Sen. Charles E. Schumer wants New Yorkers to know that real help is on the way following the Senate passage of a $1.9 trillionfederal stimulus relief package Saturday. The aid will provide $1,400 each member of a household, and direct billions of dollars to schools, state and local governments, and businesses.[…]Read more >Similar articles >
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- Many former company members acted in the movie, including John Carroll Lynch as Norm, Sally Wingert as one of Jerry's customers, Bruce Bohne as Marge's colleague and Isabell Monk O'Connor, whose cop role was cut.
- Shot in the winter of 1995 but released on March 8, 1996, Joel and Ethan Coen's "Fargo" earned a pair of Oscars (for best actress Frances McDormand and the Coens' screenplay), spawned two TV series (a brief one starring Edie Falco preceded the FX effort that recently concluded its fourth season ) and made the whole country think Minnesotans really talk like that.
- Last week, scores of Republicans and many Democrats asked Cuomo to resign immediately when the third woman came forward to allege the governor held her face and asked if he could kiss her while they were attending a wedding reception two years ago.
- The intensifying calls for his resignation followed the initial allegations made by three women — former aides Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett, and Anna Ruch, who did not work for Cuomo but told the New York Times that Cuomo grabbed her and attempted to kiss her at a wedding.
As reports of discoveries of different coronavirus strains continue to emerge, more people have expressed concern about how well the COVID-19 vaccines will work against these variants. But researchers say there's ample evidence that current vaccines work well against variants. […]Read more >Similar articles >
- Republican state lawmakers are pushing for social media giants to face costly lawsuits for policing content on their websites, taking aim at a federal law that prevents internet companies from being sued for removing posts.
- The sponsor of Oklahoma’s version, Republican state Sen. Rob Standridge, said social media posts are being unjustly censored and that people should have a way to challenge the platforms’ actions given their powerful place in American discourse.
- The avalanche of federal dollars, which clock in at approximately 9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), includes $1,400 checks for middle- and lower-income Americans, extends unemployment insurance through much of the summer, and provides $70 billion to increase vaccine distribution and coronavirus testing.
- The Senate on Saturday afternoon narrowly passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, a key milestone for President Joe Biden to ink his first legislative priority into law.
Christian Grey is tying up the loose ends of his side of the story this summer. “Freed: Fifty Shades Freed as told by Christian” is set to hit shelves on June 1, the publisher said Sunday. The book is the conclusion to author E L James’ trilogy from Christian’s point of view. […]Read more >Similar articles >
Andrey Rublev won his fourth tour singles title in seven months as the Russian beat Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Sunday. Rublev continued the form which has made him one of the top players in men's tennis since play resumed amid the coronavirus pandemic last year. […]Read more >Similar articles >
An iconic California hotel closed abruptly Friday after filing bankruptcy, evicting dozens of guests including a visiting National Hockey League team. The 805-room Fairmont Hotel in San Jose relocated fewer than 50 guests to other local hotels and paid for their lodging, […]Read more >Similar articles >
Third stimulus check update: Biden pushes House to quickly approve spending bill with $1,400 payments
President Joe Biden’s communications director on Sunday urged the U.S. House to quickly approve the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill now that it has passed the Senate. Kate Bedingfield said the administration hoped that there would be enough support for the measure in the Democratic-controlled House, […]Read more >Similar articles >
A raucous — and largely maskless — 800-person party in Colorado left SWAT officers injured and several vehicles damaged overnight Saturday, police say. The party had been going for hours in Boulder’s University Hill neighborhood near the University of Colorado Boulder when police responded to the scene, […]Read more >Similar articles >
More than 1 million people in North Carolina have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine as of Thursday. A total of 2.7 million doses have been administered statewide. Roughly 500 people gathered on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill after North Carolina’s win over Duke on Saturday. […]Read more >Similar articles >
A pale yellow, two-story duplex in Berkeley with a powerful political connection may soon be eligible to receive historic status. That’s because as a child, Kamala Harris — who is the first woman and first Black and Southeast Asian woman to hold the office of vice president — lived on the top floor of the home on Bancroft Way. […]Read more >Similar articles >
BOWLING GREEN —The Greek letters marking the home ofPi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity at Bowling Green State University were removed Sunday following a hazing incident that now has the family of one of the organization’s new recruits in the process of donating his organs. […]Read more >Similar articles >
- Families at Riverdale are encouraged to join school-sponsored “affinity” groups to bond with people from their ethnicity or skin color.
