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Halloween horror as car 'crashes into shoppers' in London - one dead, one injured

ONE person has died in a car collision after a driver mounted the pavement and ploughed into a pedestrian.

Police were called to the scene this afternoon after a Ford Focus drove onto the pavement outside a Co-Op by Deptford Bridge in London.
It crashed into a pedestrian who remains in hospital.
The driver, a man in his 20’s, was taken to a south London hospital by emergency services.
He died there later this afternoon. Police have not yet formally identified the man.
The female pedestrian who was hurt in the incident remains in hospital. Her condition is described as stable, and non-life threatening.
The crash took place outside the Co-Op on Deptford High Street.

The incident caused rush hour chaos as bus routes were delayed and roads were closed.
Roads in the area were reopened shortly before 7pm but delays were still expected, TFL said.
TFL has confirmed disruption continues on local bus routes.

A crime scene remains cordoned off while Metropolitan Police continue to investigat…

Google Docs error locks out users

Some Google Docs users found themselves locked out of their documents on Tuesday after the company flagged harmless files as "inappropriate."
Those locked out of their documents included reporters collaborating on articles, a document on academic software engineering, a study guide, and a user working on a pathology lab report.
"This message has been flagged as inappropriate and can no longer be shared," reads a message some users received.
In a statement, Google said the lockouts were temporary and the result of a technical issue.
"This morning, we made a code push that incorrectly flagged a small percentage of Google Docs as abusive, which caused those documents to be automatically blocked. A fix is in place and all users should have full access to their docs," a Google spokesperson said.

"We apologize for the disruption and will put processes in place to prevent this from happening again," the statement added.
The Google Docs locking err…

Facebook, Twitter, Google testify before Congress

Silicon Valley is settling in to get grilled by Washington.
Executives from Facebook (FB, Tech30), Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) and Google (GOOGL, Tech30) are testifying before Congress Tuesday afternoon in the first of three hearings this week into how foreign nationals used social media to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
At the hearing, held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, the tech companies were pressed on their ability to prevent bad actors from taking advantage of their platforms through ads and regular posts.
"You've got 5 million advertisers, and you're going to tell me you are able to trace the origin of all of those advertisements," Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, asked Colin Stretch, Facebook's general counsel.
Stretch admitted Facebook had limitations on what it could know. "To your question about seeing behind the platform, to understand if there are shell corporations, of course the answer…

'I want to quit': Fox News employees say their network's Russia coverage was 'an embarrassment'

Some employees at Fox News were left embarrassed and humiliated by their network's coverage of the latest revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling, according to conversations CNN had with several individuals placed throughout the network.
"I'm watching now and screaming," one Fox News personality said in a text message to CNN as the person watched their network's coverage. "I want to quit."
"It is another blow to journalists at Fox who come in every day wanting to cover the news in a fair and objective way," one senior Fox News employee told CNN of their outlet's coverage, adding that there were "many eye rolls" in the newsroom over how the news was covered.
The person said, "Fox feels like an extension of the Trump White House."

The employees spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. A…

The McDonald’s dish you should NEVER order according to staff

MCDONALD’S Filet-O-Fish may be one to avoid next time you visit the fast food chain.

According to a Reddit discussion between former fast food chain workers your fish sandwich could have been sitting in the restaurant’s “heated cabinet” for hours before being served.
They then advised customers to ask for a fresh one to be made.
One Reddit user claiming to be a former employee said: “I came here to say this. Seriously. It’s been three years since I worked there but I can promise you that filet of fish is not fresh by any stretch of the imagination.
Another added: “At McDonald’s just say you want a fish filet cooked to order. It will take five more minutes but worth it compared to the filet that has been in the heated cabinet for hours.” has contacted McDonald’s for comment.
Earlier this year, a McDonald’s worker revealed what it was really like to work for the chain.
Sick of being judged for his career choice, one man went on an epic Facebook rant which went vira…

Up to 200 killed at North Korea's nuclear test site: report

North Japanese media reports that 200 North Koreans died in a tunnel collapse at their nuclear test site.

