SAG-AFTRA Board Recommends Members Authorize Strike

The Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Board is recommending Thursday that its members vote to authorize a strike, as negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture Television Producers loom on the horizon.Negotiations for a TV/theatrical contract between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP begin June 7. The vote to recommend a strike does not ensure a strike will in fact happen, but it allows the board to call one if deemed necessary.Meanwhile, the Writers Guild of American is entering its third week on strike in a labor dispute with the AMPTP. SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 entertainment and media professionals. “For the first time in a very long time, our member leadership stands in solidarity at the negotiating committee and the National Board levels on moving forward with a strike authorization. We must get all our ducks in a row should the need present itself,” SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said in a statement. “The prospect of a strike is not a first option, but a last resort. As my dad always says, `Better to have and not need than to need

Pasadena doctor ‘purposely drove off’ cliff, wife says

The wife of a Pasadena radiologist accused her husband of intentionally trying to kill his family by driving their Tesla off a cliff along Highway 1 in San Mateo County, according to a newly unsealed search warrant affidavit. Dharmesh Patel, 41, his wife and their children, aged 4 and 7, were heading south on Highway 1 on Jan. 2 when their car plunged over the side of a cliff and fell more than 250 feet. The Patel family had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency services. Court documents say that while aboard a rescue helicopter, Patel’s wife told officers, “He drove off. He’s depressed. He’s a doctor. He said he was going to drive off the cliff. He purposely drove off.” San Mateo County District Attorney Steven Wagstaffe told KTLA sister station KRON4 that multiple people heard her statements, “There were multiple emergency people there who heard the statements as well as the CHP officer.” In this photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, emergency personnel respond to a vehicle over the side of Highway 1 on Jan. 1, 2023, in San Mateo County

The Heat keep stealing Game 1′s and the Celtics should be concerned

Every time the Miami Heat win Game 1, they go on to win the series. What’s been true for the Heat in each of their previous two playoff series should be equally concerning for a Boston Celtics team that forfeited home-court advantage with a 123-116 loss at TD Garden in the series-opener on Wednesday. The Heat are going to walk onto your home floor, and if your team isn’t ready for a dogfight, Miami is going to beat you. It’s what they did in their first-round stunner at Milwaukee’s FiServ Forum before eliminating the conference-favorite Bucks in five games. And it’s how the Heat advanced past the Knicks in six games in the second round, first by stealing home-court advantage with a Game 1 victory at Madison Square Garden. There’s something almost emasculating about an underdog winning Game 1 on the road. Just ask the Celtics fans who booed their home team off the court after an embarrassing performance with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line. History favors the team that wins the series-opener. Seventy-eight percent of the teams that take a

‘I thought I’m going to die’: Eloy Jiménez is pushing to return to the Chicago White Sox after an appendectomy

Eloy Jiménez was asked how he was feeling Wednesday afternoon. “A couple weeks ago I thought I’m going to die,” Jiménez said, “so I feel really good.” The Chicago White Sox outfielder/designated hitter spoke with reporters for the first time since undergoing an appendectomy May 6 at Cincinnati’s Good Samaritan Hospital. Jiménez said he woke up that morning and “all my abs hurt.” “It was bad,” he said. “I can’t even see or lay down or stand up. It was really bad for a moment. I really thought I was going to die, but now I’m here and I feel good. “Appendicitis never crossed my mind. I thought it was something that I ate, something funny. But as soon as we got to the doctor, they said right away it was appendicitis. At the beginning, I didn’t even want to have surgery, but you know, health comes first before baseball. So it was tough, but now I’m here and I feel good.” The initial projection for his recovery was four to six weeks. “I think I’m going to be back quicker than what they said,”

Here’s when you can see the moon in the Da Vinci glow

By Madeline Holcombe | CNN Gaze up into the sky next week, and you might catch a glimpse of the Da Vinci glow. It’s a phenomenon that can happen around sunset when a crescent moon is on the horizon, but the outline of a full moon is visible. The Da Vinci glow is a common occurrence, and easy to see, said Christine Shupla, the science engagement manager at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. But its appearance was once an inscrutable mystery. What caused that ghostly full moon effect, sometimes called “the old moon in the new moon’s arms,” was an ancient question illuminated by Leonardo da Vinci, according to NASA. And the answer is light coming from Earth. Distinct from sunshine, Earthshine refers to the light emitted from Earth even after the sun sets, NASA said. This light source coming from Earth is about 50 times brighter than the light from a full moon. When Leonardo theorized about this, Copernicus hadn’t even published the theory that Earth revolved around the sun yet. But through an artistic understanding of light and shadow and engineer’s understanding

Pac-12 approves in-game interviews and other changes to football broadcasts

The Pac-12 on Thursday announced a series of changes to its football broadcasts designed to enhance the viewing experience. All games on ESPN, Fox and the Pac-12 Networks will now feature the following, according to the conference: — In-game head coach interviews. — Pre-game and halftime locker room camera access. — Coaches and select student-athletes wired on-field pre-game. — Cameras in the coaches’ booth without sound. — Extended handheld camera permission. The changes were approved by the Pac-12 presidents and have the support of the football coaches. “ESPN is constantly exploring creative ways to entertain, engage and inform our viewers, and the access provided by the Pac-12 is a fantastic opportunity to do just that,” said Lee Fitting, ESPN’s senior vice president for production. “Delivering success with these types of innovations on other properties across ESPN platforms, we’re excited to enhance our college football productions and truly appreciate our partners at the Pac-12 for taking this step.” The push toward in-game access began last year, when the Pac-12 Networks aired what it called “mic’d-up content for non-live use” featuring three coaches: Arizona’s Jedd Fisch, Cal’s

San Francisco names first drag laureate in U.S.

By STEFANIE DAZIO and HAVEN DALEY | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Anti-trans legislation is roiling the nation. Bills prohibiting drag performances are cropping up in statehouses. Violence and vitriol are turning children’s drag story hour events into headline-news protests. San Francisco is fighting back Thursday by naming the nation’s first drag laureate, an ambassador-style position designed to represent the city’s famous LGBTQ+ community at a time when rights are under attack. In a city known for its support of LGBTQ+ rights, San Francisco Mayor London Breed says it was a natural step to create a position that not only embraces drag culture but puts government resources toward it. D’Arcy Drollinger, a well-known drag performer and nightclub owner, will receive a $55,000 stipend in her 18-month role as the city’s inaugural drag laureate. “My goals are to make San Francisco sparkle. I think drag performers bring a lot of sparkle and humor and glamor and silliness to the world. I think that is part of why drag is so successful,” Drollinger said, adding that she expects to be in drag for the entirety of her

Report finds Americans are snacking more

Pass the trail mix and popcorn, because a lot us here in the U.S. are snacking more than ever. And here’s some more food for thought: market research firm Circana Group finds most Americans are eating three or more snacks a day. That’s up 8% in the past two years. Jesse Newman, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal covering food and agriculture, joins CBS News with more.