Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

'Are we asking for it?' Donna Karan calls Harvey Weinstein and his wife 'wonderful people'

Fashion designer Donna Karan on Sunday suggested to The Daily Mail that Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims may have been ‘asking for it’ in a rambling interview that questioned the way women dressed and how they present themselves to the world. The DKNY designer was in Los Angeles for the CineFashion Film Awards and told a reporter that, “’To see it ...

Read More »

Las Vegas gunman shot hotel security guard before firing into festival crowd: sheriff

The gunman who killed 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history targeted aviation fuel tanks,  stockpiled his car with explosives and had personal protection gear as part of an escape plan, the Clark County sheriff said Monday.  Sheriff Joe Lombardo also said at a news conference that Stephen Paddock, 64, shot at security guard Jesus Campos, who’d come up to his room ...

Read More »

'The war on coal is over:' Trump administration to terminate Obama's climate plan

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. “The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared in the coal mining state of Kentucky. He said no federal agency “should ever use its authority” to ...

Read More »

Hunter airlifted to hospital after wounded moose fights back

Rodney Buffett entered the woods on the weekend as the hunter, but emerged hours later on a medevac chopper as the hunted. Buffett survived a five-minute battle with a wounded moose near Grand Bank on Newfoundland’s south coast. He was released from hospital on Monday morning without any broken bones, or bottles of moose meat, but did return home to Fortune with a souvenir. “I’ve ...

Read More »

Astros silence Fenway crowd, advance to ALCS

Justin Verlander outpitched Chris Sale in a relief role reversal of aces, and the Houston Astros advanced to their first AL Championship Series, rallying past the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday in Game 4 of their playoff matchup. Houston will open the ALCS on Friday, either at Cleveland or at home against the New York Yankees. The Indians held a ...

Read More »

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein fired amid sexual harassment allegations

Harvey Weinstein, the sharp-elbowed movie producer whose combative reign in Hollywood made him an Academy Awards regular, was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday following an exposé that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations made against Weinstein by actresses and employees. In a statement, the company’s board of directors announced his firing Sunday night, capping the swift downfall of ...

Read More »

Facebook: 150 Russia-linked political ads showed up on Instagram

A Facebook logo on an Ipad is reflected among source code on the LCD screen of a computer, in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo June 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) Facebook has confirmed that about 150 of the political ads linked to Russia during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election appeared on Instagram. Facebook owns the popular photo-sharing platform. Last month ...

Read More »

Government petitions call for end to Phoenix pay system, call centres

The plagued Phoenix payroll system is being targeted by two official House of Commons petitions — one that calls for a change in how compensation errors are managed while the other one demands the pay system be abolished altogether. Canadians can force a federal government response to a petition by having it approved by a government clerk, sponsored by an MP and getting at ...

Read More »