Jennifer Lawrence draws criticism over comment about female action heroes

CNN — Jennifer Lawrence shared her thoughts on the history of female-led action movies in a new interview, but the “Hunger Games” star is getting some flack for not quite getting it right. The Oscar winner spoke with fellow actress Viola Davis in an interview for Variety published on Wednesday, in which she mused on … Read more

Netherlands vs Argentina preview: How to stream, start time, predictions and latest news ahead of World Cup quarter-final

The Netherlands and Argentina meet in the second quarter-final at the 2022 World Cup on Friday, December 9. The game will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, with Spain’s Antonio Mateu Lahoz the man in the middle. What time is Netherlands vs Argentina? The match kicks off at 10pm local time, which means … Read more

McConnell criticizes Trump’s comments on Constitution

CNN — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized former President Donald Trump’s comments in a post on Truth Social earlier this week that called for the “termination” of the Constitution. “Let me just say, anyone seeking the presidency who thinks that the Constitution could somehow be suspended or not followed, it seems to me would … Read more

Ethics committee dings NC’s Cawthorn on crypto promotion

Madison Cawthorn Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com With just weeks left in Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s only term in Congress, he found himself in trouble again. On Tuesday, the House Ethics Committee announced substantial evidence exists showing Cawthorn promoted the meme coin cryptocurrency, “Let’s Go Brandon,” in which Cawthorn had a financial interest, in violation of US House … Read more

‘General Hospital’ star Jack Wagner’s son Harrison official cause of death revealed: coroner

Harrison Wagner, whose father, Jack Wagner, was known for his role on “General Hospital,” died from “fentanyl and alprazolam intoxication,” according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. His death in June was listed as an “accident” in the coroner’s report. Xanax is a common brand name for alprazolam. Earlier this year, Wagner and ex-wife … Read more

North Carolina blackouts caused by shootings could last days

CARTHAGE, NC (AP) — Tens of thousands of people braced Monday for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent. Across Moore County, many businesses and restaurants displayed “Closed” signs in windows and had empty parking lots … Read more

The companies that helped create 2022’s crypto collapse

FTX stands apart because, unlike Voyager and Celsius, it is the first major cryptocurrency exchange to topple. Founded in 2019, FTX evolved into a marketplace where, in addition to cryptocurrencies, retail investors could trade cryptocurrency derivatives — complex financial instruments used to make bets on price swings. The company also offered accounts that promised high … Read more