EPA officially reinstates California's authority to craft its own vehicle emissions standards

"Today we proudly reaffirm California's longstanding authority to lead in addressing pollution from cars and trucks," EPA Administrator Michael Regan said in a statement. "Our partnership with states to confront the climate crisis has never been more important. With today's action, we reinstate an approach that for years has helped advance clean technologies and cut air pollution for people not just in California, but for the U.S. as a whole." In 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive or

Trump-era interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated ethics rules while in office, watchdog report finds

The new report from the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General focuses on Zinke's involvement with the Great Northern Veterans Peace Park Foundation, which Zinke resigned from upon his confirmation as interior secretary in 2017. The foundation, based in Zinke's hometown of Whitefish, Montana, was in negotiations with developers for a commercial development project called 95 Karrow, which sought to establish businesses in the area including a hotel, restaurant and microbrewery, accordi

Buttigieg says 'we need to take a look at' a no-fly list for unruly passengers

"I think we need to take a look at it. Look, the airlines are often doing their own internal no-fly list. Some of them have spoken about maybe coordinating on that, and we're looking at these policy recommendations as well," Buttigieg told CNN's Kate Bolduan in an interview. Buttigieg has previously expressed openness to a federal no-fly list for violent airplane passengers, telling CNN in late October that it "should be on the table." The existing federal no-fly list is used to prevent terrori

Nicole Kidman looks regal on the red carpet in gown fit for a queen

Nicole Kidman wore a dress fit for a queen at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie, “Being the Ricardos.” The Oscar winner shared a post on Instagram Monday of her red carpet look as well as photos with her fellow co-stars with the caption “So happy to be here xx.” Kidman, 54, dazzled in a strapless tulle and sequined ballgown from Armani Privé, which she paired with a vibrant red lip color. She completed her outfit with shoes from Jimmy Choo and a watch from Omega. In “Being the Ricardo

Doja Cat crowns Teyana Taylor the queen of 'Planet Her' in her latest interstellar video

Fresh from her Grammy-nominated album, Doja Cat has released the music video of her hit single “Woman.” The intergalactic video features the 26-year-old singer-songwriter with Teyana Taylor as the queen of Planet Her. Under the creative direction of Janelle Monáe and H.E.R.’s creative brand childartiste, the video has already reached over one million views on YouTube and also features model Guetcha. The cosmic video offers a mix of vocals, visuals and choreography as Doja Cat’s viewers are tak

Brené Brown explains the difference between 'belonging and fitting in'

Brené Brown is doing what she does best: Helping us understand our emotions and making us feel less alone. The bestselling author appeared on Hoda & Jenna on TODAY Monday to discuss her latest book, "Atlas of the Heart," which delves into the importance of understanding our emotions, what it means to be human and and how to have meaningful connections. During the interview, Jenna Bush Hager asked Brown for deeper insight on “belonging and fitting in,” one of the topics discussed in “Atlas of t

Cardi B is every newbie cook as she tries to make a full Thanksgiving dinner

Cardi B has made her mark in the music world and is now ready to try her hand in the kitchen. In the latest episode of "Cardi Tries," the American Music Award winner tackled her fears to make a complete Thanksgiving dinner. “I feel like just having the pressure on your shoulders that you have to do the Thanksgiving one is scary,” said Cardi B. But it was a challenge she bravely took on as the "Up" rapper, 29, teamed up with fellow recording artist Ciara and chef Kwame Onwuachi for the big tas

Hanifa’s Debut Runway Show in Washington D.C.

Designer Anifa Mvuemba debuted her Black-owned clothing line Hanifa for the first time in her hometown of Washington, D.C., at the National Portrait Gallery. The highly anticipated event showcased Hanifa’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection and consisted of a 35-look collection throughout the live runway show. The show titled “Dream” featured whimsical and imaginative pieces that left attendees anticipating her first drop of the collection. The line consists of Hanifa’s signature pieces, paired with n

The 1st 'Harry Potter' movie turns 20! See the cast then and now

Tuesday is a big day for the Wizarding World, as it marks 20 years since the debut film of the “Harry Potter” franchise was released in theaters. On Nov. 16, 2001, J.K. Rowling’s bestselling novel “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" was brought to life by young stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint and has still managed a devoted following for 20 years. To celebrate, we're taking a look at the movie's stars, then and now. Radcliffe, now 32, was 11 when he began playing the s

Summer Walker Gets Transparent in New Album, Still Over It

Summer Walker is not new to the spotlight, and her much-awaited junior album, Still Over It, following the top-selling album, Over It, left fans craving more. The R&B queen has consistently dropped relatable hits and didn’t miss a beat in her latest album release. The album recently broke Apple Music’s record for the most album streams in a day by a female-identifying artist ever, and Still Over It was named the biggest R&B album debut ever on the platform as well. “Take this opportunity to le

