Norway didn’t know much about Libya yet helped bomb it into chaos, state report finds

A Norwegian state report says the officials “had very limited knowledge” of what was going on in Libya, but promptly decided to join the US-led intervention, turning the once thriving North African nation into a terrorist hotbed. Norway rushed to help its NATO allies to pound Libya with airstrikes in 2011, without understanding what was […]

‘It had been a chaotic morning’: Brett Kavanaugh says he didn’t recognize Parkland shooting victim’s father when he tried to shake his hand

Andrew Harnik/AP Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he would have shaken the hand of Fred Guttenberg, the father of a shooting victim from Parkland, Florida, had he recognized him before he was whisked away by security detail. The moment was captured in a photograph that went viral on social media. Kavanaugh said in a […]

Why didn’t Apple announce new iPads or Macs at its Gather Round event?

Since iOS 12 and macOS Mojave both got their final release dates at Apple’s special Gather Round event today, you might be wondering why the long-rumored new iPad Pros and Macs didn’t get any stage time in Cupertino. There’s a single, undeniably correct one-word answer to that question: Marketing. Every year since Apple became a […]

66 things you didn’t know you could buy at Aldi

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Aldi, the European discount grocery chain, has made great strides in its product offerings.  Cheapism recently visited the store and found a lot of unexpected food and household items on its shelves. From fair-trade coffee and fresh pasta to tools and mattresses, there are plenty of essentials to fill your shopping cart.  […]

‘I had to be honest in my views’: ‘Plaid shirt guy’ at Trump’s rally in Montana says he didn’t expect his facial expressions to be a viral hit

Screenshot via YouTube A guy wearing a plaid shirt who made several animated facial expressions during a Trump rally in Montana on Thursday has been identified as Tyler Linfesty, a 17-year-old high school senior. Linfesty was positioned directly behind President Donald Trump and made several facial expressions as  Trump spoke, before a staffer asked him […]

George Clooney is 2018’s Highest-Paid Actor, And He Didn’t Even Make a Movie

It used to be that the biggest movie star with the best-performing movie would be guaranteed the top spot in Forbes‘ list of highest paid actors. But times, they are a-changin’, as the highest paid actor of 2018 didn’t even star in a movie last year, and several of the top spots went to actors who […]

Trump’s family separations actually didn’t discourage immigrant families from crossing the border, new data suggest

Getty Images/John Moore Immigrant families have apparently not been deterred from illegally crossing the border, even after the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The Department of Homeland Security said this is because courts have prevented the government from detaining and prosecuting immigrant parents. But the administration celebrated an overall drop in border arrest numbers . […]

UK didn’t request extradition of Russian citizens in Salisbury case – embassy

The Russian Embassy in London said it hadn’t received an official request from UK to extradite two men said to be suspected of carrying out a nerve agent attack on British soil. The statement denied an earlier report about the request by The Guardian. “We do not trust such unverified bogus media reports at all,” […]

Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. Sales Success Sure Didn’t Make It Across the Border

In a month Mike Jackson, chief executive of AutoNation Inc, described as a “clunker,” numerous automakers took a hit. New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell by 3.7 percent compared to the same month last year, and lucky was the automaker that escaped the buying public’s cold shoulder. Among the Detroit Three, Fiat Chrysler had the […]

14 surprising things you didn’t know about Olive Garden

Sarah Schmalbruch / INSIDER Olive Garden is a massive chain restaurant in the US, widely known for its unlimited salad and breadsticks. In less than 40 years, it’s grown from one Florida location to almost 900 stores throughout the world. But there are many things you might not know about the chain, even if you’re […]