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Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:42:57 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for the event, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.


SE Cupp mocks Fox interview as 'infomercial'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:31:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
CNN's SE Cupp discusses President Donald Trump's interview with Fox, which she describes as an "infomercial."


Analysis: 29 surreal lines from Trump's Fox News interview
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:46:36 GMT
From rss.cnn
On Thursday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner. It was, um, chummy -- with Faulkner asking Trump questions like "What do you love about being President?" and "You have such energy for this." (Yes, I know the latter isn't a question at all.)


Melania Trump's poll numbers plummet
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:41:36 GMT
From rss.cnn
aC/ Opinion: Melania shows she's a Trump through and through aC/ CNN Poll: Fewer support impeaching Trump aC/ Analysis: Beto O'Rourke leapfrogs most of the 2020 Democratic field


Inside the secret US military mission that located the Titanic
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:53:32 GMT
From rss.cnn
For years, the incredible discovery of the Titanic's wreckage at the bottom of the ocean in 1985 was thought to have been a purely scientific effort.


Titanic was found during secret mission
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:51:26 GMT
From rss.cnn
Robert Ballard, the man who led the expedition to find the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, says it was all a front for a secret Cold War Navy mission to find wrecked nuclear submarines.


US military sends $331 million bill to Saudis and UAE after refueling 'accounting error'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:13:10 GMT
From rss.cnn
The US military is seeking a $331 million reimbursement from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates after discovering it failed to properly charge the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen for aerial refueling services due to an "accounting error," the Pentagon said Thursday.


Kasich's message to Trump on possible 2020 challenge: 'Be careful what you wish for'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:46:25 GMT
From rss.cnn
Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested he may run against President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary after Trump said he hoped Kasich would do so.


Trump: They're trying to embarrass me
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:27:31 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Donald Trump says that the charges against his former attorney Michael Cohen were made to "embarrass" him and falsely claims that they "are not criminal charges," during an interview with Fox News.


They went into an abandoned mine to steal copper, police say. Then they got trapped.
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Tapper calls out 'bizarro-world' defense
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:29:01 GMT
From rss.cnn
CNN's Jake Tapper discusses President Trump's claim that he didn't direct his former personal attorney to break the law.


Pelosi's coat so popular it will be re-issued
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Exec:A Kneeling may cost baseball player his career
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At 16, he's being compared to LeBron and Kobe
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Branson: I'll be in space within six months
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:56:49 GMT
From rss.cnn
After a historic flight by Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spaceship, Richard Branson tells CNN's Rachel Crane he'll soon see space for himself.


After its worst year ever, Facebook hands out free hot chocolate and security tips
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:16:35 GMT
From rss.cnn
After a year of scandal after scandal, Facebook hosted a pop-up event at a New York Christmas market to hand out free hot chocolate and security advice.


Costco is succeeding despite retail woes
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:18:32 GMT
From rss.cnn
Many retail brands may be struggling, but Costco is thriving thanks to deep discounts and a popular food court.


'Cannibal case' men get life sentences
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:20:12 GMT
From rss.cnn
When a South African traditional healer wandered into a police station last year and told officers he was "tired of eating human flesh," the police struggled to believe his morbid claim.


A year-end checklist for your investments
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:06:00 GMT
From rss.cnn
What do I need to do before the end of the year, to be ready for tax-time and whatever next year may bring?


Laughter erupts after Trump official's proposal
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:55:03 GMT
From rss.cnn
The Arctic is experiencing a multi-year stretch of unparalleled warmth "that is unlike any period on record," according to the 2018 Arctic Report Card, a peer-reviewed report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency within the United States Department of Commerce.


Leopard kills meditating monk in India
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:55:25 GMT
From rss.cnn
A leopard has killed a Buddhist monk who was meditating in a protected forest reserve in India, according to local officials.


E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine safe to eat
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:40:04 GMT
From rss.cnn
The strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.


'Blurred Lines' suit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell ends in $5 million judgment
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:01:29 GMT
From rss.cnn
A five-year legal battle over the copyright of the hit song "Blurred Lines" has ended with Marvin Gaye's family being awarded a final judgment of nearly $5 million against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.


Starbucks is going to sell Nitro at all its US stores
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:23:42 GMT
From rss.cnn
Nitro is coming to a Starbucks near you.


Comedian wants to reframe sexual assault
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:18:22 GMT
From rss.cnn
Cameron Esposito is a comedian, but for a brief moment in time, she wanted to be a priest.


Internet lights up over Pelosi's sunglasses
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:26:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gets the rock star treatment as the internet lights up over her shades. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.


Trump doesn't need 'SOB' chief of staff
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:45:33 GMT
From rss.cnn
Some have likened President Donald Trump to former President Richard Nixon. Whether Trump's legal woes make that comparison valid remains to be seen. However, as he seeks a new White House chief of staff, I cannot help but think about what Nixon's notorious White House chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, reportedly said: "Every President needs an S.O.B. -- and I'm Nixon's."


Plea in Baylor rape case sends a toxic message
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:56:28 GMT
From rss.cnn
Baylor University is an emblem of pride in Waco, Texas. But the justice system in Waco has a problem: It still can't tell a victim from a criminal.


In 2019, democracy will face its key tests
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:00:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
Consider our tumultuous times: The President of the United States predicting a popular revolt if he's impeached; the United Kingdom and its government teetering on the edge of an uncertain future; the streets of Paris ablaze with the biggest demonstrations in decades; the mighty German Chancellor easing herself out of power after her party lost ground to an emerging far-right party; Eastern European leaders taking democracy apart brick by brick.


The most damning revelation from the Cohen case
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:41:04 GMT
From rss.cnn
The fall of Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, is a watershed moment for the Trump presidency.


How To Pay Off Your House ASAP (It's So Simple)
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From rss.cnn


Transfer your debt and pay no interest until 2020
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50% off: Extend weekends w/ Hiltons of D.C. sale
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Pelosi's meme-tastic coat so popular it will be re-issued
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:51:02 GMT
From rss.cnn
Nancy Pelosi, the likely next House speaker, caused a stir Tuesday when she engaged in a spirited Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump.


Trump seething after Cohen sentencing
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:58:16 GMT
From rss.cnn
President Trump's public silence belied his rising fury over longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who the President still insists is not telling the truth, after he turned against him and was sentenced to three years in prison. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against US
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:01:18 GMT
From rss.cnn
Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina admitted in federal court Thursday morning to engaging in a conspiracy against the United States.


Apple is spending $1 billion on a new campus in Austin
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:42:00 GMT
From rss.cnn
Apple is putting more detail on its plan to create 20,000 jobs in the United States over the next five years.


Twitter loved Gayle King flirting with Lenny Kravitz
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:45:46 GMT
From rss.cnn
It's probably safe to say Gayle King likes Lenny Kravitz.


'Reputation' coming to Netflix
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:34:02 GMT
From rss.cnn
It's December 13, and that means it's Taylor Swift's birthday.


Post Malone shoes sold out in minutes
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:05:02 GMT
From rss.cnn
People are serious about their Post Malone footwear.


The judgmental mom is little more than a stereotype
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:22:06 GMT
From rss.cnn
It's quite possible that, by the time I had my first child, I had read more articles about navigating relationships with other moms than ones about navigating my relationship with my baby. Parent media is full of stories about moms who "judge," "shame," "clap back" and are at "war" with other mothers.


Is going gluten-free good for everyone?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:32:49 GMT
From rss.cnn
There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals to be extremely challenging.


Miss USA Under Fire for Mocking Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam During Miss Universe Competition
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:29:29 +0000
From feedproxy.google
"I would never intend to hurt another"


6th aYellow Vesta Protester Dies in France After Getting Hit by Truck
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:05:19 +0000
From feedproxy.google
(PARIS) -- A sixth "yellow vest" protester In France has been killed, this one hit by a truck at a protest roadblock, authorities said Thursday as the movement rocking the country showed no signs of abating. Officials in the Vaucluse department said the driver was arrested and taken into custody after he tried to flee...


These Tiny Island Nations Are Leading the Fight Against Climate Change
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:16:19 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Despite stalled progress some countries are taking action to save themselves


The Quick Read on Theresa Mayas Pyrrhic Victory in a No-Confidence Vote
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:41:41 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Not exactly strong and stable leadership in the United Kingdom


Hereas Why Russian Bombers Are in Venezuela. And Why the U.S. Is So Angry About It
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:13:05 +0000
From feedproxy.google
When two of Russia's most modern, nuclear-capable bombers landed in Venezuela earlier this week, American officials quickly took note. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted out a statement calling the move "two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer." The angry reaction may well have been the...


Imprisoned Iranian Activist Dies After 60-Day Hunger Strike
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:39:05 +0000
From feedproxy.google
An Iranian political activist, detained in Qom Prison, died in his cell on Wednesday after a 60-day hunger strike. Vahid Sayadi Nasiri was jailed in 2015 and sentenced to eight years after he was accused of insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and spreading "propaganda against the state" on his Facebook account, according to the...


China Has Confirmed the Detention of Two Canadians for Endangering aNational Securitya
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:19:59 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were taken into custody Monday


Police Confirm Chinese Photographer Lu Guang Has Been Arrested, His Wife Says
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:26:19 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Lu Guang's award-winning work focuses unsparingly on the harshest realities of life in China


A High-Speed Train Crash in the Turkish Capital Has Killed 9 and Injured Dozens
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:22:09 +0000
From feedproxy.google
A high-speed train crashed into a pedestrian overpass


After a Natural Disaster, Is It Better to Rebuild or Retreat?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:15:07 GMT
From https:
It's a question that will become only more urgent as climate change continues to fuel extreme weather.


He Didn’t Get to Vote in His Race. It Tied, Then He Lost by a Roll of the Dice.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:55:59 GMT
From https:
A City Council candidate in Hoxie, Ark., Cliff Farmer, had missed a chance to vote in his race's runoff last week.


Their Plans Derailed by a Wildfire, Seniors at Paradise High School Wonder What’s Next
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:41:32 GMT
From https:
In the weeks since California's deadliest wildfire, the senior class of Paradise High School is scattered across the region and country, their post-graduation plans disrupted.


At 12, He Lost His Best Friend. He Found a Way to Remember Him.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:52:42 GMT
From https:
Kaleb and KJ were like brothers. When KJ died this year, Kaleb started raising money.


Jon Batiste’s World Is Wonderful, but Flawed
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:05:46 GMT
From https:
In New Orleans, the musician was steeped in jazz culture. Then his talent took him to the Juilliard School.


Chase for Talent Pushes Tech Giants Far Beyond West Coast
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:35:15 GMT
From https:
Amazon and Google are aggressively opening offices outside of their Silicon Valley and Seattle hometowns. On Thursday, Apple said it would invest $1 billion in Austin, Tex.


James Inhofe Under Fire Over Purchase of Raytheon Stock
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:31:45 GMT
From https:
The senator, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, bought the stock in the defense contractor after lobbying the Trump administration to increase military spending. He later dumped the stock.


On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Trump Had a Bad Week. Things Could Soon Get Worse for Him.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:35:24 GMT
From https:
In the On Politics newsletter, Democrats are eager to investigate the president from every angle possible when they take over the House; plus, a Brexit guide from across the pond.


Emissions, Yemen, Michael Cohen: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:12:21 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.


U.S. Bills Saudis and Emiratis $331 Million for Refueling Warplanes in Yemen
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:10:50 GMT
From https:
The Pentagon is correcting an accounting error that left American taxpayers footing the bill for a chunk of the Saudi-led campaign.


California’s Chief Firefighter Looks Back on 30 Years of Infernos
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:58:08 GMT
From https:
Ken Pimlott, the head of Cal Fire, the largest firefighting agency in California, is retiring. He says the state needs to brace for more big fires.


‘A Few More Weapons Purchases Cannot Buy Our Silence,’ Senator Says in Rebuke of Saudi Arabia
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:37:23 GMT
From https:
Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, joined a bipartisan group of senators in voting to withdraw military aid to Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen. The move comes amid the mounting criticism against the Trump administration for its defense of the kingdom since the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

Drivers Grab Cash After Armored Truck Mishap in New Jersey
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:25:07 GMT
From https:
A door on a Brink's armored truck malfunctioned and opened on Route 3 in East Rutherford, N.J. The chaos that ensued caused two accidents.

Armored Truck Spills Cash in New Jersey, and Somehow, $6,000 Is Returned
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:43:32 GMT
From https:
When a door on a Brink's truck broke open on a highway in East Rutherford, some drivers scooped up cash and took off. But plenty of others returned the money.

Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship Reaches Space, a Milestone in Space Tourism
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:43:31 GMT
From https:
Richard Branson's company, which sent the crewed craft, SpaceShipTwo, more than 50 miles above Earth, is one of several racing to make space tourism a reality.


Fact Check of the Day: Trump’s Baseless Claim That Mexico Will Pay for the Wall Through the New Nafta
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:09:31 GMT
From https:
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement does not compel Mexico to pay for the wall, and little in it would divert funds from Mexico to the United States.

Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:26:28 GMT
From https:
Scientists have taken a step toward building a computer model of the brain's genome, one that may help clarify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, autism and other disorders.


Trump’s NOAA Nominee Won’t Get Senate Vote This Year
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:49:31 GMT
From https:
The White House will have to decide whether to renominate Barry Lee Myers, the chief executive of AccuWeather, next year.


Bill Cosby’s Appeal Cites 11 ‘Errors’ by Trial Judge
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:42:00 GMT
From https:
The imprisoned entertainer, who was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, says in court papers that he did not receive a fair trial.


N.I.H. to Scrutinize Private Donations to Scientific Research Projects
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:46:24 GMT
From https:
After halting a discredited alcohol study, officials will enforce new policies to ensure that private support does not compromise scientific integrity.


Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Role in a Russian Effort to Influence Conservatives
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:05:57 GMT
From https:
The Russian national has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors about attempts to shift conservatives' views to see Russia as a friend, not a foe.

The State of the City
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:42:02 GMT
From https:
Highlights from the Cities for Tomorrow conference in New Orleans, where activists, authors, athletes and politicians considered the future of urbanism across the globe.

Children Are Still Being Hit at School. Here Are 5 Things to Know.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:01:39 GMT
From https:
Tens of thousands of children continue to be physically punished at school, and efforts to end the practice entirely have stalled.


Democrats in New Jersey Have a Firm Grip on Power. They Want Even More.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:52:17 GMT
From https:
Democrats want to make Republicans a permanent minority in the state by essentially writing gerrymandering into the State Constitution.

Two Workers Die at American Research Base in Antarctica
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:17:20 GMT
From https:
Officials said two fire technicians died in an accident at a generator building near McMurdo Station, the main United States base on the continent.


California Today: California Today: Life as a First-Generation U.C. Irvine Student
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:23:11 GMT
From https:
Thursday: Students discuss the hardest part of starting college, a long read on the Ghost Ship fire and your dream Oscars host picks


In North Carolina, Voting Controversies Are Common. Here’s the Recent History.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:06:43 GMT
From https:
From high-profile gerrymandering lawsuits to election fraud investigations, the Tar Heel State is at the center of the partisan fight over voting.


Apple to Add $1 Billion Texas Campus and Thousands of Jobs Across U.S.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:58:20 GMT
From https:
The technology giant said it would also establish new 1,000-worker operations in Culver City, Calif., San Diego and Seattle, and add hundreds of jobs in several other cities.


Michael Cohen, Theresa May, China: Your Thursday Briefing
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:15:43 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know.


The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:01:10 GMT
From https:
Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump's rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation found.


On Washington: It Took Quite a Push, but McConnell Finally Allows Criminal Justice Vote
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:20:53 GMT
From https:
The Republican leader resisted a criminal justice debate for years, but he relented under an immense show of support for the legislation.


On Politics: Tabloid Company Agrees to Cooperate in Trump Hush-Money Inquiry
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:31:41 GMT
From https:
Prosecutors took a big step in their inquiry into payouts made to two women ahead of the 2016 election, saying that The National Enquirer's parent company was cooperating.

The Allure of Vertical Forests
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:18:05 GMT
From https:
By incorporating trees and plant life in urban architecture, the trees both assist in absorbing carbon dioxide and in producing more oxygen.


Letting N.B.A. Players Have Their Voice
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:16:05 GMT
From https:
Instead of asking players to fit a certain mold, the league has embraced players and their outspokenness, especially on local levels.


How Local Politicians Are Strategizing to Break Down Boundaries
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:16:03 GMT
From https:
How two cities on either side of the Mexico-United States border handle their complicated relationship.


PG&E highlights bullet-riddled equipment and downed tree branches near Camp fire in letter to state regulators
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Just days after a lawsuit blamed a utility giantas faulty equipment for Californiaas deadliest wildfire on record, the company has submitted a letter to regulators saying it found bullet-riddled equipment and felled branches on power lines elsewhere within the fireas massive footprint.

In a letter...



What to watch in international soccer this weekend
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:15:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

This weekendas top televised action from Europe will feature Manchester City trying to rebound from its first league loss Saturday against Everton and Liverpool seeking to remain unbeaten and protect its spot atop the EPL table when it hosts Cityas crosstown rival, Manchester United, on Sunday....



Dodgers didn't hit the jackpot in Vegas, but made the safe bet on Joe Kelly
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:10:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

First, there was the crack.

On an autumn night in St. Louis in 2013, it was loud enough to be heard from the Busch Stadium press box, and deep enough to end a Dodger season.

Joe Kelly whipped a fastball that plunked Hanley Ramirez in the side and fractured a rib, removing the Dodgersa best offensive...



Burroughs girls' water polo knocks off Glendale for first league victory
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:05:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

BURBANK a On the attack and on the defensive end, Burroughs High put in a complete team effort in its Pacific League girlsa water polo opener against Glendale at home Thursday afternoon.

The Indians received 10 goals from senior utility Aleah Orozco and saw junior goalkeeper Emma Nathan make 18...



Chargers report: Melvin Gordon not healthy enough to face Chiefs, leaving rookie Justin Jackson as No. 1 back
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:05:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The short week made the odds long, and Melvin Gordon was unable to overcome such an obstacle.

About two hours before kickoff Thursday, the Chargers decided against having their top running back test his sprained right knee against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Instead, Gordon missed his third consecutive...



Review: In 'To Kill a Mockingbird' on Broadway, the words of Harper Lee but the voice of Aaron Sorkin
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The marquee at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre blasts in big block letters aHarper Leeas To Kill A Mockingbird.a But all it takes is some slingshot dialogue to reveal that the new blockbuster Broadway adaptation belongs to Aaron Sorkin.

The program spells out that this top-flight production, which had...



Mongols biker gang found guilty in racketeering case, moving government closer to seizing trademark
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A jury found the Mongols motorcycle club guilty in a federal racketeering case, a verdict that moves the U.S. government a step closer to its goal of seizing the gangas trademarked insignia.

The jury reached its decision Thursday after deliberating for six days over evidence heard in a monthlong...



Rodney Kageyama, actor and beloved Little Tokyo icon, dies at 77
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:45:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Performing the Ondo dance during Little Tokyoas Nisei Week with Rodney Kageyama was not the best idea if you wanted your moves to be precise.

During the graceful and traditional dance performed during the annual festival celebrating Japanese American culture and history in downtown Los Angeles,...



Trump increasingly isolated as aides leave, friends flip and investigations advance
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

It was almost noon Thursday when a Marine suddenly appeared outside the West Wing doors, a sign that President Trump had belatedly reported to the Oval Office.

For the second day in a row, the president had been in the White House residence all morning, fuming about federal investigations that...



NFL: Jets' Isaiah Crowell and Quincy Enunwa out vs. Texans with injuries
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will not play against the Houston Texans on Saturday because of injuries.

Crowell is dealing with a toe ailment that kept him out of practice all week. He leads the Jets with 685 yards rushing and six touchdowns. Elijah McGuire,...



MLB: Edwin Encarnacion to Mariners, Carlos Santana to Cleveland in three-team trade
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:10:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Carlos Santana is going back to Cleveland, where he was an Indians fan favorite. Edwin Encarnacion is headed to Seattle a no telling how long heall stick there.

The star hitters were swapped for each other Thursday, part of a three-team trade that also involved Tampa Bay as the winter meetings...



What $1.5 million buys right now in three Santa Barbara County communities
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Hereas a look at what roughly $1.5 million buys right now in the cities of Santa Maria and Goleta and the community of Summerland in Santa Barbara County.

SANTA MARIA: Spanning an acre, this custom home offers high vaulted ceilings and a swimming pool out back.

Address: 5816 Oakhill Drive, Santa...



High-level Russian spy or hapless collateral damage? The curious case of Maria Butina
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Even after she pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to help the Russian government exert influence over American politicians and operatives, the question remains open whether the case against Maria Butina is the stuff of a James Bond script or just the story of a naive Russian grad student.

Either...



Many victims of Californiaas worst wildfire were elderly and died in or near their homes, new data show
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Rose Farrell is the oldest victim of the devastating Camp fire to be identified so far. She was 99, and she died inside her home on Herman Road in Paradise.

Evva Holt, 85, died inside a pickup truck after she was evacuated from Feather Canyon Gracious Retirement Living. She made it only a mile.

...


UCLA's Kris Wilkes stays thirsty, but he must quench it with more than just a desire to win
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Kris Wilkes stepped in front of a small group of reporters Thursday toting a bottle of water, the new necessity in his basketball life.

Dehydration has led to cramps that forced the UCLA small forward out of parts of two of his last four games. Wilkes missed more than seven minutes in the second...



Reviews: The tragedy of 'Avicii,' Linda Thorson and Stuart Margolin enliven 'The Second Time Around' and other films
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:25:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Levan Tsikurishvili spent four years behind the scenes shooting aAvicii: True Stories,a a documentary about Swedish DJ/producer Avicii (nA(c)e Tim Bergling) adetailing his meteoric rise to fame as well as his ups and downs: struggles with his mental and physical health and aggressive management. When...



Trump urged to consider a young White House insider as he struggles to find a new chief of staff
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:15:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

President Trump is being urged to consider a young White House aide for his chief of staff, according to two people familiar with ongoing conversations, after his top choice and other men turned down the job in recent days.

Several people close to the president are promoting Johnny DeStefano, who...



Witness says recording is of 'El Chapo' agreeing to a major drug deal with Colombian rebel
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:10:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

After weeks of accusation and innuendo, prosecutors in the trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin aEl Chapoa Guzman on Thursday unveiled their most damning evidence yet a a cocaine negotiation allegedly between the defendant and a Colombian guerrilla that authorities were able to intercept because...



Apple is the latest tech giant looking for a home away from home
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:05:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Apple will expand its workforce at new and existing offices across the country and plans to build a billion-dollar campus for 5,000 additional employees in Austin, Texas.

Though Austin will land the biggest part of the Silicon Valley giantas expansion, the Cupertino company also announced plans...



Angry over Khashoggi killing, Senate demands end to U.S. role in Yemen war and condemns crown prince
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The Republican-controlled Senate took the rare step on Thursday of defying President Trump, invoking its war powers authority for the first time to demand a halt to U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Seven Republicans joined all Senate Democrats to demand, by a vote of 56 to 41,...



Dodgers sign Joe Kelly to bolster their bullpen
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:25:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The Dodgers arrived at the winter meetings seeking, among other objectives, to solidify the bridge to closer Kenley Jansen, a dicey mission given the widespread volatility of relievers. But the Dodgers were intent and struck late Wednesday night, reaching an agreement with right-hander Joe Kelly...



Uniqlo is latest addition to downtown L.A.as the Bloc
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.as Uniqlo on Thursday opens its ninth store in the Los Angelesarea in downtown at lifestyle center The Bloc.

The retail center, which has a Macyas and recently opened Nordstrom Local, is part of a mixed-use project that also includes the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles hotel and...



The Times' college football experts make their picks: It's near unanimous, Fresno State will beat Arizona State
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:15:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

With the regular season over, the Los Angeles Timesa college football aexpertsa move to making their picks for the first week of bowl games. National college football writer David Wharton was the regular-season champion with a record of 100-40, just ahead of deputy sports editor Mike Hiserman (98-42)....



Zoe Saldana, January Jones toast Tamara Mellon at Palisades Village
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:15:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Tamara Mellon had something else in mind to mark the opening of her first brick-and-mortar store, in Palisades Village, on Tuesday. Specifically, asushi and a dance party.a After all, her sexy stilettos were made for disco nights a or fashion awards galas, as Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex,...



A star-studded send-off into the holiday spirit at the opening night of 'Love Actually Live'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:10:00 PST
From feeds.latimes
The multimedia presentation of the soundtrack to the 2003 holiday classic "Love Actually" has taken up residence at the Wallis through Dec. 31.


Tech Fix: Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:57:44 GMT
From https:
Products that we enjoy continue to create privacy, misinformation and workplace issues. We can do better at getting the industry to do better.


