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For Disney’s Iger, a Bold Move That Will Define His Legacy
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:33:31 +0100
Disney has achieved great success under the leadership of Robert A. Iger. But he is likely to be judged on the success of his 21st Century Fox deal.
© The New York Times
Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:30:31 +0100
Kathleen Kennedy, Nina Shaw and other female powerbrokers spearheaded the idea, and top agents, studio chief executives union leaders have signed on.
© The New York Times
Omarosa Manigault Newman, Leaving the White House, Suggests the Show Will Go On
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:19:28 +0100
As the spectacle surrounding Ms. Newman’s departure promises to carry over into the Trump administration’s second year, her telegenic antics have not been entertaining to several West Wing aides.
© The New York Times
Republicans’ $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan Appears on Track to Pass Next Week
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:37:22 +0100
Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee, who had been holdouts, said they would support the bill, putting it within striking distance of passage.
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As a Must-Pass Republican Tax Bill Headed for the Finish Line, Rubio Saw an Opening
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:06:23 +0100
On Thursday, Marco Rubio took a stand: He threatened to vote no unless House and Senate negotiators expanded the child tax credit.
© The New York Times
Uber Engaged in ‘Illegal’ Spying on Rivals, Ex-Employee Says
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:02:32 +0100
In a 37-page letter made public in court, a former Uber security employee detailed a massive intelligence-gathering operation that included tailing rival executives.
© The New York Times
State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:13:28 +0100
In a remarkable blog post, Facebook cited research showing that “passively consuming” social media made people feel worse. It also said it was trying to fix the problem.
© The New York Times
Peru’s President Faces Possible Ouster in Corruption Scandal
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:08:45 +0100
Lawmakers called President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski “morally handicapped” and set the stage for a vote that could lead to his removal.
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Peru’s President Faces Possible Ouster Over Links to Odebrecht
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:08:45 +0100
Lawmakers called President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski “morally handicapped” and set the stage for a vote that could lead to his removal.
© The New York Times
A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:55:19 +0100
A poll finds that Americans don’t expect their own taxes to decline next year and doubt that the Republican plan will raise wages or economic growth.
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Opinion: America’s New Religion: Fox Evangelicalism
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:37:36 +0100
Get ready for a very merry war on Christmas.
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What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:31:21 +0100
Here is a guide to what will happen in the coming weeks (and maybe years), including potential changes from companies and numerous lawsuits.
© The New York Times
Republican Party, Ajit Pai, North Korea: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:09:36 +0100
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Omarosa’s White House Show Is Canceled
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:04:03 +0100
Love her or hate her, the former reality show star turned White House aide has never shied away from controversy.
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A Last Push for Obamacare Sign-ups — and Worries About Who Got Hurt
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:48:10 +0100
Blacks and Hispanics saw the biggest gains under the Affordable Care Act. They’re also likely to be most affected by cuts to this year’s enrollment period, which ended Friday.
© The New York Times
Three More Women Accuse Dustin Hoffman of Sexual Misconduct, Variety Reports
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:05:34 +0100
The allegations included encounters in a car, a recording studio and a hotel room, where he allegedly exposed himself to a teenager.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Russell Simmons, R. Kelly, and Why Black Women Can’t Say #MeToo
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:39:24 +0100
When your community fights for the people who terrorized you, it means your pain is not a priority.
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Opinion: Have a Very Merry War on Christmas
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:37:49 +0100
America has a new religion: Fox evangelicalism.
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Opinion: My Year of No Shopping
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:12:37 +0100
The unspoken question of endless browsing is “What do I need?” What I needed was less.
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Accused of Sexual Harassment, Andrea Ramsey Ends Kansas Congressional Run
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:55:40 +0100
Ms. Ramsey, a newcomer to politics, was running to unseat a Republican. She denies that she harassed a male subordinate, as alleged in a 2005 lawsuit.
© The New York Times
Court Temporarily Blocks Trump Order Against Contraceptive Coverage
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:42:00 +0100
A federal judge in Philadelphia allowed an Obama-era rule, generally requiring employers and insurers to pay for contraceptive costs, to continue.
© The New York Times
On Pro Basketball: An N.B.A. Team in Mexico City: How Realistic Is That?
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:40:59 +0100
Smog, traffic, security concerns — all are issues the league is assessing. But there are lots of reasons to think it might move aggressively into Mexico.
© The New York Times
With Rubio, Corker Back on Board, G.O.P. Speeds Ahead With Tax Plan
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:34:43 +0100
Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee said they will support the Republican tax bill, moving the legislation closer to passage.
© The New York Times
Right and Left React to the F.C.C.’s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:26:56 +0100
Writers from across the political spectrum on the vote Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle Obama-era rules on net neutrality.
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House Intelligence Panel Is Rushing to Complete Russia Probe
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:11:59 +0100
With key interviews shoehorned into next week before the holiday break, the House Intelligence Committee appears to be rushing its Russia probe to an end.
© The New York Times
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders puts ‘piegate’ to rest
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:10:35 +0100
Sanders turned up to the press corp potluck with four picture-perfect pies on Thursday.
© NY Daily News
Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.’s Legislative Lemons
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:21:59 +0100
It’s not just the tax cut or A.C.A. repeal: If the public opposes a law, you can bet the Republicans support it. Why?
© The New York Times
Amendment to withdraw cash from IRAs needs restrictions
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:19:41 +0100
Yes, Senator Inhofe, allowing Americans to dip into their retirement accounts at a reduced tax rate would help the economy and give the Treasury a windfall. But, no, that idea didn’t originate from the radio show host who you are crediting. I got a...
