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A grand jury has indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who had said he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack.Possible sentences ?
Two Tennessee parents were charged with child abuse and aggravated assaultafter an observant Olive Garden waitress posted about their distressingbehavior on Facebook
The order is part of a crackdown on militancy and those who demand mostly Muslim Kashmir's secession, after a young man from the region last month rammed a car full of explosives into a convoy of paramilitary policemen, killing 40 of them. Police detained Yasin Malik, the chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and one of the most influential separatist leaders in Kashmir, and Zahid Ali, a spokesman for the recently banned Jamaat-e-Islami party, days after the attack. The government accuses Jamaat-e-Islami of supporting militancy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, which is at the heart of decades of conflict with Muslim Pakistan.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will happily buy all the cookies from the Girl Scouts of America. The freshman Democrat shot down calls to boycott the nationwide organisation after conservative columnist Jane Chastain wrote that the group has become “a far cry from those of my youth, which trained us to put God and country before everything else”. Sharing a headline that read “Conservative calls for cookie boycott because AOC used to be a Girl Scout,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez posted a series of tweets on Thursday mocking the development and celebrating a local Girl Scout group in her district.
The founder of a?Florida day spa where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was busted for allegedly soliciting prostitution watched this year's Super Bowl at a?party hosted by President Donald Trump.
Astronomers said Thursday they had accurately calculated the mass of the Milky Way for the first time, using new data sets that include the weight of dark matter. In a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency's Gaia observation craft, a team of experts calculated our galaxy to be around 1.5 trillion solar masses. Pervious estimates put the mass of the Milky Way ranging between 500 billion and 3 trillion times the mass of the Sun.
Campaigns need money, especially those that aim to change the status quo. This is the reality of running for public office.
The Saudi government app Absher is mostly a way for people to pay traffic fines and complete other administrative tasks electronically. But one feature isn't sitting well with civil-rights advocates: the ability for men to grant or deny a woman permission to travel.
Elon Musk's security clearance is under review by the US Department of Defence after he smoked marijuana on a podcast last year.? The Tesla and SpaceX founder is resubmitting a form which requires government employees or contractors with security clearance to disclose illegal drug use in recent years, Bloomberg reported. His security clearance is linked to his aerospace company SpaceX, which is launching intelligence satellites for the US government and is planning manned spaceflights for Nasa later this year. Last month SpaceX?won?a $297m (￡226m) contract to launch satellites for the Air Force. A capsule launched last week with a dummy nicknamed "Ripley" aboard, a reference to the horror film Alien,?successfully reached the International Space Station and is due to return to earth this weekend.? Mr Musk smoked the drug during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience show in September last year, telling the host that he wasn't a regular user. It is legal in California, where the show was recorded, but still illegal under federal law, and government employees aren't allowed to use it. A memo circulated in 2014 by former director of national intelligence James Clapper,?which is still in force,?states that marijuana use "raises questions" about an individual's reliability and suitability for sensitive national security positions.? A spokesman for the US Department of Defence?said: "For privacy and security reasons, we do not publicly discuss individual clearance status." The incident also prompted Nasa to undertake a safety culture review of SpaceX and Boeing, another company with which it has a commercial contract.
The central town of Santa Rosa de Lima, a few miles east of Salamanca, home to one of the nation's main oil refineries, is close to a center of the nation's auto industry. It is also a microcosm of the lawlessness permeating swathes of Mexico where cartels have for years replaced the state as benefactors, providing jobs and handouts in return for residents' loyalty. Lopez Obrador said he was winning the battle for hearts and minds against a gang of fuel thieves in Santa Rosa.
OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Suspected Islamic State group members, including foreign fighters, sat in a long line in a field of bright yellow flowers, exhausted and hunched over as they were questioned and searched Thursday by U.S.-led coalition members and Kurdish fighters. They were the latest group to surrender from the besieged final pocket of Syrian territory held by the militant group.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attacked the “broken” US justice system after Donald Trump’s former campaign manager was jailed for 47 months for a $6m (￡4.5m) tax and bank fraud. The New York Congresswoman said Paul Manafort’s punishment – well below the 19 to 24 years sought by prosecutors – was an example of how rich people were treated differently in court. The sentencing by federal judge TS Ellis, who was appointed by Ronald Reagan, prompted lawyers and politicians to compare it to other cases involving longer prison terms, particularly those involving small amounts of drugs.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday proposed that Britain could leave the bloc's customs union after the divorce though the offer would not include Northern Ireland which will anger London. The last minute-bid by Barnier comes just days before British Parliament is due to vote on a withdrawal deal agreed between the two sides, in which the fate of the Irish border is seen as a key issue. Both the EU and Great Britain want to prevent a "hard border" that would bring controls between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland after the Brexit.
