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Crew on Baldwin film raised prop gun concerns before fatal shooting

Text message warning of ‘super-unsafe’ conditions was later followed by a walkout by camera operators A picture of chaos and concern on the set of Alec Baldwin’s new western, Rust, has emerged from fresh accounts of the lead-up to the fatal shooting during filming on Thursday.Only days into the three-week production schedule, new reports suggest that a worker had been so worried about weapon safety he had sent a text message to his manager warning of “super unsafe” conditions. Continue reading.....
Tags: Film, World news, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Alec Baldwin, Baldwin


Alec Baldwin: Taking back control … until tragedy struck

The actor’s turbulent life has rarely been out of the headlines. Now he faces a new crisis after a tragic accident on setAlec Baldwin was the tough screen face of blue-collar America in the 1990s. And it suited him. His best early roles were gritty ones in brutal films such as Miami Blues, or the screen adaptation of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, where he gave a showstopping performance that won him many fans. Baldwin had the manner and look of an ordinary man who wanted to survive at all c...
Tags: Film, America, World news, US news, Culture, Alec Baldwin, David Mamet, Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross, Miami Blues


‘Striketober’ is showing workers’ rising power – but will it lead to lasting change?

A post-pandemic labor shortage has given workers leverage but experts doubt it will lead to a sustained rise in union membershipUS labor unions have been on the defensive for decades but this October there has been a surprising burst of worker militancy and strikes as workers have gone on the offensive to demand more. Experts are predicting more actions to come but whether “Striketober” can lead to permanent change remains an open question.The scale of industrial action is truly remarkable. Ten ...
Tags: Business, Kaiser Permanente, World news, US news, US politics, US unions, John Deere, Kellogg


House to aim to vote on infrastructure and reconciliation bills next week, Hoyer says – as it happened

Hoyer aims for next week as Pelosi says Democrats nearing dealBiden gives strongest signal he’s ready to move to end filibusterPfizer vaccine 90.7% effective in children aged five to 11Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe House will “aim” to vote next week on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package, majority leader Steny Hoyer said in his latest guidance to members.“The House will consider several bills under suspension of the Rules. The compl...
Tags: Republicans, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Senate, US domestic policy, US Congress, Pelosi, Hoyer, Steny Hoyer, The House


Alec Baldwin voices ‘shock and sadness’ over shooting death of Halyna Hutchins

Actor accidentally shot and killed cinematographer on film setSome workers reportedly walked off in protest before incidentAlec Baldwin has expressed his deep “shock and sadness” after he accidentally shot and killed his director of photography with an apparent real bullet on the set of his latest movie.The actor was acting in or rehearsing for the western Rust when he discharged what he thought was a prop firearm. The cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally struck and the director Joel Souz...
Tags: Film, World news, US news, Culture, Santa Fe, Alec Baldwin, Baldwin, Joel Souza, Halyna Hutchins


China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race

Analysis: China recently tested a nuclear-capable manoeuvrable missile and Russia and the US have their own programmesA new focus on hypersonic glider weapons, following a reportedly successful Chinese test, is helping drive an arms race that is eclipsing hopes of a return to disarmament by the world’s major powers.The Chinese test on 27 July, first reported by the Financial Times, involved putting into orbit a nuclear-capable glider, travelling at five times the speed of sound, which then re-en...
Tags: China, Russia, US, World news, US news, US military, Nuclear Weapons, Financial Times


House to aim to vote on infrastructure and reconciliation bills next week, Hoyer says – live

Hoyer aims for next week as Pelosi says Democrats nearing dealPresident says issues to overcome but ‘I do think I’ll get a deal’Pfizer vaccine 90.7% effective in children aged five to 11Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe House will “aim” to vote next week on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package, majority leader Steny Hoyer said in his latest guidance to members.“The House will consider several bills under suspension of the Rules. The comp...
Tags: Republicans, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Senate, US domestic policy, US Congress, Pelosi, Hoyer, Steny Hoyer, The House


Alec Baldwin voices ‘shock and sadness’ over shooting of Halyna Hutchins on film set

