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Source: Common Domain

Killer sentenced to death for 1980 robbery at L.A. Bob's Big Boy loses appeal

Sunday 01:32 GMT

A federal court on Friday rejected an appeal by a man sentenced to death for killing four people and seriously injuring several others during a 1980 robbery at a Los Angeles Bob’s Big Boy.

Death toll rises to 31, more victims identified in deadly Northern California fires. State Bar recommends a 1-year suspension for O.C. prosecutor for withholding evidence

Source: CBS News

Family rescued from Taliban-linked group returns to Canada

Sunday 01:32 GMT

They include Kevin King, 60, a teacher at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul who was abducted in August 2016, and Paul Overby, an author in his 70s who had traveled to the region several times but disappeared in eastern Afghanistan in mid-2014.

Coleman and Boyle were rescued Wednesday, five years after they had been abducted by a Taliban-linked extremist network while in Afghanistan as part of a backpacking trip.

Source: New York Times

Still a Workhorse but Now an Astro, Justin Verlander Gets Set for Yankees

Sunday 01:32 GMT

“I do often wonder how I would have been back then,” Verlander said on Friday, before the start of the American League Championship Series. “I think it would be a pretty cool time to play baseball.”

“I was having a lot of trouble with foul balls, and I found that if I kind of slowed down a little bit and pitched to contact, I could get some quicker outs earlier in the game,” Verlander said. “That would save my better stuff for later in the game — and hopefully the seventh, eighth and ninth inning instead of the fifth, sixth, seventh.”

Source: Common Domain

At the Intersection of Russia Probe and Social Media: Donald Trump’s Digital Chief

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Appeared in the October 14, 2017, print edition as 'The Man on Trump’s Digital Front.'. Brad Parscale was the Trump campaign’s digital director and his San Antonio company was its highest-paid vendor

As digital director, Mr. Parscale was responsible for creating and placing ads on social-media platforms such as Facebook, developing the campaign’s website and driving online fundraising efforts. In July, Mr. Parscale agreed to an interview with the House Intelligence Committee, but later that month the panel postponed it.

Source: New York Times

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Having conquered world markets and challenged American political and military leadership, China has set its sights on becoming a global powerhouse in a different field: scientific research.

Now, a recent string of high-profile scandals over questionable or discredited research has driven home the point in China that to become a scientific superpower, it must first overcome a festering problem of systemic fraud.

Source: New York Times

Assessing Trump’s Criticisms of Iran and the Nuclear Deal

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Mr. Trump then listed the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism and its support of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria among other examples of the country’s “hostile actions.”

All of these actions are undoubtedly hostile, but they require more context, said Abbas Amanat, an Iran scholar at Yale University, who added that the 1979 revolution was a popular movement and that the government, though repressive, has been moderating.

Source: Washington Post

Salamander import ban may help shield U.S. species from disease, Smithsonian says

Sunday 04:16 GMT

An import moratorium, a kind of virtual wall, put in place last last year to protect America’s salamanders from the scourge of possible disease seems to be working, according to a Smithsonian Institution report.

Other authors, the Smithsonian said, were Matthew Becker and Robert Fleischer, of the SCBI; James Lewis, of the Rainforest Trust; and Larry Rockwood and A. Alonso Aguirre, of George Mason University.

Source: BBC

Formula One teams' costs rocket after rules changes

Sunday 10:54 GMT

Relying on suppliers reduces research and development expenditure which, along with staffing and engine costs, is one of their biggest costs - it rose across the board in 2016 as teams had to design cars to meet the new regulations.

The costs of the teams' operating companies came to an average of £165.9m in 2016, topped by Northamptonshire-based Mercedes which spent £274.9m Eight of F1's ten teams have to file publicly-available accounts - the only exceptions are Ferrari as its outfit is run by the car manufacturer itself, and Swiss-based Sauber where firms don't have to release their finances.

