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China's answer to Kindle raises $1.1 bn for Hong Kong listing

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:15

Chinese internet giant Tencent's e-book arm has raised US$1.1 billion for a Hong Kong listing next week, reports said Wednesday. China Literature, the country's biggest online publishing business and Tencent's answer to Amazon's Kindle Store, saw 151 million shares priced at the top end of the offered range of HK$55 ($7.05) each, Bloomberg News said, according to people close to the deal. The internet giant owns 62 percent of China Literature, which called itself a "pioneer" of China's online literature market on its prospectus and said that it carries 6.4 million writers and 9.6 million literary works.

CIA investigated whether Adolf Hitler lived in Colombia during 1950s

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 20:12

The CIA investigated claims that a man who said he was Adolf Hitler was living in a community of ex-Nazis in the 1950s in Colombia, it has been revealed. Declassified documents indicate that although agents did not take the claim seriously, they did receive a photo of the man who had a striking resemblance to the German dictator. A former SS soldier, Phillip Citroen, approached CIA agents in 1954 and said that a man claming to be Hitler was living in the town of Tunja.

12 Crazy Good Pulled Pork Recipes

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:34

Meth Found In Child's Halloween Candy Prompts Warning From Wisconsin Police

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:07

Wisconsin authorities urged parents to inspect their children’s Halloween candy after a small bag of methamphetamine was distributed to a child near Green Bay.

Mom Accused Of Driving Minivan With Son And Plastic Pool Tied To Top

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:06

A mother in Wisconsin is facing a felony charge of recklessly endangering safety after she allegedly strapped her 9-year-old son to the top of a minivan on top of a plastic pool.

New York attack suspect 'shouted Allah Akbar' after leaving truck he hit pedestrians with

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:59

The New York terror attack suspect apparently shouted "Allah Akbar" during the incident, it has been reported. At least eight people have died and several others have been injured in lower Manhattan. Witnesses reportedly told the New York Police Department (NYPD) they heard the attacker, who is a 29-year-old male, shout after he left the truck that he used to run over pedestrians.

Manhattan incident: At least six reported dead after 'deliberate act' in New York

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:24

New York Police Department sources have reported at least six deaths and several injuries in an incident in lower Manhattan, according to CNN. The incident took place near the West Side Highway and Chambers St, in close proximity to Stuyvesant High School, the Freedom Tower, and the September 11th Memorial, where the World Trade Center once stood. NYPD has reported that one person is in custody, who is believed to be the driver of a box truck drove down south from Houston Street to Chambers Street, along a bicycle path, running several pedestrians over.

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:11

Several people were killed and numerous others injured in New York on Tuesday when a suspect plowed into cyclists and pedestrians in Lower Manhattan, and rammed another vehicle on Halloween, police said. The man left the vehicle holding up fake guns, before being shot by police and taken into custody, officers said. The incident took place close to various schools as the city celebrated Halloween.

Here's The Sexy Text A-Rod Sent J.Lo In The Middle Of Their First Date

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:58

A-Rod: He’s just like us! He, too, has been on a date where he wasn’t quite sure if it was a date or simply two friends casually hanging out.

Prosecutors: Thousands of cases impacted by lab misconduct

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:33

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have identified at least 6,000 cases impacted by a former chemist who authorities say was high almost every day for eight years while she worked at a state drug lab, officials said Tuesday.

John Kelly's Remarks On Civil War Blasted By Congressional Black Caucus Head

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:03

WASHINGTON ― Adding to the resounding criticism of White House chief of staff John Kelly’s comments about the Civil War, the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday said the remarks fit a larger pattern of “repeated attempts to whitewash history” by President Donald Trump’s administration.

Iraqi authorities gain first foothold at Kurdish frontier with Turkey

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:23

Iraq's entire land border with Turkey is located inside the Kurdish autonomous region, and has been controlled by the Kurds since before the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Iraqis set up positions between the Turkish and the Iraqi Kurdish checkpoints at the Habur border crossing between the Turkish town of Silopi and the Iraqi town of Zakho, a security source in Baghdad said.

Experts Question Story Of 2 Sailors Lost At Sea Since Early May

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:22

The two women who were rescued last week by the U.S. Navy after being stranded at sea on a sailboat for more than five months are now dealing with a different kind of challenge: Answering what experts claim are huge questions surrounding their story.

Trevor Noah Slams Kevin Spacey For Choosing 'The Worst Time' To Come Out

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:59

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Trevor Noah ripped into Kevin Spacey last night for his decision to come out of the closet following sexual harassment allegations made against him by actor Anthony Rapp.

What Did Disney Know About Harvey Weinstein?

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:55

Hollywood is no longer afraid of Harvey Weinstein.

The Kurds Are Right Back Where They Started

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:38

In a televised address on October 29, the president of the Iraqi Kurdish region, Masoud Barzani, declared that he would step down from his post. It remains unclear whether Barzani, son of the legendary founder of the Kurdish national movement, Mustafa Barzani, would reemerge as leader in a different guise, but clearly his announcement was not part of a well-laid plan.

Trump Clams Up When Asked If He'll Pardon Paul Manafort

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:12

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump refused to answer a question Tuesday about whether he would be willing to pardon his disgraced campaign manager, clamming up and indicating he was done talking to the press.

The Latest: Bergdahl was 'gold mine' of information

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:37

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):

As Teen Gets 40 to 100 Years for Killing Half-Sister, Her Mom Tells Him: 'I Will Never Forgive You'

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:57

Savon Schmus will be nearly 60 years old by the time he is eligible for parole.

Teresa Giudice lashes out against Sofia Vergara: 'She's an immigrant ... she should be nice'

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:55

If you don't know who Teresa Giudice is, you better fake it.