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Five Russian Athletes Banned from Winter Olympics

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption Five Russian athletes who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics have been banned for life for doping violations. The list of violators included two gold medalists at the games that took place in Sochi, Russia. The International Olympic Committee (IOC)…

Prince Harry, Actress Meghan Markle to Wed Next Year

1/1Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle Show Caption Hide Caption LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, royal officials announced Monday, confirming months of speculation. Markle, a humanitarian campaigner and lifestyle blogger who succeeded in show business before falling for Harry, will become a senior member…

Cuba Anniversary Fidel Castro’s Death

FORMER CUBAN LEADER FIDEL CASTRO DIED NOVEMBER 25, 2016 AT AGE 90

1/1Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro died November 25, 2016 at age 90 Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Saturday will mark one year since the passing of Fidel Castro. Castro led the overthrow of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in Cuba in 1959 and made the Caribbean island the first communist country in the Western Hemisphere. Castro brought social reforms to…

Eiffel Tower to go Dark for Egypt Attack Victims

FRANCE'S FAMED EIFFEL TOWER TO GO DARK IN TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS OF EGYPT MOSQUE ATTACK

1/1France’s famed Eiffel Tower to go dark in tribute to victims of Egypt mosque attack. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – A tweet from the Eiffel tower in France says the famed structure will go dark at midnight; which is 6 PM Eastern time. It’s to pay tribute to the victims of Friday’s deadly terror attack in Egypt. At least…

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

1/1US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued Show Caption Hide Caption TOKYO (AP) — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it…

David Cassidy Confirmed Dead at 67

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption Sad news out of Hollywood confrims former teen heartthrob David Cassidy has died. The singer and actor was 67-years-old. Cassidy shot to stardom when he starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family”.     Born 1950 in new york city to a pair of…

Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO

1/1Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as “Game of Thrones,” at one point taunting the network with a twist on a catch phrase form that series: “Winter…

Canada Proposes $1 Per Gram Marijuana Tax

CANADA PROPOSES TAXING RECREATIONAL WEEK $1 PER GRAM

1/1Canada proposes taxing recreational week $1 per gram. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Canada is looking to tax recreational marijuana. Canada’s Department of Finance reaffirmed Friday that not only does it want to legalize recreational marijuana, but that it wants to put a dollar-per-gram tax on it. The proposal sent shares of Canadian marijuana companies soaring. The tax would…