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Teens accused of brutally killing David Grunwald in Alaska face victim's parents in court

Bradley Renfro, 16, (second from left center image) appeared to address the parents of murdered teen David Grunwald (left) as he was escorted out of court in Palmer, Alaska on Tuesday after being charged with killing him. Witnesses in the courtroom claim Renfro cocked his head as he walked past Ben and Edie Grunwald (pictured top right with their son) and said 'What are you gonna do?... Do something'. Renfro was among five teens to enter not guilty pleas over Grunwald's murder. Grunwald was allegedly beaten, kidnapped and forced to walk into remote woods where he was shot dead execution style on November 13. His body wasn't found until three weeks later on December 2 in remote woodland near his burnt out car, bottom right, following a police investigation. Erick Almandinger, 16, Austin Barrett, 19, Devin Peterson, 18, and Dominic Johnson, 16, were the others charged in relation to the murder.

Muslim teen Yasmin Seweid arrested for lying about Trump supporter subway attack

A Muslim teenager who claimed she was called a terrorist and attacked by Donald Trump supporters on a New York subway train apparently lied about the whole story. Yasmin Seweid, 18, pictured, was arrested by police on Wednesday for filing a false report and admitting she lied about the so-called attack. Seweid, who is a student at New York's Baruch College, initially told police she was harassed by three men when she got on a train at the 23rd Street station in Manhattan on December 1.

The CIA has concluded with 'high confidence' that Russia sought to influence the U.S. election on behalf of Trump. Trump, however, has rejected the CIA's conclusion.

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Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013 in a different breach from the one disclosed in September exposing 500 million accounts.

'Maybe I'm just pissed off, but I really don't give a s** about what happens to Huma Abedin to be honest with you,' said one Clinton adviser, who took issue with Abedin appearing in a rope line with Hillary.

Police investigating a murder-suicide involving former minister Daniel Randall, left, plan to review the 1993 death of the his first wife. He killed his daughter, Claire, right, last week.

Alan Thicke had his teenage son snap a photo of him moments before he died

The beloved actor was playing hockey with friends and his teenage son Carter, pictured together left, when he was forced to sit down in the middle of the game. The experienced hockey player, pictured right on another occasion, assured the other men that he was completely fine. Carter thought otherwise however, and called 911 to get an ambulance on the scene. Alan however continued to brush off the concerns of those around him and urged everyone to return to the game, which they did. And the Growing Pains star still thought he was going to be fine even while being taken away on the stretcher, making Carter snap a photo of him as he was taken into the ambulance because he thought it was funny.

Alan Thicke was a picture of health 48 hours before his sudden death on Tuesday, pictured. The 69-year-old died of a heart attack on Tuesday. But in his final few days there was no evidence he was sick.

Eric Schmitt-Matzen, pictured, broke down in tears during an interview with the DailyMail.com on Monday, when he described how a terminally ill little boy had died in his arms after he visited him in hospital.

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Joint Economic Committee. A full year after the Federal Reserve raised a key interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade, it is widely expected that they are finally ready to raise rates again at their final meeting of 2016. But the real anticipation revolves around how the central bank plans to respond to the political tsunami that voters have delivered with the election of Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The Federal Reserve is raising a key interest rate for the first time in a year, reflecting a resilient U.S. economy and expectations of higher inflation.

The father of 'affluenza' teen Ethan Couch has been sentenced to a year of probation after he was found guilty of falsely identifying himself as a police officer in Texas.

Shocking moment white Missouri students flashed a Trump sign and turned their backs on black players at a high school basketball game

Cellphone footage captured the incident on Monday during a game in Missouri between Warrensburg High School and Kansas City's Center High School. The majority of fans in the Warrensburg section of the crowd were seen taunting the all-minority Kansas City team by turning their backs as the side was introduced. One student was also captured waving a Trump election campaign sign. Warrensburg officials were forced to apologize on Tuesday after the video was posted online and started to go viral.

He is said to earn a not inconsiderable $10 million per year. So it is perhaps understandable Jimmy Kimmel was disappointed to discover he would only be paid a paltry $15,000 to host the Oscars next year.

The medalist made the announcement while sharing a photo of himself kissing the bikini-clad woman's baby bump while under water in a swimming pool.

A former Nova Scotia teacher with bipolar disorder who sexually abused one teenage male student and sent sexually explicit texts to another has been sentenced to 15 months of house arrest.

