On this second-last Tuesday of the month, these are the biggest stories.
Hollywood continues to reckon with its past in the wake of numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations against film executive Harvey Weinstein, but it’s not the only industry that allows a culture of abuses against women to persist.
Mark Cuban is “seriously considering” seeking the presidency in 2020, and if he runs, he could challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. In an interview with Fox News that aired on Sunday, the billionaire investor, TV personality and owner of the Dallas Mavericks called himself ” fiercely independent.”
Lili Reinhart caught some backlash over her choice for a Halloween costume. The “Riverdale” star tweeted a photo of what appeared to be a demon with a painted black face. Reinhart has since deleted the tweet but screenshots have shown the picture and caption. Perez Hilton tweeted a photo of her deleted post for “those curious.”
WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture. After-hours television was built around the set-piece interview and guest appearance when Letterman’s “Late Night” broke the mold in 1982 with absurd pranks and send-ups.
Kerry Washington might feel like she’s living in a “nightmare” under President Donald Trump’s administration, but she thinks hope for a better future lies in younger generations. The actress was honored at the GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday night in Beverly Hills, where she accepted the GLSEN Inspiration Award in front of the community of LGBTQ youth leaders and champions.
After withering criticism for naming Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, as a “goodwill ambassador,” the World Health Organization announced on Sunday that it had rescinded the appointment. “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns and heard the different issues that they have raised,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director general, said in a statement.
Driving in New York City is a nightmare , and public transportation can be unpleasant on a good day . But there are plans afoot to ease congestion in certain parts of Manhattan and inject much-needed new funds into the ailing mass transit network.
It was a big day for Italian marathon runner Eyob Faniel, who came in first place at the Venice Marathon Sunday – after the race’s frontrunners were led astray from the course by a motorcycle guide.
Kit Harington is no longer clueless. The Game of Thrones actor revealed on BBC’s The One Show Friday that he bawled as he and his cast mates sat down for a read through of the final episode of the hit HBO show. “We had a read through last week in fact, so I know everything now,” he said.
Theresa May can’t catch a break. First she powers through an often-interrupted speech to her Conservative Party. And now? A photo of the British Prime Minister sitting alone at a large conference table in Brussels on Friday is going viral, thanks to her look in the moment.
Astronaut and subject of TIME’s Emmy award winning documentary A Year in Space Scott Kelly did and an AMA to field questions on everything from viewing earth from above to his hopes for the world’s space programs. But one question stood out. How do you work out in space?
Your News Feed is about to get a lot more colorful. Facebook is updating the list of words that, when included in a status update, trigger hidden animations. The social network has been experimenting with these for awhile – you’ve probably seen them on posts with the words “congratulations” or “xoxo” (or some variation thereof.)
Getting hit by your own car really takes some talent. But if you want to find out how to do it, here’s a few pointers as per this video from Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia.
Tesla is about to build a factory in Shanghai, China, after months of appealing to the government for approval. This move was reported by the Wall Street Journal , citing people briefed on the company’s plan. The China plant is expected to help the Silicon Valley electric vehicle manufacturer push down costs.
That awkward moment when you’re a famous singer but you’re too scruffy to eat at Gordon Ramsay’s… Rita Ora and Gordon Ramsay were both on the sofa for The Jonathan Ross Show along with Ed Sheeran,and Ora chose that moment to pick a bone with Ramsay.
In its latest ad, CNN is dumbing things down for President Trump and his supporters obsessed with fake news. For the company’s new #FactsFirst campaign, CNN attempts to use something as simple as fruit to explain the difference between facts and fake news to the stubborn Tweeter-In-Chief.
Trump tweeted shortly after Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, discussed her disappointment with the call on “Good Morning America” Monday morning, saying the President stumbled on her husband’s name and suggesting the only reason he knew it was because the report was right in front of him.
And as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marches ever-closer to arming an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, United States and United Nations investigators are looking a lot more closely at Pyongyang’s African connection. The UN says many of the contracts are with Mansudae, a North Korean state-owned enterprise and a cash cow for the rogue regime.
More than 95% of voters who cast ballots in Veneto and Lombardy — two northern regions which account for around 30% of Italy’s GDP between them — opted to vote “yes” to more autonomy, according to officials in both regions. Turnout was more than 57% in Veneto, the region’s spokesperson told CNN.
Researchers from 300 institutions around the world combined forces to discover 72 previously unknown gene mutations that lead to the development of breast cancer. Two studies describing their work published Monday in the journals Nature and Nature Genetics. The teams found that 65 of the newly identified genetic variants are common among women with breast cancer.
Writing in 1929, the teenage Turing’s mathematics teacher conceded that his pupil showed “distinct promise” in the subject, but said he lacked the ability to put an “intelligible and legible” solution down on paper necessary to be a “first-rate mathematician.”
“Based on evidence located at the scene, detectives believe Orbeso shot Nguyen, then shot himself,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. A gun found near the bodies was registered to Orbeso, officials said. The owner of a bed-and-breakfast near the park reported the couple missing July 28 after they failed to check out of their room, according to authorities.
“I’m a great believer in people working from home. I encourage our staff if they want to work from home,” the founder of the Virgin empire says in a new podcast episode of CNN’s Boss Files with Poppy Harlow.