Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Tarantino apologizes to Roman Polanski rape victim

Quentin Tarantino has apologized to Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer for comments he made in a 2003 radio interview with Howard Stern.  In a statement Thursday to IndieWire, Tarantino called his comments about Geimer “cavalier” and said he was “ignorant and insensitive and, above all, incorrect.”  In the recently resurfaced interview, Tarantino said that Geimer wasn’t raped and that she ...

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Police say Texas officer's killer likely gunned down 2nd man

DALLAS –  A gunman who mortally wounded a suburban Dallas police officer likely killed a second man before barricading himself in an apartment and randomly firing his weapon during the standoff, authorities said Thursday. It’s believed that Brandon De McCall, 26, fatally shot an acquaintance at an apartment complex in Richardson on Wednesday evening, according to officials. Responding officers found ...

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Ottawa to ban capture of dolphins, whales

As part of its sweeping overhaul of fisheries legislation, the federal government will ban the capture of cetaceans, marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises. The change, just one sentence buried in the 76-page fisheries reform bill, is a victory for animal welfare activists who have long argued holding these highly intelligent creatures in a tank is cruel and a perverse form of ...

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Amazon is using Prime to deliver groceries from Whole Foods

Amazon announced it will start free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods via its Prime Now service. This further demonstrates the benefits of its $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition, while continuing to take aim at grocery markets and online delivery companies. In a press release, the company noted that Prime customers in Austin, TX., Cincinnati, Dallas ...

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White House aide resigns after spousal abuse allegations emerge

One of President Donald Trump’s top White House aides resigned Wednesday following allegations of domestic abuse levelled against him by his two ex-wives. Staff secretary Rob Porter said in a written statement that allegations that became public this week are “outrageous” and “simply false.” Porter said photos published of his former spouses — in which one appears to have a ...

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