Monday, August 19, 2019

News

NYPD union chief: Commissioner ‘cringing in fear’ by firing officer in Eric Garner death

Eric Garner's cry of "I can't breathe" became a battle cry for the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality. USA TODAY NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill's decision to fire the officer who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold moments before his death…

New California law tightens rules for police use of force to only when ‘necessary’

Eric Garner's cry of "I can't breathe" became a battle cry for the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality. USA TODAY California has adopted one of the nations strictest laws regulating police use of force, hoping it will deter shootings by la…

MLB lifers decry the state of the modern baseball: ‘Unwatchable’

USA TODAY Sports' Gabe Lacques breaks down how MLB is trying computer generated strike zones in the Atlantic League. USA TODAY PHOENIX — The game is still played with the pitchers’ mound 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate, the bases 90 feet apart, three out…

Joe Biden Promised Obama ‘Would Never Have to Worry’ About Former VP Running for President

Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden once promised that Barack Obama "would never have to worry" about him running for the White House, according to a report from The New York Times. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama had gon…

China May Win Fight ‘Before America Can Respond’ in Pacific, Report Says

The United States' military posture in the Indo-Pacific region has eroded due to political infighting, costly engagements elsewhere and other debilitating factors, giving a rapidly-rising China the upper hand in the event of a conflict, according to a new rep…

Twitter and Facebook say China-linked accounts sought to fuel political discord in Hong Kong

Facebook and Twitter said Monday that they had removed a sweeping network of troll accounts linked to China that aimed to fuel political discord in Hong Kong, where protesters have taken to the streets in the past several months. Twitter said it pulled down …

Airline crew allegedly refused to accommodate traveler with autism. Now, they’ve been grounded.

A man says crew members on a SkyWest Airlines flight refused to allow his brother with autism to sit near a family member Friday and walked off the plane, forcing all 75 passengers to deplane and board another flight three hours later. Now, the crew, includi…

Texas school staffers colored in black teen’s haircut with a sharpie, lawsuit claims

Staffers at a Texas junior high school colored in a black teen's fade haircut with a jet-black Sharpie to discipline him for violating the school dress code, according to a lawsuit filed by his parents. Dante Trice and Angela Washington filed their complaint…

Woman is fighting for her life and three others are injured after car drives into a line of tents

A woman is fighting for her life after a 'drink driver' ploughed through tents at a country campsite. The car hit a string of tents at the beauty spot in Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Police say one woman has been left critically ill and terrified…

Charles Bronson’s ex-wife Paula Williamson is laid to rest

Family and friends of Charles Bronson's ex wife Paula Williamson arrived at her funeral today dressed in pink and carrying tins of cat food. The former Coronation Street actress is being laid to rest on what would have been her 39th birthday at St Saviour's …

Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters heckle and boo journalists at Brexit speech

Jeremy Corbyn's speech in Corby this morning has been viewed as an attempt to set the tone for Labour's campaign during a potential snap general election.  Here is the Labour leader's address in full:   'Its great to be back in Corby and Id like to thank al…

‘Not for sale’: Inside Greenland, the world’s largest island

Danish-influenced architecture dominates the village of Aasiaat in northern Greenland.Sorry, President Trump. Greenlands not for sale. The countrys government made that clear in a tweet Friday, following reports that Trump had looked into the possibility of …

Target launches private food label Good and Gather in grocery push

Target said Monday that it's launching a private food label next month in an attempt to boost grocery sales. The Minneapolis, Minnesota, mass retailer said 650 products under the brand "Good and Gather" will appear on store shelves starting Sept. 15. The sel…

Vital drugs for cancer patients in short supply in Iran because of U.S. sanctions

Iran is still holding onto a British oil tanker and is apparently trying to get around U.S. sanctions. In his first interview with an American television network, a top member of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard bluntly criticized U.S. actions. CBS News forei…

Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty

The Pentagon conducted a test of a land-based cruise missile on Sunday, the first such test since the U.S. pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty earlier this month. "On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, th…

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting the protests in Hong Kong. The company also says it will prohibit ads from state-backed media companies th…

When a Pennywise doll landed in woman’s backyard, she says she burned it and slept with a knife

Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) returns to terrify the adult members of the Losers' Club in the horror sequel 'It Chapter Two.' USA TODAY HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. They all float down here. Or at least they fall from the sky. Renee Jensen and her boyfriend were re…

