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University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement after sex abuse allegations against former UM doctor

University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement after sex abuse allegations against former UM doctor

The University of Michigan has reached a settlement agreement with attorneys for about 1,050 people who say they were abused by the late Dr. Robert Anderson, a former university physician, UM announced Wednesday. The settlement agreement includes $460 million for the roughly 1,050 claimants and $30 million for future claimants. But the settlement must be…MORE

Teen convicted of killing Tessa Majors in a New York City park will be sentenced today

Teen convicted of killing Tessa Majors in a New York City park will be sentenced today

More than two years after the killing of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors, the third and final teen who pleaded guilty in her case will learn his fate Wednesday. Majors was 18 when she was stabbed to death in December 2019 at Morningside Park in New York City. Rashaun Weaver, who was 14 when Majors…MORE

Tiger Woods names Aaron Beverly as recipient of Charlie Sifford exemption to play PGA Tour event

Tiger Woods names Aaron Beverly as recipient of Charlie Sifford exemption to play PGA Tour event

Tiger Woods has named Aaron Beverly as the recipient of the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption which will grant him entry to the 2022 Genesis Invitational. The Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption is awarded annually and represents “the advancement of diversity in the game of golf.” Woods is the host of the Genesis Invitational, where Beverly will…MORE

Europe rolled out 5G without hurting aviation. Here’s how

Europe rolled out 5G without hurting aviation. Here’s how

Major international airlines are canceling flights to the United States over aviation industry fears that 5G technology could interfere with crucial onboard instruments. But it’s business as usual in Europe, where the latest generation of high speed mobile networks is being rolled out without a hitch. “The technical data received from EU manufacturers offers no…MORE

Biden to nominate four additional ambassadors, including Jane Hartley to UK post

Biden to nominate four additional ambassadors, including Jane Hartley to UK post

President Joe Biden will announce his intent to nominate four additional ambassadors to key posts, including the United Kingdom, ahead of his Wednesday afternoon news conference. CNN reported in July that Biden would name Jane Hartley, a former US ambassador to France, to be ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. At least two…MORE

Biden signs memo to boost spy agencies’ cyber defenses

Biden signs memo to boost spy agencies’ cyber defenses

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a national security memorandum to bolster cybersecurity for sensitive computer systems used by the Pentagon and US spy agencies amid an array of hacking threats from foreign governments. The White House said the measures would “[raise] the bar for the cybersecurity of our most sensitive systems,” and build on…MORE

Bob Saget’s final podcast episode will make you miss him even more

Bob Saget’s final podcast episode will make you miss him even more

Bob Saget left us a lovely gift. The final episode of his podcast “Bob Saget’s Here For You” was released this week and it is, of course, bittersweet. It opens with Saget’s friend and fellow stand-up comedian Bill Burr giving an intro, which Burr called an “honor.” Burr said the podcast was “perfectly named.” “[Saget]…MORE

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dead in skiing accident at 37

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dead in skiing accident at 37

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, best known for playing Hannibal Lecter in “Hannibal Rising,” has died at the age of 37 after a skiing accident in southeastern France. “Gaspard Ulliel grew up with cinema and cinema grew up with him. They loved each other madly,” French Prime Minister Jean Castex tweeted Wednesday. “It’s with a heavy…MORE

Mark Kelly backs rules change to pass voting rights legislation
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Mark Kelly backs rules change to pass voting rights legislation

Sen. Mark Kelly, a Democrat facing reelection in Arizona, announced he will back a rules change to pass voting rights legislation, revealing a schism with his fellow Arizonan, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has remained steadfast in her opposition to such a change. In a lengthy statement, Kelly wrote that “protecting the vote-by-mail system used…MORE

Question of the Day

Jan 19

Q: Nearly 60-percent of pet owners have considered getting one of these for their pet… A:  A pet (companion)

Jan 18

Q: 48-million American households still have one of these and use it… A: TV antenna

Jan 14

Q:  About ¼ of vegetable acreage harvested in Pennsylvania was sweet corn, what was the second-most harvested by acreage? A:  Green beans