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Arts&Culture Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction
Author: 0 Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

It resulted in consistently gray skies, slow commutes and downed trees. The National Weather Service in Birmingham said the damage in Fairfield was consistent with an EF2 tornado. Rain will continue falling locally throughout today as Tropical Depression Cindy slowly loses strength and scatters into several remnants across parts of MS and northern Alabama.

Arts&Culture Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog
Author: 0 Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

The judges at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California agreed, putting Martha on top of the pile of aesthetically challenged pooches competing for the "World's Ugliest " crown. What is this dog apart from world champion? She beat 13 other dogs, including deaf and blind Moe, a Brussels griffon-pug mix who, at 16, was the oldest in the competition.

Author: 0 Burling, Team New Zealand win Race 7 in America's Cup

After, what was by their standards, an error-strewn race six yesterday, the Kiwis approached race seven today with lessons clearly well learned overnight. "I have been really impressed by the team's constant on-board communication, how they kept their cool under pressure and really delivered on the boat handling during the tricky conditions".

Author: 0 Race for governor in Virginia set after tight primary race

Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam , with his wife Pam, left, son Weston, and daughter Aubrey celebrate his victory in the Democratic primary during an election party in Crystal City, Va., Tuesday, . And turnout in the Democratic primary far outpaced the Republican side. Virginia is one of two states electing governors this year, and the race is testing the enthusiasm of the electorate in both parties in the wake of Trump's victory.

Author: 0 'Making a Murderer' Confession Was Coerced, Federal Court Rules

Investigators found burned human remains that matched Halbach's DNA, along with her vehicle, where they discovered multiple bloodstains. Magistrate Judge William Duffin had ruled in August that the conviction was based on a coerced confession that Dassey, now 27, gave as a 16-year-old with a learning disability.

Arts&Culture 'Toy Story' writer debunks popular fan theory
Author: 0 'Toy Story' writer debunks popular fan theory

Decades later, he got married and had Andy . Meanwhile, amid the 20th century Space Race and Cold War, the toy company ultimately chose to manufacture Buzz Lightyear dolls instead, so they never actually made Woody dolls. Although the designs differ, that tracks with the real history of Mr. Potato Head and Slinky Dog. Mozart promised to give more details, which he since has in a video with YouTuber Jonathan Carlin, part of the Super Carlin Brothers .

Arts&Culture This loophole fails to protect some rape victims in North Carolina
Author: 0 This loophole fails to protect some rape victims in North Carolina

Under a 1979 state supreme court ruling, women can not revoke consent in North Carolina after it has been given, leaving the state's women vulnerable to sexual violence without the proper legal recourse. He said it will probably be dead for the rest of the two-year legislative session. That means there are women in the US right now who don't have the right to decide they don't want to have sex.

Arts&Culture Mike Comrie Will Not Face Rape Charges from Reported February Assault
Author: 0 Mike Comrie Will Not Face Rape Charges from Reported February Assault

Hilary Duff should be breathing a sigh of relief as her ex-husband Mike Comrie , the father of her son, is out of legal hot water, as Radar has confirmed. Investigators concluded that they couldn't determine beyond reasonable doubt that Comrie acted without the belief that he had consent, meaning the charges have now been dropped.

Arts&Culture Mark Wahlberg impressed by Londoners' resolve after terror attacks and tragedy
Author: 0 Mark Wahlberg impressed by Londoners' resolve after terror attacks and tragedy

To say that Transformers has become a Michael Bay franchise may seem like an understatement. Wahlberg also announced that TLK is going to be his last Transformers outing. A highlight in " The Last Knight " is a Transformer doubling as Burton's butler named Cogman who tries desperately to be dignified, though he can't help being overcome by violent outbursts.

Arts&Culture US 800m runner competes with five months pregnancy
Author: 0 US 800m runner competes with five months pregnancy

Alysia Montano running the 800m race pregnant Wearing wonder Woman sports gear. Off the Internet, the multifaceted 31-year-old, who is making headlines for entering the USATF Outdoor Championships while pregnant for the second time, doesn't label herself in conventional terms.

Author: 0 Prince Philip released from hospital after being admitted as a 'precaution'

Precautions taken early enough to avoid any aggravation of the state of health of the prince, who left the hospital Edouard-VII today as Hello indicates. She traditionally attends each session of the racing event, one of the highlights of the summer season. The next day, the palace officially announced that he would be stepping down from his royal duties come August.

Author: 0 Brexit talks: Citizens' rights and exit bill ahead of trade

Nearly exactly a year after Britain's seismic referendum to leave the bloc, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France, welcomed his counterpart David Davis with a cheery handshake at the European Commission in Brussels. "So who knows? You may say I am a dreamer but I'm not the only one", Tusk continued, quoting a lyric from the late John Lennon's "Imagine". The association represents 3,200 businesses with a million employees in Germany making industrial machinery.

