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  • Flight from Denver to Hawaii Diverted After Toilet Troubles on Plane

    Flight from Denver to Hawaii Diverted After Toilet Troubles on PlaneToilet troubles caused a United Airlines flight from Denver to Hawaii full of passengers to divert back to land when they were halfway over the Pacific Ocean.




  • California community reeling over Turpin 'house of horrors': 'I served them pizza while their children were starving?'

    California community reeling over Turpin 'house of horrors': 'I served them pizza while their children were starving?'The quiet California community of Perris has been left reeling after the discovery of 13 children  found chained and malnourished in squalid conditions in their parents' house. Matthew Alex Padilla, a 20-year-old former Marine, said he was sickened to learn that Louise Turpin, the woman he served pizza to near the Perris property, had a house full of starving children.  Mr Padilla has worked at Leonardi’s Pizza inside the WinCo supermarket for a year, and told The Telegraph he last saw Mrs Turpin a week or so ago. “Louise was in here every other day,” he said. “Sometimes with her husband, and a few times with a little girl, but never more than one. “We knew each other, and would chat – she was normal, if maybe a bit reserved. I had no idea she had 13 children, because she’d only ever order a slice of pepperoni, or a chicken club sandwich with no tomato. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested after the discovery of the 13 children Credit: AFP “I’ve seen her buy food and eat, and yet there were 13 hungry kids at home? That’s messed up. They should be sentenced to a long time in jail. To do that to your kids – it’s not OK.” Louise and her husband David forced their offspring to march around the house, drill formation, at the dead of night, one neighbour claimed. Mike Clifford, a 60-year-old aerospace machinist, lived opposite the family for three years in Murrieta, where the couple rented a six-bedroom home between 2011 and 2014. Described by their family as “deeply religious”, the Turpins home-schooled their children and the youngsters were rarely seen in the community. “We thought they were mentally handicapped kids, so they kept them in,” said Mr Clifford, who worked late shifts and would catch sight of them in the evenings.  “I never saw them play. What we did used to see a lot was on the second floor, the kids would be walking in circles like they were marching for hours at a time. It was military like.”  He told the Mail Online he would see the Turpins bundling their children into their minivan at least twice a month in the early hours of the morning as he arrived home. Neighbours stand outside the house where the children were found Credit: Los Angeles Times “They would load up the kids at about one in the morning,” he said. “The garage doors would just pop open and half a dozen kids would get into the van and then they'd drive off. “My weirdest thought was that they were selling the kids, sexually or whatever.” Despite his concerns, Mr Clifford says he never saw anything that would have warranted a call to the police and said the children appeared clean, if “robotic” when spoken to. In 2014 the family moved up the road to Perris, from where the alarm was raised by their 17-year-old daughter on Sunday morning. Inside the house, police found 12 more of the couple’s children, aged two to 29, begging for water and food, some shackled to the bed in a stench-filled room. Gabriela Del Toro, manager at the Primos Mexican restaurant in Perris, said that Mrs Turpin would come in several times a week to get takeaway food – but never in family-sized quantities. “She was pleasant enough – there was absolutely nothing out of the ordinary,” she said. “It’s mad to think that was going on just down the road.” The couple posted several pictures from family outings on their Facebook page  Mr Turpin’s parents were also left reeling by the news. James Turpin, who lives near Princeton, West Virginia, with his wife Betty, told his local newspaper that their son was “a fine person". David Turpin grew up in West Virginia’s Green Valley area and studied at Virginia Tech before moving away – first to Texas, then to California. "He did an outstanding job and worked in school, and the last time we were out there was about six years ago,” he said.  “The kids were fine. They were healthy and nothing was wrong. "I cannot understand. I'm going to talk to the kids as soon as they let me. I'm getting ready to make a call." Their other son, Randy, president of Valor Christian College in Ohio, said he was estranged from his brother and has taken leave to deal with the fallout. Yet on Mrs Turpin’s side of the family, a more damaging picture was presented. Elizabeth Jane Flores, her 41-year-old sister, appeared on US breakfast television on Wednesday and said her family tried "for years" to get in touch with her sister - but "she just shut us out of her life" for decades. "I want to reach out to the kids, I want them to know that for years we begged to Skype, we begged to see them, the whole family,” she said. The couple are being held on a $9 million bond Credit:  Barcroft Media Mrs Flores said she lived with her sister and brother-in-law for a few months when she was at university.  At the time, the couple only had four children and the eldest was in elementary school. "I thought they were really strict, but I didn't see any type of abuse," she said of the parents. "Now that I'm an adult, I look back, I see things that I didn't see then." She also said she had "uncomfortable" experiences with her brother-in-law but never told anyone because she was "young" and "scared." "He did things that made me feel uncomfortable," she said. "If I were to get in the shower, he would come in there while I was in there and watch me, and it was like a joke. He never touched me or anything." Mrs Flores said her mother drove for hours to visit the family in Texas at one point, but the Turpins didn't let her inside the house.  A few years later, Mrs Flores said, her father bought a flight to see the family but his daughter told him not to come, insisting she would visit them instead – which they never did. Another sister, Teresa Robinette, said that Mrs Turpin did not visit her parents even when they begged, on their death beds, to see her. “She didn’t even show up to either of their funerals,” she said. “So we have really no connection with Louise in a long, long time since we were young.” She said her sister had married Mr Turpin when she was 16. “We always thought she was living the perfect life. She would tell us they went to Disneyland all the time. They would go to Vegas.” But, she admits, in hindsight there were signs of neglect. “I always made comments to Louise when I talked to her about: ‘Gosh, they’re so skinny,’” she told NBC’s Today show. “And she would laugh it off: ‘Well David’s so tall and lanky, they’re going to be like him.’ “I can’t even say the words to you that I would like to say to her — I’m so angry inside.”




