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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)The press conference in Dubai ahead of the World Chess Championship is running 30 minutes late. However, that hasn't quelled the feverish anticipation of the crowd of journalists clambering for a good spot to photograph Magnus Carlsen, the world's best chess player. He will face off against challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi across 14 games for an eye-watering prize fund of $2.24 million. Friday's opening match was drawn.Interest in chess spiked at the beginning of the pandemic, and again in October 2020 after the release of the Netflix series, "The Queen's Gambit." In the first three weeks after its debut, sales of chess sets went up by 87% in the US and sales of books about chess leaped 603%, according to marketing research company NPD Group.Not since the 1970s, when American legend Bobby Fischer burst onto the scene, has the game captured the attention of the world like this. Is chess sexy again? It doesn't matter for Carlsen, as he prepares to defend his title. Magnus Carlsen in Dubai ahead of his World Chess Championship showdown. "The question...
    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Used to the often glacial pace of baseball free agency in recent winters, general managers are treating the threat of a work stoppage next month as not even a speedbump in the sport’s offseason. While other sports launch a free agent frenzy in the first few days of their business seasons, front-line baseball free agents increasingly delay decisions until spring training approaches. A lockout is likely when baseball’s labor contract expires Dec. 1, which would be the sport’s first work stoppage in 26 years. “We’re going about business as usual and remaining optimistic that what we’ve seen over essentially the last three decades will hopefully continue,” Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday on the first full day of Major League Baseball’s first in-person GM meetings in two years. Pretty much the exact same words were repeated by baseball operations executives of other teams, making it sound like a common talking point distributed ahead of their media availability. Until there’s an agreement, teams can’t be sure what luxury tax levels will be in place...
    Greta Thunberg has denounced the climate change summit in Glasgow for being the 'most excluding COP ever' and called the international conference a 'greenwash festival'. The 18-year-old climate change activist, who arrived in Glasgow by train on Sunday, slammed world leaders attending COP26 and said it was instead 'a two week celebration of business as usual'. Her comments come just days after Miss Thunberg criticised world leaders for 'whatever the f*** they are doing in there' during a demonstration at Festival Park in Glasgow.  Taking to Twitter today the Swedish activist wrote: 'COP26 has been named the must excluding COP ever.  Greta Thunberg criticised the climate change summit in Glasgow for being the 'most excluding COP ever'  The 18-year-old climate change activist said it was instead 'a two week celebration of business as usual' in a post on Twitter 'This is no longer a climate conference. This is a Global North greenwash festival. A two week celebration of business as usual and blah blah blah.'     On Monday Miss Thunberg said that heads of government were not doing enough to save the planet from disaster...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – This week marks the second anniversary of the devastating EF-3 tornado that damaged hundreds of Dallas-area homes and businesses. But, though two years have passed, the destruction is still felt by business owners and communities alike. The pizza ovens are finally fired up again for restaurant owner Frank Nuccio. His family’s pies were a Dallas fixture since 1956, until October 20, 2019. READ MORE: Shooting And Crash Has Section Of LBJ Freeway Shut Down In Balch Springs“I have so many customers’ pizzas memorized,” said Nuccio. “If a certain customer calls, I’ve known so many people’s orders since before I was 12 years old. He’ll open the doors to Pizza Gianna – a new name in a new location on the second anniversary of the tornado. “The timing is perfect for us to reopen right now,” he said. Neighbors near the Marsh Lane Plaza, which was also destroyed by the tornado, wish they were seeing the same. The lot has sat vacant for more than a year. READ MORE: Massive Dive Operation To Recover Cars From Fort Worth Lakes...
    Tim McGraw Proposed to Faith Hill ‘a Few Times’ Before She Finally Agreed Top 10 Most Expensive Stocks: What Is the Highest Priced Stock Right Now? The National Women's Soccer League Players Association announced each team will stop play at the sixth minute and players will stand in solidarity at midfield. © Provided by Sports Illustrated © Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Gotham and Spirit players stopped playing six minutes into their Wednesday night matchup and linked arms at midfield as the National Women's Soccer League Players Association released a statement saying, in part, "#NoMoreSilence." "Tonight, we reclaim our place on the field, because we will not let our joy be taken from us," the statement read. "But this is not business as usual." NWSLPA announced each team will stop play at the sixth minute on Wednesday and players will stand in solidarity at midfield "for one minute in honor of the 6 years it took for Mana, Sinead, and all those who fought for too long to be heard." "We call on fans to stand in silence with us....
