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Natural disaster reported near Pawnee, Oklahoma


Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says that crews are checking bridges and structures for damage after the 5.6 magnitude quake, which ties a 2011 temblor for the biggest on record in the state. The surrounding region of Oklahoma and Kansas, a center of oil exploration using fracking, has had nearly 80 quakes of magnitude-4 or higher over the past decade. Read More »

Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

He's not going to crawl away into some hole. The 30-second ad, which references legal challenges the billionaire businessman has faced over alleged discrimination, looks to paint Trump as "being out of touch with the African-American community", according to Clinton's campaign. Read More »

Nate Parker opens about rape case in new interview


He and a wrestling teammate, Jean McGianni Celestin, were accused of raping an unconscious female student who had come over to their apartment. A jury acquitted Parker in 2001. He apologized for his initial response as well as his 2014 statements about homosexuality , in which he said he would never play a gay man. Trying to convince someone that they are a racist or they have White Privilege-if it's in the air they breathe and the culture supports them, sometimes they never have to think ... Read More »

Williams sisters play back-to-back in Ashe at rainy US Open


Williams , the US Open victor of 2000 and 2001, was runner-up to top seed Martina Hingis as an unseeded player in the inaugural year of Ashe Stadium and 19 years later finished the first US Open day session played entirely under a roof. King noticed Williams' negative body language as she headed to the net. Murray, however, played with the rain drumming on the Dollars 150 million retractable roof, adding to the noise that has always been a hallmark of America's Grand Slam. Read More »

New 'Bachelor' Nick Viall: Will The 4th Time Finally Be The Charm?


No stranger to TV, the 35-year-old software sales executive was runner-up in the 10th and 11th seasons of "The Bachelorette ", where he failed to woo Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristow, respectively. Luke had even met with the guys in charge of wardrobe. Kaitlyn chose Shawn Booth in the end, crushing Nick . Everything was moving forward. "Everyone on the production level was expecting it to be me, as well", Pell said . Read More »

Stranger Things: What Season Two Will Be About

What can fans expect in season 2? . So happy for my fellow cast! Though the synopsis and plot of the upcoming season has not been revealed yet, several rumours state that Season 2 will see a sick Will unintentionally infecting the town with a slug-like parasite and the incident will lead to more troubles soon. Read More »

Ryan Lochte Apologizes For Not Being More Candid About Incident

What started out as a robbery claim by Lochte and teammates, Jack Conger , Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen in a suburb of Rio after a night of partying, turned into a full-blown worldwide incident. Bentz and Conger were then given back their passports and left immediately. The group, as well as Olympic officials, publicly expressed disappointment and said they would further examine the matter. Read More »

Why the people of this Irish city love Apple

Kroes is also critical of the retrospective nature of the ruling, which determined that Apple had underpaid its Irish taxes from 2003 until 2014, saying a fundamental principle of tax law is that changes do not apply to past years. "I think that Apple was targeted here", he said. "The only politics of that is that we're here to make sure the treaty is upheld and this is in the treaty". Read More »

Joe Scarborough sets his feud with Donald Trump to music


Trump and Scarborough, who were once quite chummy , started spatting in February after Trump failed to disavow an endorsement from a leader of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting Scarborough to "disqualify" his candidacy. A sampling of the lyrics: " He said he'd deport Mexicans before they raped our wives/And ban a billion Muslims before they took white lives/But then he won the primary, and his courage took a dive ". Read More »

Trump failed his first foreign test: Hillary Clinton


Clinton continued her outreach to Republican voters as well Wednesday, pledging before a somewhat muted crowd to "be a president for Democrats, Republicans, independents, for people who vote for me, for people who don't, for all Americans". Read More »

Beyonce dominates an Olympic-sized VMA awards

We once described the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) as "a decontexutalized vomit of everything good and bad going on in music culture today, with very little in between". She was joined by rapper G-Eazy - and she lip synched the hook to his hit song, "Me, Myself and I". Rihanna may have lost out to Beyonce in the Best Female Video , and more surprisingly Fifth Harmony in Best Collaboration Video. Read More »

Weiner, Abedin to separate after sexting revelation

Huma Abedin has announced she is separating from her husband Anthony Weiner, less than 24 hours after a newspaper published a fresh crop of lewd photos and text messages he reportedly sent to another woman. The statement from Abedin followed. Reacting to the latest scandal on Monday, Mr Trump said in a statement: 'Huma is making a very wise decision. Read More »

Tyga's Ferrari Reportedly Reposessed While He Was Shopping For a Bentley


According to reports, Tyga officially lost his whip due to falling back on vehicle payments. Little did he know that while they were checking out new whips ... Tyga had reportedly missed at least one lease payment on the Ferrari. Tyga's finances have become somewhat of a mystery recently. The court appearance was in connection with a lawsuit brought against him my a former landlord in Malibu, who alleged that Tyga failed to pay his rent for months and caused extensive damage to the ... Read More »

Britney Spears Actually Sings In "Carpool Karaoke", Says She's Done with Men

I really don't know", Spears says. "I think it's just a song". "The highlight of the ride came when the dynamic duo recreated the music video for the iconic "... "I mean, I may French kiss someone, but I'm not going to marry anyone. I don't believe in marriage anymore". It's obviously not the first time Spears has experienced accusations of lip-synching , but she and her team has consistently denied them. Read More »

