How COVID-19 changed cities — and how it didn’t – POLITICO

The world ground to a halt three years ago when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Amid lockdowns, mask requirements and travel restrictions, city residents were confined to their apartments, the monotony broken up by the occasional grocery run, distanced walks on empty streets, and evening applause for emergency workers.  But as … Read more

Trump Didn’t Get Arrested (Not Yet, At Least). That Was Just AI.

When former President Donald Trump announced in a scathing Truth Social post that he would be arrested on Tuesday, cities prepared for the worst. He did, after all, call on his supporters to “protest, protest, protest” and “Take our nation back.” His looming not-so-guaranteed arrest comes on the heels of a Manhattan district attorney investigation … Read more

FLASHBACK: Treasury Sec. Yellen didn’t ‘believe’ she’d see another financial crisis in her lifetime

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s words may come back to haunt her as a banking crisis looms in America and around the globe. In 2017, Yellen – while chief of the Federal Reserve – made headlines when she said she did not “believe” another financial crisis like the crash and the Great Recession in 2008 would … Read more

Sarah Snook of ‘Succession’ is ‘very sad’ to say goodbye to Shiv Roy, a role she almost didn’t take

CNN  —  It’s hard to imagine anybody else who could fill the shoes of the sharp-tongued Siobhan “Shiv” Roy in HBO’s award-winning drama “Succession” other than actor Sarah Snook. “I read the pilot and went, ‘I want to watch this, but I don’t know if I want to be in it,’” Snook told the LA … Read more

Viola Davis Reveals What She Didn’t Know About Michael Jordan’s Mom Before ‘Air’

Viola Davis, who stars in the Ben Affleck-directed film “Air” on the beginnings of the Air Jordan shoes, has opened up about what she learned of Michael Jordan’s mother Deloris Jordan and her role in protecting “her son’s legacy.” The EGOT-achieving actor’s role in the film comes after MJ asked for Davis to play his … Read more

Lucy Liu Says She ‘Didn’t Have A Plan’ When She Had A Child In Her 40s

Lucy Liu said she “didn’t have a plan” when she decided to welcome a child on her own in her late 40s. The “Charlie’s Angels” star, now 54, told The Cut she just wanted “to change the conversation a little bit” when she had her son, named Rockwell Lloyd, via surrogate in 2015. “I didn’t … Read more

We didn’t forget elderly Azerbaijani man who donated his pension to assist quake-affected people – Turkish FM

Azerbaijani rescuers last to leave earthquake zone - Turkish FM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 16. We have not forgotten the elderly man from Azerbaijan who donated his pension to help the victims of the earthquake in Türkiye, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during his speech at the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Turkic States in Ankara, Trend reports. The … Read more

I Was My Mom’s Caregiver When She Was Terminal. I Was Shocked By What I Didn’t Know About Dying.

The afternoon we found out she had six months to live, Mom and I watched ”Hello Dolly.” My freshman year of high school, the same year Dad left and my older brother Bob joined the Navy, Mom and I had Streisand’s “Broadway Album” in the tape deck as we ran errands or drove to the … Read more

Gov. Whitmer blasted for ‘gaslighting’ residents on COVID-19 restrictions, admitting some didn’t make sense

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., is under fire for admitting that some of her decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic “in retrospect don’t make a lot of sense,” citing her restriction of seed sales during the lockdown. In a sit-down interview, Whitmer recently told CNN’s Chris Wallace that looking back, some of the restrictions implemented on Michigan … Read more