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Author: 0 'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low

The fifth instalment of the blockbuster franchise took in US$45.3 million (RM194.3 million) in its opening weekend but opened to a franchise low - the first Transformers movie not to premier to US$100 million (RM428.9 million) or more .

Arts&Culture Horn has '10-point plan' to upset Pacquiao
Author: 0 Horn has '10-point plan' to upset Pacquiao

The "Pac Man" touched down in Brisbane late Saturday from Manila with a large entourage for his World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane next weekend. "I honestly believe he can win the title", Fenech said. I've never been in a situation like that. He's undefeated, he's young. He has a big right hand.

Author: 0 Jury deadlock: Questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

It appears that select jurors will not budge which will force Judge O'Neill to declare the case against Cosby a mistrial. "I trusted him. Do you understand?" At around the same time, Attorney Gloria Allred who is defending some of the alleged victims said she is not losing hope.

Arts&Culture The Cosby And Yanez Juries Appear Deadlocked. Now What?
Author: 0 The Cosby And Yanez Juries Appear Deadlocked. Now What?

But O'Neill gave them a special instruction required by law and sent them back to deliberations to see if they could settle their differences and reach a verdict. "This thing is a deadlock ", Wyatt said at a news conference outside the Montgomery County Courthouse a little after 8 p.m. Cosby gave the deposition more than a decade ago as part of accuser Andrea Constand's lawsuit against him.

Author: 0 Bruno Mars kicks off BET Awards

Maxwell, left, and Leslie Jones perform a skit at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles . Chicago's Chance the Rapper gave a fiery, seemingly off-the-cuff speech at the BET Awards on Sunday night in which he chastised the legal system, Chicago Public Schools and US government.

Arts&Culture Key Republican Collins has 'serious concerns' on healthcare bill
Author: 0 Key Republican Collins has 'serious concerns' on healthcare bill

Clinton wrote the strong words on Twitter as she retweeted a study by the Center for American Progress that said the health care bill now making its way through the Senate could lead to as many as 28,000 additional deaths in 2026. "That means the money available under this bill, for Medicaid in the out years, beyond 10 years, is even leaner, is even less, is even a deeper cut than what's in the House bill".

Author: 0 Meet Martha, the world's ugliest dog

The 3-year-old was a crowd favorite from the beginning of the World's Ugliest Dog competition. According to the Shirley, Martha was rescued from the nearby Sebastopol, when she was nearly blind and neglected like thousands of other breeds.

Arts&Culture OH lawmakers air concerns about GOP health proposal
Author: 0 OH lawmakers air concerns about GOP health proposal

American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference. Ohio's top political leaders from both parties united in their concern over Senate Republicans' plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Arts&Culture How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas
Author: 0 How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

Interestingly, unlike iOS 11 beta 1, every other message in the window goes greyscale - making the effect more visually dramatic. Yet, this process can be flawed; especially when it comes to interaction between non-apple products or apps that may suddenly become incompatible with the new system.

Author: 0 Bruno Mars to Open the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles

The hip-hop trio Migos won the night's first honor - the best group award. Chance the Rapper will receive the Humanitarian Award while New Edition are set to go home with Lifetime Achievement Award . One of the power-packed and electrifying performances of the evening was none other than our " 24K Magic " man, Bruno Mars . Following her lead is show-opener Bruno Mars with five nods, and Solange , Chance the Rapper and Migos , who each have four.

Arts&Culture Team NZ Win Two AC Races Today
Author: 0 Team NZ Win Two AC Races Today

Team New Zealand, then led by Dean Barker, reached match point at 8-1 before Oracle rallied to win eight straight races in one of the greatest comebacks in sports to retain the Auld Mug. Races 7 and 8 are scheduled for Sunday. In the pre-start to race five, both boats were early back to the line with time to kill. Although New Zealand got away off the start after the US crew were penalised for being over the line, the defenders got back into the race and at one stage were leading, more ...

Author: 0 Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

Northam's campaign had been expecting about 320,000 voters, similar to the last contested Democratic primary in 2009. Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. The results, for all the sometimes ridiculous hype about this being a Sanders-Clinton rematch, are a vindication of the virtually united Virginia Democratic Party support for Northam.

