Putin could meet North Korea’s leader in Vladivostok in September: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok in September, RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF),…

Escambia County schools will see random metal detector sweeps starting this fall

Buy Photo The Escambia County School District will roll out a series of school safety measures this fall, including random metal detector sweeps and spending close to $1 million for mental health counseling programs in schools. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said his multi-phase school hardening initiative has been in place for the past five years since…

Sotheby’s begins sale of Berkshire Museum artwork

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. The first two of 13 works of art to be sold this month to benefit the cash-strapped museum were sold at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Monday night in New York. ( The first two of 13 works of art to be sold this month to benefit…

‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer is in a new Amazon original

Natalie Dormer, the actress who portrayed Margaery Tyrell in ‘Game of Thrones,’ is starring in a new Amazon miniseries. ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ is a mystery drama that centers around the disappearance of three female students at Appleyard Ladies College where Dormer plays the relentless headmistress. The series is inspired by the 1967 novel by…

New Hurricane Predictions For 2018 Season: What NC Can Expect

FORT COLLINS, CO — While last year’s Hurricane Irma will not soon be forgotten in the Sunshine State and Puerto Rico is still reeling from Maria, weather researchers at Colorado State University said on Thursday they are predicting a slightly above-average Atlantic Hurricane season in 2018. The university’s Tropical Meteorology Project team is predicting 14…

Zoos are rating animals online and it’s too good

Image: francois guillota/AFP/Getty Images Zoos are giving animals Amazon-esque species ratings, and it’s honestly kind of great. The trend started Friday with the Oregon Zoo in a tweet hashtagged #rateaspecies. Other animal conservancies got in on the fun – including aquariums – providing informative ratings for people looking to, er, buy the products. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ otter…

Meek Mill’s Case Is Helping Wrongfully Convicted Pennsylvanians Get Retrials

Image via Zachary Mazur/FilmMagic The global spotlight on the Meek Mill case has inspired the Defender Association of Philadelphia to request retrials for multiple clients they say have been wrongfully convicted. Earlier this month, Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina—in response to an explosive Philadelphia Inquirer report—said the latest developments should result in his client being released…