    President Gaius Saeed’s declaration of a state of emergency and related actions, widely criticized inside and outside Tunisia, do not appear to have prompted the Biden administration to move to an end. The “punishment” logic is preferred and demanded by US lawmakers. Instead, the White House and the State Department exclusively selected diplomatic pressure and sent all kinds of ambassadors to Tunisia, entrusting the Tunisian head of state with the task of putting an end to the effects. 25, i.e. the removal of the head of government, finding his successor, restoring national representation, the suspension of its House of Representatives (ARP), and the dismissal of representatives and the loss of immunity. – Advertising- In all likelihood, this is the maximum that will give the impression that the US executive wants to hear. Furthermore, it maintains its cooperation mechanisms in a number of areas, particularly through its development agencies, USAID and MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation). According to the African intelligence base, the two companies continued to carry out their plans in Tunisia because they had to engage in it, without realizing...
    Share this: This article was originally published on Sep 1 at 9:47am EDT by THE CITY   Before the pandemic, 60,000 people a day came to Hudson Square in Lower Manhattan. Despite the recovery from the COVID shutdown, now only about 15,000 people show up most weekdays.
    A business started by three Los Gatos residents when they were barely teens has reached the big leagues. Twin sisters Madeline and Gabrielle Pollock, 20, and their childhood best friend Kate Lally, 19, founded kit & sis — formerly AG Sisters — in 2013. The company puts on events and sells craft kits centered on young girls’ relationships with their favorite dolls. “Our mission is to empower young girls to express their creativity through crafting and hands-on learning,” Gabrielle said. “We feel like it’s kind of a lost art, especially in an age of growing technology. This takes them away from the screen and engages them in building something they can be proud of.” What began as a localized effort to encourage young girls in the Los Gatos community to develop problem-solving skills and self-confidence has grown into a bona fide business, one of just seven selected as part of the Cal Poly Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program. The 12-week program is at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where Madeline and Gabrielle are entering their third year. Kate attends Stonehill College in...
    (CNN)It wasn't that long ago that six of the English Premier League's biggest teams -- Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham -- sparked outrage for signing up to the proposed European Super League (ESL). The closed shop for the continent's biggest clubs was partly born from the desire to earn a larger slice of football's mammoth pie and to create a more stable income during such uncertain times. Like every business, clubs were impacted by the pandemic last year with games forced behind closed doors. Teams were robbed of their matchday revenues -- the bigger the clubs were in terms of stadium size, the greater that financial hit was. Not that you'd have noticed in recent weeks as clubs prepare for the new Premier League season. Led by Manchester City's eye-watering $138 million deal for English playmaker Jack Grealish, the Premier League has seen bumper prices being paid for some of the best players on the planet ahead of Friday's opener as newly promoted Brentford hosts Arsenal. Read MoreMeanwhile, Chelsea reportedly paid over $130 million for its...
    White House, states to meet over accountability for firearms industry AFT president says union is now ‘looking at vaccine mandates’ © Provided by AMNY A leader of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey claimed Thursday that Governor Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandals are not affecting the agency's work, which includes several pet projects by the governor. "It is business as usual here at the Port Authority," Kevin O'Toole, chairperson of the agency's Board of Commissioners, said at a press conference in response to a reporter's question on Aug. 5. "Port Authority is moving forward we don’t listen to too much of the external politics." The agency in charge of airports, maritime ports, and several bridges and tunnels on both sides of the Hudson still plans to move ahead with several schemes pushed by the embattled governor, most notably the controversial $2.1 billion LaGuardia AirTrain in Queens. At the press gaggle following the PANYNJ's monthly board meeting Thursday, which was marred by technical difficulties making it hard for journalists to ask questions, O'Toole and the Authority's executive director...
    TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (WABC) -- Shark sightings continue off the coast of Long Island Thursday, but authorities say none have been spotted close enough to the shore to garner any concern.Swimming has been halted multiple times at various beaches this week after sharks were seen, including an incident Monday in which a lifeguard may have been bitten.With the threat of storms and the wind already whipping up on Long Beach, most people were staying out of the water anyway, except the surfers.Schools and camps were still full speed ahead with the sharks too far away to shut anything down.ALSO READ | Air, water patrols boosted after 2 days of shark sightings on Long IslandEMBED More News Videos County Executive Laura Curran and police officials say they are boosting the surveillance of the shoreline to help alert beachgoers and swimmers to the presence of sharks. Still, several sharks were picked up in drone footage from ABC News Thursday morning about 3,000 feet off the shores of Long Beach."I don't see anybody being hassled by the sharks," beachgoer Adam Stupak...
