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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast When "The Greatest Royal Rumble" wrestling event kicked off in Jeddah's King Abdullah International Stadium last April, it marked a new decade-long deal between World Wrestling Entertainment and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Some 50,000 people came to watch, with national anthems played for both Saudi Arabia and the United States. WWE promoted the event for weeks on its popular weekly programming, widely distributed throughout the world, and the Saudi government requested the appearance of Saudi officials' favorite wrestlers. The event was capped with what was billed as the first-ever 50-man... [Read More]
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The biotech Spark Therapeutics needed a way to measure improvements to a patient's quality of life when testing a new treatment for a rare eye disorder. So Spark created a maze-like course, which included simulated obstacles like holes and grass, for use in key research. We spoke with Dan Chung, the clinical ophthalmic lead at Spark, about the company's efforts to do that in a rigorous and standardized way. Spark's treatment was approved in the US in late 2017. The one-time therapy is called Luxturna and has a list price of $850,000. And Spark agreed to be acquired by... [Read More]
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Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford, opened up about being diagnosed with a brain tumor and her recovery from a 12-hour surgery. [Read More]
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As recovery teams make their way into the hardest hit islands in the Bahamas, the death toll from Hurricane Dorian's strike has risen to 20.        ... [Read More]
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Thursday morning brought the first signs of the storm to this popular tourist town, including some morning tornado sightings        ... [Read More]
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Looking for a ghoulishly, good time this Halloween? Find haunted houses, Halloween parties and more that are Adults-only in the Coastal Bend.        ... [Read More]
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to kick off what is in effect an election campaign casting parliament as the enemy of Brexit was overshadowed on Thursday when his younger brother quit the government, citing the national interest. [Read More]
The iPhone 11 may look a lot like the iPhone XS and X. [Read More]
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More than 500 people were injured by stingrays as they tried to soak up the last bits of summer on Southern California beaches. [Read More]
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Hours after his bizarre rap performance near Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, a man who had cut his electronic monitoring device off his leg was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. Police later found a rap video with more incriminating evidence. [Read More]
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A truck carrying hundreds of live chickens crashed and erupted into a fireball early Thursday, shutting down westbound at San Pablo Dam Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. [Read More]
Gold trades lower Thursday, finding its haven appeal dulled after the U.S. and China agreed to another round of trade talks next month. [Read More]
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The family of Lexius Saint Martin, a Waterville husband and father who was deported to Haiti in 2018, rejoices at being one step closer to bringing him home. [Read More]
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"From what I know 100 grams is cool, right? Or am I wrong?" the caller said.        ... [Read More]
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Traffic was being diverted from Northeast Fourth Street Thursday morning after a fatal train crash. [Read More]
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As Hurricane Dorian chugged along off South Carolina's coast on Thursday morning, its effects were felt on cities like Myrtle Beach.        ... [Read More]
The investigation is ongoing, but police said there is no danger to the public. [Read More]
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Johnson started the photo opportunity by saying that he wanted to discuss the two-state solution, while Netanyahu singled out Iran as the main subject of the meeting. [Read More]
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The first group of parents who have pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal, led by actress Felicity Huffman, will be sentenced this month. [Read More]
Wesley Mathews, who was convicted earlier this summer in connection to the 2017 death of his adopted daughter Sherin Mathews, 3, is expected to learn Thursday whether he will get a new trial... [Read More]
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