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After pulling out of the Olympic women’s gymnastics team and all-around competitions, Simone Biles became the latest athlete at the center of the push to destigmatize mental health conversations in sports. Biles withdrew from the team final citing the emotional toll of the Games, telling Hoda Kotb on the "TODAY"...
Celebrities|Posted byThe Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the show’s New Mexico set on Tuesday and had to be hospitalized. Crew members called an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a hospital, where he remained Tuesday night, a person close to Odenkirk who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter told The Associated Press.
President Biden is expected to announce Thursday that federal government employees and contractors must get a COVID-19 vaccine or they will be subject to frequent testing for the virus, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to The Hill. Biden will outline the new protocols for federal workers during a...
Entertainment|Posted byThe Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — An unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album forfeited by Martin Shkreli after his securities fraud conviction was sold Tuesday for an undisclosed sum, though prosecutors say it was enough to fully satisfy the rest of what he owed on a $7.4 million forfeiture order he faced after his 2018 sentencing.
Public Safety|Posted byCBS News
Robert Aaron Long pleaded guilty to four counts of murder in the slaying of eight people at spas in the Atlanta area. Mark Strassmann reports.
Congress & Courts|Posted byThe Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans negotiating a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with Democrats said Wednesday they have reached agreement on the major outstanding issues and are ready to move forward on the bill. Lead negotiator Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, made the announcement at the Capitol. “We now have an agreement...
Public Health|Posted byThe Hill
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday released updated guidance that recommended many Americans again wear masks when they venture into indoor public spaces such as grocery stores, theaters and arenas. The update came amid an alarming rise on COVID-19 cases across the country that suggests the...
Texas State|Posted byFox News
This wasn’t the outcome many political observers were expecting. Freshman Texas state Rep. Jake Ellzey won an all-Republican House special election runoff in the state's 6th Congressional District, edging Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Don Wright – whose COVID-19-related February death while suffering from cancer triggered the contest.
Congress & Courts|Posted byThe Hill
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday declined to back a Republican lawmaker's legal defense against a lawsuit accusing him of helping to foment the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. DOJ lawyers said in a court filing that they were declining to certify Rep. Mo Brooks 's (R-Ala.) claim that he was acting within the scope of his official duties as a member of Congress when he delivered a speech to Trump supporters at the Jan. 6 "Stop the Steal" rally.
Congress & Courts|Posted byThe Hill
A U.S. district court has found Democratic donor Ed Buck guilty of all charges in connection to the deaths of two men who overdosed in his apartment. His guilty verdict, which came exactly four years after one of the victims was found dead in his residence, could lead to a life sentence, according to The Associated Press.