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Youngest US face transplant recipient shares story of suicide survival and hope

Youngest US face transplant recipient shares story of suicide survival and hope

Health
As a star student and a promising athlete at her Mississippi high school, with college ambitions, it seemed that the sky was the limit for then-17-year-old Katie Stubblefield, her father said. "She was driven for a purpose," her father, Robb Stubblefield, told "Nightline." "When she was a kid, she played soccer from the time she was, what, 4 years old? And she was not very nice at playing soccer ... they used to call her 'bulldozer.'" But amid the stress of looking at colleges and looking ahead to graduation, the teen's life took a detour. Now, four years later, she has a different story to tell -- one that describes the emotional struggles of adolescence, the permanence of split-second decisions and how two troubled souls came together to create a second chance. This story will b...
Tesla: Shares fall after regulators launch Musk lawsuit

Tesla: Shares fall after regulators launch Musk lawsuit

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Tesla shares have sunk after US regulators took legal action against co-founder Elon Musk for alleged securities fraud.On Thursday the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit over claims made last month by Mr Musk that he had funding to take the company private.The billionaire boss of the electric carmaker called the action unjustified.But the filing was a potentially serious blow for the company, which was already under financial strain.Mr Musk has led the electric carmaker as chief executive since 2008, presiding over its rise into a company with a market value that rivals Ford and General Motors.His celebrity status and reputation for entrepreneurial vision attracted investors and legi...
Look: Director shares first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in standalone 'Joker' film

Look: Director shares first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in standalone 'Joker' film

Entertainment
Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Director Todd Phillips posted on Instagram Sunday the first photo of Joaquin Phoenix in their standalone Joker film."Arthur," Phillips captioned the image of Phoenix, who stares at the camera -- unsmiling and without the titular villain's signature clown makeup. Phoenix, 43, has unkempt, collar-length hair and is wearing a rumpled, button-down shirt and jacket in the picture. Phoenix's previous films include To Die For, Gladiator, Quills, Her and Walk the Line. Phillips is known for helming The Hangover comedy trilogy. Warner Bros. plans to release the Joker origin film on Oct. 4, 2019. The dark-toned movie is to take place outside of the existing DC extended film universe and is intended to help launch a new DC Comics banner that will allow the movie studio to tell uniq...
Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Technology
The Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon - a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was "leeching off the taxpayer".The Church Times has revealed Amazon was among the 20 biggest global investments by the Church last year. A statement from the CofE said it considered the most effective way to seek change was to be "in the room with these companies" as a shareholder.Amazon has repeatedly said it pays all taxes required in the UK.Archbishop Justin Welby, in a speech to the Trades Union Congress on Wednesday, said: "When vast companies like Amazon and other online traders, the new industries, can get away with paying almost nothing in tax, there is something wrong with the tax system."They don't pay a real living wage, so...
Debenhams shares plunge 17% as it calls in KPMG

Debenhams shares plunge 17% as it calls in KPMG

Business
Shares in Debenhams plunged 17% after the troubled retailer called in advisers as it considers plans that could lead to the closure of stores. Debenhams is considering a list of options that include a company voluntary agreement (CVA), a controversial way to reduce debts and close stores, Sky sources said.Other options the firm could be looking at include renegotiating leases on stores that are up for renewal, selling off its Danish arm Magasin du Nord and giving up space in some of its large stores.The company has brought in KPMG to help draw up the turnaround plans, according to The Sunday Telegraph.In a statement, Debenhams said: "Like all companies, Debenhams frequently works with different advisors on various projects in the normal course of business."CVAs have been us...