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NASA Mourns Loss of Astronaut John Young, Visited the Moon Twice NASA Mourns Loss of Astronaut John Young, Visited the Moon Twice
- January 07, 2018

Young was a man of many firsts: the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs (and the first to command a shuttle flight); and the first to fly into space six times. His May 1969 Apollo 10 mission served as a "dress rehearsal" for the historic Apollo 11 mission two months later in which Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. (more...)
Helena Bonham Carter might be joining The Crown and we're conflicted Helena Bonham Carter might be joining The Crown and we're conflicted
- January 06, 2018

Series creator Peter Morgan has always said that he meant to replace key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the main characters as they age. If that name rings a bell, but you can't seem to put a face to it, Helena played Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter movies and she also played Queen Elizabeth , Queen Elizabeth II's mother, in The King's Speech! The first two seasons covered the first 15 or so years of the queen's reign in the 1950s and 1960s. (more...)
Maryland native DeWanda Wise to make Marvel movie debut in 'Captain Marvel' Maryland native DeWanda Wise to make Marvel movie debut in 'Captain Marvel'
- January 06, 2018

It would be a huge statement of intent to cast a black female superhero alongside Brie Larson , proof that Marvel is dedicated to diversifying their films from here on out. There is no word on what her role will be, but there has been some speculation about who it could be. During her tenure, Monica did some big projects as she joined the Avengers and even came to lead the team. (more...)
Twitter Just Explained Why It Won't Ban Donald Trump Twitter Just Explained Why It Won't Ban Donald Trump
- January 06, 2018

Reaffirming its somewhat unclear terms of service, Twitter said that world leaders are effectively above being blocked from the service because their tweets are "important information people should be able to see and debate". "Some activists said Twitter should have banned Trump and one group projected images on the company's headquarters with a message "@ jack is #complicit ", a reference to chief executive Jack Dorsey and "Ban @ realDonaldTrump ". (more...)
Roy Moore accuser loses everything in house fire under investigation for arson Roy Moore accuser loses everything in house fire under investigation for arson
- January 06, 2018

A fire has destroyed the home of a woman who accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. AL.com reports that the Etowah County Arson Task Force is investigating the fire, and according to witnesses, "a young man who had a history of public intoxication [was seen] walking around the house before and during the blaze". (more...)
DJs React to Pres. Trump's Nuclear Button Tweet DJs React to Pres. Trump's Nuclear Button Tweet
- January 06, 2018

North Korea first called on Wednesday afternoon and the countries' officials spoke for 20 minutes , mostly to ensure the communication system worked properly, according to South Korea's Ministry of Unification. President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does - but the president doesn't actually have a physical button. (more...)
Sessions nixes Obama-era rules leaving states alone that legalize pot Sessions nixes Obama-era rules leaving states alone that legalize pot
- January 05, 2018

The first pot shops in MA are slated to open later this year. It also might spark something of a federalist crisis, and it drew some resistance even from members of Sessions's own party. MedMen, Southern California's largest marijuana retailer , is now selling recreational marijuana for adult use at two locations-one in WeHo and and one in Santa Ana-with three more in the works, in Venice, DTLA, and near LAX. (more...)
Failed missile test hits North Korean town Failed missile test hits North Korean town
- January 05, 2018

The report also draws attention to seeming structural damage to one of the buildings. And new reports would suggest that those fears may have come true. In his New Year's Day message, Kim Jong Un said that the nuclear button is always in his reach. It is thought if the missile had been successful it should have landed in the northern parts of the Sea of Japan. (more...)
Starbucks responds to 'latte levy' with 5p cup charge to cut waste Starbucks responds to 'latte levy' with 5p cup charge to cut waste
- January 05, 2018

Committee chairwoman Mary Creagh said: 'Almost none are recycled and half-a-million a day are littered. Make companies pay for producing mixed material packaging which is hard to recycle (coffee cups are a paper shell with a plastic lining bonded to the paper). (more...)
Hot air balloon crash in Egypt kills 1, injures 19 tourists Hot air balloon crash in Egypt kills 1, injures 19 tourists
- January 05, 2018

The injured are being treated at Luxor International Hospital. Twenty people had been on board, it said, adding that weather conditions had conformed to flight standards. The Egyptian Aviation Authority confirmed 19 people were injured in the crash, which took place at about 7:30 a.m. local time. The accident occurred in Luxor, in southern Egypt, which is popular with tourists due to its number of ancient temples and ruins. (more...)
Anti-triple talaq bill in RS tomorrow Anti-triple talaq bill in RS tomorrow
- January 03, 2018

