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Republicans Against Impeachment Propose “Three Coup Attempts, You’re Out” Law
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Senate Republicans who opposed impeachment are proposing an alternative: a piece of legislation called “Three Coup Attempts, You’re Out.”The bill’s sponsor, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, said that the law would send a clear signal to future Presidents that “we will have zero tolerance for coup attempts if they try to do it three times.”“After the first coup attempt, a President would receive a warning, just as you would if you made an illegal left turn or had a broken tail light,” Paul explained. “After the second coup attempt, the United States Senate will draft a resolution telling you that you’d better not try it a third time.”Paul was vague when asked what the punishment would be for a third coup attempt, saying, “As in most legislation, the devil is in the details. But the gist of it is, insurrect me once, shame on you; insurrect me twice, shame on me; insurrect me three times, it’s time to have a serious talk about this.”Read More Satire from the Borowitz Report
Pixar’s Troubled “Soul”
Pixar’s new film, “Soul,” is shaped by these currents. This is where the other meaning of the film’s title comes in: soul as in black, soul as in soul sister, soul brother, soul music—terms that originated in the jazz slang of the forties. Twenty-two’s soul lands in Joe’s body; Joe lands in the body of the therapy cat snoozing in his hospital bed. It’s telling that, in most race-transformation tales, the ideal is presented as a white soul in a black body. How are you gonna spend your life?” Joe has seen the light; work isn’t everything.
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Portland Man Arrested in Connection with Hit-and-Runs That Killed 1 Pedestrian, Injured 5 Others
The suspect's identity has not yet been publicly released by policePortland Man Arrested in Connection with Hit-and-Runs That Killed 1 Pedestrian, Injured 5 OthersA Portland man was arrested on Monday after a vehicle he was driving struck at least six people, including one who eventually died from their injuries. The Portland Police Bureau said in an online statement that they began receiving reports of a hit-and-run incident on Monday afternoon. Police spokesman Derrick Carmon said during a news conference that the incidents happened over a 15-block stretch, creating "a very large crime scene," according to USA Today. The suspected vehicle, a silver Honda Element, crashed in the area of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 18th Avenue, police said. The driver fled the vehicle on foot, but was later arrested after community members "corralled the suspect" until officers arrived and took him into custody.
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What Jeffrey Epstein Did to Earn $158 Million From Leon BlackMr. Epstein specialized in pitching ways to minimize taxes. And not just to Mr. Black, the C.E.O. of the private equity firm Apollo who will resign this year.
Christie Brinkley Flashes Her Abs in a Crop Top and Leggings Ahead of Her 67th Birthday
Just a week before the supermodel celebrates her 67th birthday — or as she describes it, "turning 50 for the 17th time!" — Brinkley showed off her hard-earned abs and toned legs in a mirror selfie wearing a matching teal workout crop top and leggings set. RELATED VIDEO: Christie Brinkley Shares Body-Positive Message with 1977 Bikini Pic That 'Caused a Stir'Earlier this month, Brinkley opened up about taking time in 2020 to get a hip replacement. Image zoom Christie Brinkley | Credit: christie brinkley/instagramThe coronavirus pandemic made her rethink things and she decided to take care of the pain. Brinkley wrote, sharing photos of a snorkeling adventure.
Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff Receive Their Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
"It really was painless," the vice president saidVice President Kamala Harris received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday afternoon at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Harris, 56, is now fully vaccinated along with President Joe Biden, who received his second and final dose of the vaccine earlier this month. Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, 56, also received his second dose of the vaccination on Tuesday, the White House said. Biden, 78, and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden had received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while Harris and Emhoff received the Moderna vaccine. Image zoom Vice President Kamala Harris (sitting)Image zoom Vice President Kamala Harris (sitting)Harris told reporters on Tuesday that the vaccine "will save your life."
Ellen DeGeneres Endorses Amanda Gorman for President 1 Week After Inauguration Speech
In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the inaugural poet recalled receiving the "biggest, warmest" hug from former First Lady Michelle ObamaAmanda Gorman has dreams of becoming president one day – and Ellen DeGeneres is already endorsing her for 2036! During a virtual appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, the talk show host told Gorman, "I want to be one of the first to give you my official endorsement." DeGeneres, 63, then pulled out some presidential campaign merchandise for Gorman that included T-shirts, pins, and mugs. Image zoom Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden | Credit: Rob Carr/Getty"We're behind you 100 percent," DeGeneres said. I just want a clean slate and do it right this time," she told DeGeneres.
Kate Middleton and Prince William Have a Sweet Reminder of Their Kids in New Work-from-Home Space
Queen Elizabeth has given William and Kate space to use at her Sandringham homeKate Middleton and Prince William Have a Sweet Reminder of Their Kids in New Work-from-Home SpaceKate Middleton and Prince William are showing off some of their favorite photos of their three children. Behind them were photos on display featuring Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2. She and big brother Prince George pose in their Thomas's Battersea uniforms on the steps of their Kensington Palace home. Prince William also made an appearance in a photo of him smiling while hanging in a car window. It's extra special for Kate and Prince William to have photos of their children close by.
Zac Clark On Navigating His Sobriety in Relationship with Tayshia Adams
"She didn't have any direct experience with it, but she definitely had an open mind," Zac Clark saidThe Bachelorette's Zac Clark is opening up about how his sobriety affects his relationship with Tayshia Adams. Image zoom Zac Clark, Tayshia Adams | Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC"That was one of the things that I was most attracted to in her is that, not only with me but with a lot of guys there, she was able to take on a lot of s---, hold space for us," he later added. RELATED VIDEO: Bachelorette Tayshia Adams Opens Up About Finding Her 'Person' in Zac Clark: 'He's What I've Always Wanted'Last month, Clark recalled how he knew Adams, 30, liked him when the former Bachelorette opted to have apple cider rather than champagne after one rose ceremony. "The guy came out with the tray of champagne and there was four champagnes and one apple cider and she looks at him and she goes, 'No, I'm drinking apple cider with him tonight,'" he said. She made the guy go back, get an apple cider while all these people are waiting."
Spy Kids Reboot in the Works with Original Director Robert Rodriguez
The 2001 movie grossed $147 million at the global box office and paved the way for three sequelsSpy Kids is back! Robert Rodriguez, who directed the original 2001 film, is set to write and direct a reboot of the film for Spyglass Media, PEOPLE confirms. The success led to three sequels, 2002's Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, 2003's Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and 2011's Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. Rodriguez, who has directed Sin City, Alita: Battle Angel, We Can Be Heroes and From Dusk till Dawn among others, opened up in July 2020 about the challenges he faced while filming Spy Kids. Image zoom Credit: Rico Torres/Dimension/Kobal/Shutterstock"For me it was a big victory … to have the kids in Spy Kids be a Latin family.
Matt Mauser Says He's Still 'Trying to Find Joy' 1 Year After Losing Wife Christina in Tragic Crash
Matt Mauser is marking the 1-year anniversary of the tragedy with Concert for Christina: A Musical Tribute and Fundraiser Benefiting The Christina Mauser Foundation on Jan. 26Matt Mauser Says He's Still 'Trying to Find Joy' 1 Year After Losing Wife Christina in Tragic CrashOne year after their lives were forever changed by tragedy, Matt Mauser and his three children are slowly "finding happiness in each other." With Concert for Christina: A Musical Tribute and Fundraiser Benefiting The Christina Mauser Foundation, a private fundraising concert benefiting the Christina Mauser Foundation, Mauser hopes to raise spirits and funds for the foundation, which provides scholarships and financial aid to female athletes. RELATED: Matt Mauser Speaks About Grief One Year After Death of His Wife Christina in Helicopter CrashImage zoom From left: Penny, Matt, Ivy and Thomas Mauser | Credit: Jonny Marlow"I don't know if you ever watched the old Jerry Lewis telethons. Image zoom Matt Mauser | Credit: Jonny MarlowMauser says that his family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support they've received over the last year, but the notoriety can be a double-edged sword. Image zoom From left: Penny, Matt, Ivy, Thomas, Christina | Credit: courtesy Matt MauserMauser says he spends as much quality time with his children as he can.
FKA Twigs Recalls 'Massive Wake-Up Call' in Allegedly Abusive Relationship with Shia LaBeouf
The singer, born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, alleged that LaBeouf, 34, sexually and physically assaulted and battered her, and knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. That was a really low moment for me because I felt like I would never be believed," she said. "But to have people see me being treated in that way and not do anything — I felt really disheartened," added Barnett. And that's when I started messaging, I messaged my best friend and I said, 'I'm in a really abusive relationship, and it's really bad.' Barnett said a few months after she began that "process," she was "able to leave, and leave for good."
CDC Says Schools Safe to Open with Precautions, According to Evidence
CDC Says Schools Safe to Open with Precautions, According to EvidenceEvidence shows that K-12 schools can safely resume in-person instruction in the U.S., as long as steps are taken to continue reducing the spread of COVID-19, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. According to the report, a study of COVID-19 transmission among people ages 0 to 18 in Mississippi found that attending gatherings and social functions outside one's home, as well as having visitors inside the home, was associated with increased risk of infection. However, in-person school attendance was not. While the CDC says the move was right in the short-term, researchers acknowledged the long-term impacts of limited in-person instruction on students' well-being. "Closing schools could adversely affect students' academic progress, mental health, and access to essential services..." researchers wrote.
Modern Family: All 11 Seasons Heading to Hulu and Peacock
"I don't think it would be fair for me to decide what the legacy of the show is," Lloyd previously told EW about the end of Modern Family. I can certainly say, I'm very proud that we maybe even inadvertently have done a nice thing for the LGBTQ community. But when we moved to a gay wedding episode and it kind of helped to normalize things, it was a lovely thing to hear from people. All the time we would hear fans say, 'You made it easier for me to discuss my sexual orientation with my family.' Mostly we were just trying to be funny or give people something to watch together on a Wednesday night."
Rise in Violence Against Women Prompts Puerto Rican Government to Declare State of Emergency
Activists in San Juan rally in September 2020 to demand action to address violence against women in Puerto Rico. "Gender violence is a social evil, based on ignorance and attitudes that cannot have space or tolerance in the Puerto Rico that we aspire to," Gov. "It is my duty and my commitment as governor to establish a STOP to gender violence and for these purposes I have declared a state of emergency." A watchdog group, the Observatory for Gender Equality, counted 60 femicides in Puerto Rico last year -- a 62 percent increase from the previous year. "The number of women killed by their intimate partners jumped significantly in 2011, to 30 women killed.
Amazon Customers Say This Powerful Palm-Sized Vacuum Is ‘Something You Never Knew You Needed’
This compact vacuum cleaner is certainly small at just 2.5 inches high and 3 inches wide, but reviewers are quick to note that the small tool has "unbelievably good suction"; in fact, they are "blown away" by how well it works. It uses a 3-volt high-speed suction fan to effectively scoop up unwanted particles from previously unattainable locations. With its quiet, easy-to-maneuver design, you can clean up your desk space while your partner is on a video call in the same room without disturbing them.
Summer House: Lindsay Hubbard and Stephen Traversie Split
The former couple began dating during the summer of 2019It's over for Lindsay Hubbard and Stephen Traversie. The Summer House star and Traversie have called it quits after nearly a year and a half of dating, a source tells PEOPLE. Traversie, the Senior Director of Marketing at Tao Group Hospitality, made an appearance in the Summer House season 5 trailer, where the two appeared to start off the summer going strong. While it's unclear if he stayed for the duration of the summer, Hubbard last shared a photo with Traversie in September. The split comes just months after Hubbard's Summer House costar Paige DeSorbo announced her own breakup from boyfriend Perry Rahbar.
Meet the Real Olivia Pope, Who Was Also the First Black Woman to Hold a White House Press Briefing
"And I remember asking Marlin [Fitzwater, then the White House press secretary], 'Is there an official White House uniform or something?' The White House did not have an official — or unofficial — uniform, though the lack of diversity was startling to Smith, she says. A 1991 press briefing by Smith marked the first-ever delivered by a Black woman. Still, Smith says that the modern-day political landscape is lightyears different from when she was at the White House. Her advice to those joining the White House press team (or any forward-facing role, she adds)?
Jordyn Woods Takes on TikTok ‘Buss It’ Challenge, Boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns Says 'God Is Good'
The model assured fans that the video is “worth the wait” despite being late to the challengeJordyn Woods fans asked for her to do the "Buss It" challenge on TikTok, and she delivered. The viral challenge features people looking dressed down, then glammed up as they twerk to "Buss It" by Erica Banks. On Tuesday, the model posted herself doing the challenge much to her boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns' delight. Towns, 25, reacted to the TikTok video on Twitter, writing, "God is Good." RELATED VIDEO: Jordyn Woods Asks Fans to 'Pray' for Boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns After He Tests Positive for COVID
Behind the Scenes at the Inauguration: The Gaga-Garth Rehearsal, a Alex Rodriguez 'Love Fest' & More
"One of Lady Gaga's rituals is that she wants to make sure she's rehearsing exactly one hour in advance of taking the stage," an inauguration official tells PEOPLE. The celebs were cognizant of their role in the historic moment but also a bit "jittery," given everything, according to the inauguration official. "Image zoom Garth Brooks | Credit: Drew Angerer/GettyImage zoom Credit: Greg Nash/POOL/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockThe occasion wasn't a somber one, though, with the stars on site working together to ensure the event moved seamlessly. "She talked about what a big fan she is and she thanked him," the inauguration official says. Though the inauguration official concurs that Hanks was — as many viewers watching at home wondered — "freezing" during his hosting duties ("We would have been fine with him wearing a wool coat!
Wells Adams Shuts Down Rumor He's Next Bachelor Host: Chris Harrison 'Isn't Going Anywhere'
PLUS: Wells Adams says he is “excited to mix drinks” for Victoria in Paradise this yearWells Adams has no plans to take over Chris Harrison's role as host of The Bachelor. He continued, "First of all, Chris isn't going anywhere. "He's not going anywhere nor do I want him to go anywhere," Adams continued of Harrison's role. Image zoom Chris Harrison | Credit: John Fleenor via Getty ImagesAlthough Adams isn't gunning for Harrison's job, he's always available to act as a co-host, he said. "Her shtick is she's outspoken and she's going to let you know how she feels.
Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Deleted Her Hilaria Baldwin Posts: 'People Were Really Upset'
Amy Schumer previously made light of a photo of Hilaria Baldwin showing off her post-baby body while holding her newborn son Eduardo "Edu" Pao LucasAmy Schumer is speaking out after sharing — and subsequently deleting — several social media posts about Hilaria Baldwin, who was recently accused of fabricating her heritage. The Mom Brain podcast co-host — who welcomed her fifth child with husband Alec Baldwin, son Eduardo "Edu" Pao Lucas, in September — joked in the caption that she "can't stop smelling this baby." Image zoom Hilaria Baldwin and son Edu | Credit: Hilaria Baldwin/Instagram"I just thought that was a little funny, and then I saw that she made a video and she seemed a little bit upset," Schumer told ET. But then it became this whole big thing and people were really upset so I just took it down [too]," Schumer said. The Inside Amy Schumer creator went on to say that she meant no harm in her posts about the mother of five.
FKA Twigs Releases 'Don't Judge Me' amid Shia LaBeouf Abuse Lawsuit: This Is 'Special to Me'
FKA Twigs is releasing new music amid her ongoing lawsuit against ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf, in which she alleges he sexually and physically assaulted and battered her throughout their relationship and knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. In December, FKA twigs filed the lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court. " With the help of a therapist, FKA twigs ended the year-long toxic relationship last spring. FKA twigs' attorney Bryan Freedman told PEOPLE at the time, "Shia LaBeouf has abused Ms. Barnett and others. Image zoom FKA Twigs | Credit: Dave Benett/GettyLaBeouf's lawyer, Shawn Holley, told Variety in December that the actor was seeking help.
The Cast of The Wedding Planner: Where Are They Now?
Lopez played dedicated but unlucky in love wedding planner Mary Fiore, marking her second major film role following her breakout in 1997's Selena. In his tough review of the film, critic Robert Ebert wrote, "A plot like this is so hopeless that only acting can redeem it. Lopez pulls her share of the load, looking genuinely smitten." Since the movie hit theaters, Lopez has pretty much been everywhere. Shortly after The Wedding Planner came Enough and Maid in Manhattan and a handful of more films; she continued to release hit music including, shortly after the film, "Jenny from the Block"; she wrapped a successful Las Vegas residency; she joined the judges' panel on American Idol; she had twins with now-ex-husband Marc Anthony; she got engaged to Alex Rodriguez; and most recently performed at both the Super Bowl LIV halftime show and the 2021 presidential inauguration.
Shaq Finally Sells His California Home for $1.9M After Price Cut — See Inside!
The contemporary home has an open floor layout with five bedrooms and five bathsShaq Finally Sells His California Home for $1.9M After Price Cut — See Inside! Image zoom Credit: NeufocusImage zoom Credit: NeufocusImage zoom Credit: NeufocusA second living room can be found off the home's kitchen, which comes complete with marble countertops, custom cabinetry, and stainless-steel appliances. Image zoom Credit: NeufocusImage zoom Credit: NeufocusThe first floor also includes a dining room, a media room with a full DJ set-up, and a home office Shaq decorated with a portrait of himself smoking a cigar overlooking the desk. Image zoom Credit: NeufocusImage zoom Credit: NeufocusImage zoom Credit: NeufocusA second bedroom also has it's own ensuite bathroom, while the third and fourth bedrooms share a bath and second jacuzzi tub. The basketball star first listed that house — complete with an indoor basketball court — for sale in March 2018 with a price tag of $28 million.
Teen Mom OG: Amber Portwood Splits from Boyfriend Dimitri After
"He's possessive from a distance, he needs to know what I'm doing all day every day," she alleged. "Nothing, I'm outside, wondering why I'm getting a million messages," she said. "There's times where I feel like it's getting a little much," Amber told him, disclosing her feelings regarding their constant communication. "He started getting to the point where he was calling and texting multiple, multiple, multiple times, all day long." She and Dimitri met for the first time in person in an episode of Teen Mom OG, which aired in May 2020.
Joe Biden Speaks Out on George Floyd's Death, Issues Executive Orders to Address Racial Inequity
Biden said the killing of George Floyd "opened the eyes of millions of Americans and millions of people all over the world" to the need for justicePresident Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a series of executive orders aimed at addressing racial inequity in federal policy. The president referenced the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last summer and the subsequent protests against police brutality that rippled across the world as "a turning point in this country's attitude toward racial justice." Image zoom Credit: Getty"Those 8 minutes and 46 seconds that took George Floyd's life opened the eyes of millions of Americans and millions of people all over the world," Biden said. Biden recalled meeting Floyd's family and speaking with his 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, who he said told him, "Daddy changed the world." "Black and Latino Americans are dying of COVID-19 at rates nearly three times that of white Americans."
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Apologizes for Department Response to Riots: 'We Will Do Better'
"I am here to offer my sincerest apologies on behalf of the Department," Pittman said in a speech during a closed-door congressional hearing with the House Appropriations Committee, according to a transcript obtained by the New York Times. Pittman, who joined the department in 2001 and previously served as an assistant chief, is the first woman and first Black person to head the USCP. Image zoom Rioters at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021 | Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty"By Jan. 4, the Department knew that the Jan. 6 event would not be like any of the previous protests held in 2020. Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. Pittman also alluded to concerns raised over allegations that some Capitol police may have been allowing rioters into the building.
RHOD: Kary Brittingham Opens Up About Daughter Olivia's Struggle with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
On Tuesday's Real Housewives of Dallas, the reality star, 50, had a raw and vulnerable conversation with her 20-year-old daughter, Olivia, who has been battling depression and suicidal thoughts for "a few years." Affirming her daughter, Kary said, "you're very empathetic," and told her: "you take everybody's problems as your own." Olivia told her mom that for "a lot of people, it's really hard to tell" that they struggle. Kary told Olivia. I pray every night for her to be okay," Kary told cameras.
For the First Time in 8 Years, No New Players Were Voted Into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021
For the First Time in 8 Years, No New Players Were Voted Into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021The Baseball Writers' Association of America will elect no players into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021 — marking the organization's first shutout since 2013. A record number of 14 ballots were blank, the Hall of Fame revealed in a press release. I don't think I'm a hall of famer as I've often stated but if former players think I am then I'll accept that with honor." The last year the BBWAA didn't elect anyone to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was 2013. It's the ninth time in BBWAA voting history that the rare outcome has occurred, according to the Hall of Fame.
The Bachelor's Victoria Larson Responds to Body Shaming
Matt James asks in the video after his friend makes the comments about Victoria LarsonThe Bachelor's Victoria Larson Speaks Out After Matt James' Friend Body Shames Her in Golf VideoThe Bachelor's Victoria Larson is speaking out after one of Matt James' friends was caught on camera commenting on her body. As James prepares to putt, a friend named Jerry attempts to distract him by saying of one of his contestants, "Now how was Victoria's body? Image zoom Victoria Larson (L); Matt James | Credit: Victoria Larson/Instagram; Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty ImagesNever miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. I love my body :)" with a pink heart emoji, Larson also appeared to clap back on her own Instagram feed. Larson then shared a shot of herself in a black bikini, captioning the post, "Y'all r too much ??? body by @naturalpilates & @carriespilatesplus."
Mariska Hargitay Poses with Christopher Meloni on Law & Order Spinoff Set: 'It's All Happening'
Law & Order: Organized Crime is slated to begin airing sometime in spring 2021Mariska Hargitay Poses with Christopher Meloni on Law & Order Spinoff Set: 'It's All Happening'Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler are back in action! In one black-and-white picture, Hargitay, 57, poses next to Meloni, 59, while filming on-location at a cemetery. Other shots show two director's chairs bearing the name their characters made famous on Law & Order: SVU, with the back reading: Law & Order: Organized Crime. Earlier this month, Hargitay and Meloni shared a few selfies on the set of SVU. "Now even closer..." Hargitay captioned another shot, which showed her standing by Meloni as a face mask dangles from his face.
Total Tally of Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Surpasses 100 Million
As of Tuesday, there have been at least 100,091,831 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe, with more than 2.1 million deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins UniversityMore than 100 million people worldwide have been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of Tuesday, there have been at least 100,091,831 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe, with more than 2.1 million deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The United States accounts for more than a quarter of global cases reported, with over 25.4 million infections and 424,164 coronavirus-related deaths in the country. According to The New York Times' COVID-19 database, the U.S. reported 155,677 new cases and 1,796 deaths on Monday alone. For now, the CDC continues to recommend social distancing, hand-washing and protective face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dax Shepard Skips Formal Suit for Sweat Set on Jimmy Kimmel Live: ‘I Risked My Life to Come See You’
"I didn't own anything mustard until this," the actor said of his new outfitDax Shepard Skips Formal Suit for Sweat Set on Jimmy Kimmel Live: ‘I Risked My Life to Come See You’Forget the formal wear — Dax Shepard is all about comfort these days. The actor, 46, opted to forego his usual formal suit for an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, instead opting for a mustard-colored sweatsuit and sneakers. "Generally I wear a suit here, always to demonstrate to you I respect you and I love you," Shepard told Kimmel, 53. Image zoom Credit: jimmy kimmel liveAccepting a compliment from Kimmel on the outfit, Shepard admitted he was trying the color out for the first time. The Parenthood star told Kimmel that he's been spending lots of time during coronavirus-related lockdowns searching for the perfect motorhome to take his family on adventures — and he finally found it.
Paris Hilton Reveals She's Started IVF Process with Boyfriend Carter Reum, Says It Was 'Tough' but 'Worth It'
"We have been doing the IVF, so I can pick twins if I like," the heiress said on The Trend Reporter with Mara podcastParis Hilton Reveals She's Started IVF Process with Boyfriend Carter Reum, Says It Was 'Tough' but 'Worth It'Paris Hilton is opening up about her plans to start a family. The DJ and heiress, 39, revealed on Tuesday's episode of The Trend Reporter with Mara podcast that she's started in vitro fertilization (IVF) with boyfriend Carter Reum, praising the 39-year-old businessman for being "so supportive" throughout the process. Image zoom Paris Hilton | Credit: Getty ImagesThe "Stars Are Blind" singer added that she's already completed the egg retrieval procedure. Image zoom Paris Hilton and Carter Reum | Credit: Broadimage/ShutterstockHilton and Reum, who have known each other for more than a decade, started dating in 2019 after reconnecting at a Thanksgiving lunch with their families. RELATED VIDEO: Paris Hilton Says Boyfriend Carter Reum 'Transformed Her Life' as She Wishes Him a Happy Anniversary"Happy 1 year Anniversary my love!? I love that we celebrate our love every month!
Dwayne Johnson Talks ‘Complicated’ Relationship with His Late Dad
"I thought, well, let's not take the easy route," Johnson said at NBC's TCA press tour on Tuesday of his creative process with executive producer Nahnatchka Khan and writer Jeff Chiang. The actor admitted, "But it was incredibly complicated and it was incredibly tough." Johnson also discussed the portrayal of his father in Young Rock by actor Joseph Lee Anderson. "My dad died one year ago this month last year, he died suddenly, and he's obviously featured throughout the show and Joseph, he did a tremendous job playing my dad," the actor said. "We didn't want to take the traditional route or the typical route of what you might think this could be.
Rutgers Scientist Who Developed COVID Spit Test Dies Unexpectedly at 51: He 'Undoubtedly Saved Lives'
The COVID-19 saliva test was granted emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration in April. "It means we no longer have to put health care professionals at risk for infection by performing nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal collections. "Saliva testing will also be important for people who are in quarantine because they don't know how long it will be until they are no longer infectious. This will allow health care workers to release themselves from quarantine and safely come back to work." RELATED VIDEO: Resident Doctor Dies of Coronavirus at 28 After Treating COVID-19 Positive Patients in the ERIn addition to his work on the COVID-19 saliva test, Brooks co-authored more than 70 scientific publications, according to Rutgers.
Christina Anstead Reverts to Her Maiden Name on Instagram amid Divorce from Ant Anstead
The HGTV star recently changed the name on her Instagram profile to read "Christina Haack"Christina Anstead Reverts to Her Maiden Name on Instagram amid Divorce from Ant AnsteadChristina Anstead has reverted to her maiden name amid her divorce from husband Ant Anstead. Image zoom Credit: Christina Anstead/instagramChristina and Ant began dating in the fall of 2017 and were wed in a surprise backyard ceremony in December 2018. A source told PEOPLE at the time that Christina and Ant had been struggling with their relationship since the birth of Hudson. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed," Christina wrote. RELATED VIDEO: Christina Anstead Felt 'Very Lonely and Frustrated' in Marriage With AntIn December, Ant opened up to PEOPLE about the couple's shocking split, sharing that it "really hit me hard."
Nikki Bella Shares 1 Reason She and Artem Chigvintsev Are in Therapy
Nikki Bella confirmed that she and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev are going to therapy to strengthen their relationship. “When he gets really stressed, he doesn’t realize his tone,” Bella said. The former wrestler, who shares 5-month-old son Matteo with Chigvintsev, recalled butting heads with the DWTS pro based on his “super strict” approach to practicing. “He kind of made a comment about my jive and got really mad at me,” Bella recalled, noting the jive was her least favorite dance. “Artem and I have great communication, but it’s been lacking, but that’s something that we’ve been so strong about in our relationship [in the past].”
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Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey Have ‘Wedding Planner’ Reunion
Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey reunited virtually on Tuesday, January 26, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their film, The Wedding Planner. The former costars played wedding planner Mary Fiore and Dr. Steve “Eddie” Edison, respectively, who fall in love after meeting in the streets of San Francisco when Mary is almost hit by a dumpster. “You said, ‘Miss Lopez, I’m going to kiss you now,’” she recalled. It feels a little like Saturday while you’re watching.”Before signing off, Lopez promised McConaughey that “we’re going to do something again, baby,” adding, “I miss your energy. The Wedding Planner also starred Judy Greer, Justin Chambers and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras.
Phoebe Dynevor Details Bridgerton's 'Difficult' Masturbation Scene
Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor has nothing but praise for the way the series depicted its sex scenes. However, there was one scene where the Younger alum was tasked with masturbating, a moment she calls “the hardest scene” she shot. “That’s saying something because there were a lot of difficult scenes to shoot. You just do it.”The former Waterloo Road actress continued, “I always get back to the fact that [our intimacy coach] Lizzy [Talbot] was on set for that scene. I think it would have been a very difficult experience if Lizzy hadn’t been on set protecting me and looking after me.
Sarah Trott Slams Claim That She Had a Boyfriend While Filming The Bachelor
Was there more behind Sarah Trott's sudden exit from The Bachelor than we all realized? Recent media reports have suggested that the 24-year-old broadcast journalist may have been...
Lana Condor Shares the Neutrogena Products She'll Love Always and Forever
We interviewed this celebrity because we think you'll like their picks. Some of the products shown are from the celebrity's own product line or a brand they are paid to endorse.
This Month's Best New Beauty Products: January 2021 Edition
This Month's Best New Beauty Products: January 2021 EditionAdded: 27.01.2021 1:27 | 18 views | 0 commentsWe love these products, and we hope you do too. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Our... We love these products, and we hope you do too. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases.
Vanderpump Rules’ Lala Kent Feels Like She’s Been Pregnant ‘Forever’
Pregnant Lala Kent showed off her growing belly on Tuesday, January 26, as her countdown to baby continues. “To those of you saying, ‘I feel like you’ve been pregnant forever’… imagine how I feel ?,” Kent, 30, wrote via Instagram alongside a video of her pregnant stomach. The Vanderpump Rules star is about six-and-a-half-months pregnant with her first child and fiancé Randall Emmett’s third. !” former Bravo castmate Brittany Cartwright commented on the sexy snap of Kent, who was wearing just her bra and underwear. Earlier this month, Kent revealed that she is already planning to have another child with the Midnight in the Switchgrass producer.
Mossimo Giannulli Denied Early Release From Prison
Mossimo Giannulli was denied an early release from prison as he continues to serve time for his involvement in the college admissions scandal. After spending 56 days at the facility, Us confirmed that Giannulli requested to complete the remainder of his sentence in home confinement. Us exclusively revealed last month that Giannulli is “having a rough time” while in prison. They were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to ensure their daughters Bella Giannulli, 22, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 21, were admitted into the University of Southern California. “There was a COVID outbreak in the prison, so it was a precaution and not a punishment.”
Miranda Lambert, Brendan McLoughlin Mark 2nd Wedding Anniversary
Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin couldn’t be more in love as they celebrated their second wedding anniversary on Tuesday, January 26. McLoughlin, 30, replied with a winking emoji and a big red heart before sharing a tribute of his own. As she continues to plan for her future with McLoughlin, Lambert has babies on the brain. “Miranda has been telling friends that she wants a baby and to be with Brendan forever,” the source added. “Brendan wants to expand their family.
Paris Hilton’s ‘Excited’ to Do IVF With Boyfriend Carter Reum
Paris Hilton confirmed that she is undergoing in vitro fertilization with boyfriend Carter Reum — and they have Kim Kardashian to thank. “So, I’m really excited to just move on for the next step of my life and finally just have, like, a real life. I didn’t even know anything about it.”In January 2020, Us Weekly confirmed that Hilton was dating the 39-year-old M13 Ventures founder. “I have baby London, which is the girl, and I’m trying to figure out a name for the boy,” she explained at the time, noting that she doesn’t “want a theme of cities” for her babies’ monikers. She was also engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis in 2005 and model Jason Shaw from 2002 to 2003.
Vanessa Bryant Honors Kobe and Gianna as "The Best" on First Anniversary of Their Deaths
It's a day Vanessa Bryant never imagined she would commemorate. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the 38-year-old star took a moment to honor Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna...
Serious Strength: Inside Vanessa Bryant's World Since the Deaths of Kobe and Gianna
Vanessa Bryant is in the fight of her life. Not because of her ongoing legal battles, a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter that went down on Jan. 26,...
Bachelor Nation's Andi Dorfman Weighs In on Clare Crawley and Dale Moss' Breakup Drama
Having previously shared the screen with Clare Crawley, Bachelor Nation's Andi Dorfman is uniquely qualified to offer her take on whether she is "OK" about how things played out...
Revenge Reunion Organizer Says Christa B. Allen Will "Absolutely" Be Invited After Apparent Snub
Here's hoping that Christa B. Allen will view her Revenge reunion invite from the standpoint of "better late than never." After the actress shared via Instagram on Monday,...
Widower of Kobe Bryant Crash Victim Reveals Their Daughter Almost Boarded the Helicopter
Matt Mauser is thankful for all he has, a year after his wife Christina Mauser perished in a helicopter crash with Gianna and Kobe Bryant on Jan. 26, 2020. On the one-year anniversary of...
A Spy Kids Reboot Is Reportedly in the Works With Original Director Robert Rodriguez
Is Spy Kids coming back?! Robert Rodriguez, who was the writer, director and producer for the Spy Kids films and TV show, is preparing to relaunch the Spy Kids franchise, according to...
In first call with Putin, Biden pressed Russian president on several issues, White House says
In first call with Putin, Biden pressed Russian president on several issues, White House saysAdded: 27.01.2021 3:14 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe president also signed more executive actions Tuesday, including orders on housing and prisons, as he outlined what the White House is calling his “racial equity agenda.”
S.C. lawyer says he doesn’t hesitate to represent Trump: ‘It’s what I do.’
S.C. lawyer says he doesn’t hesitate to represent Trump: ‘It’s what I do.’Added: 27.01.2021 0:49 | 20 views | 0 commentsButch Bowers declined to say whether he voted for Trump. ‘The vote is sacrosanct, so I’m not going to talk about that,’ he said.
Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes to lawmakers for ‘failings’ that allowed Jan. 6 breach
Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes to lawmakers for ‘failings’ that allowed Jan. 6 breachAdded: 27.01.2021 0:05 | 21 views | 0 commentsActing U.S. Capitol police chief Yogananda Pittman told House members that a lack of officers and appropriate weaponry, plus poor communication and organization, contributed to the attack.
D.C. police sent 850 officers to the Capitol during insurrection, spent $8.8 million during week of Jan. 6
D.C. police sent 850 officers to the Capitol during insurrection, spent $8.8 million during week of Jan. 6Added: 26.01.2021 23:56 | 23 views | 0 commentsPolice chief for the first time says a D.C. officer took his own life in aftermath of Capitol riot.
Ghosts of our unsettled past
Added: 26.01.2021 23:55 | 25 views | 0 commentsThe nation wants to move on, but we can’t until we’ve dealt with the mess that lies behind us, in front of us and all around us.
YouTube suspends Rudy Giuliani from its ad revenue sharing program
YouTube suspends Rudy Giuliani from its ad revenue sharing programAdded: 26.01.2021 23:46 | 22 views | 0 commentsThe video streaming service said Giuliani repeatedly violated rules against posting false information about the recent election.
Susan Sarandon Says She Turned Down "Big Check" for This Baffling Thelma & Louise Sequel Idea
Susan Sarandon was close to telling Hollywood execs to take a flying leap after she was pitched a wild idea for a Thelma & Louise sequel. The Oscar-winning actress appeared on The...
Iran commander warns Biden Tehran has power to ’destroy' US ships in terrifying warning
Iran commander warns Biden Tehran has power to ’destroy' US ships in terrifying warningAdded: 27.01.2021 2:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsAN IRANIAN commander has declared his country now has the ability to "destroy" US ships in a terrifying warning new US President Joe Biden.
Nuclear Treaty extended: What is the nuclear treaty?
Added: 27.01.2021 2:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsTHE NUCLEAR TREATY between Russia and America has been extended following a conversation between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. But what is the nuclear treaty?
ECB crisis: ‘Bill WILL come’ for EU as debt to spark chaos
Added: 27.01.2021 2:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsA SENIOR economist has warned the EU will face an inflation crisis as "at some point the bill will come" from the cost of the coronavirus pandemic.
Macron faces ‘national humiliation’ as French firm abandons coronavirus jab development
Added: 27.01.2021 2:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsEMMANUEL MACRON has been dealt a massive blow after the nation's prestigious Pasteur Institute in Paris announced it had abandoned its development of a Covid jab.
Joe Biden delivers scathing 'slap down' to reporter over Putin question – ‘So outraged!’
Added: 27.01.2021 0:34 | 17 views | 0 commentsJOE BIDEN clapped back at a reporter asking about his first phone call with Vladimir Putin in a press conference, after the White House released details of the call ahead of the briefing.
No WAY Putin! Biden warns Russia against US election meddling in first call as President
No WAY Putin! Biden warns Russia against US election meddling in first call as PresidentAdded: 27.01.2021 0:30 | 19 views | 0 commentsJOE BIDEN issued a firm warning to President Vladimir Putin about his concerns over Russia during the leaders' first phone call, the White House has confirmed.
China RESPONDS to US threat in South China Sea and set to conduct urgent military drills
China RESPONDS to US threat in South China Sea and set to conduct urgent military drillsAdded: 26.01.2021 23:17 | 22 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wallpapers13.comCHINA is set to conduct military drills in the South China Sea in response to a US aircraft carrier group currently sailing through the waters. More in feedproxy.google.com »
Biden’s jab that foreign company contracts went up 30% under Trump
Biden’s jab that foreign company contracts went up 30% under TrumpAdded: 27.01.2021 8:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsPresident Biden is using a number that is not easily verified — and conflicts with progress shown on Defense Department contracts.
Take a 'walk' with Dolly Parton on your Apple Watch
Added: 26.01.2021 23:18 | 17 views | 0 commentsIt's 27 degrees where I live just north of New York City, but I'm taking a walk up a mountain with pop star Shawn Mendes in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Unlike me, hands in pockets, mask giving me a little extra warmth, Mendes says hello to the people he walks by, in between reflections about his life in the spotlight.
Robert Peston DEMOLISHES EU attempt to blame Britain for AstraZeneca vaccine shortage
Added: 27.01.2021 6:14 | 14 views | 0 commentsAN ATTEMPT by senior EU figures to blame Britain for AstraZeneca cutting the number of coronavirus vaccines it provides the bloc in the coming months has been demolished by ITV's Robert Peston.
Dublin stabbing: One teen dead and two injured in horror ‘incident with delivery driver’
Dublin stabbing: One teen dead and two injured in horror ‘incident with delivery driver’Added: 27.01.2021 5:26 | 9 views | 0 commentsA TEENAGE BOY has died after a stabbing at the East Wall in Dublin, with two other young men in hospital with serious injuries.
Melania Trump to stick by ex-POTUS without the 'lovey dovey stuff'
Melania Trump to stick by ex-POTUS without the 'lovey dovey stuff' - 'She wants stability'Added: 27.01.2021 5:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsMELANIA TRUMP will stay with her husband Donald Trump despite speculation the couple will divorce after leaving the White House, sources claim.
Iran accused of deadly military attack as Saudi drone explosion sparks world war 3 fears
Added: 27.01.2021 5:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsIRAN backed militias in Iraq are feared to have opened a new front against Saudi Arabia, sparking fears of open war in the middle east, according to reports.
Europe in chaos: Explosion rocks Amsterdam as Netherlands erupts in protests again
Europe in chaos: Explosion rocks Amsterdam as Netherlands erupts in protests againAdded: 27.01.2021 5:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsVIOLENCE broke out for a fourth night running in the Netherlands with unverified footage on social media showing a large explosion in the Amsterdam suburb of Osdorp.
EU chaos as Dutch anti-lockdown riots cause HAVOC amid coronavirus curfew
Added: 27.01.2021 2:43 | 17 views | 0 commentsDUTCH citizens have blasted the anti-lockdown uproar across the Netherlands, as officials station riot police in cities and towns to enforce the coronavirus curfew.
Brexit: Amazon prepares to stop selling some products to NI
Brexit: Amazon prepares to stop selling some products to NIAdded: 27.01.2021 9:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsIt would take effect on 1 April when the "grace period" for GB-NI parcels expires.
Insurers defend covering ransomware payments
Added: 27.01.2021 0:38 | 26 views | 0 commentsInsurers reject claims that by covering ransomware bills they are funding organised crime.
Beware fake Covid vaccination invites, NHS warns
Beware fake Covid vaccination invites, NHS warnsAdded: 27.01.2021 1:18 | 24 views | 0 commentsSource: www.eppingforestdc.gov.ukThe NHS says any invitation which asks for vaccine payment or bank account details is a scam. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Florida led the world again in shark attacks in 2020
Florida led the world again in shark attacks in 2020Added: 27.01.2021 3:18 | 4 views | 0 commentsThe US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020. Thanks, Florida!
At least 150 people have been charged by Justice Department in Capitol riot
Added: 27.01.2021 3:18 | 4 views | 0 commentsAt least 150 people have now been charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, according to a CNN review of court records and Justice Department announcements, as a top prosecutor said charges of sedition are not out of the question.
Former Army secretary says DC National Guard had no plan ahead of Capitol riot beyond local traffic control
Added: 27.01.2021 3:18 | 17 views | 0 commentsFormer Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told a House panel on Tuesday that the National Guard only planned to deal with traffic in Washington, DC, the day the deadly US Capitol insurrection occurred, with "no contingency" in place if things escalated in the city, according to a copy of his prepared testimony obtained by CNN.
Blinken becomes Biden's top diplomat after a friendship forged over decades
Added: 26.01.2021 23:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsIt was February 2008 when a snowstorm suddenly overwhelmed the flight path of two American helicopters, forcing them to make an unexpected landing on a mountaintop in Afghanistan.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been banned from Twitter
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been banned from TwitterAdded: 26.01.2021 23:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsMike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, was banned from Twitter Monday night, according to a Twitter spokesperson.
Here's the best Bluetooth wireless speaker to blast for 2021
Here's the best Bluetooth wireless speaker to blast for 2021Added: 27.01.2021 3:45 | 15 views | 0 commentsPortable speakers continue to improve, with better sound and battery life. These are the best ones you can buy right now.
Best portable jump starter for your car in 2021
Best portable jump starter for your car in 2021 - RoadshowAdded: 27.01.2021 3:35 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.autoguide.comHaving a reliable portable car battery charger is important for bad weather, vehicles with older batteries and unforeseen circumstances that might require a jump start. More in www.cnet.com »
Incredible new deepfake recasts Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
Incredible new deepfake recasts Luke Skywalker in Star WarsAdded: 27.01.2021 3:02 | 17 views | 0 commentsThis fan-made Star Wars deepfake video makes it easy to think of Marvel's Avengers character Bucky Barnes as a Jedi Master.
3 great AirPods Pro alternatives that cost less
Added: 27.01.2021 3:00 | 14 views | 0 commentsApple's noise-canceling earbuds are sweet, but there are cheaper options if you're not able to swing the $249 price tag.
The best external hard drive and SSD for 2021: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox
The best external hard drive and SSD for 2021: Mac, PC, PS4 and XboxAdded: 27.01.2021 2:30 | 19 views | 0 commentsNeed a backup option -- or just more space? Here are our top picks for external storage options.
Plex goes retro with subscription game-streaming service Arcade
Plex goes retro with subscription game-streaming service ArcadeAdded: 27.01.2021 2:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.comingsoon.netGet ready to revisit such Atari classics as Centipede and Missile Command. More in www.cnet.com »
I just got my second COVID-19 vaccine shot. Now what?
I just got my second COVID-19 vaccine shot. Added: 27.01.2021 2:17 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe Pfizer shot offers protection from the worst of the virus, but it doesn't offer a return to normal life. Not yet, at least.
Missing a stimulus check? You may need to request an IRS payment trace. Here's how
Missing a stimulus check? You may need to request an IRS payment trace. Here's howAdded: 27.01.2021 2:10 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.businessinsider.comIf your second stimulus check never arrived, you may need to work with the IRS to track it down. This is how and when to do it. More in www.cnet.com »
Best resume writing service for 2021
Best resume writing service for 2021Added: 27.01.2021 5:00 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: www.resume4dummies.comWhether you're looking for a template or professional help, these resume tools have you covered. More in www.cnet.com »
The best air mattress for 2021: SoundAsleep, REI and more compared
The best air mattress for 2021: SoundAsleep, REI and more comparedAdded: 27.01.2021 5:00 | 12 views | 0 commentsWe inflated and slept on some of the most popular air mattress models, from Intex, Coleman, King Koil and more. Here’s what we learned.
Kids have terrible taste in video games
Kids have terrible taste in video gamesAdded: 27.01.2021 4:44 | 14 views | 0 commentsCommentary: Can't they just like what I like?
Best cheap true-wireless earbuds in 2021: Top AirPods alternatives for $100 or less
Best cheap true-wireless earbuds in 2021: Top AirPods alternatives for $100 or lessAdded: 27.01.2021 4:40 | 15 views | 0 commentsLooking for AirPods alternatives that cost a lot less? Here are some truly wireless budget models worth considering.
The best DIY home security systems of 2021
The best DIY home security systems of 2021Added: 27.01.2021 4:23 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.architecturendesign.netKeep an eye on your house with one of these do-it-yourself systems. More in www.cnet.com »
The best iPhone 12 chargers starting at just $10
The best iPhone 12 chargers starting at just $10Added: 27.01.2021 4:11 | 15 views | 0 commentsWith Apple not including a power adapter with all the new iPhone 12 models, here's a look at several chargers that will juice up any iPhone extra-fast.
Stimulus check qualifications today, plus 3 possible changes in the next payment
Stimulus check qualifications today, plus 3 possible changes in the next paymentAdded: 27.01.2021 4:00 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: acrossthecounter.netThis is where eligibility requirements currently stand and how they could expand with the third stimulus check. More in www.cnet.com »
CDC officials say schools can re-open during pandemic — but precautions are crucial
CDC officials say schools can re-open during pandemic — but precautions are crucialAdded: 27.01.2021 1:13 | 23 views | 0 commentsBut opening schools safely also requires controlling the virus's spread within communities, the scientists said
70-year-old Tennessee man wanted for 2 murders is armed and dangerous
Added: 27.01.2021 0:54 | 24 views | 0 commentsThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that warrants have been issued for David Vowell, who faces two counts of first degree murder.
Baseball Hall of Fame will have no new members after no player gets enough votes
Baseball Hall of Fame will have no new members after no player gets enough votesAdded: 27.01.2021 0:33 | 23 views | 0 commentsCurt Schilling, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were the closest in voting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, but all fell short.
Italy's biggest trial in decades takes aim at 'the most powerful, hard, violent mafia there is'
Italy's biggest trial in decades takes aim at 'the most powerful, hard, violent mafia there is'Added: 27.01.2021 0:18 | 27 views | 0 commentsFor one prosecutor with 30 years fighting the mob behind him, it's personal.
The teenage twins pushing each other to pro golf success
The teenage twins pushing each other to pro golf successAdded: 27.01.2021 10:18 | 1 views | 0 commentsSibling rivalry at a young age can often be a professional athletes beginning in their sport.
The US has accused China of carrying out genocide. Will it now boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics?
The US has accused China of carrying out genocide. Will it now boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics? Added: 27.01.2021 8:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe United States' determination that China is committing genocide in Xinjiang presents a rare moral predicament for athletes and countries preparing to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Why, when and how you might have to return your stimulus money to the IRS
Why, when and how you might have to return your stimulus money to the IRSAdded: 27.01.2021 6:00 | 13 views | 0 commentsIf any of these situations apply to you, it's possible you'll need to send back all or part of your second stimulus payment. Here's how.
SpaceX Starship SN9 could take flight as soon as Thursday
SpaceX Starship SN9 could take flight as soon as ThursdayAdded: 27.01.2021 5:35 | 13 views | 0 commentsSN9 is on deck to boldly follow in the footsteps of SN8, which bravely sacrificed itself in the name of iteration.
Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content
Added: 27.01.2021 5:07 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe two companies, along with Discord and Steam, get a D in a report card prepared by the Anti-Defamation League. Facebook disagrees with the grade.
Joe Biden: The team he hopes can fix the US economy
Joe Biden: The team he hopes can fix the US economyAdded: 27.01.2021 0:28 | 23 views | 0 commentsThe new US president has called on a team of Ivy League-trained economists and lawyers to "heal" the economy.
Victims lose average of £45,000 in investment scams
Victims lose average of £45,000 in investment scamsAdded: 27.01.2021 0:27 | 22 views | 0 commentsLockdown led to a surge in reports of fraudsters imitating genuine investment firms, regulator says.
Xbox sales boom as virus maintains grip on economy
Xbox sales boom as virus maintains grip on economyAdded: 26.01.2021 23:04 | 29 views | 0 commentsDemand for the video game and cloud computing services helped push Microsoft sales to a new quarterly record.
Brexit: Amazon prepares to remove some products for sale to NI
Brexit: Amazon prepares to remove some products for sale to NIAdded: 26.01.2021 22:55 | 28 views | 0 commentsIt would take effect on 1 April when the "grace period" for GB-NI parcels expires.
Biden won the fight over the filibuster without saying a word
Biden won the fight over the filibuster without saying a wordAdded: 27.01.2021 9:30 | 1 views | 0 commentsAnalysis: Biden had nothing to gain and everything to lose from fighting a quixotic war over the filibuster just days into his presidency.
Elliot Page files for divorce from wife Emma Portner
Added: 27.01.2021 2:54 | 22 views | 0 comments"We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends," the pair said in a statement.
Tornado that hit Alabama town, killing 1, was an EF-3 with 150 mph winds
Tornado that hit Alabama town, killing 1, was an EF-3 with 150 mph windsAdded: 27.01.2021 2:18 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe tornado swept through Fultondale, a Birmingham suburb, and had winds that peaked at 150 mph. A 14-year-old boy was killed.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, who will preside over Trump impeachment trial, back home after hospital trip
Sen. Patrick Leahy, who will preside over Trump impeachment trial, back home after hospital tripAdded: 27.01.2021 2:28 | 20 views | 0 commentsLeahy, 80, the president pro tempore of the Senate, was under observation after not feeling well.
Why HBO needs to scrap plans for a new 'Harry Potter' series — immediately
Why HBO needs to scrap plans for a new 'Harry Potter' series — immediatelyAdded: 27.01.2021 2:03 | 22 views | 0 commentsHBO Max's 2021 strategy has focused heavily on making the old new again. But 'Harry Potter' needs to stay on the shelf.
Contiki launches domestic short break for young travellers
Added: 27.01.2021 9:36 | 1 views | 0 commentsFollowing the sell-out success of two wellness weekends launched in summer 2020, the brand has introduced nine new short domestic trips, from city breaks to countryside escapes.
Travel Industry Alliance launches in UK
Added: 27.01.2021 9:31 | 1 views | 0 commentsThe new alliance brings together nine existing associations representing the travel, tourism and aviation sectors, both inbound and outbound, leisure and business.
Climate change seen as global emergency by 64 per cent of people
Climate change seen as global emergency by 64 per cent of peopleAdded: 27.01.2021 5:01 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe biggest ever poll of climate change views, canvassing 1.4 million people in 50 countries, has found that 64 per cent of people think the issue is a global emergency
Sparrows are healthier living in groups with diverse personalities
Sparrows are healthier living in groups with diverse personalitiesAdded: 27.01.2021 0:01 | 14 views | 0 commentsIndividual house sparrows show distinct personality types, and they are healthier when they live in groups that reflect a diversity of sparrow personalities
Embryos from the last two northern white rhinos set to be implanted
Embryos from the last two northern white rhinos set to be implantedAdded: 26.01.2021 20:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsFertilised eggs from northern white rhinos are set to be implanted in surrogates this year, with the hope of producing offspring
'My husband's death meant I didn't get financial support'
Added: 27.01.2021 7:14 | 13 views | 0 commentsThere is 'unfairness in some of the millions excluded from government help, research for the BBC finds.
China opens door to Ant Group's stock market debut
Added: 27.01.2021 4:18 | 19 views | 0 commentsRegulators suspended the tech giant's planned listing before ordering a shake-up at the company.
Goldman Sachs boss gets $10m pay cut for 1MDB scandal
Goldman Sachs boss gets $10m pay cut for 1MDB scandalAdded: 27.01.2021 3:18 | 25 views | 0 commentsDavid Solomon is being punished for the bank's involvement in the fraudulent Malaysian investment fund.
Covid crisis: 'I've been excluded from any help'
Covid crisis: 'I've been excluded from any help'Added: 27.01.2021 0:50 | 25 views | 0 commentsMillions of people have been shut out of government schemes designed to help, a new study suggests.
Biden shifts on vaccine under pressure from ... the media
Biden shifts on vaccine under pressure from ... the mediaAdded: 27.01.2021 8:12 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: qz.comThe press is now openly challenging Biden to do a better job of getting these potentially life-saving shots into the arms of more Americans. More in www.foxnews.com »
Jennifer Lopez dishes on kissing Matthew McConaughey during 'Wedding Planner' reunion
Added: 27.01.2021 4:04 | 11 views | 0 comments"Miss Lopez, I'm going to kiss you now." Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "The Wedding Planner."
Amanda Gorman's books don't come out for months, but they're already Amazon bestsellers
Amanda Gorman's books don't come out for months, but they're already Amazon bestsellersAdded: 27.01.2021 1:32 | 15 views | 0 commentsAmanda Gorman — National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history — can already add bestselling author to her resume.
Elliot Page, Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years of marriage, plan to 'remain close friends'
Elliot Page, Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years of marriage, plan to 'remain close friends'Added: 26.01.2021 21:48 | 13 views | 0 commentsElliot Page and Emma Portner have announced their decision to divorce after three years of marriage. Read the couple's joint statement here.
Gabby Barrett, Stassi Schroeder, more celebrities who welcomed babies in 2021
Added: 26.01.2021 17:55 | 15 views | 0 commentsIt's a new year and there's a whole new batch of celebrity babies being born. Let's look at some of the stars who welcomed a new addition.
Rolls-Royce issues dire forecast for year ahead
Added: 27.01.2021 9:48 | 1 views | 0 commentsRolls-Royce has said it expects to burn through more cash than anticipated in 2021 as planes powered by its engines fly less amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Oregon state lawmaker 'likely' created 'hostile' work environment for former romantic partners: investigation
Added: 27.01.2021 9:31 | 1 views | 0 commentsAn Oregon state lawmaker "likely" tried to pressure former romantic partners -- over whom he had professional sway -- to become involved with him again, a nine-month-long independent investigation found, according to reports.
FOX Super 6 can win you $25,000 on the NBA’s Wednesday night
FOX Super 6 can win you $25,000 on the NBA’s Wednesday nightAdded: 27.01.2021 9:34 | 1 views | 0 commentsPossible Finals preview looms as the Lakers head to Philadelphia to face East-leading 76ers
NYPD officer shot in the Bronx
Added: 27.01.2021 9:47 | 1 views | 0 commentsA plainclothes NYPD cop investigating a past shooting was shot while chasing a man in the Bronx on Tuesday night, police and sources said.
San Francisco school board votes to rename schools honoring Washington, Lincoln, Feinstein, others
Added: 27.01.2021 9:16 | 1 views | 0 commentsNot even revered former presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson are safe from "cancel culture," it appears.
Most major airlines won't force employees to COVID vaccine, but will 'strongly encourage' it
Most major airlines won't force employees to COVID vaccine, but will 'strongly encourage' itAdded: 27.01.2021 9:00 | 8 views | 0 commentsDue to the nature of their work, many consumer-facing industries — and especially the travel industry — are currently determining their own processes for vaccinating their workforces.
Sekou Smith, beloved NBA analyst and reporter, dead at 48
Sekou Smith, beloved NBA analyst and reporter, dead at 48Added: 27.01.2021 8:32 | 8 views | 0 commentsBeloved NBA reporter and television analyst Sekou Smith died Tuesday, the league announced.
Oregon hammer-attack defendant to walk because court rejects witness’ coronavirus concerns: report
Oregon hammer-attack defendant to walk because court rejects witness’ coronavirus concerns: reportAdded: 27.01.2021 8:21 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe scheduled retrial of an Oregon defendant who was accused of committing a brutal hammer attack on a woman has been scrapped – with the defendant to walk free – because the key witness in the case said she won’t testify without wearing a face mask, according to a report. More in www.foxnews.com » Tags: Women
Racial Equity, Equality and the Bureaucrats' Charter
Added: 27.01.2021 3:38 | 9 views | 0 commentsCommentary Reading one of the first new presidential executive orders-titled Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support ...
