It was the look that iced over Winterfell. Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), arriving North to fulfill his pledge to fight for the living, spots Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) across the courtyard in the closing moments of the Season 8 premiere of “Game of Thrones.” His face says it all: “Oh, shit.” Of course, Jaime should be freaking out. He is the reason the Starks and the Lannisters don’t get along in the first place, seeing as he kicked off their feud by pushing a 10-year-old Bran out of a window after the young lad caught him in the act with his twin sister, Cersei (Lena Headey), back in the show’s pilot episode. Bran survives the fall but is left paralyzed. Then, an assassin comes to finish the job wielding the Valyrian steel dagger supposedly owned by Tyrion Lanniste
KIEV, Ukraine — A comedian best known for playing the role of an accidental president on television easily won the real-life election for president in Ukraine on Sunday, an exit poll indicated, putting a political neophyte at the helm of a country at the center of the West’s geopolitical struggle with Moscow.Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old comic actor who has never held public office, won more than 70 percent of the vote, a decisive victory over the incumbent president, Petro O. Poroshenko, according to exit polling by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation.Mr. Zelensky’s victory, if confirmed by official results, would give Ukraine its first Jewish leader and deliver a stinging rebuke to a political and business establishment represented by Mr. Poroshenko, a billionaire
Marvin Gentry | Reuters Democratic Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones and wife Louise acknowledge supporters at the election night party in Birmingham, Alabama, December 12, 2017. In squeaking out a 2017 special election win in deep red Alabama, Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama had the benefit of facing a flawed Republican candidate who lacked party support. Jones' bid to win a full Senate term could depend in no small part on whether he again faces former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. Jones beat Moore — who faced accusations of sexual misconduct with teenagers decades ago — by about 1.5 percentage points in December 2017. But defending his seat in a higher turnout pre
Blasts reported at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka -- At least six explosions were recorded at churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka's state-run newspaper reported 129 were dead and more than 500 others were injured. The cause of the attacks are unclear. A security official said they suspect the blasts at two churches were carried out by a suicide bomber. Images on social media showed the inside of one of the churches - St Sebastian's in Negombo - with a shattered ceiling and blood on the pews, BBC News reports. Sri Lankan media report that foreign tourists may be among the casualties. Two of the blasts were suspected to have been carried out by suicide bombers, according to the
Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEApril 20, 2019, 9:43 PM GMT / Updated April 21, 2019, 2:55 AM GMTBy Phil Helsel, Natalie Obregon and Sumiko MootsThe FBI on Saturday arrested a man described as a commander of an armed group that has been detaining migrants in New Mexico, the state attorney general’s office said.Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, of Flora Vista, New Mexico, was arrested for allegedly being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and the FBI said.The arrest comes after New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, demanded that members of a militia group, some of whom are armed, stop detaining migrants at the New Mexic
A male Sumatran tiger at a zoo in Topeka, Kansas attacked and seriously injured a staff member on Saturday morning. The 7-year-old tiger, named Sanjiv, “essentially tackled” the primary tiger keeper at the Topeka Zoo at around 9:15 a.m., zoo Director Brendan Wiley said at a press conference. The female keeper, whose name has not yet been released, is in stable condition, but she suffered “lacerations and punctures” to her back, neck, head and arm, Wiley said. Wiley said that there were “a lot” of people in the zoo at the time, and that the attack had happened in full view of guests. “It was all right there- kind of on the other side of the glass – if you can picture viewing that at our tiger viewing window,” Wiley said. Wiley said that the zoo is still investigating the incident, but t
(Reuters) - Vulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump’s continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel’s report, which detailed Trump’s efforts to thwart the investigation into Russian efforts to help him win the White House. FILE PHOTO - U.S. Representative Haley Stevens speaks with constituents at a town hall meeting in Livonia, Michigan, U.S. April 18, 2019.. REUTERS/Steve Friess More than 30 Democratic representatives, many of whom are in their first term, represent districts that supported Trump in 2016. The party’s chances of keeping control of the U.S. House of Representatives likely hinge its ability to defend those seats. In the report released on Thursday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said Trump ma
Officials said the 10-year-old died from a preexisting condition called arteriovenous malformation, and there was no evidence trauma led to her death. Source ...
Justus Harvey, 16, left, and his friend Gage Lee, 13, both of Forest, Miss., work in tandem to remove a branch Friday, April 19, 2019, in Morton, Miss., as residents begin their cleanup from Thursday's possible tornado touchdown that heavily damaged many homes. Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, topping trees and leaving a variety of damage in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) ATLANTA – A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a 12-year-old boy, according to the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Months after the Camp fire ravaged Paradise, California ― the state’s deadliest and most destructive fire ever ― the town is now facing another problem: Its water is contaminated with cancer-causing benzene. In a report last week, water officials said “the full extent of the contamination is not yet known,” and laid out a long and expensive process needed to test and clear the system before water would be safe for drinking. In an earlier February notice, Paradise Irrigation District officials said that the area’s water quality was “severely compromised” due to fire damage. Officials said that about 40% of the water service lines they’d tested had shown signs of contamination, with the most prevalent chemical being benzene. (Long-term exposure to high levels of benzene can lead to a
Similarly, Mr. Barr truncated the special counsel explanation of what “coordination” meant — and didn’t meanFrom William P. Barr“In assessing potential conspiracy charges, the special counsel also considered whether members of the Trump campaign ‘coordinated’ with Russian election interference activities. The special counsel defined ‘coordination’ as an ‘agreement — tacit or express — between the Trump campaign and the Russian government on election interference.’”From Robert S. Mueller IIIVol. I, Page 2: We understood coordination to require an agreement — tacit or express — between the Trump campaign and the Russian government on election interference. That requires more than the two parties taking actions that were informed by or responsive to the other’s actions or interests.In the
The jobs market is changing, that's no secret. Today, shifts in technology and demographics mean that more of us are working for longer and in totally different ways than previous generations. And that trend shows no sign of abating. The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025, 75 million jobs will have disappeared to be replaced by 133 million new ones as automation spreads in the workplace. What's less clear, however, is how to respond to that mammoth move. Yet, according to experts, it likely starts with rewriting a centurie...
