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Review: Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at ‘Charlie’s Angels’

Review: Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at ‘Charlie’s Angels’

If you’re watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an advantage. It’s becoming as inevitable as environmentalist supervillains. On its face it’s a harmless observation and a signal to the…
Kurds in US struggle with distance amid Syria crisis abroad

Kurds in US struggle with distance amid Syria crisis abroad

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When President Donald Trump abruptly announced plans to withdraw American troops from northern Syria last month, Nashville’s city hall and a bridge below the downtown skyline lit up in the green, yellow and red of the Kurdish flag.In the largest Kurdish community in the U.S., outraged protesters near Nashville’s federal courthouse…
Girl, Maren Morris is set to have epic night at CMA Awards

Girl, Maren Morris is set to have epic night at CMA...

The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks.Wednesday night’s show kicked off with a performance featuring country female acts…
Dinwiddie has 32, Nets beat Celtics as Irving sits again

Dinwiddie has 32, Nets beat Celtics as Irving sits again

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving is getting closer to a return, and at some point he will face his former team.When he does, the Brooklyn Nets can only hope he plays as well as Spencer Dinwiddie.Dinwiddie had 32 points and 11 assists while Irving remained sidelined, and the Nets beat the Boston Celtics 112-107…
General election 2019: What to look out for on the economy

General election 2019: What to look out for on the economy

General election 2019: What to look out for on the economy
Northern Ireland Hospitals cancel operations due to staff shortages

Northern Ireland Hospitals cancel operations due to staff shortages

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe cancellation of operations due to staff shortages is no surprise, says the Royal College of Nursing A number of non-emergency operations across Northern Ireland have had to be suspended.The move is a result of hospital theatres not being able to work at full capacity due to…
General election 2019: Convicted Tory Chris Davies to stand in Ynys Mon

General election 2019: Convicted Tory Chris Davies to stand in Ynys...

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris Davies had been an MP since 2015 but was unseated by a petition after admitting submitting two false expenses invoices A former MP who lost his seat following a conviction for a false expenses claim has quit the general election after briefly becoming the Conservative candidate for Ynys…
Blair: ‘This election is the weirdest in my lifetime’

Blair: ‘This election is the weirdest in my lifetime’

VideoFormer Prime Minister Tony Blair criticises the state of British politics, saying the country is currently "home to a unique political experiment."
A top IBM Research executive outlines the 3 critical steps organizations pursuing enterprise-wide AI need to take

A top IBM Research executive outlines the 3 critical steps organizations...

Only 4 percent of executives plan to deploy enterprise-wide AI in 2020, down from an expected 20 percent in 2019, according to a new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers. But despite the difficulties in scaling projects from the pilot stage, it's essential if companies want to achieve significant organizational impact, according to Sriram Raghavan, vice president of IBM…
Potential US China trade deal would remove tariffs

Potential US China trade deal would remove tariffs

Image copyright AFP The US and China have reportedly agreed to roll back tariffs as part of any new trade deal.The reports come amid rising hopes that the two countries will sign a pact that declares an end to a trade fight that has disrupted the global economy.Officials have described the in-the-works agreement as a…

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

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