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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding reported to cost a grand $45 million

It's no secret that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding is going to be a pricey affair, but the highly anticipated royal event is slated to surpass that of Prince William and Kate's 2011 nuptials.

According to British wedding site Bridebook, Markle's upcoming wedding is reportedly estimated to cost around $44.9 million, or £32 million, about $20 million more than Prince William and Kate's reported $28 million nuptials. Bridebook also expects that the May 19 ceremony will land a spot on the top ten most expensive weddings list.

The wedding site broke down the royal wedding expenses and highlighted that the most expensive part of the ceremony will be the extensive security measures that Bridebook claims will include snipers, undercover police and military tech, and possible drones, adding up to an estimated total of $42.1 million.
Other key wedding expenses include: Twenty silver-plated trumpets that will announce the event for $125,000, a pricey $70,0…

Trump continues attacks on Amazon and Washington Post

President Donald Trump is continuing his attack against Amazon, accusing the company of scamming the US Postal Service.

"While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars," Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
"The Failing N.Y. Times reports that 'the size of the company's lobbying staff has ballooned,' and that......does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a 'lobbyist' and should so REGISTER," the President wrote. "If the P.O. 'increased its parcel rates, Amazon's shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.'"
He added, "This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now."

Is it a 'scam'?
The Postal Service is losing money, but its package delivery service is profitable, unlike its letter delivery.
The Postal Service is required by law to cover its…

Putin hits back at Britain in SHOCK move: Russia orders 50 MORE UK diplomats to 'GO HOME'

Russia has told Britain it must send home "just over 50" more of its diplomats in a worsening standoff with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.

Russia has already retaliated in kind against Britain and ejected 23 British diplomats over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. London says Moscow stood behind the attack, something Russia denies.
British Ambassador Laurie Bristow was summoned again on Friday and told London had one month to cut its diplomatic contingent in Russia to the same size as the Russian mission in Britain.
On Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Reuters that meant Britain would have to cut "a little over 50" of its diplomats in Russia.
"We asked for parity. The Brits have 50 diplomats more than the Russians," said Zakharova.
When asked if that meant London would have to bring home exactly 50 diplomats, she said: "A little over 5…

Stephen Hawking funeral LIVE: Eddie Redmayne leads the great and the good to pay tribute

ACTOR Eddie Redmayne was one of the first to arrive for Professor Stephen Hawking’s funeral in Cambridge today.

Mr Redmayne played the role of the professor in the 2014 biographical drama The Theory of Everything arrived at the University Church of St Mary the Great.
The church is very close to Gonville & Caius, the Cambridge College, Professor Hawking’s academic home for more than 52 years.
Five hundred invited friends, colleagues and family are expected to attend Saturday's private service, followed by a private reception at Trinity College.
Mr Redmayne will give a reading at Prof Hawking's funeral, with Ecclesiastes 3.1-11 as the chosen text.
This will be followed by a reading by the Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees. Eulogies will be delivered by Robert Hawking, the professor’s eldest child, and Professor Fay Dowker, a former student of Prof Hawking.
Professor Dowker’s eulogy praised Mr Hawking’s accomplishments.
She said: “Stephen was my teacher, mentor and friend. I,…

Google Ending URL Shortener Support In Favor Of Dynamic Links

Google announced it is shuttering its URL Shortener service ( in favor of Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). As a result users will not be able to create new links starting from April 13, 2018. Existing links, however, will continue to be operational after the April 13 date and up until March 30, 2019 – the date in which Google support will end completely. This does not means those links will still not redirect as intended, as they will, it just means there will be no additional benefits associated with using a URL shortener service. Instead, the shortened link will just act as though it is a generic URL link.

The reason Google is ending support is due to how differently links are used today compared to when Google first launched its solution. Specifically, the different access points (devices) people now use and the different destination points for links. Which is where FLDs come in as this is a solution based on deep linking, though a more advanced version. For example, deep links…

Confused Stephen Colbert on Trump's Ohio Rally: "'Roseanne' Is About the Trumps?"

In response to the president's reaction to the success of the Roseanne Barr comedy revival, Colbert quipped, "I can't wait for the episode where John Goodman blows the vacation money paying off a porn star."

