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Donald Trump is 100% right about Stacey Abrams

This weekend, I found myself agreeing with something former President Donald Trump said at his rally in Georgia: Having Stacey Abrams as governor of the Peach State would be better than current GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.
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Neutron Stars Could Capture Dark Matter and Help Unlock Its Mysteries
Dark matter reacts so weakly with matter it could pass through a light-year of lead.
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Travis Scott's Astroworld: 2021 Festival Line-Up, Dates, Venue and Tickets
The two-day festival set up by rapper Travis Scott is returning to his hometown of Houston in November after being canceled last year because of the pandemic.
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Robinhood's big year is ending in disappointment
The growing clout of everyday investors has shaken up Wall Street, forcing hedge funds and big-time asset managers to start paying attention to armchair traders pumping their extra cash into the market.
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​Boston sheriff plans to move homeless from tent encampment into former ICE detention facility
Boston’s area sheriff wants to move some 100 homeless addicts from deteriorating conditions at a tent encampment into a nearby empty jail building once used for ICE detainees within the next three weeks, as he rushes to finalize plans for a controversial “mobile courtroom" at the facility.
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Why Mark Zuckerberg won't be held accountable
Throughout thousands of pages of leaked Facebook documents, there's an uncomfortable refrain echoing from the company's own employees: Something must be done.
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Questions outweigh answers in the case of Jelani Day as congressman calls on US attorney general for help
Jelani Day's mother still doesn't know how the graduate student ended up dead, nearly 70 miles from where he was last seen.
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'A Very British Scandal' Release Date, Cast, Plot—All We Know About Claire Foy's New Drama
"The Crown" star takes a leading role in the upcoming drama about Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, and her scandalous divorce.
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Erika Jayne is Bringing Out The Best of Andy Cohen In The ‘RHOBH’ Reunion
He wants the tea, but he needs the answers.
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Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is one of the worst ways to play the company’s classics
Nintendo's latest release is another case of the company being careless with its own legacy.
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JetBlue Airlines launches three-day sale with fares starting at $31 one way
The New York-based airline is trying to boost bookings in the slow period before and after Thanksgiving.       
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Alan Cumming's 'Baggage' has the right perspective on life – and so will you after reading it
Alan Cumming is a character with stories to tell – and tell them he does in his gregarious new book, "Baggage: Tales From A Fully Packed Life."       
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Eye Opener: Storms continue to pummel Northeast
A powerful storm continues to hammer the Northeast with heavy rain, wind and serious flooding. Also, lawmakers tell executives from Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube they've got to do more to protect children online. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Democrats Should Be Thanking Sinema and Manchin
The two senators aren’t stifling their party’s agenda so much as saving it from overreach.
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‘Donnie Darko’ resonated with me as a teen. 20 years on, it hits me as a dad.
It is daunting to revisit beloved films from one’s past, as memory makes fools of us all.
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Is Cambodia the Next Asian Tiger? America Should Hope So | Opinion
Greater American engagement is good for American investors, future Cambodian generations and the region as a whole.
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Biden Must Recognize Myanmar's Shadow Government | Opinion
A growing consensus points to civil war soon engulfing Myanmar, with the high potential of state collapse.
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Arlington’s Virginia Square: Close, but not too close, to its bustling neighbors
WHERE WE LIVE | The community appeals to those who like their nightlife and their quiet.
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Can a haunted house even scare us in 2021?
