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Some California fire evacuations lifted
- August 21, 2016

Scenes of destruction were everywhere Thursday after a huge wildfire sped through mountains and hi. A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyons, instantly engulfing homes and forcing tens of thousands of people to flee, some running for their lives just ahead of the flames. (more...)
Another twist in the All Blacks bugging saga Another twist in the All Blacks bugging saga
- August 21, 2016

The idea of searching rooms for listening devices might seem like a foreign concept to some, however Foster, when asked whether there was a degree of paranoia about the exercise, said that was not the case at all. "I don't know how that could happen". He was concerned it had come to light "on match day". "I've got to make some further enquiries". Tew said: "We've been taking some reasonable security measures on advice for a long period of time because in the end some of the intellectual ... (more...)
Inbee Park celebrates 'unreal' Olympic golf gold Inbee Park celebrates 'unreal' Olympic golf gold
- August 21, 2016

The male no-shows have sparked grumbling from some who see Olympic exposure - rarely are women's tournaments broadcast globally as during the Games - as vital to developing the women's game. "I putted better than yesterday, and after the tee shot at the 10th, I didn't make any mistake on the back nine", she said. The round of the day was shot by Maria Verchenova, whose uniquely stylish course attire, topped off with a wide-brimmed hat, invariably conveys the impression she has just popped ... (more...)
US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title
- August 21, 2016

The championship game was a rematch of the 2014 Women's Basketball World Cup final won by the Americans 77-64, but it more resembled the USA women's 103-63 rout of Spain in a Rio group stage encounter as the U.S. They have so much experience with the Olympic games and the overseas style of ball that anytime the squad would go on a drought or make a mistake, those three would step up and right the ship. (more...)
Russo Brothers Vouch For Anna Kendrick As Squirrel Girl, Tease Infinity War Russo Brothers Vouch For Anna Kendrick As Squirrel Girl, Tease Infinity War
- August 21, 2016

A well-known fandom artist on Twitter, BossLogic, even photoshopped an image of the actress to show everyone what Anna might look like as the heroine. But, of course, the Russo Brothers weren't keen on telling fans whether those stories were true. The brothers also refused to confirm how much progress they've made with Infinity War's line-up as they previously revealed they were picking out roles from a list of 65 characters. (more...)
Mr. Robot Season 2: Episode 7, "Popcorn", our criticism
- August 21, 2016

Furthermore, what's amusing that even with some people complaining about how you can't trust anything anymore in regards to the show - and yet, they're still going to watch it! Elliot's ( Rami Malek ) true location is revealed in the seventh episode of season two of the USA Network series Mr. (more...)
Ryan Lochte's apology the latest in Rio swimmers saga
- August 21, 2016

Locals of the country accuse Lochte of tampering Rio's reputation as the country held one of the most prestigious global events in Brazil's history. Phelps arrived back in the United States on Wednesday after winning five gold medals and one silver in Rio. (more...)
Billy Bragg turns on '20th Century Labour man' Jeremy Corbyn Billy Bragg turns on '20th Century Labour man' Jeremy Corbyn
- August 21, 2016

Mr Corbyn fails to command the support of the Parliamentary Labour Party and in June lost a vote of no confidence 172-40. She continued: "I'd like to see them not inciting it, I'd like to see them not standing on platforms and encouraging the sort of action where crowds of people turn up outside MPs offices and stop what is actually our job". (more...)
NYC Parks Dept. issues cheeky response to naked Trump statue NYC Parks Dept. issues cheeky response to naked Trump statue
- August 21, 2016

A statue in Union Square, New York , quickly drew the attention of people before it was removed by the city's parks department. "Starting on the project and looking at his face day in and day out when I'd come home, I began to build up some resentment", Ginger said. (more...)
Ryan Lochte owns up to 'overexaggerated' robbery story
- August 21, 2016

Lochte said he took "full responsibility" for what happened, but appeared to stop short of disavowing his original interpretation of the matter, in which he painted himself and the others as victims. Lauer questioned Lochte's story in the clip of the interview, asking why if the swimmers were speaking through an impromptu translator that they viewed that as a robbery rather than a settlement. (more...)
Colin Powell Told Clinton He Used Private Email at State
- August 21, 2016

