Donald Trump has landed in London for his long-awaited state visit and blasted Sadiq Khan in a tweet sent as Air Force One landed on British soil calling the London Mayor: 'A stone cold loser'. The President has already weighed in on Brexit, his security concerns over Huawei, and lampooning London Mayor Sadiq Khan's height for calling him a ‘21st century fascist’. He tweeted as the plane landed: 'Sadiq Khan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly "nasty" to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom. He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me. He added: 'Khan reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job - only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now'. Mr … [Read more...] about President Trump and First Lady Melania touch down in London
Ex royal marine killed in syria
Jim Matthews explains why he traveled to Iraq to fight against ISIS The firefight erupted at about 2am. I’d been trying to sleep, fully clothed, on an old steel bed in the bunker after finishing my freezing watch a few hours earlier. ‘Cûdî!’ said an urgent voice, using my Kurdish nom de guerre. ‘Biksî! Biksî!’. That’s what they called a 7.62 calibre PKM machine gun – and I was being ordered to get outside and fight. Islamic State had got to within 100 yards of us. Pumping with adrenaline, I scrambled out into the biting mountain air and ran up to the berm – a 10ft-high defensive ditch made with bulldozer – under a rain of crossfire. I righted my machine gun on its tripod and started blasting. From out in the darkness, IS roared away with machine guns, small arms and the occasional mortar. They were desperately, terrifyingly close. Rounds snapped overhead and crashed through the empty water towers behind us. Then … [Read more...] about JIM MATTHEWS: What made a middle-aged teacher fly out to fight ISIS?
Daryl Dragon of '70s pop sensations Captain and Tennille died of renal failure Wednesday, Jan. 2, at a hospice in Prescott with former wife Toni Tennille by his side, according to his publicist. He was 76. More commonly known as the Captain, Dragon was a member of the Beach Boys from 1967 to 1972 before forming a duo with Tennille in 1974. They topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1975 with a debut single that became the biggest-selling record of the year, "Love Will Keep Us Together." MORE: Why Tennille left the Captain Their best-known hits included "The Way I Want to Touch You," "Lonely Night (Angel Face)," "Shop Around," "Muskrat Love," "You Never Done it Like That" and second chart-topper "Do That To Me One More Time." The Hollywood Reporter quoted Tennille saying, "He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him." MORE: Captain & Tennille back in Arizona, but … [Read more...] about Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille has died in Prescott at 76
Jeb Rosebrook, whose long and diverse screenwriting career took moviegoers into deep space with "The Black Hole" and small-town Prescott with "Junior Bonner," has died. Rosebrook, who had lived in Scottsdale since 1995, died Sept. 3. He was 83. Despite his lengthy Hollywood career, he had a long relationship with Arizona. Born in New York City on June 11, 1935, he was raised in New York and Connecticut. But after he was diagnosed with asthma at age 9, his parents sent him to the Quarter Circle V Bar Ranch School in Mayer, a prep school now known as the Orme School. He would attend boarding school the rest of his childhood. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, in 1957. He initially moved to New York and then Phoenix, where he worked in advertising for three years. He later left for Los Angeles, where he wrote his first novel during off-hours. The acclaimed "Saturday" was published in 1965. MORE … [Read more...] about Jeb Rosebrook, screenwriter of ‘The Black Hole,’ ‘Junior Bonner,’ dies in Scottsdale
In 2018, we said goodbye to a lot of greats in the world of arts and entertainment. There were the trailblazers: Aretha Franklin, who forever changed the face of music. Tom Wolfe, the white-suited gent who memorably blended journalism and literary techniques. John Gavin, a Mexican-American actor in the ‘50s who refused to be narrowed by his ethnicity. And Stan Lee, who revolutionized the comic-book industry and inspired geeks everywhere to dream. Then there were those who were simply terrific at what they did. Neil Simon, who could make almost anyone laugh, or Burt Reynolds, the biggest movie star in the world at one point in the 1970s. Nancy Wilson wasn’t merely a wonderful singer; she oozed class and good taste throughout her career. And, as always, there were those whose deaths simply shocked us: Mac Miller, Anthony Bourdain and Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries fall into that sad category. Here is a roll call of some who died in 2018. … [Read more...] about In memoriam: Remembering celebrities who died in 2018