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|MLK's Daughter Says We Must Remember Her Mother's Legacy, Too
Bernice King says those honoring her father on Martin Luther King Jr. Day should also remember another incredibly important figure in the civil rights movement: her mother, Coretta Scott King.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 2:22 PM
|Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: Report
The 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.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 6:14 PM
|Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family
It’s a fact of life: Nice family photos never go viral, as one family in St. Louis, Missouri recently discovered.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 9:53 PM
|'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.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 6:18 PM
|12,000 flee as lava oozes from Philippine volcano
Thousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Monday in what volcanologists described as a "quiet eruption", warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion within days. Lava was slowly flowing out of the Mayon volcano's crater along with a spectacular 1,000-metre (3,280-foot) ash plume rising into the sky, the nation's volcanology institute said. It may escalate into a hazardous eruption," Paul Alanis, science research specialist at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), told AFP.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 2:30 AM
|Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as luxury prison in corruption purge
The luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. The some 200 detainees occupied half the hotel's 492 rooms. The rest was closed to business. The hotel's website now accepts bookings from Feb. 14, quoting a nightly rate for its cheapest room of 2,439 riyals (£480). Saudi authorities have said they expect the vast majority of suspects to agree to financial settlements of charges against them, and that Riyadh hopes to recover about $100 billion of illicit funds. A small number are expected to be prosecuted. Construction giant Saudi Binladin Group said on Saturday that some of its shareholders might transfer part of their holdings to the state in a settlement with authorities. Chairman Bakr Bin Laden and several family members were detained in the crackdown. In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved paying more than $1 billion, according to a Saudi official. Another top businessman who has been held at the Ritz-Carlton is billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding. A Saudi official said this week that he was negotiating a possible settlement but so far had not agreed on terms. It has been rumoured, Mr Talal, one of the world’s richest men, could be forced to pay as much as $7bn. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a massive political and economic shake-up, marked by the sudden appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince in June. The 32-year-old son of the king has spearheaded the unprecedented crackdown on corruption among members of the government and royal family, as he consolidates his grip on power in the kingdom.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 2:22 PM
|Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan special forces on Monday captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the capital last year, officials said.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 7:38 PM
|Brit Party Leader Splits With Girlfriend After Her Shocking Remarks About Meghan Markle
#BREAKING: UKIP leader @_HenryBolton tells GMB he split up with Jo Marney last night over racist messages she sent about Meghan Markle and black people.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 4:14 AM
|Elvis Impersonator Who Presided as David and Louise Turpin Renewed Their Vows Stunned by Arrest
The couple arrested in the alleged shackling and torture of their children had appeared before Kent Ripley three times to renew their vows.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 2:28 PM
|If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, politicians would denounce him
Today is the day when many American politicians pretend to care about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, one of the wisest souls who attempted to save this sorry nation. While King did care about black and/or poor people in the United States and around the world, he was no American exceptionalist. “Don’t let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world,” King once said.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 6:00 AM