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January 14, 2019 4:45 PM Ethiopia charges METEC head with additional corruption case

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia hit the former head of military-run industrial conglomerate METEC with additional corruption charges on Monday, in a complex case seen as a test of the new prime minister’s anti-corruption campaign. Kinfe Dagnew was arrested along with dozens of other employees of the METEC two months ago. The new charges relate to the procurement 183

January 10, 2019 1:39 AM U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The judge said, however, that Judd could proceed with a defamation claim in the civil lawsuit. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual 131

January 5, 2019 12:39 AM Baby sitter accused of killing boy and giving body to mother

This undated booking photo released by Marathon County Sheriff's Office shows Marissa Tietsort of Wausau, Wis. The Wisconsin baby sitter accused of killing a 2-month-old boy has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide. A criminal complaint filed Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, says Tietsort caused the infant's death in October, then put him in a snowsuit 111

January 4, 2019 8:16 PM High rate of food allergies seen in U.S. adults

(Reuters Health) - More than 10 percent of American adults are allergic to at least one food, a new study suggests. Among more than 40,000 adults surveyed, 10.8 percent reported the kinds of severe symptoms that are consistent with a food allergy, and another 8.2 percent said they believed they had food allergies, but their symptoms suggested other causes 121

January 4, 2019 2:18 PM Neil DeGrasse Tyson's 'StarTalk' on hiatus amid sexual misconduct allegations, could return pending investigation

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is addressing allegations made by at least 3 women into claims of sexual misconduct. Following recent allegations of sexual misconduct, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s talk show, “StarTalk,” is on a hiatus while the claims are investigated by the National Geographic Channel. The National Geographic channel said Thursday new episodes 121

December 25, 2018 6:44 PM GoFundMe refunds donors in alleged scam involving homeless vet, NJ couple

GoFundMe refunded more than $400,000 to 14,000 donors who believed they were helping a homeless veteran from Philadelphia — but later discovered it was an alleged scam concocted by a New Jersey couple. GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday refunds were issued to those who donated to the fund to help Johnny Bobbitt that was created by Katelyn 103

December 19, 2018 3:11 PM Emily Blunt Can't Get Over How Adorable Stephen Colbert Is When He's Running

Emily Blunt stopped by The Late Show on Tuesday night to talk about her new movie, Mary Poppins Returns. However, the star had something else to discuss: Stephen Colbert’s adorable running style. After saying their hellos and Colbert’s compliments on her all-black plaid ensemble (“You look like Captain Scotland!” he said), Blunt launched right into it. “I have to tell you, you have the cutest 115

December 18, 2018 8:49 PM Who is Emmet Sullivan? 5 things to know about judge in Michael Flynn case

Judge Emmet Sullivan has been appointed to positions by both Republican and Democratic presidents. (Official photo) Judge Emmet Sullivan was at the heart of Michael Flynn’s dramatic sentencing hearing Tuesday, once again delaying it. Sullivan tore into Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, telling him he couldn’t hide his “disgust 174

December 17, 2018 6:15 AM Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday

ISLAMABAD – The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. Khalil Minawi, director of Afghanistan's state-run Bakhtar news agency, also confirmed 118

December 15, 2018 2:43 PM NBA trade crumbles after teams confuse 2 players named Brooks, report says

A deal was dead after team officials couldn't decide whether Dillon Brooks [left] or MarShon Brooks [right] was included in the trade. (Getty Images) An NBA deal went awry after team officials appeared to be confused over which player, both with the last name Brooks, would be traded. The confusion began on Friday night as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski 115