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An Aurora, Illinois, city official says 4 police officers and multiple civilians were struck in the shooting
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Shooting occurred at a manufacturing company
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:27:33 GMT
From rss.cnn
[Breaking news update, published at 4:07 p.m. ET]


Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:02:44 GMT
From rss.cnn
John Probst says he recognized the gunman.


Soon: Police will give an update on the shooting
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Aurora police: Situation secure, shooter "no longer a threat"
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Employees at a nearby pallet company didn't hear the gunfire over the sound of nail guns
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Shooting comes one day after anniversary of Parkland massacre
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Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:00:16 GMT
From rss.cnn
Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.


Mueller's team interviews Sarah Sanders
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:39:53 GMT
From rss.cnn
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday.


House chairman: Documents contradict Trump attorneys on hush-money payments
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:46:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says that his panel has obtained information that calls into question previous statements made by attorneys representing President Donald Trump to federal officials about 2016 hush-money payments to keep an alleged Trump extramarital affair under wraps.


Will the Supreme Court stop Trump's national emergency?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:59:45 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Donald Trump is well aware that his national emergency declaration will face legal challenges, but he's moving forward anyway.


Fact-checking Trump's speech
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:35:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a national emergency declaration to address "an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs." He also spoke about a wide variety of issues, including trade with China and the national debt.


Trump breaks into bizarre sing-song riff about being sued
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:35:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Donald Trump says he's expecting to be sued over his national emergency declaration to fund his border wall.


Trump tells reporter to sit down
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:36:57 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Trump gets contentious with CNN's Jim Acosta and another reporter during a press conference in which he declared a national emergency.


Kamala Harris is the Democratic frontrunner, but she's not the favorite
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:21:00 GMT
From rss.cnn
Our 2020 new Democratic primary power rankings were released on Thursday. Sen. Kamala Harris from California remains the most likely to win the nomination.


2 men arrested in attack of 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:32:11 GMT
From rss.cnn
Two suspects have been arrested in the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department said Friday.


Family files lawsuit in death of fraternity pledge at Ohio University
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:53:23 GMT
From rss.cnn
The parents of a dead fraternity pledge have filed a lawsuit against the fraternity, alleging their son died last fall as a result of extensive hazing.


Atmospheric rivers are pulling California out of drought and piling on the snow
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:55:02 GMT
From rss.cnn
When 2019 started, California's snowpack was at 67%. Now it's at over 136% and rising.


Uber says it lost $1.8 billion in 2018
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:54:42 GMT
From rss.cnn
Uber, the most highly- valued US based startup, is heading into its much-anticipated IPO after more than one billion dollars in losses last year.


81-year-old is sole resident of remote, disputed island
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:31:48 GMT
From rss.cnn
In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband made the unusual decision to move to a lonely outcrop of islands at the heart of a long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea.


Pot company sees nearly 300% sales jump
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:08:48 GMT
From rss.cnn
Canopy Growth's cannabis business is booming thanks to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada last fall.


A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio official says
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:47:35 GMT
From rss.cnn
Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday.


Exclusive video shows ISIS' final battle
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:24:37 GMT
From rss.cnn
In its dying days, ISIS' fight to the bitter end has been captured in exclusive footage obtained by CNN. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the counter-attack the terrorist group has launched in eastern Syria.


Opinion: Ryan Adams is making me rethink my rock collection
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:28:12 GMT
From rss.cnn
In indie music circles, there had long been whispers about Ryan Adams being a jerk. Living in Chicago's rock hotbed neighborhood of Wicker Park in the 1990s, I certainly heard them. Still, how tragic to see the rumors confirmed and amplified in the New York Times story Wednesday about the "Heartbreaker" musician, who has denied them but also apologized.


NBA unveils jersey that can change names
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Warren Buffett's rapid U-turn on Oracle
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:57:29 GMT
From rss.cnn
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold its entire $2 billion stake in Oracle after holding the investment for just one quarter.


Pelicans fire GM after drama with star
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Couple finds message in a bottle from NOAA scientists sent in early '60s
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:58:46 GMT
From rss.cnn
In 1962, US government scientists at a lab in Galveston, Texas wrote messages in bottles and deployed 7,863 of them into the sea. This week, about 56 years later, a couple combing the beach more than 200 miles away picked one up.


Rapper speaks out for first time since arrest
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:33:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
Rapper 21 Savage, whose musical persona revolves around the city of Atlanta, is British and in the country illegally, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Pro golfer shoots 17 on one hole
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More bad news for lovers of diet soda
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:23:25 GMT
From rss.cnn
More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.


Colin Kaepernick, NFL reach settlement in collusion case
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Colorado store that boycotted Nike after Colin Kaepernick ad will close
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:37:40 GMT
From rss.cnn
In September, Stephen Martin saw a Nike ad featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.


Alliance of American Football had talks with Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:34:17 GMT
From rss.cnn
An upstart US professional football league reportedly had talks with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but it appears that former 49ers quarterback wanted more money than the league was willing to pay.


How Amazon blew its chance in New York
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:58:58 GMT
From rss.cnn
The deal was supposed to be foolproof.


Despite record profits, Amazon didn't pay any federal income tax in 2017 or 2018
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:18:14 GMT
From rss.cnn
Amazon hasn't paid any taxes to the US government in the past two years. Actually, Amazon received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal tax credits in 2017 and 2018.


Orange alligators spotted in South Carolina pond
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:24:33 GMT
From rss.cnn
Two alligators with leathery orange skin are raising eyebrows in a community in South Carolina.


See a harpoon skewer space junk in orbit
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:42:33 GMT
From rss.cnn
A satellite has successfully test fired a harpoon into space to capture dangerous space debris.


Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint they're engaged
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:39:06 GMT
From rss.cnn
It appears Valentine's Day was a good one for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.


The week in 28 photos
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:39:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
Take a look at 28 photos of the week from February 8 through February 14.


Traveling for work? Bring a taste of home with you
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:55:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
Narrow plane seats, weird smells, unfamiliar food, and disrupted routines -- frequent business travel can be uncomfortable for very real reasons. But with a little prep, you can bring a piece of home with you wherever you go and make your trips less stressful and more effective.


Amazon decision is a blow to NY
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:59:12 GMT
From rss.cnn
This is why we can't have nice things.


Mike Pence's hypocritical outrage
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:57:14 GMT
From rss.cnn
This has been a busy week at the moral outrage salad bar.


A USC gynecologist shattered my illusions
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:06:21 GMT
From rss.cnn
The University of Southern California, a stone's throw from Hollywood, has mastered the art of illusion.


One part of Green New Deal is universal
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:23:23 GMT
From rss.cnn
The nation got its first chance to digest the details of the Green New Deal when Democrats proposed a nonbinding congressional resolution last week. Reading the 14-page document feels a bit like scanning a multipage menu in search of a satisfying meal. If you are a progressive, you feel overwhelmed by all there is to savor, and if you are a conservative, you struggle to find something you can stomach.


Huge rate drop. Could be last chance to refinance.
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Fastest way to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt
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9 ways to ease stress without smoking
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Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:18:03 GMT
From rss.cnn
It's been two weeks since Jussie Smollett says he was attacked in a Chicago neighborhood and a lot has occurred thus far.


Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:31:48 GMT
From rss.cnn
Yes, they are musicians who share the same last name and the same birthday, but Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams.


'Carlton Dance' refused copyright registration
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:26:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
It's not unusual for the "Carlton Dance" to be loved by anyone, but the US Copyright Office apparently doesn't think it's all that special.


Regina King aims to give us all the feels
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:58:17 GMT
From rss.cnn
In one way, we all owe thanks to Sally Field for the wonder that is Regina King.


America's fight with Huawei is messing with the world's 5G plans
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:24:31 GMT
From rss.cnn
The US-led offensive against Chinese tech firm Huawei is creating big problems for mobile operators as they start building the next generation of wireless networks.


Shell is taking on Tesla with batteries for homes
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:19:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
Royal Dutch Shell is making a bet on home battery storage as it tries to boost its sustainable energy business.


Schultz's claim he doesn't 'see color' at odds with Starbucks' 2018 anti-bias training videos
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:58:42 GMT
From rss.cnn
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz faced a swift backlash on Tuesday night when he said, in response to a question about race during a CNN town hall, that he doesn't "see color."


Trump Said China Doesnat Have a Drug Problem. The Data Tells A Different Story
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:38:33 +0000
From feedproxy.google
President Donald Trump on Friday said that China does not have a drug problem, and suggested that the U.S. should emulate its harsh drug-regulation tactics -- but data from China tells a different story. Trump spoke in the White House Rose Garden Friday to announce that he would declare a national emergency to secure funding...


President Trump Expects Trade to Increase with U.K., Giving Boost to Brexit Supporters
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:58:33 +0000
From feedproxy.google
aWeare agreeing to go forward and preserve our trade agreement,a he said


aClimate Change Is Forever.a Thousands of British Schoolchildren Walk Out in Environmental Protest
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:12:16 +0000
From feedproxy.google
'Old people think we're ignorant, but look around. We're pretty clued in.'


President Trump Says There Is aPossibilitya He Will Extend Deadline in China Trade Talks
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:16:38 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Trump made the remarks after two days of high-level negotiations


U.K. Official aWill Not Hesitatea to Block Return of Britons Who Joined Islamic State
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:57:03 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Debate has stirred over a schoolgirl who joined IS and now wants to come home


Haitias President Says He Wonat Step Down as Violent Protests Grip the Capital
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:35:33 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Critics say they're fed up with soaring inflation and corruption


Myanmar Sentenced Two Men to Death for Murdering a High-Profile Muslim Lawyer
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:29:03 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Ko Ni was a distinguished constitutional scholar and an aide to Aung San Suu Kyi


Almost Five Times as Many Children Died in Conflict Zones Than Fighters, Report Says
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:17:42 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The report found that 420 million children were residing in conflict zones in 2017, up 30 million from the previous year


Aurora Shooting Updates: Multiple People Killed and Wounded in Illinois
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:04:39 GMT
From https:
A gunman opened fire inside an industrial complex in Aurora, Ill., on Friday. Multiple people were injured, including police officers, and at least two died.


A Border Agent Detained Two Americans Speaking Spanish. Now They Have Sued.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:44:01 GMT
From https:
The A.C.L.U. sued Customs and Border Protection after an agent told two women last year he was asking for their IDs because they spoke Spanish.


Blaming Political Climate, Trumps Give Up on New Hotels
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:08:30 GMT
From https:
The Trump Organization has shelved plans for two hotel lines that the president's sons once cast as part of the vision for "the next generation" of the company.


He’s No Chuck Norris, but He Did Kill a Mountain Lion
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:24:51 GMT
From https:
The runner said the attack by a young cat in North Colorado won't keep him from returning to the trails. But in the future, he'll do so with a friend.

A New Law Made Him a ‘Free Man on Paper,’ but He Died Behind Bars
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:34:50 GMT
From https:
The case of Steve Cheatham shows why so many families were pinning their hopes on the bipartisan criminal justice overhaul. For Mr. Cheatham, the reprieve came too late.

A Border Crash and the Blurry Line Between the U.S. and Mexico
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:05:20 GMT
From https:
Welcome to the first edition of Crossing the Border, a limited-run newsletter.


Parkland’s Day of Remembrance: Moments of Silence, Reflection and Grief
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:34:34 GMT
From https:
On a day nobody wanted to remember -- or forget -- Parkland students were observing a day of mourning for the 17 lives lost a year ago.

Border Wall, Illinois, Colin Kaepernick: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:56:07 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.


Trump to Receive Auto Tariff Report, Setting Up Another Fight
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:37:13 GMT
From https:
The president will have 90 days to make a determination on whether to impose tariffs. The industry is united in its opposition.

Air Force Defector to Iran Severely Damaged U.S. Intelligence Efforts, Ex-Officials Say
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:49:06 GMT
From https:
Monica Elfriede Witt had access to the names of double agents working for the American government and knew the workings of United States military operations across the Middle East.

U.S. Airlines to Offer New Gender Options for Non-Binary Passengers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:44:36 GMT
From https:
American, Delta and United are among the carriers planning to allow passengers to choose something other than 'male' or 'female' when buying their tickets.


New Jersey Attorney General Seeks Records From Trump Inaugural
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:19:53 GMT
From https:
A state agency's administrative subpoena comes after a similar request in a criminal inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York.


The New Old Age: Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:33:15 GMT
From https:
So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option.


Fact Check: Trump’s Rationale for a National Emergency Is Based on False or Misleading Claims
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:53:37 GMT
From https:
To justify redirecting federal funds to a wall, the president made a litany of assertions about crime, drugs and other issues on the southern border. Nearly all were misleading, exaggerated or false.

Runner Who Suffocated Mountain Lion to Save Himself Tells His Story
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:47:03 GMT
From https:
Travis Kauffman, the man who managed to kill a mountain lion that attacked him, recounted the details of the experience. The attack left him with seven stitches along his cheek, six along the bridge of his nose and three on his wrist.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:06:47 GMT
From https:
The court's move added a highly charged and consequential blockbuster to what had been a fairly sleepy term. Critics say that adding the question would undermine the count.


Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Have ‘Potential Suspects’
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:52:50 GMT
From https:
Two brothers have been arrested by the Chicago police. At least one of them had appeared on "Empire." Charges have not been filed.


Tom Cade, a Savior of the Peregrine Falcon, Dies at 91
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:26:56 GMT
From https:
After DDT had wiped the bird out on the East Coast, he led the effort to bring it back. It was eventually removed from the federal endangered species list.


U.S. Private Equity Investor Detained in Moscow on Fraud Charges
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:33:24 GMT
From https:
Michael Calvey, founder of one of the biggest and oldest investment firms in Russia, was detained on Friday along with five other.


After an ‘Ambiguous’ Apology From Ryan Adams, What’s the Right Way to Say Sorry?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:35:06 GMT
From https:
In the #MeToo era, many public apologies have missed the mark. Experts say a good apology should be transparent, specific and sincere.


Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:37:27 GMT
From https:
The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns to Work at Supreme Court
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:19:17 GMT
From https:
The justice attended a private conference to consider adding cases to the court's docket, including ones on the census and gay rights.


in her words: Could the U.S. Get Paid Family Leave? It’s Looking Better Than Ever
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:11:24 GMT
From https:
The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn't guarantee its citizens paid family leave. A proposed bill could change that.


Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:34:20 GMT
From https:
The president's decision diverts money from military construction projects, bypassing Congress but triggering a clash over the constitutional balance of power.

At War: How Shannon Kent’s Peers Honored Her Career: With a ‘Sea of Khaki’
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:24:20 GMT
From https:
In this week's newsletter, John Ismay recounts the memorial service held for Navy Chief Shannon Kent, who was killed by a suicide bomber at a restaurant in Manbij, Syria, last month.

Bill Weld Will Challenge Trump for 2020 Republican Nomination
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:24:56 GMT
From https:
Mr. Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, is unlikely to pose a major threat to Trump and he is in some ways an incongruous figure to leap into the Republican presidential fray.

Full Video: Trump Declares National Emergency
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:49:33 GMT
From
President Trump spoke from the White House's Rose Garden.

California Today: Why is the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Charging $350,000 for Records?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:34:28 GMT
From https:
Friday: Cost is an emerging front in the battle over a new law meant to open police records; succulent poaching; and Los Angeles's classic restaurants


Key Takeaways From Trump’s Decision to Use a National Emergency to Build a Border Wall
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:15:03 GMT
From https:
President Trump has set a course to deliver on a core promise to his supporters, a border wall with Mexico. But the path he chose, declaring a national emergency, is perilous.

National Emergency, Amazon, Kashmir: Your Friday Briefing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:28:14 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know.


Surfacing: Saturdays in the Bronx With Bach
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:36:53 GMT
From https:
Nearly every weekend for the past 28 years, local children have flocked to the Bronx Conservatory of Music for very low-cost instruction in classical music. Will the school's success be its undoing?


In a Divided Washington, Congress Averted a Shutdown — but at a Price
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:42:47 GMT
From https:
President Trump's last-minute tantrum nearly derailed a deal to avert another government shutdown, and forced the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to accept an emergency declaration.


On Washington: In Wielding Emergency Powers, Trump Paves a Dangerous Path Forward
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:56:33 GMT
From https:
When it comes to congressional end runs, lawmakers warn President Trump that what goes around comes around.


On Politics: Trump Plans Emergency Declaration to Build Wall
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:08:27 GMT
From https:
A bill to fund the government includes nothing for the president's promised border wall, but he planned to bypass Congress by declaring a national emergency.

The Federal Debt Is Rising. Concern Is Not.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:04 GMT
From https:
The United States government now owes more than $22 trillion, but debt reduction is no longer a top issue in Washington.


Supreme Court agrees to decide by summer on Trump's new census question
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to rule by this summer on the Trump administrationas plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, dealing a potential political blow to California and other states with large numbers of immigrants.

The outcome could tilt political clout in the next decade...



Review: Amazon Primeas aLorenaa is a fascinating and flawed view of the Bobbitt case
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The story was so sensational it could have been culled from a fictional atrue crimea paperback.

Lorena Bobbitt (now known as Lorena Gallo) cut off her husband John Wayne Bobbittas penis as he slept and absconded with it, launching a notorious search for the missing appendage.

Amazon Primeas docu-series...



Diya Chacko and Adrienne Shih Join Audience Engagement Team
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:25:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

As part of the rebuilding of the Los Angeles Times, Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine and Deputy Managing Editor Sewell Chan made the following announcement.

We are happy to announce that two journalists are joining our Audience Engagement team.

Diya Chacko, the public health and environment editor...



Editorial Staff Directory
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes
Contact editors and reporters.


LAPD officer is severely beaten on skid row and left in critical condition
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

An off-duty 20-year veteran Los Angeles police officer was in critical condition Friday after a fight with another man in downtownas skid row ended with the officer shooting the suspected assailant, police said.

The narcotics detective, whose name was not released, was aseverely injureda during...



Man said to be the son of two victims is arrested in triple-slaying in Newport Beach
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:15:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A 27-year-old man was charged with murder Friday in the slayings of three people whose bodies were found in a Newport Beach home this week.

Orange County prosecutors allege that Camden Nicholson killed Richard Nicholson, 64, and Kim Nicholson, 61, both of Newport Beach, and Maria Morse, 57, of...



Wilbur Ross wants to undercut the census. Will the Supreme Court let him?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

President Trump pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a challenge to his administrationas decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. On Friday morning, the court agreed to do just that, setting the stage for oral arguments in April and a decision by the end of June.

Good. Now...



California to sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that California was planning to sue the Trump administration over its declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, delivering on a promise state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra made last week "to reject this foolish proposal in court the moment...



Dan Jennings agrees to minor-league contract with Angels
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The Angels agreed on Friday to sign left-handed reliever Dan Jennings to a minor-league contract and invite him to spring training.

Jennings, 31, would make $1 million and an additional $500,000 in incentives if he makes the 25-man roster, according to a source.

He spent last season with the Milwaukee...



More snow in California than Boston? aBonkersa winter continues with approaching storm
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

California is known as a land of sunshine. But, for the extreme weather that has accompanied the Westas colder months, California might as well be called the snowy state.

A series of winter storms has brought record-breaking rainfall and dropped snow levels dramatically across the state, causing...



Opportunity was the little rover that could
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:50:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Opportunity, NASAas longest-living robotic Mars explorer, was declared dead on Wednesday. The tributes, poignant cartoons, emotional tweets and even love songs keep pouring in. Iam feeling surprisingly sad as well. I covered the building and launch of Opportunity, and its twin rover Spirit, for...



Academy may reverse controversial Oscars change after meeting with top cinematographers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:45:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The Oscars conflict that has gripped Hollywoodas attention since Monday, drawing battle lines between the motion picture academyas leadership and many of the groupas most illustrious members, may soon come to a head.

On Thursday evening, the academyas chief executive, Dawn Hudson, and president,...



Trump declares border emergency, testing the limits of presidential authority
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:40:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

President Trump was brushed off by Mexico, outfoxed by Democrats and feeling abandoned by Republicans.

So on Friday, he declared the national immigration emergency he had been threatening for months, casting the fate of his signature campaign promise a a wall along the southern border a into the...



Gang member charged in triple slaying at Torrance bowling alley
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A 47-year-old Los Angeles gang member was charged Friday with killing three men at a Torrance bowling alley last month, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced.

Reginald Leander Wallace of Los Angeles faces three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and one count...



Michael 'MVP' Page eager to showcase his skills in Bellator tournament
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Englandas Michael aMVPa Page aspires to stand as the top welterweight in the Bellator grand prix, a field Page assesses is deeper than UFCas 170-pound division.

aOne-hundred percent, I believe that, and itas not just myself,a Page said this week. aA lot of people are looking at our welterweight...



Mattel plunges 18% as outlook disappoints investors
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Shares of Mattel Inc. fell sharply Friday as the company released guidance that disappointed investors during a conference call.

A measure of earnings known as Ebitda, which excludes items such as taxes and interest, will be in a range of $350 million to $400 million this year, the company said...



Review: Kacey Musgraves is for lovers at post-Grammys Valentineas Day show
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:05:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Kacey Musgraves is now at the point in her career where you probably wonat hear her sing alone in concert anymore.

Her songs a plain-spoken odes to family ties, loveas complexities and life in a small Texas town a are no longer just for her. They ring out in surround-sound singalongs as if ripped...



Longtime councilman Kelly Boyd, a aLaguna Beach icon,a looks back as he enters retirement
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:05:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A light breeze lifted off the ocean and floated over Laguna Beach, through an open door and into a living room illuminated by the glow of the Marine Room Tavernas old neon sign. Sitting on a couch at home between his coastal view and the memento from his former bar in the kitchen, Kelly Boyd took...



Trump: Whereas my Nobel Prize?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Forty-five minutes into a 49-minute news conference on Friday that was disjointed, defensive and yet unusually subdued, President Trump looked into the sun at the throng of journalists and television cameras and offered a window into his bruised psyche.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had shown...



Artem Lobov gives Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship a recognizable name
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

On the night Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the UFC cage at T-Mobile Arena following his submission victory over Conor McGregor to pursue a McGregor cornerman who was part of trading insults between the camps, the lightweight champion had a second target in mind.

With security officials surrounding...



JLo and A-Rod buy Jeremy Pivenas afixer-uppera home in Malibu
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Jeremy Pivensa Malibu beach house has drawn the eye of two fellow A-listers: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez.

The power couple paid $6.6 million for the home and reportedly have big plans in store, according to sources who asked for anonymity because they are not authorized to comment on the...



Judge issues gag order for Roger Stone case in Russia investigation
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:45:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A federal judge has ordered Roger Stone, President Trumpas longtime political advisor, to limit his public comments about his upcoming trial on charges stemming from the special counselas Russia investigation.

The gag order could be a challenge for Stone, an outspoken provocateur who has held news...



Trump doesnat let environmental laws stand in the way of border barrier construction
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Over the last week, Marianna TreviA+-o Wright has watched work crews drive through her butterfly sanctuary in the Rio Grande Valley to a nearby site where brush is being cleared for a planned six-mile stretch of border wall.

Homeland Security has planned to build an 18-foot-tall steel and concrete...



Another American is arrested in Moscow; prominent investor is accused of fraud
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A prominent American investor with business ties in Russia since the early 1990s has been detained on suspicion of fraud in a case that is likely to shake a Moscow business community already reeling from the countryas uncertain investment climate.

Michael Calvey, the founder and senior partner...



Turns Out Everyone Has a Good Side
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:52:48 GMT
From https:
Facing one way used to be just for divas like Mariah Carey. Then came selfie sticks, ring lights and Instagram.

London council demands APS360,000 from homeowner after mistakenly selling him APS700,000 flat for half price
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:55:00 +0000
From independent.co
'They've clearly made a massive mistake and it's of no fault of my own'


Shamima Begum's family call for Isis bride to be repatriated as police warn she will be investigated
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:50:13 +0000
From independent.co
'We welcome an investigation under the principles of British justice,' says teenager's family


Brexit news - LIVE: EU dismay at May's humiliating defeat as Tory row descends into open warfare
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:55:00 +0000
From independent.co
Follow live updates from Westminster


UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:15:00 +0000
From independent.co
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.