Last month, the FBI concluded its investigation into the email matter and said it found no criminal wrongdoing on Clinton's part. He used a secure department computer to manage classified information, the statement said. Clinton's campaign responded to Sullivan's ruling with an attack on Judicial Watch . Mrs Clinton must instead respond in writing within 30 days to questions submitted by Judicial Watch, a group that has always been critical of her conduct and which is suing the ... (more...)
Clinton 'Disavows' Support From Father of Orlando Shooter
- August 21, 2016

Clinton campaign officials say they had no knowledge of Mateen's attendance, as the event was open to the public. He is a Taliban sympathizer with strongly anti-homosexual views , yet he was invited as a Democrat to Clinton's event. The Kissimmee rally itself was held at Osceola Heritage Park, which is only a few miles away from where Omar Mateen began his mass shooting. "It's the Democratic party, so everybody can join". (more...)
War Dogs Review: Why Truth Is Better Than Fiction
- August 21, 2016

Much like Pete's Dragon that also released this week, music is a large part of what's enjoyable about War Dogs . "And mayhem is always fun to document". They move into ritzy apartments, grow their company, and work off the high of securing the next major deal. "In weird way the movie's really an indictment on the government and their process. (more...)
JK Rowling Is Releasing Three New Harry Potter Books Next Month JK Rowling Is Releasing Three New Harry Potter Books Next Month
- August 21, 2016

These short e-books are the newest example of Rowling selecting a nontraditional format for continuing to spin fresh yarns about about Harry the boy wizard and the world he inhabits. The longest of these e-books is 79 pages. The second one, Heroism, Hardship And Dangerous Hobbies, will include stories about "courageous and iconic characters" Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin . (more...)
Kellyanne Conway: Paul Manafort Was 'Asked' to Quit Trump Campaign
- August 21, 2016

Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman for Breitbart News, is the new campaign CEO, while pollster and consultant Kellyanne Conway is now campaign manager. But the USA media has paid little attention to this connection, instead using the issue exclusively to pummel the Trump campaign chairman. "Manafort's resignation is a clear admission that the disturbing connections between Donald Trump's team and pro-Kremlin elements in Russian Federation and Ukraine are untenable", Robby Mook, ... (more...)
The Difference Between Miami and Everywhere Else, According to Jonah Hill
- August 21, 2016

However, I don't think he was enjoying shooting the guns as much he was enjoying realizing the rounds [of ammunition] worked at that particular moment. He's just thrilled to ride along with his eager, ethically flexible heroes - played by Miles Teller and Jonah Hill - as they plunge into the murky world of low-level military supply circa 2005. (more...)
Gold and Silver Weaker on August 19 amid Interest Rate Speculation Gold and Silver Weaker on August 19 amid Interest Rate Speculation
- August 21, 2016

Saying he is in no hurry to raise rates, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams nevertheless warned that the economy could overheat if rates are kept low for too long, like a party at which the host fails to remove the punch bowl. (more...)
S Korean president criticises opposition's visit to China over Thaad
- August 21, 2016

In July, South Korea and the United States announced that they had agreed to deploy the system in the South Korean Seongju County amid increased tensions on the peninsula over North Korea's nuclear and missile program. "We believe that China, before taking issue with our purely defensive move, should raise the issue more strongly with the North, which.is disrupting the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia", it said. (more...)
David Beckham and son Cruz visit Kanye West's pop-up shop in LA
- August 21, 2016

The pop-ups are a precursor to his The Saint Pablo North American tour, which begins on Thursday, for his platinum The Life Of Pablo album. Kanye has not indicated if he will be making an appearance at any of the pop-up shops. locations. Still, "Yeezy" was undeterred. Craig Handy, of Los Angeles, second left, reads a book as he waits in a long line for entry to Kanye West's " Pablo " pop-up shop on Friday, Aug. (more...)
Naked Trump Statues Appear in Major U.S. Cities
- August 21, 2016

They're the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE , which says it's vehemently against a Trump presidency. The orange-tinted statue-featuring a massive belly, small fingers and missing some genital parts-were simultaneously unveiled in downtown Manhattan's Union Square Park and public places in the four other U.S. (more...)

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