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Destruction in Its Wake, Typhoon Slams Into China

September 16, 2018 |

Typhoon Mangkhut, which CNN labels “the world’s strongest storm this year,” barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 36 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide. Ahead of the massive typhoon, nearly half…
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School Resource Officer Used Taser to Wake Student

September 7, 2018 |

A school resource officer in northeast Ohio who decided using her Taser was the best way to wake up a sleeping student has been suspended and could face criminal charges. Officer Maryssa Boskoski didn’t actually jolt the student with thousands of volts of electricity, News5 reports, but she activated the…
Newser

Asia Argento Axed From Show in Wake of Accusations

August 27, 2018 |

Asia Argento, once one of the most outspoken voices in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault in Hollywood and beyond, has lost a job amid allegations she had sex with a 17-year-old actor. Per the Hollywood Reporter , the actress has been nixed from the judges’ panel on X Factor Italy…
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Demi Lovato Cancels Rest of Tour in Wake of Rehab

August 9, 2018 |

It’s becoming more clear now that Demi Lovato will be in treatment for a lengthy period of time … canceling the remaining shows on her tour. Demi’s Tell Me You Love Me tour shows in Mexico and South America have been scrapped. The news…

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Meal After Man’s Wake Kills at Least 8

August 7, 2018 |

At least eight people who attended a man’s wake have died after eating contaminated food at the service in Peru, reports the BBC . Dozens more remain sick, and Reuters actually has the death toll at 10. The culprit is a meat stew served at the wake in the San José…
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Anne Hathaway’s Words Reverberate in Wake of Murder

July 27, 2018 |

Sisters Nia and Lahtifa Wilson were headed home from a family gathering Sunday night when the unthinkable happened : Police say 27-year-old paroled felon John Lee Cowell fatally stabbed 18-year-old Nia in a “prison-style attack” on an Oakland train station platform; her 26-year-old sister was injured. Police have framed the attack…
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Top Fiat Chrysler Executive to Leave in Wake of CEO Change

July 24, 2018 |

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its European operations chief resigned, adding to the turmoil at the car maker after the sudden departure of its longtime chief executive.
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Shooting Victim Posed Doing What He Loved at Wake

July 10, 2018 |

After a young New Orleans man was killed, his grieving family chose to remember him doing what he loved: sitting in front of a TV with his beloved Boston Celtics on the screen. The body of 18-year-old Renard Matthews, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on June…
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TMZ

Janet Jackson Not Canceling Essence Fest Gig In Wake Of Father’s Death

July 5, 2018 |

Janet Jackson will make her headlining gig at Essence Festival despite the recent death of her father, Joe Jackson … TMZ has learned. There was fan concern that Janet would cancel her performance after Joe passed away last week. As we…

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In Wake of Allegations, Spotify Makes Big R. Kelly Move

May 10, 2018 |

As allegations against R. Kelly and calls to #MuteRKelly mount, Spotify made a big move starting Thursday: It will no longer promote the R&B singer’s music. That means that while Kelly’s music will still be available on Spotify, it will not appear on any of the playlists the streaming service…
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