Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

'Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff: Lord & Miller Firing Is Latest in Long Line of Director Exits

From variety.com | Archived Version

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were dumped from the Han Solo spinoff film this week after more than four months of production, an unusually late date to make a shift behind the camera.

A Nike-Amazon deal has sporting goods chains running scared

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK - Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike (NKE) may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon (AMZN).

A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The UK

From npr.org | Archived Version

When Elizabeth II rolled up to the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, she did so without many of the trappings that typically attend the Queen's Speech.

After Travis Kalanick's resignation, can a new CEO move Uber forward?

From latimes.com | Archived Version

With $6.5 billion in annual sales and 12,000 employees around the world, Uber Technologies hardly resembles a blank slate. But that's the pitch - long-awaited in some of its investors' and employees' eyes - that Uber can now make with this week's ...

An asteroid is definitely going to hit the Earth, expert warns

From bgr.com | Archived Version

Space is a dangerous place to be, and since the Earth is in space, every living thing on the planet is at risk of eventually feeling its wrath.

Attacker shouted 'Allahu akbar' before stabbing police officer at Michigan airport, FBI says

From latimes.com | Archived Version

Authorities gather at a terminal at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., where a police officer was stabbed by a knife-wielding man Wednesday.

August solar eclipse may be most viewed ever

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

On Aug. 21, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow that will race across the heartland of America at some 1,500 mph, moving over 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina as the United States experiences its first total ...

Caterpillar-Grown Flu Vaccine Protects Better Than Egg-Incubated Vaccine

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

A DNA-based vaccine grown in caterpillar cells instead of made using chicken eggs appears to have better protected adults against infection, researchers reported Wednesday.

Cody Eakin headlines Golden Knights' expansion draft haul

From espn.com | Archived Version

Additionally, the Knights acquired Reilly Smith from the Panthers as well as one pick each from Florida and the Buffalo Sabres (attached to the Carrier selection).

Congressional Black Caucus turns down follow-up meeting with Trump

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) The Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday declined an invitation for a follow-up meeting with President Donald Trump, blasting his administration's policies and proposals as detrimental to their constituencies.

Connor McDavid garners Ted Lindsay Award from players' union

From espn.com | Archived Version

The first trophy of the NHL Awards show has been handed out to Connor McDavid. The Edmonton captain won the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the most outstanding player chosen in a vote by NHL Players' Association members.

Democrats reel from another special-election loss, and some point fingers at Pelosi

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Narrow losses in two House special elections had Democrats once again trading recriminations Wednesday and pondering anew whether their leaders have them on a path back to power.

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific evidence

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link.

Extra virgin olive oil staves off Alzheimer's, preserves memory, new study shows

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

Temple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer's disease.

First look at Samsung's Bixby Voice preview for Galaxy S8

From theverge.com | Archived Version

The Bixby button on the side of Samsung's fantastic Galaxy S8 is finally getting its most important feature: voice support. The company has started rolling out an update to enable Bixby Voice for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the United States who signed ...

Fixing Uber Will Require More Than Ousting Its Leader

From theatlantic.com | Archived Version

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Few were surprised this morning to learn of the resignation of Travis Kalanick from being the CEO of Uber.

Former head of Homeland Security testifies on Russian interference in 2016 election

From latimes.com | Archived Version

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson defended the Obama administration's delay in revealing Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 election, saying Wednesday that officials were worried that they'd be blamed for a partisan attempt to ...

Game of Thrones: 6 Juicy Details You Might Have Missed in the Latest Trailer

From vanityfair.com | Archived Version

Without pomp and with very little circumstance, HBO surprised Game of Thrones fans Wednesday with a second trailer for the show's upcoming seventh season.

George Clooney's Tequila Company Sold for Up to $1 Billion

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

George Clooney has reason to smile: Casamigos, the tequila brand he founded with his friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, has been sold to Diageo in a deal that values the company at up to $1 billion.

House Dems pressure WH on Kushner, Flynn security clearances

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

WASHINGTON - Democrats on a House committee are pressuring the White House to release a wide array of documents about the security clearances granted to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's ...

