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Brexit Talks Back in Stand-off Mode as Davis Demands Compromise

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is locked in a new Brexit stand-off with European leaders as diplomatic efforts to reach a breakthrough in talks by year-end yield little. May’s Brexit Secretary David Davis said he wanted the European Union to compromise, saying Britain has “made all the running” in negotiations so far. EU leaders, including those who have met May in the last 24 hours, declared it’s up to the U.K. to make further concessions. They want more clarity on what the U.K. is prepared to pay when it leaves. “I want them to compromise,” Davis said in a BBC interview on Friday. “So far in this negotiation we’ve made quite a lot of compromises,” he said. “We haven’t always got that back.” The stalemate is dragging on as time runs out for a deal to be reached on the divorce terms so th...

Ali’s ‘Fight Doctor’ Pacheco dies at 89

© Alberto E. Tamargo/Sipa USA/TNS Dr. Ferdie Pacheco and Anjelica Huston attend Anjelica’s Huston book presentation Her Life in Stories. MIAMI – Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, known as “The Fight Doctor” for his role as Muhammad Ali’s ringside physician, died in his sleep Thursday morning at his Miami home, his daughter Tina Louise Pacheco said. Pacheco, who was the lone surviving member of Ali’s training team and who would go on to a career as author, painter and Emmy-winning boxing analyst for NBC, was 89. “He’s a cool guy, a cool Florida guy,” his daughter said. Born to a Spanish-Cuban immigrant family in Ybor City in Tampa, Pacheco died in the Baypoint neighborhood of Miami that he had lived in since the 1950s. “That’s a long time....

Schumacher’s final Monaco winner sells for over $7.5 million

© REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Michael Schumacher’s final Monaco Grand Prix-winning Ferrari has collected $7,504,000 at an auction in New York, making it the most valuable modern era F1 car ever sold at auction. Chassis #211, the same F2001 that took the German to the fourth of his seven World Championships, was auctioned off at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Manhattan for the eye-watering price tag, a record for modern F1 machinery. A portion of proceeds from the sale will be donated by the former owner to Michael Schumacher’s Keep Fighting Foundation. The car is not only famous for being Schumacher’s final Monaco winner, but also the car in which he won the 2001 Hungarian GP, the race that clinched him that fourth title. He won nine races in total during the 20...

Today in History: November 17

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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself and Wife in Church While Discussing Recent Church Shooting

© UMC.org First United Methodist Church of Tellico A husband and wife pair was accidentally shot in a Tennessee church after discussing church shootings with members of their place of worship. Elder members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains got together for a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, during which they talked about the Nov. 5 massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 25 people and an unborn child were killed. When someone asked if any of the guests had brought a gun to their church, an unidentified man in his Eighties told the group, “I carry my handgun everywhere,” according to a retelling of the incident by Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks as reported by multiple local news outlets “Somebody else walked up and said, ‘Can I see it?’” Parks said. ...

Australia’s oldest human remains taken home

© Getty Images The remains made a three-day journey from Canberra to Mungo National Park For decades, Australia’s oldest human remains – an Aboriginal man who died about 42,000 years ago – have been stored in a university and a museum. But on Friday, the skeleton known as Mungo Man was brought back to his traditional home in New South Wales and honoured with a ceremony. It marked the end of a long campaign by indigenous Australians to return Mungo Man to his original resting place. The discovery of the skeleton in 1974 helped rewrite Australia’s history. Research determined that Mungo Man had been buried in a complex funeral ritual, redefining scientific understanding of early Australians. Who was Mungo Man? The skeleton was unearthed by geologist Jim Bowler from a ...

Stream Tame Impala’s EP of ‘Currents’ B-Sides and Remixes

Tame Impala’s Currents Collectors Edition, a deluxe vinyl edition of the 2015 album, officially arrives Friday. As of today, though, bonus audio from the collectors’ edition is available on digital services under the title Currents B-Sides & Remixes. The EP includes three unheard songs, “List of People (To Try and Forget About),” the wordless “Powerlines,” and “Taxi’s Here.” There’s also a new remix of album track “Reality in Motion” by Tame Impala/Pond member Jay Watson, and a previously released Soulwax remix of “Let It Happen.” Bask in the purple glow of your favorite 2015 psych grooves for just a little longer. Stream below. This article originally appeared in Spin.

NFL’s Thursday Night Football looked like a video game. Plenty of fans didn’t like it.

Fox Sports’s SkyCam Wildcat camera hangs over the field during an NFL game in Chicago on Sept. 13, 2015. (Nam Y. Huh/AP) NFL fans and commentators were again divided on Thursday night, only this time it wasn’t about players kneeling during the national anthem. It was over a camera angle. Thursday Night Football’s matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers looked an awful lot like a video game. That’s because the broadcast’s primary angle was from SkyCam, a moving camera attached to wires that hangs about 15 feet over the field. It offers a view from above and behind the quarterback, allowing the viewer at home to see things as their favorite passer might. It also quickly follows behind the action as it unfolds rather than the wider side angle traditionally used, which...

Federal judge rebukes St. Louis police for tactics used on protesters after ex-officer’s acquittal

Demonstrators are knocked down by police in riot gear during a protest after former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley is acquitted of murder on Sept. 15. (Lawrence Bryant/Reuters) A federal judge has rebuked tactics used on protesters by St. Louis officers in September and issued an order blocking them from shutting down nonviolent demonstrations and using chemical agents on crowds in a retaliatory way. At issue were the aggressive actions of police, dressed in riot gear, during the days of protests after the Sept. 15 acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, following a police chase in 2011. Stockley is white. During the protests, police at times used chemical weapons, such as paper spray, on de...

The tragic misfortune of ChenWei Guo, who drove to a Utah canyon just as a couple sought another victim

Austin Boutain is taken into custody in Salt Lake City. (Spenser Heaps/Deseret News via AP) The husband and wife sat on the hill overlooking the dirt parking lot, watching cars crunch up the unpaved road into Red Butte Canyon. Authorities say they had already killed one man back in Colorado — they were both wearing the dead man’s clothes against the Utah chill — and now they wanted to get to Tennessee. Austin and Kathleen Boutain decided they would kidnap someone here, a random driver in these hills covered with fields of high grass cowlicked by the mountain wind just east of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, according to documents presented Thursday by the District Attorney for Salt Lake County along with an indictment of the pair. They would use the driver’s credit cards and mone...

Late-night TV hosts: ‘I guess there are no good people left’

Broadcaster Leeann Tweeden said Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) “forcibly kissed” and groped her in 2006. Late-night comedians Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and others had a lot to say about it. (The Washington Post) On Thursday, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden wrote an essay in which she alleged that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) forcibly groped and kissed her while they were on a USO tour together in 2006, before he was elected to the Senate. She also posted a photo that showed Franken grabbing her chest while she was asleep on the flight home. Condemnation against Franken was swift, and he apologized in a written statement, saying, “I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn’t matter. There’s no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself.” He also...