Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department on Monday alerted several federal judges that an outspoken attorney representing at least 17 alleged rioters charged in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is reportedly hospitalized and possibly incapacitated after testing positive for COVID-19,Read More →

Rachel Murray/Getty Images Nia DaCosta accomplished a major career milestone when her supernatural slasher Candyman bowed at number one in theaters over the weekend — she became the first Black woman to debut a film at number one at the domestic box office. Candyman crushed the weekend box office with a $22.4 million opening. Deadline reports that DaCosta, who directed the “spiritualRead More →

DNY59/iStock (NEW YORK) — Jury selection for the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes begins Tuesday in San Jose, California, following Holmes’s allegations of abuse against her former boyfriend and Theranos COO, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, that came out over the weekend. Holmes is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy toRead More →

Toru Kimura/iStock (LA.) — Utility companies warned residents in Louisiana it may take weeks before power can be restored to their homes following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida. As of Monday morning, over 888,000 customers don’t have power, and that number is growing as the storm moves its way intoRead More →

OlgaMiltsova/iStock (CALIF.) — Due to the thick smoke from the Caldor Fire, the air quality near the Lake Tahoe area is nearly 40 times what the World Health Organization deems unhealthy, according to data from IQAir. For over two weeks, the Caldor Fire has swept across 177,260 acres of Northern California andRead More →

LightFieldStudios/iStock (IOWA) — The 27-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2018 abduction and killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts was sentenced on Monday afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, an undocumented farmworker from Mexico, was sentenced after a victim impact statement fromRead More →

MEGA/GC Images It’s well known that Ben Affleck likes to gamble, as does his current girlfriend’s mother, Guadalupe Lopez. So it only makes sense that they appear together in a new sports book app ad starring the two-time Oscar winner and J-Lo‘s mom.  Affleck, along with Shaquille O’Neal and actor Melvin Gregg, also appear in the new ad BenRead More →