Jay Powell and Janet Yellen testifying before the House
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Jay Powell and Janet Yellen testifying before the House
Apple has updated its App Store rules to allow developers to contact users directly about payments, a concession in a legal settlement with companies challenging its tightly controlled marketplace.
The region’s golden light and natural beauty first attracted the Hudson River School — Thomas Cole, Frederic Church and Albert Bierstadt — whose luminous paintings captured the local landscape. While the region has long attracted filmmakers, Hollywood on the Hudson has never quite arrived. Until now. As Manhattanites throng the area approximately 90 miles north […]
Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, a Bangladeshi climate official says. The plan envisions boosting renewable energy, making agriculture more resistant to climate shocks and finding solutions in nature to challenges posed by global warming, such as restoring mangroves to protect coasts from cyclones. The South Asian nation says it will encourage other similarly vulnerable countries to draft their own plans.
Australia warmed up for their rugby tour of Europe with a nervy 32-23 victory over Japan in Oita on Saturday, the Wallabies' fifth successive Test win.
“We had a disagreement about something that was on the floor. We’re both very passionate about winning. We didn’t want to lose this game,” Howard said.
China's Communist Party is once again extending a paternal hand over Chinese society.On Saturday, Beijing passed an education law that seeks to cut the 'twin pressures' of homework and off-site tutoring in core subjects.Details of the law's passing were reported in Chinese state media.It says the legislation makes local governments responsible for ensuring that pressure on children is reduced.The law asks parents to arrange their children's time to account for reasonable rest and exercise, and to avoid them overusing the internet.China's parliament is also considering legislation that would punish parents if their children exhibit what it regards as "very bad behaviour" or commit crimes.The new law is just the latest example of Beijing’s increasing influence over the lives of its citizens - from tackling online gaming addiction to clamping down on the "blind" worship of internet celebrities.In recent months, the education ministry has limited gaming hours for minors, allowing them to play online for one hour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.
Sara-BBM alliance?WERE the visits to Cebu City by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and former senator Bongbong Marcos on the same day, Friday, October 22, merely coincidental?Whatever, they lit up
Heavy rain flooded streets in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 22, with more rain forecast for the weekend.This footage filmed by Holly Buechler Schieffer shows vehicles driving through floodwaters along a busy road, as more rain falls on the area.The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a weather statement for Fort Lauderdale, warning of heavy rainfall and strong winds.Storms are expected to linger in South Florida throughout the weekend, according to the NWS. Credit: Holly Buechler Schieffer via Storyful
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Alec Baldwin was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie "Rust", but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released on Friday.The shot hit Hutchins in the chest, and director Joel Souza who was sitting behind her, in the shoulder, according to a county sheriff's affidavit filed in Santa Fe magistrates court."It's absolutely shocking. I think when I first found out yesterday, I... My response was just like: 'Well, no, that's not possible'," director Cate Devaney, who worked with Hutchins on "The Mad Hatter", told Reuters in an interview."It'll be interesting to see what exactly happened and where things just were neglected," she added.While the exact type of weapon used in the shooting on the set of "Rust" remained unclear, an affidavit filed by New Mexico authorities on Friday said the film's assistant director grabbed one of three guns placed on a table by the armorer.The assistant director took the gun to Baldwin, handed it to the actor and yelled, "cold gun," in an indication that "the prop-gun did not have any live rounds," the affidavit said.Prop guns have long been used on sets for the realistic visual effect of the flash and recoil after an actor pulls the trigger. Guns with blank cartridges, which lack a bullet but use gunpowder, can be fatal at close range. But Hutchins' death has reignited concern about their use.
The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan nation of Kosovo. Human rights advocates have raised concerns about the Afghans diverted to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo over the past six weeks, citing a lack of transparency about their status, the reasons for holding them back and the question of what might become of any who can't be cleared to come to the U.S. “We are obviously concerned,” said Jelena Sesar, a researcher for Amnesty International who specializes in the Balkans.
Rajon Rondo was seen pointing a finger gun in the fan's face multiple times before the fan slapped it away — which led to his ejection on Friday night.
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Actor Alec Baldwin was told a gun being used as a prop was safe before he fired it on the set of “Rust,” killing the film’s cinematographer.That's according to a county sheriff's affidavit filed in Santa Fe magistrates court.It says Baldwin was handed the firearm by the film's assistant director and told it was a "cold gun" which indicated it did not contain any live rounds.Minutes later, the weapon fired when Baldwin pulled the trigger, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring the film's director, Joel Souza.The affidavit said the assistant director did not know the prop gun contained live rounds.On Friday, Baldwin said his heart was broken, tweeting:"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.”He added: "I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.”Baldwin was the co-producer of the film being made at Bonanza Creek Ranch.Reports have emerged of complaints over unsafe conditions on set.The Los Angeles Times and Deadline Hollywood reported that six or seven camera operators had walked out -just hours before the tragedy happened.The news outlets reported there had been at least one previous misfire with the prop gun.Reuters could not immediately confirm the accounts.Rust Movie Productions did not respond to a request for comment on Friday but said in a statement that the safety of the cast and crew is its top priority.The sheriff's department said on Friday no charges had been filed and the investigation remained open.
A group of NFT collectors has paid $4 million to purchase the only copy of a one-of-a-kind album by the rap group Wu-Tang Clan.
Facebook held back from doing all it could to stop users from being radicalized and US election misinformation from flooding the social network, according to media reports Friday.
A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. Negotiations were expected to continue into the weekend, all sides indicating just a few issues remained unsettled in the sweeping package of social services and climate change strategies. Biden met at the White House Friday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined by video call from from New York, trying to shore up details.
As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in California, Facebook engineers were racing to tweak internal controls to slow the spread of misinformation and inciteful content. Emergency actions — some of which were rolled back after the 2020 election — included banning Trump, freezing comments in groups with a record for hate speech, filtering out the “Stop the Steal” rallying cry and empowering content moderators to act more assertively by labeling the U.S. a “Temporary High Risk Location" for political violence.
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