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Dylann Roof's lawyers focus on death penalty, not guilt in church shooting
- December 09, 2016

When Dylann Roof opened fire at a church in Charleston last summer, Felicia Sanders clutched her granddaughter tight and told her to play dead . "He said , 'I love you too, mom'". Richardson also said he planned to play Roof's confession to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, recorded after he was captured in North Carolina the day after the attack. (more...)
Oil dips as Opec joins Russia in upping output
- December 09, 2016

WTI crude oil surged nearly 2.2% to settle at around $50.84 a barrel at the end of Thursday's trade, while Brent crude also gained 1.8% to settle at around $53.94 a barrel. Brent crude was up 50 cents at $53.50 a barrel by 5.30pm. Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi had disputed OPEC's data on Iraqi production levels and insisted he wouldn't agree to a cut. (more...)
Liam Payne Tweets Defense of Cheryl Cole After Louis Walsh Comments
- December 09, 2016

The three acts in this weekend's final of the talent show took part in a photocall at Wembley Arena in London on Thursday (08Dec16), when Louis, who is mentoring boy band 5 After Midnight, was asked what he thought about the prospect of a Cheryl comeback. (more...)
Father of Reno teen shot by police hires lawyer Father of Reno teen shot by police hires lawyer
- December 09, 2016

He refused to take any questions. Chief Soto addressed the media today, explaining that "The officer gave verbal commands for the student to drop the knife, ultimately firing his service weapon, stopping the threat". Hug High , which opened in 1968, is named for Proctor Ralph Hug Jr ., a former teacher, athletic coach and Washoe County School superintendent who served as a state senator and a federal judge. (more...)
John Glenn: Former U.S. senator, astronaut dies at 95
- December 09, 2016

Although details about the cause of death were not immediately released, he had heart valve replacement surgery in 2014. Glenn was then chosen to be one of the first seven astronauts in NASA's Mercury program, immortalized in Tom Wolfe's 1979 book, "The Right Stuff", of which actor Ed Harris played him in the film of the same name. (more...)
'Mr. President' Biden as GOP, Dem senators pay tribute 'Mr. President' Biden as GOP, Dem senators pay tribute
- December 09, 2016

And he responded to the laughing reporter's incredulity with some of his own - asked what office he was planning on running for, Biden was blunt : "For president!" he said , in a tone that could be merely playful, but in front of people not about to let a tease of weight like that slide. (more...)
A winter weather advisory for West Slope of Sierras A winter weather advisory for West Slope of Sierras
- December 09, 2016

On Friday , there is a 20% chance of snow before 3 p.m. Whatever happens with the track, a few inches of snow are possible since cold air will be in place initially. Large areas of Northern and Western Utah and Western Wyoming are also under either a Winter Storm Warning or a Winter Weather Advisory . Portland will see more freezing rain throughout Thursday night. (more...)
Refrigerator Eyed as 'Possible' Origin of Oakland Warehouse Fire, Official Says Refrigerator Eyed as 'Possible' Origin of Oakland Warehouse Fire, Official Says
- December 09, 2016

Crews had searched 90 percent of the building known as the " Ghost Ship " for bodies as of Tuesday and were expecting to complete the rest of the search by midnight. A Facebook event page created for the vigil showed more than 5,000 people attending the event at the Lake Merritt Pergola in Oakland. The district attorney has warned of possible murder charges as she determines whether there were any crimes linked to the blaze. (more...)
Beyonce Wins 9 Grammy Nominations; Rihanna Denies She is Unhappy
- December 09, 2016

Meanwhile, a post from the official site of Grammy said that ex-lovers Drake and Rihanna along with rapper Kanye West got eight nominations each. You'd be forgiven for viewing nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday morning, as a battle between two powerhouse singers: Beyoncé , whose Lemonade leads the field with nine , and Adele, whose 25 has been a sales juggernaut since its release late past year. (more...)
Officer Shoots Student at High School in Reno, Officials Say Officer Shoots Student at High School in Reno, Officials Say
- December 09, 2016

