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Unspeakable grief: 5 members of 1 family killed in Sri Lanka
Unspeakable grief: 5 members of 1 family killed in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The dark wooden coffins, sitting side by side, attested to one family's unspeakable grief.

Luckin Coffee, Starbucks rival in China, files for US IPO
Luckin Coffee, Starbucks rival in China, files for US IPO

China's homegrown coffee chain Luckin Coffee has filed to list publicly in the US as the loss-making company battles to dethrone Starbucks in its home market. Luckin estimated its offering size at $100 million in its Monday filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission but noted the figure was only set to calculate registration fees.

OnePlus announces the date it will announce the OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus announces the date it will announce the OnePlus 7 Pro

Are you an Android fan who has been anxiously awaiting the unveiling of OnePlus' next-generation OnePlus 7 Pro flagship phone? Have you been dying to know when it will finally be released? Well, we have good news and bad news for you on Tuesday morning. The good news is that OnePlus is making its first big announcement pertaining to the upcoming new OnePlus 7 Pro. The bad news is that OnePlus isn't actually announcing anything. Instead, the company has just announced when it plans to announce something. Confused yet?Here's the deal: OnePlus on Tuesday announced that it will host multiple events around the world to unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone. Unlike most smartphone...

Police Say Mother of Missing Illinois Boy Continues to be `Uncooperative`
Police Say Mother of Missing Illinois Boy Continues to be `Uncooperative`

The search continues for Andrew "AJ" Freund, a 5-year-old boy reported missing last week, as Crystal Lake police say say there are no updates, arrests, or new developments in the case on Monday.

'I'm Sure People Have All Kinds of Labels on Me.' Melinda Gates Reveals Why She Decided to Be Vulnerable in Her New Book
'I'm Sure People Have All Kinds of Labels on Me.' Melinda Gates Reveals Why She Decided to Be Vulnerable in Her New Book

The philanthropist on the hardest story she chose to share, how she thinks about wealth and more

Land Rover's Unsung Heroes Hit Big Anniversaries For 2019!
Land Rover's Unsung Heroes Hit Big Anniversaries For 2019!

Four anniversaries sure to resonate with Land Rover enthusiasts the world over will be celebrated at the upcoming 2019 Land Rover Legends show.  The event is due to take place over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May at Bicester Heritage, a former WWII RAF station in Oxfordshire UK, which has hosted numerous historic motoring events in recent years. Is The Land Rover Freelander A Modern Classic?

Macron popularity still weak after Notre-Dame fire: poll
Macron popularity still weak after Notre-Dame fire: poll

The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron remains stuck at under 30 percent as he battles a series of political troubles, with no major change reported after the Notre-Dame fire, a poll said Sunday. The poll, carried out up until April 20, was published at the end of a dramatic week for Macron which saw him address the nation over the damage to the Notre-Dame cathedral in Monday's devastating fire. With tax cuts and other major reforms expected to be announced, Macron is to hold the first ever formal press conference of his presidency on Thursday.

Israeli F-16 Jets Blew Up a Syrian Missile Factory (And Russia
Israeli F-16 Jets Blew Up a Syrian Missile Factory (And Russia's Air Defense Missiles Didn't Strike)

At 2:30 in the morning on April 13, 2019, around a dozen missiles tore over the night sky of Hama province, Syria, launched by Israeli F-16 jets flying over Lebanon.In response, short-range Syrian air missiles arced into the night sky trailing plumes of fire from their rocket motors. One or two can be seen exploding mid-air, possibly having have hit their target.However, as has happened in over 200 other Israeli air strikes on targets in Syria, the defensive fire proved inadequate. The weapons struck three Syrian targets.The first was a training base called the "Academy." A second site was reportedly a storage facility for surface-to-surface missile launchers located near the Masyaf...

Rep. Waltz on Mueller report: Putin is the winner in all of this
Rep. Waltz on Mueller report: Putin is the winner in all of this

Our electoral system is under attack and America needs to go on offense, Republican Rep. Michael Waltz says.

