Battle of the bombshells! Kim Kardashian, Emilia Clarke, Zendaya, and Mandy Moore at Emmy Awards
on September 23, 2019 at 02:36
The 71st Emmy Awards red carpet kicked off in Los Angeles a bit earlier than expected this year. There is no host this year but the KarJenner family will be there as well as the GOT cast.
Oil gains on Saudi supply disruption, Mideast tensions
by mayor on September 23, 2019 at 02:35
By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose to their highest in two sessions on Monday amid concerns about oil supply disruptions from Saudi Arabia and elevated tensions in Middle East.
British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses, stranding hundreds of thousands
by mayor on September 23, 2019 at 02:35
By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) – Thomas Cook , the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest
Emmy Awards 2019: All the winners revealed
on September 23, 2019 at 02:35
The battle between streaming and traditional TV was in full force during Sunday nights 70th annual Emmy Awards in LA.
Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of October 1 anniversary
by mayor on September 23, 2019 at 02:35
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong cleaned up on Monday and resumed train services after a weekend of sometimes violent protests that saw pro-democracy activists vandalize a railway station and shopping
Emmys throw shade at Felicity Huffman’s involvement in college admissions scandal
by Jessica Napoli on September 23, 2019 at 01:36
The 2019 Emmys Awards took shots on Sunday night at Felicity Huffman for her part in the college admissions scandal.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus falls short of making Emmy history
by Sasha Savitsky on September 23, 2019 at 01:31
Julia Louis-Dreyfus fell short of making Emmy history.
More Modesto Hells Angels indicted in drug-trafficking case, prosecutors say
by Bradford Betz on September 23, 2019 at 01:26
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted three members of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club on multiple drug distribution and trafficking charges, delivering yet another blow to the club after an investigation led to the club’s president in June.
Colorado boy, 14, gunned down over pair of Jordans, family says
by Bradford Betz on September 23, 2019 at 01:08
A 14-year-old Colorado boy was gunned down by a friend last Wednesday over a pair of Jordan sneakers, according to the teen’s family members.&nbs
Utah restaurant owner appears to spray cigarette smoker in face with fire extinguisher
by Bradford Betz on September 23, 2019 at 01:00
A Utah restaurant owner was captured on video Friday appearing to spray a fire extinguisher in the face of a smoker who he claimed was within 25 feet of his business.
Face transplant recipient’s donor face has been failing, doctors say
by Frank Miles on September 23, 2019 at 00:53
A woman who was severely burned in a domestic violence attack in Vermont is hoping for a second face transplant after doctors recently discovered tissue damage that likely will lead to the loss of her donor face.
Emmy Award 2019 partial winners list
by Tyler McCarthy on September 23, 2019 at 00:42
TV’s biggest stars were awarded the ultimate accolade on Sunday at the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Emmys 2019: Mandy Moore, Taraji P. Henson and more match on the red carpet
by Jessica Napoli on September 23, 2019 at 00:38
The 2019 Emmy Awards purple carpet lit up early Sunday in Los Angeles with stars from your favorite TV shows.
Pompeo hopes government can ‘get to the bottom’ of any possible Biden wrongdoing
by Nick Givas on September 23, 2019 at 00:34
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hopes the government is able to “get to the bottom” of any potential wrongdoing committed by former Vice President Joe Biden in relation to Ukraine, during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” this week.&nbs
Israel’s Arab lawmakers back Netanyahu’s rival, Gantz, for prime minister
by Talia Kaplan on September 23, 2019 at 00:28
The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament broke with tradition and recommended Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz for prime minister on Sunday, paving the way for the centrist party to get the first chance to assemble a coalition instead of incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party.