Up to 200 workers could have been killed after a tunnel collapsed at North Korea’s nuclear test site, according to a media report.
Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi said around 100 people were trapped when the unfinished tunnel caved in at the Punggye-ri site, which lies south of the Mantapsan mountain, 50 miles from the border with China.
The Telegraph reported that the incident occurred on Oct. 10, citing South Korean news agency Yonhap.
Another 100 people could have died in a second collapse as they attempted to rescue their trapped colleagues, TV Asahi reported.

The report couldn’t be verified by USA TODAY.
In September, Chinese scientists briefed a North Korean delegation in Beijing of the danger of a collapse at the nuclear test site, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.
North Korea said it tested a hydrogen bomb at Punggye-ri on Sept. 3 — its sixth and most …

Selena Gomez Named Billboard's 2017 Woman of the Year

The prestigious event, held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music issue, also recognizes the most powerful female executives in the industry.
Selena Gomez is Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year.
The two-time Billboard 200 chart leader will receive the award Nov. 30 at the annual Women in Music dinner and awards gala, held at the Roy Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles.
Gomez, an award-winning singer, producer and actress, will join an all-star cast of previous Woman of the Year honorees, including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Beyonce and last year’s winner, Madonna, who delivered a moving speech that touched on feminism, sexism and much more.
“Not only is Selena soaring on the charts, but she continuously inspires young women everywhere to be authentic, give back and to not be afraid to use their voice,” said John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. “She is never afraid to speak her mind and has used h…

iPhone X - First impressions reveal Apple may have a huge hit on their hands

APPLE’S iPhone X is now available to pre-order with this flagship device arriving in stores across the UK from Friday. And, if you’re thinking of buying this all-new smartphone, here’s's first look and initial impressions.

The iPhone X marks a major milestone for Apple.
This groundbreaking piece of technology arrives 10 years after the very first iPhone was held up in front of cheering crowds by Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs.
The iPhone has transformed the way we communicate and has spawned a generation of devices that can allow consumers to watch content, surf the web, send emails and take pictures that look as good as those shot on a professional DSLR.
Now on its 10th anniversary, Apple is launching its biggest ever update to this hugely popular device.
The iPhone X is once again pushing the boundaries of design and technology with new features such as an edge-to-edge display and facial recognition. has just got the iPhone X in our hands and here…

North Korea nuclear disaster ALERT: Radioactive cloud 'to ENGULF hemisphere,' warns China

A DEADLY radioactive could could engulf the "entire hemisphere" killing thousands if North Korea’s nuclear facility collapses following its recent test launch.

Chinese geologists today warned their North Korea counterparts that the Punggye-ri underground nuclear facility may collapse if future tests are carried out at the same location.
Experts claimed future testing might "blow the top off the mountain," spreading radioactive waste through the wind and cracks created during the implosion.
And they suggested the deadly radiation cloud could spread across the entire hemisphere sparking a major global disaster.

The dangerously high levels of radiation could kill thousands or even millions - perhaps not instantly, but over the following weeks, months and years.

A researcher at the country's Peking University, said: “China cannot sit and wait until the site implodes.
“Our instruments can detect nuclear fallout when it arrives, but it will be too late by then.

Stephen Colbert Mocks 'Fox & Friends' For "Avoiding" Mueller Investigation

With hard-hitting segments on millennials ruining Halloween, Reese's Pieces and Google's burger emoji, the 'Late Show' host wondered whether Fox News "was going out of its way to cover anything" else.
Stephen Colbert took gleeful delight in mocking President Donald Trump's favorite show, Fox & Friends, for their comical attempts to avoid covering the first indictments arising from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
“This is huge news, and all the networks scrambled to cover the latest from the Mueller investigation. Except, of course, for the president’s roadside petting zoo over at Fox & Friends,” said a deadpan Colbert. 

The Late Show host ran through clips of all the important stories Fox & Friends did cover as news of the indictments broke early Monday morning, including former Superman Dean Cain opining on how millennials had ruined Halloween, a story on Reese's Pieces and the "biggest news&quo…

Firms should make more information about salaries public

SWEDES discuss their incomes with a frankness that would horrify Britons or Americans. They have little reason to be coy; in Sweden you can learn a stranger’s salary simply by ringing the tax authorities and asking. Pay transparency can be a potent weapon against persistent inequities. When hackers published e-mails from executives at Sony Pictures, a film studio, the world learned that some of Hollywood’s most bankable female stars earned less than their male co-stars. The revelation has since helped women in the industry drive harder bargains. Yet outside Nordic countries transparency faces fierce resistance. Donald Trump recently cancelled a rule set by Barack Obama requiring large firms to provide more pay data to anti-discrimination regulators. Even those less temperamentally averse to sunlight than Mr Trump balk at what can seem an intrusion into a private matter. That is a shame. Despite the discomfort that transparency can cause, it would be better to publish mo…