The Modi government tried to convince them at a Rajya Sabha Business Advisory Committee meeting that the Bill shouldn't go to a select committee. Most parties are against the provision for jailing offenders - they say they don't want a civil matter to be criminalised. (more...)
Mega Millions jackpot reaches $363 million Mega Millions jackpot reaches $363 million
- January 03, 2018

Math still suggests buying a lottery ticket is a losing bet . On Saturday night, no one matched all six Powerball numbers, sending Wednesday's drawing to $440 million. The odds of winning jackpots in either game are incredibly small. Multipliers are available in all states offering the games except California, which bans the type of fixed prize payouts awarded by multipliers. (more...)
Daughter of NYPD chokehold victim dies Daughter of NYPD chokehold victim dies
- January 02, 2018

It pushed Erica Garner into activism. Garner had an 8-year-old daughter and a 4-month-old son, whom she named after her father. She also told NBCBLK that her goal was to continue fighting for justice for him and others caught in similar situations. (more...)
At Least 10 Dead In Iran Protests As World Pressure Grows At Least 10 Dead In Iran Protests As World Pressure Grows
- January 02, 2018

Brigadier-General Esmail Kowsari reportedly told the ISNA news agency: "If people came into the streets over high prices, they should not have chanted those slogans and burned public property and cars". They are hungry for food and for freedom. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has acknowledged the public's anger over the flagging economy, but he has also warned that rioters and looters will be arrested. (more...)
Donald Trump: Pakistan summons US Ambassador after US President's angry tweet Donald Trump: Pakistan summons US Ambassador after US President's angry tweet
- January 02, 2018

Separately, the Foreign Office also summoned the USA ambassador in Islamabad David Hale last night and lodged a protest over Donald Trump's rhetoric against Pakistan. "Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif responded immediately and said, ".Will let the world know the truth. difference between facts and fiction". (more...)
Medical Commission Bill: Health ministry exchanged views with IMA Medical Commission Bill: Health ministry exchanged views with IMA
- January 02, 2018

A bill to replace the apex medical education regulator - Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body, to ensure transparency, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 29. Clause 49 of the Bill calls for a joint sitting of the National Medical Commission, the Central Council of Homoeopathy and the Central Council of Indian Medicine at least once a year "to enhance the interface between homoeopathy, Indian Systems of Medicine and modern systems of medicine". (more...)
[PyeongChang 2018] S. Korea 'carefully' mulling timing of offering talks with NK [PyeongChang 2018] S. Korea 'carefully' mulling timing of offering talks with NK
- January 02, 2018

South Korea's unification ministry said Tuesday it is "carefully" considering the timing of proposing talks with North Korea as the North's leader expressed his willingness to send a delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Choi met North Korea's sports official Mun Woong in China on December 18 on the sidelines of a global youth football tournament where North and South Korea soccer teams competed, the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper reported. (more...)
J&K CRPF camp attack: Late night assault took jawans by surprise J&K CRPF camp attack: Late night assault took jawans by surprise
- January 01, 2018

Two heavily armed JeM terrorists attacked the camp at about 2 am, said Inspector General of CRPF Ravideep Sahi. Two personnel got injured in the attack. Police sources said a fidayeen group of militants stormed into GTC of CRPF at Lethpora after lobbing grenades and resorted to heavy firing on government forces, injuring three CRPF personnel. (more...)
New Year's Eve wind chill in Detroit forecast at -16 below New Year's Eve wind chill in Detroit forecast at -16 below
- January 01, 2018

Sunday to 1 p.m. Monday. Tonight's low is expected to be around -2 degrees, and wind chills ranging from 10 to 25 degrees below zero will make it risky for anyone to spend extended time outdoors on New Year's Eve without proper attire, according to the National Weather Service. (more...)
Uproar As Dead Men Make Govt's Boards List Uproar As Dead Men Make Govt's Boards List
- January 01, 2018

A list of over 1,460 people was released Friday evening but careful scrutiny by local media portals revealed duplications and names of deceased persons and others who were not in the ruling party. But it was discovered that in the list were some dead persons and this has generated mixed reactions, with some lambasting the Presidency for the error. (more...)