‘We do’: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson marries longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson married his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian in Hawaii. The actor revealed the news on Instagram. USA TODAY Surprise! The Rock is a married man.  Dwayne Johnson revealed Monday morning on Instagram that he and longtime girlfrie…

Donald Trump Says Fox News is ‘Making a Big Mistake’ with 2020 Poll Results

President Donald Trump has been criticizing Fox News over a recent poll from the network that showed him in trouble against every top Democratic challenger in the 2020 race, including Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. "There's so…

French waiter shot dead for making sandwich too slowly, witnesses say

Policemen stand in front of the eatery where a waiter was shot dead by a customer allegedly angry at having to wait for a sandwich, in the eastern Paris suburb of Noisy-le-Grand on August 17, 2019.  (Photo: TIPHAINE LE LIBOUX, AFP/Getty Images) A waiter was…

Husband, 34, kidnapped love rival when he discovered wife was having an affair

Craig Dewar pictured arriving at Newport Crown Court today, where he was spared jail A jealous husband who kidnapped his wife's lover before threatening to cut his throat has today been ordered to complete a 'thinking skills' course.  Craig Dewar carjacked …

Herd of 20 horses gallops onto the M25 and brings traffic to a crawl before one is killed by a lorry

Disturbing footage shows a herd of 20 terrified horses galloping on the M25 near the Dartford Crossing, moments before one of them was hit and killed by an incoming lorry. The animals can be seen veering towards the central lane as they try to escape traffic…

Hollywood

Birds of Prey’s Action Will Be Punched Up by John Wick Director Chad Stahelski

While details about the plot of Warner Bros. upcoming Birds of Prey film featuring Margot Robbies Harley Quinn are still rather scarce, the latest bit of news about the films production suggests that the studios very interested in making sure that the movies …

‘The Hunt’ May Still Get a Release After All the Trump Drama

Last week, Universal Pictures decided to shelve the upcoming Blumhouse thriller, The Hunt, in the wake of the conservative uproar surrounding the film that is supposedly aboutwell, no one knows exactly, since no one has seen it. But here's what we do know: Ac…

Marcel the monkey from ‘Friends’ is set to be a TV star again

Marcel was always bound for great things. It's been a lot of years since we spent any time with Ross Geller's pet capuchin monkey on Friends she's actually a female named Katie with her own IMDb page. But that may change once Y: The Last Man, a Brian K. Vaug…

Here’s What to Know About the Mulan Boycott

The current political turmoil in Hong Kong has extended to an unlikely battleground: Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. On Thursday, an online protest emerged against the film after its star, Liu Yifei, expressed support for the Hong Kong police on social …

Her Story Creator’s Next Game, Telling Lies, Finally Gets a Release Date

Telling Lies, the follow-up video game from Her Story creator Sam Barlow, finally has a release date.The new investigative thriller starring live-action actors will be coming to the PC, Mac, and iOS App Store on August 23. This is the second live-action game …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest to dunk on Quentin Tarantino’s vision of his friend Bruce Lee

The discourse surrounding the portrayal of martial arts legend Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon A TimeIn Hollywoodcontinues apace today, with The Hollywood Reporter publishing a piece from Lees long-time friend, co-star, and student Kareem Abdul-Jabb…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Sloppy’ Depiction Of Bruce Lee

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has joined those speaking out against director Quentin Tarantinos divisive portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, writing Friday that seeing the film turn the martial arts icon into a punchline was disappointin…

‘Krypton’ Canceled at Syfy: Report

Syfy has canceled its Superman prequel series "Krypton," according to the Hollywood Reporter. "Krypton" will not move forward with a third season. THR cites flagging viewership numbers as the cancellation's cause, with "Krypton" season 2 drawing an average o…

Peter Fonda dead from lung cancer – Yahoo Entertainment

Peter Fonda, whose countercultural classic Easy Rider helped usher in the New Hollywood movement of the 1970s that paved the way for filmmakers from Martin Scorsese to Quentin Tarantino, has died after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer. Fonda, …

Ewan McGregor Reportedly In Talks To Return As Obi-Wan Kenobi

Maybe Ewan McGregor’s return to “Star Wars” is in the stars after all. The actor “is in talks” to revive his role as Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi for a Disney+ series, Deadline “confirmed.” Details are scant and Deadline didn’t identify its source, but the ou…

‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ 30-Cent Gas Promotion Briefly Shut Down – Hollywood Reporter

