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The attorney for a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment says the officer's firing was premature and unfair. Tuesday, September 25 3: FILE - In this May 26, file photo, a Coccinellidae, more commonly known as a ladybug or ladybird beetle, rests on the petals of a rose in Portland, Ore.

A study estimates a 14 percent decline in ladybugs in the United States a Scientists are noticing fewer and fewer moths, ladybugs, fireflies and butterflies, but they can't quite quantify what's happening to flying insect because they never measured how many bugs there used to be.

Will Smith will celebrate his 50th birthday this week by bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon, the latest in of a series of stunts staged by daredevils in and around the natural wonder. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in November. Republican Bill Schuette says Democrat Gretchen Whitmer shouldn't be governor because she's lying about her handling of the investigation of sexual abuser Larry Nassar. Lawyers for President Donald Trump are going to court to urge a judge to toss porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit over a hush-money deal after their alleged affair.

Officials at Yellowstone National Park say new thermal activity occurred at the park over the past several days. The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore.

Florida authorities have released hundreds of new pages in the case of a white man accused of shooting a black man in a parking lot dispute in July. Prominent food researcher defends his work after Cornell said he engaged in academic misconduct. In this aerial photo taken Sept. Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina. Tom Bradley via AP.

Connecticut reports that human encounters with bears are on the rise. A wildlife biologist with the Connecticut environmental officials say the state's bears are getting bolder. Tuesday, September 25 2: Engineers made a startling discovery while inspecting the wreck of a fire Engineers inspecting the wreckage of a Washington, D.

Tuesday, September 25 1: Bill Cosby faces the start of a two-day sentencing hearing in which a judge will decide how to punish the year-old comedian. Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine the punishment for the year-old comedian convicted of sexual assault. Dallas police say a white officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed.

Defense attorneys in Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's murder trial are about to start calling witnesses, and the big question is whether Van Dyke will testify. Maura Walbourne sits in the front of a canoe looking in at her flooded Long Avenue home as David Covington wades through the wreckage in Conway, S. Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.

A year-old caregiver has been charged in the knife attack on five people, including three newborn babies, at a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed nursery for new mothers and their A year-old caregiver has been charged in the knife attack on five people, including three newborn babies, at a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed nursery for new mothers and their children. Monday, September 24 The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it plans to start construction next year after the U.

State Department concluded last week that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could be State Department concluded last week that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could be quickly mitigated.

Monday, September 24 9: Scotty Barr via AP, file. An Alaska man linked to the year-old girl's death has pleaded not guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. An Alaska man has been charged with killing a year-old girl who went missing for more than a week before her body was found near a remote Native village. Monday, September 24 8: Jury finds Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones' bodies were mishandled.

Monday, September 24 7: Dauber, who spearheaded a California judge's recall over his han A newly formed political action committee is targeting politicians it says have acted against the interests of women.

Bill Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over comedy star and his legacy. Monday, September 24 6: Martez Wise, 35, one of 18 men whose convictions were overturned, speaks at a press conference at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Monday morning, Sept. Prosecutors say they will dismiss th The convictions of 18 more men investigated by a corrupt Chicago police sergeant have been vacated. A Baltimore City police officer block stands near the scene of a shooting in Baltimore on Sunday, Sept.

The shootout between a man in a violence-prone Baltimore district and a police officer taking p Baltimore's interim police chief says a suspect died and an officer was wounded in a shootout in a violence-prone Baltimore district where a crime suppression initiative was taking place.

Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago say they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week.

Monday, September 24 4: Recently confirmed CIA Director Gina Haspel says one of her top priorities is to invest more heavily in collecting intelligence against nation state adversaries as well as Islamic extremists. Monday, September 24 3: The coroner's office says a Los Angeles mail carrier found dead inside her postal truck amid scorching temperatures died primarily from overheating. Anthony Tong, an employee at the company, shot fo A former co-worker says a gunman who opened fire at a Wisconsin software company was quiet and never smiled.

