Miss Iceland quits pageant after being told she was 'too fat' to compete

Miss Iceland says she has quit an international beauty pageant because organizers told her she was “too fat” to compete.
Arna Yr Jonsdottir, 20, became an Internet hero after she shared a letter on Instagram accusing officials at the Miss Grand International of criticizing her body size and suggesting she go on a crash diet.
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'Enough of the Clintons,' Trump says, while Michelle Obama campaigns with Hillary

Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband's sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves while in public service.
On Thursday, the Republican nominee cited newly released emails from her campaign chairman's personal account showing Doug Band, a former Bill Clinton aide, describing overlapping relationships between the Clinton Foundation and the family's private gains.
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Girls say they were sexually assaulted by female basketball coach

Two girls who claim they were sexually assaulted by their junior high basketball coach are now suing the school district.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Cara Labus, 32, was busted in January 2015 and accused of sexually abusing two girls - between the ages of 14 and 16 at the time - while she was their teacher and basketball coach.
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Drug king El Chapo 'sex-starved' in jail

Mexico’s most feared drug baron -- Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman-- is moaning that he’s sleep deprived and sex-starved.
The pint-sized drug pusher may even be losing his marbles, the Los Angeles Times reports. The newspaper claims Guzman is suffering memory loss and hallucinations, quoting his lawyers and a psychiatrist.
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Firefighters, police trying to rescue driver after car plunges into Lake Ontario

Toronto police said two people jumped into Lake Ontario to try and rescue at least one person who was in a car that plunged into the water on Thursday afternoon, police say.
Firefighters and police are still looking for the submerged vehicle and whoever was inside, police tweeted around an hour after they were alerted to the emergency.
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Turkey urges extradition of Muslim cleric over failed coup

WASHINGTON -- Turkey's justice minister on Thursday pressed the United States to extradite a Muslim cleric it accuses of orchestrating the July failed coup attempt or risk seriously harming relations between the two countries.
Bekir Bozdag, who spoke to reporters a day after meeting with U.S.
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'They are not together right now' publicist says of Mariah Carey split rumours

Mariah Carey’s representatives are remaining quiet over rumours the superstar has split from her billionaire fiance James Packer.
Multiple reports suggest the Hero hitmaker, 46, parted ways with Australian businessman Packer, 49, earlier this month, although they are still said to be in contact as they consider their future together.
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Apple's MacBook Pro gets a touch-sensitive panel [Photos]

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple unveiled long-awaited updates to its Mac computers Thursday, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line often overshadowed by newer gadgets, such as the iPad and iPhone.
The breakout feature is, as widely speculated, a new touch-sensitive panel on the MacBook Pro, Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop.
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Tougher than steel, lighter than cotton: spider webs are a scientific marvel

In amongst the jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts and goblins, spider webs always make a strong showing at this time of year.
But spider webs are much more than just a spooky way to spice up your Halloween decorations.
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Guilty plea to charge in Rutgers webcam suicide case

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being secretly recorded on a web camera kissing another man pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted invasion of privacy.
Dharun Ravi’s plea comes after a New Jersey appeals court last month threw out a 15-count conviction against him and ordered a new trial on other counts.
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Trump U staff included drug trafficker, child molester

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he hand-picked only the best to teach success at Trump University. But dozens of those hired by the company had checkered pasts — including serious financial problems and even convictions for cocaine trafficking or child molestation, an Associated Press investigation has found.
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'Moonlight' review: Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age film one of the year's best

Moonlight is a film about growing up male and marginalized.
The story concerns a kid named Chiron, someone we meet when he’s a little boy, when he’s a teenager and when he’s an adult; the role is played by three different actors.
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