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In Another Astonishing Upset, Serena Williams Is Ousted From the Rio Olympics In Another Astonishing Upset, Serena Williams Is Ousted From the Rio Olympics
- August 11, 2016

Williams won 6-1, 6-1 on June 1 to advance to the quarterfinals before eventually falling to Garbine Muguruza in the Finals. Already down a set in her third-round singles match against 15th-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, Williams suddenly lost all ability to control her serve. (more...)
Rowing Canceled as Skies Darken Over Rio Olympics Rowing Canceled as Skies Darken Over Rio Olympics
- August 11, 2016

Wind led to more disruption on Wednesday, with an initial postponement followed 20 minutes later by confirmation from the World Rowing Federation (FISA) that racing was off for the day. "We have the chance to do two sessions on Friday and Saturday". He added: "We could even have two rounds on the same day and, with nine days, including Sunday morning, we are confident we are ready for almost anything the weather can throw at us". (more...)
Millions of Americans drinking unsafe water Millions of Americans drinking unsafe water
- August 11, 2016

The concentration of chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances ( PFASs ) in water exceeds government-recommended safety standards. Hu pointed out that the issue of PFAS chemicals in the drinking water supply may be even more widespread than their study detected, because "a third of the country doesn't have data". (more...)
Chance The Rapper Featured in Nike USA Basketball Chance The Rapper Featured in Nike USA Basketball "Unlimited Together" Commercial
- August 11, 2016

The somber yet exciting scene for the video is set by the entire thing being shot in black and white. "We need heroes in our story / we need highlights for a night light, we need glory for a while." Chano raps, "We want a W, we exhausted of picking different sides / I got your jersey, just a different size / We all want you to be a buzzer beater / Find us a leader far from Silent Bob's and Cousin Skeeter's / Through the perilous fight, want you to be courageous / We want us a hero, we need ... (more...)
Manchester United have changed their values, says Lindegaard
- August 11, 2016

Considering how long this transfer saga has lasted, it's no real surprise that Pogba's reveal in a United shirt was unconventional, but bloody hell it didn't have to happen like this, did it? The 23-year-old said conversations with worldwide colleague Raphael Varane and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata - who was on loan at Juventus last season - left him in no doubt Mourinho is the right man to help his career flourish. (more...)
Libertarian Weld to file petitions to secure ballot access
- August 11, 2016

Weld said Monday he's spoken with a handful of Republican members of Congress who are considering reassessing their endorsements for the fall. "My analysis", Weld said, "is as I was saying before: we have a path to run right up the middle and win the whole thing here". (more...)
Stephen Amell Tweets Set Photo Featuring Grant Gustin's Stephen Amell Tweets Set Photo Featuring Grant Gustin's
- August 11, 2016

The existence of this photo suggests a four-show crossover could take place early on in the season, and it probably helps that Supergirl is now on team CW to better coordinate with the different shows. The only difference is, this year will feature more than just an Arrow and The Flash crossover. Previous year the crossover served as an introduction to the characters featured in Legends of Tomorrow Season 1. (more...)
Libertarians submit placeholder for Ohio presidential ballot Libertarians submit placeholder for Ohio presidential ballot
- August 11, 2016

Libertarians trying to get a presidential candidate on Ohio's ballot have submitted signatures for someone other than their party's nominee, Gary Johnson. However, the relative unpopularity of both major party candidates will mean that we're likely to see record numbers of write-in votes on ballots in November. (more...)
Sheriff's office says 2 officers shot in western Arkansas Sheriff's office says 2 officers shot in western Arkansas
- August 11, 2016

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Fort Smith and Greenwood Police Departments and the Arkansas State Police all responded to the scene. The source revealed that, the man is named as Billy Jones, the 34-year-old gun-wielding suspect, was taken into custody hours after barricading himself inside the house, authorities said. (more...)
Christopher Biggins to visit Auschwitz after making anti-Semitic CBB comments
- August 11, 2016

And not least because according to the Mirror today, Celebrity Big Brother bosses and Channel 5 could already be facing hefty fines imposed by telly watchdog Ofcom, depending upon the results of the industry regulator's enquiries into viewer complaints. (more...)
Will Orlando's Pulse Nightclub Be Turned Into a Memorial?
- August 11, 2016

