Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2 feared dead, multiple people injured in shooting in downtown Manhattan

Another attack! 2 feared dead, multiple people injured in shooting in downtown Manhattan

Two people were killed and at least five killed during a shooting and truck ramming in lower Manhattan today October 31st. Below is how UK Daily is reporting it...

The driver was in a Home Depot truck and is believed to have been driving in the wrong direction down a cycle path on the West Side Highway where he fatally struck two cyclists.
They are then reported to have hopped out the vehicle with a gun in their hand, prompting police nearby to draw their guns and fire. The perpetrator is alive and was taken to custody but is injured

Another attack! 2 feared dead, multiple people injured in shooting in downtown Manhattan

With Paul Manafort's indictment, Donald Trump is done

When his old campaign manager was indicted Monday, Mr Trump called me on the phone, crying like a baby, and begged me to endorse him. I said, “You're already President, Mr President. You were elected.” He said, “I'd still like your endorsement.” I have a recording of the phone call. It's so sad. Donald Trump is done. He couldn't get elected dogcatcher in New York, his hometown. I was very very nice about it. Very nice. But New Yorkers love dogs and he does not. There are 14 recorded instances of him kicking small dogs, and I have documentary proof of all but two of them.

Kamokuna, Hawaii: A lot Of People Believe This Is Truly The Portal To Hell

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Kamokuna, Hawaii: A lot Of People Believe This Is Truly The Portal To Hell
An ancient volcanic site calved with human bodies around it has been discovered by a U.S. Geological Survey team in Kamokuna, a place located in Hawaii and many believe this is the portal to hell fire.
The site was seen surrounded by the twisted souls of the damned, Where they are forever frozen wile trying to flee, or have they been tasked with being its eternal gatekeepers? Whether they are going in or out of this portal, the word “tortured” comes to mind when looking at them.

ALBUM: Chris Brown – Heartbreak On A Full Moon | 45 Tracks

Chris Brown’s new album Heartbreak on a Full Moon is so stuffed with songs, it’ll take you nearly 2 hours 40 minutes to listen from start to finish.

If you can find the time, the R&B singer’s 45-track, eighth studio album has arrived in full...and just in time for Halloween.
Brown’s latest features big-name features from Dej Loaf, Lil Yachty, Usher, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Kodak Black, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Jhene Aiko, R Kelly and many more, and includes the previously released tracks “Pull Up,” “Everybody Knows” and “Hope You Do.”

Senator Danjuma Goje loses wife

The family of Senator Danjuma Goje announces the death of Hajiya Yelwa Danjuma Goje - The Nigerian Senate commiserates with Senator Danjuma Goje over the death of his wife - Senate president Bukola Saraki describes the deceased as an exemplary pillar of support Hajiya Yelwa Danjuma Goje, wife of the former governor of Gombe state, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, has died in a hospital in the United States of America. Ahmed Mohammed Goje, son of the former governor announced the death of his mother on Monday, October 30, in a statement he issued on behalf of the family.

Corey Feldman Says He Gave the Names of Alleged Molesters to Police Years Ago

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Corey Feldman alleged Monday that he was molested in the 1980s by a current Los Angeles Dodgers’ employee who “ran a child’s club in Hollywood” at the time.

“The Goonies” actor would not name the alleged abuser, citing security fears and possible legal repercussions, but said the man was one of two people who sexually abused him when he was a Hollywood child star three decades ago.

“I’ve told these names to the police,” Feldman said during an appearance on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” on Monday. “I’ve told the names to investigative reporters. Nobody’s ever put it out there.”

Feldman said he identified the alleged abusers in 1993 to police officers in Santa Barbara, California, while they interrogated him about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. (Feldman has denied that Jackson was a pedophile.)

Arrest warrant has been issued for Harvey Weinstein first public accuser Rose McGowan for drug possession

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An arrest warrant has been issued for actress Rose McGowan for felony possession of a controlled substance.McGowan was the first actress who publicly called out, mogul movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

The felony charge comes from a police investigation of personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on January 20.

Police say the items tested positive for narcotics. Adding that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained the warrant on February 1.

Police say the arrest warrant was issued way before her rape accusation against Weinstein. Adding that they've attempted to contact McGowan so she can appear in a Loudoun County, Virginia, court, to no avail.

