Racism, sexism congregate on Trump’s Twitch channels during RNC

But while it’s known as the home of massive esports tournaments — in 2018, its livestream of the League of Legends World Championship pulled in a collective 28.1 million hours of live viewing — Twitch’s content has gone far beyond the category of gaming, expanding into livestreams of cooking, music festivals, live sports and talk … Leer más

Top Biden adviser agrees to voluntary deposition in GOP Ukraine probe

The interviews are expected to take place in early September. A spokesperson for Johnson, Austin Altenburg, said: “We are not commenting on our ongoing discussions with potential witnesses.” Hochstein declined to comment. Blinken, through a spokesperson, declined to comment. The forthcoming interviews are a victory for Johnson, who has viewed testimony from Blinken and Hochstein … Leer más

NBA postponing Thursday’s postseason games

It was the Raptors and Celtics who had been most vocal about the idea of a boycott, but the Milwaukee Bucks acted first when they opted to remain in their locker room instead of playing their Game 5 against Orlando on Wednesday. Players also decided Thursday that they want to continue the season, another person … Leer más

Exclusive: Trump set to skewer Biden in convention address

President Donald Trump. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo By ALEX ISENSTADT 08/27/2020 11:51 AM EDT Updated: 08/27/2020 12:09 PM EDT President Donald Trump will unload on Joe Biden in a blistering convention speech Thursday night, according to two people familiar with the address. Trump is expected to go after the former vice president on everything from … Leer más

Laura makes landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane-force winds extending 60 miles from the storm’s center neared the coast, forecasters said, and bands of heavy rain fell 30 miles from the beach in Lake Charles. Maximum sustained winds increased to 150 mph before nightfall, and forecasters said up to 15 inches of rain could fall. Forecasters issued a string of tornado warnings … Leer más

GOP deploys ‘heroes’ to soften Trump’s hard edges

It was a night meant to merge the dueling messages that consumed the previous two nights of the Republican National Convention – one part compassionate conservatism for the pre-Trump GOP, the other red meat for Trump’s liberal-loathing base. “America’s heroism is not relegated to the battlefield… It’s the parent who will re-learn algebra because there’s … Leer más

European Union too slow to help Belarus, Lithuania says

The crisis in Belarus, which erupted after President Alexander Lukashenko won an August 9 election and brutally cracked down on subsequent protests, has divided the EU. Some member countries, especially Belarus’ immediate neighbors Lithuania and Poland, are pushing for a more vigorous response from Brussels, backing Belarusian opposition calls for a new election and the … Leer más

Richard Grenell claims he watched Trump ‘charm’ Germany’s Merkel

Grenell attempted to turn on its head Democrats’ criticism of Trump’s foreign policy as “nationalist,” noting that “The D.C. crowd thinks when they call Donald Trump a nationalist, they’re insulting him.” “As if the American president isn’t supposed to base foreign policy on America’s national interests,” Grenell said. Grenell derided the Obama administration’s decision to … Leer más