Archive for month: October, 2017

Warrant issued for Rose McGowan in relation to drug charge

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An arrest warrant has been obtained for actress Rose McGowan for felony possession of a controlled substance. The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20. Police say the items tested positive for narcotics. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained the warrant on Feb. 1 Police say they've attempted to contact Read more [...]

Netflix exploring ‘House of Cards’ spinoff amid Spacey flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Netflix is exploring a "House of Cards" spinoff as the show's final season nears amid controversy surrounding star Kevin Spacey. The streaming channel, which reportedly is weighing different concepts for the spinoff, said Monday that the upcoming sixth season will be the last for "House of Cards." The announcement of the Emmy-winning political satire's end came amid fallout from Spacey's alleged sexual advances toward a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s. But Netflix Read more [...]

Art show explores ‘Greater West’ and its indigenous people

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Romantic images of cowboys and covered wagons, railroad barons and Gold Rush-era prospectors that typically depict the settling of the American West play only supporting roles at best in a Nevada art exhibit with a broader perspective on Earth's "final frontier." The show stars the indigenous people who already were here when the western reaches of North and South America were allegedly tamed. It's an eclectic trip through traditional and modernistic impressions Read more [...]

Tech companies find more signs of Russian election activity

31 Oct 2017 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Major tech companies plan to tell Congress Tuesday that they have found additional evidence of Russian activity on their services related to the 2016 U.S. election. Facebook, for instance, says a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its service during and after the election, potentially reaching as many as 126 million users. The company plans to disclose these numbers to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the Read more [...]

New fingerprint algorithm helps ID bodies found decades ago

31 Oct 2017 0 Comments
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Just after Thanksgiving Day in 1983, James Downey dropped off his older brother, John, at a Houston bus station, then quickly turned away so neither the police nor a motorcycle gang affiliated with his brother could later demand details about where the bus was headed. For 34 years, he didn't hear a word about him. Then this spring Downey received a heart-breaking call, one that more than 200 families across the country have gotten in the last few months since Read more [...]

Google-bred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

31 Oct 2017 0 Comments
ATWATER, Calif. (AP) -- Google's self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all. Waymo, hatched from a Google project started eight years ago, showed off its progress Monday during a rare peek at a closely guarded testing facility located 120 miles (193 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco. That's where its robots complete their equivalent of driver's education. Read more [...]

Group rescues deer with head stuck in plastic pumpkin bucket

31 Oct 2017 0 Comments
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A deer that got its head trapped in an orange plastic pumpkin bucket is free after residents in suburban Cincinnati spent the weekend tracking it. WCPO-TV reports the Anderson Township Family Pet Center got calls over four days from residents concerned about the deer with the bucket stuck over its nose. Daryl Meyerrenke at the pet center warned that it would be dangerous for neighbors to try to rescue the deer, but he says they were determined to help the animal Read more [...]

Jane Juska, who wrote about late-in-life sex, dies at 84

CHICO, Calif. (AP) -- Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a best-selling memoir and later a stage show, has died in California. She was 84. Juska died Oct. 24 at a Chico care facility after a long illness, her son, Andy Juska, told the San Francisco Chronicle for a story Saturday. She was a retired and divorced schoolteacher living in Berkeley, California, when she wrote her memoir, "A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Read more [...]

Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ tanks, ‘Saw’ sequel No. 1 with $16.3M

NEW YORK (AP) -- George Clooney's "Suburbicon" notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween weekend where the horror sequel "Jigsaw" topped all releases despite an underperforming debut. The eighth "Saw" film landed at No. 1 with $16.3 million in North American ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. That came in below industry expectations and suggested the revived "Saw" franchise isn't connecting with audiences the way Read more [...]

Spacey apologizes after actor accuses him of past harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor Kevin Spacey said Sunday he is "beyond horrified" by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy decades ago. The two-time Oscar winner posted on Twitter that he doesn't remember the encounter. "But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years," he said. In an interview with Read more [...]
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