Stephen Colbert had a few thoughts to share after President Donald Trump made his first public appearance in five days to pitch his infrastructure plan in Ohio, but veered off topic to tout the reboot of Roseanne Barr's sitcom Roseanne.
"Even look at Roseanne, I called her yesterday," Trump said in the Thursday speech. "Look at her ratings! Look at her ratings!" ABC's revival of the iconic sitcom overperformed in Middle America and nabbed the network TV's biggest comedy launch in three-plus years.
In addition to personally speaking to Barr about the reboot, the ratings-focused president said that former Apprentice producer Mark Burnett called him about the "unbelievable" numbers — 18.1 million viewers and a 5.1 rating in t…

Russia releases 'Satan 2' missile test footage

Russia's Ministry of Defense released video footage Friday of a test launch of its new intercontinental ballistic missile, the Sarmat.
The short video said the missile -- nicknamed "Satan 2" -- was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia.

According to Russian state-run news agency Sputnik, the launch marked the second time the missile had been successfully fired. The first test was in December.
Sputnik also reported that the Sarmat missile is "capable of striking targets both via the North and South Poles."
The RS-28 Sarmat is designed to replace the Soviet-era Voevoda ICBM, known by the NATO designation SS-18 Satan.
A more capable missile, the RS-28 could loft its payload over a longer distance -- enabling it to cross the South Pole as well as the North Pole, the shortest route between Russia and the United States.
Russian state-run news agency TASS reported in 2016 that the missile would have a range exceeding 11,000 kilometers (6,835 miles) and that…

Russia Ramps up Diplomatic Clash, Expels More UK Diplomats

Russia orders new cuts in the number of British diplomats, escalating a diplomatic war with the West over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain.

Russia ordered new cuts Friday in the number of British envoys in the country, escalating a dispute with the West over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain. The massive expulsion of diplomats on both sides has reached a scale unseen even at the height of the Cold War.
Two dozen countries, including the U.S. and many EU nations, and NATO ordered out more than 150 Russian diplomats this week in a show of solidarity with Britain over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter that London blamed on Russia.
Moscow has vehemently denied involvement in the nerve agent attack and announced Thursday that it would expel the same number of diplomats from each nation.
The Russian Foreign Ministry further escalated its response Friday, saying it has ordered Britain to reduce the number of its diplomats in Moscow to the level that …

Cardi B Drops New Track "Be Careful"

Just the other day, Cardi B announced her debut album Invasion of Privacy. Now she's given us the new single "Be Careful."

Down below, you can dive into the Invasion of Privacy track, which was produced by Vinylz, Boi-1da and Frank Dukes.
Taking a page from Lauryn Hill's "Ex Factor," Cardi B drops the lines "It's not a threat, it's a warning / Be careful with me," not to mention drops this bomb: "Gave you TLC, you wanna creep and shit / Poured out my whole heart to a piece of shit."
You can hear "Be Careful" for yourself down below.
As previously reported, Invasion of Privacy arrives on April 6. Cardi B will also join Bruno Mars on the "24K Magic World Tour," which will include a pile of U.S. dates plus two Canadian shows in Toronto. See the schedule here.

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SpaceX gets FCC approval to offer broadband internet service with satellites

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX's application to provide broadband internet access with satellites.

The FCC said in a statement Thursday that the approval was another step to "increase high-speed broadband availability and competition in the United States."
Last month, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had called for the agency to approve Hawthorne-based SpaceX's application, which anticipates launching thousands of small satellites, saying satellite technology could help reach Americans who live in rural areas and increase competition in places where terrestrial internet was already available.
On Thursday, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell called the FCC approval an "important step," but she noted in a statement that the company still had "much to do with this complex undertaking."
SpaceX intends to create a so-called constellation of satellites that will provide broadband internet access at "fiber-like speeds," particularl…

Russia expels US diplomats and shuts consulate in tit-for-tat move

Russia will expel 60 US diplomats and close the US Consulate in St. Petersburg, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday, in retaliation for a similar move by Washington.

