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Milwaukee sheriff requests National Guard help Milwaukee sheriff requests National Guard help
- August 15, 2016

By Sunday afternoon, Republican Gov. Scott Walker, at the request of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke , activated the state's national guard to support local law enforcement in case of further unrest. Neither the race nor identity of the man shot has been released and the state is investigating the incident. Spokeswoman Jen Friedman said Obama was updated Sunday by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. (more...)
Simone Manuel's gold medal is not just for her
- August 14, 2016

Kristin Armstrong - Women's Cycling Time Trial - Though the roads of Rio were slick with rainwater, Armstrong prevailed in the "Race of Truth" to become the oldest American woman to win an individual gold medal with a victory a day prior to her 43rd birthday. (more...)
Tyga has paid his former landlord to avoid arrest
- August 14, 2016

Could Tyga's financial problems stem from his being too generous when it comes to Kylie that he gave her a brand new Mercedes Maybach as an early birthday gift from the rapper. "So basically, we want that money back!" In the snap, Jenner poses in a mirror (using her new Kylie Kimoji case, no less, which was available for a limited time for her birthday) to show off some of the products on her bathroom sink. (more...)
Jessica Alba introduces victims of gun violence at award show
- August 14, 2016

His most recent hit song, " Can't Stop The Feeling ", is now at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. In his acceptance speech, the Can't Stop the Feeling singer said he's blessed to be raised by parents and family who taught him "big lessons". (more...)
Trump Calls To Stake Out Polling Places Trump Calls To Stake Out Polling Places
- August 14, 2016

According to the Hill , supporters who volunteer to be a "Trump Election Observer" are required to fill out a short form which then re-directs users to a donations page . Donald Trump not only isn't backing down from his insistence that the only way he can lose the election in November is if the Clinton campaign cheats, he's doubling down, and even trying to deputize his supporters to monitor the election through that lens. (more...)
Governor Edwards Addresses Severe Weather and Flooding
- August 14, 2016

The historic Louisiana flooding has Gov. John Bel Edwards urging residents to stay off the roads, unlike this man seen driving through Reserve, La., after Hurricane Isaac in 2012. "If we get much more rain, we're going to have quite a few homes flooded", said Edwards, brother of Louisiana's governor, in a phone interview. In addition to Louisiana, southern MS also bore the brunt of the drenching rains of the last 12 hours. (more...)
Large police presence at Crabtree Valley Mall as roads are closed Large police presence at Crabtree Valley Mall as roads are closed
- August 14, 2016

Our crew at the scene said police announced the the crowd shortly after 4:30 p.m. that no one had been shot in the mall. Police in Raleigh, N.C. put a mall on lockdown Saturday after witnesses reported gunfire in the building. She said they heard "something pop" and then "pandemonium broke out". Riggleman said they were inside the video game store for about a half-hour. Video footage posted on social media showed dozens of shoppers rushing toward an exit. (more...)
Criminal Minds' Thomas Gibson Suspended After Altercation
- August 13, 2016

Gibson was initially facing a two-episode suspension following the incident in which he kicked a member of the writing team, but the actor has now been dismissed from the series after 11 seasons. None of them wanted to speak up, given that he is the show's main character. Filming for the series is thought to have been underway when Gibson's firing took place. (more...)
Flash flood watch issued for Alabama Gulf coast Flash flood watch issued for Alabama Gulf coast
- August 13, 2016

He also says that flooding downstream in Ascension Parish is a threat, as those swollen rivers will be slow to drain into Lake Maurepas. As it stood Friday, more than 5,000 people in Louisiana alone had lost power and at least five school districts had called off classes. (more...)
Margot Robbie Really Wants To Do a Harley Quinn & Joker Movie
- August 13, 2016

That's the setup for this humorless, comic-book, action-adventure. No, they have them fight another bad guy in the form of the Enchantress (Cara Delevigne). His quiet demeanor and painful past make him a compelling character among a cast of criminals, and he's played perfectly by Hernandez. Flag also is helped on the mission by Katana, played by Karen Fukuhara. (more...)
Amber Heard's deposition delayed by a day Amber Heard's deposition delayed by a day
- August 13, 2016

Depp's attorney, Laura Wasser , claimed that Heard did not testify under oath on Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) when she arrived for her 10 a.m. hearing at 11:50 a.m. Heard's lawyers, Samantha Spector and Joseph Koenig , wrote in a filing, dated August 11, that Depp reneged on a settlement agreement. "At all times, Amber has been ready to go forward with her deposition and is prepared to do so". (more...)
Margot Robbie is pushing for a Harley Quinn spin-off
- August 12, 2016

DC really needed to avoid these issues in "Suicide Squad', which they did, but only for about 30 minutes". Method Actor Jared Leto has more screen time as the Joker in a garbage Rick Ross video than in Suicide Squad . Non [sic] of these scenes were in the movie. In between moments of unearned pathos, shoe-horned humor, overused musical cues, and the same action beats we've been through a million times now, there are flashes of a good movie inside Suicide Squad . (more...)
Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine likes his poboys 'dressed' Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine likes his poboys 'dressed'
- August 12, 2016

