Jaden McDaniels (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a block vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 01/23/2021
Jaden McDaniels (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a block vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 01/23/2021
Texas would allow people to carry a handgun without a license, and the background check and training that go with it, under a measure given preliminary approval by the state Senate on Wednesday. Texas already has some of the loosest gun laws in the country and has more than 1.6 million handgun license holders. Lawmakers have reduced classroom and shooting range training requirements over the last decade, but had been reluctant to eliminate the license requirement altogether.
The 19 Kids and Counting alum will be released to designated third party custodians, described in court as "close friends" of the Duggar family
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected MRIGlobal as an awardee of their COVID-19 Testing Solutions Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract. The COVID-19 Testing Solutions contract will support DHS throughout the department and its components. MRIGlobal's award includes the Managed Testing Services and the Molecular Diagnostic Test Kits and Testing Services1 scope of work. DHS awarded four contracts, which have a one year base and four one year option periods, with a shared ceiling value of up to $2 billion.
Demand for ready-to-eat (RTE) produce was already on the rise prior to the COVID-19 pandemic due to its enhanced convenience over standard options, which users must wash or cut themselves. However, with more people cooking at home more often than they were in 2019, demand for these often premium retail products spiked among consumers in 2020, bolstering demand for the value-added packaging typically employed in RTE applications, such as plastic containers and pouches.
"The result is that immigrant communities become fearful of public institutions," said Nayna Gupta of the National Immigrant Justice Center.
The effort is part of the California city’s broader project to reinvest $120 million from police budgets to support the Black community.
T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS) was a telecom sector star Wednesday after it delivered a very encouraging earnings report. While this was positively affected by the company's consolidation of ex-rival Sprint, it was still higher than the consensus analyst estimate of $18.9 billion. As for profitability, net income -- burdened by costs related to the Sprint integration -- slid by nearly 2% to $933 million, or $0.74 per share.
DLocal Limited ("dLocal"), a technology-first payments platform enabling global enterprise merchants to connect with billions of consumers in emerging markets, today publicly filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. dLocal has applied to list its Class A common shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "DLO."
Securities Litigation Partner James (Josh) Wilson Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 In Vroom, Inc. To Contact Him Directly To Discuss Their Options New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - May 5, 2021) - Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential claims against Vroom, Inc. ("Vroom" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: VRM) and reminds investors of the May 21, 2021 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a ...
The pandemic has shaken up the present and the future of education, and one result could be a greater focus on personalized learning.Why it matters: Education has long been a slow-to-change industry, but the forced introduction of remote learning and the movement of some families out of public schools could lead to a technology-forward approach that is more tailored to individual students — and risks leaving the less advantaged behind. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.By the numbers: Data from Burbio's School Opening Tracker indicates that as of May 3, just 3.3% of K-12 students in the U.S. are still attending virtual-only school, compared to more than 60% at the start of the 2020-21 school year. Still, nearly a third of K-12 students are attending hybrid classes that mix virtual and in-person learning, and Burbio notes the percentage of students opting out of in-person education remains over 50% in most cities.A recent poll from Politico and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found 29% of parents want their child to be in remote or hybrid school for the next year, while a RAND Corp. survey from last fall — entitled "Remote Learning Is Here to Stay" — found 1 in 5 school districts were planning or at least considering a post-pandemic remote option. What's happening: Lingering — if somewhat scientifically overstated — fears of the virus are behind some of that preference for remote, but some parents report their children have thrived with online schools."There is a minority of parents, a minority of students and even a minority of teachers for whom virtual schooling is the preferred mode," Heather Schwartz, a senior policy researcher at RAND and the director of the study, told the New York Times. What's next: While the forced march to remote education during the pandemic left both parents and schools unprepared, new tools offer the possibility of a more personalized approach to teaching via online classes.This