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    Loading the player... Kelly Wood, the daughter of the late New York police officer Raymond A. Wood, said the letter her father wrote on his deathbed, where he confessed his involvement in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, is fake. In an exclusive interview with NY1, Wood said that the letter was forged and accused her cousin Reggie Wood, who read the letter at a news conference on Feb. 20, of attempting to get attention. A letter purportedly from a retired NYPD officer accused the FBI and NYPD of being involved in Malcolm Xs death. But Kelly Wood, the officers daughter, told NY1 its a fake, and that he didnt write it.Watch her interview with @DeanMeminger on NY1 at 4 pm. pic.twitter.com/8ejSjikjoU — Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) February 26, 2021 “I know that my father did not write this letter,” Woods said to NY1’s Dean Meminger. “I know...
    MTV "Teen Mom OG" star Mackenzie Standifer accused Maci Bookout of "humiliating" and "exploiting" Ryan Edwards in an open letter that was unearthed. Teen Mom OG star Mackenzie Standifer accused Maci Bookout of “humiliating” and “exploiting” her husband, Ryan Edwards, in an open letter that was unearthed by a Redditor on February 28. Mackenzie originally penned the note for the Season 6 reunion in 2017, alleging it was Maci’s responsibility to tell the Edwards about Ryan’s heroin addiction. “Maci, you told me to my face, merely days after I had informed you about Ryan seeking help, that you had known about his problem since November,” she said. “That was 186 days; 400,464 hours; and 267,840 minutes that he could’ve died, and still, you said nothing. You let everyone know that you feared for his life, while concurrently exploiting Ryan and his addiction on the show.” Mackenzie continued: “Instead...
    Kat Cheng opened the note app on her phone and tried to find the right words to say how she felt. The 36-year-old photographer was writing an anonymous note to an unknown reader: a modern version of a message in a bottle. All he knew about the recipient was that he would read the letter during his first chemotherapy session and that, due to COVID restrictions, his reader would likely face that overwhelming moment alone. Cheng, who finished her chemotherapy for breast cancer six months before the pandemic, worried about finding the right tone. She could share her own experience, but would it be relevant? She loved the nurses who had cared for her, but what if the reader didn’t? Kat Cheng’s letter to chemotherapy patients was one of 13 written through a program established by a UCLA cancer center. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There have been thousands of pieces of missing or delayed mail and no clear answers from the postal service in Chicago.Residents on the South and Southwest sides have been complaining about problems with mail delivery for months now.The delayed mail, including letters and packages from those locations, total over 62,000 from last September through February.Senator Dick Durbin discussed mail delivery delays in Chicago during a press conference Sunday afternoon.Durbin was joined by 21st Ward alderman Howard Brookins and 2nd Ward alderman Brian Hopkins outside of Loop Post Office and John C. Kluczynski Federal Building.RELATED: Chicago mail problems mount, US lawmakers get involvedLast week, Durbin wrote a letter urging local United States Postal Service leadership in Illinois to address service issues in the Chicago region."Millions of constituents in Illinois and across the country rely on the timely delivery of letters and packages by USPS, especially during the COVID-19...
    Getty/A3 Artist Agency Ben Bonnema says he was fired by Trader Joe's after raising concerns about COVID-19 safety protocols at the grocery store. Ben Bonnema is a musical theater writer who says he was fired by Trader Joe’s after raising concerns about COVID-19 safety in a letter to the grocery store chain’s CEO. Bonnema, who worked at Trader Joe’s store 545 in the Upper West Side of Manhattan posted the letter on Twitter on February 26 after being fired and it quickly went viral. Bonnema says he was fired by managers at the New York City store because they said he doesn’t “share the company values.” Bonnema, 32, tweeted on February 26, “trader joe’s just fired me for sending this letter to the ceo, saying i don’t share the company values. i guess advocating for a safer workplace isn’t a company value?” Bonnema added a screenshot of the...
    THE family of a mum who was found dying with a benefits letter has demanded the welfare system gets fixed. Devastated Imogen Day, the sister of Philippa Day, has called on the Department for Welfare and Pensions to act following Philippa's death. 1Philippa Day (pictured) was found dying with a letter from the Department of Work and PensionsCredit: BPM Media Philippa, 27, was found collapsed at her home in Nottingham next to a "distressing" benefits letter after her weekly money was cut to £60 by the DWP. The mum died in 2019 from a brain injury after two months in a coma. Speaking to the Mirror, Imogen, 24, called on the Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey and her officials need to act. "Pip wasn’t the first to die and won’t be the last," she said. "The ­process is distressing, it has led to multiple similar instances and they...
    Warren Buffett’s enthusiasm for the future of America and his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has not been tempered by the coronavirus pandemic. Buffett used his annual letter to investors to ensure that he and his successors would be careful stewards of their money in Berkshire. Despite the disappearance of more than 31,000 jobs from Berkshire’s workforce last year, Buffett maintained his trademark optimism, buying back a record $ 24.7 billion of his shares in 2020 in a sign that he considers them undervalued. . He also praised the economy’s ability to withstand “severe disruptions” and enjoy “impressive” progress. “Our unshakable conclusion: Never bet against America,” he said. The letter breaks an unusual silence for Buffett, 90, who has been almost completely invisible to the public since the Berkshire annual meeting last May. But while he touched on well-known topics, like the greed of Wall Street bankers for settlement fees that...
            by David Catron  Henry Ford famously quipped, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” The Democrats take a similar view about what the public should be permitted to see on broadcast and cable networks. A Wednesday hearing conducted by the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology made it abundantly clear that they believe we should be free to view anything we like so long as it fits the Democratic version of the “facts.” Titled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media,” the hearing was primarily devoted to testimony from “media experts.” Among the “experts” who provided testimony was Kristin Danielle Urquiza, who lost her father to COVID-19. Urquiza’s opening statement includes this assertion: “The primary person and entity responsible for my father’s death … is Donald Trump and his administration.” She then indicted...
    Montana pileup accident: Two people were injured in a 30-vehicle pileup in whiteout conditions CDC Traces Covid-19 Outbreaks in Gyms, Urging Stricter Precautions © Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider Trader Joe's Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider A New York man said he was fired by Trader Joe's after he requested the company make changes to better protect workers. Ben Bonnema said on Twitter he was fired after sending a letter to the company's CEO. In the termination letter he shared, the company said he did not share the grocery chain's "core Values." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A New York City man said he was fired by Trader Joe's after he sent a letter to the company's CEO requesting the company make several changes he said would more thoroughly protect the grocery chain's employees from COVID-19.  Load Error In a tweet Friday evening, Ben Bonnema said...
    New York : Berkshire Hathaway’s annual conference will change venues and will take place on May 1. Photo: Paul Morigi / . The most anticipated letter in the financial world has been revealed. Warren Buffett published his 2020 annual letter where he shares his forecasts for the current market. The letter addressed to investors takes stock of the fiscal year that remained in the previous year. Berkshire Hathaway, Buffet’s company, closed with a gain of 2.4%while the S&P 500 index rose 18.4%. The shares of the companies that make up the Berkshire Hathaway mutual fund have appreciated 20% each year between 1965 and 2020. In the message Buffett points out that “bonds are not a place to be invested”, in addition the investor issued an alert to retirees, pension funds and insurance companies: “Global bond investors face a bleak future,” Buffett wrote, noting that 10-year...
    Biden explains justification for Syria strike in letter to congressional leadership
    (CNN)President Joe Biden sent a letter to congressional leadership Saturday explaining the reasoning behind Thursday's airstrike in Syria, which has been criticized by some Democrats in the latest fight between the executive and legislative branches over war powers.In the letter, which fulfills an obligation of the President listed in the War Powers Resolution, Biden outlined the details of the strike -- the US military's first known action under his administration -- and said the action was "pursuant to the United States' inherent right of self-defense as reflected in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter."White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that the Department of Defense briefed congressional leadership ahead of the strike. "The Administration has been briefing the Hill at the Member- and staff-level today. There will be a full classified briefing early next week at the latest," Psaki said while traveling with the President to Texas."At my...