Selena Gomez and The Weekend reportedly split after dating for 10 months

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd reportedly split after dating for 10 months

For all those wondering why she's has been hanging out with ex Justin Beiber, there you have it! According to People Magazine, multiple sources have confirmed that Selena and The Weeknd have ended their relationship.

“They have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship,” says an insider to People. “It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them. It’s over for now, but they’re still in touch.”

The breakup reportedly hasn’t been easy on the couple. “It’s been hard for them to come to the realization that this is the direction things were heading, but it’s been hard for months," the insider said.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Best Concealer I've Ever Used Isn't Even a Concealer

The Best Concealer I've Ever Used Isn't Even a Concealer
Not too long ago, a makeup artist introduced me to a product that would change my daily routine forever. While I have normal-to-combination skin, my eyelids would consistently get oily, causing any eye shadow (no matter how pricey) to cake up in the crease of my lids. I got so used to this that I had just stopped wearing eye shadow entirely — then I found the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22).
I had been doing taped segments for 3360 three times a week, and eye makeup was a must. Whatever the makeup artist was using on my lids was a miracle; everything was staying put until the evening. When I asked what she was applying, she revealed the Paint Pot. She had been using the Painterly shade as a primer, but it also serves as a standalone eye shadow.
I bought one for myself immediately and was so impressed by the product (and the fact that it matched my skin tone so perfectly) that I soon started using it under my eyes, in the outer creases of my nostrils, and over blemishes. The product is initially sturdy, but becomes creamy as soon as you rub it into your skin. It smooths over anything, stays put all day, and layers well under and above other products. You can use it with your finger, but I opt to use a brush for fuller coverage.

US captures key militant in Benghazi attack

American special operations forces captured a militant Sunday who was allegedly involved in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, two US officials confirmed to Fox News.

US officials identified the suspect as Mustafa al-Imam.

The attack resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other Americans.

Federal grand jury indictment against Manafort, Gates

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates surrendered Monday to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

Read the unsealed federal grand jury indictment against Manfort and Gates:

Wife whose husband is accused of trying to kill her by tampering with her parachute admitted painting a ‘worse picture’ of him to police because of the ‘red mist’ after hearing of his affair – but DENIES she altered the kit

Victoria Cilliers (pictured today) wanted to 'cast suspicion' on her husband Emile, 37, who is accused of trying to kill her with a gas leak and then tampered with her parachute before a skydive   Victoria Cilliers wanted to 'cast suspicion' on her husband Emile, 37, (pictured today) who is accused of trying to kill her with a gas leak and then tampered with her parachute before a skydive
The wife of an Army sergeant accused of trying to murder her twice painted a 'worse picture' of him to police because he cheated on her with two women, a court heard today.
Victoria Cilliers wanted to 'cast suspicion' on her husband Emile, 37, who is accused of trying to kill her with a gas leak before tampering with her parachute before a skydive six days later.
The 42-year-old survived spiralling to earth at high speed after she cut away her main parachute and her reserve chute failed - but today denied any suggestion she may have tampered with it herself to frame him.
She survived with a broken pelvis, broken ribs and fractured vertebrae and Mrs Cilliers said today a 'red mist' descended in an interview with police shortly after the fateful jump from a plane on Easter Sunday, April 5 2015.
Six days earlier her husband allegedly tampered with a kitchen gas valve at home in another attempt to kill her.

Pakistan bride accidentally poisons 13 family members in failed bid to kill husband

A Pakistani woman has been arrested after a plot to murder her husband with a poisoned glass of milk led to the death of 13 family members.

The woman’s mother-in-law used the tainted milk to make lassi, according to police, after her husband refused the glass. A total of 27 people, including several children, suffered poisoning from the yoghurt-based drink.

Police in Muzaffargarh, a city in south Punjab, say that Asiya concocted the plot to “avenge” being married against her wishes two months ago.

After an earlier attempt to flee to her parent’s home was foiled, she was provided with poison by her alleged lover, said a Muzaffargarh district police officer, Nazim Ali.

