Dominion sends cease and desist letter to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and threatens defamation suit

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revealed Monday that retail stores Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s will stop selling his products on account of his continued support of conspiracy theories centered on false allegations of election fraud. Lindell, whose company is based in Minneapolis, made the announcement during an interview with conservative commentator Brian Glenn on … Read more

Live Updates: Eric Swalwell brings political baggage as impeachment manager

When House Democrats present their case to senators about why they should vote to convict President Trump of the impeachment charge that he incited an insurrection in the Capitol, some say their case may be hampered by the presence of Rep. Eric Swalwell as an impeachment manager. Swalwell was given the heavy responsibility of being on the team to present the … Read more

Jared Porter of the Mets Accused of Harassing Female Reporter

Mets General Manager Jared Porter sent over 60 unsolicited text messages, including one of a naked penis, to a female baseball reporter in 2016, ESPN reported Monday night. The Mets, in a statement by Sandy Alderson, the team’s president, announced they would review the matter. The Chicago Cubs, who were Porter’s employers at the time … Read more

Analysis: With Trump’s exit, the Fox News presidency will come to an end

Four years ago, Fox News headed into the Trump presidency with an unprecedented opportunity. It was not only the primary source of news for the Republican Party, but also the primary source for President Trump himself. The network could have used the opportunity to act responsibly. It could have leveraged its contacts within Trump’s inner … Read more

Asian Shares Mostly Higher as Biden Inauguration Approaches | Business News

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday as the coming changing of the guard in the U.S. raised hopes for more support for the economy and more aggressive measures to fight the pandemic. Benchmarks were higher in Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong but slipped in Shanghai. World markets were subdued … Read more

A National Guard member in DC for the inauguration is pulling double duty as a band elementary school teacher in between guard shifts

Members of the US National Guard stand watch at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 17, 2021, during a nationwide protest called by anti-government and far-right groups supporting US President Donald Trump and his claim of electoral fraud in the November 3 presidential election. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images A National Guard member, … Read more

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani may hold the winning ticket in tech and Silicon Valley knows it

The recipient of all those billions is Jio Platforms, part of Ambani’s sprawling conglomerate Reliance Industries. Jio started as a mobile network in 2016. Since then it has amassed around 400 million users and launched a streaming service, a video conferencing app, a fiber broadband network and digital payments. Its super-cheap data has helped bring … Read more

Trump will unveil DOZENS of pardons on his last full day in office

President Donald Trump is expected to pardon dozens of Americans on Tuesday, his last full day in office.  The New York Times reported Monday evening the Trump is expected to pardon at least 60 people and maybe more than 100.  The most prominent name reported Monday was rapper Lil Wayne.  The Times also reported that … Read more

Garth Brooks’ upcoming Biden inauguration performance receives mixed reaction from fans

Fans of Garth Brooks are divided about the country icon’s upcoming performance at the inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden. On Monday, the “Friends in Low Places” singer, 58, officially joined Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez in the lineup.  Many fans were excited to learn that the star would be offering up his talents for the ceremony. … Read more

A missing Canadian teen snowmobiler built a snow cave to survive until rescuers arrived

A 17-year-old in British Columbia, who has not been named, built himself a snow cave the backcountry to shelter in after being separated from his group, according to South Cariboo Search and Rescue. At around 6:15 pm on Saturday, 100 Mile House Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was notified of an overdue snowmobiler. Family and … Read more

Starbucks to help Washington’s coronavirus vaccine effort

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is teaming up with a number of major businesses, like Starbucks, to help streamline its coronavirus vaccine rollout as a means to significantly increase the rate at which it can vaccinate residents. On Monday, Inslee announced a statewide public-private partnership to build up the state’s infrastructure so that it is able … Read more

Salma Hayek stuns in photos as she celebrates 17 million Instagram followers

Salma Hayek is celebrating a social media milestone: 17 million followers on Instagram. The Oscar-nominated actress took to the platform on Sunday to share the exciting news and let her fans know that she’s “grateful” for their support.  “17 million, millones, milioni, milhões… !! #love #grateful #17 #green,” she captioned the post with a green heart emoji. Hayek shared … Read more

U.S. Senator Hawley Finds New Publisher After Capitol Attack Backlash | U.S. News®

(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has found a new publisher for his book after being dropped by Simon & Schuster following the assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The book titled “The Tyranny of Big Tech” is critical of big tech corporations including Google and Facebook. The day after … Read more

Cuomo asked Pfizer to sell its COVID-19 vaccine directly to New York, as the head of the WHO warns of mounting inequities in vaccine distribution

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer on Monday to sell its coronavirus vaccine directly to his state. Spencer Platt/Getty Images On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on pharmaceutical company Pfizer to sell doses of its coronavirus vaccine directly to New York state. The proposal to work directly with New York’s state government … Read more

Capitol rioter ‘threatened to shoot his own kids if they turned him in to FBI’ 

Capitol rioter, 48, arrested for being part of MAGA mob threatened to shoot his own children if they became ‘traitors’ and turned him in to FBI Guy Reffitt, 48, was arrested in connection to the riot at the Capitol on January 6 When he returned home from the riot, Reffitt allegedly told his son not … Read more

Alec Baldwin says ‘goodbye’ to Twitter ‘for now’ following wife Hilaria’s heritage scandal

It appears Alec Baldwin is logging off Twitter. The 62-year-old Oscar nominee announced on Monday morning that he’d be leaving the popular social media app “for now” following his wife Hilaria Baldwin’s heritage scandal. “Twitter is like a party where everyone is screaming,” wrote the actor. “Not much of a party.” He concluded: “Goodbye for now.” ALEC … Read more

Kim Jong Un has destroyed North Korea’s economy to stop the pandemic. Can sanctions deter him from nuclear weapons?

