Bangladeshi LGBT editor hacked to death was a U.S. Embassy worker. Xulhaz Mannan, 35, was killed by five to six assailants who charged into his apartment when they pretended to be couriers. He is the editor of Rupban, the first magazine for the LGBT community in Bangladesh.
According to a report from Reuters, he was also a gay rights activist who worked for the U.S. embassy. Following his death, State Department spokesman John Kirby called Mannan’s murder a “barbaric attack.” Moreover, Kirby also said Mannan was “a beloved member of our embassy family and a courageous advocate for LGBTI rights – human rights, actually.”
U.S. to send more special forces to Syria to fight ISIS. According to the Department of Defense, as much as 250 additional U.S. personnel are deployed to Syria including special operators to join the fight against the Islamic State. Previously, the 50 special operators who were already deployed have “improved the picture of the battlefield and made important connections with local, capable forces,” according to Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
Tom Brady to get suspended for four games after all due to ‘deflategate’ scandal. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been required to serve a four-game suspension in connection with his alleged involvement in the “deflategate” scandal, according to a copy of the federal court ruling released by ESPN.
On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell “properly exercised his broad discretion to resolve an intramural controversy between the League and a player.” Following this, Brady is said to be looking into his legal options as he is unwilling to accept his suspension.
Get ready for National Pretzel Day! April 26 is National Pretzel Day, and you will be able to get some for free. Be sure to download the My Pretzel Perks app from Auntie Anne’s by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 25 to receive a free Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel From April 26 to May 1.
Meanwhile, you also get a free Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich when you buy one at Hardees and Carl’s Jr. At the same time, be one of the first 100 guests at the Philly Pretzel Factory, and you will get a free pretzel every day all throughout the month of May.
Try out Starbucks’ new emojis keyboard. Starbucks has launched a bunch of emojis to make messaging and emailing more fun this summer. Just download the Starbucks Keyboard app from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store to get started.
Megyn Kelly to do a sit down interview with Donald Trump. After a private meeting with the leading GOP presidential candidate earlier this month, the host of “The Kelly File” is scheduled to interview Trump for a prime time broadcast special that will air on Fox on May 17.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Fox News said that the much-anticipated interview “will explore how events unfolded with Trump after the August debate as one of the most prominent voices covering the 2016 presidential campaign of the frontrunner.”