A couples therapist says cheating can sometimes be great for a marriage — here's why

It's not necessarily a disaster.
After more than 30 years in practice, couples therapist Esther Perel has seen firsthand the havoc that infidelity can wreak on a relationship. She's also witnessed the blossoming of new love and understanding between partners after the discovery of an affair.
Which is why, when people ask her whether she's "for" or "against" cheating, Perel answers, simply and frustratingly, "Yes."
In her new book, "The State of Affairs," Perel offers a nuanced perspective on infidelity — one that deliberately eschews labels and generalizations. In the book's first chapter, Perel writes:
"Because I believe that some good may come out of the crisis of infidelity, I have often been asked, 'So, would you recommend an affair to a struggling couple?' My response? A lot of people have positive, life-changing experiences that come along with terminal illness. But I would no more recommend having an affair than I would recommend getting cancer."

All the Lavish Things Paul Manafort Allegedly Bought With Laundered Money

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates were charged Monday with engaging in money laundering, in part to hide payments from Ukraine. “In furtherance of the scheme,” the indictment accuses the two of using offshore accounts to pay a list of vendors in what it alleges are illegal wire transfers, which allowed them to avoid U.S. reporting and taxation rules.

“In order to use the money in the offshore nominee accounts of the Manafort–Gates entities without paying taxes on it, Manafort and Gates caused millions of dollars in wire transfers from these accounts to be made for goods, services, and real estate,” according to the indictment.

As a result of the more than $75 million that allegedly went through hidden offshore accounts, Manafort “used his hidden overseas wealth to enjoy a lavish lifestyle in the United States, without paying taxes on that income,” the indictment claims. It alleges Manafort laundered more than $18 million to buy personal property, goods, and services.

Trump adviser George Papadopoulos lied about Russian links

Rick Gates (second from left) and Paul Manafort (second from right) on stage with the Trumps, 21 July 2016

An adviser to Donald Trump during his election campaign has admitted seeking to set up a meeting between the campaign and Russian officials.
George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty this month to having lied to the FBI over when he met go-betweens, an unsealed justice department statement reveals.
He said he had been told the Russians possessed "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been charged with tax fraud in an unrelated case.
The 12 charges brought against Mr Manafort and one of his business associates, Rick Gates, include conspiracy to launder money.
They do not relate to Mr Trump's campaign but to the pair's Ukrainian business dealings up to 2015.
An investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into any links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Both sides deny any collusion.
Live updates on this story
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Actor Anthony Rapp Alleges Kevin Spacey Made a Sexual Advance Toward Him When He Was 14 Years Old

Actor Anthony Rapp has come forward with allegations that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance toward him when he was 14 years old, BuzzFeed reports. Rapp, currently starring in Star Trek: Discovery, was a child actor in the Broadway production of George Furth’s Precious Sons in 1986 when he met Spacey, who was appearing that year in a revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night. According to Rapp, Spacey befriended him at an after-show party; when they ran into each other at a later event, Spacey took Rapp and a 17-year-old friend of his to the Limelight, then invited him to a party at his apartment a few days later. (Rapp’s mother had relocated to New York with him during the run of the play, but he sometimes went to work events on his own.) Rapp says he went to the party, but since he was the only child in an apartment full of adults, got bored and ended up watching TV alone in the bedroom. At the end of the night, after the other guests had left, Rapp alleges that Spacey picked him up, placed him on the bed, and lay down on top of him, forcing Rapp to push him off. Spacey, now 58, was 26 years old at the time of the alleged incident. Rapp told BuzzFeed he’s never doubted Spacey’s intentions:

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lewis Hamilton wins fourth F1 title at Mexico Grand Prix 2017 – as it happened

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High drama, incident, excitement and a nail-biting finale – it is unlikely Lewis Hamilton would have imagined that securing his fourth Formula One championship would prove to be such an extraordinary encounter. But at end of it all, with a ninth-place finish at the Mexican Grand Prix, he did indeed emerge as champion.

There was understandable joy and elation from the 32-year-old at his remarkable achievement in becoming the most successful British racing driver and not a little relief after a race that had the driver, his team and fans on the edge of their seats.

