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Artists Upset Over Wells Fargo Ads
September 4, 2016 – 10:48 pm | No Comment
Artists Upset Over Wells Fargo Ads

Wells Fargo has apologized after publishing promotion materials that seemed to discourage students from pursuing careers in the arts. The images caused a backlash, as artists responded on Twitter.
In a brochure for the bank’s “Teen …

Hermine Shifts East, Coast Expects Less Disruption
September 4, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment
Hermine Shifts East, Coast Expects Less Disruption

Tropical Storm Hermine is now expected to have less of an effect on much of the east coast after weakening and moving further out to sea. The storm is still a risk for parts of …

Two Charged in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge, Cousin of Dwyane Wade
August 29, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Two Charged in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge, Cousin of Dwyane Wade

Two brothers have been charged with the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, 32, on Chicago’s South Side on Friday. The tragedy has gained additional attention due to the fact that Aldridge is the cousin of …

WWE Superstar Mr. Fuji Dies at 81
August 28, 2016 – 8:44 pm | No Comment
WWE Superstar Mr. Fuji Dies at 81

Harry Fujiwara, better known as WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji, died on Sunday at age 81. The news was announced by the WWE.
A native of Hawaii, Fujiwara had a career spanning over three decades …

Colin Kaepernick Won’t “Show Pride… For A Country That Oppresses Black People”
August 27, 2016 – 12:18 pm | No Comment
Colin Kaepernick Won’t “Show Pride… For A Country That Oppresses Black People”

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not stand during the national anthem, to protest the United States’ treatment of minorities. He explained his beliefs in an exclusive interview with NFL Media.
“I am not going …

Steve Rogers Is No Longer Captain America
August 27, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment
Steve Rogers Is No Longer Captain America

It turns out that the big fight at the end of Captain America: Civil War was more than just Cap being dramatic: Directors Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed this week the scene literally represented Steve …

Trump Campaign Manager: “He Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults”
August 21, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment
Trump Campaign Manager: “He Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults”

Donald Trump‘s new campaign manager is pursuing new heights of denial in service to her boss. Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Kellyanne Conway said Trump does not traffic in negative speech.
Conway spent several …

Hostess Introduces Deep Fried Twinkies
August 13, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment
Hostess Introduces Deep Fried Twinkies

Long a favorite at county fairs, Deep Fried Twinkies are now an at-home treat. Maker Hostess, in conjunction with Walmart, has introduced a pre-fried version available in the frozen section.
The confection comes in both chocolate …

Shooter Virginia Thrasher, 19, Wins First Gold Medal For US In Rio
August 6, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment
Shooter Virginia Thrasher, 19, Wins First Gold Medal For US In Rio

The US has taken home gold in the very first medal event of the Rio 2016 Olympics, thanks to 19-year-old Virginia “Ginny” Thrasher. The West Virginia University freshman placed first in the the women’s 10m air …

Game Of Thrones Will End After Season 8
July 31, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment
<i>Game Of Thrones</i> Will End After Season 8

HBO has confirmed that Game of Thrones will end after two more seasons. But it is unclear how long the last season will be, and whether there will be a spinoff series.
On Saturday, new HBO …

Trump Rebuts, Criticizes Parents of Slain Muslim Army Captain
July 30, 2016 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
Trump Rebuts, Criticizes Parents of Slain Muslim Army Captain

Donald Trump responded to one of the DNC’s most viral speeches this week, saying that he has in fact sacrificed much for his country.
“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very …

First Wonder Woman Trailer Drops at SDCC
July 24, 2016 – 8:00 pm | One Comment
First Wonder Woman Trailer Drops at SDCC

The first Wonder Woman trailer debuted at San Diego Comic Con this week, and boy-howdy, it looks like a barn burner.
Audiences have already seen Gal Gadot as WW in this year’s poorly reviewed Batman vs. …

Hillary Clinton Chooses Sen. Tim Kaine As Running Mate
July 23, 2016 – 1:21 pm | No Comment
Hillary Clinton Chooses Sen. Tim Kaine As Running Mate

Hillary Clinton announced Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday night. The choice of a white, male centrist is being criticized by progressive Democrats, though Kaine himself has a thoroughly liberal record.
“I’m …

Scott Baio To Speak At Republican National Convention
July 17, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment
Scott Baio To Speak At Republican National Convention

D-least celebrity and conservative activist Scott Baio announced on Twitter this weekend that he is a late addition to the speaker lineup at the Republican National Convention. The choice would seem unusual any other year, …

Grand Admiral Thrawn Appears in New Star Wars Rebels Trailer
July 16, 2016 – 6:49 pm | No Comment
Grand Admiral Thrawn Appears in New Star Wars Rebels Trailer

 
Disney is re-introducing a Star Wars villain that everyone loves to hate. The ingenious Empire officer Grand Admiral Thrawn appeared in the latest Star Wars Rebels trailer, to roars of approval from the crowd at …

Bahamas Warns Citizens Traveling to the US About Police
July 10, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Bahamas Warns Citizens Traveling to the US About Police

In a rare move, a nation has issued a travel warning against the US. This week, the Bahamas warned its citizens visiting the US  about interactions with the police that could turn violent, reflecting a …

Simon Pegg Responds to George Takei Over Gay Sulu
July 9, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Simon Pegg Responds to George Takei Over Gay Sulu

To the surprise of many, actor and activist George Takei disapproved of the recent announcement that the character Hiraku Sulu will have a same-sex partner in the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond. The film’s stars …

Man Loses Foot After Stepping On Explosive In Central Park
July 3, 2016 – 1:14 pm | No Comment
Man Loses Foot After Stepping On Explosive In Central Park

 

A Virginia tourist had his foot almost completely severed after stepping on some kind of explosive device in Central Park on Sunday afternoon. Police are investigating the incident, but it does not seem to be …

Is The First Sully Trailer Accurate?
July 2, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment
Is The First <i>Sully</i> Trailer Accurate?

The first trailer for Sully landed this week, and it purports to uncover drama and turmoil behind a universally loved public figure. The blockbuster directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as Capt. Chelsey …

Some Stabbed at White Supremacist Event in California
June 26, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
Some Stabbed at White Supremacist Event in California

At least 5 people were injured, some with stab wounds, at a white supremacist rally at the California state capitol in Sacramento.
According to local media, the rally was held by the Traditionalist Workers Party, which …

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