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Trump picks cyber expert as White House homeland security advisor
- December 28, 2016

Bossert, who previously served as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, was named Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Gen. Michael Flynn will address "international security challenges" as national security advisor. Bossert is an advocate of presidential primacy in the cyber-warfare and has argued that cyber territory is outside the requirement of the 1973 War Powers Act that the president notify Congress within 48 hours of the ... (more...)
Britney Spears dead? Sony Music announces star's 'death'
- December 28, 2016

To assure fans that she is alive and in good health, Spears later posted a picture of herself on Twitter in Charlie's Angel pose with the caption, "Don't underestimate the power of Charlie's". OurMine was the group that took credit for hacking Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter account. After the unexpected death of George Michael on Christmas Day at the age of 53, the world of music thought to be deprived of another icon: Britney Spears . (more...)
Sisters Arrested For Allegedly Extorting a Nigerian Millionaire Sisters Arrested For Allegedly Extorting a Nigerian Millionaire
- December 28, 2016

They went ahead to threaten to post the evidence of his infidelity on a notorious Nigerian website, Naijagistlive . After learning the details, Otedola filed a complaint against the two women and they were taken into custody on December 23. (more...)
Removing Paladino is not as simple as signing a petition Removing Paladino is not as simple as signing a petition
- December 28, 2016

He also said First Lady Michelle Obama should "return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla". In his statement Tuesday, Paladino said he responded to ArtVoice's questions soon after hearing an Obama statement about Aleppo and was emotional. (more...)
Hulu Strikes First Theatrical Features Licensing Deal With Disney Hulu Strikes First Theatrical Features Licensing Deal With Disney
- December 28, 2016

Financial terms were not disclosed. Netflix, for example, in 2012 struck a lucrative arrangement with Disney for streaming rights for recent Disney releases. This deal makes Hulu a bit more attractive for parents in particular, who in light of the deal may find the service to be a more robust offering for children. (more...)
Britney Spears Tweets Following Death Hoax
- December 27, 2016

And it seems as though the hacker group OurMine is responsible for this hoax as both Dylan and Sony Music Global made reference to the hooligans in now-deleted posts. In 2001, a Texas radio station reported that Spears and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake had died in a vehicle crash. OurMine has long used the attacks as a way to catch people's attention and promote the group's online security business. (more...)
Singer George Michael of Wham! fame dies at 53
- December 27, 2016

On iTunes, Ladies & Gentlemen became the number one album and Careless Whisper went to 12 in the singles chart. "I can't think of anybody who would have been so ideal in allowing something which started out as a very naive, joint ambition, to become what was still a huge double act but what was really...mine". (more...)
Star Wars 8 Director Defends the Prequel Trilogy Star Wars 8 Director Defends the Prequel Trilogy
- December 27, 2016

Also, it's worth mentioning that seeing Darth Vader still sends shivers down my spine, and although he is used sparsely throughout the film, he is used effectively and his place in my heart as the best villain from the world of cinema remains. (more...)
Trump Regrets UN Became 'Club for People to Get Together' Trump Regrets UN Became 'Club for People to Get Together'
- December 27, 2016

Last Friday, Obama's administration allowed a U.N. Security Council resolution to pass condemning Israeli settlements as illegal, a stunning change in USA policy. The United Nations has devolved into a "sad" social club, but that's going to change. "Too bad , but we will get it done anyway!" However, the resolution was put forward on Friday by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela. (more...)
Throwback: Usher Begs George Michael to Cover 'Careless Whisper' Throwback: Usher Begs George Michael to Cover 'Careless Whisper'
- December 27, 2016

Michael's former partner Mr Goss said he was devastated at the star's death, which is being treated by police as unexplained but not suspicious. Michael enjoyed vast popularity early in his career as a teenybopper idol , delivering a series of hits such as Wake Me Up, Young Guns (Go For It) and Freedom . (more...)
Former 'Bachelorette' Jillian Harris is engaged! Former 'Bachelorette' Jillian Harris is engaged!
- December 27, 2016

Bachelorette alum Jillian Harris and longtime love Justin Pasutto are headed to the altar. Doesn't it make you want to go there and take a nap?! She's soon to be Mrs. From her Instagram location tag, it looks like the proposal happened while the family was staying in Vancouver's Opus Hotel , and that comfy bed served as the flawless backdrop for their photo. (more...)
U2 Share Plans For 2017 In Christmas Video
- December 27, 2016

