'Call Of Duty: World War II' Leak: New Images, Details Surface Online

This year we're leaving the future behind and heading back to the series' roots: World War II. Now enterprising gamers have dug up the first images of Call of Duty: World War II on the official website, and leaked promotional materials from a retailer have surfaced. Credit: ActivisionThe campaign will include one of the war's most iconic battles:Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII–a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of an unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer engages players grounded, fast-paced combat across many of World War II’s most iconic locations.

April 22, 2017 16:04 UTC

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. There were false or misleading stories in the media before the Internet existed, as the era of “yellow journalism” reminds us. Anonymous political communication existed long before the Internet. The Internet, however, involves characteristics that heighten the disruptive and damaging influences on political campaigns. One study found that between 16 September and 21 October 2016, bots produced about a fifth of all tweets related to the upcoming election.

April 22, 2017 16:04 UTC

Box Office: 'Fate Of The Furious' Plunges 76% On Friday As It Races Towards $900M

We're still looking at a $35.5 million (-64%) second weekend and a $160m domestic total. That will give Marc Webb's drama, which stars Chris Evans and Jenny Slate, a solid $10.5m 17-day cume. The monster movie/patriarchy fable/addiction parable earned around $164,000 (-5%) for a likely $558k (+23%) weekend and $1.33 million 17-day cume. The World War II dramedy earned around $142,000 (+41%) on Friday for a likely $487k (+40%) third weekend and $1.071 million 17-day total. The Zookeeper's Wife earned $392,420 on Friday for a likely $1.22 million (-39%) fourth weekend and $13m domestic total.

April 22, 2017 16:00 UTC

Clippers' Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the playoffs with toe injury

The Clippers said Griffin will be reevaluated when the team returns to Los Angeles by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Richard Ferkel. Caption Breaking down the Clippers' 99-91 victory over the Jazz in Game 2 The Clippers defeated the Jazz, 99-91, in Game 2 to even the series in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. The Clippers defeated the Jazz, 99-91, in Game 2 to even the series in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Caption Breaking down the Clippers' 99-91 victory over the Jazz in Game 2 The Clippers defeated the Jazz, 99-91, in Game 2 to even the series in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. The Clippers defeated the Jazz, 99-91, in Game 2 to even the series in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs.

April 22, 2017 16:00 UTC

Britain Has First Coalless Day Since 1880 - By Burning Even More Polluting Biomass Instead

But coal for power generation was entirely replaced for that one day. The only problem with this event is that some goodly portion of that coal power was replaced by the even more polluting and worse for the planet burning of biomass. The last coal-fired plant stopped running at 11 p.m. local time the day before, making Friday the country’s first day without coal since 1882. Looking at the actual electricity production figures we can see that biomass burning produced a steady 2 GW during yesterday. People celebrating a day without our burning coal, doing so by replacing it with something even worse.

April 22, 2017 15:56 UTC

13 Ways I Will Fight For Virginia’s Environment

I’m also aware that any serious plan to invest sufficiently in a clean energy economy requires an honest discussion about race. Rejecting Campaign Contributions from State Regulated MonopoliesVirginia will only lead on clean air, clean water, and clean energy jobs if we also lead on clean governance. For decades, efforts to foster renewable energy, energy efficiency, and decentralized energy production in Virginia have been blocked by corporate utilities who profit off the status quo and regulators stuck in the past. I will work with localities and the General Assembly to fund clean water infrastructure and expand statewide water quality testing for drinking water sources and Virginia’s natural waterways. Racism and economic inequality have led to those without privilege bearing the brunt of Virginia’s past disregard for the environment.

April 22, 2017 15:48 UTC

Trump replaces Obama appointee US Surgeon General Murthy

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, an Obama appointee, has been replaced by the Trump administration. "Today, Dr. Murthy, the leader of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was asked to resign from his duties as Surgeon General,” the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. Murthy was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2014 as the country’s top doctor. HHS also said Secretary Tom Price thanked Murthy, the first Indian-American to become surgeon general, for helping the administration with its transition efforts, and that he would continue to serve on the corps. The administration has named Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, who was Murthy’s deputy, as acting surgeon general.

