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Next 'Star Trek' movie will be written and directed by Noah Hawley
Most Star Trek news lately has focused on the small screen with its shows for CBS All Access, but now there's news about an upcoming movie that will be written and directed by Noah Hawley. While Hawley is so-far best known for his work on FX TV serie...
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A brief history of prominent gaffes, slips and stumbles by stars
Forget big, rich, VIP, stars get clumsy and klutzy just like the rest of us.
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Morrison discusses concerns about Vindman's judgment
Republican counsel Steve Castor asked Tim Morrison -- the outgoing senior director of European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council -- about concerns within the NSC about Alexander Vindman's judgment. He asked Morrison about concerns his predecessor, Fiona Hill, might have had, but Morrison's lawyer said the question was outside the scope of his testimony. Morrison did reference his earlier testimony, in which he said others had raised concerns about Vindman potentially leaking information, something Vindman denied earlier Tuesday.
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GOP congressman questions intelligence community
Republican Congressman Brad Wenstrup criticized the intelligence community and disputed the widely accepted conclusion by American intelligence that Russia -- not Ukraine -- interfered in the 2016 presidential election. The Ohio representative said that members of the intel community were some of the same people who were involved in the "Russia collusion hoax" at the heart of a special counsel investigation.
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Alexander Vindman condemned himself in his impeachment testimony
The commander in chief ought to fire Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who serves on the National Security Council, for rank insubordination. That is the key take­away from Tuesday’s hearings in the Democratic impeachment push. Vindman, unlike other Democratic “star witnesses,” was at least on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian...
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Mark Walton cut over accusation of punching pregnant woman
The Miami Dolphins waived second-year running back Mark Walton after he was arrested, with police accusing him of repeatedly punching a woman pregnant with Walton's child.
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Dr. Luke accuses celebrity lawyer of lying amid court battle with Kesha
Lawyers for Lukasz Gottwald -- who is known professionally as Dr. Luke -- claim that Geragos falsely said in a 2017 deposition that he wasn't able to turn over a slew of documents because they had been deleted, according to new documents filed in Manhattan Supreme court Tuesday.
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Australian woman saves koala from bushfire
Video shows a woman rescuing a koala from a bushfire in New South Wales. The koala has been treated for his burns and is still in "very serious condition."
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U.S. Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong rights bill backing protesters
The U.S. Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement that has gripped the Chinese-ruled financial center for months.
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College Football Playoff Rankings 2019: Experts React to Week 13 Top 25 Poll
After a lot of shuffling at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings a week ago, the top seven teams were unchanged in the latest reveal on Tuesday night, including LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia once again staked to the top four spots...
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Mauricio Pochettino sacking: Tottenham's Ben Davies reacts
Ben Davies admits he was "shocked" to hear that Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked as Tottenham manager after five years in charge of the Premier League club.
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The Mr. Rogers Movie Isn’t Really About Mr. Rogers
Tom Hanks is uncanny in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, but Fred Rogers remains a riddle.
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Devin Nunes spars with Adam Schiff, calls impeachment probe a ‘drug deal’
GOP House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Devin Nunes slammed the House Democrats’ impeachment probe, referring to the proceedings as a “drug deal” at Tuesday’s public hearings. The remarks, which came during the day’s second round of testimony, was directed at the chair of his committee, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. Nunes had been deriding the Democrats...
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Day 3, Part 13: Devin Nunes and Steve Castor question Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison
California Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and Steve Castor, senior investigative counsel for Republicans on the panel, questioned Tim Morrison and Kurt Volker Tuesday in the third day of public impeachment hearings. Volker is the former special envoy to Ukraine and Morrison is the outgoing senior director of European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council and a deputy assistant to the president.
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Day 3, Part 14: Staff and committee members question Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison
After a recess, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff tacked on two more 15-minute sessions controlled by him and ranking Republican Devin Nunes. They posed additional questions to Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, the outgoing senior director of European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council and a deputy assistant to the president. Then committee members were given five minutes each for questioning.
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Giveaway to city school bus drivers is a must-veto for Gov. Cuomo
Kudos to the Citizens Budget Commission for flagging yet another horrible bill that demands a veto from Gov. Andrew Cuomo: an outrageous effort to give school bus drivers special privileges at city taxpayers’ expense. For decades, the city included these “employee-protection provisions” in its contracts with private bus companies. The EPPs forced companies to hire...
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Lawyer stole people’s identities to file over 300 fake disability lawsuits: feds
Now he needs his own lawyer. Federal prosecutors have charged an attorney with filing over 300 lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act — on behalf of two clients who had no clue he was claiming to represent them. Stuart Finkelstein is facing charges of mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, obstruction of justice, and making false...
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Teen violinist severely burned when Bronx class lab experiment goes horribly wrong
A Bronx high-school chemistry-class experiment went horribly awry, creating a “fireball’’ that severely burned a violin-playing honors student and another teen, a new lawsuit claims. The terrifying incident was at least the second time in four years that city high-school students suffered horrible burns and had to be hospitalized because of classroom science demonstrations gone-bad....
