President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress will look like no other in recent memory. The traditional speech for the new president, set for April 28, will unfold against the backdrop of heightened security in the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot and ongoing coronavirus protocols. It will be designated a National Special Security Event, according to a Capitol official involved in the planning and granted anonymity to discuss the situation on Wednesday.
Rafael Nadal said Wednesday he had no fears about contracting Covid-19 after Daniil Medvedev tested positive for the virus following a practice session with the Spaniard ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Heath Streak was on Wednesday banned for eight years on corruption charges, the International Cricket Council announced, after being implicated for his dealings with a shadowy Indian gambler identified only as 'Mr X'.
Local media reported tear gas was used amid a protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on the evening of April 13.Protests began in Brooklyn Center after a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11.On April 13, demonstrations took place in Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, California, and Texas.This footage was filmed by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 News. They described the scene as a “total mess,” adding that there was “provocation from both police and a section of protesters.” Credit: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 News via Storyful
Royal Family members like Charles and William have appeared alongside the Queen for several years.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Wednesday it had maintained its ban on riders throwing used water bottles to fans, insisting it is dangerous, but has reduced the penalty for doing so.
Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Duante Wright. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput relayed the charges to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune Wednesday morning, three days after Wright was shot during a traffic stop. While Wright’s death occurred in Hennepin County, it was referred to nearby Washington County to avoid a conflict of interest in the prosecution, with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigating. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
It’s the culmination of a pursuit that failed last year, when the Browns offered Clowney a contract, only to watch him take a one-year deal with the Titans.
We’ve seen countless male-led action films of men saving their daughters or avenging the deaths of their wives. So “Promising Young Woman” writer, director and producer Emerald Fennell sought to flip the trope on its head and make a revenge movie that felt innately female and put a spotlight on the friendship between two women. […]
Diana Henriques, financial writer and NYT bestselling author of "The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust” joins Yahoo Finance’s Julia La Roche and the Yahoo Finance Live panel to discuss the death of Bernie Madoff.
On the heels of opening weekend for “Godzilla vs. Kong,” Warner Bros., which distributed the film, celebrated its $48.5 million debut, the biggest showing in the coronavirus era. In a note to press, the studio cheered itself on with an all-caps message: “BIG MOVIES ARE BACK WITH OUR KAIJU-SIZED OPENING!” The tone was markedly different […]
Before NBCUniversal broadcasts a single Olympic event, it must compete in an event that might be seen as Olympian: convincing millions to tune in to the Games when they air this summer. Starting Wednesday, NBCUniversal will promote the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in earnest, with a “roadblock” of promos set to air at about the same […]
The players broke their fast with the call to the player as the game was on break because of an injury, broadcaster beIN Sports Turkiye reported.Footage released by broadcaster beIN Sports Turkiye showed a stray cat homing in on the opportunity to invade the pitch as Ankara Keciorengucu players ate bananas and dates during the first division game.
Systemic racism is a major reason why. “I removed probably about 100 kids from their homes in the 15 months I was an investigator … a lot of them were children of color,” said Williams, who's now a vice president of one of the largest adoption and foster care agencies in the United States. Bias and racism are widespread in the child welfare system.
The Rams are looking into a report Aaron Donald allegedly assaulted a man.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki conducts a briefing at the White House.
The Kremlin isn't saying "yes" to a proposed summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, but it isn't saying "no" either.It would depend on Washington's behavior, Russia says.As the conflict in Eastern Ukraine surges again, Biden called Putin on Tuesday (April 13) to propose a meeting of the estranged leaders to tackle a raft of disputes.Putin's spokesman Dimitry Peskov played down the prospect of a summit early on Wednesday (April 14), saying it was too early to talk about it in tangible terms.He later said the summit was contingent on future U.S. actions, according to the RIA news agency, in what looked like a reference to potential U.S. sanctions.Russia has been preparing to be hit by new sanctions since Biden said last month that Putin would pay a price for alleged Russian meddling in the November 2020 U.S. presidential election. Moscow denies interfering.Meanwhile, the Russian navy began a military exercise on Wednesday ahead of the expected arrival of two U.S. warships in the Black Sea.Moscow has warned the U.S. warships to stay well away from Crimea "for their own good."Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and fighting has increased in recent weeks in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have battled Russian-backed separatists in a seven-year conflict that Kyiv says has killed 14,000 people.
The 23-year-old has been open about his long-term effects after contracting COVID-19 in January.
Hot Docs, one of the world’s top documentary feature film festivals, has selected 36 projects from 18 countries to take part in Hot Docs Deal Maker, a curated one-on-one pitch meeting program for producers seeking financing from the international marketplace. Since the program’s launch in 2013, the number of decision makers taking part has more […]
The Detroit Lions became the fourth National Football League team to opt out of in-person voluntary workouts, citing concerns over COVID-19, as a rift emerged between the league and its players' union over off-season protocols. The Lions joined the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who said this week that they would not participate in the workouts, a year after the NFL took its off-season to a "virtual" up until training camp, as the deadly pandemic ripped through the United States. "With the voluntary workout period starting shortly and no acceptable resolution to our union's negotiations with the NFL over comprehensive COVID-19 protocols, we will be exercising our (Collective Bargaining Agreement) right to not attend," the Lions players said in a statement released through the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).