Scientists: Climate Change To Blame For Extreme Weather This Year

By Matthew Green LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The planet is showing signs it’s in peril. In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.S. West, torrential rains in Africa, weirdly warm temperatures on the surface of tropical oceans, and record heat waves from California to the Siberian Arctic. This spate of wild weather is consistent with climate change, scientists say, and the world can expect even more extreme weather and higher risks from natural disasters as …

I Look White To Many. I’m Black. This Is What White People Say To Me.

I am a Black woman who for most of my life has often been mistaken for white. And I’m here to tell you that for four decades white people have openly, even sometimes proudly, expressed their racism to me, usually with a wink and a smile, all while thinking I’m white too.  The incidents pile up, year after year — at a friend’s wedding, when I met a new roommate, at the grocery store, while riding in a taxi, and …

DOJ Jumps In To Help Trump In Lawsuit Filed By Rape Accuser

Attorney General William Barr is once again going to bat for President Donald Trump, taking the unusual step of seeking to substitute the U.S. government for Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by a woman who claimed he raped her in the 1990s.  In a motion filed in New York state court on Tuesday, the Justice Department — citing a 1988 law known as the Westfall Act — said Trump had been “acting within the …

Gutfeld on Biden blaming Trump for violence

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s new campaign ad features the violent chaos of Democrat-led cities. Surprise: President Trump is to blame. The Biden ad says: “This is our chance to put the darkness of the past four years behind us. To end the anger, the insults, the division, the violence, and start fresh in America.” Wait? There’s violence? Who knew? I guess now that it’s in a campaign ad you’ll finally see it on CNN and MSNBC. BIDEN CONDEMNS ANTIFA, …

Boston Pub Struggles To Stay In Business As Other Establishments Stay Closed

Opening day brings a small bump in business to Cornwall’s, mostly from neighborhood regulars. But the initial rush would fizzle out soon after, leaving the family-owned pub just barely covering its costs. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption toggle caption Tovia Smith/NPR Few people have been looking forward to colleges reopening – and staying open — this fall, as much as the adults who run Cornwall’s Tavern in Boston’s Kenmore Square. A go-to for students and faculty at Boston University, the family-owned …

How to Fix New York’s $5 Billion Budget Crisis

Opinion|How to Fix New York’s $5 Billion Budget Crisis Before he borrows, Mayor de Blasio needs to make significant cuts to avoid greater pain later. By The Editorial Board The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. Sept. 7, 2020 Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by John Minchillo/Associated Press New York is facing the nightmare scenario that its political …

Election Updates: Biden Condemns Trump for Reported Remarks on Soldiers

Speaking from the Pennsylvania A.F.L.-C.I.O. headquarters in Harrisburg, Joseph R. Biden Jr. told union members he would be “the strongest labor president you have ever had” and gave a blistering condemnation of President Trump, calling him “downright un-American” for reportedly describing fallen service members as “losers” and “suckers.” Mr. Biden also accused the president of prioritizing the stock market over economic issues, like jobs and union rights, that directly affected working-class people — and even, he said, over Americans’ lives …

Fox News Grills Mnuchin About Hypocrisy Of Trump’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Call To Ax Reporter

“Fox News Sunday” challenged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about the hypocrisy of President Donald Trump’s demand that the network fire a reporter after Trump harshly attacked a so-called “cancel culture” that aims to silence targeted voices. Mnuchin claimed to know nothing about the issue and said he’s been too busy grappling with the economy. Trump on Saturday called on Fox to fire national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin after she confirmed much of the bombshell Atlantic story Friday that the president referred to fallen military …

Thomas Rhett reveals ‘humbling experience’ that led to him, wife Lauren Akins to seek ‘therapy’

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins may seem to have a fairytale romance, but that wasn’t always the case. During a recent appearance on “The Bobby Bones Show,” the 30-year-old country star revealed that he and Akins, also 30, once relied on “therapy” to keep their relationship on track. Rhett and Akins, who have known each other for a majority of their lives, are parents to Willa Grey, 4, Ada James, 3, and Lennon Love, 6 months. During the process of …

Tunisia’s Youth Still Struggle A Decade After The Uprising

Residents of Jelma, Tunisia are seen near the town’s abandoned train station on February 29. Jelma is located about 21 miles from Sidi Bouzeid, where in 2011 Mohamed Bouazizi died after setting himself on fire. His death kicked off popular youth-led protests and ultimately, the Arab Spring.   Note: This piece contains a disturbing description of self-immolation. In the middle of Jelma, a town of roughly 6,000 in Tunisia’s interior, a light wind picks up dust on a colonial-era built …

‘A Journey That We Have To Join Together’: 2 Dutch Women Confront Slavery’s Legacy

