What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview,” the statement said. …

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This Instagram post from Beyonc’s mom has us asking a lot of questions about the twins

June 20, 2017

… Gemini saviors, Lawson posted a video from New York, explaining she was there for a friend’s son’s wedding. “God lets things happen in his time not ours! Don’t try to rush him!” she cryptically added to the post. We all know she would never miss the birth of the twins, who have been reportedly born in Los Angeles, which begs us to ask a few questions that desperately need answers. Were the twins born on Monday, as TMZ reported? Does her caption insinuate the twins …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

President Donald Trump wants to modernize government systems, and he is asking the CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies for help. Many executives, like those at Apple, Amazon, and Google, are listening and offering their words of wisdom, while others, like Facebook, appear to be keeping their distance at least publicly. SEE ALSO: Former Twitter chief likens Trump meeting to ‘waterboarding’ On Monday, tech leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim …

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Journalists Lash Out As Georgia Campaigns Bar Media Right And Left

June 20, 2017

The conservative Washington Free Beacon said its reporter was escorted out ofa campaign event Monday night before Democrat Jon Ossoffwas scheduled to speak on the eve of the election. And a reporter from liberal ThinkProgress said she was barred from events by Republican Karen Handel. Journalists ripped the actions on Twitter. The controversy erupted just hours before the polls were to open Tuesday to decide who will represent Georgias 6th Congressional District. The winner will …

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Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

… than 45 hours in sequestered deliberations since getting the case Monday, telling Judge Steven ONeill as recently as midday Friday that they werent making progress. ONeill sent them back yet again something judges have the discretion to do as many times as they see fit but by Saturday, after six days of fruitless deliberations, the jury convinced ONeill that they were never getting to a unanimous decision. Cosby seemed to know a mistrial could be coming. On Friday, he tweeted thanks to his …

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US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

… the cut mark all the way through his second round late Friday. But he faltered in the closing stages and rounds of 75, 73 for four over gave the 32-year-old extra time to be with fiance Paulina and second child River Jones, who was born Monday. McIlroy, who has missed the last five weeks because of a rib injury, said in the build-up if players couldn’t hit the wide Erin Hills fairways they should “pack their bags and go home.” Well, McIroy was forced to practice what he …

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Kim Jong Un Pal Dennis Rodman Reportedly Heading To North Korea

June 14, 2017

Rodman was spotted at Beijing International Airport Monday and is expected to land in North Korea Tuesday, two Pyongyang officials told CNN. Rodman knows PresidentDonald Trump personally he was a contestant on Trumps TV reality program Celebrity Apprentice and endorsed him during the campaign. Rodman said at a talk three months ago at West Point that Trump told him he wanted to visit North Korea. Rodmans agent,Chris Volo, said at the West Point talk that Dennis would do anything for …

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Trump taunt over Comey tape draws disbelief

June 13, 2017

… intimidation tactic, it almost certainly backfired. That tweet led the former FBI director to leak portions of the memos he had kept to document his conversations with Trump — in the hopes of prompting the appointment of a special counsel. “The President tweeted on Friday, after I got fired, that I better hope there’s not tapes,” Comey said in his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. “I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night, because it …

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British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result

June 12, 2017

London (CNN)UK Prime Minister Theresa May, clinging on in Downing Street, will appeal for the support of her members of parliament (MPs) Monday, after losing the Conservatives a cherished government majority in last week’s election. With her government majority at zero, May has no control over Parliament a week away from the Queen’s Speech, when new laws are presented, and the scheduled start of Brexit talks. Election shock undercuts UK on world stage …

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The legend of Boaty McBoatface lives on in this racehorse

June 7, 2017

The legacy of Boaty McBoatface lives on. In the form of a winning racehorse. The unforgettably named Horsey McHorseface had its maiden win in at a race in Cessnock, Australia, on Monday, proving that yes, even things named after a joke can actually win events. SEE ALSO: Craigslist ad seeks ‘generic’ dad for some wholesome BBQ fun What’s more, the race call on what some have dubbed “the people’s horse,” is rather enjoyable. Please listen: He’s done …

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Kesha awkwardly gets turned down for a hug from Jerry Seinfeld

June 7, 2017

Seinfeld might have ended almost 20 years ago, but Jerry Seinfeld’s penchant for awkward human interactions lives on. On Monday night, Seinfeld attended the National Night of Laughter and Song event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. While there, the comedian was approached by singer Kesha during an interview with radio host Tommy McFly, who uploaded the clip to Twitter. SEE ALSO: Not even Ellen DeGeneres could handle this Jessica Simpson interview …

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Weibo blocks users from posting photos and videos on Tiananmen anniversary

June 7, 2017

… users announcing the systems “upgrade,” saying that some of its functions would not be available until Monday. Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable Comments on that post were closed, and when we attempted to post a comment saying: “I want to comment,” a notice popped up saying that the comment was in violation of Weibo’s community standards. “The contents of your comment has violated Weibo’s Community Regulations or relevant laws, we cannot post the comment …

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Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