Although the military has thrown a cloak of secrecy over its operations, the Echo Company of the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment is increasingly being lauded in special operations and Army aviation circles.
The news this week that Goldman Sachs had issued a decree relaxing its dress codes comes as no surprise; formalwear has taken an almighty battering in the last decade, with a huge decline in suit sales and millennials opting for casual, sports-inflected attire. Which is perhaps appropriate; fewer of us sit behind mahogany desks these days like Captains of Industry. Our lives are much more dynamic and fluid than those of the be-suited Baby Boomers. Hot desking, We Works cultures and a boom in tech and media industries have seen to that. But there’s one quandary that the city boys at Goldman Sachs - and readers and colleagues who raise the subject with me - always mull over: ?what to wear on their feet? See, then, the rise of the smart trainer. Leather trainers, ￡170, Grenson Smart trainers, which have nothing to do with track and field or the gym and are most definitely for a cityfied, office-centric environment, have been a bubbling menswear phenomenon since Lanvin created the DBB1 trainer, a glossy patent leather shoe that became a sell-out cult item in the early 2010s. Men might traditionally blanche at the idea of wearing these trainers in anything but a casual set-up, but best approach is to think of it not as dressing down, but that the humble trainer has punched up and elevated itself to new style heights. And as we segue into spring and the warmer months, this is particularly pertinent. Heavy-duty brogues and Oxfords of winter start feeling cumbersome, but the likes of espadrilles and deck shoes still fall too far into the spectrum of “holiday wardrobe”. Stan Smith trainers, ￡74.95, Adidas The smart trainer’s your saviour here; designed with the clean sophistication of a shoe but with the lightness and dynamism of a trainer; so much so that Italian artisanal footwear brand Tod’s trademarked their version ‘“Shoeker” earlier this year; a hybrid creation that traverses the two. What to look for in the smart trainer? A minimal, smart design that doesn’t come with the styling tricks and technology of a sports trainer. Look for a subtle colour palette, simple sole and also materials that will elevate it vastly - instead of tech mesh, plastics and nylons, opt for suedes and leathers. These are the subtle details that will make it a happy partner to a suit or work-appropriate chinos and ?you’ll be running streaks ahead in the style stakes.
"I would be very disappointed if I saw testing." Trump's comments to reporters on the White House lawn before leaving to visit Alabama came after two U.S. think tanks and Seoul's spy agency said this week that North Korea was rebuilding a rocket launch site at Sohae in the west of the country. There have also been reports emanating from South Korea's intelligence service of new activity at a factory that produced North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. Trump said he thought his and the U.S. relationship with Kim and North Korea was "a very good one." "I think it remains good," he said.
Erdogan has become the twenty-first century’s chief peddler of the “Reichstag Fire” strategy.
In the hardest interview he's ever done, Corey Feldman is pulling back his support of Michael Jackson following "horrendous" child abuse allegations.
A high-ranking French Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted on Thursday of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse in his diocese and said he would submit his resignation to Pope Francis. Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon and the highest-profile cleric to be caught up in the child sex abuse scandal inside the French Catholic Church, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence. The court in Lyon ruled that between July 2014 and June 2015 Barbarin covered up allegations of sexual abuse of boy scouts in the 1980s and early 1990s by a priest who is due to go on trial later this year.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook turned into "Tim Apple" on social media Thursday after a slip-up by US President Donald Trump sparked a viral moment on Twitter. The Twittersphere reacted after a Wednesday White House meeting where the US president thanked "Tim Apple" for the tech giant's investments and job creations. Cook changed his Twitter display name the following morning, using his first name followed by the Apple icon to get in on the fun.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line cleric once thought to be a possible successor to Iran's supreme leader was appointed head of the Islamic Republic's judiciary Thursday, sparking concern from rights activists over his involvement in the execution of thousands in the 1980s.