Assault rifles to be banned in New Zealand in aftermath of massacre, Prime Minister announces

All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday. – RSS Channel – World


Leading a nation in grief, New Zealand’s stoic Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attracts global praise

The man who opened fire on two New Zealand mosques last week may have succeeded in killing 50 people, but the country’s leader has promised to deny him the one thing he truly wanted: Notoriety. – RSS Channel – World


You Have 24 Hours to Watch Hanna on Amazon Prime… Do It!

This is an advanced (mostly) spoiler-free review of the Season 1 premiere of Amazon Prime Video’s Hanna. The episode will be available for 24 hours, from February 3rd at 9:30 pm ET until February 4th at 9:30 pm ET. All 8 episodes will drop in March 2019. 

The tried and true narrative trope of a battle-hardened older man molding a young girl into an efficient killing machine gets a new addition with Amazon Prime Video’s electrifying action thriller, Hanna. Based on the 2011 film of the same name, and scripted by David Farr (co-writer of the movie), the series feels like a stylish sibling to Fox’s Logan and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. And while you’ve probably seen this storytelling method before, Hanna stands apart with thrilling action and memorable performances from Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon) and Esme Creed-Miles (Dark River).

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Amazon to build more Whole Foods stores to boost reach of Prime Now service


When Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $ 13.4 billion back in June of 2017, many people found the move a bit curious. Now, about 18 months later, Amazon’s plans with the popular supermarket chain are finally starting to crystallize.

A few months ago, for example, Amazon announced that Prime members would able to receive discounts on Whole Foods purchases, with some items available at a generous 50% discount. And now comes word via The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to expand the cumulative number of Whole Foods stores across the country. The reason? It will significantly expand the pool of Prime subscribers who will be able to take advantage of Amazon Prime Now, the company’s free two-hour delivery service.

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Amazon Might Owe You a Free Month of Prime. Here’s How to Find out

Ah, the perks of Amazon Prime.

We love free two-day shipping, free same-day shipping, free movies, free music and even free photo storage (for when your phone won’t stop letting you know your storage is full).

Yes, those are some solid benefits, but it will cost ya — about $ 119 a year.

Wanna know our secret, though?

You can get compensation, in some cases a free month of Amazon Prime, if one of your guaranteed shipments arrives late.

Find out If Amazon Owes You

You might’ve heard of Paribus.

The free tool tracks your online purchases from more than 25 merchants. When it detects a price drop, it’ll work with the retailer’s price-match policy to help get you the difference. When it detects an Amazon guaranteed shipment is late? It’ll work with Amazon to compensate you.

But what if you got free shipping as a Prime member? We’ve spoken with several shoppers who’ve gotten a free month of Prime as compensation.

Here’s how to make sure you get compensated for late shipments:

  • Sign up with Paribus. All you need is your email address.
  • Let Paribus do its thing, passively tracking your orders.
  • If it detects a late guaranteed shipment, it’ll work with Amazon to get you compensated.

Happy free shipping, Amazon Prime members!

Disclosure: Paribus compensates us when you sign up using the links we provide.

Carson Kohler ( is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s managed to ease back on her Prime orders… it was a little out of hand there for a while.

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Theresa May survived the confidence vote and will continue as Prime Minister

Here’s everything to know…


Ever since Theresa May stepped into the role of Prime Minister following the divisive 2016 Brexit vote, it has been a turbulent ride.

Two years later and there are accusations of little progress made, with this Brexit appearing to be softer and slower than anyone could have predicted.

But today, after more than 48 letters of complaint sent to Graham Brady, it was announced that Theresa’s days at No.10 could be numbered as Tory MPs requested a vote of confidence in their leader, with a potential no confidence vote triggering a new leadership competition.

But the results are officially in, and May has survived the confidence vote.

The Prime Minister needed 159 votes to remain leader, something she succeeded, getting 200 votes, with 117 MPs voting against her.

‘Sir Graham Brady has confirmed that he has received 48 letters from Conservative MPs so there will now be a vote of confidence in my leadership of the Conservative party,’ Theresa May announced this morning. ‘I will contest that vote with everything I’ve got.’

‘Delivering the Brexit people voted for. Building a country that works for everyone. I have devoted myself unsparingly to these tasks ever since I became prime minister,’ May concluded. ‘And I stand ready to finish the job.’

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The vote took place tonight between 6pm and 8pm, seeing Tory MPs reveal their trust in their leader.

Before the vote, Theresa reportedly told MPs that she would not fight the next election, and would step down before it.

The Prime Minister is now immune from leadership challenges for the next year.

We will continue to update this story.

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Here’s What’s New on Amazon Prime in December 2018

Several movies, TV shows and original series are coming to Amazon Prime Video in December 2018. The second season of Emmy and Golden Globe-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel hits the streaming service on Dec. 5. Amazon is adding more to its original series in December with season one of Vanity Fair.

Also coming to Amazon Prime are the horror film Hereditary, political thriller All the President’s Men and Groundhog Day, among other classic and new movies.

See what’s coming to Amazon Prime in December 2018.

Here are the new Amazon Prime original series in December 2018

December 5

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2

December 14

LOL: Last One Laughing: Season 1

December 21

Vanity Fair: Season 1

December 28

Niko and the Sword of Light: Season 2

Here are the TV shows new to Amazon Prime in December 2018

December 15

4 Blocks: Season 2

Life of Crime: Mini-series

Here are the movies coming to Amazon Prime in December 2018

December 1

A Clockwork Orange

A Fish Called Wanda

A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari)

All the President’s Men

Bad Girls from Mars

Because I Said So


Beverly Hills Vamp

Blue Hill Avenue

Boogie Nights

Bright Lights, Big City

Event Horizon


Groundhog Day

Happily N’Ever After

Happily N’Ever After 2

Hitman’s Run

King of the Mountain

Line of Duty

Livin’ by the Gun

Margin Call

Mars Attacks!

