A Pentagon panel is recommending that decisions to prosecute service members for sexual assault be made by independent authorities, not commanders, in what would be a major reversal of military practice and a change long sought by Congress members, The Associated Press has learned. The recommendation by an independent review commission created by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin goes against decades of vehement Pentagon arguments to keep cases within the chain of command. It was among a number of initial recommendations delivered to Austin on Thursday, according to two senior defense officials.
Brazil's Olympic football coach, Andre Jardine, said on Thursday he wants to pick star forward Neymar for the Games in Tokyo later this year, but admitted it would be "difficult."
Lumiere Cinema has been able to negotiate a longer term on its lease at the Music Hall’s Beverly Hills theater due to COVID tenant protections, and has reopened the three-screen venue with a program of independent films. Distributor Blue Fox Entertainment, headed by James Huntsman, had hoped to begin renovations on the historic Wilshire Boulevard […]
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At least 31 indigenous people were wounded in southeast Colombia on Thursday after an illegal armed group opened fire on them while they destroyed crops of coca, the chief ingredient in cocaine, an organization representing the community said. The attack took place in the rural municipality of Caldono, in Colombia's Cauca province. The region is a strategically important for drug trafficking and is disputed by armed groups including dissidents of the demobilized Farc guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) and other criminal organizations made up of former right-wing paramilitaries.
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As far as “fifth Beatles” go, Klaus Voormann has forever been at the top of that elite list. Along with being an intimate part of the pre-Fab Four’s Hamburg circle, his trio Paddy, Klaus & Gibson was taken under the wings of Beatles manager Brian Epstein upon Voormann’s arrival to Great Britain. The bassist/graphic artist […]
Ten women spoke to the Los Angeles Times about alleged abuses and mistreatment under former coach Lori Nelson, which calls to mind other instances of how terribly young women have been treated in the sports world.
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“Avengers: Endgame,” which had its worldwide premiere two years ago, gave Tony Stark a well-deserved heroic ending. After proclaiming his titular line, “I am Iron Man,” Stark snapped his fingers and had Thanos and his Chitauri army disintegrated into dust. Even though wielding the power of the Infinity Stones killed him in the end, Stark […]
The first death in the “Mortal Kombat” reboot occurs less than three minutes in, which is actually pretty coy. This is a movie, after all, based on a video game where the point is bloody violence. It may come as no surprise that “Mortal Kombat” swaggers when it comes to hand-to-hand combat: The effects are impressive, from the flips and slashes to the sound of blood gushing and the clunk of metal through bone.
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Apollo Commerical Finance (ARI) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 11.43% and 1.18%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
British consumer sentiment rose to its highest since the start of the COVID pandemic this month as the economy reopened partially, a closely watched survey showed on Friday, but the increase was smaller than economists had expected. The GfK Consumer Confidence Index increased to -15 in April from -16 in March, its highest since a survey conducted in early March last year, before the country went into lockdown. "The pandemic has hit household finances hard and, on the road ahead, we will still see concerns over new variants, rising inflation and the debt overhang," Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said.
A group of climate activists pushed wheelbarrows of cow manure through Washington in protest of US President Joe Biden’s climate plan, which they described as “bulls**t.”The April 22 video shows demonstrators from the DC chapter of Extinction Rebellion dumping the manure onto the street while erecting banners that say, “Stop the bulls**t.” The activists criticized President Biden’s plan as not going far enough to protect the environment, according to reports.Jane Recker from the Washingtonian captured the video.“The activists dumped the manure near a west entrance of the White House and had some speeches and chants about the need to meet net-zero emissions by 2025,” Recker said.Recker added that the activists intended to clean up the manure, but when they came back to do so, the city had already removed it.The protest coincided with the start of President Biden’s virtual two-day summit on climate change, which was scheduled on Earth Day and the day after. Credit: Jane Recker/Washingtonian via Storyful
Three of seven Catholic clergy who were kidnapped in Haiti earlier this month have been released, a Church spokesman told AFP on Thursday, as the island nation grapples with a rise in violence and ongoing political crisis.
London's Royal Albert Hall, the O2 concert space and dozens of venues and events organisations backed a COVID-19 certification scheme to help reopen the economy ahead of the results of a government consultation. Britain's government is examining the role that certifying the COVID-free status of people attending shows and other events could play in its plans to lift most pandemic restrictions by June 21. On Friday, groups including gig organisers and indoor sports venues published a letter supporting the use of such a scheme.
Mid Penn Bancorp (MPB) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 20.88% and 0.32%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?