The 60 diplomats -- 58 from the US mission in Moscow and two from Yekaterinburg -- were declared "persona non grata" for activities "incompatible with diplomatic status," the ministry said, ordering them to leave the country by April 5.
US Ambassador Jon Huntsman had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry to be told of the decision, Lavrov said.
Russia has been on the defensive since the UK government openly blamed Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, on British soil on March 4.
More than 20 nations, including long-term allies like the United States, have backed Britain by together expelling more than 100 Russian diplomats. The US expelled 60 on Monday as part of the coordinated global response.
Russia had already been enga…

Opening Day: Everything you need to know to start baseball season

Baseball just happens. That’s why our daily recap feature — returning Friday morning! — is called “And That Happened.” You can certainly understand what happened in a baseball game after the fact, but unlike a lot of other sports, you can’t really preview, break down, and analyze the heck out of a baseball game beforehand. You can talk a bit about each starting pitcher I suppose, but if you’re doing some “MasterLock Keys To the Contest” feature before each game, you really don’t understand how baseball works.

That’s OK, though. Hang out here a while and we’ll help you figure it all out. In the meantime, just know that there are over 2,000 baseball games in a year, any single one of them is as random as heck, and talking about any one of them before, say, Game 7 of the World Series as if it’s got themes and dynamics flowing through them sort of misses the point. Baseball washes over you in hundreds and thousands of plays and games over the course of seven months. It’s a glorious, mostl…

Elon Musk says Mars colony a hedge against World War III

Humanity's brutal and bellicose past provides ample justification for pursuing settlements on the moon and Mars, Elon Musk says.

The billionaire entrepreneur has long stressed that he founded SpaceX in 2002 primarily to help make humanity a multiplanet species — a giant leap that would render us much less vulnerable to extinction.
Human civilization faces many grave threats over the long haul, from asteroid strikes and climate change to artificial intelligence run amok, Musk has said over the years. And he recently highlighted our well-documented inability to get along with each other as another frightening factor. [The BFR: SpaceX's Mars Colony Plan in Images]
"Last century, we had two massive world wars — three if you count the Cold War," Musk said earlier this month at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. "I think it's unlikely that we'll never have another world war again."
He emphasized that he's not predicting an imminent global conflict,…

Vital Boeing computer network INFECTED with WannaCry VIRUS - is it safe to fly?

A VITAL Boeingcomputer network has been infected with a WannaCryvirus affecting production equipment that may “spread to airplane software” prompting fears that flying may not be safe, it has been reported.

Boeing is understood to have been hit by the WannaCry virus prompting its chief engineer, Mike VanderWel, to send out a company memo calling for “All hands on deck”.
Mr VanderWel said: “It is metastasising rapidly out of North Charleston and I just heard 777 (automated spar assembly tools) may have gone down.”
The chief engineer also expressed his worries about the virus “spreading to airplane software”, but at the moment it is believed the hack has been contained to production only.
The Boeing chief engineer emphasised that a “battery-like response” was needed to fix the problem.
He added that he was “on a call with just about every VP in Boeing”.
Mr VanderWel’s statement was referencing the issue of battery fire the company experience back in 2013 that plagued 787 Dreamliner plan…

North and South Korean leaders to meet April 27 for first time in decade

The leaders of North and South Korea will meet on April 27 for the first time since 2007, the two countries announced Thursday after high-level talks.
North and South Korean officials met earlier at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two countries to discuss the timing of the landmark summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Talks between the two sides began at Tongil-gak, the northern side of Panmunjom, in the highly fortified DMZ shortly after 10 a.m. local time.

The summit, which would mark the first time since 2007 leaders from the two countries have met, is part of a flurry of international diplomacy that follows a surprise thaw in relations on the Korean peninsula.
In the surest sign yet that Kim is intent on engaging in international talks, the North Korean leader made his first foreign trip as leader to Beijing this week to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The trip was in part an effort to mend an old alliance which has been strain…

Ireland announces date for abortion referendum

Ireland will hold a referendum on whether abortion should be legalized on May 25, Irish Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced Wednesday.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar had earlier pledged to hold a vote to change the constitution, which guides the Catholic-majority country's abortion laws, some of the strictest in the developed world.

