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RB Leipzig overpowers Tottenham Hotspur in Champions League

RB Leipzig overpowers Tottenham Hotspur in Champions League

Bundesliga club RB Leipzig outplayed Tottenham Hotspur to take charge of their Champions League last-16 tie. There was another winner from Wednesday’s game in Leipzig coach Julien Nagelsmann, who set up his team from the outset to outrun and outpress Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, as the 32-year-old German further burnished his growing reputation as a manager.…MORE

A new use for McDonald’s used cooking oil: 3D printing

A new use for McDonald’s used cooking oil: 3D printing

Professor Andre Simpson had a problem. The University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus was paying through the nose for a crucial material for its 3D printer. Few would have guessed McDonald’s would come to the rescue. Simpson is director of the school’s Environmental NMR Center dedicated to environmental research. Central to this research is an analytical…MORE

Rapper Pop Smoke killed in home invasion, officials confirm

Rapper Pop Smoke killed in home invasion, officials confirm

The rapper Pop Smoke was killed during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills, California, residence early Wednesday, a police official and federal law enforcement source confirmed to CNN. He was 20 years old and enjoying the success of his sophomore mixtape, which was released last week. Police held a press conference about the home…MORE

The economy is roaring. So why are more workers striking?

The economy is roaring. So why are more workers striking?

Labor strikes are back. Forty-six thousand GM employees made headlines last year by halting work to ask for stronger protections and better healthcare. But it wasn’t just the automaker — there has been a strike renaissance over the past two years. The largest job action of 2019 involved 92,700 North Carolina public school teachers who…MORE

Judges postpone emergency meeting to discuss Trump/Barr concerns

Judges postpone emergency meeting to discuss Trump/Barr concerns

A group of federal judges hastily postponed an emergency meeting that was scheduled to take place Wednesday to discuss concerns about President Donald Trump and the Justice Department’s intervention in politically charged cases. Megan Cruz, the executive director of the Federal Judges Association, said the meeting was set to occur Wednesday afternoon and the group…MORE

Gun control group Everytown to spend $8 million on Texas races

Gun control group Everytown to spend $8 million on Texas races

Everytown for Gun Safety announced Wednesday that it is pouring $8 million into Texas to elect “gun sense” candidates, the gun-control group’s largest election effort ever in the state. “We believe Texas can be the next emerging battleground with gun safety as a tipping point,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, a part of…MORE

Appeals court sides with Florida ex-felons in fight for voting rights

Appeals court sides with Florida ex-felons in fight for voting rights

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling giving Florida ex-felons the right to vote regardless of fines and fees associated with their convictions. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, affirming a district court’s previous decision, said a Republican-led effort to require ex-felons to pay up before they can vote — a requirement that…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Wednesday’s Dirt

Harry Styles is having a very hard time right now.  On Valentine’s Day, he was held up at knifepoint in London.  The thief demanded cash, which Harry handed over, and the guy ran off.  Harry is said to have been unharmed.  But the very next day, his ex-girlfriend was found dead of an apparent suicide.…

Tuesday’s Dirt

All ‘Price is Right’ tapings have been canceled this week after Drew Carey’s ex-finacee was apparently murdered over the weekend.  Her ex-boyfriend is currently being held on $2 million bond. Kensington Palace is said to be haunted by Peter the Wild Boy.  The feral boy, who was brought to the palace as a pet for…