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Man shocked as live rattlesnake mailed to him twice

newsweek.com A truck driver has reportedly declared himself to be the victim of an "attempted murder" after live rattlesnakes were mailed to him through the U.S. Postal Service in two…

Charlie Colin, Founding Member of Train, Dies at 58

hollywoodreporter.com Charlie Colin, the founding bassist of pop-rock band Train, has died. He was 58 years old. According to TMZ, who spoke to the musician’s mother, the California-bred artist…

Charlie Colin, Founding Member of Train, Dead at 58

billboard.com Charlie Colin, the founding bassist of pop-rock band Train, has died. He was 58 years old. According to TMZ, who spoke to the musician’s mother, the California-bred artist…

Chris Stapleton to launch exclusive SiriusXM channel

benzinga.com Chris Stapleton Radio, new year-round channel curated and presented by the 10-time GRAMMY winner, to launch tomorrow, May 23 TORONTO, May 22, 2024 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada…

Red Lobster not going out of business despite bankruptcy, company tells customers

foxbusiness.com Red Lobster sought to reassure customers that it will not be going out of business despite filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company issued a statement on Tuesday…

Why Ireland, Norway, and Spain are set to recognize Palestine

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from Euronews, RTÉ, the Los Angeles Times, and El País The News The governments of Ireland, Norway, and Spain said Wednesday that they…

Today's front pages: Trump keeps his mouth shut, trouble for Netanyahu

newsweek.com Good morning, and welcome to Newsweek's summary of Wednesday's national, regional and international newspapers. USA Today leads with a story about the rising cost of rent in…

Source of Ketamine in Matthew Perry’s System Under Investigation by LAPD, DEA and US Postal Inspector

thewrap.com The Los Angeles Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Postal Inspection Service are continuing their joint investigation into how Matthew…

We checked in with Hollywood writers a year after the strike. They’re not OK

bostonherald.com Christi Carras and Stacy Perman | (TNS) Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — For 14 straight years, Ted Sullivan was consistently paid to pen stories for the screen. The…

Matthew Perry’s Death From Acute Ketamine Effects Investigated by DEA, LAPD

variety.com The DEA and LAPD have launched a criminal investigation into Matthew Perry‘s death, which was caused by acute ketamine effects last year. Variety confirmed with a LAPD…

How one California beach town became Gavin Newsom’s nemesis

economist.com AN IDYLLIC CITY in swanky Orange County, California, is not where you would expect to encounter a self-professed champion of the proletariat. Huntington Beach was first…

Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough is fighting to keep Graceland. Meet the King of Rock 'n' Roll's extended family

aol.com None Elvis and Priscilla Presley had one child together, Lisa Marie Presley, who died in 2023 at 54. • None Lisa Marie had four kids: actor Riley Keough, twins Harper and…

Taylor Swift Eras Tour raises COVID fears

newsweek.com Taylor Swift's recent concerts in Paris have drawn attention not only for their record-breaking attendance but also for concerns about COVID-19 clusters emerging from the…

'We should arm our spacecraft'

theweek.com The Pentagon is reportedly working on improving its ability to wage war in space, says Rich Lowry. "It's about time." The "romantic nonsense" about keeping space "pristine"…

17 A-listers who starred in critics' most-hated movies

aol.com None Some A-listers have starred in films that critics have unanimously hated. • None Each movie on this list received a 0% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. • None John…

Cannabis cafés could be coming to California

newsweek.com Amsterdam-style cannabis cafés could be coming to parts of California, allowing dispensaries to sell items such as food and coffee. The state Assembly passed AB-1775…

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Producer Would Bring Johnny Depp Back in New Reboot ‘If It Were Up to Me,’ Thinks Disney Still ‘Really Wants to Make’ Margot…

variety.com “Pirates of the Caribbean” producer Jerry Bruckheimer has provided more clarity on the current state of the Disney adventure franchise. He already teased in March that a…

