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White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown
- April 29, 2017

Past history shows the media will nearly certainly blame the Republicans - and specifically President Trump - for the impasse, even though in this case, it is the Democrats who are setting impossible conditions for their vote. He did this to try to put pressure on GOP negotiators to cut a deal, according to a Democratic leadership aide. "Talks on government funding legislation have continued throughout the week on a bipartisan, bicameral basis", said McConnell, R-Ky. (more...)
Sonoita community comes together to help during Sawmill Fire Sonoita community comes together to help during Sawmill Fire
- April 28, 2017

Officials said the firefighter effort was to be upgraded late Tuesday, with the scheduled replacement of a Type 3 management with a high-level Type 2 team. "On Tuesday at 6: p.m., Jeff Andrews' Type II Incident Management Team assumed command of the Sawmill Fire". He said he wouldn't be surprised to learn the fire had reached more than 30,000 acres. (more...)
Trump's 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out
- April 28, 2017

During a White House meeting with CEOs on April 11, Trump claimed his administration had already created over 600,000 jobs . The White House release also touts Trump's work to roll back Obama-era regulations - including a number of environmental protections that were meant to ensure future generations inherit a habitable planet - and, finally, the 28 bills he's signed during his first 100 days . (more...)
Latest Aircraft Carrier Built Domestically, Anti-Aircraft Missiles Bought From Russia Latest Aircraft Carrier Built Domestically, Anti-Aircraft Missiles Bought From Russia
- April 28, 2017

While Liaoning took nearly 15 years to be commissioned, the construction for the latest aircraft carrier began only in 2015. Xinhua added that putting the carrier into water "marks progress in China's efforts to design and build a domestic aircraft carrier". (more...)
'Miracle' star Michael Mantenuto found dead at 35 'Miracle' star Michael Mantenuto found dead at 35
- April 28, 2017

Michael Mantenuto starred in the 2004 film Miracle, a Disney movie about the champion US Olympic hockey team that defied the odds in the 1980s to beat the Soviet Union. He played for Holliston High and played junior hockey for the Walpole Junior Stars. Mantenuto played star defensemen, Jack O'Callahan. It was his hockey skills that helped him land the plum role in Miracle . (more...)
Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case Prominent firm to defend 'Bachelor' star in Iowa crash case
- April 28, 2017

Soules, before law enforcement was even present from the scene, took off", state lawyer Jenna Zaputil said. Soules did the same thing back in 2002, only he didn't kill anyone in the process. "Yeah, he's got a pulse". I'm gonna stay on the line with you. The operator then told Soules that law enforcement and medical were on their way to the scene. (more...)
Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff to reunite Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff to reunite
- April 28, 2017

Will made the announcement on his official Facebook page yesterday. In the post, he wrote, "First two shows are locked". The first reunion concert will be at the Summerblast Festival in Croatia on August 26 . Shake the Room and appear in 1990s sitcom the Fresh Prince of Bel Air . The duo last released music together in 1998, after which Smith focused on pursuing a solo music and acting career. (more...)
'Cars 3' Looks Like a Return to Form for the Pixar Franchise 'Cars 3' Looks Like a Return to Form for the Pixar Franchise
- April 27, 2017

It might be hard to call the Cars franchise a mistake altogether, but it certainly isn't the most popular among the Pixar faithful. In the first full trailer for the third wheel in the trilogy - wait, that doesn't make sense - Owen Wilson is back as Lightning McQueen, and he's ready to win one last race with the help of some new friends. (more...)
Rob Kardashian Explains Why He Can't Let Go of Blac Chyna Rob Kardashian Explains Why He Can't Let Go of Blac Chyna
- April 27, 2017

Meanwhile, Kim believes that Rob has been holding onto his show in hopes of saving his struggling relationship with Blac Chyna , saying, "I think my brother is trying to hold onto his show because it's his way of holding onto Chyna , his way to make Chyna happy, and it's trying to please someone else". (more...)
UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date
- April 27, 2017

The event caused concerns of violence at the university, after rioters smashed windows, set fires and shut down an appearance by former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos in February. The organization says it will continue with suing the school over its efforts reschedule Coulter's appearance. The school proposed a different date and time for her to come but the conservative group rejected the new date as it fell during the study week at the end of the term before finals. (more...)
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
- April 27, 2017

New York-born Demme won a directing Oscar for the 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs , which also won Oscars for best picture and for its stars Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster . " The Silence of the Lambs ", however, was an outlier in his filmography, which was scattered across comedy, drama and music. A lucky break as a film publicist for B-movie producer Roger Corman led Demme to directing a number of small budget films and TV episodes before his 1980 breakthrough film "Melvin and ... (more...)
Halep and Cornet become latest players to criticize Sharapova's wild-card entry Halep and Cornet become latest players to criticize Sharapova's wild-card entry
- April 26, 2017

Debate rages about the Russian's crime and punishment. Sharapova returns to the court at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Wednesday, the first day when she is eligible to play again following a suspension the 30-year-old was given after testing positive for cardiac drug meldonium last January. (more...)
Fast And Furious Takes Over Star Wars For Largest Ever Movie Launch Fast And Furious Takes Over Star Wars For Largest Ever Movie Launch
- April 26, 2017

