Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is launching its detailed platform for Britain’s Dec. 12 election as it tries to close an opinion-poll gap with the governing Conservatives
Apple's move into the movie business isn't off to a promising start: The company has abruptly canceled the world premiere of The Banker , which was set to debut at the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles Thursday, the Guardian reports. The film—which had a prestigious closing-night slot—...
A DNA test has confirmed that Hunter Biden is the father of a baby living with its mother in Arkansas. According to Business Insider, Biden is not expected to challenge the results, despite previously denying paternity. The baby's mother, Luden Alexis Roberts, filed a petition for paternity and child support in May. In 2017, Biden divorced after his wife accused him of spending money on drugs and strip clubs.
A lawyer for victims of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein says Britain’s Prince Andrew should speak to U.S. investigators immediately about what he knew of the convicted pedophile
'Climate Emergency' Is Oxford's 2019 Word of the Year. Oxford Dictionaries chose "climate emergency" as the 2019 Word of the Year from a shortlist of words that were all related to the environment. ... it was just clear that issues relating to the climate were running through all the different lexical items we were working with. It reflects it was a real preoccupation of the English-speaking world in 2019, Katherine Connor Martin, Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, via 'The New York Times'. Since 2018, the use of "climate emergency" has increased by 100 times. The Word of the Year citation is meant to capture the "preoccupations of the passing year, and have a lasting potential as a term of cultural significance.”. When we considered all the possibilities, a narrative really coalesced this year around words associated with ecological concerns, Katherine Connor Martin, Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, via 'The New York Times'. Other words on the list included "extinction," "climate-denial" and "eco-anxiety.". Recent Word of the Year citations have included "vape," "toxic" and "post-truth."
Nissan said it’s recalling 394, 025 cars in the U.S. over a braking system defect. There were concerns a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire. According to Reuters, the leak would trigger a warning but if ignored, it could then lead to a fire. The recall did not mention if the defect caused any fires or injuries so far. The company recently also recalled 1.3 million vehicles for problems with its backup camera displays.
Ten Democratic candidates are debating in Atlanta—including five of the senators who will serve as jurors if there is an impeachment trial for President Trump. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar are on stage, along with Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew...
Landmark Marijuana Legalization Bill Is Approved by House Committee. The bill legalizes marijuana on the federal level. It was approved by the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 24 to 10. In approving the bill, Democratic lawmakers cited racial disparities in arrests made in connection with marijuana. The criminalization of marijuana has been a mistake. The racial disparity in marijuana enforcement laws only compounded this mistake with serious consequences, particularly for minority communities, Rep. Ken Buck, CO, D., via CNBC. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws referred to the passage as the “biggest marijuana news of the year.”. The bill now moves to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, where it is likely to be approved. The bill will probably face a tougher battle in the Republican-controlled Senate
Democratic presidential candidates clashed Wednesday in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump. (Nov. 21)
Someone get Joe Biden an aspirin—his son is back in the news. This time it's about a court motion saying Hunter Biden fathered a child with an Arkansas woman and owes her child support, People reports. "DNA testing has established with scientific certainty that the defendant is the father...
Jiterria Lightner was traveling alone with her three young children in September when the unthinkable happened: Her son Jaiden Cowart fell from the top of an escalator at North Carolina's Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, dying days later from his injuries. Now Lightner finds herself charged in his death, WCNC reports. According...
The legalization of hemp is spurring U.S. farmers into unfamiliar terrain, enticing them with profits amid turmoil in agriculture while proving to be a tricky endeavor in the early stages (Nov. 21)
Business Insider reports an employee at Target store died on the job on Saturday. A worker collapsed and was given CPR until help arrived. A Target spokesperson said that the company cordoned off part of the store. However, the store in Whittier, California, did not close following his death. Target says employees were given the option to leave work for the day. Nevertheless, some customers told local media that they believed the store should have closed for the day.
A new survey says about one in four Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west
'Killing Zac Efron' Adventure Series Lands at Quibi . The survival show places the actor on a remote island. Along with a guide partner and survival gear, Efron will have to face the area's challenges for three weeks. The actor's production banner, Ninjas Runnin' Wild, will help produce the program. I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level, Zac Efron, via statement. I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits, Zac Efron, via statement. Quibi, a short-form mobile video platform, will launch in April 2020. It is founded by former Dreamworks CEO and Walt Disney Studios Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg. Besides Efron, many other Hollywood celebrities will have content on Quibi. They include Jennifer Lopez, Idris Elba and Steven Spielberg
A businesswoman became the center of an alleged conflict of interest regarding Boris Johnson. Jennifer Arcuri spoke out about the issue, saying Johnson has cast her aside like a “gremlin.” Arcuri said she was “heartbroken” at how Johnson has treated her since the controversy. She said: "I've been nothing but loyal, faithful, supportive, and a true confidante of yours.” According to Business Insider, Arcuri kept his “secrets” and has been his friend.
Gordon Sondland has retrieved lost memories yet again—this time thanks to a rapper whose work includes songs like "Wassup" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2," Slate reports. Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the US ambassador to the European Union mentioned a July 26 phone call he had with President...
Gordon Sondland Makes A$AP Rocky Focal Point of Impeachment Hearing . On Nov. 20, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified before lawmakers during the House impeachment hearing. . In his testimony, Sondland recounted a phone conversation he had with Donald Trump, saying they spoke about A$AP Rocky. It is true that the president speaks loudly at times and it’s also true...I think we primarily discussed A$AP Rocky, Gordon Sondland, via ‘New York Post’. The conversation described was reportedly in reference to Rocky’s recent two-month imprisonment in Sweden over the summer. Trump involved himself in the case on July 25, a day before the alleged call, demanding Sweden’s release of Rocky. . Sondland’s call referencing Rocky was also brought up by David Holmes during his testimony last week. . According to Holmes, Sondland told Trump to “let [Rocky] get sentenced,” in order to later “play the racism card.”