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Condoleezza Rice defends school choice, argues that it is a race issue: ‘Are you for school choice or not?’

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended the need for school choice in the U.S., stating that the lack of school freedom primarily negatively impacts low-income minority students. Rice, the current director of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, addressed educational freedom at a fireside chat focused on democracy at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institution in Simi Valley, California, on June 6. “So…

NYC mobster known as ‘Tony Cakes’ identified as pedestrian decapitated by truck: report

A New York City man who died last week after he was decapitated when a truck plowed into him while he was crossing a New York City street was identified as a former captain for the Genovese crime family. The New York Police Department told Fox News Digital the victim was identified as Antonio Conigliaro. Conigliaro, 86, who went by “Tony Cakes,” and “Tony the…

AT&T is still on the hook for offering landline service in California

Image: The Verge AT&T can’t pull the plug on landline service for customers across California. In a ruling on Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) rejected AT&T’s request to release it from its obligations as a Carrier of Last Resort (COLR), as reported earlier by Ars Technica and CBS News. AT&T has had a COLR designation in California since 1996, which ensures everyone in…

Redbox missed a multimillion-dollar payment it couldn’t afford to miss

Photo by Smith Collection / Gado / Getty Images Redbox’s financial situation continues to spiral out of its control. On Thursday, a Los Angeles court entered a $16.7 million judgment against the company in favor of NBCUniversal, after Redbox failed to pay a scheduled installment of a settlement the parties reached earlier in May. The missed payment bodes ill for the DVD kiosk company, which…

Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Here’ With Tom Hanks and Robin Wright Shifts November Wide Release

Miramax’s “Here,” which reunites “Forrest Gump” filmmaker Robert Zemeckis with stars Tom Hanks and Robin Wright, is adjusting its release this November. The film, originally slated to premiere exclusively in L.A. and N.Y. on Nov. 15, followed by a limited release on Nov. 22, and a wide release on Nov. 27, is now landing a singular wide […] Go to Source

Roku Head of Content David Eilenberg Says Prioritizing Programming Is ‘Certainly a Balancing Act’

Roku City is divided up into sub-home screen zones for particular audiences, Roku’s Head of Content David Eilenberg explained at an interview during the Cannes Lions in France. Categories like sports, home and food are also divided into other sub-zones, a specificity he says has helped the company’s content efforts throughout its ecosystem. As the […] Go to Source

The fight over Fisker’s assets is already heating up

Fisker is just a few days into its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the fight over its assets is already charged, with one lawyer claiming the startup has been liquidating assets “outside the court’s supervision.” At issue is the relationship between Fisker and its largest secured lender, Heights Capital Management, an affiliate of financial services company […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Hacker claims to have 30 million customer records from Australian ticket seller giant TEG

A hacker is advertising customer data allegedly stolen from the Australia-based live events and ticketing company TEG on a well-known hacking forum. On Thursday, a hacker put up for sale the alleged stolen data from TEG, claiming to have information of 30 million users, including the full name, gender, date of birth, username, hashed passwords […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

All our burning questions for ‘Doctor Who’ season 15

Sutekh’s Empire of Death has crumbled. And with it, Ncuti Gatwa‘s first season of Doctor Who (a.k.a. Season 14 of the show that was rebooted in 2005) is in the books.  While some plot threads were tied up neatly (the Susan Twist mystery; the search for Ruby Sunday’s real mum), others remained teased but untied.  So since the TARDIS is no longer being dogged by…

‘Empire of Death’ changed ‘Doctor Who’ history — here’s what you missed

The history of Doctor Who was forever changed by the season finale episode “Empire of Death” — but not in the way we were expecting. Despite inspiring a flurry of fan theories about Ruby Sunday‘s mum (could it be Rose?), showrunner Russell T Davies simply gave us the statistically most likely answer. As foreshadowed in “The Legend of Ruby Sunday,” the mystery mother was ……

NASA simulates asteroid heading toward Earth in defense exercise

(NewsNation) — NASA’s preventative doomsday approach reached new heights with a test simulating a hypothetical asteroid set to hit Earth in 2038, according to a report released this week. The simulation was the fifth installment of the Planetary Defense Interagency Tabletop Exercise, wherein NASA, the U.S. government and international representatives attempted to plan for an asteroid that had a 72% chance of hitting Earth in 14…

Bannon pushes back on Trump’s green cards for graduates idea

Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is pushing back on former President Trump’s idea to give green cards to international students who graduate from U.S. colleges. Bannon, an ally of Trump’s and a podcaster, argued strongly against the immigration idea on Friday, saying the student’s exit visa should be clipped to their diploma. “People by and large want to live back where they…

Prince William Takes Kids To Taylor Swift’s London Show Without Kate Middleton

Prince William is a Swiftie! As are his kids! The royal and his young family made a surprise appearance at the opening night of Taylor Swift’s London Eras tour concert. Choosing to spend his birthday with his kids, Prince William was spotted with all 3 of his children in tow at Wembley Stadium. Sadly, it looks like Kate Middleton sat this one out. Doting dad…

Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Kiss Passionately on Second Honeymoon: Photos

