'Grim reaper' stolen from Russian street - BBC NewsAction.News ABC Action News Santa Barbara Calgary WestNet-HD Weather Traffic

Home WestNet.ca WebMail

              

'Grim reaper' stolen from Russian street - BBC News


Posted: Fri-Oct-2019



A controversial speed warning in the form of Death was stolen from a Russian street.

The Russian city of Arkhangelsk caused a stir by putting up a statue of the Grim Reaper on a roadside to put motorists off speeding, only for thieves to steal it later in the day.

The short-lived speed sign stood at an accident black-spot on Leningrad Highway in the far-northern city, and soon became a landmark and talking point on social media, the local news site 29.ru reports.

The black-shrouded figure, made to order by a craftsman from local pine, was meant to "discourage drivers from speeding up on that stretch of road since it's been repaired", spokeswoman Tatyana Simindei told the site.

A few members of the public liked the idea - "it's good to see some creativity in the city," wrote one on the council's official social media page - but most thought it was in poor taste.

'Arkhangelsk - City of Horror'

"A gravestone decoration at an accident spot?" asked one poster in incredulity, while others said the money could have been better spent repairing potholes and traffic lights rather than on "roadside clown shows".

"Face it - you're not going to fail to see that on the road," one official told the Komsomsolskaya Pravda national newspaper, but many local people countered that drivers could easily cause more accidents if startled by seeing the Grim Reaper bearing down on them.

"How about hanging a body in a gibbet in front of city hall, with a sign round his neck calling on everyone to work for the common good?" suggested one social media user.

"The only thought that springs to mind is that Arkhangelsk has become a city of horrors," laments another commentator on the VK social media platform.

The Reaper quickly became an internet meme, 29.ru says, with online wags replacing the warning sign with slogans including "Radiation Level: Normal" - a reference to the August explosion at a military test range west of the city.

You may also be interested in:

Someone who either really disliked the figure - or coveted it for themselves - took matters into their own hands later in the day and stole Death away. To add to the council's discomfort, they only found out about it from their own VK page, as a reader reported seeing thieves loading the statue onto a tow truck.

The statue turned up a few days later, dumped over a fence not far from the scene of the crime.

"Only the scythe was damaged, and we will be putting the figure back in a few days' time," the council said, adding that it plans to make the Reaper mobile and move him around danger-spots on the city's roads.

The police are on the trail of the thieves, and one social media user has a prime suspect - "Our patron, the Archangel Michael, still protects the city, and probably sent some good people over to deal with the statue".

Image copyright Arkhangelsk City Council
Image caption Death will resume dominion

Reporting by Yaroslava Kiryukhina and Martin Morgan

Next story: Mexican octogenarian finishes primary school

Use #NewsfromElsewhere to stay up-to-date with our reports via Twitter.

Headlines:
What the temporary ceasefire deal in northern Syria means for key players in the conflict
SYRIA-SECURITY/TURKEY-USA

Despite a temporary ceasefire deal announced Thursday by the U.S. and Turkey, war monitor groups say the fighting continues. Turkey's president, however, denies there are ongoing clashes. What happens in the coming days is an open question. Here's a look at what the deal means for some of the key players in the conflict.

... read more


8 killed in gun battles in capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state after troops locate El Chapo's son
1176421547

Mexican authorities say eight people were killed in gunbattles in the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacan in what is being described as a failed operation to detain one of the sons of convicted Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman.

... read more


War monitors report fighting in Syria after Turkish-U.S. ceasefire deal
1176485867

Two war monitor groups reported fighting in Syrian villages Friday, a day after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied any ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria.

... read more


How the Trump impeachment probe could threaten Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts
The Mezhyhirya estate in Kyiv, Ukraine

Anti-corruption leaders in Ukraine — including some associated with the ongoing Trump impeachment drama — say they feel a sense of shock and dismay at how the U.S. has turned their backs on them.

