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Snowden says will vote in presidential election Snowden says will vote in presidential election
- September 18, 2016

Snowden is in the spotlight again, thanks in part to Oliver Stone's recently released biopic about him, and as momentum builds around a campaign urging President Barack Obama to pardon Snowden before he leaves office in January, the House Intelligence Committee is letting it be known where they stand on the guy. (more...)
Kanye West Acknowledges Criticism of Yeezy Season 4 Fashion Show Kanye West Acknowledges Criticism of Yeezy Season 4 Fashion Show
- September 18, 2016

While attending the unconventional show, the mother-of-two posed with her model sisters Kendall and Kylie, who, like her, were outfitted in West's designs. "You know, what was I going to do? I want you all to look at it with your eyes and not with your ears", he wrote. "I'm not saying that this is a fashion proposition, I'm saying that this is a human proposition", West told Vogue in an interview ahead of his show. (more...)
Tech doomed by turnovers, Volunteers win Battle of Bristol
- September 18, 2016

Kelly's touchdown drove No.17 Tennessee to a 45-24 win over Virginia Tech at the racetrack, which fans exhausted and sunburnt from a full day of tailgating were leaving with increasing frequency. "We had beat ourselves", Jones said about the first quarter . "I thought our guys prepared really well, traveled really well. We have to learn how to have intensity for 60 minutes". (more...)
How to Watch 2016 Emmy Awards Live Online
- September 18, 2016

HBO was the big victor during last year's Emmys, sweeping the best drama series (Game Of Thrones), best comedy series (Veep) and best limited series categories ( Olive Kitterage ) on its way 14 primetime Emmys wins and 43 total Emmy statuettes. (more...)
Los Angeles airport shooter pleads guilty, faces life term Los Angeles airport shooter pleads guilty, faces life term
- September 18, 2016

He railed against the TSA in his letter, likening airport screening areas to "Nazi checkpoints". Hernandez' wife, Ana Machuca, told The Associated Press last week that she had wanted a death sentence for Ciancia but understood how lengthy that legal process would have been and now supports his lifetime prison sentence. (more...)
'Sully' lands at No. 1 in weekend win for director Eastwood
- September 18, 2016

Finishing in second was another one of the weekend's new wide releases, Sony and Screen Gems' When the Bough Breaks, while Lionsgate's The Wild Life and Relativity's The Disappointments Room failed to make much of an impression. release. Don't Breathe stayed in the top five this week, coming in at No. 3 for the weekend with $8.2 million. It likely won't have a lot of legs to it but it'll do well overall, though less than the similarly themed film The Perfect Guy , which arrived the same ... (more...)
Protesters Disrupt Ryan Lochte's First Night on Dancing With the Stars Protesters Disrupt Ryan Lochte's First Night on Dancing With the Stars
- September 18, 2016

Two men were arrested after they apparently attempted to rush the stage during a live recording of the reality show " Dancing with the Stars " while disgraced Olympian Ryan Lochte performed with his partner Cheryl Burke. The two protesters were being held pending charges of suspicion of trespassing. "We don't take what he did lightly", Soroudi said. Lopez says no one was injured or listed as a victim in the incident. (more...)
Trump Says Clinton Guards Should Disarm and 'See What Happens'
- September 18, 2016

The comment was markedly similar to one Trump made in August when he suggested that "the Second Amendment people" might take action against Clinton. "Let's see what happens to her", he added. It'd be very unsafe. The Clinton team's biggest challenge regarding Mrs Obama is getting the reluctant campaigner to commit to more events. (more...)
Snowden hits back at House report terming him 'disgruntled employee'
- September 18, 2016

Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other major human rights groups will officially launch a campaign on 14 September, requesting US President Barack Obama to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for revealing classified information about the US spy agencys surveillance programs. (more...)
No PS4 Pro Support for The Witcher 3
- September 18, 2016

Following Sony's announcement earlier this month, Reddit user govind1262 sent an e-mail to CD Projekt Red, asking whether a PS4 Pro patch is now in the works at the studio. Fans were recently treated to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Game of the Year Edition last August 30. The Witcher 3 is one of the most successful games of all time and no doubt some fans will be a little disappointed that they won't get to experience it via the Pro. (more...)
For nominees, Emmy Day can be a break from calorie counting
- September 18, 2016

