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HBO Max Renews ‘Legendary’ For Season 2
The renewal news comes the same day that the final two episodes drop on HBO Max.
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WHO warns COVID-19 pandemic is ‘accelerating’ and ‘getting worse’
The director general of the World Health Organization warned this week that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating and the virus has not reached its peak worldwide. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the statement at a weekly webinar Tuesday as he announced the UN was forming a panel to evaluate its response and the response of...
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Wells Fargo preparing to cut thousands of jobs: report
Wells Fargo is preparing to cut thousands of jobs starting later this year, Bloomberg Law reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company’s plans will eventually result in eliminating tens of thousands of positions due to pressure to “dramatically reduce costs”, the report said. Wells Fargo, the fourth-largest US lender by assets, is...
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Thailand approves bills that would legalize same-sex partnerships
BANGKOK — Thailand’s Cabinet has approved two draft bills that would give same-sex unions legal status similar to that of heterosexual marriages. The draft Civil Partnership Act and amendments of the Civil and Commercial Code will be sent to Parliament soon for approval, deputy government spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek said after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting. The Civil...
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Missouri sleepaway camp closes after 82 kids, staff get COVID-19
A Missouri sleepaway camp has shut down after more than 80 kids and staffers became infected with the coronavirus, health officials said.
'Madden 21' gives this rookie quarterback the highest rating
EA Sports’ “Madden 21” released the ratings of the NFL’s rookie quarterbacks on Thursday.
COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing…
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Georgia teen charged with killing her 66-year-old grandmother
A Georgia teen has been charged with murdering her grandmother, authorities said. Alisha Kianna Pompey, 17, was arrested early Monday after Fayette County deputies found the teen’s grandmother, 66-year-old Dorothy Pompey, dead in the family’s residence at the Four Seasons Mobile Home Park, The Citizen reports. Deputies were sent to the location for a medical...
Kyle Richards: Our family was devastated after Paris Hilton’s sex tape
The Richards-Hilton clan was rocked by Paris Hilton's 2004 sex tape scandal.
Tourist rescued after being stranded in airport over 100 days due to coronavirus restrictions
A tourist has reportedly been rescued after being stranded in an airport for more than 100 days due to coronavirus travel restrictions, which saw him unable to return home. Roman Trofimov of Estonia was traveling from Bangkok on March 20 on an AirAsia flight when he landed at Manila airport in the Philippines, The Sun...
Joe Girardi’s unexpected Yankee Stadium return will be ‘odd’
Joe Girardi returns to Yankee Stadium later this month as the Phillies’ manager for an exhibition game against the team he helped win three World Series from 1996-99 as a player and managed from 2008-17, winning the World Series in 2009. “I think it’ll be odd because I’m not used to going in the other...
Former US attorney for SDNY Geoffrey Berman testifies at House Judiciary Committee
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman is testifying behind closed doors on Capitol Hill Thursday over his firing by Attorney General Bill Barr last month.
Prince Harry doppelgänger will make you double-take
This guy had gotten himself in some “Harry” situations. Henry Morley, a 31-year-old car mechanic in Malton, UK, looks so much like Prince Harry that he gets stopped everywhere he goes — despite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping down as senior royals. One woman in London even thought this “Harry” was the real-life...
Shop work-from-home wardrobe picks during Uniqlo's Biggest Savings Ever sale
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Florida faces surge in virus cases as Disney World starts to reopen
The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are welcoming some passholders for a "preview" and will officially reopen on Saturday.
The Supreme Court’s unanimous — and biting — rebuke of one of Trump’s many ‘absolute’ claims
Trump claimed absolute immunity from state investigations. Chief Justice John Roberts noted that not even his solicitor general would back that up -- and even the two dissenting justices acknowledged his argument was bunk.
Millions in small business aid went to "hate groups"
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Novak Djokovic accuses critics of 'witch hunt' following failed tennis tournament: 'Someone has to take the fall'
Novak Djokvic says he’s the scapegoat for many after he was heavily criticised this past month for planning a charity tennis tournament in the middle of a pandemic which saw him, and several other tennis pros test positive for COVID-19.
Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search
Local police said the body of the missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, Seoul, has been found.
Seoul's mayor found dead, hours after he was reported missing
The mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul has been found dead hours after he was reporting missing by his daughter, police have confirmed.
AP Explains: Confederate flags draw differing responses
Public pressure amid protests over racial inequality forced Mississippi to furl its Confederate-inspired state flag for good, yet Georgia’s flag is based on another Confederate design and lives on
Naya Rivera: See the 'Glee' actress through the years
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Drunken African Migrants Assault Mayor on Greek Island
A group of intoxicated African migrants has been accused of harassing and assaulting the mayor of Eastern Samos on the island of Samos after being asked to leave a city square.
