Thailand releases Australia's refugee soccer star

Thailand on Monday freed jailed refugee Bahraini athlete Hakeem Al Araibi, who has residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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Inexpensive broadbeam LED headlamp
I have a few different LED headlamps, but this one is by far my favorite. It features a band of LEDs that throw light in a wide area in front of you. It lights up the entire area around you, as opposed to LED headlamps that illuminate just a spot. It uses 3 AAA batteries and has an easy on-off touch sensor switch. Read the rest
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One in five US kids don’t drink water on any given day
Kids, teens and young adults who don’t drink water end up guzzling almost 100 extra calories a day from sugary beverages, on average, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. About one-fifth of the 8,400 subjects ages 2 to 19 in the nationally representative survey reported no water intake on a given day. And...
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Kraft spa videos will be public once jury is sworn or case resolved
A Florida judge spiked the release of Robert Kraft’s alleged rub-and-tug videos on Tuesday, but promised to make the footage public once a jury is sworn or the Patriots owner’s case is resolved. Kraft, 77, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution at a day spa in Jupiter, Fla., back in January. He...
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Scouts break down Jones, Lock for Giants’ draft: Like ‘Archie’ and ‘Rodgers’
They don’t know. And, often — alarmingly so — they get it wrong. By “they,” we refer to those who get paid large sums of money from NFL teams to study and project the careers of quarterbacks. It is a prognostication fraught with peril, as no position on the field is filled with more swings...
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Jaws of Life used to free dog’s head from cinder block
HASTINGS, Fla. — Officials say Florida firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free a Rottweiler that got her head stuck in a cinder block. St. Johns County Fire Rescue posted on Facebook that firefighters responded to a Hastings home on Saturday. Officials say the 6-month-old dog named Fifi had managed to wedge her head...
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S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record closing highs on upbeat earnings
The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased rally on Tuesday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings reports eased concerns about a slowdown.
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‘RHOBH’ star Dorit Kemsley’s ever-changing hair looks, explained
Page Six Style spoke with Kemsley's hairstylist Justine Marjan about her dramatic 'dos.
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38 dogs found at home of woman who left 7 newborn puppies in a dumpster
The woman, who ditched a bag of puppies in a dumpster, has been arrested.
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Reckless police instructor slammed for jumping in front of target practice
Startling video from a police training exercise at the Superior School in Parana, Brazil, shows a shooting instructor walking in front of targets as officers fire live rounds. No injuries occurred, although the trainer could face disciplinary action for violating safety protocols.
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others. The executions were...
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The mystery surrounding Britney Spears’ cancelled tour goes deeper than you’d think
What is really happening with America’s favorite pop star? After Britney Spears cancelled her “Domination” Vegas residency due to her father’s illness, sources claim the real reason for the cancellation was disappointing ticket sales. Although those close to the singer deny the rumors, The Blast claims her camp used the illness as a “smokescreen” to...
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Sinatra faked it until he made it too: Anna Sorokin’s lawyer
She’s no more of a fraud than Frank Sinatra.
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Zookeeper attacked by Sumatran tiger identified
The zookeeper was attacked by a Sumatran tiger inside the animal's enclosure.
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‘Stop Planning and Start Cooking.’ José Andrés on the Power of Food in the Midst of Tragedy
Chef José Andrés knows the key to being a successful professional cook is the ability to adapt in unpredictable situations. “Stop planning and start cooking,” the Spanish-born cook, restauranteur and humanitarian said during a panel at the TIME 100 Summit. Since 2010, Andrés has rushed to disaster zones wrecked by shattering events like hurricanes, earthquakes…
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Jared Kushner: Investigations into Russian meddling more harmful than interference
Jared Kushner made the case that the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been “way more harmful” to American democracy than Russia.
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Intel puts 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 5GHz turbo option in a laptop processor
Intel announces new 45W mobile parts and a full range of desktop chips.