MAKEUP : Don't Conceal Your Dark Under-Eye Circles — ENHANCE Them

To date, I own no less than 10 concealers, both under-eye and rest-of-face. The two places they are applied the most are my under-eye area and around my nose — pretty much the areas where my face skin kind of just gives up in terms of radiance and looking alive. I appreciate my concealers, but honestly, what I don't like about complexion makeup in general is that it always tends to migrate either on its own to parts of my face where I didn't intend for it to be or underneath my fingernails when I touch my face. Gross.

As long as I've been documenting my face, my eyes have always been sallow and reddish around the edges — using lash growth serum (which I do all the time because it's kind of my thing, you know?) exacerbated this somewhat. Puffiness puffs and goes depending on how much sleep and/or crying I've been doing, but the shadows remain regardless.

Cuba to make it easier for Cuban Americans to visit

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Cuba will make it easier for its U.S.-based citizens to travel to the island, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Saturday, in a gesture to win support from Cuban Americans during a diplomatic crisis over allegations of mysterious health attacks.
“The U.S. government closes, and Cuba opens,” Rodriguez told a meeting of pro-Havana Cuban Americans in Washington.

He said Cuban citizens in the United States would no longer need to have a special review of their Cuban passports to rehabilitate them before traveling to the island.

Rodriguez said that procedure had become more difficult due to staff shortages at the Cuban embassy after the U.S. government expelled 15 Cuban diplomats this month due to the dispute over the mystery attacks on U.S. personnel in Cuba.

Flavor Flav to Host New 'Flavor Flav's Vegas' Variety Show

The variety show will be live in Las Vegas and include comedy sketches, musical performances and sit-down celebrity interviews. Given Flav's colorful and entertaining knack for reality television (Flavor of Love, The Surreal Life), there will be a lot of room of improvisation.

Flav, who has lived in Las Vegas for 12 years, said that producing a variety show was a longtime goal. "I always dreamed of being a variety show host, and I think it's about time," he said in a statement. "It won't just be me interviewing guests, but also I'm going to have a variety of people coming through my show that are in movies and television."

7 Mistakes You're Likely Making When Concealing Your Under-Eye Area

7 Mistakes You're Likely Making When Concealing Your Under-Eye Area
As a working makeup artist, this is the time of year when people start to worry about how to look more awake. Today alone, on a Thursday morning, I had four back-to-back clients complaining about their under-eye circles. As our tans fade, the stress of real life coupled with fairer skin makes our under-eye area show the damage left from those Summer margaritas and the neglect of our eye area.

Women make so many mistakes (using powder to set, not using a corrector, thinking they can sweep foundation under the eyes, applying their daily face cream around the eyes, using a dry concealer, the list goes on and on) in an attempt to look well-rested. It's an uphill battle, but it can be won. Keep reading to learn how!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Person

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Jeff Bezos has again claimed the No. 1 spot on the list of the world’s wealthiest individuals, after Amazon investors pushed the stock up more than 11% on Thursday’s strong third-quarter earnings report.

Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, had a net worth as of Friday morning of $91.6 billion, according to Forbes’ real-time ranking of the world’s billionaires — surpassing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose net worth stands at around $90 billion. Bezos’ fortune increased nearly $9 billion overnight, as Amazon stock was up more than 11% in Friday trading.

Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space—Find Out How Hard It Was

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What does it feel like to blast off from Earth in a rocket, knowing that you will not see your family, feel the wind on your face, or taste fresh-cooked food for a whole year?

Scott Kelly, the first NASA astronaut to spend close to a year on the International Space Station (ISS), describes how strange it was in Endurance, his new book. But he emphasizes the scientific benefits of his marathon space voyage. By comparing Kelly with his earthbound twin brother Mark, scientists were able to gather priceless information about the psychological and physiological effects of long-term space travel—information that will be crucial if we ever make the journey to Mars. [Read an excerpt from Kelly’s memoir of spending a year in space.]

When National Geographic caught up with Kelly by phone in Las Vegas, he explained how a chance encounter with a book set him on his course to the stars, why he believes we are already capable of traveling to Mars, and how he coped in space after hearing the news that his twin brother’s wife, Gabby Giffords, had been shot. [See photos of Kelly’s triumphant return to Earth.]
There’s an amazing moment in your book, Scott, when you lose your orientation in the dark during a spacewalk. Put us inside that moment and describe how it felt.

