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    SALMAN Rushdie had spoken out about his "battle" with a story about a severed head in a speech weeks before the author was stabbed in the neck on Friday. The author was reportedly stabbed and punched by a man 10 to 15 times before giving a lecture at Chautauqua Institution, New York - years after he received death threats over his work. 2Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lectureCredit: AP 2British Writer and Novelist Salman Rushdie stresses on the importance of fighting false narratives.Credit: AFP It came just weeks after Rushie addressed the PEN America Emergency World Voices Congress of Writers at the United Nations and spoke about the Ukraine War. During the speech, the author also accused the United States of "sliding back toward the Middle Ages" and slammed the resurgence of "bigoted ideas from centuries ago." "Meanwhile America is sliding back toward the Middle Ages, as white supremacy exerts itself not only over black bodies, but women’s bodies too," he said. "False narratives rooted in antiquated religiosity and...
    Getty Enes Kanter is introduced as a member of the Boston Celtics at a press conference in 2019. Enes Kanter Freedom has had a rough go of it career-wise since the Boston Celtics traded him back in February. Since the team traded him to the Houston Rockets at the trade deadline, Freedom has yet to sign on with another team since then. In a recent interview with the Israeli outlet Walla, Freedom believes that the league is freezing him out because he spoke out against China, which is a significant part of the NBA’s business. “Because in recent months, I spoke out against what is happening in China,” Freedom explained to Walla. “Listen, the Chinese market is a significant part of the business in the NBA. So they will allow you to talk freely about what you want until it hurts their pocket. As soon as you do that, they will cut you. It is very sad and unacceptable.” Freedom claims that he knew the ramifications of speaking out beforehand but did it anyway because he believes that...
    CBS Paloma Aguilar missing from live feeds, fans suspect she left the game. On the Thursday, July 14 episode of “Big Brother,” host Julie Chen shocked fans when she announced houseguest Paloma Aguilar had left the game. The reason for Paloma’s departure was left somewhat unclear. But the episode did feature several clips of Paloma talking about how exhausted she was and other houseguests showing concern for the 22-year-old’s mental state. Paloma’s exit left many houseguests stunned. In the episode, some houseguests got teary-eyed after hearing the news, and others spoke about the importance of prioritizing mental health. The California native spoke out about her exit from the “Big Brother” house and her drama with fellow houseguest Taylor Hale in an exclusive interview with Us Weekly. Here’s what you need to know.Paloma Aguilar Talks Mental Health & Taylor Hale View this post on Instagram A post shared by CBS Big Brother (@bigbrothercbs) In her interview with Us Weekly, Paloma spoke about her decision to leave the “Big Brother” house prematurely. “No 750,000 dollars was worth the cost...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An original script for Donald Trump’s speech the day after the Capitol insurrection included tough talk ordering the Justice Department to “ensure all lawbreakers are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law’ and stating the rioters “do not represent me.” But those lines were crossed out with thick black lines, apparently by Trump, according to exhibits released by House investigators. Virginia Rep. Elaine Luria, a Democratic member of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack, tweeted out a short video Monday that included testimony from White House aides discussing Trump’s speech on Jan. 7 and a screenshot of the speech, with notes and with lines to be deleted. In one of the clips, Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, confirms to the panel the document “looks like a copy of a draft of the remarks for that day” and the writing “looks like my father’s handwriting.” When the committee asked White House aide Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, why Trump crossed out specific lines, he responded, twice: “I don’t know.” The panel released the 3:40-minute...
    Getty Trevelin Queen #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives against Alondes Williams #31 of the Brooklyn Nets during the 2022 NBA Summer League. Trevelin Queen walked out of the doctor’s office hastily and nodded at his quizzical head coach. He had decided not to have surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right leg. Queen, a senior at New Mexico State at the time, didn’t want to miss four to six weeks. He was putting the team first, but what about his own health? His NBA future? Head coach Chris Jans cornered Queen and marched back into the doctor’s office. His star player needed to understand the ramifications of his “unselfish decision.” “I don’t want to tell people what to do, but if it was my son I would have the surgery now,” Jans told Heavy. “So, I walked back out there and said you gotta come back in here. Basically, we rehashed it out and he made the decision to have the surgery. But I thought it spoke volumes about what he was about. And...
    Writing in the New York Times, a former federal prosecutor who assisted in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump suggested that, to all appearances, the Department of Justice is approaching Trump's involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection in the wrong manner and offered up a different strategy that could speed up the process. According to Andrew Weissman, who led investigations into the Genovese and Colombo crime families, the fact that revelations about the Capitol riot presented by the House select committee are reportedly catching DOJ officials by surprise means they need to change their approach given the resources they have. Instead, he suggested what he called a 'hub and spoke" approach instead of looking at the "the attack on the Capitol as a single event — an isolated riot, separate from other efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the election." According to the former investigator, "A myopic focus on the Jan. 6 riot is not the way to proceed if you are trying to follow the facts where they lead and to hold people “at...
