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Man dies after Las Vegas police use stun gun, neck grip to subdue him outside casino

A man in Las Vegas has died after police officers punched him, shocked him with a stun gun and used a controversial neck restraint to subdue him during an arrest outside a luxury hotel and casino on the Strip.<p>The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it is investigating the incident. The …

France bans extremely thin models

<b>A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has come into effect.</b><p>Models will need to provide a doctor's certificate attesting to their overall physical health, with special regard to their body mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight in relation to height.<p>The health ministry …

Athletes swim across U.S.-Mexico border in immigrant-rights protest

Twelve athletes swam across the border from the United States to Mexico on Friday in a show of solidarity with immigrants amid a charged political climate.<p>Swimmers from the United States, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand and South Africa were escorted by a Mexican navy ship as they reached a beach in …

Immigration

Adidas, Nike, Under Armour not interested in Lonzo Ball endorsement deal

If the Ball family are looking for a shoe endorsement from the big three, they will have to look elsewhere.<p>Adidas, Nike and Under Armour are not interested in an endorsement deal with top<p>NBAdraft prospect Lonzo Ball. This would be a first in which a shoe endorsement has stepped away from a …

Hiker rescued from mountain in Nepal after 47 days

Crews rescued a man from a rocky ledge in Nepal 47 days after he got lost in a snowstorm with his girlfriend, who died three days before the rescue; …

China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim majority Xinjiang province

Chinese government authorities in the northwestern Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang have banned parents from giving their children dozens of 'extreme' Islamic names, as part of an ongoing crackdown on alleged 'extremism' in the area.<p>An official list of banned names had previously been circulated …

China

Aaron Hernandez Hanged Himself in Prison, Officials Say

Aaron Hernandez, the former star tight end with the New England Patriots who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2015, hanged himself in prison on Wednesday, the authorities said.<p>He was discovered in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., …

Crime

Pandora's $10 Spotify rival opens up for anyone to join

Online radio giant Pandora opened the gates Tuesday for anyone to join its long-planned Spotify-style music service, after inviting some listeners to test it last month.<p>Pandora Premium, a full-fledged, on-demand music subscription, will compete with faster-growing rivals like Spotify and Apple …

App Store

Batman gets pulled over by police and poses for photos

Golly Gee Willikers, is that Batman?<p>The bat vigilante wasn’t stopped by the Gotham City Police Department, but by officers in Alberta, Canada.<p>HolyBatman, who attends local charity events and visits children in hospital, was pulled over by the Calgary Police Department and was more than happy to …

Batmobile

Civilians With Severe Burns Treated At Texas Military Hospital

The burn unit at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas, is hot. Sometimes, it gets up to 102 degrees in there, among the patients.<p>People with severe burns can't regulate their own body temperatures well, so the air has to keep them warm.<p>"We see a lot of gruesome stuff," …

This 33-year-old traveled to every country in the world and made $1.5 million doing it

Johnny Ward is living the dream.<p>The travel blog he started as a broke backpacker called OneStep4Ward developed into an online marketing firm that he can manage from anywhere in the world. He built himself a career that granted him the flexibility to travel for 10 years (and counting), and visit …

Travel

The executive behind Pizza Hut and KFC says robots could replace some fast-food workers by 2025

That's according to Greg Creed, the CEO of Yum Brands (the food company that operates fast food chains like KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut).<p>In an interview with CNBC, he said AI, robots, and automation could start replacing workers in the global food services industry by the mid-2020s.<p>A number of …

Amazon's checkout-free physical shop 'can't cope with more than 20 people'

Amazon’s cashier-less grocery shop, dubbed Amazon Go by the company, is going through some teething problems, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>Specifically, the new shop can’t handle tracking more than about 20 people at the same time, and freaks out “if an item has been moved from its specific …

eCommerce

Facebook Launches Camera Within iOS App With Effects, Filters, and 24-Hour 'Stories'

Facebook today is officially rolling out its long-in-testing upgrade to the main Facebook mobile app on iOS and Android, bringing a number of changes focused on the addition of an all-new camera, filters, themed effects and "Facebook Stories." The company's 24-hour post Snapchat clone was reported …

Thousands take shelter as Cyclone Debbie lashes Australian coastal resorts

Australia’s military has been deployed to the north-east coast following a “catastrophic” tropical cyclone which ripped buildings apart and tore down trees as it hit towns and holiday resorts with wind speeds of 160 miles an hour.<p>The category 4 cyclone – named Debbie – left townships across the …

Khalid Masood: from sporty teenager to murderous extremist

<b>Birmingham, England (CNN) —</b> Khalid Masood, the man responsible for the worst terrorist attack in London in more than a decade, kept to himself in recent years, neighbors say. But he had a checkered past involving a series of aliases and a string of convictions for violence and possession of weapons.<p>…

U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Passengers on some U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.<p>The new rule is expected to be …

Stella pounds East Coast as residents prepare for historic storm

Winter Storm Stella wreaked havoc on the Northeast on Tuesday as airlines canceled most flights in and out of New York and Boston, Amtrak suspended service between the two cities and three governors declared states of emergency.<p>Four deaths were attributed to the storm, The Weather Channel reported. …

Truckloads of baby fish hauled to river in restoration plan

LOSTINE, Ore. (AP) — These speckled, rose-tinted fish haven't been spotted in this bubbling river in remote northeastern Oregon for more than 30 …

Michelle Obama surprises schoolgirls on International Women's Day

Michelle Obama gave girls studying at a school in DC a big surprise when she visited their class for International Women's Day.<p>The former First Lady caused some excited students to cry when she entered their classroom to give a talk.<p>She hugged some of the delighted young women, who were happy to …

Thousands of Kids Are Getting Sick From Drinking Hand Sanitizer

A new study found that thousands of American children have gotten sick from drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer, both intentionally and …

California is on track to have its wettest year on record

California is on track to have its wettest year on record — after five years of bone-dry drought, according to officials.<p>But as the Golden state goes from hell to high water, it’s having to balance the benefits of increasing water levels with the challenges the rains bring after years of …