The University of Delaware has cut ties with a part-time professor who said in a Facebook post that U.S. student Otto Warmbier “deserved to die” after visiting North Korea. The Newark college said it would not again employ Katherine Dettwyler, who had taught at Delaware’s Department of Anthropology during the spring semester. Dettwyler had called Warmbier "young, white, rich, clueless" in a now-deleted Facebook post on June 21, following the 22-year-old’s death.
It began as a typical, carefree holiday weekend at the popular Colombian tourist destination, a scenic reservoir surrounded by mountains and greenery that draws throngs every weekend for fishing, water sports and all-inclusive boat cruises. But at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir near Medellin, Colombia, one of these boat cruises took a deadly turn. About 160 people were aboard the four-level, teal-and-yellow boat adorned with pictures of sailboats on its sides, its name “El Almirante,” The Admiral, painted in cursive. Within minutes, it capsized. “Five minutes after leaving everything was normal” a survivor told Colombian newspaper El Tiempo. Then passengers heard a loud
After last week's surprise firing of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the upcoming Han Solo "Star Wars" anthology movie, more stories are surfacing about the unstable production. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that, as previously reported, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and the directing duo did not hit it off from the start of production. Both sides struggled with control as there was a constant battle over how scenes should be shot and how much Lord and Miller could stray from the script, written by "Star Wars" veteran Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back," "The Force Awakens"). In one instance, the trade was told by sources that Lord and Miller only did three different
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and several Cabinet members attended the Saturday night wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish actress Louise Linton.Vice President Mike Pence officiated the ceremony, which took place at Washington's Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, a historic venue located near the National Mall. Second lady Karen Pence was also in attendance.Melania Trump wore a Gilles Mendel silk chiffon gown with Manolo Blahnik pumps, according to the first lady's office.About 300 guests reportedly attended the wedding. ...
Wonkblog | Analysis When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the opposite effect. The city is gradually increasing the hourly minimum to $15 over several years. Already, though, some employers have not been able to afford the increased minimums. They've cut their payrolls, putting off new hiring, reducing hours or letting their workers go, the study found. The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one, according