• Boy, 13, Pleads Guilty to Killing Teen Girl Because He Falsely Thought She Was Pregnant

    Boy, 13, Killed Girl Because He Mistakenly Thought She Was Pregnant

    People
  • Trump impeachment: Republicans didn't like the message – so they turned their fire on the messenger

    By the time Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman left the House Ways and Means Committee hearing room on Tuesday, it was clear that Republicans were not pleased with what the 44-year-old combat veteran had to say when he testified during the first of two sessions on Tuesday, the third day of impeachment hearings before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.They didn't like that Lt Col Vindman, a Ukraine expert detailed to the National Security Council, had worn his Army dress uniform when he raised his right hand to swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and they certainly weren't pleased with how he then proceeded to speak calmly and authoritatively about the concerns he had with what President Donald Trump said during his so-called "perfect" phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine.

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  • Impeachment Hearings: Vindman Shuts Down GOP Rep. Jim Jordan’s Attack on Him

    National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman brought his receipts to Tuesday’s impeachment hearings when Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) attempted to question Vindman’s judgment, reading aloud a recent employment evaluation describing him as “brilliant.”Referencing the previous testimony of NSC official Tim Morrison, Jordan noted that Morrison claimed he and others raised concerns about Vindman’s judgment and believed he may have leaked info to the press.“Your former boss, Dr. [Fiona] Hill, had concerns about your judgment,” Jordan added. “Your colleagues had concerns about your judgment and your colleagues felt that there were times when you leaked information. Any idea why they have those impressions, Colonel Vindman?”Vindman, meanwhile, pulled out the last performance evaluation that Hill had given him, dated this past July.“Alex is a top 1% military officer and the best Army officer I have worked with in my 15 years of government service,” Vindman read from the document. “‘He is brilliant, unflappable, and exercises excellent judgment’—I’m sorry—‘Was exemplary during numerous visits,’ so forth and so on. I think you get the idea.”As for Morrison’s remarks, Vindman stated that they had only recently started working together and that Morrison hadn’t been there very long and it could have been a clash of cultures. Jordan, seemingly a bit shaken, quickly moved on to asking Vindman if he ever leaked information, something the veteran denied.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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  • Carmelo Anthony fades after strong start in Trail Blazers debut

    Carmelo Anthony's Portland debut can adequately be described as rusty.

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  • Emilia Clarke Said She's Been Pressured To Do Nude Scenes To Not 'Disappoint' Fans

    The actor credits her former “Game of Thrones” co-star, Jason Momoa, for helping her learn how to set boundaries on set.

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  • South Park Latest Episode Receives Backlash for Portrayal of Transgender Athlete

    South Park's latest episode which features a transgendered athlete has led to accusations of transphobia.

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  • 'Idiots': No Sympathy From Bystander as Waves Topple Tourists on Iceland Beach

    When tour guide Thorolfur Sævar Sæmundsson brings a group to Iceland’s iconic Reynisfjara Beach, he warns them not to go down to the shoreline.His reason? The beach is well known for having a dangerous undertow and so-called “sneaker waves,” which can catch people by surprise. Several tourists have died there over the past decade or so, Iceland Monitor reported.On November 11, a dramatic illustration of the dangers of the waves at the beach was observed, from a safe distance, by Sæmundsson, who recorded video of tourists floundering after being caught out.Emergency services were called to the scene to assess a tourist who was knocked over and injured, the Icelandic news site Visir said.While the beach is safe “95% of the time,” Sæmundsson told Storyful, “sometimes we have high waves. People need to be careful.” Credit: Thorolfur Saevar Saemundsson via Storyful

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  • Police body camera captures heart-stopping moment officers find kidnapped 8-year-old girl

    Police body camera captures heart-stopping moment officers find kidnapped 8-year-old girl originally appeared on abcnews.go.comFrom the moment that Crystal Merrill arrived for her overnight shift on May 18 at the 911 call and dispatch center in Fort Worth, Texas, the phone would not stop ringing.Police were more than four hours into a manhunt for a suspect in the area and an 8-year-old girl he was accused of kidnapping. Her mother said he’d snatched the girl out of her arms during an early evening walk and thrown the child into his car. The suspect was now on the run with the little girl. ...

