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Harvey suspension the latest misstep in a nightmare Mets season


Former manager Bobby Valentine told Newsday , Harvey could be "the best Met pitcher to ever wear the uniform". "Hopefully he gets behind us and we can move forward and go back to the way we were playing the last week", said Collins. Despite the loss of Yoenis Cespedes , Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud from their batting order, the Mets have scored seven or more runs in five straight games for the first time since September 2007. Read More »

Puerto Rico Moves Toward Record-Breaking Bankruptcy


Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello announced that the US territory will restructure part of its $70 billion debt load, a move that is similar to declaring bankruptcy. "If Congress acting under Article I powers were to amend the bankruptcy code to allow either voluntary or involuntary debt adjustment for US states, very serious questions would be raised about unconstitutionality", wrote Fordham University School of Law Professor Andrew Kent in a April 20, 2016 letter to the ... Read More »

Trump asserts Comey told him he's not under investigation


My best guess (it's only a guess) is that Trump feels he needs guaranteed loyalists in every position that might have influence over the ongoing investigation of the Trump-Russia-interference-in-the-election matter. Ron Wyden, calling for Comey to immediately be summoned to testify to Congress about the status of the Trump-Russia investigation. At the same time, the president personally called congressional leaders to let them know his decision. Read More »

Glasgow City Council's new SNP leader 'open to coalition deal'

Earlier on Saturday Ms Sturgeon described suggestions as "ludicrous" any claims the surge in Tory support in Scotland could derail her bid to hold a second independence referendum . The Scottish Conservatives won seats in working-class areas including Shettleston in Glasgow's east end, and Ferguslie Park in Paisley, two of the most deprived areas in Scotland which had previously been no-go areas for the Tories. Read More »

Phoenix police unsure what motivated accused serial shooter

Saucedo was arrested last month in connection with the August 2015 fatal shooting of a man who had a relationship with his mother, 61-year-old Raul Romero. All of the killings were random except for the first one, Williams said. Police did not provide a motivation or details about why they believe Saucedo opened fire. Read More »

A tweet asking for free chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted


Last month, Wendy's challenged the teen to get 18 million retweets after he asked the fast-food chain via Twitter what it would take to get free chicken nuggets for a year. "Carter, I will come to your house, I will take that TV back, I will take the underwear back, and I' more", she said. This got support from Microsoft which retweeted his tweet from its official Twitter handle. Read More »

This nugget-loving kid just beat Ellen DeGeneres' retweet record

While he may have some way to go to get to 18 million retweets, U.S. restaurant chain Wendys has chose to reward him for his endeavours, giving Wilkinson a gift card for a year's worth of chicken nuggets. As of Tuesday, his tweet had been retweeted 3,478,226 times. Wilkerson has been the subject of other brands' mentions along his road to stardom, including Twitter itself , Apple and Microsoft . Read More »

Conte: Chelsea Took 'Big Step' To EPL Title, Bring On West Brom

After switching to a 3-4-2-1 system, the Blues have been playing at an extremely high level, and Conte is very close to tasting success in his first season in England. "It's great to see a team that got relegated and to see the fans clapping the players and the players staying there to receive the applause and to clap the fans", said the Italian. Read More »

'Guardians Vol. 2' sends summer season off to fast start


Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" moved to second place with an estimated 8.5 million USA dollars in its fourth weekend . As a matter of fact, James Gunn is already beginning to piece together the necessary story beats for Vol. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 now has an 87.80 ComicBook .com Composite Score, the third-highest Composite Score for a comic book movie of all time. Read More »

United Kingdom opposition leader Corbyn unclear on Brexit status

His party is lagging behind the Conservatives in the opinion polls but Mr Corbyn said he visualised the election of a Labour government next month. He acknowledged Labour faced a "big.challenge" following last week's local elections, which in Scotland saw them lose out to the Tories for second place. Read More »

Fox News Co-President Shine Steps Down Amid Internal Strife

Shine was also front and center in a blockbuster New York Magazine report last summer about Laurie Luhn, a former Fox News booker who has alleged a longtime, abusive affair with Ailes. Scott, previously EVP, has been named as president, programming, Fox News Channel, while Wallace, previously EVP of news, has been named as president, news, Fox News Channel. Read More »

Governor's office not notified of DOJ decision

One of Sterling's aunts said she, too, had not heard from federal authorities. "We need closure. We need a conviction". Broome began by stating that despite the Department of Justice's decision, that "does not mean that the police officers acted appropriately". Read More »

Champions League: Juventus defeat Monaco 4-1 aggregate to enter final

Mbappe pulled a goal back midway through the second period to end Juve's stretch of clean sheets, but it was little consolation for a completely outclassed side as they now turn their attention to the Ligue 1. "We've had a great Champions League [season], we are proud of the players, it was the first experience at this level of many of them". The Brazilian right back was magical at 44th minute, when he struck a superb volley on the follow-up from a cleared corner. Read More »

Kelly Ripa's New Live Co-Host Is Ryan Seacrest


Kelly, who has hosted the show since 2001, worked with several different co-hosts while searching for a replacement, including Andy Cohen and Fred Savage . Get used to saying 'Live with Kelly & Ryan!' Ripa posted a series of tweets teasing the news, all of which featured a mug that read " Live! ". His tremendous success is only matched by his impeccable reputation. Read More »

Emma Watson praises gender-neutral MTV Award after winning Best Actor

He continued: "What'll now happen is that women will probably win a lot less awards because they made them gender-neutral and there's more male actors". " MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone", Watson said in her acceptance speech. Hosted by Adam DeVine, the show was every bit as entertaining and glamorous as one had imagined it to be. Read More »

