Erling Haaland favors move to Real Madrid over Manchester United
Looks like Manchester United is once again getting the thumbs-down from Norwegian hot youngster Erling Haaland as the Manchester Evening News via Spanish outlet ABC reports that Borussia Dortmund’s sensational star striker would much prefer a move to Real Madrid over Manchester United, should he leave Borussia Dortmund anytime soon.ABC claim that the 20-year-old young superstar is eyeing a move to the Spanish capital as he’d have the chance to link up with close friend and international teammate, Martin Odegaard, for Los Blancos.The report also adds that the good relationship between Real Madr...
Football Tribe Asia
Tesla to export Chinese Model 3 to Europe as local sales struggle to keep pace
US electric vehicle giant Tesla will begin exporting its China-made Model 3 sedans to a dozen of European countries this month as it faces dual pressures of plunging sales in Europe and slower-than-expected growth in China, according to persons familiar with the matter.Why it matters: Excess inventory at Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai is piling up as the EV maker’s brick-and-mortar showroom expansion in China—particularly in lower-tier cities—struggles to keep up.The California-based automaker also aims to make up for lost ground in Europe where sales have plunged this year due to the pandemic a...
Chicago 7 prosecutor: 'They were going to try to destroy our trial. And they did a damn good job'
CHICAGO — Even five decades later, former federal prosecutor Dick Schultz has a pretty good idea of when the legendary Chicago 7 trial started to go off the rails: during the testimony of the very first witness.That day in September 1969, U.S. District Judge Julius Hoffman halted the trial after he was informed that a juror had received a threatening letter purportedly sent from the Black Panthers. Hoffman, famous for his ironclad control of his courtroom, told attorneys from both sides to keep the information to themselves so he could question the juror in private, Schultz told the Chicago Tr...
Pope Francis calls for civil union laws for same-sex couples: 'They are children of God and have a right to a family'
Pope Francis says same-sex unions need to be legally protected in a stunning departure from the Vatican on the issue.“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family,” Francis said in a new documentary that premiered in Rome Wednesday.“Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” he added.According to the Catholic News Agency, the remarks came as the documentary, “Francesco,” touched on how the church should care for LGBTQ people.“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the 8...
New York Daily News
Review: 'The Vacation,' by T.M. Logan
“The Vacation” by T.M. Logan; St. Martin’s Press (384 pages, $28.99)———The choice seemed simple enough. Four women, best friends since childhood, want a getaway vacation. When the richest of them is offered a free week at a client’s villa in France, they all jump at the chance to invite their husbands and children to leave muggy England behind for the French beach and countryside.One of the women is now a widow, a nagging wound that the group delicately sidesteps. The men, who know one another only through their wives, get along socially even if they seem to have little in common.Right off the...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
8 reasons we're still reading mystery writer Agatha Christie after 100 years
I’ve had the good fortune to fall in love with Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries twice.I was in grade school when my grandmother introduced me to the writer whose more than 2 billion books sold makes her the bestselling novelist of all time. I’d never been to England, couldn’t relate to its class struggles and was four decades younger than Christie’s detectives, but I was hooked immediately.It happened again more than 40 years later when I reread her mysteries in order and blogged about them. Even when I remembered whodunit, it was like discovering the books all over again.This month is the 1...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Book review: Outsider Rebus looks inward in Ian Rankin's superb 'A Song for the Dark Times'
“A Song for the Dark Times” by Ian Rankin; Little, Brown (336 pages, $27)———Retirement has never fit former Edinburgh police Inspector John Rebus. His life has revolved around solving crimes, bringing killers to justice and battling the city’s crime boss. Ian Rankin retired his popular character in 2007’s “Exit Music,” adhering to Scotland’s mandatory retirement age for police, but brought him back in both official and unofficial roles.Rankin has found fresh ways to explore his insightful, cantankerous and independent character in each of Rebus’ reappearances, as he does in “A Song for the Dar...
Voting intimidation emails to Florida students may be scam, authorities say
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A string of voter intimidation emails that were purportedly sent by the Proud Boys, a self-described militia group, were reported to state and federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday morning, according to Alachua Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton.Alachua County officials were made aware of the emails on Tuesday morning. In one of the emails, the sender told a voter to “vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you,” according to a copy obtained by the Miami Herald.“Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us know you received our message and will ...
No one knew Epstein's secrets like Ghislaine Maxwell; how much did her testimony reveal?
WASHINGTON — When a 418-page transcript of a deposition given by Ghislaine Maxwell is made public, perhaps by week’s end, it will mark a major milestone in a legal fight by the Miami Herald to reveal Jeffrey Epstein’s protected world by shining light in uncomfortable places.Maxwell — the alleged madam to the late disgraced financier — sits in a New York jail awaiting a July trial date, denied bail on federal sex trafficking charges and considered a flight risk. She sought to block release of the lengthy April 2016 deposition, arguing it would hurt her defense in separate criminal proceedings.L...
Trudy Rubin: If reelected, Trump's likely to ramp up political prosecutions of opponents
Not long after federal authorities broke up an extremist plot to kidnap or kill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whom President Donald Trump regularly denounces, a Trump rally began chanting, “Lock her up.”Did President Trump stop them? Of course not. His response was, “Lock them all up,” a reference not only to Whitmer but to Hillary Clinton and the Bidens. When asked about his comments, Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, told CNN, “He was having fun at a Trump rally.”Some joke.More and more, Trump appears ready to follow the lead of autocratic leaders, in Poland, Turkey, Belarus and...
The Philadelphia Inquirer