The Moneyist: My father inherited money from his parents — he now tells people he earned it due to his (nonexistent) investment prowess
The Moneyist: My father inherited money from his parents — he now tells people he earned it due to his (nonexistent) investment prowess
Demi Stokes: My life in six pictures
Demi Stokes: My life in six pictures - by Man City and England defenderAdded: 27.01.2021 6:34 | 10 views | 0 commentsManchester City and England defender Demi Stokes takes us through her life in six pictures.
FA Cup: Vote for your favourite goal of the fourth round
Added: 27.01.2021 5:59 | 9 views | 0 commentsWe have picked our favourite goals from the FA Cup fourth round - but which do you think is the best one?
FA Cup: Bruno Fernandes & Mo Salah feature in best goals
FA Cup: Bruno Fernandes & Mo Salah feature in best goalsAdded: 27.01.2021 5:57 | 9 views | 0 commentsWatch the best goals of the FA Cup fourth round, including Bruno Fernandes' superb free-kick in Manchester United's 3-2 win over Liverpool.
NBA: Collin Sexton shines in best plays of the week
NBA: Collin Sexton shines in best plays of the weekAdded: 27.01.2021 0:16 | 15 views | 0 commentsWatch the best plays from last week's NBA action featuring Collin Sexton's three-pointer for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Brooklyn Nets to extend the game's overtime.
Dear Kobe: A tribute to Kobe Bryant one year after his tragic death
Added: 27.01.2021 0:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsA year on from the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, BBC Sport’s Liam Loftus dedicates a poem to the NBA legend as he reflects on the career and moments that made him an icon.
Alex Trebek's legacy remembered by 'Jeopardy!' guest host Mayim Bialik: 'A huge loss'
Added: 27.01.2021 10:00 | 1 views | 0 commentsThe "Big Bang Theory" alum, who is also a scientist, joked she is looking forward to repping all the "geeks" out there.
Biden Aims To Tackle Another American Crisis: Race
Added: 27.01.2021 3:38 | 13 views | 0 commentsIf there was any doubt about the urgency of President Joe Biden's mission to tackle racial inequality, it was erased in the searing moment an insurrectionist rioter brazenly paraded the Confederate flag through the US Capitol.
Manchin of the Moment
Manchin of the MomentAdded: 27.01.2021 3:38 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: saraacarter.comJoe Manchin will be able to decide the fate of legislation. He may even be able to determine the course of the Biden administration More in www.realclearpolitics.com »
Biden's Vaccine Challenge
Biden's Vaccine ChallengeAdded: 27.01.2021 3:38 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: www.eastidahonews.comIn confronting the COVID-19 crisis, US President Joe Biden will avoid many of his predecessor's mistakes, not least by heeding the advice of scientific experts. But, unless Biden also enlists adequate management, operations, and logistics expertise, even his best-laid plans may go awry. More in www.realclearpolitics.com » President Tags: ISIS
Ignore McConnell and Nuke the Filibuster
Added: 27.01.2021 3:38 | 10 views | 0 commentsThere is nothing unifying about telling the majority who backed Biden that they'll get nothing for all their effort
The Senate's Impeachment Trial Is Illegal and a Sham
Added: 27.01.2021 3:38 | 12 views | 0 commentsDemocrats claim to want to unify the country but impeaching a former president, a private citizen, is the antithesis of unity. This impeachment is nothing more than a partisan exercise designed to further divide the country.
Portman's Exit Underscores Republican Identity Crisis
Added: 27.01.2021 3:38 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe surprise retirement of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), a high-profile moderate who is close to the Bush family and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), is the latest sign of turmoil in the Republican Party as it wrestles with its identity in the post-Trump era.
Fettering Biden's Administrative State
Fettering Biden's Administrative StateAdded: 27.01.2021 3:38 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comThe administrative state will get a new lease on life under President Joe Biden, but America's administrative state is far more constrained than that of many other countries. Britain, for exampl More in www.realclearpolitics.com » Tags: President
Thousands of houses decorated for Mardi Gras
Added: 27.01.2021 6:07 | 10 views | 0 commentsMardi Gras parades are canceled due to COVID, so thousands of New Orleans houses are being decorated as floats.
California man sent threatening texts to families of congressman, journalist on day of US Capitol riot, feds say
California man sent threatening texts to families of congressman, journalist on day of US Capitol riot, feds sayAdded: 27.01.2021 5:15 | 11 views | 0 commentsRobert Lemke, 35, was arrested in California after federal officials say he sent threatening texts to the families of a congressman and a journalist.
Today in History for January 27th
Today in History for January 27thAdded: 27.01.2021 3:49 | 9 views | 0 commentsHighlights of Today in History: , Soviet troops liberate concentration camps; Paris peace accords are signed; Astonauts die on Apollo one;Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born;Composer Jerome Kern born
Former Army secretary says DC National Guard had no plan ahead of Capitol riot beyond local traffic control
Added: 27.01.2021 3:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsFormer Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told a House panel on Tuesday that the National Guard only planned to deal with traffic in Washington, DC, the day the deadly US Capitol insurrection occurred, with "no contingency" in place if things escalated in the city, according to a copy of his prepared testimony obtained by CNN.
At least 150 people have been charged by Justice Department in Capitol riot
Added: 27.01.2021 3:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsAt least 150 people have now been charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, according to a CNN review of court records and Justice Department announcements, as a top prosecutor said charges of sedition are not out of the question.
Florida led the world again in shark attacks in 2020
Florida led the world again in shark attacks in 2020Added: 27.01.2021 3:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020. Thanks, Florida!
Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition
Added: 27.01.2021 2:36 | 17 views | 0 commentsD Smoke talks about the pressure of finding success outside "Rhythm + Flow," how being a teacher matured his lyrics and his thoughts on why Grammy voters nominated him and other 35-and-up rappers in the best rap album category.
Climate change: Biggest global poll supports 'global emergency'
Added: 27.01.2021 6:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsMore than a million people in 50 countries take part in the biggest poll to date on climate change.
US actress Jane Fonda to get Golden Globes' lifetime achievement award
US actress Jane Fonda to get Golden Globes' lifetime achievement awardAdded: 27.01.2021 5:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe 83-year-old Hollywood royalty is also known as an active climate change campaigner.
Shyamala Gopalan: The woman who inspired Kamala Harris
Added: 27.01.2021 5:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe tale of her rise is rooted in an audacious journey Shyamala Gopalan made more than 60 years ago.
Rescued Chinese miners 'feel reborn' after harrowing ordeal
Added: 27.01.2021 5:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsTwo Chinese miners have described how they survived while trapped underground for two weeks.
Covid vaccines: Why some countries will have to wait until 2022
Covid vaccines: Why some countries will have to wait until 2022Added: 27.01.2021 4:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: zindabad.comHow are Covid-19 vaccines being distributed across the world? As some countries start vaccinating their populations, others are being left behind. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Coronavirus updates: CDC researchers say schools can reopen safely; UK variant has now spread to 25 states; 425K US deaths
Coronavirus updates: CDC researchers say schools can reopen safely; UK variant has now spread to 25 states; 425K US deaths
Indonesia volcano unleashes river of lava
Added: 27.01.2021 8:42 | 7 views | 0 commentsIndonesia's most active volcano erupted Wednesday with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,500 meters down its slopes.
At least 2 dead after SWAT standoff in Austin, Texas, authorities say
At least 2 dead after SWAT standoff in Austin, Texas, authorities sayAdded: 27.01.2021 6:54 | 8 views | 0 commentsAt least two people were found dead after an hours-long SWAT team standoff in central Austin, Texas, on Tuesday night, authorities say.
Holocaust Memorial Day: 'British citizenship saved my mother'
Added: 27.01.2021 8:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsOn Holocaust Memorial Day, Lill Saether reflects on how being born in Newry saved her mother's life.
Holocaust Memorial Day: 'British citizenship saved my mother'
Added: 27.01.2021 8:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsOn Holocaust Memorial Day, Lill Saether reflects on how being born in Newry saved her mother's life.
Coronavirus in Zimbabwe: 'We need vaccines now'
Coronavirus in Zimbabwe: 'We need vaccines now'Added: 27.01.2021 7:16 | 6 views | 0 commentsZimbabwean doctor Dixon Chibanda explains why it's so vital that Zimbabwe gets vaccines urgently.
China mine rescue: Miners saved after knocking on pipe
Added: 27.01.2021 7:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsTwo of the surviving miners have described how they made contact with rescuers while underground.
Joe Biden: The team he hopes can fix the US economy
Joe Biden: The team he hopes can fix the US economyAdded: 27.01.2021 6:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe new US president has called on a team of Ivy League-trained economists and lawyers to "heal" the economy.
Covid: US pharmacist in vaccine tampering guilty plea
Covid: US pharmacist in vaccine tampering guilty pleaAdded: 27.01.2021 6:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsSteven Brandenburg admits he believed inoculation could harm people, prosecutors in Wisconsin say.
Papu Gomez: Sevilla signs Atalanta captain
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla signed Argentine attacking midfielder Alejandro “Papu” Gómez from Atalanta on Tuesday. Sevilla said the former Atalanta captain agreed a contract to June 2024. Gómez played more than 250 games with Atalanta, scoring 59 goals and picking up 71 assists. Sevilla is fourth in the Spanish league. It hosts Valencia on Thursday in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey.
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Leafs Tinker with Lineup Ahead of Rematch Against Flames
The Maple Leafs could see Joey Anderson and Travis Boyd make their debuts as head coach Sheldon Keefe looks to get players in the lineup. CALGARY — After categorizing his team’s win against the Calgary Flames on Sunday as “ugly,” Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe has tinkered with his lineup ahead of a rematch between both clubs. The Maple Leafs moved forwards Jason Spezza and Alexander Barabanov to the extras group. On defense, the Maple Leafs changed things up between the third and fourth pairs. Mikko Lehtonen (left) skating with Zach Bogosian (partially cut off).
Manchester City routs West Brom, into 1st in Premier League table
Fueled by a sparkling attacking display, Manchester City’s players powered to the top of the Premier League for the first time this season — and even the opposition are stopping to admire their work. Make it seven straight wins in the league — and 11 in all competitions — for City in an ominous run of results. City became the ninth side to finish a day in first place this season. Even if Manchester United reclaims the lead on Wednesday by beating Sheffield United, City looks to be the team to beat. Arsenal avenged a defeat to Southampton in the FA Cup at the weekend by beating the Saints 3-1 in the league.
Sources: Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are Currently Negative for COVID-19
Kawhi and PG are currently negative for COVID-19, with the hope that they can join the road trip. Sources have told AllClippers that the All-Stars are currently testing negative for COVID-19. If they continue to test negative, they could potentially join the team by Friday against the Orlando Magic. Lue's tone makes it sound like Kawhi and George may be sick, but we can confirm that the two of them have currently tested negative for COVID-19. The Clippers' next game is Thursday against the Miami Heat, who may be without Jimmy Butler as he is dealing with his own COVID-19 situation.
Leafs' Marner Helps Propel Team to Sweep of Flames
When they needed their stars most, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews delivered to help the Maple Leafs grab another win against the Flames. "I've really been working on that shot with Matts (Matthews)," Marner said. The Maple Leafs made changes to their lineup in an effort to kickstart their offense. Power Play continues to shineThe Toronto Maple Leafs have scored at least one power-play goal in all but one game this season. Mikheyev experimentThe Maple Leafs placed Ilya Mikhevey on the second line with John Tavares and William Nylander.
Baseball Hall of Fame ballot from Tom Verducci: No Bonds or Clemens
Alexander Cleland was a Scottish immigrant who knew very little about baseball, but he essentially came up with the idea of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1934. Then last year the writers elected Larry Walker—with only 8,030 PA. Only four times did Walker play 140 games in a season. The writers elected only eight players in my first seven years of voting. His 903 innings would lower the Hall of Fame bar by 13% from the current low (1,042 by Bruce Sutter). Wagner Career Ranks, Min.
No. 24 Oklahoma Escapes With Road Win Over No. 5 Texas
Oklahoma took advantage of a depleted Texas squad, beating the Longhorns 80-79 Tuesday night. As Oklahoma maintained a 48-41 lead with 16:48 to play in the second half, foul troubles continued for Texas. Three Longhorn players (Matt Coleman, Royce Hamm and Kamaka Hepa) each had four fouls less than four minutes into the second half. Almost midway through the second half, Oklahoma went on a run and lead 54-47. The Sooners went on to take a 10 point lead before Texas connected on some big buckets in response to Oklahoma to narrow the lead.
Sekou Smith: NBA reporter dies at 48 after battle with COVID-19
Longtime NBA Reporter and Analyst Sekou Smith Dies at 48 After Battle With COVID-19The NBA community lost another prominent voice. Sekou Smith, an award-winning basketball writer and NBA TV analyst, passed away at 48 years old after a battle with COVID-19. Smith ended up joining Turner Sports in 2009 and worked as a reporter and an analyst for NBA.com and NBA TV. "I just heard the news about Sekou Smith," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. Sekou has been part of the NBA family for a long time...Just another awful day and we're all so saddened."
Marcus Semien contract: Blue Jays signing infielder to one-year, $18M deal
Free-agent shortstop and third baseman Marcus Semien has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $18 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan and Jon Heyman. Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY SportsThe Blue Jays had been looking at Semien at second base, and per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, that is expected to be Semien's primary position. Semien also had a two-year stint with the Chicago White Sox. His .679 OPS was his lowest since 2014 when he was still a utility man with the White Sox. In 2019, Semien also led all major leagues in games played and plate appearances with the Oakland.
Curt Schilling requests to be removed from 2022 Hall of Fame ballot
After no one was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time since 2013, former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling posted a letter on social media, requesting to be removed from the 2022 ballot. "I can say at this point I am mentally done," Schilling wrote. "I’ve certainly been exposed to racism and sexism and homophobia as it’s part of who human beings are," Schilling wrote in his letter. "You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for Air Jordan’s and big screens," Schilling tweeted. A legacy," Schilling wrote.
No One Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame for First Time Since 2013
No One Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame for First Time Since 2013For the first time since 2013, no players were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This rare occurrence has only happened nine times in 77 years of balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Players have to receive at least 75% of the vote to be elected into Cooperstown. He was 20 votes shy in the 2020 election when Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker were elected. After the voting results were announced, Schilling requested in a letter on Facebook to be removed from the Hall of Fame ballot next year.
How to Back Up Your Most Important Emails
We're all used to having all our emails available in the cloud all the time, easily searchable and on all of our devices. It helps to have at least some of your emails backed up in another location so that you can always get at them, offline or otherwise. Forward Emails to a Backup AccountForwarding emails is one way of backing them up. Gmail actually lets you create a filter for forwarded emails (messages from a specific contact, for example), so you don't get everything forwarded—click the create a filter link next to Forwarding to do this. Finally, for the Outlook web client, click the cog icon (top right), then View all Outlook settings, Email, and Forwarding.
The Best Phones With an Actual Headphone Jack
Ever since Apple removed the 3.5-mm headphone jack from the iPhone in 2016, we've continued to see smartphone manufacturers ax the venerable port. Two—not one, but two—companies brought back the headphone jack to their respective flagship phones. The joy of the 3.5-mm headphone connector is that it’s one of the few truly universal standards left. If a headphone jack is what you need, or even just what you think you might want at some point, give one of these holdouts a try. Many of these picks are in our Best Android Phones and Best Cheap Phones guides, and make sure to check out our Best Cheap Headphones guide, which includes several picks that make use of the 3.5-mm headphone jack.
Nancy Drew casts Tian Richards as Tom Swift for potential spin-off series
Nancy Drew (2019 TV series) Close Streaming OptionsNancy Drew has found her Tom Swift. EW has learned that Tian Richards has landed the starring role for the Nancy Drew potential spin-off Tom Swift, based on the classic book series of the same name. Hsu Taylor reveals that Tom is going to be facing a lot of "fish out of water" experiences both on Nancy Drew and his own series. Like Nancy Drew, Tom Swift comes from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire and is produced through CBS Studios in an effort to create an expanded "Drew-niverse" on the CW. Nancy Drew airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
North Korea Targets—and Dupes—a Slew of Cybersecurity Pros
One early January morning, security researcher Zuk Avraham got a nondescript direct message out of the blue on Twitter: “Hi.” It was from someone named Zhang Guo. Avraham responded with a simple hello later that night, and Zhang wrote back immediately: “Thanks for your reply. I have some questions?” He went on to express interest in Windows and Chrome vulnerabilities and to ask Avraham if he was himself a vulnerability researcher. They had found a flaw in Microsoft Windows, they'd say, or Chrome, depending on the expertise of their target. “I suspected once I saw the shellcode,” he says of the malware payload the attacker deployed in an attempted compromise.
Young Rock casts Rosario Dawson, Randall Park to help Dwayne Johnson become President Rock
Dwayne Johnson is running for president — and he's got some famous help. Okay, technically the 2032 version of the Rock on Young Rock is the one making a bid for the White House, and EW can exclusively reveal that he'll be aided by Rosario Dawson (The Mandalorian) and Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), who are joining the upcoming NBC comedy. Young Rock tells the story of Johnson's upbringing, spotlighting him at ages 10, 15, and 20 (played by Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, and Uli Latukefu). But in addition to narrating, the real Johnson will be playing himself in 2032, as the wrestler-turned-movie-star aims to add president to his multihyphenate title. Park, reuniting with his Fresh Off the Boat boss and Always Be My Maybe director, Nahnatchka Khan, who co-created Young Rock, stars as… Randall Park.
The Resident star Malcolm-Jamal Warner spills Minator tea, dynamic shift with Morris Chestnut's Cain
the Raptor didn't have his hands full with his lady love, the dynamic between him and Dr. Barrett Cain (Morris Chestnut) continues to shift. This, of course, means that Cain will live on at least a few more episodes, a fact that Chapman begrudgingly confirms. And I just love the relationship between Cain and the Raptor, especially now that A.J. Anyone expecting Cain to wake up humbled by his experience may not know him, but Warner has some insight. Since we came back to work so late because of the pandemic, we're shooting two episodes at a time.
Paula Abdul says she's still 'terrified' of Sacha Baron Cohen after being punked in Bruno
"I'm terrified of the man," the Masked Dancer panelist jokes in EW's exclusive clip, after it was suggested the Borat star might be under one of the masks. Paula Abdul says she's still 'terrified' of Sacha Baron Cohen after being punked in BrunoThe Masked Dancer (TV Show) Close Streaming OptionsForget about the clue packages, Paula Abdul is using firsthand experience with Sacha Baron Cohen to guide her guess on The Masked Dancer. "I'm terrified of the man." She said she didn't even know Bruno was really Cohen until nearly a year later when she finally Googled him. Tune into The Masked Dancer on Wednesday to find out if the energetic dancer is unveiled.
Robert Rodriguez is rebooting the Spy Kids franchise
Robert Rodriguez is rebooting his beloved family action adventure franchise, Spy Kids. EW has learned that Skydance Media has optioned the rights to reimagine the franchise alongside original producers Spyglass Media Group and Spy Kids creator Robert Rodriguez. Spyglass owns the franchise, but Skydance will act as the lead studio, overseeing development and production. The original franchise launched in 2001 with Spy Kids, starring Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino as parents and retired spies. The series evolved to include the entire family, all of them spies, in a series of adventures, including 2002's Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, 2003's Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and 2011's Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.
Ioan Gruffudd told wife Alice Evans he's leaving family: report
"We haven't been given a reason except that he 'no longer loves me,'" Alice Evans wrote about the Titanic actor in a since-deleted tweet. Alice Evans tweets husband Ioan Gruffudd 'has announced he is to leave his family': We are 'confused and sad'Alice Evans says her husband, Fantastic Four (2005) star Ioan Gruffudd, has allegedly decided to leave her after 13 years of marriage. "My beloved husband/soulmate of 20 years, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week," Evans, 49, tweeted. Both Alice and I are doing it ourselves," he told PEOPLE at the time. Image zoom Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans in 2011 | Credit: Matt Baron/BEI/ShutterstockAhead of their older daughter's birth, Gruffudd told PEOPLE he had "basically been the best husband in the world" during Evans' pregnancy ("or trying to be," he noted).
Big Sky writer on that winter premiere twist: 'No one is safe'
Big Sky Close Streaming OptionsWarning: This article contains spoilers about Tuesday's episode of Big Sky, "The Wolves Are Always Out for Blood." Image zoom Credit: Darko Sikman/ABCHow much might this reveal complicate things for Cassie and Jenny, especially Cassie? I think it's safe to assume that on Big Sky you should be concerned for everybody's safety at all times. And is she likely to be a help or hindrance to Cassie and Jenny going forward? Things went really, really wrong.
Harvey Guillén breaks down George's empowering exit on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist type TV Show network NBC genre MusicalDramedyWarning: the following story contains spoilers about Wednesday's episode of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, "Zoey's Extraordinary Employee." But if there's anyone who can turn all that around into something positive, it's George (Harvey Guillén) on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. And now that George has been fired from SPRQ Point (twice), Guillén reveals that this was his final episode... for now, at least. That doesn't mean Guillén won't return to Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist at some point in the future. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist 2 airs Tuesdays on NBC.
Nora Roberts defends Alyssa Milano's casting in adaptation of Brazen Virtue
The comments got so out of hand that Roberts was compelled to respond to the backlash personally. "I'm delighted Ms. Milano's been cast in the adaptation of Brazen Virtue for Netflix," Roberts said in an exclusive statement to EW. I spoke my piece, posted it publicly, and stand by it and Ms. Milano. I believe Ms. Milano and I will survive it." "I'm simply and sincerely appalled," Roberts first wrote on Facebook in response to the backlash surrounding Milano.
How Scott Disick feels about Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
There is a certain group of Keeping Up With The Kardashians fans who will always want Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian together. But what with his relationship with Amelia Hamlin and rumours about Kourt dating Blink-182's drummer Travis Barker, it's probably not going to happen right now. A new report from Entertainment Tonight claims Scott has no problem with Kourtney and Travis, it's just that he has to settle in to there being a new person in his ex's life. “Scott hasn't been reacting much to Kourtney and Travis dating," the insider said. However, at the time Barker spoke out to clarify that he and Kourtney were just friends, while an E!
32 Best Valentine's Day Gifts to Give Yourself 2021 — Self-Love Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
I freaking love Valentine’s Day. No, I love Valentine’s Day because I use it as an excuse to buy myself a really freaking good makeup gift or new trendy pair of shoes—ya know, stuff that I wouldn't normally buy myself on a random Sunday. And if you've never used V-Day as an excuse indulge in a little retail therapy, then I highly recommend you try it this year. Below, I've rounded up 32 of the best Valentine's Day gifts for yourself—from a luxury candle that'll sit gorgeously on your coffee table to a fancy blow dryer that's well worth the money. Spoiling yourself this V-Day is all about wants rather than needs—but trust me when I say you prob also need these in your life.
Charli and Dixie D’Amelio Are Both Experts in All Things Fancy—but Who Has the Bougier Taste?
They’ve danced all the dances, nailed all the skits, and gained millions and millions of followers in a *very* short period of time. Charli and Dixie played our fancy(ish) game where we gave them two of the same products. Megan Uy Editorial Assistant Megan is the Editorial Fellow at Cosmo where she covers fashion, beauty, and pop culture. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Everything You Need to Start Streaming, According to Twitch Streamers
Photo: TwitchIf you’re starting to feel as though everyone is streaming during the pandemic, that’s because they are. According to The Verge, 2020 was the “year of the Twitch streamer,” with millions of people spending 1.6 billion hours on Twitch. Alexander “Alexotos” Medeot, whose channel focuses on building and designing mechanical keyboards, advises beginners to start small — and be brief. In terms of content, Medeot says, “Make sure you enjoy the content you’re streaming. Best premium microphone for streamingBest budget USB microphone for streamingBlue Yeti USB Microphone $127 $127 The benefit of a USB microphone is that it’s compatible with almost all computers; just plug it into a USB jack.
The Best E-Greeting-Card Services (for When Snail Mail Isn’t an Option)
Photo-Illustration: retailersEven before the pandemic, the process of going to the drugstore to find an actually great greeting card, procuring a stamp, and dropping the card in the mailbox was laborious. Electronic greeting cards make the process so much easier. Some e-card services will even physically send out your “handwritten” card, without you ever having to touch it. Buy at Punchbowl BuyPaperless Post From $10 Photo: retailer Paperless Post is another electronic service known for its invitations, but it also offers really beautiful greeting cards. $4 at Culture Greetings BuyDaySpring If you’re in search of a religious greeting card, Christian company DaySpring has you covered.
Adaptation on the Floor: Sarah Snook Will Lead Jane Austen’s Persuasion
Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/ShutterstockDon’t you even think about telling this casting news to fuck off. Succession star and backless-sweater icon Sarah Snook will be starring in a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, a period drama filled with romantic trials and tribulations that served as Austen’s final novel. “As Anne ponders missed opportunities,” the adaptation teases, “she must consider her own regrets and unwavering, possibly unrequited love.” It’s almost too easy to cast Austen-adaptation legend and Waystar Royco executive Matthew Macfadyen as Snook’s love interest, but will that stop us anyway? Update, January 27, 2021: Persuasion has found its Wentworth in Joel Fry (Yesterday, Game of Thrones) and we look forward to watching him and Snook’s Anne trade longing glances and witty repartee in period costume. Jessica Swale is writing the adapted screenplay and Mahalia Belo has signed on to direct.
Judge Blocks Biden From Implementing 100-Day Deportation Ban
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesPresident Biden’s ambitious plan to reset the domestic agenda by executive order has hit its first legal snag: On Tuesday, a federal judge in Texas issued a temporary restraining order blocking the new administration from enforcing its 100-day ban on most deportations. Tipton’s order is in response to a lawsuit filed by Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, who sued two days into the new administration to stop the deportation ban. Contesting the policy, Paxton cited an eleventh-hour state agreement with the Department of Homeland Security designed to frustrate efforts to rescind the former president’s policies. Under Obama, he led challenges against DACA, the Clean Power Plan, and the use of Title IX to enforce transgender rights in public schools. While Judge Tipton’s restraining order blocks the partial deportation ban Biden promised during the campaign, it does not affect other aspects of the president’s immigration policy, including the end to the Trump travel ban and a plan to provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants currently in the U.S.
The My Pillow Guy Has Been Banned From Twitter
And this week, he has been booted off of Twitter for his repeated dissemination of lies about the 2020 election. Twitter told Politico on Monday that it “suspended [Lindell] for repeated violations of our civic integrity policy,” and subsequently confirmed that the suspension would be permanent. As the Washington Post points out, it remains unclear which of Lindell’s tweets lost him Twitter access. A number of retailers have dropped My Pillow since the Capitol riot, although Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s cited low demand. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.
Ginny & Georgia Trailer: Gilmore Girls Breaks Bad
It seems like Ginny & Georgia is aware that its log-line — teen mother and her daughter move to a picturesque New England town — might sound a tad familiar to viewers, because its trailer, which dropped today, addresses the parallels right off the bat. “We’re like the Gilmore Girls, but with bigger boobs,” Georgia (Brianne Howey) tells her daughter, Ginny (Antonia Gentry), a mere ten seconds into the trailer, but that isn’t the only difference Ginny & Georgia seems to offer. The trailer hints that Georgia has had to turn to a life of crime to provide for Ginny, with Georgia intoning ominously, “I’ve done things I’m not proud of, but I’d do ‘em again,” over a shot of what looks like her committing arson. Perhaps we were all so distracted by the similarities to Gilmore Girls that we overlooked the other show Ginny & Georgia may have been borrowing from all along. Ginny & Georgia arrives on Netflix on February 24.
The 30 Best Movies for Kids on Hulu
Here are 30 worthy films to distract the little ones or schedule an entire family movie night around (if you have the energy after homeschooling). Still, kids love to see new stuff, and this was very recently in theaters, so will likely be a major draw on Hulu. ), this is actually the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time, a title it’s held for almost 20 years now. It became something of a punch line, but this family film was huge when it was first in theaters. Disney+ has stolen almost all the superhero movies but Sam Raimi’s original version of the webslinger is still on Hulu.
A Baby and a Dragon Save the Day in New Raya and the Last Dragon Trailer
Update January 26, 2021: The official trailer for Raya and the Last Dragon just dropped, giving us a closer look at the movie’s magical mythology beyond its similarities to a certain other cartoon fantasy. “I’m not, like, the best dragon,” the last dragon admits. Raya and the Last Dragon hits theaters and Disney+ on March 5. October 21, 2020Hurry up and finish that Legend of Korra rewatch before Disney introduces you to a new heroine, Raya. “My name is Raya.” Joining her on the quest to find the last dragon, which is voiced by Awkwafina, is her adorable armadillo sidekick, Tuk Tuk.
Barge Full of Gowanus Sludge Sinks Into Gowanus Sludge
The blighted banks of the Gowanus Canal. Photo: Max TouheyIt’s been two steps forward and one step back for the Gowanus Canal cleanup this week — or one barge, rather. The EPA says the barge contained debris laced with noxious chemicals, like coal tar, scooped up from the canal bed as part of its multi-million dollar Superfund cleanup. Dredging the so-called black mayonnaise from the canal has been temporarily halted so crews can concentrate on securing the downed barge. If not, there might need to be a smaller Gowanus Bay cleanup too.
CDC Study: Students Can Return to In-Person School With Proper Precautions
Photo: Denver Post via Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has weighed in on one of the pandemic’s most heated public-health policy debates. On Monday, CDC researchers published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association determining that the schools with in-person classes considered in the review showed very little COVID-19 transmission when students and staff wore masks and practiced proper social distancing. Another CDC study published on Tuesday analyzing 17 rural K-12 schools in Wisconsin with high rates of mask wearing found that just seven in 191 COVID-19 cases recorded could be traced back to at-school transmission. And a third CDC report published on Tuesday considered high-school wrestling tournaments in Florida where almost a third of those participating and officiating tested positive for COVID after the events. “The conclusion here is with proper prevention efforts … we can keep transmission in schools and educational settings quite low,” Honein added.
RS Recommends: The Most Comfortable Masks We’ve Tested Are 50% Off at Everlane
If you’re looking for the most comfortable face mask, now’s a great time to stock up on Everlane’s 100% Human Face Masks, which are up to 50% off right now, for a serious discount. It’s worth noting that these masks are 100 percent cotton, so it’s best to wash them on the cold cycle. If you’re shopping for fewer face masks to add to your collection and want a more trendy option, go for one of the three-packs, below. Everlane says that when you buy the 100% Human Face Mask, it will make a 10 percent donation from each sale to the ACLU. You can shop more of Everlane’s on-sale face masks below, and see its full mask selection here.
Netflix Boards Venice, Toronto Winner ‘The Disciple,’ Executive Produced by Alfonso Cuaron
Netflix has acquired Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane’s Venice and Toronto winner “The Disciple,” executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron, and will release it exclusively on the platform. The film was awarded the FIPRESCI prize and the best screenplay award at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival. It also played at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Amplify Voices Award. Earlier this week, the film was nominated at the Independent Spirit Awards in the best international feature category. I was honored to get the opportunity to work with a creative genius (and my mentor) like Alfonso Cuaron.
Read These ‘Bridgerton’ Books While Waiting for Season 2 to Stream on Netflix
While Netflix has announced that they will renew Bridgerton for a second season, it may be a while before another swoon-worthy batch of episodes is available. Quinn’s original Bridgerton series has eight novels that follow the trials and tribulations, and of course, the romantic lives of the other Bridgerton siblings. While you eagerly await Season 2, here’s our guide to catching up on the eight Bridgerton novels, and how to read them in order. During the high-society courting season, eldest Bridgerton daughter Daphne agrees to fake a courtship with the mysterious Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Here are some books about the real Regency era, if you want the historical glimpse behind your favorite Bridgerton novels.
Dwayne Johnson Runs for President in New ‘Young Rock’ Trailer
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reflects on his formative years while being interviewed as a presidential candidate during the year 2032 in the new trailer for NBC’s Young Rock. Co-created by Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat, Always Be My Maybe) and Johnson, the comedy series based on the wrestler-actor’s life premieres on February 16th. “To understand me,” Johnson tells the interviewer, “you gotta understand where I came from.” Actor Randall Park, who portrays himself as a journalist in 2032, covers Johnson’s campaign journey in the series, as Entertainment Weekly reports. Rosario Dawson, who makes a brief appearance in the trailer, will play General Monica Jackson, and will serve as “a very integral key to Dwayne Johnson’s presidential campaign,” according to EW. In addition to Johnson portraying himself as he runs for president, he also serves as narrator.
Vijay Blockbuster ‘Master’ to Bow on Amazon Prime Video
“Master,” starring South Indian box office darling Vijay, will make its streaming debut on Amazon Prime Video worldwide on Jan. 29. The film released Jan. 13 in India in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi language versions, over the Pongal holiday frame. “ ‘Master’ film has brought two very strong actors face to face. “However, with the film’s global digital release on Amazon Prime Video, we are hoping to reach a wider audience that’s been at home, and to reach regions that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. Vijay’s co-star in “Master,” Vijay Sethupathi, referred to as “Makkal Selvan” (people’s treasure) by his fans, also has a massive fan following.
The North Face Nuptse Jacket Is the Hottest Item Online, Says Lyst
The North Face’s 1996 Nuptse jacket was the most-searched product during that period, and it was the first time the same item has topped both the Lyst Index’s hottest women’s and men’s products rankings. Birkenstock’s shearling-lined Boston clogs were the second hottest women’s product with searches for the style jumping 367 percent, compared to the same period in 2019. The unlined version of the Boston appears on the men’s hottest products list in seventh place. Having climbed 10 places into third place, it was the highest the brand has ever placed in the Lyst Index’s hottest brands ranking. It generated big online buzz with its online fashion and film festival #GucciFest and dressing Harry Styles for American Vogue.
‘Vikings: Valhalla’: Netflix Unveils Cast for Upcoming Spin-Off Series
Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, Leo Suter, Bradley Freegard, and a slew of other actors will star in Netflix's upcoming historical action series. Netflix has unveiled the cast for “Vikings: Valhalla,” the streaming service’s upcoming historical action-drama series. Corlett will portray Leif Eriksson. Leif comes from a tightly-knit family steeped in the old pagan beliefs. “Vikings: Valhalla,” which has yet to announce a release date, is produced by MGM Television and is written and created by Jeb Stuart.
Journey Frontman Arnel Pineda on the Band’s New Record, Dreams of a Steve Perry Reunion
In early 2020, Journey frontman Arnel Pineda flew back to his native Manila after playing a corporate gig in Texas. We checked in with Pineda via Zoom to talk about his lockdown life in Manila, the in-progress Journey record, the upcoming biopic about his life, and why he still dreams about a Journey reunion with Steve Perry. I’m delivering on the legacy that the Voice [Steve Perry] has left behind. I think I’m going to use my voice. I think I’m going to do that too.
No Class of 2021: Bonds, Schilling, Clemens Fall Short in Hall of Fame Vote
There will not be a Class of 2021 in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the museum’s president Tim Mead announced Tuesday. Schilling, whose post-career antics and political views put him under the microscope, fell just 16 votes in arrears of the requisite 75% for election. In a letter to the Hall of Fame published after the vote, he asked to be removed from consideration next year, his final year of eligibility on the writers’ ballot. Bonds and Clemens, who were suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs during otherwise stellar careers, remained at about the same levels they were last year. I know math and I know trends and I know I will not attain the 75% threshold for induction.
Columbia Students Wage the Largest Tuition Strike in Nearly 50 Years
On January 22, students at Columbia University in New York began the largest tuition strike in nearly 50 years. With the tuition deadline behind them, students say they plan on withholding payment until the university’s administration agrees to both reduce the cost of attendance and increase financial aid by 10%. “Beyond systemically failing Black folx on campus, Columbia has also destroyed much of the once majority Black neighborhood of West Harlem,” MAD’s letter reads. The ongoing tuition strike hearkens back to the Columbia protests of 1968, which resulted in an occupation of Columbia’s Hamilton Hall to protest the university’s construction of a segregated gymnasium in neighboring Morningside Park. “The tuition strike at Columbia is about building a more democratic higher education system,” says Labiba Chowdhury, a student at City College of New York and co-chair of YDSA’s national organization.
Durham County to Open Mass Vaccination 'Mega-Site'
Durham County Public Health Director Rodney Jenkins announced on Monday that the county will open a “mega-site” capable of administering 45,000 COVID-19 vaccines each week, beginning next month. According to the public health department’s website, the mass vaccination site will operate seven days a week. The county is working with state emergency management and public health officials, along with Fidelity Investments, to open the mega-site. Durham County Commissioners Vice-Chair Wendy Jacobs said she’s thrilled at the prospect of a mega-site to administer the COVID-19 vaccine doses. “That’s the sure-fire way of beating the variants.”There are currently 1,255 total active coronavirus cases in Durham County, Jenkins said.
A Tale of Two Inauguration Memes
Much like the Bernie mittens meme, the video and still images of Spencer’s punching were ubiquitous. Spencer, who claims to have coined the term “alt-right,” treated the inauguration as a victory lap for his brand of Third Reich–inspired reactionary politics aimed at creating a white ethno state. Spencer came to represent the larger white nationalist current in American politics that saw itself as ascendant alongside Trump. Today, many of those same people who protested Trump are now sharing memes of Bernie Sanders sitting masked and socially distanced at President Biden’s inauguration. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders is the new chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and, with both houses of Congress in Democratic control and Biden as president, he plans to be “aggressive” in pushing through a progressive agenda.
Triangle Businesses Clean Up at Annual Good Food Awards
× Expand via Fullsteam's Instagram Fullsteam's winning Pear & Sumac beerFullsteam Brewery announced Saturday that its Pear & Sumac saison, made with foraged ingredients, had won a 2021 Good Food Award. The saison, part of Fullsteam's Pierre Delecto limited release series, is the eighth Good Food Awards victory for the Bull City brewery. The Triangle raked in the awards this year, pulling in nine of the 11 received throughout the state. The Good Food Awards, an annual celebration from the Good Food Foundation, announced winners during a virtual ceremony on Friday night. You can explore a map of the 2021 winners on the Good Food Awards website, or search by category from coffee to fish.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and (Not) Love My Job
I worked through edits of a story while news alerts flickered across my computer monitor, over and over again, demanding my attention, my interest. The most lucid moments in Jaffe’s writing come in the form of her blunt redefinitions of commonplace ideas. The occupation operates in a space, Jaffe argues, where devotion and love for the work is intrinsic to the value of the job. What undergirds Jaffe’s range of case studies is her central point that that love and work should not be in bed together and that it’s our job, even if we do love what we do, to deliberately separate them. We can and should demand more for ourselves, and for the companies that employ us to treat us better.
Our Government Needs to Prioritize Veteran Well-Being Over Endless War
The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Still, a 2008 study by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat estimated that indirect deaths from war are at least four times as high as deaths sustained in combat. At the Costs of War Project, we’ve started to examine the effects of war on human health and mortality, particularly in America’s war zones. To me, what that bill truly represented was the massive and unseen costs of America’s post-9/11 wars at home and abroad. It seems that we Americans still care more about waging war in distant lands than about protecting our own people right here at home.
Restraining Order Halting the Deportations Moratorium Politicizes Safety
The safety and lives of people are being politicized at a time when the country should be coming together to improve our shared future.”Read more:SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Never Miss a Beat. Get our best delivered to your inbox. Human Rights Challenges Remain in Biden Executive Actions on Restoring the Right to Seek Safety in the U.S. (news release, 1/20/21)All families seeking safety should be safe, free and together. People can learn more about Amnesty International USA’s work on the issue here. People can learn about Amnesty International USA’s priorities for the Biden administration here.
People’s Action: We’re Living Through a Climate Emergency. Now Let’s Act Like It
"Folks have wondered what Democrats’ first big push will be, and now we know it’s comprehensive climate action. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is doing right by backing a bold agenda that’s rooted in our communities. Now, it’s time for Joe Biden to step into the mantle of the climate president by declaring a climate emergency and aligning his unprecedented $2 trillion investment plan to the principles of THRIVE. "Many of our communities have already been devastated by wildfires, floods, heatwaves, and if we don’t move, this will only get worse. The agenda calls for climate, labor, and racial justice: specifically, 100% clean energy by 2035; the PRO-act for worker justice; and, investing $2 trillion in green jobs and infrastructure with 40% directed to environmental justice communities.
Congress Must Act Quickly to Secure Higher Minimum Wage
WASHINGTON - Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the introduction of the Raise the Wage Act of 2021:“There’s no denying that working people are in desperate need of a fairer federal minimum wage. The Raise the Wage Act will address inequities among historically marginalized groups and increase wages for millions — including the essential workers who have sacrificed so much for all of us through the COVID-19 crisis. It’s crucially important that Congress act swiftly by passing this legislation to give working people and their families the economic opportunity they need and deserve.”In 2019, The Leadership Conference testified before the House Education and Labor Committee in support of the Raise the Wage Act. And in 2018, The Leadership Conference’s sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, along with the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, released a report, “Bare Minimum: Why We Need to Raise Wages for America’s Lowest-Paid Families.” Bare Minimum makes the case for raising wages and eliminating carve-outs to the federal minimum wage that is grounded in history, economics, and movements across the country, and particularly in the lived experience of our nation’s lowest-paid working people.
Sanders, Top Democrats Introduce Bill Raising Minimum Wage to $15 by 2025
The Raise the Wage Act of 2021 would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 in five steps over the next four years. Beginning in 2026, the federal minimum wage would be indexed to median wage growth. "Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 will be a boost to the economy, and a boost to our sales. “It is a national disgrace that the minimum wage has lost over 30 percent of its purchasing power since 1968. Now is the time to raise the minimum wage to a living wage – at least $15 an hour.
Patriotic Millionaires Praise the Raise the Wage Act as "An Incredible Long-Term Economic Stimulus"
This would be the first increase in the federal minimum wage in over a decade. The current federal minimum wage of just $7.25 an hour has left a wide swath of the American workforce unable to fully participate in our consumer economy. Raising the minimum wage is about so much more than just helping poor workers - it’s an incredible long-term economic stimulus. Critics will say we can't afford to raise wages in the middle of a pandemic. But with businesses closing left and right because they don't have enough customers, we can't afford not to raise wages right now.
Progressives Call On Biden To Ban Gulf Coast Drilling And Create Millions of Clean Energy Jobs
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, President Biden is expected to sign an executive order to combat climate change domestically and elevate the issue as a national security priority. President Biden has already suspended new oil and gas leasing for 60 days. “The bare minimum is permanently halting new fossil fuel infrastructure on public lands and water that our government owns. To meet this goal, the United States must stop selling off federal land and waters to fossil fuel development. The fossil fuel industry is an existential threat to Florida.
'Time for Talk Is Over. No More Excuses,' Says Sanders as Lawmakers Intro $15 Minimum Wage Bill
It is time for Congress to act to raise the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour." "Do I think we have 50 votes plus one [from Vice President Kamala Harris] to pass a $15-an-hour minimum wage? "A $15 minimum wage by 2025 would generate $107 billion in higher wages for workers," said Zipperer. "Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 will help reduce poverty, narrow racial and gender pay gaps, and stimulate the economy. Minimum wage workers deserve a raise.
Coalition Calls for Urgent Action On Livestock Antibiotic Overuse
WASHINGTON - The Antibiotics Off The Menu (AOTM) coalition has released a statement calling for the Biden Administration to address the ongoing global threat of antibiotic resistance at the federal level, and for the restaurant industry to continue taking action to limit the use of medically important antibiotics on livestock. Through AOTM, Center for Food Safety works in coalition with other public interest, animal welfare, and environmental groups seeking to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in treating sick people and sick animals. Jaydee Hanson, policy director at Center for Food Safety, released the following statement:SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Never Miss a Beat. “Bacterial resistance to antibiotic drugs is one of the most serious global health threats in the world today. Before COVID-19, diseases like Tuberculosis were death sentences to millions of people around the world, while medically important antibiotics used to treat them were fed to chicken, pigs, and cows.
On Eve of Fossil Fuel Lease Moratorium, Biden Urged to Permanently Protect US Coast From Offshore Drilling
Read @Oceana’s latest analysis: https://t.co/4e70v6piJ2 #ProtectOurCoast pic.twitter.com/ZBH65iR8jp — Oceana (@oceana) January 26, 2021SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Never Miss a Beat. "By permanently protecting our coasts from dirty offshore drilling and advancing clean energy sources like offshore wind, we can simultaneously combat climate change and safeguard our clean coast economy." A drilling moratorium would go a long way toward this goal, argues Oceana campaign director Diane Hoskins. "By permanently protecting our coasts from dirty offshore drilling and advancing clean energy sources like offshore wind, we can simultaneously combat climate change and safeguard our clean coast economy," she said. "President Biden has an incredible opportunity to act on climate change and protect our coasts once and for all by closing the chapter on future offshore oil leasing," Hoskins added.
The Environmental Justice Movement Takes Center Stage in the Biden Administration
Stinnett also said that nearly 7,000 environmental voters who cast ballots in the Senate runoff did not vote in the presidential election. Regan became the nominee after environmental justice activists resisted the possible appointment of California air regulator Mary Nichols. For too long, the voice of environmental justice has waxed and waned with the political winds. That, to me, has the potential to be transformative.”Transformation would mean that the once lonely voice of environmental justice is no longer in the wilderness. To borrow from Vidaurre, it’s very validating when the environmental justice community need not yell out to the wind.
After Delaying Trump Impeachment Trial, All But 5 GOP Senators Vote in Favor of Saying Now It's Too Late
House impeachment managers delivered the article to the Senate on Monday. While senators were sworn in on Tuesday for Trump's second impeachment trial, arguments aren't set to start until February 9. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday claimed that the trial is unconstitutional and forced a procedural vote on the matter. The 55-45 vote signals that the necessary two-thirds of senators do not support a conviction. That polling results also showed that 52% of the U.S. public wants the Senate to convict Trump on the impeachment charge.
As Planet Cooks, One of the World's Coldest Towns Bids to Host 2032 Summer Olympics
"So, there was this crazy idea: to host the Summer Games in one of the coldest towns on the planet." The risks will be severe and unavoidable," said Joe Hobbs, a Fridays For Future activist and operations director for Climate Cardinals. "Global warming does not have to be a self-fulfilling prophecy and everyone can make a significant and decisive contribution to stop this process." "Global warming does not have to be a self-fulfilling prophecy and everyone can make a significant and decisive contribution to stop this process." "The ice sheets are now following the worst-case climate warming scenarios set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change," Slater added.
'A Big Step': Progressives Welcome Biden Executive Order Ending DOJ Private Prison Contracts, But Say This Is Just the Start
President Biden: "We've never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation." It does not apply to other federal agencies that contract with private prisons, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Kudos to @JoeBiden for swiftly ending DOJ contracts with private prisons. Private prisons and private detention centers should NOT exist. https://t.co/3Fsk3E2Twr — Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) January 26, 2021The order on prisons was one of a set of racial equity measures enacted by Biden on Tuesday.
Now Make It 'Permanent': Environmental Groups Applaud Biden's Plan to Pause New Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands
President @JoeBiden has the power to stop fracking on public lands. A temporary pause on drilling and fracking is good news, but we need a permanent ban on federal lands and everywhere! "Make this temporary fracking pause permanent and continue to tackle fossil fuel development and infrastructure everywhere it exists." "The bare minimum is permanently halting new fossil fuel infrastructure on public lands and water that our government owns." The only way President @JoeBiden can truly “build back better” is by listening to the science & banning fracking on public lands.
What Biden Wars Will Actually Look Like
The virality of these shares has inspired clickbait titles like “Joe Biden Invades Syria with Convoy of U.S. Another inaccurate narrative that’s gone completely viral is the claim that Biden is sending more troops to Iraq. Trump may not have started any “new wars,” but he kept the old ones going and inflamed some of them. Rather than a throwback to “new wars” and the old-school ground invasions of the Bush era, the warmongering we’ll be seeing from the Biden administration is more likely to look like this. It appears clear that this would be the Biden administration’s preferred method of warmongering if given the choice.
January 27, 2021 – Consortiumnews
On this day in 2018 Consortium News lost its founder and editor Robert Parry, who succumbed to cancer at 68. We look back on his life in this video of his memorial service held on April 14, 2018. Read more ?
More US Lawmakers Urged to Speak Out Against ‘Vaccine Apartheid’ for Palestinians
The progressive Jewish organization IfNotNow questions why more Democrats aren’t decrying Israel’s exclusion of millions of people in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. “The Netanyahu administration has a moral and humanitarian obligation to ensure that both Israelis and Palestinians have access to vaccines,” she wrote. Netanyahu must ensure that both Israelis and Palestinians have access to the Covid vaccine. “If it is the responsibility of the Israeli Health Minister to take care of the Palestinians what exactly is the responsibility of the Palestinian Health Minister? “Israel’s Covid-19 vaccine program highlights the institutionalized discrimination that defines the Israeli government’s policy towards Palestinians.
The NCAA’s “Compromises” on Paying Athletes Are Bullshit ? Current Affairs
Within the next year, it seems likely that most, if not all, college athletes will be legally entitled to earn money from playing sports. * The difference between these two approaches, between allowing college athletes to make money and actually paying college athletes, is profound. Before the issue arrived at a statehouse near you, the fight over compensating college athletes raged in the courts. The NCAA has accepted, in principle, the idea that college athletes will get compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness. Booker’s bill recognizes what the Florida and Colorado laws deny: college athletes’ free labor is being exploited for profit.
'We Need to Continue to Fight': Federal Judge Blocks Biden's 100-Day Freeze on Deportations
BREAKING: Judge Tipton blocks the Biden administration's 100 day deportation moratorium. Big initial loss for the Biden administration as it moves forward with its immigration policies. "The court's order shows the uphill battle President Biden has in trying to reverse the prior administration's immigration restrictions." #FamiliesBelongTogetherhttps://t.co/oKN8Nw3uIb — Human Rights First (@humanrights1st) January 26, 2021"This action is a good start, but doesn't impact already separated families. Biden must reunite separated families in the U.S. and provide them citizenship, resources, and care," tweeted the ACLU, which is working to reunite families.
Three Years Ago Today…
On this day in 2018 Consortium News lost its founder and editor Robert Parry, who succumbed to cancer at 68. We look back on his life in this video of his memorial service held on April 14, 2018. Bob’s wife, Diane Duston, introduced friends and colleagues to recount their memories of Bob, whose work impacted the nation. We present here a video of the entire memorial for the many admirers of Bob and his groundbreaking journalism. Please click on “Watch on YouTube.” The National Football League has blocked the video from playing directly on Consortium News because it contains a very short clip of an NFL game.
Will corporations really make Republicans pay for trying to overturn the election?
Josh HawleyWhat do major corporations mean when they say they’re cutting off campaign contributions to the congressional Republicans who tried to overturn the election in order to keep Donald Trump in power? It depends which company you’re talking about, because they’re all over the map. Others are somehow bothsidesing this, cutting off all federal campaign contributions. Still others are talking big but leaving the door open to resume contributions in time for the 2022 elections. Which makes the effort to undermine democracy perhaps the biggest thing Republicans have done to get corporate money out of politics in the past decade.
Toosdai Critters: Idle Paws
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Jesus, please take the wheel!
His type of questioning in that hearing is a small part of what I have dealt with white people in the rural areas in the state senate district. That didn't happen because the state legislative, and the state executive branches are controlled by the Ohio Republican Party. What makes this crazy is he is heading the state Senate Health Committee and his cousin, Ohio State Senator Matt Huffman, is helping him. And yes, I also wouldn't be surprised if Republican county sheriffs, Nino Vitale, LarryHouseholder, or any other Ohio Republican state representatives or state senators decide to run for this seat. Jesus, please take the wheel.
Well.....We're Waiting........Ms. James? Mr. Vance? Ms. Willis? It's Been Almost a Whole Week.
Remember, as president, Trump had some extra-special-presidential-ways of staving off prosecutions. Led by Democratic Attorney General Letitia James, the office is conducting a civil-fraud probe into Mr. Trump's financial dealings." And others questions you have about presidential immunity, and what will happen after DJT heads to Florida. Presidential immunity is a thing, but it’s not as all-encompassing as it sounds. In the two years she’s been in office, James’ office has filed 76 lawsuits against the Trump administration, of which it has won over 80%.
HOLY SHHH: Tucker Carlson Defends Your Right To Believe That Democrats Eat Babies
To the contrary, Fox News has actually made an even sharper turn to the right since the November election. No one on Fox News is more guilty of toxic, dishonest politics than Tucker Carlson. "Once politicians attempt to tell you what to believe," Carlson warned, "they are no longer politicians. In other words, No reasonable viewer would believe Carlson's BS. And as Carlson said above, "If they succeed in controlling what you believe you are no longer a citizen.
Suffragist Eunice Foote was first to describe the greenhouse gas effect- a man got the credit.
Her heroism was not limited to the women's movement of her time. She was the first person to describe the greenhouse gas effect in climate science over 150 years ago. Greenhouse gases, as you know, help heat the planet, and they are the reason why civilization was able to survive and thrive on earth for thousands of years. But humanity has increased greenhouse gases beyond safe limits, threatening civilization's collapse and a likely (if current emission trends are not reversed) extinction event. Three years later, a male scientist presented her findings and has since been known as the father of climate science.
Biden Day Seven: First 100 Days
Biden signs executive action for racial equality. Mc Connell giving Biden a hard time. Susan Rice spoke for criminal justice reform Biden giving help from Fema then says, “Xenophobia is ‘unacceptable’”. Biden will Restore and expand the voting rights act. Biden will use Defense Production Act to expedite vaccine production.
Biden Calls Putin, Puts Him on Notice
Sorry, Putin, looks like your days of pushing around the White House are over. America has a real President again, one who is not afraid to directly confront you about interfering in our democracy. Oh, and that thing about putting bounties on American troops. Because we, and President Biden, aren’t going to let you forget about that one any time soon. I’m sure it was nice dealing with a total boot-licking pushover, but those times are over.
Trump Himself Suggested A Former President Can Be Impeached
The WeekWith former President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial looming, several Republicans in the upper chamber are reportedly rallying around the argument that impeaching a president who is already out of office is unconstitutional. As The Dispatch and Politico note, scholars in legal circles that span the political spectrum generally disagree, and Trump himself suggested ex-presidents could be tried a year ago. Per The Washington Post, when Trump was impeached for the first time, he complained that Congress should be going after former President Barack Obama instead over comments he made about health care. "We should impeach him for that," Trump said. Gaetz didn't change his mind this time around, though he made the case Trump's actions aren't impeachment-worthy.
Bye Pillow: Twitter Stuffs Mike Lindell and We All Can Sleep Better Tonight
There’s a lot of pillow talk in the Twitterverse now that My Pillow guy Mike Lindell has been permanently suspended from the social media platform for spreading election conspiracy lies. x Twitter, to Mike Lindell. pic.twitter.com/XEsPmZIHPp — Blue Hog Report (@BlueHogReport) January 26, 2021x Twitter just smothered the MyPillow guy's Twitter account with his own crappy pillow. x Retweet if you’ll be able to sleep easier now that Twitter permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell for his blatant election lies. x My Pillow Guy Deflated pic.twitter.com/Q9f4x3B2lQ — Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) January 26, 2021x Now we know why My Pillow stinks!
FOX 'News' Continues Disinformation on COVID-19; Their MAGA "Expert DOC, Marc Siegel, is Complicit
There were record 4k + record deaths after the freaking lull… MORONS!! ”Siegel is board-certified in internal medicine and a coordinator of the NYU Langone Medical Center’s partnership with Sirius-XM Satellite RWNJ Radio . Marc Siegel is a Doctor and a Fox “news” SHILL spreading disinformation. Marc Siegal is the Doc that BLOTUS heard comparing Covid-19 to the flu… cementing RW false consensus bias. Marc Siegel is the Doc who interviewed the moron -in -chief in the ""Person, woman, man camera TV,” interview )parodied by Colbert) nodding agreement letting tRUMP lie and say how difficult his simple cognitive test really was… “I watch you.