- In mid-June, a few weeks after the George Floyd protests began, the head of Riverdale Country School, the New York City private school my wife and I entrusted with the education of our two young children, sent a memo apologizing for unspecified past wrongs.
- Cuomo said Sunday he will not resign, the day after two more women accused him of inappropriate behavior in articles for the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
- On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post both published stories that included women who alleged that Cuomo touched them or behaved in a way that made them uncomfortable.
- In The Guardian, Lili Wilkinson noted dismissively that “the six books in question were far from being bestsellers,” while Bump’s colleague, the usually perspicacious critic Alyssa Rosenberg, took the cancellation as an occasion to complain about “the tiresome lack of imagination” of people who obsess over Seuss but not, say, Peter Spier.
- From the idealistic liberalism of my high school English teachers, I learned that to try to get rid of offensive literature is the great sin of easily triggered rubes.
- Harry and Meghan, who made their last public appearance alongside the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Day service last year, were not invited to take part in the program.
- The Queen normally provides a written speech included in the program for the in-person Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, but this year’s event was turned into a broadcast on BBC One. Speaking about the past year of the pandemic, the Queen noted that
CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — Cedar Park Police are asking the public for any information they may have about any similar incidents after a local child reported a strange incident that happened in front of his house. According to CPP, an eight-year-old resident told police he was walking home from a friend’s house near Lakeline and Elkins Lane Saturday evening. At around 5:30 p.m., he said he noticed a grey or black truck stop in front of his home. The man stared at him for several minutes before driving away, the child said. The vehicle is described as a Black 2020 Dodge Ram. The driver is described as a man possibly in his 30s […]Read more >Similar articles >
- Queen Elizabeth II led the royal family in their own pre-recorded TV special Sunday — just hours before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s potentially explosive Oprah interview was due to air in the US — and praised those committed to a “selfless dedication of duty.”
- In the special — titled “A Celebration for Commonwealth Day,” which is Monday — the monarch said of the coronavirus pandemic, “We have an opportunity to reflect on a time like no other” — while hailing “stirring examples of courage, commitment and selfless dedication to duty.
- The top infectious disease expert in the US, Dr Anthony Fauci, has warned it is too early to end Covid-19 restrictions, despite Texas and Mississippi having lifted mask mandates and business capacity limits this week.
- “We do have to keep America as safe as we can from this virus by not letting up on any of the public health measures we’ve taken and we need to get people vaccinated as quickly as we can,” said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
- Wisconsin's image took a hit recently when 216 wolves were killed during a three-day Badger State hunt — a toll that was 82% over the hunt's quota.
- • Timing of the recent hunt played to the houndsmen's advantage (86% of harvested wolves were killed by hunters with dogs) in other ways, also.
- As more jurisdictions join Texas, Mississippi and other states in lifting mask mandates and easing restrictions on businesses, many essential workers — including bartenders, restaurant servers and retail workers — are relieved by changes that might help the economy but also concerned they could make them less safe amid a pandemic that health experts warn is far from over.
- Texas Retailers Association President and CEO George Kelemen said he thinks many members will continue to require workers — but not necessarily customers — to wear masks and other protective gear.
- That may not sound like a big deal, but it is: As Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio pointed out on Twitter Sunday, what Manchin appears to be describing is a throwback to the “talking filibuster,” which would likely pose a much more surmountable obstacle to the narrow Democratic Senate majority.
- It won’t, unless Manchin and other moderates have a dramatic change of heart — but Manchin’s comments are a reminder that Democrats could still use their majority to find a way around the filibuster if their members aren’t willing to end it outright.
- Rupert Murdoch will be the subject of a multipart documentary series produced by CNN and the New York Times, according to a report by Bloomberg News .
- While the 90-year-old Murdoch and his family have been the subject of many documentaries, and is not not the inspiration for Succession, this new, unnamed series is the first to come from a team-up between the two competing news organizations with which he has most frequently locked horns.
- WASHINGTON — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access.
- His plan was announced during a recorded address on the 56th commemoration of "Bloody Sunday," the 1965 incident in which some 600 civil rights activists were viciously beaten by state troopers as they tried to march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama.
