• U.S.
    Yahoo News UK

    Married police officer had sexual relationship with missing 16-year-old then asked her to hide his identity

    After police investigated her disappearance, Andrew Brooks also pressured the teen, then 16, into keeping their contact and ‘romantic encounter’ secret.

  • World
    INSIDER

    An ISIS preacher captured in Iraq was apparently so overweight that police had to take him away in the back of a pickup truck

    Shifa al-Nima was captured in the Mansour neighborhood of Mosul by the Nineveh police command, according to Iraqi police.

  • Celebrity
    Yahoo Movies UK

    Kathy Bates on MeToo: 'In my day, if you went to a guy’s hotel room, you knew why you were going'

    The 'Richard Jewell' star and Oscar-winner said 'times were different' before the #MeToo movement took hold in Hollywood.

  • Celebrity
    The Telegraph

    Meghan Markle joined at her Canadian hideaway by 'little blonde guru' Pilates instructor

    The Duchess of Sussex has been joined at her Canadian hideaway by a Pilates instructor and entrepreneur who she once described as a "little blonde guru".  Heather Dorak was seen arriving at Victoria Airport on Thursday afternoon close to the $14m house where the Duchess has been staying since she returned to Canada last week. The Duchess drove herself to the airport to pick up her friend in a black Land Rover Discovery, accompanied by a member of her security staff.  Ms Dorak, a fitness entrepreneur who owns Pilates Platinum in LA, is a long-time friend who attended the Duchess's wedding and baby shower and also joined her on a trip to Spain in 2017.  She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, fintech entrepreneur Matt Cohen, and two children.  Heather Dorak attended the wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry, sitting in the front row Credit: Social Media She also wrote for Meghan's now-defunct blog The Tig. In a 2014 post the Duchess wrote that she had an "inner calm, a quiet confidence, an aura of stillness, so much so that I swear sometimes it’s like sitting with a little blonde guru. She may as well levitate." The Duchess is a Pilates and yoga enthusiast, practicing during her pregnancy. During the tour of Australia she talked about the benefits of yoga, saying it was good for "healing your mind".  This was the second time the Duchess had been seen out and about since the announcement that she and Prince Harry would be "stepping back" from the Royal Family.  Earlier this week she was pictured getting on a seaplane to travel to Vancouver, where she visited two women's charities.  Who is Heather Dorak? Meghan has long been a friend of Heather Dorak Credit: Instagram Heather Dorak, 37, is a former dancer turned pilates instructor and close confidane of the Duchess of Sussex.  When the Duchess was known as Meghan Markle, she became one of Ms Dorak’s first clients at Pilates Premium, the fitness studio she set up in Los Angeles.  On social media she has celebrated her long friendship with the Duchess, and posted a picture of the pair together. At the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding she was seated on the front row, next to Carolyn Bartholomew, a schoolfriend and flatmate of Princess Diana. Now based in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband Matt Cohen, Miss Dorak’s pilates business spans six studios across Los Angeles and Texas. When the pair married in 2017 at L'Horizon Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, the wedding weekend included yoga lessons and massages. The couple had a 1981 Porsche 911 Targa on their registry list along with the option for guests to donate money to Team Rubicon disaster relief.

  • Politics
    The Daily Beast

    Kellyanne Conway Melts Down Under Grilling by Fox News

    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was asked four times by Fox News on Thursday morning to “flat-out” refute claims from Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas that President Donald Trump was fully “aware” of what he was up to in Ukraine. She didn’t give a straight answer once. After Fox aired a clip of Parnas’ interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow from Wednesday night, they asked her to refute his central claims. Conway first tried to laugh it off, joking with no sense of irony, “Remember, people who go on TV are never under oath.” Meanwhile, the Trump White House has blocked witnesses from testifying under oath and criticized the credibility of those who have. But that argument didn’t satisfy Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer, who repeatedly grilled Conway on the substance of what Parnas was saying. “Are you saying flat-out, 100 percent what he alleges is not true, yes or no?” Hemmer asked. Instead of answering yes or no, Conway went on to offer up an “objection” to the idea that Parnas could know Trump was aware of his movements. “You cannot say what someone else knew or thought,” she said. “That was a TV show, not a court of law.” Tucker Carlson Goes Full Bernie Bro in Attack on CNNAs she continued to filibuster, Hemmer interrupted her. “But back on Parnas, cut through it: Is he lying or not, Kellyanne?” “He’s a proven liar, he’s been indicted,” she answered, again without addressing the specific claims about Trump. Moments later, Hemmer’s co-host Sandra Smith jumped in as well. “Just to finish on that point, it’s a yes or no question,” she said. “‘Trump knew exactly what was going on,’ said Lev Parnas, and we’re asking, is that statement true or false?” “Trump knew what was going on how?” Conway said, answering the true or false question with a question of her own. “In other words, what is Lev Parnas actually saying?” It was her fourth time refusing to answer the question and ultimately the Fox hosts had no choice but to move on. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Accuses CNN of Helping Trump Spread LiesRead 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.

  • Entertainment
    INSIDER

    Al Pacino got so high at the 1975 Oscars that a baffled Jeff Bridges had to tell him what was happening

    Pacino appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday to talk about his film "The Irishman," which has received 10 Oscar nominations.

  • Style
    PureWow

    Camilla Parker Bowles Just Upped Her Outfit Game with a Matching Coat & Skirt

    It seems Camilla Parker Bowles’s New Year’s Resolution was to up her style game and she’s most definitely succeeding.The 72-year-old Duchess of...