FAA issues urgent safety alert to airlines after litany of mistakes seen across US airports
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a safety alert to airlines and pilots after six near miss collisions between aircrafts at U.S. airports since the beginning of the year. In a warning Wednesday, the FAA signaled airlines about the 'need for continued vigilance and attention to mitigation of safety risks' after the series of incidents across the country. 'While the overall numbers do not reflect an increase in incidents and occurrences, the potential severity of these events is concerning,' the FAA said in their warning. The official warning comes just days after the FAA held an impromptu safety and security summit over rising concerns among airline passengers.
Anti-porn bills in eight states would force firms like Apple to censor nude and explicit content
States across the country are weighing up bringing in laws to make phone manufacturers install filters on their phones which would blur sexually explicit content automatically. The filter could be removed via a passcode. Utah in 2021 introduced such legislation, but it has not gone into force: five further states must agree similar laws before Utah's kicks in, to stop one state being singled out for retaliation by phone companies. The legislation was first drawn up in 2019 by the teams at National Center on Sexual Exploitation and Protect Young Eyes. In 2021, Apple introduced an optional filter which can be switched on to scan messages for nudity. It will then blur any suspected nude images for people who had the filters turned on. In the intervening years, politicians and advocates have asked for advice on how to get the legislation passed, said Benjamin Bull, the general counsel for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
Your refrigerator could be spying on you! Senate committee clamps down on smart devices
A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill, Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act, to force manufacturers of devices like fridges to inform consumers of cameras. The bill, which has already been approved by the House, will now go to a full Senate vote, and then become law. Ted Cruz, who introduced the bill with Democrat senator Maria Cantwell, said: 'American consumers should be aware when their appliances and everyday tech products have the capability to record them through microphones and cameras - let alone the ability to transmit through Wi-Fi.' Cantwell said: 'Most consumers expect their refrigerators to keep the milk cold, not record their most personal and private family discussions.'
NSW state election, Lane Cove fight: Teal Victoria Davidson volunteer argues with Liberals over sign
A volunteer for a Teal independent has been reported to police after allegedly lashing out at Liberal volunteers for taking up all the best spots for their candidate's posters. The vicious dispute, which was caught on video, erupted after Liberal volunteers arrived early on Thursday morning to seize the prime spots to display corflutes for their candidate, Anthony Roberts, outside the Lane Cove Council Civic Centre. When Noel Plumb, a volunteer for Independent candidate Victoria Davidson, arrived at 6.30am, he was incensed to see the best spots gone.
Why Bruce Lehrmann's was always going to sue Lisa Wilkinson after Brittany Higgins interview
Lisa Wilkinson's lawyer Sue Chrysanthou on Thursday pointed to a Daily Mail Australia article, published in December, that said Wilkinson was at the top of Mr Lehrmann's list of people to sue in a defamation lawsuit. In court on Thursday, Ms Chrysanthou argued the limit should not be extended and spoke about why Mr Lehrmann never sent a concerns notice to say he intended to sue Wilkinson for defamation. 'He was happy to settle with Network 10, happy to settle with Samantha Maiden, happy to settle with news, but not my client,' she said.
Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans shows off her curves in a black bikini after getting custody of her son
Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans showed off her figure in a new video posted to her Instagram on Wednesday. The reality TV star, 31, donned a black two-piece swimsuit in the clip and an accompanying snap, which saw her posing in a bathroom mirror with her hair down, while showing off the tattoo on her hip. 'Ready for #BoatDay the mom-of-three wrote in a text overlay.
Denise Richards steps out for some shopping in Malibu
Denise Richards stepped out for some mid-week solo shopping on Wednesday afternoon. The 52-year-old actress stepped out solo for a shopping excursion in Malibu, sporting a stylish look. The outing comes just weeks after celebrating her daughter Sami Sheen's 19th birthday .
Khloe Kardashian flaunts her casual sense of style wearing comfy sweats out in Calabasas
Khloe Kardashian opted for stylish comfort wearing fashionable sweats as she left a studio in Calabasas on Wednesday. The Good America founder, 38, easily balanced not just one, but two large bags over her arm to hold an assortment of items she needed during her busy day. The media personality, whose ex Tristan Thompson was recently seen embracing a mystery woman, glammed up her look that comprised of a tan-colored hooded sweatshirt and matching sweatpants.
