Russian police arrested a man on Tuesday suspected of killing 26 elderly women, sometimes posing as a social worker to enter their homes before strangling them and stealing their valuables, law enforcement agencies said. Russia's RIA news agency and other state media said investigators believe him to be a serial killer known as the Volga Maniac who preyed on retired women living alone in twelve different regions in 2011-12, most of them near the Volga River. The Investigative Committee that handles probes into serious crimes identified the suspect as a metalworker named Radik Tagirov, 38, who was jailed for theft in 2009 and released in 2010.
Joe Biden is calling on Congress to pass a “robust package for relief” to address the economic and public health crisis brought on by the COVID pandemic. The president-elect made the comments introducing his economic team in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Congressional leaders have been locked in a stalemate over a COVID relief package, with Democrats and Republicans unable to agree on the price tag or content of a potential bill, though a team of bipartisan lawmakers released their own compromise legislation on Tuesday.
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An appeals court judge appointed by Trump, a Republican, on Friday ruled against his campaign's effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win in Pennsylvania based on unsupported allegations of voter fraud. "Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy,” Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote on behalf of a unanimous U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals panel.
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As Canada rolls out additional spending to support its economy during a second wave of the coronavirus, bond investors are giving Ottawa "the benefit of the doubt," expecting a historic budget deficit to be slashed once the pandemic subsides. The Liberal Party government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau projects that the budget deficit will shrink to C$25 billion ($19.3 billion) in 2025-26, less than 1% of GDP, after surging to an expected C$382 billion this year, as emergency aid mostly ends and the economy recovers, a fiscal update showed on Monday. A credible deficit reduction path could help keep Canada's borrowing costs low and reassure credit rating agencies.
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Germany military intelligence has opened an investigation into eight civilian employees of the armed forces suspected of belonging to the far-right "Reichsbuerger" movement that denies the existence of the modern German state. "We don't tolerate enemies of the constitution in the Bundeswehr," Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Tuesday, referring to the armed forces. The tip-off leading to the investigation came from the military, she added.
An influential scientific panel on Tuesday was set to tackle one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus outbreak: Who should be at the front of the line when the first vaccine shots become available? The U.S. government's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices scheduled an open-to-the-public, virtual meeting to vote on a proposal that would give priority to health care workers and nursing home patients. The two groups together represent around 23 million Americans out of a U.S. population of about 330 million.
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The Russian military on Tuesday announced the deployment of state-of-the-art air defense missiles to the Pacific islands claimed by Japan. Russia's Eastern Military District said in a statement that the S-300V4 air defense missile systems have entered combat duty on the Kuril Islands, adding punch to the shorter range Tor M2 missile systems deployed there earlier. The Russian Defense Ministry's TV station, Zvezda, reported that the air defense missile systems were deployed on Iturup, one of the four southernmost Kuril islands.
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Showrunners Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll”), Liz Tigelaar (“Little Fires Everywhere”) and Elle Johnson (“Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam CJ Walker”) will be joined by creators David Collins (“Queer Eye”), Smriti Mundhra (“Indian Matchmaking”), Tanya Saracho (“Vida”) and Ilana Peña (“Diary of a Future President”) at WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit 2020. With the theme “Inclusion 360” the event will take place virtually December 8-10.The showrunners and creators will take part in a panel conversation moderated by Academy Award-winning producer Cathy Schulman. From inclusive storytelling to production in COVID, audiences will hear first-hand what it takes to develop a successful series from script to screen.Leslye Headland served as writer, director and showrunner for Netflix’s acclaimed series “Russian Doll.” Headland is currently working on an untitled “Star Wars” series for the Disney+ streaming platform and will serve as writer, executive producer, and showrunner.Also Read: Regina King Joins Spotlight Conversation at Power Women Summit 2020Liz Tigelaar is the showrunner and executive producer of the five-time Emmy nominated Hulu limited series “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series.Elle Johnson most recently served as a co-showrunner on Netflix’s limited series “Self Made: Inspired by the Life Of Madam CJ Walker” starring and produced by Octavia Spencer. The four-part limited series, which follows the legendary entrepreneur’s unprecedented success story, debuted in March 2020.David Collins is the Emmy award-winning creator and executive producer of “Queer Eye” on Netflix and the voguing competition “Legendary” on HBO Max. He also recently executive produced “Say I Do” on Netflix and “To Catch a Beautician” on VH1.Also Read: Aubrey Plaza Joins Power Women Summit 2020Smriti Mundhra is an Oscar-nominated director and producer. She most recently created and executive produced Indian Matchmaking, an eight-part Netflix original documentary series currently streaming on the platform.Tanya Saracho most recently served as creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed series “Vida” on Starz, which had all Latinx directors and writers in season one and all Latina directors and writers in seasons two and three. The series also received 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for all three seasons.Ilana Peña is the creator, co-showrunner and executive producer of “Diary of a Future President,” which follows a Cuban-American 12-year-old girl on her journey to becoming the future president of the United States.Academy Award-winning producer Cathy Schulman is the president and CEO of Welle Entertainment, a film and television production company committed to producing content that appeals to diverse audiences, with an emphasis on women and girls.Also Read: Beanie Feldstein, Storm Reid, Alisha Boe, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and More Join Power Women Summit 2020Other previously announced speakers include chair of the Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality Anita Hill, actor/director/producer Regina