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A series of sceptical exhibitions in Lisbon questions the purpose of architecture, writes Rowan Moore
Redefining space: The Nation Room - Embassy of No Land by Paulo Moreira and Kiluanji Kia Henda, part of The Real and Other Fictions exhibition. I'm standing in the shadow of an equestrian statue in a Lisbon square, as part of a small crowd, listening to eager young architects explain their projects through megaphones. We're not meant to be here, as a special stage has been constructed nearby for this and other events. But the sun is hot, the stage has no shade and the pompous statue casts a […]Read Full Article
Orhan Pamuk: Monumental state treasure-houses such as the Louvre or the Met ignore the stories of the individual. Exhibitions should become ever more intimate and local
I love museums and I am not alone in finding that they make me happier with each passing day. I take museums very seriously, and that sometimes leads me to angry, forceful thoughts. But I do not have it in me to speak about museums with anger. In my childhood, there were very few museums in Istanbul. Most of them were simply preserved historical monuments or - quite rare outside the western world - they were places with an air of the government office about them. Later, the small museums in […]Read Full Article
Modernism produced perhaps the biggest variety of styles in history, from concrete wigwams and penguin pools to streets in the sky, says Steve Rose
The nautical theme has been reduced to a corny joke in British seaside architecture, but there's a dignified restraint to it here. The modernist tides of 1930s Europe washed this elegant culture palace up on our shores thanks to an enlightened patron (Earl De La Warr, mayor of Bexhill) and two émigré architects (German Eric Mendelsohn and Chechen Serge Chermayeff). The strong horizontal lines of this 1935 building are reinforced by cantilevered balconies and minimal detailing, and the visual lightness is enabled by a then-radical prefabricated steel- […]Read Full Article
An exhausted elk stuck in mud at a construction site in China has been spared a slow and agonising death by the ingenious rescue efforts of dedicated workers.
Footage of the rescue posted online by China Central Television starts with the utterly exhausted animal standing completely still up to its neck in mud and seemingly resigned to its fate. Workers watch and film with their phones as a large excavator raises its mechanical arm before lowering it to dig at the ground around the elk. After around an hour of attempts the animal is lifted out of the slushy mud and onto firmer ground where it gingerly wanders off. […]Read Full Article
Convicted pedophile Peter Dundas Walbran, who was arrested in Thailand while teaching at an international school, is to be deported to New Zealand.
A 59-year old Australian teacher with dual New Zealand citizenship is to be deported from Thailand following his arrested in the country's north on suspicion of child sex offences. Peter Dundas Walbran, originally from Sydney, has been held in immigration detention cells in Bangkok since his December 9 arrest in the northeastern town of Ubon Ratchthani, 600 kilometres away, where he taught at a local international school. Investigators say the deportation is expected to take place late on Friday as Thai police re-examine some of the digital media recovered from his […]Read Full Article
Here's the pick-me-up you've been needing to get through your awkward years -- turns out that celebrities have them too.
Here's the pick-me-up you've been needing to get through your awkward years. Kirsten Dunst shared a #fbf this past week alongside heartthrob Brad Pitt - except it seems 1994 was the year Brad looked like a cross between a movie star and a serial killer. An adorable 11-year-old Dunst starred with Pitt in Interview with the Vampire - a film where she also got her first kiss with Pitt, which she previously told Conan O'Brien she hated. Don't feel bad, Brad. At least you […]Read Full Article
Our guide to Beijing offers recommendations for the best shops and boutiques as well as suggestions for things to buy, from our expert Malcolm Moore
The two best spots in the city for tourists are the Silk Market (8 Xiushui East St, Chaoyang) and the giant Yashow Market next to Sanlitun. If you only have time for one, head to Yashow, which is slightly less modernised. In both you'll find several floors of clothes, electronics, toys, local knick-knacks and tailors who will offer to knock you up a suit for £50 or so. Haggle hard: the real price of whatever you are looking for is around 30 per cent […]Read Full Article
Right down to the sounds of collecting coins and mushrooms.
We're assuming that when the musical instrument known as the sheng was invented in China thousands of years ago, no one knew that it would one day be used to play a magically spot-on version of the Super Mario Bros. theme music. But here we are. At a recent concert in Taipei, Taiwan, a performer treated her audience to the classic video game tune, complete with all the nuanced sound effects, played entirely on the sheng. It's pretty bizarre to hear that modern music coming from such an […]Read Full Article
Bradford City and Port Vale play out a goalless draw on the opening day of the League One season.
Neither Bradford City nor Port Vale could hand their new manager a victory on the first day of the League One season in a goalless draw played out in front of a bumper 18,558 crowd at Valley Parade. But Bradford's Stuart McCall will have more positives to take from his side's performance than opposite number Bruno Ribeiro as the home side dominated large chunks of the match without being able to supply a finishing touch to their attractive football. The nearest City came to scoring was in the 12th minute when Billy Clarke saw his shot […]Read Full Article
David Moyes has returned to former club Manchester United to strengthen his Sunderland squad after agreeing a fee for Paddy McNair and Donald Love.
McNair was a regular in the first team squad under Louis van Gaal last season, while Love made two appearances under the Dutchman. Neither of the defensive duo played under Moyes, but he was aware of their presence in the youth team and hopes to persuade them to continue their development in the North East. A joint fee of around £8 million is thought to have been agreed with United and it is now up to the players to decide if they want to leave Old Trafford. Sunderland, though, are confident both […]Read Full Article
There's more to yogurt than what's on the supermarket shelves. We tested five models that turn your home into a culture factory.
Minus: We wished the occasionally vague instructions had told us when exactly to add the yogurt culture. A thermometer might have helped, too. Plus: This user-friendly machine has it all: a thermometer that told us when to add the yogurt culture, a digital display that let us set the incubation times with great precision, reminder tones five and 10 minutes before the yogurt was ready, and an automatic shutoff feature. Minus: The plastic jar tops are a little flimsy, and the recipe proportions required a bit […]Read Full Article
A dam has burst north of Adelaide posing a flood risk for residents in Greenock.
A dam has burst in the Barossa Valley, north of Adelaide, posing a flood risk for the town of Greenock. The State Emergency Service says locals are being urged to keep a watch for any rising water and follow their emergency plans. They say if residents plan to leave, they should leave now. […]Read Full Article
A young woman has been arrested after allegedly glassing another woman during a wild brawl at a Sydney train station.
A wild brawl between two women at a Sydney train station has left one with head injuries after she was struck with a glass bottle. The women were fighting at Redfern train station just before 1am on Friday before police used pepper spray to break them up. One of the women, aged 27, was taken to hospital after copping a bottle to her head. The other woman, aged 20, was arrested, questioned and later released as investigations continue. […]Read Full Article
A Sydney taxi driver will front court next month accused of kidnapping and indecently assaulting a young female passenger.
A taxi driver has been charged with kidnapping a young woman in Sydney's east before indecently assaulting her. The 21-year-old woman got into the taxi at Bondi Junction around 1am on September 23 and told the driver to take her to Woollahra. The driver, 43, allegedly ignored this request and continued driving along Victoria Road in Bellevue Hill. The passenger was allegedly indecently assaulted as she tried to exit the taxi, before she managed to escape. The driver fled the scene. The Bankstown man was arrested on Saturday […]Read Full Article
Newfoundland filmmaker Gerry Rogers has won the gold medal for best Canadian documentary at the 8th annual Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Rogers won for her acclaimed film My Left Breast. It chronicles her own battle with breast cancer. The gold medal also comes with a $5,000 cash prize. American Kate Davis won first prize in the best international documentary category for her film Southern Comfort. Hot Docs is considered North America's biggest documentary film festival. […]Read Full Article
To learn more about many of the books discussed on <i><b>The Early Show</i></b> in December, check here. Among them, "The Kindergarten Wars," by Alan Eisenstock. <b>Read an excerpt</b>.
This is where you can get information about books featured on that don't have separate stories. All parents want the best for their children, especially when it comes to education. But, according to author Alan Eisenstock, a good education now may be more of a privilege than a right. In his new book, "The Kindergarten Wars," we get an inside look at four families competing for acceptance into the best private schools money can buy. Eisenstock tells about the competitive application process to be accepted into a kindergarten […]Read Full Article
When it comes to kidney problems, is there a difference between colas and other kinds of soda?
But drinking two or more noncola carbonated drinks a day, they found, did not increase the risk. The authors of the study say more research is needed, but their findings support the long-held notion that something about cola - the phosphoric acid, for example, or the ability of cola to pull calcium from bones - seems to increase the risk of kidney stones, renal failure and other conditions affecting the kidneys. There is good evidence that cola beverages can increase the risk of kidney problems, more so than noncola […]Read Full Article
The airline said it would cut its pilot and flight attendant ranks, joining a growing list of airlines that have reduced their work forces in the face of high fuel prices.
AirTran Airways said Monday that it would eliminate 480 pilot and flight attendant jobs, joining a growing list of airlines that have cut their work forces in the face of high fuel prices. AirTran, a low-fare airline based in Orlando, also said it expected to reduce its capacity by 5 percent in 2008. It previously had predicted that its flights would grow by 10 percent this year, so the announcement represents a 15 percent reversal in its capacity over all. The airline said it would cut 180 of its 1,480 pilots […]Read Full Article
The Great Salt Lake is so briny that swimmers bob in the water like corks, and, for reasons scientists cannot explain, it is laden with toxic mercury.
One major question is whether the mercury is accumulating naturally, from some as-yet-unknown source in the ground, or is the result of industrial pollution. Researchers say mercury released into the atmosphere from coal-fired power plants in the West, gold mines in Nevada, volcanoes in Indonesia or industries in rapidly developing countries such as China or India may be settling in the lake. Mercury can cause neurological damage in birds and affect their ability to fight off diseases. High mercury levels have been detected in some of the […]Read Full Article
South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin gave birth to a son on Monday.
The office of South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin says she has given birth to a son. Her office said Zachary Lars Sandlin was born Monday afternoon and weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. It is the first child for the Democratic congresswoman and former Rep. Max Sandlin of Texas, who were married in March 2007. Max Sandlin said mother and baby are doing fine. […]Read Full Article
Gradually implementing an emissions-limitation program now might actually help the economy recover from its current slump.
To put it another way, a commitment to greenhouse gas reduction would, in the short-to-medium run, have the same economic effects as a major technological innovation: It would give businesses a reason to invest in new equipment and facilities even in the face of excess capacity. And given the current state of the economy, that's just what the doctor ordered. This short-run economic boost isn't the main reason to move on climate-change policy. The important thing is that the planet is in […]Read Full Article
How Prince Charles convinced Qataris to revise their plans for a 3-billion-pound building in London.
A private letter from a fellow Highness. How very agreeable. Perhaps it happened slightly differently. No matter. Prince Charles' private letter was as effective as a bomb down a chimney. Days before the Rogers proposals were to be placed before a planning committee for approval, the Qataris have dropped the idea and are seeking a new architect. So hopping mad is Lord Rogers, so great are the gusts of steam whistling from his ears and nostrils, that he has demanded a public inquiry be held into the constitutional role of […]Read Full Article
Judge Nora S. Anderson still faces serious charges concerning campaign contributions, as does her mentor, Seth Rubenstein.
A Manhattan judge dismissed eight of the 10 counts against a Surrogate's Court judge who is charged with concealing illegal campaign contributions, according a written decision released Friday. But the two counts remaining against the judge, Nora S. Anderson, are among the most serious from the original indictment and could send her to prison for up to four years if she is convicted. Seth Rubenstein, a lawyer who mentored Judge Anderson, faces the same two charges - filing false records - involving two contributions that prosecutors said were from him and were […]Read Full Article
Ralph Reiff, a longtime athletic trainer and director of St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis, details why Dwight Freeney should be able to recover from an ankle injury in time for the Super Bowl.
Ralph Reiff is the director of St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis, which works with many elite athletes on performance and rehabilitation. Reiff has more than 25 years experience as an athletic trainer and was manager of athlete care at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Dwight Freeney is 30 years old. While in some circles that might be a negative factor in injury healing, with elite Olympic and professional athletes, it is a positive one. Often, those athletes begin to fully understand body management after year three of their elite careers. The […]Read Full Article
How the Christmas tree got its start in America, and where it's headed next year.
