PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is preparing to launch his third campaign for the White House on Tuesday, looking to move on from disappointing midterm defeats and defy history amid signs that his grip on the Republican Party is waning. Trump had hoped to use the GOP's expected gains in last week's elections as a springboard to vault himself to his party's nomination. Instead, he finds himself being blamed for backing a series of losing candidates after Republicans failed to take control of the Senate. While the party was on the cusp of retaking control of the House on Tuesday, it could end up with its narrowest majority in decades. “Hopefully, tomorrow will turn out to be one of the most important days in the history of our Country!” Trump wrote on his social media network on Monday. An announcement was expected at 9 p.m. EST Tuesday from his club in Palm Beach. Another campaign is a remarkable turn for any former president, much less one who made … [Read more...] about Trump prepares to launch 3rd campaign for the White House
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 21 WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were sued by the District of Columbia on Thursday, accused of colluding to deceive fans by lying about an inquiry into “sexual misconduct and a persistently hostile work environment” within the team. The individual club and the league as a whole were also named in the consumer protection civil lawsuit, which D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said was based on his office's investigation that began in the fall of 2021. Racine said the defendants jointly “misled the public” about the contents of, and procedure surrounding lawyer Beth Wilkinson's examination of the team's workplace culture that began in 2020. His office seeks a court order that will force the league to release Wilkinson's … [Read more...] about Snyder, Commanders, NFL, Goodell sued by DC attorney general
Click here to read the full article. Just after 9 a.m. on an overcast October morning, a line of more than a dozen people has already formed outside Silos Baking Co. in the heart of Waco, Texas. A tiny establishment, the bakery will reach capacity hundreds of times, and not just because of the deliciousness of its Shiplap cupcakes or its thick slices of seasonal pumpkin bread. Customers stand outside on a windy, gray day for the chance to taste the brand that brings tens of thousands of people to Waco each year. Silos Baking Co. is but one of dozens of businesses that are part of Magnolia, the home and lifestyle company built into a TV, retail and e-commerce juggernaut over the past two decades by Chip and Joanna Gaines . In the 10 years since the Gaineses became household names as stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” the two have expanded their brand into a multifacted operation with unrivaled reach and influence in the lucrative lifestyle sectors of home, hearth, food and … [Read more...] about Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Empire Is Huge. It’s About to Get Way Bigger
Friday’s verdict by the International Tribunal was a victory for Mercedes and a vindication of the position taken by its team principal Ross Brawn. The team may have lost its chance to run in the forthcoming Young Drivers Test but it escaped the potentially far worse punishments which could have included a race ban or confiscation of points. For Brawn it was another encounter with the hand of FIA justice in which he has emerged as the biggest winner. 1994: Option 13 Brawn was the co-designer of the Benetton B194 with which Michael Schumacher clinched the 1994 drivers’ championship. A major change in the technical rules for that season saw the outlawing of traction control and other driver aids. But the performance of the B194 at the start of races aroused suspicion – not least from Schumacher’s major rival Ayrton Senna prior to his death in that year’s San Marino Grand Prix. Benetton, along with McLaren and Ferrari, were requested to provide examples of their cars’ … [Read more...] about The brains of Brawn come out on top again · RaceFans
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 ASHEVILLE, N.C. - It is much too easy to take Gladys Knight for granted. Her sound is so pure, her steps so graceful, her smile so disarming that the vocal powerhouse's sheer presence seems at once natural and divine. Wrapped in a magenta turtleneck, she tells the handsome waiter pouring her iced tea that he "should be in the movies" before launching into a humble story about how she discovered Michael Jackson. As the Atlanta native peppers her sentences with y'all and fussin', she makes it easy to forget that she is the prototype. And did you catch her Verzuz song catalogue "battle" in 2020 with fellow diva Patti LaBelle? The pair sat next to one another kiki-ing like the real besties they are and delivered full-throttle hits like it was nothing. The moment, both surreal and live-streamed in your living room, was so very Gladys. Real. Unfussy. "It was always love," LaBelle says … [Read more...] about Gladys Knight has always been a singer’s singer
Confessions: A Life of Failed Promises By A.N. Wilson Bloomsbury Continuum. 320 pp. $30 - - - "Tell me about a complicated man." So begins Emily Wilson's recent, widely acclaimed translation of "The Odyssey." While the phrase "a complicated man" clearly refers to Odysseus, it also neatly sums up this eminent classicist's father, the 72-year-old English novelist and literary journalist A.N. Wilson, the author of the just-published "Confessions: A Life of Failed Promises." This kaleidoscopic memoir - chronicling a privileged childhood, a youthful first marriage, and heady years as a Fleet Street reviewer and editor - by itself confirms Antonia Fraser's dust jacket blurb: "A.N. Wilson is the most enjoyably readable writer I know." On these shores, and despite some 20 novels, Andrew Norman Wilson is mainly esteemed for his biographies and works of popular history. "Tolstoy" (1988) won the Whitbread Prize, while "The Victorians" (2002) exhibited both a commanding mastery of its … [Read more...] about Book World: You don’t have to be an Anglophile to love A.N. Wilson
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Troy Bickham, Texas A&M University (THE CONVERSATION) Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] Why did turkey become the national Thanksgiving go-to dish? Gianna, age 10, Phoenix, Arizona Have you ever wondered why Thanksgiving revolves around turkey and not ham, chicken, venison, beef or corn? Almost 9 in 10 Americans eat turkey during this festive meal, whether it’s roasted, deep-fried, grilled or cooked in any other way for the occasion. You might believe it’s because of what the Pilgrims, a year after they landed in what’s now the state of Massachusetts, and their Indigenous Wampanoag guests ate during their first thanksgiving feast in 1621. Or that it’s because turkey is originally from the Americas. But it has more to do with how … [Read more...] about Why is turkey the main dish on Thanksgiving?