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    The family of Breonna Taylor said on Thursday they expect charges to be filed 'sooner rather than later', but the Attorney General is still waiting on ballistics from the FBI 150 days after she was shot dead by three officers in Kentucky. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, as well as co-counsel Lonita Baker, stood outside the Kentucky federal courthouse with Tamika Palmer, Breonna's mother, and aunt to discuss the meeting they had Wednesday with city officials.   Crump announced that they expected charges to be filed against the three plainsclothes officers who shot dead Breonna inside her home soon. In doing so, he urged Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to take more action and be aggressive in his pursuit of justice. ...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday predicted that Sen. Kamala Harris would be a failure as former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate. “I read today that she is very short on facts,” Trump said. “I think she’s going to be a big failure.” The president spoke about Harris at a press conference at the White House after the California senator joined Biden for their first rally together on Wednesday afternoon. Trump said he was surprised by Biden’s decision to choose Harris, citing their uncomfortable moments on the debate stage during the Democrat presidential primary. “[T]here was nobody more insulting to Biden than she was,” he said. Trump recalled that Harris said she believed women who accused Biden of inappropriate behavior....
    President Trump once again made his opposition to mass mail-in voting clear, saying involuntary absentee ballots will lead to a "rigged election." Several states have been considering sending out mail-in ballots for the 2020 election to prevent large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, who has previously incorrectly stated mail-in voting will lead to fraud, also said it will make it easier for foreign interference after U.S. intelligence assessed China, Russia, and Iran are targeting the upcoming election. "This whole thing with this mail-in ballot, that’s a rigged election waiting to happen," Trump said Tuesday on Fox News's Hannity. "It’s rigged, and everyone knows it. Because you can’t send out 16 million mail-in ballots to everybody, who knows who’s...
    Hollywood celebrities along with famous sports stars and singers tweeted their approval at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick of California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election.  The history-making pick will see Harris become the first Black woman and first Asian American on any major-party ticket.  LeBron James and Taylor Swift were among the big names taking to Twitter to voice their approval of Biden's choice for November.    'Love to see and support it!' the Los Angeles Lakers forward said, tweeting a series of clapping emojis. Taylor Swift simply tweeted 'YES' to Harris' own announcement on Twitter earlier in the day. Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James tweeted his support for the the vice...
    CNN host Van Jones offered strong praise for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden‘s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) who he hailed as having inherited the “incredible legacy” of African-American women, adding that the finalized Democratic ticket will be “formidable.” CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, hosting the program, began by laying out the attacks that have been lobbed at Harris by President Donald Trump. “I thought it was notable, Van, that the president took a swipe at [Sen.] Elizabeth Warren, used the term “Pocahontas” again, which is obviously a racially offensive term, and is using that kind of racially offensive language on the same day that Joe Biden is making history in selecting an African-American woman to be on his...
    President Donald Trump continues to argue in favor of proceeding with the 2020 college football season amid the pandemic, saying that players would not be at risk from coronavirus infection because they are in 'extraordinary shape.' 'You're not going to see people dying,' Trump told conservative Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis on Tuesday. 'And many people get it and they have — like kids they get it they have the sniffles. Young kids, almost none have a serious problem with it. 'I mean literally, you look, I think they said the state of California almost nobody that's young had a — like zero had a serious problem with this disease,' he continued. 'They get better very quickly, if they get...
    Cade Courtley, a former Navy SEAL and host of “Can You Survive This Podcast?” spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about surviving 2020, political unrest throughout the country and more. “I was asked — when we first found out we had a pandemic — and so many people were like, ‘what should we do? What’s going on?'” Courtley said, “I said, ‘look, relax. This will run its course. The thing that scares me is when the frustration and the desperation start coming out and we start seeing civil unrest. That’s the part you need to be concerned with.” Courtley explained further, “people are desperate. People are scared. People are angry. But folks, that does not give you the right...
    RUMORS are swirling that Clare Crawley, Becca Kufrin and Tayshia Adams will all be the Bachelorettes running the new season. A Bachelor insider named thatsuitcaseguy on Twitter claims that producers are working out the details for the new season of The Bachelorette and that there will be three engagements. 11The new season of the Bachelorette had to halt filmingCredit: ABC Here is more on the new Bachelorette rumors and how the season will look. When was Clare Crawley announced as the Bachelorette and what happened during filming? Clare Crawley was announced as the new Bachelorette in March just before the coronavirus pandemic halted production plans for the season. The new season was set to film that month and air in...
    A former Bush administration official has released audio of his conversation from Jan. 10, 2017, with Stefan Halper, a former Cambridge professor who was an FBI source during the Trump-Russia probe. Halper told Steven Schrage that Michael Flynn, the incoming national security adviser, was likely not “going to be around long.”  Schrage says he found the comment peculiar because Flynn became the target of intense media scrutiny two days later, after classified details of his conversations with a Russian diplomat were leaked to The Washington Post. Schrage, who studied under Halper at Cambridge, has revealed other details about his interactions with the longtime FBI source.  A professor who served as an FBI informant during the investigation of the...
    The Lebanese bride featured in a video filmed during the Tuesday blast in Beirut says she's happy to be alive. In the video, which has been shared widely after the explosion that killed 135 people, Israa Seblani can be seen smiling as a camera swoops in on her before the blast shakes the area and sends the cameraman scrambling for cover. “What happened during the explosion here — there is no word to explain," Seblani told Reuters on Wednesday. "I was shocked, I was wondering what happened, am I going to die? How am I going to die?” Unlucky Lebanese bride poses for photos right before massive #Beirut explosion (Video courtesy of Mahmoud Nakib)https://t.co/4OiK9KOWz9#BeirutBlast pic.twitter.com/mqkeHUxK4L— Yeni Şafak English (@yenisafakEN) August...
    President Donald Trump made more optimistic predictions today about the coronavirus, which he insisted was 'going away' as he again called to reopen schools and added conditions would improve by November. 'This thing’s going away. It will go away like things go away and my view is that schools should reopen,' Trump said.  Trump made the upbeat statements in a call-in interview on Fox News, where he looked beyond mentions of the daily death count - information he also was presented with in an Axios interview Monday. 'This thing’s going away. It will go away like things go away and my view is that schools should reopen,' President Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday He forecast improvements by...
    Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Michigan football has been hosed when it comes to its Big Ten schedule.Michigan football fans can’t feel great about when the Ohio State football game is being played. Under normal circumstances, these two arch rivals meet in the early afternoon window two days after Thanksgiving, alternating between Ann Arbor, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio. With the Big Ten releasing its 2020 conference-only season schedule, Michigan fans have to be furious about when they draw the Buckeyes this year. Things can’t be going over well in Ann Arbor right now. The Big Ten has released their schedule. • 10-game, conference-only schedule • Begins Labor Day weekend • Each team has two bye...