Huge coalition of groups calls on the new Democratic Congress to act now on immigration
“Biden introduced a bold and sweeping immigration bill on day one,” campaign steering committee member America’s Voice said. “The new administration has already rolled out eight major executive actions on immigration policy. Biden’s initial actions on immigration policy are a welcome departure from the racism and xenophobia of the Trump era. Now it will be crucial for the administration to continue to take action to undo the criminalization and punitive nature of the immigration detention system.”The groups introduced the campaign in a moving video. “We are on the cusp of dismantling a dysfunctional, unjust, and inhumane immigration system, and winning laws and policies that respect the dignity and rights of immigrants.
He's in (Jeff Jackson for NC-Sen)
Jeff Jackson for NC-Sen.OK guys, this is HUGE. Jeff Jackson is a Mecklenburg County NC Democrat. He was my State Senator since 2014, until I lost him in the most recent redistricting. But I have stayed on his email list and followed him anyway because he’s great at communicating to the public how the state legislative sausage is made (or isn’t made since we’re in the grip of Republican obstructionists). We knew something had changed the other day when this news appeared on the Jeff Jackson timeline:And today came the official announcement:Jeff Jackson announcement videoHaving been a constituent for years, I think Jeff Jackson is the candidate that can win NC in 2022, and I encourage everyone to get behind him early, and often.
Covid vaccine availability in the United States
They expect to be able to produce 100 million doses for the US by the end of June. One shot seems to produce good immunity although a second booster shot may be helpful. The Biden administration has announced a new goal of administering 150 million doses of Covid vaccine in the first 100 days. Administration of 150 million doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will provide full protection for 75 million people. It is not clear if people with mild or asymptomatic Covid all develop good immunity.
Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day: Steve Palazzo- 2021 Update
We first noticed Mississippi Congressman Steve Palazzo because of how homophobic he is, but right now, we're focusing on how he's begun supporting a bunch of deranged seditionists who attacked the capitol on 1/6. And, we have concerns about Steve Palazzo because of his close ties with the anti-gay hate group, the Family Research Council, and its lunatic leader, Tony Perkins. Mind you, that isn’t the only example we have of Steve Palazzo irrationally hating President Obama. That would be the government shutdown that PALAZZO VOTED TO CREATE. One Year Ago, January 26th, 2020: Steve Palazzo (MS)… Original ProfileTwo Years Ago, January 26th, 2019: Phil Bryant (MS)… 2019 UpdateThree Years Ago, January 26th, 2018: Phil Bryant (MS)… 2018 UpdateFour Years Ago, January 26th, 2017:Phil Bryant (MS)… 2017 UpdateFive Years Ago, January 26th, 2016: Phil Bryant (MS)… 2016 UpdateSix Years Ago, January 26th, 2015: Phil Bryant (MS)… Original Profile
The amazing, terrifying fantasy world of the Fox News viewer
As Matt Gertz, writing for Media Matters, notes, its coverage and fealty to the Trump administration provided record viewership for Fox News. The following will hopefully help describe that person, as based on my own observations (with help from highlighted sources):Unsurprisingly, the typical Fox News viewer is white and male. Our Fox News viewer believes that the Black Lives Matter movement is as violent or more violent than the Ku Klux Klan. At the same time he believes Democrats are plotting to outlaw the possession of firearms. Fox viewers are taught over and over to believe they’re under constant assault and must therefore continue tuning in, for the good of themselves and the nation.
1% PRESIDENT: The Aftermath
#trump is exactly the type of self-centered, shameless, transactional character the FOUNDERS warned us about. The end of this miserable joke of a Presidency on Jan. 20, 2021(hopefully) will not do anything for our country in the immediate sense. Not that I believe there is, but if karma or justice exist, he will end up in prison. It can not be overstated how shameless this man is. At one point he actually said at rally, that all the media talks about is “Covid, Covid, Covid”.
Meghan McCain fighting dying GOP, Teachers get a bad rap, voter suppression, & more
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My Shortest Diary Ever
A colleague of mine — about whom I’ve written before — just called me on the office intercom to needle me over the “fact,” which he saw in the New York Post, that “Biden got $145 million in dark money.”During the brief conversation that ensued, my colleague said inter alia that he “thought the Post was liberal,” and asked, “What’s dark money?”That is all.
Kellyanne Conway accused of posting topless photo of teenage daughter on Twitter
Kellyanne has more than 3 million Twitter followers, all of whom had the ability to view the nude photo. In videos posted to TikTok on Monday, Claudia first lashed out at people for spreading this information, assuming it was a rumor. While the videos have since been deleted, Twitter users reposted copies of the videos. The incident follows a series of videos Claudia shared to her TikTok last week alleging that her mother has been “physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive” towards her. The videos from Jan. 19 depict Kellyanne not only shouting at but cursing, belittling, and even seemingly hitting her daughter.
Our first female Vice President just swore in our first female Treasury Secretary.
Yesterday, Lloyd Austin, today Janet Yellen! Secretary Yellen is a trailblazer, whose deep commitment to working families will be essential as we confront the urgent economic challenges facing the American people. Secretary Yellen was confirmed with an 84-15 vote! x By a vote of 84 to 15, Janet Yellen is now the 78th US Treasury Secretary and the first woman to ever serve in that role. Congrats to Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Treasury!
Giuliani witness and anthropomorphic rum hangover to run for Michigan House
Many people thought she was drunk. When I first saw her, I thought she was drunk—and I was more baked than a batch of Toll House cookies at the time. Anyway, whether or not she was drunk, Rudy was unable to stop her from embarrassing herself, even with a headful of squid ink pointed right at her, poised to addle her into acquiescence. So now she’s doing what many in the Trumpian mook menagerie are doing these days—greatly overestimating her importance. Thanks to Goodbye, Asshat: 101 Farewell Letters to Donald Trump, Dear F*cking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump, Dear Pr*sident A**clown and Dear F*cking Moron, you can purge the Trump years from your soul sans the existential dread.
Romanian Royal Artifacts
In 1926, Queen Marie dedicated the Maryhill Museum. The Maryhill Art Museum near Goldendale, Washington has a large collection of Romanian items which had once belonged to Queen Marie. Queen Marie gave the desk to Alma Spreckels in 1922 and Alma donated it to the Maryhill Museum of Art. Shown above is Queen Marie’s corner throne which was made for her in 1908. She later gave the chair to Alma Spreckels and Alma gave it to the Maryhill Museum.
Breaking:"Repub Sen voted en masse against ... an impeachment trial suggesting ... not be convicted"
There was a republican effort to dismiss the impeachment trial of a president who is out of office as unconstitutional. The vote was 55 to 45 meaning only five republican senators voted that it was constitutional. 52 % of the public sees Trump as wholly or primarily responsible for the insurrection. .Only a dismal 29 percent of Americans approved of Trump’s job performance according to Pew, with two-thirds disapproving. They are going down the no funding from big business and let’s have almost two thirds of voters think we’re insane path.
Feeling Salty, How about you?
How the hell can you be a person who's very life could have been taken that day just let that go unanswered for? Only 5 Republican Senators Voted that its constitutional to move forward to Impeachment trial. Also Republicans are already trying to block everything good for us ,so we need to fight them and keep on them. They gonna block everything we need to hit back harder, use all the tools to get what need to be passed done. We can try unity first ,but the Republicans block everything bullshit, has begun so ,Democrats are gonna have to move past them, if they wanna play that game again.
Four Wednesdays in January: From insurrection to innovative climate action
: At the instigation of Donald Trump, insurrectionists assaulted the Capitol and put the survival of U.S. Democracy on a knife’s edge. Wednesday, January 13th: Impeachment : A week after seditious Donald incited insurrection, Trump became the first President to be impeached twice. : A week after seditious Donald incited insurrection, Trump became the first President to be impeached twice. : With a huge security presence to dissuade and deter another Cult 45 assault on the U.S. government, President Biden was sworn in as the 46th President. Notes:+ Okay, striving to stay with “I” is a bit of a stretch for Wednesday’s anticipated climate executive orders.
Mendacious "Manufactured Outrage" Meme
Qoup d'TrumpA friend of mine recently sent me a slick little piece of propaganda that’s apparently been circulating on various rwnj websites that seeks to minimize the seriousness of the Jan 6 Capitol Insurrection and attempted Qanon coup by making blatantly misleading and utterly disingenuous comparisons with all the various BLM protests, including those hijacked by the anarchist black bloc types. I’m not going to include the actual hit job here, or even a link to it (let alone refute it point-by-point, which any of us could do in our sleep), though any search on the terms “Manufactured Outrage” or “Your Outrage is Manufactured” is sure to turn it up. Instead, I’m more interested in finding out how things like this actually get created and launched in the first place. From what I’ve been able to find so far, its first appearance seems to have been on a really obscure rw/ct website called theburningplatform.com (at least I’d never run across it before) run by one Jim (or James) Quinn with an actual PO Box in Kulpsville, PA, sometime around 1:30 pm est on Jan 8. Since no one seems to be claiming authorship over this particularly obnoxious bit of offal, is it likely that Quinn is the original creator and his website the actual launch platform, or is there someone here more adept at this type of dreadful internet detective work who can trace it back to an even earlier source?
Thank You SecDef Lloyd Austin for Tackling Rape in the Military
He is showing early signs of being a real heroDuring his confirmation hearing to become Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin promised to address the issue of rape in the military immediately. He had vowed to immediately address the problems of sexual assault and harassment in the ranks. “We will lead.” [snip] In his hearing and in the memo, Austin acknowledged that the military has long struggled with the problem, but must do better. It may or may not be part of the rape problem, depending on your point of view, but needs to be dealt with at the same time because the two are related. As a former general, SecDef Austin knows how to get military personnel to obey the orders of their superior officers.
maskless Rand Paul sworn as juror, claims 45 GOP senators believe the trial is unconstitutional
The fact that Rand Paul has not faced an investigation into his ties to Russia tells you all you need to know about American politics. The letter highlighted how the U.S. wants to continue to work together with Russia on "countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges," Paul said. As an outspoken non-interventionist, Paul praised Trump's willingness to engage with Putin and said at the time that he would travel to Russia in early August to play shuttle diplomacy for Trump. On Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement that it was Paul who had requested Trump to provide "a letter of introduction." "In the letter, the President mentioned topics of interest that Senator Paul wanted to discuss with President Putin," Gidley said.
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: We need interventions for Black folks listening to anti-vax CT spreaders
Black celebrities with huge social media followings need to step-up and speak out to get our folks vaccinated. https://t.co/9JaxqoyeCm via @NBCNewsTHINK — Beyoncé’s adopted daughter (@KJbabi) January 23, 2021Dr. Ala Stanford wrote:I reflected on this complex relationship between racism and mistrust as I considered whether to take the Covid-19 vaccine. At this point, as more and more of us die, we need to get more people who Black folks trust (not talking about politicians) to help change minds, and we need to accelerate our debunk, block and report game. Trump was, as Ta-Nehisi Coates explained in 2017, the first American president to exist purely because of his whiteness. He brought no credentials or qualifications to the position outside of his role as a shamelessly racist retort to the political success of the disciplined and highly qualified first Black president.
Live on this week's The Brief: New Georgia Project's Nse Ufot
Nse Ufot, CEO of New Georgia Project, today's guest on our YouTube show and podcast. I’m excited about this week’s episode of Daily Kos’ The Brief, with me and Kerry Eleveld—we’ll be talking to Nse Ufot, CEO of Stacey Abrams’ New Georgia Project, the organization that helped register almost half a million new voters in the Peach State. We’ll talk about how New Georgia Project helped save our democracy and what lessons we can apply to other changing states. You can catch it wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The more people we reach, the better we spread the Daily Kos message of grassroots empowerment and progress.
Tom Cotton busted again--he claims to have earned his Bronze Star while serving as a Ranger
In truth, he only graduated from the Army’s Ranger School, which gave him the right to wear the Ranger tab on his uniform. While there is some confusion among non-military types about this, military protocol is pretty clear—if you graduated from Ranger School, you only have the right to call yourself “Ranger qualified,” not a Ranger. He’s rightly proud of his service w/ 101st in Baghdad and w/ The Old Guard and of his Ranger Tab for Ranger School but never confused units or his service. In fact, he went further, pointing out that Cotton claimed to have actually seen combat duty while wearing the Rangers’ coveted tan beret. x The narrative has successfully been shifted to whether people who graduated from Ranger School are Rangers.
What if: If Putin declared war on the US, would modern Republicans lift a finger to fight back?
And I think their party voters would see that as acceptable. Now — think about why Republicans stand united against all those things. The real reason is because those are the things that would cause Americans to trust their government more. That’s why I can be so certain that they would support Putin still, even in the face of open military action. I think that point needs to be pressed more, since it’s so consistent in their actions.
To convict or not to convict? A Republican tragedy
This will be short. 90% of today's Senate Republican caucus supports sedition, has contempt for democracy, and doesn't have the balls to hold a corrupt traitor who has been thoroughly disgraced accountable for trying to overthrow an election and inciting a murderous mob, even though that traitor no longer wields any power from his office. But god forbid if you lie about a blow job. My god, the entire party is a pathetic f-ng joke. So I suppose that not unlike Hamlet, the GOP can be viewed as part comedy as well.
Most journalists failed to call out Trump's constant lying
It was worse on TV, as news anchors read Trump’s lies with a straight face. Too often, coverage still quoted the ... [Trump]'s lies without explaining that they were wrong. No matter how often Daniel Dale pointed out Trump’s lies, Trump kept on lying. Some thirty years ago, Biden lied about his educational credentials, and he was fact-checked the very next day by journalists like Sam Donaldson. Surely there are older as well as more recent examples of Biden lying.
Dear John Roberts
Dear John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, your presence is required in the Senate for the trial of Donald John Trump when it commences next month. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present. [Article I, Section 3, Paragraph 6]This passage is intended to distinguish trials for the President from trials for the Vice President and from trials for civil Officers of the United States. He is being tried as President of the United States. Therefore, the Chief Justice shall preside.
Next up: Climate Emergency Declaration by Biden?
Greta on Capitol Hill in 2019www.alternet.org/…Alternet reports that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on President Biden to declare a Climate Emergency. "I think it might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency," said Schumer [in an interview with Rachel Maddow]. But if ever there was an emergency, climate is one," Schumer [added]. "When we shift the zeitgeist, we shift what's politically possible, and what's politically necessary. Further, “Democrats could pass climate legislation through reconciliation” according to climatologist Michael E Mann, who was citing Schumer.
PA-Sen: John Fetterman (D) Pushes The Call For A National $15 Minimum Wage
Senator, I’d fight to raise the national minimum wage to at least $15 an hour. The minimum wage wage in Pennsylvania hasn’t been raised in *more* than a decade. Sign your nameFor people trying to stay above water, the $7.25 minimum wage in Pennsylvania just isn’t enough to get by. The truth is that the same politicians blocking a $15 per hour minimum wage are waiting on the other side to shame you for needing assistance simply to eat. I think it’s high time for us to take on this issue the right way by raising the national minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.
Biden Should Treat Climate Crisis as a National Emergency
After four years of Trump who did whatever he could to exacerbate the climate crisis, now both President Joe Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are committed to a green economy. But Biden may need to declare the climate crisis a national emergency to get around Republican obstruction. But declaring the existential climate crisis a national emergency – a tactic Trump abused to divert Defense funding to build his Border Wall - would be another way to get over McConnell’s likely obstruction. Trump demonstrated that the Defense Budget doesn’t really need $740 billion budgeted, so Biden should allocate some of that to address the national security threat the climate crisis poses. Significantly, Biden is issuing a memorandum elevating climate change to a national security priority, but practically, politically, he needs to go further and designate the climate crisis the national emergency that it is.
Disqualification of Senate Jurors
I have served as a juror on a federal trial and I have watched the selection of jurors. I have seen the disqualification of some. I believe that some of the Senate jurors should be disqualified. I really believe that any Senator who supported and defended Trump in his lies about a stolen election should be disqualified. The impeachment managers should go for the jugular and hold Trump and every Republican Senator who has enable him accountable for what happen on January 6th.
American exceptionalism
American exceptionalism/exceptionally stupidAmerican exceptionalism is a saying and a term propagated over the decades with pride and bull headedness. However, in the face of it all we have never fulfilled the American dream for blacks, other minorities, women, the poor, and the vanishing middle class, despite our rhetoric to the contrary. We have a dysfunctional and racist judicial system led by a corporatist oriented, vote suppressing right wing Supreme Court. I want to be clear there are exceptional people in America, but to call the country exceptional as a whole is both ignorant of reality, and flies in the face of the facts. As I write this Trump supporters are storming the Capitol.
Old to New III
When your wood rack is beginning to show its age and you have accumulated old cedar fencing and 4x4 posts it is time to get busy and build anew from old. The old wood rack as you can see was on its last legs, err props and since I am now “retired” I have no excuses left for not getting it cleaned up and rebuilt. So having a number of already planed cedar fence boards, see prior Old to new II diary and a handy planer I got to work. Old Redwood decking waiting for a new useSeveral pieces of old redwood decking were around along with some truly ugly 4x4 pence posts which had rotted out at ground level. Oh, and in the background is a garden tool shed which was another project I did many years ago….not a old to new though.
MyPillow guy to appear on highly rated cable show to whine about being censored
Americans’ appetite for pusillanimous silver-spoon ninnies being as insatiable as it is, Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show is surprisingly highly rated. Which is where MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell comes in. And now this cruelly and unjustly censored tribune of the people is going to take his freshly muzzled mug over to, you know, the aforementioned highly rated Fox News show. x Mike Lindell will be on @TuckerCarlson tonight in the 7pm CT hour! Thanks to Goodbye, Asshat: 101 Farewell Letters to Donald Trump, Dear F*cking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump, Dear Pr*sident A**clown and Dear F*cking Moron, you can purge the Trump years from your soul sans the existential dread.
Dialing for vaccine
So, first the vaccine was supposedly available though the Georgia Department of Health, just not in our county. Then “they said” our county health department had vaccine. We copied the link to 3 devices, got all insurance cards out, set timers for 5:59, and then… The website, listing each county which would have vaccine. Muscogee county had 203, 0.1% of the population of the county (completely not including adjacent counties, like mine, with no vaccine). And there is currently no vaccine for people under the age of 16.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN--Day6--Evening Shade-Tuesday
xVP Harris at the National Institutes of Health: "I want to say to everyone who works here: I know who you are. I know what you do. I know that you work around the clock with those experiments that have to be checked on every few hours."
Senators Kaine and Collins are apparently trying to gain bipartisan support for a censure resolution
Apparently, Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Susan Collins (R-furrowed brow) are trying to secure support for a resolution of censure against Trump, since it now seems abundantly clear that not enough Republicans have the integrity, decency, patriotism, and courage to convict the corrupt traitor currently stewing in Mar A Lago. It’s not entirely clear if this would be in lieu of a Senate trial. Based on what I have read, it seems like they only may move forward with this if there are definitely at least 10 Republicans publicly on board, thereby overcoming a filibuster. If they also bypass a trial it would also eliminate very public coverage of the abundant evidence which is already out there — as well as other stuff which hasn’t emerged yet. I like Senator Kaine — he’s one of my Senators — but the more I think about this, if this was intended to be in lieu of a trial, again, this would be staggering political malpractice.
t to McGovern78. Who should portray Larry King in a movie about the interviewer?
I get, every so often a question sent to me from someone who reads the diaries. No one I can think of looks anything like Larry King, even enough to get some make-up done enough to portray him in a film. Yes, to me Larry King does in fact look like Professor Farnsworth from Futurama. I do not think that we could bring the Professor to life, and make him an actor. How about you… who do you think should portray Larry King?
Minimum wage would save the economy
It's time democrats steer their ship and let the repugnants whine. Also a hike to 15 dollars an hour will results in millions of dollars flowing into the economy. It would save people nationwide from being forced out into the street as well as infusing small businesses with a shot of cash for small businesses which could save millions of them. Raising the minimum wage means less money that the government has to give businesses to prevent them from going under. A living wage means that people will be able to buy things and perhaps save some money which will reduce the number of people that will need help when they reach retirement age.
Contemporary Fiction Views: Love, loss and home
Samuel and Isiah have been raised to take care of the big livestock on a plantation so heartless it is called Empty. They have come of age falling in love, and becoming lovers has only strengthened their bond in work and beyond. That the three strongest characters are echoed in the main narrative of the novel reinforces the tragedy of what is to come. There is a lot of life and love in this book. The stories are concerned with gender, race, one's place in the world and identity in ways great and small.
2021: Inauguration Is Funny; It Makes a Cloudy Day Sunny
Luckily, Dr. Ellen Alexander, a young, feminist postdoc geologist at University of Colorado Boulder, immediately saw what was going on and got busy tweeting. x FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden as Aquamarine (a variety of Beryl) pic.twitter.com/ra8GA5GpKH — Dr. Ellen Alexander (@ellenwalex) January 20, 2021Dr. Jill Biden’s entire ensemble is by Markarian, a label of Alexandra O’Neill that WaPo says is “sustainability-focused”. [Bernie tweet — Doug tweet]x Doug Emhoff as Onyx pic.twitter.com/Wmpv7dU4b9 — Dr. Ellen Alexander (@ellenwalex) January 20, 2021Second gentleman Doug Emhoff wore a coat by Ralph Lauren. You go, Dr. Alexander! First, though, here’s a reminder that, if you missed any part of Inauguration Day, or want to see something again, everything is up on their YouTube page.
The Fallacy of Debt as National Security Threat
I just don’t see the existence of a security concern in this. Before I get into my specific four points as to how national debt, specifically US debt, play in the relationship of national security, I’m dropping a couple reminders:- Household debt is a very poor analogy to national debt. Something we should consider in both the private and the national circumstances, debt is investment. Regarding national security. While household debt may be destabilizing to individuals, debt is highly stabilizing for the US government.
Olbermann vs Marjory Taylor Greene: 1/26
Page notes:"Olbermann Vs. Trump" now becomes "Olbermann Vs: ______" And we begin with the new Republican Congresswoman from Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene. Her previous attempt to overthrow the election, foment the attack on the Capitol, support Trump's coup, and - farcically - to "impeach Biden" on January 21 turn out to have been mere prelude. CNN has discovered a cache of her social media posts endorsing 'executing' Speaker Nancy Pelosi for 'treason.' And the not-so-thinly-veiled-threats extend to President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and other leading Democrats. While she has blamed "others" who have access to her Facebook account, the most damning words are contained in a video of a 2019 speech Taylor Greene herself gave.
Top Comments: The Sliver of a Silver Lining Inside the Pandemic Cloud
While everything about the pandemic is horrible and seems never-ending, I have found a small, but detectable silver lining: disabled people with funds (i.e. Please send comments (before 9:30pm ET) by email to topcomments@gmail.com or by our KosMail message board . There’s a lot that sucks, but that’s what makes finding a silver lining in all those gray clouds extra special. Discovering a bit of a silver lining peeking out from behind ever dark clouds has been a blessing. Have any of you found a silver lining in the past terrible, awful, most horrendous year?
Will Democrats pushing stimulus until March hurt them in Midterms.
I read somewhere that Bernie and Democrats are waiting to pass stimulus until March. Will this hurt them in midterms.
'Give her her due': Biden expected to tap commissioned officer and nurse acting surgeon general
President Joe Biden names Rear Admiral Susan Orsega acting surgeon general. President Joe Biden is certainly not sitting on his hands during the devastating coronavirus pandemic. His administration is expected to tap nurse and Rear Admiral Susan Orsega for the role as the nation’s doctor, two anonymous sources told The Washington Post. Orsega is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service corps, which she thanked in 2019 when she was honored with the HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein Award for her contributions to health care internationally. "It is a mobile, duty-bound group of 6,300 uniformed health officers willing to go anywhere at any time to meet the nation's most urgent public health needs."
This Tennessee district hasn't gone blue since before the creation of the Republican Party
Sneed's East Tennessee base remained loyal to the Union during the conflict, though he temporarily left Congress in 1863 when he was appointed state attorney general by military governor Andrew Johnson. Sneed returned in 1866 when Tennessee was readmitted to the Union after Johnson was elevated to the presidency after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, this time as a full-fledged member of the Republican Party. After the federal government abandoned Reconstruction, however, Republicans throughout the South quickly found themselves with little influence. Democrats hung on in Tennessee longer than in other corners of the South, but those days are long gone. Republicans gained control of the redistricting in 2010 for the first time since Reconstruction, and they’ll once again decide the new congressional map.
ICE finally frees all women who could be witnesses in case around gynecologist accused of abuses
The complaint filed by advocates last month alleged a pattern of retaliation against immigrants who dared to speak out Amin’s abuse, including the use of deportation. That moratorium, along with an order rescinding the previous president’s deportation priorities, should’ve been protecting many immigrants who shouldn’t have been a target for ICE in the first place. But the out-of-control agency defied those orders and targeted a young immigrant formerly protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. ICE operates with impunity, and unless we come down hard on it, it’ll continue operating with impunity. This is why we have to remain vigilant when it comes to ensuring the women released from Irwin are able to safely fight for justice.
Nebraska activists want undocumented essential workers prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination
Nebraska alone has reported over 6,700 COVID-19 cases traced back to meatpacking plants, as well as 26 deaths. Data from the Mirgation Policy Institute shows undocumented people make up about 11% of the workforce at meatpacking plants in Nebraska. Now, as the COVID-19 vaccine begins to roll out around the country, immigrant justice and workers’ rights advocates are speaking out about how crucial it is to prioritize access to essential undocumented workers. Since the pandemic began, she said undocumented community members have even been scared to get tested for COVID-19 because they believed they had to show documents proving their “legal” status. Despite many attempts … nothing has been done [to protect meatpacking workers],” Vargas said in the Jan. 11 virtual press conference.
Timeline of the events leading up to Jan. 6 insurgency shows Trump engaged in multiple coup attempts
? Nov. 06—Trump campaign seeks volunteers to engage in election fraud in Pennsylvania by submitting late ballots. ? Nov. 10—William Barr authorizes U.S. attorneys to pursue false claims of election fraud, triggering resignation of DOJ’s Election Crimes Branch, Richard Pilger. Trump calls for MAGA revolt. Brian Kemp reminds Trump that election fraud is illegal after Trump posts series of tweets attempting to get Kemp to overturn election results. ? January 067:30 AM—Lauren Boebert tweets “Today is 1776.”8:17 AM— Trump once again tweets lies about election fraud.
Federal prosecutors and former senior DOJ officials say video evidence is damning against Trump
Later, the video shows a crowd at the door of the Capitol building chanting “We want Pence,” over and over again. It’s not a bunch of people calling for Mike Pence to speak—that’s something that’s never happened in America, frankly. Video inside of the Capitol building hallways shows big bearded faketriots screaming at D.C. and Capitol police, telling them that “You’re outnumbered. You can argue that the people who believe the things that Donald Trump says are being conned. You can say all of those things because Donald Trump, the president of the United States, told them exactly that.
Texas school district sides with those who deem highlighting Kamala Harris' historic win unpalatable
Linda Ellis, who took on the position as superintendent of the district last May, chose to instead focus on giving the appearance of political neutrality. x So basically we shouldn’t celebrate HISTORICAL MOMENTS if it offends a group of individuals??? If the 1st woman vp had been republican and white, would there be an issue??? A “violation of political neutrality? They can't seem to celebrate that a #woman holds the second-highest office in the nation.
PWB Peeps: Toosdai Evening: Srs Not-Srs Poetry for Today, January 26, 2021, Illustrated!
Let’s investigate what today is, because we need all the holidaze we can celebrate, right? This is an Open Thread, so please feel free to add your favorite pomes and photoes and holidaze for today in the Comments! How to Observe National Plan for Vacation Day Celebrate the day for planning out your vacation days for the upcoming year. Project: Time Off has a vacation planning tool where you can enter the number of days you will have off and how you want to spend them. This can also easily be done as there are many places close to home where vacations can be taken.
Are schools risking student and teacher safety to rush reopening during COVID-19 pandemic?
Just how much risk districts should take on in the name of reopening is a question school districts throughout the country are grappling with. “What CPS is asking educators to do is like asking someone to jump out of a plane holding a blanket when a parachute is a few rows back,” Thad Goodchild, deputy general counsel for the union, told the Sun-Times. In Los Angeles, the school district's top official is similarly advocating for vaccinations before reopening for kindergarten and older students. “The (President Joe) Biden Administration has set a goal of administering 100 million doses in the next 100 days,” Beutner said. But after receiving multiple complaints from worried educators and activists, administrators pushed back the return date for older children.
State Repubs Using 2020 'Fraud' Claims to Push Electoral Reform, Restrictions: 'BradCast' 1
First today, there is quite a bit of news out of both the White House and the Senate. These efforts are very real, and may well work, even in states which currently have Democratic Governors. "You've got a 50/50 body and yet, those 50 Democratic Senators are representing about 41.5 MILLION MORE PEOPLE. And then there's the need to get rid of the undemocratic filibuster in the already wildly undemocratic Senate if Democrats hope, as they are now promising, to quickly accomplish "big, bold things" done. Constituents of Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona and Joe Manchin in West Virginia may wish to mention that to them.
Biden purchases 200 million more doses of vaccine, expects to vaccinate every U.S. adult by summer
Getting everyone vaccinated by summer or early fall means not just coming up with more doses, but increasing the rate of vaccination by two to three times. Biden pledged to meet that challenge. As first steps, he notified states that starting next week the number of doses going out will increase from about 8.5 million to 10 million a week. President Biden mentioned several times his intuition to use the Defense Production Act, not just to secure more vaccine, but to make sure there are adequate supplies. That includes the vials and syringes needed for vaccination, personal protective equipment needed to protect healthcare workers, and swabs and reagents needed for testing.
Far-right extremist Jim Jordan won't close the door on a potential Senate bid in Ohio
Several more of Jordan’s current or former House colleagues are also talking about seeking the GOP nod for Senate. Tiberi, though, retains a $5 million war chest that he could use on another bid for federal office. Troy Balderson and Youngstown State President Jim Tressel. Whaley didn’t indicate which office she’d prefer but seemed especially motivated to stop Jordan from representing Ohio in the Senate, saying, “If Jim Jordan decides to run [for Senate], it is highly likely he will win that primary. We recognize that the soul of our state is at stake, and that’s a motivation to all of us.”
Far right reeling from Capitol siege consequences, so it returns to ‘leaderless resistance’ tactics
“We want lone wolves, we want local cells without online recruitment,” a popular “accelerationist” account on Telegram recently urged its readers. A more dispersed and deliberately discreet approach is hard for law enforcement and monitoring groups to observe their activities and prepare accordingly. (It was largely inspired by the real-life serial-killing spree of white supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin.) The white supremacist website Stormfront and the jihadist website Azzam.com both appeared in the early days of the internet. Unlike older white supremacist websites such as Stormfront and even Vanguard News Network, these websites are totally unfiltered.
Meghan McCain fighting for a dying GOP: I am a lifelong conservative, unlike a lot of these heretics
Meghan McCain just about lost it on The View as she described the degeneracy of the Republican Party. Meghan McCain laments the state of the GOPSee full episodes here. One had to feel somewhat sorry for Meghan McCain. The life-long Republican has watched the Republican Party as she knew it under her dad's guides and others disappear. "I'll die fighting for it," Meghan McCain said.
Overnight News Digest January 26, 2021
White residents, even as a minority, often vote as a bloc and drown out the voices of Black and brown voters. “There’s no shot against anybody because they’re a white man or a white woman. Houston Chronicle: Harris County rolls out 'Ready Harris' COVID-19 vaccine portal by Alison MedleyIt can be a confusing, frustrating challenge for many Houstonians trying to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Harris County. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be like the Hunger Games. The process will no longer be implemented on a first-come, first-serve basis, a Harris County Health press release stated.
IAN: Jan 26, 2021
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Good News Roundup: Building Back Better
“It has been a week since Joe Biden has been elected, and I am disappointed in the lack of progress”“What’s the point of having a Democratic majority in Congress, and Democrat in the Whitehouse? it feels like nothing is changed!”These are some of the comments I am hearing from some of my son’s high school classmates, neighbors, and even some local Democrats who were actively involved during the election season. At first, I tried to explain how much Biden has already done within his first week. But before talking about Biden’s first week in office, we should be grateful that Trump is not in the office and causing damage to us domestically and internationally. We should also celebrate the fact that we have a team focused on building the nation with competency instead of actively destroying our country with deliberate incompetence like we have seen under DJT.
The Insomniacs' Vent Hole w
The Insomniacs' Vent Hole is a latenight gathering for non-serious palaver. Violation of IVH rules will result in expulsion without refund. A copy of IVH rules can be obtained from one or more members wearing tie-dyed oxford shirts after submitting written requests. _____________________________________________________________________________________“We love you so much and we’re going to be here every night trying to make you laugh and trying to bring a bit of light and levity to your day whenever we can.” James Corden. Last night I made a comment about the pattern on this door at the Palace in Fez.
Hidden History: The Dire Wolf--The Big Bad Wolf Was Not Really a Wolf After All
Dire Wolf skulls on display at the LaBrea Tarpits museum in Los AngelesThe Dire Wolf has been one of the most common fossils to be found in North American Ice Age deposits. Since there are many thousands of Dire Wolf bones that are both relatively recent and quite well-preserved, she assumed this would be an easy task. They were not even close enough to be in the same genus, and Perri’s team resurrected the genus name Aenocyon (“terrible wolf”) for the Dire Wolf. The Dire Wolf may have been evolving independently for perhaps as long as six million years before the ancestors of the Gray Wolf and Coyote ever arrived in the western hemisphere. In 2017, moreover, a jawbone identified as a Dire Wolf was found in northeastern China.
Senator Leahy taken to the hospital. Please send prayers or good vibes his way. He's home now
Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont D VT has who was just sworn in to preside over the upcoming impeachment trial has been taken to the hospital for observation. His office put out a statement that he was feeling unwell, has been seen by a doctor and has been taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution for observation and evaluation. thehill.com/...
WHOA! Biden's Criteria for White House Press Credentials Rules Out FOX News
Trump's White House press office was a hostile work environment for journalists who strived to bring truthful information to the public. As reported by Politico:"White House officials promise a sea change from how the Trump White House interacted with the press. "'We expect reporters covering the White House to operate in good faith and tell their audience the truth, and this White House will do the same. We are moving forward with that mutual understanding,' said T.J. Ducklo, the deputy White House press secretary. If the Biden Press team sticks to those principles, they will have to ban to Fox News from the White House Press Room.
Feds Are Readying More Serious Charges for Insurrectionists
I’ve been entertaining myself with youtube videos of insurrectionists’ arrests. One thing that pops up often, is the concern that the charges levied so far have been far too light. Feds Preview More Serious Charges, Including Sedition, For Capitol Attack By Matt Shuham January 26, 2021 5:01 p.m. Washington, D.C.’s top federal prosecutor on Tuesday previewed more, and more complicated, charges for individuals involved in the Capitol attack earlier this month as the pool of evidence from the event continues to grow. “These numbers are on a steep incline.” [...] “We are closely looking at evidence related to the sedition charges,” Sherwin said, noting the charge could result in decades of prison time for those found guilty. “That [case] was of note because it shows militia groups actively involved in planning and breaching the Capitol,” Sherwin said of the Oathkeepers.
"Zip Tie Guy" & Mom Allegedly Assaulted Bloomberg Reporter
According to these reports, the mother and son pair were almost released from custody to walk free among us. CBS NewsNashville — A federal judge on Sunday blocked the release of a Tennessee man authorities say carried flexible plastic handcuffs during the riot at the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell for the District of Columbia also ordered that he be brought to Washington for further proceedings. TennesseanA federal judge on Monday ruled that Lisa Eisenhart, a woman who federal authorities say broke into the U.S. Capitol alongside her son in a violent mob on Jan. 6, could be released from federal custody as early as Tuesday night. I’m pretty sure they’re going to be restrained by a bit more than FlexiCuffs as they’re transported back to Washington, D.C. under federal custody.
Now that we know Republicans won't convict, turn it into a trial of the Republican Party
The entire Republican Party will be on trial. As Boot emphasizes, Trump’s guilt here is crystal clear and becoming even clearer than that with each passing day. Many of the participants in the event itself have directly characterized their actions as responsive to Trump’s siren call. All 10 of the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump are now facing a backlash at home, with local party organizations scolding them for disloyalty and primary challengers lining up against them. Call some witnesses in from those state legislatures who met with Trump as he hemmed, hawed and threatened them.
400 Suspects Identified, 135 Charged, More Serious Charges Coming Soon... Assault, Murder, Sedition
ABC NewsActing Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said Tuesday that they have identified 400 suspects and have arrested 135 to date in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol. (snip)The DOJ is still trying to "build towards" charges of seditious conspiracy and pointed to the Thomas Caldwell OathKeeper case because "it shows a militia group's actively involved in planning and breaching the Capitol," according to Sherwin. He said the public could see possible sedition charges "bear fruit very soon" and that there could be an uptick in assaults against police officer cases. At a previous press conference, Sherwin said the DOJ established a task force to investigate possible sedition charges.
insurrection planning took many forms on the eve of 1
That constitutional scholar Tommy Tuberville claims he wasn’t at a meeting with Trump the night before. “Lawmakers ‘perturbed’ when House Sergeant-at-Arms told them at least none of them died in Capitol attack.”As GOP defends Trump's impeachment on 'political speech' grounds, don't accept that framing. The proper framing is around the elements of his behavior: 1. Gave the charge to march on the Capitol. The newspaper also reported that Herbster ‘also met Tuesday in Trump’s private residence in his Washington, D.C., hotel with Trump’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, and other campaign advisers.’”
Marjorie Taylor Greene Supported Executing Pelosi, Hillary & Obama back in 2018
(CNN)Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress, a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Greene's Facebook page shows. In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the "deep state" working against Trump. In one Facebook post from April 2018, Greene wrote conspiratorially about the Iran Deal, one of former President Barack Obama's signature foreign policy achievements. A commenter asked Greene, "Now do we get to hang them ??
Biden expected to reopen Obamacare enrollments, ease Medicaid sign-ups in COVID-19 healthcare orders
The Washington Post's sources say the action "is intended to reverse Trump-era changes to Medicaid." Whether that means undoing orders that allowed states to do things like impose work requirements or treat Medicaid like a block grant isn't clear at the moment. Biden can also revise the previous administration's hostility to Obamacare by providing all kinds of incentives for states that haven't expanded Medicaid to do it now. These are the immediate, COVID-19 emergency actions Biden is taking, but just the start to the Obamacare expansion he's got in the pipeline, but which will require congressional action. In addition to those orders, Biden is expected to rescind the Mexico City policy, the global gag rule that prohibits any international aid to international groups that provide or facilitate abortions in foreign countries.
If they spend a few dollars for homeless Americans, we'll support a few dollars for members of Congress. Dr. Arthur Maass Professor of Government Emeritus, Harvard University rrxhYou have to view these members of Congress as representing hundreds of thousands of citizens. The judges aren't asking for a raise; all they want is their purchasing power restored to 1969 levels. Mark Russell Observer of Washington rrxhThe only problem with the raise for members of Congress is that it takes away their incentive to go out and look for honest work. The best thing would be to lower the salaries and raise the bribes.
Trump, Biden Favorable Ratings Both Below 50%
Trump and Biden's unfavorable ratings are about the inverse of their favorable ratings. Both receive higher unfavorable than favorable ratings, although the balance of opinion is more negative for Trump. Trump now earns a -16 net-favorable rating (percentage favorable minus percentage unfavorable) while Biden has a -4 net-favorable rating. Melania Trump and Jill Biden are each viewed favorably by just under half of Americans -- 49% for Biden and 47% for Trump. However, one thing that can be said for 2020 is that the candidates' favorability ratings are better on average the candidates' ratings were in 2016.
Surprise! Georgia Republican refuses COVID-19 test and faces major consequences
During the 2021 Session, Georgia Tech will be operating a testing site for General Assembly Members and Capitol Staff. The test that Georgia Tech will be using is a saliva-based PCR test (no nasal swab required) and is intended for asymptomatic individuals only. If a Member or House staff has difficulty finding a testing site with availability, they should contact the Office of the Speaker for assistance.) [...] All Members and House staff will be required to be tested twice weekly during the 2021 Session. House staff must begin testing the week prior to session.
Tuesday Night Owls: Billionaires' gain$ since March could fund Biden's relief for working families
The most direct approach is an annual wealth tax on the biggest fortunes, proposed by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, among others. THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGTOP COMMENTS • RESCUED DIARIES • THE BRIEFTWEET OF THE DAYx Some Republicans in Congress seem confused about what “unity” means. They seem to think that if you don’t give them what they want, you’re not for unity. — Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 27, 2021QUOTATION“The same rule of self-destructive financial calculation governs every walk of life. We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value.
Why Biden May Be Less Evil Than Obama and Clinton – and Why This May Not Matter All That Much in the End
Unlike Obama and Clinton, he’s too old to be dreaming of years lived high in the economic oligarchy as the payoff for serving Wall Street while in the White House. Biden will be lucky to outlive his time in the White House and, who knows, might be more prone to care about his legacy to humanity? Second, he’s not super-bright like Clinton and Obama and smarts can be overrated when they are developed within a ruling class world view. Fourth, and this is amateur psychologizing, but Biden seems less plagued by narcissism than Clinton and Obama, both of whom were heavily caught up in that common politico affliction. America is in deeper shit as Biden moves into the White House than it was when Clinton and Obama took up the reins of power.
Election 2020: A once-in-a-century, massive turnout?
During the past two decades, Pew has used multiple indicators to gauge voters’ interest and intensity as the presidential election approaches. Prior to the 2000 election, 51% of the voters believed that the major party candidates were articulating differing positions on the issues, compared to 33% who saw them as taking similar positions. What the data from 2020 tells us is that there is every reason to expect a record turnout in 2020. If McDonald is correct and turnout reaches the 1908 level, votes cast in 2020 could total more than 145 million, up from 133 million in 2016. In addition to massive turnout, Republicans and Democrats will be voting in very different ways.
U.S. billionaires gained almost $1 trillion in wealth during the pandemic
The nation's 644 billionaires have enjoyed a staggering rise in wealth since the pandemic shuttered the economy in March, with the group gaining almost $1 trillion in total net worth, according to a new analysis. The wealth of the nation's billionaires rose to $3.88 trillion as of October 13, a jump of $931 billion from March, an analysis from Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies, two left-leaning groups, found. That's almost twice the $2.1 trillion in wealth held by the bottom half of the U.S. population, or about 165 million people, they added. Other billionaires whose fortunes have risen during the pandemic include Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, whose wealth has jumped 20% to $118 billion since March, and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, with an 85% gain to $101.2 billion, the analysis found. "I would argue that it has a social cost [because] it undermines the solidarity we need to get through the pandemic."
The Economy Was Broken Before the Pandemic Hit
Private campaign contributions drive electoral outcomes, while neoliberal political economy structures the political process. The pandemic is excluded from the graph to capture the state of the pre-pandemic economy. One answer: Wall Street wants to control both the demand for and supply of credit. The third is the permanent crisis economy that began in 2008, and that now represents an epoch of its own. The implied premise that motivated Barack Obama in 2009 was that restoring Wall Street would restore the economy that preceded the economic collapse.
Dems losing voting challenges but winning on optics
“They’re turning the court into an arm of their PR effort,” complained one GOP staffer closely tracking the lawsuits. “There’s probably been a couple hundred stories reprinting the AP” article summing up the lawsuits, the source added. Trump and his Republican backers have already beaten a similar Democratic lawsuit in federal district court in Arizona. Both Democratic and Republican sources tracking the litigation said they had their doubts a Supreme Court appeal would be very effective. While the Democrat vs. Republican litigation has a distinct partisan flair, it also has some practical effects, too.
Biden is no longer afraid to spend big on economic relief. Here's what's changed since 2009
The political and economic realities have changed a lot since 2009, which is allowing Biden to trade restraint for ambition. "This is an environment where there is very little regard for the consequences of higher federal debt, if any, on both sides," Holtz-Eakin said. Trump, who referred to himself as the King of Debt, saw the national debt soar by more than $7 trillion during his four years in office. "There's just a sense that they want to do bigger things," said Jason Furman, an economic policy professor at Harvard, of the progressives. Furman, who was a deputy director of the National Economic Council in the Obama administration, helped craft the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Tackling the inequality pandemic: Is there a cure?
The issue“The COVID-19 recession is the most unequal in modern U.S. history.”1The pandemic has thrown into stark relief the high and rising economic inequality in the United States and elsewhere. The pandemic is not only exacerbated by the deprivations and vulnerabilities of those left behind by rising inequality but its fallout is pushing inequality higher.2Income and wealth inequality has risen in practically all major advanced economies over the past two to three decades. Rising inequality is a major fault line of our time, with adverse economic, social, and political consequences. The pandemic is not only exacerbated by the deprivations and vulnerabilities of those left behind by rising inequality but its fallout is pushing inequality higher. Globalization also has contributed to rising inequality within economies—although technological change has been the more dominant factor.
Nearly 3/4 Of Voters Think America Is On The Wrong Track, Poll Shows
A majority of Americans say they feel the country is headed in the wrong direction ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, a new poll shows. The NBC News poll showed that 73% of respondents indicated the country is on the wrong track, while only a mere 21% of Americans approve of the country’s direction. (RELATED: 68% Of Americans Approve Of Biden Transition, Poll Shows)An earlier Suffolk University Poll released on Sunday showed that 65% of Americans disapprove of the direction America is heading in. The NBC poll showed that 55% of Americans believe Biden’s rhetorical style as president will be more presidential than outgoing President Donald Trump’s and that 43% approve of his personal qualities. The poll also indicated 60% of respondents approve of Biden’s transition thus far, compared to 32% who disapprove of the team’s efforts.
National Exit Polls: How Different Groups Voted
The numbers on this page are estimates from exit polls conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool. These surveys interviewed voters outside of polling places or early voting sites, or by phone (to account for mail-in voters). While exit polls offer an initial indication of how groups voted on election night, they are not perfect. The polls are not precise enough to distinguish between, say, 53 percent support or 50 percent support from a certain group. Like any survey, they are subject to sampling error, and they rely on estimates of how many people voted in each group.
The U.S. wealth gap was appalling before the pandemic. Now, it’s worse
Wealth, otherwise known as net worth, is an accounting of assets minus liabilities. Forbes estimates the net worth of the wealthiest among us—all 400 would not be captured in the SCF. The wealth held by these 400 equated to the total wealth held by the entire bottom 58% of families in the U.S. For perspective, at Black median wealth, it would take 12.8 million families to equate to that held by Bezos and the Waltons. Average net worth for this group was negative $13,500—due to the fact that the bottom 10.4% of families all have negative net worth.
Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath
Yesterday’s invasion of the Capitol by a Trump-supporting mob has certainly generated intense political passion and pervasive rage. ShareOne is that striking at cherished national symbols — the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the Capitol — ensures rage and terror far beyond body counts or other concrete harms. Even those unarmed protesters who peacefully entered the Capitol should, many argued, be hunted by the FBI as domestic terrorists. Antifa advocates are working to expose the names of Capitol protesters to empower the FBI to arrest them on terrorism charges. As is true of every faction, there are right-wing activists filled with rage and who are willing to engage in violence.
Congressional Democrats Are Raking in Huge Donations from War Profiteers
It’s not public opinion, especially as it relates to Democrats’ votes. Instead, congressional Democrats’ votes appear to be heavily influenced by the campaign contributions of the same war profiteers for whom the NDAA is a corporate bailout. On average, House Democrats who voted for the NDAA accepted four times the amount of war industry cash as those who voted against it. The first is that recruiting “no” votes will come from the pool of Democrats who do not rely on war industry financing. The second is that the top recipients of war industry cash will not be swayed and must be replaced by a primary challenger.
Trump starts taking his second impeachment seriously
I don’t see a role for me as a lawyer,” said Alan Dershowitz, the Trump-allied attorney who joined Trump’s impeachment defense team last January. Nikki Haley and Mark Sanford, and serves as a judge advocate general officer for the South Carolina National Guard. Trump’s push to bolster his defense team comes one week after House Democrats impeached him for a second time on charges of inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. During that rally, Trump encouraged protesters “to walk down to the Capitol” — a phrase likely to become a focal point of his impeachment trial. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has asked for Trump to receive two weeks to prepare his legal case for trial.
PSL statement: Assault on the Capitol, 24 questions and answers – Liberation News
The violent takeover of the Capitol Building was designed to stop the election certification. Only after the mob was cleared from the Capitol Building was Congress able to reconvene to do this. (Washington Post, Jan. 14)Why was the mob chanting “Find Mike Pence, Hang Mike Pence” when they marched through the Capitol Building? Given the level of awareness that an attack was coming, it is shocking that Capitol Police and other law enforcement bodies did not prepare more robust defenses around the Capitol Building. How did the attackers have such detailed knowledge of the notoriously difficult to navigate Capitol Building?
The FBI: A Love Story
Ever since the first dismal days after President Donald Trump’s election, the Democratic Party has been falling for the FBI. Shortly after Comey was fired, the former FBI chief Robert Mueller was appointed special prosecutor and Democrats had found their vaunted hero and darling. Now he brings us the swashbucklingly titled The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump. McCabe, who declares, “I love the FBI” during media interviews and book talks, is not at all apologetic about any of this. The FBI after 9/11 picked up one, then another, and then yet another suspect and put them all in detention.
Why the Hell Did Democrats Just Extend the Patriot Act?
It may seem to many Americans that Washington is entirely consumed by the impeachment inquiry, and that no other important business is getting done on Capitol Hill. But on Tuesday, in a break from televised hearings, the House of Representatives voted to fund the government through December 20. That’s all well and good, except that Democratic leaders had slipped something else into the bill: a three-month extension of the Patriot Act, the post-9/11 law that gave the federal government sweeping surveillance and search powers and circumvented traditional law-enforcement rules. Key provisions of the Patriot Act were set to expire on December 15, including Section 215, the legal underpinning of the call detail records program exposed in the very first Edward Snowden leak. Republicans have “decried FISA abuse” against the president and his aides, he said, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, “and Democrats have highlighted Trump’s abuse of his executive powers, yet they’re teaming up to extend the administration’s authority to warrantlessly gather data on Americans.”
‘Lock the S.O.B.s Up’: Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration
astead herndonAnd Joe Biden runs for Senate in 1971 as a new type of Democrat —archived recording (joe biden) I’m Joe Biden, and I’m a candidate for the United States Senate. archived recording (joe biden) Politicians have done such a job on the people that the people don’t believe them anymore. And at the exact same time, that’s when the young Joe Biden makes his way to Capitol Hill. archived recording (joe biden) In a nutshell, the president’s plan doesn’t include enough police officers to catch the violent thugs. archived recording (joe biden) Before I start, I’d like to say something about the debate we had last night.
Message from Joint Chiefs on U.S. Capitol Riot
The following is the Jan. 12, 2021 message to U.S. troops from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. MEMORANDUM FOR THE JOINT FORCESUBJECT: MESSAGE TO THE JOINT FORCEThe American people have trusted the Armed Forces of the United States to protect them and our Constitution for almost 250 years. The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process. We mourn the deaths of the two Capitol policemen and others connected to these unprecedented events. [signed]Mark A. MilleyGeneral, U.S. ArmyChairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffJohn E. HytenGeneral, U.S. Air ForceVice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffJames C. McConvilleGeneral, U.S. ArmyChief of Staff of the ArmyDavid H. BergerGeneral, U.S. Marine CorpsCommandant of the Marine CorpsMichael M. GildayAdmiral, U.S. NavyChief of Naval OperationsCharles Q.
PGA of America pulls PGA Championship from Trump’s N.J. golf course
“Our board has thus made the decision to exercise our right to terminate the contract to hold the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster. His New Jersey course hosted the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, and his course in Loudoun County, Va., hosted the Senior PGA Championship that same summer. As an organization we have invested many, many millions of dollars in the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster. ADThe e-commerce firm Shopify said it would no longer host the Trump Organization’s online retail store, which sold T-shirts, hats, scented candles and bath bombs with the Trump name. ADThe 2022 PGA Championship was supposed to be the high point of Trump’s relationship with the game, bringing one of golf’s most high-profile events to a course that Trump treats as a second home.
Chaos agent: Right-wing blames US Capitol riot on notorious instigator banished by Black Lives Matter
So who is John Sullivan, and what was his connection, if any, to Black Lives Matter and the wider left-wing activist community? Among the pro-Trump activists leading the charge against John Sullivan in Utah is his own brother, James Sullivan. James Sullivan is a Black Republican, inheriting the rigidly conservative political line of the white Mormon parents that adopted him. Like so many other right-wing activists, James Sullivan has been determined to pin the violence on leftist Antifa infiltrators. I learned about the unusual meeting between Cisneros and Sullivan from local BLM activists tracking John Sullivan’s movements in DC.
White Terrorism Often Leads to Harsher Punishment for People of Color
And charges filed so far have not been very severe, though federal officials have said they expect harsher ones soon. White people, conversely, were 60 percent of the population yet faced fewer than 53 percent of hate crime accusations. Below are three prominent historical examples of White violence leading to disproportionate punishment for people of color. But at the time, lawmakers weren’t talking about going after Black criminal groups. It was the deadliest single act of domestic terrorism in American history, and the perpetrators were White.
Liberals posed as Trump Supporters and stormed the Capitol to agitate real Trump supporters! They have coordinated a break in and staged a false flag inside the Capitol Building and blamed it on the Patriots. Trust me, if the Patriots were going to rush the Capitol they would do that in a different way. President Trump knew his people would come to DC on the sixth. He knew ANTIFA would show up.
‘It Is a Trap’: Far-Right Freaks Out About Rallies It’s Organized
Extremism experts have focused on Jan. 17, as well as Inauguration Day and the days surrounding it, as potential flashpoints for violence. So far, however, public online discussions of the purported Jan. 17 protests have been much less visible than the wave of talk in pro-Trump forums that preceded the Jan. 6 riot. A Minnesota group that has recently organized “Stop The Steal” events at the state’s capital issued a Facebook warning to followers about the Jan. 17 event. On Facebook, the group shared posters for the Jan. 17 event, and suggested that they were an “anarchist” plot. Still, the days surrounding Jan. 17 are also potential tinderboxes across the country.
A coup attempt is underway in Washington
Waving Trump flags, they easily pushed past the unusually light security, climbed the steps and began throwing chairs through windows. Inside, the Secret Service evacuated the vice president, who Trump had been threatening all week. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021The mayor of Washington and Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested the Pentagon send in the National Guard to protect them. When I wrote my reporting cables back to headquarters, I called these things what they were: an attempt to overthrow the legitimate government—an insurrection—a coup attempt. What will the Pentagon choose?
The Defeated Fascist Coup, the Battle Still Raging, and the Way Forward Out of This Madness
Both the fascist movement and their representatives were defeated that day—which is extremely important. It was and is extremely important that the Democrats immediately pushed forward the demand for impeachment and won the vote on this. The fascist Republican Party and its media mouthpieces, with way too few exceptions, still not only oppose punishing Trump in any way but act as if they (and he!) A section of the fascist party and fascist apparatus may have thought it wiser to not contest this particular election. As you do that, the place to begin is with the synthesized understanding brought forward by Bob Avakian (BA).
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Amid fascist coup in Washington, Spanish officers intensify far-right plotting
He demanded she “change the course” of the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government. Leaked WhatsApp messages of some of the former officers discussed shooting “26 million” people and imitating General Francisco Franco’s fascist coup that provoked the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War. Amid mass deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, millions view the Spanish officers’ threats with outrage and alarm. Trump’s plotting, culminating in the fascist coup to overrun the Capitol in Washington, is only the sharpest expression of a broad disintegration of democratic forms of rule, amid the pandemic and unsustainable levels of social inequality. The cowardly response of the Democratic Party to Trump’s coup attempt will, moreover, only bolster the Spanish fascist officers in their view that they might be able to carry out a far-right putsch.
Who are the five people who died in the DC protest at the Capitol?