    Share this: On Tuesday, June 28, most New Yorkers will be watching the primaries for Governor, Lt. Governor, and the 150 Assembly primaries taking place that day. However, in the 58th Assembly District, there is another key vote happening for the State Committee. State Committee, or District Leaders, are party positions that decide and advocate for key issues around who runs for what office, which issues are on the Democratic party platform in Kings County, and other party structure issues that have a broad impact on Brooklyn politics. We sat down with State Senator Kevin Parker, who faces his own Senate primary in August, to find out why he is running for District Leader, what a District Leader does, and who is running on the same slate as him for next Tuesday’s election in the 58th Assembly District.
    In her first interview since losing an explosive defamation trial to Johnny Depp, Amber Heard insisted she stood by everything she said in the courtroom and shared grim details about the public invective against her throughout the case—including calls for her death. Heard spoke in a sit-down interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on the Today show. “To my dying day, I will stand by every word of my testimony,” Heard told Guthrie when questioned about her accusations of abuse by her ex-husband, which a jury found to be defamatory on June 1. Heard also addressed the social-media frenzy that engulfed the extremely public trial, with online sympathy skewing heavily in favor of Depp. “I think the vast majority of this trial was played out on social media,” Heard said. “I think that this trial is an example of that gone haywire, gone amok. The jury’s not immune to that.” She added: “I think even [for] the most well-intentioned juror, it would have been impossible to avoid this.” But criticism from members of the public wasn’t just confined...
    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is threatening to revoke the teaching license of a school counselor who spoke out against the predations of gender ideology at a feminist rally. Marissa Darlingh, the Milwaukee Public Schools counselor, spoke out against the ideology at a rally in Madison, Wisconsin, saying she “oppose[s] gender ideology,” telling the crowd that young children should not be “exposed to the harms of gender identity ideology” or provided “unfettered access to hormones—wrong-sex hormones—and surgery.” The WDPI appears to be retaliating by opening an investigation into Darlingh’s “immoral conduct” and threatening to revoke her teaching license. “You are on video saying ‘fuck transgenderism,'” the investigation notice states, referring to a moment in a video at the rally that Darlingh maintains was about the “gender identity ideology” harming children. “You are also on video saying you oppose gender identity ideology from entering your school building. You say none of your students will ever transition socially or medically under your ‘fucking watch.’ You state you do not believe children should have access to hormones or surgery.” In response to the...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked whether President Joe Biden thinks that men “should be out in front” on abortion rights, or should women like Vice President Kamala Harris take the lead. Psaki briefed reporters aboard Air Force One Friday en route to Kentucky, where she was asked several questions about the draft Supreme Court decision that was leaked to Politico Monday night that would overturn the right to abortion if it goes into effect. One reporter asked if men or women should be in the lead, and how much emphasis should be placed on abortion rights in the midterms: Q And, finally, can you give a sense: Does the President view the Roe v. Wade potential repeal, the issue more broadly, as a core message for Democrats heading into the midterms? And if so, or regardless, who does he think should be giving that message? Is it him? Is it the Vice President? Should, frankly, men be out in front on it? Should women be out in front on it? Does it matter? Who does he think — does he think...
    The mental health app employing Prince Harry as its 'chief impact officer' reportedly faces an insurrection from its counsellors over claims they face a sneaky pay cut as some staff admitted they are still in the dark about what the royal's job is. BetterUp promises to support 'the whole person' while the firm they work for pays for it using of 2,000 life coaches accessible via a Tinder-style app - but some working there have accused bosses of having 'questionable ethics'. The Silicon Valley company has refused to say what the Duke of Sussex is paid, but it is likely to highly lucrative for the royal, especially after the business was valued at almost $5billion after snapping up clients including Facebook, Airbnb and LinkedIn, well as corporate giants including Hilton, Chevron and Mars. But a revolt is brewing amongst staff at the wellness firm, who claim are being unethically treated after a row over pay and contract changes, according to The Daily Beast (TDB). Coaches are said to be quitting and considering suing, with one declaring: 'For a company [whose] mission is to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Ukraine’s Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko walked out of a Group of 20 meeting Wednesday as Russia’s representative started talking. Several finance ministers and central bank governors also left the room, according an official familiar with the meetings, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the event was not public. Some ministers and central bank governors who attended the meeting virtually turned their cameras off when the Russia representative spoke, the person said. The incident came amid the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings, in which finance heads gather to tackle the world’s most pressing issues. The brutal effects of Russia’s war against Ukraine have taken center stage, and Treasury officials said earlier this week that Yellen would try to avoid contact with Russian officials who plan to attend some Group of 20 events virtually. President Joe Biden has said that Russia should not remain a member of the G-20, an international body of the world’s biggest economies that promotes economic cooperation between countries. Copyright © 2022 The...