    Small but mighty, a Washington florist battles back in the pandemic How to Thaw Ground Beef So It Defrosts in Time for Dinner Roy Jones Jr. said he has to be prepared for Mike Tyson going for a brutal, early knockout in their exhibition © Provided by INSIDER Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson. Getty/Donat Sorokin/Randy Shropshire Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are taking part in an eight-round boxing exhibition in California on September 12. The bout is not a professional sanctioned event and will not count on the official records of the former heavyweight boxing world champions. The California State Athletic Commission is overseeing the event, and commissioner Andy Foster has warned the former fighters not...
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) predicted President Donald Trump would lose his reelection bid in November. When asked about President Donald Trump declining to praise the late Rep. John Lewis in an interview with Axios, Harris said, “We have a president who is petty. He’s petty. But also, there is something about Donald Trump that is just the antithesis of what we want as an American leader and as our president, which is we want a president who has a generosity of spirit. There’s nothing about Donald Trump that is generous. He’s generous to himself, but he has no generosity toward an icon, a hero, who has been described as a saint, John Lewis, or the American people...
    Mary Elizabeth Williams August 3, 2020 7:00PM (UTC) Comedians may be the one group that can reliably incite the ire of conservatives and liberals, triggering snowflakes of every conceivable stripe. As veteran comic Judy Gold points out in her self-explanatorily titled new book "Yes I Can Say That: And F**k U If U Can't Take a Joke," performers as diverse as Dave Chappelle, Michelle Wolfe and Kathy Griffin have become targets of outrage and boycotts from very different audiences but essentially for the same reason — saying things that make people uncomfortable. Which is pretty much the job description.  Salon recently talked to Gold — who is safely doing her comedy outdoors this summer in Provincetown — about parenting, her new...
    Senior MSNBC reporter Mike Barnicle said Monday that a close presidential election will produce uncertainty, “so we all have to pray” that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins “a landslide.” “And now with this whole furor over mail-in votes, we could be sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner not really knowing specifically who the president-elect of the United States is,” Barnicle told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “So we all have to pray that there’s going to be a landslide for Joe Biden in order to avoid this conflict.” President Donald Trump has railed against mail-in ballots as a source of fraud and has claimed their use will be the “scandal of our times.” Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has floated a...
    Microsoft says it is 'prepared to explore purchase of TikTok' in the United States after its CEO spoke to Donald Trump following his threat to ban the app.   The news comes after Trump told reporters onboard Air Force One on Friday that he would issue an order for social media platform TikTok to be banned in the United States as early as Saturday.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that the president will take action shortly on Chinese software companies that are feeding data directly to the Beijing government, posing a risk to U.S. national security. 'President Trump has said 'enough' and we're going to fix it and so he will take action in the coming days with...
    Savannah Rychcik August 2, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Scott Gottlieb — former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner for President Donald Trump — is suggesting some parts of the United States are going to have a very difficult time slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Gottlieb was asked if what is happening in the Midwest with the coronavirus is the same as what happened in the Northeast, then South and West. “I think there’s some truth to that. I think there’s a lot of infection around the country. It’s going to be hard to keep the virus out,” Gottlieb said. He added, “Even in the Northeast right now, it’s going to be hard for...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supported President Trump’s proposed ban of social media phenomenon TikTok, explaining to Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” just how use of the app exposes Americans to having their personal information sent straight to the Chinese government. Trump’s call for a ban came amid concerns over the national security risk posed by the app’s collection of personal data, as Microsoft has been in talks to acquire the platform’s U.S. operations. “These Chinese software companies doing business in the United States,” Pompeo said, “are feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party, their national security apparatus. Could be [users’] facial recognition pattern, it could be information about their residence, their phone numbers, their friends, who they’re connected to. Those...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supported President Trump's proposed ban of social media phenomenon TikTok, explaining to Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" just how use of the app exposes Americans to having their personal information sent straight to the Chinese government. Trump's call for a ban came amid concerns over the national security risk posed by the app's collection of personal data, as Microsoft has been in talks to acquire the platform's U.S. operations. TRUMP SAYS HE PLANS TO BAN TIKTOK FROM US “These Chinese software companies doing business in the United States,” Pompeo said, “are feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party, their national security apparatus. Could be [users'] facial recognition pattern, it could be information about their...
    MIAMI (AP) – Ryan Fitzpatrick says he has talked with rookie Tua Tagovailoa about the most anticipated handoff in years for the Miami Dolphins. It will happen when Fitzpatrick gives up the starting job at quarterback. And he’s aware that day is coming. “I don’t know how much time it will be before Tua is in the lineup,” Fitzpatrick said Saturday. “I know I am the placeholder, and we’ve already had that conversation. I’m going to do the best I can to lead this team and to win when I’m out there. Whenever Tua gets his chance, I’m going to be his biggest cheerleader.” That attitude makes the 37-year-old Fitzpatrick an ideal caretaker as the Dolphins groom Tagovailoa to become...
    Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth. I’ve laid out my test for who presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden should pick as his vice presidential running mate, and it’s a simple one: “which vice-presidential candidate gives Joe Biden the best chance of winning.”  When the party needed uniting, I advocated for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is, objectively I’d argue, the single best qualified person to assume the presidency in a worst-case scenario, while her portfolio of plans would give Biden a head-start in reversing the litany of damage the current regime has inflicted in our party. But as both the nationwide social justice movement and the coronavirus pandemic swept the country, the nation’s political picture was reshuffled, and the dynamics of what Biden needed in a vice president to...
    The U.S. general manager of Chinese video sharing app TikTok has said that the service is 'not planning on going anywhere' after President Donald Trump vowed to ban it over security and privacy concerns. 'We're not planning on going anywhere,' said Vanessa Pappas in a video address on TikTok. 'When it comes to safety and security we're building the safest app because it's the right thing to do.' 'We are so proud of all the various communities who call TikTok home,' Pappas said, urging the app's millions of users to 'stand for TikTok.' Pappas claimed that the app employs 15,000 people in America, and plans to add an additional 10,000 jobs in the coming years. It follows Trump's vow to sign...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden concluded a virtual fundraiser with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren by slamming President Donald Trump’s suggestion of an election delay, and warned that “This is going to be a tough road” to unseat Trump in November. At a virtual event Friday night, Biden and Warren spoke for about 45 minutes, and answered questions from supporters. Toward the end of the event, the ex-VP referenced Trump’s much-derided suggestion that Election Day be postponed due to the coronavirus. “Remember, this president went so far to say what I warned he would say four months ago: He thinks maybe we should delay the election,” Biden said, reminding supporters that in April he predicted Trump would try something like...