Now, 150 years later, creating the perfect tree still requires a lot of conflict. Generally, it centers on the setting-up process, although my sister Mary Ann and her husband, Robert, once had a decade-long quarrel over the desirability of flocking. When I was a kid, the struggle to get the tree into its stand always caused a fight, and my mother yearned for an artificial one that would just pop to attention the second you pulled it out of the closet. Apparently, when I […]Read Full Article
The 1977 sedan, worth $2,000 to an unsentimental buyer, reportedly received a $1 million bid in an auction.
As far as executive rides are concerned, it's no 1956 Volga, but a white 1977 Peugeot 504 sedan that belongs to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does carry that rarified whiff of high political office - as well as, at last reckoning, a $1 million price tag. Mr. Ahmadinejad's Peugeot is being auctioned by Iran's central bank and various official ministries to raise money for housing for the poor and disabled. The auction was first announced last November, though bids began to be processed only at the start of January […]Read Full Article
Kudos for 'Sex and the City 2' star's Razzie acceptance
When the cast of "Sex and the City 2" won the Razzie Award for worst screen ensemble on Feb. 26, no one leapt out of the audience to accept the gold spray-painted statuette. However, one of the film's actors, David Eigenberg, who portrays Steve Brady (Miranda's husband), announced afterward that he'd like to accept it in person. Razzie chief John Wilson and his team produced this video with Eigenberg as a result. […]Read Full Article
A physicist argues for big changes in American nuclear technology, but -- even more so -- American nuclear regulation.
I urge you to read the excerpts below, click to read the rest and return here to discuss the lessons he points to from France's program, China's push into new reactor designs and his argument that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs as much revision as our antiquated nuclear technology. On America's lax regulatory apparatus: Nuclear power is a textbook example of the problem of "regulatory capture" - in which an industry gains control of an agency meant to regulate it. Regulatory capture can be countered only by vigorous public scrutiny […]Read Full Article
Dr. Binford studied living hunters and gatherers to better understand similar societies from the past.
Dr. Binford was the author or co-author of 18 books. Family members say he had five wives, several of whom were anthropologists and collaborators in his research. His most recent publication, "Constructing Frames of Reference: An Analytical Method for Archaeological Theory Building Using Ethnographic and Environmental Data Sets," is considered a landmark in the study of hunter-gatherer populations. His fourth wife, Nancy Madaris Stone, assisted him on this and other publications. Besides his wife, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Binford's survivors include his […]Read Full Article
Our government is functioning as designed.
And then last Tuesday, recall elections for six Republican state senators, three being needed to return the Senate to Democratic control and restore balance to the universe. Yet despite millions of union dollars, the Republicans hold the Senate. The unions/Democrats lose again. The people spoke; the process worked. Yes, it was raucous and divisive, but change this fundamental should not be enacted quietly. This is not midnight basketball or school uniforms. This is the future of government-worker power and the solvency of the states […]Read Full Article
Reforms of military pay, benefits and pensions must be phased in fairly, but they cannot be deferred any longer.
It was not just two mismanaged wars and trillions of dollars in misconceived and poorly supervised weapons contracts that drove Pentagon spending to unsustainable levels over the past decade - about $700 billion for last year alone. Military pay, benefit and retirement costs rose by more than 50 percent over the same decade (accounting for inflation). Leaving aside Afghanistan and Iraq, those costs now account for nearly $1 out of every $3 the Pentagon spends. Much of that is necessary to recruit and retain a high-quality, all […]Read Full Article
A Queens woman who killed her husband in a hail of 11 bullets but claimed she had been long victimized by him was found not guilty of murder.
She was found guilty of a lesser gun charge. When the verdict was announced, Ms. Sheehan and her children burst into tears and her lawyer, Michael G. Dowd, put his arms around her and comforted her. Her supporters, adorned in purple in solidarity with victims of domestic violence, began cheering. Ms. Sheehan, a school secretary, shot her husband, Raymond Sheehan, in their Howard Beach home in 2008. During the nearly monthlong trial, the defense portrayed Ms. Sheehan as a battered wife who had defended herself against […]Read Full Article
Planning by the week, rather than by the day, keeps you focused on important things
Many of us live by our to-do lists. That makes these scribbled or typed lists incredibly important -- they dictate what gets done! So what's the most effective way to organize your priorities? I find that thinking in terms of a week -- 168 hours -- is better than day by day. A week gives us a more complete picture of our lives. It encompasses the personal and professional, and shows us how much time we really have. Thinking in terms of weeks, rather than days, also helps […]Read Full Article
People with heart disease who take cholesterol-lowering statins may have a lower risk of depression than those who don't take the drugs, according to a new study from California
At the beginning of the study, 65 percent of the people were taking a statin, such as Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor. Based on questionnaires about their mental health, 17 percent of statin users screened positive for depression at the beginning of the study compared to 24 percent of people not on the drugs. Among those who had no mood problems initially, 18 percent of statin users and 28 percent of nonusers became depressed at some point over the six year study. "I'm not surprised at these findings," said […]Read Full Article
Google is doing away with Gmail's old design, but it's possible to tweak the new one into a rough approximation of it.
First, a disclaimer: I like the current version of Gmail, which Google started to preview last summer and then rolled out in November. I found the old one insufferably cramped and claustrophobic, and am positive that the airier design of the new one helps me work more productively. But a lot of folks are still pining for the less-white-space incarnation of Google, and are bemoaning the fact that Google is removing the ability to choose it over the new one. One of them is blogger Jason Crawford, […]Read Full Article
Through September, Londonâs Tower Bridge is holding a small but interesting exhibition on the facts, medal counts and trivia of each of the modern Olympics.
At the 1908 London Olympics, Dorando Pietri of Italy was helped across the Marathon finish line because he was near collapse. His win was later disqualified. (Tower Bridge Exhibition/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Dizzyingly high above the River Thames, and competing with excellent views of London from Tower Bridge's glass walkway, is a small but interesting exhibition titled Cities of the Modern Games, running through 30 September. Spanning the globe and the history of the modern Olympics which began in 1896, the series of 26 posters feature […]Read Full Article
Seven swimming events, including four medal races, are on tap Monday at the London Olympics, featuring Ryan Lochte in the men's 200 free final. Chat live during the action.
On Monday, the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre will once again be busy as seven swimming events are on tap. Medals will be handed out in the men's 200m freestyle, women's 100m backstroke, men's 100m backstroke and women's 100m breaststroke finals. The men's 200m freestyle could be the most competitive with the likes of American Ryan Lochte, German Paul Biedermann and Sun Yang of China. Meanwhile, Canada's Barbara Jardin and Samantha Cheverton will be hoping to punch their tickets to the women […]Read Full Article
A Reddit user creeps strangers on Facebook, and then perfectly replicates their Facebook profile photos.
Everyone has a knack for something. Reddit user CasinoRoy's talent is creeping out strangers on Facebook, and perfectly replicating their profile photos. The prankster searches for Facebook users with his name, and then recreates their profile photos by imitating their wardrobe and facial expression. When it's all done, he sends the subject a friend request. In total, CasinoRoy found eight people on Facebook with his name. He recently shared his hilarious project to Reddit, which garnered 20,000 views in four hours. The joker revealed on Reddit that […]Read Full Article
Lionel Messi, an Argentine forward who plays soccer for Barcelona, must be appreciated in the moment, not melted down to statistics, fans and teammates say.
His first two goals of the year came in a Copa del Rey match on Jan. 4. After sitting on the bench with flulike symptoms, Messi entered in the 60th minute for Barcelona. He scored twice, first on a stabbing header and then on a bending shot that left the Osasuna goalkeeper pounding his fists into the turf. The videos demonstrate Messi's predatory confidence on penalty kicks, the sweeping power of his lesser-used right foot, the punching accuracy of his rare headers. And his decorous manner. Seventy- […]Read Full Article
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will almost certainly not be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Wednesday. But the way writers vote on them could provide a useful benchmark for how they are handling the steroids issue.
The comparison between Bagwell and Biggio may be especially instructive. The suspicion that Bagwell used steroids seems to be based on a sort of stereotyping. Bagwell hit for significantly more power than expected based on his minor-league statistics, and grew heavier and bulkier physically. Slugging first basemen who played in the 1990s are automatically suspected of steroid use by a certain contingent of voters, while speedy middle infielders like Biggio are not. If one were actually to look at the list of players who have been suspended for performance-enhancing drugs […]Read Full Article
Ruben Navarrette believes that it's the guest workers program that will make or break the prospects for immigration reform.
But exploitation doesn't have to be part of the deal, and not every guest worker program is run as badly as that one. There are apple growers in Washington State who don't have to scramble for pickers at harvest time because the same crews return every year. The growers lure them back by paying decent wages and providing clean living quarters. Everyone is happy. Well, maybe not everyone. Many in organized labor hate the concept of guest workers because their leaders are busy peddling the fantasy that the hard and dirty […]Read Full Article
Parents' quest for justice
You have to admire the resolve of Audrie Potts' parents as they pursue justice in the sexual assault of their 15-year-old daughter, who killed herself eight days after the attack. They have unflinchingly permitted her name and picture into the public spotlight - knowing that putting a name and face with that horrible crime will increase the attention of the case as it goes through the justice system. They have demanded that the three suspects be tried as adults. They are setting up a nonprofit foundation. They have talked of legislation to […]Read Full Article
Raiders get a tight end in Round 6
The Raiders drafted Colorado tight end Nick Kasa with the first of their four sixth-round picks. Another Senior Bowl guy, Kasa is 6-5, 271, and had 25 receptions and 391 yards and three touchdowns. "Makes aggressive effort blocking" according to a scouting report. Another scout says Kasa has good straight-line speed on vertical routes. Kasa used to be a defensive end. Maybe he can play both ways and help rush the quarterback. He is a raw talent at tight end. The Raiders […]Read Full Article
Vet defends home; faces criminal charges
This transcript is automatically generated Imagine you're at home alone with your family and -- midnight night and a crazed intruder. Tries to break -- year patio door. If you had a gun if you had a rifle. Would you shoot to defend yourself in your property one military veteran now facing criminal charges for firing a warning shot. His -- former army specialist Corey Thompson. Joins us now to share his story -- when he -- Thomson. Good morning sir my understanding is that there was an intruder on your property. […]Read Full Article
New York-area families coping with autism now have a brilliant new resource at their disposal. The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital's White Plains campus will provide clinical services and support for patients of all ages and their families.
The former gymnasium that now houses the main part of the center was transformed around a "village" theme, with smaller spaces arranged along a central area. Each room has a different color scheme so that patients can easily orient themselves. The design preserves the natural light from the former gym's broad windows, which are visible over the top of the rooms. Each space has a state-of-the art video hookup and its own observation area for parents and specialists. Sound management was a priority, said Lord, […]Read Full Article
From intricate textiles and ancient temples to salt plains and rare wildlife, the western state of Gujarat has as much to offer as its more popular neighbours, Rajasthan and Mumbai.
With so many travellers veering either to Gujarat's northern neighbour Rajasthan or Mumbai to the south, the temple-topped mountains, rare wildlife and traditional handicrafts of India's westernmost state are too often overlooked. What can I see? Head to the district of Kutch to see artisans at work on some of India's most intricate textiles. The salt plains of the Little Rann of Kutch are the last refuge of the Indian wild ass and home to breeding flamingos. Visit Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary to see the only Asiatic lions left […]Read Full Article
LinkedIn's new University Pages help students learn more about a school and network with alumni while they're still in high school.
Networking can prove invaluable when it comes to looking for a job, as well as when you're planning on training for one. The right network can offer suggestions on what courses to take in college, help open doors at the right internships and ultimately help you launch a career in the organization of your dreams. LinkedIn is now helping you start that process as early as high school with LinkedIn University Pages, a new product launching on the site Monday. While the pages aren't designed to be exclusively used by high school […]Read Full Article
To get a true picture of the strength of the labor market, you have to look beyond the headline unemployment rate
Of course, no single measure of labor market conditions is perfect, so it's best to look at the full range of indicators rather than focusing on any one measure. But the employment-to-population ratio should be among the set of statistics that is more carefully scrutinized, especially when there are substantial changes in labor force participation of the kind we have seen in recent years. […]Read Full Article
When we say not for the faint-hearted, we mean it.
This one's not for people with a fear of heights: A French tourism company has suspended a glass cube with a see-through bottom from a peak in the Alps, offering a breathtaking view a kilometer down. Billed as the tallest attraction in Europe, the structure was three years in the making. It includes five transparent sides made of three layers of tempered glass fixed with metal to a big support structure. Tourists will get a stunning view from the Aiguille du Midi mountain of the landscape, including Mont Blanc, […]Read Full Article
Large plane crashes with one survivor are very rare. Here are their remarkable stories.