Mother-of-two makes her terminally ill best friend's last wish come true by adopting her

An Illinois woman has made a life changing decision by making her dying best friend's last wish come true. Sara (pictured far right on the right), 36, is in the final stages of ALS in hospice care and is not expected to make it to Christmas. Her best friend, Missy Armstrong (pictured left on the far right), is in the process of legally adopting her three young children, (pictured together left), 11-year-old Cayden, 9-year-old Micah and eight-year-old Amara.

Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency has sent out a letter to all local authorities telling them they must be better equipped to respond to the threat of war following Russian aggression.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has retained his place at the top of the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people, with Donald Trump up from 72 to two on the list.

Bullied Texas teenager who killed herself in front of her parents is still being targeted

The family of a cyberbullying victim who committed suicide says the online harassment is continuing days after her death. Brandy Vela shot herself in front of her horrified parents last month in the bedroom of their home in Texas City. The 18-year-old high school senior was being bullied by anonymous tormentors who used encrypted messaging apps to send her abuse. Her sister said the family reported the harassment to police but the bullies could never be traced. In the days since her death, fake Facebook pages laced with insults about Brandy Vela have been shared with the Texas City Police Department. The 18-year-old's father called them sick and disgusting.

Hours after Uber began offering people in San Francisco rides in self-driving cars on Wednesday, California regulators ordered them to stop until they obtained a permit.

Chloe Lattanzi and her fiancé James Driskill are building a cannabis farm in Oregon, where recreational marijuana is legal. The business is believed to be in the early stages.

Trump and Silicon Valley elite seek to smooth over frictions

Donald Trump gathered Silicon Valley executives together for a roundtable meeting, in an attempt to smooth over frictions after a contentious presidential campaign. The biggest names in attendance were Apple's Tim Cook (third from right) - who publicly supported Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton - and Tesla founder Elon Musk (far right), who would meet Trump separately after the roundtable. Looking around the room Trump called the group gathered 'amazing' and then boasted about the stock market 'bounce' that followed his election, which helped many of the businesses represented in the room. Also in attendance were Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos (far left), Larry Page of Alphabet - Google's parent company (second from left), Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (third from left), Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal (fourth from right), and Safra Catz of Oracle (second from right).

Twitter was snubbed by Donald Trump after the social media company was left off an invitation list for a roundtable meeting with Silicon Valley executives in New York on Wednesday.

Only 236 of Detroit's 662 voting precincts had ballot totals and registration records that matched. 248 of them had too many votes. Hillary Clinton won the city with 95 per cent of the vote.

If true, that's more than half the number necessary to keep Trump from reaching 270 electoral votes and becoming president. He's slated to win 306 electoral votes. For him to lose, 37 electors must defect.

WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Hillary Clinton emails

Craig Murray (left), former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and associate of Julian Assange (right), told the Dailymail.com he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by 'disgusted' whisteblowers - and not hacked by Russia. He claims he had a clandestine hand-off in a wooded area near American University with one of the email sources. The leakers' motivation, he says, was 'disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the 'tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders.' Murray says: 'The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks. But regardless of whether the Russians hacked into the DNC, the documents Wikileaks published did not come from that,' Murray insists.

Ryan Zinke, who was a Navy SEAL officer leading its elite Team 6 before becoming a Republican congressman for Montana is the latest military figure to be selected for a key Trump administration job.

STRAIGHT SHOOTER: Donald Trump Jr. is an avid hunter, and joked that Interior would be the agency he would most like to run

Donald Trump Jr, pictured out hunting, helped steer the process that resulted in the selection of Rep. Ryan Zinke as President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the Interior Department.

Nooyi said non-white, female and gay Pepsi employees feared for their safety after Trump's election. But now she's on board as an economic adviser to the president-elect.

Reports say Ivanka Trump will get some of Michelle Obama's East Wing office space 

Ivanka Trump (pictured on Wednesday left and right) is looking more and more like she'll be fitting into the shoes of the first lady, as Melania Trump takes a backseat role. CNN reported that the president-elect's eldest daughter would be getting some office space in the East Wing (inset), where first lady Michelle Obama has her office. Donald Trump's spokeswoman Hope Hicks pushed back on that report.