Kim announced last week at the Eighth Workers’ Party Congress — a meeting for North Korea’s governing elite — that his country plans to beef up Pyongyang’s already dangerous nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs with new, sophisticated armaments, such as tactical nuclear weapons designed for use on the battlefield and warheads designed to evade … Read more

AOC tweets ‘Abolish ICE’ after agency commemorates MLK Day

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday appeared unimpressed by a tweet from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To show their appreciation for the civil rights icon on the federal holiday, ICE tweeted an image of a King statue, with the text: “Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message … Read more

If 2021 already seems like too much, there’s a hotline that encourages people to call in and scream

Just Scream!, a hotline created by elementary school teacher Chris Gollmar, aims to reduce tension for those needing an outlet. All you have to do is call the hotline and scream for as loud as you want, and for as long as you want — and then hang up. “I wanted to find a prompt … Read more

In fortified Sacramento, MLK Day is celebrated amid DC fears

Stevante Clark lost his brother when Sacramento police mistook Stephon Clark’s cellphone for a gun and killed him in 2018, igniting weeks of protests. On Monday morning, Stevante stood in the back of a flatbed truck with an amplified microphone and a message for uniformed officers standing nearby. “Sac PD and everybody up there, let’s … Read more

Japan Urges South Korea to Drop Wartime Compensation Demands | World News

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister accused South Korea on Monday of worsening already strained ties by making “illegal” demands for compensation for the sexual abuse of Korean women and use of forced laborers during World War II. Toshimitsu Motegi, in a diplomatic policy speech in parliament, said a recent … Read more

Retired New York firefighter Thomas Fee charged in Capitol riot

A retired New York City firefighter who photographed himself inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan.6 insurrection and claimed he was “at the tip of the spear” has been criminally charged, authorities said Monday.  Thomas Fee, 53, was charged Saturday with violent entry, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted … Read more

Jenna Bush Hager: George H W was ‘crushed’ after 1992 election loss

Jenna Bush Hager has recalled how ‘crushed’ her grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, was when he lost the 1992 election to Bill Clinton as an incumbent.   In an interview for Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper, the Today host, 39, opened up about her late grandfather starting the tradition of the outgoing president leaving a … Read more

Covid Response Was a Global Series of Failures, W.H.O. Panel Says

Laying bare a yearlong cascade of failures, a World Health Organization panel recounts in a damning report how governments and public health organizations worldwide responded slowly and ineffectively to the coronavirus, despite years of warnings. The interim report, an early blueprint for reform, describes the faulty assumptions, ineffective planning and sluggish responses — including missteps … Read more

Democratic lawmaker accuses Boebert of giving tours prior to insurrection

Cohen’s accusation is significant because it is the first time a member of Congress has specifically accused another member of giving a tour of the Capitol complex prior to the riot. It comes after several Democratic members have suggested that their Republican colleagues may have been providing the tours as an opportunity for the would-be … Read more

Pasadena begins offering COVID-19 vaccine to city residents 75 and over, but supplies are limited

Pasadena has joined Long Beach as Los Angeles County cities that have expanded coronavirus vaccinations to senior citizens who are not living in nursing facilities. Pasadena on Saturday offered sign-ups to city residents age 75 and older who had filled out a form expressing interest in getting the vaccine. Reservations filled up within two hours … Read more

DC restaurateur: COVID restrictions, inauguration security has my business ‘hanging on by a thread’

The unprecedented security restrictions in place for this week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden coupled with the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic have left at least one Washington restaurant “hanging on by a thread.” Bob Materazzi, the owner of Shelly’s Back Room near the White House, told “Your World” host Neil Cavuto that “the … Read more

Trump to lift Covid-19 related travel restrictions before he leaves office, White House official says

The White House official said Trump is expected to lift restrictions that cover much of Europe and Brazil. President-elect Joe Biden is set to take over the presidency on Wednesday and it’s not clear if he would reverse Trump’s expected order. Reuters was first to report the expected order. This is a breaking story and … Read more

‘Baywatch’ star Pamela Anderson says vegans make better lovers: ‘I’m fairly confident in that statement’

According to Pamela Anderson, vegans are better in bed. The “Baywatch” icon appeared on “Good Morning Britain” Monday where she insisted a plant-based diet can make anyone a better lover. It all started after the actress tweeted the statement over the weekend. “Cholesterol hardens your arteries, but not much else,” the 53-year-old laughed. “That’s what I … Read more

Biden promises on Day One to reinstate rule protecting transgender student use of bathrooms

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to get straight to work after he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, which could include swift action on federal guidance President Trump revoked that was designed to protect transgender students. The Trump administration, early in its tenure, revoked an Obama-era federal rule that … Read more

Harris Prepares for Central Role in Biden’s White House | South Carolina News

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins. With the confluence of crises … Read more