A Calif. man started a petition to ban Airbnb in his neighborhood

bostonherald.com Andrew J. Campa | (TNS) Los Angeles Times First came the all-night parties and music blaring from a neighbor’s house in Long Beach that kept Andy Oliver up at night. Then…

CNN mourns the loss of commentator Alice Stewart

poynter.org Stunning and horrible news out of CNN over the weekend CNN political commentator Alice Stewart, a veteran political adviser who worked on several Republican presidential…

Red Lobster files for bankruptcy: Blame focuses on shrimp deal

foxbusiness.com The financial woes hitting seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster have prompted it to close dozens of locations and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with some of the…

What cracked Red Lobster? Blame focuses on shrimp deal

foxbusiness.com The financial woes hitting seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster have prompted it to close dozens of locations and reportedly consider filing for bankruptcy, with some of the…

Jeremy Renner Recalls Falling Asleep Filming ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ After Accident: “Worked Me Too Hard”

hollywoodreporter.com Jeremy Renner is sharing some unexpected physical challenges he faced once he returned to filming Mayor of Kingstown following his devastating snowplow accident. The actor…

‘Mayor Of Kingstown’ Producers Had To Make Changes For Still-Recovering Jeremy Renner

deadline.com Jeremy Renner is back at work on his series Mayor of Kingstown after his well-documented snowmobile accident and recovery. But he’s still not physically all the way back.…

House Republicans Demand Inquiry Into Antisemitism on UCLA Campus

thewrap.com A congressional education committee chaired by Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx from North Carolina on Wednesday chided UCLA for its response to the pro-Palestinian encampment…

‘Megalopolis’ First Reactions: “Fevered Thoughts of a Precocious Child”

hollywoodreporter.com It’s finally here. After many reports about production issues, screenings and 40 years worth of waiting, Francis Ford Coppola‘s Megalopolis has premiered at the Cannes Film…

'If the election is thrown to the House, 2024 could be a watershed year for American democracy'

theweek.com 'A Trump-Biden tie would be a political nightmare — but maybe a boon to democracy' Americans are wringing their hands over whether President Joe Biden or Donald Trump will…

Nicola Coughlan Asked to Be ‘Very Naked’ in a ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 Scene as a ‘F— You’ to Body Shamers: I Want to ‘Remember How Hot I F

variety.com “Bridgerton” star Nicola Coughlan recently told the Los Angeles Times that she came to find shooting sex scenes with co-star Luke Newton in Season 3 to be liberating despite…

California tests gas tax alternative

newsweek.com California is trialing alternatives to the gas tax in a bid to raise highway funding, which has been severely depleted by the popularity of electric cars. The state…

Migrants play ‘the asylum lottery’ on controversial US government app

siliconvalley.com Patrick J. McDonnell | (TNS) Los Angeles Times Having fled his native Venezuela, Luis Guerrero was living in Colombia when he heard about a legal way to get into the United…

New York's City of Maybe

reason.com Happy Tuesday and welcome to another edition of Rent Free. This week's stories include: Colorado's banner year for housing reform. An upscale Los Angeles grocery store sues…

Warning issued to California hikers after deaths

newsweek.com Inyo County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about hiking in "early spring conditions" in parts of California after three people died in a week. An unnamed hiker was…

Shelter

city-journal.org For the last two years, many potential American homebuyers have found themselves priced out of the market. Soaring interest rates and prices for construction materials,…

FDA approves bladder cancer treatment by Culver City company

latimes.com The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for patients with bladder cancer that does not respond well to standard therapy. The treatment, which will be…

Inc. hires Contreras to cover tech

talkingbiznews.com Brian Contreras is joining Inc. as a staff reporter, where he will be covering artificial intelligence, creators and social media, and tech startups. Contreras will be based…

20 movies no one expected to bomb at the box office

aol.com None These movies had huge budgets that producers expected would turn in huge profits when released. • None However, these films lost millions of dollars for studios after…