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Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, transferred to federal penitentiary
Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is serving his 81-month sentence at United States Penitentiary Canaan. He is scheduled for release on Christmas 2024.
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How the Founder of Poo-Purri Thinks About Success and Achievement
Gerard Adams sits down with Suzy Batiz to discuss her guiding principles and latest projects.
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Skip the Gym, Plastic Surgeons Can Now Sculpt Belly Fat Into a Weird Chiseled Six-Pack
Actually getting your butt to the gym can often be harder than the workout itself, but there might now be a shortcut for getting a defined set of six-pack abs. Researchers at the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine have developed a new plastic surgery technique called abdominal etching that can…Read more...
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Texas Instruments quarterly revenue beats estimates, shares up
Chipmaker Texas Instruments reported better-than-expected first-quarter revenue on Tuesday, sending its shares up 5 percent after the bell.
Woman wakes up from coma after 27 years, calls son’s name
A mom, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car crash, woke up from a coma 27 years later and called the name of her son who she'd saved in the crash.
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Manchester United’s season implodes in pathetic fashion
Six weeks after a miraculous Champions League victory, it looks as if the Red Devil's season will end in misery.
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Column: Tour better equipped for new round of Tigermania
Column: Tiger Woods still the show stopper on a tour that now has stronger supporting cast        
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Snap returns to user growth on new shows, Android app; shares jump
Snap Inc on Tuesday beat Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue as its photo-messaging app Snapchat added users for the first time in three quarters, backed by the popularity of its original shows and the launch of a new Android app, sending its shares up 12 percent.
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Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to hold closed-door meeting
Said Dorsey to staff: “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all." Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to meet with noted Twitter user President Donald Trump. The meeting will last 30 minutes, according to an email Dorsey sent around today to Twitter staff, and the two will discuss "the health of the public conversation on Twitter." The internal Twitter email was obtained by Motherboard. From their report: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, along with other Twitter executives, is having a closed-door meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to an internal Twitter email obtained by Motherboard from two independent sources. The meeting comes after an invitation from the White House, the email adds. The email does not detail what the meeting will specifically be about, but says the company anticipates it to be about “the health of the public conversation on Twitter,” according to the email written by Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety. Dorsey himself chimed in on the thread, according to a second email obtained by Motherboard from two sources. “As you know, I believe that conversation, not silence, bridges gaps and drives towards solutions,” Dorsey wrote. “I have met with every world leader who has extended an invitation to me, and I believe the discussions have been productive, and the outcomes meaningful.” Some Twitter employees will likely take issue with their CEO meeting President Trump. Read the rest
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Mass Funerals Begin In A Grieving Sri Lanka
Mourners and religious leaders gathered to say goodbye to more than 300 people who died in a string of bombings on Sunday at churches and hotels. Among the dead are 45 children.
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Massive Oregon property for sale has 61 bedrooms
This spread would even fit the Duggars from “19 Kids and Counting.” A 61-bedroom house is in the market in Portland, Ore. The 62,860-square-foot brick building sits on just over 3 acres and contains, over four stories, the incredible 61 bedrooms, 19 private bathrooms, 20 shared bathrooms, a commercial-grade kitchen, dining rooms (plural), a gym...
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Kids hack dad's facial recognition lock in easiest way possible
Hacking facial-recognition systems is so easy a kid could do it.  One Irish politician found this out the hard way when he discovered the reason he kept finding his laptop battery drained. It turns out his kids were using his campaign flyers — prominently featuring a picture of his face — to bypass the facial-recognition lock on his computer.  SEE ALSO: Think twice about posting photos of your kid on Facebook "So, I was wondering why the battery on my laptop was running down every time I left it at home," Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, who represents the Midlands Northwest constituency, tweeted Tuesday. "Turns out the kids have been using my election leaflets to get through the facial recognition lock..." Read more...More about Hacking, Facial Recognition, Tech, and Cybersecurity
EBay beats quarterly revenue estimates
EBay Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Tuesday, as the company's multi-year effort to make its ecommerce platforms more user friendly attracted more customers.