Michael Delrosso/Courtesy of Blood Manor When a pandemic rages just outside our doors, maybe escapism is all we can hope for. Part of the Horror Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world. A small infographic details the extent of the Covid-19 measures at New York City’s Blood Manor. “YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY,” it reads, next to a sinister Michael Myers facsimile getting his temperature checked, a green-skinned zombie wearing a mask around its mandibles, and a bloodstained hand-sanitizing station ready and waiting at the mouth of the torture chambers. The image pierces through the fantasy of the attraction, one of the thousands of haunted houses that open seasonally each year, and return even now, in the midst of a pandemic. It’s difficult to imagine the Cenobites paying much mind to a deadly virus. But due diligence must be done, even in the depths of perdition. This is, of course, all presented alongside the rest of the Blood Manor offerings, which include such exhibitions as Maggot Invasion (“They’ll get under your skin!”), Mayhem (“Beasts and demons vie for your body and soul!”), and Hannibal’s Hell (“1,000 ways to die!”). Blood Manor wants to abate any fears that its sanctum may be compromised by the ongoing global pandemic, all while stoking your more primal anxieties — like a man in a mask waiting to scream at you at the next left turn. Michael Delrosso/Courtesy of Blood Manor So, it makes perfect sense that I ended up at a bar off the Canal Street stop in lower Manhattan, lubricating with a few gin and tonics and a small group of friends, girding ourselves for our eventual descent into darkness. I was here to discover how I’d process a haunted attraction after the single strangest period of time in my life. Since March 2020, my girlfriend and I have become accustomed to a hellish variety of stale, slow-paced terror. We spent last spring cocooned in our living room, listening to the foreboding ambulance sirens that blared through the windows all night long. The streets were bereft of life, save for the few scavengers bundled up with masks and plastic gloves on their weekly subsistence trips to the grocery stores. (I was one of them. Honestly, we all looked a bit like scare actors.) New York City was rendered a wasteland, and even though the delta surge has declined since its peak — as restaurants reopen and the Moderna high courses through my body — I still double-take with every errant cough. After more than 18 months, a lot of us have given up on feeling normal. “Normal” was the gift bestowed on me by Blood Manor. As I waited in a line surrounded by costumed beasties, menacing from the perimeter and posing for pictures, I was taken by a familiar, almost refreshingfeeling of comic dread. I’m not a horror movie guy; I don’t like being scared. In fact, I’m pretty sure this was the first time I’d visited a haunted house since high school. So it was nice to know that after being besieged and beleaguered by the very real threat of death and suffering — watching the infection numbers tick up every day, reading constant scattershot reports about transmission rates, worrying about the fate of my loved ones — I’ve somehow retained the capacity to be freaked out by an undead bride. Perhaps that is the primary appeal of horror fiction. I’m not saying I want to be stalked by Freddy or Jason, but you can find some strange peace of mind when, ever so briefly, a madman on the loose represents the only pressing peril bearing down on the world. At least you can runfrom a killer. Covid-19 never offered us that opportunity. We scanned our tickets at a tent out front, and our group was guided into the bowels of a nondescript brownstone across the street from a wine store. That’s the thing with haunted houses; they’re rarely permanent attractions. Usually they drift into town and take up residence in some leased basement, like those Spirit Halloween outlets. If you’ve been to one of these “houses” before, you know what to expect. Wander through a handful of macabre scenes, marvel at the twisted prosthetics, and endure every jump scare you discover. I flashed a picture of my vaccination card to the doorman and was escorted downstairs where a troupe of ghoulish theater kids, splotched in black-and-white corpse paint, kept us pinned against the wall as we awaited our turn to enter the gauntlet. This is where the delusions begin. The ticket stub guarantees a brief sojourn to an alternative dimension where you’re at the mercy of these haunted house denizens. Ideally, for a split second, the actors can force their customers to spring the tripwire of fantasy — to enjoy the seismic jabs of anticipation, shock, and relief that reassures everyone that they are truly alive. Blood Manor was operating last Halloween. October 2020 represented a nadir of the American Covid-19 saga. Case numbers had reached a new high, the vaccine was nowhere to be found, and people in New York City returned to survival mode after a sunny, summerlong respite on makeshift patios around the boroughs. Blood Manor enforced a strict mask mandate on its staff and customers in those days — performers hid behind rubber and silicone, which was obedient to citywide pandemic ordinances, and also, frankly, more frightful than the alternative. They stood 6 feet away from the adventurers and devised new ways