• Robert Mueller files 32 new fraud charges against ex-Trump aides
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    Robert Mueller files 32 new fraud charges against ex-Trump aides

    The new charges come on top of the original 12-count indictment in October, which focused on money laundering and failure to register as a foreign agent. More than 30 new charges, involving millions of dollars of bank and tax fraud, were filed on Thursday against Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his business partner. The 32 new charges were filed by Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and a Russian intelligence operation to skew the 2016 presidential election.

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    Florida lawyer sentenced to more than two years for insider trading scheme

    A Florida lawyer was sentenced to two years and three months in prison on Thursday for engaging in insider trading based on information that he improperly obtained from his law firm's databases and also passed on to a friend. Walter "Chet" Little, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan. A friend accused of receiving tips from him, Andrew Berke, was also charged.

  • Los Angeles fire: 100 fire-fighters tackle huge blaze at apartment building in Pico Rivera
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    Los Angeles fire: 100 fire-fighters tackle huge blaze at apartment building in Pico Rivera

    One person was injured after a massive fire broke out at an apartment complex near Los Angeles. Firefighters were forced to exit the building and go into “defensive mode” to battle the flames, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department was assisting in efforts to aid people affected by the fire, directing evacuees to shelter.

  • Snap boss Spiegel took home $638m in flotation year
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    Snap boss Spiegel took home $638m in flotation year

    Wall Street has been left wide-eyed amid revelations the co-founder and chief executive of Snap was awarded $638m (£458m) in 2017. The vast sum, experts say, amounts to the third-largest payment ever netted by an executive in a single year - one that saw the company behind the photo and video-sharing app Snapchat float on the US stock market. A regulatory filing showed Evan Spiegel was handed stock-based awards worth $636.6m.

  • Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'
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    Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed on Thursday that he went into hospital in the United States for medical checks, saying in a television interview that the results were "positive."

  • Rescuers Search for Landslide Survivors in Brebes, Indonesia
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    Rescuers Search for Landslide Survivors in Brebes, Indonesia

    At least five people were killed in a landslide that swept through Pasir Panjang village in Brebes Regency, Java, on Thursday, February 22. Indonesia’s Detik news website reported 21 people were injured when the landslide hit farmers working in terraced fields on a steep hillside. Credit: Dompet Dhuafa via Storyful

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    Social interaction, staff training reduce agitation in dementia patients

    “Agitation is a syndrome defined by a cluster of things including verbal and physical aggression, restlessness as well as shouting associated with distress and anxiety,” said lead author Clive Ballard. In the UK, about one third of people with dementia live in nursing homes, and in the U.S., close to two thirds of people in nursing homes who are covered by Medicare have dementia, Ballard’s team writes in PLoS Medicine.

  • Gogglebox's Chris is leaving the show
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    Digital Spy

    Gogglebox's Chris is leaving the show

    The hairdresser won't be appearing in the new series.

  • World's last remaining wild horses aren't really wild after all
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    World's last remaining wild horses aren't really wild after all

    It may come as a disappointment to equine enthusiasts, but a new genetic study has found that no truly wild horses still exist and that a population inhabiting Mongolian grasslands actually is a feral descendant of the earliest-known domesticated horses. Przewalski's horse, now numbering roughly 2,000 in Mongolia, was long thought to be the last wild horse -- meaning no history of domestication -- unlike other free-roaming horses like the mustangs of the western United States that descended from steeds brought to North America centuries ago by Spaniards. The research showed that the Botai culture offers the earliest-known evidence for horse domestication, but that their horses were not the ancestors of modern domesticated breeds.

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    Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

    What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. The 10 green bins dubbed "amnesty boxes" prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on passengers during security screenings.

  • Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'
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    Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

    Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency was first revealed via an email shared with the Intercept, confirmed by the Guardian Thursday.

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    Not lovin' it: School's beef with 'meet me at McDonald's' haircut

    A school has banned a hairstyle known as the "meet me at McDonald's"- and says anyone sporting the do will be sent home or put in isolation.

  • Eccleston says Whittaker will be "the best Doctor"
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    Eccleston says Whittaker will be "the best Doctor"

    After "too many skinny white men".

