Preparations are underway for a small, but televised funeral next Saturday for the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Harry will attend the ceremonies, marking the first time he will see his brother, Prince William, since that explosive Oprah interview.
- Associated Press
A major Canadian National shareholder is urging the railroad to abandon its $33.6 billion bid to buy Kansas City Southern after regulators dealt the deal a procedural setback this week. London-based investment firm TCI Fund, which owns nearly 3% of Canadian National, sent a letter Tuesday urging it to drop its pursuit of Kansas City Southern. It cited uncertainty about whether U.S. regulators would approve the acquisition under a tough set of rules for railroad mergers that haven't been tested since they were written 20 years ago.
- Business Insider
'QAnon Shaman' lawyer makes offensive comments about Capitol rioters: 'They're all f---ing short-bus people'
Albert Watkins told Insider he made the "politically incorrect" comments in order to garner attention to the defendants who have mental health issues.
- The Independent
Giuliani admits telling Capitol rioters to engage in ‘trial by combat’ but insists it was ‘hyperbole’
Former New York City mayor is facing lawsuit alleging he helped incite 6 January insurrection
Mischa Barton finally reveals the 'complicated' reasons why she asked to have her character killed off 'The O.C.' - including on-set 'bullying'
In a new interview with E!, the iconic teen actress from "The O.C." said "there were people on that set that were very mean to [her]."
- The Independent
‘A sham and a con’: GOP-dominated board says Trump-backed ‘audit’ of votes in Arizona is making them a ‘laughing stock’
The politicians call on the state Senate president to end the recount
"The Good Place" star said she "couldn't stop touching my legs going, 'You're so strong. You're so elegant.'"
A woman says she hired a fake groom and had a wedding photo shoot to get back at her ex after a breakup
Sarah Vilard said she had a fake wedding photo shoot after a breakup with a hired groom and a wedding dress. A TikTok about the experience went viral.
- The Independent
Biden promises to keep Rashida Tlaib’s West Bank family safe after she accused him of ‘taking orders’ from Israel
President says he is praying for congresswoman’s family as administration facing pressure to demand Israel ceasefire
Ashley Walters filed a lawsuit against Marilyn Manson in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County on Tuesday, accusing the singer of sexual assault.
- The Week
Unlike House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seems open to a negotiated House bill that would set up a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Even though a bipartisan deal was struck in the lower chamber last week, McCarthy slammed the result Tuesday morning, and it was widely assumed the proposal was dead on arrival in the Senate anyway after it presumably passes the Democratic-majority House. But McConnell surprised some analysts Tuesday when he said Senate Republicans were "undecided" about the bill and are "willing to listen" to arguments in favor of it. The senator certainly seems to have his concerns — namely that the commission may be unbalanced in favor of Democrats — but he didn't reiterate his previous suggestion that it needs to expand its scope beyond the riot (which is McCarthy's main gripe). Fascinating. McConnell says Senate GOP is “undecided” about Jan. 6 commission. expresses a bit of pause about Democrats controlling staff hiring. But this is surprising, given what we had been hearing from the rank and file. — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 18, 2021 Regardless, Brian Rosenwald, a contributer at TheWeek.com, thinks that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) may be able to get to 60 votes without too much haggling. If all seven senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial back the bill, the Senate would need just three more defectors, and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) has already hinted at his support. This makes me think Schumer can get to 60 votes. Because you had 7 Rs who voted for impeachment and Rounds wasn’t one of them. https://t.co/m3bOA2ShOB — Brian Rosenwald (@brianros1) May 18, 2021 More stories from theweek.comThe threat of civil war didn't end with the Trump presidency7 scathingly funny cartoons about Liz Cheney's ouster'QAnon Shaman' lawyer issues shockingly offensive defense of client's role in Capitol riot
- The Independent
‘He's an outcast, even among criminals’, says regular contact of convicted murderer
- The Telegraph
