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Dow opens higher, but remains on track to finish the week down

Dow opens higher, but remains on track to finish the week down

Stocks are climbing higher on Friday, but it’s still on pace to finish the week lower. The economic calendar is light, European markets are up and most of Asia closed higher. Investors are keeping an eye on developments on the US-China trade front. Washington has excluded more items from the import tariffs on Chinese goods,…MORE

There’s a new Jeopardy! contestant on a historic winning streak

There’s a new Jeopardy! contestant on a historic winning streak

Please update your records, because there’s a new member in the pantheon of Jeopardy! greatness. Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico, just won his 15th straight Jeopardy! game. That puts him at #5 on both the all-time earnings list (he’s netted $418,343 so far) and the all-time consecutive games list. Jeopardy! GOAT…MORE

‘Downton Abbey’ reopens its doors in royal fashion

‘Downton Abbey’ reopens its doors in royal fashion

“Downton Abbey” reopens its grand doors, in a movie where half the battle — and much of the thrill — hinges on merely reassembling the enormous cast. The result is a warm if somewhat flat trip back in time that approximates the feel of the show’s Christmas specials, only over-sized, and as cozy as a…MORE

Christie Brinkley responds to Wendy Williams’ claims she faked her ‘DWTS’ injury

Christie Brinkley responds to Wendy Williams’ claims she faked her ‘DWTS’ injury

Christie Brinkley and her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Co have responded to claims by talk-show host Wendy Williams that Brinkley faked her injury while rehearsing for “Dancing with the Stars.” “It’s so insane to me,” Brinkley-Cook told “Entertainment Tonight.” “I can’t even find comments because it’s so real to me, the emotions are still so new.” She…MORE

This week perfectly captures the toxic culture of Donald Trump’s Washington

This week perfectly captures the toxic culture of Donald Trump’s Washington

President Donald Trump’s willingness to use the levers of official power in Washington as his personal playground combined with his utter disdain for truth and facts create a toxic culture that seeps into all levels of his administration, producing often troubling real-world consequences. This week makes that point in stark terms. Consider: * Corey Lewandowski,…MORE

Rugby World Cup: Japan defeats Russia as Kotaro Matsushima shines on opening night

Rugby World Cup: Japan defeats Russia as Kotaro Matsushima shines on opening night

Japan overcame a nightmare start to its own Rugby World Cup to clinch a 30-10 victory over Russia in the tournament’s opening game Friday. Inspired by the wonderfully fleet-footed Kotaro Matsushima, the first Japanese man to score a hat-trick at the Rugby World Cup, the host nation recovered from conceding a fourth-minute try to overcome…MORE

Celine Dion doesn’t want Drake to tattoo her face on his body

Celine Dion doesn’t want Drake to tattoo her face on his body

Just because you loved her, Drake, it doesn’t mean that Celine Dion wants her face on your body. The singer has asked her fellow Canadian to not get a Celine Dion tattoo. “Please, Drake, I love you very much,” Dion said during an interview with iHeartRadio Canada. “Can I tell you something? Don’t do that.”…MORE

Schiff threatens legal action over access to whistleblower complaint

Schiff threatens legal action over access to whistleblower complaint

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that his committee may use legal action to get access to a whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump’s communications with a foreign leader. The threat could deepen the controversy surrounding the complaint, which is at the center of a dispute between acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph…MORE

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