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Oct 16 11:18

Republicans say they will subpoena Jack Dorsey over Twitter locking Trump campaign account and blocking users tweeting links to Biden-Ukraine stories - and could target Facebook's Zuckerberg next

Senate Republicans announced Thursday they plan to haul in Twitter exec Jack Dorsey for testimony about social media companies blocking users from sharing explosive reports about Hunter Biden that emerged this week.

Oct 16 11:15

Defiant workers return to the office: 65% of staff said they travelled to work last week despite PM's WFH 'if possible' message - the highest number in seven months

Some 65% of employees commuted from October 7-11, either exclusively or combined with home working
This is despite the Government urging people in Britain to work from home if possible on September 22

Oct 16 11:14

True That? (Picture)

Oct 16 11:10

Rudy Giuliani's daughter Caroline, 31, slams her famous father as feeding Trump's 'mob mentality' after blasting him as the 'President's personal bulldog' in stinging essay urging readers to vote for Joe Biden

Rudy Giuliani's daughter accused him of feeding Donald Trump's 'mob mentality' Thursday, just hours after she slammed her father as being the 'President's personal bulldog'.

Oct 16 11:05

Texas software tycoon who 'hid $2B in secret offshore accounts' is charged with biggest tax evasion case in US history - after fellow billionaire Robert Smith turns against him in $139M settlement

A Texas software mogul accused of hiding billions of dollars in offshore accounts has been charged with the largest tax fraud scheme in US history, prosecutors said.

Oct 16 11:03

Seattle cop is injured after man 'throws a piece of burning lumber into police cruiser while he was sitting INSIDE'

A man brandishing an enflamed piece of wood launched it into a Seattle Police Department cruiser while an officer was still inside, authorities said.

Oct 16 11:03

Family of a civilian contractor accidentally strafed and killed by a student F-16 pilot who mistook his car for the target is awarded $25m after 20mm round went through his head

The family of a civilian contractor accidentally strafed and killed by a student F-16 pilot during a botched 2017 training has been awarded almost $25million in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Oct 16 11:02

Wake up. (Meme)

Oct 16 10:58

Family of black man who cops claimed died in a car crash release photo of his battered face after viewing secret bodycam footage that shows him being 'choked, beaten and hogtied'

The family of a black man who cops claimed died in a car crash have released a harrowing photo of his battered face after viewing secret bodycam footage that shows him being choked, beaten and hogtied by officers moments before his death.

Oct 16 09:58

Would you date a DROID? Survey reveals a quarter of people haven't ruled out the idea of having a robot as a romantic partner - with the Dutch the most accepting

Researchers surveyed 11,000 people from 11 different countries for the study
They were asked for views on robots, artificial intelligence and smart devices
This included whether they think robots would make a suitable romantic partner

Oct 16 09:57

Fossils reveal a new species of burrowing reptile with features of an anteater and chameleon that lived 220 MILLION years ago in what is now the Petrified Forest National Park

Tiny fossils found in Arizona once belong to a new species of an ancient lizard
Skybalonyx skapter is a new drepanosaur that spent most of its life underground
It was about two feet long, with a tail lined with claw-like features

Oct 16 09:56

People Still Can’t Stop Posting Corona Jokes And Here Are 50 Of The Freshest Ones To Make You Laugh And Relax

A new kind of comedy was born. COVID humor turned out to be as savage as the virus itself, and no meme, pun, or one-liner was out of the question. Throwing COVID jokes around became a new kind of weapon against the collective trauma and misery we live in.

Oct 16 09:55

Grandfather WON'T serve jail time after pleading guilty to negligent homicide for dropping 18-month-old granddaughter 150ft to her death from cruise ship window

The grandfather of an 18-month-old girl who plunged to her death after falling from a window of a cruise ship in Puerto Rico last year has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.

Oct 16 09:47

Dead Russian satellite and discarded Chinese rocket narrowly avoid collision by at just 26 feet - an impact that could have sent thousands of pieces of space junk into orbit

There is no indication of an out-of-commission Russian satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket colliding in orbit.

LeoLabs, a firm that tracks space debris, identified the two craft this week, which had just a 10 percent chance of smashing into each other.

