News archive from 7 December 2016, page 15

Italian director clarifies 'Last Tango' butter rape scene

ROME — Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is clarifying details about the infamous butter rape scene in the "Last Tango in Paris." Bertolucci says the only novelty sprung on actress Maria Schneider was the butter — not the simulated rape,...

 

The Dish: Beyonce, Rosie O’Donnell and Pharrell Williams

LI’L QUEEN: Beyonce fans looking for the ultimate piece of Queen Bey memorabilia had better save their pennies — a U.K. auction house has original footage of the star performing as a youngster and it’s up for grabs. According to the Daily Mail, 21⁄2...

 
Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas

Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead...

 
Pakistan airlines plane reportedly crashes after takeoff with about 40 people on board

Pakistan airlines plane reportedly crashes after takeoff with about 40 people on board

A Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying more than 40 people has reportedly crashed soon after takeoff on Wednesday while en route to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral, officials said. Airlines spokesperson Daniyal Gilani said their...

 

Duterte defends police accused of killing drug-linked mayor

MANILA, Philippines –  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte staunchly defended on Wednesday more than two dozen policemen who were accused by the government's main investigation agency of killing a jailed mayor linked to illegal drugs. Duterte said he...

 

Pakistani national carrier's plane missing after takeoff

ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan's national carrier says one of its planes has gone missing after takeoff in the country's north with about 40 on board. Daniyal Gilani, the spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, says their ATR-42 aircraft carrying around...

 
Researchers show off medical drones for disasters, shootings

Researchers show off medical drones for disasters, shootings

RAYMOND, Miss. –  Researchers say they hope small helicopter drones can bring medical care to areas after severe weather or mass shootings. They showed off models Tuesday at John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond. More on this... UPS launches US drone...

Fox News, 07:54 in Health
 

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

WASHINGTON –  Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year. The president-elect's selection was announced Wednesday morning on NBC's "Today" show. The Manhattan real estate magnate went from fiery underdog to win the White House over...

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UMass Law School earns national accreditation

DARTMOUTH — University of Massachusetts School of Law officials say the state's first public law school has reached a major milestone with full accreditation by the American Bar Association. The announcement means that the 6-year-old Dartmouth school,...

 

Libyan militias launch assault on vital oil terminals

BENGHAZI, Libya –  Libyan militias that were expelled from the eastern city of Benghazi are now advancing toward the country's vital oil terminals, seeking to establish control over Libya's primary revenue source. The so-called Benghazi Defense Force...

 

India records huge spike in 'honor killings' in 2015

NEW DELHI –  India has registered a nearly 800 percent spike in the number of so-called honor killings reported last year, leading state officials and women's rights groups to demand investigations into how such crimes persist. Junior Home Minister...

 

Libyan militias launch assault on vital oil terminals

BENGHAZI, Libya –  Libyan militias that were expelled from the eastern city of Benghazi are now advancing toward the country's vital oil terminals, seeking to establish control over Libya's primary revenue source. The so-called Benghazi Defense Force...

 
Pope insists opening on civilly divorced has church backing

Pope insists opening on civilly divorced has church backing

VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis is insisting that his opening to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion has the backing of the majority of the world's bishops. In an interview Wednesday with the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio, Francis said...

 
Pakistan passenger jet crashes after takeoff with about 40 people on board

Pakistan passenger jet crashes after takeoff with about 40 people on board

DEVELOPING –  A Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying more than 40 people crashed soon after takeoff on Wednesday while en route to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral, a spokesman and police officials said. According to senior...

 

Sofia Vergara being sued by her own embryos

The battle over Sofia Vergara’s embryos took an extraordinary turn Tuesday — when a right-to-live lawsuit was filed on behalf of the fertilized eggs against their mom. The female embryos are listed as plaintiffs “Emma’’ and “Isabella” in the Louisiana...

 

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