Click here to read the full article. BAFTA is expanding its U.S. awards activity with the year-round presentation of Special Awards to recipients in North America. BAFTA Special Awards are honorary awards presented to those who have made a significant contribution to film, games and television through a particular project or their overall body of work. The Special Awards, which among others include the Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award and the Fellowship Award, are a mainstay of the British Academy’s U.K. prizes. More from Variety BAFTA Pre-Emmys Tea Party Canceled After Queen's Death Noel Clarke Drops Libel Claims Against BAFTA, Conde Nast but May Continue Legal Action Against Guardian Over Sexual Harassment Article Big Zuu Fronts BAFTA, Digital Cinema Media Emerging Talent Campaign - Global Bulletin BAFTA says these year-round awards are an “evolution” of the Britannia Awards ceremony, an event that was previously hosted once a year in Los … [Read more...] about BAFTA Introduces Year-Round Special Awards for North American Recipients
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police during the Jan. 6 siege has a book deal. Steven A. Sund's “Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6” will come out Jan. 3, just shy of the two-year anniversary of the riot by supporters of President Donald Trump. "It’s time to break my silence and reveal everything that I know happened,” Sund said in a statement released Monday by Blackstone Publishing. Sund resigned under pressure soon after Jan. 6 and testified the following month that he hadn't seen an FBI field report warning of potential violence. He said the overrunning of the U.S. Capitol was the result of widespread failures. “No single civilian law enforcement agency — and certainly not the USCP — is trained and equipped to repel, without significant military or other law enforcement assistance, an insurrection of thousands of armed, violent, and coordinated individuals focused on breaching a building at all costs,” he testified. … [Read more...] about Former U.S. Capitol Police chief has deal for Jan. 6 book
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio, who championed a plan that substantially raised the state’s sales and income taxes leading to his reelection defeat in 1993, died Sunday. He was 85. His law partner Doug Steinhardt and current New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed Florio died in statements on Monday. “Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down. He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes,” Murphy, a fellow Democrat, said in a statement. Florio was a longtime public servant who held numerous posts on the local, county, state and federal levels. A Democrat, he made three unsuccessful runs for the governor before finally succeeding in 1989, when he defeated Republican Jim Courter and became the first Italian-American to serve as the state’s chief executive. Florio drew sharp criticism in 1990 when he … [Read more...] about Former NJ governor, US Rep. James Florio dies at 85
44 Politics & Government The Inflation Reduction Act could help Connecticut residents with medical and green energy initiatives. Here's what to know. Rich Scinto , Patch Staff Posted Replies CONNECTICUT — The Senate-approved Democratic spending bill that would deliver tax credits for clean energy household products and electric vehicles, prescription drug and health insurance savings, and other consumer benefits to Connecticut residents is expected to pass the House Friday before it heads to President Joe Biden’s desk. The 755-page Inflation Reduction Act , as the spending bill is known, passed the Senate on a party-line vote Sunday. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal voted in favor of the bill. “People in Connecticut will see lower prescription costs and real action to fight climate change thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act,” Blumenthal tweeted. “This historic measure will combat costs, save lives and money … [Read more...] about 5 Things Inflation Reduction Act Will Do For CT Residents
CHICO, Calif. — A 37-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Northern California on suspicion of threatening to kill police officers and planning a “Las Vegas-style” mass shooting, authorities said. The suspect, Dallas Marsh, was taken into custody by SWAT officers at a Super 8 motel in Chico after detectives obtained evidence of his plot, according to a police statement . The evidence included unspecified information that he had made “criminal threats to kill specific individuals, specified law enforcement officers, and was preparing to commit a ‘Las Vegas style’ mass shooting with a specified deadline,” said the statement from the Chico Police Department. Nearly sixty people were killed and more than 400 were wounded in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on a music festival from a high-rise hotel in 2017 . Las Vegas police: We don’t know why shooter committed this act Aug. 3, 2018 01:32 After his arrest, the Chico suspect … [Read more...] about Man accused of plotting a ‘Las Vegas style’ mass shooting and threatening to kill police officers
