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Windows 10 Creators Update and Surface Studio empower individual creativity, Surface Dial is an all-around nifty device, and every gamer can be a broadcaster – Weekend Reading, Oct. 28 edition

We’re all creators, whether it means adding a personalized emoji to a message, dreaming up a new world in “Minecraft” or reimagining a remodel of a house or office. That’s why the announcement of the next Windows 10 update, Windows 10 Creators Update, was the big news of the week, but there was plenty more. Let’s go! Windows 10 Creators ...

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Exceptional Education students recognized at homecoming court

By Chelsea Rarrick RICHMOND, Va. – For many, it was a typical homecoming game on Friday at Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond. But for Ashley Herzog and Jarvis Stokes, it meant so much more. “It was just so exciting!” said Kathy Herzog, Ashley’s mother. “It was very special, very heartwarming,” said Jarvis’ mother. The two students are both in ...

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You may be a pizza-holic: Research says some foods addicting

By Vernon Freeman Jr. Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these foods all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Researchers have wondered whether we ...

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HOLMBERG: Former tracker of killers living large with a heart pump

By Mark Holmberg RICHMOND, Va. — Former Richmond homicide detective Ray Williams is tough with a lot of heart. He had to be. He grew up hard in Richmond’s Oregon Hill neighborhood, fighting in the streets and eventually becoming a Golden Gloves champion. “My dad died at 51 years old from alcohol poisoning,” he told me. “They found him in a ...

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‘Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King’ Theater Review: ‘Daily Show’ Star Skips Snark in Benign Comedy

By Robert Hofler For some of us who grew up in white-bread America, being homecoming king is an embarrassment worse than OD-ing on Clearasil. Almost as bad is going to your high school prom. For the record, I didn’t go to my high school prom, and hadn’t thought about it until I saw “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” which opened Friday at Off ...

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Man has life-threatening injuries after shooting in Whitcomb Court

By Vernon Freeman Jr. RICHMOND, Va. — A man is facing life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Richmond’s Whitcomb Court Friday night. Police said at approximately 8:12 p.m. they responded to the 2300 block of Ambrose St. for a shooting. When they arrived on scene they found an adult male who had been shot multiple times in the upper body. ...

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Teenager battling cancer completes bucket list by getting married

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Trump slams Carson amid dipping poll numbers in Iowa

By Vernon Freeman Jr. MIAMI — Donald Trump on Friday knocked Ben Carson as weak on trade and immigration as he reacted to two new polls showing Carson overtaking the real estate mogul for first place in Iowa. Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he was “really surprised” to see his fortunes dipping in Iowa and said he is going ...

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Johnny Depp, Edgar Wright Team for Neil Gaiman Adaptation at 20th Century Fox

By Jeff Sneider Johnny Depp is attached to star in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story “Fortunately, the Milk” that Edgar Wright will direct and 20th Century Fox is in negotiations to acquire in a competitive situation, an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap. Depp will produce through his Infinitum Nihil banner along with Zareh Nalbandian ...

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FBI warns about phone scam in Richmond

By wtvrwebstaff RICHMOND, Va. — There is a phone scam in Central Virginia that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning Richmonders about. The Richmond FBI said it has received multiple calls from community members worried about a person calling them and claiming to represent the U.S. government before demanding thousands of dollars. If denied, the caller threatens arrest. The number may ...

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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’s’ Jim Edmonds on Being a Reality Star: ‘It’s Weird’ (Exclusive Video)

By Joe Otterson Part 2 of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion special will feature Meghan King Edmonds’ husband, baseball player Jim Edmonds. But in an exclusive clip obtained by TheWrap, Edmonds admits he isn’t thrilled about being on the reality show. “You get a portrayal of something that really isn’t you,” he said. “It’s weird, because you see yourself and you ...

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Father of slain Virginia journalist meets with key congressman on guns

By Vernon Freeman Jr. Watch Video WASHINGTON — The meeting brought together two foes on guns: the grieving father of a reporter killed on live television and the powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who has backed the NRA for two decades. Andy Parker hoped he could appeal to Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s heart. The Republican represents the Virginia district ...

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Man arrested after apparent road rage incident along I-95

By wtvrwebstaff STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — A 24-year-old man is facing a slew of charges after an alleged road rage incident ended with a police chase Friday afternoon in Stafford County. Stafford County Sheriff’s Office officials said Brian Richardson, of Woodbridge, flashed a gun at another driver on I-95 south near mile marker 140. That driver called 911. Deputies found Richardson and ...

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Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico

By Mike Stone Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, had winds topping 200 mph Friday afternoon.  It made landfall at 7:15 pm EDT near Cuixmala, Mexico,  which is about 55 miles west-northwest of Manzanillo, and southeast of Puerto Vallarta.  Winds at landfall were estimated to be around 165 mph. Wind speeds will decrease on Saturday ...

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Bryan Fuller to Remake Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ for NBC

By Linda Ge “Hannibal” boss Bryan Fuller will write and executive produce a new version of sci-fi anthology series “Amazing Stories” for NBC, TheWrap has learned. Steven Spielberg, who created and executive produced the original series, will not be involved. The new “Amazing Stories” will be produced by Universal Television with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also serving as executive ...