Study finds video games more harmful to girls’ social skills than boys
Video gaming does not harm social development in boys — but girls who play struggle to make friends, a study suggests. However, all kids aged eight to 10 who find it hard to make friends are more likely to game more than two years later. The study of more than 870 youngsters aged six to...
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These gaming laptops pack the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware
If you prefer your PC gaming in portable form, you're enjoying an embarrassment of riches right now. Intel has unveiled gaming-friendly 9th-generation Core laptop processors, while NVIDIA has unveiled GTX 16-series mobile GPUs that promise solid perf...
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India Is Changing Some Cities' Names, And Muslims Fear Their Heritage Is Being Erased
Officials have been altering names to become more Hinducentric. "It is very dangerous for national integrity and unity," says a historian. The changes accelerated ahead of this year's elections.
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The Latest: 2nd masseuse in Kraft case arrested
A second massage therapist who detectives in Florida say performed a sex act on New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been arrested and faces several prostitution charges        
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Never mind: U.S. stocks return to record heights
Most recent record for the benchmark index was set last September, shortly before the market took a nosedive in the fourth quarter
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Alabama politicians compare abortions to the Holocaust
"Invoking the Holocaust to advance any policy position is totally out of bounds," said a spokesperson for the Anti-Defamation League
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Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump
The Twitter CEO said in an internal email obtained by WIRED that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."
MTA’s top earner made $344K in overtime last year
Riders get slapped with fare hikes — while these guys ride the gravy train. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s top earner last year raked in a whopping $344,146 in overtime pay — on top of his $117,499 salary, according to data released by the Empire Center Tuesday. Long Island Rail Road chief measurement operator Thomas Caputo...
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Walmart accused of racial discrimination by warehouse workers with records
Nearly 200 African Americans lost their jobs due to background checks after the retailer took over a distribution center
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Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 12.3 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the beta to developers and two weeks after releasing the second public beta. Beta testers who have joined Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 12.3 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device. Those who want to download the new beta can do so after signing up for the beta program, which gives access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. iOS 12.3 brings the new TV app that Apple first introduced at its March 25 event. The TV app is an updated version of the original TV app, offering up TV shows, movies, sports, news, and more all in one easy-to-access spot. The updated TV app has improved content recommendations available through a new "For You" section in the app, which will suggest shows and movies you'll like based on your past watched history. There's also a new feature called Channels. Channels are subscription services that you can sign up for and watch in the TV app without having to open up another app. Some of the new Channels include CBS All Access, Starz, Showtime, HBO, Nickelodeon, Mubi, The History Channel Vault, and Comedy Central Now. During the beta, users can subscribe to Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian, and Tastemade. In the future, the TV app will also house Apple TV+, Apple's upcoming streaming service for its original TV shows and movies.Related Roundup: iOS 12This article, "Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Mark Zuckerberg might not be untouchable after all
Mark Zuckerberg may soon find himself in an unfamiliar situation: facing actual, personal consequences for Facebook's missteps.  As the FTC continues to investigate the social network's mishandling of user data, it's looking more and more likely that officials will single out the Facebook CEO as they look to impose new punishments on the company.  Days after the Washington Post reported the FTC is in the midst of "discussions about how to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s data lapses," the paper now reports a Democratic senator is urging the agency to put the Facebook founder on blast. Zuckerberg should be "individually liable," for Facebook's privacy violations, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wrote in a letter to the FTC. Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, and Mark Zuckerberg
Pirates place Nick Burdi on IL with biceps, elbow pain
Reliever Nick Burdi has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the Pittsburgh Pirates with pain in his right biceps and elbow        
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Stocks Just Hit a Record. Thank the Fed.
The bull market lives, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s new, more relaxed approach to interest rates.
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Facebook struggles to monitor content with flood of new languages
NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe. The company offers its 2.3 billion users features such as menus and prompts...