Arts&Culture Bill Cosby accuser bashes his upcoming sexual assault town halls
Author: 0 Bill Cosby accuser bashes his upcoming sexual assault town halls

The juror told The Associated Press that the panel was nearly evenly split in its deliberations, with a similar number of jurors wanting to convict the 79-year-old entertainer as acquit him. Cosby, 79, has been accused of sexual assault or misconduct by at least 50 women, but has only gone to trial for the assault of Andrea Constand .

Arts&Culture Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill
Author: 0 Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill

President Trump spent part of his Saturday at Trump National Golf Club but had healthcare on his mind. The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law, such as specific health services insurers must now cover.

Arts&Culture Sailing-New Zealand reach match point against US in America's Cup
Author: 0 Sailing-New Zealand reach match point against US in America's Cup

Olympic gold medallist Burling recorded two sharp starts, narrowly edging the Americans in race seven before batting to a tense 12sec win. Team New Zealand, the hard-luck loser to Oracle in 2013, gained during a wind shift on leg four of the sixth race and passed Oracle in the matchup of 50-foot foiling catamarans.

Author: 0 CWS: All-SEC final begins Monday in Omaha

Papierksi gave LSU a 3-0 led with a home run over the rightfield fence on a three-ball, one-strike count pitch. In his first two at-bats of the game against Oregon State , Papierski hit home runs. The Tigers beat the Beavers 3-1 on Friday to force the second game. Fourth-seeded LSU , which shared the SEC regular-season title with the Gators, advanced with a 6-1 win over No.

Author: 0 United States secure first win of America's Cup, trail New Zealand 4-1

Team New Zealand is just one win away from lifting the cup and are sitting on a 6-1 lead in the first-to-seven final, setting themselves up to revenge a humbling defeat in San Francisco in 2013. The Kiwis would regain the lead, but Spithill came out better in two close passes on the fifth leg to gain an advantage he wouldn't surrender. "The boat is clearly faster because of the changes and it showed in the second race that if we as athletes can do a good job then the boat responds".

Arts&Culture Pregnancy no barrier to competing for 800m runner, Alysia Montano
Author: 0 Pregnancy no barrier to competing for 800m runner, Alysia Montano

The 31-year-old athlete competed in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at five months pregnant on Friday. She finished more than 19 seconds behind the victor, recording a time of 2 minutes, 21.40 seconds. I represent pregnant women", Montano told media . "That's not the point at all", she said. She captured the silver as part of Team USA's women's 4×800-meter relay and gold in the women's 4×400-meter event.

Arts&Culture USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates
Author: 0 USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

The US-led worldwide coalition later confirmed the incident in a statement , saying the armed drone was downed "after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces" that "were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS ".

Arts&Culture Rape charges against Hilary Duffs ex-husband dismissed
Author: 0 Rape charges against Hilary Duffs ex-husband dismissed

TMZ was the first to report that charges were filed by an unidentified woman who joined Comrie and another woman at his home on February 11. "There is an open investigation of sexual assault involving Mr. Complicating her claims though, she showered afterwards and later performed another consensual sex act with Comrie where she reports he was rough again.

Author: 0 Not 'That Far Off' From Passing Health Overhaul

President Trump spent part of his Saturday at Trump National Golf Club but had healthcare on his mind. Casey and others say the bill poses a bigger threat to Pennsylvania's health care system than many other states, partly because of Pennsylvania's relatively generous Medicaid program and partly because of its relatively older and costlier population.

Arts&Culture Editor's Note: Anti-Trump isn't enough for Democrats
Author: 0 Editor's Note: Anti-Trump isn't enough for Democrats

Since 2010, Republicans have branded congressional campaigns all across the country as contests to oppose House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi . Ms. Back in 2001 Hoyer and Pelosi faced each other for the top leadership position inside the Democratic caucus, but have largely worked collaboratively in the top two slots for years.

Author: 0 How to Watch the 2017 BET Awards

This year's show will air on Sunday live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST on BET. "I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming". Beyonce , who reportedly had her twins earlier this month though she hasn't commented on the topic, is also nominated for best female R&B/pop artist , pitting her against her sister Solange , Mary J.

