News Summary on Friday, December 7th 2018

Federal prosecutors seek prison for former Trump lawyer - World

[] Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced next Wednesday by US District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on all of the charges to which he pleaded guilty, including his admission of lying to Congress which was handled by Mueller's office We will be doing a major Counter Report to the Mueller Report, Trump tweeted

Who is Trump's UN nominee Heather Nauert?

[] Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Heather Nauert: Who is Trump's nominee for UN ambassador State Department spokesperson and former journalist Heather Nauert has been nominated to serve as the US ambassador to the United Nations

Who is William Barr, Trump's pick to be the next attorney general?

[] Bush won, and Barr joined his Justice Department, quickly rising through the ranks He told the newspaper that prosecutors who make political contributions are identifying fairly strongly with a political party and added: I would have liked to see [Mueller] have more balance on this group

Ted Baker boss Ray Kelvin is taking a leave of absence during a harassment investigation

[] Read more Ted Baker boss stays silent on ‘hugging’ probe in stock market update The chief executive will remain on leave until allegations have been fully investigated, with chief operating officer Lindsay Page stepping up to the top job on a temporary basis

Julian Assange REJECTS 'deal' to leave Ecuador's London embassy

[] Mr Moreno said his government had received written assurances from the UK government that they not to extradite Mr Assange to any country where he would face the death penalty They recently placed restrictions on his use of the embassy, including a requirement that he clean up after his cat

Aquarius, the last Mediterranean refugee rescue ship, ends operations

[] Salvini has refused to take more migrants from the Aquarius, demanding other European Union countries take a share of migrants He also said the rescue ships like Aquarius encouraged people to take the sea to cross towards Europe Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Germany's CDU party to vote on Angela Merkel's successor

[] The longest-serving head of the party was Helmut Kohl, who held the post between 1973 and 1998 At the series of rallies staged across the country ahead of the vote, Merz consistently received the warmest support He was constantly flanked by a team of aides and PR advisers, in contrast to his two far more accessible opponents

Former President George H.W. Bush was the first president in nearly 50 years to have a train memorial, and thousands showed up to pay their respects

[] Bush onto train which carried him to College Station, Texas 4/ Students from Salyer Elementary School wave flags at the train AP Photo/Gerald Herbert The above image shows the crowds of people in Navasota, Texas AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, Pool Family members follow the casket to its final resting place

All clear after bomb threat forces evacuation of CNN offices

[] Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN's New York offices Outside the building, CNN’s Brian Stelter and Don Lemon continued to broadcast Lemon said fire alarms rang and a loudspeaker told them they needed to evacuate during his live show

Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63

[] It did not elaborate on the details of Shelley's death but said that more information would be released later Their energy and intensity were worthy of punk, but they also had a melodic streak, with the song Everybody's Happy Nowadays sounding at times like a punk version of the Beach Boys Devoto left in 1977 and Shelley took over as lead singer

Mourinho lowers expectations, Herrera blasted, Fulham eye Darmian and Neymar odds

[] MOUR EXPECTS LESS Jose Mourinho has once again lowered the expectations of his Manchester United team as their winless Premier League run continues Read our verdict as the United boss showed he is not afraid to make huge calls, nor scared of big reputations

WATCH: Derrick Henry scores NFL record-equalling 99-yard touchdown for Titans

[] It was the 24-year-old's second touchdown on an evening when he rushed for a franchise-record 238 yards on 17 carries as the Titans kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 Follow the 2018-19 NFL season with us on Sky Sports and through our website skysports.com/NFL also our app for mobile devices and iPad, or follow our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL

Lamar leads Grammy nominations

[] Another milestone for women is in the non-classical producer of the year category, where songwriting extraordinaire Linda Perry earned a nomination She's just the seventh woman ever nominated for prize and first since 2004 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Rate These Christmas Movies And We'll Tell You If You've Been Naughty Or Nice This Year

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The "They Live Among Us" Meme Was The Best Thing On The Internet This Week

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Avengers 4 trailer: five things we learned about Marvel's Endgame movie

[] Cap’s beard should be counted among the fallen Photograph: Disney/Marvel Infinity War came unofficially billed as the most ambitious crossover of all time and many beloved Marvel characters did not survive to see the end of it (peace out Peter Parker, so long Doctor Strange, bye bye Black Panther, Star-Lord, Falcon and many more)

Jack Fincham emerges after Dani Dyer split to support pal Niall Aslam

[] While the focus of the interview segment was on Niall’s struggle with Asperger’s, conversation inevitably turned to the end of Jack and Dani’s six-month relationship *Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV Read More Showbiz and TV editor's picks IAC - James praised by bandmates Danniella unveils new face Dani and Jack awkward reunion Amal is a yummy mummy

Everything you need to need to know about Avengers: Endgame

[] After the Russo Brothers then revealed a cryptic image on Twitter to announce they'd wrapped production on Avengers 4, Mark responded in an effort to undermine the two Fans were also wondering whether Adam Warlock from the comics would make an appearance but the Russo brothers have also blasted this theory

Here Are The Nominees For The 2019 Grammy Awards

[] Beerbongs & Bentleys – Post Malone Dirty Computer – Janelle Monáe Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves Black Panther: The Album – Soundtrack Record of the Year I Like It Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin The Joke Brandi Carlile This is America Childish Gambino God’s Plan Drake Shallow Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper All The Stars Kendrick Lamar and SZA Rockstar Post Malone feat

Still a man's, man's, man's, man's world in the Grammy nominations?

[] But looking further down the list, the situation quickly becomes a case of same as it ever was Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow acknowledges the disparity but cautions against reading too much into those numbers for now That’s going to skew what this looks like to some degree

Here Are The Most-Streamed Artists, Albums And Songs On Spotify In 2018 — But Can You Guess The Results?

[] Spotify has released its end of year data which reveals the songs, artists and albums we loved listening to in 2018 But can you guess the most popular in each category It's the end of 2018, and we're looking back on the year Check out more of our Best of 2018 coverage! Post comment Sign in to comment

Kevin Hart out as Oscars host amid backlash from old homophobic tweets

[] Kevin Hart stepped down as Oscars host following social media backlash after his homophobic tweets from 2011 resurfaced.

Trump's kleptocrats vs. L.A.'s homelessness effort: Who's doing God's work?

[] Virginia Heffernan’s column, in contrast, chronicles the lives of rapacious kleptocrats who plunder every vulnerable niche in our economy Their unquenchable greed contributes significantly to the income inequality that condemns the homeless to live in tent cities or sleep under bushes

Declan Donnelly mocks Anne Hegerty after her I'm A Celebrity exit and jokes 'who can we rule out of trials now?'

