CHP: Deadly SUV cliff crash may have been intentional

An SUV carrying a large, free-spirited family from Washington state accelerated straight off a scenic California cliff and authorities said Sunday night the deadly wreck may have been intentional.

  • Theresa May should have resigned long ago. We deserve better than this
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    Theresa May should have resigned long ago. We deserve better than this

    The catastrophic handling of Brexit highlights to what extent our political process is now mired in the mud. Theresa May has suffered no fewer than 27 Commons defeats, 10 of them in connection with Brexit. For example, having split his party over the Corn Laws in 1846, Sir Robert Peel resigned as prime minister after the defeat of his Irish Coercion Bill.

  • Something smashed into the blood moon during the lunar eclipse, astronomers say
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    Something smashed into the blood moon during the lunar eclipse, astronomers say

    Something appears to have smashed into the moon right as the world watched the lunar eclipse. Reports from around the world show a small flash on the moon's surface. The first person to have publicly mentioned seeing the flash was a Reddit user who said they "saw a bright flash on the moon" as they were looking up during the lunar eclipse, and had run inside and checked on a feed from Morocco that included the same flash.

  • Deaths of Saudi sisters found bound together in New York's Hudson River ruled to be suicide
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    Deaths of Saudi sisters found bound together in New York's Hudson River ruled to be suicide

    A pair of Saudi Arabian sisters whose bodies washed up together on a New York waterfront deliberately took their own lives, the city’s chief medical examiner has concluded. Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 23, “bound themselves together before descending into the Hudson River,” Barbara Simpson said in a brief statement. The siblings’ bodies were spotted in Manhattan on 24 October last year, two months after they were last seen at their home in Fairfax, Virginia.

  • Countdown to Brexit: 65 days until Britain leaves the EU
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    Countdown to Brexit: 65 days until Britain leaves the EU

    Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29. Here, we take a look at the latest figures behind Brexit.

  • MAGA hat teenager: Kentucky town reels from death threats and protests over stand-off with Native American man
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    MAGA hat teenager: Kentucky town reels from death threats and protests over stand-off with Native American man

    Residents of this affluent northern Kentucky town emerged from a turbulent holiday weekend with a question: How did a viral video showing local students interacting with a drumbeating Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial suck their community into the fractious national debates about politics and race? President Donald Trump was tweeting about them. Everyone forgets that," said Park Hills Mayor Kathy Zembrodt, who expressed anger about the initial portrayal of the students as aggressors in the Lincoln Memorial encounter.

  • Snow in London: Capital blanketed after cold snap takes hold as Londoners share their best pictures
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    Snow in London: Capital blanketed after cold snap takes hold as Londoners share their best pictures

    Londoners have been sharing their best wintry weather pictures after parts of the capital experienced flurries of snow as a cold snap took hold across the country. Excited Londoners shared pictures and video as snow began to fall across the capital, with snowflakes being reported first in Ruislip in the early afternoon before hitting the rest of London. Londoners joked that the capital was likely to grind to a halt after the snow appeared.

  • The Londoner: Rachel Riley ups the ante over anti-Semitism
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    The Londoner: Rachel Riley ups the ante over anti-Semitism

    Countdown’s Rachel Riley spent Christmas Day watching six hours of documentaries about anti-Semitism as she continues her fight against what she says is a “national scandal”. Riley, who calls herself a “non-religious Jew”, became a committed anti-Semitism campaigner in March last year and is angry about what she sees as a particular issue with the Labour Party.

  • Hear the 5 loudest Porsche models ever made
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    Hear the 5 loudest Porsche models ever made

    Turn up the earbuds and enjoy the amazing sounds from these Porsches.

  • PM pushed to abandon Brexit red lines after lashing out at Jeremy Corbyn
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    PM pushed to abandon Brexit red lines after lashing out at Jeremy Corbyn

    Theresa May attacked the Labour leader over his refusal to discuss Brexit with her.

  • Has Caroline Flack removed her Andrew Brady tattoo?
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    Has Caroline Flack removed her Andrew Brady tattoo?

    Caroline Flack proved she clearly had more than one “tattoo of regret” after appearing to have removed the inking of ex Andrew Brady’s initials from her arm. Flack posted about a regretful unicorn tattoo on Instagram while holidaying in Thailand last week, but at the National Television Awards her ‘AB’ seemed to have disappeared leaving two previous love heart inkings. Flack debuted her ‘AB’ tattoo at the Cosmopolitan Influencer awards in April, months before the pair called time on their turbulent engagement.

  • UK says trade partners underestimate no-deal Brexit risk
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    UK says trade partners underestimate no-deal Brexit risk

    Britain won't have some free-trade deals with other countries in place by March if it leaves the European Union with no deal because current trade partners are underestimating the chance of a no-deal Brexit, Trade Secretary Liam Fox said on Wednesday. Britain is seeking to replicate trade agreements with non-EU countries for when it leaves the EU. "It may not be possible to get all of (the trade deals completed) because some countries don't yet believe that no deal is a possibility," Fox said in an interview with the BBC in Davos.

  • Danny Dyer turns in an emotional, sweary acceptance speech at the NTAs
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    Danny Dyer turns in an emotional, sweary acceptance speech at the NTAs

    Obviously Danny Dyer - when faced with the kind of emotion that accompanies winning an award for your craft - wasn't going to be able to keep things clean.