King, “Black Bear” actor Aubrey Plaza, Congresswoman-Elect Cori Bush, Emmy Award-winning documentarian and journalist Soledad O’Brien, actor and founder of I Weigh Jameela Jamil, actor and entrepreneur Olivia Culpo, TV personality and entrepreneur Whitney Port, model and entrepreneur Alexis Ren, Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, FabFitFun co-founder and editor-in-chief Katie Echevarria Rosen Kitchens and optimism doctor Dr. Deepika Chopra. Also appearing are actors Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”), Storm Reid (“Euphoria”), Alisha Boe (“13 Reasons Why”), Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (“Never Have I Ever”), Alexxis Lemire (“The Half of It”), Kelly Marie Tran (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) and Genneya Walton (“BlackAF”). Previously announced mentors include actors T’Nia Miller (“The Haunting of Bly Manor”), Ryan Michelle Bathe (“All Rise”), Garcelle Beauvais (“Coming 2 America”), Melanie Liburd (“This is Us”), Emmy Award-winning television host Jeannie Mai, actor Francesca Scorsese (“We Are Who We Are”) and actor and director Daphne Zuniga (“Melrose Place”).About Power Women Summit: The Power Women Summit, presented by the WrapWomen Foundation, is the largest annual gathering of the most influential women in entertainment, media and technology. The Summit aims to inspire and empower women across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives. This year’s all-virtual PWS provides three days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking around the globe to promote “Inclusion 360,” this year’s theme.To register for a pass: wrapwomen.com/power-women-summitFor more information on WrapWomen and sponsorship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgSponsors include Lifetime, WarnerMedia, Cadillac, Loeb & Loeb, YouTube, MGM, NBCUniversal, Verizon Media, Spotify, Starz-Lionsgate, AMC Networks, Twitter, Greenberg Glusker, Sony, GEM and LA Film School.Read original story Showrunners of ‘Russian Doll,’ ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and ‘Self Made’ Join Power Women Summit 2020 At TheWrap
The royals have celebrated Christmas as a family at Sandringham estate every year since 1988. But amid the pandemic, they'll mark the holiday "quietly" in Windsor instead.
President Donald Trump has raised roughly $170 million since his Election Day defeat, a sum garnered through a nonstop stream of solicitations that have falsely claimed the election was stolen while requesting contributions for an “election defense fund." Most of the money was raised in the days after the Nov. 3 election, according to a person familiar with Trump's effort who requested anonymity on Tuesday to discuss details of the operation. The amount, which approaches the sums Trump took in at the height of the campaign, offers yet another sign that he does not intend to leave the White House quietly and will remain a powerful force in Republican politics.
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The Daytime, Sports, News & Documentary and Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremonies will remain virtual ceremonies in 2021, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Tuesday in an email addressed “to our Emmy community.”Those awards shows will also stay on the same timeline they have been using and not delay any of the eligibility or submission dates – because, said NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp in the email, that makes the organization “best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.”Citing the potential for a vaccine by the summer, Sharp said that NATAS did not want to delay the shows until the fall, because that would affect the 2020 awards schedule.NATAS, which is based in New York City, is one of the two organizations that presents Emmy Awards. The other, the Los Angeles-based Television Academy, presents the Primetime Emmys and the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.Also Read: Composer Alan Menken Wins the EGOT, 'Sesame Street' Wins the Most Daytime EmmysHere is the text of Sharp’s email:To Our Emmy® Community –We at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences stand in awe of and gratitude for your resilience in the face of what has been — and continues to be — one of the most challenging times in the history of the television industry. This awful pandemic has taken from us cherished friends and loved ones, left many more without meaningful income, and forever transformed how we think about our workplaces and public gatherings.Like many of you, we hunger for a return to some semblance of normalcy. The latest news on multiple vaccines nearing approval is promising. For NATAS, it is an encouraging sign that the ultimate “normal” — a return to in-person ceremonies — may be on the horizon.The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy® ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022.Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.Accordingly, with all dates subject to change, the highlights of the year ahead are:42ND ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS Call for Entries: TOMORROW, December 2, 2020 Final Entry Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021 Nominations Announced: End of April 2021 Virtual Ceremony: Tuesday, June 8, 202148TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS Call for Entries: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Final Entry Deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Nominations Announced: May/June 2021 Virtual Ceremonies: June/July 2021 (Considering two- and three-night formats, across any combination of currently-considered dates: F 6/25/21, Sa 7/17/21, Su 7/18/21.)42ND ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS Call for Entries: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Final Entry Deadline: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Nominations Announced: End of July 2021 Virtual Ceremonies: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (News Categories) Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (Documentary Categories)72ND ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING EMMY® AWARDS Recipients Announced: January 2021 Virtual Ceremony: Recognition throughout the year, with a special program during the NAB Show, Sunday, October 10, 2021Stay tuned for additional emails with more details for your specific competition, including full rules and category descriptions, early deadlines, entry fees, and other information.Despite being born of unintended necessity, our 2020 ceremonies proved to be among our best. We hope to build on this creative success in making the 2021 virtual gatherings even more inclusive and engaging celebrations of excellence. Looking ahead to 2022, we’ve already started booking venues and can’t wait to welcome you back in person!Thank you for all your ongoing support of the Emmy® Awards and for the continuity and comfort you provide our shared television audience in this challenging time. Stay safe, take care, and keep up the excellent work.Best wishes,Adam Sharp President & CEO The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Inc.Read original story Daytime, Sports and News Emmys to Remain Virtual for 2021 At TheWrap