Roger Stone asked for Jared Kushner's contact information in order to "debrief" the president son-in-law about hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee
Family members of the children killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School are free to move forward with their lawsuit against gun-maker Remington . The Supreme Court said Tuesday it wouldn't hear the case, meaning a March ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court stands, per CNBC . In a...
Evo Morales, who transformed Bolivia as its first indigenous president, was flying to exile in Mexico early Tuesday after weeks of violent protests, leaving behind a confused power vacuum in the Andean nation. (Nov. 12)
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is in talks with imploding workspace and technology firm WeWork. Legere may fill the void left by Adam Neumann, when he took a reported $1.7 billion to leave his CEO position. Since Legere took the helm of T-Mobile in 2012, the company has boosted shares by 240 percent. It's also grown from the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S. to the third largest, becoming a legitimate competitor to Verizon and AT&T. It seems WeWork is hoping that Legere could also turn the company around. WeWork was salvaged last month when its largest shareholder, SoftBank, threw it a multi-billion-dollar life raft.
Paramount Debuts Redesigned Trailer for ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’. On Nov. 12, Paramount Pictures released a new trailer for their upcoming ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie, featuring a new version of Sonic. . Their decision to drastically change the CGI character was due to the widespread backlash the character received earlier this year. . In the original trailer, fans found Sonic’s body proportion and facial features to be too life-like and inconsistent with the classic Sonic character. Now, fans seem to be much happier with the redesigned Sonic, as his eyes are bigger, his body is shorter and the overall features are much more cartoon-like. . Following the latest trailer release, director Jeff Fowler took to Twitter to thank fans for their “patience and support.”. "Today is the DAY! Could not be more excited to share our new Sonic with you. THANK YOU for your patience and support. This wouldn't have been possible without the fans." Jeff Fowler, via Twitter. ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is set to hit theaters on February 14, 2020.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said he’s resigning to ease the violence in his country. According to Reuters, this comes after a disputed election in October. Yet further unrest may come after he said he was the victim of a “coup” and faces arrest. Morales later stated on Twitter the police had an “illegal” warrant for his arrest. He also said “violent groups” attacked his home.
The US used the Marshall Islands as a regular testing site for nuclear weapons decades ago. Now a new investigative report in the Los Angeles Times finds that the repercussions remain all too real. The most tangible sign of this is the Runit Dome—a massive concrete dome built by...
America's Fattest States Revealed by WalletHub. For their rankings, WalletHub used data from nearly 30 metrics. They also included obesity-related healthcare costs. According to the personal finance website, Mississippi comes in at number one. Second place was West Virginia. Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama round out the top 5. The rankings come as obesity remains a major problem for the United States. The CDC says over 93 million adults fit the health status from 2015-16. "While U.S. obesity rates have, overall, stayed steady since 2003, the rates are still rising in some groups, and disparities persist." - Harvard University’s School of Public Health, via MSN
Supreme Court justices are hearing arguments on the Trump administration's bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and allows them to work legally. (Nov. 12)
Starting on Friday, Harrod's department store in London will open the doors to its Christmas Grotto, a "snow-covered woodland filled with sparkling surprises that will leave little ones mesmerized" through Christmas Eve, including a visit with Father Christmas himself. But those little ones will need caretakers with fat wallets: Per...
It's a big day for Dreamers, the nickname given to young US immigrants brought here illegally by their parents. The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments on whether the Trump administration can end an Obama-era program that protects them from deportation and allows them to work legally. The Deferred...
Ringo Starr talks about how all four Beatles are part of the song "Grow Old With Me" on his new album, why the Fab Four didn't play Woodstock and why reuniting with Paul McCartney to tour has never come up. (Nov. 12)
Rev is one of biggest names in transcription—and one of the cheapest services of its kind. Gizmodo reports the company has opted to alter its pay structure with little warning for thousands of contractors on its platform. Some of those contractors are now furious at what they expect will be smaller paychecks from here on out. Launched in 2010, Rev offers customers transcriptions at the bargain-basement price of $1 per minute of audio. One whistleblower claims a little less than half of that buck goes to the contractor, while about 50 to 55 cents goes to Rev. But Rev announced Wednesday that its job pricing model would change—with a new minimum of 30 cents per minute.
Disney+ Has Arrived. The long-awaited streaming service is now available in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands. . Films in the Disney vault, most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and original programming are now accessible to subscribers. . Disney just announced that all 7 of the first ‘Star Wars’ films will also be streaming in 4K Ultra HD for the first time. As for new series, Disney+ will release new episodes every Friday instead of all at once. Disney+ offers a free 7-day trial or will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year
President Donald Trump said they will raise the age limit for e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, or so. Trump said: “We have to take care of our kids most importantly.” He also said they have to look at a lot of factors, such as the jobs the vaping industry creates. According to Gizmodo, Trump said vaping reforms include both the age limit and potential flavor bans. They are considering making the same changes to traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Elijah Cummings' death last month is still reverberating through DC, but there is no shortage of candidates looking to fill his congressional seat in Maryland's 7th District—including one close to the late congressman's heart. With a Nov. 20 deadline looming to file for a run in the special Feb....
Mark Cuban Calls Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Plan 'Unrealistic'. The 2020 candidate's strategy sees households worth over $1 billion take on a six percent tax increase for every dollar. The Dallas Mavericks owner is one of a few U.S. billionaires to publicly denounce the policy. In multiple tweets, Cuban said he is fine with paying more taxes, but is not a supporter of Warren's plan. "She is selling shiny objects to divert attention from reality. Haven't we had enough of that from @realDonaldTrump?" - Mark Cuban, via Twitter. The Massachusetts senator has said her wealth tax will help pay for policies such as "Medicare for All.". Cuban doesn't seem convinced, saying Warren is "misleading the public.". "The chances of getting all the necessary line items she needs for M4All approved within 4 years are nearly impossible." - Mark Cuban, via Twitter. He also said it is a way for Warren to keep attention away from her own finances. The Democratic senator's net worth is reportedly around $12 million. "The reality for @ewarren is that this is as much to divert attention from her income and net worth as anything else." - Mark Cuban, via Twitter