    This story is part of “Parenting in a Pandemic,” WTOP’s continuing coverage of how parents are dealing with childcare, schooling and more through the coronavirus pandemic. Parenting during a pandemic for many means overseeing virtual learning, and a Northern Virginia child psychiatrist has tips to help the process proceed smoothly. “First and foremost, it’s important to shop for back-to-school supplies,” Dr. Asha Patton-Smith, child and adolescent psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente in Burke said. “For many kids, especially younger kids, that’s a very important aspect of returning to school.” Letting kids participate in either a trip to an office supply store or ordering supplies online for home delivery helps nurture excitement for what’s to come, and helps them adjust and transition...
    President Donald Trump made an ominous prediction as he raged against mail-in voting Friday afternoon during a Q&A with reporters. Trump declared, “this is going to be the greatest election disaster in history.” “The media knows this,” Trump said when railing against the differences between mail-in voting and absentee ballots. “Actually, The Washington Post wrote a great article, of all groups. A week ago, The Washington Post wrote a great article that this is a disaster. This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history.” “And by the way, you guys like to talk about Russia and China and other places, they’ll be able to forge ballots,” Trump continued. “They will forge them, do whatever they have...
    Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.  While working from home, one thing I’ve been missing is working out. Since I can’t go to the gym (social distancing!), I’ve decided to bring the gym to me. Working out at home is a great way to blow off steam, and can be done in so many ways. Whether you’re looking to add yoga to your practice, hoping to roll out some stress, or looking to get toned, here are some picks that have helped me, and the Scouted Staff, stay in shape and in our homes. FOR PRACTICING...
    New York (CNN Business)A doctor's office may be one of the last places people want to visit given concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic. That's why more Americans are flocking to virtual health providers like Teladoc.Teladoc reported after the closing bell Wednesday that its revenue soared 85%, topping Wall Street's forecasts. And the number of virtual doctor visits on the company's platform more than tripled, to nearly 2.8 million. Shares of Teladoc (TDOC) rose 4% on the news Thursday. The stock is now up nearly 170% this year and is not far from an all-time high. CNN Business spoke with Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic Thursday morning about the company's results.Gorevic said that nearly 15% of the company's overall visits during the...
    Jesús García CaleroFOLLOW Updated: 07/29/2020 19: 23h Save In a new chapter of the incomprehensible conflict of the SGAEToday, even a court has been dizzy. In a car that has just been issued by the 46th Court of Madrid has been patent the “war without quarter” in which the associated musicians are still involved to what is known as the “wheel of TV”, which in recent years have been at ease in the entity and which have been about to lead the General Society of Authors and Editors into bankruptcy. Last day 3 a Board of Directors of the SGAE was held in which a General Assembly was called for tomorrow, day 30. It was convened telematically, according to...
    One of the former Minneapolis police officers who stood by as Derek Chauvin crushed the life out of George Floyd has moved to have his charges dismissed on the grounds that he had no way of knowing that a crime was about to take place and the State has not proved that he did, DailyMail.com can reveal. Documents filed today in Hennepin County District Court call for Tou Thao’s charges to be dropped on the basis that they are not supported by probable cause under Minnesota statute. Thao, 34, and fellow officers J Alexander Kueng, 27, and Thomas Lane, 36 were all charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter for their failure...
    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 23: Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers scores a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) With Damien Williams opting out, Clyde Edwards-Helaire will carry the load at running back.Maybe taking a running back in the first round will end up not looking so shocking after all for the Kansas City Chiefs, as 2020 first round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire will now for sure be the RB1 when the Chiefs host the Houston Texans on (hopefully) September 10th. Previously, Damien Williams had a strong chance to be the team’s starting running back due to him being with the team the past two...
      The Big Thing Hey, remember the Super Bowl and being in close proximity to people? (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)  The Bosa family became dramatically richer on Wednesday, as Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa agreed to the largest contract for a defender in the NFL history, a deal that’s worth a reported $135 million with more than $100 million of that guaranteed. It’s hard to argue that Bosa, who has 40 career sacks, isn’t worth that kind of cheddar. But if Joey is worth $135 million, what’s his younger brother, 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, worth? The issue isn’t pressing — Nick Bosa still has three years and a team option remaining on his contract — but...
    Joe Biden is not optimistic that professional sports such as baseball are possible at this point due to the coronavirus pandemic, though he thought that some might be safe. Asked Tuesday whether sports such as Major League Baseball should be allowed to proceed, Biden said: "Well, that is probably not going to be able to happen based on what the leagues themselves are saying." "I mean, you have the Marlins saying we can't do so many people," said the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee after a speech in Wilmington, Delaware. "So, I think they should just follow the science." Also, on Tuesday, MLB suspended the Miami Marlins season due to a coronavirus outbreak among at least 19 members...
    Jake Johnson July 28, 2020 8:59AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. President Donald Trump said Monday that he will not be visiting the U.S. Capitol to pay his respects to the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, who passed away earlier this month after a fight with pancreatic cancer. "No, I won't be going. No," Trump told reporters outside the White House Monday without offering an explanation. : Just days before being sworn in as president in January 2017, Trump described Lewis—who was brutally beaten by police and white supremacists as he worked to advance civil rights in the 1960s—as...
    Matchroom Boxing’s President, Eddie Hearn, has given fans a sneak peek behind Matchroom’s latest boxing facility for upcoming fights. The sprawling plot that used to be Hearn’s residence now serves as the promotion’s main headquarters. The house was purchased by Eddie Hearn’s father 30 years ago. The massive house boasts of a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and a helipad amongst a host of other amenities. Moreover, the property has been used by various Matchroom boxers in a bid to utilize the facilities during their fight camps. Hearn took to Instagram Live and disclosed details on how the ring will be set up. Hearn revealed that the main ring will be set up right in front of the house, with the...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — On Monday, local leaders joined residents as they anxiously awaited details regarding new federal stimulus, hoping it provides much needed relief. Republicans laid out a plan, but Congress remains at odds over the details. CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas explains. “If we do not receive that money, it’s not going to be pretty,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. It’s an all too familiar sight in Newark and beyond: Businesses are closed, some for good, while others struggle, doing their best during the phased re-opening. “Washington has bailed out corporations time after time after time. It’s time to help the people with that same tenacity,” said Ras Baraka, the mayor of Newark. Mayor Baraka joined others to call...
