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KD congratulates Westbrook's MVP on YouTube channel KD congratulates Westbrook's MVP on YouTube channel
- June 28, 2017

The Thunder guard handed it to National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver so that he could focus on his list of people to thank from the Oklahoma City organization. The NBA formerly gave out its individual awards at various points throughout the postseason before switching to the awards show this season and presenting them all at once in front of the league's top players and stars from the entertainment world. (more...)
Cavs target George to challenge Warriors dominance
- June 28, 2017

And after toying with the idea of closer teams in Washington and Philly, Anthony decided he'd rather stick it out in NY. She also didn't close the door on the two possibly rekindling their romance. Sources told the News that Jackson has been dead set against buying out Anthony - who owns a no-trade clause - or waiving him via the stretch provision. (more...)
'They Don't Like Black People!' 'They Don't Like Black People!'
- June 28, 2017

Leslie has never been shy about calling out people who have wronged her, and in June a year ago (16) blasted high-end fashion designers in a scathing tweet after no one offered to dress her for the Ghostbusters premiere. Jones has not yet given full details about what caused her to send the tweet. Others cautioned her to resist blaming the whole Ritz-Carlton chain for what could be the ignorance of a single person . (more...)
Malcolm Brogdon wins NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon wins NBA Rookie of the Year
- June 28, 2017

On Monday afternoon, the former Virginia guard was a unanimous selection for the league's all-rookie team. A second-round pick (36th overall) in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brogdon became the first Bucks rookie ever to record a regular-season triple-double when he posted 15 points and career highs of 12 assists and 11 rebounds against the Chicago Bulls on December 31, 2016. (more...)
Three CNN journalists resign after Trump aide article removed Three CNN journalists resign after Trump aide article removed
- June 28, 2017

President Donald Trump Anthony Scaramucci attends a meeting on the theme 'Monetary Policy: Where Will Things Land?' on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. In the almost nine-minute-long video , an unidentified Project Veritas associate chats with John Bonifield , a supervising producer in the CNN Medical Unit . (more...)
Taylor Swift resurfaces to randomly congratulate NBA MVP Russell Westbrook Taylor Swift resurfaces to randomly congratulate NBA MVP Russell Westbrook
- June 28, 2017

He joined Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only two players to average double figures in scoring, rebounding and assists for the season. "Obviously I was joking at the time", Westbrook said in his speech on Monday evening. The N.B.A. finals' M.V.P. Award is named for Russell, who was one of the most dominant defensive players in league history. D'Antoni, who also won the award while coaching Phoenix, followed Rockets guard Eric Gordon's win for Sixth Man of the Year. (more...)
'The Conjuring 3' Moving Ahead; James Wan Directing Doubtful 'The Conjuring 3' Moving Ahead; James Wan Directing Doubtful
- June 28, 2017

The series has inspired a number of spin-offs, including 2014's Annabelle , this summer's Annabelle: Creation (out August 11), and director Corin Hardy's recently-wrapped The Nun . Wan's absence from the director's chair is a bit of a bummer. Whoever takes over needs to recognize that these movies are good because they're spooky, but they're great because they make us care about the people being haunted by those ghosts and demons. (more...)
Norwalk Police implement Norwalk Police implement "Operation Dry Water" for Fourth of July
- June 28, 2017

The TWRA will be intensifying efforts to detect and apprehend boat operators who are operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. "Drunken passengers can easily fall overboard, swim near the propeller, lean over the side, or stand up in small boats, causing them to capsize". (more...)
New island appears off the coast of North Carolina New island appears off the coast of North Carolina
- June 27, 2017

It's being called Shelly Island. Dubbed "Shelly Island" because of the abundance of shells found there, the island appeared nearly overnight at the popular Cape Hatteras National Seashore, according to locals. Tourist Chad Koczera noticed the sandbar while searching for shells during a vacation with his fiancée, according to CNN . They are not sure if it will grow or disappear soon. (more...)
Vince Staples feat. Kendrick Lamar - 'Yeah Right' Vince Staples feat. Kendrick Lamar - 'Yeah Right'
- June 27, 2017