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary with another honeymoon! Though Jill and Derick remain estranged from some of her more toxic relatives, the Dillard marriage is still going strong. Obviously, infamous cult rules make it clear that marriages are eternal commitments. But Jill and Derick have also bonded by going through a lot together. Despite losses as painful memories, they’re…

‘Baddies’ Star Dayjia ‘Meatball’ Blackwell Sentenced For Allegedly Encouraging Looting In Philadelphia

A Philadelphia influencer has been handed her sentence for influencing crime! In September, local prosecutors charged Dayjia ‘Meatball’ Blackwell with criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief, riot, and disorderly conduct, per NBC Philadephia. That came after police officers arrested her amid rioting and looting in the city on Sept 26. Now, nearly nine months later, her legal fate has been determined. Here’s Why Dayjia ‘Meatball’ Blackwell Caught A…

DJ Mustard Reveals THESE Surprising Facts About Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Not Like Us’ (VIDEO)

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Not Like Us’ was the groundbreaking track in his battle against Drake. Yet, DJ Mustard has now revealed he had no idea the record was on its way! RELATED: DJ Mustard & His Girlfriend Celebrate Their Unborn Baby With Floral Baby Shower (PHOTOS) K. Dot Surprises Mustard With ‘Not Like Us’ Per The Shade Room, Kendrick Lamar had the innanet shook when he released…

ASUU kicks against proliferation of state universities

Yobe State University’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has kicked against the proliferation of state universities without adequate funds to run them. The university’s ASUU chairman, Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Karage, stated the position of the union in Damaturu on Friday in a press briefing to press home their demands. “The situation of public universities in the country is disturbing. There has…

Obaseki set to constitute governing council for Ambrose Alli University

Three years after setting up a Special Intervention Team, SIT, in place of Governing Council for the Ambrose Alli University, AAU, Ekpoma, Governor Godwin Obaseki has promised to constitute a new governing council for the institution. DAILY POST reports that the Benin Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had, at a press conference on Thursday, May 20, 2024, noted that AAU is…

Friends of Brit teenager Jay Slater missing in Tenerife for 5 days SLAM trolls hacking his Instagram account

LAST night missing Jay Slater’s mum was left devastated after being hit with hundreds of vile messages from conspiracy theorists online. Hurtful messages from trolls on social media has stopped Debbie Duncan from publicly appealing for information about her missing son. Jay Slater’s mum was left devastated after being hit with hundreds of vile messages British teenager Jay went missing during a holiday in TenerifeSolarpix…

Fresh blow for Putin as his air defence forces shoots down their own helicopter killing 4 crew members

VLADIMIR Putin suffered a new blow yesterday as his air defence forces shot down one of their own military helicopters. The Russian Ka-29 was mistakenly targeted and downed by a missile, according to pro-war channels. AFP Vladimir Putin’s air defence forces shot down one of their own Ka-29, with all four crew members killed[/caption] The Russian Ka-29 was mistakenly targeted and downed by a missile,…

The man who dismembered tech CEO Fahim Saleh said he was so in love he was disturbed. Prosecutors say he...

Tyrese Haspil escorted by NYPD detectives in New York City. AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez A jury will return to Manhattan court on Monday to decide the fate of Tyrese Haspil. Haspil said his extreme emotional disturbance led to the brutal slaying of tech CEO Fahim Saleh. But Haspil’s activity on a dating app undermined that argument, the prosecution said. A Manhattan jury is about to…

Prince William’s birthday post is a welcome change for the royal family

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte attend Trooping the Colour 2024. Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images Kate Middleton celebrated Prince William’s birthday by sharing a photo of him and their children. The picture was more relaxed and candid than photos they’d previously shared of their family. Experts told Business Insider that the photo’s tone may help shift the narrative on Will and…

Many consumers stay with their banks for years unless persuaded by other bank incentives

Consumers tend to stick with their banks, but some can’t turn down incentives that certain online-only banks offer. More than one in three consumers in a Vericast study said they’ve had the same bank longer than they’ve had their current romantic partner. Customers appear to stick with the same bank out of convenience more than anything. About 46% of those surveyed said they would be…

Olive Garden raising menu prices again

Olive Garden customers can expect menu prices to increase in the near future after the popular Italian restaurant chain has kept price hikes well below inflation in recent years, parent company Darden Restaurants said this week. Darden CFO Raj Vennam told analysts on the company’s earnings call Thursday that Olive Garden menu prices for this year are “to be more in line with inflation” in…

Trump catches up to Biden in cash dash, but can he spend the money in time?

Thanks to a tidal wave of fundraising following his conviction in the first criminal trial of a former or current president, Donald Trump has all but erased President Biden’s once massive fundraising advantage in their 2024 election rematch. In May, for a second straight month, the former president and the Republican National Committee significantly outraised Biden and the Democratic National Committee. And the president’s formidable…

Multiple injured at shooting outside Arkansas grocery store, witness says

Authorities in Arkansas are investigating a shooting that left multiple people injured outside a grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansas, on Friday, a witness told Fox News Digital.  The witness, who was at Holt Builder’s Supply across the street from the shooting, said he heard at least a multiple rounds and saw victims being medevaced from the scene.  The witness said the scene outside the Mad…