August 31, 2019

Crochet artist leaves flowers around town ‘to make people smile’

Olivia Fletcher says the colourful creations help with her own mental health.
August 31, 2019

Multiple People Killed In Mass Shooting In Odessa and Midland, Texas

At least 5 people were killed during a mass shooting in Odessa and Midland, Texas, the Texas Tribune reports. At least 20 more people were reportedly injured, according to CBS 7. One perpetrator was shot and killed by police, while another suspect was ...
August 31, 2019

Some of your favorite ‘Stranger Things’ characters almost looked a lot different

"Jopper" is the affection fan-named pairing of old childhood flames Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers on Netflix's Stranger Things, with the bestowing of that nickname a testament not only to how much fans adore the gruff sheriff and loving mom but also how perfectly matched the actors are who portray them. So perfectly matched, in fact, that it's almost impossible to see how the Duffer Brothers, who created the hit Netflix series, were considering Ewan McGregor and Sam Rockwell at one point for the role of Hopper. While Naomi Watts and Marissa Tomei were likewise possible considerations for the character of Ms. Byers. That revelation comes via a new report from The Independent, which sheds light on details in the so-called show bible the Duffer Brothers used when they were first taking meetings with TV industry executives and trying to get the show made. What's also interesting to note from the Duffer Brothers' earliest guide for the show was that they at first expected it to be a one-season affair, presumably denying us the opportunity to watch Eleven's assimilation into the gang of friends, the arrival of Russians, Starcourt Mall, and much more. Lucky for us, the show the brothers eventually directed for Netflix departed significantly from those early notes -- and exceeded our expectations in the process. About the consideration of those film actors above for the "Jopper" roles, the brothers' old notes read, according to The Independent: "The limited nature of the project will allow us to target film actors for the adult leads." The series has been a massive hit for Netflix and is widely expected to be renewed soon for a fourth season. Which will be welcome news to fans, given that there are some major questions that Stranger Things 3 left unanswered, like what's next for Eleven given the loss of her powers, the definitive fate of Hopper and who that off-hand comment about "The American" refers to.
August 31, 2019

22-year-old Formula 2 driver killed in crash

Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert has died after a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has confirmed. The Frenchman's car was hit at high speed at Spa-Francorchamps.
August 31, 2019

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool: Sadio Mane incident is played down by manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp plays down striker Sadio Mane's reaction after being substituted in the 3-0 win at Burnley.
August 31, 2019

Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert killed in high-speed Belgian Grand Prix crash

French Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert died Saturday following a heavy crash at the Belgian Grand Prix.
August 31, 2019

Man swears off Tinder after friends mock him for using same pickup line

He was "tripped out" by the wild experience.
August 31, 2019

Watch a man brazenly light a cigarette at gunpoint during an armed robbery

If you think you're cool under pressure, you've got absolutely nothing on a St. Louis man who -- in a scene that could have easily been part of a Tarantino movie -- calmly and brazenly lit a cigarette while the bar he was in was being robbed. Not only that, our fearless hero refused to let the robber snatch his smartphone away. All the while, the robber was carrying around an assault weapon that was later revealed to be a Hi-Point Carbine. If that sounds familiar, the Hi-Point Carbine was one of the weapons used during the 1999 Columbine school shooting. The robbery itself was captured on video and shows all the other bar patrons smartly take immediate cover. Our cigarette toting hero, meanwhile, doesn't seem to show the tiniest ounce of concern or fear. What's more, he doesn't even flinch when the robber went around the bar and briefly pointed his weapon in his direction. Indeed, in a bad-ass demonstration of resolve, it was at this moment that he lit a cigarette, with seemingly no regard for his own well-being or St. Louis' indoor smoking laws. Even when another bar patron has a gun shoved into his back, the anonymous smoker remains incredibly calm while continuing to smoke. "He just was very adamant about it like, 'I'm not playing your game," bartender Dustin Krueger told KMOV4 News. The video was shared to Facebook by the bar owner and can be viewed below. https://www.facebook.com/jkimack/videos/10213714436204738/ As to how it all played out, the robber managed to escape with a handful of wallets, some cash, and a few cell phones. His total haul was said to be a few hundred dollars. Notably, and thankfully, no one in the bar was injured during the ordeal. A witness to the robber relays that the perpetrator appeared to be on some type of drug.
August 31, 2019

Channel migrants: Sixty six people found in small boats

A number of small boats carrying migrants towards the Kent coast were intercepted after searches.
August 31, 2019

Justin Bieber Says His Megachurch Sermon Was About Finding “Power In Weakness”

Justin Bieber may be used to performing to sold-out crowds, but recently he stepped on a different kind of stage and led his first church sermon. And, according to his pastor, Judah Smith, it was a service that highlighted Bieber’s natural gift for wor...