Donald Trump Insists He's Not Flip-Flopping on Immigration


Lydia Blaha, a spokeswoman for the campaign in Colorado, confirmed Monday to The Denver Post that the event would not take place as scheduled, and the campaign emailed supporters explaining that "the speech he was planning to give is still being modified". Read More »

Beyonce Officially Has More VMAs Than Madonna

Check out her performance below to get a glimpse of one of the many reasons why Bey owned the 2016 VMas. Check out a snippet of her performance below. She also won the VMA for best longform video for " Lemonade " as well as best pop video for " Formation ". Beyoncé ended up taking home eight awards, including Video of the Year for "Formation" and Best Female Video for " Hold Up ". Read More »

Kanye West trying to make up with Taylor Swift


So, who is this mysterious woman? "I was 6 years old with a six-pack". You might be surprised to learn that her abs didn't come from crunches. "We just started talking and I was just rambling and rambling about Iman [Shumpert]", Taylor told Vogue . Read More »

Thinner Oprah Says She's Got Boyfriend Stedman's Back - Literally


The former daytime TV queen, 62, showcased her whittled waistline - the result of her hard work with Weight Watchers - in a midnight cold-shoulder dress with grommet details and three-quarter sleeves. "So, I'll know when I'm there". Oprah Winfrey at the Burbank, Calif., premiere of "Queen Sugar" on Monday. The series not only has an all-female directing team, who DuVernay hand-picked herself, but also a majority all-female production team and staff of writers. Read More »

Rio Police To Indict Ryan Lochte Over Rio Robbery Scandal


Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops, which makes cough drops, said it had signed Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medallist, for a television commercial and print ads. We're just trying to get this over with, it's been dragged out way too long. What do you say to people who say you've embarrassed your country? Lochte said he has offered to reimburse fellow swimmer James Feigen for a near $11,000 fine Feigen paid to resolve legal issues and leave Brazil. Read More »

IS Spokesman Reported Dead in Aleppo


The announcement came as a U.S. defence official said an ISIS "senior leader" was targeted in a US-led coalition air strike Tuesday in Aleppo province. He would not say whether the strike targeted or killed Adnani. Last week, Turkish forces, together with Syrian rebels, drove out the IS from Jarablus, on Syria's border with Turkey. Read More »

Beyonce storms Video Music Awards, Rihanna gets lifetime award

For anyone (everyone) too busy being mesmerised by Beyonce's show-stealing performance during Monday's MTV Music Video Awards, there's every chance you might have missed a powerful political message in her set. During her acceptance speech , Beyoncé thanked her daughter Blue Ivy and her husband Jay Z for their continued support. "My success, it started as my dream". Read More »

Kanye West: 'I wanted to prove I was cool enough for Kim'

Kanye himself was absent from the exhibit. The toddler Yeezy Boost 350 were already confirmed a long time ago when Kim Kardashian West hinted its existence on an episode of " Keeping up with the Kardashians ". The 35-year-old began the night by flaunting her bold look at a gourmet dinner in West Hollywood with half-sister Kendall, before the pair attended her husband's new show. Read More »

West Brom and Middlesbrough serve up a contest to forget


West Bromwich Albion and Málaga are finalizing the final terms of the transfer, which will leave 18 million euros - the player's retention fee plus three million in add-ons, in the Andalucian club's coffers. "The players need to see some coming in, players with quality". We need to get some players in, hopefully over the next few days that'll happen. We are the top team in the West Midlands and that's what we want to be and stay. Read More »

Mariah Carey's sister arrested on prostitution charge in Saugerties


According to The Daily Freeman paper, Alison had been using a local hotel for the past week while working as a prostitute, allegedly posting her information online. It was revealed back in March 2016 that Alison was suffering from the debilitating disease, when brother Morgan Carey publicly accused Mariah of not doing enough to help her. Read More »

MTV VMAs to feature Kanye West, Rihanna, Britney Spears

A long rant from West? Its all possible, and likely. Generations who came of age during the show's groundbreaking first quarter-century are older, and today's audiences live in an on-demand culture. And yet just a year ago, Taylor introduced Kanye to the stage to collect an award on behalf of Michael Jackson. It will air on MTV, naturally, but the VMAs will also be available live online for those unable to make it to a television (a link to the streaming video can be found below). Read More »

Clinton calendars won't be released until after election


The video also shows Clinton's former Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, denouncing the phrase as "a racist term". That's what this is about, this has nothing to do with Republicans coming on board to the Clinton campaign , or secretly wanting to go vote for her. Read More »

Britney Spears Joins James Corden For Epic Carpool Karaoke


I had no idea he has kids, he's like a teddy bear. "I think it's just a song". Right. Because Britney Spears hasn't had 18 cameras on her at all times since she was seven. Despite her disapproval, producers are still forging on with the film, which will star Australian actress Natasha Bassett as the Toxic singer. The late-night skit came moments after the blonde beauty dropped her ninth album, " Glory ". Read More »

Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable


In her highly-anticipated speech at a conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen noted that the USA economy is "now nearing the Federal Reserve's statutory goals of maximum employment and price stability". Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, however, told CNBC on Friday that a rate hike in September and more than one hike before the end of the year were possible, though he added that it would depend on future economic data. Read More »