[] We’ve got nobody to rule out on medical grounds anymore About a week ago my digestive system just said to me ‘I’m sorry, I'm not having any more rice I can have beans, I can have rice and beans but I am having no more rice because it is just going straight through’

Kevin Hart Has Stepped Down As Oscars Host After Refusing To Apologize For Anti-Gay Tweets

[] Hart said he would be choosing the latter option because he felt he'd already addressed the issue Now I can continue celebrating @PoseOnFX and @theebillyporter in peace The Academy and ABC did not immediately respond to a BuzzFeed News request for comment Thursday night

17 Pictures That Prove Drunk People Were The Best Part Of 2018

[] They appreciated the finer things in life: 4 They could not have been more polite: 8 They made profoundly astute observations: 17 Check out more of our Best of 2018 coverage! Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

15 Kids Who Definitely Take After The Weird Side Of The Family

[] This kid, who doesn't exactly believe in stranger danger: 10 And this kid, whose drawing raises a lot of questions and not enough answers: Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Deal or no deal?: Theresa May’s Brexit standoff

[] A vote on Britain’s separation from the European Union, how veterans’ stay at Trump’s D.C. hotel (courtesy of Saudi Arabia) may have violated the Constitution, and a photojournalist reconnects with a subject gone viral.

Pete Shelley, co-founder of punk band the Buzzcocks, dies at 63

[] Derek Bauer Fullscreen In this April 13, 2012 photo, Roy Clark smirks after joking around during his 79th birthday show at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa, Okla 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash Gary Stuart, AP Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide

We Finally Got An Answer To Whether The Little Girl At The End Of "Ralph Breaks The Internet" Is Baby Moana

[] And, to add further credence to the theory, the character is referred to as Mo in the credits and Nicole Scherzinger, who voiced Moana's mother, also voices Mo's mom Well the film's directors, Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, recently did an interview with Entertainment Weekly where they set the record straight

The Best Moments From The Game Awards 2018

[] You've got all the emotion and sincerity and awkwardness of a celebration show, paired with E3-style hype Last night's Game Awards were a giddy mixture of the two, and there were some truly wonderful moments and surprises peppered throughout the near-3-hour show

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds Joker as a DLC fighter – but not the one you're thinking of

[] Joker is the trickster protagonist in Persona 5, the popular Atlus RPG that sees a crew of high school teens battling supernatural forces instead of doing their homework Cue a lot of combat possibilities for Super Smash Bros You can check out the full (and very well-animated) announcement in the 'Take Your Heart' trailer below

Far Cry New Dawn debuted at Game Awards 2018

[] You'll use makeshift weapons (Image: Ubisoft) A new addition to the series is Expeditions, a set of unique missions set in different locations across the US where the player has to get their hands on a cache of materials and then make their escape Far Cry New Dawn is released on February 15 2019 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

The Last Campfire Reveal Trailer

[] The next game from Hello Games, the team behind No Man's Sky.

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[] We also sat down with Denison, a senior editor here at Digital Trends, to talk about the best streaming devices For more information, check out the DT Live homepage, and be sure to watch live for the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, among other prizes

LIVE UPDATES: France in crisis as country braces for more violence

[] He declined to give too many details of the security plan for Saturday in Paris for fearing of tipping off the rioters #GiletsJaunes : suivez en direct la conférence de presse de @CCastaner 📺➡ https://t.co/vIp9eqUUIg pic.twitter.com/KAtLiOGkWh LCI (@LCI) December 7, 2018 11:30 - Live blog We've decided to launch alive blog to cover the day's news around the yellow vest movement and the planned protests on Saturday

Images of French high-school pupils forced to kneel by police cause uproar

[] I decided to proceed to show the determination of the state, adding that there had been unacceptable violence The images only promise to add to the tensions in France with high- school students set to stage more protests on Friday ahead of the latest 'yellow vest' protest in Paris on Saturday, where authorities fear significant violence

Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

[] And Mueller’s team will also be disclosing what they say former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about when his plea deal fell apart last month The court filings will close out a busy week for Mueller as the president has heightened his attacks on the investigation

Diet passes bill to accept more foreign workers

[] Those who have gone through the existing technical intern program for more than three years will be able to obtain the status without sitting for the tests, and the government expects many interns to apply for the visa Some have expressed concern that Japan's already ballooning social security costs may increase with the rise in the number of foreigners and the government is considering applying stricter eligibility rules for health insurance system benefits

Manafort Lied About Contacts With Trump Team, Mueller Filing Says

[] Paul Manafort arriving for a court hearing in Washington in June Breaking News: *Manafort Lied About Contacts With Trump Administration, Special Counsel Mueller Says in Filing *Manafort Said He Had No Contact With Administration But Had Authorized Contact in May, Mueller Says *Mueller: Manafort Told ‘Multiple, Discernible Lies’ in Interviews With FBI, Special Counsel *Mueller: Manafort Also Lied About Interactions With Ukraine Associate, Business Payment *Parts of Filing Redacted; Full Details Of Manafort’s Alleged Lies Unclear *Manafort Has Denied Intentionally Providing Misleading Information *Manafort Served as Trump Campaign Chairman in 2016 *Mueller Earlier Said Manafort Lied After Reaching Plea Deal, Breaching Agreement (More to Come)

Cohen spoke to Russian offering Putin meeting for Trump, Mueller reveals

[] US intelligence agencies have concluded the action was aimed at helping Trump and harming the campaign of Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Trump’s plans to develop a building in Russia He also pleaded guilty to several financial crimes relating to his business and tax affairs

Baby born after first ever womb transplant from dead donor

[] Sleeping peacefully in her mother’s arms, this is the little girl whose birth gives hope to thousands of childless women Mrs Amorim de Lima said the years after her medical diagnosis were difficult as she tried to come to terms with the devastating news

Feds Recommend Substantial Sentence For Michael Cohen

[] Last week, Cohen accepted a plea deal in a separate case and admitted that he’d lied to Congress about the extent of the Trump Organization’s planned real estate development in Moscow SDNY Cohen Sentencing Memo by Anonymous wUhMotV on Scribd This is a developing story

Michael Cohen should serve ‘substantial’ jail time: Mueller

[] Special counsel Robert Mueller recommended Friday a substantial prison term for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime fixer and former personal attorney However, the project was still moving forward in June 2016, and Mr. Trump even considered traveling to Russia after the Republican National Convention to keep it alive, according to court documents

Angela Merkel’s preferred candidate becomes party leader

[] The AKK attack succeedsAngela Merkel’s preferred candidate becomes party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer takes over at the helm of the Christian Democratic Union, though not yet as chancellor AFTER 18 years, Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union has a new leader She backed Mrs Merkel's controversial refugee policy but was not especially liberal at home: her Saarland government subjected some refugees to compulsory X-rays to determine their age

