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Thom Brennaman resigns from Cincinnati Reds after uttering anti-gay slur

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned, according to CNN affiliate WCPO. He had been suspended by the team after he uttered an anti-gay slur on air last month. “My family and I have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds,” Brennaman said…

New Orleans restaurants can now serve alcoholic beverages as to-go drinks

New Orleans restaurants can now serve alcoholic beverages as to-go drinks

While bars remain closed, restaurants in New Orleans can now serve to-go alcoholic drinks, easing the Covid-19 restrictions. The announcement came Friday from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who ordered that the drinks could be served through take-out, curbside and drive-thru until 11 p.m. Though the rest of Louisiana has eased into Phase 3 reopening,…

A homeless Black man was fatally shot by a California deputy during a struggle

A homeless Black man was fatally shot by a California deputy during a struggle

Protests broke out in San Clemente, California, on Thursday, a day after a homeless Black man was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy after the man grabbed a deputy’s gun during a struggle, authorities said. Kurt Reinhold, 42, died Wednesday after two deputies from the sheriff department’s Homeless Outreach Team encountered him about…

Charles Barkley is taking heat for his Breonna Taylor comments

Charles Barkley is taking heat for his Breonna Taylor comments

Basketball legend and NBA analyst Charles Barkley is taking some heat following his comments on the grand jury’s decision on charges in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. “I don’t think this one was like George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery and things like that,” Barkley stated on Thursday during TNT’s pregame coverage of the Western…

Florida governor signs order clearing restaurants and bars to fully open

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Friday allowing restaurants and bars to immediately begin operating at 100% capacity. The move means the state is transitioning into Phase 3 of reopening. The order treats restaurants and bars differently in terms of what local municipalities can do to restrict operations. “There will not be limitations,…

Birds in San Francisco started singing differently in the silence of the pandemic shutdown

Birds in San Francisco started singing differently in the silence of the pandemic shutdown

San Francisco birds started singing differently in the quiet of the coronavirus lockdown, says a study in Science. Before, urban white-crowned sparrow’s breeding territories were almost three times as loud as rural territories, the study found. But during the pandemic, researchers noted that noise levels in urban areas were drastically lower. In fact, they were…

Three railroad workers built a ‘man cave’ under New York’s Grand Central Terminal

Three railroad workers built a ‘man cave’ under New York’s Grand Central Terminal

Three railroad employees were suspended without pay for converting a room underneath Grand Central Terminal in New York City into their own personal ‘man cave.’ The room was furnished with a wall-mounted TV connected to a streaming device, a futon couch, refrigerator, air mattress, and microwave, according to a report released Thursday by the Metropolitan…

Keith Hufnagel, skateboarding icon and streetwear founder, dies at 46

Keith Hufnagel, skateboarding icon and streetwear founder, dies at 46

The world of skateboarding has lost an icon and entrepreneur with the death of Keith Hufnagel at the age of 46. Hufnagel, the founder of the streetwear company Huf Worldwide, had been battling brain cancer for more than two years. His brand announced his passing on Thursday. “We are absolutely heartbroken to deliver the news…

Protester hit by vehicle during march down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood

Protester hit by vehicle during march down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood

A protester was struck by a pick-up truck during a march for Breonna Taylor at Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday night. Demonstrators had peacefully gathered near a cemetery in Hollywood where they listened to speakers before beginning the march. There were approximately 300 people in the crowd, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.…

LeBron James says, ‘We lost a beautiful woman’ in Breonna Taylor

LeBron James says, ‘We lost a beautiful woman’ in Breonna Taylor

The hours following the Kentucky attorney general’s announcement in Breonna Taylor’s case were “very heavy,” LeBron James said Thursday. “The emotions are very high,” the NBA star said after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. “I mean, we have a teammate on our team that’s from Louisville… As heavy as it’s been on us,…

Daily Caller reporters arrested and held overnight while covering Louisville protests

Daily Caller reporters arrested and held overnight while covering Louisville protests

Two journalists with The Daily Caller, a conservative online news outlet based in Washington, were arrested late Wednesday night while covering the Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville, Kentucky. Jorge Ventura and Shelby Talcott were trailing a group of protesters after the 9:00 p.m. curfew when officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department allegedly began firing…

Buffalo Police no longer requires officers to wear names on their uniform

Police officers in Buffalo, New York, no longer need to wear their names on their uniforms. Officers will wear an identifying number instead of their names per a police department policy change, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown told CNN affiliate WKBW. The policy went into effect last week to protect officers from threat incidents, Brown said…