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The recipient of a historic pig-heart transplant stabbed a man years ago. Ethicists say criminal history shouldn't affect who gets live-saving organs.

David Bennet (right) with his surgeon, Dr. Bartley Griffith, at University of Maryland Medical Center.University of Maryland School of Medicine A man with a life-threatening heart condition received a heart from a genetically altered pig Friday. The patient in the historic procedure had been convicted of stabbing a man, according to The Washington Post. Criminal history shouldn't be a reason to deny anyone an organ transplant, medical ethicists say. In a groundbreaking eight-hour transpla...
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Everything We Know About Oppenheimer So Far

Christopher Nolan has worked with Cillian Murphy five times (in "Dunkirk," "Inception," and all three films in "The Dark Knight" trilogy), and he name-dropped J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, in his most recent film, "Tenet." For his next movie, Nolan has chosen Oppenheimer as the subject, and he's teaming with Murphy for a sixth time.In this case, however, the actor is taking on the title role. "Oppenheimer" will give Murphy a chance to flex his acting muscles as the lead, as w...
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The Iron Man Scene In Captain America: Civil War You Didn't Realize Was Improvised

Though improv may sometimes cause you to roll your eyes (haven't we all endured a bad improv show?), great actors have used improvisation as a great tool throughout cinema history. For instance, the scene when Indiana Jones shoots a foe that tries to intimidate him with swordplay. Or how about when Willy Wonka somersaults instead of falling on his face as he approaches the contest winners in front of his factory? And of course, there's just about anything Robin Williams ever did. Another great e...
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Elizabeth Holmes trial closing arguments: Prosecutors say Holmes 'chose fraud over business failure'; defense says she built 'a business, not a criminal enterprise'

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Both sides made closing arguments this week in Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial. Prosecutors said Holmes "chose to be dishonest" and that her allegations of abuse, which were a key part of her defense, were irrelevant. The defense said "rats flee a sinking ship" but Holmes stayed, noting "that's who that woman is." Lawyers in Elizabeth Holmes' criminal fraud trial made their final cases about the Theranos founder this week.Both sides pres...
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' criminal fraud case heads to the jury

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes arrives to attend her fraud trial at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., December 16, 2021.Peter DaSilva/Reuters Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' fraud case was with the jury after closing arguments ended Friday. The group of 8 men and 4 women will deliberate to decide Holmes' fate after 15 weeks of trial. Holmes faces 11 counts of fraud and conspiracy. She could face up to 20 years in prison per count if convicted. After 15 weeks of trial,...
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[Updated] Reverse Mortgage Business in Mass. Could Immediately Halt as Counseling Relief Ends

The Massachusetts Division of Banks (DOB) issued a letter on Tuesday reminding the reverse mortgage industry participants active within the state that relief allowing for telephonic or video-based Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counseling will end as planned on December 15, 2021. Any loans originated in Massachusetts beginning on that date will require counseling sessions to be conducted in person. This is according to a notice released by the state DOB and obtained by RMD. While the ...
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Overlooked Holiday Movies That Are Surprisingly Somber

Most winter holiday viewing is drawn from relatively narrow lists of familiar favorites, to the point that even several of our supposedly "alternative" or "contrarian" choices have become well-worn selections. Only particularly crotchety curmudgeons continue to argue against acknowledging "Die Hard" or "Gremlins" as Christmas films anymore, and it's no secret by now how many of Shane Black's scripts are set during Christmas.But there remain obscure oddballs of holiday movies, often available exc...
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Elizabeth Holmes Admits Doctoring Lab Reports With Pharma Company Logos (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes returned to the witness stand Tuesday, confirming key aspects of the prosecutor's allegations behind the 11 counts of fraud she faces, but asserting that there was nothing wrong in what she did. The prosecution has repeatedly shown jurors lab reports emblazoned with logos of the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Schering-Plough. Witnesses from those companies who worked with Theranos testified t...
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Elizabeth Holmes Admits Doctoring Lab Reports With Pharma Company Logos

