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Céline Dion says she always brings special photos when she goes to the doctor for treatments

Céline Dion carries photos of her late husband when she goes to the doctor for treatment for stiff-person syndrome. Ethan Miller/Getty Image Céline Dion carries photos of her late husband to the doctor’s whenever she goes for medical treatment. “I’m still married to René. He’s still my husband,” Dion told People. René Angélil, Dion’s husband and longtime manager, died in 2016 after a battle with…

National Debt Tracker: American taxpayers (you) are now on the hook for $34,702,935,789,016.26 as of 6/12/24

The U.S. national debt is climbing at a rapid pace and has shown no signs of slowing down, despite the growing criticism of massive levels of government spending. The national debt — which measures what the U.S. owes its creditors — declined to $34,702,935,789,016.26 as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the latest numbers published by the Treasury Department. That is down about $6.5 billion from…

Politics increasingly driving consumers’ buying decisions, study shows

Consumers across the globe are increasingly making buying decisions based on their political views, with a sharp rise in brand nationalism since last year, according to new research. The “Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Brands and Politics” released Thursday showed an uptick in politically-driven buying, with 60% of 15,000 respondents worldwide saying they buy, choose or avoid brands based on their politics, an increase of…

What trends are coming for celebrity summer weddings? A luxury planner of high-profile events weighs in

There’s always buzz about celebrity weddings. Fans scour the internet wondering what the bride wore, where the stars got married and who attended.  The marriage ceremonies and receptions of high-profile celebs have an enormous impact on the wedding industry in general, with many couples pulling inspiration from the A-list events they see on social media.  With summer weddings just around the corner, Lisa Lafferty, a…

DeSantis spox dunks on NYT ‘fact-check’ on terrorists entering southern border: ‘Awaiting your correction’

The office of Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is taking aim at a so-called “fact-check” from The New York Times that accused him last year of making a “false” claim about terrorists entering illegally via the southern border in light of the recent ISIS-linked arrests.  Eight Tajikistan nationals with ties to ISIS were taken into custody this week by the FBI and ICE in New York…

Google is putting more Android in ChromeOS

Illustration: The Verge ChromeOS will “soon be developed on large portions of the Android stack” so that it can roll out AI features at a faster pace, Google announced on Wednesday. The company says it will be embracing things like the Android Linux kernel and Android frameworks “as part of the foundation of ChromeOS.” The changes won’t just mean more AI features, according to Google….

Netflix will settle 15 years of Chestnut vs. Kobayashi with a live hot dog-eating contest

Takeru Kobayashi (L) and Joey Chestnut (R) competed during the 92nd Annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2007. | Photo by Bobby Bank / WireImage Netflix has scheduled Chestnut vs. Kobayashi: Unfinished Beef on September 2nd as another one of its live events, along with Christmas Day NFL games, WWE Monday Night Raw, and the delayed Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight….

Why being the last company to launch in a category can pay off

When Jordan Nathan launched his DTC nontoxic cookware company, Caraway, in 2019, he knew he was not the only founder trying to sell a new brand of pots and pans to millennials scrolling through Instagram. But he found that launching after his peers ended up being a blessing in disguise in all areas but one. […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

San Francisco leaders declare city sanctuary for transgender people

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared the city a sanctuary for transgender and non-binary people on Tuesday, making it the largest city in the country to make the distinction. The declaration comes as conservative states ramp up efforts to limit transgender rights and access to gender-affirming care. It affirms that San Francisco will provide a place of safety for that community and providers of…

Immigration advocacy groups sue Biden administration over border directive

Immigration advocacy groups are suing the Biden administration over President Biden’s recent directive that will limit the number of migrants seeking asylum at the southern border. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a number of other organizations filed the lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. “We were…

Judd Nelson Passed on Brat Pack Documentary Movie: Here’s Why

Judd Nelson declined to be part of the Brat Pack documentary movie, Brats. The actor’s contemporaries and costars from that era, from the legendary Molly Ringwald to beloved A-lister Demi Moore, have made different choices regarding the doc. When it came to Judd Nelson, the actor “politely declined” to be a part of it. Yes, he was part of the Brat Pack — but he…

Miley Cyrus: Does She Speak to Her Father? The Singer Spills All!

Earlier this week, we confirmed that Billy Ray Cyrus was ending his marriage after just seven months. For far longer than this, however, observers have been wondering: Is his relationship with famous daughter Miley Cyrus over with as well? Just where do these singers stand with each other? LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 10: Billy Ray Cyrus, Tish Cyrus and Miley Cyrus attend the 61st…

Bye Felicia! Boss Of The TikTok Influencer Fired For Saying The N-Word Releases A Statement

The Black boss of ‘trad-wife’ TikTok influencer Lilly Gaddis is speaking out. According to the Daily Mail, the company that represented Lilly — named Rophe —  denounced the TikToker’s use of the n-word. RELATED: Massachusetts Teacher Placed On Leave After Staging Mock Slave Auction & Using the N-Word In Class The Company Denounces Gaddis’ Derogatory Language As mentioned, the North Carolina-based company is owned by a…

She Ready! Tiffany Haddish Releases Video For Her Song ‘Woman Up’ After 6-Month Sobriety Anniversary

