• Judoka Rafaela Silva Wins Brazil's First Rio Olympics Gold

    Brazilian Adilson da Silva will strike the first tee shot as golf returns to the Olympic Games after an absence of more than 100 years on Thursday. "If these children have a dream, they have to believe it can be done". RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The third day of Olympic competition featured a couple of notable firsts: Rafaela Silva captured host Brazil's initial gold medal of the Rio Games and fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the only American ever to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

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  • Gap July comparable sales fall more than expected

    Gap July comparable sales fall more than expected

    Gap Inc. said its comparable sales fell a steeper-than-expected 4% during July on declines at its Banana Republic and namesake brands. Gap will publish its second-quarter earnings on 18 August, at which time Jaffe says there may be "greater clarity regarding timing of the benefit of the aggressive expense savings and costs cutting initiatives".

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  • New Trailer Found Amidst The Sea of Trees

    New Trailer Found Amidst The Sea of Trees

    Soon after, distributors Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions backed out, leaving the film in limbo. Now it'll be released by A24 Films, as noted in the trailer. Boasting prestigious talent with Academy Award victor McConaughey and Oscar nominees Watts and Ken Watanabe, and Van Sant, " The Sea Of Trees " is hoping to find an audience when it hits theatres and VOD in the U.S.

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  • Led Zeppelin loses fight for legal fees in 'Stairway' case

    Led Zeppelin loses fight for legal fees in 'Stairway' case

    They argued the lawsuit was frivolous, it was meant to shake down the rock stars for money, and that awarding defence costs would deter future meritless copyright claims. "Throughout the course of litigation, Plaintiff's counsel demonstrated a tenuous grasp of legal ethics and a rudimentary understanding of courtroom decorum", Klausner writes, before describing in detail two of the "many incidents comprising a litany of tasteless courtroom antics and litigation misconduct".

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  • BE Taylor, known for Christmas concerts, dies at 65

    BE Taylor, known for Christmas concerts, dies at 65

    Taylor was defined by love and it was his life's mission to spread joy through music", the family said in its news release. This, in turn, led to a live performance. "The audience's reaction set in motion the B.E. Taylor Christmas Tour that would eventually play annually to more than 40,000 fans across Southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and OH, many of whom returned year after year".

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  • China win second diving gold medal of Rio Games

    China win second diving gold medal of Rio Games

    There was no doubt about the gold and silver medallists, though, with China taking the title on a huge score of 496.98 points, while Boudia and Johnson settled for silver on 457.11. Daley took the bronze. On Sunday, China's Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao opened the competition by grabbing gold in the women's 3m synchronised springboard.

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  • Campesinos instalan plantón en Ciudad de México

    Campesinos instalan plantón en Ciudad de México

    El viernes había sido reabierta la vialidad, que estaba cerrada desde el pasado 26 de mayo, luego de que un juez le otorgara un amparo a un particular por las omisiones del gobierno capitalino para garantizar la libre circulación. Esta tarde, cerca de 18 mil manifestantes se manifestaron en el Zócalo capitalino , donde realizaron un mitin en que estuvo presente el Jefe de Gobierno de la Ciudad de México, Miguel Ángel Mancera, y el titular de la Sagarpa, José Calzada Rovirosa.

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  • Del Potro: 'One of my best matches'

    After losing out in the women's singles to Kirsten Flipkens, Venus Williams lost out in the doubles with sister Serena. He said, "No doubt this is one of the toughest losses in my life and in my career". Tennis was at the Olympics at the inaugural 1896 Games, but disputes led to it being dropped, only to return in full - for good so far - in 1988.

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  • Time Warner posts fall in revenue, discloses 10 percent stake in Hulu

    Time Warner also said Turner's networks and Turner Classic Movies will be available live and on-demand on Hulu's new live-streaming service, which is slated to launch early next year . "We're capitalizing on new distribution opportunities to take advantage of the growing demand for high-quality video content around the world". Three other television channel owners - Disney, 21st Century Fox and Comcast - are the other parents of the almost 10-year-old Hulu joint venture.

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  • Parents Get Last Visit Before Abused Baby's Death

    Parents Get Last Visit Before Abused Baby's Death

    She had been on life support three months. Justin Whited, Dinah's father, has been charged with the attack. Her mother, Jamie Carson Whited, is facing child cruelty charges because authorities say she failed to protect the baby. But she said she refused to take Dinah to a doctor out of fear the state might take away her child. It's expected one or both parents could face escalated charges in the wake of Dinah's death.

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  • 'Shrek' Director in Talks for Live-Action 'Curious George' Film

    'Shrek' Director in Talks for Live-Action 'Curious George' Film

    Based on Margret and H.A. Rey's beloved book series, the new Curious George movie is produced by Imagine's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, as well as David Kirschner , Jon Shapiro , and Erica Huggins. Already with DESPICABLE ME and THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS laying the groundwork for them and plenty more to come from Illumination Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation, Universal is exploring another property with mainstream appeal - CURIOUS GEORGE .

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  • Feared UDA gunman shot dead

    Feared UDA gunman shot dead

    Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway, who is leading the investigation, said no weapon has been recovered. "Tensions within loyalist paramilitarism and criminality are among those lines of inquiry but they are not the only ones", he said.

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  • Tom Cruise's Pablo Escobar movie Mena gets a patriotic title change

    Tom Cruise's Pablo Escobar movie Mena gets a patriotic title change

    A Tom Cruise film opening in January feels weird. If you're going to make a thriller about a drug smuggler being recruited by the DEA to fight crime, you better make sure you're nailing that macho male demo by giving it a suitable name. The production will be the second time director Doug Liman and Cruise have worked together, as the pair joined forces on the 2014 science fiction film "Edge of Tomorrow".