Wall St. tumbles; S&P posts biggest weekly loss since March

[] The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 559.33 points, or 2.24 percent, to 24,388.34, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 62.86 points, or 2.33 percent, to 2,633.09 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 219.01 points, or 3.05 percent, to 6,969.25 Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

US wants Huawei executive 'to face charges over Iran sanctions'

[] Meng's lawyer, David Martin, disputed the prosecutor's call to deny bail, saying, The fact a person has worked hard and has extraordinary resources cannot be a factor that would exclude them from bail Chinese state media slammed Meng's arrest, accusing the US of trying to stifle Huawei and curb its global expansion

Informer 3838: A web of deceit

[] Murder, mayhem and corruption Terence Hodson and his wife Christine were executed in their Kew home in May 2004 after a leaked police file revealed that Terence, a veteran criminal, had become an informer Beginning early next year, the royal commission will start to unwind this 15-year-long scandal to determine just where it all went wrong, and why

Court Deadlines Set Stage For More Robert Mueller Russia Investigation Details

[] In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts, including tax evasion and campaign finance violations He said Trump had directed him before the 2016 election to arrange payments to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, both of whom alleged they had affairs with Trump ___ Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo contributed to this report

We just got a new sign that the pain from Trump's trade war is getting worse, and it's spreading to even more businesses like restaurants

[] There are two explanations why more industries are starting to feel the squeeze from the tariffs: The first wave of Trump's tariffs applied to a limited set of industrial and technical goods, limiting the impact to manufacturing and industrial companies

Exclusive: Mueller investigators questioned John Kelly in obstruction probe

[] MUST WATCH Washington (CNN)White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in recent months, three people with knowledge of the matter told CNN The President was angry at then-White House counsel Don McGahn about what had been reported by The New York Times

American taxpayers spend $27 million to ease deportees’ lives in Central America: GAO

[] Reception centers and shelters have been set up in each country, usually close to the airports and bus terminals where deportees arrive Given the trauma that many of these people suffer in no small part as a result of President Trump’s inhumane approach to migrants psychosocial services for returnees must also be significantly scaled up, he said

Trump nominates George H.W. Bush’s former attorney general to head up the Justice Department

[] Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the US House Intelligence Committee on his investigation of potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.Aaron P Read more: Here's a glimpse at Trump's decades-long history of business ties to Russia In this context, there's been a great deal of speculation over who Trump would nominate to lead the Justice Department in terms of how it would ultimately impact Mueller's ongoing inquiry Barr did not immediately respond to a request for comment from INSIDER

Images of students’ arrests ‘shocking’, France in ‘exceptional violence’ – education minister

[] D'autres images de l'interpellation de dizaines de lycéens, aujourd'hui à Mantes-la-Jolie Similar clashes happened across the whole of France, and as of Friday some 700 high schools across the country were disturbed by protests and 400 of them were closed

The (Brief) Return of Civility

[] Memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush highlighted the differences – and similarities – between Washington then and now.

'Of course we're scared': Paris prepares for the worst

[] Last weekend's 'unprecedented violence' saw buildings set alight, dozens of restaurants and shops sacked and pillaged and over 100 cars burned in the plush west of Paris around the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysees and Opera Another cafe owner said they would also be shutting up tomorrow and boarding the windows because their insurance provider had advised them to

Mum and ex whose baby died with 41 injuries and fractured skull are jailed

[] She shouted: You have got it wrong, Sam just tell them you done it The court heard how the former couple had a fractious relationship Derek Benson, chairman of the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board, confirmed a review is being carried out of the handling of the child's care by the authorities

Paris protests 'created a monster'

[] Several football matches have also been postponed, including those between Paris and Montpellier, and Saint-Etienne and Marseille The protest movement has gained momentum via social media, encompassing a whole range of participants from the anarchist far left to the nationalist far right, and moderates in between

Orphan of Lockerbie's son lives as recluse near crash site where family died

[] The son of the 'Orphan of Lockerbie' lives as a recluse just miles from the site where his family were obliterated in the Lockerbie terror attack, it's been revealed According to his grandmother Valerie Stevenson, Luke is a grounded young man who won't be flaunting his wealth

How new Trump rules could leave tens of thousands of immigrants ineligible for green cards

[] Ana Julia Ayala, an immigrant from El Salvador, waits for her son to depart a naturalization ceremony on March 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California Thousands of Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, have trekked for over a month in the hopes of reaching the United States

‘Like execution by firing squad’: VIDEO of French students’ arrest by armed police stirs OUTRAGE

[] The unarmed teens, most with backpacks, standing on their knees created a sharp contrast with armed-to-the-teeth officers For me what happens in the picture is intolerable, regardless of the context, one person noted Police resorted to tear gas to disperse rioting teens

61% of South Koreans welcome Kim Jong-un's Seoul visit: poll

[] North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, center, arrives at the Beijing International airport in Beijing, Dec. 6 Yonhap Moon earlier said Kim's visit was still possible and stressed it would provide huge momentum to advance stalled denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang

Louvre and Eiffel Tower to close as Paris readies for 'significant violence'

[] Six Ligue 1 football games, one involving Paris Saint-Germain, scheduled for Saturday have been postponed Macron, whose approval ratings are down to just 23 percent, will speak about the issue early next week, Richard Ferrand, a senior MP from the president's party, said late Thursday Restoring the wealth tax has become a core demand of the yellow vests, alongside the fuel tax rollback and an increase in the minimum wage

Yemen's warring sides gather in Sweden for peace talks

[] Peace can only be reached if the Saudis, Emiratis and Iranians stop intervening in Yemen's affairs Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni activist and co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize 'Heading in the right direction' The Houthis have told Al Jazeera they are committed to the talks and are willing to hand over the strategic port of Hodeidah to the UN

Grave fears for missing Brit backpacker as dad makes emotional appeal

[] He said: One of us would usually have a chat or a text every day Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online UK on red alert for Russian spy attacks Headlock leaves woman with 'paralysis' Moment before teen shoots driver UC claimants won't get Xmas bonus

South Korea has invited Kim Jong-un to Seoul Dec. 12-14, report says

[] 20, during the two leaders' third inter-Korean summit A rumor on Friday said that Kim Jong-un, if he visited Seoul, would visit Grand Walkerhill Seoul Hotel, above, and N-Tower Namsan in Jung-gu District and Grand Walkerhill Seoul Hotel in Gwangjin-gu District

Appeals To Scott Walker: Don't Stain Legacy, Veto Bills

[] Although he’s not said what he plans to do next, he may want to stay active in Wisconsin politics, perhaps to run for the U.S. Senate in 2022 It’s not clear how his political prospects would be affected by signing the legislation ___ Follow Scott Bauer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbauerAP Download

Japan needs immigrants, but do immigrants need Japan?