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Why the 2020 U.S. Census Could Change Everything, According to an Expert
Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in support of and against a crucial citizenship question being added to the 2020 U.S. census—and President Trump, himself, couldn’t help but chime in on the debate earlier this month.Read more...
Los Angeles measles 'cluster' reported, officials say LAX and UCLA possible exposure sites
Health officials say potential sites include UCLA, LAX
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The Chiefs’ trade for Frank Clark is all about winning now
Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz lays out the Chiefs’ plan to build around Patrick Mahomes — and fix their defense. The Chiefs are going all-in for 2019 after acquiring Frank Clark from the Seahawks in exchange for this year’s first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick, and a swap of 2019 third-round picks. In addition, the Chiefs signed Clark to a massive extension, reportedly worth $105.5 million, which is more than the one the Cowboys recently gave pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence. That’s a hefty price to pay but it’s 100 percent worth it for the Chiefs. Let me tell you why. The Chiefs are taking one of three approaches to winning in the NFL There are three models of winning: Be the Patriots, pony up for free agents to build around your young star players (like the Broncos in 2015), or add talent around a young quarterback still on his rookie contract. The 2013 Seahawks, 2017 Eagles, and the 2017-18 Rams are examples of the last one. The Chiefs are following their lead. The Chiefs have their franchise quarterback, reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes. He’s cheap right now compared to the value he’s providing his team. If Mahomes were to hit the open market right now, he’d get a contract worth more than $40 million per season. The Chiefs don’t need to give him an extension for three more seasons, although his fifth-year option would be expensive and it would be cheaper to sign him earlier. So they are building around him. They have Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and a few running backs as offensive weapons. They have three highly paid offensive linemen. Their offense, which was good enough to win a Super Bowl last season, is set. Their defense, though, is not good enough. The Chiefs have taken steps to fix their defense this offseason Since Kansas City’s AFC Championship loss to the Patriots, the defense has undergone several changes. Out goes Bob Sutton and in comes Steve Spagnuolo to run the defense. Spags runs a 4-3 defense that relies on its defensive linemen, including the defensive ends, to be well-rounded players. The Chiefs thought Dee Ford didn’t fit that mold, so they traded him to the 49ers. The Chiefs also signed Alex Okafor on the cheap, but they still lacked another pass rusher. Enter Clark. I spoke with multiple people I trust — including a few in Seattle, plus some guys who’ve played against Clark — and they all agree that Clark is an upgrade over Ford. Clark is firmly in that second tier of pass rushers, among the likes of Lawrence, Melvin Ingram, and Myles Garrett. Yes, the Chiefs paid a large price for Clark, but that’s the cost of doing business. Had the Chiefs gone with a pass rusher with the No. 29 pick in the draft, they wouldn’t have found anyone close to Clark’s ability. A second-rounder in 2020 is important, but they’d rather see the production now. The Chiefs’ defensive line now has Clark, Okafor, and Breeland Speaks to rush on the outside and Chris Jones to wreck shop inside. Add in the signing of safety Tyrann Mathieu, who can make plays in the back end, and I think the Chiefs are on their way to building a defense that can win a Super Bowl. For more on my thoughts about this trade, tune in to my Periscope down below: Chiefs trade for Frank Clark. They are ALL IN on this season. I love it. Also, Odell fires back at Gettleman.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 23, 2019
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China announcing rules to regulate commercial rockets
BEIJING – China’s national space agency said on Tuesday it will soon announce rules to regulate commercial rocket manufacturing, test flights and launches, state media reported, as the number of private startups in the nascent sector surged in the past year. A space law has been included in the legislative plan of parliament and could...
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49ers’ Robbie Gould quits negotiating, demands trade that seems obvious
Placing the franchise tag on Robbie Gould could necessitate San Francisco finding another kicker. Gould, who appeared in 10 games for the Giants in 2016, has informed the 49ers that he no longer will negotiate a long-term deal and wants to be traded. “The bottom line is, I’m unsure if I want to play there...
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