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Over 70 Republicans agree to stop helping Trump's campaign Over 70 Republicans agree to stop helping Trump's campaign
- August 15, 2016

Trump has drawn criticism from Democrats this week for falsely claiming that Obama helped start the notorious extremist group. Pennsylvania also notably struck down a voter ID law in 2014, a fact that Trump said was "shocking" in his Friday speech. (more...)
Yankees hit five home runs in easy victory over Rays
- August 15, 2016

Yep, what you saw above had never happened before in the entire sprawl of major-league history. And the Rays (46-69) played flawless foils, serving up a season-high five home runs - four by starter RHP Matt Andriese - in the 8-4 loss that proved to be historic. (more...)
'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey Has Conviction Overturned
- August 15, 2016

In his decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin was critical of investigators, Dassey's pretrial attorney and the state courts on how they handled the case, concluding that Dassey's constitutional rights were violated. March 18, 2007: After deliberating for almost 22 hours over three days, jurors convict Avery, now 44, of first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. (more...)
'It's Not Over': 3 Dead in 'Historic' Louisiana Flooding
- August 15, 2016

I'd kick at it for a while". Electric utility company Entergy Louisiana said that more than 11,700 customers had been affected by power outages as of Saturday night. The Coast Guard said its helicopters rescued more than 50 people from rooftops, vehicles and trailers on Saturday. Busloads of people who were rescued from floodwaters in Baton Rouge are arriving at a sprawling movie studio complex being transformed into a makeshift shelter. (more...)
BBC sportscaster keeps promise, appears on air in his underwear
- August 15, 2016

During the BBC1 football highlights show Lineker kept a straight face throughout and didn't make any references to his state of undress other than to say that "nothing much has really changed". But it turns out that Gary's trousers actually cost his own son £90, after it emerged George Lineker had placed a £50 bet on the undies being blue. (more...)
Housemates row over food antics ahead of eviction nominations Housemates row over food antics ahead of eviction nominations
- August 15, 2016

Encouraged by Marnie Simpson, Lewis Bloor and Stephen Bear, the former X Factor contestant whipped off her top and bra to gyrate on the metal pole in the garden. While the former X Factor star has mostly kept herself out of the drama as of late - that all changed when Stephen Bear and Heavy D made a decision to mess up the house. (more...)
Trump wants you to help prevent a rigged election Trump wants you to help prevent a rigged election
- August 15, 2016

Indeed, the RNC and prominent Republicans have been working on the issue for years, seeking to rebut charges of election-year opportunism in pitching to black voters. Trump has a handful of stock campaign pledges: to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, to curb immigration, to destroy the Islamic State group and to bring industrial jobs back to America. (more...)
Adele Reveals She Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime 2017 Show Adele Reveals She Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime 2017 Show
- August 15, 2016

Adele, it turns out, agrees with the doubters. Earlier this week it was reported that the singer was in discussions to headline the halftime show at the National Football League event, which takes place at the NRG Stadium in Houston next February. (more...)
Manuel celebrates historic swimming gold
- August 15, 2016

Admitting he had pushed himself to the limits, Murphy said: "That one was very painful but I wanted it really bad". We pulled different articles and started reading. Taken together, that history puts African-American children at risk. Sharron wanted them all to be able to hang out at the pool in the hot Houston summers without worrying about their safety. (more...)
American Anthony Ervin wins men's 50 freestyle gold American Anthony Ervin wins men's 50 freestyle gold
- August 15, 2016

It's for all the people after me, who believe they can't do it. "The other girls are saying, 'Penny, you just won gold, turn around, '" she said. Both Cate and Bronte Campbell of Australia failed to win a medal in the 100m distance on Thursday and neither landed on the podium in the splash and dash. (more...)
Arianna Huffington to step down from Huffington Post
- August 15, 2016