Shamima Begum: Home secretary Sajid Javid 'will not hesitate' to block Isis bride's return to UK
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:16:00 +0000
From independent.co
Family pleads for leniency over teenager as government rules out mission to retrieve her from Syrian camp


Harry Churchill: Last surviving member of 'Great Escape' team dies aged 99
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:04:00 +0000
From independent.co
Feat of courage went on to represent one of the most-told stories from the Second World War


UK's 'most dangerous extremist group' regenerating after terrorist prisoners released
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:57:00 +0000
From independent.co
Supporters of Anjem Choudary's al-Muhajiroun group seen street preaching and protesting in London


RAF advert that challenges sexist advertising to debut on Channel 4
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:16:00 +0000
From independent.co
Research for campaign reveals women are often portrayed in stereotypical and derogatory ways


The Britons who went to join Isis: Where are they now?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:44:00 +0000
From independent.co
More than 200 British citizens still unaccounted for


Police hunt Italian Job-style raiders who used car to smash into shopping centre
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:31:20 +0000
From independent.co
Rather than red, white and blue minis, the real-life criminals used a black hatchback


Shamima Begum: Home secretary Sajid Javid's pledge to block Isis teen's return 'cruel, immoral and illegal'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:34:00 +0000
From independent.co
'It's cruel and devoid of any moral obligations as Sajid Javid is deliberately trying to discharge himself and this country of any responsibility for this young vulnerable British woman'


Sheffield mayor will 'have a word' with any teachers who punish students for protesting climate change
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:39:42 +0000
From independent.co
Young people were warned against walking out of class to join Friday's Youth Strike 4 Climate


Boys 'laughed and joked' after fatally stabbing teenager in street outside party
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:35:48 +0000
From independent.co
Murder aggravated by 'sustained and ferocious attack' while victim was running away, judge says


Lawyer cracks Friends gag at Ross lookalike trial: 'The one with the doppelganger, Your Honour'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:38:00 +0000
From independent.co
David Schwimmer responded after social media users spotted resemblance


Tens of thousands of cancer patients left waiting months to start treatment after urgent referral, figures show
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:59:24 +0000
From independent.co
'I feel let down and really quite disappointed,' Hannah Burnett, 21, says after five-month delay to start treatment


Brexit news: Ministers clash over no deal after right-wing Tories scupper Theresa May in Commons vote
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:38:00 +0000
From independent.co
'We are not leaving without a deal. If you want to leave, you'd better agree on one,' says foreign office minister


Millwall vs Everton violence: Met Police releases images of 12 men wanted over mass brawl
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:41:46 +0000
From independent.co
Force condemns 'worst football violence witnessed for a very long time'


Theresa May criticises schoolchildren protesting against looming climate disaster for wasting lesson time
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:29:00 +0000
From independent.co
The PM said children needed to be in school to become the future professionals who can help solve climate change


Trump welcomes new UK-US deal, promising to 'very, very substantially' increase trade after Brexit
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:59:00 +0000
From independent.co
US president praises 'very good trading relationship' after agreement to continue terms of EU deal


Jihadists returning to UK have skills and connections to be 'very dangerous', says MI6 chief
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:10:00 +0000
From independent.co
Alex Younger also warns that 'military defeat of the caliphate does not represent the end of the terrorist threat that we face'


Man jailed for 20 years for attempting to murder his GP with a crossbow
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:20:00 +0000
From independent.co
'You killed my father, I am going to kill you', Mark Waterfall said before firing


Blow to privatisation of probation services as three companies collapse into administration
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:28:38 +0000
From independent.co
Overhaul of services designed to rehabilitate offenders has been described as 'a mess', by MPs


Daniel Kawczynski: Tory MP finally admits being wrong about Britain not receiving US aid after Second World War
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:20:04 +0000
From independent.co
Academics, historians and school children were among those who pointed out his Tweet saying UK got no financial help was inaccurate


Shamima Begum: Syrian Kurds demand UK repatriates British teenager and other Isis members
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:18:00 +0000
From independent.co
Exclusive: 'We cannot bear this responsibility alone,' official says as government refuses to repatriate jihadis


Auction earns APS300,000 selling items including stuffed polar bear and sperm whale penis
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:04:00 +0000
From independent.co
Ecletic items sold to an anonymous buyer


Government plans to introduce voter ID 'falling apart' as councils pull out of scheme
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:17:12 +0000
From independent.co
'Local councils are under huge budget and staffing pressures a the last thing they need is their election clerks to become glorified bouncers'


Cannabis factory discovered in underground bunker beneath Wolverhampton home
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:10:30 +0000
From independent.co
More than 250 plants, lights, fans and heaters found under outbuilding hidden behind false panelling


Tareena Shakil: First female British Isis member jailed in UK freed from prison
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:44:00 +0000
From independent.co
Former finance student took her 18-month-old son to Syria in 2014 after calling for people to fight for Isis on social media


New sexual assault sentencing rules needed after student avoids punishment for attack on girl, say campaigners
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:52:31 +0000
From independent.co
Teenage dental student from Glasgow found guilty but granted absolute discharge


Cheryl Grimmer: Murder charge dropped in 1970 toddler disappearance case
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:19:17 +0000
From independent.co
Judge rules confession inadmissable because suspect was only 17 and had no adult present


Former Royal Navy helicopter pilot jailed twice for stalking woman on trial again for stalking her
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:12:29 +0000
From independent.co
Jurors told 63-year-old sent hundreds of sexually aggressive emails after pair split up


'Gateway to Hell': Hundreds of historic anti-witch marks discovered in Nottinghamshire cave
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:52:00 +0000
From independent.co
Locals scrawled them there to protect against evil spirits coming up from underworld


Prisons minister accused of diverting resources from struggling jails in bid to keep his job
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:44:19 +0000
From independent.co
Dozens of experienced officers will be drafted in from prisons campaigners say cannot afford to lose expertise


Brexit: Scotland government demands lost EU funding be 'replaced in full' by Treasury after UK's exit
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:21:13 +0000
From independent.co
Welsh Assembly also seeking reassurance over future cash flow and pensions


Ariana Grande: 'Thank U, Next' singer makes history as new single and album top UK charts
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:55:00 +0000
From https:
25-year-old becomes first ever female artist to replace herself at the top of single charts


Fyre Festival founder Ja Rule has plans for another music festival
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:39:00 +0000
From https:
The rapper has not watched the documentaries on the disastrous Fyre


Jussie Smollett: Police arrest two suspects in connection with alleged 'racist and homophobic attack' against actor
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:05:00 +0000
From https:
Police spokesman says the suspects were arrested on suspicion of assault and battery


40 of the greatest plays ever written
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:35:00 +0000
From https:
From 'Antigone' to 'Blasted', 'Hamlet' to 'Jerusalem', Paul Taylor and Holly Williams choose 40 brilliant plays to watch, hear or read


Toy Story 4: Woody and Bo Peep stage rescue mission for lost toy in new clip from Pixar sequel
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:18:00 +0000
From https:
The film is set to be released in June this year


Oscars: When a woman won for playing a male character
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:05:00 +0000
From https:
Bruce Fretts looks at how, 35 years ago, Linda Hunt won an Academy Award for playing a Chinese-Australian man in 'The Year of Living Dangerously'


Naomi Alderman novel 'The Power' to be adapted for Amazon Prime series
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:38:00 +0000
From https:
In Alderman's 2016 science fiction novel, teenage girls have the power to electrocute others


CBBC accused of racism over Living With the Lams sitcom about British Chinese family
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:31:00 +0000
From https:
An organisation representing British East Asian performers has taken CBBC to task


Colourful cows to violent politicians: the best pictures of the week
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:59:11 +0000
From https:
The best pictures from around the world this week.


The Ryan Adams revelations are all too familiar. Time's up for the tortured male genius myth
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:36:00 +0000
From https:
The singer-songwriter has given the standard #MeToo apology, but some see his behaviour as just part of the rock star package. That's not good enough, argues Holly Williams


This Week cancelled after 16 years following host Andrew Neil's departure
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:05:00 +0000
From https:
The late-night show, which airs on Thursdays after 'Question Time' on BBC One, will end this summer


'Isn't it Romantic' reviews round-up: What critics are saying about satirical rom-com starring Rebel Wilson
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:02:00 +0000
From https:
Critics have praised Wilson's performance, though some remain uncertain as to whether Isn't it Romantic successfully satirises the rom-com genre


The most incredible pictures of Earth: International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:35:00 +0000
From https:
The judges have spoken, see them for yourself


Stile Antico, Wigmore Hall, London, review: An hour in choral heaven
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:44:00 +0000
From https:
No other group has their bright freshness of sound, or their vivid immediacy in performance


Will Smith reveals why he turned down Keanu Reeves' role in The Matrix
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:26:00 +0000
From https:
The actor starred in Wild Wild West instead


Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy to stand in for Guy Garvey on BBC Radio 6 Music
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:20:00 +0000
From https:
The 'Peaky Blinders' star will take over Elbow frontman Guy Garvey's afternoon slot on Sunday afternoon


Drake releases 'So Far Gone' mixtape on Spotify and Apple Music for 10th anniversary
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:10:00 +0000
From https:
The rapper announced the news on Instagram, thanking a series of people, including LeBron James and Kanye West


Game of Thrones season 8 ending is 'emotionally thrilling' according to HBO boss
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:16:00 +0000
From https:
'I believe it will live up to the very high expectations'


Andrea Levy death: Small Island author who chronicled Windrush generation dies, aged 62
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:50:00 +0000
From https:
Levy is best known for her award-winning novel 'Small Island', which explores the Jamaican diaspora and the surrounding community in the aftermath of World War II


Ant and Dec accused of blackface as Saturday Night Takeaway sketch resurfaces
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:30:00 +0000
From https:
The clip is taken from a 2005 episode


21 Savage speaks out about arrest for first time: 'It was definitely targeted'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:18:00 +0000
From https:
The rapper spoke to 'Good Morning America', in an interview with ABC News's Linsey Davis


Batman: Ben Affleck reveals why he will no longer play superhero
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:55:00 +0000
From https:
'I couldn't crack it'


The Umbrella Academy review: Netflix superhero tale more indebted to Wes Anderson than Stan Lee
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:11:00 +0000
From https:
A bonkers reminder that caped crusader adaptations can be delightful and insightful as well as deafening


Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro loses copyright claim over Carlton dance
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:06:00 +0000
From https:
The actor claimed the use of the dance in two separate video games were illegal


Bill and Ted's Excellent Anniversary: How two guitar-wielding airheads conquered comedy 30 years ago
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:12:00 +0000
From https:
Ed Power looks back at the pathologically silly, and surprisingly influential, cult comedy that introduced Keanu Reeves to the world


Steven Spielberg thinks Green Book is 'best buddy comedy' since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:22:00 +0000
From https:
Peter Farrelly says the director loved the film so much he watched it 'five times in two weeks'


FBI investigating Ryan Adams over claims he sent sexual messages to an underage fan
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:36:00 +0000
From https:
Adams has denied the allegations, first published in an exposA(c) by the New York Times


Oscars: 41 actors who have won the most awards, from Robert DeNiro to Meryl Streep
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:21:00 +0000
From https:
Five actors are hoping to join the list at this year's ceremony


Jason Momoa joins A-list cast of Denis Villeneuve's Dune
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:40:00 +0000
From https:
The 'Aquaman' star will join the already confirmed likes of TimothA(c)e Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, and Zendaya


Ellen Page interview: 'Gay marriage is not a debate, one side is right, one is wrong'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:24:00 +0000
From https:
The Juno star speaks to Alexandra Pollard about new series The Umbrella Academy, how coming out in her twenties cured her panic attacks, and the link between Mike Pence and homophobic violence


Ryan Adams' album release pulled after sexual misconduct allegations
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:06:00 +0000
From https:
Furthermore, three companies that manufacture gear for musicians have publicly severed ties with Adams


Jussie Smollett: Chicago police deny reports Empire actor staged 'racist and homophobic' attack
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:13:00 +0000
From https:
'Media reports about the Empire incident being a hoax are unconfirmed by case detectives'


How a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Could Open a Path to Irish Unity
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:07:13 GMT
From https:
On the Catholic, mainly nationalist side of the divide in Northern Ireland, many think an abrupt withdrawal -- and a hard border -- could lead to reunification.


Kabul Dispatch: She’s a Force of Nature, and She Just Declared War on Peace With the Taliban
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:54:32 GMT
From https:
Laila Haidari's popular Kabul restaurant, where men and women dine freely together, finances her drug treatment center. Now she has a new cause: fighting a peace deal with the Taliban.


News Analysis: Yet Another Election for Spain Reveals Deeper Strains
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:54:31 GMT
From https:
The call for an April election -- the third since 2015 -- is a new sign of political polarization and the stalemate over the status of Catalonia.


India Blames Pakistan for Attack in Kashmir, Promising a Response
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:46:31 GMT
From https:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi vows "a befitting reply" to the suicide bombing, which killed dozens of Indian soldiers. Pakistan has denied involvement.


The Saturday Profile: A Rap Challenger to the Thai Military Junta
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:19:38 GMT
From https:
In a repressive country, Nutthapong Srimuong does not shy from political themes. His rap video, "What My Country Has Got," has been viewed 56 million times in three months.


Vogue Fashion Director in Brazil Quits Over Photos That Evoke Slavery Era
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:01:36 GMT
From https:
She resigned after photos emerged from her 50th birthday that critics saw as allusion to race relations in the colonial era, when there was slavery in Brazil.


Vatican Envoy to France Under Investigation for Sexual Assault
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:00:35 GMT
From https:
Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the pope's representative in Paris, is accused of molesting a City Hall staffer there last month.


Brazil Arrests 8 at Mining Giant Vale Over Deadly Dam Collapse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:13:15 GMT
From https:
The employees held included two executive directors of the company, which owns the mining complex where a torrent of mud killed at least 166 people.


Four Men Convicted in Killing of Top Aide to Myanmar’s Leader
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:43:27 GMT
From https:
U Ko Ni was a prominent Muslim lawyer who advocated cutting the powers of Myanmar's military and advised the country's leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.


China and U.S. to Continue Trade Talks Next Week
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:22:28 GMT
From https:
Both sides said "progress" had been made in the talks but deep disagreements remain ahead of the March deadline set by leaders of both countries.


Flights at Dubai Airport Halted Over ‘Drone Activity’
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:56:13 GMT
From https:
Departing flights were suspended for about half an hour on Friday morning at the airport, one of the busiest in the world.


What Is the Munich Security Conference, and Why Does It Matter?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:06:03 GMT
From https:
Significant changes in American foreign policy and a shifting world order have brought changes at a meeting once known for its unity.


A Locked Door, a Fire and 41 Girls Killed as Police Stood By
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:45:39 GMT
From https:
Guatemalan officers stood by for nine minutes as the fire raged at a government-run home. It was the culmination of a long history of abuse.


Archaeologists in Pompeii Find Fresco of Narcissus in ‘Extraordinary’ Condition
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:28:04 GMT
From https:
In a home where researchers had found a fresco depicting Leda and the swan, a team has unearthed a remarkably well-preserved depiction of another famous myth.


Border Wall, Illinois, Colin Kaepernick: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:56:07 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.


In Eastern Europe, U.S. Officials Talk Deals, Not Erosion of Democracy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:29:04 GMT
From https:
Promoting weapons sales and isolation of Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence did not speak out on the illiberal direction of some allies.


Canada Warns Citizens Not to Travel to Haiti as Protests Against Moïse Continue
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:37:23 GMT
From https:
President Jovenal Moise of Haiti has refused to bow to widespread protests calling for his resignation, but protests against him have continued, prompting Canada to issue a travel warning.

Students Skip School Across Europe to Demand Climate Action
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:19:45 GMT
From https:
In cities including Berlin, London and Paris, young protesters took to the streets to urge their leaders to combat climate change.


U.S. Private Equity Investor Detained in Moscow on Fraud Charges
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:33:24 GMT
From https:
Michael Calvey, founder of one of the biggest and oldest investment firms in Russia, was detained on Friday along with five other.


At War: How Shannon Kent’s Peers Honored Her Career: With a ‘Sea of Khaki’
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:24:20 GMT
From https:
In this week's newsletter, John Ismay recounts the memorial service held for Navy Chief Shannon Kent, who was killed by a suicide bomber at a restaurant in Manbij, Syria, last month.

Sexual Violence on the Rise in South Sudan, U.N. Says
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:40:42 GMT
From https:
Barely five months after warring leaders agreed to end fighting in the country, pregnant women and children are said to have been among the victims of attacks.


At War: Afghan War Casualty Report: Feb. 8-14
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:54:24 GMT
From https:
At least 78 pro-government forces and 23 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week.


Sri Lanka Seeks Executioner With ‘Excellent Moral Character’
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:36:33 GMT
From https:
The government turned to the want ads to find a hangman -- a job that has been difficult to fill.


National Emergency, Amazon, Kashmir: Your Friday Briefing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:28:14 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know.


Trilobites: Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:15 GMT
From https:
Researchers are drawing inspiration from the proteins that they think let hearty water bears cheat time by decelerating their biology.


Letter 94: What to Watch for With Australia’s Immigration Debate
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:14:53 GMT
From https:
With an election coming, we can expect to hear all kinds of intense rhetoric. The Australia Letter brings you context. Plus: Indie rock recommendations from Paul Krugman!


President Trump, Brexit, Syria: Your Friday Briefing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:55:36 GMT
From https:
Let us help you start your day.


Middle East Memo: At Trump Forum, Countries Share a Foe (Iran) and Awkwardness (a Lot of It)
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:59:02 GMT
From https:
A group of countries known more for their deep-rooted conflicts tried to cast a common lot in their opposition to Iran.


Venezuela’s Top Diplomat Enlists Support From Dozens of Nations to Counter U.S.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:16:00 GMT
From https:
Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza of Venezuela said at the United Nations that a new coalition had been formed to resist what he described as American bullying.


Border Wall Deal, Amazon, Valentine’s Day: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:55:25 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.


In Tour of Australia, Chinese Admire Clean Air but Bemoan Lack of Hot Drinking Water
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:25:21 GMT
From https:
We spent four days with a group of Chinese tourists visiting Australia. The visitors and locals approached each other with confusion, skepticism and sometimes racism.


Can France Ever Leave Africa? Airstrikes in Chad Raise an Old Question
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:11:40 GMT
From https:
Puzzled analysts and members of Parliament wonder why France is again propping up an ironhanded African dictator.


A Valentine in Uncertain Times: ‘I Kiss You Amid the Taliban’
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:06:50 GMT
From https:
Young urban Afghans who came of age with the liberties of the past 18 years celebrate Valentine's Day amid fears that compromise with the Taliban could erode basic freedoms.


President Trump, India, China: Your Friday Briefing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:05:08 GMT
From https:
Let us help you start your day.


Trudeau’s Commitment to Indigenous Groups Tested by Minister’s Resignation
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:54:18 GMT
From https:
Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister, seemed a symbol of the Trudeau government's promise to improve life for Indigenous people in Canada.


Kashmir Suffers From the Worst Attack There in 30 Years
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:43:03 GMT
From https:
The suicide bomb that killed at least 40 soldiers in a convoy of Indian paramilitary forces will likely raise tensions between India and Pakistan.


Shamima Begum, British Woman Who Joined ISIS in Syria, Wants to Come Home
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:29:52 GMT
From https:
Ms. Begum, 19, who says she is nine months pregnant, faces an uncertain future, with no clear answers about whether Britain would try to prosecute her.


El-Sisi May Rule Egypt Until 2034 Under Parliamentary Plan
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:47:05 GMT
From https:
Lawmakers approved measures that would allow the president to stay in power for an additional 12 years, enshrining the military's dominance in politics.


'Four cops and multiple civilians injured' after shooter opens fire at Illinois warehouse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:57:48 +0000
From https:
Law enforcement sources told the Chicago Tribune that the person killed was the suspected gunman who wasA apprehended around an hour after opening fire at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora.


Banks agree to refund victims of complex frauds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:51:57 +0000
From https:
Stephen Jones (pictured), head of trade body UK Finance, now says they will offer compensation when the loss is neither sideas fault.


Transgender women could give birth for the first time thanks to pioneering womb transplants
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:47:29 +0000
From https:
A surgical team from Imperial College London and Oxford University has had ethical approval from the NHS for 15 womb transplants on infertile women - but could trial it on transgender women.


PICTURED: Terrorist husband of ISIS bride Shamima Begum
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:45:35 +0000
From https:
Yago Riedijk is a Dutch convert who fled his comfortable middle-class home to join IS a earning him a six-year jail sentence in his absence in Holland.


Teenage boy, 16, accused of Alesha MacPhail's murder shared Snapchat selfie
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:43:33 +0000
From https:
The Scottish schoolgirl was found naked and face down in an area of woodland on the Isle of Bute on July 2 last year with 117 separate injuries.


I couldn't let Paul have his cake and eat it:A Alex Hollywood finally called time on her marriage
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:31:01 +0000
From https:
Alex Hollywood, 54, was married to Bake Off's Paul Hollywood, 52, for twenty years. The food writer spoke about ending their marriage following Paul's second affair with Summer Monteys-Fullam, 23.


Polo-playing ex-public schoolboy, 27, is charged with murder of three Exeter pensioners
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:29:59 +0000
From https:
Alexander Lewis-Ranwell (pictured) will appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court tomorrow accused of killingA Anthony Payne, 80, and 84-year-old twins Dick and Roger Carter.


Jan Broberg kidnapped TWICE raped by family friend that also had sexual relationship with parents
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:28:56 +0000
From https:
Jan Broberg was raped and abducted from her happy home in Pocatello, Idaho twice by Robert Berchtold; a family friend who gained her parents trust to get closer to their 12-year-old daughter.


Remote British market town will become one of the first places in the world to get 5G internet
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:21:07 +0000
From https:
The remote British town of Alston in Cumbria is now at the forefront of a technological revolution. It is one of the first places in the world to receive a 5G mobile network.


Boohoo bans wool for being 'cruel to animals' but campaigners say it will harm sheep
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:15:12 +0000
From https:
Fashion retailer Boohoo will stop selling clothes made of wool on animal welfare grounds. A campaign for wool backed by Prince Charles branded the action aabsurda.


Trump announces 'national emergency' on the border
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:13:20 +0000
From https:
President Donald TrumpA announced a national emergency on the border to allow him to spend $8 billion building his wall after signing a bill to avoid a government shutdown after bitter standoff with Congress.


Nine LSU fraternity men, ages 19 to 23, arrested on hazing-related charges after pledges complained
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:12:00 +0000
From https:
Members of Louisiana State University's Delta Kappa Epsilon were arrested Thursday after the fraternity closed it's chapter last month due to violation of alcohol and hazing policies.


Youth Strike 4 Climate protests take place across Britain
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:08:01 +0000
From https:
Youth Strike 4 Climate organisers say strikes are taking place in 60 towns and cities from Cornwall to the Highlands, in the face of 'an alarming lack of Government leadership' on climate change.


University gave its APS350k-per-year vice-chancellor a APS64k pay rise and APS57k travel expenses
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:05:37 +0000
From https:
A university at the centre of an official investigation by the education watchdog authorised an extraordinary series of payouts linked to its vice-chancellor Dominic Shellard.


Henny Rat: Bizarre picture of New York City rat clutching an empty bottle of Hennessy goes viral
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:04:12 +0000
From https:
SNY anchor Chris Williamson was walking down the street when he spotted a rat that appeared to have 'passed out' on the sidewalk while clutching a Hennessy bottle.


Middlesex bank clerk's daughter fled to Syria with her ISIS husband where she was raped but escaped
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:01:56 +0000
From https:
Tania Joya, a mother-of-four who grew up in Harrow, Middlesex, read the story of Shamima Begum online from the comfortable apartment in Plano, Texas.


Mayweather fights with T.I. and 50 Cent over supporting Gucci after blackface controversy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:58:46 +0000
From https:
The track - called 'F**k N***a' - was released on Thursday and its artwork features a picture of the retired boxer wearing the sweater that has since been pulled by Gucci.


Moped gang convicted of robberyA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:57:23 +0000
From https:
Miguel St Martin, 21, and Harry Doyle, 18, were convicted today of carrying out the raid atA Boodles jewellery store in Sloane Street, Knightsbridge on March 26 last year.


Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid agree to resolve their outstanding grievance with the NFL
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:52:44 +0000
From https:
The NFL will resolve its grievances with free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, both of whom had sued the league and all 32 owners for collusion.


MI6 boss warns that Britons returning from ISIS are 'very dangerous'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:50:01 +0000
From https:
In rare public comments, UK Secret Intelligence Service chief Alex Younger (pictured) said returning militants had acquired 'skills and connections' which would make them a threat.


Novichok victim's parents say BRITISH government is responsible for daughter's death
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:47:58 +0000
From https:
Stan and Caroline Sturgess are speaking out as the anniversary of the first attack approaches, in whichA Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were targeted in Salisbury.


Britain basks in 64F temperatures ahead of half-term in a stark contrast to 2018
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:47:48 +0000
From https:
Britons made the most of the warm weather today, as groups gathered to enjoy a picnic in Bristol (pictured), and sun-seekers were spotted strolling along Brighton beach with an ice-cream.


Claims emerge that Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles, 35, 'tried to take his own life'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:47:40 +0000
From https:
Bubbles was allegedly 'rushed to hospital' in 2003 after trying to take his own life when he was no longer living with Jackson at the Neverland ranch. Bubbles now lives in an ape sanctuary in Florida.


Trump is eviscerated for 'mimicking' Chinese President's accent
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:46:47 +0000
From https:
Donald Trump sent Twitter into overdrive when he appeared to imitate a Chinese accent when telling reporters about a conversation he had with the country's President, Xi Jinping.


PICTURED: Two Nigerian actor brothers detained over Jussie Smollett attack
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:43:00 +0000
From https:
The two African American brothers being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack are actors Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo, DailyMail.com can reveal.


Girl, 14, rushed to hospital seconds away from death after GP wrongly diagnosed her brain abscess
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:41:54 +0000
From https:
Thalia Elliott began feeling unwell and visited her GP in Wales complaining of unbearable sickness. Her family thought she had food poisoning and took the youngster to her local GP.


Toy Story 4: Woody and Bo Peep team up to save a lost toy in intense new clip from the sequel
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:41:25 +0000
From https:
A new clip from the hotly-anticipated fourth Toy Story film released on Friday saw the franchise's iconic characters seemingly return to a familiar location.


Chilling image posted online by ISIS shows L.A. skyscraper exploding in flames
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:36:24 +0000
From https:
A chilling image of an L.A. skyscraper bursting into flames has been circulated by the terror group ISIS. The image contains teh caption: 'Our promise will soon be fulfilled' with a camouflage-clad fighter.


Shamima Begum's family beg the government to allow her back home
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:09:23 +0000
From https:
The parents of Shamima Begum, who left London for Syria in 2015, said the 19-year-old's unborn baby should be shown mercy as it has the right to grow up in the 'peace and security' of the UK.


Wreck of 300-year-old HMS Victory still tied up in a legal wrangle over efforts to raise it
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:58:33 +0000
From https:
The wreckA of HMS Victory, currently lying 50 miles southeast of Plymouth, is the centre of a legal battle as to whether it should be excavated and placed in a museum or left undisturbed underwater.


Emiliano Sala's body arrives home in Argentina as his loved ones prepare for his funeral
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:41:09 +0000
From https:
Emiliano Salaas body is being driven to Progreso, around 538km (334 miles) northwest of the capital Buenos Aires, for a vigil and wake in the coming hours.


How ISIS was brought to its knees
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:38:22 +0000
From https:
ISIS stands on the verge of defeat in the shell-pocked and crumbling town of Baghouz in Syria as just a handful of jihadis fight until the bitter end.


Trump hails N. Korea's 'tremendous' economic potential
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:36:05 +0000
From https:
'They gave it to Obama,' the president sniffed, recalling the award his predecessor received after less than a year in office. Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un will meet this month for the second time.


Trump uses bizarre sing-song voice to claim that he will face 'bad ruling' on emergency declaration
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:32:38 +0000
From https:
President Donald Trump looked to the legal future as he announced a using an emergency declaration to get $8 billion in funds Congress didn't appropriate, predicting an ultimate win.