[] Yusuke Furumi at work in the Inbound Japan office with his Vietnamese colleague, Angel Phan Five years ago, Inbound Japan started providing foreign students with cheap dorm rooms Edited by Jenni Marsh and James Griffiths, photo editing by Jason Kwok and graphics by Natalie Leung in Hong Kong

Arrest triggers fresh doubts about Trump's ability to deliver on China deal

[] The Chinese will absolutely interpret it as being directly connected, said Dean Cheng, a Heritage Foundation senior research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs CNN's Pam Brown, Kevin Liptak, Jethro Mullen and Paula Newton contributed to this report

Two ex-top court justices avoid arrest in power abuse probe

[] Prosecutors believe that Yang sought to establish a separate court of appeals and needed presidential approval to push it forward Among the trials in question are a damages suit filed by Korean victims of Japan's wartime forced labor Ko served as NCA chief from February 2016 to May 2017 and retired in August this year

Trump targets two Obama-era green rules to boost oil and coal production despite climate change warnings

[] - US President Donald Trump said Friday, October 19, 2018, that he found credible Saudi Arabia's assertion that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of a fight AFP/Getty 49/50 19 October 2018 A Palestinian youth runs past a rolling burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration after the weekly Friday prayers, in the centre of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron AFP/Getty 50/50 18 October 2018 Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States, leave Guatemala City

South Korean diplomat to lead UN development agencies

[] development agencies next year, Seoul's foreign ministry said Friday Office for Project Services (UNOPS) during its special session following the election Thursday During his one-year term, Cho will preside over the board's regular sessions, set for January and September, and its annual gathering slated for June

Democrat Dan McCready Retracts His Concession Amid North Carolina Vote Fraud Probe

[] pic.twitter.com/2hcT00DVhQ Dan McCready for NC (@McCreadyForNC) December 6, 2018 Over the past week, the three people who have come forward to say they were hired to collect absentee ballots said they were paid by McCrae Dowless, a campaign operative who was working on behalf of Harris

Blazin’ 5: Colin’s picks for 2018-19 NFL Week 14 (VIDEO)

[] Blazin’ 5: Colin’s picks for 2018-19 NFL Week 14 Video Details Colin Cowherd makes his five best pro football picks for this week's action in the NFL

Colin Cowherd to LeBron James: ‘Why in the world do you need Carmelo Anthony?” (VIDEO)

[] Colin Cowherd to LeBron James: ‘Why in the world do you need Carmelo Anthony Video Details Colin Cowherd explains why it is a terrible idea for the Los Angeles Lakers to sign Carmelo Anthony to play alongside LeBron James More Videos »

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales available for England after Cricket Discipline Commission hearing

[] Meanwhile, Hales received a six-match ban, but has already missed two of those matches with the remaining four suspended for 12 months from the date of the hearing All-rounder Stokes, 27, was found not guilty of affray following a trial at Bristol Crown Court earlier this year while batsman Hales, 29, was not charged by police

Nick Wright thinks Sunday’s Cowboys vs. Eagles game determines Dak Prescott’s future in Dallas (VIDEO)

[] Eagles game determines Dak Prescott’s future in Dallas Video Details Nick Wright and Chris Canty previews Sunday's Dallas Cowboys vs Nick explains how this game will determines Dak Prescott's future in Dallas

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp stands firm over 'dangerous' Burnley tackling

[] Liverpool manager Klopp, a former centre-back, insists nobody wants to deny sliding tackles but that football needs to be careful they are performed in the right moment Klopp has been criticised for his comments regarding Burnley's style of play after he urged referees to give his Liverpool's players more protection But he said: It's a bit of dangerous play, I stick to that opinion

Henry, Titans deliver first shot in crowded AFC playoff race

[] It took the convincing of some paid spectators, who wouldn’t have stayed this deep into a dead-on-arrival weeknight game had their running back not been on the verge of a record-tying fifth touchdown This was a team blanked by the Ravens about two months ago Should this breakout sustain, the chances are we won’t see him getting breathers again The Titans are going to need a few more of those over the next month

NFL 2018: More Explosive Plays Than Ever

[] There are more reasons we’ll get into, including some you might not have expected Is the Giants’ late-season surge bad for business when it comes to 2019 Plug this into your car at full volume and glide through the logjammed parkway traffic with never-before-seen panache

Arsenal aces filmed taking hippy crack face dressing down from club chiefs

[] Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Premier League champions Manchester City the following weekend and then suffered a 3-2 loss away at Chelsea on August 18 RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk

Marcus Mariota, Titans Demolish Jaguars Behind Derrick Henry's Monster Night

[] James Kenney/Associated Press The Tennessee Titans kept their playoff hopes alive with a 30-9 home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Maybe the #Texans from 2012-13, but that was a perfect storm of injuries, bad luck in close games and a QB whose game fell off a cliff

Jay Glazer shares the latest news regarding Alex Smith’s devastating injury (VIDEO)

[] Jay Glazer shares the latest news regarding Alex Smith’s devastating injury Video Details There are new concerns following Alex Smith's leg surgery

There's no stopping the new Blake Griffin

[] Even as Griffin rounded out his game, the flexibility afforded by his catching the ball on the move and making plays in traffic helped carry one of the best (if ill-fated) teams of its era It’s Griffin who makes it possible, and Pistons coach Dwane Casey who thought it so

Jaguars vs. Titans: Live Updates, Score and Highlights for Thursday Night Football

[] Facebook Logo Twitter Logo Copy Link Icon Jaguars vs #DUUUVAL📺: #JAXvsTEN is NEXT on @nflnetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideo https://t.co/EFNFQJvBPb Clock Icon13 minutes ago Lewan Just Wants a Fair Game 😂 Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL .@TaylorLewan77 trying pregame honey after postgame vinegar last week with officials

NFL considering changes to punt rules for 2019

[] NFL considering changes to punt rules for 2019 | FIRST CALL WITH MIKE AND DEAN Video Details Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino preview the Thursday night matchup between the Jaguars and Titans They also discuss the NFL's decision to consider changes on the punt play for 2019

These stocks suffered the biggest losses of the week

[] CSCO, -4.03% -3.0% -4.0% 21.3% 26.7% McDonald's Corp. MCD, -1.34% -2.9% -1.3% 6.3% 41.4% Chevron Corp. CVX, -0.36% -2.9% -0.4% -7.7% 6.4% Coca-Cola Co. KO, -0.59% -2.6% -0.6% 7.0% 10.7% Nike Inc We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment

At 26, Hip-Hop Star Russ Is Earning $15M A Year—And Showing How To Succeed In Music Now

[] Artists need to start taking back the power and start taking back the leverage Because I am still eating off decisions I made back then His first checks started out as small as 20 cents apiece, but eventually they increased by orders of magnitude Reach Zack O'Malley Greenburg at ZGreenburg@forbes.com

US employers added 155,000 jobs in November, missing expectations

[] U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, missing Wall Street’s expectations for an increase of 200,000 jobs, after an already rocky week for stocks exacerbated on Thursday by investor fears that a U.S-China trade deal could be reneged amid newly inflamed tensions Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Larry Kudlow will join FOX Business’ Stuart Varney at 10:15 a.m. ET for a full analysis of the latest data and what it means for U.S. workers and the economy

Stock futures point lower on caution over US economy's strength

[] In Europe equities were mostly higher, with Britain’s FTSE 100 up 1.51 percent, France’s CAC 40 added 1.45 percent and Germany’s DAX added 0.70 percent The late day turn around has the averages now little changed on an annual basis The sectors that failed to trim losses included financials and energy stocks

Europe seen higher as investors monitor economic data; oil prices slide ahead of OPEC meeting

[] Crucial vote Back in Europe, Germany could be about to find out who is likely to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel as the country's largest and dominant political party holds a crucial election on Friday The influential cartel and its allied oil-producing nations are set to debate the terms of production cuts in Vienna, Austria on Friday

U.S.-China trade war fears spook Wall Street

[] At one point during Thursday’s trading session, all three of the major U.S. stock indexes were down more than 3 percent, putting each back in the red for the year Losses might have been pared by a Wall Street Journal report less than an hour before the closing bell that suggested the Federal Reserve could adopt a wait-and-see approach on future interest rate increases • This article is based in part on wire-service reports

A High School Descended Into Utter Chaos After Students Were Told A Fake Active Shooter Drill Was Real

[] Next time take into consideration the aftermath of it 12:07 AM - 07 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite isabelle schena @izzyschenaa THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL! They conducted a code red drill w/out telling staff or students & faked a school shooting!! These kids are traumatized!! Kids are in the hospital from being trampled, had to be sent home bc of panic attacks, families were scared shitless..

Ariana Grande Released A New “Thank U, Next” Behind-The-Scenes Video Complete With A Kim Kardashian West Cameo

[] You know what they say, the best cure for trauma: hit records! The rest of the behind-the-scenes video takes place on the set re-creating the Mean Girls Jingle Bell Rock scene The celebration of Thank U, Next is still not over yet, though, as the video says a third behind-the-scenes video is coming soon

A White Supremacist Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder For Killing A Unite The Right Counterprotester

[] was also found guilty of five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding, and one count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving a death in the attack that injured dozens of others And when an officer informed Fields during an interrogation that a woman had died in the collision, he sobbed and hyperventilated for several minutes No prominent white nationalist leaders attended Fields’ trial

18 People Who Didn't Get What They Expected In 2018

[] This cosplayer whose Deadpool costume didn't arrive as advertised: 4 https://t.co/vfmWMTtKEb 05:26 PM - 24 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 12 This person whose mother was expecting to receive a nice family photo: 14 Check out more of our Best of 2018 coverage! Post comment Sign in to comment

Ted Baker’s CEO Has Stepped Aside Amid Calls To Stop “Forced Hugging” At The Company

[] On Friday, Ted Baker announced Kelvin would take a voluntary leave of absence so the allegations could be investigated, with Chief Operating Officer Lindsay Page being immediately appointed as acting CEO In a statement from Organise, the campaign platform that hosted the petition, it thanked supporters and said it received a phone call from Ted Baker saying it’s ‘open to changing the way we do things’ when it comes to hugs

Israeli Scammers Swindle 3000 French of $20 Million, Many Other Countries - No Wonder Macron Is Hated

[] French and Israeli media report that a group largely made up of Israelis scammed 3,000 French citizens out of approximately $20 million In January FBI agents raided at least one Israeli company and questioned the owner of some other Israeli companies that are accused of targeting Americans

16 Times Cats Saved The Internet This Week

[] This week, Richard was feeling v festive: 2 This one perhaps got a little too carried away with their dessert: 🐈 @catsu 12:53 PM - 02 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 10 And this precious angel celebrated her first birthday!!! Looking for even more animals in your life

The "They Live Among Us" Meme Was The Best Thing On The Internet This Week

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Hey, Mr. Trump! Tear Down That Deep State Wall... Of Secrecy

[] That is, the January 6, 2017 report entitled, Assessing Russian Activities And Intentions in Recent US Elections The report was nothing of the kind, of course, and is now well-understood to have been written by outgoing CIA director John Brennan and a hand-picked posse of politicized analysts from the CIA, FBI and NSA The above originally appeared at  David Stockman's Contra Corner

The Grammy Nominations Were Just Announced And Twitter Is In Meltdown

[] Tap to play GIF Every year someone is mad that their fav didn't make the cut, especially when it comes to the big ones @prismaticdreamm Lmao wtf is happening to the scammys Rihanna News @TeamOfRihanna On this #GRAMMYs nominations day, I wanted to remind y'all that Rihanna's Anti was SNUBBED and ROBBED

RussiaHoax: A Titanic Battle Looms in the New Year

[] The author is a prominent American social critic, blogger, and podcaster, and one of our all-time favorite pessimists These theorists believe that modern society is headed for a jarring and painful crack-up They were alarmed when he went over to Mr. Trump’s campaign, and determined to disable him

RussiaHoax: Trump Hurls Thunderbolt Tweets at Mueller and his ‘Best Friend’, ‘Lyin Leakin Comey’

[] Trump is not happy with the status of the Russia probe and the continued Witch Hunt led by corrupt and dishonest Robert Mueller Trump's tweets highlight Mueller's many conflicts of interest: Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018 .....overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court

Qantas Has Asked For Staff Volunteers To Work For Free Over Christmas

[] The program is set to run at Sydney International Terminal over the Christmas peak travel period BuzzFeed News understands that the program has so far been popular The ASU says it will probably take the issue to the Fair Work Commission, after Qantas refused its request to cease the program

Number of cultural sites to close in Paris on Saturday reaches 48

[] But some streets like the Champs-Elysées and Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré will be entirely shut down and boarded up Residents in the area have told The Local of their fears of more violence The full list of the sites and events impacted by the protest can be viewed HERE

So "Dad Fashion" Is Officially Our Favorite 2018 Fashion Trend

[] Just throw on a big, professor-y dad cardigan on top, and you're in business, kiddo View Results View Results Go Back And Vote Go Back And Vote This '90s Bob Is The Haircut You Need To Shake Up Your Winter Look This Year This post was translated from Spanish

