LeBron James dropped 27 points in Cleveland’s 116-86 blowout win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.
Shortly before the end of the first half, though, James may have, sort of, interacted with a Donald Trump supporter sitting in the front row at Quicken Loans Arena while he was checking into the game.
After checking in at the scorer’s table, James was about to make his way into the game when he went to toss his sweat towel off to the side and away from the court.
A man wearing a red Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat was sitting in the front row, right next to where James was standing. The man motioned for James to toss him the towel — which would be an incredible souvenir to take home from any game James plays in, let alone a playoff game.
James, though, did not toss the man the towel. Instead, he hesitated a moment while looking in the man’s direction and then tossed the towel off to the side.
Tapper to Mark Warner: Shootings Did Not Just Start in the Trump Admin.; They Have Been Going on for Decades and Democrats Did Nothing -- Mark Warner: "I think this epidemic seems to have gotten much worse in the last 10 years. There are plenty of things we could have pointed back to the '80s and 90s that perhaps in retrospect more should have been done. The fact is it is now 2018. We have these tragedies it feels like once a quarter. There are a few days with the exception of what happened after parkland and my hope and my appeal to everyone is let's do an all of the above. For those folks that I work with in the Congress, take a moment and let your position evolve. There are ways that we can put reasonable restraints without dramatically interfering with people's Second Amendment rights."
Former President Barack Obama's education secretary said that parents should boycott their children's schools until the country's gun laws are changed.
Arne Duncan tweeted Friday that it's "tragically necessary" to pull kids out of schools in order to keep them safe from potential gun violence.
His opinion was in response to Education Department former employee Peter Cunningham's tweet that first suggested the move.
Duncan's sentiments come just days after a high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, that left 10 dead and another 10 wounded.
Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday.
The announcement came after high-level talks in the US capital and followed months of tensions over what President Donald Trump has blasted as an unfair commercial relationship between the two economic giants.
Vice-Premier Liu He, who led Chinese negotiators in Washington said: "The two sides reached a consensus, will not fight a trade war, and will stop increasing tariffs on each other," state-run news agency Xinhua reported Sunday.
Explosions rocked a nearby military airfield in Hama Province on Friday, with the exact cause of the incident yet to be determined. According to reports, the blasts hit depots containing weapons and oil.
Video has emerged which shows a New Jersey police officer smacking a dispatcher in the face with a sex toy they referred to as 'Big Blue' and allegedly used to harass staffers.
The footage was obtained by NJ.com on Friday after a lawsuit which alleges widespread harassment including use of the sex toy was filed against Mountainside Police Department by former officers.
The 2015 clip shows Lt. Thomas Murphy laughing as Det. Seg. Andrew Huber hits the staffer in the face and dangles it on his head.
According to the lawsuit filed by four former cops, Huber kept it in his desk drawer and later in a filing cabinet and used it to harass colleagues, sometimes on a 'daily basis'.
He allegedly 'threw it' at some staff members as they walked past the detective bureau and would 'wave it around'.
Guy temps fate with insanely idiotic stunt on the highway..
Google translate "Police officer who was attacked by pitbull dog was injured in the drug operation in Izmir's Torbalı district, which was organized by the 27 year old İ.G. While the dog that the suspect attacked was shot by the police officers and was brought ineffectively, İ.G. was arrested and taken into custody. It was stated that İ.G. was the son of Mustafa G., the president of the Izmir Fighting Against Dependence Association."
A furious man claims he was told he knew "nothing about raising kids" after he confronted a mum for allegedly leaving her baby in a hot car while she went shopping.
Rikki Turner, 23, says he spotted a tot screaming and crying alone in the car as temperatures reached around 18C this morning.
The dad-of-one posted footage on Facebook of the vehicle parked up at a shopping centre in Exeter, Devon.
While the baby - who Rikki thought was only one-year-old - cannot be seen, a young child can be heard crying loudly.
Making a splash! Georgia Fowler flaunts her model physique in an itsy-bitsy coral bikini while taking a dip in a swimming pool during her downtime in Cannes
Maxine Waters is showing her low IQ with her latest comments. She makes the claim in the video below that President trump’s D.C. hotel is “Unconstitutional” and is “very criminal looking”.
