Biden courts battleground state Black voters with two big speeches

Atlanta and Detroit —  President Biden began his address at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s “Fight for Freedom Fund” dinner in Detroit Sunday by declaring himself a “lifetime member” of the NAACP. Several states farther south, in Atlanta, Mr. Biden began his Sunday morning commencement address at Morehouse College — a historically … Read more

The SS “helpers” at Auschwitz

The SS “helpers” at Auschwitz – CBS News Watch CBS News “Here There Are Blueberries,” a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about a Nazi officer’s photo album, in part, examines the role of young secretaries at Auschwitz and asks: How much did they know? Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, … Read more

Collectors lending out VHS tapes for free

Collectors lending out VHS tapes for free – CBS News Watch CBS News Two collectors are loaning out VHS tapes for free, using the template of the little free library, but for videos instead of books. More than 200 of the so-called free Blockbusters have popped up across the country, but the owner of the … Read more

Conductor Xian Zhang breaks barriers

Conductor Xian Zhang breaks barriers – CBS News Watch CBS News Conductor Xian Zhang made her guest debut leading the New York Metropolitan Opera earlier this year, becoming one of the first Asian American women to lead the prestigious ensemble. Nancy Chen shares her story. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking … Read more

Horoscope for Monday, May 20, 2019

Moon Alert Caution! Avoid shopping or making important decisions until 6 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Libra into Scorpio. Aries (March 21-April 19) Be aware of the restrictions of the moon alert. Aside from these restrictions, this is a pleasant, even exciting day. The sun changes signs today, moving into Gemini … Read more

AI valuable tool for environmental justice

As the world strives towards a cleaner and greener future, one glaring obstacle remains: not all communities are equally engaged in the transition. Nowhere is this inequity more apparent than in environmental justice communities, where low-income Black and brown residents bear the brunt of environmental degradation. However, there is hope on the horizon in the … Read more

Letters to the editor

ShotSpotter It is endlessly entertaining living in Boston given the depth of character of those who have been elected to represent us.  From Beacon Hill to City Hall to Washington, I admire their determination to consistently expose themselves to ridicule seemingly without a shred of self-awareness or self-doubt.  This issue, however, is literally a matter … Read more

‘Lolla’ review: ‘The Story of Lollapalooza’ an interesting doc on an epicenter of rock

In a little more than two months, Chicago will again gear up to host Lollapalooza, with a total of more than 400,000 attendees flocking to Grant Park from August 1-4 to see headliners including Tyler, the Creator; Hozier; SZA; The Killers; Blink-182, and Melanie Martinez. It’s a giant, heavily sponsored enterprise, generating hundreds of millions … Read more

Black Men Killed in the Street

President Joe Biden delivered a bleak commencement address this weekend, characterizing America as a racist place that does not love black people. Biden gave a commencement speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday where he appeared to characterize America in the harshest light in terms of race relations. “You started college just as George … Read more

How to fix America’s cruel & unusual tax code

It probably escaped your attention, but the Internal Revenue Service recently piloted a program to help Americans cope with their notoriously complex tax system. Direct File was meant to help taxpayers in 12 states prepare and submit their returns electronically. Some 19 million people were eligible to use it. Thanks partly to a rollout late … Read more

Iranian Media Declare Raisi Dead; ‘No Sign’ of Life at Helicopter Crash Site

Search teams have reportedly located the site where a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, crashed on Sunday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the state’s news agency. There was “no sign’ of life, according to Iranian state television (via the Times of Israel). IRAN – MAY 20: A screen grab captured from … Read more

5/19: CBS Weekend News – CBS News

5/19: CBS Weekend News – CBS News Watch CBS News Biden calls for cease-fire in Morehouse commencement address; Collectors lending out VHS tapes for free Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link

Eloy Jimenez has his day in White Sox’ outfield

NEW YORK — Make no mistake, Eloy Jimenez has a place with the White Sox. ‘‘He’s our DH,’’ manager Pedro Grifol said Sunday. But Sunday, much to his delight, Jimenez found himself playing right field at Yankee Stadium. Lineup choices against left-handed starter Carlos Rodón being what they were — that’s how Grifol explained it … Read more

‘No Better Friend to Israel’ than Biden

The White House issued a statement responding to Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY) speech to the Israeli parliament in which she criticized President Joe Biden for stopping a shipment of weapons to Israel. White House spokesperson Andrew Bates issued a statement in response to Stefanik’s speech, pointing out that Biden had been “the first American president” to … Read more

5/19: The Takeout: Reporter Craig Whitlock on his new book about the “Fat Leonard” scandal

5/19: The Takeout: Reporter Craig Whitlock on his new book about the “Fat Leonard” scandal – CBS News Watch CBS News For this edition of “The Takeout,” Major Garrett sits down with author and Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock. His new book details the rise and fall of former contractor “Fat Leonard,” and his role … Read more

Congolese army says it foiled a coup attempt as opposition leader threatens president

Congo’s army said it foiled a coup attempt early Sunday and arrested the perpetrators, including several foreigners, following attacks on the presidential palace and the residence of a close ally of Congo’s president that left three people dead in the capital, Kinshasa. At first, local media identified the armed men as Congolese soldiers but then … Read more