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes returned to the witness stand Tuesday, confirming key aspects of the prosecutor's allegations behind the 11 counts of fraud she faces, but asserting that there was nothing wrong in what she did. The prosecution has repeatedly shown jurors lab reports emblazoned with logos of the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Schering-Plough. Witnesses from those companies who worked with Theranos testified t...
Tags: Nbc News, Tech, Walgreens, Pfizer, Theranos, Gibbons, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Downey, Ian Gibbons, Kevin Downey, Doctoring Lab Reports With Pharma Company Logos, Schering Plough Witnesses


Fox News host Bret Baier dodges question about Tucker Carlson's controversial Capitol riot special: 'I don't want to go down this road'

Fox News host Bret Baier is seen on September 17, 2020.Alex Wong/Getty Bret Baier on Monday tried to evade a question on Tucker Carlson's January 6 Capitol riot special. The Fox News anchor was asked about the mini-series by network colleague Brian Kilmeade. "Brian, I don't want to go down this road," Baier said on Kilmeade's radio show. Fox News host Bret Baier dodged a question posed by his colleague, "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade, about primetime host Tucker Carlson's...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Fbi, House, Fox News, Brian, Nancy Pelosi, Fox News Channel, Capitol Police, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson, Capitol, Downey, Stephen Hayes


We watched Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary so you don't have to. Here's why its whitewash of the Capitol insurrection makes no sense.

Fox News host and FOX Nation streaming host Tucker Carlson.FOX Nation Tucker Carlson's documentary on the Jan. 6 insurrection is riddled with errors and fallacies. A pair of longtime Fox News contributors recently resigned over the three-part streaming series. The film jumps to shaky conclusions and relies heavily on innuendo, not demonstrated evidence.  In the telling of Tucker Carlson's gloomy documentary, the Jan. 6 Capitol siege was inspired by Capitol Police and FBI informants, a...
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Movies Like Nightcrawler That Are Definitely Worth Watching

Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" dropped in 2014, a year in which Americans by and large trusted the media. That statement feels false, and yet not only did the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer find that fewer than half of U.S. residents trust mainstream news sources, but that this is actually the first time that has happened in the nation's recent history. It's easy to see why. The country has moved past "fake news" and into "post-truth," with people turning to sources that support their inherent belief...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Congress, California, Orson Welles, Cnn, Netflix, United States, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oliver Stone, Nightcrawler, Brian, Leo, Dustin Hoffman


The Best Non-Marvel Movies From Marvel Directors

How does Marvel Studios keep doing it? Almost 30 films in, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has only ballooned in popularity, building a reputation for reliability on a level unmatched by every other major multimedia franchise. There's no singular secret ingredient to Marvel's success, but it's hard not to attribute part of its everlasting appeal to its penchant for a variety of talent. Instead of the same handful of directors, Marvel Studios has given big projects to proven and talented filmmakers...
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14 Movies Like Knives Out That You'll Want To Watch ASAP

"Knives Out" does a lot of things right. The film, directed by Rian Johnson and starring some of Hollywood's best (a trend that's continuing in its upcoming sequel), may feel unique in its blend of comedy, murder, and sly social commentary. But the comedy mystery is actually one of Hollywood's oldest genres, one that's rarely shy about slipping in a biting statement here and there. A comedy mystery can be sleek or slapstick, dumb or wise, or all of those things at once.Mystery comedies first pea...
Tags: South Korea, England, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Cary Grant, Tim Curry, Disney, Vincent Price, Park, Dame Maggie Smith, North Dakota, Wes Anderson, Chase, Broadway, Stephen Fry


The Elizabeth Holmes trial: Another sucker takes the stand

Former Safeway CEO Steven Burd leaves the courthouse after testifying in the Theranos trial. Brittany Hosea-Small/Reuters The first few alleged victims who have been called to testify in the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, might as well be called The Smartest Dupes in the Room. First came James Mattis, the retired four-star general, who testified that he invested in the failed blood-testing startup even though Holmes was his "sole source" of information about the c...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Fraud, Healthcare, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Safeway, Jonathan, Downey, Perry Mason, Johns Hopkins University, Leach, Mattis, Adam Lashinsky


