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Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites
Source: Reuters

Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites

The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Koreas missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. West Coast defenses would likely include Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missil...


Charles Manson, infamous US cult leader and murderer dies at age 83

Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, and who became a symbol of the dark side of 1960s counterculture, has died aged 83. Manson was admitted to Bakersfield hospital, California earlier this month and died of natural causes on Sunday. In 1969, his followers, known as the Manson family, killed nine people. Among the victi...


California Wildfire: 23 dead, thousands displaced
Source: Agencies

California Wildfire: 23 dead, thousands displaced

Massive wildfires sweeping through California have killed at least 23 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings, authorities said. Firefighters were still battling 22 wildfires in multiple California counties Wednesday. Intensified by strong winds, the flames have charred about 170,000 acres of land, damaged or destroyed at least 3,500 structures and forced nearly 20...


Rock artist Tom Petty dies at 66
Source: Reuters

Rock artist Tom Petty dies at 66

Tom Petty, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage to produce a long string of durable hits, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66. Tony Dimitriades, Mr. Pettys longtime manager, said in a statement that Mr. Petty suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, Calif., early Monday morning and was taken to the U.C.L.A. Medical Ce...


The Rock to run for US presidency in 2020?
Source: BBC

The Rock to run for US presidency in 2020?

After parleying a professional wrestling career as The Rock into leading roles in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson is entertaining the idea of jumping into the political ring, including perhaps even a run for the White House someday. Johnson, 44, who stars in the upcoming Disney animated film Moana as the voice of demigod Maui, told Reuters the excitement surrounding last weeks presidential election h...


Thousands of anti-Trump protests take to streets of U.S. cities

Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trumps surprise presidential election win, blasting his controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands of protesters filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trumps gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds o...


Anti-Trump demonstrators set fires, break windows in California

Protests against Donald Trump broke out in Californias Bay Area late on Tuesday after the Republican candidate won the U.S. presidential election, a Reuters witness and local media reported. Demonstrators set fire to a likeness of Trump, smashed store front windows and set garbage and tires on fire in downtown Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco. A few miles away, University of Californi...


Using Facebook may help people live longer : Study
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Using Facebook may help people live longer : Study

Using Facebook may help you live longer, but only when it serves to maintain and enhance your real-world social ties, a new study of over 12 million social media users has found. The research confirms what scientists have known for a long time about the offline world: People who have stronger social networks live longer. It documents for the first time that what happens online may matter too. ...


Arnold Schwarzenegger will not vote for Republican
Source: BBC

Arnold Schwarzenegger will not vote for Republican

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will not vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the presidential election. Schwarzenegger has joined the growing list of prominent Republicans who are denouncing Trump after he was caught making lewd remarks about women in a 2005 video that got leaked on Friday. Schwarzenegger did not specifically use Trumps name in his statement, relea...


Rolling Stones likely to announce first studio album in a decade

The Rolling Stones are expected on Thursday to announce their first studio album in a decade after teasing new music for days on Twitter. The British rock band this week released on Twitter a 10-second snatch of a bluesy track and video of them playing in a studio, with the message Coming Oct 6. On Wednesday, the bands official Twitter feed said, Tomorrow. 2 PM GMT/6 AM PST/9 AM EST. The ...


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