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Police grab man climbing Trump Tower in dramatic end to standoff

No, this isn't "Mission: Impossible" — a man equipped with suction cups attempted to scale Trump Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday before police yanked him to safety through a window more than two hours later.<p>The man was first spotted around 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Trump Tower on 56th Street, CBS …

Trump stirs controversy with remarks on gun rights

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that gun rights activists could act to stop Democratic rival Hillary Clinton from nominating liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices, igniting yet another fire storm of criticism just as he sought to steer …

Donald Trump

Vietnam is moving rocket launchers into the disputed South China Sea

Diplomats and military officers told Reuters that intelligence shows Hanoi has shipped the launchers from the Vietnamese mainland into position on five bases in the Spratly islands in recent months, a move likely to raise tensions with Beijing.<p>The launchers have been hidden from aerial surveillance …

From Suicide Squad to The Killing Joke: does DC have a problem with women?

Anyone who thinks Suicide Squad’s treatment of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn as a teenage boy’s wet dream is a first - one critic recently described the movie’s reading of the character as like “damaged dolly jerk-off material” - should try reading the 2007 graphic novel Preludes and Knock-Knock …

Comic Books

‘Ghostbusters’! ‘Suicide Squad’! Here’s how Hollywood should next unspool its vortex of special effects …

<b>COME THE SUMMER</b> of 2016, we knew that we would get a “Ghostbusters” remake. What we did <i>not</i> know is that the latest take on that hit 1984 comedy would actually be titled “Suicide Squad.”<p>What’s that? What could DC’s worst-of-the-worst supervillains and Peter Venkman’s cheeky spectral exterminators …

Film Industry

Movies Have Let America Down This Summer

Man, what the hell, movies?<p>This has been a shit summer. There’s no question about that – and for many, many, many reasons. There’s <i>a lot</i> going on, and it’s all very depressing. And a problem for a lot of people (including myself) is there’s been little opportunity for meaningful, temporary …

Bernie Sanders Urges Reluctant Supporters to Back Hillary Clinton

While acknowledging that some of his supporters "will not vote" for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders argued on Sunday that his signature issues stood a better chance of being addressed by a President Clinton than they would by a President Donald Trump.<p>"I would …

Middle-class

Republican congressman becomes first to endorse Hillary Clinton for president

Richard Hanna, a Republican congressman from New York, has said he will vote for Hilary Clinton this November, making him the first member of Congress to break from his party and back the Democratic nominee.<p>Hanna, who said earlier this year he would never support Donald Trump, said he found the …

Government