Apple gets first crack at documentaries from Ron Howard

Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a “first-look” deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The move will give Apple the chance to snap up non-fiction works before other companies can jump in. […]

China to crack down on extravagant weddings & rising ‘bride prices’

Plans for a Chinese bride’s dream wedding, as marvelous as her groom can afford, may have to be put on hold. Authorities say that extravagant and pricey ceremonies do not fall in line with national moral values. The government is concerned about rising ‘bride prices’ in particular – a goodwill gesture between the two families, […]

Berlin vows to finally crack down on Arab criminal gangs that have plagued city for DECADES

Seized by fears of being labeled xenophobic, Berlin officials have allowed a parallel world to emerge in Germany’s capital – one inhabited by criminal gangs of Middle Eastern origin. But is it too late for a crackdown? After years of inaction, Berlin law enforcement authorities are finally taking the growing issue of migrant gangs seriously. […]

Lanciato will have last crack in Epsom

TRAINER Mark Newnham has studied recent renewals of the Epsom Handicap and doesn’t believe Lanciato’s get-back racing pattern will negate his winning chances at Royal Randwick on Saturday. “We know we have to ride Lanciato a certain way, save him for the last crack at them,’’ Newnham said. “But I’ve watched replays of recent Epsoms […]

Could This Sideburn-Sporting Scientist Crack the Autism Gene Puzzle?

OZY brings to you Medical Breakthroughs, a series about transformative cures and approaches — and the people behind them. Brian O’Roak loves Gaelic football, a fast-paced game with 15 players; a round ball that can be carried, kicked or passed; and a bunch of complex rules. Which makes perfect sense when you discover that O’Roak […]

A Crack in the Ivanka Trump Brand

On Tuesday night, a visit to the website of the Ivanka Trump brand turned up a sharply cut floral dress and a pair of suede sandals on broad, three-inch heels. “Bring on the heat” unspooled in elegant italics across the site’s landing page. By then, the message had acquired an awkward dual meaning. Earlier in […]

Princes in the tower MYSTERY: Bid to EXHUME 'Richard III victims' to finally crack case

Portrait of Richard III (Image: GETTY IMAGES/SUPERSTOCK RM) For five centuries historians have speculated on England’s greatest crime mystery with the prime suspect being Richard III, Plantagenet King of England. Now, M’lud, DNA evidence has been secured which could prove whether Richard was indeed guilty of killing the children of his predecessor and brother Edward […]

“An almond doesn’t lactate:” FDA to crack down on use of the word “milk”

Almond milk (credit: Amazing Almonds) The US Food and Drug Administration seems to have soured on nondairy milk-alternative products that use the term “milk” in their marketing and labeling—like popular soy and almond milk products. In a talk hosted by Politico, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday that the FDA will soon issue a new guidance […]

Fortnite Rocket Launch: Crack in the sky emerges as missile fails to land on the map

Epic Games decided to do something a little different today by giving fans the chance to watch an in-game event live. While some may have missed out because of waiting in queue errors and other problems, a large group of players managed to tune in. Players flocked to Twitch and booted up their own copies […]

The Trump administration plans to crack down on Chinese investment

PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s view of investment depends on who is doing it. On June 22nd he railed against Europeans exporting cars to America, demanding that they “build them here!” On June 26th he tweeted that all Harley-Davidson motorcycles should be made in America (see article). But when it comes to Chinese investors buying American technology, […]