Warren Buffett donates $4.6 billion to Gates Foundation and other organizations

Text size Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett donates billions every year. Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett made his annual philanthropic donations on Wednesday, donating $4.6 billion in Berkshire stock to five organizations, with the bulk going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett has given $3.6 billion … Read more

The View’s Joy Behar compares the ‘stupidity’ of the missing submarine scandal to James Cameron’s Titanic

Joy Behar’s heart will go on…but her patience to understand humans might not. While View the co-hosts discussed the ongoing saga involving five people who are believed to have disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean after their submersible OceanGate Expeditions set off around 6 a.m. local time on Sunday to explore the wreck of the Titanic, … Read more

Kyiv blows up key bridge leading to Crimea, Kremlin-backed officials say

Ukrainian forces have launched a missile strike on a bridge connecting the Kherson region and Crimea, Russia-appointed officials in both regions said today. Vladimir Saldo, the Russia-appointed Kherson governor, said the Chongar bridge was likely to have been attacked by Storm Shadow missiles that damaged the road, but traffic has been diverted to a different … Read more

Justice Department begins turning over evidence to Trump team in classified documents case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said late Wednesday that it began turning over evidence to former President Donald Trump’s legal team as his attorneys prepare a defense against charges that he unlawfully kept classified documents. The evidence includes transcripts of grand jury testimony in Washington and Florida, copies of CCTV footage obtained by the … Read more

Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton Turns Down $40 Million Option, Will Become a Free Agent

Khris Middleton is a pending free agent. The three-time All-Star turned down his $40 million option with the Milwaukee Bucks and will test free agency. His agents Mike Lindeman and Jeff Schwartz told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski of the decision on Wednesday evening. The news did not prevent Middleton from returning to the Bucks. But Milwaukee … Read more

Kevin Smith wrote ‘Superman’ with Nicolas Cage’s ax and was forced to add a giant spider; He now says it’s ‘Badass’ after watching ‘The Flash’

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains major spoilers for Warner Bros.’ “The Flash.” and DC Studios, currently streaming in theaters. “I finally got to see Nic Cage as Superman. It was an absolute treat for me,” Kevin Smith recently told Rolling Stone of watching ‘The Flash’. The movie and that Cage-as-Superman cameo near the end is … Read more

Transforming South Africa’s coal-fired power plant into clean energy requires millions in loans; experts say it’s a problem

MIDDELBURG, South Africa (AP) — Plumes of heat-trapping pollutants last escaped from giant chimneys at the Komati Power Station in October, when the coal-fired plant that powered Africa’s starving power grid du Sud for over half a century was closed to make way for solar, wind and battery storage. Komati’s conversion to be part of … Read more