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Venezuela calls Trump’s warning of possible military action a ‘crazy act’ – CNN

Saturday, August 12, 2017

(CNN)US President Donald Trump said Friday he would not rule out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela. He has accused the regime of being led by a dictator. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/08/12/venezuela-reaction-trump-military-action-navarro-ac-sot.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_4’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170215193838-venezuelan-flag-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170215193838-venezuelan-flag-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170215193838-venezuelan-flag-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170215193838-venezuelan-flag-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170215193838-venezuelan-flag-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170215193838-venezuelan-flag-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170215193838-venezuelan-flag-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if…

Taylor Swift no longer defendant in lawsuit against her, others – CNN

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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‘We’ve Had Enough’: Conservatives Relish the ‘Fury’ in Trump’s Talk – New York Times

Saturday, August 12, 2017

“It doesn’t concern me,” said Zach Lozier, who was tucking into a barbecue dinner with his family Thursday at the Morgan County Fair in Brush, Colo. “We live in the safest part of the whole country.” But for many, the fact that North Korea has developed an intercontinental ballistic missile that might be able to hit mainland America only underscored their contention that President Trump was right in confronting the…

Ezekiel Elliott apologizes for ‘distraction and disruption,’ disagrees ‘strongly’ with NFL – Washington Post

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ezekiel Elliott is entering his second season with the Cowboys. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Ezekiel Elliott posted a statement Friday evening in which he apologized for causing “distraction and disruption.” The Cowboys running back also said that he disagreed “strongly” with the NFL, which announced earlier in the day that it was handing him a six-game suspension for violating its personal conduct policy. Accusing Elliott of committing “multiple instances of physical violence”…

Judge Throws Out DJ’s Case Against Taylor Swift in Groping Trial – Variety

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A judge has thrown out David Mueller’s case against Taylor Swift, according to the Associated Press, arguing that the radio DJ has no proof that her allegations of groping cost him his job. The highly publicized trial had raged on for the past four days, with Mueller suing Swift for $3 million, and the megastar countersuing for a mere $1 — in order to prove a point about sexual assault….

Music festivals line up in path of solar eclipse – USA TODAY

Saturday, August 12, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of August 21’s solar eclipse, buyers beware. Buzz60 Solar eclipse(Photo: hadzi3, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Hundreds of events across the country will celebrate the Great American Eclipse, but a few are adding a little extra something — music. Music festivals will kick off an entire weekend of eclipse mania leading up to the big event Aug. 21. At least five are lined up in the…

Ed Greene Dies: Emmy-Winning Sound Mixer & Audio Consultant Was 82 – Deadline

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Edward J. Greene, a 22-time Emmy-winning mixer in television production and postproduction and longtime Cinema Audio Society board member, died August 9 in Los Angeles. He was 82. “The Sound community has lost an icon,” said Cinema Audio Society President Mark Ulano. “And the CAS Board has lost the voice of someone who held a vast knowledge of the history and evolution of live sound recording. Ed was a mentor to many of…

Sony/ATV: No. 1 Music Publisher in the US for Five Consecutive Years – Variety

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has been named the No. 1 music publisher in the U.S. for the 20th consecutive quarter — five full years. The rankings are compiled every quarter by Billboard and are determined by music publishers’ market share of the top 100 U.S. radio airplay songs for the previous quarter, according to Nielsen Music data and song splits compiled by the Harry Fox Agency. The most recent survey covers…

‘Hamilton’ Is Known For Its Music, but What Did Alexander Hamilton Listen To? – New York Times

Saturday, August 12, 2017

And while rap aficionados and theater nerds have exhaustively cataloged the rich referential web of Mr. Miranda’s “Hamilton” score, little attention has been paid to the show’s engagement with the music that Alexander Hamilton would have known in his lifetime. My Shot Video by Lin-Manuel Miranda – Topic American Revolutionary Song: Chester – William Billings Video by Ian Berwick If the show’s creators had decided to “go there” to 1776,…

North Korea will ‘not get away’ with threats to US territory, Trump says in latest warnings – Washington Post

Friday, August 11, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Trump made fresh threats of force Friday against North Korea, writing on Twitter that the U.S. military is “locked and loaded” and later telling reporters that the isolated country would “truly regret it” if it attacks Guam or any other U.S. territory. “This man will not get away with what he’s doing, believe me,” Trump said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose nation, in open defiance of…

