The Independent4 min readCrime & Violence
What To Know About The Prison Sentence For A Movie Armorer In A Fatal Shooting By Alec Baldwin
A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin h
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‘They Behave Like Kids’: Mauricio Pochettino Furious As Chelsea Players Row Over Penalty
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino was left “so upset” after his players argued over penalty-taking duties during the 6-0 win over Everton on Monday night, in scenes he branded “unacceptable”. Chelsea were four goals up - with Cole Palmer scoring a
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Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' Is Unflinching About His Brutal Stabbing And Uncanny In Its Vital Spirit
In Salman Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing that hospitalized him and left him blind in one eye, the author wastes no time reliving the day he thought might be his last. “At a quarter to eleven on August 12, 2022, on a sunny Friday morning
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What The Papers Say – April 16
What happens next following Iran’s aerial attack on Israel is the question occupying many of Tuesday’s newspaper front pages. The Guardian carries the words of the Israel Defence Forces chief of staff saying the attack “will be met with a response” a
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James Martin Shares Health Update After Cancer Diagnosis
TV chef James Martin has shared an update on his health after undergoing surgery for cancer. The formerSaturday Kitchen host, 51, had surgery to remove facial cancer after his first diagnosis in 2018. Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine on Monday morning (16
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Salvage Crews Race Against The Clock To Remove Massive Chunks Of Fallen Baltimore Bridge
Nearly three weeks since Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed under the impact of a wayward cargo ship, crews are using the largest crane on the Eastern Seaboard to haul the wreckage to a nearby salvage yard. The heaviest section so far wei
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Megan Fox Is Right: We Shouldn’t Waste Our Time On Bad Dates
Don’t waste your energy on men. That’s the dating advice Megan Fox dished out over the weekend, almost one month after confirming the end of her engagement to Machine Gun Kelly. Speaking to E! News at Revolve Festival on Sunday, the 37-year-old actor
The Independent1 min readAmerican Government
Trump Angrily Denies Falling Asleep In Court As Day Two Of Historic Hush Money Trial Gets Underway: Live
Donald Trump is making history once again as the first American president to ever stand trial on criminal charges. The former president has been charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records in a bid to conceal a hush money payment made to ad
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England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt Named Wisden’s Leading Women’s Cricketer In The World
Nat Sciver-Brunt has become the first English woman to be honoured as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world, heading an awards list that also includes Harry Brook and Mark Wood among the almanack’s five cricketers of the year. Sciver-Brunt takes to
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John Wayne Bobbitt, Whose Wife Sliced Off His Penis, Loses Toes Due To Water Contamination
John Wayne Bobbitt, who became a fixation of tabloids in the early 1990s after his wife chopped off part of his penis, has lost all 10 of his toes. The 57-year-old, who now lives in Sarasota, Florida, believes that drinking unsafe water while station
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AP PHOTOS: What's On The Voters’ Minds As India Heads Into A 6-week National Election
Raj Sud, 94, has voted in almost every election held in independent India, bearing witness to the eventful journey of a diverse, and now the world’s most populous, democracy over the last 76 years. Nearly 970 million people are eligible to vote in In
The Independent3 min readCrime & Violence
Tennessee Judge Set To Decide Whether A Nashville School Shooters' Journals Are Public Records
Whether the journals of a Nashville school shooter can be released to the public will go before a Tennessee judge on Tuesday after nearly a year of legal wrangling over who can participate in the case. What started as a simple public records request
The Independent4 min readCrime & Violence
Abu Ghraib Detainee Shares Emotional Testimony During Trial Against Virginia Military Contractor
A former detainee at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison described to jurors Monday the type of abuse that is reminiscent of the scandal that erupted there 20 years ago: beatings, being stripped naked and threatened with dogs, stress positions meant to in
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Former England And Kent Spinner Derek Underwood Dies Aged 78
Derek Underwood, the most prolific spin bowler in England’s Test history, has died at the age of 78. Underwood, affectionately known as ‘Deadly’, claimed 297 scalps in 86 Test appearances with his brisk left-arm spin, as well as another 32 in ODIs. K
The Independent1 min readInternational Relations
Iran Israel Attack - Latest: UN Watchdog ‘Concerned’ Israel Could Strike Tehran’s Nuclear Facilities
The chief of the United Nations nuclear watchdog has voiced concerns over a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities by Israel’s armed forces. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi was speaking after Israel’s military
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Mystery Object That Crashed Onto Florida Home Came From Space Station, Nasa Confirms
A mystery object that crashed onto a Florida home last month was from the International Space Station, Nasa has confirmed. The object, weighing about 0.7kg (1.6lbs) and 10cm (4in) tall, was part of equipment from the space station that tore through a
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Liz Truss Book: Key Revelations From The Ex-PM’s 49 Days In No 10
For a prime minister in office for just 49 days, Liz Truss’s new book is jam-packed with jaw-dropping tales from her time in Downing Street. The ex-Tory leader, who took over from Boris Johnson in the summer of 2022, has offered a look behind the sce
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Sunak Faces Tory Revolt As MPs Debate Flagship ‘Smokefree Generation’ Plan
Rishi Sunak faces the prospect of another backbench rebellion on Tuesday as his plans to stop young people from ever smoking come before the Commons for the first time. The plan, which would make it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone born aft
The Independent3 min readAmerican Government
‘Sleepy Don’: Trump Sparks Twitter Hilarity As He Appears To Fall Asleep At Trial
While the rest of the world can’t peel their eyes away as Donald Trump’s historic criminal trial gets under way in New York, the former president himself appears to be far less enthralled by the proceedings. Jury selection got under way on Monday in
The Independent4 min readCrime & Violence
Second High-profile Stabbing To Rock Sydney In Recent Days Is Declared A Terrorist Attack
A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and priest during a church service in a second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days that authorities on Tuesday declared an act of terrorism. The 16-year-old was overpowere
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Everton Granted Extension To Repay £158m Loan
Everton have been granted an extension to the deadline for a £158m loan to be repaid as the prospective owners 777 Partners try to raise the funds needed to complete their buyout. The club owed investment firm MSP Capital and two local businessmen, A
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Characters Enter The Public Domain. Winnie The Pooh Becomes A Killer. Where Is Remix Culture Going?
The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character's head? Thus unfol
The Independent3 min readCrime & Violence
Police In India Arrest Two People For Shooting At Bollywood Star Salman Khan’s Home
Two unidentified men on a motorbike opened fire outside the home of Indian filmstar Salman Khan in Mumbai on Sunday, police said. The men, captured on CCTV, are suspected to be from Gurugram in the northern state of Haryana and belong to jailed gangs
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Controversial TikTok personality Kyle Marisa Roth dead at 36
TikTok personality Kyle Marisa Roth is dead at age 36. In an announcement on Instagram on 15 April, Roth’s sister Lindsay shared with fans that the TikTokker died from unknown causes. “As a family we are still processing and deciding how to properly
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UK Unemployment Rate Jumps By More Than Expected In Cooling Jobs Market
Britain’s unemployment rate has risen by more than expected and earnings growth has eased back once again in the latest sign that economic uncertainty is affecting the UK jobs market. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the jobless rate jum
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Superdry To Quit London Markets As It Launches Restructuring
Superdry has said it wants to delist from the London Stock Exchange, as the troubled fashion chain launched a restructuring plan in its latest efforts to salvage its future on the UK’s high streets. The company warned it would be forced to enter into
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Is Borussia Dortmund V Atletico Madrid On TV? Time, Channel And How To Watch Champions League Quarter-final
Borussia Dortmund will hope to overturn a one-goal deficit on home soil as they battle Atletico Madrid for a Champions League semi-final place. The German side rallied to come within inches of snatching a draw in the Spanish capital last week, but Ju
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House Passes Legislation To Punish Iran After Weekend Drone Attack On Israel
The House of Representatives passed a series of Iran-related bills on Monday evening with wide bipartisan support, a response to the attack on Saturday evening by Iranian forces against targets in Israel. Among the legislation passed on Monday were b
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Indiana Fever Choose Caitlin Clark As First Pick In WNBA Draft
Caitlin Clark, the University of Iowa sensation and NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer was picked first in the WNBA draft on Monday by the Indiana Fever. Clark, who helped carry the Hawkeyes to the national championship final this year, was wid
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New Recruiting Programs Put Army, Air Force On Track To Meet Enlistment Goals. Navy Will Fall Short
After several difficult years, the Army and Air Force say they are on track to meet their recruiting goals this year, reversing previous shortfalls using a swath of new programs and policy changes. But the Navy, while improving, expects once again to
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