    The 2020 NFL season will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime affair. That is assuming the COVID-19 crisis will not be around when the season starts next year. The ongoing pandemic has forced NFL teams to delay pre-season preparations due to player safety concerns. However, NFL rookies (Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, etc) and franchise quarterbacks have already reported for training last week. The rest of the players on the team roster will report for training from July 28 onwards. Houston Texans take on Super Bowl LIV winners Kansas City Chiefs in the opening game of the 2020 season in September. Here is what Texans head coach – Bill O’Brien – had to say all the young players gunning for an NFL debut...
    NBA posted a post on his Instagram with his wife Cat McDonell Pau Gasol is going to be a father. The Spanish international has announced it on his social networks, specifically on his Instagram. In the publication appears with his wife Cat McDonell in a tender image in which she holds two small baby shoes. The player will be the father for the first time after several years with his current partner. At a time in his career when he is recovering from his injury, now comes great news. “We can’t be happier to add a new member to our family very soon! You are going to be the best mother @ catmcdonnell7. Life is about to take...
    Corderos wife talks on moving into new home Converting a One-Bedroom to a Two-Bedroom: What You Need to Know Bill O’Brien: It’s going to be a difficult year for young players In a typical summer, teams would be able to carry 90 players on their roster through training camp and preseason games before dropping to 53 players before the first week of the regular season. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The NFL looks different amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however. Teams will be limited to 80 players at the start of camp or by August 16 if they choose to work in split squads, there are no preseason games on the schedule and practice time...
    Savannah Rychcik July 26, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Scott Gottlieb — former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner for President Donald Trump — is suggesting testing delays could prohibit schools from opening sooner rather than later amid the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, Gottlieb was asked if issues with testing need to be solved before students can return to the classroom. Gottlieb acknowledged schools do need to reopen, but suggested the only way to do so safely is to make sure the coronavirus does not spread throughout schools. “While we do need to lean forward and try to open our schools because it’s important to children, we need to prevent outbreaks from happening in those schools,” Gottlieb...
    It’s been a rough couple of months for football players and fans alike. However, it seems that the worst is behind us for now after a deal was struck between league officials and the NFLPA on Friday. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA heads, DeMaurice Smith and JC Tretter, came to a conclusion that was suitable for all parties involved. League insider Ian Rapoport appeared on NFL Total Access on Friday with an update on the current situation with training camp updates as well. ALSO READ- Former NFL Man Labels Tampa Bay Buccaneers as One of the ‘Toughest Teams’ this Season NFL insider Ian Rapoport ecstatic over NFL and NFLPA’s new deal NFL network correspondent Ian Rapoport is famous for...
    Agustin Paullier/AFP/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Since landing in Orlando as part of the NBA’s return to play, Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris has spoken to the media about precisely one thing: “Justice for Breonna Taylor.” During a July 20 press conference, he urged Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to “arrest the cops and officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death,” adding, “that is going to be my answer for every question.” Four days later, he confirmed that his postgame interviews—the kind most NBA players routinely go through—would be devoted to justice for Taylor. “Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove need to be held accountable, and we need justice for Breonna...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state is “going to be fine,” even though it is experiencing a surge of coronavirus cases. During a Friday appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the Republican governor said the state hasn’t “conquered” the virus yet and it will “take a little while” to eliminate it. “We are turning the situation in the state of Texas,” he said. “It’s just going to take a little while, but we’re going to be fine.” The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations appears to have stabilized, according to state records. The Texas Department of State Health Services logged 10,600 hospitalizations last week. That number dropped to 8,858 on Thursday. There were also more intensive care unit beds available throughout the state...
    As far as last-minute packing goes, Wild head equipment manager Tony DaCosta wouldn’t dare. Not when he’s preparing for what he hopes becomes the longest road trip of his career. In a perfect world, the Wild, who leave for the NHL playoffs hub city of Edmonton on Sunday, and won’t return to Twin Cities for another 10 weeks. That would mean the deepest of runs in the playoffs. For perspective, the longest road trip of this delayed 2019-20 season to this point has been 10 days. How exactly does a hockey team pack for the potential of being away from home for a couple of months? That’s a good question, and even DaCosta doesn’t have that answer. “There’s been a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Restrictions on indoor dining in Philadelphia will stay in place through at least the beginning of August. That is because the coronavirus continues to grow in the city and around the state. Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said Thursday, “I can guarantee you, this is not going to be Florida.” That has the state and city health officials focused on ways to reverse a concerning trend. Young people crowding into bars and restaurants continues to drive the increase in COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh was named as one of 12 cities around the country with spikes being noted by the White House task force coordinator. “That is why the statewide mitigation efforts taken last week...
    In a Thursday interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) addressed President Donald Trump ordering federal police officers to her city and other cities across the country to help quell ongoing violent protests. Lightfoot warned sending federal agents to Chicago “would be a disaster” and similar to what is happening in Portland, OR, with exacerbating the problem rather than helping. “The reality is sending in federal agents that don’t know Chicago, don’t know our streets, aren’t trained in our use of force, which is de-escalation and only use of deadly force as a last and only result, that would be a disaster,” Lightfoot told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton. “We’ve seen that happen. We see what’s going on in...
    Tottenham confident of landing Pierre-Emile Højbjerg This abandoned time capsule home has been rescued from ruin It is going to be brutal: What to expect as oil and gas majors unveil their second-quarter results "Big Oil" companies witnessed a historic fall in oil and gas prices during the second quarter as coronavirus lockdown restrictions coincided with an unprecedented demand shock. "I think it is going to be brutal and ugly," Kathy Hipple, an analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), told CNBC via telephone. Dividend payouts to shareholders will also be an area of focus for energy market participants. © Provided by CNBC A Surgutneftegas worker near pumpjacks in Surgut Region of the...
    A Surgutneftegas worker near pumpjacks in Surgut Region of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra, in the West Siberian petroleum basin.Alexei Andronov | TASS via Getty Images Oil and gas majors are likely to report "horrendous" second-quarter results over the next two weeks, energy analysts have told CNBC, with the three-month period through to the end of June widely expected to mark the "low point" of 2020. "Big Oil" companies, referring to the world's largest oil and gas majors, witnessed a historic fall in oil and gas prices during the second quarter as coronavirus lockdown restrictions coincided with an unprecedented demand shock. Norway's Equinor will report second-quarter earnings on Friday, with Austria's OMV, Italy's Eni, France's Total and Anglo-Dutch company...
    NFL referees will issue a 15-yard penalty for an illegal facemask on the field -- but now fans in the stands have to be mindful of a new face-mask rule as league officials prepare to start the first season since the coronavirus outbreak. “For those wondering, yes, it is league-wide,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tweeted Wednesday. “Fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings.” Traditionally in football, a facemask has been defined as controlling the mask of another player. “No player shall grasp, control, twist, turn, push, or pull the facemask of an opponent in any direction,” the NFL rules state. “If a player grasps an opponent’s facemask, he must immediately release it. If he...