    Disney’s new CEO Bob Chapek has fallen out with his predecessor Bob Iger – who picked him by hand – after Iger delayed his retirement to ‘help’ Chapek tackle the COVID pandemic. The executives, who were once very close, now no longer speak after Iger infuriated Chapek by delaying his retirement three times, and announcing plans to stay on for a fourth time to help steer the firm through the early days of COVID. CNBC reported that Chapek was ‘furious’ at Iger, didn’t need a ‘white knight’ and had not asked for any help.   New Disney boss Bob Chapek (right) no longer keeps in contact with former head exec Bob Iger (left), it has been reported, following a falling out that occurred between the two around the time Iger resigned from the company two years ago Iger, 71, resigned in February 2020 weeks before Disney parks shut as a result of the pandemic, with the longtime company head himself appointing loyal lieutenant, former theme parks and resorts chief Chapek, as his successor.  'I can't think of a better person to...
    Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday on The View that she believed former President Donald Trump was afraid of Russian leader Vladimir Putin - which was why he constantly complimented him.  'Honestly, I think he feared him. I think he was afraid of him. I think the man intimidated him, because Putin, he's a scary man,' Grisham said. 'I also think he admired him greatly. I think he wanted to be able to kill whoever spoke out against him.'   Grisham said that she believed Trump would have told Vladimir Putin to 'go for it' as the Russian leader eyed an invasion of Ukraine.  Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday on The View that she believed former President Donald Trump was afraid of Russian leader Vladimir Putin 'He really admired Putin and I saw that firsthand,' Grisham said. 'I saw him say to Putin "Hey I'm going to be tough on you in front of the cameras, you understand, and once the cameras are gone, we'll have a real conversation,"' Grisham added, recalling a conversation...
    Sherri Papini cheated on her husband Keith and was previously married to an army veteran whom she wed in order to get access to his government-funded medical insurance, according to the criminal complaint against her.  The 39-year-old is currently charged with lying to police. She claimed she was held captive for 22 days by two Hispanic women in November 2016.  Police say she was instead with her ex-boyfriend, James Reyes, who she tricked into harboring her by claiming she wanted  to escape her abusive husband.  Reyes told police they did not have sex when she was with him, and that she took over his bedroom while he slept on the couch.  The criminal complaint against Sherri reveals that investigators spoke with two other men as part of their probe. One said he had a relationship with her while she was married, after meeting her on a work trip.  Sherri Papini with her current husband Keith in a photoshoot. Investigators spoke to her ex-husband, two men previously dated her and the director of a youth program she was in. All said...
    Georgia Republican Senate candidate and former NFL star Herschel Walker is backing out of a planned speech at an event organized by Rep. Marjorie Tayor Greene (R-Ga.) after she attended a white nationalist conference. Walker, the frontrunner in the GOP primary to challenge Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockA simple idea to promote tolerance and trust in Congress Democrats try to regroup heading into rough November Democrats seek midterm course-correct in suburbs MORE (D-Ga.), was previously slated to speak at Greene’s so-called “Second Amendment and Freedom Rally” in Rome, Ga. on Saturday. His campaign confirmed on Tuesday, however, that he will no longer address the event.  Walker's decision was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The rally is still expected to draw several other high-profile Republicans, including Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueKemp administration says Georgia will 'fully divest' from Russian firms Herschel Walker says he doesn't support 'either' Kemp or Perdue The Hill's Campaign Report: CPAC is back MORE (R-Ga.), who’s challenging Gov. Brian KempBrian KempKemp administration says Georgia will 'fully divest' from Russian firms Vodka, pensions, sister cities: Governors move to punish...
    FORMER Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stated that Mikel Arteta wished him luck before joining Barcelona. The 32-year-old joined the LaLiga giants on a free transfer earlier this month after having his contract at the Emirates terminated following a fallout with Arteta. 3Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fell out with Mikel Arteta before departing Arsenal for BarcelonaCredit: Rex 3Aubameyang linked up with the Blaugrana in January after having his contract terminated at the EmiratesCredit: AFP Aubameyang received a £7million severance package from the Gunners to get his £350,000-a-week salary off their wage bill. The Gabon international was stripped as Arsenal's captain in December due to disciplinary issues after arriving back from an authorised trip to France a day late. He failed to play for the North London outfit again after the incident, with Arteta leaving him out of every subsequent matchday squad. After being presented as a Barca player, Aubameyang spoke of his problem with the Spanish gaffer, declaring he wasn't 'happy' with him. But the ex-Borussia Dortmund marksman has revealed the two left on good terms despite their explosive fallout. Speaking to Mundo Deportivo,...
    The Times reported that the incident was described as an "abuse of power at CNN to attempt to silence my client." “After years without any substantive communication from Mr. Cuomo whatsoever, Ms. Doe suspected he was concerned about her coming forward publicly with her allegations and wanted to use the proposed segment as an opportunity to ‘test the waters’ and discourage her from going on the record about his sexual misconduct,” Katz wrote in a letter to CNN counsel. The outlet reported that it reviewed the messages to the woman and spoke with her former boss about the serious allegations. "Her boss said that after the segment aired, the woman shared some of the details of the encounter and Mr. Cuomo’s subsequent outreach," the outlet reported. The outlet reported that it spoke with at least five friends and former colleagues of the young woman who all said that they were very well aware that Cuomo had made "unwelcome sexual requests." A spokesperson for Cuomo denied allegations contained in the letter.
