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  • M. Night Shyamalan Thinks Glass Is Deep. It’s Not

    January 15, 2019 10:49 PM 4398 1

    The films of M. Night Shyamalan, with their shouty surprise endings—HE’S DEAD! IT’S A WILDLIFE PRESERVE! and my personal favorite, JUST THROW WATER ON THEM!—bring great pleasure to some and intense, groan-stifling agony to others. But even those in the first camp might have to work hard to love Glass, Shyamalan’s dopey dual sequel to the 2000 super-natural

  • Man to get 27 years in prison for murdering Dwyane Wade's cousin

    January 15, 2019 8:29 PM 4254 1

    CHICAGO -- One of two brothers charged in the Chicago fatal shooting of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade's cousin has pleaded guilty to murder. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Derren Sorrells entered the plea Tuesday to a first-degree murder charge in the 2016 shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge. Sorrells admitted to firing shots at a man he thought was in a rival

  • 'Keep calm and carry on', Austria urges after UK Brexit vote

    January 15, 2019 8:09 PM 4361

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to act swiftly to avert a ‘no-deal’ Brexit after British lawmakers rejected a withdrawal deal she had agreed with Brussels, adding that the deal would not be renegotiated. Britain’s lower house of parliament voted 432-202 against May’s deal, the worst parliamentary defeat for a government

  • McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

    January 15, 2019 8:00 PM 4447

    (Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) has lost its rights to the trademark “Big Mac” in a European Union case ruling in favor of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac’s, a decision from the EU’s Spain-based Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) showed. The judgment, provided to Reuters by Supermac’s, revoked McDonald’s registration of the trademark, saying

  • Exclusive: Brazil's Odebrecht offers debt-for-equity swap for Atvos unit

    January 15, 2019 7:48 PM 4309

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Corruption-ensnared Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] has proposed that creditors take over its sugar and ethanol unit, Atvos Agroindustrial Participacoes SA, in exchange for reducing Odebrecht’s huge debt load, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. The move is the latest sign of the radical way in which Brazilian conglomerate

  • UK opposition's Corbyn says Brexit deal could be renogotiated if May's plan rejected

    January 15, 2019 7:14 PM 4257

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could reopen negotiations with the European Union over the terms of its departure from the bloc, opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday, as he urged lawmakers to reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. “I say this to our negotiating partners in the EU: If parliament votes down this deal, then re-opening

  • Motor racing: IndyCar signs title sponsorship deal with NTT

    January 15, 2019 7:10 PM 4313

    (Reuters) - IndyCar announced a multi-year agreement with NTT on Tuesday that will make the Japanese tech giant the title sponsor of North America’s premier open-wheel racing series. NTT replaces Verizon as title sponsor of the series. Its sponsorship of what will now be known as the NTT IndyCar Series launches with the March 10 season-opening race. The financial

  • Netflix raises prices for U.S. subscribers

    January 15, 2019 7:10 PM 4172

    (Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion. Prices for its popular standard plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, will rise to $12.99 per month

  • At 'historic' moment, British PM May urges lawmakers to back her deal

    January 15, 2019 7:05 PM 4081

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers to back her deal on Tuesday, saying it was a historic decision that the country would live with for generations. “The responsibility on each and every one of us at this moment is profound, for this is a historic decision that will set the future of our country for generations,” May told parliament

  • No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

    January 15, 2019 6:50 PM 5210

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went back to work on Monday with their first joint royal engagement of 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to Birkenhead, a town near Liverpool in England. According to Hello, the trip was so the charity-minded couple could visit a local school, as well as a few organizations that support the community, including