Billionaire accused of blasting ‘Gilligan’s Island’ theme song to torment neighbor

A billionaire former bond trader is being accused of tormenting his next-door neighbor — by blaring the “Gilligan’s Island” theme song on a loop, according to a report on Monday. “Bond King” Bill Gross allegedly launched the musical attack in … Read more…

New Queens beachfront French eatery opens during pandemic: ‘Everything is upside down’

When lawyer-turned-restaurateur James Mallios picked Arverne for his newest eatery, Bar Marseille, the narrow strip of oceanfront land in between Far Rockaway and Breezy Point was already going through a renaissance. The Queens beachfront locale — long home to many … Read more…

What Barrett, Republicans and Democrats said about religion at her controversial 2017 hearing

When Judge Amy Coney Barrett first appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, Republican and Democratic senators alike probed her religious views. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

President Trump refuses to urge supporters to “remain calm” while ballots are counted after election day

During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump refused to agree to urge his supporters to stay calm while the vote is counted after the November 3 election. He also would not say that he would wait for the election … Read more…

Apple finally starts selling directly to customers in the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. On Wednesday, Apple opened its first online store in India, marking the tech giant’s most direct bid yet to … Read more…

Up is down: Trump lies that Biden would ‘destroy’ Obamacare’s protections for pre-existing conditions

President Donald Trump told one of the most absurd lies of his relentlessly dishonest reelection campaign on Thursday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

Trump visibly distressed over Atlantic story fallout from claims he disparaged the military

President Donald Trump was visibly distressed this weekend over the fallout that ensued from the story published in The Atlantic alleging that he privately disparaged the war dead. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

9.1.20 Executive order confusion and stimulus package progress; More airlines drop change fees + flying cars

Clark talks about how the executive orders are rolling out. And will there be another stimulus package? It’s likely. But it’s hard to know when Congress will come to an agreement. Delta, Alaska, and American Airlines join United in dropping … Read more…

Internal tensions and a resignation to virus’ spread govern Trump’s pandemic response

A different approach toward the coronavirus pandemic is taking hold at the White House, as newcomer adviser Dr. Scott Atlas eclipses Dr. Anthony Fauci in influence and President Donald Trump and aides are resigned to the virus’ inevitable spread. CNN.com … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg slams Apple’s App Store ‘monopoly’ in leaked comments

Mark Zuckerberg poured gasoline on his simmering feud with Apple on Friday, slamming the company’s “stranglehold” on the iPhone’s App Store, saying it charges “monopoly rents.” In leaked remarks from Facebook’s weekly employee town hall obtained by BuzzFeed, Zuckerberg railed … Read more…

Republicans pitch Trump as an empathetic leader protecting the country from Democrats on convention’s first night

President Donald Trump and the GOP will seize the spotlight Monday evening on the first night of the Republican National Convention hoping to convince voters that he will preserve America as a “land of promise” while his rival Joe Biden … Read more…

Trump’s sister bitterly criticizes him in conversations secretly recorded by her niece Mary Trump

Maryanne Trump Barry bitterly criticized her brother, President Donald Trump, saying, “Donald’s out for Donald,” and appeared to confirm her niece Mary Trump’s previous allegations that he had a friend take his SATs to get into college, according to audio … Read more…

Joe Biden urges Americans to choose hope over fear in accepting Democratic nomination for president

Joe Biden takes the stage on Thursday for most important speech of his 50 years in politics, hoping to convince frustrated voters that he would be a more caring, competent and thoughtful president than Donald Trump. CNN.com – RSS Channel … Read more…

Postal service inspector general reviewing DeJoy’s policy changes and potential ethics conflicts

The internal watchdog at the United States Postal Service is reviewing controversial policy changes recently imposed under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and is also examining DeJoy’s compliance with federal ethics rules, according to a spokeswoman for the USPS inspector general … Read more…

Fact check: Interrupted by shooting, Trump continues to spin false narrative around mail-in voting and coronavirus

President Donald Trump turned his Monday news conference into a dishonesty spree, blitzing reporters with rapid-fire false claims on a variety of his favorite topics — the coronavirus pandemic, mail-in voting, China, Democrats generally and President Barack Obama in particular.  … Read more…

Trump advisers hesitated to give military options and warned adversaries over fears he might start a war

Amid escalating tensions with both North Korea and Iran, President Donald Trump’s advisers hesitated to give him military options fearing the President might accidentally take the US to war and deliberately informed their counterparts in both countries that they did … Read more…

Fact check: Another Trump briefing, more Trump falsehoods on coronavirus and mail-in voting

President Donald Trump’s Monday afternoon appearance in the White House briefing room was replete with the now-familiar Trump fare: dishonestly upbeat assessments of the pandemic situation, a series of inaccurate claims related to mail-in ballots and exaggerations about his own … Read more…

Au Pairs Come To The U.S. Seeking Cultural Exchange, But The State Department Often Fails To Protect Them

Au pair companies market their programs as a way to experience American culture. But many people told HuffPost it’s a poorly regulated, exploitative system that fails to act on allegations of physical and sexual abuse. Business – News, Opinion and … Read more…

McConnell formally unveils Senate Republicans’ stimulus proposal: ‘The American people need more help’

Senate Republicans on Monday are formally unveiling their stimulus proposal, which will serve as an opening bid ahead of bipartisan negotiations with Democrats as lawmakers scramble to respond to the ongoing economic and public health crisis sparked by the pandemic. … Read more…

Firm controlled by India’s richest man displaces Exxon as world’s No. 2 energy company

Reliance Industries Ltd. toppled Exxon Mobil Corp. to become the world’s largest energy company after Saudi Aramco, as investors piled into the conglomerate lured by the Indian firm’s digital and retail forays. Reliance, which is controlled by Asia’s richest man … Read more…