American Popular News for 13 Apr 2021
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 5, Episode 5 of "The Masked Singer," which aired April 7 on Fox. Nick Cannon is back. "The Masked Singer" host, who had been absent so... far in Season 5 due to testing positive for COVID-19, returned on Wednesday in the most appropriate […]
How did the Collison brothers go from stab city to Silicon Valley billionaires?
SPOILER ALERT: This post contains details of the series finale of Shameless tonight. After 11 seasons, it was truly last call for Frank Gallagher tonight on the series finale of multiple SAG Awards... winner Shameless tonight. Having apparently overdosed in the penultimate episode, the William H. Macy portrayed debauched patriarch evaded his maker one more time […]
'The Serpent' star Jenna Coleman reveals how production on the Netflix series was tough due to the weather, the pandemic, and more.
The Goldbergs is remembering the late George Segal and his beloved character, Pops. On Wednesday, April 7, ABC's long-running sitcom aired Pops' final episode, which ended with a...
Britain's Prince Philip, a stalwart supporter of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, for over seven decades, died Friday. He was 99.
Biologists have long experienced the challenges of documenting ocean life, with many species of fish proving quite sensitive to the underwater movements of humans.
Sony's PlayStation 5 is still extremely difficult to find. Here are links to all the stores selling Sony's hot hardware.
Thirteen people at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Colorado had adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Wednesday — shutting down operations for the day, a report said. Officials did... not disclose the types of reactions suffered by less than 1 percent of the more than 1,700 people given shots. Officials did not...
Patching in industrial settings is hard. Ransomware shutting down production is harder.
The Kincade Fire destroyed 374 structures, including 170 homes, and injured six firefighters. No one was killed in the blaze.
The Spidey threequel might link to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Sunday’s series premiere of HBO’s “The Nevers.”) HBO’s “The Nevers” debuted Sunday with an episode that, in typical fantasy-series fashion, gave... viewers many more questions than answers by its end. But not to worry, because Laura Donnelly, who stars on the Joss Whedon-created series as quick-fisted, future-seeing widow Amalia True, told TheWrap that all will be revealed in due time. Actually, she promised the biggest explainers will come by Episode 6, which is the end of Part 1 of Season 1 of “The Nevers,” though it wasn’t initially intended to serve as any kind of finale. (The pandemic determined that stopping point in production for the show, which also marks the last of the Whedon-crafted episodes, as he exited the show last...
Dozens of executives from the United States' leading manufacturers, retailers, and airlines participated in a Zoom call on Saturday to discuss ways they can show opposition to restrictive voting bills... under consideration in some states, and already passed in Georgia. Four people on the call -- including organizer Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a management professor at Yale -- told The Washington Post on Sunday that the executives talked about possibly stopping donations to lawmakers who back these measures and postponing investments in the states. On the call were leaders from Starbucks, Target, Levi Strauss, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, LinkedIn, Boston Consulting Group, and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the Post reports. The participants did not come up with a...
Colorado is getting really down to earth. The state is close to legalizing human composting, according to the Denver Post. A bill, which has already passed in one legislative chamber, would allow... people to opt to have their remains converted to soilthrough the “natural reduction” burying method. The process involves placing the body into a...
One person was killed and at least five others were injured when people in two vehicles shot at each other on a Fort Worth, Texas, freeway Friday night, officials said.
Following the news of his death, DMX fans have created a makeshift memorial outside of White Plains Hospital to pay tribute to the hip-hop icon.
SpaceX has been wildly successful in just about every one of its efforts. The company was the first to make reusable rocket technology both safe and reliable, and it's proven that by launching the... same rockets over and over and over again. The company's Starlink internet service is growing rapidly, and while it's still in its beta state, it looks like an incredibly promising start to a service that could provide high-speed data access to countless people in areas where it wouldn't otherwise be available. It's even making steading progress on its pie-in-the-sky Starship program, though that's still in a very early state. The company has proven to be good at almost everything... almost. It seems that the incredibly taxing efforts to catch the nosecone fairings from its Falcon 9 rockets...
Two officers involved in the shooting of an unarmed man last year as they struggled to detain him at a busy downtown CTA train station now face dismissal from the Chicago Police Department, city... records show.
Two Texas children — a girl, 7 and a boy, 11 — have died in a freak fall from the bucket of a moving backhoe, and now their father, who was driving, is facing manslaughter charges. The tragic kids... were among several children and adults who were on board or hanging on to the construction...
The former NFL player who gunned down five people in South Carolina on Wednesday, including a doctor and his family, reportedly had his medication taken away by the victim before his killing spree.... The potential motive behind the bloodshed carried out by Phillip Adams was revealed Thursday by South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman in an...
A man in the Philippines has died after being forced to do 300 squats for breaching Covid curfews, making him the latest victim of the country's often brutal approach to enforcing restrictions.
All of the nation’s school kids should be back in classrooms by the fall, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. “We should anticipate, come September 2021,... that schools should be full-fledged in person and all of our children back in the classroom,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the federal agency's director,told...
The son of a murdered Austin-area jeweler was sentenced to 35 years behind bars after admitting he paid a hitman to kill his father Wednesday. Nicolas Patrick Shaughnessy, 22, pleaded guilty to murder... during a virtual court hearing. Family members found the deal inadequate, they said in a statement. "It would be our hope that...