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French fitness blogger Rebecca Burger killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser

French fitness blogger Rebecca Burger killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser Posting a picture of the type of dispenser Ms Burger had, they warned people not to use them claiming "thousands of defective devices are still in circulation". They wrote: 'We are sorry to announce the sad news of losing this handsome soul. Please pray for her soul to rest in peace and for her family to stay strong. [Full Article...]

Family of Otto Warmbier declines autopsy

The organizers of Warmbier's trip say they will no longer take USA citizens to the country. The security talks between USA and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs are occurring amid outrage in Washington over the death of Otto Warmbier days after the American student was released from imprisonment in North Korea in a coma. [Full Article...]

Public protector says Absa must pay back the money

Public protector says Absa must pay back the money Her comments knocked the rand as the change was seen by investors as a threat to the independence of the Reserve Bank. The panel delivered its report two years later, finding that the Reserve Bank had acted beyond its powers in granting assistance to Bankorp, which Absa bought in 1992. [Full Article...]

Zhang Ziyi joins the MonsterVerse beginning with Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Zhang Ziyi joins the MonsterVerse beginning with Godzilla: King of the Monsters Zhang will be playing an important figure within the covert Monarch organization which was established in the first part. Ziyi will star alongside Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga , Millie Bobby Brown , Bradley Whitford and the returning Ken Watanabe in the Godzilla sequel, whuch is set to stomp into theaters on March 22, 2019 . [Full Article...]

'He Preyed on My Vulnerabilities': Bill Cosby Accuser Speaks Out

'He Preyed on My Vulnerabilities': Bill Cosby Accuser Speaks Out Bill Cosby's accusers and supporters alike have gathered on the courthouse steps to await a verdict in his sexual assault case. "But each of you must decide by yourself". Judge Steven O'Neill declined to allow Cosby's attorneys to call a witness whom they said could corroborate telephone calls Andrea Constand made in attempts to get phone records, so she could fix her story before she went to a ... [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby Accuser Andrea Constand Breaks Silence Following Mistrial

Bill Cosby Accuser Andrea Constand Breaks Silence Following Mistrial Cosby's camp has said he turned down a plea deal that would have spared him jail time, but District Attorney Kevin Steele's spokeswoman, Kate Delano, said Monday: "We never offered him a plea deal". They say that releasing the names of the jurors could make it more hard to select an impartial jury in the next trial. But it was Cosby's reputation as a public moralist who urged young people to pul... [Full Article...]

Juror reveals why Bill Cosby walked free

Juror reveals why Bill Cosby walked free Andrew Wyatt raises his fist as Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa ., Saturday, June 17 , 2017. O'Neill's ruling came a day after lawyers for several media companies and prosecutors and defense lawyers were in court arguing over the release of the jurors' names. [Full Article...]

Names of jurors in Bill Cosby case are released

Names of jurors in Bill Cosby case are released O'Neill said he would instruct each juror not to discuss anything their fellow jurors said or any votes for conviction or acquittal other jurors made during six days of deliberations. "People couldn't even pace" in the smaller room, the juror said. "U know Bill Cosby? " she tweeted regarding a Temple University petition to end the school's relationship with the comedian per CBS News . [Full Article...]

Megyn Kelly Is Standing Behind Her Interview With Alex Jones

NBC anchor Megyn Kelly's upcoming interview with " InfoWars " host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has resulted in a firestorm of criticism , notably from the families of Sandy Hook shooting victims. "I find Alex Jones " suggestion that Sandy Hook was "a hoax' as personally revolting as every other rational person does", Kelly wrote in a statement posted to her Twitter ac... [Full Article...]

'The Mummy' Reboot Teases More Monster Films With Easter Eggs

'The Mummy' Reboot Teases More Monster Films With Easter Eggs Nothing quite comes together in this insane mix of action, jokes, ancient curses and the undead, and even Tom Cruise's star power can't glue the thing together. While Nick can't figure out if he is alive or dead, if he's hallucinating, whether he's a good man or a bad man, a suspicious doctor Jekyll sagely tells Nick that chicken soup and a good night's sleep are not going to cure him of this cu... [Full Article...]