As more jurisdictions join Texas, Mississippi and other states in lifting mask mandates and easing restrictions on businesses, many essential workers — including bartenders, restaurant servers and retail workers — are relieved by changes that might help the economy but also concerned they could make them less safe amid a pandemic that health experts warn is far from over. […]Read more >Similar articles >
- Previous experience suggests that the effects of health crises can be long-lasting: in Sierra Leone, over a year after Ebola broke out, 63% of men had returned to work but only 17% of women .
- They have taken the brunt of increased caregiving, have been more likely to lose their jobs and have seen a sharp rise in domestic abuse.
New leadership will be in place at the Menlo Park Memorial Veterans Home next week, where one in three residents died from the coronavirus and its CEO was ousted last year. But some residents and a state Senator already have raised concerns about the people the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has selected to fill the top two jobs. […]Read more >Similar articles >
An Ohio college student is in critical condition following an “alcohol-related hazing incident” at a fraternity event on Thursday. Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz, 20, was hospitalized after an off-campus event organized by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, […]Read more >Similar articles >
Monday night going into Tuesday is probably going to be very consistent rain and some of our highest chances for the week.” Murdock said the rain will be “pretty widespread” throughout the Bay Area, though higher elevations in coastal areas will get heavier rainfall, […]Read more >Similar articles >
The union is fighting for increased staffing levels at the hospital, saying in a statement that the strike is the latest effort to “convince Tenet to improve the patient care conditions at the facility, poor conditions that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic.” […]Read more >Similar articles >
- Before statehood in 1867, Nebraska’s panhandle extended west to the Rocky Mountains, then, what would become Sioux County, was suddenly shortened by two-thirds and a decade later the Legislature redefined its new borders while, in 1877, the entire county’s population was estimated at 550.
- By 1882 the entire area was termed simply “North-western Nebraska” while the new population was estimated to be 800 plus about 300,000 cattle.
Senator Joe Manchin opened the door Sunday to reforming the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to pass most bills in the Senate, possibly by making it harder to invoke the maneuver. That could mean requiring opposition members to actually speak on the floor for the duration of the filibuster. […]Read more >Similar articles >
- Also on Saturday, Karen Hinton, who worked for Cuomo as a press aide in the 1990s when he was the U.S. housing secretary, told the Post that the governor requested she come to his hotel room after a work event in 2000 and asked her a slew of personal questions before approaching her when she got up to leave in an embrace that Hinton described as “very long, too long, too tight, too intimate.”
- Current and former staffers told both the Post and the Journal that Cuomo’s manipulation tactics ranged from making inappropriate comments about their physical appearance and personal lives to unwelcome physical contact, including in front of others during meetings.
- “The Truffle Hunters,” Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s exquisitely charming documentary about old Italian men who scavenge truffles and the dogs they’re bound to, lists the canines with the appropriate respect in the end credits.
- Dweck and Kershaw, both cinematographers, film the truffle hunters — aging, sweet men practicing an ancient and secretive tradition — in painterly, pointillistic tableaux as they walk through autumnal forests, foraging with their dogs.
- It is the money that investors borrow from stockbrokers to buy securities when they can’t or don’t want to fund the entire purchase with cash.
- And if the individual starts losing money on the investment, the stockbroker might ask for additional cash as security or collateral.
- Director Bruce Dart said those who got a Pfizer vaccine through Tulsa Health Department should try to come back to the same site 21 days after the prime dose; those who got Moderna should walk back into the same site 28 days after.
- Second-dose appointments may also be made via the state portal, and users will be asked whether they need the Pfizer or Moderna shot.
- Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty on Sunday condemned those who damaged property and assaulted police during an out-of-control party on University Hill Saturday night.
- The district attorney’s office will work with Boulder police to identify and prosecute partiers who damaged property or assaulted police, Dougherty said in a Sunday statement.
- While the $8.6 million gross, according to The Hollywood Reporter, isn't anything to sneeze at in these unusual pandemic times, it is worth noting that last week an animated film with far worse reviews (and no New York City theaters), Tom & Jerry, opened to $14.1 million.
- The animated film Raya and the Last Dragon easily topped the box office this weekend, the first one that also included some theaters in New York City.
- Spiliadis, who operates outposts of the Greek seafood restaurant in New York, Miami, Montreal, London and Athens, Greece, closed Estiatorio Milos in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in October to concentrate on building a new home for it at The Venetian and Palazzo’s restaurant row.
- “I have great news,” says Estiatorio Milos’ chef and owner Costas Spiliadis, who is on the phone from Montreal, where he’s been waiting out the coronavirus pandemic for the past year.
