Equinox and SoulCycle face boycott over investor’s Trump fundraiser

SoulCycle says it does not support fundraiser by Stephen Ross, chair of company that owns Equinox Customers of the fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle are calling for a boycott of the trendy brands after news that a high-profile billionaire investor will be hosting a fundraising event for Donald Trump in the Hamptons on Friday. The real estate mogul and private investor Stephen Ross, who is Washington Post reported this week. Tickets for the event cost $100,000 for lunch and a …

A town of love and peace: El Pasoans support each other in wake of attack

A community, united on both sides of the border, is shocked by the hatred that spurred a mass shooting event I know this kind of thing happened in other places, but it could not happen in El Paso because everyone here is very caring. It was shocking to me and the rest, said Kevin Guerrero, 24, a hospital emergency room team leader standing at the improvised memorial for the victims of the El Paso shooting. The shooting at a Walmart …

R Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation involving girl under 18

Kelly gets two felony charges for 2001 incident, in which R&B singer allegedly offered girl $200 to take off her clothes and dance Minnesota authorities charged the singer R Kelly on Monday with two counts of prostitution and solicitation involving a girl under 18 in 2001. The Hennepin county attorney, Mike Freeman, said Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is accused of soliciting the girl after meeting her at a concert in Minneapolis. Kelly was not performing at …

US briefing: Democratic debate, Gilroy shooting and Trump vs Baltimore

Tuesdays top story: Sanders and Warren to face off in second round of 2020 debates. Plus, How Mykonos became a party island for the super-rich second round of televised presidential debates. Pete Buttigieg and Beto ORourke also have an opportunity to contrast their next-generation candidacies on Tuesday, while Wednesdays grouping offers Joe Biden the chance to rerun his confrontation over race with Kamala Harris at last months debate. VC support. Buttigieg appears to be the Al Sharpton: Trump ‘has a …

Gilroy shooting: town grieves as police seek motive in attack that killed three

Gunman, 19, opened fire with assault-type rifle bought legally in Nevada before being shot and killed by police A suburban community was left deeply shaken as authorities investigate the motive of a gunman who opened fire at a popular garlic festival in Gilroy, California, killing three people on Sunday afternoon. A six-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, and a man in his 20s were killed at the annual event, where visitors line up for garlic fries and ice cream amid sunshine …

‘You’ve caused an international incident’: how my work mistake came back to haunt me

It was the Observers big scoop of 2003, and as a young journalist, I was asked to type up a top-secret memo. Now my mess-up has made it to the big screen Have you ever wondered whod play you in a film? I had, occasionally, until the day I got the answer. In spring 2018, a message pinged on to my phone via Facebook from a journalist friend. So this is a bit weird, it read. A sister of a …

‘Ricky, resign!’ Puerto Rico’s famous musicians lend voice to surging protesters

Young musicians such as Bad Bunny and iLe have emerged as figureheads in the largest protests in the islands history On Wednesday afternoon, as 100,000 Puerto Ricans on YouTube, a number larger than the population of the island itself. Afilando Los Cuchillos, or Sharpening The Knives, is a blistering attack on the governors record. Your apologies are drowned with rain water/ In houses that still dont have a roof, Residente raps in Spanish, aimed at Rossells tepid apology for the …