Russian Kosmos-2004 was seen moving towards the southern poles and the Chinese Change Zheng 4C headed north over the Falklands – both moving at 32,882 miles per hour.

However, the Chinese Chang Zheng rocket passed over LeoLans Kiwi Space Radar 10 minutes after the pair’s closest approach, which occurred at around 8:56pm ET.

LeoLabs has been tracking the objects used its radar arrays and the latest data suggests they missed each other by 26 to 141 feet.

Oct 16 09:44

Angela Merkel warns Germany is heading for 'disaster' as coronavirus hits new daily highs in 11 European countries and Italy's deaths double in a day

Angela Merkel has warned Germany is heading for 'disaster' after regional leaders refused to sign off on her tough new coronavirus measures amid surging cases in Europe.

Oct 16 09:38

Ethnic minorities are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 than white people because they live in deprived areas and work in public-facing jobs, government report claims

ONS found death risk for black and South East Asian 2.5 times higher than whites
Increased risk remained true even when comorbidities and age were factored in
Experts say job type, geography and poverty more likely to be driving factors

Oct 16 09:27

Fangs for nothing! Shocking moment a giant three-metre carpet python tries to EAT a brave woman who tried to rescue it from under her car - forcing her to call police when the snake began to squeeze the life out of her

Reptile lover's cat cornered a snake under a car in Samford Valley, near Brisbane
She went to rescue the carpet python but it quickly turned on her
Police had to be called to uncoil the animal which was wrapped around her leg

Oct 16 09:23

Sixty percent of Americans want universal health care and 40 percent more people favor more 'social safety nets' from the US government than did before the pandemic, study finds

More than a third of Americans now want the government to create more of a social safety net - ensuring health and unemployment benefits - an increase of 40 percent since the coronavirus pandemic came to the US.

Oct 16 09:20

Pig fat used to grow jawbones in just FIVE weeks could help the millions of people suffering with joint dysfunction

Liposuction was used to extract fat from Yucatan minipigs for this study
The team separated the stems cells and programmed them to grow into bones
The cells were placed in a mold made from cow bones and grew in five weeks
Researchers inserted the newly grown bones into live pigs for six months

Oct 16 09:20

Newspaper publisher says he and his daughter, 18, thought they were starring in a genteel country dance movie when they were duped into shooting a Borat 2 scene where actress danced and flashed the crowd

Monroe County Reporter publisher Will Davis revealed he and his 18-year-old daughter were duped into being filmed in Borat 2
In February a movie company asked locals familiar with cotillion to be a part of a scene about an Eastern European girl's debut into Southern society

Oct 16 09:01

Dueling town halls: Experts grade President Trump and Joe Biden

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s dueling town halls on Thursday night offered each of the candidates a chance to showcase their strengths and sway undecided voters.

Oct 16 08:44

‘It’s Embarrassing That Biden Doesn’t Know This’: Biden Wants Police To Shoot Suspects ‘In The Leg’

On Thursday, speaking at a townhall hosted by ABC News, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden posited that if police officers encounter dangerous criminals, they should shoot them in the leg

Oct 16 08:42

SF Board Of Education Commissioner: Merit Is ‘An Inherently Racist Construct Designed And Centered On White Supremacist Framing’

In a series of social media posts this week, a commissioner for the San Francisco Board of Education declared that “merit” is “an inherently racist construct designed and centered on white supremacist framing.” She added, “We racially code our world based on implied beliefs that privilege whiteness.”

Oct 16 08:30

How the coronavirus pandemic became so deadly: Rising obesity rates and worsening air pollution fueled the 'perfect storm' for COVID-19 to kill more than 1 million people, study finds

The coronavirus pandemic was fueled by a 'perfect storm' of increasing rates of chronic diseases and air pollution, a new study suggests.

Oct 16 08:30

California town with population of 177,000 people faces lockdown 'because of megachurch with 11,000 members whose leaders think masks are "worthless" and after a spike of 274 cases at their ministry school'

A California county with a population of 177,000 and the highest rate of new coronavirus infections in the state is facing lockdown after health officials reported that 274 students at a supernatural ministry tested positive for COVID-19 as a leader affiliated with the school and a megachurch called masks 'worthless'.

