Murdered journalists were tracked by police with shadowy Russian links, evidence shows

(CNN)New evidence shows that three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic last year were victims of a well-planned ambush involving a senior police officer with shadowy Russian connections — and they were tracked from the moment they arrived in the country. Now, six months later, there is evidence that far from being the victims of a random attack, the murder of the trio was carefully planned. The day they were killed, their driver was in regular communication with a senior CAR police officer, according to call logs seen by CNN. That officer followed the journalists in another vehicle as they drove north from Bangui, the capital of CAR. A major in the national gendarmerie, the officer is closely …

A salesman tried to dupe Twain. His response? A turn-of-the-century burn of the century.

via The Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons Prostitution may be the “world’s oldest profession,” but quackery can’t be too far behind. In the 19th century, American medical doctors began to take a scientific approach to practicing medicine, but it didn’t stop the growing number of con artists pushing fake medical cures, elixirs, tonics, and serums across the countryside. These traveling sales people would set up tents and make fire-and-brimstone speeches touting the unbelievable benefits of their products that were said to cure everything from tuberculosis to baldness. These displays were often accompanied by confidence tricks and fake testimonials. via Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia commons By the time the people who bought the medicine realized it was fake, the con artists were off …

James Kennedy’s Mother Posted A Wild Statement About Her Son’s Behavior Betches

While I’ve absolutely loved this season of Vanderpump Rules so far,I’ve loved the off-camera drama even more. AKA James Kennedy’s multiple meltdowns between aired episodes, as his life slowly unravels on screen. The latest in this series? An Instagram statement from James Kennedy’s mother, Jacqueline Georgiou. Before I The Background In case you haven’t been avidly watching, here’s a quick recap of James Kennedy this season. He rapped about Jax sleeping with Faith while Brittany was working at SUR, then got drunk and body-shamed Katie at Pride. Lisa promptly fired him from SUR for both his alcohol problem and his treatment of the women who work there. (If you’re on board with the logic of that sentence, congratulations. You’re already miles beyond …

The Game Of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Is Here Betches

HBO dropped the Game of Thrones season 8 teaser trailer this past Sunday, officially kicking off three things: 1. The countdown to the premiere of the final season *muffled sobs* on April 14th 2. The inception of hundreds of thousands of fan theories about what every single second of this 1:44 video means. 3. My very own stress dreams about this show ending. Reddit has not slept since Sunday night. The footage of Jon, Sansa, and Arya slowly walking through the Winterfell crypts as dialogue from seasons past plays eerily overhead has taken the GOT world by storm. Sansa Sophie Turner. Alas, there were no clues to the show but like, wow. Good for Sansa. So what can this trailer …

Vanderpump Rules Season 7 Episode 6 Recap Betches

As a reminder, last week James’s mom begged Lisa for his job back, Lala and Brittany got their butts all pretty, and Stassi and Ariana had a joint cold themed birthday party which ended in a Stassi meltdown. Will she be forced to use her shattered iPhone for a year and a half like the rest of us peasants? Let’s find out! The girls are recounting what happened last night. Apparently after Stassi smashed her phone, she came out screaming at Beau, and he proceeded to cry and say he wasn’t her punching bag. Ruh roh. Beau: You dick-punched my heart Me: Beau is very forgiving and sweet and I’m wondering if Stassi can please lead me to the factory …

5 things to know for January 8: Shutdown, Brexit, Cyntoia Brown, Cuba, screen time

(CNN) 1. Government shutdown President Trump takes his battle to build a border wall into overdrive tonight. He’ll address the nation in prime time in his first Oval Office address, and he’s expected to describe the situation on the southern border with Mexico as a national security crisis. (There are already 31 active national emergencies, some dating back to the Clinton administration.) Trump will follow that up with a trip to the border later this week. Political observers think the President is trying to break the logjam with Democrats over his $5 billion border wall funding request — and the government shutdown it’s created — by building a case to bypass Congress for the money and use Defense Department funds …

A Dog Trainer Who Allegedly Killed Or Sold A Dog In His Care Asked Not To Post His Texts On Social Media Here They Are

