Laughton scores in OT, Flyers top Kings to snap 13-game skid
Scott Laughton scored 2:22 into overtime, Cam Atkinson had a pair of goals in regulation and assisted on the winner, and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a franchise-record 13-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from the legendary group The Temptations, the latest addition to the animated “Ice Age” franchise and a new series on HBO by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes called “The Gilded Age” and starring Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
Colombian cop who ran squad vetted by DEA pleads guilty
A Colombian national police officer who was part of an elite unit that worked closely with U.S. anti-narcotics agents has pleaded guilty to charges he betrayed the Drug Enforcement Administration to the same traffickers they were jointly fighting.
Colombian corruption case latest overseas stain for DEA
A Colombian national police officer who was part of an elite unit that worked closely with U.S. anti-narcotics agents has been extradited to Miami to stand trial on charges he betrayed the Drug Enforcement Administration to the same traffickers they were jointly fighting.
'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis
The “amistad,” or friendship, that Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, celebrate with a festival each year has been important in helping them deal with the challenges from a migrant camp that shut down the border bridge between the two communities for more than a week.
‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel' set for Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September including Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.
ABC renews 19 shows, adds David E. Kelley drama 'Big Sky'
LOS ANGELES ABC is bringing back the lions share of its series for next season, including black-ish, A Million Little Things and The Rookie.They are among the 19 shows that will return in the 2020-21 season, the network said Thursday, adding to a list of previously announced renewals. New series debuting next season include Big Sky, a thriller from writer-producer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Boston Legal), the comedy Call Your Mother and game show revival Supermarket Sweep with host Leslie Jones ("Saturday Night Live"). As with other networks facing the uncertainty of an industrywide, coronavirus-caused production halt, ABC is releasing its plans later than usual and piecemeal. Among the ABC series that wont be back: sitcoms Bless This Mess, Schooled and Single Parents, the drama Emergence, and Kids Say the Darndest Things, a reality show hosted by Tiffany Haddish. Decisions on The Beauty and the Baker and For Life have yet to be announced.
Trump slams mail-in balloting promoted by his own campaign
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against mail-in balloting that in some cases has been promoted by his own reelection campaign, alleging without evidence that it leads to total election fraud." We dont want anyone to do mail-in ballots, Trump told reporters before leaving for Michigan. In Pennsylvania, the state GOP and its Trump-related affiliates have been urging voters to request absentee ballots for the primary next week. Just hours before Trump complained about mail ballots in Michigan, the GOPs regional field director advertised their availability in Pennsylvania: Mail in Ballot Deadline is Coming! A federal judge recently cleared Nevadas decision to mail ballots, which were sent by the Republican secretary of state.
Trump congratulates daughter Tiffany on finishing law school
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo from left, Tiffany Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, arrive ahead of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump said Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in acongratulatory tweet. His youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, recently graduated from Georgetown Law School. Tiffany Trump had to give up the traditional commencement ceremony after schools shut down and shifted to on online instruction because of the coronavirus outbreak. Her older siblings Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric followed their father into the world of business.
2 Republican special election winners sworn into House
The two men stood side by side on the House floor as they were sworn into office by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., who leads the House GOP's campaign arm, has said it means his party can win the House. But Democrats are still favored to retain House control and seem likely to keep most contested suburban seats this November. He replaces former GOP Rep. Sean Duffy, who said he left office to spend more time with his family. With Garcia and Tiffany joining the House, Democrats control the chamber 233-198, with one independent and three vacancies.
Wisconsin again? Swing state a hotbed of virus politics
Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again some might say still. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again. Scott Walker, perhaps the figure most closely associated with Wisconsin's political turbulence. But only in Wisconsin have Republicans gotten what they wanted, suddenly taking ownership of the state's coronavirus response and, with it, new political risk. By November, a significant fraction of Wisconsinites might be close to someone who has been hospitalized or even died because of coronavirus, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Ben Wikler said.
Coronavirus masks a boon for crooks who hide their faces
Just how many criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to commit crimes is impossible to estimate, but law enforcement officials have no doubt the numbers are climbing. Reports are starting to pop up across the United States and in other parts of the world of crimes pulled off in no small part because so many of us are now wearing masks. Other robberies involving suspects wearing surgical masks have occurred in North Carolina, and Washington, D.C, and elsewhere in recent weeks. In addition to rare jailbreaks, the prevalence of masks in society has created other problems for law enforcement. It's leaving law enforcement without a crucial crime-solving tool.