Britney Griner opens up about Russian detainment
The WNBA star got emotional during a news conference about how she got through the ordeal behind Russian bars.
The WNBA star got emotional during a news conference about how she got through the ordeal behind Russian bars.
Two people have been shot, one fatally, at a Maryland cemetery during the burial of a 10-year-old girl who fell victim to gun violence last month, according to police. It appears Tuesday afternoon's shooting at Washington National Cemetery in Prince George's County, just outside of Washington, D.C., stemmed from a "dispute totally unrelated to what was going on with the funeral," Prince George's County police Maj. David Blazer said at a news conference.
"Grey's Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl are reflecting on their "Grey's Anatomy" days together. The actresses, who played Meredith Grey and Izzie Stevens, respectively, recently took part in Variety's "Actors on Actors" series and reminisced about working on the landmark prime-time medical drama, having been part of the cast when it premiered in 2005. Pompeo's and Heigl's characters were two of the surgical interns -- alongside Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, T.R. Knight as George O'Malley and Justin Chambers as Alex Karev -- who were at the center of the show, which has now aired for more than 400 episodes.
Wildfires burning in Canada are continuing to create poor air quality conditions in the U.S. as the smoke makes its way south. Hazy skies, low visibility and poor air quality will be present in most of the Northeast and the Midwest and even as far south as the Carolinas. Air quality alerts have been issued in 17 states and in cities such as Baltimore, Boston, Minneapolis, Raleigh and St. Louis.
Branneisha Cooper of Texas said she was diagnosed during her senior year of high school with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a reproductive hormone imbalance that can cause problems with the menstrual cycle and lead to the formation of multiple ovarian cysts and infertility, according to the U.S. Office on Women's Health. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but people with this condition have higher levels of androgens, such as testosterone, and insulin that can lead to insulin resistance which is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Cooper, now 26, said she suffered for over a decade with irregular menstrual cycles, hormonal imbalances and weight gain.
Unlawful entries along the southern border have decreased 70% from their record highs since the end of Title 42 on May 11, according the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has averaged 3,400 encounters in between ports of entry per day and fewer than 300 non-CBP One Office of Field Operations (OFO) encounters at ports of entry per day, for a total of approximately 3,700 unscheduled encounters per day, according to statistics released by DHS Tuesday morning. From May 12 to June 2, DHS repatriated over 38,400 noncitizens under Title 8 authorities, including single adults and families, to more than 80 countries.
Drew Barrymore is clarifying some recent comments she made about her mom, which the "Charlie's Angels" actress said were misconstrued in news coverage. The talk show host, 48, took to Instagram on Monday to share a video setting the record straight after some media outlets took her quotes in her recent Vulture interview to indicate that she wished her mother Jaid Barrymore was dead. "I have been vulnerable and tried to figure out a very difficult, painful relationship while admitting it is difficult to do while a parent is alive and that, for those of us who have to figure that out in real time, [we] cannot wait -- as in, they cannot wait for the time, not that the parent is dead," Barrymore continued.
One of the latest trends is berberine, a bitter-tasting quaternary ammonia compound found in many botanical products, including goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape. Indeed, many on social media are calling berberine supplements "nature's Ozempic," in a comparison to the highly popular prescription drug semaglutide (also known as Wegovy and Rybelsus), used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and obesity. MedPage Today spoke with Jamie Kane, M.D., director of Northwell Health's Center for Weight Management and chief of the section of obesity medicine at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Long Island, New York, to find out whether berberine's wholesome roots really make it the ideal candidate for shedding pounds safely.
Prince Harry took to the witness stand in a U.K. courtroom on Tuesday, becoming the first British royal to do so in more than a century. The Duke of Sussex was grilled by the defense team in his lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Daily Mirror. Harry and 100 other celebrities, including the estate of the late George Michael, are suing Mirror Group Newspapers for alleged misuse of private information between 1991 and 2011, including phone hacking and intercepting voicemails.
A section of a strategically vital Ukrainian dam and hydroelectric powerplant under Russian control has been blown up. Ukraine and Russia are blaming each other for the breach. The Nova Kakhovka dam, which was built in 1956 and traverses the enormous Dnipro River in southern Ukraine, suffered an explosion overnight at approximately 2 a.m. local time as a deluge of water could be seen bursting through the dam that had previously held back more than 18 cubic kilometers of water -- comparable to the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
The PGA Tour has announced it will be merging operations under a single owner with its rival, the Saudi-backed LIV Golf, as well as the DP World Tour, formerly known as the European Tour. "After two years of disruption and distraction, this is a historic day for the game we all know and love," PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement. The controversial Saudi Public Investment Fund will make an investment into the new merged company "to facilitate its growth and success."
