Fact check: Photos show Idaho teenager who killed his father

The claim: Photos show an 11-year-old boy arrested for hacking a Swiss bank and transferring $75 billion into his father's bank account. In the days before Father's Day, social media users shared a series of photos that claims to show a teenage boy who stole billions for his father. A...

Uncovering Curiosities: Woody Allen’s SCOOP

Scoop isn’t one of Woody Allen’s finest movies but it’s an entertaining diversion that moves along at a decent pace. The 2006 mystery is one of Allen’s ‘London movies’ and it stars his latter day muse Scarlett Johansson alongside Allen himself, Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane and Charles Dance. Ian McShane...
UEFAThe Guardian

Germany strike back, Spain rue penalty failure – Euro 2020 Football Daily

Max Rushden is joined by Archie Rhind-Tutt, Sid Lowe, Philippe Auclair and Jonathan Wilson to discuss Germany’s win over Portugal, France’s draw with Hungary, and Spain’s point against Poland. Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.
Books & LiteratureThe Guardian

I’m writing my memoir – does that make me just a character in a book?

“I thought that review was judgmental and talked about me as if I were an idiot and not a journalist and not somebody who has written bestselling books and award-winning articles,” said the (for the record) bestselling and award-winning writer Nancy Jo Sales on the Femsplainers Podcast, in what was definitely the most revealing interview I encountered last week. Sales, probably best known for her work in Vanity Fair, has written a book, Nothing Personal, about online dating culture, following on from her documentary, Swiped, and 2015 Vanity Fair feature on the subject. In all of her takes on this issue, Sales concludes that these apps are bad for women, and she bases this at least partly on her own experience: “I realised this is really not fun in the way sex is supposed to be. A lot of it is bad for women. The guy doesn’t know you or care about you,” she said in the interview.
Congress & CourtsThe Guardian

Joe Manchin and the filibuster: Politics Weekly Extra

Jonathan Freedland and Prof Sarah Binder discuss why two Democratic senators are proving a thorn in Joe Biden’s side. President Biden is facing some barriers in passing his rather ambitious agenda, namely senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Both are refusing to toe the party line on abolishing the filibuster and on issues such as voting rights. So, which side is most likely to win out?

All American season 3 episode 17 spoilers: A look at Homecoming spin-off!

Season 3 episode 17 is going to be airing on Monday, July 5, and we can already tell you that this is an incredibly important hour of TV. After all, this serves as the big introduction to the upcoming All American: Homecoming spin-off show! Whatever happens here is going to directly carry over to the new series when that airs in the 2021-22 season.
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Square Enix's Outriders bet on Game Pass has paid off

Xbox Game Pass is a boon to Square Enix's new shooter IP Outriders, and the publisher says player counts are beyond expectations. — Outriders is outperforming Square Enix's expectations and the company is satisfied with the game's reception on Game Pass. Releasing a new IP like Outriders on a service...

Canadians who got AstraZeneca shot can now see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’

The theatre behind a Broadway production featuring Bruce Springsteen says it’s now able to welcome audience members who received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Jujamcyn Theaters had previously said audience members wishing to attend “Springsteen on Broadway” needed to be immunized with vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, leaving those who received AstraZeneca on the sidelines.

Kaitlynn Carter is pregnant, expecting first baby with Kristopher Brock

Miley Cyrus and Brody Jenner’s ex, Kaitlynn Carter, is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Kristopher Brock. The “Hills: New Beginnings” star introduced the information on Instagram Thursday, with a shot of Brock and Carter’s shadows, which confirmed the couple holding arms and the truth star’s rising baby bump. The...
CelebritiesWashington Post

Richard Stolley, who launched People magazine and secured J.F.K. film, dies at 92

Richard B. Stolley, a journalist who left an indelible imprint on two of the most influential American magazines of the 20th century, obtaining a copy of the Zapruder film footage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination for Life in 1963 and later building a newsstand juggernaut as the founding editor of People, died June 16 at a hospital in Evanston, Ill. He was 92.

Lancashire records 624 new Covid cases in 24 hours

There have now been 108,218 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (June 19). Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 140,412. On Tuesday (June 9), it was...