Gryffin, a 4-week-old puppy, meets a huge Bernese Mountain Dog named Eiger!
Gryffin, a 4-week-old puppy, meets a huge Bernese Mountain Dog named Eiger!
National and state Democratic officials have reached a joint fundraising deal to increase aid to state parties, with an extra boost for those in Republican-dominated states. The agreement, which follows weeks of negotiations, is intended to allow the party’s wealthiest backers to contribute up to $875,000 annually to a combined fund that, under federal campaign finance rules, can be distributed to party accounts around the country. Top party leaders confirmed the arrangement to The Associated Press ahead of a planned call later Wednesday between the Democratic National Committee and state party leaders.
Michael Chandler spent many years on the outside looking in, the face of a promotion but still largely invisible to the burgeoning group of MMA fans who followed the UFC but nothing else.
Inflation fears are dogging Wall Street at a time when the U.S. rebound is picking up speed.
The Walt Disney Company is in the throes of a major leadership shift, with newly minted CEO Bob Chapek asserting more authority as the longtime leader he replaced, Bob Iger, prepares to surrender his executive chairman role for emeritus status at year-end. The two men’s once-warm relationship has grown strained, according to four insiders. This […]
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The runoff race for Anchorage mayor remains too close to call, with the two candidates separated by only about 100 votes and thousands of ballots still uncounted. Preliminary election results posted Tuesday night showed Forrest Dunbar leading opponent Dave Bronson by a slim margin, garnering 50.08% of the votes tallied so far. The election is on track for a record number of votes cast, with more than 72,000 ballots counted and at least 6,600 left as of Tuesday morning. An unknown amount of ballots cast in person on Tuesday, left in secure ballot boxes throughout the city or postmarked by election day continue to arrive. As more ballots arrive, it’s likely that turnout will eclipse the city’s last record in the 2018 race for mayor, which saw 79,295 ballots cast. While technically nonpartisan, the mayoral race has been heated, fomenting partisan divisions among residents who disagree over how the city should move forward. The two candidates take starkly contrasting approaches to issues like the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the homelessness crisis and the city’s economy. Bronson has criticized Anchorage's public health measures and restrictions on businesses and targeted Dunbar over the city's handling of homelessness. Meanwhile, Dunbar has largely supported the city's pandemic policies, saying that without them, more people would have died to COVID-19. If the race remains neck-and-neck, there will be an automatic recount. Municipal code requires a recount be conducted when a candidate wins by less than 0.5%. The candidates are currently separated by just 0.16%. The Associated Press
Ohio's solicitor general on Wednesday urged a panel of appellate judges to hold the U.S. Census Bureau's feet to the fire by issuing an order that would require the statistical agency to release data used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts by mid-August. Solicitor General Benjamin Flowers told three federal judges on an appellate court in Cincinnati that an order was needed, given past deadlines the Census Bureau has blown in releasing data from the 2020 census. The bureau has cited the pandemic and anomalies that needed fixing as reasons for its deadline delays. “It's good they are planning to get it by August 16, but as we have seen over the past year, sometimes their plans don't come to fruition, and so a court order requiring that it be done by then is what we are ultimately looking for," Flowers said during a virtual court hearing. But an attorney representing the Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau, said an order wasn't necessary. A better idea would be to send the case back to a lower court where the Census Bureau could provide regular status updates on its progress toward meeting the Aug. 16 goal of releasing the redistricting data, Department of Justice attorney Mark Stern said. “The Census Bureau obviously understands the importance of getting this to the states, and it's working to do that," Stern said. Referring to Ohio, Stern said, “Our views are starting to look very similar in that we both want to get that gold standard to Ohio and other states." Ohio sued the Commerce Secretary earlier this year after the Census Bureau said it would be unable to meet a legal deadline to release the redistricting data to the states by March 31 because of delays caused by the pandemic. The bureau said the data would be available in an older format in August and in a more user-friendly format by the end of September. A federal judge dismissed Ohio's case and the state appealed, saying the delay threatened its ability to meet redistricting deadlines approved by voters and set in its state constitution. Ohio’s constitution requires, for the first time, an independent commission to finish redrawing legislative districts by Sept. 1. It sets a Sept. 30 deadline for the state’s General Assembly to complete a new map of congressional