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"Media rigging election!" - Donald Trump lashes out at latest 'SNL' sketch
- October 21, 2016

Plan your weekend with our hand-picked list of the Quad Cities' best bets for entertainment. Trump himself hosted SNL just under a year ago. Before and after his appearance, he frequently talked about how his presence boosted ratings. "They need their voices heard". Earlier this month, the late night NBC comedy show kicked off its 42nd season with an extended sketch in which Baldwin made a highly anticipated debut as Mr Trump. (more...)
Tesla CEO: Criticism of self-driving cars can kill people
- October 21, 2016

Musk attributed the delay to final tweaks by development engineers, though others suggested it may have allowed the announcement to take place after the hearing rather than before. Analysts are going through what Tesla's announcement means for NVIDIA and the "peculiarities" that are in the new hardware package, such as the use of a gaming chip rather than a chip designed for autonomous driving. (more...)
Netflix drops teaser trailer for Barack Obama biopic 'Barry' Netflix drops teaser trailer for Barack Obama biopic 'Barry'
- October 21, 2016

The film drew raves after its September premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, for the way in which it subverted traditional biopic tropes and delivered a realistic glimpse into what life was like for a black college student in 1980s New York City. (more...)
Debate stunner: Trump won't say he'll accept election result
- October 21, 2016

McCain said that a concession "isn't just an exercise in graciousness". From the subsequent mad spinning by his family and staff and leading Republicans , you get the distinct impression Donald Trump "crossed up" everybody at last night's final presidential candidate debate by refusing - twice! - to indicate he would accept the results of the election if he lost. (more...)
New mega-festival hears rock history via Paul McCartney
- October 21, 2016

The Beatles bassist wasn't done with the surprises as he kicked off his encore with the first rendition of With the Beatles track " I Wanna Be Your Man " since 1993. McCartney brought out a fireworks show and perilous-looking on-stage pyrotechnics for "Live and Let Die", reinforcing the spirit of celebration at the festival. (more...)
Big 12 decides to stay at 10 teams
- October 21, 2016

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby stated Monday the team would not add new members after considering close to 20 schools for admission, according to Jake Trotter of ESPN. "One of the telling things about this process is that the Big 12, in wanting to expand, look at who they were talking to". On Monday, though, it was Boren touting the Big 12's unity. (more...)
Rosberg won't settle for second in order to clinch title
- October 21, 2016

Last year's race saw Hamilton nudge Rosberg off on the first turn, while the German then ran wide while leading late in the race, allowing his team-mate to pass to take the chequered flag. "You're all in it", Hamilton said. "I am 100 per cent, I feel great". Hamilton was asked about the picture taken on his phone during the news conference. (more...)
Donald Trump 'satisfied' with final debate performance Donald Trump 'satisfied' with final debate performance
- October 21, 2016

Trump: The President told me to stop whining, but I really have to say, the media is even more biased this year than ever before. "Even better than my temperament", he continued, before commenting, "Oof, this is corny stuff". Donald wanted me drug tested before last night and I am so flattered that Donald thought I used some kind of performance enhancer. Or, as I call it, a small, intimate dinner with some friends. (more...)
Girl, Please: Melania Trump Blames Billy Bush For Donald Trump's P***y Comments
- October 21, 2016

Bush had been suspended indefinitely October 9 after a leaked 2005 "Access Hollywood" video revealed the host engaging in vulgar conversation with Donald Trump, now the Republican presidential nominee. Cooper asked, "You've seen that?" Just as Trump described the sexist comments as "locker room talk", his wife also brushed it off as "boys talk". (more...)
The Greatest Debut In NHL History
- October 21, 2016

For his second goal, Matthews showed off his flashy puck-handling skills. He called it a "surreal" moment, adding that "I couldn't believe that was happening out there". This all comes from a big mix of organizational incompetence as well as the unique pressure that comes from playing in Toronto, a city with 2.6 million people, many of whom are hockey insane and rooting for a team that hasn't hoisted a Stanley Cup since 1967. (more...)
U.S. soldier killed after bomb blast in north Iraq
- October 21, 2016

