Almost all of the vague language used in new U.S. sanctions against 17 Saudis basically fits with the Saudi explanation of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Meanwhile, an NBC report suggests that the White House is trying to placate Turkey's outspoken president.
Aspiring to an entertainment empire, the five-time NBA champion wants to be seen as more than just an ex-basketball player. He’s now an Oscar winner and has cartoons, novels and films in the works. But a 2003 rape accusation is what some remember most, and that is the one story he cannot fully control.
The purge, which also targeted millions of posts, photos and other forms of content, is the latest sign that the social-networking giant faces an onslaught of online abuse as it struggles to create tools to spot it.
Most fans knew him from their television screens, where he played recurring characters on “The Beverly Hillbillies” and, beginning with the show’s premiere in 1969, co-hosted “Hee Haw” with singer Buck Owens.