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London's 'Night Tube' Trains Start Running
- August 22, 2016

London First, a lobby group, said that night activity accounted for about 8% of London economy and supported one in eight jobs in the city. London mayor Sadiq Khan rode on the first service departing from Brixton in the south. Initially all-night trains will run only on Friday and Saturday nights on the Victoria and Central lines . You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. (more...)
Tragically Hip stirs emotions in Kamloops
- August 22, 2016

It's expected to be the Hip's final tour as Downie revealed earlier this year he is fighting terminal brain cancer. When the Hip announced the tour in May after the diagnosis became public, they said: "This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us ... (more...)
Matthew McConaughey has a YouTube channel nobody knew about Matthew McConaughey has a YouTube channel nobody knew about
- August 22, 2016

After a thorough examination of all six videos, which each only last a few minutes long, we can report that the Oscar victor is incredibly earnest, woefully out of touch with technology and, most importantly, refers to himself in the third person as "McConaughey". (more...)
Barry the unlikely match-winner, Everton beats West Brom 2-1 Barry the unlikely match-winner, Everton beats West Brom 2-1
- August 22, 2016

West Brom slumped to their first defeat of the Premier League campaign as they let a one-goal lead - given to them early on by Gareth McAuley - slip at The Hawthorns, goals from Kevin Mirallas and Gareth Barry securing Ronald Koeman's first victory as Everton manager. (more...)
'War Dogs' finds drama, humor in Afghan arms deal 'War Dogs' finds drama, humor in Afghan arms deal
- August 22, 2016

They find themselves in over their heads when a middleman weapons dealer Henry Girard ( Bradley Cooper ) hooks them up with a deal that seems too good to be true: buying cheap old munitions from a former Eastern Bloc country and selling them to the Afghan army through the USA government. (more...)
India Celebrates Sakshi Malik's Historic Wrestling Bronze in Rio India Celebrates Sakshi Malik's Historic Wrestling Bronze in Rio
- August 22, 2016

Sakshi is also entitled to Rs 20 lakh earmarked for an Olympic bronze medalist under the Sports Ministry's Special Awards Scheme. "In the last round, I had to give my maximum, I had the self belief", she said. Besides this, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is also a goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent at the Rio Games, has also promised a cheque of Rs 1,01,000 for all the athletes who took part in the Olympics. (more...)
Pizza Delivery Driver Escapes After Carjacker Forces Her Into Trunk Pizza Delivery Driver Escapes After Carjacker Forces Her Into Trunk
- August 22, 2016

Officers are searching for her 2007 Silver Mazda MX3. He then allegedly pointed a rifle at the victim and forced her into the trunk of her own vehicle. Deputies said investigators "pinged" Ruise's cellphone. Shortly after, Baker County deputies responded to a auto fire near Quail Lane in Macclenny - an area police said Ruise used to frequent in the past. (more...)
Rio 2016: U.S. wins basketball gold
- August 22, 2016

Carmelo Anthony scored seven points and added seven rebounds en route to his third gold medal, the most in Olympic basketball history. The US's winning margin was the biggest in a men's Olympic basketball final since they beat Croatia 117-85 in Barcelona in 1992. (more...)
Hubris, Cocaine, and the Bad Boys of War Dogs
- August 22, 2016

Efraim is already making money selling weapons to the military, and he shows David a constantly updated website that lists contracts up for bid, big and small. "Most of what these guys did was not illegal". Based on Guy Lawson's 2011 Rolling Stone article "The Stoner Arms Dealers", the main hurdle " War Dogs " faces is the obnoxious nature of its main characters. (more...)
Clinton campaign had $58 million war chest at the start of August Clinton campaign had $58 million war chest at the start of August
- August 22, 2016

The campaign paid Giles-Parscale $8.4 million in July, about twice what the San Antonio firm had collected from it over the course of the preceding year. The campaign paid a Texas-based web design and marketing firm, Giles-Parscale, $8.4m in July, about twice as much as it made over the previous year. (more...)
Miranda Lambert Gets Engaged -- But Not to Boyfriend Anderson East! Miranda Lambert Gets Engaged -- But Not to Boyfriend Anderson East!
- August 22, 2016

