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Miles Teller arrested for allegedly being drunk in public Miles Teller arrested for allegedly being drunk in public
- June 20, 2017

Cops brought Teller to a detox center in an attempt to sober him up against his will, and upon arrival was rejected by staff due to his unwillingness to follow directions. Miles Teller was arrested early Sunday morning after a late night of partying caused him to be drunk and disorderly in front of cops. NBC 7 has reached out to Teller's manager for comment. (more...)
Cosby prosecutor fights release of juror names Cosby prosecutor fights release of juror names
- June 20, 2017

Cosby's team declared victory and went on the attack. "It has been restored", said Andrew Wyatt, his spokesman. Camille Cosby had harsh words for the judge, prosecutor and media. "We're here because of them", McMonagle said, shouting and pointing at the back of the courtroom, where other accusers were sitting. Cosby broke barriers as the first black actor to star in a network show, " I Spy ", in the 1960s and created the top-ranked " Cosby Show " two decades later, starring as kindly Dr. (more...)
Held Mosul Old City stormed by Iraqi troops
- June 19, 2017

Iraq launched a massive operation to retake the city last October, and has driven the militants from all but a handful of neighborhoods. Saturday's push by Iraqi troops came almost three weeks after Iraq's paramilitary forces - mostly Shiite fighters with close ties to Iran referred to as the Popular Mobilization Forces - reached the Syrian border in northeastern Iraq. (more...)
Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner
- June 17, 2017

For a variety of reasons, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and other assorted tragedies tend to bring out the very worst in some people . "This man was just so passionate and hateful toward ( President Donald) Trump ", said Crist Dauberman, recounting Hodgkinson's profanity-laden tirade. (more...)
Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain
- June 17, 2017

Defending the title, which has not been done in 27 years, places this crop of Madrid players in an elite category which eludes even the original Ronaldo and their coach Zinedine Zidane . "We have made history, we'll enjoy this moment now". Ahead of the game he admitted he wasn't 100 per cent match fit and seemed to expect to start the game on the bench. (more...)
Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry
- June 17, 2017

Coroner's officials released Carrie Fisher's cause of death on Friday. Nearly six months after the 60-year-old's death, the coroner said in a statement that Fisher also had atherosclerotic heart disease and had used drugs. Fisher wrote extensively about her drug use and battle with mental illness from a young age. "They're working on her right now", the pilot said in a public recording of the conversation on liveatc.net. (more...)
John Avildsen, director of 'Rocky' and 'Karate Kid,' dies at 81 John Avildsen, director of 'Rocky' and 'Karate Kid,' dies at 81
- June 17, 2017

Avildsen died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA, his son, Anthony , told the Los Angeles Times . Rocky proved to be as much of an underdog success story as the fictional Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa portrayed by Stallone, who wrote the screenplay. (more...)
Giffords tweets support following baseball practice shooting
- June 15, 2017

The congressman said he felt the same way even before shots rang out at the Alexandria baseball practice field. The female lawmakers play female reporters - there are not enough women lawmakers to split into party team play their annual Congressional Women's Softball Game on June 21 to benefit a breast cancer organization, the Young Survival Coalition. (more...)
Why Fox News Is Finally Dropping Its Ridiculous Why Fox News Is Finally Dropping Its Ridiculous "Fair & Balanced" Slogan
- June 15, 2017

In an obituary, Fox News rival CNN wrote that Alies "ruled Fox with an iron fist". A Fox News spokesperson told NY that the new tagline won't have any effect on the channel's editorial policies or its programming. As the "Intelligencer" report noted, Fox executives chose to drop the phrase because it had "been mocked" and was "too closely ssociated with Roger". (more...)
FDNY: 34 Treated For Carbon Monoxide In Lower Manhattan FDNY: 34 Treated For Carbon Monoxide In Lower Manhattan
- June 14, 2017