Large plane crashes with only one survivor are very rare. Cecelia Cichan was only 4 years old in 1987 when she became the sole survivor of Northwest Airlines Flight 225. The Detroit crash claimed the lives of 154 crew and passengers, including Cecelia's parents and her brother. Although she reportedly suffered severe burns in the disaster, Cecelia remembers nothing from her traumatic experience. […]Read Full Article
Argentinian model juggles impressively in high heels
Argentinian model Fiorella Castillo is way better at juggling a soccer ball in high heels than most people in proper soccer footwear. In the video above, which has quickly gone viral on the interwebs, Castillo shows off her moves in the streets of Mar del Plata, as crowds gather around in awe. If you want to see more of Castillo, a quick search on YouTube yields plenty of clips of the beautiful baller doing her thing. […]Read Full Article
The shelter dogs readying to complete in the annual Animal Planet-sponsored game visit Bo and Sunny for a training session.
Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon If the competition at this year's Puppy Bowl on Sunday seems particularly fierce, you can thank the rigorous training the four-legged players have undergone. This year's pre-season workouts included one today at the White House with fit first pups Bo and Sunny. First Lady Michelle Obama, joined by 12 first-and second-grade students from Harriet Tubman Elementary School, led a training session for this year's rookie team of shelter dogs set to participate in the annual alternative to […]Read Full Article
Poor X-Men, they have to save the world, and all of our gadgets.
Poor X-Men. They're mutants, have to travel back in time to save the world in X-Men: Days of Future Past and, in some cases, have to be darn careful where they point their appendages. Wolverine, in particular, is useless when it comes to handling precious objects and - we're just guessing here - tech support. […]Read Full Article
Zico: It is much easier for Lionel Messi to be Lionel Messi if Argentina system exploits his qualities rather than throwing him against a wall of defenders
In a World Cup you can never underestimate your opponent because margins in football have become narrower and narrower. But this is as wrong as respecting them too much and that took place on Sunday when Argentina played their first match. Alejandro Sabella's decision to play 3-5-2 baffled me and looked as overcautious as it could be. As a consequence the first half was horrendous. With all due respect to Bosnia, Argentina should never have played so defensively against World Cup debutants for all that Bosnia's more physical style […]Read Full Article
Fire broke out on Friday and is 25% contained as an additional 400 homes are advised to evacuate
An evacuation order for 300 homes near Yosemite National Park remained in effect on Saturday as firefighters battled a wildfire scorching about 300 acres in Central California. Cal Fire reported that firefighters had contained about 25% of the blaze. The fire broke out on Friday afternoon. In Oregon, meanwhile, a late-night wildfire that tore through brush was extinguished after it forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes. In California, an additional 400 homes were being advised to evacuate. No damage has been reported. One minor injury was reported […]Read Full Article
The American photographer brilliantly skewers the fashion press with his latest project, which teaches would-be models how to stand with hands on hips or pose with a martini
He may be better known for his controversial series Beaver Hunt that reworked pictures from Hustler magazine, but his Lessons in Posing Subjects project will turn heads too. The American photographer's Polaroids taken between 1976 and 1982 brilliantly skewers the fashion press with lessons for would-be models on how to stand with hands on hips or pose with a martini […]Read Full Article
Papiss Cisse scored twice as Newcastle ended Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse came off the bench to condemn Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea to a first defeat of the season. The Senegal international struck with his sixth goal of the season four minutes after replacing Remy Cabella, and then added a second 12 minutes from time. Magpies defender Steven Taylor was dismissed for a second bookable offence and substitute Didier Drogba headed Jose Mourinho's men back into the game with seven minutes remaining to spark a desperate, but ultimately fruitless, late flurry. It was Chelsea's third successive league defeat on […]Read Full Article
Chitra Ramaswamy: While everybody else endures the stress and expense of preparing for the festive season, I'm sitting back and taking it easy …
Here is the picture around our hearth. A few months ago I took redundancy from my job while on maternity leave. My son is now 15 months old, which means that although this isn't his first Christmas, it's his first not spent breastfeeding his way through presents, lunch and My Fair Lady (permission to take yourself off to a corner, Nigel Farage, and cower beneath a makeshift tent). I am still looking after him full time as we can't afford nursery, which despite costing as much […]Read Full Article
The celeb trainer offers up three easy-to-make treats you can serve at your holiday party - guilt-free
Nicole Branan/Getty; Courtesy Harley Pasternak Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr. He's also a New York Times best-selling author, with titles including The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet. His new book 5 Pounds hits shelves in March 2015. Tweet him @harleypasternak. I love getting together with my friends and family over the holidays, but I know I'm not alone when I say I don't […]Read Full Article
Next time you're sharing a pie, try this clever party trick.
A sneaky cutting trick that will get you more pizza pie. (YouTube/DaveHax) Do you really love pizza? DaveHax, the clever YouTube channel with household hacks, has the perfect party trick that will let you sneak a generous serving at home without any other guests knowing. While some astute diners may be able to discern that the slice they're being served is smaller than average, this little ruse will certainly work if the pizza is being passed around appetizer-style. Check out the video to learn the exact […]Read Full Article
A new Apple Watch price record has been set thanks to a custom diamond-studded, gold and platinum version of the smartwatch.
Behold, the only thing greater than the Apple Watch Edition, the $114,995 diamond-studded Lux Watch Omni, an 18-karat gold customized version of Apple's smart watch. Offered in both 38mm and 42mm sizes, Brikk, the company behind the customization, also sells a pink gold and a platinum version of the pricey watch. For the budget-conscious, the company offers the $49,995 Lux Watch Deluxe which, like the pricier version, is layered in yellow gold, pink gold or platinum and features a […]Read Full Article
A slick video -- is that all there is?
Hillary Clinton, or rather longtime Clinton adviser and famous Washington lobbyist John Podesta, in an e-mail to supporters broke the news everyone knew was coming: the kickoff of Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. After a few hours of waiting, believing the announcement was set for noon and plenty of media grumbling on social media, the campaign released a video, a montage of ordinary Americans starting new adventures. It was a masterpiece of diversity, with every age and ethnic group represented. Clinton was barely in it, which may […]Read Full Article
Colombians celebrating rescue of baby who was found face-down after a mudslide killed at least 78 people in mountain town of Salgar
Colombians are celebrating the rescue of an 11-month-old baby who survived a mudslide that killed at least 78 people - including the child's mother and 11 other relatives. Jhosep Díaz was found buried face-down in the mud on Monday, more than half a mile from where he had been sleeping when a flash flood swept away dozens of homes before dawn in the mountain town of Salgar. The doctor who first treated him said he was very cold and nearing hypothermia, but appeared to have avoided greater damages because he was […]Read Full Article
She left the stage to her less than capable flacks and her critics.
It is telling that the son of one president and the brother of another is more accessible, more revealing and more direct than Hillary Clinton. In failing to even attempt to speak for herself and stand up to questioning, she repeated the cardinal sin that has defined her first few months as a candidate: She lacks the political courage and skill to expose herself and tell voters what she really thinks. You can't run for president while running from your record, the voters and the media - especially if you have as many […]Read Full Article
In time, these dividend Davids could be the next Goliaths.
Disclosure: I own shares of United Health, Danaher, MasterCard. In spite of what's happening across the euro zone and Greece, in the intermediate-term the markets are anticipating rising interest rates. That means dividend stocks are in the hot seat. The current "logic" (if you can call it that) implies that companies yielding around 3% should be most susceptible to being replaced by bonds. Apparently 3% is the most likely yield that would entice the bond refugees back to their native asset class. We can […]Read Full Article
A parks employee shot two men, killing one, because he was tired of cleaning up after the homeless, Wyoming police said.
A Wyoming parks employee shot two men who were recovering in a detox center, killing one, because he was tired of cleaning up after homeless alcoholics, authorities said. Roy Clyde, 32, confessed to shooting two men in the head as they were in bed at the Center of Hope facility in Riverton on Saturday, police said. Victim Stallone Trosper died at the scene, County 10 reported. Sonny James Goggles was treated at the hospital, but his condition was not immediately available. Clyde, a 13-year parks employee for […]Read Full Article
It's beloved by commuters but loathed by politicians and taxi companies
From New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to French cab drivers, it feels like everybody's fighting over car-hailing startup Uber. The most valuable venture-backed startup in the world, Uber is beloved by urban commuters but questioned or downright loathed by local politicians, labor advocates and incumbent taxi companies. Want to know more about the fight over Uber? Watch the video above. […]Read Full Article
A couple from Mississippi remain in custody after being stopped at a Mississippi airport allegedly on their way to join the Islamic State militant group.
A young Mississippi couple have been charged with attempting to join the Islamic State militant group. Twenty-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young and 22-year-old Muhammad "Mo" Dakhlalla were arrested at the airport just before boarding a flight with tickets bound for Istanbul. A judge in Oxford, Mississippi, refused them bail, even though the pair had never been in trouble with the law before and have relatives willing to oversee their home confinement. […]Read Full Article
As an experiment.
The streets of Paris were free Sunday from their typical brutal traffic thanks to a car-free day in much of the region declared by the city's mayor. The policy allowed Parisians to roam the streets and participate in street fairs. The car-free day comes as the city wrestles with an air pollution problem that has led the city to experiment with a number of policies to clean up the air, including turning policies to make the city more friendly for pedestrians and cyclists. The car-free day also comes in […]Read Full Article
An Alabama boy who was abducted at age 5 in 2002 has been found safe and unharmed in northeast Ohio, authorities said Wednesday.
At left, Julian Hernandez at the time of his abduction in 2002, and father Bobby Hernandez after his arrest Nov. 2, 2015. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children/Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office) Thirteen years after he was allegedly snatched from his Alabama home at age 5 by his father, the young man has been found living under an assumed name with his dad in Ohio, in a case authorities say broke open when his Social Security number raised red flags during college applications. Julian Hernandez's mother reported […]Read Full Article
The pasta dish with tomatoes, black olives and yellow pepper will appeal to all ages and satisfy vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
It's easy to feed family and friends gathered at your house on the days after Thanksgiving. But what about the days before? That's when my teenage son, just home from school and with friends in tow, is hungriest for home cooking. It helps to have a crowd-pleasing casserole on hand, something that will appeal to all ages and satisfy vegetarians and meat eaters alike. This baked rigatoni is a grown-up version of macaroni and cheese. The tomato sauce, judiciously spiced with hot red-pepper […]Read Full Article
It was interesting to hear Trump and his supporters' viewpoints for more than just the few seconds offered by most soundbites, even though I disagreed
We need to, as Americans, begin talking to and not at one another. I understood that I was a guest at their rally, and that I had a duty to them to be a good guest; in return, I felt like they were good hosts. And whether they engaged me directly or not, many of them had to acknowledge the presence of someone who disagreed with them, but who did not fit their stereotypes by being disagreeable. Yes, what I did could have been dangerous: the Trump campaign […]Read Full Article
It's as hard to predict as was Trump's ascent.
This argument makes intuitive sense. Trump's base of support has been largely less-educated, less-wealthy white voters, the sort of blue collar voters who have been drifting away from the Democratic Party for some time. We looked at the shift among white voters shortly before the 2014 election. If Trump can pull those voters to the Republican side the way Ronald Reagan did in 1980, it could change the calculus of the race. One problem is that Reagan and a few decades of other outreach already pulled away a […]Read Full Article
Jackman saved two children from a dangerous riptide at Bondi Beach.
Hugh Jackman pulled a real-life superhero move this week when he saved his two children from a dangerous riptide at Bondi Beach. Footage posted by 9 News in Australia shows the actor helping a man pull a young girl to safety, then rescuing his own son, Oscar, 15, from the same current. All in a day's work for Wolverine. […]Read Full Article
Dozens of journalists collaborated on the project, which documented civilian deaths.
Because police are not required to report shootings of civilians, some "basic facts" were missing from the national conversation about the topic, said Martin Baron, The Post's executive editor. He said the newspaper's journalists sought to fill in the "enormous information gap" with the database and on-the-ground reporting. "The Post delivered on a core journalistic mission - telling the public what it needs to know," Baron said. The newspaper's reporting has helped spur federal efforts to collect similar information from […]Read Full Article
Laws disenfranchising felons in several states have had a disproportionate effect on African-Americans.
With more attention focused on the effects of high rates of imprisonment on African-Americans, Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia restored voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons on Friday. Virginia had been one of 12 states that barred or severely limited the ability of felons to vote after leaving prison. Some have estimated that these laws keep one in 13 African-Americans from voting. Should these laws be ended? […]Read Full Article
Rebuffed in their effort to have the charges dismissed, Mr. Cosby's lawyers are expected to battle the prosecution over what evidence may be admitted.