FT hires Berthelsen as US editor of markets and companies coverage

talkingbiznews.com The Financial Times has hires Christian Berthelsen as its U.S. editor for markets and companies coverage. He had been at The Messenger as a financial investigations…

Pig kidney transplants are cool. They shouldn’t be necessary

vox.com Melissa Mattola-Kiatos, RN, removes the pig kidney from its box to prepare for transplantation as part of Mass General’s historic pig kidney transplant surgery on March 16,…

2 sisters sued their insurer after it offered $5,000 to fix their wrecked home after a storm. They won $18 million

aol.com May 13, 2024 at 8:05 AM • None A jury awarded sisters $18 million in damages from an insurance company after their home was flooded. • None The sisters sued American…

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

cnbc.com 1. Best of the year The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its best week of 2024 so far with a 2.16% gain. It was also the index's fourth weekly gain in a row. The S&P 500 and…

16 things you shouldn't recycle

businessinsider.com Recycling standards vary widely across the US, which can make it confusing to know what your city will pick up and what you need to drop off yourself. ryasick/Getty Images…

Their First Baby Came With Medical Debt. These Illinois Parents Won’t Have Another

nakedcapitalism.com Conor here: As the following piece notes, of the roughly 100 million Americans in healthcare debt, 12 percent attribute at least some of it to pregnancy or childbirth. And…

Debugging tech journalism

niemanlab.org This piece was originally published by the nonprofit Asterisk Magazine, “a quarterly journal of clear writing and clear thinking about things that matter.” In November, a…

What it takes to run a metro newspaper in the digital era, according to four top editors

niemanlab.org AUSTIN — In the expansive, fraught, and lively debates raging today about what the future of local news can and should look like, a vision of news as a nonprofit public good…

Universities brace for another weekend of graduations following protests, dismantling of encampments

nbcnews.com Create your free profile or log in to save this article Create your free profile or log in to save this article Universities across the country are gearing up for another…

Seibel, tech policy editor at Washington Post, is retiring

talkingbiznews.com Seibel supervised coverage of technology, focusing on the intersection between tech companies and government regulation, privacy and election security. He previously was at…

Film and TV art crews are facing an unemployment crisis. Here’s what it’s like for workers

fastcompany.com The Art Directors Guild (ADG) recently sent an email to aspiring film and television professionals with a bleak, shockingly candid message. Citing 75% unemployment among its…

Prosecutors say former head of Fatburger, Round Table Pizza concealed $47 million of income in tax evasion scheme

ktla.com The founder and former CEO of the parent company behind fast-food chains like Fatburger and Hot Dog on a Stick, was indicted on federal charges in connection to an alleged…

Gannett fires editor for talking to Poynter, and other media news

poynter.org Good morning. Today, the Poynter Report gives you media news, tidbits and interesting links for your weekend, starting with this bonkers story: My colleague Rick Edmonds,…

LAist staffers offered buyouts ahead of possible layoffs at public radio station

latimes.com Stickers are on display inside the facilities department at Southern California Public Radio headquarters in Pasadena, home of LAist. Journalists at LAist have been offered…

Kevin Spacey’s Deep History of Alleged Sexual Assault Is Exposed in New Documentary

vanityfair.com A new wave of sexual assault accusations against Kevin Spacey has arrived in the form of Spacey Unmasked, a documentary in which 10 men speak publicly about alleged abuse…

Kristi Noem and the politics of puppy killing

theweek.com "American voters have never been more polarised," said John Hendrickson in The Atlantic, but there's one thing they still all agree on: shooting puppies is wrong. That much…

What Really Happened To Owen Wilson's Nose

looper.com Learn More What Really Happened To Owen Wilson's Nose Apparently, Owen Wilson has broken his nose not once, but twice. So how did that happen? In a 2001 feature in The Los…

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