Month: December 2019

Furious dad demands refund from hotel hosting swingers’ party during his family stay

TORONTO — A father of four is furious at a California hotel after staff failed to notify him of a large swingers’ party set to be held there during his family’s stay. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he booked a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Sacramento, Calif. for New …

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What is pancreatic cancer, diagnosed in John Lewis, Alex Trebek?

Colloquially known as the “silent killer,” pancreatic cancer could be one of the most deadly cancers with a 5-year-survival rate of less than 10 percent. Still, it is one of the least understood among the general public. Within the past year, civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis and “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek were both diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  …

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Woman (30s) sexually assaulted in Tallaght on Christmas Eve

A woman (30s) was sexually assaulted in Tallaght on Christmas Eve. The incident happened between 9pm and midnight on the N81, Tallaght Bypass near Jobstown. Gardaí in Tallaght are appealing for witnesses and in particular to motorists who were travelling in the area who may have camera footage (including dash cam) to come forward and …

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Suspect pleads not guilty after five stabbed at Hannukah party at rabbi’s home in New York

A 37-year-old man pleaded not guilty Sunday to attempted murder in a knife attack that wounded five people at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack an act of “domestic terrorism.” Brad Weidel, the police chief of Ramapo, which provides police and government services for Monsey, said a man …

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Death toll rises after Typhoon Phanfone hits Philippines

Typhoon Phanfone has killed at least 28 people in central Philippines on Christmas Day and left 12 missing, while thousands have been forced to flee their homes. The locally known as Typhoon Ursula ravaged three provinces, as it fist made landfall on Eastern Samar province on Tuesday and continued to sweep west across the Eastern Visayas region, …

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U.S. Navy confirms “harassed” of its aircraft carrier by Iranian vessels – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was “harassed” by multiple Iranian vessels during transit of Strait of Hormuz earlier this month. The publication War Zone confirmed Friday that the group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) small craft followed the U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group out of the …

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LGBTQ Rights Around The World Are In Danger, And The US Is Part Of The Problem

Roma Yandolin / Flickr Vision Daniil Grachev, an LGBTQ rights activist, is arrested by riot police during a pride event in St. Petersburg, 2013. My first job at BuzzFeed News in 2013 was something of an experiment: We wanted to cover LGBTQ rights worldwide as seriously as we cover wars or elections. Over the years …

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U.S. appeals court voids ‘shockingly low’ 17-year sentence in NY terrorism case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ordered the resentencing of a Staten Island, New York man for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State and kill an FBI agent, saying his 17-year prison term was “shockingly low.” The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Fareed Mumuni’s …

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