  • Blessing of the animals on St. Anthony's Day

    Blessing of the animals on St. Anthony's DayThe feast of St. Anthony, Spain’s patron saint of animals, is celebrated each year. On the eve of St. Anthony’s Day, riders guide their horses through a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares as part of the Luminarias ritual in honor of St. Anthony the Abbot.




  • The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing

    The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killingSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local):




  • Aunt Of 13 Siblings Locked In California Home Says The Dad Used To Watch Her Take Showers

    Aunt Of 13 Siblings Locked In California Home Says The Dad Used To Watch Her Take ShowersThe sister of the California woman accused of shackling and abusing her 13 children says her brother-in-law used to make her feel “uncomfortable” when she lived with the couple briefly during college.




  • Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, agrees to tell Russia investigators what he knows

    Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, agrees to tell Russia investigators what he knowsSteve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, has agreed to answer questions from prosecutors on the Russian election meddling investigation, it has been reported. Mr Bannon was going to be legally forced to testify before a grand jury, but has now reportedly struck a deal where he will just speak to investigators led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel tasked with getting to the bottom of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. The reported agreement means he will be able to answer questions in a less daunting setting but suggests he is willing to give details about his time in the White House. It comes after reports emerged on Tuesday that Mr Bannon had been subpoenaed by the investigation into Russian election meddling, a legal device to force someone to give testimony. The move had been widely viewed as a tactic to persuade Mr Bannon, who was at the heart of the Trump administration for several months, to give evidence to Mr Mueller's investigators.  Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigation Russian election meddling Credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File It also suggests that Mr Mueller's investigation is a long way from reaching a conclusion, despite the White House's claims to the contrary. Separately, Mr Bannon was giving evidence to the House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee on Tuesday behind closed doors on the same topic.  However, he refused to answer a broad array of queries due to an alleged gagging order imposed by the White House following his departure. "This was effectively a gag order by the White House," Mr Schiff Adam Schiff , the top Democrat on the committee, said shortly after Mr Bannon's interview concluded. Mr Schiff said the committee planned to callhim back for a second interview. A spokeswoman for Mr Bannon did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Tuesday afternoon. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, left, leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting Credit: AP At the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said no one had encouraged Mr Bannon not to be transparent during questioning. "As with all congressional inquiries touching upon the White House, Congress must consult with the White House prior to obtaining confidential material. This is part of a judicially recognized process that goes back decades," she added. A White House official said the president did not seek to formally exert executive privilege over Mr Bannon - a move that would have barred him from answering certain questions.  "We witnessed today what I believe was the most aggressive effort by the White House thus far to obstruct our efforts to seek the truth."@RepSwalwell reacts to Steve Bannon's refusal to answer questions at the W.H.'s direction during his 9.5-hour under-oath testimony. #LastWordpic.twitter.com/TmUVKm3hXL— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) January 17, 2018 Mr Bannon, the former executive chairman at Breitbart News, the right-wing website, was Mr Trump’s election campaign chief for the final few months before the vote. He is credited with turning round Mr Trump's fortunes and securing an improbable victory by doubling down on Mr Trump's nationalistic campaign messages.  Profile | Steve Bannon However, the pair fell out spectacularly in the new year after Mr Bannon was quoted at length criticising Mr Trump’s family members in the book Fire and Fury: Inside the White House. In particular, Mr Bannon’s criticism of a controversial Trump Tower meeting between senior campaign aides and Russian-linked figures before the election infuriated the president.  According to the book a Trump Tower meeting between senior campaign aides and Russian-linked figures before the election was set up after Mr Trump’s son, Donald Jr, was told that the Russians may have dirt on Hillary Clinton.  Mr Trump publicly attacked Mr Bannon after the comments came to light. "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," he said. 




