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Donald Trump files $500 million lawsuit as pageant woes mount

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NEW YORK — As fallout built over Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit.
The suit against Univision for dropping the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants claims breach of contract, defamation and First Amendment violations, and [...]

 

Wednesday July 1st, 2015 | No comments »


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Greece debt crisis: Eurozone to discuss new bailout

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Eurozone ministers are to discuss a Greek request for a new bailout, hours after Athens missed the deadline for a €1.5bn (£1.1bn, $1.7bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
On Tuesday, eurozone finance ministers refused to extend the previous bailout following the collapse of talks.
As a result, Greece became the first European Union country to [...]

 

Wednesday July 1st, 2015 | No comments »


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Artificial Intelligence Machine Gets Testy With Its Programmer

 
(wsj.com)
Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude.
Over at Google GOOGL -0.19%, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation recorded by its human engineers, becomes exasperated and ends [...]

 

Wednesday July 1st, 2015 | No comments »


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David Sweat, Escaped New York Convict, Is Shot and Captured as Hunt Ends

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CONSTABLE, N.Y. — David Sweat, the remaining prison escapee on the run in northern New York, was shot by a state trooper and taken into custody on Sunday after a 23-day manhunt that began with an improbable escape from two maximum-security cells and ended in the rain-drenched woods just south of the Canadian border.
Mr. Sweat, [...]

 

Monday June 29th, 2015 | No comments »


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Former Buc Warren Sapp charged with domestic battery

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LAS VEGAS – Authorities in Las Vegas have charged Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp with biting his girlfriend, throwing her to the ground and stepping on her head in an April incident that began at the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada.
The criminal complaint filed today in Las Vegas Justice Court charges Sapp with [...]

 

Friday June 26th, 2015 | No comments »


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French woman goes on trial for deaths of 8 of her babies

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DOUAI, France (AP) — One day in the summer of 2010, a man was digging in his garden in northern France when he discovered a trash bag containing the remains of an infant. When he summoned the police, they found the body of another newborn. A few days later, they found more bags in the [...]

 

Friday June 26th, 2015 | No comments »


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Bobbi Kristina Brown in hospice, boyfriend accused of abuse

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(Reuters) – Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, was moved to hospice care on Wednesday after suffering irreversible brain damage five months ago, and her former boyfriend was hit with a lawsuit alleging physical abuse and theft from her bank account.
 
Bobbi Kristina, 22, was found face down and unresponsive in [...]

 

Friday June 26th, 2015 | No comments »


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Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

 

(CNN) America’s leading merchants have spoken: The Confederate flag is coming off the shelves.

Walmart, Amazon, eBay and Sears all announced bans on the sale of Confederate flag merchandise, amid an intensifying national debate over the use of the controversial flag.
The announcements are the latest indication that the flag, a symbol of the slave-holding South, has [...]

 

Wednesday June 24th, 2015 | No comments »


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Chinese City Defends Dog Meat Festival, Despite Scorn

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YULIN, China — It was the night before the summer solstice, and the tables at a streetside food stall here were set for the annual feast: steamed pumpkin, sautéed morning glory, smashed cucumbers and cold-skin rice flour noodles. At the center of each table were the two traditional dishes most essential to the celebration here: [...]

 

Wednesday June 24th, 2015 | No comments »


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Jurassic World Reaches $981.3M, Inside Out Sets Opening Record

(www.comingsoon.net)
Dinosaurs are still ruling the earth today with Jurassic World‘s strong second weekend bringing the Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures blockbuster to $981.3 million at the worldwide box office. The film is again No. 1 worldwide, in North America and internationally for the second weekend in a row.
In North America, Jurassic World added an additional [...]

 

Monday June 22nd, 2015 | No comments »