Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Should We Worry As Billionaires Buy Up Newspapers?

LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong says we should — and he’s one of those billionaires. Produced by ‘Sway’ Patrick Soon-Shiong has some things in common with Rupert Murdoch and Jeff Bezos. He has billions of dollars, and he owns a media outlet — or several of them. In 2018, Soon-Shiong — who minted his fortune […]

World News

Couple win £250,000 on lottery – but want to give it all away

A £250,000 lottery winning couple are giving away ALL of the cash to their family – happily declaring: "It's up to them to decide who gets what!" Great-great grandfather Alan Stanley, 75, and wife Yvonne, want to treat their loved ones after scooping the huge jackpot. The couple – who have six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren […]

World News

Businessman transforms corpses into compost before sending them to loved ones

One crafty businessman in America is giving those grieving the loss of a loved one the ability to bury them in the own back garden, should they wish to. Entrepreneur Micah Truman left his comfortable career in finance back in 2019 after discovering that it was legal to compost human bodies in Washington, sparking the […]

World News

Covid 19 coronavirus: Sky News presenter taken off air after breaching restrictions

British broadcaster Sky News has taken one of its leading news anchors off the air for six months after she threw a birthday party that violated coronavirus restrictions. The channel said Thursday that Kay Burley had agreed to be off air for six months “as a result of an internal review.” Sky News said it […]

World News

Britain’s Covid hospital deaths spike by 391 in highest Saturday rise since May

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox The number of UK coronavirus hospital deaths have risen by the sharpest increase since May, with 391 reported on Saturday. England's hospitals recorded that a further 316 have died of coronavirus, Scotland recorded another 37 deaths, in […]

Politics

Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suburbs wouldn’t be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist. Even America’s older adults would be left to figure out how to get by without heat, air conditioning or electricity. This is the apocalyptic version of American life that […]

World News

Schoolboy surprises family with ‘innocent’ question about nan’s Lottery win

A schoolboy had his grandparents smiling with his reaction to them winning £30,000 on People's Postcode Lottery. Lucky Susan Spearman, 68, was one of eight neighbours from Blackpool who recently scooped £240,000 between them. Each of the winners received visits from People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, Judie McCourt, who revealed their cheques. The visits were pre-arranged […]

Business

Biden Leads Trump in Ratings Battle of the Network Town Halls

Early Nielsen figures showed Joseph R. Biden Jr. drawing 13.9 million viewers, against 13.1 million for President Trump, a ratings obsessive. By Michael M. Grynbaum and John Koblin Television ratings matter to President Trump. So these numbers may sting. In a result that few in the TV and political arena predicted, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s […]

Politics

Trump, caught off guard by news of Ginsburg’s death

In an extraordinary moment following his rally in Minnesota on Friday night, President Trump appeared to be caught off guard when a reporter informed him of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump took the stage in Bemidji, Minn., shortly before Ginsburg’s death was announced, and spoke for about an hour, apparently […]