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«Fire and Fury» to get TV adaptation

«Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House» -- the tell-all President Donald Trump has said is «full of lies» -- is to be adapted for television, US media reported on Wednesday

A year of Trump fails to improve US-Russia ties

Donald Trump said during his election campaign he wanted to improve relations between the US and Vladimir Putin's Russia. But a year on from his inauguration, ties between Washington and Moscow are at Cold War lows

Opioid crisis also imposes handicap on US economy

The scourge of the opioid crisis in the United States kills 90 Americans every day, but beyond the human toll it also handicaps the US economy, taking millions of people out of the workforce, economists warn

James tossed for first time in career

LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his NBA career on Tuesday, but it didn't stop his Cleveland Cavaliers from marching to a 108-97 home win against the Miami Heat.

US regulator says Silicon Valley is threat to internet

A top US regulator, defending an effort to roll back so-called «net neutrality» rules, said Tuesday that large internet platforms represent the biggest threat to online freedom because they routinely block «content they don't like»

Bruce Springsteen, top ticket on Broadway, extends run

Bruce Springsteen on Tuesday announced four more months of intimate concerts on Broadway after his initial run triggered massive interest -- and wide disappointment among fans who couldn't get tickets.

Rap mogul Jay-Z leads Grammys race with eight nods

Jay-Z led Grammy nominations Tuesday with eight nods, followed closely by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar with seven, in a striking embrace of hip-hop for the music industry's top prizes.

Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit

Another actress added her name Monday to the dozens accusing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of a litany of depraved sexual misconduct as he was forced to quit Hollywood's directing union.

Pistons snap Celtics home winning streak

Tobias Harris tallied 31 points as the Detroit Pistons halted the Boston Celtics' eight-game home win streak with a 118-108 victory in a battle between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Artificial muscles give «superpower» to robots

Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight

Trump administration eyes easing student debt protections

Thousands of students who ran up unpayable debts at for-profit schools are anxiously waiting to see if US President Donald Trump's administration does away with anti-fraud protections put in place by his predecessor Barack Obama

Bitcoin, an «Uber» currency, not without risk

Bitcoin, which this week soared to a new record high of more than $8,000, is the monetary equivalent of Uber, since it bypasses central bank regulation and could be attractive for financially fragile countries, economists say

Ex-White House advisor Flynn moves to cooperate with probe

Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn is moving to cooperate with a special prosecutor probing possible collusion between Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia during last year's election, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Charles Manson: «Guru,» con man, face of evil

The 1969 murder spree by followers of Charles Manson spawned decades of fascination -- and revulsion -- with the apocalyptic cult leader and the grisly crimes committed at the height of the counter-culture movement.

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