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games for conduct – ESPN

Friday, August 11, 2017

12:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday. The suspension comes as a result of an investigation that started more than a year ago after an ex-girlfriend accused Elliott of domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus City Attorney’s office announced in…

Winners and losers from Bills, Rams, Eagles mega-trades – ESPN

Friday, August 11, 2017

2:49 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Just when you thought the biggest story of the weekend might be the Ezekiel Elliott suspension, the Bills decided to flip their roster overnight with a pair of out-of-nowhere trades. Bills ship Watkins to Rams as part of two deals The Bills made a pair of deals Friday, sending WR Sammy Watkins and a sixth-round pick to the Rams…

Judge in Penn State hazing case orders trainer Tim Bream to court – ESPN

Friday, August 11, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The judge in the Penn State fraternity hazing case has issued a contempt hearing for assistant athletic director Tim Bream, listed as the Nittany Lions‘ head football trainer. Bream served as house manager for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in 2016 and 2017. He has not been charged in the case. Bream was not in the courtroom Friday when he was called…

Mega Millions and Powerball both worth more than $350M; here’s what you need to know – MLive.com

Friday, August 11, 2017

According to Allstate, you have better odds of sinking a hole-in-one on your birthday, being bitten by a dog while out for a jog and being a victim of identity theft by the time you’re 40. In fact the odds of all three of those things happening at 1 in 19.9 million. The odds of winning both Mega Millions and Powerball this weekend? 1 in 75,648,252,765,957,300. That’s more than 75…

Ex-girlfriend of former DJ testifies she never saw him grope Taylor Swift – ABC News

Friday, August 11, 2017

The ex-girlfriend of former radio DJ David Mueller testified today that she did not see him touch Taylor Swift in an inappropriate way, as the singer has alleged. Shannon Melcher, who currently manages sales and advertising at eight Colorado radio stations, took the stand on day four of the ongoing civil trial between the pop star and former radio DJ, whom Swift has accused of grabbing her backside during a…

‘Hamilton’ Is Known For Its Music, but What Did Alexander Hamilton Listen To? – New York Times

Friday, August 11, 2017

And while rap aficionados and theater nerds have exhaustively cataloged the rich referential web of Mr. Miranda’s “Hamilton” score, little attention has been paid to the show’s engagement with the music that Alexander Hamilton would have known in his lifetime. My Shot Video by Lin-Manuel Miranda – Topic American Revolutionary Song: Chester – William Billings Video by Ian Berwick If the show’s creators had decided to “go there” to 1776,…

‘Fight tonight?’ Explaining Trump’s retweet that says US bombers are ready to strike North Korea – Washington Post

Friday, August 11, 2017

U.S. tensions with North Korea took another turn Friday morning when President Trump opted to again highlight the threat the U.S. military could pose to Pyongyang, tweeting that “military solutions are now fully in place” and “locked and loaded” should North Korea “act unwisely.” But his next act on Twitter suggests that despite the bellicose rhetoric, the Pentagon is not on the brink of war. Trump retweeted a message from…

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games for conduct – ESPN

Friday, August 11, 2017

12:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment OXNARD, California — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday. The suspension comes as a result of an investigation that started more than a year ago after an ex-girlfriend accused Elliott of domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus City Attorney’s…

2 swimmers drown in Lake Superior off Duluth’s Park Point – Minnesota Public Radio News

Friday, August 11, 2017

A father and daughter died after they went missing while swimming in Lake Superior in Duluth Thursday afternoon. Rescuers were called to the scene near the city’s Park Point just before 4:30 p.m. on a report of two swimmers in distress. They pulled a 10-year-old girl from the water about an hour later. Her father was found shortly after 6 p.m. • Can you spot the drowning child? Know the…

1 dead in small plane crash in western Connecticut – Clay Center Dispatch

Friday, August 11, 2017

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 11:11 am | Updated: 11:31 am, Fri Aug 11, 2017. 1 dead in small plane crash in western Connecticut Associated Press | 0 comments NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities say one person was killed and two others were hurt when a small plane crashed in western Connecticut. Authorities say the single-engine Cessna 172 crashed near a small private airport in New Milford just before…