Once she hit the stage, the 32-year-old singer even shared the good news with the crowd, revealing, "I got engaged today", and flashing her new pink ring. What 6-year-old boy thinks to actually propose to his favorite country star? He then put on a large show of support for his girlfriend, as he was spotted sitting right in front of the stage while Gwen performed Hollaback Girl - with Pharrell Williams - Don't Speak, and Keep on Dancing. (more...)
Koko the sign-language gorilla jams with Flea the rock star human Koko the sign-language gorilla jams with Flea the rock star human
- August 22, 2016

It also promised 'future collaborations'. Two videos of Flea and Koko are below, along with a touching Instagram photo. He attached a link to Bonfire Funds campaign to help raise awareness about endangered species. "This is the greatest thing that's ever happened", Flea said, while calling Koko a "very curious gorilla". According to the mission statement on its website, the Gorilla Foundation aims to "learn about gorillas by communicating with them, and apply our knowledge to ... (more...)
Sasha Banks Removed From House Show Listings
- August 22, 2016

Finally, she got it one last time and Charlotte managed to roll over and roll Sasha's legs up with her shoulders locked down to score the pin and the victory. The champ, though, found the strength to somehow counter into a Hurricanrana. Charlotte was left trying to play catchup for a bit, including trying to hit Natural Selection. (more...)
Frank Ocean pays tribute to Trayvon Martin in insane new 'Nikes' video
- August 22, 2016

Frank Ocean released his Boys Don't Cry magazine tonight at pop-up shop locations in New York , London, L.A., and Chicago. It seems the fans are grateful as well, with Frank's name trending on social media since the moment he reemerged on his Endless stream on Apple playing new music . (more...)
Lou Pearlman, Creator Of *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys, Dead At 62
- August 22, 2016

That wasn't the end of Pearlman's legal troubles though. Lou Pearlman , the manager and producer behind such 1990s boy bands as the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync , died at the Florida prison where he was serving a 25-year sentence for financial fraud, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Sunday. (more...)
Pop stars pay tribute to Backstreet Boys founder Lou Pearlman
- August 22, 2016

The former pop music mogul was found dead on Friday while serving a 25-year sentence for money laundering and fraud. The exact cause of Pearlman's death has not yet been revealed. A number of Pearlman's former clients have shared their thoughts following the boy band kingmaker's death. Justin's bandmate Lance Bass tweeted: "Word is that #LouPearlman has passed away". (more...)
Brock Lesnar Refuses to Rule Out UFC Return
- August 22, 2016

They had a good match on Raw so why would see the result at Summerslam? The Demon King will be crowned at SummerSlam . John Cena vs. AJ Styles : Styles won the first match between the two at Money in the Bank , and while Cena did go on to pin Styles in a six-man tag match at Battleground and AA him through a table last week on SmackDown , he still hasn't beaten Styles in a singles match . (more...)
Justin Bieber Quits Instagram Amid Social Media Hate Justin Bieber Quits Instagram Amid Social Media Hate
- August 22, 2016

Sofia even posted a video on her Snapchat where she was singing along to Justin's new long, "Let Me Love You". Of course, Bieber has never been one to take an insult lying down and he responded by implying that their entire relationship was just a case of Selena using him for attention. (more...)
Israel Charges U.N. Employee With Aiding Hamas
- August 22, 2016

After arresting a top official of humanitarian missionary group World Vision for funneling millions of dollars to Hamas, the Shin Bet and security forces announced Tuesday that they have arrested a United Nations employee for assisting Hamas. (more...)
Bahamian Dives to Finish Ahead of Felix
- August 22, 2016

As it turned out, the USA added to its lead in the overall medals table, but it broke a 29-day Summer Olympics streak of winning at least one gold that dated back to the 2008 Games. "It's definitely heartbreaking for me not to be there", she said Friday of the 200 distance. "I was like, 'Oh, wow". Competing in her fourth Olympiad, she was a favorite to do so. (more...)

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