morning the software company Adobe announced it would be partnering with leading online education platform Khan Academy to co-create online lesson plans that emphasize creative skills.The Khan Academy approach aims to meet students where they are, allowing parents and educators to craft classes to individual skill sets and achievement levels."Personalization would have been a utopian idea 30 years ago," says Salman Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, which saw its usage nearly triple after schools closed last spring. "But now we can personalize what the student needs versus giving everyone the same thing."What to watch: The rise of home schooling, arguably the most personalized form of education.The percentage of families home-schooling their children more than doubled during the pandemic to 11% of U.S. households, according to data from the Census Bureau. The catch: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds — especially those who lack reliable internet access — risk being left behind altogether, and the shift to a more personalized approach threatens to widen the already yawning education gap in the U.S.The bottom line: As the U.S. grows more fractured and polarized, in-person public education has remained one of the few experiences that most Americans share.A more personalized approach to education will change that — for better and for worse.Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
“Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness” is streaming now on Netflix Netflix dropped its four-part limited series “Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness” on Wednesday, and it’s chock-full of new and disturbing details in the Son of Sam serial killer case. Produced by reporter Joshua Zeman, “Sons of Sam” centers on investigative journalist Maury Terry and his decades-long search for what he believed to be the truth behind the murders of six people in New York City during the summer of 1977. Namely, Terry believed that convicted murderer David Berkowitz didn’t act alone in the slayings and was part of a satanic cult that ordered him to kill his victims. Each episode of “Sons of Sam” tracks Terry’s journey through more than two decades of research into the Son of Sam case — an investigation that took him from New York to South Dakota and eventually (as all cult stories seem to do) to Charles Manson territory in Southern California. Here are some of the most odd, intense and shocking details from “Sons of Sam,” which is streaming now on Netflix. (Warning: There are some descriptions of graphic violence.) Police refused to interview the real “sons of Sam” Producer Zeman said this was one of the details that really amazed him when looking into the case. The killer famously taunted police and reporters in New York with letters calling himself the “Son of Sam” and other devil-inspired monikers, which inspired the nickname for the case. But Terry had uncovered that Berkowitz, who was arrested for the killings, lived directly next door to two brothers named John and Michael Carr, who were the real-life sons of Sam Carr. What’s more, one of Berkowitz’s notes used several other names, thought at the time to be nicknames for the killer, though Terry thought they were monikers for other accomplices. The list included the “Wicked King Wicker” and “John Wheaties, rapist and suffocater of young girls.” Both of these could reference the Carr brothers — they lived on Wicker St. in Yonkers, near Berkowitz, and John Carr was nicknamed “Wheaties” after his sister, Wheat Carr. Both brothers also remarkably resembled early police sketches of the killers. But despite these clues, police never followed up with the Carr family. The brothers both died under mysterious “accidental” circumstances years after the killings, which increased Terry’s suspicions that they were involved with the crimes and were killed for knowing too much. “My mouth just literally dropped to the floor… when I heard that [the police] didn’t interview John or Michael Carr. It’s insane. How could you not?” Zeman told TheWrap. In interviews with Terry long after the case was closed and both Carr brothers were dead, Berkowitz said the Carrs were accomplices in his crimes and implied they were responsible for some of the murders. Berkowitz told Terry he only committed three of the six shootings, though he was present for all of them. Police sketches resembling John and Michael Carr. Photo: Netflix The discovery of “Devil’s Cave” in Yonkers Terry discovered an abandoned pump house in Untermeyer Park in Yonkers, N.Y., that was nicknamed Devil’s Cave, where he believed Berkowitz first became indoctrinated into the cult. There were reports from neighbors that groups of people with hoods and torches would gather in the woods near the structure, and multiple people, including Berkowitz, said cult initiations happened there where members would sacrifice dogs and drink their blood. While investigating Devil’s Cave, Terry discovered that it was mere steps from Berkowitz’s single-room apartment. He also found satanic symbols covering the walls of the cave and German Shepherd carcasses in the nearby woods. To Terry, this was proof of satanic cult activity going on near Berkowitz, and further fueled his theory that the cult — which he determined was called The Children — were involved in the killings. Maury Terry examines Devil’s Cave. Photo: Netflix Cult connections to Charles Manson, Robert