Thursday, July 24, 2014

Film & TV

Mike Bloomberg Legacy: 12 Years of Tyranny in 2 Minutes

After 12 years, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves office on New Year’s... 


Men dominate late-night shows, will that ever change?

LOS ANGELES — Men have historically dominated late-night talk shows, and with... 


Roger Ebert, dead of Cancer at 70

CHICAGO — Roger Ebert, the nation’s best-known film reviewer who with... 


Magic Johnson supports son EJ’s Gay lifestyle

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Basketball legend Magic Johnson takes the lead in the pro-LGBT... 


Roger Ebert takes leave after cancer returns

Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. film critic Roger Ebert says he is battling cancer again... 


MTV’s ‘Buckwild’ star Shain Gandee, dead, carbon monoxide likely

Shain Gandee, the star of MTV’s West Virginia-based reality TV series “Buckwild,”... 


‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Review

“Olympus Has Fallen,” Antoine Fuqua’s latest, supplies non-stop action. It... 


Will Scorsese’s ‘Gangs of New York’ show be racially diverse

NEW YORK – Martin Scorsese is developing a TV series based on “Gangs... 


India Arie, charged with lightening her skin, shoots back

NEW YORK — India Arie’s critics have charged the Afro-centric American... 


John Charles Upton Jr, filmmaker, killed in shrubbery dispute

ENCINITAS, Calif. — A documentary filmmaker known for helping rescue children... 


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Politics

Illegal immigrant can practice law says CA Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that... 


FL GOP lawmaker Trey Radel faces cocaine charges

Florida Rep. Trey Radel (R) faces criminal charges for cocaine possession, according... 


Hawaiian lawmaker atttacks homeless, destroys belongings

Hawaii State Representative Tom Brower (D) is taking a sledgehammer through the streets... 


NSA continued stealing data while denying doing so

The National Security Agency continued to systematically steal private data, breaking... 


GOP presses Obama to tackle illegal immigration

WASHINGTON — The GOP pressed President Obama Friday to tackle illegal immigration... 


DC mayor signs immigrant driver’s license bill

WASHINGTON – Starting next year, people living in the nation’s capital... 


61 Chicago public schools to close

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual’s latest move in privatizing public... 


Pelosi discusses marijuana legalization, HR 499 sent to DHS

WEST HOLLYWOOD — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke candidly about marijuana... 


Racist tweets tar EMT Joseph Cassano, FDNY Chief Salvatore

NEW YORK — One might expect an emergency responder, like a policemen, paramedic... 


Mayor Nutter calls for probe into ‘Being White in Philly’

PHILADELPHIA – A controversial article published in Philadelphia Magazine, ‘Being... 


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News

Illegal immigrant can practice law says CA Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a Mexican immigrant living illegally in the United States may practice law as a licensed lawyer in California. The court’s decision was based in part on a new statute, passed by the California Legislature in September 2013 and signed by the Governor on October 5, 2013,... [More]


‘Knockout game’ attack leads to hate-crime charge in Texas

HOUSTON – A white man has been arrested on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly shooting video of himself sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a “knockout game”-style attack. Conrad Barrett, 27, made a brief appearance Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy, who scheduled a detention hearing for the man on Friday. According... [More]


Why China is stepping up its presence in Detroit auto industry

DETROIT — While the US automotive industry continues to rebound after its near collapse from the financial crisis few years back, China is quietly expanding its presence in the Detroit-based market. Encouraged by the low price of real estate and the high level of advanced engineering talent, dozens of Chinese auto companies and suppliers are opening... [More]


Moguls Rent South Dakota Addresses to Dodge Taxes Forever

Among the nation’s billionaires, one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate right now is a quiet storefront in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A branch of Chicago’s Pritzker family rents space here, down the hall from the Minnesota clan that controls the Radisson hotel chain, and other rooms held by Miami and Hong Kong money. Don’t look for... [More]


Teen Charged With Decapitating Man In Chicago Apartment

CHICAGO – An 18-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Thursday after police found a decapitated man early Christmas morning in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Officers responding to a homicide call found the decapitated 41-year-old man about 2 a.m. Wednesday inside a basement apartment in the 2500 block of North Kildare... [More]


ObamaCare adds hidden taxes to premiums

WASHINGTON — Consumers can expect previoulsy undisclosed taxes to accompany their new ObamaCare health plan premiums. The cost of President Obama’s massive health-care law will hit Americans in 2014 as new taxes pile up on their insurance premiums and on their income-tax bills. Most insurers aren’t advertising the ObamaCare taxes that are added... [More]


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