We think President Trump was spot on when he said Maxine has a low I.Q. during a speech in Pennsylvania.
Chris Hayes asked, “Is it problematic to you that the president and the Republican Party use and promote this hotel, the president is so clearly benefiting from?”
“Well, absolutely,” Waters said. “And you know, questions have been raised about that. And I think one organization that looks into this kind of thing….have, you know, asked for investigations into whether or not there’s a violation of the Constitution, or whether or not laws have been broken because obviously, it appears that the president is, you know, helping to direct business and he’s making money on it, and that there are those who are coming from foreign countries who are glad to comply with this request to stay at the hotel because they think they’re going to create some favor with him.” “And so, it’s all very criminal looking,” Waters added.
Sean Hannity said that new reports that the Obama-era FBI placed a spy inside the Trump campaign are "worse than Watergate."
Hannity said it is unbelievable that President Obama's director of national intelligence Jim Clapper, said such spying was "a good thing."
"Has he ever heard of the Constitution?" Hannity asked, calling Clapper "pompous and arrogant."
He said Obama's CIA Director John Brennan was reportedly involved in untoward activities against the Trump campaign.
Former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz said Saturday that reports of an FBI informant who was placed inside the 2016 Trump campaign is "spying by the very definition."
A New York Times report stated that the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia began in the summer of 2016 and was code-named Crossfire Hurricane.
The report also stated that "at least one government informant met several times" with Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.
This is astonishing.
Not because former UFC and current Bellator heavyweight Frank Mir was mixed up in today’s huge weigh-in rumpus, alongside veteran MMA referee Herb Dean, but rather because there were 86 ACB events prior to this one.
Who the hell are these people?
A quick Google search tells me the promotion is Absolute Championship Berkut, and suddenly I remember its that Russian group who aligned with Mir to start promoting fights in the United States.
And Mir will be competing for them this August across the pond, per Jim Edwards, before rejoining the ranks of Bellator MMA.
“I would like to get a fight in with the ACB before that, so I can just get more time in clocked under me so I can get my timing back on for fighting,” Mir said.
During an interview with President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on Friday’s New Day, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo feared that the administration may throw him and other journalists in jail for reporting on leaks about the Russia investigation. Giuliani dismissed the melodramatic fretting and even jokingly offered to serve as Cuomo’s legal counsel.
After Giuliani condemned former FBI Director James Comey for leaking memos about his private meetings with the President to the press, Cuomo jumped in to praise the leaks: “Look, people leak. No, I’m not anti-leak, because I’m a journalist. I like leaks. I like to get the information so I can test power and get transparency....You’ve got whistle blowers all over the place that make a difference for the American people.”
Jehmu Greene: To your first question that the outrage that I guess is coming from the left, I think what is outrageous here is that no one would be surprised if President Trump himself hadn’t personally funded multiple abortions.
Pete Hegseth: Do you have any proof of that? You’re just tossing that out?
Jehmu Greene: No. I have no evidence. I’m saying would you be surprised?
Kristin Tate: You just can’t say that without any evidence. That is so irresponsible!
Jehmu Greene: Would you be surprised, Pete?
Hip-hop mogul P. Diddy has been revealed as the buyer of Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall’s “Past Times,” the work that sold at auction this week for $21 million, a price believed to be near the maximum paid for a living artist.
Marshall’s New York dealer, Jack Shainman, told the New York Times that P. Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, is the work’s buyer.
“I know that this work has found a home in a collection with purpose and an eye toward preserving legacy — that of Sean Combs, and that means a lot,” Shainman said in the Times report.
Celebrity art collectors, and rapper art collectors in particular, are nothing new. P. Diddy went public in a significant way with his predilections in 2011 when he splashed for a pair of works at Art Basel in Miami Beach, where he has become something of a fixture. Jay-Z is rumored to be the rap music world’s biggest collector of works, with a hoard estimated in value at something around a half-billion dollars. Producer Swizz Beatz acquired an Ansel Adams photograph when still a teenager, and has a substantial collection. The megasale to P. Diddy, however, lays down a significant marker. Given the new attention being paid to African-American artists in the market, other eye-opening auction prices could follow.
Like Jay-Z, who enlisted art adviser Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn in the late oughts, P. Diddy hired art adviser Maria Brito when he began collecting, to help him fine-tune his eye and expand his collection.
