A former FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering an email during the Donald Trump-Russia investigation “made a grievous mistake” but should be spared prison time and given probation instead, his attorneys said in a sentencing memorandum Thursday. Kevin Clinesmith admitted in August to having altered an email used in support of an FBI application to monitor the communications of a former Trump campaign aide, Carter Page. Clinesmith's lawyers said that although he believed the information he wrote was accurate, he knowingly doctored the email by stating that Page was “not a source” for the CIA.
A Nielsen study on TV representation has found that women and BIPOC continue to be underrepresented. The rating service has published the findings of "Being Seen on Screen: Diverse Representation and Inclusion on TV," stating that cable in particular is lagging behind in on-screen representation. Using measurements like its Share of Screen (which looks at […]
A new generation of film composers is shaking up the status quo. They’re free-thinking, experimental, come from diverse backgrounds … and they’re not all men. They like to start early, often compose before they’ve seen a frame of film, and aren’t afraid to try offbeat ideas, frequently in response to filmmakers’ demands to do “something […]
Warner Bros. sent the movie business spinning on its axis when it announced Thursday that it was releasing its entire 2021 slate on HBO Max at the same time as the movies debut in cinemas. It's a group of potential blockbusters that includes "Matrix 4" and "Dune," as well as awards hopefuls such as "Judas […]
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Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, apologised on Thursday after casting doubt over the rigour of the British regulators who approved the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 and said he had faith in their work. "There really has been a misunderstanding, and for that I'm sorry, and I apologise for that," Fauci said in an interview with BBC television, after his earlier comments on CBS were broadcast in Britain and received prominent coverage. "I do have great faith in both the scientific community and the regulatory community in the UK," Fauci said.
A medical researcher accused of trying to smuggle vials of cancer research material out of the U.S. to his native China by hiding it in a sock inside his luggage pleaded guilty to a related charge Thursday, federal prosecutors in Boston said. Zaosong Zheng, 31, pleaded guilty to making false statements and will be deported under terms of a plea agreement, according to the office of Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for Boston. “We thought this was the optimum outcome," David Duncan said.
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social giant illegally discriminated against U.S. workers in reserving more than 2,600 positions for temporary visa holders from other countries. The suit comes as President Trump has less than two months remaining in the White House before president-elect Joe Biden takes office Jan. 20. A […]
Parts of the north of England will continue to see "significant snow" over the next 24 hours and could experience the lowest overnight temperatures of the year on Thursday evening, the Met Office has said. The Met said that icy temperatures could even cause showery rain to fall as sleet or snow in parts of Wales and southern England, such as Wiltshire and Hampshire. A number of yellow warnings for ice and snow are now in place across large areas of Scotland and Northern Ireland and stretch down into North Yorkshire. The coldest weather is still expected in north west Scotland overnight on Thursday where temperatures could drop to an icy -10C (14F). Alex Burkill, meteorologist at the Met Office, said that the "most significant snow" was likely to fall in England, in Cumbria and the Pennines - where areas above 400m could see up to 10cm.
Dan Le Batard, the popular and opinionated ESPN talk-show host, is walking away from the sports-media giant after working there in various capacities for nearly a decade. Le Batard, who in mid-2019 openly challenged what had been ESPN's policy not to address straight political matters, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity that neither party […]
Cricket West Indies have won the 2020 'Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award' in recognition of their decision to send both men's and women's teams on tours of England during the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced on Thursday.
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Citing soaring COVID-19 case rates and the lack of hospital beds, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has widened the state's stay-at-home order. Newsom also revealed early details of the state’s distribution plan with the first recipients including acute care workers, employees in skilled nursing homes, paramedics and employees at dialysis centers. The first 327,000 vaccine doses […]
Premier League leaders Tottenham struggled to gain the draw they needed in Linz, finishing 3-3 on Thursday thanks to two penalties and securing a place in the knock-out rounds of the Europa League.
Warner Bros. will release its entire 2021 slate of movies on HBO Max streaming and in theaters simultaneously, including "The Matrix 4" and Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" remake, the studio announced Thursday in a landmark response to the pandemic.
Few music industry vets approach the level of royalty in the radio world that Andrea Ganis, Variety's Hitbreaker of the Year, inhabits. She rose through the ranks at Atlantic Records until they had to create a new title for her: president of promotion. “Atlantic was a powerhouse then as it is now, so I got […]
Vojdani, an investment strategist, has started to tiptoe back into small and mid-cap stocks as well as international and emerging markets, though he still sees U.S. stocks as a solid investment.
Former US president Bill Clinton did visit Jeffrey Epstein's infamous private island despite his claims to the contrary, his former associate has claimed. Doug Band, who worked for Mr Clinton for around two decades, claimed the former president flew on Epstein's jet dozens of times and visited the convicted sex offender's private Carribean island in January 2003. Although ignorant of Epstein's crimes at the time, Mr Band claimed in an interview with Vanity Fair that he attempted to keep his boss away from the financier after a 2002 trip to Africa. Mr Band told the magazine the trip had left him with a bad impression of Epstein and he advised Mr Clinton to end his relationship with the multimillionaire financier. The two men were friends in the 2000s, with Mr Clinton taking several trips on Epstein’s private jet, which has come to be known as the "Lolita express" after it was alleged that the financier used the jet to traffic underage girls between his various properties.
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