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2019-08-21, 15:01

How to cook the perfect pavlova – recipe | Felicity Cloake This classic dessert adapts to whatever you fancy – fresh fruit, yoghurt, whipped cream or even coffee on your meringueStalwart of a thousand summer lunch parties, the pavlova, a magnificent billowing cloud of cream and meringue and seasonal fruit, is named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, ...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Turkfest: Ireland's little festival with a big heart – a photo essay Every summer, the population of Inishturk, an island off Ireland’s west coast, swells to five times its normal size – when it opens its doors to 200 Turkfest revellersInishturk is an island nine miles off the coast of County Mayo in west Ireland, midway between Clare Island and Inishbofin. It is jus...
2019-08-21, 15:00

G7 and fashion houses join forces to make clothes more sustainable Climate crisis pushes retailers to reduce their impact on the environmentThere have been few fashion statements over the years at G7 summits (dress code: world leader suit, sensible shoes).But this year, G7 leaders will be joined by more than 20 fashion retailers and brands, including the owner of G...
2019-08-21, 15:00

The new rules of socks: novelty ones are out – but yes you can wear them with sandals Socks are the new fashion statement, but are white ones in? Is cotton best? And should they always be pulled up? Here is the long and short of itYou may have noticed that socks aren’t what they used to be. Think back: for a long time socks were just something you used to cover your feet. Possibly bl...
2019-08-21, 15:00

'We feel helpless': Hong Kong family voice fears for detained UK consulate worker Rally to be held in Hong Kong after news of Simon Cheng’s detention on mainland ChinaThe family of a UK consulate worker detained in mainland China during a trip from Hong Kong nearly two weeks ago have voiced their fears for his safety, saying they “feel very helpless”.Their comments came shortly b...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Man arrested in Madrid accused of upskirting more than 500 women Police say they caught him filming on Metro after allegedly uploading videos for a yearPolice in Madrid have arrested a man accused of filming the intimate parts of more than 500 women without their consent while they travelled on the Metro.The accused made the videos, a practice known as upskirting...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Edinburgh fringe 'must do more' to tackle sexual harassment Call comes as Equity union is inundated with complaints from acts appearing at festivalThe Edinburgh festival fringe has an “appalling” record of sexual harassment and assault, according to a leading union and a workers’ organisation, which say employers at the event do not take the issue seriously ...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Kashmir: suspected militant killed in Indian security operation Incident is believed to be first clash with insurgents since revocation of special statusA suspected militant and a police officer have been killed in a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir in what is believed to be the first clash with insurgents since the revocation of the territory’s special...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Brexit: Boris Johnson prepares to visit Berlin as minister struggles to defend his 'collaboration' jibe - live news Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.23pm BST As the anti-Brexit campaign group, Led By Donkeys, has been pointing out this month, Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister in charge of no-deal Brexit planning, has in the past admitted that no deal would be undesirab...
2019-08-21, 15:00

US briefing: Trump's antisemitic trope, mass shootings and Venezuela Wednesday’s top story: president accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘disloyalty’. Plus, inside the Mississippi prison known as ‘gangland’Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
2019-08-21, 15:00

Angel Has Fallen review – Gerard Butler's pyrotechnics fizzle out In the latest overblown and underpowered instalment of the Fallen franchise, Butler’s beleaguered secret service agent goes on the run after being framed, seeking out estranged and unintelligible dad Nick Nolte Is Gerard Butler hellbent on remaking every last action movie of the 90s? The thought aro...
2019-08-21, 15:00

For sale: Jack Nicholson's Shining axe and Samuel L Jackson's lightsaber Film fanatics have a chance to buy up pieces of Hollywood history as memorabilia from blockbuster movies goes under the hammerFilm fans will be able to acquire pieces of Hollywood history as memorabilia from the world’s most famous movies is sold at auction.Roman general armour worn by Russell Crowe...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Chillwave: a momentary microgenre that ushered in the age of nostalgia In a summer riven by financial meltdown, a niche trend for lo-fi retro pop couldn’t have seemed more trivial. Yet it was the first sign of a generation fleeing into past to escape a bleak futureWhen I think of the so-called “summer of chillwave”, I remember sitting at a desk in a giant office in mid...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Yes, contemporary capitalism can be compatible with liberal democracy | William Arthur Galston Changes in capitalism’s structure have moved faster than the policies required to domesticate them, and liberal democratic governments are scrambling to catch upIs contemporary capitalism compatible with liberal democracy? The glib answer, though not wrong, is that it had better be. There are no kno...
2019-08-21, 15:00

We can't trust police to protect us from racist violence. They contribute to it | Rashad Robinson White nationalists pervade law enforcement. Fighting far right violence means continuing our fight for police accountabilityAs mass violence continues, many of us have become rightly afraid for the people we love. We want justice, but we also want protection.So what are the solutions we’re hearing a...
2019-08-21, 15:00

America faces a colossal college dropout problem. Here's what to do about it | David Kirp Foster kids are often consigned to remedial classes because of weak preparation, reducing their chances of graduating – but some schools are rewriting this scriptThis is a bad news, good news story.The bad news is that undergraduates are dropping out in droves. Forty percent of freshmen attending pu...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Spider-Man out of Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney split with Sony Sony expresses disappointment over push by Disney – the parent company of Marvel – for greater shareSony Pictures, the studio that owns the rights to comic book character Spider-Man, has spoken out about the split with Disney that will see the webslinger booted out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.A...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Succession's Kieran Culkin on villainy, Home Alone – and Michael Jackson The former child star is having a ball as foul-mouthed Roman Roy in HBO’s compulsive dynasty drama. So why did it take him 29 years to enjoy his job? ‘I’m enjoying the fuck out of my job!” Kieran Culkin announces, with the same foul-mouthed ebullience one might expect from his character in Successio...
2019-08-21, 15:00

UK government borrowing misses targets; historic German bond sale - business live UK borrowing is rising faster than expected this year, as government spending outpaces incomeLatest: UK surplus weaker than hopedSurplus of £1.3bn in July misses forecast of £2.7bnJuly should be a strong month for tax receiptsUK has borrowed £6bn more this year already 1.36pm BST Technically, the Ge...
2019-08-21, 15:00

March for Our Lives unveils sweeping gun reform agenda: 'The time is now' Student activists call for 30% reduction in civilian firearms and mandatory buyback programMarch for Our Lives, the organization created by survivors of the February 2018 mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, released an audacious policy agenda calling fo...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Trump shocks Danes by cancelling state visit over Greenland rebuff US president calls off Denmark trip after Danish PM labelled his idea of buying territory ‘absurd’Danes have expressed shock and disbelief over Donald Trump’s cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.The US president’s proposal a...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Venice fines architect $86K for tourist-unfriendly bridge Venice, Italy, has fined Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava €78,000 ($86,000) for what the city deemed as design flaws on the Constitution Bridge that spans the Grand Canal....
2019-08-21, 15:00

Maxx Force launch coaster: 0 to 78 mph in less than 2 seconds To achieve maximum speed on most roller coasters, you slowly pull out of the loading station and ascend to the crest of that first hill with the assist of a chain lift -- and then take a dramatic first drop....
2019-08-21, 15:00

'He truly was there': Nebraska photographer helps teen honor fallen Army father in senior photos Photographer Susanne Beckmann shared photos of Julia Yllescas that were edited to include her Army father who was killed in Afghanistan.        ...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Netflix Adds a New Section to Showcase Upcoming Titles Netflix is rolling out a new section in its app for TV-based devices, giving users trailers of content that is set to release soon, as well as letting users set reminders....
2019-08-21, 15:00

Amazon's Two-Day Sale Brings Deals on Tech Products in India Amazon is running a two-day sale titled Best of Tech on August 21 and August 22. The sale includes discounts and flash sales on a bunch of electronics products in India....
2019-08-21, 15:00

Grammarly Keyboard App Now Suggests Synonyms on the Fly The latest update for the Grammarly keyboard app brings support for synonyms. The update is live for download on Android's Google Play Store and Apple's App Store....
2019-08-21, 15:00

Huawei to Unveil Its Nova 5T Smartphone on August 25 Huawei is getting ready to introduce a new smartphone in its Nova lineup. The company's Malaysia unit on Tuesday teased the global announcement of the new Huawei Nova 5T smartphone....
2019-08-21, 15:00

'Internet Language' Creates Community - and Creates Division If I started a sentence with "Ermahgerd," misspelled "the" as "teh" or dropped a "1" in a string of exclamation points, and that sentence made sense to you - congratulations: You're an Internet......
2019-08-21, 15:00

Facebook Confirms Hiring Journalists to Curate Its News Tab Facebook on Tuesday confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user's experience....
2019-08-21, 15:00

MoviePass User Records Said to Have Been Exposed on Public Server MoviePass has reportedly exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers and personal credit cards because a critical server was not protected with a password....
2019-08-21, 15:00

Marc Maron has some thoughts about newbie Conan O'Brien being named a podcasting pioneer Look, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend is a really good podcast, okay? All 30-plus episodes of the late-night legend’s first foray into the “no makeup, no hair” world of online celebrity chit-chat are genuinely funny, thoughtful, and filed with the sort of loose, faux-fraught banter (among Conan, assist...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Stan by your man: 15 depictions of obsessive fandom The third single from The Marshall Mathers LP earned Eminem some of the highest praise of his career, but back when “Stan” was grabbing VMA nominations and giving a three-year-old Dido single a piggyback ride up the charts, who would’ve guessed the song’s lasting legacy would be lexicographical? “St...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Texas shale towns grapple with growth as oil-bust fears fade In west Texas, the center of the U.S. oil boom, about 3,800 students at Permian High School are crammed into a campus designed for 2,500, with 20 portable buildings to help with the overflow....
2019-08-21, 15:00

Target Extends Growth Streak With Strong Sales and Profit Target’s sales and profit rose in the second quarter, extending the retailer’s growth streak as investments in its stores, merchandise and digital capabilities continue to pay off....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Retail Divide Widens as Shoppers Seek Value and Convenience Americans are value-conscious these days, and retailers offering good deals are gaining share at the expense of peers that have been slow to innovate....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Toll Brothers profit beat is clouded by weakness in orders Toll Brothers reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on higher home prices, but its shares fell as orders declined, hinting at weaker demand for new homes....
2019-08-21, 14:39

ISIS replacing Taliban as biggest threat to peace in Afghanistan while rebounding in Iraq and Syria THE VIRULENCE OF ISIS: A pair of congressionally mandated Pentagon reports out this month paint a sobering picture of brutal Islamic State fighters who have been disrupted but not defeated and are on the rise in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Mop up duty: Position players pitching This MLB season has seen a record number of position players taking the mound. A look at some of those who did.       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs Analysis: College coaches aren't so hesitant anymore about relying on freshman quarterbacks early in season       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Lamb, Escobar deliver big hits, D-backs beat Rockies 8-7 Pinch-hitter Jake Lamb had a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Lego celebrates Loyola's Sister Jean with look-a-like statue Lego is honoring Loyola University's Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt for her 100th birthday with a look-a-like statue made of more than 10,000 plastic bricks       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Green Bay WR Moore cited for driving too fast after crash Green Bay Packers wide receiver J'Mon Moore was cited for driving too fast for conditions after he lost control of his car and crashed into a pickup truck       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird wants mural changed Former NBA star Larry Bird wants artist to remove certain tattoos from a painting of him on an Indianapolis building       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Franck Ribery signs for Fiorentina on free transfer Franck Ribery has joined Italian club Fiorentina in another big signing for a team under new American ownership       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

'Less pie left': Cowboys send message with Jaylon Smith extension The Cowboys sent a message to Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper with the Jaylon Smith's extension. "Less pie left," Jerry Jones said.       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Opinion: More than ever, Eagles need Carson Wentz to find a way to stay on the field With Nick Foles gone and the Eagles' quarterback depth thinning out, Carson Wentz is under more pressure than ever to stay healthy.       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Who are the highest paid NFL players? Seahawks QB Russell Wilson leads list Fifty-six NFL players now make at least $15 million a season in average annual salary. A lot of them are quarterbacks.       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Garbage time, all the time: MLB sees historic spike in position players pitching While home runs fly at a record rate and pitchers aren't going deep into games, MLB has seen a record number of position players taking the mound.       ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Is this the new classic engagement ring? Trends are straying well away from tradition when it comes to engagement rings, here jewellery designer and expert Kate Baxter shares the shapes and styles to know in 2019 and beyond...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Iranian supertanker sought by US is leased to Revolutionary Guard in apparent act of defiance: report The Iran-flagged supertanker that left port in Gibraltar has reportedly been leased out to the country's Revolutionary Guards, which is seen as an apparent show of defiance to the U.S. that tried to seize the vessel because of its ties to the elite group designated by the Trump administration a terr...
2019-08-21, 14:39

'Missing' British Hong Kong consulate employee detained in China for violating 'public order': officials The British consulate employee in Hong Kong that was reported missing after making a business trip to mainland China has been detained for 15 days after he allegedly violated public order, Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday. ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

'Saved by the Bell' turns 30: Where the cast is now It's been 30 years since we fell in love with the cast of "Saved by the Bell' – including Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.        ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