Gareth Southgate hints he could stay on as England boss if they triumph at Euro 2024 next year
Gareth Southgate has suggested Euro 2024 success could see him extend his tenure as England manager. Initially brought in as caretaker boss in 2016 following Sam Allardyce's exit, the 52-year-old led the side to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and third place in the following year's Nations League. England were agonisingly close to winning the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, only to lose on penalties to Italy - Thursday's opponents as Euro 2024 qualification gets under way. Southgate contemplated walking away in the wake of December's World Cup quarter-final exit to France, but is reinvigorated by next year's shot at success in Germany.
Paris Hilton dons sequin LBD for LA book signing... after blaming past offensive language on 'PTSD'
New mother Paris Hilton glammed up to host a signing of her book Paris: The Memoir at The Grove outdoor shopping mall in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The 42-year-old hotel heiress-turned-reality TV icon braved the 50F-degree rainy weather in a long-sleeved sequin LBD over black pantyhose, choker, and booties selected by stylist Sammy K.
Matt Damon's Southie apartment in building from Good Will Hunting is now on the market for $4,500
Movie buffs hoping to recreate their own Good Will Hunting lifestyle will have to fork out $4,500 per month to live in the apartment building where Matt Damon's character Will lived. The South Boston apartment has hit the market after receiving a heavy facelift since it was featured in the 1997 hit.
Texts Jarryd Hayne's accuser sent to another man on day of alleged sexual assault revealed to court
A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Jarryd Hayne was messaging another man the same day, telling him 'if we aren't going to keep talking I'm going to say yes to (the NRL star)', a court has been told. The two-week trial has entered its final stages, with the jury hearing a mountain of evidence over the past eight days.
Stephen Smith's mom vows to find son's killer - and confirms she's 'absolutely' doing new autopsy
Sandy Smith has been fighting for nearly eight years to get justice for her son Stephen who was found dead on a rural South Carolina road near the Murdaugh property that would become a bloody murder scene years later. Now, the 19-year-old's suspicious death is finally being looked at as a homicide as his mother confirms that she will absolutely still have his body exhumed and have a new autopsy conducted to find out the truth about who killed her son. Stephen's death was initially ruled a hit-and-run after his body was found on the Hampton County road with blunt force injuries in July 2015. But after his former classmate Buster Murdaugh's mother and brother were murdered by Buster's father Alex in 2021, Stephen's death was reinvestigated based on information gathered during that investigation. Stephen's family had previously raised concerns the teen may have been targeted because he was gay, and earlier this week, a letter written by his mother to the FBI in 2016, resurfaced in which she implicated Buster, now 26, in her son's death. Buster had pre-empted the homicide update by denying 'vicious rumors' that he was involved in Smith's death, with whom he was allegedly linked romantically.
Tewantin teen torture ordeal: Vigilantes threaten revenge on alleged Sunshine Coast ringleader
Vigilantes have published an address for the eldest girl alleged to be behind the teen's torture ordeal, sparking threats to firebomb the house, throw bricks through its windows and attack the ringleader. Shocking social media video had shown three teens allegedly attacking the young girl by breaking bottles over her face and stabbing at her with a kitchen knife while she was stripped half-naked. The footage also allegedly showed the girl being tied up, repeatedly punched in the face as she begged for mercy, burnt and stomped on, and knives thrown at her. A follow up video on TikTok showed the alleged ringleader apparently confess, telling the camera: 'Just tortured someone...'
The Masked Singer: Alexa Bliss and Holly Robinson Peete reveal identities after performing on Fox
Pro wrestler Alexa Bliss and actress Holly Robinson Peete revealed their identities after performing on Wednesday's episode of The Masked Singer on Fox. The season nine episode featured a Country Night theme with Fairy, Axolotl and Macaw competing against each other. Axolotl sported a giant pink head with bug eyes, feathery ears and a pink sequined jacket while performing Can't Fight The Moonlight by LeAnn Rimes. She shared clues that included the fact that she was bullied as a child and even stopped eating. She ended her performance with a mic drop.
