Reconstruction of 500-year-old skull matches self-portraits of world famous Italian painter Raphael – solving the mystery that lingered over who was buried in the Renaissance great’s tomb

‘The 3-D model shows the eyes and mouth (in the portraits) are his, but he has been kind to himself about his nose,’ Falconi said.

Peter Travers on Who’s Tougher: Liam Neeson or Denzel Washington?

The Equalizer, out September 26th, reunites Washington with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua – and the star brings out his best intimidating facial expressions and chilling gestures, as his character “dole(s) out some rough justice” to Russian gangsters. 

Devin Booker says after latest Suns’ win ‘Kobe’s with me every day’

Whatever he’s doing, it is working. Booker hit a Kobe-like turnaround game-winner to beat the Clippers. He’s averaging 28 points and 6.5 assists a game for the restart, and shooting 40% from three. Defenses are keying on him, but with a healthy Deandre Ayton and other players stepping up — Cameron Johnson has been a […]

UPDATE 2-EXCLUSIVE-Germany and France quit WHO reform talks amid tension with Washington – sources

Plans to reform the WHO are unlikely to be definitively shelved, especially if Trump is defeated in the November election. European governments want Washington to remain a WHO member and a financial supporter, and they have shown an interest in boosting their own funding to the body. (Reporting by Elvira Pollina in Milan, Andreas Rinke […]

Washington Football Team makes 2 noticeable changes in post-Redskins era

“On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward,” the franchise said in a statement last month.

Can a Eurovision-style song contest work in the US?

Will Ferrell’s hugely popular Eurovision-inspired comedy has at once laid the groundwork for the American Song Contest and proven there’s an appetite for some version of it. The Netflix advertising push has no doubt helped. Ahead of its release, a friend in Los Angeles sent me a photo of two massive billboards promoting the movie […]

Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package

The group includes Democratic Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Lobbying world MORE (Minn.), Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free […]

US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened

Many employers have been reluctant or unable to hire, with about two-thirds of the nation having paused or reversed reopening plans early last month. Even counting the hiring of the past three months, the economy has recovered only about 42% of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic-induced recession, according to the Labor […]

Unemployment stays in double digits: ‘We still need to make our payments’

“We don’t expect much progress on unemployment going forward,” Anderson said. “We expect that double-digit unemployment will be here at least toward the end of the year. Given the resurgence we’re seeing in the virus, it could be even higher if we don’t get things under control pretty quickly and expand government support.”