In addition, co-stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, who are married on the series, also tied the knot in real life. The cast of Game of Thrones finally got some respect in a big way. Should win: Anthony Anderson (but makes me yearn for separate comedy and dramedy categories). Small blue-ribbon judging panels gave way to the group's 20,000 members voting on key winners, rendering the awards more democratic. (more...)
Bill Clinton Jokes About Email Scandal
- September 18, 2016

Politico's Ken Vogel describes the event as "one last glitzy fundraising bash" before Hillary Clinton wins the November election and takes office, after which the Clintons' ties to the foundation are in doubt. "Well, you're always concerned but I was pretty sure I knew what it was because she had been working hard, she was dehydrated, she had been standing up a long time there, and, you know she wanted to go to that 9/11 ceremony, and we both thought it would be okay", President Clinton ... (more...)
Barack Obama warns that tribunal's South China Sea ruling is binding
- September 18, 2016

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte adjusts his headset at the start of the retreat session in the ongoing 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits at the National Convention Center, Wednesday, Sept. It was an apparent attempt to publicize its concerns before ASEAN leaders met with Chinese Premier Li Kequiang in the Laotian capital in a side summit. (more...)
WP Kinsella, whose book inspired Field of Dreams, dies at 81 WP Kinsella, whose book inspired Field of Dreams, dies at 81
- September 18, 2016

Kinsella's best-known work was Shoeless Joe, a 1982 novel about a farmer in Iowa who builds a baseball field on his property in the hopes of attracting his hero, Shoeless Joe Jackson . He began writing very early in life, winning a YMCA contest at the age of 14. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Victoria nearly, at the age of 40, and a Masters of Fine Arts in English from the University of Iowa in 1978. (more...)
Novelist WP Kinsella, author of 'Shoeless Joe,' dies at 81 Novelist WP Kinsella, author of 'Shoeless Joe,' dies at 81
- September 17, 2016

Scott Crawford, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's director of operations, said he was saddened to learn of the author's death. " Shoeless Joe ", which was published in 1982, was by far his most famous work. In 1978 he earned a master of fine arts in English through the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. Before becoming a professional author, he taught English at the University of Calgary, the biography said. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' bids to make Emmys history
- September 17, 2016

Even with the increased exposure with more episodes centered on her character, she will have to wait to win her first Emmy award. Identifying big-picture lessons from the Emmys has become more challenging since the Television Academy, which presents the awards , implemented changes to its voting procedure. (more...)
Ford Moving All US Small Car Production To Mexico
- September 17, 2016

A Ford representative told CNN the company plans to transfer production of other vehicles to the Wayne facility, and that no USA -based jobs will be lost as a result of the move. The future of smaller cars in the USA may depend on the ability to electrify their powertrains and introduce them to ride-sharing fleets in which they can generate revenue from fares paid by multiple riders. (more...)
Bridget Jones returns for more romantic entanglements
- September 17, 2016

Jim Broadbent plays Dad and Sally Phillips returns as Shazza. I appreciated Emma Thompson's character pointing out that Bridget doesn't necessarily need either of the two men in this . The music was used effectively with specific songs to express Bridget's feelings. All three leads are perfectly capable of handling both the comedic situations and heartfelt, touching scenes easily and there are some hilarious psychical comedy moments, such as them both trying to get Bridget to the ... (more...)
Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner Nick Gordon loses wrongful death case
- September 17, 2016

Brown had been found unconscious in her bathtub in January of 2015, and was placed in a medically induced coma for months before her death . "The court agreed with us, by striking Mr. An autopsy found drug intoxication and the immersion of her face in the water contributed to her death. A jury will now hear the case and decide on the damages owed by Gordon to the estate, who had been seeking $50million in their lawsuit. (more...)
Twitter Launches Streaming Apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Xbox Twitter Launches Streaming Apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Xbox
- September 17, 2016

The New York Jets rose to victory Thursday night, beating the Buffalo Bills 37-31 as Twitter kicked off its first live broadcast of an National Football League game. The first of those matches kicks off this Thursday with the New York Jets taking on the Buffalo Bills. Last week, reports swirled that Twitter's board met to consider ways to cut costs, ramp up revenue, and maybe even sell itself or properties such as video-snippet sharing service Vine or mobile application-building ... (more...)

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