Hillary Clinton steps out for swanky dinner at Ralph Lauren's The Polo Bar in New York

Hillary Clinton was spotted Wednesday evening dining at Ralph Lauren's exclusive New York City restaurant The Polo Bar as she is seemingly enjoying life away from the White House. Clinton was photographed inside the famed eatery while speaking to model Christie Brinkley and hit record producer David Foster (right). This is the second time this week, the 69-year-old was spotted out, as she posed for a picture with popular rapper Fat Joe on Tuesday inside iconic Italian restaurant Rao's (right) . During her Wednesday outing, the Democrat sported a black suit jacket, as she seemed to be happy eating at her friend's popular establishment and chatting with Brinkley and Foster. Throughout her campaign, the iconic fashion designer created several suits for Clinton. President-elect Donald Trump has been known to dine at both exclusive eateries.

China will fine a U.S. auto manufacturer for running a monopoly, amid fears it is part of a backlash against American companies triggered by President-elect Donald Trump's phone call to Taiwan.

The retiring Democratic leader, who once claimed without evidence that Romney dodged taxes for a decade, attacked him as a 'person with no character' for trying to link up with Trump.

Trump said he was approached by the head of Cadillac at the timer, and agreed to design two distinct versions of the limousine - the Trump Golden Series and the Trump Executive Series.

Mel Gibson is nominated for Golden Globe despite career in ruins by racist rants

Audience members said the cast and crew of Gibson's World War II movie, Hacksaw Ridge, were 'overwhelmed' as they soaked up the plaudits earlier this year. And none more so, one can be certain, than its director, Mel Gibson (with girlfriend Rosalind Ross, right). It seemed a return to his glory days as Hollywood's most bankable name as he walked out of the Sala Grande theatre to find screaming fans waiting not for the film's stars, Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, but for him. Gibson is engaged in one of the most delicate comebacks in Tinseltown history. After a decade in the wilderness he looks to have finally shrugged off an ugly past of anti-Semitic and racist outbursts, and incidents of domestic violence that few felt could be excused by Gibson's rampant alcoholism (drinking at a party, left).

Texas boy killed accidentally after hanging himself on a window blind cord

A three-year-old boy from Texas has been buried days after he died after accidentally hanging himself with a cord from a window blind. Heath Lawson Bullard Jr., from Cleburne, near Fort Worth, was found unresponsive at his home on Saturday night and was not breathing. He died the following day in hospital.

Ronan Farrow stis in cubicle behind MSNBC anchor's desk after his show was axed

Ronan Farrow who used to host the Ronan Farrow Daily show until it was canceled in February 2015, now files stories for the Today Show and works as an investigative correspondent. MSNBC announced they were canceling Farrow's show and replacing with a two-hour show anchored by Thomas Roberts. TV insiders have since ridiculed Farrow after they spotted him sitting in the background (circled in red) as his replacement Roberts and other hosts broadcast their shows.

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2007, file photo, Ricky Gray is escorted from the county courthouse in Culpeper, Va., following his preliminary hearing. Gray asked a federal court Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, to block the state's plans to execute him next month with lethal injection drugs from a secret compounding pharmacy, suggesting even a firing squad would be more humane. Attorneys for Gray said in a federal complaint that there is a serious risk that Virginia will "chemically torture" the man to death when it uses compounded drugs for his execution scheduled for Jan. 18. Gray was convicted of killing Bryan and Kathryn Harvey and their 9-year-old and 4-year-old daughters during a home invasion.  (Mike Morones /The Free Lance-Star via AP, File)

A Virginia inmate asked a federal court Wednesday to block the state's plans to execute him next month with lethal injection drugs from a secret compound suggesting firing squad would be more humane.

Zimbabwe's ruling party says the country's 92-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, is certain to be endorsed as the party's presidential candidate for elections in 2018.

Trista Reynolds, the mother of toddler Ayla Reynolds from Maine who disappeared five years ago while staying with her dad, plans to take steps to obtain a legal declaration that the child is dead.

Touching moment twins conjoined at the sternum see each other for the first time after risky separation surgery 

They spent two-and-a-half years glued to one another, conjoined at the sternum. But over time, life was becoming an insurmountable struggle for Eva and Erika Sandoval. The girls, from Antelope, California - who shared a digestive system, a uterus, a liver, a bladder, a pelvis, and a third leg with a seven-toed foot - suffered countless infections, and Erika was becoming dangerously weak. Last Tuesday, in one of the riskiest separation operations ever performed, the twin girls were successfully separated. And on Monday afternoon, six days after their 18-hour operation, the pair were reunited for the first time.

