November 22, 2018 11:30 PM Pilot teased by 'free pass' Olivia Munn for being too afraid to ask for selfie for his wife
Actress Olivia Munn teased a pilot on social media for being too afraid to ask for a selfie. (Reuters) A pilot got cold feet when his so-called “free pass” celebrity crush Olivia Munn boarded a flight he was at the helm of. Pilot Adam J. Liston couldn’t help but tell his wife the “X-Men: Apocalypse” actress was a passenger on his flight, and when urged 110
November 22, 2018 11:45 AM Paris Hilton Arrives in Melbourne without Engagement Ring
Paris Hilton defied the reality of Thanksgiving by showing up a little lighter ... but only lighter by a bunch of carats. Paris strolled through the Melbourne airport Thursday, looking relaxed and happy after her breakup with fiance Chris Zylka. She was coy about pretty much everything, which means things are back to normal. Check out her ring finger 72
November 22, 2018 6:57 AM Australia wants it easier to strip extremists of citizenship
CANBERRA, Australia – Australia revealed plans on Thursday to increase government powers to strip citizenship from extremists and to control the movements of Australian fighters who return home from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined the contentious bills, some of which he wants passed in the final two-week parliamentary 121
November 21, 2018 10:35 PM Great Expectations as Dickens portrait goes on show in London
LONDON (Reuters) - A youthful portrait of British writer Charles Dickens that went missing for 150 years will go on display in London this week after being found covered in mould next to a metal lobster at a market in South Africa. The miniature watercolor and gouache portrait by Margaret Gillies, valued at 220,000 pounds ($280,000), was painted in 1843 as the young 82
November 21, 2018 7:18 PM Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctions on Cuban officials over role in Venezuela crackdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on Cuban military and intelligence officials who it says are helping Venezuela’s socialist government crack down on dissent, according to a source with knowledge of the deliberations. Such sanctions would be the first time Washington has targeted a bloc of foreign officials 118
November 21, 2018 4:17 PM How many calories are in a Thanksgiving meal?
Gobble, gobble indeed: Though calculations vary, Americans could consume several days' worth of calories on Thanksgiving. “A typical holiday dinner alone can carry a load of 3,000 calories,” the Calorie Control Council (CCC), an association representing the reduced-calorie food and beverage industry says, noting that “many nibble through another 1,500 calories 87
November 20, 2018 12:12 PM Explainer: What misconduct is Nissan's Ghosn accused of, and how did it come to light?
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan was shocked by news that Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was widely respected for rescuing the car maker from near bankruptcy, was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct. Nissan said that Ghosn, who is also chairman and CEO of Renault and chairman of Mitsubishi Motors, would be fired from his post as Nissan 106
November 20, 2018 3:11 AM The Latest: Woman shot at religious store dies
A woman shot by a gunman at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis has died. St. Louis County police say the victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police are searching for the suspect, who they say is armed and dangerous. The man went into a Catholic Supply of St. Louis store in western St. Louis County, near the town of Ballwin, and sexually 78
November 19, 2018 10:56 PM Yankees land James Paxton in trade, send top prospect to Mariners
The Mariners and Yankees completed a trade Monday that sends ace left-hander James Paxton to New York for three prospects, including top-rated lefty Justus Sheffield. The other two prospects going to Seattle are outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams and right-handed pitcher Erik Swanson. Paxton, who turned 30 this month, has spent his entire career with Seattle 74
November 16, 2018 7:31 PM Phillies owner: Ready to spend money 'and maybe be a little bit stupid about it'
Coming off a 2018 season in which the team contended for the National League East title before a late swoon, Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton said he is ready to spend big in free agency. "We're going into this expecting to spend money," Middleton told USA Today Sports this week. "and maybe even be a little bit stupid about it." Middleton wouldn't 81