Two US agencies are warning that Russian hackers are hitting dozens of state and local government networks, stealing data from at least two of them. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued the alert Thursday, Politico reports. The hackers recently have attacked a...
Motherhood is what makes Natalie Portman's latest project, "Natalie Portman's Fables," so close to her heart. Portman tweaked three classic children's stories — "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Three Little Pigs" and "Country Mouse and City Mouse" — to make them more gender-inclusive. (Oct. 22)
Quibi, the $2-billion streaming service, has died. The company was founded by Disney (DIS) and DreamWorks alumnus Jeffrey Katzenberg and former Hewlett Packard and eBay CEO Meg Whitman. The business model was centered around people watching 7 to 10 minute episodes of original programs on their phones. The entire service was built around people watching small bites of entertainment while out and about on their phones. Quibi was not available for TV or Roku - just phones. But, when the global pandemic hit, people stayed at home and watched streamers on their TVs. Why did the company fail? "Because the idea itself wasn't strong enough to justify a standalone streaming service or because of our timing."
10 Highest-Grossing Scary Movies of All Time. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into some of the best horror movies. According to stats from Box Office Mojo, here are the 10 highest-grossing horror films of all time. 10. ‘What Lies Beneath’ (2000) $155.4 million. 9. ‘Scary Movie’ (2000) $159 million. 8. ‘Halloween’ (2018) $159.3 million. 7. ‘Get Out’ (2017) $176 million. 6. ‘It: Chapter Two’ (2019) $195.7 million. 5. ‘The Exorcist’ (1973) $232.9 million. 4. ‘Ghostbusters’ (1984) $242.2 million. 3. ‘Jaws’ (1975) $260 million. 2. ‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999) $293.5 million. 1. ‘It’ (2017) $327.5 million
Former Governor John Hickenlooper will face first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado 2020 US Senate's race. Hickenlooper has a long track record in Colorado. He is the former two-term mayor of Denver. He is also the former governor, serving from 2011 to 2019. Since 2014, Colorado has become a reliably Democrat at the federal and state levels.
The Fonz will be there. So will Richie, Potsie, Ralph, and Mrs. C. Chachi, though, will be noticeably absent from an upcoming Happy Days reunion, and it's all about politics. As USA Today reports, some of the big names from the old sitcom are getting together on Sunday for an...
Last Week's First-Time Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since March. According to NBC News, about 787,000 people filed for first-time unemployment last week. That number is smaller than the 875,000 analysts had predicted and the lowest weekly count since March. According to the Department of Labor, continuing claims fell from 9.397 million to 8.373 million. However, the lower numbers may be partly due to unemployed workers moving to other assistance programs once they lose their eligibility. The labor market is far from being out of the woods, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. At least a portion of the drop in regular continuing claims is due to claimants exhausting benefits and then shifting to Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. With falling temperatures and the holidays a few weeks away, there is no obvious relief on the horizon, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. Stimulus talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are ongoing. I’m optimistic that there will be a bill. It’s a question of, is it in time to pay the November rent, which is my goal, or is it going to be shortly thereafter and retroactive?, Nancy Pelosi, to MSNC
A federal judge is urging the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds of parents who are still separated from their children three years after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border
Chelsea Handler opens up about therapy, filming a comedy special in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and the lifelong impact of her brother’s death in her new standup, “Evolution.” (Oct. 22)
Remdesivir on Thursday became the first fully approved treatment for COVID-19 in the US. The Food and Drug Administration had issued an emergency use authorization for the antiviral drug in May. FDA Commissioner made the announcement , CNBC reports. Remdesivir shortened recovery time for hospitalized patients; President Trump is among the...
A crew member involved in the search for Holly Courtier, the hiker who was missing in Utah's Zion National Park for 12 days, doesn't buy her family's account of what happened . Sgt. Darrell Cashin of the Washington County Sheriff's Search and Rescue says the 38-year-old left her California home in...
A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck. (Oct. 22)
Jared Leto to Play Joker in Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'. Leto played The Joker in 2016's 'Suicide Squad.'. According to 'The Hollywood Reporter,' Leto has signed on to shoot additional scenes for 'Zach Snyder's Justice League.'. HBO Max is financing the production of the new scenes. It will air as a four-episode series next year. It's unclear how prominent Leto's Joker will be in 'Zach Snyder's Justice League.'. Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher and Amber Heard are also participating in the shooting of the adaptation
Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said on Wednesday that he did not cast a ballot for Trump. He was sharing a bit about his 2020 presidential election choice, according to Business Insider. Romney was a leading GOP presidential candidate in 2008 and served as the party's standard bearer in 2012. Romney was the only Rep. senator who voted to convict Trump in his impeachment trial in 2020. He has shown that loyalty to your party does not mean turning a blind eye to wrongdoing within your party.
President Trump has released the full video of his interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes , the one he cut short and has derided as unfair. "Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS," Trump wrote in his caption for the video. "Tonight’s anchor,...
OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty to 3 Federal Charges. Justice Department officials made the announcement on Wednesday. The guilty pleas, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws. are part of a settlement of over $8 billion. According to Associated Press, the deal doesn't release any of Purdue Pharma's executives or owners from criminal liability. . This is the highest-profile case yet as far as the federal government attempting to hold a big pharma company responsible for the opioid addiction that has plagued the U.S. According to Associated Press, opioid addiction and overdose has been linked to over 470,000 deaths in America since 2000. . According to a copy of the plea agreement obtained by Associated Press, . Purdue Pharma admits it “knowingly and intentionally conspired and agreed with others to aid and abet” doctors to dispense its medication . “without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice.”. Purdue deeply regrets and accepts responsibility for the misconduct detailed by the Department of Justice in the agreed statement of facts, Steve Miller, Purdue Pharma chairman of the board, via Associated Press
Here are the top stories for Thursday, October 22nd: U.S. jobless claims see slight drop; GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Dems boycott; Residents leave homes near Colorado wildfires; Poland’s top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects.