Month: August 2020

Sylvester Stallone says he will release a director's cut of 'Rocky IV' to celebrate the film's 35th anniversary

Sylvester Stallone says he will release a director’s cut of ‘Rocky IV’ to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary

Sylvester Stallone isn’t finished with the “Rocky” franchise just yet. On Sunday, the 74-year-old actor took to Instagram to announce that a director’s cut of the film “Rocky IV” is on the way. He shared the news alongside a painted image from the film featuring his own character, Rocky Balboa, and Dolph Lundgren‘s Ivan Drago …

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Andy McCarthy suggests Flynn would rather have case dismissed than take pardon from Trump

Andy McCarthy suggests Flynn would rather have case dismissed than take pardon from Trump

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would likely prefer that the Justice Department successfully dismiss the case against him than rely on a pardon from President Trump, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy told “Bill Hemmer Reports“ Monday. “I don’t think he wants a pardon,” McCarthy said of Flynn. ”I think … that he would rather get what he would take as …

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Map shows where your hometown was hundreds of millions of years ago

Map shows where your hometown was hundreds of millions of years ago

An online interactive map created by a California-based paleontologist allows people to see how their hometown moved through hundreds of millions of years of continental drift. Ian Webster, who designed the map, said it was “meant to spark fascination and hopefully respect for the scientists that work every day to better understand our world and …

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For the major networks, November is (fingers crossed) the new September

After announcing their primetime fall TV lineups last spring — which normally kick off in mid-September — top broadcasters have bowed to a coronavirus-altered reality that has halted or delayed production on most of their shows. The result? A September kickoff featuring a mix of unscripted series that were able to go into productions; and …

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Biden condemns looting and rioting: ‘It’s lawlessness, plain and simple’

“Do you really feel safer under Donald Trump?” Biden asked repeatedly in a speech in Pittsburgh. The speech opened a new phase of the 2020 election, with both parties’ national conventions now completed and Biden beginning to travel to swing states. In his first major campaign event after last week’s Republican convention, the former vice …

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Proposed NYPD disciplinary rules 'have nothing to do with fairness,' union head says

Proposed NYPD disciplinary rules ‘have nothing to do with fairness,’ union head says

The head of the union representing rank-and-file New York City police officers blasted a slew of proposed disciplinary guidelines Monday for cops who violate department policies and engage in misconduct as the debate over law enforcement tactics continue to roil throughout several American cities. Hours earlier, the New York Police Department published a 48-page draft of what it …

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Will Biden’s plan to mandate 'smart gun' technology make the US safer?

Will Biden’s plan to mandate ‘smart gun’ technology make the US safer?

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to introduce some of the most sweeping gun control legislation in recent history if elected in November, with the notion of “smart guns” at the center of his policy aimed at reducing firearm violence. But what exactly is this technology, and is it likely to stop a weapon falling into the wrong hands? “So-called …

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Pentagon calls China's test of DF-21D and DF-26 anti-ship missiles 'destabilizing'

Pentagon calls China’s test of DF-21D and DF-26 anti-ship missiles ‘destabilizing’

The Pentagon is calling China’s decision to fire off anti-ship missiles in the South China Sea concerning, “counterproductive to easing tensions” and “destabilizing.” China’s firing of DF-26 and DF-21D long-range anti-ship missiles, long dubbed “carrier killers,” into disputed, sensitive areas of the South China Sea is drawing sharp criticism from Pentagon leaders. “Such exercises also …

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How would US Navy stop Chinese 'carrier killer' anti-ship missiles?

How would US Navy stop Chinese ‘carrier killer’ anti-ship missiles?

Should more agile, F-35-armed, faster-moving big-deck amphibious assault ships be used as mini-carriers? Should future carriers be built smaller, faster, and less “targetable” by enemy missiles? Perhaps future carriers will operate with massive new numbers of drone attack systems? Or maybe, despite the growing threat environment, big-deck, power-projecting, and intimidating U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are not …

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Tour de France 2020: Caleb Ewan wins stage three as Julian Alaphilippe retains yellow jersey

Tour de France 2020: Caleb Ewan wins stage three as Julian Alaphilippe retains yellow jersey

Australian Caleb Ewan timed his effort to perfection to win the third stage of the Tour de France in a bunch sprint at the end of a 198km hilly ride through the Alpine foothills on Monday. Sam Bennett looked in control but the Irishman had probably underestimated the headwind and settled for second place as …

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Low demand for UK office workers reveals ‘asymmetric recovery’

Low demand for UK office workers reveals ‘asymmetric recovery’

Demand for office workers in the UK is lagging behind other types of work, according to data that suggests the labour market is undergoing an “asymmetric recovery” after the near-total freeze in hiring during the coronavirus lockdown. The proportion of workers with new jobs in industries that mainly employ people in so-called white-collar roles – …

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Denzel Washington, who once paid Chadwick Boseman’s tuition, pays tribute

Washington’s rep released a statement to CNN paying tribute to Boseman who died last week at the age of 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer. “He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career,” Washington said …

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Fact check: Trump falsely describes Biden’s comment on coronavirus shutdowns

In his Thursday speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Trump said, “Instead of following the science, Joe Biden wants to inflict a painful shutdown on the entire country.” He said Biden’s supposed shutdown would cause health problems, like alcohol addiction and depression, and “economic devastation.” In a rally speech the next night in New Hampshire, …

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