    EXPLAINER: How could the indictment hurt Trumps company? Special election to recall California governor set for Sept. 14 © Provided by MarketWatch THE VALUE GAP Load Error The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on how to reduce racial and social inequalities. Change can be tough. But it also is rare that anything big happens without a way to pay for it first — and that’s where Karen Fang, Bank of America’s global head of sustainable finance, steps in. “The bank’s ultimate job is to connect the supply and demand of capital,” Fang said in a recent interview with MarketWatch. That’s not all. She also outlined a brave new future for banks just on the horizon, where finance is a key to a less toxic planet and giving Black and Latino communities a better shot at prosperity.  “I do think in 10 years, 20 years, everything we do is ESG,” said Fang, who grew up near Shanghai and was educated at the University of Tokyo, of the push for better...
    (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Jason Kilar, the current (but allegedly soon-to-be-former) head of WarnerMedia, kicked off Wednesday’s upfront presentation with a video that briefly acknowledged this week’s major news – the merger of WarnerMedia and the Discovery Network – but skipped over the possibility that he may soon be leaving the top post at the company. “Today’s pretaped event follows important news,” Kilar said, referring to the merger, which was first reported by Bloomberg on Sunday. “While there is still so much more to come, and for the moment, it’s still business as usual, we wanted to take a moment and thank you for the continued partnership.” As Bloomberg reported, parent company AT&T is planning to spin off WarnerMedia and merge it with lifestyle channel Discovery Network. The potential $43 billion deal would bring together a wide range of channels, including HBO, CNN, HGTV, Animal Planet, and the Food Network, along with the Warner Bros. movie studio. Kilar also appeared later in the presentation, hyping up WarnerMedia’s diverse slate of programming, growth, and closing by saying he’s “so excited...
    SAY it quietly for now, but it looks like good times might just be here again. I’m not only referring to the fact that we can finally go down to the pub again. * Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 9It looks like good times might just be here again - and ’m not only referring to the fact that we can finally go down to the pub againCredit: Alamy Though that’s no small thing. There are other signs that suggest life might be about to get back to normal. Or even better. The vaccine rollout in the UK has been an unbelievable success, with Britain leading almost every country in the world in vaccinating the public. The number of deaths caused by Covid-19 is the lowest since last year. And as the economy begins to get going again there are green shoots in our country, small for now, but growing. Figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics show that output in our country grew 0.4 per cent in February compared with the month before. 9Hair...
    Major corporations speaking out, and sometimes voting with their pocketbooks, against Georgia’s new election law is the latest example of a growing rift between the Republican Party and its traditional support base in the business community. Big businesses are no longer seen as reliable allies on conservative policy priorities that do not protect their bottom lines, party operatives say. Now, some Republicans are considering policies that will punish corporations ranging from Big Tech to so-called “woke capitalists.” The split was heightened under former President Donald Trump, who supported higher tariffs and trade policies that were heavily opposed by big business. Georgia’s new election law was passed after Trump narrowly lost the state to President Joe Biden. BIDEN FLOATS BIGGEST TAX HIKE SINCE CLINTON, WHO PAID THE PRICE Since then, Republicans have discussed taking a harder line on antitrust laws in a departure from party orthodoxy that dates back to Ronald Reagan. A trio of GOP senators sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission arguing the agency took too light a regulatory approach to Google during the last Democratic...
    North Korea has fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile, Japan's Coast Guard said on Wednesday - its first under the Biden administration, and a move likely to increase tensions after it fired its first cruise missiles at the weekend. The NHK news service reported the Japanese findings on Wednesday. U.N. Security Council resolutions ban North Korea from engaging in any ballistic activities, but not cruise missile tests. Cruise missiles fly at a lower altitude and slower speed than ballistic missiles, making them easier to intercept, but they are still considered more accurate.  It Wednesday's missiles are confirmed to be ballistic, it will mark a significant increase in hostilities.  Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles on Sunday, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises. Sunday's missile tests were confirmed by two senior Biden administration officials.  Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is seen on March 23. His country fired missiles Wednesday They come as North Korea has ignored offers from the new administration to resume negotiations,...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden easily shrugged off a short-range missile launch in the latest act of aggression from North Korea as simple "business as usual." The president said he and his defense officials don't consider North Korea's launch of several short-range non-ballistic cruise missiles as anything to be alarmed about - instead, saying they don't even flout the UN Security Council resolutions in the slightest. 4Joe Biden said North Korea's recent firing of non-ballistic missiles was "business as usual"Credit: The Mega Agency 4Biden added that the missiles didn't flout UN Security resolutions and that "nothing has changed"Credit: AP When asked by reporters on Tuesday evening, Biden instead played the launch cooly. "We have learned that nothing has changed," he said. "No, according to the Defence Department, it's business as usual," Biden said when asked if he should consider the launch an act of provocation. "There's no new wrinkle in what they did." Biden's passive shrug comes barely a week after the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un warned the US to avoid "causing a stink" in terms of nuclear...
