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Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' Pulls Into Station with $30.1M

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' Pulls Into Station with $30.1M

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Aug 7

The stylized action romp "Bullet Train," starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the last big movie of Hollywood's summer recovery landed in theaters.

Senate Democrats Approve Big Biden Deal; House to Vote Next

Senate Democrats Approve Big Biden Deal; House to Vote Next

NEWS | By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro | Aug 7

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.

Biden Steps Out of the Room and Finds Legacy-Defining Wins

Biden Steps Out of the Room and Finds Legacy-Defining Wins

NEWS | By Seung Min Kim and Zeke Miller | Aug 7

Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden's most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying away.

Dems Push Biden Climate, Health Priorities Toward Senate OK

Dems Push Biden Climate, Health Priorities Toward Senate OK

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Aug 7

Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Joe Biden's original domestic vision.

Meet the Asian Canadian Gay Activist Whose Views on Sexuality Resonate Today

Meet the Asian Canadian Gay Activist Whose Views on Sexuality Resonate Today

NEWS | Aug 7

Historians are rediscovering one of the most important LGBTQ activists of the early 20th Century — an Asian Canadian named Li Shiu Tong.

Report: Anne Heche in Hospital, Stable After Fiery Car Crash

Report: Anne Heche in Hospital, Stable After Fiery Car Crash

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 6

Anne Heche was in the hospital Saturday following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a representative for the actor told People magazine.

Brandon Straka Brings Bizarro Cabaret to CPAC (With a Little Help from Marjorie Taylor Greene)

Brandon Straka Brings Bizarro Cabaret to CPAC (With a Little Help from Marjorie Taylor Greene)

NEWS | Aug 6

Don[t cry for convicted insurrectionist Brandon Straka -- he did enough for himself in a piece of bizarro performance art at CPAC with a little help from Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Anne Heche Rescued from Fiery Crash in LA

Anne Heche Rescued from Fiery Crash in LA

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 6

The Los Angeles Times reports that actress Anne Heche was hospitalized after two car crashes in Mar Vista on Friday.

New Pompeii Finds Highlight Middle-Class Life in Doomed City

New Pompeii Finds Highlight Middle-Class Life in Doomed City

NEWS | By Frances D'Emilio | Aug 6

Pompeii's archaeological park, one of Italy's top tourist attractions, announced its most recent finds on Saturday.

Queering Cinema: Anthony Perkins and 'Psycho'

Queering Cinema: Anthony Perkins and 'Psycho'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Aug 6

Anthony Perkins was the boy next door... then came "Psycho."

Business

Twitter Responds to Musk's Claims, Calls Them 'Excuses'

Twitter Responds to Musk's Claims, Calls Them 'Excuses'

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 5

The court's decision could ultimately determine the future of a social platform used daily by 238 million people around the globe.

Technology

Meta Trims Election Misinformation Efforts as Midterms Loom

Meta Trims Election Misinformation Efforts as Midterms Loom

TECHNOLOGY | By Amanda Seitz | Aug 5

Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some of the safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in U.S. elections as the November midterm vote approaches.

Finance

Tougher IRS Enforcement Central to Dem Economic Package

Tougher IRS Enforcement Central to Dem Economic Package

FINANCE | By Kevin Freking | Aug 5

After more than a decade of mostly losing out, the Internal Revenue Service may finally get the cash infusion it's long wanted in the economic package that Democrats are working on.

Cars

Edmunds: 5 Vehicles that are Easy on the Wallet

Edmunds: 5 Vehicles that are Easy on the Wallet

CARS | By Miles Branman, Edmunds | Aug 6

New cars are pricier than ever in today's economy. The experts at Edmunds rounded up a list of the highest-rated vehicles that occupy the lower end of the pricing spectrum, at around $20,000.

Style

A Top NYC Dermatologist Answers Your Burning Sunscreen Questions

A Top NYC Dermatologist Answers Your Burning Sunscreen Questions

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 6

New York dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum sheds some light on the most common questions surrounding sunscreen.

Travel

Munich's Oktoberfest Finally Back on after Pandemic Pause

Munich's Oktoberfest Finally Back on after Pandemic Pause

TRAVEL | Aug 5

Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said Thursday.

Nightlife

Northalsted Market Days :: August 6-7, 2022

Northalsted Market Days :: August 6-7, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 7

The 40th Northalsted Market Days street festival ran in the Lakeview area of Chicago. The Bud Light Selzer Stage lit up with talents such as Ada Vox, The Aces and Fleece.