Disney is buying a huge chunk of 21st Century Fox in a deal that promises to reshape the media industry and help the entertainment giant fend off digital rivals such as Netflix. The $52.4 billion deal will combine two of the biggest players in Hollywood. The sale represents a remarkable turn in the career of octogenarian mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is cashing out after building a major media empire. For its part, Disney is adding even more prime entertainment assets to an already swollen portfolio as it battles upstart streaming services that have undercut the traditional cable subscription model.
Donald Trump thinks immigrants are trash, metaphorically speaking. Not just unauthorized immigrants. Legal immigrants -- specifically, those who come to the US on "diversity visas," after being selected in a lottery for residents of countries that are underrepresented in the US immigration system as a whole. Trump said, ""They give us their worst people, put them in a bin ... they're picking the worst of the worst, congratulations you're going to the US." read more
Dieter Bohn, The Verge: The iMac Pro is available to order today, and if you're a Mac user, you're almost surely going to covet it. But for most people, it's a better idea to covet this machine than it is to actually acquire it. It starts at $4,999 and configuring its various options will rocket the price up from there. ... If you're going to buy this machine, my opinion is that you should know precisely what you plan on using it for -- with more clarity than other computer purchases require. That's not just because the price is exorbitant compared to consumer-grade computers, either. It's also because if you simply need a radically powerful machine, there's another professional-grade Mac coming next year, the announced but as-yet unseen Mac Pro.
Bill Moyers: When I turned 80 three years ago, I retired my weekly PBS series and have since focused on the web with a small, dedicated team as the avenue for our journalism. Your response rewarded our efforts, and we have been pleased and grateful for your interest and attention. I treasure the many messages from so many kindred spirits. Now it's time for another farewell, and with this note I am signing off. ... Until it moves to a new home, our Trump-Russia timeline, created by the indefatigable Steve Harper and orchestrated by our producers, will continue to publish right here at BillMoyers.com, tracking the convergence of events connecting the Trump empire and Russian oligarchs now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller.
A 2-year-old girl who is "obsessed" with baby Jesus just couldn't get through her church Nativity pageant without stealing him from the manger. As for the 3-year-old playing Mary? Well, she wasn't having it. In a hilarious and adorable video that was viewed on Facebook more than 5 million times and shared with ABC News, the mishap plays out as the audience roars with laughter. ... When the women asked little Collia what happened on stage at First Baptist White Pine Church, she told them: "Teegan jacked the baby Jesus, I had to jack him back. I didn't push her."