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Louis Tomlinson Returns To Instagram To Speak Out After His Mum's Death
- December 14, 2016

Last week, The Sun Online revealed how generous One Direction fans had donated £22,000 to support Louis' favourite charity. Following his tearful performance on "The X Factor", the show's head judge Simon Cowell praised Louis for his "bravery". (more...)
'La La Land' poised to sing out in Golden Globe nominations 'La La Land' poised to sing out in Golden Globe nominations
- December 14, 2016

Kennedy in the week after his assassination. The Globes also solidified Mel Gibson's comeback, lauding his gritty World War II opus Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield, with three nominations - including a best director nod for Gibson himself. (more...)
Syrian military says rebels driven from 98 per cent of Aleppo
- December 14, 2016

The elite Counter-Terrorism Service now controls several eastern neighbourhoods and is closing in on the river Tigris that divides the city. Aleppo is set to be recaptured by Syrian President Bashar Assad, but the victory will not be Assad's alone. (more...)
'Fast and Furious' fans get glimpse of eighth film in new trailer 'Fast and Furious' fans get glimpse of eighth film in new trailer
- December 14, 2016

The first footage from the highly-anticipated eighth film in the Fast & Furious franchise racked up 139 million views in 24 hours, breaking the worldwide record that Beauty and the Beast set just a month ago. Less than a month after Beauty And The Beast's first trailer broke the record for most views in 24 hours a record that was previously held by 50 Shades Darker-Fate Of The Furious has burst into the running with a jacked-up muscle vehicle and smashed the record once again. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz poised to topple BMW as world's luxury-car king
- December 14, 2016

Not anymore mate. Unlike in the predecessor which unashamedly was based on the smaller brethren, the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-class Coupe is built around the credentials of the saloon and estate models bearing that same moniker. Among other notable features on the auto are dual front airbags with side, curtain and front (driver and passenger) knee airbags, selectable driving modes, heads-up display, automatic climate control, Mercedes COMAND system, reverse parking camera with sensors, cruise ... (more...)
Local veterans remember 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Local veterans remember 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
- December 14, 2016

The tug, with my uncle aboard, was at sea towing a disabled ship back to the Pearl Harbor when they saw the Japanese planes attack the harbor. More than 2,400 Americans were killed. Navy Battleship Missouri Memorial preparing to perform at the commemoration ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor . The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor , President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan. (more...)
Biggest Golden Globes snubs: 'Finding Dory,' Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese
- December 14, 2016

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy: "20th Century Women", " Deadpool ", " Florence Foster Jenkins ", " La La Land ", " Sing Street". Among other competitors for the best movie category are " Manchester By The Sea " and " Moonlight ", " Hacksaw Ridge ", "Hell or High Water" and "Lion". (more...)
'La La Land' lead Golden Globe nominations with 7; 'Moonlight' earns 6 'La La Land' lead Golden Globe nominations with 7; 'Moonlight' earns 6
- December 14, 2016

There were some familiar names in the best actor for a TV series, drama , category: Rami Malek, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Liev Schreiber and Billy Bob Thornton. In a sign of Hollywood's increasing division between mega blockbusters and smaller independent films , the lead nominee getters were overwhelmingly independent. (more...)
Global stocks slide, oil jumps ahead of Fed rate decision Global stocks slide, oil jumps ahead of Fed rate decision
- December 14, 2016

The Aussie was up 0.6 percent against the dollar at $0.7500, while the New Zealand dollar was up 0.9 percent against the greenback at $0.7201. Energy stocks in the S&P 500 rose 1.1 percent. Last week, Trump criticized Boeing for the cost of the next Air Force One. But both sides are certainly looking at different crystal balls. CBS was flat at $62.57. (more...)
Cowboys returner Whitehead out vs Giants for rules violation
- December 14, 2016

First year head coach Ben McAdoo has done a great job of guiding the Giants to their first winning season since 2012. The Cowboys only gained nine more during the rest of the game. He picked it off at the 10 and ran it back 29 yards. "They're on a roll right now and I'm sure they don't want to lose", Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr . (more...)
China says Trump's Taiwan comments cause 'serious concern'
- December 14, 2016