Russia-linked posts 'reached 126m Facebook users in US'

Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the past two years.
The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and after the 2016 presidential election.
Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages.
Facebook released the figures ahead of a Senate hearing where it - together with Twitter and Google - will detail Russia's impact on the popular sites.
Russia has repeatedly denied allegations that it attempted to influence the last US presidential election, in which Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton.
In a separate major development on Monday, an investigation by independent counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia produced its first charges against two former aides. It also emerged that a third former aide had pleaded guilty in early October to lying to the FBI.

President Trump has dismissed allegations of co…

ABC Orders More Episodes of 'Grey’s Anatomy,' 'American Housewife' and 'Black-ish'

The announcement brings the episode total for each series to 24 this season.
ABC is doling out additional episodes of three of its shows.
Grey’s Anatomy, American Housewife and Black-ish each nabbed two additional episodes. The additional orders bring their series totals to 24 episodes for the season.
In its fourteenth season on the air, Grey's Anatomy is about to celebrate 300 episodes. The medical drama airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. American Housewife, for its part, made a successful move to a new time slot this season, Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. And so did Black-ish, which now airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

The series are no strangers to additional episodes orders. ABC last year ordered two more installments of Grey's and Black-ish, while also greenlighting an additional episode of American Housewife.
The additional episode orders also come as both Black-ish and Grey's are preparing to launch spinoffs in the new year. Grown-ish premieres on sister cable network Freeform on Jan.…

How to buy bitcoin in the UK: Cash, wallets, price and everything you need to know

CONFUSED by Bitcoin? Here’s everything you need to know about the cryptocurrency, how to open a wallet, secure it, and get the best prices.

Bitcoin prices recently hit a new all-time high, with one unit of the cryptocurrency trading at £4813.32 ($6.345) on Monday October 30.
Analysts have put the recent price surge down to a number of factors, including the decline in support for bitcoin cash and other hard forks.
China resuming cryptocurrency trading earlier this year and South Korea’s recent announcement that it plans to adopt bitcoin as a commodity have also helped the market to soar.
Tens of millions of people have opened bitcoin wallets and are buying into the digital currency. Here’s how you can be one of them.
1. Sign up for a bitcoin wallet
A bitcoin wallet is a piece of software which acts like a bank account and holds your bitcoin.
There are countless options but the most popular is Blockchain with more than 15 million users and more than 100 million transactions proc…

Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum Among 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Guest Hosts

Shaquille O’Neal and Dave Grohl will also fill in for the ABC late night host this week, when his son was originally scheduled to have heart surgery.
Jimmy Kimmel is calling on his celebrity friends for a little help.
Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Shaquille O’Neal and Dave Grohl are stepping in as guest hosts for the ABC late night star this week while he prepares for his son's second heart surgery. The procedure was to happen this week but was delayed.
"As a precautionary measure, the scheduled second heart surgery for Jimmy Kimmel’s son Billy had to be postponed this week due to the common cold," said a show rep. "Jimmy is very grateful to Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence for filling his very small shoes as guest host this week while he, his wife and children sneeze on each other."

Starting Monday, Oct 30, O'Neal will take the Jimmy Kimmel Live! desk with guests Mila Kunis and Aisha Tyler and music from Doll…

Lewis Hamilton survives collision to win fourth Formula One world title

Lewis Hamilton has been crowned the 2017 Formula One world champion -- his fourth title -- despite finishing ninth in what proved to be an intriguing Mexico Grand Prix.
Eventual race winner Max Verstappen's aggressive start in Mexico saw him take the lead from Hamilton's chief title rival Sebastian Vettel on the outside of the first corner, though there was contact between the pair.
Hamilton then found a gap to squeeze ahead of Vettel but the pair collided, causing damage to the German's front wing and a puncture to the Briton's rear tire.
Both had to pit at the end of lap one, with Vettel undergoing a nose change and Hamilton a tire change.
So in a bizarre turn of events, after four laps of the race, the two world championship title challengers were last and second last.

