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Airbnb to ban ‘party houses’ after five people killed in mass shooting at Halloween event

Airbnb to ban ‘party houses’ after five people killed in mass shooting at Halloween eventAirbnb has said it will ban “party houses” in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party at a rented property in California.Five people were killed in the shooting on Thursday, which sent around 100 terrified partygoers running for their lives in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda.



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Everything Google Revealed at Its NYC Pixel Event

Everything Google Revealed at Its NYC Pixel Event



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Son of sheriff who called immigrants ‘drunks’ at White House event arrested for public intoxication

Son of sheriff who called immigrants ‘drunks’ at White House event arrested for public intoxicationThe son of a Texas sheriff who used a White House press conference to describe immigrant offenders as “drunks” likely to repeatedly break the law has been arrested for public intoxication.Sergei Waybourn, 24, faces a count of indecent exposure as well as public drunkenness just days after his father, Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, was criticised for the comments.



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Joe Biden answers Donald Trump during campaign event in Nevada: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Joe Biden answers Donald Trump during campaign event in Nevada: 'I'm not going anywhere'President Donald Trump slammed the Bidens on Wednesday as "stone cold crooked" and vented that Democrats are "wasting everyone's time and energy."



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Bob Woodward Enrages Audience at Times Reporters’ Book Event

Bob Woodward Enrages Audience at Times Reporters’ Book EventDominik Bindl/GettyVeteran reporter Bob Woodward was accused of derailing an event on Wednesday night with the two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse story that ushered in the MeToo movement. At the Sixth & I synagogue in Washington, D.C., to discuss their new book, She Said, about the consequences of the Weinstein scandal and what his accusers went through, New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey attempted to have a meaningful discussion about rape culture and how the MeToo movement has changed society. But they were reportedly repeatedly interrupted by Woodward—with questions that left the audience at once outraged and baffled. “Tomorrow there will be stories about how horribly Bob Woodward bombed this discussion. Repeatedly asked why Harvey Weinstein did what he did. The authors responded, multiple times: power. He accused them of dodging the question,” ProPublica reporter J. David McShane tweeted. Reporter Kara Swisher, the co-founder of Recode, described Woodward’s behavior during the discussion as “interruptive, not focused on the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein and weirdly obsessed with that creep, it’s a exercise in how not to interview.”Robyn Swirling, the founder of Works in Progress, an organization that aims to confront sexual harassment in progressive spaces, wrote a tweet thread detailing the audience’s frustration with Woodward, who she said repeatedly failed to let Kantor and Twohey speak. On the topic of Weinstein, the Woodward reportedly preferred to focus on the disgraced movie mogul’s motives rather what his alleged victims endured. “Showing exactly why he was the wrong person to have any sort of public (or private) discussion about metoo,” Swirling wrote, Woodward repeatedly asked Kantor and Twohey why Weinstein allegedly preyed on so many young women. When they answered that they believed it was about power, Woodward reportedly said, “It’s about sex also though, isn’t it?’”The audience repeatedly booed him, though Woodward, apparently undaunted, went on to claim Weinstein’s behavior constituted a “weird foreplay,” Swirling tweeted. Later in the discussion, he reportedly asked Kantor and Twohey, “Did you find any women who made up allegations? That’s very important” before asking them if they believed Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations were credible enough to be published. Kantor and Twohey exposed decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein in a bombshell New York Times report in late 2017, sparking a reckoning of sorts in Hollywood, Weinstein’s downfall, and the rise of the MeToo movement. Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct by dozens of women, faces a sexual assault trial in New York in January. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Urges Protesters to Let Town Hall Event Go Forward

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Urges Protesters to Let Town Hall Event Go Forward(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam called on protesters not to disrupt her first public dialogue event, as she attempted to quiet months of protests that threaten to mar Beijing’s anniversary celebrations.The Hong Kong chief executive told reporters Tuesday that about 20,000 people have registered for a town hall-style session that will hold about 150 participants, after Asia’s main financial hub saw its 16th straight weekend of clashes between pro-democracy protesters and riot cops. At one point over the weekend, demonstrators threw debris onto a car carrying the city’s top official for mainland affairs, cracking the windshield.“I very much hope the first dialogue with community on Thursday could be made in a peaceful, rational and calm environment,” Lam said, referring to an event planned at an indoor stadium in the city’s Wan Chai area. “And my colleagues and I will listen to citizens’ opinions in a sincere, humble manner.”Lam’s comments come ahead of protests planned to coincide with the Oct. 1 anniversary of 70 years of Communist rule in China next week, which will feature a military parade and a speech from President Xi Jinping. Hong Kong has been paralyzed since June by near-daily — and sometimes violent protests — sparked by a bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.Lam scrapped the measure, but protesters have continued marching in a movement that has expanded to include demands for an inquiry into the violence as well as greater democratic accountability. Protesters have rejected her attempts at dialogue efforts, because she has ruled out meeting their other demands.The Hong Kong leader continued to defend police actions, noting that there have been no confirmed fatalities between protesters and police. “Apart from some critical incidents, where members of the public have major concerns and some different views, the fact that over three months, we have not seen major fatalities in Hong Kong is — by world standards, because I’ve been meeting overseas dignitaries and senior officials — is quite remarkable,” Lam said.Last week, Amnesty International issued a report that said Hong Kong police beat pro-democracy protesters in custody and committed acts that amounted to “torture” during the course of recent demonstrations. Police said the Amnesty report didn’t reflect the fact that officers were facing a large group of radical protesters who “broke the law recklessly,” and said it lacked details that would allow them to verify the allegations.On Tuesday, Lam said the “the force is under extreme pressure” from the protests, but that people should come forward with complaints about police conduct, so that incidents can be investigated.Meanwhile, opposition lawmaker Roy Kwong was punched and beaten by three men in the city’s Tin Shui Wai area this morning and is on his way to the hospital, according to Lam Cheuk-ting, a lawmaker from the Democratic Party.\–With assistance from Natalie Lung.To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in Hong Kong at imarlow1@bloomberg.net;Stephen Tan in Hong Kong at ztan39@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Fion LiFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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‘We are preparing for the worst’: Storm Area 51 event could be disaster, locals fear

‘We are preparing for the worst’: Storm Area 51 event could be disaster, locals fearLocal residents are "preparing for the worst" as fans of the viral Storm Area 51 Facebook event descend on a town near the secretive military base.The event could become a disaster as people struggle with the difficult conditions in Nevada without proper preparation, they have warned.



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Decks collapse during firefighter event; at least 22 injured

Decks collapse during firefighter event; at least 22 injuredA home’s multilevel deck collapsed Saturday evening at the Jersey Shore during an event weekend, trapping people and injuring at least 22, including some children, officials said. It was unclear how many people were on or under the decks at the time, or how many were firefighters, but authorities said those who were trapped were quickly removed. The annual convention attracts thousands of current and former firefighters to the resort town.



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Event cancellations mount in protest-wracked Hong Kong

Event cancellations mount in protest-wracked Hong KongOne of Hong Kong’s most prestigious sporting tournaments on Friday became the latest victim of the huge protests convulsing the city as a growing roster of events and entertainment acts pull out of the financial hub. Organisers of the WTA Hong Kong Open women’s tennis tournament said they were postponing next month’s competition because of the “present situation” after months of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests. “After extensive discussions with our key stakeholders, we conclude that a smooth running of the tournament can be better assured at a later time,” the Hong Kong Tennis Association said in a statement.



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'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergency

'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergencyLincoln County commissioner pre-signed an emergency declaration ahead of the "Storm Area 51" raid event that's drawn more than 2 million RSVPs.



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