The last prong of her plan is "putting families first", which translates to universal health care, expanded Social Security, guaranteed paid family leave, reining in prescription drug prices and affordable housing. He referred to Clinton as being listo , Spanish for "ready". "I want to fight for the community, not against the community", Kaine said . From start to finish, tremendous support was given. (more...)
Rio 2016: Five of Thursday's biggest events to watch at the Olympics
- August 12, 2016

Thiago Pereira could deliver the host country's first swimming medal of the games. Michael Phelps, left, celebrates winning a semifinal of the men's 200-meter individual medley ahead of second placed Ryan Lochte. A total of 27 different swimmers would have seen their Olympic standing increase had Phelps not raced in individual events. In an earlier tweet, he shared a photo of two-time Olympic gold medal victor Michael Jordan holding Ledecky as a toddler, with the caption, "Michael Jordan ... (more...)
Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Don't Want To Raise 'A**hole' Kids Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Don't Want To Raise 'A**hole' Kids
- August 12, 2016

It's not as though she and Kutcher are going to get little Wyatt set up on job interviews so she can pull her weight by preschool. The actress, who was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to Los Angeles in grade school, described herself and 38-year-old Kutcher as "self-made". (more...)
Britney Spears set for Carpool Karaoke Britney Spears set for Carpool Karaoke
- August 11, 2016

I Did It Again and her collaboration Scream & Shout with will.i.am, there's plenty for her and Corden to pick form. The "Make Me" singer, 34, is set to revisit some of her biggest hits from her 18-year career when she appears on the Thursday, August 25, episode of The Late Late Show . (more...)
Britain's Joe Clarke strikes gold in K1 slalom canoeing Britain's Joe Clarke strikes gold in K1 slalom canoeing
- August 11, 2016

Both Kauzer and Prskavec had been ranked higher in the International Canoe Federation standings, at fifth and 11th, respectively. "That's come today", Clarke said. In the final, Slovenia's Kauzer led with three canoeists remaining but his lead only lasted a few seconds when Clarke set the new mark. "It's enabled me to do what I did today". (more...)
What to watch at the Rio Games on Monday
- August 11, 2016

The "total audience delivery" figure is a statistic NBC hurriedly invented when it saw sharp declines in its traditional ratings for the first couple of nights of the Rio de Janeiro Games. World and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary is in the field. The U.S. posted a score of 184.897, more than eight points clear of silver medalist Russian Federation and almost nine more than bronze medalist China while winning its second straight Olympic title and third overall, a ... (more...)
Will Dak Prescott be the Dallas Cowboys backup Quarterback? Will Dak Prescott be the Dallas Cowboys backup Quarterback?
- August 11, 2016

The Dallas Cowboys are still in search for a backup quarterback after losing Kellen Moore to a broken fibula for at least three months. "As we go along and if we continue to see this kind of improvement and this kind of instinctive play, I can really get comfortable back there". (more...)
Family films span generations for Bryce Dallas Howard Family films span generations for Bryce Dallas Howard
- August 11, 2016

Disney's Pete's Dragon flies into theaters on August 12th, but kids can access the story early through a junior novelization. Fleeing the wreckage, he finds a dragon which he names "Elliot", after a dog in his children's book. Film criticism is a wonderful resource for people who love movies and want to know which ones deserve their attention. In fact, this time around Elliot seems less like a gargantuan lizard and more like just a very large, extra-sloppy Newfoundland. (more...)
Perseid meteor shower: when and how to watch it in London
- August 11, 2016

The Perseids pop up every year, peaking around August 11-13, because that's when Earth passes through a stream of cosmic grit left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Most years, Earth might graze the edge of Swift-Tuttle's debris stream, where there's less activity. Allow yourself 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark sky. (more...)
Nike and Chance The Rapper Honor USA Basketball Teams In Short Film Nike and Chance The Rapper Honor USA Basketball Teams In Short Film
- August 11, 2016

Chance's smooth voice glides over a melodic piano tune in the song. "We need heroes in our story / we need highlights for a night light, we need glory for a while." " People, people, we the people would like you to know that wherever you're going we're right by your side ", sings Chance in the Hiro Murai-directed visual. (more...)
Milestones from the Rio Olympics Milestones from the Rio Olympics
- August 11, 2016

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Serena Williams was knocked out of the 2016 Olympics on Wednsday when she lost in straight sets to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina . The USA team, which consisted of Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas, Ryan Lochte, and Phelps, dominated the race and finished three seconds ahead of Great Britain with a timing of 7:00.66-just two seconds behind the world record. (more...)
Bad Weather Delays Tracy Eisser's Olympic Medal Race To Thursday Bad Weather Delays Tracy Eisser's Olympic Medal Race To Thursday
- August 11, 2016

They were also to race in men's and women's eights repechages, along with the men's quad B final. Organisers and team managers were meeting to discuss a revised schedule for Thursday (Friday NZT). "For those who know FISA events, this is a small regatta, we have plenty of time up until Saturday noontime, even Sunday noontime, to get in racing". (more...)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho critical of title rivals once again Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho critical of title rivals once again
- August 11, 2016

And Mourinho said: "I know the discussion, I understand that, sometimes in football, things happen and the club breaks the record, but this is only possible at clubs like Man United". Pogba arrived at Manchester United's training ground on Monday to have his medical exam, before the team confirmed the deal just after midnight on Tuesday. (more...)