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  • NY medical examiner says two drowned Saudi sisters committed suicide: – The Times of Israel January 23, 2019
    NEW YORK — Two Saudi sisters whose bodies were found taped together on the banks of a New York river committed suicide, the city’s medical examiner said on Tuesday. Rotana Farea, 22, and her sister Tala, 16, were found beside the Hudson River in late October with no visible signs of trauma, dressed all in…
  • Hong Kong moves to criminalize 'insulting' China's national anthem – CNN January 23, 2019
    Hong Kong (CNN)The trumpet sounds, clear and exultant, and is greeted by a crescendo of boos. This was the scene at repeated Hong Kong football matches, as fans in the semi-autonomous Chinese city expressed their disdain at being represented by the national anthem of the People's Republic of China. Such disrespect of the "March of…
  • Taiwan’s ‘bikini hiker’ dies after falling into ravine on solo trek – The Washington Post January 23, 2019
    Amy B Wang General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news January 22 at 9:12 PM If there was any doubt that hiking was Gigi Wu’s passion, a visit to her social media accounts would have put that to rest. Her Facebook page was a veritable tour of Taiwan’s tallest peaks and most scenic mountain…
  • Moscow Claims Whelan Had a Flash Drive Full of Secrets – Daily Beast January 23, 2019
    Welcome to Rabbit Hole, a breaking-news analysis that helps you get smart on the one story everyone’s obsessing over—for Beast Inside members only.Paul Whelan expected some holiday snaps during a Moscow hotel meetup. What he got was a thumb drive full of purportedly classified data and an extended stay at Moscow’s most notorious prison. His…
  • 84-year-old Boston Man Hailed As 'Octopus Whisperer' January 23, 2019
    BOSTON (AP) — Wilson Menashi palmed a squid in his left hand and extended his arm into an aquarium tank, watching as a giant Pacific octopus stretched out arms to greet him like a friend. Freya latched some of her 2,240 suction cups onto Menashi’s arm, using their powers of taste and smell to gather…
  • Arizona Lawmaker Wants Porn To Fund Trump's Border Wall January 23, 2019
    A GOP lawmaker wants to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall by squeezing money out of every Arizonan who patronizes pornographic websites. Republican state Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, recently introduced House Bill 2444, which would require electronics manufacturers to preinstall porn-blocking software on all electronic devices bought or sold in the state, the Arizona Mirror reported.…
  • David Schwimmer Look-Alike Suspect Doesn't Look THAT Much Like Ross From 'Friends' January 23, 2019
    British authorities have arrested a suspected thief whose “Wanted” image went viral last year due to his purported likeness to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer in the hit sitcom “Friends.” But many people now think the man, who police identified this week as 36-year-old Abdulah Husseini, doesn’t really look like his alleged…
  • Gutfeld on the Super Bowl's national anthem and Gladys Knight January 23, 2019
    Gladys Knight will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, which is a great choice. I would have sung it myself, but why steal Tom Brady's thunder?Of course, thanks to a media whose business model is conflict, the anthem controversy still lingers – like a bad odor. It's one of those stories where…
  • Todd Starnes: Supreme Court refusal to hear appeal of coach fired for praying is a blow to religious liberty January 23, 2019
    The Supreme Court delivered a devastating blow to religious liberty Tuesday by refusing to take up a case involving a Washington state high school football coach who was fired after he took a knee to pray after a football game.In 2015 Joe Kennedy was fired from his job as an assistant football coach at Bremerton…
  • Covington students are still kids — Why did so many adults ignore that in the rush to condemn them? January 23, 2019
    Over the weekend, many people attended the March for Life in Washington, including a group of students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. A video from the event taken just steps from the Lincoln Memorial surfaced – an edited video – which seemed to portray a group of students from Covington Catholic High School…
  • Franklin Graham: Truth—it’s 100 percent right, 100 percent of the time January 23, 2019