On Christmas morning, Bono and the U2 band members took to Facebook to offer well wishes to their base of listeners. The video also featured The Edge playing "Little Drummer Boy". It has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Songs Of Experience will be the band's follow up to 2014's Songs Of Innocence . Sources have told Billboard that there are plans for a US stadium tour starting in late Spring followed by a trek through Europe. (more...)
Carrie Fisher in 'stable condition' following heart attack says mother Debbie Reynolds
- December 27, 2016

If there is a change, we will share it", the 84-year-old actress wrote alongside a close-up photo of Carrie, "For all her fans & friends. "For all her fans and friends, I thank you for your prayers and good wishes ". Reynolds's message suggested her daughter's condition might have improved a bit since then. She's also been a voice actor for multiple episodes of " Family Guy " over the years, a further bit of evidence that one of her greatest strengths as an entertaining over the years is ... (more...)
Dead, Several Injured in 4 Vehicle Crash on Bronx Expressway, NYPD Says
- December 27, 2016

The three people who died were in the same vehicle, which was pinned up against a guardrail buy one of the tractor-trailers, the spokeswoman said. Officials are advising travelers to take alternate routes. Detective Christopher Pisano of the NYPD said both sides of the Cross-Bronx were shut down in the area as an investigation was under way. The George Washington Bridge is also experiencing delays on lower and upper levels. (more...)
OH police confirms lockdown at Beachwood Mall OH police confirms lockdown at Beachwood Mall
- December 27, 2016

In Aurora, Illinois, police were called to handle a "an unruly crowd in the common area", and a food fight as well as "several other smaller altercations" at the Fox Valley Mall. Five arrests were made. Gary Haba said there were no large fights. One report of gun shots being fired was quickly determined to be unfounded. And these are just a handful of the incidents. (more...)
Atlanta rapper shot in chest inside Waffle House Atlanta rapper shot in chest inside Waffle House
- December 27, 2016

Odd as it sounds, Mazi may be onto something as this is not the first time the rapper has been shot or shot at. This was the second time over the Christmas holiday weekend that a rapper was shot. According to police, Mazi entered the restaurant and was about to order when he was shot. The musician was reportedly shot in the chest and his condition is unknown since police haven't identified where his friends took him after leaving the scene. (more...)
Video of girls unwrapping special teddy bear touches hearts Video of girls unwrapping special teddy bear touches hearts
- December 27, 2016

The bears were bought by the girls' aunt Andrea . Mariana and Sarahy opened the gifts their family gave them and fielded quite a surprise. The aunt had special teddy bears made containing audio messages of the little girls' late grandpa. (more...)
Romania`s first female, Muslim PM rejected
- December 27, 2016

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis rejected today the leftist Social Democrat Party's (PSD) proposal to name Sevil Shhaideh for prime minister designate. The leader of the PSD, Liviu Dragnea, had withdrawn his own bid to become prime minister because of a conviction that bars him from office. According to the non-profit investigative journalism group the Rise Project, he has several times expressed support for the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, and for the Lebanese Shia movement ... (more...)
Trump Tweets Apparent Call for More US Nuclear Weapons Trump Tweets Apparent Call for More US Nuclear Weapons
- December 27, 2016

He's also rejected the findings of the US intelligence community that Moscow was behind the hacks and release of emails from Democratic officials that embarrassed Hillary Clinton during the height of the presidential campaign. Although the U.S. deployed its tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, namely, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany, Russia has for a long time had a significant advantage in this field, according to Mangott. (more...)
Tata Sons sues Cyrus Mistry; alleges breach of confidentiality Tata Sons sues Cyrus Mistry; alleges breach of confidentiality
- December 27, 2016

Tata Sons, the holding company of all Tata group of companies, has slapped a legal notice on ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry for alleged breach of confidentiality clauses. Tata Sons' legal notice claimed that Mistry's actions had caused wrongful loss to it and amount to "criminal breach of trust". "Such reckless failure on your part in discharging your fiduciary, legal and contractual duties has caused irreparable harm and damage to Tata Sons and Tata Group and our client intends to exercise ... (more...)

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