Sarah Palin’s Anti-New York Times Crusade Crashes and Burns

A federal judge on Monday said that he will toss a lawsuit alleging the New York Times and its former top editor defamed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a 2017 editorial. Even as jurors continue to deliberate the case—which observers feared might be a significant blow against press freedom—U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff announced […]

Help, I Can’t Stop Thinking About the ‘Barbie’ Movie

This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here. In times like the one we’re living in, I can’t stop my mind from racing. Three questions play on a […]

Libertarian Conference Cancels Notorious White Nationalist

“The Most Canceled Man in America” has, in fact, been canceled. Nearly two weeks ahead of the libertarian conference FreedomFest, a lead conference organizer told The Daily Beast on Thursday night that officials had booted the holocaust-denying, Vladimir Putin-applauding, white supremacist rally-going Nicholas Fuentes from the conference’s lineup. Fuentes had initially been scheduled to appear […]

Verdict looms in trial over 2015 Paris extremist attacks

PARIS (AP) — Over the course of an extraordinary nine-month trial, the lone survivor of the Islamic State extremist team that attacked Paris in 2015 has proclaimed his radicalism, wept, apologized to victims and pleaded with judges to forgive his “mistakes.” For victims’ families and survivors of the attacks, the trial for Salah Abdeslam and […]

Dems’ Hail Mary: Candidates Who Won’t Enforce Abortion Laws

In Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last Friday to end the right to an abortion had an immediate effect: within 24 hours, Planned Parenthood had suspended all abortion procedures in its clinics around the state. That’s because Arizona is one of five states with a law banning abortion before Roe v. Wade was decided […]

The Elite Fighter Battling Putin’s Army With No Legs

KUSHNYTSYA, Ukraine—Like thousands of Ukrainian men, Vasil Shtefko volunteered to fight after Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to invade his country in February. The fact that Shtefko is 55 years old and lost both of his legs nearly 20 years ago did not stop him. “I was making pelmeni, traditional dumplings, when he called saying […]

Xi Jinping’s presence at Hong Kong anniversary still unclear

HONG KONG (AP) — Questions continue to circle over whether Chinese leader Xi Jinping will attend the 25th year anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule and the inauguration of of the territory’s new leader. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Xi would participate in the July 1 commemorations but wasn’t explicit […]

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

LONDON (AP) — Britain is ramping up a feud with the European Union by pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the bloc. Legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern Ireland is scheduled to get its first major House of Commons debate on Monday, the […]