Studios half-ass response to showrunners’ abortion demands

Studios half-ass response to showrunners’ abortion demands

Abortion protest in HollywoodPhoto: Frederic J. Brown (Getty Images) Prompted by a letter sent by more than 400 female showrunners (and co-signed by an additional group of nearly 400 directors and 500+ male showrunners), several major studios have responded to questions about their abortion policies. Actually, they sort of responded to one question, and didn’t … Read more

Armed man demanding savings takes Beirut bank staff hostage

Armed man demanding savings takes Beirut bank staff hostage

BEIRUT — A Lebanese man with a shotgun took up to 10 employees and customers hostage at a Beirut bank Thursday and threatened to set himself on fire with gasoline unless he was allowed to withdraw some of his trapped savings to pay his father’s medical bills. Soldiers and police converged on the area and … Read more

Armed man demanding savings holds Beirut bank staff hostage

Armed man demanding savings holds Beirut bank staff hostage

BEIRUT — A Lebanese man armed with a shotgun broke into a Beirut bank on Thursday, holding employees hostage and threatening to set himself ablaze with gasoline unless he receives his trapped savings, a security official said. The man, who entered a branch of the Federal Bank in Beirut’s bustling Hamra district, was carrying a … Read more

Alleged member of IS ‘Beatles’ charged in UK with terrorism

Armed man demanding savings holds Beirut bank staff hostage

LONDON — An alleged member of an Islamic State group hostage-taking cell nicknamed “The Beatles” was charged with terrorism offenses in Britain on Thursday after being deported from Turkey. The militants dubbed “The Beatles” by their hostages because of their British accents, held about two dozen Westerners a decade ago, when IS controlled a large … Read more