  • Gemma Collins skips NTAs after-party for a curry as she vows to focus on Dancing on Ice
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    Gemma Collins skips NTAs after-party for a curry as she vows to focus on Dancing on Ice

    Gemma Collins eschewed the glitz and glamour of the National Television Awards after-party to enjoy a late night curry with boyfriend James Argent, as she vowed to focus on her Dancing on Ice preparation. The TOWIE star documented her post-NTAs outing on her Instagram account, sharing video clips from the couple’s low-key dinner at Tayyabs in Whitechapel. Collins went on to confirm that she had decided to skip the star-studded after-party to ensure that she would be on top form for her skating rehearsals tomorrow morning.

  • How did Uranus end up on its side? We've been finding out
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    How did Uranus end up on its side? We've been finding out

    A body at least twice as massive as the Earth smashing into Uranus could have made it lopsided, shows research.

  • Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington reveals he kept Jon Snow statue: 'That's how narcissistic I am'
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    Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington reveals he kept Jon Snow statue: 'That's how narcissistic I am'

    Kit Harington’s Game of Thrones days will soon be behind him – but the actor has made sure to keep a souvenir to remember his character Jon Snow. In a season eight teaser released earlier this month, Snow and other characters can be seen walking into a crypt filled with statues of themselves. Harington was so taken with Snow’s statue he decided to keep it – and he now has plans to turn it into something even grander.

  • Brain tumour patients to receive immunotherapy for first time on the NHS
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    Brain tumour patients to receive immunotherapy for first time on the NHS

    Patients with the same deadly brain tumour suffered by Tessa Jowell are starting to receive immunotherapy on the NHS for the first time. A landmark trial has opened at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Bloomsbury for people with glioblastoma. Baroness Jowell, the former Olympics minister, had surgery there and campaigned for greater access to innovative therapies prior to her death last May.

  • New Porsche 911 detects wet roads, helps you stay stable
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    New Porsche 911 detects wet roads, helps you stay stable

    German engineering at its finest.

  • Braving dangerous waters, Iranians seek a better life in Britain
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    Braving dangerous waters, Iranians seek a better life in Britain

    The traffickers told Fardin Gholami that a fishing boat would take him from France to England at midnight, but when he and five other Iranian asylum seekers got to the beach, all they found was an inflatable dinghy with nobody to sail it. Gholami had paid 16,000 euros to human traffickers to take him from Kamyaran, in western Iran, to Britain. "They showed us a red light on the horizon and said we should sail towards that," said Gholami, 31, one of hundreds of Iranians who have risked their lives to cross the English Channel.

  • More than 140 rescued refugees taken to Libya despite violence and human rights abuses
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    More than 140 rescued refugees taken to Libya despite violence and human rights abuses

    United Nations aid organisations have criticised European countries for closing their ports to migrant vessels after more than 140 people rescued in the Mediterranean were taken to a detention centre in Libya. An estimated 144 refugees and migrants, including four children and four pregnant women, were taken to a detention centre in Misrata, northwestern Libya, on Sunday after they were rescued by cargo ship Lady Sham, according to the UN's refugee agency. Wracked with violence and widespread human rights violations, Libya is a dangerous destination for refugees and migrants, UNHCR spokesman Charlie Yaxley said.

  • Lambeth Shooting: Teenager In Potentially Life-Threatening Position After Being Shot In 'Reckless' Act
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    Lambeth Shooting: Teenager In Potentially Life-Threatening Position After Being Shot In 'Reckless' Act

    A 15-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in a "potentially life-

  • Hasan Patel's place at Eton will help break the vicious circle of privilege
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    Hasan Patel's place at Eton will help break the vicious circle of privilege

    When I picture an Etonian, a distinct image comes to mind. The 16-year-old’s background is seriously unconventional for a prospective Etonian. Ever since Patel, a self-confessed “Corbynista”, revealed that he had accepted a £76,000 scholarship to Eton, he’s been subjected to a string of abuse online.

  • Emiliano Sala: Search for Premier League star's plane resumes
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    Emiliano Sala: Search for Premier League star's plane resumes

    Rescue workers have resumed their search for a plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala - with police warning that the chances of passenger survival were "slim" if the aircraft landed on water. The search was suspended until sunrise on Tuesday morning - and while police confirmed they had found "floating objects", officers said there was "no sign of those on board". In a statement, Guernsey Police said: "During the course of the 15-hour search, which used multiple air and sea assets from the Channel Islands, UK and France, a number of floating objects have been seen in the water.

  • Sniffer dog has £25,000 bounty on its head after finding £6 million of illegal tobacco
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    Sniffer dog has £25,000 bounty on its head after finding £6 million of illegal tobacco

    A sniffer dog has had a £25,000 price put on its head by gangsters after finding millions of pounds worth of counterfeit goods. Scamp, the springer spaniel has sniffed out £6 million worth of illegal tobacco and £60,000 in cash during his five year career.

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    Massive increase in web pages of child abuse being identified and removed from the internet

    More than 100,000 web pages of children being abused were removed from the internet last year - a third more than in 2017. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which says its vision is to "eliminate child sexual abuse imagery online", looks into reports made by members of the public who have stumbled across images they think might be illegal. Of the material taken down last year as a result of the IWF's work, 1,300 pages showed abuse of infants or babies and more than 40,000 depicted abuse or sexual torture of children under 10.