EU holds back plan to rescue Theresa May's Brexit deal until new year
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:30:00 +0000
From independent.co
Leaders feel rescue package will have more impact in January as no deal looms


Crowdfunding campaign raises APS16,000 to fund aspiring NHS physiotherapist's studies
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:54:00 +0000
From independent.co
'These funds are allowing me to be a student for the first time'


Government urged to adopt new definition of Islamophobia following rise in hate crimes
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:24:00 +0000
From independent.co
Exclusive: More than 50 cross-party MPs and peers warn discrimination against Muslims is going 'unreported and unchallenged' in UK


Police use force disproportionately against black people in England and Wales, figures suggest
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:33:47 +0000
From independent.co
Senior officer says police 'use the absolute minimum amount of force to resolve a situation'


Knife and weapon possession offences at highest level in eight years in England and Wales, new figures show
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:09:00 +0000
From independent.co
A fifth of offences are being committed by children, Ministry of Justice figures show


Brexit: Crunch vote on Theresa May's deal definitely not held before Christmas
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:36:00 +0000
From independent.co
Downing Street said the 'meaningful vote' will not be brought to parliament until January


Residents will see 'inflation-busting' council tax rises under new government plan, Labour warns
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:01:00 +0000
From independent.co
Local authorities will be allowed to raise tax by up to 3 per cent to make up for government funding cuts


Brexit: Leo Varadkar warns Theresa May not to renege on promises over Irish backstop to win over Conservative rebels
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:40:00 +0000
From independent.co
European leaders say they can clarify aspects of Withrawl Deal with Theresa May, but cannot re-open negotiations


Paedophile police officer who filmed himself raping 13-year-old girl in car jailed for 25 years
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:13:00 +0000
From independent.co
Former soldier who posed as 15-year-old boy to groom girls on Facebook had 'insatiable appetite' for underage girls


City banker texted partner 'life isn't going to work for me' after bludgeoning high-class escort to death, court hears
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:50:00 +0000
From independent.co
Detectives believe Christina Abbotts, who was found dead on her 29th birthday, was hit on the head with a pestle 13 times


NHS faces 'bleakest winter yet' as number waiting 12 hours in A&E for bed doubles
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:02:00 +0000
From independent.co
More than 50,000 patients waiting four hours or more in corridors and trolleys


More than one-third of single mothers in debt as former partners fail to pay child support, research finds
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:39:00 +0000
From independent.co
'Fathers not paying out obviously makes mothers feel very angry. It is genuinely upsetting. If someone is not paying then it's the child that suffers,' says lawyer


Former Cambridge University rugby player jailed for sexually assaulting student in college room
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:42:03 +0000
From independent.co
'You are a very strong 6ft rugby player. You easily overpowered her and she obviously feared for the worst.'


Tom from Spoons: Person behind 'abusive' fake Wetherspoon's Twitter account must be identified, court rules
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:35:18 +0000
From independent.co
'This stuff goes around [the internet] like wildfire'


Number of far-right referrals to counter-extremism programme Prevent rockets 36% in a year
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:41:00 +0000
From independent.co
Islamist referrals fall by 14% in 2017-18 as security services warn of shifting threat to UK


Government orders council taxpayers to pay extra for police as crime rises
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:47:00 +0000
From independent.co
Police funding settlement relies on council tax increase for APS500m extra funding


Nixon Smith: Body found in search for missing British man last seen at Madrid airport
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:58:22 +0000
From independent.co
'It is with a heavy heart I have to report that Nixon has passed away,' brother says


Theresa May dashes hopes of 'breakthrough' to solve Brexit crisis ahead of crunch EU talks
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:00:00 +0000
From independent.co
PM says no 'immediate breakthrough' likely at summit


Man charged with murdering his three-month-old baby son appears in court
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:38:35 +0000
From independent.co
The boy died in hospital in March last year but a court order had prevented details of the case from being reported sooner


UK weather forecast: Met Office issues yellow warning as Britain braces for weekend snow and ice
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:40:00 +0000
From independent.co
Temperatures expected to plunge below freezing as a cold snap moves in over weekend


Conservative minister likens Brexiteers to 'ants' as divisions in Tory party continue to erupt
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:31:10 +0000
From independent.co
'After the apocalypse, all that will be left will be ants and Tory MPs complaining about Europe and their leader'


Conservative MP's 'sex texts' read out in parliament as Tories condemned for lifting his suspension just in time for Theresa May vote
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:35:00 +0000
From independent.co
'She's so cute, so sweet, I can't wait to beat her,' said one message read out in Commons by Labour MP Jess Phillips


Child homelessness in England rises to highest level in 12 years, new figures show
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:16:00 +0000
From independent.co
More than 123,600 minors housed in temporary accommodation in England, marking 70 per cent increase since Conservative government came into power


Woman who just gave birth dies after getting lost in Edinburgh hospital
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:20:00 +0000
From independent.co
It is believed Amanda Cox, 34, took a wrong turn and died from a suspected haemorrhage in a rarely-used stairwell after visiting her premature son


What is a lame duck? Theresa May compared to injured water fowl after surviving no-confidence vote
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:38:00 +0000
From independent.co
Prime minister to fight on after feathers fly in Tory ballot


I spoke to Europe's diplomats about what they think will happen with Theresa May now. This is what they told me
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:14:00 +0000
From independent.co
'What is happening in the UK, the country we thought was so boringly stable, is quite extraordinary'


Conservative civil war deepens as Dominic Raab puts pressure on Theresa May to quit despite no-confidence vote win
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:49:00 +0000
From independent.co
'It looks very difficult to see how this prime minister can lead us forward'


Brexit: What happens next? From key dates and the meaningful vote to Theresa May's future as prime minister
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:50:00 +0000
From independent.co
Everything you need to know about Britain's EU withdrawal and what might happen in the coming weeks


Judge rules doctors can amputate man's foot against his wishes
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:08:43 +0000
From independent.co
Doctors fear gangrene would spread from leg and ultimately kill him


Brexit: Pound rallies one per cent against dollar after May wins confidence vote
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:45:00 +0000
From independent.co
Prime minister's survival after confidence vote sees sterling jump following crash earlier in week


Fiona Bruce: The BBC's most dependable news anchor primed to succeed David Dimbleby on Question Time
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:14:00 +0000
From independent.co
Experienced newsreader, antiques hunter and one-time punk represents safe pair of hands


David Dimbleby leaves Question Time: The BBC's man for the big occasion bows out after 24 years
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:12:00 +0000
From independent.co
The veteran anchor known as a cool master of ceremonies is making way for Fiona Bruce


Theresa May survives a day that was historic only for its self-indulgence
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:30:00 +0000
From independent.co
They know they can't sort out the mess of Brexit in 106 days, so why not have another day of farce and chaos instead?


Why Unesco was right to declare reggae a cultural treasure
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:42:42 +0000
From https:
Born in the back streets of Kingston in the 1950s, reggae is more than just popular music a it's an important social and political phenomenon


Jerry Seinfeld says Oscars got 'screwed' when Kevin Hart stepped down as host
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:33:38 +0000
From https:
Seinfeld is convinced Hart is 'going to be fine'


Taylor Swift's Reputation tour to debut on Netflix on New Year's Eve
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:02:00 +0000
From https:
The singer has revealed a Netflix film dedicated to her Reputation tour is set to debut on 31 December


Black Mirror season 5: Everything we know so far
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:41:00 +0000
From https:
As none other than Miley Cyrus is revealed to be the first cast member of the anthology series's new season


Method Man album review, Meth Lab Season 2 a The Lithium: Wu-Tang star's new record lacks chemistry
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:48:00 +0000
From https:
The US rapper takes another stab at mid-Noughties hip hop a and consequently fails to alchemise his rich history into anything that feels remotely fresh


'Cats': Taylor Swift and James Corden's roles revealed as full cast is announced
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:34:49 +0000
From https:
Swift is set to play Bombalurina in the forthcoming musical film


Christmas number ones: Every festive chart topper since records began, from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:09:06 +0000
From https:
Despite inexplicable popularity of Mr Blobby and Bob the Builder, British public has sent some pretty credible acts to the top of the tree


The 18 best Christmas songs, ranked: From Fairytale of New York to Santa Baby and Winter Wonderland
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0000
From https:
It's the most wonderful time of the year. As Christmas approaches, we pick the classic songs you need on your festive playlist


Game of Thrones season 8: Gwendoline Christie warns fans will 'need therapy' after finale
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:16:00 +0000
From https:
'It's going to make me incredibly emotional'


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: The Cure, Stevie Nicks and Radiohead among 2019 inductees
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:28:00 +0000
From https:
Inductees are recognised for having contributed 'over 25 years of musical excellence'


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Inside the museum where music history writes itself
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:05:00 +0000
From https:
The museum, which opened in 1995, is located in Cleveland, Ohio


Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Sadler's Wells, review: All-male reinvention of the world's favourite ballet is still a marvel
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:57:00 +0000
From https:
First seen in 1995, this revival of Matthew Bourne's spellbinding production is as urgent as ever


Kodak Black walks out of interview after Ebro mentions sexual assault case
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:24:00 +0000
From https:
Radio presenter later defended his questions in the interview, saying he did not want to ignore the 'serious allegations' against the 21-year-old rapper


Blurred Lines final verdict: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $5m to Marvin Gaye family
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:51:00 +0000
From https:
The five-year legal battle has been closely scrutinised by the music industry and sparked a number of similar copyright cases in recent years


New on Netflix in January 2019: Every movie and TV show joining, from Star Trek: Discovery to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:12:00 +0000
From https:
The streaming service is on-hand to cure your post-New Year blues


Aquaman was once the butt of the joke, now he's all muscles and raw charisma
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:10:00 +0000
From https:
As this history of the aquatic superhero shows, the DC Comics star has had to wait a long time to be cool, Clarisse Loughrey writes


Brokeback Mountain becomes most recent film preserved in Library of Congress for 'cultural, historical or aesthetic' significance
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:19:00 +0000
From https:
It was one of 25 films picked out of some 6,300 chosen by the public


The only shocking thing about Lars von Trier's mundane serial killer film is our appetite for misogynistic violence
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:43:00 +0000
From https:
Our columnist Lucy Jones argues that by simply presenting graphic images of violence against women in The House that Jack Built, the controversial Danish director does nothing that hasn't been done thousands of times before


Google most searched musicians 2018: From Demi Lovato to Travis Scott
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:44:00 +0000
From https:
The search engine's Year in Search report details what users around the world looked up the most over the past year


Netflix trailer for Trigger Warning with Killer Mike released
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:30:00 +0000
From https:
'In six episodes, we explore the human condition using nontraditional approaches,' the rapper said in a statement


'It's no fun if you're scared': Alex Honnold reflects on his historic free solo climb of El Capitan
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:04:00 +0000
From https:
Stephen Applebaum meets the audacious free climber who last year became the first to scale Yosemite's towering El Capitan with nothing but chalk and his rubber-soled rock shoes


Miley Cyrus confirms Black Mirror season 5 role on Howard Stern
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:24:00 +0000
From https:
Filming recently occurred in South Africa


The Mandalorian: Full cast of new Star Wars TV show includes Werner Herzog and Carl Weathers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:29:00 +0000
From https:
The story is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order


Resident Evil stuntwoman who suffered horrific injuries after motorbike crash sues for APS2.2m
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:57:00 +0000
From https:
Olivia Jackson, from South Africa, was known in the film industry for her death defying stunts as a body double for some of the top actors in Hollywood


Mary Poppins Returns review roundup: Emily Blunt praised as plot receives mixed reception
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:25:00 +0000
From https:
'The nostalgia here could easily have been very cloying. Instead, it adds to the richness and mystery'


Doctor Strange 2 confirmation teases Avengers: Endgame happy ending
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:21:00 +0000
From https:
Benedict Cumberbatch will return as the superhero despite 'dying' in the latest Avengers film


Avril Lavigne new album Head Above Water gets release date a her first record since Lyme disease diagnosis
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:41:17 +0000
From https:
The singer has also released a new single


Game of Thrones season 8: What the show's ending will be like, according to the cast and crew
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:30:00 +0000
From https:
Many people involved in production have weighed in, even if they've had to be very guarded about what they say


EastEnders set refurbishment to cost APS27m more than planned
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:13:00 +0000
From https:
The original EastEnders set was first shown in February 1985, and was only intended to be used for two years


Kanye West takes break from tweeting about trees to call for Bob Dylan collaboration
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:43:00 +0000
From https:
It wasn't immediately clear what form the collaboration would take


Taylor Swift uses facial recognition software at concert to identify stalkers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:33:00 +0000
From https:
A kiosk showing rehearsal clips at her 18 May show at the Rose Bowl, a yearly college football event, used hidden cameras to snap photos of guests


Fiona Bruce: The BBC's most dependable news anchor primed to succeed David Dimbleby on Question Time
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:14:00 +0000
From https:
Experienced newsreader, antiques hunter and one-time punk represents safe pair of hands


David Dimbleby leaves Question Time: The BBC's man for the big occasion bows out after 24 years
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:12:00 +0000
From https:
The veteran anchor known as a cool master of ceremonies is making way for Fiona Bruce


Warring Sides in Yemen Agree to Truce in Key Port City
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:12:38 GMT
From https:
In the biggest step toward peace in years, the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels have agreed to leave Hudaydah, a major conduit for humanitarian aid.


5 Takeaways About Theresa May’s (Sort of) Victory
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:21:38 GMT
From https:
The prime minister limps on after winning a no-confidence vote, but her deal is still on the ropes and a trip to Brussels probably won't help.

Second Canadian Arrested in China, Escalating Diplomatic Feud
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:18:59 GMT
From https:
China confirmed the arrest of Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur, and accused him and another Canadian of unspecified crimes undermining China's national security.


Clashes Over Trade and Detentions: What China, the U.S. and Canada Are Fighting Over
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:37:34 GMT
From https:
While the trade war between the United States and China has been put on hold, new disputes over a series of detentions have raised alarm on both sides of the Pacific.


Train Crash in Ankara, Turkey, Kills at Least 9 and Injures Dozens
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:46:41 GMT
From https:
A passenger train and a maintenance locomotive hit each other on a line that a union leader said had been reopened before a signaling upgrade was finished.


Leader of U.N. AIDS Agency to Step Down After Damning Review
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:09:33 GMT
From https:
Four independent experts called for a change of leadership, saying the director had "enabled a culture of harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power."


Pastor Charged With ‘Inciting Subversion’ as China Cracks Down on Churches
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:55:15 GMT
From https:
Wang Yi, one of China's best-known Protestant pastors, has been charged for "inciting subversion," suggesting a serious crackdown on religious groups.


Jailing Hundreds of Journalists Worldwide Is the ‘New Normal,’ Group Finds
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:01:03 GMT
From https:
The Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group, said more than 250 journalists were imprisoned worldwide for the third consecutive year.


Chase for Talent Pushes Tech Giants Far Beyond West Coast
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:35:15 GMT
From https:
Amazon and Google are aggressively opening offices outside of their Silicon Valley and Seattle hometowns. On Thursday, Apple said it would invest $1 billion in Austin, Tex.


Emissions, Yemen, Michael Cohen: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:12:21 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.


At War: Afghan War Casualty Report: Dec. 7-13
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:40:24 GMT
From https:
At least 152 pro-government forces and 11 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week.

Matter: Narrower Skulls, Oblong Brains: How Neanderthal DNA Still Shapes Us
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:23:38 GMT
From https:
Two genes inherited from our evolutionary cousins may affect skull shape and brain size even today. What that means for human behavior is a mystery.


Brexit: A Disunited Kingdom
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:01:40 GMT
From https:
Two and a half years after Britain's referendum on whether to leave the European Union, the country remains divided. We met with voters on both sides of the debate -- those who voted to leave and now feel betrayed, and those campaigning for a second referendum.

Michael Cohen, Theresa May, China: Your Thursday Briefing
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:15:43 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know.


The Physical and Spiritual Art of Capoeira
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:00:22 GMT
From https:
Our reporter and photographer went to Permangolinha, a three-day retreat where capoeira meets sustainable farming.


In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:23:51 GMT
From https:
To combat online misinformation and radicalization, one of the world's largest national internet literacy efforts is teaching students how to spot junk information.


Brexit, Michael Cohen, China: Your Thursday Briefing
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:50:04 GMT
From https:
Let us help you start your day.


Ukraine Court Rules Manafort Disclosure Caused ‘Meddling’ in U.S. Election
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:39:25 GMT
From https:
A prosecutor and a lawmaker broke the law by revealing details about possibly illegal payments earmarked for Paul Manafort, which "resulted in meddling" in the 2016 election, a court in Kiev said.


Caught Between Feuding Giants, Canada Fears Consequences
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:17:29 GMT
From https:
Fulfilling an extradition request from its ally and neighbor has left Canada vulnerable to actions by China, an increasingly important export market.


Peter Boizot, Founder of the PizzaExpress Chain, Dies at 89
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:38:14 GMT
From https:
He grew up on a limited diet, but in Italy he discovered pizza and took that love home to England, where an international success was born.


Theresa May Survives Leadership Challenge, but Brexit Plan Is Still in Peril
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:55:32 GMT
From https:
A party vote left her in power, but her government's plans on how to leave the European Union were left in disarray.


Putin’s Stasi ID Is Found in German Archive
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:13:04 GMT
From https:
Long before he was president of Russia, Vladimir Putin worked as a K.G.B. officer in Dresden in the former East Germany and had access to Germany's dreaded secret police.

After Backpacker’s Killing, New Zealand Looks Again at Violence Against Women
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:13:19 GMT
From https:
Thousands of people attended vigils to mourn the British tourist, Grace Millane, whose body was found last weekend. "It could have been one of us," a woman at a vigil said.


A Tense Victory for Theresa May, With a Humbling Concession
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:27:50 GMT
From https:
Mrs. May had offered herself as a pair of "safe hands" in negotiating Brexit. But she survived a confidence vote only after promising to eventually step down.

United Nations Dispatch: Runners Extend U.N.’s Reach, One Sweaty Huff After Another
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:12:23 GMT
From https:
United Nations representatives dispense with hierarchical diplomacy during runs in Central Park. It's "a bit like going to the sauna -- everyone is equal," said one from Finland.


Strictly Come Dancing hit by 'FIX' row as Joe Sugg fans 'discover voting loophole' ahead of finale
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:18 +0000
From https:
Strictly Come Dancing has been hit by a fix row in finale week as Joe Sugg's die-hard fans revealed a way they can vote for him to win, even if they don't live in the country reports The Mirror .


Mick Jagger's son Gabriel sports a birthday crown as he celebrates turning 21
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:22:45 +0000
From https:
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Gabriel (centre) was joined by his full-siblings including models Lizzy, 34, Georgia May, 26, who has dyed her blonde hair pink, and actor James, 33.


Trump revealed to have attended meeting where plan hatched to bury stories about his alleged affairs
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:19:21 +0000
From https:
President Donald Trump has been revealed to be the third man who attended a 2015 meeting where a plan was developed to keep the president's alleged affairs out of the press.


Businessman, 27, SURVIVES being shot in the back and head during ambush by heavily armed robbers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:18:47 +0000
From https:
David Esteves, 27, suffered two bullet wounds to his back and one to the temple when his white Honda Civic was surrounded by gunmen at traffic lights in Tijuca, north zone Rio de Janeiro.


Spot the Mars lander! NASA craft orbiting red planet snaps first images of InSight seen from space
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:13:30 +0000
From https:
While the space agency knew InSight had landed within an 81-mile-long (130 km) ellipse on the red planet, there was no way to determine exactly where it touched down within this region.


Transsexual 'warn others of the reality of becoming transexual'A
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:11:51 +0000
From https:
Leanne Mill had a sex change in Hove, East Sussex aged 34. She is speaking out to 'warn others of the reality of being a transsexual' but says she doesn't regret her surgery.


Virgin Galactic reaches the edge of SPACE for the first time in milestone test
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:57:21 +0000
From https:
The aerospace firm's SpaceShipTwo craft reached a boundary more than 50 miles above Earth on Thursday morning after blasting off on a critical flight test in the Mojave Desert.


WTA to allow Williams's controversial catsuit at tournaments, adds rankings protection for mothers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:44:49 +0000
From https:
The WTA will now allow the catsuit that Serena Williams wore at the French Open that was later banned, and players returning from maternity leave will now have added rankings protections.


Bomb threats reported at news outlets, government buildings, schools and businesses across the US
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:41:33 +0000
From https:
The NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau said in a tweet Thursday that the agency is monitoring the bombs threats demanding a payoff, but they are not considered credible.


ANOTHER lottery 'winner' claims they have missed out on APS200,000 scratchcard jackpot
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:31:24 +0000
From https:
Angela Mason, 57, fromA Willenhall, West Midlands, says she won last month - soon after Eric Walker, 56, of Sheffield was also refused the top prize for the same scratchcard.


Melania brings Christmas cheer to sick children in DC hospital
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:29:37 +0000
From https:
First lady Melania Trump brought some Christmas cheer to sick children at the Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. on Thursday.A A


Accused Russian honeytrap spy pleads GUILTY to plotting to infiltrate Republican party
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:25:16 +0000
From https:
Russian spy Maria Butina, 30, pleaded guilty to spying on behalf of the Putiun government to cultivate Republican circles through the National Rifle Association before Trump's election.


Real life 'shrink ray' can reduce 3D structures to one thousandth of their original size
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:19:44 +0000
From https:
Scientists at MIT can put all kinds of useful materials in the polymer before they shrink it such as metals, quantum dots and DNA.


I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack wows at star-studded Military AwardsA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:12:39 +0000
From https:
A host of celebrities descended on the red carpet for the Military Awards held at Banqueting House, Whitehall, London on Thursday.


Darling Winston, Remember to brush your teeth! Love, Mum
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:05:59 +0000
From https:
Ysenda Maxtone Graham picked out a selection of this year's best letters and diaries. Her picks include Darling Winston edited by David Lough which features letters between Churchill and his mother.


Having goose for Christmas lunch? Then donat read this!
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:05:43 +0000
From https:
Katya Edwards rounded up a selection of the best books on animals for gifts this Christmas. Her picks include Papa Goose by Michael Quetting and The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife.


Our critics select their pick of the yearas novels to put under the tree
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:05:30 +0000
From https:
The Daily Mail's literary critics rounded up a selection of the best novels from throughout the year. They chose books from across chick lit, historical, popular, crime and thriller.


Why are there no bad backs in Shakespeare?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:57 +0000
From https:
Nick Rennison picked out this year's best books on science. His selection includes Primate Change by Vybarr Cregan-Reid and Blueprint by Robert Plomin.


Woman was flooded with promotions for maternity clothes after daughter was stillborn
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:05 +0000
From https:
Anna England Kerr's daughter Clara was stillborn in June. Ms England Kerr, who lives in south London, said in the days after she saw several ads 'clearly intended' for pregnant women.


APS560m pension deficit cripples outsource firms:A Fears black hole will swamp industry
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:58:08 +0000
From https:
Mail analysis reveals that Britainas five major listed contractors - Interserve, G4S, Serco, Mitie Group and Serco - have a combined shortfall of more than half a billion pounds.


Tree-mendous! Inventive father-of-two cuts 26ft festive fir into three so it pokes through his roof
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:55:14 +0000
From https:
Colin Furze from Stamford in Lincolnshire cut down the Norway spruce himself before slicing it into three sections so it appeared to his two children to be bursting through the floors of his house.


ECB boss says not all countries have benefited from adopting the euro
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:52:14 +0000
From https:
Mario Draghi's comments came as he issued a gloomy forecast for the eu economy. The euro fell against other currencies as he warned growth was threatened by trade wars and protectionism.


It makes you want to blow your brains out: Mike Ashley's rant as Debenhams refuses his APS40m loan
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:50:50 +0000
From https:
The Sports Direct owner is furious with the retailer after he was forced to drastically cut the value of his near 30 per cent stake in Debenhams, wiping APS150m from his fortune.


Miss Universe contestants compete in swimsuit competition after xenophobia controversy
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:43:22 +0000
From https:
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers,A Miss Colombia Valeria Morales, andA Miss Australia Francesca Hung were all smiles during the Miss Universe preliminary swimsuit competition in Thailand on Thursday.


May is accused of putting power before harassment victims
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:39:43 +0000
From https:
Andrew Griffiths was given back the Tory whip yesterday in time for him to vote on confidence in Mrs May's party leadership.


Hailee Steinfeld 'splits with Niall Horan after a year of dating due to her insanely busy schedule'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:35:34 +0000
From https:
The pair were believed to have started dating in February, although neither of the pair ever publicly confirmed the romance.


Granddaughter of Julie Andrews tells of night of sex with Dax Shepard behind Kirsten Bell's back
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:29:40 +0000
From https:
Former model Kayti Edwards says she rekindled her romance with Dax in late 2009 - two years into his relationship with now wife Kristen - at a private party in Hollywood.


Angry neighbour leaves foul-mouthed note on ambulance windscreen after paramedics block them in
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:15:55 +0000
From https:
A handwritten expletive-ridden note was left on the windscreen of an ambulance in Manchester during a call-out to a critically ill patient. The author was angry that their driveway was blocked.


PIERS MORGAN: Thank God nobody wants to keep up with greedy, dumb, nudity-loving Kardashians anymore
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:14:23 +0000
From https:
RIP Kardashians. After 11 years, Americaas finally grown sick and tired of watching this freak-show. Ratings plunged. They have grown to represent everything thatas wrong about modern life.


Theresa Mayas husband steps in to replace her at military awards showA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:11:47 +0000
From https:
Mr May was pictured rubbing shoulders with the stars at the Sun Military Awards on Thursday night as he posed for photographs on the red carpet of the event without wife Theresa.


New expose claims Tesla's Model 3 car sent Elon Musk spiraling out of control
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:07:28 +0000
From https:
Musk announced the Model 3 in 2016 with a shockingly small $35,000 price tag. Around 325,000 put down $1,000 deposits to reserve one before they were even made.


Moment City banker, 47, accuses of murder 'pretended to be UNCONSCIOUS after police burst into flat'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:00:17 +0000
From https:
Police discovered Zahid Naseem, 47, lying with his eyes closed on the sofa when the blood-covered body of Christina Abbotts, 29, was lying naked and battered on the bed next door in a Crawley flat.


