POLITICS 08/11/2018 07:01 am ET In October, the president suggested Puerto Ricans were lucky Hurricane Maria wasn't a "real catastrophe" like Katrina in New Orleans. By Hayley Miller It’s been nearly 11 months since Hurricane Maria terrorized Puerto Rico, decimating the island’s farmlands, power grid and homes ― and likely claiming hundreds and hundreds of lives in its wake. Independent investigations conducted separately by The New York Times, Penn State University and Harvard University estimated Maria’s death toll could be in the thousands. The official death count has remained at 64, though Puerto Rican officials quietly conceded this week in a report to Congress that over 1,427 deaths may be directly or indirectly linked to the historic storm. In the months since Maria, President Donald Trump has been remarkably silent about Puerto Rico’s struggle to recover. Trump, a notoriously prolific tweeter, hasn’t mentioned the hurricane … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump Ever Going To Acknowledge The Massive Loss Of Life In Puerto Rico?
Aug 10, 1:22 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Andrew N. White 08/10/18 AT 12:47 PM McDonald's customers will be able to get free food for life if they play their cards right. The fast-food chain announced Friday that it would be giving away one McGold card through an online contest.The customer who wins the card through the competition will receive a lifetime supply of free food from the restaurant. The card specifically grants the winner two free meals a week for 50 years, according to the contest website. The prize is valued at $52,350. The sweepstakes kick off on Friday and run through Aug. 24."This is going to cost them less than one corporate Christmas party," said Rob Frankel, a Los Angeles-based branding strategy expert, according to USA Today. "I don’t think it’s going to do anything to encourage the app usage. You have a much better chance of winning a state lottery … [Read more...] about Here’s How To Eat Free At McDonald’s For Life With The McGold Card
FURIOUS Coleen Rooney has today hit back at claims she kicked a family out of their seats on a Jet2 flight — insisting she is not a "diva". The leading Wag, 32, told Manchester family the Chassins to "get a life" after they accused star-struck airline staff of giving her preferential treatment. Dad-of-one Michael Chassin, 51, had forked out £2,735 on six tickets from Manchester to Faro, Portugal — including a £60 reservation fee to claim a row of seats. But the family say that they were forced to move to the back of the cabin next to smelly toilets to make way for celeb Coleen, three of her four kids and her two brothers on the 28 July flight home. Coleen, married to ex-England captain Wayne Rooney, slammed finance director Michael in a series of scathing tweets this afternoon. Branding the claims as "a joke", she wrote: "First of all this is the first I know about the situation .... I was given these seats on check in Ana that was that. Coleen Rooney … [Read more...] about Furious Coleen Rooney blasts Jet2 passenger who was booted out of reserved seat so she could use it, saying ‘get a life’
News / UK and world by Press Association August 10, 2018, 3:33 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A Muslim convert dubbed “The Eagle” is facing life behind bars for a plot to kill 100 people in a terror attack outside the Disney Store on Oxford Street. Lewis Ludlow, 26, swore allegiance to Islamic State as he prepared to drive a van through London’s shopping district or Madame Tussauds. He bought a phone under a false name and wrote down his attack plans – which were later found ripped up in a bin. The defendant, who called himself “The Eagle” and “The Ghost”, also researched potential targets around the capital. He identified Oxford Street as an “ideal” target, writing: “It is expected nearly 100 could be killed in the attack”. Ludlow, from Rochester, in Kent, formulated his plan after being stopped by police at Heathrow airport in February as he attempted … [Read more...] about Muslim convert facing life behind bars for Oxford Street terror plot
By Brian Rogers Published 9:06 am CDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 A 60-year-old Jordanian immigrant facing the death penalty for two Houston “honor killings” in 2012 is expected to take the stand Friday in his own defense. It will be the second time that the Harris County jurors who convicted Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan will hear from the father of 12 who killed his son-in-law and coordinated the shooting of one of his daughter’s close female friends. Two weeks ago, prosecutors convinced the jury that Irsan was a Muslim extremist who spent months stalking one of his adult daughters after she ran away from the family’s rural Montgomery County compound and converted to Christianity. Prosecutors said he planned to kill a total of five people including his daughter for converting and marrying a Christian. Irsan’s case and the lengthy trial has made international news since 2015 when Irsan was arrested and accused of the slayings because his honor was … [Read more...] about Jordanian father convicted of two Houston-area ‘honor killings’ expected to plead for his life in death penalty trial