Dr. Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to president Biden, will step down from his posts in December.Go deeper →
The eccentric NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has gotten cozy with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, announced he had gotten permission to visit Russia to visit Vladimir Putin, who he's called a \"cool guy,\" to negotiate for Brittney Griner's release.Go deeper →
The sequel to the smash murder mystery hit, \"Knives Out,\" will debut on Netflix on December 23rd and in theaters on a mystery date. \"Glass Onion\" will follow the star, Daniel Craig, to Greece as he investigates a new murder. The cast is stacked with stars like Janelle Monae and Edward Norton.
The New York Times published an investigation into a massive $1.6 billion donation to a new conservative non-profit run by Leonard Leo, called the Marble Freedom Trust, by a low-profile Republican financier. The donation was routed through various channels to avoid being taxed.Go deeper →
eBay is acquiring the marketplace for collectible trading cards, TCGplayer, in a deal valued up to $295 million. eBay has long been a place where people go to buy and sell trading cards, so the acquisition makes sense as a commitment to the community of collectors. The marketplace will continue to operate autonomously.
Daria Dugina, the daughter of Putin's ally Aleksandr Dugin, was killed after a car bomb exploded in Moscow on Sunday night. The U.S. sanctioned Dugina for posting disinformation about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Her father is a philosopher who has promoted Russian nationalism through various Russian publications.
Ford will cut 3,000 jobs as part of an effort to restructure the company to maximize revenue and increase production. While the layoffs were expected in the wake of Ford announcing its restructuring efforts earlier this month.Go deeper →
Cathy Yan will direct and produce an adaptation of the novel, Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsu for Amazon. Yan directed \"Birds of Prey,\" making her the first Asian American woman to direct a superhero movie. She also received an Emmy nomination for directing an episode of \"Succession.\"
There is severe flooding in the Dallas/Fort Worth area today after the city was hit with three months-worth of rain overnight, and showers continued today. Eastern Dallas saw 15.16 inches of rainfall last night, and hundreds of car crashes and high water rescues have already been reported as raging water forced drivers to abandon their cars and caused accidents.
Nathan Fielder's \"The Rehearsal\" has been renewed for a second season at HBO. In comedic-documentary-series, Fielder employs a variety of methods to help people rehearse upcoming real-life events like having kids or confessing a secret to a friend.
Elon Musk, who is embroiled in a legal dispute with Twitter over his attempt to pull out of buying the social media company, has subpoenaed former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey. Dorsey supported Musk's ambitions to buy the company for $44 billion, but Musk now wants to know how many spam/bot accounts are on the platform.Go deeper →
A patchwork group of privacy researchers and human rights advocates is suing Oracle in California. The suit alleges that Oracle's \"worldwide surveillance machine\" has amassed detailed dossiers on 5 billion people. There is no comprehensive federal privacy law in the U.S., so the suit will face an uphill battle to make a case for Oracle's privacy violations.
Nicki Minaj's new song, \"Super Freaky Girl,\" debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first rapper to have a song debut at the spot since Lauryn Hill. She is also one of only a handful of female rappers that have topped the chart with solo songs.
Fetty Wap has pled guilty to charges of possession and conspiracy to distribute illegal substances. The rapper rose to fame in 2015 with his hit song \"Trap Queen.\" He was arrested in 2016 after he was caught in a multi-state drug ring that distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey. He is facing a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years.
Former president Donald Trump and his legal team filed a suit today asking a judge to appoint a \"special master\" to sift through all the materials and documents seized from his home in Mar-a-Lago. The suit demands the Justice Department pause its investigation until a third party is appointed.Go deeper →