The five people who died during the US Capitol invasion included a military vet who was shot, a cop who collapsed while fending off rioters, and three protesters who perished from medical emergencies, officials said. A US Capitol Police officer also died after “physically engaging with protesters,” according to a report. One of the people who died from a medical emergency includes Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Ala., according to AL.com. Philips — a computer programmer who founded a social media site for Trump supporters, Trumparoo.com — died of a stroke, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Boyland was “a really happy, wonderful person,” a sister told Atlanta’s 11Alive.
Biden: ‘Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?’
PoliticsBiden: ‘Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?’Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Aug. 31 said he wants a safe America.
What we will Miss with the End of the Trump Presidency
President Trump wrote (October 9, 2019):“The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. President Trump pointed out that Democrats used the concocted Russia collusion story to rationalize their embarrassing 2016 election defeat. It was nothing short of treasonous.”At that July 16, 2018 press conference with President Putin, a reporter questioned President Trump: “President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016. President Trump not only was the first US president to meet with a North Korean leader of state, but, unlike his predecessors, Trump displayed respect for its leader, Kim Jong Un. In a presidential debate, Trump defended his actions:“We have a good relationship with North Korea, we’re not in a war.
Biden inaugural guest is Venezuelan coup leader charged with inciting violent assault on gov’t building
After condemning the pro-Trump invasion of the Capitol, the incoming Biden administration invited Carlos Vecchio – a coup leader charged in the 2014 torching of the Venezuelan Attorney General’s office – to its inaugural ceremony. Among those dignitaries is Carlos Vecchio, a former Exxon lawyer who currently serves as US-recognized “Interim President” Juan Guaidó’s envoy in Washington. The Biden team’s decision to invite Vecchio was a disappointing sign to those hoping the new administration would break from Trump’s failed and destructive policy of recognizing Guaidó as Venezuela’s leader. After condemning Trump for inspiring the Capitol riot, Biden sent inaugural invite to @carlosvecchio – Venezuelan coup leader charged with inciting insurrectionist 2014 attack on gov't building. The violent actions of Vecchio and his allies were hardly limited to the events of February 12, 2014.
Donald Trump is not a fascist. He’s a part of a long tradition of American demagogues.
Only then could the party leader’s rhetorical violence be transformed into mass violence, the suppression of all opposition, the nullification of civil rights and the vicious persecution of vulnerable minorities. Trump’s speeches may sometimes recall the rhetoric of fascist leaders in his praise of violence, his demands for obedience and his disregard for constitutional restraints. From the start, the history of modern democratic republics has been inseparable from that of charismatic political leaders who can forge intense emotional connections with committed cadres of followers. Simón Bolívar, who seized dictatorial powers several times in the history of the South American revolutions, was not a fascist. Most American voters outside the progressive left do not think of fascism as in any way an American phenomenon.
WikiLeaks Reveals DNC Elevated Trump to Help Clinton
According to an email from Marissa Astor, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook’s assistant, to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, the campaign knew Trump was going to run, and pushed his legitimacy as a candidate. The memo, sent to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) also reveals the DNC and Clinton campaign were strategizing on behalf of their candidate at the very beginning of the primaries. Expecting Clinton to be the nominee, the DNC and Clinton campaign developed strategies for the general election. It was in the best interest of Clinton, and therefore the Democratic Party, that Trump was the Republican presidential nominee. “Clinton, Trump trade insults as rhetoric heats up between front-runners,” read the headline from a CNN article in September 2015.
Russiagate Ain’t Over
Even in victory the Democrats are rearing the ugly head of Russiagate to further vanquish the vanquished and protect their power, writes Joe Lauria. And now Russiagate is poised to be used again against Russia, Trump and Trump voters. Russiagate is also too useful to discard because it is a tool for politicians to get out of sticky situations. Beyond that, Russiagate has been a convenient and successful strategy of deflection from one’s own responsibility for America’s social and political crises. Despite this, the Russiagate saga is still believed by millions of Americans, bolstered by Congressional studies that relied on intelligence briefings.
Donald Trump Rode $5 Billion in Free Media to the White House
The real estate magnate got $4.96 billion in free earned media in the year leading up to the presidential election, according to data from tracking firm mediaQuant. Over the past 12 months, the president-elect received more than $800 million in free earned broadcast media, compared to $666 million for Clinton, and $2.6 billion in free earned online news attention, compared to $1.6 billion for his rival. According to mediaQuant's estimates, as much as 23% of free earned media attention given to Trump during the election was negative, compared to about 12% for Clinton. During the election, Trump got about 50% more coverage than Clinton across all media but outdid her by 150% on Twitter. What remains uncertain moving forward is whether Trump's free earned media ride can be replicated by other candidates, or if we'll see 2018 and 2020 return to business as usual in terms of advertising and media.
Biden foreign policy adviser Antony Blinken on top global challenges
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Antony "Tony" Blinken, former deputy Secretary of State and current foreign policy adviser for the Joe Biden for President campaign. RELATIONSHIPS WITH U.S. INTELLIGENCE: "[A] President Biden will not politicize intelligence, will insist that truth always be spoken to power. Antony "Tony" Blinken, former deputy Secretary of State and current foreign policy adviser for the Joe Biden for President campaign. Which also sums up the profound differences between President Trump and Vice President Biden. Last question: You know the Vice President better than anyone else when it comes to foreign policy and national security.
Biden will recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader, top diplomat says
Slideshow ( 2 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will continue to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s president, Anthony Blinken, Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, said on Tuesday. The United States, along with dozens of other countries, recognized Guaido - the leader of Venezuela’s opposition-held National Assembly - as the country’s president in January 2019, arguing Maduro’s 2018 re-election was rigged. Guaido’s push to oust Maduro - who has overseen a collapse in the once-prosperous OPEC nation’s economy and stands accused of corruption and human rights violations - has stalled. Maduro calls Guaido a U.S.-puppet seeking to oust him in a coup. His allies have expressed a desire to engage in negotiations with the Biden administration after years of tensions and escalating U.S. sanctions.
Obama says new miles of pipeline could stretch around the earth
We've added enough new oil and gas pipeline to circle the Earth and then some," Obama said, with a nod to middle-school science class. Here, we decided to check something we haven't heard before -- that the United States has added enough oil and gas pipeline to circle the Earth since Obama took office. We asked two experts if the year-to-year comparison of pipeline miles is a valid measure and if anything else should be considered. For some perspective, we looked at the miles added during the last three years of George W. Bush's presidency. Our rulingObama said the U.S. has added enough pipeline in the last three years to circle the Earth "and then some."
‘Our industry knows Joe Biden really well’: Defense contractors unconcerned as Biden clinches victory
“Our industry knows Joe Biden really well, and he knows our industry really well,” said Arnold Punaro, a retired Marine Corps major general and Democratic Senate staffer who works as a defense consultant. Stock prices of major defense contractors increased Wednesday, as Republicans appeared poised to hold on to the Senate, and held steady throughout the week. Major defense contractors benefited from well-funded weapons technology initiatives, including numerous hypersonic-weapons programs and accelerated purchases of new fighter jets. Some major defense contractors saw record sales as a result. Defense analysts have expected for years that the current defense budget would probably not increase further even under a second Trump administration.
Joe Biden’s ‘not banning fracking’ defense, explained
Biden’s position on a fracking banBiden would not allow new fracking on federal lands. He would allow existing fracking to continue on federal property and existing and new fracking to continue on private land. ADADMost of these examples the Trump campaign uses conflate Biden’s decades-long vision for a clean-energy economy with his immediate plans now for how to do that. The Trump campaign is taking advantage of the fact that Biden wants to move away from fossil fuels, including fracking, to imply Biden wants to ban fracking now. (It’s no coincidence that Biden restated his position on not wanting to ban fracking Monday while in Pittsburgh.)
Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing
Accordingly, to protect the Federal workforce and individuals interacting with the Federal workforce, and to ensure the continuity of Government services and activities, on-duty or on-site Federal employees, on-site Federal contractors, and other individuals in Federal buildings and on Federal lands should all wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in CDC guidelines. Immediate Action Regarding Federal Employees, Contractors, Buildings, and Lands. (c) Heads of agencies shall promptly consult, as appropriate, with State, local, Tribal, and territorial government officials, Federal employees, Federal employee unions, Federal contractors, and any other interested parties concerning the implementation of this section. There is hereby established the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force). (a) For purposes of this order:(i) “Federal employees” and “Federal contractors” mean employees (including members of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard in Federal service) and contractors (including such contractors’ employees) working for the executive branch;(ii) “Federal buildings” means buildings, or office space within buildings, owned, rented, or leased by the executive branch of which a substantial portion of occupants are Federal employees or Federal contractors; and(iii) “Federal lands” means lands under executive branch control.
Owning the Consequences: Clinton and the Repeal of Glass-Steagall
Today, most people don't make the connection that Glass-Steagall both created FDIC insurance and separated commercial and investment banks. During the 1970s and 80s the commercial banks had gotten approval for a host of absurd exceptions to the law, but they wanted more. To avoid being run over by the plentiful and cheap capital available to the commercial banks, investment banks had to change their capital structures. Ultimately, the investment banks cut a deal and the inevitable happened as the separation was repealed in November 1999 as President Clinton signed the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act. Of course, as Clinton said, the “unified” banks were slightly less likely to fail because they were connected to the US Treasury indirectly through FDIC insurance.
Bill Clinton says he made mass incarceration issue worse
Former US President Bill Clinton speaks in Washington, DC, in 2015. “I signed a bill that made the problem worse,” Clinton told an audience at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. What’s more, Hillary Clinton has made criminal justice reform a staple of her campaign. “Our prisons and our jails are now our mental health institutions.”Both Clintons, however, pushed hard for the 1994 crime bill. This is not the first time Bill Clinton has said he regretted his impact on mass incarceration.
Trump's personality is as much a problem as his performance
Donald Trump’s narcissistic personality is as much a political problem as his dismal performance. In our hyper-charged environment, ideologues forget that personality is as much a factor in voting decisions as issues are. But they are just as likely to fault the president for his personal failings and credit his Democratic challenger for having a more positive personality. But Biden’s personality is just as potent as his performance. In the wake of the pandemic, Americans lost their taste for exciting candidates and looked for a presidential hopeful who would bring peace to a restive nation.
The Leadership Institute -- Training Operation for Right-Wingers
It's called The Leadership Institute and since it was set up in 1979 "has trained," according to its website, "more than 200,000 conservative activists, leaders and students." .leadershipinstitute.org/training/schools.cfm?school=21The "Morton" he is referring to is Morton C. Blackwell, who founded The Leadership Institute, and remains its president and runs it. As The Leadership Institute says on a page about its "Mission" on its website: "The Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. The Leadership Institute is the center of conservative activist training. Describing under "Headquarters" The Leadership Institute's "facility" in Arlington, Virginia, the website says it includes "a training center, professional multimedia studies, dormitories."
Get the vaccine shot but do not throw away the mask to fight COVID-19
An X% efficacy would mean that while 100 infections occurred in the placebo group, only 100-X occurred in the vaccine group. Of these, 8 had received the vaccine shot and the other 162 were in the placebo group. In other words while 162 infections occurred in the placebo group only 8 occurred in the vaccine group. But the COVID-19 vaccine studies were put together very rapidly, and they are still ongoing. vaccine hesitancy and scepticismScience has designated the COVID-19 vaccines as the breakthrough of the year 2020, but there is still a considerable degree of vaccine hesitancy and scepticism.
Article: Campaign 'donations' are bribes and the 'Free' World ain't so free: Fixing Journalism's Lexicon to to Reflect Reality
A new president, an ousted fascist predecessor, and an obstructionist opposition party that wants nothing to change despite losing a national election is a great time to take on this task. Change Department of Defense to Department of War. (And I wouldn't be surprised if some expert on US history didn't write in and tell me that actually the US started that war too.) Even the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9-11-2001 was not a war. Actually right up through World War II, the executive agency in charge of the military was aptly named the War Department, and was headed by the Secretary of War.
Why the Covid Vaccine Rollout Is Not Enough to Curb Infections -
Several infectious-disease researchers contacted by The NY Times cautioned that it would be months before enough people in the US will have gotten the shots to allow for normal life to begin again.Only then will the number of people with immunity — those who have had the disease and recovered, plus those who have been vaccinated — be large enough to take the wind out of the pandemic, said Jeffrey Shaman, an epidemiologist at Columbia who shared his team’s modeling calculations.
One Year Later-The Kobe Bryant I Still Remember
But yes, it's been one year since the death of Kobe Bryant. A year later, my two greatest enduring and life affirming memories of Kobe Bryant are the same. He called out the criminal justice system for the abomination in letting Zimmerman skip away scot free. When you really think about it, though, it really wasn't terribly hard for Bryant to switch roles from basketball superstar Bryant to racial justice activist Bryant. This is the Kobe Bryant I choose to remember.
At Global Day of Action, Rep. Khanna Renews Support for War Powers Resolution to End War in Yemen
Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) renewed his support for introducing a War Powers Resolution with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) aimed at stopping the war in Yemen. Rep. Khanna affirmed his commitment to working with Sen. Sanders on the War Powers Resolution, during a global rally of activists, lawmakers, and celebrities calling for an end to the war. "Ending this war and providing the relief that is necessary to civilians and Yemen has to be our highest priority," Rep. Khanna said. I am committed to working with Senator Sanders and the Biden administration to bring this war to an end." Read the text of MP Corbyn's motion calling on the British government to end its support for the war.
The Will to Believe: Americans and their Divine Masters
"Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful. Hence one must choose a master, God being out of style." Seemingly is the relevant word, for the opposites are not opposites but counterparts, flip sides of the same coin. But each choice is a choice of belief that satisfies the need to believe no matter how unbelievable. The French sociologist Jacques Ellul put it this way in his classic book Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes:For no citizen will believe he is unable to have opinions.
Enemies of the Deep State: The Government's War on Domestic Terrorism Is a Trap
In the wake of the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol, "domestic terrorism" has become the new poster child for expanding the government's powers at the expense of civil liberties. Watch and see: We are all about to become enemies of the state. Cue the Emergency State, the government's Machiavellian version of crisis management that justifies all manner of government tyranny in the so-called name of national security. Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald explains:Why would such new terrorism laws be needed in a country that already imprisons more of its citizens than any other country in the world as the result of a very aggressive set of criminal laws? What acts should be criminalized by new 'domestic terrorism' laws that are not already deemed criminal?
Dear President Biden (from a progressive)
My objective is to remind progressives we're going to have to push Biden to do what needs to be done. Dear President Biden, Vice President Harris, DNC, DCCC:Congratulations on your winning both houses and your offices, though with an embarrassingly narrow margin, considering how destructive Trump and his often violent minions have been to our country and democracy. This narrow margin is a result of the Democratic Party - YOU - abandoning the working class. Without the progressive vote for you in this past election, Trump would have been re-elected and you would likely have lost both houses of Congress. Yes, we have no other party, but progressives can stay home or vote third party, which is a big part of why Hillary lost in 2016.
Hundreds of 2021 Insurrectionists May Get Off while 700 Pentagon Protesters got arrested and jailed in 1967
During the 1967 MOBE march and demonstration by several hundred thousand antiwar activists on the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam War, the feds didn't hesitate about arresting, charging, and then busing me and 700 other activists to federal prison in Occoquan, Va. While not all violent, all suspects clearly illegally entered or broke into the nation's Capitol, disrupting Congress. Now take a close look at top image above showing the peacefully seated protesters "occupying" the front mall entrance to the Pentagon in '67. Some 700 or more of us peaceful protesters were eventually yanked away by those marshals and were beaten as we were dragged to vans and buses to be hauled off to a federal prison in Occoquan, Virginia. All those of us who were snatched away were charged with various offenses, often grossly inflated.
Normalization With Zionism: An Intro
But let me start by recounting the story of a famous Supreme Court episode. In 1964, the Court was confronted with the question of whether a Ohio theatre owner had violated an obscenity statue by showcasing a "pornographic" film. The theatre owner was declaring that his right to display these materials was protected under the free speech provision of the First Amendment. We are talking about a Supreme Court populated by nine middle-aged and old white guys. In a famous concurring opinion, Justice Potter Stewart, in attempting to define the parameters of "hard-core pornography," wrote the following:
Max Alvarez – The Tight Rope on The Real News
In this special episode, Dr. Cornel West and professor Tricia Rose walk “The Tight Rope” with Max Alvarez, editor-in-chief of The Real News Network. For the next few months, “The Tight Rope” and The Real News Network have partnered to bring you exclusive conversations with some of the world’s foremost thought leaders, educators, activists, artists, and intellectuals. Listen in as Dr. West and Max discuss how Fyodor Dostoevsky mutually inspired their worlds of ideas, and Dr. Rose ties that literary connection to the purpose of their powerful partnership. Guest Socials/Guest Links:Max Alvarez’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/maximillian_alvTight Rope Links:Become a member of our Patreon family for BTS access and more exclusive content! Professor Tricia Rose is director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University.
With Biden’s Support, a $15 Minimum Wage Is Closer Than Ever
It also raises the federal minimum wage for tipped workers from $2.13 to $4.25. The $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage is a starvation wage,” he said in a statement. The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised in nearly 12 years, the longest it’s ever stayed stagnant. Republicans argue that raising the minimum wage would kill jobs or raise prices for goods and services, but in many places where the minimum wage is already $15, such as New York City, job numbers haven’t been affected, and yet more historical research shows that minimum wage increases do not kill jobs. Also, in Seattle, researchers found that a minimum wage hike to $13 in 2016, did not increase prices at supermarkets.
DC National Guard Chief: Pentagon Restricted Quick Response to Capitol Attack
Local National Guard commanders usually have the ability to take responsive actions when lives are at risk or significant property damage is possible in certain scenarios, particularly when it isn’t possible to obtain approval quickly. “All military commanders normally have immediate response authority to protect property, life, and in my case, federal functions — federal property and life. A detailed timeline of the day’s events shows that the Pentagon took about an hour and a half to approve requests for the National Guard to respond to the Capitol breach, according to reporting from The Hill. “We all know that’s true — and it’s unacceptable.”The D.C. National Guard wasn’t the only agency that didn’t prepare enough for the Capitol breach that took place on January 6, which resulted in the death of five individuals. Many believe Trump is to blame for having instigated his loyalists to attack the Capitol.
The American Exceptionalism Of Secretary Of State Antony Blinken
The American Exceptionalism Of Secretary Of State Antony Blinken“American leadership still matters. The reality is the world simply does not organize itself,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken proclaimed at his confirmation hearing. During President Barack Obama’s second term, Blinken was deputy secretary of state. Asked about the intense humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Blinken drew a false equivalency between the actions of the Houthis and the Saudis. Antony Blinken sworn in as Secretary of State (Photo: State Department)US Return To Iran Nuclear Deal Not Happening SoonIt was the United States under Trump that ditched the Iran nuclear deal, not Iran.
Forty-three refugees drown off Libya’s coast: victims of the European Union’s refugee policy
At least 43 refugees drowned on January 19 off the Libyan coast during their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The mass death in the Mediterranean, for which the European Union (EU) bears responsibility, thus continues into yet another year. The experience of Souleymane, a refugee from Guinea, gives a sense of the tragedies taking place in the Mediterranean. But 11,891 refugees were seized at sea by the Libyan coastguard and returned to Libya’s torture camps. At the same time, the EU not only supported the Libyan coastguard’s illegal repatriation of refugees, but also conducted illegal “pushbacks” of refugees at sea.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson admits to mass murder as UK official COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000
Britain officially passed 100,000 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday according to the government’s measure of a fatality within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test. This means that 147 people have died for every 100,000 people in the UK, a figure only topped by two other nations—Belgium and Slovenia. More people have now died in the UK from COVID-19 than its civilian death toll in World War II. As the milestone was reached, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called a Downing Street press briefing, in which he had the gall to declare, “[I]t is hard to compute the sorrow contained in that grim statistic. Control of the response to the pandemic must be taken from the political criminals in Downing Street and their allies.
The Biden climate plan, Part One: A drop in the ocean
This is the first of a two-part analysis of the Biden climate plan. The second part will detail the international geopolitical implications of Biden’s climate plan. The Biden climate plan, like all such plans put forward by major capitalist governments, is a fraud and a political trap. These examples illustrate the modest ambitions and wishful thinking that underlie the proposed Biden climate plan. The Biden climate plan illustrates the impossibility of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even in a single country, at the rate required to prevent dangerous levels of warming.
An interview with Dr. Arthur Caplan, professor of bioethics at New York University, on the COVID-19 pandemic
The WSWS had an opportunity to speak earlier this month on the COVID-19 pandemic with Dr. Arthur Caplan, the Drs. One, the pandemic revealed something that insiders already knew that the public does not seem to know, which is we destroyed our public health system. They are in little on what I call basic public health measures. Not public health. You need to have leaders who emphasize that public health requires different responses.
Banned From Twitter, Trump Opens “Office of the Former President” to Push Agenda
Former President Donald Trump has not been open about what his future may hold, including whether he intends to run for office again or not. However, Trump indicated this week that he will attempt to play a role of some kind in the future of U.S. politics. Trump established “The Office of the Former President” on Monday, which will be located in Palm Beach County, Florida, not far from his current residence at Mar-a-Lago. That number has dwindled down to 42 percent in a more recent poll — still a plurality of support from GOP respondents, but a significant drop nonetheless. Trump has already begun backing people he perceives to be loyal to him for future Republican primary elections.
Fred Hampton: The Fight for Truth
Long-time civil rights attorneys Flint Taylor and Jeffrey Haas will join Defending Rights & Dissent (DRAD) and Truthout as DRAD Policy Director and Still Spying Podcast host Chip Gibbons discusses the latest revelations about the FBI’s role in Fred Hampton’s death and why it matters. Fifty-one years ago, the Chicago Police raided the office of the Illinois Black Panther Party, killing Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. Fred Hampton was not only likely drugged by an FBI informant the night of the raid, but the raid was part of the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), covert actions designed to neutralize and disrupt political movements disfavored by the FBI. Their work led to the exposure of the FBI’s role in Hampton’s death and they are still working to shine a light on exactly what happened. On January 19, 2021, they published new revelations at Truthout: “New Documents Suggest J. Edgar Hoover Was Involved in Fred Hampton’s Murder.”This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license.
Schumer Calls on Biden to Declare a Climate Emergency as Ice Loss Accelerates
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) called on President Joe Biden to declare the climate crisis a national emergency, echoing calls that other Democratic lawmakers and activists have been making in past months and years. “I think it might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency,” said Schumer on MSNBC on Monday. But if there ever was an emergency, climate is one.”The emergency declaration would allow Biden to direct funds to clean energy projects and suspend activities like oil drilling and crude oil exports. He also joins over 380 climate groups that, in December, called on Biden to issue an executive order declaring an emergency over the climate crisis. Though, as Grist points out, Biden refers to the climate crisis as an emergency in speeches and documents, he has yet to formally declare one using his presidential powers.
Princess Diana's Nieces Said She Saved Them From a Scary Situation
Princess Diana's nieces, Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza Spencer, reflected on their late aunt in a new interview with Tatler. Lady Eliza recalled an incident when a photographer approached them while on a beach trip with their aunt, and Diana deftly steered them away from the camera. Princess Diana's nieces, Lady Amelia and Lady Eliza Spencer, opened up about their late aunt in a new cover interview with Tatler, reflecting on a potentially "terrifying" incident when Diana steered them away from the paparazzi. Twins Amelia and Eliza — daughters of Diana's brother, Charles, Earl Spencer and his ex-wife Victoria Aitken — spoke about losing their aunt when they were 5, and realizing her global significance as they grew older. "We always just knew her as our aunt," Eliza told Tatler, via People.
Cadbury Crunchie Mini Eggs Exist, Here's Where You Can Buy Them
The best thing about Easter has to be all the mini eggs that suddenly come to our attention. Yeah, we love the big Easter eggs, but there’s just something nice about mini eggs. This leads me neatly into my next point: Cadbury Crunchie mini eggs exist, and they look like the tastiest little eggs we've ever laid eyes on. Annoyingly, the Crunchie mini eggs aren't on sale just yet, but they are coming soon to GB Gifts, so you’ll be able to order them real soon. GB Gifts is also due to get loads of other funky mini eggs in, including more Caramilk mini eggs, which, we all know, are a dream come true.
Jennifer Lopez Rocks a High-Rise, Low-Cut Swimsuit for a Beach Day in Turks and Caicos
However, Jennifer Lopez is continuing to prove that it's possible to stay chic, whether she's hitting the gym or soaking up the sun on the beach. J.Lo recently had a short break in Turks and Caicos, where she was spotted wearing a sleek black swimsuit, and posing for an incredibly revealing "beach bum" Instagram snap. During the same vacation, Lopez donned another beautiful high-rise swimsuit from Norma Kamali, featuring a low-cut V-neck. Lopez even posed for an Instagram photo on a paddle board while wearing the halter swimsuit. Affleck and Lopez were romantically linked between 2002 and 2004, and were even engaged.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Had a "Painful" Year Since Their Nanny Moved Back to the UK
Since their royal exit last spring, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been through a lot, including several moves before they settled into their forever home in Montecito, California. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had quite a year. Two Years of Marie Claire Magazine marieclaire.com $15.00 subscribe herePart of that pain comes from the loneliness Harry and Meghan have experienced. "Their nanny moved back to the UK when they moved to LA because of the pandemic and restrictions left them feeling quite alone. A source recently said the couple had "no regrets" about their royal exit because they "feel very rewarded from their work."
Watch James Corden and Snooki in Paramount+'s Hilarious Super Bowl Commercial 2021
Paramount+ has unveiled a new Super Bowl advertising campaign that features 15+ iconic television characters and personalities. You can watch as this wild adventure concludes on Super Bowl Sunday, where additional 30-second ads will show even more of the hilarious interactions between the commercial's wild cast. And our beloved Super Bowl ads are changing, too — brands like Coca-Cola and Pepsi will not be debuting new commercials. Wait why did I think this was a new reality show? — Nancy (@NancyLovesMJ) January 25, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.
Candace Cameron Bure Responds to Instagram Trolls Commenting on Her Family Instagram
Earlier this month, Candace Cameron Bure clapped back on social media at those who criticized her Christmas card photo on Instagram. Candace Cameron Bure has had it with Instagram trolls. This content is imported from Instagram. Last fall, some of Candace's fans were quick to call an Instagram picture of her husband, Valeri Bure, touching her breast "inappropriate." Needless to say, Candace isn't one to ever back down.
13 Weight Loss Resolutions You Shouldn't Make
"Dropping 20 pounds is a great long-term goal, but dieters tend to fall off track when they have such a lofty resolution," says Amidor. Revised resolution: Lose 1 pound per week"Instead of taking on such a big task, focus on losing one pound a week by setting small diet and exercise goals," suggests Amidor. "For example, resolve to pick skim dairy over whole and pledge to work out 30 minutes, three times a week. You'll be surprised how small tweaks can result in major change." Related: 25 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day
You can personalise Edinburgh Gin's Blush Valentine's Gin with your initials and a little heart
Edinburgh Gin's new personalisation service allows you to swap out the EG on its classic labels to create a personalised bottle of the brand's limited edition Valentine's Day gin. David Wilkinson, Edinburgh Gin's Head Distiller at Ian Macleod Distillers, said in the press release: "Valentine’s Gin has been designed to capture the romance of Valentine’s Day in a bottle. Edinburgh Gin has shared a tasty Valentine's recipe. The First Kiss Cocktail RecipeIngredients35ml Edinburgh Gin Valentine's Gin15ml Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Liqueur60ml pineapple juiceFresh raspberry to garnishMethodAdd the gin, liqueur and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker with ice Shake, then double-strain into a coupe glass Garnish with a fresh raspberryPriced at £36 (70cl/43% ABV), the gin will be on sale via EdinburghGin.com from 29 January. To get a bespoke bottle delivered in time for Valentine’s Day, orders must be placed by Tuesday 9 February.
New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually Keep
When it comes to cleaning up your eating, take a tip from the Boy Scouts: Be prepared. If you want to rise above temptation, like a yummy app spread at a party, you have to think one step ahead, says New York City nutritionist Joy Bauer, RD, Today show contributor and founder of Nourish Snacks. It also helps to have no-deprivation strategies, she adds: "Eating better is often associated with misery, so it's no wonder that so many people throw in the towel." Use these tactics to eat healthier, long-term. RELATED: Top 10 Healthiest New Year's Resolutions
Aldi is selling heart-shaped bread with oozy baked camembert this Valentine's
Valentine's day is fast approaching, and there's a lot to sort, flowers, gifts, dinner. But all we can think about is this heart-shaped oozey baked camembert and sharing bread combo from Aldi. The rich and creamy camembert centre is surrounded by a hearty tear-and-share bread served toasty warm and costs a humble £2.99. You're getting into the spirit of St Valentine's day AND get to eat a pot of melted cheese. Alex told us: "This attractive heart-shaped sharing bread from Aldi with a camembert centre is the perfect size for 2.
'Law and Order: SVU' Fans React to Mariska Hargitay's Instagram With Christopher Meloni on 'Organized Crime' Set
On Monday, Law and Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay shared several behind-the-scenes photos of the upcoming spinoff series, Law and Order: Organized Crime, on Instagram. After several delays in production, Law and Order: Organized Crime is expected to premiere sometime in spring 2021. Yesterday, Law And Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay (who plays Olivia Benson) took to Instagram to share several behind-the-scenes photos from Law and Order: Organized Crime, the upcoming spinoff series starring Christopher Meloni (as Elliot Stabler). "It's all happening ..." Mariska wrote in the caption, adding the tags #OC and #PFL (for 'Organized Crime' and 'Partners For Life,' respectively). Now, he's set to return in Organized Crime to lead his own NYPD force — but the birth of the new spinoff series hasn't been met without setbacks.
How to Get Rid of Mice in the House Fast
Mouse traps remain one of the most effective ways to get rid of mice that are already wrecking havoc inside. When used correctly, these mouse traps kill mice quickly, making it an efficient way to wipe out an entire population. When used correctly, these mouse traps kill mice quickly, making it an efficient way to wipe out an entire population. Electric Traps: These mouse traps lure mice into the chamber before shocking them with fatal electric shocks. Although Mannes argues that homemade remedies aren't the best way to get rid of mice, there's no harm in trying out natural deterrents.
Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix, According to Experts
One of the main concerns when it comes to using household cleaning products is mixing them improperly. Additionally, people who have recently had a lung transplant and older people are more likely to suffer from these combinations, according to Dr. Calello, due to decreased respiratory function. Overall, a good rule of thumb is never to mix any cleaning products—but according to Dr. Calello, these five combinations should be avoided at all costs. Bleach + ammoniaIt’s also important to avoid mixing bleach with ammonia, which is found in many household cleaning products like window cleaners and floor waxes. “It does generate a weak acid [and] can create skin, eye, and respiratory irritation,” says Dr. Calello.
Loose Women's Coleen Nolan insecure over dating younger man
Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan sometimes worries about the age gap between herself and her mystery boyfriend. After meeting on a dating app last year, the 55-year-old and her 47-year-old partner seem fairly set on one another, despite being kept apart by lockdown. ITV"On the other hand, we both have a similar outlook and are in the same place in our lives. He's divorced with children, as am I, so we have a lot in common, too," she continued. Getty ImagesEven though she remains positive about their future together, Coleen also confessed that their age difference might become an issue eventually.
Billie Eilish Reflects on Her 'Horrible Body Relationship,' Unexpected Side Effect of a Diet Pill
"I remember taking a pill that told me that it would make me lose weight and it only made me pee the bed," Billie Eilish recalled. The 19-year-old singer has often talked about her sartorial choices and how her body insecurities affected her body image. In a new Vanity Fair cover story, Eilish reflected on that pap picture. "That was a huge part of my life," Eilish told Vanity Fair. Eilish relived moments from that relationship in the doc, but clarified to Vanity Fair that she's currently not seeing anyone.
Denise Van Outen quits Dancing on Ice due to injury
Denise Van Outen has been forced to withdraw from Dancing On Ice, after seriously injuring her shoulder in three places and dislocating it. The performer had a scan on Tuesday (26 January) to check on the progress of a shoulder injury sustained from a fall on the ice whilst training. Denise explained that she was so proud of what she'd done on the ice so far, adding, "I’m actually proud of what I’ve achieved (not much, lowest scores so far). I loved our time on the ice together and I love the wonderful friendship that we will always have. I’m gutted to have Denise leave the show and equally gutted that last Sunday’s hug will be my last for a while.”ITVA spokesperson for Dancing on Ice said: “We adore Denise and Matt and we’re so very sad to see them leave the competition so soon.
Can Chuck Schumer Advance Biden’s Agenda With a Razor-Thin Majority?
Mitch McConnell on Monday finally backed down from his demand to protect the tactic, allowing an organizing agreement giving Chuck Schumer and his razor-thin majority control of the Senate to go through. Schumer, who had called for his Republican counterpart to agree to the power-sharing rules of the last split Senate, in 2001, claimed victory in the standoff. “I’m glad that two Senate Democrats confirmed today they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster,” the Senate Minority Leader said. We need immediate bold change,” the Senate Majority Leader told Rachel Maddow in an interview that aired Monday night. Speaking to Maddow Monday, Schumer suggested Biden should use his executive powers to deal with climate change.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Joins Trump in Getting Permanently Suspended From Twitter
The MyPillow CEO and staunch Donald Trump supporter got his account on the social media platform shut down in perpetuity on Monday. Dominion has also threatened to sue Lindell, but he told The New York Times, he has no intention of backing down. In the filing obtained by Vanity Fair, Lindell claims the story caused “personal harm and emotional distress,” specifically because of the claims he sent Krakowski alcohol. When news of this alleged romance first made headlines, a representative for Krakowski told Vanity Fair, “Jane has never met Mr. Lindell. Join Vanity Fair to receive full access to VF.com and the complete online archive now.
Jared Leto Says Finding Out About COVID After a Two-Week Silent Retreat “Was Like Coming Out to the Zombie Apocalypse”
That person, it turned out, was Jared Leto, who was in a silent meditation retreat when the world changed last March. “They made a decision, 'Let's not disturb the participants,'” Leto explained. “And I didn't turn on my phone until I went back to L.A. It was like Rip Van Winkle.”That shocked feeling is also palpable in the original message Leto wrote on his Instagram account after discovering the extent of the spread of the coronavirus while he was away. 12 days ago I began a silent meditation in the desert,” he wrote.
Looks Like Sean Spicer Won’t Be Joining the White House Correspondents' Association
Sean Spicer’s application to join the White House Correspondents’ Association was rescinded by his own employer, as Newsmax, the right-wing cable network where the former White House press secretary now hosts an evening show, reportedly decided they already have enough people on the job. Spicer’s pending request for credentials was thus “considered an unwanted headache at the WHCA,” Politico reports. Other members of the pro-Trump media are, however, still pursuing access to Joe Biden's White House. Rion kept showing up, however, thanks to Trump officials who had her to the White House as a guest—sway OAN surely won't have with Biden's team. Already, one White House reporter observed Rion “has been MIA since Biden took office,” according to CNN’s Oliver Darcy, who reports that the White House has not revoked access, despite Rion’s curious absence.
Diamonds in the Rough
Diamonds in the RoughThe thieves who stole $37 million in jewels from Harry Winston Paris committed the perfect crime. Their mistake was returning for another, even bigger score. But did police really solve the crime, or are the brains of the operation still at large?
MAJORING IN CRIMEThe untold story of the “Transy Book Heist” is one part Oceans 11 one part Harold & Kumar: four Kentucky college kids who had millions to gain and nothing to lose
Introducing Thom Browne Childenswear, Where It’s Not “The Clothing Wearing the Kids”
For the kids who want their fashion to stand out, even if they’re still in school via Zoom, the collection we didn’t know we needed has finally arrived. Thom Browne has launched his first childrenswear collection, announced via a series of black and white photos and a film by Cass Bird. “The kids wearing the clothing and not the clothing wearing the kids—through uniformity, highlighting individuality.”Tailoring, knits, and footwear—all the essentials are there, from the miniature medium gray Super 120s wool suit, the Chesterfield velvet top collar overcoat, to the four bar cardigan. “I focussed on a classic approach to childrenswear,” Browne said. Thom Browne’s childrenswear collection puts the kids in the driver’s seat—it’s their (stylish) world and we’re just living in it.
Starting with the unanimous “No” vote of the town council when Trump appeared before it, in April 1992. Hearing the gilded story of the biggest house in the richest town, Trump ordered an immediate detour. “I know people who moved to Palm Beach, got blackballed at the B&T, and left town,” says one observer. “It was quite contentious,” recalls Lesly Smith, who, as president, presided over the meeting of the Town Council. “The tent wasn’t a good noise container,” says Leslie Shaw, a former member of the Town Council.
Little Lord Flauntleroys
Or maybe the Brant boys were feeling the stress of becoming, suddenly, known. Eventually, friends on Jet Skis came to the rescue, but not until Peter, Harry, and Campbell had started paddling the raft toward shore. Peter Brant Sr.'s SP Newsprint Co. was once the fourth-largest newsprint manufacturer in North America. In an age of resentment toward the 1 percent, the Brant boys are unabashed 1-percenters. And then the Brant boys were off to their confidential dinner, and to Europe, and more adventures.
Trump Alums Can’t Believe No One (Respectable) Will Hire Them After That Tiny Little Insurrection
Just gotta update the ole résumé and I’ll be juggling more offers than I can shake a stick at. Mental note: Call Brooks Brothers and ask them to set aside a couple pairs of their finest chinos. And as it turns out, would-be employers don’t love the idea of hiring people in any way associated with all that. A second former White House official said they knew of “people who got jobs rescinded because of January 6.” A Republican strategist was blunter. “They are really fucked,” the strategist said, pointing to some top officials who stuck with Trump until the bitter end.
Jane Fonda Is Getting the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award
Jane Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes, adding yet another statuette to her packed mantle. “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association takes great pride in bestowing the 2021 Cecil B. DeMille Award to Jane Fonda,” said HFPA president Ali Sar. We are honored to celebrate her achievements at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards.”Fonda has won seven Golden Globes over the last six decades, picking up her first statuette in 1962 for most promising newcomer (a now defunct category) for the film Tall Story. The 2020 Cecil B. DeMille recipient was Tom Hanks, who delivered a warm speech about his family and his love of acting, getting choked up at numerous points. This year’s Golden Globes will air on NBC on February 28.
Keira Knightley Is Done Shooting Nude Scenes for Male Directors
Keira Knightley is no longer interested in acting in nude scenes or sex scenes helmed by male directors. “I don’t have an absolute ban [on nude scenes]—but I kind of do with men,” Knightley said in a conversation with editor Diane Solway and writer-director Lulu Wang on the Chanel Connects podcast. Knightley, who has two children, said she would be interested in doing nude scenes about the complications of motherhood and the bodily changes one undergoes in the process—but not “those horrible sex scenes where you’re all greased up and everyone’s grunting. She noted that she’s become “very uncomfortable” doing scenes that amplify the male gaze. Many sex scenes, she said, just boil down to a director needing “somebody to look hot.”“You can use somebody else, because I’m too vain and the body has had two children now,” Knightley said.
The Latest Twist In the Armie Hammer Saga Somehow Involves Blake Lively and Gossip Girl
During an appearance on the Watch What Happens Live After Show that year alongside Chelsea Handler, the actor was asked by an audience member to name “the biggest diva” on the set of Gossip Girl. Hammer had a 4-episode guest arc on the hugely-popular show in 2012 in which he played con-man Gabriel Edwards, who briefly dates Serena van der Woodsen played by Blake Lively. Hammer hesitated and sharply exhaled before Handler assured him he could “say it because it's so far away from where you are now, that show's over. A previous Playboy interview, for example, has come up—although Hammer later blamed these personal confessions on too much alcohol. — 36 Essential Items for Recreating Iconic Billie Eilish Nail Moments— Inside 2021’s Celebrity-Gossip Renaissance— What Will Melania Trump’s Legacy Be?
Mossimo Giannulli Will Not Get to Serve House Arrest in His $9.5 Million Mansion
A judge denied Mossimo Giannulli’s request to finish his sentence at home, in his new reportedly $9.5 million home in the Hidden Hills, on Tuesday, according to Variety. They proposed a form of house arrest to even the keel. He initially pleaded not guilty, but switched his plea to guilty this past May, and was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. They also argued that coronavirus was a well-known quantity when he was sentenced, and so his isolation was not totally unexpected. — 36 Essential Items for Recreating Iconic Billie Eilish Nail Moments— Inside 2021’s Celebrity-Gossip Renaissance— What Will Melania Trump’s Legacy Be?
The Little Things Is a Throwback Best Left in the Past
Such is the dreary fate of The Little Things (in theaters and on HBO Max, January 29), a serial killer thriller that arrives as a hopeful burst of glossy studio fare in a time largely bereft of such movies. The Little Things doesn’t have the grimly cozy pull I was looking for, though, mostly because it’s too busy trying to be profound. The most interesting aspect of The Little Things is also perhaps its worst quality. The Little Things is somehow both lazy and overly adorned, a lugubrious movie that spends all its indulgence on the easiest, most obvious of tropes. In ours, though, in which a starry genre movie that isn’t connected to any sort of franchise is so desperately hungered for, The Little Things plays as more than mere disappointment.
Tucker Carlson Goes to Bat for the QAnon Cult
While some Fox News personalities have condemned QAnon, the network’s top host went to bat Monday night for the deranged right-wing cult. Instead, the segment pivoted to Carlson directing his ire at the supposed real top threat that Americans are facing: private companies curbing extremist content from movements like QAnon. The segment tied into a running obsession on Fox News and in right-wing media and politics that elites in media and tech are trying to silence conservatives. Later in the segment, Carlson interpreted the recent and all-too-late attempts by the “entrenched powers” to stop QAnon from spreading on their platforms as a potential assault on conservative media outlets like the one that employs him. — Trump Makes an Exit With His Brand in Tatters— From the Archive: How Donald Trump Turned Palm Beach Against Him— Not a subscriber?
The Pilot Who Can Connect Prince Andrew to Jeffrey Epstein’s Plane Is Reportedly Cooperating With the FBI
Long before pedophile and financier Jeffrey Epstein’s July 2019 arrest and subsequent suicide, the flight logs from his plane, reportedly nicknamed the Lolita Express, seemed to show that his crimes might be more far-reaching than previously imaginable. Later on, when Prince Andrew was downplaying his own involvement in the scandal, flight logs acquired by investigators and journalists implied that the prince had spent more time with Epstein and his alleged coconspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, than he was admitting. Over the weekend, The Mirror said it tracked down David Rodgers, one of Epstein’s longtime pilots, at his home in Lake Worth, Florida. “He was trusted with his most prized and high-profile friends, not only the prince, but Bill Clinton too. Rodgers reportedly used the abbreviation for Andrew as well as Epstein’s designer Alberto Pinto, who died in 2012.
Heart-Shaped Jewellery For Valentine’s Day That’s Anything But Clichéd
Hard though it is to believe, Valentine’s Day 2021 is right around the corner. Don’t dismiss heart-themed gifts as cheesy, we prefer to think of the motif as classic – especially when it comes to the carefully curated selection of jewellery below. Drop a hint to your other half: you could command attention like Katy in Rachel Quinn’s eye-catching drop earrings, or with Jennifer Meyer’s unique turquoise ring. And if your style is more subtle, then the heart shaped pendant necklace from Tiffany & Co would make an ideal addition to your everyday jewellery. Wear your heart on your sleeve and around your neck (or in your ears) this Valentine’s Day, with British Vogue’s edit of the best heart-shaped jewellery to shop ahead of the holiday.
Revisit 45 Of Bella Hadid’s Best Street Style Looks
Bella Hadid made her official fashion week debut as an 18-year-old at Tom Ford’s Los Angeles show in February 2015. The ringleader of a new sort of supermodel group – one that majors in ’90s street style – Bella’s presence during the biannual show season transcends her runway exits. Even before her follower count topped 30 million, Bella really went the extra mile with every daytime look. While Bella’s castings see her working with big-name designers, the now 23-year-old champions emerging talent in her street-style wardrobe. Take a look at Bella Hadid’s best fashion week looks over the last six years.
5 Of The Most Stylish ‘Call My Agent’ Characters To Inspire Your Post-Lockdown Wardrobe
Call My Agent, the French cult comedy drama, is back on Netflix for a fourth and final series. Andréa is on her way to the airport to pick up actress (and one of the most stylish women in the world), Charlotte Gainsbourg. But before we get into that, a quick summary for those who haven’t watched the comedy drama before (Quelle horreur! And every outfit is killer – from her tobacco suede belted jacket and sunglasses at the airport, to the way she wears a black T-shirt and jeans and her amazing take on the tux at the Césars (legs, legs, legs! © Christophe Brachet/NetflixSigourney WeaverWeaver has a blast playing a completely ridiculous version of a Hollywood diva, and her wardrobe plays the part, too.
Trust Us, Your Lockdown-Induced Anxiety Dreams Aren’t All Bad
Using high-density electroencephalography (EEG) to examine brain activity during participants’ sleep cycles, researchers found that bad dreams – not nightmares – triggered a certain part of the brain. After waking from said bad dream, participants were better equipped to deal with fears and frightening situations than those who hadn’t had one. This is because bad dreams trigger the parts of our brains which deal with feeling, processing, regulating and responding to fear. “Dreams may be considered as real training for our future reactions, and may potentially prepare us to face real life dangers,” concluded Perogamvros. Is this an explanation for why we have bad dreams?
5 Things To Know About Armani Privé’s Glittering SS21 Collection
After postponing the Armani Privé show in July – “staging a runway show then would have felt a bit strange, to me at least,” explained Mr Armani – the designer felt a duty to showcase the work of his ateliers. “They have tirelessly worked along all these months,” he told Vogue fashion critic Anders Christian Madsen during a preview. “I want to show their work, giving them a prize for their dedication. “Through the democracy of the internet, we are able to offer a front row seat to everyone,” he said, before sharing the emotional aspect of working on his latest Privé collection. “For me, couture is the highest expression of the qualities that make humankind special: fantasy, and the work of the hands to make it happen.
See Bella Hadid Become A Life-Size Puppet For Moschino
Achenrin for Moschino spring/summer 2021. Julia Nobis and Yasmin Wijnaldum for Moschino spring/summer 2021. © Steven MeiselAnd now, for the brand’s spring/summer 2021 campaign “No Strings Attached”, Scott has transformed Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk, Achenrin, Julia Nobis and Yasmin Wijnaldum into life-size puppets. Read more: The 12 Biggest Spring/Summer 2021 TrendsIrina Shayk for Moschino spring/summer 2021. Yasmin Wijnaldum and Julia Nobis for Moschino spring/summer 2021.
7 Key Sunglasses Trends For 2021
Seeking sunglasses that guarantee optimum drama? Whichever frames take your fancy, it’s time to start thinking about shades. A lucky few have even experienced bouts of winter sunshine – the perfect excuse to invest in a pair of statement-making sunnies. The spring/summer 2021 shows were ripe with fresh sunglasses styles ahead of the new season: Versace’s high-octane showcase included numerous stand-out shapes including a contemporary twist on aviators, and at Miu Miu, rectangular frames in paintbox colours complemented the similarly sprightly clothes offering. Here, British Vogue highlights the key sunglasses trends for 2021 to bookmark now… even if the weather is looking a little dismal.
If Lily-Rose Depp Could Relive Any Fashion Memory, She’d Pick This Chanel One
Lily-Rose Depp is now as synonymous with the house of Chanel as tweed jackets, strings of pearls and artfully pinned camellias. Lily-Rose has even joked that “Chanel” was the first word she learned how to read. “There are people in [the Chanel] team who have watched me grow up. They have always looked out for me in the most gracious, generous and warm way. I’m very lucky to have been acquainted with this brand starting at such a young age,” she has said.
Valentino Won’t Let You Abandon Your Heels Altogether
Valentino Haute Couture played a formative role in Lady Gaga’s metamorphosis from pop powerhouse to Hollywood’s leading lady during awards season 2019. “Her message of freedom, passion for art, self-consciousness and equality is the same our Valentino community stands for.”Valentino Haute Couture spring/summer 2021. At the brand’s couture spring/summer 2021 show today, the rest of the Valentino family channelled their inner Gagas while modelling Piccioli’s latest unofficial tribute to the performer: platforms. Valentino Haute Couture spring/summer 2021. Valentino Haute Couture spring/summer 2021.
Katie Holmes Has Found Her Perfect Winter Trench
Katie Holmes is a sucker for an LBC (little black coat). Her sleek double-breasted wool-twill coat from Wardrobe.NYC has become a winter staple, and she recently added an oversized black quilted jacket from Mango to her wardrobe. Read more: The Best Winter CoatsFashioned from mustard checked wool with shades of Rupert the Bear, Khaite’s Blythe coat is a contemporary twist on the classic trench. Khaite checked Blythe trench coat, £660, available at Matchesfashion.com. Collegiate dressing is second nature to Katie, an avid wearer of brogues, varsity staples (her Gap hoodie, for one), and cardigans.
More Chanel Trophy Tights Have Arrived
Chanel Haute Couture spring/summer 2021. Chanel Haute Couture spring/summer 2021. Swashbuckling shoes and logo tights soon became a badge of honour for the street-style set, for whom Chanel is always the holy grail. Chanel Haute Couture spring/summer 2021. Chanel Haute Couture spring/summer 2021.
5 Easy Hair Styling Tricks From Chanel’s SS21 Couture Show To Transform Your Lockdown Locks
Below, five easy styling tricks to transform your lockdown locks now. Move your partingPossibly the easiest hair styling trick there is, switching your parting to a centre or deep side part can totally change your look. Dig your straighteners outWhat goes better with a regimented parting than poker-straight hair? To really finish the look, Chanel-style, requires a take-no-prisoners blunt bob – something to consider after lockdown if you don’t have one already. Look to R+Co’s Trophy Shine and Texture Spray (£24.50, SpaceNK.com), which smells great and holds the hair in place, minimising frizz for the ultimate sleek silhouette.
Family Portraits Don’t Come Chicer Than Chanel’s
When dreaming up a Covid era alternative to a runway show for Chanel’s Haute Couture spring/summer 2021 collection, Virginie Viard drew on some of the things we’re missing most: like freedom, dancing, parties on summer evenings, and family reunions. “I love big family reunions, when the generations all come together,” said the creative director. Because Chanel is also like a family.” An incredibly chic family that includes Lily-Rose Depp and her mother Vanessa Paradis, Penélope Cruz, Alma Jodorowsky and Marion Cotillard, that is. All of these house muses and more appear in a Chanel “family photo album”, photographed by Anton Corbijn and unveiled on 26 January along with a film that captures the spring/summer 2021 couture collection. “I wanted to bring the models together for family photos, like those you see in photo albums,” said Viard of the project.
An Exclusive Backstage Pass To Chanel’s Wedding-Themed SS21 Couture Show
Backstage at Chanel haute couture spring/summer 2021. I know that Virginie feels the same way, and so did Karl.”Backstage at Chanel haute couture spring/summer 2021. Backstage at Chanel haute couture spring/summer 2021. Today, sharing this experience with Virginie is magnificent — she’s the soul of the house, and Karl lives on through her.”Backstage at Chanel haute couture spring/summer 2021. © Acielle StyleDuMondeThe Chanel spring/summer 2021 couture presentation operated on a reduced show production and adhered to Covid-19 restrictions, including the testing of all those on set.
Schiaparelli: Alta-Costura primavera/verão 2021
E Daniel Roseberry continua a elevar a fasquia quando o tema é Alta-Costura. Pensar em Alta-Costura é pensar em bordados delicados, em tecidos frágeis, em saias com metros incontáveis de seda e vestidos dignos dos contos de fada da Disney. É um mundo mágico e é assim que, desde a década de 50, imaginamos a linha premium da indústria da Moda. “Mas quem disse que é isso que a Alta-Costura tem que ser?”, questiona Roseberry, no texto que acompanha esta nova coleção. Esta coleção é uma homenagem ao trabalho que existe por trás da magia - e à própria magia”, finaliza Roseberry.
The “dramatic” haircare step that Sonam Kapoor Ahuja uses to make her strands feel sexy and romantic
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has always been a fan of leaving it to the professionals when it comes to her skincare and self-care routines, relying on her trusted glam teams to work their magic. "The Royal Spa Facials and body massages at the Myrah Spa are amazing. Since Kapoor Ahuja has to blow dry, straighten and curl her hair often—thanks to a busy shoot and promotional schedule—protecting her hair from heat is important. I love having long luscious hair which smells beautiful, it is romantic and very sexy so I like doing that,” Kapoor Ahuja shared. Also read:3 health tips that helped Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in her struggles with PCOSSonam Kapoor Ahuja has the most interesting beauty hack for coconut oil10 beauty and wellness tricks you can learn from Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's Instagram
Everything you need to know about the vegetarian “meat” wave hitting the grocery shelves
Even McDonald’s does a paneer burger slathered with cream sauce and shredded lettuce that looks exactly like the chicken one. Kellogg launched something called “nuttose”, the first known commercially-produced vegetarian “meat” that was made of peanuts. Mock meat has been a permanent fixture across all Yauatchas and Hakkasans too. The variety is gaining momentum in India with a cult of home chefs (@bread_umbaker and @tempedimumbai) making tempeh from scratch. And across the streets of Amritsar, you’ll find soya-based chaamps hanging off a metal skewer just like its chicken counterpart.
Inside the colour-drenched Parisian home of Louis Vuitton’s accessories creative director Camille Miceli
“During lockdown, I danced alone a lot,” recalls Camille Miceli, accessories creative director at Louis Vuitton, of the months she spent outside of social exchange. Even when she was starting out in the PR department at Chanel, and then at Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacobs, she was the girl to whom everyone gravitated. So taken with Miceli’s verve was Marc Jacobs that he pulled her out of Vuitton’s PR department to creatively consult and design jewellery. Since 2014, she’s been back at Vuitton under Nicolas Ghesquière, where her duties encompass fashion jewellery, scarves, belts, accessories for the runway and glasses. Miceli is happy to rummage through for old favourites, such as a velvet and stone collar from the Marc Jacobs days.
Rodinná setkání v Chanel Haute Couture
Rodinná setkání v Chanel Haute Couture Cindy Kerberová 26. 2021 Sdílet Zkopírovat odkazVirginie Viard p?edstavuje jarní haute couture kolekci módního domu Chanel o?ima Antona Corbijna na slavných tvá?ích v ?ele s Lily-Rose Depp a Marion Cotillard. Zobrazit všechny fotky 1 / 19 Chanel Haute Couture jaro - léto 2021 Foto: Anton CorbijnStejn? jako ostatní návrhá?i, ani kreativní ?editelka módního domu Chanel Virginie Viard nemohla uspo?ádat klasickou módní p?ehlídku. Ty nejd?íve vyfotil Corbijn v prostorách ateliéru a na slavných zrcadlových schodech v Rue Cambon, na nichž sedávala Coco Chanel p?i prezentacích haute couture kolekcí, a poté následoval pr?vod 32 modelek, které sestoupily do pa?ížského Grand Palais, kde se tradi?n? p?ehlídky Chanel konají, a p?edstavily nejnov?jší haute couture linii v zá?ivých odstínech r?žové, ?erné, tyrkysové a béžové. Tvídem prostupuje zlatá ni?, která se v podob? m?ížky objevuje i na botách na klínovém podpatku.
Exclusive: Behind the scenes at Chanel’s SS21 couture show with Marion Cotillard and Penélope Cruz
“I knew we couldn’t organise a big show, so I came up with the idea of a small cortege, like a family celebration,” creative director Virginie Viard offered in her notes. Vogue was invited behind the scenes of the production, which this season was closed to the public in keeping with COVID-19 precautions. And as is inevitably the case with family gatherings, thoughts for those not present lingered in the air. Anton Corbijn“When someone like that looks at you that way, so early in your career, it stays with you forever. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Chanel spring/summer 2021 haute couture collection below.