Vettel and Hamilton gradually moved up the field but the German had left himself too much to do to take his world title challenge to the season's penultimate race in Brazil.
"Honestly …

Spain V Belgium: Catalonia leader travels to BRUSSELS after asylum offer from Belgium city

CATALAN leader Carles Puigdemont has travelled to Brussels today after being sacked from his job as the region’s president, sources in the Belgian capital have confirmed.

Mr Puidgemont made the trip just hours after the Belgian immigration minister, Theo Francken, suggested he could be offered asylum over his treatment by Madrid.
The move came as prosecutors back in Spain called for the Catalan leader and his senior ministers, who orchestrated an illegal independence referendum, to be charged with rebellion.
If found guilty he could be sent to jail for 30 years, prompting Mr Francken to infuriate Madrid by claiming that the separatist leader is unlikely to receive a fair trial in Spain.

According to Spanish media Mr Puidgemont is meeting with senior figures in the Flemish nationalist party, which includes Mr Francken, to discuss his next moves.

The Spanish Government sacked him and dissolved the region’s parliament after its MPs voted on Friday to officially declare…

Elon Musk Shares Photo Of 500-Foot Tunnel He's Digging Under Los Angeles.

Elon Musk shared the first-ever photo of the Boring Company’s tunnel that runs deep under the streets of Los Angeles.
Musk, who’s also the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, in addition to Boring—his infrastructure and tunnel construction company—took to Twitter to show off the latest development of his much-anticipated plan to build a high-speed transit system, known as Hyperloop. He tweeted that the current tunnel is about 500-feet long, but it’s going to quickly expand.
“Should be 2 miles long in three or four months and hopefully stretch the whole 405 N-S corridor from LAX to the 101 in a year or so,” Musk tweeted Saturday afternoon.
Picture of The Boring Company LA tunnel taken yesterday — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 28, 2017
Although Musk says he’s long thought about building tunnels, he didn’t actually start digging until less than a year ago. Last December, while driving along L.A.’s infamous congested highways, Musk decided it was time to get st…

Hollywood Film Awards to Honor Adam Sandler, Director Joe Wright (Exclusive)

Sandler will receive the comedy award for 'The Meyerowitz Stories,' while Wright will receive the director award for 'Darkest Hour.'
Adam Sandler and director Joe Wright are the latest talent to be named as honorees at the upcoming Hollywood Film Awards.
Sandler will receive the Hollywood Comedy Award for his performance in the Netflix feature film The Meyerowitz Stories, directed by Noah Baumbach. The movie also stars Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.
Wright will receive the Hollywood Director Award for the Focus Features film Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman. The film centers on Winston Churchill and the incredible odds he faced during World War II.
The 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards are set for Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Beverly Hilton. James Corden returns as host.

Previously announced honorees include Jake Gyllenhaal with the Hollywood Actor Award for the film Stronger; Kate Winslet with the Hollywood Actress Award for the film Wonder Wheel; The Big Sick cast…

Kevin Spacey apologizes after actor accuses him of harassment when he was a teenager

Actor Kevin Spacey said Sunday he is "beyond horrified" by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy decades ago.
Spacey posted on Twitter that he doesn't remember the encounter. "But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years," he said.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey befriended him while they both performed on Broadway shows. Rapp was 14 when he attended a party at Spacey's apartment in 1986, he said. At the end of the night, an inebriated Spacey picked him up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, Rapp said.
Rapp said the 26-year-old was holding him down tightly, but he was able to get away and left the apartment.

Rapp, who is now 46 and starring in the TV show "Star Trek: Discovery", said he came forward afte…

AI Can Detect Bowel Cancer In Less Than A Second

Artificial intelligence has been used to brew better beer, write music, and read your imagination, but now it is being used by Japanese scientists to detect bowel cancer.
It is already improving the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis in America, but the new study has shown how machine learning can red flag a suspicious-looking colon polyp, and get it right 86% of the time.
Not only that, it only takes one second to deliver the results.