Author: 0 Transformers: The Last Knight is metal-mashing, ear-bashing carnage

Check out the trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight and don't forget our poll below! The future of the human race, however, lies in the hidden history of the Transformers on Earth. Wahlberg returns in " The Last Knight " as Cade Yeager, the small-town inventor, and he still manages to charm even when surrounded by hulking, hollering robots like the stogie-chewing Hound (John Goodman) and the wheedling scavenger-bot Daytrader (Steve Buscemi).

Arts&Culture Listen to Drake's new track 'Signs'
Author: 0 Listen to Drake's new track 'Signs'

The track, entitled Signs , was created in partnership with the brand to soundtrack the runway presentation. Check it out in footage shot during the Paris event here. Check out the new Drizzy and see what you think. As mentioned, Drake's album " More Life " is continuing its success. The chilled-out vibe is reflected in the song's lyrics: "I gotta catch myself / I can't play myself / I need to take it easy".

Arts&Culture Cosby jury begins deliberations
Author: 0 Cosby jury begins deliberations

Jurors in Bill Cosby's Pennsylvania sexual assault trial are ending deliberations for the night. "Time is time, effort takes its toll."The jurors were transported back to the hotel where they have been sequestered since the trial began, and will return today at 9 a.m.to resume their deliberations".

Arts&Culture Blac Chyna Was in a Car Accident This Morning
Author: 0 Blac Chyna Was in a Car Accident This Morning

According to photos obtained by TMZ , the second vehicle sustained a substantial amount of damage in the collision. Witnesses said that law enforcement officers suspecting a case of DUI conducted tests on the driver. MORE: Rob Kardashian Reunites With Blac Chyna and Baby Dream for Father's Day at Disneyland - See the Cute Pics! Us Weekly has reached out to Chyna's rep for comment.

Arts&Culture Rappers (including an Ex of Nicki Minaj) Trade Blows in WeHo
Author: 0 Rappers (including an Ex of Nicki Minaj) Trade Blows in WeHo

Eventually he escapes fully, and someone in a suit gets a few good licks and a nice body slam in on one of the culprits before it all ends. "You saw me, you ain't do sh*t you had your ni**as jump me". One-on-one you can't f**k with me, so that's why you had to do that. "You move like a bi*ch. You roll 20 deep because you're scared to death". We know he's going to pay attention to it though.

Arts&Culture Gianforte sentenced to complete community service after report assault
Author: 0 Gianforte sentenced to complete community service after report assault

Greg Gianforte pleaded guilty to assault in connection with his violent attack on Jacobs, but the judge ultimately decided that jail time was unnecessary for the newly-minted Congressman. Jacobs can be heard saying his glasses were broken. Gianforte says. "The last guy that came in here did the same thing". CATES-CARNEY: In a separate settlement agreement so Jacobs wouldn't sue him, Gianforte donated $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Arts&Culture Floppy-faced Neapolitan Mastiff named 'World's Ugliest Dog'
Author: 0 Floppy-faced Neapolitan Mastiff named 'World's Ugliest Dog'

A 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha was officially crowned the " World's Ugliest Dog " at the Sonoma Marin Fair in California on Friday. Martha's handler, Shirley Zindler , replied: " I'd gloat, but I need a nap ". Numerous contestants were adopted. "She knocks over every water bucket no matter how securely attached to the fence", said owner Shirley Dawn Zindler of her homely hound.

Arts&Culture Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath
Author: 0 Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

Be safe driving in those areas this morning and as always, Turn Around Don't Drown . The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain across West Virginia starting late Thursday from Tropical Storm Cindy until a cold front begins pushing through Friday night and early Saturday.

Arts&Culture Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens
Author: 0 Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

The Metropolitan Police said cladding attached to Grenfell during a recent renovation failed safety tests conducted by investigators. Just hours earlier, police said that manslaughter charges could be brought over the Grenfell inferno, after finding that the fire started with a faulty fridge and the building's cladding had failed safety tests.

Author: 0 Megyn Kelly booted from Sandy Hook hosting gig over Alex Jones interview

In total viewers, the "60 Minutes" rerun drew 7.9 million, while Kelly's program featuring an interview with Fox Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews delivered 3.6 million, down 42 percent from her show's debut on June 4. "Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light - as journalists are supposed to do - on this influential figure, and yes - to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity", Kelly said.

Author: 0 Kevin Duran't Doesn't Believe 'Superteam' Label Applies To Warriors

The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals a year ago and lost the title to the Cleveland Cavaliers after posting the best regular-season record in National Basketball Association history. The announcement that Curry still wouldn't want to go to the White House received the expected online response, continuing a conversation that started after the Warriors had won the championship.

Arts&Culture 'Dear Evan Hansen' takes home most statuettes at 71st Tony Awards
Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen' takes home most statuettes at 71st Tony Awards

Andy Blankenbuehler took home yet another Tony for Best Choreography after the cast of Bandstand showed everyone exactly why he deserved it (and, of course, the award was announced during a commercial break). She's a Tony Award-winner. Yet other big names, among them Danny DeVito , Cate Blanchett and singer Josh Groban, left New York's Radio City Music Hall empty-handed.