The "Avengers" 4 Trailer Is Finally Here And OMGGGG Asdfghjkl

[] Meanwhile, Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is floating around in space, out of food and low on oxygen and looking very screwed indeed sℴ ℘ ℎ ⅈ ℯ @BeenOnMars punching myself in the stomach would hurt less#AvengersEndgame 01:47 PM - 07 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite norm’s manon | 111 @reedusrise CAN’T BELIEVE THAT GIANT GRAPE MADE MY HEROES CRY I CAN’T BELIEVE HE TOOK EVERYTHING AWAY FROM THEM THIS IS NOT OKAY #AvengersEndgame 01:47 PM - 07 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite sophie☀️ @lovexfandoms_ STEVE AND THAT TEAR, THIS PART BROKE MY HEART INTO A MILLION PIECES 😭😭 SOMEONE CALL 911 #AvengersEndgame 01:48 PM - 07 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo, the movie's directors, also shared a message on Friday with fans: For those who have been here since the beginning

US Desperate to Pin Blame for INF Death on Russia Because It Will Be Europe That Pays the Price

[] President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, The arguments cited are essentially clear: Russia and the United States are the only countries that do not produce weapons of this kind This is the first time in the past 35 years (since 1987) that the US conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation in those waters claimed by Russia

Here Are The Most-Streamed Artists, Albums And Songs On Spotify In 2018 — But Can You Guess The Results?

[] Spotify has released its end of year data which reveals the songs, artists and albums we loved listening to in 2018 But can you guess the most popular in each category It's the end of 2018, and we're looking back on the year Check out more of our Best of 2018 coverage! Post comment Sign in to comment

Drain the Neocon Swamp — Start with Mattis

[] Fash the Nation  is excellent, conservative, in-depth political analysis He accused Russia of election meddling, when no country has done more to interfere in the governments of foreign nations than the United States As the American public becomes increasingly dissatisfied with elected officials and the elite, he accused other governments not caring about their people

First official Avengers 4 trailer prepares for the emotional end

[] Many of Earth’s mightiest heroes are still dealing with the loss of their close friends who faded into dust during Infinity War ’s most climactic moment It comprises 22 films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and the upcoming Captain Marvel It’s preceded by Captain Marvel , and it will be followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home

A 13-Year-Old Autistic Student Died After Being Physically Restrained At School

[] We have since been informed, the student has passed away, Rose said The state has suspended the school's certification as it continues its own investigation of the incident, Fox 40 reported As a result of the suspension, the school won't be able to accept additional students

Tucker: Trump Won't Get Anything Done, But He's Invaluable Just the Same

[] The Democratic Party is out of touch with the working class Michael Flynn had the potential to be the best National Security Advisor of all time but he was spied on and sabotaged by the CIA/FBI This horrendous system wasn't created overnight and it can't be fixed overnight FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018

OK Guys, It's Time To Answer The Most Important Music Questions Of The Year

[] View Results View Results Go Back And Vote Go Back And Vote And which superstar had the greatest tour Taylor Swift with her Reputation Stadium Tour Via Big Machine Bruno Mars with his 24K Magic World Tour Via Atlantic Beyoncé and Jay-Z with their On the Run II Tour Via Parkwood / Columbia/ S.C / Roc Nation Harry Styles with his Live on Tour debut Via Erskine / Columbia Oops Check out more of our Best of 2018 coverage! Post comment Sign in to comment

Trump’s Neocons Have Always Hated Arms Control Agreements, INF Is No Different

[] So, Washington’s announcement has more to do with the absence of other countries as signatories to the pact, than any alleged Russian violations And the same could be the case with what the US seeks to achieve in announcing its intention to leave the INF

US Prepares to Sail Warship Into Black Sea, Citing Kerch Strait Skirmish

[] A Pentagon naval official sought to downplay the significance of the potential maneuver, saying in a statement: Our US 6th Fleet is always prepared to respond where called Of course, Russia will view any provocative action in the Black Sea as an even greater threat in its backyard at a moment tensions are soaring

This Guy Responded To Cops Who Posted His Mugshot On Facebook And Hilarity Ensued

[] Florence didn't immediately have the information on Akers' original crime He told the police department that he was just taking his time, but don't worry, he was on his way(??) It is good to get engaged with the community, even those who are wanted, he said

38 Things Under $20 That’ll Win At White Elephant Gift Exchanges

[] A mini cactus humidifier even the ~prickliest~ co-worker would love It automatically shuts off after four hours Obsessed with these velvet scrunchies no more boring ponytails It's a very beautiful blue color and the outside edges of the pages are gold Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

This Viral NYC Middle Finger Fight Is So Intense, It Does Matter If It's Real

[] Two guys had an epic showdown on the streets of NYC and you wouldn't want to be caught in the middle Although society would be a much more peaceful place if people resolved their arguments with a simple hand gesture, Guy Blelloch confirmed to The Daily Beast that he made it with friends

NATO Should be Disbanded, and the West Should Work with Russia for a Common Defense

[] Introduction The North Atlantic Treaty Organization came into being on April 4, 1949, in Washington, DC The Collapse of Mexico Mexico has never been a paragon of stability and security, but the total collapse of the Mexican state and surrender to narco-terrorists and drug cartels in the last 20 years is unprecedented

31 "Stranger Things" Behind-The-Scenes Facts That'll Make You Say, "Oh, That's Actually Really Interesting"

[] David Harbour said, His backstory with his daughter has so much complexity It's about changes in the kids' relationships with each other Think of it as a summer-set storyline fueled by young love and raging hormones Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Unusual but true: A drone that could save your life

[] In stories this week, we have a drone that could save your life, female prisoners participate in beauty pageant, a girl who married herself, the real-life Edward Scissorhands, and the swimming cat All the interesting, odd anecdotes from around the world are here, in our news review

Here They Are, 100 Of The Funniest British Tweets Of 2018

[] Philip Larkin @philiplarkin Just spotted a cat on someone's porch, miaowing to be let in the ollie and the ivy 🎄 @ProducerOllie just remove the spike https://t.co/qEd33eohhw 10:28 PM - 06 Mar 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 52 Adam McKola @AdamMcKola Beautiful tribute to Bradley and Stacey off Eastenders

Russian Federation SITREP -- December 6, 2018

[] Russia is now for the first time in its history food self-sufficient while simultaneously exporting more food than ever before With this clout, Russia is prepared to withstand the economic siege, that the US regime is hatching Salome Zurabishvili is the new President of Georgia Step one of what Scott Adams calls his persuasion technique?)

