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Peter Thiel To Speak Publicly About His Trump Support As Silicon Valley Battle Lines Harden

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, has aligned himself with Mark Zuckerberg in saying that Thiel should not be booted from any corporate boards for his Trump support. [ more › ]

Trump gets booed as he and Clinton trade biting jokes

Taking a break from the nastiest campaign in recent memory, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came together Thursday for a New York white-tie soiree intended to bring some levity just weeks before the November 8 vote. The candidates shared some laughs but several of Trump's jokes turned sour and drew boos at the annual Alfred E. Show More Summary

Open Post: Who Won Presidential Debate #3? Hillary ‘Nasty Woman’ Clinton vs. Donald ‘Backwoods’ Trump?

The polls are in for the 3rd and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The Washington Times (Trump 77%; Clinton 17%), (Trump 63%; Clinton 37%), Drudge (Trump 84%; Clinton 16%). [Disclaimer: This is an open post. Show More Summary

Pentagon chief vows 'overwhelming' response to any N.Korea nuke use

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Thursday decried North Korea's latest missile test and vowed an "overwhelming" response if Pyongyang were ever to launch a nuclear weapon. "We strongly condemn last night's attempt," Carter said at a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart, Han Min-Koo. Show More Summary

Russian aircraft carrier is more a show of force than 'start of world war'

The fleet led by the Admiral Kuznetsov on its way to Syria is not a strategic game changer but could strengthen Russia’s hand Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is widely seen as being eager to establish some military facts on the...Show More Summary

Dance Theatre of Harlem, “Edge to Edge” and more things to see and do this week, October 21-28

Every week we're striving to help you get the most out of our city by helping you plan the week ahead. For more events happening in Atlanta, check out our calendar page.

Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' review: Let's not redo the time warp again

For some reason, TV musicals have become a thing, but "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is... different. A parody ode to old sci-fi and horror B movies, the 1975 musical comedy horror film (yes, all these apply) has been a mainstay in theaters since then. Having been to a few showings, I sat down...

American Crime Story Season 3 Will Focus on Gianni Versace's Murder

If any city deserves the Ryan Murphy treatment, it's Miami. The screenwriter, director, and producer behind Glee and American Horror Story has a fetish for camp, crime, and color. So it's no wonder that American Crime Story, the Murphy-led TV series that recounted the O.J. Simpson murder investigation and trial...

Mosul jihadists already fleeing to Raqa: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande warned Thursday that Islamic State jihadists under attack in the Iraqi city of Mosul are already fleeing to Raqa, their stronghold in neighbouring Syria. "We can't afford mistakes in the pursuit of the terrorists who are already leaving Mosul for Raqa," Hollande told an international conference in Paris.

Buried In The Washington Post Democrats Caught Again Forced To Resign

Via The Washington Post: Scott Foval and Robert Creamer, two little-known but influential Democratic political operatives, have left their jobs after video investigations by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action found them entertaining dark notions about how to win elections. Show More Summary

Mosul attack: Kurdish forces launch 'large-scale' operation against Isis in Iraq

Peshmerga forces begin dawn push north-east of Mosul backed by airstrikes in fight to take Islamic State’s last Iraq stronghold Kurdish forces launched a fresh push against areas held by the Islamic State around Mosul early on Thursday, pressing an offensive to retake the jihadists’ last major stronghold in Iraq. Show More Summary

Duterte meets Xi as Philippines cozies up to Beijing

President Rodrigo Duterte met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday, state media said, as the Philippines? leader seeks closer ties with the Asian giant while blasting his US allies. Duterte is in China for a four-day trip that is expected to confirm his tilt away from Washington and towards Beijing's sphere of influence. Show More Summary

North Georgia welcomes a new type of retiree—chimpanzees

Soon, as many as 300 chimpanzees will climb trees, drink smoothies, and play with toy trucks and stuffed bears in their version of retirement on a 236-acre spread about 10 miles from the town of Blue Ridge.

Michael Moore Releases Surprise New Film Focused On Donald Trump

Last night filmmaker Michael Moore announced via Twitter what he's calling an "#OctoberSurprise": a new documentary called Michael Moore in TrumpLand. The 73-minute film will premiere tonight (Tuesday) with a free screening at the IFC Center in Manhattan, with the director in attendance. [ more › ]

JPMorgan Chase pressures AmEx with better small business credit-card deal

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is continuing its push to snag wealthier credit-card users and gain market share by introducing a top-tier small-business card with richer rewards than products from... To view the full story, click the title li...

Two Russians, American blast off to International Space Station

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut soared into orbit in a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station. NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov of Roscosmos blasted off at 0805 GMT from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after their launch had been delayed by nearly one month over technical issues.

Why Lawder should be deputy if Coe leads Libs

45 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Having survived a week of waiting to learn whether she will be re-elected, moderate Canberra Liberals MLA Nicole Lawder is shaping up as a contender for the party’s deputy leadership. ‘What?!’ I hear you asking. ‘Wasn’t it on the RiotACT that we read recently that Giulia Jones should be the Liberals’ deputy?’ Yes, and you […]

Election count over: Bourke out; Le Couteur, Lawder in

46 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Elections ACT has this afternoon completed the distribution of preferences for the ACT Legislative Assembly election, confirming that the Liberals’ Nicole Lawder is returned in Brindabella, that former Labor minister Chris Bourke’s political career is over and that Shane Rattenbury will have a Greens colleague in the chamber with him this Assembly in Caroline Le […]

Construction worker falls into well and dies

A 27-year-old construction worker died Friday after falling into a well, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man was being lowered into the 50-foot-deep well by a rope or cable when he became untethered and fell, landing face-down in water and debris, said Brian Humphrey, a fire department...

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