The Phoenix Suns have released a statement in response to a yet-to-be published ESPN story that, per sports reporter Jordan Schultz, includes accounts from former team employees that accuse owner Robert Sarver of racism, sexism and sexual harassment. "We understand that ESPN is considering publishing a proposed story that makes completely baseless claims against the Suns Legacy Partners, LLC organization concerning a variety of topics," the team released in a statement. "Documentary evidence in our possession and eyewitness accounts directly contradict the (ESPN reporter's) accusations, and we are preparing our response to his questions," it added. "We urge everyone not to rush to judgment here. Especially based on lies, innuendo, and a false narrative to attack our organization and its leadership."
Truth Social ripped off open-source platform Mastodon. The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) says former President Donald Trump's new social network violated a free and open-source software licensing agreement by ripping off decentralized social network Mastodon. The Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) has 30 days to comply with the terms of the license before its access is terminated " forcing it to rebuild the platform or face legal action. read more
President Joe Biden said Thursday the US was committed to coming to Taiwan's defense if it comes under attack from China -- a stance that seems in opposition to America's stated policy of "strategic ambiguity." Asked twice during CNN's town hall whether the US would protect Taiwan if China attacked, Biden said it would. "Yes, we have a commitment to do that," he said. read more
School officials in Texas forced a 9-year-old boy to serve an in-school suspension for a month, deprived him of recess and normal lunch breaks, and banished him from campus to an alternative school " all to pressure the fourth-grader into getting a haircut, a new lawsuit says. read more
In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to people who have heard Manchin discuss this. Manchin has said that if this were to happen, he would declare himself an "American Independent." And he has devised a detailed exit strategy for his departure.