Actor says ‘my heart is broken’ after he accidentally shot and killed cinematographer on set of westernAlec Baldwin has expressed his deep “shock and sadness” after he accidentally shot and killed his director of photography with an apparent real bullet while on the set of his latest movie.The actor was acting in or rehearsing for the western Rust when he discharged what he thought was a prop firearm. The cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally struck and the director Joel Souza was wounded,...
Tags: Film, World news, US news, Culture, Santa Fe, Alec Baldwin, Baldwin, Joel Souza, Halyna Hutchins


Biden says talks on sweeping reconciliation bill down to ‘four or five issues’ – live

President says issues to overcome but ‘I do think I’ll get a deal’Centrists Manchin and Sinema have pushed for smaller price tagSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailAccording to Punchbowl News, the White House is pushing for votes next week on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package.House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer are expected to meet with Joe Biden today to discuss the potential timing of the votes. Continue re...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Senate, US domestic policy, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Biden, Manchin, Chuck Schumer


Biden gives strongest signal he’s ready to move to end Senate filibuster

After voting rights defeat, president expresses mounting frustration over rule that allows 41 senators to block legislationJoe Biden has given the strongest indication yet that he is willing to end or whittle down the Senate filibuster as a means of overcoming Republican intransigence and moving ahead with reforms to voting rights, the debt ceiling and possibly more.Speaking in Baltimore a day after Senate Republicans yet again blocked major legislation designed to secure access to the ballot bo...
Tags: Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Baltimore


CDC endorses boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccines

Health officials say millions more Americans can get a booster shot and choose a different vaccine for the extra doseMillions more Americans can get a Covid-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said on Thursday.Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster and now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says specific Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients qualify, too. And i...
Tags: Health, Cdc, World news, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Moderna, Coronavirus, Johnson Covid


Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets

Home feed promotes rightwing tweets over those from the left, internal research findsTwitter has admitted it amplifies more tweets from rightwing politicians and news outlets than content from leftwing sources, with the UK Conservative party among the biggest beneficiaries.The social media platform examined tweets from elected officials in seven countries – the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Japan. It also studied whether political content from news organisations was amplified on Twi...
Tags: Twitter, Japan, Politics, UK, Technology, US, Social Media, UK News, World news, US news, US politics, Digital Media, Fox News The New York Times, UK US Canada France Germany Spain


‘The cusp of a reuse revolution’: startups take the waste out of takeout

More than 70% of Americans report ordering takeout or delivery one to three times a week – resulting in hundreds of billions of single-use productsThe first question Lauren Sweeney set out to answer when she co-founded DeliverZero, a platform for ordering meals in reusable containers, was: do other people care about takeout packaging waste? “Is it just me standing in front of recycling bins with sushi containers knowing they’re not going to be recycled?” she asked herself at the time.It wasn’t j...
Tags: Food, Business, Restaurants, Environment, World news, US news, Brooklyn, Food & drink industry, Waste, Plastics, Plastic Free, Lauren Sweeney


China warns against ‘wrong signals’ as Biden suggests US would defend Taiwan

Administration insists there is no change of policy after president says US has ‘a commitment’ to defend islandChina has urged the US to “avoid sending any wrong signals” after President Joe Biden for a second time in three months said the US would come to Taiwan’s defence if it was attacked.In both instances, the White House has clarified that there has been no change in US policy, which officially maintains so-called “strategic ambiguity” regarding Taiwan. Still, Biden’s words will rattle Beij...
Tags: White House, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Biden, Beijing Continue, Biden Administration


Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed woman on film set of Rust

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins airlifted to hospital, where she died, while director Joel Souza also injuredAlec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in an accident that killed the film’s director of photography and injured its director, authorities in New Mexico have said.A statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s office said Baldwin, who is acting in and producing the film Rust, had fired the prop gun in an incident on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, World news, US news, Culture, New Mexico, Alec Baldwin, Baldwin, Joel Souza, Santa Fe Sheriff, Halyna Hutchins


