Taylor Swift: Groping 'horrifying and shocking'

Taylor Swift: Groping 'horrifying and shocking'

“What Mr. Mueller did was very intentional,” Swift said as she answered questions from Gabriel McFarland, an attorney for David Mueller, the former radio host. “I am critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass,” Swift said. The trial stems from Swift’s allegation that Mueller, a former radio DJ for KYGO, inappropriately touched her at a backstage meet-and-greet at Denver’s Pepsi Center in June 2013. KYGO is a CNN affiliate. Swift’s team told KYGO officials about the incident, and the station fired Mueller…

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Singer Paulini allegedly bribed official to gain driver's licence

Singer Paulini allegedly bribed official to gain driver's licence

Updated August 11, 2017 08:42:31 Photo: Singer Paulini Curuenavuli will face court next week. (Supplied: The Harbour Agency) Paulini Curuenavuli, the former Australian Idol contestant and star of The Bodyguard Musical, will face court after allegedly bribing a government official to obtain a driver’s licence. External Link: Bodyguard Instagram It will be alleged the 34-year-old paid a sum of money to a Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employee in exchange for an unrestricted driver’s licence. NSW Police have confirmed Curuenavuli was issued a future court attendance notice on June 30…

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US climate report: Hottest year, record sea levels

US climate report: Hottest year, record sea levels

• Global land surface temperatures last year were highest in 137 years of record keeping. • Sea surface temperatures were also at their highest. • Sea levels were at record highs in the 24 years that satellite record keeping has been used. • Greenhouse gas marks rose faster than any year and carbon dioxide readings were above a 400 parts per million average for the year for the first time. NOAA’s report pointed out that the heat in 2016 resulted from a strong El Niño early in the year and…

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Failure to meet dust monitoring may close four Queensland coal mines

Failure to meet dust monitoring may close four Queensland coal mines

Posted August 11, 2017 05:39:26 Four Queensland underground coal mines risk closure after allegedly failing to meet their dust-monitoring obligations, Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has told State Parliament. The mines are Glencore’s Oaky North and Oaky No.1 at Tieri, and Anglo’s Moranbah North and Grosvenor, north-west of Rockhampton in central Queensland. Dr Lynham said the dust-monitoring failure occurred during the second quarter of this year, and could lead to the mines’ closures. “I have been advised that the levels of non-compliance vary,” he said. “However, in my view, any failure…

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Cannibals engraved bones of the dead

Cannibals engraved bones of the dead

Image copyrightTrustees of the NHM Image caption The bones were also chewed but these are not teeth marksA series of zig-zag marks on a human bone found in a UK cave is evidence of a cannibalistic ritual that took place some 15,000 years ago. Scientists have long recognised that cannibals operated at Gough’s Cave in Somerset, but were unsure whether the practice of eating other people had any symbolic significance. Reporting in the journal Plos One, researchers say the unusual cuts on a forearm bone are deliberate. They are not…

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