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Judge finds Oregon standoff juror isn't biased
- October 29, 2016

Bureau of Land Management, can be considered impartial. An Oregon Public Broadcasting story noted that the 12-member jury includes a former BLM firefighter from Baker City. U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown reconvened federal prosecutors and attorneys for the seven defendants Tuesday afternoon after jurors submitted two notes to the judge. (more...)
Duterte and U.S
- October 29, 2016

A political analyst here said with Duterte's recent statements "the USA may perhaps see this as total departure from the decades-old "friendship". The Philippine leader's visit to Japan coincides with jitters about his foreign policy after weeks of verbal attacks on the United States, including threats to end military agreements, and overtures toward China. (more...)
'We Need to Clean This Up'
- October 29, 2016

Clinton has repeatedly apologized for her use of a private email server and email account, which she has called a mistake. " Hillary Clinton threatens the foundations of democracy", a camouflage hat-wearing Trump told a cheering crowd Tuesday in Sanford, Florida. (more...)
FedEx plane catches fire at Fort Lauderdale airport
- October 29, 2016

FedEx issued a statement the company was cooperating with authorities. The video shows smoke billowing from the plane and it collapsed onto one side, following the accident in Florida. A ground stop was issued at the airport and delays were expected. A total of 29 flights were diverted while the airport was closed, officials said. (more...)
Trump's still short on promise to invest $100M into campaign Trump's still short on promise to invest $100M into campaign
- October 29, 2016

Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway joined a call with the 168 invited members of the Republican National Committee Wednesday to assure them that the RNC and the Trump campaign are united. The Democratic presidential candidate says the American people deserve to have as much information as possible before they vote November 8. The degree of alleged wrongdoing by the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, Waggoner said, "are not equal". (more...)
American Airlines plane catches fire at Chicago airport, no casualties
- October 29, 2016

The plane was arriving from Memphis shortly before 6 p.m. when the fire broke out, said Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles. Ahmed says within seconds, smoke entered the cabin and the fire was melting the windows. The pilots reported an engine-related mechanical issue and aborted the takeoff, according to American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott. In September a year ago, a British Airways jetliner engine caught fire in Las Vegas as the plane was about to take off for ... (more...)
Lady Gaga's Soft-Rock Character Is A Dive Bar Queen Named Joanne
- October 29, 2016

Gaga told the publication that a sexual assault her aunt survived "tormented [Joanne] so emotionally that it caused the lupus that she had to get so bad that she died". Gaga dedicated the song to her father, Joe, and gave a mid-song shout-out, "I love you dad". "I wouldn't say that it's necessarily thematically painful the whole way through - because it's quite a fun album as well", she said. (more...)
Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton despite Federal Bureau of Investigation review
- October 29, 2016

The FBI chose to re-open the case after it found some emails on the electronics devise of Abedin's husband Anthony Weiner. The correspondence included emails between Abedin and Clinton, according to a law enforcement official. According to the FBI investigation, Clinton contacted Colin Powell in January 2009 to ask about his use of a BlackBerry when he was secretary of state. (more...)
Lakers' Brandon Ingram misses second half against Jazz with sore right knee Lakers' Brandon Ingram misses second half against Jazz with sore right knee
- October 29, 2016

With such a grueling schedule ahead, games such as tonight's very winnable match-up against a young Lakers team become all the more important. "He takes pride, is the main thing". I think he really, really enjoyed being out there and was going to make the most of every second, and that's what we saw". As with the Blazers, the Jazz's defensive impetus should be to try to slow down the opposing team's guards, prevent their role players from getting big (I'm looking at you, Allen Crabbe ), and ... (more...)
USA election: Trump takes aim at First Lady Michelle Obama
- October 29, 2016

The Donna Brazile gag had some promise, actually, but the setup flopped because no one else was laughing by that time. She continued on that "fears of division can cause us to treat each other as 'the other, ' " which in turn "makes it harder for us to see each other and listen to each other". (more...)
Yesterday's Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline Top 100 Yesterday's Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline Top 100
- October 29, 2016

