Yemeni Intelligence Officer Shot Dead By Suspected Al-Qaeda Gunmen
A local official told Reuters suspected al-Qaeda militants shot dead a Yemeni intelligence officer on Saturday in the southern province of Lahej in the latest of a series of attacks on military targets. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has carried out several hit-and-run attacks since the Yemeni army drove it from its southern strongholds in Abyan and Shabwa provinces last month. The dead man, Colonel Nasser al-Issai, was the latest in a string of army and intelligence officers to have been killed in Yemen.
Top Doctor Dies From Ebola After Treating Dozens
A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people. Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who was praised as a national hero for treating the disease in Sierra Leone, was confirmed dead by health ministry officials there. He had been hospitalized in quarantine. Health workers have been especially vulnerable to contracting Ebola, which is spread through bodily fluids such as saliva, sweat, blood and urine.
Argentine Economy Minister In New York For Last Ditch Talks
Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof unexpectedly arrived in New York on Tuesday to join last-minute debt negotiations with "holdout" investors in a bid to avert a default. After a long battle in the U.S. courts, Argentina has until the end of Wednesday to either pay in full the hedge funds that rejected its restructuring on their defaulted bonds, cut a deal or win a stay of the court order that triggered the deadline. Argentina's isolation from global credit markets since its 2002 default on $100 billion means a default would be highly unlikely to cause financial turmoil abroad, but it would hurt a domestic economy already in recession.
Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Reunite At Hamptons Movie Screening
Can these two just get it over with and consciously re-couple already?! Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin reunited for a screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness at the United Artist Regal Theatre in East Hampton, N.Y., last night. According to an eyewitness, the two arrived to the screening separately, then drove to the nearby after party together before heading home in separate cars from the late-night bash. The Oscar winner had summertime chic down to a fine art in her sexy Wes Gordon midi dress from the designer's resort 2015 collection, while the Coldplay frontman went for something decidedly more casual and wore a navy sweatshirt and jeans. But it's not like this is the very first time we've seen the two together since announcing that they were separating earlier this year.
Lisa Vanderpump -- SELLING Villa Blanca Restaurant
Lisa Vanderpump is selling Villa Blanca , the restaurant she made famous on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," TMZ has confirmed. Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Hilton & Hyland -- as in Rick Hilton -- has the listing. Lisa is coy about the sale, telling TMZ she merely wanted an appraisal because people have expressed interest in buying the joint. The move comes weeks after the restaurant was socked with a $100,000 punitive damage judgment.
Facebook To Shut Down Gifts Service In Latest E-commerce Shift
Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website. The company said in an emailed statement on Tuesday, "We'll be using everything we learned from Gifts to explore new ways to help businesses and developers drive sales on the web, on mobile, and directly on Facebook." But the service stopped selling physical goods after a year, offering only gift cards from more than 100 merchants including Starbucks Corp, Best Buy Co Inc and Barnes & Noble Inc.
Beyoncé Posts Adorable Pic Of Jay Z And Blue Ivy Amid Rampant Split Reports
Are Beyoncé and Jay Z really on the rocks? Well, that depends on who you believe. While rumors have been running rampant that the power couple is headed for splitsville, Queen Bey seemingly addressed the speculation via her Instagram today by posting a happy pic of her hubby and daughter Blue Ivy on the beach. "My favorite hue is JayZ Blue," the 32-year-old singer captioned the precious photo in what appears to be an attempt to prove there's no trouble in paradise.
Is Maroon 5's "It Was Always You" About Adam Levine's Hot Model Wife?
"It Was Always You," the second single from Maroon 5's forthcoming album has just dropped on iTunes and it sounds like Adam Levine may be serenading his new wife! In what appears to be an ode to his Victoria's Secret babe Behati Prinsloo, the pop band's frontman sings "Hazel eyes, I was so color blind/ Can't believe I couldn't not see it all this time, all this time/ It was always you," in his famous falsetto.
'Big Brother' -- Jocasta's Sister Rips Frankie Grande For 'Go Kill Yourself' Comment
The sister of "Big Brother" contestant Jocasta Odom is tearing cast member Frankie Grande to shreds for saying Jocasta " can kill herself." Frankie's back stab stung hard because Jocasta, a pastor, just performed a memorial service for his recently deceased grandfather. Miranda Chelsea, Jocasta's sis, tells TMZ, "It was an ignorant statement and the little respect I had for him just went out the window." And the parting shot, "It shows the lack of maturity he has." Whatever sympathy Frankie had built up this past week has now quickly gone away and it only took 13 seconds of footage to do it.
McDonald's Could Be Liable For Labor Practices
McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world's biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at franchise-owned restaurants. The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald's to liability for management practices in those locations. It also comes as protests for higher pay have captured national attention, with labor groups calling for pay of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.