Global Popular News for 6 Jan 2018
It's Washington versus California on marijuana, climate change, offshore oil drilling and immigration this week as bubbling disagreements between President Donald Trump's administration and California... all seemed to spill over at once.
Lewis Hamilton did something "inappropriate" on social media over Christmas, then kicked off 2018 by wiping his feeds. Fans should hope it's not the end of an honest, if sometimes flawed, glimpse into... a four-time champion's private life.... More»
Six Virginia volunteer firefighters were arrested and charged with gang-raping a 17-year-old girl, videotaping the assault and sharing it on social media. The six members of the Strasburg Volunteer... Fire Department were arrested over the weekend after a Virginia State Police investigation. The six men, Fabian Sosa, 25, Dale King, 36, Andrew Key, 24, Christopher...
The Rian Johnson-directed 'Star Wars' film remains No. 1 at the North American box office for the four-day New Year's holiday weekend, holding off 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'.
Amazon is producing a mobile accessory development kit for hardware companies, as it has plans to insert its Alexa AI in the next generation of wearables. Amazon handling most of the integration... allows less investment from companies and better quality than the few middling pieces of hardware already available which provide the service. Apple's AirPods are Siri enabled and Google has allowed companies to install Assistant directly into headphones as well. Although the development kit isn't scheduled to release until later this year, Amazon already has Bose, Beyerdynamic, Jabra, and iHome Audio as partners for the endeavor, meaning products should begin to roll out during 2018.
A Missouri man admitted to sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in a motel room and feeding her methamphetamine by disguising it in toilet paper, police said. Brett Pendleton, 48, allegedly rented a... room at an American Inn in Washington, west of St. Louis, and took the girl, a relative of his, there on New Year's...
These Cosplay Costumes have taken the art to a whole new level with some truly terrifying creations. Check out the top 7 most realistic costumes to...
An industry insider calls it a "mega disappointment."
Private equity firms are steering clear of traditional fashion brands, but those with disruptive models remain prized acquisitions.
"The Last Jedi" is now the eighth highest-grossing domestic movie of all time, only $15 million behind last year's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
President Trump threatened to use his "bigger" and "more powerful" button to launch a nuclear attack against Kim Jong Un's regime.
The former FBI director tweeted that he'd like to see a focus on "the truth and lasting values" in the new year.
Chocolate could reportedly vanish as early as 2050. This revelation has led scientists from the University of California at Berkeley to work with Virginia-based manufacturer Mars, Incorporated to save... the cacao plant from disappearing.
An unexpected stowaway forced a Delta flight to turn around late Saturday morning. Delta flight 1943 from Detroit to Atlanta had to return to Detroit "shortly after takeoff" because a small sparrow... had snuck into the cockpit, airport officials said. The feathered culprit slipped on the plane during boarding and then made its way into...
A heroic FDNY paramedic plunged into freezing waters to rescue a man in the Hudson on Saturday afternoon. Niall O’Shaughnessy, 40, a veteran paramedic with the department, was working with his... partner Minze Wu along the West Side Highway around 2:50 p.m. when he noticed some NYPD units going into the river at Harrison and...
Mariah Carey will be returning to Times Square for New Year’s Eve tomorrow night, one year after her performance gone wrong, and she will be singing two of her songs! The entertainer will be... performing on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest show and one of the songs she is singing is
O.J. Simpson plans to file a $100 million lawsuit against a high-end Las Vegas hotel, claiming it has portrayed him in an unfair, "false light." The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas acted "with malice and... racial prejudice" by banning The Juice, who was allegedly drunk and disruptive at its Clique Bar & Lounge back on Nov....
President Trump thought son-in-law Jared Kushner was doing such a bang-up job as a senior adviser that he contemplated naming him secretary of state, the book "Fire and Fury" claims. Kushner, 36, was... given a broad portfolio of responsibilities by Trump, including bringing peace to the Mideast, reforming the criminal-justice system and solving the opioid...
A tight regional election means tough coalition talks. But this time, eight separatist lawmakers are either in prison awaiting trial or abroad avoiding it.
This aging thing stops right here, right now. I turn 60 this week. I know, I know. By my generally dyspeptic attitude and hectoring tone you thought I was much older already. But nope. Just 60. And by... stopping the process I don't mean cosmetically, sartorially or even, necessarily, physically....
Value investor Jeremy Grantham writes that stocks, while expensive, are likely entering a "melt-up phase."
The scene of the accident is a notorious stretch of road known as the Devil's Curve that has been the site of at least 20 accidents since 1990.
Neil Patrick Harris returns to A Series of Unfortunate Events for season 2 as we see the kids and their strange uncle continue their adventures.
Though 2018 could be another strong year, evidence is mounting that a pullback may finally be in the cards.
What is Taylor Swift's "Reputation" worth? Not the jacked-up prices she's charging for concert tickets. That's the verdict from ticked-off fans, who are balking at buying seats for the 28-year-old pop... star's tour to promote her new "Reputation" album, citing stratospheric markups and greedy sales gimmicks. "I paid $150 for my ticket with amazing seats...