Simon Cowell’s Malibu beach house: see where he’s recovering with broken back

Simon Cowell is currently recovering at his Malibu home after undergoing surgery for his broken back at the weekend. The American Idol judge was testing his new electric bike in the courtyard of his $24million (£18.3million) beach house when he sustained the injuries, and has since joked that he should have “read the manual” before […]

‘Dream destination’ cafes offer taste of paradise in blockaded Gaza strip

They offer a brief window onto a more exotic life to people “who have been subject to wars, pressures and blockades”, said Rola Al-Agha, one of hundreds of patrons packed into “Maldive Gaza” on a pleasantly breezy evening last week.

Charlotte Dawson displays her blossoming baby bump in a beige teddy bear co-ord before showcasing her dance moves in hilarious video

‘So yeah, I’m not feeling, like sick, I do feel a bit sick though but never actually sick. I’ve got a phobia of being sick, so I’m like “hold it back!” – I’m just so tired all the time.’

Biden on cusp of historic running mate announcement

Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential pick in 2016, said that he and his wife did nearly 1,000 events, fundraisers and media interviews in the 105 days he was on the campaign. Kaine, describing himself as a “road warrior,” said he visited 140 cities in 40 states — but noted this year the running mate […]

‘After all we have been through as a family’: Pregnant Charlotte Dawson’s niece and nephew hold her ultrasound scan as she hails the ‘special gift’ of a baby after her brother-in-law’s suicide

Charlotte bravely penned in an accompanying caption: ‘My little cherubs can’t wait to meet their little angel of a cousin after everything we have been through lately as a family… this is such a special gift especially to my sissy @sammysuns.’ (sic)

‘We’re coming for you’: Mayor Lightfoot’s warning to looters who ransacked Chicago in night of ‘straight-up criminality’ that saw 100 arrests and 13 cops injured

Police officers were still arresting people on Monday morning, hours after the looting began. It’s unclear what triggered the looting; earlier in the day, residents of a South Side neighborhood gathered in protest after being told, incorrectly, that police had shot a child. They’d in fact shot a suspect who had opened fire on them […]

Where can young people buy a house for $500? Detroit

While the population of Detroit continues to decline as a whole, the population in Detroit’s greater downtown area has actually been growing over the last decade. The city was at the top of a ranking released by real estate company Trulia this September, listing places where buying made more sense than renting. Trulia’s study indicates […]

SARAH VINE: Beware turning a staycation fantasy into reality… country folk don’t want their way of life disrupted

The police may not always get it right — but that doesn’t mean they’re all inherently racist. And if the price of just one knife being taken off the streets is a minor inconvenience for Ms Butler, or any law-abiding citizen, then that, surely, is worth paying. 

Girl, 17, kills herself by stepping in front of a train two months after her high school football star friend’s identical suicide

‘On behalf of our coaches, players, staff and families, we offer our deepest condolences to Bryce’s mother, Shibbon, and his brothers, Brisai and Brayden, as well as the rest of his family members, his teammates and coaches at Deerfield Beach High School, and his many friends. 

EXCLUSIVE: Elon Musk’s mission to Mars is ruining our town! Residents of a small Texas village beside the billionaire’s Starship space program say they are being bullied out of their homes to make way for his army of workers

Located inside the Boca Chica State Park and two miles from a beach famous for being a nesting site for the endangered Kemp Ridley sea turtle, residents told that it used to be an isolated paradise teeming with wildlife such as blue buntings and coyotes.