Cody Hall says protesters likely will set up a new camp to the east, on federally owned land that's also in the path of construction. "Protesters' escalated unlawful behavior this weekend by setting up illegal roadblocks, trespassing onto private property and establishing an encampment, has forced law enforcement to respond at this time", Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a statement . (more...)
World Series finally returns to Wrigley Field
- October 29, 2016

But when Cubs fans talk about this game - whether it's later today or decades from now - two syllables will echo like a heavenly choir from most of their lips: Schwar-ber. I don't. Nothing that I've seen. "I've gotten people just without asking coming up and hugging me and putting their arm around me". Schwarber is shrugging it all off as if he's barreling baseballs during a mid-May series, not a seven-gamer with the world watching. (more...)
Trump gives $10 million after slowing campaign contributions
- October 29, 2016

Republican nominee Donald Trump is putting $10 million in last-minute cash into his campaign account - less than he originally promised, but a sign of life from his campaign in its final week and a half. But they were more likely to say that Trump's comments about women bother them a lot than to say the same about Clinton's email server, 51 percent to 43 percent. (more...)
Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary; Pence in plane scare Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary; Pence in plane scare
- October 29, 2016

A new Associated Press- GfK poll released on Wednesday found Clinton on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory, fuelled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters. (more...)
Paul Beatty wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize for 'The Sellout'
- October 29, 2016

In its review of the book, The Chronicle called the novel "an uproariously amusing, deliciously profane and ferociously intelligent send-up of so much of our culture". Beatty had previously written three novels, including " Slumberland " and " Tuff ", and is the author of two books of poetry. "That is why the book works — because while you're being nailed, you're being tickled". (more...)
Vince McMahon Not Keen on Women's Title Match as Headliner For HIAC Vince McMahon Not Keen on Women's Title Match as Headliner For HIAC
- October 29, 2016

There is one: The one that closes the show. While it's understandable that management wants to do what they can with Reigns because of the amount of time they invested in him previously, there's really no reason that Roman/Rusev should be inside the cell. (more...)
Alternate 'The Walking Dead' Death Scene Leaks After Last Night's Premiere Alternate 'The Walking Dead' Death Scene Leaks After Last Night's Premiere
- October 29, 2016

Glenn screams for them not to take her, but he is knocked to the ground. A new side by side comparsion shows just how closely The Walking Dead on AMC followed Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's work on the pages. Aside from Glenn, AMC also released Abraham's farewell video, which is available below. You could make the argument that the death of Beth Greene was a viciously quick moment, but the way we saw a main character die last night was even more gut wrenching. (more...)
United Nations has reports IS using 1000s as 'human shields' in Mosul United Nations has reports IS using 1000s as 'human shields' in Mosul
- October 29, 2016

The number of people killed in recent days could be higher, she suggested. There have been other reports over the past week of civilians being murdered as ISIS tries to herd people into its last stronghold in Iraq. They poured onto the streets to greet Iraqi Kurdish forces who freed them from ISIL. They separated those with security backgrounds from the women and children before marching them onward toward Mosul, the United Nations agency said. (more...)
Donald Trump Halloween masks outselling Hillary Clinton masks Donald Trump Halloween masks outselling Hillary Clinton masks
- October 29, 2016

The rubbery replicas of both presidential candidates hang on hooks beside those of Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. About 25 percent of voters from each party indicate they'd dress up as the opposite candidate for the goal of scaring people, and twice as many Americans would dress up as Trump exclusively to mock him, versus the same scenario for Clinton. (more...)
Nintendo Switch to Have 720p Capacitive Display
- October 29, 2016

The press conference is said to contain "major details" regarding the latest Nintendo console. "This presentation will also be globally live-streamed online and will include the exact launch date as well as a look at the line-up of games now in development". (more...)

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