• 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.

  • Celebrity
    The Week

    Ben Affleck says an associate warned 'you'll drink yourself to death' if he didn't drop out of The Batman

    Ben Affleck opened up in a new interview about his struggle with alcoholism and his decision to walk away from Batman.The actor, who was originally set to direct and star in 2021's The Batman but dropped out of the project, spoke with The New York Times in a profile published Tuesday, in which he revealed his choice to exit the film was related to his battle with alcoholism."I showed somebody the Batman script," Affleck said. "They said, 'I think the script is good. I also think you'll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went though again.''This was after Affleck had reprised the role of Batman in the critical failure and commercial disappointment Justice League, which followed the movie in which Affleck debuted as Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Times writes that Affleck's experience on Justice League, which went through heavy reshoots, "sapped his interest" in Batman. After Affleck dropped out of the standalone film, Matt Reeves stepped in to replace him as director, while Robert Pattinson is taking over as the caped crusader.Affleck further opened up about his struggle with alcoholism throughout the interview, discussing the fact that he "started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart" and telling the Times, "It took me a long time to fundamentally, deeply, without a hint of doubt, admit to myself that I am an alcoholic. The next drink will not be different." Read the full interview at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils The Democratic Party is weak. Mike Bloomberg could break it. Florida 10-year-old hopes to spark global movement to keep beaches clean

  • 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.

  • Celebrity
    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.

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    USA TODAY Entertainment

    'Saved by the Bell' star Lark Voorhies says she feels 'slighted and hurt' about not being a part of reboot

    "Saved by the Bell" cast members have also reunited for a dinner to celebrate "30 years of friendship" in 2019 which Voorhies was missing from.

  • 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.