Monthly Archives: February 2021

Pregnant Meghan Markle Wore a $30 Dress During FaceTime Call with Prince Harry and James Corden

While Harry and the television host took a bus tour around Los Angeles in a segment that aired Thursday on The Late, Late Show with James Corden, the pair FaceTimed Meghan after making a stop at the original home used in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Although her dress was barely visible, during her brief cameo Meghan, who is […]

Replacing Malik Beasley will be a team effort for Minnesota Timberwolves

Even with two days off, there hasn’t been much time for new Timberwolves coach Chris Finch to let things soak in. Too much to do. Finch, who got his job Monday, spent much of Thursday meeting each player one-on-one. This coming on the heels of jumping into the mix in Milwaukee and coaching the team […]

Iowa City Jewish community celebrates Purim in Costco parking lot

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) – The Jewish holiday of Purim requires those celebrating to hear the Megillah or Scroll of Esther live. With the pandemic, the Rabbi of Lubavitch of Iowa City had to get creative with how to host the holiday. Rabbi Avrohom Blesofsky thought of holding a Purim gathering in the Costo parking lot while on a […]

Rand Paul criticized for trans ‘gender mutilation’ remarks in Rachel Levine hearing

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., compared gender-affirming surgery to “genital mutilation” during confirmation hearings Thursday for Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of health. If approved, Levine will become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Paul, a former ophthalmologist, was questioning Levine about transition-related care […]

Government officials unlikely to offer deeper explanation of what went wrong

One day after the crash of the U.S. Federal Reserve bank’s electronic payment system — which left banks, businesses and government institutions unable to send and receive funds — officials were sluggish to explain what exactly caused the mishap.Raphael Bostic, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, said Thursday the outage, which lasted […]

India vs England: England go from dust to dust in two days against India

On a crumbling and dusty pitch in the day-night Test, where the pink orb looked like it had transformed into a magical object with a life of its own, anything looked possible. And it was.Crazy. Nuts. Bizarre. Freakish. Kooky. Wacky. You could pick any these words to describe what unfolded here on Thursday, and you […]

‘System is broken’: Black community expresses anger, fatigue after officers cleared in Daniel Prude’s death

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – After news that a grand jury announced no criminal charges would be brought against the Rochester officers whose restraint of Daniel Prude may have caused his death, members of the city’s Black community expressed grief, anger and fatigue, along with a determination to set a new path forward. As they did throughout fall 2020, people in Rochester took to […]

Memorials, Lawsuit Mark Death Anniversary Of Ahmaud Arbery

Family and friends walked in procession through the coastal subdivision where armed men chased and shot him in the street. Others joined his mother for a vigil at the rural church where he’s buried. Lawmakers paused to remember him at the Georgia state Capitol, and President Joe Biden offered thoughts on the slaying one year […]

Garland supporters offer up a wish list for him to tackle when he’s confirmed

Supporters for Judge Merrick Garland’s confirmation to become the next attorney general on Tuesday provided several anecdotes about the nominee and a wish list of items for the Justice Department to tackle. Wade Henderson, the interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights fully supports Garland “and without reservation … however this […]

Popular Interactive Math Game Prodigy Is Target of Complaint to Federal Trade Commission

Prodigy, a popular virtual, interactive math game that is used for free by millions of students, is “aggressively” marketing its premium products to children, argues a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood and 21 other education and consumer protection organizations. The company vehemently disputes that allegation, citing its […]