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz Excited To Head To The (Insert Team Name)

An excellent isolation scorer , Tatum will take major loads off of Isaih Thomas, Jae Chrowder and Al Horford during Boston's 2nd attempt to dethrone Cleveland as the kings of the east. A lot of people have been saying that the Bulls got robbed in this trade and that they should have kept their 16th pick or attempted to grab Andrew Wiggins .

Author: 0 France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

Mounir Mahjoubi, junior minister in charge of digital affairs, said on BFM television that voters have acknowledged that the first weeks of Mr Macron's presidency "have been exemplary" and "have allowed the French to see there is a path that suits them".

Author: 0 World's Ugliest Dog 2017 Will Melt Your Heart

For becoming the top dog, Martha will receive a prize of US$1,500 (S$2,100) and will fly to NY to appear on television. The annual event celebrates the unique features that make some dogs "so ugly that they're actually cute ". "We tell her every day". The dogs were judged on first impressions, unusual attributes, personality and audience reaction. With an air of languid confidence Martha pawed her way past her 13 competitors, with judges saying they were impressed by what appeared ...

Author: 0 Go See 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

While not exactly a household name, Knight directed one of the biggest unsung masterpieces of previous year, Kubo and the Two Strings , which uses stop-motion animation and Japanese folklore to tell a wonderfully compelling story. The director blatantly rips off other films including his version of a Transformers dragon that looks exactly like King Ghidorah from the Godzilla franchise.

Arts&Culture Susan Boyle targeted by abusive teens
Author: 0 Susan Boyle targeted by abusive teens

It's reported that the gang have deliberately targeted Susan - who lives in her native Blackburn , West Lothian and suffers from Asperger syndrome - by preying on her near her home. "The other neighbours will chase them off if they see anything". Neighbours have said she has been forced to deal with increased intimidation since acquiring stardom.

Author: 0 Deadlocked Cosby jury resumes deliberations on Friday

Judge Steven O'Niell asked the jury, which began deliberating Monday evening, to go back to deliberating in another attempt to reach consensus. Two drummers join a demonstration in support of victims of sexual violence outside the Montgomery County Courthouse where Bill Cosby is waiting for deliberations to finish in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 15, 2017.

Author: 0 Meet the World's Ugliest Dog, 3-year-old Martha!

According to NBC news , Martha was rescued from the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Santa Rose and was almost blind when she was younger. The dogs were judged on audience reaction, first impressions and "unusual attributes". However, with his strong sense of smell, Moe was able to enjoy funnel cakes and other fried items. Moe, a 16-year-old Brussels Griffon-pug mix from Santa Rosa, California, who was the oldest in the competition, came in second.

Arts&Culture Beyoncé-Jay Z welcome twins!
Author: 0 Beyoncé-Jay Z welcome twins!

In the tweet, he said his daughter was now the mother of twins , confirming earlier reports of the year's most highly anticipated celebrity birth. The " Formation " singer hasn't been shy about showing off her baby bump throughout her pregnancy. Beyonce and the 99 Problems hitmaker tied the knot in 2008 and recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.

Author: 0 34 tower blocks in United Kingdom fail fire safety tests: Government

Camden Council said it chose to evacuate the buildings on the Chalcots Estate after fire inspectors told officials they couldn't guarantee the safety of residents. Roger Evans, 51, who said he found out that his building was being cleared after a friend saw it on the news and alerted him by text, said: "As far as I am concerned, nothing in that building has changed in the last few days, weeks, months or years".

Arts&Culture Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards
Author: 0 Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards

The complete list of winners would be announced at the grand ceremony slated for June 25, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. "I am so excited to be hosting the BET Awards this year", Jones said in an earlier statement. Actually, the same goes for all the other viewing options: since the pre-show airs on BET, it will also be available on all its other platforms - namely, its online live stream (which is free if your cable includes the BET Network), and its subscription service ...

Author: 0 This gassy Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha

Impressing the judges with what appeared to be her "300 pounds" of droopy skin on her long bones, she won the crown along with a trophy, a trip to NY and $1500 (USD). "We tell her every day". The judges took into consideration first impressions, unusual attributes, personality, and the crowd's reaction when deciding the winners.

Author: 0 After the Cosby sexual assault trial

Montgomery County Judge Steve O'Neill agreed to keep jurors' identities under seal. He said the encounter was consensual. After six days of deliberation, the jury was deadlocked in its ability to reach a unanimous decision. The initial jury was selected from the Pittsburgh area and spent two weeks sequestered 300 miles from home . Bill Cosby listens to his wife Camille's statement being read aloud by Ebonee M.

