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Explosive sales for newest 'Harry Potter' tale: 2 million and counting
- August 14, 2016

Starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, the first, Yates-helmed Beasts movie is set for theatrical release on November 18. A sequel has been confirmed to be released on November 2018 . Fantastic Beasts the film is neither a sequel nor a prequel to the Potter adventures. Abhay Gupte, Chief Executive Officer, Manipal Technologies Ltd., said, "As the country's largest secure printing solutions organisation, MTL's systems and processes are built to execute such Harry ... (more...)
Prosecution rests against soldier in woman's stabbing death
- August 14, 2016

He is expected to receive a lifetime prison sentence September 19. First degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence. Police say Barnes stabbed Cheryl Silvonek five times. But she described how Barnes slit her mother's throat. With 911 dialed on his phone, and his finger over the call button, Barnes said his girlfriend pulled his arm away and then told him the attack came after she told her mother she was pregnant. (more...)
Team GB make blistering start to Velodrome Team GB make blistering start to Velodrome
- August 14, 2016

Earlier on the two battled it out in the heats taking world records one after the other. Canada meanwhile comfortably sealed the bronze medal with a comprehensive victory over New Zealand , finishing nearly four seconds ahead of the opposition. (more...)
'Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American'
- August 14, 2016

While African-American female participation in the NCAA has increased by nearly 1,000% since Title IX over 30 years ago, the majority of those athletes do track and field and basketball. When Simone Manuel woke up Thursday, she was just another Olympic swimmer. Biles has won three. "It's been a long journey for me", she said after the race. (more...)
Ne-Yo pays tribute to gun victims at Teen Choice Awards
- August 14, 2016

While it's an honor to win, many pointed out that FOX didn't mention Grimmie's name once during the ceremony, even when an entire segment of the award show was dedicated to ending gun violence. The venue went silent as Ne-Yo performed Marvin Gaye's classic song, " What's Going On ". From Justin Timberlake's inspirational speech to Jessica Alba's emotional tribute to gun violence, this was one award show not to miss. (more...)
Everyone thinks CBB is a fix after Chloe Khan's comments Everyone thinks CBB is a fix after Chloe Khan's comments
- August 14, 2016

Asked if Bear would be different in the house without her, she replied, "I think you haven't seen anything yet". Asked if she had heard that from Graziano, Khan defended herself, saying: "The exact thing she said to Bear about making a thing (romance) for the show, she said to me before on Whatsapp.so I knew she was trying to create a thing in there". (more...)
Southeast Louisiana floods prompt rescues
- August 14, 2016

In addition, there is also a flood warning along many rivers in the region and coastal shores in both Louisiana and Mississippi, Nola.com said. In Mississippi, water rescues were conducted throughout the day and two people were reported with minor injuries in Harrison County, where roads were reopened by the afternoon, the state's Emergency Management Agency said. (more...)
Reports say police have responded to shooting at mall Reports say police have responded to shooting at mall
- August 14, 2016

Outside the mall, where people gathered afterward, a police officer got on the loudspeaker on a fire truck and said there was no one shot in the mall. They quickly ran into the store with dozens of others before the doors of the mall were locked. Riggleman said they were inside the video game store for about a half-hour. (more...)
Swiss Police Report Stabbings, Fire On Train; Suspect Held
- August 14, 2016

Gallen, in northeastern Switzerland. The suspect, who has not been indentified, is accused of spilling flammable liquid on the train and setting it on fire. Agence France-Press reports one of the victims is a 6-year-old child. Later in the same month, a teenager armed with an ax and knife attacked passengers on another train in Germany , injuring a score of people. (more...)
Simone Biles Reveals Olympics Premonition, "Final Five" Special K Box on 'Today'
- August 14, 2016

Manuel's performance was not only significant, it was stunning. "I'm the first Simone Biles". After her win, she mentioned police brutality in the USA and said she hoped her victory helps mend the nation's racial divide in some way. Biles will be 23 by the time the 2020 Olympics kick off in Tokyo, but Raisman is showing at the age of 22 that medals can be won in bunches even beyond teen-age years. (more...)
Trump Calls To Stake Out Polling Places Trump Calls To Stake Out Polling Places
- August 14, 2016