In a 2014 Daily Beast profile, Brito said, “I don’t want to take credit for bringing him into the art world, but before me, he didn’t really have any art. … He never had a chance for someone to explain things to him in a way that would engage his mind, like how to look at contemporary and conceptual art.”
A former pro wrestler was brutally beaten and kicked by a group of young men in California earlier this week, police said.
The victim has been identified as Tom Magee, a retired strongman competitor and contender in the World Wrestling Federation. Magee, who’s more than 6 feet tall, was a force to be reckoned with in his heyday, having once set a world record with a 1,180-pound deadlift.
Despite his impressive past, police say Magee, who will turn 60 in July, didn’t stand a chance against an onslaught of fists and feet delivered by six young men Tuesday morning.
The beating, which occurred outside Magee’s Mar Vista home, was so severe, according to police, that it left him with a broken jaw, broken eye socket and concussion.
Officer Christopher No with the Los Angeles Police Department told HuffPost a “neighborhood dispute” led to the incident.
“There was an altercation and Magee got assaulted and beaten,” No said.
Neighbors in the Northwest part of the Valley said a group of teens have been terrorizing their community near Elkhorn and Fort Apache.
On April 27, the group of teens were recorded on cell phone video attacking a woman. Neighbors said the woman was attacked three times and suffered a sprained ankle and broken finger.
"Sixty kids came out of no where and just rushed everyone," Jon Harris said of his wife's attack. "I don't know how it started but we turned around and my wife was getting jumped by a bunch of kids."
In the same video that captured the attack, the group of teens were seen picking up baseball size rocks and throwing them. Many of those rocks, neighbors said hit homes and cars.
"They hit my neighbors' wife with those rocks," Harris said. "He was also hit trying to protect his wife."
As shocking as the video was to watch, neighbors said this is the new normal in their area.
"I want people to know that video where my neighbor is getting beat, this isn't a one time thing," Eric Phillips said. Phillips is a middle school math teacher, and lives in the neighborhood.
Others there said the teens have been causing problems in the area for months.
"You can't drive down the street. They stop cars they try to get in the cars. They start banging on cars," Harris said. "We know there names, we have pictures we have videos we have spoke to their parents. I mean two to three times a day they are an issue and 2-3 times a day police come. Police handcuff them, then 10 minutes later you see them back walking around."
Thursday at the Education Writers Association’s Education Week forum, Parkland, FL Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor and gun control activist Emma González urged those to “go join the Army” if they wanted to “have fun shooting off a weapon.” González said, “It’s just cheaper to take away the guns that aren’t imperative to living in America. You don’t need an AR-15 to protect yourself in bed from a robber at night. You don’t need an AR-15 to have fun at a shooting range.” She added. “Go join the Army if you want to have fun shooting off a weapon. And serve your fucking country. Excuse my language.”
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A man has been brutally trampled to death by an elephant after being chased from the water where he had been swimming.
The man had decided to take a dip as a herd of the wild animals gathered at the watering hole to take a drink.
Undeterred by the presence of the large animals he decided to carry on swimming.
But suddenly, feeling threatened, one of the elephants wades into the water and starts moving towards the man.
Sensing trouble, the adamant man gives up and decided to run away.
But as he tries to get out of the water, the man twists his ankle and falls on the ground.
A high school shooter was wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan 'born to kill' when he massacred his fellow classmates and teachers.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis was allegedly armed with his father's shotgun and pistol when he burst into an art class and yelled 'surprise' before going on a deadly rampage at Santa Fe High School in Texas yesterday.
The 17-year-old, who is now in custody, was also dressed in a dark trench coat and black boots when he killed ten people and wounded ten others, it was claimed.
A 46-year-old former Playboy centerfold model and her seven-year-old son were found dead Friday morning after jumping out of a window of a 25th floor penthouse suite at a hotel in Manhattan.
The victims have been identified as Stephanie Adams and her son Vincent. The incident happened at the Gotham Hotel, located at 16 46th Street, near Fifth Avenue.
The mother and son checked into the Gotham Hotel, located at 16 46th Street, near Fifth Avenue, around 6pm Thursday.
