It was supposed to be a momentous image: The first Black woman on the nation’s highest court, captured in a historic shoot for one of the world’s most distinguished publications. But the end product of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Vogue spread lit social media on fire this week, with many critics complaining that Vogue is too-high profile to continuously miss the mark when it comes to photographing Black subjects. On Tuesday, famed photographer Annie Leibovitz sneak-peeked photos from what Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour called a “historic portrait” for the mag’s famed September issue, released just before the Supreme Court’s new term begins in October. Jackson made history in April when she was confirmed as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. “United States Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., 2022,” Leibovitz tweeted with two images of Jackson at the National Mall. The first showcased her leaning on … [Read more...] about Where Did Vogue Go So Wrong With Its ‘Historic’ Ketanji Brown Jackson Pic?
London (CNN Business) Millions of people in the United Kingdom are steeling themselves for colossal rises to their energy bills over the next few months, a coda to a year already marked by record price increases. The crisis is not unique to the country. Prices have shot up across Europe since last fall, driven by a spike in demand as countries lifted pandemic lockdowns. Russia's invasion of Ukraine in late February, and the subsequent drop in Moscow's oil and natural gas exports to Europe , have pushed prices even higher. But UK energy prices are now higher than in comparable economies like France and Italy, analysts told CNN Business. And Brits have suffered much bigger price increases than in most European countries, including Germany, where decades of energy policy has been turned on its head by the Ukraine war. The Office for National Statistics said this week that UK natural gas prices rose nearly 96% in the year to July, while electricity … [Read more...] about Why UK energy prices are rising much faster than in Europe
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge on Friday blocked county prosecutors from enforcing the state’s 1931 ban on abortion for the foreseeable future after two days of witness testimony from abortion experts, providers and the state’s chief medical officer. The ruling comes after the state Court of Appeals said earlier this month that county prosecutors were not covered by a May order and could enforce the prohibition following the fall of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. “The harm to the body of women and people capable of pregnancy in not issuing the injunction could not be more real, clear, present and dangerous to the court,” Oakland County Judge Jacob Cunningham said during his ruling Friday. David Kallman, an attorney representing two Republican county prosecutors, said an appeal is planned. “The judge ignored all of the clear legal errors and problems in this case, it appears to me, simply because the issue is abortion,” Kallman told The Associated Press … [Read more...] about Judge: Prosecutors cannot enforce Michigan’s abortion ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender kids in Utah will be not be subjected to sports participation limits at the start of the upcoming school year after a judge delayed the implementation of a statewide ban passed earlier this year. Judge Keith Kelly’s decision Friday to put the law on hold until a legal challenges is resolved came after he recently rejected a request by Utah state attorneys to dismiss the case. Most Utah schools students head back to classes this month. Attorneys representing the families of three transgender student-athletes filed the lawsuit challenging the ban last May, contending it violates the Utah Constitution’s guarantees of equal rights and due process. Similar cases are underway in states such as Idaho, West Virginia and Indiana. The issue of whether transgender girls should be allowed to participate in female sports has become flashpoint across the U.S. with Republican lawmakers passing legislation to block them based on the premise it gives them an … [Read more...] about Judge puts Utah ban on transgender kids in sports on hold
GENEVA (AP) — The Champions League is staying on CBS in the United States for an additional six years with parent company Paramount paying $250 million a year to renew its prime European soccer rights through 2030, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Friday. That's an increase of 250% from the previous deal, starting in the 2024-25 season when a new competition format creates a 50% increase in the number of games. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced by Champions League organizer UEFA. The current Paramount deal is for $100 million per season for the English language rights for 2021-24. In May, CBS drew a U.S.-record for a Champions League final broadcast in English with a 2.76 million average audience for Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Liverpool. The Spanish language rights in the U.S. – currently held by Univision for about $40 million per season through 2024 – have not yet been sold, the person told the … [Read more...] about Source: CBS extends Champions League deal for $250M a year