    President Joe Biden arrives at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 26, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe Biden on Saturday told Congress that the airstrikes he ordered in Syria this week were consistent with the U.S. right to self-defense, as members of his own party called for more transparency about why military action was taken without congressional authorization. "The United States took this action pursuant to the United States' inherent right of self-defense as reflected in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter," Biden wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy. Biden ordered airstrikes Thursday against facilities in eastern Syria that the Pentagon says are used by Iranian-backed militia. The Defense Department said multiple facilities were destroyed at a border control point and there were casualties, but did not provide any additional...
    A group of 50 famous male politicians, actors and other prominent figures published an open letter this week backing a proposal that calls on the Biden administration to issue $2,400 monthly payments to mothers for “unpaid labor at home,” during the pandemic.  The letter, published online and in a full-page ad in The Washington Post Thursday, is signed by dozens of prominent men, including actors Colin Farrell and Don Cheadle; NBA star Steph Curry; former NFL player Victor Cruz; Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and New York City mayoral candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangYang intervenes after man threatened with metal pole on Staten Island Ferry NYC's largest union endorses Maya Wiley in mayoral race Five things to watch in the New York City mayoral race MORE (D).  During his 2020 presidential bid, one of the pillars of Yang's campaign was a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 per month per American adult.   The letter follows a...
    YouTube Pat Morita stars as Mr. Miyagi in 'The Karate Kid.' In the third season of Cobra Kai, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) visits his late mentor’s hometown Tomi Village, located in Okinawa, Japan. While on the trip, he comes across his former love interest Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita), and they get lunch. During their time together, Daniel reveals that he longs for Miyagi’s guidance, as he has hit a low point in both his personal and professional life. Kumiko Reads Mr. Miyagi’s Letters To Daniel YouTubeKumiko (Tamlyn Tomita) reads Miyagi’s letter to Daniel (Ralph Macchio) in Cobra Kai. Kumiko then invites him to go to her house, which was previously owned by her aunt Yukie. While they sit outside, the Okinawa-based dancer reads two letters written by Mr. Miyagi to her late aunt. In the first letter, he wrote about “fall[ing] in love with [Yukie] twice in one lifetime.” She...
    MADISON, W. Va. (AP) — Services at a county health department in West Virginia have been suspended following an investigation by state health officials. An onsight evaluation by the state Bureau for Public Health found deficiencies with operations including that the Boone County Health Department did not have written policies for infection prevention, hand hygiene, or environmental cleaning, news outlets reported. It also found that the facility needed a deep cleaning. The suspension was announced in a Feb. 17 letter from Dr. Anye Amjad, state health officer and commissioner for the Bureau for Public Health. “The results of this assessment indicate several areas of operational concern that require immediate attention in the interest of patient safety for the citizens of Boone County,” the letter said. The Boone County agency’s health officer, Dr. Philip Galapon, said in a statement that it is “working diligently” with state officials to fix the problems...
    The daughter of a police officer who allegedly wrote a letter saying NYPD and the FBI were behind the assassination of Malcolm X has insisted the document is a fake and had been circulated by a publicity-hungry relative.  The note, said to be a deathbed confession by undercover cop Ray Wood, claimed he was pressured by his supervisors to lure two members of the civil rights leader's security detail into committing crimes that led to their arrest just days before he was shot dead.  But Wood's daughter Kelly Wood said Friday that it was a forgery and her father's cousin, Reggie Wood, had released it to the media last weekend in a bid to attract attention to himself.  She told NY1:  'I know that my father did not write this letter. I know that is not his signature and I know the envelope they're using to somehow justify that the letter...
    February 27, 2021 2:17 PM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The president of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, conveyed to his Colombian counterpart, Iván Duque, his support for the country, “near and dear” with which he is “eager” to work, according to a White House letter collected by the media of the Latin American country. “I assumed the Presidency with clear eyes on the overwhelming global and regional challenges that lie ahead, but also eager to revitalize important and lasting relationships with partners like Colombia,” according to the letter. “I am committed to a bipartisan agenda that promotes our shared prosperity, that contributes to a lasting peace for all Colombians. Also that promotes our shared vision of a safe, middle-class and democratic hemisphere,” says the leader. Biden pointed out that, since the conversation he had with his Colombian counterpart in 2018, during the Concordia summit in Bogotá,...
    A letter purportedly written by a late New York City police officer claiming that law enforcement was connected to Malcolm X’s death is fake, the officer’s daughter said Friday. Late officer Raymond Wood’s daughter Kelly Wood told NY1 the letter was forged and that her distant cousin Reggie Wood read the letter at a Feb. 20 press conference to boost his own publicity. “I know that my father did not write this letter,” Kelly Wood told NY1. “I know that is not his signature and I know the envelope they’re using to somehow justify that the letter was mailed is also a fake.” Reggie Wood during a news conference to present new evidence in the assassination of civil rights activists Malcolm-X. on February 20, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) The letter, which Reggie Wood said Raymond Wood wrote, stated that the former undercover officer was...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has summoned its ambassador to Cuba to return to Brussels to explain himself after he reportedly signed an appeal asking U.S. President Joe Biden to lift sanctions against Cuba and begin normalizing ties with the country. A spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Saturday that the ambassador, Alberto Navarro, was asked “to come to Brussels to provide explanations.” He was also instructed “to provide a note detailing the matter,” said the spokesman, Peter Stano. Stano did not answer a question on whether Navarro will be fired. The ambassador’s summons to Brussels was first reported by Politico. Politico reported that 16 European Parliament lawmakers wrote to Borrell asking him to remove Navarro as ambassador, arguing that the diplomat was “not worthy of the high functions he holds.” The lawmakers’ complaints included the ambassador signing the open letter...
    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Not even the coronavirus pandemic could dampen Warren Buffett's enthusiasm for the future prospects of America and his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Buffet used his annual letter to investors to assure that he and his successors would be careful stewards of their money, and "the passage of time, an inner calm, ample diversification and a minimization of transactions and fees" would serve them well. He also retained his longstanding optimism for his company, repurchasing a record $24.7 billion of Berkshire stock in 2020 in a sign he considers it undervalued, and for the United States despite "severe interruptions" such as the pandemic. "Our unwavering conclusion: Never bet against America," he said. ((https://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2020ltr.pdf)) The letter breaks an uncharacteristic silence for the 90-year-old Buffett, who has been almost completely invisible to the public since Berkshire's annual meeting last May amid the pandemic, soaring stocks and a divisive...
    A rural Northern California health department says it was handling coronavirus testing just fine until the state got involved. In Lassen County, health officials had been running their own free testing clinics since last spring. But in January, OptumServe, a private company hired by the state, took over, leading to what the county spokesman called an inefficient and expensive “boondoggle.” Now, county officials are cutting ties with OptumServe and blasting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration over centralized testing efforts. OptumServe staffers were “coughing violently” and not wearing proper protective gear at a clinic this month, county health officials alleged in a scathing letter to the company. OptumServe informed residents of negative test results via expensive FedEx next-day delivery instead of calling, texting or emailing, wrote Dr. Kenneth Korver, the county’s public health officer, and Barbara Longo, director of health and social services, in the Feb. 22 letter. The state-sponsored clinics also...
    Warren BuffettGerard Miller | CNBC This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. Warren Buffett, the 90-year-old "Oracle of Omaha," remains a firm believer in the American dream, saying in his closely watched annual shareholder letter to "never bet against America." "In its brief 232 years of existence ... there has been no incubator for unleashing human potential like America," the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway wrote in the letter released Saturday. "Despite some severe interruptions, our country's economic progress has been breathtaking. Our unwavering conclusion: Never bet against America." "Success stories abound throughout America," the legendary investors said. "Since our country's birth, individuals with an idea, ambition and often just a pittance of capital have succeeded beyond their dreams by creating something new or by improving the customer's experience with something old." Buffett shared a fact in the letter to illustrate Berkshire's American credentials. He said the conglomerate...
    Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway IncThe India Today Group | Getty Images Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday. The 90-year-old investing legend has been publishing the letter for six decades and it has become a must read for investors around the world. Download the full letter by clicking here or read it below. Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive insights and analysis, and live business day programming from around the world.
