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'Where Did Justine Go?' OneJustine Payton was drawn to a Hare Krishna ashram for its yoga, meditation and vegan meals. She's still figuring out what went wrong.
ESPN reporter Harry Lyles Jr.ESPN college football reporter Harry Lyles Jr. was minding his own business when he was the subject of a barb from Florida State director of athletics Michael Alford.
How a Labour MP became aThe transformation of John Woodcock exposes the authoritarian potential that can lurk in Britain's centre left During the final, beleaguered stages of the last Labour government, one of the stern... young party functionaries who used to cluster protectively around the prime minister, Gordon Brown, on his visits to public places was John Woodcock, then one of Brown's special advisers. Despite the government's disintegrating poll ratings, Woodcock still had that New Labour cockiness, giving journalists disdainful glances as he strode past in a close-fitting suit. At the 2010 election, despite Brown's defeat, Woodcock became MP for the relatively safe Labour seat of Barrow and Furness. Three years later I interviewed him there for an article about the defence industry, of which he was a strong...
Alfonso Ribeiro Says HisIn a new interview with Closer Weekly, Alfonso Ribeiro said his iconic role in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as Carlton Banks was a “sacrifice” for his acting career. “Playing Carlton... on 'Fresh Prince' became a sacrifice. I used to always say doing Carlton was the greatest and worst thing that ever happened to […]
New York thrilled with firstIt was less than an hour before the first game she would ever play in New York City, this one in Brooklyn at Barclays Center, and young girls squealed for her to sign their No. 22 jerseys, their... posters, their magazines, their anything and everything. Caitlin Clark, chewing gum and smiling, made her way down...
Indonesia's Ibu volcanoThe volcano on the remote island of Halmahera spewed grey ash clouds into the sky as streaks of purple lightning flashed around its crater A volcano on the remote Indonesian island of Halmahera has... spectacularly erupted, spewing a grey ash cloud into the sky and forcing people from seven nearby villages to evacuate, authorities have said. Mount Ibu erupted on Saturday evening, sending ash 4km into the sky, as streaks of purple lightning flashed around its crater, according to information and images shared by Indonesia's volcanology agency.
Dive team finds bodies of 2Alaska State Troopers say dive teams found the two bodies.
Steve Buscemi's AllegedA man accused of randomly punching film and TV star Steve Buscemi has been arrested and charged, according to the New York Police. NYPD identified the suspect as 50-year-old homeless man Clifton... Williams. He is charged with second-degree assault. The crime is a class D felony and carries a possible sentence of seven years in prison. […]
Ohio Elections OfficialThe Biden campaign is considering suing to ensure the president is on the ballot, after the Republican secretary of state said he would bar him over what is normally a minor procedural issue.
Nvidia ARM laptops may be inNvidia is reportedly working on its own version of an ARM-based CPU which could make a debut next year.
'My songs spread like herpes':In the 1950s and 60s, his songs stunned and delighted listeners with their irreverence, wit and nihilism. Then he gave it all up to teach mathematics. Lehrer is still alive at 96 - so I went in search... of answers In 1959, at the stifling, snobbish Jesuit boarding school to which my loving parents had unwisely subcontracted my care, Tom Lehrer's songs burst upon my consciousness like a clown in a cathedral. Days there began with mass, and ended with an uplifting homily in the chapel from an elderly and skeletal priest, generally about death. "Your best friends will desert you leaving you nothing but a winding sheet," was one of his more cheerful messages. Between the two there was catechism, rugby, occasional bullying and fairly frequent beatings. But we had the "playroom", where we could...
Brit, 73, dies and 23 areAfter around 11 hours of flying time from take off in London, the aircraft bound for Singapore sharply dropped around 6,000 feet in just five minutes, causing chaos in the cabin.
