×

Uncategorized

Bringing nature indoors during COVID-19 lockdown

By Kevin Nute University of Hawaii Pandemics change everything, including the way we design buildings. After the 1918 Spanish flu and the scourge of tuberculosis, there was a push for “healthier” buildings, “full of light and air,” as the Swiss architect Le Corbusier put it. This ...

Fear of the Future: Class of 2020 enters a world in crisis

By SHARON COHEN and JOCELYN GECKER The Associated Press Tyler Lyson watched his parents’ financial collapse in the Great Recession, a decade ago. He vowed he’d find the security they never had: He would get a college degree. The 27-year-old won a full scholarship to the University of ...

Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lectern

By COLLIN BINKLEY The Associated Press This year’s college graduates won’t get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won’t get to toss their caps amid a sea of classmates. Instead, they have to settle for online ceremonies while their diplomas are mailed home. But at ...

Aircraft carrier returns to sea after coronavirus outbreak

By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — After nearly two months sidelined in Guam with a coronavirus outbreak, the USS Theodore Roosevelt has gone out to sea for training, in preparation to return to duty in the Pacific. The ship has been docked in Guam since March 27, as ...

First piece of disputed Keystone XL oils sands pipeline finished

By MATTHEW BROWN The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. But it has not resolved a courtroom setback that would make ...

Clarkson, Trebek among Daytime Emmy nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first season of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” received Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for best entertainment talk show and host, while “Jeopardy!” veteran Alex Trebek’s nod for best game show host could give him a second consecutive win in the ...

Clinton and Patterson again team up for book

NEW YORK (AP) — After co-writing the best-selling adult novel of 2018, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for another political thriller. “The President’s Daughter” will be released in June 2021, the book’s publishers announced Thursday. As with the million-selling ...

Cuomo: Summer school in New York state will be online

By KAREN MATTHEWS, MARINA VILLENEUVE and MICHAEL HILL The Associated Press NEW YORK — Summer school students will not be reporting to the classroom. New York City will deliver 1 million meals a day to fight hunger during the outbreak. State labor officials hit with a flood of ...

N.Y. archdiocese unveils plan for phased worship reopening

By ELANA SCHOR The Associated Press NEW YORK — The Archdiocese of New York on Thursday released a plan for a phased-in reopening during the coronavirus pandemic, using protocols developed with the advice of medical professionals to help safeguard worshipers. The five-phase plan for the ...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen released from prison

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was released from federal prison Thursday to serve the remainder of his sentence at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a surgical mask and a baseball cap, Cohen arrived at his ...

NBA closing in on its comeback plan

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press Something is finally clear in the uncertain NBA: Players believe they’re going to play games again this season. The obvious questions — How? Where? When? — remain unanswered. Testing, part of the new normal of this coronavirus era, will be a ...

NFL considering several rules changes

By ROB MAADDI The Associated Press The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew. The league also is looking at other rules changes, including an alternative to the onside kick. NFL clubs received a list of ...

NHLPA board voting on return to play format

By STEPHEN WHYNO and JOHN WAWROW The Associated Press The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ...

Age-defying Gore still running, excited to help Jets win

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. The Associated Press NEW YORK — Frank Gore just keeps running — defying logic and Father Time with each hard-fought yard. At 37 years old, the star running back is considered ancient in football terms, playing a position at which most guys his age and with his ...

Briscoe’s heartbreaking week ends with victory

By PETE IACOBELLI The Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Chase Briscoe was grateful to bring a moment or two of happiness to wife Marissa in the worst week of their lives. It was Tuesday, during a 12-week exam, that they learned that their expected child — they only learned Monday ...

Busch, Elliott incident could spark new NASCAR rivalry

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch is NASCAR’s reigning Cup champion and the resident villain of the series. Chase Elliott has been voted most popular driver the last two years and is quickly building a loyal and rabid fan base. Their on-track tussle at ...

MLB players union responds to protocols

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players’ association gave management a wide-ranging response Thursday to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic. Management had presented the union and the 30 teams the proposed draft last Friday. The ...

Cubs, Pirates make cuts to payrolls

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season. The Cubs are instituting pay cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates ...

U.S. Olympic Committee cuts staff

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is eliminating 51 positions and furloughing 33 more as part of a dramatic cut in staffing designed to trim up to 20% of its budget to respond to shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of ...

As focus grows on nursing homes, NYC offers free virus tests

By JENNIFER PELTZ and KAREN MATTHEWS The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City is offering free coronavirus testing at nursing homes amid growing scrutiny of outbreaks that have killed more of their residents in New York than in any other state. It’s the latest in a series of ...