In Charlotte, police shooting affects presidential politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The killing of a black man by a Charlotte police officer, and the sometimes violent protests that followed, have intensified the political divide in a state crucial to deciding whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency. Republicans and Democrats alike say the killing of Keith Lamont Scott will energize both parties’ strongest supporters in a presidential battleground state that also has competitive races for governor and the U.S. Senate. Both camps are citing the case as they push familiar arguments on race relations, law enforcement and social unrest. “Both sides think they are right



Man sentenced to life in prison in death of girlfriend's son

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – A 47-year-old Biloxi man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend’s son and sentenced to life in prison. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2deoLVV) Harrison County Circuit Judge Chris Schmidt sentenced Rodise Jenkins Wednesday for the Oct. 11, 2014, shooting death of 26-year-old Anthony Wheaton. A jury … Source link



Carnegie Deli will close at end of 2016

The Carnegie Deli, a New York institution since 1937, will soon serve its last “Woody Allen.” The iconic home to gigantic Jewish-style sandwiches — like the 4-inch-high, pastrami-and-corned beef “Woody” on rye — will close its doors forever on Dec. 31, The Post has learned. Restaurant owner Marian Harper Levine broke the news to 60 heartbroken employees on Friday morning. Levine, 66, said, “At this stage of my life, the early mornings to late nights have taken a toll, along with my sleepless nights and grueling hours that come with operating a restaurant business.” “I’m very sad to close the



WhatsApp’s privacy U-turn on sharing data with Facebook draws more heat in Europe

A dramatic privacy about-face by messaging app WhatsApp this summer, in which it revealed an update to its T&Cs would for the first time allow the sharing of its user data with parent company Facebook, is getting the pair into hot water in Europe. This week Facebook was ordered to stop harvesting data on WhatsApp users in Germany by the Hamburg city DPA, which hit out at the controversial change to WhatsApp’s T&Cs as both misleading to users and a breach of national data protection law. (Facebook disagrees, and is appealing the order in Germany.) It now looks the UK’s national data protection watchdog, the ICO, is preparing to ramp up its action too.



Blunt: Couldn't look at myself

Emily Blunt had a serious make-under for her new role in “The Girl on the Train.” She admitted she had a hard time looking at herself on set. “It was hard seeing myself look so awful,” Blunt told News.com.au. “I came into work with no makeup and they would make me look even worse, adding rosacea and bags.” She added, “I could barely look at my own reflection.” While Blunt might have had a hard time looking at herself in the mirror, the author of the book the movie is based on recently said she felt the actress was too pretty for the lead