Lemon responded that it “doesn’t help him politically.”“Why doesn’t he just call out these white supremacists?” colleague Chris Cuomo asked Friday night, calling it “a no-brainer.”CNN’s Don Lemon knocked Donald Trump ’s failure to explicitly denounce the self-described “skinhead” Coast Guard lieutenant arrested for plotting to commit domestic terrorism, arguing the president was simply worried about his base. Last week, Christopher Hasson was arrested and accused of stockpiling weapons and creating a hit list of Democrats and prominent journalists, including Lemon and Cuomo. On Friday, Trump didn’t offer much of a response to Hasson’s alleged actions. The president said he was awaiting a full briefing and called the matter “a shame” and “a very sad thing” while denying that he bore any responsibility through his own verbal attacks on the media. “It’s sad to our families.”“He just doesn’t say the right thing when he doesn’t feel like saying the right thing.
February 23, 2019 17:48 UTC
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is praising President Donald Trump’s change of heart on a total pullout of U.S. forces from Syria, supporting his decision to keep 200 troops on the ground. “I think it’s a very smart decision by the president,” the senator told Fox News on Friday. “He listened to sound military advice, he adjusted his policies. The goal is to make sure ISIS doesn’t come back.”Graham had vehemently opposed the commander in chief’s initial plan to engage in a total pullout, reportedly calling it “the dumbest fucking idea I’ve ever heard.”Like other lawmakers and military officials, he said he was concerned that the drastic move could enable the resurgence of terrorism in the region. Trump’s December decision was opposed by his own defense secretary, James Mattis, who submitted his resignation soon afterward.
February 23, 2019 17:37 UTC
Once again, Ariana Grande is enjoying a chart double across the pond, as her single “7 Rings” is back at No. Steady in second place—yet again—is the Greatest Showman soundtrack, which will not quit in the U.K. The highest-ranking debut this week comes from hip-hop group D-Block Europe, who see their new project Home Alone kick off at No. The second and last new entry inside the top 10 this week comes from pop/rock favorite Avril Lavigne, who returns to the area after half a dozen years away. Head Above Water has been supported by three singles, one of which, the title track, placed on the songs chart.
February 23, 2019 17:15 UTC
A South Carolina woman died Thursday after she was mauled by her own dogs despite neighbors fighting to save her. Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, 52, of Greenville, South Carolina, was attacked by her two dogs, which were described as boxer-mixes, on Thursday afternoon, FOX Carolina reported. SOUTH CAROLINA MAN SURPRISED TO FIND WOMAN AND HER CHILDREN MOVED INTO HIS HOME, REPORT SAYSInvestigators said Burgess-Dismuke was wrestling with her dogs in her yard when they got aggressive. "It went from looking like they were really playing to them really eating her alive," Amber Greer, a witness who called 911, told Greenville News. STUDENTS AT SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL TOLD TO PICK COTTON, SING 'SLAVE SONG' ON FIELD TRIP, REPORT SAYSBurgess-Dismuke was transported to the Greenville Memorial Hospital, where she died.
February 23, 2019 17:03 UTC
2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expanded on an already-radical proposal on Friday, telling reporters that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations for African-Americans -- a move that threatens to bring back her own history with Native Americans. On Friday, asked whether she would include Native Americans in her support for reparations, Warren answered: “I think it’s a part of the conversation. Since reparations are in response to African-Americans impacted by slavery, presumably reparations for Native Americans would be to make amends for crimes and abuses committed on the Native population by the U.S. government over America’s history. “It’s no surprise Elizabeth Warren would attempt to pander to the Native American community after getting caught falsely claiming Native American status in order to advance her career," Republican National Committee spokesman Steve Guest told Fox News on Saturday. Warren claimed for years to have Native American ancestry, and this year apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test that she said initially proved she had Native American heritage.
February 23, 2019 17:03 UTC
Duke, a 13-year-old Great Pyrenees, was mayor of Cormorant Village for about four years before he retired in June. “Our beloved mayor Duke went to doggie heaven today,” his human family wrote on Facebook. “He will be greatly missed.”The post noted that there will be memorial for Duke in either March or April at the Cormorant town hall. Chelsea Lauren via Getty Images Duke poses at the 2015 World Dog Awards in Santa Monica, California. ASSOCIATED PRESS Duke lounging on a couch at the 2015 World Dog Awards.
February 23, 2019 16:59 UTC
An overperformance for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (which took its share of PLF auditoriums) was bad news for Alita: Battle Angel. That'll be better than the $40m-$50m finishes of Valerian, Warcraft and Jupiter Ascending, but that's not exactly a high bar to clear. If it holds up at least as well as the 2017 releases, then it could hit $150m-$166m in China alone. If Alita: Battle Angel proves to be a moderate hit, it'll be because audiences liked Alita as a character and as a new cinematic hero. If Alita goes the distance, it may show Hollywood at least one way to sell a "new to you" cinematic franchise offering to relative success.