Arts&Culture Bette Midler Shuts It Down During Tonys Acceptance Speech
Author: 0 Bette Midler Shuts It Down During Tonys Acceptance Speech

Later in the speech, Midler spoke about the Hello, Dolly! in its current form and how it fits in to the current political climate - the musical was nominated for 10 awards and won the award for Best Musical Revival. "Most of all, I'd like to accept this on behalf of the people of Newfoundland and all of the first responders and their families in New York ", Ashley said.

Author: 0 No Bay, No How: Michael Bay Wants Transformers To Go R-Rated

While we have plenty of photos above of the premiere, it appears the festivities weren't quite fan friendly. But like many of those other big series' that have begun to clog the multiplexes, does the law of diminishing returns mean it's time for the Transformers to lay dormant for a little while? Bonus round: for history buffs, here's a great topic for a debate - which movie portrays their respective time periods more inaccurately: Transformers or King Arthur: Legend of the Sword .

Author: 0 Transformers: The Last Knight Review - Michael Bay Goes Out With A Bang

Said Wahlberg , who reprises his role as Cade from the fourth movie: " Michael created this entire universe , so for him to give the helm to somebody else, I think it is going to be hard". New theory: To truly appreciate and follow them - and let's be clear in that many folks love them and that these flicks rake in hundreds of millions of dollars around the globe - one has to be afflicted with some sort of attention-deficit issue.

Author: 0 Josh Duhamel returns in "Transformers: The Last Knight"

Give him a classy love story and he'll turn it into Fifty Shades of Grey , but he's clearly a very clever man. That is not all . Grey, at the time, indicated Bay would be at the helm of the Bumblebee film - however, that quickly changed.

Arts&Culture Dennis Rodman takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea
Author: 0 Dennis Rodman takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea

After South Korean officials said North Korea was responsible for Warmbier's passing and United States President Donald Trump called them'a total disgrace', the hermit state broke their silence on the incident. American doctors say he suffered brain damage and was in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness". However, North Korea is now saying that they are the real victim in all this.

Arts&Culture Beyoncé's dad confirms twins arrival...boy & girl?
Author: 0 Beyoncé's dad confirms twins arrival...boy & girl?

Phillip Prodger, head of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, told TIME the photos blended references and depicted the expecting mother as a Renaissance Madonna. "Jay and I are also fools for our daughters, although he's going to have me beat once those two twins show up", he said. Beyoncé's father has confirmed the arrival of her twins.

Arts&Culture Cosby trial alternate juror: I would have voted to convict
Author: 0 Cosby trial alternate juror: I would have voted to convict

But District Attorney Kevin Steele announced his decision right after a mistrial was declared. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanim. He told Pittsburgh radio station WDVE that jurors did not discuss the case on the bus ride after the trial, maintaining "complete silence". "I was ridiculously sick", when he found out about the mistrial .

Author: 0 Mark Wahlberg Is Probably Done With the Transformers Movies

Let's be honest, at this point if you're going to plop down cash to go see Michael Bay's latest installment in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight , you pretty much know what you're getting into. She tells them that "He" is Unicron, a major villain in the Transformers franchise. The only to stop these types movies from ever coming to light is to stop buying tickets for them.

Arts&Culture Blac Chyna Was in a Car Accident This Morning
Author: 0 Blac Chyna Was in a Car Accident This Morning

The reality star's check up lasted around 45 minutes according to TMZ before she was collected by another vehicle. She appeared to be physically unharmed and was picked up by an unidentified friend soon after being released by the emergency officials, TMZ reports.

Arts&Culture The Game Thinks Meek Mill and Safaree Should Go One-on-One
Author: 0 The Game Thinks Meek Mill and Safaree Should Go One-on-One

You can check out a video of the chat below. Eventually he escapes fully, and someone in a suit gets a few good licks and a nice body slam in on one of the culprits before it all ends. "One-on-one you can't f-- with me, so that's why you had to do that". Nicki Minaj's first ex can be heard yelling insults at the "Can't Lie" rapper, who we could assume has fled immediately after jumping him.