April 22, 2017 15:45 UTC

The written word is under siege. A call to arms for all purveyors of truth

The following is a transcript of remarks at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes by Times editor-in-chief Davan Maharaj on Friday night. By the end of this weekend, more than 150,000 people will have joined in our annual celebration of the written word. We find that the written word — the cornerstone of our ambitions, our hopes and our dreams — is under siege. For today, we find that the written word — the cornerstone of our ambitions, our hopes and our dreams — is under siege. As Ruebén reminds us, the best way to fight ignorance and prejudice is with the written word.

April 22, 2017 15:45 UTC

Naveen Patnaik faces his first big challenge in 17 years

Naveen Patnaik faces his first big challenge in 17 yearsBJP's road map for Odisha is ready: Galvanise party workers and draw in people from the BJDBJP's road map for Odisha is ready: Galvanise party workers and draw in people from the BJDAn important takeaway from the BJP’s executive meet in Bhubaneswar, apart from resolutions on various national issues, was the pitch the party made for power in Odisha in the 2019 assembly elections in pursuance of its agenda to make inroads into new territories, particularly in the eastern region. The road map for this is ready: Galvanise the party workers from the booth level upwards and draw in people from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which is the ruling party, and the Congress. This strategy was palpable during the party’s executive meeting and the roadshow by ...Dillip Satapathy

April 22, 2017 15:45 UTC

Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and Human Services. [Surgeon General wants to move U.S. health care toward a "prevention-based" system]“The statements I've made in the past about gun violence being a public health issue, I stand by those comments because they're a fact,” he said then. [Surgeon General issues landmark report on America's addiction crisis]Sometimes known as the “nation's doctor,” the surgeon general has little power beyond the ability to call attention to serious public health problems and offer data and solutions. He or she oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, more than 6,600 uniformed public health-care personnel who work in various parts of the federal government.

April 22, 2017 15:41 UTC

Behind Closed Doors: How Do NFL Teams Make Draft Decisions Pt. 2

Other teams draft for their highest prioritized position needs, knowing that position upgrade is vital. This allowed teams to rationally figure out what a move up or down to a different draft position should equate to in gaining or losing draft picks. Drip, drip, drip. Drip, drip, drip. Therefore third through seventh round draft picks have become more important than ever, and teams need them to make the roster.

April 22, 2017 15:33 UTC

ECB Offers Reassurances on Pre-Election Jitters in France

WASHINGTON—The European Central Bank has the instruments to deal with any fallout from France’s presidential elections on that nation’s banks, a top ECB official said. The reassurance, from Austrian central-bank Governor Ewald Nowotny, comes as French voters prepare to head for the polls on Sunday for the most tense election in decades, in which two major candidates have cast doubt on France’s place in the European Union.

April 22, 2017 15:33 UTC

Navy SEAL accused of molesting girl on camera, raping a woman and hoarding a stash of child porn

NSW is cooperating with the investigative authorities,” said Lt. Zachary Keating, spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group One. In disclosure forms Seerden filed in federal court, the SEAL claimed to be divorced and without children. On March 24, a military judge found Chief Special Warfare Operator Stephen Varanko III guilty of sexual harassment and battery stemming from an adulterous relationship. Navy SEAL Petty Officer Second Class Theo Andrew Krah was arrested June 15 in connection with the beating and stabbing death of a man following an altercation on the Santa Monica Pier. Krah was stationed in San Diego.

April 22, 2017 15:31 UTC

Madeleine McCann may have been snatched by traffickers, top ex-cop says

A top ex-cop believes Madeleine McCann could have been taken by people traffickers at the demand of grieving parents to replace their own dead child. He said: “A trafficking ring is more likely than a lone pedophile or pedophile ring. “But unless the order was specifically for a young blonde girl, why her and not one of the twins? Sutton said those close to Maddie – her parents and their friends – would be his first port of call as a detective. He said: "Incidents of children wandering off are much more common than a targeted or non-targeted abduction.

April 22, 2017 15:27 UTC

Trump Admin Promises Tit For Tat Tariffs At Spring IMF Meeting

This all sounds very strong and playing to the voting base that put Donald Trump into office. The thing being, among the rich nations at least, that's largely how the current trading system works anyway. For it is the imports which are the point of trade, the imports which make us richer. Still, this is at least very much better than some of the rhetoric we've been hearing from others in the Trump administration. So, the rhetoric is that something is being done while in reality, tit for tat is what we've got, largely, now.

April 22, 2017 15:22 UTC

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