to shock our human sensibilities from a distance. Remote scaring, just another sign of the times. Michael Delrosso/Courtesy of Blood Manor All of the Covid-19 concessions listed on the Blood Manor website did not seem to migrate into our unsteady 2021. My group was packed together like sardines in the staging area as the bare, fleshy mouths of our captors barked out orders against our ears. We were funneled into a pitch-black maze, daisy-chained together, feeling out the path forward with our hands and feet. A woman, taken prisoner by some maniacal surgeon, begged for our help in an operating room filled with bodies and meathooks. Later, we were condemned to a cursed subway car, which frankly did not differ too much from our usual commutes. This was pure slasher pastiche, hosted in a compound heavy with spittle and sweat. That was the scariest part of my Blood Manor experience. I was not shaken by the wild-eyed clown who clicked an empty staple gun against my forehead; I didn’t react to the woman who came tumbling out of the chimney; the horned, purple demon who ushered us into the underworld seemed like a good guy, and the psychedelic 3D circus tent was more impressive than it was chilling. Maybe I would’ve reacted differently before a prolonged period of isolation. In 2021, it’s just kinda nice to be around people again, even if they’re serving the forces of Hell. In the back of my mind, I was a little worried about potentially participating in a superspreader event. Yes, I am fully vaccinated; yes, my chances of enduring a serious bout of Covid-19 are exceptionally low, but no, I do not yet feel completely at peace in close quarters as unknown microbial agents float through the imperceptible ether. I don’t think there’s a better articulation for how drastically the pandemic has altered our sense of being; even here, among so many ghosts, goblins, and incredible Halloween camp, we know what the truedanger is. That’s a bitter irony. The one thing Blood Manor wants to reassure us about is the only thing anyone is afraid of. After dodging one final group of unhinged clowns, we exited, stopping to take some celebration photos in a throne room. My friends and I had survived the Manor, and already I was coasting on the sweet euphoria that follows any period of heightened senses. The six of us gathered outside on the street and started planning the rest of our Saturday evening. Should we go back to the bar? Should we book a karaoke room? Is there a good dance floor around here? It reminded me of a hope I’ve nurtured from the very beginning of the pandemic: my god, how we will party at the light at the end of the tunnel, when Covid-19 is in the rearview mirror. Until then, the night continues. Luke Winkie is a reporter from San Diego. He has written for Rolling Stone, GQ, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
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Playdates are ruining all the fun
Children play together with bubbles in Manhattan’s Bryant Park in Manhattan in May. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images It’s time to rethink how American children play. It’s become a time-honored tradition in certain segments of American society: two families cross-reference their respective calendars to find a spot free of school or soccer or other obligations. On the appointed day, one child travels to the other’s house, typically accompanied by a parent. The children build a Lego village or glue googly eyes on felt or participate in some other ostensibly wholesome activity. Snacks are consumed. The parents, meanwhile, hang out and complain lightly about their children or spouses, stopping periodically to intervene in tantrums or boredom or failures of sharing. This is — or was — the playdate. Prior to 2020, it had become the primary mode of non-school social life for a lot of American kids, replacing the more unstructured play that many millennials and Gen X-ers remember from their childhoods. As Charis Granger-Mbugua, a Georgia mother of two, put it, “that’s how children play now.” The pandemic, of course, put a stop to playdates for a lot of families. Granger-Mbugua’s two children, now 7 and almost 5, barely saw anyone outside the family from March 2020 until this spring. “They were super isolated for that entire school year,” Granger-Mbugua said. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images With orders to stay at home and nearby parks closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, a lone child attempts to fly a kite in her Arlington, Virginia, backyard in April 2020. Now that adults and teenagers can be vaccinated, and shots for younger kids are on the horizon, families are starting to have playdates again. “We’re already seeing birthday parties, we’re already seeing weddings and funerals,” Tamara Mose, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College and the author of The Playdate: Parents, Children, and the New Expectations of Play, told Vox. As more kids get vaccinated, “people will feel more comfortable, and so the playdates will continue.” The return of the playdate, though, may not be an unalloyed good. Some fear that parent-organized socializing deprives kids of the chance to explore and build self-sufficiency. “It’s a lost childhood,” Stacey Gill, a mom of two who has written about playdates, told Vox. The rise of the