Celebrity chef blasts California politician’s $50 minimum wage proposal, calls state ‘the worst run’ in the country. Do you agree?

‘Every single restaurant will close overnight’: Celebrity chef blasts California politician’s $50 minimum wage proposal, calls state ‘the worst run’ in the country. Do you agree? Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., is championing a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $50 per hour as part of her bid for the U.S. Senate. Given the … Read more

UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare hacked by nation state, as pharmacy outages drag on

U.S. health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group said Thursday in a filing with government regulators that its subsidiary Change Healthcare was compromised likely by government-backed hackers. In a filing Thursday, UHG blamed the ongoing cybersecurity incident affecting Change Healthcare on suspected nation state hackers but said it had no timeframe for when its systems would be … Read more

8 people die in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state as heavy rains cause landslides and floods

RIO DE JANEIRO — At least eight people died in Rio de Janeiro state due to landslides and floods caused by heavy rains Thursday, Brazilian authorities said. A 6-year-old was listed as missing in the countryside city of Mendes. Four of the dead, including an 8-month-old, were members of the same family in the city … Read more

Man who stomped on Asian woman in Times Square attack sentenced to 15 years in state prison

A New York man has been sentenced almost three years after he was accused of violently attacking an Asian American woman in Times Square. Brandon Elliot, 41, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in state prison. He had pleaded guilty to one count of assault in the first degree as a hate crime, and one … Read more

Kevin O’Leary blasts California as the worst managed, least competitive state in America and calls San Francisco ‘a rat hole.’ Why he’s hating on the Golden State

‘It’s an absolute war zone’: Kevin O’Leary blasts California as the worst managed, least competitive state in America and calls San Francisco ‘a rat hole.’ Why he’s hating on the Golden State Blessed with stunning coastlines and splendid weather, California is renowned for its scenic beauty, dynamic urban centers and diverse cultural fabric. But “Shark … Read more

4 Iowa commits competing in the state wrestling tournament

Defense. Toughness. “Punting is winning.” Iowa’s football team thrives on physicality, and for that, it’s unsurprising that head coach Kirk Ferentz takes a page out of the Hawkeyes’ dominant wrestling program in his recruiting efforts. “The theory I developed was that if a guy was a great wrestler, it didn’t mean he was going to … Read more

State of venture investments in India

Over 150 investors, including Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek and Malaysia’s Khazanah, gathered at Mumbai’s five-star Trident Oberoi hotel on a recent Friday for venture firm Lightspeed India Partners’ “Lift Off” summit. The two-day event aims to spark partnerships by enabling “in a short window, many views, ideas and investments to be shared between nC2 connections … Read more

Top UN court to open hearings into Israel’s occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Historic hearings are opening on Monday at the United Nations’ top court into the legality of Israel’s 57-year occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state. Palestinian representatives will speak first as the International Court of Justice begins hearing legal arguments following a request submitted by the U.N. General Assembly for … Read more

Paramore Reject Tennessee State Honor in Solidarity With Allison Russell, Citing “Blatant Racism” of House Republicans

At the 2024 Grammy Awards, Paramore formally won their first two trophies: Best Rock Album (for This Is Why) and Best Alternative Music Performance (for “This Is Why”). Another Tennessee-based artist also won her first Grammy: Eight-time nominee Allison Russell earned Best American Roots Performance for “Eve Was Black.” In celebration, Nashville Democrat Justin Jones … Read more

Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state is not a taboo for France

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state is not a ‘’taboo’’ for France, as international frustration grows with Israel’s actions in the Palestinian territories. France and the EU have long supported a two-state solution in the Mideast, but as part of a negotiated settlement. With talks long stalled and Israel’s offensive … Read more