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Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests

Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America as he testified for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee, pushing back against angry, skeptical Democrats wh
Iran missiles target fake carrier as US bases go on alert

Iran missiles target fake carrier as US bases go on alert

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched missiles Tuesday targeting a mock aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a drill that included such a barrage of fire the U.S.
'Watchmen' leads charge for Emmy nominations relevance

'Watchmen' leads charge for Emmy nominations relevance

LOS ANGELES — “Watchmen,” cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26 nominations Tuesday for the prime-time Emmy Awards.
Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete

Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete

The American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream,” and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama “Pieces of a Woman” are among the films set to premiere at the Venic
Partial list of Emmy nominees in top categories

Partial list of Emmy nominees in top categories

LOS ANGELES — Partial list of nominees for the annual prime-time Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.
In reversal, CES gadget show won't be in-person after all

In reversal, CES gadget show won't be in-person after all

NEW YORK — CES, one of the world’s biggest technology conferences, will be a virtual event in January due to the coronavirus pandemic, a reversal from May when organizers said it would go on as a smaller gathering in Las Vegas.
Depp lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

Depp lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

LONDON — Johnny Depp’s high-stakes libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard wrapped up Tuesday in a London court, with the star’s lawyer calling Heard “a compulsive liar” and claiming that Depp was the r
Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated him

Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated him

ROME — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, said the pandemic lockdown made him feel “humiliated and offended” by depriving him of his freedom to come and go as he wanted.
US consumer confidence tumbles in July as COVID-19 spreads

US consumer confidence tumbles in July as COVID-19 spreads

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in July to a reading of 92.6 as coronavirus infections spread in many parts of the country.

Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

WEST ADDISON, Vt. — A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field.