Former Chinese deputy police minister sentenced for graft
A former deputy police minister who was accused of leading a crime gang of government officials was given a death sentence with a two-year reprieve Friday on charges of manipulating the stock market, taking bribes and other offenses, Chinese state TV reported. Sun Lijun’s conviction adds to a string of senior officials who have been punished in a marathon anti-graft crackdown launched after President Xi Jinping took power in late 2012 that some see as politically motivated. Sun was convicted by the court in the northeastern city of Changchun of collecting 646 million yuan ($91 million) in bribes, China Central TV reported on its website.news.yahoo.com
Grosse Pointe News
Moon Alert: Caution! Avoid shopping (except for food or gas) and big decisions after 7 a.m. EDT today (4 a.m. PDT) and for the rest of the day. The Moon is in Leo. Happy Birthday for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022: You are intelligent, well organized and multitalented. You are skilled at creating things, either physicalgrossepointenews.com
Inside Queen Elizabeth’s Final Days: Hosting Parties, Grieving a Dog—and a TV Weatherman Crush
Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool /Getty ImagesRoyalist is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday.Queen Elizabeth was left “distraught” by the death of one of her oldest and most faithful dogs in the months before her own death, and took special steps to see that the dog’s remains were flown back to Windsor so it could be buried alongside one of its old friends, it was reported Saturday.However she was said to be in “sparklnews.yahoo.com
Chuck Todd: VP Harris tasked with ‘intractable assignments’ under Biden
From enacting national voting reform to solving the immigration crisis at the border, Kamala Harris is familiar with the unique challenges presented by the vice presidency. She joins Meet the Press for an exclusive interview.news.yahoo.com
Chuck Todd on his exclusive interview with VP Kamala Harris
“Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd joins Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY to discuss his exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris. He says the Vice President was in campaign mode and called the Supreme Court “an activist court.”news.yahoo.com
Detroit Pistons’ 2022-23 schedule: Opening night features past two No. 1 picks
Pistons 2022-23 scheduleWed. Oct. 19 vs. Orlando 7:00 p.m.Fri. Oct. 21 at New York 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Washington 7:00 p.m.Wed. Oct. 26 Atlanta 7:00 p.m.Fri. Oct. 28 Atlanta 7:00 p.m.Sun. Dec. 20 Utah 7:00 p.m.Wed. Dec. 21 at Philadelphia 7:00 p.m.Fri. Dec. 23 at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.Mon. Dec. 26 L.A. Clippers 7:00 p.m.Wed. Dec. 28 Orlando 7:00 p.m.Fri. Dec. 30 at Chicago 8:00 p.m. Feb. 6 Boston 7:00 p.m.Wed. Feb. 8 at Cleveland 7:00 p.m.Fri. Feb. 10 San Antonio 7:00 p.m.Sun.mlive.com
How to Watch the WNBA on August 14: Minnesota vs. Connecticut, Atlanta vs. New York | Channel, Stream, Preview
Watch the WNBA on DirecTV StreamMINNESOTA LYNX (14-21) vs. CONNECTICUT SUN (24-11)Time : 1:00 p.m. ETWhere : Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Conn.)Channel: ABCStream: DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, SlingMinnesota has battled their way into a shot for a playoff spot. Coming into Sunday, they sit just one game back of the both the New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury. Watch the WNBA on DirecTV StreamATLANTA DREAM (14-21) vs. NEW YORK LIBERTY (15-20)Time : 2:00 p.m. ETWhere : Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)Channel: ESPN3Stream: DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, SlingThe Liberty beat the Dream just two days ago, and just have to beat Atlanta one more time to clinch a playoff spot.mlive.com
Summer Solstice: what to know about the longest day of the year
Summer arrives today, on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The seasons officially changed from spring to summer at 5:13 a.m., but the whole day is the first day of summer. The summer solstice occurs when the North Pole is at its maximum tilt toward the Sun, about 23.5 degrees. To compensate for that difference, the Gregorian calendar adds a leap day about every four years, which moves the first day of summer backward. Regardless of that difference, today is the longest day of the year, the day with the longest period of daylight and the shortest period of night.mlive.com
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Hold First Birthday Party for Lilibet. No Senior Royals Went.
Karwai Tang/WireImageWelcome to this week’s edition of Royalist, The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday.Lilibet’s birthday party is the royal proxy warThe Daily Beast reported yesterday that it was “highly unlikely” that Queen Elizabeth was planning to “attend a rumored first birthday party for her great-grand-daughter Lilibet at Frogmore Cottage on Saturday,” and so it turned out.The Sun reports that the “relaxed”news.yahoo.com
Tech Time in Space: Metal barreling toward moon, a cosmic mystery, more
This past week has been a busy one in the space world: We’re talking about a telescope’s final destination one million miles from Earth, four tons of metal barreling toward the moon and a mystery in the cosmos that is baffling scientists.
Metro Detroit weather: Brighter Saturday with isolated showers and storms possible
Showers and storms are possible again Saturday. They will be more widely scattered and less frequent than yesterday or earlier this week. We’ll experience more sunshine and warmer than average weather is here to stay for the holiday weekend.
An important message from Paul Gross on Melanoma Monday
I’ve always been thankful that I was born with my mother’s skin…she has a darker skin tone that tans, and never had skin cancer in her life. My late father, on the other hand, had very fair skin. That, compounded with extensive sun exposure when he was stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico during World War II, caused him all sorts of problems later in life. He had several skin cancers removed from his head, face and ears, and many, many other pre-cancerous lesions proactively removed. It seemed like every few months he was coming home from the dermatologist with bandages all over his face and scalp.