Patti LuPone goes after Madonna's acting, Abby Lee Miller


Broadway legend (and a New Yorker I'd be terrified to encounter in public) Patti LuPone appeared on Watch What Happens Live! Madonna's best-known acting role was Argentine political leader Eva Perón in the 1996 film Evita . In other Bravo news, Phaedra Parks reportedly claims the channel's producers are responsible for the rumor (about Kandi wanting to drug Porsha) that got her fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta . Read More »

Abby Lee Miller Opens Up About Her Prison Sentence


She pleaded guilty a year ago on allegations that she had hid $750,000 from bankruptcy creditors. It's a crime to deceive a bankruptcy judge about one's income and assets because that information is used to determine how much and how soon creditors will receive in the court-ordered repayment plan. Read More »

Tesla's solar roof tiles go up for pre-order today


Elon Musk said the first version of the glass solar roof tiles that can be pre-ordered now are the Smooth and Textured versions. Tesla makes a product called Powerwall as well as commercial solar panels. Which implies solar tiles will require an initial outlay that's more than the upfront cost of a traditional slate roof. The slate style glass tiles will resemble a traditional slate roof. Read More »

Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, to retire


A guest at the Order of Merit service held at the Chapel Royal in St James' Palace wish the Duke well, saying: "I'm sorry to hear you're standing down". The former naval officer's devotion to duty and the Queen has endeared him to the nation, though some of his politically incorrect remarks have ruffled feathers. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Every Major Character and Cameo

The success of Guardians Vol. 2 comes a full three weeks before Memorial Day, which traditionally kicks off summer blockbuster season-the time when 40 percent of tickets are sold annually. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Elizabeth Debicki plays Ayesha, the Golden High Priestess of the Sovereign who leads a pursuit to track down and destroy the titular crew after Rocket Raccoon steals some of their valuable anulax batteries. Read More »

'The Silence of the Lambs' director Jonathan Demme no more

The film earned him a directing Oscar, as well as best picture. The New York Times said Demme had "a discerning eye, a social conscience, and a rock "n" roll heart", adding that his body of work "resists easy characterization". The world lost one of the foremost film directors this week with the passing of Jonathan Demme , who won the Oscar for his classic film " The Silence of the Lambs ". Read More »

Nominees in key categories for Broadway's Tony Awards

Kevin Spacey's hosting the awards show from Radio City Music Hall June 11. The 71st annual Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning, and as always the real winners were the select group of theater geeks who have actually seen enough of these productions so far to actually have a strong, informed opinion on what any of this means. Read More »

Ayesha Confirmed For Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3


The 2017 summer blockbuster season officially kicked off this weekend with a Marvel sequel that dominated the box office. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Indian film Baahubali 2 took the seventh spot. Lacking a worthwhile marketing campaign, STX will have to factor on home video release to make money back to lead to a potential profit. Read More »

Netflix hints plot of show's sophomore season


Juntti and six other students have shared their personal struggles with their high school classmates to offer hope to those who may be struggling with similar issues. Juan Jaramillo, a student from Boston, Massachusetts, thinks mental health was stigmatized while he was growing up and was not discussed in his household. Read More »

Hannity responds to speculation about future at Fox

And Gabe I KNOW WHO it is. "We will all miss him". Read the full memo below. FOLKENFLIK: At the time , Shine was Fox's senior vice president for programming. Shine, a two-decade veteran of Fox News, had been guiding the network's day-to-day operations as the sexual-harassment scandal unfolded. Somewhat further into the weeds, an anonymous "TV executive" told Mediaitehe is trying to lure Hannity into signing up for "an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox ... Read More »

Rishi Kapoor lashes out at actors for missing Vinod Khanna's funeral


Some of the Bollywood hits like Amar Akbar Anthony , The Burning Train and many others. The actor was 70-year-old and hospitalized for quite some time. Khanna is survived by wife Kavita, sons Akshay, Rahul and Sakshi, and daughter Shraddha. Born on October 6, 1946 in a Punjabi family to Kamla and Kishanchand Khanna in Peshawar, Vinod studied commerce at Mumbai's Sydenham College before moving into acting. Read More »

Abby Lee Miller of 'Dance Moms' Sentenced to Prison in Fraud Case

Lee Miller initially filed for bankruptcy in 2010. Deadline reports that she will report to a facility close to Los Angeles in about six weeks. After news of Abby Lee Miller's prison sentence broke out, some of the Dance Moms cast took to social media to show their support for the dance teacher. Read More »

Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election


There will also be uncertainty whether Macron can agree an election pact with one of the major two parties. In a statement, White House Press secretary Sean Spicer said: "We congratulate President-elect Macron and the people of France on their successful presidential election". Read More »

Google Celebrates Star Wars Day With Stats & Discounts

Other events in the United States included special Star Wars-themed activities at the Walt Disney Co.'s Disneyland amusement park in California. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, was there a day celebrating everything from Bantha milk to Alderaan Ruge Liquer? The message? "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Read More »

Obama confident USA will move in right direction on climate


His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has pressed Trump to uphold his campaign promises to withdraw from the plan and thereby signal a commitment to American energy producers, including coal miners. president Barack Obama . "It's important that big countries that are big emitters like the United States and China... lead the way", Obama told a conference on Tuesday in Milan, at one of his first public appearances since leaving office. Read More »

Sinclair Broadcasting to buy Tribune Media in $3.9 billion deal

Under the deal, Sinclair will buy 100 percent Tribune's shares at $43.5 per share, representing a almost 8 percent premium to Tribune's closing price on Friday. LOUIS and will gain new duopolies in WASHINGTON, DES MOINES, GRAND RAPIDS, HARRISBURG, and RICHMOND. The "transformational" acquisition, which was approved unanimously by the boards of both companies, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, pending approval from Tribune stockholders, the FCC and other government ... Read More »