Rep. Joe Kennedy to Announce Challenge of Sen. Markey in Massachusetts Primary

STEVE LeBLANC / AP BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America’s most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state’s Democratic primary in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy’s plans told The Associated Press that Kennedy will formally make the announcement Saturday. The person wasn’t authorized to preempt Kennedy’s announcement and spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity. The 38-year-old grandson of Robert Kennedy has been quietly laying down the foundation of a run, building up his staff and formally announcing his intentions by … Continue reading Rep. Joe Kennedy to Announce Challenge of Sen. Markey in Massachusetts Primary

Trump Says Cutting Regulations Is Good for Business. But His New Battle on Car Emission Standards Could Hurt the Auto Industry

Tara Law President Donald Trump says his latest move to roll back California’s state-level car regulations is going to make cars cheaper and help automakers. But car companies say they don’t want lower standards and experts warn that the changes could even harm automakers who have made major investments in new, green technology. Speaking at the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, the President announced the elimination of a rule that allows California to set stricter gas mileage standards. The policy shift could have profound implications for the American auto industry. California has more vehicles on the road than any other … Continue reading Trump Says Cutting Regulations Is Good for Business. But His New Battle on Car Emission Standards Could Hurt the Auto Industry

Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School, Canada’s Liberal Party Admits

Anna Purna Kambhampaty, Madeleine Carlisle and Melissa Chan Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident. The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school … Continue reading Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School, Canada’s Liberal Party Admits

Referee Who Told High School Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks Suspended for Two Seasons

David Porter / AP (TRENTON, N.J.) — A referee who told a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year was suspended by the state for two seasons Wednesday, and officials also announced mandatory bias training for all referees and coaches involved in high school athletics. Referee Alan Maloney, who is white, told Buena Regional wrestler Andrew Johnson, who identifies as multiracial, that he had to cut his hair or forfeit the match last December. A widely disseminated video showed Johnson’s hair being cut on the sidelines. The state Division on Civil Rights … Continue reading Referee Who Told High School Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks Suspended for Two Seasons

Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi Breaks Down the Hidden Meanings in the Music That Played Over Daenerys’ Death

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. If you’re still wondering why Drogon chose to burn the Iron Throne rather than Jon Snow (Kit Harington) after discovering that Jon had killed Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in the Game of Thrones finale, then the show’s composer, Ramin Djawadi, has some answers for you. After the final episode of Game of Thrones season 8 aired in May, some fans were confused as to why Drogon didn’t take revenge on Jon for killing his mother after finding Jon standing over her body in the Red Keep throne room. But according to … Continue reading Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi Breaks Down the Hidden Meanings in the Music That Played Over Daenerys’ Death

How Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi’s Live Concert Lets Fans Relive the Show’s Most Epic Moments

Megan McCluskey The final season of Game of Thrones was met with mixed reviews, but if there was one aspect of season 8 that most fans would agree didn’t disappoint, it was the music. Thanks to composer Ramin Djawadi, who won his second consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series on Sept. 15, Game of Thrones has long been lauded for its equal parts epic and emotionally stirring score. From the show’s unforgettable main title theme to melodic adaptations of the lyrics to songs from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series like … Continue reading How Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi’s Live Concert Lets Fans Relive the Show’s Most Epic Moments

These Famous Actors Have Never Won an Emmy Award

Raisa Bruner On Sunday night, the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Fox. Long considered television’s biggest night, Emmy competition has become increasingly stiff as high-quality shows have proliferated, thanks in part to the continued expansion of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. For many actors, 2019 marks a final chance to take home a prize after years of playing a beloved character: shows including Game of Thrones and Veep recently ended their blockbuster runs. That means that stars like Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen and Gwendoline Christie are … Continue reading These Famous Actors Have Never Won an Emmy Award