Politics

Congrats, AOC! You Just Killed 25,000 Jobs for Urban Dems

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Congresswoman AOC, the thought leader of the Democratic party, was the loudest and feistiest political opponent when Amazon announced it would build (half of) its second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, promising to create 25,000 jobs and generate some $27.5 billion in tax revenue over the next 25 years. Read […]

Business

Don’t tie your career and savings to the same industry: Here’s why

By Dhirendra Kumar When asked what the most important concept in investment is, many–if not most— investors would point to diversification. Diversifying your investments is very important indeed. However, there’s another kind of diversification that’s actually more important—the diversification of your life. In these uncertain times, many people may find their careers stagnating or shaky. […]

US News

Jussie Smollett “attack”: Chicago police want to interview him again amid reports he paid accomplices to stage the assault

Chicago police said Sunday they’re still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the “Empire” actor. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said […]

Entertainment

Wait, Is Cardi B Pregnant Again?!?!

Cardi B is back doing what she does best — creating a buzz, even when you’d think there’s nothing to buzz about!! The Bodak Yellow rapper tweeted something very eye-opening late on Saturday night, and when her fans began to think about what it might mean for a future tour of hers… they reacted VERY strongly! […]

World News

Britain’s Labour Party splits over Brexit and anti-Semitism

Britain’s Labour Party MP Chuka Umunna arrives at a news conference in London, Britain, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Seven lawmakers split from Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Monday, saying that the party leadership’s failures over Brexit, anti-Semitism and a culture of bullying in the party had left them no choice. The […]

Politics

Obama Quietly Gives Advice to 2020 Democrats, but No Endorsement

A secret meeting of former President Barack Obama’s financial backers convened in Washington early this month: Organized by David Jacobson and John Phillips, Mr. Obama’s former ambassadors to Canada and Italy, the group interviewed an array of 2020 presidential candidates and debated whether to throw their wealth behind one or two of them. Mr. Obama […]

Entertainment

Is Emily Blunt Performing at the Oscars?

The Academy has found a voice for its Mary Poppins Returns performance at the Oscars on Feb. 24, but, no, it’s not Emily Blunt. Instead, the ever-iconic Bette Midler will sing “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” accompanied by the film’s lyricist and composer Marc Shaiman. “So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be […]

Business

Data privacy bill unites Charles Koch and Big Tech

Organisations run by Charles Koch have begun to lobby US politicians on data privacy, as the American billionaire and conservative donor deepens his unlikely alliance with Silicon Valley, and Google in particular. Koch-affiliated organisations, including the Charles Koch Institute and Americans for Prosperity, have identified privacy as one of their top political priorities for the […]

Business

For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

BEIJING — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. It is one of several provinces considering such measures. Along with barring app-based homework assignments, […]

World News

‘Honeypot of juicy political gossip hoovered up’ in Australia cyber attack | World News

A “sophisticated state actor” has carried out a cyber attack on the Australian parliament’s computing network – just a month before an election. The country’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, described the attack as a “malicious intrusion” which also affected the network used by major political parties. Although there is no evidence that data was accessed […]

US News

Woman raped after getting off the bus in Queens

A woman who had just gotten off a bus in Queens was raped by a man who followed her, asked for directions and then pushed her up against a vehicle, police said Sunday. The 20-year-old woman had exited the bus at 54th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside at about 10:40 p.m. Friday when the […]

World News

China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

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Entertainment

Wows In Black Dress – Hollywood Life

Carrie Underwood was a vision when she hit the stage during the ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’ on Feb. 17. The country singer hit the stage to perform a gospel medley and looked gorgeous in a black mini dress that showed off her toned legs. Carrie Underwood, 35, honored the King of Rock during NBC’s Elvis All-Star […]