78-year-old poet makes 1st purchase of legal recreational weed in Michigan
People lined up at dispensaries in Michigan to buy recreational weed."It went swiftly. I got some weed over the counter," Sinclair told ABC News when reached by phone. "It's about time. I've been waiting for this for 50 years.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is axing one of its biggest stars, Boris Epshteyn, the network's chief political analyst and a former special assistant to President Donald Trump. The move is part of a company-wide effort to move away from political commentary in favor of investigative journalism, the network said Wednesday.
"We have to shine a light on our value proposition every quarter hour, in every newscast," the company said in a statement to its staff. "Therefore, we will be expanding our local investigative journalism footprint in our daily newscasts. We are excited to dedicate more time in our newscasts to report on critical and relevant issues."
UK's Boris Johnson takes selfie with Huawei phone after hinting at ban
The UK Prime Minister gave Huawei some unexpected publicity on daytime TV.Johnson appeared on ITV show This Morning to talk about the upcoming election and Brexit, after which cameras captured him posing with presenters to take a selfie with a Huawei P20 Pro that he then posted on Instagram. The phone was first spotted by Press Association.
"To allot additional airtime for this storytelling, we will be ending the commentary segments this Friday, Dec. 13, featuring Ameshia Cross, and Boris Epshteyn," the memo continued.
Epshteyn's political commentary has been widely criticized. In a piece last year about immigration on the Southern border, Epshteyn. Sinclair was forced to post a that the viewpoint did not represent the company's views and that it is "committed to fair, unbiased journalism across our stations nationwide."
"Boris will be moving into a sales-focused role with the company," a source familiar with the situation told NBC News on Wednesday.
UK PM Johnson criticized for response to photo of sick child
UK PM Johnson criticized for response to photo of sick childJohnson's Conservatives lead the opposition Labour Party in opinion polls, with Brexit and the future of the country's public health service the two most prominent campaign issues.
Cross, who worked on President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, was hired in January to provide balance on the airwaves.
Sinclair, which owns 193 stations in the U.S., said it wants to prioritize what's important to people on a local level and is putting more focus on the kind of investigative work represented by "," a report that looked into alleged grade fixing in the Baltimore school system. The effort won multiple awards.
"Local news is very fact based and really has very little in terms of commentary added to it," Sinclair CEO Christopher Ripleyearlier this year.
The end of the political commentary segments comes as a surprise, given the historic level of advertising expected to flood stations in the run-up to the 2020 election.projects that could hit as much as $6.55 billion next year.
Sinclair has been working to broaden its business beyond local TV stations and is a part owner of the, a regional sports channel, alongside Amazon. The company also owns The Tennis Channel and a streaming service called STIRR, which carries local news.
Britain's new parliament votes on Johnson's Brexit deal .
Britain's freshly-elected parliament prepared on Friday to move past years of partisan wrangling and initially approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's divorce deal with the European Union. EU officials warn that such deals usually take years to hammer out. But Johnson ruled out the possibility of asking for a deadline extension in the version of the bill before parliament on Friday."A Minister of the Crown may not agree... to an extension of the implementation period," the bill now says.