Indian man who molested woman on a US flight as his wife sat next to him sentenced to nine years
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:54:06 +0000
From https:
A man who molested a 22-year-old woman on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit as his wife sat next to him has been sentenced to nine years in a US prison, a Judge ruled on Thursday.


Formby schoolgirl and four adults are injured in savage dog attack
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:40:52 +0000
From https:
The 15-year-old girl and four others are being treated for injuries after they were bitten by the dog at about 1pm this afternoon in Formby, Merseyside.


APS250,000 London studio flat is most popular among house-hunters on Zoopla
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:38:33 +0000
From https:
Situated in the affluent area of Fulham, house hunters have been drawn to its enticing price tag. But, at just 114 square feet, buyers will note that the entire home is smaller than most double rooms.


Father-of-four who had both ears cut off awith a machetea dies in hospital
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:38:23 +0000
From https:
Sajed Choudry, 42, has died after the attack in Blackburn last month. He had both ears cut off and suffered a collapsed lung and a bleed on the brain. Three men and a boy face murder charges.


Stunning hyperrealistic paintings and sculptures trick viewers into thinking they're photographs
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:34:15 +0000
From https:
The Opera Gallery in Mayfair, London is holdings its new exhibition, Beyond Reality, until the end of December featuring nine of the worldas most acclaimed hyperrealist artists.


Non-medicinal options advised to soothe teething babies
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:29:08 +0000
From https:
The review by the UK-based Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency found teething gels containing lidocaine should only be used when non-medicinal options don't work.


England legends Gary Lineker and Peter Shilton clash over Brexit
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:13:46 +0000
From https:
The Match of the Day host also told former teammate Chris Waddle to 'stick to football' when he said it would be best if Theresa May left the EU with no deal. He was accused of breaching BBC guidelines.


Schoolboy, 11, to celebrate his last Christmas after he is given six months to live
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:10:34 +0000
From https:
Reece Probert, from south Staffordshire, seemed perfectly healthy just last month, but his mother Jenna, 31, took him to the doctors when he suddenly developed a limp and then a slur.


Chelsea Women's star Karen Carney reveals she gets more abuse for doing punditry work as a female
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:04:26 +0000
From https:
Chelsea Women's star Karen Carney has revealed that she faces more discrimination as a female football pundit than she does as a football player.


'Devastated' brides-to-be forced to cancel weddings after firm folds
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:40:57 +0000
From https:
Burnhouse Manor Hotel in Ayrshire and Crowwood House Hotel in Chryston, North Lanarkshire, run by Halo Hotels Ltd, folded on December 4. As a result of the firm folding couples have lost up to APS10,000.


England's best and worst performing primary schools are revealed
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:29:59 +0000
From https:
Poor pupils will not catch up with those better off until 2070 if the pace of change remains the same as since 2011, according to analysis of the Department for Education figures released today.


Alzheimer's is linked to blood transfusions
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:29:40 +0000
From https:
Between 1958 and 1985, short children globally were given hormones from cadavers to help spur their growth. It was banned over fears it caused a brain disease - and now dementia, a paper says.


Armed police storm Ryanair flight after a fight breaks out
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:26:06 +0000
From https:
Customers meant to be flying to Lisbon described the 'scary' moment the jet was turned back to Britain after 15 minutes in the air when two men started fighting over a broken mobile today.


How much do YOU know about meningitis?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:24:54 +0000
From https:
The Bristol-based Meningitis Research Foundation has released a quiz to test people's knowledge of the deadly brain infection amid fears of a spike in cases over winter.


Factory robot malfunctions and skewers Chinese worker
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:15:44 +0000
From https:
A factory worker in China survived after a rogue robot malfunctioned and plunged ten huge steel spikes into his chest and arm.


Drone footage shows BBC's vast 87m EastEnders set being built
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:56:26 +0000
From https:
APS49,000 was spent on brick samples, however the new set in Hertfordshire is going to have real bricks, unlike the old one which has facades.


Mother's torment as judge rules doctors should allow her severely-ill 11-month-old baby to die
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:32:58 +0000
From https:
Mr Justice Hayden (pictured) said doctors could stop providing 'futile' life-support treatment to the youngster at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.


NHS administrator led secret double life as online paedophile
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:30:57 +0000
From https:
Laura Nixon-Corfield, 33, (pictured) from Manchester, swapped explicit pictures of youngsters with the man along with shocking messages.


One woman a week suffers a deadly IVF side effect
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:30:22 +0000
From https:
A new report from a fertility regulator reveals 52 women in the UK were diagnosed with severe or critical ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome between 2017 and 2018.


Four Weddings and a Funeral cast shoot sequel for Red Nose Day
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:26:56 +0000
From https:
The cast of Four Wedddings and a Funeral have started shooting the short film sequel for Red Nose Day.


'Acid House' fraudster built a bizarre contraption to con victims
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:21:45 +0000
From https:
Tony Muldowney-Colston, who once organised acid raves, turned his hand to fraud. The Brighton-based conman built this strange machine to gain access to bank accounts.


Could eating DIRT be the cure for obesity? Soil may flush fat out, study suggests
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:12:30 +0000
From https:
Researchers at the University of South Australia have accidentally discovered that a particular kind of clay 'attracts' and binds to to flush it out of the body better than a weight-loss drug.


Masked raider able to rob APS370 from bank as manager afraid to quiz him over mask
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:11:13 +0000
From https:
Simon Jones, 38, waited behind other customers at the NatWest in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, for a quarter of an hour while wearing the suspicious items of clothing.


Strictly Come Dancing hit by 'FIX' row as Joe Sugg fans 'discover voting loophole' ahead of finale
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:18 GMT
From https:
Strictly Come Dancing has been hit by a fix row in finale week as Joe Sugg's die-hard fans revealed a way they can vote for him to win, even if they don't live in the country reports The Mirror .


Mick Jagger's son Gabriel sports a birthday crown as he celebrates turning 21
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:22:45 GMT
From https:
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Gabriel (centre) was joined by his full-siblings including models Lizzy, 34, Georgia May, 26, who has dyed her blonde hair pink, and actor James, 33.


Trump revealed to have attended meeting where plan hatched to bury stories about his alleged affairs
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:19:21 GMT
From https:
President Donald Trump has been revealed to be the third man who attended a 2015 meeting where a plan was developed to keep the president's alleged affairs out of the press.


Businessman, 27, SURVIVES being shot in the back and head during ambush by heavily armed robbers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:18:47 GMT
From https:
David Esteves, 27, suffered two bullet wounds to his back and one to the temple when his white Honda Civic was surrounded by gunmen at traffic lights in Tijuca, north zone Rio de Janeiro.


Spot the Mars lander! NASA craft orbiting red planet snaps first images of InSight seen from space
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:13:30 GMT
From https:
While the space agency knew InSight had landed within an 81-mile-long (130 km) ellipse on the red planet, there was no way to determine exactly where it touched down within this region.


Transsexual 'warn others of the reality of becoming transexual'A
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:11:51 GMT
From https:
Leanne Mill had a sex change in Hove, East Sussex aged 34. She is speaking out to 'warn others of the reality of being a transsexual' but says she doesn't regret her surgery.


Virgin Galactic reaches the edge of SPACE for the first time in milestone test
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:57:21 GMT
From https:
The aerospace firm's SpaceShipTwo craft reached a boundary more than 50 miles above Earth on Thursday morning after blasting off on a critical flight test in the Mojave Desert.


WTA to allow Williams's controversial catsuit at tournaments, adds rankings protection for mothers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:44:49 GMT
From https:
The WTA will now allow the catsuit that Serena Williams wore at the French Open that was later banned, and players returning from maternity leave will now have added rankings protections.


Bomb threats reported at news outlets, government buildings, schools and businesses across the US
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:41:33 GMT
From https:
The NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau said in a tweet Thursday that the agency is monitoring the bombs threats demanding a payoff, but they are not considered credible.


ANOTHER lottery 'winner' claims they have missed out on APS200,000 scratchcard jackpot
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:31:24 GMT
From https:
Angela Mason, 57, fromA Willenhall, West Midlands, says she won last month - soon after Eric Walker, 56, of Sheffield was also refused the top prize for the same scratchcard.


Melania brings Christmas cheer to sick children in DC hospital
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:29:37 GMT
From https:
First lady Melania Trump brought some Christmas cheer to sick children at the Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. on Thursday.A A


Accused Russian honeytrap spy pleads GUILTY to plotting to infiltrate Republican party
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:25:16 GMT
From https:
Russian spy Maria Butina, 30, pleaded guilty to spying on behalf of the Putiun government to cultivate Republican circles through the National Rifle Association before Trump's election.


Real life 'shrink ray' can reduce 3D structures to one thousandth of their original size
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:19:44 GMT
From https:
Scientists at MIT can put all kinds of useful materials in the polymer before they shrink it such as metals, quantum dots and DNA.


I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack wows at star-studded Military AwardsA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:12:39 GMT
From https:
A host of celebrities descended on the red carpet for the Military Awards held at Banqueting House, Whitehall, London on Thursday.


Darling Winston, Remember to brush your teeth! Love, Mum
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:05:59 GMT
From https:
Ysenda Maxtone Graham picked out a selection of this year's best letters and diaries. Her picks include Darling Winston edited by David Lough which features letters between Churchill and his mother.


Having goose for Christmas lunch? Then donat read this!
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:05:43 GMT
From https:
Katya Edwards rounded up a selection of the best books on animals for gifts this Christmas. Her picks include Papa Goose by Michael Quetting and The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife.


Our critics select their pick of the yearas novels to put under the tree
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:05:30 GMT
From https:
The Daily Mail's literary critics rounded up a selection of the best novels from throughout the year. They chose books from across chick lit, historical, popular, crime and thriller.


Why are there no bad backs in Shakespeare?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:57 GMT
From https:
Nick Rennison picked out this year's best books on science. His selection includes Primate Change by Vybarr Cregan-Reid and Blueprint by Robert Plomin.


Woman was flooded with promotions for maternity clothes after daughter was stillborn
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:05 GMT
From https:
Anna England Kerr's daughter Clara was stillborn in June. Ms England Kerr, who lives in south London, said in the days after she saw several ads 'clearly intended' for pregnant women.


APS560m pension deficit cripples outsource firms:A Fears black hole will swamp industry
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:58:08 GMT
From https:
Mail analysis reveals that Britainas five major listed contractors - Interserve, G4S, Serco, Mitie Group and Serco - have a combined shortfall of more than half a billion pounds.


Tree-mendous! Inventive father-of-two cuts 26ft festive fir into three so it pokes through his roof
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:55:14 GMT
From https:
Colin Furze from Stamford in Lincolnshire cut down the Norway spruce himself before slicing it into three sections so it appeared to his two children to be bursting through the floors of his house.


ECB boss says not all countries have benefited from adopting the euro
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:52:14 GMT
From https:
Mario Draghi's comments came as he issued a gloomy forecast for the eu economy. The euro fell against other currencies as he warned growth was threatened by trade wars and protectionism.


It makes you want to blow your brains out: Mike Ashley's rant as Debenhams refuses his APS40m loan
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:50:50 GMT
From https:
The Sports Direct owner is furious with the retailer after he was forced to drastically cut the value of his near 30 per cent stake in Debenhams, wiping APS150m from his fortune.


May is accused of putting power before harassment victims
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:39:43 GMT
From https:
Andrew Griffiths was given back the Tory whip yesterday in time for him to vote on confidence in Mrs May's party leadership.


Hailee Steinfeld 'splits with Niall Horan after a year of dating due to her insanely busy schedule'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:35:34 GMT
From https:
The pair were believed to have started dating in February, although neither of the pair ever publicly confirmed the romance.


Granddaughter of Julie Andrews tells of night of sex with Dax Shepard behind Kirsten Bell's back
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:29:40 GMT
From https:
Former model Kayti Edwards says she rekindled her romance with Dax in late 2009 - two years into his relationship with now wife Kristen - at a private party in Hollywood.


Angry neighbour leaves foul-mouthed note on ambulance windscreen after paramedics block them in
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:15:55 GMT
From https:
A handwritten expletive-ridden note was left on the windscreen of an ambulance in Manchester during a call-out to a critically ill patient. The author was angry that their driveway was blocked.


PIERS MORGAN: Thank God nobody wants to keep up with greedy, dumb, nudity-loving Kardashians anymore
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:14:23 GMT
From https:
RIP Kardashians. After 11 years, Americaas finally grown sick and tired of watching this freak-show. Ratings plunged. They have grown to represent everything thatas wrong about modern life.


Theresa Mayas husband steps in to replace her at military awards showA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:11:47 GMT
From https:
Mr May was pictured rubbing shoulders with the stars at the Sun Military Awards on Thursday night as he posed for photographs on the red carpet of the event without wife Theresa.


New expose claims Tesla's Model 3 car sent Elon Musk spiraling out of control
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:07:28 GMT
From https:
Musk announced the Model 3 in 2016 with a shockingly small $35,000 price tag. Around 325,000 put down $1,000 deposits to reserve one before they were even made.


Moment City banker, 47, accuses of murder 'pretended to be UNCONSCIOUS after police burst into flat'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:00:17 GMT
From https:
Police discovered Zahid Naseem, 47, lying with his eyes closed on the sofa when the blood-covered body of Christina Abbotts, 29, was lying naked and battered on the bed next door in a Crawley flat.


Indian man who molested woman on a US flight as his wife sat next to him sentenced to nine years
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:54:06 GMT
From https:
A man who molested a 22-year-old woman on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit as his wife sat next to him has been sentenced to nine years in a US prison, a Judge ruled on Thursday.


Formby schoolgirl and four adults are injured in savage dog attack
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:40:52 GMT
From https:
The 15-year-old girl and four others are being treated for injuries after they were bitten by the dog at about 1pm this afternoon in Formby, Merseyside.


APS250,000 London studio flat is most popular among house-hunters on Zoopla
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:38:33 GMT
From https:
Situated in the affluent area of Fulham, house hunters have been drawn to its enticing price tag. But, at just 114 square feet, buyers will note that the entire home is smaller than most double rooms.


Father-of-four who had both ears cut off awith a machetea dies in hospital
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:38:23 GMT
From https:
Sajed Choudry, 42, has died after the attack in Blackburn last month. He had both ears cut off and suffered a collapsed lung and a bleed on the brain. Three men and a boy face murder charges.


Stunning hyperrealistic paintings and sculptures trick viewers into thinking they're photographs
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:34:15 GMT
From https:
The Opera Gallery in Mayfair, London is holdings its new exhibition, Beyond Reality, until the end of December featuring nine of the worldas most acclaimed hyperrealist artists.


England legends Gary Lineker and Peter Shilton clash over Brexit
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:13:46 GMT
From https:
The Match of the Day host also told former teammate Chris Waddle to 'stick to football' when he said it would be best if Theresa May left the EU with no deal. He was accused of breaching BBC guidelines.


Chelsea Women's star Karen Carney reveals she gets more abuse for doing punditry work as a female
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:04:26 GMT
From https:
Chelsea Women's star Karen Carney has revealed that she faces more discrimination as a female football pundit than she does as a football player.


'Devastated' brides-to-be forced to cancel weddings after firm folds
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:40:57 GMT
From https:
Burnhouse Manor Hotel in Ayrshire and Crowwood House Hotel in Chryston, North Lanarkshire, run by Halo Hotels Ltd, folded on December 4. As a result of the firm folding couples have lost up to APS10,000.


England's best and worst performing primary schools are revealed
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:29:59 GMT
From https:
Poor pupils will not catch up with those better off until 2070 if the pace of change remains the same as since 2011, according to analysis of the Department for Education figures released today.


Armed police storm Ryanair flight after a fight breaks out
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:26:06 GMT
From https:
Customers meant to be flying to Lisbon described the 'scary' moment the jet was turned back to Britain after 15 minutes in the air when two men started fighting over a broken mobile today.


Factory robot malfunctions and skewers Chinese worker
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:15:44 GMT
From https:
A factory worker in China survived after a rogue robot malfunctioned and plunged ten huge steel spikes into his chest and arm.


Drone footage shows BBC's vast 87m EastEnders set being built
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:56:26 GMT
From https:
APS49,000 was spent on brick samples, however the new set in Hertfordshire is going to have real bricks, unlike the old one which has facades.


Mother's torment as judge rules doctors should allow her severely-ill 11-month-old baby to die
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:32:58 GMT
From https:
Mr Justice Hayden (pictured) said doctors could stop providing 'futile' life-support treatment to the youngster at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.


NHS administrator led secret double life as online paedophile
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:30:57 GMT
From https:
Laura Nixon-Corfield, 33, (pictured) from Manchester, swapped explicit pictures of youngsters with the man along with shocking messages.


Four Weddings and a Funeral cast shoot sequel for Red Nose Day
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:26:56 GMT
From https:
The cast of Four Wedddings and a Funeral have started shooting the short film sequel for Red Nose Day.


'Acid House' fraudster built a bizarre contraption to con victims
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:21:45 GMT
From https:
Tony Muldowney-Colston, who once organised acid raves, turned his hand to fraud. The Brighton-based conman built this strange machine to gain access to bank accounts.


Masked raider able to rob APS370 from bank as manager afraid to quiz him over mask
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:11:13 GMT
From https:
Simon Jones, 38, waited behind other customers at the NatWest in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, for a quarter of an hour while wearing the suspicious items of clothing.


Is Neanderthal DNA affecting the shape of your HEAD?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:10:43 GMT
From https:
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany compared casts of Neanderthal skulls with modern human skulls.


Judge blasts 'scandalous waste' of APS200,000 taxpayers' money on protestor's bid for payout
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:02:40 GMT
From https:
Jed Miller, 26, claimed he was assaulted and branded a 'tw*t' while being arrested at a Guy Fawkes Night protest outside Parliament in London. His case against the police was dismissed.


University law society disbands after row over students who swapped racist messages
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:02:06 GMT
From https:
The messages (pictured) were allegedly sent among members of the University of Exeter's Bracton Law Society, made up of students destined to become lawyers and barristers.


Keith Richards says he 'stopped drinking a year ago'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:45:58 GMT
From https:
Keith Richards, 75, said he will be sober onstage for the Rolling Stones' US tour next year, which kicks off in April in Miami.The legendary guitarist was well known for his drug use and decadent lifestyle.


Couple claim they were forced to leave 16th century Cotswold pub due to 'hostile' locals
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:42:56 GMT
From https:
Stephen Allely, 59, and Jacqueline Harding, 58, bought the Grade II listed Fox and Hounds (pictured), in Great Wolford, Warwickshire, after the previous landlady became ill.


Chilling CCTV shows final moments of schoolgirl, 14, murdered in Wolverhampton
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:30:48 GMT
From https:
Viktorija Sokolova, 14, sneaked out of her house in Wolverhampton to meet a boy she has been exchanging Facebook messages with on April 11 this year.


Former Cambridge University rugby player, 23, is jailed for 15 months for sex assault
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:27:25 GMT
From https:
Oluwadamilola Erogbogbo (pictured) had a row with a girl in a nightclub, before following her back to her Cambridge University room and undressing and climbing on top of her, a court heard.


Alabama mother arrested for photographing herself performing a sex act on her four-year-old son
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:54:29 GMT
From https:
Krystal Sanspree, 30, and Corey Ashton Steele, 32, were arrested for child sexual abuse in Foley, Alabama, this week after police received a tip from a concerned source and launched an investigation.


Colorado hockey coach pleads guilty to molesting two boys
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:52:27 GMT
From https:
Andrew Vanderwal, a 28-year-old former hockey coach, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Fort Collins, Colorado to molesting two young boys.


Angry residents point guns, slash tires and throw rocks at Waymo's autonomous vans
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:48:22 GMT
From https:
Arizona police recorded 21 incidents in the past two years concerning vigilante citizens who have hurled rocks, pointed guns at and slashed the tires of Waymo's autonomous vans.


Amazon executives answer to angry council members and protesters who oppose $3billion tax break
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:37:34 GMT
From https:
Amazon executives answered to protesters in New York on Wednesday as they attended a meeting at City Hall to discuss plans to open a second headquarters with a $3billion tax break.


Postmates unveils Wall-E lookalike bot that can autonomously deliver your lunch to your doorstep
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:26:49 GMT
From https:
The four-wheeled rover closely resembles a brightly colored cooler, except it has huge, saucer-shaped eyes and an array of cameras meant to help it navigate the streets.


Trump revealed to have attended meeting where plan hatched to bury stories about his alleged affairs
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:19:21 GMT
From https:
President Donald Trump has been revealed to be the third man who attended a 2015 meeting where a plan was developed to keep the president's alleged affairs out of the press.


Emergency workers removing car from icy river find man alive inside
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:14:45 GMT
From https:
Michael Funn was dramatically rescued from the Klamath River just before 5:30am Wednesday.


Spot the Mars lander! NASA craft orbiting red planet snaps first images of InSight seen from space
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:13:30 GMT
From https:
While the space agency knew InSight had landed within an 81-mile-long (130 km) ellipse on the red planet, there was no way to determine exactly where it touched down within this region.


Texas teenager suspended from USA Hockey indefinitely after brutal attack against an opponent
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:11:43 GMT
From https:
An unnamed Texas teenager has been suspended from USA Hockey indefinitely after brutally attacking an opponent during a game amongst high school students on Sunday.


Jerry Seinfeld says Kevin Hartas Oscars withdrawal is Academyas loss in interview to air on NBC
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:09:43 GMT
From https:
Jerry Seinfeld has called Kevin Hart's decision to step down from hosting the Oscar's after homophobic tweets from 2009-2011 resurfaced a loss for the Academy in an interview for NBC.


Schiff calls on the Justice Department to scrap rules forbidding indictment of a sitting president
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:05:12 GMT
From https:
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff isA calling for a rewrite of Justice Department guidelines that bar the indictment of a sitting president, following Michael Cohen's sentencing.


Toyota recalls over 133,000 pickups and SUVs in the US
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:59:25 GMT
From https:
Toyota is recalling nearly 143,000 SUVs and pickups in the US amid air bag and brake problems.The first recall covers 89,700 land cruisers and LX 570 models.


Virgin Galactic reaches the edge of SPACE for the first time in milestone test
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:57:21 GMT
From https:
The aerospace firm's SpaceShipTwo craft reached a boundary more than 50 miles above Earth on Thursday morning after blasting off on a critical flight test in the Mojave Desert.


Illinois hunter shoots what could be largest buck on record for the U.S. with 51-point antler score
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:53:38 GMT
From https:
Keith Szablewski of Johnson City, Illinois, was surprised to shoot a possibly record-breaking, unique buck at the opening of shotgun season.


Lifesaving 911 tip-off allowed cops to get to middle school BEFORE teenage shooter who shot himself
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:52:00 GMT
From https:
A 14-year-old boy killed himself with a gunshot wound to the head inside Indiana's Dennis Middle School Thursday after he exchanged gunfire with police, investigators said.


WTA to allow Williams's controversial catsuit at tournaments, adds rankings protection for mothers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:44:49 GMT
From https:
The WTA will now allow the catsuit that Serena Williams wore at the French Open that was later banned, and players returning from maternity leave will now have added rankings protections.


Bomb threats reported at news outlets, government buildings, schools and businesses across the US
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:41:33 GMT
From https:
The NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau said in a tweet Thursday that the agency is monitoring the bombs threats demanding a payoff, but they are not considered credible.


Wife cries, hugs husband after a cop shot the suspected carjacker dead on a Mexican street
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:33:32 GMT
From https:
A cop shot Eduardo Cardenas Mondragon dead in a standoff on a Mexico City street after the 20-year-old allegedly refused to put down his weapon during a carjacking attempt.


FBI kept files on three climate change campaigners in their sixties
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:29:59 GMT
From https:
Three climate change campaigners were the subject of an FBI file after they were arrested for taking part in a peaceful protest at a BP plant in Indiana in May 2016.


Melania brings Christmas cheer to sick children in DC hospital
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:29:37 GMT
From https:
First lady Melania Trump brought some Christmas cheer to sick children at the Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. on Thursday.A A


Accused Russian honeytrap spy pleads GUILTY to plotting to infiltrate Republican party
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:25:16 GMT
From https:
Russian spy Maria Butina, 30, pleaded guilty to spying on behalf of the Putiun government to cultivate Republican circles through the National Rifle Association before Trump's election.


Cinder the bear whose paws were burned in wildfire shot dead by a hunter
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:21:38 GMT
From https:
Wildlife officials in Washington state recovered the skeletal remains of the five-year-old Cinder in her den in September, nearly a year after her GPS collar stopped transmitting.


Family of teen accused of stabbing to death his pregnant ex-girlfriend speak outA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:20:18 GMT
From https:
Aaron Trejo's maternal aunt, Alexzaundra Patton-Manu, suggested that a sports injury from earlier this year might have 'messed with his mind' before he allegedly killed Breana Rouhselang.


Real life 'shrink ray' can reduce 3D structures to one thousandth of their original size
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:19:44 GMT
From https:
Scientists at MIT can put all kinds of useful materials in the polymer before they shrink it such as metals, quantum dots and DNA.


Cybill Shepherd says Les Moonves cancelled her sitcom when she refused to have sex with him
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:12:48 GMT
From https:
'Well, he did, uh his assistant and my assistant made a dinner date and we went to it and he was, well he was telling me his wife didn't turn him on, some mistress didn't turn him on,' said Shepherd.


Judge's $95million lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen lifts lid on prankster's deceitful tactics
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:10:48 GMT
From https:
Alabama's former Chief Justice Roy Moore claimed in a $95million lawsuit Wednesday that his appearance agreement on Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? is void due to contractual lies.