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman was shot to death Monday in a domestic violence incident and police believe the suspect is on the run with his 15-year-old daughter. "This was a domestic violence incident. The suspect, 45-year-old Anthony John Graziano, is considered armed and dangerous," the Fontana Police Department said in a statement. Photos released by the police showed Graziano has tattoos on his neck and arms. Investigators believe Graziano is with his daughter, Savannah Graziano, in a white 2017 Nissan Frontier with California plates. The pickup truck has distinctive stickers on the rear quarter panel that say “Pro-4X” and “animal.” An Amber Alert was issued for the teen. Officers responded at around 7:30 a.m. to reports of gunfire, and found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds at a home in Fontana, police said in a statement. The woman … [Read more...] about Shooting suspect believed to be on run with his daughter, 15
PHOENIX (AP) — Most Americans prefer politicians who work across the aisle, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday in a forceful defense of her brand of bipartisanship, which has infuriated the left and is likely to draw her a primary challenge. Members of Congress face “intense pressure” to play to the extreme elements of their own party, alienating the American people from their government, Sinema argued in a speech in Kentucky, where she spoke at a University of Louisville center named for Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Both parties are responsible, she said. “More and more it seems like Americans are being told that in order to be a member of either political party, you must adhere to a strict set list of policy viewpoints,” Sinema said. “But I don’t think that’s how a majority of Arizonans or Kentuckians or everyday Americans think." Sinema plays an outsized role in defining what's possible in Congress. One of two moderate Democrats in the 50-50 … [Read more...] about Sen. Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth. The galactic slam occurred at a harmless asteroid 7 million miles (9.6 million kilometers) away, with the spacecraft named Dart plowing into the space rock at 14,000 mph (22,500 kph). Scientists expected the impact to carve out a crater, hurl streams of rocks and dirt into space and, most importantly, alter the asteroid’s orbit. “We have impact!” Mission Control's Elena Adams announced, jumping up and down and thrusting her arms skyward. Telescopes around the world and in space aimed at the same point in the sky to capture the spectacle. Though the impact was immediately obvious — Dart’s radio signal abruptly ceased — it will be days or even weeks to determine how much the … [Read more...] about Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test
A pillar of famously liberal Silicon Valley is underwriting Washington’s biggest gathering of conservatives. Sources with direct knowledge of the matter tell The Daily Beast that Facebook made a six-figure contribution to CPAC , the yearly conference for conservative activists which will feature President Donald Trump , White House advisor Steve Bannon , NRA president Wayne LaPierre , and other right-wing favorites. Facebook’s contribution is worth more than $120,000, according to our sources. Half of that is cash, and the other half is in-kind support for CPAC’s operations. Facebook will have a space at the conference for attendees to film Facebook Live videos, and will also train people on best practices for using the social network and Instagram. Matt Schlapp—chairman of the American Conservative Union, which funds the gathering—told The Daily Beast his group welcomes Facebook’s participation. “We are glad Facebook agreed to be at CPAC and to acknowledge the … [Read more...] about Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?
The only eggs you should have near your face on Wilton Drive are Benedict. But over the last two weeks, the police department in Wilton Manors, Florida —a Fort Lauderdale suburb proud to be known as the “ second gayest city in America ”—has received reports of “several incidents of individuals throwing eggs from passing vehicles at victims as they walked along [Wilton Drive] and adjoining roadways,” according to a press release issued last Friday. Wilton Drive is a mile-long stretch lined with LGBT -friendly restaurants, shops, and clubs, stretching from the burger bar Rosie’s on the north end to the newly-opened lesbian bar G Spot—with the motto, “If you’re here, you found it”—on the south. Because the surrounding city has 140 gay couples per 1,000 households, the road has become a major draw for locals and visitors looking for an accepting atmosphere in which to dance, eat decadent grilled cheese sandwiches, or preferably both. The Wilton Manors Police Department … [Read more...] about Who’s Egging LGBT People in Wilton Manors, Florida?