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Amazon Buying Whole Foods Could Mean Pain for Costco

Online shopping has been taking over the retail sector for some time, but the recent announcement that online shopping giant Amazon has bought United States specialty grocery store Whole Foods still came as a shock. The company operates New Hampshire stores in Bedford and Nashua. "I said, 'I know". Whole Foods will keep its brand name , operating as a subsidiary of Amazon, and it's current CE... [Full Article...]

Los Angeles to display Bat-Signal in honor of Adam West

Adam West , an actor well-known for his role as the titular character in the 1960s superhero show Batman , passed away June 9 at the age of 88. The tribute took place at LA's City Hall at 9 pm Thursday (about 4pm Friday, NZ time ). Adam West attends a " Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders " event at New York Comic-Con on October 6, 2016 in New York City. Adam West's Batman co-stars Bu... [Full Article...]

Judge to grant Santa Cruz neurosurgeon bail

Judge to grant Santa Cruz neurosurgeon bail But he said he will set the amount at a June 28 hearing and the doctor will remain in custody until then. In unsuccessfully arguing against bail, prosecutors say the doctor sought to impregnate women to create more victims, though there's no evidence he succeeded. [Full Article...]

We will ensure you get reduced to dust: Uddhav Thackeray to BJP

We will ensure you get reduced to dust: Uddhav Thackeray to BJP We decided that whoever willing to do a good work should be supported. Downplaying the rift within the NDA following Uddhav Thackeray's criticism that the BJP was fielding Kovind to win over Dalit votes, Swamy said that it was natural of its "Hindutva brother" to side with the ruling dispensation. [Full Article...]

Turkey asks US envoy to oppose arrest warrants

Turkey asks US envoy to oppose arrest warrants Washington's Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday announced criminal charges against 12 Turkish security personnel involved in last month's alleged assault of protesters demonstrating against Turkey's president during his visit to the district. [Full Article...]

US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

The drone incident comes two days after another US warplane shot down a Syrian plane that was attacking US -backed forces near Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital, noted USA Today. The force will continue normal operations in Iraq , reports Australia's News.com. The incident follows Sunday's downing of a Syrian SU-22, a Russian-made attack jet. [Full Article...]

Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes Once police conclude and deliver the entirety of their report into allegations against Temer to Fachin, the top federal prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, can then lodge formal charges against the president. Temer's "the head of the most risky criminal organization in the country", according to meatpacking billionaire Joesley Batista, who secretly recorded the alleged hush money discussion as part of a pl... [Full Article...]

Cosby buoyant as jury deliberates

Cosby pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault. Embattled comedian Bill Cosby remains "in good spirits" as jurors in his sex assault trial continue deliberations for a second day. In the deposition, which became public almost two years ago, Mr. Cosby said he gave Ms. Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl. [Full Article...]

Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards

The show stars 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout performance. "To all young people watching at home , don't waste any time trying to be like anybody else", he said, "because the things that make you unusual are the things that make you powerful". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police warn use of fake explosive belts is 'new tactic'

United Kingdom police warn use of fake explosive belts is 'new tactic' He attached a leather strap to the handle and the weapon was tied around his wrist. It is still hard to speculate on the motives of the terrorists who wore these fake belts, Haydon said. In a rare glimpse into the weeklong investigation, police released details on Saturday that showed Khuram Butt originally tried to rent a 7.5-ton truck. [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Resumes

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Resumes Cosby became a mentor to Constand, and he would sometimes invite her to dinners at his house either alone or with others. Gianna Constand, Andrea Constand's mother, told a Pennsylvania jury that she had a 2-1/2-hour phone conversation with Cosby after her daughter told her about the alleged 2004 assault a year after it happened. [Full Article...]

By keeping US focus on Islamic State, Trump risks wider Syria war

Iran launched the missiles into Syria on Sunday, the first time in 30 years it has used them against a foreign country. It was a sharp escalation in an area that is essential in operations to secure Iraq's borders and potentially advance toward Deir el-Zour. [Full Article...]

Cosby trial: Defence rests after one witness

Cosby trial: Defence rests after one witness The jury also heard quotes during the trial from Cosby's deposition about his use of Quaaludes in the 1970s. Throughout the closing statements, Cosby leaned forward a few times and shook his head, but mostly he maintained his poise, seated and sometimes staring off at the judge's bench and ceiling. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier, US Student Sent Home From North Korea, Passes away

Trump says he spoke with Warmbier's parents and says it's "incredible what they've gone through". His family said on Monday that he first appeared anguished when he first arrived home, but died "at peace". "And then, as a second phase, try to achieve the complete dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program". The United States of America can not and should not tolerate the murder of its ... [Full Article...]

Wonder Woman's Record-Breaking Box Office Debut

Needless to say that after waiting 14 years to direct Wonder Woman and earning $103.3 million domestically in its opening week, the director has certainly earned the right to negotiate and Warner Bros . I went through glass on windows, " she said. The film became the biggest opening ever for a female director, edging out " Fifty Shades of Grey " by just over $17 million. [Full Article...]

Who killed Charlotte DiLaurentis on 'Pretty Little Liars'?

Who killed Charlotte DiLaurentis on 'Pretty Little Liars'? Mona wasn't about to be another pawn in the game, so she confronted her nemesis. It looked like Mona was going to push Charlotte off the bell tower, but she didn't. Mona planned to push her out the window to make it look like a suicide but at the last minute made a decision to let Charlotte live. So, it's no surprise that the folks at Episode are experts at creating avatars of characters we ... [Full Article...]

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria A USA warplane destroyed an armed Syrian drone after American forces said it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", the US military said. The incident occurred in the vicinity of conflicts with forces backed by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, near the combat outpost in At-Tanf. [Full Article...]

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria It offered air power and Special Forces to back Iraqi, Kurdish and other allied fighters on the ground in both countries. After the U.S. shot down a Syrian regime plane accused of bombing SDF near Tabqa on Sunday, the SDF threatened to retaliate against Syrian regime forces if attacks on them continue and Russian Federation has announced it will track and target any airborne vehicles that pass... [Full Article...]

Warner Bros. Working On A Watchmen Reboot For HBO

Warner Bros. Working On A Watchmen Reboot For HBO The comic is so beloved that it's inspired a motion comic, a live-action film (from Snyder), and another forthcoming movie from Warner Bros. In the past, Damon Lindelof has been outspoken about his obsessive love for Watchmen , telling CBR back in 2009, "From the flashbacks to the nonlinear storytelling to the deeply flawed heroes, these are all elements that I try to put into everything ... [Full Article...]

Woman to hang by teeth over Niagara Falls

Woman to hang by teeth over Niagara Falls She was tethered by her waist during the stunt to comply with a NY state law that requires safety harnesses for performers more than 6 metres in the air. For the sake of the performer's teeth, the stunt has evolved over the years and now the couple uses custom made mouthpieces while performing. The "Iron Jaw" hold was once a staple of Nik's grandparents act - his grandfather would ride a bicyc... [Full Article...]


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