Thomas Cook travel chaos: insolvency leaves 150,000 stranded on holidays – live updates
by Kate Lyons on September 23, 2019 at 01:39
A huge repatriation effort has begun after company ceases trading with immediate effect, causing flights to be cancelled Full story: Thomas Cook announces administration after last-ditch talks fail 2.39am BSTThe CAA’s website dedicated to providing information for travellers who are stuck keeps crashing, but the CAA says just to keep refreshing and it should be fixed shortly.There is also a phone number for people to call.Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect.All #ThomasCook bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been cancelled. Visit: https://t.co/g4G2b6RlHc pic.twitter.com/BxJMv5Yaw1 2.30am BSTI’ve had a few people tweet in with questions (please get in touch if you’re affected, share your story, pics of your situation, questions etc – firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter).We have put together an article addressing some of these questions. There is more information in the full article, but here are some answers to the most common questions I’ve received – about how to get home and what happens to already-booked holidays. Related: Thomas Cook collapse: your questions answered Continue reading…
Emmys 2019: the winners, the speeches, the surprises – live!
by Benjamin Lee in New York on September 23, 2019 at 01:38
The biggest night in TV sees Game of Thrones aiming for victory with a record 32 nominations but can a divisive final season dominate the night? 2.38am BSTNo big surprise here given that she was one of the biggest names in the category and that her performance was seen by pretty much everyone as the best thing about a show that had a mixed response from critics. Given her history of being unfairly underpaid because of her gender, Williams is using the moment to speak out about gender parity in the workplace. It’s a powerful speech, delivered quite wonderfully. 2.33am BSTNow it’s time for a Veep tribute given that we’ve just seen its final season. The cast have all arrived on stage and this time the camera crew have wisely avoided checking to see if Gwyneth is engaged or not. Oh wait, they found her! She’s still bored! Continue reading…
Countries must triple climate emissions targets to limit global heating to 2C
by Adam Morton on September 22, 2019 at 23:51
United in Science report ahead of UN summit says climate is changing faster than forecast, and current plans would lead to ‘catastrophic’ global temperature rise An assessment backed by the world’s major climate science bodies has found commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions must be at least tripled and increased by up to fivefold if the world is to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.The report, launched as leaders gather at a UN climate action summit in New York on Monday, says current plans would lead to a rise in average global temperatures of between 2.9C and 3.4C by 2100, a shift likely to bring catastrophic change across the globe. Continue reading…
The Veronicas hit back after being kicked off Qantas plane over bag dispute
by Australian Associated Press on September 22, 2019 at 23:48
Sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso say reporting of incident ‘in conflict with video’ evidence, and they will take legal action over ‘intimidating and confusing’ removal from flightPop duo the Veronicas have disputed the account of their removal from a Sydney plane over an “incredibly intimidating and confusing” cabin baggage dispute, and are taking legal action.Sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso were asked to leave Qantas QF516, which was bound for Brisbane on Sunday morning, amid an argument with cabin crew. Continue reading…
Boris Johnson unveils £1.2bn for climate and endangered species
by Peter Walker Political correspondent on September 22, 2019 at 21:30
Announcement comes as PM heads to New York for meeting of UN general assemblyBoris Johnson has unveiled a combined £1.2bn in funding for new efforts to tackle the climate emergency and protect endangered species as he prepares to attend the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York.While at the UN general assembly, the prime minister will use a speech to announce £1bn in aid money for UK inventors to seek funding for high-tech initiatives connected to areas such as renewable energy and lower levels of pollutants. Continue reading…
WeWork: SoftBank wants Adam Neumann replaced as CEO
by Victoria Bekiempis in New York and agencies on September 22, 2019 at 20:48
Japanese giant exploring ways to make big changeOffice-share start-up saw IPO postponedSoftBank, the biggest investor in WeWork, is exploring ways to replace Adam Neumann as chief executive, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. Related: ‘A giant question mark’: can WeWork’s Adam Neumann reassure investors? Continue reading…
Democracy And America’s Foreign Policy Identity
on October 4, 2019 at 09:44
In the News featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan A Master Class With Former U.S. Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice, Hosted By John Ciorciari, Director Of The Weiser Diplomacy Center.
66th Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice To Speak At U-M
on October 4, 2019 at 08:33
Image credit: Steve Gladfelter, Stanford Visual ArtsIn the News featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Michigan NewsA conversation with Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, moderated by Michael Barr, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She is expected to discuss a number of topics, including her career in public service and the current state of foreign affairs.
