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Anthony Bourdain slammed Hillary Clinton and ‘gropey, disgusting’ Bill Clinton in newly released interview

In an interview, published more than a month after his death, Anthony Bourdain called former President Bill Clinton a “gropey, grabby disgusting” person and slammed the Clintons for how they handled the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The celebrity chef and “Parts Unknown” host, who hanged himself in a French hotel in June, sat down with journalist Maria Bustillos from the magazine Popula before his death. The sit-down was published on Sunday. Bourdain, one of the most outspoken supporters of the #MeToo movement, told the magazine it was shameful how the Clintons handled the scandal involving Lewinsky. PHOTOS: Remembering Anthony Bourdain “Bill Clinton, look, the bimbo eruptions—it was f—ing monstrous. That would not have flown today,” Bourdain said about the scandal. “[Bill Clinton is] a p...

Trump blasts Mueller probe, Putin denies meddling as leaders tout summit as ‘success’

Trump deflects question on Russia meddling at Putin presser President Trump, after being questioned by a reporter on if he believed U.S. intelligence or Vladimir Putin’s denial about meddling in the 2016 election, says he has confidence in both parties; John Roberts reports on the takeaways from the post-summit press conference. President Trump and Vladimir Putin tackled allegations of election meddling in unprecedented terms following their one-on-one summit Monday, with Trump opening the door to an unusual offer of cooperation in the special counsel probe and the Russian president suggesting he indeed favored the billionaire businessman in 2016.  But Putin, emphatically and repeatedly, denied meddling in the U.S. election, saying there’s “no evidence.” And Trump, ...

Saudi Arabian woman arrested after hugging singer on stage, reports say

A woman rushed the stage during Majid al-Mohandis’ performance.  (YouTube) A Saudi Arabian woman was reportedly arrested in the Kingdom on Saturday after storming the stage to hug Saudi superstar Majid al-Mohandis during a festival performance. Videos posted to social media show the woman darting across the stage in Taif, Saudi Arabia and security quickly peeling the woman off al-Mohandis, according to the BBC. A prosecutor is now considering charging the woman, police told Saudi media. Women in Saudi Arabia are prohibited from being in public with men who they aren’t married to. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, however, has eased some restrictions regarding women during the last year. Women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to attend a concert and a soccer match on the same weekend in January...

Conor McGregor’s praise of Vladimir Putin draws scrutiny

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor pose for a photo during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.  (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) UFC star Conor McGregor came under fire Sunday after he called Russian President Vladimir Putin “one of the greatest leaders of our time.” McGregor made the comments in an Instagram post, in which he said he was one of Putin’s guests to attend the World Cup final between France and Croatia. “Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honored to attend such a landmark event alongside him,” McGregor said. “Today ...

Mob slaughters hundreds of crocodiles after man killed entering breeding pond

Nearly 300 crocodiles were slaughtered after a local villager was killed in an attack at a breeding sanctuary.  (istock) A mob of Indonesian villagers slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a sanctuary for animals in retaliation for the killing of a local man by a croc there. Basar Manullang, the head of the local Natural Resources and Conservation Agency, said Monday that 292 crocodiles were killed by dozens of villagers in Indonesia’s West Papua province on Saturday. The slaughter came after the funeral of a 48-year-old villager who was killed Friday after entering the sanctuary’s breeding pond. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE Local residents look at the carcasses of hundreds of crocodiles from a farm after they were killed by angry locals following the death of a man who was killed in a crocodile ...

Can we talk? I’m a millennial and I’m struggling with the poisonous side of social media

Girl on the phone  (Martin Dimitrov) Once upon a time, if you wanted to smear someone anonymously from a distance, you had to write on a bathroom wall. The words were still painful, but the scale was local. Today, cowards and bullies can conveniently deride human targets globally, hiding behind screen names and unknown caller IDs, more easily sending their poison out on social media with the clear intent of causing harm. I should know. As a musical artist, one of the great joys of my life is meeting people across the country, sharing songs that tell a true stories of life’s joy, pain and potential. But as my work comes to the attention of more people, I also become a target as some use the most amazing technology the world has ever seen to smear virtual bathroom wall epithets. I know I’m n...

