RIP John G. Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of Rocky, has died

RIP John G. Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of Rocky, has died

Avildsen had garnered huge success post teh release of Sylvester Stallone starrer " Rocky " in 1976. It won Oscars for best picture, director (Avildsen) and editing and was nominated for seven others. He started with a long apprenticeship as assistant director, then moved up to production manager, cinematographer and editor. "Throughout the decades, his rousing portrayals of victory, courage and emotion captured the hearts of generations of Americans", said Paris Barclay, president of the ...

Donald Trump cries 'witch hunt' over obstruction probe

President Trump on Thursday criticized reports that he is now under investigation for obstruction of justice in connection with the firing of FBI Director James Comey , denouncing it as another "witch hunt" that is unfairly targeting him. The House and Senate Intelligence Committees are investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign, including possible collusion between Trump associates and Moscow.

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russian Federation story

When The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller was investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, a spokesman for the President's private attorney called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the Post reported , the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey.

Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting

However, according to Dr. Jack Sava , Rep. Scalise's condition has improved slightly. Scalise is still under sedation but Sava says he has responded to family members. Yesterday, two more procedures were done: a surgery to fix abdominal damage, and an orthopedic surgery to fix his broken leg. Sava would not be specific about Scalise's internal injuries, saying he was trying to preserve some of the Congressman's privacy.

Minnesota police officer acquitted in shooting of black motorist

Minnesota police officer acquitted in shooting of black motorist

St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez, who testified that he feared for his life when he fatally shot Philando Castile last July, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. As Castile bled to death in the vehicle and a young child in the back seat attempted to comfort her mother, the video showed Yanez with his gun drawn, yelling.

Penguins early favorites to repeat again as Stanley Cup winners

An estimated 650,000 supporters lined the streets for the victory parade . The Penguins were forced to win the Stanley Cup in enemy territory and the Nashville Predators fans more than vocalized their displeasure at the enemies from the Steel City hoisting the trophy of victory in their house, with the stench of dead catfish providing the flawless backdrop for a unique and different fan base that mistakenly confused team support and loyalty with "stinkin' thinkin'".