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Kate Spade honors late founder at NY Fashion Week

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 22:27

Kate Spade put the sparkle into New York Fashion Week on Friday, paying tribute in a riot of color to the handbag brand's founder, three months after her tragic death. It was the label's first runway show at the bi-annual style fest, having previously opted for Instagram-able presentations, held this time in the lofty surrounds of the iconic New York Public Library. The new creative director, Northern Ireland-born Nicola Glass, was already working on her debut collection when 55-year-old Spade, who founded the company with her husband, committed suicide in June.

Nike's Online Sales Soar After Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign Launches

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 22:13

Nike's online sales have rocketed since the company revealed that former San

Surveillance video shows moment missing teen returns home: Part 6

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 20:29

Abby Hernandez wants everyone to know that her painful past will not define her: "Just don't lose hope."

Tesla shares reel as executives quit and CEO smokes pot on webcast

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 19:36

Shares of the electric carmaker tumbled more than 6 percent on Friday to $263.24, with investors on edge after a tumultuous August during which Musk proposed and then abruptly pulled the plug on a go-private deal. Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton resigned after just one month in the job because of discomfort with the attention on the company and pace of work during that time, Tesla said in a filing on Friday. Later on Friday, Tesla named a new president of automotive operations, promoting eight-year Tesla employee and former Daimler truck exec Jerome Guillen into the role overseeing all automotive operations and reporting to Musk.

The 93 Most Delish Brownies

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:54

High-stakes diplomacy as battle for Syria's Idlib looms

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:42

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Russia on Friday backed a military campaign to retake the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria as Turkey pleaded for a cease-fire, narrowing the chances of a diplomatic solution to avoid what many say would be a bloody humanitarian disaster.

Man sentenced after Facebook helps solve 1996 cold case

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:23

DALLAS (AP) — The brother-in-law of a Dallas woman raped and slain more than two decades ago while her infant daughter slept in a playpen nearby has pleaded guilty, bringing an end to a case that was re-opened when that daughter as an adult went to police to push for an investigation.

Police say shooter's gun jammed during office rampage

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:11

CINCINNATI (AP) — The shooter who killed three people in a Cincinnati office high-rise once acted disoriented after being fired four years ago in South Carolina, and he filed a recent lawsuit that a judge in June said "borders on delusional."

Arizona Cardinals Pick Cindy McCain As Honorary Captain For Season Opener Against Washington

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:56

Cindy McCain is the latest member of her family to get the tribute treatment

Crews battle for 3rd day to outflank Northern California wildfire

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:16

A fierce wildfire that has forced the closure of an interstate highway in Northern California raged for a third day on Friday through explosively dry mountain timber in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, as crews battled to outflank the flames. The Delta Fire has scorched nearly 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) in the Cascade range since erupting on Wednesday in a forest canyon along the Sacramento River, about 250 miles (402 km) north of San Francisco, fire officials said. The underbrush is being removed with a combination of bulldozers and hand tools, as well as controlled burning operations, said Captain Brandon Vaccaro, a spokesman for the Delta fire incident command.

