‘Aggressive’ passenger yells and locks himself in plane toilet forcing flight to turn back

A Qantas plane which had been flying for two hours en route from Perth, Australia to London, UK had to turn back when an “aggressive” passenger became highly disruptive. The man was later arrested and could now face a compensation bill of tens of thousands of dollars should Qantas attempt to recover the cost of […]

Republicans will hold a vote on abolishing ICE — forcing Democrats to show their hand

Alex Edelman/Getty Images Republicans are gearing up to force a vote on the left wing of the Democratic Party’s plan to abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The plan to hold a vote would be an attempt to make vulnerable Democrats show their hand on a controversial and fringe position important to the Democratic […]

Wildfires are sweeping through California, burning homes and forcing evacuations

Associated Press/Noah Berger California firefighters are struggling in the stifling heat to put out blazes that have prompted the evacuations of hundreds of homes. Firefighters increased containment of a central San Diego County fire that rapidly spread over 400 acres, destroyed 18 structures and damaged eight. Another wildfire in the San Bernardino National Forest was […]

Sinclair Broadcasting slammed for forcing anchors to recite anti-fake-news ‘script’

The largest owner of local television stations across the United States is under fire for reportedly forcing anchors to take part in a ‘promotional campaign’ slamming national media outlets for sharing “fake-news” stories. The conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcasting Group is requiring anchors to read verbatim a script praising the “quality, balanced journalism” of local stations, while […]

Tiger Woods came within 2 feet of forcing a playoff for his best finish in nearly 5 years

NBC Tiger Woods brought back a little bit of the magic on Sunday at the Valspar Championship but came two feet short of forcing a playoff. Woods was tied for the lead early in the final round, and later sank a 44-foot putt on the 17th hole to pull back within one. Woods’ 34-foot putt […]

Strong Winds Are Forcing Many Virgin America Transcons to Divert for Fuel

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Crypto is forcing banks to innovate for the first time in 40 years

http://www.jamesedition.com/extraordinaire/swiss-bank-safe-with-money-729198 Transfers can be made at any time of the day. US banks are working to create the same system. Crypto’s are proving to banks that transactions are capable of moving at instantaneous speeds, forcing the banks to innovate. Yesterday morning, several banks in Australia started rolling out a new payment system they’re calling NPP, […]

A major bug is forcing Microsoft to rebuild Skype for Windows

Skype has fallen foul of a security flaw that can allow attackers to gain system-level privileges to vulnerable computers, Microsoft has confirmed. However, the company won’t immediately fix the issue because doing so would require a complete code overhaul. The bug was discovered by security researcher Stefan Kanthak, who says the Skype update can be […]

Fire engulfs Florida casino boat, forcing 50 to jump overboard (VIDEOS)

A Sun Cruz Casino shuttle boat has caught fire off the coast of Florida, forcing dozens of people on board to jump for their lives into the water and swim for shore. Fifty people were on board the vessel when it caught fire at around 16:15 local time while in the Port Richey canal some […]