    A recent Fox News report about the impact of the partial government shutdown especially caught my attention. It said that some 10,000 U.S. air traffic controllers have been working without pay. I’m a pilot myself—in fact, this past week I flew to Bangkok, Thailand, to preach the Gospel. I know firsthand how vital these men…
  • Here's why Kamala Harris is still my pick to win the Democratic nomination (despite these major problems) January 23, 2019
    On Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced her candidacy for president. She’s the third Democratic woman to throw her hat in the ring, joining her Senate colleagues Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Three different candidates – three similar media strategies, so far.In years past, campaign advisers would shy away from the high-wire act…
  • Taraji P. Henson clarifies stance on R. Kelly after deleting controversial Instagram posts January 23, 2019
    CLOSE The Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly” sheds new light on allegations that have circled the R&B star for decades. Maeve McDermott explains. USA TODAYTaraji P. Henson felt the need to clarify her stance on alleged abuser R. Kelly Tuesday.As she wrote on Twitter, in all caps: "R. KELLY IS GUILTY AND WRONG AND SHOULD…
  • Hat tricks for Hertl, Ovechkin as Sharks beat Caps 7-6 in OT January 23, 2019
    AP Published 11:04 p.m. ET Jan. 22, 2019 | Updated 12:59 a.m. ET Jan. 23, 2019WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Hertl completed his hat trick by scoring in overtime, and the San Jose Sharks withstood Alex Ovechkin's three goals to beat the Washington Capitals 7-6 on Tuesday night and hand the defending Stanley Cup champions their…
  • New York Gets a Fresh Batch of Bakeries From Abroad January 23, 2019
    The city has attracted chains from Scandinavia, Australia and Italy with big plans. ImageSoren Nissen, the head of baking at the New York location of Ole & Steen, a chain of more than 90 bakeries and cafes in Denmark and England.CreditCreditEllen Silverman for The New York TimesNew York has no shortage of small, homegrown bakeries,…
  • Falzon scores 21, Northwestern beats Indiana 73-66 January 23, 2019
    AP Published 11:31 p.m. ET Jan. 22, 2019 | Updated 12:59 a.m. ET Jan. 23, 2019EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Collins kept imploring Aaron Falzon to be patient and insisted the opportunity would come. This is what Falzon did when he finally got his chance.Falzon scored a career-high 21 points and matched one with six…
  • New York strengthens abortion rights on anniversary of Roe vs. Wade January 23, 2019
    CLOSE Highlights of Today in History: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion; Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty; Queen Victoria dies; "The Crucible" opens;"Laugh-In" premieres. APALBANY, NY - A long-stalled effort to strengthen abortion rights in New York became reality Tuesday evening when the Legislature easily approved the measure after Republicans stymied it for years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo immediately signed…
  • He Knows the Stars’ Dirty Laundry. Because He Washes It. January 23, 2019
    ImageHans-Jürgen Topf has traveled with many of the world’s biggest music acts, including Madonna, Pink and Beyoncé. He often spends three to four hours ironing every afternoon.CreditCreditFelix Brüggemann for The New York TimesBERLIN — One afternoon in November, Hans-Jürgen Topf walked through the backstage area of the Mercedes-Benz Arena, where dozens of crewmembers were unloading…
  • Backlund scores in OT to give Flames 3-2 win over Hurricanes January 23, 2019
    AP Published 12:46 a.m. ET Jan. 23, 2019 CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund scored 15 seconds into overtime Tuesday night to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.Calgary (33-13-5) heads into the All-Star break as the No. 1 team in the Western Conference, six points up on San Jose.Oliver Kylington…
  • TRENDING: Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket January 23, 2019
    TRENDINGFor more and more people, learning about their genetic makeup is just the first step. The second is heading to the airport so they can explore their roots in person.ImageRondel Holder followed the results of his home DNA test to Togo and Benin.CreditCreditNathan Bajar for The New York TimesRondel Holder, who lives in New York…