Crime

Harvey Weinstein using accusers’ text messages, emails in trial defense

Harvey Weinstein will use his accusers’ own words — in text messages and emails — to counter allegations that he sexually assaulted them, a defense lawyer said Wednesday. During opening statements at the disgraced movie mogul’s trial, lawyer Damon Cheronis … read more

Defense

Saudi Arabia’s Phone Hacking Shows We Need Better Encryption — Not Backdoors

Saudi Arabia’s Phone Hacking Shows We Need Better Encryption — Not Backdoors End-to-end encryption isn’t good enough. Files and cloud backups need strong crypto as well. Before the world learned that history’s richest man had been hacked by agents of … read more

Politics

Trump Dismisses Troops’ Possible Brain Injuries as ‘Headaches’

Trump Dismisses Troops’ Possible Brain Injuries as ‘Headaches’ WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday dismissed concussion symptoms reported by several American troops after Iranian airstrikes on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq as “not very serious,” even as the Pentagon … read more

USA

Portrait of judge taken down because of his ‘racist past’

Portrait of judge taken down because of his ‘racist past’ A North Carolina county has removed a portrait of a 19th-century state Supreme Court justice from a courtroom at the request of a judge who cited the justice’s “racist past … read more

World News

Your Thursday Briefing

Your Thursday Briefing Good morning. We’re covering a transportation shutdown to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, growing evidence of Saudi involvement in the hacking of Jeff Bezos’s cellphone and a major step for Brexit. , the epicenter of … read more

Entertainment

‘Picard’ star Patrick Stewart stuns Whoopi Goldberg with ‘Star Trek’ offer

“Star Trek: Picard” actor Sir Patrick Stewart himself landed the newest cast member for Season 2: Whoopi Goldberg. During an appearance on “The View” Wednesday, Stewart offered a “formal invitation” for a visibly shocked co-host Goldberg to reprise her role … read more

Lifestyle

Inside Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Love Story: In-N-Out Burgers and “Super Sexy Photos”

Inside Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Love Story: In-N-Out Burgers and “Super Sexy Photos” At first glance, the answer seems obvious. Asked the secret to her six-year marriage with John Legend—a union that inspires countless #RelationshipGoals tweets—Chrissy Teigen told Vogue in … read more

Auto-Moto

Right-sized RVs for 2020

Right-sized RVs for 2020 Right-Sized RVs If you were born before the first moon walk — we’re talking the planet, not Michael Jackson — you probably remember custom vans of the 1970s: shag carpeting covering every interior surface (including a … read more

Sports

Check out these good value plays at Farmers Insurance Open

This week’s field for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego is a deep one, as Rory McIlroy (6/1) and Tiger Woods (10/1) make their 2020 debuts. Jon Rahm, the 2017 tournament champion, is sandwiched in between … read more

Music

Wyclef Jean Announces Cannabis Product Line With Cali Life

Wyclef Jean Announces Cannabis Product Line With Cali Life Wyclef Jean is the latest celebrity to launch their very own cannabis product line. Cali Life Cannabis announced on Wednesday that they have partnered with the artist and producer for his … read more

Science-Tech

Lawmakers Who Disrespect Trans Kids Encourage Everyone Else to Do the Same

Lawmakers Who Disrespect Trans Kids Encourage Everyone Else to Do the Same Anti-trans violence isn’t inevitable. It’s enacted and encouraged from the top down. A heartbreaking story by Orlando Weekly on Wednesday makes this clear. In the piece, a mother … read more