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said women should have the same right to choose their clothing as men. But she was heavily criticised in Saudi Arabia for not wearing traditional clothing.

The kingdom's education ministry is thought to be preparing a project called 'Immunity' which is described as 'inoculating' children from ideas that could threaten their 'ideological security'.

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine, New York, found that even before cancer is diagnosed breakaway cancer cells head off to infiltrate other bodily organs.

North Carolina mom Jackie Rodgers, 32, couldn't find any wrapping paper with a black Santa on it last year so she decided to make her own.

Commuter takes off his hoodie, squares up to a stranger and punches him on an LA Metro platform before kicking out his teeth as he lies helpless on the ground

The attack occurred early Tuesday at the Hollywood and Vine Metro Red Line station around 1am, with video showing a male suspect (inset) walking up and hitting a homeless man in the face (left). The victim fell straight to the ground and just missed falling onto the tracks (right). According to the witness filming, Luke Cunningham, the male suspect then walked up and kicked the homeless man in the face, knocking out his teeth. 'You can't see in the video but then he kicked him in the face while he was down,' Cunningham told KTLA . 'I followed the guy and he had no teeth in his mouth. He had his teeth knocked out and he was bleeding all over the place.'

The latest entry in the Star Wars franchise is dividing film critics, but is expected to bring in more than $300million at the global box office this weekend despite a social media boycott campaign.

Incredible video shows how just one tablespoon of olive oil can calm half an acre of waves on a lake within minutes

A video by Harvard physicist Dr Greg Kestin shows that just one tablespoon of olive oil poured over water can spread out within minutes, calming the waves around you. The oil spreads out to form a layer just one molecule thick because oil molecules are double sided: one end is attracted to water and so flips towards it, and the other end stands upright because it's repelled by water.

Officers, who had received a credible tip off about a possible mass shooting plot against the Tonkawa High School in Oklahoma, conducted a search at the teen's home on Sunday.

Joshua J. Demarest, a young boy from Greenwich, New York, has died after getting trapped in a massive snowbank while digging a fort with his friend on Tuesday afternoon.

Rare snow storm brings Portland to a halt

A rare snow storm brought Oregon's largest city to a halt, with thousands of vehicles barely able to move on Portland streets and on one of its main highways. Commuters began leaving work early on Wednesday, hoping to beat the storm. But they quickly found themselves on streets that were clogged with traffic that was inching along on snow-slick streets. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the gorge calling for up to eight inches of snow and gusting winds. On the east side of the Cascades, up to 13 inches of snow were predicted for Bend, closing schools and other facilities. Other parts of Oregon's eastern half were also expected to get a foot or so of snow. Up to five inches of snow were expected in the Portland area by midnight.

Imagery collected by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) attached to NASA's satellite reveals a polar vortex sweeping across the US - bringing record low temperatures to certain areas.

Freezing conditions are forecasts across the Northeast and Midwest during the Polar Plunge, as Winter Storm Decima delivers 'cross-country snow' on the Pacific Northwest.

TV channel France 2 went undercover in various areas with high Islamic populations in Paris to show how conservative Muslim men are enforcing social segregation in public spaces.

The extraordinary assertion was made by an expert from the European Council on Foreign Relations, who said the foreign powers could collude to destabilize Germany ahead of next year's election.

Syrian woman pleads to be rescued in Aleppo to avoid sex attacks from Assad's men

Rebels in the city say the truce deal to stop the shelling will be implemented once again later tonight to allow the safe evacuation of fighters and civilians in eastern Aleppo. The evacuation from a sliver of territory the rebels still hold in eastern Aleppo was supposed to begin at dawn on Wednesday, but shelling resumed in the morning hours. But rebels accused the Syrian government and its allies of derailing the deal by placing new conditions.

Obama's major foreign policy blunders: withdrawing troops from Iraq and allowing Assad's power to go unchecked in Syria, retired four-star general James Stavridis says.

Under siege for the president's refusal to take military action to protect Syrians from being slaughtered by their brutal dictator, the White House tarred and feathered Russia on Wednesday.

Once famous for textiles, soap and its UNESCO-listed citadel, Aleppo was Syria's economic hub and of huge historic and cultural importance - it has now been reduced to rubble after a fierce civil war.

The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off tonight to show support for the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo and protest the 'unbearable' situation.

