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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among high-profile Latinos participating in Democratic convention

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the progressive first-term lawmaker, is one of several high-profile Latinos slated to participate in the Democratic National Convention next week. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will also have roles in next week’s…MORE

Two police body cameras capture the struggle leading to George Floyd’s death

Two police body cameras capture the struggle leading to George Floyd’s death

Police body camera footage showing Minneapolis police pointing a gun at George Floyd and struggling with him during his fatal arrest was released by the court on Monday. CNN is reviewing the videos. The network was permitted last month to view, but not air, the May 25 footage. Eleven weeks after Floyd’s killing, protesters continue…MORE

Hiker rescued 6,200 feet up mountain after 6 foot boulder rolled onto him

A hiker was seriously injured on Sunday when a large boulder rolled onto him as he descended down a mountain in Washington, according to rescue teams. The man, who wasn’t named by officials, was hiking down the Iron Cap Mountain with a female friend Sunday evening, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.…MORE

‘Saved by the Bell’ trailer goes back to Bayside

‘Saved by the Bell’ trailer goes back to Bayside

Bayside classes are back in session. The new trailer for Peacock’s take on the 1990s teen sitcom “Saved by the Bell” gives viewers a look inside the new Bayside High School, complete with a new crop of students at its center. Opening the trailer, however, are familiar faces Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, who played…MORE

Barry Diller’s IAC rolls dice with $1 billion stake in casino giant MGM

Barry Diller’s IAC rolls dice with $1 billion stake in casino giant MGM

IAC recently spun off its stake in Tinder-owner Match. But the company apparently has its sights set on people taking a different kind of gamble: It has bought a nearly $1 billion stake in MGM Resorts. The stake purchased by IAC, a conglomerate run by media mogul Barry Diller, amounts to about a 12% interest…MORE

Trick-or-treating is in doubt this year, so Halloween candy is coming early

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Halloween candy displays have arrived even earlier this year. The Covid-19 pandemic, and its potential to put a damper on trick-or-treating and spooky fêtes, has candy manufacturers like Hershey hedging their bets for what is typically their biggest season. That includes dressing up fewer treats in Halloween-specific…MORE

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