scheduled, structured “date” for children in the decades preceding the pandemic also increased the burden on parents, especially moms, who were expected to spend their weekends curating social experiences for their kids. Then there were the social implications. For middle- and upper-middle-class families, playdates could be exclusionary — a way for parents to shore up connections with others they saw as “like them” in terms of class, race, politics, and a host of other factors. “You’re basically selecting the friends of your children based on the networks you’re creating as adults,” Mose said. Now that children’s play, like so many other sectors of society, has been disrupted by Covid-19, some say there’s a chance to rethink what it should look like. We might not go back to the days when kids “went outside and didn’t come in till the streetlights came on,” as Granger-Mbugua remembers from her childhood. But there’s an opportunity to make play more equitable, less labor-intensive for parents, and maybe even more fun. As Gill put it, “kids need a little more freedom to just be kids.” The playdate as we know it was invented in the ’90s The playdate is a fairly new phenomenon. Growing up in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Gill remembers spending Saturday mornings playing in the basement and watching cartoons with her sister. At a certain point, their mom would send them outside to play — and lock the door. If they got together with other kids, it wasn’t anything organized: “You just hung out,” Gill said. National Archives via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Children play on the shore at New York City’s Jacob A. Riis Park in 1974. Beginning in the ’90s, however, middle- and upper-middle-class parents, especially in cities, began pulling their kids back from unstructured play in public spaces out of concerns about crime. Highly publicized kidnapping and child murder cases such as that of Polly Klaas in 1993, along with the rise of crime shows like America’s Most Wanted, helped contribute to a climate of fear among more affluent American parents. Over time, more play took place inside families’ homes and other private spaces. “It felt safer for parents to have something that was organized and looked after,” Mose said. By the 2000s, the word “playdate” — meaning organized play for children, typically directed by parents — was in common parlance. For parents, such a date wasn’t just a time for kids to get together: “It was a presentation of self,” Mose said. “You wanted to present yourself in a particular manner so that parents would know that you were a ‘good parent.’” That meant providing the right kind of food — “people really snubbed their nose at fast food or junk food,” Mose said. It also meant offering not just supervision but, ideally, a fun yet wholesome activity to keep kids entertained. Far from locking them out to play in the street, Gill joked, “You have to have, like, a craft fair at your house.” All this was also, of course, a performance of a certain class status. It’s no accident that the concept of playdates started with upper-middle-class families and trickled down to the middle class, remaining less common among working-class people. The requirements of a playdate, from healthy food (ideally organic) to art supplies to a private indoor space big enough for multiple kids, could get expensive quickly. That performance of affluent, “good” parenting wasn’t for kids — it was for other parents, who often joined their kids on playdates, especially at younger ages. “Kids might be in one room playing together but the parents are socializing in another room,” Mose said. When planning play for their kids, parents would select people they wanted to get to know better, often because they shared common traits from neighborhoods to values. “People tend to find people like themselves,” Mose said. “That’s who they feel comfortable with.” That tendency, coupled with the expense of playdates, led to a stratification along race and class lines. While kids organically coming together at a playground might form friendships across such divisions (at least within the limits of America’s segregated neighborhoods), playdate culture instead reinforced socioeconomic rifts as wealthier parents encouraged their kids to socialize within a carefully curated social bubble. For those able to afford them, though, playdates essentially became a form of networking — the kid-friendly version of having the boss over to dinner. “In an office, you tend to network with certain types of people and exclude other types of people, and it’s a similar type of interaction when we have a playdate,” Mose said. “We tend to create an environment that’s sanitized in order to facilitate certain social networks.” The creation of such an environment may not have been conscious — few parents would say they set out to segregate their children’s social worlds. But it led to the concentration of a number of advantages — from the small, like organic snacks, to the large, like a group of well-connected and affluent parent-friends — among those who could afford the entry fee to the playdate in-crowd. It may not be the most glaring example, but playdate culture belongs in any conversation about “nice white parents” and privilege-hoarding. It was also just a huge amount of work for parents. Most of that work fell