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Finally, an agreement over who owns the rights to that legendary monkey selfie

Never has a selfie triggered such a dispute like the legendary ‘monkey selfie’, but finally it’s bound for a conclusion. After two years of court battles, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and photographer David Slater reached a settlement in an unprecedented lawsuit over who owns the rights to the selfie of a monkey.

J.J. Abrams will return to write and direct ‘Star Wars’ Episode IX

The Force is strong with J.J. Abrams – strong enough to bring the Force Awakens director back to Star Wars to direct and co-write (with Chris Terrio) Episode IX. Abrams’ return was announced Tuesday on the official Star Wars website, with a release and statement from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

China may ban Bitcoin trading, but the market doesn’t seem to care

Late last week, a report from Caixin shook the Bitcoin world. According to the state-owned media outlet, China plans to ban all cryptocurrency exchanges. The report was followed by a similar one from The Wall Street Journal , which cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter.

Tesla appeals to urbanites by expanding supercharger network

Tesla announced Monday that it plans to expand its Supercharger network into city centers. Downtown Chicago and Boston are first up, according to a post on Tesla’s blog. The Windy City will be receiving three new Superchargers by the end of 2017, while Beantown will get three by the end of 2018, as well as some in its densely populated suburbs, according to Tesla’s Supercharger map.

Clear glass speaker magically displays animated lyrics to match nearly any song

Just calling this a visual speaker doesn’t quite do it justice. Japanese firm, Cotodama’s gorgeous work of art displays song lyrics on a 22-inch transparent LCD screen, in time with the music. This means you can get a lyric video generated to pretty much any song you play.

Hillary Clinton buys pizza for hungry book-lovers

Hillary Clinton may be out of the race for President of the United states, but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped gunning for hearts and minds. People queueing for the release of her new book in New York on Monday night received a welcome surprise from the former Presidential candidate.

Chebukati Rubbishes Allegations of Night Meetings With Nasa

On Sunday night, Deputy President William Ruto was hosted by Hussein Mohamed on Sunday Live. This was his first TV interview since the August 8 election and the subsequent nullification of the same by the Supreme Court.

WHO and UNICEF Respond to Raila’s Allegations that Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Makes Women Sterile

The World Health Organization and UNICEF, have issued a statement in response to Raila’s allegations that the tetanus vaccine in Kenya has a sterility hormone. In a press conference yesterday, the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader accused the government of deliberately sterilizing thousands o

Martha Karua Wants Entire General Election Nullified

Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua now wants the court to nullify the entire August 8 general election. In a certificate of urgency at the High Court in Kerugoya, Karua argues that the presidential election was carried out alongside five others, which should also be nullified. She said all l

France’s Macron jets to storm-flattened island

Speaking on the tarmac of the airport at Pointe a Pitre in Guadeloupe, one of France’s overseas territories, Macron defended criticism that France was not prepared. He pointed out that at the last minute the Category 3 storm they were expecting to land on Guadeloupe turned into a Category 5 and rammed St.

Irma destroyed about 25% of houses in Florida Keys, FEMA says

Two days after Irma made landfall there, authorities and residents were finally able to reach some of the islands Tuesday. What they found was devastating: An estimated 25% of the houses on the chain of islands have been destroyed, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday. Another 65% suffered major damage.

Bannon: I left White House to be ‘wingman’ for Trump agenda

Bannon delivered a keynote address in Hong Kong on the subject of “American economic nationalism, the populist revolt and Asia” at an event organized by Hong Kong brokerage firm CLSA. He also discussed the US relationship with China and his belief that a trade war between the two nations can be avoided.

Britain puts Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal on hold

U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media.

Spokeswoman: Porn video ‘liked’ by Ted Cruz Twitter account removed

“The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter,” tweeted Catherine Frazier‏, Cruz’s senior communications adviser. Her response came after Twitter users noticed late Monday that Cruz’s account liked a tweet from an account titled “Sexuall Posts” that had a porn video attached.

How Germany stacks up against its neighbors

Immigration is still a top concern for many German voters after more than a million asylum seekers entered the country over the past two years, but other issues such as income inequality, climate change and an aging population are equally divisive.

Ted Cruz Just ‘Liked’ A Hardcore Porn Video On Twitter

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), or whoever had access to his Twitter account at the time, “liked” a hardcore porn video on Monday night. The clip, which appeared in his likes, was from an account called “Sexuall Posts” and contained a 2:20 segment of a video from the adult video website Reality Kings.

The White House Really Doesn’t Want To Talk About Climate Change And Hurricanes

The White House has refused to draw any clear link between Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and climate change despite growing pressure from advocates and other officials. “Causality is something outside of my ability to analyze right now,” Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert told reporters during a press briefing on Monday.

Here Are All The Possible Excuses For Ted Cruz ‘Liking’ A Porn Video

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ― or whoever had access to his Twitter account on Monday night ― “liked” a porn video, which caused his name to trend on social media. The “like” was quickly yanked off Twitter and his communications director said it was reported.

New ‘Monday Night Football’ Reporter Suffers Intense Stage Fright

We’ve all experienced stage fright, yes? Well, this was … stage FRIGHT!!! A sideline reporter’s rough debut during the Monday Night Football game in Denver transformed him into a viral sensation. Sergio Dipp, a Mexico City-based reporter who normally works for ESPN Deportes, struggled through his deer-in-the-headlights moment (in his second language, no less) during the Broncos-Chargers game.