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Disney Names Bob Chapek Its New CEO, Replacing Bob Iger

(NEW YORK) — The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately. Iger will become executive chairman. Chapek was most recently chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Iger will remain chairman through the end of his contract Dec. 31, 2021. Iger said it was an “optimal time” for him to step down following Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets and the launch of Disney Plus streaming service in November. Chapek is only the seventh CEO in...
Tags: New York, News, Uncategorized, Disney, Companies, Fox, Iger, Walt Disney Co, Walt Disney Parks, Disney Consumer Products, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek, Chapek, Onetime, Disney Parks Experiences, Susan Arnold


‘They’re in a World of Hurt.’ 39 States to Investigate Juul’s Marketing Tactics

(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday. Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas said they will lead the multi-state investigation into San Francisco-based Juul, which also is facing lawsuits by teenagers and others who say they became addicted to ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, California, Virginia, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Maine, Connecticut, Courts, Fda, Nevada, Vaping, Donald Trump, Stanford University


Hot Pockets Heiress Who Cheated to Get Her Daughters Into College Faces Possible Prison Time

(BOSTON) — Prosecutors are seeking nearly two years in prison for an heiress to the Hot Pockets microwavable snack fortune who agreed to pay $300,000 to cheat the college admissions process for her daughters in a nationwide bribery scheme. Michelle Janavs, whose family developed Hot Pockets before selling their company, will be sentenced Tuesday in Boston federal court for her role in the scandal that has embroiled elite universities across the country. Janavs admitted to paying the consult...
Tags: News, Boston, Uncategorized, Courts, University Of Southern California, Full House, Felicity Huffman, Michelle, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Onetime, Rick Singer, Michelle Janavs, Janavs


‘I Don’t Want to Go in a Police Car.’ Body Camera Footage Captures Handcuffed 6-Year-Old’s Tearful Pleas During Arrest at School

(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A police officer’s body camera shows a 6-year-old Florida girl crying and begging officers not to arrest her as one fastens zip ties around her wrists at a charter school. The video Kaia Rolle’s family shared with the Orlando Sentinel and other media outlets Monday shows the girl being arrested in September for kicking and punching staff members at her Orlando charter school. “What are those for?” Kaia asks about the zip ties in the video. “They’re for you,” Officer Dennis...
Tags: Florida, News, Uncategorized, Turner, Orlando, Orlando Fla, Orlando Sentinel, Dennis Turner, Kaia, Onetime, Aramis Ayala, Orlando Rolon, Kaia Rolle, Lucious Emma Nixon


Coronavirus Containment Efforts in the U.S. Could Disrupt ‘People’s Day-to-Day Lives,’ CDC Warns

As the number of people infected with a novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has ticked up worldwide—totaling more than 80,000 as of Tuesday afternoon—the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has routinely emphasized that the risk to Americans remains relatively low. But that tone changed somewhat during a call with reporters Tuesday, when Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases warned that community spread appear...
Tags: News, Cdc, Uncategorized, United States, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, National Center for Immunization, Onetime, Messonnier, COVID-19, Nancy Messonnier Director of the


A Wrongfully Convicted Kansas Man Who Spent 23 Years in Prison Is Awarded $1.5 Million

A Kansas man who spent over two decades in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit will be awarded $1.5 million for his wrongful conviction, according to the Kansas State Attorney General’s office. Lamonte McIntyre was convicted and sentenced to two terms of life in prison for the murders of Donald Ewing and Doniel Quinn back in 1994. The two victims had been shot in the middle of the day while they sat in their car. Mclntyre was 17 at the time and there was no physical evidence or moti...
Tags: News, Abc, Uncategorized, Ap, Wrongful Conviction, Kansas, Associated Press, McIntyre, Derek Schmidt, Mclntyre, KMBC, LaMonte, Onetime, Lamonte McIntyre, McIntrye, Donald Ewing


President Demands Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor Recuse Themselves From Anything ‘Trump-Related’

President Donald Trump demanded that Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from future cases involving his administration after she wrote in an immigration case that her conservative colleagues were being too quick to clear his policies. “She said some things that were obviously inappropriate,” Trump said of Sotomayor during a news conference in New Delhi on Tuesday, where he’s completing a two-day visit to India. Ginsburg voted with other liberal ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, White House, Court, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Gop, Fox News, Illinois, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, New Delhi, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts


‘Better That We Die Laughing Than to Die Scared.’ Meet the Syrian Dad Who Taught His Daughter to Laugh During Bombings

