Monday, June 27, 2022

Edward Helmore

‘Don’ of a new era: the rise of Peter Thiel as a US rightwing power player

‘Don’ of a new era: the rise of Peter Thiel as a US rightwing power playerThe Paypal Mafia’s lynchpin is putting his vast tech fortune to work for candidates aligned to Trump’s agenda in the midterms As the Republican...

Fears for future of American journalism as hedge funds flex power

As the coronavirus pandemic seems to ease in the United States, few businesses may emerge so transformed as local and regional newspapers.More than 70 local newsrooms have closed over the past 15 months, with hundreds of media jobs lost,...

Democrats’ domestic agenda faces setbacks by Republican obstructionism

Joe Biden’s far-reaching domestic agenda in the US is facing serious setbacks on a range of issues as the political quagmire of a tightly contested Senate is seeing Democratic ambitions sharply curtailed in the face of Republican obstruction.On a...

California authorities hunt suspect behind ‘atrocious’ attacks on Pelicans

Authorities in California are looking for a suspected human culprit behind attacks on more than two dozen brown pelicans who have been found seriously injured in the south of the state.In an alert issued last week, the Wetlands &...

‘Two Americas’ may emerge as Delta variant spreads and vaccination rates drop

With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden’s 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and that “two Americas” may emerge as the aggressive...

Early frontrunner Andrew Yang slips in New York mayoral poll

Andrew Yang has fallen to fourth place in two polls ahead of New York City’s mayoral Democratic primary election on Tuesday, weeks after being depicted as a tourist candidate.In new polling conducted by the New York Post in conjunction...

Vermont drops all Covid restrictions as first state to reach 80% vaccination

Vermont has become the first US state to reach its 80% Covid-19 vaccination goal and is now shedding all its statewide restrictions on dealing with the pandemic, including letting a state of emergency expire by Tuesday night.Governor Phil Scott...

Lin-Manuel Miranda apologizes for lack of diversity in In the Heights

Actor and director Lin-Manuel Miranda has apologized for failing to adequately represent Afro-Latinos in his latest musical project, In the Heights, that is centered on New York’s Latino communities.The Hamilton star posted a note to social media on Monday...

Sold! Bidder pays $28m for spare seat on space flight with Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin has sold the spare seat of the company’s 20 July New Shepard space rocket blast-off for $28m, the company announced on Saturday.With 20 active bidders starting at $4.8m during the 10-minute auction, bids escalated in...

‘My God, I’m in a whale’s mouth’: lobster diver on brush with hungry humpback

A New England lobsterman has described the moment he realised he was trapped in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod.“Oh my God, I’m in a whale’s mouth and he’s trying to swallow me....

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