de Grimston and Scientology Occult research often winds into endless loops and chasms of connections, which haunted Terry the longer he worked on the Son of Sam case. The connections he found that are unveiled in Netflix’s series are wide-reaching, to say the least. The cult Terry determined was operating in Yonkers, called The Children, had ties to Scientology and the West Coast. The Children was an offshoot of a cult called the Process Church of the Final Judgement, a group formed in Britain during 1966. Leaders Robert de Grimston and Mary Ann MacLean defected from a British division of L. Ron Hubbard’s Church of Scientology and brought their satanic teachings to the U.S. in the early 1970s. The group eventually splintered into smaller factions, each with different names but a similar core belief — that their satanic and murderous practices could bring about the end of the world. Terry reasoned that’s how The Children ended up in Yonkers and in Berkowitz’s backyard. He also discovered proof that de Grimston and Charles Manson attended a party together in California in the late 1960s, and theorized that meeting de Grimston influenced Manson’s apocalyptic visions of a race war that he used to incite his followers into murdering five people in the summer of 1969. Moskowitz murder caught on tape? One of Berkowitz’s most talked-about killings was the murder of 20-year-old Stacy Moskowitz, who was shot in the head while sitting in the car with her boyfriend, Robert Violante, who was blinded by the attack but survived. Moskowitz was the Son of Sam’s sixth and final murder victim. Terry’s investigation led him to several sources who claimed Moskowitz was killed for a snuff film because The Children wanted to record her execution and sell it “to the highest bidder.” The film never materialized, but Terry uncovered anecdotal evidence through a prison informant known only as Vinny that there were people in a van stationed near the lover’s lane where Moskowitz was killed, ready to film the murder. The informant claimed that a photographer named Ron Sisman — who was later murdered with a student, Elizabeth Platzman — filmed the murders. The informant linked Sisman to Hollywood producer and millionaire Roy Radin, who did have a penchant for throwing cocaine-fueled orgies and was linked to a rape. But it was never proven that Radin (identified as RR) had anything to do with the cult or the killings. Berkowitz’s confession The later episodes of “Sons of Sam” rely heavily on old footage from interviews between Berkowitz and Terry, especially clips where Berkowitz claims he didn’t act alone. In the series, Berkowitz tells Terry he wasn’t the person who pulled the trigger at all six murders, though he admits to being at all the crime scenes. Besides linking the Carr brothers to the crimes, though, Berkowitz refused to tell Terry anything else about who was involved, which led Terry to further assume there were cult members still alive and willing to hurt anyone who told the truth. Berkowitz also told Terry that when he joined The Children, he had to give them pictures of his family members, whom the cult promised to kill if he ever snitched. “Sons of Sam” director Zeman said he knows the names of the potential suspects, but didn’t disclose them in the show. “There’s a preponderance of evidence to suggest that Berkowitz didn’t act alone,” Zeman said. “I have been told the names of those individuals, some of whom are still alive. I think there’s obviously enough doubt to suggest that it’s worth looking into reopening the case.” “Sons of Sam” is now streaming on Netflix. Check out the trailer below. Read original story ‘Sons of Sam': 5 Most Shocking Details From the True Crime Docuseries At TheWrap
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - May 5, 2021) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Peloton Interactive, Inc. ("Peloton") (NASDAQ: PTON) between September 11, 2020 and April 16, 2021. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. To get ...
May 5—A man was hospitalized after police say he was shot in the abdomen early Wednesday in downtown Frederick. The Frederick Police Department responded at about 1:45 a.m. to the 100 block of North Court Street for a report of shots fired, according to a news release. They encountered a male, whose age was not disclosed, suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken ...
Supporters say it will promote parental involvement. Critics say it’s designed to intimidate teachers from discussing some topics.
A slim market rally faded as the Biden administration backed lifting Covid vaccine patents. But 10 stocks flashed buy signals, including several energy and commodity plays.
In Georgetown, Sen. McConnell refused to talk about Rep. Liz Cheney or many Republicans' baseless beliefs about the validity of the 2020 election.
Securities Litigation Partner James (Josh) Wilson Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 In Porch Group Inc. To Contact Him Directly To Discuss Their Options New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - May 5, 2021) - Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential claims against Porch Group Inc. ("Porch" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PRCH).If you suffered losses exceeding $50,000 investing in Porch stock or options and would like to discuss ...
"Digital nomads" aim to get back to mobile working after Covid, with many countries wooing them.