    Anabel Pantoja has not had an easy week in ‘Save me’, and last Thursday, February 25, it hit rock bottom. The collaborator asked the program director, David Valldeperas, read a letter live in which she was going to say everything she felt at that moment; but Valldeperas interrupted her. « Anabel, we better keep the letter […]
    Juan Carlos I, with sunglasses and pin with the flag of Spain. (Photo: .) The newspaper The country has published this Saturday the letter that the emeritus king, Juan Carlos I, wrote in September 2018 to his distant cousin Álvaro de Orleans, weeks after the Swiss Justice blocked his accounts. Orleans is the person whose name is the Zagathka Foundation, which paid for flights in private jets for 11 years at a cost of eight million euros, of which the emeritus has regularized 4.3 million before the Tax Agency. “Dear Álvaro”, writes Juan Carlos I, “I leave before an hour for New York and with this flight I realize that without realizing it you have invited me to many more flights than I thought I had done (you could have told me ) “. El País assures that this was the last flight that the emeritus made in private jets...
    In one Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood, Christmas decorations speak volumes for Chris Kennedy. The Lakewood resident, who is black, was stunned last month to receive an anonymous letter cruelly attacking him for putting a large, inflatable black Santa Claus on his front lawn. “Please remove your negro Santa. You should not try to deceive children into believing that I am a negro,” said the letter, which was signed, “Santa Claus.” But then word of the divisive prank spread through Lakewood — and black Santas started showing up on lawns in solidarity. “I ordered the same one, and so did the Jones, and so did the Ketinas, and the Kellers next door got one,” Chip Welsch told CBS News.  “I thought it was a nice way to tell one of our neighbors that we weren’t like that.” “I think you have to speak out against racism, and I think the...
              U.S. Representative Mark Green (R-TN-07) and two other members of Congress on Friday sent President Joe Biden a letter urging him to implement a Cuba policy that holds the regime accountable for its human rights abuses and support for authoritarian regimes in the region. Joining Green in sending the letter were U.S. Representatives August Pfluger (R-TX-11) and Maria Salazar (R-FL-27), according to a statement issued by Green, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Pfluger and Salazar are members of the subcommittee as well. Green tweeted, “Joined @RepPfluger @RepMariaSalazar in urging President Biden to recognize the threat Cuba’s communist regime poses and implement a policy that holds Cuba accountable for its continued human rights abuses and support for authoritarian regimes.” ✍️Joined @RepPfluger @RepMariaSalazar in urging President Biden to recognize the threat Cubas communist regime poses and implement a...
    The book When Harry Became Sally came out in 2018 and was a bestseller and looked at 'public policy on gender identity and the human costs of getting it wrong' A group of Republican Senators are to write to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding answers as to why a book that 'challenges the transgender movement' has been pulled from the site. When Harry Became Sally was on the site's bestseller list with the book providing 'thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment' while offering 'a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.'  But the book by Ryan T. Anderson has been removed having been on sale for the last three years.   In a letter to Jeff Bezos, the Republican senators who include Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Mike Braun of Indiana and...
    Bloomberg Buffett’s Letter to Break Months of Silence Amid Tumult in U.S. (Bloomberg) — While 2020 raged, Warren Buffett mostly held his tongue.He stayed quiet through a heated presidential election, a racial reckoning that sparked nationwide protests and an exuberance for stocks that’s gripped millions of Americans. Not to mention a global pandemic. Now, the billionaire chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has a chance to break his silence with the release of his annual letter Saturday.“If this letter doesn’t address some of the issues, people are going to be disappointed,” Cathy Seifert, an analyst at CFRA Research, said in a phone interview. “There is an appetite for his thoughts.”The letter is an annual tradition for the 90-year-old CEO, a chance to share wisdom with his loyal following of value investors. And Buffett isn’t usually shy about sharing that wisdom, even campaigning in the past for controversial politicians including...
    The daughter of a deceased city police officer claims a letter said to be written by her father — stating the NYPD and FBI were behind the assassination of Malcolm X — is a fraud. Daughters of the civil rights leader teamed up with Reggie Wood, the cousin of former undercover NYPD officer Raymond Wood, last weekend at the scene of the Harlem murder to make the letter public. Kelly Wood debunked its authenticity in an interview with NY1 on Friday. In the letter, Raymond Wood allegedly wrote that NYPD supervisors pressured him into luring two members of Malcolm X’s security detail into committing crimes that led to their arrests, supposedly making the activist an easy target for conspiratorial gunmen at the former Audubon Ballroom in 1965. Wood’s daughter Kelly now tells NY1 the letter was forged and her father’s cousin read it out loud to the media to gain publicity...
    Hollywood stars Don Cheadle and Colin Farrell have thrown their weight behind a “Marshall Plan for Moms” that would see the federal government send out $2,400 checks each month to mothers for their unpaid work in the home. An open letter published Thursday as a full-page ad in The Washington Post urged Congress to pass financial relief for mothers who have taken on extra responsibilities in the home as a result of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. The letter, which was signed by 50 prominent men, demands “pay equity” for women and other measures such as affordable childcare, paid family leave, and a plan that will safely re-open schools five days a week. “When more than 30 years of progress for women in the workforce can be erased in 9 months, the underlying system is broken,” the letter said. “It’s time to create a new structure that works for women, that respects...
    More On: malcolm x Malcolm X kin: Letter from former cop implicates NYPD, feds in his murder ‘One Night in Miami’ review: Regina King’s directing debut electrifies National Book Award wins for ‘Interior Chinatown,’ Malcolm X bio Manhattan DA to revisit Malcolm X’s assassination after new info in Netflix show The daughter of a deceased city police officer claims a letter said to be written by her father — stating the NYPD and FBI were behind the assassination of Malcolm X — is a fraud. Daughters of the civil rights leader teamed up with Reggie Wood, the cousin of former undercover NYPD officer Raymond Wood, last weekend at the scene of the Harlem murder to make the letter public. Kelly Wood debunked its authenticity in an interview with NY1 on Friday. In the letter, Raymond Wood allegedly wrote that NYPD supervisors pressured him into luring two members of Malcolm X’s...
    Miami : February 26, 2021 0 The President of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, sent a letter to his Colombian counterpart, Iván Duque, applauding Colombia’s decision to grant Temporary Legal Status to the more than 17 million Venezuelan migrants, “who have reached the country, to escape the violence and suffering of the Venezuelan regime ”. With this, he warned that “the correct thing is not always the most convenient politically, the worse is the hallmark of true leadership.” Colombia, a nearby country From another perspective, the letter reiterated the United States’ commitment to the bilateral agenda between the two countries. “I am committed to a bipartisan agenda that promotes our shared prosperity, contributes to a lasting peace for all Colombians, and promotes our shared vision of a secure, middle-class, and democratic hemisphere.” “Colombia is a country close and dear to my heart and I look...
    RUBBISH bins painted red like post boxes have baffled users. The metal trash cans have the word “Litter” in gold Post Office script plus letter box-style slots. 5Rubbish bins painted red like post boxes have baffled users in Scarborough 5One resident said: 'Folk are more likely to chuck letters in than rubbish'Credit: Alamy One resident at Scarborough, North Yorks, said: “Folk are more likely to chuck letters in than rubbish.” Actress Wendy King, 72, added: “A bin should look like a bin.” And Anne Norland, 65, said: “I was very surprised to find out it was a bin and not a post box. "I thought, ‘What’s a letter box doing where the bin used to be?’” 5Actress Wendy King said: 'A bin should look like a bin'Credit: Ben Lack 5The metal trash cans have the word 'Litter' in gold Post Office script plus letter box-style slotsCredit: Ben Lack 5Scarborough Council...
    Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber said in his annual State of the University letter that “false ideas” are “inconsistent” with the university’s core values. In his letter, however, Eisgruber goes on to spread the infamous “very fine people” hoax about former President Donald Trump. “I am a passionate defender of free speech,” wrote Eisgruber in his letter, before going on to explain that the university’s core value is “truth-seeking, not free speech per se,” adding that “false ideas” are “inconsistent with scholarly ideals.” “The reckless expression of offensive or false ideas may be protected speech, but it is utterly inconsistent with scholarly ideals,” added Eisgruber. “It corrodes, rather than serves, the cause of truth-seeking.” Ironically, however, the university president goes on in his letter to spread the “very fine people” hoax, which many on the political left have regurgitated in order to spread the false narrative that President Trump defended the white nationalists in...
    Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan denounced “an attempted military coup” on Thursday after a group of Armenian army officers wrote a letter demanding Pashinyan’s resignation earlier that day. “As [prime minister] my order to all soldiers, officers, and generals of the armed forces is: Gentlemen, do your jobs. Preserve the territorial integrity of the borders of the Republic of Armenia. This is my order, and no one should dare to break this order,” Pashinyan said at a rally of his supporters in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on February 25. About 20,000 people gathered in Yerevan’s Republic Square to listen to Pashinyan’s speech, which followed a march led by the prime minister through the capital’s downtown area. He was flanked by a significant security detail, according to the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The gathering was in response to the Armenian Armed Forces General Staff releasing a letter earlier...
    MADISON, W. Va. (AP) — Services at a county health department in West Virginia have been suspended following an investigation by state health officials. An onsight evaluation by the state Bureau for Public Health found deficiencies with operations including that the Boone County Health Department did not have written policies for infection prevention, hand hygiene, or environmental cleaning, news outlets reported. It also found that the facility needed a deep cleaning. The suspension was announced in a Feb. 17 letter from Dr. Anye Amjad, state health officer and commissioner for the Bureau for Public Health. “The results of this assessment indicate several areas of operational concern that require immediate attention in the interest of patient safety for the citizens of Boone County,” the letter said. The Boone County agency's health officer, Dr. Philip Galapon, said in a statement that it is “working diligently” with state officials to fix the problems...
    Emmy organizers are facing demands to strip Andrew Cuomo of the 'farcical' award they gave him for his pandemic press briefings, DailyMail.com can reveal. In a letter sent Friday, 10 GOP representatives urged the president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS) to distance the group from Cuomo by rescinding his International Emmy Founders Award. In November, IATAS awarded Cuomo with an Emmy for his daily, televised press conferences providing an update on the developing coronavirus situation in one of the states most hard-hit by the pandemic – which the organizers called ‘masterful’ at the time. 'Rescinding Governor Cuomo's Emmy will not bring back the lives lost due to his deceit and reckless policies,' they wrote to Bruce Paisner. 'However, it would send a message to their surviving loved ones that IATAS sympathizes with their pain and stands with them in solidarity.' 'We urge you...
    DENVER (AP) — A person identifying himself as a Denver police officer is among a group of people hoping to persuade a judge to release a Colorado geophysicist accused of assaulting police during the U.S. Capitol riot. The name of the writer of the letter in support of Jeffrey Sabol has been redacted in federal court records but the writer is described as a decorated 23-year veteran of Denver police and a sergeant who lives in same mountain community in Jefferson County outside the city. “The portrayal of Jeff by the media is inconsistent with the good moral character of the Jeff I know. Of all people, I understand the seriousness of this incident, especially as it relates to my Brother’s in Blue; however, I hope the court will show some leniency on Jeff Sabol,” the letter said. Denver police told KUSA-TV, which first reported on the letter Thursday, that...
    Miami : The president of the United States, always accompanied by a military auxiliary with a briefcase containing the nuclear launch codes, is the sole authority to order an atomic conflict or respond with nuclear weapons to an enemy attack of that type. Now lawmakers from the president’s own party are asking Joe Biden to share that one-sided power. Conferring such authority by a single person “carries real dangers,” says a letter endorsed by 31 Democratic members of the House of Representatives. “Previous presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or displayed behaviors that caused other officials to express concerns about the judgment of the president in question,” the letter said. The letter, headed by Representatives Jimmy Panetta and Ted Lieu, both of California, asks officials like the vice president and the president of the Lower House to agree on a launch order before it can...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James is reviewing a letter from state senators asking her office to investigate the sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Fox News has learned. Republican state Sens. Patricia Richie, Susan Serino, Pamela Helming, Daphne Jordan and Alexis Weik penned a letter to James’ office requesting a "formal investigation" into the allegations of "abusive, sexist and harassing behavior" of Cuomo toward his former aide, Lindsey Boylan. The senators, in the letter, requested the "immediate appointment of a Special Prosecutor to conduct this investigation," and called the allegations "potentially criminal in nature." "At a minimum, the seriousness of these allegations clearly warrant a comprehensive, immediate investigation by an independent special prosecutor," they wrote. PSAKI RESPONDS TO CUOMO HARASSMENT CLAIM: 'ANY ALLEGATION SHOULD BE REVIEWED' A source from James’ office told Fox News that they are in receipt of the letter and are reviewing it....
    Prince Harry pushed back on criticism that The Crown is misleading: It gives you a rough idea Tech Stocks, Dow Futures Turn Red As Bond Yields Inch Higher; Fed Inflation Gauge in Focus A group of 17 former gymnasts including three Olympians are to launch legal action against British Gymnastics for alleged "systemic physical and psychological abuse" by coaches targeting children as young as six. © BEN STANSALL Britain's Jennifer Pinches performs at the 2012 Olympics in London The athletes have served a letter before action on the sport's governing body in the UK. The letter says athletes were aged between six and 23 at the time of the alleged abuses, which included "widespread inappropriate use of physical force" by coaches and enforcement of "baseless" weight-management techniques. An independent review to look into complaints of mistreatment within the sport is currently under way. Jennifer Pinches, who retired from international...
    Twenty former Washington Football Team employees asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to release the final report of an independent investigation into the organization’s conduct when it's completed. Owner Dan Snyder hired lawyer Beth Wilkinson to conduct an independent investigation in July after several female former employees made allegations of workplace sexual harassment. The NFL in July took over control of the investigation. "There must be accountability for the actions we believe are detailed in this report," the employees wrote in their letter to Goodell. "But there cannot be accountability without transparency. And there cannot be healing for any of us without understanding the truth, which will provide confirmation that we are not alone, and that our allegations are supported by others." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM A spokesman said the NFL had not yet received the final report. Wilkinson declined to comment on the status of the investigation, referring comment to...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James is mulling a request to launch an independent probe of sexual harassment claims leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a former aide. James is “reviewing” a letter sent to her by five female Republican state senators requesting an “immediate appointment of a Special Prosecutor” to review Lindsey Boylan’s accusations against Cuomo that include kissing her “on the lips” and suggesting “Let’s play strip poker” while chatting on a plane trip, a source said Thursday. Cuomo has denied the stunning claims made by Boylan in a Medium post. Boylan is a former top deputy in the Empire State Development agency who is now running for Manhattan borough president. A source in James’ office said Thursday, “we’ve received the letter and we’re reviewing it.” Her office declined further comment. The senators argue that Cuomo’s influence over state agencies makes it impossible for them to...
    It seems that every day is like Groundhog Day for her, but it is true that this Thursday was a before and after in the story of Anabel Pantoja in Save me. So much so that he even came with the decision to leave the program. After last Tuesday criticize the team and call those responsible for an investigation into their jewelry “clumsy”, Isabel Pantoja’s niece has been the focus of criticism from the program and, this Thursday, she returned – although she only works on Mondays and Tuesdays – to apologize in person. The Sevillian went up to the newsroom and, through tears, asked for forgiveness to all the workers, who accepted them – and, incidentally, other collaborators such as Chelo García-Cortés or María Patiño went up to apologize for their own quarrels with them. Meanwhile, the influencer faces videos of his family almost daily, accusations about whether...
    OAKLAND — Oakland Unified School District leaders told families in a letter this week they want students back in school by the end of next month. According to the letter, which was sent to families and posted on the school district’s website on Wednesday, the plan is to bring back the district’s youngest students first, but families and students who want to continue to learn from home would be able to do so. “After being in distance learning since last March, the OUSD Board of Education now believes it is critical for the social emotional and academic well-being of our students that Oakland Unified safely open our school sites for in-person learning by mid to late March, in alignment with the proposed deadlines currently being discussed in Sacramento,” the letter states. The idea would be to bring back elementary school students in small, socially distanced cohorts on a modified schedule,...