Friends of Ted Bundy's final victim remember the school girl, 12, who was last of his 30 victims
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:26:30 +0000
From https:
On February 9, 1978, Ted Bundy abducted Kimberly from the girls' junior high school, with her remain later found at theA Suwannee River State Park, almost 50 miles away.


Teeth can be used to predict mental health problems, study finds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:24:59 +0000
From https:
Dr Erin Dunn, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, examined lost milk teeth from six-year-olds, and found those with thinner enamel were more likely to have issues.


Woman reveals she caught mother-in-law poking holes in her condoms - and now she's PREGNANT
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:12:29 +0000
From https:
A horrified US woman has revealed that she is now pregnant after finding her sneaky mother-in-law poking holes in her condoms. Many urged the mother-to-be to report her to the police.


Sickening CCTV shows a gang battering a clubber to death with garden shears and a pick axe
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:10:14 +0000
From https:
CCTV footage showsA Sandel Serbu, 36, being chased and brutally attacked outside a shop in Ilford, east London after he was followed by a group of men.


New York man, 55, in a critical condition after 12-story fall from a Manhattan apartment window
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:09:22 +0000
From https:
A 55-year-old man is in a critical condition after he fell from the 12th floor of a Manhattan apartment building while trying to fix a window on Friday. The man's wife watched on in horror as he fell.


British team spearheads aspace harpoona to snare orbiting rubbish
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:02:15 +0000
From https:
A team from Surrey University have successfully completed their test to remove space junk by piercing it with such force that it breaks force that it actually breaks the target structure.


Creepy website uses AI to create 'deepfake' photos of humans who don't exist
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:59:24 +0000
From https:
A website lets users click through an endless library of fake human faces created by AI. It relies on an algorithm developed by Nvidia scientists and only takes a few seconds to spit out a new face.


Richard Branson announces Venezuela Aid Live concert which aims to raise $100m for food and supplies
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:39:53 +0000
From https:
The event will be held February 22 in the Colombian city of Cucuta, on the border with Venezuela, and live-streamed on the internet.


Homeowner is told to pay APS360,000 or lose flat after council undercharged him
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:11:41 +0000
From https:
Antony Zomparelli, 54, bought his two-bed flat from Islington Borough Council for APS340,000 in 2014 but the council wrote to the security guard two years later saying they had undercharged him.


Tilda Swinton submits new plans for extension to her Highland home including a wet room for her DOGS
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:06:00 +0000
From https:
Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, 58, wants to extend her home in Nairn, Scotland, including a wet room for her dogs. Last year, she withdrew a renovation plan following intense criticism.


Anonymous buyer shells out APS4,600 on a 19th century horsehair-stuffed sperm whale penis
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:54:53 +0000
From https:
The auction, held at Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex on Tuesday fetched in almost APS300k selling the peculiar items.


Passengers confront woman whoA refused to move her purse from a train seat
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:54:40 +0000
From https:
Footage shows a woman shouting abuse at another passenger who asked her to move her designer purse from a seat on a crowded train bound for New Jersey. She yells: 'I don't want your bedbugs.'


Men who can do over 40 push-ups are at a 96% lower riskA of heart disease, study finds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:52:24 +0000
From https:
Instead of long, arduous treadmill tests for heart health, doctors at Harvard University are now recommending push-ups, as doing more than 10 indicates a young man's heart is relatively healthy.


Thieves using a car as a battering ram to smash into shopping centre
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:51:31 +0000
From https:
CCTV footage shows a car ploughing through the doors of Wallsend Forum centre in North Tyneside and parking in front of the O2 shop.


Nurse, 37, admits confusing two lung cancer patients and injecting one with the other's painkillers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:45:29 +0000
From https:
Magdalena Starzynska, 37, administered an injection of the anaesthetic Midazolam to Roger Allardyce, 78, instead of patient, Roger Sutton at Royal Free Hospital in London.


Husband killed with pregnant wife in police chase wrote her a Valentine's Day before he died
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:34:21 +0000
From https:
Newlyweds Patrick McDonagh, 19, and Shauna, 18, were killed in the west London crash. Patrick wrote in a poignant card to the pregnant teen: 'To my gorgeous wife...my heart belongs to you.'


Mountains buried 400 miles underground acould be BIGGER than Everesta
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:32:33 +0000
From https:
Mountains buried 400 miles underground acould be bigger than Everesta and were only found after a massive Bolivian Earthquake in 1994


Anglo-Saxon pendant dating back 1,500 years is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:28:02 +0000
From https:
Rachel Carter, 41, was searching a Kent field with her partner and her metal detector when she stumbled across the find.


Meghan Markle's BFF Jessica Mulroney spotted in NYC
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:26:51 +0000
From https:
The 39-year-old stylist is in New York for work this week. She filmed a fashion makeover segment for Good Morning America.


Vegan parents almost starve 5-month-old son to death by switching out doctor-prescribed formula
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:18:00 +0000
From https:
Julia French, 20, and Robert Buskey, 31, of Titusville, Florida, were charged with neglect after they decided to feed their baby a mashed-potato concoction found on the internet.


Boy, two, was crushed to death by marble fireplace
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:17:02 +0000
From https:
Bram Radcliffe died in Huddersfield in 2017 when the 132lb fireplace - which had been 'hanging by a thread' ' - fell off the wall and a piece crashed on his head, Bradford Coroner's Court heard.


'Four cops and multiple civilians injured' after shooter opens fire at Illinois warehouse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:59:20 GMT
From https:
Law enforcement sources told the Chicago Tribune that the person killed was the suspected gunman who wasA apprehended around an hour after opening fire at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora.


Banks agree to refund victims of complex frauds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:51:57 GMT
From https:
Stephen Jones (pictured), head of trade body UK Finance, now says they will offer compensation when the loss is neither sideas fault.


Transgender women could give birth for the first time thanks to pioneering womb transplants
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:47:29 GMT
From https:
A surgical team from Imperial College London and Oxford University has had ethical approval from the NHS for 15 womb transplants on infertile women - but could trial it on transgender women.


PICTURED: Terrorist husband of ISIS bride Shamima Begum
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:45:35 GMT
From https:
Yago Riedijk is a Dutch convert who fled his comfortable middle-class home to join IS a earning him a six-year jail sentence in his absence in Holland.


Teenage boy, 16, accused of Alesha MacPhail's murder shared Snapchat selfie
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:43:33 GMT
From https:
The Scottish schoolgirl was found naked and face down in an area of woodland on the Isle of Bute on July 2 last year with 117 separate injuries.


I couldn't let Paul have his cake and eat it:A Alex Hollywood finally called time on her marriage
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:31:01 GMT
From https:
Alex Hollywood, 54, was married to Bake Off's Paul Hollywood, 52, for twenty years. The food writer spoke about ending their marriage following Paul's second affair with Summer Monteys-Fullam, 23.


Polo-playing ex-public schoolboy, 27, is charged with murder of three Exeter pensioners
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:29:59 GMT
From https:
Alexander Lewis-Ranwell (pictured) will appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court tomorrow accused of killingA Anthony Payne, 80, and 84-year-old twins Dick and Roger Carter.


Jan Broberg kidnapped TWICE raped by family friend that also had sexual relationship with parents
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:28:56 GMT
From https:
Jan Broberg was raped and abducted from her happy home in Pocatello, Idaho twice by Robert Berchtold; a family friend who gained her parents trust to get closer to their 12-year-old daughter.


Remote British market town will become one of the first places in the world to get 5G internet
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:21:07 GMT
From https:
The remote British town of Alston in Cumbria is now at the forefront of a technological revolution. It is one of the first places in the world to receive a 5G mobile network.


Boohoo bans wool for being 'cruel to animals' but campaigners say it will harm sheep
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:15:12 GMT
From https:
Fashion retailer Boohoo will stop selling clothes made of wool on animal welfare grounds. A campaign for wool backed by Prince Charles branded the action aabsurda.


Nine LSU fraternity men, ages 19 to 23, arrested on hazing-related charges after pledges complained
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:12:00 GMT
From https:
Members of Louisiana State University's Delta Kappa Epsilon were arrested Thursday after the fraternity closed it's chapter last month due to violation of alcohol and hazing policies.


Youth Strike 4 Climate protests take place across Britain
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:08:01 GMT
From https:
Youth Strike 4 Climate organisers say strikes are taking place in 60 towns and cities from Cornwall to the Highlands, in the face of 'an alarming lack of Government leadership' on climate change.


University gave its APS350k-per-year vice-chancellor a APS64k pay rise and APS57k travel expenses
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:05:37 GMT
From https:
A university at the centre of an official investigation by the education watchdog authorised an extraordinary series of payouts linked to its vice-chancellor Dominic Shellard.


Henny Rat: Bizarre picture of New York City rat clutching an empty bottle of Hennessy goes viral
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:04:12 GMT
From https:
SNY anchor Chris Williamson was walking down the street when he spotted a rat that appeared to have 'passed out' on the sidewalk while clutching a Hennessy bottle.


Middlesex bank clerk's daughter fled to Syria with her ISIS husband where she was raped but escaped
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:01:56 GMT
From https:
Tania Joya, a mother-of-four who grew up in Harrow, Middlesex, read the story of Shamima Begum online from the comfortable apartment in Plano, Texas.


Mayweather fights with T.I. and 50 Cent over supporting Gucci after blackface controversy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:58:46 GMT
From https:
The track - called 'F**k N***a' - was released on Thursday and its artwork features a picture of the retired boxer wearing the sweater that has since been pulled by Gucci.


Moped gang convicted of robberyA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:57:23 GMT
From https:
Miguel St Martin, 21, and Harry Doyle, 18, were convicted today of carrying out the raid atA Boodles jewellery store in Sloane Street, Knightsbridge on March 26 last year.


Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid agree to resolve their outstanding grievance with the NFL
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:52:44 GMT
From https:
The NFL will resolve its grievances with free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, both of whom had sued the league and all 32 owners for collusion.


MI6 boss warns that Britons returning from ISIS are 'very dangerous'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:50:01 GMT
From https:
In rare public comments, UK Secret Intelligence Service chief Alex Younger (pictured) said returning militants had acquired 'skills and connections' which would make them a threat.


Novichok victim's parents say BRITISH government is responsible for daughter's death
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:47:58 GMT
From https:
Stan and Caroline Sturgess are speaking out as the anniversary of the first attack approaches, in whichA Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were targeted in Salisbury.


Britain basks in 64F temperatures ahead of half-term in a stark contrast to 2018
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:47:48 GMT
From https:
Britons made the most of the warm weather today, as groups gathered to enjoy a picnic in Bristol (pictured), and sun-seekers were spotted strolling along Brighton beach with an ice-cream.


Claims emerge that Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles, 35, 'tried to take his own life'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:47:40 GMT
From https:
Bubbles was allegedly 'rushed to hospital' in 2003 after trying to take his own life when he was no longer living with Jackson at the Neverland ranch. Bubbles now lives in an ape sanctuary in Florida.


Trump is eviscerated for 'mimicking' Chinese President's accent
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:46:47 GMT
From https:
Donald Trump sent Twitter into overdrive when he appeared to imitate a Chinese accent when telling reporters about a conversation he had with the country's President, Xi Jinping.


PICTURED: Two Nigerian actor brothers detained over Jussie Smollett attack
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:43:00 GMT
From https:
The two African American brothers being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack are actors Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo, DailyMail.com can reveal.


Girl, 14, rushed to hospital seconds away from death after GP wrongly diagnosed her brain abscess
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:41:54 GMT
From https:
Thalia Elliott began feeling unwell and visited her GP in Wales complaining of unbearable sickness. Her family thought she had food poisoning and took the youngster to her local GP.


Toy Story 4: Woody and Bo Peep team up to save a lost toy in intense new clip from the sequel
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:41:25 GMT
From https:
A new clip from the hotly-anticipated fourth Toy Story film released on Friday saw the franchise's iconic characters seemingly return to a familiar location.


Chilling image posted online by ISIS shows L.A. skyscraper exploding in flames
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:36:24 GMT
From https:
A chilling image of an L.A. skyscraper bursting into flames has been circulated by the terror group ISIS. The image contains teh caption: 'Our promise will soon be fulfilled' with a camouflage-clad fighter.


Shamima Begum's family beg the government to allow her back home
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:09:23 GMT
From https:
The parents of Shamima Begum, who left London for Syria in 2015, said the 19-year-old's unborn baby should be shown mercy as it has the right to grow up in the 'peace and security' of the UK.


Wreck of 300-year-old HMS Victory still tied up in a legal wrangle over efforts to raise it
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:58:33 GMT
From https:
The wreckA of HMS Victory, currently lying 50 miles southeast of Plymouth, is the centre of a legal battle as to whether it should be excavated and placed in a museum or left undisturbed underwater.


Emiliano Sala's body arrives home in Argentina as his loved ones prepare for his funeral
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:41:09 GMT
From https:
Emiliano Salaas body is being driven to Progreso, around 538km (334 miles) northwest of the capital Buenos Aires, for a vigil and wake in the coming hours.


How ISIS was brought to its knees
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:38:22 GMT
From https:
ISIS stands on the verge of defeat in the shell-pocked and crumbling town of Baghouz in Syria as just a handful of jihadis fight until the bitter end.


Trump hails N. Korea's 'tremendous' economic potential
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:36:05 GMT
From https:
'They gave it to Obama,' the president sniffed, recalling the award his predecessor received after less than a year in office. Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un will meet this month for the second time.


Trump uses bizarre sing-song voice to claim that he will face 'bad ruling' on emergency declaration
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:32:38 GMT
From https:
President Donald Trump looked to the legal future as he announced a using an emergency declaration to get $8 billion in funds Congress didn't appropriate, predicting an ultimate win.


Friends of Ted Bundy's final victim remember the school girl, 12, who was last of his 30 victims
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:26:30 GMT
From https:
On February 9, 1978, Ted Bundy abducted Kimberly from the girls' junior high school, with her remain later found at theA Suwannee River State Park, almost 50 miles away.


Teeth can be used to predict mental health problems, study finds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:24:59 GMT
From https:
Dr Erin Dunn, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, examined lost milk teeth from six-year-olds, and found those with thinner enamel were more likely to have issues.


Woman reveals she caught mother-in-law poking holes in her condoms - and now she's PREGNANT
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:12:29 GMT
From https:
A horrified US woman has revealed that she is now pregnant after finding her sneaky mother-in-law poking holes in her condoms. Many urged the mother-to-be to report her to the police.


Sickening CCTV shows a gang battering a clubber to death with garden shears and a pick axe
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:10:14 GMT
From https:
CCTV footage showsA Sandel Serbu, 36, being chased and brutally attacked outside a shop in Ilford, east London after he was followed by a group of men.


New York man, 55, in a critical condition after 12-story fall from a Manhattan apartment window
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:09:22 GMT
From https:
A 55-year-old man is in a critical condition after he fell from the 12th floor of a Manhattan apartment building while trying to fix a window on Friday. The man's wife watched on in horror as he fell.


British team spearheads aspace harpoona to snare orbiting rubbish
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:02:15 GMT
From https:
A team from Surrey University have successfully completed their test to remove space junk by piercing it with such force that it breaks force that it actually breaks the target structure.


Creepy website uses AI to create 'deepfake' photos of humans who don't exist
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:59:24 GMT
From https:
A website lets users click through an endless library of fake human faces created by AI. It relies on an algorithm developed by Nvidia scientists and only takes a few seconds to spit out a new face.


Richard Branson announces Venezuela Aid Live concert which aims to raise $100m for food and supplies
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:39:53 GMT
From https:
The event will be held February 22 in the Colombian city of Cucuta, on the border with Venezuela, and live-streamed on the internet.


Homeowner is told to pay APS360,000 or lose flat after council undercharged him
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:11:41 GMT
From https:
Antony Zomparelli, 54, bought his two-bed flat from Islington Borough Council for APS340,000 in 2014 but the council wrote to the security guard two years later saying they had undercharged him.


Tilda Swinton submits new plans for extension to her Highland home including a wet room for her DOGS
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:06:00 GMT
From https:
Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, 58, wants to extend her home in Nairn, Scotland, including a wet room for her dogs. Last year, she withdrew a renovation plan following intense criticism.


Anonymous buyer shells out APS4,600 on a 19th century horsehair-stuffed sperm whale penis
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:54:53 GMT
From https:
The auction, held at Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex on Tuesday fetched in almost APS300k selling the peculiar items.


Passengers confront woman whoA refused to move her purse from a train seat
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:54:40 GMT
From https:
Footage shows a woman shouting abuse at another passenger who asked her to move her designer purse from a seat on a crowded train bound for New Jersey. She yells: 'I don't want your bedbugs.'


Men who can do over 40 push-ups are at a 96% lower riskA of heart disease, study finds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:52:24 GMT
From https:
Instead of long, arduous treadmill tests for heart health, doctors at Harvard University are now recommending push-ups, as doing more than 10 indicates a young man's heart is relatively healthy.


Thieves using a car as a battering ram to smash into shopping centre
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:51:31 GMT
From https:
CCTV footage shows a car ploughing through the doors of Wallsend Forum centre in North Tyneside and parking in front of the O2 shop.


Nurse, 37, admits confusing two lung cancer patients and injecting one with the other's painkillers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:45:29 GMT
From https:
Magdalena Starzynska, 37, administered an injection of the anaesthetic Midazolam to Roger Allardyce, 78, instead of patient, Roger Sutton at Royal Free Hospital in London.


Husband killed with pregnant wife in police chase wrote her a Valentine's Day before he died
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:34:21 GMT
From https:
Newlyweds Patrick McDonagh, 19, and Shauna, 18, were killed in the west London crash. Patrick wrote in a poignant card to the pregnant teen: 'To my gorgeous wife...my heart belongs to you.'


Mountains buried 400 miles underground acould be BIGGER than Everesta
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:32:33 GMT
From https:
Mountains buried 400 miles underground acould be bigger than Everesta and were only found after a massive Bolivian Earthquake in 1994


Anglo-Saxon pendant dating back 1,500 years is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:28:02 GMT
From https:
Rachel Carter, 41, was searching a Kent field with her partner and her metal detector when she stumbled across the find.


Meghan Markle's BFF Jessica Mulroney spotted in NYC
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:26:51 GMT
From https:
The 39-year-old stylist is in New York for work this week. She filmed a fashion makeover segment for Good Morning America.


Vegan parents almost starve 5-month-old son to death by switching out doctor-prescribed formula
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:18:00 GMT
From https:
Julia French, 20, and Robert Buskey, 31, of Titusville, Florida, were charged with neglect after they decided to feed their baby a mashed-potato concoction found on the internet.


Boy, two, was crushed to death by marble fireplace
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:17:02 GMT
From https:
Bram Radcliffe died in Huddersfield in 2017 when the 132lb fireplace - which had been 'hanging by a thread' ' - fell off the wall and a piece crashed on his head, Bradford Coroner's Court heard.


Dawn of a new era for 'spit-and-send' DNA tests
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:13:30 GMT
From https:
UK-based firm Muhdo has launched one of the first at-home epigenetics kits, which it says can provide flexible and accurate information based on a persons genetic expression.


'Four cops and multiple civilians injured' after shooter opens fire at Illinois warehouse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:59:20 GMT
From https:
Law enforcement sources told the Chicago Tribune that the person killed was the suspected gunman who wasA apprehended around an hour after opening fire at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora.


Leader of right-wing group Patriot Prayer accused of colluding with police
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:55:51 GMT
From https:
Hundreds of text messages released by the police bureau on Thursday showed Portland Police Lieutenant Jeff Niiya exchanging text messages with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson.


Hero NYPD K-9 dog named Caesar who had served in Afghanistan is euthanized after battle with cancer
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:53:22 GMT
From https:
Caesar was treated to a hero's salute by NYPD K-9 handlers and their dogs before being put down on Thursday, five years after he joined the Transit K-9 unit as a battle-tested four-year-old.


Aspiring makeup artist, 25, suffering from cystic fibrosis is on her third and FINAL set of lungs
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:31:16 GMT
From https:
Tiffany Senter (pictured) of Shasta Lake City, California is only 25, but she's been at deaths door twice. Tiffany was born with cystic fibrosis and has had to have two lung transplants.


Man 'grabbed woman's buttocks, punched her husband in the face and burnt her with hot coffee'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:31:04 GMT
From https:
A man from West Virgina, David Gabbert, has been accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks, punching her husband in the face and then throwing hot coffee over her after ripping her shirt.


Jan Broberg kidnapped TWICE raped by family friend that also had sexual relationship with parents
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:28:56 GMT
From https:
Jan Broberg was raped and abducted from her happy home in Pocatello, Idaho twice by Robert Berchtold; a family friend who gained her parents trust to get closer to their 12-year-old daughter.


Stunning wedding photos see bride carrying her daughter down the aisle on her back
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:26:58 GMT
From https:
Dalton Mort and her husband Jimmy Joe wanted to incorporate their daughter Ellora into their wedding day to show their commitment to not only each other, but also to their family.


Pizzagate suspect in custody after he was TASED by police while breaking into Washington Monument
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:25:15 GMT
From https:
RyanA Jaselskis, 22, is facing federal arson charges after being identified as the man caught on surveillance video at Comet Pizza on January 23, the same night as the fire.


Tom Brady proves he's lost his 'dad bod' as he flaunts abs that match Gisele's in Costa Rica
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:24:18 GMT
From https:
The 38-year-old flaunted her gorgeous physique in a bikini on the beach while Tom caught a few waves on a surfing adventure just weeks after winning his sixth Super Bowl with The New England Patriots.


The trends you'll be wearing come fall 2019 and the ones you can already get a jump onA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:23:31 GMT
From https:
NYFW fall 2019 ended yesterday,A and with it's conclusion comes the forecasting of next seasonas trends. FEMAIL highlights 10, plus the one's you can already be rocking.


Fears gate at border wall could lead to the abandonment of a Texas cemetery with two dozen veterans
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:22:09 GMT
From https:
The Santa Rosalia Cemetery has already suffered from neglect and is beyond a section of the wall. Some locals fear a gate will put off visitors already unsure if they can access the cemetery.


PICTURED: Teacher, 27, who was hit and killed by an oil truck while wearing earphones and hood
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:21:30 GMT
From https:
A teacher described as a 'caregiver' and 'beautiful person inside out' was hit and killed by a truck as she dragged her small suitcase across a New York street Friday.


CBS cuts off Trump's emergency speech for the Price is Right
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:21:05 GMT
From https:
Donald Trump's 50-minute emergency speech was too long for CBS, so much so that it cut away to broadcast 'The Price is Right' which is normally shown by the network at that time.


Musician's car is stolen and crashed into bushes while heas asleep in the back
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:20:18 GMT
From https:
Justin Koerner had bedded down for the night in his car in Delaware. He woke up to find he was in a crashed car. Police have arrested four people in connection with the incident.


US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says trade talks with China were 'productive'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:16:33 GMT
From https:
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said trade talks with China in the hopes of averting a tariff war were 'productive' but did not announce any significant changes after a meeting in Beijing.


Bones found in Colorado construction site said to belong to Native American man from 1,000 years ago
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:13:43 GMT
From https:
The Aurora Police Department received a call on Wednesday, telling them that the bones (stock inset) had been found at East Smoky Hill Parkway and South Powhaton Road (main).


Nine LSU fraternity men, ages 19 to 23, arrested on hazing-related charges after pledges complained
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:12:00 GMT
From https:
Members of Louisiana State University's Delta Kappa Epsilon were arrested Thursday after the fraternity closed it's chapter last month due to violation of alcohol and hazing policies.


How state lawmaker's appointment to obscure panel dealt death blow to Amazon's plans in Queens
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:09:36 GMT
From https:
Despite Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's high-profile opposition to the Amazon campus in Long Island City, state Sen. Michael Gianaris has emerged as the project's true vanquisher.


Henny Rat: Bizarre picture of New York City rat clutching an empty bottle of Hennessy goes viral
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:04:12 GMT
From https:
SNY anchor Chris Williamson was walking down the street when he spotted a rat that appeared to have 'passed out' on the sidewalk while clutching a Hennessy bottle.


Supreme Court will decide whether 2020 Census can ask people if they're U.S. citizens
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:01:16 GMT
From https:
The justices will hear an appeal in late April and decide whether to overturn a lower federal court ruling that barred the Trump administration from asking about citizenship on Census forms.


Mayweather fights with T.I. and 50 Cent over supporting Gucci after blackface controversy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:58:46 GMT
From https:
The track - called 'F**k N***a' - was released on Thursday and its artwork features a picture of the retired boxer wearing the sweater that has since been pulled by Gucci.


Sephora launches search for paid influencers who don't have to have followers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:53:17 GMT
From https:
The beauty brand launched its new #SephoraSquad initiative on February 13, and is inviting beauty fans to apply to be a part of its new group of influencers.


Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid agree to resolve their outstanding grievance with the NFL
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:52:44 GMT
From https:
The NFL will resolve its grievances with free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, both of whom had sued the league and all 32 owners for collusion.


Never get catfished again: Researchers develop AI that detects fake profiles on popular dating apps
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:52:38 GMT
From https:
The algorithm was trained to look for recurring elements in fake dating profiles, like stolen bios, photos and common language, as well as IP addresses and phone numbers.


Shocking video shows a mom boarding a school bus and beating nine-year-old
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:50:17 GMT
From https:
Patrice Henry, 31, of New Orleans, has been arrested on a battery charge after being caught on video punching a nine-year-old boy with a closed fist after an earlier fight involving her own child.


Family of hikers including a three-year-old girl are rescued after spending 28 hours stuck in snow
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:48:45 GMT
From https:
Peter Browne, 32, and four relatives, includingA his three-year-old niece, on TuesdayA were rescued from North Bend, Washington, after hike-gone-wrong because of heavy snowfall.


Claims emerge that Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles, 35, 'tried to take his own life'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:47:40 GMT
From https:
Bubbles was allegedly 'rushed to hospital' in 2003 after trying to take his own life when he was no longer living with Jackson at the Neverland ranch. Bubbles now lives in an ape sanctuary in Florida.


Trump is eviscerated for 'mimicking' Chinese President's accent
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:46:47 GMT
From https:
Donald Trump sent Twitter into overdrive when he appeared to imitate a Chinese accent when telling reporters about a conversation he had with the country's President, Xi Jinping.


