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Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were lovers, Pryor's widow confirms

Jennifer Lee Pryor, who was twice married to the comedian, corroborates claims by music producer Quincy Jones, noting that ‘it was the 70s’ and ‘drugs were still good’<p>Quincy Jones said what? Star interviews that got us all talking<p>The widow of Richard Pryor has confirmed a claim by music producer …

Marlon Brando

That beautiful shot of 'Starman' in a Tesla Roadster is your new wallpaper

Say hello to your new wallpaper.<p>And then say thank you to SpaceX, and to Reddit. On Tuesday, Reddit user "AB-nebula" posted a gorgeous wallpaper of …

Tesla Roadster

Muhiyidin Moye, Black Lives Matter Activist, Is Shot and Killed in New Orleans

A prominent Black Lives Matter activist was shot and killed while riding a bike in New Orleans early on Tuesday morning.<p>The activist, Muhiyidin Moye, 32, is known for leaping across yellow police tape to snatch a Confederate battle flag from a demonstrator in Charleston, S.C., last year, an act …

Black Lives Matter

Scientists Have Found a New, Healthier Way to Cook Broccoli

But who has the time for this?<p>Lately, broccoli has been gaining a reputation as an excellent vegetable due to its high levels of a particularly …

Nutrition

"Super wood" sports the strength of steel

Titanium alloys are some of the strongest materials we can build with, but they can be expensive and heavy. Now, researchers at the University of …

Engineering

Quincy Jones claims he dated Ivanka Trump, knows real killer of JFK and calls Beatles 'worst musicians in world'

Quincy Jones has claimed he once dated Ivanka Trump, in an extraordinary interview in which the music producer said he knew who really killed John F Kennedy.<p>The 84-year-old also took a swipe at a range of figures in the music world, from longtime collaborator Michael Jackson to The Beatles.<p>Claiming …

Quincy Jones

Thugs attack a father and his family in armed carjacking – but dad was armed too

A Houston family is thankful that a violent altercation ended without their young children hurt, and it’s thanks to the quick thinking of their armed father.<p>A father stopped by a taco truck at about 7 pm to pick up a meal for his family including his wife and four young children aged three to eight …

Crime

Naked passenger forces turnaround of Alaska Airlines flight

An Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Seattle was forced to make a U-turn Wednesday due to a disruptive naked passenger, officials said.<p>The naked passenger reportedly locked himself in the plane's restroom, took off all his clothes and refused to comply with the flight’s crew …

Aviation

Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

Chinese railway police are using facial-recognition sunglasses to catch suspects at train stations in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan province.<p>The eyewear, which looks similar to the original Google Glass, was unveiled earlier this year and has already helped identify seven alleged …

Surveillance

Contractor promised 30 million meals to Puerto Rico. Only 50,000 were delivered. Lawmakers ask why.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Democrats are calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be subpoenaed for documents relating to Hurricane Maria, suggesting the agency failed to provide tens of millions of meals after the storm devastated Puerto Rico.<p>US Rep. Elijah Cummings and Stacey Plaskett, the …

Caribbean

U.S. safety board blames two commuter crashes on sleep disorders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. investigative agency said on Tuesday that two New York City area commuter train crashes were the result of engineers with undiagnosed sleep disorders.<p>The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) criticized the lack of safety systems in both crashes that could have …

Long Island Rail Road

South Sudan protests against Trump, U.S. arms embargo turn violent

Protesters in South Sudan are demonstrating against the Trump administration’s move last Friday to place an arms embargo on South Sudan, and some of …

Africa

Trump’s ‘marching orders’ to the Pentagon: Plan a grand military parade

President Trump’s vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House, where officials say they have begun to plan a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces.<p>Trump has …

Donald Trump

Saudi man in Oklahoma charged with lying about al Qaeda training

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Saudi man who attended flight school in Oklahoma was charged on Tuesday with visa fraud for allegedly having lied about attending an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department said.<p>A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment …

Al-Qaeda

Syrian refugees escape the war, but die from the cold

<b>Editor's Note: This story contains extremely graphic images of dead and wounded people.</b><p>Bekaa Valley, Lebanon (CNN) -- The rocky, plowed hillside is scattered with clues of what happened that January night. A woman's scarf. A diaper. Empty cans of tuna fish. A plastic bag of sugar. An empty box of …

Middle East

Government has been 'too slow' in preparing for Brexit

MPs’ report finds that Whitehall has not reprioritised its work to be ready for Brexit day<p>Theresa May’s government has been “too slow” to begin practical preparations to get the country ready to leave the European Union, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded.<p>The public accounts committee …

Theresa May

Leaked document says EU will "punish" UK if it breaks rules

Brussels will have the power to punish the UK at will during the Brexit transition period by closing off parts of the single market to British companies, according to a leaked legal document drawn up by the EU.<p>The 27 remaining member states want to be able to act against the UK without having to go …

United Kingdom

Report: Oregon senator groped women at Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State Sen. Jeff Kruse not only subjected two female senators to unwanted touching, he groped or gave lingering hugs to many other women working at the Oregon Capitol, according to a report released Tuesday by an independent investigator.<p>Dian Rubanoff, the investigator and an …

Democratic Party

Police: Man put dismembered wife in suitcase, set it ablaze

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators believe a homeless man killed his wife in an abandoned restaurant, chopped up her body, stuffed it into a suitcase and then calmly rode with it aboard a train before he burned her remains in a parking lot, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.<p>After Valentino Gutierrez …

Crime

Teen girl dies in fall from cliff hike at Zion National Park

A 13-year-old girl fell to her death from a popular narrow trail at Zion National Park in southwestern Utah, officials said Tuesday.<p>Park Ranger John Marciano said the girl, who was from Utah, had been hiking with her family Monday evening when she tumbled from the Angels Landing Trail. It did not …

National Parks

Bulger killer admits having indecent images of children

Jon Venables, who served eight years for two-year-old James’s murder, sentenced to 40 months<p>James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables has been sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to having more than 1,000 indecent images of children.<p>Venables, who was released on licence in 2001 after …

Crime

Rail industry says key safety technology not due until 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The railroad industry is downplaying expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the country by the end of the year.<p>Indeed, freight and commuter rail officials speak as if there never was any plan to …

Trains

Alabama man in custody after viral child pornography video

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Alabama man is in custody Tuesday as a suspect in a child pornography video that was shared worldwide on social media, authorities said.<p>Germaine Moore, 44, of Millbrook, Alabama, turned himself in to authorities outside of Montgomery early Tuesday, according to Lt. Brooke Walker, …

CNN

Fake doctor suspected of infecting at least 33 people with HIV

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 33 people have tested positive for HIV in northern India after a fake doctor allegedly used a tainted needle while treating them.<p>Police in Bangarmau in the state of Uttar Pradesh arrested Rajendra Yadav, who allegedly passed himself off as a doctor. He visited his patients on foot …

Public Health

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

The first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals

The earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton has revealed.<p>Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used pioneering genetic sequencing and facial reconstruction techniques to prove that the first …

Anthropology

Best Buy is pulling CDs from its stores — and people are freaking out

Best Buy, formerly one of the biggest music merchandisers in the US, has plans to pull CDs from all of its stores by July 1, according to Billboard.<p>Target could be the next retailer to do so, as Billboard further reported that it was demanding that music suppliers sell the retailer inventory on a …

Best Buy

A Marine veteran tried to confront a tailgating driver and was shot in the head, officials say

A city colleague was lost to us today, we mourn with the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department on the death of Fire Captain Kyle Brayer.Posted by City of Tempe Government on Sunday, February 4, 2018<p>An off-duty Arizona fire captain was shot and killed in an alleged road-rage incident Sunday by a man …

Crime

Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba state media is reporting that the oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro has killed himself.<p>Official website Cubadebate says Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart took his life Thursday after months of treatment for a "deeply depressed state." He was 68.<p>The eldest son of Cuba's former …

Cuba

Here's the Apple iPhone X Feature Woz Doesn't Like

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak generally likes his iPhone X. But there’s one feature he just can’t stand: Its power button.<p>Wozniak said he didn’t …

Steve Wozniak