Governor decries ‘distracting’ Kansas with ‘wedge issues’

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly called Tuesday for Kansas officials to stop distracting themselves with “wedge issues” in education, sharply rebuking a Republican-controlled Legislature pursuing policies catering to conservative parents unhappy with public schools. Kelly used her annual State of the State address to decry what she called efforts to “turn parents … Read more

Amid AMC stock slump, CEO decries ‘twisted conspiracy theorists’

After a tough year for AMC stock, CEO looks to be starting the New Year coming out swinging against the trolls and haters on social media. “So much GARBAGE info spreading about AMC by twisted conspiracy theorists,” Aron said in a on New Year’s Day to his nearly 285,000 followers. “Our REAL challenge (among others): … Read more

A European Central Bank Blog Decries the End of Bitcoin, and We Aren’t Buying It

As a Greek-American, I’ve been paying attention to the for too long. Imagine the scene: There’s a teenager on the way to soccer practice absolutely in shambles because he just learned that so that the latter could gain admission into the eurozone. The teenager then systematically loses his mind after each in the following months … Read more

Lawyer decries ‘outrageous’ suggestion Scientology is paying for his client’s rape lawsuit against Paul Haggis

Haleigh Breest is suing Paul Haggis, alleging he raped her at his apartment in 2013. In court Thursday, Haggis’ attorney said Breest is lying and that Scientologists may be behind her claim. Breest’s attorney said Haggis’ attorneys suggested his firm is being paid by the Scientologists. A lawyer representing Paul Haggis’ rape accuser complained in … Read more

Tony Dungy decries “broken system” after Cameron Brate returns to play following apparent head injury

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. At a time of supposedly unprecedented sensitivity to ensuring that players who may have suffered head injuries are removed from play, common sense suggests that everyone connected to the process will be more careful than ever about flagging … Read more

‘Games of Thrones’ Star Sean Bean Says Intimacy Coordinators ‘Spoil the Spontaneity,’ Decries Censorship

“” actor says intimacy coordinators “spoil the spontaneity” of shooting a sex scene. “It would inhibit me because it’s drawing attention to things,” Bean, who played Ned Stark in the hit fantasy show, said of having an intimacy coordinator in the room. “Somebody saying, ‘Do this, put your hands there, while you touch his thing…” … Read more

Jon Gruden’s agent decries “hit job,” believes Gruden will coach again

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. On Thursday, the Raiders played the first preseason game of the first year of the Josh McDaniels era. It would have been the fifth year of Jon Gruden’s return to the team. And, yes, but for the emails … Read more

UN official decries continued crackdown on Sudan protesters

CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights official Saturday condemned the continued crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Sudan, which has been roiling since a military coup over six months ago. Adama Dieng, the United Nations expert on human rights in Sudan, urged military authorities to take “more bold and concrete actions” following that had been … Read more