Julien Fournié o kreativit? v bou?livých dobách, budoucnosti haute couture a ?eské múze
Julien Fournié o kreativit? v bou?livých dobách, budoucnosti haute couture a ?eské múze Cindy Kerberová 26. ?as, který je stále vzácn?jší a v haute couture zárove? p?edstavuje jednu ze zásadních podmínek. Foto: archiv zna?ky Julien Fournié Haute Couture jaro - léto 2021 Foto: archiv zna?ky Julien Fournié Haute Couture jaro - léto 2021 Foto: archiv zna?ky Julien Fournié Haute Couture jaro - léto 2021Drama bou?livé dobyFournié od po?átku své kariéry vynikal dramatickými siluetami a nap?tím, které do svých kolekcí dává. To ostatn? d?lá v každé své haute couture kolekci. Foto: archiv zna?ky Julien Fournié Haute Couture jaro - léto 2021 Tém?? rok trvající výjime?ný stav se nutn? projevil nap?í? módním byznysem a zásadn? se dotkl i sv?ta vysoké krej?oviny.
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Where to Buy Vintage Furniture Online—Plus 19 of Our Favorite Pieces
As I continue to spend more time than ever inside, I’m particularly interested in finding the best vintage furniture online. Not only are those antique pieces a sustainable way to decorate your home, but they’re oftentimes better quality. “Having touched and examined many pieces of designer vintage furniture, I can attest to the fact that there is certainly a distinction of quality that differentiates second-hand vintage furniture from its newer and mass produced counterpart,” says Carmen Nash, a vintage furniture connoisseur who sells her finds through her Instagram, Loft and Thought. You don’t have to leave your house to find the best vintage furniture. To jumpstart your search for amazing vintage furniture online, read on for 20 of Vogue’s favorite designs.
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Hollywood, Hitchcock, and Heels Feature in Luca Guadagnino’s Film for Salvatore Ferragamo
Working together with the director Luca Guadagnino, Salvatore Ferregamo creative director Paul Andrew created a short film and still imagery that addresses the heightened state of the world but in more human and relatable dimensions. The film is informed by Andrew’s binge-watching of Alfred Hitchcock films, noted for their underlying tension and overt glamour. Andrew instead adds a breath of fresh air to his spring collection through his use of perforated leather, and ease of movement via drapery. The Guadagnino film follows five characters who intersect, as they navigate urban streets and verdant gardens, each guided by an internal compass. As the film is released to all, after premiering in Milan at Ferragamo’s spring show, Andrew shares its backstory.
In a Fascinating New Book, Deborah Willis Salutes the Black Civil War Solider
The scholar, author, curator, and photographer Deborah Willis makes a fascinating contribution to that conversation with The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship, her new book from NYU Press. Combining poignant portraits of newly minted soldiers with extensive letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings, and other records, The Black Civil War Soldier pays tribute to heroes largely obscured. Vogue: Can you take me back to when the subject of the Black Civil War soldier first grabbed you? But going further back, I grew up in Philadelphia, and we used to go to Gettysburg as children with my parents, but when I attended school, rarely was there a discussion about Black Civil War soldiers. [I later] did a book called Reflections in Black, and I found Black photographers who photographed Civil War soldiers.
Penélope Cruz and Marion Cotillard Go Behind the Scenes at Chanel Haute Couture
And as is inevitably the case with family gatherings, thoughts for those not present lingered in the air. “This atmosphere reminds me of weddings in the south of Spain, the south of France and Italy. It’s a very Mediterranean feeling; it’s all about family,” said Cruz. She keeps the essence of Chanel, and Karl, and yet is so fresh and original and modern and cool because that’s who she is. With Virginie, what you see is what you get—there is honesty in her work, and you can feel it.”
Meet the Couple Taking ’90s Glamour Shots of Korea’s Modern Families
Yet even after becoming partners in life, it wasn’t until 2018 that they became partners in work, too. The project might have begun with their friends’ pets, but Glamour Shot soon expanded to reflect their interest in reimagining the traditional family portrait more broadly. “The word family seems to be used more generously now than its traditional meaning,” says Lee. “There’s definitely been a rising support of feminism and queer rights, which depart from the traditional Korean family image,” says Lee. “There are a lot of people who don’t have enough education about what is truly important, and the unquestioned importance of the traditional family image is part of that.
Another View of the Spring 2021 Haute Couture Collections
Paris’s spring 2021 haute couture week is happening despite the pandemic, with audience-free shows and COVID-19 safe appointments. Vogue photographer Acielle Tanbetova of Style Du Monde is on the scene in Paris, sharing exclusive images from inside a selection of ateliers and empty presentation spaces to show off the magic of couture. In many instances, she will be one of, if not the only, photographer present, offering a unique point of view on the makings of a couture fantasy. See all her best images here.
5 Chic Hoodies and Blazers Pairings to Wear Now
Perhaps it’s the juxtaposition of the two silhouettes that makes the pairing cool, or the fact that the two fall under two very different sartorial categories. But the athleisure-meets-suiting combination gives off a casual-chic vibe, somewhere between a borrowed-from-the-boys and a model-off-duty look. Frances McDormand donned a rusty brown suit and sweatshirt pairing from Fear of God for the shoot, styled by Jorden Bickham. Most likely, you have one if not both of these staples in your wardrobe, making it easy to experiment with the pairings for yourself. For a laidback way to refresh your worn-out sweats while adding a touch of Frances-level cool to your style, here are five color-coordinated blazer and hoodie pairings to shop now and look to for inspiration later.
Renaissance Renaissance Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Cynthia Merhej’s brand Renaissance Renaissance has all that, plus the complete absence of all zippers and buttons. Removing all plastic, metal, or wood closures in favor of ties and knots has done wonders for her creativity. In leaving traditional fastenings behind, Merhej has made her work open to more sizes and body types. The idea that more people of every shape and gender could slip into Renaissance Renaissance is invigorating her to continue thinking differently as she and her small team—just her mother and a patternmaker—begin work on their next season. This collection proves that even in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, creativity survives.
The Elder Statesman Pre-Fall 2021 Collection
Way back in the earliest days of the pandemic, Greg Chait recorded a message to his future self on his phone. Now releasing his third pandemic collection, Chait has figured out how to keep The Elder Statesman settled in—and thriving—in this moment. Their big mission for pre-fall 2021 was to tweak things ever so slightly to give a new silhouette or slouch. The pieces are two of the loosest and roomiest garments The Elder Statesman has yet offered. Chait said that after two seasons of photographing collections on his coworkers and friends, he liked the idea of a journey for this collection, showing off another community of California vibe lords.
Simone Rocha Shares Her Heart-Shaped Cake Recipe—Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
Simone Rocha may be best known for her deeply romantic sartorial creations—be they beaded bow-shaped barrettes or voluminous layers of delicate, pearl-embroidered tulle—but, as it turns out, her subversively saccharine touch extends beyond the sewing table. Recently, the Dublin-born designer has taken to making a Victoria sponge, which she fills with fresh raspberries, from Violet Cakes’s Claire Ptak. What gives this traditional treat a distinctly Rocha streak, however, is its swoon-worthy shape. “Make sure your eggs and butter are room temperature!”Below, Simone Rocha’s Valentine’s Day cake recipe. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and continue to mix until incorporated.
At Chanel Couture, Bohemian Brides Wear an Array of Dreamy Flower Crowns
There was a distinct—and very welcome—air of optimism at today’s socially distanced Chanel Haute Couture show inside the Grand Palais. The South of France–inspired set was blooming, frothy tulle pastel skirts swooshed down the runway, and a sprinkling of flower crowns added a dose of spring romance to the bohemian-bride-themed show. Striking the right balance between beautiful sartorial tradition and not too neo-hippie Coachella, the vivid flower garlands were crafted with fresh blooms and placed upon polished low ponytails with clean center parts by hairstylist Damien Boissinot. Photographed by Acielle / STYLE DU MONDEAdding to the spritely milieu were the uniform sun-kissed glows. Amid the dreary winter months and darkness of the times, Chanel’s one-two punch of summery warmth and rich, bold color by way of fresh blooms felt positively sunny.
Bella Hadid Takes a Style Cue from Bernie Sanders
Did the Vermont senator’s charming, knit mittens, sustainably made by a local teacher, inspire Bella Hadid’s recent outré hand accessories? Today, Hadid stepped out in Paris in a long black Prada puffer coat, a large Chrome Hearts leather bag, heavy-soled combat-style black boots by Ganni. Around her neck she wore a colorful long knit scarf, and a pair of gloves with colorful swirls on them, which served as the focal point of the outfit. Whether or not Hadid was inspired by the senator, the handgear was certainly a standout moment in the mostly-black look. Plus, given the fervor surrounding Sanders’s head-turning mittens, it seems like the right time to delve into colorful gloves.
Hunter Schafer Rocks the Season’s Coolest Boots
On the red carpet, Hunter Schafer’s fashion choices are always thrilling to watch. The Euphoria star has no problem taking risks; she’s effortlessly pulled off Givenchy couture dresses as well as Rick Owens’s mega platform boots. Yesterday, for instance, Schafer was spotted grabbing a coffee in New York City, and she turned the SoHo outing into an opportunity to play dress up. She wore several runway pieces, including one of the season’s coolest—and hardest to get—boots. Putting a more high-fashion twist on the classic fall-winter ankle boot, Schafer stepped out in black platform boots from Maison Margiela.
The Favorite Dogs of the British Royal Family, From Cocker Spaniels to Corgis
It’s a cocker spaniel, it’s a girl, and it’s said to be a gift from Kate’s brother, James, whose dog Luna welcomed a litter in May. We don’t know the cute canine’s name, but the Cambridges have fully cemented themselves as cocker spaniel people. Each branch of the royal family usually sticks with a distinct breed for decades. Below, we break down the many (and very British) dog breeds of the royal family, from corgis to beagles to bull terriers. Queen Elizabeth: Corgis (and Dorgis)
Freddie Harrel on Hair Care as a Holistic Practice, and Launching Her Game-Changing Beauty Brand
Frédérique Harrel, aka Freddie, began to grow an online following as a blogger writing about fashion and mental health. For someone who exudes a bright sense of confidence, it may be a surprise to hear that Harrel hasn’t always known how to approach her hair. “In hindsight, I really love that this was the first teaching I had about expressing my own identity,” she says of her varying hair looks. “I also really love Taraji’s products, too.”While London maintains its lockdown, Harrel is focused on growing RadSwan. “I want people to look at their hair like a map and not just dismiss it as this one thing.
After 8 Years, I Finally Know How to Wear My Cowboy Boots
Cowboy boots were always appropriate, like a pair of sensible flats. As seniors in high school, boys were allowed to wear cowboy boots with their gray slacks. Cowboy boots can swallow any outfit, and they are itchy with connotations: Yes, I’m from Texas, but no, not like that. The resurgence of cowboy boots as a trend was fascinating to watch. At long last, I’ve wrangled the boots to whisper, rather than shout, what I want them to.
9 Best Black-Owned Lingerie Brands to Shop and Support in 2021
I’m sure you’ve already heard all the buzz around Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty designs. Anya Lust Eugenia velvet balcony bra $215 $189 ANYA LUST Shop Now Anya Lust Esmé sheer babydoll $595 ANYA LUST Shop NowAnya Lust Lassuria high apex velvet plunge bra $225 $199 ANYA LUST Shop Now Anya Lust Under the Stars thong $135 ANYA LUST Shop NowAfter spending 17 years modeling for several notable lingerie brands, Amber Tolliver created Liberté. Savage x Fenty floral glow lace bodysuit $75 SAVAGE X FENTY Shop Now Savage x Fenty linking hearts embroidery G-string $23 SAVAGE X FENTY Shop NowSavage x Fenty linking hearts embroidery unlined lace balconette bra $23 SAVAGE X FENTY Shop Now Savage x Fenty embroidered lace corset $100 SAVAGE X FENTY Shop NowLaSette believes that lingerie doesn’t have to be reserved for special occasions. Suzy Black NYC Aubrey asymmetrical bralette $138 SUZY BLACK NYC Shop Now Suzy Black NYC Madison eyelet romper $158 SUZY BLACK NYC Shop NowSuzy Black NYC Madison romper $198 $100 SUZY BLACK NYC Shop Now Suzy Black NYC Kennedy high-waist bikini $78 SUZY BLACK NYC Shop NowBum Cake’s website is a vintage lover’s paradise. Nubian Skin bodysuit $62 NUBIAN SKIN Shop Now Nubian Skin organic cotton wireless bra $54 NUBIAN SKIN Shop NowNubian Skin naked bra $54 NUBIAN SKIN Shop Now Nubian Skin Cocoa by NS brief $27 NUBIAN SKIN Shop NowFor those looking for Cardi B–, Lady Gaga–, and Beyoncé-level glam, you can grab something special from D Bleu Dazzled’s website (all three of those divas have worn custom creations from the brand).
Katie Holmes’s Wintery Look Mixes High and Low
There’s a million reasons why Katie Holmes’s style wins. She mixed high and low pieces for an outfit that virtually anyone could pull off. Originally retailing for over $2,000, it’s hardly an accessible piece to all, but the way she styled it is easily recreatable. She’s also worn the luxe coat a few times before, proving that an expensive splurge can indeed be a worthwhile investment. Her wintery look showed that when a good coat does all the work for you, the rest of your outfit can be simple.
Borat Breakout Maria Bakalova On Her Dior Couture Debut
And at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s mystical, tarot-themed Dior event, that meant tapping some of Hollywood’s most exciting new talents, including actress Maria Bakalova. A former punk who eventually moved towards a more feminine look, she’s interested in classic pieces with an edge—precisely what drew her to Dior. “What I love most about Maria Grazia is that there is always a story behind something she designs,” says Bakalova. “Wearing couture and having all these beautiful pieces like [the ones from] Dior is one of the best experiences of my life,” she says. Here, the rising star takes Vogue along for her virtual couture experience.
Can We Please Let Olivia Wilde Live?
Perhaps you’ve noticed the continued demonization of one of Hollywood’s most exciting directors (Booksmart, the forthcoming Don’t Worry Darling), the rare woman in a still male-dominated industry. Neither do I, but there is, nevertheless, a concerted effort underway to paint Wilde and Styles’s budding apparent relationship as a scandal. There were no disputes from either camp when People reported in November that Wilde and SNL turned Ted Lasso star Sudeikis broke off their seven-year engagement at the beginning of 2020. Depicting Wilde and Styles as having some kind of torrid affair is a subtle—or not so subtle—form of shaming. In the canon of age differences, the 10 years between 36-year-old Wilde and 26-year-old Styles is hardly glaring.
Alber Elbaz’s New Brand, AZ Factory, Is Here
Our wait is over now that his new label, AZ Factory, has officially arrived. Launching on Net-a-Porter today, the debut AZ Factory collection introduces Elbaz’s new design chapter. Compared to his dreamy, fantasy-filled creations at Lanvin, Elbaz’s AZ Factory is decidedly more streamlined. (Later in the spring, AZ Factory will also release activewear and “switchwear,” a collection of pajamas, hoodies, and other luxurious loungewear.) AZ Factory MyBody draped ribbed stretch-knit dress $1,545 NET-A-PORTER Shop Now AZ Factory MyBody one-sleeve paneled stretch-knit minidress $1,060 NET-A-PORTER Shop Now
Remembering Harry Brant, Son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant
Last night Harry Brant, a 24-year-old model, writer, and socialite, died from an accidental overdose. Harry, the youngest son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, had been living with his older brother, Peter Brant Jr.Born in Connecticut on August 3, 1996, Harry split his time between a downtown Manhattan apartment and his family’s art-filled estate in Greenwich. With an iconic supermodel for a mother and an art-collecting publishing magnate for a father, Harry followed a similar path. Since the 2010s, the Brant Brothers, as Peter and Harry came to be known, have been a fixture in New York’s social scene. Though Harry and Peter were very much a package, as they moved from teenagers to young adults, they would begin to set themselves apart.
It Took a Global Pandemic for Me to Finally Embrace Going Gray in My 30s
I took a deep breath, and threw out the latex gloves, the plastic capes, and the coloring brushes that facilitated my fortnight habit. A hairstyle that said yes, I’m no longer in my 20s—and I’m quite happy about it! It’s true I’ve had a couple of years to prepare for this, but I leaned into it in a way that surprised me. With the myriad anxieties COVID-19 has brought, it was profound to witness that my hair was no longer among them. Now I’m shocked that it took me this long to accept my true colors.
Quarantine Hair Gets the Couture Treatment at Valentino
“Women, men: naturally, smoothly,” read the Valentino Haute Couture spring/summer 2021 collection notes, four words that relayed the mood not only of creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s collection but the gender-neutral hair and makeup looks that accompanied it. “It ticked a lot of boxes for Pierpaolo,” he elaborated of the “super long” extensions he wove through models’ hair, thinning them out with a razor as he worked. “I wanted it to feel very light at the ends—you know like when you see a child’s hair? I didn’t use product at all, just a little squirt of Elnett in the ends to take away any flyaways,” Palau revealed. “It's minimalism meets Leigh Bowery,” McGrath said of the effect, referencing the legendary London club kid and performance artist—and offering a whole new definition of low-key glamour.
Andrew Kenton Trashes Amira Lollysa's Dad: He's a Liar Like His Daughter!
For weeks, there have been major hints that Andrew Kenton and Amira Lollysa had a nasty breakup. Andrew Kenton has some sort of beef with Amira, but he is now taking aim at Hamdi. "He is always begging for money," Andrew characterized Amira's father. "He is feckless, taking money," Andrew accused. "That's some man right there," Andrew mocked.
Jim Bob Duggar Defends Justin: My Son Can Bang Whomever He Chooses!
And what does this have to do with Justin Duggar, who just turned 18 in November? Duggars usually marry young, but Justin is young -- even by the standards of his baby-obsessed family. In the wake of the engagement news, many Duggar fans have asked practical questions such as "how the hell can Justin Duggar afford a lavish engagement ring when he's never even had a real job?" One inquisitive mind decided to go straight to the source and ask Jim Bob and Michelle directly on their Instagram page. Amazingly, the question actually received a response from the Duggar Family Instagram account, which is operated by Jim Bob and Michelle.
Ari Robinson, Accused Worst Cooks In America Killer, Also Auditioned for America's Got Talent
By now, perhaps you've heard about the awful case of Ari Robinson. The winner of Worst Cooks In America Killer last summer, the reality star was arrested one week ago for the most grisly crime imaginable. According to an episode of Double A Shenanigans podcast, meanwhile, Robinson also tried out for America's Got Talent in late 2020. “I auditioned for "America’s Got Talent," Ari said on the episode, which was posted last month. I don’t know if I got through, like all the way through yet.
Kim Kardashian: I Can't Decide If I Want to Divorce Kanye!
For weeks now, we've been hearing rumors that Kim Kardashian is divorcing Kanye West. Don't get us wrong -- there's almost no doubt that Kim spent the past several weeks planning on filing for divorce from Kanye. However, a separate source ensures Page Six that Kim is 100 percent committed to ensuring that this divorce takes place as quickly and painlessly as possible. Kim and Kanye have been living in separate states, so the divorce won't require much of a change in lifestyle. If Kris let Scott Disick and Lamar Odom leave their reputations, then she probably won't go on the attack against Kanye.
Chris Lopez: I Will NEVER Get Back Together With Kailyn Lowry!
Earlier today, we reported on the surprisingly widespread theory that Javi Marroquin is the father of Creed, Kailyn Lowry's youngest child. “She’s 100 percent done.”During a recent episode of his podcast, Chris claimed that he and Kail finally encountered an insurmountable obstacle. You know, I’m not religious, I’m spiritual. The mother of my kids doesn’t really,” Lopez told his co-host. You feel me?”We can't help but wonder if Chris will ever publicly comment on the Kail-Javi cheating allegations.
Elliot Page Files For Divorce From Emma Portner
Late last year, Elliot Page came out as transgender to tremendous support from his many fans and the broader trans community. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," Elliot and Emma announced in a joint statement. "We have the utmost respect for each other," Elliot and Emma affirmed, "and remain close friends." "I am so proud of @elliotpage," Emma wrote at the time of his coming out. Emma added: "I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day."
Big Ed Brown on Dating After 90 Day Fiance: These Old Broads Are Liars, Man!
Late last summer, we reported that 90 Day Fiance villain Big Ed Brown was dating again ... and filming it. He is one of the stars of 90 Day The Single Life, a new Discovery+ spinoff of the hit franchise. Big Ed Brown skyrocketed from anonymity to fame in early 2020 as he appeared on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days while dating Rosemarie Vega. Ed adds: "It’s kind of another roller coaster of a journey, somewhat like the Philippines.”In a few weeks, Ed will appear on the spinoff, 90 Day The Single Life. “The show really kind of just follows me through my journey of what it’s like getting back into the dating life,” he explains.
Spike Lee Compares Donald Trump to Hitler: Tell Me I'm Wrong!
Tell us what you really think about Donald Trump. All of us as true Americans have to really think about what’s important," said Lee. "This president, President Agent Orange, will go down in history with the likes of Hitler. Is it totally insane to compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler? For even one second, if he believed he could have gotten away with it, do you think Trump would have hesitated at all about any loss of life in exchange for his victory?
Paul Staehle: Pray for Karine! This Baby is Totally Coming Early!
Just last week, Paul Staehle and Karine Martins were discussing their birthing options as the pandemic ravages Brazil. Now, Paul is asking fans to pray for his wife - as she believes that the baby is coming early. To explain, Paul reminded fans that "Karine is extremely religious." As fans of the addictive TLC franchise are well aware, Paul and Karine are already the parents of Pierre. Paul and Karine did reconcile, and have recently been spending time in Brazil where Karine has a family support system in place.
Chelsea Houska Welcomes 4th Child! See the First Photo!
On Tuesday afternoon, Chelsea Houska came out and made an announcement on Instagram that was both cute, unique and miraculous:She's a mother! Houska's ex has very little contact with this child, however, who lives with Chelsea and her husband, Cole DeBoer. DeBoer and Houska are also parents themselves to three-year old Watson, two-year old Layne and now their brand new addition, Walker. “One more DeBoer!” Houska wrote on her Instagram page at the time. But we will say the following, with all of our hearts:Congratulations to Chelsea and Cole!
Floribama Shore Season 4 Premiere Date, Trailer Revealed: We're a Crazy Family!
Floribama Shore is returning for Season 4 very soon. Floribama Shore returns with a vengeance on Thursday, February 25. The premiere will air immediately after the midseason finale of its MTV sister series in the Shore franchise, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Taking cues from the older series, the stars of Floribama Shore are embracing travel. A lot of reality television is met with a critical eye for casting walking disasters ... but there's more than just entertainment to be found with Floribama Shore.
David Eason: I Bought My Daughter a Big Ol' Gun! She'll Be Shooting Dogs In No Time!
In most cases, there's nothing wrong with the members of a rural family owning hunting rifles. But Jenelle Evans and David Eason are neither intelligent nor responsible enough to trusted with the operation of a George Foreman grill, much less a large gun. And so, the Easons have lots and lots of guns on there property. Yes, as you surely recall, Eason shot and killed the family dog in front of his kids back in 2019. Yes, David loves guns, but that doesn't mean he has any idea what he's doing with them.
The Bachelor Recap: Who Are the New Suitors?
Cut to the first GROUP DATE, which involved Abigail, Chelsea, Jessenia, Mari, MJ and Pieper. "I think people don't realize how emotional hair can be, especially for Black women," she told Matt. After Bri received the Group Date rose, Anna confronted Brittany about the rumor and Brittany tried to shoot it down. "It's just so ridiculous to even say that," Brittany told Anna in front of the group. "It's just a toxic environment," she told Matt.
Sumit Singh Confesses to 90 Day Fiance Fans: I Was Shocked by How Old Jenny Looked!
90 Day Fiance fans are all too aware that Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh are not yet married. A newly revealed 90 Day Bares All clip shows the never-before-seen aftermath of Jenny learning that Sumit was married. First, this clip from 90 Day Bares All shows a 90 Day Fiance producer arriving with a production team in India. Jenny didn't know. On 90 Day Bares All, Anil claimed that his son Sumit was "shocked" when he first saw Jenny in person.
Bachelor Matt James’ Season Scandals: A Breakdown of the Drama
Bachelor star Matt James’ contestants are not only fueling drama during season 25 with accusations and rumors about each other, but the ladies are also stirring up trouble off-camera. It was clear Bachelor Nation was in for some drama during season 25 after a whopping 43 contestants were initially announced, despite only 32 women stepping out of the limo on night one. Although Matt seemed to already have a connection with many women in the house, he hit it off with Brittany and Michelle right off the bat. Anna Redman said she “heard” rumors that Brittany is an “escort” and “entertains men for money” around Chicago, where they both reside. All the cast fighting eventually led Katie Thurston to pull Matt aside and ask him to address the bullying in the house.
Kardashian Boyfriends: Famous Men Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Dated
Guys like French Montana, Harry Styles, Nick Lachey and Tyga have all popped up in the famous family’s inner circle through the years. Take a walk down memory lane and look back at some of the most famous beaus (some of which became husbands!) of Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie. In early 2021, a source told In Touch “Kim and Kanye’s marriage has finally reached the point of no return. Keep scrolling to see the stud-filled list of all the men they’ve been linked to!
Javi Marroquin: Is There a Chance He's the Father of Kailyn Lowry's Youngest?!
You know, the triangle involving Kail, her ex-husband, Javi Marroquin, and Javi's ex-fiancee, Lauren Comeau. As you're probably aware, Lauren claims that Kail and Javi have been having an affair for the past three years. "That’s SOOOOOO Javi’s baby lmfao. Something just clicked in my brain and I was like there's no way that baby is not Javi's," another added. He's already stated that he has doubts about whether he's really Creed's father - and that was before Lauren's allegation.
Brittany Galvin: Who is This Alleged Escort on The Bachelor?
Brittany Galvin sure made quite a first impression, didn't she? Because fellow contestant Anna, who hails from the same city (Chicago) as Brittany, claimed that Galvin works as an escort! "She is entertaining men for money," Anna said on air, adding:"There is a rumor that because she knows all the rich men in Chicago, Brittany may be an escort. Galvin strongly denied all this escort talk when confronted with it by the other contestants. What else do we know about Brittany Galvin?
Abby Lee Miller Cheers JoJo Siwa on Coming Out: You're a Shining Example to Kids!
Late last week, Dance Moms alum and popular entertainer JoJo Siwa came out as gay to her fans. Abby Lee Miller is controversial at best, but when it came to congratulating JoJo, she was all smiles. She referred to JoJo as "a shining example for the kids out there to live their BEST lives each and every day." (If you know you know)," Miller added. Like Abby Lee Miller, we are so happy that JoJo is able to live life as herself.
Travis Barker Is 'Amazing' With Kourtney Kardashian's Kids
Kourtney Kardashian‘s new flame, Travis Barker, is “amazing” with her kids, Mason, Penelope and Reign, whom she shares with ex Scott Disick, a source exclusively tells Life & Style. “He’s more age-appropriate and mature than Scott, and treats her with respect, so it works well.”Travis and Kourtney, who happen to be longtime neighbors, have been “pals for years,” adds the source. While Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans continue to root for their love story, the successful coparents haven’t been romantically involved since 2015, at least not publicly. “Even though Scott has moved on, he can’t help feeling slightly jealous” of Kourtney’s blossoming relationship, the source says. “Scott and Amelia are in a really good place.
Jackson Mahomes' Feud With Josh Richards and Nessa Barrett Explained
Kansas City Chief quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ brother, Jackson Mahomes, is feuding with TikTok couple Josh Richards and Nessa Barrett. “Let me take you on a date,” Jackson captioned a duet video with Nessa on Wednesday, January 20. For the first few seconds of Josh’s video, Jackson’s duet with Nessa played. @joshrichards, bring me my money,” Blake, 20, tweeted after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, January 24. Since then, things have calmed down between Josh, Jackson and Nessa — but fans on TikTok are hoping the drama continues.
Victoria Reacts to Body-Shaming Comments From Matt James' Friend
Bachelor contestant Victoria Larson clapped back at body-shaming comments made by Matt James’ friend on Monday, January 25. Courtesy Bachelor Nation Scoop/Instagram“Cute … I love my body,” Victoria commented with a smiley face on the clipped video via Bachelor Nation Scoop’s Instagram. ABC/Craig SjodinThe Bachelor Nation babe brought the drama so hard on night one that viewers began wondering if she was a “producer pick” or even a hired actress. Matt responded to the speculation during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on January 4 following the season 25 premiere. “No, that wasn’t the case, she’s great … I really enjoyed Victoria,” the leading man said at the time.
Scott Disick Reacts to Kourtney Kardashian Smashing Travis Barker
It was our very first thought when we heard about Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker dating. That's great for Travis and all because, come on, Kourtney Kardashian is hot AF. “Scott hasn't been reacting much to Kourtney and Travis dating," a source told ET on Monday, adding:"It's always a bit of an adjustment when one of them is dating someone new. Disick and Kardashian share 11-year-old son Mason, 8-year-old daughter Penelope and 6-year-old son Reign. Most memorably, Kardashian dated a very good-looking model named Younes Bendjima and Disick had a long-term romance with Sofia Richie.
Chelsea Houska and Cole DeBoer's Daughter Walker: Name Meaning
Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska and her husband, Cole DeBoer, are celebrating the arrival of baby No. Chelsea, 29, and Cole, 32, named their daughter Walker June. Chelsea and Cole also share Watson, 3, and 2-year-old Layne, in addition to Chelsea’s daughter Aubree, 10, shared with ex-boyfriend Adam Lind. !” Cole, 32, wrote. “We are so excited for this journey,” Chelsea shared in March.
'Teen Mom 2': Chelsea Houska Gives Birth to Baby No. 4
Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska gave birth to baby No. “She decided she wanted to share a birthday with her big brother, Watson and surprised us by coming last night,” Chelsea announced via Instagram on Tuesday, January 26, and revealed their baby girl was six pounds, one ounce at birth. Additionally, Chelsea has a 10-year-old daughter, Aubree, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Adam Lind. The following day, the reality star shared the first photo of her sweet baby bump alongside a pregnancy update. Chelsea also shared a rare video of her unborn baby girl rolling around in her tummy on October 12.
Scott Disick 'Jealous' of Kourtney Kardashian Dating Travis Barker
Scott Disick “can’t help feeling slightly jealous” of ex Kourtney Kardashian dating Travis Barker, a source exclusively tells Life & Style. According to the insider, Travis, 45, is “a much better fit for Kourtney and more age-appropriate and mature than Scott.” Additionally, the famed drummer “treats her with respect” and is “amazing” with her children. As for the rest of the Kardashian-Jenners, “they’re really pleased” and “glad to see Kourtney happy again,” adds the source. “Travis and Kourtney have moved out of the ‘friend-zone’ and are dating,” the insider says. Prior to Kourtney and Travis dating, she and Scott fueled romance speculation after spending a lot of time together this past summer.
Is Clare Crawley Wearing Her Ring From Dale Moss After Split?
Clare Crawley was photographed wearing a diamond ring on ~that~ finger on Monday, January 25, following her split from fiancé Dale Moss. Is the former Bachelorette still wearing her engagement ring? However, it appears to be her personal promise and not her former engagement ring. As for Clare’s sparkly ring, it appears to be the promise ring she purchased for herself. The athlete was the first to publicly confirm their split on January 19 following days of speculation.
Hannah Brown and Rumored Boyfriend Adam Woolard Hold Hands in L.A.
Hannah Brown and her rumored boyfriend, Adam Woolard, were spotted packing on the PDA in Los Angeles on Monday, January 25. The former Bachelorette and the once-mystery man held hands while going on a casual stroll, in photos obtained by Daily Mail. Hours later, Hannah was seen dining in Nashville, Tennessee, and sitting closely to someone who appeared to be the same man. Moreover, in November 2020, Hannah revealed that she was ready to date again following her stint on The Bachelorette in 2019. After her failed relationship with Jed, 26, Hannah had some reservations about putting herself back out there.
Julie and Todd Chrisley Don't Talk to Lindsie Amid Feud
Julie Chrisley admitted she and husband Todd Chrisley “don’t have any correspondence” with estranged daughter Lindsie Chrisley amid their ongoing feud. Todd and Julie were cleared of Georgia state-level charges in October 2019 but still face federal charges. The tension between Todd and Lindsie began when she secretly married Will, 31, in January 2012 behind her family’s back. “Also, if you’re going to do it, make sure you’re doing it from a genuine place. If you just don’t consider me your daughter, don’t go on your podcast and be like, ‘Oh, I still love her.
'90 Day Fiance': Does Jasmin Have Plastic Surgery?
90 Day Fiancé alum Jasmin Lahtinen Abelard underwent a breast augmentation procedure, In Touch can exclusively reveal. “If you don’t want to put any plastic in your body, this is perfect for you,” Jasmin, 27, exclusively tells In Touch. The Helsinki, Finland native opted for a minimally invasive patented procedure called AirSculpt, which was developed by plastic surgeon and founder of Elite Body Sculpture Dr. Aaron Rollins. AirSculpt is a completely natural way to remove unwanted fat and enhance your breasts,” Dr. Rollins exclusively tells In Touch. Jasmin was introduced to fans on season 7 of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé, where she documented her journey down the aisle with husband Blake Abelard.
Travis Barker 'Welcomed' by Kardashians Amid Kourtney Romance
Kourtney Kardashian‘s new flame, Travis Barker, is “amazing” with her kids, Mason, Penelope and Reign, whom she shares with ex Scott Disick, a source told Life & Style. “Travis knows the Kardashians and they’ve welcomed him into the family.”According to the insider, Kourtney’s loved ones “are glad to see her happy again.” The Blink-182 drummer, 45, is “a much better fit” for the Poosh.com founder, 41, than her former flame. While Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans continue to root for their love story, the successful coparents haven’t been romantically involved since 2015, at least not publicly. “Even though Scott has moved on, he can’t help feeling slightly jealous” of Kourtney’s blossoming relationship, the source said. “Scott and Amelia are in a really good place.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's House Tour Photos: Look Inside
Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and Derick Dillard are the proud owners of a charming four-bedroom, two-bathroom house located in Arkansas. After moving in with their boys, Israel and Samuel, Jill and Derick made it even more welcoming. The TV personality said that her loved ones really stepped up and helped make their house a home during the relocation process. Jill and Derick both left the TLC series in 2017 and recently confirmed they aren’t on the best terms with her family because of their differing points of view. It’s difficult, but we’re praying and trust in God that the timeline is his.”Scroll through the gallery below to see Jill and Derick’s house!
Derick Dillard Says Jill Duggar Looks 'Hot' in Workout Skirts
Derick Dillard gushed over his wife, Jill Duggar, after the Counting On alum showed off her new workout skirts. In response, Jill, 29, replied, “Aww, you da best!” alongside a slew of emojis including a family and two hearts. Following news of Justin Duggar and Claire Spivey‘s engagement, Derick revealed why the famous family’s kiddos get married so quickly. Courtesy of Jill Dillard/InstagramJill’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, clarified, however, that they have no control over when their offspring walk down the aisle. My wife and mother are examples of these moms.”It’s only a matter of time before we see Jill wearing pants while she exercises!
Chelsea Houska and Cole DeBoer's Name Meaning for Baby Walker
Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska and her husband, Cole DeBoer, are celebrating the arrival of baby No. Chelsea, 29, and Cole, 32, named their daughter Walker June. Chelsea and Cole also share Watson, 3, and 2-year-old Layne, in addition to Chelsea’s daughter Aubree, 10, shared with ex-boyfriend Adam Lind. !” Cole wrote. “We are so excited for this journey,” Chelsea shared in March.
TMOG's Catelynn Lowell Responds to Tyler Baltierra Divorce Rumors
Contrary to fan speculation, Teen Mom OG stars Catelynn Baltierra (née Lowell) and Tyler Baltierra are not divorcing, she exclusively tells In Touch in a new interview. After finding out she was pregnant with their first child, Catelynn and Tyler joined the cast of 16 & Pregnant. Tyler and Catelynn went on to marry in August 2015 and they now share two more children together, Novalee Baltierra, 6, and 23-month-old Vaeda Baltierra. Courtesy Catelynn Baltierra/InstagramAlthough it was an unimaginable loss, Catelynn says she found a way to pick up the pieces. “I just think that we’ve, you know, we’ve been to lots of therapy together.
Kim Kardashian Shades Kanye West Amid Chance the Rapper Drama
Kim Kardashian seemingly shaded her husband, Kanye West, after footage of him yelling at Chance the Rapper leaked online. So, you know, Kanye is finishing his album and there are people around,” he said in a separate interview. “Chance, honestly, because of what he was reading, he came through just to check Kanye. You know, again, Kanye deals with his issues at all times. She’s “tired of being laughed at,” a third insider divulged of Kim, who is studying to be a lawyer.
Scott 'Protective' Over Kourtney Amid Travis Barker Romance
Scott Disick “can’t help feeling slightly jealous” of ex Kourtney Kardashian dating Travis Barker, a source exclusively told Life & Style. According to the insider, Travis, 45, is “a much better fit for Kourtney and more age-appropriate and mature than Scott.” Additionally, the famed drummer “treats her with respect” and is “amazing” with her children. “Travis and Kourtney have moved out of the ‘friend-zone’ and are dating,” the insider said. Prior to Kourtney and Travis dating, she and Scott fueled romance speculation after spending a lot of time together this past summer. The Kardashian-Jenner family is “super supportive” of their relationship, a separate source told Us Weekly in early January.
Honey Boo Boo Fires Back After Being Called a 'Hot Cheeto Girl'
Honey Boo Boo) fired back at a fan calling her a “Hot Cheeto Girl” after sharing new selfies looking all grown up. “I know damn well she is the [Hot Cheeto] girl,” one social media user replied, referencing a slang term. Courtesy of Alana Thompson/InstagramSo, what exactly is a Hot Cheeto girl? “I might be one, but I’m still a bad bleep [kiss emoji],” the From Not to Hot star replied in the comments section. Not only does Alana have a boyfriend and a weight loss plan for the new year, but the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo alum also said life “couldn’t be better.”
Credit Karma weighs in on why its scores are different after viral Twitter discussions
Twitter was abuzz today with questions about Credit Karma, the Intuit-owned personal finance company that provides people with free copies of their credit scores. It’s unclear what exactly prompted the discussions, but some users had noted how Credit Karma scores can be, shall we say, more generous than other scores out there. credit karma: “your credit score is 800” car dealerships: “ma’am. Credit Karma scores use models from VantageScore, which is not as widely used as the market dominant FICO. Reached for comment, a Credit Karma spokesperson said that while credit scores may be calculated differently, they typically paint a similar picture about your credit in the end.
Believe it or not, rising gas prices are a reason to cheer
So what gives? Experts say optimism is fueling the increase. Traders have been driving up prices of crude oil futures — which are prices they wager the commodity will be worth over the next weeks and months — because they believe we’ll be getting back to normal life soon.
Exclusive: Google workers across the globe announce international union alliance to hold Alphabet accountable
Google workers across the world are coming together to form a global union alliance. The announcement comes weeks after workers in the US and Canada launched the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU), a minority union affiliated with the Communications Workers of America. Alpha Global is affiliated with the UNI Global Union, a federation of labor unions representing 20 million people worldwide, including workers at Amazon. In 2020, UNI Global Union helped to organize the Make Amazon Pay campaign, an international Black Friday strike that garnered support from more than 400 lawmakers. “The movement launched by tech workers at Google and beyond is inspiring.
Firefox just walked away from a key piece of the open web
Just as importantly, Progressive Web Apps are easier to find and install. Meanwhile, Apple’s Safari browser has not been particularly welcoming to Progressive Web Apps either. Developers say they’re seeing a payoff from Progressive Web Apps as well. Other game streaming services, including Amazon’s Luna and Nvidia’s GeForce Now, have released their own web apps as well. Progressive Web Apps are, in some sense, a great equalizer, providing increasingly-powerful software that runs on practically any computer, no app store required.
‘Our Sputnik moment’: How Biden can rebuild America’s medical diplomacy
It wasn’t until I joined the State Department in 2002 that I fully appreciated the power of America’s medical superiority. Hollywood may be our most visible global export, but medical science has a bigger impact. Historically, America’s medical “soft power” is wielded in two ways. Combined with technologies like wearables and self-care apps, the U.S. has an opportunity to play a truly transformational role in global health. Making these changes need not be disruptive, although traditional medical institutions and health systems have tended to see mobile health as a profound disruptor.
The creative power of 4—and how it can make your teams more productive
DISCOVERING THE POWER OF FOUR The pandemic is forcing many in the advertising and marketing worlds to be creative while working remotely. I started Ideasicle, a virtual idea generation agency serving the advertising world in 2010, well before any pandemic forced remote work. One of the things I learned early on was how many people to include on a virtual team for maximum—and quality—idea generation. Turns out, when there are too many or too few people on the assignment the idea generation suffers. My mantra for virtual idea generation became: “When in doubt, post it.” You never know what it may spark in a teammate.
The outrageous costumes of Capitol rioters echo the early days of the KKK
In fact, costumes and uniforms have played a central role in the appeal of extremist groups throughout the history of the country. While most people recognize the infamous hood and white robes of the 1920s Klan, early Klan costumes were homemade, individualized, and much more bizarre. advertisementadvertisementCostumes and community Costumes and uniforms in extremist movements serve a second purpose: fostering community among members. While Klan costumes became more homogeneous in the early 20th century, the white hood and robes did more than conceal the wearer’s identity. For these reasons, costumes, uniforms, and symbols on clothing can act as physical indicators of group unity.
This Amazon-backed startup makes net-zero fuel for planes, ships, and trucks
Amazon says it wants to hit the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 . The startup, called Infinium, uses renewable electricity to break down water molecules to make green hydrogen. That gas can be converted into an “electrofuel” that can be used in existing trucks, planes, or ships. The cost of the fuel is a challenge; right now, it’s around twice as expensive as regular fuel. Policy can help, such as California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which gives financial incentives for fuel with a lower carbon footprint.
More than 60 global businesses—including Mastercard, Nestlé, and Unilever—announce commitment to transparency
For the people pillar, metrics include numbers on diversity and inclusion, a pay equality ratio, and employee well-being rates. The prosperity pillar involves economic contribution and total tax paid; and the governance pillar includes information on anti-corruption initiatives. Today, at the annual Davos gathering—taking place virtually this year—more than 60 global companies announced they have signed onto a commitment to follow this common set of ESG goals. “[It’s] a demonstration that these CEOs are supportive of making non-financial reporting as rigorous as financial reporting,” she says. While all the pillars are important, Eltobgy says the pandemic has perhaps showed businesses the renewed importance of the people section.
Those credit scores you see may not be what lenders use
FICO scores are considered the most widely used numbers in lending decisions across consumer loans and lines of credit. Webb, the Utah resident, had been monitoring his score on personal finance website Credit Karma, which provides scores from the VantageScore model. FICO Score Factors:Most influential: Payment history on loans and credit cardsHighly influential: Total debt and amounts owedModerately influential: Length of credit historyLess influential: New credit and credit mix (the types of accounts you have) VantageScore Factors:Most influential: Payment historyHighly influential: Age and type of credit, percent of credit limit usedModerately influential: Total balances and debtLess influential: Recent credit behavior and inquiries, available credit Source: Experian Consumers often see the biggest discrepancy in scores when they apply for a mortgage, experts say. And while FICO has partnered with some banks and lenders to share specific FICO scores with customers, another loan company might use an entirely different version in their decision-making. Bingham, the credit expert, was there as a classroom guest to explain to students the differences among credit scores.
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5 ways to ask your boss for more flexibility at work
advertisement advertisementDespite the many challenges of the pandemic, there are still plenty reasons to be optimistic about work after the pandemic. Reframe the definition of flexibilityLocation of work Flexibility around working from home has received the most attention through the pandemic. Timing of work The pandemic has also offered workers a lesson on flexible work hours. This flexibility in hours is another productive way to think about how your work fits into your life. Content of work Also consider flexibility in the “what” of your work.
‘ESG’ isn’t just about feel-good investing. It can be a framework for global accountability
We need a single standard for measuring ESG as a way to generate more transparency from companies in countries that operate opaquely. Russia and Saudi Arabia, both with thriving consumer ecosystems, have lucrative intersections of high-end fashion and fans, offering new revenue streams. Along with Russia, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and other autocratic countries have flouted laws and regulators attempts to bring accountability and rein in corruption. Russia has long imprisoned economic dissidents, similar to Saudi Arabia and Iran. Companies operating in countries that choose to defy ESG principles by definition lack transparency and accountability.
Why taking up an ‘anti-expert mindset’ leads you to fresh ideas
To be sure, there are situations where demonstrating your expertise in this way is the best approach. The problem is that you may be taking on the role of expert unconsciously and reflexively. Discussions at the front end of new projects are also great times to practice asking questions instead of demonstrating your expertise. To cultivate this open mindset, try to view a subject or project as entirely fresh and begin asking many, many questions. Vijay noticed his team speaking up more, proactively sharing their ideas and recommendations, and taking greater ownership of their projects.
SBA targeted advance: What small businesses need to know about the disaster loan program for 2021
Small businesses that have been eagerly waiting for new information about a federal loan-advance program that would front them up to $10,000 in quick cash are finally getting an answer: Don’t call us, we’ll call you. In a recent update, the Small Business Administration has provided additional details about the “targeted” advances that are part of the new round of COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans, or EIDL. “Only prior applicants will be considered for the Targeted EIDL Advance. However, the latest update at least provides some much-needed clarity for small businesses. You can read all about the EIDL program and the targeted advances here.
Why are gas prices rising? Here’s the weird but simple reason you’re paying more right now
So why are prices rising? And that’s why, despite the impact on your wallet, there’s reason to be glad about the rising price at the pump. Optimism over the vaccine rollout and a belief that the worst will soon be behind us is causing traders to drive up the price of crude oil futures. Those traders wouldn’t be driving up crude oil futures if they thought the global economy and the state of the world was going to be getting worse, not better. And as it gets better, there will be more demand for crude oil as the machinery of the global economy starts cranking again.
Amy Schumer, Eva Longoria, Tarana Burke, and others say Biden stimulus checks should go monthly to moms
What do comedian Amy Schumer, actress Eva Longoria, Planned Parenthood president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, and Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd have in common this morning? The full-page ad was conceived of and organized by Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani, who first proposed the idea in an opinion piece for The Hill on December 7. In September, the rate of women leaving the workforce was four times higher than the rate for men. “There’s a collective sense of exhaustion for women,” Saujani tells Fast Company in an exclusive interview. The labor participation of mothers is what it was in the 1980s.
Why modern HR requires rethinking the old-school employee handbook
advertisementadvertisementGiven this focus, companies created complex employee handbooks, policies, and procedures that ensured the company’s interests were prioritized and protected. I put a lot of thought into capturing some of my views on the benefits, value and potential of social media in HR and recruiting. I believe this was the first HR book on the topic of social media. I had a platform to share my excitement about social media in HR and recruiting. Employee handbooks, guides, and manifestos have come a long way since the compliance-driven versions of legacy HR.
Why two of the world’s most innovative design firms are moving to an old shipyard
An extensive $42 million renovation of the century-old boat-building facility by S9 Architecture has turned it into a space for modern design and manufacturing. And soon it will be home to two of the most innovative design and manufacturing firms in New York. Product design giant Smart Design, known for its work on OXO kitchen tools and projects for clients like Ford and Gatorade, will be moving in, as will Daedalus Design & Production, a stage set designer-builder whose scenery and props create the worlds within Broadway shows like Hamilton and the big-budget live musical version of Disney’s Frozen. They’ll join a menagerie of design, technology, and light manufacturing companies—including Newlab, Fast Company’s 2020 Design Company of the Year—that already occupy the revived Navy Yard. Smart Design, whose previous offices are in Chelsea, had actually been looking to move into the Navy Yard for six or seven years, according to partner Richard Whitehall.
Humor is such an important leadership trait we teach it at Stanford’s business school
This degradation of trust in leadership has firmly implanted itself in the minds of employees: A 2019 Harvard Business Review survey found that 58 percent of employees trust a complete stranger more than their own boss. What’s more, 45% of employees cited their lack of trust in leadership as the single biggest issue impacting their performance at work. Because while trust in leadership is plunging, those organizations that somehow manage to maintain a high trust environment are thriving. The impact of humor on employee retention is a timely salve to a silent crisis affecting leaders and organizations worldwide. (“Investing in my organization’s sense of humor?
What Super Productive People Do Differently
Being productive is not about doing more, but about doing things in an efficient manner. You’re most likely thinking about what you’re going to say, deliberating questions, or rehearsing some kind of a presentation. If you want to avoid checking emails all day, pause your inbox so you’re not distracted by every new notification. You can view our other newsletters or opt out at any time by managing your email preferences4) Read your work out loud. Being productive is not about doing more, but about doing things in an efficient manner.
These crowdsourced maps will show exactly where surveillance cameras are watching
advertisement advertisementAmnesty International is producing a map of all the places in New York City where surveillance cameras are scanning residents’ faces. Starting in May, volunteers will be able to use a software tool to identify all the facial recognition cameras within their view—like at an intersection where numerous cameras can often be found. It wasn’t immediately paired with facial recognition, but the surveillance hardware was in place. A database used by local law enforcement may use both license plate images and facial images from social media in an investigation of criminal suspects. The event caused a public outcry because it was another example of facial recognition being used indiscriminately against people of color.
Credit Karma weighs in on why its scores are different after viral Twitter discussions
Twitter was abuzz today with questions about Credit Karma, the Intuit-owned personal finance company that provides people with free copies of their credit scores. It’s unclear what exactly prompted the discussions, but some users had noted how Credit Karma scores can be, shall we say, more generous than other scores out there. credit karma: “your credit score is 800” car dealerships: “ma’am. Credit Karma scores use models from VantageScore, which is not as widely used as the market dominant FICO. Reached for comment, a Credit Karma spokesperson said that while credit scores may be calculated differently, they typically paint a similar picture about your credit in the end.
Shutterstock makes a $75 million bet that the future of photography won’t always involve cameras
Take Swedish retailer Ikea, which has been using CGI photos since as early as 2006: 3D models can trick you into thinking they’re the real deal. Leading stock photography company Shutterstock announced today that it has acquired TurboSquid, a digital media company that sells 3D assets, for $75 million. First, some definitions: 3D stock assets are ready made objects and materials that can be combined with photographs, video footage, or other digital environments to create photorealistic images. Getty Images, Shutterstock’s largest competitor, does not offer 3D assets. Pavlovsky notes that Shutterstock isn’t just a stock photo company—in addition to stock content and image editing tools, the company launched a content creation platform Shutterstock Studios in November of last year.
America’s top pandemic playthings: L.O.L. Surprise!, Barbie, Star Wars, Pokémon dominate soaring toy sales
Toys are the name of the game during COVID. U.S. retail sales topped $25 billion in 2020, up 16% or $3.5 billion, according to the NPD Group. Note that unit sales didn’t change, but the average selling price did. Another spike came in October as the holiday shopping season kicked off and Amazon Prime Day, rescheduled from July, was held. Surprise!, Barbie, Star Wars, Pokémon, and Marvel Universe, the NPD Group says.
Good Leaders Lose with Grace
Leaders need to learn how to lose graciously. We need to build workplaces where you can lose without being considered a “loser.” Leaders can demonstrate how to lose well in four ways. However, as this past presidential election cycle has shown us, leaders do need to learn how to lose graciously. We need to build workplaces where you can lose without being considered a “loser.”Here are four ways that leaders can demonstrate how to lose well:Change your field of competition. Leaders need to recognize when their actions are being driven more by an impulse to maintain the upper hand than a genuine desire for positive impact.
Help Your Team Beat WFH Burnout
Leaders must understand which of their employees may be particularly at risk of pandemic-related burnout and take steps to protect them from it. Finally, make sure remote workers actually take some recovery time. Offer flexible — not just remote — work when possible. The pandemic is following us into 2021, and remote work is expected to remain a norm both during and after it. By paying attention to those workers most susceptible to pandemic fatigue and burnout, leaders can build better organizations for all of their employees.
I Tried 4 To-Do List Methods. Here’s What Worked.
Over four days, I tried four ways of organizing my to-do list. I scoured HBR’s archives for research on the best to-do list methods out there and pledged to give my four favorites a try. It’s a strategy highlighted in Peter Bergman’s article, “Your To-Do List Is, in Fact, Too Long.” The core concept is: Keep your to-do list, but use it only as a reference — not something to work off of. In her article, “Taming the Epic To-Do List,” executive coach Allison Rimm writes that one to-do list is not adequate for managing our very complicated lives. Remember: If you don’t finish everything on your to-do list today, there’s always tomorrow, or the next day, or the next.
A 3-Step Strategy to Support the New U.S. Mask Mandate
In the meantime, mask wearing is essential to help prevent people from becoming infected. We couldn’t agree more with the Biden administration’s plea for Americans to wear masks for 100 days and its mandates that people must wear masks on federal property and during interstate travel on airlines, trains, buses, and ships. With few exceptions, all people should wear masks consistently when sharing airspace with others from outside their bubble of family, friends, and coworkers. A few simple ways to improve masks’ fit and filtration for the general public that have been recently studied include putting a high-quality cloth mask on top of a surgical mask or sandwiching a surgical mask (or higher-quality filter) in-between two cloth masks. The N95 respirator is the best-known high-filtration mask in the United States.
PODCAST: Taxes on Retirees -- What’s New
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Today's Mortgage and Refinance Rates: January 26, 2021 | Rates Hover Just Above 3%
Mortgage rates keep trending downward this week, as rates dropped from Friday. Today’s Mortgage Rates: 30-Year Fixed Loans, 15-Year Fixed Loans, and MoreThe average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.056% on Monday — down from 3.088% on Friday. Freddie Mac’s benchmark Primary Mortgage Market Survey put mortgage rates at 2.77% with 0.7 points paid for the week ending January 21. You may be able to negotiate a better mortgage rate if you shop around or if you have other accounts with the lender. Bottom line:Qualifying for a Mortgage Is Surprisingly Difficult Right NowA Key Indicator Suggests Mortgage Rates’ Epic Decline May Soon EndAs Prices Soar, 6 Tricks for Finding a House You Can Actually Afford
Your Best Ideas Are Often Your Last Ideas
But in order to live up to our creative potential, we must first understand how the creative process actually works. We found that the comedians who were more certain that their early ideas would be their best ideas stopped ideating sooner. These comedians ended up submitting fewer jokes and, importantly, fewer of the jokes that these comedians did submit were rated as being highly creative — suggesting that if you think your first ideas will be your best ideas, you’re more likely to stop the creative process before your actual best ideas are uncovered. In the creative process, the ideas that are most easily accessed tend to be the most obvious ones, and it’s only by digging more deeply that more novel, creative ideas finally emerge. While it may be uncomfortable, that feeling is actually the mind pushing its cognitive boundaries and searching for novel connections — two key conditions for generating creative ideas.
What Sets Family Businesses Apart
Lachenauer and Baron wrote The Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook: How to Build and Sustain a Successful, Enduring Enterprise. Who’s allowed, who’s not?” Some family businesses allow anyone who’s a descendant of the founder to be an owner. Other family businesses will have a design where everybody in the family becomes an owner. ROB LACHENAUER: It’s a big advantage for family businesses because in the owner room, many generation family businesses will have some voice coming from the next generation. CURT NICKISCH: That’s Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer, co-founders of BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors, and authors of the new book, “The Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook: How to Build and Sustain a Successful, Enduring Enterprise.” You can find it at HBR.org.
7 Top Robinhood Stocks in 2021: Do the Pros Agree?
We'll look at the seven top Robinhood stocks, and run them through TipRanks' database to see whether the pros on Wall Street agree with what's favored among that crowd right now. Most Wall Street analysts believe it can, with 32 analysts rating the stock a Buy and only 1 saying Hold. The average consensus price target suggests that AMZN still has some room to grow as we look ahead to the next 12 months. Monness analyst Brian White agrees with his colleagues and has set a price target of $4,000. You can learn more about the analyst community's views on Amazon shares via TipRanks' consensus breakdown.
Stock Market Today: Economy Flashes Good Signs, But Stocks Fizzle
Meanwhile, the Conference Board's consumer confidence index rebounded in January, to 89.3 from a five-month low of 87.1 in December. Home prices continued to rocket higher in November, improving 1.4% month-over-month, according to a 20-city composite index from S&P/CS CoreLogic, and 9.1% year-over-year. (Bitcoin trades 24 hours a day; prices reported here are as of 4 p.m. each trading day.) Most investors are better off in traditional growth plays, whether you're talking about larger growth stocks or small-cap dynamos. You'll see a perhaps surprising number of "mainstream" stocks among them, and more encouraging still: Wall Street's pros seem to give most their thumbs-up, too.
Giving Critical Feedback Is Even Harder Remotely
Most managers don’t relish giving their employees negative feedback, but a remote environment can make the conversation even harder. Add to that the increased negativity bias brought about by the ongoing stress of the pandemic, and the recipients of your feedback are likely to take bad news harder than usual. These tough conversations are even harder to have as multiple crises and their side effects wear on, which can make the negativity bias that often accompanies them even worse. Negativity bias shapes how people hear feedback. Managers I’ve interviewed also note that when they’re giving feedback in person, they can adjust the context to communicate the severity of the news.
17 Nice-Try Tax Breaks Rejected by the IRS
The Tax Court didn't buy her argument, saying that her brand was part of her business as an author. Unfortunately for her, the Tax Court ruled that the cost of her good night's sleep was a nondeductible personal expense. That's a far cry from active and regular involvement in a business, and the Tax Court nixed her loss. She tried to deduct the kids' "wages" as business expenses, but the Tax Court didn't buy it. Playing the referee in this tax dispute, the Tax Court sided with the IRS because the husband had no hand in running her firm.
Stop Talking About the Cookieless Future and Start Taking These Actions
In the past 12 months, a wave of ill-conceived, unsecure and unexceptional identity solutions has been evangelized by companies seeking to make a quick buck or increase their influence over the industry. Start with comprehensive and omnichannel people-based identitySome identity technologies rely exclusively on a single characteristic, like email, and claim it’s good enough. Consumers are omnipresent and marketers should prioritize an identity solution that is as well. To use identity to create experiences, marketers must connect a customer’s identity with their method of authentication—this is called addressability. Without addressability in a media environment, identity cannot be applied to create a personalized experience or be used for measurement.
Donna Speciale on How She’ll Shake Up Univision Ad Sales
Much has changed in the industry in the year and a half since Donna Speciale was last a TV ad sales chief—most notably, the pandemic—but in her new role, she’s picking up right where she left off: thinking about streaming ad formats and how to transition the industry toward addressable advertising.
Instagram Adds Content Publishing API, Enabling Business Accounts to Schedule Posts
Instagram added a Content Publishing API (application-programming interface) to its Graph API Platform, making it easier for businesses to publish content to the Facebook-owned photo-and video-sharing network.
Twitter Acquires Newsletter Publishing Platform Revue and Will Keep It Running
Twitter acquired newsletter publishing platform Revue, which will continue to operate as a stand-alone service, saying that the move continues its efforts to improve conversation on its platform by helping writers grow their readership and connect with their audience.
Coca-Cola Replaced Its Logo With Positive Messages for Europeans to Share With Loved Ones
LONDON—There are few brands in the world renowned enough to get away with stripping the brand name from their packaging like it’s no big deal—and Coca-Cola is definitely one of them.
YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki Discusses the Pandemic’s Impact in 2020 and Her Goals for 2021
YouTube removed over 500,000 videos for Covid-19 misinformation since last February, CEO Susan Wojcicki said in her letter outlining her 2021 priorities, and the Google-owned video site consulted with more than 85 local health authorities to bring trusted information to viewers, serving up over 400 billion impressions of information panels related to the pandemic.
Fox and Pepsi’s New Show, Cherries Wild, Isn’t Just a Half-Hour Ad For the Soda Brand
Fox and Pepsi’s New Show, Cherries Wild, Isn’t Just a Half-Hour Ad For the Soda BrandThe partnership for the 'new media model' also includes a companion mobile app
It’s Academic Researchers’ Turn to Tap Twitter API v2
When Twitter introduced Twitter API v2 last July—the first complete rebuild of its application-programming interface since a major update in 2012—the social network pledged to add a specific track for academic researchers, and the company made good on that pledge Tuesday.
It’s the Era of ‘The Great Reinvention.’ How Do We Keep Up?
It’s the Era of ‘The Great Reinvention.’ How Do We Keep Up? Former Publicis executive Rishad Tobaccowala on staying ahead in an ever-changing world at Outlook 2021
Coca-Cola’s Canned Coffee Drink Makes Its American Debut
Coca-Cola is adding an extra kick to its classic sodas with a line of coffee-infused drinks that are hitting American shelves for the first time this week.
Super Bowl LV Ad Tracker: All About the 2021 Commercials
With Super Bowl 55 approaching, it’s time to start keeping an eye on which brands are planning to get in on the biggest advertising event of the year.
Amid Global Crisis, Healthcare Giant AmerisourceBergen Rebrands to Reflect ‘Optimism’
When it comes to healthcare marketing, most brands have traditionally relied on a more simple strategy that prioritizes professionalism over creativity. But consumers now have a heightened appreciation for the healthcare industry, and in turn, companies are reevaluating old practices and finding new ways to stand out.
Brands Tap This Startup for Greater Representation at the College Recruitment Stage
As Black Lives Matter protests reached a fever pitch last year following the death of George Floyd, it wasn’t long before the conversation turned to the lack of diversity, equity and inclusion in many workplaces.
IMDb TV Heads to Roku Devices in Major Distribution Agreement
Roku and Amazon usually face off as connected TV platform rivals, but the companies are partnering up for a major distribution deal involving IMDb TV.
This Agency Seeks to Put One Electric Car Company in Pole Position
Even past its founder’s Twitter feed and swashbuckling ways, Tesla has managed to carve out substantial mindshare with the public. Moreover, the company took a huge leap, with over 50% of the U.S. plug-in electric vehicle (EV) market, driven mainly by its Model 3, a more entry-level offering.
Mountain Dew Continues Its Super Bowl Tradition of Absurdity With New Watermelon-y Teaser
Mountain Dew Continues Its Super Bowl Tradition of Absurdity With New Watermelon-y TeaserThe spot will showcase the brand's newest permanent flavor, Major Melon
Hellmann’s Takes on Food Waste in First-Ever Super Bowl Ad
Imagine a farm three-quarters the size of California that requires the amount of water used in Idaho and Texas combined. Instead of eating the food produced on this farm, however, it’s loaded onto a semitruck every 20 seconds and brought straight to a landfill.
Audio-Only Platform Clubhouse Is the App for People Who Miss Conferences
Audio-Only Platform Clubhouse Is the App for People Who Miss ConferencesThe platform has attracted hype from celebrities and venture capitalists
E*Trade Is Back in the Super Bowl After a 2-Year Hiatus
E*Trade Is Back in the Super Bowl After a 2-Year HiatusA 30-second spot will run during the second quarter
Modern Family Heads to Hulu and Peacock in Unusual Dual Distribution Deal
The beloved family sitcom Modern Family will be available to steam in its entirety for the first time next month. And it won’t be on just one service, either: The show will appear on Disney’s Hulu and NBCUniversal’s Peacock.
Getting Representative Sponsorship Right in Your Organization
Identifying high-potential employees may seem daunting for leaders, but it can be simplified using an inclusive approach. Member Free 5 free articles per month, $6.95/article thereafter, free newsletter. Leaders have a responsibility to represent and advocate for high-potential employees. With so many employees worldwide now working remotely, it is easier for high-potential employees — especially women and minorities — to become lost in the shuffle. Employee Sponsorship Framework Read the Full Article Already a subscriber?
When fiction tries to change the facts on the ground
For a brief period, around the turn of the 20th century, he was one of the most controversial stockbrokers and muckrakers in America, publicizing Wall Street finagling even as he was participating in it. His 1907 Wall Street melodrama Friday, the Thirteenth, a gripping if overwrought page-turner, exemplifies the many works of “panic fiction” that erupted from the financial earthquakes that regularly shook Americans in those days. — Wall Street, which is where the author intended to create an earthquake of his own. And the small investors he claimed to want to protect from the predations of powerful Wall Street interests were sometimes devastated by the financial downdrafts he unleashed. Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction, by David A. Zimmerman, an English professor at the University of Wisconsin.
Staff Services Manager II, Digital Properties in Sacramento, California
Staff Services Manager II, Digital PropertiesThe California State Lottery is looking to add a proven, analytical, and creative leader of the Digital Properties team to help California become the #1 lottery in the United States. Under the general direction of the Chief of Engagement & Retention Marketing, the Staff Services Manager II – Digital Properties (SSM II) provides supervision and managerial direction to the team responsible for the development and maintenance of the Lottery's Digital Properties including the public website, the official mobile application, SEO and paid search initiatives. The California State Lottery is a $7+ billion enterprise headquartered in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars from the state’s general fund. Our mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities.
Media Supervisor (Digitally focused) in Boulder, Colorado
Media Supervisor (Digitally focused)SUMMARYTDA is looking for a smart, hard-working, and motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment, contribute creatively to the agency's media insights and identify solutions for clients across the country. The position will support and report to the agency's media director across clients/projects. This position will serve as lead media contact for assigned client. RESPONSIBILITIESLeadership• Manage and motivate a small digitally focused media team through collaborative management style, open communication and focused project management to assure that assignments are executed in a timely manner. Our office is currently operating remotely until further notice with the option of working from the office under our COVID protocol.
Has the Pandemic Transformed the Office Forever?
So why did the staff require so much expensive office space? The pandemic has collapsed these divergent trends into an existential question: What’s an office for? It turns out that work, which is what the office was supposed to be for, is possible to do from somewhere else. David Boehm told me that he hoped the resulting design would serve as a prototype for the R/GA office of the future. Propst grasped that office work was fundamentally different from factory work.
Once More, with Feeling: Justin Timberlake’s Sensitive-Guy Role
Stevens directed the new movie “Palmer,” out this week, in which Timberlake stars. “It’s a crazy time for Justin and me both,” Stevens said. It was a long dance with Justin to get him to do it.” (“I was incredibly difficult,” Timberlake said.) Stevens was on the set of “Succession,” Season 2, when he heard the good news about Timberlake. I’m gonna do a movie with Justin!’ ”“Succession” skewers toxic masculinity via entertainingly baroque yelling; “Palmer,” a warm, patient film with sensitive performances, achieves similar ends through opposite means.
A Kenyan Ecologist’s Crusade to Save Her Country’s Wildlife
Situated beside the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, the Loitas provide a vital watershed for migratory animals on the plains below. Some twenty-five thousand Maasai live in settlements scattered through the lower valleys, where they herd goats and cows in sweeping meadows reminiscent of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Last fall, a laibon named Parmuat Koikai spent several days guiding Paula Kahumbu, a Kenyan conservationist, around the Loitas. These arrangements have helped protect an estimated sixty-five per cent of Kenya’s wildlife, while also aiding pastoralist groups like the Maasai. In the effort to protect the forest, Parmuat was collaborating with Rob and Sarah O’Meara, a white couple in their fifties.
The Blackwell Sisters and the Harrowing History of Modern Medicine
Elizabeth Blackwell did not approve of metrotomes, or much of anything else that male doctors recommended for female patients in the nineteenth century. A new biography by the writer Janice P. Nimura, “The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine” (Norton), attempts to redress that situation by considering their lives in the broader history of medicine and social reform. Elizabeth Blackwell was admitted to Geneva Medical College as a joke. The only acceptance letter came from the students of Geneva Medical College, an Episcopal school in upstate New York. Today, Lucy Stone, Henry’s wife, is better known than Elizabeth Blackwell, and their brother Samuel’s wife, Antoinette Brown, is better known than Emily Blackwell.
Have We Already Been Visited by Aliens?
As it tumbled through space, its brightness varied so much—by a factor of ten—that it had to have a very odd shape. Instead of swinging around the sun on an elliptical path, it was zipping away more or less in a straight line. It was an “interstellar object”—a visitor from far beyond the solar system that was just passing through. By the time it reached our solar system, it had mostly melted away, like an ice cube on the sidewalk. ‘Oumuamua didn’t behave as an interstellar object would be expected to, Loeb argued, because it wasn’t one.
Fran Lebowitz’s One-Star Amazon Reviews
Photograph by John Lamparski / GettyIn addition to being an author and public intellectual, Fran Lebowitz is also a prolific Amazon reviewer. Amazon Echo Show 8 (Smart Display with Alexa)I often think, There aren’t enough things spying on me. Metal Detector (Ace 300)If you see an adult using a metal detector, you know something has gone terribly wrong. And I say “he”—you never see a woman with a metal detector. A man with a metal detector, looking for buried treasure.
I’ve Become One of Those Women Who’s Always Talking About Her Boyfriend, But, in My Defense, We Haven’t Spent One Minute Apart in Ten Months
Since March 13, 2020, Kevin and I have done everything together—and I mean everything. For example, I’m currently typing with my left hand and Kevin with his right because he says it’s important to support each other’s art. As a result, I am very dizzy, but guess who’s always there to catch me? My boyfriend, Kevin, because our apartment is so small that all he has to do is reach out, even if he’s on the opposite side of the room (which he never is). Plus, I absolutely refuse to be one of those women who says “we” all the time.
Biden’s Coronavirus Plan Calls for Americans to Stay Home and Watch Impeachment
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Unveiling a bold new plan to fight the coronavirus, President Biden called on Americans to stay at home next month and watch the impeachment trial. “I recognize that I’m asking everyone to make a tremendous sacrifice,” he said. “That’s why I’m issuing a stay-at-home order only for a time when there’s something really good on TV.”The President denied that asking all Americans to watch the impeachment trial was at odds with his pledge to unify the nation. “People watch the Super Bowl every year, even when there are two teams nobody cares about. The impeachment has two teams everybody cares about.”“There’s nothing more unifying than when everybody is watching the same show,” he added.
A Bold Proposal to Ease Child Poverty Is the Essence of Bidenomics
According to researchers at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy, full implementation of the American Family Act would cut the child poverty rate from 14.9 per cent to 9.3 per cent. Because low-income households tend to be disproportionately Black and Latino, members of these groups would gain a great deal from the Biden proposal. Projections like these explain why both progressive and centrist Democrats are enthused by the Biden proposal. “That’s about half the size of the 2017 tax bill, and it would cut child poverty nearly in half. The child tax credit dates back to the 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act, when Congress introduced a tax credit of five hundred dollars per child targeted at middle-income and high-income households.
The Mouthpiece and Handsomo
“He never shut up,” Herb says, “so, the Mouthpiece.” The Mouthpiece hoped to be on the radio. At the age of twelve or thirteen, Larry, Herb, and some friends formed an outfit called the Warriors Social Athletic Club. Of all the Warriors, Larry and Herb followed sporting events the closest. Without Larry: Herb and Larry graduated from Lafayette High School in 1951. I’m going to be either driving a tank or firing a gun at one.
Why McConnell Dumped Trump
And on January 19th, the day before Biden was sworn in as President, McConnell shocked political circles by denouncing Trump even more directly. But John Yarmuth, a Democratic representative from Louisville, Kentucky, who has known McConnell since the late sixties, told me he’d long predicted that the alliance between Trump and McConnell would end once the President could no longer help McConnell. But any pretense that McConnell could maintain control over Trump or over the Party’s fate unravelled after the 2020 election. “Trump could have attacked” the two Republican Senate candidates, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, or the National Republican Senate Campaign Committee. He has decided to cut his losses, and do what he can to make sure Trump is no longer a threat to the Republican Party.” McConnell and other Republican leaders, Manley suggested, “have gotten as much out of Trump as they can, and it’s now time to make sure Trump is damaged goods.”But the risks for McConnell and other Senate Republicans are high.
Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Administration Nears Deal with Pfizer and Moderna for 200 Million More Doses
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Administration Nears Deal with Pfizer and Moderna for 200 Million More Doses The deal may not accelerate the current pace of vaccination. Biden said his administration was nearing a deal with Pfizer and Moderna for 200 million more doses by summer’s end. The deal would provide the federal government with 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 100 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, Mr. Biden said. Pfizer had agreed last summer to provide an initial 100 million doses to the United States by the end of March. The Brazilian variant is similar to one first found in South Africa, public health officials said.
Microsoft’s Profits Rise 33%, Driven by Cloud Computing and Xbox: Live Updates
ET Microsoft’s Profits Rise 33%, Driven by Cloud Computing and Xbox: Live UpdatesMicrosoft profits jump 33 percent as pandemic continues shift to cloud computing. Ms. Yellen is the nation’s 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to head the institution in its 232-year history. Standing outside the White House, Ms. Yellen took the oath of office with her husband, the economist George Akerlof, and her son by her side. Video transcript Back bars 0:00 / 1:01 - 0:00 transcript Biden’s Commerce Secretary Nominee Testifies Before Senate Gov. In this time of overlapping crisis, the Commerce Department must be a partner to businesses and workers to help them innovate and grow.” Gov.
Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Administration Nears Deal with Pfizer and Moderna for 200 Million More Doses
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Administration Nears Deal with Pfizer and Moderna for 200 Million More Doses The deal may not accelerate the current pace of vaccination. Biden said his administration was nearing a deal with Pfizer and Moderna for 200 million more doses by summer’s end. The deal would provide the federal government with 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 100 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, Mr. Biden said. Pfizer had agreed last summer to provide an initial 100 million doses to the United States by the end of March. The Brazilian variant is similar to one first found in South Africa, public health officials said.
Live Updates: Most G.O.P. Senators Vote Against Holding Impeachment Trial for Trump
But for now, the vote signaled the likelihood that Mr. Trump would for the second time in a year be acquitted by the Senate in an impeachment trial, spared by loyal Republicans who were reluctant to break with him. Immediately after taking office, Mr. Biden began dismantling some of his predecessor’s initiatives that were intended to curb both legal and illegal immigration to the United States. Mr. Blanton was nominated by Mr. Trump in December 2019 and confirmed by the Senate that same month. Mr. Biden also said the federal government’s weekly allocations of coronavirus vaccines would increase by about 1.4 million doses starting next week. In fact, it’s gotten worse.” All are departures from the foreign policies under Mr. Trump.
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Mexico’s President Has Covid-19. Will He Take the Disease More Seriously? President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has played down the pandemic, and many Mexicans wonder if his own illness will change his mind.
New Jersey Police Officer Adopts Abandoned Pit Bull Pup He Found On Duty: 'Makes You Feel Good'
A New Jersey police officer recently adopted a young pit bull that he and his fellow officers rescued earlier this month. O'Hanlon scooped up the puppy and brought him to a local animal shelter for treatment, according to Good Morning America. "When we typically find a dog, usually they have tags on them or a chip," O'Hanlon, 26, told ABC 7. The officer said he was already in search of a pit bull puppy, so it seemed as though the pair were destined to meet. O'Hanlon added to ABC 7, "My fiancée and I were looking to get a pit bull, and when you see a pit bull puppy with an injury, it's hard to pass up on."
Jeni's Debuts Everything Bagel-Flavored Ice Cream — and Yes, it Contains Onions and Garlic
The new pint is part of Jeni's new Ice Cream for Breakfast collection. Jeni's Debuts Everything Bagel-Flavored Ice Cream — and Yes, it Contains Onions and GarlicThe savory flavors of an everything bagel have been turned into seasoning blends and potato chips (among other things) with great success, but do they really belong in ice cream? The frozen pint features "buttery streusel laden with sesame, poppy seeds—and yes, onions and garlic—woven throughout subtly sweet cream cheese ice cream. The pints are currently available for $12 at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream shops and on their website for a limited time. Image zoom Credit: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kevin Hart Says Being Home amid COVID Pandemic Has Allowed Him to 'Tap Into Fatherhood'
"Through the pandemic, I was able to truly tap into fatherhood," the actor explained. "Tap into the role of a husband more, because I've never been home this long ever. Because of my job, I've never been home for this many weeks – or weeks, period." Hart and Eniko, 36, welcomed baby Kaori on Sept. 29. The couple announced she had given birth to their daughter by sharing a sweet phrase written in purple whimsical writing.
Watch This Taylor Swift Song Get a 'Sea Shanty Parody' by the U.S. Navy Band
It "may VERY MUCH not be your jam," tweeted Navy Chief of Information Charlie BrownWatch This Taylor Swift Song Get a 'Sea Shanty Parody' by the U.S. Navy BandSailors or Swifties? On Monday, the U.S. Navy Band shared a parody cover of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together" — and it's something for sure. "This sea shanty parody may VERY MUCH not be your jam... I'm so thankful for the talent, creativity and sense of humor of our @usnavyband," Brown tweeted on his account. Singing the track's lyrics in original sea shanty fashion, the band also plays with another one of Swift's songs from the Red era: "I Knew You Were Trouble."
Justin Timberlake Wants Sons to 'Be Kids for as Long as Possible' Without Being 'Weirdly Private'
Justin Timberlake says he wouldn't want anyone "treating them differently because of something that their parents do"Justin Timberlake Wants Sons to 'Be Kids for as Long as Possible' Without Being 'Weirdly Private'Justin Timberlake is finding a fine line between openness and ensuring privacy for his boys' childhoods. The two stars discussed the nuances of masculinity while raising boys, with Shepard, 46, admitting he's glad to have two girls with Kristen Bell, daughters Lincoln, 7, and Delta, 6. "For me, I didn't have a dad around so I didn't have a guy telling me, 'You're doing it, young man. Image zoom Credit: Justin Timberlake/ Instagram"He was like John Wayne. No, I'm kidding," says Timberlake, as Shepard adds, "You better have your speech ready, other than 'That's not your dog.'
Jr. High Sweethearts Who Divorced in 1965 and Suffered Deaths of Sons Remarry 55 Years Later
Dennis and Diane Reynolds tell PEOPLE that they never expected to remarry when they reconnected in July 2019, nearly 55 years after getting a divorce. Image zoom Dennis and Diane Reynolds | Credit: Courtesy Veterans United Home LoansThe Reynolds' love story began in their homeroom at Sun Valley Junior High in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. On Nov. 11, 1961 — five months after they finished high school — Dennis and Diane got married. Image zoom Dennis and Diane Reynolds | Credit: courtesy dennis and diane reynoldsBut just four years into their union, the spouses started to experience marital problems. They lived in Los Angeles until John died in 1981, and Diane later moved to Washington, D.C. for work.
S.C. Boy, 6, Killed in Dog Attack Was 'Highly Intelligent, Funny and Always Full of Life'
Boy, 6, Killed in Dog Attack Was 'Highly Intelligent, Funny and Always Full of Life'A South Carolina boy who was mauled by a pit bull last week was described as "highly intelligent, funny and always full of life." "He was and will always be greatly loved by countless family and friends," according to a GoFundMe page set up by a family member. Hampton County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the scene "regarding a juvenile being attacked by a dog" on the afternoon of Jan. 20. The boy was found deceased, according to a Hampton County Sheriff's Office press release. Sign up forPEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases.
Teen Mom OG's Amber Portwood on Long Distance with Boyfriend Dmitri
"I've found myself, I really have and I'm happy about that," Amber Portwood tells her MTV costars in a sneak peekAmber Portwood may be rethinking her long-distance relationship. "The thing is though, he's such a sweet guy, he's amazing," she adds of Dimitri, "but he's very possessive and jealous because he's not here." Portwood met Dimitri online after her split from Andrew Glennon, with whom she shares 2-year-old son James. She and Dimitri met for the first time in person in an episode of Teen Mom OG which aired in April 2020. Image zoom Amber Portwood | Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicSpeaking to PEOPLE last May, Portwood said she and Dimitri were "still talking."
Pau Gasol Remembers Kobe Bryant on Anniversary of His Close Friend's Death: 'I Miss You'
Pau Gasol recently named his daughter after Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna, who was killed alongside him last yearKobe Bryant's former teammate and close friend Pau Gasol is reflecting on life without the superstar athlete. "I miss you, hermano … not a day goes by that you are not present in what I do," wrote Gasol alongside photos of himself with Kobe, as well as Kobe with Gianna. Gasol and McDonnell even named their newborn daughter "Elisabet Gianna Gasol" in memory of Kobe's late daughter. Image zoom Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant | Credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via GettyGasol was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to Los Angeles back in 2008. RELATED VIDEO: Pau Gasol Welcomes First Child with Wife Catherine McDonnell, Names Daughter After Gianna Bryant
Chick-fil-A Manager Called in to a Save COVID Vaccine Drive-Thru Struggling with Long Wait Times
"When you need help, call the pros," Mount Pleasant mayor Will Haynie saidAfter a computer glitch caused a traffic gridlock at a South Carolina COVID-19 vaccination site last week, one South Carolina mayor called upon a Chick-fil-A manager for help. Thinking fast, Haynie contacted Chick-fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak and asked for help, with the latter happy to abide. Fox 13 reported that Haynie already had the manager's number from a friend, who also worked for the fast-food joint. "I called him [Walkowiak] on my way over and he actually got there before I did," Haynie told FOX Television Stations on Monday. "Chic Fil A [sic] manager Jerry Walkowiak donating his professional drive thru experience to help our vaccination program in Mt.
Everything to Know About Target and Levi's New Limited-Edition Home and Lifestyle Collection
The companies teamed up to create more than 100 high-quality home, pets, apparel and accessory items for the whole familyEverything to Know About Target and Levi's New Limited-Edition Home and Lifestyle CollectionTwo of your favorite All-American brands are collaborating on a collection of home and lifestyle products! On Tuesday, Target Corporation announced its partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. on a limited-edition line launching Feb. 28 in most Target stores and online at target.com. The line also features Levi's iconic trucker jacket, sleepwear and everything you need to spoil your fur baby. On the apparel side, Target and Levi's offer sizes XXS-3X for women, S-4X for men, XS-XL for kids, 0-3M-3T for babies and toddlers and XS-XL for pets. The collection offers more sustainable certifications and claims than any other Target limited-edition design collaboration, and features items made from recycled glass, Fair Trade USA, GOODWEAVE and FSC Wood certifications.
Princess Eugenie Shares Rare Selfie with Husband Jack Brooksbank Ahead of Welcoming First Child
Princess Eugenie recalls one of her favorite memories with her longtime love, Jack BrooksbankPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank may be getting ready to become first-time parents in the coming weeks, but Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter is also reflecting on their engagement. The royal, 30, shared a sweet photo with her now-husband from their 2018 engagement interview on her Instagram page. Image zoom Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie | Credit: Princess Eugenie/InstagramIn the snap, the couple is dressed in the same clothes they wore for their televised interview with BBC 1's Matt Baker following their engagement announcement. Image zoom Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie | Credit: JONATHAN BRADY/AFP via GettyEugenie, who is one of the most active royals on social media, shared her exciting baby news on Instagram in September. Image zoom Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie | Credit: UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty ImagesCan't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage?
Christina Anstead's New Furniture Line Is Inspired By Her Own ‘Busy’ Life — See the Pieces!
the Christina on the Coast star says of the new collectionChristina Anstead's New Furniture Line Is Inspired By Her Own ‘Busy’ Life — See the Pieces! Image zoom Credit: Christina Anstead/InstagramThe line "was inspired by a combination of my everyday home and my TV show clients," Christina says, noting that the pieces don't look any less chic just because they're family-friendly. Image zoom Credit: Spectra HomeUsing fabrics and materials that hold up to the everyday wear — "Dirty paw prints and finger smudges are no problem!" Image zoom Credit: Spectra Home"I can't wait to have my whole family snuggled together at home watching movies on it!" Image zoom Credit: Spectra Home"Understanding what homeowners want is so much of what I do every single day.
Stars Who Have Played Marilyn Monroe Through the Years
Williams transformed into Monroe for the 2011 film My Week with Marilyn. Williams won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Monroe and was nominated for an Academy Award. Williams told The Hollywood Reporter of portraying Monroe authentically, "For me, the most crucial discovery — the flash — was that the widely accepted image of Marilyn Monroe was a character that Norma Jean played." She added, "Unless you study her and understand her a bit better than the commonly accepted view, one could miss who she was underneath that. Marilyn was a part she played."
The North Carolina Zoo's New Polar Bear Suitor Will Meet His Mate in Time For Valentine's Day
Payton, a 17-year old male polar bear, will meet his mate, 22-year-old female Anana, in the second week of FebruaryThe North Carolina Zoo's New Polar Bear Suitor Will Meet His Mate in Time For Valentine's DayThe North Carolina Zoo is playing Cupid with two of its animal inhabitants just in time for Valentine's Day. Anana was born at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY, and arrived at the North Carolina Zoo in September 2014. "The Zoo is hopeful the addition to the polar bear family will result in new offspring," the release read. Image zoom Payton | Credit: north carolina zoo/ InstagramCurrently, polar bears are listed as an endangered species with an estimated 22,000-31,000 bears remaining in the wild. "Polar bear populations are declining, and zoos have a significant role in protecting the future of this vulnerable species," Jennifer Ireland, curator of mammals for the North Carolina Zoo, said in the zoo's news release.
Woman Donates Kidney to Best Friend 20 Years After Helping Her Heal from Organ Donor Son's Death
Cindy Mueller adopted a new healthy lifestyle in order to donate her kidney to pal Carol PatryloWoman Donates Kidney to Best Friend 20 Years After Helping Her Heal from Organ Donor Son's DeathA pair of best friends who have helped each other through thick and thin are now even more bonded for life after one donated a kidney to the other. Carol Patrylo had an "instant connection" with longtime pal Cindy Mueller after they first met while working together at the Lindbergh School District in St. Louis, Patrylo told NBC affiliate KSDK. "I watched this woman lose her will to live," Mueller told KSDK. Mueller knew right away that, just as Todd had donated his organs following his death, she wanted to donate her kidney. My best friend needs a kidney."
The Bachelor's Victoria Larson Felt 'Liberated' When Her Mugshot Resurfaced
The reality star also denied bullying the other contestants this season, claiming it "was all in good fun"The Bachelor's Victoria Larson Says She Felt 'Liberated' When Her Mugshot ResurfacedCurrent Bachelor contestant Victoria Larson — the self-proclaimed "queen" of Matt James' season — is speaking out after news of her arrest nine years ago was made public. During an appearance on Good Morning America Tuesday, Larson, 28, said seeing the mugshot and accompanying report surface online made her feel "liberated." Image zoom Victoria Larson | Credit: Leon County"When initially the story broke I called my dad, of course, and he's like, 'How do you feel?' Image zoom Victoria Larson | Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC"They knew me and knew my heart and knew that I never really have ill intent," she said of the other women. I'm not a bully — I'm really not."
Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown Spotted Holding Hands with Model Adam Woolard in L.A.
The former Bachelorette star, 26, sparked romance rumors after she and model Adam Woolard were spotted holding hands over the weekend in Los Angeles. Brown and Woolard both dressed casually for their outing and shared a matching moment in army green jackets. While Brown has yet to publicly post about Woolard on social media, eagle-eyed fans noticed that the reality star follows the model on Instagram. As fans will remember, Brown turned down Tyler Cameron's proposal on the Bachelorette finale and got engaged to winner Jed Wyatt. Image zoom Hannah Brown, Tyler Cameron | Credit: Hannah Brown/YoutubeIn a YouTube video, titled "What Really Happened," Brown insisted that nothing romantic transpired between her and Cameron in quarantine: "People think we were hooking up the whole time.
7-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized with ‘Serious’ Injuries After Falling 35 Feet Off Ski Lift
The boy was airlifted to Boston Children's Hospital after suffering serious but non-life-threatening injuries at Blue Hills Ski AreaA 7-year-old boy was seriously injured after he fell approximately 35 feet from a ski lift in Massachusetts, authorities said. Blue Hills Ski Area ski patrol extricated the Rockland boy from where he fell and provided medical care at the scene before paramedics arrived to airlift him to Boston Children's Hospital. Chief Doody told WBZ that he was "conscious and able to speak." Skier Billy McCarthy, meanwhile, told WBZ that he had seen the boy and his brother earlier in the day skiing alongside him. Chief Doody told WFXT that the child suffered head and upper body injuries.
Kamaiu Johnson on His Improbable Rise to First PGA Tour Event: 'I'm Feeling Blessed'
"The best word to describe how I'm feeling is blessed," the 27-year-old Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour champion, who makes his first PGA Tour start at the Farmers Insurance Open on Thursday, tells PEOPLE. Assistant course pro Jan Auger spotted Johnson when he was practicing swings with a wooden stick outside of his apartment complex near Hilaman Golf Course in Tallahassee, Florida. Auger invited him to the course at Hilaman, where Johnson was able to practice using proper clubs. I just look back on the number of times that my life could have taken a different path," Johnson explains. [CEO of the APGA Tour] Ken Bentley and the APGA Tour are a huge reason why I haven't given up."
26-Year-Old Man Riding Snowmobile Dies After Falling Through Ice on Mich. Lake
In a statement to PEOPLE, Chief John Ellsworth of the Wolverine Lake Police Department confirms that the fatal incident unfolded on Sunday afternoon in Commerce Township. Ellsworth says the 26-year-old Wixom resident had been riding his snowmobile on Wolverine Lake when it broke through the ice and into an area of open water. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office notes that the man was submerged in approximately 26 feet of water. RELATED VIDEO: Teenagers Rescued After Falling Through the Ice in Central ParkThe Oakland County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident, according to the police chief. In the wake of the tragedy, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office issued a statement on Twitter, reminding their followers that, "No Ice Is Safe Ice!"
Wendy Williams Says Ex-Husband Kevin Hunter Was a 'Serial' Cheater During Their Marriage
Wendy Williams is looking back on what she describes as her ex-husband Kevin Hunter's extramarital tendencies. "I don't regret the day of meeting him. Image zoom Wendy Williams, Kevin Hunter | Credit: Gary Gershoff/WireImage; Johnny Nunez/WireImageWilliams, who shares 20-year-old son Kevin Jr. with Hunter, said on The Jess Cagle Show she believed her former husband used his money to "wine and dine" his other partners. Hunter and Williams' relationship is a focal point of the star's upcoming Lifetime biopic, Wendy Williams: The Movie, as well as the documentary set to air directly following the film premiere on Saturday. "I don't regret meeting Kevin, I don't regret falling in love, I don't regret staying with him for all 25 years, 21 of them married."
John Altobelli's Brother Speaks Out on First Anniversary of Fatal Helicopter Crash
The crash — which also killed John Altobelli's wife and daughter, Kobe Bryant, Bryant's daughter Gianna and four others — occurred on Jan. 26, 2020Tony Altobelli is recalling the life-changing text message he received on Jan. 26, 2020, one year later. "And, I worked with the guy," he continued of John, who was 56 when he died. "John loved small ball — he loved hit-and-runs, sacrifice bunts, getting guys over and getting them in," Tony said. "I'm numb right now, I'm numb, I'm broken, I'm going to miss him terribly," Tony told PEOPLE after the death of his brother, sister-in-law and niece. "He was my brother, he was my idol growing up, also my idol as an adult."
Raya and the Last Dragon’s Full Trailer Offers First Glimpse at Awkwafina’s Funny Dragon
Raya and the Last Dragon stars Kelly Marie Tran as Raya, a girl on a quest to save her peopleRaya and the Last Dragon’s Full Trailer Offers First Glimpse at Awkwafina’s Funny DragonFans are finally getting a first glimpse at Awkwafina's role in Disney's upcoming Raya and the Last Dragon. But when Raya finally finds the Last Dragon, voiced by Awkwafina, she might not get the help she needs. "I'm gonna be real with you," the Last Dragon tells Raya. Image zoom Credit: Walt Disney PicturesRaya and the Last Dragon is set to premiere in select theaters and on Disney+'s Premiere Access program. Disney+ subscribers will be subject to a nearly $30 rental fee to see the upcoming film, according to Variety.
Tory Lanez Requests Ability to 'Meaningfully' Respond to Megan Thee Stallion Allegations
Lanez' attorney worries that his "failure to respond to [Megan Thee Stallion's] inflammatory and misleading statements may be interpreted as conceding to her claims"Tory Lanez wants to speak up too. In a new court filing Tuesday, the rapper — born Daystar Peterson — requested a modification to a court order that prohibits him from speaking about the ongoing criminal investigation regarding an allegation that he shot Megan Thee Stallion last summer. The filing comes after the "WAP" rapper called him an "abuser" on Twitter last week, emphasizing that "you shot me." RELATED VIDEO: Megan Thee Stallion Calls Tory Lanez an 'Abuser,' Says She's 'Not Changing' Her Story: 'You Shot Me'The attorney also writes that Lanez' "failure to respond to [Megan Thee Stallion's] inflammatory and misleading statements may be interpreted as conceding to her claims." While not responding to Megan's claims directly, he rapped about it in his track "Money Over Fallouts."
Marjorie Taylor Greene Endorsed Conspiracy Theories on School Shootings
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene's appeared to endorse baseless conspiracy theories about school shootings in 2018, before she got elected to CongressGun violence prevention organizations are calling for freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign after it was revealed she publicly expressed support for baseless conspiracy theories that school shootings in Sandy Hook, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., never happened. "Taylor Greene's lies traumatize the survivors of shooting tragedies and put their safety in danger. Parents who lost children that day, including Nicole Hockley, whose son Dylan, 6, was killed along with 19 other first graders and 6 educators in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, are stunned by Greene's comments. Image zoom Mark and Daniel BardenBesides expressing her support for baseless theories about the school shootings, Greene has publicly expressed belief in the imaginary QAnon conspiracy theory, whose predictions about the 2020 election and other issues failed to materialize. In an emailed statement to PEOPLE, Greene's communications director Nick Dyer wrote, "Congresswoman Greene isn't concerned about what national Democrat fundraising groups have to say about her.
Model Maye Musk, 72: 'Say Goodbye' to Anyone Making You Feel Bad About Aging
"You don't need that person in your life," the model and registered dietician-nutritionist addedMaye Musk is keeping it real when it comes to getting older. Asked by co-host Gayle King if she has always embraced her age, Musk began, "Well, my mother never had a problem with age, nobody could tell her she was getting old. "And then, as I say, as I got into my 60s, people were talking about aging and being scared of aging, and I'm saying, 'Why are you scared of aging?'" And if somebody's making you feel bad about your age, just say goodbye," Musk added. RELATED VIDEO: I'm More Than My AgeStill, Musk believes there is work to be done, including in fashion runway shows.
Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, Starring Chadwick Boseman, Named Best Film of 2020 by National Board of Review
Da 5 Bloods was one of the last films Chadwick Boseman starred in before his death in AugustSpike Lee's Da 5 Bloods has been named the best film of 2020 by the National Board of Review. The NBR announced its 2020 award winners on Tuesday with Lee, 63, taking home the award for best director. "The NBR is proud to honor Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee, and the film's incredible ensemble cast, along with all of our 2020 awardees," said NBR President Annie Schulhof. "We are also honored to present the posthumous NBR Icon Award to Chadwick Boseman, an extraordinary talent who represented the best of what an actor could be no matter what the role." Among the other honorees were Riz Ahmed, who was awarded the best actor award for Sound of Metal, Carey Mulligan for best actress in Promising Young Woman, Paul Raci for best supporting actor in South of Metal and Youn Yuh-jung for best supporting actress in Minari.
Pa. Family of 4 Is Found Dead in Basement in Suspected Murder-Suicide
Police are investigating which of the family members committed the shootingA family of four has been found dead in their Pennsylvania home, and authorities believe that their deaths were the result of a murder-suicide. Their two sons, ages 15 and 8, were also found dead. All four bodies were found in the basement of the family's townhome in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania. Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. Neighbor Karen Stankiewicz told the Inquirer that Kulkarni had been chatty and friendly until recently, when he seemed "not his usual self."
Joey Fatone Jokingly 'Sets the Record Straight' About Being Friend-Zoned by Pink: 'I Can Take' It
Most notably, the star, 43, explains what really happened when he was infamously friend-zoned by Pink back in the day. "I'm cool with being in the friend zone with Pink; there's nothing wrong with that," he says with a laugh. I'm gonna set the record straight with her and I can go in and talk to her head-to-head." Also while guesting on the show, the singer makes his pick between Justin Timberlake's now-infamous ramen hair and Chris Kirkpatrick's "high pony" locs — and of course, he proudly defends his decision. "What's funny about the ramen hair with Justin Timberlake is that it's his real curly hair," Fatone reveals.
New York City Transit Honors 'Heroic' Workers Who Have Died from COVID with Subway Memorial
The memorial, called "Travels Far," will be displayed three times a day at 107 subway stations across N.Y.C., the MTA announcedThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City is honoring its workers who have died from COVID-19 with a citywide memorial inside subway stations. Screens inside the fare gates at 107 stations across the city will show portraits of 111 of the 136 MTA workers who have died from COVID-19 over the last year. Image zoom MTA memorial for workers who have died from COVID-19 | Credit: MTA Arts & Design/MTA New York City TransitImage zoom MTA memorial for workers who have died from COVID-19 | Credit: MTA Arts & Design/MTA New York City TransitWhen the COVID-19 pandemic emerged the U.S. in March, NYC was the epicenter and MTA employees were hard-hit by the virus. Nearly all of the COVID-19 deaths among MTA employees occurred in those early months, when the virus' full spread was not yet known and officials hadn't recommended wearing masks. MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye also said that the workers' families have been taken care of financially, according to ABC7.
Brandon Jenner Shares Rare Photos of Twin Sons to Celebrate Wife Cayley Stoker's Birthday
Brandon Jenner is sharing rare family photos to celebrate wife Cayley Stoker's birthday. Image zoom Credit: Brandon Jenner/InstagramIn the comment section, Jenner's mother Linda Thompson wrote: "Happy birthday to your Spectacular wife @caylita_ ! Brandon told PEOPLE at the time, "We're madly in love and we are very excited about this!" "Leah, Cayley and I sat down with her and told her what was happening, and she was very excited and happy. Brandon, the son of Caitlyn Jenner and Thompson, and Leah, whose father is former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, wed in May 2012.
You Can Officially Buy the Love Fern from ‘How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days’ (Sort of)
In order not to repeat the mistakes of McConaughey's character in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," you can care for your fern plant by positioning it in a spot that gets indirect sunlight and ensuring that its roots are moist at all times. Use your new mister to shower it regularly if there isn't natural humidity in its environment. It's also pet-friendly, so you won't have to worry about your animals getting too close.
Patrick Mahomes Cradles Brittany Matthews' Baby Bump
Patrick Mahomes will play in the upcoming Super Bowl after winning last year'sPatrick Mahomes Cradles Pregnant Fiancée Brittany Matthews' Baby Bump as She Says 'Proud of You'Brittany Matthews couldn't be prouder of Patrick Mahomes. The personal trainer celebrated her fiancé's big win on Instagram Tuesday by sharing a photo of herself smiling with Mahomes, 25, as he cradles her baby bump. On Sunday, the quarterback led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory over the Buffalo Bills, 38-24, securing a spot in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For game day on Sunday, Matthews shared a pair of photos showing herself ready to cheer on her fiancé, writing, "Let's do this." "Baby girl will be born ready for game days," Matthews wrote alongside a video showcasing the BROdenim jacket.
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Makes Her HGTV Debut Hosting a Showdown at the Shore, Naturally
The Jersey Shore reality star turned businesswoman, 33, will star in HGTV's newest design competition special, Beach Cabana Royale, premiering February 2 on the newly-launched streaming service Discovery+. "Here at Atlantic Beach, New York, cabanas are a huge way of life," Polizzi explains in a press release. The reality star and mom of three (she shares sons Lorenzo, 8, and Angelo, 1, and daughter Giovanna, 6, with husband Jionni LaValle) checks in on the designers' progress throughout the one-hour episode. Meanwhile, the three families compete in a few fun challenges in an effort to give their designers an extra advantage. "You may not be able to take a tropical vacation right now, but we're offering the next best thing.
Rebel Girls Lead Book Celebrates Women Trailblazers Like Kamala Harris, Lady Gaga and Stacey Abrams
The new mini-edition of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls features notable female industry leaders like Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Aly Raisman and moreWomen excelling across various industries are getting the spotlight in this new kids' book. In time for Vice President Kamala Harris' historic inauguration last week, Rebel Girls published a new mini version of its award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series on Tuesday. Titled Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women, the new picture book tells the stories of several notable figures, including Harris. Other women featured in the book span specialties like business, sports, activism and entertainment, as well as politics. Image zoom Credit: Rebel GirlsAlong with a bio of the leaders, the book also features inspirational quotes and full-page illustrations of the women, all done by female artists.
Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni Reunite on Set in N.Y.C., Plus Michelle Williams, Hilary Duff and More
Zachary Quinto keeps it casual as he stocks up on food and drinks at Gelson's supermarket on Wednesday in L.A.
Manager of Popular Fla. Beachfront Restaurant Killed After Being Lured to Date with Man on App: Police
Manager of Popular Fla. Beachfront Restaurant Killed After Being Lured to Date with Man on App: PoliceA Florida man is accused of beating a man he met online to death -- hours after the pair had sex. Michael Harris Jr., of DeLand, has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 63-year-old Bobby Scott, according to a Volusia County Sheriff's Office news release. However, when detectives contacted Scott's husband, he said Scott never loaned his vehicle to anyone, the news release states. Detectives confirmed that Scott had met Harris via a dating app and was never seen again after agreeing to meet up on the morning of Jan. 17. According to the News Journal, Scott's husband said the couple were happily married and in an open relationship.
Elvis Costello Recalls Being Banned from SNL After Copying Jimi Hendrix: I Said 'Watch Me'
"I just wanted them to remember us," the frontman said while chatting with Apple Music's Zane LoweElvis Costello and The Attractions were game changers in the '70s. "We did end up on Saturday Night Live," Costello told Lowe, 47. "I'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen, but there's no reason to do this song here," the frontman told the SNL audience on Dec. 17, 1977 before beginning "Radio, Radio" (which criticized broadcast commercialization). SNL producer Lorne Michaels was not too thrilled with the change of plans and banned Elvis Costello and The Attractions from the sketch comedy series until 1989. Image zoom Elvis Costello and The Attractions, SNL | Credit: NBCU Photo BankIn a 2013 interview with Details magazine, Costello revealed that the band had been inspired by late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, who previously pulled a similar stunt.
Missouri Senator Responds with Counter Complaint to Ethics Complaint Against Him After Capitol Riot
Last Thursday, seven Democratic lawmakers said that Hawley and Cruz's objection to the votes were grounds for an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee. He closed his letter by writing that he would "not be intimidated" by attempts to blame him for inciting the riot. The dueling ethics complaints underscore the fallout from the attack, which forced lawmakers into hiding as throngs of Trump's supporters overwhelmed police and breached the Capitol. While both Hawley and Cruz have denounced the violence, they've also pushed back against criticism for their comments leading up to the insurrection. Representatives for Cruz and Hawley did not immediately respond to a request for further comment on Tuesday.
Bridgerton Author Julia Quinn Says Shonda Rhimes 'Stumbled Upon' Her Book Series on Vacation
"It's crazy to think that my life is forever changed because Shonda didn't bring enough reading material on vacation," she saidJulia Quinn, the author of the 11-part Bridgerton book series, says the hit Netflix adaptation came to be after Shonda Rhimes ran out of reading material on vacation — and picked up one of the historical romance novels by chance. Image zoom Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) | Credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX"I practically fell off the stool, 'cause nobody was adapting romance novels," she continued. The way I understand it, Shonda ran out of books to read on vacation and somehow stumbled on one of mine. It's crazy to think that my life is forever changed because Shonda didn't bring enough reading material on vacation, but that's honestly what happened." While the show doesn't adapt the books "word for word," Quinn said it has captured the essence of the characters and storyline.
Dead Whale, Reportedly 'One of the Largest' Ever Discovered, Found Off the Coast of Italy
Dead Whale, Reportedly 'One of the Largest' Ever Discovered, Found Off the Coast of ItalyA massive dead finback whale that washed up off the coast of southern Italy last week has been identified as "one of the largest" of its species to ever be found in the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian Coast Guard said in a Facebook post shared last Wednesday that officials discovered the carcass on Jan. 17 off the harbor of Sorrento, near Naples. According to local reports, coast guard officials located the dead mammal — which reportedly weighed over 77 tons and measured about 65 feet — after a young whale calf swam into the harbor in distress. The Italian Coast Guard said that officials are continuing to look for the whale calf. The deceased mammal was referred to in the Italian Coast Guard's Facebook post as "one of the largest specimens of whales identified in the Mediterranean."
Prince Charles Shares Poignant Message Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day: 'Be the Light'
"This is our time when we can, each in our own way, be the light that ensures the darkness can never return," Prince Charles saidIn his role as Patron of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Prince Charles has recorded a special message to open this year's virtual Holocaust Memorial Day event on Wednesday. "That is why The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, of which I am so proud to be Patron, has this year chosen the theme – 'Be the Light in the Darkness.' The prince has been Patron of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust since 2015. Kate also got behind the camera last year to take photos of Holocaust survivors. Image zoom Prince William and Kate Middleton meet with Holocaust survivors in 2020 | Credit: Chris Jackson/GettyCan't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage?
Floribama Shore Heads to Montana and Arizona in New Season 4 Trailer
In addition to new locations, the season 4 trailer also teases "new revelations," including star Nilsa Prowant's pregnancyFloribama Shore is heading west for the first time ever. In addition to new locations, Season 4's trailer also teases "new revelations," including Prowant's pregnancy. Prowant — who previously dated her Floribama Shore costar Smyrnios — first announced her pregnancy in December, sharing on her Instagram, "Even in the darkest of times the Lord still shines his light." Image zoom Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesProwant previously dated her Floribama Shore costar Smyrnios, but the two split. The filming of Floribama Shore's fourth season briefly halted late last year after a member of the production team tested positive for the novel coronavirus, PEOPLE previously confirmed.
Mossimo Giannulli's Request for Early Release is Denied by Judge
"Giannulli is not entitled to a modification of his sentence because he has not demonstrated an 'extraordinary and compelling' reason warranting his release," a judge wroteLori Loughlin's husband Mossimo Giannulli will not be getting out of jail early. But on Tuesday, a judge ruled against Giannulli, saying he will stay in jail. "Giannulli is not entitled to a modification of his sentence because he has not demonstrated an 'extraordinary and compelling' reason warranting his release," Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton wrote in his order. Image zoom Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli | Credit: Splash News OnlineWant to keep up with the latest crime coverage? He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of honest services wire and mail fraud in May.
Jennifer Aniston Debuts Blonder Hair on the Set of The Morning Show
The actress posted photos of her "dream team" glam squad — hairstylist Chris McMillan and makeup artist Angela Levin — on InstagramJennifer Aniston Debuts a Blonder Look on Set of The Morning Show: 'We're Back!' Jennifer Aniston is back to work with a fresh set of highlights. Image zoom Credit: jennifer aniston/ instagramAside from filming season two of The Morning Show, Aniston has also been busy gearing up for the long-awaited Friends reunion special. The Friends actress, 57, told Rob Lowe during an episode of his podcast, Literally! "There's different facets to it, and we already shot packages of things," she told Lowe.
Miranda Lambert Celebrates 2 Years of Being 'Hitched' to Husband Brendan McLoughlin
The two tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2019Happy anniversary, Miranda and Brendan! On Tuesday, Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin celebrated their second anniversary — and the country singer shared a special photo from her "Settling Down" music video, which featured her husband. Lambert and McLoughlin, 29, got married in secret back in 2019. "With Brendan, I made it a point to keep it as private as I could for as long as I could," she added. RELATED VIDEO: Miranda Lambert: Music Has Brought Me Joy and Comfort During QuarantineLambert featured her husband in her "Settling Down" music video back in October, which follows her as she rides a horse in a flowy dress and comes home to her handsome beau.
Lloyd Austin, Avril Haines and Janet Yellen Make History Being Confirmed for Biden’s Cabinet
The three senior officials are the first Cabinet-level confirmations in a spate of history-making nominees in Joe Biden's administrationSeveral of President Joe Biden's Cabinet or Cabinet-level choices made history with their confirmations, days into his new administration. Janet Yellen was confirmed as the first female treasury secretary on Monday, days after the Senate confirmations of Avril Haines, the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence, and retired four-star Gen. Lloyd Austin as the first Black secretary of Defense. Monday's 84-to-15 vote marked the sixth time Yellen, 74, has been confirmed by the Senate. Former President Donald Trump also asked Congress to waive that same law for his first nominee for defense secretary: retired Marine Gen. James Mattis. His vice president, Kamala Harris, is the first woman and first Black and Asian person to hold her office.
Texas Uber Eats Driver and Mother of 3 Killed While Dropping Off Food Delivery
Ryan Munsie, 31, leaves behind her husband and three childrenTexas Uber Eats Driver and Mother of 3 Killed While Dropping Off Food DeliveryA woman was killed in Haltom City, Texas, on Saturday night while making a delivery for Uber Eats. When officers arrived, they found the victim lying on the ground in the 4300 block of Northern Cross Boulevard, police said. According to a GoFundMe page set up by a friend in her honor, Munsie was delivering for Uber Eats at the time of the murder. "She was always having a good time, making people laugh and was generous and kind," Ables told the Star-Telegram. Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases.
Leni Klum Continues to Follow in Mom Heidi's Supermodel Footsteps by Opening Berlin Fashion Week
Heidi Klum's daughter Leni, 16, just walked her first fashion week runway — and it looks like she inherited her supermodel strut straight from her mom. Image zoom Credit: Der Berliner Salon/@derberlinersalonImage zoom Credit: Der Berliner Salon/@derberlinersalonLeni posted two photos from the show on Instagram saying, "My first Job for the @mbfw.berlin DER BERLINER SALON – Edition X." Heidi couldn't help but share her proud mom moment. Image zoom Credit: Der Berliner Salon/@derberlinersalonLeni made her modeling debut in December on the cover of Vogue Germany's January/February 2021 issue alongside her mom. But despite that, Klum is so proud of the young woman Leni has become.
Biden White House Briefings Will Have a Sign Language Interpreter After Trump Refused
"As a part of this administration's accessibility and inclusion efforts, starting today we will have an ASL, an American Sign Language interpreter, for our daily press briefings," Psaki said. "The White House's failure to provide ASL interpreters during Covid-19 related briefings, including press briefings, is against the law," the lawsuit argued, according to CNN. A court eventually ordered the White House to provide ASL interpreters at all COVID-19 briefings. Following the court order, the first interpreters began appearing White House briefings in November, according to NAD. NAD issued a statement this week lauding the decision by Joe Biden's administration to include ASL interpreters in all White House briefings.
Mary Fitzgerald 'Adores' Chrishell Stause's New Boyfriend Keo Motsepe
"He's just incredible and treats her like a queen," Mary Fitzgerald said of Keo MotsepeMary Fitzgerald approves of co-star Chrishell Stause's new beau! Image zoom Chrishell Stause, Keo Motsepe | Credit: Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images; Amy Sussman/Getty Images"I'm grateful. Hartley filed for divorce back in November 2019 after two years of marriage. Their split played out on Selling Sunset, including the moment Stause found out via text message that Hartley had filed for divorce. "He text me that we were filed," Stause tells Fitzgerald in the episode.
Bruce Kirby, Columbo and L.A. Law Character Actor, Dies at 95
“My heart is heavy but grateful for all the extra blessed years together,” wrote Bruce Kirby’s son, John KirbyBruce Kirby, a character actor best known for roles in Columbo and L.A. Law, died Sunday at the age of 95. His son, John Kirby, shared the news in a lengthy tribute on Facebook, writing that his dad "passed away peacefully" at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. "My heart is heavy but grateful for all the extra blessed years together," John wrote. In his tribute, John wrote of Bruce's lifelong commitment to acting and to exposing his two sons to the entertainment industry from an early age. John wrote.
Rihanna Continues to Make a Case for the Mullet in Her Latest Savage x Fenty Lingerie Video
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Derick Dillard Leaves Flirty Comment on Jill Duggar's Post, Says She's 'Lookin' Hot' in Her Workout Clothes
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Teen Mom 2 Alum Chelsea Houska Welcomes Her Fourth Child, Daughter Walker June
The reality star announced the happy news on Instagram TuesdayChelsea Houska's family has expanded once again! The former Teen Mom 2 star, 29, has welcomed her fourth child with husband Cole DeBoer — a daughter named Walker June. Along with the announcement, Houska shared two photos of her newborn daughter. In August, Houska announced that she and DeBoer, 32, were expecting their third child together. Houska shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of the family being showered with pink confetti with the caption: "Baby.......GIRL!!!!!!"
