Published by AFPNew York (AFP) - Once upon a time, the Cuomo family looked set to go into the history books as one of America's storied political dynasties, perhaps even one that included a White House stay. But those days are long gone, and the New York clan is in free fall. Andrew, once the state's governor, resigned amid a swirl of sexual misconduct allegations, and the … [Read more...] about In New York, the fall of the House of Cuomo
Published by ReutersBy Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated support for curbing abortion rights in America by upholding a restrictive Mississippi law while liberal justices warned against ditching important legal precedents like the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing the procedure … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court conservatives signal support for abortion curbs
Santa Claus should have a lawyer on retainer. Why? Because Santa's legal woes are the stuff of legends. For example, on one Christmas Eve "the elves thought it’d be cute to hit dear old Santa with a labor dispute." After another Christmas Eve, Santa was accused of trespassing on someone's private property. Once, Santa was sued because someone's grandma got run over by … [Read more...] about Santa Claus should have a lawyer on retainer.
Published by Radar OnlineCNN insiders tell Radar that Don Lemon fell to his knees and was ‘inconsolable’ when he found out that his friend and co-work, Chris Cuomo, had been suspended from the network “Shortly after Chris was made aware of the indefinite suspension CNN’s communications offices issued a press release. Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper and all the other anchors and … [Read more...] about Don Lemon Inconsolable Over Chris Cuomo’s Indefinite Suspension From CNN
Published by ReutersBy Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -CNN on Tuesday suspended its top news anchor, Chris Cuomo, for his role in defending his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, over sexual harassment allegations. The cable news channel said in a statement the suspension followed the release of new court documents on Monday. "These documents point to a … [Read more...] about CNN’s Chris Cuomo suspended over role in ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sex scandal
The more info comes out about the January 6 "insurrection," or "riot," the more it becomes clear that, yes, this was a coup attempt. And, yes, Donald Trump was active behind-the-scenes on January 6 trying to find a way to stop the cerfictication of Joe Biden. The latest bombshell report comes from The Guardian. Hours before the deadly attack on the US Capitol this year, … [Read more...] about Report: Trump called aides hours before Capitol riot to discuss how to stop Biden victory
by Sustainability Times Air travel accounts for around 2% to 3% of global carbon emissions, but scientists are working on ways to reduce the industry’s reliance on fossil fuels. As part of that project researchers in Switzerland have built a plant in Zurich for producing carbon-neutral liquid fuels from — wait for it — sunlight and air. During the process carbon dioxide … [Read more...] about Scientists have made airplane fuel from sunlight and air
“Omicron has an unprecedented number of spike mutations, some of which are concerning for their potential impact on the trajectory of the pandemic,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The overall global risk related to the new variant...is assessed as very high… Increasing cases, regardless of a change in severity, may pose overwhelming demands on health … [Read more...] about Omicron variant detected in more than a dozen countries, global risk “high”
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Conservative’s hypocrisy is well documented. What goes for them doesn’t apply to those they disagree with. It’s why Donald Trump can accuse others of being sex offenders while talking about “grabbing them by the pussy” and endorsing pedophiles. For example, look at how conservatives treat Supreme Court rulings. If the court rules gay marriages should be legal, makes abortion … [Read more...] about THE NOT-GUILTY CLUB (Cartoon, Column and Video)
Published by Al-ArabySouth African scientists have discovered a new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, with multiple mutations that is thought to be highly contagious. The World Health Organization has designated it a variant of concern and many countries are racing to try and contain it, banning flights from southern Africa. Scientists are working round-the-clock to dissect the … [Read more...] about What do we know about the new Covid variant Omicron?
Published by AFPThe Hague (AFP) - A new, heavily mutated Covid-19 variant spread across the globe on Sunday, shutting borders, renewing curbs, and sparking fears for the fight against the nearly two-year-old coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed Omicron, the strain has cast doubt on global efforts to battle the pandemic because of fears that it is highly infectious, forcing countries to … [Read more...] about New Covid variant shuts borders across the globe
Voices in the conservative ecosystem would like you to believe that President Biden's travel ban, justified as a way to slow the arrival of the Omicron variant, is just like President Trump's African immigration ban in 2020. And that they're being two-faced as a result. The measures aren't the same. The conservative claim is both disingenuous and intellectually dishonest. … [Read more...] about Conservatives are being hypocritical about African COVID-related travel ban
A ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ flag waves near the U.S. Capitol ahead of a House vote on the infrastructure bill. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis During an interview with NASCAR driver Brandon Brown on Oct. 2, 2021, NBC sportscaster Kelli Stavast made a curious observation. She reported that Talladega … [Read more...] about ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ and the linguistic jiujitsu of American politics
Published by AFPSchiphol (Netherlands) (AFP) - Fears mounted Saturday that a highly-infectious new coronavirus strain was pushing its way into Europe as the world brought the shutters down to contain the new Omicron variant. Britain confirmed its first two infections and suspected new cases emerged in Germany and the Czech Republic, while Dutch authorities quarantined 61 … [Read more...] about World races to contain new Covid variant
Published by NJ.comNEW YORK — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. Sondheim’s death was announced by Rick Miramontez, president of DKC/O&M. Sondheim’s … [Read more...] about Famed musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Published by The Philadelphia InquirerAs the Vietnam War started to look like a hopeless quagmire in 1966, a Vermont senator named George Aiken famously suggested that America could save its troops by simply declaring victory and coming home — regardless of the actual situation on the ground. Aiken passed away in 1984, but his spirit seems to be guiding America’s COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Will Bunch: Wake up, America! COVID cases are spiking again. Would it kill you to wear a mask?
Published by ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday that a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa was of huge concern and was considered by scientists to be the most significant one yet found as it could make vaccines less effective. The UK Health Security Agency said that the variant - called B.1.1.529 - has a spike protein that was … [Read more...] about Britain says new South Africa COVID-19 variant is the most significant and troubling yet found
Is it “sorta, kinda moon in a sorta, kinda orbit around Earth…[a] quasi-moon…an artifact of the actual moon…a quasi-satellite…”? Could it be an asteroid, a co-orbital asteroid? These are the “sorta” terms that have been used for the past five years when discussing quasi-satellite (469219), provisionally designated 2016 HO3. Discovered at the Haleakala Observatory in … [Read more...] about Up in the sky! Look! It’s an asteroid! It’s a satellite! It’s sorta, kinda moon!