A student, Robert Barragan, told the Reno Gazette-Journal that two students, both boys, were fighting outside the school library before a police officer shot the knife-wielding student in the shoulder. RENO, Nev. (AP ) - Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus incident. (more...)
Beyoncé Is the Most Nominated Female Artist in Grammy History
- December 09, 2016

Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza and Justin's Love Yourself , co-written with Ed Sheeran, will compete for song of the year , while Rihanna and Drake's Work and twenty one pilots' Stressed Out are also nominated for record of the year . (more...)
Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations as pop, R&B dominates top fields
- December 09, 2016

The singer is the most nominated female artist with 62 nods in Grammy history and already has 20 Grammys over the course of the career. Drake's album, in which Wizkid appeared , made the highly coveted " Album of the year " category, competing against other award winning artistes like Adele, Beyonce , and Justin Bieber . (more...)
Jonathan Nolan Says 'Westworld' Season 2 Will Focus On Dolores's Journey
- December 09, 2016

Nolan and Joy said they're now working on scripts and outlines for the show's sophomore season. Nolan said that "Westworld" Season 2 will reveal details about the hosts, particularly about how they are constructed and powered up. When she opens her eyes, she's Wyatt, and Dolores is gone. The decision to open episode 2 with William and Logan entering the park confuses some of the multiple time-frame explanations. (more...)
Viewership dips for NBC's live showing of 'Hairspray'
- December 09, 2016

This musical is a favorite among theater fans and is beloved by those who don't consider themselves fans of the Great White Way. The story , which is set in 1962 Baltimore, tells the story of teenager Tracy Turnblad who achieves her dream of dancing on the popular "The Corny Collins Show". (more...)
77 persons died of shock at Jayalalithaa's death 77 persons died of shock at Jayalalithaa's death
- December 09, 2016

The death of such charismatic politicians has always lead to violence across the state. In a series of tweets last night, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, had said that he was "deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa ". (more...)
Italy's Renzi hands in resignation amid political turmoil
- December 09, 2016

Moving quickly, Renzi on Tuesday called a definitive confidence vote on the budget, to be held in the Senate on Wednesday, after which he is expected to return to Mattarella with his resignation. Underscoring the financial risks that heavily indebted Italy faces, Moody's changed its outlook on the country's bond rating to negative from stable, saying prospects for much-needed economic reform had shrunk after Italians rejected Renzi's proposals to revise the constitution and streamline ... (more...)
NBC to air some live commercials during 'Hairspray' NBC to air some live commercials during 'Hairspray'
- December 09, 2016

A musical rendering of a story about a teen girl who shakes up a TV dance show in 1962 Baltimore and meets an array of lively characters. Based on the hit film and Broadway musical, Hairspray tells the story of Tracy, a bubbly teenager in 1960s Baltimore, who dreams of dancing on "The Corny Collins Show " (think American Bandstand ). (more...)
Gigi Hadid Had Wardrobe Malfunction In Victoria's Secret Fashion Show!
- December 09, 2016

Jenner took part in the glamorous parade exhibiting many pieces by renowned designers. The show was filmed and will air on December 5 in more than 190 countries. Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and Weeknd walk the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show . "They still have a great deal of love for one another and will remain friends". (more...)
'Kabali' top trending movie trailer on YouTube in 2016
- December 09, 2016

Although "Daily Show " host Trevor Noah does make an appearance, the film largely shies away from big world events - there's no mention of Hillary, Brexit or Trump for example. What are some of the popular videos that have made it to the YouTube Rewind 2016 video? The video is set to an original music composition by Major Lazer featuring remixed tracks from Justin Bieber , Ghost Town DJs , The Chainsmokers , Fifth Harmony , and Nicky Jam . (more...)
As 'Hairspray' goes live on TV, the commercials get into the act
- December 09, 2016

Just like how the producers and director have to balance scenes shot inside and outside, they also have come up with balance in the casting. "Thank God that people have been watching it and are watching it, and it's given us the opportunity, and now other people the opportunity, to create these shows on network television". (more...)

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