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Jury recommends 2 ½ years for convicted officer Jury recommends 2 ½ years for convicted officer
- August 06, 2016

But as communities across the country increasingly demand accountability for police officers involved in fatal shootings, citizens are beginning to play a pivotal role in bringing officers to justice. Rankin had been involved in an all too similar incident when he shot and killed another unarmed suspect four years earlier in Portsmouth. The Virginia trial coincides with a nationwide controversy simmering over the use of deadly force by police against African-Americans. (more...)
21st Century Fox earnings jump to $567 mn
- August 05, 2016

Domestic affiliate revenue increased 6% reflecting pricing increases at FX Networks, FS1 and Fox News Channel. Film studio profit fell as the division absorbed release costs for movies including "Independence Day" and "X-Men", two expensive summer sequels that struggled at the box office. (more...)
Froome drinks beer _ not Champagne _ in final stage of Tour Froome drinks beer _ not Champagne _ in final stage of Tour
- August 05, 2016

To celebrate the Tour, the Sidi Shot was tinted in yellow to better match Chris Froome's leader jersey". Given the recent terror attack in Nice which killed 89 people, Froome also reserved kind words for the French people and the possibility of sport to bring people together. (more...)
Is Olivia Munn the reason for Rodgers brothers' feud? Is Olivia Munn the reason for Rodgers brothers' feud?
- August 05, 2016

On Monday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live , Kimmel showed a clip from The Bachelorette that revealed that Jordan Rodgers had actually written JoJo love letters prior to proposing to her. "The family says Aaron stopped talking to them", said an insider. On the heels of his engagement to JoJo Flecther on The Bachelorette , Jordan Rodgers confirmed what has been previously reported about the former NFL-pro's new job. (more...)
Foiled Coup Has Cost Turkey £76bn - Minister Foiled Coup Has Cost Turkey £76bn - Minister
- August 05, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday accused the West of supporting "terror" and the coup plotters who tried to unseat him, in his toughest attack on Ankara's Western allies since the July 15 attempted putsch. Reportedly , some 18,000 people have been detained in the post-coup crackdown. The minister said that Gulen could not go overseas without a United States permit. (more...)
Chris Sale doesn't regret protesting wearing White Sox retro uniform
- August 04, 2016

The suspension cost Sale $250,000 of his $9.15 million salary. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Me, it doesn't bother me, but for him, obviously it does. "We've reached out to other teams and they're going to do the same thing". It follows a clubhouse incident that occurred before Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers . (more...)
Ailes is out as Fox News head, Murdoch named acting chief
- August 04, 2016

The announcement comes in the wake of devastating sexual harassment allegations against him, spearheaded in a lawsuit by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson . To lead a flourishing news channel, and to build Fox Business, Roger has defied the odds. Winning over the younger demographics that are most appealing to advertisers could require some significant changes in its programming and talent. (more...)
Council of Europe head visits Turkey in wake of failed coup
- August 04, 2016

Erdogan insisted that Turkey had a policy of "zero tolerance toward torture" and accused the London-based rights advocacy group of ignoring violence committed by the coup plotters during the July 15 attempt. The supporters of Gulen movement do not accept other Muslims and believe that the movement's leader is without a sin, said Kurtulmus. "You will be supporting Erdogan". (more...)
Yanks deal Beltran to Rangers for former 1st-round pick
- August 03, 2016

A year ago, the New York Mets were close to getting Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds before acquiring Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers. The Rangers weren't able to add a starting pitcher, but they brought in Carlos Beltran and Jonothan Lucroy. (more...)
Go Team! Facebook Introduces Olympic Filters for Your Profile Picture Go Team! Facebook Introduces Olympic Filters for Your Profile Picture
- August 03, 2016

With its stunning peaks, beaches and city skyline, Rio de Janiero should provide the ideal setting for Olympic sailing. On Monday, the findings of a 16-month AP survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues showed a high levels of viruses and led biomedical expert Valerie Harwood to warn: "Don't put your head under the water". (more...)
Stephen Colbert Doesn't Own 'Stephen Colbert,' According to Comedy Central
- August 03, 2016

The "Colbert" character was essentially created on Comedy Central's dime and lawyers for both Viacom and CBS have agreed that the character is not owned by Colbert or CBS and he can not use it on his new show on CBS . Last year, Colbert retired the character after taking over for David Letterman on CBS . For the last two weeks, Colbert was focused nearly entirely on the most important thing going on in the country and the culture, and his interest and energy showed. (more...)
Trump moves from 'Crooked Hillary' to 'the devil' on stump Trump moves from 'Crooked Hillary' to 'the devil' on stump
- August 03, 2016

But his latest comments could hurt Trump's general election campaign as his supporters might decide not to turn out to vote if the election is already " rigged " against their candidate. "My advice to Donald Trump has been and will continue to be to focus on jobs and national security and stop responding to every criticism whether it's from a grieving family or Hillary Clinton ", Blunt said in a statement. (more...)
Calvin Klein names Raf Simons as new chief creative officer Calvin Klein names Raf Simons as new chief creative officer
- August 03, 2016

