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Nike executive reveals he shot and killed rival gang member decades ago

Nike executive reveals he shot and killed rival gang member decades ago

By ArLuther Lee, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks Larry Miller opens up about criminal past in exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated A top executive for Nike reveals in an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated that he shot and killed a rival in 1965 when he was a teenage gang member. It’s a secret that Larry Miller, the chairman of Nike’s Jordan brand and former president of the Portland Trail Blazers, had held inside for more than 56 years. Miller, now 72, said he was 16 years old in West Philadelphia when he opened fire on an 18-year-old named Edward White…
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Bomb scare that led to emergency landing caused by passenger’s camera

Bomb scare that led to emergency landing caused by passenger’s camera

By John Annese, New York Daily News (TNS) Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks NEW YORK — The “security incident” that forced a New-York bound flight to make an emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday turned out to be a misunderstanding — after an airline passenger mistook another traveler’s camera for a bomb, sources said Sunday. American Airlines Flight 4817 from Indianapolis — operated by Republic Airways — made an emergency landing at LaGuardia just after 3 p.m., and authorities took a suspicious passenger into custody for several hours. It turns out the would-be “bomber” was just a vintage camera aficionado…
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October 10, 2021 Everything you need to know about the world today in 80 seconds

October 10, 2021 Everything you need to know about the world today in 80 seconds

By wire reports Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks   Panda cubs at Tokyo zoo get their names Giant panda twins born at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in June got their names Friday — Lei Lei for the female cub and Xiao Xiao for her brother. They were chosen from hundreds of thousands of suggestions sent from fans around Japan. The twin cubs, which were palm-sized pink creatures when born June 23, have grown and now have their unique black-and-white blocks, with black fur around their eyes, ears and limbs. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced their names during her news conference. She said…
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Kim Kardashian West Tackles O.J. Simpson, Divorce From Kanye in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Monologue

Kim Kardashian West Tackles O.J. Simpson, Divorce From Kanye in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Monologue

BY ABBEY WHITE | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment #EditorsPicks The season 47 host and influencer also took shots at Caitlyn Jenner's recent campaign for California governor and her own sex tape during the Oct. 9 show. Kim Kardashian West kicked off her Saturday Night Live hosting gig with an opening monologue that addressed and largely roasted many of her and her family’s past and present controversies. That includes throwing comedic jabs about O.J. Simpson and offering a take on what ultimately drove her and her ex, Kanye West, to their divorce. After discussing her awareness around her “privilege,” Kardashian West noted that she has made…
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Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing on Secret Hospitalization, Recovery After Tragic Accident: “I’ve Been Hiding This Too Long”

Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing on Secret Hospitalization, Recovery After Tragic Accident: “I’ve Been Hiding This Too Long”

BY CHRIS GARDNER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Lifestyle #EditorsPicks The French fashion designer thanked hospital staff and used the incident as a way to challenge the obsession with perfection and keeping up social media appearances. Superstar Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing is opening up more about a tragic accident that happened inside his home, one that left him hospitalized and ashamed as he sought to keep the recovery under wraps while keeping up appearances. “Exactly a year ago, the fireplace inside my house exploded,” Rousteing shared Saturday with his 7 million Instagram followers alongside an image that shows his torso and arms extensively bandaged with…
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Donald Trump may run in 2024. So might they. It’s getting awkward.

Donald Trump may run in 2024. So might they. It’s getting awkward.

By Jeremy W. Peters, The New York Times Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks  With all the subtlety of a bullhorn, former President Donald Trump has been hinting that he plans to run for office again in 2024. And Republicans are so far treating him with the deference they displayed while he was in the White House as they wait to see if he makes his move. On Saturday afternoon, Trump heads to Iowa for a rally at the state fairgrounds, a perennial stop on the presidential campaign circuit. Joining him will be several of the state’s top Republicans, including Gov. Kim…
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Matthew McConaughey’s Big Risk (and Opportunity) If He Runs for Texas Governor

Matthew McConaughey’s Big Risk (and Opportunity) If He Runs for Texas Governor

BY JAMES HIBBERD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks #Entertainment #Celebrity As the star vaguely embraces the idea of seeking higher office and leads a hypothetical statewide poll, Texas political insiders weigh in and warn: "People will start to hate him." Does “Texas Gov. Matthew McConaughey” sound all right? (All right, all right?) The Oscar-winner has been openly flirting for months with the prospect of entering what could be a pivotal race in 2022 to lead the country’s second-most-populous state at a time when the traditionally deep-red territory is increasingly edging toward purple. But is McConaughey serious? And if he is,…
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UPDATE: Ex-Facebook employee says social network hurts kids, fuels division

UPDATE: Ex-Facebook employee says social network hurts kids, fuels division

By MARCY GORDON, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks #Business WASHINGTON — A former Facebook data scientist told Congress on Tuesday that the social network giant’s products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S. while its executives refuse to change because they elevate profits over safety. And she laid responsibility with the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Frances Haugen testified to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection. Speaking confidently at a charged hearing, she accused the company of being aware of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and being dishonest in its public fight against hate and misinformation.…
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Jimmy Carter, oldest living former president, turns 97

Jimmy Carter, oldest living former president, turns 97

By Ernie Suggs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks It is rarified air that Jimmy Carter has been in for a while now. On Friday, when Carter turns 97, he further solidifies his standing as the oldest living president in the history of the United States. Born in Plains, Georgia in 1924, it is a record set by a peanut farmer and Nobel Peace Prize winner that might never get broken.     He already has a 37-year advantage on Barack Obama, who turned 60 this year. It’s not Carter’s only claim to longevity. In July, he and wife…
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Charlotte:  Mick Jagger walked into NC bar — and no one noticed, owner says

Charlotte: Mick Jagger walked into NC bar — and no one noticed, owner says

By Avery Newmark, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CharlotteNewsAndTalk.Com #EditorsPicks #Entertainment Patrons had no idea that rock legend was among them Mick Jagger blended in with the crowd at one of North Carolina’s most notorious dive bars Wednesday night. The 78-year-old rock ’n’ roll legend shared a photo to social media of his outing at the Thirsty Beaver Saloon along with the message, “Out and about last night in Charlotte, NC.”   In the photo, Jagger is wearing a ball cap and jeans and appears to be swigging a beer unnoticed as patrons look the other way. The bar’s co-owner, Brian Wilson,…
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