Queer Eye star Tan France claims he is being racially profiled by TSA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:57:22 GMT
From https:
France said a TSA agent told him his name is currently on a 'list of concern'. The British fashion designer has TSA Precheck, which means he can usually get through security in '15 minutes'.


Google Maps will now show you where to rent the nearest Lime scooter or bike in your city
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:50:05 GMT
From https:
To access the feature, users enter their destination in the Maps app and then navigate to the transit icon. If a Lime vehicle is available, Maps will show a price and update their travel time.


Human remains found in Florida believed to be missing woman
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:36:10 GMT
From https:
Police found the remains in a field in Miami Gardens, Florida late Wednesday as part of their investigation intoA Lynda Meier's 2010 disappearance.


US army veteran ,84, dies after staff at a nursing after his infected genitals rot
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:34:04 GMT
From https:
York Spratling died shortly after undergoing surgery to remove dead tissue from his gangrenous genitals. His family say staff at a care home in Florida failed to wash him and properly care for him.


Granddaughter of Julie Andrews tells of night of sex with Dax Shepard behind Kirsten Bell's back
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:29:40 GMT
From https:
Former model Kayti Edwards says she rekindled her romance with Dax in late 2009 - two years into his relationship with now wife Kristen - at a private party in Hollywood.


Two white high school students face hate crime charges over racist online chat about teacher
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:27:16 GMT
From https:
The male and female student, both 16, were caught sending the instant messages to each other using school-issued computers on Monday atA Flagler Palm Coast High School in Florida.


Stunning high-resolution images of disks swirling around 20 young stars outside of our solar system
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:26:56 GMT
From https:
The study has revealed new insight on the potential abundance of Jupiter-sized young planets in other corners of the Milky Way, and suggests our solar system may not be unique.


Fox meteorologist and mother-of-two, 35, kills herself after undergoing lasik eye surgery
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:23:37 GMT
From https:
Jessica Starr, 35, worked for WJBK Fox 2 since 2011. On Thursday morning, her colleagues in Detroit, Michigan, cried as they announced her death on the air.


PIERS MORGAN: Thank God nobody wants to keep up with greedy, dumb, nudity-loving Kardashians anymore
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:14:23 GMT
From https:
RIP Kardashians. After 11 years, Americaas finally grown sick and tired of watching this freak-show. Ratings plunged. They have grown to represent everything thatas wrong about modern life.


'Manley Stan Lee': Jimmy Kimmel pays tribute to the Marvel Legend
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:11:34 GMT
From https:
'When I was about seven years old. Possibly eight years old, I was living in Brooklyn. I loved Stan Lee and so I drew a picture of Stan Lee as a superhero. And I asked my mom to mail it to him.'


Chinaas economy is 'only in trouble because of me' says Trump
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:08:59 GMT
From https:
Beijing is struggling under the weight of his tariffs, Trump said, which have brought in billions in the four months since he imposed them.


New expose claims Tesla's Model 3 car sent Elon Musk spiraling out of control
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:07:28 GMT
From https:
Musk announced the Model 3 in 2016 with a shockingly small $35,000 price tag. Around 325,000 put down $1,000 deposits to reserve one before they were even made.


The Real's Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai 'feuding with Tamera Mowry-Housley'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:05:26 GMT
From https:
An insider tells DailyMail.com tensions have flared on set of The Real after Tamera Mowry-Housley and Loni Love refused to support Adrienne and Jeannie's request for a higher salary.


Ex-UCLA player smashes FOUR shots in a row during basketball shooting contest
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:02:36 GMT
From https:
Nicole Kornet, 25,A won a half-time super shot challengeA during a college basketball match in Los Angeles. She finished by netting a half-court shot, however she wasn't eligible for the prize.


Chihuahua and crow look like they're playing - or is bird working out if it can carry pooch off?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:02:28 GMT
From https:
Dante the Chihuahua charges at the large crow while enjoying a walk on the beach. Each time he runs the bird hovers closely above him and follows the pup back towards his owners.


Moment City banker, 47, accuses of murder 'pretended to be UNCONSCIOUS after police burst into flat'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:00:17 GMT
From https:
Police discovered Zahid Naseem, 47, lying with his eyes closed on the sofa when the blood-covered body of Christina Abbotts, 29, was lying naked and battered on the bed next door in a Crawley flat.


Customers eating tacos are terrorized when gunmen rob the crowded Mexico City shop
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:59:57 GMT
From https:
Shocking video footage taken from the eatery's surveillance system captured the moment the men entered the restaurant, in Nezahualcoyotl, at 8:50pm on Saturday night.


Man dies after getting stuck in a clothes donation bin he was trying to steal from in Texas
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:57:29 GMT
From https:
A man has died in Texas after getting stuck in the drop shoot of a donation bin he was trying to steal from, police have said. The body was found at the Arbor Park Shopping Center.


Indian man who molested woman on a US flight as his wife sat next to him sentenced to nine years
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:54:06 GMT
From https:
A man who molested a 22-year-old woman on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit as his wife sat next to him has been sentenced to nine years in a US prison, a Judge ruled on Thursday.


Three people who went missing in coal mine for four days in West Virginia are found alive
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:50:09 GMT
From https:
Kayla Williams (right), 25, Erica Treadway, 31, and Cody Beverly (inset), 21, were found alive Wednesday in a coal mine in West Virginia. They had been missing since Saturday.


KFC releases fried chicken-scented firelogs for Christmas
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:44:30 GMT
From https:
The fast-food chain revealed its latest invention on Thursday. The fried chicken-scented firelogs cost $19 each and are available online for a limited time only ahead of the holidays this year.


Report shows 'house pies' on display in New York pizzerias are larger than pizzas sold by the box
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:44:24 GMT
From https:
A New York Post investigation shows that it's not uncommon for pizza pies in display cases of pizzerias to be larger than the pies that are sold by the box for takeout and delivery.


Pregnant mum-of-two says boyfriend's Fortnite addiction ruined her family
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:42:09 GMT
From https:
Grace Campbell, 21, described how Luke James Munday, 26, the mop-haired IT nerd she had dated since she was just 16, turned into an 'angry person' who would play all night.


President Trump slams Mika Brzezinski for using homophobic slur
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:36:18 GMT
From https:
Joe Scarborough made the announcement at the top of the episode, stating: 'Mika has the day off with her family, a long-planned family event which she's sorry she's not here.'


Wisconsin community lights up a 'Tree of Hope' to show they're not giving up on finding Jayme Closs
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:36:17 GMT
From https:
Hundreds of people in Barron, Wisconsin turned out to light a 'Tree of Hope' to show the community still believes missing Jayme Closs, 13, is still alive, after going missing when her parents were killed.


Stunning hyperrealistic paintings and sculptures trick viewers into thinking they're photographs
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:34:15 GMT
From https:
The Opera Gallery in Mayfair, London is holdings its new exhibition, Beyond Reality, until the end of December featuring nine of the worldas most acclaimed hyperrealist artists.


Ex-wife of confessed killer testifies in Denise Williams' murder trial
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:10:35 GMT
From https:
The third day of the love triangle murder trial got underway on Thursday where Denise Williams, 48, is accused of plotting to murder her high school sweetheart husband Mike Williams.


Trump attacks Cohen's family and claims payoff deal with National Enquirer was NOT a crime
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:06:59 GMT
From https:
President Donald Trump tore into former lawyer Michael Cohen, claiming he misled prosectors to keep his family out of jail then defended a hush agreement with a Playboy model.


Single women more likely to buy own home, single men tend to rent, study America's 50 biggest cities
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:42:32 GMT
From https:
Single women now own about 22 percent of the homes in America's largest metropolitan areas, outpacing men who only own less than 13 percent of homes, according to a new report.


7-year-old girl dies in Customs and Border Protection custody
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:39:33 -0500
From https:
A 7-year-old girl suffering from dehydration reportedly died in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection after falling ill last week. The little girl, who was traveling from Guatemala with her father, was detained on Oct. 6 along with a group of migrants who turned themselves in to US agents along a desolate stretch...


McClatchy bid to buy Tribune Publishing reportedly falls apart
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:38:41 -0500
From https:
The McClatchy Co. bid to buy Tribune Publishing a owner of the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and the struggling Daily News a has reportedly broken down. Or at least the chance to talk exclusively has expired. Tribune is now meeting with other potential buyers, according to Bloomberg, which first reported Thursday that the talks...


Coltsa hot streak wonat carry them past Cowboys
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:36:36 -0500
From https:
Dave Tuley, senior reporter at VSiN, joins The Postas Bettoras Guide for the 2018 NFL season. His handicapping pieces appear in VSiNas online magazine, Point Spread Weekly. Cowboys (+3) over COLTS: The Colts, winners of six of their past seven, are hot (except for that inexplicable 6-0 loss at Jacksonville), but the Cowboys have won...


Jets have chance to make a statement vs. superior Texans
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:54 -0500
From https:
The level of competition elevates this week for the Jets. Will they elevate with it? A week removed from their rousing 27-23 comeback victory at Buffalo a a win that immeasurably lifted the spirits of a team mired in a six-game losing streak a the Jets (4-9) face a game against the Texans (9-4) Saturday...


John Sterling is returning to the sport that gave him his start
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:08:12 -0500
From https:
When one pictures John Sterling, itas in one place: stationed behind the microphone for one of the thousands of Yankees radio broadcasts heas done over the past 30 years. But there was life before pinstripes for Sterling. There was the late-night talk show host in Baltimore in the 1960s who peppered in sports segments, which...


Eliza Dushku received $9.5M settlement over misconduct on aBulla set: report
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:03:26 -0500
From https:
During her time on set, Dushku says that series star Michael Weatherly repeatedly made sexual remarks and jokes in her presence.


Kate Walsh ignores flasher at holiday party
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:50:53 -0500
From https:
aShe approached guests and asked, aDo you want to see my ta-ats?a


NYPD precinct boss turns jail cells into holiday display
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:49:00 -0500
From https:
Welcome to the jingle cells! A festive Bronx precinct boss turned the drabby old pens in his stationhouse into the boroughas answer to the Saks Fifth Avenue windows a using lights, tinsel, elves and other decor to spread holiday cheer. aThe whole purpose is to bring the community to our house,a commanding officer Deputy Inspector...


The aposter childa for bail reform is no hero
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:45:08 -0500
From https:
Pedro Hernandez became a poster child for bail reform, but his arrest Wednesday a just hours before he was to attend a gala with former President Barack Obama a suggests head make a better symbol against it. Hernandez, 19, was stopped for driving with no front license plate and nabbed, cops say, after a check...


Bitcoin bandit extradited to California to face hacking charges
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:42:08 -0500
From https:
Bitcoin bandit Nicholas Truglia was extradited Thursday to California to face charges he hacked into the phones of Silicon Valley bigwigs to try to steal their cryptocurrency. aI didnat do it,a said Truglia, 21, as he was led to a waiting car by two burly deputy sheriffs. aThe allegations are false.a The computer whiz allegedly...


The Amazon debacle has confirmed the leftas worst fears
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:41:39 -0500
From https:
The deal to lure Amazon to New York is turning out to be far less of a win than Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio expected. That was painfully clear at Wednesdayas City Council hearing, where scores of protesters screamed, aG-T-F-O! Amazon has got to go!a and unfurled a ginormous aNo To Amazona banner. Lawmakers...


Palestineas leaders have an disturbing idea of aheroisma
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:38:04 -0500
From https:
Propaganda from Hamas and Fatah, the rulers of Gaza and the West Bank, routinely sings the praises of the aheroesa and amartyrsa who slaughter Israeli civilians in the name of justice for the Palestinian people. Obscenely, that even extends to the murderer of a 4-day-old baby. Little Amiad Yisrael Ish-Ran perished Wednesday, just four days...


Danielle Staub gets avery cozya with Al B. Sure! in NYC hotel
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:29:33 -0500
From https:
"They didnat care who was there...a


Bad batch of romaine lettuce traced to single California farm
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:28:49 -0500
From https:
Health officials on Thursday said that a bad batch of romaine lettuce that caused an E. coli outbreak was traced back to a farm in central California. The Centers for Disease Control warned lettuce eaters not to consume romaine that was grown in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Barbara. A water reservoir at a farm...


Villanovaas Jahvon Quinerly sorry for ahackinga own Instagram account
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:22:09 -0500
From https:
It isn't always sunny in Philadelphia. Disgruntled Villanova freshman Jahvon Quinerly came clean on Thursday after posting strange pictures to his Instagram account in what appeared to be an attempt to convince followers that he was hacked. Quinerly posted and quickly deleted an Instagram story critical of his team after the Wildcats' shocking 78-75 loss...


Trumpas UN ambassador nominee is more credible than the UN itself
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:21:33 -0500
From https:
Instead of worrying about the foreign-policy chops of Heather Nauert, President Trumpas nominee for Americaas next United Nations ambassador, critics may want to examine the ever-diminishing returns for Americaas interests at Turtle Bay. The usual suspects jumped at Nauertas throat the minute Trump tapped her to succeed Nikki Haley. Mostly critics assailed Nauertas relative diplomatic...


Anti fake news company taking staffers to Daniel Radcliffeas fact-checking play
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:14:51 -0500
From https:
NewsGuard bought tickets for all of its staff to see aThe Lifespan of a Fact.a


Sorry, but hush-money payments wonat send Trump to prison
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:13:26 -0500
From https:
The most legally fraught part of the Russian acollusiona probe now revolves around payments to an American porn star. As of yet, instead of a dastardly scheme to participate with the Kremlin in the hacking of Democratic e-mails to subvert the election, prosecutors have uncovered a dastardly scheme to try to keep from the voters...


Nancy Pelosi takes aim at Trumpas taxes
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:13:15 -0500
From https:
Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that a House committee will "take the first steps" toward obtaining President Trump's tax returns once Democrats take control of the House. Pelosi, who is expected to become the Democrats' next speaker of the House, said the process could be "challenging" as Trump has vowed to resist their requests. aThere...


Brave elderly woman confronts intruders after they broke into her house and 'stole phone and keys'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:54:37 GMT
From https:
The 84-year-old woman chased after the thief who had broken into her North Melbourne home and stole her phone and keys.


Fears removing gender from birth certificates could cause a mass cervical cancer outbreakA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:44:59 GMT
From https:
Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert said removing gender from birth certificates could impact multiple facets of the way Australian data is collected and services provided.


Mother horrified after finding out a man filmed up her young daughteras skirt at a shopping centreA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:33:04 GMT
From https:
A mother is disgusted after discovering that a man had allegedly been filmingA up her young daughter's skirt at a busy Gold Coast department store.


Wild weather runs rampant through Australia, with tropical cyclone, thunderstorms and hail forecast
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:16:54 GMT
From https:
Thunderstorms and heavy rains have resulted in a flood warning issued to coastal New South Wales, while far-north Queensland is expected to be impacted by Tropical Cyclone Owen.


Australian mother facing death row over alleged murder of step-daughter is 'doing ok'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:14:30 GMT
From https:
An Australian mother facing the death penalty in Arizona over the alleged murder of her seven-year-old stepdaughter, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, is 'doing okay'.A


Transsexual 'warn others of the reality of becoming transexual'A
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:11:51 GMT
From https:
Leanne Mill had a sex change in Hove, East Sussex aged 34. She is speaking out to 'warn others of the reality of being a transsexual' but says she doesn't regret her surgery.


Virgin Galactic reaches the edge of SPACE for the first time in milestone test
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:57:21 GMT
From https:
The aerospace firm's SpaceShipTwo craft reached a boundary more than 50 miles above Earth on Thursday morning after blasting off on a critical flight test in the Mojave Desert.


Chris Dawson due in court and expected to apply for bail charged allegedly murdering wife Lyn
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:34:57 GMT
From https:
The 70-year-old former rugby league player intends to plead not guilty to the murder of the mother of two of his children, Lynette Dawson.


How three footy stars have been charged with sexual assault in less than a month
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:34:15 GMT
From https:
The national game has been marred by allegations of rape, assault, drink driving and public nudity with some of the league's most famous representatives trading the pitch for court.


Rare interview with Karl Stefanovic's new wife Jasmine on how she's 'developed a backbone'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:26:02 GMT
From https:
After years working as a model and building her business, Jasmine Yarbrough married Channel Nine star Karl Stefanovic in a lavish Mexican wedding on Saturday.


St Kilda foreshore attack leads to 18-year-old being charged
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:24:48 GMT
From https:
Police charged an 18-year-old teenager with intentionally and recklessly cause injury, affray, riotous behaviour and assault with a weapon on Thursday, over a vicious assault at the St Kilda foreshore.


Transgender Lebanese belly dancer raped relives night of terror unmasks herself empower victims
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:14:57 GMT
From https:
Taliah Wolf from Sydney was the victim of a brutal serial rapist and has spoken out about her ordeal in the hope it will help others who have gone through similar experiences.


Judge's $95million lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen lifts lid on prankster's deceitful tactics
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:10:48 GMT
From https:
Alabama's former Chief Justice Roy Moore claimed in a $95million lawsuit Wednesday that his appearance agreement on Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? is void due to contractual lies.


Christian Wilkins' sassy response on Karl Stefanovic
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:03:23 GMT
From https:
Cassandra Thorburn allegedly told a photographer last Sunday that her ex-husbandA Karl StefanovicA once told her 'it is very hard' being the best journalist in the world.


Granddaughter of Julie Andrews tells of night of sex with Dax Shepard behind Kirsten Bell's back
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:29:40 GMT
From https:
Former model Kayti Edwards says she rekindled her romance with Dax in late 2009 - two years into his relationship with now wife Kristen - at a private party in Hollywood.


Fox meteorologist and mother-of-two, 35, kills herself after undergoing lasik eye surgery
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:23:37 GMT
From https:
Jessica Starr, 35, worked for WJBK Fox 2 since 2011. On Thursday morning, her colleagues in Detroit, Michigan, cried as they announced her death on the air.


PIERS MORGAN: Thank God nobody wants to keep up with greedy, dumb, nudity-loving Kardashians anymore
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:14:23 GMT
From https:
RIP Kardashians. After 11 years, Americaas finally grown sick and tired of watching this freak-show. Ratings plunged. They have grown to represent everything thatas wrong about modern life.


New expose claims Tesla's Model 3 car sent Elon Musk spiraling out of control
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:07:28 GMT
From https:
Musk announced the Model 3 in 2016 with a shockingly small $35,000 price tag. Around 325,000 put down $1,000 deposits to reserve one before they were even made.


Father-of-four who had both ears cut off awith a machetea dies in hospital
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:38:23 GMT
From https:
Sajed Choudry, 42, has died after the attack in Blackburn last month. He had both ears cut off and suffered a collapsed lung and a bleed on the brain. Three men and a boy face murder charges.


Guard and power-lifting former colleague charged with trafficking drugs into correction centre
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:13:24 GMT
From https:
Billie Raven John Siolo, 26, Daniel Jared Arriagada, 29, and a Brisbane man, 25, were charged by police for allegedlyA trafficking steroids into aA correctional centre in Brisbane.


Fortnite, slime and the 'In My Feelings Challenge': Instagram reveals the top trends of 2018
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:33:49 GMT
From https:
Instagram released its 2018 Year in Review on Thursday. The list breaks down the top face filters, fandoms, hashtags, dance challenges, GIFs and other trends during the past year.


Factory robot malfunctions and skewers Chinese worker
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:15:44 GMT
From https:
A factory worker in China survived after a rogue robot malfunctioned and plunged ten huge steel spikes into his chest and arm.


Nutritionist decodes your Christmas cravings
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:03:08 GMT
From https:
You can stop yourself piling on the pounds during the festive season by simply figuring out the reasons behind your Christmas cravings, according to nutritionist Alice Mackintosh.


Alabama man lectures his dogs for making a mess
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:47:44 GMT
From https:
This is the moment a man from Alabama returned home to find his three dogs had wrecked his kitchen by dumping rubbish on the floor and even jumping up on the counter.


Ireland of decades gone by is revealed in colour images from 1960s and 1970s
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:35:18 GMT
From https:
In the fascinating pictures a group of boys play on a barge on a Dublin canal, a group of men enjoy pints of stout at a pub, and a fishing trawler returns to the shore of Fingal with fresh supplies.


Egypt's president decries migrants heading to Europe and refusing to integrate
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:59:37 GMT
From https:
Speaking at a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, the country's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that 'every country has the right to protect its people and their interests.'


Diver is left with a swollen body 'like Popeye' after his air supply was cut off in Peru
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:32:38 GMT
From https:
Alejandro Ramos, 57, nicknamed Willy, blew up like a balloon after a fishing accident. While deep ocean diving for shell fish four years ago, a cargo ship cut his air hose off the coast of Peru.


Soccer thug shatters his teammate's jaw after the teenager called him a racist during training
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:09:15 GMT
From https:
A soccer thug who shattered his teammate's jaw in half during a training session in Sydney's inner west has been sentenced to 20 months home detention.


Rap sheet of father, 26, accused of kidnapping a girl, 7, from Kmart store and luring her into bush
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:51:02 GMT
From https:
Sterling Mervyn Free, 26, is accused of luring a seven-year-old girl from the toy aisle of Kmart at Westfield North Lakes, north of Brisbane, on Saturday afternoon.


Bride and Prejudice's Seyat lists Facebook as 'single' after Jess admitted she's already moved out
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:48:45 GMT
From https:
Bride and Prejudice's Seyat AbazovskiA and Jessica Jones' marriage may be over already after walking down the aisle on the Seven show in November.A


Teacher whose penis was cut off by Yemen extremists has new one made in India
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:21:14 GMT
From https:
The 45-year-old teacher suffered 'extreme trauma' and was left unable to urinate standing up after the attack in Yemen, before being brought to India for reconstructive surgery.


Sharks are disappearing from the Great Barrier Reef: Numbers have declined by 92%
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:16:14 GMT
From https:
The seas off Australia were once teeming with sharks, but researchers found that numbers have declined by up to 92 per cent in 50 years.


Woolworth's members of exclusive 'The Bunch' group save big on groceries in leadup to Christmas
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:39:56 GMT
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Western Australian mum Iesha Pugh hit the jackpot in the leadup to Christmas after she scored a free $45 leg of ham from Woolworths.


Family of 11-year-old girl electrocuted by garden tap left in the dark after tragedy
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:38:31 GMT
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The family of an 11-year-old girl who was left unable to walk, talk, or eat after being electrocuted by a garden tap at her Perth home have demanded answers from the government.


Victoria's Secret model, 23, 'shames' diners at In-N-Out Burger restaurant
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:37:27 GMT
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She's the five-time Victoria's Secret model known for her impeccably toned figure.


Haunting photographs show young 'mentally-disabled' patients
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:27:18 GMT
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These are the haunting portraits of children taken at an 'imbecile asylum' by their doctor after they were rejected for being 'mentally-disabled'.


Black South African Andile Mngxitama politician says 'kill whites'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:24:02 GMT
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Andile Mngxitama says for every one black person killed we will kill five whites. The BLM president threatened to kill cats and dogs owned by whites at the rally over the weekend.


Motorist tells cyclist he can drive safely while using phone... only to crash moments later
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:41:06 GMT
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The incident, near Glasgow, was filmed last month by Scottish cyclist, David Brennan, who had a camera installed on his helmet.


A third of large companies in Australia didn't pay a single CENT in tax
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:29:04 GMT
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Almost one-third of large companies operating in Australia didn't pay any tax in the last financial year, according to new Australian Tax Office figures.


From the Bunnings onion ban to lifting the smoking age to 21 and a Greens push to ban petrol carsA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:20:32 GMT
From https:
The strictest 'nanny state-like' reforms put to the Australian government this year have been named and shamed by one think tank - and they are just as hilarious as you would expect.


Pregnant Skye Wheatley films VERY drunk partner after finding him on the side of the road
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:00:25 GMT
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Skye Wheatley andA Lachlan Waugh will welcome their first child together next week.


Seal-ed with a kiss! Very friendly sea lion gives astonished diver two big smackersA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:38:46 GMT
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While on a dive in the Punta Loma nature reserve, Argentina, dive leader Julian Bala was suddenly surrounded by a colony of curious South American sea lions.


Activewear model Jamaya Markey downed five vodka shots before dodging RBT near Cronulla
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:19:08 GMT
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According to police facts, Jamaya Markey admitted to officers she had downed five vodka shots on October 13 before getting behind the wheel. She was pulled over on Holland Street near Cronulla.


Moud Nuri walks free on bail for a third time after he allegedly had non-consensual sex with a boy
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:16:21 GMT
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Moud Ul Hasan Nuri, 40, appeared at Blacktown Court in western Sydney on Thursday morning before his matter was adjourned and he left the courthouse without saying a word.


Police release horrific images of victim who was brutally battered by in savage home invasion
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:55:55 GMT
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New Zealand police have released horrific images of a man who suffered severe facial injuries after being beaten in a home invasion. Two other people were assaulted by the three offenders.


Homebush road rage: Two men tackle each other to the ground on Sydney's Parramatta Road
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:45:17 GMT
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The footage showedA two men square off as traffic came to a standstill on the Homebush stretch of Sydney's Parramatta Road this week.


The very unlikely Sydney suburbs Starr Partners real estate is recommending as places to invest
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:30:23 GMT
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Baulkham Hills in Sydney's north-west is being touted as a great place to invest even though real estate values have plummeted by more than 11 per cent during the past year.


Australians expected to splurge more than $50 BILLION on food and gifts during festive season
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:14:17 GMT
From https:
Technology products like drones and fitness related products are popular gift purchases of Australian shoppers ahead of the festive season.