The police had to get involved on Thursday when a Marvelous Mrs. Maisel FYC promotion caused a traffic jam in Santa Monica. Santa Monica police arrived Thursday morning at a Chevron gas station where Amazon Studios was running a "Maisel Day" promotion that o…

Bruce Lee’s Daughter On Quentin Tarantino Controversy: He Can ‘Shut Up’

Shannon Lee has spoken.  The daughter of martial arts legend and iconic Asian American pioneer Bruce Lee responded to Quentin Tarantino’s defense of his controversial depiction of her father in his new movie “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” The director has …

‘AGT,’ ‘Bachelor in Paradise’: TV Ratings Tuesday, Aug. 13 – Hollywood Reporter

Bachelor in Paradise narrowed the demographic gap with America's Got Talent in Tuesday's ratings, but the NBC mainstay remained on top in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. AGT slipped a little with its first live performance show of the season, recording …

Jimmy Kimmel responds to Premier Ball’s official invite to Dildo, N.L. – CTV News

The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador has responded to late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmels endless ribbing over the past week by personally inviting him to his province. Last week, the comedian jokingly announced he was running for mayor of Dildo, N.L…

Everything to Know About the Canceled Movie The Hunt

Universal Studios has canceled the Sept. 27 release of The Hunt, a satirical thriller wherein wealthy Americans hunt “deplorables” for sport. The tongue-in-cheek film has an ensemble cast that includes Hilary Swank, Justin Hartley, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts…

Entertainment / Celebs

Kim Kardashian vs. Paris Hilton: Who Has the Highest Net Worth? – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

If you havent been keeping up, you might believe that Kim Kardashian got famous through her leaked sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, Ray J, or her world-famous reality show. But true fans know that she first gained attention through her friendship with Paris Hi…

Rihanna Fans Are Going Insane After She Registered a New Song – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

The Rihanna navy has been not-so-patiently waiting for the songstress to come out with new music. It’s been three years since she released “Anti” and fans have been getting restless. During her pause from music, she has started a thriving makeup line, Fenty,…

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx break up after six years together – Page Six

The six-year relationship between Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx has ended, Page Six can exclusively reveal. After pictures emerged showing the Oscar winner partying in Los Angeles on Friday night with much-younger singer Sela Vave, news outlets speculated that…

Wendy Williams Got Past 50 Cent’s Party Ban, Took Pic with Snoop – TMZ

Wendy Williams wasn't fazed at all by 50 Cent's attempt to deny her entry at his big pool party ... she still got what she came for. Sources close to the talk show host tell TMZ ... video of Wendy appearing to have trouble getting into Fiddy's Tycoon party a…

Manson speaks: Mindhunter actor on playing the cult leader again in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Between Mindhunter season 2 and Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, actor Damon Herriman is a one-man Manson Family band. The 49-year-old Australian native found himself in a “pretty bizarre” situation, as he explains to EW: in 2018, producer …

Steven Soderbergh and Meryl Streep movie picked up by HBO Max

Imagine Book Club…on a boat. In what is already my most anticipated movie of 2020, HBO Max has picked up Steven Soderbergh‘s Let Them All Talk, starring Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen, Lucas Hedges, and Gemma Chan. Streep, who also appears in So…

Watch the trailer for Bruce Springsteen’s directorial debut, Western Stars

“How do you change yourself?” That’s the question Bruce Springsteen asks at the opening of the trailer for his new cinematic endeavor Western Stars, a film version of his latest solo album. (Watch the trailer above.) On Friday, it was announced that Warner …

Harry Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton reunite to play guitar in their pjs

Emma Watson and Tom Felton‘s Harry Potter characters may have disliked each other profusely, but their real-life relationship couldn’t be anymore different. The pair, who played Hermoine Granger and Dracoy Malfoy, respectively, in all 8 films, share a common …

The Awardist podcast: The Big Bang Theory director Mark Cendrowski on his Emmy nod and the future of comedy

The Big Bang Theory may have gone out with a, well, bang, but TV Academy voters were a little stingy with their Emmy nominations this year. The CBS sitcom that surpassed Cheers this year as the longest-running multi-camera sitcom in TV history only earned th…

Attention: Ava Max, CNCO, And Megan Thee Stallion Will Perform At The 2019 VMA Pre-Show

There's only one week left until the 2019 VMAs, and all of your hard-won votes are being tallied to determine which stars will take home a shiny new Moon Person. But before the show actually kicks off, as is the custom, there will be a certifiably lit pre-sho…

