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British artists dominate 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:22:38 +0000

British artists dominate 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducteesThe 2019 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, with British acts making up five of the seven artists. Artists can be inducted into the Hall of Fame 25 years on from the release of their first record, and are voted in by a panel of over 1,000 music industry figures along with results from a fan ballot. Radiohead are the most recent act to be inducted – the British alt-rockers became eligible last year, 25 years after the release of their debut single Creep, but didn’t then make it past the nomination stage.


AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 10:22 a.m. EST
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:22:14 +0000

AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 10:22 a.m. ESTApple plans billion campus in Austin, Texas, smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City; will expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado


Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:22:09 +0000

Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurfaceThe European Central Bank is ending the stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday's decision to stop the bank's monthly bond purchases at the end of the year closes out a 2.6-trillion euro ( trillion) effort that President Mario Draghi credits with helping put more than 9 million people in jobs. Draghi said at a news conference that at times "it was the only driver of the recovery" in the absence of other action by governments, like increased spending.


Maldives tells U.N. climate talks - "We are not prepared to die"
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:20:54 +0000

Maldives tells U.N. climate talks - "We are not prepared to die"The Maldives will do all in its power to keep "our heads above water", the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks said on Thursday in an impassioned appeal for nations to overcome their divisions over how to tackle global warming. The low-lying Maldives is among countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change such as rising sea levels and coral reef deterioration. "We are not prepared to die. We are not going to become the first victims of the climate crisis. Instead, we are going to do everything in our power to keep our heads above water," Mohamed Nasheed told delegates at the talks in Katowice, Poland.


The Latest: Tourism rocket ship takes off on test flight
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:20:08 +0000

The Latest: Tourism rocket ship takes off on test flightMOJAVE, Calif, (AP) — The Latest on a test flight of Virgin Atlantic's space tourism rocket ship (all times local):


Geminid meteor shower 2018: Everything you need to know about the stunning cosmic display
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:20:00 +0000

Geminid meteor shower 2018: Everything you need to know about the stunning cosmic displayThe Geminid meteor shower will soon light up the sky – and star gazers should prepare for one of the most spectacular displays of the year. A Google Doodle will mark the event on Thursday by illustrating the meteor shower’s path through Earth’s atmosphere. The shower – also referred to as the Geminids – is currently active and will be visible on 13 and 14 December.


AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: Elsie Fisher
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:19:03 +0000

AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: Elsie FisherElsie Fisher’s portrayal of a teenage YouTuber in "Eighth Grade" has earned her Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards nominations. (Dec. 13)


Homeless man left with burn injuries after his tent was set on fire while he was inside
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:17:16 +0000

Homeless man left with burn injuries after his tent was set on fire while he was insideThe man, who has not been named, was treated in hospital after the incident on Queen Street on Cardiff.


Trump denies any ties to ex-lawyer Cohen's crimes
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:16:39 +0000

Trump denies any ties to ex-lawyer Cohen's crimesU.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he never told his private lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law and denied any ties to his crimes, a day after Cohen was sentenced to prison on charges that included hush money payments to women ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Cohen, who once said he would "take a bullet for Trump," was sentenced in New York on Wednesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to orchestrating the payments that were part of the "dirty deeds" he did at the behest of Trump. Federal prosecutors said Trump ordered the payouts to protect his campaign from allegations of sexual affairs with an adult film actress and a Playboy model.


German Nazi guard trial collapses over defendant's health
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:16:37 +0000

German Nazi guard trial collapses over defendant's healthBERLIN (AP) — The trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard collapsed Thursday due to questions about the 94-year-old defendant's health.


Sexy robots from film and TV
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:16:00 +0000

Sexy robots from film and TVWhen it comes to weird crushes, is fancying a robotic character really any weirder than having the hots for Richard Osman (not weird) or crushing on a serial killer (bit weird)?


Captured Ukrainian navy captains tell Russia - we won't testify
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:15:37 +0000

Captured Ukrainian navy captains tell Russia - we won't testifyTwo Ukrainian navy captains being held in a Russian jail have refused to provide testimony because they consider themselves prisoners of war, their lawyers said on Wednesday. Russia seized three Ukrainian navy vessels and their combined crew of 24 last month off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea and accused them of illegally entering Russian waters. Ukraine has said Russia captured the two small gunboats and one tugboat illegally and accused Moscow of military aggression.


The French far right is hijacking the Strasbourg shooting to sow division
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:15:28 +0000

The French far right is hijacking the Strasbourg shooting to sow divisionTerrorism struck France again on Tuesday evening, when a 29-year-old attacker, since identified as Chérif Chekatt, killed three people and injured a dozen at a busy Christmas market in Strasbourg. With ongoing social unrest and polarisation laid bare by the gilets jaunes movement, France is now facing a new potential source of division. The attack has already proved a boon to far-right groups and conspiracy theorists who have seized on the event to disseminate their ideas and sow division.


Trump discusses migration with new Mexican president
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:15:06 +0000

Trump discusses migration with new Mexican presidentWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump and the new leader of Mexico discussed the "positive relations" between the countries in a phone call this week.


MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:14:48 +0000

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic commentNEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says Mika Brzezinski's absence from "Morning Joe" on Thursday was not related to her apology for using a homophobic slur the day before in reference to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Former Juve director Marotta joins Inter as CEO for sport
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:13:30 +0000

Former Juve director Marotta joins Inter as CEO for sportMILAN (AP) — Inter Milan ought to be satisfied if new CEO for sport Giuseppe Marotta is half as successful as he was at Juventus.


Highlights - EU leaders arrive for two-day summit dominated by Brexit
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:13:14 +0000

Highlights - EU leaders arrive for two-day summit dominated by BrexitBRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for two days of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others.


Los Angeles just green-lighted a development on land that's 8 times the size of San Francisco, and scientists are warning it's in wildfire territory
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:13:00 +0000

Los Angeles just green-lighted a development on land that's 8 times the size of San Francisco, and scientists are warning it's in wildfire territoryLos Angeles County's board of supervisors approved a plan to build a massive mixed-use development on land that's eight times the size of San Francisco. Now, scientists and locals are worried about wildfire risk, especially in light of the recent California blazes. Los Angeles has approved a plan to build a mixed-use development on land that's eight times the size of San Francisco.


Best mince pies in London this Christmas
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:13:00 +0000

Best mince pies in London this ChristmasNo matter how many Christmas puddings, roast potatoes, pigs-in-blankets and chocolate oranges you've had in a day, there's always room for one more mince pie. From deep fried delicacies to mince pies with actual ground meat, these are some of the best mince pies you can treat yourself to in the capital this Christmas. Fergus Henderson’s world-famous restaurants are already renowned for their Eccles cakes – flakey pastry parcels stuffed with spiced currants, and served with a slice of Lancashire cheese.


Paedophile police officer who filmed himself raping 13-year-old girl in car jailed for 25 years
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:13:00 +0000

Paedophile police officer who filmed himself raping 13-year-old girl in car jailed for 25 yearsA paedophile police officer who raped a 13-year-old girl in the back of his car and filmed the attack on his phone has been jailed for 25 years. Former soldier Ian Naude, 30, also posed as a teenage boy to groom five other young victims aged between 12 and 16 before blackmailing them into silence. In sentencing, the judge said Naude, a constable for Cheshire Police, had an “insatiable appetite” for underage girls and was obsessed with taking their virginity.


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