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Las Vegas gunman planned to escape after massacre, sheriff says

Stephen Paddock planned to escape after killing 58 people at a country music festival Sunday night, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said without providing details. But as authorities moved in, Paddock turned the gun on himself in his room on the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Hidden ballot boxes, encrypted texts: How Catalans staged their referendum

It was all part of a coordinated crackdown on Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum — banned by Spain’s highest court, but held in defiance of Madrid by Catalonia’s passionate separatists who felt their long-held dream of an independent state was close at hand. Despite the attempt to thwart the vote, more than 2 million Catalans made their voice heard.

Google announces donut-sized Google Home speaker

The company is showing off its latest gadgets at a press event in San Francisco. The first product unveiled on Wednesday is tiny-sized version of its Google Home speaker. Called the Google Home Mini — which Google says is smaller than a donut — is a rounded disk covered in the hottest new technology material: fabric.

After ‘moron’ report, Tillerson reaffirms commitment to Trump

“President Trump’s foreign policy goals break the mold of what people traditionally think is achievable by our country,” Tillerson said. “Our job is now to achieve results on behalf of America and we are doing that.” “What we have accomplished, we have accomplished as a team,” Tillerson said, adding that he reaffirmed his “commitment to this role.”

Trump doesn’t have magic wand to wipe out Puerto Rico’s debt

President Trump, who gave himself the royal moniker during the 2016 campaign, told Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera that “we will have to wipe out” Puerto Rico’s crushing debt load. Trump’s dramatic statement spooked the market. The price of some Puerto Rican bonds crashed 15% Wednesday, suggesting investors are even more worried about being repaid.

Australia to use drivers license photos to create facial recognition database

Described as a National Facial Biometric Matching Capability by the Australian government, it will allow law enforcement to access “passport, visa, citizenship and driver license images” to identify people of interest. Turnbull announced the strict new measure on Wednesdayalong with a range of other measures designed to “keep Australians safe.”

Ivanka Trump rebrands — again

Her three children, Arabella, 6, Joseph, 3, and Theodore, 1, were the true stars of the feed. Theodore taking his first — documented — crawl in the White House State Dining Room in January. Joseph pressing his face against the window glass in the Oval Office in February.

How Jubilee is Preparing for Raila’s Election Boycott or Withdrawal

If everything remains constant, it is clear that Nasa candidate Raila Odinga will not take part in the October 26 election. What he has said is that there will be no election, but remains cagey on how he will ensure this.

Arsenal Invincible Thierry Henry “Can’t Wait for First Time Visit to Kenya”

Arsenal invincible Thierry Henry has expressed excitement over his impending arrival in the country in mid-December. Henry’s highly anticipated tour is part of the Guinness Made of Black partnership with the East African Breweries Limited. The brands will be working with Henry to celebrate the un

Dennis Oliech Strikes 2018 World Cup Brand Ambassador Gig Amidst Claims of Being Broke (Photos)

At this rate, the allegations that former Harambee Stars striker Dennis Oliech is broke will keep reappearing until Jesus returns. We have been here before and it is dumbfounding just how some Kenyans continue to get ‘excited’ about Oliech’s alleged downfall. Even more astounding is that the curr

Google’s new Pixelbook is a $1000 Chromebook you’ll actually want

If ever there was any doubt about Google’s commitment to Chromebooks, we can now say once and for all that it was misplaced. Google’s new Pixelbook, the first premium, feature-packed Chromebook ever, will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about Chromebooks.

Discovery of World War II shipwreck ends a 74-year mystery

For 74 years, the merchant ship SS Macumba lay lost beneath the depths of the Arafura Sea, off the coast of Australia’s Northern Territory. It was attacked back in August 1943 by two Japanese aircraft, who scored a direct hit on the ship’s engine room.

The prime minister’s ‘British dream’ got savaged on Twitter and it’s genius

We’ve all heard of the American dream. The phrase conjures an image of an idyllic ranch somewhere, laden with blue skies and opportunity (and rabbits, sorry Lenny). But the British dream? Is that even a thing? British Prime Minister Theresa May’s disastrous speech at the Conservative Party conference today was entitled ‘Renewing the British Dream’.

Here’s everything you need to know about Google’s Pixel 2 event

Google is back in the game. At the company’s highly anticipated hardware event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Google revealed a trove of new devices, from phones and laptops to snazzy new speakers. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the event, have no fear: You can still check out the livestream on Google’s YouTube page.

Dude’s plan to go get some chicken nuggets goes viral

The chicken nugget may be simple, but boy, it attracts plenty of fanfare. Corey Dunkin, 30, a web developer and illustrator from Sydney, Australia created a Facebook event back in August called I’m going to go get some Chicken McNuggets®, taking place at the McDonald’s store on George St on Oct.

Here’s How Easy It Is To Make An AR-15 Even More Insanely Dangerous

When a Las Vegas police SWAT team blew the hinges off the door to Stephen Paddock’s luxury suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday night, they found a lifeless mass murderer and a cache of weapons. What appeared to be an AR-15 rifle was among the stockpile of firearms found in the room, which wasn’t surprising.

All 5 Living Former U.S. Presidents To Attend Hurricane Relief Concert

Former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama plan to attend a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M University later this month, following a devastating string of storms that has affected millions across Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.

Ivanka Trump Gets Schooled After Trying To Make A Point About Education

Her op-ed on technology in K-12 didn’t go over very well.

J.K. Rowling Sarcastically Points Out Trump’s ‘True Leadership’ Skills

The creator of a magical community thinks President Donald Trump is living in a fantasy world. After Trump lashed out at NBC News on Twitter Wednesday, J.K. Rowling summed up the president’s response to “fake news” in a single tweet, posting an image that showed all of Trump’s tweets about NBC and pairing it with a hilarious caption.

He Urged His Mistress To Have An Abortion, Then Voted To Ban Other Women From Getting One

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), had urged the woman he was having an affair with to abort her pregnancy during what turned out to be an “unfounded pregnancy scare” in January. On the same day the report was published, Murphy voted for legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks.