Film director who was shot by Alec Baldwin says it felt like being hit by a baseball bat

SANTA FE, N.M. — A movie director who was shot by Alec Baldwin during a movie rehearsal — and survived — testified Friday at trial that he was approaching the cinematographer when he heard a loud bang and felt the bullet’s impact. “It felt like someone had taken a baseball bat to my shoulder,” said … Read more

New Jersey gambling regulator who advised nation on integrity and oversight retires

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — David Rebuck, who oversaw New Jersey’s development of nation-leading internet gambling and sports betting industries and advised more than two dozen states on setting up and regulating their own gambling operations, retired Friday after 13 years as one of America’s most influential gambling regulators. Rebuck, 71, stepped down as director of … Read more

Private plane carrying Grammy winner Karol G makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

FILE – Karol G performs as part of the “Manana Sera Bonito” tour at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, on Feb. 8, 2024. A private airplane carrying singer Karol G made an emergency landing at a Los Angeles airport Thursday evening, Feb. 29, 2024, a news report said. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Artists outraged by removal of groundbreaking work along Des Moines pond

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines arts organization is preparing to rip out a groundbreaking artwork that lines a pond in a historic city park, surprising the New York artist who created the work decades ago and leading to an outpouring of opposition by other artists and local residents. The decision to remove the … Read more

Assistant director says armorer handed gun to Alec Baldwin before fatal shooting of cinematographer

SANTA FE, N.M. — Courtroom testimony in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin provided new details Thursday that conflict with other, earlier accounts about a final safety check on a revolver and exactly who handed it to the actor during rehearsal for the Western movie “Rust.” Assistant director David Halls, the safety … Read more

Judge holds veteran journalist Catherine Herridge in civil contempt for refusing to divulge source

WASHINGTON — A federal judge held veteran investigative reporter Catherine Herridge in civil contempt on Thursday for refusing to divulge her source for a series of stories during her time at Fox News about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI but never charged. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington imposed … Read more

Production manager testifies about gun oversight in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin in 2021 rehearsal

SANTA FE, N.M. — A film-set manager increased oversight of firearm safety but was only partially aware of misfires in the days leading up to the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin during rehearsal for the Western movie “Rust,” jurors heard in courtroom testimony Wednesday. The trial of movie armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed on … Read more