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Sketch offers evidence Van Gogh cut off nearly all his ear


Her research has also shed more light on "Rachel" - the woman who Van Gogh had handed his severed ear to with the words "keep this object carefully". Gabrielle had been injured as a result of the an attack by a ravaged dog and had been working as a cleaner in the brothel to pay off her medical bills. Read More »

Holocaust Museum: Please stop playing Pokémon Go here

Communications director Andrew Hollinger told the Washington Post that "Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism" (via GameSpot ). Interest in Pokemon GO has surged since its release last week. This story has been corrected to reflect that AP style is " Pokemon Go" and Pokestop. Read More »

Some former hostages being questioned over Bangladesh attack


The twenty civilians - nine Italians , Seven Japanese , one Indian , two Bangladeshi and one United States national - were killed by Islamist militants who took them hostage during an hours-long siege that started Friday at a restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital. Read More »

Protesters shut down Interstate 94 near downtown St. Paul

Thousands gathering across the US this weekend to protest police brutality in response to the recent fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both African-Americans, by police. Although Kelly provided the fullest account so far of Yanez's version of the shooting on Wednesday, many details remain unclear. He has asked for a "prompt and thorough investigation" in Wednesday's shooting of Philando Castile, and they'll present the case to the prosecutor's office. Read More »

Mercedes will not appeal Rosberg penalty


But the Mercedes team posted a series of tweets, including one that attempts to emphasise respect from Rosberg for the man who has reduced his lead in the championship to a single point. Not for the first time this year, Hamilton's championship rival Rosberg struggled in the inclement conditions. An inspired move around the outside of Rosberg on Lap 16 ensured that it was the Red Bull Racing driver who was in second place. Read More »

See the new superhero 'Kid' on 'The Flash' block suited up


Has Wally been the one taking care of Star City? Other heroes who've taken up the Kid Flash mantle include Iris West herself (in an alternate timeline) and Bart Allen (Barry Allen's grandson from the future). Ever since he was first cast on the show, there were questions regarding just when Kid Flash was going to show up. So how did Kid Flash come to fruition? Hopefully Barry and Wally can work together to figure out how to undo the mess that Barry has made. Read More »

Pokemon Go Catches Us All!

Some analysts have been upbeat about the money-making potential for Pokemon GO, largely from small purchases made while playing - and the positive signs for other mobile gaming launches planned by Nintendo for 2016 and 2017. Pokemon GO has been released in New Zealand, US, and Australia so far. The update fixes stability issues within the app and removes the app's access to a user's full Google account . Read More »

Bryan Cranston and drugs - together again in 'The Infiltrator'


Bryan Cranston - a Best Actor Oscar nominee for " Trumbo " - continues his rewarding post-" Breaking Bad " big-screen career with another juicy real-life role in the highly entertaining " The Infiltrator ". " Breaking Bad " star Bryan Cranston does a couple of impressions of famous people, Donald Trump and ends with Jerry Seinfeld. "Let me tell you something". Read More »

Petraeus case worse than Clinton's emails — FBI Director

Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings said the investigation had been "extremely thorough" and insisted Republicans were so irate only because it had not reached the "predetermined outcome that they wanted". "I want you to make sure you're not wasting your question", Obama said. "I regret that but I am very glad that this is behind us now and we are moving forward". Read More »

Photo defines Black Lives Matter

Despite pleas for calm from all sides, at least 312 people have been arrested at protests from NY to Chicago, and in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge , Louisiana, where two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling , were shot to death by police. Read More »

'Secret Life of Pets' fetches $103 million in opening days


With a $135 million worldwide total , Tarzan and Jane still have a ways to go to make up for the flick's blockbuster budget, but it had a strong weekend showing nonetheless. Now that The Secret Life of Pets is hitting theaters to astounding box office numbers, here's hoping that the unannounced but inevitable sequel can manage to sharpen the franchise's formula going forward. Read More »

Dallas shooting: Barack Obama attends meetings with law enforcement at White House


The attack came at the end of an otherwise peaceful march protesting police shootings. The deaths of Sterling and Castile have sparked protests nationwide by demonstrators, including those from the Black Lives Matter movement. John Fife hands a police officer guarding Jack Evans Police Headquarters a rose in Dallas on Friday July 8, 2016 . Dallas Area Rapid Transit has identified its officer who was fatally shot when snipers opened fire during a downtown Dallas protest Thursday evening. Read More »

Taylor Swift world's highest paid celebrity

According to " Forbes ", Swift "smashed the Rolling Stones' North American touring record, grossing $200 million on the continent en route to quarter of a billion dollars in total". "Those were the best music numbers of everybody on the list , so that's why she returns to the ranking". The "1989" singer would have topped another one of Forbes' lists too, except she broke up with Calvin Harris. Read More »

Kim Kardashian speaks out about Black Lives Matter


President Barack Obama addressed the nation on Thursday evening in light of the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two persons of color who were killed by white police officers earlier this week, and urged Americans to "do better" regarding the reignited discourse on racism and police brutality. Read More »

