More domenica, 07 Settembre 2014 - 10:57 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Joan Rivers' own plans for an elaborate, over-the-top funeral likely will not be exactly what she'll get. Howard Stern, Billy Bush and Steve Forbes were among the early arrivals to Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday in New York, a somber and private event for the pioneering comedian held under clear skies.
Qatar confirms detention of rights group workers domenica, 07 Settembre 2014 - 06:52 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Qatar has confirmed it is holding two Britons who went missing in the Gulf nation while researching migrant labor issues. The Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Qatar News Agency on Saturday that Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev were arrested and are being interrogated for unspecified violations of the law.
China says 2 pilots died in aircraft carrier tests sabato, 06 Settembre 2014 - 10:38 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media China says two test pilots were killed while developing its first aircraft carrier fighter wing, a rare admission of a setback in the hugely popular program. In a report last month that went largely overlooked, the official Xinhua News Agency said President Xi Jinping signed an order awarding honorary titles to all pilots in the first squadron to conduct take-off and landing tests aboard the Liaoning, China's only aircraft carrier.
For Joan Rivers, victory from loss in late night sabato, 06 Settembre 2014 - 04:26 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this Oct. 30, 1986 file photo, talk show host Joan Rivers, right, talks with guest, first lady Nancy Reagan, during her appearance on "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers," in Los Angeles. In October 1986, Rivers made TV history as the first woman hosting a late-night broadcast talk show.
Gravedigger hurt while falling into newly dug hole sabato, 06 Settembre 2014 - 12:23 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media The accident happened Friday morning while the worker was positioning a monument on the grave at St. John's Cemetery in Queens. Fire Department of New York officials tell The New York Times that the worker was semiconscious when paramedics arrived.
MGM sells Nevada casino that predates Hoover Dam sabato, 06 Settembre 2014 - 10:21 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media HENDERSON, Nev.>> MGM Resorts International is selling a Henderson casino that was built before the Hoover Dam and contains a vault that once guarded wages for the project's construction workers. The casino company announced Friday that it would sell the 83-year-old Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino to Henderson-based First Federal Realty.
Fall TV 2014: When your fave shows return sabato, 06 Settembre 2014 - 01:48 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Stretching from September to November, networks, cable channels and streaming services are going to release a smattering of new shows alongside returning favorites. The season may start off slow, but by the end of September there will easily be a handful of shows competing for your viewing attention.
Sen. Warren: The economy works for billionaires sabato, 06 Settembre 2014 - 01:48 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Sen. Elizabeth Warren believes the most important issue of the day is to get the American economy working for someone other than billionaires. It's a message she's been taking all over the country, and she isn't afraid to call banks, credit card companies and some employers cheats and tricksters.
Art Exhibit Plans to Showcase Celebs' Hacked Photos venerdě, 05 Settembre 2014 - 11:46 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media A Florida gallery says it's going to showcase the hacked photos of starlets -- including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton -- as part of an art exhibit about privacy in the age of the Internet. The leaked images will be printed on huge canvases and added to Los Angeles artist XVALA's ongoing "Fear Google" project, Cory Allen Contemporary Art said on its website.
How Virginia ethics laws compare to other states venerdě, 05 Settembre 2014 - 07:40 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Virginia received a grade of F and ranked 47th among the states in the 2012 State Integrity Investigation, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity, and Public Radio International. Here's how Virginia stacks up against other states, based on that report and data on gift rules for governors collected last year by the political fact-checking organization PolitiFact Virginia: VIRGINIA: No limit on gifts to governors by statute, although Gov. Terry McAuliffe imposed a $100 limit on himself and administration officials by executive order.
Minneapolis limits suspensions of young students venerdě, 05 Settembre 2014 - 03:28 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media The Star Tribune reports the change is intended to keep kids in class and ensure that teachers discipline students in school. Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson told principals and teachers Thursday that the young students cannot be suspended for nonviolent behavior.
NBC says 'Morning Joe' host has role expanded venerdě, 05 Settembre 2014 - 11:19 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this April 11, 2012 file photograph taken by AP Images for The Hollywood Reporter, ?Morning Joe? host Joe Scarborough arrives at The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York. NBC News on Friday, Sept.
Getty Images sues Microsoft over photo tool venerdě, 05 Settembre 2014 - 09:17 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media A new Microsoft Corp product that allows website publishers to embed digital photographs on their sites is a "massive infringement" of copyrighted images, Getty Images Inc claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York on Thursday. The Bing Image Widget , released on Aug. 22, gives publishers the ability to create a panel on their websites that displays digital images supplied by Microsoft's Bing search engine, according to the lawsuit.
Can we talk about Rivers' taboo topics onstage? venerdě, 05 Settembre 2014 - 04:56 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this Aug. 13, 1975 photo released by the Las Vegas News Bureau, comedian Joan Rivers performs at the MGM in Las Vegas, Nev. Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday, Sept.
The case against binge-watching TV venerdě, 05 Settembre 2014 - 12:49 AM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching - going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people watched one episode a week.
Review: 'Frontera' an involving cross-border drama giovedě, 04 Settembre 2014 - 08:35 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media The contentious policy debate over the U.S.-Mexico border forms the backdrop to "Frontera," a contemporary crime drama that brings together characters from both sides of that porous geographic line. At once understated and slightly pulpy, the film comes down squarely on the side of compassion.