Tuesday, June 15, 2021

US surpasses 600,000 deaths from the coronavirus; California reopens: Latest COVID-19 updates

The U.S. surpassed 600,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, a stark reminder of the pandemic's enduring toll even as the nation continues to take steps...

Democrats prepared to move forward alone while moving ahead with 'two-track' infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON – The White House and congressional Democrats are preparing to go it alone on a massive infrastructure package, saying they'll know by next week whether...

Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights canceled as issues continue Tuesday

Southwest Airlines continued to experience complications on Tuesday, with "intermittent performance issues" resulting in the proactive cancellation of about 500 flights.The Tuesday cancellations followed technical...

Royal Caribbean cruise ship launch, sailings postponed after crew members test positive for COVID-19

Royal Caribbean International is postponing the inaugural sailings of its newest cruise ship after eight crew members received positive COVID-19 test results during routine testing.The Odyssey...

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Nvidia Plans New Chip to Compete With Intel

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Snap, Pinterest Battle for Investors' Likes

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2034, Part V: Sailing Into Darkness

“Somewhere in that black hole was the Zheng He and the rest of the Chinese fleet. And she would be expected to find and...

Chair Simulator Is a Game About … Sitting

The free PC game is pointless. That's why it's so absurdly fun.Over the weekend, I finished my first desktop gaming PC build, complete with...

The Political Advertising Black Box Must Be Destroyed

Federal law allowed Both the Trump and Biden campaigns to hide where their ad spending went. Either Congress or the FEC needs to close...

Pinterest's Use of AI Drives Growth

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Did This Scorching-Hot Planet Lose—and Regain—an Atmosphere?

A veritable hellscape of an exoplanet is challenging researchers’ assumptions about what types of worlds host atmospheres.About 40 light-years outside our solar system is...

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Southern Baptists elect new president, bucking effort to push denomination to the right

NASHVILLE — Thousands of Southern Baptists elected Alabama pastor Ed Litton — the only candidate some say can prevent more departures of minority pastors and churches from denomination — to...

Israeli aircraft carry out airstrikes at militant sites in Gaza, first since last month's cease-fire

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft on Wednesday carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in Gaza, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire...

Could a fireworks shortage affect July 4th celebrations? Phantom Fireworks urges customers to shop early

Another possible shortage might mean the sky isn't as bright this Independence Day.Weeks ahead of July 4th festivities, Phantom Fireworks, the nation's largest consumer-based retail fireworks...

Nikola Jokić, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry lead All-NBA first-team picks; LeBron James makes 17th appearance

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry were the leading vote getters of the All-NBA...

'You do not want to ignore the potential for harm': Heat wave smashes records in the West, fuels dangerous wildfires

A 100-year record broken in Montana. The hottest temperature in a Utah city in 147 years. Dozens of daily records smashed throughout many states.And...

Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday to recognize June 19, or "Juneteenth," as an official holiday. It passed with unanimous consent without...
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Entertainment

Aaron Carter Says He ‘Fought Like a Lion’ Against Lamar Odom in Celebrity Boxing Match

The 6-foot-10 Odom, 41, knocked out Carter, who is 10 inches shorter, in the first round of the fight,...

Joe Lara, ‘Tarzan: The Epic Adventures’ Star, Dies in Plane Crash at 58

Joe Lara, the star of 1996’s “Tarzan: The Epic Adventures,” died Saturday when a small plane crashed into a...

Idris and Sabrina Elba Launch ‘Coupledom’ Podcast, Guests Include Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian West

“Luther” actor Idris Elba and Sabrina Elba have launched Audible original podcast “Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba.” The...

Chris Young Leads California’s First Post-COVID Festival With Boots In The Park

Activated Events is launching the first live festival-style shows this weekend following California’s reopening with their Boots In The Park series....

The Weeknd Wins 10 Billboard Music Awards; Pop Smoke’s Mother and Drake Offer Emotional Moments

The Weeknd won a leading 10 awards at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, including the climactic top artist trophy...
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Culture

Life on the other side: meet five people who’ve had an extreme change of heart

‘The other women in my prison had real problems. I listened’: Janice Nix, 62, LondonMy life as a criminal wasn’t glamorous. People think of...

Blind date: ‘She said I could be Justin Trudeau’s younger brother’

Luca on CharlieWhat were you hoping for?I moved to London during lockdown so was looking to meet new people and have a fun night...

Glimmers of hope: the mood at Luton airport as England restarts foreign travel

Luton airport at 6am on the day that foreign holiday travel begins again. The halls are quiet. Many shops are shuttered. At the easyJet...
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On the Eastside

Bosa Development’s 21-Story Residential Tower on 105th Ave Receives Design Approval

Photo Credit: Amanat Architect Bosa Development’s plans for a 21-story tower in Downtown Bellevue have received design approval. The address is 205 105th Avenue...

Challenger Sarah Smith advances to November election to face fellow Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith

Democratic challenger Sarah Smith surged past Republican Doug Basler in new vote counts Friday, setting up a contest with longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam...

Sip & Savor: Visit Food Fests, New Lounges, and a St. Patrick Paint Day

Taste Washington Each week, Taste Washington features new restaurants and wineries throughout Washington. Check out their promotions, coupons, prizes, and shipping deals. Order curbside...

Central Bar + Restaurant Celebrates a “Romantic Night In” for Valentine’s Day with Special Dinner To-Go

Surf & Turf, Photo Credit: Central Bar + Restaurant Enjoy an intimate evening at home with your special person this Valentine’s Day as Central...

