Letters reveal public distaste for booze in JFK White House

BOSTON (AP) — It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler. Presidential transitions are always at least a little tricky. Case in point: Researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum have found a cache of letters from Americans objecting to JFK’s embrace of cocktails at White […]

Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash

The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. But the spotlight has only intensified since the film became available on Netflix last week and it has become the target of […]

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae’s founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and “Funky Kingston,” has died. He was 77. Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the Maytals, had been in a […]

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Mexico’s storied dance halls

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Salon Los Angeles had been crowded every weekend since 1937 with couples twirling to mambo, cha-cha-cha, salsa and danzon. Everyone from slum-dwellers to movie stars and millionaires have danced at the fabled hall that boasts, “Anybody who hasn’t been to the Salon Los Angeles doesn’t know Mexico.” But the Mexico […]

George Washington professor’s racial hoax claim stokes anger

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is investigating the case of a history professor who allegedly admitted to fraudulently pretending to be a Black woman for her entire career, and said Friday that she will not be teaching her classes this semester. In a blog post that has gained international attention, a writer claiming to […]

Woman’s plea ends case of Vegas crash that killed 6 teens

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman imprisoned for nearly 20 years for having marijuana in her system when she crashed and killed six teenagers in a Las Vegas-area freeway median has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter to end her case and avoid a retrial, authorities said Wednesday. Jessica Williams, now 41, won’t serve more time […]

In-store dancing leads to Hawaii visitor quarantine arrest

HONOLULU (AP) — Investigators with the Hawaii attorney general’s office arrested a 20-year-old woman after seeing videos of her dancing in a store and dining out when she was supposed to be obeying a traveler quarantine the state mandated to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Anne Salamanca arrived in Honolulu on July 6 […]

First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American tribe, or paint one of their wampum bead belts on the frame of the bike that he’s ridden for three punishing weeks, over 3,300 […]

Murray runs for 2 TDs, Cardinals roll past Washington 30-15

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray threw for 286 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead the Arizona Cardinals over the Washington Football Team 30-15 on Sunday. The Cardinals were dominant in their push to a 2-0 record, jumping to a 14-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. […]

Source: Oracle wins TikTok over Microsoft in Trump-urged bid

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S., according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

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