The 48-year-old Belgian designer who once helmed the creative chair of Dior, Jil Sander and a host of other collaborations including his own eponymous label has been speculated for the role for nearly a year now. Simons will oversee all aspects of Design, Global Marketing and Communications, and Visual Creative Services. Vogue immediately welcomed the new appointment, hailing Simons as one of the "most central and celebrated figures" in fashion for the last 20 years. (more...)
Longtime Bush loyalist Sally Bradshaw exits the Republican Party over Donald Trump Longtime Bush loyalist Sally Bradshaw exits the Republican Party over Donald Trump
- August 02, 2016

Bradshaw helped steer Bush's presidential campaign, which spent about $150 million before fizzling without winning a single state. Bradshaw said Republican nominee Donald Trump must not be elected president. "I have worked hard to make our party a place where all would feel welcome". "If the race in Florida is close, I will vote Hillary Clinton ", she told CNN . (more...)
Gawker founder Nick Denton has filed for personal bankruptcy Gawker founder Nick Denton has filed for personal bankruptcy
- August 02, 2016

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, an early backer and board member of Facebook, helped fund Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker and Denton. Gawker Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June, also seeking to sidestep a shutdown over the jury's verdict. (more...)
Kylie Jenner Gets ANOTHER Puppy As An Early Birthday Present Kylie Jenner Gets ANOTHER Puppy As An Early Birthday Present
- August 02, 2016

In May the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star revealed another new addition to her collection, sharing a Snapchat video of her new cherry red Rolls-Royce Wraith. and Tyga also showed up, but the birthday girl could not be upstaged. We can't wait to see what Tyga will get her. Kylie , meanwhile, appears to have had a grand time partying with family and a few famous friends at The Nice Guy in Los Angeles over the weekend. (more...)
Facebook beats earning expectations, now has 1.7 billion monthly users
- August 01, 2016

Today the social network reported its second quarter earnings, saying that monthly active users hit 1.71 billion during the quarter. NEW YORK - Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in almost seven years. (more...)
Fox News needs to stop presenting its female journalists as 'eye candy'
- August 01, 2016

She said she chose women Ailes would be attracted to. More than a week after the former Fox News Channel CEO stepped down, women continue to come forward with allegations against him. "I was programmed,".Even today, she said, "sometimes the Stockholm syndrome with Roger slips back, and I am still a little girl trying to impress Daddy Roger." At Fox , "the hotel meetings resumed" and she moved up the ranks. (more...)
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch in a spectacular new trailer for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'
- August 01, 2016

Personally? I'm still not much convinced by much of this, but I'd like to hear your comments on the new trailer. San Diego's Comic-Con is a colourful mix of dedicated comic fans and a treasure trove of upcoming film trailers and new projects in the works. (more...)
RideLondon-Surrey: Air ambulance called to cycle race RideLondon-Surrey: Air ambulance called to cycle race
- August 01, 2016

Air ambulances carried away two of Sunday's participants in the RideLondon-Surrey 100, which is part of a three-day cycling festival organized annually following London's hosting of the 2012 Olympics. The event has attracted many cycle enthusiasts of all types for the race aboard the commuter folding bicycle. Tour de France victor Chris Froome was among the professional cyclists to be held up by the incidents wich created a backlog of riders, according to organisers. (more...)
Chelsea Clinton will testify to her mother's credentials
- August 01, 2016

Katie White, 18, of San Antonio, Texas, said she was looking forward to the speech: "I think Ivanka did a lot to help Donald Trump ". She hopes that by becoming president, she can smash the metaphorical "glass ceiling" that acts as a barrier for women to advance in any given profession. (more...)
No Confidence From Obama: Trump Could Win No Confidence From Obama: Trump Could Win
- August 01, 2016

Barack Obama has long insisted that Donald Trump will be defeated in November. In that regard, Trump's speech, following daughter Ivanka's world-of-fantasy tribute to him, was the appropriate conclusion to a four-day spectacle that can best be described as a gift that will keep on giving: most immediately, to the Clinton campaign; and to political satirists and professional and amateur comedians; and finally, to scholars and authors who will be mining its weird doings for material for ... (more...)
New Sandy Hook school opens almost 4 years after massacre
- August 01, 2016

Past and new Sandy Hook students will return to a building with an elevated ground floor, making it hard to see inside. Almost 400 students have enrolled at the school, which will teach students from preschool through fourth grade when it opens at the end of next month, the Wall Street Journal reports. (more...)
President Obama to hail Hillary Clinton at DNC tonight
- August 01, 2016

Where Trump continued his habit of offering big promises and few specifics, Clinton talked about how she has sweated the details on everything from comprehensive immigration reform to how to make college tuition-free for the middle class. (more...)
Introducing Stephen Colbert's identical twin cousin... Stephen Colbert
- August 01, 2016

He introduced a new character named Stephen Colbert , who is the identical cousin of the character from Comedy Central . I think he's gonna fit in on this show pretty well. Colbert then showed Cartoon Hillary some pre-recorded questions from RNC attendees, with one asking about the emails Clinton deleted from her private server before the FBI investigation. (more...)