Mr. Cosby's lawyers are then likely to battle to suppress evidence including Mr. Cosby's deposition from the 2005 civil case because confidentiality was part of the settlement. Mr. Cosby is also expected to fight any attempt to introduce evidence from other women who have come forward. A taste of that battle came on Tuesday during the contentious three-and-a-half-hour hearing. Brian J. McMonagle, Mr. Cosby's lawyer who led the cross-examination, attacked the prosecution for relying on a statement Ms. Constand gave to the […]Read Full Article
Here's how to dip your toe in investing or find an alternative pathway to homeownership.
I'm often asked how I buy homes for pennies on the dollar. A lot of people assume that I have to take advantage of people in distressed situations or use tricks to find such deals, but that is far from the truth. I am very straightforward with sellers about my buying process and the fact that I can't pay them top dollar for their homes. I usually even tell my sellers how much more money they'll likely get for their home if they list it for sale on the open market. I […]Read Full Article
A man has been hit with a string of weapons charges after officers uncovered a stolen bobcat, drugs and buried rifles at a western Sydney property.
An alleged drug peddler accused of possessing a stolen bobcat and keeping an arsenal of guns buried at a western Sydney property has been charged by police. The 25-year-old man was pulled over and arrested at a car stop at Oxley Park on Thursday morning. Officers then searched a house at Llandilo, uncovering four rifles and two pistols buried at the property, as well as a bobcat, believed to be stolen. Ice and fake money were also found at the property, police say. He was charged with a string of […]Read Full Article
Wajda fought communist censorship and truth-denying propaganda to produce formidable, patriotic films that illuminated Poland's troubled past - and helped steer its history
Andrzej Wajda had a viable claim to be Poland's great national artist of modern times, a virtual cinematic folk memory, a man who sought to intervene in Poland's history with his movies, converting the ashes of bitterness and historical agony into diamonds of film. He was a director with Poland written on his heart. In a staggeringly productive career, so much of which he pursued in the face of bureaucratic opposition and censorship - while working in uneasy harmony with the agencies of the state - Wajda took on the big themes […]Read Full Article
Authorities in Ohio were searching for a suspect after reports of shots fired Monday night on the University of Cincinnati.
According to Fox 19, the shooting happened on the east side of the campus near Dabney Hall. Public Safety Director James Whalen said that two people were talking when one person pulled out a weapon and fired it and then took off. Authorities were searching for a black male, wearing gray clothing, who is about 5-feet 10 inches. No one was injured in the incident. Click for more from Fox 19. […]Read Full Article
Boo the dog was left behind with an old mattress and dresser
When Boo was adopted, he and his family made a promise to be loyal to each other for life. Sadly, Boo was the only one who kept up his side of the vow. When his family moved out of their Detroit home several months ago, they left the dog with their discarded furniture on the curb. According to The Dodo, that's where Boo stayed. For a month, the depressed dog waited for his family to come back, accepting food and water from neighbors but refusing to budge. Finally […]Read Full Article
A new book by award-winning Australian photographer Alex Cearns is 'a gentle and positive reminder of the peace, calm and joy that dogs bring into our lives'.
After 19 years as a police officer and airport auditor, Alex Cearns quit the public service to follow a passion: pet photography. Now the recipient of over 100 awards for her work, the Perth-based photographer was crowned International Pet Photographer of Year in 2016. Her new book, Zen Dogs, captures canines in pure moments. "I hope this series of images is a gentle and positive reminder of the peace, calm and joy that dogs bring to our lives," she says • Zen Dogs by Alex Cearns […]Read Full Article
A 72-foot hook shot? Why not?
The Harlem Globetrotters are a roundabout group of playground basketball legends who rode on-court, circus-like tricks to international fame. On Thursday, they did what they do best: Break world records with absurd trick shots. Thursday marked Guinness World Records day, when people across the world made their bid at the history books. The Globetrotters, an exhibition team more rooted in entertainment than wins and losses, set seven world records in 2015. But this year, they took home a total of nine world records, beating […]Read Full Article
The Mashable tech team chats about Facebook's new tool for cracking down on fake news, Snapchat's group chat, and Yahoo's second security breach,
Facebook's finally coming around to its fake news problem. The world's largest social network rolled out a tool to help curb all the fake news circulating on its platform. Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal and Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and I discussed whether it's too little too late on this week's MashTalk. The tool, as my colleague Karissa Bell wrote, is basically the equivalent of reporting spam and other objectionable content. It's debatable whether down-ranking fake news will really do anything in the long run to restore […]Read Full Article
A Romanian student has built a functioning car out of the plastic bricks that reaches a top speed of 18mph.
This is a full-size, air-powered hot rod built out of plastic bricks. This is a running, driving hot rod made of Lego. It has an air-powered Lego engine. It'll do 18mph. And it's entirely incredible. Named the Super Awesome Micro Project, it was built by Romanian plastic brick enthusiast Raul Oaida from more than 500,000 Lego pieces and can manage a dizzying top speed of 18mph. The engine - also built of out Lego - has a total of 256 pistons […]Read Full Article
New England's largest solar development was dedicated Tuesday on Cape Cod.
The last section of one of New England's largest solar developments was connected to the power grid this week, completing a project that will produce enough electricity to power more than 3,500 homes. The solar panel arrays were built on a former landfill site in Chatham, one of nine sites developed to supply solar power to six towns on Cape Cod and two on Martha's Vineyard. The arrays were connected to the power grid at various points over the past few months. Solar power currently generates around 2 percent of the region's […]Read Full Article
The pressure vessel is one of two key parts of nuclear power plants that have been discovered to be deteriorating far faster than expected. Last week, The New York Times reported that rust was attacking the steam generators at Consolidated Edison's Indian Point 2 plant and 16 other plants, and that long, expensive shutdowns might be necessary.
There are some important differences between the problem of pressure vessels and that of the steam generators. No reactor has yet been shut down because of a weakened pressure vessel, but corroded steam generators have forced four reactors to close for repairs. The steam generators, essentially bundles of tubing, carry hot, radioactive water within the containment dome, and transfer the heat to cool, clean water that travels outside the dome. Thus, if the steam generator leaks, radioactive water escapes to the outside. The steam generators are expensive, […]Read Full Article
Collagist, illustrator and chief art critic of the Independent
When not engaged in journalism or family life - he married the artist Marion Coutts in 2001; their son, Eugene, is three years old - Tom worked at more substantial projects. He wrote major catalogue essays on Goya and Ian Hamilton Finlay, and monographs on Thomas Bewick and Carol Rhodes. A collection of essays from his popular Independent series Great Works will be published this year, and there are three manuscripts of completed books: one on Bad Art, one on the English graphic tradition, and The Donkey's Head, […]Read Full Article
Top British artists - including Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley - contribute to fundraising sale at Kettle's Yard
Work by some of Britain's best-known 20th-century artists, including Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley, has been donated by the artists, their estates or collectors to raise funds for an extension to Kettle's Yard, a small gallery and museum in Cambridge with an international reputation out of all proportion to its size. Hirst has donated a skeleton sculpture, St Avertin Syndrome Charity Spin, and work by Anthony Caro, Maggi Hambling, David Hockney, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Augustus […]Read Full Article
Right before Senator Bernie Sanders' rally in Oakland Monday, The Chronicle asked him one easy sports question and one hard one.
Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, waves to the crowd while walking the parade route during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the San FranciscoBernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, shakes hands while attending the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the PresidioAn attendee of the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Presidio snaps of selfie with Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, during the […]Read Full Article
Plus: Watch a new clip of season three, premiering June 12
Your sentence at Litchfield just got extended. Two months ahead of the season three premiere of Orange Is the New Black, Netflix has announced that it ordered a fourth season of the show to debut in 2016. On Wednesday the company also released a first-look clip of the third season, which premieres on the streaming service June 12. In it, Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba) and Poussey (Samira Wiley) debate whether or not the prison's most polarizing drug dealer Vee (Lorraine Toussaint) is still alive after […]Read Full Article
Coalition agrees to adopt all 27 recommendations of multiparty committee on legislation to revoke citizenship for those involved in terrorism offences
Legislation to strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship if they are involved in terrorism offences looks set to pass parliament, after the Coalition party room agreed to changes proposed by a multiparty parliamentary committee. The government decided during its joint party room meeting on Tuesday to adopt all 27 recommendations of the joint committee on intelligence and security. The recommendations include making the powers retrospective for 10 years, but only for crimes that incurred a sentence of 10 years or more. The committee also recommended that citizenship only be stripped after a person was […]Read Full Article
Start-up founders met hundreds of potential investors at Singapore's Demo Day, the finale of a 3-month "boot camp" for new financial technology companies.
Start-up founders met hundreds of potential investors at Singapore's Demo Day, which was the finale of a three-month "boot camp" designed to help entrepreneurs sharpen their business plans with the help of financial services mentors. Eleven financial technology start-ups made their pitches to possible investors at Demo Day. -By Pauline Chiou Posted 6 August 2015 […]Read Full Article
Editorial on decision to change rating for latest version of video game Grand Theft Auto to 'Adults Only' because of its sexual content; says what is worrisome is explicitly sociopathic criminality in this video game, not the sex and nudity
But last month, someone found a way to enter that room and watch -- and even control -- the sexual activity that was going on there. A Dutch game-player, Patrick Wildenborg, developed a game modification, a small bit of computer code that changes the game's behavior. He called it the Hot Coffee Mod. Mr. Wildenborg asserts on his Web site what the developers of the video game have finally admitted: that the sex scenes were already present in the game, although the game's designers claim that they […]Read Full Article
We must first address the underlying issues
President Barack Obama's historic visit to a federal detention facility last week focused America's attention on the brutal realities of our criminal justice system. Yet this broken system is only a symptom of an even more brutal American reality: white supremacy. Until we accept and address this underlying cause, systemic problems including unfairly long mandatory minimums, racialized police brutality, harsh prison conditions, and unnecessary obstacles upon release, will continue to plague our nation. Like an incessant game of whack-a-mole, addressing one will only cause […]Read Full Article
Install the best money apps on your smartphones and tablets - here is Telegraph Money's pick of the bunch
A shopping price comparison app for Android that helps users find the best bargains available online and on the high street. Users can search for a product, and create lists of items to monitor their prices. It also features a barcode scanner, which will display product information, reviews, and the best web price. Free; iPhone, iPad and Android Toshl is an expense and budget tracker. It's particularly good for travellers as it works with any currency and lets you separate your travel budget from everyday spending. There are […]Read Full Article
Video of the violent arrest had gone viral
Two state troopers who were captured on video repeatedly punching a suspect as he slowly exited his vehicle following a long police chase in New Hampshire have been arrested and charged with assault, officials said Tuesday. Massachusetts State Police Trooper Joseph Flynn, 32, and New Hampshire State Police Trooper Andrew Monaco, 31, face criminal charges stemming from their use of force in an arrest in May, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said in a news release. The two officers can be seen in aerial footage allegedly beating 50-year-old Richard […]Read Full Article
Treaties and settlements are all part of an overarching conversation on how indigenous people should be recognised in the constitution, Bill Shorten says.
Australians shouldn't run screaming when a treaty with indigenous people is mentioned, Labor leader Bill Shorten says. Constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians was on the agenda at the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land this weekend, with some advocating for a treaty instead and others calling for indigenous groups to settle individually with the government. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner Mick Gooda said he didn't believe Australia would be ready for a referendum by next May, the 50th anniversary of the historic 1967 referendum. Mr Shorten said May remained his […]Read Full Article
Chuba Akpom has been told that he will not be loaned out at the start of the new Premier League season and will get a further chance this weekend to stake his claim to lead Arsenal'
Akpom spent last season on loan at Hull City and, although a return of only seven goals hardly suggests that he is the answer, he was part of a team that won promotion via the Championship play-offs. At 20, he is clearly also still developing and did score in both of Arsenal's pre-season games in the United States. Unless he succeeds in adding a centre-back over the next week - and Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi remains the main target - Wenger also faces a similar selection quandary in […]Read Full Article
Judoka Rafaela Silva took home the gold on Monday night.
