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Famous birthdays for May 16: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Boreanaz

Famous birthdays for May 16: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Boreanaz

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May 16 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include: -- William Seward, U.S. secretary of state whose purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $ 7.2 million was called "Seward's Folly," in 1801 -- Banker Levi Morton, U.S. vice president under Benjamin Harrison, in 1824 -- Serial killer H. H. Holmes in 1861 -- Actor Henry Fonda in 1905 -- Author Louis "Studs" Terkel in 1912 -- Entertainer Liberace, born Władziu Valentino Liberace, in 1919 -- New York Yankees player/Manager Billy Martin in 1928 -- Actor Danny Trejo in 1944 (age 76) -- Actor Pierce Brosnan in 1953 (age 67) -- Olympic gold medal gymnast Olga Korbut in 1955 (age 65) -- Actor Debra Winger in 1955 (age 65) -- Actor Mare Winningham in 1959 (age 61) ...
Thomas Lennon says ‘Reno 911!’ jokes based in facts

Thomas Lennon says ‘Reno 911!’ jokes based in facts

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LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- The inept Reno, Nev., sheriff's department is back to bumble its way through a revival of Reno 911!, premiering Monday on Quibi. Thomas Lennon, who co-created the show and stars as Lt. Jim Dangle, said plot lines in the new series are based on real laws and events. The original series ran from 2003 to 2009 on Comedy Central. The style is faux documentary, like the real police documentary series Cops, as cameras follow the Reno police on wacky misadventures. In one episode of the revival, the Reno police officers record a public service announcement saying that posting pornography involving an ex is a crime. The state of Nevada really passed a law outlawing "revenge porn" in 2015. "I'll spend some time doing a little bit of research," Lennon told UPI in a phone...
Tottenham to replace Harry Kane and his goals with Timo Werner? Other options include Danny Ings, Moussa Dembele and Thomas Muller

Tottenham to replace Harry Kane and his goals with Timo Werner? Other options include Danny Ings, Moussa Dembele and Thomas Muller

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Tottenham have one of the best strikers in world football leading their line, but Harry Kane could leave if his ambition is not matched. Kane reiterated his desire to win trophies and, although he loves Spurs, would not stay there for the sake of it. © 2019 SOPA Img Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in world football, so who would Tottenham replace him with if they ever sold him? Since making his debut at his boyhood club in 2011, Kane has scored 181 goals for the Premier League side. Manchester United and Manchester City are believed to be keeping tabs on the £150m-rated forward, who Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would not let go without a fight. But if Kane wants to go and pushes for a move, Tottenham may not be able to keep hold of him for m...
Thomas Cook customers get apology for refund delay

Thomas Cook customers get apology for refund delay

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The body repaying money owed to Thomas Cook customers after the tour firm collapsed has apologised to thousands of customers facing refund delays.Paul Smith, director at the Civil Aviation Authority, said "we are very sorry" and promised the CAA is "working tirelessly" to process payments.Despite £160m having already been refunded, he told the BBC well over 50,000 customers were still owed money.Incomplete claim forms and attempted fraud were adding to delays, he said.Thomas Cook collapsed on 23 September, after failing to obtain rescue funds from its banks. Some 150,000 travellers had to be repatriated back to the UK during a two-week operation run by the CAA.A refund process was opened on 7 October for customers covered by Atol-protected insurance. 'Th...
Thomas Cook: ‘They told me the money was safe’

Thomas Cook: ‘They told me the money was safe’

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Customers of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook have been getting in touch with the BBC to voice their frustration at delays in processing their refunds for holidays that never took place.The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) originally said all valid claims made on the first day of its refund programme would be paid within 60 days, or by Friday 6 December. But now it says only two-thirds will be paid on time.Retired teachers Alan and Diane Holmes from Ripon in north Yorkshire booked a two-week holiday in Egypt, but initially thought their money was safe because the booking was made through another firm, Freedom Holidays. "My wife always wanted to do the Egypt Nile cruise. It's been quite peaceful there these last two years, so we ...