Authorities in Taiwan have arrested Wilson who is wanted in the U. Authorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the U. Maloney, who farms about 2, acres in Hendricks Count, said the aid for farmers is "a nice gesture" b US farmers will soon begin getting government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to help those experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China, but even those poised US farmers will soon begin getting government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to help those experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China, but even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough.

Three computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the Internet in have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity.

People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under new state law. Governor's races are on the ballot in 36 states this year, and support or opposition to the Trump administration has emerged as a pivotal issue in many of the most closely contested races. A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service.

Department of Transportation via AP. Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast. Monday, September 24 1: Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to limit airline change fees as bill deadline looms.

Baltimore's interim police chief says an officer has been shot and wounded and a suspect killed in an exchange of gunfire. Sunday, September 23 Authorities in New York City are facing a Authorities in New York City are facing an epic security and logistical challenge with the coming arrival of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly. Sunday, September 23 8: Six siblings of Gosar have urged voters to cast their bal Six siblings of U.

Paul Gosar urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday is set to begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and a fierce debate over whether the year-old actor should be branded a 'sexually violent predator'. Sunday, September 23 5: Sunday, September 23 3: Reynolds' friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service.

About 80 of Burt Reynolds friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. Sunday, September 23 2: Obama is launching a book tour to promote her memoir "Becoming," a tour fe There has never been a book tour quite like the one planned for Michelle Obama's "Becoming. A lawyer says four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago have filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching A lawyer says four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago have filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements.

A sign commemorating the rebuilding of the town of Nichols, which was flooded two years earlier from Hurricane Matthew, stands in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S. A North Carolina town where a levee breached is among the latest to feel the punch of Hurricane Florence. Activists marking the one-year anniversary of H Sunday, September 23 1: Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months.

In this screen grab from a Sept. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, welcoming carloads of visitors eager to see Kilauea's new summit crater and the area where a longstanding lava lake once bubbled near the surface.

In this Thursday, Sept. Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida. Scotty Barr via AP. A federal grand jury has indicted on Thursday, Sept. An Alaska man linked to a year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case.

A storm system has dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death.

Democrats and Republicans are stepping up their spending on state legislative races as they draw nearer to the next round of redistricting. Higher oil prices hurt consumers, but modest increases don't have to crimp the economy.

Sunday, September 23 4: The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. Saturday, September 22 A judge says a California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school. Saturday, September 22 8: Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

Full Cast and Crew. James, a twenty-something New Yorker, struggles to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.

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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. User Polls Sundance Winners - which do you want to see most? Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: James White Cynthia Nixon Gail White Kid Cudi Nick as Scott Mescudi Makenzie Leigh Barry White David Call Irene Spanish Girl Bhavesh Patel The number of cities was further reduced to 11 and number of stadiums to 12 as Krasnodar and Yaroslavl were dropped from the final list.

Sepp Blatter stated in July that, given the concerns over the completion of venues in Russia, the number of venues for the tournament may be reduced from 12 to He also said, "We are not going to be in a situation, as is the case of one, two or even three stadiums in South Africa , where it is a problem of what you do with these stadiums".

They were satisfied with the progress. Of the twelve venues used, the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium — the two largest stadiums in Russia — were used most, both hosting seven matches.

Sochi, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara all hosted six matches, including one quarter-final match each, while the Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don hosted five matches, including one round-of match each. Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk all hosted four matches, but did not host any knockout stage games.

Base camps were used by the 32 national squads to stay and train before and during the World Cup tournament. Costs continued to balloon as preparations were underway. Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don was upgraded with automated air traffic control systems, modern surveillance, navigation, communication, control, and meteorological support systems.

Saransk Airport received a new navigation system; the city also got two new hotels, Mercure Saransk Centre Accor Hotels and Four Points by Sheraton Saransk Starwood Hotels as well as few other smaller accommodation facilities. The last facility commissioned was a waste treatment station in Volgograd. In Yekaterinburg, where four matches are hosted, hosting costs increased to over 7.

Preference, especially in the key areas, was given to those with knowledge of foreign languages and volunteering experience, but not necessarily to Russian nationals. Free public transport services were offered for ticketholders during the World Cup, including additional trains linking between host cities, as well as services such as bus service within them.