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  • Veteran actress Jyothi Lakshmi passes away

    Veteran actress Jyothi Lakshmi passes away

    Reports about the actress claim that her popularity declined after her sister Jaya Malini entered the industry and was offered the roles that had previously gone to Lakshmi. The last rites will be performed today and the actress will be laid to rest at the Kannammapettai cremation grounds, Chennai . During the promotions of the film, she was seen in couple of TV channels.

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  • Stockton mayor denies criminal charges

    Stockton mayor denies criminal charges

    Mayor Anthony Ray Silva was taken into custody Thursday morning at the annual mayor's Youth Camp in Silver Lake, just outside of Stockton, an inland port city approximately 80 miles east of San Francisco. It declared bankruptcy in 2012, at the time the largest city in US history to do so, and the 41-year-old Silva swept into office the following year, styling himself as the "people's mayor".

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  • Sushma Swaraj assures to help man on his honeymoon

    Sushma Swaraj assures to help man on his honeymoon

    Ask your wife to contact me. Funnily enough, Swaraj quickly responded expressing her helplessness. But the photo seemed to have done the trick. The couple, who feared separation, were helped at the nick of time after she saw their plight reported in a newspaper.

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  • Veteran film producer Panchu Arunachalam dies at 76

    Veteran film producer Panchu Arunachalam dies at 76

    He is popular for writing over 100 Tamil films, including blockbuster hits like Murattu Kaalai , Sakalakala Vallavan and Apoorva Sagodharargal . While late filmmaker K. Arunachalam was known known for shaping the careers of Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, composer Ilaiayaraaja and Goundamani. Panchu is survived by son Subbu Panchu Arunachalam, a popular Tamil actor.

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  • Striking workers to protest over 'sabotaged' Southern Railway deal

    Striking workers to protest over 'sabotaged' Southern Railway deal

    Stations were quieter than expected, but passengers complained of packed trains and a sense of hopelessness at being caught in the middle of the bitter dispute . Southern runs trains from destinations such as Brighton and Gatwick Airport. Rail travellers angry at a five-day walkout affecting Southern Rail trains have clashed with staff and striking workers at picket lines.

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  • Trump would be dangerous President, say national security experts

    Albeit likely facing harsh criticism from its opponents, Trump's reform, backed by his recently-unveiled team of advisers on economy and finance, implies significant shifts in the government's approach to the economy, possibly allowing to avoid the mire of sticky salaries and wages, near-stagnant GDP growth and a looming recession at a price of a diminished USA involvement in worldwide economic affairs and multi-national corporate business structure.

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  • How to watch: Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox

    How to watch: Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox

    The Red Sox made one of the biggest blockbuster trades of the season on July 14th, acquiring Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres in exchange for highly touted prospect Anderson Espinoza . With a 2-1 lead, Fulmer got some defensive help from centerfielder Tyler Collins in the third to keep the Red Sox from tying the game. "There will be games where I think it's more important to use him than others and this was one of 'em".

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  • Former GOP Security Officials Release Statement Against Trump

    Yesterday on Fox News Sunday , Senator Tom Cotton made an extraordinary revelation: Hillary Clinton's staff discussed an Iranian nuclear scientist who was recently executed in emails found on Clinton's private email server. Ivanka Trump stood up to acknowledge the attention but didn't speak publicly. At no point has Trump suggested that he will boycott the events. But it's not clear they sneaked in.

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  • Let's Be Honest, Jared Leto Was Never Good

    Let's Be Honest, Jared Leto Was Never Good

    The Suicide Squad's script, which was written by Ayer, centers on a group of incarcerated super villains released by the United States government to save the world from a supernatural threat. And, lest I forget, things go "boom" and "bang" a lot, with the film falling into the trap that gun fights are a substitute for a compelling story. It appears a majority of the Joker's scenes were ultimately trimmed or cut entirely, and he's really not in the movie a whole lot, but Leto managed to ...

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  • NBC analyst criticized over comment about Simone Biles

    Their not-a-typo score of 185.238 was almost 10 points better than second-place China through four of the five subdivisions, a preposterous gap in a sport where the difference between first and second is measured in fractions. There are still a few more lessons to teach. "What I'm trying to do is get the most out of every single person". "I wasn't concerned with anything else".

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  • Trump suggests Clinton emails linked to Iranian's execution

    She is expected to speak to the Detroit Economic Club on Thursday. His softer touch was so notable that his campaign later fired off a fundraising email in his name boasting that he stuck to the script. At no point has Trump suggested that he will boycott the events. Susan Collins is the latest high-profile Republican to announce she can not support her party's presidential nominee this fall.

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  • Olympics-Hosszu wins 100m backstroke to claim second gold

    The bronze medal was shared by Kylie Masse of Canada and China's Fu Yuanhui who finished in a dead heat. Though it wasn't the fastest time of the night, Hosszu's two minutes, 8.91 seconds is good enough for a berth to the final where she can try to lower her own world record (2:06.12).

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  • 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Script Breaks Book Sale Records

    In the United States and Canada the screenplay sold more than two million copies in the first two days, an "unprecedented" result for a script book according to publisher Scholastic . Redmayne plays Newt Scamander, a "magizoologist" who arrives in NY in 1926 with a case of magical creatures that escape, wreak havoc and face threats from the non-magical humans in the city.

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