Right when the glitchy, distinctive sounds on " Crabs In a Bucket " started, I knew this LP was going to be an extraordinary listen. Staples isn't only distinguishable for the wit that has won him acclaim outside of even the context of rap, but how he doesn't really bother with pretending that the above dynamic doesn't exist. (more...)
Prince Philip leaves London hospital after treatment Prince Philip leaves London hospital after treatment
- June 27, 2017

Want to be more digitally savvy and grow your business online? The Prince of Wales took his father's place and accompanied Queen Elizabeth II at the State Opening of Parliament . Philip, who is Queen Elizabeth's II's husband, announced last month he will be stepping down from royal duties, like attending public events. "The Duke of Edinburgh is Patron, President or a member of over 780 organisations, with which he will continue to be associated, although he will no longer play an ... (more...)
White House warns Assad regime against planning another chemical attack
- June 27, 2017

There is no reason for Congress not to pass legislation that would cut off American funding of the Palestinian Authority. "If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons , he and his military will pay a heavy price". (more...)
Shares in Russia's Sistema drop after court 'arrests' assets
- June 27, 2017

The dispute between Sistema and Rosneft has rekindled investor fears from 2014, when the Russian government seized Sistema's stake in oil firm Bashneft , saying Bashneft's privatisation had been illegal. Apart from Rosneft and Bashneft, Ukrainian companies Zaporozhyeoblenergo, Dneproenergo and Dnipro Electricity System were also among the victims of the cyberattacks, according to Group-IB. (more...)
Trump brand to exit Toronto skyline after buyout deal Trump brand to exit Toronto skyline after buyout deal
- June 27, 2017

US firm JCF Capital ULC will pay President Trump's business millions of dollars to remove his name from the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, Canada, which it acquired earlier this year. "Most recently, it's been a site for protests against the US president's comments disparaging women, Mexicans, and Muslims, even though his company has no ownership stake in the property". (more...)
Trump seeks help from tech CEOs to improve government's IT services Trump seeks help from tech CEOs to improve government's IT services
- June 27, 2017

After listing examples of backward technology in government, such as the Pentagon's use of floppy disks, he said their main goal is to improve the day-to-day lives of average citizens. Kushner personally intervened on a recent arms deal with Saudi Arabia ahead of Trump's visit to the kingdom. Much of the agenda for Monday's meeting involves seeking ways for the Trump administration to adopt best practices from the private sector, including finding opportunities to recruit talented ... (more...)
Three CNN journalists resign over retracted story about alleged Three CNN journalists resign over retracted story about alleged
- June 27, 2017

It was reported Monday that three CNN reporters resigned following the publication and subsequent retraction of a news report linking Anthony Scaramucci , a member of President Donald Trump's transition team to FBI's ongoing Russian Federation probe. (more...)
John McEnroe Says He Won't Apologize For His Serena Williams Comments John McEnroe Says He Won't Apologize For His Serena Williams Comments
- June 27, 2017

McEnroe , a former player and now TV commentator, said Williams is the best women's tennis player in history - "no question". NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro pressed McEnroe to explain why he called Serena Williams the best female player ever. (more...)
US, Israel sign new cybersecurity agreement US, Israel sign new cybersecurity agreement
- June 27, 2017

Israel and the US are starting a high-level partnership to create a bulwark against increasingly sophisticated cyber attackers who target critical national infrastructure. "This a fast geometrically rising market", he said, explaining that the field is constantly changing and "there is never a permanent solution" to cyber attacks. (more...)
Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years
- June 27, 2017

Cadden was convicted in March of fraud and racketeering charges stemming from the public health crisis triggered when New England Compounding Center sent tainted medicines around the country, causing a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed at least 60 and sickened hundreds. (more...)
Spider-Man Could Help Push PS4 Sales to 100 Million, Says Sony
- June 27, 2017

It seemed as if the movie gods smiled on fans as Sony worked out a partnership with Marvel Studios, which allowed Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. " Venom " starring Tom Hardy will open next year with plans already in place for "Silver and Black", a movie focused on Spider-Man frenemies Silver Sable and Black Cat. (more...)