Murphy tweeted: "I've just signed the order for polling day on the referendum on repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution."
The amendment places the right to life of an unborn child on equal footing with the mother's right to life.
Ireland is among just 50 countries that allow terminations only when a woman's life is at risk, according to the Pew Research Center. Incest or rape do not provide legal grounds for abortion in Ireland. Six other countries ban abortion under all circumstances.

Irish voters approved the 8th amendment in 1983, but calls to repeal it have been steadily growing in recent years.
Irish MPs, no…

R. Kelly Trained 14-Year-Old Girl As Sex ‘Pet,’ Ex-Girlfriend Says

R. Kelly faces fresh allegations of sexual misconduct in a new BBC documentary — the latest in a decades-long string of sex abuse claims against the R&B singer.

The documentary, “R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes,” released on Wednesday, features several people who accuse Kelly of predatory behavior. Kelly’s musical career has been relatively unscathed by previous accusations, but the documentary raises the possibility he may finally face a Me Too reckoning.
Ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones says in the film that the singer forced her and other women to have sex with him in a “sex dungeon.” She also said Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, groomed an underage girl to be his sex “pet.”
“I was introduced to one of the girls [in the ‘dungeon’] that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words,” said Jones, according to The Guardian. “I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say and her mannerisms were like mine. That’s when it clicked in…

NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope Again to May 2020

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has seen its fair share of delays (and then some), but we had every reason to expect it would finally launch in about a year. However, NASA now says it needs more time to test the telescope before sending it into space. The latest delay pushes the JWST launch to around May of 2020.

The James Webb Space Telescope is intended as the successor to Hubble, which is now more than 25 years old. Hubble was last services during one of the final Space Shuttle missions, and there are no plans to make another visit. When it stops working, that will be the end of the mission. The JWST was already supposed to be in space at this point, but it’s a complicated project costing more than $8 billion to date. NASA wants to get it right, and that has led to the latest delay.
NASA completed construction of the Webb telescope in late 2016, but that was just the beginning of launch prep. The team has meticulously inspected the giant 270 square foot mirror, which is compo…

Trump claims Chinese President told him Kim meeting went 'very well'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said on Twitter he received a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding this week's covert visit by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to Beijing.

Trump said Xi told him that his meeting with Kim went "very well" and that "KIM Looks forward to his meeting with me." He added that sanctions on North Korea will continue in the meantime.
The President also tweeted optimism that Kim will "do what is right for his people and for humanity. Look forward to our meeting!"
The White House said Tuesday night that the Chinese government called to brief them on Kim's visit. The briefing included a "personal message" from Xi to Trump, the White House said, though it declined to provide further details.
"We see (Kim's visit to China) as further evidence that our campaign of maximum pressure is creating the appropriate atmosphere for dialogue with North Korea," White House press secretary Sarah S…

Kim Jong-Un met with Xi Jinping in Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first foreign trip since assuming power in 2011, meeting China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing and discussing giving up the country's nuclear weapons, according to Chinese state media.

Kim made the surprise trip to the Chinese capital because he felt compelled to personally inform President Xi Jinping of the rapid diplomatic developments on the Korean Peninsula in recent weeks, Xinhua reported.
The visit represents stunning shift for Kim, who appears to be fashioning himself as a leader in search of a peaceful solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. It's in sharp contrast to 2017, when Kim oversaw a string of missile and nuclear tests that drew the ire of the international community.
Kim's trip as the first of three potential meetings with some of the world's most powerful leaders.
Kim is set to attend a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next month, and will later meet US President Donald Trump, in…

Boris Johnson apologises for 'sexist' reference to Emily Thornberry

Speaker John Bercow says calling senior Labour MP ‘Lady Nugee’ was inappropriate

Boris Johnson has apologised after referring to the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, as “Lady Nugee”. The Speaker of the House of Commons said the references, in relation to Thornberry’s husband, Sir Christopher Nugee, were sexist and inappropriate.
John Bercow drew applause from Labour MPs when he upbraided the foreign secretary at Foreign Office questions in the Commons. Johnson then said he wished to prostrate himself in front of the Speaker, and that he apologised for “any inadvertent sexism or discourtesy that you may have deemed me to have been guilty of”.
“And I heartily tender my apologies to the right honourable lady if she was offended by what I said and I meant no harm. And I apologise unreservedly to her if I have offended the feelings of the right honourable lady.”
Answering a question about the value of the Commonwealth, Johnson made an apparently disparaging remark about the Labo…