Comedian Dave Hughes reveals the one joke about his marriage he's sick of hearing
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:09:03 GMT
From https:
He's known for his self-effacing sense of humour, but there's one joke about himself DaveA Hughes is sick of hearing.


Three teenage girls charged with stabbing man, 38, who was found covered in blood at a train station
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:07:39 GMT
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The 38-year-old man was found drenched in blood by Protective Services Officers at Sunshine train station in Melbourne, Victoria about 9.45pm on Saturday night.


Terrifying moment B-double truck smashes into pedestrians a killing woman a during Sydneyas commuteA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:59:42 GMT
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Filmed from a car driving in the opposite direction, the footage shows the enormous truck swerving into oncoming traffic at around 7.45 am in Alexandria, in the Sydney's inner south.


Tasmanian museum ditches plans to call its new Hobart hotel aHoMoa over concerns
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:41:28 GMT
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Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) has been forced to change the name of his new five-star hotel after a backlash over its proposed name.A


Homeowner frustrated after property drops in value by almost $700,000 dollars in just seven months
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:46:25 GMT
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A homeowner is cursing their misfortune after their newly-purchased property in Wellington, in New Zealand, dropped in value by almost $700,000 in a matter of months.


All Blacks rugby legend Richie McCaw and wife Gemma announce the birth of their new baby girl
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:42:48 GMT
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All Blacks rugby legend Richie McCaw and his wife Gemma have announced the birth of their first child.


The lonely Christmas Olga Edwards faced after her estranged husband killed her two kids
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:10:45 GMT
From https:
The Russian woman who lost her two children in a devastating act of family violence had been dreading Christmas, but pictures show the Sydney lawyer had done her best to power through.A


NHS administrator who led double life as online paedophile avoids jail
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:58:35 +0000
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Laura Nixon-Corfield had 821 disturbing images of children on her laptop which she swapped with her ex-boyfriend.


Schoolboy set to celebrate final Christmas after being given six months to live
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:31:53 +0000
From https:
Reece Probert seemed perfectly healthy just last month, but he suddenly developed a limp and then a slur.


Saudi Crown Prince Salman aresponsible for the killing of Jamal Khashoggia, US says
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:53:23 +0000
From https:
Senators unanimously passed a resolution in a direct rebuke to the crown prince and called for the Saudi Arabian government to 'ensure appropriate accountability'.


Dad dies after having both his ears cut off in attack near his home
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:29:33 +0000
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Sajed Choudry, 42, was left in a coma following the violent attack on him and his son Ahsan Choudry, 24, last month.


Miss USA accused of racism after being filmed amockinga non-English speaking contestants
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:20:07 +0000
From https:
The post has been described as 'normalised xenophobia'.


Boy mortified by motheras extreme lip-syncing at basketball game
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:03:11 +0000
From https:
Mandy Remmels mortified her son by lip-syncing an over the top performance of 'Since U Been Gone' by Kelly Clarkson at a Maryland basketball game.


Sick man is overcome with emotion on hearing heas finally going to have lung transplant
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:00:10 +0000
From https:
Cystic Fibrosis sufferer Kevin D'Agostino couldn't contain himself when he was woken up in the middle of the night to be told he would be undergoing the life-saving surgery later that day


Strasbourg terrorist killed in shootout with police
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:47:44 +0000
From https:
Cherif Chekatt, 29, was killed in Strasbourg this evening following the battle with French police.


Donald Trump stands up for gay people for the first time since becoming president
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:33:06 +0000
From https:
The president attacked 'Morning Joe' co-host Miza Brzezinski Thursday for calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a 'butt boy' on her Wednesday segment.


Fake homeless man found to have hundreds stuffed in wallet and a flat
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:21:06 +0000
From https:
He also had vouchers for free meals stashed in the home.


Virgin Galactic shares stunning space photos from successful first test flight
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:56:56 +0000
From https:
The VSS Unity space craft traveled so high that the curvature of the Earth could be seen far below


Arsonist jailed after decapitating seven pet cats and leaving remains on ownersa doorsteps
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:52:37 +0000
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Brendan Gaughan, 32, prowled the streets near his home hunting for cats which he strangled and decapitated.


Schoolgirlas final moments caught on CCTV before she was araped and murdered by teena
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:51:03 +0000
From https:
Footage from the night shows the victim walking to the park just minutes before she was beaten to death with a hammer.A


Boy, 14, killed dad, kissed pet bunny goodbye, then went to school and shot boy, 6, dead
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:38:03 +0000
From https:
Jesse Osborne faces at least 30 years in jail for the murderous rampage, and could spend the rest of his life behind bars


aBurglara spent two days stuck in grease hole aafter trying to break into restauranta
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:50:43 +0000
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Despite his slippery surroundings, the man got stuck fast in the vent, and was just hours off death when he was rescued by firefighters


Search for two girls after woman was battered with a metal pole on a bus
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:35:12 +0000
From https:
Police released CCTV showing two girls who they want to speak to over the unprovoked attack.


Baby with brain injury and lung disease should be allowed to die, judge rules
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:22:57 +0000
From https:
He said evidence showed that the 11-month-old girl was suffering.A


Con artist stole APS500,000 from UK bank accounts after building machine
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:20:08 +0000
From https:
He used to organise all-night raves back in the 1980s, but decades later, his life turned to hi-tech cyber fraud.


Ryanair flight forced to land aafter two men started a fight onboarda
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:06:19 +0000
From https:
Armed police were waiting at Stanstead Airport for the flight which had departed for Lisbon.A


aCowarda carjacker dragged pensioner, 79, along street in robbery
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:02:23 +0000
From https:
She suffered serious head and facial cuts in the attack outside her local supermarket.


Politician arrested for spanking daughter, 7, to discipline her
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:52:16 +0000
From https:
Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty for spanking his daughter to discipline her Sunday night.


Traveler tried to smuggle 70 live birds through JFK in hair rollers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:47:59 +0000
From https:
A passenger from Guyana tried to smuggle 70 live finches in hair rollers into John F. Kennedy airport on Saturday


Mother abarred boy, 3 from drinking water until he got so thirsty he downed perfumea
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:44:44 +0000
From https:
Deonna Clanton reportedly locked her toddler in his room, sealed the fridge - and then accused him of attention-seeking when thirst drove him to drink the perfume


Microwave, bricks and wheelie bins launched at ambulances in spate of violence
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:29:31 +0000
From https:
In one incident a patient launched a metal pole at the vehicle causing APS3,500 worth of damage.


TV meteorologist kills herself after struggling to recover from laser-eye surgery
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:14:57 +0000
From https:
Mom-of-two Jessica Starr died by suicide weeks after sharing her struggle to recover from the procedure she underwent to correct her short-sightedness


aStill not possible to determine cause of Grenfell firea fridge maker says
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:34 +0000
From https:
Whirlpool has rejected the conclusions of expert witnesses that the Grenfell Tower fire may have started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer.


The Suspected French Christmas Market Attacker Has Been Killed In Strasbourg
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:04:59 -0500
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After an international manhunt, police discovered the shooter on Thursday night not far from the original focus of the search in Strasbourg.


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This Instagram Influencer Charged $500 For A "Master Class" In Social Media. Now, Angry Students Are Calling It A "Scam."
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:48:48 -0500
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Aggie Lal is under fire after netting nearly $200,000 from an "exclusive" program that people say was highly disappointing. Some students defended Lal, who said she is offering "anyone who felt disappointed in the whole situation a full refund."


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A Nationwide Bomb Threat Email Demanding A Bitcoin Ransom Has Panicked People Across The US
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:24:01 -0500
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"At this time, it appears that these threats are meant to cause disruption and/or obtain money," the New York Police Department said.


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A Senate Vote Signals That An End Is Coming To US Support For Saudi Arabia a If Not Now, Then Next Year
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:23:32 -0500
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aIam never gonna let this go.a


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Pick Your Favorite Christmas Foods And We'll Guess Your Age
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:16:03 -0500
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Which foods are the best?


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We Know If You'll Meet The Love Of Your Life In 2019 Based On Your Feelings On These Foods
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:53:35 -0500
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The quickest way to the heart is through the stomach!


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We Want To See You In Your Best, Ugliest Christmas Sweater
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:41:03 -0500
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Ugly holiday sweaters are a part of society, let's show it off!


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Your Stance On 2018's Most Popular Baby Names Will Reveal Your 2019 Fortune
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:46:03 -0500
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2019 will be a big year for you!


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EU leaders reject May's idea to salvage her Brexit deal
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:39:33 GMT
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Jean-Claude Juncker tells PM itas not Europeas job to satisfy demands of rebellious Tories

EU leaders delivered a devastating knock-back to Theresa May after she appealed to them to hold anothing in reservea and work with her to salvage her Brexit deal by putting a 12-month limit on the unpopular Irish backstop.

The embattled prime minister had pinned her hopes on a last-ditch effort to persuade the European Union to work with her in devising a legal guarantee, known as a ajoint interpretative instrumenta, that she believes could get her Brexit deal through parliament.

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Wimbledon to expand after golf club members vote to sell for APS65m
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:34:32 GMT
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Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly are among those who will receive an APS85,000 windfall from the sale

Piers Morgan, Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly, former cabinet secretary Lord Gus OaDonnell, and the 754 other members of Wimbledon Park golf club have voted to sell their 120-year-old club to All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) for APS65m.

The golf club members voted 82% in favour of selling the 30-hectare (73-acre) golf club to the world famous Wimbledon tennis championship, which has fought a decade-long battle to expand the Grand Slam tournament on to the neighbouring golf clubas land.

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Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:09:55 GMT
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French interior minister says officers aneutraliseda ChA(c)rif Chekatt in street encounter

French police have killed the suspected gunman who shot and stabbed people at Strasbourgas Christmas market, killing three and leaving a dozen wounded.

ChA(c)rif Chekatt was shot dead on Thursday evening, 48 hours after he disappeared sparking a massive manhunt. He was killed after police officers spotted him in the Neudorf area of south-east Strasbourg near where he was last seen getting out of a taxi on Tuesday evening.

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Senate votes to end US military support for Saudis in Yemen
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:50:07 GMT
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  • Resolution to curb military aid passes by 56 votes to 41
  • Measure reflects lack of confidence in Trump over Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution calling for an end to US military support to the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war, and asserting Congressas right to decide on matters of war and peace.

The measure, which passed by 56 votes to 41, marked the first time the Senate had invoked the 1973 War Powers Resolution to seek to curb the power of the president to take the US into an armed conflict. It marked a significant bipartisan rebuke to the Trump administration, which lobbied intensively against it.

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Theresa May: a crisis of confidence
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:00:01 GMT
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After a frenzied day of infighting among Conservative MPs, Theresa May remains prime minister, having survived a vote of confidence in her leadership. But how damaging has the episode been for her party? Anushka Asthana hears from the Guardianas Jessica Elgot and Conservative MPs Ben Bradley, Nicky Morgan and Sarah Wollaston. Plus: Natalie NougayrA"de on a make-or-break week for Emmanuel Macron

So Theresa May battles on. Her enemies in the Conservative party tried to remove her a and they monumentally failed. The prime minister has survived a confidence vote and will now attempt to resuscitate her faltering Brexit deal.

But the dayas drama exposed the splits in Britainas ruling party. Divisions are ideological, bitter and increasingly personal.

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How Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham became trapped for ever on Love Island
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:21:56 GMT
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The couple won the nationas hearts because they fell in love for real on the reality show. Surely there couldnat be a cynical motive behind their split and subsequent reunion?

Women are nuts, arenat they? Theyare irrational and crazy, and there is nothing they can do about it. These are not the sentiments of Lost in Showbiz, you understand, but those of noted gender theorist Dani-not-Danny Dyer.

A primer, for anyone who keeps missing important issues of Heat magazine because they are distracted by the news: Dani was a contestant on the ITV2 reality shagging competition Love Island, in which the aim of the game was to persuade the audience that you have found love in order to win a life in which you can earn your living from questionable product endorsements.

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Rain Man at 30: damaging stereotype or 'the best thing that happened to autism'?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:04:56 GMT
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Barry Levinsonas Oscar-winning smash hit was one of the first on-screen depictions of autism. Three decades on, its legacy is complicated

aRain Man was the best thing that ever happened to autism,a says psychiatrist Dr Darold Treffert. aNo gigantic public education or PR effort could have produced the sensational awareness that Rain Man brought to the national and international radar screen.a Treffert, an expert on autism and savant syndrome, worked on Rain Man as a script consultant, which may explain his view on a film that has become divisive in terms of its impact and influence on perceptions of autism.

When the Oscar-winning screenwriter Barry Morrow had the idea for Rain Man, he had barely heard of the condition. aThe word aautisma never appeared in my original screenplay,a he says. aLooking back, Rain Man was never a story about autism. It was a tale of two estranged brothers, their journey and then their fragile redemption.a

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Reforesting the world: the Australian farmer with 240m trees to his name
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:17:44 GMT
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Tony Rinaudoas regeneration technique, developed in west Africa 30 years ago, has helped bring back forest over 6m hectares

Through the cacophony of the UNas global climate talks, an Australian farmer is quietly spreading his plan to reforest the world.

Over more than 30 years in west Africa, Tony Rinaudo has regenerated more than 6m hectares a an area nearly as large as Tasmania. His farmer-managed natural regeneration technique is responsible for 240m trees regrowing across that parched continent.

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Frustration as Grenfell bereaved made to wait until 2020 for answers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:00:19 GMT
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Delay on second phase of inquiry into fatal fire increases fears momentum will be lost

The first stage of the Grenfell Tower public inquiry ended this week with a painful crunch. The bereaved, survivors and residents were preparing to mark the passing of 18 months since the fatal blaze on Friday with a silent march and a campaign video fronted by Stormzy restating their demand to aknow how the people we trusted to protect us let this happena. But the chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, confirmed those answers were unlikely to start coming until 2020 because of a major delay to the inquiry.

Disappointment was already simmering before the last of almost 100 days of evidence about the events of 14 June 2017 a both highly detailed and heartbreaking a which were marked by either silence or blame-shifting from many of the companies who worked on the refurbishment. The main contractor Rydon and insulation manufacturer Celotex withdrew at the last minute from making closing submissions to the gathered survivors.

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Running on fumes: May and her attorney general plough on | John Crace
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:48:14 GMT
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While Geoffrey Cox explains why his Brexit advice should stay secret, the PM avoids the cameras in Brussels

The last few weeks havenat been kind to Geoffrey Cox. When he agreed to become attorney-general it was strictly on the understanding that his appearances at Westminster would be kept to the bare minimum. After all, he didnat take a massive pay cut a he was formerly a top QC a in order to have to do more work.

Since then he has been roped into spending two and a half hours on his feet trying and failing to explain why it was OK for the government not to hand over the legal advice that parliament had instructed it to provide. And in the process both his pride and his reputation have taken a bit of a hammering. As he sat on the front bench, the aura of invincibility had gone. He looked smaller than usual. Almost foetal.

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Steve Carell and TimothA(c)e Chalamet on drugs, disillusionment and playing father and son
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:48:58 GMT
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In Beautiful Boy, Chalamet plays a teenager hooked on crystal meth, Carell his father. They talk about the challenges of their roles a and missing out on best actor Oscars

Beautiful Boy is based on a brace of memoirs that together provide a father-and-son, ahe said, he saida account of the same story. The books in question are Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff, and Beautiful Boy: A Fatheras Journey Through His Sonas Addiction by Nicas journalist father, David. TimothA(c)e Chalamet a currently Hollywoodas hottest young actor after his Oscar nomination for Call Me By Your Name and love interest in the also Oscar-nominated Lady Bird a plays the teenager hooked on crystal meth. Steve Carell is the father trying to understand what has happened to his apparently perfect, happy-go-lucky son. The film displays an unusual commitment to the cyclical nature of addiction, where promises are followed by relapses and feelings of shame followed by yet more promises. It is essentially a two-hander, so it seems only right that the actors should be performing promotional duties together.

Carell, 56, is the first to arrive in our London hotel room. He is wearing a dark brown suit, white shirt and tie, and is unfailingly genial. While we are waiting for Chalamet to arrive, I produce from my bag a book that I happen to be reading: Improv Nation, Sam Wassonas history of American improvisational comedy, which includes material about Second City, the Chicago-based troupe in which the likes of Carell, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert cut their teeth. I flick to the page showing Carell, Colbert and two other comics dressed as the Beatles. It is a photograph he hasnat seen for many years and he looks genuinely gobsmacked. aOh wow. This is incredible.a

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Donat pity May. Her immigration obsession helped get us into this mess | Gary Younge
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:18:29 GMT
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Her policies as home secretary contributed to a toxic climate at the time of the referendum

At the beginning of this week it was difficult to imagine that Theresa May could be any weaker, her party behave any more recklessly or the country appear any more shambolic in the eyes of the rest of the world. Itas only Thursday and weare already setting new lows.

In all of this, May strikes a tragic, hapless figure. Whenever she gambles a on a snap election, the meaningful vote a she loses. When she insists a there will be no snap election, there will be no delay in the meaningful vote a she reneges. I had to wait until the morning to write this because, although she insisted on Wednesday evening that she would carry on, there was no certainty that I wouldnat wake up to discover that she had changed her mind overnight and bowed out.

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The Guardian view on Scotlandas tax and spend: democracy in action | Editorial
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:24:23 GMT
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Like Holyrood, English councils ought to have more control over how they tax and spend. People might then bother to vote for them

Before Scotland got its own parliament in 1999, Tony Blair upset the country of his birth by answering the question of whether Edinburgh should have tax-raising powers. Mr Blair thought it should and that he was stating the obvious by saying aif even a parish council [in England] can, why shouldnat the Scottish parliament?a In comparing the apparent whimper of English local government to the roar of a national chamber, Mr Blair exposed a condescension that many Scots feel, even today, underscores every move Westminster makes.

This was understandable. The UK, even with devolved parliaments in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, runs the most centralised developed state in the world. Yet it was also misplaced: Mr Blairas English parish councils have a power to levy taxes by as much as they want a and some have seen budgets rise by 60% in recent years to pay for local services. Holyrood by comparison was born with the ability to vary income tax by just three pence in the pound. Crucially, parish councils have representation with taxation, unlike bigger local authorities in England who have to hold a referendum to raise council taxes above 2%. They could use the cash.

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Why the May no-confidence vote was a vote against women in Westminster | Hannah Peaker
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:59:03 GMT
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Trust in partiesa ability to hold men to account over alleged sexual misconduct has been eroded by two MPsa reinstatement

For women who have been involved in the #MeToo movement, the no-confidence vote in Theresa May on Wednesday was supposed to be the most meaningful of all. It was the first time Conservative MPs accused of sexual misconduct who had had the whip removed pending the outcome of an investigation would have had to miss a key vote. What could be more important than a vote on the future leadership of their party? But when it came down to it, their friends chose to end their suspensions and reinstate the whip before the investigations had run their course.

The result is a resounding vote of no confidence in the ability of political parties to hold powerful men to account over accusations of sexual misconduct. Charlie Elphicke was interviewed under caution by the police this year in connection with aalleged sexual offencesa against three female members of staff, one of them rape a all of which he denies. Andrew Griffiths was forced to resign as a minister for small business last year following the publication of some of the 2,000 sex messages he sent to his constituents, which Jess Phillips today read out in the Commons as a timely reminder of the impact on womenas lives. Yet with the whip reinstated, it looks likely that the investigations into their alleged behaviour will never been seen through.

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My plan to revive Europe can succeed where Macron and Piketty failed | Yanis Varoufakis
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:18:44 GMT
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Under my Green New Deal, a!500bn a year can be created without raising taxes a and it may tempt Britain back to the fold

If Brexit demonstrates that leaving the EU is not the walk in the park that Eurosceptics promised, Emmanuel Macronas current predicament proves that blind European loyalism is, similarly, untenable. The reason is that the EUas architecture is equally difficult to deconstruct, sustain and reform.

While Britainas political class is, rightly, in the spotlight for having made a mess of Brexit, the EUas establishment is in a similar bind over its colossal failure to civilise the eurozone a with the rise of the xenophobic right the hideous result.

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The French far right is hijacking the Strasbourg shooting to sow division | CA(c)cile Guerin
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:15:28 GMT
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France needs unity more than ever a but those who seek to divide us are again harnessing a tragedy to propagate fake news

Terrorism struck France again on Tuesday evening, when a 29-year-old attacker, since identified as ChA(c)rif Chekatt, killed three people and injured a dozen at a busy Christmas market in Strasbourg. With ongoing social unrest and polarisation laid bare by the gilets jaunes movement, France is now facing a new potential source of division. The attack has already proved a boon to far-right groups and conspiracy theorists who have seized on the event to disseminate their ideas and sow division.

Related: Strasbourg attack: 'It lasted for minutes, but felt like hours'

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Aston Villa remove Kevin MacDonald from coaching after new bullying claims
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:34:18 GMT
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aC/ Gareth Farrelly alleges he and others were targeted in 1990s
aC/ Villa launch independent investigation and report claims to FA

Aston Villa have suspended their long-serving youth coach Kevin MacDonald from working with players, after a former graduate of the club, Gareth Farrelly, came forward to tell the Guardian about his claims of relentless bullying from MacDonald in the mid-1990s.

Farrelly accused the coach of aincredibly aggressive, constant verbal and physical bullyinga and said it atook me to a place at 20 that nobody should have to go to. And I wouldnat wish it on anybody.a

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Danny Cipriani: aItas been the same story for six years, hasnat it?a
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:00:24 GMT
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Fly-half remains philosophical about his England exile and is enjoying his new leadership role at Gloucester

If Danny Cipriani feels messed around by England he hides it well. You might expect confusion, resentment, even betrayal at how he again finds himself on the outside looking in after the briefest of comebacks over the summer but on a chilly afternoon in Gloucestershire there is nothing but positivity from the exiled fly-half.

To recap, Cipriani made his first England start in 10 years in their first win in six matches in June but was discarded again for the autumn campaign. It followed his arrest in Jersey but Eddie Jones insisted his latest omission was based on form, all while Cipriani was tearing up trees with his new club, Gloucester.

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Celtic survive Craig Gordonas calamity to advance in Europa League
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:15:00 GMT
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Even in such a rich and varied history, it is unlikely Celtic Park has hosted as strange a European occasion as this. With the Scottish champions in the depths of despair and supporters heading for exits after Salzburg did their bit for Red Bull relations, unlikely salvation arrived from a Norwegian in Germany. Celtic owe a debt of gratitude to Tore Reginiussen, whose 86th-minute strike stunned Leipzig.

Salzburgas victory here would have been enough to see their commercial cousins into the last 32 of the Europa League at Celticas expense had the Bundesliga team kept their side of the bargain. Instead, Rosenborgas late equaliser in Leipzig rendered this defeat for Celtic irrelevant.

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Alexandre Lacazette points the way in Arsenalas Europa League run-out against Qarabag
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:58:45 GMT
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A contest of limited consequence given Arsenalas pre-match status as group winners might not have meant a great deal to many but to Laurent Koscielny the experience of feeling like a footballer out on the pitch again and under the floodlights appeared to mean everything.

His individual performance passed without major incident a ideal under the circumstances a and when his number was up after 72 minutes he stopped for a moment and raised his fist to the air, before breaking into an elated smile. The crowd responded with a warm ovation. The substitutes all shook his hand when he got back to the bench, obviously delighted for him. This was a significant moment for the Arsenal captain. He described it later as amuch more than a gamea.

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New sponsor must match Skyas budget or team will not win, says Vaughters
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:39:09 GMT
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aC/ aBrailsford doesnat know how to run a team on lower budgeta
aC/ American says Skyas decision to end backing can boost cycling

Jonathan Vaughters, the general manager of Team Skyas world tour rivals, EF Education First-Drapac, believes Sir Dave Brailsford must find a sponsor able to match his teamas current budget if they are to continue to dominate the Tour de France.

Related: Geraint Thomas has no regrets over new deal before Sky pulled team backing

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From the Tavern to the Palace: the decade since darts went large a video
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:59:18 GMT
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Itas now more than a decade since the PDC world championship moved from the Circus Tavern in Purfleet to Londonas Alexandra Palace and the game of darts has grown beyond all expectations. We talked to a number of the figures behind the growth of the game both in front and behind the cameras

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Civil service told to ramp up no-deal Brexit plans with 24/7 crisis centre
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:03:55 GMT
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Whitehall told to accelerate plans as doubts grow about future of Mayas deal

Civil servants across Whitehall have been instructed to ramp up their emergency no-deal planning, with preparations including hiring staff for a 24-hour aemergency centrea.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), one of those likely to be worst hit by a no-deal Brexit, has advertised 90 new posts for civil servants to staff a crisis centre. The centre is being set up to plan for and manage athe reasonable scenario of no deala, the job advert says.

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UK bids to host 2020 UN climate change summit
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:44:25 GMT
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Chile and Costa Rica thought to be considering alternative bids after Brazil withdrew offer

Britain is bidding to host the UN climate change conference in 2020, the biggest since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015, as part of the governmentas aim to be seen as a green leader.

The conference will mark a vital deadline for countries to comply with their commitments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and move on to tougher targets for the decade to 2030, and so it is likely to be a fractious affair.

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Poorer primary school students narrow Sats test gap
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:49:16 GMT
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51% of children eligible for free school meals met reading, writing and maths standards

Children from disadvantaged families in England are slowly closing the gap with their better-off peers in primary school attainment, although children from better-off backgrounds are more likely to get top results, according to new figures.

A detailed breakdown of results from key stage two national tests a known as Sats a taken in the final year of primary school show that 51% of children eligible for free school meals met the governmentas expected standards in reading, writing and maths, compared with 70% of other pupils, a slightly narrower gap than in previous years.

