Taliban, despite ‘peace’ talks, led the world by far in 2019 terrorist attacks, study finds

Almost 8,500 terrorist attacks took place in 2019, killing more than 20,300 people – some 5,460 were known perpetrators and 14,840 were victims, according to a report released this week by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) as part of its Global Terrorism Database (GTD). But even as talks intensified between […]

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Police: Mother admits to starving daughter, dumping body

Police say a Maryland woman accused of starving her 15-month-old daughter for more than three weeks has been charged with first-degree murder By The Associated Press July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM 1 min read SILVER SPRING, Md. — A Maryland woman accused of starving her 15-month-old daughter for more than three weeks has been charged […]

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‘The Crown’ gets 6th season, taking show into the early 2000s

More than five months after revealing “The Crown” will end after season five, Netflix has said its hit show about Britain’s Royal Family will, in fact, extend to a sixth season that will take the series into the early 2000s. The streaming giant announced the change of plans on Twitter on Thursday, highlighting that creator […]

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‘Glee’ Cast Then & Now: Updates On Lea Michele & More Stars 11 Years After Premiere

‘Glee’ stole our hearts more than a decade ago from the show choir room of William McKinley High School. 11 years after its premiere, we reflect on how far the cast has come. Glee premiered after American Idol on May 19, 2009, and was an instant favorite. Stars like Matthew Morrison, 41, Lea Michele, 33, Amber Riley, 34, […]

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22 Stars Beating The Summer Heat In Spaghetti Strap Dresses: Hailey Baldwin, Rihanna & More

Is there anything more perfect for basking in summer sunshine than a spaghetti strap dress. Hailey Baldwin, Rihanna and so many more of our favorite fashionistas have already have their closets lined with the cute look! Lovers of ’90s fashion have already been stoked to see everything from scrunchies to flared jeans returning to mainstream […]

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Where’s Trump’s Financial Disclosure? The White House Blames the Pandemic

President Trump’s annual financial disclosure report was due to be released more than a week ago. But the filing, the only official public document detailing his personal finances, was not published, and neither the White House nor federal ethics officials offered a public explanation. The White House addressed the issue on Wednesday night. An official […]

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Feds seek to keep guns seized after West Texas mass shooting

Federal prosecutors are seeking to keep more than two dozen guns and firearm accessories seized from a man whose home was searched last year following a mass shooting in West Texas By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press July 8, 2020, 11:54 PM 3 min read DALLAS — Prosecutors are seeking to keep dozens of guns and […]

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Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors for Coronavirus Deaths

An analysis of more than 17 million people in England — the largest study of its kind, according to its authors — has pinpointed a bevy of factors that can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The paper, published Wednesday in Nature, echoes reports from other countries that […]

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Facebook says it took down network affiliated with Roger Stone that included fake accounts

Facebook on Wednesday took down a network of more than 100 pages and accounts affiliated with Trump confidante Roger Stone for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The flamboyant political consultant confirmed to Fox News his accounts either have been restricted or taken down. Stone’s personal accounts were among 54 Facebook accounts, 50 Facebook pages and four Instagram accounts closed for […]

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New Transcripts Detail Last Moments for George Floyd

George Floyd told officers more than 20 times that he could not breathe, according to newly released transcripts of Minneapolis police body camera footage documenting the last minutes of his life. Several times, too, he exclaimed that officers were killing him. “Come on, man. Oh, oh. I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe,” Mr. Floyd said, […]

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Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

They are among the nation’s most significant infrastructure projects: More than 9,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines in the United States are currently being built or expanded, and another 12,500 miles have been approved or announced — together, almost enough to circle the Earth. Now, however, pipeline projects like these are being challenged as […]

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Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital

A few weeks after more than 100 people attended her husband’s funeral, the widow herself was on the brink of death. Her oxygen levels had fallen deadly low due to complications from COVID-19, and her heart stopped. Ten people, each in two layers of protective equipment, surrounded her hospital bed. Two climbed on opposite sides […]

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See what Trump’s niece said about him in bombshell book

Seeking to prevent nothing less than the "end of American democracy," Donald Trump’s niece Mary lays out a long and twisted saga of mind games and family drama in a new book her family attempted to block. "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" presents a damning portrait […]

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Judge Puts Cloud Over Settlement of Roundup Cancer Claims

An agreement to pay more than $10 billion to settle thousands of claims that the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer is at risk of unraveling. Although the bulk of the complex deal between Roundup’s manufacturer, the German conglomerate Bayer, and a raft of plaintiff lawyers does not require court approval, one crucial piece does: a […]

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Rob Kardashian Is All Smiles During 4th Of July Party With Pals After Debuting Weight Loss

Rob Kardashian looks happier than ever in a new photo from his Fourth of July celebrations! The father of one shared a black and white snap with three pals on July 6, as they flashed their middle fingers and tongues at the camera. Rob Kardashian clearly enjoyed his holiday weekend, as seen in a new photo […]

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American student locked in Egyptian prison for over a year without trial is freed, returns to US

An American medical student imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year returned to the United States on Monday, the State Department said. Mohamed Amashah, an Egyptian-American from New Jersey with dual citizenship, had been held in pretrial detention for over 500 days on charges of “misusing social media” and “aiding a terrorist group,” according to […]

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Fossils reveal dinosaur forerunner smaller than a cellphone

Meet Kongonaphon kely, a pocket sized dinosaur forerunner that was smaller than your cellphone. The creature, which predated dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs, was just shy of 4 inches (10 centimeters) tall, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Some of these things would have been quite […]

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NY count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homes

New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism […]

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Trump calls for NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace to apologize for noose ‘hoax’

More than two weeks after a noose was found hanging in a garage stall used by Bubba Wallace, President Trump referred to the incident as a “HOAX” and called for NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver to apologize to the rest of the organization. Last month, Wallace successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban Confederate flags at […]

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Uber acquiring food-delivery app Postmates for $2.65B

Uber is acquiring food-delivery app Postmates for $2.65 billion in stock, less than a month after it tried and failed to acquire rival Grubhub. The combination of Uber’s UberEats food-delivery app with Postmates will control 37 percent of the food delivery business in the US and would be second to Doordash, which controls 45 percent […]

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Jennifer Lopez Rocks Daisy Dukes During At-Home Baseball Game With Fiance Alex Rodriguez

Is there anything more American than a game of backyard baseball? That’s exactly how Jennifer Lopez celebrated Independence Day with fiance Alex and their family. Jennifer Lopez celebrated the Fourth of July with a game of backyard baseball that involved all her family members. The 50-year-old “Let’s Get Loud” hitmaker, and her fiance Alex Rodriguez, […]

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‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ hymn ignites hope across nation

The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests. In recent weeks, countless rallies were held from D.C. to Seattle with arm-locked protesters of different races reciting the song’s […]

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This day in sports: Dodgers and Angels were atop the standings in 1962

The likelihood of a historic World Series in Los Angeles was more than wishful thinking on this date in 1962, when the Angels and Dodgers both soared into first place on the Fourth of July. The lead headline in The Times sports section read “HEAVEN CAN WAIT! ANGELS IN FIRST ON 4TH,” after they swept […]

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Pregnant Katy Perry Shows Off ‘Gross’ Swollen Belly Button In Hilarious Instagram Video — Watch

Katy Perry has a reputation for being super candid — but fans got more than they bargained for when she showed off her swollen belly button on her growing baby bump. Is there any other pop star who would show off their swollen belly button as proudly as Katy Perry? The pregnant “Roar” songstress is […]

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