Brazil's first gold medal has boosted Olympic ticket sales and organizers expect attendance to pick up in coming days, although some venues including the Copacabana beach volleyball arena are still struggling to fill seats. Judoka Rafaela Silva, who grew up in Rio's notorious Cidade de Deus favela, burst into tears on Monday as she held up her medal to a roaring crowd as the Brazilian national anthem played. "There is nothing better for ticket sales than when the country wins its first gold," Games spokesman Mario Andrada told reporters on […]Read Full Article
A Tasmanian man has faced court charged with stealing almost $30,000 from pre-paid funeral plans.
A Devonport man has been charged with stealing almost $30,000 from pre-paid funeral plans. Scott Allan Dickey, 39, faced court on Tuesday where it was alleged he misappropriated $29,770 in funds from seven victims linked to Kentish Funerals, police said. Dickey has been granted bail and the matter will be mentioned in court again on September 8. […]Read Full Article
How a Korean family tradition endures over New Year with three days of reunions, greetings and scrumptious feast dishes.
My finest hour as a Korean took place on a Seollal morning, the first day of Korean New Year's, in January 1976. I was 7 years old, and my family still lived in Seoul, where my two sisters and I had been born. Seollal, the New Year's Day of the lunar calendar, is one of South Korea's most significant holidays. The busy nation rests for three days for family reunions, New Year's greetings and scrumptious feast dishes. […]Read Full Article
Accomplished executive Jane Sydenham-Clarke will be the first woman to lead Freemasons Victoria in the organisation's 127-year history.
The secret's out - a woman will lead the Freemasons in Victoria for the first time. Jane Sydenham-Clarke, a former senior executive at Federation Square, was confirmed on Friday afternoon as the new chief executive of the 127-year-old organisation. The daughter of a freemason, Ms Sydenham-Clark said her immediate challenge was attracting younger members and to recapture the community's attention. […]Read Full Article
There wasn't a weapon underneath a man's pink dressing gown when he was seen at an Adelaide petrol station, police say, despite fears otherwise.
A man's pink dressing gown wasn't concealing a real weapon outside a petrol station in Adelaide's south last week as suspected, police say. Police called for information on Thursday to help identify the man who was spotted wearing the pink number, a black beanie and sunglasses, due to concerns he had a weapon. Speaking with witnesses has reassured police the concealed item was actually a toy that posed no real risk to others. […]Read Full Article
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has lead federal parliament in a tribute to former Israeli president Shimon Peres.
Federal parliament has paid tribute to the long and eventful life of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died last month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull related a story of his wife Lucy's recent meeting with Mr Peres, who told her the secret of perpetual youth was to ensure one's list of dreams was always longer than the list of achievements. "In that sense, this very old man, after such a life of extraordinary achievement and such an eventful one, nonetheless died forever young," Mr Turnbull told parliament on […]Read Full Article
A fire at an old Adelaide function centre early on Tuesday is considered suspicious.
A blaze that has destroyed part of an old function centre in Adelaide has been deemed suspicious. Emergency services were called to the unused Oakden property early on Tuesday and brought the flames under control, preventing them from spreading to neighbouring buildings and a nearby school. The fire caused around $200,000 of damage to the function centre and is being treated as suspicious, the Metropolitan Fire Service says. […]Read Full Article
A woman allegedly connected to the Rebel bikie gang has been charged with drug offences after police raids.
Police have charged two people including a woman connected to the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang with drug offences after raids. Bunbury Police raided two homes in the town south of Perth and say they found amphetamine, ecstasy, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash. A 44-year-old woman was charged with possessing prohibited drugs and drug paraphernalia, intending to sell and supply drugs and the unlawful possession of cash, as well as being an associate of the Rebels. The Rebels are Australia's largest bikie gang. She will […]Read Full Article
Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is visiting the Latrobe Valley to support workers as a coal-fired power station heads toward closure.
Bill Shorten insists he's not a "rampant greenie" and believes coal has a place in Australia's future. The opposition leader on Monday visited Victoria's Latrobe Valley, where the Hazelwood coal-fired power station is set to close in early 2017 due to its unviability. "I am not a rampant greenie who thinks there is no place for fossil fuel in our energy mix in the future," Mr Shorten told reporters, adding the government needed a plan to find jobs for power industry workers. […]Read Full Article
A train in Bulgaria carrying propylene has derailed and exploded killing at least five people and injuring dozens more.
A derailed tanker train has exploded and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry says. Authorities said about 50 buildings in the village of Hitrino were destroyed when containers of gas exploded on Saturday morning. Video footage showed many houses in the village of 800 on fire and ambulances taking the injured to hospitals. Hitrino Mayor Nuridin Ismail told reporters that children had been buried under the rubble of a house that collapsed. Two tanker cars carrying propane- […]Read Full Article
Police are calling for women who think they may have been filmed by a man in change rooms on Queensland's Sunshine Coast to contact them.
Police have issued a plea for help as they investigate claims a British tourist was taking photos and videos of women changing in Queensland shopping centres and uploading them to Facebook. Luke Thomas Robinson, 28, was allegedly caught filming a woman changing in a Sunshine Coast shopping centre on Sunday and police later discovered a cache of pictures and videos on his phone. Police say the photos were taken at Noosa Civic and Sunshine Plaza shopping centres between November 18 and December 10 and want to speak to any women who used the change rooms and […]Read Full Article
Emergency workers are searching for a boat that's missing with three people on board off South Australia's southeast coast.
A search is continuing off South Australia's southeast coast for a missing boat with three people on board. The seven-metre boat failed to return to the Cape Jaffa boat ramp on Monday night, police say. It had headed out to sea around lunchtime on Monday and had been due to return in the evening. Locals spotted an empty trailer at the ramp on Tuesday morning and raised the alarm. Police boats, State Emergency Service volunteers and local fishermen are involved in the search along with the police helicopter and a fixed […]Read Full Article
There will be no victory or defeat for the United States in Iraq. These terms do not reflect the reality of what is going to happen there. The future of Iraq was always going to be determined by the Iraqis -- not the Americans.
The United States must begin planning for a phased troop withdrawal from Iraq. The cost of combat in Iraq in terms of American lives, dollars and world standing has been devastating. We've already spent more than $300 billion there to prosecute an almost four-year-old war and are still spending $8 billion per month. The United States has spent more than $500 billion on our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And our effort in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, partly because we took our focus off the real […]Read Full Article
An independent film producer's goal: Get to meetings by attaining frequent-flier platinum status on Northwest Airlines.
I'm an independent film producer based in both New York City and Hollywood. I've only been at this for a few years. And I have to say that at the beginning, it was tough. In my business, you have to be able to meet with agents, writers and directors at a moment's notice. If you don't, you stand the chance of losing out on the rights to a great story. This is a business in which first impressions are a huge factor in determining whether you will […]Read Full Article
Defying appeals from foes of free-trade, nearly half the Democrats in the House voted today to approve the deal.
Since Mr. Bush took office in 2001, Democrats have been extremely reluctant to support trade agreements negotiated by his administration. Organized labor argues that since 2000, the United States has lost 3 million manufacturing jobs, though some labor officials concede that it is difficult to tell whether these jobs were lost because of cheap imports, technology or other factors. The labor movement also argues that trade and the export of jobs overseas has flattened American wages. The administration, on the other hand, says that only about 300,000 unemployed Americans can trace […]Read Full Article
Covestor is one of the many stock-oriented sites to have emerged in the past year, and its major differentiating factor has been its payouts to users that
Even though Covestor's biggest upgrade makes it easier to participate and learn from others in the community, its former closed approach was something I once considered a possible advantage to Covestor and its members, given that Covestor is an investment management tool with opportunities to earn real money. I wonder how the new changes will affect newcomers as well as those users that have been utilizing Covestor's now defunct closed-network system. With so many other stock-picking sites that have raised funding around the same time as Covestor, however, […]Read Full Article
Elections are so mismanaged - and so many eligible voters are disenfranchised - that volunteers must get involved.
Groups that are committed to the right to vote have begun to fight back. Election Protection did invaluable work in 2004. It was a powerful advocate for voters when it counted the most - while the polls were still open. This year, Election Protection is already working with election officials trying to eliminate obstacles to voting. In November, it plans to have 10,000 lawyers, law students and other volunteers working around the country to help voters whose names are not on the rolls when they should be, to get polls to stay […]Read Full Article
Conservatives Know The Secret Behind `Sarah Appeal:' It Ticks Off The Left.
No such need to reintroduce herself to the party's conservative base. That crowd already recognizes Palin as one of their own. My liberal friends will never understand the appeal. They reduce the Palin effect to that of a media-created sensation - one fostered by her amen corner at Fox News, talk radio and the right-leaning blogs, who appear willing do anything to keep her in the public eye. Whatever truth there is to that explanation, it does little to explain the persistence of the true believers. Here […]Read Full Article
The debate over health reform this year is an echo of the battles over Medicare and Social Security, generations ago. The same tired arguments that were used against them are being revived to oppose universal health care today.
My Thursday column looks back at the arguments against Medicare and, before that, Social Security - and notes that they were the same as the arguments today against universal health care. Today, of course, everybody competes to sing the praises of Medicare - it's the only single payer health system that Republicans like. But the arguments against the Senate and House reform bills apply with equal force to Medicare. If you don't like government involvement in the health sector, if you don't want the government competing in the insurance […]Read Full Article
Police Say the Comedian's Nine Self-Inflicted Stab Wounds Put Him in a New Jersey Hospital
Police say self-inflicted stab wounds put Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange in a New Jersey hospital. Hoboken Police Detective Mark Competello says Lange's mother found him on the floor of his waterfront home on Saturday. Competello says the 42-year-old comedian was unconscious but breathing after stabbing himself with a 13-inch (33-centimeter) Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife. Lange was taken to Jersey City Medical Center. Competello says doctors cleaned nine abdominal knife wounds and operated. He says Lange has been released. A message was left for Lange's publicist […]Read Full Article
Legislators say that health care reform will insure as many people as possible, but not everyone wants insurance. We talk to six people who plan to pay the penalty instead of buying a policy.
I'm in very good health, and I haven't been to a doctor in more than 30 years. I will not buy health care, nor will I pay a penalty. Just because the government assesses a fine, it doesn't mean they'll be able to collect it. As a freelancer, I don't have employer-supplied health coverage, and I don't really care. I am not paying hundreds of dollars a month for health insurance just because the government thinks I should. I just have strong opinions […]Read Full Article
A Wall Street Journal editorial says Congress's financial reform seeks more control over the 12 regional banks.
This political sway is already clear from how meekly the Fed as an institution is bowing to the Waters provision. The Senate bill doesn't have the same provision, so it could be removed in the House-Senate conference that begins this week. But we're told that Fed officials in Washington have told the regional banks to keep quiet because it can't be stopped and Ms. Waters and the House might punish them if they try. In other words, the political intimidation is already obvious even before the provision becomes law. […]Read Full Article
Authorities Arrest 14 People Suspected of Running Male-Prostitute Trafficking Ring
Spanish police say that for the first time they have broken up a human-trafficking gang that brought men to the country to work as prostitutes, providing them with Viagra, cocaine and other stimulant drugs to be available for sex with other men 24 hours a day. Authorities arrested 14 people, mainly Brazilians, on suspicion of running the organization and another 17 alleged prostitutes for being in Spain illegally, the National Police said in a statement Tuesday. Police inspector Jose Nieto said the case involving the Brazilians was the first in which […]Read Full Article
Should Supreme Court justices -- and their spouses -- show restraint in airing their political views?
Supreme Court justices have generally shown restraint or stayed silent when it comes to overtly political statements. Is that changing? Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said on Tuesday that justices shouldn't have to attend the State of the Union; at the last one, Justice Samuel Alito shook his head and mouthed the words "not true" when President Barack Obama criticized the court for its campaign finance decision. Spousal behavior has come under the spotlight, too. Virginia Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, has been scrutinized for soliciting […]Read Full Article
Police are investigating reports that Zahra Baker, the 10-year-old disabled girl who was killed in North Carolina, may have been raped prior to her death, according to police search warrants that were unsealed Tuesday.
In that warrant, police were seeking to search the Hickory home that Zahra lived in with her stepmother and father Adam Troy Baker. No one has been charged in the girl's death. Elisa Baker has been arrested on an obstruction charge after police said she admitted to writing a fake ransom note found at the family's home in Hickory. Besides an obstruction of justice charge for the ransom note, she is accused of writing worthless checks. Police have said she has been cooperating with investigators, including going with them to a […]Read Full Article
The Asian crisis did it for me.
