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Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; judge says keep deliberating

Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; judge says keep deliberating Judge Steven O'Neill asked the jury, which began deliberating Monday evening, to go back to deliberating in another attempt to reach consensus. Some jurors looked defeated as the judge ordered them to continue deliberating. Constand testified last week that Cosby gave her three blue pills, assured her they were "herbal" and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay " frozen " and silent o... [Full Article...]

Mascot fired for showing fan the finger

Mascot fired for showing fan the finger But not everyone was offended by the mascot's gesture, with one fan writing on the social media site: "I thought that was awesome". The Mets apologized after the incident, saying the offending employee won't work in the costume again. Fans need to remember, mascots are only humans dressed up as furry creatures; they're not flawless. That led some online to note that, technically , Mr. [Full Article...]

Cosby accuser shoots hoops amid deliberations

Cosby accuser shoots hoops amid deliberations The jury says it's deadlocked on the charges , but has continued to deliberate. "The jury foreman has informed me that you are deadlocked", O'Neill said. Constand's allegations are the only ones to result in criminal charges because the others are too old to allow for prosecution. Bernard, who went public with her sexual assault claims against Cosby in 2015 , isn't a witness in the Andrea Con... [Full Article...]

Wonder Woman Soundly Defeats The Mummy At The US Box Office

The Mummy fared better overseas, however, where the film was No. 1 with $141.8 million from 63 territories. While it might have come up short domestically, Cruise is still a big worldwide movie star, and The Mummy pulled in more than $142 million. [Full Article...]

Trump on Scalise's condition: 'He's in some trouble'

Trump on Scalise's condition: 'He's in some trouble' But conservatives say they are under physical threat too. In February, Brooks was criticized by Democrats for canceling a town hall meeting in Huntsville over security concerns. They signed oversized cards for the wounded. This includes the party leaders in each chamber of Congress, their whips, the House speaker and the president pro tempore of the Senate (who presides when the president, ie ... [Full Article...]

Simon Kinberg to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Simon Kinberg to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix Besides the film officially landing a director, reports suggest Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain could potentially play the villain, reportedly named Empress Lilandra, from the alien empire called the Shi'ar. The new reveal comes after a bevy of other confirmations for the new X-Men title. This marks the first time a proper entry in the X-Men franchise hasn't been released in the s... [Full Article...]

Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have 'full independence' for Russian Federation probe

Mueller was interviewed both by the Justice Department and by the president personally for the director's position, according to a senior White House official. Ruddy also said that Trump had initially approached Mueller about becoming Federal Bureau of Investigation director after Trump fired James B. Comey last month. [Full Article...]

Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell reunite in Daddy's Home 2 trailer

Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell reunite in Daddy's Home 2 trailer The Plot: Father and stepfather, Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell), have joined forces to provide their kids with the flawless Christmas. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg mined paternal rivalry for serious laughs in 2015's Daddy's Home , which proved to be one of that year's biggest end-of-year hits ($150 million at the domestic box office). [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Banks Calls Out Steven Spielberg For Never Casting A Female Lead

Elizabeth Banks Calls Out Steven Spielberg For Never Casting A Female Lead I want to be clear from the start that I take full responsibility for what I said and I'm sorry. Any larger discussion of having more women as high-profile directors is out the window because the discussion has turned to white feminism, thanks to Banks ignoring " The Color Purple " as if a film about black women does not count. [Full Article...]

Cabinet Praises Trump at First Formal Meeting

Cabinet Praises Trump at First Formal Meeting Defense Secretary James Mattis directed his words of praise to his department, rather than to the president . The New York Times' Glenn Thrush described it "one of the most exquisitely awkward public events I've ever seen". "We now have a very strong voice". White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney : "With your direction we were able to focus on the forgotten man and woman." "Th... [Full Article...]

Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali killed in Grenfell Tower fire

The brothers fled Syria three years ago and were granted asylum in Britain. Ali lived on the fourteenth floor of the Grenfell Tower in northwest London , according to the Syria Solidarity Campaign , a United Kingdom activist group. "We are heartbroken for his family, who thought he had found safety in the United Kingdom", it said. Mohammad Alhajali (left) with his brother Omar who survived... [Full Article...]

Laura Benanti impersonates Melania Trump anew in CBS show

And when Colbert brought up the rumors that her husband possibly could be impeached, she said she was ready for a long stay in the White House . Later that month, Colbert joked in an interview that Trump "is such a redolent turd that we have to examine how we allowed that thing in the food chain". [Full Article...]

N. Korea says it freed US student over humanitarian reasons

N. Korea says it freed US student over humanitarian reasons His ordeal came to limelight in March 2016 when he was coerced to confess that he has stolen the hotel banner, an allegation that could not be ascertained. #An American student from the state of Virginia was sentenced on March 16 by the DPRK Supreme Court [VIDEO ] to 15 years in prison with serving a sentence in a corrective labor colony. [Full Article...]

Queens Of The Stone Age Dropped The Best Album Announcement Ever

Queens Of The Stone Age Dropped The Best Album Announcement Ever Watch the album preview video here. The band made the announcement in a goofy video, during which Homme takes a polygraph test. The new Queens album is produced by Mark Ronson , best known for the pop hit "Uptown Funk" and his work with artists like Bruno Mars , Adele and Amy Winehouse . [Full Article...]

'Wonder Woman' stays strong at box office, leaving 'Mummy' in dust

The Gal Gadot superhero film , directed by Patty Jenkins , has grossed $205 million domestically after fourteen days. " Wonder Woman " convincingly wins a second straight U.S. Following far behind was Universal Pictures' reboot of The Mummy franchise starring Tom Cruise . It's the lowest North American opening in The Mummy series to date - 1999's The Mummy , 2001's The M... [Full Article...]

McGregor and Mayweather fight confirmed

McGregor and Mayweather fight confirmed Conor McGregor will face Floyd Mayweather on Aug 26 in Las Vegas , NV. " THE FIGHT IS ON ", McGregor tweeted announced first, posting a picture of himself next to one of Mayweather's father, Floyd Sr. Dana White however, is positive that "The Notorious" will be back in the Octagon after the Mayweather fight . "The negotiations went smooth. [Full Article...]

May vows to stay as UK PM; says Brexit will go on

Her calculations backfired. After the deeply disappointing result for the Tories , announced on Friday, and a surge in seats for the Opposition Labour Party , Ms May - whose authority appears greatly diminished - now says it is "incumbent" on her party to give the country " stability ". [Full Article...]

Trump sits by wounded Scalise's bedside

Trump ", Press Secretary Sean Spicer said , describing the scene in the intensive care unit as emotional. Scalise and members of the Capitol police force were shot during Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game, reports CNN . [Full Article...]

Here's the Problem With the New Mummy

Here's the Problem With the New Mummy With the ghost of Chris popping out now and then to warn Nick about Ahmanet, the movie is essentially a mess. The ritual is interrupted, and she is buried alive far from her home as punishment. He holds his own for most of the flick, but the script lets him down in the end with a finale that is awful. The Mummy , Universal's first foray into its so-called Dark Universe , premiered on Friday ... [Full Article...]

US Financial CHOICE Act passes House of Representatives

US Financial CHOICE Act passes House of Representatives While former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony gripped most of the nation, Republicans voted to repeal a significant piece of Obama-era banking legislation. The bill will go on to the Senate, where the Republicans will have to scrounge together the votes of at least eight Democrats - or make more moderate changes to the legislation - in order for it to pass. [Full Article...]


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