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Ex-Met coach Jim Riggleman backing Luis Rojas in manager search
Luis Rojas needed only one season on a major league bench to earn the respect of Mets players and co-workers. As the team moves to hire a manager for the second time this offseason, possibly within the next few days, the 38-year-old Rojas remains an intriguing candidate to club officials, according to industry sources. The...
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Almodóvar se confiesa ante el lanzamiento en Blu-ray de 'Dolor y gloria'
Habla Almodóvar habla sobre la cinta con dos nominaciones al Oscar
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Kansas-Kansas State melee includes stool-wielding player
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee behind the basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player picking up a stool, moments after the Jayhawks tried to dribble out the time on their 81-59 victory. Silvio De Sousa was stripped by the...
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A Cost and Benefit Analysis of the Death of Qasem Soleimani.
Was it worth it?
GM's autonomous car company, Cruise, unveils Origin self-driving shuttle
Moving beyond the car with a car that can move around by itself.
15-year-old smashing power-lifting records
VA Senate votes to eliminate Lee-Jackson Day
Officer suspended in Delonte West incident
Pizza delivery driver shoots armed robbers
Elizabeth Warren apela a las mujeres en la recta final de las elecciones primarias en Iowa
Elizabeth Warren, que ha sido constantemente perseguida por las dudas sobre su elegibilidad, está haciendo un atractivo de género más explícito en las últimas semanas antes de las asambleas electorales de Iowa
Jonathan ‘Foodgod’ Cheban caught up in collapse of sketchy burger chain
Burgerim allegedly aggressively signed up inexperienced franchisees, abandoning them after they'd paid the franchising fees.
Magic Johnson bids final farewell to ‘angel’ David Stern
Magic Johnson fought back tears Tuesday as he eulogized the man he referred to more than once as “my angel.” Johnson was one of several boldfaced NBA names — also including Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Yao Ming and others — to attend the Radio City Music Hall memorial service for longtime NBA commissioner...
Rep. Andy Biggs: Flawed Trump impeachment articles should be dismissed by Senate, ending his trial
As the impeachment trial of President Trump got underway in the Senate Tuesday, it was obvious that House Democrats can’t present a plausible case for removing the duly elected president from office. As a result, justice requires that the Senate should simply dismiss the two badly flawed articles of impeachment against the president and move on to more important business.
What Derek Jeter had to say about hectic Hall of Fame bid
Almost unanimous Re2pect. The shortstop, No. 2, Derek Jeter — those words from legendary Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard are so familiar — entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, falling one vote short of a unanimous selection by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Jeter received 396 of 397 votes. Yankees...
The Solemn Absurdity of Trump’s Impeachment Trial
The impeachment trial of the century had barely begun when word came down that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had softened his initial plan to make the House managers and President Donald Trump’s lawyers present their cases in marathon 12-hour sessions over four days. Instead, he’ll allow each team a more civilized eight hours over six days instead.And a good thing, too—if the first afternoon’s deliberations were any sign. One hundred senators accustomed to talking at length were silenced by the trial rules, and by sundown they were visibly chafing, frustrated by the unbridgeable gap between the 18th-century gravity of the proceedings and the universal assumptions about its forgone conclusion.At 3:45 p.m. ET, Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, stifled a yawn. Two minutes later, as debate dragged on, he vigorously rubbed his eyes with both hands and yawned again. At 4:04, he shielded both eyes and held his head in his right hand. By 4:45, his eyes seemed to briefly close altogether.“The eyes are on the Senate,” McConnell intoned during the opening period of “morning business” before the trial got formally underway in early afternoon (only in the Senate does the morning hour come after noon). “The country is waiting to see if we can rise to the occasion.” Minutes later, Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority leader, echoed the sentiment. “My colleagues,” he intoned, “the eyes of the nation, the eyes of the Founding Fathers, the eyes of history are upon us. Will the Senate rise to the occasion?”The eyes of the nation may well have been on the Senate today, but the eyes of the senators themselves were drooping. Chief Justice John Roberts took the rostrum shortly after 1:15 p.m., and barely half an hour into House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s enthusiastic opening salvo against McConnell’s proposed rules, Republicans were already shifting uncomfortably in their seats. Things went downhill from there.