Trump on Friday said Republican leaders in Pennsylvania "are very concerned" about the possibility of cheating - adding, "We have to call up law enforcement, and we have to have the sheriffs and the police chiefs and everybody watching". Voter ID laws have always been criticized as a masked strategy to discourage minorities from voting. In television interviews and on the stump, Donald Trump has begun warning of a "rigged" November election that would benefit Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Star Wars actor behind R2-D2 robot dies aged 81
- August 14, 2016

Some of his more memorable acts of bravery include, in Episode I, The Phantom Menace (1999), he fixes the Queen's shield generator and turns the autopilot off of Anakin's ship. Baker's agent, Johnny Mans, confirmed his death. Feels like losing family. Goodbye Mister Kenny Baker . Love you. Will miss you! "I don't want to be stuck in a robot, what for, for goodness' sake?". (more...)
Mets tell Yoenis Cespedes to chill on golfing while on disabled list
- August 14, 2016

Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said the three-time Cy Young victor hasn't participated in any baseball activity since he suffered a setback in a simulated game July 16. Mets: Cespedes (quadriceps) joined David Wright, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Asdrubal Cabrera and more Mets on the disabled list. (more...)
Global stocks waver ahead of US retail sales data
- August 14, 2016

For the week, the Dow rose 0.2 per cent, the S&P 500 edged up 0.1 per cent and the Nasdaq gained 0.2 per cent. That sets a decidedly more upbeat tone for the US economy, which experienced a slowdown in the beginning of the year and another hit from the Britain's vote this summer to exit from the European Union. (more...)
Unison backs Corbyn for Labour leader
- August 14, 2016

The Labour leader is speaking in Sunderland, a region that surprised many Remain campaigners by voting for Brexit. This leadership election shouldn't be taking place. I will do what I have always done is vote Labour". It had no weight whatsoever in our party. It is the first time we have had a leader and I've thought, yes. (more...)
Harry Potter's 'Cursed Child' story already a U.S. best-seller Harry Potter's 'Cursed Child' story already a U.S. best-seller
- August 13, 2016

In summary, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may not be flawless but it will be close enough to leave the vast majority of those shelling out vast amounts feeling that they have got good value for money. Harry Potter fanatics have a lot to celebrate this Sunday. Sugar Island Bakery and Supplies in Surf City is holding its release party from noon to 6 p.m. (more...)
Margot Robbie Really Wants To Do a Harley Quinn & Joker Movie
- August 13, 2016

That being said, I didn't get enough of him to form an opinion of Leto's Joker. "I could easily just play the Joker a couple more times and then retire". Harley Quinn , a.k.a. Dr. Harleen Quinzel is a DC Comics supervillian who was first introduced as an enemy of Batman. Maybe one day we'll actually get to see this big flashback moment between Batman and The Joker with our own eyes! "Yeah, so there's a lot, but it didn't make sense to confuse the current and present storyline to ... (more...)
Jamaican superstar aims to repeat treble in Rio
- August 13, 2016

At the age of 48, the four-time Olympic champion was happy to tip himself in a fantasy race that can never happen, even though Bolt has twice lowered the world record set by Johnson in 1996 to its current time of 19.19 seconds. In light of those missed weeks of training and some rust around the edges, super-fast times are probably unlikely for Bolt in Rio but, as ever, he remained supremely optimistic. (more...)
Olympics: Phelps not un-retiring, says 'I'm done!' Olympics: Phelps not un-retiring, says 'I'm done!'
- August 13, 2016

Who was the swimmer that sent Singapore wild and denied U.S. swimming legend Michael Phelps his 23rd Olympic gold medal? Phelps, who had already won four golds in Rio, was one of three men to finish joint second: Chad Le Clos , Laszlo Cseh and Phelps shared the silver medal. (more...)
Max Whitlock: Team GB star wins superb medal in gymnastics Max Whitlock: Team GB star wins superb medal in gymnastics
- August 13, 2016

But at the half-way stage it was Verniaiev, the 2014 world champion on the parallel bars, who emerged as the front runner, shattering the notion that it would be a straight shoot-out between Whitlock and Uchimura, with the Briton in silver medal position and the Japanese star in bronze. (more...)

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