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  • Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony and now says he thought discussions about political investigations were 'inappropriate'

    Volker has been accused of working with Rudy Giuliani and the US ambassador to the EU to pressure Ukraine to investigate Trump's political opponents.

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  • 10 Things We Want to Leave Behind in the 2010s (11 photos)

    Imagine the next decade without Facebook, robocalls, and exploding phones. We feel better already.From Popular Mechanics

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  • Ellen DeGeneres Surprises Same-Sex Couple Whose Family Members Won't Attend Wedding

    The host gave Kate Austin and Sarah Sulsenti a chance to share their special moment with chosen family.

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  • Transgender woman forced to remove makeup for driver's license photo: 'I was sobbing'

    “My emotions were going crazy,” Jaydee Dolinar tells Yahoo Lifestyle of the upsetting experience, which occurred at the Fairpark Driver License Office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • Vancouver woman suing after 'painful' laser hair removal leaves her scarred

    A Vancouver woman who was left scarred from laser hair removal is urging others to do their research before committing to the procedure, which is unregulated in B.C.Danielle Nadeau spent $7,000 to have all of the hair on her legs and groin area removed at Ideal Image, a medical spa in the South Granville neighbourhood that offers services like fillers and laser hair removal.During her eighth session on June 19, Nadeau said the pain was much more intense than what she had experienced previously. "It was to the point where I was biting my fist," said Nadeau, 28.Nadeau said she mentioned the pain to the technician doing the procedure, in which a machine emits a pulse of intense light waves onto the skin to destroy the hair follicle.The technician completed the procedure and told her to come back later if the pain persisted, Nadeau said. "By the time I got home it literally felt like I was standing in boiling oil. It was so painful," she said. "It was red and almost puffy, like you would expect from a burn."Five months later, Nadeau still has hypopigmentation scars from the knees down and all across her groin. A dermatologist said the nickel-sized white marks might never disappear, she said.Nadeau is suing Ideal Image Group of Canada and the unnamed technician for damages, alleging her injuries were caused because they breached a standard of care.Among other things, the statement of claim alleges the technician failed to assess Nadeau's skin type to determine the appropriate intensity and duration of energy that can be administered during hair removal, and failed to respond to Nadeau's complaints about pain.A spokesperson for Ideal Image said the company was not aware that a statement of claim had been filed.In an emailed statement, Dr. James Kung, a medical director at the Granville Ideal Image medical spa, said the company's "medically-trained professionals" perform "millions" of successful hair removal treatments and that the health and safety of clients is a top priority.Adverse reactions can be caused by exposure to sun, allergic reactions, or certain lotions and medications, but most of them resolve over time, he said. "We are looking into what happened in this specific case, will respond through the court process and are committed to resolving this matter," Kung said. Nadeau, an exotic dancer, says the marks left on her body have been difficult to conceal and have resulted in a decrease in wages.'It's just the Wild West'Laser hair removal has become more popular in recent years as an alternative to waxing or shaving, said Kirsten Engel, a board member of the Beauty Council of Western Canada who has 17 years of experience in the beauty industry.The organization seeks to heighten the quality of B.C.'s unregulated beauty industry —  which includes a wide range of professions, from nail artists to technicians performing semi-medical procedures like laser hair removal — by offering exams and certifications in safety, sanitation and competency.The provincial government considers laser hair removal a "relatively safe" and non-invasive procedure, which is one of the reasons why there are no specific qualifications needed to operate laser hair removal machines in B.C., Engel said. "As a service provider you can lease [a machine] for as little as a couple hundred dollars a month and start operating the next day," Engel said. "It's just the Wild West."Injuries from laser hair removal are rare, Engel said, but it can happen. The machine's laser targets dark pigments, she said, and works best on people with fair skin and dark hair — the machine can better tell the difference between the hair and the skin.But people with darker skin and hair can be burned if the machine can't distinguish the difference, she said. That's why Engel believes there needs to be stronger provincial regulation on training for procedures like this."There should be some requirement to prove you know how to do this," Engel said.She suggests anyone considering laser hair removal should ask questions about what type of machine is being used, how many years a technician has been performing the procedure, and ask to see any diplomas or certifications that show proof of training or experience. "We shouldn't have to rely on Google reviews to determine the possible safety of a service provider," Engel said.Nadeau heard about Ideal Image from a friend and from radio advertisements. As she waits to find out whether her scars will fade over time, she wishes she had done more research."It's embarrassing," she said."I honestly don't wish this on anyone."

