For the record, Anderson Cooper does not endorse Jaja Tequila, the booze startup founded by the man behind the viral Instagram account @fuckjerry. Neither does Amy Poehler, Idris Elba, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, or Will Smith. But you could be forgiven for thinking these celebrities are big fans of Jaja based on the tequila brand's…
Amazon has abandoned its plans to build a secondary headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City. "After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Amazon said in a statement Thursday. The cancellation comes after sweeping public…
SINGAPORE — President Rodrigo Duterte hasn't been shy in attacking renowned journalist Maria Ressa and her website, Rappler. But it was still a startling escalation when government agents and lawyers from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested her Wednesday on cyber libel charges that Amnesty International has called “brazenly trumped-up.” The dubious nature of…
The family of a man shot to death in his car by six Bay Area police officers last weekend want answers — and justice. Though police have not formally identified the man, his friends and family say he is Willie McCoy, a 21-year-old rapper who went by the stage name “Willie Bo.” McCoy had just…
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will sign the budget deal that Congress is expected to send him later Thursday, but he’ll also declare a state of emergency at the southern border so he can fund his long-promised wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. The Senate is expected to overwhelmingly pass the bill, which contains…
New footage has emerged that appears to show R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl, according to CNN. The 42-minute video was obtained by celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who said he’s representing a man who once worked for R. Kelly and knows the girl in the video. Avenatti told CNN, which saw that video,…
The Denver teachers' strike is over. The Denver Classroom Teachers Association announced Thursday morning that their union had reached a tentative agreement with school district negotiators to end the city’s first teachers' strike in 25 years. The marathon bargaining session went late into the night. The deal, which still must be ratified by union members,…
PARKLAND, Florida — A year ago, Lori Alhadeff was a soccer mom with three kids in the Parkland, Florida, public schools. But on February 14, that simple life was shattered in a hail of bullets fired by a shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Lori's daughter, Alyssa, was among the 17 who died that…
President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel and the U.S. Thursday for a suicide bomb attack that killed 27 members of the Revolutionary Guard in southeastern Iran. The bomber drove a car laden with explosives Wednesday into a bus carrying members of the elite paramilitary force in Sistan and Baluchistan province, a mountainous region along the borders…
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives sent President Donald Trump a stinging rebuke Wednesday when they used the War Powers Act to cut off any U.S. military support for the ongoing civil war in Yemen. The measure had remained bottled up by GOP leaders for years, but it sailed through by a vote of 248…
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