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UN raises global economic forecast to 5.4% growth in 2021

Wed, 12 May 2021 03:57:23 -0400

The United Nations has responded to the rebounding Chinese and U.S. economies by revising its global economic forecast upward to 5.4% for 2021

Judge asked to OK evidence of Ahmaud Arbery's past troubles

Wed, 12 May 2021 03:52:27 -0400

Attorneys for two Georgia men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery are requesting a judge's approval to use unflattering evidence from the slain man's past

2 California police officers fatally shot within 24 hours

Wed, 12 May 2021 00:10:02 -0400

Authorities say two California police officers were shot and killed and a third was wounded within 24 hours this week in two separate incidents

Today in History

Wed, 12 May 2021 00:00:31 -0400

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2021. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift. On this date: In 1780, during the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrendered to British forces. In 1937, Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey; his wife, Elizabeth, was crowned as queen consort. In 1943, during World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, opened in Washington. In 1955, Manhattan’s last elevated rail line, the Third Avenue El, ceased operation. In 1958, the United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace...

2 Texas deputies killed, city worker wounded in attack

Tue, 11 May 2021 23:38:01 -0400

Authorities say a man shot two West Texas sheriff’s deputies dead and critically wounded a city employee while answering a dog complaint

Lawyers: Black man didn't drive into deputies who shot him

Tue, 11 May 2021 23:30:21 -0400

Lawyers for relatives of a Black man fatally shot by North Carolina deputies say body camera videos show that he didn’t strike them with his car before they opened fire, contradicting a local prosecutor

I-40 span over Mississippi River shut after crack found

Tue, 11 May 2021 23:11:14 -0400

The Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River has been closed after authorities said they found a crack in the span linking Arkansas and Tennessee

UN seeks proposals to end force on Sudan-South Sudan border

Tue, 11 May 2021 22:57:00 -0400

The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the nearly 3,700-strong peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border until Nov. 15

Workers lured from India paid $1.20 per hour for years: Suit

Tue, 11 May 2021 22:38:02 -0400

A lawsuit says workers from marginalized communities in India were lured to New Jersey and forced to work more than 12 hours per day at ultra-low wages to help build a Hindu temple

UN diplomats: Martin Griffiths to be UN humanitarian chief

Tue, 11 May 2021 22:10:02 -0400

Diplomats say longtime U.N. official Martin Griffiths has been selected by the secretary-general as the new U.N. humanitarian chief

Battlegrounds Mobile India download, launch date and latest news

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:51:36 +0000

PUBG Mobile is coming back to India as Battlegrounds Mobile India. Here’s how to download it, release date, differences and other information.

Redmi Note 10 Pro, Note 10 Pro Max MIUI 12.5 update now rolling out in India

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:25:00 +0000

MIUI 12.5, which was announced globally a couple of months back, is now rolling out in India starting with Redmi Note 10 series

Where to buy Xbox Series X: all the latest restock updates

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:00:42 +0000

If you're wondering where to buy Xbox Series X now that it's out, we're showing you exactly how to find all the latest stock.

Poco M3 Pro 5G chipset and display specs confirmed

Wed, 12 May 2021 06:54:09 +0000

The upcoming Poco M3 Pro will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity chipset along with a high refresh rate display.

Xbox Series X/S gets original Xbox-themed dynamic background

Wed, 12 May 2021 06:42:09 +0000

Xbox Series X/S owners now have access to a new dynamic background inspired by the original Xbox's dashboard.

Best SIM-only plans in Australia (May 2021)

Wed, 12 May 2021 06:20:17 +0000

If you're happy with your phone then there's plenty of dosh to be saved with a SIM-only plan.

AMEX's new credit card includes a free Binge subscription and smartphone screen insurance

Wed, 12 May 2021 06:14:40 +0000

Get 1% cashback and a range of unique perks from AMEX’s new credit card.