'America's Got Talent': Comedian Ryan Niemiller snaps Simon Cowell's brutal mean streak Simon Cowell lived up to his grouchy reputation during Tuesday's episode of "America's Got Talent" by slamming many acts for not upping the ante.        ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

Johnson courts Merkel after EU snubs backstop alternatives Boris Johnson will meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this afternoon, just a day after she added her voice to EU scepticism about his "alternative arrangements" to the Irish backstop....
2019-08-21, 14:39

HS2 rail link could be terminated as review announced The future of HS2 has been thrown into doubt after it was revealed that an independent review will consider whether and how the £55bn project should continue....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Clean-up ‘well-advanced’ after gas pipeline leak into tributary of Beaverlodge River: CNRL One week after a natural gas pipeline leaked, partly into a tributary of the Beaverlodge River in northwestern Alberta, "clean-up activities are well advanced," according to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Traders Bet on Falling Volatility Stock volatility has receded in recent days, and some investors have bet the tranquility will persist. Leveraged funds like hedge funds recently increased bearish wagers on futures linked to the Cboe Volatility Index, a measure of market turbulence, to the highest level since September....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Goldman Pursues Majority Stake in Its China Venture Goldman Sachs has applied with Chinese regulators to take a majority stake in an investment-banking joint venture, the most recent move by a foreign company to tap the nation’s vast financial sector....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Slowing Buybacks Remove Pillar of Stock Market U.S. corporations are repurchasing their own shares at the slowest pace in 18 months, a potential sign of more volatility as the buyback bonanza from the corporate tax overhaul wanes....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Mortgage Market Reopens to Risky Borrowers More than a decade after the financial crisis, home buyers with low credit scores or high debt levels as well as those lacking traditional employment are finding it easier to obtain credit....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Germany for First Time Sells 30-Year Bonds With Negative Yields In an unprecedented move, Germany sold 30-year bonds at a negative yield, another sign of how investors’ desperation for safe assets is inflating their value....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Global Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed Minutes Global stocks gained after investors welcomed possible political changes in Italy and after President Trump said he was weighing measures to boost the world’s largest economy....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Strong Demand for Bank Bonds Allays Fears From Sinking Shares The relatively strong performance of bank bonds is sending an encouraging signal at a time when financial stocks are under pressure from recession fears....
2019-08-21, 14:39

Record-breaking 20 qubits entangle to make “Schrödinger’s cat” in the lab Enlarge / In quantum computing, a cat state is a quantum state composed of two diametrically opposed conditions simultaneously. Physicists have succeeded in placing 20 entangled quantum bits in such a state of superposition. (credit: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Annette Stettien) Schrödinger's cat is ...
2019-08-21, 14:39

| Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo's South Kivu, health authorities have said, the second person to succumb to the virus since the epidemic spread to the eastern province....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| Foreigners arrested with ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence - lawyers A military court in Cameroon has handed down life sentences to the head of the country's anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, and nine of his followers, lawyers said....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| Zimbabwe bans third opposition protest Zimbabwean police have outlawed anti-government protests that had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Gweru, the country's third largest city, the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change has said....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| Sudan forms sovereign council to lead transition: spokesperson Sudan's generals and opposition alliance on have formed a sovereign council that will head the country during its three-year transition to civilian rule, a spokesperson has said....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Harvey Weinstein wants to move trial out of NYC NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul’s upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can’t get a fair trial. In a longshot motion filed with the state appellate court on Friday, attorney Arthur Aidala suggested the tria...
2019-08-21, 14:13

Serious injury motorcycle collision on east side turns fatal TUCSON- A serious-injury collision involving a motorcyclist on the east side has turned fatal, according to Tucson Police Department. The intersection of Golf Links and Kolb was closed for a few hours Monday, as Tucson Police investigated a serious-injury collision involving a motorcycle. The roadwa...
2019-08-21, 14:13

UA students carjacked at gunpoint, speak out TUCSON – A boyfriend and girlfriend just moved into their University of Arizona apartments. A date night that was supposed to be fun, turned into a nightmare at gunpoint. “I normally park my car across the street because there is free parking there and the garages are open for free on th...
2019-08-21, 14:13

Jury deliberates in murder trial of toddler TUCSON- Closing arguments wrapped up Tuesday in the trial of a man charged in the death of his son. The jury is deliberating three separate counts including first-degree murder. Martin Barreras is facing child abuse and first-degree murder charges in the death of his son Roman. Last month, his wife ...
2019-08-21, 14:13

The summer sizzle and the slumbering storms TUCSON – The narrative has been the same weather wise across SE Arizona for much of the summer: hot and dry. Tuesday in Tucson proved no different as storms were absent and temperatures were high. High enough to tie for the second hottest day so far in this blistering summer at 109 degrees. T...
2019-08-21, 14:13

DIGGING DEEPER: Federal law enforcement agencies failing to cooperate TUCSON – Right now, the southwest border is ground zero in the fight against illegal immigration. Drugs and human smuggling are just a few of the things law enforcement is dealing with on a daily basis. Now, more than ever, it is critical that federal agencies work together to guard against po...
2019-08-21, 14:13

Celebrating 244 years of Tucson TUCSON – Tucson celebrated turning 244 on Tuesday, August 20. The birthday celebration was held at The Presidio San Agustin Museum. The Presidio is considered the place where modern-day Tucson was created. “It reminds us that we are all Tucsonans,” said Amy Hartmann Gordon, the Dir...
2019-08-21, 14:13

A Florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a kinkajou, an exotic animal native to Central and South America (WPTV)  A Florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a kinkajou, an exotic animal usually found in Central and South America. Michael Litersky said the animal showed up on his doorstep on July 24th, so he left some watermelon out for the kinkajou to eat. The next morning while Litersky was try...
2019-08-21, 14:13

Albuquerque churchgoers are worried their community is the target (KOB)  An LGBTQ church in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been vandalized six times in the past two weeks and churchgoers are worried their community is the target. “Really the first time, I thought, oh, maybe it was just a mistake or, you know, some kids playing around,” said churchgoer  An...
2019-08-21, 14:13

Gun safety groups push for Red Flag laws TUCSON -Kelley Ireland is a volunteer with Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. After the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton OH, Moms Demand Action is calling for Red Flag laws across the country. “If we had Red Flag laws those shootings may not have occurred,” Ireland said...
2019-08-21, 14:13

Almost done with the excessive heat! TUCSON – One more excessively hot afternoon and then we cool down this weekend!  Today: Another scorcher! Highs near record (10%)! High: 109° (108° 1930) Tonight: Partly cloudy and warm. Low: 79° Tomorrow: Mix of sun and clouds with isolated storms during the afternoon (20%). High: 104­° Ano...
2019-08-21, 14:13

Loch Ness monster theory 'remains plausible', scientists say We might be able to safely discount the existence of werewolves and zombies, but scientists say one monster that may really live among us is the one long rumoured to dwell in the waters of Loch Ness....
2019-08-21, 14:13

New stegosaurus discovered by British team in Morocco The makers of the next Jurassic Park film could have a new dinosaur to play with after scientists discovered a never-before-seen species of stegosaurus that could also be the oldest of its kind....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Still got your old Nokia? Britons hoarding millions of gadgets It might be time to finally take that Nokia 3310 out of your desk drawer and get the Super Nintendo out of the loft, as UK households have been told they are hoarding too many old and unused gadgets....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| 'Kashmir women are the biggest victims of this inhumane siege' After August 5, when India revoked Kashmir's special status and followed the move with a military lockdown, Uzma Javed did not leave her house for days....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Danish Royal Palace ‘Surprised’ by Trump Snub, After President Cancels State Visit on Twitter (COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described his plan to buy Greenland as “absurd” took the Danish royal palace by surprise, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Lene Balleby told The Associ...
2019-08-21, 14:13

| India look to dominate West Indies in first Test India look set to extend their decade-long dominance over West Indies when the first match of a two-Test series starts at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium...
2019-08-21, 14:13

| New Springbok Monopoly game hits the shelves As South Africa’s excitement starts to build for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first ever range of Springbok board and card games will be hitting stores....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| Benkenstein: Sacking Gibson didn't make sense Former Proteas batting coach Dale Benkenstein says he feels for ousted head coach Ottis Gibson, who was let go after South Africa's failed World Cup campaign....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| WP bank on Bok injection for crucial Cheetahs clash Junior Springbok centre Rikus Pretorius will make his Western Province debut in the final league round Currie Cup encounter against the Free State Cheetahs....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| Women to get gender-neutral Rugby World Cup from 2021 The Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017 will be the last of that title with World Rugby announcing they are adopting a policy of gender neutrality for their tournaments....
2019-08-21, 14:13

| Boks: Japan Test could be Kolbe wing-swap ‘trial’ The tantalising possibility of Messrs Kolbe and Nkosi operating in the same Bok line-up could be put to the test against Japan shortly, suggests Rob Houwing....
2019-08-21, 14:13

German Finance Minister: Brexit deal will not be changed German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday that Britain should not expect changes to the existing Brexit deal, adding that the situation had not changed with the change of government in Britain....
2019-08-21, 14:13

British PM Johnson's party takes 14 percent point lead over Labour: Kantar poll British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has opened up a 14 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party as Johnson's tougher stance on Brexit wins back supporters, according to a poll published on Wednesday....
2019-08-21, 14:13

German president: Reopening Brexit talks on backstop unlikely Germany's president said on Wednesday it was unlikely that negotiations over the so-called Irish backstop, a key point of discord between London and the European Union on Britain's exit from the bloc, would be reopened....
2019-08-21, 14:13

British PM should have left letter if he wanted results in Berlin, Paris: German lawmaker British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should not have sent his letter urging the European Union to reopen the Brexit divorce deal if he wanted to achieve results in meetings with European leaders, a senior German conservative said on Wednesday....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Germany's BDI: British PM irresponsible to call for Withdrawal Agreement to be reopened Germany's BDI industry association said on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call to re-open the Withdrawal Agreement was irresponsible and said German firms had no choice but to prepare for a hard Brexit on October 31....
2019-08-21, 14:13

No-deal Brexit stockpiling counterproductive, hospitals will have what they need: UK minister Britain's National Health Service will have access to what it needs in a no-deal Brexit and any stockpiling is counterproductive, Michael Gove, the minister in charge of coordinating no-deal Brexit planning, said on Wednesday....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Iran's Zarif warns U.S. that Tehran may also act 'unpredictably' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Tehran may act "unpredictably" in response to the United States' "unpredictable" policies under U.S. President Donald Trump....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Hong Kong protesters gather at mob-attack subway as bank warns of economic fallout A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as demonstrators began to gather for a sit-in at the subway site of a mid-summer mob attack....
2019-08-21, 14:13

China detains employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Iran president: international waterways won't be as safe if Iran oil exports cut to zero If Iran's oil exports are cut to zero, international waterways will not have the same security as before, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday at a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to Khamenei's official website....
2019-08-21, 14:13

U.S. military drone shot down over Yemen: officials A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen's Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Military, civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body sworn in Military and civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, were sworn in on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Khartoum, state news agency SUNA said....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by military leader Sudan on Tuesday completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until elections, a spokesman for the ruling military council told a news conference....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Germany readies for possible realities, such as disorderly Brexit Germany is preparing for a no-deal Brexit although Berlin would still prefer an orderly British divorce from the European Union, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday before Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Chancellor Angela Merkel....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Trump offers help as UK's Johnson asks Merkel to budge on Brexit Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal....
2019-08-21, 14:13

South African court rules display of apartheid flag constitutes hate speech A South African court on Wednesday ruled that displaying the country's apartheid-era flag in public constituted hate speech that discriminated against black people and violated equality laws....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Google, Mozilla block Kazakh surveillance moves Alphabet Inc's Google and Firefox browser maker Mozilla took action on Wednesday to block the Kazakhstan government from creating an internet surveillance system using their respective browsers....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit Danish leaders expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Carli Lloyd kicks 55-yard field goal, Hall of Famer says NFL should give her ‘honest’ tryout Fresh off a Women’s World Cup title, U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd appeared at a joint practice session between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. She wowed them with her kick....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores plays several Jay-Z songs at practice after Kenny Stills remarks A day after Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills expressed his frustrations with the new partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z, coach Brian Flores appeared to make a not-so-subtle statement....
2019-08-21, 14:13

Pompeo announces 'countdown' clock as Iran weapons embargo ends in 2020 United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned against ending an arms embargo on Iran, likening every day until the deal's October 2020 expiration as a "#CountdownToTerror."...
2019-08-21, 13:52

'My best friend's wedding — and one fat overdraft' Four-figure hen dos and week-long celebrations in long-haul locations... Big Days come with even bigger budgets — and not just for the happy couple. Kate Wills counts the cost of love...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Why Stoic fortitude is the route to happiness Lessons In Stoicism: What Ancient Philosophers Teach Us About How To Live by Dr John Sellars, a lecturer in philosophy at Royal Holloway, is published next month...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Heather Locklear says she's 'so grateful' to be sober ahead of 30-day treatment program Heather Locklear shared her first Instagram post since pleading no contest last week to eight misdemeanor charges of battery and resisting officers.        ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Nasty feet on a plane: Andy Richter exposes plane passenger airing his shoe-less parts Conan O'Brien sidekick Andy Richter was shocked to find his plane seat neighbor insisting on airing out his nasty bare feet.        ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