Trump raises more than $88M in re-election campaign: report

President Trump’s campaign committee—along with two other groups— raised more than $88 million to go toward his re-election campaign, The New York Times reported late Sunday. The paper, citing the financial documents, reported that Trump’s total gives him “a dramatic head start on prospective Democratic challengers.” Andrew Beal, a Texas banker who once challenged Trump in a bankruptcy case, topped the donations by giving $339,000, the report said. The committees raised more than $17.7 million from April to the end of June, the report said. The president kept his cards close in an interview with The Daily Mail when asked if he is planning another run. He mentioned that health plays a large role in his decision, and does not see any Democrat challengers who can beat him. “Well, I full...

British diver doesn’t rule out legal action against Musk over tweets

The British diver who played an instrumental role in rescuing the 12 boys from a Thailand cave last week on Monday fired back at tech billionaire Elon Musk who apparently accused him of being a pedophile. Vern Unsworth told a reporter at 7 News Sydney that he cannot put to words what he feels about Musk, but is not ruling out legal action. Musk, the CEO of Tesla, visited the Thai cave where the soccer team and their coach were trapped and left a mini-submarine there in the event it could benefit rescuers. Musk called it a “kid-sized” sub, named Wild Boar—in honor of the soccer team—and posted pictures of the vessel being tested in a swimming pool in California. Unsworth essentially called the submarine useless. “It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the ...

Chicago man shot, killed by officers appeared to have gun, police say

Footage from body cameras and other surveillance video appeared to show that a black man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with a gun and reached toward it as officers confronted him, officials said Sunday. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Harith Augustus, 37, had a holstered semiautomatic handgun tucked into his waistband when officers confronted him on the city’s South Side. According to patrol chief Fred Waller, Augustus broke free and ran from the officers, who believed “he appeared to be reaching for a weapon” and shot him. Police had sent the handgun and two magazines of bullets for testing, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, who added that Augustus wasn’t a known gang member and had no recent arrest history. A...

Elon Musk calls diver who helped save Thailand boys a ‘pedo’ for slamming his rescue idea

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in June.  (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) Tech billionaire Elon Musk sent a viral shockwave Sunday in a tweet apparently accusing a British diver who helped rescue the 12 boys from a Thailand cave of being a pedophile. Musk later reportedly doubled down on the unfounded claim, telling another Twitter user he’d bet money it was “true.” The war of words began after Vern Unsworth told CNN that he thought Musk’s attempts to help out with the rescue of the youth soccer team represented nothing but a show for attention. “It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the cave passage was like. The submarine I believe was about 5 feet, 6 inches long, rigid, so it wouldn’t have gone round corners or round any obstacles,” Unsworth said. “It wouldn...

Inside Israel’s raid to seize nuclear documents in Iran

TEL AVIV –  Israeli agents covertly extracted documents detailing Iran’s nuclear program in a dramatic 6½-hour operation in Tehran in January, removing a trove of materials that included partial designs for a nuclear warhead, senior Israeli intelligence officials said. The Israeli team secretly reached the warehouse holding the materials and broke in during a tight time window when it knew the building would be unguarded, the officials said. To avoid drawing attention to the nondescript facility, Iran hadn’t posted full-time guards, they said, but rather relied on alarm systems that the Israeli agents disabled. The Israeli operation was first revealed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an April press conference in which he declared that the stolen documents proved Iran had lied for ye...

More than 500 fall ill after visiting Tennessee zipline attraction

More than 500 people fell ill after visiting a popular ziplining attraction in Tennessee.  (istock) E. coli bacteria was found in water at a popular ziplining attraction in Tennessee where more than 500 people reportedly fell ill, health officials said. The state’s health department said last week one person who visited the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg tested positive for norovirus and enteropathogenic E. coli, while at least another 550 people tested positive for norovirus. “At this time we cannot point to one simple cause of this outbreak,” said TDH Deputy State Epidemiologist John Dunn, DVM, PhD, in a statement. WHAT IS BACTERIAL MENINGITIS? SIGNS, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT FOR THE INFECTION Norovirus causes acute gastrointestinal illness and is often characterized by sudd...