    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 13: Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers runs against Derion Kendrick #1 of the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Patrick Mahomes are going to get along just fine on the football field this season. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Patrick Mahomes are going to be an interesting pair to watch for the Kansas City Chiefs. In April’s NFL Draft, Kansas City took Edwards-Helaire at No. 32 overall. The youngster had his best season with the LSU Tigers last year, notching 1,414 rushing yards on 6.6 YPC with 16 touchdowns. He also caught...
    Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur wants late actor Sushant Singh Rajput to be remembered forever through a work of his that he has always considered very special. Kapur is hopeful that someday his ambitious film “Paani” will be made, and when that happens he would like to dedicate the film to Sushant’s memory. The filmmaker had signed the late actor as the male lead for the film, but it got shelved. Undekhi Actor Surya Sharma Speaks Up on How He Bagged the Lead Role in Sony LIV’s Crime Show “If you want to journey with the Gods, or your creativity, you have to walk each step in devotion. In humility. God willing #Paani will get made one day. If it does, I...
    Bigg Boss 14 happens to be one of the most loved shows on Indian television. If COVID-19 would have not been all around the globe currently, then atleast a little glimpse of the show’s latest season might have been out for sure. However, the pandemic has ruined many things and all Bigg Boss admirers can only wait and watch. Reportedly, the show is supposed to premiere by the end of September. The report also elaborates that this year the theme would be social distancing considering the current scenario around. Amid this, almost every day something new pops up with regards to the show. Bigg Boss 14: Adhyayan Summan Rubbishes Reports of Participating in Salman Khan’s Reality Show, Says ‘That’s Not My Career...
    UPTOWN — Work to rebuild the north branch of the Red Line has entered an around-the-clock phase, which will last for a month and cause service disruptions in Uptown and Edgewater. Crews for the CTA on Friday began the newest portion of the massive Red-Purple line modernization effort, a project that calls for the replacing of four existing stations and the rebuilding of century-old rail infrastructure between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr. The latest work includes building new rail infrastructure to allow for service during future phases of the project. Rather than confine the heavy construction work to weekends, when ridership is down, the CTA will conduct the work over a four-week period of around-the-clock activity, city transit officials...
    Katy Perry has set the record straight on rumors she asked Jennifer Aniston to be her baby’s godparent, reported E! Online. In an interview with Australia’s TheKyle and Jackie O Show, Perry stated that she and fiancé Orlando Bloom received a text message from Aniston when the rumors began circulating. “She texted us, because we are friendly with her and Orlando is one of her good friends, and we were like, ‘Wow! This is a wild rumor,” she said. I mean, God knows, she’s, you know, with her, she’s had everything said about her. But I guess this is a fun rumor. But no, we have no idea where it came from. But, you know, that is the product of...
    A FORMULA 1 grid girl has been placed in a coma after going blind in one eye turned out to be an early sign of kidney failure. Khloe Atkinson, 32, from Stoke-on-Trent, West Mids, has battled Type 1 diabetes most of her life without any problems. 3Formula 1 grid girl Khloe Atkinson, 32, from Stoke-on-Trent, West Mids, has battled Type 1 diabetes for most of her lifeCredit: BPM Media But in February she noticed something wasn't right when she turned on her computer at work and the screen looked like "frosted glass". She assumed she hadn't put her contact lenses in properly and went home to change to her glasses - but the blurriness was still there. After an emergency...
    NFL now proposing one preseason game Kansas dog makes nearly 60-mile journey back to her previous house in Missouri Despite surge in COVID-19, Trump says: ‘I’ll be right eventually — it’s going to disappear’ KEY WORDS © Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump: ‘Many of those people are young people that would heal in a day. They have the sniffles.’ President Trump is sticking to his early predictions on COVID-19, despite a surge in cases. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, journalist Chris Wallace asked the president about his repeated statements that COVID-19 would just go away. Starting in February, Trump said that the coronavirus would “disappear,” “fade away” and/or “go away” more than a dozen times....
    Rahms wild day ends with Memorial win and No. 1 ranking Kansas dog makes nearly 60-mile journey back to her previous house in Missouri Despite resurgence in coronavirus cases, Trump says: ‘I’ll be right eventually — it’s going to disappear’ KEY WORDS © Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump: ‘Many of those people are young people that would heal in a day. They have the sniffles.’ President Trump is sticking to his early predictions on COVID-19, despite a surge in cases. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, journalist Chris Wallace asked the president about his repeated statements that COVID-19 would just go away. Starting in February, Trump said that the coronavirus would “disappear,” “fade away” and/or “go...
    U.S. President Donald Trump: ‘Many of those people are young people that would heal in a day. They have the sniffles.’ Reuters President Trump is sticking to his early predictions on COVID-19, despite a surge in cases. “I’ll be right eventually,” Trump told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. When Wallace laughed, Trump doubled down on that stance. “I said it’s going to disappear. I’ll say it again: It’s going to disappear — and I’ll be right.” When asked if such statements discredit him, Trump said no, adding, “You know why it doesn’t discredit? Because I’ve been right more than anybody else.” When Wallace said testing was up by 37%, yet positive cases of COVID-19 were up 194%,...
    Trump turns White House into backdrop for political events Verge to stay at Arizona State, removes name from NBA draft The Walking Dead comics are going to be released in color for the first time starting in October © Image/Skybound "The Walking Dead" comic series will be re-released in color with all new covers. Image/Skybound "The Walking Dead" comics will be released in color for the first time starting October 7. Robert Kirkman made the announcement during his Skybound Xpo event. Each issue will feature a deep dive into the comic featuring some of Kirkman's hand-written original versions of the plot from his long-awaited "The Cutting Room Floor." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "The Walking Dead"...
    "The Walking Dead" comic series will be re-released in color with all new covers. Image/Skybound "The Walking Dead" comics will be released in color for the first time starting October 7. Robert Kirkman made the announcement during his Skybound Xpo event. Each issue will feature a deep dive into the comic featuring some of Kirkman's hand-written original versions of the plot from his long-awaited "The Cutting Room Floor." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "The Walking Dead" comics are going to be released in color for the first time starting in October.  Creator Robert Kirkman made the announcement during Skybound Xpo, a virtual convention celebrating the company. "Coming in October, I'm very excited about this, we have...
    DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 23: New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (51) plays defense during a regular season game between the New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions on September 23, 2018 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) With all of the turnover that occurred on offense, the Pats must rely on their defense this upcoming season. As the New England Patriots were going through the 2019 NFL season as the defending world champions, something just did not seem right about their offense. Without star tight end Rob Gronkowski, the Pats passing game struggled with an aging Tom Brady under center who looked nothing like the amazing quarterback he had been...
