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Source: CBS News

Smashing Pumpkins deny D’Arcy Wretsky was not invited to reunion

Wednesday 09:57 GMT

The Smashing Pumpkins are hitting back at ex-bassist D'arcy Wretsky's claims that they are leaving her out of their upcoming reunion.

On Saturday, The Smashing Pumpkins posted a countdown clock on its website set to end Thursday, prompting speculation that they will announce a reunion tour at that time.

Source: CBS News

McDonald's banishes cheeseburgers from Happy Meals

Friday 08:07 GMT

Since it removed soda from the Happy Meal menu four years ago, orders for it with Happy Meals have fallen 14 percent, the company said.

The company said some are adding new menu items to comply, like in Italy, where a grilled chicken sandwich was added to the Happy Meal menu.

Source: CBS News

3 hikers rescued from San Francisco cliff

Saturday 18:11 GMT

The San Francisco Fire Department was able to rescue three adults who got trapped on a cliff at San Francisco's Baker Beach Friday afternoon, officials said.

Michael Norton, a friend of the three hikers, told CBS San Francisco they were all visiting from Crockett, Texas, near Houston. And found themselves stuck on the steep cliff about 75 feet down from the top of the cliff face.

Source: CBS News

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster won't hit Earth anytime soon

Thursday 11:48 GMT

Even though it doesn't obey any earthly speed limit and has a space-suited mannequin for a driver, Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster won't drive up his insurance rates anytime soon.

Write in a paper posted at arXiv, a repository of electronic preprints of scientific papers hosted by Cornell University, that the Tesla will have its first close encounter with Earth in 2091, possibly passing closer than the moon.

Source: DW

Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig planning Europa League Italian job

Thursday 11:48 GMT

After their disappointing Champions League exit, Borussia Dortmund get their Europa League campaign underway against Italian outfit Atalanta  and coach Peter Stöger is already eyeing up a trip to Lyon in May.

If Atalanta are relative unknowns on the European stage, then RB Leipzig's Italian opponents certainly aren't; SSC Napoli are two time Italian champions, five-time Copa Italia winners and the 1989 winners of this competition.

Source: Washington Post

Snow, ice and rain likely Saturday afternoon and night, with some accumulation possible

Saturday 10:51 GMT

From downtown and to the south and east, a little snow and sleet are possible, mainly on grassy areas, before precipitation probably changes to rain.

In Washington’s more immediate northern and western suburbs, one to three inches of snow and sleet are most likely, before precipitation changes to freezing rain or rain, and concludes. The heaviest snow totals are likely to occur in northern Maryland, where two to four inches are possible, with locally higher amounts not out of the question.

Source: The Guradian

DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts

Friday 11:48 GMT

Concerns have been raised about the growing trend for DIY faecal transplants, with experts fearing such attempts could put individuals at an increased risk of HIV and hepatitis as well as conditions ranging from Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis to obesity and sleep disorders.

With some claiming the procedure could help a wide range of conditions, a plethora of YouTube videos have sprung up revealing in how to carry out faecal transplants at home.

Source: Common Domain

Groupon: How to Save Money Without Anyone Knowing

Friday 11:48 GMT

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The simplicity could make it attractive to merchants unaccustomed to working with companies like Groupon, as well as to consumers who might not be interested—like those who don’t like waving coupons around: The September announcement, for example, cited a company survey suggesting that some people who say they wouldn’t use a discount on a date would “if they could do so discreetly.”

Source: Global News

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separating after two years after marriage

Friday 21:53 GMT

Aniston rose to fame on TV’s “Friends” and has appeared in such films as “Horrible Bosses,” “Office Christmas Party,” “Cake” and “Marley & Me.”

His writing credits include “Tropic Thunder,” “Iron Man 2” and “Zoolander 2.”. Theroux said in an interview earlier this week that he and Aniston were not together on her Feb. Theroux, 46, had a small role in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and has several films slated for release this year, including Netflix’s “Mute” out this month.

Source: Common Domain

‘I would distinguish early Hitler from later Hitler’: inside the University of Chicago’s fight over free speech and Steve Bannon

Sunday 16:21 GMT

University of Chicago professor Luigi Zingales is defending his invitation to former Trump campaign chief executive and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for a campus debate on globalization, telling about 50 students at a town hall this week that the onetime face of Breitbart News is valuable to unpacking how outsider Donald Trump could rise to the presidency.

It was an opportunity Zingales saw as a chance to emphasize why he believes exposing speech — all speech — matters:

Source: Fox News

Chelsea bomber gets multiple life prison sentences for New York blast that injured 30

Wednesday 13:39 GMT

An FBI official told The Associated Press in a previous interview that Rahami "at no time" discussed his son's radicalization or potential interest in Al Qaeda or the Taliban in interviews with agents.

The blast in New York City happened hours after a small pipe bomb went off during a Marine Corps 5K run in Seaside Heights, N.J. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 29, was convicted in October of planting pressure-cooker bombs in New York and New Jersey on Sept. 17, 2016.

Source: The Guradian

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal royal wedding details

12-Feb-2018

Kensington Palace released an update on the wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, which takes place on 19 May, the same day as the FA Cup final.

After some speculation that the service could clash with the match, the palace said the wedding will begin at midday, meaning this scenario is unlikely, as recent finals have kicked off at 5.30pm. The couple are “hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement,” the palace said.

Source: Global News

Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Muse, Sloan and Tyga release new tunes

Saturday 07:01 GMT

With a Juno nomination and a Polaris Music Prize Short List resulting from her last album, the expectations for this album are, well, sizeable.

The most famous band to come out of Saskatoon until The Sheepdogs — recently announced that they’ve just recorded their first new music in 15 years. The current lineup includes original members Jay Semko, Don Schmid and Bryan Potvin and former Grapes of Wrath leader, Kevin Kane.

Source: New York Times

The Tingle Makers, Open for Business

Sunday 23:40 GMT

“There’s so much online that allows you to not actually interact with other human beings yet still feel close — artificially close — to other people. A.S.M.R. does that,” he said.

Richard compares A.S.M.R. to vitamins: It shouldn’t be the only source of human closeness, although it could be a healthy supplement to real intimacy. Emma Smith, 39, who runs WhispersRed, an A.S.M.R. YouTube account with more than 400,000 subscribers, has led live A.S.M.R. meditations in Britain and in San Francisco as a partnership with Whisperlodge.

Source: Fox News

Washington Post seeking ‘gender columnist’ to explore ‘defining social issues of our time’

Wednesday 09:57 GMT

Declaring its intent to explore “one of the defining social issues of our time,” the Washington Post has announced to the world that it’s hiring a “gender columnist."

Back in 2014, Jeff Bezos eliminated future retirement benefits and froze defined-benefit pensions for nonunion employees as one of his first major acts as the owner of the esteemed paper.

Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump's Twitter tirades turn to Oprah

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CBS News

Transcript: John Podesta on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: NBC News

Russian curler faces scrutiny after doping tests return positive

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: ABC News

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: BBC

Swastikas drawn on Poland's Israel embassy

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: BBC

MPs pressure City firms over diversity

Friday 01:34 GMT
Source: CBS News

McDonald's banishes cheeseburgers from Happy Meals

Friday 08:07 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla: Here’s The Long-Term Case for the Model 3

Wednesday 14:33 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Commonwealth group to meet amid reports it will discuss Queen's successor

Wednesday 07:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C. teachers will not be assessed on how many students they pass this year

Thursday 21:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: CBS News

N.C. school district votes to end widely used sex education program amid outcry

Thursday 11:47 GMT

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