The Biden administration notified Congress this week that it will send millions of dollars in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians aimed at promoting peace with Israel even as violence between the two sides rages. As the conflict intensifies despite U.S. calls for restraint, the administration notified Congress on Thursday that it will provide $10 million to Palestinian groups in the West Bank and Gaza to support exchange and reconciliation projects with Israelis. The State Department said Friday that the money is part of more than $100 million that the administration allocated to the Palestinians earlier this year, reversing a near total cutoff in support under former President Donald Trump.
Keith Bliss, Capital2Market President joins the Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre on today's 'Getting Technical- VIX 'fear index' signaling traders to buy the dip.
Yahoo Finance’s Brooke DiPalma breaks down how fast food giants, companies and states are offering incentives to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Sirens wail, radio broadcasts are interrupted, cellphones beep with Red Alerts every few seconds, and warning messages flash up on TV. This has become the routine across large areas of central and southern Israel, from small towns bordering Gaza to metropolitan Tel Aviv and southern Beersheva. More than 2,000 rockets have been launched by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups into Israel this week alone, amid the most serious fighting between Israel and Gaza militants since 2014.
To mask or not to mask?
On Election Day last year, state Rep. Jon Echols was mortified to see a 3 1/2-hour line to vote in his district, which stretches from the edge of Oklahoma City's urban core into suburban neighborhoods that give way to wide stretches of rural land. A nation like the U.S. — with “real, free and fair elections,” Echols said — shouldn't make people wait so long to participate in democracy. “We should all be humiliated that we had that," Echols said.
Pandemic-fatigued Americans planning their post-vaccine trips could encounter rental car shortages if visiting certain summer hotspots, a new analysis found.
Comedies “The Goldbergs,” “The Conners,” and “Home Economics” and dramas “The Rookie” and “A Million Little Things” have all been renewed at ABC. “The Goldbergs” has been renewed for Season 9. The series stars Jeff Garlin, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Sam Lerner and Patton Oswalt (as the narrator). Fellow star George […]
Missouri is set to become the last state to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on residents' purchases after the GOP House gave its approval Friday. House members voted 145-6 to send an online sales tax bill to fellow Republican Gov. Mike Parson, just hours before lawmakers’ 6 p.m. deadline to pass legislation. Bipartisan proponents have argued that it’s unfair that local Missouri stores have to charge sales taxes while out-of-state online retailers don’t.
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NBC is counting on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to make the reforms necessary to allow the network to resume carrying the Golden Globe Awards. Frances Berwick, NBCUniversal’s chairman of entertainment networks, told reporters Friday that the company believes the Globes will eventually return to NBC’s air. Last week, NBCU took the extraordinary step of […]
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In decades past, the networks’ sports departments were usually given just a sliver of the overall time in any upfront presentation. In 2021, Fox Sports is stepping out on its own. The Fox Corp. unit on Friday put on a separate presentation to advertisers, rather than just having Joe Buck take up a few seconds […]
Elliot Stabler’s return to New York paid off: “Law & Order: Organized Crime” has been picked up by NBC for a second season. In addition, Dick Wolf fans will be treated to a triple-header on Thursdays after Wednesday night’s “Chicago” lineup — newcomer to the franchise “Law & Order: For the Defense” kicks off at […]
NBC unveiled a 2021-2022 fall season lineup that will feature a stack of “Law & Order” series on Thursdays — giving producer Dick Wolf two full nights of shows on the schedule — as the network courts audiences with dependable procedurals and nary a comedy until mid-season. Thursday nights this fall mark a real turn […]
Yahoo Finance’s Stephanie Asymkos breaks down the latest on car rental shortages.
A national terrorism alert issued Friday warns that violent extremists may take advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions to conduct attacks. “Violent extremists may seek to exploit the easing of COVID-19-related restrictions across the United States to conduct attacks against a broader range of targets after previous public capacity limits reduced opportunities for lethal attacks,” the bulletin said. Without naming any specific potential targets, it notes that historically extremists motivated by racial and ethnic hatred have targeted religious institutions and crowded businesses or gatherings.
"The two sides discussed the on-going situation of the country and emphasised speeding up the peace talks in Doha," the negotiating team representing the Afghan government said on Twitter. The spokesman for the Taliban's political office, Mohammad Naeem, posted a similar message on Twitter, and added that both sides agreed to continue talks after the Eid holidays. The Taliban refused to attend a Washington-backed conference in Istanbul last month that was being held in a bid to speed up peace talks.
It’s a truism that coming of age as a young queer person is a challenge in part because one’s own cultural heritage is not, in the mainstream, commonly taught. The AIDS epidemic wiped out so much life, so much culture, and so many potential guides; before that, the private lives of queer people looked unintelligible […]
Canada on Friday said there would be a gradual return to a world with indoor sports and family gatherings as more people get vaccinated, but it did not go as far as the United States in telling people they could eventually ditch their masks. Canada has administered one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to just over half its adult population, and the country may be over the worst of its current third wave of infections, Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said. On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, guidance the agency said will allow life to begin to return to normal.