The Meaning Of Yakuza's Tattoos In Japan, tattoos and the yakuza often seem inseparable. Not every gangster has a tattoo and not everyone with a full bodysuit is a gangster, but when pop culture depicts the underworld, anti-heroes come fully inked. Case in point, the Yakuza games....
2019-08-21, 13:52

Guidemaster: The best Nintendo Switch accessories you can buy in 2019 Enlarge / You can do a lot with this little guy. (credit: Jeff Dunn) Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we'll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. The Nintendo Switch is one o...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Guidemaster: The best gaming headsets for your console or gaming rig Enlarge / Just an armful of the gaming headsets we tested. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Most people can meet their gaming audio needs with a good pair of headphones. But if you play lots of multiplayer games or frequently use your console/rig to chat with friends, a good gaming headset and its in...
2019-08-21, 13:52

The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US The growing popularity of cocaine cut with fentanyl — known on the street as a speedball — or combinations of methamphetamine and fentanyl — known as a goofball — are driving a growing number of new overdose deaths....
2019-08-21, 13:52

New coaches at Kansas, K-State are studies in contrast Kansas tagged the well-known Les Miles to turn around its moribund program, while K-State opted for the uber-successful but largely unknown Chris Klieman to build upon a winner.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

LEADING OFF: Kluber shut down, Mets making moves LEADING OFF: Kluber rehab shut down, Mets making moves as schedule toughens, Verlander faces Cabrera for first time, Marlins-Braves with hot tempers again       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Kershaw passes Koufax on wins list, Dodgers thump Blue Jays Clayton Kershaw passed Sandy Koufax for most wins by a Dodgers left-hander, Will Smith hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the third inning, and Los Angeles routed the Toronto Blue Jays 16-3       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Russ Conway dies; writer's articles led to jail for NHL Players Association boss Alan Eagleson Longtime Boston hockey writer Russ Conway, a 1992 Pulitzer Prize finalist whose writing led to NHLPA boss Alan Eagleson's ouster, dies at 70.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Reports: Ty Lue joining Clippers' coaching staff as Doc Rivers' top assistant Tyronn Lue, former head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, will be re-joining Doc Rivers on the Los Angeles Clippers' coach staff, per reports.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Royce White says Carmelo Anthony 'is absolutely being blackballed' by NBA, also slams LeBron James Royce White says he believes Carmelo Anthony’s absence from the NBA is not caused by bad luck on the veteran’s part, but is intentional.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Daniel Jones, Giants respond to Baker Mayfield's criticism Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones addresses comments about him from Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to GQ Magazine.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: I've 'earned the right' to joke with Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott wasn't amused with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones jokingly saying "Zeke who?" But Jones says his remark wasn't out of bounds.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Larry Bird objects to tattoos on Indianapolis mural of him, asks street artist to remove them Street artist Jules Muck painted a mural of Larry Bird that was full of tattoos; NBA Hall of Famer wants them removed to protect his brand.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Antonio Brown dislikes updated helmet, has heart-to-heart with Jon Gruden on 'Hard Knocks' Antonio Brown remains a "Hard Knocks" focal point, calling his updated regulation helmet "ugly" and having a poignant conversation with Jon Gruden.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:52

The Summer of Elizabeth Warren GQ’s Julia Ioffe talks with Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail about Hillary Clinton’s trailblazing, Donald Trump's attention, and Warren’s biggest pitch of all: herself....
2019-08-21, 13:52

Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe? A New Study Reignites a Long-Standing Debate A study published in JAMA Pediatrics has given new life to a long-running debate: whether adding fluoride to drinking water is a prudent way to prevent tooth decay, or a potentially toxic mistake. The research, which focused on mother-child pairs from six Canadian cities, found that high fluoride ex...
2019-08-21, 13:52

We’re One Step Closer to a Blood Test that Predicts When a Person Will Die While death is inevitable, knowing when it will come isn’t necessarily, and scientists have been trying to develop a test that could reliably and easily predict how long a person will live — or, more technically, how healthy they are and therefore how vulnerable they might be to major mo...
2019-08-21, 13:52

Oakland Raiders' Jon Gruden: Antonio Brown practiced in certified helmet Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown participated in Tuesday's practice at the team's facility while wearing a certified helmet, according to head coach Jon Gruden....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Watch: George Springer sets Astros' leadoff homer record vs. Tigers Center fielder George Springer set the franchise record for leadoff homers in a single season by belting his 10th game-opening bomb of the year in a win against the Detroit Tigers....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Odell Beckham Jr. and Cleveland are an unlikely fit but might be exactly what each other needs The superstar wide receiver was spectacular but dramatic in New York. After this offseason’s blockbuster trade, he appears right at home with a contender in the Browns....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Eighth-inning eruption dooms the Nationals, who go cold in Pittsburgh for a 4-1 loss Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings, but Wander Suero lit the fuse in the eighth and Starling Marte’s three-run homer was the difference....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Study: Selfie-takers viewed as self-absorbed, less successful People who post more selfies than posed photographs to their social media accounts tend to be viewed more negatively by others, a new study said Tuesday....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Watch and listen to THX's new Deep Note trailer with spatial 3D audio THX has unveiled a new trailer for its famous "Deep Note" audio logo that lets audiences know that a theater is THX certified and also how loud it's likely to be (usually very loud). The trailer, which will be deployed in theaters around the world, s......
2019-08-21, 13:26

'Saturday Night Live' is coming to UK screens in early 2020 If you want to watch Saturday Night Live in the UK, then you've got one of two options: pirate it, or watch the edited highlights on YouTube. One is illegal, the other's not very satisfying, but it's not going to be that way for very much longer. At......
2019-08-21, 13:26

Google and Mozilla to block web surveillance in Kazakhstan Google and Mozilla are taking action against the government of Kazakhstan's efforts to launch a surveillance operation against its own citizens. Both companies announced today that they are blocking a root certificate that the Kazakhstan government u......
2019-08-21, 13:26

Google Docs 'live edits' feature helps the visually impaired Google has launched a number of accessibility features this year, designed to make its products useable by everyone. Sound Amplifier, for example, makes conversations in loud places easier to hear, while Live Transcribe gives deaf and hard of hearing......
2019-08-21, 13:26

The Morning After: About that fourth 'Matrix' movie Hey, good morning! As my inner teen squeals at the idea of another Matrix movie (and my outer grown-up winces at what the series might turn into), we look into the true reality of flying cars, offers up impressions from the biggest games from Games......
2019-08-21, 13:26

Judge Agrees to Delay Former Alstom Executive's Bribery Trial A federal judge granted former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins a brief reprieve from his upcoming trial, but rejected claims that his constitutional rights had been violated....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Facebook to Let Users Control Their Data From Other Companies Facebook will start letting users control the data it receives about them from other apps and websites off the platform, a step toward a pledge of enhanced privacy CEO Mark Zuckerberg made last year....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Fed Minutes to Show Committee Divide on Last Month's Rate Cut The Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its July meeting Wednesday, shedding light on its decision to cut rates for the first time in more than a decade....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Huawei Finance Chief Argues Canada Abused Her Rights Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou argued in court documents that Canadian efforts to extradite her to the U.S. should be stayed because of misconduct by Canadian and U.S. law enforcement....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Gun Sellers Sneak Onto Facebook's Online Marketplace Facebook forbids the private sale of firearms on its Marketplace platform. But sellers are getting around that with a simple ruse: They list gun cases or boxes at inflated prices....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Alyssa Milano says she has no regrets about 2 abortions: 'I would not have my career' Alyssa Milano, 46, revealed in the latest episode of her podcast this week that she made the “devastating” decision to have two abortions while in a serious relationship in 1993....
2019-08-21, 13:26

Jamie Foxx reportedly dating Sela Vave, model and singer from Utah Jamie Foxx is rumored to have a new girlfriend after he and model and singer Sela Vave were photographed leaving a Los Angeles nightclub over the weekend.  ...
2019-08-21, 13:26

401(k), IRA millionaires at Fidelity surpass record highs in the second quarter Are you a 401(k) millionaire? Fidelity Investments says the number of its 401(k) account holders with balances over $1 million hit record high.       ...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Asia trades lower as markets look to central banks for guidance Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set to deliver his annual speech on Friday at the Jackson Hole, Wyoming symposium, where he's expected to provide more clarity on the Fed's future intentions....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Alibaba is said to have postponed a Hong Kong listing amid protests Alibaba held a board meeting before its latest quarterly earnings release last week, during which the board decided to postpone the Hong Kong listing, Reuters reported....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi misses revenue estimates as competition heats up at home Xiaomi's revenue in the second quarter ended June 30 rose to 51.95 billion yuan ($7.36 billion) from 45.24 billion a year earlier. That was short of the 53.52 billion expected by analysts, Refinitiv data showed....
2019-08-21, 13:00

US State Department approves possible $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Chinese car maker Geely says first-half profit drops 40% Geely, China's highest profile car maker globally, posted a net profit of 4.01 billion yuan, compared to the 6.67 billion yuan it made in the same period a year earlier....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Why Chinese overseas investment growth is set to slow further Chinese overseas investment growth will likely slow or even decline in the next few years as risks around the world increase, according to new research by Moody's Investors Service....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Don't 'mess up Macau' — gambling hub set to choose Beijing-backed leader The Chinese territory of Macau is set to elect as leader the only candidate for which it is allowed to vote: a Beijing-backed former legislator who is expected to cement China's control over the special administrative region....
2019-08-21, 13:00

China may need more than a new interest rate to stimulate its economy Analysts generally doubt how effective the People Bank of China's latest interest rate announcement will be in significantly helping businesses grow....
2019-08-21, 13:00

New 2019 SsangYong Korando: prices, specs and pics News 21 Aug, 2019 The all-new SsangYong Korando SUV will take on the Nissan Qashqai with a fresh look, updated tech and a starting price of £19,995...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Strycova upset in first match at WTA's Bronx Open Wimbledon semifinalist Barbora Strycova was knocked out of the Bronx Open with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 loss to Bernarda Pera        ...
2019-08-21, 13:00

American teen Amanda Anisimova out of US Open after father's death American teenager Amanda Anisimova, ranked 24th in the world, withdraws from the US Open because of recent death of her father        ...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Sign language interpreter’s ‘rap’ with Twista steals show Amber Galloway Gallego lets her fingers do the rapping. Sure, Twista was declared the “fastest rapper of all time” back in the day when he clocked in at 280 words per minute — but certified American Sign Language interpreter Galloway Gallego, 42, is giving him some stiff competition. Let...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Keanu Reeves set for ‘Matrix’ reboot with Lana Wachowski, original cast This is not a simulation. Like a cherry on top of this year’s “Keanussance,” Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that it’s reviving “The Matrix” franchise with a fourth installment — starring, of course, Keanu Reeves as his iconic character “Neo,” Variety reported. The beloved 54...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Did Marvel’s Kevin Feige quit Spider-Man over Disney-Sony profit dispute? With great power, comes great responsibility — and a whole lot of drama. According to Deadline, a breakdown in negotiations between Disney and Sony “has essentially nixed” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige from future standalone Spider-Man films. This news comes days after “Spid...
2019-08-21, 13:00

The British are coming: UK actors take over prime-time shows British actors on TV are usually relegated to the comfy period piece (“Downton Abbey”) or prestige costume drama with top names (“The Crown”). Not anymore. They’ve been stealing roles and awards from their American peers for years now on television, racking up no less than 15 acting Emmy nominations...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Bill Clinton was hitter-friendly ump at charity softball game Former President Bill Clinton’s surprise appearance as a celebrity umpire at the annual Artists and Writers softball game in East Hampton almost played a decisive role in the game’s outcome. The Artists snapped a three-game losing streak and defeated the Writers 10-8 in a seesaw battle during the an...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Foul play unlikely in death of National Enquirer’s Jerry George: cops A former LA bureau chief of the National Enquirer who spoke openly about the supermarket tabloid’s “catch-and-kill” practices died suddenly on a street in Palm Springs, Calif., in the early hours of Aug. 13. Jerry George, 63, was found dead around 2 a.m. only a few blocks from home. “The police told...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin now holds 70% of the total crypto market share’ Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Kierkegaard used to say: Money makes the world go around! Bitcoin price We closed t...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Xiaomi’s Android One-based Mi A3 lands in India with 3 cameras, $182 price tag Xiaomi launched the Mi A3, its third-gen Android One phone, in India today. The phone, which launched in Spain last month, has a triple-camera setup with a 48-megapixel main sensor, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The device running stock Android software starts from Rs 12,999 ($182). Here’s a ...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry fell for an old-school Instagram hoax You know, in many respects, I admire former Texas Governor Rick Perry. He’s accomplished so much, despite clearly being an absolute fucking moron that, in Europe, wouldn’t be trusted with a pair of safety scissors. In the years after landing the top job in Texan politics, Perry has since wrangled hi...
2019-08-21, 13:00

Lack of flu shots for migrants at CBP detention centers a concern, critics say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and their medical contractors do not administer influenza vaccines to migrants being held at detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border, reports said Tuesday....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Explainer: What early U.S. presidential polls tell us about the 2020 race Anyone paying the slightest attention to the Democratic presidential campaign has likely seen headlines on the latest "horse race" opinion polls, highlighting one candidate's rise or another's decline....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Texas to execute man convicted of abducting, strangling college student A man who has maintained his innocence and whose lawyers have argued the state ignored key evidence that would exonerate him is scheduled to be put to death in Texas on Wednesday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student....
2019-08-21, 13:00

