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World's Ugliest Dog Contest victor is gentle giant saved from blindness


She waddles away with $1,500, a flashy trophy and a trip to NY for media appearances , all things she could hardly care less about. After several surgeries, she can now see again, said her handler Zindler. "The annual Contest celebrates those dogs that may not earn a Best of Show, but are lovable and adoptable anyway". The victor of the 29th annual contest held at Sonoma-Marin Fair will be decided Friday evening. Read More »

Judge to deadlocked Cosby jury: Keep trying to reach verdict

Jury deliberations began Monday night. The jury asked about the phrasing Tuesday morning, but Judge Steven O'Neill said he could not define it for them. The charges stem from a 2004 sexual encounter with Constand . "We can only hope the judge- if they don't have a verdict right now- will release them, and say this is a deadlock". Read More »

Bill Cosby faces retrial in sex assault case

A conviction could send Cosby to prison for the rest of his life, but the case has already helped demolish Cosby's nice-guy image, cultivated during his eight-year run as Dr. Since starting deliberations, the jurors have re-examined both Cosby's and Constand's versions of the encounter, with particular focus on the pills he gave her beforehand. Read More »

Meet Martha, the world's ugliest dog

For representing the ideal "cute-ugly mix" Martha was awarded $1,500 prize, a trip to NY and a shiny trophy. Postsurgery, Martha's eyes remained red and droopy, and she can't see out of one eye. She was also the only dog in the contest whose handler was not able to hold her. When Martha is not asleep - as she is most of the day - she playfully bosses around the other dogs Zindler fosters. Read More »

What Really Happened to Andy's Dad is the Saddest 'Toy Story' Ever


Many Pixar fans have speculated that Andy's parents had just got divorced. Then, Andy Sr. contracted polio and almost all of his toys ― except for Woody , Slinky and Mr. gave his son the key to his trunk where his three childhood toys were locked up. By the time Andy Jr. returned with the chest, his father had already died. Read More »

Tower block cladding: 34 buildings fail fire safety tests

It comes as the manufacturer of the insulation used to clad Grenfell Tower said they would stop using the product on high-rise buildings. The massive fire ripped through the 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, trapping residents inside as 200 firefighters battled the blaze. Read More »

Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards


Earlier this month BET Networks revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 " BET Awards ". Mars and Beyonce will also compete for album of the year , video director of the year and the viewer's choice award. Read More »

Oil Tanker Flips And Explodes, Killing Over 100 in Pakistan

The disaster occurred when hundreds of residents of a nearby village gathered at the site of an overturned oil tanker to collect the leaking fuel. However; the death toll is rising due to the non-availability of burn unit and lack of facilities in emergency as it hindered the treatment of the patients. Read More »

Mastiff named Martha wins World's Ugliest Dog Contest

Martha (or rather, her owner) walked away with $1,500, a flashy trophy and a trip to NY for media appearances . The Times article said that Zindler runs the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project , an animal fostering group, and has fostered over 300 dogs and kittens. Read More »

The Sexes Of Jay-Z And Beyonce's Twins Reportedly Revealed

He used several hashtags, including #beyonce, #jayz and #twins. She is the mother, after all. Former Destiny's Child star Beyonce , 35, revealed she was expecting twins with an Instagram post in February. Instead of being mad because Beyoncé didn't announce it be happy for her maybe she wanted her father to do it anyways I'm sure he would ask her. Pictured beside an archway of flowers, wearing a sheer green veil and cradling her baby bump. Read More »

North Korea rebuttal: Otto Warmbier's death 'a mystery'


Last week, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert denied that Rodman had anything to do with Warmbier's release, and when asked about his visit said , "We strongly, strongly suggest Americans not travel to North Korea ". The funeral for student Otto Warmbier , held on June 22 at his alma mater of Wyoming High School in Ohio. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident", he said, calling the accusations of abuse "groundless". Read More »

Watters: 'Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?'


New York Rep. Kathleen Rice joined her fellow Democrat in criticizing Pelosi Wednesday. In an interview , Ryan explained that Republicans are using Pelosi in ads to attack Democratic candidates in district races, like they did against Jon Ossoff in Georgia. Read More »

Prosecution Promises Retrial in Bill Cosby Rape Case

Pennsylvania law allows the public release of jurors' identities, but judges have discretion to keep them a secret under certain conditions. Cosby has called their sexual encounter consensual. They spent the duration of the trial sequestered after being chosen from Allegheny County, almost 300 miles away. The jurors for the first trial were already hard to find and chosen from a pool in Pittsburgh rather than Philadelphia where the alleged sexual assault took place and the trial was held. Read More »

Dear Evan Hansen wins big at Tonys


Midler, who won the Best Actress in a Musical award for her performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! Michael Aronov toook home the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for this production. Read More »

Sixers 'focused on' Joel Embiid contract extension

The Wolves drafted Arizona's sharpshooting forward Markkanen for the Bulls , while Chicago took Creighton forward Justin Patton at number 16 for Minnesota , who have gone 13 seasons in a row without reaching the playoffs. "By adding a player of Markelle's caliber to our promising roster, we believe we're incredibly well positioned for the future". He was rated as high as the 14th best player in the draft before slipping to No. Read More »

