Constance Wu clarifies tweets expressing dismay over sitcom renewal

Crazy Rich Asians star sees Fresh Off the Boat get sixth season, prompting swearwords over clash with another project Constance Wu, the star of the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, has sought to clarify a series of tweets sent after the show was renewed for a sixth season in which she expressed her dismay. So upset right now that Im literally crying, she and Fucking hell. She also indicated her displeasure on Instagram. Wu initially said fans responding to her tweets were making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying but on Saturday she said the tweets were indeed related to the news about her show. In her statement, Wu said she had been temporarily upset because …

Chelsea Manning will risk return to jail over new subpoena

Manning said she would not comply with a subpoena to testify about her interactions with Julian Assange Chelsea Manning will risk being returned to jail this week by refusing to comply with a new demand from the US government to testify before a grand jury, she said on Sunday. In an interview with CNNs Reliable Sources, Manning said she would not comply with a subpoena from federal prosecutors in Virginia to testify on Thursday about her interactions with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. I am going to refuse, said Manning. I think that this grand jury is an improper I think that all grand juries are improper. I dont like the secrecy of it. Manning was issued with a …

Uber workers told to ignore ‘pessimistic voices’ as shares slide

CEO defiant in email but downward spiral continues after stock market debut The chief executive of Uber has urged employees to ignore pessimistic voices after shares in the company slumped again on their second day of trading since Fridays disappointing trade tension between the US and China, Ubers stock market value fell below $63bn (49bn), just over half the $120bn that its investment bankers $UBER employees today: “There are many versions of our future that are highly profitable and valuable, and there are of course some that are less so. During times of negative market sentiment, the pessimistic voices get louder, and the optimistic voices pull back” China hit back at the US with further import tariffs in the latest …

Rabbi wounded in synagogue shooting says senseless hate killings must stop

Yisroel Goldstein, shot at point blank range, says we are being mown down like animals The rabbi wounded in the shooting at his synagogue in California has said it was a miracle he was not dead and that senseless hate killings based on religion must stop. We are being mown down like animals, said Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who lost one of his index fingers when he held up his hands in defense as the gunman shot him. Goldstein stood outside the synagogue after being released from hospital on Sunday afternoon, with both his hands heavily bandaged, and choked up as he recalled how motivated the 19-year-old suspect, who surrendered to police shortly after the attack. The FBI said it received …

Beto O’Rourke is coming to California. Can the trip redeem his campaign?

Over 25,000 Californians donated to his Senate run. Now as ORourke visits the state, hes focused on voters rather than their wallets For a moment, Beto ORourke, fresh faced and with a natural gift for cadence, was Americas great liberal hope the consensus pick to be the next big thing. The two-time congressman from El Paso raised over $80m in 2018, more than any previous candidate for the US Senate, in his bid to launching his presidential campaign in March, ORourke has discovered that almost becoming a senator, and being slightly too liberal for Texas, have not proved to be standout attributes in a crowded field of contenders for the Democratic nomination. California could help him turn that that around. …

‘I am a gaffe machine’: a history of Joe Biden’s biggest blunders

As the former vice-president enters a crowded 2020 field, will his well-documented past of confusing and embarrassing moments work against him? After months of speculation and hinting, Joe Biden but polls in recent weeks have consistently shown him leading the pack, perhaps because of his experience and lengthy record in office. But unlike some of his much younger opponents, its his decades in the public eye, and in particular his well-documented history of confusing or downright embarrassing gaffes and misstatements, that may end up working against him. He even made a gaffe about his intentions to run for the White House. Just last month he seemed to put his hands on his wife Stephanies shoulders, rubbing them and appearing to …

One church, two popes: why Catholicism is in crisis this Easter | Peter Stanford

Pope Franciss predecessor represents a conservative Catholicism being seized on by the likes of Bannon and Salvini, writes author and ex Catholic Herald editor Peter Stanford In his pre-Easter address to pilgrims gathering in Rome, Pope Francis highlighted Jesuss words as he died on the cross on the first Good Friday: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do. We all, the Argentinian pontiff stressed, need to find the courage to forgive those who have wronged us. Those remarks sparked speculation about who exactly Francis was struggling to forgive. Top of most lists in Rome this Easter is his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who 6,000-word article in a German magazine. It made headlines by blaming the clerical …

William Barr: the attorney general who has the president’s back

Barr is under fire for defending Trump ahead of the Mueller report release, but he has a record of keeping the long arm of the law out of the White House When significant portions of the special counsel Robert Muellers report finally came to light on Thursday, politics observers reeled at its second volume a tweeted. He cant represent both. Barr must resign. But to those familiar with Barr and his career, there never was much question as to whether an obstruction-of-justice charge or any other charge against the president would materialize, no matter how high the mountain of evidence. Before Trump picked him to lead the justice department last year, Barr had established a 40-year track record as a …

‘He said two things to me in five years. And one was thanks for the cheese’ – Merce Cunningham

He was a rail-thin, zen-like powerhouse who electrified dance and his pupils. As Merce Cunninghams centenary is celebrated, four disciples recall an unforgettable teacher He was like the sun get too close and youd get burned Valda Setterfield, danced with the company in 1961 and 1965-75When I came to New York in 1958, I was 23 and didnt know a thing. A British dancer said to me: You know, they have very interesting ideas in New York that we dont have. I felt maybe Id made a mistake, but then I watched Merces class and thought: This is why I came to America! The class had an anatomical sense to it it went into an amazing range of shapes and …