‘Reporter’ Freaks Out Tourists On Hollywood Blvd. In Best Way Possible

Jimmy Kimmel has found a new way to victimize passersby outside his studio on Hollywood Blvd. In his latest segment, called “Breaking The News,” a mock reporter strolls the famed sidewalk talking to a camera like an actual reporter out on a story. Except in this case, he’s delivering news that those around him might … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un congratulates Queen Elizabeth II

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says its leader, Kim Jong Un, sent a letter congratulating Queen Elizabeth II as Britain began a four-day celebration marking her 70 years on the throne. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on its website Thursday that Kim sent a letter congratulating the queen and the British people. It didn’t … Read more

Miss Manners: When his dog poops in my yard, he throws it in my truck. How do I handle this?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I watched from my house as my new neighbor walked by with his wife, young daughter and beautiful dog. The dog picked my perfect lawn to relieve himself, which I understood. Thankfully, the man picked it up in a blue baggie, saving me from an awkward encounter where I may have embarrassed … Read more

19 Illinois Counties at ‘High’ Alert Level for COVID, Some in Chicago Area Drop to Medium

Nineteen Illinois counties, including several in the Chicago area, are now under a “high community level” for COVID, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of counties at the “high” level marks an increase from last week’s 15, but some Chicago-area counties that were under a high alert level last week … Read more

Illinois’ Largest Water Park Opens Saturday. Here’s Where it is, and How to Get There

Sitting on 58-acres of land with 32 waterslides, a giant waterpark in Illinois’ will open for the season Saturday. According to a press release, Raging Waves is the state’s largest water park, with more than two dozen slides, a wave pool, a sand play area, three kiddie pool areas, a lazy river, 43 private cabanas, … Read more

Ethiopia’s mass arrests show rift with former Amhara allies

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Once a key ally of Ethiopia’s federal government in its deadly war in the country’s northern Tigray region, the neighboring Amhara region is now experiencing government-led mass arrests and disappearances of activists, journalists and other perceived critics. More than 4,500 people have been arrested in the Amhara region as of May … Read more

Meghan and Kate missed chance for olive branch moment—Diana’s friend says

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton could have sent the world “a message” by being photographed together at Queen Elizabeth II‘s Platinum Jubilee opening, according to a friend of Princess Diana’s. Meghan and Harry were barely seen as they watched the queen’s Trooping the Colour birthday parade from the sidelines, in the Major General’s Office. There … Read more

Musk says Tesla needs to cut staff by 10%, pauses all hiring

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy and that the electric carmaker needed to cut staff by around 10%, according to an internal email seen by Reuters. The email, titled “pause all hiring worldwide,” was sent to Tesla executives on Thursday. Tesla was not immediately available for comments. … Read more