Steve January 17, 2021

Like U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, the unparalleled master of the political suck-up, Mark Zuckerberg is the commercial world’s grand master in sucking up to whoever holds the presidential baton in the U.S. capital city of Washington, D.C.  The Zuckerberg Syndrome First, it was the Democrats that Zuckerberg sucked up to — easily able to exploit that […]

Steve January 17, 2021

By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has revealed that he received the COVID-19 vaccine and is encouraging others to consider doing the same. The Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA’s leading all-time scorer has taped a short message that will […]

Steve January 17, 2021

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In what was supposed to be a showdown between Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, Taron Johnson literally stole the show. If not for the wall separating the field from the stands in the back of the east end zone, the Bills cornerback […]

Steve January 17, 2021

Source: AP MOSCOW (AP) — The plane carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny landed Sunday in Moscow, where he faces the threat of arrest. But the flight landed at a different airport than had been scheduled, a possible attempt to outwit journalists and supporters who wanted to witness the return. Navalny, who is President Vladimir […]

Steve January 17, 2021

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny defiantly flew back to Moscow on Sunday, months after he was left in a coma when he was poisoned by Novichok nerve agent. Facing the threat of his arrest on touching down, the prominent Kremlin critic boarded a plane in Berlin, Germany, where he was evacuated for treatment in August […]

Steve January 17, 2021

Three North Carolina municipalities passed discrimination protections for LGBTQ people this past week, shortly after the expiration of a yearslong moratorium on such measures. Hillsborough, Carrboro and Chapel Hill passed ordinances protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people from discrimination in public accommodations and employment on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. They’re the first […]

Steve January 17, 2021

The Florida data scientist, who alleged state officials fired her for refusing to change coronavirus numbers, said she plans on surrendering herself to law enforcement a month after authorities raided her home. Rebekah Jones, who helped develop Florida’s Covid-19 dashboard, has been in a monthslong public battle with the state since she alleged officials ousted […]

Steve January 17, 2021

Vado Hondo, Guatemala – Guatemalan military and police forces are blocking thousands of Honduran migrants and asylum seekers hoping to make their way north to Mexico and the United States. Thousands of Hondurans left San Pedro Sula as a group on Friday, making their way to the El Florido border crossing with Guatemala. Between 7,000 and […]

Steve January 17, 2021

Three out of 13 crew members dead, six rescued after a Palau-flagged cargo ship sinks in bad weather in the Black Sea. A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner. Guner had said earlier on […]

Steve January 17, 2021

Harris will leave the Senate chamber two days before she is inaugurated as US vice president on January 20. United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, her aides have confirmed, just days before she and President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20. Harris will leave the Senate […]

Steve January 17, 2021

“The filibuster is a Jim Crow relic that must be abolished.” So declared freshman Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y) on Saturday amid new reporting that some of his fellow Democrats in Congress are “leery” of nixing the antiquated procedural rule in the U.S. Senate that makes passing much legislation with less than a two-thirds majority nearly […]

Steve January 17, 2021

A court in Australia has ruled that a 13-year-old trans girl can start puberty blockers “without delay,” even though her father did not give his consent. The landmark ruling from the Supreme Court of Queensland allows the teen to seek gender-affirming treatment with her mother’s permission, rather than requiring consent from both parents or guardians. […]