Trump-backed Republican Troy Balderson holds narrow special election lead over Democratic newcomer Danny O’Connor in deep-red Ohio district that Trump dominated in 2016

AP Photo/John Minchillo Trump-backed Republican Troy Balderson held a narrow lead over Democratic insurgent Danny O’Connor in Ohio’s 12th District special election on Tuesday night, leading the race by nearly 1,800 ballots. A victory for Balderson was not unexpected in the deep-red district where Donald Trump won by 11 points in the 2016 presidential election, […]

‘District 9’ director will helm new ‘RoboCop’

Neill Blomkamp, director of sci-fi hits District 9, Elysium and Chappie, will helm a new RoboCop film. MGM wants to revive the franchise with the appropriately-titled RoboCop Returns, which will apparently directly follow the 1987 original film — and ignore the 2014 reboot. Returns will be based on an old spec script that the first […]

New ‘RoboCop’ Movie Coming from ‘District 9’ and ‘Chappie’ Director Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp could never get his Alien movie off the ground, so he’s latching onto another classic sci-fi franchise instead. The District 9 and Chappie director will helm a new RoboCop movie, titled RoboCop Returns. The film is said to be both a reboot and a sequel to the original franchise. Deadline has the scoop […]

Carlisle Lake District Airport inaugural flights DELAYED following shortage of staff

The announcement that flights from Carlisle Lake District Airport would connect the region to the rest of the UK pleased many people who lived in the local area. Flights with Loganair were to fly to Dublin, Belfast, and London on June 4. The inaugural flights have since been delayed due to a shortage of air […]

School district to arm teachers with mini baseball bats

In the wake of America’s latest deadly school shooting, one district in Pennsylvania has come up with a novel way to ward off would-be killers by arming teachers with mini baseball bats. The Millcreek School District in the northwest of the Keystone state has spent $ 1,800 to purchase the bats, according to local media […]

A Pennsylvania school district gave each classroom a 5-gallon bucket of rocks for students to throw at potential shooters

Associated Press/Ted S. Warren A Pennsylvania school district equipped each classroom with rocks in case of active shooters. The superintendent said it’s meant to be a “last-ditch response to an armed intruder.” Schools have been floating various school-safety measures in the wake of last month’s high-school shooting in Florida. As school districts across the country […]

‘Yakuza 6’ makes Tokyo’s red-light district virtually real

I’m a relatively late fan of Sega’s famed Yakuza franchise. It was the 2015 ‘prequel’, Yakuza 0 on the PS4, that got me hooked: it was the series’ first title to be localized in Chinese, which helped me understand its rich storyline on the humble beginnings of series protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, and his strangely charming […]

Republicans are panicking after a Democrat just cleaned up in a deep-red district — and the results should ‘terrify’ them

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Republicans are increasingly concerned about the 2018 landscape after Democrat Conor Lamb appeared to pull off an unlikely win in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. The race was officially still too close to call, but Lamb declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone. It came in a district where President Donald Trump won by […]

China’s security crackdown hit a university district where restaurants were ordered to only serve 10 foreigners at a time

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Cafes and bars in Beijing’s university district have reportedly been ordered to cater to no more than 10 foreigners at a time. Staff members say the orders were given last week, shortly after China’s annual legislative meeting began in Beijing. It’s unknown what prompted the orders, but the rise of anti-Xi Jinping […]

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Democrat wins Kentucky seat by 36 points in district Trump won by 49

Timothy D. Easley/AP In deep-red Kentucky, Democrat Linda Belcher sailed to victory in the state’s 49th House District seat with 68% of the vote on Tuesday. Belcher’s win marked an 86-point swing from the 2016 general election, when President Donald Trump won the district with 72% of the vote. This is the 37th state legislative seat […]