Sport 

Rob Cross WINS World Darts Championship after stunning Phil Taylor in final

On an emotional evening at the Ally Pally, Cross, a former electrician, brought to an end the incredible career of Phil Taylor with an amazing 7-2 triumph in the final. Cross, 27, from Hastings, used to be sparky by day and a darts player by night but now he is the shining new light of world darts, winning the £400,000 first prize after simply taking the Taylor apart. The Power is dead, long live the man known as Voltage. Whatever fuelled him through this championship, he never once got his…

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Next Stoke manager odds: Mark Hughes on the brink – who will replace him?

Stoke City could be set to ditch Mark Hughes after a dismal run of Premier League results – but who are the favourites to replace him? The Welshman had established the Potters in the top half but has seen his team slide away over the past year. Plenty of former Premier League managers have been linked with the post, including a surprise favourite who could make a shock return to English football. Take a look through the gallery to reveal the top contenders to become the next Stoke manager if…

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Top Stories World 

Miss America elects Gretchen Carlson as new chair after email scandal

Gretchen Carlson was elected to lead the Miss America pageant after its CEO and previous chairman resigned amid a sexist email scandal, the organization said Monday. In a statement, the Miss America Organization said that Carlson, who won the pageant in 1989, would take over the role immediately. TV journalist and best-selling author Gretchen Carlson. Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images for SiriusXM “Everyone has been stunned by the events of the last several days, and this has not been easy for anyone who loves this program,” Carlson said, according to…

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Entertainment 

Avengers Infinity War LEAK: Is THIS Thor’s mission with the Guardians of the Galaxy?

WARNING POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS INFINITY WAR A month ago the first trailer for Avengers Infinity War dropped in all its Marvel glory, with its climax teasing Thor meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord, has previously teased that the Guardians will have a small role in the new movie, so what exactly will they be doing with the Asgardian King? Now a leak discovered by The Brick Show, from multiple sources, has unveiled LEGO set descriptions for Avengers Infinity War and one seems to confirm…

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Commercial air travel in 2017 was safest ever, travel group says

WASHINGTON — Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets last year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group that tracks crashes, making 2017 the safest year on record for commercial air travel. Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network both reported Monday there were no commercial passenger jet fatalities in 2017. “2017 was the safest year for aviation ever,” said Adrian Young of To70. To70 estimated that the fatal accident rate for large commercial passenger flights is 0.06 per million flights,…

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Science 

Supermoon 2018: How to watch the moon tonight – live stream 

The supermoon on January 1 is the second in a cycle of three supermoons which started on December 3 2017 and will end on January 31 where we will also experience a lunar total eclipse. In the UK, the supermoon will peak in the night sky at around 2.24am between January 1 and January 2. For those living in the western hemisphere you will be able to view the supermoon in the late evening hours of New Year’s Day (January 1), however for those in the eastern hemisphere viewers will…

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10 Americans die in fiery plane crash in Costa Rica

Investigators on Monday were trying to determine what caused the deadly New Year’s Eve plane crash in Costa Rica that claimed the lives of 10 Americans and the two crew members. The chartered single-engine plane crashed into a mountain shortly after taking off at 1 p.m. (ET) from an air field in Punta Islita, the country’s president, Luis Guillermo Solís, confirmed. Five of the victims were New Yorkers: Bruce Steinberg, his wife Irene, and their three sons, Matthew, William and Zachary. “We are in utter shock and disbelief right now,”…

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Technology 

Verne Troyer got a ‘Tesla’ for Christmas and it’s amazing – Roadshow

Verne Troyer, probably best known as Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, is an avid video maker and Redditor. And now, he’s a Tesla owner… sort of. Troyer’s latest video on YouTube is all about his new Tesla. But it’s not a P100D or anything like that. It’s the Radio Flyer Tesla Model S for Kids, a scaled-down electric car that stays true to the original model’s design. It has a top speed of 6 mph, a 3.5-hour charge time and a 3.5-mm audio input so you can play…

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Science 

The Moon Was the Distraction America Needed in 2017

The back and forth between President Donald Trump and the media in 2017, Americans were starting to get political whiplash, but looking up towards the sky proved to be the distraction people needed. It was a good year for the moon. Millions of people risked their retinas to stare at it during the total solar eclipse in August, and in December President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1 to send NASA astronauts back to the moon. A fresh New Year’s Day supermoon kicked off 2018 attracting viewers around the world. Shortly after Trump was…

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Diabetes drug ‘significantly reverses memory loss’ in mice with Alzheimer’s

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer’s after scientists found it ‘significantly reversed memory loss’ in mice through a triple method of action. This is the first time that a triple receptor drug has been used which acts in multiple ways to protect the brain from degeneration. It combines three growth factors. Problems with growth factor signalling have been shown to be impaired in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

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