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'Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna' Producer Talks Film & Franchise's Effect on Fans
Producer Yusuke Kinoshita tells Newsweek that "growth" and "bonds" are essential themes of Digimon.
'Enola Holmes' showcases Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock's brilliant sister
Permutations on Sherlock Holmes have a long and spotty cinematic history, which makes "Enola Holmes" -- a vehicle for "Stranger Things'" Millie Bobby Brown, who doubled as its producer -- such a pleasant surprise. Adapted from the young-adult books, it's a lovely production that reinforces the sense Brown, if there were any doubts, is a major star in the making.
Blake Bortles to sign with Denver Broncos as backup quarterback, per reports
Blake Bortles is back in the NFL after landing with the Denver Broncos, who lost starter Drew Lock to a shoulder injury on Sunday.
Despite no fans, Raiders open new stadium with a bang
What I'm Hearing: USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell was on hand as the Las Vegas Raiders opened their new stadium and while no fans were allowed inside, there was a large presence that gathered outside to enjoy the teams win over the Saints.
‘Darknet’ opioid takedown nabs 179 suspects worldwide and $6.5M seized, DOJ announces
Justice Department officials on Tuesday announced the largest international opioid takedown targeting drug traffickers through the darknet, which resulted in 179 arrests and the seizure of more than $6.5 million in cash and currency.
'Wonder Woman: 1984' Japanese trailer shows off extended fight scenes following coronavirus postponement
The Japanese trailer for “Wonder Woman: 1984” is making the wait for the movie’s premiere even harder by offering an extended peek at the film’s action.
UK adopts tough lockdown measures amid alarming second wave of COVID-19
Britain was put under tough new lockdown measures Tuesday because of an alarming second wave of the coronavirus -- with the nation's beloved pubs forced to close early and the military put on standby.
What the Experts Have Said About How Coronavirus Plus a Flu Season Could Play Out
While speaking to NewsmaxTV, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said that "this is going to be our most important flu season of our lifetimes."
Mitch McConnell is going to win (again)
We won't even know who President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court will be until late this week, but we know now for (almost) certain that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has the votes to confirm the pick to the court.
Mitt Romney Supports Voting on Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Too
The Utah senator, who voted to remove Trump from office seven months ago, is ready to give him his third Court seat.
NYPD busts murder suspect who allegedly threatened suicide by cop
The man suspected of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in her Manhattan pad — and later allegedly threatening suicide by cop — was busted early Tuesday, officials said. Joshua Martinez, 33, was taken into custody with charges pending, according to police, who offered no additional details. “Great investigative work by the 34 Precinct Detective Squad &...
Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as Trump's favorite
Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as President Donald Trump's overwhelming favorite to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several people familiar with the deliberations, who say the President's view was solidified during a lengthy meeting at the White House on Monday.
NYC restaurant installs 'space bubbles' for sidewalk dining ahead of colder months
A French bistro in New York City has installed 18 plastic tents, or “space bubbles” as they’re being called, to help keep outdoor diners warm during the colder months.
Mitt Romney Supports Senate Vote on President Trump's SCOTUS Nominee
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) supports a Senate vote on President Trump's forthcoming Supreme Court nominee, he announced on Tuesday.
Trump Says U.S. Doing 'Better Than Europe' on Coronavirus—It's Not
The U.S. has more total confirmed cases than the total reported in Europe, according to the latest report from the World Health Organization.
"Very high" risk of Julian Assange attempting suicide, expert says
A psychiatrist who's interviewed Assange about 20 times says the WikiLeaks founder has shown "severe depression" and "psychotic symptoms."
In ‘The Book of Two Ways,’ Jodi Picoult delivers another powerful story about heart-wrenching moral choices
The book takes a “Sliding Doors” approach, as a woman, on the heels of a near-death experience, contemplates her next move.
Sohrab Ahmari: Amy Coney Barrett is hands-down best pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge Amy Coney Barrett would make a most worthy successor to RBG.
Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish among 2020 Billboard Music Awards nominees
The Billboard Music Awards 2020 nominations were revealed on Tuesday, with Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish leading the pack of artists up for awards.
Fauci: The idea of 200K US deaths in sobering and stunning
Dr. Anthony Fauci called the US reaching 200,000 coronavirus deaths "very sobering and in some respects stunning" at the CITIZEN by CNN virtual conference on the 2020 presidential election.
The best sales to shop today: Adidas, MacBook Pro, KitchenAid and more
Today, you'll find deals on refurbished KitchenAid appliances, discounts on fall styles from Adidas, and savings on Crest Whitestrips. All that and more, below.
Romney supports McConnell push for Senate vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee
Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney announced Tuesday he supports a Senate vote on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee -- possibly before the November election.
