Walmart is bringing back trendy fashion brand Scoop in bid to juice its fashion business
Monday, 16 September 2019 23:10
Walmart said Monday it's relaunching the once-beloved trendy New York fashion brand, Scoop NYC, on its website nationwide and in select stores.
Newfoundland’s Alan Doyle crashes couple’s wedding to play them a song
Monday, 16 September 2019 23:09
For 580 days, Dana McKinlay and Stewart Dowd would tweet to the rockstar, asking that he play a song on their big night
Newcastle United U23s 3-2 Norwich City U23s: Steve Bruce watches from the stands as Rosaire Longelo's wonder goal has fans on their feet
Monday, 16 September 2019 23:07
The young Magpies recorded a 3-2 win in Premier League 2
Marinka, Ukraine: A town where fish swim in the tap water, and women are losing their uteruses
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:52
Marink was once renowned in the region for its milk plant. Not anymore, because it is at the front lines of a five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine
Colby Cosh: Hong Kong’s still king in economic freedom rankings … for now
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:44
If China chose to crack down on Hong Kong (although it won't), Hong Kong's landscape of 'economic freedom' would likely resemble that of mainland China — ranked 113th
Trump says he's in no rush to respond to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:38
President Donald Trump said Monday he's in no rush to respond to a coordinated attack that hit Saudi Arabia's oil industry over the weekend.
Giant Eagle asks customers to not openly carry firearms
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:34
CLEVELAND– Giant Eagle joins a growing list of retailers asking customers to not openly carry firearms inside stores. The grocery store chain released a statement, saying it recently decided to update its policy. “We hold the safety of all Giant Eagle Team Members and customers in the highest regard, and are committed to creating a safe and comfortable working and shopping experience. We respect the rights of each individual who chooses to shop with us, and also recognize the heightened […]
Guards survive after armed men bomb cash-in-transit vehicle in KZN
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:31
The vehicle was travelling on the N2 highway when it was stopped by an unidentified number of gunmen.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke with Saudi, Iraqi leaders about attack on Saudi oil supply
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:27
"The United States military, with our interagency team, is working with our partners to address this unprecedented attack," Esper tweeted.
Trump says US response to oil attack depends on Saudi Arabia's assessment
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:26

Trump leaves it to Saudi government to confirm Iranian involvement in apparent bid to make monarchy take responsibility for any reprisal action

Donald Trump has said the US response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities will depend on the assessment in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and downplayed US dependence on Middle East energy supplies.

Unnamed US officials were quoted in US media outlets as saying Iranian cruise missiles were used in Saturday’s attack on an oil field and processing plant. Estimates of the number of missiles used ranged from “nearly a dozen” to “over two dozen”.

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Missing TUT student traumatised after being found ‘drugged’ two days later – family
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:22
The search for his daughter was traumatic for the family, says the victim's father, who describes the process as 'hell'.
Expectations suddenly are rising that the Fed might not cut interest rates this week
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:13
Traders in the fed funds futures market on Monday were pricing in a 34% chance that the Fed will stay put on rates.
California to spend $20M on vaping awareness
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:11
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is directing the state to spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis.
Police: Man Charged After Attack Following Domestic Affair Dispute
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:07
SCRANTON, Pa. — A man is facing attempted homicide and other charges in Lackawanna County. Police say Eric Piccotti went to Michael Ducas’ home in Scranton earlier this month, climbed through a window, pointed a gun at him and then beat him because he claimed Ducas was having an affair with his wife. John Dougherty allegedly helped Piccotti get into the home. He’s charged with trespass and burglary. Piccotti and Dougherty were both charged after the altercation in Lackawanna County. […]
What we know about GM's all-electric pickup truck that could save Detroit plant from closing
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:04
While the UAW has rejected the offer and sent roughly 48,000 of its workers out on strike, the EV truck is widely expected to remain part of an eventual settlement.
'75% of the audience get it!' How Count Arthur Strong conquered comedy
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:00

As the dyspeptic old-school entertainer embarks on a tour, his creator Steve Delaney reflects on dedicating his life to one character

Comedy has its careerists: thrusting tyros zeroing in on the fame, the TV gigs, the movie roles. But there are other, more circuitous routes to the top. The fictional Count Arthur Strong certainly took one, via the dog days of vaudeville and bit parts in Hammer horrors. His creator Steve Delaney took one too, meandering from drama school to a carpentry career to the slow gestation of his alter ego, away from the circuit’s bright lights.

The Count is a star now; his sitcom – co-written with Graham Linehan – ran for three series to 2017. But he was once an oddity on the Edinburgh fringe, where I started watching him at the turn of the century – an experience never to be forgotten, for various reasons. Yes, this blithering, dyspeptic old-school entertainer was a creation of near-genius, and Delaney’s blood vessel-busting performance a spectacle to behold. But – wow! – those early shows could be gruelling. The joke was in Arthur’s frustration and confusion, as his own waning powers (of memory, movement, syntax) thwarted this or that overreaching set piece. Often, Delaney took that joke to painful, patience-fraying extremes.

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Economists calculate monetary value of 'thoughts and prayers'
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:00

US study finds Christians are willing to pay for prayers – but atheists will pay to avoid them

All things have a price – and if not, economists will find one. Researchers have calculated the going rate for thoughts and prayers offered in hard times.

Rather than settling on one price for all, the study found the value of a compassionate gesture depended overwhelmingly on a person’s beliefs. While Christian participants were willing to part with money to receive thoughts and prayers from others, the idea made nonbelievers baulk. Instead of shelling out to receive the gestures, on average they were willing to pay to avoid them.

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Christian Atsu's apology, Martin Dubravka's message to the fans and St James' Park makeover: NUFC evening update
Monday, 16 September 2019 22:00
Newcastle United update for September 16 with updates on Christian Atsu, Martin Dubravka, Jetro Willems, and St James' Park
Eight years of Trump's tax returns subpoenaed by Manhattan DA
Monday, 16 September 2019 21:50
The subpoeana from Manhattan District Attorney's Cyrus Vance Jr.'s , for President Donald Trump's tax returns, was issued last month to Trump's accounting firm, Mazars.

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