    The top elected official in Rensselaer County recalls the letter from the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatening $100,000 fines if his jurisdiction's batch of COVID-19 vaccine supplies weren't delivered on time. It turns out that Rensselaer County, in east-central New York, abutting Massachusetts and Vermont, was among 17 counties in the state to receive similar threats. And it's emblematic of what Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin calls a "hostile" approach to governing taken by Cuomo and his aides. Other state and local officials around New York have their own stories of what they call Cuomo administration bullying. For example, in 2014, Cuomo wanted to advise his Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, which the governor claimed he established as an independent panel, but adviser Larry Schwartz reportedly interfered with the commission’s work, and it soon shut down. The episodes have a familiar ring as Cuomo faces mounting calls to resign by fellow Democrats over allegations he sexually harassed numerous women and obscured the COVID-19 death toll of nursing home residents after mandating that coronavirus patients be...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their interview with Oprah Winfrey; Prince William and Kate Middleton visiting a school in London on March 11. Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images; Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images The royal family is carrying on with normal duties after Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview. Prince William and Kate Middleton promoted mental health in schools on Thursday. The Queen celebrated British Science Week with students and scholars on Friday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's no-subjects-off-limits interview with Oprah Winfrey, the British royal family has seemingly carried on as usual. Speaking with Winfrey, Markle and Harry said that unnamed senior royals (who Winfrey later said, per Harry, were neither the Queen nor Prince Philip) expressed "concerns" about Archie's skin tone before he was born. Markle also said she was "silenced" by the palace and that she expressed as a royal that she didn't want to be alive anymore but was denied mental health support. The Queen acknowledged Harry and Markle's interview in a statement from Buckingham...
    Fox Nation host Lawrence Jones says he is not surprised by recent reports that President Joe Biden’s press team is screening reporters’ questions in advance of briefings, arguing the team has always been guarded in providing access to the president. "Those of us that were on the campaign trail experienced this a lot," Jones told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday. "The Biden team never wanted to have to allow us to ask questions." "They carried him out most of the time," he added. "He was in a basement and didn’t talk to the American people. This is business as usual." BIDEN WH UNDER FIRE FOR REPORTEDLY SCREENING BRIEFING QUESTIONS: 'UNIVERSAL OUTRAGE' IF TRUMP DID THIS A report by The Daily Beast, published Monday and citing three sources with knowledge of the matter, claims members of the president’s communications staff have asked reporters what questions they plan on asking Press Secretary Jen Psaki during briefings. Jones questioned why those who came forward for the report chose to do so anonymously. "The telling factor is that you have all these anonymous reporters running...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer reacted to reports that President Joe Biden admonished his brother, Frank, for touting his relationship with the president in an ad by saying that it appears as though Biden is attempting to appear concerned about behavior the Biden family has engaged in for a long time and that Biden’s real concern is how it might impact the Biden family. Schweizer said, “I think the recent report about Joe admonishing his brother, two things stand out, Sean. First of all, it seems kind of pre-canned. It’s almost like they’re trying to leak the fact that Joe is concerned about this, even though the family’s been doing this for decades. But second of all, notice what Joe Biden actually tells his brother. What he says is, watch what you’re doing, you don’t want to get hurt. There’s no mention of how this is corrupt, how this is going to look bad, how this is going to affect the country, how it might create bad perceptions about cronyism and...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer said he reads President Biden’s statements about his son Hunter’s deals as a declaration that “it’s going to be business as usual in the Biden administration as far as these deals are concerned.” Schweizer said, “Joe Biden has said there are going to be no sketchy overseas deals during his second term. Here’s the problem: He does not believe that the early deals that Hunter was involved in, the China deal, Burisma, he’s never described those as sketchy. So, I read that as saying, it’s going to be business as usual in the Biden administration as far as these deals are concerned.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid insurrection and impeachment, the Supreme Court’s big news Thursday was a decision in a bankruptcy case. Wednesday brought arguments over the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to recapture ill-gotten gains. At this fraught moment in U.S. history, the court is doing its best to keep its head down, going about its regular business and putting off as many politically charged issues as it can, including whether President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to prosecutors in New York. Still, the justices have not been able to completely avoid controversy in recent days. On Tuesday, the court’s conservative majority that includes three Trump appointees cleared the way for the administration to execute a woman for the first time in 67 years and also allowed the administration to reinstate a requirement that pregnant women wanting an abortion pick up a pill in person from a medical facility, despite the risks of contracting COVID-19. The court’s work continues even though the coronavirus pandemic is preventing the justices from meeting in person, either for their private conferences or argument...