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of U.S. government More than 2,000 Central American migrants seeking to settle in the United States have given up and accepted free rides home under a 10-month-old program funded by the U.S. government and run by a United Nations agency, according to a U.N. official....
2019-08-21, 13:00

MLS awards expansion franchise to St. Louis for 2022 debut The prospects of a Major League Soccer franchise ever calling St. Louis home appeared to have died two years ago when voters turned down the use of a business tax to finance a new downtown stadium....
2019-08-21, 12:39

Clemson QB Lawrence leads AP preseason All-America team Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team....
2019-08-21, 12:39

Rivalry renewed? Florida, Miami add to once-heated series Even though his father played at Miami and his older brother at Florida, Marco Wilson has little knowledge of the once-heated rivalry involving the two Sunshine State teams....
2019-08-21, 12:39

Report: Beckham stadium site has unsafe arsenic levels An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham's Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected....
2019-08-21, 12:39

Oklahoma QB Hurts barely edges out Mordecai, Rattler for job Jalen Hurts' rise to the starting quarterback position at Oklahoma wasn't a foregone conclusion, despite his wealth of championship experience at Alabama....
2019-08-21, 12:39

Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout When the Dallas Cowboys announced a contract extension for Jaylon Smith, it was first a celebration of the linebacker's journey from a career-threatening knee injury in college to one of the NFL's richest contracts at his position....
2019-08-21, 12:39

HelmetWatch: Jon Gruden Says Antonio Brown Practiced In An NFL-Certified Helmet Today Antonio Brown’s long struggle with the NFL and the Raiders for the right to wear whatever old helmet he most desires may have reached a ceasefire on Tuesday. The brand-new Oakland wideout practiced with the team in an NFL-approved helmet for the first time since he went AWOL a couple of days ago, ac...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Ronda Rousey Fucked Up Her Finger While She Filmed A TV Show Let’s issue the warning up front: You’re going to see a pretty gross finger if you keep reading. It looks like a bloody lowercase “Z,” if that helps you sharpen your imagination. Okay, you’ve been warned....
2019-08-21, 12:39

By Banning Protest Signs, MLS Is Trying To Lobotomize The Fandom It Asked For MLS and its clubs are currently embroiled in a fight against their own supporters over what the league claims are violations of its anti-politics rules. Over the last two weeks, multiple fans in multiple stadiums have been ejected for banners that run afoul of the league’s Fan Code of Conduct. There...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Jerry Jones Asserts His Right To Be A Dickweed About Ezekiel Elliott Jerry and Stephen Jones held a press conference Tuesday with Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, who just signed a hefty five-year extension with the team. Smith’s successful negotiations stand in stark contrast to those of wide receiver Amari Cooper, quarterback Dak Prescott, and running back Ezekiel ...
2019-08-21, 12:39

The Lakers Already Have A Center Hey, remember back in mid-July, when the Lakers traded the moon and stars for one of the most talented young players in the NBA? Remember that? Remember when the team and the player did their big introductory press conference? Remember during that press conference, when that player—who is listed by ...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Brian Flores Loads Practice Playlist With Jay-Z Tracks One Day After Kenny Stills Criticizes NFL's Roc Nation Partnership Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and wide receiver Kenny Stills have not been on the same page when it comes to Stills speaking out about systemic racism. A couple weeks back, Flores delivered a weak-sauce admonishment when Stills criticized owner Stephen Ross’s hefty support of Donald Trump’s reele...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Idiot Squirrel On The Field Successfully Invades Consecutive Twins Games For the second night in a row, a daring squirrel has invaded the field at the Twins’ stadium. Monday night the furry fellow invaded the home dugout and sent several players fleeing in terror. Tuesday night our intrepid rodent pal bolted down the first baseline, nutmegged a baserunner, briefly leapt ...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Apple TV Plus could let you download shows for offline play Apple TV Plus is set to hit our screens later this year, but the finer details of how the interface of the TV streaming service will work, and the exact features that will come with it, have continued to elude us. A new Apple TV Plus leak, however, may have given us a neat tidbit about its offline f...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Xiaomi Mi A3 launched in India with triple rear cameras and Android One Xiaomi has finally upgraded its Android One lineup by bringing the Mi A3 to India. Launched at an event in New Delhi today, here’s everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s latest budget offering.The Mi A3 comes almost a year after the Mi A2 which was heralded as a camera champion at ...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Google Lens might get a lot easier to use on your phone Google Lens is one of the most useful tools on Android phones, letting you scan barcodes and QR codes, recognize products, and translate languages. Now, it seems it's about to get a useful extra function, which is directly accessing it from the Chrome app to reverse image search and more.This r...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Intel goes on the defensive against AMD at Gamescom Intel has been talking up its processors at Gamescom 2019, hosting an event where it admits that AMD, its chief rival, has “done a great job closing the gap, but we still have the highest performing CPUs.”If that sounds a little defensive to you, we agree. We were at the event in Colog...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 now up for pre-booking in India Bose has launched its latest Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 in India at Rs 34,500. The new Bose 700s follow the company's iconic QC lineup and feature an advanced voice system, 360-degrees noise cancellation, upto 20 hours of battery life and comes pre-loaded with Google Assistant and Amazon A...
2019-08-21, 12:39

This huge speaker decks out your LG OLED TV with a wall of sound If you've bought yourself a shiny new LG OLED TV, chances are you're now looking to boost your TV's sound system with an external speaker. Normally, you'd have to make a choice between a soundbar or a pair of floor-standing stereo speakers to bring cinematic audio to your li...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Microsoft’s revamped Edge is ready – and you can download the beta today Microsoft’s revamped Edge is officially ready to roll – and good for everyday usage – with the release of the full beta version of the browser for Windows and macOS.In a blog post, Microsoft explains that while the new browser is still in preview, with this fresh beta release, &...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Huawei founder rallies staff for 'live or die' moment Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has told staff of plans to go into “battle mode” to survive the ongoing disruption caused by a ban on dealing with US companies.Earlier this year, the US Department of Commerce effectively blacklisted the Chinese mobile giant on national security grounds, pr...
2019-08-21, 12:39

Art, Exercise or a Nap? All Could Be Yours During a Long Layover Eager to lure travelers, U.S. airports are increasing amenities to include culture, fitness and even the opportunity to commune with a little nature....
2019-08-21, 12:39

Sammy Lee and Mickey McDonagh, Wales’ new hopes Sammy Lee and Mickey McDonagh tell Matt Bevan how they're now pushing for recognition The post Sammy Lee and Mickey McDonagh, Wales’ new hopes appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-08-21, 12:39

What makes Vasyl Lomachenko so good Investigating the prowess of Vasyl Lomachenko with help from opponents, sparring partners, a performance analyst and the man himself The post What makes Vasyl Lomachenko so good appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-08-21, 12:39

Tlaib tussles with Detroit police on Twitter over 'bulls--t' facial recognition software Responding to presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders coming out against police use of facial recognition software, Rep. Rashida Tlaib likewise called for the Detroit Police Department not to use the cutting-edge technology....
2019-08-21, 12:39

Mets kick off critical stretch in style There are now 37 games left in the regular season for the Mets, but they have adjusted their schedules accordingly. “It’s August, but playoffs started today,” J.D. Davis said after the Mets started a critical nine-game homestand in style with a 9-2 win over the Indians on Tuesday at Citi Field. The ...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Indians ace Corey Kluber suffers another setback CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber’s comeback has been sidetracked. The Cleveland Indians ace will be shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain, an injury he sustained as he was rehabbing from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league outing for Triple-A Columbus at Charlotte on Sunday ...
2019-08-21, 12:13

How ex-Alabama QB Jalen Hurts barely won the Oklahoma job NORMAN, Okla. — Jalen Hurts’ rise to the starting quarterback position at Oklahoma wasn’t a foregone conclusion, despite his wealth of championship experience at Alabama. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley took his time before naming Hurts the starter for the fourth-ranked Sooners’ Sept....
2019-08-21, 12:13

Where these injured Yankees stars stand now OAKLAND, Calif. — The Yankees received good news Tuesday concerning injured right-handers Luis Severino and Dellin Betances, who are rehabbing in Tampa. Severino threw a short side session and is scheduled to face hitters on Thursday. Betances will throw a side session on Wednesday in which he will ...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Sonny Gray showing off like he rarely did with Yankees CINCINNATI — Sonny Gray was terrific for Cincinnati once again, especially at a key moment in the third inning. The former Yankees pitcher — who was shipped out of The Bronx last offseason after struggling in the spotlight for two years — struck out 10 while pitching five scoreless innin...
2019-08-21, 12:13

New Jersey stays alive in LLWS with major-league final play Sal Garcia motored into second base after his double, stood tall on the bag and did a little shimmy toward his Elmora Youth Little League dugout. His teammates from Elizabeth, N.J., along with pretty much all of their parents, friends and supporters, shimmied right back. Garcia’s moves, in the top o...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Brandon Nimmo takes another major step in return to Mets Brandon Nimmo is knocking on the door. The Mets outfielder had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Syracuse Tuesday at Lehigh Valley. He played five innings in center field and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and was hit by pitch. “That makes us feel more optimistic about him coming back and helpi...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Steven Matz has been very different pitcher since bullpen stint There is BP and AP — before the pen and after the pen. Steven Matz has been a different pitcher since his brief stint as a reliever before the All-Star break. In 16 starts, he had a 4.95 ERA and was 5-6 before his temporary stint in the bullpen. After, he has a 2.81 ERA......
2019-08-21, 12:13

Why Roger Clemens won’t run for Congress Roger Clemens has thrown heat and taken heat during his MLB career, but he wants no part of the heat that would come with running for Congress. Clemens, who had been encouraged to run as a Republican candidate in Texas, said he was honored but had “no interest” in running for office. If ...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Domingo German struggles as Yankees’ road trip starts with thud OAKLAND, Calif. — After giving up four runs in the first two innings, Domingo German provided the Yankees a chance to crawl back into Tuesday night’s game against the A’s. Far from his sharpest, the majors’ leading winner kept the A’s from scoring in the third, fourth and fifth frames and watched hi...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Yankees would do well to avoid dangerous A’s in the playoffs OAKLAND , Calif. — Man, this American League playoff field is starting to look more treacherous than landing the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Meet the 2019 A’s. Same (sort of) as the 2018 A’s. The Yankees’ season introduction to the perennial young upstarts from Northern California did ...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Chandrayaan 2 Closer To Moon Landing After Second Orbit Move Today India's moonshot Chandrayaan 2 today successfully performed a critical manoeuvre that lasted about 20 minutes as it flew closer to the lunar surface, the Indian Space Research Organisation said....
2019-08-21, 12:13

After MNS Activists Alleged Suicide, Party Blames Notice To Raj Thackeray An activist of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena or MNS allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra's Thane district, with a party leader today claiming that he was "depressed" over the Enforcement......
2019-08-21, 12:13

UP Cop Challenges Charges Against Him For Unnao Teen's Father's Murder An Uttar Pradesh Police constable on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging framing of charges against him for the alleged murder of the Unnao rape survivor's father and framing him in......
2019-08-21, 12:13

Uttarakhand's "Skeleton Lake" A Link To Migration From Europe: Study The mysterious skeletons of Roopkund Lake in Uttarakhand contain bones from an enigmatic group of eastern Mediterranean people that travelled to the Indian Himalayan site around 220 years ago, a......
2019-08-21, 12:13

Ban the detention of pregnant women | Letter Emma Ginn, the director of Medical Justice, warns that women in immigration detention receive inadequate healthcareYou report how a pregnant rape survivor experiencing a miscarriage and barely able to stand was unlawfully held in immigration detention which amounted to inhuman and degrading treatmen...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Atom spy Klaus Fuchs was motivated by conscience | Letter John Green says it’s simplistic to describe as a ‘traitor’ the physicist who supplied information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet UnionGraham Farmelo’s review of a new book by Frank Close about the atom spy Klaus Fuchs (Review, 17 August) fails completely to understand the motivation of Fu...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential ‘moderate and short’ recession The White House is weighing cuts to corporate and payroll taxes, among other measures, to cushion the U.S. economy if an election-year recession hits....
2019-08-21, 12:13

Paire, Shapovalov advance at Winston-Salem Open "Top seeds Benoit Paire and Denis Shapovalov cruised into the third round of the Winston-Salem Open with straight set wins on the North Carolina hard court."...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Anisimova withdraws from US Open after father's death "Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the US Open following the death of her father and coach Konstantin, the USTA [United States Tennis Association] has confirmed."...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Auger Aliassime, Tsitsipas can become tennis greats - Wilander "Felix Auger Aliassime and Stefanos Tsitsipas have what it takes to be the next 15-time Grand Slam winners, says Eurosport tennis expert Mats Wilander."...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Barcelona fail with first Neymar bid - Paper Round "Barcelona have their first Neymar bid rejected, Jadon Sancho gets a raise, Paul Pogba is off penalties for Manchester United, and the EFL were warned about Bury."...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Dota Underlords Is Finally Getting Underlords At this point, I have spent nearly 50 hours with Dota Underlords. I still do not know what an Underlord is. This is because Valve’s early-access auto battler still does not contain its shadowy namesakes. In a matter of weeks, however, that’s going to change....
2019-08-21, 12:13