One question that comes up occasionally in comments is, what would make me change my mind about how the economy works? Associated with this is the question of whether I have ever changed my views drastically in the face of events. Let me answer the latter question first. I had a major change of views in the late 1990s, driven by events in Asia. Until then I had pretty much accepted the "elegant, and conceptually simple" framework described recently by Olivier Blanchard. Basically, I thought that conventional monetary policy […]Read Full Article
New Florida legislation to ban all local government gun control laws should raise a question for voters: Did we elect legislators to protect the gun lobby or to represent Floridians?
How low can the Florida Legislature go in pandering to the gun lobby? Citizens might have thought the answer came earlier this year when doctors were banned from inquiring about guns in the household as a factor in their patients' welfare. A federal judge has blocked that, finding that a doctor's free speech hardly violates the Second Amendment. Now local officials must deal with another gun lobby outrage. They are scrambling to meet an Oct. 1 deadline by which they must scrap all local gun control laws. In 1987, the Legislature […]Read Full Article
Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons is said to be working on a deal to become the new creative director of Christian Dior.
Raf Simons to Christian Dior: What to expect Christian Dior's design studio has been headed up by Bill Gaytten since March, when long-standing creative director John Galliano was sacked following an anti-Semitic outburst aimed at a couple in a Paris café in February. John Galliano fired by Christian Dior Simons, known for his minimalist and futuristic aesthetic, trained as an industrial and furniture designer before founding his eponymous menswear label in 1995. Self-taught in fashion, it wasn't until he landed the top job at Jil […]Read Full Article
Philadelphiaâs holiday season is the perfect combination of old traditions and new celebrations.
Ten frosted Fraser firs adorned with gingerbread and glass ornaments decorate the flooded Exhibition Hall floor at Longwood Gardens. A 28ft-tall Nordman fir sits at the north end of the hall, while two gingerbread trees sit at the south end. (Longwood Gardens) - at Longwood Gardens. The holiday season in Philadelphia is the perfect combination of old traditions and new celebrations. Christmas Village, relocated across the street from its usual setting at City Hall, brings a traditional German market to the city every November. Dozens of vendors offer […]Read Full Article
Take a look at these 10 Safari plugins that will help improve your time management.
With this tool, every time you visit a webpage, a corresponding Twitter handle will appear on your screen (if applicable). In addition to seeing what is currently trending, you can click on the plugin to redirect to the Twitter page. Similarly, Safari140 allows you to tweet from the page you are on, and even shorten your links on the spot. If you are getting sick of the constant Facebook changes, Social Fixer for Facebook gives you the opportunity to customize your News Feed to include the things you actually […]Read Full Article
Oscars 2012: Academy Award nominees for acting and directing get caricatured in the Los Angeles Times.
Think you know the 84th annual Academy Awards contenders in all their incarnations? Think again. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Meryl Steep and a number of other Oscar nominees received the editorial cartoon treatment on the Los Angeles Times' annual Oscar Sunday Calendar cover. Illustrator Chris Morris paid tribute to this year's honorees with black and white portraits that capture their essence while still leaving room for guesswork. 24 Frames challenges you to name the nominees below. Hint: These caricatures span across the best lead and supporting acting categories and the […]Read Full Article
Live discussion: Lunchtime with Jonathan Gold
Our live chat series, Lunchtime with Mr. Gold, takes place each week on Wednesday at noon. This is your chance to ask restaurant critic Jonathan Gold any of your pressing culinary questions. Where to find Okinawan soki soba? Best Vietnamese in Koreatown? Vegetarian dim sum in the San Gabriel Valley? He'll be here at lunchtime to answer. Check back each week; you can sign up for email reminders ahead of the live discussion. […]Read Full Article
The generational war is on.
That policy involves you, younger Americans. You're in big trouble. You don't even know it. You're busy trying to get a degree, land a job, start a family, save for a home. You don't follow the news. But trust me - you've been taken for a ride by your elders. The question isn't whether such talk will stir up generational war. That's already being waged - and you're losing. The question is whether you'll wake up and engage in […]Read Full Article
June 16 marks what would have been late rapper Tupac Shakur's 41st birthday. On this day, the music world celebrates his life.
American hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur, known by 2Pac on stage, would have celebrated his forty-first birthday today had he not been gunned down on a Las Vegas street fifteen years ago. His birthday is remembered today, June 16, with a celebration in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Tupac once lived in a low-income housing project dubbed "The Jungle" with his mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur. As a teenager, Tupac and his mother moved there, to Marin City, in 1988 […]Read Full Article
Two tours highlight the structures built to host the 2012 Games and explore the cityâs industrial past.
A London Walks tour snaps photos of the Olympic Stadium from the Westfield Stratford shopping complex. (Sean O'Neill) London's eastern quarter is home to a number of new attractions: the Olympic Stadium; the Aquatics Centre; Westfield Stratford City, Europe's largest and poshest shopping complex; and the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 37-storey sculpture and observation deck. But before undergoing redevelopment for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this square-mile slice of East London was a ghetto with decaying factories and rail yards, traces of which can […]Read Full Article
Fewer young people say they will definitely vote this fall as compared to in 2008, according to new survey
Turnout intentions overall are lower than in the fall of 2008, when 85 percent of voters said they were definitely likely to vote. According to Gallup, however, young people's voting intentions are likely to increase between now and November. Between June and October/November of 2008, the intent of people aged 18-29 to vote went up 9 points. In 2004, in the same period, it went up 20 points. Minority voters, who helped propel Mr. Obama to victory in 2008, also appear less set […]Read Full Article
Fierce clashes rocked Damascus and Aleppo on Sunday as the military used helicopters and tanks to fight rebel forces in residential areas, according to opposition groups.
Most of the fighting in Aleppo on Sunday took place about five miles from the city center, according to Obeida, an opposition activist in the city who is known by his nickname out of concerns for his safety, but they appeared to be spreading. "The streets of Aleppo are coming under heavy shelling and have been the scene of heavy clashes since this morning," he said. Heavy clashes also rocked Aleppo, Syria's largest city and commercial capital, for a second day on Saturday as thousands streamed across the border […]Read Full Article
CallerSmart took a look at the use of mobile apps by President Obama and Gov. Romney to fundraise for this year's election.
CallerSmart analyzed how much telephones - smartphones, texts and anonymous phone banks - are bringing democracy to a digital environment. As it turns out, President Barack Obama or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney could thank cellphones for being elected on Nov. 6. Obama and Romney developed personalized mobile apps to tap into a more connected constituency. The president's app was more popular on Androids, while Romney's was downloaded more on iPhones. What's more, this year's presidential election is the first to allow donations via text message. For […]Read Full Article
I’ve learnt that there is a vital distinction between wearing clothes and being worn by them
But it's not just Howell whose craftsmanship I cherish. I'm still wearing my first Vivienne Westwood Red Label dress 15 years after I bought it - and it still draws compliments. Ditto my glove-like Emma Hope shoes. This trio of British designers go their own fabulously idiosyncratic way each season, with little truck for fashion's diktats. Indeed, they are beyond fashion - in a place where their devotees can simply love their clothes, year in, year out. I suppose love of costume is a bit like […]Read Full Article
Hills of San Francisco: Excelsior Heights
In San Francisco the past and present can't be pulled apart - so what better way to tour today's city than with a 1958 Chronicle series as my guidebook? That's the premise behind my new series, Hills of San Francisco. It kicks off in the Sunday Chronicle and then will appear on Wednesdays through the end of the year. Each week I'll visit a single summit - from steep peaks to discreet curves - with an eye not only for the view but what the locale says about the way we live […]Read Full Article
A recipe from the restaurant in Greenwich Village seems schizophrenic but tastes terrific.
The Restaurant Takeaway column is devoted to restaurant dishes you can make in your own kitchen, tweaked for home cooks. Call it cross-cultural, call it fusion or call it a dish of many influences: the potatoes Dogana from Carbone restaurant in Greenwich Village is a recipe worth making. It's based on potatoes Anna, the classic French potato cake made from crisp layers of the thinly sliced tubers. In France, clarified butter is the fat of choice for lubricating the potatoes. But in Tuscany, where Mario Carbone, […]Read Full Article
Along with how high oceans may swell, researchers are also trying to determine how fast.
Examining elevated fossil beaches and coral reefs along more than a thousand miles of coast, Dr. O'Leary's group confirmed something we pretty much already knew. In the warmer world of the Eemian, sea level stabilized for several thousand years at about 10 to 12 feet above modern sea level. The interesting part is what happened after that. Dr. O'Leary's group found what they consider to be compelling evidence that near the end of the Eemian, sea level jumped by another 17 feet or so, to settle at close to 30 feet […]Read Full Article
Bupa ambassador Jo Whiley and Team Telegraph join up with their running buddies ahead of their Bupa Great Run challenges.
Find out what happened when Bupa ambassador Jo Whiley met up with her running buddy Susan Spence as they prepared for the Bupa Great North Run. Team Telegraph will also be taking up the Bupa challenge by entering a number of dynamic duos for Bupa Great Runs across Britain. Watch former Olympic hepthathlete Kelly Sotherton and model Jodie Kidd join their buddies and discuss tactics ahead of their events. • The Telegraph has free places in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run and the Bupa Great South Run to give away - […]Read Full Article
The Shabab could be signaling a wider offensive, despite losses in recent years at the hands of the African Union and Kenyan troops in their home country.
But they preserved their core fighting force - estimated by the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea at about 5,000 - and avoided direct confrontations. And since then it has seemed to gather momentum in terms of terrorist attacks. There have long been concerns that the Shabab were increasing their ability to strike abroad, first stoked by its bombing attack against soccer fans in Kampala, Uganda, in 2010, killing 76. But despite its threats to strike at American interests - and the propaganda value it has gained by showing the American […]Read Full Article
The Food and Drug Administration said it would oversee mobile applications that function as medical devices, like ultrasounds, but not apps that count calories.
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it would regulate only a small portion of the rapidly expanding universe of mobile health applications, software programs that run on smartphones and tablets and perform the same functions as medical devices. Agency officials said their goal is to oversee apps that function like medical devices, performing ultrasounds, for example, and that could potentially pose risks to patients. Tens of thousands of health apps have sprung up in recent years, including apps that count steps or calories for fitness and weight loss, but agency […]Read Full Article
The Oscar-winning actress debuted a new pixie cut on Wednesday in a photo posted on Facebook
One day it was there, the next day -- gone! Jennifer Lawrence has chopped off her long locks, showing off a new pixie cut in a photo posted Wednesday on Facebook: The picture was taken while the 23-year-old star was on her way to a fan event, alongside her "Hunger Games" co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The gang had lined up some chats for Wednesday, including a Q&A on Facebook for #GlobalFanDay. Lawrence stars in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," […]Read Full Article
Alexis Petridis recommends the Velvet Underground's 1968 album White Light/White Heat, which has been re-issued in a deluxe edition
Alexis Petridis recommends the Velvet Underground's second album White Light/White Heat. To mark the 45th anniversary of its release in 1968, it has been including demos and live recordings. The album sold few copies on its original release, but its notoriety has grown over time: 'An exercise in screw-you musical violence' […]Read Full Article
A Q&A with Gia Coppola, the next in a serious line of directors to make her feature debut
Do you remember your teenage years fondly? Because I had finished college, I was at this place where I had enough distance to look at them a little bit fondly and appreciate that awkward time. I went to a private school and I struggled academically. It was really disheartening to always be considered bad at that. And I didn't really know what I was interested in. I knew I wanted to be creative but I couldn't really figure it out. I was painfully shy. And all my friends were outside […]Read Full Article
He got to her just as she was about to be hit by a train.
Police in Richmond, Texas released a dramatic dashcam video Monday that shows a police officer dragging a woman from the tracks moments before an oncoming train arrived. Officer Ramon Morales was responding to calls about a woman sitting on the tracks on Sunday morning and he arrived just in time to save her. The footage shows the railroad crossing warning coming down as Morales' car arrives. Moments after Morales drags the woman away, a train speeds by. Morales was also able to prevent the woman from running back onto the tracks. […]Read Full Article
President Barack Obama has lamented the heartbreaking death of American Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed by police on Saturday.
Police have said Brown was shot after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of the men pushed the officer into his squad car, then physically assaulted him in the vehicle and struggled with the officer over the officer's weapon. At least one shot was fired inside the car. The struggle then spilled onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times. Dorian Johnson, who says he was with Brown, has told a much different story. He has said the officer ordered them out […]Read Full Article
The most popular Halloween costumes being searched for on Pinterest.
