Busch gets antsy for contract resolution with Gibbs, Toyota
Kyle Busch pulled a yellow M&M’s polo over another shirt before he walked onto the stage to celebrate o ne more victory as a team owner in the NASCAR Truck Series. Busch is down to his final months wearing the M&M’s gear until the shirt gets tossed aside like an old Snickers wrapper. The wait for a new deal with Joe Gibbs Racing dragged on into Pocono Raceway with the two-time Cup champion seemingly no closer to a contract resolution.news.yahoo.com
Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Rittenhouse
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced a bill on Tuesday to award Kyle Rittenhouse the Congressional Gold Medal for "protecting the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020."The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can award an individual or institution. It is highly unlikely the bill will go anywhere in the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, and it has no co-...news.yahoo.com
Battle of Kyle Rittenhouse bail refund likely next
With the ink barely dry on his acquittals, Kyle Rittenhouse is expected to face another legal battle soon over the $2 million bail posted after his arrest. The Fightback Foundation — an organization run by right-wing lawyer Lin Wood — filed a motion shortly after the verdict Friday asking that the money be refunded to that group. The seven-figure amount, however, was posted by Rittenhouse’s ...news.yahoo.com
Desheena Kyle, a 26-year-old Tennessee woman who'd been missing for three months, has been found dead. Police say her boyfriend is a person of interest in the case.
Desheena Kyle was reported missing by her grandmother on June 28, and Knoxville, Tennessee police later named her boyfriend as a person of interest.news.yahoo.com
Dapper Labs, creators of NBA Top Shot, get $305M in funding
Canadian blockchain technology company Dapper Labs has secured $305 million in private funding, some of it from current and former NBA players, including Jordan, to scale up its virtual NBA trading card site, the company said Tuesday, March 30, 2021. – Canadian blockchain technology company Dapper Labs has secured $305 million in private funding — some of it from current and former NBA players, including Michael Jordan — to scale up its virtual NBA trading card site, the company said Tuesday. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Dapper says NBA Top Shot has rung up $500 million in sales and registered more than 800,000 accounts since its public beta testing phase began in October. Besides the NBA, Dapper partners include Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, and UFC. Current players listed as investors in Dapper include Kevin Durant, Kyle Lowry, Spencer Dinwiddie and Klay Thompson.
New this week: Godzilla vs Kong, 'Concrete Cowboy' & Mahalia
This combination photo shows poster art for the film "Godzilla vs Kong," premiering on HBO Max on March 31, left, "Concrete Cowboy," premiering April 2 on Netflix and "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia," premiering April 3 on Lifetime. (HBO Max/Netflix/Lifetime via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Two of cinema’s most famous giants are headed for an old-fashioned big budget clash in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” available on HBO Max for 31 days starting Friday. After a pandemic-induced blockbuster drought, Henry told the AP that the film will be a welcome change of pace. Ad— Legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson gets overdue biopic attention in a Lifetime film debuting Saturday.
Kyle Rittenhouse cried, vomited and worried about social media as he told Antioch cops, ‘I shot two white kids’
“When they spoke the conversation turned into the family discussing the negative comments about Kyle on social media, which caused Kyle to become upset,” Nemec wrote. “I requested Kyle to stop speaking with his sisters and (friend) as this was causing him to become upset and again made him cry. Kyle continued to talk about him being on social media and then briefly showed me from his phone a picture of him with the AR-rifle at the Kenosha riots from earlier in the evening."chicagotribune.com
Robert Redford's son, James, dies of liver cancer at 58
LOS ANGELES – James Redford, a filmmaker, activist and son of actor Robert Redford, has died. Kyle said her husband’s liver disease returned two years ago and the cancer was discovered in November last year while he waited on a liver transplant. “We’re heartbroken,” his wife wrote about her husband, who was called Jamie. He expressed gratitude for a liver transplant that saved his life in an HBO documentary “The Kindness of Strangers” in 1999. He also established the James Redford Institute in 1995 for Transplant Awareness to raise money and distribute tools to increase awareness about the shortage of organ donors.
Teen accused of killing 2 thrust into debate over protests
By the end of the night, prosecutors say, Rittenhouse had killed two people and severely wounded a third. To some, Rittenhouse is a domestic terrorist whose very presence with a rifle incited the protesters. The commander of the force said Friday over 1,000 guard members had been deployed, and more were on the way. In the scuffle, lasting just seconds, Rittenhouse shoots a third person armed with a handgun, according to the complaint. He later turned himself in in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois, according to Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis.
Beyond The Forecast: Tropics heating up as peak of hurricane season approaches
In case you missed it, Tropical Storms Josephine and Kyle fell apart over the weekend. That means we dont currently have any named storms in the Atlantic basin, but that could change very soon as we enter the peak of hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center has its eye on two tropical waves that have medium chances for development over the next five days. Switching gears to your local forecast, were starting the new work week with highs in the 80s and reduced humidity. Here are a few links from the past week to check out:If you prefer your weather information delivered by social media, you can follow Your Local Weather Authority on Facebook and Twitter.
Tropical Storm Kyle Forms Over The Northwest Atlantic
Location 185 miles SE of Atlantic City New Jersey Wind 40 mph Heading ENE at 17 mph Pressure 29.77 Coordinates 71.7W, 37.7NDiscussionAt 500 p.m. EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Kyle was located near latitude 37.7 north, longitude 71.7 west. Kyle is moving toward the east-northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h). A continued east-northeastward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Kyle is forecast to become post-tropical by late Sunday or early Monday.
’We’re going to fight for justice’: Family of Campbell County woman killed in Baltimore react to her death
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – A Campbell County woman is dead after a weekend of gun violence in Baltimore. “I still can’t comprehend it,” said Darrell Francis Jr. when asked about his reaction to learning that his cousin, 35-year-old Shana Lloyd, was shot and killed in Baltimore on Saturday. According to Baltimore police, Lloyd and a man were found at about 2 a.m. Saturday after being shot. “I cried,” said 16-year-old Kyle Lloyd. “She was a wonderful mother, wonderful friend, wonderful aunt, wonderful granddaughter,” said Klein.
Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass
However, none of the four major North American sports leagues the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball were among the businesses that applied, according to the data. The data showed businesses that applied for and received loans, though some may not ultimately have taken the funds. An AP survey completed in May found 32 U.S. Olympic sports organizations about 70% of all federations had applied for PPP loans. With their seasons shut down, more than a dozen minor league baseball teams turned up on the PPP rolls. The Big South Conference, Conference USA, Southland Conference and Big Sky Conference all listed less than two dozen full-time employees, according to the data.
Alaska is reeling from budget cuts, even as governor wants to pay each resident $3,000
For the hundreds of salmon fishing crews plying Bristol Bay during this summers sockeye season, public radio station KDLG is essential listening. Mike Dunleavy has cut $444 million from the $8.3-billion state operating budget that took effect July 1. But the budget cuts have thrown Alaska into turmoil. Alaskas state university system is reeling from a 41% budget cut, which prompted Moodys Wednesday to downgrade its credit rating. That raised hopes that the two sides would negotiate to reduce the oil payout slightly and undo some of the cuts.latimes.com