Horror film director Johannes Roberts of 47 Meters Down fame is helming the Resident Evil film reboo Horror film director Johannes Roberts of 47 Meters Down fame is helming the Resident Evil film reboot. He says it will be “super scary” and will be “getting back to the roots of the game.” ...
2019-08-21, 12:13

China Acknowledges Holding an Employee of Britain’s Hong Kong Consulate The detention of a trade officer has raised fears that the police in mainland China are arresting people to dampen support for protests in Hong Kong....
2019-08-21, 12:13

‘Preparation Trumps Youth’: 70-Year-Old Man Wins Longest Multi-Horse Race The winner, Bob Long, “hated” to think that he couldn’t complete the Mongol Derby, a grueling 1,000-kilometer competition across the steppes of Mongolia....
2019-08-21, 12:13

The Right Answer? 8,186,699,633,530,061 (An Abacus Makes It Look Almost Easy) The abacus is still taught in Japanese schools, although not as intensively as it once was. But the centuries-old tool is still popular, and national tournaments attract elite competitors....
2019-08-21, 12:13

Pc Andrew Harper latest: Police officers inundated with thank you gifts from public after tragic death Police officers across the UK have said they have been inundated with gifts from members of the public thanking them for their service following the death of Pc Andrew Harper....
2019-08-21, 12:13

IT director who defrauded celebrity music agency of £360k faces prison An IT director is facing jail after swindling more than £360,000 from an artist management agency which looks after some of classical music's biggest stars....
2019-08-21, 12:13

Ferrari owner who cannot look after his car after being injured on jet steps is awarded £100k A classic car enthusiast who can no longer look after his beloved Ferrari after slipping and falling while getting off an aeroplane has been awarded more than £100,000 in compensation....
2019-08-21, 12:13

London prison sees 50 per cent surge in violence fueled by drugs and gangs A troubled London prison has seen a 50 per cent increase in violence, caused by drugs and gang conflict between "volatile young men", a watchdog warned today....
2019-08-21, 12:13

With Her Latest Novel, Petina Gappah Sees an Obsession Through The Zimbabwean writer was inspired by Faulkner, Eliot and Toni Morrison for “Out of Darkness, Shining Light,” a fictional account of the journey David Livingstone’s workers took transporting his body....
2019-08-21, 12:13

A Year Later, the Fight Over Aretha Franklin’s Estate Deepens Bitter squabbling has surfaced as the singer’s four sons and others debate whether any of the handwritten documents found in her house qualify as valid wills....
2019-08-21, 12:13

Actor Shahid Kapoor Rides To A Dinner Date On His Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special While there are a bunch of riders in the world of Bollywood, motorcyclists are far and few and actor Shahid Kapoor just happens to belong to the latter category. The biker has had an eclectic......
2019-08-21, 12:13

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: Variants Explained In Detail The much-anticipated Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has officially gone on sale in India priced at Rs. 4.99 lakh to Rs. 7.99 lakh(ex-showroom India). Here we give you a detailed variant-wise classification of......
2019-08-21, 12:13

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Rivals: Specs & Price Comparison The newly launched Hyundai Grand i10 Nios won't have it easy with popular models like the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo and the Tata Tiago in contention. So, how does the Grand i10 Nios fare against......
2019-08-21, 12:13

2019 BMW 3 Series: Price And Specification Expectation BMW is all set to bring in its 6th all-new model into the Indian market and this time it's the very popular 3 Series. We've been telling you all this while that BMW now has the youngest fleet amongst......
2019-08-21, 12:13

Maruti Suzuki XL6: Price And Specification Expectation The new Maruti Suzuki XL6 is all set to go on sale in India on August 21, 2019, and the car will be positioned as a premium MPV in the company's line-up. Here's what we expect in terms of prices and......
2019-08-21, 12:13

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Launch Highlights: Price, Features, Specification, Images Maruti Suzuki XL6, the much-anticipated premium MPV from Indo-Japanese carmaker has gone on sale in India today and we have all the highlights from the launch here....
2019-08-21, 12:13

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 9.79 Lakh Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the XL6 crossover in India. It is based on the new-generation Ertiga and is basically a more stylish model, with more features and will be retailed through......
2019-08-21, 12:13

India Has Not Set Deadline To Launch Electric Vehicles: Report The Indian government has not set a deadline to launch electric vehicles or to ban manufacturing of petrol and diesel cars, a government official said on Wednesday....
2019-08-21, 12:13

New-Gen BMW 3 Series Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 41.40 Lakh The all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series has officially gone on sale in India today priced at Rs. 41.40 lakh to Rs. 47.90 lakh (ex-showroom India). The new-generation 3 Series is offered in India in two engine......
2019-08-21, 12:13

BMW 3 Series India First Drive Review The latest seventh generation BMW 3 Series is here to thrill. A capable, mature sedan, the 3 Series retains its sports sedan appeal, and yet offers more by way of luxury, comfort and tech. Enough to......
2019-08-21, 12:13

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Receives 2000 Bookings The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is only available with the petrol engine and there's no diesel on offer for the time being. The company says that the diesel will be made available if there is demand for it...
2019-08-21, 12:13

Israel holds back on Trump's Democrat Jews 'disloyalty' remark Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the democratic Party were 'disloyal.'...
2019-08-21, 11:52

The Big Business of Scavenging in Postindustrial America The U.S. produces more garbage than any other nation in the world per capita. Here’s how scrappers are turning that waste into a $32 billion business....
2019-08-21, 11:52

Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me? Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that....
2019-08-21, 11:52

UK tech firms secure record £5.5bn foreign investment Investors ploughed $6.7bn (£5.5bn) into the UK tech sector in the first seven months of the year, more than the whole of 2018, according to figures from the government's digital economy council....
2019-08-21, 11:52

Britons hoarding millions of old gadgets - how many are yours? It might be time to finally take that Nokia 3310 out of your desk drawer and get the Super Nintendo out of the loft, as UK households have been told they are hoarding too many old and unused gadgets....
2019-08-21, 11:52

In latest gaffe, Biden places King, Kennedy assassinations in ‘the late ’70s’ Joe Biden missed by about a decade Tuesday when he mentioned two significant events of the 1960s: the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy....
2019-08-21, 11:52

Louisiana university gun scare linked to apparent mistaken identity A gun scare that jolted Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge campus on Tuesday apparently stemmed from an off-duty policeman in plain clothes seen walking around with a pistol on his belt being mistaken for an armed intruder, a school spokesman said....
2019-08-21, 11:52

Philadelphia police commissioner abruptly resigns Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned on Tuesday over what the city mayor said was his department's failure to address accusations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination in the ranks....
2019-08-21, 11:52

Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program The F-35 was once the Pentagon’s high-profile problem child. Has it finally moved past its reputation of being an overhyped and underperforming warplane?...
2019-08-21, 11:52

Ganesh Chaturthi: Date, Time, Significance Of The Festival And Foods To Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner; this year the grand festival would be celebrated from 2nd September to 12th September. The festival is celebrated with much fervour across Maharashtra,......
2019-08-21, 11:52

Emotions stir in Jerusalem as HBO's 'Our Boys' hits local airwaves A new HBO series on the killing of a Palestinian youth after three Israeli teens were murdered in a deadly summer five years ago is stirring up painful memories for bereaved families on both sides of the conflict....
2019-08-21, 11:26

On Becoming a God in Central Florida Is a Delightful Summer Dramedy About Sunshine-State Strivers It’s hard to live up to a title like On Becoming a God in Central Florida—and at first the new Showtime dramedy seems doomed to disappoint. Set in an Orlando suburb in 1992, it opens with a crisis in the marriage of Travis (Alexander Skarsgard) and Krystal Stubbs (Kirsten Dunst). Travis ...
2019-08-21, 11:26

The 6 Best New Shows of Summer 2019 Television used to take a break every summer, as families vacationed, kids played outside and people lucky enough to live near (or travel to) a body of water stocked up on beach reads. Many of these traditions live on—or so indoor types like myself are told—but Peak TV yields to no weath...
2019-08-21, 11:26

These Naruto-Inspired Water Park Moves Are Making an Infectiously Joyous Splash Instead of using a Naruto run to storm Area 51 — an idea that over 2 million people recently latched onto — these water park attendees got inspired to bring the Japanese anime show’s magic to life in a much less dangerous situation. In a video that began going viral on Reddit on Tu...
2019-08-21, 11:26

What the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Looks Like Without Spider-Man Spider-Man is swinging out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony and Marvel Studios, which previously worked together to create the last two solo Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland, have reached an impasse in negotiations for future rights for the characters, according to a report from Var...
2019-08-21, 11:26

The True Stories Behind the Serial Killers of Mindhunter Season 2 It’s been nearly two years since Mindhunter viewers last saw special agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and psychologist Dr. Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), the leaders of the FBI’s early Behavioral Science Unit who broke new ground searching for serial killers b...
2019-08-21, 11:26

The L.A. Opera Names the Lawyer who will Lead the Placido Domingo Investigation SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera compan...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Cas to hear Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's doping case in public Only second case in Cas history to be held in public Sun faces allegations of wrongdoing during drug testA case in which China’s multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang is accused of anti-doping violations will be held in public in a break from usual procedure.The World Anti-Doping Age...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Phil Neville sets sights on 2023 World Cup ‘dream’ with England Women • England manager hopes to stay in role beyond 2021• Neville gives four players first England Women’s call-upsPhil Neville has a photograph in his office showing the heartache of defeat by USA in the World Cup semi-finals and the image is driving his “dream” to stay beyond his 2021 contract and lead...
2019-08-21, 11:26

County cricket: Yorkshire v Notts, Warwickshire v Somerset – live! Follow the final day of play in latest county gamesEssex scrape win despite bowling Kent out for 40Email Graham, tweet or comment below the line 9.50am BST Good morning from Scarborough ahead of the fourth and final day of this latest round of Championship fixtures. Of the nine games we started the ...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Football transfer rumours: Juventus to sign Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona? Today’s fluff is slowly gathering paceIs this the endgame for Alexis Sánchez at Old Trafford? Manchester United have been trying to offload the striker almost ever since he joined from Arsenal in January last year and, although the idea of the Stretford End seeing the back of him permanently seems a...
2019-08-21, 11:26

MLS and Antifa: America's top flight grapples with political signage ban The lone major North American sports league to ban political statements inside stadiums is finding enforcement isn’t so simpleIf you’ve attended a Major League Soccer match at some point over the past month or so there’s a good chance that you’ll have spotted a certain symbol. At first glance, it co...
2019-08-21, 11:26

West Brom’s Filip Krovinovic: ‘I like to steal things from how Modric plays’ | Ben Fisher The Croatian midfielder, on loan from Benfica, on his family’s road trip with West Brom fans and his love of Harry PotterNot for the first time Filip Krovinovic is smiling. It is bucketing down at West Bromwich Albion’s training base but after making light of the British climate and highlighting Luk...
2019-08-21, 11:26

EU to blame for football's new handball rule, claims Ian Holloway Holloway says people are ‘telling us how to do our own game’Former QPR manager believes Brexit will ‘sort that out’The European Union has been blamed for many of the serious problems in British society, including the power of vacuum cleaners and the shape of bananas, and a new charge must now be add...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Glencore's closure of Congolese cobalt mine 'could backfire' The plummeting price of cobalt has been blamed for the closure of the giant Mutanda mine, but other factors are at play. Owner Glencore is struggling to get the DRC's new president to overturn a 50% super-profits tax....
2019-08-21, 11:26

French police thwart attack on G7 summit French authorities have arrested five people suspected of planning an attack on this weekend's G7 summit in Biarritz. The meeting of world leaders has proved to be a magnet for left-wing protest movements....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Bundesliga: NADA investigating treatment of Eintracht Frankfurt's Martin Hinteregger Eintracht Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger was treated with a needle during his team's Bundesliga opener on Sunday. Now, Germany's National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is investigating the incident....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Italian Prime Minister Conte offers resignation amid political crisis Conte has tendered his resignation and launched a blistering attack on Salvini. The far-right League withdrew its no confidence motion against the prime minister after being taken to task by nearly every other party....
2019-08-21, 11:26

'Swastika' ride shut down by German amusement park An amusement park in southwestern Germany has had to shut down a new ride after people quickly noticed that it looked like a big spinning swastika. The "Adlerflug," German for "eagle's flight," will now be redesigned....
2019-08-21, 11:26

UN impasse could mean killer robots escape regulation It's no longer the stuff of science fiction: Wars could soon be decided by lethal autonomous weapons systems. But a concerted effort to ban "killer robots" through international law at the UN appears to have hit a wall....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Sudan protesters, military form new transitional council Sudan has formed a transitional council that will govern the country for three years, with elections to follow. Many Sudanese welcome a new era after months of unrest, but how serious is the military about democracy?...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Russia blast radiation caused by Skyfall missile, US experts say A failed nuclear-powered cruise missile test was the cause of a recent explosion at a military facility in northwestern Russia, according to US experts. Moscow has provided little information about the incident....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Brexit: Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel to face off over stalemate Ahead of his meeting with the German Chancellor, Boris Johnson has again urged the EU to reopen Brexit negotiations. The silence so far has been deafening. What is Johnson hoping to achieve in Berlin?...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Syria: Idlib insurgents pull out of key rebel town Jihadists and allied rebels have withdrawn from the last major rebel-held bastion in Syria. Government troops have expanded their presence in the area, according to Syrian state TV....
2019-08-21, 11:26

