Manchester City in seventh heaven as rivals flounder

Manchester City in seventh heaven as rivals flounder

Posted October 15, 2017 10:06:08 Photo: Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side disposed of Stoke with a stunning display at Eastlands. (AP / PA: Mike Egerton) Manchester City have opened up a two-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the Premier League with another display of scintillating brilliance in a 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City at Eastlands. After the high-noon showdown between Liverpool and a United side lacking in any great ambition ended in goalless stalemate at Anfield, City cashed in with a third straight league match at home…

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US government fights to keep Comey memos secret

US government fights to keep Comey memos secret

In a late Friday evening filing, the lawyers also have asked for permission to argue in secret why they say the disclosure could compromise the investigation into Russian election-meddling and potential obstruction of justice into that probe. Several news outlets and government watchdogs, including CNN, have requested the documents be released under the Freedom of Information Act. Comey testified in Congress that the documents detail Trump’s request that he pledge personal loyalty and what he interpreted as a request to curtail an investigation into Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael…

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Motion Picture Academy kicks out Weinstein

Motion Picture Academy kicks out Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein — who more than anyone defined and shaped the sharp-elbowed art of Oscar campaigning — has been expelled from the group that presents the Academy Awards. In the latest and perhaps most symbolic blow to the Hollywood mogul since a host of sexual harassment and assault allegations went public nine days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board voted on Saturday to strip Weinstein’s membership. In a statement, the academy said the action, which is effective immediately, was intended “not simply to separate ourselves from…

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