Liz Truss’s lackluster speech suggests her party has given up the will to live

Birmingham, England CNN  —  The empty chairs all around the hall for Liz Truss’s debut party conference speech as Conservative leader said a lot about the chaotic past four days. The atmosphere of gloom that has shrouded the International Conference Centre in Birmingham since Sunday suggests that the party, in power in various guises since …

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A week after Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion, Nyheim Hines stumbles after hard hit

Last week on “Thursday Night Football,” Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion became huge news. Part of the story was a clip of him, four days before, stumbling and needing to be held up against the Buffalo Bills. That’s why it was scary to see the same thing happen to Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines less than …

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2 Russians who reached Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island were trying to avoid military service, Murkowski’s office says

The village of Gambell is on the western end of St. Lawrence Island. Photographed on April 19, 2017. (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News) Two Russians who said they fled their country to avoid compulsory military service have requested asylum in the U.S. after beaching their boat on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, …

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Odell Beckham Jr.’s recruitment is about to heat up for NFL teams. One already has a significant edge.

For years in the center of the Odell Beckham Jr. universe, Von Miller has been the bellwether. If you wanted to know where Beckham’s head was at when things were falling apart with the New York Giants or never really coming together with the Cleveland Browns, the people in Beckham’s closest circle usually had the …

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Ben Sasse could be UF’s new president. Here are some of his views.

Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse is the University of Florida’s likely next president after the search committee announced on Thursday that it was unanimously recommending him as the sole finalist. The committee touted his experience in higher education — a historian by training, he was formerly the president of Midland University in Nebraska, taught at …

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Climate change made this summer’s drought 20 times more likely, study finds

Rising global temperatures caused by the burning of fossil fuels made this summer’s brutal droughts across the Northern Hemisphere — which dried up rivers, sparked unprecedented wildfires and led to widespread crop failure — 20 times more likely, according to a new study. Climate change is rewriting normal weather patterns in real time, said the …

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Lasher lurks in the first trailer for Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches

Alexandra Daddario in Anne Rice’s Mayfair WitchesScreenshot: YouTube Now that Interview With The Vampire has finally arrived on TV—sucking up a series of passionately positive reviews in the process—AMC’s Anne Rice TV universe is already preparing to expand. (And we’re not just talking about that early renewal for the parent show.) Case in point: The …

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Prisco’s NFL Week 5 picks: Bengals outlast Ravens in high-scoring thriller, Jets upset Tua-less Dolphins

So much for the idea of getting out from under a bad week with a good one. Make it two bad ones in a row. Last week wasn’t quite as bad as the week before, so there is progress. But calling 5-9-2 against the spread progress tells you how awful I was the week before. …

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Russell Wilson struggles, can’t pick up a fourth down in OT and Broncos fall to Colts

With less than three minutes left in overtime, trailing by three points, Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett had a decision to make. He could kick a field goal to tie the game or go for it on fourth-and-1 to try for the win. He has already been ripped up and down for his decisions …

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19-Year-Old Teen Arrested for Using Leaked Optus Breach Data in SMS Scam

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has arrested a 19-year-old teen from Sydney for allegedly attempting to leverage the data leaked following the Optus data breach late last month to extort victims. The suspect is said to have carried out a text message blackmail scam, demanding that the recipients transfer $2,000 to a bank account or …

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Suspected shooter in Dearborn hotel standoff in custody; 1 dead, police say

Dearborn — Police took a suspected gunman into custody Thursday night after a standoff at a hotel in which the suspect allegedly opened fire after a dispute with staff, killing one man, a hotel clerk. The arrest of the 38-year-old suspect came after a nearly seven-hour standoff at the Hampton Inn hotel in downtown Dearborn. …

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VPN use skyrockets in Iran as citizens navigate internet censorship

Iranians protest to demand justice and highlight the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by morality police and subsequently died in hospital in Tehran under suspicious circumstances. Mike Kemp | In Pictures via Getty Images Iranians are turning to virtual private networks to bypass widespread internet disruptions as the government tries to conceal its …

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Kanye West defends ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt on Tucker Carlson

Kanye West on Thursday offered a simple explanation for his “White Lives Matter” t-shirt — saying he wore the controversial attire at a Paris fashion show because “they do.” The 45-year-old rapper doubled down on his decision to wear the shirt in an hour-long sit-down with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, where he also appeared shocked …

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Bey drops visuals, Michaela Coel covers Vogue, and Fashion Week’s finale

This week in Black style: Off-White goes blue, Pharrell gets into the auction game, Black models are celebrated with a new docuseries, and more. October has only just begun, but in the world of fashion, it’s the end of a very full month, one replete with miles of runway, countless parties and street style for …

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Boca Juniors, Gimnasia game abandoned as tear gas hits field, leaving one person dead

Players and coaches cover their faces as tear gas filters onto the field during the match between Boca Juniors and Gimnasia. Getty Images At least one person died after clashes between fans and police forced the Argentine league match between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors to be abandoned Thursday. The match was stopped after nine …

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