Daily Archives: April 21, 2018

  • Saudi Arabia Says Toy Drone Shot Down in Capital Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia Says Toy Drone Shot Down in Capital Riyadh

    Saudi security forces shot down a small recreational drone flying in an unauthorized space in the capital Riyadh on Saturday, according to the kingdom’s state news agency. The Saudis put out the statement from the Riyadh police after a flurry of unconfirmed rumors spread on social media of clashes and gunfire near the royal palace…


  • Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer Trump is considering pardoning?

    Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer Trump is considering pardoning?

    Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white…


  • White House Sets Aside Skepticism, Backs Funding Increase for World Bank

    White House Sets Aside Skepticism, Backs Funding Increase for World Bank

    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is backing a $13 billion increase in funding for the World Bank, putting aside its skepticism of the big government-backed institutions that manage the global economy, in part because it wants the World Bank as a counterweight to China’s growing international influence. The change, which will allow the bank to increase lending…


  • Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in ‘Austin Powers,’ Dies at 49

    Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in ‘Austin Powers,’ Dies at 49

    Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Power films and one of the shortest men in the world, has died. He was 49. The news was announced in a post to his official Facebook page. “It is with great sadness and incredible heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away…


  • ‘Austin Powers’ star Verne Troyer dead at 49

    ‘Austin Powers’ star Verne Troyer dead at 49

    CLOSE Verne Troyer, who is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise, has died Time Verne Troyer (Photo: Katy Winn, AP) Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies, has died at 49, his representative confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY Saturday. “It is with great sadness…



  • Colin Kaepernick decries police killings as ‘lawful lynchings’

    Colin Kaepernick decries police killings as ‘lawful lynchings’

    Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Colin Kaepernick decries police killings as ‘lawful lynchings’ Kaepernick was in Amsterdam on Saturday accepting the “Ambassador of Conscience” award from Amnesty International. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link…


  • Verne Troyer, ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

    Verne Troyer, ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

    Troyer was 49. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh,” a statement posted to his social media said. “Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message…


  • Saudi Security Forces Shoot Down Small Drone

    Saudi Security Forces Shoot Down Small Drone

    DUBAI—Saudi Arabian security forces shot down a small drone flying over a neighborhood in the kingdom’s capital on Saturday, state media reported, after online videos circulated purporting to offer the sound of small-arms fire in the area. The state-run Saudi Press Agency wrote on Twitter that an investigation into the incident was under way. Fear…


  • Trump considers pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

    Trump considers pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

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