(BEIRUT) — Abdullah Mohammed would do anything for his daughter, even forcing himself to laugh with her at the sound of bombs to help her overcome her fear. In Idlib, that’s a lot of laughter. The province in northwestern Syria is the last opposition-held stronghold in the war-ravaged country. It has been the subject of a ferocious military campaign and relentless bombardment by Russia-backed Syrian government troops since early December. More than 900,000 civilians have been on the move si...
Tags: News, Russia, Uncategorized, Syria, Beirut, Mohammed, Idlib, Abdullah, Sarmada, Onetime, Saraqeb, Salwa, Abdullah Mohammed, Selva Yukar, Arap, Mehmet Algan


More Violence Erupts in New Delhi Over Indian Citizenship Law

(NEW DELHI) — An angry group of Hindus carrying pickaxes and iron rods hurled rocks at Muslims in new violence in the Indian capital on Tuesday, a day after at least seven people, including a police officer, were killed and more than 100 others were reportedly injured in clashes over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims, police said. Black smoke rose into the sky after protesters set fruit and vegetable shops and a Muslim shrine on fire in the Bhajanpur area in New Delhi’s northeast,...
Tags: News, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, Parliament, Donald Trump, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Trump, Press Trust of India, New Delhi Television, Muslims Trump, Onetime, Monday Police, DIBYANGSHU SARKAR


Supreme Court Bars Parents From Suing Border Agent Who Killed Their Unarmed Teen Son

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday, in a 5-4 ruling, closed the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court’s five conservative justices ruled that the parents could not sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010. Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court that the case is tragic, but that strong border security and international relations issues led to the ruling again...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Mexico, Uncategorized, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sergio, The Supreme Court, Mesa, Samuel Alito, Onetime, Jesus Mesa Jr, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca


Harvey Weinstein Hospitalized With Heart Palpitations After Rape Trial Verdict

Harvey Weinstein was rerouted to New York’s Bellevue Hospital on Monday while being transported to Rikers Island, his attorney, Donna Rotunno, told CNN. He was experiencing chest pains, heart palpitations and high blood pressure, she said. Juda Engelmayer, a spokesperson for Weinstein tells TIME in an emailed statement that, as of Tuesday morning, he could not provide additional information on Weinstein’s medical status, but that “he was taken [to a hospital] for precautionary measures.” Sh...
Tags: New York, News, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Cnn, Bellevue, Harvey Weinstein, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Rikers Island, Weinstein, MACCALLUM, Bellevue Hospital, Onetime, Fox News Martha MacCallum


At Last BTS Fans Know All About That Mysterious Black Bean Noodle Incident

Thanks to Jimmy Fallon, BTS fans finally have an answer to one of life’s enduring mysteries—what went on with the so-called black bean noodle incident. During the Tonight Show takeover on Monday night, the K-Pop icons rode the New York subway with Fallon as he asked them questions from their fans. One of the items on the top of the list was about an incident that band members RM and Jimin had mentioned in passing during a fan livestream, promising that they would reveal all the details “whe...
Tags: New York, News, Jimmy Fallon, Uncategorized, Late Night Television, Fallon, Onetime, Jimin, BTS Army, Clickmonsters


There’s No Takeover Quite Like a BTS Takeover

As K-Pop icons BTS promote their new album Map of the Soul: 7, which was released on Friday, they took over New York’s Grand Central Station for a performance for The Tonight Show. The band took over the late night talk show, riding the subway around the city with host Jimmy Fallon for Monday night’s episode of The Tonight Show. To cap off the evening, the iconic main hall of New York’s busy train station was cleared out for a special performance by the beloved band. The seven band members ...
Tags: Music, New York, News, Jimmy Fallon, Uncategorized, Late Night Television, The Tonight Show, Bts, K Pop, Katz, Deli, Grand Central Station, Onetime, Clickmonsters


Iran Confirms Official Running Its Anti-Coronavirus Task Force Has Contracted Coronavirus

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — The head of Iran’s counter-coronavirus task force has tested positive for the virus himself, authorities announced Tuesday, showing the challenges facing the Islamic Republic amid concerns the outbreak may be far wider than officially acknowledged. The announcement regarding Iraj Harirchi came after he gave a news conference with journalists in Tehran about the virus just one day prior, seeking to minimize the danger posed by the outbreak. Read more: Coronavi...
Tags: News, China, Wam, Uncategorized, Iran, Beijing, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Hassan Rouhani, Oman, Associated Press, Tehran, Bahrain, Etihad, Istanbul


Today in Monkey Business, Let’s Follow the Escapades of This Trio of Baboons Who Escaped

Three baboons got up to some monkey business on Tuesday much to the entertainment of Sydney residents who spotted the troop on their escapades and Twitter users who followed the action online. The baboons escape was for a very relatable reason: one was on its way to the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) hospital for a vasectomy, while the other two were there to help him remain calm, according to The Guardian. While the surgical procedure was intended to allow the baboon to stay with his family “th...
Tags: News, Australia, Animals, Uncategorized, Viral, New South Wales, Sydney, Alfred, Ben Jenkins, Ben Fordham, NSW Police Force, Baboons, Onetime, Missenden Road, Clickmonsters, RPA Hospital


