Appeals court rejects Broadway producer’s antitrust claim against actors’ and stage managers’ union

NEW YORK — An appeals court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a Tony Award-winning producer who claims that a union for actors and stage managers organized an illegal boycott that prevented him from producing live Broadway shows. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that the producer, Garth Drabinsky, could not … Read more

Judge in Trump’s hush money trial delays sentencing following Supreme Court immunity ruling

The judge overseeing Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial on Tuesday approved a delay of the former president’s sentencing after his lawyers asked for more time to argue that the Supreme Court’s immunity decision calls for a new trial. The sentencing hearing, previously scheduled for July 11, will now take place on September 18 at … Read more

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains kill at least 16 people in India

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 16 people over the last two weeks in India’s northeast, where more than 300,000 have been displaced from their submerged homes, authorities said on Tuesday. The Indian army and air force have been assisting with rescue efforts in Assam, one of the worst-hit states, … Read more

Simone Biles qualifies for her third Olympics as Hezly Rivera snags fifth spot on the team

MINNEAPOLIS — Simone Biles has officially punched her ticket to a third Olympic Games. She will be joined in Paris this summer by Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey and Hezly Rivera. The team was selected at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials in Minneapolis on Sunday after two days of competition. With four returning Tokyo Olympians, … Read more

Paid operatives linked to a GOP firm are helping Cornel West in Arizona

A dozen paid operatives registered Sunday with Arizona’s secretary of state to collect signatures on behalf of left-wing presidential candidate Cornel West, listing their employer as a Republican-leaning firm that recently worked for GOP House candidate Blake Masters. Arizona, unlike most states, requires paid or out-of-state petition-gatherers to register with the state. On their public … Read more

French face election where center has ‘imploded,’ energizing the far right

SOURCE-SEINE — In Source-Seine, a rural village of just 72 voters in Côte d’Or in northeast France, there are no candidates running in support of President Emmanuel Macron.  Sophie Louet, mayor of Source-Seine, says candidates representing Macron-style centrists are nowhere to be seen in the tiny hamlet — an extreme example of a trend occurring throughout the country, the world’s seventh-largest … Read more

Police shoot and kill teen armed with a replica handgun in upstate New York, authorities say

NEW YORK — An officer in upstate New York shot and killed a teenager who was fleeing while wielding a “realistic appearing firearm,” authorities said Saturday. Utica Police Chief Mark Williams said the shooting happened Friday night after officers in the city about 240 miles northwest of Manhattan stopped two youths at around 10:18 p.m. … Read more

The far right is on the rise ahead of elections in France. Here’s what you need to know.

France is on the cusp of voting in a far-right government for the first time since World War II, as the national mood appears to be souring on President Emmanuel Macron’s brand of mainstream centrism and lurching toward fiery anti-establishment populism. It’s a familiar story for anyone watching the political drama from the bitterly polarized … Read more

Space debris found in North Carolina came from SpaceX capsule, NASA says

The trunk is at the base of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, under where the astronauts sit, and is typically used to carry cargo. It is covered in solar panels that provide power “during flight and while on-station,” according to SpaceX’s website. That section of the vehicle is jettisoned shortly before the capsule re-enters Earth’s atmosphere. … Read more