    New York Yankees News: Hoax, or is Domingo German never going to be a Yankee again? By: William Parlee July 17, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Yankees world was stunned last night when Yankees fans read an Instagram post that suggested that Domingo German was done with baseball.  The post read: “Todo aquel marca su historia en ambos lados, creo que marqué la mía en el #yankeestadium si decido no regresar quedaré orgulloso de mi esfuerzo en 11 años de carrera. Dios bendiga a todo aquel que me apoyó #cadalococonsutema.” Translated that said: “Each person leaves its mark in both sides, I...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Friday defended his decision to effectively stop local governments from enforcing mask mandates, emphasizing that “government is not going to be the answer to all people’s problems.” The Republican governor defended his decision to prevent local governments from enforcing mask mandates via fines and possible jail time, emphasizing his belief in personal responsibility rather than overreaching government edicts. “Now I know that many well-intentioned and well-informed Georgians want a mask mandate. And while we all agree that wearing a mask is effective, I’m confident that Georgians don’t need a mandate to do the right thing,” Kemp said, asking mayors to instead enforce his existing order and use their influence to build support for wearing...
    The Los Angeles Clippers have several close rivals in the NBA. And it seems head coach Doc Rivers is determined to make sure his team emerges victorious, by hook or by crook. Recently, Rivers joked about reporting LeBron James and his plans to snitch on everyone via the anonymous hotline set up by the NBA. Doc Rivers set to get LeBron James out of the way? The Los Angeles Clippers sure have struggled to make a name for themselves. After all, they are in the same city as the great Lakers. However, it seems that Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has decided enough is enough. Recently, Rivers joked about some mischief he has been up to. On a recent media...
    North Carolina schools are "going to do the best [they] can" to reopen come fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, Beaufort County Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman assured Thursday. In an interview on "America's Newsroom," Cheeseman told host John Roberts while they would "love" to have students five days a week, under current conditions, it's going to be "really difficult to do." RUBIO SAYS 'COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS' NEEDED ON OPENING SCHOOLS: WE CANNOT 'ELIMINATE' 100 PERCENT OF RISK "So, any face-to-face instruction that we can possibly muster at this moment, we think it’s going to be best for our students," he said. In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, math is taught to high school students during a class at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and...
    Paul DeJong #11 of the St. Louis Cardinals (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Coming off an NL Central division title in 2019, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking to build up their momentum in 2020. The 2020 MLB season is basically a crapshoot all the way around. With a 60-game schedule and players saying they are sitting out, this is the perfect year for young, up-and-coming teams and established teams to stake their claims at the top of league. One of those teams to look out for is the St. Louis Cardinals. The schedule is a key part to the Cards’ 2020 season. With 40 games against division rivals and 20 in interleague play against the AL Central, there is...
    Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Tennessee Titans were a great bet to pay a running back, and they’ve come through.In the days heading into Wednesday’s deadline to sign franchise tagged players to multi-year deals, it looked like the Tennessee Titans were going to let Derrick Henry play on the franchise tag this year. Given the shelf life of running backs, and some bad recent history of big contracts for the position (Todd Gurley, etc., ), it was a smart idea not to commit to multiple years. Even into Wednesday, it looked like Henry and the Titans weren’t going to agree on a long-term deal. But ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the two sides were nearing a deal as the 4 p.m...
    Former U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry weighed in on speculation and hope from the left that Texas is shifting more purple and could go more Democrat in 2020 from its usual GOP as presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden has launched his first ad in Texas. Perry, a former Republican governor of Texas, said the notion that Texas is turning purple “has been going on the last 20 years.” “It is the same thing that has been going on the last 20 years,” Perry told Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.” “Every election cycle, the Democrats say, ‘Ahh, this time we are taking Texas back.’ And the fact is, you know, every now and then they...
    The departure of former New York Times opinion editor and columnist Bari Weiss does not signal a silencing of moderate or conservative voices at the paper, former New York Times editor Jill Abramson said Wednesday. In an interview on "Outnumbered Overtime" with host Harris Faulkner, Abramson assured that there are diverse voices contributing to the Times. JOE CONCHA: BARI WEISS' RESIGNATION LETTER EXPOSES 'PATENTLY TOXIC' CULTURE AT NY TIMES "And before my departure, I spent an awful lot of my time as executive editor – when I would speak publicly – defending the Times from charges that it was a big supporter of the Iraq war and was carrying water for George W. Bush's administration," she said. "So, that was a ridiculous charge now. And, the idea that The New York Times is edited by a cabal of left-wing journalists is...
    Coronavirus updates: Walmart to require face masks The Best Bacon In Every State Tyra Banks Hints at Dancing With the Stars Changes: "Its Going to Be Different" Dancing With the Stars is going through some changes. © Provided by E! ABC The aging reality competition series has seen sharp ratings declines over the years and for the upcoming season 29, ABC has ditched longtime host Tom Bergeron and cohost Erin Andrews and cast Tyra Banks in the host role. Additionally, Banks will serve as executive producer with showrunner Andrew Llinares and help the show go through changes. "I've been a fan of DWTS since its beginning ... The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort...
    BlazeTV host Dave Rubin spoke with Fox News anchor Dana Perino about liberals who are finally waking up to the dangers of cancel culture and woke outrage mobs. Harper's Magazine published an open letter supporting the ideas of free speech and open debate last Tuesday. The letter, signed by prominent liberal figures including J.K. Rowling, Gloria Steinem, Noam Chomsky, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Steven Pinker, Malcolm Gladwell, Wynton Marsalis, and Fareed Zakaria, caused an uproar over free speech and censorship in social media. "The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is...
    Washington — Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a close ally of President Trump, defended Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday amid efforts by top White House officials to discredit him, warning attempts to undercut Fauci would be unproductive. During a press conference in Columbia, South Carolina, Graham told reporters he has "all the respect in the world for Dr. Fauci," the nation's leading infectious disease expert and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  "I think any effort to undermine him is not going to be productive, quite frankly," the senator said. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Graham said the nation does not have "a Dr. Fauci problem" and instead needs "to be...
    A top Illinois Republican said he will skip the party’s national convention in Florida next month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Chicago Tribune reported. Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin told reporters during a Tuesday videoconference that the event in Jacksonville is “not going to be a safe environment.” A spokesperson for Durkin told the outlet that while he is not a delegate for the convention, high-ranking officials often attend. He participated in one day of the 2016 convention in Cleveland. The official said he would focus on trying to cut into the Democrats’ supermajority in the Illinois House in the November general election. The Republican Party announced plans last month to move the main convention event from Charlotte, N.C., —...
