Cop who falsely claimed McDonald’s worker wrote ‘f—ing pig’ on his coffee cup resigns

A small town police officer who wrote “f—ing pig” on a coffee cup, then blamed it on McDonald’s staff, has resigned from Herington police force in Kansas after claiming the stunt was all a “joke.” Herington police chief Brian Hornaday said in a news conference Monday that the officer had now quit, after confessing to […]

Escape from the Balkans – VoxEurop (English)

A growing phenomenon with worrying implications: the flight of workers, skilled or otherwise, from former Yugoslavia. A look at the data and political responses. Lately there has been a growing number of alarmist articles published in the local press regarding the depopulation of former Yugoslavia. These articles often deploy long-term statistics comparing the current migratory […]

Michael van Gerwen fires out a warning to Peter Wright ahead of PDC World Championship final re-match

Van Gerwen is hoping to win his fourth world title. Photo credit: Steven Paston/PA Wire Michael van Gerwen fires out a warning to Peter Wright ahead of PDC World Championship final re-match Independent.ie Defending champion Michael van Gerwen will face Scotland’s Peter Wright in the final of the PDC World Championship after seeing off Nathan […]

Opioid crisis: Synthetic opioids ravaged the US during the last decade. They may do even more damage to Asia

It was a drug overdose. Aroon had just injected what he thought was heroin with his friend Somchai, who recounted the ordeal to CNN. Somchai said he took a larger hit but assumes his years of regular heroin use had given him a higher tolerance than Aroon. Somchai and Aroon are not their real names. […]

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding brothers Billy and Joe Smith tributes paid

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Billy and Joe were described as stars who “belong in the sky” Tributes have been paid to twin brothers found dead together who had appeared on Channel 4 reality TV show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Billy and Joe Smith, aged 32, who took part in a 2014 episode, […]

Alhambra officer suffers minor injury after standoff

An Alhambra police officer suffered a minor injury while responding to a domestic violence call over the weekend, authorities said. Officers responded to the call about 8:35 p.m. in the 1900 block of South Primrose Avenue, police said in a news release. When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect, Juan Gabriel Miranda, fled in […]

Trump Retweets Post Naming Anonymous Whistleblower

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump retweeted, then deleted, a post that included the alleged name of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment by the House. Just before midnight Friday, Trump retweeted a message from Twitter user @Surfermom77, an account that claims to be a woman named Sophia […]

Kurdistan’s powerful Barzani family accused of using London real estate to corrupt Iraq regulators

While 2019 marked the ten-year anniversary of the withdrawal of most British troops from Iraq, court filings in the United States have shed new light on how the UK, specifically London’s notoriously opaque real estate market, continues to play a role in the governance issues roiling Iraq to this day. A request for discovery filed […]

Hawaii helicopter crash victims: Pilot, 2 passengers identified

Authorities have identified the pilot and two of the passengers who died in a Thursday night helicopter crash in Hawaii that is believed to have killed all seven people on board. Kauai police say preliminary reports indicate Paul Matero, 69 of Hawaii, piloted the helicopter. Two Wisconsin residents — Amy Gannon, 47, and Jocelyn Gannon, 13 — were among the […]

Even amid affluence of tech capital, local news struggles

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The cities and suburbs on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay are home to 2.7 million people, a world-class University of California campus and bedroom communities for Silicon Valley that produce median incomes 50 percent higher than the national average. What they no longer have is a thriving landscape of […]