China fines former NBA star Jeremy Lin over quarantine comments

BEIJING — Former NBA star Jeremy Lin, who plays for a Chinese team, was fined $1,400 for “inappropriate remarks” on social media about quarantine facilities ahead of a game, China’s professional league announced Friday, as the government tries to stop protests against anti- virus controls that are among the world’s most stringent. Also Friday, more … Read more

William and Kate Boston trip – live: Latest royal news as Meghan and Harry Netflix trailer drops

William and Kate visit Boston Harbor Defenses Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Prince William and Kate are set to present awards at the annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony … Read more

Germany’s World Cup failure: ‘It’s not just bad luck, it’s inability’

You can slice and dice this nightmare a thousand ways, smother it in narrative, toss in a few dollops of socio-political allegories and hunt for a couple of details that really spoil the taste — it was the remote base camp at the northern end of Qatar that lost it, or the unworn armband or … Read more

Ukraine has wrecked Russia’s invasion plans, and these game-changing weapons have helped them do it

A Ukrainian serviceman fires an NLAW anti-tank weapon during an exercise in the Joint Forces Operation, in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on Feb. 15, 2022.AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File Western countries have sent Ukraine a variety of weapons to help it fend off Russia’s invasion. At various stages of the war, certain systems have proven … Read more

Emancipation Review: Will Smith’s Slave Epic Is a B Movie at Heart

“The Slap” forced Antoine Fuqua’s film into the Oscar spotlight, but this violent slavery thriller was not built for the burden of such expectations. An over-inflated B movie with little gold delusions of grandeur, Antoine Fuqua’s thoroughly Oscar-pilled “Emancipation” is the kind of immaculate misfire that could only happen because Hollywood is spinning off its … Read more

Mickey Joseph punched and choked his wife during an argument over infidelity

Former Nebraska interim football coach Mickey Joseph pushed, punched and choked his wife and pulled her hair during an argument the couple had over infidelity, Lincoln police allege in a court document filed Thursday. Lancaster County prosecutors charged Joseph, 54, with one felony count of assault by strangulation or suffocation, which is punishable by up … Read more

Iranian man said killed by security forces while celebrating World Cup loss to US

A man was killed Tuesday night by Iranian security forces while celebrating the Islamic Republic’s defeat to the United States at the World Cup, according to a rights group. The national soccer team’s loss was cause for either sadness or exuberant joy for Iranians, depending on where they stand on a two-month-old protest movement. Caught … Read more