Man caught on video licking doorbell camera
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:46:02 GMT
From https:
A Florida couple's Ring doorbell camera caught a man repeatedly licking the lens of the recording device on the night of January 24, two weeks after a similar incident in California.


PICTURED: Two Nigerian actor brothers detained over Jussie Smollett attack
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:43:00 GMT
From https:
The two African American brothers being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack are actors Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo, DailyMail.com can reveal.


Chilling image posted online by ISIS shows L.A. skyscraper exploding in flames
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:36:24 GMT
From https:
A chilling image of an L.A. skyscraper bursting into flames has been circulated by the terror group ISIS. The image contains teh caption: 'Our promise will soon be fulfilled' with a camouflage-clad fighter.


Netflix Abducted in Plain Sight pedophile 'brainwashed others into thinking they were ALIENS'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:28:02 GMT
From https:
Netflix filmmaker Skye Borgman said other alleged victims claimed Robert Berchtold told them the same story Idaho girl Jan Broberg was brainwashed with when she was 12.


Soldier accused of killing Afghani wants the case dropped because of investigator's 'stolen valor'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:27:35 GMT
From https:
Green Beret Matt Golsteyn who stands accused of murdering an unarmed Afghan man has requested all charges against him be dropped, because of an investigator's conduct.


Police chief LAUGHS as he loses balance during sobriety test before he's arrested for DUI and firedA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:27:15 GMT
From https:
Utah Highway Patrol dash cam footage shows Mantua Police Chief Shane Zilles speeding down the median of Route 91 at 86mph while on prescription drugs.


Best friend of missing Savannah Spurlock reveals the mom was left alone after arguing with a friend
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:24:50 GMT
From https:
Kara Hamblin, 22, has shared new details of the night her best friend and mother-of-four Savannah Spurlock vanished after leaving a bar in Lexington, Kentucky with three men she had only just met.


Ivanka Trump is roasted over the color of her Oscar de la Renta dress
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:23:52 GMT
From https:
Ivanka, 37, donned a $4,290 Oscar de la Renta tea-length cocktail dress with leaf embroidery to attend theA Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday.


Judge limits what Roger Stone can say about his case around courthouse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:08:25 GMT
From https:
Judge Amy Berman Jackson has restricted Roger Stone from making prejudicial statements about his case from the courthouse steps or nearby.


Ocasio-Cortez is out of the gates with move to stop Trumpas anational emergencya dead in its tracks
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:54:48 GMT
From https:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she and a Texas Democrat 'aren'tA arenat 'going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight.'


28-year-old man delivers roses to single women each Valentine's Day
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:43:42 GMT
From https:
Seth Stewart started delivering roses to single women in Spokane, Washington, on Valentine's Day eight years ago. He and one of his brothers delivered just 24 flowers to their single friends.


How ISIS was brought to its knees
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:38:22 GMT
From https:
ISIS stands on the verge of defeat in the shell-pocked and crumbling town of Baghouz in Syria as just a handful of jihadis fight until the bitter end.


Middle school apologizes to student who was asked to cover up shirt
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:36:35 GMT
From https:
Teachers atA Albritton Middle School on Fort Bragg in North Carolina were apparently confused by the message:A 'Why be racist, sexist homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?'


Trump hails N. Korea's 'tremendous' economic potential
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:36:05 GMT
From https:
'They gave it to Obama,' the president sniffed, recalling the award his predecessor received after less than a year in office. Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un will meet this month for the second time.


'You're fake news!': Trump has yet another angry confrontation with CNN's Jim Acosta
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:35:35 GMT
From https:
CNN's Jim Acosta asked President Donald Trump a lengthy question about immigrant 'invasion' and challenged his use of statistics, only to be told to 'sit down' and called 'fake news.'


Trump uses bizarre sing-song voice to claim that he will face 'bad ruling' on emergency declaration
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:32:38 GMT
From https:
President Donald Trump looked to the legal future as he announced a using an emergency declaration to get $8 billion in funds Congress didn't appropriate, predicting an ultimate win.


Friends of Ted Bundy's final victim remember the school girl, 12, who was last of his 30 victims
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:26:30 GMT
From https:
On February 9, 1978, Ted Bundy abducted Kimberly from the girls' junior high school, with her remain later found at theA Suwannee River State Park, almost 50 miles away.


Jon Voight defends his controversial pro-life film Roe v. Wade against critics
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:25:58 GMT
From https:
Conservative actor Jon Voight told DailyMailTV his 'really good' new project Roe vs. Wade will educate many on the subject, which has prompted decades of heated debates and outrage.


Teeth can be used to predict mental health problems, study finds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:24:59 GMT
From https:
Dr Erin Dunn, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, examined lost milk teeth from six-year-olds, and found those with thinner enamel were more likely to have issues.


Restaurant patron caught in bizarre moment eating spoonfuls of pain ketchup at his table
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:20:17 GMT
From https:
A customer at a Bozeman, Montana restaurant is captured on video swallowing down 10 spoonfuls of tomato ketchup from a squeeze bottle in rapid succession without a bite of food.


Miranda Lambert accused of 'trying to hit people' in 911 call from restaurant staff
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:13:41 GMT
From https:
A staffer at Nashville's Stoney River Steakhouse accused Miranda Lambert in a 911 call of 'trying to hit people' and 'flipping plates over on 'em.'


Husband of US lifestyle guru B. Smith defends dating another woman
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:12:45 GMT
From https:
Barbara Smith, better known as B. Smith, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2013 and in 2017 her husband Dan Gasby began dating his now girlfriend Alex Sterner.


Woman reveals she caught mother-in-law poking holes in her condoms - and now she's PREGNANT
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:12:29 GMT
From https:
A horrified US woman has revealed that she is now pregnant after finding her sneaky mother-in-law poking holes in her condoms. Many urged the mother-to-be to report her to the police.


New York man, 55, in a critical condition after 12-story fall from a Manhattan apartment window
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:09:22 GMT
From https:
A 55-year-old man is in a critical condition after he fell from the 12th floor of a Manhattan apartment building while trying to fix a window on Friday. The man's wife watched on in horror as he fell.


Kate Upton praised for sharing realistic image of motherhood as she poses while using breast pump
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:02:01 GMT
From https:
The 26-year-old model shared the photo - in which she can be seen wearing a dusty-pink skirt and a matching top, as she holds up her top to reveal a breast pump - to Instagram on Thursday.


Amazon home security chief declares war on dirtbag criminals
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:00:35 GMT
From https:
Jamie Siminoff, CEO of the Santa Monica-based video doorbell company Ring, shared the vow in a March 2016 email galvanizing staff at the then-startup, which Amazon acquired in 2018.


Creepy website uses AI to create 'deepfake' photos of humans who don't exist
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:59:24 GMT
From https:
A website lets users click through an endless library of fake human faces created by AI. It relies on an algorithm developed by Nvidia scientists and only takes a few seconds to spit out a new face.


McDonaldas trolls Balenciaga over french-fry box shoes
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:49:33 -0500
From https:
McDonald's is bringing fast food to high fashion. The "Golden Arches" chain is frying luxury fashion house Balenciaga on social media after the couture brand released shoes that looked like their french-fry boxes. Last week, McDonald's Sweden posted a picture to their Instagram account of a person wearing a signature red fry box like a shoe....


The brainiacs in this trivia league will make you feel unworthy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:46:26 -0500
From https:
It was Tuesday night, but the Boerum Hill bar Fawkner was packed a not with sports fans or heavy drinkers, but small groups of millennials and Gen Xers sitting around, eagerly awaiting the next round of .a.a. trivia. aLast week, there were so many teams, you couldnat walk,a says Amy Smith, 46, a member of...


Parents cited after crazed brawl at youth wrestling tournament
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:40:38 -0500
From https:
A youth wrestling tournament in Wisconsin descended into chaos when a brawl broke out between adults. Video footage of the incident shows a gaggle of adults pushing each other from the stands and rolling around on the wrestling mat at a high school gym in Kimberly, Wis. Three women were issued municipal citations for their...


The future of Diane von Furstenberg is a 19-year-old princess
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:40:29 -0500
From https:
Diane von Furstenbergas fashion dynasty has an heiress, apparently. Meet Princess Talita Natasha von FA1/4rstenberg, aka TVF, the 19-year-old granddaughter, muse and probable successor to the iconic wrap-dress creator known as DVF. aI want to get involved in fashion and Iam starting to dip my toe into the water now,a the poised Georgetown sophomore told...


Ocasio-Cortezas boyfriend granted House email account
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:38:45 -0500
From https:
WASHINGTON - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezas relationship with boyfriend Riley Roberts is official. Roberts has been granted a government ahouse.gova email address so he can access to the congresswomanas congressional calendar, the 29-year-old congresswoman confirmed Friday. Spouses of members of Congress are afforded privileges, such as a House email address, a congressional pin to bypass security...


Maybe Kanye and Drake donat hate each other any more?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:38:33 -0500
From https:
West appears to have signed off on a sample clearance for the former "Degrassi" star.


Matt Kuchar says heall pay stiffed caddie full $50,000
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:36:38 -0500
From https:
Matt Kuchar will be paying up. The golfer has been taking heat for days after it was revealed he stiffed caddie David Giral Ortiz at the Mayakoba Classic in November, paying him just $5,000 following at $1.296 million victory. Ortiz asked for $50,000 after being a fill-in for the tournament in Mexico. Caddies are usually...


Ken Jeong to star in CBS pilot from aCrazy Rich Asiansa author
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:31:02 -0500
From https:
aThe Emperor of Malibua is being co-written and executive produced by aCrazy Rich Asiansa author Kevin Kwan.


Haunting mystery hiding in aworldas deadliest watersa
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:20:13 -0500
From https:
The Strait of Malacca is a billion-dollar ship superhighway of huge global importance. But beneath the 120,000 boats which pass through each year, it is hiding gem-filled chests in shipwrecks, and a haunting history of bloodshed and horror.


Brooklyn Diocese names more than 100 clergy accused of sex abuse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:19:50 -0500
From https:
The Brooklyn Diocese on Friday published the names of more than 100 clergy "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors. The list's release comes two days after the Diocese of New Jersey published a similar list. There are 108 names on the shameful registry, which include priests, bishops and deacons in Brooklyn and Queens. Two-thirds of...


Yoenis Cespedes walking without pain, wants to return to Mets this season
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:17:53 -0500
From https:
PORT ST. LUCIE a Yoenis Cespedes avoided issuing a guarantee Friday about returning this season but hardly sounded like somebody resigned to sitting out 2019. aAt this moment I do feel like I will return,a the Mets outfielder said at First Data Field, where he has been working out with the teamas strength and conditioning...


9/11 compensation fund to slash payments as new claims surge
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:14:41 -0500
From https:
A federal fund created to assist victims of the 9/11 terror attacks will slash payments by at least 50 percent as it struggles to deal with a surge of new claims, officials said Friday. Victims with existing claims will have payments slashed in half while claims filed after Feb. 1 of this year would see...


Woman punched by cop in wild Jersey Shore arrest needs to find a new beach
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:06:40 -0500
From https:
The woman who was punched by a cop in a wild Jersey Shore arrest that went viral last summer pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Friday -- and was barred from the city of Wildwood and its beaches for a year. Emily Weinman, 21, was facing charges of aggravated assault on police officers, resisting arrest, throwing...


Familyas car plunges into icy river after drifting afor funa
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:02:47 -0500
From https:
A family of three in Wujiaqu, China, learned a big lesson this week -- driving on ice is never a good idea. When the daring group purposely started purposely drifting, the frozen river quickly caved in under the weight of their car. After screaming their shock away, luckily they were all able to safely exit the...


Why Olivia Newton-John gave her blessing for Lifetime biopic
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:00:16 -0500
From https:
Australian singer Delta Goodrem, who plays Olivia Newton-John in Saturday nightas Lifetime movie, was just a child when she first met the aGreasea star. aI actually met her first [in 1991] when I was 7 years old in New York,a says Goodrem, 34. aI was with my mom [and] we were having hot chocolate after...


Uber sues NYC over new cap on rideshare cars
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:59:30 -0500
From https:
Uber is suing over the city's cap on ride-share cars, claiming that the move unlawfully stifles competition. The suit was filed Friday afternoon and claims that the city cap, which went into effect in August, is anti-competitive and has had a negative effect on ridership outside of Manhattan. "Rather than rely on alternatives supported by...


Vegan couple nearly starved 5-month-old to death
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:51:27 -0500
From https:
The couple's emaciated baby boy reportedly weighed just 8 pounds, 8 ounces when he was rescued by officials a a pound less than he weighed at birth.


This yearas Oscars is surrounded with drama and scandal
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:48:39 -0500
From https:
With the Oscars quickly approaching, Page Six TV has the inside scoop on all the latest drama. From Kevin Hart dropping out as host to cutting four categories from the broadcast, the awards show already is stirring up tons of controversy. In the most recent backlash, British florist Jenny Tobin, who designed the arrangements for...


'Four cops and multiple civilians injured' after shooter opens fire at Illinois warehouse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:57:48 GMT
From https:
Law enforcement sources told the Chicago Tribune that the person killed was the suspected gunman who wasA apprehended around an hour after opening fire at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora.


Transgender women could give birth for the first time thanks to pioneering womb transplants
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:47:29 GMT
From https:
A surgical team from Imperial College London and Oxford University has had ethical approval from the NHS for 15 womb transplants on infertile women - but could trial it on transgender women.


Tony Mokbel is convinced Informer 3838 tipped off police when he went on the run and fled to Greece
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:34:42 GMT
From https:
Drug trafficker Tony Mokbel, who sparked a 15-month long global manhunt in 2007 after he fled to Europe, is said to believe Lawyer X fed information to authorities.


aDepraved, and predatorya Thai masseur who sexually assaulted 16 women, jailed and will be deported
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:10:56 GMT
From https:
Pongsakorn Mekingrailas sexually assaulted 16 women during his employment at Authentic Thai Massage in Brisbane between July 2016 and January 2018.


Mayweather fights with T.I. and 50 Cent over supporting Gucci after blackface controversy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:58:46 GMT
From https:
The track - called 'F**k N***a' - was released on Thursday and its artwork features a picture of the retired boxer wearing the sweater that has since been pulled by Gucci.


Family is shocked to find a whopping five-and-a-half metre python taking a NAP in their back shed
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:58:43 GMT
From https:
Lea-Ann Kennedy and her family woke up at 4.30am on Friday to find the 40kg snake comfortably curled up in the laundry of their Mission Beach in North Queensland.


Would-be thief is caught on camera trying to steal cash from ATMs using chewing gum and blu-tac
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:55:10 GMT
From https:
The man was filmed walking up to an ATM outside the Q1 Resort and Spa in the Gold Coast and picking up chewing gum before attempting to stick it to the machine.


Cop who shot Paul Lambert wished he could've traded places
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:54:41 GMT
From https:
Paul Dennis Lambert, 36, was shot at the end of a high-speed police pursuit after he stabbed his ex-girlfriend and doused her in petrol at her Port Macquarie home in NSW in 2016.


Sephora launches search for paid influencers who don't have to have followers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:53:17 GMT
From https:
The beauty brand launched its new #SephoraSquad initiative on February 13, and is inviting beauty fans to apply to be a part of its new group of influencers.


Claims emerge that Michael Jackson's chimp Bubbles, 35, 'tried to take his own life'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:47:40 GMT
From https:
Bubbles was allegedly 'rushed to hospital' in 2003 after trying to take his own life when he was no longer living with Jackson at the Neverland ranch. Bubbles now lives in an ape sanctuary in Florida.


Trump is eviscerated for 'mimicking' Chinese President's accent
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:46:47 GMT
From https:
Donald Trump sent Twitter into overdrive when he appeared to imitate a Chinese accent when telling reporters about a conversation he had with the country's President, Xi Jinping.


PICTURED: Two Nigerian actor brothers detained over Jussie Smollett attack
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:43:00 GMT
From https:
The two African American brothers being questioned over the Jussie Smollett attack are actors Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo, DailyMail.com can reveal.


Parents reveal how their five-year-old son miraculously survived after being shot in the face
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:23:26 GMT
From https:
The horrific accident occurred a year ago when then-five-year-old Cameron Calvis was playing with his cousin at the family farm near the Queensland-NSW border.


28-year-old man delivers roses to single women each Valentine's Day
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:43:42 GMT
From https:
Seth Stewart started delivering roses to single women in Spokane, Washington, on Valentine's Day eight years ago. He and one of his brothers delivered just 24 flowers to their single friends.


How ISIS was brought to its knees
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:38:22 GMT
From https:
ISIS stands on the verge of defeat in the shell-pocked and crumbling town of Baghouz in Syria as just a handful of jihadis fight until the bitter end.


Trump hails N. Korea's 'tremendous' economic potential
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:36:05 GMT
From https:
'They gave it to Obama,' the president sniffed, recalling the award his predecessor received after less than a year in office. Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un will meet this month for the second time.


Teeth can be used to predict mental health problems, study finds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:24:59 GMT
From https:
Dr Erin Dunn, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, examined lost milk teeth from six-year-olds, and found those with thinner enamel were more likely to have issues.


Heroin and meth are driving record high syphilis rates in the US, report warnsA A
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:55:21 GMT
From https:
Between 2013 and 2017, the number of people with highly-transmissible syphilis shot up by 73 percent - and twice as many are now using injection drugs, a CDC report reveals.


Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky share romantic Valentine's Day messagesA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:44:04 GMT
From https:
They've been married for nine years and have three young children together.


Passengers confront woman whoA refused to move her purse from a train seat
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:54:40 GMT
From https:
Footage shows a woman shouting abuse at another passenger who asked her to move her designer purse from a seat on a crowded train bound for New Jersey. She yells: 'I don't want your bedbugs.'


Men who can do over 40 push-ups are at a 96% lower riskA of heart disease, study finds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:52:24 GMT
From https:
Instead of long, arduous treadmill tests for heart health, doctors at Harvard University are now recommending push-ups, as doing more than 10 indicates a young man's heart is relatively healthy.


Anglo-Saxon pendant dating back 1,500 years is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:28:02 GMT
From https:
Rachel Carter, 41, was searching a Kent field with her partner and her metal detector when she stumbled across the find.


Militant vegan is ruthlessly trolled after storming a farm to film cattle
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:19:38 GMT
From https:
Direct Action Everywhere member James Warden and a colleague made national headlines after footage showed them being confronted by a farmer in south-western Western Australia.


Vegan parents almost starve 5-month-old son to death by switching out doctor-prescribed formula
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:18:00 GMT
From https:
Julia French, 20, and Robert Buskey, 31, of Titusville, Florida, were charged with neglect after they decided to feed their baby a mashed-potato concoction found on the internet.


Revellers paint the town red on Valentine's night
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:00:02 GMT
From https:
Couples in Birmingham, Newcastle and Leeds were seen downing drinks from bottles, enjoying takeaways and gripping onto balloons on a Valentine's night out last night.


Smartphone software promoting President Xi's ideology becomes the most popular app in ChinaA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:52:03 GMT
From https:
The app, 'Study (Xi) Strong Country', is almost like a Facebook for Communist supporters. It allows users to read reports from Chinese state media, video-chat and send virtual gifts to friends.


Police hunt 'panty pincher who took women's bras and undies from a laundromat'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:34:58 GMT
From https:
A man attended a laundromat on Nicholson Street in Warrnambool, in the state's south-west about 9.30pm on January 10.


The VERY witty Tinder bios that are guaranteed to get a right swipe rightA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:31:26 GMT
From https:
A hilarious new online gallery compiled by BoredPanda has revealed some of the world's wittiest dating profiles that are sure to be swiped right.


A humiliated mother was caught talking dirty to her husband by her 12-year-old-daughter
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:27:25 GMT
From https:
A British mother who was caught talking dirty to her husband by their daughter, 12, who was hiding at the end of their bed as a prank turned to Reddit for advice on what to do about the awkward situation.


French national assembly votes to remove the words mother and father from school forms
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:26:46 GMT
From https:
The French lower house approved the amendment on Tuesday, which would change mother and father to Parent 1 and Parent 2. It still needs Senate approval but is expected to pass next week.


Man pretends his Valentines date has stood him up at Outback steakhouse to get a free steak
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:26:39 GMT
From https:
Stephen Bosner posited his theory on Twitter, Thursday, asking his followers if they believed he could get away with the impressive feat at the Arlington Outback Steakhouse.


Iraqi mother, 25, gives birth naturally to SEPTUPLETS
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:52:00 GMT
From https:
The 25-year-old - who has not been named - gave birthA at a hospital in the Diyali Province of eastern Iraq in what is believed to be the first septuplet case in the Middle-Eastern country.


Girl, five, climbs into baggage X-ray machine at train station as her parents are not looking
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:47:42 GMT
From https:
A five-year-old girl climbed into the X-ray machine when her parents were not looking during a baggage inspection at Daminghu Railway Station in Jinan, east China's Shandong province on Monday.


Vatican envoy to France investigated over claims he sexually molested male worker at Paris City Hall
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:39:57 GMT
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Catholic priest Luigi Ventura, the Apostolic Nuncio to France it suspected of having sexually molested a young male employee at Paris City Hall on January 17.


Astonishing moment gangland widow Roberta Williams trashes camera equipment
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:24:28 GMT
From https:
A preview of the explosive segment appeared to start well with Ms Williams and the journalist exchanging pleasantries - but quickly went downhill after she was asked a yet-to-be revealed question.


Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom engaged: Singer confirms proposal
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:15:23 GMT
From https:
Katy PerryA confirmed on Friday that she got engaged to Orlando Bloom on Valentine's Day, following a three-year on-off romance.


`Ross from FriendsA' lookalike denies fraud and theft
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:09:23 GMT
From https:
Abdulah Husseini denied the charges when he appeared by videolink at Preston Crown Court after footage emerged of a man carrying beer cans who bored a remarkable resemble to Ross Geller.


Australian tourist sparks outrage in Bali over her tattered jeans that exposed her behindA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:03:10 GMT
From https:
Footage of the holidaymaker walking around souvenir shops in Bali, Indonesia, wearing a tattered jeans that displayed her behind emerged earlier this week


Salim Mehajer loses appeal against a conviction for assaulting a journalist
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:03:07 GMT
From https:
The former Auburn deputy mayor was convicted without penalty for slamming a car door on the arm of Seven Network reporter Laura Banks as he tried to leave a Sydney police station in April 2017.


A Fab Four superfan puts more than $300,000 of the band's memorabilia up for auction
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:57:05 GMT
From https:
Never-before-seen Beatles memorabilia will go under the hammer with Heritage Auctions on March 16, in Dallas, Texas, and online.


The woman who floored Putin! Olympic judo medallist sends Russian leader flying in practice session
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:54:30 GMT
From https:
The Kremlin strongman said after last night's session with Olympic judo medallist Natalia Kuzyutina, 29, in Sochi, southwestern Russia, that exercise helps people to 'get real'.


Brown bear throws itself into a river in Alaska after spotting a salmon in the water
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:42:12 GMT
From https:
This is the amazing moment a huge brown bear is caught mid-leap while diving into a river on the hunt for salmon in the Alagnak River in Southern Alaska.


Incredible photos show massive plumes of polluted water pose threat to the Great Barrier Reef
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:41:34 GMT
From https:
Satellite images that show plumes fanning out from overflowing rivers off the north coast of Queensland as a result of the state's latest natural disaster have emerged earlier this week.


How an Islamist extremist from Sydney tried to enter Syria to fight with ISIS
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:33:45 GMT
From https:
Documents released on Friday showed Amin Elmir, an Australian citizen, spoke frequently with a radicalised Australian known as EB who had travelled to Turkey in January 2015.


Kensington Palace set to unveil new display of Princess Diana's evening gown
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:28:56 GMT
From https:
Kensington Palace has announced a new display dedicated to Princess Diana's fashion that will be unveiled after the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition closes this weekend after two years.


'Where's your spots?' MAFS' Melissa Lucarelli casts doubt on Sam Ball's claim to having chickenpox
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:28:22 GMT
From https:
On Wednesday, Sam Ball turned up to the Married At First Site dinner party late, claiming to have chickenpox.


Women whose male partners watch more porn are at greater risk of eating disorders
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:25:29 GMT
From https:
the more porn women's male partners watched in a week, the greater the risks were that women would develop an eating disorder, an Ohio State University study of 400 US women reveals.


Marie Kondo folds up a bag of chips and it's so satisfying to watch
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:22:39 GMT
From https:
In the video Kondo uses the 'KonMari way' and squeezes the air out of the bag of chips before neatly folding it up. She goes on to fold up a number of other mundane items, all in an equally satisfying way.


Terrifying moment a tourist helicopter crashes to the ground and rolls onto its side
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:17:34 GMT
From https:
The clip, filmed in Valle de Uco in Tupungato, captures the tourist helicopter as its pilot attempts to make an emergency landing near to the San Antonio ranch.


Abbie Cornish announces her engagement to American MMA fighter Adel Altamimi
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:04:57 GMT
From https:
Australian actress Abbie Cornish has surprised fans by announcing her engagement to American MMA fighter Adel Altamimi, 30.


Cassandra Thorburn is reclaiming her identity on Dancing with the StarsA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:55:12 GMT
From https:
She has raised up from the ashes of a very high profile divorce from Karl Stefanovic.A


NASA will set foot on the Moon 'by 2028' for the first time since 1972
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:41:40 GMT
From https:
NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon by 2028. Jim Bridenstine, the head of the US aerospace agency said at a press conference in Washington on Thursday.


Never before seen pictures provide a unique glimpse into the groundbreaking 1969 moon landing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:37:11 GMT
From https:
50 years ago, Neil Armstrong took 'one giant leap for mankind' as he became the first to step on the moon's surface - and now, new pictures provide a unique glimpse behind the profound 1969 voyage.


Facebook may start removing anti-vaxx posts
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:21:35 GMT
From https:
Facebook writes that it is looking into removing misinforming content about vaccinations (pictured) from recommendations to its users and to 'demote' it in searches on its platform.


Why Prince William and Prince Harry have ditched the daytime tie
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:56:38 GMT
From https:
William, 37, has been seen with an open shirt collar at both of his public appearances this week, while Harry, 34, also opted for a more casual look for recent visits to Bristol and Birkenhead.