... read more


Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows
LEBANON-ECONOMY/PROTESTS

Tens of thousands of angry protesters blocked roads, burned tires and marched across Lebanon on Friday for a second day, demanding the removal of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of breakdown.

... read more


At least 62 killed in Afghanistan mosque bombing
1176504679

Blasts in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers killed at least 62 men who had gathered for worship, local officials said.

... read more


World's 1st Ebola vaccine gets green light from EU regulator
HEALTH-EBOLA/TREATMENT

World Health Organization calls European recommendation for an Ebola vaccine originally developed in Canada a major milestone.

... read more


Chile calls for tougher penalties to crack down on fare hike protests
CHILE-PROTESTS/METRO

Chile's government said on Friday it would ask the courts to use a state security law to impose tougher penalties on youth who have been protesting a recent hike in bus and metro fares by jumping turnstiles and disrupting transport in the capital.

... read more


IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars
Global Finance

The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequences of a global slowdown even worse.

... read more


Honduran president's brother convicted of drug trafficking in U.S. trial
Juan Antonio Hernandez

Honduran politician Juan Antonio (Tony) Hernández was found guilty of U.S. drug trafficking charges on Friday after a two-week trial that featured dramatic accusations of corruption against his brother, the Central American nation's current president.

... read more


NASA astronauts perform the 1st all-female spacewalk
SPACE-EXPLORATION/SPACEWALK

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday, when they stepped outside the International Space Station for the first all-women spacewalk.

... read more


Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder in U.S. as a precaution
JOHNSONJOHNSON-RESULTS/

Johnson & Johnson is recalling a single lot of its baby powder in the U.S. as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online.

... read more


Martin Luther King's daughter bristles at Zuckerberg's use of civil rights icon in speech
MLK50 Atlanta March Bernice King

Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday, after the head of Facebook said social media should not fact-check political advertisements.

... read more


Hundreds of thousands converge on Barcelona on 5th day of Catalan protests
SPAIN-POLITICS/CATALONIA-STRIKE

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" joined marches across Catalonia on Friday, the fifth day of protests against the jailing of nine separatist leaders over a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017.

... read more


The 'blob,' an organism with no brain but 720 sexes, debuts at Paris zoo
FRANCE-ZOO/BLOB

A Paris zoo is showcasing a mysterious creature dubbed the "blob" - a yellowish collection of unicellular organisms called a slime mold that looks like a fungus, but acts like an animal.

... read more


Sudan's rebel faction, government hold 1st round of peace talks
SUDAN-POLITICS/

Sudan's largest single rebel group on Friday held its first round of direct peace talks with the transitional government, despite an earlier boycott following a military crackdown.

... read more


Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency, World Health Organization says
Congo Ebola

Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, WHO's director-general says.

... read more


China reports lowest quarterly growth in 26 years
China Economy

China's economic growth decelerated to a 26-year low in the latest quarter amid a tariff war with Washington, adding to a deepening slump that is weighing on global growth.

... read more


Signs of discontent in Evo Morales's Bolivia as voters head to the polls
Bolivia Elections-Evo Morales

Bolivia will go to the polls on Sunday in an era-defining vote either to cement Evo Morales in power for a controversial fourth term or to dislodge the iconic left-wing leader, who has ruled the land-locked South American country for nearly 14 years.

... read more


U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to step down by end of year, Trump says
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said on Thursday, a day before a deadline set by congressional Democrats for Perry to turn over documents in the impeachment probe.

... read more


Mosque Bombing In Afghanistan Kills 62 Worshipers
Militant forces set off an explosion that collapsed the eastern Afghanistan mosque's roof. ... read more


Fighting Continues In Kurdish-Held Syrian Town Despite Cease-Fire
There were intermittent clashes in Ras al-Ayn but relative calm elsewhere since Thursday night, when Turkey and the U.S. agreed to a five-day cease-fire. ... read more


Cartel Gunmen Chase Away Security Forces, Free El Chapo's Son
Ovidio Guzman's brief apprehension triggered intense gunbattles across the city of Culiacan. ... read more