Peggy Bouva (center) and Maartje Duin (right) with Bouva’s cousin Jessica Bouva (left) at the Museum van Loon in Amsterdam. Duin and Bouva spent two years researching their shared family history, which delved into the Dutch slave trade. They teamed up to produce a popular podcast exploring the colonial legacy of racism in the Netherlands.   Peggy Bouva was at home in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam a couple of years ago when she got a call that fascinated …

American Voter: Margaret Colburn

Margaret Colburn Margaret Colburn, American voter [Al Jazeera] Age: 54 Occupation: Teacher Residence: Jefferson County, Alabama  Voted in 2016 for: Hillary Clinton Will vote in 2020 for: Joe Biden Top election issue: Equality and inclusiveness Will you vote? Why or why not? “I have always voted, even though sometimes I question whether my vote counts, because I live in Alabama and we have the Electoral College.” “I had been a Republican my entire life … It was really pre-2016, I …

Bradley Cooper calls awards season ‘meaningless,’ ‘devoid of artistic creation’ after years of Oscar snubs

Bradley Cooper seems to have a deep disdain for awards season. The “A Star is Born” actor has received a Grammy, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, and more, but not the highly coveted Academy Award. The 45-year-old actor has been nominated for eight Oscars and received zero wins. BRADLEY COOPER OPENS UP ABOUT CARETAKER ROLE FOR HIS MOTHER DURING QUARANTINE In a conversation with Anthony Ramos for Interview Magazine, who appeared in “A Star is Born,” Cooper discussed his …

Facebook accused of pulling post about Kenosha gunman after declaring shooting ‘mass murder’

Facebook has been accused of removing a commentator’s post about Kyle Rittenhouse, the gunman in last week’s deadly shooting in Kenosha, Wis., after the social media giant labeled the incident a “mass murder.” In a Twitter thread on Tuesday, media analyst Mark Dice claimed that Facebook had removed a video that purportedly shows Rittenhouse offering to help a wounded protester. Images posted by Dice purportedly showed Facebook notifying him that it doesn’t allow “symbols, praise or support of dangerous individuals or organizations.” Actions considered “dangerous” by Facebook included “terrorist activity,” …

Biden reveals he’s been tested for coronavirus

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden acknowledged on Friday that he’s been tested for coronavirus. “I have been tested once with a deep test and I’m going to continue to be testing on a regular basis,” Biden told reporters at a campaign event in his home state of Delaware. For most of the summer, the former vice president’s campaign staff sidestepped questions over whether the 77-year-old Biden was being tested for COVID-19. After the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation in March, …

Another Holiday Weekend, Another Coronavirus Surge? Keep An Eye on Tourist Hot Spots

People roamed the beach in Ocean City, N.J, at the start of August. As Labor Day weekend arrives, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Americans should remain vigilant to avoid another surge in coronavirus infection rates. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images People roamed the beach in Ocean City, N.J, at the start of August. As Labor Day weekend arrives, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director …

‘Bad Optics’ Or Something More? Moderna Executives’ Stock Sales Raise Concerns

Moderna, based in Cambridge, Mass., has reached phase three trials for its coronavirus vaccine. At the same time, its executives have sold tens of millions of dollars worth of stock, which has led to intense criticism of the company. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Moderna, based in Cambridge, Mass., has reached phase three trials for its coronavirus vaccine. At the same time, its executives have sold tens of millions of dollars worth of stock, which …

7 Officers Suspended as a Black Man’s Suffocation Roils Rochester

The man, Daniel Prude, who was having a psychotic episode, died in March after police officers placed a mesh hood over his head. Video transcript transcript ‘They Killed a Son’: Family of Black Man Who Was Suffocated Speaks Out Seven police officers were suspended and there were protests in Rochester, N.Y., over the death of Daniel Prude, who suffocated after officers put a hood over his head during a mental health call in March. Which side are you on, my …

‘Signs of life’ under Beirut rubble one month since explosion

Beirut, Lebanon – A Chilean rescue team said it detected signs of life underneath the rubble of a building that collapsed in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut one month ago. A member of the TOPOS CHILE rescue team told Al Jazeera that, using a scanning machine, it discovered signs of a pulse and breathing near the ground floor of the collapsed building. He said it most likely belonged to a child, adding that the team also found the …

Trump Invites All To Remove Their Masks, Interrupts Black Attendees At Kenosha Roundtable

At a Tuesday roundtable with local officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump invited all present to remove their face masks and repeatedly answered questions that reporters asked of the only Black attendees.   “If you feel more comfortable, if you’ll say a couple of words, you might want to take the masks off, otherwise you can leave them on,” the president said at the start of the event. “Either way you want.” Trump then pointed to one of the members …