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  • Woman Kidnapped by Stepdad for 19 Years and Impregnated by Him Opens Up About Escape

    Woman Kidnapped, Impregnated by Stepdad Opens Up About Escape

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  • In a Freudian slip, Nunes accidentally referred to Volker and Morrison as 'your witnesses' to Democrats, a telling sign of how badly this impeachment hearing is going for the GOP

    Vindman and Williams directly listened in on the phone call at the center of the inquiry. Volker and Morrison witnessed Trump's shadow Ukraine policy.

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  • How a publishing error may have revealed China's secret super missile

    A Chinese magazine may have accidentally committed espionage after it published what appeared to be the first image of a top-secret missile system.  The apparent gaffe came in a centrefold graphic devoted to China's new H-6N strategic bomber in the latest edition of Modern Ships, a government-produced magazine. The H-6N, which is modelled on the Soviet Union's now retired Tu-16 Badger bomber, is a long-range aircraft designed to project Chinese air power into the western Pacific. But in the image published in Modern Ships showed the aircraft with a never-before-seen ballistic missile strapped beneath its fuselage. The huge missile is unlike any known Chinese weapons system and analysts believe it may be the first glimpse of an air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM) Beijing is known to have been working on.  The magazine showed a large missile beneath the fuselage Malcolm Davis, senior analyst in Defence and Strategy capability at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, said: "This may be the CH-AS-X-13 Air Launched Ballistic missile (ALBM), which is evidently an air-launched variant of the DF-21 medium range ballistic missile. "The combination of the range of that system - about 1700km plus the range of the H-6N - would give China greater ability to strike either at land targets as far out as Guam, or potentially, if equipped with an antiship mode, maritime targets at similar range. "That means, between the DF-26 antiship capable IRBM, this missile, and the land-based DF-21D, China is building a much more sophisticated A2AD in which precision conventional missiles play a major role. "   The Global Times, China's state-owned English language daily, quickly published a piece saying the picture was nothing more than an artist's impression. "The images are computer generated, merely conceptual and have no official background," the paper said citing an "insider" source.   DF-17 missiles parade through Beijing on October 1 Credit:  Ng Han Guan/AP China is believed to have been developing an ALBM as part of a "carrier killing" missile programme designed to challenge US naval supremacy.   Such a weapon would combine immense speed and range with the ability to carry a nuclear warhead, allowing China to project fearsome firepower deep into the Pacific Ocean. The only other country to have developed an ALBM is Russia, which unveiled its nuclear-capable Kinzhal missile  in 2017. The H-6N made its public debut in a fly-past  marking the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China over Beijing last month. Chinese media trailed the bomber's air-to-air refuelling capacity as its major innovation. But observers also noted that it lacked the bomb bay of its Soviet predecessor - suggesting it was designed instead to externally carry large missiles in a recess on its fuselage. China is known to have been working on a series of drones, missiles, and aircraft designed to hunt and destroy American aircraft carrier groups deep in the Pacific ocean. Last week the South China Morning Post reported that the H-6N was designed to carry the DF-100, a third generation anti-ship cruise missile, or the DR-8, a supersonic reconnaissance drone.       Other weapons in China's new "carrier killer" arsenal include the  DF-17, a hypersonic missile that can travel at five-times the speed of sound and is almost impossible to intercept.

    The Telegraph