Gingrich says Trump is a 'necessary candidate'


In all, the former secretary of State has raised about $288 million during the 2016 election cycle for her campaign and another $90 million for the Democratic National Committee and state party committees. US presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Wednesday defended a controversial image he posted on Twitter mocking his political rival Hillary Clinton. Bob Corker of Tennessee dropped out of the running, telling The Associated Press that "there are better ways for me to serve" and that he ... Read More »

Canadiens, Predators rock National Hockey League with blockbuster trade

That distinction may belong to Josi, the 26-year-old Swiss defender who's finished fifth in the Norris race in each of the past two seasons . Buffalo signed defenseman Casey Nelson to a two-year contract extension. Sure, Weber is still effective and can be for years, but Subban could conceivably be in the midst of his prime years and have plenty more left. Individually, he won the 2013 Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, was a finalist for the award in 2015, is a two-time First-Team ... Read More »

Kristen Wig on Ghostbusters criticism: 'People need to stop being so mean'

But the opening night crowd seemed more than happy with the 21st century teaming led by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig , Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Tan jumpsuits - at first we were like, "Oh, no". Reportedly, Sandra Bullock - whose 2013 outer-space adventure "Gravity" pulled in $723 million at the global box office - is set to star in a new version of "Ocean's Eleven", whose cast is also rumored to include Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter. Read More »

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of 'Hamilton,' says goodbye

Variety reports Aaron Paul, Jane Fonda, John Kerry, Rosie O'Donnell, Mariska Hargitay, Edward Norton and Jennifer Lopez were among those in attendance at the Richard Rodgers Theater. While the move is understandable considering all the upcoming work Miranda will be doing that does not require the extra hair - " Mary Poppins " doesn't seem like the type of movie for a man-bun - we know we're not alone when say too soon, Miranda. Read More »

Dallas gun-rights activist says he was defamed by police ID

He married a fellow transit officer approximately two weeks ago. "When people say "black lives matter", it doesn't mean that blue lives don't matter", Obama said. The officer was critically ill in hospital. Officers crouched beside vehicles, armored SWAT team vehicles arrived and a helicopter hovered overhead. In what appears to be an unprecedented tactic, police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the fatal shootings of five officers in Dallas . Read More »

Gun-rights activist says he was defamed by Dallas police

It was being called a "justice rally" and was part of a nationwide protest following officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. The police began negotiating with him around 11:45 p.m. law enforcement's use of technology. Both officers are expected to survive. "You know what I'm saying?" "Just snapped" was also the only explanation another neighbor in Mesquite, Sandra Johnson, could come up with. Read More »

Anderson Silva takes Jones' place at UFC 200 vs Cormier

In a freaky turn of events, Cormier will now face Anderson Silva in a three-round non-title fight on the main card. "[Gegard] Mousasi stepped up and said he wants the fight, Dan Henderson called me and said he wanted to fight, Anderson Silva called me and said he wanted to fight, and each guy had a different set of problems", White told ESPN . Read More »

Muslims worldwide come to grips with a bloody Ramadan


Medina is the resting place of Prophet Mohammad and is considered to be the second most holy site for Muslims . While we have every right to criticize an ideology for its violent tenets (to say that Islam and its holy book are entirely pacifistic is not only disingenuous but untrue, ) that criticism should not be a basis for discrimination against those who peacefully follow a religion. Read More »

Judge: Cosby's accuser doesn't have to testify before trial

O'Neil said Cosby will face a trial for alleged charges that took place over a decade ago, including felony aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand . The judge said the next step in the process will be to hold a pretrial conference with lawyers from both sides and set hearing dates for other possible defense motions and to also set a trial date. Read More »

Kylie Jenner Debuts Posie, Exposed & Candy Glosses on Instagram


Can you imagine?? However, we all know that Kylie and the whole Kardashian/Jenner crew is very media aware and knows exactly what they are doing so we have a feeling she's joking around. Tyga has kept busy as of late rekindling his romance with Jenner on mulitple outings. At the time, Jenner had been tied to R&B singer PartyNextDoor. Read More »

Miranda Lambert Ready for a Blake Run-In ... Brings BF to ACM Awards


She and Shelton started darting shortly after her divorce, as well as his divorce from Miranda Lambert. That's not surprising, they've been together for a few months, but It's interesting because her ex, Blake will also be at the ACMs. She then made her first solo appearance in 2005. However, she has been threatening to leave the show, but reports also say that she has been fired for the increasing tension between the co-judges. Read More »

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69


Patty - who underwent a heart bypass in 2004 - shot to fame as a child when she played the role of Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker ", for which she scooped an Oscar, in 1963. But it's Duke's advocacy for mental health, in particular, that resonated with fans in deeply personal ways. "I choose to take responsibility for those things that I did, and I tried to not - you can't fix them", she added. Read More »