Daily Archive: August 24, 2018

Aug 24

Kobe Bryant says his diehard fans will 'fall in line' for LeBron James

Bryant says if those people are fans of his, they will “fall in line.” “I hear that,” Bryant said when asked on “The Rich Eisen Show” if he is aware that some of his fans have an issue with James being a part of the Lakers family. “But listen, if you are fan of mine, …

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Aug 24

Authorities: Model found dead in her apartment was strangled

Authorities say a model found dead this week in the bedroom of her apartment in Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line suburb was strangled. Lower Merion police say officers conducting a wellness check found 36-year-old Christina Carlin-Kraft around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday inside her first-floor unit at the Cambridge Square apartments in Ardmore. Her death has since been …

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Aug 24

UN peacekeeper killed in attack in Central African Republic

The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says a peacekeeper from Burundi has been killed in an attack in the Central African Republic. Stephane Dujarric says Thursday’s attack apparently was carried out by “anti-Balaka elements” — a reference to a mostly Christian force that has several times attacked U.N. peacekeepers who are trying to quell interreligious …

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Aug 24

Elderly Koreans shut out of family reunions use backchannels

Kim Kyung-jae will probably never be chosen in the government lottery that would allow him to reunite one last time with his relatives in North Korea. But that’s no problem, he said this week in an interview, even as a small group of the lucky South Koreans who won the lottery met with their loved …

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Aug 24

Myanmar crackdown splits Rohingya with little hope of return

Forged over generations in villages in Myanmar, Rohingya communities are now held together in calls over crackling phone lines. “Mummy! Mummy!” 15-year-old Abdullah Razzaq shouted to his mother earlier this week in their once-a-week call, nearly a year after he and his brother, along with more than 700,000 other Rohingya Muslims, fled waves of attacks …

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Aug 24

WATCH: Survivor of Ireland sexual abuse scandal

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Aug 24

A few rain showers are possible at times this weekend

Overview:  A few rain showers will be possible for the weekend, with temperatures in the lower 80s on Saturday and upper 80s on Sunday. Warm and muggy conditions continue into next week, with mid to upper 80s. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will be around with a low temperature of 66 degrees. A …

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Aug 24

Man says he's fugitive's twin, demands to be released

A man claiming to have been mistaken for his twin fugitive brother could either be extradited back to Georgia or released from a Miami jail next week. The 63-year-old told authorities he is Jean Vernet Prado, not his twin Raul Eduardo Prado, The Augusta Chronicle reported . Raul Prado was serving a 25-year sentence for …

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Aug 24

Waiter charges Astros' Justin Verlander $1 million for 'Dodger Killer'

The bill from the waiter at the Cabana Cafe at the Beverly Hills Hotel included $30 pancakes, a $42 salad and … $1 million for “Dodger Killer.” Former tennis player Mardy Fish, who dined with Verlander, also posted a picture of the $1,095,198.20 receipt, saying he picked up the tip. Verlander and the Astros won the …

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Aug 24

Chile court orders seizure of $1.6 million from Pinochet

Chile’s Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of $1.6 million from the assets of the late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The top court also sentenced three former military officers for embezzlement of public funds in a case involving Pinochet? The decision was announced Friday. Pinochet’s loyalists often overlooked his bloody human rights record and praised …

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