  • Police issue warning about drugs cut with 'Rizzy' after man's skin is eaten away

    Police issue warning about drugs cut with 'Rizzy' after man's skin is eaten awayPolice in Alliance, Ohio, issued a warning to other law enforcement officials after a man's skin was eaten away when he allegedly injected heroin tainted with a substance called "Rizzy" into his arms, according to WEWS. Narcotics officers who arrested the unnamed 25-year-old man last week said they immediately noticed his horrific injuries. WEWS reports that the man's forearm skin was blackened and peeling, and some of his flesh had been completely eaten away.




  • Alligator and python captured tangling on golf course

    Alligator and python captured tangling on golf courseSeveral golfers had their games interrupted in Florida by a highly unusual sight on Friday: a python battling an alligator.




  • Philippine volcano spews lava; thousands flee

    Philippine volcano spews lava; thousands fleeGlowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety.




  • Ann Curry Was 'Not Surprised' By Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Ann Curry Was 'Not Surprised' By Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct AllegationsFormer “Today” show co-host Ann Curry said Wednesday that she was “not surprised” by the sexual misconduct allegations that led to the firing of her former co-host Matt Lauer ― but was reluctant to elaborate on what she knew, saying she wanted to “move on” from her tumultuous time at the show.




  • Israel's Netanyahu says Indian peace hero Gandhi an inspiration

    Israel's Netanyahu says Indian peace hero Gandhi an inspirationBy Malini Menon NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the home of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday, saying modern India's founding father and promoter of peace was an inspiration for humanity. Netanyahu is making the first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years and the nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rolled out the red carpet, seeing Israel as an ally in the fight against terrorism. Modi hosted the Israeli leader in his home state of Gujarat where hundreds of people waving Indian and Israeli flags lined up the streets as the motorcade passed.




  • Sweden sends leaflets to 5m homes on how to prepare for war with Russia

    Sweden sends leaflets to 5m homes on how to prepare for war with RussiaSweden is preparing to issue a public information manual on what to do in the event of war, as debate in the country grows over how to deal with the threat from Russia. The brochure, due to be sent to 4.7m households, will inform the public how they can take part in “total defence” during a war and secure water, food and heating. The booklet with the working title If Crisis or War Comes will also give guidance on dealing with threats from cyber attacks, terrorism and climate change, the FT reported. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military support for Ukrainian separatists, along with increased activity and exercises near the Baltics and Scandinavia have caused deep unease in Sweden. The neutral country has begun to reverse deep post war defence cuts and incursions by Russian planes and submarines have sparked intense public debate over whether to join Nato. Sweden has seen debate over whether to join Nato Credit:  Victor Svedberg / Regeringskansliet In September 2017, the country held its biggest military exercise in 23 years, with war games involving 19,000 Swedish personnel and allies from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Norway and America. The country last year voted to reintroduce conscription. “All of society needs to be prepared for conflict, not just the military. We haven’t been using words such as total defence or high alert for 25-30 years or more. So the knowledge among citizens is very low,” said Christina Andersson, leader of the project at the Swedish civil contingencies agency.




  • Social Security Has Paid Benefits To My Dead Husband For A Year

    Social Security Has Paid Benefits To My Dead Husband For A YearAnn Brenoff’s “On The Fly” is a weekly column about navigating growing older ― and a few other things.




  • With A Possible Shutdown Hours Away, Republicans Are Negotiating With Themselves

    With A Possible Shutdown Hours Away, Republicans Are Negotiating With ThemselvesWASHINGTON ― Just a few days before a shutdown, lawmakers are still sorting out how they plan to fund the government past Friday.




