A married Republican lawmaker who voted for stricter laws against prostitution has resigned after it emerged that he allegedly met an escort for sex twice

A married Republican lawmaker who voted for stricter laws against prostitution has resigned amid allegations he twice met an escort for sex. Jon E. Stanard reportedly paid a call girl known professionally as Brie Taylor for sex during two business trips to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2017. The conservative politician was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012 and has three children with his wife LeeAnne. Last year, 43-year-old Stanard, of St. George, Utah, voted in favor...

Premiership’s highest-earning star Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez escapes jail for tax fraud

New Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez has been handed a 16-month suspended sentence for tax evasion by a Spanish court. The former Arsenal and Barcelona forward was found guilty of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of £900,000 during his spell at the Nou Camp. But under Spanish law, the 29-year-old will not go to prison as the sentence is less than two years and it is his first offence. Instead Sanchez, the highest played Premier League player must pay a...

Court turns down Julian Assange’s attempt to have arrest warrant revoked

Julian Assange has lost his attempt to have his UK arrest warrant revoked. Lawyers for the Wikileaks founder had argued that the arrest warrant had "lost its purpose" after Swedish extradition claims over sexual assault allegations were dropped. The UK warrant was issued in 2012 after he was said to have breached bail conditions by seeking asylum in Ecuador's embassy in London where he has since lived. But senior district judge and chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot has told Westminster Magistrates’...

Brits – including Jeremy Hunt – react to defend NHS after Donald Trump’s attack on UK’s National Health Service

After tens of thousands of Brits descended on the capital to march through central London to Westminster to demand the NHS is protected from cuts and privatisation this weekend, the US President rounded on the march to attack Democrats fighting him for universal healthcare for Americans. Donald Trump tweeted: "The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise...

Oldest known human fossil outside of Africa found in Israel

The oldest known human fossil found outside of Africa suggests modern humans left the continent at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. The fossil, an upper jawbone with several teeth, was found in one of several prehistoric cave sites in Israel. Dating techniques of material and the jawbone said it is between 175,000 and 200,000 years old, pushing back the modern human migration out of Africa by at least 50,000 years. Before the latest discovery, the earliest modern human...

Tsunami warning for North American and Hawaii coasts after 8.2 magnitude earthquake off Alaska

Breaking: a magnitude 8.2 earthquake 281km (175 miles) southeast of Kodiak, Alaska has caused a tsunami warning for parts of the North American coast and Hawaii with 10 metre waves already reported. A Tsunami could hit between the Western Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Western Aleutians. Tsunami watches are in effect for coastal areas of Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and even Washington and Oregon too. People in coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia being asked to go to...

Security firm that worked on House of Cards accuses Kevin Spacey of racism

A security company boss has accused disgraced actor Kevin Spacey of racism towards his predominantly black employees while on the set of House of Cards. Earl Blue, 51, boss of VIP Protective Services, was hired by Knight Takes King Productions to manage on-set security during season one filming of the Netflix series in 2012. He claims Spacey, who played lead character Frank Underwood in House of Cards as well as directing it, refused to acknowledge or shake hands with black...

3 Events with the Biggest Potential to Move the Crude Oil Market in 2018

2017 was a particularly interesting year in the global energy markets as crude oil declined from around $55 per barrel in January to around $43 per barrel in June before rising again to end the year around $65 per barrel. OPEC's move to cut oil production levels as a proactive move to end the 3-year supply glut in oil started bearing fruits in 2017 and the bullish trend is building up momentum to continue in 2018. Crude oil is already...

This robot Donald Trump is truly scary

Donald Trump has received the ultimate accolade from Disney this week, joining  the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents in Orlando in robot form. The odd-looking President Trump robot makes a speech alongside the United States’ other Presidents. And thankfully there is no mention of “Mexicans", “walls", "fake news” or “grabbing ‘em by the p***y." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NePlddZpNKs&feature=youtu.be The Trump robot has been likened to something from a horror movie and even mocked by Orlando’s Tussauds waxworks’ twitter account: https://twitter.com/TussaudsOrlando/status/943214154541871105 https://twitter.com/JohnCohen1/status/942915905079537664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Ffortune.com%2F2017%2F12%2F19%2Fdisney-adds-an-odd-looking-trump-to-hall-of-presidents%2F

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