Norm Macdonald’s Comedic Genius Explained in One Brilliant Joke

Norm Macdonald was responsible for some of the worst punchlines in Hollywood history. “There are times when Bob has something on his mind—when he wears a hat!” the comedian proclaimed stone-faced at Comedy Central’s Roast of Bob Saget in 2008, as Saget, his target, chuckled with clear confusion and discomfort. As the room grew quiet,… Continue reading Norm Macdonald’s Comedic Genius Explained in One Brilliant Joke

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5 Big Takeaways From Apple’s iPhone 13 Event, Including 1 Thing iPhone Users Should Do Right Now

On Tuesday, Apple hosted another virtual presentation, showcasing both the beautiful scenery of California and a slew of new consumer products, including the expected new line of iPhones and updates to its tiniest tablet. While the upgrades were numerous, many of them were predictable, expected and incremental, failing to knock the collective audience’s socks off.… Continue reading 5 Big Takeaways From Apple’s iPhone 13 Event, Including 1 Thing iPhone Users Should Do Right Now

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The Untold Story of How Afghanistan’s Fighting Female Governor Salima Mazari Escaped the Taliban

For the past few weeks, the world has believed Salima Mazari to be a prisoner of the Taliban—and possibly dead. One of only three female district governors in Afghanistan, and the leader of a pro-government militia, the 39-year-old had an international reputation as a fearless fighter. The Guardian profiled her at length. She was interviewed… Continue reading The Untold Story of How Afghanistan’s Fighting Female Governor Salima Mazari Escaped the Taliban

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Democrats Won the California Recall by Invoking Trump. There’s More of That Coming

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. He wasn’t on the ballot, but ex-President Donald Trump lost Republicans their hopes of recalling California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom. The result signals bad fortune for the GOP in… Continue reading Democrats Won the California Recall by Invoking Trump. There’s More of That Coming

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Watch Newsom speak after defeating recall effort

California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses his supporters after surviving the GOP-backed recall effort. CNN projected that the governor will remain in office after a majority of voters voted “no” in Tuesday’s recall election.

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Gavin Newsom holds onto his job as California governor, CNN projects

California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has defeated the effort to remove him from office, according to a projection from the CNN Decision Desk, capping off a recall effort that was born in partisan anger over his pandemic response but ended with a vote of confidence in his strategy to combat it.

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Did US get Afghanistan drone strike wrong? CNN investigates

To US officials, the driver of the car was an ISIS-K facilitator they feared was involved in a plot to attack Kabul’s international airport. To his family and colleagues at a US nonprofit, 43-year-old Zamarai Ahmadi was an aid worker applying for a US visa to get his family out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. CNN investigates.

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1 in 500 US residents has died of Covid-19

The United States has reached another grim milestone in its fight against the devastating Covid-19 pandemic: 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection.

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Skiers might be at lower risk for anxiety, study finds

Skiing might benefit mental health in addition to physical health. Swedish skiers who participated in Vasaloppet, the largest long-distance ski race, had a lower risk of getting diagnosed with anxiety, according to a new study. Experts explain why.

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5 takeaways after Gov. Gavin Newsom prevails in California recall

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered a decisive answer to the question of whether voters would penalize those who enacted strict policies aimed at slowing the coronavirus pandemic, triumphing over an effort to recall him Tuesday.

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