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Trump pick’s messy personal life worries Senate Republicans desperate to hold on to Pennsylvania seat

Trump pick’s messy personal life worries Senate Republicans desperate to hold on to Pennsylvania seat

Sean Parnell may have the backing of former President Donald Trump, but the Pennsylvania Republican also has significant personal baggage that is raising concerns about the GOP’s ability to hold one of the most competitive Senate seats in the country next year. A rival Republican candidate has revealed details about Parnell’s ongoing and messy divorce…MORE

Kobe Bryant’s wife learned about the basketball legend’s death from social media posts, testimony shows

Kobe Bryant’s wife learned about the basketball legend’s death from social media posts, testimony shows

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, said she learned about the basketball star’s death when social media notifications began showing up on her phone — hours before she got the official confirmation from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. “I was holding onto my phone, because obviously I was trying to call my husband back,…MORE

No, your kid probably shouldn’t watch ‘Squid Game’

No, your kid probably shouldn’t watch ‘Squid Game’

As fascination with Netflix’s “Squid Game” grips the world, doctors have a word of advice for parents: Don’t let your kids watch. “Squid Game,” which debuted on Netflix in September, is a South Korean fictional drama following contestants, who are deeply in debt, as they play a series of children’s games in an attempt to…MORE

Assistant director on ‘Rust’ was subject of complaints dating back to 2019

Assistant director on ‘Rust’ was subject of complaints dating back to 2019

An assistant director on the film set of “Rust” was the subject of complaints over safety and his behavior on set during two productions in 2019, two people who worked closely with him tell CNN. The complaints against assistant director Dave Halls include a disregard for safety protocols for weapons and pyrotechnics use, blocked fire…MORE

With Brian Laundrie dead, here’s where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

With Brian Laundrie dead, here’s where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

Brian Laundrie, who authorities had said could help fill in at least some of the blanks about what Gabby Petito’s final days looked like, has been confirmed dead. Laundrie’s remains were found Wednesday in the Florida reserve authorities had been combing through for more than a month. Over the summer, the couple embarked on a…MORE

What these trans comedians have to say about Dave Chappelle’s jokes at their expense

What these trans comedians have to say about Dave Chappelle’s jokes at their expense

On a summer night in New York’s Greenwich Village, standup Jaye McBride’s energy was squirrelly and unpredictable as she stood a few feet from a full crowd at the Comedy Cellar. “You guys know I’m trans, right?” she asked the audience. “Y’all have figured that out by now? Bunch of Brooklyn detectives.” She made a…MORE

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

A member of a scientific coalition advising Puerto Rico’s government on the coronavirus pandemic recently joked about the island’s high Covid-19 vaccination rate, attributing it to the proliferation of drug store chains on the island. “There is a Walgreens on like every corner,” said Rafael Irizzary, a professor of biostatistics at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School…MORE

Hundreds mourn cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as investigation into film set shooting continues

Hundreds mourn cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as investigation into film set shooting continues

A candlelight vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins brought out hundreds of mourners Saturday evening in New Mexico, where she was killed when actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on a film set Thursday. “I would’ve been lucky to do another movie with a person like that,” said Lane Looper, a crew member…MORE

Mammoths and other extinct Ice Age giants clung on longer than previously thought, DNA analysis suggests

Mammoths and other extinct Ice Age giants clung on longer than previously thought, DNA analysis suggests

Mammoths and other giant creatures of the Ice Age such as woolly rhinos survived longer than scientists thought, coexisting with humans for tens of thousands years before they vanished for good. That’s according to the results of an ambitious 10-year research project that analyzed DNA from hundreds of soil samples across the Arctic. The scientists…MORE

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