Will Poulter comments on his Marvel transformation that has fans going wild

Will Poulter is gearing up to play the role of Adam Warlock in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” In a recent interview with British GQ, the 28-year-old star commented on his transformation for the upcoming film, which has had fans going wild on social media. The movie, due to be released in 2023, is set to begin filming in the coming weeks, and Poulter is dedicated to being in shape for the Adam Warlock role. In preparation, the British actor has committed to consistent training, and

Ed Sheeran reveals he doesn't feel accepted in the pop music world

In a recent interview on the radio show "The Breakfast Club," singer Ed Sheeran revealed that he hasn't felt welcomed within the very industry he's a part of. “I've never felt accepted by my scene,” the pop star said about his experience. The "Shivers" singer went on to say he often only feels accepted by other musicians outside his genre, including those within the U.K. rap and grime scenes in particular. “I'm not accepted by my genre. ... My peers largely, I feel, in the pop scene often don'

Kathie Lee's daughter opens up about her 2nd wedding: 'My mom got up and sang too!'

Cassidy Gilford and her husband, Ben Weirda, tied the knot for a second time after their intimate COVID-19-restricted ceremony back in June 2020. The two lovebirds said “I do” (again) on Oct. 10, 2021 alongside family and longtime friends in Nashville, Tennessee. In a new interview with People magazine, the daughter of former TODAY co-host Kathie Lee Gifford opened up about the recent celebration, sharing intimate details about the special day. The couple's first celebration was initially plan

Kelly Clarkson takes a 'crack' at an Annie Lennox song for 'Kellyoke'

Kelly Clarkson kicked off her week with a cover of an Annie Lennox song. The singer and daytime talk show host performed a powerful cover of "Pavement Cracks," from Lennox's 2003 album, "Bare," during Monday's installment of "Kellyoke." Clarkson wore a black silk dress complemented by blue ambient mood lighting during her performance alongside her band, Y’all. Fans applauded the cover on social media, pointing out the range that Clarkson possesses with her covers for “Kellyoke.” “It doesn't

Gentrification Blamed for Food Insecurity in Wards 7, 8

New restaurants, grocery stores and specialty food markets have been popping up all over the District of Columbia as gentrification has taken hold in neighborhood after neighborhood. But in the two heavily Black Wards 7 and 8, getting fresh food has been a challenge. Of the 49 full-service grocery stores offered in D.C., only four are located in the two wards, which have lost grocery stores over the past decade. While food insecurity is no new issue in D.C., as the rest of the city flourishes

Jonas Brothers set to get roasted in new Netflix special

The Jonas Brothers are ready to get roasted, just in time for Thanksgiving. Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas have announced an hourlong comedy special, "Jonas Brothers Family Roast," which premieres Nov. 23 on Netflix. "It's a one-of-a-kind comedy special that celebrates the universal truth that no one can get under your skin quite like your family," Nick Jonas said in a promotional video released Monday. The special will be hosted by "Saturday Night Live" star Kenan Thompson, with guest appearances

Homecoming Fashion Show Takes Students Back In Time

This year’s annual fashion show “Nostalgia”, brought students back in time with the ‘90s and early 2000s themed event. The production wrapping up this year’s Homecoming festivities was unlike any other, as the event was planned in under a week. “They ate that, especially because they were given so little time to prepare and you wouldn’t even notice,” senior public relations LaShun O’Rear said. The show featuring 12 designers, including well-known brand, Timberland began coordination last week,

'Beverly Hills, 90210' stars remember Luke Perry on his 55th birthday

"Beverly Hills, 90210" cast members are paying tribute Monday to late co-star Luke Perry on what would have been his 55th birthday. Perry, who famously played Dylan McKay on the hit 1990s teen drama, died in 2019 after suffering a massive stroke. Tori Spelling, who starred as Donna Martin on "90210," wrote a heartwarming message to Perry on Instagram, describing him as a “friend” and “brother.” "I remember meeting you as a young insecure teen girl," she wrote. "You were the first boy to ever

Here's how the star of 'Diana: The Musical' nailed Princess Diana's regal posture

"Diana: The Musical," which highlights the moments that made Princess Diana adored across the world and follows her marriage to Prince Charles, debuts on Netflix and Broadway this fall. The musical stars Jeanna de Waal, a British actor who has also performed in "Kinky Boots" and "Wicked." In an interview with TODAY, de Waal talked about her journey to securing the role of Princess Diana, her hopes for the Broadway performance and her favorite scenes from the show. After de Waal got the part, s
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