Book by Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll is released
Author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll made headlines in June, when excerpts from her upcoming memoir were published that contained an explosive allegation: that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan dressing room in the 1990s. On Tuesday, Carroll’s book, entitled “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal,” goes on sale, possibly reviving the somewhat-muted media coverage of her story. In her book, Carroll says Trump pinned her against a wall in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room, pulled down her tights and penetrated her. Trump denied the accusation, saying, “I have no idea who this woman is. It is a totally false accusation.”
USWNT plays for a spot in the World Cup final
The United States and England square off in Lyon on Tuesday (3 p.m. ET on Fox) for a place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final (Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on Fox). The match, regarded as a heavyweight encounter, promises to deliver excitement — the USWNT are defending world champions, while the English finished third in the 2015 World Cup. The Americans are feeling confident after defeating host nation France in the last round. Keep an eye out for Megan Rapinoe, who scored two goals in each of the knockout games but who also has drawn the ire of President Donald Trump. The teams also share a surprisingly close connection, as U.S. coach Jill Ellis is an English native whose teenage move across the pond sparked her love of soccer.
NASA to test Orion lunar spacecraft
NASA on Tuesday will test the launch abort system for the Orion spacecraft, the capsule designed to carry astronauts to lunar orbit. During a four-hour window beginning at 7 a.m. ET, the demo version of the capsule will be launched atop a booster at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. During the three-minute test, the spacecraft will blast off to an altitude of about six miles. Then the system’s abort motor will fire and pull the capsule away from the booster, as it would in an emergency during a regular flight. Tuesday’s launch marks a critical milestone for NASA as it prepares to send humans back to the moon within the next five years.
Baseball community in mourning after Tyler Skaggs’ death
For the second time in a decade, the Los Angeles Angels were struck by tragedy. Tyler Skaggs died Monday afternoon in Texas at the team hotel, hours before the team was scheduled to play the Rangers. Skaggs is the 13th active Major League Baseball player to die since Darryl Kile’s death in 2002, and current and former teammates have expressed their sympathies to Skaggs’ family. Police said that no foul play is suspected in Skaggs’ death, and an investigation is ongoing Tuesday.
Spider-Man picks up the pieces after ‘Avengers: Endgame’
“Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the 23rd film in the mega-popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, swings into theaters nationwide Tuesday (★★★ out of four; rated PG-13) . The film catches up with Tom Holland’s teen web-swinger Peter Parker as he and his friends, including best pal Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) and love interest MJ (Zendaya), are planning a European class trip while still dealing with the aftermath of “Endgame.” When — spoiler alert — elemental monsters show up during the trip, and a new super-dude enters the scene in the enigmatic Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Stalwart spy Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits an unwitting Spidey to help out, though Peter’s initially hesitant because of all that’s happened since 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” While the film feels unfocused in parts, USA TODAY’s Brian Truitt says “Spider-Man: Far From Home” continues Holland’s amazing Spidey run and introduces Jake Gyllenhaal in his top-notch first comic-book role.
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