Report: 9 NYC firefighters suspended over racist messages

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have suspended nine firefighters without pay in connection with a string of racist messages and memes they shared on their phones, including ones that mocked the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, according to a published report. A spokesperson called the suspensions the most… Continue reading Report: 9 NYC firefighters suspended over racist messages

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Top French official to hold talks with Blinken on Tuesday

By Alexandre Rajbhandari | Bloomberg French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Paris next Tuesday, in a bid to improve ties after the recent diplomatic crisis between the two countries. The two ministers will hold in-depth talks “in order to identify… Continue reading Top French official to hold talks with Blinken on Tuesday

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New landmark recognizes Chinese contributions to Yosemite

Associated Press YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A century-old building originally used as a laundry by Chinese workers at Yosemite’s iconic Wawona Hotel has been restored and turned into a visitor’s attraction, recognizing Chinese Americans’ contributions to the early history of the national park. Officials unveiled a new sign Friday marking the Chinese Laundry… Continue reading New landmark recognizes Chinese contributions to Yosemite

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Instant analysis from Texas Longhorns’ 32-27 win over TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (KXAN) — KXAN Sports Director Roger Wallace and Sports Reporter Jonathan Thomas broke down the Longhorns 32-27 win over TCU on Saturday, marking the first time the program has won in Fort Worth in eight years. Roger described it as a “rock fight,” and Jonathan said the postgame feeling with the team… Continue reading Instant analysis from Texas Longhorns’ 32-27 win over TCU

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WEEKEND READ: Austin City Limits Music Festival begins — will it impact encouraging COVID-19 outlook?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin-Travis County’s on the precipice of dropping down to Stage 3 COVID-19 risk-based guidelines, owing the progress to lower ICU and hospital admission numbers. Maskless Halloween? Here’s what UT data projects for Austin-Travis County As of Friday, there are 2,288 active COVID-19 cases in Austin-Travis County. There are 329 people hospitalized, 148… Continue reading WEEKEND READ: Austin City Limits Music Festival begins — will it impact encouraging COVID-19 outlook?

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U.S. Coast Guard, state officials respond to reports of oil slick seen off Newport Beach coast

The U.S. Coast Guard and California state officials responded to reports of an oil slick “approximately 13 square miles in size” located about three miles from the Newport Beach coast Saturday afternoon, officials said. Details on the incident were not immediately available after the Coast Guard made the announcement just after 12:15 p.m. Saturday. Around… Continue reading U.S. Coast Guard, state officials respond to reports of oil slick seen off Newport Beach coast

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Trump asks U.S. judge to force Twitter to restore his account

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to restore his account, which the company suspended in January following the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol. Trump’s attorneys on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Miami seeking a preliminary injunction against Twitter and its… Continue reading Trump asks U.S. judge to force Twitter to restore his account

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‘Under the weather’: Andrew Wiggins misses Warriors practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Golden State Warriors’ forward Andrew Wiggins was not at practice on Saturday, head coach Steve Kerr said. Kerr said he missed practice because he is “under the weather”, but did not provide any more details. JUST IN: Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr said Andrew Wiggins was not at practice today… Continue reading ‘Under the weather’: Andrew Wiggins misses Warriors practice

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