Movies that started in Japan

(from left) Edge Of Tomorrow (Warner Bros.); The Ring (Paramount Pictures); The Magnificent Seven (Warner Bros.).Image: Todd Gilchrist/ Warner Bros.; Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Bullet Train will surely be number one—with a bullet—at the box office this weekend. How could it not be, with a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Brian … Read more

Senate vote on tax and climate bill: Live updates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warmingmoderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. The estimated $740 billion package heads next to the House, where lawmakers … Read more

AEW Battle of the Belts III recap & reactions: Claudio is king

AEW brought Saturday night fights to TNT with Battle of the Belts III (Aug. 6, 2022). Three titles were on the line as Claudio Castagnoli defended the ROH World Championship against Konosuke Takeshita, Thunder Rosa defended the AEW Women’s World Championship against Jamie Hayter, and Wardlow defended the TNT Championship against Jay Lethal. Let’s break … Read more

Movies that started in Japan

(from left) Edge Of Tomorrow (Warner Bros.); The Ring (Paramount Pictures); The Magnificent Seven (Warner Bros.).Image: Todd Gilchrist/ Warner Bros.; Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Bullet Train will surely be number one—with a bullet—at the box office this weekend. How could it not be, with a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Brian … Read more

AEW Battle of the Belts III live results: Castagnoli vs. Takeshita – WON/F4W

The third-ever AEW Battle of the Belts special on TNT will be headlined by Ring of Honor World Champion Claudio Castagnoli defending against Konosuke Takeshita. Castagnoli defeated Jonathan Gresham for the title at last month’s Death Before Dishonor and this will be his first title defense. Takeshita has won two straight and this is his … Read more

Jane Austen’s work is ripe for adaptation, but it’s hard to get it right

And yet, filmmakers keep trying. It’s an unenviable task, condensing volumes’ worth of social critique, sparkling dialogue and characters so beloved that they’ve inspired an entire archetype of love interest. But often, these films succeed and even reveal new layers to Austen’s canonical works. At the very least, they inspire debate among her many readers. … Read more

Manchin 2024 re-election chances could ‘disappear in a flash’ following support for new spending bill

Several West Virginia Republicans could pose a threat to the re-election chances of Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., after he and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a social spending measure last week that would dole out hundreds of billions of dollars and raise hundreds of billions more in new taxes. Last week, Manchin, after more … Read more

White House resists Congress’ bipartisan bid to overhaul US-Taiwan relations

But the Biden administration is once again deciding to try to cage congressional hawkishness when it comes to China and Taiwan — this time by pushing back on a popular bipartisan bill that the White House fears could upend its assurances to Beijing about maintaining America’s “One China” policy, a diplomatic acknowledgment of Beijing’s position … Read more

Gaza death toll rises amid cease-fire talks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft pummeled targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, driving up the Palestinian death toll, and militants fired repeated rounds of rockets that reached deep into Israel, even as reports emerged that the sides were seeking a cease-fire deal. While Egyptian officials worked on an agreement, another seven … Read more