Elevate Yourselves and Start Using Spaghetti Scissors Like This Heroic Man

A resourceful man has gone understandably viral for his innovative and also obvious spaghetti scissors hack — the ultimate efficient dining experience when eating spaghetti noodles. Waiters at Italian restaurants should be offering diners a sprinkling of Parmesan and a small pair of ‘pasta shears,’ clearly. The as-yet unidentified man rose to Internet fame on Twitter when comedy writer and author James Felton shared a video, via Cucumber Tonic, of him twisting saucy spaghetti on his fork an...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Viral, Food And Drink, Felton, Onetime, James Felton


Second University of Oklahoma Professor Uses N-Word in Class, School Confirms

(NORMAN, Okla.) — Another University of Oklahoma professor used a racial slur in class, the school’s interim president said, marking the second time in less than two weeks that a faculty member used offensive language in the classroom. Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr. said Monday a history professor, whom he didn’t name, read from a historical document that used the N-word repeatedly. Harroz said the professor gave a “trigger warning” letting students know what she was about to say, but ...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Racism, Oklahoma, Onetime, Joseph Harroz Jr, Harroz, Second University of Oklahoma, NORMAN Okla Another University of Oklahoma


Report: South African State Hospitals ‘Forcibly’ Sterilized Women With HIV

(Bloomberg) — State hospitals in South Africa have sterilized some pregnant HIV-positive women without their consent, according to an investigation by the government’s Commission for Gender Equality. The investigation was prompted by a 2015 complaint by the non-profit Women’s Legal Centre, which documented 48 cases where women were allegedly either forced or coerced into agreeing to the procedure while giving birth. South Africa has the biggest HIV epidemic in the world, with a prevalence...
Tags: News, Hiv, Uncategorized, South Africa, Health Ministry, Solomons, Commission for Gender Equality, Onetime, Zweli Mkhize, Bloomberg State, Nasreen Solomons


A Whitney Houston Hologram Is Going on Tour Across Europe

(BURBANK, Calif.) — Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again. Eight years after her death, a holographic Houston will embark on a European tour that starts in England on Feb. 25 and runs through early April, with U.S. dates expected to follow. “Now is just the right time,” said Pat Houston, the singer’s sister-in-law, former manager and the executor of her estate, which is producing the show in collaboration with BASE Hologram. “In the spirit of Whitney, I know we’re do...
Tags: Europe, Music, England, News, Uncategorized, Carrie Fisher, Coachella, Houston, Whitney Houston, Whitney, Snoop Dogg, Roy Orbison, Burbank California, Burbank Calif, Maria Callas, Snell


Melania Trump Attends ‘Happiness’ Class at New Delhi School During India Trip

(NEW DELHI) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday visited a “happiness class” at a government-run school in the Indian capital. The curriculum dovetails with her “Be Best” initiative to teach children and young adults to be kind, avoid drugs and take care of themselves. A student band at the Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School played bagpipes as they greeted the first lady at the school, which was decorated with floral garlands and motifs. Read more: ‘We Are Kinder Than Them.’ ...
Tags: Politics, News, India, Uncategorized, New Delhi, Gujarat, Trump, Melania Trump, Manish Sisodia, Onetime, New Delhi School During India Trip, Sarvodaya Co Educational Senior Secondary School, Modi Don, Sarvodaya


Egypt’s Former President Hosni Mubarak Dies at 91

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who for nearly 30 years was the resolute face of stability in the Middle East, died on Tuesday, the country’s state television said, ending his days after a swift and ignominious tumble from power in the Arab world’s pro-democracy upheaval. He was 91. Throughout his rule, he was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bullwark against Islamic militancy and guardian of Egypt’s peace with Israel. But to the tens of thousands of young Egyptians who rallied for 18 days of unp...
Tags: News, Israel, Uncategorized, Egypt, Middle East, Mubarak, Tunisia, Cairo, Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square, Overnight, Onetime


Olympic Committee Member: 3 Months to Determine Coronavirus Impact on Tokyo Games

(TOKYO) — Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the IOC, estimates there’s a three-month window to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, which are being threatened by the fast-spreading virus from China. Pound, in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, did not sound alarmist. But he did speak frankly about the risks facing the Olympics, which open July 24. Pound has been an International Olympic Committee member since 1978, 13 years longer than current President Thomas Bach....
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, London, News, China, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Middle East, United Nations, Moscow, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Associated Press, Montreal, Ioc


Coronavirus Could Cost World $1 Trillion If It Becomes a Pandemic, Analysts Predict

