What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, … Read more

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ is a disorienting jumble

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ is a disorienting jumble

Placeholder while article actions load StarSolidStarHalfStarOutlineStarOutline(1.5 stars) The best way to appreciate “Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann’s audacious, frenetic, occasionally astonishing and ultimately confounding movie about Elvis Presley, is simply to surrender to it. Luhrmann, best known for such kaleidoscopic fantasies as “Romeo and Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge !,” possesses just enough hubris to believe himself capable … Read more

Natalie Portman on building mighty physique

Natalie Portman on building mighty physique

Natalie Portman makes a thunderous return to the “Thor” franchise in next month’s “Love and Thunder.” Astrophysicist Jane Foster, absent from the series’ last installment, 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” takes her own hammer swing at superhero, portraying the Mighty Thor. She helps Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in his battle with Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who’s … Read more

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed similar optimism, calling it a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top … Read more

Roger Goodell says he has no authority to remove Daniel Snyder as owner of Washington Commanders

Roger Goodell says he has no authority to remove Daniel Snyder as owner of Washington Commanders

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he has no authority to remove Daniel Snyder as owner of the Washington Commanders amid ongoing scrutiny into the organization’s workplace culture and accusations from female employees of pervasive sexual harassment by team executives. Goodell testified Wednesday before members of Congress at a hearing by the House Committee on Oversight … Read more

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad

Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russia’s European exclave Kaliningrad

Lithuania’s decision to ban the transit of certain goods between Russia and its isolated exclave of Kaliningrad has provoked wrath among top officials in Moscow, and even a threat of retaliation against the European nation. Kaliningrad shares land borders with two NATO nations, Lithuania and Poland, but not Russia. Captured from Nazi Germany by the … Read more