There are approximately 41,000 new cases of bowel cancer diagnosed every year in the UK, according to Cancer Research UK, but that number only makes up 11% of the overall number of patients living with the disease.
Often detected late, at which point it can be fatal, and with the prognosis for 43% of patients not surviving ten years after their diagnosis, it is essential to develop more efficient methods of diagnosis.
The new endoscopic system, presented at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) conference in Barcelona, has already been t…

Iran blocks 'illegal' rally at ancient king's tomb

Tehran (AFP) - Iranian authorities on Sunday prevented an "illegal gathering" at the tomb of ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great and arrested a number of suspects, local media reported.
The Mizanonline news website said the intelligence ministry had identified members of "a counter-revolutionary group which had wanted to organise an illegal gathering under the pretext of celebrating Cyrus".
Authorities on Saturday cut the main highway between the cities of Shiraz and Esfahan, which leads to an archaeological site where the tomb is believed to be located.
They said the closure was for road work.
Semi-official ISNA news agency reported that the head of the elite Revolutionary Guard, General Hashem Ghiassi, had issued a warning Saturday to the "counter-revolutionaries".
Authorities in Iran last October arrested several organisers of a rally at the same site.

Footage posted on social media showed participants chanting for freedom of expression, along…

Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter posts hands-on video before official release - India Today

One of Apple's iPhone X engineer has been fired after his daughter Brooke Peterson uploaded a hands-on video of iPhone X on YouTube before the official release of the device. Brooke, meanwhile, claims that the video was not any serious look at the device or its review. She said that she had created it only for fun. But then Apple is known for secrecy surrounding the new devices and its marketing teams are very particular in the way they release information about the company devices. It seems that video that Brooke made clearly violated some company rules and that resulted in the firing of her father.
The hands-on video of the iPhone X was uploaded by Brooke Peterson a couple of days ago. However, soon after Apple got to know about the hands-on video, the company reportedly requested Brooke to take it down, which she did from YouTube. But then, before she could remove the video, it went viral and several publications wrote about the video.

As a consequence of which -- B…

'Walk away' Theresa May under pressure to quit Brexit talks and leave EU with NO DEAL

PRESSURE on Theresa May to prepare to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal grew today.

Senior donors to the Conservative Party said she must be ready for a no-deal Brexit rather than accept a bad and divisive settlement from Brussels.
Lord (Michael) Farmer, a Tory peer and former party treasurer, said the "paltry offer" David Cameron secured from the EU before last year's referendum helped secure the Brexit vote.
"If another unsatisfactory and unfavourable deal is done with the EU negotiators, the divisive issue of Europe will not go away but smoulder on for another generation," he said.
Vote Leave and Tory donor Jeremy Hosking said: "The EU is stonewalling on the divorce bill, increasing intolerably the political pressure on Mrs May, and we still have no idea whether the trade deal will be beneficial to the UK, or whether they will kick us further in the teeth when we are down."

Likening the mood of some ministers to the…

How 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Expands its Upside Down Universe

A closer look at the new creatures and rules established in the Netflix drama's second season.
[Warning: This story contains full spoilers for season two of Netflix's Stranger Things.]
If you entered season two of Stranger Things expecting to learn the full extent of the Upside Down's nature, you almost certainly walked away disappointed — even if those expectations weren't exactly realistic to begin with.
But so we're all on the same page moving forward, the Duffer Brothers have explained to The Hollywood Reporter that the full breadth of the shadow dimension at the heart of their series won't ever make itself known. As Ross Duffer explains it, the show's relationship with just how much of the Upside Down it's willing to reveal very much remains "a balancing act."

"If you tell too much, it loses a little bit of that mystery," he says. "We obviously will shed more light on it moving forward, but we want to do it a little …

MSNBC Host Skewers Claims Clinton Helped Sell Uranium To The Russians

Joy Reid just reclaimed her time on national television.
The “AM Joy” host refused to allow the Washington Examiner’s Jen Kerns to perpetuate unfounded claims that Hillary Clinton helped to sell uranium to Russia. President Donald Trump pushed the story on Twitter that Clinton helped to seal the 2010 Uranium One deal that sold a portion of the Canadian company to a JSC ARMZ, the mining arm of a Russian nuclear energy agency.
Trump tweeted about Clinton’s involvement in the matter in mid-October but renewed his suspicion on Sunday morning in a series of new tweets.
Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017
The truth behind the deal is much more complex than what Trump has tweeted.
Uranium One was a Canadian company with mining operations in the United States, and the sale of those mines had to be approved by a nine-member…

‘DO SOMETHING!’: Panicky Trump Tweets about ‘phony Trump/Russia collusion’ as Monday arrests loom

President Donald Trump got a later start than usual on Twitter Sunday morning, claiming that the GOP has joined him in his anger at Hillary Clinton’s supposed involvement in a dossier that still could prove damaging to the president.
According to the tweeting president, Clinton is personally responsible for the dossier that was initially financed by a conservative critic.
Writing on Twitter, Trump claimed, “Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?),….”