What Ellen DeGeneres Said In Her First Monologue Back On Air
The TV host and comedian welcomed a virtual audience to "The Ellen Degeneres Show" for the first episode of Season 18 Wednesday, with an apology filled monologue.
Hurricane Teddy brings 'very dangerous' rip currents to Atlantic beaches, coastal flooding
A large and powerful Hurricane Teddy is set to make a direct impact in Atlantic Canada, but the storm's vast size is creating problems along the East Coast of the U.S.
Mitt Romney says he supports moving ahead with Trump Supreme Court nominee
The senator, who voted to remove Trump from office earlier this year, said he would evaluate a Trump nominee based on her qualifications.
UK's Boris Johnson announces new coronavirus prevention measures: 'This is the moment we must act'
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new coronavirus prevention measures Tuesday in a bid to stop the United Kingdom’s steadily increasing number of infections, vowing that “this is the moment that we must act.”
Woman accused of mailing ricin to Trump identified as Pascale Ferrier
The Canadian woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump has been identified as Pascale Ferrier of Quebec, authorities said. Ferrier was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, where she is expected to appear in federal court...
When Does SEC Football Season Start? Week 4 Schedule as Conference Returns
The 88th SEC season gets underway on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET after a two-week delay because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Who is Huck Finnigan on Netflix’s ‘Ratched’? Meet Charlie Carver
There's a good chance you've seen this sweetheart before.
How to Register to Vote in the 2020 Election
Rules on voter registration, including deadlines, vary by state ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Man Threatened to Sneeze on Hospital Staff After Being Asked to Wear Mask
Jerad Oldham, 40, was arrested after he allegedly threatened staff and damaged property at a hospital in Newton, Iowa.
Romney backs vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee
Romney's support for moving forward with the confirmation process provides crucial backing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
NFL Hits 3 Coaches And Teams With Large Fines For Not Wearing Face Masks
The coaches include Pete Carroll, Kyle Shanahan and Vic Fangio. League rules state that anyone in the bench area "shall be required to wear masks at all times."
Coronavirus Task Force Shifted From Science to Trump's Personal Agenda, Former Pence Aide Says
"Suddenly, the course of what we were doing had changed, because that wasn't really what the president wanted," Olivia Troye said.
Rescuers battle to save whales stranded in Australia
Rescuers raced to save nearly 200 whales stuck in a remote Australian harbor on Tuesday, hoping to minimize the death toll of a mass stranding that has already killed 90 whales. At least 25 have been freed so far.
NASA details how $28B will be spent to return astronauts to the moon in 2024
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that the full $28 billion is needed for the Artemis moon program, designed to return astronauts to the moon by 2024.
Fenty Beauty takes 25 percent off makeup brushes and more for flash sale
We know you love your Fenty Beauty makeup collection. And the brand’s latest flash sale is just what you need to add some additional Rihanna-approved goodies to your beauty game. During the two-day event, you’ll find discounts on its popular brushes, sponges and more.  Whether you’re looking for blending brushes or mirrors, you can stock...
5 Years After 'Pizza Rat,' New Yorker Films This Mountain of Rats in Broad Daylight
The rats were feasting on bird seeds on the Lower East Side.
90 whales dead in mass stranding off Tasmania coast
Rescue teams from the Tasmanian Marine Conservation Program had managed to set free 25 whales on Tuesday.
Trump tells UN to hold China accountable for coronavirus pandemic
President Trump on Tuesday told the United Nations that it must hold China accountable for its failure to contain the coronavirus in the early days of the pandemic -- and declared the World Health Organization "controlled" by Beijing.
Anti-Pornhub petition reaches 2.1M signatures after platform facilitated spread of minor porn: Report
A petition to "shut down Pornhub" has reached more than 2.1 million signatures after an Alabama man was arrested and charged with producing porn with a minor through the website.
In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote
For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections
Who is pregnant on ‘Vanderpump Rules’?
Baby fever has invaded Bravo.
Both deputies shot during Compton ambush have been released from the hospital
Both of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who were shot during an apparent ambush attack in Compton, California, have been released from the hospital, the sheriff's department said Monday night.
You can finally pre-order the new Xbox Series X—but they will sell out fast
You can pre-order Microsoft's new Xbox Series X at Amazon, Walmart, Target and more—if you hurry.
Trump tweets that Supreme Court nominee to be announced Saturday
Trump said Monday he’s considering five women to replace the liberal icon, including federal judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa.
Shannen Doherty's '90210' co-star Jason Priestley calls her 'a fighter' amid breast cancer battle
Shannen Doherty's "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star Jason Priestley has provided an update on the actress as she continues to battle breast cancer.
Halloween is upon us and the CDC has some suggestions this year to keep safe from COVID-19
Many traditional Halloween activities are a risk to spreading COVID-19, so here are some suggestions the CDC has stay safe this spooky season.