16 Nightmare Roommate Situations That Will Trigger You

[] This tray of solidified bacon grease: 5 These foot callus shavings on the communal coffee table: 7 This biohazard (yeah, that's pee in the bottles): 8 This smoothie that became a science project: 15 This roommate who left the sink running: 16

21 Horror Movies So Disturbing, People Couldn't Finish Watching Them

[] I went upstairs to pet my dogs so I could calm down Begotten (1990) It’s a silent black and white film that reimagines the story of Genesis erinelizabethg Want to be featured in a future BuzzFeed post or video Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter! Some entries have been edited for length or clarity

One Snub Too Many: Kremlin Ready to Turn Against Trump as Patience Coming to an End

[] Black Sea military tensions:  UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called the attack on Ukrainian ships a reckless and outlaw action at an emergency Security Council meeting Optimism across Russia  from domestic media to government officials  is waning.. Here we’re seeing huge swings in one direction and another

Beware: Flu spreading at alarming speed

[] Earlier last month, the government issued a nationwide influenza warning A typical influenza is characterized by a mixture of Type A and Type B strains, which involves fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headaches, and runny nose It takes about four days for most young and healthy people to fully recover, but the flu can be fatal to those with weaker immune systems such as infants and elderly people

Lego items create Shanghai landmark

[] Lego staff members, parents and children built a super modern metropolitan with parking aprons, ring bridges, and other cool features Models such as the Chinese Hall at the World Expo, Disneyland, and Shanghai's traditional shikumen buildings are also on display

Can You Ace This Surprisingly Difficult 2018 Trivia Quiz?

[] Wilson / Getty Images Blake Shelton Via Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images Dwayne Johnson Via Aaron Davidson / Getty Images David Beckham Via WPA Pool / Getty Images Sly Duck Via Kakprosto.ru Distracted Boyfriend Via Antonio Guillem / Shutterstock Is This a Pigeon Justin Bieber Via Universal Latin Redbone by Childish Gambino Via Glassnote It's the end of 2018, and we're looking back on the year Check out more of our Best of 2018 coverage! Post comment Sign in to comment

I Grew Up In The Real Riverdale And Here's How It Compares To The Show "Riverdale"

[] Story time: I was a pre-teen Archie Comics superfan Real Riverdale is broken into North Riverdale and South Riverdale, which is reminiscent of the North and South sides of Riverdale on the show And, finally, here's a quick list of things I'm pretty sure Real Riverdale doesn't have: Jingle Jangle, Gryphons & Gargoyles, Gargoyle King, EXTREMELY HOT teenagers, EXTREMELY HOT teenagers who are actually 20-somethings, murderous parents, a mobster named Papa Poutine, his son named Small Fry, prison fight clubs, the Red Circle, a farm that's really a cult, Sisters of Quiet Mercy, and Miss Grundy

17 Times The Beatles Were Actually Hilarious

[] Tap to play GIF CORRECTION Dec. 06, 2018, at 17:14 PM John dropped that top-notch dad joke about zest A previous version of this post attributed it to Ringo Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

17 Pictures That Prove Drunk People Were The Best Part Of 2018

[] They appreciated the finer things in life: 4 They could not have been more polite: 8 They made profoundly astute observations: 17 Check out more of our Best of 2018 coverage! Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

15 Kids Who Definitely Take After The Weird Side Of The Family

[] This kid, who doesn't exactly believe in stranger danger: 10 And this kid, whose drawing raises a lot of questions and not enough answers: Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

17 "Riverdale" Tweets That Prove None Of Us Know What The Hell Is Happening

[] Charles Jacker @xChuckJx Police: You’re under arrest for the murder of Cassidy Bullock Archie: I didn’t do it!Me:#Riverdale 01:01 AM - 17 May 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 8 bekks @bekks Trying to figure this season out #riverdale 02:03 AM - 29 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Post comment Sign in to comment

Quiz on 10 Queen songs

[] Originally, I felt tempted to class the moviegoers with one big stroke, to conclude that a cultural inferiority complex, 20th Century Fox's marketing gimmicks and word of mouth, nostalgia and a collective case of depression in the country were all part of the movie's success

People Are Sharing The Worst Gifts They've Ever Received And It's Both Hilarious And Sad AF

[] This week, a Reddit thread asked users, What's the shittiest gift you've ever received A box of Hillshire Farm sausages from my wife's grandparents I'm a vegetarian, they had known me for 10 years at this point Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Ten photos from across China: Nov 30 - Dec 6

[] A huge pair of golden shoes made of ginkgo leaves in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on Dec 5 [Photo/IC] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next   >>| 1/10 Next

We Finally Got An Answer To Whether The Little Girl At The End Of "Ralph Breaks The Internet" Is Baby Moana

[] And, to add further credence to the theory, the character is referred to as Mo in the credits and Nicole Scherzinger, who voiced Moana's mother, also voices Mo's mom Well the film's directors, Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, recently did an interview with Entertainment Weekly where they set the record straight

Qualcomm lays off 269 employees in North Carolina and California

[] These latest layoffs follow an announcement in June that the company intended to lay off 241 people in a data center business that has been struggling to compete with Intel With a reported ~50 or so employees currently left in the Research Triangle location, however, Quacomm’s prospects appear to have dimmed considerably

Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander

[] The InSight Mars lander accomplished a perfect landing last week on the Elysium Planitia region of the planet, where it is hard at work preparing to drill into the surface (and taking selfies, of course) The solar panels on the lander’s sides respond to pressure fluctuations of the wind

Huawei CFO, accused of fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison

[] Her lawyer, on the other hand, said Meng would not embarrass her father by breaching a court order, according to The AP Huawei, headquartered in Shenzhen, China, is the world’s largest telecom equipment manufacturer and second-largest smartphone maker

Apple's stock just went into the red for the year

[] On the last day of trading in 2017, December 29, it closed at $169.23 It gained through the first nine months of the year spurred by tax cuts, share buybacks, and rising iPhone prices There are a lot of reasons for Apple's slide, including fears of slowing iPhone sales, reduced disclosures, and China risk

Gift Guide: So your [friend, partner, kid, parent] wants to be a Twitch streamer…

[] Super high-performance gaming monitors are very expensive, and there are very real trade-offs each time the price comes down And if you have a little extra cash to spare, gift subs to the channel so folks who show up and want to subscribe have no barrier to entry when they get there

Leica releases the CL Street Kit for all of your decisive moments

[] While you get a camera that should last you well into the next millennium, you’ll pay a mere $4,195 for the privilege, making it considerably less than the M series but considerably more than the camera on your phone Ce que je veux c’est de capter une fraction de seconde du reel