    Mark McCloskey, the homeowner who defended his St. Louis home recently from a large mob of demonstrators, told Fox News on Monday that he excepts to be “indicted shortly.” The segment came after St. Louis law enforcement officials served a warrant on the McCloskeys late last week and confiscated the rifle that he used to defend his home. “The police were really very professional and very nice,” McCloskey said. “The cops that came out to issue the search warrant on us, they were almost apologetic. They didn’t want to have to be there. They were doing their job. Patty wanted to take a picture to document it and she asked if they wouldn’t mind facing away from the camera so...
    During the coronavirus lockdown, pet adoption facilities have seen an increase in adoptions. Once those who are working from home with new pets return to the office, it could put a strain on pet-friendly offices. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Dejan Dundjerski) Animal shelters have seen an increased interest in pet adoption or fostering since the coronavirus pandemic left millions of Americans at home all day and looking for additional company. The increase was especially evident during the first weeks of the pandemic. “While adoption numbers have leveled off overall, and in some areas decreased, following an early rush to move animals into adopted homes and foster homes, the increase in animals in new foster homes has been significant,” said Kirsten Peek at the...
    New York (CNN Business)Mass unemployment. Surging bankruptcies. An unprecedented health crisis. And near-zero interest rates. It's a depressing time for America's banks -- and Wall Street is bracing for huge profit plunges when they report results this week. JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America and Citigroup (C) are all expected to reveal their second-quarter profits crashed by 50% or more. Wells Fargo (WFC) is likely to slash its coveted dividend and announce the scandal-ridden bank's first quarterly loss since the financial crisis. "2020 has been a disaster," said Jim Shanahan, who covers banks at Edward Jones. "It wasn't the banks' fault. It was like we had an alien invasion in the second quarter." Americans are rapidly shrinking their credit card...
    Social distancing and masks may become commonplace in offices when coronavirus lockdowns ease.Miodrag Ignjatovic | Getty Images What will it be like to go back to the office when countries start to loosen their lockdowns? Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Tuomas Peltoniemi was used to traveling to China, Japan and Australia for up to 100 days a year in his role as executive vice-president and managing director for the Asia-Pacific region at ad agency R/GA. But since lockdowns started during the Lunar New Year in January, he's been based in his family home in Singapore. And since March, when R/GA's Shanghai office re-opened (complete with temperature checks, hand sanitizer, masks and extra cleaning), Peltoniemi has been devising plans for how...
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 26: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics looks on during a game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 26, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) The Boston Celtics have eight players under 26. The Boston Celtics have been preparing for the future for a long time. Ever since the monumental trade that sent away Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry for three unprotected picks, the Celtics have been waiting for this moment. The...
    SAN ANTONIO – As the state of Texas continues to battle a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, area school districts are still gearing up for the incoming school year this fall. On Sunday, Northside ISD Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods joined Leading SA to speak about the plan in place as schools prepare for reopening. “The guidance from the state at this point is that all buildings need to be open to all students whose parents choose for them to be there five days a week. And so, that’s what we’re planning for. We know that in our school district, we’re going to have significant numbers of parents who choose for their children to stay with distance learning... We’ve...
    The Daytime Emmy Awards come to CBS for the 14th time on Friday, June 26th at 8:00PM ET/PT. This year’s awards will be very different than year’s past as the show goes social distant in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s show will be hosted remotely by the ladies of The Talk as they guide viewers through a night of awards, performances and speeches on America’s Most Watched Network. CBS‘ Matt Weiss spoke to hosts Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne ahead of Friday night’s ceremony. MW: Good morning Sheryl and Sharon! Excited to get into the Daytime Emmy Awards with you both but before that how’s quarantine been going? SU: I only go out about once a week. When...
    U.S. President Trump visits Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center in Doral, Florida Reuters Coronavirus death rates are on the rise amid a recent uptick of cases in states including California, Arizona, Florida, and Texas. In response to the resurgence in cases, President Donald Trump told Noticias Telemundo these states "are going to be fine" and will "have it under control very quickly." More than 3.1 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 133,906 have died, according to data compiled by The New York Times.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Coronavirus deaths are once again on the rise amid a surge of confirmed cases in states like Arizona, California, Texas, and Florida —...
    Trump’s New Hampshire rally called off amid Tropical Storm Fay concerns Blue Jays players could face jail time if they leave the teams Toronto bubble Lady A shares her side of legal issue with country group: I am not going to be erased Seattle artist Lady A, a blues singer who has used her stage name for 30 years, has finally responded to the lawsuit filed against her by the country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum. © Courtesy Lady A The blues singer explained why she asked for $10 million from the country music group, noting that more than half of the money was meant to go to charities like Black Lives Matter. First speaking to Vulture on...
    In an interview with Fox News broadcast on Thursday night, President Donald Trump discussed rapper Kanye West’s recently-launched White House bid, The Washington Examiner reported. Speaking with anchor Sean Hannity, the president argued that West will always be supportive of his agenda. “Well, I like his voice being heard, but he’s always going to be for us… and his wife is going to be for us,” he said, referring to the rapper’s spouse Kim Kardashian-West. Trump also noted that West still hasn’t formally filed his candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, pointing out that the deadline has passed in a number of states. “That’s the problem, he’s missed some states, little thing like that. He’s missed a few states, like...
    Blues singer, Anita “Lady A” White said she’s “not going to be erased” following Lady Antebellum, now Lady A’s, lawsuit over the name change. “I think they always knew what they were gonna do,” the 61-year-old singer shared with Vulture. The comments were noted by Fox News in a piece published Friday. (RELATED: Lady Antebellum Slammed After Changing Name To Lady A In Response To ‘Black Lives Matter’: ‘Pure Privilege’)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LadyA (@ladya_bluesdiva) on Jun 12, 2020 at 12:31am PDT “You don’t get to just come and take because you have that privilege,” she added. “We don’t have that luxury or that privilege, so we need somebody to help...
    (CBS San Francisco) — As of this moment, baseball is scheduled to return on July 23. The New York Yankees will play the Washington Nationals, and the San Francisco Giants will play the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of an East Coast-West Coast doubleheader. Four months after MLB’s original opening day, fans and players can finally enjoy some semblance of normalcy. But don’t look too closely, because the scene will be anything but normal. For one thing, the stadiums will be empty of fans. Anyone who saw highlights of that one Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox game five years ago that was closed to the public remembers how the crack of the bat reverberated through the empty seats and how a...
