John DeLorean: The legacy of a controversial car designer

John DeLorean: The legacy of a controversial car designer

Image copyright Getty Images Two forthcoming films about mercurial car engineer John DeLorean have revived interest in his most famous creation, writes journalist James Bartlett. Passing private homes and an unmanned self-storage facility, it seemed even less likely that Humble, Texas (population 15,997), is the world headquarters of an automotive icon. Then you take a […]

Sol Pais: Denver school threat suspect found dead

Sol Pais: Denver school threat suspect found dead

An 18-year-old woman suspected of making threats to Denver-area schools has been found dead. Sol Pais was reportedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine high school massacre. The alleged threat led to school closures, affecting more than 400,000 students, and a hunt for the woman. Read more: Suspect in Denver school threats found dead Source link

Hoax: Pink pony lost on Montreal island attracts animal rescuers

Hoax: Pink pony lost on Montreal island attracts animal rescuers

Image copyright Facebook / Savons le mini-cheval Image caption A pink-maned pony has been spotted on Montreal’s Île Sainte-Hélène A pink-maned pony spotted around an island in Montreal, Canada turned out to be less a magical creature and more of a viral internet hoax. Pictures of the creature went viral, and sparked elaborate search efforts […]

Ivanka Trump 'declined father's suggestion' of World Bank job

Ivanka Trump 'declined father's suggestion' of World Bank job

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ivanka Trump is on a tour of Ivory Coast, where she visited a cocoa farm near Adzope Ivanka Trump has confirmed she turned down the job of World Bank head when her father asked if she was interested. Last week, President Donald Trump told The Atlantic he had asked her […]

US to allow Americans to sue foreign firms over Cuba property seizures

US to allow Americans to sue foreign firms over Cuba property seizures

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A hotel in downtown Havana The Trump administration has announced that Americans can sue foreign companies that do business in Cuba on property there seized from Americans. The move marks a sharp change in US policy towards Cuba and has been opposed by Canada and European countries which have threatened […]

Five numbers that explain US border crisis

Five numbers that explain US border crisis

As the number in migrant arrivals at the US southern border increases, the Trump administration has taken measures in an aim to deter the migration. Now, US Attorney General William Barr has moved to expand indefinite detention for asylum seekers who have proven a credible fear for their safety. Here’s what you need to know. […]

Armed woman accused of Denver school threats 'found dead'

Armed woman accused of Denver school threats 'found dead'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sol Pais was reportedly obsessed with the Columbine massacre An 18-year-old woman suspected of making threats to Denver-area schools has been found dead, US media report. Sol Pais was reportedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine high school massacre, in which two teenagers murdered 12 students and a teacher. The […]

Star Wars: Mark Hamill supports super fan's emotional video

Star Wars: Mark Hamill supports super fan's emotional video

Image copyright Eric Butts/Lucasfilm Image caption Eric Butts is a 40-year-old YouTuber from Lexington, Kentucky “I intentionally put crying trailers on the internet. I have to have a thick skin.” Eric Butts is what you might call a “reaction YouTuber”. He makes videos where he watches trailers and reacts, whether that’s with laughter, bemusement or […]

Denver schools close as FBI hunt 'Columbine-obsessed' woman

Denver schools close as FBI hunt 'Columbine-obsessed' woman

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jefferson County schools were placed on lockdown in December after a threat Schools throughout the city of Denver, Colorado will shut on Wednesday as authorities search for an “extremely dangerous” woman. Sol Pais, 18, is reportedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine high school massacre, in which two teenagers murdered […]

Alberta election: UCP wins majority victory over NDP

Alberta election: UCP wins majority victory over NDP

Image copyright Reuters Image caption UPC leader Jason Kenney campaigns in front of the Trans Mountain pipeline Edmonton terminal The right-leaning United Conservative Party (UCP) has taken power in the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta, routing the left-leaning NDP. The UCP won 62 of the 87 seats of the legislature, provisional results say. Leader Jason […]