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NBC to Sever Ties With Billy Bush After Lewd Donald Trump Tape NBC to Sever Ties With Billy Bush After Lewd Donald Trump Tape
- October 18, 2016

Billy Bush's future with " Today " came into question on Tuesday as several news outlets reported that he could be fired by NBC within days . Today producer Noah Oppenheim sent a memo about the suspension and said in part, "Let me be clear: There is simply no excuse for Billy's language and behavior on that tape". (more...)
Paul Ryan "Fully Confident" Election Will Be Carried Out Fairly, Spokesperson Says
- October 18, 2016

Ryan instead acknowledged the election had taken some "dark" turns and gave Republicans their most explicit warning yet that they must act to prevent the possibility of a Democratic sweep of power in the White House and Congress. "This race will likely come down to 100,000 votes in OH, probably 1.5-3.5 percentage points, and our campaign has the resources and enthusiasm we need to win for Mr. (more...)
Grief after Thai king's death spills into anger Grief after Thai king's death spills into anger
- October 18, 2016

For Thailand's royalists - and there are millions of them - King Bhumibol Adulyadej will probably long remain embedded as a potent, father-like figure who guided them through turbulent decades and espoused ideals of national harmony, labor on behalf of the poor and the virtues of an agrarian society vanishing in the wake of headlong modernization. (more...)
Defamation trial over Rolling Stone rape story to begin
- October 18, 2016

The magazine published an online piece by weekly columnist Beejoli Shah last Wednesday that questioned the silence from National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver and the league on the ongoing Derrick Rose rape trial, as well as their previous inconsistent discipline on domestic violence. (more...)
Obama slams Republicans over continued support for Trump
- October 18, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Promoting his initiative for boys and young men of color, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that helping these males stay out of trouble and on the right path is an "American challenge" that will pay off for the USA economy in the long run. (more...)
Donald Trump turns fire on SNL 'hit job'
- October 18, 2016

NBC's " Saturday Night Live " mocked the highs and lows of last Sunday's presidential debate on this weekend's episode. Baldwin's Trump attempted to address his sexual assault allegations by pointing fingers at Bill Clinton's accusers and saying, "They need their voices heard". (more...)
Bill Clinton Campaigning in NH for Hillary
- October 18, 2016

Donald Trump is denying allegations of sexual assault and calls them a "coordinated and vicious attack" from the media and Hillary Clinton campaign. Notes on the conversation describe discussion about a "quid pro quo" in which the email's classification would be changed and "State would reciprocate by allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to place more agents in countries where they are presently forbidden". (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger Needs MRI On Left Knee After Injuring It Vs. Dolphins
- October 18, 2016

The two-time Super Bowl champion went into the locker room and missed the rest of the quarter, but was able to play the entire second half. "We'll pray it's nothing too serious", Roethlisberger said before the knee was thoroughly examined. (more...)
For 'SNL,' Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving For 'SNL,' Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving
- October 18, 2016

In his defense, he's probably not even paying close enough attention to his own campaign to tell how spot on the variety show is spoofing it! Donald Trump: "Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me". "Trump" ended his remark about inner cities by noting that Clinton has "committed so many crimes, she's basically black", drawing boos from the studio audience. (more...)
'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' in trouble? Theatres ban films with Pakistani actors 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' in trouble? Theatres ban films with Pakistani actors
- October 18, 2016

It is a no-no from the cinema owners to screen the movies like Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in cinemas. "If they have taken the decision with this effect, it is really welcomed", said Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande. According to reports , the government of India has no plans of revoking the visa granted to Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood. The Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA), which had issued a circular on September 30 "unanimously appealing" to all producers ... (more...)
Mel B upset after Victoria Beckham 'sad' about Spice Girls spin-off
- October 18, 2016

While Geri's baby bump has eased the band's reunion squabbles, Mel C admitted she still wasn't speaking to Mel B. I think she found that type of attention overwhelming. I'm very grateful to whoever decided to make a big deal of Wannabe's anniversary, but it's now become this ridiculous thing. But I think it's such a shame. (more...)
Loss puts damper on huge performance by Rams' Kenny Britt
- October 18, 2016

The Rams came out trying to establish running back Todd Gurley early. "They made a good play, we didn't", Gurley said, plainly. Justin Forsett , who signed with the Lions (2-3) on Tuesday, and Zach Zenner are expected to split time in the backfield with Riddick and Washington out. (more...)
I arrest in support of 'Democracy Now!' reporter
- October 18, 2016

On September 8, a criminal complaint and warrant was issued for Goodman's arrest. Goodman, who is based in NY, said she "came to North Dakota to cover this epic struggle. The pipeline remains a subject of litigation between the Standing Rock Sioux and Energy Transfer Partners; coincidentally or not, the financial disclosure form that candidate Trump filed with the Federal Election Commission reveals that he has between $500,000 and $1 million invested in the Texas pipeline builder, along ... (more...)
'Thor: Ragnarok' Will Avoid Some Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe 'Thor: Ragnarok' Will Avoid Some Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe
- October 18, 2016

Interestingly, given all the speculation about Thor: Ragnarok's connection to Avengers: Infinity War and other upcoming films, Waititi swears he knows next to nothing about what's happening in the rest of the MCU. In his interview with Polygon, the director said the he felt like "a guest in Marvel's universe but with the creative freedom to do what I want". "They've been very accepting of my style", he said of Marvel, adding that we'll see Chris Hemsworth use "all" of his comedy chops in ... (more...)
India's Modi, at summit, calls Pakistan 'mother-ship of terrorism'
- October 18, 2016

Modi's hard line on Pakistan marks a departure from India's tradition of strategic restraint, and New Delhi has won expressions of support from both the West and Russian Federation over the army base attack. "The bloc has changed the post-Cold War world order, in which the global dominance of the U.S. was enshrined, and has more broadly resisted the global hegemony of Western nations". (more...)
United contains Liverpool in 0-0 draw in Premier League
- October 18, 2016

Describing the draw as a "positive result", the Portuguese said: "The game was hard for both teams but for longer periods it was more hard for them than us. "This is a point that stopped them winning three", said Mourinho. We knew they would press. 'We started really well and were completely in control. (more...)
Nobel prize reignites Bob Dylan's popularity
- October 18, 2016

These lyrics are from his song titled "Life is Hard", which in fact turns out to be less lyrics and more verses of a poem as you keep listening. He settled in Nashville, the capital of American country music, in the 70s and helped to enrich the most-cherished American country/rock music of the time. (more...)
BCCI Units Need More Time for Clarity on Reforms: Thakur BCCI Units Need More Time for Clarity on Reforms: Thakur
- October 18, 2016

Since, all the state bodies are required to be taken into confidence, the board had asked for more time from the court to implement the reforms. Sibal told the bench that the BCCI would file an affidavit pointing out what it has already done, what it proposes to do and what it can not do. (more...)
Trump tries to move past controversy over lewd comments Trump tries to move past controversy over lewd comments
- October 18, 2016

After the protester was removed from the event, Clinton addressed the commotion, saying, "I do hope somebody follows that gentleman out and stages an intervention, he clearly has not been following this election very closely". Increasingly isolated, Trump on Monday tried to frame his candidacy as a comeback bid, saying he could revive a struggling nation and suggesting his supporters don't care about personal mistakes. (more...)
Two more women claim Trump groped them Two more women claim Trump groped them
- October 18, 2016

The hits just keep coming for political super-villain, sexual assault proponent and actual American presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. By all accounts, his categorical denial of ever committing sexual assault inspired a growing number of women to come forward with allegations against the Republican nominee. (more...)

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