Politics

Dirty Tricks

Kamala Harris responds to Trump's birther attacks

Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said President Donald Trump and his campaign will "engage in lies" and "deception" after he floated a new conspiracy last week about her eligibility to serve as vice president and president.

House Oversight Committee

'Urgent' hearing with postmaster general Louis DeJoy

The House Oversight Committee is calling for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to testify at an "urgent" congressional hearing later this month amid growing concerns about whether cost-cutting measures will leave the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) ill-equipped to handle a rise in mail-in voting.

chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

'I should not have been there': Top general regrets Trump photo op

Gen. Mark Milley, the nation's top military officer, expressed his regret for walking with President Donald Trump across Lafayette Square for a photo op after authorities forcefully cleared the area of protesters, calling the appearance a "mistake."

Global protests

How George Floyd’s death reverberates around the world

Some might dispute whether America remains the “indispensable nation”, a phrase deployed in 1998 by Madeleine Albright, then the country’s secretary of state. But it is certainly still the nation that cannot be ignored, the one that, in a sense, sets the political weather globally.

Mitt Romney

Donald Trump bashes Mitt Romney

President Donald Trump began his week by making fun of Republican foe Mitt Romney for participating in a Black Lives Matter protest march on Sunday.

Shortnews

McCartney III

Paul McCartney to release new album recorded alone in lockdown

Paul McCartney is to release a new album made entirely alone during lockdown. McCartney III, comes out on 11 December and will become the third in a loose trilogy of releases for which he has isolated himself from collaborators, after McCartney in 1970 and McCartney II in 1980.

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McCartney III

Paul McCartney to release new album recorded alone in lockdown

Spencer Davis Group

Spencer Davis dies aged 81

Spencer Davis, who as bandleader with the Spencer Davis Group topped the UK charts twice in the mid-60s, has died aged 81 while being treated for pneumonia in hospital.

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Spencer Davis Group

Spencer Davis dies aged 81

New S**T has come to light

Jeff Bridges diagnosed with Lymphoma

Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma. The Oscar-winning actor, 70, revealed the news on Monday night on his Twitter account, writing, "As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light."

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New S**T has come to light

Jeff Bridges diagnosed with Lymphoma

Cancer

Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist, dead at 65

Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitar innovator and virtuoso who led Van Halen through five decades and three lead singers, establishing himself as one of the all-time great players in rock history, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

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Cancer

Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist, dead at 65

Election 2020

Michael Keaton urges Biden: 'You won. Walk away'

Actor Michael Keaton urged Democratic nominee Joe Biden to not participate in the final two presidential debates scheduled for later this month, saying he should "walk away" for any more showdowns with President Trump. Keaton also sent a tweet warning his followers that Trump will try to claim victory on Election Day in an effort to discredit the many mail-in ballots that are expected to pour in after Election Day.

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Election 2020

Michael Keaton urges Biden: 'You won. Walk away'