PHOTOS: Carnival Cruise Lines has launched new short cruise offerings from two Gulf Coast ports. The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, Carnival Cruise Lines largest ship, begins service out of Galveston Monday. (Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines/HO)>>> See more on Carnival Cruise Lines new short cruise offerings ... less PHOTOS: Carnival Cruise Lines has launched new short cruise offerings from two Gulf Coast ports. The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, Carnival Cruise Lines largest ship, begins service out of Galveston Monday. ... more Photo: Andy Newman Photo: Andy Newman Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 PHOTOS: Carnival Cruise Lines has launched new short cruise offerings from two Gulf Coast ports. The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, Carnival Cruise Lines … [Read more...] about Carnival Cruise Line launches new short cruises to Mexico from Galveston and New Orleans
Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, as seen from the Turkish border town of Akcakale on October 13, 2019 in Akcakale, Turkey. Photo: Burak Kara/Getty Images Less than a week after President Trump gave Turkey the green light to attack the U.S.-allied, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria, the conflict in the border region has already become a full-blown disaster — and may still get worse. As the fighting has intensified, nearly 800 suspected ISIS members escaped from SDF custody following a Turkish airstrike, and Trump’s impulsive decision to abandon the Syrian Kurds ultimately prevented the U.S. military from taking custody of five dozen high-value ISIS detainees to ensure they did not escape amid the chaos. There have also been attempted escapes at other facilities, two ISIS car bomb attacks, and a report of an ISIS flag being raised in the border region since the fighting began on Wednesday. Furthermore, there have been confirmed … [Read more...] about The Trump-Blessed War in Northeastern Syria Is Already a Full-Blown Disaster
Getting Stormy. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images Back in August, Michael Cohen told a federal court that he had committed multiple campaign-finance violations at Donald Trump’s behest. Specifically, the president’s former “fixer” said that Trump had personally directed him to make “hush payments” to his former paramours Stormy Daniels (a.k.a. Stephanie Clifford) and Karen McDougal — for the explicit purpose of aiding the mogul’s presidential bid. If true, this would ostensibly make the payments unlawful, in-kind contributions to the Trump campaign. The fact that prosecutors allowed Trump’s former “fixer” to implicate the sitting president in a crime — as part of a plea agreement — strongly suggested that authorities possessed significant evidence validating Cohen’s charge. Still, for months, it has been unclear precisely what kind of dirt the feds have on the commander-in-chief. … [Read more...] about Trump Definitely Directed the (Probably Illegal) Hush Payment to Stormy Daniels
More than 1,500 complaints of unwanted sexual approaches, many targeting children, have been made against popular social networking apps in Apple's App Store, in contrast to what Apple prominently markets as a "safe and trusted place," according to a Washington Post investigation. The complaints about popular social media platforms that connect strangers in video conversations, known as "random chat apps," serve as digital cries for help. "A man who is sick in the head and disgusting decided to show some things that shouldn't have been shown," read one review of the app Monkey in September. Another one from last month warned, "This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Predators are all over this site." Using a machine learning algorithm to identify App Store reviews containing reports of unwanted sexual content, racism and bullying, The Post sifted through more than 130,000 reviews of six random chat apps, all but one of which were ranked in the top 100 for social networking by Apple … [Read more...] about Apple says its App Store is ‘a safe and trusted place.’ We found 1,500 reports of unwanted sexual behavior on six apps, some targeting minors.
close Video 'Empire' creator Lee Daniels talks 'pain,' 'anger' and 'sadness' following the Jussie Smollett scandal 'Empire' executive producer Lee Daniels took to social media before the latest episode of the series to update fans on how everything has been on set amid the Jussie Smollett saga. "Empire" creator Lee Daniels is still standing by Jussie Smollett, whom he considers family, while the actor faces legal drama for his role in an alleged hate crime hoax. While Smollett has remained mainly mum on the saga since all of the charges were dropped by the Cook County State Attorney’s Office in March, Daniels is speaking up on his behalf. The 59-year-old TV and film writer said he wants Smollett to know that he'll always have a support system. “What I am learning right now is I can’t judge, that that judgment is for that man wearing that black coat with gavel and God. I can only support him because he is like my son, he is my … [Read more...] about ‘Empire’ creator calls Jussie Smollett his ‘son,’ says he ‘can’t judge’ actor’s alleged actions