Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… Los Angeles Times that he was never contacted by the grand jury about Rodriguezs case. I was surprised and distressed by the grand jury report, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of law at the University of California, Berkeley, told HuffPost. Heres some of the reasons the report left many feeling that an independent probe is desperately needed now more than ever before. Gail Fisher via Getty Images Grand jury says its just rogue deputies who worked informants improperly, despite court evidence. …

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This factory once made gas-guzzling Hummers now it’s making electric cars

June 23, 2017

Electric cars are in, Hummers are out at an Indiana plant.Image: Getty Images for Go Ultra Low A U.S. auto plant that once made giant gas-guzzlers will now make cars that don’t need gas at all. AM General, which previously built the Hummer H2, sold its factory in South Bend, Indiana to the electric carmaker SF Motors, both firms announced Thursday. SF Motors will pay $110 million to produce “intelligent electric vehicles,” according to publicly available filings. It will spend …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for photographers at Getty Images. For the Getty Images team, photography is the …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… Article 2 inquests are held where the state or a public body may have played a part in the death of a person, or failed to protect a life when it knew – or ought to have known – of a real and immediate risk to the life of that person. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Judge Frances Kirkham made clear recommendations after the 2009 Lakanal House fire The lack of legal force behind coroners’ recommendations was seen after the inquests in 2013 into the death of …

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Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate are everyone’s new favorite celebrity couple

June 23, 2017

Image: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Audible, Inc. Alert the presses: We might finally have a new couple to ‘ship. Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate went to the movies together, were captured exiting the theatre by paparazzi, and with that, changed the course of celebrity relationships forever. Maybe. SEE ALSO: The struggle is real for Jon Hamm because he’s hot The two actors star in the 2017 film Aardvark, but because both are reportedly single, the world’s imaginations have run …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

Image: AFP/Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows what you need to become a social media celeb. Image: …

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Celine Dion wore a good T-Shirt

June 18, 2017

Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images Oh what do you know, Celine Dion did something perfect. The icon, who has a storied history of wearing graphic sweatshirts, took the stage in Copenhagen Thursday night wearing a fun tee scribbled with messages like “love,” “the biggest prick,”and “your soul?” It’s torn in just the right places, like a shirt that’s dealt with a lot of pricks. SEE ALSO: Celine Dion dancing to Cher backstage is a freakin’ …

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Mark Hamill just tweeted about his death but don’t freak out

June 17, 2017

Image: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions Mark Hamill is very much alive and if you’ve heard anything about his deatheven from his official Twitter accountthen you’ve been duped by some fake news. The Star Wars actor poked fun at a tweet that claimed Hamill had passed away, and shared his sentiments for, well, himself with some apt hashtags. SEE ALSO: This photo of Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd in ‘Star Wars’ costumes will ruin you A fake …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… combined with the repeated use of adverts with practical messages designed to increase youth voter turnout by giving instructions on how to register to vote and where to find local polling stations. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of Momentum’s videos show Jeremy Corbyn embracing his supporters Its Facebook and Twitter pages feature a mixture of content, from posts mocking Theresa May’s record to videos of Mr Corbyn hugging some of his supporters. Joe Todd, …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

Image: Getty Images/nicolas mccomber Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence from the company he built into one of the world’s biggest private businesses. It’s not clear how long Kalanick will be away from Uber or who will be serving as interim head of the company, but the move signals the biggest shift yet for the ride-hailing giant since the emergence of allegations of systemic workplace dysfunction that included sexual harassment and discrimination. …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …

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Remembering Jo Cox: Her family one year on – BBC News

June 13, 2017

… recover. So we didn’t know.” But he describes a police inspector breaking the news: “He doesn’t have to tell you, you can see by his expression.” Kim listens to her parents silently, but the pain is etched across her face. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Floral tributes and candles were left at a vigil for Jo Cox in Parliament Square Gordon adds: “It’s not, after one year it gets better. It doesn’t. It won’t go away. But we …

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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

June 13, 2017

… authorities are trying to quash the voices of the next generation of voters, Hugh Williamson, HRWs director for Europe and Central Asia, said in the report. The opinions of children and young adults matter, and the government should listen to their concerns, not silence them. Credit: NurPhoto via Getty Images Those calls were echoed by another watchdog group, Amnesty International, who said actions by Russian police demonstrated the authorities utter contempt for fundamental human rights. …

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Justin Bieber’s Instagram finally reflects how bizarre it is to be Justin Bieber

