?We want to know: Why? What happened??
So many questions, so much we still don?t know about the case of the woman shot to death by the Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol Police on Oct. 3, 2013, after a car chase from the White House to Capitol Hill. Her 13-month-old daughter survived in a car seat.Read full article >>
A gunman in Austin opened fire Friday on ?multiple downtown buildings? ? including a federal courthouse, the Mexican consulate and Austin Police Department headquarters ? before dying of a gunshot wound, according to officials in the Texas capital. Authorities initially said the man, described as a white male in his 50s, had been shot and killed by police, but said later that they were still investigating the possibility that he died of a self-inflicted wound.Read full article >>
Nerds around the world felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of Internet users suddenly scrambled to watch their first glimpse of the new Star Wars film. The first teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Disney-backed feature directed by J.J. Abrams and set after the original film trilogy, premiered on iTunes this morning.Read full article >>
With Democrats acting like this, who needs Republicans?
Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader who would very much like to be No. 1, caused a furor this week when he gave a speech at the National Press Club bashing fellow Democrats and the White House. He said that Democrats focused on the ?wrong problem? when they passed Obamacare and that the way they handled stimulus legislation was a ?mistake.?Read full article >>
One thing you can always rely on technology to do is speed things up. Everything, from processors to phones to networks gets faster. Heck, there are actual laws that define this phenomenon. So when at a recent Akamai analyst event a speaker made the offhand comment that the Web is getting slower, it pretty much […]
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In the early 2000s, when the dot-com boom was going bust, there was a corny joke doing the rounds: The new definitions of B2B and B2C were “Back to Banking” and “Back to Consulting.” Thousands of young professionals who had fled the safe confines of Wall Street and the Big 6 in pursuit of Silicon […]
It's not much—in fact, it might feel like the shortest 88 seconds of your life—but the first trailer for director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here, and they weren't kidding when they called it a "teaser."
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We get it. It's the day after Thanksgiving and there is very little you're capable of right now. You're in a food coma and it'll be a while before you're out of that sedentary state. But that doesn't mean you still can't take in some of this week's best TV. Check it all out right here.
Much of mathematician Alan Turing's life was shrouded in secrecy for years. The Imitation Game attempts to decode it. Here are the facts and fiction at the heart of the film.
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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. ...