Tyson Fury Suggests Judges Gave Usyk the Victory Due to Ukraine War

British heavyweight Tyson Fury’s loss to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday has now become something of an international controversy. Usyk became the first undisputed world heavyweight champion in 24 years after earning a split-decision win over Fury. A 9th-round knockdown of Fury helped the Ukrainian’s narrow win on two of the judges’ scorecards. Tyson Fury’s … Read more

Dem Senate Candidate Says She Is ‘Not Beholden’ to Corporate Lobbyists

A Democrat Senate candidate in Maryland, who has claimed she is “not beholden” to corporate interests or lobbyists, has reportedly received a wave of donations from lobbyists and other corporate officials. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) has received more than $260,00 in donations from lobbyists for 2024, including those who represent fast food, … Read more

Pro-Palestine groups rally at 18th District police station

Dozens of Pro-Palestinian protesters rallied in River North on Sunday calling for Illinois to divest from Israel and for justice for wrongfully convicted people in the state. The protest was organized by the Coalition to March on the DNC, a coalition of progressive organizations that plans massive demonstrations during the Democratic National Convention in August. … Read more

Parents of 4-year-old fatally struck in South Boston starting foundation to make roads safer – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) – The parents of a 4-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a car while walking near the Boston Children’s Museum in March are planning to start a foundation aimed at making the roads safer. A memorial of candles still stands to little Gracie Gonchar at the intersection of Congress and Sleeper streets. … Read more

Pacers coming to Boston – Boston Herald

The Eastern Conference finals will not be a Boston-versus-New York affair. The Pacers ended the injury-ravaged Knicks’ playoff run Sunday with a 130-109 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semis. Indiana, the No. 6 seed in the East, will face the top-seeded Celtics in the conference finals, with Game 1 set for Tuesday … Read more

White Sox to DFA Brad Keller

NEW YORK — With right-handed reliever Dominic Leone expected to come off the injured list Monday, right-hander Brad Keller will be designated for assignment, a source told the Sun-Times Sunday. Keller, the former Kansas City Royals starter signed to a minor league deal during spring training, allowed four solo home runs in his first start … Read more

Pope Francis: The 60 Minutes Interview

Pope Francis: The 60 Minutes Interview – CBS News Watch CBS News In a rare interview, Pope Francis answers questions on global conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, migrants in the U.S., sexual abuse in the church, and more during a conversation with Norah O’Donnell. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, … Read more

In pro-Palestinian rally, group calls for action ahead of DNC

Outside the 18th District Chicago police station, a group gathered Sunday afternoon waving Palestinian flags and wearing kaffiyehs in the first of many actions ahead of the Democratic National Convention being held in the city in August. In a contentious election year, the rally encapsulated a growing feeling of discontent with the political establishment. The … Read more

ASFL Hockey scores again – Boston Herald

By now, most in New England are familiar with Mike Slonina’s charitable foundation “A Shot For Life” and the work it has done for cancer research. Since its founding as a basketball phenomenon well over a decade ago, the organization has accomplished most of its endeavors through sports. Last year, ASFL introduced a hockey showcase … Read more

Search underway for Iranian president following apparent helicopter crash

Search underway for Iranian president following apparent helicopter crash – CBS News Watch CBS News A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi apparently crashed amid foggy conditions. A search is underway for the president and several other government officials who were onboard. Ian Lee reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking … Read more

Hundreds of riders hit the road for annual Wounded Vet Run – Boston News, Weather, Sports

REVERE, MASS. (WHDH) – Hundreds of area motorcyclists came together Sunday for Boston’s 13th annual Wounded Vet Run, which ran from Revere to East Boston. The nonprofit helps wounded veterans across the country by raising money for their housing modifications and transportation, including wheelchairs, accessible cars, and basic living needs. This year’s event honored two … Read more

Trump ‘not your typical Republican’

DETROIT — President Joe Biden told a group of his supporters in Detroit Sunday his general election opponent, Republican Donald Trump, would reverse efforts his administration has made to protect the environment and expand health insurance coverage. Biden made the comments during a brief four-minute speech at a private campaign gathering of about 50 people … Read more

‘Gun Owners for Trump’ coalition announced in response to ‘migrant crime wave’

Ahead of his address to and endorsement by the National Rifle Association over the weekend, former President Donald Trump’s campaign announced they would join with the Republican National Committee in forming a new coalition called “Gun Owners for Trump,” According to the 45th President’s Make America Great Again campaign, the group aims to undo gun … Read more

Conductor Xian Xiang breaks barriers

Conductor Xian Xiang breaks barriers – CBS News Watch CBS News Conductor Xian Xiang made her guest debut leading the New York Metropolitan Opera earlier this year, becoming one of the first Asian American women to lead the prestigious ensemble. Nancy Chen shares her story. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking … Read more

Group donates bulletproof vests to Framingham police K-9 unit – Boston News, Weather, Sports

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. (WHDH) – An organization that aims to equip K-9 units across the state with protective bulletproof vests and other essential equipment has donated vests to members of the Framingham Police Department. Mass. Vest-a-Dog recently donated the vests to four of the department’s police dogs. Mass Vest-a-Dog Board Member Ted Yerardi said the group … Read more

Boston University Grads Chant ‘USA’ as Protesters Disrupt Ceremony

Graduates at Boston University responded to several of their peers disrupting the commencement ceremony by showing their patriotic side. While anti-Israel protesters dressed in caps and gowns were seen unfurling a banner, several of their peers could be heard responding by chanting, “USA! USA! USA!” Anti-Israel students at Boston University just disrupted their graduation ceremony … Read more