Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, family says

3 giorni ago

Musician’s wife and daughter say a fractured hip led to ‘over use of medication’ and voice hope report will contribute to opioid discussion

Tom Petty’s family said his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.

His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page on Friday night.

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Sam Levin and agencies

Judge: collapse of sex crime trials could lead to rapists going free

3 giorni ago

Series of blunders by police and CPS may see juries doubting evidence, says Lord Judge

The notable collapse of a series of rape trials could endanger future convictions of genuine rapists because of reduced public trust in the justice system, the former head of the judiciary has warned.

Lord Judge, who was lord chief justice in England and Wales from 2008 to 2013, said juries may start doubting the quality of evidence presented to them in court after several high-profile rape cases collapsed owing to blunders by police and the CPS.

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Patrick Greenfield

Twitter admits far more Russian bots posted on election than it had disclosed

3 giorni 1 ora ago

Company says it removed more than 50,000 accounts and reported them to investigators, marking latest upward revision of figures

Twitter has admitted that more than 50,000 Russia-linked accounts used its service to post automated material about the 2016 US election – a far greater number than previously disclosed.

Announcing the discovery in a post to its website late on Friday, the company said the posts had reached at least 677,775 Americans, all of whom would be receiving a warning by email.

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Jon Swaine

Theresa May told to 'raise her game' in Tory MP's outburst

3 giorni 2 ore ago

Nick Boles hits out over release of John Worboys, the housing crisis and NHS funding

Theresa May has been ordered to raise her game by a Conservative MP and former minister who says her government is guilty of “timidity and lack of ambition”.

Nick Boles launched an extraordinary attack on his party leader on Twitter, listing the controversy over the release of John Worboys, the housing crisis and NHS funding as key areas of concern.

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Anushka Asthana Political editor

It's in the jeans: US fashion goes back to denim's glory days

3 giorni 2 ore ago

Catwalk revival of old styles immortalised by Hollywood stars sees surge in jeans market

The jeans market is booming again as the US turns back the clock to denim’s glory days. 2017 saw the largest year-on-year growth in the sector since 2013, pulling in over $95bn (£67bn) worldwide compared with $91bn the previous year while sales of premium designer jeans doubled its growth.

Observers believe shoppers are deciding to try other styles beyond the skinny silhouette that has been so popular for more than a decade. This season styles hark back to authentic American selvedge denim and come straight-legged, stiff and in a deep indigo hue.

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Scarlett Conlon

Kyle Edmund beats heat at Australian Open: 'It’s a sport. It’s meant to hurt'

3 giorni 2 ore ago
  • Briton endured 40C conditions against Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • ‘It was tough for him too,’ says Edmund after four-set win

For a couple of years, Kyle Edmund has lurked like a kid at the edge of a playground scrap, not involved enough to get either a black eye or a round of applause but too big to ignore. It is time to talk about Kyle.

Related: Djokovic raises Australian Open health fears after beating Monfils in 39C heat

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Kevin Mitchell at Melbourne Park

Donald Trump and Theresa May to meet in Switzerland

3 giorni 3 ore ago

After cancelling UK visit, US president will discuss foreign policy at World Economic Forum

Theresa May will meet Donald Trump when they both attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.

Downing Street and the White House confirmed that the pair would hold a bilateral session, which is likely to focus on foreign policy issues such as Syria and North Korea.

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Anushka Asthana, political editor

Government shutdown: first closure in four years looms hours before deadline

3 giorni 3 ore ago

As the minutes ticked towards midnight, dueling parties in Congress showed no signs of breaking impasse over spending and Daca

The US government on Friday barreled toward its first shutdown in more than four years, as lawmakers in Congress showed no signs of breaking an impasse over spending priorities and the fate of young undocumented immigrants.

