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Hugh Hefner, iconic founder of Playboy, has died at age 91

Hugh Hefner, iconic founder of Playboy, has died at age 91 Hefner's son, Cooper Hefner, who is also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, said: 'My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom. [Full Article...]

Twitter will test a 280 character length tweet randomly

Twitter will test a 280 character length tweet randomly A 140 character tweet (left) and 280 character tweet (right). Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey unveiled the possible change with an example of what a tweet would look like with the longer character limit. More pressing than expanding the character count, they say, is curtailing trolls, hate speech and the potential for Trump to unwittingly start a war through the platform. [Full Article...]

Belle Gibson fined $410000

Belle Gibson fined $410000 Justice Mortimer said she had "sought to use the tragic terminal illness of a young boy for her own selfish purposes". The penalty was broken into five amounts, with the heaviest element a $150,000 fine concerning the "Schwarz family app donation claims", in reference to money which Gibson falsely claimed was destined to go to the family of a terminally ill boy battling cancer. [Full Article...]

Anthem will not sell individual Obamacare plans in ME next year

Anthem will not sell individual Obamacare plans in ME next year Most of the more than 79,000 ME residents who signed up for a plan from Anthem and two other insurers selling coverage through HealthCare.gov this year qualified for such aid. Under Maine's guaranteed renewal law, current individual members will be able to renew their health plan in 2018, Anthem said. "As most people are well aware, there has been quite a bit of turmoil in the insurance market... [Full Article...]

Will the middle class get a real tax cut this year?

Will the middle class get a real tax cut this year? It will be very hard for the GOP to do any worse than they have on health care, and I'd be surprised if the party doesn't get some kind of tax cut. The Washington Post reported that Republicans were "targeting" a corporate rate of 20 percent , citing three unnamed people. [Full Article...]

Predictions for USC-Washington State, Clemson-Virginia Tech, 20 other games

Predictions for USC-Washington State, Clemson-Virginia Tech, 20 other games The Clemson defense nearly needs no introduction. Clemson has 17 sacks as a team this year, tied for second-most nationally behind only MI. I think not having anyone on the team who played in an ACC championship game, maybe we were a little unfocused at the beginning of the game, maybe focused on something other than our job on those plays. [Full Article...]

Skyrim Special Edition Launches Survival Mode Beta on PC Today

Skyrim Special Edition Launches Survival Mode Beta on PC Today Skyrim is the closest game to living the Game of Thrones lifestyle that you dream. Traveling in snowy or rainy areas will increase your Cold and Cold decreases your total available health. You can still take a carriage or boat to your destination, but you may arrive hungry, cold, and in need of rest after a long journey. Your carry weight has been significantly reduced. [Full Article...]

Police Standoff, Shooting Prompts Closure of Interstate 80 in Emeryville

Police Standoff, Shooting Prompts Closure of Interstate 80 in Emeryville Wednesday, the California Highway Patrol said. The vehicle collided into a concrete barrier on the right shoulder then crashed into the center median and came to a halt as a result of the spikes near the Powell Street exit in Emeryville. Richmond police assisted in the pursuit when it reached their jurisdiction. "Officers on scene returned fire and the suspect was struck during the exchange". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation destroys remaining chemical weapons

Russian Federation destroys remaining chemical weapons Russian Federation signed the CWC in 1993 and launched a program to dispose of its arsenal in 1996, which allowed it to join the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW), the watchdog of the convention, a year later. "We expect that Russia's efforts on eliminating chemical weapons will serve as an example for other countries", he said. "We expect that the United States, like o... [Full Article...]

More supplies needed as villagers flee Vanuatu volcano

More supplies needed as villagers flee Vanuatu volcano Ambae island evacuees in the wake of the Manaro Voui volcano eruption. Villagers close to the volcano have been moved to schools and community halls on the island's less vulnerable eastern and western regions. The New Zealand government has announced it is sending an RNZAF P-3K2 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft to monitor Manaro Voui and the two other volcanoes, Benbow and Lopevi, now erupting... [Full Article...]