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Jeffrey Epstein jail guards charged with falsifying records
The jail guards are accused of failing to conduct checks as required the night the accused sex trafficker killed himself
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Suddenly, Iran is aflame with protest
Iran is suddenly seeing its largest protests in years, in over 100 cities — and the government’s cracking down hard. Amnesty International reports more than 100 deaths, while exile groups put the figure above 200; official media admit to more than 1,000 arrests. In a bid to stifle further demonstrations, the regime has imposed a...
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A white supremacist manifesto was AirDropped to students' phones during late night studying at Syracuse University, according to campus security
Wikimedia Commons A white supremacist manifesto was sent to phones of students studying late at night in a library at Syracuse University in New York, the student newspaper The Daily Orange reported after an email about the incident went out across campus. The 74-page manifesto reportedly belonged to the New Zealand gunman behind the Christchurch mosque shootings earlier this year. The incident follows Syracuse University banning all fraternity activities after a black student said members of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity called her the N-word. "Since Nov. 7, there have been 11 reported hate crimes around SU targeting black, Asian and Jewish people," The Daily Orange reported. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A white supremacist manifesto was allegedly sent to phones of students studying late at night in a library at Syracuse University in New York, according to an email sent to students by the Department of Public Safety. The 74-page manifesto reportedly belonged to the New Zealand gunman behind the Christchurch mosque shootings earlier this year, which included neo-Nazi imagery, The Daily Orange, the university's independent student newspaper, reported. DPS said there is no immediate danger in connection with the library incident.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.Syracuse University has suspended all fraternity activities for the rest of the semester after a black student said a group of students accosted her and called her a racial slurUS universities are suspending their Hong Kong study abroad programs amid escalating protests, and students are trying to find a way out
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To protect free speech, SUNY Binghamton must throw the book at these bullies
SUNY Binghamton is the nation’s latest free-speech flashpoint, with far-left student mobs asserting the power to decide who gets to speak on campus — or even set up a table to hand out literature. Last Thursday, a group of College Republicans and a new campus chapter of the righty group Turning Point USA were “tabling”...
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A Republican Strategy Revealed
During testimony from the White House’s top Ukraine expert in the impeachment hearings today, Republican lawmakers displayed their plan of attack.
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Microsoft wants Xbox Scarlett to support cross-gen Play Anywhere
Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed at last week’s X019 fan event that Microsoft intends for the Scarlett to support the Xbox Play Anywhere, offering an easy way into the new console generation. Specifically, he told Stevivor,” Our goal for our first-party games is that your entitlements will be cross-generation and your Achievements will move effectively with your save game because that’s where they stand.” The idea behind Play Anywhere is that when you buy a game you’d be able to play it on any of your Microsoft platforms. Saves and achievements transfer across those platforms. So any game you play… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Xbox,Microsoft
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Disney+ crashed on launch day because its software wasn’t ready for the demand
Photo: Lucasfilm / Disney On Disney+’s first day, its initial 10 million subscribers were hit with a series of outages. The company says this was because of high demand and the way engineers “architected the app.” Ahead of the launch, Disney executives thought they would be ok. Michael Paull, head of Disney Streaming Services, told The Verge in August that years of handling big streams (like Game of Thrones premieres and finales) prepared the team for a launch of this size. It didn’t. New subscribers couldn’t log in to the app; if they managed to get in, streaming was nearly impossible. People thought it might be issues with Amazon or third-party platforms carrying the app, but Kevin Mayer, head of Disney’s direct to consumer division, denied those rumors. “It... Continue reading…
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Ohio mother sentenced after pleading guilty to killing her sons
An Ohio mother was given two consecutive life sentences plus seven years after pleading guilty to smothering her three young sons to death.
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Kevin Hart blames woman knocked down by his bodyguards: court docs
Marrero's lawyer, Richard Russo, said: “It’s a defense as old as time. Blame the victim.”
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Greg Bird’s future with Yankees is at its crossroads
By 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Yankees have to make a decision that will impact Greg Bird’s future with the organization. That’s the deadline for teams to tender contracts to players on the 40-man roster who aren’t signed for the 2020 season. If a player isn’t offered a contract he becomes a free agent. If he...
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NZ cenbank 'looks closely' at Australian regulator allegations against Westpac
New Zealand's central bank said on Wednesday that it would look closely at findings by Australia's financial crime watchdog calling Westpac Banking Corp's anti-money laundering oversight "deficient".
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How to make easy Thanksgiving dinner in under 1 hour using an Instant Pot
Roasting a turkey used to mean hours of pacing and peering into the oven. But thanks to a trendy kitchen gadget, home cooks can now make a beautiful brown bird in a mere hour. “It’s definitely 100 percent possible,” food blogger Jeffrey Eisner tells The Post. The 38-year-old Astoria resident, who runs a recipe blog...
