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Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra And Salma Hayek Proclaim 'A New Path Forward'

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 08:47

Three of Harvey Weinstein’s most outspoken accusers introduced a powerful video montage Sunday at the Oscars that featured a diverse group of this year’s nominees calling for more inclusion in Hollywood. Actresses Annabella Sciorra, Ashley Judd and Salma Hayek praised Hollywood’s shakeup as the Me Too movement gained strength in the last year, and acknowledged there was more work to be done. “This year, many spoke their truth, and the journey ahead is long, but slowly a new path has emerged,” said Sciorra, referencing sexual misconduct allegations against powerful players in Hollywood.

Florida shooting survivor David Hogg 'hung up on White House call' inviting him to Trump listening session

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:18

A survivor of a shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School has said he hung up on a phone call from the White House. David Hogg, a 17-year-old student, said he received a call asking if he was planning to attend a discussion with Donald Trump. Before he hung up, he said he told the White House official: “We don’t need to listen to President Trump.

Trump Pal Carl Icahn Unloaded Millions In Steel-Related Stock Days Before Tariff

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 07:14

Billionaire Carl Icahn, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and former special adviser, sold $31.3 million in shares of a steel-related company just before Trump announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Icahn told CNBC Thursday that he hadn’t had “much interaction” with Trump in the “past four or five months,” and had no special knowledge of what Trump planned to do or when.

Man charged with shooting man in bulletproof vest at Heights party

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:51

Houston police have charged a man in connection with the deadly shooting in a Heights garage apartment early Sunday morning.

Endangered Sumatran tiger falls victim to brutal killing spree

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:42

A critically endangered Sumatran tiger was brutally killed in Indonesia on Sunday, the latest victim of a killing spree targeting near-extinct species that has alarmed conservationists. Police on Borneo island arrested at least two people in two separate incidents this year in which an orangutan had been decapitated and another had been shot more than 130 times with an air rifle.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visits White House during turbulent period

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:00

NBC's Andrea Mitchell discusses with former U.S. ambassador Daniel Shapiro about the significance of President Trump's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.

2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan: More Muscle for the Middle C

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:00

Goodbye, glitzy grille. Hello, horsepower.

U.N. inquiry blames Congo's ADF rebels for deadly attack on peacekeepers

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:41

A Congo-based Ugandan rebel group is to blame for three attacks on United Nations peacekeepers, including one in December that killed 15 Tanzanian troops, the United Nations said on Friday. The Dec. 8 attack, which also killed five Congolese soldiers and wounded another 53 peacekeepers, on a U.N. base in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled eastern borderlands came amid a rising wave of violence in the mineral-rich area. A special U.N. inquiry also looked at two other attacks on Tanzanian peacekeepers, on Sept. 16 and Oct. 7, 2017.

Japan car giants team up to build hydrogen stations

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 02:38

Top Japanese carmakers said on Monday they were teaming up to nearly double the amount of hydrogen stations in Japan, as the car-mad country seeks to head off competition from China and Germany. Toyota, Nissan and Honda formed a joint venture with major gas and energy companies, including French industrial gases company Air Liquide, to build 80 new hydrogen stations in the next four years, to add to the 101 stations currently in Japan. "At this stage, we believe there is significant space for cooperation, rather than searching for areas of competition," Shigeki Terashi, Toyota executive vice president told reporters.

A U.S. Aircraft Carrier's Historic Vietnam Port Call Sends a Message to China

Top Stories - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:18

The visit marks the largest U.S. military presence in Vietnam since the war ended in 1975

Kobe Bryant, The Basketball Player, Just Won An Oscar

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:53

Bryant was the executive producer of the six-minute short, which was based on the poem the former NBA star wrote for The Players’ Tribune in 2015 announcing his retirement. During his acceptance speech, Bryant dropped a subtle dig at Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who recently told NBA players LeBron James and Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” after they criticized President Donald Trump in a video on YouTube.

