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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Delivers Heartbreaking Emmys Speech
- September 21, 2016

Northwestern University alumni Julia Louis-Dreyfus (C83, H07) and George R.R. Martin (J70; GJ71) both made television history at the 68th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday. "She is a trooper, and yeah it's a insane". But I really appreciate all the concerned tweets. That sent social media to mourning the "Jaws" star, who quickly tweeted, "I'm actually not Julia Louis-Dreyfus' father". (more...)
PIA advise not to carry Samsung galaxy note 7 during journey PIA advise not to carry Samsung galaxy note 7 during journey
- September 21, 2016

Airline passengers will be banned from using or charging their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets on planes, and will not be allowed to keep the devices in their check-in baggages. So the Airlines Safety commission has ordered the passengers from taking the recently launched Note 7 with them onboard. Singapore Airlines, Australia┬┤s Qantas, and Virgin Australia have announced similar bans. (more...)
Oklahoma governor urges calm after police shooting
- September 21, 2016

Crutcher died later that evening at a local hospital. (Police ultimately found no weapon in his possession or in his vehicle.) "He has his hands up and is facing the auto and looks at Shelby, and his left hand goes through the auto window, and that's when she fired her shot", Wood claimed to Tulsa World . (more...)
Maggie Smith shows Hollywood who is boss after Emmy win 1 Maggie Smith shows Hollywood who is boss after Emmy win 1
- September 21, 2016

He took the award statue and announced that they would not be mailing it to her and it would be in the lost and found if she wanted it. Later in the show, the three-time Emmy-winning actress was announced as the victor for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. (more...)
Clinton: Trump's Rhetoric On Islam Is Fuel For ISIS
- September 21, 2016

Donald Trump is calling for increased police profiling while Hillary Clinton says the need for "an intelligence surge" by local and state police - identifying so-called lone wolf attackers - is underscored by the New Jersey and NY bombings. (more...)
Reality TV Star Turned Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Mocked at the Emmys Reality TV Star Turned Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Mocked at the Emmys
- September 21, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series category for her role as Dowager-Countess, Lady Violet Crawley. The dramatic retelling of the football star's murder trial was honored as best limited series and writing, and earned awards for stars Courtney B. (more...)
Clinton Foundation to Throw Birthday Fundraiser for Bill in Manhattan
- September 21, 2016

With Hillary Clinton still recuperating from pneumonia, it fell to her husband to rally voters at a community college here Wednesday in the battleground state of Nevada. Republican rival Donald Trump will be in the Triad next week. "So let me dispute any indication that Mrs. Clinton's behavior on policy was changed in any way", Shalala said. (more...)
Miss America competition kicks off with bikinis, ballet dancing and baton twirling
- September 21, 2016

Miss America will be crowned Sunday, Sept. 11. Though she she trained daily for a shot at the swimsuit title, Weick, 22, of Mantua, took home another honor - the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award . And Miss Nevada Bailey Gumm offered, "Over 80 percent of my state is owned by the federal government, so America, you might as well have me, too! ". (more...)
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 46% to 41% in new poll
- September 21, 2016

The poll has a plus or minus 4-percentage point margin of error. Clinton had a massive lead with African-American voters in the state, 98%-2%. Now, with Trump pulling roughly even in national polls and ahead or within striking distance in most battleground states, a Trump administration is no longer some distant mirage. (more...)
Angelina Jolie loves Brad Pitt
- September 21, 2016

While we may never know what happened behind closed doors, the source suggested the incident "affected the entire family". The filing dated the couple's separation as last Thursday. According to other media sites, the laundry list of issues stems from Brad having anger problems and an alleged substance abuse problem. Given that every relationship is a two-way street, there will no doubt be many more rumours by this time tomorrow. (more...)
Watt, Texans defense dominant as Texans beat Chiefs 19-12
- September 21, 2016

Considering the run-defense issues the Chiefs faced last week, they deserve credit for fixing this. Since his injury previous year, replacements Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West have combined for a respectable 4.6 yards-per-carry average. (more...)
Edward Snowden was a disgruntled employee
- September 21, 2016

A Republican-led bipartisan US House intelligence committee on Thursday released a report calling Snowden a "serial exaggerator and fabricator" who does not fit the profile of a whistleblower. The US government has struggled to manage the effects of Snowden's disclosures, which brought to light extensive its digital surveillance programmes and have led to dramatic changes in digital communications security and worldwide data-sharing arrangements, including the annullation of a ... (more...)
Bank of England notes upside economic news as it holds rates
- September 21, 2016

August's figures followed a jump of 1.9 per cent month-on-month in July when sales had benefited from the fine weather lifting clothing sales and also from the weakened pound encouraging tourists to buy expensive items such as watches and jewellery. (more...)
Warren rips Wells Fargo CEO for 'gutless leadership'
- September 21, 2016

Strumpf was in the hot seat over revelations that Wells Fargo secretly opened more than 2 million accounts without customers' permission, as part of an apparent effort to exceed sales goals. Get free real-time news alerts from the Beacon Hill Patch. No senior executives have been fired from Well Fargo in connection with the issue. (more...)
Dollar retreats in Asia ahead of Fed, BoJ meet Dollar retreats in Asia ahead of Fed, BoJ meet
- September 21, 2016

Higher U.S. rates, or lower Japanese rates, are seen as dollar-supportive. Many investors are expecting a "mild rate cut and increased flexibility in the bank's asset purchases", Tipp said, "but there's a wide range of possible outcomes". (more...)
NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Los Angeles Rams Defeat Seattle Seahawks
- September 21, 2016

The Seahawks converted just four of 13 chances on third down. But as Michael dived toward the first-down line, he fumbled, and the Rams secured it. Teammate Mark Barron had a hand in the tackle as well. "I made sure as I'm running out just to savor that moment", Keenum said about emerging from the tunnel to flames and fireworks. Again, it's the same thing we've been talking about: If we convert more third downs, we get more opportunities. (more...)
Obama calls for more efforts to help refugees in final United Nations address Obama calls for more efforts to help refugees in final United Nations address
- September 21, 2016

And in a preview of the leaders' summit he is hosting Tuesday afternoon at the United Nations, Obama urged countries to do more for refugees. "Make no mistake", US Secretary of State John Kerry said at the United Nations meeting, "additional efforts are urgently needed". (more...)
After #OscarsSoWhite, Emmy Awards a victor for diversity
- September 21, 2016

Other stars in the category included Robin Wright ( House of Cards ), three-time Emmy victor Claire Danes ( Homeland ), Taraji P. Henson ( Empire ), the universally lauded Keri Russell ( The Americans ), and Viola Davis , who won a year ago for How to Get Away With Murder . (more...)
Court: Nick Gordon 'responsible' for Bobbi's death Court: Nick Gordon 'responsible' for Bobbi's death
- September 21, 2016

Atlanta authorities continue to investigate the case but so far no criminal charges have been filed against Gordon. Considering the circumstances, the Brown family received a bit of good news concerning their wrongful death suit against Nick Gordon . (more...)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus dedicates 'Veep' Emmy to late father
- September 21, 2016

On the red carpet, Judith Light was being fully transparent when she told bleacher fans how hard it is to walk a red carpet in heels. "Veep" star Louis-Dreyfus tearfully shared during her Emmy acceptance speech that her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, had passed away on Friday. (more...)

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