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) administration refused to answer questions from legislators Thursday about her coronavirus nursing home policy. During a House Oversight Committee meeting, chairman Rep. Steve Johnson (R) acknowledged a representative from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) declined to participate: “Most of your guys got a letter last night from the director (MDHHS’s Elizabeth Hertel) in response” to the announced hearing, he said. “We asked them to testify, we asked them last week. We really wanted them to testify, because there are questions that need to be answered. They refused to testify. They sent us this letter instead,” Johnson told the committee. The committee chairman indicated the letter claimed MDHHS has “the greatest data out there,” but did not share any of it. “I’m just a simple guy, but in my mind if you have the best data out there, wouldn’t you share...
    WHITE HOUSE - The president of the United States, always accompanied by a military aide carrying a satchel containing nuclear launch codes, has sole authority to order nuclear warfare or respond in kind to such an enemy attack. Now, lawmakers of the current president’s own party are asking President Joe Biden to surrender that unilateral power. Giving one person such authority “entails real risks,” according to a letter endorsed by 31 Democratic members of the House. “Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that causes other officials to express concerns about the president's judgment.” The letter, led by Representatives Jimmy Panetta and Ted Lieu, both from California, calls for officials, such as the vice president and speaker of the House, to concur with a launch order before it can be issued. “My colleagues and I are requesting a straightforward review of our nation’s...
    By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment lodging fraud charges against ex-President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon should not be dismissed despite his pardon, prosecutors told a judge Thursday, citing ill effects an indictment can leave on someone even without a conviction. Prosecutors said Bannon’s lawyer had quietly slipped an email to the judge making the request to dismiss an indictment charging him with defrauding thousands of donors who believed their money would be used to fulfill Trump’s chief campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border. Instead, over a million dollars of the $25 million raised for the “We Build The Wall” campaign was diverted to pay a salary to one campaign official and personal expenses for himself, the indictment alleged. His three co-defendants were not pardoned and face trial later this year. Prosecutors said the pardon Trump gave Bannon on...
    Those who made Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo an exemplar of pandemic leadership are abandoning his side as news of his alleged cover up of the amount of nursing home deaths in New York continues to unravel. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was commended by corporate media, heralded by Hollywood, and defended by powerful Democrats for his COVID-19 response. Cuomo issued a March 25, 2020 order that required nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients from the hospital. In May, Cuomo rescinded the order. Cuomo’s government omitted individuals who lived in nursing homes or long-term care facilities from their data on nursing home deaths because, according to a May Daily Caller News Foundation report, while the individual may have contracted the disease in the nursing home, they died in the hospital. Over the course of the nearly two month period when Cuomo’s directive was active, more than 9,000...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment lodging fraud charges against ex-President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon should not be dismissed despite his pardon, prosecutors told a judge Thursday, citing ill effects an indictment can leave on someone even without a conviction. Prosecutors said Bannon’s lawyer had quietly slipped an email to the judge making the request to dismiss an indictment charging him with defrauding thousands of donors who believed their money would be used to fulfill Trump’s chief campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border. Instead, over a million dollars of the $25 million raised for the “We Build The Wall” campaign was diverted to pay a salary to one campaign official and personal expenses for himself, the indictment alleged. His three co-defendants were not pardoned and face trial later this year. Prosecutors said the pardon Trump gave Bannon on his way out of office...
    By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A key Louisiana Senate leader Thursday called on Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin to jettison his search for new voting machines and redo the effort after seeking more guidance from lawmakers, election experts and the public. In a sharply worded letter to Ardoin, Sen. Sharon Hewitt said the state's Republican elections chief rushed to start shopping for replacement voting equipment without legislative oversight and without trying to reinforce public trust. She accused Ardoin of “attempting to further avoid public scrutiny by hiding behind a blackout period" now that the solicitation for bidders is underway. “As THE statewide elected official charged with protecting our election procedures, your office's actions are paramount to building trust and instilling confidence that our elections are fair and run according to Louisiana laws enacted by the legislature,” Hewitt wrote in a letter to Ardoin. Hewitt leads...
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) on Thursday expressed deep concern over Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, suggesting Becerra could do much more damage to the country than Neera Tanden, the president’s pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget. “Ron Klain and Chuck Schumer know that Xavier Becerra is a wolf who can’t be dressed in sheep’s clothing, so they’re using Neera Tanden as a decoy,” Sasse said in a statement to National Review. “While the beltway talks endlessly about which senators got mean tweets from a lefty activist, a wannabe tyrant with a nasty record of attacking the First Amendment is going to quietly become the leader of the federal government’s largest agency. Becerra has shown nothing but contempt for free speech and religious liberty — he’s a hell of a lot more dangerous than Tanden.” Becerra, who currently serves as California’s attorney general, would...
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday said it had signed letters of intent with three Australian media firms, a day after the country's Parliament passed a law forcing Facebook to pay media companies for content on their platforms. Facebook said it had signed partnerships with Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media. Commercial agreements will become effective within 60 days if a full deal is signed. (Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, Australia
    Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy slammed House Democrats for targeting his network, accusing them in a scathing letter of propagating “deliberately misleading” allegations about it. “I want to respectfully address some disinformation circulated by members of this committee in a recent letter to pay-TV operators and streaming technology companies,” Ruddy wrote in the Wednesday letter. “Newsmax never called the breach of the Capitol ‘a sort of romantic idea.'” Ruddy was referencing a Monday letter sent to cable providers by California Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney, who asked the providers if they would consider dumping conservative news networks including Fox News, One America News and Newsmax. “As a violent mob was breaching the doors of the Capitol, Newsmax’s coverage called the scene a ‘sort of a romantic idea,'” the duo claimed. Ruddy discounted the claim as one made by a left-wing guest and argued his network’s coverage had...
    Al Jazeera is moving forward with its newly launched conservative channel despite an open letter from at least 100 critical staff members, a network executive said Thursday. “We’re going ahead with Rightly,” said Michael Weaver, senior VP of business development and growth in Al Jazeera’s digital division. “We believe in what we’re doing and the company believes in what we’re doing. It's our direction.” Weaver said he was deeply involved with the creation of the new digital platform, which launched Thursday with its first show, “Right Now with Stephen Kent.” The interview program will address, according to an Al Jazeera announcement, “the issues animating right-of-center Americans today.” The Guardian reported that 100-plus staffers — including several executive producers, presenters and correspondents — signed a letter decrying the new effort and saying that news of Rightly was “met with shock, confusion and criticism.” “Media in the US is already polarised and the introduction of ‘Rightly’ is not a solution...
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    Three Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday issued a statement pushing back on Democrats' letter to President Biden urging him to give up his sole nuclear authority. Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Ranking Member Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Turner, R-Ohio, said such a move would "would leave Americans vulnerable." "Democrats' dangerous efforts suggesting a restructuring of our nuclear command and control process will undermine American security, as well as the security of our allies," the Republicans said in a statement. "These proposals, if enacted, would leave Americans vulnerable, destabilize the nuclear balance, and shake our allies' confidence in the nuclear umbrella." The statement added that revoking the president's nuclear capabilities would be welcome by adversaries with nuclear powers, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. "The ability to take action during an attack is imperative to deterring a preemptive strike from our adversaries. America should...
    House Democrats are asking President Biden to share his unilateral ability to launch nuclear weapons. In a letter to the president, Reps. Ted Lieu and Jimmy Panetta, accompanied by nearly 30 colleagues, argued that "vesting one person with this authority entails real risks." "While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so," read the letter dated Monday. "The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war. Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes." IRAN SAYS WINDOW IS CLOSING FOR US TO ADOPT 'NEW APPROACH' TO NUCLEAR PROGRAM The letter singled out former President Donald Trump for criticism, citing his Twitter feud with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and conduct during the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot as "behavior that caused other...
