DJ Martin Solveig apologizes to Ada Hegerberg after onstage ‘twerk’ gaffe

Solveig was criticized on social media after asking the 23-year-old striker, in French, during the presentation: “Do you know how to twerk?” The player shut down the line of questioning with a blunt “no.” The camera cuts briefly to Kylian Mbappe, the winner of the newly-formed Kopa award for the best young player, who looks…

Puritan Tiger Beetles, ‘Vicious Predators,’ May Soon Hunt Again

HADDAM, Conn. — In row upon row, 436 tiny larvae are presumably fast asleep now, a few months after they were tucked inches deep into trenches dug along the sandy banks of the Connecticut River. The nestled larvae represent the last chance for one of New England’s most endangered species, the Puritan tiger beetle —…

Edith Cavell, heroic WWI nurse, is honored in today’s Google Doodle

Edith Cavell was born on December 4, 1865, in Norfolk, eastern England. Nursing wasn’t an immediate vocation — she turned to it at the age of 30, after caring for her sick father. Following training at the Royal London Hospital with Matron Eva Lückes, a friend of Florence Nightingale, she went on to work in…

Japan’s final pager service to end

Tokyo Telemessage, the only telecommunications company still operating the service, said it would terminate its pager offerings in September 2019 due to lack of demand. The company said the number of users has fallen to below 1,500, despite the fact that it stopped producing the actual devices 20 years ago. Pagers were popular in Japan…

Jackie Chan releases new English memoir: ‘I really was quite a nasty jerk’

In the book “Never Grow Up,” first released in Chinese in 2015, Chan confesses to visiting prostitutes in the early days of his career and lays bare how his rise to fame affected his private life. A native of Hong Kong, Chan was already a successful Chinese film actor when he rose to international fame…

CIA director will brief group of lawmakers on Khashoggi murder

Haspel will brief the chairmen and ranking Democrats of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Senate Armed Services Committee and the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to a senator who will be attending the meeting. The meeting will take place at 11 a.m. ET in the Sensitive Compartmented Information…

UK peer-to-peer lender Zopa gets license to open bank

British peer-to-peer lender Zopa has obtained a U.K. banking license, clearing a key hurdle in its bid to launch a digital bank and compete with industry giants. The company said on Tuesday that it had been granted an initial permit with restrictions from the Financial Conduct Authority, the U.K.’s financial watchdog, to open a bank….

Why George H.W. Bush wanted Trump at his funeral

The ex-commander-in-chief will lie in state at the US Capitol ahead of a state funeral service in Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday that will see a meeting of the world’s most exclusive club — that of former presidents. For a few days, a building showdown over a possible partial government shutdown may ease, and the…

The UK deserves to know Theresa May’s backup plan if the Brexit vote fails

As a consequence, the prime minister faces what is unquestionably a difficult set of circumstances, and matters will doubtless come to a head on the 11th, only a week or so before members of the Westminster Parliament plan to disperse for the Christmas holidays. At that point, there will be just three months remaining until…