Venezuela Wins Seat On U.N. Rights Council Despite Fierce U.S. Opposition
The council is responsible for protecting human rights, which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accused of violating. ... read more


World's Largest Child Pornography Marketplace Taken Down In Global Dragnet
The 23-year-old man accused of running the site, as well as hundreds of suspected users, have been arrested, U.S., British and South Korean officials said. ... read more


UK, EU Agree On Brexit Deal That Now Faces Parliament Vote
MPs set for Saturday vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's agreement. ... read more


Canada Joins The Growing List Of Countries Where Election Misinformation Reigns
Around the world, conspiracies are traveling from fringe online communities into the mainstream political conversation. ... read more


Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau Despite Black- And Brownface Scandal
The former U.S. president vouched for the Canadian prime minister in his reelection campaign, despite his history of wearing racist makeup. ... read more


US Security Chief 'Heaped Pain' On Grieving Parents Of Harry Dunn
The U.K. parents, who were invited to the White House, were shocked to discover that the woman involved in the fatal crash that killed their son was in the building. ... read more


Hong Kong Lawmakers Thwart Leader Carrie Lam's Annual Speech In Chaotic Scenes
Lam walked out and later delivered her address by video, as pro-democracy lawmakers held up placards showing her waving with hands colored blood-red. ... read more


Hong Kong Protesters Burn LeBron James Jersey After His Comments On China
The Los Angeles Lakers forward chastised the Houston Rockets general manager and his comments supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. ... read more


Typhoon Hagibis Leaves At Least 66 Dead In Japan
Hagibis was the worst storm to hit the country in decades, with some regions getting up to 3 feet of rain in just 24 hours. ... read more


Father of British Teen Killed In Crash With U.S. Diplomat's Wife Recalls Finding Son
Harry Dunn described seeing his son for the last time following the crash with an American who later invoked diplomatic immunity and left the U.K. ... read more


Syrian Forces Deploy Inside Kurdish-Held Territory After U.S. Retreat
The Syrian government began deploying on Monday in a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad and his principal ally Russia. ... read more


Spain Finds Catalan Leaders Guilty Of Sedition In Landmark Ruling Over Independence Bid
Much is at stake, both for Spain and for its wealthiest region, in this trial over an independence drive that attracted worldwide attention. ... read more


Typhoon Hagibis Leaves Thousands Of Homes Flooded, Damaged Or Without Power
As many as 36 people are dead from the storm, which caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. ... read more


Hundreds Of ISIS Supporters Escape Detention As Turkey Approaches Northern Syria
Kurdish forces will work with the Syrian government to fend off Turkey’s invasion, a major alliance shift after Trump ordered U.S. troops out of the area. ... read more


Hundreds Of ISIS Supporters Escape As Turkish Troops Near Kurdish-Held Syrian Town
A U.S. military official said the situation across northeastern Syria was "deteriorating rapidly." ... read more


Fighting In Northeastern Syria Has Already Displaced Over 130,000 People, UN Warns
Relief agencies have estimated that up to 400,000 civilians in the conflict zone may require aid and protection. ... read more


Typhoon Hagibis Pummels Japan, Killing At Least 33
A major rescue operation is underway in parts of central and northern Japan following the typhoon's landfall near Tokyo on Saturday. ... read more


Catalonia protests: Marches and general strike paralyse Barcelona
The Supreme Court decision to jail nine separatist leaders has enraged separatists in Catalonia. ... read more


Dutch farm mystery: Father held as police unpick secret farm 'sect'
Six children appear to have spent nine years in seclusion against their will, say police. ... read more


UK PM in race to win backing for Brexit deal
No 10 is trying to persuade MPs to back the PM's deal ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday. ... read more


EU blocks Albania and North Macedonia membership bids
France led a handful of states to block Albania and North Macedonia moving closer to membership. ... read more


El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid postponed because of fears over civil unrest
This month's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is postponed because of fears of civil unrest. ... read more


Catalan protests: Why is Barcelona burning?
Catalonia is set for a general strike on Friday, over the jailing of pro-independence leaders. ... read more