The two jumped from the 25th floor penthouse before 8:30am Friday morning, using a window at the rear of the building. They landed on a second-floor balcony and were both pronounced dead at the scene. It's unclear if she was holding her son, or if he jumped of his own volition.
The Orange, New Jersey mother jumped to her death as she was locked in a bitter custody battle with her ex, chiropractor Charles Nicolai.
Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell told Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Friday morning that he has evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia by encouraging the Russians to interfere with the 2016 election. “The president asked them to do it.”
During a brief appearance on “America’s Newsroom,” Hemmer asked Swalwell whether it was justifiable to place an intelligence operative within the Trump campaign team. “So if you use a warrant that is drafted on information that may be directly tied to the Kremlin and use it to spy on a national political campaign, what do you think of that?”
Swalwell skirted the question, claiming that the bigger picture was more important than a small flaw in the execution.
“But I always invite people to take a step back and look at the big picture here. Donald Trump for years had been working with the Russians. He brought people on his campaign who had ties to the Russians. They were meeting in foreign places, receiving information from Russians on his political opponent.”
When Hemmer asked directly whether or not Swalwell had seen a fact that proved collusion, he said “Oh, yes, yes.” He then cited the campaign speech during which then candidate Trump had suggested that the Russians should “hack more.”
“The president asked them to do it, Bill. He stood on a stage and said, hey, why don’t you guys hack more, and they showed up to his Trump Tower, offered the evidence to his family. They received it, they didn’t turn it down.”
“That’s not what we found in the transcripts that were released the other day. You know that. That evidence wasn’t there,” Hemmer broke in. “Yeah, the meeting — and depending on who you believe, it was about adoption.”
Hemmer then asked how an offhand remark during a campaign speech constituted collusion. “Even if you just make a comment like that on stage in the middle of a national campaign, how does that prove collusion?”
Swalwell encouraged Hemmer to “look at the broader picture,” at which the Fox News host chuckled, “I’m trying.”
Construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago has taken a major step forward with a city commission's decision to sign off on the project.
The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved a proposal to build former President Barack Obama's center in Jackson Park on the city's South Side. The action came over protests from opponents who want an agreement that local residents will benefit from the $500 million project.
The plan still has other hurdles to clear, including City Council approval.
Protesters interrupted Thursday's meeting and demonstrators were outside City Hall earlier to make their voices heard ahead of the vote.
On Monday, a group called Protect Our Parks filed a lawsuit to block the project. They are trying to block the project on the grounds it is not a true presidential library. The group takes that stance because the center will only have a digital archive of documents and not the documents themselves.
Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.
When Bekali, a Kazakh Muslim, refused to follow orders each day, he was forced to stand at a wall for five hours at a time. A week later, he was sent to solitary confinement, where he was deprived of food for 24 hours. After 20 days in the heavily guarded camp, he wanted to kill himself.
“The psychological pressure is enormous, when you have to criticize yourself, denounce your thinking — your own ethnic group,” said Bekali, who broke down in tears as he described the camp. “I still think about it every night, until the sun rises. I can’t sleep. The thoughts are with me all the time.”
Since last spring, Chinese authorities in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang have ensnared tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of Muslim Chinese — and even foreign citizens — in mass internment camps. This detention campaign has swept across Xinjiang, a territory half the area of India, leading to what a U.S. commission on China last month said is “the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.”
Chinese officials have largely avoided comment on the camps, but some are quoted in state media as saying that ideological changes are needed to fight separatism and Islamic extremism. Radical Muslim Uighurs have killed hundreds in recent years, and China considers the region a threat to peace in a country where the majority is Han Chinese.
Bill Gates, the billionaire businessman and founder of Microsoft, mocked President Donald Trump at a talk before his foundation, claiming the president repeatedly asked him the difference between HIV and HPV and made his wife uncomfortable.
In video obtained by Chris Hayes and aired on his MSNBC show All In, Gates dishes on several meetings he had with Trump, a fellow billionaire businessman, at Trump Tower and The White House.
Speaking before Gates Foundation staff, he revealed that the president (who once said evading sexually transmitted diseases in the 1990s was his own personal Vietnam) didn’t know the difference between HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS, and HPV, an infection that can cause genital warts and cancer.
“Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HIV and HPV,” Gates said, as the crowd of his staffers burst out laughing. “So I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other.”