[Read: Impeachment for breakfast, lunch, and dinner]Make no mistake: there was a frisson of real tension in the air as the session got underway, with the Senate chaplain Barry Black, a retired Navy admiral, solemnly praying, “Eternal God, you are our rock and fortress. Save us from dishonor.” All 100 senators atypically stayed put at their small wooden desks, silver containers of blotting sand placed on each one beside a row of sharpened pencils, in tribute to the days of quill pens and inkwells. Two brass spittoons sat under McConnell and Schumer’s desks in the same nostalgic tradition, and blue-suited pages silently refilled small water glasses on demand.Reporters who filed into the press gallery directly above the Chief Justice’s head faced a stern warning from a sign on the door: “ALLOWED: pen, paper, you. NOT ALLOWED: almost everything else,” including phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, recorders and “ALL ELECTRONICS.” This may be the second impeachment of the digital age, but no one would know that inside the room where it happens.The Senate chamber itself is an intimate and elegant space, and today it was full. There were special tables for the House managers and the presidents’ lawyers; a pack of aides ringed the room. Rotating relays of stenographers marched to the well of the chamber to record the official proceedings with waist-mounted stenotype keyboards that called to mind a ballpark peanut vendor or the cigarette girl in a vintage nightclub.The actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano sat in the visitors’ gallery opposite the Chief Justice, solemn in black against the yellow damask wallpaper adorned with Liberty Bells and laurel wreaths. In late afternoon, three of Trump’s most ardent defenders in the House—Louie Gohmert of Texas, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, and Lee Zeldin of New York—arrived to avail themselves of their privilege of the Senate floor, staring daggers from the rear of the chamber on the Republicans’ side.But soon enough, boredom seemed to set in. Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who arrived in the chamber in a violet teddy-bear coat and bright yellow boots, took occasional notes in pink Hi-Liter, while her neighbors, Jacky Rosen of Nevada and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, passed notes back and forth. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii applied a coat of lipstick, while Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts perused a fat binder that appeared to contain biographies of the president’s lawyers.If the debates were less than riveting, it was because both sides fundamentally agree that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine while asking that country’s president for an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden. They disagree only on what, if anything, should be done about it, and they made no fresh arguments and no one’s mind seemed apt to change. When Schiff made his plea for additional witnesses and documents in the face of the White House’s stonewalling of the House inquiry, Schumer listened with a bemused smile. McConnell just glowered. When White House counsel Pat Cipollone spoke on behalf of the president, the leaders’ expressions were reversed.[Kim Wehle: Senators know they don’t know the whole story]The overriding truth is that in a trial in which McConnell needs only 51 of his side’s 53 Republican votes to prevail on procedure, the Democrats have limited power. Indeed, Schumer’s first proposed amendment—to subpoena a raft of documents from the White House—failed 53 to 47 along strict party lines. A second Schumer amendment to subpoena State Department documents succumbed to a similar fate just after 6:30 p.m. as Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado rose to his feet for a seventh-inning stretch.But McConnell’s own caucus did manage to force his hand on the matter of marathon sessions after Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Rob Portman of Ohio objected to his departure from the more deliberate pace followed in the Clinton impeachment 21 years ago this month. McConnell also agreed to automatically accept the evidence gathered by the House in its impeachment inquiry unless a senator objects, instead of subjecting it to a vote, as he had initially proposed.Schiff insisted that McConnell’s plan to vote on calling potential witnesses only after both sides present their arguments and senators have a chance to submit written questions would be a perversion of any normal trial. “The opening arguments are the trial,” he insisted. “They’ll either be most of the trial, or,” if no witnesses are called, “all of the trial.”But Schiff may have unintentionally voiced a more profound truth when he quoted Alexander Hamilton’s observation that under the Constitution, “The Senate is given awful discretion in impeachment.” Indeed, it is, and by the end of day one, Mitch McConnell had shown that he is ready, willing and able to exercise that discretion in the most commanding way.