    LONDON, Feb 25 (.) – G20 economies should offer an additional $ 650 billion funding to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), redistribute existing reserves and expand debt relief benefits to poorer nations, former officials of the economics and activists. The letter also urged the G20 nations, whose chief economists meet on Friday, to fully fund the World Health Organization (WHO) “ACT accelerator” program aimed at procuring vaccines, treatments and diagnostic tests. of COVID-19 for nations with fewer resources. “If we do not take urgent action, developing nations and emerging economies face a disastrous lost decade with profound consequences for all G20 countries,” said Jamie Drummond, co-founder of ONE Campaign and one of the authors of the letter. “Actions can begin at the meeting tomorrow.” Signed by public figures such as former South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and former ABSA CEO Maria Ramos, the letter is addressed to the Prime...
    LONDON (AP) — Police in eastern England say they have received a long-delayed letter from an Emirati princess asking them to investigate the disappearance of her sister 20 years ago. The letter is the latest episode in the long-running family drama of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the hereditary ruler of Dubai and a horse-racing acquaintance of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. One of his daughters, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, made headlines last week when the BBC broadcast video diaries she said were recorded inside a Dubai villa where she claimed she was being held against her will. Sheikha Latifa was detained by commandos in 2018 after she tried to flee Dubai in a yacht. Now Sheikha Latifa’s friends have given police in Cambridgeshire a letter from the princess asking authorities to look into the abduction of her sister Shamsa, now 38, who was snatched from Cambridge on...
    A candid letter by J.R.R Tolkien describing what hobbits should look like has emerged for sale for £15,000. The Lord of the Rings creator tells an illustrator they should be ‘absolutely ordinary human beings’ and ‘not too childlike’. He adds that characters like Bilbo Baggins need to have ‘a neat goatee’ or ‘buskin of hair’.  The illustrator, a Miss Sykes, had submitted some drawings of hobbits to Tolkien in a previous correspondence. A letter by J.R.R Tolkien that is set to go to auction for £15,000 gives an insight into how the Lord of the Rings author thought hobbits, the book's human-like characters, should look like. Pictured: Elijah Wood as Frodo and Sean Astin as Sam in a scene from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Tolkien was seemingly so impressed with her drawings he offered to buy some of them in the letter from July 1956, although he added...
    Best single-season TV shows The 10 Worst States for Millennials © Provided by Golf Digest Daniel T. Augustus IV hails from Bermuda, where he was introduced to golf at 3 years old after his father passed. He couldn’t afford to play the sport so he made do with rolled up paper towels as balls and wooden sticks as clubs. To support his family he began working at 12, always making sure one of his various odd jobs was at a course to keep him close to the game. That spirit, coupled with natural talent, parlayed into a playing opportunity at Paine College in Augusta, Ga. Since graduation he has tried to make a living on the mini-tours, supplementing his playing career by working construction. “You do what you have to do for what you love,” Augustus says. Jordan Bohannon grew up outside of Detroit. A frequent victim of racial...
    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank has halted payments to projects in Myanmar on withdrawal requests that were made after a Feb. 1 coup by the country's military, the bank said in a letter to Myanmar's finance ministry seen by Reuters on Thursday. A World Bank spokesman verified the letter, from World Bank Myanmar country director Mariam Sherman to the Myanmar Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry. It said the bank would make payments to Myanmar project suppliers, contractors and consultants for withdrawal applications made prior to that date. The World Bank also updated its general statement about the military seizure of power to reflect the payment halt. "Effective February 1, we have temporarily put a hold on disbursements on our operations in Myanmar, as we closely monitor and assess the situation," the bank said on its website. The army seized power and detained civilian leader Aung...
    (CNN)Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, the daughter of Dubai ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has sent a letter to police in the UK asking them to investigate the alleged kidnapping of her older sister, Princess Shamsa, from Britain in 2000.​​"In the summer of 2000 Shamsa escaped the family vacation house in England. She was 18 years old ... and of sound mind," Princess Latifa, who has also claimed she is being held hostage, wrote in a letter sent to CNN by her friend David Haigh, a campaigner for her release and part of Detained International, a legal advocacy NGO. Dubai ruler abducted daughters and threatened ex-wife, UK court finds"She was enslaved and oppressed and suffered physical abuse at the hands of family members ... She wanted to seek asylum in the UK where she has family permanently living there. After a few months, she...
    This is the letter hand-written by Dubai's kidnapped Princess Latifa, begging British police to help her older sister who was captured by their sheikh ruler father 20 years ago, MailOnline can reveal. The two pages of A4 lined paper, written in neat black pen, outline how Princess Shamsa – who fled Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum's Surrey estate in 2000 - tried to escape her royal life. Latifa, 34, who is herself being held against her will in Dubai by her father after trying to escape, claims Shamsa – now 38 - was 'enslaved' and physically and mentally abused. Addressing her letter 'To the Cambridge Police', Latifa wrote of Shamsa: 'She escaped because… she had no freedom of choice in her life and she was enslaved and oppressed and suffered physical abuse at the hands of family members. 'I personally witnessed **** repeatedly punch her on the face and on her...
    IT'S easy to forget sometimes that your neighbours can hear a lot of what goes on inside your own house or flat. But one man was left mortified after receiving a note from next door asking him to keep the sex noises to a minimum. I. Am. Mortified. pic.twitter.com/K4bTovQYvC— ManBearPissPig (@zef2def) February 24, 2021 The victim of the honest note shared it on Twitter, admitting he felt "mortified" after reading it. The hand-written letter started by addressing the couple, asking if they can "please fix your bed." It continued: "The walls are very thin in this building and we don't really want to know when you are having sex. "This issue concerns new flats. Many thanks in advance! " And signed off with: "Your neighbours." 1The man was mortified after receiving the note and shared it on TwitterCredit: Getty Images - Getty The letter has since...
    DEMOCRATS have asked Joe Biden to give up his sole authority to order a nuclear strike in case he becomes “unhinged”.  In a letter sent to the President on Tuesday, over thirty House Democrats warned that “vesting one person” with the power to launch a nuclear strike “entails real risks”.  4Democrats have asked Joe Biden to give up his sole authority to order a nuclear strike in case he becomes “unhinged”Credit: Reuters 4The Vice President is accompanied by a nuclear football, which contains all the necessary materials to launch a nuclear strike with a specific code, when they travelCredit: AFP or licensors In the letter, penned by California Democratic Rep. Jimmy Panetta, the Dems urged the commander in chief to “consider modifying the decision-making process the United States uses in its command and control of nuclear forces.” It reads: “Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons...
    Dear Editor, National Grid wants to expand their fracked gas empire, locking us into fossil fuels by building the Metropolitan Reliability Infrastructure (MRI), locally known as the North Brooklyn Pipeline, a dangerous piece of infrastructure, which pollutes and threatens the health and safety of already marginalized communities. They are also trying to build a Liquified Natural Gas Vaporizer in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that would work in tandem with the pipeline. This project would increase toxic emissions, create a surplus of gas when demand for it is decreasing, and prevent steps towards energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities. Cuomo is responsible for the health and safety of New Yorkers and needs to show that he wants a cleaner, safer future. Regulators cannot continue to allow fossil fuel infrastructure to be built against the will of communities. Cuomo set ambitious climate goals for the state, but they’ll never be met while National Grid...
    The top Republican House member on the House Commerce and Energy Committee on Wednesday criticized an attempt by House Democrats to pressure television operators to evict Fox News and two conservative cable news channels. Senior member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) Expressed concern regarding letters sent by two Democratic panel members to 12 cable, satellite and broadcast companies. The letter accused the companies of failing to take steps to combat the spread of what Democrats said was « disinformation. » They demanded answers on why the operators offered their services to these television channels. « Elected officials using their platform to pressure private companies to censor media outlets with which they disagree, that sounds a lot like actions by the Chinese Communist Party, not duly elected representatives of the US Congress. » McMorris Rodgers said during a committee hearing on misinformation and extremism in the media. “Here we value freedom of expression and a free...