    (KPIX) — As of this moment, baseball is scheduled to return on July 23. The New York Yankees will play the Washington Nationals, and the San Francisco Giants will play the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of an East Coast-West Coast doubleheader. Four months after MLB’s original opening day, fans and players can finally enjoy some semblance of normalcy. But don’t look too closely, because the scene will be anything but normal. For one thing, the stadiums will be empty of fans. Anyone who saw highlights of that one Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox game five years ago that was closed to the public remembers how the crack of the bat reverberated through the empty seats and how a home run...
    President Donald Trump played down Kanye West’s supposed presidential ambitions, describing him as a “very good guy” whose support he will eventually be able to count on. “[He’s] a very good guy. He is a person that I get along with very well,” Trump said when asked about West’s presidential ambitions in an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity. “At the end, I think he would support us over anyone else, we have to stop the radical left from taking over our country.” Last week, the Grammy-winner announced his intention to run as an independent candidate for the presidency, promising to “realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.” Watch below: Despite his announcement, it seems somewhat...
    Seattle blues singer Lady A says she is prepared to fight the country band formerly known as Lady Antebellum over the rights to her stage name. The Grammy-winning group changed their name to Lady A last month to avoid associations with the slavery era. They subsequently filed a trademark case against Anita White, who has been performing as Lady A for decades. "Here we go again with another white person trying to take something from a black person," the singer responded. The legal case was filed earlier this week, despite both parties previously announcing they had reached an amicable settlement. In a statement, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum alleged that White and her team had "demanded a $10m...
    Anita "Lady A" White says she is "not going to be erased" after the country band, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, changed their name to "Lady A" and sued her. White has been performing as Lady A since 1987, and is now embroiled in a lawsuit with the musical trio, composed of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and David Haywood, over the moniker. "I think they always knew what they were gonna do," White tells Vulture in an interview published Thursday. "I was quiet for two weeks because I was trying to believe that it was going to be okay and that they would realize that it would be easier to just change their name, or pay me for my name." "Five...
    During an interview with Newswatch 16 WNEP on Thursday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden stated that fracking is “not going to be on the chopping block” if he is elected. Reporter Chelsea Strub asked, “We’re losing a lot of jobs overseas. We’re losing a lot of jobs from the pandemic, especially if fracking is on the chopping block, how are we going to help these displaced workers?” Biden responded, “Well, fracking’s not going to be on the chopping block, as you say.” He added that President Trump “gives an advantage to companies that go overseas and invest overseas by reducing the taxes they have to pay on foreign profits. I’d double that tax, and do that...
    Robert De Niro's finances have taken a beating during the coronavirus pandemic, his attorneys have claimed, as they sought to prevent his estranged wife from accessing more of his $500 million fortune. De Niro, 76, has been battling his ex-wife Grace Hightower, 65, over the terms of their divorce. The pair confirmed their separation in November 2018 after 21 years together. De Niro has been riding out COVID-19 from his upstate New York compound in the village of Gardiner, and appeared at the hearing on the phone over Skype. Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower, pictured in April 2018, seven months before they confirmed their separation after 21 years of marriage. The divorce battle is now being fought ...
    Amid speculation as to whether Kanye West will really pursue a presidential bid for the 2020 election, President Trump says he thinks the rapper will always have his back. West's announced that he was going to run for president this year over the weekend, expressing opposition for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and retracting his former support for Trump. "Well, I like his voice being heard, but he’s always going to be for us ... and his wife is going to be for us," Trump said in an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity on Thursday. West currently hasn't yet filed his candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, and several states have already closed their filing windows for independent...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE brushed off the news of rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestKanye West says he had coronavirus Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Randi Weingarten The Hill's 12:30 Report- Presented by Facebook - Trump threatens schools' funding over reopening MORE’s presidential bid and his subsequent comments that he no longer supports the president.  “He is always going to be for us, and his wife is going to be for us,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with Fox News’ Sean HannitySean...
    Butler County Police Sheriff Richard Jones told Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime” Thursday that he and his department “will not enforce” Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s mandatory mask mandate. With most health experts now recommending the use of masks indoors to help stop the spread of coronavirus, many state and local leaders across the country have made the practice compulsory, leading in some cases to pushback from citizens and some GOP politicians. DeWine issued an order Tuesday for masks to be required in counties with high levels of coronavirus spread, then asked Ohio athletes to use the hashtag #IWantASeason to encourage the practice. Jones told Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner that the financial shortfalls his department is facing make enforcing mask-wearing “the...
    Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Ezekiel Elliott is closer to the best running back in the NFL than the 11th. Looks like Ezekiel Elliott has some great bulletin board material for the 2020 campaign. The Dallas Cowboys running back had some major shade thrown his way on Thursday morning. In ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler‘s premium content article that went out on July 9, he touched on ranking the 10 best running backs in the NFL in 2020. Surely, Elliot would easily crack the top 10 on any sane human being’s list. Well as it turns out, that was not the case with one offensive line coach. NFL writer Marcus Mosher shared Fowler’s article on this tweet. “One...
    NYC closes down stretch of 5th Avenue at Trump Tower to paint Black Lives Matter mural Grocers urgently need to fix broken online business model, as pandemic shifts more to web, report says Joel Embiid on NBA bubble: ‘I don’t think it’s going to be safe enough’ 76ers guard Shake Milton said, “I don’t really think we should be playing.” He’ll also presumably play for Philadelphia in the NBA’s resumption at Disney World. © Jason Miller/Getty Images That’s not as hypocritical as it sounds at first. Milton is concerned about basketball overshadowing the current movement for racial justice (a concern also voiced by Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard). But players collectively decided to continue the season. NBA games will...
    A Ohio sheriff said Wednesday that he refuses to be the "mask police" and will not enforce new social distancing rules ordered by his state's governor to stop the spread of coronavirus. Butler County Police Sheriff Richard K. Jones appeared on CNN to explain his defiance of the order by Gov. Mike DeWine, who is a Republican. "I'm not going to be the mask police," Jones told anchor Brianna Keilar. "I'm telling people don't call 911. All the police have been decimated as far as being laid off, having budgets cut," he added, "and I am not going to enforce the mask wearing." Jones said that he wears a mask...
    “On the one hand, she’s previously compensated a steep rate,” Cooper said in a statement, in accordance to the Situations. “Which is not adequate of a deterrent to other folks? Bringing her additional misery just appears like piling on.” Christian Cooper expressed his personal ambivalence with the prosecution in his assertion to the Moments. “So if the DA feels the require to pursue rates, he ought to pursue fees. But he can do that without me,” he reported.An legal professional for Amy Cooper reported on Tuesday that she would be acquitted and decried the increase of “cancel society.”“When all the facts are regarded, Amy Cooper will be uncovered not guilty of the one misdemeanor demand she faces,” lawyer Robert Barnes...