Wild brawl erupts at end of Kansas-Kansas State rivalry game
A massive brawl broke out at the end of the rivalry game at Allen Fieldhouse between Kansas and Kansas State.
Billionaires Really Do Know Each Other
Two of the world’s richest humans, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, were allegedly having a nice chat on WhatsApp in 2018 when the latter sent Bezos an infected file that exfiltrated data from the CEO’s phone. That’s according to a new report in The Guardian, which detailed the exchange according to anonymous sources.In the shadow of the new report, there is an indication of the murky reality of the network of the uber rich. The Bezos phone data may or may not have sparked the National Enquirer’s look at Bezos’s romantic life. Bezos may or may not have been targeted because he is the owner of the Washington Post, which had run critical editorials by the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was later murdered.There is so much we don’t know about the facts of this case, but the idea that two of the world’s super wealthy would just be chitchatting when one drops a sophisticated hack on the other drew gasps and splutters. It felt like the setup to a joke: So the richest tech CEO in the world and a crown prince were texting one day ... But beyond the specific nature of the exchange—neither Bezos nor the Saudi embassy has commented on the allegation—the new uber rich do know each other. These news stories can feel like billionaire Mad Libs, where you fill in an extractive industry, a man’s name, and a scandal type, but it’s the opposite of random. Few people have money at this scale, and the tentacles of that wealth are long. As the alleged Bezos-MBS conflict shows, many of these people are not working together, let alone toward one shadowy goal, as conspiracies tend to assert. But the story, like the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, hints at the reality of the dense connections that exist at the very tippy-top of the economic pyramid.Just by chance, the new revelation came at the beginning of Davos, the shorthand for the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Switzerland. Davos is famous for how it concentrates the globe’s private jets, which disgorge elites to listen to panels and hobnob. Davos is one of a bunch of institutions that serve to weave the wealthy together. Soaring global inequality means that the power of the ultra rich is growing. While these calculations are complicated, the different stats all tell a story of the same shape. Globally, the 500 richest people added more than a $1.2 trillion dollars to their wealth just last year. Domestically, the 400 richest Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 150 million people. It’s not that even the top 1 percent of Americans that has been making a killing since the Great Recession. No, it’s really the top 0.01 percent or even tinier percentages. At these levels, we’re not talking about some huge group of rich people—the so-called upper middle class—but a tiny, knowable universe of some thousands of people. The fortunes are huge, but the networks are not.As a result, the ultra wealthy have detached from the rest of the planet. Their lives are not the lives of 99.999 percent of us. The flipside of their estrangement from nearly all of humanity is that they are connected to each other just as the royals of Europe were (and are), but through completely different means.Their money ends up entangling seemingly disparate realms of human life. For example, when Jamal Kashoggi was murdered, reportedly on the order of Mohammad bin Salman, it touched off some panic in Silicon Valley. (MbS, as he is known, has taken “full responsibility” but denied giving the order). Saudi capital had been flowing freely through Masayoshi Son’s unprecedentedly large SoftBank Vision Fund, and into technology companies like Uber that were trying to create defensible businesses through money-losing growth. What would happen to that funding? When a small number of people control so much wealth, their decisions can affect the lives of millions, even billions of people.Billionaires are still humans on Earth, of course. Jeff Bezos has been working out, but he is not Batman with his own secret technologies. He uses WhatsApp like 1.5 billion others. In this way, perhaps the new elites are as relatable online—tweeting dumb things, sexting—as they are inconceivably wealthy and powerful offline. You and I could chat on WhatsApp, but we would not have a cyberattack team able to craft us a virus for hacking each other’s phones, nor would our beef contribute to the collapse of certain Silicon Valley business models.Messaging apps may work the same for everyone, but money works differently. The median American family’s net worth is around $100,000. Bezos’s net worth is around $115 billion. So, one Bezos worth of money is what 1.15 million families have. Plus, his money has different features. A normal person has money tied up in a home, usually, and some retirement accounts, stuff that’s relatively illiquid. A Bezos can send money winging around the globe because he or she has substantial cash and stock that can be sold whenever.It’s nice to think of the economy as a place where small businesses can flourish. But it takes a lot of tamales or plumbing services or Uber rides or freelance articles to make even $100,000. While it’s strangely familiar, almost comforting, to think of Jeff Bezos’s fingers tapping at glass, selecting the right gif to send to the crown prince, the lesson is not that the super rich use apps just like us. It’s that they are so different and so deeply connected.