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Study: Husbands get stressed out if their wives make more than 40% of their total income
Traditional gender norms may be to blame for husbands get more stressed the more money their wives earn, a researcher says.
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Colonel Vindman’s America
It’s not a place that Donald Trump knows much about.
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College Football Playoff Projections: Week 13 Rankings and Bowl Forecast
Week 12 was devoid of colossal upsets, so there weren't any drastic changes in the College Football Playoff selection committee's latest rankings...
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Jets’ Quincy Enunwa isn’t giving up on his football career
Quincy Enunwa isn’t talking like someone who has put on a helmet and shoulder pads for the last time. The oft-injured Jets receiver, who was ruled out for the season after reinjuring his neck in a season-opening loss to the Bills, is doing everything he can to return next year. “I’m just working my way...
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Defense Dept watchdog says Turkish incursion and U.S. drawdown helped ISIS
Even though the U.S. recently killed the leader of the terrorist group, the DoD IG warns that Trump's Syria policies will "strengthen its ability to plan attacks abroad"
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Star Trek 4 eyes Fargo, Legion creator Noah Hawley to direct
After a three-year silence, there has been news on the fourth film in rebooted Star Trek film series: Noah Hawley, best known for creating FX’s Legion and Fargo TV series, is in final talks to write and direct it, according to reports from The Wrap and Deadline. The most recent Star Trek film was 2016’s Star Trek Beyond. Unlike the original two films in the modern iteration of the franchise, Star Trek Beyond was directed by Justin Lin; 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness were directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams was a producer on Star Trek Beyond, and will be reprising the role in the as-yet-untitled fourth film. This will be Hawley’s second film The fourth Star Trek film was greenlit in 2016, with reports that Chris... Continue reading…
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Former House Speaker John Boehner cried as his portrait was unveiled in a uniting moment for Republicans and Democrats
Erin Scott/Reuters Former House Speaker John Boehner was immortalized in the House with a congressional portrait unveiling ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony served as a uniting moment for Democrats and Republicans amid a divisive impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have all been at odds throughout the impeachment probe, but came together to honor Boehner at the portrait unveiling ceremony. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former House Speaker John Boehner was immortalized in the House with a congressional portrait unveiling ceremony in a uniting moment for Democrats and Republicans amid a divisive impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The ceremony took place at the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Boehner, a Republican, served as House Speaker for three terms in the last decade before resigning in 2015.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.17 relationship facts everybody should know before getting marriedNancy Pelosi invites Trump to testify in the impeachment inquiry and 'speak all the truth that he wants'SEE ALSO: The Incredible Life Of John Boehner, The Most Powerful Republican In Washington
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Suspect in Brooklyn pizzeria slaying ‘a patsy,’ lawyer says
He’s just a pizza patsy. A Long Island man charged with gunning down the owner of an iconic Brooklyn pizza joint in 2016 is being framed, his lawyer said at the opening of his murder trial Tuesday. The lawyer for Andres Fernandez, who is charged with the slaying of L&B Spumoni Gardens pizzeria owner Louis...
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Australia's Westpac accused of 23 million money laundering breaches
Australia's Westpac Banking Corp was accused on Wednesday of 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering rules, with a regulator saying the financial giant enabled payments from "high risk" countries and convicted child sex offenders.
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'Couldn't believe what I was hearing': White House aides testify in impeachment probe
Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.”
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College Football Playoff: No Changes Up Top, Oklahoma and Minnesota Still Alive
Each team ranked No. 7 or better in the previous installment of the College Football Playoff Top 25 took care of business in Week 12. No. 4 Georgia picked up a quality road win over then-No...
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Ex-Marseille, Aris Star Sergio Contreras Arrested in Major Spanish Drug Raid
Former Spanish striker Sergio Contreras Pardo was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of leading a drug ring in Spain, according to the Agence France-Presse ...
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NTSB urges Boeing to redesign engine part on thousands of jets in use
Federal safety officials say the engine housing on Boeing 737 New Generation jets should be redeveloped to prevent another deadly incident like the one in 2018
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College Football Playoff 2019: Predicting Final Four Teams Post-Week 13 Rankings
The final College Football Playoff position appears to be down to the Pac-12 and the SEC. Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Utah landed from No. 4 to No. 7 in Tuesday's rankings release...
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Vindman and Williams impeachment hearing — key moments in 4 minutes
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council expert on Ukraine, and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Pence, testified Tuesday in the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules
For starters, self-driving car companies should be required to submit safety evaluation letters—and those letters should be formally assessed.
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Georgia Teenager Plotted a Knife Attack on a Black Church, Police Say
The plot alarmed the church, rekindling unwelcome memories of the 2015 massacre at a sister church in Charleston, S.C.
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Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong 'Human Rights and Democracy' bill
The White House has yet to say whether Trump would sign or veto the measure.
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