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Samsung will prevent Galaxy Note7 from exploding with an OTA update
- September 14, 2016

After numerous instances of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire, Samsung is in the process of running one of the largest consumer electronics recall programs in recent memory. Samsung said the problem was caused by a faulty battery cell and announced a large-scale recall - the first involving its flagship phone. It was also said to be a complete phone from the generation of smartphones it belongs to, but the exploding battery has left a bitter taste in people's mouths. (more...)
Scientific evidence grows for e-cigarettes as quit-smoking aids Scientific evidence grows for e-cigarettes as quit-smoking aids
- September 14, 2016

A study by Harvard concluded that e-cigarettes posed a potentially deadly threat, after researchers discovered that 75% of flavoured e-cigarettes contained diacetyl, which has been linked to severe respiratory disease. Earlier this year, the Government released a consultation proposal that included restricting these vaping e-ciggies to users 18 years and over, banning them being advertised and banning their use in smoke-free areas. (more...)
'Star Trek' explores for 50 years and beyond
- September 14, 2016

Woodward chronicling the 50 years of cast members. Owners Devan Daniels and Michael Mangold say its a business decision to move to Drumheller-a place they hope they can "live long and prosper". That kind of thing makes Geordi La Forge sad. The original "Like" button remains the same, but with some added sparkles. The " Star Trek "-themed reaction buttons will be available for a limited time for some " Star Trek " fans in the US and Canada who have shown interest in the show or science ... (more...)
'Birth of a Nation' star Parker avoids rape case question in Toronto
- September 14, 2016

The first instance came from the panel's own moderator, Essence magazine's Cori Murray - perhaps a canny way of addressing the issue head-on before questions were opened to the assembled press. At the Toronto Q&A, she called the film an inclusive "movement", noting, "That includes people who fight back against sexual violence". Birth of a Nation was touted as an awards contender after two years in which the Oscars were slammed for the stark lack of diversity among the top nominees. (more...)
Miss America has first out contestant
- September 14, 2016

The Fayetteville native is a senior at the University of Arkansas and she's a Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "What I would want both candidates to focus on is compromise", Shields said. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell performs onstage during the 2017 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (more...)
Hillary Clinton blasts Russian Federation, as Donald Trump softens immigration stance Hillary Clinton blasts Russian Federation, as Donald Trump softens immigration stance
- September 14, 2016

Head-to-head, Trump had a one-point - 49 percent to 48 percent - lead over Clinton among likely voters . The new poll shows only 88 percent of Democratic likely voters in OH back Clinton - down from 95 percent support in last month's survey. (more...)
Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trailer Released
- September 14, 2016

As demonstrated in the picture below, the classic "like" button is still there, but available for a limited time are updates that include the Vulcan salute for "love", Kirk for "haha", Spock for "wow", Geordi for "sad", and those feisty Klingons for "angry". (more...)
9/11 dead honoured at Ground Zero 9/11 dead honoured at Ground Zero
- September 14, 2016

Obama said at a Pentagon memorial service that he is inspired by the resilience of the victims' families. Houses of worship throughout the city had tolled their bells at 8:46 a.m., the time American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the North Tower. (more...)
Flour furor: BBC loses rights to 'Great British Bake Off' Flour furor: BBC loses rights to 'Great British Bake Off'
- September 14, 2016

Very sad news. They're wonderful girls who made the show what it is. "The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm", they said. Meanwhile, a Channel 4 spokesman told the website: "'We fully respect Mel and Sue's decision". Adored by many for its comforting, grandmotherly charm, the program (known as The Great British Baking Show in the US) was the most-watched on United Kingdom television past year. (more...)
Triple J considering changing date of Hottest 100 Triple J considering changing date of Hottest 100
- September 14, 2016

A triple j veteran has called on listeners to send 'January 26' A.B. Original's fiery collaboration with Dan Sultan to the top spot of the national youth broadcaster's annual Hottest 100 countdown, which it's been confirmed will be held on that very date in 2017. (more...)
22 arrested at protest on construction site 22 arrested at protest on construction site
- September 14, 2016

