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‘The Report’ presents a heavy-handed look at the CIA torture program

‘The Report’ presents a heavy-handed look at the CIA torture program

“The Report” tackles a serious topic — the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the heroic attempt to make those practices public — and turns it into a rather heavy-handed movie, one that nearly buckles under the weight of its own self-importance. Adam Driver leads the cast, in an Amazon release…MORE

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ uses star power to click on all cylinders

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ uses star power to click on all cylinders

With a great cast, fascinating story and old-school studio vibe, “Ford v. Ferrari” nearly clicks on all cylinders. Length-wise, the movie takes a few laps too many, with a (perhaps unavoidable) overabundance of racing scenes. Beyond that, it’s a wonderfully polished product, proving that Hollywood can still make ’em like they used to. Matt Damon…MORE

Recanvass begins in Kentucky governor’s race

Recanvass begins in Kentucky governor’s race

The recanvass of the Kentucky governor’s race results is officially underway. In a fight to keep his job, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin requested that all 120 counties recheck results from last Tuesday’s election, which showed him trailing Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes. The counties certified the vote last Friday,…MORE

A Georgia man is executed after courts deny his appeals for new DNA testing

A Georgia man is executed after courts deny his appeals for new DNA testing

A Georgia man was executed Wednesday for a 1994 murder after courts denied appeals involving pleas for new DNA testing and a witness’s claim that a different man confessed. Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was convicted of malice murder in the death of convenience store clerk Richard Slysz. The shooting happened while Cromartie and another man…MORE

Pink taking a break to focus on family

Pink taking a break to focus on family

Pink has been working pretty hard and it sounds like she will be taking a step back in 2020. Speaking with “Entertainment Tonight” on the Country Music Association Awards red carpet, the singer was joined by her husband, Carey Hart, and their kids Willow, 8, and Jameson, 2. Pink was there to perform her song…MORE

Smith & Wesson will become a standalone gun business

Smith & Wesson will become a standalone gun business

American Outdoor Brands has announced plans to split its firearms unit, Smith & Wesson, from its outdoor products business, citing “changes in the political climate.” The firm said in a statement Wednesday that it would create two independent, publicly traded companies. The restructuring is expected to be completed in the second half of next year.…MORE

Twinkies is being turned into a breakfast cereal

Twinkies is being turned into a breakfast cereal

More than six years after a Twinkies shortage gripped the United States, the sweet snack is stronger than ever and taking on new forms. Post is partnering with Hostess to turn the 90-year-old treat into a cereal that will be available nationwide in late December. The taste of Twinkies Cereal “replicates the distinctive taste and…MORE

Not everyone in South Africa is celebrating its Rugby World Cup win

Not everyone in South Africa is celebrating its Rugby World Cup win

Not everyone has been celebrating in South Africa. While thousands of people across the country partied with the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks along a four-day, nationwide open-top bus parade, some vocal critics have refused to join in the fun. The loudest dissenting voice is that of Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the national spokesperson for the far left…MORE

Erdoğan showed GOP senators ‘surreal’ propaganda video during WH meeting

Erdoğan showed GOP senators ‘surreal’ propaganda video during WH meeting

During a meeting in the Oval Office Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pulled out an iPad to show a small group of Republican senators and President Donald Trump a propaganda video casting the Kurds in a negative light, according to a GOP source familiar with the situation. The source called the video, which was…MORE