However, the movie went above-and-beyond for fans internationally pulling in $432.2 million which leaves the film at a projected total of $532.5 million. What an incredible opening weekend for The Fate of the Furious! The F. Gary Gray-directed The Fate of the Furious stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez , Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. (more...)
Hundreds turnout for annual Easter egg hunt Hundreds turnout for annual Easter egg hunt
- April 26, 2017

In Wamac , Mayor Butch Mathis is coordinating the Easter Egg hunt for the 8th year at the Wamac Park at one Sunday afternoon. The event coordinators divided the kids into three different age groups, which had their own scheduled egg drops, according to the event's website . (more...)
Former NY police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe Former NY police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe
- April 26, 2017

At a news conference, NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill said he was "absolutely appalled" at what happened and promised that changes have been made to prevent a recurrence. And Valastro, 58, who retired from the NYPD in 1999, owns the Valastro International Tactical Academy gun store in Queens. Chambers was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and one count of bribery. (more...)
Frozen 2 And The Lion King Will Bow In 2019
- April 26, 2017

But regardless, parents should expect to just hide their wallets for the next few years, since Disney plans on releasing this just a few months before the next Star Wars in 2019. "Now that we've been involved in it for awhile, what's exciting is it feels like it builds on the first movie", he said. HollywoodLifers , which Disney movie are you looking forward to the most? Granted, it was aimed at the younger audience, but I fear they will approach Frozen 2 in the same vein. (more...)
New York City Plans to Expand Preschool to 3-Year-Olds New York City Plans to Expand Preschool to 3-Year-Olds
- April 26, 2017

But the program will cost much more than that - more than $1 billion - and de Blasio says he expects the state and federal governments to help with funding. De Blasio, a Democrat seeking re-election this year, acknowledged the pre-K expansion effort will "not be easy" - the city will need to find more classroom space, something it struggled with during the initial pre-K rollout, and will need to hire more teachers. (more...)
Erin Moran likely died of cancer complications, officials say Erin Moran likely died of cancer complications, officials say
- April 25, 2017

No illegal narcotics were found at the house, the sheriff's department said. She later recounted pressure from the show's producers to lose weight and dress more revealingly during her teenage years. Scott and Moran, 56, played Happy Days' young lovers Joanie Cunningham and Chachi Arcola. Erin Moran reportedly died of stage 4 cancer. She had been found shortly after 4 p.m. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar Is Coming to Phoenix Kendrick Lamar Is Coming to Phoenix
- April 25, 2017

Kendrick Lamar announced a North American summer tour Monday to promote his new album DAMN. Kendrick Lamar will kick off his upcoming tour this July in Arizona. "This is your best one to me, no bulls***", she added including the "100%" emoji, which she used several times in the text. "DAMN" is an introspective work of hip-hop storytelling that features Rihanna and U2. (more...)
Trump doesn't call killing of Armenians a genocide Trump doesn't call killing of Armenians a genocide
- April 25, 2017

More than 200,000 people of Armenian descent live in Los Angeles County, making Southern California home to the largest Armenian community outside of Armenia. The story begins in 1915 in an office in the Turkish city of Erzurum, when a high-level official of the Ottoman Empire punched out a telegram in secret code to a colleague in the field, asking for details about the deportations and killings of Armenians in eastern Anatolia, the easternmost part of contemporary Turkey. (more...)
Latest Lawsuit Alleges Black Fox Employees Forced to Arm Wrestle for Entertainment Latest Lawsuit Alleges Black Fox Employees Forced to Arm Wrestle for Entertainment
- April 25, 2017

Slater was sacked from the network last month, and the network issued a statement saying that they "took the appropriate action in investigating and firing Ms. Though Slater is the primary offending party in the suit, the legal action extends to other Fox News employees, including accounting director Tammy Efinger . (more...)
'Grossly Inappropriate': CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota Reveals Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her 'Grossly Inappropriate': CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota Reveals Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her
- April 25, 2017

That lawsuit, which was filed a month after Ailes resigned in disgrace, also alleged that Tantaros was the subject of unwanted advances from Bill O'Reilly, the popular host who was let go by Fox News last week following revelations of settlements paid to women who accused him of inappropriate behavior. (more...)
Drinking a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is like eating 6 Krispy Kreme doughnuts
- April 24, 2017

But this unusual new addition to the frappuccino family isn't here to stay, as it is only going to be available between April 19 and April 23. This goes to show that the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is basically a swoosh of ice, milk, and a mango base, loaded with lots of food color and sugar. (more...)
Judge blocks sound engineer's release of Prince EP
- April 24, 2017

RMA ( Rogue Music Alliance ) announced the undiscovered six song EP on Tuesday (April 18th) which was set for release on Friday, April 21st digitally - the one year anniversary of his passing - and June 2nd physically. "Therefore the " Deliverance " single will continue to be sold". "The court order has not enjoined the released single " Deliverance ". "I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many", Boxill said in a press release published Tuesday by ... (more...)
Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight
- April 24, 2017

In using race to configure House districts, the judges said, Texas Republicans "turned the Voting Rights Act on its head". (The Court's decisions also effectively allowed the Texas redistricting and voter ID laws , which had all been tied up in court, to go into effect.) But the Court allowed for the possibility that states could be placed back under federal oversight if contemporary discrimination was found . (more...)