Cuomo says New York is ready to 'supercharge' reopening
NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it’s time to “supercharge” the economy as New York emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.Hours after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday morning, welcoming traders back to the floor since it closed two months ago, the governor turned his attention to the state’s economic future.“We want that economy to come roaring back, and that’s not going to happen just by wishing it to be so,” Cuomo said. “I don’t believe the economy just bounces back. I believe it bounces back, but it bounces back differently.”The governor will travel to Washin...
New York Daily News
Commentary: The love-hate relationship between restaurants and delivery services
The COVID-19 health crisis has had a devastating effect on the nation’s restaurant industry. According to a National Restaurant Association survey taken April 20, 8 million of the nation’s 11 million restaurant workers are currently unemployed. Hundreds of thousands of restaurants have closed, and one in five will not reopen. For the remaining restaurants, delivery sales have increased from 5-10% to 70-80% of total sales as a result of the in-house dining prohibition.This dramatic growth in app-based delivery sales is reflected in the bottom lines of the four companies that own 99% of the deli...
The Seattle Times
Do detainee transfers increase COVID-19 cases? Judge orders ICE to disclose data
MIAMI — A Miami federal judge has ordered U.S. immigration officials to disclose whether the government’s practice of transferring detainees from one facility to another has contributed to a worrying spike in coronavirus cases inside three South Florida detention centers.U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke’s order comes after the Miami Herald reported that COVID-19 cases at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Broward County skyrocketed last week after dozens of detainees were transferred there from Miami-Dade.ICE “shall discuss how ICE utilizes transfers and whether ...
Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue' sextet, has died
NEW YORK — Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of the Miles Davis sextet that produced the masterpiece “Kind of Blue,” died Sunday in Manhattan. He was 91.The cause of death was lung cancer, his wife Eleana Cobb told the Daily News.Cobb died surrounded by family at his home, she said.“He was a very special and unusual person — a gifted musician with natural talent, like an athlete. And a gifted human being with a great, happy personality,” Eleana told the Daily News.“He played all around the world. He was vibrant up until the end,” she said. “It’s a big deal that he’s gone. It’s...
New York Daily News
Sen. Cory Booker renews effort on Memorial Day to get names of 74 sailors added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
After an effort to add the names of 74 sailors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial hit a roadblock in the Senate, supporters of inscribing the names of the men who died aboard the USS Frank E. Evans are continuing to press for their inclusion.In a letter dated Monday, Memorial Day, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), called on Senate leaders to pass a bill that would add the to the war memorial in Washington despite opposition from the Department of Defense and others. Their objection, in part, is because the deaths of the men on the Navy destroyer in June 1969 occurred outside an official combat zon...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael Cunningham: Player safety takes back seat as NCAA rushes to allow campus workouts
ATLANTA — Starting June 1, college football and basketball players will return to campus and get back to work as COVID-19 continues to spread (the SEC will allow it on June 8). The NCAA says the workouts are “voluntary” and must be initiated by athletes. But those words don’t mean much when there’s a power imbalance between players (who have little) and coaches (who have a lot).It’s clear what’s happening. College sports programs are facing enormous pressure to make money. They especially need football games in the fall for that goal. The NCAA’s decision to end the moratorium on athletic activ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Devin Nunes' lawyer is warned about 'forum shopping' as judge moves CNN lawsuit to NY
WASHINGTON — A Virginia judge on Friday moved Rep. Devin Nunes’ lawsuit against CNN to New York and wrote that there was no “logical connection” for the California congressman to sue the media company in Virginia.The lawsuit is one of seven defamation cases Nunes and attorney Steven Biss filed since 2019 against news organizations, Twitter, his critics and the investigative research firm that created the so-called Steele dossier. Nunes, R-Calif., had filed all but two of the lawsuits in Virginia courts.Judge Robert E. Payne, of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, grant...
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FBI director orders internal review of its Michael Flynn investigationWASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher Wray ordered an internal review of how the bureau handled the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, including any instances of official misconduct.The “after-action review” by the Inspection Division will evaluate the bureau’s role in the Flynn investigation and look into whether any current bureau employees engaged in misconduct, according to a statement Friday from the FBI. It also will examine whether any changes are needed to FBI policies or procedures.Pres...
Tribune News Service
Martin Schram: Seven days in May – quiet days speak loudly to us all
This was the week when despairing global leaders — with an urgency unlike anything since World War II — looked to the modern era’s Leader of the Free World hoping to find leadership, resources and maybe even an inspiring way to win our war against a rampaging pandemic.But no. The present occupant of the office once called the free world’s titular leader, the president of the United States, was missing in action when most of the world’s most famous names convened, in person and virtually, at the World Health Organization’s two-day conference on how to conquer COVID-19. The novel coronavirus tha...
Tribune News Service
San Jose could reap benefits of exodus from San Francisco, LA in wake of COVID-19, study says
SAN JOSE, Calif. — In the wake of a pandemic sweeping through many of the country’s most densely packed areas, analysts expect an exodus from cities in favor of car-friendly suburban areas.San Jose is among the cities best-positioned to reap the benefits of a post-coronavirus world, according to a new study from the data analytics firm Moody’s. Researchers looked at the top 100 metro areas in the U.S., favoring those with more educated — and spread-out — populations, to predict which cities would fare best and worst in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.San Jose was joined by a selection of ...
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