Tawny Kitaen, an actress who gained fame in the 1980s for her roles in rock music videos and who starred with Tom Hanks in the movie Bachelor Party, died on Friday at her home in Newport Beach, Calif. She was 59. ... With her flowing red hair and acrobatic moves, Kitaen appeared in videos for bands like Whitesnake and Ratt, coming across as both sultry and playful. She famously danced on the hood of a white Jaguar in the Whitesnake music video "Here I Go Again" and graced the cover of Ratt's 1984 album, "Out of the Cellar." read more
The State Department announced it has reached a $13 million settlement with U.S. defense contractor Honeywell International over allegations it exported technical data concerning fighter jets and other military vehicles to foreign countries, including China. read more
Three dollar store chains will make up almost half of all the new stores opening up in the United States this year, a reflection of the dollar store sector's outsized growth in the retail industry as other chains close shops or stop building new ones. About 45% of the 3,597 store openings that large retail chains in the United States have announced so far this year are from Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, according to the latest figures from Coresight Research, a firm that aggregates the numbers from company filings and press releases.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) this week signed a measure that would eliminate most limits on hunting wolves in the state. Under the law, which will take effect in the months ahead, private contractors and hunters in the state will be authorized to kill more than 90 percent of wolves in Idaho. ... "Backed by an array of misinformation and fearmongering, the state legislature stepped over experts at the Idaho Fish and Game Department and rushed to pass this horrific wolf-killing bill," Andrea Zaccardi, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement.
Myanmar's security forces moved in and the street lamps went black. In house after house, people shut off their lights. Darkness swallowed the block. read more
The latest data from the U.S. Space Force has narrowed the reentry window for the rocket body to just two hours: 9 to 11 p.m. ET. read more
In the Covid economy of 2021, the federal government has created an ongoing grace period for renters until at least July, banning all evictions in an effort to hold back a historic housing crisis that is already underway. More than 8 million rental properties across the country are behind on payments by an average of $5,600, according to census data. Nearly half of those rental properties are owned not by banks or big corporations but instead by what the government classifies as "small landlords" -- people who manage their own rentals and depend on them for basic income, and who are now trapped between tenants who can't pay and their own mounting bills for insurance, mortgages and property tax.
Negrohead Lake near Houston may finally see its name officially changed amid America's racism reckoning read more
The Ohio Republican Party censured U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and nine other GOP representatives from other states on Friday for voting in February to impeach former President Donald Trump, in a nearly unanimous vote of the powerful central committee. read more
A Maryland judge found that a real estate management company co-owned by Jared Kushner violated multiple consumer protection laws by improperly collecting debts, charging sham fees and misleading tenants. read more
The fake recount is a proof-of-concept to the GOP base: They can steal elections by controlling elections boards read more
"This could cost the Republicans the majority in the House in 2022," Luntz said. "What Donald Trump is saying is actually telling people it's not worth it to vote. Donald Trump single-handedly may cause people not to vote. And he may be the greatest tool in the Democrats' arsenal to keep control of the House and Senate in 2022." read more
The Justice Department under former President Trump obtained phone records of Washington Post reporters and attempted to get access to their email records surrounding their reporting on Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report. read more
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was buried in ridicule on Thursday night after he all but admitted to Fox News personality Sean Hannity that the Republican Party is a full-fledged cult dedicated to Donald Trump. read more
[T]he world learned Friday that just 266,000 jobs were added [in April], a massive disappointment that raises questions about whether the recovery is on track. [A]nother way to look at this is there is a great reassessment going on in the U.S. economy. It's happening on a lot of different levels. At the most basic level, people are still hesitant to return to work until they are fully vaccinated and their children are back in school and day care full time. read more