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    Mexican oil shake-up likely if frontrunner wins presidency, says adviser

    Mexico's presidential frontrunner is not opposed to foreign investment in the country's oil, his top energy adviser said, but his government would make dramatic changes to energy strategy, including a new focus on refining rather than crude exports. In perhaps the most significant change envisioned by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the favorite to win the July 1 election, Mexico would seek to end decades of exporting crude in three years, a lawmaker who Lopez Obrador has tapped to be his future energy minister said in an interview.

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    Policeman dies in Bilbao after clashes with Spartak fans

    A policeman died on Thursday in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao after clashes with Spartak Moscow ultra fans ahead of a Europa League soccer game against Athletic Bilbao. The police officer died in hospital, where he had been taken following a heart attack when the regional Basque Country police force Ertzaintza was trying to stop street battles between supporters of the two teams, the police said. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy offered his condolences and condemned the violence on his official Twitter account.

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    California state senator resigns after sexual misconduct accusations

    A California state senator accused of engaging in "unwelcome flirtation and sexually suggestive behavior" with several women, including subordinates, resigned on Thursday as colleagues were due to vote on whether he should be expelled. Tony Mendoza, a Los Angeles-area lawmaker, became the third member of the California legislature, all Democrats, to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement took root last fall, toppling powerful men in politics, the media and other realms of American life.

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    No. 14 Arizona's Trier suspended for trace amount of PED

    The NCAA has declared No. 14 Arizona's Allonzo Trier ineligible for the reappearance of the banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season.

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    Steve Jobs' pre-Apple job application could fetch $50,000 at auction

    A job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple founder's aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction next month. With an estimated value of about $50,000, the one-page application from 1973, complete with spelling and punctuation errors, lists his name as "Steven jobs" and address as "reed college," the Oregon college he attended briefly, Boston auction house RR Auction said on Thursday. Under a section titled "Special Abilities," Jobs wrote "tech or design engineer.

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    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis hairdresser that began in March 2015. Gardner declined comment beyond a brief news release, but spokeswoman Susan Ryan confirmed the indictment stemmed from a photo Greitens allegedly took of the woman.

  • Bombs bring terrifying new routine to Syria's Ghouta
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    Bombs bring terrifying new routine to Syria's Ghouta

    For residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta, five days of intense bombardment have imposed a new routine of terror in a district already tormented by years of siege. Syria's civil war has long dictated the rhythms of daily life in eastern Ghouta, the largest area held by rebels near the capital Damascus, separating it from the outside world and limiting its access to fuel, electricity, food and medicines. Since Sunday, heavy shelling, rocket fire and air strikes have also pounded the enclave, a bombardment that Syria's government says is necessary to stop mortar attacks on Damascus.

  • Celebs Go Dating fans are fuming at Gemma Collins
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    Celebs Go Dating fans are fuming at Gemma Collins

    That's what she gets for standing up her date.

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    Ferrari death driver: 'I wasn't showing off' when boy was killed

    A man who flipped a £1.2m Ferrari in an incident that killed a 13-year-old boy has insisted he was not showing off and suggested it may have been caused by a jammed accelerator pedal. Alexander Worth died after being thrown from the car during a ride with Matthew Cobden on a farm access road on 22 August 2016. Cobden, 39, offered the teenager a go in the Ferrari F50 after the partner of the boy's mother asked for a photo when they visited his car storage business.

  • Britons work so much for free overtime they only start getting paid this year's salary from today, analysis shows
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    The Telegraph

    Britons work so much for free overtime they only start getting paid this year's salary from today, analysis shows

    Britons work so much for free overtime they only start getting paid this year's salary from today, analysis shows

  • Kylie Jenner Seemingly Cost Snapchat $1.3 Billion with a Single Tweet: Report
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    Newsweek

    Kylie Jenner Seemingly Cost Snapchat $1.3 Billion with a Single Tweet: Report

    A social media endorsement from Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner could earn a company serious cash, but criticism from the beauty maven could result in a loss of even more. The app’s redesign was detested by most of its users—and Jenner was apparently unimpressed, too. “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore?

  • University strikes: Academics warn pension reforms could push 'large numbers of people into poverty'
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    University strikes: Academics warn pension reforms could push 'large numbers of people into poverty'

    Lecturers and students dance along to steel drums on the steps outside the university building. The dispute centres on proposals put forward by Universities UK (UUK) for changes to the universities superannuation scheme (USS). The University College Union (UCU) has argued that the current proposals would leave a typical lecturer almost £10,000 a year worse off during retirement.

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