Ukraine war briefing: KyivUkrainian prosecutors investigating possible war crimes in Kharkiv and Vovchansk as Zelenskiy says his troops are fighting back: What we know on day 816 Ukraine says Russian shelling targeted... civilians in two cities in the north-eastern region of Kharkiv on Saturday. Ukrainian prosecutors said they were investigating as a potential war crime a Russian airstrike on a residential area of the regional capital Kharkiv in which six civilians were wounded, including a 13-year-old girl, 16-year-old male and an eight-year-old. Moscow denies deliberately targeting civilians but thousands have been killed and injured since its February 2022 invasion of Ukraine. In Vovchansk, a city just 5 km from the Russian border and about 70 km to the north-east of Kharkiv, Ukrainian prosecutors said Russian...
Israeli abuse of jailedWith thousands now held without charge, lawyers say Israel is signalling that no detainee is safe Marwan Barghouti spends his days huddled in a cramped, dark, solitary cell, with no way to tend to his... wounds, and a shoulder injury from being dragged with his hands cuffed behind his back. Barghouti holds almost mythic status within Palestinian politics, seen as a figure whose potential to unify different factions has only grown during his 24 years in prison.
Pint-sized inflation criticsTwo treat-seeking misses were knocked seriously off course by the skyrocketing cost of a cone at their local park.
Ukraine war briefing: Russia'sUkrainian president admits his army lacks enough troops and has only 25% of the air defences it needs as Russia advances in the north-east. What we know on day 815 Ukraine's president, Volodymyr... Zelenskiy, has warned that Russia's offensive in the north-eastern Kharkiv region this month may only be the "first wave" of several and Russian troops could aim for the city of Kharkiv. "We have to be sober and understand that they are going deeper into our territory. Not vice versa," Zelenskiy said on Friday in an interview with AFP. Russian forces "want to attack" the city, one of Ukraine's largest, although they realise it would be "very difficult", he added. Zelenskiy said the situation in the region, where Russia has seized several border villages, was "controlled" but "not stabilised" after...
'Mayor Of Kingstown' ProducersJeremy Renner is back at work on his series Mayor of Kingstown after his well-documented snowmobile accident and recovery. But he’s still not physically all the way back. “To try to create... some truth and then get the audience to believe it, while I'm just trying to learn to walk again, to put one foot […]
Man charged with murder inOregon authorities have identified and charged a suspect in the 2023 deaths of three women -- Charity Lynn Perry, 24, Bridget Leanne Webster, 31, and Joanna Speaks, 32.
OpenAI's Flirty New Assistant,It's been a week of A.I. vertigo -- the feeling that we've been dragged five years into the future and aren't sure what to do about it.
Comerica reaches governanceAn agreement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will require Dallas-based Comerica Bank to institute a list of corrective actions regarding a range of compliance issues, including... wealth management, third-party risk and financial accounting.

Rio Tinto Faces Class Action Over Bougainville Mine Impact

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Rio Tinto Faces Class ActionA class action against Rio Tinto has been filed in a Papua New Guinea court in relation to a long-shuttered copper mine that it offloaded in 2016.
The NRL is rocked by cocaineThe NRL has been rocked by a drugs scandal which resulted in a dramatic Suncorp Stadium arrest involving police sniffer dogs at one of the league's centrepieces, last weekend's Magic Round.
Ukraine war briefing: FranceChina sending Russia lethal aid, says British defence secretary; Zelenskiy stresses need for defence against glide bombs. What we know on day 820 France has carried out its first test firing of an... updated nuclear-capable missile, the ASMPA-R, designed to be launched by a Rafale fighter jet, according to the French defence minister, Sebastien Lecornu. It came a day after Russia said it began nuclear drills in its southern military district, which stretches from Russia into occupied Ukrainian territory. The announcement of Russian drills is partly directed at France after its president, Emmanuel Macron, said he would not rule out sending in troops on Ukraine's side. Lecornu said the missile was fired without a warhead by a plane in an exercise "above national territory ... at the end of a...
Tyson Fury had a sense ofSIMON JORDAN: Despite my remonstrations about his behaviour and how he and the obnoxious acolytes around him choose to conduct themselves, he is a British fighter.
Justice Department to Sue LiveAn antitrust lawsuit, expected Thursday, will allege the company illegally suppressed competition.