Sunday, December 5, 2021
The FDA Just Authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids Age 5 to 11

The FDA Just Authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids Age 5 to 11

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WASHINGTON (AP)—The Food and Drug Administration on Friday paved the way for children ages 5 to 11 to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA cleared kid-size doses—just a third of the amount given to teens and adults—for emergency use, and up to 28 million more American children could be eligible for vaccinations as early as…
Afghan Survivors of U.S. Drone Strike: Sorry ‘Is Not Enough’

Afghan Survivors of U.S. Drone Strike: Sorry ‘Is Not Enough’

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Sorry is not enough for the Afghan survivors of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family, including seven children. Emal Ahmadi, whose 3-year-old daughter Malika was killed on Aug. 29, when the U.S. hellfire missile struck his elder brother’s car, told The Associated Press on Saturday that…
Russia Says Climate Change Is a Big Priority. Its Real Goal at COP 26 Will Be Slowing Down Progress

Russia Says Climate Change Is a Big Priority. Its Real Goal at COP 26...

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When a Kremlin spokesperson announced last week that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not be attending the U.N. COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow in person, he wanted to make it clear that it wasn’t because Putin didn’t care. On the contrary, Dmitry Peskov told reporters, climate change is “one of our foreign policy’s most…
Lessons for This Moment in Business From a Hit Broadway Show

Lessons for This Moment in Business From a Hit Broadway Show

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Like so much of the world in the spring of 2020, The Lehman Trilogy shut down before it really even got started, after just four preview performances on Broadway. This past September, the play—about the roughly 160-year rise and fall of Lehman Brothers, from the investment bank’s origins in the American slave trade to its…
Shahana Hanif On Making History As New York City’s First Muslim Councilmember

Shahana Hanif On Making History As New York City’s First Muslim Councilmember

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On Nov. 2, Shahana Hanif made history by becoming the first Muslim woman elected to the New York City Council. The Bangladeshi American, who ran on a progressive platform and was endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Working Families Party, won a seat in Brooklyn to make history in a city where more than…
Police Say They’re Ready for Rally Supporting Jan. 6 Rioters

Police Say They’re Ready for Rally Supporting Jan. 6 Rioters

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WASHINGTON — The fence around the Capitol is back up. The District of Columbia’s police department is at the ready. The U.S. Capitol Police have requested assistance from nearby law enforcement agencies including the National Guard. The Capitol Police are taking no chances as they prepare for Saturday’s rally at the Capitol in support of…
Lava Surges From Spanish Island’s Volcano After New Vents Open Up

Lava Surges From Spanish Island’s Volcano After New Vents Open Up

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MADRID — Several new volcanic vents have opened up on the Spanish island of La Palma, releasing new lava that is speeding down a ridge and threatening to widen the damages on evacuated land, roads and homes, authorities said Sunday. The molten rock coming out from the main new vent was very fluid and was…
Alec Baldwin and Others Involved With the Movie Rust Might Face Legal Fallout From the Shooting Tragedy

Alec Baldwin and Others Involved With the Movie Rust Might Face Legal Fallout From...

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LOS ANGELES — Alec Baldwin the actor, who pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming “Rust” in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director, likely won’t be held criminally or civilly liable for the tragedy. But Alec Baldwin the producer might be, along with several others in leadership positions…
Male Who Take Six Months of Parental Leave Are ‘Losers,’ Says a Prominent Venture Capitalist

Male Who Take Six Months of Parental Leave Are ‘Losers,’ Says a Prominent Venture...

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Joe Lonsdale, a founder of Palantir Technologies Inc. and a prolific venture capitalist, stoked a debate on Twitter about parental leave, saying any prominent man who takes six months off with his newborn is “a loser.” The comment was made in response to a tweet about Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Transportation secretary who took time…
Robert Durst Hospitalized With COVID-19

Robert Durst Hospitalized With COVID-19

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LOS ANGELES — New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who days ago was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday. Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin said he was notified that Durst was admitted after testing positive for the coronavirus. DeGuerin told multiple media outlets that Durst…