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Chicago’s top prosecutor receives threats with ‘racially charged language’

Kim Foxx, Chicago’s top prosecutor, has received emails and calls threatening her safety, her office said Monday. “We can confirm that the State’s Attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language,” her office said. It is unclear if the threats are related to Foxx’s…MORE

Takeaways from Elizabeth Warren’s CNN town hall

Elizabeth Warren showed in CNN’s town hall Monday night how nimble and persuasive she can be as she wades deeper into policy specifics than other Democratic presidential contenders. The Massachusetts senator’s passion, her smooth performance and her substantive policy explanations showed why she’s a formidable contender in this crowded field and why very few people…MORE

BBQ food truck faces backlash for ‘LGBTQ’ T-shirts

A Kentucky food truck is selling a T-shirt that says “I support LGBTQ — liberty, guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ.” Jamie Smith, owner of Belle’s Smokin’ BBQ, drew criticism after he posted a photo of the T-shirt on social media. LGBTQ commonly stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. The post quickly went…MORE

Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

Beyond Meat is planning an initial public offering that would value the company at about $1.2 billion. The 10-year-old company — which sells protein that is designed to look, taste and cook like beef, pork and poultry — plans to price its shares between $19 and $21 when it goes public. If it sells each…MORE

Ariana Grande cites Jim Carrey in post opening up about depression

Ariana Grande posted about her struggle with depression on Instagram using a quote from actor Jim Carrey. On Saturday, Grande posted a series of photos and a quote from Carrey on her Instagram stories. “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar…MORE

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., dies of cancer

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died of cancer at 65, JR Motorsports announced on Monday. Jackson worked as an accounting specialist for JR Motorsports, owned by Earnhardt Jr, Miller and Rick Hendrick, since 2004 and was known for her wit and charisma. “Her sarcastic musings and straightforward approach…MORE

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