Marvel Studios is giving fans a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the upcoming fourth Captain America film and revealing its new title. The movie, directed by Julius Onah, will now be called "Captain America: Brave New World." A snap from the set of the film, formerly subtitled "New World Order," shows Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, having taken up the Captain America mantle at the end of "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier," sharing a laugh with movie icon and MCU newbie Harrison Ford.
A wealthy man in Finland has been handed a whopping €121,000 fine ($129,544) for speeding. Speaking to local media, Wiklöf said that he was aware he was over the speed limit which changed “suddenly” and was attempting to slow down, but did not manage to slow down fast enough. Under Finland’s “Day-Fine” system, an individual's income is a key determinant in the size of the fine they are subsequently issued with by law enforcement.
Actor Elliot Page's rise to fame was meteoric -- and complicated. In 2007, Page starred in the leading role of an indie film called "Juno." The film went on to earn four Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actress for Page, ultimately winning the Academy Award for best original screenplay.
The Atlanta City Council on Tuesday approved funding for the construction of a proposed police and firefighter training facility that has struck controversy in Georgia's capital. The council members voted 11-4 to approve $31 million in public funds for the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, as well as a provision that requires the city to pay $36 million -- $1.2 million a year over 30 years -- for using the facility, according to The Associated Press. Prior to the highly anticipated vote, hundreds of residents and activists packed into Atlanta City Hall and spoke before the council for roughly 14 hours.
Former President Trump on Monday opposed an attempt by his former fixer Michael Cohen to dismiss a lawsuit that accused Cohen of breaching his fiduciary duty to Trump "by spreading falsehoods" about his ex-boss. "Despite Cohen's arguments to the contrary, the Complaint alleges that Cohen was conferred substantial benefits during his representation of the Plaintiff and utilized such benefits for purposes of obtaining selfish, financial profit at the expense of Plaintiff," Trump's attorney Alejandro Britto said in a statement. Trump accused Cohen of "egregious breaches of fiduciary duty and contract" in connection with the publication of books and the production of a podcast that "are intended to be embarrassing or detrimental" to Trump.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Monday he will initiate contempt of Congress hearings this week over FBI Director Chris Wray's refusal to physically turn over a document that Republicans believe is related to President Joe Biden. Comer's announcement followed a briefing by FBI officials in which the Kentucky Republican and the Oversight Committee's ranking Democrat, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, reviewed a document the House GOP thinks is linked to an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden -- a suspicion the White House has dismissed.
Tricia Bryan, 34, of Conyers, Georgia, has struggled with her weight her entire life, but when she was pregnant with her son, now 2, she gained around 100 pounds. Because she was a high-risk pregnancy, Bryan said she was induced at 39 weeks and gave birth to her son via an emergency C-section. Around one week after delivery, when Bryan was home with her son recovering, she developed a severe pain in her abdomen.
Deja Taylor was accused on Monday of unlawful use of marijuana in possession of a handgun and making a false statement about her drug use during the purchase of the firearm, both of which are felonies, federal prosecutors said. Taylor's attorney, James Ellenson, told ABC News later Monday that she will enter a guilty plea within days. Zwerner, 25, sustained a gunshot wound through her hand and into her chest on Jan. 6 when the student brought a gun into her classroom at Richneck and intentionally shot and wounded her, police have said.
The devastating wildfire emergency continues across a large swath of Canada, with numerous large fires burning out of control, from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador as of Monday afternoon. The smoke is sweeping south across parts of the Midwest, including the Ohio River Valley, and will spread to much of the Northeast over the next 24 hours, peaking on Tuesday and forecast to disperse on Wednesday, according to meteorologists. Air quality alerts are in effect from Minnesota to Vermont, including cities such as Minneapolis, Chicago and Burlington, Vermont.
A decade after the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactic was deemed unconstitutional, the police are still unlawfully stopping and searching many people, particularly men of color, according to a new report issued Monday by a court-appointed monitor. The monitor, Mylan Denerstein, faulted certain units of the NYPD’s Neighborhood Safety Teams (NST), which are meant to combat gun violence in high-crime areas. New York City Mayor Eric Adams revived NSTs after he took office.