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thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  44+ min ago

James Brown's cape and Rudy gone wild: key takeaways from Haberman's Trump book

theguardian.com > books > oct

...Maggie Haberman's new book, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, was published in the US on Tuesday. As is now customary for books about the 45th president, its revelations have been widely reported.... ..."The response from White House aides," Haberman writes, "was not to try to change Trump's view, but to consider asking [Adm Brett] Giroir not to wear his uniform to the Oval Office anymore.". Taxes dodge was made up on the fly...

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  13+ hour, 8+ min ago

Teen held in hospital for months due to lack of secure children's home place

theguardian.com > society > oct

...General hospitals are not registered to provide secure accommodation for children in this situation, and do not have the specialist staff required to provide the care and therapeutic input needed.... ...Judge Stephen Wildblood KC gave permission for anonymised details to be reported, including permission to publish the names of the local authority and two social work managers involved in the case....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  5+ hour, 39+ min ago

Outrage after Philippine journalist Percival Mabasa shot dead in Manila

theguardian.com > world > oct

...Outrage after Philippine journalist Percival Mabasa shot dead in Manila. Media groups and activists describe assassination of radio star, known on air as Percy Lapid, as a blow to press freedom.... ...The national police vowed to deliver justice in the case. Mabasa, who used the broadcast name Percy Lapid, was critical of the previous president, Rodrigo Duterte, who oversaw a deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, and his successor, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of an ousted dictator....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  7+ hour, 43+ min ago

Match.com ad showing woman carrying out subservient tasks banned for being sexist

theguardian.com > media > oct

...The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which introduced rules to reduce gender stereotyping three years ago, received a complaint that the campaign was sexist and perpetuated negative out-of-date gender roles....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  9+ hour, 38+ min ago

Paxman: Putting Up With Parkinson's review - I am already dreading his absence

theguardian.com > tv-and-radio > oct

...2021, until the present, as he films his final series of University Challenge.... ...Though he does not film his final episodes of University Challenge until this month, I am already dreading his absence. Paxman meets Sharon Osbourne, to talk about her husband Ozzy's Parkinson's diagnosis and how it affects her, as his partner....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  10+ hour, 39+ min ago

Angelina Jolie alleges physical abuse by Brad Pitt in countersuit

theguardian.com > film > oct

...Angelina Jolie alleges physical abuse by Brad Pitt in countersuit. Jolie alleges Pitt was abusive toward her and two of their children on a 2016 flight as legal battle over French winery escalates.... ...The filing, first reported by the New York Times, describes an extended physical and verbal outburst by Pitt in September 2016 as the couple and their six children flew from France to California....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  16+ hour, 12+ min ago

Loretta Lynn, country singer of love and hardship, dies aged 90

theguardian.com > music > oct

...Born Loretta Webb in a one-room rural Kentucky cabin in 1932, Lynn was one of eight siblings and the daughter of a coal miner -- a fact that led to her signature song, 1970's Coal Miner's Daughter.... ...As well as solo releases she partnered with country stars such as Conway Twitty, with whom she recorded 10 duet albums, and Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette for the 1993 album Honky Tonk Angels....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  19+ hour, 19+ min ago

Pushing Buttons: How Google got its head stuck in the cloud

theguardian.com > games > oct

...Google Stadia is going offline for good. The company's cloud-gaming platform had good tech. So why did it fail? Plus, the creators of Monument Valley are back with a gorgeous game of angles and rebounds. Alas, game-streaming service Google Stadia is no more.... ...I wrote about music discovery and games, starting with hearing the Chemical Brothers for the first time while hurtling down a track in Wipeout and running through to Guitar Hero, Fifa and Fortnite. It's had one of the loveliest responses of anything I've written all year....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  13+ hour, 49+ min ago

Twitter shares halted amid reports Elon Musk to go ahead with $44bn buyout

theguardian.com > technology > oct

...Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that the Tesla chief executive had made an offer to buy the business for the original deal price of $54.20 a share in a letter to Twitter.... ...The Wall Street Journal also reported on Tuesday that Musk had made the proposal to Twitter's lawyers overnight on Monday and had then filed a letter with the Delaware chancery court before an emergency hearing on the deal on Tuesday. Twitter has been approached for comment....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  14+ hour, 50+ min ago

Game of Thrones co-author decries accusations of racism after fan backlash

theguardian.com > books > oct

...The married couple, who have been collaborating with George RR Martin for two decades, were recruited to write The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty, Volume One, called "a deluxe reference book".... ...In March 2012, Antonsson spoke out against Black actor Nonso Anonzie playing Xaro Xhoan Daxos, referred to as pale in the books while recently decrying Black actor Steve Toussaint playing Corlys in recent prequel series House of the Dragon....