The full schedule was announced by FIFA on 24 July without kick-off times, which were confirmed later. Russia was placed in position A1 in the group stage and played in the opening match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 14 June against Saudi Arabia , the two lowest-ranked teams of the tournament at the time of the final draw.

The Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg hosted the first semi-final on 10 July and the third place play-off on 14 July. The opening ceremony took place on Thursday, 14 June , at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, preceding the opening match of the tournament between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. Former Brazilian World Cup-winning striker Ronaldo walked out with a child wearing a Russia shirt.

English pop singer Robbie Williams then performed two songs before he and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performed a duet while other performers emerged, dressed in the flags of all 32 teams and carrying a sign bearing the name of each nation. Dancers were also present. Competing countries were divided into eight groups of four teams groups A to H. Teams in each group played one another in a round-robin basis, with the top two teams of each group advancing to the knockout stage.

Ten European teams and four South American teams progressed to the knockout stage, together with Japan and Mexico. For the first time since , Germany reigning champions did not advance past the first round. For the first time since , no African team progressed to the second round. For the first time, the fair play criteria came into use, when Japan qualified over Senegal due to having received fewer yellow cards.

Only one match, France v Denmark, was goalless. Until then there were a record 36 straight games in which at least one goal was scored.

All times listed below are local time. The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows: In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played two periods of 15 minutes each and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winners. If a match went into extra time, each team was allowed to make a fourth substitution, the first time this had been allowed in a FIFA World Cup tournament.

Twelve own goals were scored during the tournament, doubling the record of six set in In total, only four players were sent off in the entire tournament, the fewest since A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences: The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament. The award was sponsored by Hyundai. FIFA also published an alternate team of the tournament based on player performances evaluated through statistical data.

Prize money amounts were announced in October The tournament logo was unveiled on 28 October by cosmonauts at the International Space Station and then projected onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre during an evening television programme.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the logo was inspired by "Russia's rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation", and FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated that it reflected the "heart and soul" of the country.

The official mascot for the tournament was unveiled 21 October , and selected through a design competition among university students. A public vote was used to select from three finalists—a cat, a tiger, and a wolf. The first phase of ticket sales started on 14 September , The general visa policy of Russia did not apply to participants and spectators, who were able to visit Russia without a visa right before and during the competition regardless of their citizenship.

A Fan-ID was required to enter the country visa-free, while a ticket, Fan-ID and a valid passport were required to enter stadiums for matches. Fan-IDs also granted World Cup attendees free access to public transport services, including buses, and train service between host cities. Fan-ID was administered by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media , who could revoke these accreditations at any time to "ensure the defence capability or security of the state or public order".

The official match ball of the World Cup group stage was " Telstar 18 ", based on the name and design of the first Adidas World Cup ball from It was introduced on 9 November After the group stage, "Telstar Mechta" was used for the knockout stage.

The word mechta Russian: The difference between Telstar 18 and Mechta is the red details on the design. Its music video was released on 8 June Thirty-three footballers who are alleged to be part of the steroid program are listed in the McLaren Report.

The choice of Russia as host has been challenged. Controversial issues have included the level of racism in Russian football, [] [] [] and discrimination against LGBT people in wider Russian society. Allegations of corruption in the bidding processes for the and World Cups caused threats from England's FA to boycott the tournament.

Garcia , a US attorney, to investigate and produce a report on the corruption allegations. Eckert's summary cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing, but was denounced by critics as a whitewash. On 3 June , the FBI confirmed that the federal authorities were investigating the bidding and awarding processes for the and World Cups. In response to the March poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal , British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that no British ministers or members of the royal family would attend the World Cup, and issued a warning to any travelling England fans.

The British Foreign Office and MPs had repeatedly warned English football fans and "people of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent" travelling to Russia of "racist or homophobic intimidation, hooligan violence and anti-British hostility".

At the close of the World Cup Russia was widely praised for its success in hosting the tournament, with Steve Rosenberg of the BBC deeming it "a resounding public relations success" for Putin, adding, "The stunning new stadiums, free train travel to venues and the absence of crowd violence has impressed visiting supporters.

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