to moms, who historically have shouldered not just the majority of child care responsibilities but also the mental load of juggling kids’ schedules. The demands of playdates are probably part of the reason that parents today spend significantly more time on child care every week than they did in the 1960s, even though many more moms are also working outside the home. The demands of kids’ social calendars meant parents could “no longer have a life,” Gill said. “I understand when the kids are young, they need constant attention and supervision. But it just extended indefinitely, to forever.” Josie Norris/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Moms and their children meet for a playdate at San Francisco’s Salesforce Park in July 2019. Yet throughout the 2000s and 2010s, parents kept shuttling their kids to playdates. Even if you weren’t consciously trying to “network,” the custom could be hard to break out of. After all, letting children play unsupervised is now deeply stigmatized — and for low-income people and people of color, who already face discrimination as parents in America, it can even lead to arrest. For middle- and upper-middle-class kids, meanwhile, opportunities to just “hang out” have fallen victim to the rise of extracurricular activities like organized sports. In her neighborhood outside New York City, “there’s a million kids you could play with,” Gill said. “Only now you can’t play with them because they’re all scheduled.” The pandemic put a stop to playdates — for a while That is, they were scheduled. Then, in March 2020, millions of Americans began sheltering in place to help limit the spread of Covid-19. “For many people, playdates simply ceased,” Mose said. “We were all afraid of people spreading germs, and as we know, children are very germy.” Not everyone took Covid-19 protocols seriously, and there has been widespread disagreement over how to weigh the risks of the virus among children, who are less likely than adults to become severely ill. Still, for many American children, the first year or so of the pandemic was a very isolated time. Granger-Mbugua’s son and daughter, for example, didn’t have playdates, and other social outlets like in-person school, church, and storytime at the local library were on hold as well. “We didn’t have a lot of interaction with friends,” Granger-Mbugua said. Her kids “have some family, but that’s about it.” As the pandemic wore on, however, families started experimenting with socializing again. Some formed “pods” with one or two other families so that kids could play while still limiting exposure. Others allowed their kids to see friends, but only outdoors. “Playdates changed in terms of location,” Mose said. “You’re basically selecting the friends of your children based on the networks you’re creating as adults” Now, as American society inches toward reopening, playdates are fraught terrain for a lot of parents. It’s not just the risk of Covid-19, it’s also the etiquette — do kids wear masks in the house? Do adults? What about snack time? What if your approach to Covid-19 safety doesn’t align with that of your hosts (or guests)? Arguments among adults over Covid-19 protocols — and the politicization of those protocols — have caused a lot of anxiety among kids, Eugene Beresin, executive director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, told Vox. “It’s put a great deal of tension into certain situations.” Tension or not, playdates are returning. “I think most people have already gone back” at least in some capacity, Mose said. And vaccines for children aged 5-11, which could arrive as soon as November, are likely to accelerate the process. “There will be a lot more freedom once everybody’s vaccinated,” Mose said. “Or a sense of freedom, anyway.” The time may be ripe to rethink play Many parents are looking forward to that day with bated breath. But rather than going back to playdates-as-usual, this time, when many families are rebuilding their social lives from scratch, could be an opportunity to reimagine what play should look like. Part of that is rethinking who’s in charge of a child’s social life. “I think if we allowed it to be somewhat children-led, we would see a difference in how children play together,” Mose said. Adults may gravitate to people they perceive as being like them, but “children don’t have that lens yet when they’re little,” she explained. “They truly just want to play with whoever is nice to them.” Giving kids more of a say in who they play with can make playdates less exclusionary, and open up the social world of the whole family to new people and experiences. “Our kids naturally have a diversity about them that they’re interested in exploring in terms of their outlook on social life,” Mose said. Letting kids choose what they do at a playdate, within reason, is also important, Beresin said. Rather than setting up a craft fair in the living room, parents can let kids pick out their activities and work out any disagreements about what to play on their own (again, within reason). Offering choices helps kids feel empowered and like they have control over the situation, Beresin said. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Two children wearing masks play on a tree in Central Park as New York City moved into Phase 3 of reopening following imposed coronavirus restrictions in July 2020. After all, kids’ play is “a very, very important part of development,” Beresin said. “Play is the way they work out their anxieties, it’s the way they work out their conflicts, it’s the way they share with each other, it’s the way they learn how to be respectful of other kids.” Learning to be independent and make your own choices is part of that process, too. It’s hard to imagine a return to the world that Gill or Granger-Mbugua remember from their childhoods, when kids ran around with little interference from adults. But even before the pandemic, some efforts were afoot to give kids a bit more autonomy in their play. “Adventure playgrounds,” for example, which deemphasize traditional play structures in favor of more interactive (and chaotic) elements like old electronic equipment and hammers, have spread across Europe and popped up in the US. One such playground on New York’s Governors Island explicitly bans parents. The Free-Range Kids movement, meanwhile, advocates for more independence for children, including unsupervised play. Started in 2008 by a mom who was criticized for letting her 9-year-old take the subway alone, the movement has helped inspire laws in Utah and elsewhere that protect parents from prosecution if they let kids play or walk home by themselves. Individual parents are also finding less regimented ways to help their kids socialize. “There’s a lot of anxiety that I feel around structured, organized play,” Granger-Mbugua said. “I really prefer more organic play in spaces where children are naturally together,” whether that’s a church function or a birthday party with extended family. As pandemic restrictions lift, “I would like my children to get to know the people in the neighborhood, I would like to get them to know the people in their classes that they feel most comfortable with and pursue friendships and relationships that way,” Granger-Mbugua said. “I want my children to seek out friendships that feel good to them, and let me know, and then I will do my part to support that.” Such a kid-centric approach may find adherents at a time when a lot of the strictures of pre-pandemic society, from wardrobes to office jobs, are being questioned. And for anyone wanting to reevaluate their own kids’ social lives in our new reality, Gill, for her part, advocates a back-to-basics approach: “Let them be. Let them figure it out. Let them use their brains.” In other words: “Just let them play.”
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‘Antlers’ is a creature feature, grounded in real-world horrors
Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons star in a supernatural horror movie that also serves as an allegory of addiction and the legacy of abuse.
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Jelani Day's mother demands answers
Carmen Bolden Day, mother of Jelani Day, the graduate student whose body was found floating in the Illinois River last month, leads supporters in Peru, Illinois, and calls for federal help to find out why he died. CNN's Omar Jimenez reports.
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The Day of the Dead: The Aztec holiday explained in graphics
Here's the story of Día de los Muertos, the Aztec holiday that originated in southern Mexico, and tips to celebrate it safely with family and friends.      
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Walmart alerts customers after recalled air freshener kills two people
Walmart voluntarily recalled the roughly 3,900 bottles of the Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones last week.
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'Medicane' storm floods towns in southern Italy, with more rain forecast
Southern Italy is bracing for two more days of devastating rain and flash flooding, as a 'medicane' storm that has deluged streets continues to barrel through the region.
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500,000 without power as 'bomb cyclone' brings hurricane-force winds, heavy rains to Northeast
Across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 500,000 power customers were without power Wednesday amid hurricane-force winds and heavy rains.       
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Huma Abedin claims sex assault by US senator in new book
Huma Abedin says in her new memoir that she was once sexually assaulted by a US senator — and was so shaken afterward that she ended up apologizing to him.
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'Medicane' storm tears through southern Italy, flooding towns and leaving cars strewn across streets
Southern Italy is bracing for two more days of devastating rain and flash flooding, as a 'medicane' storm that has deluged streets continues to barrel through the region.
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Iran's president says cyberattack that paralyzed gas stations was meant to create disorder
Iran's president said Wednesday that a cyberattack that paralyzed every gas station in the Islamic Republic was designed to get “people angry by creating disorder and disruption,” as long lines still snaked around the pumps a day after the incident began.
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Vaccine eligibility for mood disorders underscores elevated covid risk
The change will allow millions of people with mental health conditions to get booster shots.
