Tag Archives: U.S.

Fergie admits national anthem performance was kind of a mess

Not everyone was on board with Fergie’s alternate rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” which opened the All-Star game on Sunday.  (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports) Fergie opened up Monday about her national anthem performance that caused NBA All-Stars to laugh, and critics on social media to mock the undeniably unusual rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “I’ve always been honored and proud ...

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Saudi Arabia allows first woman to star in theatrical play

It has been a whirlwind of change for staunchly conservative Saudi Arabia, and on Friday a sold-out audience in Riyadh was treated for the first time to a woman taking the stage alongside the men. The actress, Najat Mouftah, played the evil character of Yzma in “The Emperor’s New Groove,” after she auditioned for the role to break the glass ...

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Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

MINNEAPOLIS –  After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that she tried to encourage others to “join the ...

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U.S. intelligence, lawmakers 'deeply concerned' about Chinese phone companies

File photo: A man waves the Chinese national flag as an amateur choir performs in a park in a residential neighbourhood in Beijing, China February 28, 2017. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) U.S. lawmakers and intelligence officials are expressing concern about the threat of Chinese telecommunication companies operating inside the country. This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on global terror ...

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Florida school shooting timeline

The suspected gunman who killed 17 at a Florida high school Wednesday afternoon attempted to fire at fleeing students from the building’s third-floor windows, but the high-impact windows didn’t shatter, a state senator said. Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano said authorities told him it would have been easy for the shooter, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, to open the windows. ...

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YouTube allows Instagram ad next to video from Hamas cleric Sheikh Bassam Jarrar

YouTube, which has suffered a rash of recent embarrassments over content that is violent, hurtful to children or part of a “fake news” scam — can’t even seem to protect a fellow tech company advertising on its platform. A recent screenshot from the Google-owned platform shows an advertisement for Instagram appearing alongside a video from a Muslim cleric who was ...

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