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Source: Fox News

NBC News execs roasted for refusal to launch independent investigation following Matt Lauer sex scandal

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Embattled NBC News execs are doubling down on their refusal to appoint an outside investigator into sexual misconduct at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, instead announcing a series of internal steps they themselves are overseeing.

On Friday, ten days after NBC announced it had fired it biggest star, Matt Lauer, for sexual offenses, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack sent a memo to staffers outlining his efforts to find out “why this was able to happen, why it wasn’t reported sooner, and what we can do to make employees feel more empowered to report unacceptable behavior.” The memo, which was obtained by TVNewser, says that 40 employees have already been interviewed and the process “will continue for several more weeks.”

Source: Fox News

American man on the run after escaping Bali prison

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Tonny Nainggolan, head of Kerobokan prison, said Beasley escaped at around 4 a.m. after sawing though a ceiling and jumping over a 20-foot wall behind the prison.

An American man who was detained on drug charges in August escaped an Indonesian jail early Monday and a manhunt is underway. Christian Beasley, 32, who was arrested in August, was allegedly found at a Bali post office with a package containing 5.7 grams of hashish, a drug made from cannabis.

Source: DW

German laws on burning the Israeli flag: What you need to know

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

"Burning a flag is not a crime, whether it be Israeli or American or from any other nation" Berlin police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf explained to Deutsche Welle. "The only exception is, for instance, when a flag is taken from an official building like an embassy and burned."

Germany's leading politicians have universally condemned the burning of Israeli flags and symbols in Berlin amidst recent demonstrations sparked by US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Source: DW

China accuses Australian media of racism and paranoia

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

China accused Australian media of racism and paranoia in its coverage of the East Asian country on Monday in the latest verbal exchange between Beijing and Canberra about alleged Chinese meddling meddling in Australia.

"We suggest the Australian government and the media that they should uphold the principle of truth from facts and reject political prejudices and paranoia when handling relations with China," it said, adding: "China has no intention of interfering in Australia's internal affairs and has no intention of influencing Australia's political process through political contributions."

Source: ABC News

Massive California wildfire now the fifth-largest in state's history

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

The Thomas fire, the worst of five wildfires currently burning in California, grew by more than 50,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth-largest wildfire in the state's history, fire officials said.

"[We're] facing a new reality in the state," California Governor Jerry Brown said Saturday as he surveyed the damage in Ventura County. Virginia Pesola, of Santa Paula, was killed in a car crash as she evacuated Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

Source: DW

New York police investigate explosion near Times Square

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Police are not searching for any additional suspects, and De Blasio said, "there are also no credible threats against New York at this time."

Local time (1220 UTC) at the New York Port Authority bus terminal, a major commuter hub between New York City and New Jersey used by almost 250,000 people each day. According to US media reports, the explosion is believed to have been caused by a pipe bomb, which went off below ground at the Port Authority.

Source: The Week

4 rules for a happy marriage

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

She's the author of Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage and The Way We Never Were: American Families And The Nostalgia Trap.

We hear a lot from psychologists and therapists on the subject of marriage but what's fascinating about Stephanie is she studies the history of marriage. She's looked at what marriage has meant through the ages, what worked and didn't, and how it's changed in the modern era.

Source: BBC

Manchester derby: Jose Mourinho has water & milk thrown at him in tunnel row

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had water and milk thrown at him in a row following Manchester City's derby win at Old Trafford.

However, on Sunday United midfielder Ander Herrera was booked for diving in the second half when he went down in the box under challenge from Nicolas Otamendi - though his Portuguese boss was adamant his side should have been awarded a penalty.

Source: Common Domain

Saudi Arabia lifts cinema ban, directors and movie chains rejoice

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas on Monday, prompting celebrations from film fans, directors and movie chains eyeing the last untapped mass market in the Middle East.

Regional cinema chains have been eyeing the Saudi market, keen to tap the spending power of the young people who make up roughly 70 percent of the kingdom’s population. Dubai-based mall operator Majid Al Futtaim, which owns the VOX Cinemas chain, said it wanted to open the first movie theater there.

Source: DW

California Thomas Fire rages towards Santa Barbara

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Some 5,000 California residents remained under evacuation orders in two coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday night, as emergency services continued to scramble to contain the so-called Thomas Fire.

The wildfire, which has ravaged large areas of southern California since last Monday, was fanned over the weekend by dry gusts of winds and the rugged terrain of the mountains that run through Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Source: New York Times

New York Explosion Empties Port Authority; Suspect Is in Custody

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

The Police Department said that one person was in custody after the blast echoed through the passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations shortly before 7:30 a.m.

A peaceful beginning to the workweek was shattered Monday after an explosion rattled through one of the busiest transit hubs in New York City, causing the authorities to evacuate hundreds of commuters and throwing the morning into chaos.

Source: Common Domain

Five things we already know about California's races for governor and U.S. Senate

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

It’s still early in the 2018 races for California governor and U.S. Senate, but already we know five things:. — In this stormy, polarized political climate, Republicans aren’t likely to vote for a Democrat even if there isn’t a strong GOP candidate on the ballot.

One Latino, Romualdo Pacheco, served for a few months in 1875 after ascending from lieutenant governor when the governor, Newton Booth, was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Source: The Guradian

Dennis Rodman asks Trump for formal role as North Korea envoy

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Dennis Rodman, the American basketball star turned freelance diplomat , has urged Donald Trump to sign him up as a peace envoy to North Korea after his latest foray into Kim Jong-un’s hermit kingdom was scuppered by a travel ban preventing US citizens from visiting.

However, Rodman, who first visited North Korea in 2013 and calls Kim his friend, claimed that now was the perfect time – and he was the perfect man – to press for peace.

Source: DW

VW chief questions German diesel subsidies

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

VW chief executive Matthias Müller has said that the German government should consider phasing out the subsidies that encourage Europeans to buy diesel cars.

"I'm convinced that we need to question the sense and purpose of these diesel subsidies," Müller told the German business daily Handelsblatt on Sunday, in remarks that represent a fundamental change of position by the company largely responsible for diesel's popularity in Europe. "If the transition to environmentally friendly electric cars is to succeed, the diesel internal combustion engine cannot be subsidized like before."

Source: Fox News

Drunk droning: New Jersey aims to get tough on sloshed drone pilots

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

This holiday season is set to see millions of new quadcopters taking to the skies, though hopefully the festive drinking, if there is any, will begin once the drone has landed safely back on terra firma.

With the remotely controlled copters set to be a big hit with consumers this holiday season, there’s going to be thousands of new drone taking to the skies before the end of the year. In response, New Jersey lawmakers are moving ahead with a state law that would make it a criminal offense to fly a drone under the influence of drink or drugs, NorthJersey.com

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT

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