Islamic State militants have unleashed at least four suicide auto bombs against Iraqi special forces as they advanced on the militant-held town of Bartella east of Mosul. There are thought to be up to 4,500 IS fighters in Iraq's second-largest city, which ISIL militants have been holding since June 2014. Particularly, French President Francois Hollande said that the radical Islamic terrorists who control the territory are, though intending to fight it out in Mosul, are fleeing to IS ... (more...)
I will accept election results 'if I win'
- October 21, 2016

Trump sailed into a new political tempest after threatening not to recognize the election outcome during his final debate with Hillary Clinton , the Democratic frontrunner. "No puppet, no puppet", Trump replied. We're going to win so big. When Wallace turned to the scandals that have dominated the past month, Trump incorrectly insisted that the women who have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct have been "debunked". (more...)
US Says Any Attacks On South Korea Will Be Soundly Defeated US Says Any Attacks On South Korea Will Be Soundly Defeated
- October 21, 2016

Officials insisted, though, that the missile posed no threat to North America, whatsoever. "The missile is assumed to be the Musudan", the JCS said in a text message. The North is believed to have conducted eight tests this year involving its Musudan model, which has a theoretical range of more than 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) but seven of such projectile launches have now reportedly failed due to explosions. (more...)
Hurricane Nicole is headed to Bermuda as Category 2 storm Hurricane Nicole is headed to Bermuda as Category 2 storm
- October 21, 2016

It is expected to hit Bermuda later on Thursday. After a bout of rapid intensification yesterday, the storm is now a major hurricane, and it's closing in on Bermuda, which could see a direct hit in just a few hours. "Nicole is here", wrote resident Katura Horton-Perinchief on Facebook . High-profile Bermudians overseas were watching nervously. The Hurricane Center urged islanders to rush hurricane preparations to completion. (more...)
Tracy Brabin wins by-election to replace MP Jo Cox Tracy Brabin wins by-election to replace MP Jo Cox
- October 21, 2016

Turnout for the ballot was just 25.78%, with Mrs Brabin securing 17,506 (85%) of the total 20,300 votes cast. Although the other major parties opted not to stand, a number of smaller parties - including the National Front and BNP - did. The speech marked the end of an intense and emotional election campaign, which was triggered by the tragic death of Mrs Cox in June. She described her victory as "bittersweet", adding that she hoped Cox would be proud that the community had spoken with ... (more...)
Wonder, Aguilera among performers to honor Prince at concert
- October 21, 2016

Paul, Minnesota on October 13, 2016. The two later performed Prince's hit "1999". Former White House adviser Van Jones , who revealed after Prince's death that the pop star had turned to him for advice on how to make anonymous charitable contributions to various causes, said that fans would be surprised how much Prince funded. (more...)
Paul McCartney and Neil Young Collaborate on Saturday at Desert Trip
- October 21, 2016

McCartney's set also included "Back in the U.S.S.R". Sir Paul McCartney opened his Desert Trip set with the Beatles" song "A Hard Day's Night'. Instead of playing a Stones original, Macca opted to perform I Wanna Be Your Man , noting it was "one that me and John (Lennon ) wrote for them". (more...)
Donald Trump Booed Over Hillary Roast Remarks At New York Charity Dinner Donald Trump Booed Over Hillary Roast Remarks At New York Charity Dinner
- October 21, 2016

The Al Smith charity dinner benefits both Catholic charities as well as voters, who finally saw some levity by the presidential candidates. And the audience of elite New Yorkers like former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state Attorney General Eric T. (more...)
Lady Gaga Shuts Down Madonna Comparison: 'What I Do Is Different'
- October 21, 2016

I wouldn't make that comparison at all, she said via Billboard . "[I have] my ear to the ground of my fans, young African American women and boys who are terrified... You can't create records resting on the laurels of your previous success... at the end of the day that's not really what I'm here for", the 30-year-old said. (more...)
JK Rowling confirms five 'Fantastic Beasts' movies JK Rowling confirms five 'Fantastic Beasts' movies
- October 21, 2016

Rowling made the announcement at a live fan event on Thursday, October 13, 2016 . And who knows? Maybe more than that. Ms Rowling also confirmed she would be the screenwriter of the movie series, adding that she was now "putting the finishing touches" on the second film. (more...)

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