US warns Greece not to harbor Iranian tanker An Iranian-flagged oil tanker recently released by Gibraltar is once again causing diplomatic tensions. The US has warned that any assistance given to the vessel would be considered as support for terrorism....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Mexico court allows recreational cocaine in landmark decision The ruling, which does not allow for the sale of the drug, is now under review by a higher court at the government's request. The organization backing the case told DW it is a step toward ending the "war on drugs."...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Cardinal Pell loses appeal against child sex abuse conviction An Australian court dismissed the former Vatican treasurer's appeal to have his convictions overturned. However, the decision doesn't necessarily mark the end of Cardinal Pell's legal battle to reverse the ruling....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Trump cancels Denmark trip over Greenland snub The US leader gave Denmark the cold shoulder after the Nordic country dismissed the idea of selling Greenland. The move comes two days after Trump said striking a deal on the island was not a top priority....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Trump, Maduro confirm 'secret' contact over Venezuela crisis The US and Venezuelan leaders have confirmed for the first time that their governments are talking behind the scenes. No mention of the opposition was made....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Does Germany need a stimulus package to cope with recession? German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has been mulling an economic stimulus package, should Europe's largest economy slide into a full-blown recession. It would mark a departure from a policy of balanced annual budgets....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Fresh Kashmir border clashes leave several dead Both India and Pakistan offered conflicting reports of casualties. Pakistan on Tuesday announced plans to bring the Kashmir dispute before the UN's top court....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces EU antitrust scrutiny Facebook's Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities. The cryptocurrency plan has been met with intense skepticism from both data protection activists and regulators....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Berlin: German police carry out massive human trafficking raids Nearly 2,000 officers are searching apartments and businesses in the German capital. Berlin prosecutors say they are targeting suspected human traffickers who exploited foreign workers in the construction industry....
2019-08-21, 11:26

British consulate staff member detained after visiting China's Shenzhen China confirmed that it detained a Hong Kong British Consulate employee who went missing on a business trip to mainland China. Britain's Foreign Office said it is "extremely concerned" about the case....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Germany: 20.8 million people with immigrant background While refugees catch the headlines, most migrants come from other parts of Europe. Only 15% of 20.8 million people with an immigrant background came as asylum-seekers....
2019-08-21, 11:26

‘Please, Let It Die’: The Creators Of ‘Stranger Things’ Are Preemptively Begging Fans Not To Do A Viral Campaign To Save The Show When It Gets Canceled While passionate fans have been able to resurrect many shows after their cancellations, like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project, and A.P. Bio, the minds behind one show are pleading with their viewers to leave their program alone: The creators of Stranger Things are preemptively begging fans not ...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Coming Clean: The French Government Has Admitted That The Eiffel Tower Is Meant To Be A Statue Of An Elephant But It Sucks A shocking truth has just emerged about one of the world’s most iconic landmarks: The French government has admitted that the Eiffel Tower is meant to be a statue of an elephant, but it sucks....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Chilling: This New Anti-Smoking Campaign Demonstrates The Horrific Effects Of Having To Make Small Talk With A Coworker By The Dumpster Tobacco use tragically kills more than 8 million people per year worldwide, but this new anti-smoking campaign may have people thinking twice before they pick up a cigarette: This new anti-smoking campaign demonstrates the horrific effects of having to make small talk with a coworker by the dumpster...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Incredibly Sad: This Man Eats Enough Auntie Anne’s To Warrant Using Their App Brace yourself, because this story about Jack Woltizer of Fairfield, CT is going to be a bit of a bummer: Jack eats enough Auntie Anne’s pretzels to warrant using their app....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Land Cruiser Canceled? Here's Toyota's Non-Denial Denial The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most capable SUVs on and off the road today. It’s also one of Toyota’s longest-running U.S. nameplates, but this week rumors have been circulating about its impending demise amid slowing sales. Toyota responded, but not in the most reassuring way....
2019-08-21, 11:26

This Hyundai Aims To Be The World's Most Capable Electric Rally Car While the World Rally Championship is switching to hybrid engines for the 2022 season, rally driver Hayden Paddon and a team of researchers are about to do WRC one better. They’re coming out with a Hyundai Kona EV rally car in 2020, a vehicle that will be able to complete a full-length event solely ...
2019-08-21, 11:26

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is a Torquier Version Of An Already Great Truck Ram started the half-ton diesel craze back in 2013 when it announced the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Since then, the brand lost ground to legal issues related to emissions and stiff competition from Ford and Chevy. But now Ram is back in the game with a new diesel engine for its latest “DT” generation truck...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Why The Toyota Camry Is Still The Gold Standard The Toyota Camry is, for lack of a better term, the gold standard of mid-sized sedans. They are freaking everywhere. If a day goes by where I don’t see a Camry, it’d be a very weird day indeed. So, why are they so popular?...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Trump's Attempt To Rollback Fuel Efficiency Standards Is Blowing Up In His Face: Report The Trump Administration’s attempts to scale back Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions regulations isn’t going smoothly lately, with much of the auto industry rejecting the proposal, the State of California ignoring the proposal, and even the EPA is reportedly struggling to scientifically justify...
2019-08-21, 11:26

This Old Volkswagen Rabbit Brochure Makes A Couple Of Really Weird Points Recently, a kind reader possibly seeking to avoid the grim self-made prison of a hoarder, sent me about a hundred or so pounds of prime, uncut ’70s and ’80s-era car brochures. There’s so much good stuff in there, and it’ll take me forever to go through it all, but as I find interesting things, I’ll ...
2019-08-21, 11:26

How To Make A Cheap Steering Wheel Cover Look Not-Terrible If your steering wheel’s ratty from years in the sun, not to mention grease from your fast-food-loving hands, one of those slip-on steering wheel covers you can pick up wherever is a convenient solution. It’s also grossly inelegant. But there are ways to rock it without looking completely awful....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Vision Zero Is The Wrong Goal On February 28, 25-year-old bike messenger Aurilla Lawrence was killed by a truck driver in Brooklyn. After killing her, the truck driver did not stop. Following a familiar pattern whenever a cyclist is killed by a driver, the NYPD rushed to make excuses for the driver, hypothesizing the driver did...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Please Lend Me a Quarter-Million Dollars So I Can Build the Ultimate Custom Van Hi, my name is Brent (“Hi, Brent”), and I live in a van. No, not down by a river. No, you’re not the first person to think of that joke. I actually live and work out of a van, zig-zagging the country and documenting much of the stuff that happens. In the beginning, I was going to try to do it for a ...
2019-08-21, 11:26

How My Wedding Turned Into The Worst Day Of My Life About a year ago, almost exactly, my fiancée and I were enjoying our destination wedding in Wyoming with a very small group of our people. Then I had to go and get airlifted to overnight surgery and a nine-day hospital stint. “Happiest day of my life” it was not....
2019-08-21, 11:26

The 591 HP 2020 Audi RS6 Avant Is Coming To America (Updated) There’s a new sporty wagon today, and it’s the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant. It’s reportedly supposed to be revealed later, but here it is, for your eyes, in all its long-roof glory, waiting for your appreciation and acknowledgement. It even might come with a surprise....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Hot Damn, We're Going To Europa Of all the planets and moons in our solar system that are likely to harbor life, Europa has to be one of the most promising. I mean, yeah, Earth is pretty good too, but after Earth, the ocean-world of the Jovian moon Europa is full of exciting possibility for biological life. It seems that we should...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Ford Finally Brings Its NASCAR Xfinity Series Mustang Out Of 2011 If we think about it, 2011 was a simpler time. Half of the population didn’t yell “Fake news!” at every mention of, oh, climate change or any other existential crisis, NASCAR didn’t have elimination playoffs, and LMFAO was teaching us all how to party rock and exude self-confidence, one song replay ...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Comment Of The Day: When Is Diesel Actually A Good Deal Edition It’s easy to get wrapped up in excitement over the fact that half-ton diesel trucks are a thing now. At least, I know myself and David Tracy here are feeling it. But if you’re really thinking about plunking down the cash to buy one, it pays to do some math first....
2019-08-21, 11:26

The Smartphone Car Key Thing Needs To Stop People generally seem to be on board with the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. I know I am. It looks great, is probably real comfortable and comes with a ton of power. But it also has a Phone As A Key feature, which is a terrible idea and a trend I wish automakers would drop altogether....
2019-08-21, 11:26

Rolls-Royce Says 'Hell Yes' To Summer Pastels The sun is out and it’s hot as can be. It’s the middle of the summer and it’s warm out. What can cool you off more than some exquisite colors on some of Rolls-Royce’s best. Ghost, Wraith, and Dawn; each look better in pastel. Obviously I’d like to have one of each, with the Brooks Brothers pastel go...
2019-08-21, 11:26

The Most Boring Thing About A Vector W8 Is Its Exhaust Note The Vector W8 Twin Turbo was the king of the automotive world’s collective imagination in the 1980s. It was all excess all the time, and it vroom vroomed around in the day dreams of many young and easily influenced automotive enthusiasts. Everything from the wild hard-edged design to the spec sheet ...
2019-08-21, 11:26

Australia Is Third Country to Join U.S. in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz “This is about freedom of shipping,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who denied that Australia was helping the United States put pressure on Iran....
2019-08-21, 11:00

David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, and Felicity Jones join George Clooney's Good Morning, Midnight Former actor/tequila baron George Clooney is tentatively getting back into show business, first with Hulu’s Catch-22 show and those Nespresso ads, and later this year he’ll start production on his adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight. The book is about the parallel st...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Remember the good times with 4 extra minutes of Spider-Man: Far From Home footage Sony and Marvel Studios may be breaking up, with Sony taking full custody of the Spider-Man movies and all of the money they’ve been bringing in, but we’ll always have the memories. Remember when Spider-Man took Captain America’s shield, and he was like “I’m from Queens, you’re from Brooklyn, Empire...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Pose's second season finale serves romance, drama, and spectacle Pose’s triumphant finale doesn’t tie up all the storylines from its second season (hello, does Elektra still have a dissolved body in her closet?), but it hits all the right emotional beats for the show, bringing a season that took a lot of big swings—not all of which hit their target—to a head and ...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Glencore to expand controversial mining operations at McArthur River in Northern Territory Mine has been subject to allegations of contaminating environment and mismanagement of toxic waste Glencore has been given the green light to start work on its plans to vastly extend its controversial mining operations at McArthur River in the Northern Territory.The resource company, McArthur River ...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Cleanaway takes over SKM amid Victoria's recycling rubbish crisis Australia’s largest garbage company buys $60m of debt, aiming to get SKM ‘back to capacity’The garbage company Cleanaway has taken effective control of most of the Victorian recycling group SKM and says it wants to stem the state’s rubbish crisis.Cleanaway said it had paid about $60m to the Commonwe...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Sewn up: G7 deal with retailers aims to bury fast fashion Growth in environmental concern pushes retailers to speed up attempts at sustainabilityThere have been few fashion statements over the years at G7 summits (dress code: world leader suit, sensible shoes).But this year, G7 leaders will be joined by more than 20 fashion retailers and brands, including ...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Montara oil spill: site's new operator rejects suggestion it couldn't afford second clean-up Jadestone CEO says it could cover the cost of cleaning up a major spill, even though company has never made a profitThe new operator of the site of Australia’s worst ever oil spill has dismissed concerns it might not have the financial capacity to clean up should disaster strike again.Ten years ago ...
2019-08-21, 11:00

No Immediate Relief For P Chidambaram As Matter Sent To Chief Justice Congress MP P Chidambaram's lawyer has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation under what law his client has been told to appear within two hours in an alleged corruption case....
2019-08-21, 11:00

Lookout Notice For P Chidambaram, Facing Arrest; No Court Relief For Now Former union minister P Chidambaram, with investigating agencies on his trail, failed to win a reprieve this morning after he asked the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing on his petition for......
2019-08-21, 11:00

Babulal Gaur, Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Dies At 89 Babulal Gaur Death: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur died this morning at a private hospital in Bhopal after a prolonged illness....
2019-08-21, 11:00

"He Is Being Shamefully Hunted Down": Priyanka Gandhi Backs P Chidambaram As former Union Minister P Chidambaram appeared to face arrest in a corruption investigation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted in support of the senior Congress leader, alleging that he was being......
2019-08-21, 11:00

Heads Shaved, 150 UP Medical Students March On Road On Seniors' Orders A group of 150 first-year medical students were forced to shave their heads and salute their seniors, in an alleged case of ragging that took place at a university in Saifai village in Uttar Pradesh......
2019-08-21, 11:00

French Minister, In Call With Pak, Calls For "Restraint" Over Kashmir Jammu Kashmir Issue: France has called for "restraint and de-escalation" in a phone-call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, asserting that it is "essential to abstain from any......
2019-08-21, 11:00

