Taylor Swift: judge dismisses DJs case against pop star
Aug12

Taylor Swift: judge dismisses DJs case against pop star

Judge rules David Mueller failed to prove Taylor Swift personally set out to have him fired after 2013 photo opportunity A judge on Friday threw out a Denver radio hosts case against Taylor Swift in a trial that delved into...

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Life at ‘the tip of the spear’: defiant Guam refuses to cower to Kim
Aug11

Life at ‘the tip of the spear’: defiant Guam refuses to cower to Kim

Idyllic Pacific island relies on tourism and the US military to sustain it. When it comes to North Korea, islanders hope that peace wins over war White sand beaches, crystal clear water, sunny blue skies and palm trees. All the hallmarks of an island getaway perfect for ignoring the problems of the world unless that island is Guam. This far-flung sliver of coral and greenery, which sits 9,700km from the US mainland, is in the...

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Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day  again
Aug10

Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day again

The star of the 1993 classic movie went to see the Broadway musical version on Tuesday and then returned Wednesday for another show Tuesday: Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day, a film famously about reliving the same day over and over, is spotted at the Broadway show based on that film. Wednesday: Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day, a film famously about reliving the same day over and over, is spotted at the Broadway show based on...

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More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap
Aug09

More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap

Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualifications More than 60 current and former Google employees are considering bringing a class-action lawsuit alleging sexism and pay disparities against women, as the technology giant wrestles with a deepening crisis over alleged discrimination. James Finberg, the civil rights attorney working on the...

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Google reportedly fires author of anti-diversity memo
Aug08

Google reportedly fires author of anti-diversity memo

CEO Sundar Pichai says internal document that criticised efforts to promote women and under-represented minorities is contrary to our basic values Google reportedly fired a software engineer on Monday after a in a memo to employees. It is contrary to our basic values and our code of conduct. The firing of the memos author, who identified himself as James Damore in an email to the Guardian, was first reported by tweeted a link to...

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The summer afternoon Frank Sinatra tried to beat me up
Aug06

The summer afternoon Frank Sinatra tried to beat me up

Its 1952, a blisteringly hot day on the Hudson River, and David Mayer, a 24-year-old US Army film-maker has the misfortune to get on the wrong side of Ol Blue Eyes I was 24 in the summer of 1952, and had recently completed the US Armys Signal Corps Officer Candidate School. I was assigned to the Pictorial Center, formerly Paramount Studios, in Long Island, as a screenwriter. I had never written a film; I knew absolutely nothing about...

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