TAC Bookshelf: The Worst Political Coverup You’ve Never Heard Of
by TAC Staff on September 24, 2019 at 01:08
Here’s what our editors and writers are reading this week.
Political Journalism is Dead
by Peter Van Buren on September 23, 2019 at 04:01
The #Resistance killed it. But despite the weekly outrages, they never quite accomplish what they set out to do.
Time Bomb: How the Growing Hong Kong-Taiwan Axis is Riling Beijing
by Ted Galen Carpenter on September 23, 2019 at 04:01
Washington must temper its enthusiasm—and especially avoid any manifestations of meddling.
Trump Schedule || Sunday, September 22, 2019
by Keith Koffler on September 22, 2019 at 03:39
7:40 am || Departs White House10:50 am CT || Arrives Houston, Texas11:00 am CT || Delivers remarks at “Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures”; NRG stadium12:30 pm CT || Departs Houston4:55 pm || Arrives Wapakoneta, Ohio5:00 pm || Participates Pratt Industries Plant Opening and Tour; Wapakoneta, Ohio5:20 pm || Delivers remarks at Pratt Industries Plant
Trump Sends Troops and Missiles to Saudi Arabia
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 23:07
Seems to me like a strong, yet measured response. According to the Washington Examiner: The Pentagon is sending additional troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia in response to Iran’s attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend. “The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which are primarily defensive in nature,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper
WSJ: Trump Repeatedly Urged Ukraine to Probe Biden but Offered No Quid-Pro-Quo
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 20:06
All the speculation that President Trump offered military aid to the Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden, down the drain. But asking foreign governments to investigate your political opponents is egregious. Not sure if it’s illegal, but it is the wrong thing to do. According to the Wall Street Journal: President Trump in a July phone
Back Into Politics? Nikki Haley Moves Back to South Carolina
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 19:06
I doubt, though, that this is about a statewide run. It’s about running for president in 2024. She was living in New York City. I don’t think she can run as a southern conservative when she’s living in New York. It’s not easy to run as any kind of conservative if you’ve abandoned South Carolina
Video || Trump to the Media: “You’re a Joke”
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 18:00
This was in response to a question about the story about a whistleblower concerned about President Trump’s conversation with a foreign leader, apparently the prime minister of Ukraine.
Family is a four-letter word in one of Succession’s best episodes yet
by Randall Colburn on September 23, 2019 at 02:00
It’s a jet-setting season of Succession, isn’t it? From Iceland to Hungary to Argestes, the Roys seem to be spending more time outside of New York than in it. But, no matter where they go, the shit clinging to their Santonis just digs in deeper. Sure, a flirty Naomi Pierce (Annabelle Dexter-Jones) may be waiting for…Read more…
The A.V. Club is liveblogging the 71st Primetime Emmys
by The A.V. Club on September 22, 2019 at 23:51
Welcome to The A.V. Club’s coverage of the 71st Emmy Awards. Follow along with our writers’ commentary and analysis below.Read more…
It’s a Fact: Mistakes Are Embarrassing the Publishing Industry – The New York Times
on September 22, 2019 at 23:46
It’s a Fact: Mistakes Are Embarrassing the Publishing Industry The New York TimesErrors and controversies involving several high-profile books are forcing writers and publishers to reconsider how they handle fact-checking.
Are the rules of the Catholic confessional seal not mentioned in the Bible? – ABC News
on September 22, 2019 at 23:13
Are the rules of the Catholic confessional seal not mentioned in the Bible? ABC NewsFather Kevin Dillon AM, a Victorian parish priest recognised for his work with abuse survivors, says the rules of Catholic confession are not written in scripture.