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'Despairing' businesses triggering no-deal Brexit plans, says CBI
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:21:50 GMT
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Industry body says firms have already sent hundreds of millions of pounds out of UK

Businesses are in adespaira over Brexit and have already diverted hundreds of millions of pounds in investment out of the UK, the Confederation of British Industry has said.

The CBI deputy director general Josh Hardie said companies around the country, who did not seek publicity, had already pressed the button on contingency plans for no deal.

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NHS introduces faith declaration to reassure potential organ donors
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:14:19 GMT
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Move is intended to encourage donation among people of faith and minorities

Organ donors will be asked if they want their religious beliefs to be considered before any donation goes ahead after their death, as part of a process intended to reassure people of faith and improve donation rates among minority communities.

The new faith and belief declaration will ask whether the donor would like NHS staff to speak with their family, or anyone else appropriate, aabout how organ donation can go ahead in line with your faith and belief system.a If yes is ticked, specialist NHS nurses will ensure that a discussion about faith and belief takes place with the donoras relatives.

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APS20.5bn NHS funding boost not enough to improve care a study
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:00:22 GMT
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Ageing population and hospital deficits will take up much of new funds, thinktank says

Almost all the APS20.5bn extra a year for the NHS risks being swallowed up by the ageing population, pay rises, the rising cost of drugs and hospitalsa deficits, a report has concluded.

As little as APS1.3bn of the increase could be left to fund improvements in treatment unless the service dramatically overhauls how and where it cares for patients, the report by the IPPR thinktank and former senior NHS staff says.

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Grace Millane: police find shovel after CCTV search
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:33 GMT
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New Zealand police had asked for help to find shovel believed to be linked to Britonas death

Detectives investigating the killing of the British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand have found a shovel they believe is linked to her death.

Auckland city police said they discovered the implement in the central west Auckland area after going through CCTV footage.

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Tensions rise as arsonists burn 7,000 voting machines ahead of DRC election
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:10:50 GMT
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Opposition supporters accuse Kabila regime of trying to postpone historic vote

A fire has destroyed much of an election commission warehouse in Kinshasa as tensions rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with just 10 days to go before historic presidential elections which could see the countryas first-ever democratic transition of power or bring further instability and violence.

The fire damaged thousands of controversial new voting machines and has stoked fears the poll will be undermined by logistic challenges and fraud.

BarnabA(c) Kikaya bin Karubi, a presidential adviser, blamed unidentified acriminalsa for the blaze, which destroyed about 7,000 of the 10,000 voting machines due to be used in the capital, Kinshasa, but said preparations for the 23 December election were continuing.

Kikaya said police guarding the warehouse a located in the upscale and usually secure Gombe riverside area of Kinshasa a had been arrested but made no further comment on what or who might have caused the blaze.

Opposition supporters claimed the fire was the result of arson and accused Joseph Kabila, in power since 2001, of seeking an excuse to postpone the poll.

aWe are dealing with a criminal regime. This is not a fire that is accidental. The prime suspect must be the regime itself,a said Valentin Mubake, a former secretary general of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UPDS), the principal opposition party.

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Pacific nations under climate threat urge Australia to abandon coal within 12 years
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:06:34 GMT
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Frustrated leaders appeal to aall OECD countriesa to phase out use as Australia signals support for new plants

Pacific countries vulnerable to climate change have urged Australia to abandon coal power generation within 12 years, and to prohibit new coal plants or expansion of existing plants.

The call from 15 small Pacific island states came one day after the Australian government called for expressions of interest in new power generation projects, indicating it would be prepared to use taxpayer money to underwrite new coal plants.

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Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy against US
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:33:24 GMT
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  • Butina could face up to six months in prison, lawyer says
  • Butina allegedly infiltrated NRA to influence US politics

A 30-year-old former student has become the first Russian national convicted for seeking to influence US politics during the 2016 presidential election.

Maria Butina, who built a powerful network that reached into Donald Trumpas circle, tried to infiltrate the influential National Rifle Association (NRA) and relay intelligence on American politicians to a Russian government official.

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Renault keeps Carlos Ghosn at helm despite financial misconduct charges
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:30:50 GMT
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Company says all payments to Ghosn between 2015 and 2018 were compliant with the law

The French carmaker Renault has retained Carlos Ghosn as its chairman and chief executive after finding no irregularities in his pay packages, despite his arrest and continued detention in Japan.

Renault said on Thursday that its board had reviewed payments to Ghosn between 2015 and 2018. All payments were ain compliance with applicable lawa as well as the French corporate governance code, it said.

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China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:28:35 GMT
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Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissions

China called on rich countries to apay their debtsa on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same.

The trenchant intervention by Xie Zhenhua, the minister who leads the Chinese delegation and a veteran of the UN climate negotiations, came as China faced increasing pressure to shift its stance on some of the key rules required to implement the 2015 Paris agreement.

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Taylor Swift used facial recognition software to detect stalkers at LA concert
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:58:41 GMT
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The Rose Bowl venue didnat inform concert-goers that their image might be collected at a special kiosk showing Taylor Swift rehearsal clips

The periphery of a Taylor Swift concert is as thought out as the show she presents on stage. Beyond the traditional merchandise stands, there are often dedicated selfie-staging points and staff distributing light-up bracelets. When Swift performed at the Los Angeles Rose Bowl venue on 18 May, fans could watch rehearsal clips at a special kiosk.

What they didnat know was that a facial recognition camera inside the structure was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville of hundreds of Swiftas known stalkers, according to a Rolling Stone report.

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Amazon renews Grand Tour show for series of Prime Video 'specials'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:53:55 GMT
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Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will embark on gruelling journeys in far-flung locations

Amazon has renewed The Grand Tour, the motoring show developed by former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, for a series of specials in a deal worth tens of millions of pounds.

Amazon, which paid a reported APS160m for a three-series deal in 2015, said the stars will also develop their own shows for the Prime Video service.

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The Tell-Tale Heart review a Poe story becomes brilliantly creepy stage shocker
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:01:43 GMT
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Dorfman, London
Anthony Neilsonas adaptation of Edgar Allan Poeas short story has a sexual frisson, schlocky gore and a shape-shifting set

The Tell-Tale Heart is Edgar Allan Poeas short story about a murderer who confesses to his crime after being haunted by guilt. A gothic horror, it reads like a miniature Dostoevskian morality tale of how the guilt of a crime leads, ineluctably, to punishment.

This production, written and directed by Anthony Neilson, is far more complicated in its story and morality. Both murderer and victim are young women: the former is Camille, an award-winning playwright who rents a room in a seaside town to pen her next play. The latter is her landlady, Nora, apparently disfigured (to say more would give the game away), who runs a boarding house in Brighton.

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From zero to hero: how the Spider-Man franchise was saved
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:46:08 GMT
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Bringing diversity to the ailing Spidey universe has helped free the characters, leading to an increase in both box office and critical acclaim

Created in 1962 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Peter Parkeras Spider-Man has long been a cultural icon, dominating both merchandise sales and the box office. But big screen fatigue set in and interest started to dwindle. Now Sony is preparing to blow the Spider-Verse wide open, giving the green light to stories that barely involve or arenat centered on Peter Parker at all a a long-overdue development.

Related: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse review a a dazzling animated caper

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London's Black Cultural Archives get APS200,000 stopgap funding for survival
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:36:51 GMT
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Interim payment is aimed at tiding the archives over ahead of long-term funding strategy

The UKas only national heritage centre dedicated to the history of black people in Britain is to receive stopgap funding of APS200,000 from the government to ensure its survival in the immediate future, but a long-term solution is still needed.

More than 100 cross-party MPs signed a letter in October calling on the government to step in to save the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Windrush Square, Brixton, south London, which was facing potential closure due to a catastrophic drop in funding.

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British artists dominate 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:22:38 GMT
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Radiohead, the Cure and Def Leppard among new recipients of US honour

The 2019 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, with British acts making up five of the seven artists.

Artists can be inducted into the Hall of Fame 25 years on from the release of their first record, and are voted in by a panel of over 1,000 music industry figures along with results from a fan ballot.

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Paul aTroublea Anderson obituary
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:01:56 GMT
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Talented pirate station DJ who was a champion of house, garage and hip-hop music

Every night throughout the mid-1980s, rooftops across Londonas highest points came alive with nefarious activity. With as many as 100 black music pirate stations on air, losing a transmitter to night-time sabotage by rivals or government raids was considered an irritating but unavoidable cost of business.

But the then pirate station Kiss FM had a secret weapon to deploy: Paul aTroublea Anderson, who has died from cancer aged 59, one of the stationas most talented DJs and the possessor of a baseball bat. aMost of the time there wasnat any violence a it was like a deterrent,a Paul told me when I spoke to him last year for a BBC documentary. a[But] when it was the DTI [Department of Trade and Industry] you had to be very humble and just ... not show the bat.a

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How do you beat the Christmas blues? Take charge in the kitchen
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:00:13 GMT
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The best thing about doing the festive cooking? You can appear selfless while avoiding the family arguments

Like your first hangover and your first speeding ticket, cooking Christmas lunch for the first time is a rite of passage. It is a passing of the flame from one generation to the next, with added gravy. I remember mine as if it was 25 years ago. Two things stay with me. One was my late motheras nod of approval at the sweet and sour red cabbage. It wasnat her red cabbage. It could never be hers. But it did deserve to be eaten. That was praise enough.

The other memory was the admin. Blimey, it was complicated. I had to write timetables, like I was revising for A-levels all over again, only with a greater risk of humiliation through failure. Pinned up by the fridge magnets were documents that had taken on the significance of holy scripture: a12 noon a potatoes in; 1.30pm, bird outa. And so on. When it was all done and the kitchen was festooned in edible wreckage, I took the applause and muttered quietly about not making a habit of it.

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What happened next? aDrinking for the sake of drinking. Itas madnessa: how Adrian Chiles cut back on booze
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:59:04 GMT
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He used to drink an awful lot a and now drinks a lot less. It is well worth the effort in the long run, he says

My name is Adrian, and I am a moderating drinker. It is a difficult time of year for us moderators, what with all those Christmas parties and annual get-togethers with old friends. This time last year, I am sure I would have been sighing at the thought of all the drinking I would have to be doing. But back then I was drinking so much generally that I donat know how my liver would have known it was Christmas anyway.

The documentary I made this year, Drinkers Like Me, definitely changed me. I used to drink an awful lot and hardly ever talk about it. Now I drink a lot less, but talk about it all the time. I canat go for a quiet pint without someone having a word with me. This could involve a gentle expression of concern that I have fallen off the wagon (I never went on the wagon). Or, more often, a long sort-of confessional about that personas drinking habits. Everyone seems to have a story about alcohol, about how much they drink or used to drink or how much their families drank or whatever. And this year we were even told that no amount of alcohol is good for our health.

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Have you or your partner recently given birth? Share your experiences with us
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:06:02 GMT
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Wead like to hear about your physical and mental recovery after birth

Most parents will tell you that nothing prepares you for the arrival of your first child. Wead like new parents to help us document the experience of having a baby from the highs to the lows.

The arrival of your first baby is often joyful but it can also bring unexpected challenges. Though many feel that they have prepared as much as they can, the experience for women of giving birth and recovery can be stressful. Itas well known that pregnant women and mothers can experience mental health issues but now thereas also official recognition that partners can be affected too. The NHS is now planning to offer mental health checks for new fathers and fathers-to-be.

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20 best Christmas party recipes: part 4
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:09 GMT
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Duck pancakes, parsnip puree and cavolo nero crisps, and Nigellaas seasonal rocky road a our final selection of recipes for making merry with friends and family

You need to start this a day ahead.

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10 of the best delis for traditional food and Christmas treats
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:04:36 GMT
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Step into a world of spices and chocolates, cold cuts, cheeses and Christmas favourites at delicatessens from Venice to New York

Francis Ford Coppola is just one of the many fans of this second-generation purveyor of regional delicacies from around Emilia-Romagna. Metal hooks, once used to cure hunks of mortadella from the rafters, still decorate the ceiling and the umami-heady funk of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano perfumes the shop. Since opening in 1932, in Bolognaas Quadrilatero, a labyrinth of medieval streets, the store stocks some of the best charcuterie in town. When owner Giovanni Tamburini isnat rubbing elbows with local politicians over plates of superlative tortellini, he plays in a rock band named Ciccioli Ciccioli, which means apork cracklingsa in local dialect. During the month leading up to Christmas, Bolognesi come here to stock up on bottles of bubbles and baskets of gourmet goodies.
aC/ Via Caprarie 1, tamburini.com
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Paying my Dartford Crossing fine has become a French farce
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:00:07 GMT
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I couldnat pay the automated toll as I was on my way home to France

I have read about the number of unpaid fees for the Dartford Crossing since the automated system was introduced. My experience may provide one explanation.

I crossed on my way home to France. I couldnat pay the Dart Charge within the amidnight the day aftera deadline because I didnat have internet access en route.

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What was your favourite book of 2018?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:06:39 GMT
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As part of the Guardianas 2018 in culture series we want to hear what youave been reading this year

It has been a big year for books, from the spate of Trump-related exposes such as Bob Woodwardas Fear and Michael Wolffas Fire and Fury, to star-name releases including JK Rowlingas The Crimes of Grindelwald (or her turn as Robert Galbraith in Lethal White), George RR Martinas Fire and Blood and Michelle Obamaas memoir Becoming.

When nominating their favourites of the year, our critics chose novels including Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, Normal People by Sally Rooney, and Jonathan Coeas Middle England; memoirs including Tara Westoveras Educated and Alan Garneras Where Shall We Run To?; political books including Isabel Hardmanas Why We Get the Wrong Politicians and Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch; and poetry collections including Tishani Doshias Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods and Vahni Capildeoas Venus As a Bear.

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Will Africaas first high-speed train be a APS1.5bn magic bullet for Morocco? | Will Doig
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:05:37 GMT
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TGV trains will halve journey times from Casablanca to Tangier, but critics say flashy projects are no substitute for real reform

aMany well-known guests have stayed here,a says Jimmy, the proprietor of the gift shop in the Hotel Continental, a stately pre-colonial landmark overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. He runs down the list: Edgar Degas, Winston Churchill, Paul Bowles. But that was a long time ago.

Today, once-glitzy Tangier isnat the destination it was half a century ago, when renowned artists and foreign spies haunted its bars and hotels. But the cityas fortunes may soon shift. A new high-speed railway, the first in Africa, was inaugurated last month, linking the cities along Moroccoas western edge. aIn two hours, it will take you from Casablanca to here,a says Jimmy a more than twice as fast as the current trains.

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'Toxic, cut-throat': the work culture awaiting junior lawyers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:21:57 GMT
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Long working hours and a hyper-competitive culture are a punishing mix for newcomers to the profession

When Sovani James was a junior solicitor at a acut-throata law firm she felt like she had a adark clouda hanging over her head. One day, breaking down in tears, she confided in a colleague that her hair had been falling out in clumps and she didnat know what to do. Shead put on weight, she said, and had been crying almost every day at her desk. aShortly after, she cut her hair very short and we researched what vitamins she could take to help it grow back,a her colleague would later say in court.

The culture at the time at McMillan Williams, a law firm with offices across the south-east of England where James worked until 2015, has since been described as atoxica, avilea and aabominablea by senior lawyers. Junior staff were compared using public league tables. And when they werenat meeting the high targets set, managers piled more pressure on. aI am assuming you will be working each and every weekend and long hours during the week,a a managing partner wrote in an email to James. aItas simply a matter of priorities.a

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Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of 'petty crimes'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:08:04 GMT
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An appeal for victims of petty crime in the UKas capital has been met with sarcasm

aHave you experienced a petty crime in London?a chirped the New York Times enthusiastically on Twitter, which prompted a deluge of sarcastic responses from Londoners keen to let everyone know just how petty they could be. The US newspaper was attempting to report on the rising level of crime in the capital a a problem the Metropolitan police commissioner recently said was being turned around a but instead it learned a lot more about what was getting on Londonersa nerves.

Naturally, public transport etiquette featured heavily:

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Why are hundreds of US children suffering from a paralyzing illness?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:11 GMT
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Experts rush to determine the cause of the disease known as AFM as surges occur in alternate years

Mikell Sheehan thought her seven-year-old daughter, Bailey, had a terrible cold. But eight days and eight doctoras visits later, Bailey was paralyzed on her right side, in what would turn out to be one the first surges of a syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2014.

Since then, 500 children across the United States have fallen ill with the little-understood paralyzing disease, with upticks happening every other year. In 2018, 158 cases were diagnosed, the largest number to date.

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What would a city that is safe for women look like?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:12 GMT
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Most cities have not been designed with womenas safety in mind but, from Egypt to Rwanda, new technology, design and education are reducing the threat of violence on the street

Sexual violence has rarely been so high on the news agenda. Since allegations against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein started to emerge in October last year, the global problem has finally become a mainstream issue. The United Nations has estimated that one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, with 120 million girls around the world having been forced into sex acts.

The repercussions go beyond the physical and psychological toll on individuals who have been attacked. Harassment and fear of violence can impede free movement of girls and women and stop them reaching their full potential, both socially and economically. aIf women feel afraid,a says Laura Somoggi, who manages the annual Womanity award for the prevention of violence against women, ait could undermine their ability to work or go to school or university which affects their empowerment, their rights.a Fear of attack is a bar to women escaping poverty.

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What is the EU backstop offer and why won't it sway Brexiters?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:46:48 GMT
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MPs demand a time limit to the backstop, raising the bar for Theresa May in Brussels

Theresa May, shortly after seeing off the rebels seeking to dethrone her, took to the steps of Downing Street to tell of her intention to secure alegal and political assurancesa on the backstop in the withdrawal agreement to aassuage the concerns that members of parliament have on that issuea.

Related: Theresa May confirms she will not lead Tories into next election

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2018: the winners
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:28:23 GMT
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Photographers from 142 countries submitted more than 20,000 images for this yearas TPOTY. Winning images will be displayed at a free exhibition at London Bridge City in the spring

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Senate votes to end US military support for Saudis in Yemen
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:50:07 GMT
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  • Resolution to curb military aid passes by 56 votes to 41
  • Measure reflects lack of confidence in Trump over Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution calling for an end to US military support to the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war, and asserting Congressas right to decide on matters of war and peace.

The measure, which passed by 56 votes to 41, marked the first time the Senate had invoked the 1973 War Powers Resolution to seek to curb the power of the president to take the US into an armed conflict. It marked a significant bipartisan rebuke to the Trump administration, which lobbied intensively against it.

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Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy against US
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:33:24 GMT
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  • Butina could face up to six months in prison, lawyer says
  • Butina allegedly infiltrated NRA to influence US politics

A 30-year-old former student has become the first Russian national convicted for seeking to influence US politics during the 2016 presidential election.

Maria Butina, who built a powerful network that reached into Donald Trumpas circle, tried to infiltrate the influential National Rifle Association (NRA) and relay intelligence on American politicians to a Russian government official.

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Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:09:55 GMT
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French interior minister says officers aneutraliseda ChA(c)rif Chekatt in street encounter

French police have killed the suspected gunman who shot and stabbed people at Strasbourgas Christmas market, killing three and leaving a dozen wounded.

ChA(c)rif Chekatt was shot dead on Thursday evening, 48 hours after he disappeared sparking a massive manhunt. He was killed after police officers spotted him in the Neudorf area of south-east Strasbourg near where he was last seen getting out of a taxi on Tuesday evening.

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Taylor Swift used facial recognition software to detect stalkers at LA concert
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:58:41 GMT
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The Rose Bowl venue didnat inform concert-goers that their image might be collected at a special kiosk showing Taylor Swift rehearsal clips

The periphery of a Taylor Swift concert is as thought out as the show she presents on stage. Beyond the traditional merchandise stands, there are often dedicated selfie-staging points and staff distributing light-up bracelets. When Swift performed at the Los Angeles Rose Bowl venue on 18 May, fans could watch rehearsal clips at a special kiosk.

What they didnat know was that a facial recognition camera inside the structure was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville of hundreds of Swiftas known stalkers, according to a Rolling Stone report.

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EU leaders reject May's idea to salvage her Brexit deal
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:39:33 GMT
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Jean-Claude Juncker tells PM itas not Europeas job to satisfy demands of rebellious Tories

EU leaders delivered a devastating knock-back to Theresa May after she appealed to them to hold anothing in reservea and work with her to salvage her Brexit deal by putting a 12-month limit on the unpopular Irish backstop.

The embattled prime minister had pinned her hopes on a last-ditch effort to persuade the European Union to work with her in devising a legal guarantee, known as a ajoint interpretative instrumenta, that she believes could get her Brexit deal through parliament.

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Virgin Galactic launches SpaceShipTwo to the edge of space
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:31:59 GMT
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Spacecraft launched on Thursday in test mission became first commercial US flight beyond the atmosphere since 2011

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first US commercial human flight to reach space since Americaas shuttle program ended in 2011.

The test flight foreshadows a civilian space race that could kick off as soon as next year, with the British billionaire Richard Bransonas Virgin Galactic battling other billionaire-backed ventures to be the first to offer suborbital flights to tourists who pony up the hefty fares.

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Trump denies he directed Michael Cohen to 'break the law'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:22:58 GMT
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President said he is off the hook for any crime because he acted on aadvice of counsela and ex-lawyer is asupposed to know the lawa

Donald Trump has denied directing his former lawyer and fixer to break the law, a day after Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes committed while working for Trump.

Related: From fixer to inmate: Michael Cohen reckons with his 'blind loyalty' to Trump

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US unveils new Africa policy to counter 'predatory' Russia and China
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:53:23 GMT
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John Bolton says Trump will put African interests first and end aunproductive and unaccountablea UN peacekeeping missions

The Trump administration has unveiled a new Africa policy focused on combating the apredatorya practices of China and Russia, and ending what it calls aindiscriminate assistancea and aunproductive, unsuccessful and unaccountablea UN peacekeeping missions.

Related: John Bolton says he knew in advance Huawei executive would be arrested

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'They don't care': Facebook factchecking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:07 GMT
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Journalists paid to help fix Facebookas fake news problem say they have lost trust in the platform

Journalists working as factcheckers for Facebook have pushed to end a controversial media partnership with the social network, saying the company has ignored their concerns and failed to use their expertise to combat misinformation.

Current and former Facebook factcheckers told the Guardian that the tech platformas collaboration with outside reporters has produced minimal results and that theyave lost trust in Facebook, which has repeatedly refused to release meaningful data about the impacts of their work. Some said Facebookas hiring of a PR firm that used an antisemitic narrative to discredit critics a fueling the same kind of propaganda factcheckers regularly debunk a should be a deal-breaker.

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Steve Carell and TimothA(c)e Chalamet on drugs, disillusionment and playing father and son
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:48:58 GMT
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In Beautiful Boy, Chalamet plays a teenager hooked on crystal meth, Carell his father. They talk about the challenges of their roles a and missing out on best actor Oscars

Beautiful Boy is based on a brace of memoirs that together provide a father-and-son, ahe said, he saida account of the same story. The books in question are Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff, and Beautiful Boy: A Fatheras Journey Through His Sonas Addiction by Nicas journalist father, David. TimothA(c)e Chalamet a currently Hollywoodas hottest young actor after his Oscar nomination for Call Me By Your Name and love interest in the also Oscar-nominated Lady Bird a plays the teenager hooked on crystal meth. Steve Carell is the father trying to understand what has happened to his apparently perfect, happy-go-lucky son. The film displays an unusual commitment to the cyclical nature of addiction, where promises are followed by relapses and feelings of shame followed by yet more promises. It is essentially a two-hander, so it seems only right that the actors should be performing promotional duties together.

Carell, 56, is the first to arrive in our London hotel room. He is wearing a dark brown suit, white shirt and tie, and is unfailingly genial. While we are waiting for Chalamet to arrive, I produce from my bag a book that I happen to be reading: Improv Nation, Sam Wassonas history of American improvisational comedy, which includes material about Second City, the Chicago-based troupe in which the likes of Carell, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert cut their teeth. I flick to the page showing Carell, Colbert and two other comics dressed as the Beatles. It is a photograph he hasnat seen for many years and he looks genuinely gobsmacked. aOh wow. This is incredible.a

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'Death sentence': butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump's border wall
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:00:08 GMT
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More than 200 species make their homes at Americaas most diverse sanctuary, but construction through the reserve could begin in February

On any given day at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, visitors can to see more than 60 varieties of butterflies. In the spring and fall, monarchs and other species can blanket the centeras 100 acres of subtropical bushlands that extend from the visitor center to to the banks of the Rio Grande river, where their property, and US sovereignty, ends.

aItas like something from Fantasia,a said the centeras director, Marianna Wright. aWhen you walk you have to cover your mouth so you donat suck in a butterfly.a

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Black lung disease is still killing miners. The coal industry doesn't want to hear it
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:00:10 GMT
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Todayas black lung rates are higher than 50 years ago, affecting men as young as their 30s, and in Kentucky their right to decent healthcare is being curtailed

Dr James Brandon Crum was alarmed. For months, unemployed coalminers had been coming into his clinic in Coal Run Village, Kentucky, seeking chest radiographs.

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Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of 'petty crimes'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:08:04 GMT
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An appeal for victims of petty crime in the UKas capital has been met with sarcasm

aHave you experienced a petty crime in London?a chirped the New York Times enthusiastically on Twitter, which prompted a deluge of sarcastic responses from Londoners keen to let everyone know just how petty they could be. The US newspaper was attempting to report on the rising level of crime in the capital a a problem the Metropolitan police commissioner recently said was being turned around a but instead it learned a lot more about what was getting on Londonersa nerves.