News Magazine Show Takes a Look Back at the “State of the City” this Past Year in Bellevue

Lake to Lake, produced by Bellevue Television and available on Cable Channel 21, recently discussed this past year’s challenges and triumphs. According to...

Rep. Adam Smith may face Democratic challenger Sarah Smith this fall in 9th Congressional District

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Bellevue, might face a challenge from the left this fall, as Democratic candidate Sarah Smith pushed into second place in the...

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Portland Kids Weekend Events: Apr. 23-25

Splash, roll and craft your way into the weekend! From pools reopening to pop-up roller skating opportunities to glass-crafting events, there’s so much for your family to do. Grab your calendar’s and get your pens ready. Read on to...

Next-Level Fast Food Joints the Whole Family Will Love

When the burger and chicken sandwich cravings hit, you’ll want this list at the ready. Go beyond the usual drive-through options and get your...

8 Easy Ways to Make Your Halloween Plastic-Free

Halloween celebrations during the pandemic will look different this year (who knew masks would become a new everyday fashion?) but there are still plenty of...

Costco’s Shamrock Ravioli Is Back for St. Patrick’s Day

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day foods, ravioli probably isn’t the first one that comes to mind. But at Costco, you can get...

17 Candy-Free Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Easter Basket

Hop to it and fill up your baby’s Easter basket with these 17 gift ideas. From soft outfits and books to sweet stuffies and...

Seattle News

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Itty Bitty Titty Committee Is Unstreamable

The 2000s were quite a time! Courtesy of Power Up FilmsUnstreamable is a weekly column that finds films and TV shows you can't watch on major streaming services in the United States.* Nice! COURTESY OF POWER UP FILMSLet me start this blurb by saying that I would've been...

CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle High School Class of 2018 graduates

The field lights were on, the caps were up, and West Seattle High School‘s Class of 2018 graduates were off to their respective futures...

Sundance Review: Questlove's “Black Woodstock” Doc Is Pure Gold

Sly in Harlem is no longer stuck in the basement... Summer of Soul Some footage is found in a basement. This footage contains...

Chamber welcomes nine new board members | Bellevue Reporter

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce also elected a new chair— Michael Nassirian

The Right Will Say “Seattle Is Dying” Again When the City Refuses to Recriminalize Simple Drug Possession

As Rich Smith pointed out, Washington state decided to take a step backward over the weekend when its Legislature passed a law that would...

Slog PM: Bezos Gets Down with Corporate Tax Hikes, Caitlyn Jenner Considering CA Governor Run, Have You Seen Shiva Baby?

How much do you wanna bet this iguana paid more in corporate taxes last year than Amazon? EMILY DRISCOLLAs Rich mentioned in Slog AM:...

Bring Your Mom to MoM This Weekend

In my very suburban childhood, I distinctly remember my mom letting me and my siblings rip and run through Redmond Town Center or...

Slog AM: Republicans Boo Notorious Communist Mitt Romney, West Seattle's Losing a Giant Parking Lot, the Mountlake Terrace Crow Killer Has Been Caught

Get a load of this pinko. bywriter/getty imagesMitt Romney gets a warm welcome. Or at least, as warm as he could possibly hope...

Slog AM: Justice for Andrew Brown, New Outdoor Mask Guidance Coming Today, Dumbos Beef with Epicurious

Biden will likely relax outdoor mask mandates today. MLADENBALINOVAC/GETTYIMAGES.COMSeattle is dying: For an entire year Seattle's hot-hot housing market took second place only...

Tuca & Bertie Returns for More Wild and Relatable Content in Season Two

ADULT SWIMWell ladies, our collective outrage/complaining/petitioning has finally paid off: After Netflix announced it was cancelling Tuca & Bertie in July 2019, a...

New Savage Lovecast: Here Comes Randy Rainbow!

A gay man has started seeing a new guy. But the lad said he wanted to wait until marriage to have...

Get to Know This Year's HUMP Creators

You'll have to watch HUMP 2021 to find out where that corn is going, but you can catch some of our HUMP creators year-round...

Can Jaron Brown be the one to fill Paul Richardson’s role?

Both in the lead up to the 2018 NFL Draft and in evaluating the Seattle Seahawks’ roster since, I’ve continuously stressed the team’s need...
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US News

Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert accused of doping after horse tests positive for betamethasone

­­Trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone after winning the Kentucky Derby on May 1 at Churchill Downs, a...

Secret history: the warrior women who fought their enslavers

Growing up in New York in the 1970s Rebecca Hall craved heroes she could relate to – powerful women who could take care of...

Their dog went missing in 2020. A year later, they discovered it was given to a new family.

It wasn’t the ideal start to 2020 for Savannah Marino. Shortly after the new year began, she and her family returned from their grandmother’s...

Downsized Kentucky Derby brings a sense of normalcy back to Louisville

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Health

Biden: All U.S. adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on April 19

WASHINGTON — In what has become something of a pattern, President Biden announced Tuesday that he has surpassed his own relatively modest pandemic-related promise,...

N.Y. assemblyman: Lawmakers are 'inching toward' Cuomo impeachment probe

A Democratic New York state lawmaker who accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of threatening him over his criticism...

Amid COVID surge, experts look for ways to stretch vaccine supplies: The case for postponing the second shot

America's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going a lot slower than expected — so slow, in fact, that leading scientists...