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Homebrew closed $90 million fund

Homebrew is announcing the close of its third fund. This time they’ve raised $90 million, an increase from $50 million in 2015 and $35 million for its debut fund in 2013. Led by Hunter Walk and Satya Patel, the seed-stage venture firm has spent the past five years investing in U.S.-based startups at the onset. Several of its portfolio companies have gone on to raise significant funding, including Managed by Q, Shyp and theSkimm. They’ve also had exits, including Bond Street, which was acquired by Goldman Sachs and Clementine, which was bought by Dropbox. “Homebrew III’s strategy is to concentrate capital, time and reputation behind 6-8 new investments per year and to work closely with those teams to help them build the companies they envision,” said the firm’s blog post. The group looks fo...

Missing Benue Policeman found dead with his eyes, ears and nose removed

The Benue state police command has confirmed the death of one of the four police officers that went missing after an attack on a police patrol troop by suspected herdsmen in Ayilamo, Logo Local government area of Benue State, on Saturday February 10th. A statement by the police PRO, ASP Moses Yamu, says the remains of the policeman, a Non Commission Officer (NCO), was found with both his eyes, ears and nose removed. Two of the four missing officers have been found unhurt. Read the statement below The Command regret to announce the death of one of its NCO, who was one of the two (2) remaining missing Policemen in the attack of 10/2/2018. He was found brutally slaughtered, with both eyes and ears as well as nose removed. We pray that God Almighty grants him eternal rest. However, the Police ...

Heartbreaking video! 2 year old girl narrates how her 47 year old school supervisor allegedly sexually assaulted her at their school in Lekki

A video of a two year, 11 month-old pupil of Chrisland School, Lekki, Lagos portraying her alleged serial defilement by the school’s supervisor, 47 year old Mr Adegboyega Adenekan, was played today at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court. The Nation reports that the video was played during the testimony of Miss Olive Ogedengbe, a clinical psychologist, at the trial of Adenekan over defilement of a child. The video recording (Exhibit A1), depicted the child, named Child X,  in the clinical psychologist’s office on Nov. 28, 2016 answering questions about the alleged defilement from Ogedengbe and her colleague. In the recording, Child X was given a sheet of paper and asked to draw the private part of Adenekan, which she did as well as another image with the ensuing questions....

Truck Driver Nearly Destroyed the Nazca Lines in Peru

The mysterious Nazca Lines have baffled the world for centuries, with many archaeologists wondering just how the heck an ancient civilization dating as far back as 500 B.C. could have constructed such intricate lines without the use of any aerial vehicles. To this day the lines remain among the most astounding geoglyphs ever found, when scale and precision are taken into account. Just this month, however, a man in a truck was caught driving through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, resulting in deep tire gouges across three of the glyphs. #COMUNICADO: Ministerio de Cultura denuncia penalmente a chofer de camión que ingresó a la Pampa de Nasca: https://t.co/SlcJeyYgMm #PrensaCultura pic.twitter.com/rdMf26Eo8r — Ministerio Cultura (@MinCulturaPe) January 29, 2018 “They are the most outstanding...

Mark Salling Death Certificate Confirms Death by Hanging

Mark Salling Death Certificate Confirms Hanging 2/12/2018 10:28 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Mark Salling‘s death certificate confirms all the details we know about his suicide. The Coroner’s Office just released the certificate, filed in L.A. County … and it lists cause of death as asphyxia by hanging. It also says he was found dead in a riverbed in Sunland, CA. TMZ broke the story … Salling was found hanging from a tree … not far from where he lived. The Coroner had already determined it was death by suicide, as we reported. We still do not have toxicology results from Salling’s autopsy … which will show if he had been drinking or boozing prior to hanging himself.  Prior to killing himself, the “Glee” star has pled guilty to possession of child p...

Donald Trump Jr.’s Wife Exposed to White Powder in Mailed Letter

Donald Trump Jr.’s Wife Exposed to White Powder in Mailed Letter 2/12/2018 10:56 AM PST Breaking News Donald Trump Jr.‘s wife was exposed to an unidentified white powder after opening a letter intended for her husband … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Vanessa Trump was exposed to the substance Monday morning. The letter — which we’re told said something along the lines of Jr. being an awful person and getting what he deserves — was sent to her mother’s apartment in Midtown Manhattan.  We’re told Vanessa and 2 other people were taken to a hospital as a precaution. The substance itself was tested and NYPD says it’s non hazardous. The envelope was reportedly addressed to Trump Jr., although it went to his mother-in-lawR...

Mike Vick’s Bankruptcy Case Officially Closed After Paying Back $17 Mil

Mike Vick Bankruptcy Case Officially Closed … After Paying Back $17 Mil 2/12/2018 12:31 PM PST EXCLUSIVE Mike Vick is officially out of the hole — a judge has closed the book on his bankruptcy case after the ex-NFL star paid back more than $17 million in debt.  Vick filed for Chapter 11 back in 2008 after the infamous dog-fighting scandal — when he lost his NFL salary and several lucrative endorsement deals. Vick owed approximately $17.6 MILLION to dozens of creditors. But, Vick busted his ass to pay off his debts ever since he was reinstated with the Eagles in 2009. He reportedly made nearly $50 million in NFL salary in his 2nd stint in the league.  According to the docs, the outstanding debt was owed to Bank of America (related to one of his properties), BMW financial s...

Mother of MLB’s Elias Diaz Rescued After Being Kidnapped by Dirty Cops

MLB’s Elias Diaz Mom Rescued After Being Kidnapped … Dirty Cops Arrested 2/12/2018 12:44 PM PST Breaking News The mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz has been safely recovered 3 days after she was abducted in Venezuela … and several dirty cops have been booked for carrying out the kidnapping. Elias’ mom, 72-year-old Ana Soto, went missing last Thursday in their hometown of Maracaibo — the state capital of Zulia, Venezuela — shortly after Elias left her at home.  On Sunday, a group of national and local police officers were able to pull off a rescue mission and place her 6 captors under arrest — 5 of whom were on the Zulia state police force, according to BBC. A friend from Venezuela sent me this picture of @Pirates catcher Elias Diaz’s mom after s...

Vivica A. Fox Supports Push for Disney to Donate ‘Black Panther’ Profits

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New book vividly reveals Snapchat’s sexty dorm-room origin

“He wouldn’t have to worry about sending a hookup a picture of his junk! And girls would be way more likely to send him racy photos if they disappeared.” That’s just a taste of juicy details found in “How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story,” a new book coming out tomorrow from former TechCrunch reporter Billy Gallagher. It illuminates how co-founder Reggie Brown actually came up with the idea of ephemeral messaging, how CEO Evan Spiegel kicked him out of the company and how Snapchat went from LA high school toy to IPO. You can read the most interesting chapter about Reggie’s marijuana-fueled eureka moment with the quotes above in an excerpt from the book published on TechCrunch this weekend: How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat. Unlike most books about tech companies written ...

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Liberian church massacre survivors seek US justice

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Men, women, children, even babies – were shot or hacked to death inside the church The Monrovia Church massacre in 1990 was the worst single atrocity of the Liberian civil war. About 600 civilians, including many children, were killed while taking refuge in a church. Now, four survivors are bringing a claim for damages against one of the men they believe was responsible, reports Elizabeth Blunt who was a BBC correspondent in Liberia at the time. It was July 1990, and rebel fighters were advancing on the capital, Monrovia. President Samuel Doe was holed up in his vast, gloomy Executive Mansion. After dark bands of soldiers roamed the streets, looting shops and warehouses and seeking out people from Nimba County, the area where the rebellion h...