Arleen Sorkin Dead: 'Days of Our Lives,' Harley Quinn Actress Was 67

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Arleen Sorkin, Original Voice of Harley Quinn and 'Days of Our Lives' Actress, Dies at 67.

Arleen Sorkin

Arleen Sorkin, known for voicing Harley Quinn across the animated DC Universe, has died. She was 67.
DC co-head James Gunn shared the news with a post on Instagram dedicated to the memory of Sorkin.

"Rest in Peace, Arleen Sorkin, the incredibly talented original voice of Harley Quinn, who helped to create the character so many of us love. Love to her family and friends," Gunn shared.

Sorkin began her career in television in 1982 with an appearance on Saturday Night Live as a background actor. In 1987 she was part of the cast of the sitcom Duet where she played the role of Geneva. She would later go on to appear in Open House (1989), Dream On (1990) and Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss.


A losing battle to save the lungs of Athens as wildfires grip Greece.

Firefighters look at a wildfire burning on Mount Parnitha, in Athens, Greece, August 24, 2023.

In Agia Paraskevi, one of the villages dotted around Mount Panitha, just 15 miles north of Greece's capital, Athens, we found a familiar sight: a woman standing in front of a burned house, its black, skeletal roof beams reaching imploringly into the smoldering sky as if begging for mercy. Tears streamed down her face as she contemplated what she lost. She cried softly in almost resigned despair. Greece is once again in the grip of wildfires, and this year they are worse than ever.

Hours earlier we were standing in the same village, talking to Nikos as he stood outside his home, eyeing the advancing smoke. He was spraying a thin stream of water through a skinny hosepipe, dousing parked cars and soaking the ground around his home, in what surely seemed a futile attempt to ward off the impending danger.

Nikos told me he had been doing this for two days. He had packed a bag with a few clothes and, along with his wife and their dog, was prepared to leave – if the authorities forced him to do so. "Only if someone puts a gun to my head," he told me. Like so many in these villages, he had poured his life into this little house.


Why most of Trump's Republican rivals won't attack him.

Former President Donald Trump arrives in Atlanta on August 24, 2023.

Polls show Donald Trump leading Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, his nearest rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, by about 40 points. You might think this would cause the former president's GOP rivals to attack him in an attempt to eat into that support, which stands at north of 50% of the primary vote.

Yet, most of his opponents seem hesitant, if not totally unwilling, to do so.

A look at the numbers reveals why. Those who have gone after him have seen their popularity among Republican voters suffer, while those who have risen in primary polling are either mostly not mentioning Trump or are praising him.

You needn't look further than former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to understand what happens when a Republican candidate is highly critical of the former president. Christie is setting records for intraparty unpopularity.
His net favorability rating in the latest Quinnipiac University poll stands at minus-44 points among Republicans. An astounding 61% of Republican voters hold an unfavorable view of him.


Chiefs Rally to Defeat Browns, 33-32, in Preseason Finale.

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The Kansas City Chiefs fought back from an early deficit to close out the preseason with a victory on Saturday, defeating the Cleveland Browns, 33-32, at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Leading by just one point with less than a minute remaining in the game, Chiefs' defensive tackle Phil Hoskins blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt by Browns' kicker Cade York that would have pushed Cleveland ahead if it had been successful. Hoskins' efforts meant that the Chiefs took over on offense, however, essentially securing the victory.

The block marked a fitting conclusion to an eventful game that the Chiefs once trailed by 19 points. Kansas City managed just three points through its first four possessions, but following that slow start, quarterback Shane Buechele led a nine-play, 90-yard drive that ended with a 3-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Justyn Ross.

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert then had the Chiefs back in the end zone two possessions later with a short pass to tailback La'Mical Perine, who broke numerous tackles on his way to a 20-yard score. The play served as an exclamation point on what turned out to be a strong preseason for Perine, who racked 147 total yards on 20 touches over the last three weeks.


4 reasons to start buying the August stock-market weakness - and what to buy

Begin buying now, and then add on any weakness. CBS/COURTESY EVERETT COLLECTION

It's time to start buying the August stock-market weakness. But keep some purchasing power on hand to take advantage of weaker prices ahead. That's the key takeaway based on insights from economic fundamentals, technical analysis, corporate insider buying activity, and investor sentiment.
Investor's nerves are raw because of all the stock market damage in 2022. Trepidation is understandable. But the current pullback is just a healthy correction in a bull market. This isn't the "big one."
Let's drill down on what experts in these four areas tell us to think about the pullback.

1. No recession ahead
The rise in the 10-year bond yield reflects increasing worries about inflation — and economic growth that just won't quit. The concern is the Federal Reserve will have to hike interest rates even more, sparking a recession.However, these worries are unfounded, says Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research. Inflation is actually pretty tame by now. Yardeni points out that excluding rising rents, the consumer-price index (CPI) and core CPI are 2% and 2.5%. "What am I missing, exactly?" he asks.

Rent inflation is leveling off too, according to data from Zillow and Apartment List. "I know with 100% confidence that rent inflation is coming down.
The Fed has basically accomplished its goal," says Yardeni. He's referring to the Fed's desire to bring inflation down to 2% by 2025. "Even if energy prices go up, that will be offset by rents," says Yardeni. Economic weakness in China will also put downward pressure on U.S. prices...