    DUBLIN — On the September 2020 afternoon she was murdered, Livermore resident Kellie Henry had her bags packed, ready leave her boyfriend Gregory Stephens, members of Henry’s family said in court. Gregory Stephens.  Instead, Stephens, 39, fatally shot 51-year-old Henry at their home on the 9200 block of Tesla Road in Livermore, called the couple’s young son to confess, and offered to show other family members pictures of Henry’s body, according to her brother. These revelations were made public at a November sentencing last year, where several members of Henry’s family spoke publicly about the murder for the first time, memorializing their loved one and expressing displeasure about a plea deal that allows Stephens to seek parole in 15 years. The hearing transcript, filed late last month, also includes an apology by Stephens in which he blamed alcoholism for the murder and said he is seeking counseling. Last year, Stephens pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, accepting a sentence of 15 years to life. Under the terms, he will be eligible for parole around 2035, but with no guarantee he...
    Donald Trump's former White House communications director Alyssa Farah has revealed her conservative father boycotted her wedding over 'political differences' after she spoke out against the ex-president.   The CNN political commentator was a guest host on The View on Friday when she opened up about the family tensions that arose ahead of her wedding to her long-time partner Justin Griffin on November 6.  Farah, 32, said her father, conservative author and journalist Joseph Farah, and her stepmother, Elizabeth Graham, 'didn't want to attend' her nuptials after she publicly criticized Trump.  'I recently got married back in November, and this is such a tough topic, so keep in mind two things: COVID has made people shrink their friend groups, their family groups. People aren’t being around each other if they are not open to getting vaccinated. Add to that, political polarization,' she said.   Alyssa Farah, 32, was a guest host on The View on Friday when she revealed her father and stepmother boycotted her wedding because she criticized former President Donald Trump  Farah, who served for as Trump's White House communications director, wed her...
    (CNN)A plan for an affordable housing portion of a new development in Yellow Springs, Ohio has reportedly been scrapped after comedian Dave Chappelle added his voice to those opposing it. According to the Dayton Daily News, a plan for Oberer Homes can move forward, but without the affordable housing that originally had been planned as part of a development of single family homes, townhomes and duplexes to be built on a 53-acre area at the south edge of town.The publication said the village had been working with Oberer on the development. Chappelle, who plans to open a restaurant and a comedy club in the area under his company Iron Table Holdings LLC, was one of several who spoke out Monday during a village council meeting about the project.As seen on a video posted to the Yellow Springs Community Access YouTube page, Chapelle questioned why the council would support the housing plan "while it kicks out a $65 million-a-year company."Read More"I cannot believe you would make me audition for you," Chappelle said. "You look like clowns. I am not bluffing. I...
    PRINCE Harry surprised royal fans by showing off a new shorter haircut as he appeared in a video about his mental health.  The Duke of Sussex, 37, spoke at BetterUp’s virtual summit on Thursday and debuted less ginger locks than usual.  4Prince Harry showed off a new, shaved haircut as he spoke for a mental health summit for BetterUpCredit: BETTERUP 4Royal fans went wild at the new look and commented on the styleCredit: BETTERUP 4Prince Harry had a longer hairstyle back in May 2019, just after first child Archie was born The dad-of-two spoke of how he is “burning the candle at both ends” and has experienced "burnout" with work. However, fans appeared to be distracted with his new shaved hairstyle. One fan commented: "King Harry is more than a snack. He’s an entire meal." Another said: "Our prince is hot, fit and fabulous!" While a third exclaimed: "A REAL man (such as Harry) is secure with the loss of head hair. He looks HOT." A fourth wrote: "He looks really good!!! What marrying the one you want the first...
    Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle and their production company, Higher Ground, reportedly may be considering leaving Spotify, according to industry sources. The three-year deal the Obamas have with Spotify is coming to an end soon, and they do not have any further projects in development with the company, Vanity Fair reports. The former presidential couple created several shows on the platform, including a podcast hosted by Michelle and another hosted by Barack and musician Bruce Springsteen. SPOTIFY CEO TOLD EMPLOYEES JOE ROGAN IS NECESSARY FOR 'ACHIEVING OUR BOLD AMBITIONS' Team members from Higher Ground reportedly said they are frustrated with some aspects of working with Spotify, including "finding it difficult to get additional shows off the ground." The Obamas are more interested in promoting new, younger voices with their platform, rather than placing the spotlight on themselves, which has reportedly conflicted with Spotify's desire for their content. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Spotify recently came under fire for not removing Rogan from its platform after he...
    President Joe Biden spoke spoke about desperate migrants who would sell everything they have to unscrupulous coyotes to get across the border in remarks to the nation's governors Monday – while Vice President Kamala Harris focused her own remarks on voting rights. It was a shift from 2021, when Harris was closely identified with her role of focusing on 'root causes' of the border crisis. This time, with both of them seated in the East Room of the White House, it was Biden who took ownership of the controversial issue. 'I think one of the fundamental things we got to do in addition to some of the changes we'll make -–we don't get into today – but, is if we figure out why they're leaving in the first place,' Biden said, in his own take on 'root causes.' 'It's not like people sit around and say and in Guadalajara, "I got a great idea. Let's sell everything we have given to a coyote, take us across the border, leave us in a desert in a country that doesn't want us you...