Nobel Literature Prize judges defend controversial award for Peter Handke
The Nobel Literature Prize has been criticised for rewarding an author accused of denying genocide. ... read more


US Airbus row: European goods hit by new US tariffs
Wine, cheese and cashmere jumpers are among the EU items that have gone up in price in the US. ... read more


Turkey Syria offensive: Trump likens conflict to playground fight
The US leader defends his handling of Turkey's offensive as evidence of possible war crimes grows. ... read more


Russians accused of extremism cut wrists in court
The pair are accused of belonging to a group that were attempting to overthrow President Putin. ... read more


Court of Session dismisses bid to stop 'illegal' Brexit deal
Lord Pentland ruled the application by Remain campaigners was "misconceived and unjustified". ... read more


Conservative MP Mark Field to stand down over Brexit disagreement
Mark Field says he has "no desire to become a disaffected, dissenting voice from the backbenches". ... read more


Brexit: Europe's press welcomes deal but doubts it will succeed
Newspapers across Europe are doubtful Parliament will pass Boris Johnson's Brexit deal ... read more


Brexit: What is in Boris Johnson's new deal with the EU?
A revised Brexit deal has been agreed by the UK and EU. What does it contain? ... read more


Paris Zoological Park: Say hello to the 'blob'!
The slime-like organism has been unveiled at a zoo in Paris. It looks like a fungus and has no mouth, stomach or eyes - but it's still able to both detect and digest food! ... read more


Russia's Putin: From pariah to Middle East power broker
Russia's geo-political clout has expanded and it has become the key player in the Middle East. ... read more


Brexit deal: Five reasons EU is happy with revised deal
EU leaders have hailed the agreement as a big step even though it still has to get through the UK Parliament. ... read more


Brexit deal: What just happened?
A new agreement has been reached, but Brexit is not yet a done deal. ... read more


Turkey is not afraid of US sanctions threat, says FM
National security was a greater priority than the threat of US sanctions, says foreign minister. ... read more


Why a brainless yellow 'blob' that can learn is mystifying scientists
A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo. ... read more


Hillary Clinton suggests Russia is grooming Gabbard for third-party run
The Hawaii lawmaker, who has launched a long-shot bid for the White House, has been called a Kremlin asset. ... read more


'Not a cease-fire': How the Trump administration 'capitulated' to Turkey
Analysis: The Trump administration's deal with Turkey is being framed in foreign policy circles as a capitulation to Ankara and a further gift for Damascus and Moscow. ... read more


Gunbattles erupt when El Chapo's son is captured, prompting his release
Mexico's president said the release of Ovidio Guzmán López saved lives. "This decision was made to protect citizens," he said. "You cannot fight fire with fire." ... read more


Migrants stuck in detention as new Trump asylum policy is only partially implemented
Migrants who crossed into the U.S. after July 16 are supposed to be subject to a tough new asylum rule. But there have been no deportations under the rule. ... read more


Watch NASA's first all-female spacewalk
NASA plans to put the first woman on the moon by 2024. ... read more


At least 62 dead in blast at Afghanistan mosque
The explosion took place as dozens of people gathered inside the mosque for weekly Friday prayers. ... read more


Nanny gets 20 years for sexually abusing child, having his baby
The victim, now 17, lives with his 5-year-old son. The teen and his mom are raising the boy. ... read more


Mattis jokes about Trump's 'overrated general' comment
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis made the joking remarks at the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner, after President Donald Trump demeaned him as "the world's most overrated general" during a meeting. ... read more


Mulvaney walks back his remarks that Trump held up Ukraine aid for political reasons
"Get over it," he said earlier Thursday. "There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy." ... read more


Elijah Cummings remembered as eloquent and militant voice for democracy
"He was able to express his militant commitment to liberal progressive causes, but he always did it in a moderate way." ... read more