  • No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

    No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captiveLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials.




  • Zinke Pushes Majority Of National Park Service Advisory Panel To Resign

    Zinke Pushes Majority Of National Park Service Advisory Panel To ResignMost of the members of the National Park Service Advisory Board have tendered their resignation over frustrations with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, The Washington Post reports.




  • Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

    Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commandersWASHINGTON (AP) — Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.




  • Trump Aced His Dementia Screening, And He Really Wants You To Know

    Trump Aced His Dementia Screening, And He Really Wants You To KnowWASHINGTON ― A Navy rear admiral who serves as President Donald Trump’s personal physician vouched on Tuesday for his mental fitness, explaining that he gave Trump a dementia screening exam at the president’s request, and that Trump aced it.




  • Mormon Church Confirms New Leader In Live Broadcast

    Mormon Church Confirms New Leader In Live BroadcastThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has officially named Russell M. Nelson as its 17th president.




  • 3 Things To Know About The Cognitive Test Trump's Doctor Gave Him

    3 Things To Know About The Cognitive Test Trump's Doctor Gave HimAfter speculation about President Donald Trump’s mental health escalated in recent weeks, White House doctor Ronny Jackson revealed Tuesday afternoon that the president passed a cognitive assessment during his Friday physical at Walter Reed Medical Center.




  • 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome

    'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' arrives in Rome“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” is an immersive, multisensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition chronicles the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary.




  • Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: Report

    Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: ReportThe man suspected of murdering Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old college student from Orange County, California, told police he believed the victim had been hitting on him, according to a court document obtained by a local newspaper.




  • Senator reaches for nonexistent glasses and takes them off anyway

    Senator reaches for nonexistent glasses and takes them off anywayToday's collective LOL at the expense of lawmakers came courtesy of Senator Orrin Hatch, who just reached for his glasses and, upon finding there were none there, decided to take them off anyway. SEE ALSO: This state senator wants to revive net neutrality in California The 83-year-old was deep in the middle of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when he made the gaffe. Of course Twitter pounced like a rabid fox on the nonsensical gesture. Here it is in all its glory. And here's perhaps the best of the inevitable jokes that followed. .@OrrinHatch we got you, dude pic.twitter.com/ymMhRuiiOS — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 16, 2018 Hatch’s communications director Matt Whitlock followed up the incident with a pretty boring explanation — “The senator wears reading glasses and normally reads over his notes one last time before questioning witnesses in a hearing” — before his official account made a slightly funnier joke on Twitter. Oh you mean his invisible glasses from Warby Parker? They're new, you've probably never heard of them. pic.twitter.com/pygTRwbJl7 — Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 16, 2018 The glasses episode was just a sideshow, however, to the most significant event of the hearing: New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker slammed Nielsen for refusing to corroborate reports that Trump used the word "shithole" to refer to African nations. "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity”: Sen. Cory Booker unleashes on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after she says she doesn’t remember President Trump using the word “shithole” to refer to African countries at the DACA meeting https://t.co/tPCw1t4SSR pic.twitter.com/HY3ff6M637 — CNN (@CNN) January 16, 2018 "Why am I frankly seething with anger?" he asked her. "The commander-in-chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African nations and Haitians with the most vulgar language ... that language festers." He finished with a devastating barb: "Your silence and your amnesia is complicit." WATCH: Someone shaved Donald Trump into the back of their head and it's frightening AF




  • Trump's meeting with Kazakhstan president raises questions about human rights and business ties

    Trump's meeting with Kazakhstan president raises questions about human rights and business tiesPresident Trump proclaimed Tuesday “Religious Freedom Day,” but he spent the afternoon meeting with an authoritarian who has been accused of conducting a brutal campaign of repression against religious minorities and political opponents in his country.




  • What does Mueller's subpoena of Bannon mean?

    What does Mueller's subpoena of Bannon mean?Chuck Rosenberg, former federal prosecutor, talks with Rachel Maddow about what it might mean that special counsel Robert Mueller served Steve Bannon with a subpoena instead of asking him for an informal interview like others in Trump's inner circle gave.




  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders: NBC Gave Trump A Show For A Decade, So He's Not Racist

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: NBC Gave Trump A Show For A Decade, So He's Not RacistWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump to reporters on Tuesday, saying that if he’s a racist, “why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?” Sanders was answering a question about comments made by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday that the president could prove he’s not a racist by approving the DACA immigration deal a bipartisan committee has already worked out.




