NKorea slams US for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China

NKorea slams US for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China through its “reckless” backing of Taiwan, and said that the growing U.S. military presence in the region constitutes a potential threat to the North. In comments carried by state media, North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Pak … Read more

National School Boards Association disavows letter that led to FBI parent crackdown

National School Boards Association disavows letter that led to FBI parent crackdown

The National School Boards Association board of directors Friday repudiated a letter its two top officials sent to President Biden, which precipitated Attorney General Merrick Garland’s order that the FBI to investigate complaints of threats to school officials from parents. In a message to NSBA members, the board said that “we regret and apologize for the letter,” which was sent Sept. 29 and co-signed … Read more

Robert De Niro Won’t Be Splitting His $500 Million Fortune with Estranged Wife In Divorce Settlement, Court Decides

Robert De Niro Won’t Be Splitting His $500 Million Fortune with Estranged Wife In Divorce Settlement, Court Decides

Robert De Niro won’t be breaking the bank as his long-standing divorce proceedings come to a close. The Hollywood A-lister can release a sigh of relief after a Manhattan appellate court sided with the actor in denying his estranged wife Grace Hightower, a Black woman, half his career and business earnings — estimated at $500 … Read more

Is it time to get a COVID-19 booster? Which one?

Is it time to get a COVID-19 booster? Which one?

Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters, but figuring out who’s eligible and when can be confusing. And adding to the challenge is that this time around, people can choose a different brand of vaccine for that extra dose. A number of factors, including the vaccine you started with and when your last … Read more

Gov. Kathy Hochul hires de blasio’s ex- staffers for key posts

Gov. Kathy Hochul hires de blasio's ex- staffers for key posts

ALBANY — Although Mayor Bill de Blasio’s flirtation with running for governor is drawing laughs, Hizzoner is getting a consolation prize: his former aides are already running state government without him. Gov. Kathy Hochul appears to be hiring from a pretty select pool of candidates — people who previously worked for the outgoing mayor — … Read more

Jake Tapper Says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Has ‘Issues’ After Her Rant On Bannon Vote

Jake Tapper Says Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Has 'Issues' After Her Rant On Bannon Vote

CNN’s Jake Tapper came down hard on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Friday, declaring she has “real issues” and is “not tethered to reality.” He was referring to Greene’s outburst Thursday when, as described by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), she “started screaming” at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).  The House was voting to support the criminal contempt … Read more

AFI Establishes Halyna Hutchens Scholarship For Female Cinematographers – News Brig

AFI Establishes Halyna Hutchens Scholarship For Female Cinematographers – Deadline

Responding quickly to the on-set tragedy that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchens yesterday, the AFI has established a memorial scholarship in her name for female cinematographers. Hutchens graduated from the AFI Conservatory in 2015 and was selected as one of American Cinematographer’s Rising Stars of 2019 as well as a cinematographer for the … Read more

US, Europeans renew call for Iran diplomacy

US, Europeans renew call for Iran diplomacy

The United States and three European powers agreed Friday in consultations in Paris on the need for Iran to return quickly to talks amid growing alarm over a delay. Rob Malley, the US envoy on Iran, spoke with his counterparts from Britain, France and Germany on how diplomacy “continues to provide the most effective pathway” … Read more

Biden’s foul language detailed in new report

Biden's foul language detailed in new report

A new report offers a look into the swear-word vocabulary employed by President Joe Biden when he gets frustrated. “F*** them” and “What the f*** are we doing?” are among the profane comments Biden has made behind doors, current and former aides told Politico. “Why the f*** isn’t this happening?”, “bulls***,” “dammit,” or simply “f***,” … Read more