Plane carrying aviation students crashes in Ukraine killing 22

A military transport plane carrying students from an aviation school has crashed in northeastern Ukraine, killing at least 22 people on board, officials have said. The Antonov An-26 had been trying to land during a training exercise when it burst into flames just a mile short of a military airport…

Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the favorite candidate of conservatives, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day in a move that would significantly alter the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court for years. Mr. Trump plans…

Child rapist almost bleeds to death during lashing but has to have it again

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A child rapist who was sentenced to 175 lashes for his sickening crimes collapsed less than half way through meaning he will have to endure the punishment again. The warped predator, identified…

Google to block election ads after November 3

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O Google will block election ads on its platform after the U.S. election on Nov. 3, a company spokeswoman said on Friday. Axios, which first reported the news, said…

Short of Money to Run Elections, Local Authorities Turn to Private Funds

WASHINGTON — Facing mounting expenses and with Congress yet to provide more money, election administrators across the country are struggling to meet the extraordinary costs of holding an election amid a pandemic. With Election Day a little more than five weeks away and early voting underway in some states, many…

Boohoo Publishes Results of Investigation After Sweatshop Allegations

LONDON — Following allegations of sweatshop conditions at its suppliers’ factories in Leicester, England, fast-fashion retailer Boohoo undertook an independent review of its supply chain, and on Friday published the outcome. The review was conducted by lawyer Alison Levitt, who looked at how “well-founded” the allegations were, and to what extent Boohoo…