The fog clears, the music intensifies and Sadiqua Bynum gets to work. Wearing a black, hooded trench coat, she fires a single shot from a gun in her right hand before leaping onto the bed of a pickup truck, where an armed masked man awaits. When he tries to escape, she chases him into a bunkhouse, her gun drawn.This is Bynum’s superhero moment, even though you can’t see her face as she cartwheels through the air and throws her nemesis to the ground. The gun is fake and the villain is an actor, but the action is real.After a decorated gymnastics career at UCLA, Bynum, a three-time All-American, has jumped into the Hollywood stunt world and works as a double for Regina King in HBO’s “Watchmen.” The 26-year-old is one of the youngest and most successful black stuntwomen in an industry that is just beginning to experience the trickle-down effect of efforts to increase diversity in all of Hollywood.Being a stuntwoman, she says, is the perfect job. … [Read more...] about Stunt work took her from UCLA gymnast to ‘Watchmen’ hero
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By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — With the way things work nowadays, where we stare at our phones while walking any distance longer than 10 feet and where we forget information as soon as we learn it, it’s often difficult to remember what happened five minutes ago, let alone five years ago. It’s just a now-now-now culture, and there’s not too much you can do about it. What were we talking about again? Oh, right. Five years. Five years and some change ago, the Patriots were cooked. Porked. Toast. Stick a fork in ’em. They had just lost a rough one to … the Kansas City Chiefs. And the football world was closing in on them. Then they played the Cincinnati Bengals, and whoosh, their ills were cured and they’d go on a ridiculous five-year run. It was pretty crazy. Yet while Bill Belichick’s “on to Cincinnati” press conference is the lasting memory of that week, I figured it’s a good time to go full Throwback … [Read more...] about Hurley’s Picks: Remembering The Last Time Tom Brady Was ‘On To Cincinnati’
MOSCOW - The leaders of Russia and Ukraine met for the first time in three years in an attempt to end the conflict in eastern Ukriane. In the wake of that meeting earlier this week in Paris, attention now shifts to renewed peace efforts to stem the violence between Ukrainian government forces and Moscow-backed separatists. Yet in interviews and comments online, analysts warn that while important gestures were made, Russia and Ukraine remain far apart on key aspects of the five-year conflict, which has killed at least 13,000 people, and shows no signs of abating. One well-accepted view holds that the mere fact that Monday's Paris talks took place was reason enough for French President Emanuel Macron to smile. "The fact that we sat side by side today ... is an achievement," Macron told reporters. The French leader, with backing from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been the driving force behind renewed European efforts to persuade Ukraine and Russia to return to the … [Read more...] about After Talks Tackling the War in East Ukraine, What Next for the Donbass?
close Video Exclusive interview with Special Envoy Elan Carr on anti-Semitism In an exclusive interview with Fox News at the Israeli American Council (IAC) summit in Hollywood, Florida, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism Elan Carr outlined what the Trump administration is doing to curb the problem. Fox News' Talia Kaplan reports. EXCLUSIVE — U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr told Fox News in an interview that the U.S. needs to fight the scourge of anti-Semitism not only inside its borders, but around the world. Speaking last Friday at the Israeli American Council (IAC) summit in Hollywood, Fla., Carr said, “Anti-Semitism truly is history’s greatest barometer of suffering and it starts with the Jews, but it leaves a trail of human wreckage, so in fighting this fight we are really fighting for a better world for our children and grandchildren.” The next night, standing with … [Read more...] about Trump envoy explains WH’s next steps in fight against anti-Semitism
The officer at the front desk of the LAPD’s Rampart station couldn’t understand the language the distraught mother and daughter were speaking. So he called over the intercom for help. As she listened to the mother speak, Officer Lucia McKenzie identified a familiar rhythm.“I said, ‘K’iche’?’ and she got super happy, a big smile on her face,” McKenzie said.K’iche’, spoken by Guatemalan Mayas, is one of many indigenous languages common in Los Angeles’ immigrant communities. Later this month, Los Angeles Police Department officers will begin carrying pocket cards that can help them identify an indigenous language and, if necessary, call an interpreter. The city is home to Mexicans who speak languages such as Zapotec, Mixtec and Triqui, as well as Guatemalan Mayas who speak languages like K’iche’ and Q’anjob’al. Advertisement “Unfortunately, we always made the assumption that they were all … [Read more...] about Nine years after Guatemalan man’s shooting, LAPD officers get help to identify indigenous languages