Two Women, and Their Dogs, Rescued After Nearly 5 Months Lost at Sea

They were supposed to trade one island paradise for another: a monthlong sailing trip in spring, from Honolulu to Tahiti.

But on Wednesday morning, they were discovered in the wrong hemisphere, 5,000 miles off course and nearly six months into a dream that had curdled into a nightmare.

Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba were rescued by the Navy vessel the Ashland 900 miles south of Japan, according to a statement released by the Navy on Thursday. After setting out in early May, a storm claimed their 50-foot boat’s engine on May 30. They spent the next five months adrift at sea and unable to make contact with others.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia ripped after granting citizenship to robot

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Saudi Arabians are up in arms because a humanoid robot who doesn’t “cover up” or abide by the country’s strict laws was granted citizenship at a tech conference in Riyadh this week.

Sophia, created by Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong, was given official status Wednesday at the Future Investment Initiative conference.

“I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction,” she told the crowd, according to the BBC. “This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship.”

Sophia gave insightful and witty answers in an interview with moderator Andrew Ross Sorkin, a columnist for the New York Times and CNBC anchor.

George H.W. Bush Groped Me, Too

April of 2014, I was invited to Houston as a guest author for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy fundraiser, along with two well-known male authors and a male journalist who’d written a book about a Navy SEAL. At a small luncheon at a private home before the big event, I was seated next to Barbara Bush, who was warmly intimate and surprisingly funny. In my nervousness, I knocked a cherry tomato onto her pristine white slacks. She smiled wryly and said, “Seriously, Christina?”

After the luncheon, it was time to take group photos. Barbara Bush and I stood and chatted for a few minutes while the photographer readied his camera. President George H.W. Bush, whom I had not yet met, sat in his wheelchair in the center of the room, while others were arranged around him for photos in various groupings. When it came time for my husband and me to be photographed with him, President Bush beckoned me close.

Spanish leader asks Senate for power to take over Catalonia

In an extraordinary showdown over the future of the country, the Spanish and Catalan parliaments staged dueling sessions Friday — as the central government pressed for permission to take over control of the breakaway region, and the secessionists in Catalonia threatened to declare independence.

In Madrid, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged the Senate to grant the central government unprecedented powers to establish control over Catalonia, which earlier this month defied Spanish authorities and held a referendum that backed the push for statehood.

If the Senate invokes the never-before-used Article 155 of Spain’s 1978 constitution, the central government could move swiftly to remove the Catalan president, suspend his ministers and assume authority over the region’s public media, police and finances.

Rajoy told the Senate that his government had repeatedly tried to rein in the secessionists in Catalonia. He scoffed at Catalan President Carles Puigdemont’s repeated offers of “dialogue” to end the impasse.

Aerial Images Reveal North Korea's Secret Network Of Prisons And 'Re-Education' Camps

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Aerial Images Reveal North Korea's Secret Network Of Prisons And 'Re-Education' Camps

Newly released satellite images offer a never-before-seen glimpse of North Korea’s “brutal and inhumane” network of political prisons, including secret labor camps.
In an accompanying report from the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) published Thursday, David Hawk, former executive director of Amnesty International USA and a former U.N. human rights official, describes the harrowing conditions inside the regime’s “system of arbitrary detention and severe repression.”

Pyongyang denies the existence of its political penal labor camps, known as kwan-li-so, and says prisoners in its long-term “re-education” penitentiaries, termed kyo-hwa-so and run by a police force known as the Ministry of People’s Security, are treated with “warm love and consideration.”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker all want to unify heavyweight belts

Joshua will defend his WBA ‘super’ and IBF belts against Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff this Saturday night

Hearn: It’s about money, and who is worth what. Wilder would get much more money to fight Joshua

WBC champion Deontay Wilder and WBO title holder Joseph Parker will be watching their rival with interest, but will we see fights between the three current champions?

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, Lou DiBella, who works closely with Wilder, and David Higgins of Parker’s promotional team Duco Events have joined a debate about whether we could see an undisputed champion in the future.                               

Matt Damon Debuts George Clooney's 'Twins' as He Crashes Jimmy Kimmel Live

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The actor showed up partway through his Suburbicon director and costar Clooney's chat with Kimmel after Clooney revealed that his infant twins, Ella and Alexander, were actually backstage. (Clooney's wife, human rights attorney Amal Clooney, gave birth back in June.) After teasing the studio audience a few times, Clooney summoned Damon, posing as his "manny," out onto the stage.