Related: Trump to mark anniversary with Mar-a-Lago bash as thousands get set to protest

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Sabrina Siddiqui and Lauren Gambino in Washington

Rafael Benítez wants three or four Newcastle signings in next 12 days

3 giorni 3 ore ago
• Newcastle manager says takeover talk is not a distraction
• ‘We have to be sure we can get our January targets,’ says Benítez

Rafael Benítez was noncommittal about his future at Newcastle United after revealing he knew Amanda Staveley’s mooted club takeover was off three weeks go.

“My future is tomorrow against Manchester City,” the manager said when questioned about whether he would reconsider his commitment to remaining on Tyneside long term. “I will not do it [reconsider] before the game at Manchester City. Football is football – everything can change in one minute.”

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Louise Taylor

Roy Hodgson: ‘Coaching is a sadistic pleasure – the suffering never stops’

3 giorni 3 ore ago

Palace manager has revived the Eagles and his reputation, while his appetite is as keen as ever at 70 – despite the torment the job brings

Roy Hodgson is not one for sentimental reflection. Looking back has never really been his thing. If it were, as he admits, he might linger on his life going full circle in restoring him to the club he supported as a boy, “walking with my dad to watch the reserves one week, the first team the next” from their regular vantage point on the bleak concrete of the Holmesdale Road terrace. Or hoarding programmes, a youngster craving an audience with Johnny Byrne or Terry Long “and waiting to collect autographs by the changing rooms”.

It had been a sense of Crystal Palace’s underlying ambition, and a desire to fling himself back into work 14 months after leaving his role with England, that convinced him to return to the club where a career spanning more than half a century had begun with evening sessions in the youth team. Yet, when Hodgson allows himself a second to contemplate, he can acknowledge some would spy romance in last autumn’s return.

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Dominic Fifield

England’s second ODI victory over Australia ‘wasn’t pretty’, says Joe Root

3 giorni 3 ore ago
• Second ODI: Australia 270-9; England 274-6 (Eng win by four wkts)
• Joe Root unbeaten on 46 as tourists go 2-0 up in five-match series

England came into this series wanting to win in different ways. So after a dominant performance in the first one-day international, a nippier chase on an uncharacteristic Brisbane pitch is one to add to the portfolio. A four-wicket win with 34 balls remaining gave them a 2-0 lead in the series. This was only their second win in eight ODIs at this venue.

Australia opted to bat first and drop their only spinner. So when England used three of their own, bowling their second-highest number of deliveries by spinners in an ODI in this country, the hosts knew something was not quite right. The pitch was more Chandigarh than Gabbatoir.

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Vithushan Ehantharajah at the Gabba

Pope Francis says Amazon indigenous people under greater threat than ever

3 giorni 4 ore ago
  • Pontiff addresses representatives of 400 indigenous groups in Peru
  • Amazon is ‘cultural reserve’ threatened by new types of colonialism

Pope Francis has warned that the Amazon’s indigenous people have “never been so threatened in their territories as they are now” and demanded an end to the relentless exploitation of the region’s timber, gas and gold.

Addressing an indigenous audience in Peru’s jungle city of Puerto Maldonado, the pope expanded on the environmental message of his 2015 encyclical, taking aim at the multiple threats faced by the Amazon rainforest and telling its indigenous inhabitants they were a “call to conscience for a way of life which could not measure its own costs”.

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Dan Collyns in Lima

Tom Brady mum on injured hand amid questionable status for AFC title game

3 giorni 4 ore ago
  • Star QB declined to address hand while wearing gloves on Friday
  • Jaguars coach Doug Marrone: ‘Tommy will play. We know that’
  • Brady’s Patriots host Jaguars on Sunday for trip to Super Bowl LII

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declined to discuss his injured hand on Friday or say if it would keep him from playing in Sunday’s AFC championship game where a Super Bowl berth is on the line amid reports he required stitches after the mid-week injury.

The five-time Super Bowl champion, who injured his right throwing hand during practice on Wednesday, had a chance to shed some light on what has become the biggest story of the week in New England but decided to keep everyone guessing.

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