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UK Police to Stop Sharing Attack Information With US

Authorities are furious about leaks, insiders say

(Newser) - Police in Britain, angered by repeated leaks of sensitive information , have decided to stop sharing information on the Manchester terrorist attack with American authorities. The decision came after photographs believed to show bomb debris appeared in a New York Times report, sources tell the BBC , which calls the step a... More »

Britain Chastises US Over Leak of Bomber's Name

Meanwhile, authorities say assailant was part of a 'network'

(Newser) - Authorities in Britain are more sure than ever that Salman Abedi didn't act alone when he detonated a suicide bomb at the Ariana Grande concert. But they're also ticked at the US that the world knows Abedi's name. The leak to the media originally came from a... More »

When ISIS Goes After Kids, They're Trying to Bait Us

Terrorists want to instigate a 'holy war,' warns the 'New York Times'

(Newser) - That one of the victims in the Manchester bombing is just 8 years old is no accident: The bomber, whether he was working with ISIS or not, almost certainly knew that children would be at the Ariana Grande concert, writes the New York Times editorial board. It's a calculated... More »

Ariana Grande's Mom Took Fans Backstage After Explosion

And a homeless man rendered aid outside the stadium

(Newser) - When the bomb that killed 22 people during an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester exploded, the singer's mother was just about to leave her seat in the front row to visit her daughter backstage. Instead, Joan Grande led a group of young fans—perhaps as many as 10—... More »

After Manchester Attack, Bogus Stories Were Everywhere

Meanwhile, one young victim was just 8 years old

(Newser) - Authorities have identified the suicide bomber at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The Telegraph reports that he is a Manchester native, though his parents are from Libya and are believed to have fled the regime of Moammar Gadhafi. UK intelligence officials are now trying to figure... More »

Poignant Photo Emerges of First Concert Victim ID'd

Georgina Callander was once pictured with Ariana Grande

(Newser) - The first victim publicly identified in the Manchester concert attack is 18-year-old college student Georgina Callander. And it was no mere whim that brought her to Ariana Grande's concert—she was a huge fan. "SO EXCITED TO SEE U TOMORROW," Callander tweeted the day before the show.... More »

ISIS Claims UK Attack on 'Crusaders Gatherings'

Death toll currently stands at 22, with dozens injured

(Newser) - The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the attack at a UK concert venue Monday night that killed 22 and injured dozens, the AP reports. Police say a lone suicide bomber, now deceased, detonated an "improvised device" in the Manchester Arena foyer at an Ariana Grande concert, and ISIS... More »

Blast at Ariana Grande Show Being Treated as Terror Attack

UK police say at least 19 are dead, about 50 injured

(Newser) - Police say an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England has killed at least 19 people and injured about 50, the AP reports. Billboard has confirmed that the American singer herself is OK. Police suspect a suicide bomber set off the blast, which is being treated as a... More »

DNC Leak Holds Weird Ariana Grande Footnote

Turns out that doughnut-licking incident cost her

(Newser) - One of the weirder revelations from the WikiLeaks release of hacked DNC emails: Ariana Grande lost out on a White House gig thanks to her doughnut-licking incident, the Guardian reports. Last July, the singer was caught on security video licking doughnuts at a doughnut shop and saying she hated America... More »

3 Stars People Used to Love and Now Hate

Over the past two years, there's a trio that has sustained epic falls from grace

(Newser) - Twice a year, Q Scores compiles stats for how popular celebrities are—as well as how unpopular they may be. The Hollywood Reporter took those figures, crunched the numbers between 2013 and 2015, and came up with the top 10 stars who've fallen from grace the hardest (i.e.... More »

Singer Seriously Sorry for That 'I Hate America' Remark

Ariana Grande says she's disgusted—by herself, not the doughnuts

(Newser) - Ariana Grande has apologized—again—for licking doughnuts and saying "I hate America" inside a doughnut shop in Southern California. The singer says in a YouTube video clip posted yesterday (titled "sorry babes") that she's "disgusted" with herself. She adds that she didn't clearly... More »

Video of Singer Licking Doughnut Under Investigation

Ariana Grande really does love big, fat America

(Newser) - A video posted by TMZ on Tuesday has landed singer Ariana Grande in plenty of hot water. California police yesterday said they were investigating the leaked security-cam footage, which appeared to show the 22-year-old singer and a man with her (backup dancer/BF Ricky Alvarez, per TMZ) "maliciously lick" doughnuts... More »

Chris Pratt 'Sharp' as SNL Turns 40

Debut shows 'markedly different tone': 'Entertainment Weekly'

(Newser) - Last night kicked off the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, and it featured a variety of wild cards: first-time guest host Chris Pratt, the absence of the iconic Don Pardo , new cast members, and a shakeup at the Weekend Update desk. "It seemed on a mission to prove... More »

Jennifer Lawrence Among Dozens in Nude Photo Hack

Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst among those hit in possible iCloud breach

(Newser) - A huge number of nude photos of celebrities were leaked online over the weekend, but it's not clear just how big the leak is. Some celebs say the photos are fakes, while at least one has confirmed their authenticity and threatened legal action, TMZ reports. "This is a... More »

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