Colorful's latest graphics card might be the cutest thing in your PC case

Wed, 12 May 2021 05:29:08 +0000

The new card is a limited edition in collaboration with bilibili E-sports

You can now receive funds from the US on Google Pay

Wed, 12 May 2021 04:50:04 +0000

Google Pay now supports fund transfer from the US to India. Here is how to use it.

The HUAWEI MateBook Family is now, sleeker than ever

Wed, 12 May 2021 04:18:21 +0000

Huawei has now launched improvements to its laptop range. The essence of Huawei’s vision of bringing you smarter, easier-to-use devices that add value to your everyday life still stands.

Women's Tour de France to return in 2022 after 33 years

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:51:00 BST

The women's Tour de France is set to be revived next year after a 33-year absence with race director Christian Prudhomme saying it will be held after the men's event.

Transfer Centre LIVE! Arsenal in for Dembele?

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 07:00:00 GMT

It's Deadline Day! Follow the latest on Chelsea's pursuit of Dries Mertens plus updates from the Premier League and beyond.

Gerrard named SFWA manager of the year

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:36:00 BST

Steven Gerrard has been named the Scottish Football Writers' Association's top manager following his title success with Rangers.

Lakers edge Knicks in OT | Warriors shock Suns

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:30:00 BST

Talen Horton-Tucker hit the decisive 3-pointer with 21.1 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-99 victory over the visiting New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

Heat clinch playoff spot with victory in Boston

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:30:00 BST

The Miami Heat clinched a spot in the playoffs for the fourth time in the past six seasons by beating the host Boston Celtics 129-121 on Tuesday night.

English football unites to urge fast Online Safety Bill action

Wed, 12 May 2021 06:58:00 BST

English football's governing bodies have welcomed a planned new law to punish social media companies if they fail to stamp out online abuse, saying it should be enacted as soon as possible.

Papers: Man Utd ready to sign £15m Sulemana

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:00:00 BST

Back-page headlines and transfer rumours from Wednesday's newspapers...

Brazil to start delivering vaccines to team ahead of Games

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:05:00 BST

Brazil's government is set to start delivering COVID-19 vaccines to athletes, coaches, referees and accredited media going to the Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Nadal casts doubts over participation at Tokyo Olympics

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:00:00 BST

Rafael Nadal has raised doubts about his participation in this year's Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.

Arteta excited by Arsenal's next phase with owner's support

Wed, 12 May 2021 07:00:00 BST

Mikel Arteta says he remains excited about where he can take Arsenal because of the size of the club, the resources he has and the promise of support from the club's owner going forward.

Travis Barker Shares TMI Message About ‘Kourtney Orgasm’ & Fans Have Mixed Feelings

Wed, 12 May 2021 03:57:30 +0000

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian have been showing off plenty of PDA since they got together. But the rocker's latest show of love for his girlfriend might just be his hottest yet! 

Bill Gates’ Luxe Hideout Discovered After His $150 Billion Divorce Announced – Pics

Wed, 12 May 2021 03:12:29 +0000

Bill Gates has reportedly been staying at a gorgeous ultra-exclusive California golf club for several months in the midst of his divorce from wife Melinda Gates because he 'saw' the split 'coming for a long time.'

Madonna Dotes On Her Twins, 8, While Watching Son David’s Soccer Game From The Sidelines

Wed, 12 May 2021 02:36:12 +0000

Madonna played attentive soccer mom at son David's game and made it a family affair, bringing along her eight-year-old twins and her boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams, 27.

Sharon Stone, Bette Midler & More Stars Have Hilarious Reactions To ‘Bennifer’s Reunion: ‘WTF’

Wed, 12 May 2021 01:58:28 +0000

Celebrities took to social media to either respond to or repost news about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Montana getaway and reported rekindled romance.

LeBron James’ Daughter Zhuri, 6, Shows Off Her Epic Dance Moves In New TikTok Video

Wed, 12 May 2021 01:27:20 +0000

LeBron James' children have serious talent, and not just at hoops. His daughter Zhuri fearlessly led her family in a TikTok dance session where she showed off her killer moves.

