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After Reports About Jury, El Chapo Wants New Trial

February 22, 2019 |

The defense team for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of “misconduct” on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the instructions of a federal judge. Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo…
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YouTube Reacts After Advertisers Balk at Pedophilia ‘Wormhole’

February 22, 2019 |

Matt Watson says he may be leaving YouTube—and as a result of his detectiving, so are some big advertisers, at least for now. “Over the past 48 hours, I have discovered a wormhole … into a soft-core pedophile ring,” the video creator said in a clip posted Sunday that’s since…
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Snowbound Europe Struggles to Dig Out After Deadly Storms

February 22, 2019 |

Alpine countries across Europe are battling record snowfalls that have claimed the lives of over a dozen people and severed road and air access to entire communities.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Jussie Smollett Shot Empire Scenes After Release: Sources

February 22, 2019 |

After being released on bond Thursday, Jussie Smollett quickly returned to the set of Empire , sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . Fox officials released a statement after Smollett’s arrest that they were “evaluating the situation and … considering our options,” and sources say those options include keeping Smollett’s character in the script…
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Woman Falls Ill, Dies After Eating at Michelin-Starred Restaurant

February 22, 2019 |

A 46-year-old woman fell ill and died after dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain, the Guardian reports. Health authorities have confirmed 29 cases of food poisoning in diners who ate at RiFF in Valencia between Feb. 13 and 16; the unnamed woman ate there with her family Saturday evening…
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Hungary and Sweden in diplomatic spat after Swedish minister likens Orban’s policies to Nazi Germany

February 21, 2019 |

A diplomatic row engulfed Hungary and Sweden after a Swedish official likened the Hungarian government’s efforts to boost its birth rate with Nazi Germany.
FOX News

Nike launches ‘Icon’ Kaepernick jersey days after NFL collusion case settlement

February 21, 2019 |

Nike released and quickly sold out of a new special edition Colin Kaepernick jersey Wednesday, days after the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback settled a grievance with the NFL and more than two years removed from his last game.
FOX News

Tesla loses another executive as general counsel departs after just two months on job

February 20, 2019 |

The miscues that made 2018 an agonizing year for Elon Musk are back.

Tesla Inc. announced its general counsel, Dane Butswinkas, is leaving Wednesday, two months after hiring him in the wake of Musk’s run-in with U.S. securities regulators.

Hours before that news, the company’s billionaire founder…


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California airport contractor killed after jet bridge tire explodes

February 20, 2019 |

A contractor at a California airport was killed Tuesday night after a jet bridge tire he was working on exploded, authorities said.
FOX News

PETA Hears From Twitter After Statement on Lagerfeld’s Death

February 20, 2019 |

PETA evidently saw the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld as a fitting opportunity to make a statement about wearing fur. Not everyone agreed, People reports. Ingrid Newkirk, the organization’s president, said in a statement that Lagerfeld’s death “marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were…
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