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Shocking bodycam video shows suspect shooting two cops with a hidden gun after being asked repeatedly to take his hands out his pockets

Khari Gordon, 22, was arrested on Monday night after shooting Captain Michael Schulman (top right) and Jeffrey Martin (bottom right) in the parking lot of Zaxby's restaurant in Lavonia, Georgia. The pair pulled him over after receiving reports the car he was driving had been stolen. Captain Schulman, 50, was heard on the video asking the suspect repeatedly to remove his hands from his pockets. Gordon shot him in the armpit, puncturing one of his lungs, before turning to shoot Martin.

Rome's annual Christmas tree has been dubbed the 'saddest in the world with drooping limbs, lackluster lights - and not even a star on top.'The barren tree stands in the centre of the city at Piazza Venezia.

Google has come under fire after it was revealed the top search result for 'Did the Holocaust happen' links to a hate-forum used by neo-Nazis that denies the horrific event.

Donald Trump earned the top spot in the Yale Book of Quotations. The president-elect was named twice and Hillary Clinton received third for calling Trump supporters a 'basket of deplorables'.

A Maryland high-school teacher has been suspended after telling her students to 'have fun' writing a 'slave song' in a class about black slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Excavations around the site of the biblical city of Dor, south of Haifa, have revealed a number of artefacts, including the huge rectangular stone, which now rests at the University of Haifa.

The tech giant delivered its first package - an Amazon Fire TV box and a bag of popcorn - to a customer in Cambridge, England, after launching its drone from a track and flying it at an altitude of 400ft.

Toddler, two, who was hit and killed by a train in Florida is pictures

Hunter Fink (pictured left with his sister Maddie) and his babysitter, Heather Henderson, (right), were hit by a CSX train in Tampa just before noon on Monday. Hunter died from his injuries at St. Joseph's Hospital and Henderson is listed in stable condition. Sheriff Chris Nocco says Hunter and his four-year-old sister were walking along the train tracks on a bridge with Henderson and another adult, Cody Williams. Williams, 27, was able to grab four-year-old Maddie once they realized the train was coming. He then jumped nearly eight feet off the bridge to safety with the child in his arms. At the time, Henderson was holding Hunter, but she was unable to jump out of the way.

Experts at Duke University in North Carolina, suspect that a key reason married people tend to do better following a stroke is simply because they have someone to look after them.

Chen, who is married to CBS President Les Moonves, trashed the rival talk show after being asked to comment on a recent report that claimed Barbara Walters was 'furious' with the program.

A source said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raged at elderly officials and told them to stay up all night to write up their statements, but appeared perplexed by their presence the next morning.

Sick of seeing their family members kidnapped by the local gang, the furious citizens of the Mexican town of Totolapan have abducted the mom of kingpin 'El Tequilero' to demand their release.

Men and women were asked to picked out the stars with the most desirable body parts, with Hollywood hunks including George Clooney and Chris Hemsworth scoring highly.

A Saturn Outlook SUV carrying seven people drove off a boat landing in Cherokee County, Alabama, and plunged into the Coosa River, leaving four dead and one missing.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he personally killed suspected criminals when he was mayor of a southern city ©Ace MORANDANTE (PPD/AFP)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the comments in a speech about his war on drugs, which has seen police and unknown assailants kill thousands of people since he became leader.

Yachtsman boasted about murdering British couple in the Caribbean in front of his son

Silas Duane Boston, of Sacramento, California, now 75, told a friend in gruesome detail about killing a young British couple, Peta Frampton and Christopher Farmer, in 1978, court records reveal, He is now charged with the murders of the couple in international waters in the Caribbean. Boston (right) was arrested after a cold case review into his former wife's murder in 1968. It led to his arrest at a convalescent home in Paradise, California. Now DailyMail.com has seen testimony from his friend Bryan Logsdon (inset) and his sons Russell and Vince (left, foreground) who described Farmer and his partner's death. The friend said Boston boasted of the brutality of it just a decade ago - but all three said they were too scared of him and his contacts to tell police at the time.

Encouraging children to use gestures can boost their creativity, reveals a new study. Experts found gesturing allows children to explore the properties of items, which can trigger ideas for creative uses.

The fire was reportedly shortly after noon at the NYU Langone Medical Center. It originated on the seventh floor of the 830,000 sq ft Helen L and Martin S Kimmel Pavilion.