The ghastly prospect that the coronavirus outbreak could become the first truly disruptive pandemic of the globalization era is renewing doubts over the stability of the world economy. With the death toll approaching 3,000, over 80,000 cases officially recorded and an outbreak in Italy now shutting down the richest chunk of its economy, some economists are beginning to war game what an untethered outbreak could mean for global growth. Those at Oxford Economics reckon an international health...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, News, Washington, China, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Economy, Italy, World Health Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Bundesbank, Imf, Riyadh, Bloomberg Television


China Sentences Swedish Bookseller to 10 Years in Prison

(BEIJING) — A court in eastern China announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison. The Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court convicted Gui of “illegally providing intelligence overseas,” the court said in a statement published online. For years, Gui sold gossipy books about Chinese leaders in the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong. He first disappeared in 2015, when he was believed to have been abducted by Chinese agents from his seaside ho...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, Thailand, Beijing, GUI, Gui Minhai, Ningbo, Overnight, Onetime, Ningbo Intermediate People s Court


Grand Teton Officials Stop Shooting Mountain Goats From Helicopter After Angry Letter From Governor

(CHEYENNE, Wyo.) — Grand Teton National Park officials have suspended efforts to shoot mountain goats from a helicopter after criticism from Wyoming’s governor prompted Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to intervene. Bernhardt told park officials to suspend the shooting Friday night, hours after the effort began and Gov. Mark Gordon called the helicopter shooting a “farce” in a letter to acting Grand Teton Superintendent Gopaul Noojidail. “I have long appreciated Grand Teton National Park ...
Tags: News, Environment, Uncategorized, Wyoming, Republican, Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service, Gordon, Interior, Park Service, Germann, Mark Gordon, Bernhardt, Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, National Parks Conservation Association


Iowa Man Convicted of Murder in 1979 Stabbing of High School Student

(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — More than 40 years after an 18-year-old high school student’s body was found outside an Iowa shopping mall, jurors Monday convicted a man of murder in her death. It took jurors about three hours to convict Jerry Burns, 66, of first-degree murder in the Dec. 19, 1979, stabbing death of Michelle Martinko, 18. After searching for hours, police found her body in the early morning hours in her parent’s Buick parked outside a Cedar Rapids shopping mall. Her lungs and aorta wer...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Iowa, Courts, Burns, Michelle, Buick, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Manchester Iowa, JERMAN, Overnight, Onetime, Jerry Burns, Scott County District Court, Michelle Martinko


Italian Hikers Rescued in Alaska After Visiting Infamous ‘Into the Wild’ Bus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that’s become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the “Into the Wild” book and movie. Alaska State Troopers say the five people were rescued Saturday from a camp they set up after visiting the dilapidated bus on the Stampede Trail near the interior town of Healy. The hikers were found 13 miles from the trailhead, according to T...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Alaska, Belarus, Jon Krakauer, Sean Penn, Walker, Christopher McCandless, Anchorage Alaska, Denali National Park, Healy, Clay Walker, McCandless, Onetime, DeSpain, Tim DeSpain


Single Bullet Injures 7 People After Man Fires Shot at Houston Flea Market: Police

Seven people were injured by one bullet after a man claims he accidentally fired his weapon during a dance at a flea market in Houston on Sunday, according to authorities. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that around 7 p.m., a witness reported seeing someone with a gun as a shot was fired. The bullet struck one man in the leg. Sheriff Gonzalez said that the bullet went through the man’s leg and likely ricocheted off the floor. Shrapnel from the bullet is believed to have struck severa...
Tags: Texas, News, Uncategorized, Houston, Gun Violence, Gonzalez, Harris County, Guerrero, Guerro, Onetime, Ed Gonzalez, Jose Manuel Guerrero


FBI Official: Russia Wants to See U.S. ‘Tear Ourselves Apart’

WASHINGTON — Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart” as the United States heads toward elections, an FBI official warned Monday. David Porter, an assistant section chief with the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force, accused Russia of conducting brazen operations aimed at spreading disinformation, exploiting lines of division in society and sowing doubt about the integrity of U.S. elections and the ability of its leaders to govern effectively. Porter spoke at an election securi...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Iran, Intelligence, Fbi, Beijing, United States, House, New Jersey, Treasury


National Register of Historic Places Often Ignores Slavery’s Significance on American South

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places — but don’t look for many mentions of slavery in the government’s official record of places with historic significance. The register’s written entries on the plantations tend to say almost nothing about the enslaved people who picked the cotton and tobacco or cut the sugar cane that paid for ornate hom...
Tags: News, Congress, Virginia, Uncategorized, Alabama, Slavery, New Orleans, Associated Press, Birmingham, Mcgill, South, Rogers, Monuments, National Park Service, State, Jacksonville Florida



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