Ms Huffington said she could not run The Huffington Post and Thrive Global at the same time. "I fully expected to be able to continue leading HuffPost while also building Thrive Global ", Huffington tells the New York Times today, "But it became clear that this was an illusion as Thrive went from an idea to a reality, with investors, staff and offices". (more...)
Robert De Niro Compares Donald Trump to 'Taxi Driver' Character
- August 15, 2016

This year, in honor of " Taxi Driver ", hundreds of Sarajevo cab drivers drove around all day with De Niro's pictures stuck on their vehicles. The festival was officially opened by two-time Oscar-winning USA actor and producer Robert De Niro during a ceremony at the National Theatre, Xinhua reported . (more...)
Rose positioned for golf's 1st Olympic gold medal in century Rose positioned for golf's 1st Olympic gold medal in century
- August 15, 2016

That has a cool ring to it! "Once I got here and experienced the whole vibe I've just been really excited and to come out with a medal is great". It's such an honour for me, I had a great time. But last week a Brazilian security officer was fatally shot after taking a wrong turn into a slum, two Australian rowing coaches were attacked and robbed in Ipanema and Portugal's education minister was held up at knifepoint on a busy street. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Key To Making Paul Pogba Settle - Gerard Houllier
- August 15, 2016

Manchester United's world-record signing Paul Pogba says it was his destiny to return to Old Trafford. The atmosphere around the club will also be important as Houllier pointed out that the Frenchman won't be at his best week-in-week-out, therefore Manchester United would have to take care of their record signing. (more...)
International Olympic Committee to fix green water in diving pool
- August 15, 2016

Apparently, hydrogen peroxide isn't just for cleaning cuts and scrapes, The New York Times reports, it's also an effective cleaning agent used to clean swimming pools. Hydrogen Peroxide. Officials organizing the Games said a contractor had erroneously put 80 litres of Hydrogen Peroxide into the pool which neutralised the chlorine. (more...)
Twitter scores Leslie Jones a Rio role after overcoming abuse
- August 15, 2016

After the victory, Walsh Jennings tweeted at Jones: "We felt YOU! ". Forget what they say on the Internet. "And then once they've come true, you have nothing to be scared of". But even though she is looking at a trip to Rio later in the week and is busy preparing, it hasn't stopped her tweets. "I didn't do anything to deserve this", Jones tweeted after retweeting some of the horrid messages aimed at her. (more...)
Leslie Jones gives Ryan Seacrest an Olympian boost
- August 15, 2016

She landed in Rio on Thursday, and has attended and live-tweeted gymnastics, swimming, beach volleyball and track and field events with enthusiasm, even meeting some of her Olympic idols while there. The actor and comedian loves the Olympics. Which is why Jones did a cartwheel in front of him. On including old journal entries in her book: "They're disgusting". (more...)
Watch Drake Bring Out LeBron James at Columbus Concert Watch Drake Bring Out LeBron James at Columbus Concert
- August 15, 2016

Drake also switched up the song's lyrics to reflect the all-star's presence. After the song ended, James spoke to the crowd as it chanted MVP. While Drake performed " Pop Style ", James was bopping along. As expected, the crowd went bonkers for the appearance of the four-time NBA MVP. Drake and LeBron have been friends for a while and James was recently in Toronto for Drake's OVO Fest along with Tristan Thompson, J.R. (more...)
Chloe evicted from Celebrity Big Brother house Chloe evicted from Celebrity Big Brother house
- August 15, 2016

Earlier in the day, Bear is also reminded by Big Brother not to goad his housemates, after antagonising Renee Graziano during her argument with Heavy D about the washing up. She said: "The exact thing she said to Bear, like "let's make a thing for the show", she said it to me before on Whatsapp". She defended controversial housemate Bear, saying: "He likes to spice it up...everyone takes it so personal and he's such a nice person really". (more...)
U.S. Women's Soccer Team Eliminated At
- August 15, 2016

It was a stunning ending for the USA women, who had dominated play against a team no one thought was their match. Then an hour into the game, Sweden's Stina Blackstenius took a through ball from the middle of the field and tucked her shot past a charging Solo and inside the right post. (more...)

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