U.S. government has dropped its case to force screenwriter Mark Boal to turn over audio from his interview with Bowe Bergdahl, who is being tried for desertion while stationed in Afghanistan.

Researchers from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, found people with albuminuria in their urine were significantly more likely to develop cognitive impairment than people who did not have it in their urine.

Researchers at Tufts University analyzed government data on almost 7,000 girls aged 14 to 18 years old. The 38% with body insecurities were far more likely to have tried alcohol.

The adult dating service was found to have had lax security services and misleading clients who believed their data would be protected even after they stopped using the site to conduct affairs.

Researchers from University College London explored why humans do not have a baculum, yet both ancestral primates and carnivores did (stock image).

Sex expert Tracey Cox has revealed how music can improve your love life by boosting your libido, rekindling attraction with a partner and even giving you what's called a 'skin orgasm'.

Researchers from Warwick University and Imperial College London found giving overweight adults Modafinil, generally used to treat narcolepsy, helps to reduce impulsive behaviour.

Shocking footage shows children as young as FIVE forced to work in chain gangs in North Korea

The footage appears to show children hammering away on railway lines and hauling bricks and rubble in Chagang in North Korea as they are being 'forced to work for 10 hours a day'. And it has been claimed some of the them are as young as five, raising more questions about human rights abuses in the country. Human rights experts have hit out at Kim Jong-un's regime claiming it is 'robbing children of the chance of a happy childhood'.

Ki-Kito Riki Townsend, 33, and Kristina Leigh Prince, 32,  of Georgia, have been charged with cruelty to children and animal cruelty after police found the rotting remains of two puppies and a dog.

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Sherri Haughton, of Newport Beach, was charged with life-endangering animal neglect, failure to care for an animal and now faces up to two years in prison.

The youngster had been on dialysis since birth because of a rare kidney anomaly and a malformation of her blood vessels, a statement by the Molinette hospital in Turin, Italy said.

The move is also designed to help with recruitment as some prospective employees are put off by the need to understand their home nation's language.

It's the latest hipster fad that forecasters predicted would be killed off in 2016. But it looks like beards are here to stay for a bit longer after eight of the world's '10 sexiest men' had facial hair.

Georgia man holds sale of his wife's possessions 2 months after he 'accidentally' killed

As the executor of Diane McIver's estate, her lawyer husband, Claud, has arranged an estate sale of his late wife's vast wardrobe consisting of some 2,000 items of high-end clothing and shoes. Mrs McIver, 63, died in late September after her husband shot her in the back with a revolver when he was jolted awake inside their vehicle.

A gun-toting robber drove away with more than 200 packages after carjacking a FedEx truck at around 2:30pm on Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested. The driver (pictured) was unharmed.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, an Uber driverless car heads out for a test drive in San Francisco. Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco - a move likely to both excite the city¿s tech-savvy population and spark a conflict with California regulators. The Wednesday, Dec. 14, launch in Uber¿s hometown expands a public pilot program the company started in Pittsburgh in September. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco - a move likely to excite the city's tech-savvy population and certain to antagonize California regulators.

Svetlana Roslina, 24, dropped her mobile phone into the vat of sweet mix and reached in to retrieve it, but fell, and couldn't get out, according to reports.

Kate Middleton attends a Cub Scout Pack meeting in Norfolk

The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, was given a helping hand by a youngster who showed her how to fashion her uniform neckscarf into a sling, left, as she attended a special Cub Scout Pack meeting with the Kings Lynn District on Wednesday evening, an event held to help the group celebrate 100 years of the organization. Kate, who drove over from her country home, Anmer Hall, joined the Pack as they took part in games and activities themed around 'looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally' including a parachute game, cake icing, and performing a Cub Scout promise, right. The Duchess has her own experience to call upon, having enrolled a Brownie in the 1st St Andrew's pack in Pangbourne, Berkshire, at just eight years old (inset, in 1990).

A Chinese firm has built a smart eyeshade that uses sensors to detect your brain activity for the ultimate power nap. Called Naptime, this device wakes you up right before you hit a deep sleep.

Boulder police and prosecutors are planning a new round of testing on DNA evidence found in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case that will allow them to access the FBI database, 20 years after her death.

Created by a team from the University of Koblenz-Landau, the Wikiwhere tool can be used to compare different language versions of the same article to see where the sources are from.

