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'Mayans MC' Pilot: The 'Sons of Anarchy' Spinoff Adds Lead Role in Reshoots

Actor Michael Irby is in for a wild ride.<p>The "Unit" vet has been cast as one of the leads in the upcoming "Mayans MC" pilot, Deadline reports. With the "Sons of Anarchy" spinoff undergoing reshoots, Irby's addition marks at least one big change that has come in the process. He'll portray Obispo …

Social Media: Big Brother, and his brother, is watching you via data mining

The information you make public is the key to your private data. This is true now more than ever, for two reasons.<p>First, South Africa’s intelligence …

North Korea may be mining bitcoin in addition to hacking it

Last month, North Korea was banned from exporting coal to China, its biggest buyer. The rogue regime may have found a new use for these idle coal supplies: powering bitcoin mines.<p>That’s according to research by Recorded Future, an information security firm that counts the Central Intelligence …

North Korea

Russia Needed Help Targeting U.S. Voters, Two Former CIA Leaders Say

Two former heads of the Central Intelligence Agency said Russia probably didn’t have the ability to microtarget U.S. voters and districts in the 2016 …

Social Media

Report: The Pentagon plans to increase its use of cloud computing in security push

After his recent trip to the West Coast to check out how cloud tech companies are fending off cybersecurity attacks, U.S. Secretary of Defense James …

Ehud Barak, Israeli Hawk and No Friend of Iran, Urges Trump to Keep Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON — Ehud Barak, the former Israeli leader known for his hawkish views on Iran, said it would be a “mistake” for President Trump to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, both because it would play to Iran’s advantage and because it would scuttle any hope of a negotiation with North Korea.<p>Mr. …

North Korea

TV report: Islamic State chiefs gather near Israel border, set up training camp

Several senior commanders from Islamic State who recently fled from Iraq and northern Syria are now based in southern Syria, just across the Golan …

Middle East

Editor's Rant - why did I HATE Underworld:Awakening, let me count the ways...

To start let me first admit the fact that I severely love the Underworld film franchise concept. The mythology was well crafted and created a fun and …

Construction

Rambo 5 "Last Blood" news update

I distinctly remember seeing the trailer for Rambo (4) in theatres and remember the laughter from the audience at the sight of a 63 year old Sly …

Film Industry

Terminator Genysis sequels have release dates

I have mixed feelings about the upcoming Terminator Genysis. I like the concept of the “aged” T-800 Arnold S. character, it is an interesting</b> …

Movies

Francis Dolarhyde cast for Hannibal Season 3!

“<i>it feels good, because God has power… And If One Does, what God, does enough times…. One will Become as God is…..”</i><p>The first two seasons of NBC’s …

TV

Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette, meet Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

There has not been much seen or heard about Quicksilver or the Scarlet Witch in the trailers for Age of Ultron so far the motives and origins are a …

Marvel Universe

Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs are fair game but unlikely to be effective.

Two facts: Former President Bill Clinton has had dalliances with numerous women who were not Hillary Clinton over the course of their marriage, and …

US election 2016: Rise and fall of Republican candidate Ben Carson

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has been on a rollercoaster of a campaign. Just a few weeks ago, the retired neurosurgeon was at the top …

Marco Rubio fends off renewed attacks from rivals on Senate voting record

Chris Christie has taken up Jeb Bush’s criticisms of the Florida senator’s absences from congressional votes as battle for Republican middle ground heats up<p>Marco Rubio faced a fresh round of attacks on Tuesday from his Republican rivals over the Florida senator’s penchant for skipping votes while …

Government

Even GOP candidates bristle at Republican ‘loyalty oaths’

Republican officials in Virginia have been toying with partisan “loyalty oaths” for quite a while. They’re not improving with age.<p>In the 2000 cycle, …

The new #NoFilter Jeb Bush: a desperate ploy to build a personality from scratch

By most accounts a serious, thoughtful candidate going into the Republican primary, his efforts to not be his rivals or relatives are backfiring<p>The most interesting things about Jeb Bush and his candidacy are who he is not – and this election cycle, we’ve learned a whole lot about it.<p>He’s not a guy …

Government

Christopher Nolan to Direct Action Thriller ‘Dunkirk’ for Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)

Christopher Nolan looks to be headed to France during World War II for his next project. Sources tell Variety that Nolan will direct “Dunkirk” from …

First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Doctor Strange

Debuting in November 2016, the powerful character is expected to play a major part in the Disney-owned studio’s popular superhero ‘cinematic universe’<p>The first images of Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel superhero Doctor Strange have hit the web, showing the British actor in the opulent robes of the …

Comics

Close encounter between U.S. warship and Iranian rocket

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A U.S. aircraft carrier came within about 1,500 yards of an Iranian rocket while operating in the Strait of Hormuz, a Pentagon official told CNN.<p>While transiting the strait that sits at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the USS Harry S. Truman had the encounter while the Iranian …

Military

Why Westerns Are Tragically More Relevant Than Ever

'The Hateful Eight' and 'The Revenant' may be set in the past — but they're stories about today<p>Where life had no value, death had its price."<p>So …

Mass Shootings

China Blasts 'Hypocritical' U.S. Over Anti-Terror Surveillance Law

BEIJING — China accused the U.S. and other Western critics of hypocrisy and “double-standards” Tuesday as it defended a new counter-terrorism law that gives authorities greater powers to monitor private communication.<p>The law, passed over the weekend, would also require telecom and Internet …

China

Islamic State's Dark Beginnings

Two years ago, President Barack Obama dismissed Islamic State as al-Qaeda's "J.V. team." Today, it controls roughly a third of Mesopotamia and wreaks …

Who Joins ISIS and Why?

Why are so many young Muslims in so many countries joining ISIS? Unless and until we understand who they are and why they join, we can't provide counter narratives that can disrupt the ISIS recruiting process. So who are these recruits?<p><b>MEMBERS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN'S DEFEATED ARMY</b>. In what was one of …

Foreign Policy

Coalition forces kill ISIS leader connected to Paris attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S.-led coalition killed multiple figures within ISIS senior leadership over the last few weeks, including an operative closely linked to the ringleader of the November attacks in Paris, the spokesman for the coalition said Tuesday.<p>Col. Steve Warren said 10 senior ISIS leaders …

Paris Attacks

14 States Will Ring In the New Year with Higher Minimum Wages

The federal minimum wage has stayed the same since 2009. But many of the lowest-paid workers in the U.S. will soon be getting a raise anyway. Thanks …

‘Social Jihad’: Why a New Jersey Imam is Calling on American Muslims to Join the U.S. Army, FBI and CIA

A New Jersey Muslim leader is urging members of his faith to join the U.S. Army and law enforcement agencies including the FBI and CIA, arguing that they should serve their country before asking the U.S. to serve them.<p>Sheikh Mohamed Moussa, in a sermon earlier this month at the North Hudson Islamic …

Islam

Hillary Clinton, It's the Rigged System, Stupid!

When her husband was running for president in 1992, James Carville famously advised Bill Clinton on the zeitgeist of the American electorate at the time by saying, "It"s the Economy, Stupid."<p>Somebody needs to tell Hillary Clinton that in 2016, the American people are once again simmering, and let …

Middle-class

Sanders flies coach, social media says he's first class

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders' supporters have launched a social media campaign highlighting their candidate's frequent appearances on commercial airlines.<p>While almost all of the presidential hopefuls have on occasion traveled alongside — or in between — passengers in coach, Sanders is the one most likely …

Social Media