Toddler, 2, crushed to death by asub-standard and dangerousa fireplace
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:34:16 +0000
From https:
An expert told the inquest it was 'an accident waiting to happen'.


Ex-public schoolboy charged with murder of three pensioners
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:11:55 +0000
From https:
The three men were found dead in their homes earlier this week.


At least one dead after gunman shoots four cops and 12 workers at factory
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:59:56 +0000
From https:
Six have been injured after an active shooter stormed a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, police say


Trolls taunt missing mumas relatives through fake Facebook account
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:55:00 +0000
From https:
Mum-of-five Sarah Wellgreen has not been seen since October 9.


Impoverished dad scrimped what little change he could for weeks to buy daughter her favorite Starbucks treat
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:42:54 +0000
From https:
Although he does not have much, Jim knew how much Morgan loved getting an iced cofee from Starbucks, and was determined to make a gesture that would brighten up her day


Rapper ablames Holby City star for daughteras death from party drug 2C-Pa
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:23:19 +0000
From https:
John Michie and his wife drove 130 miles from north London to Bestival after hearing their daughter screech down the phone 'like a wild animal'.


Teacher who araped boy, 13,a told cops other inmates awill tear her aparta in jail.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:01:57 +0000
From https:
Newly released footage of Brittany Zamora's arrest shows her concern over her safety if she goes to jail. It also includes interviews with her husband and the victim's parents.


Pushy helicopter parents get into huge brawl during childrenas wrestling match
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:01:45 +0000
From https:
The unedifying clip sees a group of pushy parents get violent with one another after one mother accused a child of having an unfair advantage


Stepdad killed baby boy by sitting on his head until his skull was totally crushed
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:34:37 +0000
From https:
Zachary Atwood deliberately sat on three month-old Mitchell Goss until the baby was bleeding from his ears and suffering horrendous injuries that ended up killing him


Student gives A+ answer to teacher who asked why he never does weekend homework
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:15:26 +0000
From https:
Edward Cortez was just writing what most students are thinking - the weekend is not a time for homework.A


Dementia sufferers trial cannabis drug to ahelp ease symptoms of aggressiona
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:07:09 +0000
From https:
Alzheimeras Research UK are recruiting volunteers.


Teenage sext senders could end up on Sex Offenders Register, police warn
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:47:07 +0000
From https:
They urged parents to discuss the serious matter with their kids and make them full aware of the law.


Man thinks missing mother is depicted in one of serial killer Samuel Littleas avictima sketches
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:40:21 +0000
From https:
Anthony Jones hasen't seen his mother since she disappeared on Christmas Eve in 1996, but he has no doubt he recognized her in a collection of chilling victim portraits drawn by serial killer Sam Little, which were released by the FBI this week to help identify the women.


Super rare white albino squirrel spotted in UK city centre
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:33:58 +0000
From https:
It was spotted scaling a massive fence near the centre of Edinburgh.


Four teens who stabbed aparty gatecrashera to death jailed for 67 years
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:25:52 +0000
From https:
He was stabbed at least 13 times in 10 seconds.


Terrified girl, 7, wrote goodbye message to her parents on arm during school bomb scare
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:13:46 +0000
From https:
Vanessa Harrison Reed, 7, wrote 'Love mom and dad' on purple ink as a way to say farewell to parents during the false alarm at her school in Delaware earlier this month.


Hundreds of awitchesa marksa used to fend off evil spirits discovered in caves
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:56:48 +0000
From https:
They have surpassed the UK's largest collection.


Vile woman tells Asian mother her son adoesnat look humana after they dared to park on her street
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:42:28 +0000
From https:
The woman was filmed screaming a stream of hateful slurs at Belinda Panelo - and is said to have been openly racist after the camera was switched off


Boy accused of raping and murdering Alesha MacPhail, 6, asent video saying he did ita
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:27:13 +0000
From https:
Alesha MacPhail, 6, suffered 117 separate and 'catastrophic' injuries.


Take a look at some of the excellent placards made by kids for climate change strike
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:23:16 +0000
From https:
Hundreds of thousands of kids have gathered across the UK to protest climate change.


Women whose boyfriends watch porn are amore likely to develop eating disordersa
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:19:06 +0000
From https:
Smut widows 'feel sexless because their partners are spending time with porn instead of connecting with them'.


Theresa May criticises children protesting against climate change
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:16:12 +0000
From https:
Some of the protesters were seen drinking alcohol and climbing on top of traffic lights around Westminster.A


Donald Trump finally calls national emergency to get border wall funds
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:12:22 +0000
From https:
Donald Trump appears close to finally getting the funding for his border wall through his declaration of a national emergency


Mum goes into labour as she celebrates winning APS1,000,000 lottery
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:00:03 +0000
From https:
Her newborn daughter was the second prize she scooped within a week.


Hungry thief steals over APS300 worth of food from Greggs
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:51:12 +0000
From https:
A hungry thief has dodged jail after swiping over APS300 from Greggs in just over three months.


Vegan couple aalmost starved their baby to death by feeding him formula made from potatoesa
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:29:10 +0000
From https:
Robert Buskey and Julia French are said to have ignored doctors' recommendations and instead fed their five month-old son a mashed potato formula they found on the internet because it was 'consistent with their vegan lifestyle'


Dad caught jumping on two homeless men inside tent is jailed
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:18:26 +0000
From https:
Jamie Nickell, 26, was said to be 'disgusted and appalled by his behaviour'.


Shamima Begum is still a victim, she deserves the right to return to the UK
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:09:45 +0000
From https:
Denying her return is an apparent U-turn on our values, and an abandonment of a child who was sadly groomed.


Mother asaid she loved boyfriend too much to tell police he was battering their baby to deatha
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:09:09 +0000
From https:
Aeriel Spivey reportedly told police: 'I had been thinking for a few weeks he had been hurting her. Of course love takes over and you just brush it under the rug.'A


aPedophile caught after his DNA matched a love bite on 13-year-old girlas necka
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:00:33 +0000
From https:
Terrence Wilkins allegedly tried to rape a 13-year-old girl in a public bathroom in a park in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was arrested after his DNA matched a hickey left on the girl's neck.


aHe Was Shooting Everybodya
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:01:04 -0500
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At least one person is dead after a gunman opened fire at an Illinois manufacturing plant.


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33 Things That'll Have Everyone Asking, "Where Did You Get That?"
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:01:03 -0500
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Skirts you can rock with sneakers, dresses you'll want to twirl in, and accessories your closet 100% needs a I'm just gonna say it, you're welcome.


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A Look Inside Kim Kardashian And Kanye West's Terrifying Home
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:41:07 -0500
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I can't be the only one who gets anxiety by looking at pictures of their house.


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Gorgeous Home Finds On Sale Just In Time For Presidents' Day Weekend!
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:02:25 -0500
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Stylish finds from Wayfair and AllModern you won't believe! (But you should.)


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Trump Said He aDidnat Needa To Declare An Emergency To Build The Wall And Liberal Lawyers Are Thrilled
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:50:37 -0500
From https:

aKeep talking mr president,a Omar Jadwat, the head of the ACLUas Immigrants Rights Project, tweeted.


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8 Photo Stories That Will Help You See The World A Little Differently
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:41:17 -0500
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Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.


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21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:07:58 -0500
From https:

From President Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the USaMexico border to the Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.


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All The Best Presidentsa Day Weekend Sales On The Internet
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:10:11 -0500
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Deals at Home Depot, Forever 21, Wayfair, and more!


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All The Best Presidents' Day Weekend Deals At Walmart
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:22:49 -0500
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With deals on clothing, beauty products, electronics, and more!


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Meredith Officially Has A New Love Interest On "Grey's Anatomy" And I'm Like, "Derek Who?"
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:40:03 -0500
From https:

Love is in the air on Grey's Anatomy!


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A 27-Year-Old Man Allegedly Killed His Parents And Their Housekeeper In California
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:26:19 -0500
From https:

Police conducting a welfare check Wednesday found three people dead inside a home in a Newport Beach gated community.


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Thousands Of Teens Have Gone On Strike From Schools Across Europe To Demand Action On Climate Change
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:55:12 -0500
From https:

After the UK prime minister said 15,000 UK students who boycotted school to demonstrate awastes lesson time,a the 16-year-old girl who inspired the protest movement replied, apolitical leaders have wasted 30 [years] of inaction.a


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15 Very Goob Dog Posts From This Week That'll Boop Your Snoot
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:22:44 -0500
From https:

WARNING: Contains high-intensity athletic footage from Westminster.


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These Hilarious Pregnancy Hacks Are Actually Legit And I'm Laughing, Peeing, And Crying All At Once
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:28:35 -0500
From https:

"Going up the stairs on all fours."


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Nine LSU Fraternity Members Were Arrested On Disturbing Hazing Charges
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:20:07 -0500
From https:

Pledges were allegedly forced to lie on broken glass in their underwear, beaten with a metal pipe, and urinated on.


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"High School Musical" Just Announced The Cast For Its New TV Series And The Nostalgia Is Real
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:24:06 -0500
From https:

THIS IS THE START OF SOMETHING NEW!!!


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Two Men Have Been Arrested In Connection With The Jussie Smollett Case
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:16:31 -0500
From https:

The two men are brothers who worked as extras on Empire and sometimes went to the gym with the actor, their attorney said.


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"Bachelor" Star Colton Underwood Says He Was "Touched Inappropriately" By Fans
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:28:40 -0500
From https:

aI didnat sign up to be a piece of meat or a zoo animal,a said the former NFL player.


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Here's Who Author Angie Thomas Wants To Be In Her Next Film
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:35:32 -0500
From https:

The Hate U Give author told BuzzFeed News she wants On the Come Up to feature some prominent women rappers.


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Courteney Cox Opened Up About Her Decision To Stop Using Fillers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:46:56 -0500
From https:

"One day I kind of stepped back and went, 'Oh shit. I donat look like myself.'"


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We Know How Long Your Dick Is
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:46:03 -0500
From https:

Well???


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Cole Sprouse Revealed Why He Thinks Ben Mysteriously Disappeared From "Friends"
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:22:09 -0500
From https:

When in doubt, blame Ross.


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The Cultural Appropriation Convo Around Ariana Grande Is Too Simplistic
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:37:28 -0500
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Criticisms of Grandeas acultural appropriationa are complicated by the fact that R&B-infused pop has been the foundation of her career a and sheas always sought to credit the black artists who influence her.


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Opinion: Beating Back Amazon Is Just The Beginning
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:14:15 -0500
From https:

Itas a victory for working people, but it canat be our high water mark. Our fight against corporate power will get bigger, bolder, and go national.


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Opinion: Losing Amazon Is The Biggest Unforced Error In NYC's Economic History
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:41:28 -0500
From https:

Contrary to what newcomers may believe, gentrification and congestion weren't always the city's biggest problems. Sometimes we wondered if lost jobs would ever come back.


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Ariana Grande Fans Are Boycotting "7 Rings" And She's Like "Stop It RN"
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:50:47 -0500
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"Whoever is still streaming '7 Rings', I hope you choke..."


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10 Shows That Had The Best Fashion Of All Time
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:36:46 -0500
From https:

How many pairs of shoes does this list make you want to buy?


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What's The Most Stunning Shot In The History Of Cinema?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:21:44 -0500
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A picture's worth a thousand words.


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Got Dragged For Suggesting People Who Are aUnwilling To Worka Should Get Paid. Advocates Say Thatas The Point.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:54:10 -0500
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aThis idea that somehow people who are unwilling to work are bad or lazy is a horrible idea.a


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Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess's parents tell of their anger and hurt
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:00:04 GMT
From https:

Exclusive: Family break silence to express concerns that UK settled former spy in Salisbury

The parents of the woman who died in the Wiltshire novichok poisonings have broken their silence to express their anger and hurt at losing their daughter in an extraordinary international incident and say they believe there could be more of the nerve agent yet to be found.

Speaking as the first anniversary of the poisonings nears, Stan and Caroline Sturgess also revealed their concerns that the UK authorities chose to settle the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, exposing residents to risk.

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Labour and Tory MPs in talks over setting up new centrist party
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:51:08 GMT
From https:

Discussions could lead to new party consisting of six or more Labour MPs plus some Tories

Intense discussions are taking place at Westminster that could lead to the emergence of a new centrist party consisting of six or more disaffected anti-Brexit Labour MPs along with the involvement of some Conservatives and the backing of the Liberal Democrats.

Labour MPs reported that some of those involved had lobbied backbench colleagues they thought were sympathetic as to how they could amake the shifta away from a tribal loyalty to the party.

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Trump declares national emergency to build US-Mexico border wall
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:51:41 GMT
From https:

Plan may divert billions from projects such as counterdrug efforts, has been condemned by Democrats and activists

Donald Trump has defied fierce criticism to announce that he is using emergency powers to bypass Congress and pursue the building of a wall on the US-Mexico border.

At a combative, rambling and at times incoherent press conference in the White House, the US president insisted he had no choice but to declare a national emergency to stop illegal immigrants spreading crime and drugs.

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Revealed: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in 'vaccine controversies'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:59:43 GMT
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Social media platforms under pressure by US congressman to crack down on anti-vaccine propaganda, citing Guardian investigations

Facebook enables advertisers to promote content to nearly 900,000 people interested in avaccine controversiesa, the Guardian has found.

Other groups of people that advertisers can pay to reach on Facebook include those interested in aDr Tenpenny on Vaccinesa, which refers to anti-vaccine activist Sherri Tenpenny, and ainformed consenta, which is language that anti-vaccine propagandists have adopted to fight vaccination laws.

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Man charged with murder of three Exeter men in their 80s
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:02:42 GMT
From https:

Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, 27, to appear at Exeter magistrates court on Saturday

A 27-year-old man has been charged with murdering three men in their 80s in Exeter, police have said.

Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, from Croyde, north Devon, will appear at Exeter magistrates court on Saturday, accused of murdering Anthony Payne, 80, and twins Dick and Roger Carter, 84, who all lived in Exeter.

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Shamima Begum may have criminalised herself, says senior terrorism officer
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:26:59 GMT
From https:

Family calls for her return to UK and considers legal action to stop government blocking it

The UKas most senior counter-terrorism officer has said that Shamima Begum, who left the UK to join Islamic State as a 15-year-old, had apotentially criminaliseda herself as her family considers court action to stop the government blocking her return to Britain.

Government and counter-terrorism officials are still considering what to do after Begum, now 19, was discovered in a Syrian refugee camp after fleeing Isisas last stronghold and said she wanted to return to Britain.

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Gavin Williamson: Russia is getting away with murder
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:46:44 GMT
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UK defence secretary says use of mercenaries allows Kremlin to adeny blood on its handsa

Foreign operations by private Russian security groups allow the Kremlin to get away with murder while denying it has blood on its hands, the UK defence secretary has said.

Days after a speech in which he appeared to threaten to send aircraft carriers to confront China in the South China Sea, Gavin Williamson again struck a bellicose tone, risking further damage to an already dire relationship with Russia by accusing it of acting recklessly over the Salisbury novichok attack and trying to goad the west into a new arms race.

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School pupils call for radical climate action in UK-wide strike
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:51:02 GMT
From https:

Thousands of young people walk out of lessons in protest at political inaction over crisis

Thousands of schoolchildren and young people have walked out of classes to join a UK-wide climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis.

Organisers said more than 10,000 young people in at least 60 towns and cities from the Scottish Highlands to Cornwall joined the strike, defying threats of detention to voice their frustration at the older generationas inaction on the environmental impact of climate change.

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Barnier: May's Brexit strategy has failed after latest Commons defeat
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:56:17 GMT
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Mood in Brussels hardens amid growing doubts that PM that can get her deal voted through

Theresa May will face a wall of resistance when she returns to Brussels next week as the EUas chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, declared her Brexit strategy had afaileda after another parliamentary defeat inflicted by hardline Eurosceptics.

May will insist to EU chiefs that her defeat in parliament on Thursday does not change her belief that her Brexit deal can still achieve a majority a as long as there are changes to the backstop.

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Cousin marriages cited as significant factor in Bradford child deaths
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:37:43 GMT
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Fatal genetic conditions more common in children of south Asian heritage, study says

Marriage between cousins leading to fatal genetic conditions remain a factor in a significant proportion of child deaths in Bradford, according to a safeguarding report.

The report by the West Yorkshire cityas child death overview panel found that consanguineous relationships led to deaths from genetic and congenital abnormalities.

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Trump: Shinzo Abe nominated me for Nobel peace prize
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:22:47 GMT
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US president claims Japanese president put his name forward after he opened dialogue with North Koreaas Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump has said Japanas prime minister nominated him for the Nobel peace prize for his work to open up a dialogue with North Korea. At a White House event to discuss his proposed border wall, Trump spoke about his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.

The president said early exchanges with Kim were filled with afire and furya, but since their first meeting last year, the two had established a good relationship. He said Shinzo Abe agave me the most beautiful copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel prize.

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Did air pollution kill nine-year-old Ella?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:00:06 GMT
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This Friday marks six years since Ella Kissi-Debrahas death, which her mother believes was partly caused by air pollution. Plus: 15-year-old George Bond explains why he is going on todayas school climate strike

Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25 metres (82ft) from the heavily polluted South Circular Road in Lewisham, London. She died in February 2013 at the age of nine after three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for asthma attacks. Until the end of 2010, Ella had been in good health. An expert last year linked her death to the dangerously high levels of pollution from diesel traffic that breached legal limits.

Anushka Asthana talks to Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, Ellaas mother, about her fight to reopen the inquest so that air pollution can be recognised as a contributing factor to her death. Asthana also talks to Jocelyn Cockburn, the lawyer who represents Kissi-Debrah. Cockburn hopes an inquest will provide a better understanding of whether Ellaas death was avoidable and force the government and other bodies to account for their inaction over air pollution.

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Jokers please: first human Mars mission may need onboard comedians
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:00:10 GMT
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Researchers are working with Nasa to see if clowns help team cohesion on long space missions

Wanted: smart, fit and unflappable applicants for humanityas first mission to Mars. Must have: crazy wig, oversized boots and a big red nose.

It is enough to make Neil Armstrong spin in his grave, but researchers have found that the success of a future mission to the red planet may depend on the ship having a class clown.

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Rijksmuseum: All the Rembrandts review a human chaos made glorious
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:21:23 GMT
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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
From a childas tottering first steps to Amsterdamas answer to Dadas Army, this epic exhibition shows the Dutch masteras extraordinary humanity and lust for life

In front of Rembrandt van Rijnas huge painting The Night Watch, people chat, squat, walk about and joke, showing nothing like the hushed silence exacted by other world-famous masterpieces. For this is a comic work of art. Youare allowed to laugh a itas hilarious. The citizen militia company of Amsterdamas Second District, gathered for their official group portrait in 1642, crowd into the picture, get their hands in front of each otheras faces, even fire off a gun by accident. Others look off in all directions, wave banners clumsily and get their pikes in a twist.

The glorious human disorder of Rembrandtas incomparable anti-history painting is revealed in a new light by the Rijksmuseumas All the Rembrandts, a subtle and awe-inspiring exhibition for his 350th anniversary. That disorder spreads from gormless lumpen faces into the workas very structure. Behind the brightly illuminated figures of Captain Cocq and Lieutenant Ruytenburch, their men are arranged in the kind of grand pyramid beloved of formal classical artists. But Rembrandt has composed this pyramid only to subvert it. Everywhere you look, harmony is collapsing into chaos.

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'It is our future': children call time on climate inaction in UK
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:11:22 GMT
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Thousands of young people take time out of school to join protests across the country

Some wore school uniform, with ties askew in St Trinianas fashion, others donned face paint, sparkly jackets and DM boots. The youngest clutched a parentas hand as people gathered in the sunshine in Parliament Square in London, a few metres from the politicians they say are letting down a generation.

They carried homemade placards, with slogans full of humour, passion and hope that the voices of thousands of children and young people would be heard.

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Rambling Trump calls an emergency in speech that goes on and on and on
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:56:36 GMT
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Trumpas White House screed was him at his Trumpiest a the old man at the bar sounding off about the worldas ills

There was no martial music, no armed guards snapping to attention, no ominous threats of arrest or worse from an iron-willed authoritarian. When Donald Trump awarded himself emergency powers on Friday, it was with an all too familiar mix of falsehoods, fearmongering and shoutouts to his favourite rightwing broadcasters.

It may have left some observers wondering which is worse.

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Since She review a dreamlike oddness
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:32:51 GMT
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Sadleras Wells, London
Choreographed by Dimitris Papaioannou, the companyas first new work since its founder died in 2009 is uncanny in its blending of his and her imaginations

When Pina Bausch died in 2009 it seemed unthinkable that her company would go on without her, such was the groundbreaking, guru-like choreographeras singularity. Clearly her company thought so too. While they continued to perform her works around the world, it was nine years before they commissioned anyone to make a new full-length work.

Related: Going beyond Bausch: Tanztheater Wuppertal's new moves

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Lenny Henry on his Windrush series: 'We felt the sting of injustice sharply'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:48:53 GMT
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A new BBC drama follows generation Windrush, from first arrival to the scandal of deportation. Executive producer and star Sir Lenny Henry explains why their story needed to be told

Last year the nation set out to celebrate a bold, brave and pioneering generation; those who, in 1948, made the transatlantic journey aboard the Empire Windrush in search of a abettera life.

The Windrush generation, and the deportation scandal they were the victims of last year, is something that both myself and Angela Ferreira, the managing director of my production company Douglas Road Productions, feel strongly about. We are both of Caribbean origin, via the Midlands, and felt the sting of this injustice sharply.

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Weatherwatch: how, when and why does a snowflake fall?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:30:09 GMT
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Scientists have used 3D printing to create varying shapes of snowflakes and study how their individual structure affects their behaviour

About 85% of precipitation in the UK started life as an ice crystal or snowflake. Most turn to rain as they fall (the UK has an average of just 23.7 days of snow or sleet each year) and many prefer to drift around, creating overcast days. Predicting when a cloud will dump its load is hard, but new experiments are showing that snowflake geometry plays an important role.

Hefty snowflakes fall quickly through the air, whilst delicate ice crystals tend to take their time. Understanding the aerodynamics of how ice crystals fall is an important part of climate modelling, because some ice crystals help clouds hang around for longer, reflecting more sunlight back into space. But snowflakes and ice crystals are difficult to study: they are small, they come in lots of shapes and sizes, and they tend to break or melt when you touch them.

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Does Donald Trump's waistline back up claims he's the healthiest president ever?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:12:34 GMT
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The latest White House medical reveals that the presidentas BMI has tipped into the obese category. Well, he does like to act from his gut

Name: Donald Trumpas waistline.

Age: 72.

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The school climate change strikes are inspiring a but they should shame us | Jonathan Freedland
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:01:48 GMT
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Greta Thunberg led the way. Children skipping classes to take the moral lead is an indictment of adult complacency

Such is the upside-down, topsy-turvy state of our world, that the children are now the adults and the adults are the children. In Westminster, our supposed leaders a men and women of mature vintage a keep stamping their feet and demanding what no one can give them.

They insist they should be allowed to gobble up all the birthday cake and still have cake left to eat, threatening to storm out of the European Union and slam the door behind them. As Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, rightly puts it: aThreatening to leave is the behaviour of a three-year-old who says that they are going to hold their breath if they do not get the toy that they want.a

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Our destiny is in the hands of Rees-Moggas unfinished robot sidekick | Marina Hyde
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:36:59 GMT
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Steve Baker is still claiming the Malthouse compromise, the most ludicrously far-fetched option, is the solution to Brexit

Where are you on Steve Baker, on a scale of one to so-completely-over-him? The deputy chair of the European Research Group took to the airwaves today to warn mildly that parliament passing Theresa Mayas withdrawal agreement would acollapse the governmenta. Furthermore, Baker complained: aI really do rather object to being called ahardlinea.a

Oh dear. Given the need to find alternative arrangements for describing Steve Baker, letas look at technological solutions. Itas as if someone had half an idea to build a fun, geeky robot sidekick for Jacob Rees-Mogg, then became so bored or repulsed by the task that they gave up before theyad fitted him with a cool metallic exoskeleton. Somehow, the unfinished unit picked itself off the workshop floor and found its way to parliament. By rights, Steve Baker is just the innards of something that a had it been completed a you might find in the background of a Mos Espa docking-bay scene in The Phantom Menace. Instead, heas one of the fanatics holding our national destiny in his partially assembled hands. The more versatile politicians of this golden age have two expressions; Steve Baker has one. Steve Bakeras sole expression is cocking his head slightly to the side as if to say aIam listening politely and reasonablya, when what he is actually saying is, aLetas just fucking burn it all down and see what happens.a

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Martin Rowson on the future and the student climate strike aA cartoon
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:00:07 GMT
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The Guardian view on Disneyas Frozen sequel: winter is coming a again | Editorial
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:25:05 GMT
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The 2013 movie broke box office records and won the hearts of young viewers around the world. But it did so by challenging Hollywood expectations

This week, two minutes of video struck both terror and cheer into the hearts of parents worldwide. The dread, for those with small children, is prompted by the endless viewings, deluge of merchandise and earsplitting singing that lie in store with the release of a follow-up to Disneyas blockbuster Frozen later this year. The trailer offered the first, teasing glimpse of that sequel.

The original is the highest grossing musical and animation ever, earning $1.3bn at the box office since its release six years ago and vast sums via associated paraphernalia. No wonder Disney wouldnat let it go. It is aa generational set texta, wrote a Guardian critic: it is to its younger and mostly but by no means solely female audience what Star Wars was to teenage boys. Very loosely inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, it follows a snow queen who freezes the land and a brave young girl who risks her life to bring back the warmth.

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Declaring a national emergency over the wall? This won't end well for Trump | Walter Shapiro
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:29:15 GMT
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At every moment of this ersatz crisis, Trump would be shedding political support like dandruff

With three Atlantic City bankruptcies to his credit, Donald Trump has demonstrated a shaky grasp of the casino industry. But even Trump, the business blunderer, should know that a gambler on a losing streak should quit before he pawns the gold watch that he inherited from his father.

But when it comes to immigration and his Ego Wall, Trump never tires of the losing.