© New York Post
Enes Kanter’s old coach offers major praise for new Knicks stud
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:31:31 +0100
PHILADELPHIA — Knicks center Enes Kanter won’t say whether his former Thunder teammates miss him in the locker room. But his former coach Billy Donovan will. Donovan said Kanter, his former backup center to Steven Adams was always a good locker-room...
© New York Post
LeBron James poised to reach new heights in 15th season
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:45:00 +0100
Most of the NBA’s greatest players never even reached a 15th season, having gone to college in years that LeBron James spent scoring his first 8,000 points. Some of the greats who sustained excellence, like Tim Duncan and Charles Barkley, were no longer...
© LA Times
GOP set to pass tax bill after gaining support from Rubio, Corker
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:40:55 +0100
Republicans finalized their tax package to placate a reluctant senator as they pushed to muscle the bill through Congress.
© NY Daily News
Trump’s lawyers argue his rights were violated by protesters
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:21:12 +0100
Donald Trump's right to free speech trumps other people's right to free speech, according to his lawyers.
© NY Daily News
Man ‘not sorry’ for killing girlfriend’s molester is convicted
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:16:50 +0100
A Louisiana man who said he’s “not sorry” for killing his girlfriend’s molester was convicted of second-degree murder. Jace Crehan, 23, was found guilty Thursday in the July 2015 death of convicted child molester Robert Noce Jr.,...
© New York Post
Wagner sophomore star won’t go overlooked again
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:13:43 +0100
Bashir Mason grew more and more annoyed. The Wagner coach had seen enough of Blake Francis, considering the young southpaw wasn’t the recruit Mason came to see play on the Baltimore Elite AAU team last year. “Blake was shooting the ball pretty much...
© New York Post
New NYPD unit probing high-profile sex abuse cases
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:02:24 +0100
A new unit will investigate the high-profile claims of sex abuse victims now coming forward, years after the attacks, the NYPD said Friday.
© NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony deserves a standing ovation in MSG return
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:00:20 +0100
Anthony spent 7 ½ long seasons with the Knicks, some worse than others.
© NY Daily News
Giants might have to protect Landon Collins from himself
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:48:41 +0100
Another streak by a Giant will almost certainly end Sunday — for the sake of preserving many more streaks to come. Safety Landon Collins has started all 45 games since Big Blue selected him with the 33rd pick in 2015. After suffering a sprained ankle...
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How Yanks passed on Stanton, drafted Judge and landed both
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:34:15 +0100
When the Yankees selected Aaron Judge in the first round of the 2013 draft, the towering right-handed slugger probably should have thanked Giancarlo Stanton. Six years earlier, the team had scouted Stanton and passed on the powerful high school senior...
© New York Post
NFL: Panthers owner Jerry Richardson under investigation for workplace misconduct
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:30:00 +0100
The Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson is under investigation for workplace misconduct. The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm. Team spokesman...
© LA Times
Mike Francesa says goodbye ‘from the bottom of my heart’
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:27:41 +0100
Thirty years of Mike Francesa have come and gone. The sports radio host gave his final remarks on Friday’s afternoon show, the last of his storied career with WFAN, before signing off for good. The 20-minute sendoff, which followed five hours of answering...
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Panthers owner under investigation for misconduct
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:20:57 +0100
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers are investigating workplace misconduct allegations against founder and owner Jerry Richardson. The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based...
© New York Post
State senators introduce bill targeting sexual harassment in N.Y.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:16:43 +0100
A pair of Republican women state Senators unveiled legislation on Friday to crack down on sexual harassment in the state.
© NY Daily News
From Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris to 10,000 teenage girls: 'Speak up'
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:15:00 +0100
At the annual Girls Build L.A. leadership summit, two of the nation's most prominent political women offered advice to young girls: Be more prepared than everyone else, and take on tough challenges.
© LA Times
State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:13:28 +0100
In a remarkable blog post, Facebook cited research showing that “passively consuming” social media made people feel worse. It also said it was trying to fix the problem.
© The New York Times
Chargers facing a do-or-die game for first time in three seasons is a chief concern
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:10:00 +0100
The goal during the past five days for the Chargers was to make things as normal as possible. Forget the shortened week, forget the cold weather, forget the lights on Saturday night. It’s just a football game — one of 16. “If you’re preparing...
© LA Times
Mets add depth at catcher with Nationals castoff
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:09:18 +0100
The Mets, still in search of a second baseman and an outfielder/first baseman, added some catching depth Friday, signing Jose Lobaton to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training. The 33-year-old Nationals castoff played 51...
© New York Post
Suspected bank robber killed by FBI agent, detective in Yonkers
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:01:48 +0100
The law enforcement duo was conducting an investigation near Van Cortlandt Park when they encountered the suspect.
© NY Daily News
Female Kansas congressional candidate drops out over sexual harassment claim by male subordinate
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0100
Given the months-long stream of allegations of sexual harassment by powerful people, the big political news in Kansas on Friday sounded numbingly familiar: A prominent Democratic congressional candidate quit the 2018 race after journalists unearthed a...
© LA Times
Giants’ turnaround depends on the leadership of 2 young stars
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:59:43 +0100
This is the hard truth the Giants face. This is the only way they will get right in the future. This disaster of a season is not just about a lack of talent. It is not just about injuries. Plain and simple, this 2-11 season is about the lack of a winning,...
© New York Post
A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:55:19 +0100
A poll finds that Americans don’t expect their own taxes to decline next year and doubt that the Republican plan will raise wages or economic growth.
© The New York Times
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