The 14 Best Val Kilmer Movies Ranked

In July 2021, A24 and Amazon Prime released "Val," a documentary about the life and career of actor Val Kilmer. Part behind-the-scenes look at Val Kilmer movies, part autobiography, the film delves into the controversies and tragedies that define Kilmer as an actor. It's a warm and affecting documentary, made even more powerful for the presence of son Jack Kilmer as narrator -- Kilmer recently lost his voice to throat cancer, and hearing the younger Kilmer provide voice over for the film is an u...
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Robert Downey Jr Thinks This Is His Best Role – And He's Right

After pulling off the 2008 double whammy of starring in the blockbuster "Iron Man" and getting nominated for an Oscar for the hit comedy "Tropic Thunder," it was official: Robert Downey Jr. became a superstar. This was a particularly crazy development because by that point the son of famed underground filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. had been appearing onscreen for decades, and had only a few years before been considered a drug burnout, box office poison, and an all-around lost cause.Of course he did...
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CIF-SS girls volleyball polls, Sept. 27

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now The CIF-SS girls volleyball polls released Monday, Sept. 27. (As selected by the CIF-SS Girls Volleyball Advisory Committee.) DIVISION 1/2 1 Marymount 2 Mater Dei 3 Lakewood 4 Mira Costa 5 Village Christian 6 Aliso Niguel 7 Vista Murrieta 8 Palos Verdes 9 Redondo Union 10 San Clemente Others: Harvard-Westlake, Huntington Beach, La Salle, San Clemente, Santa Margarita, Sierra Canyon, South Torrance DIVISION ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, University, Soccer, Arizona, Kaiser, Mayfair, Santa Barbara, High School Sports, Providence, Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Lakeside, Saugus, Torrance, Buckley


CIF-SS boys water polo polls, Sept. 27

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now The CIF-SS boys water polo polls released Monday, Sept. 27. (Selected by the CIF-SS Boys Water Polo Advisory Committee.) DIVISION 1 1T. Mater Dei 1T. Newport Harbor 1T. Huntington Beach 4. Harvard-Westlake 5. Orange Lutheran 6. JSerra 7. Laguna Beach 8. Foothill 9. Palos Verdes 10. Loyola 11. Los Alamitos 12. Santa Barbara 13. Oaks Christian 14. Mira Costa 15. Long Beach Wilson 16. Santa Margarita 17. Coron...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Heritage, Westminster, Saddleback, Santa Fe, Santa Barbara, High School Sports, Santa Margarita, San Marcos, Walnut, Burbank, Roosevelt, Downey, Edison


Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Meet the man with an odd annual quest

A clean white T-shirt and a black marker. Those are the only tools Doug Pitt needs — along with a smile on his face — to undertake his annual quest at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Getting as many signatures as he can. Pitt, a Downey resident, has headed to downtown Long Beach during the set up for the street-racing weekend for 30 years, searching for autographs from those involved with the Grand Prix. But getting signatures is a common activity at the Grand Prix, as it is at any sporting ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Nascar, Newman, Pitt, Jimmie Johnson, Downey, NTT, Paul Newman, BROYLES, Ed Carpenter, Doug Pitt, Long Beach Grand Prix


High school football: All of the scores from Friday’s Week 5 games

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now All of the scores from the CIF Southern Section and L.A. City high school football games on Friday. CIF SOUTHERN SECTION DESERT VALLEY LEAGUE Cathedral City 28, Indio 21 Coachella Valley 48, Banning 6 Yucca Valley 28, Desert Hot Springs 0 GOLDEN LEAGUE Highland 41, Eastside 0 Lancaster 52, Littlerock 6 Palmdale 34, Antelope Valley 0 Quartz Hill 32, Knight 18 MIRAMONTE LEAGUE Bassett 34, Garey 27 Ganesha 49,...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Beverly Hills, Cypress, Mayfair, Saddleback, Birmingham, Panorama, Sonora, Esperanza, Monrovia


Newest class of Surfing Walk of Fame inductees honored

Carissa Moore has had quite the year – a first ever surfing gold medal at the sport’s Olympic debut and a fifth world championship clinched just a few weeks ago at Lower Trestles. Now, her name has been set in granite stone at the Surfing Walk of Fame on Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. But there’s still one accolade missing. “I just want General Mills to put her on a Wheaties box,” joked Peter “PT” Townend, surfing’s first world champ and the co-emcee for the event Thu...
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Sears to close Pasadena, Downey stores, leaving just 2 in Southern California