    A Maryland man has been convicted of voter intimidation for threatening a Frederick household displaying yard signs backing then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Frederick District Court Judge Eric W. Schaffer sentenced James. D. Reed, 42, of Frederick, to two years in prison Wednesday, but suspended the sentence, except the 132 days Reed already served. Reed must complete three years of supervised probation. Reed was charged with one count of threatening mass violence and one count of voter intimidation after prosecutors accused him of depositing a threatening letter in the mailbox of a home on Kline Boulevard in Frederick. The contents of the note revealed Reed targeted the home “due to several political signs displayed on their property,” prosecutors said, in a news release. In addition to threats of violence against Biden and Harris, the letter threatened former Rep. Gabby Giffords — an outspoken gun...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of the ruler of Dubai, has written to British police asking them to reopen their investigation into the kidnap of her older sister from a street in Cambridge in 2000, the BBC reported on Thursday. In a handwritten letter seen by the British broadcaster and dated 2018, Latifa asked Cambridgeshire Police to refocus on the case of her sister Shamsa, now 39, who was captured aged 18 and has not been seen in public since. Reuters has not seen the letter. The Dubai government's media office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Cambridgeshire police confirmed it had received a letter, dated February 2018, in relation to the case and that it was part of an "ongoing review". Latifa, 35, is herself the subject of international concern. In a video message filmed in a bathroom and obtained by the...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity reacted Wednesday night to the reports suggesting House Democrats were urging President Biden to relinquish his nuclear authority. In his "Hannity" monologue, Hannity called the effort "totally humiliating" for Biden, whose cognitive ability was regularly called into question during the 2020 presidential campaign. A letter signed by three dozen House Democrats reportedly asks the 78-year-old Biden to renounce his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons. "Must be totally humiliating for Joe Biden," Hannity said. HOUSE DEMOCRATS ASK BIDEN TO RENOUNCE SOLE NUCLEAR AUTHORITY "Now, first of all, it's unconstitutional. That's first of all. There is one commander-in-chief. It is not the U.S. Congress. There is zero constitutional ambiguity here. But second of all, what do these Democrats know about Joe Biden that maybe the rest of us don't?" the host continued. "There is one commander-in-chief. It is not the U.S. Congress. There is zero constitutional ambiguity here."— Sean HannityThe Democratic lawmakers write: "While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so....
    By SARAH RANKIN and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers demanded answers Wednesday from Gov. Ralph Northam's administration and the state's government watchdog agency following a news report that raised new questions about the state parole board’s handling of the case of a man convicted of killing a Richmond police officer. Richmond TV station WTVR reported Tuesday night that it had obtained a previously unreleased version of an investigative report produced by the Office of the State Inspector General into the case of Vincent Martin. Martin was released last year after serving four decades in prison for the 1979 killing of Officer Michael Connors. A different report into Martin's case by the inspector general's office was made public late last year. That six-page report found that the Virginia Parole Board and its former chairwoman, Adrianne Bennett, violated state law and its own policies and procedures in...
    Remember back in the olden days when Republicans were consistently willing to set aside petty partisanship and perpetual grievance in order to ensure that only the most qualified individuals were given top government posts? Yeah, me neither. Before we get to the current minority party obstruction, let’s all hop in the Wayback Machine to 2017, when Donald Trump was filling his swamp with alligators—some of whom were blessed with walnut-sized reptile brains and some of whom could only aspire to such rarefied intellectual heights. In the closest confirmation vote ever, the Republican-controlled Senate rubber-stamped Trump’s choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, even though she knew demonstrably less about rudimentary education policy than about random grizzly bear attacks. DeVos’ real qualification for becoming a top administration adviser, of course, was that she’d donated a shite-tonne of money to Republicans. Absent that largesse, she’d have been hard-pressed to find a job dumping grainy pink puke powder on second graders’...
    A group of Republican senators is asking Amazon.com Inc. to explain why it recently removed a book about transgender issues that had been on sale on the platform for about three years. In a letter to Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos dated Wednesday, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Mike Braun of Indiana and Josh Hawley of Missouri said a book by conservative scholar Ryan T. Anderson, "When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment," was no longer available on Amazon or on its Kindle and Audible platforms. Amazon, they wrote, has been "unable to provide a sufficient explanation" as to how the book "supposedly violated a vague, undefined ‘offensive content’ standard." An Amazon spokeswoman didn’t have a comment regarding the letter. In a statement earlier Wednesday, the company said it reserved the right not to sell certain content based on its content guidelines for books. AMAZON ACCUSED OF 'ABSURD AND...
    Before a House hearing Wednesday on "Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media," Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy wrote a letter responding to "disinformation" and "deliberately misleading" allegations by committee members. "I want to respectfully address some disinformation circulated by members of this committee in a recent letter to pay-TV operators and streaming technology companies," Ruddy wrote to the chairs and ranking members of the House Communications and Technology and Energy and Commerce committees. "Newsmax never called the breach of the Capitol a sort of romantic idea." Ruddy was referencing the letter from Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., released Monday. That letter targeted conservative-leaning outlets such as Newsmax, Fox News, and OANN, and claimed, "As a violent mob was breaching the doors of the Capitol, Newsmaxs coverage called the scene a sort of a romantic idea." But the comment was made by a Newsmax guest...
    Republican members on the House Oversight Committee are calling on Democratic Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney to subpoena Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to testify about the nursing home scandal, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Fox News. Ranking Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer and all Republicans on the panel sent the letter to Maloney demanding she subpoena Cuomo so that the committee may “hear the truth, under oath, directly from Governor Cuomo,” according to Fox News. Republicans alleged Cuomo intentionally “engaged in a cover-up effecting those most vulnerable to COVID-19,” according to the report. “Additionally, we formally request a thorough investigation by the Oversight Committee,” the letter reportedly continued. “We owe it to the thousands of families who lost loved ones because of Governor Cuomo’s alleged recklessness.” The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued an order in March that required nursing homes to accept...
    Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who wrote a letter with Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) asking cable providers if they planned to continue carrying conservative networks, claimed on Wednesday that Republican criticisms of her and McNerney’s letter are “red herrings.” Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA), two members of the Communications and Technology subcommittee, sent letters to the leaders of several television providers, asking them if they plan to take action against Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News Network (OANN) for spreading “disinformation.” The two Democrats asked: Have you taken any adverse actions against a channel, including Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN, for using your platform to disseminate disinformation related directly or indirectly to the November 3, 2020 elections, the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, or COVID-19 misinformation? McNerney and Eshoo also asked, “Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN on U-verse, DirecTV, and AT&T TV both...
    (CNN)Seven Senate Democrats are asking President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to establish a White House office devoted to reproductive health that would create a federal policy home positioned to address the issue across the administration.In a letter sent Tuesday, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut called on the administration to establish an Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing within the White House's Domestic Policy Council.Citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, "the comprehensive scope of reproductive health care must be an early priority for the Biden administration," the senators wrote, asserting that "securing true reproductive justice is beyond the scope of any one existing executive department."The office "would elevate issues of reproductive justice and ensure a permanent infrastructure to (1)...
    Nearly three dozen Democratic lawmakers have signed on to a letter that asks President Joe Biden to give up his sole authority to launch a nuclear strike.  'Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks,' reads the letter, according to Politico and Fox News, which was written by California Democratic Rep. Jimmy Panetta. 'Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president's judgment.'   One such president, was former President Donald Trump, whose mental state concerned lawmakers especially in the wake of the January 6 insurrection, which happened after weeks of Trump refusing to concede he lost the election to Biden.  Nearly three dozen Democratic lawmakers wrote a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to give up his sole authority to launch a nuclear strike, stemming from concerns lawmakers had about President Donald...
    By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — All the groceries spoiled and the water was out for days. Then Melissa Rogers, a believer in the Texas gospel that government should know its place, woke up to a $6,000 energy bill before the snow and ice even melted. “The roads were awful, but we were running around town trying to get money from every single bank we could possibly think of," said Rogers, 36, whose Fort Worth family of four was left with $80 after the charges drained her accounts and took her husband's paycheck. Now, the emerging response to a winter catastrophe that caused one of the worst power outages in U.S. history is not the usual one in Texas: demands for more regulation. On Thursday, managers of Texas' power grid are expected to receive a lashing in the first public hearings about the crisis at the...