districts. “We didn’t bring this lawsuit to try to bully the Census. We brought this lawsuit because we really need the data for the redistricting process to go smoothly," Flowers told the judges Wednesday. The redistricting data includes counts of population by race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing occupancy status at geographic levels as small as neighborhoods. The data are used for drawing voting districts for Congress and state legislatures. Unlike past decades when the data were released to states on a flow basis, the 2020 redistricting data will be made available to the states all at once, according to the Census Bureau. A similar lawsuit was filed by the state of Alabama, with the added twist that the Cotton State's case also challenges the Census Bureau's use of a statistical method to protect people's privacy, claiming it will result in inaccurate numbers. Oral arguments were made last week in Alabama, and a panel of three federal judges could rule at any time. The Ohio appellate judges did not say when they would rule. Last month, the Census Bureau released the first data from the 2020 census — state population counts used to determine how any congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets. The once-a-decade count of every U.S. resident also helps determine $1.5 trillion in federal spending each year. ___ Follow Mike Schneider on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MikeSchneiderAP. Mike Schneider, The Associated Press
For 90 minutes, President Biden met Wednesday in the Oval Office with the "Big 4" legislative leaders from both chambers of Congress.
President Biden faces growing pressure to help stem the violence as Israeli airstrikes killed dozens of Palestinians, Hamas rockets killed Israelis.
The Al-Jawhara Tower in Gaza City was destroyed after Israeli airstrikes hit the 10-story building in the early morning hours of May 12, the Palestinian Quds News Network reported.The Israel Defense Forces released aerial footage of the airstrike in the early morning hours of May 12 saying, “IDF fighter jets recently attacked a building used by the Hamas terrorist organization in the Ramal neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip.”This video, filmed as a Facebook live by Gaza-based journalist Mohammed Abo Oun, shows the remains of the Al-Jawhara building. In one moment, a man is seen throwing rubble down from inside the building.According to local news reports, the Al-Jawhara tower included many prominent Palestinian media outlets and a few residential apartments. The building was also hit by airstrikes in 2014, as reported by the Committee to Protect Journalists.While no fatalities were officially reported at the site of the strike, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that 56 Palestinians had been killed by ongoing Israeli airstrikes, including 14 children, and 335 people were wounded.As of Wednesday Israeli media reported that six people had died in Israel from recent rocket attacks. Credit: Mohammed Abo Oun via Storyful
RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), a leader in AI-powered digital media software and solutions, today announced its financial results* for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
Christie Campus Health is proud to participate in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, to be held on Thursday, May 20 in partnership with more than 800 leading brands, nonprofits, government agencies and cultural leaders, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Active Minds, Inc., and the Jed Foundation (JED).
GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), ("GrowGen" or the "Company"), the largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers with 53 locations across 12 states, today reported record first quarter 2021 revenues of $90 million, versus $33 million in the same period last year.
Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS), a biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
After weeks of the U.S. reporting around 700 deaths per day, the country is now averaging about 600 deaths a day. Latest COVID-19 news.
Don’t be fooled by the empowerment-sounding title of “Finding You”: The engine of writer-director Brian Baugh’s romantic comedy isn’t driven by the woman herself, but by the men who are continually placed in power positions that directly inform her arc. Where it would have been nice to see the heroine unlocking her own potential, the […]
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Starting June 1, United customers on most flights over two hours will be able to purchase beer, wine and White Claw® Hard Seltzer, making United the first major airline to offer the hard seltzer onboard its aircraft. On June 15, United will introduce a revamped menu of for-purchase snacks and brand-new premium cabin meal options on most flights over 1,500 miles and hub-to-hub flights over 800 miles or more than two hours. Customers will be able to purchase these offerings from the Buy-On-Board menu using United's new mobile wallet technology.
The "Autonomous Trains Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Glenn Fogel and Chief Financial Officer David Goulden will be speaking virtually at the J.P. Morgan's 49th Global Technology, Media, and Communications Conference on May 24, 2021 at 10:15 am ET.