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Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEApril 18, 2019, 4:13 PM GMT / Updated April 18, 2019, 8:38 PM GMTBy Rebecca ShabadWASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats on Thursday highlighted portions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign that appeared to contradict President Donald Trump’s assertion that it represents “total exoneration,” pointing to examples within the document that they said demonstrate that the president had obstructed justice.About an hour after Attorney General William Barr at a Thursday morning event framed the conclusions in the 448-page report in a light sympathetic to the president, the redacted document was finally delivered
Scores of medical professionals across seven states were charged by federal prosecutors on Wednesday with schemes to illegally distribute millions of pain pills — in some cases exchanging opioid prescriptions for sex, in others for cash with an added “concierge fee”, and in one case routinely prescribing opioids to friends on Facebook.Officials called the case the “single largest prescription opioid law enforcement operation in history”.The indictments, unsealed in federal court in Cincinnati on Wednesday, accuse 60 people, including 31 doctors, seven pharmacists and eight nurses of involvement in the schemes, which included opioid prescriptions issued for gratuitous medical procedures like unnecessary tooth-pulling.In some cases doctors simply handed out signed blank prescription forms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election will be released on Thursday, providing the first public look at the findings of an inquiry that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency. FILE PHOTO: Robert Mueller, as FBI director, testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington March 12, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File PhotoAttorney General William Barr’s planned release of the nearly 400-page report comes after Mueller wrapped up his 22-month investigation last month into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia and questions about obstruction of justice by the president. Its disclosure, with portions expected to be blacked out by Barr to protect some sensitive info
A fossil hunter has come under fire for trying to sell a juvenille Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton on eBay. Source ...
The search for an Ohio teen who disappeared on Saturday has shifted to a criminal investigation, with police ID'ing a person of interest in the case.Jonathan Minard, 14, was last seen working on a farm in New Harrisburg, about eight miles from his home in Dellroy.According to investigators, Minard was helping his 29-year-old friend on the dairy farm of the friend's dad when he began to complain of a toothache, The Canton Repository reported. The pair are said to have headed to the friend’s home to call the teen's mother. Jonathan Minard, 14, was last seen midday on April 13 while working on a farm in New Harrisburg, about eight miles from his home in Dellroy. (Carroll County Sheriff's Office)But Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams told WKYC that Minard’s mother said she never got t
Meghan Markle certainly has a fan in Anna Wintour. The Vogue editor-in-chief gushed over the Duchess of Sussex’s maternity style in a recent Vogue video for the magazine’s series, “Go Ask Anna.” “I’ve been very taken by the way Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has been dressing throughout her pregnancy,” she said. “Her heels actually seem to be getting taller every time I look at a picture of her.” Wintour encouraged pregnant women to “flaunt” their style, rather than try to tone things down. “When pregnant I think it’s important to continue wearing your own personal style,” Wintour said. Jeff Spicer/BFC via Getty Images Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 at Royal Albert Hall on Dec. 10, 2018 in London. “I never understand why women sudden
BEIJING — China’s economy stabilized in the first three months of the year, according to official figures released on Wednesday, after Beijing flooded the financial system with money in a whatever-it-takes approach to arrest a slowdown.Officials said that the Chinese economy, the world’s second largest, grew 6.4 percent in the year’s first quarter compared with the same period in 2018. The pace matched that of the fourth quarter, when growth suffered as shoppers pared back, the stock market slumped and private businesses pleaded for help.While economists generally regard China’s economic figures with skepticism, they point to signs that the country’s current slowdown may have reached bottom. Other figures suggest shoppers are back at the tills, factory output is ticking up and the world
China on Wednesday released a slew of official economic data that beat expectations, including the widely anticipated gross domestic product figure. Beijing said its economy expanded by 6.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, topping the 6.3 percent that analysts polled by Reuters had expected. China grew by 6.4 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last year, and 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018. The Asian economic giant also released other economic indicators: Industrial production jumped 8.5 per...
Fire extinguished at Notre Dame Cathedral as recovery process begins Notre Dame fire: What we knowA major fire erupted at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Monday.The cathedral, which was undergoing renovations, suffered "colossal damages."The cause of the blaze remains unclear, but officials do not currently suspect terrorism or arson.The fire was finally extinguished on Tuesday morning.There were no deaths and only one firefighter reported injured.Construction on Notre Dame began in 1163 and was completed in 1345.The iconic spire at the top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris collapsed after a major fire broke out Monday evening. Video showed part of the roof of the cathedral collapsing onto itself. The flames were finally declared out on Tuesday morning, a...
Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEApril 16, 2019, 1:12 AM GMT / Updated April 16, 2019, 2:37 PM GMTBy Tim StellohFrench President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a massive fire tore through the centuries-old church on Monday.Restoring the iconic cathedral would likely be complicated, lengthy and expensive, experts said.But they also appeared optimistic that such a rebirth is possible.Jonathan Foyle, an architectural historian and author, said a critical part of the restoration process will be to assess how damaged Notre Dame’s massive stone vaults were by the blaze. Extreme temperatures can cause calcination — a process that turns stone into powder, he said.T