According to Leonard, all 32 injuries are minor , the pipe has been capped , and the carbon monoxide levels in the building are decreasing. Fire officials first got a call about the basement blaze on Murray Street around 8:30 a.m. "A prudent person could make that connection - that 'the box opened, then we passed out.' But between the fire department and the police department, we ruled out that type of incident", he said. (more...)
Rallies against Islamic law draw counterprotests across US Rallies against Islamic law draw counterprotests across US
- June 13, 2017

Organizers, with an eye on the Sharia protest, said they hoped "to respond to hate with kindness and service, in the spirit of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan". Both Mr. Boykin and Mr. Smith say they are opposed to Sharia Law in the United States because they would both be murdered under it. No violence or arrests were reported at the event, though some counterprotesters armed themselves with makeshift shields and clubs, occasionally setting off flares, and self-described " Oath Keepers ... (more...)
Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee
- June 12, 2017

Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island is an ex officio member of the Senate Intelligence committee . The attorney general, the highest-ranking law-enforcement officer in the nation, said he would testify before the Senate committee Tuesday, presumably under oath. (more...)
Taylor Swift's music returns to Spotify, Pandora, other streaming services
- June 11, 2017

In some ways, even artists like Swift can't afford to ignore the two platforms - though she's had a significant effect on how the two companies do business. Taylor pulled her songs from Spotify back in 2014 , after criticising the effect streaming services were having on the music industry. Some fans found the timing of Swift's return interesting. (more...)
Bobbi Brown's ex arrested on domestic battery charges Bobbi Brown's ex arrested on domestic battery charges
- June 11, 2017

The entertainment news site also stated that the victim had lodged a police report claiming that Gordon had beat her up and prevented her from leaving the house. Gordon was taken into custody on Saturday in Sanford , Florida , and is facing two charges: domestic violence and kidnapping/false imprisonment of an adult. (more...)
Powerball jackpot climbs to $435 million for Saturday drawing
- June 11, 2017

Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Saturday night's total surpasses the $435 million a jackpot claimed by someone in IN in February. You might also be interested in. "There was one Powerball jackpot victor Saturday and 2,750,331 additional players won prizes totaling more than $21.1 million". If the prize amount doesn't go up before the 10:59 p.m. (more...)
Officer on trial in shooting death says motorist had hand on gun Officer on trial in shooting death says motorist had hand on gun
- June 10, 2017

The shooting became known across the nation because the aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Castile's girlfriend. Yanez said he meant to say he saw the top of the gun's slide rather than the barrel. According to the transcripts of the video of the incident, Castile responded by saying, "I'm not reaching for it". " I told him to take his (expletive) hand off the gun ". (more...)
Spotify nemesis Taylor Swift ends streaming boycott Spotify nemesis Taylor Swift ends streaming boycott
- June 10, 2017

Taylor Swift got back together with Spotify on Friday, returning her music to streaming services nearly three years after complaining publicly they did not pay artists enough, and on the same day rival Katy Perry released a new album. (more...)
USA forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city USA forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city
- June 10, 2017

The seizure of Marawi on May 23 by hundreds of fighters who have sworn allegiance to Islamic State , including dozens from neighbouring countries and the Middle East, has fuelled concern that the ultra-radical group is gaining a foothold in South-East Asia. (more...)
Frances Ha star Mickey Sumner has joined the TNT Snowpiercer series Frances Ha star Mickey Sumner has joined the TNT Snowpiercer series
- June 09, 2017

She previously had a starring role in the drama series "The $treet", which aired for one season on Fox in 2000. The show aims to explore "class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival". She'll also be seen in the manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel next year. Diggs, an actor whose acclaim continues to escalate, is coming off his roles in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette, a run on sitcom Black-ish and Baz Lurhmann's hip-hop ... (more...)
'Wonder Woman' Refreshingly Rejects The Moral Ambiguity Of Other Superhero Flicks 'Wonder Woman' Refreshingly Rejects The Moral Ambiguity Of Other Superhero Flicks
- June 09, 2017

Gal Gadot stars in " Wonder Woman ", which was directed by Patty Jenkins . The two hours and twenty-one minutes of Wonder Woman is some of the most enjoyable, exhilarating, and empowering I have ever experienced in the superhero genre. (more...)