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Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95: US media

LOS ANGELES: Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles, according to US entertainment outlets including The Hollywood Reporter. He had suffered a number of illnesses in recent years. "My father loved all of his fans," his daughter told Hollywood monitor TMZ. "He was the…

Tough challenges await new Pakistani prime minister: US media

WASHINGTON: The new Pakistan prime minister faces a barrage of challenges and perhaps the incoming leader would be divested of significant power that the government used to enjoy under ex-premier Nawaz Sharif, the US media said. “The ousting of Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan’s prime minister by the court and the takeover of the position by his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif could hand more power to the country’s military establishment,” wrote the Wall Street Journal newspaper. “Shahbaz Sharif has a history of being less…

Intruder arrested after breaching White House grounds: US media

WASHINGTON: An intruder with a backpack was arrested after breaching the White House grounds while US President Donald Trump was there, US media said Saturday. After scaling a fence, the suspect was arrested by the US Secret Service after the late Friday incident in the nation's capital, according to the Washington Post. The paper said authorities did not find dangerous materials inside the backpack following a screening. The grounds of the presidential complex were also deemed safe. Read More: Flynn resigns as…

At least five dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

MIAMI: A shooter wearing a Star Wars T-shirt opened fire at the baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing at least five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses said. Five people died and eight more were wounded in the incident, the local sheriff's office said. SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE VIDEO The shooter, who said nothing, appeared to be a man in his 20s wearing a Star Wars T-shirt who was shot by police as he attempted to reload, MSNBC reported,…

‘Absolutely false,’ Trump says defiantly after women’s groping allegations

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump savaged US media on Thursday for reporting "outright lies" that he groped and forcibly kissed women, as First Lady Michelle Obama blasted the Republican nominee in a powerful tirade. Just 26 days before the American electorate chooses a successor to her husband on November 8, a visibly angry first lady delivered a fiery takedown of the real estate mogul and his "disgraceful" behaviour. "Now is the time for all of us to stand up and say, enough is enough," Obama told a rally for Democratic nominee…