Source: Common Domain

Gavin Newsom donated $5,000 Weinstein gave him after learning about producer's behavior, which his wife saw firsthand

Sunday 10:54 GMT

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose wife recently spoke out about her own experience with Hollywood studio chief Harvey Weinstein, has donated the $5,000 the Oscar-winning producer contributed to him during an unsuccessful campaign.

The day after the New York Times published a scathing investigation exposing decades of sexually inappropriate behavior and legal settlements, Newsom’s wife, documentary filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wrote that she was not surprised by the allegations in the article “because very similar things happened to me.". Newsom did not disclose the exact details of her interactions with Weinstein.

Source: Common Domain

Oakland Couple Pulls Off Wedding Despite North Bay Fires

Sunday 10:54 GMT

"It’s just amazing to see that despite many bad things happening in this situation and others, there’s just so many good people out there, people that are willing to help and make this day special," Billy said.

Rick Grenis and his bride Bonnie Frazier spent the past year or so planning the wedding of their dreams in wine country. Come last weekend, the finishing touches were sealed in place and the enthusiastic couple was settling in for a week of relaxation, counting down the days before their "big day."

Source: The Guradian

Brexit war of words heats up as 'enemy' EU tells Britain to pay up

Sunday 10:54 GMT

The row over Britain’s Brexit divorce bill descended into the rhetoric of war on Friday, as Philip Hammond described Brussels as the “enemy” and Jean-Claude Juncker said any gratitude for the UK’s military defence of the continent did not exempt it from paying its dues, insisting: “Now they have to pay.” The chancellor made the accusation after a difficult week of talks between the UK and EU, which Michel Barnier, the EU chief negotiator, described as having reached “deadlock”.

Source: The Guradian

I did not 'hunt' for Harvey Weinstein, claims alleged fixer

Sunday 10:54 GMT

EDT. In the week that allegations against Harvey Weinstein rocked Hollywood, Fabrizio Lombardo has emerged as a central figure in the scandal – the so-called “Italian connection” accused of enabling the American producer’s alleged sexual harassment and abuses.

Brock, a model and writer from New Zealand, said Weinstein made unwanted sexual advances when she was 23 years old, and that Lombardo was part of the “pack of hyenas” who would “hunt” for him, enabling the producer’s alleged abuses.

Source: The Guradian

In Russia, nobody's laughing at Iannucci's The Death of Stalin

Sunday 06:06 GMT

The Death of Stalin, which chronicles the Kremlin infighting in the aftermath of the Soviet leader’s death in 1953, stars Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, who eventually succeeds Stalin, and Simon Russell-Beale as Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin’s odious secret police chief.

“The death of any person is not a subject for comedy, and even more so the death of a head of state and a great leader,” said Nikolai Starikov, a politician who leads a fringe nationalist party and has written a series of bestselling books on Russian history, including one glorifying Stalin.

Source: The Guradian

S-Town subject faces trial: 'Sometimes I regret speaking into that microphone'

Sunday 06:06 GMT

The Tuscaloosa News reported that Goodson’s attorneys, JD Terry and Cedrick Coleman, tried to have the trial moved to a neighboring county as the jury in Bibb County would likely be influenced by the podcast, but the judge refused.

The wildly popular S-Town podcast entranced listeners and ignited controversy earlier this year with its mesmerising portrayal of the residents of small-town Alabama.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: New York Times

Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch.

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man treads water, drifts for 17 hours after kayak sinks

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Revealed: catalogue of failings that sank Falklands warship HMS Sheffield

Monday 00:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

‘Bone Music’: The revival of making albums made from X-rays

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 21:56 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Li Yuchun: meet the pop star taking gender neutral style to China

Monday 08:06 GMT
Source: New York Times

Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

Monday 21:56 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump campaign legal bills topped $1 million last quarter

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: DW

Beethoven's Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for 'Innocence in Danger' benefit

Monday 07:00 GMT

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