Disenchantment closes out its first season with a witch trial and a new king
by Vikram Murthi on September 22, 2019 at 20:35
In the end, it’s family that watches your back.Read more…
POTD: Russian Combat Swimmer with SPP-1 Underwater Pistol
by Eric B on September 22, 2019 at 23:30
POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, is TFB’s recurring articles where we go to great length trying to find the best pictures out there. Today we look at a combat swimmer of the PDSS detachment from the Arctic group of the Northern Fleet during an exercise in the Bering Sea. The submarine gun SPP-1 […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Combat Swimmer with SPP-1 Underwater Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Democrats are Suckering Republicans into Gun Control
by Jeff Knox on September 22, 2019 at 23:00
Democrats have created a false narrative on guns, and Republicans have been suckered into buying it. The post Democrats are Suckering Republicans into Gun Control appeared first on AmmoLand.com.
Student’s Car Vandalized Because Of Pro-2nd Amendment Stickers
by Cam Edwards on September 22, 2019 at 21:18
The war on speech continues in California, and the latest casualty is California college student Jose Aguilar’s Nissan Versa, which now has the words “killer” and “bitch” keyed into the paint. Aguilar believes the vandalism happened because of the pro-2nd Amendment stickers on his ride. “I would never expect anyone to have that hostility towards somebody […] The post Student’s Car Vandalized Because Of Pro-2nd Amendment Stickers appeared first on Bearing Arms.
This Day in History: Kijirō Nambu is Born
by Logan Metesh on September 22, 2019 at 20:00
Lieutenant General Kijirō Nambu, whose name is best known when preceded by “Grandpa,” “Papa,” or “Baby,” was born on September 22, 1869. The post This Day in History: Kijirō Nambu is Born appeared first on AmmoLand.com.
The Air Force has a crazy new plan to start fielding all new fighter jets in five years or less
by Alex Hollings on September 22, 2019 at 20:00
From a journalistic perspective, covering the F-35 program can be a bit of a quagmire at times. The aircraft is undoubtedly among the most advanced and capable air platforms ever to take to the sky, but the plane’s development has also been a clinic in poor planning, over-spending, and the inherent flaws in putting an
Reporters Should Stop Helping Donald Trump Spread Lies About Joe Biden and Ukraine
by Robert Mackey on September 23, 2019 at 01:23
By reporting on a conspiracy theory promoted by the president as a political story, with two sides, journalists are helping to weaponize disinformation. The post Reporters Should Stop Helping Donald Trump Spread Lies About Joe Biden and Ukraine appeared first on The Intercept.
Jake Tapper Shows Why Trump’s Ukraine Attack On Biden Will Backfire
by Jason Easley on September 22, 2019 at 23:39
Steve Mnuchin tried to defend Trump Ukraine attack on Biden only to have CNN’s Jake Tapper blows holes in Trump plan by pointing out that Trump and his kids do the same thing.
GOP Lawmakers Are Retiring in Droves. Trump Is Partly to Blame.
by Edwin Rios on September 22, 2019 at 23:10
Since Donald Trump took office in January 2017, Republican lawmakers have left the House of Representatives in droves. A Washington Post analysis found that 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who have been in office since January 2017 have departed or retired. Forty-one have announced they wouldn’t seek reelection or left national politics altogether since
Joy Reid Destroys NYT Over Reprising 2016 ‘Both Sides’ BS With Biden And Ukraine
by Aliza Worthington on September 22, 2019 at 23:07
Gee, it’s almost like The New York Times hasn’t learned the lessons of 2016, or maybe it doesn’t care to. One of their top reporters, Ken Vogel, is on the airwaves trying his hardest to revive his story about Joe Biden’s son Hunter doing something improper or corrupt by way of business dealings in Ukraine, and turn that into something that can be used against not-the-same-person-as-Hunter-Biden, Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden. Myriad problems surround this, not the least of which is the level of importance they afford it in their coverage, but also the fact that the story has been investigated and debunked. Joy Reid and Eric Boehlert had a brilliant segment on AM Joy this morning taking apart the methods and madness of the media’s pathological impulse to scratch the “Both Sides” itch, at the expense of the gaping wounds it creates in our democracy.read mor
Ukrainian Journalist Calls Rudy Giuliani’s Bluff After Smear: ‘I Express My Readiness To Testify’
by David on September 22, 2019 at 22:33
A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani. After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie. In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains: Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner. […]read mor