Oct 16 08:30

Chris Christie reveals he spent 7 days in the ICU following COVID-19 diagnosis: 'No one should be cavalier about being infected'

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday revealed that he spent seven days in a New Jersey intensive care unit before he recovered from COVID-19.

Oct 16 08:29

Overdose Deaths Explode In Ohio County After Lockdown, Coroner Cites Joblessness

A county in Ohio has experienced a skyrocketing number of drug overdose deaths amidst the coronavirus pandemic and a government-mandated lockdown.

Oct 16 08:28

'Mr President, where do we go from here with covid?' Cuomo pens letter asking Trump to meet with governors about vaccine distribution one DAY before states' plans are due New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking President Trump to meet with US governors

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking President Trump to meet with US governors and provide guidance on how coronavirus vaccines should be distributed once they are approved.

Oct 16 08:27

Two US Park Police officers are indicted for manslaughter after 'senseless' killing of accountant, 25, who was shot dead after he fled the scene of a car crash

Two US Park Police officers were indicted Thursday on manslaughter charges in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed motorist who led officers on a stop-and-go chase outside Washington D.C., capping nearly three years of inquiry into a case that caused an outcry over concerns of excessive force.

Oct 16 08:19

NBC's Savannah Guthrie accused of bias after contentious Trump town hall

NBC's Savannah Guthrie received gushing reviews from leftists and scorn from conservatives after being visibly combative toward President Donald

Oct 16 08:17

Joe Biden appears to imply that children as young as 8 should be able to change their genders

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared at a Thursday night town hall event where he spoke to the parent of a transgender daughter about rights in the U.S.

Oct 16 07:58

Thai king and his wife put on a brave face at graduation ceremony amid anti-monarch demonstrations as two activists face life imprisonment for ‘violence against the queen’

The royal couple attended the ceremony as protests raged overnight in Bangkok
Two men got extraordinary charges on Friday for protest of queen's motorcade
Thailand has been rocked by months of unprecedented anti-monarchy protests
Change.org blocked in kingdom on Friday over petition against the Thai king
Thai Prime Minister said he won't step down as a state of emergency continues
Activists call for monarchical reform, new elections and constitutional change

Oct 16 07:57

EXCLUSIVE: 'Of course I'm sorry.' 'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch finally apologizes for killing four people in drunken crash after weekly jail visits from victim's chaplain best friend who says the privileged young man is not as arrogant as the world thinks

Tim Williams was beyond devastated when his best friend was killed by 'affluenza teen' Ethan Couch in a drunken crash. He and Brian Jennings had known each other since elementary school - each had been the best man at the other's wedding and both had found their way into the church.

Oct 16 07:56

Thai king and his wife put on a brave face at graduation ceremony amid anti-monarch demonstrations as two activists face life imprisonment for ‘violence against the queen’

The royal couple attended the ceremony as protests raged overnight in Bangkok
Two men got extraordinary charges on Friday for protest of queen's motorcade
Thailand has been rocked by months of unprecedented anti-monarchy protests
Change.org blocked in kingdom on Friday over petition against the Thai king
Thai Prime Minister said he won't step down as a state of emergency continues
Activists call for monarchical reform, new elections and constitutional change

Oct 16 07:49

Race horse is forced to guzzle down an entire bottle of champagne after winning prestigious event in Mallorca

The footage was recorded following Mallorca's Manacor Grand Prix on Monday
Horse was held by its reins as a man emptied almost entire bottle into its mouth
An animal welfare society has today identified the horse as Helen Llinaritx

Oct 16 07:46

Entire house vanishes into sinkhole in Russian village: Rescue team searches debris for 78-year-old woman who was inside

A house was swallowed when a 25-ft-deep crater suddenly opened up in Vyshkov, a Russian village
Two people escaped the building but rescuers are still searching for a 78-year-old woman who was inside
Special teams and a crane have been called to clear the debris and aid with the search for the elderly woman

Oct 16 07:42

Heart-stopping moment learner motorcyclist slams into pedestrian sending them both crashing to road - after biker zips around lorry without looking

Collision was captured on dashcam yesterday by truck driver Constantin Vlase
Video shows pair colliding head on into each other on A23 in Couldson, London
Traffic then grinds to a halt and truck driver is seen phoning emergency services
Constantin shared video online to warn people to look both ways when crossing

