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‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 Episode 1 review: Premiere sets stage for wild ride to finale, as big reunions continue (SPOILERS)
Rep. Ilhan Omar says in the days since President Donald Trump tweeted about a speech she gave last month, she has experienced an increase in death threats.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she talked with the House Sergeant-at-Arms, the House official in charge of security, about the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar and said she wanted to make sure a security assessment was being conducted.
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised more than $30 million in the first fundraising quarter of 2019 — an amount that rivals the combined fundraising haul of the top two Democrats in the first quarter and underscores his enormous financial head start over the crowded field of Democrats jockeying to face him in 2020.
A cassowary, a giant bird with long claws on each foot, killed its owner after he fell in the backyard of his Gainesville, Florida, home, authorities said.
A WWII bomb found by firefighters taking part in a diving exercise in a river in Frankfurt, Germany, was safely detonated Sunday.
Julian Assange’s father has urged the Australian government to help his son and bring the WikiLeaks founder home, in an interview with an Australian newspaper.
For about a year now, artist and photographer Andres Serrano has been preparing for a museum-styled multi-media installation, ” The Game: All Things Trump,” as an apt reflection of an unusual business icon who became President.
President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, has arrived in Ethiopia to promote a US government initiative aimed at advancing women’s participation in the workplace. The initiative aims to benefit 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. Ms Trump will visit women working in the coffee industry and a female-run textile facility.
Julian Assange used the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a “centre for spying”, the country’s leader has said. Lenin Moreno also said no other nation had influenced the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder’s asylum, which he said followed violations by Assange.
3,954 days. That is how long Tiger Woods has waited to win his 15th major. In the time between the 2008 US Open and Sunday’s triumph at the Masters, Woods has gone through a series of highs and lows. The American started just 24 events in a four-year period.
Next week sees the return of the TV drama to end them all: Game of Thrones. But, given it’s been two years since we last visited the wild kingdoms of Westeros, even the most committed Thrones fan might need a quick refresher about what exactly is going on.
A lot has changed since the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got its start in 1999!
For its first seven seasons, the opening credits for Game of Thrones served as the TV equivalent of the map inside the front covers of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, orienting the viewer to where (roughly) in Westeros and Essos the characters would be that week.
A group of men surrounded and beat a transgender woman in Dallas on Friday afternoon, repeatedly punching and kicking her in broad daylight as she tried to escape an attack that police are calling a possible hate crime. “Officers spoke with the victim, a Transgender female, who had been assaulted by known suspects,” a statement from the Dallas Police Department said.
A Florida man has died after being attacked by either one or two cassowary birds, which have often been called ” living dinosaurs ” and are considered one of the most dangerous birds in the world. The victim, identified as 75-year-old Marvin Hajos, owned the farm where the incident occurred.
Game of Thrones Season 8 arrived full-force, with Jon Snow learning his true identity during the very first episode. Jon’s BFF-slash-true brother Samwell Tarly had a rough episode, learning that Daenerys executed his father and brother just after gleefully being introduced to her by Jorah Mormont. “You’ve never been a bastard.”
The trailer may not have dropped, but those lucky fans who saw footage from The Mandalorian can attest that this already looks like the adult live-action Star Wars TV series of your dreams. The footage, locked down by Disney and shown only to attendees of The Mandalorian panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, opened with Pedro Pascal as the title character in Boba Fett-style armor – known only as the Mandalorian – walking into a Cantina.
Brace yourselves, true believers. Avengers: Endgame will be Stan Lee’s final Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance. “It’s his last one committed to film,” director Joe Russo confirmed to Mashable at a press day in Los Angeles. (Previously, he had said he was not sure if Lee had shot one for the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.)
Facebook went down Sunday morning, in an outage that has affected all of the company’s social media platforms. Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger are all experiencing similar outage issues. Users across the globe have reported difficulties using Facebook and Instagram. Issues on the social media sites range from users’ inability to log in to newsfeeds being unable to refresh.
If one thing is clear from the Avengers: Endgame press tour so far, it’s that Joe and Anthony Russo absolutely do not, under any circumstances, want to talk right now about how their story ends. How someone else’s story ends, though, is another story.