Actress Rebel Wilson loses bid to keep most of her defamation payout

Actress Rebel Wilson lost a bid to keep most of her defamation payout. (Reuters) Rebel Wilson said she was glad she’d stood up to “a bully” despite losing her bid Friday to keep most of the record payout awarded to her in her defamation case against an Australian magazine. The actress had sued Woman’s Day […]

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FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists. Authorities on Thursday unveiled 3D-printed copies of the decoys that inmates Frank Morris and John and Clarence […]

World’s best boutique hotels for 2018

(CNN) — Sipping Champagne in the Chrysler from the airport. Being greeted with garlands, dining underneath frangipani trees while being served the best in Balinese, Western and Chinese cuisine, then slipping into the plunge pool with spectacular waterfall feature. In a lavish ceremony at London’s Merchant Taylors’ Hall on Thursday night, Naomi Siawarta, Awarta’s director, […]

How did the first mother in space become a cruise ship godmother

What’s the most surreal experience you have ever had? Curiously, for Anna Fisher – one of NASA’s first six female astronauts and famously the first mother to go into space – becoming godmother to the cruise ship Viking Orion sails away with the title. Fisher is not what you may expect from a legendary, space-travelling […]

Forest Service chief vows to rid agency of sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scrutiny stemming from fresh revelations of rampant discrimination, bullying, retaliation and sexual misconduct at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency’s new chief pledged Thursday that she will “do everything in my power to put us on a path to no harassment.” Vicki Christiansen acknowledged to a congressional panel that the Forest […]

Audit cites flaws in costly California bullet train project

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Flawed decision-making and poor contract management contributed to billions in cost overruns and years of delays in the as-yet unbuilt California’s high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, state auditors said Thursday. The project is now estimated to cost $77 billion and is 15 years from completion. State auditor […]

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National Veterans Memorial and Museum: Where every veteran counts

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) — Military museums across the United States and around the world often offer visitors glimpses of world wars, commemorating the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum has a broader goal: to represent veterans — not just war. War stories are present, of […]

4 airlines at Logan Airport were named among the top 10 worldwide for 2019

Four airlines that fly out of Logan International Airport were just named among the 10 best in the world for 2019. AirlineRatings.com, the Australia-based airline safety and product review website, released its list of the world’s 10 best airlines for 2019 on Tuesday as part of its annual Airline Excellence Awards. The top-ranking airline that services […]

2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV teased ahead of LA revival

After rumors swirled at the start of 2018 over a reborn Honda Passport, the brand has confirmed the nameplate’s revival. Honda teased the forthcoming mid-size crossover SUV on Thursday (#ThrowbackThursday) and announced the model will make its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The brand didn’t reveal much about the 2019 Honda […]