U.S. Judge Says Mississippi Abortion Law ‘Smacks of Defiance’

(JACKSON, Miss.) — A federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The new law puts a cutoff point for abortion at about six weeks, when many women may not yet know they’re pregnant. U.S. District Judge Carlton…
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Zach Braff gets tattoo tribute to late friend Nick Cordero
“In loving memory to the greatest,” tattoo artist Dr. Woo wrote alongside a photo of the touching tribute.
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WWE legend Marty Jannetty claims self-defense from ‘rape’ amid police probe
After an apparent murder confession in a since-deleted Facebook post sparked a police investigation in Georgia, former WWE star Marty Jannetty claimed he was defending himself from someone who was trying to sexually assault him. “I almost got raped. If I couldn’t have handled myself, that dude would’ve raped me,” the 60-year-old Jannetty said in...
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Review: Few pandemic movies can match the hypnotic power of Amy Seimetz's 'She Dies Tomorrow'
Kate Lyn Sheil and Jane Adams star in this psychological horror thriller by way of an absurdist comedy.
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Michael Porter’s NBA bubble: Crazy theories, breakout performances
Michael Porter Jr. is the controversial young star breaking out in the bubble. The 22-year old previously came under fire when he spread meritless coronavirus conspiracies, saying it was used to “control” the population. In Orlando, however, it’s Porter who has been in control. The No. 14 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Porter missed...
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Creem magazine’s wild misfit days of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll
The office of Creem magazine was as unruly as the music that its writers covered.
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Warner Henry, donor who helped to build L.A.'s classical music scene, dies
With wife Carol, Warner Henry gave millions of dollars to support classical music organizations large and small.
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New York suing to dissolve NRA is 'one of the dumbest mistakes' you can make in election year: Ari Fleischer
The New York attorney general is “one of the most partisan figures,” said Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer on Thursday, as he criticized Letitia James' move to try to dissolve the National Rifle Association.
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‘We Have to Use Our Voice.’ Desus and Mero Are Committed to Amplifying the Black Lives Matter Movement
Comedians Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have been using their platform to support the Black Lives Matter Movement. "We have this platform. We have to use our voice," Desus says. "What other talkshow is ending saying arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor?"
Nick Kyrgios’ new girlfriend revealed in awkward TV moment
Social media reveals aren’t the only way to put one’s personal life on display. Take Nick Kyrgios, who learned that lesson in an awkward fashion on Thursday, when an ex-girlfriend became an unexpected topic of discussion on an Australian broadcast, according to “Nick, you look incredibly happy, the happiest I’ve ever seen you and...
Over half of Americans only interested in domestic travel, survey finds
Home is where the heart and tourism dollars are.
Trump: Biden’s ‘junkie’ remark was ‘a great insult to the black community’
President Trump on Thursday slammed Joe Biden for asking a black journalist if he was a “junkie.” “It was a great insult to the black community,” Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn as he departed for a trip to Ohio. Biden, 77, snapped on Wednesday when asked by CBS correspondent Errol Barnett...
Brian Hook, US special envoy for Iran, to step down; Elliott Abrams to take post
Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, is leaving his post, the State Department announced Thursday, just as the Trump administration is attempting to rally the international community to extend a soon-to-expire arms embargo on the regime in Tehran.
Sen. Kennedy: What I learned from Sally Yates hearing is that 'she doesn't want to answer the questions'
Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates did not want to answer questions or admit to her negligence in the Russia probe during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, said Republican Sen. John Kennedy on Thursday.
Singer-Songwriter Lauv on Turning to Music and Coping in Quarantine
Lauv released his debut album, How I’m Feeling, on March 6. Just a few weeks later, the world began to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lauv is a singer-songwriter whose intimate, downtempo pop has made him a go-to artist on streaming platforms and as a featured voice for artists like Troye Sivan, BTS…
Report: NYC Prosecutor Received President Trump’s Financial Records From Deutsche Bank
(NEW YORK) — The New York prosecutor who has been fighting, unsuccessfully so far, to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns had better luck last year getting a bank to turn over his financial records. The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance sent a subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank as part of…
DHS Wolf defends the federal agents in Portland
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf is on Capitol Hill defending the presence of federal agents in Portland, Oregon. (Aug. 6)
Trump weighs executive orders, convention speech
President Donald Trump is heading to Ohio, forced to play defense in states he led comfortably months ago. Trump plans to promote the economic prosperity that much of the nation enjoyed before the coronavirus pandemic. (Aug. 6)
'Fresh Air' Remembers Veteran Journalist Pete Hamill
Hamill, who died Aug. 5, was a columnist and editor at the New York Post and the New York Daily News, covering wars, crime and the people of NYC's boroughs. Originally broadcast in '94, '08 and '11.
Angelina Jolie steps out in Off-White facemask
It's the ultimate COVID-19 streetwear.
KT McFarland: What Sally Yates got wrong about my phone call with Flynn
Sally Yates spoke this week with great conviction about a phone call I had with the National Security Adviser-designate General Flynn.
‘I Want to Do What I Can.’ Lili Reinhart on Recognizing Privilege and Making Change
Lili Reinhart isn’t just Betty Cooper from Riverdale—although that role on the CW hit, now entering its fifth season, made her a household name for a generation of fans. Reinhart, who also appeared in 2019’s Hustlers, is ready to make a broader mark in the entertainment world through work as a producer and an author.…
Keke Palmer set to host MTV VMAs 2020 in Brooklyn
They’re gonna be having a real Keke at this year’s VMAs.