    FORMER Miss USA Cheslie Kryst revealed she spent eight days in hospital and wrote about "running out of time" in a chilling essay less than a year before her death. Kryst 30, was found dead on Sunday after falling from the 29th floor of her Midtown apartment building in New York City in an apparent suicide. 2Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst revealed she spent eight days in hospital and wrote about 'running out of time' in a chilling essayCredit: AP:Associated Press Last year, Kryst wrote a now-heartbreaking essay about turning 30. She discussed her struggles with aging, her work ethic, and her search for purpose. In the essay, she penned: “Turning 30 feels like a cold reminder that I’m running out of time to matter in society’s eyes – and it’s infuriating.” 'NEARLY WORKED MYSELF TO DEATH' She described spending eight days in hospital, adding: “I nearly worked myself to death, literally, until an eight-day stint in a local hospital sparked the development of a new perspective." The beauty queen had made history as the oldest Miss USA winner at 28-years-old. ...
    French TV reporter Ophélie Meunier, 34, presents documentary series Zone Interdite, with the recent episode looking at the impact of radical Islamic influence in France A journalist has been given police protection after presenting a documentary on the impact of radical Islam on a French town.  Ophélie Meunier, 34, has received death threats for her part in Zone Interdite, a hard-hitting documentary which focused on the poor northern town of Roubaix. The programme highlighted a restaurant with cubicles for women to eat in, without being seen by men, and a toy shop which sold faceless dolls for Muslims who follow the Islamic ruling which forbids the depiction of facial features of any kind. Officials shut down the restaurant featured, Le Familial, after the programme aired on 'health and safety grounds'. Locals of Roubaix argued that the cubicles were not just available to Muslim women, but to everyone.  It also brought attention to a local council payout of €64,640 (£53,715), granted to an 'association' to help teach poorer pupils in Roubaix, which was later accused by prosecutors of being used for offering Islamic...
    (CNN)The second part of Janet Jackson's highly anticipated documentary aired Saturday night on Lifetime and in it she got candid about some of her life's most controversial moments.In the first hour, the Grammy winner spoke about her relationship with her late brother, Michael Jackson.She said that when allegations against the "Thriller" star were made public about an inappropriate relationship he allegedly had with a 13-year-old boy, she said that she lost out on a lucrative Coca-Cola endorsement. "My brother would never do something like that, but I'm still guilty by association. That's what they call it, right?" Janet said. "He didn't have that in him." Janet Jackson tells the singers story, but its clear whos in controlShe also said that although her brother made a monetary settlement with the boy's family, it was not an admission of guilt. "He just wanted it to go away, but (the payout) looks like you're guilty," she said.Read MoreIn the second hour, Jackson spoke about the 2004 incident in which Justin Timberlake ripped off part of her top at the end of their Super...
    It's not Democrats vs. Republicans. It's democracy believers vs. anti-democracy believers After the Republican Party used provably false propaganda to both incite a violent insurrection and, when it failed, pass a flurry of state laws making voting more difficult and giving Republican officials more power to decide which votes would count and why, numerous U.S. companies put out statements condemning those moves as damaging to democracy. It was a rare case of corporate America deciding that Republican "business-friendly" policies, no matter how good they were, weren't going to boost profits as much as the party's aggressive anti-democratic stance threatened to crater them—or, less cynically, it was simply a bridge too far for corporate executives not personally invested in the party's new white nationalist stances. Many of those same companies were willing to put out statements specifically endorsing new federal legislation to protect voting rights—legislation that would bar some of the most egregious Republican moves. But there is, of course, a catch: With national Republican leaders insisting nearly to a person that they absolutely will not allow such protections to go...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thursday marks a dark day in the nation’s history. It will be one year since the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Eyewitness News spoke to local lawmakers who were inside the Capitol during the insurrection about how they’re marking the somber anniversary. Two area congressmembers, both Democrats, spoke about their recollections of that day. Rep. Andy Kim represents New Jersey’s 3rd District, which includes much of Burlington County, and Rep. Brendan Boyle represents Pennsylvania’s 2nd District, from North Philadelphia all the way up to Somerton. READ MORE: 'Sisters, Nieces And Nephews': Loved Ones Heartbroken After 12 Killed In Fairmount FireEyewitness News also reached out to a handful of Republican congressmembers but did not hear back. On Jan. 5, 2021, there was already a fear that something was afoot. “We were anticipating that there would be a loud and emotional and boisterous crowd,” Boyle recalled, “though, never anticipating that the Capitol would be breached.” The U.S. Capitol was, in fact, breached the next day. “One of the emails that came through from the Capitol Police...
