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John Havlicek, Celtics legend and eight-time NBA champ, dies at 79

Basketball Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA champion John Havlicek, one of the greatest Boston Celtics players of all time, has died at age 79, the team announced. Havlicek, 16th all-time on the NBA scoring list, was voted in 1996 to the league’s honor roll of top 50 players in the first 50 years of…MORE

‘Gotham’ finale leaps into the Dark Knight

The following contains spoilers about the “Gotham” series finale. “Gotham” was created with a Batman-shaped donut hole at its center — a Fox drama constructed around the city Bruce Wayne calls home, only years before he became the Dark Knight. So there was something intriguing but forced about the April 25 series finale, which jumped…MORE

Taylor Swift releases her new song ‘ME!’

We finally know Taylor Swift‘s big surprise. Swifties can now stream the pop star’s new single “ME!”, which became available after midnight early Friday morning. For almost two weeks, Swift has been posting a new clue on her Instagram account every day with the caption: “4.26.” She even launched a countdown clock across her platforms…MORE

Trump’s acting defense secretary called F-35 fighter jet program ‘f—-d up’

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told investigators from the Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General that he called the F-35 fighter jet program “f—-d up,” but made clear that he wasn’t referring to the aircraft itself, which he said was “awesome,” according to a Department of Defense report released Thursday. Shanahan’s comments were detailed…MORE

Measles quarantine issued at two California universities

A measles quarantine was ordered Thursday at two public universities in Los Angeles in an effort to try to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease. The order was issued at UCLA and Cal State LA for students and staff exposed to a confirmed case of measles and who cannot prove they have been…MORE

Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s Title X abortion ‘gag rule’

A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s abortion clinic referral restriction, according to a news release by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The revised regulations to the Title X family planning program prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from talking about abortion with patients or referring…MORE

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin found guilty after fooling banks and New York’s elite

A woman was found guilty of stealing more than $200,000 from banks and friends while posing as a German heiress and scamming her way into New York society, the Manhattan District Attorney said. Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, was convicted Thursday of attempted grand larceny, three grand larceny counts and a misdemeanor charge…MORE

Connolly threatens to jail Trump officials who won’t comply with subpoenas

Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly on Thursday threatened jail time for White House officials who are declining to comply with congressional committees’ efforts to conduct oversight of President Donald Trump’s administration. Three officials have refused to comply with congressional requests to testify at the administration’s urging, ratcheting up the long-brewing battle with House Democrats ready and…MORE

DHS request for more troops at the border is sent to the Pentagon

The new Department of Homeland Security Request for Assistance for additional US troops and other logistical support on the southern border has been sent to the Pentagon but has yet to be signed by acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, according to two US defense officials. The request arrived late Wednesday and is being reviewed.…MORE

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