June 11, 2017

Image: kevin mazur/Getty Images for One Love Manchester On May 20, 2017, Justin Bieber decided he couldn’t suffer in silence anymore. So the pop star posted five stone-faced selfies in rapid succession. Two were grayscale. Some repeated an image with a closer crop. They all had the same message: Bieber’s left eye was battling conjunctivitis. This is a great sign. You know, assuming that Bieber and his ophthalmologist cleared everything up. Nobody likes you when you’re 23, but …

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Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… Controversies Viewers this year will be hoping for a similar sort of scandal that last year’s series produced. Miss Great Britain Zara Holland lost her crown after scenes showing her performing a sex act with a fellow contestant were screened. Image copyright Getty Images Series one’s Jon Clark and series 2 winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey (pictured above) have appeared in The Only Way Is Essex, and fellow series contestant Rykard Jenkins moved on to Ibiza Weekender. …

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The most ridiculous viral moments of the UK election campaign

June 9, 2017

So much glorious awkwardness.Image: DYLAN MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images/mashable composite It’s widely known that General Election campaigns tend to be long, depressing affairs. But that doesn’t mean they’re totally devoid of fun. Nestled among the repetitive answers and frustrating debates are brief, shining moments of hilarity. Sometimes these come from obvious places (politicians eating food), and sometimes less obvious (politicians asking random members of the public to …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… prospect of the Tories, Lib Dems and Greens having an impromptu Parliamentary debate out on a wind-swept hill somewhere. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don’t be distracted by that grin – George is actually great at conversation too A university friend of Theresa May’s has said they both loved watching comedy sketch show The Goodies. And Mrs May recently revealed she watches both Sherlock and Midsomer Murders, but not Broadchurch or Line of Duty. If Plaid …

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What happened to Robert the smoking robot? – BBC News

June 1, 2017

“I won.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert was popular with children and could also – apparently – direct traffic The only remaining evidence for his existence are a selection of photographs and Robert himself disappeared from view after World War Two. Mr Lawson’s son David, an 84-year-old retired farmer, remembers “wires and gears, a maze of chains and electronics” inside the robot’s 10ft-tall frame. He said his father …

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USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

Their positive reaction to the football – a sport most viewers actually knew little about – prompted a group of US businessmen to get together to draw up plans to establish a professional football, or soccer, league in the country. Image copyright Keystone/Getty Images Image caption The Beatles led the so-called British Invasion of the US in the 1960s Back then Mr Rothenberg was a lawyer for sports entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball …

May 27, 2017
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Roger Moore, Debonair 007 in Seven James Bond Movies, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, the suave British actor who put romance before ruthlessness in his portrayal of James Bond in seven of the famous franchise’s films, has died. He was 89. Photographer: Peter Ruck/BIPs via Getty Images He died Tuesday in Switzerland “after a short but brave battle with cancer,” Moore’s three children said in a letter shared on their father’s Twitter account. “We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across …

May 24, 2017
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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

… has also been a positive in Isla’s life. “I have blogged a lot about mental health and I’m quite open about it and have good conversations with people about it. “I find it gives me a platform to talk and talking with people is something I find imperative to my own health. “The online friends I made five or six years ago I’m still friends with to this day and have met many of them in person.” Image copyright Getty Images The report also recommends …

May 19, 2017
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Love was when I loved Celine Dion in a Bye Felicia Hoodie

Queen of SweatshirtsImage: mike coppola/Getty Images for People.com Celine Dion, as you know, is very cool. She’s hip to Vetements like all the Biebers and Jenners of the world. The legendary singer also can’t resist a good meme, as evidenced by Dion’s latest in a truly winning streak of sweatshirts. This one says, “Bye Felicia.” SEE ALSO: You can buy Celine Dion’s $885 ‘Titanic’ sweatshirt. We assume, anyway. GAME OVER @celinedion A post …

May 18, 2017
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What Does Miss USA Do? Here Are Her Responsibilities

It could be difficultto separate Miss USA from bikinis and stilettos, especially sincethe life of the winner post-crowning remains somewhat mysterious. Do any of us know what happens after Miss USA receives her tiara and sash? Well get the lowdown this Sunday, May 14 at 8 pm EDT on Fox asDeshauna Barber our 2016 Miss USA gets ready to passdown her duties to a new lady for one year. Getty Images So, about those duties. We did a little digging, and heres what we found out. First and …

May 15, 2017
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