Can Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger repeat last year’s scorching 60-game start in 2020?

Cody Bellinger’s first 60 games last season were near-historic: a .370 batting average, 20 home runs, 54 RBIs and a 1.177 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. All of which made his final 60 games somewhat head-scratching: a .257 batting average, 13 home runs, 38 RBIs and an .890 OPS. The 24-year-old outfielder still won the National League’s MVP […]

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Crews continue work to remove Richmond’s Confederate statues

Crews were back at work Thursday removing Confederate monuments from Virginia’s capital city, a process that began last week after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered all city-owned Confederate statues cleared away amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racism. Workers returned to the site of a monument honoring Confederate naval commander and scientist Matthew Fontaine […]

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Official: Police justified in killing armed, fleeing man

A district attorney says Utah police officers were legally justified in firing more than 30 times and killing an armed man as he ran away By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press July 9, 2020, 7:28 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police officers were legally justified […]

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5 Arrested in Connection With Pop Smoke Killing

Five people, including three adult men and two minors, were arrested early Thursday in connection with the February killing of Pop Smoke, a rising New York rapper, the Los Angeles Police Department announced. No additional information about the arrests or potential charges was provided by the department, which has been investigating the case for months. […]

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Teams search for ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera at California lake

Authorities were searching a Southern California lake Thursday for “Glee” star Naya Rivera a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat. More than 80 people using helicopters, drones, and all-terrain vehicles, including divers, were involved in the search, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said. The search began Wednesday and was […]

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Police: 9-year-old boy, 2 others wounded in Atlanta shooting

Authorities said three people were shot and wounded in Atlanta, including a 9-year-old boy By The Associated Press July 9, 2020, 12:39 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATLANTA — Three people, including a 9-year-old boy, were shot and wounded in Atlanta, police said. The shooting happened Wednesday night in […]

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Police Search for Seoul Mayor After His Daughter Reports Him Missing

SEOUL, South Korea — The police said on Thursday that they were searching for Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, after his daughter reported him missing. Mr. Park, 64, canceled his official schedule for Thursday and called in sick to City Hall. His daughter told the police that he had […]

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‘The Challenge’ Recap: [SPOILER] Puts His Own Game At Risk To Save A Friend During Double Elimination

Two players with red skulls were sent home on the July 8 episode of ‘The Challenge’ — and one elimination came after a game-changing move to help someone else. The July 8 episode of The Challenge: Total Madness begins with six guys and five girls left. Every player has earned a red skull at this point, […]

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Canadian women purportedly attack Black Lives Matter protesters with hockey stick, video shows

Two women in Canada were filmed attacking protesters with a hockey stick at a Black and Indigenous Lives Matter rally on Saturday. Winnipeg police said they are investigating the attack on a Black man and an Indigenous woman at the protest outside the Manitoba Legislature grounds, according to the Winnipeg Sun. One of the victims, Theo […]

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Happy 8th Birthday, Penelope Disick: See Her Cutest Pics With Scott Disick & Kourtney Kardashian

In honor of Penelope Disick turning eight years old on July 8, we’re looking back at some of her cutest moments with her famous parents, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. Happy birthday to the one and only, Penelope Disick! Penelope is the middle child of Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian, and she turns eight years old on July […]

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Missouri Police Seek Man in ‘Unprovoked Attack’ on 12-Year-Old Performer

The police in Missouri said Tuesday that they were looking for a man who punched a 12-year-old hip-hop dancer on Friday in a “violent and completely unprovoked attack” that was captured on video and viewed widely. Officers with the Cape Girardeau Police Department identified the suspect as Cedric Charles Moore Jr., 27, of Cape Girardeau, […]

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2 People Charged With Hate Crime After Black Lives Matter Mural Is Vandalized

Two white people in California were charged on Tuesday with a hate crime and other offenses after video appeared to show them vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural on July 4, officials said. The two were identified by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office as Nicole Claudia Anderson, 42, and David Richard Nelson, 53, both […]

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Lakers say they’re ready for rest of NBA journey this season

There were multiple points in this elongated season when the Lakers thought that they had been through something no team ever experienced and that surely nothing could test them any further. At each of those points, they were wrong. It has been a season filled with unexpected, sometimes devastating interruptions. They began the season in […]

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Dutch police uncover ‘torture chamber,’ makeshift prison; 6 arrested

Six men were arrested after Dutch police discovered sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools, including pliers and scalpels, and handcuffs, a high-ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential […]

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Italian beach nudists fined amid coronavirus enforcement

Six men in Italy were fined Sunday after patrol officers spotted them going full nude on the shore of a lake, according to reports. Italian media reported that officers aboard a carabinieri police boat spotted naturists while patrolling the beaches of Abbadia Lariana – located in Lake Como – to enforce social distancing. Abbadia Larian […]

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England pubs forced to close days after reopening after customer tests positive for coronavirus

Days after reopening pubs and restaurants in parts of England, some establishments were forced to close again after customers reported they had tested positive for coronavirus. A customer who visited the Lighthouse Kitchen and Carvery in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset on Saturday, said he tested positive for COVID-19, triggering at least two other local eateries he had also […]

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Travel Restrictions on Americans Erode a Sense of Passport Privilege

LONDON — Five American travelers who set out for a getaway on Sardinia were turned away last week after their private jet landed on the Mediterranean island. In Canada, two Americans were fined for flouting tougher entry restrictions imposed by their northern neighbor. And in Mexico, governors are pleading with the central government to introduce […]

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In the Twin Cities’ Robust Dining Scene, Few Black-Owned Businesses

MINNEAPOLIS — Before the coronavirus decimated the restaurant industry, Minneapolis and St. Paul were being hailed around the country for their up-and-coming culinary scene. and NYT Cooking on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. Get regular updates from NYT Cooking, with recipe suggestions, cooking tips and shopping advice.

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London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate

LONDON — The couple, a top British sprinter and a Portuguese track star, were driving their Mercedes through the elegant Maida Vale neighborhood in West London — their 3-month-old son in the back seat — when a police van appeared in their rearview mirror. The athletes, Bianca Williams, 26, and Ricardo dos Santos, 25, soon […]

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SoHo House, Whitney Museum among ritzy recipients of PPP loans

Boutique fashion lines and high-end hotels were among the hundreds of thousands of businesses receiving money from the Trump administration’s high-profile $660 billion pandemic aid program. Among the recipients included on the list released by the Trump administration on Monday was Kanye West’s Yeezy apparel brand, which received as much as $5 million from the […]

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Sheriff: At least 8 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

Authorities say at least eight people were killed when two small airplanes collided over a scenic lake in northern Idaho By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press July 6, 2020, 8:55 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SPOKANE, Wash. — At least eight people, including three children, were killed when two […]

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