Two protesters who bound themselves to equipment remained at the construction site early Tuesday afternoon, Preskey said. Wednesday's event in Old Town Fort Collins goes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The project is scheduled to be in service by the end of the year. Federal agencies on Friday temporarily halted the project on federal land bordering or under a reservoir and asked the company for a " voluntary pause" on construction near that area. (more...)
Action Mulan Film Revives Anti-Whitewashing Petition Action Mulan Film Revives Anti-Whitewashing Petition
- September 14, 2016

At least 88,000 people are saying they've had enough of Hollywood's habit of " whitewashing " movies, and they want to make sure it doesn't happen again in Disney's live-action reboot of " Mulan ". We'll keep an eye on this one. Do you think this petition has a point? Earlier this year, it was reported nearly 35,000 had signed a petition calling for studio bosses to exercise greater cultural sensitivity when casting the live film version. (more...)
Years & Years Release New Song Meteorite
- September 14, 2016

In the 123-minute movie, Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones . "If there's anyone I'd like to be it's Bridget ", he says. "I can't quite believe we are still here 16 years after the first (film)". " Meteorite " features on the soundtrack for Bridget Jones' Baby . It's then that her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. (more...)
[Ticker] UK may use work permits to control European Union migration [Ticker] UK may use work permits to control European Union migration
- September 14, 2016

She noted, however, that Brussels and the European Union commissioners could consider alternative options. Introduced in 2009, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, USA immigration authorities assess whether a visitor is eligible to enter the country under its visa waiver programme, before they arrive at the border. (more...)
1st gay Miss America contestant eliminated from competition
- September 14, 2016

Ms. Shields' jazz dance during the talent portion of the Miss America contest may just be as impressive to Beyonce as it was for the contest judges. The pageant in Atlantic City was a long way from Shields ' routine as an art student at the University of Arkansas, where she said in a previous interview she ordinarily can be found with her hair in a bun with a paintbrush holding it up and a paint-covered button-down shirt over yoga trousers and tennis shoes. (more...)
Court hears challenge to New Hampshire 'ballot selfie' law Court hears challenge to New Hampshire 'ballot selfie' law
- September 14, 2016

Opponents of the measure contend ballot-box selfies are a form of political speech familiar to first-time voters, akin to the photos they post of themselves on vacation, at concerts or with friends. The ban was passed in 2014 as an amendment to an existing law that bars voters from showing a completed ballot to someone else before submitting it at the polls. (more...)
Trump Tells RT-Television It's 'Unlikely' Russia Interfering In US Election
- September 14, 2016

Clinton criticized Trump for not acknowledging that Putin has invaded Ukraine, saying the Republican nominee "approved of (Putin's) wishlist" and doesn't "even really" understand "what Putin has already done" and calling his praise "an unseemly identification". (more...)
Clinton double: President stumps in Philly during Clinton's convalescence
- September 14, 2016

Trump Foundation to transform it "from a standard-issue rich person's philanthropy into a charity that allowed a rich man to be philanthropic for free". "For four years, I had a front-row seat". Clinton said that his wife was doing fine but added that she frequently faints because of dehydration. "I saw her in the situation room where she argued for the mission of (Osama) bin Laden. (more...)
Zayn Malik to publish a memoir Zayn Malik to publish a memoir
- September 14, 2016

Zayn Malik is set to debut an autobiography about his childhood, his time in One Direction and his new solo career in a tell-all called, you guessed it, " Zayn ". The book will blend personal stories, thoughts, drawings and never-before-seen personal photographs. Malik's book, aptly titled Zayn , will be a memoir/photo journal hybrid, giving the world a glimpse into the former One Directioner and current, wildly successful solo act. (more...)
Ryan Lochte's 10-month ban official; teammates out through end of 2016
- September 14, 2016

Bentz was suspended for his role in a incident in Rio de Janeiro following the swimming portion of the Olympic Games , where he became the first Georgia male swimmer in history to win a gold medal. None of the four swimmers will receive stipends from USA Swimming or the USOC during their suspensions; they will also be left out of Team USA's visit to the White House. (more...)

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