2d ago
       

US soldier in Afghanistan dies from roadside blast

A U. S. Army soldier has died from wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near him while he was on patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he served as an engineer sergeant. He was selected for Army Special Forces and was assigned to Joint Base Lewis - McChord and B Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) as an engineer sergeant.
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2d ago
       

Wu's fight for 'Crazy Rich Asians' part of a bigger crusade

"Crazy Rich Asians" would be the first studio-made Asian-American movie in 25 years, and Wu, who has established herself as a crusader for Asian-American representation in Hollywood, would have to sit this historic moment out. But then, feeling "kind of dramatic," and thinking about the significance of the project to her and untold number of Asian-Americans who make it a point to tell her their stories because of her tweets and "Fresh Off the Boat," Wu decided to give it one last shot and composed an email to "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu. Based the first book in author Kevin Kwan's popular trilogy, Wu's character Rachel Chu is a middle-class economics professor from the U. S. who finds herself navigating the upper echelons of Singapore's wealthy classes when her boyfriend Nick Young takes her home for a wedding and to meet his disapproving family and all the jealous women also vying for the attention of the "prince. "
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2d ago
       

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2d ago
       

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week. He believes Musk, who runs cutting-edge aerospace company SpaceX in addition to Tesla, opened a "self-inflicted wound" by announcing the buyout in last week's nine-word tweet instead of spelling out the situation like he did in Monday's post. That's because Musk owns roughly 20 percent of Tesla's stock and he envisions two-third of the company's current shareholders retaining their stakes in a newly created special fund.
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3d ago
       

Russian nationalists hope for return of a czar

Ekaterina Anchevskaya/Reuters Valeriy, a member of the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers, prepares a banner for a morning procession to commemorate 100 years since the killing of Tsar Nicholas II, in Spaso-Andronikov Monastery, in Moscow, July 17, 2018. Ekaterina Anchevskaya/Reuters Local churchgoers attend a procession organised by the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers to commemorate 100 years since the killing of Tsar Nicholas II, in Spaso-Andronikov Monastery in Moscow, July 17, 2018. Ekaterina Anchevskaya/Reuters A flag belonging to the members of the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers is seen at Spaso-Andronikov Monastery during the preparation for a procession to commemorate 100 years since the killing of Tsar Nicholas II, in Moscow, July 17, 2018.
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3d ago
       

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

For the week: The SP 500 lost 7. 07 points, or 0. 2 percent. The Russell 2000 gained 13. 43 points, or 0. 8 percent. For the year: The SP 500 is up 159. 67 points, or 6 percent.
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3d ago
       

Biologists consider options to save emaciated orca

Whale researchers are worried about the survival of the 4-year-old female orca known as J50, a member of the dwindling population of southern resident killer whales that spends summer months in the inland waters of Washington and British Columbia. A team of top veterinarians and whale experts are exploring ways to deliver live fish — and oral medication — to the orca and doing so in such way that won't prompt the orca to become accustomed to people or boats, said Joe Gaydos, a wildlife veterinarian and science director of SeaDoc Society. J50 is much skinnier and her body condition has gotten a lot worse, said John Durban, who flew a drone high above the whale Wednesday to capture images that help detect changes in the orca's body.
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3d ago
       

Tannehill kicks rookie RB out of Dolphins' huddle

Ryan Tannehill showed a surprise glimpse of that midway through the Dolphins' practice Sunday when the QB yelled at rookie Kalen Ballage and kicked him out of the huddle after the running back missed a blocking assignment that resulted in a clean sack by Charles Harris. The typically reserved Tannehill temporarily stopped practice to show his displeasure with Ballage. It was an otherwise strong practice for the Dolphins, but the biggest takeaway may have been the latest example of Tannehill taking a firm grasp of the team as his own and not waiting for a coach to hold other players accountable.
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3d ago
       

Fox's Laura Ingraham: I wasn't talking about race

Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn't quieted critics who see bigotry in her words. CNN's Van Jones said that in discussing "demographic changes," Ingraham was clearly talking about race and ethnicity. The audience at Trump rallies is primarily white, and so it is for Fox: on average, its prime-time audience this year is 91 percent white and non-Hispanic, the Nielsen company said.
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6d ago
       

John Oliver, not bots, a source of FCC’s negative net neutrality repeal comments

"The degradation of ECFS system availability was likely the result of a combination of: (1) “flash crowd” activity resulting from the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episode that aired on May 7, 2017 through the links provided by that program for filing comments in the proceeding; and (2) high volume traffic resulting from system design issues," an inspector general report says. Before the report was publicly released, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai blamed the misinformation on his former Chief Information Officer, who was hired by the Obama Administration, for the inaccurate initial statement. "I am deeply disappointed that the FCC’s former Chief Information Officer (CIO), who was hired by the prior Administration and is no longer with the Commission, provided inaccurate information about this incident to me, my office, Congress, and the American people," Pai said in a statement.
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