    Gal Gadot is reflecting on her viral "Imagine" video that sent social media into a tizzy back in March 2020. The "Death on the Nile" actress, 36, spoke out on the John Lennon cover she performed with a cohort of her closest Hollywood pals and posted nearly two years ago much to the chagrin of the public, telling InStyle that in hindsight, the video "wasn't the right timing" or "the right thing." The video featured cameos from the likes of Natalie Portman, Jimmy Fallon, Zoë Kravitz, Will Ferrell, Amy Adams, James Marsden, Mark Ruffalo, Sarah Silverman, Sia and Maya Rudolph. Gadot said the video was made with "pure intentions" when she came up with the idea and reached out to Kristen Wiig after seeing how the coronavirus ravaged through her homeland of Israel before touching the United States. GAL GADOT ADDRESSES BACKLASH TO 'IMAGINE' VIDEO: 'I HAD NOTHING BUT GOOD INTENTIONS' Gal Gadot spoke out about the viral ‘Imagine’ cover video she posted to social media in March 2020 to backlash from social media. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) "I...
    Eric Adams reflected on the interesting first day he had as New York City Mayor when he called the police about an assault he witnessed on his commute to City Hall. Hours after Adams was sworn in for New Year’s Day at Times Square, he was waiting to board the subway from the J train subway station at Kosciuszko Street in Brooklyn. During this time, a fight broke out on the street below, and Adams was filmed by reporters as he called 911 about the “assault in progress.” Three men are fighting on the street in view of @NYCMayor at Kosciuszko J stop; he called 911 pic.twitter.com/CTgHODQuT7 — myles miller (@MylesMill) January 1, 2022 Adams managed to put a dramatic flair to the call by identifying himself to the operator at the end of his report. The mayor spoke about this with Morning Joe on Monday, and Joe Scarborough was delighted by Adams’ James Bond-ish way of naming himself as “Adams, Mayor Adams.” Adams called the incident “a good start” on his own part before adding that he doesn’t feel...
    THE QUEEN has made some incredible speeches in her near 70-year reign. But yesterday’s Christmas Day message must rank as one of the most moving. 1The Queen spoke to us with the calm and courageous honesty that we have to come to rely on in these troubled times Our 95-year-old monarch has endured a gruelling year. The death of her strength and stay Prince Philip, hospital illness, abuse allegations against Andrew, sleaze scandals around Charles’ top aide. That’s before we even even mention Harry, Meghan and Covid. Annus Horribilis doesn’t come into it. Yet she spoke to the nation yesterday with the calm, courageous honesty that we have come to rely on in these troubled times. And she paid a heartbreaking tribute to her late husband. “My beloved Philip…was as bright at the end as when I first set eyes on him. “His sense of service, intellectual curiosity and capacity to squeeze fun out of any situation were all irrepressible.’’ These were the words not just of our Queen, but also of a still-suffering widow. Yet despite her loss she...
    MTV Cast from 'The Challenge: All Stars' 2 The third episode of “The Challenge: All Stars” season two saw one friendship between competitors fracture as an argument in the house turned into a game-ending decision. Warning: This article contains spoilers for the third episode of “The Challenge: All Stars” season 2, which dropped on Paramount+ on Thursday, November 25. At the beginning of the third episode, viewers saw Ayanna Mackins and Sophia Pasquis hit a difficult moment in their friendship as Sophia was triggered by a type of braid that Ayanna was doing in her hair. Ayanna and Sophia had an argument over Sophia’s reaction and Ayanna left the room. Both found themselves on the losing team for the following challenge and, since Ayanna was the female captain and holding the life shield she won in the last elimination, she decided to choose her replacement for the upcoming elimination. Ayanna picked Sophia to go into the Arena, which hurt her and didn’t help matters between the two. Sophia was ultimately eliminated by Jodi Weatherton and after the episode...
    Kanye 'Ye' West said on Wednesday that God will reunite him and estranged wife Kim Kardashian. West, 44, spoke out about his marriage as he appeared at the Los Angeles Mission to deliver 1,000 meals to Skid Row ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. 'The narrative God wants is to see that we can be redeemed in all these relationships,' the Grammy-winner said, according to Page Six. 'We’ve made mistakes. I’ve made mistakes.' The latest: Kanye 'Ye' West, 44, said on Wednesday in LA that God will reunite him and estranged wife Kim Kardashian, 41, as he appeared at the Los Angeles Mission to deliver 1,000 meals to Skid Row ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday He continued: 'I’ve publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband, but right now today, for whatever reason - I didn’t know I was going to be in front of this mic - but I’m here to change the narrative.' West spoke out on the status of the relationship as Kardashian's new romance with Pete Davidson continues to make headlines. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1...
    Jennifer Lawrence recalled her near-death experience when she was flying from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to New York City by private jet in Summer 2017.  The star, 31, who is expecting her first child with husband of two years art gallery director Cooke Maroney, spoke to Vanity Fair about the experience which saw her praying 'that she would not lose her hair' and that her dog would survive. While conceding: 'I know, flying private, I deserve to die', she remembered how the air pressure in the cabin dropped and she discovered one of the plane's two engines had failed during the flight with her two brothers.  Pained: Jennifer Lawrence recalled her near-death experience when she was flying from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to New York City by private jet in Summer 2017 Jennifer insisted she knew she would then die, saying: 'My skeleton was all that was left in the seat. We were all just going to die. I started leaving little mental voicemails to my family, you know, "I've had a great life, I'm sorry".' When asked why she apologised, she...