Oct 16 07:40

Jilted boyfriend who filmed himself bashing his French bulldog called Eiffel in a bid to get back at his ex-girlfriend has sentence reduced after appeal

Man beat his French bulldog 'Eiffel' in a bid to get back at his ex-partner
RSPCA inspectors found Eiffel in the filthy courtyard of the man's home
Dog was treated for engorged blood vessels in the eyes and diarrhoea
He also had an ulceration on his scrotum, and inflammation between his toes

Oct 16 07:34

Good riddance: Dozens of foreign sex offenders, drug dealers and thugs are booted out of Australia and taken back to New Zealand on two packed planes

Twenty-eight criminals were deported back to New Zealand earlier this month
They included bikies, sex offenders, drug dealers, stalkers and kidnappers
ABF said that any non-citizen that committed a serious crime would be deported

Oct 16 07:33

Mom, 32, is arrested for 'forcing her son, 12, to strip naked before raping him on the bed they share'

A Texas mother has been arrested after she allegedly ordered her 12-year-old son to strip naked before raping him inside their Wichita Falls home in 2018.

Oct 16 07:33

Unhinged South Carolina Elections Chairman Resigns After He Is Caught Defacing and Removing Trump Signs

The chairman of the board of elections in South Carolina resigned after he and his wife were caught on video defacing and removing Trump signs in the state.

Oct 16 07:33

Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser could go silent within 30 years because of severe drought caused by climate change, researchers say

Old Faithful is Yellowstone's famous geyser that shoots steam and hot water into the air at regular intervals
According to scientists, the geyser could stop being active altogether by the middle of this century due to severe drought conditions
Researchers say they discovered that trees grew on the mound of Old Faithful some 800 years ago, when drought conditions affected the area
Scientists say that trees would only have been able to grow in the area if the geyser was inactive
The intervals of the geyser's eruptions have increased over the decades as precipitation has fallen, according to geologists

Oct 16 07:30

Gov Cuomo says 'religious practices' in Orthodox Jewish communities has caused renewed spread of Covid-19 in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said 'religious practices' within Orthodox Jewish communities has caused the renewed spread of Covid-19 in New York City and other hot spot zones within the state.

Oct 16 07:29

REVEALED: FBI secretly investigated suspected Egyptian link to Trump's 2016 election campaign for three years

Federal prosecutors spent three years investigating whether millions of dollars flowed through a state-owned Egyptian bank to Donald Trump's election campaign in 2016, it has been revealed.

Oct 16 07:24

Black man, 63, who was sentenced to life in prison for stealing hedge clippers in 1997 is granted parole two months after Louisiana Supreme Court rejected his appeal

A black man who was sentenced to life in prison for stealing a pair of hedge clippers in 1997 has been granted parole after 23 years behind bars.

Oct 16 07:00

Did Fotis Dulos shave his head to frame his employee for murder? Accused killer may have had haircut in attempt to look like the man who owned the truck he used to dispose of wife's body, investigators say

Fotis Dulos may have shaved his own head in an attempt to frame his employee for his wife Jennifer's murder, according to investigators who are still searching for the mother-of-five's body 17 months after she disappeared.

Oct 16 06:57

Seattle man becomes the THIRD American to be reinfected with coronavirus after testing positive for COVID-19 twice within 5 months

A Seattle man has been identified as the third person in the US to have been infected twice with the novel coronavirus.

Oct 16 06:56

BLM demonstrator files $200,000 claim against DC National Guard saying she was injured by a low-flying helicopter during a George Floyd protest

A protestor who claims she was injured by a low-flying helicopter at a demonstration to protest the killing of George Floyd has filed a claim against the DC National Guard.

Oct 16 06:43

Twelve Aryan Circle Members Are Among 24 People Indicted On Gun, Drugs And Violent Crime Charges In Texas, Kentucky And Mississippi, In Federal Probe Of The Violent White Supremacist Prison Gang

Twelve alleged members of white supremacist prison gang Aryan Circle have been indicted in three states on charges related to shootings, stabbings and killings, according to the Justice Department.

