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7 black LGBTQ leaders in honor of Juneteenth and Pride month

African Americans have long celebrated the legacies of leaders like Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., all formidable forces for change within the black community and beyond. But as Americans celebrate Juneteenth — the unofficial June 19 holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the US — it’s important to…MORE

FBI assisting Dominican government in investigation of tourist deaths

The FBI is working with Dominican authorities in the investigation of recent tourist deaths, according to the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic. The FBI is assisting in further toxicology analysis of the deaths that took place at the Bahia Principe in La Romana. The agency said the results could take up to a month.…MORE

Hope Hicks will testify before House panel behind closed doors

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks will testify behind closed doors on Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee, the first time a Democratic-run panel will interview a member of President Donald Trump’s inner circle as part of the investigations into the President. But it’s unlikely Hicks will answer many of the committee’s questions. The…MORE

Can Trump’s economy last?

President Donald Trump warned a few days ago that if he isn’t reelected the economy will crash, a scary prediction that drives home the supreme confidence he has in his own tough-talking madman theory of leadership. Is it a prediction, a warning or a promise? “I think people read these statements the wrong way. He…MORE

Fed time; Trade optimism; Markets in wait

1. Fed time: Wednesday belongs to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The Fed’s latest rate decision will post at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by a press conference. Investors are looking for Powell to deliver a solidly dovish message, following his remarks two weeks ago that the Fed would act as appropriate to sustain the economic…MORE

Pat Vellner aiming to overthrow ‘CrossFit King’ Mat Fraser

For the last three years, no one has come close to challenging CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser. Not only has Fraser won every competition he’s entered, he has also dominated the field, with ever increasing margins. However, if there’s one man who is capable of dethroning Fraser, it could well be Canadian Patrick Vellner. The…MORE

A federal grand jury is investigating Harvard fencing coach, source says

A federal grand jury is investigating Harvard University’s fencing coach after he sold his Massachusetts home in 2016 to a wealthy businessman whose son was actively looking to apply to the school, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. US Attorney Eric S. Rosen, who is leading the nationwide college admissions scandal investigation,…MORE

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