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Clint Eastwood redefines machismo in the trailer for his upcoming movie “Cry Macho,” out in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on Sept. 17. The 91-year-old Eastwood directed the film and stars as Mike Milo, an ex-rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who agrees to bring his former boss’ young son, Rafo (Eduardo Minett), home […]
In recent days, Greenland’s massive ice sheet has been melting at twice its average summer rate, shedding enough water to cover the entire state of Florida with 5 inches of water, research from Danish scientists shows.
Some 6,600 residents in Placer and Nevada counties in Northern California were under evacuation orders on Thursday, August 5, a day after the River Fire broke out in the area.According to authorities, the fire, which sparked in a forested area east of Yuba City, had grown to 2,400 acres (about four square miles) by Thursday morning.This footage, released by Placer County, shows firefighting efforts in the area. Credit: Placer County via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Umno's attempt to force out Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has exposed the party's frailties more than its strengths, academics have said. According to Universiti...
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said Thursday that while the Delta variant is “providing new challenges,” he expected children to return to in-class instruction.
From mega-popular bedding to skincare with thousands of reviews, these goodies are a must for any Walmart shopper.
On Thursday, a scientific study said that the Atlantic Ocean's current system is weakening to the point where it could soon bring about big changes to the world's weather.
As the city fully re-opens, Los Angeles restaurants are pulling out all the stops to welcome back patrons. Some have been open for outdoor dining throughout, others are just now reopening, but they’re all in the mood to celebrate after the past 18 months that devastated the restaurant world. And while a few spots braved […]
User content is very valuable in the media business — so much so that companies are paying people to create more of it. Tech companies, in particular, are investing more dollars into content creation, from livestreaming video and audio to adding short-form video features in hopes that they go viral. Facebook in July said it would shell out $1 billion to content creators for bonus programs and incentives that meet the social media giant’s social metrics. By the end of 2022, Facebook will invest m
This review of “The Suicide Squad” was first published on July 28, 2021. In the slender book entitled “Sequels That Improve Upon the Original,” in the chapter marked “Because They Hired Someone Who Better Understood the Tone,” you’ll find “The Suicide Squad,” a follow-up to 2016’s “Suicide Squad” that doubles down on what the first movie got right while learning from its predecessor’s mistakes. I noted, in my review of “Suicide Squad,” that the film wanted desperately to follow in the footsteps
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and fellow GOP politicians accused President Joe Biden on Thursday of not doing more to help Cubans on the island get access to the internet. Internet service was cut off at one point during a July 11 protest against the communist government, but Cuban authorities have not explicitly acknowledged that they did it. McCarthy met in Miami on Thursday with members of the state's Cuban-American congressional delegation, Republican Gov. and aspiring presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and Republican Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez.
The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 closed at fresh record highs, but stock market gains were limited as investors kept watch on a health crisis that continues to rage.The Dow rallied 271 points. The S&P 500 jumped 26. The Nasdaq rose 114.Stocks were higher after first-time weekly jobless claims dipped to 385,000 – a decline of 14,000 from the previous week.That soothed investor concerns one day ahead of the closely-watched monthly jobs report and latest unemployment data. But investors will be holding their breath until the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, releases those numbers on Friday, says Victoria Fernandez, chief market strategist at Crossmark Global Investments. "We have to remember that a lot of the may be what we call low hanging fruit and the labor market, those people have gone back to work. We're looking at with the BLS report, perhaps more government workers going back again, looking at schools starting to reopen, teachers going back. Hopefully that gives it a little bit of a boost. I would say we might come in a little bit lower than expectations, but not tremendously so."In other economic data, the U.S. trade deficit surged to a record high - climbing to nearly $76 billion in June - as businesses brought in more imported goods to meet a surge in consumer spending.Earnings season continued to roll on... Heath insurance provider Cigna warned of a bigger hit to its full-year earnings due to the impact of the health crisis on its financials. The stock slumped roughly 11 percent.After the close: Beyond Meat posted a bigger than expected quarterly loss and second-quarter sales missed estimates. The meat alternative company also gave a disappointing outlook, citing uncertainty surrounding food demand during this new wave of the health crisis.In other corporate headlines: Robinhood investors went on another wild ride Thursday - this time to the downside. Shares plunged 27-1/2 percent - snapping a four-day rally - after the company said stakeholders will be offloading nearly 98 million shares and the company will not receive any of the proceeds.
Stock futures opened slightly lower Thursday evening ahead of a key labor market report, which is set to offer a fuller picture of the labor market's recovery and help inform the next moves for monetary policymakers.
“Succession” has added another intriguing piece to the Season 3 puzzle. Swiss actor Ella Rumpf, best known for her leading role in Julia Ducournau’s fleshy horror pic “Raw,” is set to play a guest starring role in the HBO drama’s upcoming third outing, Variety has learned exclusively. Although the exact nature of her role is being […]
A Mormon of U.S.-Mexican origin who lost a daughter and four grandchildren in a massacre by gang members in 2019 on Thursday backed a plan by the Mexican government to sue arms makers for compensation over lives lost to gun violence in Mexico. In an unprecedented step, Mexico on Wednesday filed the suit against several gun makers in a U.S. federal court, accusing them of reckless business practices that supplied illegal arms to drug cartels, leading to thousands of deaths. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) rejected Mexico's claims, but Adrian LeBaron, whose daughter and grandchildren died in the massacre in the northern state of Sonora that claimed nine lives, backed the government.
The retailer will accept 15 cryptocurrencies for both online and in-store purchases.
Typically, big companies batch their announcements. Maybe that’s by way of a digital showcase, or issuing a press release. In those long-ago, very precedented times, it could even involve shuffling hundreds of folks into an auditorium where they might catch a glimpse of Keanu Reeves. Today, Sony used a different method, dropping a series of announcements via one slow burn drip feed over its social media channels, essentially guaranteeing games journalists around the globe would stay glued to the
Chloe Trayner has been named artistic director of the Ragtag Film Society, a 23-year-old non-profit that runs the preeminent international non-fiction documentary festival, True/False, in Columbia, Mo. Also joining the festival’s curatorial squad is Eric Allen Hatch in a new role as music director and film programmer. Launched in 2004 by co-founders David Wilson and […]
At 43, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is nearly twice the average age of her Tokyo 2020 competitors. On Monday she will become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in an Olympics in a different gender category to that assigned at birth, and her participation has been as divisive an issue as whether the Games should have even gone ahead during a global pandemic. Hubbard was assigned male at birth but changed her name eight years ago and underwent hormone therapy to transition before resuming weightlifting, a sport she abandoned more than a decade ago.
President Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation to award four Congressional Gold Medals to the United States Capitol Police and others who protected the Capitol during the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.