Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze


The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze



The Latest on wildfires burning across the US West (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history.

Hippo spanking at Los Angeles Zoo prompts police investigation, report says


Hippo spanking at Los Angeles Zoo prompts police investigation, report says



A viral video that appears to show a visitor at the Los Angeles Zoo hop a fence, sneak up from behind and spank a hippopotamus has prompted a police investigation, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Late cloud over Ellison bid for Minnesota attorney general


Late cloud over Ellison bid for Minnesota attorney general



Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, sought his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse.

Firefighter dies battling Northern California's Mendocino Complex blaze


Firefighter dies battling Northern California's Mendocino Complex blaze



California authorities late Monday said a firefighter died battling the massive Mendocino Complex fires that have burned 336,399 acres in the state.

The September issue 'means nothing anymore,' says marketing executive


The September issue 'means nothing anymore,' says marketing executive



Publishers used to boast of the “thud” the issues made when dropped on a coffee table, but now that "thud" is more of a whimper.

Tattoo artist inks whatever he wants on clients


Tattoo artist inks whatever he wants on clients



Most people won’t trust a stranger to buy them a shirt — let alone choose a tattoo for them.

German man calls police on 'very persistent' baby squirrel following him


German man calls police on 'very persistent' baby squirrel following him



“The man didn’t know what to do and so he called the police. He was certainly feeling a bit threatened.”

'100,000 Pyramid' contestant's 'Bin Laden' answer goes viral


'100,000 Pyramid' contestant's 'Bin Laden' answer goes viral



A contestant on ABC’s “$100,000 Pyramid” that aired Sunday appeared to mix up the names Obama and Usama when he was teamed with actor Tim Meadows.

Abby Lee Miller has 'sixth and hopefully' final lumbar injection


Abby Lee Miller has 'sixth and hopefully' final lumbar injection



Abby Lee Miller has high hopes that she's undergone her final round of chemotherapy treatment, and she's bringing fans inside her hospital room to commemorate the occasion.

Sam Smith slammed for saying he doesn't like Michael Jackson


Sam Smith slammed for saying he doesn't like Michael Jackson



A comment about the King of Pop has Sam Smith in hot water.

Lena Dunham shares list of baby names she made with ex Jack Antonoff


Lena Dunham shares list of baby names she made with ex Jack Antonoff



Well this is… awkward.

Disney reveals 'Mulan' star Liu Yifei in character as Chinese warrior


Disney reveals 'Mulan' star Liu Yifei in character as Chinese warrior



"Mulan" is slated to come out in the U.S. in March 2020, according to Disney.

'RHONY' star Sonja Morgan recalls being held at knifepoint


'RHONY' star Sonja Morgan recalls being held at knifepoint



After “The Real Housewives of New York City” star Sonja Morgan casually mentioned on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” that she had once been held at knife-point in an elevator, Page Six got the full (terrifying) story.

Farrah Abraham pleads not guilty after being charged with battery, resisting police: report


Farrah Abraham pleads not guilty after being charged with battery, resisting police: report



Reality star Farrah Abraham has reportedly pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard in June.

Celeb style: How low can they go?


Celeb style: How low can they go?



Some stars aren't scared to wear a dress cut down to waaaaaaaay down there.

Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)


Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)



It is very hard to find stars with bad bodies who frequent beaches. But we still try. Kind of.

Abbot's murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt's Christians


Abbot's murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt's Christians



It reads like a murder mystery set in an exotic locale: an abbot found dead in a desert monastery; a monk defrocked and arrested; another held by police and hospitalized after trying to kill himself — or did his fellow monks stage a revenge attack?

Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown


Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown



China blamed "anti-China forces" on Tuesday for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps.

Mexico: Lopez Obrador expands plan for Yucatan tourist train


Mexico: Lopez Obrador expands plan for Yucatan tourist train



Mexico's president-elect announced an even more ambitious proposal for a train on the Yucatan peninsula Monday that would link nearly all the region's main tourist draws and cost double or more than the previously announced figure.

Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up


Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up



The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail.

Army Green Beret dies after IED explosion in southern Afghanistan


Army Green Beret dies after IED explosion in southern Afghanistan



A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, has died from wounds he received in a bomb blast in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, the Pentagon announced Monday.

US Army Special Forces soldier killed in action


US Army Special Forces soldier killed in action



Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Transfiguracion died from wounds received when an I.E.D. exploded while he was on patrol in Afghanistan.

