• Celebrity
    The Independent

    'It’s reunion porn': Military wives say Trump’s SOTU stunt disrespected families of servicemen

    The State of the Union served as President Donald Trump's moment to grandstand his administration's achievements to Congress while also introducing guests he brought in from across the US.Among them that evening was army spouse Amy Williams and her two children. Mr Trump introduced them to the room towards the end of his speech by commending her for carrying on while her husband, Sergeant Townsend Williams, was deployed in Afghanistan over the past seven months.

  • U.S.

    Texas man drove with 'mangled corpse' in passenger seat after running it over, police say

    The body of the pedestrian, who has not been identified, went through the Ford’s windshield and was found in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

  • U.S.

    'Gun Girl' Gets Heckled and Booed at Ohio University

    Gun-rights advocate Kaitlin Bennett was greeted by a large group of protesters who heckled and booed her when she arrived at Ohio University on February 17.Bennett, who rose to fame as Kent State’s “Gun Girl” after a photo of her with a graduation cap and an assault rifle went viral, was on campus for Presidents Day where, according to a tweet, she planned to ask trivia questions to students.Bennett said she was instead greeted by “a bunch of whiny children” throwing “temper tantrums”.Video posted of the incident shows Bennett surrounded by students shouting: “Where’s your diaper?”, a reference to a rumor that circulated about Bennett allegedly soiling herself at a party in February 2019.Ohio University police released a statement following the incident saying that it “did not rise to the level of a riot”, as Bennett alleged in a tweet. Officers were present to “protect everyone’s rights and safety,” police said.Bennett was once a correspondent for Infowars and has made a name for herself by visiting college campuses and asking students provocative questions about gender and LGBTQ rights. She said on Twitter she would “absolutely be returning to Ohio U’s campus again, and next time I’ll bring an army of gun owners for an open carry walk through.” Credit: Anya Bartek via Storyful

  • World
    Yahoo News UK

    Storm Dennis: Remarkable drone pictures show flooding devastation

    The utter devastation caused by Storm Dennis has been captured by drone pictures.Images taken from above Crickhowell in Powys, Wales, show how the market town was completely flooded.The town was left underwater after a month’s worth of rain fell on Saturday and Sunday.The River Usk broke its banks near a bridge, flooding the town with muddy water.Many people across the UK have been surveying the flood damage caused to their homes by the storm.The government said climate change meant it could not protect every household from flooding.Read more: Major incidents declared across UK over Storm Dennis floodsPolice fear a woman has died after being swept away by floodwater.West Mercia Police said the search for a woman missing near Tenbury in Worcestershire since Sunday morning had resumed on Monday.The storm’s aftermath continued to cause transport chaos on Monday as train lines and roads were blocked by flooding and fallen trees.Network Rail is assessing the repairs needed to reopen parts of the railway damaged by torrential downpours and strong winds over the weekend.CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Northern, South Western Railway, Southern, Thameslink and Transport for Wales were among the operators with delays and cancellations on Monday morning.

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    Business Insider

    I flew on Vietnam's award-winning budget airline known for its bikini-clad flight attendants 3 times in one week, and it was an emotional rollercoaster

    I flew on three Vietjet Air flights in less than a week on a recent trip to Vietnam. Here is what flying on the budget airline is really like.

  • Sports
    The Independent

    Ryan Newman and wife announced separation four days before Daytona 500 crash

    Ryan Newman and his wife Krissie announced their decision to divorce just four days before the Nascar driver was injured during a crash at the Daytona 500. On Thursday, 13 February, the race car driver, 42, shared the news on Twitter, writing: “After 16 years of marriage, Krissie and I have decided to amicably separate. “We will continue to jointly raise our girls, while remaining friends and continuing to work together supporting Rescue Ranch. Thank you for the years of support and friendship. We ask that our daughters’ privacy be respected at this time.” Krissie, who married the professional stock-car driver in 2004, also shared the statement on her own Twitter. The couple have two daughters together, Brooklyn and Ashlyn. Less than a week after announcing their split, Ryan, who competes for the Roush Fenway Racing Team, sustained non-life threatening injuries when his car flipped over while he was competing in the Daytona 500 on Monday. pic.twitter.com/gzSqZSdfpJ — Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) February 13, 2020The fiery crash, which occurred during the final lap of the race, happened after the 42-year-old’s car made bumper contact with another car, causing it to spin into the wall before flipping over. Shortly after the wreck, Krissie tweeted: “Omg.” Omg — Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 18, 2020According to Nascar, which posted an update to Twitter later that day, Ryan is being treated at Halifax Medical Centre. “He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life-threatening,” Nascar said. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.”On Tuesday, Roush Fenway released an update, in which it said that Ryan is "awake and speaking with family and doctors". BREAKING: Roush Fenway releases another update on the health of Ryan Newman. Huge news here is that he is awake and speaking with family and doctors. pic.twitter.com/x089ILzENF — Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) February 18, 2020"Ryan and his family have expressed their appreciation for the concern and heartfelt messages from across the country," the statement reads. "They are grateful for the unwavering support of the Nascar community and beyond.