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Sotheby’s After $1.1M Sale: ‘We’ve Just Been Banksy’ed’

October 6, 2018 |

Newsweek is saying it could be Banksy’s “most jaw-dropping trick yet,” and it would be hard to find anyone who disagrees. It happened Friday night at a Sotheby’s auction in London, when the enigmatic street artist’s 2006 Girl With Balloon painting was sold off for $ 1.1 million to a…
Newser

Facebook says 50 million user accounts have been affected by a security breach

September 28, 2018 |

Nearly 50 million Facebook accounts have been affected by a security breach that enabled hackers to take over users’ accounts, the social media giant announced Friday.

The new breach comes as Facebook strives to convince its more than 2 billion users that it can be trusted. It is grappling with…


L.A. Times – Business

One of History’s Most Famous Ships May Have Been Found

September 19, 2018 |

Americans know the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria; in Australia, the Endeavour is the ship that’s burned into memory. It set sail from Plymouth, England, in 1768 with Captain James Cook at the helm and was in 1770 the first European ship to chart parts of Australia during…
Newser

Marathon’s World Record Has Been Shattered

September 16, 2018 |

Eliud Kipchoge has an Olympic gold medal in the marathon, and has clocked the fastest recorded time of 26.2 miles in an unratified race, but now he holds the official world record—and by quite a bit, coming in at 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds in Sunday’s Berlin…
Newser

Body of Alaska Girl Missing for a Week Has Been Found

September 15, 2018 |

A 10-year-old girl was found dead Friday, authorities say, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska’s northwestern coast. Per the AP , Ashley Johnson-Barr’s remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday, FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier said…
Newser

CNN

UK schoolgirls have been pressured by peers to have FGM, campaigner says

September 14, 2018 |

Some schoolgirls in the United Kingdom have been pressured by their peers into undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), according to FGM survivor and campaigner Leyla Hussein, Britain’s Press Association reported.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Ireland Says Trump Visit Has Been Canceled

September 12, 2018 |

President Trump’s first visit to Ireland as president has been called off—according to the Irish, but not the White House. The Irish government said Tuesday that the visit announced in August had been “postponed due to scheduling reasons,” the BBC reports. Trump had planned to visit Dublin and his…
Newser

JD.com Founder Liu Had Been Arrested on Suspicion of Rape

September 5, 2018 |

Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong was arrested last week on suspicion of rape, Minneapolis police said on Tuesday as they continue to investigate the entrepreneur’s actions during a residency at the University of Minnesota.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

TMZ

Wolf Blitzer Backs Meghan McCain’s Eulogy for Her Dad, America’s ‘Always Been Great’

September 1, 2018 |

Wolf Blitzer doesn’t think anything at John McCain’s funeral was out of line or too political … and he’s got no apparent issues with Meghan McCain’s shot at the Prez either. We got the CNN anchor at the Reagan National Airport in D.C. Saturday…

TMZ.com