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The Guardian view on family law: transparency is in the public interest | Editorial
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:30:06 GMT
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Childrenas privacy must be protected, but the impact of legal aid cuts strengthens the case for openness in court

Cuts to the legal aid budget since 2010, coupled with the impact of other spending cuts on low-income and vulnerable people, mean that increasing numbers of people are arriving in court in difficult personal circumstances, having received no legal advice and with no lawyer to represent them. The number of people accessing legal aid fell by 82% between 2010 and 2018. While lawyers, charities and others have repeatedly complained about the impact of legal aid cuts in both civil and criminal courts, and criminal barristers last year threatened to strike, the government has so far declined to reverse the funding decisions taken in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.

Last week ministers completed a long-awaited review of the Legal aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (Laspo), and announced it will spend an additional APS6.5m on restoring help in a few areas from where it was removed. Given the extent of the cuts a APS950m has been sliced from the total budget since 2010, with the amount falling from APS2.5bn to APS1.6bn in real terms a critics were unimpressed. While the extra money can be expected to ease the situation for a small minority of litigants, for the majority nothing will change.

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Mark Wood: aYou almost feel like a superhero a| youare absolutely flyinga
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:00:06 GMT
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England fast bowler was thrilled to make an explosive impact in the third Test against West Indies after years of frustration

What is it like to bowl at 95mph? For Mark Wood, whose scorching return to Englandas Test team sent everyone a bit gaga in St Lucia, the answer is wonderfully simple: aYou almost feel like a superhero. Iave been playing Mario Kart recently and yeah, itas like when you get a magic mushroom and youare just absolutely flying.a

It will come as little surprise to learn Wood is still glowing from victory in the third Test against West Indies and his maiden five-wicket haul. The 29-year-old sat down for a chat this week and, in that inimitable Ashington twang, his delight at finally becoming a match-winner shone through.

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Gazprom v Abu Dhabi: an alternative guide to the Champions League ties
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:52:15 GMT
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Other states, hedge funds and a tax haven also feature in our look at how club owners and partners stack up in the last 16

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Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:32:43 GMT
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  • Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievance with NFL
  • Parties have resolved grievances subject to confidentiality pact

The NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced on Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed the leagueas owners blackballed them because they had protested by kneeling during the pre-game playing of the national anthem.

Related: Did the NFL manage to silence Colin Kaepernick's protest at the Super Bowl?

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Atienne Capoueas strike for Watford leaves QPR to rue missed chances
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:51:55 GMT
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Queens Park Rangers had to wait for this moment. Their previous appearance in the FA Cup fifth round had come against Wimbledon in 1997 and it is doubtful whether any club has since endured a more dismal record in the competition. The London club had won only four ties a each of them in the third round a before this season.

Opportunity knocked loudly for them, despite their run of five consecutive defeats in the Championship, and Steve McClaren could be proud of how his players pushed an opponent from the Premier League, particularly during the first half.

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Laura Muir has her sights on 1988 indoor mile record in Birmingham
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:00:10 GMT
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aC/ Kirsty Wadeas indoor mile Birtish record has stood for 31 years
aC/ Muir to defend her 1500m and 3,000m indoor titles next month

Shortly after Laura Muir first broke into the British team in 2014 she received an unexpected request from the Scottish middle distance legend Kirsty Wade. aWe think Laura has something special,a she wrote in a long email via her husband. aAnd we would love to see her name in front of mine in the rankings over the next few years.a

Five years on, Muir, who still has the email, intends to oblige by beating Wadeas British indoor mile record of 4:23.86 a which has stood for 31 years a at Saturdayas Birmingham grand prix.

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Newport County: the inside story of a club that rose from the dead
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:29:08 GMT
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Before the League Two side host Manchester City in the FA Cup we hear the remarkable tale from four people who know it best

Although Newport County went out of business in 1989, after being relegated from the Football League the previous season, the start of that decade was a golden era, notably the European Cup Winnersa Cup quarter-final against Carl Zeiss Jena in 1981.

David Hando (Newport County AFC honorary president and former chairman): If we had goalline technology wead have won that and played Benfica in the semi-final.

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Caster Semenya gets government backing in IAAF testosterone row
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:33:14 GMT
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aC/ Minister calls proposed limits a aviolation of human rightsa
aC/ Double Olympic champion takes her fight to Cas on Monday

The South African government has thrown its weight behind Caster Semenya in her legal battle with world athleticsa governing body, the IAAF, declaring its proposed testosterone limit for women aa gross violation of human rightsa.

The double Olympic and three-times world 800m champion takes her fight against the IAAF to the court of arbitration for sport (Cas) in Lausanne on Monday.

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Leigh Halfpenny ruled out of facing England in Six Nations after setback
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:14:00 GMT
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aC/ Full-back Halfpenny will miss Scarletsa Pro14 match
aC/ England urge Moon and Genge to seize latest chance

The full-back Leigh Halfpenny will not be considered by Wales for their crucial Six Nations match against England in Cardiff next weekend after his planned comeback for the Scarlets at Treviso on Saturday, three months after he suffered concussion, was aborted.

Halfpenny returned to full training last week and was released to the Scarlets by Wales on Wednesday in the hope that he would play in Treviso. However, the following day the medical teams of both the region and Wales agreed that his return should be delayed.

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Owen Jones meets the naked anti-Brexit protester: 'We are a nation of prudes'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00:12 GMT
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Dr Victoria Bateman hates Brexit so much that she is taking her clothes off and is challenging Brexiters to debate with her in the nude. But is it an effective campaign strategy? Or just a sign of our fevered political times? A fully clothed Owen Jones tries to find out

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The Breadmaker: on the frontline of Venezuela's bakery wars a video
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:00:41 GMT
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In the midst of Venezuelaas spiralling economic crisis, Natalia and fellow members of a Chavista collective have stepped in to take over production at a local bakery, La Minka. Authorities had suspended operations when the owners were accused of overpricing their loaves and hoarding flour. In March 2017, with the tacit support of the government, the collective began selling affordable bread. This is the story of their fight to safeguard the bakeryas future and keep the Chavista dream alive

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Last member of real-life Great Escape team dies aged 99
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:29:55 GMT
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Dick Churchill escaped from German prison camp in a feat immortalised in the film starring Steve McQueen

Tributes have been paid to the last surviving member of the real-life Great Escape team after his death at the age of 99. Former squadron leader Dick Churchill was one of the 76-strong group who escaped from the Stalag Luft III camp in Germany in 1944. The site is now part of Poland.

Their feat of courage became one of the most famous stories from the second world war, and was immortalised in the 1963 Hollywood film starring Steve McQueen. Churchill, who lived in Crediton, Devon, died on Wednesday.

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Llanelli hit by wave of 'county lines' drug gangs
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:47:00 GMT
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Seaside town an unlikely new market for gangs using teenagers to sell class A drugs

A Welsh town has become a athriving market for class A drugsa due to a surge in acounty linesa gangs, a court has heard.

The coastal town of Llanelli near Swansea is being targeted by gangs from Birmingham and Liverpool selling drugs like crack and heroin.

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CBBC sitcom about British Chinese family accused of racism
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:16:19 GMT
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Critics say scripts for Living With the Lams contain a alitany of orientalist clichesa

An upcoming BBC childrenas sitcom that focuses on a British Chinese family has been marred by accusations of racism.

A group representing British East Asians in the film and TV industry said it was indefensible that the show should have been developed and written with little input from writers and creatives from the community.

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Porsche asks UK buyers to commit to 10% no-deal Brexit surcharge
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:04:27 GMT
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Company says move is a precaution in case WTO tariffs apply to EU-UK trade

Porsche is asking British customers to sign a contract committing them to pay a surcharge of up to 10% of their vehiclesa purchase price if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Cars made in Europe could attract tariffs of 10% if imported to the UK under the terms of the World Trade Organization, the default trading relationship if the UK and the EU are unable to agree a transition period before 29 March.

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Andrea Levy, chronicler of the Windrush generation, dies aged 62
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:12:25 GMT
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Award-winning author of Small Island and The Long Song had cancer

The writer Andrea Levy, who explored the experience of Jamaican British people in a series of novels over 20 years has died, aged 62, from cancer.

After starting to write as a hobby in her early 30s, Levy published three novels in the 1990s that brought her positive reviews and steady sales. But her fourth novel, Small Island, launched her into the literary big league, winning the 2004 Orange prize, the Whitbread book of the year and the Commonwealth Writersa prize, selling more than 1m copies around the world and inspiring a 2009 BBC TV adaptation.

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'I was sure I'd die': UK football fan detained in UAE feared for his life
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:20:10 GMT
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Ali Issa Ahmad says he was cut with a knife, beaten and deprived of sleep and food

A British football fan who was detained in United Arab Emirates after being accosted by security officials for wearing a Qatar football shirt, has told the Guardian he was convinced he was going to die.

Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, a security guard from Wolverhampton, said he was stabbed in prison, and deprived of sleep, food and water for several days while being held in a security building. aI thought 100% that I was going to die in the UAE,a he said. aI thought I would commit suicide rather than letting them kill me.a

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Hospital admissions for eating disorders surge to highest in eight years
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:55:43 GMT
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Campaigners raise alarm about growing crisis of young people with anorexia and bulimia

There has been a dramatic rise in hospital admissions for potentially life-threatening eating disorders in the last year, prompting concern from experts about a growing crisis of young people experiencing anorexia and bulimia.

Figures seen by the Guardian show year-on-year rises in hospital visits, with admission numbers more than doubling from 7,260 in 2010-11 to 16,023 in the year to April 2018. The latest figure is up from 13,885 the year before a the highest spike in eight years.

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John Stalker, who investigated Moors murders, dies aged 79
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:30:14 GMT
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Ex-Greater Manchester police deputy chief constable led inquiry into shooting of suspected IRA members

John Stalker, who was known for his work on the Moors murders and the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has died aged 79, his family has announced.

Stalker, the former deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester police (GMP), led an inquiry into the shooting of suspected members of the Provisional IRA in 1982.

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El Salvador supreme court overturns 30-year sentence for a teen rape victim
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:31:54 GMT
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Evelyn BeatrAz HernA!ndez Cruz, 19, was found guilty in July 2017 of aggravated homicide after having a stillbirth

El Salvadoras supreme court has overturned a 30-year sentence for a teenage rape victim who was convicted of aggravated homicide after having a stillbirth.

Related: El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth

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Indian PM: Pakistan will pay aheavy pricea for Kashmir bombing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:47:03 GMT
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Narendra Modi warns of strong response after at least 40 army personnel die in suicide blast

Indiaas prime minister has warned Pakistan it will pay a aheavy pricea for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 paramilitaries on Thursday, the deadliest attack in a 30-year guerrilla war in the region.

Narendra Modi said the ablood of the people is boilinga after a car laden with explosives was detonated beside a convoy carrying 2,500 Indian security personnel on a major highway between the Kashmir and Jammu regions.

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German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:16:14 GMT
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aHomosexuality is not an illness,a says gay health minister Jens Spahn

The German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban aconversion therapiesa that claim to change sexual orientation. aHomosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does not need to be treated,a Spahn, who is gay himself, told the left-leaning Berlin daily Die Tageszeitung.

Related: aI still have flashbacksa: the aglobal epidemica of LGBT conversion therapy

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Aurora shooting: alleged gunman apprehended after at least one killed
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:17:07 GMT
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  • Four law enforcement officers and multiple civilians injured
  • Schools on asoft lockdowna after shooter reported at local business

At least one person was killed in a shooting in Aurora, Illinois which led to local schools being placed on lockdown, a spokesman for the Kane county coroner said on Friday.

School students were placed in asoft lockdowna early on Friday afternoon, after a shooter was reported at a local business.

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Germany rebukes Trump over criticism of Nato spending
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:11:01 GMT
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Defence ministeras comments at Munich conference reflect deepening transatlantic rift

The Nato alliance is about decency and dependability, not just cash and contributions, Germanyas defence minister has said in a rebuke to Donald Trump over his insistence that European countries rapidly increase their defence spending.

Ursula von der Leyen told a gathering of defence ministers in Munich the alliance was about fairness in collective decision-making, and not just during military missions.

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Senior Belgian spy accused of sharing secrets with Russia
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:10:50 GMT
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Major in intelligence service under investigation amid fears over EU and Nato security

A senior Belgian intelligence officer is under investigation over allegedly sharing secrets with the Russians, in a case that exposes fears about spying in the European Union and Nato.

An unnamed major who is the head of division at the general intelligence and security service (GISS), the equivalent of M16, is accused of having exchanged confidential information with a Serbian woman believed to be a Russian agent.

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Nigerians set to go to polls in referendum on Buhari's first term
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:23:48 GMT
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Concerns raised over registration data on eve of vote in corruption-plagued country

Voters in Nigeria, Africaas biggest country by population, go to the polls on Saturday to choose between the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, his main rival Atiku Abubakar and more than 70 other candidates.

Saturdayas election is seen as a referendum on Buharias first term, which has been marred by his prolonged absence due to illness, a weak economy, and the governmentas failure to effectively tackle corruption and insecurity.

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Toxic black snow covers Siberian coalmining region
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:54:18 GMT
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Activists say apost-apocalyptica scenes in Kuzbass highlight manmade ecological disaster

Residents of a coalmining region in Siberia have been posting videos online showing entire streets and districts covered in toxic black snow that critics say highlight a manmade ecological catastrophe.

In one video, filmed in Kiselyovsk, a town in the Kuzbass region, a woman drives past mounds of coal-coloured snow stretching to the horizon, covering a childrenas playground and the courtyards of residential buildings. The scenes in the footage were described as apost-apocalyptica by Russian media.

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Mike Leigh on Albert Finney: had he not backed me, my career might never have happened
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:56:02 GMT
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The award-winning director remembers Finneyas unique bonhomie, from his shining legacy at Salford grammar school to his support of Leighas film debut Bleak Moments

When I arrived at Salford grammar school in 1954, Albert Finney had just left for Rada, the glittering star of the schoolas dramatic society. My school friend and future colleague Les Blair, a year my senior, witnessed his legendary performance as Sweeney Todd. Albertas legacy shone its light on all of our productions and we tracked his meteoric progress in awe. My final-year production of a very forgettable play won the brand new Albert Finney cup, donated by his parents.

By the time I followed him to Rada in 1960, Albert had become an RSC star, understudying and going on for Laurence Olivier as Coriolanus; he had toured with Charles Laughton, had just completed Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and was appearing in the West End as Billy Liar. There, my Rada classmate and fellow Mancunian Ian McShane and I sheepishly visited him in his dressing room after a performance, to be greeted by his characteristically convivial generosity.

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Magdalene Odundo review a that pot's got my nose!
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:42:51 GMT
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Hepworth Wakefield
With their distended bellies and elongated necks, Odundoas spectacular ceramics evoke the human form a itas like meeting up with old friends

Esteemed ceramicist Magdalene Odundo has a soft spot for teapots. Not that she has ever made one, but she loves to collect them on her journeys around the globe. Two of these finds appear at the outset of The Journey of Things, her new exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield. For Odundo, teapots represent how ceramics are central to culture and community. From China to England, people gather around them to socialise. And yet, as these examples demonstrate, a traditional Chinese teapot with its dark exterior and weighty clay is very different from a Staffordshire stoneware iteration.

Under its little lid, a teapot encapsulates all the things Odundo loves about ceramics. They have an unusual form, they can be made using various techniques and materials and they are functional. But, above all, they are objects infused with centuries of tradition. These interests are the driving force behind the exhibition, which unites more than 50 of Odundoas works plus a large collection of ceramics, photographs, paintings, textiles and sculptures that have influenced her during her 40-year career. Although there are some important names attached to this show a Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Edgar Degas a it is the object itself that Odundo values. Many of the pieces are by unknown artists.

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Andrea Levy had to fight for a recognition she truly deserved | Gary Younge
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:32:43 GMT
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The author whose politics were rooted in anti-racism defined achievement on her own terms

One of the last times I visited Andrea Levy, who died on Thursday evening, she chuckled with some mischief while describing the coffin of banana leaf and bamboo she had just picked out for herself.

Andrea had been living with cancer for some time and for the past few years had accepted it would claim her life eventually. She talked about her impending death in a matter-of-fact way, right down to parking arrangements for the funeral. She had processed it and, with characteristic fortitude, decided she would rather live with what was coming than die from what she had. aWeare all going to die,a she told me. aItas just that Iave got a pretty good idea when Iam going to die and you donat.a

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White House press secretary says she was interviewed by special counsel - live
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:50:15 GMT
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Sarah Sanders said of her interview with Muelleras team: aI was happy to voluntarily sit down with thema

Special counsel Robert Mueller has said in a new court filing that investigators have executed search warrants on accounts used to afacilitate the transfer of stolen documents for releasea, including communications with Roger Stone, the presidentas longtime friend and adviser:

Mueller's office says in a new court filing that investigators executed search warrants on accounts used to "facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release" and several included communications with Roger Stone. pic.twitter.com/4JFGlxJjR4

Mueller's office says the charges against Roger Stone "are part of the same alleged criminal event or transaction" as the ones it filed against Russian intelligence officers for hacking Democratic political organizations. pic.twitter.com/5MWsyH2rdn

New filing from Mueller's office says, in the Russian hacker case, investigators executed search warrants on accounts used to "facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release" and found interactions with Roger Stone and Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks https://t.co/pVtNEgLYSo

Trumpas inaugural committee has now received a civil subpoena from the New Jersey attorney general:

NEW: Trump inaugural committee receives civil subpoena from New Jersey attorney general as questions grow about its $107 million dollars raised. https://t.co/eGjjCuwpze

The subpoena is the second such request the inaugural committee has received in as many weeks as scrutiny mounts over how it raised and spent $107 million on inaugural events.

The committee also received a sweeping request for documents issued by federal prosecutors in New York investigating whether foreign nationals illegally contributed to the inauguration.

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Revealed: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in 'vaccine controversies'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:59:43 GMT
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Social media platforms under pressure by US congressman to crack down on anti-vaccine propaganda, citing Guardian investigations

Facebook enables advertisers to promote content to nearly 900,000 people interested in avaccine controversiesa, the Guardian has found.

Other groups of people that advertisers can pay to reach on Facebook include those interested in aDr Tenpenny on Vaccinesa, which refers to anti-vaccine activist Sherri Tenpenny, and ainformed consenta, which is language that anti-vaccine propagandists have adopted to fight vaccination laws.

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Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:32:43 GMT
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  • Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievance with NFL
  • Parties have resolved grievances subject to confidentiality pact

The NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced on Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed the leagueas owners blackballed them because they had protested by kneeling during the pre-game playing of the national anthem.

Related: Did the NFL manage to silence Colin Kaepernick's protest at the Super Bowl?

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Jussie Smollett: two brothers arrested in connection with alleged attack
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:49:47 GMT
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Chicago police say they are questioning two apotential suspectsa, one of whom has worked on Empire

Chicago police say they are questioning two potential suspects, one of whom has worked on the Fox TV series Empire, in the ongoing investigation into an alleged hate attack on the black and gay star of the same show, Jussie Smollett.

Related: Jussie Smollett says he was assaulted because of his criticisms of Trump

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Aurora shooting: alleged gunman apprehended after at least one killed
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:17:07 GMT
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  • Four law enforcement officers and multiple civilians injured
  • Schools on asoft lockdowna after shooter reported at local business

At least one person was killed in a shooting in Aurora, Illinois which led to local schools being placed on lockdown, a spokesman for the Kane county coroner said on Friday.

School students were placed in asoft lockdowna early on Friday afternoon, after a shooter was reported at a local business.

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Amazon made an $11.2bn profit in 2018 but paid no federal tax
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:55:45 GMT
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Company is not paying a single cent in taxes for the second year in a row, due to various unspecified atax creditsa and executive stock options

Amazon has had a bad week but there is some comfort for the tech titan a it will not pay a single cent in income tax on the $11.2bn of profits it made last year.

The online shopping and tech giant scrapped plans to build a second headquarters in New York this week after a backlash over a proposed $3bn in taxpayer subsidies. Local politicians questioned why a company that made $1bn a month in the last three months of 2018 alone should be lured to New York with taxpayersa cash.

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Canada police rebuke public for complaining about late-night alert on murdered girl
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:13:53 GMT
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An emergency mobile phone alert about an abducted child resulted in a barrage of angry calls to police

Police in Canada have issued a rare rebuke to the public after a late-night emergency mobile phone alert about an abducted child prompted widespread complaints.

At 11.36pm on Thursday night, police in Ontario issued an amber alert for Riya Rajkumar, 11, after police feared the girlas father had kidnapped her.

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Portland police and far-right leader had friendly relationship, texts reveal
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:22:37 GMT
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Texts between Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer and Lt Jeff Niiya showed months of exchanges, including tactical information

Text messages between a Portland police bureau (PPB) officer and far-right leader Joey Gibson appear to show a warm and cooperative relationship and even exchanges of legal and tactical information.

Related: How armed leftwing and rightwing groups united against racism

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Republican Bill Weld announces he will take on Trump in 2020
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:17:47 GMT
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Ex-governor of Massachusetts says he has set up an exploratory committee to pursue the Republican presidential nomination

Donald Trump is facing a potential challenge in the 2020 primaries after Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, became the first rebel Republican to take on the president in a long shot bid to oust him.

Related: Which Republicans will take on Trump in 2020?

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What the pesticides in our urine tell us about organic food | Kendra Klein and Anna LappA(c)
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:02:07 GMT
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A study helps answer a question many of us ask when deciding whether to buy organic food: does it really make a difference?

When Andreina Febres, a mother of two living in Oakland, California, signed up for a study evaluating whether an organic diet could make a difference in the amount of pesticides found in her body, she didnat know what researchers would find. But her family, and the three others across the country that participated, would discover that they all had detectable levels of the pesticides being tracked. They would also discover that after only six days on an organic diet, every single person would see significant drops in those pesticides, including several linked to increased risk of autism, cancer, Parkinsonas, infertility, and other significant impacts on health.

aItas good to see that just after a week there was a dramatic drop,a Febres said after seeing the results. aI would love to get those pesticides out of my body and my familyas bodies.a

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Rambling Trump calls an emergency in speech that goes on and on and on
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:56:36 GMT
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Trumpas White House screed was him at his Trumpiest a the old man at the bar sounding off about the worldas ills

There was no martial music, no armed guards snapping to attention, no ominous threats of arrest or worse from an iron-willed authoritarian. When Donald Trump awarded himself emergency powers on Friday, it was with an all too familiar mix of falsehoods, fearmongering and shoutouts to his favourite rightwing broadcasters.

It may have left some observers wondering which is worse.

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Why The Favourite should win the best picture Oscar
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:49:00 GMT
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Yorgos Lanthimos upends expectations of a polite period drama with a wild, raucous, dark comedy filled with perversity, pettiness and pet rabbits

aC/Black Panther, Roma and more: read the rest of our best picture Oscar hustings

Rather like last yearas surprise best picture nominee Phantom Thread, The Favourite presents us with familiar prestige, an ornate, Oscar-friendly chocolate box, with fillings one might think easy to predict. On the surface, itas a tale of corseted conflict with a high-wattage cast, including previous Oscar winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, yet, as with Paul Thomas Andersonas deceptively devilish Daniel Day-Lewis drama, it boasts an unlikely puppet master.

Related: Why Roma should win the best picture Oscar

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Running is the hot new fitness trend a only now you pay for it
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:00:40 GMT
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Itas ClassPassas fastest growing category and Peloton is selling a $4,000 smart treadmill. How did it get so expensive to go for a jog?

ClassPass is a gym class subscription service that is basically like the Netflix of fad exercise trends. For a monthly fee you can arrange a series of one-time stints doing every imaginable workout: from pole dancing to hydrospinning.

So its recent announcement of the fastest-growing category on the platform in 2018 may surprise you: itas the boring old treadmill. Offerings like interval classes from the Mile-High Run Club and something called aTread an Sheda at Crunch Gym were particularly popular, but basically they all involve running indoors in a treadmill pack while an instructor intones mantras, shouts encouragement, and critiques your running form.

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US coastal businesses hit by everyday impact of climate change, study shows
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:00:06 GMT
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Annapolis is seeing seas rise at about twice the global rate, and flooding there foreshadows the problems other coastal communities can expect

When the parking lot in the bustling tourist zone of downtown Annapolis floods, the employees at Pipas Dock Street Dogs restaurant take off their socks and shoes, wrap their legs in trash bags and wade out into the water.

A lot of the time, itas not even raining. High tides intensified by sea-level rise are just pushing the water inland, overwhelming the drainage system.

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Research reveals over half of Australians follow women's sport
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:00:08 GMT
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Interest has risen by almost 50% thanks to an increase in TV coverage and more positive portrayals in the media

The W-League season comes to a head on Saturday with an eagerly-anticipated, star-studded grand final to be played in Sydney. A few hours after the trophy is lifted at Jubilee Stadium, a thrilling WNBL title-deciding series will also reach a conclusion. A third AFLW season is well under way and continues over the weekend, as does the womenas Australian Open golf tournament. Next week, Australiaas champion cricketers begin a three-match ODI series against New Zealandas women, while the second instalment of rugbyas Super W competition also gets underway.

Related: W-League grand final: time to rise above recent women's football furore| Richard Parkin

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'Amazon isn't bigger than New York': meet the man who killed the deal
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:10 GMT
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Michael Gianaris turned his outrage into leverage when he was appointed to an obscure state board a and soon after, the company called the project off

Amazon made plenty of enemies with its plans for a new headquarters in New York, but one of those foes played an outsized role in sending the tech giant packing.

Related: Amazon cancels plans for New York headquarters after fierce opposition

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How Taylor Swift showed us the scary future of facial recognition
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:00:40 GMT
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Surveillance at concerts is just the beginning, as fears grow around an unregulated, billion-dollar industry


Taylor Swift raised eyebrows late last year when Rolling Stone magazine revealed her security team had deployed facial recognition recognition technology during her Repudiation tour to root out stalkers. But the company contracted for the efforts uses its technology to provide much more than just security. ISM Connect also uses its smart screens to capture metrics for promotion and marketing.

Facial recognition, used for decades by law enforcement and militaries, is quickly becoming a commercial tool to help brands engage consumers. Swiftas tour is just the latest example of the growing privacy concerns around the largely unregulated, billion-dollar industry.