Kyle Sandilands raises eyebrows with comments to Aboriginal singer
Radio star Kyle Sandilands has copped some flack after comments to Australian Idol finalist Royston Sagigi-Baira following a performance on the program. Sandilands, who is a judge alongside Harry Connick Jr, Meaghan Trainor and Amy Shark, told the 24-year-old Indigenous Australian that he knew 'his journey' because he has Aboriginal relatives.
Sophie Turner is effortlessly stylish as she steps out in NYC with husband Joe Jonas
Sophie Turner looked effortlessly stylish as she stepped out in New York City on Wednesday with her husband Joe Jonas. The actress, 27, strolled the sidewalk in brown square toe boots with an oversized beige coat over her slender frame. For added warmth, the Game Of Thrones star threw on a comfy brown sweater.
Should bank failures worry you? What keeps your cash safe
Two banks have needed bailouts in the space of just a few days - Credit Suisse and Silicon Valley Bank. The former has been bought out, while the latter is on life support as authorities hunt for a buyer. But worries of another UK financial crisis are overblown, experts think - and consumers are being reassured that there is no immediate risk to their money.
Should you sell investments now? Why a Bed and Isa may be wise
If you hold investments outside of an Isa - particularly if you've got a long-term pot of them or have made sizeable gains - you should consider selling now before the higher capital gains tax-free allowance runs out. Not only can you benefit from the future protection against tax of holding investments in an Isa, but you also use up some of this year's higher capital gains tax allowance.
NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns scores 22 points in successful Timberwolves return
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points in his long-awaited return from a strained right calf as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 125-124 on Wednesday night. Naz Reid added 26 points off the bench and Jaden McDaniels had 25 for Minnesota, which trailed by 10 points with 7:18 remaining but used a 19-5 run to get back in the game. Atlanta led 124-123 with 50.5 seconds left after a pair of free throws by Trae Young. Towns then hit two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to seal the win. He was back after missing 51 games for Minnesota, which had lost three of four and slid to ninth in the Western Conference beginning the night.
Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix keeps warm in a pink sweatshirt as she leaves a nail salon in LA
Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix responded to her co-star Raquel Leviss' bombshell interview while leaving a nail salon in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The reality TV star, 37 - who's been dealing with the fallout following the end of her nine-year-relationship from Tom Sandoval, 39, after his cheating scandal with Leviss, 28 - was asked by a photographer what she thought about Leviss' new interview. 'I don't pay attention to any of that,' she responded while getting into her car, ahead of Vanderpump Rules' highly-anticipated reunion tomorrow.
MAFS AU: Duncan James blindsides bride Alyssa Barmonde by dumping her at final vows
Despite starting off as one of the strongest couples on Married At First Sight, it looks like things are about to go south for Duncan James and Alyssa Barmonde. Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the cyber security sales director is set to brutally blindside the mother-of-one by dumping her during their final vows. According to an-set spy Alyssa was left in tears as Duncan blindsided her when he revealed his decision to walk away from their relationship.
Read Gorden Tallis's bizarre rant about Parramatta Eels NRL star Mitchell Moses' contract saga
NRL legend Gorden Tallis has produced one of the most bizarre scenarios in recent memory, comparing Eels star Mitchell Moses' quest for more money to buying a lady a cocktail. The Broncos great turned media personality left his NRL360 co-hosts baffled as he launched into a bizarre comparison, with Moses locked in a battle with the Eels, and Tigers - with his club's offer not enough to get business done as of yet.
Dr. Chris Brown jets off to South Africa for his last time as co-host of I'm a Celebrity
TV vet Dr. Chris Brown was spotted jetting out of Australia on Thursday to head to South Africa to film his last ever season of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! The hunky star, 44, who is soon heading to Channel Seven after being poached from Channel 10, was seen at the airport ahead of his flight to Johannesburg. Chris appeared in high spirits as he jetted off on his latest work adventure, clutching an Akubra in his hands.