Advice from police chiefs who dealt with mass shootings

Advice from police chiefs who dealt with mass shootings
In Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has been the face of the police response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, which left 58 dead and injured 546 people on October 1. Sheriff clarifies Las Vegas shooting timelinePulse survivor: 'That night, I was helpless'What did you learn about your department, and about humanity? Burguan: You're proud of your folks when you see something terrible happen and you know that, at this moment, that the natural

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger
(CNN)Sgt. La David Johnson married his childhood sweetheart and was expecting his third child.All four died in an ambush on October 4, after helping local forces in Niger combat terrorists.They came from across the country, each leaving a profound legacy on their communities. Here's what we know about their lives and service of the four soldiers killed: Sgt. La David Johnson, 25Even as an adult, Johnson had a playful spirit, once demonstrated by his unusual method of commuting when

Leith accidentally reveals Bake Off winner

Leith accidentally reveals Bake Off winner
Meet the Great British Bake Off finalists Channel 4's Bake Off risk has paid off Image copyright @PrueLeith She earlier said she had been confused by the time difference between the Asian country and the UK, thinking the final had already aired."The time difference is massive," she told the Press Association. "I thought that they got it six hours ago."Bhutan is six hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.In her now-deleted tweet, Leith said she "wanted to

North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians

North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians
A North Korean prison policewoman stands guard behind fences at a jail on the banks of Yalu River near the Chongsong county of North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. Many Christians in North Korea are sent to prison camps where they are tortured for their faith.  (REUTERS/Jacky Chen ) North Korea is officially an atheist state where – except for a “show church” in Pyongyang that tourists are shown -- public worship is forbidden. The country

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?
In one of the most unusual episodes, Cumbrian MP and self-confessed "complete and utter pop music anorak" Tim Farron listened to NWA's Straight Outta Compton - a slightly edgier group than the Liberal Democrat party he once led in Westminster. The world's most dangerous group? Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA "I think there were some people who thought I was trying to be down with the kids, but I just thought there was a good story

Statues and ammunition: North Korea’s Africa connections

Statues and ammunition: North Korea’s Africa connections
Windhoek, Namibia (CNN)Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital. In one hand the liberation-struggle soldier carries a Kalashnikov rifle. In the other, he's throwing what looks like a Soviet-era stick grenade.The communist-style design is no coincidence. Heroes' Acre was built by a North Korean firm. Across Africa from here to Gaborone, from Luanda to Dakar, governments have been quietly doing deals with the North Korean state for years. And as North Korean leader Kim Jong

Iran’s hardliners say Trump has done them ‘great favors’

Iran’s hardliners say Trump has done them ‘great favors’
Tehran (CNN)Tehran is a city that wears its political colors on its sleeve. The sprawling Iranian capital nestles between barren mountain ranges, its streets packed with high rises, leafy parks and markets. Vicious infighting has raged here since Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a landmark nuclear agreement with the West; moderates rally around Rouhani, calling for more political freedom, while hardliners and clerics lament the country's "softer" international stance. Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal (full)Chants of 'Death to America'Hours

Nelly’s Rape Accuser Is Dropping Her Case Against The Rapper!

Nelly’s Rape Accuser Is Dropping Her Case Against The Rapper!
It's over… As In the document, Koehler says the young lady told Auburn Police Department and the King County Prosecutor's Office "to put a halt to the criminal investigation." Contrary to rumors, the "21 year old college student" never wanted "notoriety" or "a dime from that man," and feels utterly powerless against a celebrity. (You can read the full letter HERE.) Scott Rosenblum, the Country Grammar artist's attorney, responded by saying the woman's "reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was

George Saunders wins Man Booker prize

George Saunders wins Man Booker prize
Speaking after his name was announced, Saunders said: "Thank you for this great honour which I hope to live up to with the rest of my work, for the rest of my life." The Texas-born author, who lives in New York, has previously won the Folio Prize and Story Prize for his short story collection Tenth of December. Lincoln in the Bardo is his ninth book, and had been the favourite to win the Booker.The Duchess of Cornwall presented