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How the US has hidden its empire
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:11 GMT
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The United States likes to think of itself as a republic, but it holds territories all over the world a the map you always see doesnat tell the whole story. By Daniel Immerwahr

There arenat many historical episodes more firmly lodged in the United Statesas national memory than the attack on Pearl Harbor. It is one of only a few events that many people in the country can put a date to: 7 December 1941, the adate which will live in infamy,a as Franklin D Roosevelt put it. Hundreds of books have been written about it a the Library of Congress holds more than 350. And Hollywood has made movies, from the critically acclaimed From Here to Eternity, starring Burt Lancaster, to the critically derided Pearl Harbor, starring Ben Affleck.

But what those films donat show is what happened next. Nine hours after Japan attacked the territory of Hawaii, another set of Japanese planes came into view over another US territory, the Philippines. As at Pearl Harbor, they dropped their bombs, hitting several air bases, to devastating effect.

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Declaring a national emergency over the wall? This won't end well for Trump | Walter Shapiro
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:29:15 GMT
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At every moment of this ersatz crisis, Trump would be shedding political support like dandruff

With three Atlantic City bankruptcies to his credit, Donald Trump has demonstrated a shaky grasp of the casino industry. But even Trump, the business blunderer, should know that a gambler on a losing streak should quit before he pawns the gold watch that he inherited from his father.

But when it comes to immigration and his Ego Wall, Trump never tires of the losing.

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How California became the leader of the resistance against Trump | Raphael J Sonenshein
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:55:45 GMT
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Before they became Trumpas nemesis, Californiaas empowered Democrats acted as wing support to the Obama administration

The era in American politics dominated by Donald Trump truly began in November 2008 with the election of Barack Obama. Obamaas historic victory generated Republican fear of an extinction event through demographic change and a younger, more diverse Democratic coalition with the potential to hold a durable popular majority. The Trump phenomenon was in large part a reaction to that perceived threat. Even after the shock of Trumpas victory, a massive resistance formed first in marches, and in grass roots organizing, and then in the efforts of progressive states. Whoas leading the pack? Undoubtedly, California.

California has long operated as a laboratory for progressive causes: Before they became Trumpas nemesis, Californiaas empowered Democrats acted as wing support to the Obama administration, testing out strategies too bold for the harsh constraints that Obama faced in DC, where a Republican Congress fought him at every turn.

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Parenting in Manhattan is a Darwinian struggle | Emma Brockes
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:10 GMT
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A slew of new books treats child-raising like another branch of economics that only the fittest will survive

Should we raise children the way we run businesses? I say we, though I have no idea how to run a business. Yet the number of books on the market that discuss parenting in terms one might use to discuss maximising an investment a to approach oneas child as one might any other product launch a is simultaneously completely depressing and almost impossible to resist. Why wouldnat one want to turn out successful children? On the other hand: stuffing them from the age of three with skills best suited to careers in corporate law is surely an expensive and self-defeating insanity.

In a new book, Love, Money and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids, two economists try to untangle the long-term impact of what has come to be known as ahelicopter parentinga a the high-investment, high-involvement approach that, on the evidence of the book, increases test scores and the likelihood of kids graduating from college, even as other data suggests it stresses kids out.

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Measles is on the rise. But telling anti-vaxxers theyare stupid wonat fix it | Ellie Mae OaHagan
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:45:08 GMT
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Simply telling people they are ignorant has failed. We need to find a better way to communicate

After reading the news that cases of measles have soared by 50% in the last year, I recalled the first time I heard an anti-vaccination conspiracy theory. It wasnat from a member of Donald Trumpas administration, or part of a frenetic, grammatically challenged Facebook post a it was from a classmate when I was at school. Her family wasnat waging a crusade against medical science: they simply gave credence to disgraced former doctor Andrew Wakefieldas study that wrongly asserted a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Back then, the study had not yet been discredited.

One only has to stray into anti-vaxxer internet forums for a few minutes to see that theyare stuffed with conspiracy theorists, opportunists, reactionaries, and a worst of all a hubristic idiots. This is the vanguard of the anti-vaxxer movement. But behind that vanguard are a lot of concerned parents who are being convinced of wild and dangerous ideas because we a and by we, I mean those of us who recognise the incontrovertible fact that vaccines are essential a arenat talking to them properly. A number of the anti-vaxxer vanguard may have started life as concerned parents, but have gradually sunk into increasingly extreme positions because the only communication theyare getting from the other side is that theyare foolish and irresponsible. Almost every week the internet produces another diatribe against anti-vaxxers, or a listicle of their ahorrifyingly stupida social media posts.

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Did air pollution kill nine-year-old Ella?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:00:06 GMT
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This Friday marks six years since Ella Kissi-Debrahas death, which her mother believes was partly caused by air pollution. Plus: 15-year-old George Bond explains why he is going on todayas school climate strike

Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25 metres (82ft) from the heavily polluted South Circular Road in Lewisham, London. She died in February 2013 at the age of nine after three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for asthma attacks. Until the end of 2010, Ella had been in good health. An expert last year linked her death to the dangerously high levels of pollution from diesel traffic that breached legal limits.

Anushka Asthana talks to Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, Ellaas mother, about her fight to reopen the inquest so that air pollution can be recognised as a contributing factor to her death. Asthana also talks to Jocelyn Cockburn, the lawyer who represents Kissi-Debrah. Cockburn hopes an inquest will provide a better understanding of whether Ellaas death was avoidable and force the government and other bodies to account for their inaction over air pollution.

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High Flying Bird shows athletes are more powerless and powerful than they know
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:30:49 GMT
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Steven Soderberghas basketball drama probes the fraying covenant between white power brokers and their mostly black labor force

Steven Soderberghas High Flying Bird, written by the playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and available for streaming on Netflix, is the finest movie ever made about the business of professional sports, not for the answers it purports to give about a billion-dollar industry charged by undercurrents of race and politics but the questions it asks.

Related: High Flying Bird review a Soderbergh scales new heights on Netflix

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Sportswashing and the tangled web of Europe's biggest clubs
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:52:07 GMT
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Governments wield power over many Champions League clubs and the ties that bind owners, sponsors and Uefa are striking

The game is about glory, a wise man once said. For many years it has been about money, too. Right now an updated version of Danny Blanchfloweras famous quote would point out something else: that the game is also about politics and placement, about soft power, about presenting a face to the world.

As the Champions League knockout stage kicks in, this element of Big Football is primed once again to take the main stage, the executive arm of a sport that has never looked so tangled.

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Sports quiz of the week: managers, money, metal medals and monikers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:15:22 GMT
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Who defied his age? Who scored quickly? Who made a packet?

Matt Kuchar earned $1.3m in prize money for his victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. How much did the golfer pay his caddie?

$5,000

$130,000

$300,000

$1.3m

Why does Anthony Joshuaas next opponent, Jarrell Miller, go by the nickname aBig Babya?

He takes a cuddly toy with him wherever he goes

He weighed 10 pounds at birth

His first opponent called him that before the opening bell a and was quickly knocked out

He lost a bet

Joshua is fighting Miller on 1 June. Which other sporting event is taking place that night?

The last game of the Six Nations

The Cricket World Cup final

The menas singles final at Wimbledon

The Champions League final

Who scored a hat-trick in 30 minutes this week?

Sergio AgA1/4ero

Eden Hazard

Roberto Firmino

Jonny May

Paul Scholes made his managerial debut this week. Which footballer announced his retirement on the day Scholes made his playing debut way back in 1994?

Bryan Robson

Gary Lineker

Diego Maradona

Glenn Hoddle

Gordon Banks, who died this week aged 81, is most famous for winning the World Cup with England in 1966. In which country did he play his last game as a professional footballer in 1977?

Republic of Ireland

Egypt

Canada

Uruguay

Declan Rice says he wants to play for the England football team. Why has his decision gone down badly with some Irish supporters?

He grew up in Northern Ireland and played for their Under-21 team

He was born in the Republic of Ireland

He has already played three matches for the Republic of Ireland

He was in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016 but didn't play

The organisers of next yearas Olympics in Tokyo say the medals will be made froma|

Metals mined from below the stadium in Tokyo

Old phones and computers

Shipwrecks found off the Japanese coast

Metal found in the Acropolis in Athens

Where is the best team in the southern hemisphere meeting the best team in the northern hemisphere this weekend?

Wellington

Wichita

Wigan

Winnipeg

Matthijs de Ligt captained Ajax against Real Madrid this week in the Champions League. What is remarkable about that?

He only made his debut in August

He has already signed to play for Real Madrid next season

He is still a teenager

His brother captained the team in their previous match

1 and above.

Nine wrong answers in a multiple-choice format. Impressive

2 and above.

Eight wrong answers in a multiple-choice format. Impressive

3 and above.

Chin up. There's always next week

4 and above.

Chin up. There's always next week

5 and above.

That's a fine score. Well played

6 and above.

That's a fine score. Well played

7 and above.

That's a fine score. Well played.

8 and above.

That's a super score. Well played

9 and above.

You star. Have a great weekend

0 and above.

Ten wrong answers in a multiple-choice format. Impressive

10 and above.

You legend. Have a great weekend

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FBI investigating Ryan Adams' explicit texts to underage fan
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:48:10 GMT
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The bureauas Crimes Against Children Squad has taken first steps to open criminal investigation into Adamsa sexually explicit messages with a teenage girl

The FBI is investigating whether the musician Ryan Adams committed a crime by engaging in sexually explicit communications with an underage fan, a law enforcement official has told the New York Times.

On Wednesday the New York Times reported that Adams sent more than 3,000 text messages to the girl over a nine-month period starting in late 2014, when she was 15 years old. The messages included explicit photographs. The girl, named only as Ava, told the paper that Adams also exposed himself during phone sex sessions on Skype.

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Stephen Colbert: 'Did someone reset Trump to factory settings?'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:00:00 GMT
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Late-night hosts responded to an impending national emergency and examined gun legislation in the year since Parkland

Late-night hosts processed the national emergency and the year since Parkland.

Related: Samantha Bee: Fox News 'soiling themselves over the Green New Deal'

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The Oscars' love affair with monochrome is not black and white
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:11 GMT
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If Alfonso CuarA3nas Roma lifts the best picture award, it will follow in the footsteps of The Artist, Schindleras List and others, but black-and-white films are not always what they seem

If Roma takes home the best picture Oscar in nine daysa time, it will be only eight years since another black-and-white film achieved the same feat a The Artist in 2012. aI wanted to do a modern film that looks into the past,a Alfonso CuarA3n, Romaas writer, director and cinematographer told Emmanuel Lubezki, Oscar-winning director of photography on CuarA3nas Gravity. aItas not a vintage black and white. Itas a contemporary black and white. Black and white was part of the DNA of the film.a

Roma was filmed in colour and converted to black and white in post-production, with the tonal values manipulated to achieve the desired look. This is how most black and white films are made now, though Alexander Payne, whose Nebraska was nominated for best film and cinematography in 2014, was pressured by his distributors into making a colour version as well as his preferred black and white one, for TV outlets. aI hope no one ever sees it,a he said. aSomething about the screenplay, the austerity of it, the austerity of the people and the landscapes it would evoke just felt black and white to me.a

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Oscar-nominated songs reviewed: All the Stars, Shallow, The Place Where Lost Things Go
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:00:43 GMT
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Kendrick Lamar and SZA phone it in but Gaga & Cooper blow the cynicism away

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Florida Georgia Line: Can't Say I Ain't Country review a bro diddly-squat
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:30:12 GMT
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(Big Machine)

American duo Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbardas fourth album kicks off with a skit and a song that both reject any suggestion that the pair are not really country. aYou can say Iam a redneck, you can say you donat like my truck,a they sing, abut you canat say Iam not country.a Itas an unusually defensive way of beginning what will almost certainly be another massive-selling record, but perhaps such accusations have got under their skin. Theyare leading lights of so-called abro countrya, a hugely successful yet maligned sub-genre in which songs about partying, drinking and romancing, with elements of rock and hip-hop production, are sung by brawny, gym-honed, tattooed men in trucks. Bro country acts have been spoofed by Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye and FGL themselves dubbed it adouchebag musica, which didnat stop the duoas Nelly-remixed Cruise becoming the biggest-selling digital country single ever.

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Toxic black snow covers streets in Siberia - video
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:20:15 GMT
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Residents of a coalmining region in Siberia have been posting online videos showing entire streets and districts covered in toxic black snow that critics say highlight a man-made ecological catastrophe in which British industry is compliant.

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Pelosi slams Trump's national emergency over border wall a video
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:33:49 GMT
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Responding to Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall with Mexico, House speaker Nancy Pelosi says he is setting a precedent that should be met with 'great unease and dismay' and the Democrats are considering making a legal challenge. 'You want to talk about a national emergency? Letas talk about today,' Pelosi adds, noting that it is the first anniversary of the massacre at Florida'sMarjory Stoneman Douglas high school, in which 17 people died


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Trump: Shinzo Abe nominated me for Nobel peace prize
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:22:47 GMT
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US president claims Japanese president put his name forward after he opened dialogue with North Koreaas Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump has said Japanas prime minister nominated him for the Nobel peace prize for his work to open up a dialogue with North Korea. At a White House event to discuss his proposed border wall, Trump spoke about his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.

The president said early exchanges with Kim were filled with afire and furya, but since their first meeting last year, the two had established a good relationship. He said Shinzo Abe agave me the most beautiful copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel prize.

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Roger Stone case: judge issues gag order for both sides
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:41:24 GMT
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Both sides ordered to refrain from making statements to the media or the public that could prejudice the case

A federal judge has issued a gag order in the criminal case of Roger Stone, a long-time confidant of Donald Trump.

US district judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday ordered both sides to refrain from making statements to the media or the public that could prejudice the case.

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9/11 fund to cut payments to sick survivors by at least 50%
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:27:14 GMT
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Fund only has $2.4bn to pay 19,000 claims, plus thousands more expected to file before it closes at the end of 2020

Sick first responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will see payments slashed dramatically as the fund to compensate them runs out of money, officials said Friday.

Related: September 11: nearly 10,000 people affected by 'cesspool of cancer'

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'Invisible epidemic': progress against HIV leaves young Latino men behind
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:37:23 GMT
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As new diagnoses decrease in the country as a whole, the story is different for individual communities

Hector was working hard in class to please his immigrant parents when the 17-year-old was struck down with a fever.

Unable to keep food or liquids down, he spent two weeks on the couch of his family home in the Bronx. It took several doctors and numerous tests before blood work indicated he had HIV. His viral load had soared to near-fatal levels.

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Fired for not smiling enough? US fast-food workers fight unfair dismissals
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:00:41 GMT
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New York bill that could apply in other states would give workers stronger protections if theyave been fired unjustly

Itas easy to get fired in fast food. According to a recent report, one fast-food worker said she was fired because her nails were too long; another because she said she didnat smile enough. That might be about to change.

In a first-in-the-nation effort, a city council member in New York moved on Wednesday to make the cityas 60,000 fast-food jobs a lot less precarious a introducing legislation that would prohibit fast-food restaurants from terminating employees except for ajust causea.

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El Salvador supreme court overturns 30-year sentence for a teen rape victim
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:31:54 GMT
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Evelyn BeatrAz HernA!ndez Cruz, 19, was found guilty in July 2017 of aggravated homicide after having a stillbirth

El Salvadoras supreme court has overturned a 30-year sentence for a teenage rape victim who was convicted of aggravated homicide after having a stillbirth.

Related: El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth

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Toxic black snow covers Siberian coalmining region
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:54:18 GMT
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Activists say apost-apocalyptica scenes in Kuzbass highlight manmade ecological disaster

Residents of a coalmining region in Siberia have been posting videos online showing entire streets and districts covered in toxic black snow that critics say highlight a manmade ecological catastrophe.

In one video, filmed in Kiselyovsk, a town in the Kuzbass region, a woman drives past mounds of coal-coloured snow stretching to the horizon, covering a childrenas playground and the courtyards of residential buildings. The scenes in the footage were described as apost-apocalyptica by Russian media.

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French media in crisis as they face their own #MeToo moment
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:07:11 GMT
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The scale of online abuse by aboysa cluba Ligue du Lol has sent shockwaves through society

Florence Desruol was a freelance consultant living in Lyon when the attacks began in 2009. Hundreds of abusive messages were posted online, a false account was created in her name, and her head was Photoshopped on to pornograph images and published.

aI was called a slut, a whore, my face was grafted on to a picture of a naked woman having sex a it was all designed to humiliate and silence me,a she said.

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Vogue Brazil director resigns over birthday photos evoking slavery
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:11 GMT
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Images show Donata Meirelles, who is white, sitting on a throne-like seat flanked by four black women dressed in white

The fashion director of the Brazilian edition of Vogue has resigned after photos from her 50th birthday party drew criticism for evoking colonial depictions of slavery.

Images from the party showed Donata Meirelles, who is white, sitting on a throne-like seat flanked by four black women dressed in white at the celebration in Bahia, the Brazilian state with the largest black population.

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Venezuela: Juan GuaidA3 denies bid to unseat Maduro has failed
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:14:58 GMT
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Opposition leader says he believes movement for change in the country is irreversible

The Venezuelan opposition leader spearheading efforts to unseat NicolA!s Maduro has rejected his rivalas claim that his campaign has failed but admitted the atricklea of military defections to his side had so far been insufficient to force change.

In an interview with the Guardian, Juan GuaidA3 a now recognised as Venezuelaas legitimate interim president by more than 50 governments a insisted his countryas march into a new political era was unstoppable and Maduroas acruel dictatorshipa doomed.

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Nigerians set to go to polls in referendum on Buhari's first term
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:23:48 GMT
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Concerns raised over registration data on eve of vote in corruption-plagued country

Voters in Nigeria, Africaas biggest country by population, go to the polls on Saturday to choose between the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, his main rival, Atiku Abubakar and more than 70 other candidates.

Saturdayas election is seen as a referendum on Buharias first term, which has been marred by his prolonged absence due to illness, a weak economy, and the governmentas failure to effectively tackle corruption and insecurity.

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Barnier: May's Brexit strategy has failed after latest Commons defeat
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:56:17 GMT
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Mood in Brussels hardens amid growing doubts that PM that can get her deal voted through

Theresa May will face a wall of resistance when she returns to Brussels next week as the EUas chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, declared her Brexit strategy had afaileda after another parliamentary defeat inflicted by hardline Eurosceptics.

May will insist to EU chiefs that her defeat in parliament on Thursday does not change her belief that her Brexit deal can still achieve a majority a as long as there are changes to the backstop.

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Vatican envoy faces inquiry into sexual assault claims
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:11:10 GMT
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Paris police to look into allegations Luigi Ventura molested city hall employee

The Vaticanas envoy to France is under investigation for sexual assault after being accused of molesting an official at the Paris mayoras office.

The envoy, 74-year-old Luigi Ventura, has been based in Paris since 2009 and serves as a diplomat for Pope Francis.

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Pop, Prince and Black Panthers: the glorious life of Chaka Khan
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:08 GMT
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The self-described aalpha chicka has weathered addiction, dodgy managers and the death of Prince to remain as funky as ever. She describes how she went from gun-toting activist to teetotal vegan

Chaka Khan has a question. aWhatas that TV show, where itas just families sitting down and looking at the TV? Chat Box?a Gogglebox? She claps her hands delightedly. aGogglebox a oh, I love that! And that quiz programme where the enforcer comes on and itas like a big black guy, or a big woman.a

Erm, The Chase? With Bradley Walsh? She nods. aSo good. I like funny shit.a

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Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can't humans see the writing on the wall?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:00:41 GMT
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People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences a and Floridaas coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call

I stood behind a worn shopping center outside of Crystal Springs, Florida, looking for the refuge where a hundred manatees were gathered for winter. I found them clustered in the emerald-colored spring, trying to enjoy a wedge of sunlight and avoid the hordes of people like me, boxing them in on kayaks and tour boats, leering over wooden decks. The nearby canals were lined with expensive homes and docks with jetskis. One manatee breached the water for a breath, and I could see the propeller scar on its back.

Related: Why people in the US south stay put in the face of climate change

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'I know what it feels like to be hunted': Brigitte Bardot on life in the spotlight
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:19:22 GMT
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Actor reflects on her despair at human nature and how animals have brought her peace

She was the ultimate screen goddess, who gave it all up, dedicating herself to protecting animals for the past 46 years. Now, in a forthcoming memoir, Brigitte Bardot laments the destructive nature of celebrity, saying it suffocated her and robbed her of the ability to go anywhere without being approached by strangers, some of whom wanted to embrace and touch her.

aI know what it feels like to be hunted,a she says.

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I was raped. I donat know whether to tell my boyfriend
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:00:01 GMT
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The responsibility for this lies with the perpetrator alone, says Annalisa Barbieri. You are not to blame: he is

I was raped by someone I thought was a friend, and am scared that if I tell my partner he will think Iave cheated or it was my fault.

I had gone for drinks at a friendas house and fell asleep in the spare room. I woke up and someone was in the bed. It was dark and I couldnat see who it was. He had taken off my jeans and put himself inside me. I pushed him away, but he did it again. I hit him and got out of there as quickly as I could. He tried to say sorry and I knew then who it was.

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Lorena review a she cut off her husband's penis, but who was the real victim?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:12 GMT
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It was the member-maiming heard around the world, but in 1993 there was little interest in why Lorena Bobbitt did what she did. This documentary tells her side of the story

The emergency service men, one nurse recalls, all sat with their legs crossed protectively. aWe,a she added, of all the women involved at the hospital, awere thinking: aWhat did he do to make her do something like that?aa He was John Wayne Bobbitt, she was his wife, Lorena Bobbitt, and the something she did was cut off his penis while he slept, drive away with it and fling it out of the car window somewhere down the road. One of the emergency men found it, another picked it up and they put it on ice (in a hotdog bag, because life has greater temerity than any fiction writer) and drove it and the mutilated man to the hospital.

Related: Severed penis spectacle arouses US passions at Lorena Bobbitt's trial- archive, 1994

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How Brexit revealed four new political factions
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:57:33 GMT
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Analysis of Commons voting patterns shows how Europhobe and Europhile rebels from both main parties are forming new parliamentary blocs

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China's most popular app brings Xi Jinping to your pocket
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:17:13 GMT
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Appas amazing take-up is not entirely due to merit, the government has ordered members of the party download it

An app produced by the Chinese government has become the most popular in the country, rocketing up through the charts with a little help from the Chinese Communist Party.

The appas name aStudy (Xi) Strong Countrya, is a pun a Xuexi being the word for astudya but also containing the presidentas name, suggesting users are to astudy Xia.

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Antisemitism rising sharply across Europe, latest figures show
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:00:07 GMT
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France reports 74% rise in offences against Jews and Germany records 60% surge in violent attacks

Antisemitism is rising sharply across Europe, experts have said, as France reported a 74% increase in the number of offences against Jews last year and Germany said the number of violent antisemitic attacks had surged by more than 60%.

Related: Hungary tells UK Jewish group to 'mind its own business' over antisemitism

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Asai designer A Sai Ta: 'Everyone said I looked like an old art teacher'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:11 GMT
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At a preview for his first standalone London Fashion Week show, Ta reveals how his background in retail has served him well

Designer A Sai Ta has achieved cult acclaim for his use of Asian iconography at his brand Asai a Hot Wok tops, nunchuck handbags, clothes packaged in takeaway boxes a but for his first standalone show on the London Fashion Week schedule this weekend, the British-Chinese-Vietnamese designer did not want to play to type. aI feel like itas important for a young brand at an early stage to show that they can do more than just what theyare known for,a he says.

