Earle Hyman, actor who played Cosby's dad, dies at 91

    He also frequently appeared from 1984 to 1992 on the "The Cosby Show," playing Russell Huxtable. Bill Cosby tweeted about the late actor on Sunday night: "Earle Hyman brought love, dignity and integrity to Grandpa Huxtable. Thank you, Earle, you will live forever."

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    Automated checkouts 'miserable' for old

    Automated checkout machines put off about a quarter of older people from going shopping, a survey from a housing charity for the elderly suggests. They can find the automated checkouts "intimidating" and "unfriendly," according to the charity, Anchor. Without someone to talk to at the tills, shopping can be a "miserable experience," a spokesman said. The British Retail Consortium said it was important for shops to be welcome destinations for all of the community. The lack of seats in shopping centres or on High Streets can also make older people feel "shut out", according to the charity. It also warned that automated checkouts could add to loneliness and isolation among the elderly. "There was

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    Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish welcome baby

    (CNN)Kevin Hart has announced the birth of his third child. The comedian tweeted Tuesday that his wife, Eniko Parrish, had given birth to their son. "God is truly amazing....Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45am ," Hart tweeted. God is truly amazing....Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45am ....He is Healthy & already smiling.

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    CBS News and PBS fire Charlie Rose

    CBS News and PBS both said Tuesday that Charlie Rose's contracts with them had been terminated. An internal memo at CBS, which announced its move first, said the decision "followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior." On Monday The Washington Post published a 5,000-word story about alleged harassment by Rose, based on interviews with eight women who described "unwanted sexual advances." Rose said in a statement that he "deeply apologized" for what he admitted was "inappropriate behavior." After the initial Post story came out, other women came forward with additional allegations of sexual misconduct. By Tuesday morning, CBS executives determined that it

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    President Trump speaks on AT&T-Time Warner deal: 'not good for the country'

    President Trump weighed in Tuesday on the Justice Department's suit to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, criticizing the deal. "Personally, I've always felt that that was a deal that's not good for the country. I think your pricing is going to go up," Trump said. "But I'm not going to get involved. It's litigation." The president's remarks come one day after the Justice Department filed suit to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner on the grounds that it would create competitive harm and hurt consumers. The lawsuit is a departure from the DOJ's handling of non-competitive mergers dating back to the 1970s. Trump spoke out against the deal as a presidential candidate, and there was widespread

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    Disney's John Lasseter takes leave of absence, apologizes for unwanted gestures

    John Lasseter, one of the biggest names in animation, is taking a leave of absence from Disney following what he called "missteps." In an internal memo sent to Disney employees obtained by CNN, Lasseter, who is the chief creative officer of Pixar and Disney Animation, said that he recently had "a number of difficult conversations that have been very painful for me." "It's never easy to face your missteps, but it's the only way to learn from them. As a result, I've been giving a lot of thought to the leader I am today compared to the mentor, advocate and champion I want to be. It's been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent,"

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    US charges Iranian man in HBO's 'Game of Thrones' hack

    The criminal investigation into last summer's hacking of HBO has nabbed a suspect. On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney's office in New York announced charges against an Iranian national who stands accused of hacking into the network's servers. The indictment of Behzad Mesri alleges that he stole proprietary data, including information about unreleased episodes of "Game of Thrones," and then sought to extort the company. Mesri has been charged by a grand jury with various counts of computer fraud, as well as wire fraud, interstate transmission of an extortionate communication, and aggravated identity theft, according to court paperwork. He allegedly stole scripts and plot summaries for "Game of Thrones,"