Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn are cops gone bad in Dragged Across Concrete: EW...

We gave it an A- When a movie is called Dragged Across Concrete, you can pretty much tell without seeing a single frame of it whether or not it’s for you. Lurid titles like that have become a bit of a signature for B-movie maestro S. Craig Zahler. The wildly talented writer-director’s previous films, 2015’s…

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

Beirut, Lebanon - A seven-minute media address by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday was dominated by his country's preoccupation with Hezbollah and, in effect, its patron Iran. Pompeo read out his statement during his visit to Beirut as his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil watched with an unwavering gaze. The top US diplomat minced no words while declaring…

Trump sends top officials to Beijing to continue China trade talks

Mark Schiefelbein | AFP | Getty Images US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Feb. 15, 2019 President Donald Trump is sending U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Beijing, China, on Thursday to continue U.S. trade talks with…

Ocasio-Cortez, other Democrats squeeze big banks on guns, immigration, climate

Sources at the big banks say Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers are taking up issues that have long been raised by activists looking to pressure the companies. | Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival Finance "Not everything has to be done through legislation explicitly," Ocasio-Cortez told POLITICO. By ZACHARY WARMBRODT 03/23/2019 06:42…

Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Resisting pressure from Washington and Brussels, Italy on Saturday became the first G7 country to join China's controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Rome, endorsing the global infrastructure building scheme. Conte and Xi shook hands after 29 separate sections of the memorandum were signed…

IRS giving millions a pass on penalties for 2018 underpayment

The IRS once again is making it easier on taxpayers facing unexpected penalties following implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Individuals who failed to pay a certain percentage of their federal tax bill throughout the year are subject to an underpayment penalty when they file. On Friday, the agency said it is lowering…