Senate continues to debate Dems' impeachment amendments as GOP knocks them down, one by one
The Senate entered an unusual closed session late Tuesday, after the chamber handed President Trump a major win by voting along party lines to effectively kill three proposals from Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to subpoena White House, State Department, and Office of Management and Budget documents -- even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made some tweaks that were likely to assuage Democrats' concerns over scheduling.
Jelly Belly Sparkling Water is coming to Midwest Hy-Vee stores and comes in eight flavors
Jelly Belly has created jelly bean-flavored seltzer that will come in eight flavors. Don't worry, butter popcorn isn't one of them.
Alan Dershowitz Says He Is 'Correct Today' on Trump Impeachment, 'I Didn't Research' During Clinton Trial
Legal expert Alan Dershowitz retracted remarks from 1998 saying that impeachment does not require a crime, insisting that his current defense of President Donald Trump is "correct today."
California could become America's sports betting capital as rival groups eye November ballot
Momentum is building in California to legalize wagering on athletic contests, setting off intense competition among rival gambling interests.
Sophie Turner wants to join Hilary Duff in ‘Lizzie McGuire’ revival and play Miranda: ‘I’m here and available’
Sophie Turner is swooping in to save the day.
Washington state resident treated for coronavirus
The U.S. has reported its first case of a new virus circulating in China. A Washington state resident returning from China last week was hospitalized and U.S. officials are now screening arriving passengers from China for signs of the virus. (Jan. 21)
Tucker Carlson: Bernie Sanders shouldn't have apologized to Biden for surrogate's op-ed
While the Senate spent much of the day Tuesday sparring over the rules governing the impeachment trial of President Trump, Tucker Carlson focused on the man at the heart of the investigation, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his simmering feud with Sen. Bernie Sanders l-Vt.
See the impeachment trial pictures the Senate didn't want on TV
Press access to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has been severely restricted, and the only television coverage is through cameras controlled by the Senate itself.
On to the second day of Trump’s impeachment trial
Is this thing still going on?
Pelicans' Williamson to make debut after rehab
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson discusses his long rehab from knee surgery just before the regular season begins. (Jan. 21)
San Francisco Pride voted to ban Google and YouTube from its parade
Members of the nonprofit San Francisco Pride, which organizes the annual pride parade pictured here, voted to ban Google from participating in future festivities | Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images Supporters of the ban say the company isn’t doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. Google and YouTube may no longer be welcome at one of the world’s largest LGBTQ Pride Parades. Last week, members of the organization San Francisco Pride (SF Pride) voted to ban Google from participating in future celebrations, saying that the company doesn’t do enough to protect LGBTQ persons on its platforms, particularly those who are the target of harassment and hate speech on YouTube. The move is a significant shift in attitude towards a company that historically has been regarded as a corporate leader in its support of the LGBTQ community, and is now under scrutiny for its perceived lack of commitment to those efforts. For many years, tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple have spent significant amounts of money sponsoring parades such as SF Pride, inviting their employees to march alongside company-branded floats in support of LGBTQ rights. But in recent months, some people, including those within Google’s own workforce, have criticized the search giant’s participation in the event, saying that the company allows harmful speech hurting LGBTQ and other vulnerable groups to run rampant on the platform, and that new policy changes the company has taken to crack down on harassment don’t go far enough. “Companies are no longer scared to be seen as pro-LGBTQ; in fact, their participation is a great opportunity for them. We believe companies should earn that opportunity by proving that they really do stand with our community,” reads a statement shared with Recode and other outlets by the members seeking to ban Google from the parade. Seven members at a meeting last Wednesday voted in favor of the recommendation to ban Google, according to the organization’s interim executive director, Fred Lopez. SF Pride has over 300 members in total, but only around a dozen were present at the time of the vote, according to Lopez. At the meeting, some members of the board disputed whether the vote was legally binding without the board’s approval. In a statement to Recode, Lopez wrote: “One small group raised