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That Viral Theory About the Succession Finale? It’s All Wrong.
Fans think the show’s ending was foreshadowed by Tom Wambsgans’ name. Here’s the real story.
Hochul’s pointless unity summit, DeSantis-Book-Ban Baloney and other commentary
New Yorkers, contends Meyers, “could do with less talk of love or hate” and more tangible steps to “ensure their safety.”
CUNY critics outraged by ‘hate-filled’ grad speech: Yank tax dollars!
"Imagine being so crazed by hatred for Israel as a Jewish State that you make it the subject of your commencement speech at a law school graduation,'' said Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY).
Dolly Parton’s Dollywood is about to get a major $500M face-lift
Parton's Dollywood park in Tennessee is getting 10-year, $500 million makeover including a new roller coaster and hotel.
Francisco Alvarez’s Mets adjustments a reason for optimism
When reminded of the similarities between the two players, the scout insisted there was more reason to be optimistic about Alvarez than there was about Sanchez at the same point of their careers.
Maine police shoot at suspect who evaded trooper to Canadian and was believed to have explosive in truck
Maine State Police shot at a Rhode Island man who police suspect had an explosive as he evaded a trooper, and threatened to leave the U.S. and enter Canada from Houlton.
Video: Inside 'Fast X' with Holly Holm and Michelle Rodriguez
The "Fast & Furious" franchise is back with another blockbuster. Go behind the scenes with the UFC's Holly Holm and star Michelle Rodriguez.      Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 45: How to watch Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi, start time, fight card, odds'Road to UFC 2,' Episode 4 results: DQ in main event overshadows Peter Danesoe's flying knee brilliance'Road to UFC 2,' Episode 3 results: Zhu Rong delivers quick TKO in main event
Disney-obsessed Ryan Gosling allegedly hangs at the theme park alone
John Stamos shared that Gosling told him he likes to go to Disneyland by himself, crank up some tunes on his headphones and go on the rides.
Photos Show Memorial Day Tributes at Arlington National Cemetery
President Joe Biden delivered remarks in front of thousands of visitors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia in honor of the 155th Memorial Day.
Texas firefighter stabbed while fighting blazes along interstate — by man who allegedly started fires
The man accused of starting the fires had walked onto the interstate, and as firefighters tried to remove him from the roadway, he became agitated and stabbed the firefighter.
Migrants arrive in Albany County, pols blame NYC Mayor Adams for ‘organized chaos’
Albany area pols are the latest local officials to criticize Hizzoner for bussing asylum seekers into their communities with little notice.
'He's home': Missing 73 years, Medal of Honor recipient's remains return to Georgia
An American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor after he went missing in battle during the Korean War was buried on Memorial Day near his Georgia hometown.
Food porn, parties, Scorsese! The best and worst of this year’s Cannes.
Cannes was star-studded and packed with big debuts. Here's what stood out at the 2023 edition of the film festival.
Virginia church's Memorial Day concert honors lives lost to COVID, Ukraine war alongside service members
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church promoted a Memorial Day event to honor fallen veterans as well as those who died from COVID-19 and the Ukrainian war.
Joran van der Sloot Beaten in Peruvian Prison, Lawyer Says
Pilar Olivares/ReutersConvicted killer Joran van der Sloot—who is awaiting extradition to the United States in an extortion case tied to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway—reportedly has been attacked in a Peruvian prison.The Dutchman’s lawyer, Maximo Altez, told ABC News that his client, who may have run afoul of gang rules in the Challapalca Prison, is now in a medical wing.Van der Sloot, 35, is serving a 28-year-sentence for the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores in Lima. That crime came five years after he emerged as the prime suspect, but was never prosecuted, for the presumed death of Holloway.Read more at The Daily Beast.
'Horrific.' Biden, Cruz slam anti-LGBTQ law in Uganda that includes death penalty
Sen. Cruz has spoken out against the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. He also criticized a Texas law criminalizing gay sex.
Succession S4 Ep10: Fairly Explosive Mega-F***
David Folkenflik joins to discuss the series finale of Succession.
4 dead after tourist boat capsizes following sudden, violent storm on Italian lake
A body was retrieved in a northern Italian lake by police divers, raising to four the final death toll in the capsizing of a tourist boat a day earlier during a sudden, violent storm.
76ers replace Doc Rivers with championship-winning coach
The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly hired Nick Nurse, who won the NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors in 2019, as their next head coach.
False report of active shooter draws police to Ontario Mills mall
A false report of an active shooter drew police to Ontario Mills mall Monday, investigators said.
Tennessee woman on road trip with boyfriend goes missing in case with Gabby Petito similarities
Four days before they vanished, the couple had a run-in with cops in Torrance County, New Mexico -- one of several eerie similarities the story has with the high profile 2021 disappearance and murder of Long Island native Gabby Petitio.
Nun whose body shows little decay since death draws thousands to Missouri
Thousands have flocked to a Missouri town to see the body of a nun who died four years ago and whose body has barely decomposed.
Puerto Rico shooters targeting drug rival killed 2 and injured 13
Police believe the target was a man in his 20s who was killed outside the Piel Kanela bar in San Juan when assailants in cars opened fire early Sunday, Col. Roberto Rivera said.
McCarthy rallies support for debt deal amid hints of mutiny
The goal is for there to be a passage vote Wednesday.
National Spelling Bee secrets revealed: Picking words to trip up kids
For decades, the work of a word selection panel has been a closely guarded secret. Here is a first look at what goes on behind the competition's closed doors.
Biden hails ‘competent’ Republicans running against Trump for GOP presidential nod
"A lot of competent candidates are trying to get the nomination," Biden said as more Republicans run against Trump.
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Lawmakers consider funding new Las Vegas stadium for Oakland A's
Bill would put hundreds of millions toward a new stadium for the Athletics, who aim to move to the Vegas Strip by 2027.
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Inmates hope to befriend Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes ahead of her arrival at Texas prison
Inmates at Federal Prison Camp, Bryan in Texas are awaiting Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to surrender herself Tuesday and join them for her 11-year sentence.
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Philadelphia 76ers reach agreement with Nick Nurse to become next head coach
Nick Nurse led Toronto to the 2019 NBA championship and was named coach of the year for 2019-20 before the Raptors fired him after the 2022-23 season.      
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