Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will be evaluated in four weeks after he underwent surgery Tuesday to address an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee. The 76ers did not release any kind of timetable on Embiid's return. Embiid, the winner of the past two NBA scoring titles, hurt his left knee last Tuesday night in a loss at Golden State. He had already been hampered by knee injuries this season.
A federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump can face trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, rejecting the former president’s claims that he is immune from prosecution. The decision marks the second time in as many months that judges have spurned Trump’s immunity arguments and held that he can be prosecuted for actions undertaken while in the White House and in the run-up to Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. If Trump defeats President Joe Biden, he could presumably try to use his position as head of the executive branch to order a new attorney general to dismiss the federal cases or he potentially could seek a pardon for himself.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ 17-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens was the most-watched AFC Championship game ever, drawing north of 55 million viewers. And in a TVLine poll, 44% think this Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Chiefs and 49ers will draw a “lot bigger” audience than the 115.1 million viewers who tuned into the Big …
It takes a special star power to eclipse Grammy winners Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus – not to mention a grumpy Jay-Z complaining about the lack of gongs going the way of his wife, the obscure and unheralded singer Beyoncé. But that was what 59-year-old Tracy Chapman achieved when she performed her evergreen dirge Fast Car at Sunday night’s ceremony in a duet with country artist Luke Combs.
A Russian man who reportedly defected from a high-ranking position in the Wagner Group has been given permission to stay in Norway but was refused permanent asylum, a Norwegian newspaper reported Tuesday. The lawyer for Andrey Medvedev, Brynjulf Risnes, told Dagbladet that his client was granted temporary residence “due to the security risk involved in sending him back to Russia,” but wasn't given permanent residence or citizenship. Medvedev sought asylum in January 2023 after having defected from Wagner and fled to Norway, crossing illegally over the country’s 198-kilometer (123-mile) border with Russia, saying he feared for his life if he were sent back.
France continues to support Renault's strategy of remaining a standalone carmaker with several industrial and technological partnerships, a finance ministry source said on Tuesday, after a newspaper reported the government was studying a Renault merger. Italian daily Il Messaggero reported on Sunday that the French government, which is Renault's largest shareholder and also has a stake in Stellantis, was examining plans for a merger between the two groups. Asked about the government's position towards Renault's strategy, the source said there was "no change".