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Miami officers wounded in 'ambush-style' shooting Miami officers wounded in 'ambush-style' shooting
- March 29, 2017

The shooting happened around 10 p.m., CBS Miami reports . Miami-Dade police said the two men were conducting an undercover gang investigation at the Andy Coleman Apartments and were in an unmarked police vehicle when they were shot. "Hopefully, the community will come through for us and whoever has information on the perpetrators responsible for the vicious attack on our officers, in this ambush type attack, will come forward", said Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez. (more...)
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" continues to lead North American box office
- March 29, 2017

About five teenagers who must become something extraordinary when their small town and the world is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat, the PG-13 reboot of the campy television show cost a reported 100 million US dollars to produce. (more...)
Kremlin rejects calls to free protesters
- March 28, 2017

Russian police on Sunday detained more than 500 people during protests - led by Navalny - which took place in several cities including Moscow and St. In a statement, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said the detained citizens, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny should be released as they had the right to gather peacefully and to free speech. (more...)
Chuck Barris, 'Gong Show' host and 'Dating Game' creator, dies at 87 Chuck Barris, 'Gong Show' host and 'Dating Game' creator, dies at 87
- March 24, 2017

Chuck Barris , host of The Gong Show , died Tuesday, March 21, of natural causes in Palisades, New York. Before he became a game show magnate, Chuck Barris wrote the 1962 Freddy Cannon hit " Palisades Park ". After TV, Barris became an author and wrote such books as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. "In my opinion, a good game show review is the kiss of death", he told Salon in 2001. (more...)
No Irish citizens caught up in London attack, says Flanagan
- March 23, 2017

Some 20 people were injured when the attacker drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and crashed into railings outside the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday afternoon. President Donald Trump's son Donald Jr. wasted no time pointing out the obvious flaws in Khan's logic calling the mayor out for his statement. "The terrorists are evolving their tactics and we have got to evolve our response to them all the time ". (more...)
Phoenix woman to puppet Sesame Street's first autistic muppet Phoenix woman to puppet Sesame Street's first autistic muppet
- March 22, 2017

They'll grow up knowing that it's there and it won't worry them and they can treat everyone equally. In an interview with 60 Minutes , one of the show's writers, Christine Ferraro , expressed her desire for Julia to be seen not as the puppet with autism , but as a friend and hopefully, a Sesame Street regular. (more...)
Drake has dropped his new star-studded album More Life Drake has dropped his new star-studded album More Life
- March 20, 2017

But Drake also collaborates on "More Life" with leading rappers including Skepta, Young Thug, Travis Scott and, in one of his first appearances since making headlines with a mental breakdown in November, Kanye West . " Passionfruit ", for example, adopts an upbeat dancehall vibe. Jennifer Lopez doesn't appear, as expected, but Drizzy samples her On the 6 single " If You Had My Love " on " Teenage Fever ". (more...)
Texas Senate Passes Texas Senate Passes "Bathroom Bill"
- March 17, 2017

The bathroom bill or " Texas Privacy Act " requires all Texas residents to use the bathroom or locker room according to the gender on their birth certificates and prohibits local governments from passing ordinances created to protect gay rights in public restrooms and other "intimate settings". (more...)
BBC news guest explains what happened in THAT viral video BBC news guest explains what happened in THAT viral video
- March 16, 2017

I mean, it was terribly cute . His nine-month-old son, James , slipped in shortly afterwards in a baby walker, followed by his wife, Kim Jung-a, who dramatically chased and expertly extracted both children as Kelly tried to maintain his on-camera composure. (more...)
Tech companies opposed to Trump's travel ban Tech companies opposed to Trump's travel ban
- March 16, 2017

Over 130 USA foreign policy experts have denounced President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying it undermines America's national security and interests as much as the original order barring travelers from some Muslim-majority countries and refugees. (more...)
'Big Bang Theory' Spinoff About Young Sheldon Cooper Officially Confirmed 'Big Bang Theory' Spinoff About Young Sheldon Cooper Officially Confirmed
- March 15, 2017

