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The Papers: 'Didn't he do well' - Sir Bruce mourned

BBC - 26 min 7 sec ago
The front pages mark the passing of television entertainment legend Sir Bruce Forsyth aged 89.

Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

NPR News - 1 hour 2 min ago

For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

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Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

NPR News - 1 hour 53 min ago

"We don't feel we have to represent any group – including white supremacists – seeking to demonstrate with firearms," said the organization, which has long defended groups unpopular with its members.

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Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year

BBC - 2 hours 3 min ago
24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.

Anchorage man beaten, bound and put in dog kennel, police searching for suspects

APRN Alaska News - 2 hours 9 min ago
APD police vehicles (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)

Anchorage Police are searching for five people involved in an assault and kidnapping in East Anchorage.

Police say the suspects abducted and beat 24-year-old Abshir Mohammed on Sunday in a house on the 6500 block of Cimmaron Circle. They allegedly put him in a dog kennel where he was discovered and driven to the hospital by a person who was not believed to be involved with the assault.

On Friday, police released a statement saying Mohammed is still in critical condition and asked for help from the public to find the people who assaulted him.

Police spokesperson MJ Thim said evidence suggests Mohammed was targeted and the assault was not random. However, he said the department has not yet determined why, but they’ve ruled out the possibility that it was a hate crime.

“We have a bunch of theories and that’s what we’re trying to determine which one is the correct one that happened and why,” Thim said.

Officers are searching for four alleged assault suspects — Macauther Vaifanua, Faamanu Vaifanua, Jeffery Ahvan and Tamole Lauina — as well as a fifth unnamed person of interest who is believed to have been at the home where Mohammed was assaulted.

Ahvan and the Vaifanuas face charges of kidnapping and assault while Lauina faces a kidnapping charge.

APD said all five should be considered armed and dangerous.


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McDonald's could face first UK strikes

BBC - 2 hours 15 min ago
Staff at two UK outlets vote for action over secure working hours and a £10 per hour wage.

Pint-sized TMS: England take control against West Indies thanks to 243 from Alastair Cook

BBC - 2 hours 24 min ago
Alastair Cook finishes on 243 as England tighten their grip on the West Indies on a rain-affected second day of the first day-night Test at Edgbaston.

Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

BBC - 2 hours 36 min ago
Moussa Oukabir rented the van which drove into crowds in central Barcelona on Thursday.

Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

NPR News - 2 hours 38 min ago

And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So, even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

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Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

NPR News - 2 hours 41 min ago

The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.

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Burton Albion 2-1 Birmingham City

BBC - 2 hours 48 min ago
Burton Albion come from behind to beat Birmingham City and register their first Championship points of the season.

Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

NPR News - 2 hours 59 min ago

Business leaders have resigned from Trump's council over his response to Charlottesville. But evangelical leaders say they see their role differently.

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Rafael Nadal beats Albert Ramos in Cincinnati Open for quarter-final place

BBC - 3 hours 6 min ago
Rafael Nadal moves into the Cincinnati Open quarter-finals with victory over fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos.

Meet the eclipse chaser who's travelled the world hunting shadows

BBC - 3 hours 13 min ago
Astronomer Glenn Schneider has spent his life chasing solar eclipses around the world and has been in the path of totality 33 times.

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon Removed From White House Job

NPR News - 3 hours 18 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Joshua Green, author of The Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency and senior national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek about reports that Steve Bannon is leaving the White House.

Week In Politics: Steve Bannon's Removal From The White House And Trump's Reponse To Charlottesville

NPR News - 3 hours 18 min ago

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and The Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for The National Review, and columnist for Bloomberg View about President Trump's decision to remove Steve Bannon as a chief strategist and the president's suggestion that "both sides" share the blame for violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter Becomes Minority Owner Of Miami Marlins

NPR News - 3 hours 19 min ago

Derek Jeter had a spectacular career playing shortstop for the New York Yankees, during which he managed to avoid scandal and embarrassment and kept his private life tastefully private. So, what might all that brilliance as a player mean for him as he now becomes an owner?

Why One Kentucky Town Wants To Keep Its Confederate Monument

NPR News - 3 hours 19 min ago

When the University of Louisville took down a monument to Confederate soldiers from the Civil War, a nearby Kentucky town welcomed the statue — and residents still like that it's there.

Trump's National Security Team Meets To Discuss Way Forward In Afghanistan

NPR News - 3 hours 19 min ago

President Trump's national security team has been trying — and failing — for months to come up with a new plan for Afghanistan. On Friday, they will meet again at Camp David to plot a way forward in the longest war in U.S. history. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says all options are on the table. What are they, and what's the country's goal at this point?

How What Happened 25 Years Ago At Ruby Ridge Still Matters Today

NPR News - 3 hours 19 min ago

In August of 1992, a standoff between right-wing fundamentalists and the federal government turned deadly at Ruby Ridge in Idaho. Twenty-five years later, the event still looms large in the imaginations of far-right sympathizers and militia members.