Moments later he added, “…the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia “collusion,” which doesn’t exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R’s …are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!”

Trump denounces Russia investigation 'witch hunt' as possible charges loom

Details about potential charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference in the presidential election and possible collusion with President Trump's associates could come this week.

WASHINGTON – Republicans and Democrats waited anxiously for more details – which could come as soon as Monday – about potential charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference in the presidential election and possible collusion with President Trump's associates.
Just two days after reports that a grand jury approved the first charges in the federal investigation, Trump appeared ready for the other shoe to drop, taking to Twitter on Sunday to denounce the investigation, Democrats and his election opponent, Hillary Clinton.
"All of this 'Russia' talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!" the president tweeted.
All of t…

This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system

Astronomers around the world are trying to track down a small, fast-moving object that is zipping through our solar system.
Is a comet? An asteroid? NASA's not sure. The space agency doesn't even know where it came from, but it's not behaving like the local space rocks and that means it may not be from our solar system.
If that's confirmed, NASA says "it would be the first interstellar object to be observed and confirmed by astronomers."

"We have been waiting for this day for decades," Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, said in a NASA news release. "It's long been theorized that such objects exist -- asteroids or comets moving around between the stars and occasionally passing through our solar system -- but this is the first such detection. So far, everything indicates this is likely an interstellar object, but more data would help to confirm it."
NASA says astronomers are pointing teles…

Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell arrested on gun charge

Bruce Maxwell was arrested on Saturday at his home in Scottsdale, ArizonaFemale food delivery driver told police Maxwell had pointed a gun at herThe 26-year-old was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball this year to take a knee during the national anthem Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at a female food delivery person.
Police were called to the 26-year-old's home in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday night after getting a call about a person with a gun.

The delivery driver told police that Maxwell had pointed the weapon at her.
It is not clear what happened in the lead up to the alleged incident.
He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.
Police said Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial appearance.
Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball this year to take a knee …

Celebrate National Cat Day With These Record-Setting Felines

Saturday can only be described as “cataclysmic.”

That’s because Oct. 29 is National Cat Day, an annual event when cat people take a moment for fussing over their felines in order to celebrate that most enigmatic of domestic companions.
To a cat lover, every kitty is special. But there are a few lucky felines who have that little something extra: A Guinness World Record.
Take a look at these record-setting cats that each are “purr-fect” in their own way.

Most Tricks Done By A Cat In 1 Minute

As any cat owner knows, getting them to do even one trick is hard, so 20 is really impressive. As the video above shows, Didga, a cat based in Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia, is able to do everything from rolling over to jumping over a bar while on a skateboard.

Longest Fur On A Cat

Sophie Smith, a black-and-white cat owned by Jami Smith of Oceanside, California, owns the title for Cat With The Longest Fur. Her luxurious fur was measured at 10.11 inches in November 2013.

Shortest Cat (Livin…

Spain: thousands join Barcelona rally against Catalan independence

Hundreds of thousands have gathered in central Barcelona to call for Spanish unity two days after the Catalan parliament voted for independence and the Spanish government took control of the region.
The demonstration on Sunday, which began at 12 noon local time, was convened by the anti-independence group Societat Civil Catalana, which organised an event earlier this month that was attended by similar numbers.
People with Spanish flags tied around their necks headed towards the Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s main thoroughfares. Others carried white banners with the flags of Catalonia, Spain and the EU surrounded by a heart.
The event’s slogan was “We are all Catalonia. Common sense for co-existence” and drew people from the region and beyond as well as members of the Spanish government and pro-unity Catalan MPs.
Speaking shortly before the march, Inés Arrimadas of the Citizens party, said: “The silent majority of Catalans are once again taking to the street to show t…