    THE music world is in complete shocked as news begins circulating that talented rapper Young Dlop has reportedly been shot. According to outlets, he was visiting one of his favorite hometown spots when gunfire began to erupt. 2Rapper Young Dolph at the BET HIP HOP AwardsCredit: Getty 2Young Dolph poses for a portrait backstage during JMBLYA at Fair Park on May 5, 2017Credit: Getty Images - Getty SHOT'S FIRED AT MAKEDA'S COOKIES Earlier today, outlet reported that someone was shot at Makeda's Cookies in Memphis,Tennessee. Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph walked into the store to buy cookies. Read our Young Dolph live blog for the very latest news and updates... The outlet also reports that three law enforcement officers confirmed the young rapper's death. The owner then claimed that someone drove up and then shot and killed the rapper. He also told WREG that the star was hit while he was buying cookies. TARGETED SINCE HIS TEENAGE YEARS The 36-year-old rapper has openly admitted that he has been a target of violence since his...
    Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie continued the junket tour for his new book by going on Fox News and offering former President Donald Trump a dose of reality for his continued lies about the 2020 election. Christie’s appearance on America’s Newsroom marks his latest attempt to promote Republican Rescue: Saving the Party From Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden. Between all of his criticism for the Biden administration, Christie has drawn a great deal of media intrigue lately for making fun of Trump, suggesting that the Republican Party move on from Trump, and quit embracing conspiracy theories from the ex-president. When asked about the state of his relationship with Trump, Christie once again spoke of how he told Trump he lost the 2020 election, and that his mass voter fraud claims remain unsubstantiated. He also warned that Trump’s obsession with “grievances and vendettas” bogs down the GOP’s attempts to focus on the future. Good friends tell people the truth. I told Donald Trump the truth on Election Night and after Election Night the election...
    HILARIA Baldwin says she fears her husband Alec will develop PTSD after the "traumatic" on-set fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last week. The 37-year-old also took to Instagram on Saturday night to show solidarity with her husband, telling him "I'm here and I love you" hours after the pair shared a tense exchange with paparazzi in Manchester, Vermont. 5Hilaria and Alec spoke to the press for the first time since the shooting on SaturdayCredit: Splash 5She later uploaded a photo of her hand intertwined with her husband's to Instagram, telling him 'I'm here'Credit: Instagram / Hilaria Baldwin Hilaria's heartfelt post included an image of her hand intertwined with her husband's in bed. The yoga instructor, who has deep familial ties to the New England area, told the NY Post how she bundled her six children and their pets into a car and fled New York without a destination in mind when she learned of Hutchins' death. “I didn’t know where I was going, I just drove,” she said. “I just drove around and around and around with...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s down to the wire for those who have procrastinated in their search for the perfect Halloween costume. CBS2’s Thalia Perez spoke with people Friday outside Spirit Halloween on 86th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. They said the line was down the street the night before. READ MORE: Police Patrols Planned This Weekend To Keep Halloween Revelers Out Of Abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric CenterCustomers, who really got into the holiday spirit, said they were excited to be out shopping, even if it meant standing in line. Video captured the scene Thursday outside a Party City near the Barclays Center, where customers patiently waited in line on the street. Many also may have been waiting because of the limited number of people allowed inside at a time. So what are the best sellers this year? A store owner Perez spoke with from Havin a Party said they are traditional ones, like Captain America, Boba Fett, Superman, and pumpkins for kids. “Many people wait until the last second. We’re sold out of a lot of items. We have...
    There’s No Doubt These 30+ Drinking Games Will Make Saturday Nights Better NBA ‘SO/UP’ Picks and Bets for Thursday’s Games © Provided by INSIDER Caitlyn Jenner and Dave Chappelle. AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu ; Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Caitlyn Jenner spoke out in support of comedian Dave Chappelle whose new special is under fire. Chappelle was criticized over comments he made about the trans community in "The Closer." "Dave Chappelle is 100% right. This isn't about the LGBTQ movement," Jenner wrote in a tweet. Caitlyn Jenner spoke out in support of Dave Chappelle as the comedian faces criticism for comments he made about the trans community in his new Netflix special, "The Closer." "Dave Chappelle is 100% right. This isn't about the LGBTQ movement," Jenner wrote in a tweet. "It's about woke cancel culture run amok, trying to silence free speech. We must never yield or bow to those who wish to stop us from speaking our minds," she added. -Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) October 26, 2021Chappelle's comedy special premiered on the streaming service on October 5...