Intel Alerts Presence Of 4 Terrorists. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh On Alert Four terrorists, including a Pakistani agent, may have infiltrated into the country using Afghanistan passports, intelligence inputs have said, prompting authorities in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to......
2019-08-21, 11:00

3 Dead As Helicopter For Flood Relief Hits Cable, Crashes In Uttarakhand Three people in a helicopter carrying relief material to the flood-affected areas in Uttarakhand died after their chopper crashed this afternoon. The private helicopter crashed in Uttarkashi district......
2019-08-21, 11:00

Babulal Gaur Dies At 89, PM Modi Condoles Death Of The Veteran BJP Leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur, saying he continuously worked to strengthen the party....
2019-08-21, 11:00

In Yogi Adityanath's Cabinet Expansion, A Promotion For Riot-Accused MLA Chief Minister Yogi Aditayanath's Uttar Pradesh government carried out its first cabinet reshuffle today, more than two years after the BJP took charge of the state. A total of 23 ministers were......
2019-08-21, 11:00

Babulal Gaur, Ex-Chief Minister, Worked His Way Up From Jana Sangh Days Babulal Gaur, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and a senior BJP leader, died at a hospital in Bhopal on Wednesday. The 89-year-old had been in hospital since August 7, when his blood pressure......
2019-08-21, 11:00

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi Back P Chidambaram, Say He's Being Persecuted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today joined the chorus from his party condemning the government over the case against former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who faces arrest in a corruption investigation......
2019-08-21, 11:00

Punjab: Army Choppers Airdrop Food Packets In Flood-Hit Areas Of Ludhiana Helicopters of the Indian Army were pressed into service on Wednesday to airdrop food packets in flood-hit villages of Punjab's Jalandhar district as they remain inundated because of breaches in the......
2019-08-21, 11:00

Film Star Manju Warrier, Crew To Stay "At Own Risk" In Flood-Hit Himachal Manju Warrier and her film crew, including filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, got stranded in Himachal Pradesh on Monday after flash floods and landslides blocked the roads in many parts of the state....
2019-08-21, 11:00

SpiceJet To Shift Entire Mumbai Operations To Terminal 2 From October 1 SpiceJet's entire operations (passenger and cargo) at Mumbai Airport will be consolidated at Terminal 2from October 1, said the airline's chairman in a statement....
2019-08-21, 11:00

IP proxy network vs VPN - which is right for you? Gathering accurate online data can be difficult for businesses which is why Luminati is working on building the world’s largest business proxy network. The company has connected millions of devices through its P2P network which it uses to provide ad-free applications to users in return for th...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Huawei’s HarmonyOS to attain 2% smartphone market share in 2020 Huawei’s in-house developed multi-device operating system – HarmonyOS – is expected to enter the market this year and attain around 2% global market share in 2020. Neil Shah, Research Director for Devices and Ecosystems at Counterpoint Technology Market Research, told ...
2019-08-21, 11:00

OnePlus TV to debut exclusively in India next month, will be available on Amazon OnePlus has confirmed that its much anticipated OnePlus TV will launch exclusively in India before anywhere else in the world and will be available on Amazon.in.On Monday, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus TV will launch in September 2019. Being the biggest market for OnePlus smartphon...
2019-08-21, 11:00

EMUI 10 based on Android Q offers a glimpse at what is coming next to HUAWEI P30 series Huawei recently announced the tenth iteration of its Emotion UI during its Developer Conference in China. EMUI10, like most of its predecessors, will bring a ton of features to the table including old favorites from previous iterations as well as some new ones.EMUI10 will showcase Huawei’s un...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Vivaldi 2.7 will stop noisy websites scaring you out of your skin Vivaldi's latest feature will welcomed by anyone who's ever jumped out of their seat when a website started autoplaying a noisy video. Vivaldi 2.7, out today, allows you to mute tabs before they make a peep, so you can be confident nothing will start blaring while you're browsing.The ...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Mirrorless vs DSLR cameras: 10 key differences So you want to get into photography and you're looking for a decent camera that you can build a system around. Do you go for a mirrorless camera or a DSLR?At one point, that was easy question to answer: you had to buy a DSLR if you wanted to get creative with your photography. But in 2008 Panas...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Dell reveals most compact AIO PC ever Dell has revealed a new ultra-flexible all-in-one PC release as it looks to give businesses more choice in their office hardware.Choosing between the sleek form factor of an AIO PC and the upgradability of a desktop is one of the tough decisions that businesses have to make when outfitting their off...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Hijacker shot dead after taking 37 hostage A man who took a bus and its 37 passengers hostage on a bridge in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead on Tuesday by a police sniper, according to authorities....
2019-08-21, 11:00

US airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day weekend The trade group Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 17.5 million passengers will fly on US carriers between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3. That would be 2.5 million passengers a day and a 4% increase over the same week last year....
2019-08-21, 11:00

The first hard seltzer festival has been announced Something big is bubbling up. America’s thirst for spiked seltzer has only just begun — at least, that’s what the creators of Fizz Fight, a brand new festival and tasting competition celebrating the official drink of summer 2019, are banking on. For just $30 ($40 after Sept. 1), gu...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Thousands of birds killed by ‘baseball-sized’ hail during Montana storm More than 11,000 waterfowl and wetland birds were killed after “baseball-sized” chunks of hail fell on a Montana wildlife management area last weekend, state officials said....
2019-08-21, 11:00

New York is the ‘least friendly state’ — and darn proud of it Surprising no one, New York ranked dead last in a new study of the friendliest states in America. Travel website Big 7 posed the question via its social media channels — which they say reach 1.5 million people total — and respondents put Minnesota in first place. The survey just proves t...
2019-08-21, 11:00

California freeway crossing to give wildlife room to roam LOS ANGELES — Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. Famous for traveling across two freeways and making a huge Los Angeles park his home, the lonesome big cat has become a symbol......
2019-08-21, 11:00

New tool helps the visually impaired surf the web For those who can’t see well, hearing is believing. A new tool aims to help the visually impaired better browse the internet using high-tech speakers and a virtual assistant. Voice Exploration, Retrieval and Search (VERSE) merges elements of screen readers and voice assistants to create an ins...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Brazil’s environmental changes under a far-right climate skeptic RIO DE JANEIRO — Pressure is rising around the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with Brazil’s pledge to fight global warming, as the international community gathers in the northern state of Bahia for a week-long UN workshop on climate change. Bolsonaro, a far-right climate skepti...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Weight Watchers releases controversial weight loss app for children Weight Watchers came under fire this month after releasing a weight loss app for children and young teens that critics say encourages eating disorders. WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, released the Kurbo App on Aug. 13 and described the program as “a scientifically-proven behavior change progr...
2019-08-21, 11:00

I transformed from a smoking, overweight mess to a marathon runner In her 20s, Brittany O’Neill was a self-proclaimed mess. Then living on the Upper West Side, she smoked a pack and a half of Marlboro Lights a day, had six figures of student loan debt and her job running a theater company had some unhealthy side effects. “In the entertainment industry, you go...
2019-08-21, 11:00

German theme park forced to shut down ride that looked like ‘flying swastikas’ A theme park in Germany was forced to close their new ride Eagle Fly after people said it looked like “flying swastikas.” Park guests reported the resemblance to Tatzmania theme park in Löffingen after it debuted. The ride, which opened at the end of July, features one long arm with two ...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Chick-fil-A and Popeyes lead Twitter beef over ‘best chicken’ These two fast-food chicken chains are having a major beef. Chick-fil-A has long held the top spot for America’s favorite chicken sandwich, but recently Southern fried chicken franchise Popeyes has come up with its own delicious version, which many eaters say gives the so-called “Home of...
2019-08-21, 11:00

One dead, over 100 sickened in Spain’s pork listeria outbreak A 90-year-old woman in Spain has died, marking the first fatality linked to an outbreak of listeria that has sickened over 100 others. About half of those remain hospitalized, with authorities tracing the outbreak to a pork meat supplier in the southern region of Andalusia. The outbreak was first re...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Rare props from ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Batman’ and other classics up for auction Calling all film geeks. Rare and iconic memorabilia from some of history’s most celebrated movies — including the sword Mel Gibson wielded in “Braveheart” and the complete suit from 1989’s “Batman” — are going up for auction. Prop Store is putting 900 ...
2019-08-21, 11:00

‘Cocooning’ parents want family to stay the hell away from newborns When Nicolle and Brad Pritchard bring their newborn home from the hospital in a couple of weeks, they’ll arrive to an empty apartment: no friends, no family, not even their own parents. That’s because the Pritchards have imposed a strict visiting policy: no guests at their Bed-Stuy apart...
2019-08-21, 11:00

Paul Pogba: Man Utd's Harry Maguire calls for action after racist abuse Manchester United's Harry Maguire calls on social media companies to "stop these pathetic trolls" after team-mate Paul Pogba is subjected to racist abuse online....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Union Berlin remembers deceased fans in moving tribute There's a special bond between German football club Union Berlin and its fans and the closeness of that relationship was honored in a poignant way over the weekend as the team made its Bundesliga debut....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Kaepernick reveals what led him to risk his career It was ultimately a means of taking on police brutality and systemic racial injustice, but former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick says his decision to kneel in protest during the pregame National Anthem began with one man....
2019-08-21, 10:26

The best photography from Cortona on the Move festival 2019 – in pictures The relationship between humans and the landscape is the theme of Italy’s leading contemporary photography festival. Now in its ninth year, Cortona on the Move brings together photographers from around the world with a program of exhibitions, lectures and workshops taking place until 29 September Co...
2019-08-21, 10:26

A world of ice and fire: life with the Nenets – in pictures For thousands of years the Nenets people have migrated with their reindeer herds across the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Arctic. In October 2016, Alegra Ally travelled to north-west Siberia to join a family and document their way of life as autumn turned to winterNew Path – A Window on Nenets Life...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G review: bigger, faster and lasts longer Company’s S-line king joins the handful of good 5G phones in the UK, but is only for big-phone loversThe Galaxy S10 5G is the largest, most advanced and most expensive smartphone in Samsung’s current lineup, aimed not just at being “the 5G one” but also the best one.Unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, which c...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Israeli government accused of abandoning soldiers with PTSD Up to one in 12 soldiers report symptoms, yet struggle for official recognition and access to helpIsraeli soldiers have accused the government of abandoning them with little support for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by their military service, according to local mental health groups an...
2019-08-21, 10:26

'We feel very helpless': Hong Kong family voice fears for detained UK consulate worker Rally will be held outside UK consulate in Hong Kong on Wednesday following news of Simon Cheng’s detention on mainland ChinaThe family of a UK consulate worker detained in mainland China during a trip from Hong Kong nearly two weeks ago have voiced their fears for his safety, saying they “feel very...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Activist’s home bombed in suspected attempt to stop Malawi's mass protests Petrol bomb attack targets Timothy Mtambo, at forefront of protests against alleged rigging of May’s electionsThe home of a leading human rights activist in Malawi has been petrol bombed in what is believed to be a deliberate and targeted move to stop mass demonstrations planned for next week.Three ...
2019-08-21, 10:26

North Korea now able to miniaturise nuclear warheads – Japan defence report Upcoming review out of Tokyo will reportedly say missile programme poses ‘serious and imminent threat’ Japan’s government will reportedly state that North Korea is capable of miniaturising nuclear warheads in a forthcoming defence report, it has emerged.Tokyo will upgrade its estimate of the regime’...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Sebastian Maniscalco: the record-breaking comic who impressed Scorsese The world’s fifth highest-earning comedian talks about going from serving Robert De Niro drinks to co-starring with him on screenIt’s an early Thursday morning in Los Angeles and Sebastian Maniscalco sounds weary, but for good reason. Not only is he enjoying time with a new baby (his son, Caruso Jac...
2019-08-21, 10:26

So we’d be happier as empty-nester parents? That’s rubbish | Simon Hattenstone My children are adults, and the house is buzzing with life. Even thinking of them leaving fills me with a sense of lossChristoph Becker and his colleagues at Heidelberg University in Germany have discovered that people with kids are actually happier than people without – so long as the kids have lef...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Ignore the sneering: young people’s rage is an age-old sign of failed politics | Fiona Sturges Like the rockers and ravers before them, this generation treats the choices of their elders with alarmIn the documentary Everybody in the Place, the Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller delivers a talk to a group of sixth-form politics students about late-80s acid house in Britain. As well as d...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Just as in 1914, the Brexit buildup is making calamity feel inevitable | Rafael Behr The Damascene moment remainers hoped for shows no sign of coming, and disaster feels all too predictableThe historian AJP Taylor argued that Europe was plunged into the first world war by the inexorable operation of train timetables. He was not ignoring historic rivalries between the continent’s gre...
2019-08-21, 10:26