Justin Bieber Is 'First and Foremost' Grateful for 'Incredible Wife' Hailey While Making New Album
"First and foremost my relationship with my incredible wife, what a blessing to have the opportunity to grow," he continued. "How this album makes me feel," he captioned a photo in which he appears to be exclaiming, "Oooh." In his next post, the star was pictured, "Going over [the] track listing for the album." Also on Tuesday, Bieber shared a post about the importance of knowing your self-worth, regardless of what anyone else may say or believe. "God is the only one who can assign value and if God says it, that settles it.
Cardi B Shares Photo of ‘Uncomfortable’ Acne Battle as She Asks Twitter Followers for Advice
On Monday, the "Bodak Yellow" singer revealed that she's been struggling with "uncomfortable" breakouts and dry skin for the last few months. "I need ya help tho....," Cardi, 28, began in a series of posts on Twitter. I don't think these products are working. I think it's the water out here .....What are some good products for little black heads, break outs and dry skin on your face ?" I know some in NY but I don't think I'm going home anytime soon."
Elliot Page and Emma Portner Announce Plans to Divorce After 3 Years of Marriage: We 'Remain Close Friends'
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer," the pair said in a joint statementElliot Page and Emma Portner have split after 3 years of marriage. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer," the pair said in a joint statement Tuesday. Portner supported him publicly at the time, writing a loving Instagram caption following Page's statement, where he announced he goes by the pronouns he/they. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much," Portner wrote alongside Page's statement. Page wrote he was feeling "overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey."
Jennifer Lopez & Matthew McConaughey Remember The Wedding Planner 20 Years Later: It Was 'Magical'
Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey reunited virtually screen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit 2001 film The Wedding Planner. Lopez, 51, recalled filming their kissing scene, telling McConaughey, also 51, "You said, 'Miss Lopez, I'm going to kiss you now.' "In a way, [The Wedding Planner] was the last of the rom-coms," McConaughey said. "We did Monster-In-Law after we did Wedding Planner," she recalled. The Wedding Planner grossed $13.5 million in its opening weekend in North America, becoming the No.
Vanessa Bryant Mourns Kobe and Gianna Bryant on First Anniversary of Fatal Accident
"Today I received this sweet letter from one of Gianna's best friends, Aubrey," Vanessa began in her caption. The emotional note from Aubrey honored Gianna as a friend who pushed Aubrey "to be better," and praised Vanessa as a mother. Concluding her note, Aubrey told Vanessa that she "did it right" when it came to raising Gianna. RELATED VIDEO: Fans Remember Kobe and Gianna Bryant"She had the best laugh," Vanessa said at the celebration of life. Vanessa paid tribute to her husband's love of fatherhood, saying, "Kobe was the MVP of girl dads, or MVD.
A Look Back at Elliot Page and Emma Portner's Love Story as They Announce Plans to Divorce
Elliot Page and Emma Portner announced their split Tuesday after 3 years of marriageA Look Back at Elliot Page and Emma Portner's Love Story as They Announce Plans to DivorceElliot Page gushed about his wife in several interviews and social media posts before the pair announced plans to divorce after 3 years of marriage. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much," she wrote alongside a screenshot of Page's heartfelt statement. Earlier that year, Page celebrated the couple's one year anniversary by sharing selfies of the two smiling and then crying from their celebration. Beyond grateful to all those who fought to allow us to be wife & wife. In a post months earlier, Page also celebrated Portner on her birthday with a sweet note.
Amanda Gorman Signs with IMG Models a Week After Reciting Inspiring Poem at the Inauguration
The agency will reportedly focus on brand endorsements and editorial opportunities for the 22-year-old Harvard gradAmanda Gorman Signs with IMG Models a Week After Reciting Inspiring Poem at the InaugurationNational Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. Amanda Gorman is taking the world by storm. Image zoom Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty"Good morning Amanda Gorman, it's Lin-Miranda. At the inauguration last week, Gorman chose a double-breasted Prada coat layered over a white collared shirt. So instead of a coat, Winfrey gave Gorman earrings and "a ring that's shaped like a caged bird" as a tribute to Angelou's ionic poem, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
90 Day Fiance's Brittany's Ready to Date 'Whatever Shape, Form, Gender'
Brittany Banks‘ long-distance relationship with Yazan Abu Horira may not have worked out on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way but the rapper is ready to take another shot at love on the newest 90 Day spinoff, The Single Life. However, she made sure to take some time for herself before jumping back into dating. They went their separate ways and Yazan revealed that he has already moved on with someone else. That’s what I look for in a person.”As for whether fans will see her dating both genders on the show, Brittany said, “Maybe. It’s definitely some interesting moments.”For more from Brittany, watch the video above, and to see her search for The One, tune in to 90 Day: The Single Life, premiering on Discovery+ on Sunday, February 21.
Alice Evans Tweets Husband Ioan Gruffudd 'Has Announced He Is to Leave His Family': We Are 'Confused and Sad'
"We haven't been given a reason except that he 'no longer loves me,' " Alice Evans wrote Tuesday in a since-deleted tweetAlice Evans Tweets Husband Ioan Gruffudd 'Has Announced He Is to Leave His Family': We Are 'Confused and Sad'Alice Evans says her husband, Fantastic Four (2005) star Ioan Gruffudd, has allegedly decided to leave her after 13 years of marriage. "My beloved husband/soulmate of 20 years, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week," Evans, 49, tweeted. "Me and our young daughters girls are very confused and sad." But at the MTV Movie Awards in June 2007, a proud Gruffudd beamed while discussing his then-upcoming nuptials. Listen, it's a blessing that I am here, at home not working, being able to be there for her," Gruffudd said.
Eddie Van Halen's Son Wolf Says He's 'Been Doing My Best to Hold It Together' on Rocker's Birthday
I don't even know how to put it into words," Wolf tweeted along with two 1994 home videos of the father-son pairEddie Van Halen's Son Wolf Says He's 'Been Doing My Best to Hold It Together' on Rocker's BirthdayWolf Van Halen is remembering his dad Eddie on what would've been his 66th birthday. Sharing two home videos of the father-son duo spending time together in 1994, Wolf, 29, wrote a heartstring-pulling tribute to his rock legend father. "I've been doing my best to hold it together, but goddammit it's really tough being here without you," he added. In the second video, Eddie — then in his late 30s — records himself alongside Wolf on Christmas Eve, 1994. Anyway, hope to see you again soon Love-Ed," Eddie wrote back then.
Celebs Honor Kobe Bryant 1 Year After Death: Michael B. Jordan, More
Michael B. Jordan, Magic Johnson and more stars shared touching tributes to the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on the first anniversary of their deaths. Vanessa Bryant, who married Kobe in 2001, also shared daughters Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 19 months, with the late athlete. We’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built,” Keys shared hours after the heartbreaking news broke. “Sending love & healing energy to the Bryant family. Scroll down to see how other stars paid tribute to the Bryant family.
Zac Hanson Isn't Putting 'Pressure' on Kids to Follow His Footsteps
Zac Hanson isn’t pushing his four children to team up for a second-generation Hanson band. “The biggest difference this time around has been how much more aware and excited our kids are about the new baby now that they’re older,” Tucker told Us of her pregnancy. “The cousins see each other often and have a lot of fun together,” Zac told Us on Saturday. “It also encourages you to be an individual because you can clearly see your differences from a brother or sister. “These big kids are so cool and fun and help out big time,” Natalie wrote via Instagram.
Jay Cutler Spotted With Mystery Blonde Before Kristin Cavallari Pic
Jay Cutler had some fun in the sun days before sparking rumors that he and his estranged wife, Kristin Cavallari, were back together. He went shirtless in blue board shorts while chatting and laughing with the woman, who wore an animal print bikini. An eyewitness told the website that Cutler and his friends were hanging out at the rooftop pool before he went inside to get the woman. Two days later, Cavallari, 34, nearly broke the internet when she shared a cozy photo of herself with the retired quarterback via Instagram. Can’t break that.”While countless Instagram users flooded the comments section with questions about the duo’s current relationship status, a source told Us Weekly, “There are no talks of Jay and Kristin getting back together.
90 Day Fiance's Big Ed: Relationship With Rose Was a 'Waste of Money'
Ed “Big Ed” Brown is excited to be single and searching for love on a new series following his messy split from Rosemarie “Rose” Vega. The pair’s relationship was chronicled on season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days and filled with ups and downs. Luckily, I didn’t lose my daughter, which was my biggest concern,” Brown, 54, told Us Weekly exclusively while promoting the new spinoff, The Single Life. “What attracted me to Rose the most was that she admired me, and that felt really good. 90 Day: The Single Life and The Single Life Pillow Talk premiere on Discovery+ Sunday, February 21.
Ana De Armas Poked Fun at Ben Affleck in Pre-Split Interview
Ahead of her split from Ben Affleck, Ana De Armas shared details about the former couple’s trip to her hometown of Havana, Cuba. The Knives Out star, 32, noted in the interview that Affleck, 48, was “obsessed” with the t-shirts that they bought while visiting. “Every time we go, he buys the whole store,” she told The Sunday Times in an interview published on Sunday, January 24. However, they are hopeful to “maintain some type of friendship” after their breakup, a source exclusively told Us. Affleck shares three children, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 8, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
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Ben Higgins: Things Weren't 'Fair' in Clare, Dale Relationship
Ben Higgins spoke candidly about why he believes Clare Crawley and Dale Moss’ split differs from other recent breakups within the franchise. “The Clare and Dale thing seems super messy. And I feel like there were things going on that were not fair and were not right. That’s one thing that I’ve never seen yet — a couple that comes off the show, just wanting the fame of it,” Higgins told Us. “The important piece is making sure that as the show ends, you’re the team [and] that you’re making this work.
‘Ghosted’ Returns With Socially Distanced Episodes: Details
Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills will return to host new episodes of MTV’s investigative docuseries Ghosted: Love Gone Missing, Us Weekly can exclusively announce. The reality series will air five all-new episodes as part of the network’s “Love Gone Wrong” week leading up to Valentine’s Day, kicking off on Monday, February 8. In addition to Ghosted: Love Gone Missing, the special event will include tons of romantic comedies, including Couples Retreat, Just Friends, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Break-Up and The Wedding Singer. In addition to Ghosted, she cohosts the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast and works as a correspondent for Extra. This is not a forever situation.”New episodes of Ghosted: Love Gone Missing kick off on MTV Monday, February 8, at 7 p.m.
Julie Chrisley Hasn’t Spoken to Lindsie, Wishes Her Well Amid Drama
Nearly two years after Lindsie Chrisley accused her father, Todd Chrisley, of attempted extortion, the estranged duo are still on the outs. “We don’t have any correspondence with her,” Julie Chrisley exclusively told Us Weekly on Monday, January 25, while promoting her partnership with Nutrisystem. She does not feel happy he has the virus.”Despite the Chrisley family’s ups and downs, Todd and Julie, 48, have managed to stay positive as they look toward the future. (The spouses of nearly 25 years are the parents of Chase, Savannah Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley, while Todd shares Lindsie and Kyle Chrisley with his ex-wife, Teresa Terry.) “The fact that we’re still friends, that we still like to be together, that we still like to do things together, I do believe that’s the key,” Julie told Us on Monday of the secret behind her successful marriage.
Christa B. Allen Says She 'Wasn't Invited' to 'Revenge' Reunion
Revenge alum Christa B. Allen said she’s been a victim of “bullying” after being left off of the list for the show’s upcoming reunion. “I’m getting a lot of DMs about the Revenge virtual reunion happening on February 6th,” Allen wrote. “Of course I would’ve loved to be there with you all, but as per usual I was not invited. “I’d like Revenge fans (and everyone else) to know some of the ways I know @christaallen. But when I asked Christa about this you know what her response was?
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Hannah Brown’s Rumored BF Adam Woolard: 5 Things to Know
Hannah Brown has Bachelor Nation fans convinced that she is dating model Adam Woolard. In December 2020, Brown teased a look at her new man after a fan asked her to share a pic from her “last date” during an Instagram challenge. I think, like, a surfing date would be fun. I think, like, a surfing date would be fun. I just want it to be very relaxed.”Scroll down to learn more about Brown’s rumored new beau.
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Bekah Martinez, Grayston Leonard Have Discussed Open Relationship
Bekah Martinez opened up about what her future with boyfriend Grayston Leonard could look like — and they might not be going down the traditional route. The couple now share two children, daughter Ruth, born in February 2019, and son Franklin, born in July 2020. As they look forward to spending their lives together, Martinez’s boyfriend has been “possibly open” to the idea of exploring a non-monogamous romance. “I love children. I love having a full house,” Martinez told Us.
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Amber Portwood Says She Spoke to Catelynn Lowell After Miscarriage
Amber Portwood insists she did speak to Catelynn Lowell following her November 2020 miscarriage. “I don’t look up on social media or media about anybody on this show for good reason,” the Indiana native, 30, explained exclusively to Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 26, while promoting season 9 of Teen Mom OG. “I didn’t even know about what had happened until we were actually on the phone a couple of months ago. I don’t know, it’s emotionally hard.”Lowell, 28, revealed last month that she had suffered a miscarriage. This was painful to share, but again, you’re not alone.”Earlier this month, Lowell exclusively told Us that of all her Teen Mom OG costars, only Cheyenne Floyd had reached out to show support.
Elliot Page, Emma Portner Quietly Split Months Ahead of Divorce News
Although Us Weekly confirmed that Elliot Page filed for divorce from wife Emma Portner on Tuesday, January 26, the pair have been apart for months. The split news came two months after the Oscar nominee came out as a transgender man in a heartfelt statement. “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. To have arrived at this place in my life,” the Umbrella Academy actor wrote via Instagram on December 1???, 2020. See you in 2021 Xoxo Elliot.”Shortly after Page came out, Portner publicly shared her support via a sweet Instagram post.
JoJo Siwa Slams Parent’s Homophobic Remark After Coming Out
JoJo Siwa had a simple one-word response for a hater who made a homophobic remark about her coming out. Three days after the YouTube sensation was “the happiest” after opening up about her sexuality for the first time, Siwa received a hateful response from a parent. During the live session, Siwa answered a question about how she would “label” herself. (If you know you know) Love you kiddo!!! Cousin Ever.” Before that, Siwa shared a video of herself mouthing the words to Lady Gaga’s hit “Born This Way,” which has become known as an LGBTQ anthem.
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Maci Bookout Is ‘Interested’ in More Kids, Considering Adoption
Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney have closed the door on naturally conceiving another child — but the couple are open to adoption. “We’ve always both had that in our minds,” the 16 and Pregnant alum, 29, exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 26, while promoting season 9 of Teen Mom OG. “We are on different sides of the fence when it comes to that,” the Naked and Afraid alum said in April 2020. On Tuesday, she clarified that she and the motorcycle racer are now “on the same page” about their future family plans. So no more babies — biological, anyways.”Season 9 of Teen Mom OG premieres on MTV Tuesday, January 26, at 8 p.m.
Elliot Page Files for Divorce From Emma Portner
Elliot Page and wife Emma Portner have called it quits after three years of marriage. Us Weekly can confirm that the 33-year-old Juno star filed for divorce from the choreographer on Tuesday, January 26. I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world,” the dancer wrote last month via Instagram. “I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day.
Colton Underwood on Cassie Randolph Split, COVD: New Chapter Details
On Tuesday, January 26, Colton Underwood released the paperback version of The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV. The memoir, released in March 2020, chronicled his time on The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelor, where he met and fell in love with Cassie Randolph. The paperback version includes a new chapter, titled “The Next Chapter,” which the former NFL player, 29, wrote in July 2020. Always.”However, the process of posting that statement was much more emotional that it seemed, he explained in the new chapter. Scroll through the gallery for everything Underwood revealed in “The Next Chapter.”
Kelly Clarkson’s Estranged Husband Brandon Denies Defraud Claims
Kelly Clarkson’s estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, returned fire after she claimed in October 2020 that he and his father Narvel Blackstock’s management company defrauded her out of millions of dollars. The talent agent, 44, filed legal documents with the California Labor Commission in November 2020, in response to Clarkson’s filing a month prior. Clarkson’s October petition claimed that she entered into an oral agreement with Brandon, Narvel, 64, and Starstruck Entertainment in 2007. Us previously reported that The Voice coach was countersuing the management company, claiming it had violated the California Labor Code. Brandon is also father of daughter Savannah, 18, and son Seth, 13, from his previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth.
Bachelorette's Zac Clark's Battle With Addiction in His Own Words
Zac Clark has been candid about his battle with addiction since appearing on The Bachelorette. “It’s who I am, you know, so I’m very comfortable with that part of my life,” he said. “And I think there’s been a lot of questions about that. And for me, as a whole, like, there’s this whole thing around addiction and mental illness — a stigma. Scroll through for more about his battle with addiction:
Chelsea Houska Welcomes 4th Child, Her 3rd With Husband Cole DeBoer
Chelsea Houska gave birth to her fourth child on Monday, January 25. Following their split, the reality star moved on with Cole DeBoer, and she also shares Watson, 3, and Layne, 2, with the traffic control specialist, 32. “One more DeBoer!” Houska captioned her Instagram reveal at the time. We are so excited for this journey,” the former esthetician captioned an Instagram family photo in March. “To say I am grateful would be an understatement, I am beyond grateful to have you as my wife,” DeBoer wrote alongside throwback wedding photos in October.
Wendy Williams on Kevin Hunter Divorce, Hopes for New Boyfriend
Wendy Williams reflected on the rocky aspects of her two-decade marriage to Kevin Hunter, admitting he cheated on her several times before their split. I’ve known that Kevin is a serial cheat.”Williams continued, “The first time I found out was while I was pregnant with our son [Kevin Hunter Jr.] on bedrest. Us Weekly confirmed in April 2019 that Williams filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 22 years of marriage. The Think Like a Man actress, who produced an upcoming Lifetime film on her life titled Wendy Williams: The Movie, recently shared what she is looking for in a potential romantic partner. I’m a mom, I’m not a single woman running around town with [rappers and DJs] like Eric B. anymore.
Bachelor’s Ben Higgins: I Was Set Up for Failure With ‘Perfect’ Label
Even Ben Higgins doesn’t think he’s “the perfect Ben.” The season 20 Bachelor reflected on the pressure he felt as the lead after visiting Matt James during the Monday, January 25, episode of the series. But inside, I felt far from perfect,” he explained. “I felt far from adequate, like, I didn’t even feel sufficient. And with Matt, it really stood out to me just how incredible he was as a human,” Higgins said. It happens when you get tired, you just start saying the right thing at the right time, because it’s the best thing to do.
Lori Harvey Talks New Naked Wardrobe, Body-Inclusive Line
Things are looking up for Lori Harvey in 2021 so far! “I literally live in sweats,” Harvey, 24, exclusively tells Stylish of her new collab, Lori Harvey x Naked Wardrobe, which dropped Tuesday, January 26. “We are thrilled to partner with Lori on LH x Naked Wardrobe,” they told Stylish. “Lori has been a longtime friend and champion of Naked Wardrobe, and she came to us with a very clear vision of what she wanted to achieve with this collaboration. Lori x Naked Wardrobe is available on Nordstrom.com and in Nordstrom stores nationwide.
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ABC Executive on Why They Added More Contestants on Matt's Season
ABC executive Robert Mills denied that The Bachelor added five additional contestants to Matt James’ season during the Monday, January 25, episode strictly for the drama. We couldn’t fit everyone in night one, and we had some really interesting girls,” Mills told Variety. After their limo entrances and a cocktail party, Matt, 29, gave all of the newbies (besides Kim) a rose, sending two “OG” contestants home. It didn’t take long for the new women to feel ostracized by the other contestants. Everyone there was very interesting and unique in their own way.”The Bachelor airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m.
Kanye West Spotted for the First Time in Months Amid Kim Kardashian Marital Turmoil
Spotted: Kanye West. Nearly a month after divorce speculation first arose around the rapper and his longtime wife, Kim Kardashian, Kanye was seen deboarding a plane without a face mask...
Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand set to headline virtual Eden Project festival
Added: 12.11.2020 14:35 | 19 views | 0 commentsComedians and are set to headline a free online festival at the Eden Project billed as the “perfect antidote to ”.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge praises ‘astonishing work’ of volunteers supporting theatre workers through pandemic
Added: 12.11.2020 14:31 | 17 views | 0 commentsstar has praised the “astonishing work” of who have raised half a million pounds to help workers.
Schoolboy, 7, from Islington has illustration chosen for new J.K Rowling book The Ickabog
Schoolboy, 7, from Islington has illustration chosen for new J.K Rowling book The IckabogAdded: 12.11.2020 14:27 | 18 views | 0 commentsA schoolboy from North London has helped illustrate the Ickabog, J.K Rowling’s first children’s book since the Harry Potter series.
Amy Schumer Weighs In on 'Insane' Hilaria Baldwin Accent Controversy
Amy Schumer wanted to get “out of the narrative” after her playful holiday post had a hand in sparking questions about Hilaria Baldwin‘s heritage. Enjoy it with whatever family members are talking to you this year,” Schumer joked in the since-deleted post, referencing the 20-month-old son she shares with husband Chris Fischer. Baldwin — born Hillary Hayward-Thomas — addressed the controversy in an Instagram video as Schumer subtly disengaged from the unexpected drama. … Then I saw that she made a video and she seemed a little bit upset,” the Amy Schumer Learns to Cook star joked. “The part that’s extremely frustrating to her is the contention that she lied when that is just not the case.”
9 Beauty, Fitness and Wellness Supplements Shoppers Can’t Stop Buying
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Sarah Trott Denies Having a Boyfriend Before, During, After ‘The Bachelor’
Sarah Trott shut down rumors that she was in a relationship prior to filming season 25 of The Bachelor. Following her sudden exit from the ABC series on the January 18 episode, Sarah, 24, came under fire for her alleged relationship with DJ Bijou (real name Ben Dorman). “She was not in a serious relationship before the show, but she was completely committed to finding love,” the insider said. Although Trott apologized for stealing time with the former football player, 29, Victoria Larson told her she was not forgiven. “That’s something she can’t ever regret.”Following the show’s January 4 premiere, Sarah made headlines for partying with G-Eazy in early 2020.
The Haunting Loss of Gianna Bryant: All the Potential That Died With Kobe and His Daughter
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant didn't get the chance to make her own history. Her father Kobe Bryant's place in the record books, as one of the best to ever play the game of...
Curb Your Enthusiasm's Richard Lewis Reveals He Isn't Returning for Season 11
We aren't feeling "pretty, pretty, pretty good" after learning this Curb Your Enthusiasm news. On Monday, Jan. 25, comedian Richard Lewis announced that he would not be...
Elliot Page Files for Divorce From Emma Portner After 3 Years of Marriage
It's over for Elliot Page and Emma Portner. According to court records, the Oscar-nominated star filed for divorce from the professional dancer in New York on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Mossimo Giannulli's Request to Serve Remaining Prison Sentence at Home Is Denied
UPDATE: On Tuesday, Jan. 26, a judge denied Mossimo Giannulli's request to modify his sentence after he spent 56 days in solitary confinement. In court documents obtained by E!
See Jennifer Garner and Judy Greer's Sweet 13 Going on 30 Reunion
There's nostalgia and then there's the thirty, flirty and thriving memories from 13 Going on 30. The classic frenemies from the 2004 rom-com, Jennifer Garner and Judy Greer, took...
Score Incredible Deals During Draper James' Warehouse Sale
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How Teen Mom 2's Chelsea Houska Made All of Her Dreams Come True
Threats to quit aren't exactly uncommon in the Teen Mom universe. There isn't one mother in the bunch who hasn't felt at one time or another that the intrusive cameras,...
Amanda Gorman Reveals Why Michelle Obama Yelled at Barack During the 2021 Inauguration
Eavesdropping can lead to really great stories, just ask Amanda Gorman. On the Tuesday, Jan. 26 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the inaugural poet who inspired the world with her...
Here's What Leah Remini Texted BFF Jennifer Lopez After Her Inauguration Performance
Leah Remini is the proud best friend we all need. The actress and activist stopped by E! News' Daily Pop on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to talk all about her new game show hosting gig, but...
GOP senators to question basis for Trump impeachment, signaling likely acquittal
GOP senators to question basis for Trump impeachment, signaling likely acquittalAdded: 26.01.2021 20:04 | 11 views | 0 commentsSen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered procedural objection to the forthcoming impeachment trial, prompting a test vote that showed deep support in the GOP ranks for a theory questioning the constitutionality of impeaching a former president.
One problem with the dream of a traditional Congress: Most members have never seen one
One problem with the dream of a traditional Congress: Most members have never seen oneAdded: 26.01.2021 19:55 | 12 views | 0 commentsWant a Congress that looks like those of the late 1990s? Only 1-in-5 members of the House and Senate were around then.
Live updates: In first call with Putin, Biden pressed Russian president on several issues, White House says
Live updates: In first call with Putin, Biden pressed Russian president on several issues, White House saysAdded: 26.01.2021 19:09 | 10 views | 0 commentsBiden plans to sign the latest batch of executive actions in the opening days of his presidency. He will speak later Tuesday about the containing the coronavirus pandemic.
What McConnell got — and didn’t — on the filibuster
What McConnell got — and didn’t — on the filibusterAdded: 26.01.2021 19:06 | 9 views | 0 commentsIt’s unlikely that all of this changed too much.
Deaf Americans welcome sight of ASL interpreters at White House news briefings
Deaf Americans welcome sight of ASL interpreters at White House news briefingsAdded: 26.01.2021 18:18 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe Biden White House will be the first administration to make ASL interpreters a regular fixture at news briefings.
Live updates: Senate confirms Blinken as secretary of state; Biden to focus on racial equity
Added: 26.01.2021 18:18 | 6 views | 0 commentsBiden plans to sign the latest batch of executive actions in the opening days of his presidency. He will speak later Tuesday about the containing the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden to sign executive actions on equity
Biden to sign executive actions on equityAdded: 26.01.2021 18:18 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: dailytrumplican.comThe president plans to take executive actions Tuesday to combat racism and discrimination, an early move to fulfill his pledges on equity. They fall short of the sweeping actions civil rights groups are demanding; the administration says there is more to come. More in www.washingtonpost.com » Tags: President
Most view kneeling during anthem as acceptable form of protest
Most view kneeling during anthem as acceptable form of protestAdded: 29.07.2020 12:00 | 9 views | 0 commentsViews on this are divided by political party and race.
Barr and Judiciary Committee clash in contentious hearing
Barr and Judiciary Committee clash in contentious hearingAdded: 29.07.2020 11:37 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: alumni.msu.eduIn his opening statement, Barr told the committee that "what I'm trying to do is restore the rule of law." More in feeds.cbsnews.com »
How big a stimulus check would you get under HEALS Act?
How big a stimulus check would you get under HEALS Act? Added: 29.07.2020 11:34 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe Republican stimulus proposal would provide similar amounts as the first round of checks, but cover more people.
Detroit's water shutoff stopped amid pandemic, but problems loom
Added: 29.07.2020 11:05 | 9 views | 0 commentsAdvocates who work directly with affected families spoke with CBS News about how COVID-19 has exacerbated their need for running water.
Why a secret impeachment vote isn’t going to happen
Why a secret impeachment vote isn’t going to happenAdded: 26.01.2021 20:51 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comThere's neither a mechanism for nor certainty of casting impeachment votes in secret. More in www.washingtonpost.com »
Nearly all GOP senators vote against impeachment trial for Trump, signaling likely acquittal
Nearly all GOP senators vote against impeachment trial for Trump, signaling likely acquittalAdded: 26.01.2021 20:36 | 11 views | 0 commentsSen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered a procedural objection questioning the constitutionality of impeaching a former president, and it won the backing of all but 5 Republicans.
Democrats turn to quick action on Biden covid relief bill after power-sharing deal in Senate
Democrats turn to quick action on Biden covid relief bill after power-sharing deal in SenateAdded: 26.01.2021 20:25 | 11 views | 0 commentsIn a bracing floor speech, the longtime Republican leader said the minority would grind the chamber to a halt if the 60-vote supermajority requirement is eliminated.
Senate Republicans release COVID-19 relief plan, as White House adviser tests positive for virus
Added: 29.07.2020 15:29 | 11 views | 0 commentsSenate Republicans on Monday proposed a coronavirus relief plan that would significantly reduce the $600 weekly jobless benefit for Americans, a move that Democrats oppose. Meanwhile, President Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, became the highest-ranking administration official to test positive for COVID-19. Paula Reid reports.
Congress debates stimulus package while unemployment benefits in limbo
Added: 29.07.2020 15:29 | 11 views | 0 commentsRepublicans are unveiling a proposal to extend benefits for Americans, but in a scaled back fashion. A final agreement with Democrats could be weeks away, and time is running out for millions of unemployed workers. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
Formal remembrance of Congressman John Lewis begins Saturday
Formal remembrance of Congressman John Lewis begins SaturdayAdded: 29.07.2020 15:14 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: usoas.usmission.govCivil rights icon Congressman John Lewis died last week at age of 80. Lewis was a leader of the freedom riders, and a protege of Martin Luther King Junior. He often faced arrest and violence during his fight against racial segregation. Lewis's body left Atlanta Saturday morning, and is now on its way to Alabama. More in feeds.cbsnews.com » Alabama Tags: Congress
Biden talks VP pick and hits Trump on coronavirus response
Added: 29.07.2020 15:10 | 10 views | 0 commentsPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he's close to choosing a running mate. The former vice president said the decision will come next week. Ed O'Keefe reports from the campaign trail.
Watchdog accuses Trump campaign of masking millions in spending
Added: 29.07.2020 14:09 | 11 views | 0 commentsTrump's reelection campaign and campaign committee are accused of hiding nearly $170 million in spending to vendors and Trump relations by funneling money through firms led by Brad Parscale and campaign officials.
Intelligence Matters: A CBS News original national security podcast
Added: 29.07.2020 12:05 | 9 views | 0 comments"Intelligence Matters" is a weekly podcast about national security and policy hosted by CBS News senior national security contributor Michael Morell
Author Robert Draper on what led the U.S. to war in Iraq
Author Robert Draper on what led the U.S. to war in IraqAdded: 29.07.2020 12:02 | 11 views | 0 commentsOn "Intelligence Matters," Mike Morell and Draper discuss the key players, events and decisions that led to the George W. Bush administration's invasion of Iraq more than 15 years ago.
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challenges
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challengesAdded: 21.05.2020 17:04 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus is complicating the job for emergency officials as they look to keep their teams and residents safe while responding to a catastrophe.
Big Tech CEOs testify before House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee
Big Tech CEOs testify before House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee - watch liveAdded: 29.07.2020 16:55 | 9 views | 0 commentsJeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg face lawmakers to defend Big 4 tech companies' market might.
Protesters continue to clash with federal agents in Portland
Added: 29.07.2020 16:29 | 4 views | 0 commentsMore chaos on the streets of Portland as peaceful protests turn violent overnight as federal agents unleash a massive response. President Trump is preparing to send at least 100 agents to Portland and other cities. Carter Evans has the latest.
Activists uphold John Lewis' legacy to fight for voting rights
Added: 29.07.2020 16:29 | 11 views | 0 commentsActivists following in the footsteps of the late Congressman John Lewis are keeping up the fight for Black voters' rights. With less than 100 days to go until the presidential election, LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, joined CBSN's "Countdown to the Vote" special with more.
Trump's national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19
Added: 29.07.2020 16:29 | 11 views | 0 commentsPresident Trump's national security adviser Robert O’Brien is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus. This comes as Mr. Trump touts progress in the race for a vaccine during a trip to battleground state North Carolina. Ben Tracy reports.
U.S. to withdraw 12,000 American troops from Germany
Added: 29.07.2020 16:27 | 9 views | 0 commentsDefense Secretary Mark Esper said 5,600 troops would be redeployed to other NATO countries and 6,400 would return to the U.S.
Late Congressman John Lewis departs Washington for final time
Added: 29.07.2020 16:24 | 9 views | 0 commentsA funeral will be held for Lewis in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday.
White House press secretary discusses the president's controversial comments on COVID-19
Added: 29.07.2020 15:40 | 8 views | 0 commentsAs U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 150,000, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss President Trump's controversial comments on hydroxychloroquine, which has been deemed not effective by medical professionals, and his retweeting of a video that contains mixed messaging on masks.
Sen. Chuck Schumer on what it will take to get a new stimulus package
Sen. Chuck Schumer on what it will take to get a new stimulus packageAdded: 29.07.2020 15:29 | 11 views | 0 commentsDemocratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the GOP proposal for a new stimulus package and what it will take to make a deal.
Heat wave scorches parts of U.S. and India; Siberia experiences record high temperatures
Added: 29.05.2020 18:09 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe heatwave in Siberia raises major concerns over devastating wildfires breaking out this summer as climate change accelerates permafrost melt in much of the Arctic region.
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communities
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communitiesAdded: 29.05.2020 11:23 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.
Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees
Added: 28.05.2020 19:00 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe Amazon rainforest is the biggest deforestation front in the world with more than 20% of the forest already destroyed.
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for it
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for itAdded: 27.05.2020 16:54 | 6 views | 0 commentsAmericans' finances have been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, and now a new threat is emerging: hurricane season. Only 15% of people polled by the American Institute of CPAs have drafted a disaster plan to deal with it.
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on the company's flooded Michigan facility
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on the company's flooded Michigan facilityAdded: 22.05.2020 16:15 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.ourmidland.comJim Fitterling, chairman and CEO of Dow, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the evacuation and flooding of its facility in Michigan. More in www.cnbc.com »
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get ready
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get readyAdded: 22.05.2020 14:02 | 6 views | 0 commentsWith more than 38 million Americans out of work since the coronavirus pandemic began, the importance of a financial first-aid kit has never been more important.
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate change
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate changeAdded: 21.05.2020 19:49 | 6 views | 0 commentsAging dams in the U.S. will increasingly fail and cause death and environmental destruction as climate change makes extreme precipitation more frequent, scientists warn.
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floods
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floodsAdded: 21.05.2020 19:45 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.thrillist.comThe failure of two Michigan dams on Tuesday evening led to devastating floods and the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. More in www.cnbc.com »
Island nations facing a 'perfect storm' as the coronavirus intersects with hurricane season
Added: 12.06.2020 7:57 | 6 views | 0 commentsAs well as being threatened by a global recession, extreme weather and the ongoing health crisis, many island economies have been hit hard by plummeting international tourism amid the pandemic.
Earth has hottest May on record, with 2020 on track to be one of the top 10 warmest years
Earth has hottest May on record, with 2020 on track to be one of the top 10 warmest yearsAdded: 05.06.2020 8:00 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe Earth had its hottest May ever last month, continuing an unrelenting climate change trend as 2020 is set to be among the hottest 10 years ever.
Nashville tornado relief effort puts growing business city to the test
Added: 26.01.2021 18:19 | 3 views | 0 commentsAfter devastating tornadoes struck Nashville, Tennessee, the growing business hub has seen tech giants Amazon and Google, as well as local and regional entrepreneurs, join relief efforts.
Tennessee tornadoes leave at least 19 dead and a trail of destruction
Tennessee tornadoes leave at least 19 dead and a trail of destructionAdded: 26.01.2021 18:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: tennessee.stateuniversity.comTornadoes tore through Nashville and the surrounding areas last night, destroying buildings and leaving downed power lines in their path. At least 19 people were killed and others are still missing. More in www.cnbc.com »
Oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona
Added: 01.07.2020 18:42 | 6 views | 0 commentsA potentially historic heat wave is expected to hit more than two-thirds of the continental U.S. in the first several weeks of July, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing HomesAdded: 20.08.2020 15:03 | 7 views | 0 commentsResearchers are testing an experimental drug to halt sudden outbreaks. The trial may bring a new type of treatment for the virus.
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 Fears
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 FearsAdded: 20.08.2020 10:27 | 11 views | 0 commentsJoe Biden criticized President Trump’s virus response and outlined a strategy to fight the pandemic. Overburdened health care specialists are finding themselves on the front lines as schools reopen.
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist Past
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist PastAdded: 20.08.2020 10:00 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.aao.orgThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination. More in www.nytimes.com »
Coronavirus hits already struggling US farmers: 'We've stopped saying it can't get worse'
Coronavirus hits already struggling US farmers: 'We've stopped saying it can't get worse'Added: 26.01.2021 18:19 | 2 views | 0 commentsSource: atlanticcouncil.orgFarm trade groups are lobbying the Trump administration to provide financial aid for farmers enduring price drops amid the coronavirus pandemic. More in www.cnbc.com »
East Africa faces dual shock from coronavirus and locust swarms
Added: 26.01.2021 18:19 | 2 views | 0 commentsAlready being ravaged by the worst infestation of desert locusts in 70 years, East African economies are now staring down the barrel of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus could weaken climate change action and hit clean energy investment, researchers warn
Coronavirus could weaken climate change action and hit clean energy investment, researchers warnAdded: 26.01.2021 18:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe International Energy Agency urges governments to offer economic stimulus packages that invest in clean energy technologies, amid coronavirus crisis.
There are some good reasons to check your homeowners insurance heading into spring
There are some good reasons to check your homeowners insurance heading into springAdded: 26.01.2021 18:19 | 3 views | 0 commentsSource: www.onlyinyourstate.comWith weather events wreaking havoc around the U.S. — often in places unaccustomed to them — experts recommend that you review your own homeowners insurance. More in www.cnbc.com »
Hotter winters, darker syrup: Maple farmers fear climate change will upend New York's industry
Added: 26.01.2021 18:19 | 2 views | 0 commentsThe end of winter is normally prime tree-tapping time for New York maple farmers. But as climate change accelerates, hotter winters make it harder for farmers to pull sap from the trees and threaten to end the production season early.
Tyrannosaur Hatchlings Were as Big as Medium-Sized Dog
Added: 26.01.2021 16:01 | 19 views | 0 commentsAn international team of paleontologists has examined the fossilized remains of baby tyrannosaurid dinosaurs found in Alberta, Canada, and Montana, the United States. Tyrannosaurids were the apex predators of the supercontinent Laurasia in the Late Cretaceous epoch, and were among the largest terrestrial predators ever. These dinosaurs have garnered considerable interest since their discovery, both [...]
Gut microbiota reveals whether drug therapies work in inflammatory bowel diseases
Gut microbiota reveals whether drug therapies work in inflammatory bowel diseasesAdded: 26.01.2021 15:59 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: medicalxpress.comA study indicates that the gut microbiota of patients suffering from inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders can be used to predict whether they will benefit from expensive therapies. The study also confirms the key role of therapies that have a beneficial effect on the gut microbiota in inflammatory bowel diseases. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Tags: NFL
In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their Doctors
In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their DoctorsAdded: 21.08.2020 14:00 | 9 views | 0 commentsConcierge care has grown fast as patients no longer want to sit in a waiting room with strangers. But it comes at a high price.
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus Rules
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus RulesAdded: 21.08.2020 10:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsN.C. State will shift instruction online, and other universities cautioned young people as they returned to class.
Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74
Added: 20.08.2020 21:49 | 9 views | 0 commentsAs a researcher at AT&T, she helped lay the groundwork for modern digital assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly Plant
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly PlantAdded: 20.08.2020 20:10 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.politicalflare.comThe chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous. More in www.nytimes.com »
Loss of Greenland Ice Sheet Reached a Record Last Year
Added: 20.08.2020 16:01 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe ice loss in 2019 was more than twice the annual average since 2003, scientists said.
U.S. Mail Delays Slow Delivery of Medicines
Added: 20.08.2020 19:33 | 11 views | 0 commentsIn addition to concerns over mail-in voting, the cost-cutting at the Postal Service affects the millions of people who get their prescriptions by mail.
Toddlers who use touchscreens may be more distractible
Toddlers who use touchscreens may be more distractibleAdded: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.thebestideasforkids.comNew research highlights some of the effects regular use of touchscreens might have on toddlers. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
Three New Species of Extinct Marsupials Identified
Three New Species of Extinct Marsupials IdentifiedAdded: 26.01.2021 18:48 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: spanish.xinhuanet.comDr. Laura Chornogubsky, a paleontologist in the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales ‘Bernardino Rivadavia’ and CONICET, has described one new genus and three new species in the marsupial family Polydolopidae. Polydolopidae is a family of extinct marsupials that lived in the Antarctic Peninsula and South America, including Chile, Argentine, Brazil, and Bolivia, during the Paleogene [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Mars Tags: Brazil
TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Remarkably Similar Densities, Study Shows
Added: 26.01.2021 17:09 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe seven rocky exoplanets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultracool dwarf star located 38.8 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, are about 8% less dense than they would be if they had the same makeup as Earth, according to new research led by a University of Washington, Seattle astrophysicist. “The densities of the eight planets in our [...]
Change of course on the journey to the island of stability
Change of course on the journey to the island of stabilityAdded: 26.01.2021 16:37 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.germanpulse.comAn international research team succeeded in gaining new insights into the artificially produced superheavy element flerovium, element 114, at accelerator facilities. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
Wirelessly rechargeable soft brain implant controls brain cells
Added: 26.01.2021 16:36 | 19 views | 0 commentsResearchers have invented a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body. It enables long-term neural circuit manipulation without the need for periodic disruptive surgeries to replace the battery of the implant. Scientists believe this technology can help uncover and treat psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as addiction, depression, and Parkinson's.
Dramatic increase in microplastics in seagrass soil since the 1970s
Added: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 8 views | 0 commentsLarge-scale production of vegetables and fruit in Spain with intensive plastic consumption in its greenhouse industry is believed to have leaked microplastic contaminants since the 1970s into the surrounding Mediterranean seagrass beds. This is shown in a new study where researchers have succeeded in tracing plastic pollution since the 1930s and 1940s by analyzing seagrass sediments.
Street trees close to the home may reduce the risk of depression
Street trees close to the home may reduce the risk of depressionAdded: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsDaily contact with trees in the street may reduce the need for antidepressants. Street tree planting in cities may be a nature-based solution in urban planning to reduce the risk of depression, also addressing climate change and biodiversity loss.
Climate change in antiquity: Mass emigration due to water scarcity
Added: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe absence of monsoon rains at the source of the Nile was the cause of migrations and the demise of entire settlements in the late Roman province of Egypt. This demographic development has been compared with environmental data for the first time by professor of ancient history, leading to a discovery of climate change and its consequences.
Inequality in medieval Cambridge was 'recorded on the bones' of its residents
Inequality in medieval Cambridge was 'recorded on the bones' of its residentsAdded: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsEvidence of 'skeletal trauma' among over 300 individuals from three very different cemeteries reveals varying levels of physical hardship across the social spectrum of Cambridge, UK, between the 10th and 14th century.
Breakthrough design vastly improves mechanical heart valve
Breakthrough design vastly improves mechanical heart valveAdded: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: interestingengineering.comNew research may take the current 'gold standard' for heart valves to a new level of reliability. A team of researchers has developed a way to improve overall blood flow through the valves, so the design of mechanical heart valves will more closely match the real thing. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Cher Tags: Gold
Air pollution linked to higher risk of sight loss from AMD
Air pollution linked to higher risk of sight loss from AMDAdded: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsAir pollution is linked to a heightened risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as age related macular degeneration (AMD), reveals a large long term study.
Afternoon napping linked to better mental agility
Afternoon napping linked to better mental agilityAdded: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsTaking a regular afternoon nap may be linked to better mental agility, suggests new research.
No overall difference in concussion recovery time for male and female college athletes
Added: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 8 views | 0 commentsResearchers found female and male collegiate athletes take approximately the same amount of time to recover from a concussion, with subtle differences in recovery time depending on the type of sports being played and the division level of the sport. The findings suggest that equity in access to sports medical care among college athletes may be contributing to these similar outcomes.
Canada parl. asks govt. to designate armed US militia group as terrorist entity
Added: 26.01.2021 7:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsCanada’s parliament has approved a motion calling on the government to formally designate an American group that supports former US president Donald Trump as a terrorist entity, alongside outfits like al-Qaeda and Daesh. Canadian lawmakers unanimously passed a motion on Monday that called on the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to declare as a banned terrorist group...
UK warns against booking holidays, hotel quarantine announcement due
Added: 26.01.2021 8:20 | 15 views | 0 commentsLONDON (Reuters) - The British public should not book any overseas summer vacation yet, the minister responsible for the country's COVID vaccination programme said on Tuesday, ahead of an expected announcement on tougher border measures. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is looking at the option of introducing quarantine hotels for...
McConnell backs off Senate filibuster fight with Schumer
McConnell backs off Senate filibuster fight with SchumerAdded: 26.01.2021 4:47 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.politico.comSenate Republican leader Mitch McConnell backed off his demand that Senate Democrats preserve the procedural tool known as the filibuster easing a standoff with new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as the two negotiated a power-sharing agreement in the closely divided chamber. McConnell said late Monday he had essentially accomplished his goal after two Democratic senators said they would not agree to changing the rules to end the filibuster, which would require a 60-vote threshold to advance most legislation.... More in article.wn.com » Democrats, NATO, Goa Tags: Republicans
President's address on the eve of 72nd Republic Day
President's address on the eve of 72nd Republic DayAdded: 26.01.2021 4:07 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.prokerala.comHere's the full text of President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day. Dear Fellow Citizens, Namaskar! Greetings to all of you on the eve of the 72nd Republic Day of the world’s largest and most vibrant democracy. In this land of ours, enriched by diversity, with many festivals, our national festivals are celebrated by everyone with great patriotic fervour. We celebrate the national festival of the Republic Day with enthusiasm and express our respect for the national flag,... More in article.wn.com » President, Citizen Tags: Democrats
Musicians, Regardless of Innate Pitch Ability, Have More Connected Brains than Non-Musicians: Study
Added: 26.01.2021 20:51 | 11 views | 0 commentsA new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that long-term musical training is associated with robust changes in large-scale brain networks. Professional musicians are a popular model for investigating experience-dependent plasticity in human large-scale brain networks. A minority of musicians - with Mozart and Michael Jackson in their ranks - possess absolute pitch, [...]
Alexei Navalny's Team Calls for New Protests in Russia for His Release
Added: 26.01.2021 3:47 | 18 views | 0 commentsMOSCOW — Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces years in prison, called for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations that turned out tens of thousands across the country in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin. Mass rallies took place Saturday in over 100 cities in what observers said was the largest outpouring of anger in years, and Navalny's supporters urged protesters to keep up the pressure. Navalny strategist Leonid Volkov tweeted Monday for more demonstrations on Jan. 31 in "all Russian cities. ... For Navalny's freedom. For our freedom.
Blue Jet Observed from International Space Station
Added: 26.01.2021 19:47 | 16 views | 0 commentsUsing the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) observatory on the International Space Station (ISS), researchers have observed five intense blue flashes, one of which initiated a pulsating blue jet into the stratosphere, over the Pacific Ocean, close to the island of Nauru. “Blue jets are lightning-like, atmospheric electric discharges that fan into cones as they propagate [...]
Litter provides habitat for diverse animal communities in rivers
Added: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsIn a study of local rivers, experts have discovered vertebrates - animals without a backbone, such as insects and snails - living on litter than on rocks.
Scientists use a novel ink to 3D print 'bone' with living cells
Scientists use a novel ink to 3D print 'bone' with living cellsAdded: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 6 views | 0 comments3D printers may one day become a permanent fixture of the operating theatre after scientists showed they could print bone-like structures containing living cells.
Competition among human females likely contributed to concealed ovulation
Competition among human females likely contributed to concealed ovulationAdded: 26.01.2021 19:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.heathcaldwell.comHumans are among the few species that lack overt physical indicators of female fertility. One explanation for concealed ovulation in human females is that hiding fertility from males helps females secure resources from males for raising children. A new model developed by a team of evolutionary scientists casts doubt on this idea, showing that females might have evolved to conceal ovulation from one another, not from males. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Scientists Tags: Children
President Ghani Meets Afghan Political Figures: Arg
Added: 26.01.2021 11:47 | 17 views | 0 commentsPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Monday met with Hamid Karzai, Former President of the Republic, Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National...
Russia Registers 19 Ceasefire Violations in Syria Over Past Day
Added: 26.01.2021 12:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 19 ceasefire violations in Syria over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has registered 13 truce breaches, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik...
Italian premier Conte resigns, sparking scramble for new allies
Italian premier Conte resigns, sparking scramble for new alliesAdded: 26.01.2021 13:18 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.breitbart.comItalian premier Giuseppe Conte has resigned after a key coalition ally withdrew his party’s support over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third government. Mr Conte tendered his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, who held off on any immediate decision other than to ask him to keep the government running in the near-term, Mr Mattarella’s office said. The president will begin consulting leaders of political parties... More in article.wn.com » President, SPA Tags: Government
Stabbing spree in Frankfurt leaves ‘several’ people injured as German authorities probe attacker’s motives
Added: 26.01.2021 12:57 | 15 views | 0 commentsAn assailant armed with a knife has been detained by police after wounding several people in Frankfurt, Germany. Law enforcement officials are piecing together the circumstances surrounding the incident. The attack occurred at the city’s main railway station on...
Farmers protest: Chaos, violence grip national capital as protesters clash with police, 1 dead
Farmers protest: Chaos, violence grip national capital as protesters clash with police, 1 deadAdded: 26.01.2021 12:49 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.indiatvnews.comChaos prevailed at several places in the national capital Tuesday after stick-wielding farmers clashed with police and entered the iconic Red Fort and ITO on Republic Day. In unprecedented scenes, after entering the Red Fort complex, protesters attempted to climb the domes and the ramparts, some clambering up the flagpole to hoist a flag from the same place the prime minister unfurls the tricolour from on Independence Day. Police later removed protesting farmers from Red Fort premises. ITO, particularly, witnessed chaotic scenes as protesters could be seen chasing police personnel with sticks and ramming their tractors into the buses parked by police. Amid all this, a protesting farmer also... More in article.wn.com » Police Tags: Prime minister
Frankfurt knife attack: 'Several injured' after horror spree in German city centre
Frankfurt knife attack: 'Several injured' after horror spree in German city centreAdded: 26.01.2021 13:17 | 12 views | 0 commentsSEVERAL people have been injured in Frankfurt, Germany, this morning after a knife attack.
Riyadh missile attack: Huge warhead explodes above Saudi capital
Added: 26.01.2021 13:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsA HUGE MISSILE has exploded above Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, just days after another attempted air attack at the weekend, according to reports.
China ‘will NOT have to pay reparations’ for coronavirus a year into worldwide crisis
China ‘will NOT have to pay reparations’ for coronavirus a year into worldwide crisisAdded: 26.01.2021 13:17 | 23 views | 0 commentsCHINA will not be expected to pay coronavirus reparations despite repeated calls for the nation to take responsibility for the deadly disease, commentators claim.
Coronavirus HORROR: Brazil battles ‘medieval like plague’ as victims suffocate to death
Coronavirus HORROR: Brazil battles ‘medieval like plague’ as victims suffocate to deathAdded: 26.01.2021 10:16 | 26 views | 0 commentsCORONAVIRUS patients in Brazil are suffocating to death due to a lack of oxygen in hospitals.
Joe Biden faces long wait to receive honour Queen bestowed on Donald Trump
Added: 26.01.2021 11:16 | 22 views | 0 commentsJOE BIDEN was recently inaugurated as America's 46th President, but it seems Mr Biden will have to wait before he receives the same honour the Queen awarded to Donald Trump.
China to see expansion plans challenged as Joe Biden to launch charm offensive with Africa
China to see expansion plans challenged as Joe Biden to launch charm offensive with AfricaAdded: 26.01.2021 11:56 | 20 views | 0 commentsCHINA's plans for global expansion are set to come up against Joe Biden's new administration with the US President set for a new charm offensive in Africa, according to a US commentator.
UK-Germany row: Why is Germany and Britain in a huge row over Oxford vaccine?
UK-Germany row: Why is Germany and Britain in a huge row over Oxford vaccine? Added: 26.01.2021 11:34 | 27 views | 0 commentsTHE UK and Germany have clashed over the supply and rollout of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine - but what are they arguing about?
World War 3 warning: China and India border frictions threaten to 'spiral' out of control
World War 3 warning: China and India border frictions threaten to 'spiral' out of controlAdded: 26.01.2021 16:17 | 21 views | 0 commentsCHINA and India's tensions are at risk of "spiralling" out of control with firepower deployed in border clashes, an expert has claimed.
Switzerland's brutal rejection of EU membership: 'Whole thing is ridiculous'
Switzerland's brutal rejection of EU membership: 'Whole thing is ridiculous'Added: 26.01.2021 14:23 | 21 views | 0 commentsTHE EUROPEAN UNION received a brutal rejection from Switzerland when the country cancelled its "ridiculous" application to join the bloc.
Putin sparked furious Falklands row as he demanded UK 'give back islands ? or else'
Putin sparked furious Falklands row as he demanded UK 'give back islands ? or else'Added: 26.01.2021 14:22 | 20 views | 0 commentsVLADIMIR PUTIN sparked a furious row with the UK over the Falkland Islands, after demanding sovereignty be handed to Argentina, intensifying already strained relations.
Putin on brink: Border dispute with China unveiled as Navalny protests cripple Moscow
Added: 26.01.2021 13:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsVLADIMIR PUTIN is facing huge upheaval in Russia as thousands protest the arrest of Alexei Navalny and a long-standing border row with China simmers, ready to explode at any minute.
Piers Morgan points out Joe Biden's 'Trump-sized lie' just days into new administration
Piers Morgan points out Joe Biden's 'Trump-sized lie' just days into new administrationAdded: 26.01.2021 13:17 | 12 views | 0 commentsPIERS MORGAN has already criticised Joe Biden's US presidency, pointing out his "Trump-sized lie" regarding the roll-out of the covid vaccine.
Apollo CEO to step down following review of ties to Jeffrey Epstein
Apollo CEO to step down following review of ties to Jeffrey EpsteinAdded: 26.01.2021 14:17 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: budfoxnews.comLeon Black will step down as CEO of Apollo Global Management, the investment firm said, as it also announced that an internal investigation into Black's ties to Jeffrey Epstein found no wrongdoing. More in rss.cnn.com »
Archaeologists unearth 'missed jumble of stone' that transforms post-Roman UK history
Added: 26.01.2021 19:17 | 14 views | 0 commentsARCHAEOLOGISTS missed an ancient gem at Northumberland's Vindolanda which turned out to be an early Christian church hidden among the site's rubble.
Macron's 'intimate meetings' with Merkel's successor expose France's EU masterplan
Added: 26.01.2021 17:44 | 17 views | 0 commentsEMMANUEL MACRON's "intimate meetings" with Angela Merkel's successor, Armin Laschet, might be part of a wider strategy for the future of the EU.
Donald Trump What is the Office of the Former President? Where is it?
Donald Trump What is the Office of the Former President? Where is it? Added: 26.01.2021 17:19 | 16 views | 0 commentsDONALD TRUMP became an ex-President last week, as Joe Biden took his seat in the White House Oval Office and set up a new Office of the President. What is the Office of the Former President, and where is it?
Donald Trump impeachment: Ex-President's 'staunchly loyal' base threatens GOP vote
Added: 26.01.2021 17:02 | 15 views | 0 commentsDONALD TRUMP faced impeachment a second time before he left office last week, a historical move by Congress still in the making. While he will likely sustain some short-term reputational damage from the proceedings, experts believe Mr Trump's political career will recover thanks to his base.
North Korea 'starts testing its own Covid vaccine' made with 'data stolen by hackers'
North Korea 'starts testing its own Covid vaccine' made with 'data stolen by hackers'Added: 26.01.2021 16:45 | 19 views | 0 commentsNORTH KOREA has started testing its own Covid vaccine that was created using secret data stolen by state hackers, it has been claimed.