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging Americans not to see their loved ones for the holidays, warning that celebrations “cannot be business as usual this Christmas.” In an interview with the Washington Post this week, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explained that he will, personally, duplicate the protocols he followed on Thanksgiving, avoiding private gatherings with his family and spending Christmas solely with his wife. “I’m going to be with my wife — period,” Fauci said this week. “The Christmas holiday is a special holiday for us because Christmas Eve is my birthday. And Christmas Day is Christmas Day. And they are not going to come home … That’s painful,” Fauci said of his daughters. “We don’t like that. But that’s just one of the things you’re going to have to accept as we go through this unprecedented challenging time,” he continued. According to the Post, Fauci also warned that Christmas celebrations “could create an even more catastrophic spread of the virus than Thanksgiving, when millions traveled and gathered despite similar pleas to stay home.” He also explicitly urged Americans...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots, at the very least, make the postseason. More often than not, they’re playing in late January with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. Not this year, though. With Tom Brady’s departure weakening an already-thin offensive unit and with a number of COVID opt-outs softening up the defense, and with a rather difficult schedule, the Patriots find themselves at 6-7, waiting for official word that a trip to the playoffs will not be coming at the end of this season. For someone like Devin McCourty, who played in either a Super Bowl or conference title game in eight of his first nine NFL seasons, it’s new territory. But the 10-time team captain said that after losing to the Rams last week and a trip to Miami scheduled for Sundasy, he plans to go about his business this week the only way he knows how. “It’s been the same. You play Thursday, got the weekend off, so a lot of time to get away for a couple days and kind...
    THE timing just couldn’t be better. We can all have some familiar faces in our homes this Christmas after all. 7The Grand Tour returns for a Christmas episode That’s because after an entire year of waiting, and a pretty rubbish year at that, Clarkson, Hammond and May are back to remind us they still make the best car show on TV. The new episode of The Grand Tour drops at one minute past midnight tonight on Prime Video. And I’d love to see the stats because I’m confident a lot of people will stay up for it. If you are undecided, take it from me: It’s worth it. You’ll see cars, explosions, stunning scenery, a big dollop of silliness and a Hammond injury. Pretty much business as usual, then. And as comforting as a bowl of hot soup in January. 7The lads go on a pirate treasure hunt in the special Except this time they’re in search of pirate treasure in a 90-minute special called A Massive Hunt. Clarkson said: “Hammond is obsessed with pirates. I think they’re just aquatic...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said it would be a mistake “to go back to business as usual with Iran,” signaling Israeli resistance to an expected push by President-elect Joe Biden to revive the international nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu spoke at a press conference with Robert O'Brien, President Donald Trump's national security adviser. But his comments appeared to be aimed at Biden, who has said the U.S. will rejoin the nuclear deal if Iran agrees to strict adherence. The deal, which lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, has unraveled since Trump withdrew from it in 2018. Netanyahu led an unsuccessful fight against the deal when it was negotiated by then-President Barack Obama in 2015 and welcomed Trump's withdrawal three years later. Netanyahu says the deal will not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and fails to address other belligerent Iranian behavior, such as its support for proxies across the region and its development of a long-range missile program. “As long as Iran continues to subjugate and threaten...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said it would be a mistake “to go back to business as usual with Iran,” signaling Israeli resistance to an expected push by President-elect Joe Biden to revive the international nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu spoke at a press conference with Robert O’Brien, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser. But his comments appeared to be aimed at Biden, who has said the U.S. will rejoin the nuclear deal if Iran agrees to strict adherence. The deal, which lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, has unraveled since Trump withdrew from it in 2018. Netanyahu led an unsuccessful fight against the deal when it was negotiated by then-President Barack Obama in 2015 and welcomed Trump’s withdrawal three years later. Netanyahu says the deal will not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and fails to address other belligerent Iranian behavior, such as its support for proxies across the region and its development of a long-range missile program. “As long as Iran continues to subjugate and threaten...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said it would be a mistake “to go back to business as usual with Iran,” signaling Israeli resistance to an expected push by President-elect Joe Biden to revive the international nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu spoke at a press conference with Robert O’Brien, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser. But his comments appeared to be aimed at Biden, who has said the U.S. will rejoin the nuclear deal if Iran agrees to strict adherence. The deal, which lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, has unraveled since Trump withdrew from it in 2018. Netanyahu led an unsuccessful fight against the deal when it was negotiated by then-President Barack Obama in 2015 and welcomed Trump’s withdrawal three years later. Netanyahu says the deal will not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and fails to address other belligerent Iranian behavior, such as its support for proxies across the region and its development of a long-range missile program. “As long as Iran continues to subjugate and...
