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Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein 'fury' on 'Frida' set in op-ed

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Hayek maintains that it was only through her friendships with powerful men like Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney that "saved me from being raped". "And he demanded full-frontal nudity", she explains. "He had been constantly asking for more skin, for more sex". She fought legally to get the production back on track but doing so came with numerous, almost impossible conditions, including a rewrite of the script, raising $10 million for financing, and casting four prominent actors ... Read More »

Winter Storm Warning issued for Lapeer County

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Travel will be quite hard with visibilities that could fall under a quarter-mile with blowing snow. Accumulations could be as high as an inch per hour. More cold air fills in behind the storm, and lows Wednesday night should drop into the low to mid-teens (-10 to -11 degrees Celsius). You can see a full list of school closures here. Read More »

U.S. demands release of Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar

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Reuters confirmed that reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested late Tuesday in connection with their work. Reuters spokesman Abbe Serphos said the news organization is "urgently seeking more information about the circumstances of their arrest and their current situation". Read More »

Explosion in New York Bus Terminal, One in Custody, Others Injured

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He suffered burns to the hands and abdomen, and other injuries. Authorities report Ullah wore an "improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body", which he intentionally detonated, Police Commissioner James O'Neill said. "The terrorists want to undermine that", he added. De Blasio urged New Yorkers who see anything unusual or suspicious to notify a police officer. Read More »

Congress Ignores Trump's Iran Deal Deadline

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The US Congress is about to miss a deadline for taking action on the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), ignoring President Trump's demands for a harder line on the agreement. Senior administration officials, such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have expressed hopes that the nuclear deal will be saved and the US will not face diplomatic problems in Europe and more tensions in the Middle East. Read More »

Gundogan: City Are Yet To Win Anything

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John Stones is nearing a return to action but is still likely to miss the next couple of weeks, while Benjamin Mendy is out until the spring with a knee injury. Guardiola now holds the record for most consecutive wins in the top-flight of Spanish, German and English soccer with Barcelona , Bayern Munich and Man City respectively. Read More »

Putin criticizes U.S. move on Jerusalem

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Territorial disputes have long plagued the relationship between Israel and Palestine with Jerusalem at the epicenter of the ongoing conflict. Earlier in Cairo, Putin stressed the importance of "the immediate resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks over all disputed issues, including the status of Jerusalem". Read More »

Redskins deny name change to 'Redhawks' after internet hoax

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Thanks to a number of faux articles and websites that mirrored major publications, it seemed as though the "Washington Redhawks" became the newest National Football League team name. That ruling was brought back to the spotlight in June when the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Patent and Trademark Office violated the First Amendment rights of an Asian-American rock band by denying them a trademark on their name " The Slants ". Read More »

Senator Grassley expresses reservations on two Trump judge nominees

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Ernest GrassleyGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration Thanks to the farm lobby, the U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Mateer on September 7 to fill a vacancy based in Sherman, in the Eastern District of Texas, which handles cases from Plano to Beaumont. Read More »

Four people seriously injured by Israeli fire at Gaza border

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The previous such announcement was on October 30, when Israel blew up a tunnel dug by Islamic Jihad. A third projectile hit an open area in southern Israel. The army did not say when the crossings would reopen. According to other sources, Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani has urged Hamas to fire rockets at Israel. Read More »

Facing Lawmakers, DAG Rosenstein Goes to Bat for Mueller

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Some Republicans are calling for the appointment of a second special counsel following the release of anti-Trump texts written by an FBI agent before his removal from the special counsel's investigation. The texts seen by the AP began in the summer of 2015, soon after the FBI launched its email server investigation, and continued over the next year and a half as the presidential race was in full swing and as Trump and Clinton were looking to defeat their primary challengers and head toward the ... Read More »

USA broadside leaves WTO meeting in tatters

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Trade ministers from 164 countries looked set to conclude their biennial World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Argentina without having reached a single agreement on Wednesday, still smarting from stinging criticism of the trade body voiced by U.S. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to Permit Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

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Saudi Arabia is undergoing a major economic shift known as Vision 2030 that is meant to move the country's economy away from its dependence on oil and reduce its almost $80 billion deficit. Many involved in the country's film community praised the decision. Saudi women attend a rare cinema screening at a film festival in Riyadh in October 2017. Read More »

Cold Air Swings in With Biting Wind Chill

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A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. It's brutally cold outside Wednesday morning in the Northeast, with winds gusting close to 40 miles per hour from Washington, D.C.to Boston, producing wind chills in the single digits and teens. Read More »