'Transformers: The Last Knight' Review: Make It Stop

One thing you can say positive about Michael Bay as a director is the guy is persistent in the face of adversity concerning the Transformers franchise. Once again , the resourceful Cade ( Mark Wahlberg ) is at the center of it all, having come into contact with an object that could hold the key to Earth's salvation. Read More »

Isabela Moner on Making 'Transformers: The Last Knight' with Michael Bay

It all started a few months earlier when I was meeting with Michael's producing partners on another project. On the first day, I said something that I thought was really amusing and I even got the crew laughing but then Michael was like, "If you're in China, what is that joke?" The only way to know for sure will be with the reception of future Transformers installments ( Bay has said that he's done directing Transformers films , leaving the franchise to hunt for a new director ... Read More »

London homes evacuated on fire issues

Residents leave a tower block on the Chalcots Estate in Camden, London , Friday evening, June 23, 2017, as the building is evacuated in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place. Others were being put up in hotels and other housing projects. Many residents complained about a lack of information and confusion. Resident Shirley Philips, who lives in one of the evacuated buildings, told British broadcaster she was given no notice before she was ... Read More »

And You Thought Republicans' Health Care Bill Couldn't Get Worse

Only 50 votes are needed to pass this bill in the Senate, and Republicans hold 52 seats. Bernie Sanders went so far to call it " by far the most harmful piece of legislation [he's] seen in [his] lifetime ". Sandoval was among a number of Republican governors who opted into a Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. McConnell wants a vote before his members head home to face their constituents over Congress' Fourth of July recess - maybe even before they have a chance to fully digest the bill, ... Read More »

Dennis Rodman takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea

Two months later, he was found guilty of committing " hostile acts " against the North Korean regime and sentenced to 15 years' hard labor in a trial that reportedly lasted about an hour. "Tourism is one of the only forms of interaction between North Korea and foreign nationals and many people believe, as we do, that engagement is important - especially in shaping the relationship between the next generation of North Koreans and the world". Read More »

Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case


But it was Cosby's reputation as a public moralist who urged young people to pull up their saggy trousers and start acting responsibly that prompted a federal judge to unseal portions of an explosive deposition he gave more than a decade ago as part of Constand's civil lawsuit against him. Read More »

North Korea carries out another rocket engine test


North Korea will be on top of the agenda when Chinese and American officials meeting in Washington on Wednesday. A day earlier, KCNA vowed North Koreans would "take revenge upon the US aggressors with the approach of June 25, the day of struggle against USA imperialism". Read More »

Mark Wahlberg: If Michael Bay is done with 'Transformers,' so am I

Cade, Izabella and his assistant Jimmy (Jerrod Carmichel) live in an abandoned scrapyard with the Autobots. Her casting once again suggests the movie will focus less on the robots and more on the humans . By the end of the weekend, there will be 26 new movies out in theaters. "Look, I always wait for the audience, because there's an arrogance to getting ahead of your audience". Read More »

Cosby's fate in hands of jury


He also reminded jurors that in a 2005 deposition Cosby admitting giving women Quaaludes. Cosby, 79 , declined a high-stakes gamble to give evidence and his attorneys rested their case in minutes - leaving the jury to hear the closing arguments of both sides. Read More »

Blac Chyna Involved In A Car Accident


The checkup lasted about 45 minutes before Chyna was released and left the scene in another vehicle. Judging by the photos available of the crash scene , it appears the other driver's auto ended up in much worse shape than Chyna's Rolls Royce . Read More »

Safaree Samuels jumped by Meek Mill


In the video, Safaree talks into the camera with a message for Meek, saying: 'Meek, you are the biggest p**** on this planet'. According to Safaree , who like Meek, is in LA for the BET Experience, the MMG rapper sent his goons to rattle Safaree outside of DJ Khaled's Angel Brinks party. Read More »

World's Ugliest Dog title goes to wrinkly mastiff Martha


This year's event included a red carpet walk and a "fashion faux paw show" - complete with ugly sweaters - allowing the less aesthetically pleasing canines of the world the chance to strut their stuff. Moe, who had lost his hearing and sight, was the oldest contestant at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, where the competition is held. The dogs entered in the contest often flaunt unnaturally droopy faces, bared teeth, and unruly fur and tongues that stick out permanently. Read More »

Winning smile of world's ugliest dog


Martha underwent surgery to improve her eyesight, and now, she's the top dog with $1,500 and a huge trophy to her name! In addition to the top honor, Martha's family was awarded $1,500, a flashy trophy and a trip to NY for press appearances. Read More »

Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues


Authorities continued to warn that driving rains spinning off from the storm could still cause risky flash floods. Tornado watches are in effect for Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama , and the Florida panhandle . "If there's not so much rain, it could end up being beneficial", corn and rice farmer David Hillman said in Almyra, Arkansas , 55 miles (90 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock. Read More »

Prince Harry 'Wanted Out' Of Royal Family


He said the royals were doing it "for the greater good of the people". A sense of duty sparring with an ache for the ordinary seems to define the prince's existence, with much of it rooted in the life - and death - of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Read More »

Highland Reel wins Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot


Amanda Perrett savoured a first Royal Ascot victor for 17 years when Zhui Feng caused a 25-1 upset in the Hunt Cup, while in contrast the Jamie Spencer-ridden Con Te Partiro (20-1) came home with a real rattle to add to the increasing haul of American trainer Wesley Ward, this time in the Sandringham Handicap. Read More »