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Rep. Mo Brooks asked a federal judge on Wednesday to grant him immunity from a civil lawsuit alleging a speech he delivered to then-President Donald Trump's supporters on Jan. 6 helped incite the attack on the Capitol.
Actor and activist Kendrick Sampson has signed with M88, the independently operated representation firm founded in 2020 by Phillip Sun and Macro’s Charles D. King. Alongside M88, the star will also be represented by the firm’s sister company UNCMMN, which spotlights disruptive talent rooted in new media. Under the new partnership, M88 and UNCMMN will […]
The actress is taking a stand, while the Offspring have sidelined drummer Pete Parada because he won't get vaccinated.
Singer and businesswoman Rihanna is worth a whopping $1.7 billion, Forbes said Wednesday, making her one of the richest woman musicians on the planet.
Australia will create a A$380 million ($280 million) reparations fund for members of its Indigenous population who were forcibly removed from families, Australian media reported on Thursday, months after 800 survivors filed a class action lawsuit. Under the compensation scheme, eligible survivors will receive a one-off A$75,000 payment for the harm caused by their forced removal, plus a further A$7000 to support their healing, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper said in a report. The programme will be announced on Thursday by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt as part of a A$1 billion boost to measures to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, the report said.
US comedian Louis C.K., whose previously high-flying career was derailed by sexual misconduct revelations, on Wednesday announced a major international tour beginning next week.
A New Hampshire man was arrested after being accused for squatting on private property for almost three decades.
A pair of cat lovers in the Phoenix area were delighted to spot a mother bobcat and her cub playing on their roof on August 4 – and were even more thrilled when the elder cat came over to check them out.David M Dallas PhD recorded this footage of a mother bobcat and her kitten from the top of stairs that overlook the roof. He said the mother bobcat has been visiting their roof for a while.“We can always hear when it’s up there walking around, day and night,” he said.Dallas said his wife woke him up around 5:30 am, saying, “You gotta come look at this, the bobcat is back, and there’s two of them!’”The footage shows the cats stalking, jumping, and play-fighting before the mother cat notices Dallas. He told Storyful the cats were playing and lounging on the roof for over an hour before they spotted him.“She looked directly into our eyes! Both my wife and I were beside ourselves,” he said. “Being cat owners, it was an amazing experience!” Credit: David M Dallas, Ph.D. via Storyful
One year since the blast, caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate kept at the port for years, no senior official has been held to account, infuriating many Lebanese.Eight people were wounded in the protest, the Red Cross said.One of the biggest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, the blast killed more than 200 people, wounded thousands and was felt in Cyprus, more than 240 km (150 miles) away.At the time of the explosion, Lebanese were already facing deepening hardship due to the financial crisis caused by decades of state corruption and waste.The meltdown worsened throughout the last year with the governing elite failing to establish a new cabinet to start tackling the crisis even as poverty has soared and medicines and fuel have run out.
Justin Bieber says Morgan Wallen's scandal brought "painful memories back up" of his own past ignorant behavior.
Eliud Kipchoge won the gold in 2016 and is a big favorite to go back-to-back.
A rising tide lifts all boats — but in Netflix’s case, that may not be such a good thing. As more big-name streaming services have hit the scene over the last two years, Netflix’s dominance over the U.S. subscription video on-demand market has taken a big hit, according to new data shared by research firm Antenna. The key takeaway from Antenna’s data: Netflix accounted for 29% of all paid streaming subscriptions in the U.S. by the end of June — down 19% from Q2 2019. Netflix’s dwindling slice of
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A Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday President Jair Bolsonaro should be investigated for unproven claims Brazil's voting system is riddled with fraud, adding the far-right leader to an ongoing probe on the spread of fake news by his government.
Simone Biles’s bronze-medal win during Tuesday’s primetime period led NBCUniversal to average 17.4 million total viewers across NBC, its cable channels and digital properties, including Peacock. It was the first time since Seoul 1988 that the second Tuesday of an Olympics Games outdrew the first. Also in primetime last night was the women’s 400 meter hurdles final featuring Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and a new world record. “Last night’s performance speaks to the unmatched strength and
Ryan Reynolds and Taika Watiti recently broke the Internet and the fourth wall with the promotional video “Deadpool and Korg React.” The parody featured both of the actors’ respective Marvel characters giving their two cents on the “Free Guy” trailer. However, Reynolds said he initially pitched Disney a much different short film with Deadpool to […]
A slowdown in a hiring survey gave investors a reason to pause on Wednesday - one day after the S&P 500 closed at a record high.The Dow dropped 323 points. The S&P 500 fell 20. The Nasdaq rose 19.Private hiring in July was the lowest in five months, according to payroll processing company ADP. Economists say the data suggest the labor shortage hasn't gotten better. Some have blamed extra jobless benefits, lack of affordable child care and health fears for keeping potential workers, mostly women, at home.Whatever is behind the slowdown in hiring, the ADP report is causing some concern ahead of Friday's government jobs data, says Randy Warren. He's chief investment officer at Warren Financial."You know, the ADP number is not always a great indicator of what the jobs report is going to be on Friday, but it certainly, you know, 300-and-something-thousand - a little bit worrisome when you're considering that the the anticipated number for Friday is 870,000 or something like that. That's a big number and the market would be very disappointed with the number in the three, four or five handle."Other economic figures were more upbeat. Activity in the vast U.S. services sector sprinted to a record high in July.Earnings were a mixed bag.General Motors posted record pre-tax profits and raised its outlook for the year on the strength of sales of its pick-up trucks. But investors are worried about future impact of the long-lasting chip shortage. Shares of GM slumped nearly 9 percent.Kraft-Heinz beat sales forecasts as eating at home remained strong even though Americans are dining out more. But the maker of ketchup and macaroni and cheese warned it is getting squeezed by higher food costs. The stock fell roughly 5 percent by the closing bell.After the close, Uber posted a much wider-than-expected adjusted quarterly loss.Outside of earnings: Robinhood, which had a dud of an IPO last week, surged on Wednesday as the Reddit crowd stepped in to give the stock meme status. The stock had a one-day rally of 50 percent.
There’s no date set for when “Canada’s Drag Race” Season 2 will premiere, but last month fans got more news about the judges’ panel shakeup that’s been in flux since March. Two judges are out and three new ones have been named. Season 1 saw “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 11 runner-up Brooke Lynn Hytes, actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and model Stacey McKenzie judging the 12 competing queens. In March, Jeffrey announced he wouldn’t be returning to the show, and in late June Stacey followed his lead. Th
Bryson DeChambeau missed the Tokyo Olympics due to a positive COVID-19 test.
President Joe Biden nominated Wednesday the son of Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the most prominent figures in Cold War politics, as US ambassador to his ancestral Poland despite reported hesitation by Warsaw's right-wing government.