Last week marked the 20th anniversary of what was once known as the Monica Lewinsky scandal but is now, rightly, referred to as the Bill Clinton scandal – and my goodness, in today’s new post-Weinstein light, Lewinsky’s story looks almost unrecognisable.
Child abuse images, snorkel equipment and handwritten notes were among the items found in the hotel room of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, police have revealed. Following a three-month investigation, Las Vegas Police released a 81-age report on the mass shooting which killed 58 people and injured at least 500 more in October. Paddock opened fire on a crowd of approximately 22,000 at country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip from the balcony of his 32nd-floor hotel room before killing himself.
Hard rock band Bad Wolves have released their cover of The Cranberries' hit Zombie, in memory of frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan. O'Riordan, who was lead singer of Irish rock band, died suddenly on Monday. Zombie, released in 1994, was one of The Cranberries' best-known hits, and O'Riordan had been due to sing for a cover with Bad Wolves when she died.
US musician Tom Petty died last year from an accidental drug overdose, his family has revealed. The Free Fallin' singer, 66, suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in October just days after completing a 40th anniversary tour. In a statement on his official Facebook page, Petty's widow Dana and daughter Adria revealed the results of a coroner's report into his death.
Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened."
Mobile phone access was partially restored in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Friday after it was lost more than a week ago, the last major Ukrainian provider in the area said.
A Shiyan City police officer broke the fall of a girl who jumped 33 feet (seven meters) from a pipe in central China’s Hubei province on Monday, January 15. This bodycam footage shows the incident. The officer who caught the girl was named Lu Zhixue, and he can be heard in the video telling her to come down from the heating pipe. He rushes forward to catch the woman at about 2 minutes and 48 seconds into the footage, and can be heard saying that he cannot move his leg afterwards. According to a Weibo post by the Shiyan City Public Security Bureau Dongyue Branch, Lu fractured his leg in the accident. The jumping girl sustained only a minor foot injury. Xinhua reported that the girl had attempted to kill herself, and Lu had been determined to save her because he felt that she was about the same age as his own child. A Weibo post from January 20 stated that Lu had undergone successful surgery one day earlier, and was on his way to recovery. Credit: Shiyan City Public Security Bureau Dongyue Branch via Storyful
With the NBA trade deadline approaching, the Cleveland Cavaliers must decide whether to include the 2018 Brooklyn Nets draft pick in any trade packages. The decision is a tough one, as the pick could net them a superstar, but could also help them rebuild in the event LeBron James leaves after the season ends. The Cavs are reportedly unlikely to move the pick, but if star players become available before the trade deadline they would make the possibility more interesting.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch.
WI groups fear closure as almost a third of subscription fees are used to help fund charity's London HQ
Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.
Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford’s relative prominence makes the impact of their decision greater. Schools and employers must adopt the attitudes and policies that make child rearing easier and more natural.
The Bayeux tapestry should be displayed at the site of the battle of Hastings, according to English Heritage, which hopes to launch a rival bid to the British Museum’s plan to show off the medieval masterpiece in London. A temporary building at Battle Abbey could showcase the tapestry – which the French president this week offered to loan to the UK – near the spot where King Harold died. Rowena Willard-Wright, a senior curator at English Heritage, which owns Battle Abbey, said she thought the visitor experience would be much better outside London.
Packs of McVitie’s Digestive are to shrink as the manufacturer copes with rising costs partly caused by post-Brexit referendum fall in the pound’s value.
The family members of Japanese abduction victims want to take North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to court for what they say are human rights abuses. The relatives are heading to The Hague next week to ask the International Criminal Court to launch a case against the North Korean leader for failing to provide information on the whereabouts of their loved ones. The relatives say Kim Jong Un knows that a number of their family members are alive and that “their freedom is severely restricted,” according to Kyodo News.
A New Hampshire prep school has settled a lawsuit accusing it of failing to protect a girl who was sexually assaulted by a fellow student as part of a conquest ritual. Chessy Prout was a 15-year-old freshman at St. Paul's School in Concord when she accused senior Owen Labrie (luh-BREE') of sexually assaulting her in 2014. Prout says she hopes the settlement motivates the school to create a culture where student well-being comes first.
Football agent Peter Morrison, 37, arrives at Liverpool crown court with an unidentified woman. A football agent who sent a string of text messages before losing control of his car and killing a highways worker has been jailed for seven years. Peter Morrison, 37, was driving his Mercedes ML350 4x4 on the M6 near Tebay in Cumbria, on 21 February 2016, when he hit and killed Adam Gibb, 51, and left his colleague, Paul Holroyd, now 53, paralysed from the chest down.
A federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit by a New York vegetarian who accused Buffalo Wild Wings Inc of failing to disclose that it cooked french fries and other "non-meat" items in beef fat. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the plaintiff Alexa Borenkoff did not show how the chain's use of beef tallow affected the "economic value" of the fries and mozzarella sticks she bought at two restaurants. Francis Riley, a lawyer representing Buffalo Wild Wings, said he was "very satisfied" with the decision.