News: Weekend Reads

How a malnourished teen escaped a house full of chains and freed her 12 siblings

Thursday  01:21,   18 january 2018
The Washington Post

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin were arrested in Perris, Calif., on charges of torture and child endangerment. The 13 siblings were taken to two hospitals for treatment.There were no toys and no bicycles on the front lawn — only weeds that [...]

Shackled Calif. kids seen marching at night, compared to cult by neighbours

Wednesday  19:51,   17 january 2018
MSN

Shackled Calif. kids seen marching at night, compared to cult by neighboursVideo provided by[...]

Days Before Her Wedding, A Bride-To-Be Finds A Package From A Stranger Sitting On The Kitchen Table

Wednesday  05:46,   17 january 2018
littlethings.com

Days before her wedding, Mary Hall came home from work and noticed a mysterious package sitting on the kitchen table. Days before her wedding, Mary Hall came home from work and noticed a mysterious package sitting on the kitchen table. Her[...]

Mom of malnourished children was 'perplexed' by police visit

Tuesday  23:57,   16 january 2018
MSN

The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was "perplexed" when deputies arrived at the family's Southern California home.PERRIS, Calif. — The mother of 13[...]

Mom of malnourished children was 'perplexed' by police visit

Tuesday  23:56,   16 january 2018
MSN

The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was "perplexed" when deputies arrived at the family's Southern California home.PERRIS, Calif. — The mother of 13[...]

Hawaii missile snafu: That was no 'wrong button.' Take a look.

Tuesday  21:06,   16 january 2018
The Washington Post

It was a jumble of options on a drop-down menu, including links for Tsunami warnings, closed roads and a ballistic missile attack.Video provided by[...]

The 'Deep State' conspiracy theory that involves Ellen DeGeneres.

Tuesday  15:27,   16 january 2018
Mamamia

<p>Ellen DeGeneres, best known for her shameless dancing and making grown adults yell during a segment called Game of Games on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is perhaps not who we thought she was.</p>…[...]

Michelle Obama Looks Ageless in White Bikini and Daisy Dukes During Beach Vacay with Malia

Tuesday  15:11,   16 january 2018
Instyle

It’s bikini season for the Obama girls.&nbsp;While most of the country faced freezing temperatures this week, former first lady Michelle Obama and her eldest daughter, Malia, headed to Miami Beach to take in some rays and[...]

Japanese city on alert for deadly blowfish

Tuesday  15:11,   16 january 2018
BBC News

The fugu fish, which can be more poisonous than cyanide, was sold without the toxic parts removed.A local supermarket in Gamagori city sold five packets of fugu fish without removing the livers, which contain[...]

Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in California home

Tuesday  15:11,   16 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

<p>A California husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.</p>(Video provided by Canadian[...]

Comment: The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari

Monday  23:50,   15 january 2018
The Atlantic

Sexual mores in the West have changed so rapidly over the past hundred years that by the time you reach 50, intimate accounts of commonplace sexual events of the young seem like science fiction: you understand the vocabulary and the sentence[...]

6-year-old boy fighting rabies has died

Monday  22:17,   15 january 2018
TODAY

6-year-old boy fighting rabies has diedRyker Roque was being kept under anesthesia in an Orlando hospital in a desperate bid to save him from the deadliest virus there[...]

Man's KFC chicken bucket hack goes viral

Monday  22:15,   15 january 2018
MSN

People on Twitter have reportedly found their first hero of 2018 – a man who used a KFC fried chicken bucket as a soda[...]

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

Monday  18:01,   15 january 2018
MSN

More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and[...]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton ends relationship with Jo Marney over Meghan Markle race row

Monday  16:05,   15 january 2018
Sky News

UKIP leader Henry Bolton has signalled he will not stand down after his girlfriend was suspended for reportedly making racist remarks about Meghan Markle. He told ITV's Good Morning Britain programme on Monday that his relationship was "obviously[...]