The aircraft's propeller was damaged during offshore refueling training and the pilot decided to ditch it in shallow water (pictured) rather than taking the risk of flying overland to his base

The U.S. Marine Corps has suspended flights of its Osprey aircraft in Japan after one of the planes crash-landed off the coast of Okinawa, injuring five crew members.

Chinese-born Anastasia Lin, a human rights activist, was barred from attending the 65th annual Miss World pageant in Hainan province in 2015 after she was denied a Chinese visa.

The update, which allows people to share videos live through a tweet, will roll out worldwide over the next few weeks to anyone on Twitter with the latest Android and iOS updates.

The 30-year-old victim was walking home in Forte Green on Black Friday, November 25, when four children jumped and robbed him. Video of the suspects has just been released.

To make this holiday season a little less stressful, cleaning experts Hassle have compiled a list of crafty Christmas hacks to help keep your home clean and tidy.

Maps show the typical cause of death in each region of America

Where you live determines how you die, according to a new study that lays bare the most common causes of death county-by-county across the United States. The data, collected by the University of Washington in Seattle, offers an unprecedented detailed insight into the differing healthcare needs of each region and shows how it has changed since 1980. Cancer kills more people in Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado than anywhere else (as shown top left) while heart disease - the nation's biggest killer overall - claims most lives in West Virginia and Kentucky, as evidenced by the map pictured top right.

Today, stickers impregnated with active skincare ingredients are an increasingly popular way to ensure that vitamins and minerals are absorbed into the skin.

Moaza Al Matrooshi, 24, from London, had her ovary tissue removed before she underwent chemotherapy to battle a blood disorder she was born with, which is known to damage the organs.

New Jersey state trooper Marquice Prather, 37, was arrested and suspended from his job without pay after investigators learned he was pulling over women to ask them out on dates.

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Ryan Hudson, 40, from Michigan, went on a racist social media rant last Thursday after he was caught up in a spat with a woman named Tarvenia, who asked to be identified only by her first name.

The rare moment the rhinos started to fight was captured by senior field guide Wayne Howarth in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa during an evening game drive looking for a pride of lions.

The We-Vibe customer had bought the $130 Rave vibrator back in May, and downloaded the corresponding smartphone app which allows users to control its settings remotely.

Ryerson University marketing and creative industries teacher Jessica Langer of Toronto has become the inspiration for many after penning the note to students.

Are these the most awkward Christmas photos ever? 

It's a special time of year but getting your brood to pose for the perfect family festive photograph can be a nerve-shredding experience. As this comedy collection of Christmas snaps prove, it's notoriously difficult to get everyone to just stand and smile...especially if they're under two and you've dressed them in a ridiculous outfit. Left: Someone in this 2.4 family decided that bath towels in matching red and green might make a great seasonal snap. Bottom right: A couple of over-zealous parents almost squash their young son in a bid to create a memorable image. Top right: A small child doesn't even pretend they're angelic, huffing and puffing through their moment in front of the camera.

The carrier pulled over when she saw smoke coming from her dashboard in Wake Forest, North Carolina on Tuesday. She jumped out and instantly began taking out packages from the truck.

Officer Tidwell, from Tennessee, has been praised for his generosity after donating Christmas presents to the foster children of a driver he pulled over because they did not have car seats.

Pictures capture the moment two Chinese men jumped from a getaway van onto a truck speeding down the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway and tossed the stolen goods onto the car behind.

App made by researchers at UC Berkeley uses a smartphone's motion detectors to measure seismic waves, and is sensitive enough to pick up on tremors as small as magnitude 2.5.

Cindy Stowell, 41, achieved her dream of being on Jeopardy! before she died from colon cancer on December 5. From Austin, Texas, her episode, in which she won $22,801, aired last night.

Public prosecutors in Berlin have identified the man who booted the 26-year-old victim face-first down the stairs, but that police have not been able to arrest him because he has left the country.

Hussein Khavari, 17, accused of the sex killing of Maria Ladenburger, 19, in Freiburg, Germany, had previously thrown a 20-year-old woman off a cliff in Corfu, it has emerged.

The United States of Jen and Mike: Interactive map shows state by state the most popular baby names over the past 100 years

Software engineer Mike Barry, of Massachusetts, created the interactive map as he and his wife continue to decide on a name for the baby they are expecting. The map shows the most popular names for each state, for every year since 1910. While one name was predominantly popular in most states at the beginning of middle of the century, the trend has now spread to many popular names.