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Former Wrestler Jimmy Rave Has Both Legs Amputated After Contracting MRSA
Jimmy Rave, who retired from wrestling after his left arm was amputated, has revealed that he underwent a double amputation in June.
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WSJ Editorial Board: The GOP's Virginia opening
Races for governor in odd years rarely illuminate the national political scene, but this year’s showdown in Virginia could be an exception.
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The US is set to join a small club of nations vaccinating young children
In a decision closely watched by parents and teachers across America, a panel of independent experts advising the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended that regulators authorize Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for 5-year-olds to 11-year-olds, a group that numbers 28 million.
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'Dead by Daylight' Update: James Sunderland and Pyramid Head Blight Skin Revealed
James Sunderland has been added to "Dead by Daylight" as part of a new "Silent Hill" update. Here is all you need to know about the skin, including its price.
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Nor'easter brings windy weather to New England as Gulf Coast forecast to see storms
The season’s first nor’easter is bringing incredible wind gusts to New England.  
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Rookie ‘Rust’ armorer once made Nicolas Cage storm off film set after firing gun
The 24-year-old "Rust" armorer was repeatedly accused by crew members of breaking basic safety protocols on the Montana set of Cage's "The Old Way" in August.
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The real reason why great white sharks might bite humans
There have long been theories that when great white sharks bite humans, it is a case of mistaken identity. Now, new research simulating the way that a shark would view the world has shown that this may really be the case.
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Men shot by teen at Kenosha protests can be called "rioters" and "looters" at trial
A judge laid out the final ground rules on what evidence will be allowed when Kyle Rittenhouse goes on trial for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality.
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Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa wins ruling, LA County officials to testify about crash pictures
A federal judge granted Vanessa Bryant’s request to force the Los Angeles County sheriff and fire chief to answer questions about the pictures first responders snapped at the site of the 2020 crash that killed her husband Kobe, daughter Gianna, and seven others.
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Why are we hearing about the Chicago Blackhawks horror while the WFT probe stays concealed?
Two professional sports organizations. Two sets of allegations of troubling acts and cultures of enablement. Two independent investigations.
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Alec Baldwin shooting victim Halyna Hutchins would be 'angry' about her death, pal says: 'Safety mattered'
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins would be shocked and “angry” about her death occurring on a movie set of all places, her friend and fellow filmmaker tells Fox News in an interview.
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John Eastman, Trump Lawyer Behind Pence Memo, Faces 1/6 Subpoena
The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is reportedly seeking testimony from a law professor who wrote a memo outlining strategies to keep Donald Trump in power.
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U.S. Park Police involved in shooting in Northwest Washington
The incident happened early Wednesday along Missouri Avenue NW.
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I found my stolen Honda Civic using a Bluetooth tracker. It’s the latest controversial weapon against theft.
AirTags and other Bluetooth trackers can find stolen cars, bikes and bags. But what happens when you find the person who took them?
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Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t Here to Stay
The Federal Reserve’s institutional and political credibility depends on bringing inflation down — and the market is counting on it, too.   
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Lindsey Vonn talks to CNN on 100 days to go to Beijing 2022
After starring on 4 of the last 5 U.S. Olympic ski teams, Lindsey Vonn says she's looking forward to watching Beijing 2022 as a spectator. The 3-time Olympic medalist and 4-time World Cup champion retired back in 2019. She told CNN that it took her over a year to get over the adrenaline rush of competing but she's very happy with her new life away from the slopes.
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Early Facebook investor blames major advertisers for 'turning a blind eye' to Facebook's problems
Venture capitalist Roger McNamee says Corporate America shares blame for the troubles that exist today at Facebook.
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Early Facebook investor blames major advertisers for 'turning a blind eye' to Facebook's problems
Venture capitalist Roger McNamee says Corporate America shares blame for the troubles that exist today at Facebook.
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China Warns European Lawmakers Over Planned Visit to Taiwan
Plans emerged as Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu made closely watched visits to Slovakia and the Czech Republic this week.
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