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|Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: Report
The man suspected of murdering Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old college student from Orange County, California, told police he believed the victim had been hitting on him, according to a court document obtained by a local newspaper.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 6:14 PM
|Zinke Pushes Two-Thirds Of National Park Service Advisory Panel To Resign
Most of the members of the National Park Service Advisory Board have tendered their resignation over frustrations with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, The Washington Post reports.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 8:15 PM
|Torture investigation launched after 13 believed held captive in California home
Authorities launched an investigation into alleged torture and child endangerment after multiple children were discovered bound, shackled and malnourished.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 12:50 PM
|President Trump under fire after appearing to hog umbrella from Melania Trump and Barron
President Donald Trump is facing a deluge of criticism after appearing to keep an umbrella to himself while leaving his wife and son to brave the elements.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 11:28 AM
|Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family
It’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 9:53 PM
|12,000 flee as lava oozes from Philippine volcano
Thousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Monday in what volcanologists described as a "quiet eruption", warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion within days. Lava was slowly flowing out of the Mayon volcano's crater along with a spectacular 1,000-metre (3,280-foot) ash plume rising into the sky, the nation's volcanology institute said. It may escalate into a hazardous eruption," Paul Alanis, science research specialist at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), told AFP.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 2:30 AM
|Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)
The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71’s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 7:30 PM
|Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purge
The luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The some 200 detainees occupied half the hotel's 492 rooms. The rest was closed to business. The hotel's website now accepts bookings from Feb. 14, quoting a nightly rate for its cheapest room of 2,439 riyals (£480). Saudi authorities have said they expect the vast majority of suspects to agree to financial settlements of charges against them, and that Riyadh hopes to recover about $100 billion of illicit funds. A small number are expected to be prosecuted. Construction giant Saudi Binladin Group said on Saturday that some of its shareholders might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities. Chairman Bakr Bin Laden and several family members were detained in the crackdown. In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved paying more than $1 billion, according to a Saudi official. Another top businessman who has been held at the Ritz-Carlton is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding. A Saudi official said this week that he was negotiating a possible settlement but so far had not agreed on terms. It has been rumoured, Mr Talal, one of the world’s richest men, could be forced to pay as much as $7bn. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a massive political and economic shake-up, marked by the sudden appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June. The 32-year-old son of the king has spearheaded the unprecedented crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family, as he consolidates his grip on power in the kingdom.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 2:22 PM
|Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom says
A New York woman claims her 15-year-old son was fatally shot over an iPhone by one of his own friends.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 10:31 AM
|Mormon Church Confirms New Leader In Live Broadcast
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has officially named Russell M. Nelson as its 17th president.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 7:18 PM