Summary It's official: the world just became a little more beautiful...because Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have welcomed a baby girl! Meanwhile, the super-private lovebirds seem stronger than ever after first stepping out as a couple about three years ago. . "All her friends love Ryan and Eva together," the source dished of the twosome.
Summary Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab , the Post's statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. "The two states with the largest shifts have been Colorado and North Carolina -- in both cases, the movement has been in Democrats' direction," writes Silver . "That accounts for most of the difference in the forecast."
Summary When Rolling Stone caught up with Neil Diamond last summer , the singer-songwriter had just penned a song to commemorate the Boston Marathon bombings while continuing to work a new LP. Produced by Don Was and Jacknife Lee, the record is Diamond's first studio album since 2010's Dreams, and first collection of original material since 2008's chart-topping, Rick Rubin-produced Home Before Dark. Above, check out the music video for the album's fifth track: Backlit and occasionally glancing at the camera, he sings the reflective "Nothing But a Heartache" lyrics while strumming his guitar on a stool in a dark room.
Summary According to Tuesday's KTXS News , a police canine with the Madisonville Police Department in Texas, was found dead in his handler's patrol SUV last Friday. The five-year-old Belgian Malinois named "Baron," came home with his handler on Friday and his body was discovered in the SUV several hours after the officer's arrival at home; since the time of the dog's death, the officer has been placed on administrative duty.
Summary Texas Board of Education member David Bradley wants to set the record straight on global warming. Instead, Bradley plans to push for textbooks that teach climate-science doubt--presenting the link between greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity and global warming as an unsubstantiated and controversial theory. For people who do study the climate for a living, that mission is infuriating, as such a posture misrepresents the state of climate science: Surveys of peer-reviewed academic studies show that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that human activity is the primary driver of global warming.
Summary Fabulous! Michael D. Lumpkin, the assistant secretary of defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, spoke on a call with several journalists. Nancy Lindborg, the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance of U.S. Agency for International Development, which leads the U.S. government response on Ebola, clarified on the call that the health workers for whom the facility is meant are foreign health care workers, not Liberians.
Summary Five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury will embark on a North American tour of the Noel Coward comedy Blithe Spirit this December. Additional casting will be announced in the coming months. The tour will kick off on December 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, with subsequent stops at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre , and Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre .
Summary A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of Kevin Ward Jr., a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. "Upon my review of all of the information contained in the entire investigation, I have made the determination that it would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken in this matter," Tantillo said in a statement. "Accordingly, the evidence developed in the investigation will be presented to an Ontario County grand jury in the near future."