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Ordinary People

Promised Land

Silent Tongue


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Black Stallion

The Dark Crystal

The Firm

The Game

The Godson

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!


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Wild Wild West


December 7


Why Did I Get Married Too?

December 8

Before I Fall


December 16

Evan Almighty

December 19

A Most Wanted Man

December 21

Life Itself

December 25

Iron Man 2

December 27


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Early Amazon investor John Doerr is convinced Jeff Bezos will roll out Prime Health

Venture capitalist and early Amazon investor John Doerr is sitting at the intersection of health and technology. He said earlier this week that Amazon and Google have a big role to play in health care.
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Early Showings of ‘Aquaman’ Set for Amazon Prime Members

Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” on Dec. 15 — six days before the fantasy-adventure film opens in North America. Amazon launched the promotion Monday under which Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets through Atom Tickets for the showing at more than 1,000 Regal, […]



If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you may get to see ‘Aquaman’ early

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The next addition to the DC cinematic universe is set to hit theaters in the US a few days before Christmas, but Amazon Prime members are reportedly going to get a shot at seeing it early.

According to Screen Rant, members of Amazon’s Prime subscription service will be able to attend screenings of Aquaman a week before the US release at participating theaters, including ArcLight, Bow Tie Cinemas, Cinepolis, Regal Cinemas, Showcase Cinemas and Studio Movie Grill. Per Screen Rant, the movie represents DC’s next shot at trying to win the love of fans, even though reaction to DC movies generally pales in comparison to releases from Marvel. Which is why a move like this might be a smart play to excite fans early.

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Amazon Announces Free Shipping for Holidays — No Prime Membership Needed

Amazon is the latest e-commerce retailer to offer free shipping on all pre-holiday purchases, regardless of membership status.

Amazon typically offers free two-day shipping to Prime members, who pay $ 119 for the privilege. Otherwise, shoppers must hit a $ 25 purchase minimum to access free shipping.

“All Amazon customers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum purchase amount on orders that will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday,” the company announced on its website.

It also noted that eligible items typically ship in five to eight days.

The promotion started Nov. 5 and is available “for a limited time.”

Amazon’s offer is likely in response to increasing competition from other retailers that hope to lure customers to their e-commerce options.

Target announced Oct. 23 that it would offer free two-day shipping to all online shoppers without requiring a minimum order size. That promotion began Nov. 1 and will continue through Dec. 22.  Target typically has a $ 35 minimum order requirement to access free shipping.

Meanwhile, Walmart announced the same day that it’s expanding its free two-day shipping option to Marketplace items sold by third parties.

“In the coming months, you will see millions of additional items with the two-day free shipping label,” the company announced. will still require a $ 35 minimum order for free two-day shipping.

Customers in search of the best shipping deal for their online holiday shopping should watch the fine print for deadlines and restrictions that could delay delivery of those gifts.

One Last Free-Shipping Hurrah?

These free shipping offers are enticing for customers, but retailers may not be so generous next holiday season.

The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a 9% to 12% increase for the parcel select shipping service used by Amazon for the last leg of delivery. FedEx also announced that ground and home delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 4.9%.

These increases don’t go into effect until January 2019. But they surely have major e-commerce players preparing to adjust their shipping strategies or make up for the increase in other ways — potentially by increasing prices.

Lisa Rowan is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder, where she covers the retail and grocery industries.

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Meet the Photographer Who Caught Bob Dylan in His Prime

Courtesy Jerry Schatzberg

A creative career that arcs from accomplished photographer to celebrated filmmaker is hardly unique. Robert Frank, Chris Marker, and Stanley Kubrick, to name a few, all began as still photographers and then made the leap to moviemaking. But few artists have left as indelible a mark on both pursuits as Jerry Schatzberg. In the ’60s, he photographed cultural icons—Jimi Hendrix, Edie Sedgwick, Fidel Castro—for magazines like Esquire, Vogue, McCall’s, and LIFE. In the ’70s, his earliest movies—Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970, with Faye Dunaway), The Panic in Needle Park (1971, with Al Pacino and Kitty Winn, who won Best Actress at Cannes), and Scarecrow (1973, with Pacino and Gene Hackman; Palme d’Or at Cannes)—would become touchstones of a fraught era.

But for sheer, sustained excellence, Schatzberg’s portraits of Bob Dylan stand alone. In an 18-month supernova of creative energy, from early 1965 through mid-1966, Dylan recorded and released three of the most influential albums ever made: Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde. Schatzberg met Dylan in the midst of that astonishing run, during the Highway 61 sessions in New York in ’65, and photographed him through ’66. (The famous, out-of-focus portrait gracing the cover of Blonde on Blonde is Schatzberg’s.)

A beautiful new book, Dylan by Schatzberg (ACC Art Books), brims with the best of those pictures. In an interview with The Daily Beast, the 91-year-old Bronx native discusses the rewards and challenges of working with Dylan, the real story behind that Blonde on Blonde picture, and making peace with his own fame—or lack of it. The interview, conducted by phone and at the Upper West Side apartment where Schatzberg has lived for five decades, has been edited and condensed for clarity and brevity. — BC

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