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Suit: Robert Durst’s 2nd wife helped hide killing of his 1st

Suit: Robert Durst’s 2nd wife helped hide killing of his 1st

May 24, 2017

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Former in-laws of millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst are accusing his current wife of helping him cover up the killing of his long-vanished former spouse (Jae C. Hong / AP)

Scheming to hide what happened to his long-vanished wife, …

Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks to 4-3 overtime win against Oilers in Game 4 to even series

Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks to 4-3 overtime win against Oilers in Game 4 to even series

May 24, 2017

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Ryan Getzlaf made history Wednesday. But more important, he may have also saved the Ducks’ season, scoring two goals and assisting on two others in a 4-3 overtime victory win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of their second-round …

AI has a legibility problem

AI has a legibility problem

May 24, 2017

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I first encountered the idea of technological "legibility" in the work of Natalie Jeremijenko (previously) who insists on the importance of humans being able to know why a computer is doing what it does.

In 2005, I turned this idea …

Alanis Morissette’s ex-manager gets 6 years in prison for stealing $7M

Alanis Morissette’s ex-manager gets 6 years in prison for stealing $7M

May 24, 2017

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Alanis Morissette’s ex-business manager, who stole more than $7 million from the singer and others was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison.

Morissette made a pitch for a lengthy and severe sentence saying he stole her dreams.

The …

Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

May 24, 2017

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On the heels of Twitter’s plans to significantly expand the amount of live streaming video content on its network, the company today is bringing its big-screen video app to a new platform with its launch on Roku devices. The arrival …

All Annuities Are Not Equal: Do Your Homework Before You Bash Or Buy

All Annuities Are Not Equal: Do Your Homework Before You Bash Or Buy

May 24, 2017

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When you say the word “annuity,” it seems the typical reaction is a wince. There might even be a slight gasp through gritted teeth or an involuntary shaking of the head.

Although they’ve been around for years and years …

‘My childhood was quite showbiz’: my advert for Bronco toilet paper

‘My childhood was quite showbiz’: my advert for Bronco toilet paper

May 23, 2017

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I don’t remember the ad coming out, but I remember this picture being taken. I was almost five and we were at a pond on Hampstead Heath, near where I grew up in north London. The man – who is …

In ‘Chuck,’ Liev Schreiber shows he knows a good boxing story

In ‘Chuck,’ Liev Schreiber shows he knows a good boxing story

May 23, 2017

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In "Chuck," left, Liev Schreiber portrays boxer Chuck Wepner, seen at right in real life at his home in Bayonne, N.J., in 1975. (Sarah Shatz / IFC Films; Ray Stubblebin / Associated Press)

has voiced the fascinating stories of Canelo …

Even If Elected, a Majority of French Would Not Support Emmanuel Macron

Even If Elected, a Majority of French Would Not Support Emmanuel Macron

May 23, 2017

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Current polls show a potential victory for Emmanuel Macron, but a new opinion poll shows his approval rating would be less than 50 per cent even if he wins Sunday.

The news opinion poll conducted by KANTAR Sofres-onepoint reveals that …

The FBI Is Conducting Interviews Over Alleged Bank Fraud By Bernie Sanders’ Wife

The FBI Is Conducting Interviews Over Alleged Bank Fraud By Bernie Sanders’ Wife

May 23, 2017

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Bernie Sanders and Jane Sanders Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Federal investigators are conducting interviews in Florida regarding accusations Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, defrauded a bank while serving as president of the now-defunct Burlington College.

Allegations Jane Sanders falsified loan …