Here’s what caused yesterday’s O2 and SoftBank outages

[] Today it’s common practice to use certificates to avoid that same vulnerability, he explained SoftBank issued an apology in the form of a press release on the company website Our technical teams will continue to monitor service performance closely and we’re starting the full review to understand what happened

Google Translate gets rid of some gender biases

[] Google is by no means perfect when it comes to issues relating to gender, but it’s clear the company is trying Previously, Google would default gender-neutral words to the masculine form So when the model produced one translation, it inadvertently replicated gender biases that already existed, Google Translate Product Manager James Kuczmarski wrote on the company blog

Netflix just had a record-breaking November on mobile

[] Sensor Tower did point out that Netflix’s U.S. app revenue grew 43 percent year-over-year in November, but other countries contributing more than $1 million in gross revenue were higher In Q3, the company gained nearly 7 million new subscribers, with 5.87 million of those coming from international markets

Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud

[] But it pulled two apps from Google Play on Monday: Cheetah Mobile’s File Manager and the Kika Keyboard We will continue to investigate and improve our capabilities to better detect and protect against abusive behavior and the malicious actors behind them, said Kleidermacher

Essential acquires email startup CloudMagic

[] The news comes at the end of a rocky year for Essential The acquisition could point to a newfound path for the company, which has long denied rumors that it was looking to sell, instead putting all of [its] efforts towards future, game-changing products, which include mobile and home products

Audi e-tron first drive: Quick, comfortable and familiar

[] Even after a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget the Audi e-tron is electric The German car company stuck a competent electric powertrain in an SUV, and in the process, created a fantastic vehicle that should resonate with shoppers When climbing a dune where logic stated the tires were spinning, I couldn’t feel the tires spinning yet the vehicle continued to climb

New Avengers 4: Endgame trailer gives us emotional Cap, first look at Ronin

[] (Yes, probably a time vortex, but still.) Why is there no look featuring those leaked OG New York set photos We do know that the movie may be a beast in length, as director Joe Russo revealed less than a month ago it was about three hours long (at the time, that is) How to watch every MCU property in the perfect order: From Marvel films to the shows on Netflix, here's the best order to experience the MCU

This DIY Enigma machine fits inside a pocket watch

[] Through the use of arcane atomic technologies, the Axis have brought back modern technology from the year 2018 Stuffing all of the logic into a tiny watch case – of WWII vintage – is an amazing feat You can read all about the build on Asciimation’s site

2 Milly files a lawsuit against Fortnite maker Epic Games over dance move

[] Black creatives created and popularized these dances but never monetized them Those works, however, must be defined as a series of dance movements or patterns organized into an integrated, coherent, and expressive compositional whole, according to NPR We reached out to Epic Games and will update the story if/when we hear back

Apple acquired Platoon, a platform for musicians to create and distribute work

[] Its media, and specifically music, operations have been a key beneficiary of that, with some of Apple’s largest acquisitions being made to grow that business (They include Billie Eilish and Jacob Banks at Interscope, Stefflon Don at Universal/Polydor, Jorja Smith at Sony.) On the other hand, for those who do not make that leap and those who do, Apple can find a route to becoming their digital home (potentially exclusively) by giving them a range of tools to create and distribute their work, giving it a bigger grip on a catalogue of original content

Walmart acquires art and wall décor retailer Art.com

[] All the servicing is also done on-site, including custom framing and mounting on canvas and wood, Walmart says Art.com is now one of many acquisitions Walmart has made to capture more of the e-commerce market across those categories and others, with deals for ModCloth ($75M), Bonobos ($310M), Moosejaw ($51M), ShoeBuy, Jet.com ($3B), and Hayneedle, in addition to the more recent additions of ELOQUII and Bare Necessities

Lyft’s going public, Uber’s eyeing Bird, Utah’s tech scene and trade tensions

[] Regardless, Lyft’s decision to go public now should mean it’s the first out of the gate The company’s CFO has been detained in Canada for what MSNBC calls U.S. extradition Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Downcast and all the casts

Tech's invasion of our privacy made us more paranoid in 2018

[] I'm getting targeted.' From 2015 to 2017, searches on DuckDuckGo steadily increased by about 1 billion every year CNET's Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018 Security: Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at nght

Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia

[] OYO claims to have over 10,000 franchised or leased hotels in its network which it says spans 350 cities across five countries, although most of that is concentrated on India and China It’ll be interesting to watch how that competition weighs in Grab’s overall effort to go from ride-hailing into the ‘super app’ space, covering payments, local services and more

TikTok parent ByteDance said to raise $1.45 billion for AI and content

[] The upstart has compelled Tencent to up the ante in short videos and Facebook to make a clone The harshest punishment arrived when the government shuttered Neihan Duanzi, literally meaning implied jokes in Chinese, for charges of propagating vulgar content

Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBank’s Vision Fund

[] In a comment to Bloomberg, she revealed that she is actively recruiting for the firm, especially for female investors SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son said in September that he has no prejudice of any kind, and first-in-command Rajeev Misra has led an effort to hire women for the team

China-US feud threatens Canada as Huawei executive due in court

[] But the recent spat is likely to put the brakes on a free trade agreement between the two countries American lawmakers recently warned their Canadian counterparts that the use of Huawei-developed infrastructure greatly increased the risk of surveillance and hacking So we have to be really thoughtful in terms of how we move forward

The Epic Games Store is now live

[] It makes absolute sense that the company is aiming to capitalize on the phenomenal success of Fortnite which was estimated to be grossing as much as $2 million per day in the summer by building a destination for gamers So everyone is going after everyone, but Epic’s big advantage continues to be Fortnite

Japan to bar Huawei, ZTE from gov't contracts, sources say

[] We'll take firm measures looking at it from a variety of perspectives ZTE's Shenzhen-listed shares rose 1.4 percent on Friday after sliding 5.7 percent the previous day amid a global stocks sell-off sparked by the arrest in Canada of Huawei's top executive at the behest of the United States

Fortnite gets into Christmas mode with snow, planes and ziplines in season 7

[] The new season sees an iceberg smash into the island where the battle royale smash hit is located, that means there’s frozen terrain in the form of places like Frosty Flights and Polar Peak as well as falling snow, snow-covered trees and slippery ice The festive touches also include wrapping for weapons and vehicles, while there’s a Sergeant Santa skin that’s up for grabs

Huawei: Chinese media accuses US of 'hooliganism' over Meng Wanzhou arrest

[] Meng was detained in Vancouver on 1 December and faces extradition to the US over reported links to sanctions violations Beijing has called on both Ottawa and Washington to immediately clarify the reasons for detaining Meng as well as her immediate release This is a highly sensitive process in which the negotiating teams of both sides struggle