Belgians are taking staycations in hanging tree tents
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The Long, Perilous Route Thousands Of Indians Have Risked For A Shot At Life In U.S.
The journey from India can zigzag to Russia, the Mideast, the Caribbean and Central America. U.S. Border Patrol figures show more than 7,600 Indians were detained on the U.S.-Mexico border last year.
Gary Larson of ‘The Far Side’ publishes his first new cartoons in 25 years
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Kendra Wilkinson joins Kyle Richards’ husband’s real estate agency
The "Girl Next Door" can now sell you the home next door.
Planned Parenthood Says 'We Stand with Black Women' After Kanye West Says They 'Do the Devil's Work'
“We stand with Black women,” said Planned Parenthood in response to rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West, who said that the abortion mill’s facilities exist in cities on behalf of “white supremacists to do the devil’s work.” “We stand with
California security guard charged with murder after shooting customer who didn’t wear a mask
A California security guard was charged with murder Wednesday after prosecutors say he shot a 50-year-old man at a supermarket because he was not wearing a mask.
How John Roberts Pulled Off a Balancing Act in Trump’s Subpoena Cases
The chief justice won’t make Trump king. But his compromises mean Congress may never see the president’s financial records.
Rudy Giuliani says he called the police on Sacha Baron Cohen following attempted prank
Rudy Giuliani called the NYPD when “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen — wearing a spangly pink bikini — tried to prank him into a spoof interview.
Patriots’ Julian Edelman wants ‘uncomfortable’ talk with DeSean Jackson
In the wake of DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic social media posts, Patriots star receiver Julian Edelman has offered up his thoughts on the matter. Edelman, who is Jewish, took to Twitter Thursday to say he wants to have “uncomfortable conversations” with Jackson about the anti-Semitic quote falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler he shared earlier this week....
Smoked rib tips? South L.A.'s Ribtown BBQ stands apart for Southern-style pit barbecue
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Coronavirus screenings, masks, remote learning included in schools' reopen plans
As schools across the country are facing the difficult decision in how to educate students during the coronavirus pandemic, many states are offering guidance on reopening in the fall.
Peacock Premium to Feature More Than 175 Premier League Matches
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Trump Is Successfully Running Out the Clock
Fifty-five days ago, President Trump was supposed to file his annual personal financial disclosures, which give a broad snapshot of his money situation. The White House gave its employees 45 extra days to file the report, citing the coronavirus pandemic, making the new deadline June 29.That was 10 days ago, and Trump still hasn’t released the disclosure. The White House told The New York Times that the president had been given another 45 days, again because of the pandemic, but that “intends to file as soon as possible.”Don’t hold your breath, and don’t place any big bets on seeing the documents before November 3. The Trump White House has perfected the art of foot-dragging, producing a regime in which the president is ostensibly required to do certain things as a matter of transparency and accountability—but in reality, has wide leeway to avoid it. In theory, rule of law stands. In practice, where it stands is outside the door, rapping fiercely but fruitlessly to come in.[David A. Graham: Trump’s defeat on tax returns signals a big problem for the president]Two major Supreme Court decisions released Thursday, both related to the president’s financial disclosures, have the same effect. In legal terms, the justices delivered a pair of devastating blows to Trump’s lawyers, rejecting attempts by the president to prevent the House of Representatives and the Manhattan district attorney from subpoenaing his tax records. Neither case was especially close: In both cases, seven of the nine justices ruled against the president (with some differences), including both of Trump’s appointees to the Court, while the other two were also skeptical of some of his key claims.These decisions affirm the rule of law, asserting that the president is, at the end of the day, like any other American citizen, and does not have the sweeping immunity he claimed. But they are more blows against the executive in general than they are against Trump himself, at least for now. In both cases, the Court’s rulings send cases back to lower courts, where they are likely to simmer until after Election Day. In the Manhattan case, the decision opens the door for the president’s lawyers to register new objections. Even if that moves quickly, it’s probably too late for a prosecutor to get the documents and bring a serious case before the election. In the House case, the justices remanded back to the lower courts, which also means more legal wrangling—at a time when Congress’s work is probably nearly finished until after voting.