Oct 16 06:42

Inside Michigan Militiamen's Training Ground Where They Practiced Shooting On Spray-Painted Targets, Made Shrapnel Fireworks And Plotted Kidnapping Gov. Gretchen Whitmer - As It's Claimed They Are Linked To Far-Right 'Boogaloo' Movement

Photographs of inside the Michigan training camp where militiamen charged with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer show where the men practiced shooting on spray-painted targets and made shrapnel fireworks.

Oct 16 06:39

YouTube BANS QAnon videos in crackdown on 'conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence'

YouTube has banned videos promoting QAnon, cracking down on videos that target an individual or group with 'conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence.'

Oct 16 06:39

Trump claims Joe Biden 'got some of Hunter's millions' as Giuliani releases new emails showing son's bid for highly lucrative Chinese contracts

President Donald called the Bidens a 'crime family' and termed his rival 'totally corrupt' as he prepared to take part in dueling town hall-style interviews against rival Joe Biden Thursday night.

Oct 16 06:31

Scott Peterson's conviction for murdering his pregnant wife Laci and their unborn son will be re-examined just weeks after California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence because a juror 'lied about being the victim of a crime'

Scott Peterson's conviction for murdering his pregnant wife Laci and their unborn son will now be re-examined less than two months after the California Supreme Court overturned his death penalty.

Oct 16 06:30

Florida teacher is filmed during class on the constitution blasting BLM movement and saying she has a 'right to dislike blacks' because she was attacked by a gang

A Florida teacher has been removed from the classroom as officials investigate controversial remarks she made during a social studies lesson conducted on Zoom.

Oct 16 06:25

New York architect, 60, killed by falling masonry should have known Manhattan sidewalks are dangerous, city attorney says in response to husband's lawsuit

Attorneys representing New York City said it is not liable for the death of an architect who was killed by falling debris from a Midtown Manhattan building because she should have known that the sidewalks are dangerous.

Oct 16 06:24

More than 14 million Americans have already voted - including 2M from key swing states - as thousands of people flocked to the polls to wait up to EIGHT hours to cast their ballots early

More than 14 million Americans have already voted in the presidential election, with thousands of people lining up for hours to cast their ballots early in several key swing states this week.

Oct 16 06:20

School therapist, 40, pleads guilty to having sex and sending lewd messages to a student, 17, and is stripped of her counseling license

A New Jersey school therapist has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student and lost her counseling license.

Oct 16 06:18

Former Mitt Romney campaign adviser is arrested 'for raping Tinder date in an Atlanta Airbnb' - two years after he was accused of 'sexually enslaving' his fiancee

A former Mitt Romney campaign adviser has been arrested and charged in Atlanta after he was accused of raping a woman he met on Tinder at an Airbnb last month.

Oct 16 06:10

School therapist, 40, pleads guilty to having sex and sending lewd messages to a student, 17, and is stripped of her counseling license

A New Jersey school therapist has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student and lost her counseling license.

Oct 16 06:10

'I'll see you on the next plane': Bruce Springsteen says he'll 'move to Australia' if Donald Trump is re-elected - after accusing the president of 'dividing' America

He may have been born in the USA, but Bruce Springsteen has joked that he'll move to Australia if Donald Trump is re-elected.

Oct 16 05:56

Prosecutors seek death penalty for ex-convict, 26, 'who massacred three friends on late-night fishing trip in Florida and then headed to a McDonald's to buy 10 cheeseburgers'

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 26-year-old ex-convict charged with shooting to death three friends who had gathered at a central Florida lake in July for some late night fishing.

Oct 16 05:56

Trump supporter coughs on BLM protesters and yells 'Black lives don't matter' during shocking standoff in Utah - and he STANDS by his actions in a Facebook post

Shocking video showing a Trump supporter coughing on Black Lives Matter protesters is going viral on the internet - and the perpetrator appears to be unrepentant.

Oct 16 05:53

Portland and Oakland sue DOJ and Homeland Security for 'constitutional overreach' after feds sent officers with 'limitless jurisdiction' to quell unrest during protests

The cities of Portland, Oregon and Oakland, California have joined together in a lawsuit accusing the federal government of 'constitutional overreach' for using federal officers to quell violence and unrest during protests.

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