California to sue Trump admin over citizenship question in 2020 census

California on Monday promised to sue the Trump administration over its decision to ask the 2020 census respondents if they are citizens of the United States.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the suit against the administration late Monday on Twitter, saying the measure would be unlawful.
“Filing suit against @realdonaldtrump's Administration over decision to add #citizenship question on #2020Census. Including the question is not just a bad idea — it is illegal,” Becerra wrote.
#BREAKING: Filing suit against @realdonaldtrump's Administration over decision to add #citizenship question on #2020Census. Including the question is not just a bad idea — it is illegal: — Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) March 27, 2018 The Commerce Department said in a statement that the citizenship question would be added in response to a request by the Justice Department made in December. The statement said that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross "has determined…

A NASA Astronaut Stays In Orbit With SpaceX And Boeing

Sunita Williams wasn’t the kind of kid who wanted to be an Astronaut when she grew up. She wanted to be a veterinarian. But she managed to achieve the former kid’s dream job, anyway.

Williams, 52, has completed two missions to the International Space Station, spending over 11 months orbiting the Earth in total. She’s also noted for her total cumulative spacewalk time, having spent 50 hours and 40 minutes outside the International Space Station. She has continued her career in space on Earth as a member of NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap), a group of veteran astronauts that works with privately held companies like Space X and Boeing to develop spacecraft.
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Part of her job is to verify that the companies’ spacecraft can launch, maneuver in orbit and dock to stationary spacecraft like the ISS. NASA announced the CCtCap in 2015 as part of “the Obama Administration’s plan to partner with U.S. industry to transport astron…

Stephen Colbert Says Stormy Daniels '60 Minutes' Interview "Felt Truer" Than Trump's Election

The 'Late Show' host called the adult film star's “insane, salacious tale about a sitting president" the "least surprising story" he's heard about Trump.

Stephen Colbert wasted no time in addressing Stormy Daniels' 60 Minutes sit-down with Anderson Cooper on Monday night's installment of CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
The late-night host was quick to address the interview’s high ratings, which are being dubbed as 60 Minutes‘ most-watched episode in nearly a decade, topping over 22 million viewers.
“They haven’t had numbers like that since Mike Wallace went undercover as a pole dancer,” Colbert quipped. “That means Stormy Daniels got higher ratings than Donald Trump did right after he was elected president…Wow! That’s gotta sting.”
In the 60 Minutes interview, Daniels' detailed her alleged affair with President Donald Trump that she says took place during a celebrity golf tournament in 2006, when Trump was the host of NBC's C…

Russia warns of retaliation after 100 diplomats expelled

The Russian government has threatened retaliation over one of the largest mass expulsions of its diplomats in history, after more than 20 countries backed action by the United Kingdom over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury.

According to Russian state media Tass, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the government "deeply regretted" the US's decision to expel to their diplomats, and would analyze the situation before submitting a proposal for retaliatory action to Russian President Vladimir Putin to approve.
"We already stated and reconfirm that Russia has never had any relation to this (poisoning). We will be guided by the principle of reciprocity as before," Peskov said.
The United States announced Monday it would be expelling 60 Russian diplomats and closing the consulate in Seattle, President Donald Trump's toughest diplomatic move against Moscow since he took office in 2017.
When the Obama administration expelled 35 diplomats over Russi…

Jewish leaders tell Jeremy Corbyn ‘enough is enough’ in anti-semitism row

Jewish community leaders have launched a scathing attack on Jeremy Corbyn, claiming he has sided with anti-Semites “again and again”. The extraordinary open letter from the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council came as Mr Corbyn said he was “sincerely sorry” for the pain caused by “pockets” of anti-semitism within Labour. But the Jewish leaders took aim at Mr Corbyn personally, saying he is “repeatedly found alongside people with blatantly anti-Semitic views” but “claims never to hear or read them”. The organisations plan to protest outside Parliament before delivering an open letter to a meeting of Labour MPs and peers at which concerns about anti-Semitism are expected to be raised - although Mr Corbyn will not attend. In their letter they said: “Today, leaders of British Jewry tell Jeremy Corbyn that enough is enough.” They said there was a “repeated institutional failure” to properly address Jewish concerns and to tackle anti-Semitism. “We conclude tha…

Trump expelling 60 Russian diplomats in wake of UK nerve agent attack

The United States, European Union countries, Canada and Ukraine expelled more than 100 Russian diplomats on Monday in response to Russia's alleged use of a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy living in the United Kingdom.