Alec Baldwin kills woman by firing prop gun on film set of Rust

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins airlifted to hospital, where she died, while director Joel Souza also injuredAlec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in an accident that killed the film’s director of photography and injured its director, authorities in New Mexico have said.A statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s office said Baldwin, who is acting in and producing the film Rust, had fired the prop gun in an incident on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, World news, US news, Culture, New Mexico, Alec Baldwin, Baldwin, Joel Souza, Santa Fe Sheriff, Halyna Hutchins


Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed woman on film set of Rust, authorities say

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was airlifted to a hospital, where she died, while a second person, named as director Joel Souza, was also injuredAlec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in an accident that killed a photography chief and injured a director, authorities in New Mexico have said.A statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s office said Baldwin, who is acting in and producing the film Rust, had fired the prop gun in an incident on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, World news, US news, Culture, New Mexico, Alec Baldwin, Baldwin, Joel Souza, Santa Fe Sheriff, Halyna Hutchins


Joe Biden suggests US would defend Taiwan against China, forcing fresh White House clarification

Administration says there is no change of policy after president repeats remarks from August that US has ‘a commitment’ to defend islandPresident Joe Biden has said the US would come to Taiwan’s defence and had a commitment to defend the island China claims as its own, forcing the White House to clarify for the second time in three months that US policy on the subject has not changed.“Yes, we have a commitment to do that,” Biden said at a CNN town hall on Thursday night when asked if the US woul...
Tags: White House, China, US, Joe Biden, US news, Taiwan, Cnn, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Biden


Biden suggests US would defend Taiwan against China, forcing fresh White House clarification

Administration says there is no change of policy after president repeats remarks from August that US has ‘a commitment’ to defend islandPresident Joe Biden has said the US would come to Taiwan’s defence and had a commitment to defend the island China claims as its own, forcing the White House to clarify for the second time in three months that US policy on the subject has not changed.“Yes, we have a commitment to do that,” Biden said at a CNN town hall on Thursday night when asked if the US woul...
Tags: White House, China, US, Joe Biden, US news, Taiwan, Cnn, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Biden


Rightwing pundit Candace Owens suggests US invade Australia to ‘free an oppressed people’

The high-profile conservative commentator described Australia as a ‘tyrannical police state’ during an episode of her self-titled TV showOutspoken conservative political commentator Candace Owens has suggested the US military invade Australia in order to free its people “suffering under a totalitarian regime” while drawing comparisons to Hitler, Stalin and the Taliban.Owens made the comments on her self-titled Daily Wire TV show earlier this week, declaring Covid-19 had propelled the planet into...
Tags: Australia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Hitler Stalin, Candace Owens, Coronavirus, Taliban Owens


Alec Baldwin fired prop gun accidentally killing a woman on set of movie Rust – sheriff

A woman was airlifted to a hospital, where she died, while a 42-year-old man was getting emergency care at another hospitalAlec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in an accident that killed a photography chief and injured a director, authorities in New Mexico have said.A statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s office said Baldwin, who is acting in and producing the film Rust, had fired the prop gun in an incident on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, World news, US news, Culture, New Mexico, Alec Baldwin, Baldwin, Santa Fe Sheriff


Alec Baldwin fired prop gun accidentally killing a woman on set of movie Rust

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was airlifted to a hospital, where she died, while director Joel Souza was also injuredAlec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in an accident that killed a photography chief and injured a director, authorities in New Mexico have said.A statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s office said Baldwin, who is acting in and producing the film Rust, had fired the prop gun in an incident on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, World news, US news, Culture, New Mexico, Alec Baldwin, Baldwin, Joel Souza, Santa Fe Sheriff, Halyna Hutchins


House votes to hold Bannon in contempt for defying Capitol attack subpoena – as it happened

House votes 229-202 with nine Republicans supporting resolutionBiden, staff and Congress continue to negotiate on Build Back BetterTrump to launch social media platform called Truth SocialSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden and Kamala Harris have arrived at the memorial for Dr Martin Luther King at the Tidal Basin in Washington.The president and the vice-president will soon deliver remarks to mark the tenth anniversary of the dedication of the memorial. Stay tun...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Martin Luther King, Kamala Harris, Capitol