"I just want to make something very clear right now: they're cheering for the babies, not this person. Who let him in here?" Kimmel said, bristling as Damon walked out onstage pushing a double stroller, diaper bag hanging off his shoulder.

NSA contractor leaked US hacking tools by mistake, Kaspersky says

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An incredible sequence of security mistakes led to a US National Security Agency contractor leaking his own confidential hacking tools to Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based company has alleged.

The claim comes as part of an internal investigation into allegations that the company helped Russian spies discover and steal the NSA files, by locating and flagging the contractor.

Kaspersky Lab does not dispute that it discovered hacking tools on the computer of a user of one of its consumer antivirus products. But the timeline it lays out is one of multiple serious security errors on the part of the user, believed to be an NSA contractor.

According to Kaspersky’s report, the contractor was using the company’s home antivirus software when it detected a piece of malware attributed to the “Equation Group” (the security firm’s internal codename for what is believed to be the NSA’s hacking team) on 11 September 2014.

Some time after that, the contractor apparently disabled the Kaspersky antivirus software, the company says, but is unable to pinpoint the exact date as that information is not logged. On 4 October 2014, it appears that the contractor turned the antivirus software back on – because he had downloaded and installed some malware while trying to pirate Microsoft Office.

Heroin's Children (US opioid crisis leaves heroin users out in the cold)

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The United States is going through the worst drug crisis in its history. In the last decade, heroin abuse has skyrocketed, and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.
As US President Donald Trump declares the country's opioid crisis a "national emergency," Fault Lines looks at the "invisible victims" of the epidemic - a generation of children who are being neglected, abandoned or orphaned by parents addicted to heroin.
Tens of thousands of people are dying from drug overdoses across the US. President Donald Trump is due to acknowledge the problem. Should people struggling with addiction be allowed to shoot up under medical supervision?
Heroin is stronger than any human tie. It is stronger than any compelling argument. It is stronger than a religious belief. It is the devil incarnate. It is evil. It's the black plague. It's like the zombie apocalypse. It's death.                                                 

Witnesses say 4 men, now fugitives, changed clothes after killing Kim Jong Nam

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Four men suspected of killing the North Korean leader's half-brother at a Malaysian airport changed their clothes and appearance to escape detection, a police witness said on Thursday.

The four, who are still at large, are charged together with two women - Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam - with killing Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport's budget terminal on Feb. 13.

Prosecutors in the Malaysian court say Siti Aisyah and Huong conspired with the men to murder Kim, by smearing his face with liquid VX, a chemical poison banned by the United Nations.

George H.W. Bush Apologizes to Actress After Sexual Assault Allegations

On Tuesday, Lind shared a since-deleted post to Instagram recalling an interaction with the former president three years ago that left her feeling unsettled.

According to Lind, she and her costars met Bush during a Houston screening of their AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies, about America's first spy ring. It was there that she was accosted by Bush not once, but twice, she alleged.

"He didn't shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side," Lind wrote in her caption. "He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say 'not again.' His security guard told me I shouldn't have stood next to him for the photo."

These Are the Top 10 Halloween Costumes of 2017

This year brought us more gripping cultural obsessions than any year in recent memory. Between record-breaking blockbuster films, the penultimate installment of the epic Game of Thrones series, phenomena like the fidget spinner, and huge news from some of our favorite artists, 2017's most memorable moments provide endless Halloween costume inspiration.
For some people, it's a holiday — for us, it's a freakin' lifestyle.
Naturally, we're happier than kids in a (Halloween) candy store. At POPSUGAR, we don't take Halloween lightly; we start burning Autumn-scented candles as soon as the first leaf changes, taste-test pumpkin spice snacks in the middle of Summer, and begin our horror movie marathons immediately after Labor Day. For some people, it's a holiday — for us, it's a freakin' lifestyle.

Two Women Now Accuse George H.W. Bush Of Groping Them, Jokes About ‘David Cop-A-Feel’

There are now two women who allege that former President George H.W. Bush has groped them.

