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10 Best Movies of 2018 So Far

What if they cut off the year in movies at half time and we had to pick the best of 2018 only from those films that opened before July 1st? True, …

Isle of Dogs

The 50 most popular movie villains of all time, ranked

A great movie hero needs a great villain. These villains give beloved protagonists a reason to exist, to entertain, to go above and beyond in the pursuit of justice.<p>Audiences often find themselves drawn to these characters — on occasion preferring them to the movie’s “good guys.” Villains can be …

Movies

Michael B. Jordan Is Front-And-Center In First 'Creed II' Poster

I thought we were getting a trailer for <i>Creed II</i> this morning, but we got the poster today and the trailer tomorrow. What’s notable about this poster is that it’s entirely focused on Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). At least in this teaser poster, there is no reference to Rocky Balboa or the notion …

Film Industry

Odd Future: The Death of XXXTentacion and Rap’s Generational Crisis

Rap had never seen an XXXTentacion before. The rapper, who was shot and killed on Monday, was an anomaly for many fans, an artist who rose to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

XXXTentacion: The nasty, brutish and short life of the chart-topping rapper killed Monday

Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was small — he reportedly barely tipped 125 pounds on a scale — but he led with his fists. Violence radiated off him.<p>“I’ve been fighting since I was a kid,” he once said.<p>When Onfroy was 6, he tried stabbing a man who was messing with his mom, he would later boast. As a juvenile …

Crime

Elon Musk Accuses Tesla Employee of Sabotage

In scrambling to ramp up production of its Model 3 electric car, Tesla has run into trouble with robots and automated machinery, a need for more workers and a shortage of battery packs.<p>Now Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, suspects his company might have a more unusual problem: sabotage.<p>In an …

Tesla

G.E. Dropped From the Dow After More Than a Century

And then there were none.<p>General Electric, the last original member of the Dow Jones industrial average, was dropped from the blue-chip index late Tuesday and replaced by the Walgreens Boots Alliance drugstore chain.<p>The decision is a fresh blow to General Electric, which has stumbled badly in …

Stock Markets

Five charged after Texas crash that killed 5 migrants

Five people have been charged in connection with a migrant-smuggling scheme that resulted in a high-speed chase that killed five unauthorized migrants in Texas, prosecutors said on Tuesday.<p>The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas on Tuesday said those charged include Jorge Luis …

Immigration

Coronation plans threaten poll delay in junta-ruled Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday his military government will hold elections only after a coronation ceremony for the new Thai king, casting fresh doubt on promises the polls will be held by next February.<p>The junta seized power from an elected government in May 2014 and has …

Syrian National Council

Kirstjen Nielsen is the face of Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

One month after US President Donald Trump berated her over soaring illegal immigration, US homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen has become the …

Donald Trump

The U.S. has officially quit the UN Human Rights Council

The move is happening as the world condemns the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents.<p>The United States …

Human Rights

Migrants Hesitate At Border, Fearing For Their Children

“If they take my son from me, I would die,” one woman, who was seeking asylum when she was turned away from the border, told BuzzFeed News.<p>REYNOSA, Mexico — Families waiting inside Mexico to cross into the US are increasingly nervous as reports of the child separations enforced under the Trump …

Immigration

As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe

As Greece prepares to emerge from one of the region’s most wrenching economic periods, its creditors are drawing up plans to ensure it is never a problem for the rest of Europe again.<p>European Union officials will unveil a blueprint in Brussels on Thursday to help the beleaguered country stand on …

Europe

North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.<p>The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said North Korea would hand over …

North Korea

Canada becomes second country to legalise cannabis use

Canada is to become the second country in the world to fully legalise marijuana, after the senate approved legislation paving the way for recreational cannabis to be legally bought and sold within the next two or three months.<p>“We’ve just witnessed a very historic vote that ends 90 years of …

Cannabis

FBI agent who said ‘we’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president escorted from building, though he remains a bureau employee

The FBI agent who was removed from the special counsel investigation for sending anti-Trump texts was escorted from the FBI building Friday and effectively relieved of work responsibilities — though he technically remains an FBI agent, his lawyer said.<p>Peter Strzok already had been reassigned to the …

Donald Trump

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay.<p>Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.<p>The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the …

Cannabis

US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy

<b>The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country at the Mexican border.</b><p>Writing in the Washington Post newspaper, she describes the separation of children from their parents as cruel, immoral and heart-breaking.<p>Her …

Immigration

Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children — and bludgeon Trump and Republicans ahead of midterms

Democrats expanded their campaign Sunday to spotlight the Trump administration’s forced separation of migrant children from their families at the U.S. border, trying to compel a change of policy and gain political advantage five months before midterm elections.<p>Against a notable silence on the part …

Immigration

Inside the Jail Where Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Is Being Held

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, has become notorious for his extravagant spending, and for the alleged wide-ranging corrupt …

Donald Trump

Man who thought he was wearing 'stab-proof' vest dies after stabbing himself

A British man who believed he was wearing a "stab-proof vest" died last summer after he took a knife to his own chest, local newspaper Teesside Gazette reported Saturday, citing an investigation into his death.<p>Jordan Easton, 22, of Thornaby, reportedly was in a friend's kitchen on Aug. 23, 2017, …

Crime

FBI agent removed from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts says he’s willing to testify before Congress

The FBI agent who was removed from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign for sending anti-Trump texts intends to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and any other congressional committee that asks, his attorney said in a letter made public Sunday.<p>Peter …

Donald Trump

Mexico's win is redemption for Juan Carlos Osorio after waves of criticism

MOSCOW -- Just one day short of the second anniversary of Mexico's worst ever defeat, <i>El Tri</i> achieved what is widely being acclaimed as its best at a …

Mexico

Kawhi Leonard Rumors: Lakers, Clippers Concerned over Star's Quadriceps Injury

Kawhi Leonard is reportedly interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers, but each team has reservations about acquiring the San Antonio Spurs star, per Tania Ganguli of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>.<p>"Neither the Lakers nor Clippers have had trade discussions with the Spurs, as both …

Basketball

Samsung's cancelled 'Project V' foldable phone from years ago shows up in leaked photos

Recently, ZTE's foldable Axon M made a bit of a wave by being released with not one, but two 5.2" 1080p displays. It was a bold move, but it …

Mobile Technology

Elon Musk e-mails Tesla employees urging 'radical improvements' to hit quarterly targets

Many investors have faith in Musk's vision. Although Tesla has repeatedly set and missed production and delivery goals for the Model 3, the stock has …

Tesla

Starbucks’s C.E.O. Isn’t Leaving. Only Howard Schultz Is.

Kevin Johnson has been chief executive of Starbucks for more than a year now, though you wouldn’t always know it. For much of Mr. Johnson’s tenure, he has been overshadowed by Howard Schultz, the company’s former chief executive and departing executive chairman.<p>There was Mr. Schultz in Shanghai in …

Howard Schultz

American businesses brace for pain from trade fight with China

President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods are intended to help American companies that have been hurt by Beijing's industrial policies.<p>But in the short term, at least, many American businesses may be the ones feeling pain.<p>Deals are in limbo. Companies say critical supplies they need to make …

China

Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they say

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days.<p>Taliban fighters headed into cities across …

Afghanistan

First lady Melania Trump makes statement on family separations as protests grow

First lady Melania Trump uncharacteristically waded into a fierce debate around immigration on Sunday, pushing for bipartisan cooperation to end the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border.<p>“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides …

Immigration