China's comments came a day after Trump said in a television interview that he didn't feel "bound by a one-China policy". Responding to a question on outrage in China over him receiving a congratulatory phone call from the president of Taiwan , he defended the conversation with Tsai Ing-wen. (more...)
OPEC, Non-OPEC Countries Reach 'Historic' Deal OPEC, Non-OPEC Countries Reach 'Historic' Deal
- December 14, 2016

Russian Federation and 10 other non-Opec states will reduce their production by more than half a million barrels per day (bpd), Opec announced . Brent surged by as much as 7 per cent this morning (12 December 2016) to achieve a 17-month high of US$57.9 per barrel after an agreement on voluntary production cuts was reached between OPEC and non-OPEC producers at the weekend in Vienna . (more...)
Trump gets one presidential intelligence briefing a week
- December 14, 2016

The incoming president appeared jovial and relaxed as he plunged back into electoral politics on Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, at large-scale events in MI and Louisiana. Trump announced that Rudy Giuliani, the former NY mayor who was an early favorite, was no longer under consideration. "But if I would have voted, I would have voted on Trump", he said, according to The Washington Post . (more...)
Stars React on Social Media Following Golden Globe Nominations Stars React on Social Media Following Golden Globe Nominations
- December 14, 2016

While there was plenty of speculation over whether his "Silence" would get released in time for awards season, it apparently didn't end up mattering when it came to the Golden Globes. This year's class of nominees, announced Monday morning, was no exception. John's co-star, Briton Claire Foy, is nominated for best actress in a television drama series for her portrayal of the Queen in the Netflix drama about the monarch's early reign. (more...)
Bill Nye on Star Wars: Bill Nye on Star Wars: "The Force" Cannot Exist
- December 14, 2016

Chris Hardwick, host of "Talking Dead" (and "Talking Bad" and "Talking Saul" and "Talking Preacher" and probably more to come), tweeted that " Rogue One " was "absolutely incredible", and implored his followers to "see it as soon as you can!" Given that The Force Awakens pulled a fast one by hiding that film's biggest third act twists, duels and murders, perhaps big Star Wars surprises and secrecy aren't limited to J.J. (more...)
Rick Perry said to be Trump's top candidate for energy secretary Rick Perry said to be Trump's top candidate for energy secretary
- December 14, 2016

I can't. The third one, I can't. As governor, Perry embodied the "all of the above" approach to USA energy production that is backed by both congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama, said Salo Zelermyer, a former Energy Department official under President George W. (more...)
Helena man reacts to latest Dakota Access Pipeline news Helena man reacts to latest Dakota Access Pipeline news
- December 14, 2016

Canada is also aiming to build pipelines across aboriginal lands where some of the aboriginal peoples are happy to accommodate the projects and others are not. Archambault says the Army's decision "took tremendous courage". Solidarity Action media liaison Madeleine Sharrow says continued action is crucial even after the pipeline permit was denied. (more...)
Astronaut John Glenn to Be Buried at Arlington National Cemetary Astronaut John Glenn to Be Buried at Arlington National Cemetary
- December 14, 2016

He died Thursday at the age of 95 . Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space. "The patriotic example Senator Glenn set during his lifetime is one every person at this center honors and strives to emulate each and every day as we make new discoveries in the universe around us". (more...)
Sundance Head Shocked As He Wins Season 11 Of 'The Voice' Sundance Head Shocked As He Wins Season 11 Of 'The Voice'
- December 14, 2016

On Monday night for the first part of the finale, each of the finalists did three separate performances - a cover, a duet with their coach and brand-new, original singles. In the previous season, he however coached a second-placer, Adam Wakefield, to Christina Aguilera's Alison Porter. Finally, Sundance Head's father Roy Head took the stage with a fun duet of "Treat Her Right". (more...)
The Telltale Series finale launch trailer, screens emerge from the shadows
- December 14, 2016

Telltale Online Store, Steam will host the PC version, while Xbox Games Store and PlayStation Network will provide the update for Xbox One and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and 4 respectively. Tune in, same Bat gaming systems, same Bat time. " Batman: The Telltale" was released last August 2 of this year with its first episode where Batman fights against Catwoman along with some couple of mercenaries. (more...)

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