‘Fiery’ Psaki ending tenure as a top White House messenger

WASHINGTON — Jen Psaki had been White House press secretary less than two weeks when a reporter asked whether Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump had made President Joe Biden’s life easier. “We don’t spend a lot of time talking about or thinking about President Trump here,” she responded, then added for emphasis: “Former President Trump.” … Read more

Reports: Hong Kong arrests Roman Catholic cardinal, others | Entertainment News

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities arrested a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, reports said. Cardinal Joseph Zen, singer-actress Denise Ho, lawyer Margaret Ng and scholar Hui Po-keung were detained by Hong Kong’s National Security … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump | Entertainment News

By MATT O’BRIEN, KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER – AP Business Writers LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Twitter would reverse its ban of former President Donald Trump if his purchase of the social media company goes through, signaling just how permissive the platform could become toward free speech under his ownership. Speaking virtually at … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump | Entertainment

By MATT O’BRIEN, KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER – AP Business Writers LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Twitter would reverse its ban of former President Donald Trump if his purchase of the social media company goes through, signaling just how permissive the platform could become toward free speech under his ownership. Speaking virtually at … Read more

Queen delegates opening of Parliament for first time

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign entered new territory Tuesday when the 96-year-old monarch delegated the formal opening of Parliament to her son and heir, Prince Charles. The ceremony, which includes the reading of the Queen’s Speech laying out the government’s program, is considered an important symbol of the monarch’s constitutional role as head … Read more

Midge Decter, leading neo-conservative, dead at .94

NEW YORK — Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94. Decter, the wife of retired Commentary editor and fellow neoconservative … Read more

Queen to skip Parliament opening for the 1st time in decades | Entertainment News

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 60 years, as she struggles with difficulties in getting around. Buckingham Palace said in a statement Monday that the decision was made in consultation with her doctors and that the 96-year-old had “reluctantly” decided … Read more

Ginsburg’s tea set, coat, other items raise $800K for opera

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s silver tea set is going to a family with a 5-year-old daughter who once was Ginsburg for Halloween. A Ginsburg medal was awarded when inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame is going to a family that demonstrated recently for reproductive rights. And a drawing of her that … Read more

Musicians come together in video collaboration for Ukraine

TOKYO — The melancholic sound of Ukrainian violinist Vera Lytovchenko’s music has echoed in subway stations, consoling people, some homeless, huddled in fear of Russian bombings. A new music video called “The Brave Ones” has her in an online collaboration with more than 200 musical artists from various nations, including the US, South Africa, Japan … Read more

Wyoming defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin is dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin over online harassment filed by the family of a Wyoming Marine who was killed in Afghanistan ByThe Associated Press May 5, 2022, 5:41 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge has dismissed a … Read more