Author: 0 S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile

A second USA official also confirmed the test but did not provide additional details on the type of rocket component that was being tested or whether it fit into the ICBM program. "There are more people and more cars but nobody knows what that means", the official said. "We should make every effort to strengthen our national defense with the nuclear capability as the backbone", it said.

Arts&Culture Inmates to get shorter sentences after helping deputy
Author: 0 Inmates to get shorter sentences after helping deputy

Inmate Greg Williams said the deputy was unconscious and not breathing for about a minute and when he finally came to, his breathing was "real heavy and real fast". "Anytime we have a trustee or inmate crew, that goes beyond normal duties, we cut them some extra time off", he told the station. Essentially, anyone serving a sentence and also providing work has their time served counted as three days for one.

Author: 0 Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill

He said it only benefits millionaires. "If our Republican colleagues were proud of this bill, there'd be a brass band down the middle of Fifth Avenue and every street in America", said Schumer, the Senate's minority leader. - Requires older people to pay a greater share of their income for insurance. Five Republican senators - including Ted Cruz - threatened "NO" votes.

Arts&Culture University of Missouri might revoke Cosby's honorary degree
Author: 0 University of Missouri might revoke Cosby's honorary degree

On Friday, for the first time ever, the University of Missouri has made a decision to revoke an honorary degree. Bill Cosby has lost his honorary degree from Mizzou. The actor's sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial last week, but the prosecutor said he will re-try the Cosby Show star. Some notable higher institutions that have revoked Cosby's honorific degrees include Fordham University and Marquette University.

Author: 0 Transformers: The Last Knight Seemingly Strong in International Box Office

Through two days, Last Knight counts an estimated $23.7M at 4,069 venues and some analysts even think there's a chance that the Michael Bay title may even sink further in its 5-day run below $60M. And then when he saw me, he was like, "You know what, pal?" Although no one really expected Sam to make an appearance in the franchise in the future, considering LaBeouf had said he wasn't interested in being a part of Transformers franchise, there has been a lot of curiosity regarding ...

Arts&Culture Burt Ward Remembers 'Batman' Co-Star Adam West: 'I Will Forever Miss Him'
Author: 0 Burt Ward Remembers 'Batman' Co-Star Adam West: 'I Will Forever Miss Him'

Alongside Burt Ward as Robin, he carved himself a place in pop culture history, even if the role did end up typecasting him for a few years. "You can't play Batman in a serious, square-jawed, straight-ahead way without giving the audience the sense that there's something behind that mask waiting to get out, that he's a little crazed, he's unusual", West told the Archive of American Television in 2006.

Arts&Culture South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North
Author: 0 South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North

The military said the missile, a Hyunmoo-2 with a range of up to 800 kilometers (nearly 500 miles), hit its target accurately. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff also said the military is keeping a close watch on the North amid reports that Pyongyang has conducted a further rocket engine test geared towards a possible launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Author: 0 Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis from the Knicks finally a possibility

Trading Porzingis is objectively not good for your club, my man. We're listening, but we're not intrigued yet at this level. "We're going to have good players and have a good team". Jackson, or his potential successor, current general manager Steve Mills, would be reluctant to bring Porzingis back if he's an unhappy Knick. He and Josh Jackson are both competitive, intense players with decent scoring abilities and tough play on defense.

Author: 0 Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Republicans in support of the new health care bill say the Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed. But without penalties that would otherwise encourage healthy people to buy insurance, the bill could lead to a system in which only the sickest people purchase coverage, leading to staggering insurance premiums, Vox noted.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn polls better than Theresa May on Prime Minister suitability

Speaking today , Mr Corbyn claimed that while the Conservative party fell apart following their election losses, the Labour party have been "strengthened" in their drive to form a government to "deliver real change". That's what we've spent our lives campaigning for, too. "The Government is supporting local authorities to do that and together we are making sure that the resources are there to ensure that what is needed to keep people safe is done".

Arts&Culture A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The UK
Author: 0 A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The UK

Talks are ongoing with Northern Irish party the DUP to negotiate a "confidence and supply" deal, giving May the majority needed to push through her agenda. A Commons bid to keep Britain in the single market should be backed by "like minded" Tory and Labour MPs, the Liberal Democrats have said. It includes a repeal bill to repeal the European Communities Act which made EU law enforceable in the United Kingdom, as well as several other bills aimed at helping the country cope with Brexit, ...

Author: 0 Sony Planning Kraven And Mysterio Spider-Man Spin-Offs

As played by Tom Holland , Peter's about to face his biggest challenge yet: anchoring a brand new superhero franchise, in the form of the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming . Oh, and Captain America rocks up at some point. The first reactions from critics are out after an early screening and, in short, word is he's everything we've wanted and more.