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‘Warrior Nun’ is Netflix’s latest weird flight into the comic-book/fantasy genre

‘Warrior Nun’ is Netflix’s latest weird flight into the comic-book/fantasy genre

Netflix’s everything-and-the-kitchen-sink programming strategy includes taking flyers on concepts that border on the bizarre, and so it is with “Warrior Nun.” Inspired by Manga novels, this 10-episode series meanders a lot while offering a “Stranger Things”-type vibe, serving as a weird diversion that, on the road to goodness, doesn’t even get halfway there. Although messing…MORE

‘The Outpost’ turns Jake Tapper’s book into a tense but flawed vision of war

‘The Outpost’ turns Jake Tapper’s book into a tense but flawed vision of war

“The Outpost” manages to be both harrowing and less than completely involving, a movie that can be admired for its visceral portrayal of war while leaving the characters underdeveloped. Director Rod Lurie has presented an ode to valor and heroism, but leaves the storytelling mission only half completed. Based on a book by CNN’s Jake…MORE

McDonald’s hits pause on reopening dining rooms as coronavirus cases rise

McDonald’s hits pause on reopening dining rooms as coronavirus cases rise

McDonald’s is hitting pause on its plan to reopen its dining rooms for three weeks as states across the country block restaurants from reopening because of rising cases of Covid-19. “Keeping with our thoughtful approach to reopening, effective today, we are pausing all dine-in reopening plans for 21 days,” Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA,…MORE

West Indies cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes dies aged 95

West Indies cricket legend Sir Everton Weekes dies aged 95

The cricket world is in mourning after West Indies cricket legend Everton Weekes died at the age of 95. He was one of the “Three Ws” — along with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott — who put Barbados and West Indies cricket on the map in the 1950s. It is expected that he will be…MORE

American among airlines set to receive cash infusion from US government

American among airlines set to receive cash infusion from US government

American Airlines and four other carriers are set to receive an infusion of cash from the government, the Treasury Department announced Thursday. American said in a letter to employees it will receive $4.75 billion, and expects to end the second quarter with $15 billion in liquidity. Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Sky West Airlines and Spirit…MORE

Fans flout social distancing rules at Bulgarian Cup final

Fans flout social distancing rules at Bulgarian Cup final

Thousands of football fans attended the Bulgarian Cup final between Lokomotiv Plovdiv and CSKA Sofia on Wednesday, where social distancing measures appeared to be ignored in the stands. Officials relaxed rules for Wednesday’s final, which Lokomotiv won 5-3 on penalties, by increasing the number of fans allowed into the stadium from 4,000 to 12,000. Visit…MORE

A Florida sheriff said he will deputize lawful gun owners if protests turn violent

A Florida sheriff said he will deputize lawful gun owners if protests turn violent

A Florida sheriff issued a strongly-worded warning to anyone who may be considering violently protesting in his county, saying he would “deputize” the county’s lawful gun owners for help. “If you threaten to come to Clay County and think for one second that we’ll bend our backs for you, you’re sadly mistaken,” Clay County Sheriff…MORE

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate, has been charged with enticement of minors

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate, has been charged with enticement of minors

Ghislaine Maxwell, the onetime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning and charged by New York federal prosecutors with six counts in connection with an ongoing federal investigation into Epstein’s accomplices, according to court documents and a person familiar with the matter. Maxwell is charged with enticement and conspiracy…MORE

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