Wayment! Did Tiffany Haddish just come through with a banger for the ladies? On Wednesday (June 12), the award-winning comedian shook up the innanet after she dropped the video for her new single, ‘Woman Up.’ RELATED: She Said What?! Tiffany Haddish Speaks On Shooting Her Shot At Leonardo DiCaprio (WATCH) Tiffany Drops Empowering Anthem Billboard reports that Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren wrote ‘Woman Up’…

France preparing for potential terror threats at ‘bold’ opening ceremony

“Bold, original and unique.” That is how the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is describing the Paris 2024 opening ceremony, which will see 10,500 athletes parading down the Seine river on 94 boats for a six-kilometre stretch on July 26. It is the first time an opening ceremony will be held outside of a stadium in the Olympic Games’ 128-year history. The ambitious ceremony is open…

Appeal over death of ‘fun-loving’ well-known Sydney surfer

Public assistance is being sought over the mysterious death of a high-profile local surfer in Sydney’s north earlier this year. Police were called to a unit complex on Pittwater Road, Manly, after reports of an assault at about 5.45pm on February 27. They found Guy Haymes, 59, with serious head injuries, who was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. READ MORE: WA’s…

Democracy Day: CSOs protest, urge government to end suffering in Nigeria

Civil societies under the aegis of Edo State Civil Society Organisations, EDOSCO, protested on Wednesday against the continued suffering of the masses in Nigeria. DAILY POST reports that the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, Oberaifo Udoh, also joined the members of EDOSCO to protest the economic hardship in the country. The protesters called on the government to end the suffering of the…

Bauchi Civil Service Commission suspends 3 senior officials

The Bauchi State Civil Service Commission has suspended three senior civil servants for alleged serious misconduct, including breach of trust, forgery, and misappropriation. Their actions were said to have violated Public Service Regulations 0327 (a) and (b). The suspension of the senior officers was contained in a statement issued to journalists on Wednesday by the Information Officer of the commission, Saleh Umar. The Bauchi Civil…

Major rescue operation at holiday hotspot as heavy flooding leaves drivers trapped in cars after Majorca airport chaos

PEOPLE in a Spanish holiday hotspot have been trapped inside their cars amid heavy flooding as rescue workers try to free them. The country is experiencing huge torrents of rain that saw the runways of Majorca airport completely swamped on Tuesday. Rescue workers use a rope to rescue a family from their trapped car laopiniondemurcia An area of Murcia comes under deluge with heavy flooding…

DeSantis tourism board approves $17 billion development deal with Disney that could pave the way for a 5th theme park

Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World. Anadolu/Getty Images The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District approved a $17 billion development deal with Disney. The development plan could allow Disney World to build a fifth major theme park and two minor parks. Disney must award at least 50% of all construction work to Florida businesses. Central Florida’s tourism district unanimously approved a $17 billion development deal with…

Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, just spent $94 million on her fourth Malibu property in 10 years

Steve Jennings/Getty Images Laurene Powell Jobs has dropped millions of dollars on four adjacent oceanside properties in Malibu. The billionaire investor recently spent $94 million on a property, according to The LA Times.  The property is located in Paradise Cove, an affluent Malibu neighborhood home to other billionaires. Laurene Powell Jobs, billionaire investor and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, recently dropped $94 million on…

Fed holds rates steady at 23-year high, projects just one cut this year

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady for the seventh straight time and scaled back the outlook for rate reductions later this year as high inflation lingers. New quarterly economic projections laid out after the meeting show that a majority of Fed officials who participated expect rates to fall to just 5.1% by the end of 2024, suggesting there will only be one…

Today’s mortgage rates hold steady for 15- and 30-year terms | June 12, 2024

The interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 6.990% as of June 12, which is unchanged from yesterday. Additionally, the interest rate on a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage is 6.125%, which is also unchanged from yesterday. With mortgage rates changing daily, it’s a good idea to check today’s rate before applying for a loan. It’s also important to compare different lenders’ current interest rates, terms…

US Park Police investigate ‘criminal activity’ after anti-Israel protests at White House

U.S. Park Police say they are investigating “criminal activity” after anti-Israel agitators vandalized statues in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square over the weekend.  Thousands swarmed the area in front of the White House on Saturday to protest President Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war, with many waving pro-Palestinian flags and chanting “Free Palestine” as they marched around the nation’s capital.  The protest descended into chaos after…

Dem senator reacts to ISIS terrorists crossing border by blaming Republicans

FOX Business’ Hillary Vaughn pressed Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., to respond to news of eight suspected ISIS terrorists entering the U.S. through the southern border on Wednesday. The eight suspects were arrested over the past week in three different cities. Padilla argued the incident is more evidence that Republicans should approve border legislation that was negotiated by a bipartisan group and includes some additional funding…

Tesla’s $50 billion question comes down to the wire

Illustration: Lille Allen / The Verge On Thursday, Tesla shareholders will face a stark choice: approve Elon Musk’s enormous pay package, the largest ever awarded to a chief executive, or risk him picking up his ball and going home. The shareholder meeting on Thursday is a referendum on Musk’s tumultuous leadership, in which he took a relatively niche startup, wrested it away from its founders,…