Crucial abuse hearing for top Vatican official opens in Australia

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:40

Cardinal George Pell's barrister accused police of failing to follow proper procedures as a crucial hearing opened Monday to determine if the top Pope Francis adviser will stand trial on historical sexual offence charges. The 76-year-old, the most senior Catholic cleric to be charged with criminal offences linked to the Church's long-running sexual abuse scandal, denies all the claims. Pell, in a beige jacket on top of a black shirt with a clerical collar, arrived by car and was escorted by dozens of police as he made his way up the steps and into the Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Jordan Peele Wears Deer Pin In Tribute To Symbolism In 'Get Out' At Oscars

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:39

Jordan Peele paid tribute to his directorial debut “Get Out” in a subtle way at the Oscars. On the red carpet Sunday night, he wore a golden pin shaped like deer antlers — a symbolic motif throughout his film.

Chris Christie Slams 'Some Of The Really Awful People Inside The White House'

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:38

In an interview with the New York Times, Christie defended White House counselor Kellyanne Conway by attacking her coworkers. In a separate interview, he also said White House advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner ― Trump’s daughter and son-in-law ― might be fired by now in any other administration.

Florida Billboard Slams NRA As 'Terrorist Organization'

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 20:39

The message was funded by the Mad Dog PAC, which sponsors billboards across the nation calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment and attacking the nation’s largest gun lobby and select Republican politicians. The PAC is headed by Claude Taylor, a former staff member in Bill Clinton’s White House. “With the GOP majority in the House and in the Senate, the NRA makes impossible any meaningful, common-sense gun reform.

This shirt with Timothée Chalamet's face on it is the fiercest Oscars red carpet look

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 20:38

Sunday's a big night for fashion — it is the Oscars, after all. And sure, there are some promising candidates for best dressed. (Olympian Adam Rippon and his leather harness, perhaps?) SEE ALSO: All the best looks from the 2018 Oscars red carpet But an unexpected candidate has pulled into first place: Call Me By Your Name screenwriter James Ivory, who (via People) strode the red carpet wearing a shirt with CMBYN star Timothée Chalamet's face on it. Both are nominated — Ivory for Best Screenplay and Chalamet for Best Actor.  Let's take a look at this shirt: Image: Getty ImagesNow, let's take an even closer look. Image: Getty ImagesAnd, just for fun, let's check out a side-by-side comparison of the shirt and Chalamet IRL. Image: getty images Image: Getty Images An unexpected look from an unexpected red carpet frontrunner. Where do we get one for ourselves? WATCH: 'Call Me By Your Name'... if your name is Oscar

German security service probes acid attack on energy CFO

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 19:30

Germany's domestic security service is investigating an acid attack on a manager of an energy company that has been in conflict with environmental protesters, police said Monday. Two unidentified males on Sunday hurled acid at the face of Bernhard Guenther, 51, chief financial officer with Essen-based company Innogy, the renewables subsidiary of energy giant RWE, said police. Bild daily reported that the attackers used sulphuric acid, badly injuring the victim's face and eyes, as he was walking back from a bakery though a park close to his home in Haan near Duesseldorf.

Russia's Big Military Buildup: Why Is America So Shocked?

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 19:28

What is noteworthy is that the bilateral relationship between Russia and the United States is clearly on a downward trajectory. Russia's Big Military Buildup: Why Is America So Shocked? American defense officials are not surprised by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s March 1 speech that highlighted a host of new strategic nuclear weapons that the Kremlin is developing to overcome U.S. missile defenses.

Florida Teacher Linked To White Supremacist Podcast Removed From The Classroom

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 18:49

A Florida middle school social studies teacher was removed from the classroom while her school district investigates a HuffPost report that she hosted a white supremacist podcast under a pseudonym, shared anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and suggested that Muslims be eradicated from the planet. HuffPost, in an article published on Saturday, revealed that Volitich was hosting a podcast titled “Unapologetic” under the name “Tiana Dalichov.” Volitich also used that name on a Twitter account and two Facebook pages, in addition to  several other podcasts and YouTube pages.

All The Gorgeous Looks From The 2018 Oscars Red Carpet

Top Stories - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 17:51

There’s no red carpet event quite like the Oscars. 


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