Actress Mary Tyler Moore, whose eponymous 1970s series helped usher in a new era for women on television, died Wednesday at the age of 80, her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum said.
“Today beloved icon Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” she said. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” debuted in 1970 and starred the actress as Mary Richards, a single 30-something career woman at a Minneapolis TV station. The series was hailed by feminists and fans alike as the first modern woman’s sitcom.
Australian Open: Williams Sisters To Compete In Grand Slam Final:
On Australia Day at the Australian Open, Americans ruled in the women’s semifinals.
More specifically, two resilient, legendary players who’ve long carried the torch for US tennis — Serena and Venus Williams.
And the result is a tantalizing, first grand slam final between the siblings — who own a combined 29 majors in careers that have spanned three decades — in eight years.
“This is probably the moment of our careers so far,” Serena told reporters. “For me, I can definitely say for me.
“I never lost hope for us being able to play each other in a (grand slam) final although it was hard because we’re usually on the same side of the draw.”
They progressed in contrasting fashions, with Venus edging free-swinging, fellow California native CoCo Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 before Serena crushed Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1 in 50 minutes.
Donald Trump Is Doing Exactly What He Said He Would Do:
As he progressed from punchline to primary contender, from frontrunner to nominee, and then from seemingly doomed general election candidate to president-elect, Donald Trump has, for all his idiosyncrasies, offered a remarkably consistent package of promises.
Now, less than a week into his presidency, he is beginning to carry them out.
The grinding machinery of federal government has not checked his most extreme ambitions, as so many savvy observers predicted, and the weight of the office has not humbled or aroused in him some reservoir of internal reflection. Instead, much as we saw during the primary — as defeated Republicans fell in line behind Trump only to be mocked or ignored — power only emboldens him.
Study: 30% Of Kids Have Two Or More Sugary Drinks A Day:
A new study sheds light on just how many calories and added sugars children are drinking.
Almost two-thirds of children in the United States consumed at least one sugary beverage on any given day — and roughly 30% consumed two or more a day — between 2011 and 2014, according to the study, released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
On average, drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day provided more than 10% of the total daily calories among the children, said Asher Rosinger, epidemic intelligence service officer at the CDC and lead author of the study.
Trump’s Talk Puts GOP In A Jam:
In a closed-door meeting Wednesday, House and Senate Republican leaders stressed the importance of party unity and to avoid intraparty fights that could threaten the GOP hold of Washington.
But they quickly ran into a problem: President Donald Trump.
Publicly, Republicans recoiled at Trump’s talk of mass voter fraud in the November elections, urging him not to use government resources to investigate a problem many in the party believe the president has vastly exaggerated — and even Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said he wouldn’t look into the matter. They dodged questions about whether Congress would appropriate billions of dollars to pay for Trump’s wall along the border of Mexico.