If you want to know what everyone is being for Halloween this year, just take a look at their pin board. People love to find inspiration on Pinterest, so the company gathered its top-searched Halloween costumes for 2014. From Halloween classics like skeletons to clever puns, everyone is looking for a unique spin on their costume of choice. If you're planning on dressing as any of these popular pins, make sure your costume is the best of the best. […]Read Full Article
Add this video to your list of things to be thankful for.
Today in just because why not, here is a video of a shih tzu named Munchkin walking on a treadmill in a teddy bear costume. The world is a difficult place to live in, and that is why there are dogs like Munchkin and benevolent fairy dog parents who record them doing ridiculous (or ridiculously cute) things. Munchkin is an established YouTube celebrity, as millions have watched her alias "Munchkin the Teddy Bear" exhibit her talent of looking cute in a teddy bear costume that makes her appear to be walking […]Read Full Article
Ewan Murray: Woods rose to domination with sublime approach shots and finesse around greens. Now he is in the shadow of Rory McIlroy
It isn't so long ago that Woods won five times in a calendar year, before another set of fitness ailments triggered struggles and an enforced absence. At 38, he retains a capability to succeed on certain venues, but the prospect of him putting necessary consistency together to equal or better the Jack Nicklaus haul of 18 majors has never been so low. Woods hasn't meaningfully contended for a major for too long, regardless of his own claims to the contrary. In those events, his inability to recover from sudden blows is […]Read Full Article
New details emerge about Apple's upcoming wearable device
A leaked iPhone app is revealing new details about Apple's upcoming Apple Watch, which is due out early this year, according to a new report this week. The Apple Watch will be able to send text messages using your voice, remind you to stand up once in a while and track your heart rate. A companion app for your iPhone will help you customize your Apple Watch and arrange its home screen. […]Read Full Article
Follow the latest updates from Yemen as Saudi-led forces bomb Houthi targets.
We're getting reports that Saudi air strikes target the Tariq Air Base in Taiz, central Yemen. Al Jazeera received reports that new air strikes have targeted a reception camp of new recruits joining forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, west of the capital Sanaa. Saudi air strikes reportedly hit Houthi rebel positions at al-Anad Air Base in Aden, sources told Al Jazeera. Reports say Houthi stronghold of Saada in northern Yemen hit by Saudi-led air strikes. Turkey's President has said his country is willing to […]Read Full Article
With a few days left before Tax Day, taxpayer anxiety is ramping up. But in most cases, that anxiety is overkill. Here's a list of the top five things that taxpayers are irrationally afraid of - and shouldn't be.
Tax issues causes some folks to act in an irrational manner. True, the taxman shouldn't be ignored. But feared? Nah. Here's my list of the top five things that taxpayers are irrationally afraid of and shouldn't be: Want more taxgirl goodness? Pick your poison: follow me on twitter, hang out on Facebook and Google, play on Pinterest or check out my YouTube channel. For cases and tax related docs, visit Scribd. […]Read Full Article
President Obama met with representatives of six Persian Gulf nations at Camp David, seeking to convince them of Washington's commitment to their security.
King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz ruled from 1964 to 1975, when he was assassinated. Roosevelt died in 1945. Mr. Obama almost certainly meant to refer to King Abdul Aziz bin Saud, Faisal's father, who famously met with the American president after the Yalta conference in February 1945, just months before Roosevelt's death. Mr. Obama called the meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council last month after announcing that the United States and five other nations had reached a framework agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program. The council's members […]Read Full Article
As Ireland considers legalizing gay marriage, will Irish Catholicism be able to maintain its moral and political authority?
On May 22, voters in Ireland will decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage. If the amendment passes in this country where more than 80 percent of the people are Catholic and where Catholicism is deeply rooted in its history and culture, can the church maintain its long-held moral and political authority in Ireland? […]Read Full Article
How long has it been? Four playoff droughts on verge of ending
The Toronto Blue Jays lead their division, this late in the season, for the first time since 1993. That happens to be the last time they reached the playoffs. And so, for the third straight year, a Major League Baseball franchise is poised to end a prolonged postseason drought. In 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped the longest streak of losing seasons (20) in the history of North American professional sports and reached the playoffs for the first time since 1992. Last year, the Kansas City Royals earned their […]Read Full Article
Ms. Shalala, 74, fell ill after leaving the closing events around the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
Mr. Clinton visited Ms. Shalala Tuesday evening, according to a person briefed on their discussion, and they had what the person called "a good conversation" after surgery. She was said to be alert and making jokes with him, which he found relieving. The president of the University of Miami for more than a decade and the school's first female leader, Ms. Shalala was hired last March as the new head of the Clinton Foundation. Her appointment came after the Clinton Foundation had experienced some tumultuous times. In 2013, […]Read Full Article
After a wave of attacks on Jewish Israelis, Jerusalemites on both sides of the divide tell Phoebe Greenwood they are afraid to leave their homes
A front line of Israeli checkpoints divides Palestinian east Jerusalem from the Jewish Israeli west: Israel on one side, occupied Palestine on the other. After a wave of attacks on Jewish Israelis, Jerusalemites on both sides tell Phoebe Greenwood they are afraid to leave their homes. Have the voices calling for peace any chance of being heard across the divide? […]Read Full Article
Answers to common questions about the storm, the scale of which has astonished meteorologists.
The storm "exploded," said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center, adding that it currently had the strongest winds and lowest air pressure ever recorded by the agency. "This is one for the record books," he said. And it's easy to see why, he said, with its "perfect environment" for rapid intensification, "very warm waters off the coast of Mexico and almost nonexistent wind shear," or a change in wind direction that tends to blunt the force of a […]Read Full Article
At 20, with a new diagnosis of bipolar disorder, I was lacking confidence and direction when the words - and actions - of one man helped me enormously
An hour or so later, Chris got up to leave. He had dinner with his daughter and her friends to get to. We had the kind of emotional farewell that is usually reserved for airport scenes in films. The person I was in love with glared at me. Chris told me to take care of myself and remember everything he had said. When, later in the evening, the light slid behind the buildings and the temperature dropped, the rest of us gathered our own things. Slipping my phone in my […]Read Full Article
Sometimes, a patient needs to be distracted by a silly little toy.
Couch is a series about psychotherapy. One of the joys of being a psychotherapist is the opportunity to weave creativity into the healing process. In my practice, for example, I learned by accident the power of fiddling with small toys. One day, I found a small charm on the floor in my office. It was a pale yellow, heart-shaped stone, smooth to the touch. I did not know whom it belonged to, so I left it on the coffee table that sits between me and my patients […]Read Full Article
A seven-seat family car with sliding rear doors, the Ford Grand C-Max is surprisingly enjoyable to drive
Like most seven seaters, the Grand C-Max has room for adults in its third row, as long as they're not especially tall and the people sitting in front are prepared to slide their seats forward a bit. Where it differs is in having a second row that's comprised of two proper seats and a smaller central jump seat; its rivals all have three similar-sized seats. The advantage of Ford's system is that it allows the central seat to be folded away when it's not needed. You […]Read Full Article
Nearly one third of American families struggle to provide enough diapers for their infants.
With no federal programs that assist families with buying diapers, low-income families can be left without many options. The White House is trying to expand those options by partnering with several organizations including Covenant House, a youth homeless shelter, to make diapers more available and affordable to families who need them. Covenant House will now be able to resupply its diaper stock in two days instead of a week, and they can buy double the amount of diapers for the same amount of money, lowering the cost for families in the […]Read Full Article
The capture of the key suspect promises to lead to an unprecedented insight into the terror group's workings
With Salah Abdeslam possibly set to appear before a judge in Brussels as early as Saturday, the key issue will be the extradition of the 26-year-old alleged extremist to France. President François Hollande has already said French authorities will request that Abdeslam stands trial in the city where he is suspected of having helped the men who killed 130 people in shootings at bars, restaurants and at the Bataclan concert hall. According to the French newspaper Le Monde Abdeslam, a French national who grew up in Brussels, will almost certainly appear before […]Read Full Article
This classic magazine is going digital in a big way
This doesn't mean, however, that the magazine will be going away. Johnson sees the app as a complement to the printed product, and as a way to expand the visibility of Highlights' audience. And, he said, he hopes parents worried about how much screen time their kids get will be encouraged by the option to present their tech-obsessed kids with higher-quality stories, videos and games designed by a company that's been trying to spark kids' creativity for decades. "The quality matters, […]Read Full Article
Instead of fighting endless losing battles over sexual identity, we need a new traditionalism, one fueled by love and contact with the transcendent.
The recent fight over transgender bathrooms represents the reductio ad absurdum of the culture war. We argue about cultural and moral matters in the first place because we care about our characters and the characters of our children. We understand that a free society requires individuals who are capable of handling that freedom - people who can be counted on to play their social roles as caring parents, responsible workers and dependable neighbors. Further, we know that this sort of character formation can't be done just individually. It's carried out in families […]Read Full Article
What will Valentino look like now that Pierpaolo Piccioli is on his own? Can Demna Gvasalia repeat his success at Balenciaga? And other vital questions.
A handful of big names come out Sunday, for one of the biggest back-to-back days since the start of Paris Fashion Week. And as a bonus, it's Sunday - so no traffic! Here's what to look for: • A new (and not-so-new) Valentino. Pierpaolo Piccioli is the new creative director of Valentino - and also the old creative director of Valentino. For years, Mr. Piccioli split the job with Maria Grazia Chiuri, with whom he worked for a long […]Read Full Article
Typhoon Nock-Ten, called Typhoon Nina in the Philippines, forecast to strengthen into category four typhoon before making landfall
A severe typhoon is expected to hit the Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing strong winds, floods and storm surges to the disaster-prone country. Typhoon Nock-Ten, called Typhoon Nina in the Philippines, is forecast to strengthen into a category four typhoon before making landfall on Sunday, local time. On Saturday morning, the typhoon was east of the Philippines, approaching it at about 20 km/hour. Sustained wind speeds near the centre were 180km/hour, with gusts as high as 250km/hour, making […]Read Full Article
Hit the road instead of the books. Inexpensive ways students can travel the world, learn a different language or experience a new culture - in 90 seconds.
Learning about new places and experiencing different cultures are all part of a well-rounded education that students can't get by just hitting the books. But students who do their homework on a mid-term trip quickly realise that even quick holidays to other regions can be expensive. Fortunately, there are some new ways to get off campus without draining the budget for books and meals. Click 'play' to learn about travel sites that offer flight deals specifically for students, and where to find free, downloadable city guides, […]Read Full Article
Wonder: Piers Gough's public toilet, Westbourne Grove, London Blunder: Automatic public toilets
Wonder: Piers Gough's public toilet, Westbourne Grove, London This is the 150th year of the public toilet - the first was in Fleet Street. It's amazing that there are now so few in this country: only one per 8,000 people. Piers Gough's loos reinvent the way they are used and perceived. They have been built with flair and imagination, and contain references to Gaudi, Soane and Lutyens. They are frivolous but also done with serious intent. I also like the fact that the toilet shares its […]Read Full Article
Chester Gorman, the archeologist whose diggings in Thailand cast doubt on theories that civilization first sprang from the rich crescent of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley, died Sunday at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. He was 43 years old and a resident of that city. Dr. Gorman was suffering from cancer, an illness that prevented him from returning this year to the American-Thai excavations that produced evidence of the world's earliest agricultural and Bronze Age society.
The find caused Dr. Froelich Rainey, now Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and then director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, to journey to Thailand for a look. Dr. Rainey also recruited Dr. Gorman for the Philadelphia institution, which he joined in 1974. That year, Dr. Gorman teamed up with Pisit Charoenwongsa, curator of the National Museum in Bangkok, as co-directors of the Ban Chiang project, a joint effort by the Thai Museum and the University of Pennsylvania. Together, they unearthed numerous additional artifacts in the region, […]Read Full Article
A new report from investing app SigFig details the demographics benefits of investing in vice stocks: tobacco, alcohol, gambling and marijuana.
It can pay to take a ride on the wild side, at least when investing. A new report out from investment app SigFig digs into the demographics behind so-called sin stocks: Investing in the likes of cigarette companies, breweries, casinos and marijuana. It turns out investing in sin can be lucrative. One in eight investors have bought into sin stocks, according to the report, with 7 percent of investors buying into tobacco companies. Over 2 percent of investors have support marijuana companies; while just under 2 percent […]Read Full Article
The company said it may appeal the decision.