    An employee at a Montgomery County, Maryland, middle school is on administrative leave because of what they were seen doing during an online class earlier this week. The principal of Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg described what happened Monday as a “serious incident.” Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala told WTOP in an email that the behavior was sexual in nature. In a letter to parents, principal Alana Murray said that during an eighth-grade virtual class, a staff member was seen on screen acting inappropriately in a breakout room. Murray’s letter also said that the incident was recorded and posted on social media. She is asking any students who posted the footage to their accounts to remove it: It was brought to our attention that a staff member was seen on screen in a breakout room engaged in inappropriate behavior. This incident was recorded and posted on social...
    Statement from Superintendent Woods “On the evening of February 22, all states received information from the U.S. Department of Education (USED) regarding assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements for the 2020-21 school year (that letter is linked here).   The good news is that USED is inviting states to request a waiver, for the 2020-21 school year, of the accountability and school identification requirements in federal law. This would apply to CCRPI along with the identification of schools for state support (CSI and TSI). As soon as we receive additional information from USED, Georgia will seek all available flexibility from these requirements. Unfortunately, there is disappointing news as well. USED has made it clear they will not waive federal testing requirements for 2020-21. This means Georgia will have to proceed with administering the Georgia Milestones assessment this spring. I completely disagree with this...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced three nominees to fill most of the vacancies on the US Postal Service Board of Governors, fulfilling a promise that the administration would make the board and the agency a priority in the early days of his presidency. The nominees include Ron Stroman, the former deputy postmaster general who resigned under the previous administration; Anton Hajjar, the former general counsel of American Postal Workers Union; and Amber McReynolds, CEO of the National Vote at Home Institute. The nominations come amid public outcry over delayed mail and increased pressure on Biden from Democratic lawmakers and postal service unions to take action to improve the USPS.On Tuesday, the American Postal Workers Union called on Biden to swiftly fill the board's four vacancies. Some Democratic lawmakers have gone further, calling on Biden to remove Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.If confirmed, his nominees will answer calls to diversify the...
    West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging cable, satellite, and streaming companies to reject calls by Democratic lawmakers pushing for the censorship of news outlets, including Newsmax.   “My colleagues and I will not allow collusive anticompetitive activities to run wild, especially when the consequences mean that millions of Americans are deprived of diverse political content they wish to enjoy—content that lies at the heart of political discourse in America,” Morrisey wrote in a letter to 12 cable, satellite and streaming companies questioned by lawmakers on why they had “done nothing” to counter bigotry, disinformation and hate speech being circulated by outlets like OANN, Newsmax and Fox News. “Nearly half of Americans get their news primarily from TV,” Representatives Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney wrote Monday in a series of letters to the CEOs of 12 cable and streaming TV companies. “However, not all TV news sources are the same....
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — All the groceries spoiled and the water was out for days. Then Melissa Rogers, a believer in the Texas gospel that government should know its place, woke up to a $6,000 energy bill before the snow and ice even melted. “The roads were awful, but we were running around town trying to get money from every single bank we could possibly think of,” said Rogers, 36, whose Fort Worth family of four was left with $80 after the charges drained her accounts and took her husband’s paycheck. Now, the emerging response to a winter catastrophe that caused one of the worst power outages in U.S. history is not the usual one in Texas: demands for more regulation. On Thursday, managers of Texas’ power grid are expected to receive a lashing in the first public hearings about the crisis at the state Capitol — where the...
    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's health minister has accused AstraZeneca of failing to stick to its delivery schedule of COVID-19 vaccines to the country and demanded the immediate shipment of at least 52,800 doses that were postponed to March 1. In a sharply worded letter, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov said AstraZeneca's failure to comply with the agreed deliveries was compromising the massive vaccination campaign the Balkan country launched late last week. The health ministry spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the letter, which was published on the website of Bulgaria's NOVA television on Wednesday. Dozens of Bulgarians have rushed to get a shot since Saturday, improving the country's record of inoculations, which was the worst in the European Union, but also quickly depleting the supplies of AstraZeneca doses. AstraZeneca has told the EU it would cut vaccine deliveries to the 27-member bloc by 60% in the first quarter due to production problems....
    Republican members of a House of Representatives committee want to subpoena Gov. Andrew Cuomo to testify about the true number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths in New York last year, saying they “owe it to the thousands of families” who lost loved ones because of the governor’s “alleged recklessness,” according to a report. R​ep.​ James Comer (R-Ky.) ​the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, and other GOP members of the panel sent a letter to ​chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney to compel Cuomo to appear, demanding to “hear the truth, under oath, directly from Governor Cuomo​,” Fox News reported Wednesday, citing a copy of the missive. ​Claiming that the governor’s administration “engaged in a cover-up effecting those most vulnerable to COVID-19,” ​they want Maloney to “immediately notice a full committee hearing with Governor Cuomo as the sole witness.” “Additionally, we formally request a thorough investigation by the Oversight Committee,” ​the letter said. “We...
    More On: andrew cuomo Ron Kim intensifies push for Cuomo to be impeached: ‘Do the right thing’ All in: Poll shows major support for NY casino expansion amid pandemic Congresswoman demands that ‘criminal sexual predator’ Cuomo resign House GOP slams Biden’s $1.9T COVID-19 bill: ‘Too corrupt and too liberal’ Republican members of a House of Representatives committee want to subpoena Gov. Andrew Cuomo to testify about the true number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths in New York last year, saying they “owe it to the thousands of families” who lost loved ones because of the governor’s “alleged recklessness,” according to a report. R​ep.​ James Comer (R-Ky.) ​the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, and other GOP members of the panel sent a letter to ​chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney to compel Cuomo to appear, demanding to “hear the truth, under oath, directly from Governor Cuomo​,” Fox News reported Wednesday, citing a copy...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that new requests by Yemen’s Houthi rebels will further delay U.N. experts from examining an oil tanker moored off the war-torn country’s coast loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil that is at risk of leaking. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the additional requests focus on “logistics and security arrangements,” and “it’s now difficult to say exactly when the mission could be deployed.” The U.N. warned last year that the tanker, the FSO Safer, hasn’t been maintained for more than five years. Experts fear it could explode or leak, causing huge environmental damage to marine life and affect shipping in the Red Sea. The Houthis accepted the scope of work for the technical mission in November, and at that time Dujarric said the U.N. thought the expert team could get to the tanker by early March. But in...
    Republican Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise submitted an FBI report detailing the motives of the man who shot him and other Republicans into the congressional record at a Feb. 24 House hearing on violent disinformation. “I want to take you back to June 14, 2017, the day that a gunman walked onto a baseball field and shot at over a dozen members of Congress, including myself… The gunman was motivated by hyper-charged rhetoric that he was hearing from the left,” Scalise said. Scalise’s testimony begins about 19 minutes into the Energy and Commerce Committee’s hearing Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media. Scalise then moved to introduce into the congressional record an FBI report that analyzed the motivations of the baseball shooter James Hodgkinson and included some of his writings. Hodgkinson, a 2016 Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer, was also an avid Rachel Maddow and MSNBC...
    New York : Lindsey boylan, former adviser to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and current candidate for Manhattan Borough President, revealed new details about the alleged sexual harassment suffered during the four years that he worked for the state president, and whate Cuomo has denied. Boylan, who came to hold the position of deputy secretary of the Economic Development Department before leaving the Governor’s office In 2018, she claimed last December that the politician had “sexually harassed her for years.” “Many saw it, and stared,” he said then. “I never knew what to expect: would he question me about my work (which was very good) or would he harass me by talking about my appearance? Or would it be both in the same conversation? It was like that for years, ”he added. On that occasion, last December, when Boylan used Twitter to launch his first accusations, Cuomo assured: “the tweets are...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — A 42-year-old Frederick man was found guilty of voter intimidation Wednesday for leaving a letter in a mailbox that threatened then-presidential and vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and their supporters, the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office said. Judge Eric William Schaffer also found James Dale Reed not guilty of a county of making a threat of mass violence in the incident and sentenced him to two years behind bars with all but time served suspended. He will also spend three years on supervised probation. READ MORE: Baltimore City Schools To Offer Weekly COVID-19 Testing For Students, Staff Reed had been accused of leaving a letter in the mailbox of a home on Kline Avenue in Frederick in October. The letter read in part: “This is a warning to anyone reading this letter if you are a Biden/Harris supporter you will be targeted. We...