  • Larry Nassar’s Victims Get Their Day In Court: ‘Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever’

    Larry Nassar’s Victims Get Their Day In Court: ‘Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever’Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State team doctor, listened to more than a dozen of his sexual abuse victims read impact statements in an East Lansing, Michigan, court on Tuesday.




  • Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico order

    Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico orderAirbus got an early jump on rival Boeing for 2018 with news Tuesday that low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 of its popular A320 planes for a total $9.3 billion. The planned purchase, which entails deliveries over the next eight years, comes after the European Aerospace giant overtook Boeing last year in terms of aircraft orders, booking 1,109 against the US company's 718. "The announcement of the investment in 80 Airbus aircraft by Volaris for a total $9.3 billion is very important," Mexican Communications Minister Gerardo Ruiz said, accompanied by Volaris executives.




  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Is Bigger and Modernized but Keeps Its Off-Road Appeal

    2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Is Bigger and Modernized but Keeps Its Off-Road AppealThe 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has received its most comprehensive update in decades, though you’d probably never guess it from the exterior of this rugged SUV. While the original G-Class started...




  • Humpback whale entangled in 285ft of rope freed by rescuers off coast of Hawaii

    Humpback whale entangled in 285ft of rope freed by rescuers off coast of HawaiiA humpback whale spotted off the coast of Hawaii entangled in 285ft of rope has been freed by rescuers. The animal was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing boat near Makena Beach, on Maui island. "On release, the animal immediately breached several times," the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a statement.




  • Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom says

    Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom saysA New York woman claims her 15-year-old son was fatally shot over an iPhone by one of his own friends.




  • California Volunteers Share Food With The Homeless, Get Arrested By Police

    California Volunteers Share Food With The Homeless, Get Arrested By PoliceVolunteers in a Southern California city near San Diego face misdemeanor charges for handing out food to the homeless.




  • Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert

    Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile AlertA Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.




  • Mystery over death of 15 million Aztecs may be solved after nearly 500 years, study suggests

    Mystery over death of 15 million Aztecs may be solved after nearly 500 years, study suggestsScientists believe they may have discovered the cause of an epidemic that struck Mexico’s Aztec population in 1545, killing up to 15 million people. In a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, they describe how DNA extracted from the teeth of 29 skeletons buried in a cemetery in southern Mexico revealed previously unidentified traces of the salmonella enterica bacterium. The epidemic was one of several to hit the indigenous population soon after the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century.




  • China says North Korea talks in Vancouver 'not legal'

    China says North Korea talks in Vancouver 'not legal'China on Tuesday dismissed an international meeting on the North Korean nuclear crisis hosted by Canada and the United States as illegitimate, as major players like Beijing were not present. The absence of Russia and China from the two days of talks in Vancouver, which began on Monday, shows the holes in Washington's bid to form a unified global front against North Korea's nuclear threat. "The most important relevant parties of the Korean peninsula issue haven't taken part in the meeting so I don't think the meeting is legal or representative," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing.




  • US pickups craze all about toughness, luxury

    US pickups craze all about toughness, luxuryWhen it came time to revamp the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, designers at General Motors knew they needed to beef up the look of the vehicle. GM also added an inch of height and more curves throughout the vehicle to give it more muscle.




  • Bridge collapses in Colombia killing at least 9

    Bridge collapses in Colombia killing at least 9At least nine construction workers have been killed in Chirajara, Colombia, after the partially-constructed bridge they were working on collapsed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).




  • Ericsson books Q4 goodwill impairment in digial and media arms

    Ericsson books Q4 goodwill impairment in digial and media armsSwedish mobile network gear maker Ericsson booked an impairment of 14.2 billion crowns ($1.8 billion) in the fourth quarter, related primarily to goodwill in its digital and media operations, hitting operating income but not cashflow. "The majority of goodwill originates from investments made 10 years ago or more, and has limited relevance for Ericsson's business going forward," Ericsson said in a statement. Once the world's biggest manufacturer of mobile network gear, Ericsson has been hit by competition from Huawei [HWT.UL] and Nokia , while telecom operator spending has slumped ahead of the roll-out of next-generation 5G technology.




  • California parents charged with torture of 13 children

    California parents charged with torture of 13 childrenA California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds. Ryan Brooks reports.