Give Notre Dame a Modern Roof the Alt-Right Will Hate
Give Notre Dame a Modern Roof the Alt-Right Will Hate

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos from GettyWhen the most famous Gothic cathedral in the world burned this week-smoke and flames billowing out from the spire-I took to Twitter to join the chorus of voices who expressed their heartfelt loss. As a historian, I am all too aware of how vulnerable the remains of the Middle Ages are, and a seemingly eternal building such as Notre Dame is no exception.Once the fire was under control, and eventually extinguished, the extent of the damage became clear. The outer roof was destroyed, and the spire had collapsed, crushing the inner medieval mason vault as it fell. But apart from where the spire came crashing through, the...

Tawdriness Is Not a High Crime
Tawdriness Is Not a High Crime

Impeachment? Nah. Not gonna happen. What possible basis for impeachment could there be?"Well, you see, the president ordered Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller.""Did McGahn actually fire Mueller?""Well, no . . .""Did anyone else fire Mueller?""Well, no . . .""So you're charging him with what, exactly?""Thinking about firing Mueller!"One of the most hilarious aspects of President Trump's personality is that Mr. "You're Fired" hates to actually tell people, "You're fired." He can't do it. Maybe he's a big ol' softie underneath it all. Maybe he just can't bear to bring the hammer down on someone who's sitting across the desk from him. He always has to find an intermediary, and though...

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There's a big sale on Instant Pot's best-selling model - but now the upgraded version is $30 off, too

The Instant Pot DUO60 is the company's best-selling multi-use cooker, and it has been for as long as we can remember. Now is a pretty good time to buy one, too, because it's on sale on Amazon with a $20 discount. But before you run over and pick one up, there's another deal on Amazon that you should definitely check out. The Instant Pot DUO Plus 60 6-Qt 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is the upgraded version of the DUO60, with even more features and two extra cooking modes. It's also on sale today at a $30 discount, so definitely grab one before this deal is done.Here are the bullet points from the product page: * Duo plus is the latest evolution in the 1 selling...

Man Charged With Trying to Set St. Patrick
Man Charged With Trying to Set St. Patrick's on Fire Was Arrested at Newark Cathedral Days Earlier

TIMOTHY A. CLARYDays before a 37-year-old philosophy professor allegedly tried to set fire to the iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral in the heart of Manhattan, he was arrested for refusing to leave a church in New Jersey-setting off a bizarre 48 hours for a man who previously had little interaction with law enforcement.According to an arrest report of the incident at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart obtained by The Daily Beast, Marc Lamparello was charged Monday night after he refused orders from an Essex County Deputy Sheriff to leave the Newark church.The cathedral was closing and Lamparello, who was seated in a pew according to the report, allegedly told a sheriff who asked him to...

Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third day
Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third day

Ugandan security forces scoured dense bush on Thursday in the hunt for a US tourist and her safari guide who were kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. "The operation to rescue the tourist is still ongoing," Uganda's tourism minister, Godfrey Kiwanda, told AFP on Thursday morning. Four kidnappers stopped a group of tourists at gunpoint around dusk on Tuesday as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth National Park on safari to see wild animals.

Chicago police call for state
Chicago police call for state's attorney to resign in Smollett controversy

About 300 people, including off-duty Chicago police officers, gathered at the building where Foxx's office is located in downtown Chicago, wearing "Foxx Must Go!" buttons and carrying signs reading "Resign now" and "Who let the Foxx in the henhouse." Smollett, who is black and gay, ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of President Donald Trump struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him while yelling racist and homophobic slurs on a Chicago street. The 36-year-old actor, best known for his role on the Twentieth Century Fox Television hip-hop drama "Empire," was charged in February with staging the incident...

SNL hilariously mocks the bizarre Jussie Smollett saga in new sketch
SNL hilariously mocks the bizarre Jussie Smollett saga in new sketch

The second sketch on Saturday Night Live this weekend pulled no punches and brilliantly tackled the downright bizarre saga of Jussie Smollett. Smollett, if you recall, is the Empire star who, by all accounts, staged his own mugging as part of an ill-conceived effort to make a name for himself and generate some buzz. As the police investigation into the mugging went along, it was soon revealed that Smollett paid his "muggers" a generous sum of money for their services.The SNL sketch itself begins in a boardroom of writers and network executives waiting for Smollett to arrive. Eventually, Smollett -- brilliantly portrayed by Chris Redd -- enters the fray and says he was late...

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