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Queen honours Emma Thompson, Kenny Dalglish

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:34

Actress Emma Thompson and football legend Kenny Dalglish were on Friday named in Queen Elizabeth II's honours list, but survivors and emergency responders to the Grenfell Tower disaster were notably absent as the first anniversary of the fire approaches. Oscar-winner Thompson, famed for her roles in "Harry Potter" and "The Remains of the Day", has been granted the title of Dame in the annual roll call of the great and the good of British society. The 59-year-old -- described in the official citation of the honours committee as one of the UK's most versatile and celebrated actresses -- is joined by actors Tom Hardy and Keira Knightley, who received the Order of the British Empire "for services to drama".

Are Portable Air Conditioners a Lot of Hot Air?

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:06

Think of portable air conditioners as the cooling choice of last resort. They’re better than a fan, but not much. That’s what Consumer Reports discovered in its tests of portable air conditioners...

Hawaii lava evacuee recounts neighborhood shooting near flow

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:46

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman who evacuated her Hawaii home because of the erupting Kilauea volcano said Thursday she filmed an angry neighbor shooting at a man near a lava flow.

More than 200 arrested in Venezuela crackdown on 'speculators'

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:33

Venezuelan authorities have arrested more than 200 people since April as part of a crackdown on alleged currency speculators as the country battles world-record hyperinflation, Vice President Tareck El Aissami said Friday. "We have arrested 216 people directly involved in these criminal acts, who are awaiting trial," Aissami told reporters in Caracas, adding that arrest warrants had been issued for a further 201 people. "We have seized 12 billion bolivars in cash -- some $150,000 according to the official rate, and $5,000 on the black market -- that were ready for smuggling.

Trump Surprises Staff, Wants Russia at G7

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:04

Donald Trump's new comments on Russia are causing a split with allies. Fmr. NSC staffer Ned Price says Trump is "trying to destroy" the international order and furthering Putin's goals. Jennifer Rubin, Neera Tanden, and Yamiche Alcindor join Katy Tur.

Trump repeats false claim that a 'Democrat bill' is to blame for his policy of separating migrant children from their parents

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:37

President Trump says Democrats are responsible for migrant children being taken from their parents. In fact, the child separations are the result of recent Trump administration policy.

From fried chicken to used mattresses, the complete Scott Pruitt scandal dossier

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:30

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is under investigation over more than a dozen allegations of waste (including first-class air travel), abuse of power and ethical lapses. Here’s a list.

Hawaii volcano: New land formed as lava flows meet ocean

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:16

The footage taken from a helicopter also reveals the interaction between lava and seawater creating a white plume called “laze”. The new land looks stable, but hides a foundation of loose rubble that can collapse into the ocean, according to scientists at the United States Geological Survey. An entire neighbourhood has been wiped off the map in Hawaii as Kilauea continues to spew lava.

Kamiyah Mobley Case: Gloria Williams Gets 18 Years for Kidnapping Newborn from Hospital, Raising Baby As Her Own

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:06

Gloria Williams had pleaded guilty to kidnapping a baby girl from a Florida hospital.

'Hidden beauty near the shore' — Photography by Toru Kasuya

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:59

One of Japan’s emerging stars in the field of marine life photography, Toru Kasuya was the recent Grand Prize Winner of the 6th annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize, whose mission is to raise the profile of promising Japanese photographers globally.

The Latest: AFP photographer wounded at Gaza protest

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:35

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Gaza protests and Jerusalem Day demonstrations around the Middle East (all times local):

Indiana man arrested for Boston 'free speech' rally shooting threat

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:13

Authorities on Friday arrested an Indiana man on a federal charge he threatened to shoot white attendees at a Boston rally last August of far-right speakers days after a deadly protest by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, prosecutors said. The Boston "Free Speech" rally, in a city known for liberal politics and as a cradle of the American Revolution, drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters and a massive police presence aimed at averting the sort of violence seen in Charlottesville. An indictment filed in federal court in Boston said Eric Radulovic, 32, had been upset by the death of a counterprotester at the Charlottesville rally when he posed as a white supremacist and posted the online threat.

Anthony Bourdain, Celebrated American Chef, Dead at 61 from Apparent Suicide

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:42

The host of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France on Friday morning.

Here Are Some Of Anthony Bourdain's Most Powerful Pieces Of Writing

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:18

To say Anthony Bourdain was a "good writer" is to do him a disservice. Though

Jack Dorsey's Forgotten Double-Duty at Twitter Inc (TWTR) and Square (SQ)

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:16

The co-founder and current CEO of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and the founder and CEO of Square ( SQ) is pulling double-CEO duty -- and doing a bang-up job at both companies. On Tuesday, word came down that Twitter would be added to the vaunted S&P 500 index, taking the spot of agricultural chemicals giant Monsanto Co. ( MON). Just a few years ago, the market was publicly wondering if Twitter could remain a sustainable, profitable company.

New Rental Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Reservations In Japan

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:02

Airbnb said on Thursday it's been forced to cancel thousands of bookings in

Protests erupt at G-7 summit in Quebec

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:31

After a tense standoff between police and anti-G7 protesters Friday morning, officers have peacefully cleared demonstrators and re-opened a road leading to the summit site of La Malbaie. Police in riot gear declared the protest illegal a few minutes after it began and encircled about 100 protesters who had blocked a road leading to the small town north of Québec City where G7 leaders are gathering for a two-day summit. Protesters said they achieved their goals of shutting down Québec City after the legislature was closed down on Friday and many businesses decided to shut their doors.

Muhammad Ali's Attorney Says Trump Pardoning The Boxer Would Be 'Unnecessary'

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:49

Muhammad Ali's former lawyer has a message for President Donald Trump, who