February 23, 2019 16:52 UTC
Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers. American, United and Singapore all said Friday that they have never activated the cameras and have no plans to use them. However, companies that make the entertainment systems are installing cameras to offer future options such as seat-to-seat video conferencing, according to an American Airlines spokesman. A United spokeswoman repeatedly told a reporter Friday that none of its entertainment systems had cameras before apologizing and saying that some did. American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said cameras are in “premium economy” seats on 82 Boeing 777 and Airbus A330-200 jets.
February 23, 2019 16:20 UTC
The cleverly curated show features food trucks, live music and, most importantly, really cool stuff. This is not a swap meet; it’s a showcase of 105 well-merchandised vendors who have been screened by event organizers Lindsey Holt and Coley Arnold as to what they will be selling. Think: vintage collectibles, found objects, repurposed junk, and old stuff that oozes character and authenticity.
Source:Los Angeles Times
February 23, 2019 15:56 UTC
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World flew higher than an eagle yesterday, as it opened in North America with a whopping $17.2 million Friday gross. The strong marketing campaign that emphasized the end of the franchise in the way that sold it as a generational touchstone. Universal tried it with Battleship back in 2012, and while the film still bombed it did pull in $300m-plus worldwide (on a ridiculous $210m budget) thanks to an early overseas run. I don’t want to encourage studios to release moves super early overseas, which often means before I get to see them. If it tops the $63.1 million launch (in 2008 for Paramount/Viacom) of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, How to Train Your Dragon 3 will earn DWA’s biggest non-Shrek start ever.
February 23, 2019 15:55 UTC
I believe that much of the recent strength is the market reacting to multiple stories about public pension funds starting to make investments in cryptocurrencies (or at least make those investments public). I have worked with pension funds and they generally have a lot of rules, regulations and procedures that they need to follow. Public pension funds, by their nature and mandate are not typically designed to make dramatic changes to their portfolio or to 'dabble' in something just because it seems interesting. If a flood of pension fund money is going to come into crypto, it will have to be released by the fund consultants. From what I have read or discussed so far, I don't think the big fund consultants are embracing the idea.
February 23, 2019 15:45 UTC
NFL owner Robert Kraft isn’t the only prominent name—or billionaire-- snagged in a Florida prostitution bust. Childs Associates, was charged with soliciting a prostitute by the Vero Beach Police Department, Bloomberg News reported Friday. He was one of 165 charged in Vero Beach as part of the multijurisdiction criminal investigation into Florida massage parlors. Childs, who has a home in Vero Beach, hasn’t been arrested. Wessel, of Vero Beach, was arrested Wednesday on a soliciting prostitution charge and released on $1,000 bond.
February 23, 2019 15:44 UTC
A South Carolina man was surprised to find some unwanted house guests when he returned home last week -- a woman and her children had made themselves at home. Kent Foster told FOX Carolina he went to his home in Union, South Carolina, after work to find that the furniture had been moved and someone had smoked inside. Police went to the residence where Savannah Rhinehart, 25, allegedly told officers she lived there. Yeah, the first thing you can do is leave my house," Foster told FOX Carolina. It was not immediately clear how Rhinehart allegedly entered the home.
February 23, 2019 15:22 UTC
Director and creator of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise Rob Cohen has denied allegations of sexual assault levied against him by his transgender daughter. Cohen created and directed the first "The Fast and the Furious" movie in 2001, one of the most successful Universal Pictures' franchise of all time. Since Weather's accusations against Cohen were made public on Thursday, she claims to have been contacted anonymously by another of his alleged victims. Weather, who works in a vintage clothing store in Savannah, Georgia, claims that her mother witnessed her father assaulting her when she was between 2 and 2-and-a-half years old. My greatest hope is that others who have been hurt by Rob Cohen feel that they are able to come forward as well."
February 23, 2019 15:22 UTC
Avengers: Infinity WarDan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick“From a visual effects perspective, there are certain types of films that just cannot be told without visual effects. This is one of them,” says Digital Domain's Kelly Port, the film's Visual Effects Supervisor on Avengers: Infinity War. In a movie where 97% of the shots have some form of visual effects, it should be no surprise that the production was accomplished in part thanks to novel technology. "The whole movie was about grown ups being enlightened," says Christopher Lawrence, Visual Effects Supervisor on Christopher Robin. "With this scenario [on Ready Player One], we can separate camera performance and actor performance.
February 23, 2019 15:09 UTC