Markelle Fultz May Be the Final Step of the Process

From bleacherreport.com | Archived Version

He's a mix of James Harden and Magic Johnson. Get to know the future star the Philadelphia 76ers traded up for. photo of Jason King Jason King Senior Writer, B/R MagJune 21, 2017.

McConnell courts GOP centrists for health bill

From thehill.com | Archived Version

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell · Mitch McConnellMcConnell courts GOP centrists for health bill Savor the flavor of Georgia win, GOP.

Milwaukee ex-cop who fatally shot Sylville Smith found not guilty

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) Dominique Heaggan-Brown, the former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith during an August 2016 foot chase, was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide on Wednesday.

NASA's Mars rover is really good at laser-blasting rocks without human input

From theverge.com | Archived Version

For the last year, the Curiosity rover has been studying the surface of Mars with more independence than ever before, saving human time and energy.

NATO jet intercepts Russian minister's plane

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) A Polish NATO F-16 fighter jet tried to intercept the plane of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in the Baltic Sea Wednesday, according to Russian state media.

Report: Raiders, Derek Carr close to deal worth $25 million per year

From profootballtalk.nbcsports.com | Archived Version

The Raiders are close to finalizing a deal with Derek Carr that will pay the quarterback $25 million per year, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Saudi Arabia's next king is a young, ambitious risk taker

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - He is known as MBS and his rise through Saudi Arabia's corridors of power has been shockingly swift.

Saving Bachelor in Paradise: How Cast Members Past & Present Rallied for the Show's Return in the Wake of Scandal

From eonline.com | Archived Version

Warner Bros. confirmed yesterday that production would resume, just weeks after the show was shut down in the wake of what appeared to be a disastrous turn of events for the series—an internal investigation into possible misconduct during filming.

Sega wants to turn its classic catalogue into 'the Netflix of retro gaming'

From theverge.com | Archived Version

Sega exited the video game console business nearly 20 years ago, but the company still retains some of the industry's most iconic characters and beloved classic catalogs.

Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth's clock runs out

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Humans are overdue for a return trip to the moon, Stephen Hawking has just opined. Speaking on Tuesday at the Starmus Festival, a science-slash-musical gathering, the astrophysicist offered two parts doom cut with one part scientific optimism.

The Latest: Coast Guard helps shrimp boat struggle to port

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local):. 5:40 p.m.. The U.S. Coast Guard reports high seas kicked up by Tropical Storm Cindy complicated efforts to save a shrimp trawler at risk of sinking, but the vessel and its four ...

The Latest: Trump wants 'a little more help' from China

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

WASHINGTON - The Latest on President Donald Trumps' trip to Iowa (all times EDT):. 9 p.m.. President Donald Trump says he wishes China would offer “a little more help” in applying pressure to North Korea.

There Are Some Hidden Features In Pokémon GO's Big Gym And Raid Update

From forbes.com | Archived Version

Pokémon GO just got its biggest update since launch. The game is in sort of a limbo state right now, with the new update pushed out to phones all over the world but the new features for gyms and raids not yet live.

US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) The United States and Iraq said ISIS blew up a historic mosque in Mosul that was the ideological heart of the terror group and the birthplace of its self-declared caliphate.

Valedictorian kicked off stage for unapproved speech got to finish it on Jimmy Kimmel

From chicagotribune.com | Archived Version

A Pennsylvania high school valedictorian whose speech was cut off midsentence during graduation got to finish the speech on Jimmy Kimmel's show.

Video shows woman demanding "white doctor" treat her son

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Video of a woman demanding for her son to be seen by a "white doctor" at a walk-in clinic in Ontario has gone viral.

Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offers a year of service for $1

From techcrunch.com | Archived Version

In attempt to woo customers away from competitors, Virgin Mobile USA today announced a deal that will see it transitioning to become an iPhone-only carrier.

Wall Street Journal fires reporter over potential business deal with source

From money.cnn.com | Archived Version

The Wall Street Journal has fired one of its top reporters amid evidence that he was involved in a prospective business arrangement with a man who was also one of his sources.