New York Attorney General Sues NRA Over Allegations of Financial Misspending
NRA President Carolyn Meadows said the group was counter-suing the New York attorney general’s office
Trump "optimistic" about a COVID-19 vaccine near Election Day
Public health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, do not expect a vaccine to be available to the public before 2021.
Washington Grinds To a Halt, Leaving Americans’ Mounting Problems Unsolved
There are times when everyone in Washington puts their best face forward and projects optimism. As unemployment insurance drops out from under millions of Americans, evictions are no longer banned and even post offices have become an endangered species, this is not one of them. Lawmakers are locked in bitter and increasingly personal negotiations over…
Ask a Reporter: Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel on covering schools during a pandemic
Join us at 1 p.m. August 12 with reporters Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel to talk about their education reporting during the coronavirus pandemic.
Congressman with Covid says it's 'terrible' Capitol Hill has no testing program
A Republican congressman from Illinois who has tested positive for Covid-19 said Thursday the lack of a coronavirus testing program on Capitol Hill is "terrible."
Scientists puzzled after Paraguayan lagoon turns purple on one side, remains blue on other
Scientists in Paraguay have been investigating how one side of the divided Cerro Lagoon turned purple and began emitting a foul odor months ago, while the other side has remained blue.
Growing number of nations consider TikTok ban over China ties
President’s Trump looming TikTok ban may only be the beginning of the popular video app’s headaches, as a growing number of nations are becoming suspicious of its ties to China. US ally Australia is reportedly looking at TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company ByteDance to see whether it poses a security threat to the country’s 25 million...
2020 Atlantic hurricane season has broken records, NOAA now says there may be more storms than names
Nine named storms already in the books have broken records for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, but government forecasters said Thursday that even stormier conditions are on the horizon that could push the limit on traditional storm names.
Bring the Fancy Juice Bar Experience to Your Kitchen With This Juicer, Now on Sale
The Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus is now 20 percent off.
Dr. Jill Biden tells "CBS Sunday Morning" she will continue to teach if her husband is elected president
Preview: Vice president Joe Biden also talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his wife, their family, and grieving the loss of their son
Fred Fleitz: If Biden skips debates with Trump here's how our enemies will read it
The presidential debates are especially important this year.
French President Macron: No blank checks will be given
French President Emmanuel Macron took aim at Lebanon's political class while speaking to reporters at Residence des Pins, the French ambassador's house in Beirut, Lebanon.
MTV unveils Keke Palmer as host of this year's virtual VMAs
Keke Palmer will host MTV's Video Music Awards virtual ceremony later this month, which will feature performances from BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin.
What Time Will ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Episode 2 Premiere?
The USS Cerritos' adventure is far from over.
The new 'Secret Garden' is a depressing remake you probably don't need right now
A new version of the children's tale "The Secret Garden," starring Colin Firth, is available on demand this weekend. Should you watch?
Criticism Won’t Help Kids Form Healthy Relationships With Food
How to get a grandma obsessed with body image to stop talking about weight in front of her impressionable grandkids.
Rolling Stones: 'Normal People' breakout Paul Mescal stars in band's new 'Scarlet' video
Fresh off an acting Emmy nomination, "Normal People" star Paul Mescal takes the lead in the Rolling Stones' new music video for "Scarlet."
New York Attorney General Seeks to Dissolve the NRA
The lawsuit follows the blueprint that took down the Trump Foundation.
Trump suggests NRA move headquarters to Texas after NY AG files suit
President Trump said Thursday that the National Rifle Association should “move to Texas” in response to a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James. “That’s a very terrible thing that just happened. I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life,” Trump told reporters at the...
Everlane's new bike shorts are a must-wear for summer workouts and beyond
Leggings in summer? No, thanks. Enter Everlane's latest activewear innovation: the Perform Bike Short, the Perform Legging's little sister, released earlier this summer. And like their longer counterparts, these shorts are sure to become not only an activewear staple but also a casual wardrobe go-to in general.
Vogue photographer: 'My images are about hope'
Christiane speaks with Misan Harriman, who made history as the first Black photographer to shoot the cover for British Vogue's all-important September Issue.
Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than 20 years ago
A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.
Ozzie Guillén calls Nick Swisher 'fake': 'I hate (him) with my heart'
Ozzie Guillén, former MLB manager, did not enjoy the one season he spent managing Nick Swisher. "I hate Nick Swisher with my heart," Guillén said.
Florida zoo takes in dozens of sea turtle hatchlings during Isaias but says they 'don't need to be here'
A zoo in Florida took in dozens of sea turtles after Tropical Storm Isaias brushed Florida's coastline over the weekend, but said many of them didn’t need to be rescued in the first place.
NBCUniversal ousts top exec Paul Telegdy amid misconduct probe
Comcast’s NBCUniversal division has ousted top exec Paul Telegdy amid a misconduct investigation that was spurred by an explosive report by The Hollywood Reporter last week. Telegdy, the chairman of NBC Entertainment who has overseen hit shows like “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice,” had been earmarked to spearhead one of NBCUniversal’s new business units...
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers still without power after Isaias
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers were still without power Thursday after Tropical Storm Isaias unleashed its wrath this week – and some may not get the juice back until Sunday. About 549,000 residents statewide remained powerless as a result of the Tuesday afternoon storm, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters during a conference call Thursday...