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In a now-deleted Instagram post, actress Heather Lind said she was triggered after seeing a photo of Bush shaking hands with former President Barack Obama at a recent hurricane relief fundraiser and had decided to share her story.

“But when I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo,” she said. “He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again.”

Stephen Paddock’s Missing Hard Drive Deepens an Already Tough Case

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Determining a motive for the man who committed one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history continues to be an exasperating task for investigators. They have interviewed many of Stephen Paddock’s relatives and friends, and examined his travel, financial and health history. But they have yet to find anything that points to what drove him to kill 58 people at a concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.

On Wednesday, information emerged that adds to the complexity of the case. Mr. Paddock apparently removed the hard drive from at least one computer found in his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, according to a law enforcement official.

Additionally, housekeepers had visited Mr. Paddock’s room, where he fired on the crowd below, more than once in the days before the shooting, but did not notice any sign of his large stockpile of weapons. He also ordered room service at least once, according to people with knowledge of the security response inside the hotel.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Blueberry Hill singer Fats Domino dies aged 89


Fats Domino has died aged 89, an official from New Orleans coroner's office has confirmed. The singer was one of the most influential rock and roll stars of the fifties, best known for his hits Blueberry Hill, Ain't That A Shame and Walking To New Orleans. Domino passed away at home in Louisiana surrounded by his family and friends; US media have reported that he died of natural causes.

The New Orleans singer sold more than 65 million records. His first, The Fat Man, was released in 1949 and was widely considered to be the first ever rock and roll record. His music influenced artists in the sixties and seventies, including Elvis Presley, who said "this gentleman was a huge influence on me when I started out".
Fats Domino was best known for his hits Blueberry Hill and Ain't That A Shame

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Bad Rabbit: Ten things you need to know about the latest ransomware outbreak

A new ransomware campaign has hit a number of high profile targets in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Dubbed Bad Rabbit, the ransomware first started infecting systems on Tuesday 24 October, and the way in which organisations appear to have been hit simultaneously immediately drew comparisons to this year's WannaCry and Petya epidemics.
Following the initial outbreak, there was some confusion about what exactly Bad Rabbit is. Now the initial panic has died down, however, it's possible to dig down into what exactly is going on.

1. The cyber-attack has hit organisations across Russia and Eastern Europe

Organisations across Russian and Ukraine -- as well as a small number in Germany, and Turkey -- have fallen victim to the ransomware. Researchers at Avast say they've also detected the malware in Poland and South Korea.

Russian cybersecurity company Group-IB confirmed at least three media organisations in the country have been hit by file-encrypting malware, while at the same time Russian news agency Interfax said its systems have been affected by a "hacker attack" -- and were seemingly knocked offline by the incident.

A passenger was killed by a falling rock, and five teens are now charged with murder

Kenneth Andrew White was riding in the passenger seat of a van on Interstate 75 outside Flint, Mich., last Wednesday when a six-pound rock sliced through the windshield, striking him in the chest and head, police said. The 32-year-old construction worker was pronounced dead at a hospital.

“He was a good man and a good father,” Amiee Cagle, his fiancee, told news station WDIV Local 4. “For some senseless act, for it to be just a rock, just to take him so soon.”

2 young men shot dead on Grambling State University campus

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Authorities are trying to find the person who fatally shot two young men at Grambling State University early Wednesday morning.

One victim was identified as Earl Andrews, 23, a Grambling State University senior from Farmerville, Louisiana, university spokesman Will Sutton said.
The other victim was identified as Monquiarius Caldwell, another 23-year-old from Farmerville. Caldwell was not a student at the university, Sutton said.
They were discovered in a courtyard between two dorm buildings, said Stephen Williams, a spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office.


Hundreds of black-clad mourners have lined the streets of central Bangkok at the start of an extravagant five-day funeral for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died over a year ago.

For millions of Thai people it is the first funeral of a ruling monarch of their lifetimes, given that Bhumibol, also known as King Rama IX, was the world’s longest reigning monarch, ruling for 70 years and 126 days before his death on October 13 last year, aged 88.

Following his death, the country’s prime minister announced a one-year mourning period that was extended twice and will conclude on October 29, during which all government officials were made to wear black—a provision also observed by some members of the public who avoid wearing colourful clothing.
The monarch’s son King Maha Vajiralongkorn, known as Rama X, inherited the throne but won’t officially be crowned until the end of his father’s funeral rites.

