Archive for month: June, 2017

Jay-Z gets personal and deep on new album ‘4:44’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay-Z gets personal and deep on his new album, opening up about his relationship with Beyonce, the elevator fight with Solange and his children. The icon released "4:44" on Friday, and it quickly became a trending topic online and on social media. On the title track, he apologizes to Beyonce for some of his past decisions. "You matured faster than me, I wasn't ready, so I apologize, I seen the innocence leave your eyes, I still mourn this death, I apologize for all Read more [...]

Famed Hollywood actress sues over ‘Feud’ depiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood great Olivia de Havilland has launched her own sequel to the TV series "Feud" - a lawsuit. The double Oscar-winning actress filed suit Friday against FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy's company, alleging the drama inaccurately depicts her as a gossipmonger and is an invasion of privacy. The suit was filed in Los Angeles on Friday - one day before de Havilland turns 101. The actress, whose credits include the role of Melanie Hamilton in "Gone with the Read more [...]

MSNBC hosts say tabloid article a weapon in Trump feud

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, a couple onscreen and off, say the White House told them a damaging National Enquirer story about their relationship would "go away" if they called the president and apologized for harsh commentary. President Donald Trump and Scarborough each traded accusations that the other was lying as the bizarre feud between the leader of the free world and two cable television hosts persisted on Friday. The MSNBC hosts Read more [...]

The Latest: Retailers issue warnings after cyberattack

30 Jun 2017 0 Comments
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Latest on cyberattacks (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Online retailers are warning customers to prepare for delays as the disruption caused by Tuesday's cyberattack spreads across the shipping industry. Several firms have issued warnings after the sudden outbreak of malicious software that centered on Ukraine and spread to major multinationals, including global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk and FedEx Corp. subsidiary TNT. Enrique Frisancho, the owner Read more [...]

Germany passes law against online hate speech

30 Jun 2017 0 Comments
BERLIN (AP) -- German lawmakers approved a bill on Friday aimed at cracking down on hate speech on social networks, which critics say could have drastic consequences for free speech online. The measure approved is designed to enforce the country's existing limits on speech, including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial. Among other things, it would fine social networking sites up to 50 million euros ($56 million) if they persistently fail to remove illegal content within a week, Read more [...]

Companies still hobbled from fearsome cyberattack

30 Jun 2017 0 Comments
HOUSTON (AP) -- Many businesses still struggled Friday to recover hopelessly scrambled computer networks, collateral damage from a massive cyberattack that targeted Ukraine three days ago. The Heritage Valley Health System couldn't offer lab and diagnostic imaging services at 14 community and neighborhood offices in western Pennsylvania. DLA Piper, a London-based law firm with offices in 40 countries, said on its website that email systems were down; a receptionist said email hadn't Read more [...]

Surprise! Sailor comes home to find wife 8 months pregnant

30 Jun 2017 0 Comments
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Navy wife greeted her husband returning from six months at sea by revealing she was nearly eight months pregnant with his fourth child. Video posted by Natasha Daugherty to Facebook shows her husband, Petty Officer Chris Daugherty, hugging his three children on the docks in San Diego after getting off the USS Carl Vinson last week. Natasha stood back holding a sign in front of her that read "Welcome Home Baby Daddy" and dropped it to reveal the pregnancy. The video Read more [...]

Man who needed air in tires, bought lottery ticket wins $1M

30 Jun 2017 0 Comments
BALLSTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York man who stopped at a convenience store to put air in his tires and ended up buying a lottery ticket has won a $1 million jackpot. State lottery officials on Friday introduced 19-year-old Anthony Iavarone as the winner of the jackpot on a $1 million Cashword scratch-off ticket. Iavarone, of Clifton Park, says he recently stopped at a Stewart's Shops store in the Saratoga County town of Ballston to put air in his tires. While there, he decided to buy Read more [...]

Escaped elephant strolls through Wisconsin neighborhood

30 Jun 2017 0 Comments
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- The pachyderm was a startling sight for residents of one small Wisconsin neighborhood. A full-grown elephant sauntered through Baraboo early Friday morning on a brief walk of freedom. The mammoth creature more suited for the 'big top' clashed with the quiet residential neighborhood. Law enforcement officers quickly got in touch with the nearby Circus World Museum, home to the wandering pachyderm. A trainer arrived and led the elephant back to the circus complex. Read more [...]

Greta Van Susteren out as MSNBC host

NEW YORK (AP) -- Greta Van Susteren's stop at a third cable news network proved to be short. MSNBC said Thursday that she's out after less than six months at the network, to be replaced by Ari Melber. Van Susteren began hosting a Washington-based 6 p.m. weeknight show at MSNBC on Jan. 9, joining the network after her 14-year run at Fox News Channel ended last summer following a financial disagreement. Before joining Fox, she had her own show at CNN. But with the Fox and MSNBC audiences Read more [...]
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