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Gwyneth Paltrow reflects on ‘conscious uncoupling’ backlash after Chris Martin split

Gwyneth Paltrow reflects on ‘conscious uncoupling’ backlash after Chris Martin split

Entertainment
Gwyneth Paltrow has spoken about the backlash she faced for using the term "conscious uncoupling" when announcing her split with her first husband Chris Martin.The Shakespeare in Love actress, 47, and Coldplay frontman, 43, announced in March 2014 they would be divorcing after 10 years of marriage. In an article for next month's issue of British Vogue, Paltrow said she knew the celebrity split would get attention, but nothing could have prepared her for the public mockery over their choice of terminology. Image: Paltrow and Chris Martin in February 2003, five months after they met "The public's surprise gave way quickly to ire and derision," she wrote."A strange combination of mockery and anger that I had never seen. ...

U.S. stock futures open flat after Monday’s tech-powered rally

Finance
Traders work during the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 18, 2020.Johannes Eisele | AFP via Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures traded along the flatline on Monday night after the major averages logged in sharp gains to start the new month earlier in the day.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 14 points, or less than 0.1%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures traded marginally lower as well. The Dow closed Monday's session up more than 200 points, or 0.9%. The S&P 500 rallied to its highest level since Feb. 21 and the Nasdaq closed at a record high. The S&P 500 also ended the session less than 3% below the intraday record set on Feb. 19.Those gains came after Microsoft and Apple powered the S&P 500 tech sector to an all-time high, rising 5.6%...
Trump ‘backs’ Microsoft buyout of TikTok after threat to ban Chinese video app

Trump ‘backs’ Microsoft buyout of TikTok after threat to ban Chinese video app

Technology
The Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok could be sold to Microsoft after an apparent change of mind by US President Donald Trump.On Friday, Mr Trump said he intended to ban TikTok from the US because of concerns about the data of American users and he appeared to dismiss the idea of a takeover by a US company. America has repeatedly warned of a security threat from Beijing and accused it of billions of dollars' worth of intellectual property theft. China has denied the claims. Image: TikTok says 100 million Americans use the app But following a discussion between Mr Trump and Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella on Sunday, the tech giant said it had been given the go ahead to negotiate a complete buyout with TikTok's parent compan...
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after recovering from coronavirus

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after recovering from coronavirus

Entertainment
Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has left hospital after recovering from coronavirus.The 77-year-old had been treated in a Mumbai hospital for three weeks, but has now tested negative and will rest at home. His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, is still in Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus. Image: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, 77, (3rd right) and his son The younger Bachchan wrote on Twitter: "My father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest COVID-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest."Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him." ...
DHS removes acting chief of intelligence and analysis after protest response

DHS removes acting chief of intelligence and analysis after protest response

Business
Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland Security is removing its acting chief of intelligence and analysis amid criticism of his office's role in responding to civil unrest in Portland, Ore. As of Saturday, Brian Murphy was still listed as Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Brian Murphy on the DHS website. Advertisement But the Washington Post has reported that DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has removed Brian Murphy from his role following a series of reports about how his office responded to nightly protests in the city. Most recently, the reports surfaced reported that DHS had compiled "intelligence reports" on journalists who published leaked documents, and that the agency had monitored protesters' electronic communications. On Saturday House Intelligence C...