    Gal Gadot is speaking out on the problems she had with Joss Whedon amid the making of Justice League, and the measures she took in response. Gadot, 36, chat with Elle magazine for its Women in Hollywood Issue about her experience working with Whedon and the steps she took afterwards. 'I was shocked by the way that he spoke to me,' the Wonder Woman actress said of Whedon, who has past been accused of toxic on-set behavior. 'I just did what I felt like I had to do. And it was to tell people that it's not okay.' The latest: Gal Gadot, 36, is speaking out on the problems she had with Joss Whedon amid the making of Justice League, and the measures she took in response Gadot said she 'was shaking trees as soon as it happened' and says 'that the heads of Warner Brothers ... took care of it.' Gadot said she 'would've done the same thing' if she was a man, and that she did not know if Whedon would have talked to her in that way if...
    TYSON FURY reacted to Deontay Wilder's emotional statement after their third fight as he hailed the trilogy series. Wilder, brutally knocked out in round 11 of the epic Las Vegas classic, spoke out online for the first time after his defeat. 2Deontay Wilder was beaten by Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight 2Tyson Fury reacting to Deontay Wilder's emotional statement after their third fight And Gypsy King Fury reposted the American's words of congratulations and said: "The greatest trilogy of all time." Wilder was floored three times in the fight, but scored two knockdowns of his own in round four as he came within a punch of winning. After the gruelling thriller, Fury attempted to make peace with his great rival, but was snubbed. Footage even captured Wilder saying 'no love' and 'I will never respect you'. But the former WBC champion, who was feeling the affects of the fight, later spoke out and was full of praise for Fury, 33. Wilder, 35, posted: "I would be lying if I said that I...
    After a Black Louisiana state trooper went public with allegations of police brutality and racism within the department, he received notice that he was being fired.  Carl Cavalier got a letter this week from State Police Superintendent Lamar Davis saying that he violated department policy by speaking out about the death of Ronald Greene, according to WWL-TV, a local CBS affiliate. Greene was a Black man who died after he was beaten and dragged in a struggle with troopers. Police had initially reported Greene died in a car crash, but body camera footage that was leaked to the media showed otherwise.  Cavalier gave interviews to local television stations in Louisiana indicating that he was disappointed it required leaked body camera footage to get the department to discipline the officers involved in Greene's death, WWL-TV reported.  “There are killers,” Cavalier said in an interview with the station. “And there are people who are OK with the killers being on the job. And that's the people who are a part of the cover up.” “I considered it a murder,” he added. “Because why else would we hesitate to be transparent about it? Why...
    Joan Collins said she doesn’t engage in social media for fear of cancel culture.  The "Dynasty" actress spoke with The Sunday Times where she discussed why she does not engage online, noting that she steers clear of any and all online discourse for fear that her words will be misconstrued or taken out of context.  "I don’t want to engage in any way, shape or form with these morons," she stated.  However, that doesn’t mean the 88-year-old doesn’t have opinions. For example, she noted that she believes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been given enough of a platform in recent years.  JOAN COLLINS SAYS 93RD ACADEMY AWARDS LOOKED ‘VERY SERIOUS’: ‘IT DIDN’T LOOK LIKE ANYBODY WAS HAVING MUCH FUN’ "I think they’ve had enough oxygen in the press," she stated bluntly when asked.  Joan Collins spoke out against cancel culture. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)) While she didn’t have much to say about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, she did come to the rescue of Piers Morgan, who famously stormed off the set of "Good Morning...
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    The military officer facing legal consequences for speaking out against Department of Defense leaders is no longer in the brig. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr., whose criticism of the Afghanistan withdrawal received attention nationwide, had been in pretrial confinement in the Regional Brig for Marine Corps Installations East at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, but both sides agreed to a release, according to Capt. Sam Stephenson, a Training and Education Command spokesman. ALL FORMER VA SECRETARIES URGE CONGRESS TO PASS MILITARY SUICIDE PREVENTION LEGISLATION "Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. is being released from confinement today, Oct. 5, 2021, as a result of a mutual agreement between Lt. Col. Scheller, his Defense counsel, and the Commanding General, Training Command," said Stephenson in a statement to the Washington Examiner. "No additional details regarding the agreement may be released at this time," he added. Scheller gained notoriety last month when he posted a video on social media calling for accountability from military leaders for the way the Afghanistan withdrawal occurred, and he specifically referenced the ISIS-K terrorist attack that killed 13...
    NEW YORK -- Brian Laundrie's sister, Cassie, spoke out exclusively to ABC News in the wake of her brother's disappearance following the death of his fiancée Gabby Petito.It comes after a hiker says he saw Laundrie in a parking lot near the Appalachian Trail along the North Carolina-Tennessee border Saturday.Dennis Davis said he saw Laundrie in a parking lot near the trail and the two even had a conversation.EMBED More News Videos The hiker says he spoke to Brian Laundrie near the Appalachian Trail. Davis said he has no doubt in his mind that's who he was talking to, but at the time he didn't know what Laundrie looked like.He said the man he spoke to mentioned having a fight with his girlfriend."I started talking to him and immediately I could tell that there was something wrong with the guy, I thought that maybe he was on drugs or something at first," Davis said. "What he said to me at the start was, 'Hey, man, I'm lost.'"RELATED | Gabby Petito's family posts emotional messages on social, call on Laundrie to...