Police make two arrests in connection with explosion at Mohamed Nasheed’s family home in Malé
The former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is conscious after life-saving surgery, his family said on Saturday, as police made two arrests in connection with an explosion they said was being treated as a terror attack.
Nasheed, the president of the ruling Maldivian Democratic party and the current parliament speaker, was critically injured after a bomb exploded as he left his family home in the capital Malé on Thursday.Continue reading...
Investigation into Florida congressman is reported to have grown beyond sex trafficking allegations
There could have been no more fitting venue for the bellicose US congressman Matt Gaetz to launch his nationwide “America first” speaking tour than The Villages. Where better to perpetuate the fantasy that all is going well for a politician seen as the “ultimate Maga bro” than Florida’s ultra-conservative “Disney World for retirees”?Continue reading...
When we started training, I thought it was for her sake. So why do I dread the day my daughter hangs up her boots?
One day you’ll understand that this was never about football. It could have been anything. I just wanted to be where you were, as much as possible, for as long as you let me.
When you were five we had an argument in the car on the way to a training session. I don’t know exactly what it was about. As I mentioned, you were five, so it could have been anything: how I’d packed the wrong sort of corn crackers, or how after you’d bitten into one of them it had corners on it and you hated corners, or how I didn’t understand how much you hated corners because I obviously never cared about your feelings because I probably wouldn’t even care if you like died! If I really loved you, I would have bought the right corn crackers, the corner-less kind. It was one of those arguments. It ended as we stopped at a red light and you said something and I said something back, and you said something kind of mean and I lost my temper and said: “If you’re going to fight this much with me every time we go to train, I really don’t have to put this much time into being the coach!”Continue reading...
Mourners in protective gear, or watching from home. Long waits at the cremation grounds. The trauma of loss has become both lonely and public.
In his new role, the tennis champion and avowed chocolate lover, shares favorite places to hike, play tennis and eat in his home country.
Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway urgently inspect more than 1,000 trains
Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway services have been suspended over fears of cracks in carriages, with passengers urged not to travel.
Urgent inspections are being carried out in more than 1,000 trains across the two operators’ fleets, after hairline cracks were discovered in several of its high-speed trains.Continue reading...
They built an empire that was essential in the pandemic. Now, their impending divorce makes personal a shift that confidants say was well underway in their philanthropic roles.
Even if your finances weren’t devastated by the pandemic recession, many Americans have not yet started saving. Here’s what you can do.
Booming housing market as ‘incredible demand’ fuels shortage of essentials from concrete and timber to taps and roof tiles
UK homeowners face higher bills for renovation work as builders grapple with soaring material costs and shortages of essentials ranging from concrete and timber to taps and roof tiles in a booming housing market.
“It is a bit like going to Sainsbury’s and them not having any bread, milk or eggs in,” said Paul Bence, the managing director of builders merchants Bence, of the runaway demand for supplies that is emptying shelves. “Cement is our bread and butter and we would normally keep a good 10 days stock. We would not operate a ‘just-in-time’ model … but that’s effectively where we are right now.”Continue reading...
For many midlevel engineers and food truck workers and longtime residents, a region filled with extremes has become increasingly inhospitable.
CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why investors should focus on doing their own homework after earnings reports before selling a stock.
Lawyer gives details of airman’s complaint over Corsica incident where he was tied to target while bombs and bullets hailed around
A French pilot has filed a legal complaint after being subjected to a hazing ritual in which he was tied to a target and had fighter jets open fire around him, his lawyer has said.
The young man had just been posted to an airbase in the south of the island of Corsica in March 2019 when he was grabbed by colleagues and tied up with adhesive tape, his lawyer said, confirming details first published in La Provence newspaper.Continue reading...
About 7.3 million tax returns processed by early March appear to qualify for a new unemployment tax break, according to a report.
The move follows the departures announced last year of technology giants including Oracle, Palantir and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Montana and South Carolina are ending participation in federal unemployment programs in June. More states may follow.
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.
The ex-football manager is EastEnders' shock loan signing. Here are five other TV celebrity cameos.
Don't worry, Ellen DeGeneres is still very much married.
Sean Orman shot Bradley Welsh outside his Edinburgh flat in what the judge described as an "assassination".
Matt James isn't ready to give up on his relationship with Rachael Kirkconnell
"Monster" represents a minor coup for Netflix, not as much due to the movie's merits as who's in it. More than three years after its festival run in 2018, the film arrives with a timely theme and a cast whose stock has soared in the intervening time -- including Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jharrel Jerome and John David Washington -- making this one for the time capsule if nothing else.
In the spirit of Billy Crystal's last directing effort for the baseball movie "61*," "Here Today" serves up slow pitches for Crystal and Tiffany Haddish to knock out of the park, delivering another comedic odd couple with carefully massaged heart. As thin star showcases go, it's an occasionally effective bit of comfort food, arriving as theaters reopen and served with a generous side of schmaltz.
The show began in 2018 and went on to have three regular series and one celebrity one.
But even Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name graces the building, got stuck outside the Shed until he provided the proper Covid documentation.
As more people are vaccinated and guidelines around mask wearing are easing, some are finding ways to preserve, repurpose and recycle their face coverings.
Tapper’s new thriller, “The Devil May Dance,” plumbs the connections among Hollywood, the Mafia and the Kennedy administration.
“To the Lighthouse” and “Beloved” suggest how to envision a world we might actually want to re-enter.
The former official, Sophia Kim, was a comptroller of the Kirov Academy of Ballet, a school founded in 1990 by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Ms. Lane was Nick Cave’s collaborator and girlfriend during his formative period and helped define his sound. She also made records of her own.
Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo star as Beckett’s tragicomic tramps — minus the comic part.
Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.’s leader says the association is preparing to respond.
Beyond Álvarez’s bout on Saturday night with Billy Joe Saunders, it is not very clear where boxing is headed. Thank the sport’s usual gamesmanship.
The Reds scored three runs in 9th to break 0-0 tie. The Mets won in extra innings and the Yankees got crushed.
European football's governing body, UEFA, says nine of the 12 founding clubs that formed the ill-fated breakaway Super League competition have recommitted to UEFA club and national team competitions.
His name surfaces again in a lawsuit over shoe company payments to college players. But the surprising part is the paltry sums involved.
Ingenuity has flown almost flawlessly through the red planet’s thin air and will now assist the science mission of the Perseverance rover.
Plus: A plummeting rocket, a superstar ant, staff recommendations and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.
Few states collect sexual orientation or gender identity data, so no one knows how many people in some communities are getting vaccinated.
Culture, once considered exclusive to humans, turns out to be widespread in nature.
A giant wood moth, the heaviest of all known moths, appeared on the side of a school building in Queensland, Australia, enthralling students who are used to diverse wildlife.
Amazon declined to share further details about the situation, noting that it was a personal medical incident.
By authenticating sellers' addresses, it could help Amazon weed out counterfeiters and other bad actors on its third-party marketplace.
In a Jan. 2021 earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he was "highly confident the car will be able to drive itself with reliability in excess of human this year."
TripAdvisor initially found nothing wrong with a death camp review containing a gas chamber "joke".