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Italian Bridge Collapse Sends Cars Plunging, Killing At Least 26

 A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it “an immense tragedy … inconceivable in a modern system like ours, a modern country.” The disaster, on a major interchange connecting Genoa and other northern cities with beaches in eastern Liguria into France, focused attention on Italy’s aging infrastructure. What caused the Morandi Bridge to fall remained unknown, and prosecutors said they were opening an investigation but had not identified any targets. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said the collapse was “unacceptable” and that if negligence played a role “whoever made a mistake must pay.”  Officials in the Liguria region said Tuesday night that 26 people had died, saying two more bodies had been found and one of the 16 injured had died in surgery.  ...Read more

Lindsay Lohan Apologizes For Her Critical Comments About #MeToo Movement

Lindsay Lohan is taking back her recent comments about the Me Too movement. The actress apologized in a Sunday statement to People magazine for her comments in a recent interview with British publication The Times that women “look weak” when they share their stories of sexual misconduct. “I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times,” Lohan said. “The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the Me Too movement, and all of us who champion it,” she continued. “However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused.” Lohan, 32, said she feels “very strongly” about the Me Too movement and has “the utmost respect and admiration” for the women coming forward with stories of sexual misconduct.  ...Read more

Actress Robin Wright Marries Clement Giraudet In Private Ceremony

“House of Cards” star Robin Wright is married. The actress, 51, wed her French boyfriend, French fashion executive Clement Giraudet, in a private ceremony over the weekend. Wright’s representative has yet to comment on the news, but her daughter, Dylan Penn, appeared to share footage from the nuptials on her Instagram page. “Weddin vibes (sic),” she captioned a clip of guests dancing outdoors at the bohemian-style party, which she tagged with the location of La Roche-sur-le-Buis in southeastern France. Additional images surfaced online show Robin beaming in a floor-length white gown, as she hugs her new husband. Wright first went public with her romance with Clement last September when they were pictured attending a soccer game in Paris. The marriage is Robin’s third – she was previously married to Dane Witherspoon from 1986 until 1988 and to Sean Penn from 1996 until 2010. She shares daughter Dylan, 27, and son Hopper, 25, with Penn.  ...Read more

Carmelo Anthony Signs One-Year, $2.4 Million Deal With The Houston Rockets

Carmelo Anthony has signed a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony’s move to Houston has been rumored for weeks, but the veteran first had to finalize a buyout with the Hawks before signing with the Rockets. Now that Anthony officially cleared waivers earlier this month, he’s now ready to sign Houston. The 34-year-old, who averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game with the Thunder in 2017-18, will likely slot in as the Rockets’ starting power forward during the upcoming campaign. ...Read more

WWE Legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart Dies At 63

WWE tag team champion Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart has passed away at 63. Neidhart first tried his hand at making a career in the NFL, briefly playing for both the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys, before heading to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to train as a pro wrestler. Neidhart later ended up marrying into the Hart family – essentially wrestling industry royalty – in 1985. 1985 also saw Neidhart make his WWE debut, after Stu Hart sold off his Stampede Wrestling promotion to Vince McMahon. Neidhart formed a tag team with Stu’s son Bret “The Hitman” Hart, dubbed The Hart Foundation. The duo would go on to become one of the most popular tag teams in WWE history, winning the WWE tag team titles twice. Neidhart passed away early Monday morning, at his home in Florida. According to police sources: “Preliminary information indicates that [Neidhart] fell at home, hit his head, and succumbed to his injury.” His daughter Natalya, a former WWE women’s champion, is a current member of the WWE Monday Night Raw roster. ...Read more

FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok In Wake Of Anti-Trump Text Messages

Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, it was announced on Monday. The FBI had been reviewing Strzok’s employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered last year. President Donald Trump’s allies have seized on the texts, saying they show the investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia is tainted by political bias. Strzok was fired late Friday by FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, said his lawyer, Aitan Goelman. ...Read more

2 Strong Earthquakes Hit Central And Northern Alaska Regions

Alaska’s North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, according to the state’s seismologist. At 6:58 a.m. Sunday,  magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the state’s second-biggest city. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a depth of about 6 miles. State seismologist Mike West reported that the earthquake was the biggest recorded in the North Slope. Later Sunday, another magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit at 1:15 p.m. near the city of Kaktovik on Alaska’s North Slope, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was southwest of Kaktovik, which has about 290 people. Several aftershocks were reported across northern Alaska. The Alaska Earthquake Center said there were no reports of damage. ...Read more

“Unite The Right” Rally Draws White Nationalists And Counter-Protesters To Washington, D.C.

White nationalists and counter-protesters gathered in front of the White House Sunday to mark one year since the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in Washington, D.C. ordered tight security for the “Unite the Right” rally. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville ahead of the anniversary. Last year, one woman, Heather Heyer, was struck and killed by a car driven by a white supremacist. That rally began as a protest against a plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which still stands in Charlottesville. Also on Sunday morning, more than 200 people gathered at Charlottesville’s Washington Park to protest racism, gathering to recite poetry, sing songs and hold a moment of silence. ...Read more

Denver Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas Apologizes For Comments Criticizing Cleveland

Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas quickly apologized Saturday night after a video posted on social media surfaced in which he called the city of Cleveland “as—h—.”  Thomas later posted an apology on Twitter, and then posted an additional video on Instagram saying, “Cleveland wasn’t that bad. … The situation just wasn’t the best.”  Thomas also tweeted, “I apologize for my choice of words about Cleveland. I was on my live playing around. They don’t show you everything for a reason smh. Right after that I clarified what I said…. All love to everybody who had love for me in Cleveland.”  Thomas was traded last offseason to the Cavaliers in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston. However, he was recovering from a hip injury and did not play for the Cavaliers until Jan. 2. In February, the Cavaliers traded Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers, and just last month Thomas signed a minimum contract with the Nuggets. ...Read more