Archive for month: September, 2017

Fergie says she and Josh Duhamel still ‘great friends’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fergie says even though she and husband Josh Duhamel are splitting up they're still "great friends" who love one another and their young son. The singer talked about her marriage Wednesday at a screening for her new visual album, "Double Dutchess," at iPic Theaters Fulton Market. She says "the important thing is we're a family" with 4-year-old Axl and "there's so much love" that they share. She says her new songs are about "a lot of different relationships," adding Read more [...]

Woman in Kevin Hart scandal denies being an extortionist

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart's Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was "involved" with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag said that since images of her became public she has been the subject of lies. "I am not an extortionist. I'm not a stripper. I'm a recording artist and an actress, and I have not broken any laws. I had nothing to Read more [...]

Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78. Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, his talent agent Erin Connor said. Born in West Virginia in 1939 and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Casey excelled in track and field and football and attended Bowling Green State University on an athletic scholarship. He went on Read more [...]

Report: Hackers were snooping inside Equifax as of March

21 Sep 2017 0 Comments
Hackers broke into Equifax's computer systems in March, two months earlier than the company had previously disclosed, according to a Wall Street Journal report . That gave the intruders months to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans. The Journal cited a report from the Mandiant unit of security firm FireEye that was sent to some Equifax customers this week. The breach on March 10 came two days after security researchers at Cisco Systems warned of a Read more [...]

Leaders to tech firms at UN: Yank terror postings in 2 hours

21 Sep 2017 0 Comments
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The heads of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online postings that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two. Convening world and tech leaders Wednesday at the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that internet companies are making progress but need to go "further and faster" to keep violent extremist material from spreading online. The average lifetime of Islamic State extremists' Read more [...]

AP Interview: Japan’s emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

21 Sep 2017 0 Comments
TOKYO (AP) -- The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film. The emoji is heir to a tradition of pictographic writing stretching back millennia to Egyptian hieroglyphics and the ideograms used to write Chinese and Japanese. Despite their ubiquity, they started in 1998 with one man: A 25-year-old employee of mobile phone Read more [...]

Ex-Mountie headed to US prison for smuggling narwhal tusks

21 Sep 2017 0 Comments
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years, two months in a U.S. prison for related money laundering counts. Gregory Logan, 60, of St. John, New Brunswick, smuggled about 300 tusks valued at $1.5 million to $3 million into Maine in false compartments in his vehicle, federal prosecutors said. They were shipped from Ellsworth, Maine, to buyers across the country. Narwhals are protected Read more [...]

Police: Man steals green chile burger after slapping victim

21 Sep 2017 0 Comments
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer and then stole the man's green chile cheeseburger before dashing away. Santa Fe police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Frazier on Sunday near the Shake Foundation where authorities say the bizarre attack occurred. According to a criminal complaint, the victim says Frazier walked up to him to dance then slapped him across his face. The victim says Frazier then stole his green chile Read more [...]

Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger

21 Sep 2017 0 Comments
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood. Cathy Budde says she was first alerted to the woman she's dubbed "The Mad Pooper" by her children, who caught the jogger in the act weeks ago. Budde tells KKTV-TV (http://bit.ly/2xO8JPl ) the woman apologized after she questioned her. But she says the jogger has left something behind on her runs at least once a week for Read more [...]

O’Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that his firing from Fox News Channel in April was a "political hit job" and that his network's parent company made a business decision to get rid of him. The deposed king of cable television news had a contentious interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show, where he said his conscience was clear about how he dealt with women in the working world. O'Reilly was dismissed by 21st Century Fox following a review prompted by a report in Read more [...]
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