- By rightly refusing to summarily expel children who cross the border illegally — or separate them from their families, as the Trump administration did — Mr. Biden seems to have nullified official calls for migrants to bide their time.
- The resulting surge of illegal border crossing has become a crucible for the new administration just weeks after President Biden assumed office.
- Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) has never implemented a statewide mask requirement, though nearly a dozen areas of the state have local restrictions, including Boise.
- Cheering parents watched as children tossed surgical masks into a fire outside the Idaho Capitol in Boise on Saturday as more than 100 people gathered to protest mask mandates as an affront to their civil liberties.
- That’s not necessarily true of every variant, and scientists themselves disagree over whether some of the new strains, such as one first detected in South Africa, make people more sick than the original.
- The good news: Researchers like Pinsky are less concerned about the UK variant than some others, because vaccines appear to be very effective at keeping people exposed to this variant from getting sick.
- Now Sassounian is sharing one of the songs from that album, the incomparably funky “Tears on My Eyes,” on the compilation “Silk Road: Journey of the Armenian Diaspora (1971-1982),” available now digitally and on vinyl via record label Terrestrial Funk.
- The album is a labor of love that brings together music recorded by Armenian diasporan artists between 1971 and 1982.
- Kalamaras said the police department seeks to proactively promote public trust by initiating positive, non-enforcement activities within its community and with various organization, such as Wakeman’s Boys and Girls Club.
- Boys & Girls Club donates'survival kits' to Fairfield PD
- (Topol highlighted this very issue in an op-ed last fall for The New York Times .) Out of the six vaccines included in the dramatic data tables that made the rounds on Twitter, the clinical trials for only two of them—Oxford-AstraZeneca’s and Johnson & Johnson’s—included hospitalization for COVID-19 as a secondary outcome, and reported that efficacy rate.
- Public-health officials are enthusiastic about the new, single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, despite its having a somewhat lower efficacy at preventing symptomatic illness than other available options.
- A poet, a painter, a publisher and a progressive activist, Ferlinghetti lived in San Francisco in the North Beach neighborhood.
- He later inspired a Ferlinghetti Poetry Fellowship at the University of San Francisco, which supports emerging poets whose work embodies a concern for social justice and freedom of expression.
- The most insulting part of your article is that although we apparently are wise, venerable, faithful friends, fun and spectacular, we are not allowed to share a joke with like-minded older friends of both sexes on our birthdays and still have loads of old-person self-esteem when we are done laughing.”
- One of their many initiatives is to provide a choice in the type of birthday greetings sent to an older people; their recommended choice is to send a card with a positive image of aging.
- Congress passed the Voting Rights Act a few months later, and President Johnson signed it into law.
- And reminders that in our lifetime, for Black Americans, the fundamental right to vote has been denied by white supremacy hiding both behind white hoods and in plain sight in state houses and courtrooms.
- He also said he was in favour of raising the wage to $11 – a figure unacceptable to progressives and indeed the Republicans with whom Manchin insists he is willing to work.
- The progressive congresswoman from New York has attacked Manchin and Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, another opponent of the $15 wage, as “two people in this entire country that are holding back a complete transformation in working people’s lives”.
- Ahmad Thomas, chief executive officer of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, has hit the ground running in his new role at the head of the powerful business organization.
- Thomas, who became CEO in August, and the leadership group recently launched a major initiative called 25×25 that is designed to encourage Bay Area companies to institute racial diversity in their executive ranks.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Pledges Action Concerning Lack of Diversity and Ethics Allegations
- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 87-member organization that presents the Golden Globe Awards, issued a statement Saturday in response to increasing criticism concerning its lack of diversity and questionable ethics.
- Brown, and others, posted messages to social media decrying that the group had not one Black member in its voting body, and had not for 20 years.
A longtime human rights organization in Russia announced Sunday it's disbanding because of pressure from the country’s foreign agents law. The law requires organizations and individuals involved in vaguely defined political activity and who receive assistance from abroad to register as foreign agents. […]Read more >Similar articles >
Ask an expert: Blackberries and raspberries aren’t ‘enemies’ but may do better given space from each other
I’ve been researching best practices and some say to not plant blackberries and raspberries near each other as they are enemies. However, I’ve seen others that shows them growing next to each other. I’m confused as to whether or not I should have all of my berries in on area or break them up into two guilds in separate gardens. […]Read more >Similar articles >