‘Avengers,’ ‘Riverdale’ and Lil Nas X lead Teen Choice Awards nominations

The nominations for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards were announced Wednesday and could mean there’s another big night ahead for “Avengers: Endgame.” The blockbuster Marvel movie leads the film category with nine nominations followed by “Aladdin” with five. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ getting re-release in bid to dethrone ‘Avatar’ “Captain Marvel,” “Aquaman” and “Crazy Rich Asians” earned…

Marianne Williamson apologizes, says she misspoke in calling vaccines ‘draconian’

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is apologizing and claiming that she “misspoke” after reportedly referring to vaccination mandates as “draconian” and “Orwellian.” “To me, it’s no different than the abortion debate. The US government doesn’t tell any citizen, in my book, what they have to do with their body or their child,” Williamson said at…

Trump downplays swing voter outreach: ‘I’m not sure I have to do that’

President Donald Trump is banking on the strength of his base in 2020 and isn’t concerned about swing voter outreach ahead of what is expected to be a highly competitive campaign. “I think my base is so strong, I’m not sure that I have to do that,” Trump told TIME during a 57-minute Oval Office…

Dr. Praeger’s, famous for its veggie burgers, launches fake meat patty

Dr. Praeger’s, known for making veggie burgers that taste like veggie burgers, is expanding into fake meat. The company has started selling the “Perfect Burger,” a meatless burger designed to taste and look like meat, in a bid to offer more options to its customers and add a healthier alternative to the fake meats currently…

Trump administration reverses decision to end Forest Service Job Corps program

The Trump administration is reversing its decision to end the US Forest Service program that trains low-income, rural students how to respond to national emergencies, after bipartisan backlash from Congress. In a letter to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta back in May, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced his agency’s intent to “terminate its role in the…

Hope Solo says ‘we need to talk’ about VAR as penalty decision costs Scotland

Hope Solo wants to talk about VAR — and when one of the game’s greatest goalkeepers speaks, it’s worth listening. Former US star Solo was left frustrated by watching Scotland goalkeeper Lee Alexander being penalized by the video assistant referee after her dramatic penalty save during her team’s game with Argentina Wednesday. Alexander appeared to…

Rescuers help people from flooded cars and homes in the Philadelphia area

Flash flooding was prompting rescues from homes and cars Thursday morning in the Philadelphia area, including southern New Jersey, where high water also closed parts of Interstate 295 for hours. Heavy rains Wednesday into Thursday morning — up to 5 inches in some places — caused creeks and streams to flood, trapping some cars in…

Granger Smith shares details of son’s drowning in emotional video

Granger Smith and his wife shared an emotional video as they opened up about the recent drowning death of their 3-year-old son, River. The country star and his wife, Amber, posted an almost 28-minute video Wednesday on YouTube titled “Finding Light In Our Darkest Time.” The couple said they wanted to let everyone know how…