All four seasons of 'Fargo' in a nutshell
Before Sunday’s premiere, you can take a road trip through the past three seasons, all of which can be found on Hulu. First-timers are in for the ultimate joy ride.SEASON ONE (2014)Setting: Minnesota and North Dakota, 2006.Cast: Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman.What we said then: “This just may be one of the most engaging, brilliantly acted, unpredictable products ever seen on TV. It should be the model for more programs: a limited series with a tidy ending that doesn’t leave us hanging. One writer responsible for almost every line of dialogue. Great actors who don’t feel bog...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Auto review: Outstanding design and green credibility make Sonata Limited Hybrid a sedan to covet
Like any car buyer, I can be shallow, drawn to a car as much for its unique design as its utility. So I admit to loving the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited Hybrid’s roof. It looks unlike that of any other car, due to its integrated solar panels that directly charge the batteries with 205 watts of electricity, enough to increase mileage two miles per day while also preventing battery discharge when the car is parked.Arguably, it’s not the most financially efficient way to eke out a couple of extra miles, but its visual extravagance and mere presence is as much marketing message as anything else.Hyu...
Tribune News Service
'I'm not TSA. I'm a bartender': Workers say they're defenseless when customers don't wear masks
PHILADELPHIA — When she was working as a cashier this summer at a Walmart store in Northeast Philadelphia, a 20-year-old woman said she would see customers wearing their masks under their chins or not wearing one at all, but “it didn’t make sense to make a whole big scene,” especially if the line at her register was long. She worried that her manager would get mad at her if she slowed down the line while dealing with maskless customers.At a Philadelphia Rite Aid, a worker in her 60s was instructed to alert her manager if a customer was refusing to put on a mask. But managers, she said, usually...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Union for FAA's safety engineers urges more changes to Boeing 737 Max before it can fly again
A union representing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airplane safety engineers who work on certifying new aircraft called Monday for substantial upgrades to the flight crew alerting systems and other changes on Boeing’s 737 Max before the plane is allowed to return to the air.The union’s comments came on the final day for public comment on the FAA’s proposed design changes, with more than 200 responses posted by late afternoon.The FAA’s own technical experts argue that fixing the flawed flight control system that caused the two crashes is not enough and that Boeing must also address the ...
The Seattle Times
Meet Ross Chastain, 'just a watermelon farmer' driving NASCAR's No. 42 car next year
Chip Ganassi Racing made a long-awaited announcement Monday morning in which the team named Ross Chastain as the driver of its No. 42 Chevrolet for the 2021 season.The move wasn’t totally out of left field since Chastain’s had a relationship with the Ganassi organization since 2018, in which he earned the pole position, won a race and finished in second place in the three Xfinity events he ran for CGR that year.Still, the 27-year-old has just five wins in NASCAR’s lower level series and beat out other full-time Cup drivers for the coveted 42 seat, which was also offered to Bubba Wallace this y...
The Charlotte Observer
Plan to send LNG trains through Philly to S. Jersey port sparks outrage from residents, environmentalists
Environmentalists have stepped up alarms about a major fuel export terminal in South Jersey that they say will accelerate Pennsylvania fracking, worsen climate change, and attract 100-car trains carrying dangerous liquefied natural gas across Philadelphia.A plan to build the Gibbstown Logistics Center in Gloucester County, N.J., just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia International Airport, appears to be coming to a head by the end of the year. A hearing examiner and the staff of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) have recommended approving permits to dredge the river and to b...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
New CDC study highlights threat of coronavirus spread on lengthy flights
A single airline passenger unknowingly sickened with coronavirus managed to infect 15 other people aboard the 10-hour trip to Vietnam, highlighting the dangers of travel amid the pandemic.The global health crisis had only just begun its spread across Europe when the plane took off from a London airport back in March. By the time it touched down in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, 12 passengers in business class, two in economy and a single crew member had contracted the fast-spreading disease.Researchers behind a new Centers for Disease Control study, slated to be published in November, identifie...
New York Daily News
Biden says Trump 'only cares about the stock market'
PHILADELPHIA — Joe Biden railed against President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and framed the 2020 election as a choice between Main Street and Wall Street during an outdoor town hall meeting Thursday just outside his childhood hometown of Scranton.The former vice president, taking questions from voters for a little more than an hour in an open-air parking lot in Moosic, said Trump’s failure to be honest with Americans about the severity of the virus cost thousands of lives. Trump admitted to downplaying the threat in a recently released recorded interview from March wit...
The Philadelphia Inquirer