Harry Styles Living It Up At An Ariana Grande Concert Is My Monday Motivation

Think you're an Ariana Grande fan? Pfft. You haven't seen anything yet. If you're finding it hard to roll out of bed and get your Monday going, we proudly present Harry Styles absolutely losing it at one of Ari's concerts. He went hard. Hard to the core. Har…

Maya Hawke’s Debut Music Could Calm Even Stranger Things’s Mind Flayer

It's no strange thing that a large percentage of the cast of Stranger Things are talented musicians, as eager to embrace an instrument as they are a trip to the Upside Down. Maya Hawke, who plays Robin Buckley on the show's third season, is the newest virtuos…

Joe Jonas Turned 30 And Threw A James Bond Birthday Party, Like You Do

Just call him Jonas. Joe Jonas. After getting a kiss and awesome birthday cake onstage in celebration of his 30th birthday (thanks to Sophie Turner), the debonair Jonas brother went and threw a James Bond-themed shindig over the weekend. That's fairly standa…

VH1 Renews Two Series in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Franchise – Variety

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has been renewed for Season 12 at VH1, the cabler announced Monday. Additionally, the “All Stars” version of the show has been renewed for Season 5. RuPaul made the announcement in a video, which you can see below. The flagship series w…

Disney+ is set to launch on all the major streaming platforms except Amazon – CNBC

Disney confirmed Monday that its much-anticipated Disney+ will launch on almost every major streaming platform. The service, set to launch in November, will be available on popular platforms and devices such as Apple TV and iOS, Google Chromecast, Android, A…

OMG! OK, It’s Happening: Rihanna Reportedly Registered New Music With Her Publisher – The Root

Weve expressed this sentiment more than once, but it needs to be repeated: Rihanna has successfully executed the best troll in modern music. The once-upon-a-time artist and now beauty and fashion mogul decided to announce she was debuting her much-anticipat…

RuPaul’s Walk of Fame star inspired ‘challenging’ role in Netflix’s AJ and the Queen

RuPaul and Judge Judy Sheindlin have laid down the law on the Emmy-winning drag superstar’s upcoming Netflix series. During a candid conversation published Monday by Interview magazine, the RuPaul’s Drag Race host, actor, and author revealed to the televisio…

Arrow deleted scene finally solves mystery of why the team distrusted each other in the future

One of the questions that has lingered from Arrow season 7 is why Diggle’s son Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones) initially distrusted Future Roy (Colton Haynes) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) when they crossed paths for the first time in season 7. Well, we final…

Stephen Amell to star in wrestling drama next for Starz

Stephen Amell has found his first post-Arrow acting gig. The longtime CW star will topline a drama series at stars about small-town pro wrestling. The project from Michael Waldron (Community) is titled Heels — the term for a wrestler who portrays a villain …

See the first Drag Race UK runway photo of RuPaul’s sickening silhouette

THE queen is coming. Giving Elizabeth (and all those regal royals who came before her) a run for their money, BBC Three has unveiled an official first-look photo of Mama Ru on the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK main stage, highlighting the Emmy-winning host’s inaugur…

Noah Rubin interview: ‘I don’t know if people realise alcohol and substance abuse in tennis is a thing’

For Rubin, the problem is more deep-rooted: My argument goes further than prize money, its about building a sport that people want to pay more to see. Take the grand slams out of it, and there are empty seats everywhere. Again the picture here is complicated…

Health

The 8 Best Exercises for Weight Loss – Healthline

Its estimated that half of all American adults attempt to lose weight every year (1 ). Aside from dieting, exercising is one of the most common strategies employed by those trying to shed extra pounds. It burns calories, and this plays a key role in weight …

Teen blames vaping after his lung collapses – CBS News

"It felt like I was genuinely having a heart attack," said 18-year-old Chance Ammirata, who was describing the feeling when his medical emergency began about three weeks ago. "I would say my chest felt like it was collapsing and tightening up and I couldn't …

Many clinical trials for new cancer drugs didn’t include any data on race – STAT

One-third of the clinical trials that led to new cancer drugs approved between 2008 and 2018 didnt report on the race of trial participants and even studies that did report on race often had far fewer black and Hispanic cancer patients than might be expected,…

Study Offers New Insights On How Social Media Affects Girls’ Mental Health – Forbes

null Getty Theres little doubt that social media is not great for mental healthstudies have reported for several years now that more time spent on social media is linked to mental health issues, from low self-esteem and loneliness to depression and even sui…