Sears, once the nation’s top retailer and its largest employer, continues its slide into obsolescence with pending store closures in Pasadena and Downey — a move that will leave just two Sears locations in Southern California. The Pasadena store at 3801 E. Foothill Blvd. and Downey location at 500 Stonewood St. are set to close Nov. 14 along with additional Sears and Kmart stores in Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and North Carolina. Jake McCann, an assistant service manager at the Pasa...
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Daily News high school football schedule for Week 5

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Here is the high school football schedule for Week 5 Sept. 23-25. All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted Thursday, Sept. 23 CIF SOUTHERN SECTION NONLEAGUE Golden Valley (1-2) at Crescenta Valley (1-2) Simi Valley (5-0) at Oxnard Pacifica (1-3) GOLDEN LEAGUE Antelope Valley (1-2) at Palmdale (1-2) Friday, Sept. 24 CIF SOUTHERN SECTION NONLEAGUE Alemany (1-3) at Lawndale (1-2) Atascadero (1-3) a...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Royal, Cleveland, Grant, Kennedy, Valencia, High School Sports, Daily News, Eastside, Taft, Los Altos, Hart, Simi Valley, Gladstone


European Film Academy Chair Mike Downey Honored With Prague Lifetime Achievement Award

Producer and European Film Academy Chair Mike Downey is being honored with the Kristián Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest. The award will be presented at the opening of the festival on Friday by Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning British filmmaker Stephen Daldry. The honor is in recognition of Downey’s […]
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Cerritos’ Tatianna Chavez voted Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week

Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week Athlete: Tatianna Chavez School: Cerritos Sport: Softball Noteworthy: Chavez started her prep career Saturday by leading wire-to-wire in the Dons’ Great Cow Run and setting a school record for 3 miles with an 18-minutes, 16.6-second clocking. She pulled away from the pack on the final lap to beat Downey senior Alyssa Tapanes by a shade under 10 seconds. Chavez broke Sofia Vasquez’s school record, set two years ago, by nearly 11½ seconds.
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, Downey, Chavez, Cerritos, Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week, Sofia Vasquez, Alyssa Tapanes, Tatianna Chavez


‘They finally came home’: LA Rams play in front of a SoFi crowd for the first time

Rams fan Jay Sotelo, from La Mirada, puts fresh carne asada on the grill as he tailgates in the SoFi Stadium parking lot in Inglewood on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 prior to the Rams first regular season home game with fans in the new $5 billion stadium. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Rams fans take a selfie with “Ramses” as they tailgate in the SoFi Stadium parking lot in Inglewood on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 prior to the Rams first regular season home game with fans in t...
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2000-01 FDNY Hockey Team Ray Downey Jersey

Ray Downey was the Fire Department of New York's Chief of Special Operations and a passionate New York Rangers fan and founding member of the FDNY Hockey Team. He served with the United States Marine Corps and then became a member of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) on April 7, 1962, beginning a 39-year career. In August of 2001, Chief Downey was put in charge of Special Operations Command, a team of specialists who aid regular firefighters with unique or highly critical...
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High school football: All of the scores from Friday’s games

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now All of the scores from Week 3’s CIF Southern Section and L.A. City football games on Friday night. CIF SOUTHERN SECTION NONLEAGUE Mater Dei 49, Liberty (Nev.) 7 Centennial 48, JSerra 0 Los Alamitos 34, Clovis Buchanan 31 St. John Bosco 42, East St. Louis (Ill.) 26 Orange Lutheran 41, Damien 38 (OT) Capistrano Valley 30, Newport Harbor 19 El Toro 31, Huntington Beach 24 Edison 49, Palos Verdes 10 Brea Olinda...
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High school football: Our top photos from Friday’s local games

Take a look at the great plays and exciting moments from the local high school football games on Friday night. Week 3 of the season was filled with great matchups, and the Southern California News Group has images from games throughout the area. All of our coverage can be found online on the high school sports pages. La Mirada’s Emmanuel Rebollar (54) carries the American flag on to the field before a non-league football game between Millikan High and La Mirada High at Millikan High in Long ...
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