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Russell Simmons rape lawsuit dropped by alleged accuser

Russell Simmons speaks at a news conference along with members of Justice League NYC to present a list of demands at City Hall in New York December 10, 2014.  (REUTERS ) A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her at his home in 2016 is being dropped, according to a federal court filing ...

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Bigfoot spotted in New Jersey?

“a bright yellow street sign saying, Bigfoot Crossing”  (JLFCapture) Bigfoot might just have the best travel agent of all time. Just a couple of months after purportedly being spotted in the Canadian wilderness, the legendary Sasquatch has been spotted in New Jersey, according to the Asbury Park Press, which first reported the news. The sighting, listed in the Bigfoot Field ...

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Kim Wall killer Peter Madsen sentenced to life in prison

Danish inventor Peter Madsen was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after he was found guilty of the brutal torture, murder and dismemberment of journalist Kim Wall aboard Madsen’s homemade submarine in 2017. Judge Anette Burkoe at the Copenhagen City Court said she and the two jurors agreed Wall’s death was a murder, saying Madsen didn’t given “a trustworthy” explanation. In ...

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Indicators that signal financial-market trouble are flashing

WATCHING financial markets can be like watching a horror film. A character walks into the darkness alone. A floorboard creaks. The latest spooky sign is the spread between the three-month dollar London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) and the overnight index swap (OIS) rate. It usually hovers at around 0.1%, but has recently climbed to 0.6% (see chart). As it widens, ...

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Avicii's family speaks out following his death, thanks fans for support

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Avicii accepts the award for favorite artist – electronic dance music at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Avicii’s family released a statement Monday, April 23, 2018, saying they “would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother.” They say they are ...

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F-35 sends target data to aircraft carriers and land weapons

F-35 Series Part II: Multi-Domain War – F-35s test attack missions with surface ships and ground weapons. (Credit: Lockheed Martin F-35) The Pentagon’s F-35 has conducted test attack missions in tandem with other aircraft, surface ships and ground weapons as part of its maturation as both a multi-role fighter and aerial “node” or sensor system able to acquire and relay ...

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Hong Kong defends its dollar peg in both directions

THE Hong Kong dollar is one of the most and least manipulated monies in the world. For over 34 years the territory’s monetary authority, the HKMA, has kept it pegged to America’s currency at around HK$7.80 to the dollar, resisting all temptations to let it fall or rise. In 2005 it refined the peg with two promises: to buy dollars ...

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'Westworld' Season 2 premiere: Enchantment under the sea

SPOILERS AHEAD: The following contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of “Westworld.” The very first shot of “Westworld” reminds us of what worked best about the HBO drama’s first season. All television shows should open up with a tight shot of Jeffrey Wright. But then that shot moves back, and Wright starts talking, and it becomes clear that, like ...

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