Twitter Was Not Here For Sean Spicer’s Emmy Appearance

Twitter Was Not Here For Sean Spicer’s Emmy Appearance
All in all, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards was a pretty good Emmys. Stephen Colbert didn't make a single racially insensitive joke, Lena Waithe gave an incredibly inspiring acceptance speech, the gay episode of won twice, and there was not a win in sight. But there was one dark cloud over the evening: the surprise, supposedly comedic appearance by disgraced former press secretary Sean Spicer. Judging by the Sean Spicer Emmy reactions on Twitter, viewers were not pleased to see this angry little

Alec Baldwin Had The Most Savage Emmys Acceptance Speech & It Was Amazing

Alec Baldwin Had The Most Savage Emmys Acceptance Speech & It Was Amazing
Well, there's at least one person whose life got better once Donald Trump was elected president last November, and that's comedian Alec Baldwin. On Sunday night, thanks in large part to President Trump, Alec Baldwin snagged an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, for his role portraying Donald Trump on . And in thanking Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for this honor, Alec Baldwin dissed Trump in his Emmy acceptance speech,

UK police investigate new Weinstein claims

UK police investigate new Weinstein claims
New York police are also investigating claims against Weinstein, including rape and sexual assault. More than two dozen women - among them actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan - have made a number of accusations against him.Weinstein, 65, is a huge figure in the film world, where his productions have received more than 300 Oscar nominations and won 81. Woody Allen 'sad' for Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein: The accusers' stories James Corden criticised for Weinstein joke Women

‘Radiolab’ creator is back with a podcast that’s taking a long, hard look at America

‘Radiolab’ creator is back with a podcast that’s taking a long, hard look at America
Jad Abumrad, creator of "More Perfect" and master interviewer, who doesn't like to be the subject of interviews.Image: More perfectThe United States of America is swinging – culturally, legally, and of course, politically.  For Jad Abumrad, so-called public radio royalty, best known for bringing us the joys of Radiolab, the key to a more perfect union is finding a pivot point (the law) and using it to peel the layers of the onion (history) that has lead to the

Jackie Chan’s daughter Etta comes out on Instagram

Jackie Chan’s daughter Etta comes out on Instagram
Etta Ng, daughter of Hollywood star Jackie Chan, has come out publicly on Instagram. In a post on Thursday, the 18-year-old shared a picture of herself against a rainbow backdrop with hashtags #lgbt and #lesbian. 🌈 #lgbtqai #lgbt #lesbian #androgynous A post shared by @stolenmilktea on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:43am PDT SEE ALSO: Sorry haters, Macklemore's 'Same Love' just charted number one again Around the same time Ng's post went up, another was posted by Canadian social media

Australia’s Aboriginal light festival illuminates a 300 million-year-old canvas

Australia’s Aboriginal light festival illuminates a 300 million-year-old canvas
Parrtjima, a festival of light in Alice Springs, Australia.Image: James Horan Photography for Tourism NTOne canvas, two kilometres (1.2 miles) long, 300 million years old. The first Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world, Parrtjima, is back for another year. It's an annual, free, ten-night festival celebrating Arrernte (Central Australian) art and culture, held in Mparntwe (Alice Springs, Australia) from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1. Numerous large-scale light works are being switched on every night, including a

Rinder rejects same-sex Strictly pairs

Rinder rejects same-sex Strictly pairs
Image caption The judge turned TV personality danced with Oksana Platero last year The Reverend Richard Coles, another of this year's celebrity hopefuls, said he would be happy to dance with a man.Judge Craig Revel Horwood, meanwhile, has said there will "probably" be same-sex couples on next year's edition.According to Robert Rinder, however, a contestant's dance partner on Strictly should have nothing to do with sexual orientation.The criminal barrister turned daytime TV personality, who married his partner Seth Cummings