Off-Duty Texas Cop Enters Wrong Apartment, Kills Man Inside: Police

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:52

A Dallas police officer who entered the wrong apartment, having allegedly

OK, everybody: Stop pot-shaming Elon Musk

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:27

Last night, a man took a relaxing hit off a joint. Or, to put it another way for readers in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and the District of Columbia: It was a Thursday. The man happened to be Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX. The joint — technically a spliff or blunt, as it was marijuana mixed with tobacco — happened to be proffered by comedian and wrestling commentator Joe Rogan, who was streaming his show live from the state of California. "It's legal, right?" asked Musk as he took Rogan up on his offer.   SEE ALSO: Elon Musks opens up about the toll Tesla takes on him Indeed it is. And for those of us in those states where marijuana is acceptable and available to adults in a dispensary near you, it was about as notable as the whiskey he also swigged on the show. Indeed, it seemed one of the more normal things Musk has done lately.  Accusing a member of the team that rescued schoolboys stuck in a cave in Thailand of being a pedophile? Shocking and shameful. Promising funding to buy back Tesla shares and take the company private, then rescinding the promise? A real headscratcher, one that is reportedly under SEC investigation.   Hitting a spliff once? Meh. If anything, given his stressful role and his hair-trigger tendency to send ill-advised tweets, Musk could probably do with hitting it again. It's certainly preferable to the brain-addling Ambien that may be fueling his recent controversial public statements, according to Tesla board members. It's pot. So what? Musk on Joe Rogan's podcast.Image: joe rogan, youtubeBut even in 2018, with legalization sweeping across America and much of the country aware of scientific reports showing the cannabis plant to be safer than alcohol, it seems we still have to contend with the alarmist legacy of reefer madness. The New York Times, which has a history of misleading marijuana stories, clutched its pearls and called Musk's smoke a "stunt." CNN, based in a state that can't even get its act together on medical marijuana despite overwhelming public support, breathlessly suggested Musk would have to apologize.  CNBC speculated that he was breaking Tesla policy (he wasn't; as Musk later told the Guardian, Tesla workers are allowed THC in their blood stream in drug tests.) Fox Business even snitched on Musk to the U.S. Air Force, and the USAF had to deny that it had launched any sort of investigation.  Meanwhile Wall Street drove Tesla shares down more than 9% in early trading, much of the damage no doubt done by the street's famously cocaine-fueled investors.   Marijuana possession arrests may be in decline (and given the clearly racist nature of those arrests, it's about time). But pot-shaming, apparently, is still a thing.    this whole elon thing reminds me how much of a big deal weed still is to people outside of california — ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) September 7, 2018 It wasn't as if Musk was promoting weed-smoking. ( Vice complained that he'd made the recreational activity less cool just by doing it on camera.) "I'm not a regular smoker," he said. "I don't think it's very good for productivity." This is far from a universal experience, as legendary creatives like the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who may have done their best work while high, will tell you. Still, Musk did his duty by East Coast polite society. He was a paragon of moderation. If the Grimes-Azealia Banks text conversations released last month are to be believed — Banks has since apologized for airing dirty laundry, but hasn't refuted the content — Grimes' boyfriend is still mostly in what blogger Andrew Sullivan dubbed "the cannabis closet." Musk dismisses the fact that he pegged his buyback price for Tesla shares at $420 — a number that has long been code for weed-smoking — as a mere coincidence.  Given this two-tiered public reaction to a single toke, is it any wonder Musk would want to spend most of his time in that closet?    There's nothing wrong with Elon Musk smoking weed on TV.What's wrong here is that hundreds of thousands of black man are currently rotting in jail for far less. — Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) September 7, 2018 It's hard to explain to some people in non-legal states, or some (but not all) people over a certain age, just how small a deal weed really is. The lies told by the government during the War on Drugs seeped deep into our collective consciousness. No matter how many times the gateway drug theory is refuted by research, there is a vested interest in believing it.  Many poppers of pills and swiggers of cocktails do not want to credit the possibility that their relaxation methods are really the dangerous ones — even as a recent, vast study of studies revealed the inconvenient truth that alcohol consumption is unsafe at any level.   But given the pace of change, not just across America, but across the world, in the 21 countries that have now at least partly legalized cannabis, it may soon be hard to explain why what Musk did on camera last night was ever considered news.  Toke on, Elon.  WATCH: This anti-smoking giant is taking on Juul

Report: Apple is adding its own daily ‘Top 100’ charts to Apple Music

Macworld - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:12

According to Rolling Stone, Apple will push out a software update on Friday, September 7, that will add 116 new “top 100” charts to Apple Music. 

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Rolling Stone’s image showing the new Daily Top 100 in the Top Charts section.

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Cincinnati police release video showing officers engaging gunman who killed 3

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:07

Omar Perez, 29, was killed after four Cincinnati police officers fired 11 rounds at him.

The Latest: Syria says it's committed to 'liberate' Idlib

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 15:59

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local):

Taylor Smith Pleads Not Guilty to Reckless Endangerment After Pushing Friend Off 60-Foot Bridge

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:56

'All I can do is hope for the best,' the teen has said.

Kavanaugh hearing day 4: Confirmation highlights

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:08

A multitude of witnesses testify on the final day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, including Theodore Olson, Akhil Amar, Cedric Richmond, Elizabeth Weintraub, Aalayah Eastmond, and Rochelle Garza.

Trump Calls On Jeff Sessions To Investigate New York Times Op-Ed

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:04

President Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate

George Papadopoulos: Former Trump campaign advisor to be sentenced for lying to FBI in Russia probe

Top Stories - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:56

Mr Papadopoulos is charged with making false statements to investigators during the probe now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Lawyers for the former foreign policy advisor have asked for leniency, claiming the 31-year-old was in over his head on the campaign and never intended to derail a federal investigation.


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