Tropical Storm Nestor forms in Gulf of Mexico, threatening Gulf Coast
Forecasters said the system was approximately 195 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River as of 1 p.m. Friday with top sustained winds of 60 mph. ... read more


Video shows possible 'person of interest' in search for missing 3-year-old girl in Alabama
Kamille McKinney, called "Cupcake" by her family, has been missing since Oct. 12. ... read more


Lady Gaga falls off stage in fan's arms at Las Vegas Enigma show
Videos posted to Twitter show the fan fell right on top of Lady Gaga as shocked concertgoers screamed in distress. ... read more


Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle, dies at 62
“Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle,” Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison wrote. ... read more


Boeing knew for 'some months' about the dangers of the 737 Max, officials said
Company employees mentioned instabilities in the craft during a 2016 instant message chat. ... read more


How to put an end to paperclipping — quite possibly the most annoying dating trend yet
The pattern of behavior consists of dropping off the face of the planet after a few dates only to follow up months later to see if you'll still respond to their aimless questions. ... read more


On world's longest nonstop flight, airline tests passenger limits and pilot brain patterns
Pilots will wear brain-monitoring equipment and provide urine samples before, during and after the New York-to-Sydney excursion. ... read more


Wine, cheese… and planes: Experts say Trump opens a dangerous new front in EU tariff fight
Long lead times and a lack of excess production capacity mean that it isn’t feasible for airlines to simply switch suppliers. ... read more


Black school officer was fired for repeating racial slur used by black student
The firing of Marlon Anderson in Madison, Wisconsin, prompted students to walk out in protest and school officials to say they will review their policies. ... read more


Two decades later, 'Dawson's Creek' actor reflects on historic gay kiss
In the show’s 1998 season 3 finale, two actors shared what is considered TV’s first “passionate” kiss between two men. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3059176/191018-tulsi-gabbard-al-1455_283b6c48ee6cd61de508fd694fb8b666.jpg
Hillary Clinton suggests Russia is grooming Gabbard for third-party run
The Hawaii lawmaker, who has launched a long-shot bid for the White House, has been called a Kremlin asset. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058426/191018-turkey-syria-mc-13083_b4499e1a73ea056cd358012923a093a2.JPG
'Not a cease-fire': How the Trump administration 'capitulated' to Turkey
Analysis: The Trump administration's deal with Turkey is being framed in foreign policy circles as a capitulation to Ankara and a further gift for Damascus and Moscow. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058071/191017-culiacan-mexico-ac-946p_aed7c1e35e002e7406125af36d01c7c2.jpg
Gunbattles erupt when El Chapo's son is captured, prompting his release
Mexico's president said the release of Ovidio Guzmán López saved lives. "This decision was made to protect citizens," he said. "You cannot fight fire with fire." ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058941/191018-asylum-seekers-ew-1231p_ac120b9649af7274c811ecac3d85c756.jpg
Migrants stuck in detention as new Trump asylum policy is only partially implemented
Migrants who crossed into the U.S. after July 16 are supposed to be subject to a tough new asylum rule. But there have been no deportations under the rule. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058411/191018-spacewalk-2x1-al-0800_b6367183230de0340352212d744e3617.gif
Watch NASA's first all-female spacewalk
NASA plans to put the first woman on the moon by 2024. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058651/191018-afghanistan-blast-mc-1511_7898baf23cf42fa948c845c0cdd267e3.JPG
At least 62 dead in blast at Afghanistan mosque
The explosion took place as dozens of people gathered inside the mosque for weekly Friday prayers. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058846/191018-marissa-mowry-2x1-al-1127_88e09640bc2f4a4e8f959df0cd3d121f.JPG
Nanny gets 20 years for sexually abusing child, having his baby
The victim, now 17, lives with his 5-year-old son. The teen and his mom are raising the boy. ... read more


