Tuesday, February 7

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Britney Spears Marries Sam Asghari in California | Entertainment News
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Britney Spears Marries Sam Asghari in California | Entertainment News

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears has married her longtime partner Sam Asghari at a Southern California ceremony that came months after the pop superstar won her freedom from a court conservatorship.Asghari's representative Brandon Cohen confirmed the couple's nuptials. He said: “I am very ecstatic this day has come, and they are married. I know he wanted this for so long. He is so caring and supportive every step of the way.”The wedding happened nine months after the pair were engaged and nearly seven months after Spears' conservatorship ended. While seeking an end to the court case that controlled many aspects of her life, Spears expressed her desire to marry Asghari and have children.Spears got pregnant earlier this year, but experienced a...
Amazon accused of “obstructing” House probe into deadly warehouse collapse
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Amazon accused of “obstructing” House probe into deadly warehouse collapse

Congressional Democrats are accusing Amazon of "obstructing" their investigation into the retailer's labor practices during severe weather events.Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform have sent a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, saying the company has failed to produce materials requested more than two months ago.The committee, which launched the investigation in late March, gave the Seattle-based e-commerce company a list of materials to hand over by mid-April. But the company "still has not produced any of the key categories of documents identified by Committee staff, let alone the full set of materials the Committee requested in March," said the letter signed by committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, a Democrat from New York....
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Pirates Trolled By Game With Error Messages And Endless Rain

Photo: Emilia Drewniak (Getty Images)One of my favourite things to write about on this website are the creative ways developers have learned to fuck with people pirating their video games, so it’s with great pleasure I get to share another example today.Ross Symons, the CEO of Big Ant Studios, has been talking on Twitter today about some of the measures his company have used to deal with pirates, which are far more creative then just denying them access to the game.Speaking specifically about sports game Cricket 22, the studios’ latest release, he says Big Ant just turned on their own idea of piracy protection for the game, which involves making the whole screen flash white between matches. Like these kind of anti-piracy measures often do, it’s drawn a lot of oblivious pirates to the game’...
Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave | Entertainment News
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Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave | Entertainment News

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against a 23-year-old Florida rapper who goes by the name Rod Wave has has been dropped, according to court documents.Prosecutors filed a notice Thursday in Osceola County court that the case against Rodarius Green was not suitable for prosecution.Green, whose song “Heart on Ice" broke into the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020, was arrested earlier this month following a traffic stop in St. Petersburg on a warrant out of Osceola County, officials said.According to an arrested warrant, Green's ex-girlfriend accused him of entering her central Florida home and choking her last month while their two children were in another room of the house. The former couple had dated for about four years, and the girlfriend told investigators that Green accused her...
Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News
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Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment WriterSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago.Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a recent court filing that she now believes the assault happened in 1975 when she was 16, not in 1974 when she was 15 as she had long alleged, spurring cries of foul and a request to dismiss the case from Cosby’s attorneys, who said the change has upended their defense on the eve of trial.“It's not fair,” Cosby's lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said outside court. “It's called trial by ambush.”Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan gave no indication he planned...
U.S. Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers Against Biased AI | Technology News
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U.S. Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers Against Biased AI | Technology News

By MATT O'BRIEN, AP Technology WriterThe federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers that the commonly used hiring tools could violate civil rights laws.The U.S. Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jointly issued guidance to employers to take care before using popular algorithmic tools meant to streamline the work of evaluating employees and job prospects — but which could also potentially run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act.“We are sounding an alarm regarding the dangers tied to blind reliance on AI and other technologies that we are seeing increasingly used by employe...
Star of ‘The Bear Whisperer’ Accused of Illegal Bear Kill | Entertainment News
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Star of ‘The Bear Whisperer’ Accused of Illegal Bear Kill | Entertainment News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who stars on a TV show called “The Bear Whisperer” has been accused of illegally killing a black bear in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park and lying about where it was killed.The U.S. Attorney's Office filed misdemeanor charges last Friday against Harvey Neil Anthony of Maine and Nature Productions Inc. Anthony goes by the name of Blaine Anthony in the television series he also produces, the Anchorage Daily News reported.An online court records system did not show an attorney listed for Anthony. There was no immediate response to an email seeking comment sent to Nature Productions Inc. on Thursday by The Associated Press. The charging documents said Anthony is the company's sole shareholder.Hunting is prohibited in the park, which is at the edge of the Kena...
Surprise! Justin Timberlake Is in ‘Candy’ With Jessica Biel | Entertainment News
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Surprise! Justin Timberlake Is in ‘Candy’ With Jessica Biel | Entertainment News

By ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Viewers tuning in to Thursday's episode of “Candy,” starring Jessica Biel, may recognize a familiar face: Biel’s husband Justin Timberlake.The musician and actor portrays a deputy who investigates the murder the show is centered around.Biel, a co-executive producer on the project, says Timberlake first approached her producing partner, Michelle Purple, about wanting to be involved.“They sort of had this whole plan. I didn’t even know about at first. And then I thought he was kidding. And then he said, ‘No, for real, I want to do this.’ And then it was off to the races. He was getting a wig fitting, it was so fun and was such a good surprise.”Political CartoonsBiel admits to being worried at first about whether their dynamic would “transla...
Film Producers Defend Safety in Alec Baldwin Shooting | Entertainment News
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Film Producers Defend Safety in Alec Baldwin Shooting | Entertainment News

By MORGAN LEE, Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October, according to filings posted Wednesday by state regulators.Rust Movie Productions is challenging the basis of a $137,000 fine against the company by state occupational safety regulators who say production managers on the set of the Western film failed to follow standard industry protocols for firearms safety.At a ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe on Oct. 21, 2021, Baldwin was pointing a gun at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins inside a small church during setup for the filming of a scene when it went off, killing Hutchins and ...
Atlanta Rapper Young Thug Arrested on RICO, Gang Charges | Entertainment News
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Atlanta Rapper Young Thug Arrested on RICO, Gang Charges | Entertainment News

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Young Thug was one of 28 people indicted Monday in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the state's RICO act and street gang charges, according to jail records.The Atlanta rapper, whose name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was arrested at his home in Buckhead, an Atlanta neighborhood just north of downtown. He is being held at the Fulton County Jail.The conspiracy charge dates back to 2013 and the gang charge to 2018, the jail record says.Young Thug is allegedly one of three founders of the Young Slime Life, “a criminal street gang that started in late 2012” in Atlanta, the indictment says. YSL is affiliated with the national Bloods gang, officials said. Charges include “Preserving, protecting and enhancing the reputation, power and territory of the enterprise through acts of...