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  • David Letterman awarded Mark Twain Prize for humor

    David Letterman, the longest-serving host in US late-night television, was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday. Speakers at the ceremony included Jimmy Kimmel, Michelle Obama (via video), Sen. Al Franken, bandleader of Letterman’s former show Paul Schaffer and last year’s Twain Prize honoree, Bill Murray. Letterman ended his late-night television career in May 2015, after spending more than three decades on late-night television on NBC and CBS. “When Dave left 17 long months ago, we had […]

  • Women accuse Hollywood director James Toback of sexual harassment

    Numerous women have accused Hollywood screenwriter and director James Toback of sexual harassment, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. The Times says it interviewed multiple women about their alleged encounters with Toback over several decades; the Times says most of the women spoke on the record. The article reported that according to the women: “In a hotel room, a movie trailer, a public park, meetings framed as interviews or auditions quickly turned sexual.” CNN has not independently verified the allegations, […]

  • Trump disputes military widow’s account of condolence call

    President Donald Trump on Monday disputed a widow’s account of a condolence call he made to her following the death of her husband in Niger earlier this month. Trump tweeted shortly after Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, discussed her disappointment with the call on “Good Morning America” Monday morning, saying the President stumbled on her husband’s name and suggesting the only reason he knew it was because the report was right in front of him. “I […]

  • Presidents Carter and Trump have more in common than you think

    Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump make an unlikely pair. For Trump and his conservative base, Carter’s presidency was defined by American decline. During the 2016 election, Carter said that Trump’s campaign had “tapped a waiting reservoir… of racism.” And yet in an interview with The New York Times, Carter now says that Trump has been treated worse by the media than any president before — and that he would be happy to go to North Korea to help the White House negotiate with […]

  • ‘He couldn’t remember my husband’s name’: Soldier’s widow breaks silence on Trump’s condolence call

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday disputed a widow’s account of a condolence call he made to her following the death of her husband in Niger earlier this month. Trump tweeted shortly after Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, discussed her disappointment with the call on “Good Morning America” Monday morning, saying the President stumbled on her husband’s name and suggesting the only reason he knew it was because the report was right in front of […]

  • Guess who loses with Trump’s tax plan?

    We need to applaud Donald Trump for his brutal honesty and mostly accurate tweet about the budget that the GOP-controlled Senate passed on Thursday: “Budget that just passed is a really big deal, especially in terms of what will be the biggest tax cut in U.S. history – MSM barely covered!” (The one inaccuracy is that the tax cut, while large, would not be the “biggest” ever. There have been a number of bigger tax cuts under presidents, from Lyndon Johnson […]

  • It’s primetime for Amazon and sizzling Dow stocks

    1. High-flying stocks: The hype has been building for months. Now Amazon and the four leaders of the scorching-hot Dow will have to deliver. The stock market boom has raised the bar for the dozens of companies reporting quarterly numbers this week. Much of the spotlight will be directed towards Amazon, the $475 billion Jeff Bezos juggernaut that seems to be on top of the world right now. Wall Street has also showered love on a foursome of big American brands whose shares […]

  • Loved ones say goodbye to Sgt. La David Johnson, US soldier slain in Niger

    Loved ones bid their farewells Saturday at a private funeral for Army Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger, whose death has been at the center of a public dispute this week between President Donald Trump and a congresswoman. Flags flew at half-staff across Florida as Johnson’s remains were transported early Saturday afternoon for burial following the closed-door service at Christ the Rock Community Church in Cooper City. “Reality just hit me, and it was […]

  • Puerto Rico: Reopening of schools could bring small measure of normalcy

    As some public schools begin to reopen more than a month after Hurricane Maria plowed across Puerto Rico, Ezequiel Torres Rivas continues to call a high school classroom in the town of Corazal his home. His grandmother, Margarita Cosme Fuentes, 52, also lives in the school-turned-shelter southwest of San Juan, along with other family members and friends. They sleep on cots in a brightly-painted classroom, where decorations still adorn the walls and a large plastic bucket surrounded by water jugs […]

  • Tampa police say 3 killings in 11 days are linked

    Police in Tampa, Florida, are urging residents in one neighborhood not to be “held hostage” by fear after the killing of three people in 11 days — shootings that investigators say are related. The latest killing in the Seminole Heights area happened Thursday. Police said Anthony Naiboa, an autistic 20-year-old who had just graduated from Middleton High School, accidentally got on the wrong bus when he left work that night and ended up in the southeast Tampa neighborhood by mistake. […]

  • Policeman in Ohio slain in shooting

    An Ohio police officer was killed in a shooting Saturday night while responding to a domestic call, authorities said. Officer Justin Leo, 31, and his partner had gone to a home in Girard, a city near Youngstown in northeastern Ohio. When they arrived, a man inside the home spoke briefly with them. He then pulled a gun and opened fire, according to authorities. Leo was shot dead. His partner returned fire and killed the gunman. It’s unclear whether anyone else […]

  • Houston Astros down New York Yankees, head to World Series

    The Houston Astros are in the World Series for just the second time in team history after defeating the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in the seventh and deciding game of the American League Championship Series. The Astros will play the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, which begins Tuesday.