[David A. Graham: Trump’s obstruction letter]It’s too cynical to say that what happens after the election doesn’t matter. Perhaps Trump will someday face criminal liability for financial crimes in New York, although no charges have yet been brought. (There are allegations of widespread past fraud, including some bolstered by documents provided to the Times by Mary Trump, the president’s niece, who will next week publish a tell-all memoir.) But a delayed decision surely matters less: It deprives voters of information they might use to cast their ballots in November, and if Trump wins a second term, he will never be directly accountable to voters again.As for the financial disclosure, it’s unclear whether there’s any way to compel Trump to release that in a timely manner, either. Congress or some other entity could try suing, which would send the matter right to court, where it would be promptly bottled up, probably past November. As I have written, the court system has not recognized the urgency of dealing with a president who has little regard for rule of law, choosing instead to operate on the same dilatory schedule it usually does.[David A. Graham: Trump has successfully gamed the courts]One of Trump’s greatest insights into the presidency has been the power of simply saying no. (It’s not a privilege he affords others.) Since Democrats took over the House in 2019, they have attempted a range of oversight measures, many of them straightforwardly political but within their traditional power. In response, the White House has generally just refused to follow its legal obligations. One thread led to the Mazar’s case. Another led to Trump’s impeachment. The administration did blink on both releasing aid to Ukraine and then releasing a summary of a call with the Ukrainian president, but it refused to cooperate with the process of impeachment. White House lawyers bluntly announced their intention to stonewall, and while that earned the president an additional count of impeachment for obstruction, it sort of worked: The House didn’t get to hear from all the witnesses or see all the documents it wanted. (Of course, even if it had, it’s unlikely it would have changed the outcome of the Senate trial—although the information it obtained or shared might have altered public perceptions.)The White House has simply said no in other cases, too. Adviser Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly broken the Hatch Act and should be fired, according to the Office of Special Counsel, but the only person who can actually fire her is Trump, and he naturally hasn’t done so. (“Let me know when the jail sentence starts,” Conway smirked.)Congress has no answer for a president who operates in bad faith, except impeachment—and as the Senate’s hasty dismissal of charges demonstrated, that only works if both houses are acting in good faith themselves. The courts have no answer either. All the public gets is some legal rulings that seem good on paper, and a government-accountability koan: If the president has to disclose certain things but no one can force him to do so in a timely fashion, does he really have to disclose them?
Pelosi says Supreme Court declared Trump 'not above the law' in financial records ruling
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said that the Supreme Court has declared that President Donald Trump is "not above the law," after the court blocked House Democrats from accessing the President's financial records, but ruled that the President is not immune from a subpoena for his financial documents from a New York prosecutor.
‘Old Left’ Condemns ‘New Left’ Authoritarian Transgender Culture
Activist groups that claim to support lesbians and gays appear to be spending more of their time these days protecting the transgender industry that has grown up around the new progressive wish list item of eradicating identification by biological sex.
Goats spotted outside barbershop during coronavirus lockdown: 'A really fitting moment'
A photographer in Wales took hilarious photos of four goats that appeared to line up outside a closed barbershop, British news agency SWNS reports.
The pandemic has forced me into an endless staycation
I'm in a place so familiar that it starts to feel strange. And I miss going somewhere, anywhere, far away.
Florida lawyer wears hazmat suit to court amid coronavirus spike
The lawyer had an important sentencing hearing for his client and the recent COVID-19 surge wasn't going to stop him.
The driver has been charged in the death of a Seattle protester who was hit by a car
A man has been charged in the death of Summer Taylor, a 24-year-old protester who was struck by a vehicle during a demonstration early Saturday in Seattle.
U.S. Army Message: 'Make America Great Again,' Columbus Day Are Signs of 'White Supremacy'
A U.S. Army email, sent after the Fourth of July to its military and civilian members, included a graphic which claimed saying the phrase "Make America Great Again," was evidence of "white supremacy."
Why Trump loves to sue people
President Donald Trump has a habit of lashing out legally against those who go against him, whether it is former national security adviser John Bolton, or his own niece, Mary Trump. Chris Cillizza explains the pattern behind Trump's legal actions.
UFC star Mike Perry allegedly caught in wild bar fight video
Mike Perry appeared to punch an elderly man and use racial slurs at a Texas restaurant Tuesday night in a video that was publicized on Wednesday. In the video, the UFC welterweight can be seen exiting the restaurant during a dispute with other patrons. Perry argued that another diner – not the man he punched...
Patriots' Julian Edelman offers to take DeSean Jackson to Holocaust Museum after anti-Semitic posts
New England Patriots star Julian Edelman addressed DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic social media posts on Thursday and offered to take the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to the Holocaust museum.
Julian Edelman Invites DeSean Jackson to Holocaust Memorial Museum
One of the NFL's few Jewish players has offered to take Desean Jackson to a very special place, to show him the kind of terrible results rampant antisemitism can produce.