Hair salon covers logo after smelly protests

A Taiwan hair salon has been forced to cover up its ‘offensive' signage


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A Taiwan hair salon has been forced to cover up its ‘offensive’ signage

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Friday, September 21, 2018 – 6:01am

A Taiwan hair salon owner has covered up his business’ logo after angry locals defecated and urinated outside his shop. The salon, called Berlin Hair Salon, had signage outside the shop featuring designs that bore a strong resemblance to Nazi swastikas. The salon’s owner argued that the logo is meant to represent four razors.

Drummer accuses Beyonce of ‘extreme withcraft’

A former drummer for Beyonce has filed a civil suit alleging the singer is practising “extreme withcraft” and “magic spells of sexual molestation” to harass her. In the lawsuit, Kimberley Thompson also alleges that Beyonce “murdered my pet kitten”. Thompson’s request for a restraining order was denied by a judge.

Experts baffled by ‘burning hole’

Officials in Arkansas have admitted they don’t know what caused flames of up to 2.5 metres tall to shoot out of a hole in the ground. The flame reportedly burned for 30-45 minutes before going out. The hole is “the size of a volleyball”, and only one metre deep – and the temperature inside the hole was measured at 450C after the fire.

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President Trump Unleashes His Grievances at a Vegas Rally During a Tight Midterm Race

(LAS VEGAS) — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and claiming they are sabotaging his administration.

Trump, appearing at a boisterous rally in Las Vegas, defended his embattled Supreme Court justice nominee, touted the booming stock market, cited progress in talks with North Korea and pledged to build his long-promised border wall, while also making the pitch for Nevada to re-elect Sen. Dean Heller. The president noted that he and Heller — who once said he “vehemently” opposed Trump — did not always get along.

“We started out, we weren’t friends. I didn’t like him, he didn’t like me!” said Trump to laughs. “But as we fought and fought and fought, believe it or not we started to respect each other, than we started to like each other, then we started to love each other.

“Ever since I won the election, he’s been there for us,” said Trump, who urged Heller’s re-election because the Republican majority in the Senate is so slim — 50-49 at the moment — that the GOP would lose their advantage if “someone had a cold.” The president also bestowed one of his signature nicknames on Heller’s opponent, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, dubbing her “Wacky Jacky.”

Heller returned the praise: “Mr. President, I think you just turned Nevada red today,” he said. Trump narrowly lost Nevada to Hillary Clinton in 2016 despite his deep ties to Las Vegas — he has a golden-hued hotel just off the famed Strip — and repeatedly campaigning in the state.

Trump in particular focused his pitch for Heller on the need to confirm more conservative judges, in particular his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whose seat on the bench had been thrown into question by allegations that he sexually assaulted a young woman while in high school more than 30 years ago.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

While negotiations continued over whether his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, would testify next week, Trump remained on message at the rally. He did not utter a critical word about Ford, but defended Kavanaugh, saying he was “a great intellect” and “a great gentleman with an impeccable reputation.”

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Suge Knight to serve 28 years for manslaughter

Suge Knight set to be imprisoned for 28 years over fatal 2015 hit-and-run


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Suge Knight set to be imprisoned for 28 years over fatal 2015 hit-and-run

Former rap mogul pleads no contest to charge after fatal hit-and-run in 2015

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Friday, September 21, 2018 – 5:59am

Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight will serve 28 years in prison, after pleading no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge relating to a 2015 hit-and-run.

Knight, who had been charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run and was facing a life sentence if convicted, struck a deal with prosecutors just days before jury selection was due to begin for his 1 October trial.

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In 2015, Knight became involved in a fist fight with Cle “Bone” Sloan, who was consulting on the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.

While fleeing the fight, Knight clipped Sloan with his vehicle, and then “ran over businessman Terry Carter, who died from his injuries, before speeding away from the scene”, The Independent says.

The Guardian reports that the plea deal calls for Knight to serve “22 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter count, and another six years because it is a third-strike violation”.

Under the plea deal, separate charges against Knight of robbery and making criminal threats will be dismissed. Formal sentencing will be carried out on 4 October.

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