Jon, Hamm, Therapy, dentist

Jon Hamm: ‘Therapy is like going to the dentist’

Jon Hamm and I are at lunch to discuss his latest movie, Baby Driver, from the director Edgar Wright. But, of course, we’re talking about Don Draper instead, the existential ad man that Hamm immortalised in Mad Men. Jones in West Hollywood is a very Mad Men restaurant. It’s a low-lit, red-leather booth spot that has seen plenty of three- ...

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Three Los Angeles police cadets arrested for stealing patrol cars

Three teenagers on a Los Angeles police cadet programme stole patrol cars and led authorities on wild pursuits that ended with crashes, the city’s police chief has said. The trio – two boys and a girl aged 15, 16 and 17 – “gamed the system” and used a vacationing sergeant’s name to sign out stun guns and radios and drive ...

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Four dead in San Francisco shooting after UPS worker opens fire at facility

Four people are dead after an employee opened fire at a UPS facility in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, killing three and injuring two before turning the gun on himself, police said. Officers responding to the scene encountered multiple shooting victims before cornering the shooter, whose identity was not divulged, assistant police chief Toney Chaplin said at a news conference. ...

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YouTube star Austin Jones charged with seeking explicit video of underage fans

A 24-year-old YouTube singer with a teen fan base has been charged with using social media to solicit explicit videos from two young female fans. Austin Jones was charged with two counts of production of child abuse images, according to a complaint filed on Tuesday in US district court in Chicago, where he appeared. He is being held in federal ...

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Dakota Access pipeline, judge, rules, environmental, survey

Dakota Access pipeline: judge rules environmental survey was inadequate

A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the US Army Corps of Engineers did not adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri River. US district judge James Boasberg said in a 91-page decision that the corps failed to take into ...

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activist, gunman, leftwing, record of domestic, violence, Virginia

Virginia gunman was leftwing activist with record of domestic violence

James “Tom” Hodgkinson, the gunman who shot congressman Steve Scalise during an attack on a Republican congressional baseball practice session on Wednesday, was a leftwing political activist with a record of domestic violence. Hodgkinson, 66, died from injuries sustained during a shootout with police. He was previously based in Belleville, Illinois, but had been living in Alexandria,Virginia, the site of ...

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Wonder, Woman, masterpiece, subversive, feminism

Why Wonder Woman is a masterpiece of subversive feminism

The chances are you will read a feminist takedown of Wonder Woman before you see the film. And you’ll probably agree with it. Wonder Woman is a half-god, half-mortal super-creature; she is without peer even in superhero leagues. And yet, when she arrives in London to put a stop to the war to end all wars, she instinctively obeys a ...

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1 Dead, 7 Injured, Shooting, San Diego, Swimming Pool

1 Dead, 7 Injured In Shooting At San Diego Swimming Pool

A birthday party at a San Diego apartment complex swimming pool ended in a hail of bullets on Sunday night after a gunman opened fire on the crowd, witnesses said. According to police, at least one person was killed and seven others were wounded, “several” of them critically. Details about the victims have not yet been released. Around 6 p.m., ...

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People's Climate March, thousands, rally, denounce, Trump's environmental, agenda

People’s Climate March: thousands rally to denounce Trump’s environmental agenda

Thousands of people across the US have marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat to demand action on climate change mass protests that coincided with president Donald Trump’s 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections. A sea of protesters taking part in the People’s Climate March swarmed in front of the White ...

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Fort Lauderdale, shooting, dead, suspect, Iraq veteran

Fort Lauderdale shooting: five dead as suspect identified as Iraq veteran

Five people were killed and eight injured in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida on Friday. A suspect was in custody. Asked at a mid-afternoon news briefing if the shooting was considered a terror attack, Broward County sheriff Scott Israel said: “It’s too early to say either way.” The gunman was unharmed, Israel said, adding: “No law enforcement ...

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