Ta previously showed with the nonprofit designer showcasing scheme Fashion East at London Fashion Week in February 2017, alongside Charlotte Knowles and Supriya Lele. But where earlier collections tended towards statement pieces, a preview of his AW19 offering demonstrated Taas desire to create aa wardrobe of clothinga: double-breasted jackets, tailored trousers and peasant dresses in autumnal wools and heritage fabrics were overlaid with mud-evoking gold foil. There is a stronger focus on cut, layering and proportion that Ta traces back to his earliest days at Central St Martins. aWhen I was 20 until maybe 25, all I wore was womenas clothes,a he says. aEveryone used to say I looked like an old art teacher a| smocks, and loose trousers, things like that. I always thought it was a lot more attractive seeing a woman all wrapped up.a

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Gunman opens fire at Illinois factory injuring 'multiple people' including four police officers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:49:55 GMT
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Pep Guardiola's warning to Man City players: Fail Newport test and you are dropped
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:31:27 GMT
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Striker worry for Steven Gerrard ahead of Rangers' St Johnstone clash
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:30:00 GMT
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Bristol City close in on 10-win streak as most in-form team in England attempt to reach FA Cup quarter-final
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:30:00 GMT
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AFC Wimbledon midfielder Scott Wagstaff says 'it better not rain' after dyeing his beard for FA Cup tie
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:30:00 GMT
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AFC Wimbledon's Anthony Wordsworth and his crystal stones routine: 'The lads hope they'll help us score more goals'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:30:00 GMT
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Why Donald Trump is making the border wall the main issue for the 2020 election
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:23:51 GMT
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Exeter pensioners: suspect charged with murders is polo-playing former public schoolboy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:13:40 GMT
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Watford take first FA Cup quarter-final spot as QPR rue missed chances
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:04:02 GMT
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Smart meter roll out set for severe delays as energy firms told to slow down installations
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:00:00 GMT
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Reece Prescod says 'smart decision-making' the reason behind skipping European Indoor ChampionshipsA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:00:00 GMT
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Justice Department discussed forcing Donald Trump out of office, former FBI chief admits
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:38:15 GMT
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Jordan Spieth finally has luck on his side to help him to opening day lead at Genesis OpenA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:35:27 GMT
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Home Office fundingA top London mental health clinic to treat returning jihadists and their children
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:30:00 GMT
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Poppi Worthington's father received APS25k in legal aid to fight inquest
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:00:00 GMT
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Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid reach settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:54:40 GMT
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'Death' bowler Tom Curran aiming at batsmen's toes and a World Cup call-up with England
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:35:48 GMT
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Thousands of children stage school walk out to protest climate change
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:11:42 GMT
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Rapper boyfriend of actor John Michie's daughter blames parents for not helping her, court hears
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:27:05 GMT
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Democrats vow to fight Donald Trump's 'unlawful' national emergency as he reveals $8bn border wall plan
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:19:47 GMT
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Zak Hardaker hoping to repay Wigan's show of faith by upsetting Sydney Roosters in World Club Challenge
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:14:28 GMT
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Game shooting parties are not too noisy, judge rules
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:59:28 GMT
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Modi says Pakistan will pay 'huge price' for Kashmir bombing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:50:47 GMT
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Newport County's FA Cup run symbolic of a club and city emerging from the shadows
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:28:25 GMT
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Donald Trump in 'very good health overall' despite being technically obese, his doctor says
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:20:13 GMT
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Sex toy sales director sacked afterA changing company's .org domainA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:19:59 GMT
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Prison nurse accused of stalking inmate after he ended secret relationshipA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:15:32 GMT
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Britain's feudal leasehold system is killing the dream of homeownership
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:06:47 GMT
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Chris Smalling interview: 'The feel-good factor is back at Manchester United'A
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:00:00 GMT
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Ascot preview: Plenty of Cheltenham Festival clues on nine-race card
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:00:00 GMT
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Wolves secure new deals for Conor Coady and Matt Doherty
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:00:00 GMT
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Video dispatch: Inside the Syrian 'Camp of Death' holding thousands of foreign women and children
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:35:53 GMT
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Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for half term)
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT
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Belgian intelligence officer suspected of leaking secrets to Russia
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:27:41 GMT
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Wargroove review: An ambitious Advance Wars tribute that's aA little rough around the edges
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:07:33 GMT
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France plans to impose stricter regulations on social media platforms
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:15:10 GMT
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Far Cry: New Dawn review: Ubisoft's colourful post-apocalyptic adventure is an uneven experiment
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:14:24 GMT
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Do you have ski-face? We've got 7 beauty secrets for saving your skin from ageing on the slopesA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT
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Galaxy X folding phone rumours: Can Samsung pull off a smartphone that transforms into a tablet?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:13:53 GMT
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Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus: 2019 release date, price, features and latest news and rumoursA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:13:47 GMT
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Gary Cahill, made to feel a 'ghost' by Maurizio Sarri, surprised not to travel with team to Malmo
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:35:25 GMT
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How much exercise do you need to burn off your favourite treats?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:03:14 GMT
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For your eyes only a what the head of MI6 is thinking
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:49:31 GMT
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The latest branded content from Spark
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:30:00 GMT
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Putin injures finger during judo sparring but plays hockey with Belarus leader anyway
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:59:25 GMT
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Chelsea and Malmo charged by Uefa after supporter unrest in Europa League match
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:40:39 GMT
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Neneh Cherry, Roundhouse, review: a night when the new songs trounced the oldA
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:29:54 GMT
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Colorado jogger who choked mountain lion to death recounts 'fight for survival'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:25:12 GMT
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aTable for one, pleasea a the rise and rise of the solo diner
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:53:00 GMT
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Pressure grows on Whitehall committee to review Sir Philip Green's knighthood
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:23:32 GMT
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Climate change strike: Traffic outside Parliament at standstill as students take day off school to protest
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:07:43 GMT
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Why this spring is the time for Rembrandt fans to visit Amsterdam
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:15:06 GMT
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Criminal Minds' star fires back after ex-manager accuses her of 'piggybacking' on #MeToo
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:17:56 -0500
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"Criminal Minds" star A.J. Cook is suing her ex manger for failing to tell her about sexual misconduct allegations against him.


Jussie Smollett case: Police arrest two suspects on 'probable cause,' address hoax rumors
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:10:39 -0500
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Chicago police have arrested two men they previously identified as "potential suspects" for the Jan. 29 attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.


R. Kelly scandal: Gloria Allred says teen depicted on reported sex tape may be her client
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:10:21 -0500
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Attorney Gloria Allred is worried that teen girl in new R.Kelly "sex tape" may be her client. She's upset tape was shared with media and others.


Pink got 13 stitches after slashing husband Carey Hart's tires at 'stressful' Thanksgiving
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:09:59 -0500
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"My hand just went straight down the knife," Pink told Ellen DeGeneres of the injury she got from slashing husband Carey Hart's tires.


'She's flipping plates': 911 calls detail Miranda Lambert's reported fight at steakhouse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:30:25 -0500
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A caller said Miranda Lambert was in Nashville's Stoney River steakhouse with her mother and a man before the incident broke out; salads were dumped.


Rebel Wilson reveals she got a concussion while filming 'Isn't It Romantic?'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:00:49 -0500
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Rebel Wilson suffered a head injury, as well as a few broken toenails, while filming her new anti-rom-com "Isn't It Romantic?," she told People.


Ben Affleck explains why he's done with Batman: 'I couldn't crack it'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:34:33 -0500
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Appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel," the 46-year-old actor explained why he was hanging up his superhero suit after playing Bruce Wayne in several films.


Courteney Cox's 'hard time' with aging resulted in a face of fillers she didn't recognize
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:42:50 -0500
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Courteney Cox said of going too far with fillers: "I didn't realize it until one day I... went, 'Oh (expletive). I don't look like myself."


Are Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom engaged? See her massive ring and Instagram post
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:42:29 -0500
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"full bloom," Katy Perry captioned an Instagram post in which she showed off a sparkly bauble. "Lifetimes" Orlando Bloom captioned the same pic.


Why Chrissy Teigen and the rest of Twitter roasted Kim Kardashian West on Valentine's Day
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:44:03 -0500
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Kim Kardashian West shared Kanye's Valentine's Day surprise on social media Thursday, featuring star saxophonist Kenny G in her house.


21 Savage gives first interview since his arrest 21 Savage gives first interview since his arrest
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:41:55 -0500
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Rapper 21 Savage gave his first interview to ABC's "Good Morning America" after he was detained by ICE for overstaying his visa.


Day in celebrities
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:57:00 -0500
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Andrea Levy, bestselling British author, dead at 62 from cancer
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:45:33 -0500
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One of the first black British authors to achieve both critical and commercial success, Levy was best known for her novel "Small Island."


Tommy Lee celebrates Valentine's Day by marrying social media star Brittany Furlan
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:39:35 -0500
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Tommy Lee's Valentine's Day gift surely beat chocolates and teddy bears. The Motley Crue drummergot married to social media star Brittany Furlan.


'Please Me': Cardi B, Bruno Mars get steamy with new song
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:45:47 -0500
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"Please Me" is the first release of 2019 for both Cardi B and Bruno Mars.


Miley Cyrus marks Valentine's Day by sharing photos from wedding to Liam Hemsworth
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:36:08 -0500
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Miley Cyrus marked Valentine's Day by offering up a handful of new pics from her wedding to Liam Hemsworth.


'Fresh Prince' star Alfonso Ribeiro can't copyright 'Carlton' moves, feds say
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:25:10 -0500
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"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the "Carlton" dance, which he's suing two videogame makers over.


21 Savage says he was 'definitely targeted' by ICE in first interview since arrest
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:43:48 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The rapper spoke to "Good Morning America" Friday for his first interview since his arrest.


Nick Cannon calls out Jimmy Fallon, Kimmel and Sarah Silverman for past use of blackface
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:21:00 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The "Wild 'n Out" host posted a string of messages to Instagram calling out comedians and fashion companies for their use of blackface.


'Bachelor' Colton Underwood says he was groped at a charity event: I'm not a 'zoo animal'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:20:44 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Colton Underwood took to Instagram to apologize to fans for making a hasty exit after his personal space was violated at an event for his Legacy Foundation.


Charlotte Rampling honored in Berlin
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:11:13 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Charlotte Rampling was presented with an honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for her work in movies. (Feb. 15)


Jussie Smollett recounts violent attack on 'GMA': I saw the rope 'and I started screaming'
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:48:05 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Jussie Smollett, the 'Empire' star who was attacked in a "possible hate crime" Jan. 29 in Chicago, talked to "GMA" about the incident.


'Every remedy available': Here's what Democrats vow to do to rebuff Trump's national emergency order on the border wall
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:35:47 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Democratic leaders vowed to use "every remedy available" to stop President Trump's national emergency order to get more funding for a border wall.


Suspect in Aurora, Illinois, shooting apprehended: Here's what we know now
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:19:31 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
A shooting suspect in Aurora, Illinois, has been apprehended after an active shooter situation Friday afternoon. Here's what we know now.


Opinion: Colin Kaepernick proves to be a winner again with settlement with NFL
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:44:24 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
In settling with Colin Kaepernick, the NFL avoided a potentially ugly legal case. But the league still has plenty left to answer for.


School boys ‘wanted every young lady to feel special.’ So they gave them all Valentine’s Day flowers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:01:31 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Three boys made sure Valentine's Day was special for every girl at Summit Trail Middle School in Olathe, Kansas. They gave out more than 300 pink carnations.


White House Press Secretary says she was interviewed by investigators working for Robert Mueller
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:03:31 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The White House press secretary is among a series of people linked to President Donald Trump who have been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller.


'She's flipping plates': 911 calls detail Miranda Lambert's reported fight at steakhouse
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:30:25 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
A caller said Miranda Lambert was in Nashville's Stoney River steakhouse with her mother and a man before the incident broke out; salads were dumped.


More rain, snow expected in storm-battered California, following days of mudslides and floods
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:47:44 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Californians were in clean-up mode Friday as the state slowly recovers from an onslaught of rain, wind and snow, which brought widespread flooding and mudslides.


Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods set for Round 1 of Genesis Open after delay
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:23:13 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
After play was delayed on Thursday, Tiger Woods hits the course for the first time at the Genesis Open on Friday.


Follow the money: How President Trump's national emergency will pay for a border wall
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:13:22 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
President Trump will use a national emergency and other measures to tap $8 billion from the budget for his controversial border wall.


Jussie Smollett case: Police arrest two suspects on 'probable cause,' address hoax rumors
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:10:39 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Chicago police have arrested two men they previously identified as "potential suspects" for the Jan. 29 attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.


What is an El Niño, and what effects will this climate pattern have on spring weather?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:36:52 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
El Nino, the infamous climate pattern, has reappeared. How will it impact our weather this spring? What is La Nina? Oh, and what about global warming?


Supreme Court will rule on Trump administration's effort to add question on citizenship to 2020 Census
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:34:45 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Trump administration's controversial effort to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census will be decided by the Supreme Court.


For retailers who say "no cash,'' Philadelphia says no dice: bill bans cards only
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:07:49 -0500
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Philadelphia's city council voted to require most local businesses to accept cash as payment, pushing back on a growing trend that asks for cards only


During a school lockdown, 7-year-old writes note on her arm in case she dies
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:11:52 -0500
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A second-grader wrote a chilling note to her parents on her arm during school lockdown.


Avril Lavigne has a new boyfriend but is still 'really close' with her ex-husbands
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:27:51 -0500
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'Head Above Water' singer Avril Lavigne has found new love but still calls ex-husband Chad Kroeger a close friend and collaborator.


Miami’s hottest yachts and cigarette boats
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:45:25 -0500
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This weekend's Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat show features boats of every type, from fishing and racing crafts to yachts.


Pink got 13 stitches after slashing husband Carey Hart's tires at 'stressful' Thanksgiving
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:09:59 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
"My hand just went straight down the knife," Pink told Ellen DeGeneres of the injury she got from slashing husband Carey Hart's tires.


The best deals you can get this Presidents Day weekend
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:42:17 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
This holiday weekend is the best time to get a mattress or a new appliance.


All the best photos from the Academy Awards
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:38:22 -0500
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Brazil to play Panama in friendly at Porto
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:48:59 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Brazil's national team to play first friendly of the year against Panama on March 23 in Porto, Portugal


What we learned from Amazon's Lorena Bobbitt documentary
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:59:21 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Produced by Jordan Peele, Amazon's "Lorena" documentary is an examination of Lorena Bobbitt and her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, and what happened in the infamous 1990s penis-severing case.


Ex-Massachusetts Gov. William Weld to challenge Trump for Republican nomination in 2020
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:26:23 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
William Weld, a former Massachusetts governor who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, became the first Republican to take a serious step toward challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.


Trump: Obama was on brink of 'a big war' with North Korea. Not true, ex-Obama aides say
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:52:55 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Ex-Obama advisers called President Trump's assertion "ridiculous" and said the former president never considered a military conflict with North Korea.


Donald Trump's emergency declaration is an attack on democracy
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:21:35 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Invoking a bogus emergency to build a wall Congress rejected will have long-term impacts on the rule of law.


Donald Trump doesn't have a dog or a sense of humor. Presidents need both.
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:00:01 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
It's pretty late in the game, but maybe Trump can still discover that a public sense-of-humor would do more for his approval rating than nasty tweets.


Papa John's serves up college tuition benefit to employees of pizza chain
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:57:12 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Troubled pizza chain Papa John's will pay college tuition for its employees and assistance for franchisees.


Black female senator: My arrest shows the bias that still exists in justice system
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:19:57 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
I was among many legislators who stood by protesters, but others weren't arrested. Georgia's Democratic Party, state must do better.


Great places to find peace and quiet
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:56:40 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
In our always-on, interconnected world, it's hard to find a place to unwind. These spiritual spots and nature preserves are ideal places for escape.


Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances against NFL
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:41:02 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Colin Kaepernick has remained out of the NFL since the end of the 2016 season, when he protested social injustices by kneeling during the anthem.


Losing a job in your 50s is especially tough. Here are 3 steps to take when layoffs happen
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:00:14 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Losing a job in your 50s is a devastating moment, especially if the job is connected to a long career ripe with upward mobility.


Lorena Bobbitt explains why she never remarried after slashing ex-husband's genitals
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:25:17 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Lorena Bobbitt opens up about why she never married her partner of 20 years, with whom she shares a 13-year-old daughter.


'Zombie' deer disease: What is it, and could it affect humans?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:47:27 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
An expert researcher claimed humans could soon be impacted by a 'zombie' deer disease called chronic wasting disease. Here's what you should know.


Holmes aces his way to 1st-round lead at Riviera
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:46:50 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Hole-in-one carries J.B. Holmes to a 63 and a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth at rainy Riviera


Donald Trump's National Emergency declaration explained
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:44:12 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. AP reporter Mark Sherman explains the significance of the decision. (Feb. 15)


Charles nets 2, Eibar fights back for 2-2 draw with Getafe
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:40:57 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Brazilian striker Charles scored two second-half goals as Eibar fought back to earn a 2-2 draw and deny Getafe a chance to move into fourth place in the Spanish league


How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:58:57 -0500
From feeds.reuters
More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls.


Amazon places big bet on aspiring Tesla rival Rivian
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:42:26 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would lead a $700 million investment in U.S. electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive LLC, in the e-commerce giant's biggest bet on technologies with potential to reshape the automotive sector.


Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:23:21 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.


Alphabet unit seeks share of property taxes for Toronto smart city
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:51:11 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Alphabet Inc's Sidewalk Labs unit is proposing it get a share of property taxes, development fees, and the rising value of Toronto city land as part of a deal to build a smart city, according to the company's slide presentation made public on Friday.


Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:27:38 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone have won over Scout24 after raising their offer for the online classifieds group to 5.7 billion euros ($6.4 billion) including debt, setting up the biggest takeover of a listed German company by private equity.


Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:11:45 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc, the two biggest U.S. card networks, are preparing to raise certain fees levied on U.S. merchants for processing transactions from this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.


Uber posts $50 billion in annual bookings as profit remains elusive ahead of IPO
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:03:12 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Uber Technologies Inc had $50 billion in total bookings for its ride-service and food-delivery businesses last year, a testament to the size and global reach of the company as it prepares to woo investors in one of the biggest public stock listings to date.


U.S. fines Cognizant, charges 2 former top execs in India bribery case
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:10:36 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. authorities on Friday announced criminal charges against two former top Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp executives for their roles in a bribery scheme in India, and said the company will pay $25 million to settle a related civil case.


Nvidia forecasts demand rebound, Wall Street not so sure
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:10:40 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Nvidia Corp's forecast of a demand rebound by the end of the year calmed investor nerves and pushed its shares up 5 percent on Friday, but several Wall Street analysts said the outlook was "aggressive" given weak demand and the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.


Telecoms industry calls for Europe-wide network testing regime
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:18:51 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The telecoms industry has called on European governments to join mobile operators in establishing a testing regime to protect network security without having to resort to the disruptive step of excluding vendors from the market.


Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller placed bet against Tesla during Q4
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:17:57 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller bet against electric carmaker Tesla Inc during the fourth quarter, wagering that its share price will fall, according to quarterly filings released on Thursday.


It's complicated, says Britain's MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:12:02 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Britain should avoid relying on a monopoly provider of equipment in new 5G mobile networks, but there are no easy answers to concerns about using Chinese supplier Huawei, the chief of Britain's foreign intelligence service said on Friday.


Seizing on Huawei's troubles, Samsung bets big on network gear
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:42:25 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Samsung Electronics is pouring resources into its telecom network equipment business, aiming to capitalize on the security fears hobbling China's Huawei, according to company officials and other industry executives.


Lyft to woo investors with fast U.S. growth in IPO race with Uber
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:45:31 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Lyft Inc will pitch investors on its fast growth in the United States as it seeks to beat out Uber Technologies Inc to become the first publicly listed ride-hailing company, according to people familiar with the matter.


Australian miner Fortescue says two driverless trucks involved in low-speed incident
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:31:05 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Australian iron ore miner Fortescue said on Friday that one of its driverless trucks, traveling at low speed, ran into another that was parked at its remote Western Australian operations in an incident earlier this week.


Germany looks into tax move on foreign internet firms: report
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:25:16 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Germany's finance ministry is looking into the possibility of a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign internet companies such as Google or Facebook from German operators, Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Friday.


Exclusive: Alibaba in talks on stake in China operations of Germany's Metro - sources
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:15:42 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in talks with Germany's Metro about taking a stake in the German wholesaler's China operations, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.


China ride-hailing giant Didi to lay off 15 percent staff this year: source
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:45:31 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Didi Chuxing will lay off 15 percent of its staff or about 2,000 people this year, a source said, marking the ride-hailing firm's first major cut back as it grapples with regulatory scrutiny and public backlash over the murder of two of its users.


As Amazon drops New York City project, progressives claim a major coup
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:05:48 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time on Thursday in calling Amazon's decision to scrap plans to build a major New York outpost with nearly $3 billion in city and state incentives a big victory for progressive politicians.


Gunman opens fire at Illinois plant, at least one killed
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:50:19 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A gunman opened fire in an industrial building in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, city and law enforcement officials said, killing at least one person and wounding several others before he was taken into custody.


Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:49:16 -0500
From feeds.reuters
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.


Fed policymakers see one U.S. rate hike, or none, as growth slows
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:44:52 -0500
From feeds.reuters
When the Federal Reserve last month adopted a new "patient" approach to monetary policy, it gave no specific guidance about how long its policy pause would last, or how many more interest-rate increases, if any, were in the offing.


U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:39:01 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The United States and China will resume trade talks next week in Washington with time running short to ease their bruising trade war, but U.S. President Donald Trump repeated on Friday that he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal and keep tariffs on Chinese goods from rising.


Mexico to inject $3.9 billion in Pemex, seeks to prevent credit downgrade
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:38:19 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Mexico will inject $3.9 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a further credit downgrade, although investors saw the plan as only a short-term fix.


Analyst View: Investors divided over Mexico's bailout of state oil company
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:36:30 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The Mexican government promised on Friday to do what it takes to strengthen the finances of ailing state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos with an injection of at least $3.6 billion to prevent a further credit downgrade.


Wall Street rallies on trade optimism
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:21:10 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Wall Street rallied on Friday, with the Dow and the Nasdaq posting their eighth consecutive weekly gains as investors grew hopeful that the United States and China would hammer out an agreement resolving their protracted trade war.


U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:01:57 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the plan.


House panel announces emergency declaration probe in letter to Trump
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:51:19 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A key committee in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Friday it was launching an immediate investigation into President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, saying his move to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border raised constitutional and statutory issues.


U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:43:42 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.


Progress in U.S.-China trade talks sparks world stock rally
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:34:43 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Progress in the U.S.-China trade talks helped send world stock markets broadly higher on Friday and pulled investors out of the safety of government bonds.


Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:13:28 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Deeply troubled by military housing conditions exposed by Reuters reporting, the U.S. Army's top leadership vowed on Friday to renegotiate its housing contracts with private real estate firms, test tens of thousands of homes for toxins and hold its own commanders responsible for protecting Army base residents from dangerous homes.


U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:52:57 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.


Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back at court after cancer bout
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:06:52 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the court on Friday for the first time after weeks of recuperating from lung cancer surgery and missing oral arguments in January, a court official said on Friday.


After strong 2019 start for U.S. stocks, trade verdict looms
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:48:13 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Optimism about a U.S.-China trade agreement has helped drive U.S. stocks to more than two-month highs, creating a make-or-break moment for Wall Street as a year-long clash between the world's two largest economies comes to a head.


After Auschwitz visit, Pence accuses Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:46:03 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic.


U.S. to deliver over 200 tons of aid to Venezuelan border
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:25:12 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. military aircraft are expected to deliver more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, with the shipment likely to take place on Saturday, a U.S. official said on Friday.


Trump, in proclamation, says military help needed due to 'gravity' of emergency
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:17:20 -0500
From feeds.reuters
President Donald Trump, in a proclamation on Friday declaring an emergency at the U.S. border with Mexico, said he need to call upon the military for assistance "because of the gravity of the current emergency situation."


NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:10:43 -0500
From feeds.reuters
NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.


Exclusive: U.S. may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan in belt-tightening - general
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:07:22 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander, a U.S. general told Reuters on Friday, estimating the cuts may exceed 1,000 forces.


Is it okay to wear white to a wedding? Woman sparks debate
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Letas face it a as much as we all love a good wedding, deciding what on earth to wear can be a total headache.

Have some fruity family fun while apple picking
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Enjoy some freshly picked Royal Gala apples at the Bilpin Fruit Bowl farm or dare to bare it all for a good cause at the Cupidas Undie Run. This is your complete guide to the best events this week.

When your toddler outlasts you on the dance floor
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Question. How do you know when youare getting old?

10yo trained with mum to get abikini readya
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A mum has defended her decision to help her 10-year-old daughter get abikini body readya.

An anti-vax mum is suing her daughters school over jab debate
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A US anti-vax mother is locked in a bitter legal battle over her teenage daughteras right to remain unvaccinated, claiming their school had violated their areligious beliefsa.

Schoolboy dies in playground accident
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A Darwin family is in mourning after an eight-year-old boy died in a tragic playground accident.

aFatherly instincta drove doctoras controversial choice
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Fatherly instinct drove an Adelaide doctor to help his daughter recover from a heroin overdose over a man in a far worse condition, a coroner has heard.

Woman tragically dies in hot tub
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A young businesswoman who drowned in her parentsa hot tub after suffering an epileptic fit was not discovered for three days, an inquest heard today.

This is how she does it! Jennifer Lopezas extreme astrippera diet revealed
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There was a reason behind Jennifer Lopezas recent diet challenge a sheas trimming down to play a stripper.

Woman claims a famed beauty serum left her face covered in blisters
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A woman found herself in a Sunshine Coast hospital with severe chemical burns to her face a just hours after using a famous beauty serum, she claims.

Two cans of Diet Coke linked to adying younga
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Drinking diet soft drinks, such as Diet Coke, every day increases your risk of dying young, experts have warned.

Former heroin addictas incredible new look
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A woman who was severely addicted to heroin has made an unbelievable transformation, even shocking herself with how she once looked.

Daddy blogger slammed for mixing up his twin daughters
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A daddy blogger has been slammed by mums after admitting he canat tell his own twin daughters apart.

Man sends failed date $9 invoice
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A man has been branded apettya after charging a date $9 for a drink he bought her when things didnat pan out.

Em Ruscianoas blasts husbandas astupida joke
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Em Rusciano has lashed out at her husband in a hilarious Instagram post after he poked a little fun at his wife a and she wasnat impressed.

Devastated mum: aSmallest misunderstandinga led to babyas death in hot car
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A distraught mum has said the asmallest misunderstandinga led to the death of heat baby boy when he was left forgotten in the back of a car on a blisteringly hot day.

An NZ business was slammed for its adisgustinga Valentineas sign
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A French restaurant in New Zealand has been accused of promoting violence against women after staff placed a Valentineas Day themed chalkboard out on the street this week.

Child sex abuser let off because conviction would hurt his career
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A adisturbinga case of a sex offender found guilty of abusing a six-year-old girl has outraged thousands after he was let off because a conviction could damage his career.

A British solder has had her X-rated past unveiled by bosses
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A British private was grilled by army chiefs over hundreds of her photos and videos she featured in on X-rated sites a including one where she was pictured wearing her regimental tie.

Kim K reveals bizarre atricka to avoid wrinkles
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Have you noticed something Kim Kardashian hasnat been doing a lot of recently? If you havenat, you will soon.

A mum of twins says sheas proud of her saggy tummy and scars
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A mum-of-two, whose post-natal depression was so severe she struggled to leave the house, is now competing in fitness competitions and proudly showing off her loose skin and stretch marks on stage.

Say it with bacon this Valentineas Day
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Roses, chocolate, champagne and fancy underwear; Valentineas Day gifts are a mix of decadence, beauty and lust.

Pregnant womanas sad Maccaas burger
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When youare getting hangry, sometimes youave just got to kill that pregnancy craving.

Can you pass the Australian citizenship test?
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A backlog of citizenship applications waiting for approval includes thousands of would-be Aussies who had to resit the test several times to pass.

Gucci slammed over $1000 adirtya sneakers
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Gucci is charging more than $A1000 for a pair of adirtya shoes.

Stranger helps choking boy on freeway
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Harlan was six months old when he suffered his first seizure and while his parents are used to emergency stops a his latest seizure could have ended in tragedy.

Living with a bed hog? You need to try this genius new bed
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We all know how annoying it is to sleep with a bed hog who steals the duvet or rolls onto your side a or both.

Dad apulpeda sonas organs, could be free soon
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He was sent to jail last year for punching his baby son so hard the 10-week-oldas liver was apulpeda, but former Queensland police officer Colin Randall could be free soon.