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In court, Depp denies violence during ‘tailspin’ marriage

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:09
LONDON --- Johnny Depp said Thursday that his relationship with Amber Heard was "a crime scene waiting to happen," but denied assaulting her during a drug-fueled rampage in Australia while he was filming a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. The Hollywood star was giving evidence for a third day in his libel suit against a U.K. tabloid newspaper that called him a "wife-beater." Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that said he'd physically abused Heard. The Sun's defense relies on a total of 14 allegations by Heard of Depp's violence between 2013 and 2016. He strongly denies all of ...

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4 men dead in Pingcawayan, North Cotabato ambush

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:09
MANILA, Philippines --- Four men died after being shot by unidentified gunmen while traversing the town of Pigcawayan in North Cotabato on Friday morning, the Pigcawayan police said. "Sa may highway ang insidente, isang red na Toyota Innova at sakay po yung apat na lalaki at tinambangan. Nakahandusay sa loob at yung isa nakahandusay sa labas," Major Ivan Samoraga, chief of Pigcawayan police, told dzBB in an interview. (The incident happened along the highway. The four victims are on board a red Toyota Innova which was suddenly ambushed. Three victims died inside the vehicle while the other one died outside the vehicle.) Samoraga said they are still trying to identify the victims...

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South Cotabato town mayor shot dead

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:01
    COTABATO CITY -- Mayor Pablo Matinong Jr. of Sto. Nio, South Cotabato was shot dead by motorcycle-riding assassins at around 7:30 a.m. Friday.   Matinong sustained two gunshot wounds to the head.   Police said the mayor was gunned down in Purok Libertad, Barangay Poblacion.   A witness said the mayor inspected a road project in the area and was walking home and talking with several joggers and constituents when he was shot.   A resident who was talking with Matinong prior to the incident was wounded on the shoulder.   The slain mayor was one of the local government executives included in President Duterte's 20...

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Cayetano says media engagement in partisan politics is not press freedom

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:51
MANILA, Philippines --- House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has slammed the involvement of media in partisan politics, saying it is not considered a practice of press freedom. In his speech before the summation of discussion on ABS-CBN's bid for a 25-year franchise on Thursday, Cayetano touched on media companies supporting "handpicked candidates," which is one of the allegations thrown at the network amid its franchise application. "How shall we decide on the claims that it will be a blow to press freedom if the owners of a private media corporation is denied the privilege of using public airwaves for a private business that protects their interest and supports their handpicked cand...

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NBC News sets goal of a workforce that is half minority

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:44
NEW YORK --- NBC News leader Cesar Conde, in one of his first public acts in the job, has committed to building a workforce at the news organizations he supervises where at least half of the employees are minorities. The staff is currently nearly 27% minority, including 8% each of Black, Latino and Asian workers. Conde set no deadline for achieving his "50 Percent Initiative." He also wants women to comprise half the employees at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, and he's already nearly there. The plan, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, makes Conde a leader in the current movement to diversify the news business. That conversation has spread throughout the industry since Georg...

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Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X and more to perform at first ever virtual GLAAD Media Awards

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:40
Even though the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on Hollywood's awards shows, organizations and networks are still finding ways to make it happen.
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House panel set to meet for possible decision on ABS-CBN franchise bid

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:38
MANILA, Philippines --- The House committee on legislative franchises is set to convene on Friday afternoon to further tackle ABS-CBN's bid for a 25-year franchise, with a decision on whether or not the issue will pass the House panel level possibly made at the end of the meeting. In the meeting, the technical working group (TWG) tasked to "study and draft the recommendations on the application for franchise of ABS-CBN" is expected to present their report. During Thursday's hearing, Alvarez did not mention if the voting will happen after the presentation and discussion on the TWG report but several lawmakers have previously said that the voting could happen on Friday. Members of...

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Gov’t may further ease ‘backride’ or pillion riding policy

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:21
          MANILA, Philippines --- The government's task force against coronavirus disease 2019 may eventually allow other family members to pillion ride with motorcycle drivers,Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said Friday.   "Well, hindi pa yan pinayagan ng IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) dun pa rin tayo sa couple pa rin. Siguro, unti unti, hinay hinay lang. Mas madali kasing mapatunayan yung couple kaysa dun sa hindi couple," Ao, vice chair of IATF, said in an interview on Unang Balita/   (The IATF did not allow that yet, only couples re allowed on pillion rides. Maybe, we wi...