Richard Corcoran suing Pitbull's production company to find out how much the rapper was paid to promote Florida tourism. Last year the musician filmed a new video for his song Sexy Beaches.

A would-be gas station robber found his plan foiled by a real-life superhero Saturday when he made the questionable decision to pull a gun on 6'5" pro wrestler Shad Gaspard.

The visualization from the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows how an asteroid at sea would create massive plumes of water and water vapor. But, the threat of a tsunami is lower than expected.

A hilarious video shows father and daughter Rick Harnsberger and Holly Wolff, from Ohio, breaking out all kinds of moves as they take to the dancefloor on her wedding day - leaving guests wide-eyed.

Police said the woman pulled off a highway in Bloomington, Minnesota, when the windows of her car fogged up, but she ended up driving straight into a holding pond by the freeway ramp.

Monaco's royal twins join Princess Charlene and Prince Albert to give Christmas gifts

Royal twins Jacques and Gabriella, two, have joined their parents Prince Albert, 58, and Princess Charlene, 38, (left) to give out Christmas gifts to children at Monaco's royal palace for the first time. Charlene looked appropriately festive in a cheery red coat and silver shoes, while her husband added a touch of Christmas cheer with a Santa Claus tie. Prince Jacque (right) was wrapped up warm in a navy anorak as he made his way to the annual event with his parents.

The LRA is thought to have murdered tens of thousands of people and abducted at least 30,000 children, forcing them to become soldiers or sex slaves while some had their faces mutilated.

It is the first public legal step the Marine Corps has taken since the service disclosed in September that it was considering possible punishments for up to 20 Marine leaders at Parris Island.

Sydney Finkelstein, professor and director of the Leadership Center at Dartmouth College in new Hampshire believes that predictive software is limiting our options.

Potato-only diet sees astonishing weight loss

Melbourne man Andrew Taylor turned to a potato-only diet (inset) after realising he had a food addiction. In little under a year of eating nothing but spuds, he has gone from 110lbs (left) to an astonishing 99 kilos (right). Mr Taylor said his diet consisted purely of baked potatoes, mashed potatoes and boiled potatoes. 'I've not had a single slip up.  It's been quite amazing to me as well. It'll be a year on January 1,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

The Juno spacecraft, currently in orbit around Jupiter, snapped the image on Sunday before beaming it back to the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

The mother-of-three explained that she wanted to take her 18-year-old daughter to a university interview that would require an overnight stay - but it would mean leaving her other children alone.

According to the team at the University of Minnesota, it's the first time this has been done without the use of a brain implant and could one day be used to help people who are paralyzed.

Loom.ai generates expressive 3D avatars from your 2D selfies using machine learning and computer vision. These creations can be shared in text messages, on social media and more.

Couple selling their secluded Great Barrier Reef island

Tony Briggs and his wife Vicki are giving someone the once-in-a -lifetime opportunity to own a slice of paradise, after putting their tropical Great Barrier Reef island on the market. For more than 20 years the couple have owned the only property on the secluded Pelorus Island.

Aria Watson, 18, from Oregon, originally created the pictures as her final project for an 'introduction to photography' class. the pictures have attracted global attention and thousands of comments.

Dave Hardman, 42, and wife Kerry Hardman, 47, filmed dog Betty's squeaky bark at their home in Ulverston, Cumbria. The couple took Betty (pictured) in as a rescue dog five months ago.

Dutch restaurant Food Guerilla gets its unique burgers from a quirky food truck called Keuken van het Ongewenst Dier - or the 'Unwanted Animal Kitchen'.

Crystal Garlin wanted to get her hair and nails done for her 32nd birthday, but her boyfriend refused to pay. They began to argue and she allegedly grabbed a knife. He got cut as he tried to take it away.

The security rules dictate how services track people online to target advertising at users. The industry fears that the strict new rules from Brussels could damage their entire business model.

Branching out: The wacky Christmas 'trees' that prove it doesn't have to be fir to be

People up and down the UK have proven you don't have to have a fir tree to celebrate Christmas with many building them out of unusual objects including egg boxes (right), condoms (left) and rubber gloves (inset). One garden centre worker in Midlothian, Scotland, made a beautiful red tree from red poinsettia flowers (centre). But perhaps the strangest 'tree' is outside a pub where staff have built a 16ft behemoth out of more than 1,000 empty wine bottles.

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