• Celebrity
    In The Know

    Close-up photo of Kim Kardashian West's skin goes viral on Reddit: 'I think this is the most human I've seen her face look'

    A close-up image of Kim Kardashian West's skin has gone viral on Reddit, causing users to question conventional beauty standards. 

  • Celebrity
    The Wrap

    Washington Post Suspends Reporter After She Tweets About Kobe Bryant Rape Case

    Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez was suspended Sunday after tweeting about the 2003 rape case against Kobe Bryant, who was among nine people killed hours earlier in helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.After posting a link to a 2016 Daily Beast story detailing the rape accusations against the Lakers star, Sonmez then posted a screenshot of her work email inbox to illustrate the threats she received as a result, according  to one screenshot and an independent reporter.“National political reporter Felicia Sonmez was placed on administrative leave while The Post reviews whether tweets about the death of Kobe Bryant violated The Post newsroom’s social media policy,” Washington Post managing editor Tracy Grant in a statement to TheWrap. “The tweets displayed poor judgment that undermined the work of her colleagues,” she added.Also Read: Tiger Woods Learned of Kobe Bryant's Death Minutes After Finishing a Round of GolfSonmez’s suspension was praised on Sunday night for being, some believed, a direct result of her posting a link to the April 2016 Daily Beast article that outlined the 2003 accusation of rape against the basketball legend. Bryant was charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment at the time, but the case never made it to trial and it was later settled in a civil lawsuit.Also Read: BBC Apologizes for Using LeBron James Footage in Kobe Bryant MemorialSonmez tweeted a link to the article with no caption, following it up to say she was receiving threats and believed “any public figure is worth remembering in their totality,” according to screenshots of the now-deleted tweets.Those screenshots came from independent journalist Matthew Keys, who wrote that Sonmez “deleted her crass tweets” about the legend, but “screen grabs are forever.”Also Read: Kobe Bryant Crash Fatalities Include College Baseball Coach and His Family, Girls Basketball CoachKeys followed up his statement about what he labeled her “crass tweets” to say she had been suspended, adding in the early hours of Monday morning that a Washington Post employee told him the suspension was not due to the posting of the rape case article. In fact, he said, it was because of the screenshot Sonmez posted of her work email inbox, which showed the names of critics.A spokesperson for the paper did not elaborate on the content of the tweets that Grant had described as displaying “poor judgment.”Read original story Washington Post Suspends Reporter After She Tweets About Kobe Bryant Rape Case At TheWrap

  • World
    Yahoo News UK

    In pictures: 200 survivors revisit Auschwitz on the anniversary of its liberation

    More than 200 survivors have returned to Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi extermination camp.Many of the survivors are elderly Jews who have travelled from around the world, including from Israel, the US, Australia, Peru, Russia and Slovenia.Others who attended had lost parents and grandparents at Auschwitz or in other Nazi death camps, and many were joined by their own children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet army on 27 January, 1945.More than 1.1 million people were murdered at the camp, the vast majority of whom were Jewish.It was established in 1940 and located in the suburbs of Oswiecim, Poland.READ MORE FROM YAHOO NEWSThe history of Auschwitz-Birkenau'I stayed alive to tell': Survivors recount horrors of Nazi death campIslamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to AuschwitzBetween 1940 and 1945, it grew to include three main camp centres and a slew of subcamps – each of which was used for forced labour, torture and mass killing.World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder has warned that leaders must do more to fight anti-Semitism, including passing new laws to fight it.In recent days survivors have drawn on harrowing memories of their incarceration and warned that lessons from the atrocities sanctioned by Adolf Hitler and carried out often by ordinary Germans were in danger of being forgotten.

  • Politics
    The Daily Beast

    Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Tears Into Conservative Pundit: ‘Get Your Facts Straight!’

    Sparks flew Monday on the Fox News set between Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and conservative contributor Katie Pavlich, with Wallace demanding his colleague get her “facts straight” after Pavlich insisted that certain witnesses had not been called in the impeachment trial.Moments before President Donald Trump’s defense team began its arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, Pavlich noted during Fox’s pretrial coverage that while Republican senators are now weighing whether to call former National Security Adviser John Bolton following his bombshell claims, the House should have presented a more thorough case.“The Senate is not the House, the House did not come with a complete case, and every impeachment beforehand, the witnesses that were called had been called in the House before being brought to the Senate,” she insisted. “So there are questions here about the process.”“That’s not true, that’s not true," Wallace interrupted. “They hadn’t all been called in the House, and in the Clinton impeachment, they’d been called by the general independent counsel. They had not been called by the House.”After Pavlich claimed that was due to an “extensive Justice Department investigation,” Wallace agreed but pointed out that she was “just wrong” to claim that all impeachment witnesses were previously called by the House.“Let me finish. Before the articles were sent to the House, the grand jury material in the Clinton impeachment were handed to the House as part of the articles and given to the Senate,” the right-wing pundit said. “They were not given after the House voted for those articles. That is the difference. The process does matter.”Kellyanne Conway Melts Down Under Grilling by Fox NewsAs anchor Bret Baier attempted to have Wallace give his “final thoughts,” the Fox News Sunday host—who has a history of tangling with the network’s opinion personalities—continued to highlight that what Pavlich said “just isn’t true.”“The fact of the matter is that the whistleblower information was given to the inspector general, who gave it to the Justice Department,” Wallace declared, clearly perturbed. “The Justice Department decided not to investigate, and that is why it went to the House.”“So to say that in the Clinton investigation these people were interviewed by the House, one, they weren’t,” he continued. “And to say it wasn’t done by the Justice Department, because the Justice Department refused to carry out the investigation. Get your facts straight!”“Okay, let’s tone it down,” Baier jumped in.Wallace tearing into a pro-Trump Fox News contributor came just moments after he said on-air that the news that Bolton claims Trump told him that Ukrainian military aid was frozen unless Ukraine investigated the Bidens was obviously big news since Trump supporters were “spinning like crazy” afterward.Fox News Host Hits Trump for Attacking Chris Wallace: You’re ‘Not Entitled to Praise’Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Business
    GeekWire

    MacKenzie Bezos, Amazon CEO’s ex-wife, sells $400M in stock after pledge to give away billions

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, has sold off about $400 million worth of the Amazon stock she received as part of the couple's divorce settlement — potentially providing the wherewithal for the charitable activities she's planning. Word of the sale came indirectly, in an end-of-year filing that Jeff Bezos made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing notes that the Amazon CEO exercises sole voting authority over nearly 19.5 million Amazon shares that he doesn't have the sole power to dispose of. That matches the stake that MacKenzie Bezos holds — and CNBC notes it's about 200,000… Read More