He added: "People are traveling from all over the country, really all over the world..." On Wednesday, Dyer toured the Pulse site with Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, who is now visiting Orlando with his husband. "It's sacred ground to her". Dyer said that, while the planning process moves forward, he believes the building should not be torn down, the site should be surrounded by "adequate fencing", and the city should keep the space where people have left flowers, candles and ... (more...)
'The Flash', with Ezra Miller, begins filming in London January 2017
- August 11, 2016

Thanks to the film's cast list, we already knew that Miller was going to be in Suicide Squad. Suicide Squad made $14.27 million in North America during its first Tuesday (5 days after its release), a record for August which was previously held by Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ($11.9 million). (more...)
Olympics-Swimming-Hosszu takes third solo gold in 200m medley Olympics-Swimming-Hosszu takes third solo gold in 200m medley
- August 11, 2016

If the 200 IM final was scheduled before the 200 fly semis, there's a much better chance she would have given this event a shot. Out of the pool, it's looking good for Team GB in tennis, rowing, rugby, windsurfing and hockey. She's trained so hard and it makes all the sacrifices they do worth it. "Hopefully she'll stay fit and well going forward and I think she'll get this off her back now, in terms of being precious about the medley, as I think she can do quite well in a few events". (more...)
Bon Iver to release new album at live show on Friday Bon Iver to release new album at live show on Friday
- August 11, 2016

With all of this backlash - much of which seems to have come in the wake of his 2011 self-titled album , with its hints of new-wave and windswept post-rock - it feels like little wonder that Vernon opt to recede into the shadows for a few years. (more...)
Vail Resorts to buy ski resort Whistler Blackcomb
- August 11, 2016

This deal is but one example of how ski resorts nowadays seek partners and merge on some occasions, due to decreasing snowfall and sales of season passes. What are your thoughts on the sale of our beloved Whistler Blackcomb? That compares with about 5,300 skiable acres at Vail Mountain Resort. That's going to continue as we work with our new colleagues at Vail Resorts as well as our employees, local businesses, community and government stakeholders to make Whistler Blackcomb better than ... (more...)
Laura Whitmore is the third contestant confirmed for Strictly! Laura Whitmore is the third contestant confirmed for Strictly!
- August 11, 2016

Laura said that she liked dancing, and had even spent a summer learning how to Irish dance as a child, but added: "I think ballroom and Latin are a bit different!" "I really hope I'm good!" The Bray native will join politician Ed Balls and musician Will Young on the popular BBC dance competition. (more...)
California wildfire surges, thousands of homes threatened
- August 11, 2016

Firefighters say the blaze remains about 6 percent contained. Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire. Firefighters have worked in the air and on the ground to build fire lines and snuff out the flames, said U.S. Individuals with large and small animals may bring their animals to the San Bernardino County Devore Animal Shelter 19777 Shelter Way San Bernardino, CA. (more...)
New Brunswick firefighters headed to Nova Scotia to help with wildfire
- August 11, 2016

The fire is moving forward and backward, pushed by the wind into places it has already burned. Rudderham said the whole province is "very dry", and urged all Nova Scotians to be careful anywhere they go. There is no threat to communities "yet", and Kejimkujik park is not now in danger, he said. Another fire burning in Pictou county at Perch Lake has grown to about 10 hectares, with officials reporting it as 80 per cent contained as of Tuesday morning. (more...)
After winning gold, a swimmer shows the heart of a champion
- August 11, 2016

As the National Anthem played, capping Phelps' first podium of Tuesday night, he was caught on camera having a laugh. But with nine of those gold medals coming from relay events over his four summer Olympic appearances, Phelps' total for individual medals comes to 12. (more...)
Rihanna Reportedly Cast In Ocean's 8 With Anne Hathaway And Mindy Kaling Rihanna Reportedly Cast In Ocean's 8 With Anne Hathaway And Mindy Kaling
- August 11, 2016

Mindy Kaling and Nora Lum , also known by her rap moniker " Awkwafina ", will be cast members in the Warner Bros-produced "Ocean's Eight", according to a report from Deadline . Rumours have also suggested that some of the male stars of Soderbergh's trilogy - including George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt - might make cameo appearances in the new project. (more...)

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