Ex-con hedgie Boaz Manor charged in $30M bitcoin fraud scheme

A convicted hedge-fund swindler assumed a fake name and donned a disguise to lure investors into a $30 million bitcoin fraud in New York that spanned two years, the feds alleged on Friday. Boaz Manor — a 46-year-old entrepreneur who got a four-year prison sentence in Canada in 2010 after misappropriating more than $100 million […]

Manchester United trigger Eric Bailly’s two-year contract extension 

Manchester United have triggered a two-year option in Eric Bailly’s contract that ties the Ivory Coast defender to Old Trafford until June 2022. Bailly has not played this season after undergoing knee surgery in July following an injury sustained in a summer tour friendly against Tottenham Hotspur. The defender’s contract was due to expire at […]

Ayanna Pressley: US congresswoman reveals alopecia diagnosis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ayanna Pressley said that ‘as a Black woman, the personal is political’ US congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has revealed she is completely bald because of the hair-loss condition alopecia. The Massachusetts Democrat told The Root that she started noticing her hair was falling out last autumn. She eventually went totally […]

Firefighters save world’s last remaining stand of ‘dinosaur trees’ in Australia

SYDNEY — Australia’s Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country’s worst bushfires in generations to live another day. The giant prehistoric trees were thought to be extinct until 1994, when authorities found 200 of them in a national park near the Blue Mountains north-west of Sydney. Their location […]

Sandi Toksvig announces Bake Off departure after three series

Sandi Toksvig is leaving the Bake Off tent (Ian West/PA) Sandi Toksvig announces Bake Off departure after three series Independent.ie Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Bake Off after three years as a presenter. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/sandi-toksvig-announces-bake-off-departure-after-three-series-38867150.html?token=977775119 https://www.independent.ie/incoming/73c03/38867148.ece/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_3b998595-6c85-433b-80f9-33fe0ed69748_1 Email Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Bake Off after three years as a presenter. The 61-year-old […]

Pakistan avalanches kill at least 77 people

The avalanches were triggered by heavy snowfall in the Neelum Valley, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, according to local authorities. Dozens of houses had been wrecked and buried by the snow, with most of those killed and injured in their homes when the avalanches hit, said Ahmad Raza Qadri, state minister for disaster management and rehabilitation, on […]

The Thomas fire was the best thing that ever happened to Tommy the horse

The Thomas fire erupted in early December 2017. By the time it was contained in January, it had burned through 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. It caused $2.2 billion in damage, forced more than 104,000 people to evacuate and mobilized 8,500 firefighters — the largest such force ever in California. The Thomas […]

Biden Allegedly Told Bush He’d Get The Nobel Peace Prize If He Could Invade Iraq Quickly

Seventeen years after the invasion of Iraq, the war remains a live wire for many voters in the Democratic Party. Joe Biden, who was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the time, voted for the war ― along with 28 other Democratic senators and all but one Republican. But Biden has been distancing […]