ACLU helped draft article at heart of Depp v Heard case for $3.5m donation, court hears

The ACLU helped Amber Heard draft the Washington Post article accusing Johnny Depp of abuse after the organization was promised a $3.5m donation from her divorce – though at least $500,000 of it eventually came from a fund connected to Tesla founder Elon Musk, jurors in the Depp-Heard defamation trial heard on Thursday. The American …

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Rosenthal: With the ball again a hot topic, pre-tacked version can’t come soon enough

The ball. Every year it’s something with the freaking ball. The current season is only three weeks old, and already the ball is the subject of two debates — whether it’s too dead and whether its surface is too inconsistent, creating frustration for pitchers with their grips, particularly in cold weather. Nearly four years ago, …

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Ingenuity helicopter takes photos of debris field on Mars

During its one-year anniversary flight on April 19, the little chopper took photos of the striped parachute used during Perseverance’s landing — often referred to as “7 minutes of terror” because it happens faster than radio signals can reach Earth from Mars — on February 18, 2021. It also spotted the cone-shaped backshell that helped …

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Meta, McDonald’s, Teladoc, Ford and more

Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Meta Platforms — Shares of the company formerly known as Facebook surged 17% after reporting mixed first-quarter results. The company posted a beat in earnings but a disappointing revenue miss. It also saw daily active users grow following a decline …

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Nintendo Switch Sports Is A Worthy Successor To Wii Sports, Say Critics

Screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku The review embargo for Nintendo Switch Sports has lifted ahead of its April 29 launch, and critics’ impression is that the sports game is a spiritual return to Nintendo’s remote-waggling classic Wii Sports. Its predecessor was a cultural phenomenon, so the Switch version has massive shoes to fill. Is it more …

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Olivia Wilde’s Reaction To Being Served Custody Papers In The Middle Of Her CinemaCon Presentation Truly Deserves Its Own Oscar

She is truly a professional. CinemaCon is known for being full of surprises, but this year, there was one that was next level. When Olivia Wilde was in the middle of presenting a trailer for her new film, Don’t Worry Darling, she was interrupted by a process server, who handed her legal papers from her …

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Could key ingredients for life have arrived from space? Scientists say yes

A fresh examination of meteorites that landed in the United States, Canada and Australia is bolstering the notion that such objects may have delivered to Earth early in its history chemical ingredients vital for the advent of life. Scientists previously had detected on these meteorites three of the five chemical components needed to form DNA, …

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Tech Stocks Rise Ahead of Apple, Amazon Earnings

Technology stocks bounced higher Thursday, led by Meta Platforms, as investors cheered the company’s solid earnings report that showed resilience in the face of rising inflation. The Facebook FB 16.70% owner’s stock rose 17% after the company said it had added more users than investors expected in the first quarter. That gain helped send the …

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