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Tuesday December 18th, 2018 day edition

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Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnite and NBA 2K Creators ... For Stealing Carlton Dance.

Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnite and NBA 2K Creators for Stealing His Carlton Dance.

2:45 PM PT -- 2 Milly has also sued 2K Games for putting his dance in NBA 2K.

12:35 PM PT -- Ribeiro just filed an identical suit against 2K Games -- the company that makes NBA 2K.

Alfonso Ribeiro is the latest celeb who's got beef with Fortnite's pop culture-influenced dances -- and now he's suing the creators of the game for jacking his own.

He also claims he's in the middle of copyrighting the Carlton dance.

The lawsuit is almost identical to the one filed by 2 Milly earlier this month for jacking his "Milly Rock" dance. »

Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week

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It sounds too good to be true, but companies around the world that have cut their work week have found that it leads to higher productivity, more motivated staff and less burnout.

Companies that have already tried it say it’s better for productivity and staff wellbeing,” said TUC economic head Kate Bell.

(This version of the story corrects paragraph 13 to reflect that the study was conducted by Kronos and Future Workplace). »

Mueller releases memo summarizing FBI's interview with Michael Flynn

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In the interview described in the memo, Flynn lied about his contact during the presidential transition in 2016 with then-Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in that interview and about his lobbying for the Turkish government.

Trump has latched on to whether Mueller pursued Flynn on a criminal charge at odds with the FBI's initial findings. »

Mother stabs rapist to death after catching him attacking her daughter

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The 57-year-old mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, found Xolisa Siyeka, Mncedisi Vuba and Zamile Siyeka attacking her 27-year-old daughter in an empty house, according to South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority.

EPA 2/50 15 December 2018 A supporter wears a cast on her broken wrist with 'I (heart) Obamacare' written on it .

All I want is for people to be punished for doing wrong," the mother told News24 shortly after the sentencing. »

2018 was worst year for violence and abuse against journalists, report says

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This year's figures from RSF suggest that more than half of the journalists killed in 2018 were deliberately targeted and that there has been a 15 per cent increase in such killings since 2017.

“Journalists have never before been subjected to as much violence and abusive treatment as in 2018”, the report says.

Afghanistan was named the deadliest country for journalists this year with 15 killed, closely followed by Syria with 11 deaths. »