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Watch this guy give his 160lb XL pit bull all the attention and cuddles he can handle. Cuteness overload!
Fresh off another rejection in Pennsylvania's courts, Republicans on Thursday again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state, while the state's lawyers say fatal flaws in the original case mean justices are highly unlikely to grant it. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of northwestern Pennsylvania and the other plaintiffs are asking the high court to prevent the state from certifying any contests from the Nov. 3 election, and undo any certifications already made, such as Biden’s victory, while its lawsuit is considered. Biden beat President Donald Trump by more than 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania, a state Trump had won in 2016.
AMC CEO Adam Aron responded to Warner Bros.’ announcement that it will put all of its 2021 films on HBO Max at the same time as theaters, saying that it will “aggressively pursue economic terms that preserve our business.”“These coronavirus-impacted times are uncharted waters for all of us, which is why AMC signed on to an HBO Max exception to customary practices for one film only, Wonder Woman 1984, being released by Warner Brothers at Christmas when the pandemic appears that it will be at its height,” Aron said in a statement. “However, Warner now hopes to do this for all their 2021 theatrical movies, despite the likelihood that with vaccines right around the corner the theatre business is expected to recover.”“Clearly, Warner Media intends to sacrifice a considerable portion of the profitability of its movie studio division, and that of its production partners and filmmakers, to subsidize its HBO Max start up. As for AMC, we will do all in our power to ensure that Warner does not do so at our expense. We will aggressively pursue economic terms that preserve our business. We have already commenced an immediate and urgent dialogue with the leadership of Warner on this subject.”More to come…Read original story AMC on HBO Max Deal: Warner Bros. Will Not Profit ‘At Our Expense’ At TheWrap
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Pacific Gas & Electric's household customers will be hit with an average rate increase of 8% to help the once-bankrupt utility pay for improvements designed to reduce the risks that its outdated equipment will ignite deadly wildfires in its Northern California service territory. The higher prices, approved Thursday, take effect March 1 and are expected to boost the bills of PG&E's residential customers by an average of $13.44 a month. California power regulators approved the increase after two years of wrangling between PG&E and a variety of groups battling to limit how much of the financial burden customers should have to shoulder for the utility's long-running neglect of a grid that supplies power to about 16 million people in a sprawling area.
Investors in Asia geared up for modest stock gains on Friday as U.S. legislators wrangled over a fiscal stimulus and negotiations over a Brexit trade deal continued. A $908 billion U.S. coronavirus aid plan gained momentum in U.S. Congress on Thursday, buoying U.S. markets. "The U.S. fiscal situation is pretty fluid, but it's more encouraging than in the beginning of the week," said Ray Attrill, head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank in Sydney.
Seventeen aircraft dumped water and other fire suppressants on Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia, on Thursday, December 3, as a bushfire continued to devastate the area.This footage uploaded to Twitter shows a plane dropping large amounts of water on the island as plumes of smoke are seen wafting from the burning bushland.According to the Queensland Fire and Emergency service, more than 1.86 million litres of combined fire suppressants have been used on Fraser Island since Saturday November 28, with 345,000 litres used on Wednesday alone. Credit: Queensland Fire & Emergency via Storyful
Dec.03 -- Henrique Dubugras, chief executive officer of Brex Inc., discusses the financing landscape for tech startups on "Bloomberg Technology."
Lawyers for Meng have spoken to Justice Department officials in recent weeks about the possibility of reaching a "deferred prosecution agreement," the source said, confirming an earlier report in the Wall Street Journal. Under such an agreement, Meng would be required to admit to some of the allegations against her but prosecutors would agree to potentially defer and later drop the charges if she cooperated. Meng, 48, was arrested in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States.