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats the US identified as intelligence agents and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, the most forceful action Trump has taken against Russia to date. Of those being expelled, 48 of the alleged intelligence agents work at the Russian embassy in Washington and 12 are posted at the United Nations in New York, senior administration officials said.
Russia and the United Kingdom have been embroiled in a bitter diplomatic fight since Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, 33-year-old Yulia Skripal, were poisoned in the English cathedral city of Salisbury on March 4.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the broad move "the largest collectiv…

Stormy Daniels interview adds to "60 Minutes" legacy of big hits

Over the decades "60 Minutes" has featured everyone from CEOs to presidents to whistleblowers to tyrants.
But this Sunday is a first.

America's highest-rated news program is airing an interview with an adult film star known as Stormy Daniels. She was paid hush money by one of President Trump's lawyers before Election Day.
The highly anticipated sit-down is a scoop both for Anderson Cooper, who conducted the interview two weeks ago, and for "60 Minutes" and CBS.
It will air immediately following an NCAA tournament basketball game, which means even more viewers than usual. "60 Minutes" had 10 million viewers last week, according to Nielsen.
Daniels allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006. Her decision to speak on camera may exacerbate Trump's gender gap -- he has a markedly lower approval rating with women than with men.
"This is going to be a powerful, powerful moment," Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik said on CNN's &qu…

Saudi Arabia intercepts 7 missiles fired from Yemen, military officials say

Saudi Arabia's air force intercepted seven missiles fired from Yemen on Sunday and, in the debris that rained down on residential suburbs from the interceptions, one man was killed, the Saudis said in a statement.

Coalition forces spokesman Col. Turki Al Maliki said the missiles were fired from Yemen at four target areas, and all the missiles were intercepted and destroyed, according to the statement.
This isn't the first time the kingdom was the target of missile strikes from neighboring Yemen, but it is the first time there's been a fatality on Saudi soil. After previous interceptions, the Saudis responded with airstrikes on the Yemeni capital of Sana'a. The response to a fatal incident such as Sunday's is likely to be even more punishing.

Three were aimed at the capital city of Riyadh, one was headed toward the southwest in Khamis Mushait, one along the southern border targeting Najran and two were headed for the southern city of Jizan.
The interception of the m…

What you need to know ahead of Stormy Daniels' '60 Minutes' interview

Adult film star Stormy Daniels is set to appear on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night to divulge details about her alleged affair with Donald Trump more than a decade ago.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, received $130,000 from Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, as part of a hush agreement just before the 2016 presidential election. Now, she's suing Trump over the agreement, which she argues is void.
The details of the "60 Minutes" interview are scarce, but this will be the first televised interview in which Daniels speaks about her alleged relationship with Trump, according to CBS.
Daniels has offered to return the money in the hush agreement in order to speak freely about her alleged relationship with Trump.
Ahead of the interview, the President and first lady have opted to be in different states. Trump returned to Washington from Palm Beach on Sunday, while Melania will remain in Florida on a pre-scheduled spring break, her communicators di…

Facebook logs texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

Leaving the social network after Cambridge Analytica scandal, users discover extent of data held
As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.

The #deletefacebook movement took off after the revelations that Facebook had shared with a Cambridge psychologist the personal information of 50 million users, without their explicit consent, which later ended up in the hands of the election consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook makes it hard for users to delete their accounts, instead pushing them towards “deactivation”, which leaves all personal data on the company’s servers. When users ask to permanently delete their accounts, the company suggests: “You may want to download a copy of your info from Facebook.” It is this data dump that reveals the extent of Facebo…

‘Black Panther’ Makes Box Office History!

In the U.S., “Black Panther” is officially the king of superhero films.

This weekend the Marvel film became the highest domestic-grossing superhero film of all time, not accounting for inflation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline lists the movie as taking in a whopping $630.9 million. That figure passes “The Avengers,” which brought in $623.4 million in 2012.
The Ryan Coogler-directed “Black Panther” should also become third highest-grossing superhero film globally, passing 2013′s “Iron Man 3” at $1.214 billion.
The first two Avengers films still hold a hefty lead in worldwide gross, with “The Avengers” netting $1.5 billion, and the followup, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” making $1.4 billion in 2015.
Unfortunately, “Black Panther” may not hold the domestic record as Marvel’s highest-grossing film for long because Marvel’s highly anticipated crossover “Avengers: Infinity Wars” comes out April 27. Presale tickets for that film are already selling at a higher rate than any super…

Catalonia's ex-leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany, lawyer says

Catalonia's former separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Germany after crossing the border from Denmark, his lawyer announced on Twitter.
Puigdemont is being held at a police station in Germany. He had been en route to Belgium from Finland, his lawyer, Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas wrote.
German police declined to comment on the report.

Puigdemont has lived in self-imposed exile in Belgium since October.
Spanish authorities accuse Puigdemont of rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds over his role in an illegal referendum to secede from Spain and the Catalan parliament's declaration of unilateral independence in October last year.
The independence drive plunged the country into its worst political crisis in decades.
Madrid imposed direct rule on Catalonia after its declaration of independence, stripping the autonomous region of many of its administrative powers.
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct where Puigdemont crossed the border into Germany.

Obama's message to marchers: 'You're leading us forward'

Former President Barack Obama tweeted his support for students marching across the US to demand gun control, telling them they're leading the charge.

"Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today's marches happen," the tweet said. "Keep at it. You're leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change."
Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today’s marches happen. Keep at it. You’re leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 24, 2018 Earlier this month, the Obamas penned a letter to the students of Parkland, Florida, in the wake of the tragic school shooting last month that left 17 dead and launched a national conversation on gun violence.
In the letter, dated March 10, the former President and first lady wrote that the students' leadership has "helped awaken the conscience…

White House 'applauds' historic gun control march but no word from Trump

The White House said it “applauded” pro-gun control demonstrators at the March for Our Lives on Saturday without directly addressing their calls for stricter gun regulation, although Donald Trump did not weigh in on Twitter, as he is prone to do.

“We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their first amendment rights today,” said White House spokesperson Lindsey Walters.
She added: “Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the president’s, which is why he urged Congress to pass the Fix Nics and Stop School Violence Acts, and signed them into law. Additionally, on Friday, the Department of Justice issued the rule to ban bump stocks following through on the president’s commitment to ban devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”
Trump spent much of the morning at the Trump International golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The White House did not respond to questions about his activities there.
The Fix Nics 2017 Act would tighten the country’s ba…

Kim Kardashian West fan had $500,000 surgery to resemble her

Imitation is certainly the highest form of flattery for one Kim Kardashian West super fan, who has spent $500,000 on plastic surgery to resemble the reality star.

Jennifer Pamplona from Sao Paolo, Brazil celebrated her recent recovery from a $30,000 procedure in Turkey with a naked, glittery photoshoot, inspired by famous campaign images from Kardashian West’s KKW Beauty line
Pamplona told The Daily Mail in a March 23 interview though going under the knife has come with complications, it’s all been worth it.

“After all my surgery and procedures I'm pretty happy, sometimes I think all the money I spent could be in my bank account but at the same time I'm so happy,” the 25-year-old said. “I have spent a lot of money, but I feel very confident with myself and have the power to make more money because of my looks.”
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In pictures: The March for Our Lives protests

Survivors of last month’s school shooting in Florida are leading the March for our Lives, a protest in Washington to demand stricter gun-control legislation.
The event started at noon, after thousands of participants had gathered near the US Capitol. Many young people have taken the stage to speak to the crowd, including Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. There are also scheduled musical performances by Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and Common.
Meanwhile, hundreds of sister marches are taking place across the country and around the world.
Here are some of the most powerful images we’ve seen from the demonstrations:

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