Deadly mosquito-borne virus found in second Massachusetts resident, state health officials say – Fox News

A second Massachusetts resident has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, state health officials announced late last week. A man between the ages of 19-30 was confirmed to have EEE, a mosquito-borne ailment, the …

Recipes

Make Sure You Didn’t Buy These Recalled Frozen Chicken Patties

Tyson is recalling over 39,000 pounds of frozen chicken patties due to concerns that they were contaminated with extraneous material. The patties were sold under the Weaver brand and were distributed in Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Ne…

Monkey problem: St Kitts great attraction becomes great headache

Image copyrightDr Meghan DavisImage caption The monkeys are popular with tourists but can pose a problem for other wildlife Browse tourist snaps of St Kitts and some of the most photographed faces have olive-brown tresses and piercing hazel eyes which peer…

Why this frittata costs $2,000

Following is a transcript of the video. Abby Narishkin: Keep your $14 avocado toast, we've got something even better. Over at Norma's at the Le Parker Meridien in New York City, they're taking Sunday brunch to the next level, for those willing to dish out a …

The Burger Recipe That Changed Food Internet Forever

Founded in 2006 by former New York Times food contributor, Ed Levine, Serious Eats is one of our favorite food destinations on the internet. It's taught us a whole host of cooking techniques, from essential knife skills, to the in-depth science behind boiling…

Travel

7 Basic SEO Best Practices You Can Learn from Huge Travel Brands via @josephrobison

The travel industry pioneers – Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, TripAdvisor – are SEO juggernauts. With a massive amount of searches for vacation and travel planning, it’s one of the top categories online. And there’s a lot of money in SEO for them. In fac…

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Top 10 Hotel Budget Review Tips

When you are reviewing a hotel budget you want to ask the right questionsthe ones that will yield the biggest treasure. You see, the game of budgets in most hotel companies where the corporate or regional master needs to approve the plan before it is present…

HyperX Showcases the Cloud Alpha S Gaming Headset at Gamescom – Financial Post

New Gaming Headset Featuring Bass Adjustment Sliders, Custom-tuned HyperX 7.1 Surround Sound and Dual Chamber Technology COLOGNE, Germany — HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the HyperX Cloud AlphaTM S gaming he…

TripAdvisor Looks to Counter Google by Considering Loyalty Initiatives for First Time

TripAdvisor is contemplating the introduction of a loyalty program, and is taking steps to increase engagement from its members as part of a plan to counter the reduced free traffic the company got from Google in the second quarter. Company officials called …

Stocks edge lower to put market on track for weekly loss

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks moved broadly lower in early trading On Wall Street Friday as investors again retreated to safer holdings in a market racked by fear and anxiety over trade disputes. The week has been especially turbulent as investors and central banks r…

Business

SNC-Lavalin rating cut to junk on heightened credit-risk profile

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. was cut to junk by S&P Global Ratings, the latest blow for the Canadian engineering firm at the centre of a controversy that’s ensnared Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. S&P cut the Montreal-based company by one level to BB+, the …

The streaming wars start Nov. 12, when Disney+ comes to Canada

The Walt Disney Company will launch its streaming entertainment service in Canada on Nov. 12 for $8.99 per month, and it will likely end up being a major force in the entertainment landscape. According to research by the Toronto-based Solutions Research Grou…

MEG Energy files complaint to NEB over Enbridge’s proposed Mainline contract changes

CALGARY — Oilsands producer MEG Energy has written to Canada’s energy regulator to oppose pipeline company Enbridge Inc.’s plan to introduce long-term fixed volume contracts on its Mainline system. MEG’s open letter to the National Energy Board regulator, fi…

Target Kickstarts its Grocery Game With New House Brands

Target is making its largest foray into selling food under its own brand, as it it attempts to energize grocery sales. On Sept. 15, the discount chain will introduce 650 products to its grocery shelves under the brand Good & Gather. That will expand to 2…

Tesla’s Relaunching Its Solar Business With No-Contract Rentals–but There’s a Catch

Tesla Inc.s latest bid to revive its floundering solar division may sound familiar: rentals. The Palo Alto, California-based company is now offering panel packages with no long term contract as part of a relaunch announced Sunday by Chief Executive Officer E…

What Is BDS? Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Explained

Is the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement an international campaign to boycott Israel over its alleged harsh treatment of Palestiniansor the latest political battle in Washington? It could be both, which makes this complex topic that has been…
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