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  • ‘Game of Thrones’ episode mistakenly leaked in Europe and Scandinavia

    It’s been a tricky few weeks for one of the world’s hottest TV shows. Another episode of “Game of Thrones” was released on Tuesday, the second confirmed leak to hit season seven. Production company HBO said the episode was mistakenly made available on its streaming platforms in Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. “We have learned that the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms,” said […]

  • ‘She wanted to put down hate’: Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer remembered at service

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Heather Heyer’s public memorial service began with a testament of her character: She was, a family friend said, “a young woman who lost her life defending the rights of others.” “I would like for us to carry her legacy on by doing the same thing: Respecting the rights of everyone,” Kathy Brinkley said about the 32-year-old killed Saturday when a car hit her and other counterprotesters who opposed a “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. […]

  • University of Florida denies request to have white rights activist Richard Spencer speak on campus

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — White rights activist Richard Spencer is running out of campuses to host him. The University of Florida shut down a request by Spencer’s group to have him speak on September 12. “Amid serious concerns for safety, we have decided to deny the National Policy Institute’s request to rent event space at the University of Florida,” university president W. Kent Fuchs posted on Facebook. “This decision was made after assessing potential risks with campus, community, state and federal law […]

  • 5 crewmen missing after Army chopper crashes near Hawaiian Island

    An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down during a training exercise about 2 miles off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, according to the US Coast Guard. Responders are searching for five missing crewmen. The aircraft went down Tuesday night off the largely uninhabited Kaena Point on the west side of the island. Two Black Hawk air crews were training between Kaena Point and Dillingham Airfield, a few miles east, when communications were lost, the Coast Guard said. Three helicopters, […]

  • Hicks likely to become next White House communications director

    Senior communications adviser Hope Hicks will likely take on the role of White House communications director, according to two sources inside the White House and one outside. Discussions are in the final stages, the sources said. Earlier this month, a White House official told CNN there were internal discussions that Stephen Miller, a senior adviser on policy, could be considered for an elevated communications role in addition to his current position. The role of communications director has been vacant since […]

  • MH370 — May 1

    New satellite photos show objects on water near potential MH370 crash site

    Newly-discovered satellite photos may have given scientists a fresh clue as to the location of Malaysian Airlines 370, one of the world’s most famous aviation mysteries. The four satellite photos, shot less than a month after MH370 disappeared in 2014, show 70 objects drifting on the ocean in the vicinity of the predicted crash zone, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said Wednesday. “(Geoscience Australia) analysis classified 12 objects as ‘probably man-made’ … but cannot determine whether they are aircraft […]

  • Obama’s Charlottesville tweet is most liked in Twitter history

    Former President Barack Obama’s tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the most liked tweet ever on the social network. Obama tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” Saturday that said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more […]

  • ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction

    ESPN apologized on Tuesday for a fantasy football segment of an auction draft where black players were sold to mostly white male bidders. “Auction drafts are a common part of fantasy football, and ESPN’s segments replicated an auction draft with a diverse slate of top professional football players,” the network statement said. “Without that context, we understand the optics could be portrayed as offensive, and we apologize.” On social media, reaction to the segment that was part of the 28-hour […]

  • Maria Sharapova granted US Open wild card

    Maria Sharapova is set to make her first grand slam appearance since serving a 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time major champion and a former world No. 1, has been given a wild card for the women’s singles main draw at the US Open. The USTA made the announcement on Tuesday, also giving wild cards to Taylor Townsend, Kayla Day, Sofia Kenin, Ashley Kratzer, Brienne Minor and Amandine Hesse. Sharapova, 30, returned to the WTA Tour in April and is […]