Fallon apologizes for using blackface in 20-year-old skit

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Fallon tweeted on Tuesday that “there is no excuse for this.” Discussion of Fallon’s 20-year-old skit surfaced this week after a video of […]

Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working remotely, no one thought about the pillow. It sat — slightly crookedly — on a chair behind Gayle King in the makeshift studio set up in her family room. And that pillow, every […]

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. WILDFIRES RAGE IN FLORIDA PANHANDLE Forecasters say dry conditions, low humidity and high winds have whipped up the fire which started as a prescribed burn, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. 2. ‘PEOPLE FELT BREATHLESS’ A chemical gas leak from an industrial plant in […]

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers, has died. He was 75. Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to a […]

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. SUPREME COURT WEIGHS TRUMP’S BID TO BLOCK SUBPOENAS The president won at least a temporary reprieve from the Supreme Court earlier this week in keeping secret grand jury materials from the Russia investigation away from Democratic lawmakers. 2. CHINA BOOSTS SPENDING BUT NO BIG STEPS […]

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. VIDEO SURFACES OF POLICE CONFRONTATION WITH ARBERY A video from 2017 shows police in Georgia attempting to search Ahmaud Arbery’s parked car, and when he refuses to let them and begins to walk back to the vehicle an officer tries to tase him. 2. BIDEN […]

Lauer says Ronan Farrow’s work on him was shoddy and biased

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Lauer accused author Ronan Farrow on Tuesday of shoddy and biased journalism in his book “Catch and Kill” that included what Lauer says is a false accusation that the former “Today” show host raped a co-worker. Farrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer at The New Yorker, said Lauer “is just […]

Protests as Indianapolis police kill 3 in separate incidents

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters crowded the streets of Indianapolis on Thursday to voice concerns about police treatment after officers shot and killed two men and fatally struck a pregnant pedestrian in three separate incidents just hours apart. Officials said both men exchanged gunfire with officers, adding that the second shooting early Thursday morning could have […]

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. WHAT CAN BE A PRECURSOR TO ELECTION DAY Ohio’s primary will be the nation’s first major test of an almost fully mail-in balloting contest. 2. HOW KIM JONG UN’S ABSENCE MIGHT BE EXPLAINED The disappearance from public view show the disconnect between curiosity about what’s […]

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