    US records 200K daily cases Former Overstock.com CEO says hes funding a team of hackers and cybersleuths in an attempt to prove that Trump won the presidential election Takeaways: In abnormal season, business as usual for Tide Amid all the uncertainty, disruptions, consternation and anxiety of the 2020 college football season, No. 1 Alabama's excellence has been business as usual. © Provided by Associated Press Vanderbilt place kicker Sarah Fuller warms up before the start of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) In yet another rout, the Crimson Tide took all the drama out of Saturday's Iron Bowl: Alabama 42, No. 22 Auburn 13. Mac Jones threw five touchdown passes, including his usual gorgeous deep balls to DeVonta Smith. Najee Harris dashed around and over tacklers. The Tide's offense continues to be near unstoppable. The major development over the last month and a half has been on the defensive side. A unit that looked confused and porous in an early 63-48 victory at Mississippi is seemingly figuring things...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is slamming Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) for his concession to Democrat Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), saying the Washington, D.C., political establishment is “eager to return to ‘business as usual.'” On Saturday, as the establishment media called the presidential election for Biden, Romney sent out congratulations, calling the former vice president and Harris “people of good will and admirable character.” In response, Noem posted a statement slamming Romney for wanting to return to the political establishment norms of Washington, D.C., even as “serious election integrity concerns” have arisen: DC Elites are eager to return to "business as usual.” The 70 million Americans who voted for @realDonaldTrump are not moving on just because the media says so. Serious election integrity concerns (read Alito’s opinion) in several states that the media should be investigating. https://t.co/m2l4AvdWeA — Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) November 7, 2020 President Trump’s campaign has said that “at least 660,000 ballots” are still in question in the swing state of Pennsylvania while noting irregularities with counting ballots in Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada....
    Bank of America has stopped offering extra pay to some employees who continued working during the coronavirus pandemic, even with the financial giant minting billions of dollars in profits this year. Bank of America increased bi-weekly pay in March by $200 for branch employees and call-center representatives. The company notified those workers last month that the enhanced pay would stop in October, and a source close to the matter confirmed that the program has ended. A copy of the email, obtained by Popular Information, tells employees that Bank of America will "transition our compensation plans to be more business-as-usual once again" and that the "$200 special supplemental pay and special enhanced overtime pay programs" will disappear. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Many Bank of America call-center employees are now working from home, but branch employees have continued working at neighborhood locations. Full-time employees saw their last extra payment on October 23 while part-time workers saw their last payment October 16, according to Popular Information. Bank of America, which pledged earlier this year not to lay off any employees because of...
    By Silvio Castellanos and Michael Gore MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid residents were largely going about business as usual on Monday despite a prohibition on non-essential travel in the first European capital to return to lockdown due to the resurgent coronavirus. Local police said 300 officers were manning 60 checkpoints, but commuters were pouring into the Spanish capital as normal and few had noticed extra controls. With 850 COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people, the Madrid area has Europe's highest rate, so 4.8 million people in the Spanish capital and nine satellite towns came under new lockdown measures from Friday night. "I haven't seen any police controls. I don't quite understand this situation that they have created," said nutrition student Cristina Canete. Worried about further economic damage, the conservative-led regional authority only reluctantly agreed to the new measures on orders of the socialist-led national government. It has launched a legal challenge. 'NO CHANGE' Another student, Ines Torres, said she had seen little evidence of checkpoints around the Moncloa neighbourhood, which is home to Madrid's biggest university and one of the main intercity...