… Some more updates are a unified lock screen and notifications center, a redesigned control center, and and updates to Messages. Finally, Apple Pay will allow you to pay friends and family, much like Venmo. Maps gets indoor maps of malls and airports as well as lane guidance for navigation. HomePod Image: wwdc Apple enthusiasts have been wanting their own speaker for quite some time now. At WWDC on Monday, Tim Cook and company introduced just that. The HomePod is essentially Apple’s …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… public vigil for the seven people killed in the van and knife attack on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants. A statement from Mayor Sadiq Khan's office said the vigil will be held at 6 p.m. local time on Monday at Potters Fields Park, an open space which surrounds City Hall on the River Thames near Tower Bridge. The mayor's office says the gathering is an opportunity for Londoners and visitors "to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives in …

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Gulf States In Diplomatic Crisis As Multiple Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

June 5, 2017

… withdrew their ambassadors from Doha, again alleging Qatari support for militant groups. At that time, travel links were maintained and Qataris were not expelled. The diplomatic broadside threatens the international prestige of Qatar, which hosts a large U.S. military base and is set to host the 2022 World Cup. It has for years presented itself as a mediator and power broker for the regions many disputes. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Sydney on Monday that the spat …

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Amazon Alexa is now iCloud calendar compatible

June 2, 2017

… must enable two-factor authentication, but once you do so, adding events is the same as usual. Once you’re all set up, you can try out some following commands: “When is my next event?” “What’s on my calendar?” “Whats on my calendar Monday at 12:00 p.m.?” “Add bowling with Beyonc to my calendar.” A spokesperson confirmed that iCloud calendar support is now available on Alexa in the US, UK, and Germany, so grab your assistant …

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I ran a half marathon with AI to test the future of trainers

June 1, 2017

… challenge on a Monday with the race on Saturday. That gave me four days to get ready for the half marathon. A quick note for you, dear readers: Don’t try this at home. Runner’s World suggests committing between 10 to 14 weeks to train for a half marathon, especially for novice racers. I’m active, and run roughly the equivalent of 10 miles a week between jogging and Muay Thai training, but I had never run a road race or jogged over seven miles in one go before this adventure. …

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So today, a ‘Simpsons’ GIF was part of sophisticated international diplomacy

June 1, 2017

… trolled Trump and released photos of him on the internet After Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President of France, Emmanuel Macron to deliver a joint press conference on Monday, much to the ire of Ukrainians, Putin said Anna Yaroslavna, queen consort of France from 1051 to 1060, was Russian. Ukraine later @’ed Russia on Tuesday to set the record straight and give the country a little history refresher about Yaroslavna, who married France’s King Henry I but was in fact …

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BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage

May 30, 2017

Robert Bosch GmbH after missing parts for models including the bestselling 3-Series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa. A lack of steering gears supplied by Bosch, the world’s largest car parts supplier, means there’s only limited vehicle production at various German plants, while factories in Tiexi, China, and Rosslyn, South Africa, have moved up or extended planned interruptions, BMW purchasing chief Markus Duesmann said Monday in an emailed …

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Zoo tiger death: Victim named as Rosa King – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRosa King, pictured in 2016, was killed by a tiger A zoo-keeper who died after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park in Cambridgeshire has been named as 33-year-old Rosa King. The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, at about 11:15 BST on Monday. Friend Garry Chisholm, a wildlife photographer in his spare time, said she was the “focal point” and “shining light” of the wildlife park. …

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Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber ‘warnings’ – BBC News

May 29, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmateur footage shows armed police on Searby Rd, Gorton MI5 is to hold an inquiry into the way it dealt with warnings from the public that the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was a potential threat. Whitehall officials have acknowledged the security service will examine what assumptions had been made about the 22-year-old before last Monday’s attack. It has emerged it was alerted to his extremist views at least …

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Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… he said to them: “I just want to say how incredibly proud I was to be Mancunian this week. “Hearts were broken on Monday. And what I’ve seen of this city and you lot will stay with me for the rest of my life.” He recalled a woman who sang Oasis’s Don’t Look Back In Anger after the one-minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square on Thursday, with the rest of those present gradually joining in. Inspired by that woman, Fray played the song that has now become …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events – BBC News

… police officers have been freed up by a decision to deploy the Army to protect key sites including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Policing will also be stepped up at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham and the football play-offs at Wembley on Sunday and Monday. Met Police Ch Supt Jon Williams said operations will include both high-profile and covert tactics. “All of this is designed to make the policing approach unpredictable and to make London as hostile an …

May 27, 2017
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Tom Hardy’s Fundraiser For Manchester Victims Has Already Surpassed Its Goal

… set a 15,000 goal for the fundraiser, and donations have already surpassed that. The money will go toward the British Red Cross Society. Those affected by the tragedy are helping out in other ways as well: Manchester-area blood banks have received an overwhelming number of donors following the deadly attack. The suicide bombing Monday at Grandes concert at Manchester Arena left 22 people dead, including an 8-year-old girl and several teenagers. …

May 26, 2017
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Miley Cyrus Dedicates Emotional ‘Voice’ Performance To Ariana Grande And Victims

The world was rocked this Monday night after learning about the explosion that went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. It has since been reported that 22 lives were claimed, and many more concertgoers were severely injured. Immediately, there was an outpour of love for Ariana andthe victims of the attack on social media, including a ton of support and love from fellow celebrities. Miley Cyrus posted a touching photo of herself and Ariana on Instagram with the following …

May 25, 2017
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