HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's granting of a quarantine exemption to Hollywood star Nicole Kidman is drawing criticism from lawmakers as the city tightens entry restrictions for international travelers to control the coronavirus.
Kidman, who reportedly flew to Hong Kong last week from coronavirus-hit Sydney, was exempted from a weeklong quarantine and was spotted in the city this week filming a new Amazon Prime Video series titled "Expats," according to local media reports.
THE NEW YORK TIMES – Tony Esposito, who as a rookie in his first of 15 N.H.L. seasons as the Chicago Blackhawks’ goaltender recorded an astonishing 15 shutouts, earning the nickname Tony O, died on Tuesday, the Blackhawks announced. He was 78.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, the team said. It was not immediately clear where he died.
Esposito, who played all but 13 games of his 16-season N.H.L. career with Chicago, joined the Blackhawks for...
NBC NEWS – Legendary professional wrestler "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton has died, the National Wrestling Alliance announced Thursday. He was 62.
"His impact & legacy will always be remembered," the National Wrestling Alliance tweeted. "We send our love to his friends and family."
Eaton's cause of death was unclear.
His friend, wrestler Thomas Laughlin, better known as Tommy Dreamer, told NBC News on Thursday that he was "gutted."
"He was one of the best, but what a better person...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said.
Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said in a statement. He was 86. No cause of death was given.
Popeil essentially invented the popular image of the...
POLITICO – Twenty-one months into his term in the White House, the youngest elected president in American history found himself facing a crisis so grave that it threatened not only his political life but also humanity itself.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was sitting in the dining room of the “Suite of Presidents” in Chicago’s historic Blackstone Hotel, eating a bowl of the hotel’s famous Boston clam chowder while he scanned the local newspapers. It was Saturday,...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The seven justices who reversed Bill Cosby’s conviction this week spent months debating whether he had a secret agreement with a prosecutor that tainted his 2018 criminal sexual assault conviction.
In the end, Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled that a district attorney had induced Cosby to give incriminating testimony in 2005 for a lawsuit, with the promise that no criminal charges would be filed.
Then, a decade later, another prosecutor used it against...
Jon Rahm was rolling in dominant fashion to his second consecutive Memorial Tournament win after an unbelievable 64 on Saturday. Things took a devastating turn, however, as he was alerted that he tested positive for COVID-19 and would be forced to withdraw.
“He thought that Jeffrey would be able to help him, that he would know the right people, or some kind of way to massage things, so he could get the Nobel Peace Prize.” — Former Gates Foundation employee
YAHOO! NEWS – Melinda Gates met with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein alongside her husband Bill in New York City and soon after said she was furious at the relationship between the two men, according to people familiar with the situation.
The previously unreported meeting occurred at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion in September 2013, on the same day the couple accepted the Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award at the Pierre Hotel and were photographed alongside then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – After a year of denying that COVID-19 was real, Ted Nugent now has the virus.
The rocker announced Monday that he has tested positive after experiencing a “stuffed-up head” and “body aches.”
“I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. I thought I was dying. Just a clusterf--k,” Nugent said on Facebook Live. “I got the Chinese s--t.
“My God, what a pain in the ass. I literally could hardly...
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