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‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant explains that ‘loveless marriage’ intro

‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant explains that ‘loveless marriage’ intro

The “Wheel of Fortune” contestant whose “loveless marriage” intro went viral swears he was joking and is in fact very happily married. On Tuesday’s show, Blair Davis told host Pat Sajak that he was “trapped in a loveless marriage” with an old “battle ax” named Kim and that she “cursed my life with three stepchildren,…MORE

Siya Kolisi: Shock defeat by Japan ‘has been with us for four years’

Siya Kolisi: Shock defeat by Japan ‘has been with us for four years’

Much has changed since South Africa’s shock defeat by Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the Springboks’ scars from that day in Brighton have never completely healed. Siya Kolisi, a second-half substitute back then but now the Springboks’ captain, is praying history won’t repeat itself as the two sides meet again on Japanese…MORE

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

A Hong Kong court has ruled against redefining the meaning of marriage that would have allowed same-sex unions and civil partnerships in the city. Hong Kong’s Court of the First Instance ruled on Friday against a woman, known as MK, who complained that the government’s lack of marriage options in Hong Kong violated her constitutional…MORE

Lady Gaga plummets backward off stage while dancing with a fan

Lady Gaga plummets backward off stage while dancing with a fan

Lady Gaga may have sung “Edge of Glory” but it was the edge of the stage that proved her undoing during her latest Enigma show in Las Vegas, when she plummeted backward into the crowd. The singer had invited a fan, Jack, up on stage to dance with her. But as she jumped into his…MORE

Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes suffers freak kneecap dislocation

Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes suffers freak kneecap dislocation

Kansas City Chiefs players had their heads in their hands. Even some Denver Broncos players took a knee as a mark of respect. Patrick Mahomes’ knee “didn’t even look like a knee,’ according to one teammate, after the NFL’s reigning MVP suffered a freak dislocation. It should have been a night of celebration for the…MORE

With China’s latest GDP data, it’s hard to ignore fears about global growth

With China’s latest GDP data, it’s hard to ignore fears about global growth

Happy Friday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. China’s growth dropped to its lowest level in nearly three decades as the world’s second largest economy continues to feel the pain from its trade conflict with the United States.…MORE

The Aramco IPO will help destroy the planet, environmental groups warn

The Aramco IPO will help destroy the planet, environmental groups warn

Saudi Aramco is trying to pull off a monster IPO that will be a major rainmaker for Wall Street. But environmental groups are urging big banks to help save the planet by refusing to work on the lucrative deal. In a letter to Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and other leading investment banks, the environmental activists…MORE

Five Disney fans could get $1,000 for binge-watching movies

Five Disney fans could get $1,000 for binge-watching movies

Calling Disney fans — some of you could earn $1,000 by binge-watching your favorite movies. Media site Review.org said it is seeking the “biggest, baddest Disney fan” to watch 30 of their favorite movies and TV shows on the Disney+ streaming service in the 30 days after the platform launches on November 12. Candidates are…MORE

Renault’s problems are piling up. Now its sales are slumping

Renault’s problems are piling up. Now its sales are slumping

Renault has told investors to expect weaker sales in 2019, a warning that raises new concerns about the health of the French carmaker after it ousted its second CEO in less than a year. The carmaker said in a statement late on Thursday that it expects revenue to decline by up to 4%, instead of…MORE

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter just became the longest-married presidential couple

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter just became the longest-married presidential couple

Twenty six thousand seven hundred and sixty five days — and counting. That’s more than 75 years. And that’s how long former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have been married — making them the longest married presidential couple. The Carter Center celebrated the milestone Thursday when the couple bested the record held by…MORE

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