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Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:09
Coronavirus is winning the battle in El Centro, California. It's in almost every patient in the hospital. Tents are being put up to handle even more cases. It's on the streets, forcing rescuers to put on protective suits and cumbersome masks before they approach people needing help. And it's not stopping. Even as nearby and faraway facilities take patients to try to ease the load, more and more sick people keep coming. And so do the deaths. The workers are exhausted. The virus is not.
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Rolling Stones to release unheard tracks from 1973 album

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:03
The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album "Goats Head Soup" featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. The band announced on Thursday that the release on Sept. 4 will include a four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions that include 10 bonus tracks, including outtakes and alternative versions. Page appears on a song called "Scarlet," and the Stones also released a video for one of the unheard songs, called "Criss Cross." "Goats Head Soup" features one of the band's well known acoustic ballads, "Angie." /dam...

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Why Sanyu, the 'Chinese Matisse,' is setting the art market alight

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:02
A nude painting by Sanyu, hailed as the "Chinese Matisse," sold for over 258 million Hong Kong dollars ($33.3 million) at auction this week, confirming his status as one of the most sought-after names in the lucrative Asian art market.
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Official: Feds feared Epstein confidant might kill herself

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:55
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas --- Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidant Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest that they took away her clothes and bedsheets and made her wear paper attire while in custody, an official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The steps to ensure Maxwell's safety while she's locked up at a federal jail in New York City extend far beyond the measures federal officials took when they first arrested her in New Hampshire last week. The Justice Department has added extra security precautions and placed federal officials outside the Bureau of Prisons in charge of ensuring there is adequate protect...

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Imagine being forced to live with your boss. That's the case for nearly 400,000 women in Hong Kong

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:55
When Marta came to Hong Kong in 2011, she was a 29-year-old single mother, looking for a job that could support her young daughter and sick father back in the Philippines.
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Meghan tries to prevent ‘friends’ being named in suit

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:47
LONDON --- The Duchess of Sussex asked a British court Thursday to prevent a newspaper from publishing the names of five friends who defended her while speaking to an American magazine under the shield of anonymity. The former Meghan Markle made the request in a witness statement for her lawsuit against the Daily Mail and its parent company over excerpts from a "private and confidential'' letter she wrote to her father that the newspaper published last year. Her statement, filed in Britain's High Court, claims the newspaper has threatened to publish the names of the five women who spoke to People Magazine anonymously but are named in confidential court documents as part of her ...

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Melania Trump statue set on fire

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:46
A chainsaw sculpture depicting US First Lady Melania Trump has been removed after being badly burned by vandals, according to the artist who commissioned the work near Melania's hometown in Slovenia.
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NBA: Practices begin at Disney, as teams begin restart routines

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:36
Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some of his teammates remained on the floor while engaged in a loud and enthusiastic shooting contest.         After four months, basketball was truly back. Full-scale practices inside the NBA bubble at the Disney complex started Thursday, with the Magic --- the first team to get into the campus earlier this week --- becoming the first team formally back on the floor.   By the close of business Thursday, all 22 teams participating in the restart were to be checked into their hotel...

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Melania Trump statue burned in Slovenia

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:23
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - The US artist behind a wooden statue of Melania Trump in Slovenia said Thursday that he was mulling an "artistic response" after his work was burned down at the weekend.           American conceptual artist Brad Downey erected the life-sized statue near the US First Lady's hometown of Sevnica a year ago as part of a project aimed at exploring her roots. But the statue sparked mixed reactions. While some saw it as an effective parody, others said it looked like a scarecrow and should be removed. Slovenian police said they were now probing the July 5 burning down of the statue. "Unknown perpetrators tried to burn...

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CNN goes inside hospital on US-Mexico border

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:18
CNN's Kyung Lah goes inside a hospital near the US-Mexico border overwhelmed with coronavirus cases as the state records it's deadliest day since the start of the pandemic.
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CNN anchor: If I sound frustrated, it's because I am

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:15
CNN's Erin Burnett discusses the latest coronavirus numbers as the United States reaches the highest seven-day average of cases since the start of the pandemic.
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Three COVID-positive players tee off together at PGA event

Inquirer Breaking News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:13
WASHINGTON, United States - Three players who continue to test positive for COVID-19 teed off together in Thursday's opening round of the US PGA Workday Charity Open under "clarified" rules for symptomatic participation.     South Africa'sDylan Frittelli and Americans Denny McCarthy and Nick Watney began with pars at the 10th hole at Muirfield Village in their morning start after having limited access to facilities at the Ohio, layout. The PGA Tour protocol guidelines involve players and caddies who meet the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) "Return to Work" guidelines after consultation with infectious disease experts and PGA medical advisor Dr. Tom Hospel. T...

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