concerns about Google as a corporate sponsor. Our legal team is reviewing the implications of last week’s vote by seven of Pride’s 326 members. Our Board of Directors will meet February 5th to determine our next step. As we get ready to celebrate our 50th parade, our goal remains the same as it was for our first — to be inclusive and reflect the diversity of our communities.” The efforts to ban Google from pride are being led in part by a former Google employee, Laurence Berland. Berland is one of several former Google employees who has alleged that the company recently fired them for engaging in workplace organizing — a claim that Google has denied, saying Berland and others violated corporate policies around data security. Berland has been pushing to ban Google from SF Pride since June when he was still working for the company. A spokesperson for Google issued a statement to Recode in response to the vote, saying, “Google has been a proud supporter of San Francisco Pride for over a decade. We’re saddened that seven members, including a recently fired employee, decided to recommend banning Google, YouTube, and our employees from supporting this important community organization. SF Pride has over 300 members and a separate Board that makes the ultimate decision on participation; we’ll continue to work with the San Francisco Pride Board and its broader membership on next steps.” The spokesperson also pointed to Google’s opposition to laws that target the LGBTQ community, as well as its support for employees who are LGBTQ by providing same-sex health benefits, including coverage of gender reassignment surgery. Some Google employees and others have been pushing for SF Pride to drop Google for over six months. The issue first came up after Vox Media journalist Carlos Maza called public attention to the repeated harassment he was receiving from conservative YouTube commentator Steven Crowder on the platform. Over the course of two years, Crowder routinely used homophobic and racial slurs to refer to Maza, including calling Maza a “lispy queer” and “anchor baby.” After YouTube initially said that Crowder’s videos didn’t violate the company’s community guidelines, it ended up penalizing Crowder by suspending his ability to earn ad revenue. Still, YouTube stopped short of removing any of his videos from the platform. YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized for the the situation and acknowledged that the it was “hurtful” to people in the LGBTQ community, but ultimately defended the decision to keep Crowder’s videos up. Soon after, over 140 Google employees signed an open letter asking the organization to drop Google from the Pride Parade, and dozens marched in protest against their company’s policies – despite warnings that doing so would violate Google’s code of conduct (generally, punishment for violating the company’s code of conduct can include termination). Protesters said Maza’s case was just one many examples of members of the LGBTQ community who have been targeted by incendiary speech, and left to fend for themselves without support from YouTube. Six months after the Crowder-Maza controversy in June, YouTube announced changes to its anti-harassment policies and said that it would no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on intrinsic attributes such as race, gender expression, or sexual orientation. But organizers say that hateful content creators such as Crowder continue to remain popular on the platform. At the same time, YouTube continues to face pressure from Republican leaders such as President Donald Trump over claims that the video platform censors conservatives. Despite the spotlight on Google, organizers say that they hope their efforts will spark a broader conversation about which companies and institutions should be considered worthy allies to the LGBTQ community. “Rather than single out Google, we wanted — and still want — to have a deeper conversation about what we expect from companies who participate in Pride,” reads the organizers’ statement. “We believe SF Pride, as an activist organization born of a protest march, should use that power to, as its mission says, ‘liberate our people’”
Cuomo calls for weed legalization in 2020 state budget
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his state budget address Tuesday to continue to push for legalized marijuana. “Legalize adult-use cannabis,” Cuomo said in his Albany speech. “I believe the budget is the opportunity, frankly, to make some tough decisions and work through tough issues that without the budget can often languish, and I suggest...
Just tuning in? See what happened at today's impeachment trial
The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has begun. Here's what happened today that you need to know.
U.S. census head count launched in rural Alaska after weather delay
The U.S. Census Bureau, after being delayed for several hours by inclement weather, launched its latest once-in-a-decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the country - a tiny Alaska Native village on the Bering Sea coast.
