Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. . Leaders of the Jewish community in the US and extremism experts … Read more

Trump probe: Court halts Mar-a-Lago special master review

Former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club is seen in the aerial view in Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 31. A unanimous federal appeals court on Thursday ended an independent review of documents seized from Trump’s Florida estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government information. … Read more

Pick Six Previews: Utah’s improved defense to lift team to Pac-12 title over USC

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — When Utah walked off the field at Autzen Stadium after the loss to Oregon, their path to the Pac-12 championship game seemed virtually impossible. It was Utah’s second conference loss in a crowd of one- and two-loss teams, including Oregon, who now holds the head-to-head tiebreaker. … Read more

The mind behind the Rubik’s Cube celebrates a lasting puzzle

Professor Ernő Rubik, inventor of Rubik’s Cube, is photographed in New York on Sept. 18, 2018. Rubik has seen his color-matching puzzle go from a classroom teaching tool in Cold War-era Hungary to a worldwide phenomenon with over 450 million cubes sold and a mini-empire of related toys. (Richard Drew, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: … Read more

Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

GAFFNEY, SC (AP) – Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball and telling stories about the pitch, died Thursday. He was 84. Perry died at his home in Gaffney at about 5 am Thursday, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. He did not provide additional … Read more

Potential Odell Beckham-Giants reunion shows they’ve changed

Odell Beckham Jr. will walk through the halls of the Quest Diagnostics Training Center inside 1925 Giants Drive in the next 24 hours or so. Tom Coughlin won’t be there to greet him, or to take him to dinner. Neither will Ben McAdoo. Neither will Pat Shurmur. Neither will Eli Manning. And please forgive Beckham … Read more

World Cup 2022: A brief history of US-Iran relations Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Washington, DC – An Arabic saying goes, “Politics has never touched anything that it did not spoil.” But it has been almost impossible to keep politics out of football ahead of a critical showdown between Iran and the United States at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday. With qualification to the knockout stage … Read more

Iranians face retribution after World Cup loss against USA: experts

Iran’s national soccer team faces retribution in the Islamic Republic after coming up short in Tuesday’s showdown against the United States, experts told The Post. Mike Baker, a former CIA covert operations officer, said the Iranian players are stuck in an “untenable position” after their much-hyped match against the United States, which defeated Iran 1-0 … Read more

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

DOHA, Qatar (AP) – The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. This time, the political overtones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more fraught as the US and Iran face off once again on … Read more

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after mainland rallies and calls for Xi to resign

Chinese policemen form a line to stop protesters marching in Beijing on Sunday. Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday. (Ng Han Guan, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes HONG KONG – Students … Read more