  • 2019 Jeep Cherokee: The Baby Grand

    2019 Jeep Cherokee: The Baby GrandIt wasn't actually broke, but it's been fixed.




  • Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

    Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problemsTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida's Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.




  • Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family

    Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri FamilyIt’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.




  • Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

    Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cutsSHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months.




  • 13 Siblings 'Held Captive' By Parents, Some In Chains And Starving, Police Say

    13 Siblings 'Held Captive' By Parents, Some In Chains And Starving, Police SayA California couple has been charged with child endangerment and torture after police on Sunday discovered their 12 children locked inside their home, some in chains and starving, officials said on Monday.




  • North Korea to send orchestra to Winter Olympics as talks continue over single flag at opening ceremony

    North Korea to send orchestra to Winter Olympics as talks continue over single flag at opening ceremonyNorth Korea will send an 80-piece orchestra and a further 60 singers and dancers to perform concerts in South Korea during the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. The Samjiyon band will perform folk songs and "masterpieces" that call for reunification of the Korean Peninsula in concerts in Seoul and Gangneung, which is hosting a number of events in the Games, Lee Woo-sung, the head of the South Korean delegation to the talks, told reporters. The delegation from Pyongyang made its offer during a second round of discussions on North Korea's participation in the games with their South Korean counterparts on Monday. Speaking at the outset of the meeting, Kwon Hyok-bong, the head of the North's negotiating team, said: "We believe that a great symphony will be enthusiastically received."  The North Korean delegation also included Hyon Song-wol, the glamorous leader of the all-female Moranbong Band and rumoured to have been Kim Jong-un's former girlfriend. The Moranbong Band perform in Pyongyang in 2016 Credit: AFP Ms Hyon, who is believed to be in her late 30s, is so highly regarded by the North Korean dictator that she was named an alternate member of the central committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in October 2017. The opening ceremony for the 16-day tournament is scheduled to take place on February 9, with the next round of talks likely to consider a number of additional proposals from both sides. Discussions continue over the proposal that athletes representing both North and South Korea participate together in the opening and closing ceremonies under a "Korean Unification" flag, a blue outline of the peninsula on a white background. The two sides are also exploring the possibility of fielding a joint women's ice hockey team and have filed a request with the International Olympic Committee. Athletes from North and South marched together with a unification flag at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin Credit: AP If the IOC grants the request, it will be the first time that a unified Korean team will have taken part in an Olympic event. North Korea has also requested that its athletes, officials, media, performers and "cheering squad" members be permitted to travel to Pyeongchang across the Demilitarised Zone that divides the peninsula. Seoul has agreed to guarantee the delegation's safety during its visit. The Samjiyon band is believed to have been formed in the late 2000s, Yonhap news reported, and has previously performed for high-profile foreign visitors to North Korea. Lee Woo-sung, of the South Korean delegation, answers questions after Monday's meetings Credit: AP "The two sides plan to discuss details, including the venue, stage conditions and other matters, through consultations", a joint statement said. "In this regard, the North will send an advance inspection team at an early date". Progress in the discussions to date has been rapid, although Pyongyang hinted on Sunday that there are still hurdles that need to be overcome. Apparently angered at comments by Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president, about his continued commitment to removing all nuclear weapons from the peninsula, state media said Pyongyang could still decline to take part. "They should know that the trains and buses carrying our delegation to the Olympics are still in Pyongyang", the Korea Central News Agency said in an editorial. "We will, as ever, strive to improve the North-South ties, but will never remain an onlooker to sordid acts ... chilling the efforts".




  • LeBron James Honors Martin Luther King Jr. By Calling Out Trump's Racism

    LeBron James Honors Martin Luther King Jr. By Calling Out Trump's RacismLeBron James believes the best way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is to continue fighting for racial equality.




  • Shelby GT500 Will Return in 2019 With Over 700 HP

    Shelby GT500 Will Return in 2019 With Over 700 HPSeven-hundred horsepower. We bet Carroll would be proud.




  • Pastor Blasts Trump's 'Shithole' Comments In Front Of Mike Pence

    Pastor Blasts Trump's 'Shithole' Comments In Front Of Mike PenceVice President Mike Pence reportedly got an earful at church on Sunday, when a pastor blasted President Donald Trump’s reported disparagement of Haiti and African countries.




  • The United States and Pakistan: Best Frenemies Forever?

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