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Joel Edgerton Debuts New Look in First Photo From Jeff Nichols’ ‘Loving’ (Exclusive)

By Jeff Sneider The producers of Jeff Nichols‘ interracial marriage drama “Loving” have unveiled the first photo of the film’s stars, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, which debuts exclusively on TheWrap. Writer-director Nichols’ longtime collaborator Michael Shannon co-stars alongside Nick Kroll, Marton Csokas (“The Equalizer”), Jon Bass (“Big Time in Hollywood, FL”) and Bill Camp (“Black Mass”). Inspired by Nancy ...

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Police now investigating 9-month-old’s death as homicide

By Jon Burkett PETERSBURG, Va. – Petersburg police confirmed Friday they are now investigating the death of a nine-month-old child as a homicide. A police department spokeswoman told WTVR CBS 6 the child died Wednesday night at Southside Regional Medical Center, but that is all investigators would release. Officials, who said the medical examiner would determine the child’s cause of death, ...

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‘Price Is Right’ Model Has Embarrassing On-Air Fall (Video)

By Joe Otterson “The Price Is Right” model Amber Lancaster had an unfortunate accident on Friday’s episode. After a contestant won a prize, Lancaster was standing next to host Drew Carey. She took a quick step to her left, lost her balance in her stilettos, and ended up taking out one of the stage lights. No one was injured (except ...

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Bill Cosby Accuser Claims He Raped Her, Then Asked for Phone Sex

By Tim Kenneally The ever-growing sexual assault scandal surrounding comedian Bill Cosby took another turn on Friday, with two new accusers coming forward, including a woman who claimed that the comedian asked her for phone sex after raping her. At a press conference in New York, the two women, accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred, told their stories. One accuser, identified ...

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New York Times Asks Readers If They’d Kill Hitler When He Was a Baby, Internet Explodes

By Jordan Chariton The New York Times Magazine decided to spice things up on a Friday, so it invited readers jaunt back in time and decide whether they would have killed Hitler. “We asked @nytmag readers: If you could go back and kill Hitler as a baby, would you do it? (What’s your response?)” the Times tweeted. Predictably, the Internet exploded. Also Read: ...

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Dead Comedians Andy Kaufman, Redd Foxx to Tour as Holograms

By Debbie Emery Cult comedian Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer in 1984, while “Sanford and Son” star Redd Foxx suffered a fatal heart attack in 1991. Bizarrely neither of these facts are preventing the two stand-up comics from going back on tour, with the aid of technology company Hologram USA. Decades after their deaths, Kaufman and Foxx are being brought ...

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Hillary Clinton’s Best Week Ever Prompts Hollywood Supporters to Sign Checks

By Itay Hod Hillary Clinton is having what can only be described as her best week ever — giving the former secretary of state’s Hollywood supporters an overdue shot in the arm after weeks of muted or negative press about their candidate. “Donations are really coming in right now,” Darnell Strom, a Clinton fundraiser, told TheWrap on Friday. “I really ...

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Man struck crossing Hull Street Road dies

By wtvrwebstaff CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — An investigation is underway after a fatal accident involving a pedestrian along Hull Street Road Friday morning. Chesterfield police said the accident happened in the 12000 block of Hull Street Road around 7 a.m. Officials said a man was crossing Hull Street Road when he was hit by a vehicle traveling west. The pedestrian ...

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Chris Rock’s Lamar Odom ‘Coke and Hookers’ Joke Sparks Laughter, Outrage

By Tim Kenneally Good one, Chris Rock. We think. Once-and-future Oscars host Rock waded into the Lamar Odom situation on Thursday, cracking wise about the former NBA star’s brothel binge and subsequent reconciliation with his possibly estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” “Here’s to Lamar Odom on being the first guy in history to have coke ...

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’90 Day Fiance’ Sneak Peek Teases Vaguely Racist Citizenship Showdown (Exclusive Video)

By Reid Nakamura In a new preview of Sunday’s episode of TLC reality series “90 Day Fiance,” Melanie’s Jamaican fiancé Devar must face her conservative sister and prove that his intentions are pure. The family sits down for a meal together, and Melanie’s sister doesn’t waste time beating around the bush, jumping right into questioning Devar’s motives for moving to America. “So ...

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Adele says ‘Hello’ to fans with first single in 3 years

By Nick Dutton LONDON — British singer Adele released her first new single in three years on Friday — a powerful, slow-paced torch song that sent fans into raptures on social media. “Hello,” her first release since the Oscar-winning James Bond theme “Skyfall,” is vintage Adele — a huge, emotional ballad directed at a lost lover. The single, along with ...

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‘Please don’t threaten my son when he dates your daughter,’ mom says standard is baloney

By Alix Bryan A mother of five questions the standard of minimizing teenage sexuality by saying “boys are boys” and asks that society come to terms with a few things. Her post is below. There’s a story in the news this week about how a well-meaning father took pictures with his arms around his daughter’s Homecoming date; mimicking the couple’s ...

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