Ex-Gitmo detainee now selling sweets in Uruguay capital


Ex-Gitmo detainee now selling sweets in Uruguay capital



A bit of sweetness has entered the life of at least one of the men formerly held at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

Lira falls as dispute between US and Turkey deepens


Lira falls as dispute between US and Turkey deepens



Turkish President Erdogan says his country is under economic siege and that the U.S. is stabbing his country in the back; Rich Edson reports from the State Department.

Argentina's Fernandez denies charges in corruption case


Argentina's Fernandez denies charges in corruption case



Former President Cristina Fernandez on Monday denied any wrongdoing following recent accusations that she was responsible for a corruption scheme involving public works contracts that has ensnared many of Argentina's former officials and business elite.

UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria


UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria



The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says.

Ingraham: Who's really dividing America?


Ingraham: Who's really dividing America?



The media hide Antifa's ugly actions because their goals mostly align.

Libertarian: I was banned for life from Twitter


Libertarian: I was banned for life from Twitter



In yet another alleged example of Big Tech censoring free speech, former State Department employee & author Peter Van Buren says Twitter has banned him for heated political arguments. #Tucker

Tucker: White supremacy is not a crisis in America


Tucker: White supremacy is not a crisis in America



White supremacy is not ubiquitous in America.It's incredibly rare. You could easily live your entire life here without meeting a single person who believes anything like that. However, a growing crisis in this country is leftwing extremism and violence. #Tucker

Steyn: Someone will get killed, media will be complicit


Steyn: Someone will get killed, media will be complicit



Author and commentator Mark Steyn on the violence of the left - and its denial. #Tucker

Mac Donald: Jeong is typical product of American academy


Mac Donald: Jeong is typical product of American academy



City Journal contributing editor Heather Mac Donald says that controversial new member of the New York Times editorial board, Sarah Jeong, is not just racist. She's a typical, 'boring' product of today's American acadademia. #Tucker

Dershowitz: Strzok's big mistake was not recusing himself


Dershowitz: Strzok's big mistake was not recusing himself



Professor Emritus at Harvard on FBI official Peter Strzok's firing and its impact on Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. #Tucker

Tammy Bruce: For CNN, anyone on the left is 'anti-hate' -- even violent masked mayhem-driving thugs


Tammy Bruce: For CNN, anyone on the left is 'anti-hate' -- even violent masked mayhem-driving thugs



CNN can’t seem to see past their own hatred of Trump and anyone who voted for him.

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner has a 20-point plan to ruin the internet -- you've been warned


Democrat Sen. Mark Warner has a 20-point plan to ruin the internet -- you've been warned



Mr. Warner appears to have a John Kerry-like admiration for the power of European Union regulators - never mind they would turn America's technology industry into french toast.

Dana Perino: Omarosa's book will be forgotten -- her despicable behavior will not


Dana Perino: Omarosa's book will be forgotten -- her despicable behavior will not



Even if Omarosa Maginault Newman didn’t think that the president of the United States deserved better from her, I believe the citizens of this country do.

Harry Kazianis: Is North Korea breaking its word to Trump?


Harry Kazianis: Is North Korea breaking its word to Trump?



Should we really be shocked - shocked! - that the Kim family would continue a proud family tradition of lying about North Korea's military aims?

Parliament car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured

A number of pedestrians have been injured, Scotland Yard say.

Royal Mail fined record £50m by Ofcom

Whistl is seeking damages after Royal Mail is found to have abused its dominant market position.

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Pension scam victims 'lost £91,000 each'

Regulators are launching a new campaign aimed at alerting people to the dangers posed by fraudsters.

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Vienna ranked as most liveable city in the world

It's the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit survey.

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Venezuela crisis: Maduro to curb fuel subsidies

Venezuela's president says prices must rise to stop fuel smugglers cheating the country of millions.

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US pushes back on foreign takeover deals

The US has strengthened its power to review and block business deals, with an eye to China.

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Sainsbury's supermarket goes 'till-free'

The retail giant is running a trial in one store where shoppers scan items and pay with their phone.

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Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

The explanation of his plan to take the electric carmaker private follows legal action by some investors.

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Mike Ashley told to pay House of Fraser suppliers in full

Sport Direct's Mike Ashley is urged to pay suppliers to the failed department store chain "in full".

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Young workers 'aware of pension reality'

Workers in the UK are among the most pessimistic globally about their retirement finances, a report says.

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Monsanto weedkiller case: Bayer shares tumble after payout

Bayer insists glyphosate use is safe, but its market value drops after the record California payout.

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Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Three sites offering retro games have gone offline following legal action.

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Working mums: 'We're too tough on ourselves'

We ask three women about the challenges of being a working mum.

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Charging ahead

From battery-powered trucks to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are going mainstream around the world.

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