              Live from Virginia Friday morning on The John Fredericks Show – weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream – host Fredericks welcomed political strategist Stephen K. Bannon to the show who gave sound advice to the Trump administration as the president quarantines for COVID-19. Fredericks: Stephen K. Bannon with us. He is the former White House strategist. Now Steve, quick story, 30 seconds, and I’ll give you the floor. I was there in the campaign when Access Hollywood went down. We had a conference call at four thirty in the afternoon or maybe four. It was in the afternoon. And on the call that was led by Jason Miller. And at the time Jason said if you have a TV appearance tonight which I did on CNN, cancel it. If you’re on the radio, cancel it. If...
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    Intentional Burning of Jewish Campus Community Center Under Investigation Looking for solution to winter outdoor dining, Chicago launches contest with $5K prize New owners but business as usual for former F1 champions Williams By Abhishek Takle © Reuters/ANDREW BOYERS 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (Reuters) - Williams' deputy team principal Claire Williams has said she will remain in charge at the former Formula One champions for the time being after the team was sold to new owners last week. "For the moment it’s business as usual, nothing changes in the here and now and we’re looking forward to going racing this weekend," the daughter of 78-year-old team co-founder Frank, who still holds the title of team principal, told reporters via video conference at the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday. "I’m here in my capacity that I was running the team in (at the last race) in Barcelona and the races prior to that and that will continue to be the case," she said, adding that Mike O'Driscoll remained the team's chief executive. Williams announced their sale to U.S.-based Dorilton Capital...
    By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer Ron Rivera called his players together to deliver the “tough news" of his cancer diagnosis on Thursday night and by Saturday morning ripped into them for a practice that didn't meet his standards. Washington's coach knows he'll struggle during treatment for squamous cell carcinoma but doesn't want his health to be a focus. There's a plan B in place for defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio to take over the coaching when necessary, but Rivera got a good prognosis from doctors about making a full recovery. He wants his team to be “business as usual” and concentrate on football. “I can’t wait to get started and get this thing over with and go forward,” Rivera said. “I understand the significance of what I’m going to be going through. I understand how tough it’s going to be. Those days that I can be on the field I will be on the field, and those days that I can’t, I won’t.” The 40-hour swing from revealing he had cancer to yelling that practice wasn't good enough exemplified...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ron Rivera called his players together to deliver the “tough news” of his cancer diagnosis on Thursday night and by Saturday morning ripped into them for a practice that didn’t meet his standards. Washington’s coach knows he’ll struggle during treatment for squamous cell carcinoma but doesn’t want his health to be a focus. There’s a plan B in place for defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio to take over the coaching when necessary, but Rivera got a good prognosis from doctors about making a full recovery. He wants his team to be “business as usual” and concentrate on football. “I can’t wait to get started and get this thing over with and go forward,” Rivera said. “I understand the significance of what I’m going to be going through. I understand how tough it’s going to be. Those days that I can be on the field I will be on the field, and those days that I can’t, I won’t.” The 40-hour swing from revealing he had cancer to yelling that practice wasn’t good enough exemplified Rivera’s desire to get back...
    The owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, N.J. told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday that their defiance of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's coronavirus lockdown order has led to the revocation of their business license. “We had our business license stripped yesterday,” co-owner Ian Smith told host Tucker Carlson. “We knew going in what the vote was going to be and it was exactly what we were told it was going to be … NJ GYM THAT DEFIED CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS GETS LICENSE RESCINDED: REPORT "And it was very clear as soon as we walked in that they were there to accomplish a mission. And that mission was to revoke our business license and enforce the will of Gov. Murphy.” Smith and co-owner Frank Trumbetti have been engaged in a months-long battle with state and local authorities by simply keeping their gym open. NEW JERSEY GYM OWNERS WISH OFFICIALS 'GOOD LUCK' SHUTTING THEM DOWN, VOW 'WE WILL BE OPEN' But Smith said even having their license taken away isn’t stopping them from doing business and claimed Atilis is still welcoming fitness fanatics “as usual.” A police officer issues...
    Bellmawr, New Jersey’s Atilis Gym has been defiant against the coronavirus lockdown, which co-owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti confirmed with “Tucker Carlson Tonight” resulted in having their business license officially revoked. “We had our business license stripped yesterday,” Smith said. “We knew going in what the vote was going to be and it was exactly what we were told it was going to be … And it was very clear as soon as we walked in that they were there to accomplish a mission. And that mission was to revoke our business license and enforce the will of Gov. Murphy.” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has been in an ongoing battle with Atilis Gym since the owners began challenging coronavirus regulations by staying open against all warnings. NEW JERSEY GYM OWNERS WISH OFFICIALS 'GOOD LUCK' SHUTTING THEM DOWN, VOW 'WE WILL BE OPEN' But Smith said even having their license taken away isn’t stopping them from doing business and Atilis is still welcoming gym goers “as usual.” A police officer issues Atilis Gym co-owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti...
