Police must get to bottom of false stories about Crystal Palace fans | Daniel Taylor

There is an old episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm in which Larry David is sitting in traffic when the lights change to green and the car in front does not move. The only issue is that it happens to be a police car and, in those circumstances, what is the etiquette? Who beeps a police car? Larry, is the answer. “No one’s above the beep,” he explains when the police officer gets out of his car. OK, it is not to be taken too seriously (Larry is also wearing a wig…

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Top Stories World 

North Korea slams ‘DOTARD’ Trump’s Jerusalem decision & says it shows ‘TRUE COLOURS of US’

In a rare show of unity with other international leaders, Kim has joined the likes of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Britain’s Theresa May in vowing not to follow the US’s decision on Jerusalem, which has sparked a series of conflicts in Gaza and the West Bank. Citing a spokesperson of the North’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North Korea’s state-run media outlet KCNA reported that Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem – which it referred to as Kuds, based on its Arabic name – as the…

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Gaming 

8 big Game Awards reveals you may have missed – CNET

Norman Reedus stars in the Death Stranding game trailer. Screenshot by Sean Buckley/CNET Award shows are usually all the same. Someone comes onstage, talks about a category of games, movies or shows, reads out the nominees, then opens the envelope. What’s different about the annual Game Awards show: It’s known for mixing in game trailers and big reveals.  The 2017 Game Awards was no different.  Some notable winners this year were Cuphead, which won Best Action Game as well as both the Best Debut Indie Game from fan voting and…

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Technology 

Uber settles lawsuit over rape victim’s medical records – CNET

A fleet of self-driving Uber cars in San Francisco last December. The company has settled a lawsuit stemming from a rape in India in 2014. James Martin/CNET Uber has settled a lawsuit involving a woman raped by one of its drivers in India and allegations that the company had obtained and mishandled her medical records. Court documents filed Friday said the case would be dismissed in January. The terms of the settlement weren’t revealed. The lawsuit (PDF), filed this past June in the Northern District…

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Trump sparks boycott at museum opening, highlighting tensions

President Donald Trump’s 40-minute visit to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum concluded a days-long controversy over his presence at an event that commemorated a milestone in the state’s difficult racial history. Civil rights icon John Lewis, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, and Rep. Bennie Thompson, as well as other noteworthy Mississippians, said they would boycott the event after the president accepted the invitation earlier this week. They claimed the president did not support the spirit of the new institution and would only distract from the ceremony.…

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Technology 

Hey Joe Lawrence, how did you get to be the COO of Porsche? – Roadshow

If you look at Joe Lawrence’s resume you’ll see an eclectic mix of automotive jobs. Car salesman? Yep. Product Training Specialist at Nissan? Yeah, that’s on there too. You’ll even find 6 Series Communications Manager as well as Director of Marketing at BMW. At the top of the page is his current job, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at Porsche Cars, North America. So how does a guy from El Paso, Texas go from selling cars at a Ford dealership to being the head honcho at Porsche? It started…

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Entertainment 

Fortnite Servers DOWN: Epic confirm PS4 and Xbox One issues – Failed to Join Party problem

While there have been ongoing issues today with Xbox Live connections going down, it appears something else maybe affecting Fornite servers. A recent message from Epic Games confirms server problems but does not mention the recent Xbox Live outages. “Looks like we are seeing problems with players being able to connect to games and friends,” a message from Epic Games explains. “We’re looking into this now! We will continue to keep you posted on all the latest updates. “We’ve been having intermittent problems all day and had previously thought they…

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Science 

'She Chose to Treat Them Like Trash.' Woman Pleads Guilty to Hiding Her Dead Babies Under a House

The infants were stuffed in trash bags More A North Carolina woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to hiding trash bags containing the remains of her two dead infants under a Smithfield home rented by her mother. Bridgette Morgan Smith, 41, pled guilty to two counts of failing to report a death, a felony charge in North Carolina, the News and Observer reports. Under her plea agreement, Smith was sentenced to serve a minimum of six months, and a maximum of eight months, for each count. The babies were first discovered…

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Technology 

This beach’s rope swing is so Instagram-famous – CNET

This small stretch of Indian Ocean beach boasts fine white sand, great surfing and snorkeling amidst a coral reef and large sea turtles that don’t hesitate to shell-bump slow-swimming humans. Yet social media posts about Dalawella beach along Sri Lanka’s southern coast focus instead on a humble, man-made attraction: an old length of rope dangling from a palm tree.  Go ahead and search for “#Dalawella” on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and especially Pinterest and you’ll find paradisaical photos of pretty people swinging on the palm-slung rope predominating in the posts. Dalawella…

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Science 

Tremors Detected Near North Korean Nuclear Test Site Likely Aftershocks

Tremors Detected Near North Korean Nuclear Test Site Likely Aftershocks More Tremors were detected near North Korea’s nuclear test site Saturday, but they are likely aftershocks from the large nuclear test conducted in September, officials said. The test, which took place Sept. 3, was the country’s sixth and largest underground nuclear test, according to Reuters. “They’re probably relaxation events from the sixth nuclear test. When you have a large nuclear test, it moves the earth’s crust around the area, and it takes a while for it to fully subside. We’ve…

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