April 16, 2019

Newspaper headlines: Praise for Notre Dame fire ‘heroes’

The newspapers report on efforts by firefighters and a vicar to save the cathedral and its treasures.
April 16, 2019

‘Circumcision caused my son’s suicide’

Why did a young man kill himself two years after being circumcised?
April 16, 2019

Grenfell family placed on council house waiting list

Mahad Egal's family will now be placed on the council house waiting list, a legal letter says.
April 16, 2019

London nail bombings: ‘I was showered in blood’

Twenty years ago, three bombings targeted London's black, gay and Bangladeshi communities.
April 16, 2019

Ronaldo, Juventus dumped from Champions League by Dutch underdogs

'Walking to Glory' read a banner held aloft by Barcelona fans prior to kick off and, thanks to two costly Manchester United errors, the host barely had to break out of a stroll to secure a place in the Champions League semifinals.
April 16, 2019

Norfolk man restores Spitfire in front garden over seven years

Paul Linsell's World War Two replica, which he spent seven years restoring, is going on display at a museum.
April 16, 2019

Council elections voter ID trial: What you need to know

Hundreds of people were turned away from polling stations in a 2018 trial for not having proof of ID.
April 16, 2019

Capcom’s new 16-game mini-console will make you feel like a kid again

We’ve seen a handful of video game companies, including Nintendo and Sony, launch super retro mini-consoles that are packed with classic video games, and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away. The latest gaming company to jump onboard the mini-console bandwagon is Capcom, which announced today that it’s teed up the Capcom Home Arcade: A plug-and-play system built around two joystick controllers that includes 16 arcade titles like Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting and Mega Man: The Power Battle. It will be released on October 25th in the UK for about 230 euros, while there has yet to be any mention of a North American release at this time. The Home Arcade will also include some less popular titles like Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, as well as games from different genres like Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. Per Capcom's announcement page, you'll be able to upload your best scores via the Home Arcade's onboard Wi-Fi to a "Worldwide High Score Leaderboard" to see how well you stack up against other players across the world. It's a pretty nostalgia-inducing setup, with the large buttons that feel satisfying to press or mash and the joysticks with oversized round grip at the top. The whole system is also in the shape of Campcom's classic logo, and it's powered via USB and connects to your TV via HDMI. Capcom's official page says more retailers will be announced soon -- hopefully that includes the ability to purchase the setup stateside. The video at the top of this post will give you a basic look at the Home Arcade in action, and the list of games that will be included is as follows:
  • 1944: The Loop Master
  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Armored Warriors
  • Capcom Sports Club
  • Captain Commando
  • Cyberbots
  • Darkstalkers
  • Eco Fighters
  • Final Fight
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Gigawing
  • Mega Man: The Power Battle
  • Progear
  • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
  • Strider
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
April 16, 2019

Martha Stewart’s brands have a new owner

Martha Stewart's brands are changing hands.
April 16, 2019

Activists vow to fight back as Tennessee lawmakers attempt to criminalize some voter registration

Activists are vowing to fight back after the Tennessee House of Representatives advanced a bill Monday that would impose fines on voter registration organizations that turn in incomplete forms. The legislation would impose fines ranging from $150 to $2,000 if groups turn in between 100 to 500 unfinished forms. If a group turns more than […]