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Trump's Homeland Security Chief Not Sure If Norway Is Mostly White

Trump's Homeland Security Chief Not Sure If Norway Is Mostly WhiteWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that she doesn’t know if Norway is predominantly white.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 1:38 PM

Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom says

Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom saysA New York woman claims her 15-year-old son was fatally shot over an iPhone by one of his own friends.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 10:31 AM

Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family

Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri FamilyIt’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 9:53 PM

Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purge

Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purgeThe luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The some 200 detainees occupied half the hotel's 492 rooms. The rest was closed to business. The hotel's website now accepts bookings from Feb. 14, quoting a nightly rate for its cheapest room of 2,439 riyals (£480). Saudi authorities have said they expect the vast majority of suspects to agree to financial settlements of charges against them, and that Riyadh hopes to recover about $100 billion of illicit funds. A small number are expected to be prosecuted. Construction giant Saudi Binladin Group said on Saturday that some of its shareholders might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities. Chairman Bakr Bin Laden and several family members were detained in the crackdown. In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved paying more than $1 billion, according to a Saudi official. Another top businessman who has been held at the Ritz-Carlton is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding. A Saudi official said this week that he was negotiating a possible settlement but so far had not agreed on terms. It has been rumoured, Mr Talal, one of the world’s richest men, could be forced to pay as much as $7bn. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a massive political and economic shake-up, marked by the sudden appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June. The 32-year-old son of the king has spearheaded the unprecedented crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family, as he consolidates his grip on power in the kingdom.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 2:22 PM

MLK's Daughter Says We Must Remember Her Mother's Legacy, Too

MLK's Daughter Says We Must Remember Her Mother's Legacy, TooBernice King says those honoring her father on Martin Luther King Jr. Day should also remember another incredibly important figure in the civil rights movement: her mother, Coretta Scott King.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 2:22 PM

'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome

'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” is an immersive, multisensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition chronicles the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 6:18 PM

Hawaii employee responsible for sending out ballistic missile alert in error is reassigned

Hawaii employee responsible for sending out ballistic missile alert in error is reassignedThe Hawaii state employee responsible for sending out an erroneous missile alert of a ballistic missile threat has been reassigned. “The employee in question has been temporarily reassigned within our Emergency Operations Center pending the outcome of our internal investigation. A Saturday morning alert warning Hawaii residents of an incoming ballistic missile threw the archipelago into a panic and left officials scrambling to reassure resident that they were safe.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 2:40 PM

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents fleeSpectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days. Lava spurting from Mayon volcano lit up the sky overnight Monday in what scientists said was a sign of increasing activity that prompted official calls for evacuation of areas under threat from a major eruption.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 9:52 AM

Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problemsTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida's Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 11:52 PM

Tweeters Ridicule Donald Trump Over 'Uninspired' New Nickname For Political Rival

Tweeters Ridicule Donald Trump Over 'Uninspired' New Nickname For Political RivalFolks online think President Donald Trump sucks at the nickname game.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:35 AM

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