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Wall Street ended sharply higher after a volatile session Friday, with the Nasdaq rebounding at the end of a week that saw it extend losses to about 10 percent from its previous record high. All three main indexes bounced back from losses earlier in the day, with investors in recent... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
The president of the nation’s most powerful teacher’s union claimed Thursday that her union has been “trying to reopen schools” so children can resume in-person classes since April of 2020, when pandemic lockdowns were in full force. “Sorry, you know I get very angry about this. My union has been trying... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
I made Gov. Cuomo angry last summer, and I now understand that I acted in a way that made him feel uncomfortable. But I want the governor to understand that my slight was unintentional, and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it and frankly, I’m... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
An 85-year-old cold case involving a missing man is the subject of the new Paramount+ docuseries “For Heaven’s Sake.” The eight-episode arc follows creators and stars Mike Mildon and Jackson Rowe as they probe at the 1934 disappearance of Mike’s great-great-uncle, Harold Heaven.  “It really was just a campfire story... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors said Friday that Broncos star linebacker Von Miller won’t face criminal charges following an investigation by police in a Denver suburb. In a statement, the District Attorney’s Office of the 18th Judicial District said it decided not to file charges after reviewing the findings of a... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman accused of trying to abandon her 6-year-old son at a park, dragging him as she drove away and later dumping his body in the Ohio River was indicted Friday on charges including murder and corpse abuse. The 16 counts against Brittany Gosney, of... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
A man was crushed by an elevator in a Brooklyn apartment building Friday afternoon, cops said. The fatal accident happened just after 1:15 p.m. in a Prospect Park building on Parkside Avenue near Flatbush Avenue, according to police. It was unclear how the man, 64, became trapped under the elevator,... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
MIAMI (AP) - Three Venezuelan men pleaded guilty to helping organize an ill-conceived invasion last year to remove President Nicolás Maduro. In Friday’s hearing before a Colombian court, the men acknowledged their role alongside Jordan Goudreau, a former American Green Beret and Iraq war veteran, in organizing a rag tag... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia environmental authorities said Friday that they are investigating the cause of highly acidic water flowing from a former mine complex to waterways in northern Preston County. Sediment and discharge 10 times as acidic as normal concentrations are entering the Muddy Creek and Cheat River,... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
The internet is going wild for this modern-day Monica Geller, who rents a two-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side in New York City for only $1,300 a month — a crazy deal in a city where three-bedrooms are typically more than twice that price. How did this TikTok user... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An ongoing investigation by Virginia’s state government watchdog agency has turned up more problems at the Virginia Parole Board, according to draft report summaries obtained by The Associated Press. The Office of the State Inspector General has been investigating the parole board for nearly a year,... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
An Army garrison in central Virginia could be used to house unaccompanied migrant children amid a dramatic increase in migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico threatens to overwhelm shelter space there. Chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed Friday that officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston area man accused of throwing a desk drawer and other items at officers and smashing a window during the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol has been arrested, federal authorities announced Friday. Shane Jenkins was arrested Friday morning at his home, according to the... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
A federal watchdog agency has found that Vermont’s Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital failed to properly investigate allegations from several employees about bullying and other abuses by another doctor. In a letter to President Joe Biden Thursday, the Office of Special Counsel’s Henry Kerner acknowledged that the VA was unable... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
West Virginia's governor on Friday announced he is allowing bars, restaurants, and small businesses to reopen fully by eliminating capacity restrictions. Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, signed an order increasing the capacity limit for the stores to 100 percent, up from 75 percent. The order contains caveats. Restaurants can only... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
SEATTLE (AP) - Prosecutors in Washington state have charged a Seattle man, who posted bail in May on unrelated robbery and hit-and-run charges, after he was accused of shooting a man in the head because he claimed the man cut him off in traffic. He now faces multiple charges in... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
The Axios political reporter whose relationship with a Biden aide made headlines after he threatened a reporter looking to expose the affair has been tapped to be the next editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. Conde Nast says it has hired Alexi McCammond, 27, to be the next editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue,... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Police fired tear gas in Senegal’s capital to disperse protesting supporters of the country’s main opposition leader, who appeared in court for the first time on Friday since his detention two days ago sparked days of violent demonstrations in which at least four died. This week’s... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
Mark Pavelich, a member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team, was found dead in a treatment facility in central Minnesota. The 63-year-old died at Eagle’s Healing Nest, where he was receiving mental health treatment, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune. Pavelich was under civil commitment for... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s hotly-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey could deal a major blow to the British monarchy — far worse than Prince Andrew’s disastrous sit-down amid the Jeffrey Epstein saga, royal experts say. Author Pauline Maclaran said she believes that Prince Andrew’s infamous interview about his friendship with the... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-05