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News: Weekend Reads

Banker’s wife ordered to explain lavish lifestyle as U.K. deploys ‘unexplained wealth’ legislation

Thursday  22:03,   11 october 2018
nationalpost

There was the $28M spent at Harrods, a $20M house nearby and a $53M Gulfstream jet — all purchased by Zamira Hajiyeva, the unemployed wife of a banker.There was the £16 million ($28 million) spent at the luxury London department store Harrods. There >>>

Russian rocket failure strands astronauts on ISS ‘indefinitely’: Chris Hadfield

Thursday  22:03,   11 october 2018
globalnews.ca

Three astronauts living on the International Space Station (ISS) were set to welcome two new crew members Thursday, but the Russian Soyuz spacecraft heading there had to make an emergency landing just minutes after takeoff. NASA astronaut Nick Hague >>>

Crown prince sought to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him, U.S. intercepts show

Thursday  16:25,   11 october 2018
washingtonpost

Some Western officials believe that what transpired at the consulate in Istanbul may have been a “rendition” gone bad, ending in the Post contributor’s death.The intelligence, described by U.S. officials familiar with it, is another piece of... >>>

Easter Island discovery: Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues

Thursday  16:25,   11 october 2018
msn

Easter Island discovery: Experts unravel mystery of ancient statuesHistorians have long wondered why Easter Island’s famous statues are mostly located on the coast of the remote Pacific island – now a team of archaeologists has come up with an... >>>

'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

Thursday  00:25,   11 october 2018
msn

Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighbourhoods. Its winds shrieking, Michael crashed >>>

A Suicidal Nanny, an Underground Industry and 3 Babies Stabbed

Wednesday  20:07,   10 october 2018
nytimes

An attack at a Queens maternity center shined a light on “birth tourism,” private, unregulated nurseries that cater to both Chinese tourists and New Yorkers.Dark circles formed like warning signs beneath Yu Fen Wang’s eyes as she worked 12-hour... >>>

Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’

Wednesday  20:07,   10 october 2018
nytimes

A Philadelphia neighborhood is the largest open-air narcotics market for heroin on the East Coast. Addicts come from all over, and many never leave.The first time Mark shot up “Philly dope” was in the summer of 2017, with his girlfriend, Sarah. They >>>

Wife of limo driver breaks her silence after deadly crash

Wednesday  20:07,   10 october 2018
cbsnews

Kim Lisinicchia feels her husband is being wrongly blamed for the fatal crash that took 20 lives, including hisKim Lisinicchia told CBS News' DeMarco Morgan her husband, Scott, had been working part-time for Prestige Limousine for more than a year.... >>>

Assistant Who Stole $1M in Wine From Goldman Sachs Exec Jumps to Death

Wednesday  16:51,   10 october 2018
thedailybeast

At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 41-year-old Nicolas De-Meyer was due in Manhattan federal court to plead guilty to stealing $1.2 million in wine while employed as personal assistant to the CEO-in-waiting of Goldman Sachs. He was instead in room 3307 at the >>>

Operation MISafeKid recovers 123 missing children in Michigan's Wayne County

Wednesday  16:51,   10 october 2018
freep

Multiple law enforcement agencies teamed up for a 1-day initiative called Operation MISafeKid and recovered 123 missing kids throughout Wayne County.The sweep, dubbed Operation MISafeKid and conducted on Sept. 26, involved the Detroit Missing Child... >>>

Police release man in custody over slaying of Bulgarian journalist

Wednesday  02:25,   10 october 2018
cbc.ca

Police released a man hours after he was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with the slaying of Bulgarian TV reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found barely a week after she highlighted possible government corruption, Bulgarian police... >>>

‘Something doesn’t smell right’: The curious timing of Nikki Haley’s exit

Wednesday  02:25,   10 october 2018
washingtonpost

Why now? There aren't many good answers.Nikki Haley is resigning as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. And the timing is raising... >>>

Stan Lee Would Like to Set the Record Straight. Will Anyone Let Him?

Tuesday  18:51,   09 october 2018
thedailybeast

Vera Hartmann/Redux LOS ANGELES, California—Back in March, The Daily Beast published an eye-opening exposé about the last days of Stan Lee, the iconic comic-book writer and one of the key architects of Marvel Comics. Months after the passing of... >>>

Owner of limo that crashed was FBI informant who testified in terrorism trials

Tuesday  15:51,   09 october 2018
nydailynews

Owner of limo that crashed was FBI informant who testified in terrorism trials(Video by The Canadian... >>>

Trump's family has been conning America for decades. It could cost them millions.

Tuesday  12:26,   09 october 2018
nbcnews

The Trumps may soon wish they had sought their real estate fortunes anywhere except the liberal precincts of New York. During one of the political scandals that roiled New York City in the 1990s, around the time when Fred and Donald were working... >>>