• Police: Parents gave newborn daughter drugs to hide infant’s addiction
  • Alice Cooper’s ‘forgotten’ Warhol found after four decades in storage
  • German schoolgirl who allegedly joined ISIS may be tried in Iraq
  • Controversial Singaporean graphic novel wins ‘Oscars’ of comic world
  • Electricity shake-up could save consumers ‘up to 40bn’ – BBC News

Alice Cooper’s ‘forgotten’ Warhol found after four decades in storage

(CNN)Alice Cooper can be forgiven for forgetting some of the finer details of the early 1970s. After all, the rock star was touring the world and riding high off the success of tracks like “School’s Out.” “Alice got (it) as a birthday present, way back in the 70s when no one cared really about Andy — he was just coming into his own,” Gordon said over the phone. “We spoke…

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German schoolgirl who allegedly joined ISIS may be tried in Iraq

(CNN)A 16-year-old German girl who ran away from home in 2016 and allegedly joined ISIS has been found alive in Iraq, the German government confirmed Monday. “From what we know, she is physically fine,” Dresden prosecutor Lorenz Haase told CNN when asked about Wenzel’s condition. “However we do not know how she is psychologically.” Haase does not yet know if Wenzel will return to Germany and said she could be…

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Controversial Singaporean graphic novel wins ‘Oscars’ of comic world

Singapore (CNN)A graphic novel about the history of Singapore stirred controversy before its publication, with a senior official in the city-state once warning that it could “potentially undermine the authority of legitimacy of the government and its public institutions.” Last Friday, Liew and his graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” bagged three Eisner awards — Best Writer/Artist, Best Publication Design and Best US Edition of International Material…

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Electricity shake-up could save consumers ‘up to 40bn’ – BBC News

And they will even support people who agree to have their freezers switched off for a few minutes to smooth demand at peak times. They’ll also benefit a business that allows its air-conditioning to be turned down briefly to help balance a spell of peak energy demand on the National Grid. Among the first to gain from the rule changes will be people with solar panels and battery storage. At…

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US commissions largest-ever warship: What does it mean for Asia?

(CNN)The United States has just sent “a 100,000-ton message to the world,” says US President Donald Trump. Military players in North Asia While those new additions to the region may be making the recent headlines, the US has maintained a robust force at bases from Japan to Australia. Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa is home to the US Air Force’s 18th Wing, billed as the largest…

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Construction in China’s ‘skyscraper capital’ shows little sign of slowing

(CNN)It rises like a mirage as you pass the fallow fields and fish ponds of outer Hong Kong: a wall of skyscrapers shimmering in the distance. This is Shenzhen, which has grown from a small fishing village into a major financial and technology hub in less than 40 years. Today, Shenzhen has evolved beyond its manufacturing roots to become a hub for service industries — especially technology and design. Often…

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9 bizarre things that actually happened in the ’90s

(CNN)As we age, we tend to look back on earlier decades’ culture with smug superiority. Here are just nine examples: You had to dial up the Internet — and it took forever Back in the day when you wanted to “surf the Information Superhighway” — er, go online — you had to attach your desktop computer to a modem that would establish a balky Internet connection over the telephone. That’s…

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Quorn booms as ‘flexitarians’ increase – BBC News

“Our growth will continue as expected, regardless of the Brexit deal that is reached. “In fact, today’s investment is indicative of our confidence in becoming a billion-dollar brand in the next 10 years.” The firm, which has been owned by Monde Nissin of the Philippines since 2015, says it made a pre-tax operating profit of 13.7m in the first six months of 2017. Quorn, a meat substitute made from fungus,…

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The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make At Work

Truth is, you dont have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career. The following list contains nine of the most notorious behaviors that you should avoid at all costs. The name says it all. Stabbing your colleagues in the back, intentionally or otherwise, is a huge source of strife in the workplace. One of the…

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31-pound cat named Mr. Handsome is the internet’s new favorite pet

Image: chatham county animal shelter Here’s a good situation: a 31-pound stray cat who goes by “Mr. Handsome” has received so much interest at a Pittsboro, North Carolina animal shelter that his new home will be determined by a literal raffle. Mr. Handsome, a flawless celebrity, has been winning hearts all week after being brought into the Chatham County Animal Shelter as a stray. Since then, there’s been such an…

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Craigslist helps dude find car after he forgets where he parked

Image: Craigslist One New York family was left in a bit of a spot when their son forgot where he parked his car following a Metallica concert. Luckily, they had a few clues to go on they just needed some local help. Nineteen-year-old Gavin Strickland was forced to park his Nissan Versa sedan in a garage several miles away from Toronto’s Rogers Center (presumably due to congestion) and take a…

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Enter to win a OnePlus 5 for free

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If we learned anything from 2016, its that two-party systems sometimes end in chaos. The same principle applies to smartphone shopping. Why must we choose between Apple and Samsung as our predominant options, when both have their shortcomings and, for some, deal-breakers? SEE ALSO: Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest)…

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London Officers Make Girl Cry After Fining Her For Lemonade Stand

The girl was the daughter of Andr Spicer, a professor at the City University Londons business school. In an essay for The Telegraphpublished Thursday, Spicer detailed the moment four council enforcement officers stormed up to her little table. An officer read a lengthy legal statement the gist of which was that because my daughter didnt have a trading permit, she would be fined [150 pounds], Spicer wrote. In the U.S….

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Spicer: The President did not want me to go

Washington (CNN)Sean Spicer said Friday night that President Donald Trump did not want him to resign as White House press secretary but “understood” that it was in the best interest of the administration. “He’s been very gracious throughout this process,” Spicer said of Trump. “My decision was to recommend to the President that I give Anthony and Sarah a clean slate to start from, so that they can talk about…

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Mother of four residing in church as lawyers seek to stay her deportation

(CNN)In what some lawmakers are calling a “morally repugnant” incident and a “humanitarian nightmare,” a single mother of four who has been living in the United States for 24 years is now seeking refuge in a New Haven, Connecticut church in an attempt to avoid deportation. “Iwant the President of the United States to come here and meet her,” Murphy said in a news conference Friday afternoon outside Iglesia De…

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Oxygen therapy brings ‘remarkable’ turnaround for toddler who fell in pool

(CNN)Eden Carlson’s story might be one in a million. “We’re stimulating growth of tissue and inhibiting inflammation and stopping cell death,” said Dr. Paul G. Harch, clinical professor and director of hyperbaric medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Ultimately, Sempsrott said, Eden’s story is “remarkable” and one he hopes can be reproduced,…

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White House demands release of US prisoners in Iran or face ‘serious consequences’

Washington (CNN)The White House is demanding the release of all Americans currently being held in Iran and says President Donald Trump is “prepared to impose new and serious” consequences on the country if they are not released and returned. The statement mentioned three Americans specifically by name: Robert Levinson and Siamak and Baquer Namazi. Levinson has been held captive in Iran for over 10 years and The Namazis were taken…

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