263 Overturned Murder ConvictionsJust 16 New Suspects Charged

July 4, 2017

Ninety-two year-old Emma Crapser spent the last night of her life playing Bingo at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, about a half a mile from her Poughkeepsie, N.Y. apartment. Upon her return home, she was murdered, apparently in the course of an intended robbery. According to court documents, she had asphyxiated after being bound and gagged with five pieces of material [stuffed] down her throat–including a chisel-like instrument, cloth, and…

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For George Washington a Sword Was Much More Than an Accessory

July 4, 2017

Authors Intro: In Riding with George, I use my background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to focus on Washingtons exploits as a foxhunter, woodsman, warrior, and man of manners, explaining how Georges performances helped crystallize his contribution to our modern ideas of sportsmanship and chivalry, even as they also highlight the intimate ties between sports and war. It isnt difficult to understand George Washingtons interest in…

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The Billions at Stake in Britains Biggest-Ever Divorce

July 4, 2017

An extraordinary insight into the life of a couple widely regarded as among Britains most vulgar billionaires–Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt–was on public display this week, as the opening salvos in their mammoth 5.5bn ($7.1bn) divorce battle were fired in Londons family court. It has been widely reported that the divorce could result in Britains biggest ever settlement. Petra, the cherished eldest child of Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire founder of…

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3 journalists resign from CNN in wake of retracted scoop

June 27, 2017

Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a thinly sourced scoop. The story’s author, Thomas Frank; an editor in CNN’s new investigative unit, Eric Lichtblau; and head editor of the unit Lex Haris are no longer with the company as of Monday, a spokesperson confirmed. SEE ALSO: CNN sent its Supreme Court sketch artist to the off-camera White House press briefing The piece, which cited a single anonymous…

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 24, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s be clear:…

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 19, 2017

Police fear the number of the dead could increase. The BBC understands the death toll could rise to about 70 people in total. As part of the new move by the government, a team of civil servants has been embedded into the council office. Other measures outlined by the prime minister following a meeting with residents on Saturday, included more staff covering phone lines and ground staff wearing high-visibility clothing…

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Donald Trump Renews Call For Courts To Reinstate Travel Ban After London Incident

June 4, 2017

A car plowed into a crowd of at least six peopleon the London Bridge on Saturday.The car was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge during the incident. Police declared the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market acts of terrorism shortly after midnight local time. Lawyers at the Department of Justice on Thursday filed two emergency applications with…

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Texas Tea Party group is all about body-slamming journalists

May 28, 2017

Greg Gianforte won the GOP congressional seat in Montana only a day after allegedly body-slamming a reporter.Image: Janie Osborne/Getty Images When a Republican congressional candidate body-slammed a reporter, one Texas Tea Party group celebrated on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Greg Gianforte wins Montana and apologises for allegedly body-slamming reporter The Northeast Tarrant Tea Party tweeted “BODY SLAM EVERY JOURNALIST #Gianforte” the day after Montana Republican Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting…

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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

May 27, 2017

Under the Back the Blue Act, introduced on May 16 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the Senate and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in the House, suing cops in federal court for violating the constitutional rights of civilians will be limited. So,even if the individual can prove their rights were violated by an officer, police departments would be able to claim an individuals injuries were a result of that persons…

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Billy Bush Plans Return To TV After Soul-Searching And Walking On Fire

May 22, 2017

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Sunday, Bush described the months following a Washington Post report about a now-infamous hot-mic recording as a roller coaster that hurt a lot. That early part was just chaos. But then things progressed, and when you have a big, traumatic event, you go through stages, and it led to acceptance and understanding. And then I found myself in a place of…

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Facebook’s still buying up sports rights now including baseball

May 20, 2017

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Facebook has played it cool on live sports rights, but it’s quietly amassing a serious lineup. Facebook has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to stream 20 games live on the social network. They’ll be spaced out one game per week on Friday night, starting this week. That adds to a growing list of smaller niche sports that Facebook has deals to stream, including Mexican soccer, American…

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Reactions to the death of a Fox News titan vary wildly

May 19, 2017

Roger Ailes speaks at the Hollywood Reporter celebration of "The 35 Most Powerful People in Media," in 2012.Image: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images The past two decades saw Roger Ailes rise from obscurity into perhaps the most influential and allegedly abusive person at the intersection of American politics and media. That rise earned him rabidly loyal fans, begrudging respect from others, and an army of detractors, which is easy to see in…

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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

May 19, 2017

Image: bloomberg via getty images Twitter just released an update that lets you know who is selling to you and why and gives you the power to stop it. The update, not unlike Facebook’s own, much-more-detailed audience insights, lists your interests and what advertising partners think your interests are, Twitter wrote in a blog post Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s search just got a very important update “Today, were announcing a…

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