Four-month-old baby stabbed in Toronto's west end

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Another victim, a man, suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. A woman was apprehended a short time after police arrived, and was subsequently taken to hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. It appears the baby was also assaulted, according to Const. David Hopkinson of Toronto police. She had also suffered "very serious" injuries and will require medical attention before she's taken into custody, Hopkinson said. Read More »

Explosion Reported Near Times Square

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Akayed Ullah set off a crudely made pipe bomb during rush hour on the NY subway on Monday. There were four people injured in the attack, including Ullah, but no fatalities have been reported. President Trump "has been briefed on the explosion in New York City ", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said via a tweet Monday morning. Like Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek immigrant who allegedly used a rented ute to fatally mow down eight people in NY in October, Ullah was "disgruntled", Cuomo ... Read More »

Philippine lawmakers approve 1-yr extension of martial law in south

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In July, Congress extended the declaration until December 31 at Duterte's request to give troops more time to defeat the militants. Under the Constitution, the Congress, voting jointly, has the sole power to extend martial law. The presidential palace welcomed the vote in Congress. Roque appealed to the public to "stand behind the Administration and rally behind our defenders to quell the continuing rebellion in Mindanao". Read More »

Bible talk with Jake Tapper leaves Roy Moore's spokesman speechless

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In a tense 10-minute interview, the host pressed Crockett to explain some of Moore's reactionary views, including his belief that Muslims shouldn't be allowed to serve in Congress. "Oh no, I swore on the Bible, Crockett responded". " You can swear on anything". Things went off the rails when Crockett falsely claimed there is a legal obligation to swear on a Bible during an oath of office. Read More »

Gujarat results will be zabardast: Rahul

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The Congress hopes a round of state elections offers the party, and Gandhi, a shot at revival ahead of the next national elections, due in 2019. "Didn't you notice my visit to Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand?" On repeated accusation of Modi on him and the Congress, Rahul said he wouldn't make any derogatory comment on the PM or the BJP. Read More »

Former Facebook Exec: Social Media Destroying Society

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He recommended students to take a break from social media. Now, those "short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops" that Facebook created in its users' minds " are destroying how society works ", according to Palihapitiya. Palihapitiya says social media addiction and its dark effects are not limited to any particular country and that it is rather a global problem. He had particularly harsh words for tools such as Facebook's "Like" button, saying that social media was leaving users "vacant ... Read More »

Energy prices drive USA wholesale inflation to 5-year record high

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Inflation has moderated for much of this year, leading to concern among some Fed officials that the factors holding back price pressures could prove more persistent. "The lack of a sustained pickup in core CPI does make the Fed deliberations about the pace of monetary policy tightening next year more complicated", said Kathy Bostjancic, head of US macro investor services at Oxford Economics in NY. Read More »

Dayton names Tina Smith to replace Sen. Al Franken

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She has been a more visible lieutenant governor than her predecessors. Al Franken's seat until the November election, and she will run in that election to complete the final two years of Franken's term, a Democratic operative told The Associated Press Wednesday. Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Newman to resign from Trump administration

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Reality TV star turned political operative Manigault is to leave the White House, officials said, the latest departure as Donald Trump's administration turns one year old. But it was her social life that more often grabbed headlines. Omarosa was one of his highest profile African-American, female supporters and one of the few black women in Trump's West Wing. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Why is Hiten Tejwani dressed up as Arshi Khan?

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As a part of the task Hina Khan, Priyank Sharma , Hiten Tejwani and Akash Dadlani were the robots in the lab and Vikas Gupta , Puneesh Sharma, Luv Tyagi and Arshi Khan as "karamcharis" had to evoke emotions in them. She questions him and asks him whom she has manipulated till date. "She does this always". He called Hina a liar and also ridiculed her for hiding her age. Read More »

ISP trooper shot during traffic stop in southern Indiana

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Trooper Kays was then able to get back to his police vehicle and chase Kays a short distance, but Kays escaped. Police said Kays was able to drive to his home where he was later taken into custody. "He was shot last night in Jeffersonville". State police say Trooper Morgenn Evans stopped a pickup truck driven by Oscar Kays on Tuesday evening in Jeffersonville. Read More »

Iran's Revolutionary Guards offer support to Palestinians

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Almost all members of the worldwide community, even U.S. allies in Europe and other regions, denounced the move that could crush their hopes for the so-called "two-state solution" to the seven-decade conflict in Palestine. The OIC is the second-largest inter-governmental body after the United Nations, and its 57 member states spread over four continents. Rouhani described the declaration a "plot against Palestine and the Muslim world" that can be thwarted with a united reaction from Muslims, ... Read More »