Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
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Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay BEIJING (AP) " President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense. As part of a peculiar annual tradition at the White House, Obama on Wednesday granted ... 11/25/2015 - 10:47 pm | View Link
Obama makes holiday appeal for acceptance of Syrian refugees WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is appealing anew for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity." In his weekly radio address broadcast Thursday, Obama noted his commitment to accept an additional ... 11/25/2015 - 10:35 pm | View Link
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Apple has purchased Faceshift, the company responsible for the motion-capture technology used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Faceshift specialises in 3D animation software to copy facial expressions of an actor. While Apple has purchased the company, details regarding how much the deal cost, or what Apple plans to do with Faceshift, have not been disclosed as of writing.
An Apple representative sent the following statement to TechCrunch: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
Faceshift differs from traditional motion-capture technology.
Miss World Canada was barred from entering China on Thursday to take part in this year's pageant in the southern island province of Hainan, a friend of the outspoken Chinese-Canadian contestant said.
There’s a ritual of American journalism that goes back nearly as far as the Thanksgiving holiday itself, a holiday largely concocted to create an aura of fictional harmony around the painful and complicated history of early encounters between Anglo-Saxon settlers and Native Americans. That ritual consists of assuring readers that we have plenty to be thankful for in our national life as we find it now, despite all the obvious things that have gone wrong.
It's Thanksgiving, which means turkey, being deluged with department store sales pitches, and service articles for liberals on how to get along with your right-wing relatives.
Those who are privileged enough to sit at a table full of fellow liberals, either because they celebrate with friends or because they are lucky to be spared the drunk Trump-loving uncle, don't usually need such articles anyway.
That is, until this year.
The Thanksgiving holiday seems like one of those rare occasions in American life where virtually everyone shares a similar experience, the traditions of the family gathering, the food, the football, the sometimes contentious discussions among people who love each other but nonetheless have different worldviews and political beliefs. It's become something of a cliché, in fact, with an annual flurry of tongue-in-cheek articles in newspapers and other publications giving advice on how to handle that obnoxious uncle's unpopular opinions at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
And yes, these articles are usually aimed at liberals trying to deal with that drunken Limbaugh-listening relative who insists on baiting everyone at the table by going on about the pet right-wing outrage of the moment and passing on talk radio propaganda as if it had been delivered directly from God.