Walmart has been ordered to pay $188 million over claims by employees that the company regularly cut their breaks for meals and rest. The payment would be a settlement for a class-action lawsuit that went all the way to the Pennsylvania Supereme Court. The ruling would hurt Walmart's earnings, the company said, by reducing its profits from continuing operations by 6 cents per share. Wal-Mart said it may appeal the decision. The lawsuit involved 187,000 Pennsylvania-based Walmart employees. They worked at the retailer between 1998 […]Read Full Article
Labyrinthine cobbled streets, medieval churches, ancient fortresses, all surrounded by fortified walls and towers - if you could think up a stage set for "Game of Thrones," Girona would be it. And …
Wonder how the spa experience was back in 1194? This ancient example doesn't look too different from today's European spas: there's a dressing area, cold and warm rooms pools, massage rooms and a steam room. Restored to look much as it would have in the 12th century, the building is called the Arab baths (though they were built by a Spanish king) because of its Moorish architectural elements. In the old city, leading up to the 17th-century convent of Sant Marti, is this picturesque […]Read Full Article
He's dangled from a helicopter over the Statue of Liberty, walked above Lincoln Center on a high wire - and even played guest guitar with Cheap Trick. But the scariest thing Bello Nock says he's do…
This is also about true love - from every viewpoint: between a man and a woman, a father and son, and a grandfather and son. I spoke to Cary Elwes, who played the prince, when I was sitting on a chair on a high wire in Times Square for eight hours doing interviews without stopping - no bathroom breaks, nothing. And then Cary Elwes called in. Talk about distractions! He's one of my favorites, and though we're in completely different parts of the show-business universe […]Read Full Article
Dr. Halstead faces trouble for acting against a patient's wishes; a famous surgeon takes Dr. Rhodes under his wing.
Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) puts both his career and the hospital in jeopardy after he revives a patient with a do-not-resuscitate order. His actions also cause an immediate rift in his relationship with Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto), who was strongly against his decision. Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) informs Dr. Halstead that his actions were unacceptable - and that his future at Med may be on the line. Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) treats a patient with bipolar disorder, and later comes to a disagreement […]Read Full Article
Shutterstock Depending on your situation, news that your job description is changing can be good news or cause for alarm. If management is taking respon
If, on the other hand, you're experiencing a demotion, take it as an opportunity to learn and try to improve. Or, take it as a sign that it's time to move on and make plans accordingly. Regardless of how your responsibilities have changed, it can be difficult if you weren't prepared and if you aren't being paid to do the job you're delivering. Keep close tabs on what you are doing and keep an ear to the ground to make sure you know what to expect as […]Read Full Article
And a bunch of games that can be played on both Windows 10 and the gaming machine.
Microsoft has a new video game console that it hopes will win the hearts of gamers. The new Xbox One S is essentially a smaller version of Microsoft's Xbox One Console, Microsoft said on Monday in Los Angeles during the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. The device, which costs $300, will be available in August. Microsoft msft said it is 40% smaller than the Xbox One console and will support high resolution technologies like 4K video and high-dynamic-range imaging. The Xbox One S will […]Read Full Article
The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode One: All That Remains takes place several months after the events of The Walking Dead: Season One - Episode Five: No Time Left. You play the entire epi
Throughout the course of the game, players will have to make decisions that affect their experience to varying degrees. This guide is intended to help players navigate their way to the conclusion of Episode One while largely making their own decisions. Because All That Remains is so heavily driven by story, be warned that All That Remains takes place several months after the conclusion of Season One. You're now playing as Clementine. As you make your way towards the abandoned gas station with Omid and Christa, they ask you what to name […]Read Full Article
Windows users will have to access TweetDeck from their browsers.
Twitter will not longer support a Windows version of its popular TweetDeck app. The social messaging company said in a blog post on Thursday that it will "no longer support a standalone Windows app" of TweetDeck as of April 15. Twitter said it will end support of the Windows TweetDeck app in order to "better focus on enhancing your TweetDeck experience," but it did not elaborate in more detail. Get Data Sheet, Fortune's technology newsletter. The TweetDeck app lets users view multiple Twitter twtr feeds in one single pane […]Read Full Article
Accused of taking payment from an online game maker, the official, Jin Kyung-joon, is the most senior Korean prosecutor ever arrested while in office.
In recent years, movies featuring prosecutors kowtowing to business tycoons have become box-office hits. In last year's "Government at a Glance" report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, South Korea ranked 38th among 42 nations surveyed on citizens' confidence in their judiciary systems. Since May, a retired senior prosecutor and a former judge have been arrested on charges that they collected millions of dollars from businessmen who were on trial, promising to get them lenient treatment by using connections with former colleagues still on the bench […]Read Full Article
Shopping expert Lisa Lee Freeman explains how to get great deals.
Shopping expert Lisa Lee Freeman has some great smartphone apps that can help you save money when you're out shopping. For general coupons on everyday items, there's the Coupon Sherpa app, which allows you to search for store coupons while you're standing in the checkout line. ShopSavvy allows you to find out where a certain item is sold for the least amount. This can help you negotiate prices when you're in a store. Target and WalMart customers, take note: Each store has a proprietary app that lists big […]Read Full Article
Four teenagers are injured, two of them seriously, after a vehicle leaves the road and hits a tree in Glasgow.
Four teenagers were injured, two of them seriously, after a vehicle left the road and hit a tree in Glasgow. The incident took place on Gartloch Road, between Easterhouse and Gartcosh, at about 16:45 on Saturday. A 17-year-old male passenger was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious head injuries. His condition was described as critical. The male driver, also 17, was in a stable condition in Monklands District General Hospital. A 19-year-old back seat passenger, who suffered injuries to his foot, […]Read Full Article
I am - Why the default hashtag to show empathy after tragic events has resurfaced online again following the killing of a priest in France.
The killing of a priest in an attack on a church has horrified France - and many people have been sharing Christian imagery in a show of solidarity and sympathy. In what has become a sadly familiar response to terror attacks in Europe, people used social media to express their shock and outrage. But this time the emotional memes and hashtags also reflected the fact that a church was the target of an attack and an 84-year-old priest, Fr Jacques Hamel, was the victim. The "I am" hashtag has become […]Read Full Article
Maintenance staff have taken industrial action at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital, citing job security concerns.
Maintenance staff at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital have taken industrial action, citing ongoing concerns over job security. A group of 25 building and engineering maintenance staff walked off the job at 8am on Tuesday, saying management must address the ongoing use of external labour hire companies. Electrical Trades Union organiser Brenton Muller says ward closures could result from the industrial action, but says managers are to blame for failing to respond to staff concerns. Mr Muller said they'd shown a lack of commitment to resolve the issues, and workers had […]Read Full Article
Tom Abell hits his first one-day century as Somerset beat Sussex to secure a home quarter-final in the One-Day Cup.
Somerset secured a home One-Day Cup quarter-final after a 10-run win over bottom side Sussex at Taunton. Tom Abell's 106 off 117 balls, his first-ever one-day century, rescued the hosts' innings which ended on 237, while Sussex's Jofra Archer took 5-42. But Sussex, who have won just once in the competition, failed to recover from a poor start and regularly lost wickets as two batsmen top-scored with 39. Tim Groenewald took 3-30 for Somerset, […]Read Full Article
Andy Murray, the in-form favourite to win Wimbledon, has revealed how a little-known "
Murray, 29, confirmed in a question from The Telegraph that he has resorted to yoga-style exercises, like the footballer Ryan Giggs did, in a bid to extend his career. He said: "Yeah, that was something I started doing a lot more of when I had my back surgery. Really that was sort of the time. I can't afford any more surgeries like this. I need to start looking after my body much, much better than what I was. "I used to train extremely […]Read Full Article
A Melbourne woman who allegedly killed a father whose car was parked in an emergency lane will face court on Tuesday.
A Melbourne woman released on bail after she allegedly killed a father-of-three by dangerous driving is due back in court. Tara Brennan, 27, of Altona Meadows, is facing a charge of dangerous driving causing death over the fatal crash in May. She is accused of killing Alan Dunlop when she drove into another vehicle parked in the emergency lane of the Western Ring Road. Brennan cried throughout her first court appearance earlier this year before being released on bail. Mr Dunlop's family said at the time they were disgusted […]Read Full Article
National Park Service, deferred maintenance backlog, underfunding by Congress, increasing demand,
Shawn Regan's "National Parks: Lost in the Wilds of Neglect" (op-ed, April 25) fails to note that the underlying reason our parks have a repair backlog is because Congress hasn't been giving parks the level of support they need. The Park Service budget has been insufficient for years, leaving necessary repairs undone and ranger positions unfilled just as the parks are expecting a surge in visitors during the National Park Service's centennial this year. We agree that there is a role for private dollars and other innovative […]Read Full Article
The Defence department is reviewing call out powers for the Army which may result in special forces intervening in terrorist hostage situations on home soil.
Army special forces may get the nod to storm terrorist hostage situations on home soil. The proposal is part of a Defence department secret review of military call out powers, The Australian reports. It comes two years after the 17 hour deadly Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney, which ended with the deaths of hostages Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson as well as gunman Man Haron Monis. […]Read Full Article
An Adelaide couple has been found guilty of intentionally burning the woman's former boyfriend and another man in 2013.
An Adelaide couple has been found guilty of dousing the woman's ex-boyfriend and another man in petrol and setting them alight. A District Court jury on Tuesday unanimously found Kerry Leanne Ross and Ben Corey Woodhardt guilty of burning the two men while they were in a car at suburban Davoren Park in 2013. Ross and Woodhardt, both 29, were each charged with one count of aggravated causing serious harm and one count of aggravated causing harm. They had denied the allegations and will return to court in October for sentencing submissions […]Read Full Article
Police are investigating after a woman's body was found in a Potts Point home early on Thursday morning.
A 42-year-old man has been charged over the murder of a woman following a domestic incident at a Sydney home. Police discovered the 35-year-old woman's body at a Potts Point residence, in the city's eastern suburbs, when they followed up on a call about concerns for her welfare on Thursday morning. It's alleged she suffered multiple stab wounds. The woman's father reportedly called police from overseas after the 41-year-old man had contacted him. "It is alleged that the son-in-law […]Read Full Article
A man is on the run after allegedly groping a woman in a Melbourne shopping centre then hitting her over the head when she pushed him away with a basket.
Police are appealing for help to catch a man who struck a woman over the head with a bottle after sexually assaulting her twice in a Melbourne shopping centre. Described as balding and with missing teeth, the alleged offender grabbed the 38-year-old's bottom while following her into a Preston shopping centre and then grabbing her breast in a supermarket last Friday. They say the man, aged in his 40s, hit the woman after she pushed him away with a basket and before fleeing the store, flagging down a car and being […]Read Full Article
Police are awaiting a toxicology report which should have more information about the deaths of a family of four in Sydney's north, potentially by gassing.
Police investigating the apparent murder-suicide of a family of four in Sydney's north are expecting more information to be revealed in toxicology reports. The bodies of Fernando Manrique, 44, Maria Lutz, 43, and their autistic children, 11-year-old Elisa and 10-year-old Martin, were found in their home in Davidson on Monday. Police said on Tuesday they were investigating whether the family was gassed, with toxicology reports imminent. A dog was also found dead in the house, with all family members appearing uninjured, […]Read Full Article
Australian companies will learn how they can benefit from construction of the defence force's next warships through a national roadshow.
Australian businesses will learn how they may join the supply chain for the defence force's next warships through a roadshow touring the country. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne launched the roadshow in Adelaide on Monday, which will go on to host briefings in capital cities around Australia until mid-December. Construction on 12 offshore patrol vessels will start in Adelaide in 2018 while the build of nine anti-submarine warfare frigates will begin in the city by 2020. […]Read Full Article
Two people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a Sydney factory.
Two men have been taken to hospital as firefighters continue to battle a huge blaze at a car wrecking yard in Sydney's southwest. Several homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out on Mavis Street in Revesby about 11am on Saturday, a police spokeswoman says. One man has been treated for minor burns and taken to Liverpool Hospital and another man has been taken to Bankstown Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, she said. Motorists are being urged to avoid the area. […]Read Full Article
For three years Rosalie Martin has been using her expertise as a speech pathologist to help convicted criminals learn to read.
A speech pathologist who helps inmates learn to read has been named 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year. Hobart woman Rosalie Martin was on Friday announced overall winner among four categories and will represent the island state at the national Australia Day awards. For three years Ms Martin has volunteered at Hobart's Risdon Prison, working with convicted criminals, some who have learned to read within months. She has designed a program using her skills in language and speech sounds to uncover hidden literacy problems. In private practice, Ms Martin specialises in services […]Read Full Article