Tag: News

Opinion | The Trump News Show Is Over and We’re All Healthier For It

The causes behind the “great media crash” are self-evident. Last year was a campaign year, which always causes news consumption to spike. It was also the last year — barring his reelection in 2024 — of President Donald Trump. Trump was a one-man perpetual news machine, forever feeding reporters high-calorie, low-nutrition tidbits and serving dumpsters of coverable commotion, some of which was forgotten the day after it was reported. Remember when the White House promoted Melania Trump’s jewelry line or when Kellyanne Conway hyped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line? Sometimes he would uncork two or three mini-scandals a day. The press

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Why won’t US TV news say ‘climate change’? | Mark Hertsgaard

The climate emergency is exploding in various parts of the world this week, but climate silence inexcusably continues to rein in much of the United States media.

Hurricane Ida has left more than a million people in Louisiana without running water, electricity or air conditioning amid a heat index topping 100F. The Caldor fire destroyed hundreds of houses and forced mass evacuations around Lake Tahoe in California. Abroad, vast swaths of Siberia were ablaze while drought-parched Madagascar suffered what a United Nations official called the first famine caused entirely by climate change.

Painstaking scientific research has established that the climate

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Latest league news from Thursday, Sept. 2

Reuben Foster is getting another chance to restart his NFL career.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Foster is working out with the New York Jets on Thursday, per agent Malki Kawa.

A former first-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, injuries relegated the linebacker to 10 games as a rookie in which he compiled 72 tackles, seven for loss. Off-field issues precipitated his swift release from San Francisco in 2018. Foster was suspended for two games to start his second season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, stemming from a weapons offense and a misdemeanor

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ABC News turmoil deepens as outlet’s president Kim Godwin angers her Disney bosses

ABC News President Kim Godwin hasn’t even been on the job for six months, but she has already infuriated her bosses over at Disney.

When Godwin called for an independent, third-party probe into how allegations of sexual assault against former “GMA” boss Michael Corn were handled (allegations Corn denies), Disney General Entertainment Content Chairman Peter Rice was angered. That’s according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to me on Wednesday. Also upset with Godwin: Disney General Counsel and Executive Vice President Alan Braverman, according to one of those sources.

Worth noting: They’re not upset over how she … Read more

Beijing city looks to take Didi under state control, Bloomberg News reports

Sept 3 (Reuters) – Beijing city is considering taking Didi Global (DIDI.N) under state control and has proposed that government-run firms invest in the Chinese ride-hailing company, Bloomberg News reported.

The central thrust of the city government’s proposal is to regain control over one of its largest corporations, and particularly the data it holds, Friday’s Bloomberg report said.

Chinese authorities have stepped up their regulation of technology firms in the past year to improve market competition, data handling and their treatment of employees.

Under the preliminary proposal, some Beijing-based companies including Shouqi Group, part of the state-owned Beijing Tourism Group,

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Oh, snap! | News, Sports, Jobs

News Photo by Darby Hinkley
Buddies Rick Houchin and Steve Jakubcin show their pearly whites for the camera. Learn more about how to use yours in their photography course at Art in the Loft.

ALPENA — Snapping photos can be fun, meaningful and therapeutic, depending on what you’re seeking. Whether it’s capturing a moment in history, documenting a family event, or just preserving nature’s beauty, taking photographs has become a large part of our lives.

But how do you know if it’s a good photo? What could make it better? How can you take photos that “Wow” the viewer?


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NBA free agency 2021: Live updates, rumors, news as Kawhi Leonard to re-sign with Los Angeles Clippers

Hornets sign Oubre to two-year deal

After two-plus days of free agency, most of the notable names were already off the board. Now, Kelly Oubre Jr. has joined the ranks of players that have secured a new deal. He’ll join the Charlotte Hornets on a two-year, $26 million deal, according to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. 

This will be the fourth team in four seasons for Oubre, who has struggled to find any consistency with his game or place in the league. He’s coming off a disappointing season with the Golden State Warriors, during which he got

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‘Reservation Dogs’ Smashes Stereotypes of Indigenous People | Oklahoma News

By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Indigenous filmmakers are smashing the caricatures and stereotypes of Native Americans, who since the earliest days of film and TV have often played supporting roles or been portrayed as bloodthirsty killers standing in the way of white, westward expansion.

Sterlin Harjo, a Seminole and Muscogee filmmaker from Oklahoma, teamed up with Taika Waititi, a Maori director from New Zealand, on “Reservation Dogs,” a new series debuting Monday on FX on Hulu that features four rough-and-tumble teenagers who cuss, fight and steal their way toward adulthood in a rural Oklahoma town.

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Weekend Rumblings – News for August 8, 2021

Weekend Rumblings – News for August 8, 2021

Ryan O’Hearn talks about how 39-year old Adam Wainwright shut down the Royals, in a piece by Anne Rogers.

“He was really good early on, just keeping guys off balance,” said Ryan O’Hearn, who went 2-for-3. “He’s got that really slow curveball. Obviously, he knows what he’s doing. Doesn’t throw many balls in the middle of the plate. Once we got some things going … guys start finding barrels, and that’s kind of how it turns into a big inning. But it just didn’t happen for us.”

Mike Minor acknowledges

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