    As the bidding continues in the sale of the Mets, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Friday it was “business as usual” as far as he was concerned in running the team. “I anticipate it remaining that way until there is or isn’t a change,’’ Van Wagenen said. The first round of bids were due Thursday, but the GM said he was still in constant communication with Jeff Wilpon, as well as his father Fred, about the day-to-day running of the team. “Truthfully, it’s not a process I’m involved in,’’ Van Wagenen said. Instead, the upcoming season is what’s most on his mind. “I think the important part for us is that we continue to focus on a pretty simple effort,’’ Van Wagenen said. “Our job is to go and try to build the best team we can and create an environment where this team can win each and every year. That’s been our focus. For me personally, I’m excited about the present and I’m excited about the future. And I know everybody that’s working in baseball operations has...
    As the bidding continues in the sale of the Mets, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Friday it was “business as usual” as far as he was concerned in running the team. “I anticipate it remaining that way until there is or isn’t a change,’’ Van Wagenen said. The first round of bids were due Thursday, but the GM said he was still in constant communication with Jeff Wilpon, as well as his father Fred, about the day-to-day running of the team. “Truthfully, it’s not a process I’m involved in,’’ Van Wagenen said. Instead, the upcoming season is what’s most on his mind. “I think the important part for us is that we continue to focus on a pretty simple effort,’’ Van Wagenen said. “Our job is to go and try to build the best team we can and create an environment where this team can win each and every year. That’s been our focus. For me personally, I’m excited about the present and I’m excited about the future. And I know everybody that’s working in baseball operations has the...
    While COVID-19 and protests for racial justice command the world's collective attention, ecological destruction, species extinction and climate change continue unabated. While the world's been focused on other crises, an alarming study was released warning that species extinction is now progressing so fast that the consequences of "biological annihilation" may soon be "unimaginable." Dr. Jane Goodall, the world-renowned conservationist, desperately wants the world to pay attention to what she sees as the greatest threat to humanity's existence. CBS News recently spoke to Goodall over a video conference call and asked her questions about the state of our planet. Her soft-spoken grace somehow helped cushion what was otherwise extremely sobering news: "I just know that if we carry on with business as usual, we're going to destroy ourselves. It would be the end of us, as well as life on Earth as we know it," warned Goodall. Dr. Jane Goodall at a reception in honor of Disney Conservation Funds 20th anniversary on April 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images What follows is a lightly edited transcript of...
    In the following interview, veteran journalist Bill Moyers talks with Rev. James Forbes, a passionate advocate of celebrating Friday, June 19 as Juneteenth—the day in 1865 when the last of America’s slaves learned they were free. Because many states had refused to end slavery when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years earlier, it took that long before Union troops landed in Texas with news that the Civil War was over and the quarter-million slaves in Texas were slaves no more. Since then, descendants of those former slaves have celebrated Juneteenth as their Independence Day. For the last five years Rev. Dr. James Forbes—senior minister emeritus of the city’s historic Riverside Church—has organized an acclaimed Juneteenth celebration in New York City, twice now at Carnegie Hall, this year online. Listen: Moyers on Democracy · Bill Moyers talks with Rev. Dr. James Forbes About Juneteenth & America After George Floyd BILL MOYERS: Hi Jim. This is Bill Moyers. How are you? JAMES FORBES: I’m doing very well, thank you. BILL MOYERS: Good. Good to talk to you. I’ve...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the White House, aides now routinely flout internal rules requiring face masks. The president’s campaign is again scheduling mass arena rallies. And he is back to spending summer weekends at his New Jersey golf club. Three months after President Donald Trump bowed to the realities of a pandemic that put big chunks of life on pause and killed more Americans than several major wars, Trump is back to business as usual — even as coronavirus cases are on the upswing in many parts of the country. While the nation has now had months to prepare stockpiles of protective gear and ventilators, a vaccine still is many months away at best and a model cited by the White House projects tens of thousands of more deaths by the end of September. Amid renewed fears of a virus resurgence, financial markets — frequently highlighted by Trump as a sign of economic recovery — suffered their worst drop since March on Thursday. The market opened on the upside Friday morning. RELATED: Trump to accept GOP nomination in Jacksonville, Florida At the White House, though, officials played down...
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