Trump sees media bias in handling of ‘Roseanne’ cancellation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested an executive behind ABC’s cancellation of sitcom “Roseanne” was biased while the White House said it did not defend comedian Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that sparked the decision. Barr sparked widespread anger with a tweet on Tuesday comparing black former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Barr wrote in a now-deleted message that if the Islamist political movement “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj.” The tweet led the ABC network, owned…

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Film producer Weinstein indicted for rape: New York prosecutor

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Movie producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted on Wednesday on charges of rape and a criminal sexual act, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said, the first case to emerge from a slew of sexual misconduct allegations against him. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein stands with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (L) inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, U.S., May 25, 2018. Steven Hirsch/Pool via REUTERS “This indictment brings the defendant another step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence with…

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Review – Keep The Past Alive

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is another example of Digital Eclipse going above and beyond to properly port and pay tribute to a bounty of classic Capcom games. This anthology includes 12 Street Fighter arcade ports in all, and four of the best have been updated for online play. You can also find plenty of insightful history to unpack outside of combat. From soundtracks to sprite animation breakdowns, to high-res design documents for classic and cancelled games alike, there’s a wealth of high-quality reference material to round out the…

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein indicted on rape charges: prosecutor

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape and a criminal sexual act, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein stands with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (L) inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, U.S., May 25, 2018. Steven Hirsch/Pool via REUTERS Weinstein’s indictment by a grand jury follows his arrest and court appearance last Friday on charges related to two among the scores of women who have…

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Kim Kardashian at White House for prison reform talks

Kim Kardashian has been at the White House to discuss criminal justice reform with Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner. The reality TV star is calling for Alice Marie Johnson, who is serving a life sentence without parole for a non-violent drug offence, to be pardoned. Lawyer Brittany K Barnett, who says she is part of Ms Johnson’s legal team, says Kardashian West also hopes to meet the president to discuss the case. The Keeping up with the Kardashians star tweeted earlier on Wednesday: “Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today…

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U.S. judge dismisses Kaspersky suits to overturn government ban

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday dismissed two lawsuits by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab that sought to overturn bans on the use of the security software maker’s products in U.S. government networks. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab is seen at its headquarters in Moscow, Russia September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo The company said it would seek to appeal the decision, which leaves in place prohibitions included in a funding bill passed by Congress and an order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.…

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein indicted for rape: Manhattan prosecutor

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, and criminal sexual act in the first degree, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement on Wednesday. Film producer Harvey Weinstein (R) stands with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (L) inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment in Manhattan in New York, U.S., May 25, 2018. Jefferson Siegel /Pool via REUTERS Weinstein’s indictment by a grand jury follows his arrest and court appearance last Friday. Weinstein has been…

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Six people who faked their deaths

Most people are keen to put off death for as long as they can, eating healthily and taking care of themselves to spend as much time as possible with their loved ones. “You only live once” is how the old saying goes, but every now and then somebody decides to test that theory. Sky News takes a look at six people who faked their own death. Source link

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In symbolic nod to India, U.S. Pacific Command changes name

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Reuters) – The U.S. military on Wednesday renamed its Pacific Command the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in a largely symbolic move underscoring the growing importance of India to the Pentagon, U.S. officials said. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on funding for the Department of Defense, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas U.S. Pacific Command, which is responsible for all U.S. military activity in the greater Pacific region, has about 375,000 civilian and military personnel assigned…

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Kremlin critic turns up alive at televised briefing about his ‘murder’

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – A dissident Russian journalist reported murdered in Kiev on Tuesday dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday during a televised briefing by Ukrainian state security about the killing, which they then said they had faked. Authorities said Arkady Babchenko was shot dead at his flat and found by his wife in a pool of blood. But he took to the podium before stunned reporters and said he had been part of a Ukrainian operation to thwart a Russian attempt on his life and expose those behind it. “I would…

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