The NEA Report got in touch with the dog trainer and he said that not everything Rachel has said is true. “It’s not a scheme and for sure not drugs, I don’t know why you would even say that,” he “Truth is [the] dog got bit by a snake [and] passed away. I should of taken [the] dog straight to [the] vet like I was supposed to do, but instead, I flipped and didn’t. [I] buried [the dog] correctly by all means, but I messed up and told her I did and shouldn’t have. Now if you’d give me time to talk to [an] attorney, I’d greatly appreciate it by all means.” Image credits: KOTRyche Image credits: cowboyincognito Image credits: RazorbackFBfan Image …

Shirts combining Idaho, California into ‘Idafornia’ spark furious online debate

The shirts were advertised as $12 for a short sleeve shirt and $15 for long sleeve. BAY AREA EXODUS? NEARLY 50 PERCENT OF CALIFORNIANS SAY THEY WANT TO MOVE OUT SOON, POLL FINDS Within hours the internet lost its mind. After two hours on the Facebook page, the post garnered 200 comments. “I took pictures of my kids wearing [the shirts], and thought nothing of it,” Pentzer told SFGate.com. “I checked back in a couple of hours, and everyone was fighting each other.” Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

People Are Cracking Up At This Barber Who Shaved A Triangle On Clients Head After Being Shown A Paused Video

post has received nearly 20K comments and over 78K likes, and it looks like the numbers aren’t stopping anytime soon. This is the paused video a customer showed the barber in China 天秀bot Dmitry Zvolskiy (not the actual photo) Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: As unfortunate as it was, people thought the mistake was hilarious Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Congo’s Catholic Church rejects election results as opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi lands surprise win

Goma, Congo (CNN)The Congo’s Catholic Church has rejected the results of the Central African nation’s presidential election, saying they don’t match the data collected by its observers. “However, from the analysis of the elements observed by this mission, we find that the results of the presidential election … do not correspond to the data collected by our observation mission from the polling and counting stations.” The conference said it had deployed more than 40,000 observers to all polling centers across the country. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian also said the election results did not match what was witnessed during the vote count. Besides Tshisekedi and Fayulu, the other contender was former Interior Minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the preferred successor …

15 amazing Google tricks you never knew before now

But the world’s most powerful search engine can do more than find things. Yes, the full G-Suite is a game-changer, and many of us have uploaded our entire digital existence to Drive; but most users don’t even realize how much power they have with a simple browser, thanks to Google’s many features and tricks. While you’re at it, find out what Google knows about you through its “takeout” feature. It’s free and tells you what the search giant knows about you. (Hint: If you’ve got multiple Google accounts, you’ll need to sign out and sign in for each.) If you never realized you could run two searches simultaneously or convert your screen to Klingon, read on. Google will grant you …

It takes seconds to suss out offensive tweets, but celebs just aren’t getting the message

(CNN)It only takes a few seconds to search for something on someone’s Twitter account. With the right terms and a little bit of intuition, one may even find something that threatens to take down an entire career. “It used to be that the overarching brand had more power than the individual and that is no longer true,” Harrington says. “The majority of these ‘called-on-the-carpet’ moments come from personalities that are trying to have a personal voice but are still at the mercy of the overarching brands, producers or channels for their income and popularity.” Why they get caught It’s also common wisdom that certain language is not going to play well with the general public. Whether or not someone is …

Hacker who took down entire nation’s internet is jailed

London (CNN)A British hacker whose cyberattacks took the nation of Liberia offline has been jailed for almost three years. While living in Cyprus, Kaye used a botnet he had created to trigger repeated distributed denial of service (DDoS) requests on Lonestar, causing the company to spend around $600,000 in remedial action. The additional impact of customers leaving the network caused the company to lose tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue, the NCA added. Following his arrest in February 2017, Kaye was extradited to Germany, where he also admitted to attacks on Deutsche Telekom that affected around 1 million customers in November 2016. “Daniel Kaye was operating as a highly skilled and capable hacker-for-hire,” Mike Hulett, Head of Operations …