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Despite 'Overwhelming' Evidence Against Actor Danny Masterson, Rape Case Has Stalled

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:43

A monthslong investigation into multiple allegations of rape against actor Danny Masterson has inexplicably stalled, despite the Los Angeles County district attorney having compelling evidence in the case, multiple sources told HuffPost.

Air New Zealand tops world airline awards 2018

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:31

For the fifth year in a row, safety and product rating site Airlineratings.com has named Air New Zealand the world's best airline 2018. 

Walmart Shooting Suspect Arrested After High-Speed Chase

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:09

The manhunt for a shooter who killed three shoppers at a Walmart outside of Denver Wednesday, escalated in a high-speed chase and the arrest of a man Thursday morning with no known motive.

Scientists Just Found a Hidden Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:55

Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.

Thousands of Palestinians protest on Balfour Declaration centenary

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:54

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of various cities on Thursday to protest on the 100th anniversary of Britain's Balfour Declaration, which helped lead to Israel's creation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas used the occasion to denounce the declaration, writing in a newspaper opinion piece that "the creation of a homeland for one people resulted in the dispossession and continuing persecution of another". Around 4,000 people gathered in the West Bank city of Nablus, where effigies supposed to represent British Prime Minister Theresa May and former British leader Arthur Balfour were set ablaze.

Pakistani bride trying to poison husband accidentally kills 17 of her extended family members

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:14

A Pakistani bride was arrested after milk she had poisoned in order to kill her husband was made into a yogurt drink that inadvertently killed 17 of her extended family members, according to the Associated Press.

Meth Fueled Ex-Coach to Kidnap, Rape and Murder 10-Year-Old Hailey Owens, His Attorney Says

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:55

The trial for the Missouri man accused of killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens in 2014 began Monday with his attorney admitting his client kidnapped, raped and murdered the girl

Source: Sessions Rejected Papadopoulos Offer to Set up Meeting With Putin

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:37

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected a proposal by a junior campaign aide who offered to use his "Russian contacts" to try to set up a meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News.

3 Killed in a Thornton, Colo., Walmart

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:17

Colorado police are searching for a gunman who calmly walked into a Walmart in suburban Denver and opened fire with a handgun, randomly killing three people, before he fled.

The Latest: Russia extends long-range strikes on IS in Syria

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:08

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

World's priciest whisky bought by Chinese millionaire revealed to be fake

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:48

When Chinese millionaire, Zhang Wei, splashed out  £7,600 on the world’s most expensive whisky shot in a Swiss bar, he boasted to his fans that it was the same age as his great, great grandmother would have been – 139 years old. Unfortunately for the martial arts fantasy writer, the headlines generated not only admiration, but suspicion by experts who doubted the authenticity of the spirit’s true provenance when they spotted discrepancies in the bottle’s cork and label. An analysis from Scottish experts has now confirmed that Mr Zhang was unwittingly duped into buying a fake dram, and the Waldhaus am See hotel in St Moritz has recently flown its manager, Sandro Bernasconi, to China to reimburse him, reported the BBC. Analysis has shown the whisky was not as advertised Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire The whisky had been poured from an unopened bottle labelled as an 1878 Macallan single malt, and Mr Zhang’s shot is believed to have been the largest sum ever paid for a poured dram of Scotch. Had the bottle been genuine, it would have been worth £227,000. When doubts emerged about its provenance, the hotel sent the whisky to specialists in Dunfermline who carried out carbon dating tests that showed it was probably made between 1970 and 1972. Further lab tests revealed it was probably a blended a Scotch and not a single malt. Mr Bernasconi flew to China to break the bad news to Mr Zhang and to pay him back but he said the author was not angry. “He thanked me very much for the hotel’s honesty,” he told the BBC.

Kevin Spacey Seeks 'Evaluation And Treatment' In Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Claims

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:24

Amid new allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey, a representative for the actor said Wednesday that he is seeking treatment but did not elaborate, several outlets reported.

Acquaintances say bike path suspect was argumentative, angry

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Some saw him as disagreeable and argumentative, others as quiet and prayerful. He was said to be hardworking but also seemed to simmer with disillusionment over financial and career setbacks.

Can the Hennessey Venom F5 blow away the competition?

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:18

"[We expect the F5] to be the first road car capable of achieving more than 300mph and have worked closely with Pennzoil to get us across the finish line," said John Hennessey of the new car. The biggest automotive obstacle to overcome will be the Bugatti Chiron. Like the Venom, it has yet to make a run at setting an ultimate top speed but in early tests the car, which has a 16-cylinder, 8-litre 1500hp engine, can comfortably hit 261mph.

Swiss admit drone test bungle in Golan Heights

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 06:25

Switzerland's defense ministry has admitted sending staff to test reconnaissance drones in contested land held by Israel - an embarrassing blow for the neutral European country's status as an honest broker in the Middle East. Swiss officials visited an airfield in the Golan Heights region on three occasions in 2012, 2013 and 2015 to monitor tests of the Israeli-built Hermes 900 aircraft that they are buying for $265 million. The visits, which lasted several days, took place in an area which Switzerland does not recognize as being part of Israel, which took the land from Syria following a 1967 war.

Still waiting for the ideal streaming TV interface

Macworld - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 06:00
Which streaming box has the best software? None of them.

Michelle Obama Appears To Throw Shade At Donald Trump With Twitter Advice

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 05:50

Michelle Obama is on a mission to make people think before they tweet, and that includes President Donald Trump.

Samantha Bee Breaks Down Why She's So Disappointed With John Kelly

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 04:37

Samantha Bee feels very let down by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Two U.S Warships Had Deadly Crashes This Year. Here's What the Navy Says Went Wrong

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 04:14

Two crashes resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors

Officer who halted truck rampage hailed as a modest hero

Top Stories - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 01:55

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officer Ryan Nash was responding to a call about an emotionally disturbed person at a high school not far from the World Trade Center when someone reported an accident on the bike path outside.


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