Mattis jokes about Trump's 'overrated general' comment
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis made the joking remarks at the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner, after President Donald Trump demeaned him as "the world's most overrated general" during a meeting. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3057451/191017-mick-mulvaney-cs-359p_e8bec2069615307e5e17f8a2fd719c94.jpg
Mulvaney walks back his remarks that Trump held up Ukraine aid for political reasons
"Get over it," he said earlier Thursday. "There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy." ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3056656/191017-elijah-cummings-cs-933a_0d68192f1d920a00c20489d55a67dcd3.jpg
Elijah Cummings remembered as eloquent and militant voice for democracy
"He was able to express his militant commitment to liberal progressive causes, but he always did it in a moderate way." ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3059156/191018-gulf-coast-storm-ew-237p_ca1f63add27ec445dda7172538f93931.jpg
Tropical Storm Nestor forms in Gulf of Mexico, threatening Gulf Coast
Forecasters said the system was approximately 195 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River as of 1 p.m. Friday with top sustained winds of 60 mph. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3050946/191014-kamille-mckinney-2x1-cs-833a_6edc57f57c64ca147259751dec30a5b0.jpg
Video shows possible 'person of interest' in search for missing 3-year-old girl in Alabama
Kamille McKinney, called "Cupcake" by her family, has been missing since Oct. 12. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058576/191018-lady-gaga-al-0945_b0f84c8bea48cb463e37c17584269992.jpg
Lady Gaga falls off stage in fan's arms at Las Vegas Enigma show
Videos posted to Twitter show the fan fell right on top of Lady Gaga as shocked concertgoers screamed in distress. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058971/191018-mark-hurd-al-1238_975ff996a63c7cc6c70d3b52300086bd.jpg
Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle, dies at 62
“Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle,” Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison wrote. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/2782906/190312-ethiopia-plane-crash-cs-904a_2c91b25963a575aabe8d8d4badaecf51.jpg
Boeing knew for 'some months' about the dangers of the 737 Max, officials said
Company employees mentioned instabilities in the craft during a 2016 instant message chat. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3051541/191014-paperclipping-dating-relationships-main-kh_3facda16609be6b8635d3415f368e52d.jpg
How to put an end to paperclipping — quite possibly the most annoying dating trend yet
The pattern of behavior consists of dropping off the face of the planet after a few dates only to follow up months later to see if you'll still respond to their aimless questions. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3059011/106187988-1571339868067dreamliner-quokka-aircraft-3_0_80178f4194db88c2b4472fdd2ffecb91.jpg
On world's longest nonstop flight, airline tests passenger limits and pilot brain patterns
Pilots will wear brain-monitoring equipment and provide urine samples before, during and after the New York-to-Sydney excursion. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058956/191018-parmigiano-cheese-ew-1234p_257e3da51e75b3e86bd67b831d1cb7ea.jpg
Wine, cheese… and planes: Experts say Trump opens a dangerous new front in EU tariff fight
Long lead times and a lack of excess production capacity mean that it isn’t feasible for airlines to simply switch suppliers. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058881/191018-marlon-anderson-al-1152_33a55eae5008edb004e245bbd1bde478.jpg
Black school officer was fired for repeating racial slur used by black student
The firing of Marlon Anderson in Madison, Wisconsin, prompted students to walk out in protest and school officials to say they will review their policies. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3059056/191018-dawson-creek-mn-1335_0017f3515c18a5d287d2461f789fb8e2.jpg
Two decades later, 'Dawson's Creek' actor reflects on historic gay kiss
In the show’s 1998 season 3 finale, two actors shared what is considered TV’s first “passionate” kiss between two men. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3056571/191017-cookbooks-al-0912_5a3031bb097ed814c70fd9a78e9e9786.pnghttps://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058661/191018-hong-kong-pride-ew-1021a_0cc1ea3340bffa469d092e648111dd50.jpghttps://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058796/191018-pete-buttigieg-ew-1112a_a1ed2609a233c43cc5df284033b0654c.jpghttps://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3058376/191018-boris-brexit-mc-1251_634aafde0c6bac66c6e3e019fa2883c3.JPGhttps://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/2496356/180713-baby-powder-mc-940_510e0b6cfb0d2dd1a28c6982af115b30.JPG