Human remains found in Florida are those of Brian Laundrie, FBI says

Dental records used for identification, agency confirmsLaundrie a person of interest in death of fiance Gabby PetitoPartial human remains that were found on Wednesday in a Florida wilderness area were confirmed on Thursday afternoon to be those of Brian Laundrie, the fiance of Gabby Petito, a young woman who disappeared on a road trip with Laundrie, the FBI said.Authorities had also found items believed to belong to Laundrie after his parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, took part in the search ...
Tags: Florida, World news, US news, Fbi, Chris, Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie, Laundrie, Carlton Reserve, Roberta Laundrie, Brian Laundrie FBI, Gabby PetitoPartial


House holds Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress

Contempt citation for Bannon approved by 229 votes to 202Strategist refused to comply with Capitol attack subpoenaThe House voted on Thursday to hold Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress, over his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the House select committee investigating the 6 January Capitol attack.The approval of the contempt citation, by 229 votes to 202 against, escalates the select committee’s efforts to punish Bannon for his non-com...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Bannon, Steve Bannon


House votes to hold Bannon in contempt for defying Capitol attack subpoena – live

House votes 229-202 with nine Republicans supporting resolutionBiden, staff and Congress continue to negotiate on Build Back BetterTrump to launch social media platform called Truth SocialSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden and Kamala Harris have arrived at the memorial for Dr Martin Luther King at the Tidal Basin in Washington.The president and the vice-president will soon deliver remarks to mark the tenth anniversary of the dedication of the memorial. Stay tun...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Martin Luther King, Kamala Harris, Capitol


‘Bannon knows far more,’ says Cheney ahead of House vote to hold Trump ally in contempt – live

House passes procedural vote to advance Bannon contempt measureBiden, staff and Congress continue to negotiate on Build Back BetterTrump to launch social media platform called Truth SocialSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden and Kamala Harris have arrived at the memorial for Dr Martin Luther King at the Tidal Basin in Washington.The president and the vice-president will soon deliver remarks to mark the tenth anniversary of the dedication of the memorial. Stay tun...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Martin Luther King, Cheney, Kamala Harris


Natural habitats of 30 cities around the world at risk due to ‘coastal hardening’, study suggests

Researchers estimate 1m sq km of seascape globally has been modified by coastal structures which bring in invasive species and damage habitatDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingArtificial structures have replaced more than half of the coastline of 30 cities around the world, according to new research suggesting coastal infrastructure will have a significant ecological impact if not well managed.“Coastal hardening” – replacing natural coastal habitats with seawalls, brea...
Tags: Science, Environment, Research, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, Oceans, New Zealand, Adelaide, North America, Guardian Australia, UK Australia


Largest triceratops ever unearthed sold for €6.6m at Paris auction

US collector ‘falls in love’ with 8-metre-long dinosaur found in South Dakota and reassembled in ItalyAn 8-metre-long dinosaur skeleton has sold at auction for €6.6m (about £5.5m), more than four times its expected value, to a private collector in the US said to have fallen in love with the largest triceratops ever unearthed.The 66m-year-old skeleton, affectionately known as Big John, is 60% complete, and was unearthed in South Dakota, in the US, in 2014 and put together by specialists in Italy....
Tags: Science, US, World news, US news, South Dakota, Paris, Italy, Dinosaurs, Zoology, John, Fossils


US border agents engaged in ‘shocking abuses’ against asylum seekers, report finds

Revealed: documents released after six years of legal tussles uncover over 160 cases of misconduct and abuseShocking instances of sexual and physical abuse of asylum seekers at the southern US border by federal officers have been uncovered by Human Rights Watch, after a years-long battle to wrestle the information from the Department of Homeland Security under freedom of information laws.A stash of redacted documents released to the human rights group after six years of legal tussles uncover mor...
Tags: Human Rights, US, World news, US news, US crime, US immigration, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Human Rights Watch, Border Protection CBP, Rape and sexual assault, Us-mexico Border



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