High-speed train derails south of Seattle, spilling train cars onto busy interstate below
The Bloomfield man shot and killed by New Britain police last week was an aspiring rapper who called himself “Gangstalicious” and had built a substantial following on YouTube, an attorney who knew him said Sunday. Hartford attorney Wesley Spears said he was shocked to learn how 20-year-old Zoe Dowdell had died. Dowdell was behind the wheel of a car suspected in multiple carjackings and robberies when he struck police vehicles and drove toward officers in an attempt to flee as they tried to stop him, police have said.
A UK diplomat who worked at the British embassy in Lebanon has been found murdered at the side of a motorway. The body of Rebecca Dykes was found at the side of a motorway east of the country's capital, Beirut, on Saturday, a British embassy spokesperson confirmed. It is thought she may have been sexually assaulted before being strangled, authorities said. She was planning to fly home to the UK for Christmas on Saturday. A family spokesman said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Rebecca.
A group dedicated to ending discrimination in soccer has a warning for any gay soccer fans going to Russia for the 2018 World Cup: Don’t hold hands or show affection in public. It could be dangerous. The executive director of Fare (which used to be known as Football Against Racism in Europe) told the Guardian that the group will be issuing guidelines to LGBT fans in the run-up to the World Cup, which runs June 14-July 15, 2018.
One guest at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle opened his door naked and urged housekeeper Ely Dar to come in. Another offered her money in exchange for a massage. A guest once told her she was beautiful, then grabbed her in a hug from behind and called after her when she ran away.
If you come at the Jedi master, you best not miss. And on Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who apparently did not learn a single damn thing from the embarrassment he suffered at the hands of Inigo Montoya, did just that. Let’s backtrack a bit. Prior to voting to repeal net neutrality, the Obama-era regulations that protected consumers from the corporate wrath of broadband internet service providers—thus ensuring a free and open internet for Americans of all income classes—Federal Communications Commission…
Pope Francis on Saturday warned against the dangers of disinformation and underscored what he called "an urgent need for reliable information" from the news media. "There is an urgent need for reliable information, with verified data and news, which does not aim to amaze and excite, but rather to make readers develop a healthy critical sense, enabling them to ask themselves appropriate questions and reach justified conclusions," the pope said to a gathering of journalists at the Vatican.
Terry Crews took to Twitter on Friday to accuse WME of “retaliation” in his ongoing legal battle with the agency. Last month, Crews accused the then-head of WME’s Motion Picture Department, Adam Venit, of groping him at a party. Now, he’s accusing the agency of hacking his son’s computer and possibly bugging his family. “I believe my family is being tracked and possibly bugged,” Crews said in a series of tweets, “Someone hacked into the computer my son and I built together. I have to shut it down and replace the hard drive.”