CHARLOTTE ? Thom Tillis sent a deep sigh and a shudder rolling through the crowd of Republican activists with just one word: ?Ebola.?
?Can we all agree that it would make sense temporarily to have a travel ban?? the Republican Senate candidate asked about 100 supporters gathered Saturday afternoon at the local GOP headquarters in Guilford County. The crowd burst into hearty applause.Read full article >>
TOKYO ? Japan?s new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, submitted her resignation on Monday morning after allegations that her political support groups had misused money, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his efforts to help women climb the political ladder.Read full article >>
The number of federal investigations into how colleges handle sexual violence reports has jumped 50 percent in the past six months, reflecting a surge of recent discrimination claims and the difficulty of resolving high-profile cases that often drag on for years.Read full article >>
For a moment there, it seemed as if the red-carpet procession was going to be a serious affair ? not quite what you?d expect at a gathering of some of comedy?s heaviest hitters for an evening of mirth at the ceremony for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.Read full article >>
Losers of four straight, the Redskins finally had reason to celebrate after rallying for only their second victory, 19-17, on Kai Forbath?s 22-yard field goal as time expired in a game that included yet another Kirk Cousins meltdown and a change at quarterback.Read full article >>
AARHUS, Denmark ? The rush of morning shoppers parted to make way for Talha, a lanky 21-year-old in desert camouflage and a long, religious beard. He strode through the local mall with a fighter?s gait picked up on the battlefields of Syria. Streams of young Muslim men greeted him like a returning king.Read full article >>
There were about a bajillion "oh, crap!" moments on The Knick finale last night. (OK, like, five.) But of those, the two most intense have real medical histories even more tragic than what went down on the show. Removing teeth to treat insanity? That happened. Using heroin to treat cocaine addiction? That's not too far from the truth, either.
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It's happened to Twitter. And Tumblr. And Instagram. And now, Snapchat's day has finally come.
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New Apple hardware was released this week. Maybe you heard? The hosts (joined this week by WIRED writer Tim Moynihan), discuss new iPads and 5K iMacs. Also, new Nexus hardware, the best iPad games, and your Mother.
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Bayonetta 2, Fantasy Life, Shadow of Mordor and more are on the docket for this week's Game|Life podcast.
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Americans may have a Florida drug dealer to thank for expanding our right to privacy. Police departments around the country have been collecting phone metadata from telecoms and using a sophisticated spy tool to track people through their mobile phones—often without obtaining a warrant. But a new ruling out of Florida has curbed the activity […]
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...
By Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...
By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...
(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...