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The Bill TV producer jailed over hitmen plot to kill partner

A retired TV producer who was convicted of trying to hire a hitman to kill his partner has been jailed for 17 years. David Harris, 68, offered £200,000 for the murder of Hazel Allinson so he could inherit her fortune, sell her £800,000 Sussex home and run off with a sex worker, an Old Bailey trial heard. Jurors heard he approached two men over the deal but was reported to police. Harris was later filmed trying to make a deal with a third prospective hitman – but who was an ...

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Uber partner invests in Middle East rival Careem

Uber CEO Kalanick takes leave of absence More bad news for Uber: One of its strategic partners is investing in a fast-growing rival in the Middle East. Germany’s Daimler(DDAIF) — which makes Mercedes cars — is pumping money into Careem, a Dubai-based ride hailing app and Uber’s biggest competitor in the region. The size of the investment was not disclosed. It formed part of a $ 500 million fund raising round. Daimler partnered with Uber earlier this year to operate self-driving cars on the app’s network. Uber CEO and co-founder ...

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NASA may partner with more private companies on launches, rely on heavy lifters from SpaceX, Blue Origin

Over the last few years, NASA has been one of SpaceX’s biggest supporters and funders. Without the organization’s support, SpaceX would never have made it as far as it has. But the relationship between NASA and companies like SpaceX or Blue Origin has been complicated by their divergent goals and timelines for human spaceflight. NASA has its own heavy booster that it’s bringing up, the Space Launch System, and hasn’t necessarily been pleased at the idea of SpaceX or anyone else muscling in on its turf. At least, that’s been ...

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Sources: Knicks, Clips seeking third trade partner

7:59 PM ET Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Marc Stein Close ESPN Senior Writer • Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics The New York Knicks and LA Clippers are searching for third-team facilitators to keep alive the prospect of completing a Carmelo Anthony trade, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks continue to discuss the prospect of sending Anthony to Los ...

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Twitter, Bloomberg partner to live stream presidential debates

Twitter’s new live streaming strategy will extend to the presidential debates. On Wednesday the company announced an expansion of its pact with Bloomberg Television that will bring Bloomberg’s coverage of the debates to the Twitter interface. The debates will be one of the prominent uses of Twitter live streaming yet. It’s a deal that makes sense for the social network: after all, many people will be scrolling through Twitter and reading real-time reactions during the Clinton-Trump face-offs. The first presidential debate in 2012 was dubbed “the most tweeted event in ...

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Delle Donne says she is gay, engaged to partner

11:48 PM ET RIO DE JANEIRO — In an upcoming interview with Vogue magazine, reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne publicly reveals she is gay and is engaged to her longtime partner. “It was just one of those articles where they came into my home, spent a couple days with me, and [fiancee] Amanda [Clifton] is a huge part of my life,” Delle Donne, a Chicago Sky star, told reporters in Rio, where she is playing for Team USA. “So to leave her out wouldn’t have made any sense. It’s ...

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Liam Fee: Mother and partner given life sentences

A mother and her civil partner have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her two-year-old son. Rachel Fee, 31, must spend a minimum of 23-and-a-half years in jail and Nyomi Fee, 29, a minimum of 24 years for the murder and ill-treatment of Liam Fee. The toddler, who was Rachel Fee’s son, died at his home near Glenrothes, Fife, in March 2014. He had suffered a ruptured heart as a result of severe blunt force trauma to his body. Former friend: ‘No sentence is long enough’ ...

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76ers, StubHub partner for first NBA jersey ad

8:14 AM ET Darren RovellESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com’s sports business reporter since 2012; previously at ESPN from 2000-06 Appears on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and with ABC News Formerly worked as analyst at CNBC print The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the four major U.S. sports to sell an ad on a jersey. The 76ers announced Monday morning that ticket company StubHub will have its logo on the team’s jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season, when the NBA’s three-year pilot program will start. Sources with knowledge ...

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Partner admits EastEnders actor killing

The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake has admitted killing her and their two children. Arthur Simpson-Kent’s lawyer told the Old Bailey the jury would be told this at his trial in October. He is yet to enter a formal plea. Ms Blake, 43, Zachary, eight, and Amon, four, were found at the family home in Erith, London, in January after being reported missing on 16 December. He was arrested at Heathrow Airport after being extradited from Ghana. The 48-year-old hairdresser is expected to enter pleas on 29 July. ...

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Who is Kelly Ripa's next partner on 'Live'?

Kelly Ripa returns to ‘Live’ Michael Strahan will co-host “Live with Kelly and Michael” for two more weeks, but Kelly Ripa and her viewers are already thinking about who’s next. Who will succeed Strahan? It is one of the most coveted jobs in television — and the show’s owner, ABC, is under enormous pressure to get the transition right. Initial speculation has centered around two of Ripa’s close friends who are also friends with each other: CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Bravo host Andy Cohen. Both men have filled in ...

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