Top LA Times, Chicago Tribune Exec Pays Himself $15 Million in Christmas Eve Surprise

The chairman of the company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News has awarded himself $15 million in consulting contracts for the publishing conglomerate, according to an SEC filing. The document, which was filed on Friday afternoon ahead of the Christmas break, provides Merrick Media, the consulting firm owned … Read more

‘Doctor Who’: All 12 Regenerations Ranked, From William Hartnell to Matt Smith (Videos)

It feels like it was yesterday when Peter Capaldi replaced Matt Smith as the legendary Doctor. But like Smith and David Tennant before him, Capaldi will set down his sonic screwdriver after three seasons on “Doctor Who” after this year’s Christmas special Of course, that means that the Doctor will soon undergo another regeneration, an … Read more

NASA Astronauts Watch ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on Space Station

A whole 240 miles above Earth, NASA astronauts had the ultimate movie night as the crew of the International Space Station watched “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” NASA astronaut Mar. T. Vande Hei  tweeted, “Space Station movie night, complete with “bungee cord chairs”, drink bags, and a science fiction flick!” Space Station movie night, complete with … Read more

Watch ‘Mindhunter’ Killer Ed Kemper Celebrate Christmas With an Egg Salad Sandwich (Video)

The big question is: If you watch this video on a loop for a day does it inspire more or less Christmas cheer? Or does it simply turn viewers into serial killers, like Ed Kemper in Netflix’s “Mindhunter”? Kemper, played by Cameron Britton, is seen in the above video eating an egg salad sandwich to … Read more

Dozens Feared Dead In Massive Shopping Mall Blaze In Philippine City Of Davao

An enormous fire that consumed a shopping mall in the Philippine city of Davao, trapping at least 37 people inside, continued to burn on Sunday ― more than a day after the blaze began. Firefighters recovered one body from the still-smouldering NCCC Mall on Sunday, reported CNN Philippines. Distraught relatives were told there was “zero” chance of … Read more

Urbi et Orbi: Pope calls for peace for Jerusalem

Europe Europe Urbi et Orbi: Pope calls for ‘peace for Jerusalem’ Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with … Read more

Moscow subway bus crash kills four people

Moscow subway bus crash kills four people Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The bus appeared to swerve off course and into the stairwell A bus left a road in Moscow before ploughing into a subway entrance, leaving at least four people dead and 15 injured, Russian media say.CCTV video shows people scattering as the … Read more

Tembin: Vietnam braces for killer typhoon

Asia Asia Tembin: Vietnam braces for killer typhoon Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share … Read more

Russian presidential election: Alexei Navalny barred from competing

Russian presidential election: Alexei Navalny barred from competing AFP Mr Navalny was seen as the only candidate with a chance of challenging President Putin Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from competing in next year’s presidential election.The Central Electoral Commission has said Mr Navalny was ineligible because of a corruption conviction which … Read more