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The details of what went horribly wrong on the New Mexico set of “Rust” will be gathered in the coming weeks through multiple public and private investigations. But as production veterans grappled with the tragic news that cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed Oct. 22 in a gun accident on the set involving star Alec Baldwin, […]
Accusation was leveled against "SYTYCD" alum in Toronto Star report about "widespread sexual harassment" at the dance company
Polymarket is being investigated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to see whether the prediction market platform is letting customers improperly trade swaps or binary options and if it should be registered with the agency, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company, which facilitated about 4 billion shares since the start of operations last year, has been in talks regarding a new round of funding that could value the platform at nearly $1 billion, Bloomberg said, citing two people family with the matter. New York-based Polymarket has hired the former head of the CFTC’s enforcement division to handle the probe, Bloomberg said, again citing sources.
The police investigation into a fatal shooting with a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin on a film set was focusing Saturday on the specialist in charge of the weapon and the assistant director who handed it to Baldwin.
A Cuban man who took part in unprecedented nationwide street protests last July has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, the stiffest punishment yet of anyone who defied the communist government in those rallies, his family and a human rights group said Saturday.
The movie director who was shot and injured in an on-set accident involving actor Alec Baldwin said on Saturday he was "gutted" by the death of the cinematographer. Joel Souza, who was hit in the shoulder when Baldwin discharged a prop gun containing live rounds, broke his silence as the investigation entered its third day, with multiple questions remaining over how the mistake happened.
Olympic running greats came together on Saturday to bid farewell to rising Kenyan star Agnes Tirop, whose murder earlier this month sent shockwaves across the nation and the athletics world.
Valencia scored twice in injury time on Saturday to rescue a 2-2 draw against newly-promoted Mallorca, whose late collapse came after former Valencia midfielder Lee Kang-in was sent off.
Amanda Knox shared a photo of her newborn daughter alongside a moving caption about wanting to protect her.
Uzbekistan's president, who has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor but has made little effort at political reform, is expected to win a new term by a landslide against weak competition in an election Sunday. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who took office in 2016 upon the death of Islam Karimov, faces four relatively low-visibility candidates who didn't even show up for televised debates, instead sending proxies who failed to engage in substantial discussions. Independent candidates weren't allowed.
North American audiences are seeing the spice flow on the big screen. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s “Dune” is expected to open at the top of the domestic box office, targeting a $39.1 million opening weekend haul. The studios’ adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science-fiction novel of the same name launched to $17.5 million on Friday. […]
Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of the government's New and Emerging Respiratroy Virus Threats Advisory Group, warns the UK could be in "big trouble" if it fails to get a handle on Covid infections. He says the current number of deaths in the UK is "unacceptable" but says increasing the number of teenageres vaccinated and simple social measure like mask wearing could solve the problem.
Gunmen attacked a jail in Nigeria's Oyo State late on Friday and freed over 800 inmates by force, the state prison service said in a statement on Saturday. The prison service said the attackers were heavily armed "with sophisticated weapons" and, after an exchange of gunfire with prison officers, gained entrance into the prison yard by blasting the walls with dynamite.
Spain striker Rodrigo converted a penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn Leeds a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Trailing to South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan's fourth goal in six league games since his loan move from Leipzig, Leeds also lost key player Raphinha to injury early in the second half but finished strongly and was awarded a penalty when substitute Joe Gelhardt was pushed over. Rodrigo sent Wolves goalkeeper José Sá the wrong way from the spot as Leeds avoided a fifth loss in nine league games.
Wes Anderson returns to live-action in “The French Dispatch,” opening Oct. 22 from Searchlight Pictures. With the film set amid the world of a magazine, Anderson called on his go-to production designer Adam Stockhausen to build the world of fictional city Ennui-sur-Blasé and the offices of a New Yorker-esque publication. The crew found a derelict […]
Chelsea opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 7-0 demolition of Norwich on Saturday as Newcastle's wait for a Premier League win went on after a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.
Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. Shootings nevertheless have killed and injured people while cameras rolled, including the cinematographer who died and the director who was wounded this week when no one realized a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin during the filming of “Rust” carried live rounds that are far more dangerous than blanks. Despite some industry reforms following previous tragedies, the federal workplace safety agency in the U.S. is silent on the issue of on-set gun safety.
The Mount Etna volcano has been treating locals to fantastic displays ever since it burst into life on February 16, erupting more than 50 times this year.Europe's tallest and most active volcano often erupts but rarely causes damage, while the eruptions themselves do not put the local population at risk.The 3,330-metre-high volcano can cause spectacular views several times a year, spewing lava and ash high over the Mediterranean island of Sicily.The last major eruption occurred in 1992.
The only flat oyster native to Europe, millions of years old but threatened with extinction, is a passion of scientists and shellfish growers on the Brittany peninsula, who seek to restore the last wild beds of this exceptional dish.
Marcus Stoinis admitted that as "a Greek Australian, it was hard to keep cool" as Australia defeated South Africa by five wickets in a low-scoring opening Super 12 game at the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday.