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President Trump Cancels Latin America Trip To Focus On Syria

President Donald Trump canceled a foreign trip to Latin America as Trump administration officials consulted with global allies Tuesday on a possible joint military response to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack. Trump spoke with other world leaders and officials said the U.S., France and Britain were in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week. None of the three countries’ leaders had made a firm decision, according to the officials, who were not authorized to discuss military planning by name. A joint military operation, possibly with France in the lead, could send a message of international unity about enforcing the prohibitions on chemical weapons and counter Syria’s political and military support from Russia and Iran. ...Read more

Golden Knights Host L.A. Kings As Hockey Playoffs Debut In Las Vegas

The expansion Golden Knights made an historic run through the regular season, and now head into the playoffs facing a major test in the first round. Postseason hockey makes its debut on The Strip as the Knights host the Los Angeles Kings, the 20154 Stanley Cup champions.  The teams split their four regular-season games, each winning once at home and once on the road.  The Knights are the first modern-era expansion team from any of the four major North American professional sports leagues to start from scratch and finish first in its division.  ...Read more

Buffalo Bills’ Left Guard Richie Incognito Retiring Due To Health Issues

NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito announced on Tuesday that he’s retiring from the NFL after 12 seasons. Incognito has played on the Buffalo Bills for the past three seasons; he said that after a visit to the doctors, he decided to retire because his liver and kidneys are “shutting down.”  Incognito said, “I went to a doctor’s appointment the other day, and they said, ‘Listen, the stress is killing you, what are you doing?’ And I said, ‘Listen, I’m just doing what I love, and that’s playing football.’ So that’s why I’m done.” Incognito told Carucci that his stomach had been bothering him in recent seasons and that his doctors said his diet was not helping his organs function well. Incognito said the decision is final and even notified the NFL Players Association via Twitter. ...Read more

Amal Clooney Featured On Vogue Magazine’s May 2018 Issue

Amal Clooney discusses balancing new motherhood with her career as an international barrister and her marriage to Hollywood A-lister George Clooney in the latest issue of Vogue magazine. The international human rights lawyer, 40, offered Vogue a peek at her life for the magazine’s May cover story. Clooney, who gave birth to twins Ella and Alexander last June, revealed that they are already speaking. “We’ve had some ‘Mamas’ and ‘Dadas,’” Clooney told the magazine, adding, “George was very careful to ensure that ‘Mama’ was the first word.”  Speaking about meeting her now-husband, Amal says “I was 35 when I met him,” she said about George. “It wasn’t obvious that it was going to happen for me.” But once she and George met, she said, “It felt like the most natural thing in the world. Before that experience, I always hoped there could be love that was overwhelming and didn’t require any weighing or decision-making.” The couple married a year later, in September 2014. ...Read more

Actor T.J. Miller Accused Of Calling In Fake Bomb Threat

Actor T.J. Miller was arrested on Monday for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat on a train last month. Authorities have charged Miller with intentionally conveying false information about an explosive device on a train to law enforcement. On March 18, Miller was aboard an Amtrak train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York when authorities say Miller called a 911 dispatcher in New Jersey to report that a female passenger with brown hair and a scarf had a bomb in her bag. Investigators inspected the train, but found no explosive devices on board. An attendant from the first class car of the train was interviewed where Miller had been sitting, and claimed the actor had appeared intoxicated upon boarding in Washington and consumed multiple drinks on the train, also telling investigators that Miller had a few “hostile exchanges” with a woman sitting in the same first-class car. Investigators determined the woman was not carrying explosives or doing any of the things that Miller had claimed.  Authorities arrested Miller when he flew into LaGuardia Airport. He was released from custody on Tuesday morning after posting $100,000 bond. If convicted, Miller could spend up to five years in prison. ...Read more

Prosecutors Say That Bill Cosby Paid Accuser $3.38 Million In 2006 Settlement

Bill Cosby paid $3.38 million to the woman who said that he drugged and assaulted her as part of a 2006 civil settlement, prosecutors said in opening statements of his trial on Monday. The number was made public for the first time on Monday as Cosby returned to court for his trial on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby, 80, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, says that Cosby drugged her and then assaulted her at his home in 2004. Cosby’s defense attorneys have argued that he and Constand had a consensual sexual relationship. No criminal charges were filed at the time Constand reported the alleged assault to police in 2005, but she and Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006. This is the second trial for Cosby on these charges. Last June’s trial ended in a mistrial when jurors could not come to a unanimous verdict on any of the charges against Cosby. ...Read more

‘A Quiet Place’ Tops The Weekend Box Office With $50.2M

John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” blasted past expectations to notch the second-best debut of the year, opening with $50.2 million in ticket sales, according to final studio figures Monday. The Paramount Pictures thriller, the third film directed by the former “The Office” star, had been pegged to open closer to $30 million. The unexpected success of the $17 million movie gave Viacom Inc.’s Paramount a much-needed hit and the studio’s best non-sequel opening weekend in nearly five years. The Universal Pictures R-rated comedy “Blockers,” with Leslie Mann and John Cena, also performed solidly, collecting $20.6 million in its debut. Last week’s top film, Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” slid to second but held well. ...Read more

Ronda Rousey Makes WWE Debut At WrestleMania 34

Ronda Rousey entered the ring for the first match of her career Sunday night at WrestleMania 34 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Superdome. Alongside her tag team partner, Olympic gold medalist and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, Rousey was victorious in the first bout of her career, as Angle and Rousey defeated Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon. Expectations for this match and Rousey’s entry into the scripted fighting world of WWE were uncertain, but Rousey put on a solid first effort. Rousey said she didn’t hold any regrets about her UFC career, saying “I thought I would never say this, but I’m so happy I lost those [final UFC] fights because it led me here. This is so worth it. I wish I could say it was worth 100 losses, but it’s about two. Everything really does happen for a reason.” ...Read more

Packers WR Trevor Davis Arrested After Making Bomb Joke At LAX

Police confirmed that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport for making “criminal threats” while checking in. According to police, Davis and a female companion were checking in at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter Sunday morning when the ticket agent “asked the usual questions about whether he was carrying any aerosol, cans, knives, weapons or explosives” when Davis then turned to his companion and said something to the effect of “Yeah, did you pack the explosives?”  Airport police were called after Davis made the joke and arrested him on a misdemeanor charge of making a bomb threat. According to reports Davis was booked into a Los Angeles jail after noon on Sunday, but released shortly after posting $15,000 bail. ...Read more