We still don't have any word on whether The Big Bang Theory will be back for its 11th season on CBS. He is joined by his real-life partner, Todd Spiewak , as well as " Big Bang Theory " showrunners Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro. And as an actor it is just really fun to get to do that, to get to say inappropriate things and, frankly, to have a character who comes by it honestly, who's not trying to be mean. (more...)
Man Arrested Over Axe Attack At German Train Station, Several People Injured Man Arrested Over Axe Attack At German Train Station, Several People Injured
- March 10, 2017

Trains are reportedly not stopping at the station. Images shared on social media from the scene showed that the station had been cordoned off by police, and helicopters hovered overhead. The German news outlet Bild reported heavily armed police flooding the station. "Stay away from #Dusseldorf train station insane man with #axe on the lose". (more...)
Kim Kardashian's First Photo With Dream Revealed Kim Kardashian's First Photo With Dream Revealed
- March 09, 2017

The Selfish author posted the photo with the simple caption: "Hey handsome girl". It's back on (again) between Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna , but not everyone is happy about it. People's source notes that Rob has had a "very hard time" and has been "a mess" since the split. "He isn't taking care of himself". According to law enforcement insiders, the police were in the gated community Tuesday for an unrelated matter when several neighbors flagged them down and ticked off a laundry ... (more...)
Meet young Jack Sparrow in new Pirates of the Caribbean 5 trailer
- March 05, 2017

But what's more interesting is that it features a flashback scene with a young Jack Sparrow aboard Armando Salazar's ship. Now, as we inch closer to the movie's May 26 release date, the first full-length trailer for Captain Jack Sparrow's latest seafaring adventure is here. (more...)
Banksy opens Bethlehem hotel decorated like English gentlemen's club Banksy opens Bethlehem hotel decorated like English gentlemen's club
- March 05, 2017

The tell-tale markings of Banksy's dystopian aesthetic, highlighting what he sees as political and social injustices, are everywhere in the hotel. About Rom LevyRom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. Staffed by locals, rooms are available from £25 ($31) to £300 ($371) a night. Its nine rooms and one suite will be open for bookings on its website later this month. (more...)
Chance the Rapper's meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner didn't go very well
- March 04, 2017

Already in treacherous money straits at the start of the school year, CPS and board of education officials have been searching for ways to make up for a $215 million shortfall in state funding after Rauner vetoed an education bill in December. (more...)
Lorde Waits for the 'Green Light' in Her Brand New Single Lorde Waits for the 'Green Light' in Her Brand New Single
- March 03, 2017

After breaking into the scene at 16, it looks like we can expect a different sound from the now 20-year-old, who hasn't released new music in two years. It seems Lorde has had no shortage of inspiration since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Pure Heroine, in 2013. She will perform on the March 11 episode of Saturday Night Live . (more...)
Trump supporters to gather on NC Capitol lawn Trump supporters to gather on NC Capitol lawn
- February 28, 2017

Johns County on Monday. "Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively", the site reported February 8. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the United States presidency, to defend his unabashed " America first " policies. (more...)
CBS Pulls 'Doubt' After 2 Episodes CBS Pulls 'Doubt' After 2 Episodes
- February 28, 2017

A re-run of " Bull " will air in the show's Wednesday at 10PM timeslot on March 1, while " Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders " will officially take over the slot beginning March 8. The schedule for March 8: " Survivor " at 8 and " Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders " at 10. Ratings dropped a quarter by the second episode, with 4 million viewers same-day viewers. (more...)
Are the Independent Spirit Awards an Are the Independent Spirit Awards an "Oscars rehearsal"?
- February 27, 2017

Ahead of Sunday's highly anticipated Oscars ceremony , the Film Independent Spirit Awards kicked off Saturday at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, and per usual, the guests dressed to impress on the red carpet. "We're not in a bubble". Mahershala Ali, the Oscar favorite in this category, was not among the nominees at the Spirit Awards. Other awards also went to films far outside the Oscar candidates. (more...)