Prince Harry to be played by Orlando Bloom in animated series based on royal family
The royals are headed to television -- sort of.
Brooklyn Beep Eric Adams shows why he’s unfit to be mayor of New York
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ race-tainted remarks (on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no less!) are strong evidence that he’s unfit to be mayor. Adams accused out-of-towners who move into gentrified areas of “hijacking [black New Yorkers’] apartments and displacing [their] living arrangements.” “Go back to Iowa, you go back to Ohio,” he told them....
Architect of C.I.A. Interrogation Program Testifies at Guantánamo Bay
Appearing for the first time at the military war court, James Mitchell was defiant, saying he was there for the benefit of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families.
CMT will now play music videos from male and female artists equally, effective immediately
When you tune into music videos on CMT, you will now be met with an equal ratio of female and male artists.
Deborah Dugan alega acoso sexual y discriminación de género contra la Academia de la Grabación
En una queja presentada ante la EEOC, la ex jefa de los Grammys, Deborah Dugan, acusó a la Academia de Grabación de acoso sexual, discriminación de género y mala conducta financiera.
Deborah Dugan claims Grammys board tried to rehire her predecessor, Neil Portnow
Despite, the fact, Dugan claims, that some members of the board were aware of allegations that he raped a musician.
Derek Jeter and Larry Walker elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was one of two players elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
It’s long past time to slam the prison doors on Sheldon Silver
Shelly Silver did the crime. Will he ever do the time? The disgraced pol has yet to serve a day behind bars since his arrest on corruption charges — a full five years ago to the day. A crafty lawyer himself with strong ties to the legal industry, Silver has managed to dodge prison ever...
Kellyanne Conway says Democrats 'proved they have no shame,' Klobuchar 'should be in Iowa'
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, reacted to today's impeachment trial proceedings by slamming Democrats and saying they have not proved they have a case.
Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera always will be faces of last great dynasty
Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter now own the largest voting percentage in the history of the Hall of Fame. Rivera received 100 percent of the vote last year and Jeter fell one short of being unanimous Tuesday when the tallies were revealed. Since we love pitchforks and torches as much as ever, there was an...
Dog owner who ripped up fence to protect pooch’s pee spot takes deal
It wasn’t a ruff rap. Dog owner Eric Swanson took a dismissal deal for ripping up a small fence erected by an eyebrow spa to keep his precious pooch Scooby from peeing on a tree outside their storefront. If Swanson, 48, stays out of trouble for six months, prosecutors will dismiss and seal the one...
New Yorkers are right to remain nervous about Cuomo’s $179B budget
Anyone worried about New York’s fiscal health couldn’t have been terribly reassured by the $179 billion budget Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolled out Tuesday. Cuomo called for no major tax hikes and kept the uptick in state operating costs to 1.9 percent. Good. Yet the plan left many details under wraps. And its broad strokes are...
Cuomo’s La Guardia AirTrain is already off the rails
There was one takeaway last week for a few New Yorkers who schlepped out to a remote airport hotel for a public meeting: The La Guardia AirTrain is coming. Cry all you want about its inefficiency and irrationality. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s La Guardia AirTrain proposal has long faced fierce criticism. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose district...
Police officer behind controversial Delonte West video suspended
OXON HILL, Md. — A Maryland police officer has been suspended for shooting a video that shows former NBA player Delonte West as he was being questioned while shirtless and handcuffed, a police department said. One of two videos circulating on social media shows a thin, shirtless man with tattoos sitting on a curb with...
Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan claims she was ousted after reporting harassment
The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music's most prestigious awards.
Trump's defense looks shaky on first day
Analysis: Using the president's convoluted logic with none of his outsized passion, his defense team wasn't very persuasive.
Buttigieg urges Iowa audience to get excited after awkward silence
Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg elicited a moment of awkward silence during a campaign event in Iowa that’s sparking comparisons to another viral moment during the 2016 election cycle. While several of his 2020 rivals — including Sens. Bernie Sanders from Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — are stuck in Washington, D.C., serving...