Daily Archive: January 16, 2018

Jan
16

Hackers Messaged Donald Trump With Former Fox News Hosts' Twitter Accounts

Hackers Messaged Donald Trump With Former Fox News Hosts' Twitter AccountsThe Twitter accounts of two former Fox News hosts were hacked on Tuesday, resulting in both of their feeds being filled with Turkish propaganda supporting the country’s controversial president.


Jan
16

Steve Bannon Refused To Answer Congress's Questions In Russia Probe, Says Top Democrat

Steve Bannon Refused To Answer Congress's Questions In Russia Probe, Says Top DemocratFormer White House chief strategist Steve Bannon invoked executive privilege and refused to answer the House Intelligence Committee’s questions during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, according to several media accounts.


Jan
16

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies after Boxing Day car crash

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies after Boxing Day car crashAn actress who appeared in Home And Away has died after being involved in a crash that killed several members of her family. Jessica Falkholt, 29, played Hope Morrison in the long-running soap and was considered to be a rising star in her native Australia. Her life support was switched off last Friday and Falkholt died at 10.20am on Wednesday, a statement from St George's Hospital in Sydney said. A spokeswoman said: “Jessica passed away from serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 26 December, 2017. “The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.” Channel Seven, the Australian broadcaster that produces the show, said the cast were “heartbroken” to learn of her death. “Jessica's shining talent was recognised and respected by all her cast mates and crew and her beautiful friendship treasured,” a spokesman added. “We send our sincere condolences to her extended family and friends during this difficult time.” Scene of the car crash on the Princes Highway at Mondayong, New South Wales Falkholt's parents Lars and Vivian were also killed in a head-on crash – while her sister Annabelle was critically injured and died three days later in hospital. Jackson Heywood was among the soap stars who sent their wishes to Falkholt after the crash. Writing on December 27, he said: “Can we please send all our support, love and prayers to Jess and her sister Annabelle, fighting for their lives after their crash on boxing day. “Much love darlin. I'm with ya.” Emergency services were called to Princes Highway at Mondayong on 10.45am on December 26 with three people pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other car, Craig Whitall, also died.


Jan
16

Suit targets California utilities over deadly mudslides

Suit targets California utilities over deadly mudslidesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Two utilities were sued Tuesday for the widespread destruction from last week's deadly mudslides that were caused when hillsides ravaged by California's largest-ever wildfire let loose in heavy rain.


Jan
16

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in ChileSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the “irreparable damage” they suffered, his spokesman said.


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