Macklemore to Abbott:'I'm gonna go harder'

Macklemore to Abbott:'I'm gonna go harder' Spokesman, David Goodwin , said it was "bizarre" that the song was being performed at half time and millions of Australians disagreed with its message. After one of the show hosts suggested that Macklemore should "go harder" because of the petition, the singer-songwriter said, "I'm gonna go harder, I'm going to love". [Full Article...]

'I'm not hospitalized,' Cochran says in response to Trump's tweet

'I'm not hospitalized,' Cochran says in response to Trump's tweet After that date, procedural rules in the Senate will make it much more hard for Republicans to pass any type of healthcare reform this year without at least some Democratic support. Most other bills can be filibustered - when debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended - and would need 60 votes to end the filibuster, or invoke closure. [Full Article...]

Pitbull praised for Puerto Rico jet loan

Pitbull praised for Puerto Rico jet loan A Brunswick woman with family in Puerto Rico is now pleading for the US government to act quickly. A flotilla of ships and thousands more military personnel are being sent to Puerto Rico, the Trump administration announced . From basic items like body care supplies, to bathroom supplies, cleaning supplies, to the critically needed, each item has been boxed up to go to the island to make a dif... [Full Article...]

California Moves Presidential Primary Election to March

California Moves Presidential Primary Election to March Super Tuesday, the jam-packed day of presidential primary voting every four years, may get supercharged in 2020 with California joining the pack, bringing along its prize of the most delegates. Jerry Brown signed into law Wednesday. The measure received bipartisan support in the Legislature and was supported by the state's secretary of state. [Full Article...]

We've not declared war on North Korea, Says US

We've not declared war on North Korea, Says US North Korea had successfully developed miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be outfitted on a missile's warhead according to U.S . intelligence. "If we take that option, it will be devastating". "But I'll fix the mess", Trump said. "[Kim] is acting very badly", said Trump at the White House Tuesday. He said sanctions would have no effect on Pyongyang's resolve to develop its nuclear we... [Full Article...]

Strangely endearing giant ginger rat discovered

Strangely endearing giant ginger rat discovered However, similarly to its rat cousins, the vika likes to climb high up, and can often be found hanging out at the top of trees in the rainforest. But extensive trappings, spotlight searches and motion-activated "camera traps" led by Lavery failed to reveal the storied rat. [Full Article...]

Killed, 1 Injured in Rockfall From Yosemite's Famed El Capitan

Killed, 1 Injured in Rockfall From Yosemite's Famed El Capitan This is the area where Horsetail Falls flows in winter and spring conditions. A rockfall of undetermined size occurred in Yosemite National Park Wednesday afternoon at about 1:55 p.m. Gediman said the injured person was being taken to a hospital near the park. Many were on the wall, as this is the height of climbing season, and one person is confirmed dead. [Full Article...]

Pakistani Finance Minister Indicted On Corruption Charges

Pakistani Finance Minister Indicted On Corruption Charges On the direction of special judge Mohammad Bashir the administration of the accountability court wrote letters to the inspector general of the Islamabad police, senior superintendent of police and others, expressing displeasure with the way security officials work during the appearance of high profile personalities and after their departure. [Full Article...]

U.S. slashes number of refugees it is ready to resettle

U.S. slashes number of refugees it is ready to resettle The number of refugees actually admitted to the country, which can fall below the cap, dropped to its lowest in the fiscal year after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks with only around 27,000 admitted. The officials who briefed reporters on Wednesday emphasized that the USA remains the world's leading donor of humanitarian assistance, and leads in permanent resettlement of refugees (with a ver... [Full Article...]

Gujarat High Court lawyers protest Justice Jayant Patel's reported transfer

Gujarat High Court lawyers protest Justice Jayant Patel's reported transfer I was not keen to go to Allahabad. Lawyers in Karnataka are also set to boycott work for one day, Advocate-general Madhusudan R Naik told The New Indian Express. Meanwhile, this wasn't the first time that Patel had been tranferred just before he was due for a promotion. The Gujarat High Court Advocates' Association has said it will file "appropriate legal proceedings" before the Supreme Court ... [Full Article...]


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