Trump refers to Defense Secretary Mark Esper as ‘Esperanto’

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

President Trump in a tweet on Sunday touted the Defense secretary’s comments about the ceasefire in Syria but misspelled Mark Esper’s name. “Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, ‘The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with the Kurds,’” […]

Baby found dead in dorm bathroom at Ohio college

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Authorities are investigating after the body of a baby was found inside a garbage bag at an Ohio college dorm. The dead newborn was discovered around 10:48 a.m. Friday by a school maintenance worker in a dorm bathroom at Hiram College, which is 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, news station […]

Nancy Pelosi leading bipartisan delegation in Jordan amid Syria chaos

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation in Jordan amid unrest in the Middle East following Turkey’s invasion of Northeast Syria, her office said Saturday. Pelosi announced the surprise summit in a press release Saturday, saying the delegation has met with King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al […]

Moody’s 2020 report picks Trump to win election

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Democrats squared off in a debate on CNN last week, but neither the participants nor the moderators focused much on the economy — much less on Moody’s 2020 Presidential Election Model, a well-regarded forecast which had just been released. However, the economy is top of mind with voters, and the […]

How millennials are being tricked into crippling credit card debt

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Do you ever feel like you’re in credit card hell and can’t escape? It’s a complaint of many millennials who didn’t learn the lessons of previous generations more likely to shun debt, card pros say. Young cardholders, according to a report from CreditCards.com, often take card points in cash or […]

Sinister prankster hacks Nest camera, threatens to kidnap baby

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

A California father said this week that a hacker infiltrated his Nest camera, commandeered the voice function and threatened to steal his baby — the latest in a string of disturbing security breaches of the devices. Jack Newcombe wrote in the East Bay Times that a woman’s voice was broadcast […]

Trudeau takes a tumble as his election campaign stumbles

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is stumbling through the final hours of his re-election campaign — literally. In a video captured Saturday in Milton, Ontario, a waving Trudeau steps off a bright red Liberal Party campaign bus and strides jauntily along a sidewalk — directly into a knee-high urn filled […]

Rapper DaBaby helps homeless mom’s small business

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

A white homeless mom got mad props — and a boost to her struggling hat business — after chart-topping rapper DaBaby gave her $1,000 for her knit lids, then posted a heartfelt shout-out on Instagram. Amanda Rose, 23, who’s been living with her son out of a Nissan Maxima, burst […]

‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ stars praise the show’s authenticity

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Bob Hearts Abishola | Monday, 8:30 p.m., CBS A dating Web site would never match Midwestern compression-sock salesman Bob (Billy Gardell) with Nigerian nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). But a spark nevertheless is lit when Bob has a heart attack and Abishola is the cardiac-unit-nurse who attends to him. “She’s the […]

Bill Macy, Bea Arthur’s ‘Maude’ co-star, dead at 97

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Bill Macy, best remembered for playing Bea Arthur’s fourth husband, Walter Findlay, in the 1972-78 sitcom “Maude,” died Thursday. He was 97. His death was announced by his manager, Matt Beckoff, on Facebook, calling him “a spitfire to the end.” Macy went toe to toe with his fiery, feminist TV […]

‘Barney’ the Purple Dinosaur movie is in the works

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

The purple dinosaur is coming to the silver screen. Mattel Films and actor Daniel Kaluuya, of “Get Out” and “Black Panther,” are excavating “Barney & Friends” from the ’90s children’s programming burial ground — and reconstructing it as a live-action feature. “Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our […]

China cancels release of Tarantino film over portrayal of Bruce Lee

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

China has yanked the upcoming release of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” because Bruce Lee’s daughter is furious over its portrayal of the Hong Kong-American martial-arts legend as a cocky showman. The star-studded blockbuster, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, was slated for release in […]

Eddie Lampert helps bankroll Sears as woes persist after bankruptcy

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Sears has borrowed about $150 million from lenders, including its billionaire owner, Eddie Lampert, as it racks up losses less than a year after it emerged from bankruptcy protection, people familiar with the matter said. The new financing will help stock Sears’ store shelves for the holiday shopping season, as […]

Mark Hurd, Oracle co-CEO, dead at 62

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Oracle co-Chief Executive Mark Hurd, who led two Silicon Valley giants even as he weathered a scandal over his relationship with a former reality-TV star, has died at 62. Oracle confirmed his death Friday, but gave no cause. Hurd had been on medical leave, which Oracle announced in September. During […]