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.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: NBC Gave Trump A Show For A Decade, So He's Not Racist
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump to reporters on Tuesday, saying that if he?s a racist, ?why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?? Sanders was answering a question about comments made by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who said on ?The Late Show with Stephen Colbert? on Monday that the president could prove he?s not a racist by approving the DACA immigration deal a bipartisan committee has already worked out.
Car Flies Into Second Floor Of Building And Stays There
Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)
The Blackbird?s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71?s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.
Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shut
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit known for its critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte, a move media watchdogs said is an act to muzzle the free press.
Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom says
Mystery over death of 15 million Aztecs may be solved after nearly 500 years, study suggests
Scientists believe they may have discovered the cause of an epidemic that struck Mexico?s Aztec population in 1545, killing up to 15 million people. In a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, they describe how DNA extracted from the teeth of 29 skeletons buried in a cemetery in southern Mexico revealed previously unidentified traces of the salmonella enterica bacterium. The epidemic was one of several to hit the indigenous population soon after the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century.
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.
Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack
Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries backtracked Sunday and challenged other senators' descriptions of the remark.
Botched Photo Shoot Brings Viral Glory To Missouri Family