The new king spends large portions of his time abroad and especially in Munich, Germany, where his son is at school, but was seen on Wednesday arriving at the palace with his two daughters. He lit candles in front of his father’s coffin and a symbolic royal urn, Reuters reported.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Queen banks £6.7million in horse racing prize money over 30 years to sit 11th in rankings

The Queen has bagged £6.7million in prize money over her 30 years involved as an owner in flat racing.

Her majesty's most successful year was 2016, proving she is getting better with age, when she scooped £557,650.

Her prolific run and longevity in the sport sees her rank 11th amongst flat racing owners having secured 451 wins at a win 15.9 percent win ratio.

The data assembled by myracing.com has been verified by British Horse Racing Authority for accuracy.

The records only date back to 1988, which means the royal has won even more having been heavily invested in the sport right back to the 1950s.

Pussy Riot shuts down Trump Tower in New York - and says Westerners are too obsessed with sexism

Trump Tower was shut down by Russian activists Pussy Riot as they occupied the hotel in a protest.

According to reports, the tower was shut down for half an hour yesterday as the punk band, which has previously sparked the wrath of President Putin with its provocative material, hung banners from the tower.

Pussy Riot has asked Western supporters to join them on its "fabulous and bold path" as it protests the Kremlin and calls for the release of political prisoners.

The band also criticised Westerners for focussing on "sexist bulls---" instead of working to free prisoners.

MPs are have demanded that Facebook reveal details of alleged Russian meddling in the Brexit vote

Damian Collins MP portrait  Mark Zuckerberg
A group of MPs is has demanded that Facebook reveal any evidence it holds that Russia tried to influence recent major votes in the UK, including the general election and EU referendum.

The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee published an open letter on Tuesday to Mark Zuckerberg asking for details of political adverts funded by the Russian state.

The letter, agreed by the committee, was written by Damian Collins MP, the body's chairman, on official House of Commons paper. It is addressed to "Mark Zuckerberg, Esq." at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
In the letter Collins said he needs the information for his committee's investigation into fake news

Deathbed confession may crack case of the 'Crazy Brabant Killers'

A police sketch of one of the suspects in the Crazy Brabant Killers gang
A murder mystery that has gripped Belgium for 30 years may be on the verge of being solved after a former policeman apparently confessed on his deathbed to being one of the “Crazy Brabant Killers” – a group that killed 28 people in a string of robberies in the early 1980s.

During a three-year spree, the Brabant Killers staged more than a dozen raids on supermarkets, hostels and a gunsmiths, during which they shot customers, staff and even children. Then they suddenly ceased their activities and disappeared in 1985.

The killers’ proficiency in handling weapons raised suspicions at the time that there was a link with the gendarmerie, a former paramilitary police force of Belgium. Conspiracy theories circulated that the group was part of an attempt by the far left or right to undermine the state.

Female footballer accuses married Premier League star of trying to rape her when she passed out in his hotel room

 Alex said she fell asleep fully clothed, but awoke to find he had stripped off her tights and underwear and was lying naked on top of her

A TOP female footballer has told how a Premier League star attempted to rape her after she passed out in his hotel room, leaving her horrified, angry and ashamed.

Ex-QPR Ladies striker Alexandra Nord said she woke to find the married international was naked and lying on top of her.
Swedish Alexandra had gone to the hotel with the married international to sober up after a clubbing session in London.

She fell asleep fully clothed on the bed before waking to find he had stripped off her tights and underwear and was naked on top of her.

The 25-year-old said: “The guy has body parts on parts of my body where they can absolutely not be without my permission. He tried to have sexual intercourse with me.

“On top of that I have no clothes on the lower part of the body.
“I understood that it was he who had taken off my clothes. I do not know exactly how far he had gone.

“The first thing I thought was to get him away.

"My first reaction was anger, then I was ashamed and thought maybe I had agreed to something?”

But Alexandra, who has not named the footballer, said she knew she had not consented to sex.
She added: “I had tried to get rid of this guy several times before. I did not give him ANY right to touch my body without my permission.
 Swedish Alexandra went to the married international's hotel to sober up after a night out in London