Naturally, public transport etiquette featured heavily:

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Three bullets from behind: why did police kill a black man in a mall?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:15:43 GMT
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After the killing of EJ Bradford, questions remain: Had police simply killed a bystander? Was Bradford actually shepherding others to safety as gunfire erupted?

There is nothing to mark the spot where EJ Bradford fell.

In an unremarkable corner of an unremarkable Alabama shopping mall, just a few miles from Birmingham, the cradle of the civil rights movement, routine has already gone back to normal. It is less than three weeks since the 21 year-old African American was gunned down by a police officer in circumstances that remain shrouded in controversy and conflicted narratives.

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Why are hundreds of US children suffering from a paralyzing illness?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:11 GMT
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Experts rush to determine the cause of the disease known as AFM as surges occur in alternate years

Mikell Sheehan thought her seven-year-old daughter, Bailey, had a terrible cold. But eight days and eight doctoras visits later, Bailey was paralyzed on her right side, in what would turn out to be one the first surges of a syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2014.

Since then, 500 children across the United States have fallen ill with the little-understood paralyzing disease, with upticks happening every other year. In 2018, 158 cases were diagnosed, the largest number to date.

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Who wants to be Donald Trump's lawyer? He needs a good one | Richard Wolffe
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:16:34 GMT
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His previous lawyer, Michael Cohen, is about to go to jail. Meanwhile his actual lawyer is failing miserably at the job a and the legal challenges are mounting

Who wants to be Donald Trumpas lawyer?

No, seriously. Among all the positions normally considered to be the worst jobs ever a sewer engineer, decomposition cleaner, British prime minister a it surely ranks as even less desirable than Trumpas chief of staff: a job that literally nobody wants. No matter how many imaginary applicants Trump sees lining up outside the West Wing.

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It's rare to see a child in the workplace, but it really shouldn't be | Kaitlin Solimine
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:23:07 GMT
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As Americans move further away from a traditional nuclear family, parents shouldnat have to keep their work identity separate

The morning before I was presenting a paper at a Beat Generation Studies conference in Paris, the babysitter Iad arranged to watch my daughter texted to say she couldnat make it. Worried Iad have to cancel the presentation, I asked the organizers, two men, if they knew of any last-minute babysitters.

aBring her!a they said. aWeare fathers of six kids between us. Weall watch her.a

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Can exposing Americans to its savage, racist history save Charlottesville? | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:55:03 GMT
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After the painful anniversary, I attended a series that educates participants about our townas bleak history. It hurts to look at the past, but we must if we hope to ever be free

On 12 August of this year, my town of Charlottesville, Virginia, reluctantly commemorated the first anniversary of a deadly aUnite the Righta rally. We woke recalling last summer, when throngs of white nationalists raged here, spilling from Court Square past places where we had eaten birthday dinners or lay in yogic shavasana. For this dark observance, the new governor sent 1,000 riot police to blockade downtown like an apartheid of grief. We passed police checkpoints to file on to Fourth Street, to scrawl chalk hymns on the pavement near the place where Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others were battered. All year long, at home, at work, some of us have struggled to reconcile that racist display with what we find lovely about our town.

Two days after that painful anniversary, I attended a public event called Signs of Change, the first in a series that aims to educate participants about our townas bleak racial history and encourage reflection through artmaking. Part of a national initiative called For Freedom: 50 States, Charlottesvilleas Signs was largely designed by the Fralin, a museum which sits on the University of Virginiaas immaculate grounds. Museum educators such as Lisa Jervack chose to focus on seminal events that contorted Charlottesvilleas African American communities, including the demolition of Vinegar Hill. aWe hoped participants would come away shocked, with their eyes opened,a Jervack said.

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How to create a leaderless revolution and win lasting political change | Carne Ross
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:06 GMT
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In an age of insurgency, from gilets jaunes to Extinction Rebellion, non-violence is key to harnessing the energy of protest

The gilets jaunes movement in France is a leaderless political uprising. It isnat the first and it wonat be the last. Occupy, the Arab spring and #MeToo are other recent examples of this new politics. Some of it is good. Some of it is not: a leaderless movement, self-organised on Reddit, helped elect Donald Trump. But leaderless movements are spreading, and we need to understand where they come from, what is legitimate action and, if you want to start one, what works and what doesnat.

Leaderless movements spring from frustration with conventional top-down politics, a frustration shared by many

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Theresa May: a crisis of confidence
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:00:01 GMT
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After a frenzied day of infighting among Conservative MPs, Theresa May remains prime minister, having survived a vote of confidence in her leadership. But how damaging has the episode been for her party? Anushka Asthana hears from the Guardianas Jessica Elgot and Conservative MPs Ben Bradley, Nicky Morgan and Sarah Wollaston. Plus: Natalie NougayrA"de on a make-or-break week for Emmanuel Macron

So Theresa May battles on. Her enemies in the Conservative party tried to remove her a and they monumentally failed. The prime minister has survived a confidence vote and will now attempt to resuscitate her faltering Brexit deal.

But the dayas drama exposed the splits in Britainas ruling party. Divisions are ideological, bitter and increasingly personal.

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Alexandre Lacazette points the way in Arsenalas Europa League run-out against Qarabag
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:58:45 GMT
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A contest of limited consequence given Arsenalas pre-match status as group winners might not have meant a great deal to many but to Laurent Koscielny the experience of feeling like a footballer out on the pitch again and under the floodlights appeared to mean everything.

His individual performance passed without major incident a ideal under the circumstances a and when his number was up after 72 minutes he stopped for a moment and raised his fist to the air, before breaking into an elated smile. The crowd responded with a warm ovation. The substitutes all shook his hand when he got back to the bench, obviously delighted for him. This was a significant moment for the Arsenal captain. He described it later as amuch more than a gamea.

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Michael Jordan says slap of one of his Hornets players was 'only love'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:01:51 GMT
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  • Charlotte owner frustrated after player ran on to court
  • aIt was like a big brother and little brother tapa

Michael Jordan, whose intense competitive spirit along with his otherworldly athletic talent propelled him to six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, has taken that fire into his role as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

Jordan slapped Malik Monk on the back of the head after the guard ran on to the court to celebrate with 0.3 seconds left in Wednesdayas game against the Detroit Pistons. The Hornets were penalised for having too many men on the court a and the Pistons were given a technical foul shot a but Charlotte still squeaked home 108-107.

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Raptors complete sweep of Warriors without Leonard to fire NBA finals warning
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:30:21 GMT
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  • Toronto beat Golden State 113-93 without their best player
  • Raptors beat Warriors in Oakland for first time since 2004
  • Two teams tipped to meet again for NBA title next year

Minus their top player and with their coach still mourning his motheras death two days earlier, the Toronto Raptors put an emphatic stamp on a season sweep of Golden State. They did it with the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors nearly at full strength, too, a very different scenario from when the teams played in Toronto less than two weeks ago.

Kyle Lowry had 23 points and 12 assists to lead a balanced Toronto offense while leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out, and the Raptors dominated from the start in routing the Warriors 113-93 on Wednesday night.

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The Anti-Sports Personality of the Year awards 2018 | Simon Burnton
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:29:10 GMT
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While the more deserving await the BBCas Sports Personality of the Year award verdict on Sunday night, here is our list of sporting anti-heroes from 2018

Related: BBC Sports Personality shortlist to no longer be revealed in advance

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'They are bullies': The American businessman taking on PSG at Bordeaux
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:00:09 GMT
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Joseph DaGrosa is the latest American to invest in French football. He tells Steve Brenner how he hopes to compete with one of the worldas richest clubs

Joseph DaGrosa, a Miami-based investor and entrepreneur, is no stranger to financial challenges. So competing against one of the worldas richest football teams a whose star player costs twice as much as the entire club he had just purchased a was a task that whet the 54 year-oldas appetite.

Last month, DaGrosa finalized a $114m deal to buy FC Girondins de Bordeaux, the six-time Ligue 1 champions, located in one of the finest wine regions in the world.

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WTA offers ranking protection for mothers returning to tour
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:22:29 GMT
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  • Players will use previous rankings at select tournaments
  • Return of Serena Williams after giving birth prompted debate

The WTA has given additional protection to the rankings of mothers returning to the tour after giving birth.

Players who have returned from maternity leave a or have been absent through injury a will now be allowed to use their previous ranking to enter 12 tournaments over a three-year period following their comeback.

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From zero to hero: how the Spider-Man franchise was saved
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:46:08 GMT
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Bringing diversity to the ailing Spidey universe has helped free the characters, leading to an increase in both box office and critical acclaim

Created in 1962 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Peter Parkeras Spider-Man has long been a cultural icon, dominating both merchandise sales and the box office. But big screen fatigue set in and interest started to dwindle. Now Sony is preparing to blow the Spider-Verse wide open, giving the green light to stories that barely involve or arenat centered on Peter Parker at all a a long-overdue development.

Related: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse review a a dazzling animated caper

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Stephen Colbert marks 'landmark case of Donald Trump v Getting Caught'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:53:41 GMT
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Late-night hosts puzzle over the sentencing of Michael Cohen and the audience for an exclusive Fox News streaming service

Late-night hosts analyzed Michael Cohenas three-year prison sentence and the launch of a Fox News streaming service.

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How Barry Jenkins shows that more is less in Beale Street
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:07 GMT
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In his follow-up to best picture winner Moonlight, the directoras mixed adaptation of a James Baldwin classic boasts lush visuals but a flawed script

From a lush opening shot designed to astound to costume choices that aim for awe, Barry Jenkinsa If Beale Street Could Talk, his much-anticipated follow-up to the game-changing best picture winner Moonlight, shows a world suffused with glamour.

At its best, the directoras adaptation of James Baldwinas 70s-set Harlem romance recalls the work of Wong Kar Wai (a film-maker Jenkins has often referenced) with its unbroken shots of hands touching and gazing lovers set to crackly soul records. Itas an inarguably impressive piece of film-making but technique and style only go so far and unlike in his previous, superior work, heas never quite able to dip beneath the glassy surface.

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $5m in final Blurred Lines verdict
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:05:19 GMT
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Copyright battle with Marvin Gaye estate that began in 2013 draws to a close

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have been ordered to pay a total of nearly $5m (APS3.9m) to the family of Marvin Gaye, in a final judgment in the plagiarism case that found similarity between their song Blurred Lines and Gayeas song Got to Give It Up.

Blurred Lines reached No 1 in the US and UK in 2013, becoming Thickeas biggest hit to date, eventually generating a total of $16.6m in revenue (with Thicke and Williams earning $5m each). In August of that year, following an accusation by the Gaye family that the song borrowed from Got to Give It Up, Thicke and Williams filed a lawsuit to try and affirm that their song did not infringe copyright.

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Kentucky governor's rant at local paper resorts to tired tactic: blame Soros
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:02:59 GMT
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Matt Bevin appeared to use an antisemitic dog whistle in his social media broadside against the Courier-Journal

On Wednesday night Kentuckyas Republican governor Matt Bevin posted a three minute diatribe to his social media channels directed at the local Courier-Journal newspaper. In the flailing and accusatory rant, Bevin alleged the paper was adyinga and a shadow of what it once was.

Then, using an antisemitic dog whistle that has become commonplace among rightwing Republicans, he denounced the paperas recent partnership with the non-profit investigative journalism group ProPublica, leaning on its connections to the billionaire philanthropist George Soros, who is frequently a target of anti-Jewish attacks.

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Bitcoin bomb threats across Canada and US appear to be hoax, authorities say
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:56:52 GMT
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Emails demanding a bitcoin ransom and warning of an aexplosive devicea were sent to a variety of businesses and organizations

Bomb threats were reported across the US and Canada on Thursday, forcing widespread evacuations and police response, various agencies say, but all the threats appeared to be hoax ransom ploys for bitcoin payment.

Toronto police say that King Station on Line 1 has been evacuated due to a bomb threat.

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Revealed: FBI kept files on peaceful climate change protesters
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:06 GMT
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A protest at a BP plant in Indiana landed three sixtysomething campaigners in a federal surveillance report, documents released to the Guardian under the Freedom on Information Act show

On 15 May 2016 three friends from Fairfield, Iowa, made the five-hour drive to an oil refinery on the shores of Lake Michigan to participate in what was part of a series of protests and acts of civil disobedience in the fight against climate change. They had every intention of getting arrested. What they didnat expect was to end up in an FBI file for taking part in a peaceful protest.

But according to documents obtained by the Guardian through a Freedom of Information Act (Foia) lawsuit, the file on the Iowa protesters was part of a larger effort by the FBI to assess the danger posed by the climate change activist group 350.org in the run-up to a series of actions that were part of the Break Free from Fossil Fuels campaign. The FBI released seven pages and withheld 25.

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Facebook holds privacy pop-up event in New York after year of public troubles
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:21:01 GMT
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Company had staff on hand to ahelp people manage their privacya and answer questions following controversy-plagued 2018

Facebook held a one-off privacy apop-upa in New York City on Thursday, part of the companyas ongoing public relations efforts to heal its image following a controversy-plagued 2018.

Related: 'They don't care': Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties

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Antisemitic graffiti defaces teachers' union building in Washington DC
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:30:32 GMT
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  • American Federation of Teachers targeted
  • AFT president Randi Weingarten is Jewish

Antisemitic graffiti has been daubed on the wall of the Washington DC headquarters of the American Federation of Teachers, whose leader is a prominent Jewish figure in the US labor movement.

On Tuesday night or Wednesday morning areas around the AFT, including the AFT building, were defaced with the spray-painted phrase aI want Jexita, an antisemitic play on the phrase aBrexita.

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China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:28:35 GMT
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Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissions

China called on rich countries to apay their debtsa on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same.

The trenchant intervention by Xie Zhenhua, the minister who leads the Chinese delegation and a veteran of the UN climate negotiations, came as China faced increasing pressure to shift its stance on some of the key rules required to implement the 2015 Paris agreement.

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Brazil: same-sex couples rush to the altar ahead of Bolsonaro inauguration
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:30:06 GMT
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Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right politician who will be the countryas next president, has called himself a aproud homophobea

On the night of the Brazilian election, Bianca Gama cried as it became clear that the countryas next president would be Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician whose career has been marked by homophobia.

As the official result was announced, Gamaas girlfriend Priscilla Cicconi turned to her and said: aYou were right. We should get married a before he takes office. Letas do it.a

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Gilbert Rozon: Just for Laughs founder charged with rape and indecent assault
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 02:25:26 GMT
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The Canadian comedy festival creator is also facing a C$10m class-action lawsuit

Gilbert Rozon, the founder of Canadian comedy festival Just For Laughs, has been charged with rape and indecent assault.

Quebecas director of criminal prosecutions announced the charges on Wednesday, which relate to incidents that are alleged to have occurred in June and September 1979, in Saint-Sauveur.

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Three rail workers held after deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:45:57 GMT
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Fatal collision will add to fears that Turkeyas infrastructure is deteriorating

Three state railway employees have been detained in Turkey on suspicion of negligence after a collision involving a high-speed train killed at least nine people and injured 84 a an incident that will add to fears that the countryas infrastructure is deteriorating.

The commuter train heading to the city of Konya ploughed into a service engine carrying out a track inspection and then crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in Ankara at about 6.30am local time on Thursday.

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European parliament censures Czech PM in unprecedented move
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:54:05 GMT
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MEPs call for suspension of EU payments to firm owned by Andrej BabiA! over conflict of interest accusations

The European parliament has formally censured the Czech prime minister, Andrej BabiA!, over conflict of interest accusations, in unprecedented criticism of a serving leader.

MEPs called for the suspension of all EU payments to a business owned by the billionaire PM in a non-binding resolution adopted by 434 votes to 64, with 47 abstentions.

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Labour plans to 'throw kitchen sink' to force May's hand on Brexit
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:38:00 GMT
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Opposition considering all options to prevent government running down the clock

Jeremy Corbyn will seek to increase pressure on Theresa May in parliament next week in a bid to prevent the Tories running down the clock on Brexit.

As the prime minister urged EU leaders to offer fresh concessions in Brussels on Thursday, senior Labour sources stressed the party was determined to aturn up the heata at home.

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Sri Lanka: president's dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:43:55 GMT
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Ruling a blow for Maithripala Sirisena, who wants to replace PM with countryas former leader

Sri Lankaas supreme court has rejected an attempt by the president to dismiss parliament and hold snap elections, leaving the country without a prime minister or cabinet and extending a political crisis that has paralysed the nation for more than six weeks.

The court in Colombo ruled that Maithripala Sirisenaas order to dismiss parliament, issued on 9 November, was unconstitutional.

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Mueller inquiry a 'field day' for white-collar lawyers as they rake in millions
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:11 GMT
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Republican donors likely to be frustrated as they shell out for legal assistance, insiders say

As special counsel Robert Mueller has investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin, the inquiry has sucked in dozens of witnesses and targets ranging from obscure conspiracy theorists to top White House aides, members of the Trump family and key campaign figures.

But as a political battle royale rages over the implications of the Mueller inquiry as it has moved closer to Trump, his inner circle and family, there is one group of people who have emerged as clear winners: the lawyers raking in millions of dollars in fees. And one group of potential losers: the GOP donors and others paying for them.

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10 cool shopping districts around the world: readersa tips
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:30:05 GMT
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Hamburg has its vinyl, St Petersburg its designer island and Toronto its arty distillery district. But the retail magic is strongest in Whitley Bay a|

This is a lively, sweeping curve of a high street, catering for a whole host of tastes and interests. Immortalised in the Dire Straits song Tunnel of Love and once a beloved destination for hen and stag parties, it has come a long way of late. Now itas packed with independent boutiques and stores such as Hound Dog Music, Lottie McPhees (cupcakes), Whitley Bay Skate Club (skateboards, rollerskates, scooters etc) and Pulp Fiction Future Food.

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Fire and Fury wins atotal losera Michael Wolff a place on authorsa rich list
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:46:57 GMT
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White House exposA(c) rubbished by Donald Trump earns royalties to rival the likes of perennial favourites such as James Patterson and JK Rowling

Runaway sales of White House exposA(c) Fire and Fury have powered Michael Wolff into Forbesas annual round-up of the worldas highest paid authors for the first time.

According to the business magazine, which bases its estimates on data from NPD BookScan as well as interviews with industry insiders, Fire and Fury sold 1.7m copies worldwide during its first three weeks on sale. Coupled with seven-figure advances for a sequel, and the sale of film and television rights, in total Forbes estimates that Wolff earned $13m (APS10.2m) from June 2017 to June 2018, putting him in seventh position in its list of the book worldas top annual earners.

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What next for Theresa May and her Brexit deal?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:16:31 GMT
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Backstop reassurances, a second referendum, no deal? We explore the possibilities

Theresa May has embarked on yet another dash to Brussels in the hope of securing assurances about the terms of the Irish backstop.

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'I must continue': Statue of Liberty climber still protesting despite facing prison
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:12 GMT
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Patricia Okoumou condemned Trumpas immigration policies at the Eiffel Tower on Thanksgiving ahead of her trial in New York

Patricia Okoumou, the protester who scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July in an audacious protest against the Trump administrationas separation of migrant families, faces the prospect of federal prison when she goes on trial in New York next week.

Related: 'Are they going to shoot me?': Statue of Liberty aclimber on her anti-Trump protest

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's late-life celebrity: aShe changed the lives of American womena
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:03:13 GMT
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Two new movies focus on the life of the revered supreme court justice a an inspiration for a new generation of young feminists and improbable pop-culture icon

The life of an introverted 85-year-old woman is not usually a subject that excites film producers a or audiences, for that matter. And yet, next month, not one but two movies are coming out about the extraordinary life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pioneering feminist, supreme court justice and now pop culture icon. On the Basis of Sex is a fictionalised take on the early part of her career as a law professor and then with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), starring Felicity Jones as Ginsburg and Armie Hammer as her devoted husband. She is also the subject of the documentary RBG, a far more satisfying look at Ginsburgas entire life, from her childhood as a studious Jewish tomboy in Brooklyn, to her role today as one of the most revered figures in US public life. Gloria Steinem describes her in the film as athe closest thing to a superhero I knowa.

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What would a city that is safe for women look like?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:12 GMT
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Most cities have not been designed with womenas safety in mind but, from Egypt to Rwanda, new technology, design and education are reducing the threat of violence on the street

Sexual violence has rarely been so high on the news agenda. Since allegations against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein started to emerge in October last year, the global problem has finally become a mainstream issue. The United Nations has estimated that one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, with 120 million girls around the world having been forced into sex acts.

The repercussions go beyond the physical and psychological toll on individuals who have been attacked. Harassment and fear of violence can impede free movement of girls and women and stop them reaching their full potential, both socially and economically. aIf women feel afraid,a says Laura Somoggi, who manages the annual Womanity award for the prevention of violence against women, ait could undermine their ability to work or go to school or university which affects their empowerment, their rights.a Fear of attack is a bar to women escaping poverty.

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Free Solo review a jaw-dropping high jinks on a 3,000ft rock face
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:09 GMT
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A daredevil with a samuraias intensity, Alex Honnold scales a vertiginous cliff without ropes in this visually staggering documentary

Hereas a film that brought to my mind Mary Poppinsas famous order: aClose your mouth please Michael, we are not a codfish.a I spent most of this film with my jaw on the floor. Itas a visually staggering documentary from National Geographic about the climber Alex Honnold, who specialises in the most mind-boggling and gasp-inducing afree soloa climbs a without a rope, up sheer rock faces, the sort of thing usually undertaken by Tom Cruise or Spider-Man.

This film is about Honnoldas freakily dangerous free solo attempt in 2017 at El Capitan, the 3,000ft-high rock formation in Yosemite Valley, California. We see his difficult relationship with his girlfriend Sanni McCandless. Like all those close to Honnold, she is in the purest form of agony as Honnold makes his almost supernaturally difficult climb. Why is he doing this crazy thing? The nearest Honnold comes to a because-it-is-there moment is comparing his physical and mental intensity to that of a samurai.

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20 best Christmas party recipes: part 4
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:09 GMT
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Duck pancakes, parsnip puree and cavolo nero crisps, and Nigellaas seasonal rocky road a our final selection of recipes for making merry with friends and family

You need to start this a day ahead.

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J-Lo and a stray peacock: Thursday's top photos
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:36:56 GMT
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The Guardianas picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2018: the winners
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:28:23 GMT
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Photographers from 142 countries submitted more than 20,000 images for this yearas TPOTY. Winning images will be displayed at a free exhibition at London Bridge City in the spring

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Team Sky may leave Britain as Sir Dave Brailsford enters 'uncharted waters' in search for new owners
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:23:55 GMT
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Cabaret singer nicknamed 'the veteran's sweetheart' stalked by soldier
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:51:50 GMT
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Alexandre Lacazette fires youthful Arsenal to routine victory as Laurent Koscielny returns
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:53:58 GMT
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Female-led films outperform those with male starsA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:37:43 GMT
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Strasbourg suspect killed in police operation, authorities confirm
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:18:46 GMT
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Man who stood in line to rob bank wearing mask and gloves wasn't queried because staff thought he may have skin condition
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:30:11 GMT
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Aston Villa suspend coachA Kevin MacDonald from working with players amid bullying allegations
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:56:36 GMT
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Gary Lineker told 'keep your Brexit views to yourself' by BBC cricket commentator colleagueA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:15:35 GMT
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Jose Mourinho increasingly angry at Manchester United over lack of transfer activity
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:30:00 GMT
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Daniel Levy is jealous and worried I will leave Spurs, jokes Mauricio Pochettino
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:30:00 GMT
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Ilkay Gundogan praises Raheem Sterling and reveals how he dealt with racist abuse he suffered in Germany
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:30:00 GMT
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Celtic progress toA Europa League knockout round despite Salzburg defeat
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:10 GMT
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Chelsea involved in race row after fans make anti-Semitic chants in Budapest
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:50:35 GMT
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Billy Connolly's Ultimate World Tour, review: a poignant celebration of a life on the road
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:01:00 GMT
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Laura Kenny: Elinor Barker a serious threat to take Tokyo 2020 omnium spot
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:00:00 GMT
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All England Club pays golf members over APS80,000 each to demolish site and expand Wimbledon footprint
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:39:12 GMT
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Martin Glenn resigns as FA chief executive two months after collapse of Wembley sale
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:42:59 GMT
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Steve Hansen could become candidate to replace Eddie Jones after confirming New Zealand exit
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:36:57 GMT
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Vidi frustrate second-string Chelsea to draw final Europa League group game
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:57:10 GMT
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Accused Russian agent Maria Butina pleads guilty to attempting to sway US policy
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:18:36 GMT
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Two in three IVF patients feel ripped off by clinics, watchdog warnsA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:00:00 GMT
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Pub that banned ex-soldier from bringing in his pet ferrets accused of 'discrimination'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:00:00 GMT
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Trump admin vows to tackle Russia and China's 'predatory' practices in Africa
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:51:38 GMT
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Judge praises parents of sick baby girl who let him rule that their daughter should be allowed to die
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:49:03 GMT
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Computer genius built a fraud machine to con savings from hundreds of bank customers
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:59:08 GMT
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Roald Dahl's war medals reunited with his family - 73 years after he left the RAF
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:38:58 GMT
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Immigration route opens up for top international models to work in Britain
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:21:21 GMT
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University professor sent elite mercenaries to rescue student from Isil warzone
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:44:33 GMT
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Police officers asked to fill in forms if they shout at suspects while restraining them
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:22:54 GMT
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Matthew Bourneas Swan Lake, Sadleras Wells, review: Matthew Ball proves a very fine Swan indeed
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:30:44 GMT
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Virgin Galactic successfully sends test pilots into space
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:21:55 GMT
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The smart money is on Lil Rockerfeller
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:55:53 GMT
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Arizona residents attack self-driving cars
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:14:20 GMT
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A feast for the eyes: Natalia Miyar's top tips for festive tablescaping
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:15:53 GMT
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'MeToo' victory in US Congress as politicians change sexual harassment rulesA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:25:50 GMT
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Breaking: Police respond to threat at Columbine high school
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:12:45 GMT
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Christmas Day restaurant bookings are on the rise a but would you swap a home-cooked lunch for dining out?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:00:00 GMT
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Sky-high mortgage rates at 'zombie banks' come under watchdog's spotlight
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:49:29 GMT
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New York's Fearless Girl moved to new home outside Stock Exchange
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:47:51 GMT
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Ketchikan cruise port guide
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:41:41 GMT
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Virgin Galactic preparing to send first commercial pilots into spaceA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:51:49 GMT
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Remembering Tim Wainwright, a talented artist who did inspirational work on cancer
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:39:10 GMT
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Lizzie review: Kristen Stewart stars in a glum, blurry true crime muddle
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:35:24 GMT
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Beware super-gonorrhoea: the gift nobody wants at Christmas
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:34:15 GMT
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National Portrait Gallery to tackle myth of male-only genius with exhibition of 'Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:26:35 GMT
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Clashes in Ramallah amid Israeli raids after West Bank shooting
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:49:22 GMT
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Alzheimeras could be triggered by medical procedures, study suggests
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:00 GMT
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Wetherspoons wins court battle to reveal person behind 'abusive' parody account on Twitter
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:10:33 GMT
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The biggest box office hits of 2018
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:16:13 GMT
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Half a million women forced to endure needless anxiety over breast screening fiascoA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:05:00 GMT
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UK's first digital air traffic control centre opens in BedfordshireA
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:54:17 GMT
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With tears, megachurch Pastor John Gray defends $200K Lamborghini anniversary gift to wife
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:47:08 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
'I wanted to honor her for how she's covered me,' the South Carolina pastor said. One source of his income: a reality-TV show on Oprah Winfrey Network


Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Chrissy Teigen top Forbes' list of highest paid models
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:22:43 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Kendall Jenner was crowned Forbes' highest-paid model of 2018, pulling in an estimated $22.5 million pretax, thanks to contracts with Estee Lauder, Adidas, Calvin Klein


Mika Brzezinski apologizes for slamming Mike Pompeo with 'SUPER BAD' homophobic phrase
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:06:36 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Mika Brzezinski is walking back the words she used when critiquing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday's "Morning Joe."