Left-Wing Terrorist Hodgkinson Had an Assassination List Targeting Conservative Reps

Left-Wing Terrorist Hodgkinson Had an Assassination List Targeting Conservative Reps Hodgkinson, who authorities said spent the last few months living in a white van parked at a local YMCA, opened fire just after 7 a.m. Wednesday on Republican lawmakers and staffers practicing for a charity baseball game scheduled the next day . [Full Article...]

Paul McCartney to tour Australia in December

The long and winding road is finally bringing Paul McCartney back to Australia and New Zealand. It will be preceded by shows in Australia, in Perth on December 2, Melbourne on December 5, Brisbane on December 9 and Sydney on December 11. [Full Article...]

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen John Solomon, 24, of SC, was arrested just after 10:00am Wednesday, US Park Police spokeswoman Sergeant Anna Rose said . Earlier this week 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres was arrested as Hassanen's suspected killer. At about 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, a group of as many as 15 teenagers was walking and riding bikes on Dranesville Road. "Witnesses say [Martinez] Torres caught up with them a shor... [Full Article...]

Cosby judge turns down jury's request to hear testimony

Cosby judge turns down jury's request to hear testimony It was the first significant request by the jury to review a piece of testimony that did not specifically concern the night of the Constand encounter, suggesting jurors were trying to widen their scope as they sought to break their stalemate. [Full Article...]

Jurors Enter 5th Day of Deliberation in Cosby Rape Trial

Jurors Enter 5th Day of Deliberation in Cosby Rape Trial Nearly immediately after the judge ordered jurors back to their deliberations Thursday, Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt took to a podium outside the courthouse saying the deadlock showed Cosby was not guilty. Constand alleged that Cosby gave her three blue pills that he said were herbal and would help her relax. Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial requested the judge define reas... [Full Article...]

The Best from the 2017 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

The Best from the 2017 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet From Miranda Lambert and Anderson East to Kelsea Ballerini and fiance Morgan Evans, and even actress Katherine Heigl and her husband, musician Josh Kelley , red carpet couples made a major splash at this year's CMT Music Awards . Awards are based on voting by fans. Tim McGraw - "Lovin' Lately" Brothers Osborne - "21 Summer" Dan + Shay - "How Not To" Florida Georgia Line - "H.O.L.Y." . [Full Article...]

Highland Reel toughs it out in Prince of Wales's Stakes

Highland Reel toughs it out in Prince of Wales's Stakes She was joined for a day at the races by senior members of the Royal Family as the temperature rose well above 30C. "She's a once-in-a-lifetime horse ", said trainer Wesley A. "She broke really well", Velazquez said. Earlier, there were wins for French horses Le Brivido and Qemah in the Jersey Stakes and the Duke of Cambridge Stakes, respectively, in hot conditions at Ascot. [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in a mistrial

Mr Cosby, 79, was tried for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. They told Judge Steven O'Neill on the fourth day that they could not reach a unanimous verdict. Cliff Huxtable on " The Cosby Show " in the 1980s. Cosby said through a spokesman that he felt good about the verdict. The case was settled in March 2006 after months of depositions that would come back to haunt Cosb... [Full Article...]

'Transformers': Mark Wahlberg Thinks Michael Bay Isn't Finished

'Transformers': Mark Wahlberg Thinks Michael Bay Isn't Finished Why do we keep paying money to see these movies knowing that they are so awful? Oh, and yes, Optimus, we know what your name is. The exact same thing happens in nearly all of the previous " Transformers " movies. Chris Van Vliet: "That's a good thing?" But if director Michael Bay weren't able to stage increasingly elaborate world-destroying action sequences, there would be no redeeming qualiti... [Full Article...]

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Democrats' decisive Tuesday night loss in Georgia's special election - a race into which they poured tens of millions of dollars to make it the most expensive House race in US history - is leaving Democrats to strategize a path forward for the 2018 midterm elections. [Full Article...]


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