My daughter received FOUR $1,200 stimulus payments: One check and three direct deposits — she spent the check
My daughter had already received and spent her stimulus money. This morning, she received an email from her bank; three more $1,200 deposits were made. I thought I'd heard all the bizarre stories about stimulus checks, but your letter proved me wrong.
- EntertainmentThe Telegraph
Is anybody bothered about The Ickabog? There was a time when the surprise announcement of a new JK Rowling book for kids would have had Potterheads across the globe raising their Butterbeer in delight. What, then, to make of the comparatively muted response to news of a new Rowling yarn – a “political fairytale” about a monster called the Ickabog which is “said to eat children”. Rowling has already made the first two chapters available for free online. She will add further excerpts ahead of a print version in November. It’s her first non-adult book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. And if aimed at a slightly younger age-group than Potter – aged seven to nine is Rowling’s recommendation – it nonetheless marks the return to active service of a titan of children’s literature. By rights, the Potter-verse should be in a tizzy. Rowling’s news that she was dusting down the story, originally written for her own children over a decade ago, has certainly generated headlines. However, there is little of the mass swooning that greeted each new Potter novel through the early 2000s. Whatever the virtual equivalent of queuing all day for a midnight book launch is, it certainly hasn’t manifested for The Ickabog.
“I am sorry you got lost and I couldn't find you," wrote a friend mourning Jeremy Worthy
- PoliticsNBC News
As Trump rails against mail-in voting, his campaign tries to make it easier for Pennsylvania supporters
"We have an obligation to our voters to inform them of what the law is in their state and what their options are," the campaign said.
- BusinessLos Angeles Times Opinion
Mitch McConnell is holding stimulus legislation hostage to keep businesses from paying for potentially culpable conduct during the pandemic.
- U.S.The Daily Beast
Fox News host Tucker Carlson condemned the protests that have broken out in Minneapolis following the killing of George Floyd by police, claiming on Wednesday night that they are a “form of tyranny” and “oppression.”With demonstrations growing violent and chaotic as protesters have clashed with riot gear-clad police—who have cracked down on the protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets—Carlson devoted most of his attention to the actions of the demonstrators, who are protesting the death of a black man who was pinned down by a cop.“So we know that George Floyd died in police custody, and when an investigation is done we will do a lot more,” the conservative primetime host declared “It’s possible that at least one police officer will be charged in the case. So as of tonight, those are the facts. Here’s another fact: What happened last night in Minneapolis was not a political protest—it was a riot.”Showing footage of demonstrators breaking windows and cursing, Carlson told his viewers that this is “what rioting looks like,” insisting he wasn’t trying to defend the behavior of the police officers involved in Floyd’s death.“We are defending society itself,” he said. “Rioting is one thing you don’t want. Ugly opinions, police brutality, officious birdwatchers, rude entitled ladies walking their dogs in big city parks—all of that is bad, but none of it is nearly as bad as what you just saw.”“The indiscriminate use of violence by mobs is a threat to every American of all colors and backgrounds and political beliefs,” Carlson continued. “Democracy cannot exist when people are rioting. Rioting is a form of tyranny. The strong and the violent oppress the weak and the unarmed. It is oppression.”The Fox News host went on to accuse CNN and other media outlets of trying to fan racial flames, complaining that CNN labeled the demonstrators as “protesters” rather than “rioters.”While Carlson said that these recent demonstrations against police brutality are riots and not political protests, the Fox News host—who said last summer that white supremacy is a “hoax”—was singing a different tune during the anti-lockdown protests staged by armed, largely white, right-wingers storming the Michigan capitol.“This is America,” Carlson said at the time. “We’re allowed to disagree with what our leaders do however we like, and we’re allowed to express that disagreement in public.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
- CelebrityGood Morning America
All her life, 27-year-old Kiah Twisselman believed she just had "bad genetics," which prevented her from losing weight. "I just started showing up and doing it," Twisselman wrote in an Instagram post. In the new issue of People Magazine out this week, Twisselman's incredible weight loss journey -- along with that of several others -- is highlighted.