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have formally liquidated one of their sole-remaining British companies, marking the final nail in the coffin for Sussex Royal. Documents filed with Companies House revealed that MWX Trading confirmed on May 5 that it was winding up and a liquidator was appointed on May 14. The couple established the company in August 2019, naming their lawyer, Gerrard Tyrrell, as its secretary and Natalie Campbell, who worked for their charitable foundation Sussex Royal, as director. They registered it at Companies House and used the business to apply for trademarks. Ms Campbell and Mr Tyrrell were later replaced by James Holt, the couple’s former head of communications who was recently appointed executive director of their Archewell Foundation and is relocating to the US. The Duke and Duchess are also in the process of liquidating the company formerly known as Sussex Royal, The Telegraph understands. When the couple announced they were stepping back from their roles as working members of the Royal family they were told they could no longer use the name, and so changed it last July to MWX Foundation. Despite reports suggesting that MWX stood for Markle Windsor or Mountbatten Windsor, using the X from Sussex, sources claimed the name was just created from random letters and had no special significance. Sussex Royal was announced with much fanfare in July 2019, shortly after it was confirmed that the Sussexes were breaking away from the Royal Foundation, the charitable vehicle they had shared with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Company accounts revealed last year that it had £99,000 in the bank and would cost £16,000 to wind down. They also showed that the charity was owed £200,000 from an unidentified source. Accounts for the MWX Foundation, of which the Duke remains sole director, reveal that the £200,000 has now been repaid. The moves to formally wind up both companies come as the Sussexes continue to sign lucrative deals with business partners in the US via their new US-based Archewell Foundation, most recently announcing a partnership with consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble.
- The Independent
Two women were killed and five others injured after a party bus shooting in California. Police say that the bus was riddled with bullet holes after it was shot at at least 70 times during two ambushes in Oakland. One victim died on the bus and another at the hospital after the violent scenes unfolded during a 21st birthday party, according to reports.
- Associated Press
Charles Grodin, the droll, offbeat actor and writer who scored as a caddish newlywed in “The Heartbreak Kid” and later had roles ranging from Robert De Niro’s counterpart in the comic thriller “Midnight Run” to the bedeviled father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died. Grodin died Tuesday in Wilton, Connecticut, from bone marrow cancer, his son, Nicholas Grodin, said. Known for his dead-pan style and everyday looks, Grodin also appeared in “Dave,” “The Woman in Red,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Heaven Can Wait.”
- The Week
Albert Watkins, the attorney for Jacob Chansley (perhaps better known as "QAnon Shaman"), spoke on the record with Talking Points Memo about his client's alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In the interview, published by TPM on Tuesday, Watkins used shockingly offensive language in an attempt to defend Chansley's alleged actions, saying Chansley has Asperger's syndrome, and asserting that other participants in the riot have intellectual disabilities that were to blame. "These are people with brain damage," he said. He also claimed they were subjected to what he described as the most powerful propaganda campaign since Adolf Hitler's. Read the full, graphic passage from the TPM story below. I spoke to the "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley's attorney, Albert Watkins, for this story. Here's what he had to say... https://t.co/6gZ2jzPvSh pic.twitter.com/b4w62dYvLN — Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) May 18, 2021 More stories from theweek.comThe threat of civil war didn't end with the Trump presidency7 scathingly funny cartoons about Liz Cheney's ousterMcConnell expresses 'surprising' openness to Jan. 6 commission
'Bachelorette' star Rachel Lindsay says she cried over the 'selection of men of color' on her season and learned several didn't date Black women
Lindsay told the comedian Ziwe Fumudoh the producers edited her tears into an unrelated scene and they found the race disparity "interesting."
Parenting is not the right path for everyone. These celebrities have opened up about their decisions not to have children for various reasons.
Kaia Gerber reflects on dating 'older people' as a teenager: 'I'd wake up and be like, How did I get here?'
In her new Vogue profile, the 19-year-old spoke about lacking the necessary "life experience" to handle situations she was thrust into as a model.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
In 2018, an Oregon man was sentenced to 130 days in jail after he was seen on video taunting a bison.
“I think it’s interesting that the institution is not changing with the time, or quickly enough,”Turner-Smith said. Ahead of her highly anticipated role as one of history’s biggest royals, Jodie Turner-Smith has given her take on Meghan Markle in a recent interview, calling her exit a “terrible missed opportunity” for the British royal family. As theGrio previously reported, Turner-Smith is set to play Anne Boleyn in a brand new series.