Search / 82 results found

from
to
Mcclatchy
  • +2

Amy Schumer didn't want the job. Chris Rock passed, not wanting to commit beyond the 2016 presidential election. Louis C.K. and Amy Poehler also said no. As Trevor Noah, the guy who eventually won the gig, put it in a 2019 interview with the Los Angeles Times: "Only an idiot would take over from Jon Stewart as the host of 'The Daily Show.' And luckily, I was that idiot." Comedy Central ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — Senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a $2.1 billion spending bill meant to shore up their own safety in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, reimburse the National Guard for a monthslong activation to secure the complex and relocate Afghans who helped the U.S. government during the war. The 98-0 vote sends the measure to the House for final approval, where ...

Mcclatchy

Here’s a dash of bad news. McCormick & Co. is recalling certain seasonings amid concerns of possible salmonella contamination. The company on Monday shared a release announcing the voluntary recall of McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning, and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning. At the time of the announcement, no illnesses had been reported in ...

Mcclatchy
  • Updated

First lady Jill Biden will undergo a medical procedure Thursday to remove an object lodged in her left foot, a White House official said. Biden stepped on the unknown object while walking on a beach during an official event in Hawaii over the weekend, spokesman Michael LaRosa said in a statement. The procedure will be done at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where President Biden ...

Mcclatchy

But wait — there’s no more. Salesman, marketing visionary and inventor Ron Popeil wrapped up a colorful life Wednesday morning, according to TMZ, which reports that the 86-year-old Ronco founder died in a Los Angeles hospital after an unspecified medical emergency. Known as well for his creative spirit as his ability to sell the items he sometimes made, Popeil is credited for introducing the ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted to advance bipartisan infrastructure legislation, capping weeks of late-night negotiations and launching the next step in what has become one of President Joe Biden’s key domestic priorities — even as challenges await the measure in the House. By a 67-32 vote, the Senate moved to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for a ...

Mcclatchy
  • Updated

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill is dead at 72. The bearded bass player’s death was announced by his bandmates of more than 50 years. “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.,” Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard said in a statement posted to the band’s Instagram account. “We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — Four Capitol and Metropolitan Police Department officers on Tuesday recounted their experience fighting off the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol during the first hearing of a new House committee investigating the attack. “I recall thinking to myself, this is how I’m going to die, defending this entrance,” Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell said. “I could have lost my life ...

Mcclatchy

ATLANTA — The Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three metro Atlanta spas — including six women of Asian descent — pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison, even as he faces the death penalty on the other murder charges. Robert Aaron Long, 22, reached a plea agreement with Cherokee County prosecutors to avoid the death penalty for his role ...

Mcclatchy

WASHINGTON — Senate infrastructure talks suffered a setback Monday after Republicans rejected an offer meant to address all outstanding issues from the White House and Democrats, calling into question goals of passing a $579 billion measure before Congress’s August recess. The Democrats’ Sunday night offer was aimed at resolving provisions include funding for highways and bridges, water, ...