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan police on Friday raided the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop who is an outspoken critic of President Daniel Ortega’s government, detaining him and several other priests who had been holed up inside for two weeks as tensions escalated between the government and the church. The pre-dawn raid came after Nicaraguan authorities had accused Matagalpa Bishop Rolando Álvarez of “organizing violent groups” and inciting them “to carry out acts of hate against the population.” President Daniel Ortega's government has moved systematically against voices of dissent. Dozens of political opposition leaders were arrested last year, including seven potential candidates to challenge him for the presidency. They were sentenced to prison this year in quick trials closed to the public. The congress, dominated by Ortega's Sandinista National Liberation Front, has … [Read more...] about Nicaraguan police detain bishop, other priests in raid
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A part of a human foot found in a shoe floating in a hot spring in the southern part of Yellowstone National Park earlier this week is believed to be linked to a July 31 death, park officials said Friday. While the investigation continues, foul play is not suspected. The shoe was recovered from Abyss Pool on Tuesday, park officials reported. News of that discovery led a man from Maryland to contact the National Park Service to report that he and his family had spotted a shoe, floating sole up, in the hot spring on the morning of Aug. 11. Chris Quinn of Pasadena, Maryland, said he sent a photo of the shoe to the park service. While the park service did not confirm it was the same type of shoe found Tuesday, Quinn said he would be surprised if it's not related to the same incident. Abyss Pool, located west of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, is 53 feet (16 meters) deep and the temperature is about 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius), park officials … [Read more...] about Yellowstone says foot in hot spring linked to July 31 death
16 Business The six-story building will meet "pent-up demand for transit-oriented living," developer says. David Giuliani , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies ELMHURST, IL – Construction has begun on a six-story, 200-unit apartment complex on the edge of downtown Elmhurst. The complex, called Vyne on Haven, is set for the northwest corner of Haven Road and First Street. In January, the City Council unanimously approved it . This was after the developer, Minneapolis-based Ryan Companies, changed the plans in response to neighbors' concerns. On Tuesday, Mayor Scott Levin and Ryan executives took part in a ground-breaking ceremony. “Vyne on Haven will meet the pent-up demand for transit-oriented living in the western suburbs,” Toby Veit, a Ryan vice president, said in a news release. "It’s just steps from restaurants, nightlife and the Metra station." Veit said the complex's name is a "nod to the beautiful … [Read more...] about Big Elmhurst Apartment Complex Under Construction
Care for your home with 0 Home & Garden First day of the Highwood festival lives up to hype. Check out our photo gallery below the article. Tim Moran , Patch Staff Posted Reply A Chicago suburb is decked in red this weekend and it has nothing to do with the Blackhawks’ pursuit of a third Stanley Cup in six years. Well, actually quite a few were donning Hawks jerseys, but most came to downtown Highwood Saturday to celebrate the art of having red hair. The first ever Redhead Days Festival in the United States kicked off on the lawn outside Highwood City Hall on Saturday. According to … [Read more...] about Day 1 of Redhead Days a Success; Record-Breaking Ginger Photo Planned for Sunday
Some people with student loans received a notice Thursday from their servicer that their next payment would automatically debit at the beginning of next month — but the Education Department said any communications from servicers about payments restarting was sent in error. The clock is ticking down on the expiration at the end of the month of the student loan payment pause, a pandemic measure that halted borrowers’ payments and set their interest rate to zero. But student loan servicer Nelnet sent borrowers an email saying payments would automatically debit Sept. 1 and to check their website up to three days prior to make changes to that scheduled debit. READ MORE: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Investigating Incident At Lennard High School It is not clear how many borrowers received the message. Hours after the notification went out, Nelnet sent out a second email saying payments remain paused due to COVID-19. READ MORE: NASA's Mega Moon Rocket Arrived At The … [Read more...] about A student loan servicer told some borrowers payments will be auto-debited Sept. 1. They won’t.