Rip Torn, cult actor and Artie in the Larry Sanders Show dies aged 88

Star of a string of 60s classics fell foul of Hollywood because of his temper but found a fresh lease of life in comedy, from TVs Larry Sanders Show to the Men in Black films Rip Torn, Americas celebrated wildman actor, has died aged 88. Torn, who had been a constant presence on stage and screen since the mid-1950s, was arguably better known for his eccentric, and occasionally violent, antics when the cameras werent rolling and on one notorious occasion, …

Outcry after reports Brazil plans to investigate Glenn Greenwald

Federal police reportedly asked money laundering unit to investigate the financial activities of the US journalist Brazils Bar Association, journalists and opposition lawmakers have reacted with outrage to reports that the countrys federal police plan to investigate the bank accounts of an American journalist who published leaked conversations between prosecutors and the graft-busting judge who is now Jair Bolsonaros justice minister. The rightwing site the Antagonist (O Antagonista) said Kennedy Alencar, a leading political commentator on CBN Radio. If there …

Donald Trump threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU products

Whisky, cheese and olives among items that could be hit in row over aircraft subsidies Donald Trump has threatened fresh tariffs on $4bn (3,2bn) of European products including cheese, scotch whisky and olives, ratcheting up pressure on the EU in a US representatives office released a list of 89 additional items including olives, Italian and Dutch cheese, Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, pasta, coffee and ham that could face tariffs. These join products worth $21bn that were announced as potential targets …

Pete Buttigieg: police killing exposes mayor’s troubled history with minorities

Indiana citys black community says his handling of a tragedy is part of a pattern that leaves people of color behind At a South Bend council meeting last week, Tyree Bonds, the brother of Eric Logan, a black man shot and killed last week by a white police officer, stood up with a message for this Indiana city, whose mayor has emerged as an unexpected force in the 2020 Democratic race. Stop using [the shooting] for your own personal agenda, …

Four restaurants in the Bronx feel the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez effect

An uptick in visitors follows after New York congresswoman recommends Bronx restaurants Aurora Cerrato says it took all of one day for the AOC effect to take hold at her restaurant in Little Italy in the Bronx. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the New York congresswoman, progressive rising star in the Democratic party and local Bronx celebrity tweeted about her visit to MangiPasta earlier this month, Cerrato saw an almost immediate uptick in visitors. They were like you know why Im here? …

Donald Trump accused of sexually assaulting writer E Jean Carroll

Carroll alleges that Trump assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in 1995 or 1996, as president says he never met her Donald Trump is facing a fresh allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman in his days as a real estate developer in the mid 1990s, adding to the long list of claims against him of sexual misconduct. In a cover story in https://t.co/4nvDE0pV0h long line of women who have come forward to publicly accuse Trump of sexual …

Stephen Colbert on Trump: ‘Its even worse when he tells the truth’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps ABC interview where he admitted he would take foreign information on his opponents and not report it With Donald Trump admitting he would accept foreign intelligence on his political opponents, late-night hosts had a fresh crop of material. Stephen Colbert: Muellers like, damn it, honey, Im going back to work! On The Late Show, Colbert began: Every night, I stand up here and make jokes about all of Donald Trumps lies. But today, I think I …