Adam Aron, CEO and president of the AMC Entertainment theater chain, is opposing Warner Bros.' plan to simultaneously release all of its 2021 movies on HBO Max and in theaters. Aron noted Thursday afternoon that he had backed Warner's previous strategy, unveiled on Nov. 22, to roll out "Wonder Woman 1984″ on Christmas Day on […]
Virginia’s Bluefield Fire Department revealed their clever take on Christmas tree decorations, as seen in footage shared by the department on December 2.Footage posted to the Bluefield Fire Department’s Facebook page shows a Christmas tree decorated with caution tape, a firehose, and a firefighter’s helmet tree topper.Other gear, including a fire extinguisher, a uniform set, and a toy firetruck are seen at the base of the tree.“The firemen with the Bluefield VA Fire Department would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas!” the fire department wrote in a caption. Credit: Bluefield Fire Department via Storyful
Joe Biden has said he will ask all Americans to wear a face mask for the first 100 days of his presidency, saying the country will see a "significant reduction" in coronavirus cases. While Mr Biden does not have sweeping powers to introduce a national mask mandate, the president-elect said he would use what authority he had to require masks in places like federal buildings and on planes and buses. "Just 100 days to mask, not forever. 100 days. And I think we'll see a significant reduction," Mr Biden told CNN on Thursday night, during his first joint interview with Kamala Harris, his Vice President, since winning the election. Mr Biden said he had met Dr Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease expert, who has regularly faced a backlash from Donald Trump in his role as a White House adviser on the coronavirus. Dr Fauci has consistently urged Americans to wear face masks to halt the spread of Covid-19 and warned the country faces a bleak winter with infection rates increasing, contradicting Mr Trump who has insisted the US is rounding the corner on the pandemic.
Small gifts that pack a big punch.From Redbook
The Philadelphia Eagles are in a desperate situation heading into thir week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers, but coach Doug Pederson says he's not about to start pointing fingers.
Amid the avalanche of disheartening developments this year, few were as dispiriting in Hollywood as the Aug. 12 announcement by the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan that it was eliminating coverage for 11,750 of 32,000 participants, including 8,200 senior performers. The plan and its trustees blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for creating $140 million in losses this year and […]
Israel warned Thursday of an increased threat against its citizens abroad following Iran's call to avenge last week's assassination of its top nuclear scientist.
A nearly 60-year-old San Francisco restaurateur defended her family members after an irate customer got physical when her order took longer than expected on November 27.Doris Campos, the owner of Panchitas #2, provided Storyful with this CCTV footage, showing the customer becoming visibly agitated with the restaurant’s manager, Campos’s daughter Doris Vargas.The customer is seen pointing and leaning on the table separating her from Vargas. Campos appears with her hands up, putting herself between the customer and her daughter.The customer grows more irritated and can be seen grabbing and throwing a bottle of hand sanitizer at Vargas, who was holding her son, Campos’s grandson.Campos grabs a bag of food and throws it at the customer, then flips the table and uses it to drive her toward the door. Another customer walks in and drags the angry customer out.“I’m thinking, if it hit my grandson, I mean, I do whatever I have to do. That’s all. I wasn’t thinking at that moment," Campos told KNTV.Doris Vargas told KABC-TV she is “speaking out, in hopes of identifying the woman and holding her accountable.” Credit: Panchita’s #2 via Storyful
Rachel Kaplan has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, Variety has learned. Kaplan, the former head of Keshet Studios, is also launching her own production company -- Absecon Entertainment. Under the deal, she will develop and produce original scripted programming to be produced by Absecon in association with Warner Bros. Television for streaming […]
Confidence was a little shaky on Wall Street Thursday. The Dow rose 85 points. The S&P 500 dipped 2 points after touching an intra-day record high. The Nasdaq tacked on 27 points to a lifetime high. The market had been much stronger for most of the session but a late-day headline about Pfizer let some of the steam out of the rally. Pfizer is reportedly cutting planned shipments this year of its COVID-19 vaccine by half, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shares of Pfizer dropped roughly 2 percent. The Pfizer is news is a reminder of the risks facing the market. Arian Vojdani is an investment strategist at MV Financial. "A lot of investors are forgetting that there is still a timeframe before vaccines are distributed, before people are back - the world is back exactly to the way it was. We're still going to see pain play out in the economic numbers and potential shock the market and we're going to see volatility." Economic data released Thursday fueled concern. Jobless claims remain stuck above the peaks of the financial crisis. 712,000 Americans signed up last week for new unemployment benefits. More than 20 million people received jobless assistance in mid-November. And in another worrisome sign, the Institute for Supply Management's monthly survey of the massive U.S. services sector fell to its lowest reading since May. Bad news for theater chains. Warner Bros. studio said it will debut all its films next year in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service on the same day. AMC, the world’s largest theater operator, slumped roughly 16 percent. It was an even bigger drop for Cinemark, which tumbled 22 percent. But on the upside: Boeing. The embattled aerospace giant had its first major order for the 737 MAX since the plane was grounded 20 months ago due to two fatal crashes. Boeing shares rallied roughly 6 percent. Spirit Aerosystems, a major Boeing supplier, jumped 7-1/2 percent.
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In what may be a late-breaking contender for the least shocking news of 2020, this year's most-played holiday song so far is, per ASCAP, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," the single that finally went to No. 1 on the pop charts last year after 25 years in wait. Carey recorded a […]