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If Val Kilmer is in ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ what’s the deal with the trailer?

If Val Kilmer is in ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ what’s the deal with the trailer?

Does the Iceman cometh or not? That’s the question on the minds of “Top Gun” fans after the sequel trailer’s release. The preview out Thursday gives us plenty of Tom Cruise as aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. But what about his adversary and fan favorite, Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, played in the 1986 original by Val Kilmer?…MORE

On ESPN, Dan Le Batard calls his own network ‘cowardly’ for not addressing racism

On ESPN, Dan Le Batard calls his own network ‘cowardly’ for not addressing racism

ESPN radio and TV personality Dan Le Batard called his network’s relatively new politics-free stance “cowardly” in the face of President Donald Trump and his supporters’ racist remarks about four Democratic congresswomen of color. Jimmy Pitaro, who became ESPN’s president last year, recently told the Los Angeles Times that the sports network’s audience has no…MORE

8 big thoughts on CNN’s debate draw

8 big thoughts on CNN’s debate draw

The debate draw is over! We know which candidates go where — and with whom! — in the two-night 2020 debate extravaganza, set for July 30 and 31 in Detroit. With the two stages locked in, I’ve got some thoughts — on the likeliest candidate confrontations, which candidates are happy with their draws (and which…MORE

Floating food: The history of eating in space

Floating food: The history of eating in space

Most people’s experience with space food is limited to the vacuum packed slabs of freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream sold in science gift shops. In fact, that “space ice cream” never made its way into space. NASA deemed it too crumbly, a problem to think about when developing food to eat in space as rogue crumbs…MORE

Cory Booker’s college football struggles echo in his presidential campaign

Cory Booker’s college football struggles echo in his presidential campaign

In the winter after the 1986 football season, legendary Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz flew to New Jersey on a private jet to interview a promising recruit from Bergen County: a 6’4″, 220-pound star player named Cory Booker. That day at his parents’ house near Hackensack, it wasn’t Booker’s physical traits that impressed those gathered.…MORE

California man drowns in Oregon river while saving daughter’s life

California man drowns in Oregon river while saving daughter’s life

A California father died Thursday afternoon while rescuing his daughter from a river at North Fork Park, Oregon. Baltazar Tellovelasco, 29, of Oxnard, saw his 12-year-old daughter in distress while swimming at Little North Fork in the Santiam River, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. He quickly entered the river to rescue her. The…MORE