Dax Shepard denies report that he cheated on Kristen Bell in Instagram post
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:01:27 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Kayti Edwards the model claimed to the Daily Mail that the two "made love" two years after Shepard started dating now-wife Bell, 38.


Padma Lakshmi reflects on speaking out about her sexual assault
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:00:56 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Padma Lakshmi says she stands by her decision to write a New York Times op-ed about being raped as a teenager. The 'Top Chef' host spoke while promoting a contest to choose this year's must-bake holiday treat. (Dec. 13)


Duchess Kate shocks onlookers by driving herself to Buckingham Palace, eluding paparazzi
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:13:00 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Can a royal duchess ever really escape the media in public? It appears they can, sometimes. Kate seems to be taking a page from Meghan's book.


Melania Trump's noticeably lighter hair shocks, causes Twitter uproar
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:03:46 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Melania Trump may want Americans to watch what she does rather than what she wears but now they're wondering what she's done... to her hair.


Miss USA apologizes after video surfaces of her mocking other contestants' English
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:48:13 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers is catching some heat for comments she made about Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat and Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie.


John Mellencamp gushes over fiancée Meg Ryan: She's the 'funniest woman I ever met'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:17:12 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
"I'm engaged, at 67, to a very funny woman," John Mellencamp shared of his love life on "Today."


AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: Elsie Fisher
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:46:19 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Elsie Fisher's portrayal of a teenage YouTuber in "Eighth Grade" has earned her Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards nominations. (Dec. 13)


AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: Ella Mai
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:31:38 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Ella Mai's breakthrough year included an opening slot on tour for Bruno Mars, collaborations with Chris Brown, H.E.R. and Meek Mill and two Soul Train Awards - all while watching "Boo'd Up" bring R&B back to the pop charts. (Dec. 13)


'Queer Eye' star Tan France accuses TSA of labeling him 'security risk' due to skin color
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:15:57 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Tan France, one of the stars of Netflix's "Queer Eye" reboot, said he was put through extra security because of the color of his skin.


Jenny McCarthy: I was told to 'act Republican' on 'The View'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:05:57 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Wednesday on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday, McCarthy shared her reaction to that odd request from Barbara Walters and praised current co-host Meghan McCain.


Kathie Lee Gifford reveals what Regis Philbin said about her 'Today' exit
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:14:10 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
In addition to sharing the conversation with her old "Live" co-host, Gifford expressed hope that he'll viist "Today" one more time before she leaves in April.


Miley Cyrus praises Liam Hemsworth for rescuing her animals, talks of their 'regular' life
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:20:24 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
"I've never loved him more for this," Miley Cyrus told Howard Stern on his radio program Wednesday of Liam Hemsworth's heartwarming deed.


Day in celebrities
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:18:47 -0500
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Chrissy Teigen knows her candy and Twitter has thoughts
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:28:06 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Chrissy Teigen has taken a strong stance on gummy bears. Keri Lumm reports on the reactions.


Twitter applauds Gayle King for 'shooting her shot' with Lenny Kravitz on 'WWHL'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:18:36 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
"Ok Gayle King is on #WWHL THIRSTIN' over Lenny Kravitz," a Twitter user remarked, after the two appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" Wednesday.


Momoa's 'surreal' 'Aquaman' journey
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:44:15 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
At the Los Angeles premiere of "Aquaman," star Jason Momoa says he's thankful for his success, co-star Amber Heard talks about playing a powerful character, while director James Wan reveals how he got Julie Andrews on board. (Dec. 13)


Melania Trump dismisses 'gossip' following Cohen sentencing: 'Focus on the substance'
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:18:02 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
First lady Melania Trump says she is not "focusing on the gossip" surrounding speculation over her marriage to President Donald Trump and his behavior.


'Springsteen on Broadway' hits Netflix: A revelatory night with a rock 'n roll legend
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:06:39 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Bruce Springsteen's Broadway debut hits Netflix Sunday, one day after his 236th and final live performance.


Trump's inauguration spending under investigation by federal authorities, reports say
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:48:24 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Federal authorities are investigating whether the president's inauguration committee misspent some of the millions of dollars it raked in.


Cybill Shepherd: Les Moonves canceled my show after I refused his advances
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:37:32 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
In a Thursday interview with SiriusXM's Michelle Collins, Cybill Shepherd says Les Moonves began giving her show notes and then canceled "Cybill" after she rejected his advances.


The Geminid meteor shower is coming to a sky near you Thursday night
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:13:18 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
There's a cool space doubleheader this week: In addition to comet 46P/Wirtanen, the often spectacular Geminid meteor shower will also make its annual appearance.


Dax Shepard denies report that he cheated on Kristen Bell in Instagram post
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:01:27 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Kayti Edwards the model claimed to the Daily Mail that the two "made love" two years after Shepard started dating now-wife Bell, 38.


Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of emailed bomb threats
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:26:44 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Although no explosive devices were found, New York, San Francisco, Oklahoma City are among the cities forced to check out the threats.


University of Richmond player's family will donate his brain to concussion research
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:29:38 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Freshman defensive back Augustus Lee, 20, was found dead Tuesday; his family wonders if brain injury may have played a role in his suicide.


In rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to halt US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen, names crown prince as responsible for Khashoggi death
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:49:54 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Thursday's vote marks the first time the Senate invoked Congress' war powers to challenge U.S. military involvement abroad. Trump opposed withdrawal.


Puppy looks pretty good on the ice at St. Louis Blues practice
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:32:16 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
St. Louis Blues have adopted Barclay, a yellow Labrador Retriever, to help socialize him for becoming a service dog.


What happens with stolen packages? Porch pirates out in force over the holidays
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:00:04 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Package theft is a growing problem as more Americans buy goods online and have them delivered to their homes. And the solution aren't that great.


Fatal collision involving billionaire's yacht under investigation
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:34:46 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a fatal collision that occurred between a yacht owned by Montana billionaire Dennis Washington and a fishing boat.


'Queer Eye' star Tan France accuses TSA of labeling him 'security risk' due to skin color
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:15:57 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Tan France, one of the stars of Netflix's "Queer Eye" reboot, said he was put through extra security because of the color of his skin.


3-legged turtle swam in circles until now
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:52:00 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Rocky was only able to swim in circles before a prosthetist came along and gave him a helping hand (fin).


Miss USA apologizes after video surfaces of her mocking other contestants' English
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:48:13 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers is catching some heat for comments she made about Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat and Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie.


Are scooters safe? Government scientists study health risks as scooters descend on cities
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:02:16 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
In a first-ever study, a team of CDC scientists are investigating scooter crashes to determine how to prevent them.


Trump Jr. says his father is a regifter, has given him back monogrammed items
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:46:06 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Donald Trump Jr. said his father, President Donald Trump, sometimes regifts items, even things that Trump Jr. purchased.


Cancer survivor bursts into tears meeting hero
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:40:43 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
She waited so long just to know his name. Meeting him in person was beyond any of her expectations.


Mika Brzezinski apologizes for slamming Mike Pompeo with 'SUPER BAD' homophobic phrase
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:06:36 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Mika Brzezinski is walking back the words she used when critiquing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday's "Morning Joe."


Explosive 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 trailer shows off bearded Spock, new villain
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:34:17 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Everyone's favorite Vulcan is returning to the "Star Trek" universe when "Star Trek: Discovery" resumes on CBS All Access in January. The new trailer for the series shows off a bearded version of the iconic Spock.


A slashed tire, a pointed gun, bullies on the road: Why do Waymo self-driving cars get so much hate?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:12:14 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Waymo self-driving vans have been targeted on Phoenix-area roads and freeways, but the company rarely seeks arrests


Green Bay Packers positioned to clear cap space by shedding some big-name players
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:09:47 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Brian Gutekunst is looking at a roster teardown in a few weeks, but the Green Bay Packers GM will have plenty of salary-cap room for the rebuild.


Donald Trump's suffocating presence and unhinged executive power is the product of history
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:17:37 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Given the presidency's evolution, Donald Trump, the overlord of American politics, is not a fluke, or some historic anomaly. He's an inevitability.


Scaramucci: President Trump runs a tight ship
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:19:02 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The president hires and fires employees like an entrepreneur, not a politician, writes Anthony Scaramucci, a former Trump communications director.


Trump's next chief of staff will be a pretend chief of staff
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:21:01 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
John Kelly is leaving this chaotic and demeaning White House. Now who wants to jump into a sandbox that's looking more like legal quicksand?: Our view


You don't bring a novice to a knife fight. That's why Democrats need Nancy Pelosi.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:59:34 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Everything that happens next year in the House amounts to a Democratic audition -- and platform -- for the 2020 presidential, Senate and House elections.


The Rock Hall finally got it right – thanks to its legendary 2019 class
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:08:42 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
This year's list of inductees, featuring Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson and Radiohead, is one of the most exciting in recent memory.


KFC firelog that smells just like its fried chicken sells out in hours
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:05:14 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Not sure what to buy the friend who has everything? KFC is now selling a firelog that smells like its fried chicken - just in time of the holidays.


My tailor said I had 2 months to lose weight for my wedding. She didn't know I was anorexic.
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:00:08 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
My wedding dress has forced me to confront a past of calorie counting, obsessive exercise and never feeling good enough.


These changes must be made by Olympic sport leaders to protect young athletes
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:31:02 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
There are a few steps that must be taken to start the process of making sure sexual abusers are caught and never again allowed near another child.


The day in pictures
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:42:35 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday


Taylor Swift turns 29: Her career in photos
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:24:40 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday


New at Disney World in 2019: Star Wars and much more
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:55:46 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The biggest news at Disney World for 2019 - really, the biggest theme park news in years - will be the debut of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.


December political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:16:07 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Gannett's cartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.


USA TODAY Sports' Week 15 NFL picks: Do Cowboys stay hot vs. Colts?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:57:13 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
As the playoff picture crystallizes and other teams circle the drain, our NFL experts serve up their weekly prognostications.


The 2019 Rock Hall inductees are: Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Radiohead and more
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:31:29 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies are the seven names that will be inducted next year.


These awesome holiday gifts are on sale right now
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:33:54 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Just because it's Christmas present crunch time doesn't mean you have to spend all your money.


Robot featured at Russian event is actually a man in a suit
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:53:01 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Russian state TV praised the "hi-tech robot" featured at an annual technology event for children. Turns out, it wasn't a robot at all.


Barf bag included: Disgusting Food Museum lives up to its name
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:48 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Your ticket is a barf bag, which says everything about an exhibit rich on some of the gross foods from around the world


NJ motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:13 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
An armored truck spilled cash Thursday on a New Jersey highway, leading to two crashes as drivers "went a little bit crazy," stopping their cars and scrambling to grab the swirling money. (Dec. 13)


Scuba Santa dives in San Francisco aquarium
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:03:04 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to scuba dive and feed the fish in San Francisco. The California Academy of Sciences launched its holiday festivities by having a diver dressed as Santa swim in the coral reef exhibit. (Dec. 13)


Reports: Trump attended negotiations with National Enquirer about hush money deals
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:03:00 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
President Donald Trump was in the room during negotiations with National Enquirer publisher David Pecker over how the tabloid could assist in quashing negative stories, according to media reports.


GE's digital unit to sell majority stake in ServiceMax
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:36:20 -0500
From feeds.reuters
General Electric Co on Thursday said its digital unit would sell a majority stake in ServiceMax, a cloud-based provider of software used in inventory and workforce management, to technology-focused private equity firm Silver Lake.


Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:06:08 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible.


Evidence of Apple switch ruled inadmissible in Qualcomm antitrust case
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:40:37 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that evidence provided by chip supplier Qualcomm Inc that major phone makers like Apple Inc have moved to competing suppliers like Intel Corp cannot be used to fight allegations Qualcomm acted to preserve a monopoly on some mobile phone chips.


Pantera says some tokens in portfolio likely noncompliant with SEC rules
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:17:31 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. blockchain investment firm Pantera Capital said on Thursday approximately a quarter of the fund's capital was invested in projects or digital assets that may not have been compliant with U.S. securities regulations.


Starbucks sales growth to be steady despite UberEats deal, plans for China expansion
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:10:50 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it was partnering with UberEats for delivery from about 3,500 U.S. stores and would nearly double its outlets in China over the next four years, but forecast that same-store sales would remain steady, sending shares down 3 percent.


Apple plans new $1 billion campus for Austin, Texas
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:22:13 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas, that will house up to 15,000 workers as part of a broader push by U.S. companies to create more domestic jobs.


Adobe's quarterly revenue surges 23 percent
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:16:54 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Adobe Systems Inc on Thursday reported a 22.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher subscriptions for its flagship Creative Cloud suite of software that includes Photoshop.


Cryptocurrency project Basis to shut down and return funding to investors
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:42:21 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Basis, a cryptocurrency project that in April announced it had raised $133 million from a slew of high profile investors, said on Thursday that it was shutting down and returning the funds to its backers because of regulatory concerns.


YouTube, under pressure for problem content, takes down 58 million videos in quarter
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:13:26 -0500
From feeds.reuters
YouTube took down more than 58 million videos and 224 million comments during the third quarter based on violations of its policies, the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday in an effort to demonstrate progress in suppressing problem content.


Deliv signs up 20 new U.S. retailers for same-day delivery
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:50:41 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Deliv Inc, which uses contract drivers to deliver online orders from stores and malls for a fee, said on Thursday it is partnering with twenty new U.S. retailers including Nike and Bed Bath & Beyond as demand for same-day delivery surges.


Qualcomm to file suits in Chinese courts to ban iPhone XS, XR sales
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:41:22 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is asking courts in China to ban sales of Apple Inc's latest iPhone models XS and XR after winning a preliminary injunction against older models, the company confirmed on Thursday.


EU court cuts Deutsche Telekom antitrust fine by a third
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:44:34 -0500
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Europe's second-highest court on Thursday slashed an EU antitrust fine handed down to Deutsche Telekom four years ago by about a third to 19 million euros ($21.6 million), saying that EU regulators had erred in calculating the penalty.


Trading startup Robinhood branches out into U.S. checking and savings accounts
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:28:40 -0500
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Commission-free trading startup Robinhood has launched U.S. checking and savings accounts that pay a 3 percent interest rate, broadening the suite of financial products it offers, the company said on Thursday.


UAE, Saudi Arabia start work on fintech for cross-border settlements
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:41:59 -0500
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The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have started developing fintech for cross-border settlements, including a digital currency project, the UAE's central bank governor said on Wednesday.


Advocacy group drafts U.S. privacy bill as effort grows to make law next year
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:24:23 -0500
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A consumer advocacy group backed by large American technology companies on Thursday unveiled a U.S. privacy bill that strictly limits collection of biometric and location information and calls for punishment by fines, as Congress weighs nationwide regulation to supersede new California rules.


Google launches Thai AI project to screen for diabetic eye disease
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:23:27 -0500
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Google said on Thursday it had launched an artificial intelligence program in Thailand to screen for a diabetic eye disease which causes permanent blindness.


U.S.-Israeli analytics startup Chorus.ai raises $33 million
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:05:24 -0500
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Chorus.ai, a U.S.-Israeli provider of analytics for sales teams, said on Thursday it raised $33 million in a funding round led by Canadian investment firm Georgian Partners.


Saipem revenues will not be impacted by cyber attack
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:35:39 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A cyber attack on Italian oil service contractor Saipem will have no impact on the group's revenues, a spokesman said on Thursday.


German ruling on Google licensing fees should be halted: EU court adviser
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:55:29 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A German rule which gives publishers the right to demand a license fee from Google for using news snippets should be halted as it has not been notified to the European Commission, an advisor to Europe's top court said on Thursday.


Cyber pirates hack French foreign ministry webpage
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:27:58 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Hackers have stolen data from a French foreign ministry website created for citizens traveling abroad, the ministry said on Thursday.


Asian shares jolted by weak Chinese data, growth risks
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:57:43 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Asian shares tumbled on Friday after China reported a set of weak data, fanning fresh worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy and leaving investors fretting over the wider impact of a yet unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute.


Bitcoin bomb threats sweep U.S., Canada, but lack credibility
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:41:07 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.


Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:25:21 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Amid a slowing economy and a slew of mixed signals from the environment ministry, China's embattled local governments are facing a dilemma: do they go all out to curb smog this winter, or do their best to keep factories humming?


EU gives May assurances on Brexit, but cold comfort
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:57:38 -0500
From feeds.reuters
European Union leaders assured Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that the Brexit treaty she agreed last month but is struggling to get through UK parliament should not bind Britain forever to EU rules.


EU offers Britain some assurances over Brexit backstop
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:57:38 -0500
From feeds.reuters
European Union leaders gave Prime Minister Theresa May assurances on Thursday that they would seek to agree a new deal with Britain by 2021 so that the contentious Irish "backstop" is never triggered.


New York sues Target, Walmart over lead-contaminated toys
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:52:06 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Target Corp , Walmart Inc and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children's toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said.


U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:49:52 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.


U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:45:59 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Main suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gun battle with police: officials
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:43:21 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said.


Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending: WSJ
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:39:00 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.


U.S. recession risks jump, Fed rate hike expectations slump: Reuters poll
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:19:47 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The risk of a U.S. recession in the next two years has risen to 40 percent, according to a Reuters poll of economists who also found a significant shift in expectations toward fewer Federal Reserve interest rate rises next year.


Exclusive: France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn - sources
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:09:54 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, sources told Reuters, as board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office following his indictment in Japan for suspected misconduct.


Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:06:08 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible.


New Zealand police investigating bomb threat emails: cyber security agency
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:48:12 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Police in New Zealand are investigating email threats received by some residents that claim explosive devices were hidden in their offices, the cyber security agency CERT NZ said on Friday after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada.


Some Trump advisers tell him to consider Kushner as chief of staff: sources
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:45:27 -0500
From feeds.reuters
President Donald Trump has been hearing appeals from some advisers to consider his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for the position of White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.


Evidence of Apple switch ruled inadmissible in Qualcomm antitrust case
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:40:37 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that evidence provided by chip supplier Qualcomm Inc that major phone makers like Apple Inc have moved to competing suppliers like Intel Corp cannot be used to fight allegations Qualcomm acted to preserve a monopoly on some mobile phone chips.


Instacart, Amazon's Whole Foods relationship to end next year
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:32:31 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Instacart said on Thursday it will stop delivering groceries for Whole Foods next year, ending a partnership that has been under stress since Amazon.com Inc bought the upmarket grocer last year.


Wall Street ends flat as nervous investors flock to defensive shares
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:20:07 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The S&P 500 finished little changed after a volatile session on Thursday, as investors continued to be spooked by uncertainty on both domestic and international issues, driving up bids for defensive shares while financials and consumer discretionary stocks were the biggest drags.


Long-time GE bear ditches negative view, shares jump
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:18:43 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A JP Morgan analyst who has long held a negative outlook on General Electric Co shares as they have tumbled upgraded his view on the conglomerate's stock on Thursday.


EU leaders agreed Irish backstop should only be temporary: Austria's Kurz
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:17:28 -0500
From feeds.reuters
EU leaders agreed on Thursday to spell out that the "backstop" guarantee to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland should only be a temporary solution, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said.


U.S. solar takes hit from Trump tariffs but is cheaper than ever: report
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:15:59 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. solar installations fell 15 percent in the third quarter as the Trump administration's tariffs on overseas-made panels forced developers to put off large projects, according to a report commissioned by the industry's primary trade group.


HSC results guide: How to see your marks
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The wait is almost over for Year 12 students, who are both excitedly and nervously awaiting the reveal of their HSC results and ATARs.

Miss Australia in Instagram scandal
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Miss Australia, Miss USA and Miss Colombia have been slammed for publicly mocking non-English speaking contestants at the pageant prelim swimsuit competition, where 94 nationalities are represented.

Hell breaks loose on subway over racist rant
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A subway rider made a citizenas arrest of a violent passenger who repeatedly kicked a fellow commuter on a Brooklyn subway train and hurled a racial slur at the woman.

ScoMo pushes to keep gender on birth certificates
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The Morrison Government is planning to override state laws to prevent a personas gender from being stripped from their birth certificate.

Mumas incredible makeover
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At her heaviest, Chloe Cox weighed 120kg.

Fresh health warnings over controversial paleo diet
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The controversial paleo diet has been dealt another blow by health researchers, whoave discovered a link between the so-called acaveman food lifestylea and heart disease risk.

The story Iam sick of having to write
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COMMENT

Horrified shoppers found a dead dog hanging from a car
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WARNING: Distressing content

Teens taught how to say ayesa to sex
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The NSW government has released a new sex education campaign that aims to teach young Australias how to recognise and give consent.

Day I discovered husbandas sick secret
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Liz thought her husband might be having an affair. The truth was so much worse.

Arnottas transforms biscuits into Sundaes
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Itas happening, Australia. Arnottas have released a new range of sundaes that will make us all scream for ice cream (sorry, had to be said).

Mobile phone ban coming to schools
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Primary school students in NSW will no longer be allowed to bring their mobile phones to school as of next year, in a bid to reduce stress, bullying and sex images.

Heartbreaking letter to dead mum Olga Edwards
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Most of us have never met you, never knew you a we only saw your faces on the news, on our news feeds, in our papers a but today you feel like part of us.

Bloggeras aignoranta chart outrages mums
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A blogger has come under fire after she posted to Facebook a ahorriblea chart comparing stay-at-home mums with working mums.

Thereas still time to outsource your Christmas cooking
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If you have ever spent Christmas Day slaving over a hot oven on a hellishly hot day, you will have fantasised about heading out to a restaurant instead of hosting at home.

A woman says sheas found a screw in a bread roll
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A Queensland mother says she could have been moments away from feeding her little baby part of a bread roll that had a screw in it.

Fourth grader kills herself after arelentless bullyinga
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The family of a nine-year-old black girl who took her own life in a tiny town in Americaas deep south last week say she was the target of racist taunts and bullying by classmates.

Nuns admit to taking $500k from school to gamble in Vegas
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Now thatas a bad habit!

Man jailed for using ATM glitch to purge bank of $1.6m a he has no regrets
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It sounds like the plot for a movie.

Tranquil picture of a woman at the beach hides a dark truth
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It looks like your standard Instagram shot of a pretty, young woman enjoying a sunny day at the beach.

Tips to survive the danger zone of bad eating
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For many of us, a day of healthy eating is quickly undone when we arrive home from work, exhausted, unmotivated and with low blood glucose levels.

Revealed: Cheapest supermarket for the Christmas shop
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The numbers have been crunched and if keeping the Christmas dinner as cheap as possible is your priority, then get thee to Aldi.

How to cook a stress-free festive lunch
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For whatever reason, most people in Generation X or younger havenat picked up the Christmas lunch baton from their parents yet.

Shocking pictures show a dead puppy left tangled during hot weather
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WARNING: Distressing content

Secret behind million-dollar beauty empire
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Long before Kylie Jenner made lip fillers famous, Kim Kardashian helped spruik a beauty trend that has now become the norm a eyelash extensions.