Chinese doctor breaks cover to expose horrifying details at heart of coronavirus outbreak
Added: 26.01.2021 16:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsCHINA's Government were warned COVID-19 was jumping from person to person within days of the disease being identified, a doctor has said.
Pizza buffet chain Cici's files for bankruptcy
Added: 26.01.2021 19:17 | 14 views | 0 commentsCici's, a restaurant chain best known for its pizza buffets, has filed for bankruptcy.
On immigration, Biden seeks a new approach to an old deadlock
On immigration, Biden seeks a new approach to an old deadlockAdded: 26.01.2021 16:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsPresident Joe Biden's early moves on immigration signal his determination to learn from past efforts to reform the system, but that doesn't mean he won't repeat their legacy of frustration.
Fact check: Hawley makes misleading denial
Fact check: Hawley makes misleading denialAdded: 26.01.2021 16:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.losangelesblade.comOne of the few US senators who led the effort to object to the electoral college results on January 6, Josh Hawley is now claiming that he was never trying to overturn the 2020 election. More in rss.cnn.com » NATO Tags: Election
Analysis: What Portman's retirement really means
Analysis: What Portman's retirement really meansAdded: 26.01.2021 16:18 | 19 views | 0 commentsNothing in American politics happens in a vacuum.
Etsy stock soars because Elon Musk tweets about it
Added: 26.01.2021 15:18 | 17 views | 0 commentsTesla CEO Elon Musk is the richest person on the planet, but he's apparently still happy to shop on handmade craft site Etsy. And in a sign of just how much influence Musk has on social media, shares of Etsy soared nearly 10% in premarket trading Tuesday just because he said he's a fan.
The GameStop saga is captivating Wall Street — for good reason
Added: 26.01.2021 14:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe meteoric rise in GameStop's stock, as traders congregating on Reddit and Discord take on short sellers and hedge funds, is hard to look away from. It's the closest thing Wall Street has to David vs. Goliath.
Pfizer and AstraZeneca take heat as vaccine delays threaten Europe's recovery
Added: 26.01.2021 14:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe European Union is calling out vaccine makers AstraZeneca and Pfizer over delivery delays that could slow its recovery from the pandemic. Officials are even threatening to introduce export controls on doses produced in the bloc as anger mounts.
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifyingAdded: 14.01.2018 16:25 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life childAdded: 14.01.2018 10:25 | 5 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
This is the American economy Joe Biden inherits
Added: 26.01.2021 21:18 | 9 views | 0 commentsMichelle Bennett is trying to keep life inside her Waldorf, Maryland, home as normal as possible during Covid-19. Three of her four daughters are learning remotely, while she makes them three meals a day. But outside, the relentless threat of eviction keeps knocking.
Target drops Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of monkey labor
Added: 26.01.2021 19:17 | 3 views | 0 commentsTarget is the latest major retailer to stop selling Chaokoh coconut milk following accusations that its manufacturer uses monkey labor.
Mystery of 'extremely loud explosion' which stunned Merseyside residents
Added: 16.01.2018 2:04 | 4 views | 0 commentsLoud bangs were heard on Monday evening after a thunder storm - with some social media users raising fears there had been an explosion.
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fans
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fansAdded: 15.01.2018 16:14 | 4 views | 0 commentsDisneyland is supposed to be a fun experience for visitors - and a lot of work goes into making it so
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands for
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands forAdded: 15.01.2018 14:56 | 5 views | 0 commentsPeople are astonished by the simple acronym used by the hair straightener company
Man advertises room for rent with brutal amount of honesty
Added: 15.01.2018 13:26 | 5 views | 0 commentsRaphael Briand is leaving London and is trying to get a new renter to move into his old room (some may find the language offensive)
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first time
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first timeAdded: 15.01.2018 9:46 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe tiny, venomous funnel web spiders were filmed by staff at the Australian Reptile Park as they crawled out of their egg sack
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosure
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosureAdded: 14.01.2018 19:41 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: deadpoetssociety.fandom.comThe big cat, believed to belong to Todd Dalton, was only caught when a farmer set a trap after some of his sheep were killed More in www.mirror.co.uk »
Thailand's pet groomer reopens as new coronavirus cases slow
Added: 05.05.2020 12:36 | 4 views | 0 commentsChewy and Miley, both two-year-old Schnauzer dogs, are getting their hair cut at a groomer in Bangkok for the first time since the new coronavirus outbreak began in Thailand in January.
'Darth Vader' enforces lockdown in Philippine village
Added: 04.05.2020 14:02 | 5 views | 0 commentsDressed as "Star Wars" characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages.
President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test
Added: 04.05.2020 12:21 | 5 views | 0 commentsCoronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battle
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battleAdded: 04.05.2020 6:58 | 5 views | 0 commentsVolunteers clad as Superman and Spider-Man sprayed disinfectant against the coronavirus on Indonesia's island of Java, flanking a colleague wearing the winged helmet of local superhero Gatotkaca who shouted, "Wear masks, wash hands and stay alert."
Circus Performers With Nowhere To Go Have Been Stuck In A Texas Parking Lot For Weeks, With No End In Sight
Added: 30.04.2020 17:42 | 5 views | 0 commentsA troupe of circus performers have been stuck in a parking lot for nearly two months, and their supplies of food and money are dwindling as the coronavirus pandemic continues with no end in sight, reports. Many of the performers are from countries that have instituted travel bans, meaning that the performers effectively have no homes to go to. Cirque MonteCarlo had been touring through in early March, just as the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic was starting to be fully understood in the U.S. By March 9, the group had made it as far as the town of Grand Prairie, before dwindling ticket sales and shelter-in-place orders forced them to shut down. They've been in a nearby location, which they've declined to divulge due to privacy concerns, ever since.
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urged
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urgedAdded: 30.04.2020 10:14 | 5 views | 0 commentsWith potato farmers and processors struggling, Belgians are being urged to eat more fries to offset a slump in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour Bridge
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour BridgeAdded: 16.01.2018 3:52 | 5 views | 0 commentsA police officer is heard stifling a laugh as he drives along behind the marsupial in footage filmed from a pursuing patrol car
Animal baby boom at Palestinian zoo after people disappear
Added: 12.06.2020 18:32 | 5 views | 0 commentsPeacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirus closure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.
Police remove emaciated lion from French circus
Added: 11.06.2020 16:11 | 4 views | 0 commentsFrench police have taken away an emaciated lion from a circus in Vironvay, western France, following complaints from an animal rights organization.
Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income
Added: 09.06.2020 14:14 | 5 views | 0 commentsRussian restaurant owners stripped of their income by the coronavirus lockdown are campaigning for their businesses to be allowed to reopen by posting pictures of themselves naked on social media.
Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan
Added: 29.05.2020 20:43 | 5 views | 0 commentsIndian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-in
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-inAdded: 18.05.2020 13:35 | 5 views | 0 commentsAustralian police on Monday charged a German student with breaking into a Sydney museum as security footage showed him allegedly taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
Clawing back normality: Bangkok cat cafe reopens after virus shutdown
Added: 08.05.2020 10:20 | 5 views | 0 commentsAs Thailand's capital cautiously reopens many restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline "employees" of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police say
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police sayAdded: 06.05.2020 10:51 | 5 views | 0 commentsA trooper stopping a car with a suspected "impaired driver" on a U.S. highway on Monday was bemused to find a 5-year-old in the driver's seat, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted.
CES 2021: Smart sport kit put to the test
CES 2021: Smart sport kit put to the testAdded: 26.01.2021 9:18 | 8 views | 0 commentsCan a virtual reality cricket bat and bluetooth-connected baseball improve your form?
A British Man Got Drunk On Christmas Eve And Legally Changed His Name To Celine Dion
A British Man Got Drunk On Christmas Eve And Legally Changed His Name To Celine DionAdded: 02.01.2021 8:56 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.bbcamerica.comA British man with a love of singer said he was a bit tipsy as he watched her television concert on Christmas Eve and made a life changing decision to change his name to hers. As the reported, the former Thomas Dodd said he has always listened to Dion when he needs cheering up, and while watching the holiday concert decided to pay $122 to have his name legally changed to . A few days later, he came home from work to find an envelope with legal documentation about his new moniker. "Initially, I had to sit down as I couldn't believe it — so I then checked my bank which confirmed it all." More in feeds.inquisitr.com » Champagne, Celine Dion, Television Tags: Concerts
A ‘Galactic Federation’ Of Aliens Has Made Contact With The United States, Former Israeli General Claims
Added: 08.12.2020 5:35 | 6 views | 0 commentsA former Israeli general is claiming that both the and Israel have been in contact with aliens for years. In the discussion, Eshed claimed that communication between extraterrestrial creatures started when aliens reached out to converse with Earth-based scientists about understanding the "fabric of the universe." The 87-year-old added that the aliens have even created their own "Galactic Federation." In addition, the retired general said that aliens are not only communicating with human scientists, but working with them. He claimed that the Galactic Federation and the U.S. have even built an underground base on Mars where representatives from both entities are currently working.
Mother Of College Student Who Died After Charity Pancake Eating Contest Reaches Settlement With School
Added: 15.11.2020 3:52 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe mother of a college student who died after choking during a charity pancake eating contest has reportedly reached a settlement with the school where the tragic incident took place. Caitlin Nelson was taking part in the charity event at Sacred Heart University in 2017 when she began to choke while eating. As the reported, two nursing students saw her begin to choke and immediately administered aid, and police and paramedics later joined in treating the college student. But Nelson did not recover, suffering severe brain damage due to a lack of oxygen and eventually dying after being taken to a nearby hospital and later transferred to another in New York City.
Donald Trump-Supporting Boater Buzzes Through SpaceX Splashdown Zone, Prompting Outrage
Donald Trump-Supporting Boater Buzzes Through SpaceX Splashdown Zone, Prompting OutrageAdded: 02.08.2020 21:46 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: www.marinelink.comCrew Dragon splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after spending two months on the International Space Station. But before the two crew members aboard the capsule were confirmed to be successfully recovered, dozens of boats swarmed the splashdown zone, one with a large blue banner with "Trump" emblazoned across it. The crowd of seacraft prompted outrage among those who believe that the vehicles could have put the recovery efforts in jeopardy. It wasn't clear why private crafts were allowed to be in the zone, but as some noted on social media, they could have prevented rescue teams from doing their job. More in feeds.inquisitr.com » Social media, Mexico, SPA, NASA Tags: Donald Trump
Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus
Added: 18.06.2020 15:04 | 5 views | 0 commentsEver since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand.
Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla
Added: 17.06.2020 8:48 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging from UFOs to coronavirus and North Korean propaganda.
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in business
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in businessAdded: 16.06.2020 16:48 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: kumparan.comVolunteer pet groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is thrilled to be back helping out stray dogs in Thailand, some in urgent need of a shearing after waiting three sweltering months for a trim. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: Thailand
Direct deposit: 3 reasons to sign up for an account when you file your 2020 taxes
Direct deposit: 3 reasons to sign up for an account when you file your 2020 taxesAdded: 26.01.2021 16:34 | 17 views | 0 commentsWhen you file your taxes, the IRS has an option for you to set up a direct deposit account that links directly to your bank account. This may be the ideal year to do it.
Anker Motion Boom Bluetooth speaker review: $100 portable powerhouse
Added: 26.01.2021 16:30 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe Motion Boom packs some good punch for the money, has a convenient carrying handle and floats if it ends up in the water.
The best Apple Watch bands to buy in 2021
The best Apple Watch bands to buy in 2021Added: 26.01.2021 16:20 | 15 views | 0 commentsFrom stainless steel to silicone, there's an Apple Watch band for every purpose.
The best smart thermostats for 2021
The best smart thermostats for 2021Added: 26.01.2021 16:10 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.liveenhanced.comStart here if you're searching for a connected thermostat. More in www.cnet.com »
Apple announces limited-edition Watch Series 6 sport band as part of Black Unity Collection
Apple announces limited-edition Watch Series 6 sport band as part of Black Unity CollectionAdded: 26.01.2021 16:09 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe new hardware is part of Apple's celebrations for Black History Month.
Trump's impeachment trial: When it starts, Senate schedule, what's at stake
Added: 26.01.2021 16:00 | 16 views | 0 commentsAfter a necessary step in the process, the timeline for Former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial just got clearer. Here's what's happening and what could take place during the trial.
Best Apple AirPods deals right now: AirPods Pro for $200, AirPods with wireless charging case for $130
Best Apple AirPods deals right now: AirPods Pro for $200, AirPods with wireless charging case for $130Added: 26.01.2021 15:50 | 18 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comCan't afford the $549 AirPods Max? The AirPods Pro are just $200 right now, and the standard AirPods with a wireless charging case are down to $130. More in www.cnet.com »
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will add Mario content in March
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will add Mario content in MarchAdded: 26.01.2021 15:39 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe Nintendo Switch game's Festivale season begins on Thursday, and a trailer teases the beloved plumber's arrival in the March update.
Grindr faces £8.5m fine for selling user data
Added: 26.01.2021 13:18 | 23 views | 0 commentsThe information could lead to users being targeted for their sexuality, say officials in Norway.
Raya and the Last Dragon trailer reveals Disney movie's con-baby
Raya and the Last Dragon trailer reveals Disney movie's con-babyAdded: 26.01.2021 17:15 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe animated feature hits Disney Plus and theaters in March.
BlackBerry will power Baidu technology for future Chinese EVs
Added: 26.01.2021 17:10 | 18 views | 0 commentsBlackBerry may not be the stalwart it once was with phones, but its ties continue to deepen in the automotive realm.
How to watch NASA preview its Perseverance Mars rover landing
Added: 26.01.2021 17:06 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe next robot on Mars will touch down in a few weeks, and the space agency has the rundown on how that's expected to go.
Komatsu is developing all-electric excavators
Added: 26.01.2021 17:00 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe Japanese heavy-equipment manufacturer could start mass-producing battery-powered diggers as soon as 2023.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV teased in weird spy film plot ahead of February reveal
Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV teased in weird spy film plot ahead of February reveal - RoadshowAdded: 26.01.2021 16:49 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comHyundai's first dedicated electric car is part of a curious mission in this teaser film, but the car itself looks great thus far. More in www.cnet.com »
Kia discontinues Cadenza and K900 sedans in the US
Kia discontinues Cadenza and K900 sedans in the US - RoadshowAdded: 26.01.2021 16:46 | 17 views | 0 commentsKia only sold 305 K900s in the US last year.
Golf: Spieth uses birdie blitz to climb Harbour Town leaderboard
Added: 18.06.2020 18:52 | 14 views | 0 commentsJordan Spieth recovered from a poor start with a stunning run of birdies to tie the lowest nine-hole score of his career in the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday.
Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced
Added: 18.06.2020 18:50 | 14 views | 0 commentsLawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client's innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term.
Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights
Added: 18.06.2020 18:44 | 14 views | 0 commentsFormer NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.
Fauci casts doubt on football this fall
Added: 18.06.2020 16:52 | 14 views | 0 commentsWith the United States bracing for a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Thursday cast doubt on the National Football League playing this year.
Djokovic says important all players free to travel to U.S. Open
Added: 18.06.2020 16:22 | 14 views | 0 commentsWorld number one Novak Djokovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing at the U.S. Open but says it would only be fair if every player eligible is able to compete.
Alcott slams U.S. Open 'discrimination' over wheelchair omission
Added: 18.06.2020 15:10 | 14 views | 0 commentsAustralian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it "disgusting discrimination".
On this day: Born June 19, 1978
Added: 18.06.2020 12:59 | 14 views | 0 commentsDallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki was one of the finest imports to feature in the NBA and became the first European player to win the league's Most Valuable Player award (MVP) in 2007 before he led the franchise to a maiden championship in 2011.
Grab this height-adjustable tablet stand for just $11
Added: 26.01.2021 17:43 | 16 views | 0 commentsPosition your phone or tablet exactly where you need it to be. Plus: A touchscreen Chromebook for $215.
When will the third stimulus check go out? These are the two potential timelines so far
When will the third stimulus check go out? These are the two potential timelines so farAdded: 26.01.2021 17:30 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe IRS has proven that it can send out stimulus checks quickly. But first, lawmakers must agree on a package that includes a third check. Here's the latest.
Ex-Zappos CEO was locked in shed with liquor, 'whippets' before fatal fire
Ex-Zappos CEO was locked in shed with liquor, 'whippets' before fatal fireAdded: 26.01.2021 20:03 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe fire that killed Tony Hsieh may have been caused by “carelessness or even an intentional act,” investigators said in a report released Monday.
'The sky's the limit:' Fortnite and football worlds collide
Added: 26.01.2021 20:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe rivalry between elite football clubs is already fierce, but it's just been shot into new territory.
Nadal calls for 'wider perspective' from players in quarantine
Added: 26.01.2021 18:48 | 15 views | 0 commentsRafael Nadal says he feels "privileged" to be playing in this year's Australian Open as he called on his fellow stars to have a "wider perspective" on the mandatory quarantine period ahead of the tournament.
Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea manager
Added: 26.01.2021 18:36 | 14 views | 0 commentsChelsea has confirmed former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel as its new boss, a day after Frank Lampard was let go by the Premier League club.
'Tough-but-fair' Tulsa course to host 2022 PGA Championship after event taken away from Trump National Golf Club
'Tough-but-fair' Tulsa course to host 2022 PGA Championship after event taken away from Trump National Golf ClubAdded: 26.01.2021 16:09 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma will host the 2022 PGA Championship following the decision to take the event away from the Trump National Golf Club.
Tennis great Margaret Court says she's not been invited to Australian Open
Added: 26.01.2021 10:56 | 24 views | 0 commentsTennis champion Margaret Court, who has had a frosty relationship with the Australian Open over her views on sexuality and same-sex marriage in recent years, says she not been invited to this year's tournament in a radio interview with 3AW.
Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayed
Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayedAdded: 18.06.2020 19:42 | 12 views | 0 commentsSome NFL coaches want the 2020 regular season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Ed Werder reported.
Golf: Poulter, Hubbard share early lead at RBC Heritage
Added: 18.06.2020 19:37 | 14 views | 0 commentsBritain's Ian Poulter capped an error-free opening round with a birdie-birdie finish to grab a share of the early lead with American Mark Hubbard at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina on Thursday.
Horse racing: Stradivarius takes third successive Ascot Gold Cup
Added: 18.06.2020 19:33 | 14 views | 0 commentsStradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori, blew away the field to land a third successive Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday in a race run without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden nominee Dr. Rachel Levine met with transphobic smear campaign
Added: 26.01.2021 20:51 | 11 views | 0 commentsLevine could make history as the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
YouTube suspends Giuliani from partner program, cutting access to ad revenue
Added: 26.01.2021 20:47 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe suspension will last at least 30 days and has been in effect since last week, YouTube said in an email.
Mexicans to President López Obrador: Wear a mask!
Added: 26.01.2021 20:44 | 12 views | 0 comments“He wasn’t looking after himself, always walking around without a mask, and not respecting social distancing,” said one Mexico City resident about the president, who has Covid-19.
Man charged in Capitol riot identified by varsity jacket he wore
Added: 26.01.2021 20:32 | 11 views | 0 comments"They might have found me," the rioter mused in a message after seeing himself in footage of the attack.
'Still can't believe it': Fans express enduring disbelief as they mourn anniversary of Kobe's death
'Still can't believe it': Fans express enduring disbelief as they mourn anniversary of Kobe's deathAdded: 26.01.2021 20:18 | 14 views | 0 comments"It affected me like I knew him personally — like we talked every day," said one fan.
Student rent: 'This wouldn't happen in real life'
Added: 26.01.2021 15:18 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe BBC has discovered sharp contrasts in the way universities are handling rent for unused accommodation.
Can a Nudge or two make us better savers?
Can a Nudge or two make us better savers? Added: 26.01.2021 15:18 | 23 views | 0 commentsA government-backed firm is looking for new ways to get people to put money aside for a "rainy day".
Co-op and Morrisons payment problems investigated
Added: 26.01.2021 14:18 | 23 views | 0 commentsSupermarkets say card payment problems that led to long queues are resolved, but cause still unknown
Covid vaccine hopes lift IMF's global growth forecast
Added: 26.01.2021 13:18 | 23 views | 0 commentsThe IMF raises its economic growth estimate on expectations that vaccines will allow activity to recover.
Co-op and Morrisons urge shoppers use cash as IT woes continue
Co-op and Morrisons urge shoppers use cash as IT woes continueAdded: 26.01.2021 12:17 | 21 views | 0 commentsCustomers asked to use cash as IT woes hit card payments, resulting in long queues at stores.
Rolls-Royce facing £2bn cash reserve hit as flight numbers fall
Rolls-Royce facing £2bn cash reserve hit as flight numbers fallAdded: 26.01.2021 11:17 | 21 views | 0 commentsSource: www.designboom.comThe company is set to burn through more cash than expected this year as Covid hits the travel sector. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
One killed, around 20 injured after tornado hits Birmingham, Alabama, suburb
One killed, around 20 injured after tornado hits Birmingham, Alabama, suburbAdded: 26.01.2021 21:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe full extent of the damage was unclear after the tornado hit the area of Fultondale, a northern suburb of Birmingham, Monday night.
Why Eva Longoria, Amy Schumer and other celebs urge Biden to pay moms
Why Eva Longoria, Amy Schumer and other celebs urge Biden to pay momsAdded: 26.01.2021 21:04 | 12 views | 0 comments"Motherhood isn’t a favor and it’s not a luxury. It’s a job," stated a letter signed by the actors and sent to Pres. Biden, urging a stipend for mothers during the Covid pandemic.
Biden's 100-day deportation ban blocked by judge
Added: 26.01.2021 20:59 | 11 views | 0 commentsTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that the moratorium violated federal law as well as an agreement Texas signed with the Trump administration.
Most Senate Republicans back measure saying Trump impeachment trial is unconstitutional
Most Senate Republicans back measure saying Trump impeachment trial is unconstitutionalAdded: 26.01.2021 20:52 | 12 views | 0 commentsTrump's status as a former president has led to disagreement over the constitutionality of the trial.
Boys grow at slower rate if they were given antibiotics as newborns
Boys grow at slower rate if they were given antibiotics as newbornsAdded: 26.01.2021 20:17 | 9 views | 0 commentsBoys given antibiotics in the first two weeks of life are more likely to gain weight and height at a lower than average rate – but the effect is not seen in girls
AI can tell what song you are listening to from your brainwaves
AI can tell what song you are listening to from your brainwavesAdded: 26.01.2021 20:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comArtificial intelligence has learned to identify the song someone is listening to from scans of their brain, with an accuracy of 85 per cent More in www.newscientist.com »
Swarm of Pacific eels is largest group of fish seen in the abyss
Swarm of Pacific eels is largest group of fish seen in the abyssAdded: 26.01.2021 19:00 | 10 views | 0 commentsLife is thought to be fairly sparse in the deep ocean, but an underwater probe equipped with bait managed to draw in more than 100 eels 3100 metres down in the Pacific
'UK ARPA' to launch as soon as possible despite Dominic Cummings exit
'UK ARPA' to launch as soon as possible despite Dominic Cummings exitAdded: 26.01.2021 17:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe UK government has confirmed it still plans to create an independent £800 million “blue skies” research agency as soon as possible, despite the resignation of its key proponent
Stunning fossil suggests dinosaurs lured mates with smell and vision
Added: 26.01.2021 17:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsA reconstruction of the only fossilised dinosaur genital orifice in existence suggests the ancient animals attracted a mate using colour contrasts and musky smells
Can coronavirus variants reinfect people and evade the vaccines?
Can coronavirus variants reinfect people and evade the vaccines? Added: 26.01.2021 17:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.medicalnewstoday.comIt looks like some of the new coronavirus variants can evade parts of our immune response, but it's not yet clear if we need to update the vaccines More in www.newscientist.com »
MPs accuse HSBC of aiding China's Hong Kong crackdown
Added: 26.01.2021 19:02 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe bank's boss strongly rejects MPs criticism of "double-standards" over situation in Hong Kong.
Covid vaccines: Outrage after casino boss jumps queue for jabs
Added: 26.01.2021 18:18 | 19 views | 0 commentsRod Baker and his wife travelled to a remote region and posed as local workers to get the jab.
Student rent: 'We're paying for a service we're not getting'
Student rent: 'We're paying for a service we're not getting'Added: 26.01.2021 15:35 | 22 views | 0 commentsThe BBC has discovered sharp contrasts in the way universities are handling rent for unused accommodation.
Due to COVID, 2021 is not the year to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, group warns
Due to COVID, 2021 is not the year to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, group warnsAdded: 26.01.2021 19:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which cares for the trail, is discouraging thru-hikers from attempting all 2,190 miles in 2021 due to COVID-19.
Hyatt to offer free COVID-19 testing at resorts in Mexico, Caribbean, South America
Added: 26.01.2021 18:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsHyatt is touting free COVID-19 testing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Other individual international hotels and chains are doing the same.
Explore Reykjavik from afar on this virtual tour
Explore Reykjavik from afar on this virtual tourAdded: 26.01.2021 17:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: guidetoiceland.isReykjavik, a city of some 230,000 people (two-thirds of the entire population of Iceland), is the world's most northerly capital. More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
Airlines issue travel waivers as winter storms drops 'historic' snow in parts of Midwest
Airlines issue travel waivers as winter storms drops 'historic' snow in parts of MidwestAdded: 26.01.2021 14:16 | 15 views | 0 commentsAmerican, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United issued waivers covering travel on Tuesday for much of the Midwest as snow pelts Iowa and Nebraska.
Ryanair waives flight change fees until March
Ryanair waives flight change fees until MarchAdded: 26.01.2021 11:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.dumpaday.comRyanair will not charge customers who book a flight before the end of March any fee to later change the details. The low-cost carrier is also allowing up to two booking date moves before October. More in feedproxy.google.com »
Destination DC launches new website to aid tourism recovery
Added: 26.01.2021 11:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe new mobile-first site provides an immersive experience for users while maintaining its status as a go-to hub to discover Washington, DC neighbourhoods, art, culture, shopping and sports.
Tourism industry raises concerns over hotel quarantine
Added: 26.01.2021 10:58 | 14 views | 0 commentsIndustry experts have issued a series of dire warning about the likely impact of mooted plans to quarantine UK arrivals in hotels for up to ten days.
EU begins to clamp down on vaccine exports as supplies fall short
EU begins to clamp down on vaccine exports as supplies fall shortAdded: 26.01.2021 20:17 | 12 views | 0 commentsVaccine-makers are set to deliver fewer coronavirus vaccine doses to the European Union than expected, leading the bloc to require pharmaceutical firms to notify it before exporting vaccines
I wish I had a LGBTQ role model like JoJo Siwa growing up. Here's why.
Added: 26.01.2021 15:20 | 13 views | 0 commentsJoJo Siwa came out as a member of the LGBTQ community. Now children will see someone they look up to living their queer selves and happy about it.
Remembering Kobe Bryant one year later: A look at the basketball icon's legacy in entertainment
Remembering Kobe Bryant one year later: A look at the basketball icon's legacy in entertainmentAdded: 26.01.2021 14:56 | 13 views | 0 commentsWe look back at the entertainment career of basketball star Kobe Bryant, who was also an Oscar winner, author and producer. He died Jan. 26, 2020.
FKA twigs details physical, emotional abuse allegations against Shia LaBeouf: 'I felt so controlled'
FKA twigs details physical, emotional abuse allegations against Shia LaBeouf: 'I felt so controlled'Added: 26.01.2021 13:54 | 13 views | 0 commentsA month after filing a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf, FKA twigs detailed instances of abuse.
Jane Fonda to be honored at the 2021 Golden Globes with Cecil B. DeMille Award
Jane Fonda to be honored at the 2021 Golden Globes with Cecil B. DeMille AwardAdded: 26.01.2021 14:33 | 14 views | 0 commentsActress Jane Fonda will be the recipient of the 2021 Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year's Golden Globe Awards.
Dax Shepard 'did not want to' go public with his relapse: 'I had all kinds of bizarre fears'
Dax Shepard 'did not want to' go public with his relapse: 'I had all kinds of bizarre fears'Added: 26.01.2021 12:53 | 16 views | 0 commentsDax Shepard is opening up about his decision to go public with his lapse in sobriety during an apperance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Meghan Markle and more celebrities turning 40 in 2021
Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Meghan Markle and more celebrities turning 40 in 2021Added: 26.01.2021 3:59 | 13 views | 0 commentsLordy, lordy, look who's 40! Some of your favorite stars are celebrating four decades of life in 2021, including Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake.
Push to rename New York's Trump State Park after Sojourner Truth may not succeed. Here's why
Push to rename New York's Trump State Park after Sojourner Truth may not succeed. Here's whyAdded: 26.01.2021 20:17 | 9 views | 0 commentsThere are renewed calls for President Donald Trump's name to be removed from a state park in New York. That's not so easy to do.
McFarland: Iran has 'no leverage left' to pressure US to rejoin 2015 nuclear deal
McFarland: Iran has 'no leverage left' to pressure US to rejoin 2015 nuclear dealAdded: 26.01.2021 21:58 | 5 views | 0 commentsIran has "no leverage left" over the U.S. that would enable them to pressure the Biden administration to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal, former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland told "The Story" Tuesday.
Elliot Page, Emma Portner getting divorced: ‘We have the utmost respect for each other’
Elliot Page, Emma Portner getting divorced: ‘We have the utmost respect for each other’Added: 26.01.2021 21:56 | 3 views | 0 commentsEllen Page and Emma Portner were married for less than three years.
Portland driver accused of going on deadly rampage identified
Added: 26.01.2021 21:52 | 6 views | 0 commentsA driver who went on a deadly rampage in Portland, Ore., Monday afternoon -- killing one person and striking nine others -- has been identified, according to media reports.
GMC HUMMER entering Extreme E electric off-road racing series
Added: 26.01.2021 22:07 | 4 views | 0 commentsGMC is teaming up with Chip Ganassi Racing to field a HUMMER EV-bodied electric racing truck in the Extreme E series.
Judge rules 2019 arrest and bodycam footage of George Floyd inadmissible at trial
Added: 26.01.2021 22:04 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe Minnesota judge overseeing the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers accused in the death of George Floyd has ruled that bodycam footage from a prior arrest will not be admissible during the trial.
DC National Guard deployment in nation's capital extended through end of March
DC National Guard deployment in nation's capital extended through end of MarchAdded: 26.01.2021 22:04 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe National Guard will remain in Washington, D.C., through the end of March over concerns of potential civil unrest, a spokesman confirmed for Fox News Tuesday.
Bucs' Bruce Arians on facing Chiefs offense in Super Bowl LV: 'I’m not really excited'
Added: 26.01.2021 22:02 | 4 views | 0 commentsBruce Arians laid his cards on the table Monday and admitted, there are a few faces he’s not looking forward to seeing when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
Encore: Half of today’s households are at risk for retirement
Encore: Half of today’s households are at risk for retirementAdded: 26.01.2021 21:37 | 3 views | 0 commentsRetirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement system
Key Words: Dr. Fauci: Double masking is ‘common sense’ to prevent COVID-19 transmission
Added: 26.01.2021 16:50 | 11 views | 0 commentsAnthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said two masks are likely better than one
Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham: Hammers into top four but still improving
Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham: Hammers into top four but still improving - David MoyesAdded: 26.01.2021 22:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsWest Ham David Moyes feels his side are improving but have "not scratched the surface yet" as they beat Crystal Palace to continue their flawless start to 2021.
Key Words: Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 transmission? Dr. Fauci has an answer
Key Words: Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 transmission? Dr. Fauci has an answerAdded: 26.01.2021 17:53 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued official guidance on double masking.
Newcastle 1-2 Leeds: Steve Bruce finds encouragement in midst of worst run of his career
Added: 26.01.2021 22:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsSteve Bruce says he may be on his worst run of results in 20 years as a manager but is encouraged by his Newcastle side's second-half display in the home defeat to Leeds.
Australian Open: Edouard Roger-Vasselin's Covid quarantine chain reaction machine
Added: 26.01.2021 21:17 | 8 views | 0 commentsEdouard Roger-Vasselin gets creative while stuck in his hotel ahead of the Australian Open.
FA Cup: Gareth Bale hooks in deft equaliser for Tottenham Hotspur at Wycombe Wanderers
FA Cup: Gareth Bale hooks in deft equaliser for Tottenham Hotspur at Wycombe WanderersAdded: 26.01.2021 20:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsGareth Bale produces a deft finish, hooking in a Lucas Moura cross, to equalise for Tottenham at Wycombe in the FA Cup fourth round.
FA Cup: Harry Winks scores decisive late goal for Tottenham Hotspur at Wycombe Wanderers
Added: 26.01.2021 20:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsHarry Winks curls home a brilliant second goal for Tottenham at Wycombe with four minutes remaining of the fourth-round FA Cup tie.
CNN pundit mocked for claiming McConnell would 'kill the filibuster', despite not doing so in six years
CNN pundit mocked for claiming McConnell would 'kill the filibuster', despite not doing so in six yearsAdded: 26.01.2021 22:13 | 6 views | 0 commentsCNN contributor Hilary Rosen raised eyebrows on Monday night over her assertion that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would "kill the filibuster" if he had the chance.
Quiznos adds $5 lobster subs to menu
Quiznos adds $5 lobster subs to menuAdded: 26.01.2021 22:09 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comThe offerings include one fan-favorite sub, the “lobster classic,” and a new option: the Old Bay lobster club. More in www.foxnews.com »
Too Late? Republicans Finally Realize Big Tech's Threat
Added: 26.01.2021 20:01 | 9 views | 0 commentsBefore the election, most American conservatives were in favor of standing up to Big Tech - but most were also against changing the laws
Can Biden Unify a Divided Nation?
Added: 26.01.2021 19:55 | 8 views | 0 commentsHow long his President Biden's honeymoon period lasts and whether he can unify a deeply divided nation is anyone's guess.
How Biden Can Fix Trump's 1776 Disaster
How Biden Can Fix Trump's 1776 DisasterAdded: 26.01.2021 19:18 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: deadline.comAmericans could use a commission that studies our founding-as long as it's thorough, historian-led and nonpartisan. More in www.realclearpolitics.com »
Netflix to Spread Racist Indoctrination with 3 New Projects
Added: 26.01.2021 19:18 | 9 views | 0 commentsBy catching kids early, and with catchy tunes, kids won't know there are other ways of interacting in a society where race isn't the primary factor.
Personal Finance Daily: What can I do now that I’ve had my COVID-19 vaccine and my mom put me on her house’s deed and my brother wants half
Personal Finance Daily: What can I do now that I’ve had my COVID-19 vaccine and my mom put me on her house’s deed and my brother wants half
Senate filibuster fight cools, but battles loom
Added: 26.01.2021 21:13 | 4 views | 0 commentsThe Senate is moving ahead with a power-sharing agreement after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell dropped his demands about preserving the filibuster, but the truce may be only temporary.
This is the American economy Joe Biden inherits
Added: 26.01.2021 21:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsMichelle Bennett is trying to keep life inside her Waldorf, Maryland, home as normal as possible during Covid-19. Three of her four daughters are learning remotely, while she makes them three meals a day. But outside, the relentless threat of eviction keeps knocking.
Why Sen. Hawley Is Playing the Victim
Why Sen. Hawley Is Playing the VictimAdded: 26.01.2021 20:12 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe Missouri senator probably won't shut up about how he was silenced any time soon.
Democrats Need an Autopsy to Understand 2020 Election
Added: 26.01.2021 20:11 | 10 views | 0 commentsSelf-examination and opening lines of communication can be valuable, and no hand-wringing or sacrifice of any Democratic constituencies is necessary.
Why the Hispanic Conservative Movement Is Surging
Why the Hispanic Conservative Movement Is SurgingAdded: 26.01.2021 20:11 | 14 views | 0 commentsWhy the Hispanic conservative movement is surging across the US - even without Trump.
Biden Should Go Big, Fast and Simple
Biden Should Go Big, Fast and SimpleAdded: 26.01.2021 20:09 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.steeltowerchn.comWhen Franklin D. Roosevelt became president in 1932, the nation was facing concentric crises: the immediate, house-on-fire disaster of rolling bank closures; the broader economic depression; and, beyond that, deeply entrenched problems that the depression had highlighted, including elderly poverty. Roosevelt's first 100 days addressed the first two crises with historic directness. He reopened the banks and directly employed thousands of Americans through measures such as the Civilian Conservation Corps. Then, near the end of his first term, he signed the Social Security Act, which has reduced... More in www.realclearpolitics.com » Depression, President, USA Tags: Fire
Why Did Biden Kill Keystone?
Why Did Biden Kill Keystone? Added: 26.01.2021 20:04 | 9 views | 0 commentsBiden's call for a 'foreign policy for the middle class' suddenly looks laughable
Facial Recognition's Vital Role in Protecting Victims
Added: 26.01.2021 20:02 | 9 views | 0 commentsAs the founder of a victims' rights law firm focused on technology-facilitated sex crimes, I'm in the business of protecting my clients. That means making use of every tool available to keep them safe. Facial recognition is one of those tools. The events of this month have made it abundantly clear that facial recognition is here to stay.
Italian PM Conte resigns in split over Covid response
Italian PM Conte resigns in split over Covid responseAdded: 26.01.2021 15:43 | 10 views | 0 commentsMr Conte hopes to form a new and stronger government after losing a Senate majority last week.
YouTube ban: Google extends suspension of former President Trump's channel due to 'ongoing potential for violence'
YouTube ban: Google extends suspension of former President Trump's channel due to 'ongoing potential for violence'Added: 26.01.2021 22:08 | 4 views | 0 commentsYouTube is maintaining its suspension of former President Trump's channel on the video site. Rudy Giuliani's channel also had its revenue nixed.
Blinken becomes Biden's top diplomat after a friendship forged over decades
Added: 26.01.2021 22:16 | 4 views | 0 commentsIt was February 2008 when a snowstorm suddenly overwhelmed the flight path of two American helicopters, forcing them to make an unexpected landing on a mountaintop in Afghanistan.
Coronavirus updates: CDC researchers say schools can reopen safely; Dr. Anthony Fauci offers hope on variants; 100M global infections
Coronavirus updates: CDC researchers say schools can reopen safely; Dr. Anthony Fauci offers hope on variants; 100M global infectionsAdded: 26.01.2021 21:57 | 6 views | 0 commentsAnthony Fauci believes vaccines have 'enough cushion' to be effective against UK, S. Africa variants. Global deaths set record. Latest COVID-19 news.
Schumer: Must pass virus aid with or without GOP
Schumer: Must pass virus aid with or without GOPAdded: 26.01.2021 21:56 | 5 views | 0 commentsSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats are prepared to push ahead with President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation without Republicans.
Families of Black girls wrongly held at gunpoint in Colorado sue police, city
Added: 26.01.2021 21:29 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe families are suing over an August 2020 incident in which Aurora police held four Black girls at gun point after mistaking their car for a stolen vehicle.
Lloyd Austin III, the first Black Defense Secretary
Added: 26.01.2021 21:25 | 4 views | 0 commentsThe retired Army general was sworn in as Secretary of Defense by Vice President Harris on Jan. 25, 2021.
NYC pension funds to divest billions from fossil fuels
Added: 26.01.2021 21:22 | 5 views | 0 commentsNew York City officials announced Tuesday that two pension funds for city workers will divest an estimated $4 billion in securities related to fossil fuel companies in order to promote clean energy use.
Virginia police department fires 2 officers for storming US Capitol, official says
Virginia police department fires 2 officers for storming US Capitol, official saysAdded: 26.01.2021 21:22 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe two officers, former Sgt. Thomas "T.J." Robertson and former Officer Jacob Fracker, were charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month.
Capitol riot: Police chief apologises for pro-Trump riot
Added: 26.01.2021 17:58 | 8 views | 0 commentsChief Yogananda Pittman told lawmakers the force did not do enough to prepare for a "terrorist attack".
Coronavirus: Germany rejects 'mixed up' reports on AstraZeneca jab
Added: 26.01.2021 17:45 | 10 views | 0 commentsAstraZeneca has also dismissed German media reports, saying its vaccine is effective at all ages.
Covid vaccines: Outrage after casino boss jumps queue for jabs
Added: 26.01.2021 17:32 | 10 views | 0 commentsRod Baker and his wife travelled to a remote region and posed as local workers to get the jab.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: The Trump defender enters political race
Added: 26.01.2021 22:16 | 6 views | 0 commentsKnown to millions around the world for her staunch defence of Trump, now it's her turn to speak for herself.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: The Trump defender enters political race
Added: 26.01.2021 21:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsKnown to millions around the world for her staunch defence of Trump, now it's her turn to speak for herself.
India farmers' protest: Delhi security stepped up after violent clashes
India farmers' protest: Delhi security stepped up after violent clashesAdded: 26.01.2021 21:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsStriking farmers stormed the city's Red Fort and battled police as a demonstration turned violent.
Dozens of smuggled chameleons found in suitcase in Austria
Dozens of smuggled chameleons found in suitcase in AustriaAdded: 26.01.2021 20:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe animals are being nursed back to health at a zoo after Austrian airport security spotted them.
Giant panda cub Fu Bao clings on to zookeeper's leg in viral video
Giant panda cub Fu Bao clings on to zookeeper's leg in viral videoAdded: 26.01.2021 20:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsSix-month-old Fu Bao, who lives in South Korea, just won't let go of her zookeeper's leg.
Tennis star makes chain reaction run in quarantine
Added: 26.01.2021 20:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsEdouard Roger-Vasselin gets creative while stuck in his hotel ahead of the Australian Open.
Dutch riots: 'It's scum doing this'
Dutch riots: 'It's scum doing this'Added: 26.01.2021 19:50 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: pennypalate.wordpress.comThree nights of rioting will not halt night curfews aimed at stopping coronavirus, say Dutch ministers. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
2021 PGA Farmers Insurance Open - DFS Plays, Bets, and Fades
Ben Heisler and Mark Farris run through their favorite DFS tiers and bets for the PGA's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, as well as their top fade of the slate. "X" ranks first among the field in strokes gained: total, first in SG: putting, and top 20 in both SG: off-the-tee and SG: around-the-green. Mark Farris: John HuhDraftKings Price: $7,000DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Odds to Win: +9000 or 90/1"Hey Mark, who do you like here?" Over his last 24 rounds, Day comes in 109 in SG: tee-to-green, 124th SG: ball striking, and 143rd in SG: approach. Mark Farris: Brooks KoepkaDraftKings Price: $9,400DraftKings Sportsbook Odds to Win: +3650What to do here?
FIFA Aims to Select 2026 World Cup Host Cities By End of 2021
Its process delayed by the onset of the pandemic, FIFA now hopes to choose the 16 host cities for the 2026 World Cup in the U.S., Canada and Mexico during the final three months of 2021, the governing body announced Tuesday. The 2026 World Cup, the first with 48 teams, will be spread across three Canadian cities, three Mexican cities and, most likely, 10 American cities chosen from among 17 candidates. Mexico — Guadalajara (Estadio Akron), Mexico City (Estadio Azteca), Monterrey (Estadio BBVA). Canada and Mexico will host 10 matches each, while the U.S. will host 60, including the quarterfinals, semifinals and final. “While stadiums remain the foundation for the successful hosting of a FIFA World Cup, FIFA considers that providing key infrastructure and services (both sporting and general) and realizing the commercial potential of each venue, as well as in terms of sustainability, human rights and event legacy, is of the utmost importance,” FIFA said.
MLS 2021 season dates set despite league, players' CBA talks
Major League Soccer will open next season on April 3, a month later than normal, and conclude with the MLS Cup title game on Dec. 11. As a result, the league has invoked the agreement’s “force majeure” clause to reopen negotiations with players on a collective bargaining agreement, setting a Jan. 29 deadline. The league and the players’ union had two difficult negotiations a year ago — one in February before the start of the season, and a second in June when players took a pay cut in order to resume the 2020 season. The Major League Soccer Players Union countered that it would not be rushed into negotiations. Major League Soccer will grow to 27 teams this season with the addition of expansion Austin.
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Barcelona Presidential Election Rescheduled for March 7
MADRID, Spain (AP) — Barcelona rescheduled its presidential elections to March 7 and members will be allowed to vote by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic, the club said Tuesday. The elections had been originally scheduled for Jan. 24 but Barcelona was forced to delay the vote because of mobility restrictions imposed by the Catalan government during the pandemic. The three presidential candidates are Joan Laporta, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa. Barcelona has been led by a caretaker board since former president Josep Bartomeu resigned in October. Barcelona plays against second-division club Rayo Vallecano in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
Brian Schmetzer, Seattle Sounders ink multiyear extension
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders and head coach Brian Schmetzer have reached agreement on a multiyear contract extension. “Seattle Sounders FC has excelled in its commitment to winning and the community. Trevor Ruszkowski/USA TODAY SportsA Seattle native, Schmetzer played professionally for 15 seasons, including a stint with the Sounders when the team was part of the North American Soccer League. “Brian Schmetzer and I have an almost 20-year history of working together. Although I never doubted Brian would be back in 2021 and beyond, I am grateful that he will continue to lead Sounders FC for years to come,” Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer said in a statement.
The Crossover: A Year Later, What's Kobe Bryant's Legacy?
Kobe Bryant's death sent shockwaves throughout the world, but what has his legacy become a year later? Bryant has a complicated, controversial career, but has the impact he had on fans and the rest of the world meant more? SI's Howard Beck, Rohan Nadkarni, and Ben Pickman discuss.
Pacers' Caris LeVert undergoes successful surgery on kidney
Pacers guard Caris LeVert underwent successful surgery to treat renal cell carcinoma on his left kidney on Monday, the team announced. LeVert was part of a blockbuster multiple-team trade that not only sent Rockets star James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets but landed LeVert with the Pacers. As part of the deal, LeVert underwent a physical examination with his new team which is how the 26-year-old learned of the concerning news. An MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney so LeVert has been left out of action indefinitely. LeVert's surgery was performed by Dr. Jason Sprunger at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis and he will be out indefinitely, according to the team.
More Impressive: LeBron at Age 36 or Tom Brady at Age 43?
LeBron James scored 46 points back in Cleveland against the Cavaliers as he refuses to slow down. Of course this performance comes on the heels of Tom Brady qualifying for yet another Super Bowl. Both players have now made the championship in their respective sport 10 times. But who is more impressive, LeBron at age 36 or Brady at age 43? Sports Illustrated host Robin Lundberg discussed with SI's Ben Pickman and "The Fantasy Exec" Corey Parson.
Italian Plaza Renamed to Honor Kobe, Gianna Bryant
Italian city Reggio Emilia will rename a plaza after Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. The city will unveil the "Largo Kobe and Gianna Bryant" on Tuesday, the first anniversary of their tragic deaths. His father, Joe Bryant, played for Reggio's professional team, the Cantine Riunite. "On this sad day we want to remember that happy child who left wonderful memories in so many people of Reggio Emilia." He then played high school basketball at Lower Merion High School before beginning one of the most illustrious careers in NBA history.
Ex-Angels employee Brian Harkins' defamation lawsuit dismissed
Pool Photo/USA TODAY SportsA defamation lawsuit filed against MLB and the Angels by Brian Harkins, a former team employee who was fired for provided illegal substances to pitchers, has been dismissed in Orange County Superior Court, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Published statements do not support the allegation that MLB or the Angels authorized those statements," Glass wrote, per the Times. When filing his original complaint last August, Harkins alleged defamation and false light and cited how applying rosin and pine tar on baseballs has been a common practice in MLB. In documents supporting his case, Harkins listed numerous Angels pitchers, including Troy Percival, Dylan Bundy, Cam Bedrosian and Keynan Middleton, who used his substance, known as "the sticky stuff." Though Harkins acknowledged that he supplied the substances, he claims he did not personally apply them to baseballs," according to the Times.
Jimmer Fredette Scores 70 Points in Shanghai Sharks Loss
Fredette tallied a season-high 70 points for the Shanghai Sharks on Monday night, hitting 11 threes in a loss to the Sichuan Blue Whales. Fredette went a perfect 23 of 23 from the free-throw line in the overtime loss, coming one assist and two rebounds shy of a triple-double. He's scored 70-plus points for the Sharks on two previous occasions, scoring a career-high 75 points in 2018. The former BYU star played in just six NBA seasons from 2011–19, averaging a career-high 7.6 points per game as a rookie. Fredette last played in the NBA in 2018–19, appearing in just six games with the Suns.
Utah politician introduces bill honoring Donovan Mitchell, blasting Shaq
On Tuesday, Rep. Kera Birkeland, a Republican from Utah's House District 53, introduced a resolution that seeks to “recognize the exemplary service of Donovan Mitchell to the Utah Jazz" and suggests the "consideration of making the 'Spida' the official state arachnid." The bill's introduction comes just days after Inside the NBA's Shaquille O'Neal criticized Mitchell during a postgame interview following a 36-point, seven-rebound, five-assist performance. "The claim by Shaquille O'Neal (Shaq) on January 21, 2021, that Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell Jr. (Donovan) doesn't have what it takes to get to the next level is even less accurate than his 50.4% playoff free-throw percentage (slightly worse than Donovan's 88.1%)," one line of the resolution, which is titled "House Resolution Honoring Donovan Mitchell Over Shaquille O'Neal, reads. According to the Salt Lake Tribune's Andy Larsen, the resolution went through the chamber by way of a 67-5 vote on Tuesday. The Jazz enter Tuesday night's game with the Knicks 12-4 on the season, having won eight straight games.
Sports Illustrated's 2021 Fantasy Baseball Hub
Everything fantasy baseball managers need to get ready for the start of the 2021 MLB season, all in one place. The first pitch of Opening Day 2021 will be on Thursday, April 1! Let's be prepared for a full 162-game season. With draft season around the corner, we've taken all the rankings, projections, strategy, team outlooks, podcasts & content from our MLB high-stakes guru Shawn Childs and the rest of the SI Fantasy staff, and compiled an easy-to-navigate central hub! CHEAT SHEETS/PROJECTIONS2021 FANTASY BASEBALL PLAYER PROJECTIONS & SI SCORES CHEATSHEET (Coming soon)SI SCORES, RANKINGS & PROJECTIONSAL ONLY AND NL ONLY CHEATSHEETSFANTASY TEAM OUTLOOKSAmerican LeagueEast: BAL / BOS / NYY / TAM / TORCentral: CWS / CLE / DET / KC / MINWest: HOU / LAA / OAK / SEA / TEXNational LeagueEast: ATL / MIA / NYM / PHI / WASCentral: CHC / CIN / MIL / PIT / STLWest: ARI / COL / LAD / SD / SFDRAFT/AUCTION STRATEGYPREVIEWSADP RANKINGSCATCHERFIRST BASESECOND BASETHIRD BASESHORTSTOPOUTFIELDSTARTING PITCHERRELIEF PITCHERDESIGNATED HITTERINFO/TERMINOLOGY
10 Hilariously Ridiculous Stats to Illustrate Wayne Gretzky's Dominance
Wayne Gretzky (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)Wayne Gretzky just turned 60 years old. Full disclosure: I’m about the biggest Wayne Gretzky apologist you’ll find, a fan of video-game dominance, a fierce defender of his status as the greatest hockey player of all-time. Forget the “Connor McDavid could beat Wayne Gretzky 1-on-1” or “Goalies were so inferior back then” arguments. Gretzky won the scoring title by more than 70 points – six times. Gretzky won eight consecutive MVPs at one point.
Father of Broncos Bus Crash Victim Wants Driver Deported: 'I'll Fight Until the Day I Die'
He saw last week that York University had held its annual Mark Cross Memorial Day and that made him smile. Among that paperwork was a letter from Scott Thomas, whose son, Evan, was also killed in the crash. “I actually think it’s extremely selfish that he is trying to change the laws of Canada,” Joseph said. But him trying to stay in country is putting himself ahead of the 29 families. I don’t want this to happen to anybody else again and I’ll fight for that until the day I die.”
Too Soon? 10 Early Highlights from the NHL 2020-21 Season
It's too soon to glean any lasting insights on how the 2020-21 NHL season will ultimately unfold, but, well, we just couldn't wait to dig into the stats and see what turned up. He's tied for the NHL goal lead with Philadelphia's Travis Konecny, Colorado's Mikko Rantanen and Montreal's Tyler Toffoli. No goal: He's tied for 13th in NHL scoring, so you can't be too hard on Jack Eichel. He's got a shot at holding on to the plus/minus lead this season, but the 'D' scoring lead? Not mighty Ducks: Anaheim is the only NHL team that has yet to score on the power play – the Ducks are 0-for-15.
Leafs' Keefe Talks Road Life During Covid and Updates Campbell's Status
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Leafs' Campbell out 'weeks', Team Makes Several Changes against Flames
Maple Leafs backup goaltender Jack Campbell is out for weeks and the team changes their lineup in their return match against the Flames. Campbell is 2-0-0 this season with a .923 save percentage. The 30-year-old has a 6-12-1 record with an .894 save percentage over two seasons with the Leafs. He has posted a save percentage of over .930 in two of his last three starts. Anderson has eight goals and five assists in 52 NHL games over two NHL seasons with the New Jersey Devils.
The Hockey News Podcast: Who Wins the Laine/Dubois Trade in the Short and Long Term?
Who will come out ahead in the Jets/Blue Jackets blockbuster? Pierre-Luc Dubois (Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports)This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin:- Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic for Pierre-Luc Dubois and a 2022 third-round draft pick. Who wins the trade between the Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets in the short and long term? - Is it a good idea to stage a special prospects tournament to help scouts before the 2021 NHL draft? - Can Central Division teams overcome their condensed schedules as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Vitek Vanecek Has Stepped up Big for the Washington Capitals
In a perfect world for the Capitals, they wouldn't have seen so much of Vitek Vanecek at this point in the season. But Vanecek has done anything but disappoint to open up his NHL career, and that's a great sign for Washington moving forward. Vitek Vanecek Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsNothing against Vitek Vanecek, but, back in October, if we had been talking about him being the guy with the most starts in a Washington Capitals uniform at this point in the season, we'd likely be talking about a total doomsday situation. In a normal season, Vanecek would be back in the AHL getting the bulk of the starts for the Hershey Bears like he did the past two seasons. Since his transition to the AHL, Vanecek has had to share the net with Copley and Samsonov, both of whom were given a shot at the NHL while Vanecek was left in the AHL.
What Chelsea Is Getting in Thomas Tuchel
Since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, the club has been engaged in a constant search for an identity. Now that the preeminent way of playing is German pressing, Chelsea has gone for a German. And so the decision was to appoint Thomas Tuchel, who was dismissed by Paris Saint-Germain in December. "It is never easy to change head coach in the middle of the season but we are very happy to secure one of Europe’s best coaches in Thomas Tuchel," Granovskaia said in a statement. Results, ultimately, will define Tuchel and his time at Stamford Bridge, but a slow start could undo him almost before his reign has begun.
SI Insider: The Character Clause of Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Is Nothing New
Baseball Hall of Fame voting has always been in the hands of the baseball writers of America - and since 1936, when voting began, the character clause has been included as criteria. Baseball has always had its share of controversial players, this year's Hall of Fame ballot is no different. SI's Tom Verducci shares the history of the baseball Hall of Fame ballot's character clause and the controversial players who have been affected by it.
Florida State Confident It Can Take the Next Step
If you were expecting to do your part on social media to make any video of Florida State’s men’s locker room celebration go viral after its 80–61 shellacking of then No. I didn’t even know [about reactions on social media],” says Seminoles senior guard M.J. Walker, who will lead No. That’s why I don’t read social media stuff or media articles. After all, the last time Florida State had seen Clemson was last March 12, when college basketball shut down its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Florida State added a probable lottery pick in Barnes, an all-everything type of player who creates for everyone and defends all five positions.
Monday Mock Draft: Three Rounds. Every NFL team's picks through Day Two
Selections were made based on NFL Draft Bible big board value, team needs and understanding of NFL front office philosophies, in order to help predict how the first three rounds of the draft could unfold. Dallas Cowboys (6-10) – Patrick Surtain Jr., CB, Alabama:Pairing Surtain Jr. with his former college teammate Trevon Diggs would provide some much needed stability in the secondary. Giants – Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU43. Panthers – Daniel Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M74. Raiders – Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State82.