Before Louise Linton's bizarre Instagram exchange Monday and before her lavish June wedding to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the wealthy Scottish actress wrote a memoir about her gap year in Zambia in the late 1990s. The book, self-published last year, was condemned by the Zambian government, scorched by critics as a "white savior" fantasy and ultimately removed from sales, according to the Telegraph. If Linton, 36, was trying to put such controversy behind her, she appears to have done the opposite.
At the height of the day's solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system - in honor of another dark disc: the Oreo. The company turned the beloved cookie into a superhero based on the familiar Android robot logo. Google traditionally names its operating systems after sweet treats; its last system was called Nougat.
Car sales in the U.S. have been rising for seven consecutive years now, and it's denting the value of whatever is currently parked in your garage or driveway. With so many new cars rolling out of dealerships lots and instantly becoming used cars, the secondary market is glutted and the pace of depreciation is rapidly accelerating. Your not-that-old car might not be a clunker quite yet, but it's probably a lot closer than you think.
Minnesota's worst measles outbreak in decades has unexpectedly energized anti-vaccine forces, who have stepped up their work in recent months to challenge efforts by public health officials and clinicians to prevent the spread of the highly infectious disease.
WASHINGTON - The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes. If lawmakers don't lift the cap, about a third of the agency's agents would be working overtime without being paid, agency officials said.
FIRST . . . It's not a new thing that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is talking about the possibility of shortening the preseason. But it is interesting that the topic has come up again publicly. And, with a new set of labor negotiations between the league and the NFL Players Association almost at hand and with the saber-rattling about the potential for a work stoppage in 2021 already underway, the owners presumably will seek something in exchange for reducing the preseason, whether that means a longer regular season or an expanded postseason.
BARCELONA -- Spanish police said they shot and killed a man wearing what appeared to be a suicide bomb vest in a town an hour's drive west of Barcelona. The identity of the man was not announced by police. Bomb squad officers deployed a robot to get near the prone body, according to Spanish media. Authorities are searching for Younes Abouyaaquob, 22, who is suspected of driving a rented van through a central tourist zone in Barcelona on Thursday. The Moroccan-born Abouyaaquob has been the subject of a massive manhunt.
America woke up Monday ready to turn its eyes to the sky. The day of the Great American Eclipse had finally arrived. But even as celestial bodies moved to align in the sky, terrestrial-bound bodies were scurrying in a mad last-minute scramble for the best vantage points to witness it.
An Ohio judge was shot Monday morning outside his courthouse in what authorities called an ambush attack that ended when the judge and a probation officer returned fire, killing the attacker. Police said a man apparently waiting for Judge Joseph Bruzzese, who sits on the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas, ran up to the judge and began shooting when he approached the courthouse. Bruzzese drew a gun and fired at least five rounds at the shooter, possibly hitting the attacker, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla told reporters during emotional remarks Monday morning.
The white supremacists, nationalists and far-right trolls who starred in last weekend's violent Charlottesville, Virginia, rallies have suffered no lack of humiliation in the days since. Take "Millennial Matt," whose catchphrase - "Hitler did nothing wrong!" - earned him tens of thousands of fans before he went to the rally,but his Twitter account has since been deleted, his real identity publicized, and he is now begging fans for money to flee his hometown because "my life is in shambles."