‘Teen Mom 2’ Recap: The Possibility Of Surgery ‘Scares’ Leah After Doctors Find A Tumor

Wed, 12 May 2021 01:00:49 +0000

The possibility of surgery had Leah Messer on edge during the May 11 episode of 'Teen Mom 2'. Especially because she didn't have medical insurance.

A-Rod Seemingly Shades Ben Affleck When Asked About J.Lo’s Rekindled Romance

Wed, 12 May 2021 00:21:02 +0000

After the end of their four year romance, Alex Rodriguez seems to be dissing how Jennifer Lopez has reunited with her ex fiance Ben Affleck for a romantic Montana getaway.

Candace Cameron-Bure: Lori Loughlin’s In The ‘Full House’ Group Chat & Doing ‘Good’ After Prison Stint

Tue, 11 May 2021 23:46:06 +0000

Candace Cameron Bure says Lori Loughlin is in the 'Full House' group chat and doing 'good' after her prison release following the college admissions scandal.

Maisie Williams Is Unrecognizable With New Blonde Hair & Eyebrows Next To Taylor Swift At BRIT Awards

Tue, 11 May 2021 23:24:30 +0000

Maisie Williams stopped to pose with Taylor Swift at the BRIT Awards and turned heads with her blonde hair makeover and stylish outfit.

‘High School Musical’ Star Joshua Bassett Addresses His Sexuality After Calling Harry Styles ‘Hot’

Tue, 11 May 2021 23:22:27 +0000

It's a basic fact that Harry Styles is a very sexy and good looking man. 'HSM' star Joshua Bassett has now found himself discussing his sexuality after calling Harry 'hot' in a recent interview.

Margot Robbie Has Chewed DC's Ear Off About Doing a Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy Movie

Tue, 11 May 2021 18:20:50 PDT

Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie says she's been pitching Poison Ivy in the DCEU to Warner Bros. for a long time, and she'll 'keep pestering them' until it happens.

Robert Downey Jr. Shares Sneak Peek at Netflix's Sweet Tooth

Tue, 11 May 2021 18:02:50 PDT

Marvel star Robert Downey Jr. explains why he made the jump to DC for Netflix's Sweet Tooth adaptation.

Leslie Jones Better Be the Villain If Zack Snyder's Justice League 2 Ever Gets Made

Tue, 11 May 2021 17:36:45 PDT

Leslie Jones says she wants to play 'the worst villain' in a sequel to Zack Snyder's Justice League.

Norman Lloyd Dies, Hollywood Legend and St. Elsewhere Star Was 106

Tue, 11 May 2021 17:06:44 PDT

Veteran actor, producer, and director Norman Lloyd has passed away after working in show business for nearly a century.

LL Cool Jason Raps 'Mamma Said Chop You Now' in the Merkins' New Horror Parody Video

Tue, 11 May 2021 16:07:16 PDT

The Merkins' latest horror-themed video is a parody of LL Cool J's 'MamaSaid Knock You Out' performed by LL Cool Jason (Voorhees) released For Mother's Day.

The Protege Trailer Brings Big Action with Maggie Q, Michael Keaton & Samuel L. Jackson

Tue, 11 May 2021 15:49:05 PDT

Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the action flick The Protege from director Martin Campbell.

The Flash Movie to Rebuild Tim Burton's Gotham City?

Tue, 11 May 2021 14:48:22 PDT

Tim Burton's Gotham City will reportedly be recreated in The Flash for Michael Keaton's return as Batman.

Cereal Monsters Unite for Monster Mash Breakfast This Halloween to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Tue, 11 May 2021 14:05:02 PDT

General Mills is bringing their iconic Cereal Monsters together for a new Monster Mash cereal.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Honest Trailer Gets Brutally Honest About MCU TV Shows

Tue, 11 May 2021 13:01:09 PDT

Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for the MCU's most recent Disney+ show, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

Thor: Love and Thunder Heads to New York This Summer for One Week of Filming

Tue, 11 May 2021 12:16:25 PDT

Production on Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder will film in New York for one week sometime this summer.

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