How often do Americans change their underwear? The statistics stink | Arwa Mahdawi The latest findings may appear disgusting at first glance (or sniff). But it’s ‘advertistics’ such as this that are the real problemAmericans are disgusting. Actually, let me rephrase that: 45% of Americans are disgusting. According to a study, 45% of them have worn the same pair of underpants for t...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Shock! Horror! Do you know how much time you spend on your phone? Writer Adrienne Matei spends two hours and 20 minutes a day on her phone – which might seem fine, until you realize it amounts to 35 full days a year. What’s your number?How much time do you spend on your phone? Share your screen time with us here Before beginning to write this article, I spent 20 m...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Bitter leaves: tobacco's devastating global legacy A new book by Rocco Rorandelli, Bitter Leaves, explores the environmental, health and social impacts of the tobacco cycle, from seed to sale“With a long history of denying the health risks of smoking and second-hand smoke, obscuring the truth about tobacco and deceiving smokers, the tobacco industry...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Ohio newspaper that battled injustice for 150 years to shut down: 'Scary for democracy' The Vindicator’s closure means Youngstown will be the largest US city without a major paper, and is the latest blow to an ailing American news industryIt was in the late 1920s that the Ku Klux Klan regularly began gathering outside the home of William F Maag Jr in Youngstown. Maag owned the Vindicat...
2019-08-21, 10:26

'People have had enough': Mexican town that lynched alleged kidnappers Shocking act in Tepexco is just one example of wider malady blighting countries from Bolivia to BrazilSocorro Muñoz fled indoors as the laurel-lined square outside her shop became a public execution ground one sunny afternoon in early August.“I didn’t want to see,” the 62-year-old storekeeper explai...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Cooling goo sidewalks and other strange new weapons in the war on urban heat Los Angeles faces a doubling of its extreme heat days but has fresh ideas to keep residents cool - and tackle the inequality of who suffersLos Angeles can sometimes feel like a sprawling hellscape of heat: in the northern valleys and the southern city, metal playground equipment, car steering wheels...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Beatings, murders and prisoners set on fire: inside the prison called 'gangland' Inmates report gangs enforce the rules at South Mississippi Correctional Institution, where violence is surging and ‘horrific’ attacks leave ‘no doubt the prison is unsafe’Jeffery Wilemon clutched his gut, throbbing in pain as he lay on his bed inside the South Mississippi Correctional Institution i...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Blow to 10,000-hour rule as study finds practice doesn't always make perfect Research of violinists undermines popular idea as average players practise more than best onesWith blatant disregard for the public benefits of motivational idioms, researchers have concluded that practice does not, necessarily, make perfect.A study of violinists found that merely good players pract...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Trade war fears swirl as Trump vows to 'take China on' –- business live Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsIntroduction: Trump says China ‘rips US off’President downplays recession fears, but could cut taxesGermany to sell 30-year bond at zero coupon todayComing up: UK public finances 9.04am BST Trump’s criticism of China helped to dampen the mood...
2019-08-21, 10:26

US risks China's anger after sealing $8bn deal to sell Taiwan 66 fighter jets Trump administration approves $8bn sale but Beijing says Washington will ‘bear the consequences’The Trump administration has approved the sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan in a move expected to anger Beijing.Taiwan will get the latest version of the Lockheed Martin-built fighter, the F-16C/D Block ...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Vatican invokes Cardinal George Pell's 'right to appeal' after child sexual abuse conviction upheld Former Vatican treasurer, and most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of child sexual assault, maintains innocence after losing appealThe most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of child sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell, has lost his appeal against his conviction,...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Revealed: emails raise ethical questions over Trump official's role in gas project Documents obtained by the Guardian suggest interior secretary is promoting effort tied to his former firmThe US interior secretary, David Bernhardt, is promoting a fossil fuel project for which his former employer, a lobbying firm, is a paid advocate, e-mails obtained by the Guardian suggest.Experts...
2019-08-21, 10:26

'We’re taking this seriously': Nevada county has emergency plans to deal with Area 51 event While the viral "Storm Area 51" event that is seemingly set to take place may be a joke to some, the county that houses the secret U.S. military base is not laughing about it....
2019-08-21, 10:26

US launches countdown clock to warn of Russia and China arming Iran Western allies have 15 months to unify against Iran before the regime is free to buy and sell weapons under the 2015 nuclear deal, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
2019-08-21, 10:26

To be 'best of breed,' the Army needs cloud computing, says Army secretary To win against adversaries such as China and Russia, the Army can't just be better than a single competitor, it needs to be the best overall, and that requires cloud computing....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Huawei: U.S. blacklisting more partners 'politically motivated' Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies has slammed the U.S. government for a decision to add 46 more affiliates to a blacklist it says is "politically motivated."...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Russia accuses U.S. of escalating tensions with missile test Russian officials on Tuesday accused the United States of stoking tensions with the testing of a ground-launched cruise missile, a weapon previously banned under a nuclear arms treaty that was abandoned this month....
2019-08-21, 10:26

EU rejects demand by British PM Boris Johnson to revise exit deal The European Union rejected a demand Tuesday from British leader Boris Johnson to abandon plans for an "Irish backstop," which has so far been a major hurdle in negotiating Britain's departure from the 28-member bloc....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Syrian rebel forces withdraw from Khan Shaykhun Opposition forces withdrew from the northwest Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun on Tuesday after Syrian government forces invaded Idlib province, local observers said....
2019-08-21, 10:26

South Koreans protest renegotiating costs of U.S. military presence South Korean protesters gathered outside the presidential Blue House on Tuesday to voice opposition to the upcoming military cost-sharing renegotiations between Seoul and Washington....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Report: China boosts food aid to North Korea China is to increase the volume of food supply to North Korea and is encouraging Chinese tourism to the country following President Xi Jinping's first state visit to Pyongyang, according to a Japanese press report....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Hamas threatens Israel over aid payments to poor The militant group Hamas threatened Tuesday to escalate violence if the Israeli government doesn't allow an installment of cash from the Qatari government to reach the poor in Gaza....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte slams deputy, says he'll resign over political crisis Amid a political crisis and another election, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he'll resign -- as the nation is being driven into chaos by a deputy who's only interested in advancing his own prospects....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Two Hong Kong officers arrested for allegedly beating man in hospital Two Hong Kong policemen were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault after shocking video showed the men allegedly beating a 62-year-old man strapped to a gurney in a hospital....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Scientists try to mass produce seaweed that reduces methane in cow burps Marine scientists around the world are seeking a way to mass produce an obscure tropical pink seaweed that can stop cows from burping so much methane gas....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Top diplomats of S. Korea, Japan hold talks amid high tensions over trade, history The top diplomats of South Korea and Japan held bilateral talks in Beijing on Wednesday as Seoul is considering whether to renew a military information-sharing pact with Tokyo amid badly frayed relations....
2019-08-21, 10:26

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra reportedly facing EU competition probe Facebook’s controversial ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra is facing a competition probe by the European Union Commission, according to a document seen by Bloomberg. The European Union’s antitrust regulators are “currently investigating potential anti-competitive behavior” amid concerns Facebook would monopoli...
2019-08-21, 10:26

SEC unsurprisingly slaps Russian firm with $270K fine for misleading ICO promotions The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled a fine with a Russian firm that was pushing initial coin offerings (ICOs) without disclosing the fact that it had accepted payment to do so. Late yesterday, the SEC announced it has reached a $268,998 settlement with ICO Rating. ...
2019-08-21, 10:26

Dems accuse DOJ of trying to hobble Congress’ oversight to protect Trump The Justice Department is ignoring centuries of investigations into presidents in an attempt to dramatically curtail Congress’ power to probe President Donald Trump, House Democrats argued Tuesday.In a court filing, House lawyers said the Justice Department’s call to invalidate a subpoena for Trum...
2019-08-21, 10:00

Pennsylvania school district's typo costing it nearly $900G, report says A typo is saving homeowners in one Pennsylvania county about $32 each in property taxes but is costing the school district about $895,000, according to a report. ...
2019-08-21, 10:00

White House expected to replace illegal-immigrant family ‘loophole’: reports The Trump administration on Wednesday plans to end a legal “loophole” that has allowed illegal-immigrant families to enter the U.S., according to reports....
2019-08-21, 10:00

What to know about HER2-negative breast cancer There are two main types of HER2-negative breast cancer: hormone receptor-positive and triple-negative. Many treatments exist, and prognosis varies. Learn more here....
2019-08-21, 10:00

What causes eyebrow pain? There are many possible causes of eyebrow pain, including sinusitis, headaches, shingles, and glaucoma. Learn about these and other causes, as well as how to get relief, here....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea A new study of 20,000 adults with sleep apnea suggests that the risk of cancer could be 2–3 times higher among females with a severe form of the condition....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Causes and home remedies for dark lips Lip color varies from person to person. The lips can become darker for various reasons, and people can use home remedies to care for their lips. Learn about causes and treatments for dark lips here....
2019-08-21, 10:00

What can cause red spots on the feet? There are many possible causes of red spots on the feet, including injuries, insect bites, irritations, and infections. Learn about some common causes and how to treat them here....
2019-08-21, 10:00

How to relieve gum pain fast From tea bags to cold compresses, many home remedies can quickly relieve mild-to-moderate gum pain. Learn about these methods, and when to see a dentist, here....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Yeast infection after sex: What to know While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this article....
2019-08-21, 10:00

What is the best diet for leaky gut syndrome? Leaky gut syndrome causes uncomfortable digestive symptoms. Making certain dietary changes may help people manage these symptoms. Find out which foods to eat, and which to avoid, here....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Everything you need to know about broken ribs Broken ribs are a common injury following an accident or fall. In this article, learn about how to identify the symptoms and what to expect from treatment and recovery....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Police officers inundated with thank you gifts from public after death of Pc Harper Police officers across the UK have said they have been inundated with gifts from members of the public thanking them for their service following the death of Pc Andrew Harper....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Donald Trump accused of anti-Semitism after branding Jewish Democrat voters 'disloyal' Donald Trump has been accused of anti-Semitism after claiming that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."...
2019-08-21, 10:00

GCSE results day 2019: Parents can harm students' mental health by bragging about results on Facebook, education experts warn But she added: "Whether you're deliriously happy or completely despondent it's as ever important to remember that your social media post might have an impact on someone else."...
2019-08-21, 10:00

Ride resembling 'flying swastikas' is shut down by German theme park The operators of the Eagle Fly attraction said they had not noticed the ride's resemblance to the Nazi emblem until they saw footage circulated online....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Boris Johnson Brexit news LIVE: PM to meet Angela Merkel he battles for backstop breakthrough on first trip abroad as leader Boris Johnson will meet Angela Merkel in his first outing on the world stage as Prime Minister, where he is set to call for the Brexit backstop to be scrapped....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Simon Cheng Man-Kit: Chinese foreign ministry says missing British Consulate worker detained for violating the law The Chinese foreign ministry says Simon Cheng Man-Kit who works at the British Consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in Shenzhen for violating the law....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Fulham vs Millwall: Neil Harris aware of 'Premier League qualities' as the Lions head to the Cottage Millwall manager Neil Harris knows his side will be up against a team "with a lot of Premier League qualities" when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Ian Holloway demands Brexit to stop 'European Union changing football' after new handball rules Ian Holloway has bizarrely claimed that Brexit must be pushed through to stop the European Union "telling us what to do" over new handball rules in the Premier League....
2019-08-21, 10:00

Amid Epstein fallout, MIT’s Center for Civic Media director resigns MIT Center for Civic Media director Ethan Zuckerman resigned his position today after learning about the MIT Media Lab's connections with Jeffrey Epstein.Read More...
2019-08-21, 10:00

TriEye raises $2 million more for cameras that can see in the dark Israel-based TriEye has raised $2 million in follow-on funding to develop cameras that can see in the dark and inclement weather conditions.Read More...
2019-08-21, 10:00

Indian Cooking Tips: Ever Heard Of Oil-Free Bread Pakodas? Here's How You Can Make Them At Home Bread pakoda is a fried preparation, but it can also be made oil-free as well. If you don't believe us, try giving the fried version a healthy twist. This hack will allow you to skip the deep-frying!...
2019-08-21, 09:39

Drinking Oolong Tea May Help Combat Breast Cancer: Study Apart from preventing diabetes, this Chinese tea is known to be heart-healthy and brain-healthy as well. Oolong tea extracts may also help stave off breast cancer....
2019-08-21, 09:39

| WATCH | Scene where Brazil bus hijacker shot by police Brazil police block a Rio de Janeiro highway near the site of where a gunman was shot by authorities after holding at least 16 bus passengers hostage....
2019-08-21, 09:39

| Italy PM Conte to offer resignation Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he will tender his resignation at the end of a Senate debate on his government prompted by far-right leader Matteo Salvini....
2019-08-21, 09:39

| Italy in limbo after PM Conte attacks Salvini and resigns Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the government coalition....
2019-08-21, 09:39

| Trump talks Kashmir with India, Pakistan PMs US President Donald Trump has spoken with the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, urging them to reduce tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir....
2019-08-21, 09:39

| Dutch plan big Brexit beach party Thousands of people have signed up on Facebook to a Dutch beach party for Brexit, featuring food from across the European Union to mark Britain's departure....
2019-08-21, 09:39

| Italy's PM Conte: 'Mr Nobody' who found his voice Dubbed "Mr Nobody" when he was named Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte became increasingly assertive in a political crisis that has ripped apart the governing coalition....
2019-08-21, 09:39

| Disgraced Cardinal loses again | Sydney 'black lives matter': WATCH the top world news videos for today Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal | Sydney CBD march for 'black lives matter'; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
2019-08-21, 09:39

High levels of exhaust pollutants may raise risk for degenerative eye disease (Reuters Health) - Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of the vision robbing disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests....
2019-08-21, 09:39