NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Scott Rudin, one of the biggest producers on Broadway , is stepping back from his duties amid accusations that he was abusive to colleagues. Rudin was supposed to be the lead producer of the upcoming revival of “The Music Man,” starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, but now he is reportedly removing himself from “active participation” in his current shows after recent reports of verbal abuse and a toxic culture in his office. READ MORE: Lionel Virgile, Accused Of Throwing Bleach And Molotov Cocktail At NYPD, Facing Federal Charges The 62-year-old has been behind recent hits like “Hello, Dolly!” starring Bette Midler, “The Iceman Cometh” with Denzel Washington” and “The Ferryman,” which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2019. Rudin released the following statement Saturday: “After a period of reflection, I’ve made the decision to step back from active participation on our Broadway productions, effective immediately. My roles will be filled … [Read more...] about Producer Scott Rudin Will ‘Step Back’ From Broadway Duties After Allegations Of Abusive Behavior
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Colin Moran hit an early three-run homer, then had an RBI double in the 10th inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday. The Pirates withstood a two-homer performance from Milwaukee’s Daniel Vogelbach to win the deciding game of this series. Pittsburgh has won two of three in each of its last three series to recover from an early six-game skid. READ MORE: Restored Plane That Led D-Day Bombings Will Visit Dayton Ohio Pittsburgh’s Bryan Reynolds and Milwaukee’s Avisaíl García also homered. Moran hit a leadoff double off J.P. Feyereisen (0-1) to bring home automatic runner Bryan Reynolds from second base. Richard Rodríguez (1-0) earned the win with two innings of perfect relief. Rodríguez has allowed one hit, one walk and no runs in 6 1/3 innings this season. With Jackie Bradley Jr. on second to start the bottom of the 10th, Rodríguez retired Vogelbach and Garcia on a pair of flyballs before striking out Travis Shaw to … [Read more...] about Moran’s RBI Double In 10th Gives Pirates 6-5 Win And Series Victory Over Brewers
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a push Sunday for more federal funding for the New York City Housing Authority . While President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan puts aside $40 billion for public housing, advocates and local leaders say that’s not enough. READ MORE : What President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Means For New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the president to double that amount, to $80 billion. “That will be money to deal with NYCHA’s backlog, but also make this housing resilient and make this housing able to meet the climate needs of the 21st century,” Schumer said. “Public housing has been neglected, left to get worse, and we’re not gonna stand for it anymore.” READ MORE : Vice President Kamala Harris Visits New Haven On Nationwide Tour To Promote American Rescue Plan Schumer said some problems public housing residents face are toxic mold, leaky roofs, and broken elevators. … [Read more...] about With NYCHA In Mind, Schumer Plans To Pressure Biden To Double American Jobs Plan Funding For Public Housing
Amid the eulogies and ceremonies, the presiding priest at Boulder police Officer Eric Talley‘s funeral for a moment directed his comments directly at the hundreds of officers who gathered in the Lafayette church to mourn the officer killed while responding to a report of an active shooter. “This service would have been for any one of you if you had been first on the scene,” Rev. Daniel Nolan said at the funeral . “That is a risk every day you put on your badges.” When Talley and two other officers charged into the Boulder King Soopers, they were following modern police strategy on responding to reports of an active shooter. They pulled up to the store, grabbed equipment from their cars and, about a minute after arriving, ran into the building to immediately confront the suspect. They didn’t pause to wait for back up or a more heavily-armed SWAT team. They weren’t even wearing helmets, video shows . “Talley, (unintelligible), and myself are going in,” one of the three officers … [Read more...] about Boulder police officers didn’t wait for backup to confront King Soopers shooter. That’s exactly what modern police tactics teach.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With vaccinations accelerating, a growing number of people are venturing out and spending more money. The Commerce Department said retail sales surged 9.8% in March, almost double what analysts expected. A hunger for normalcy has Americans filling up restaurants again. Doug Collister is a partner at China Live in San Francisco. READ MORE: Zoo Miami Helps Discover A Brand New Spider Species In Miami He said, “Restaurants are coming back to life and doing what we love, which is hospitality for our diners and our guests, and it’s what we live for.” People are spending more time in stores as well, giving struggling retailers a much-needed boost. “I feel comfortable being out here, and I’m happy to spend what money I have, you know? Enjoying my life,” said shopper Tim Jones. Mark Hamrick, an economic analyst with Bankrate.com, said, “I think we have a lot of reasons to smile right now with respect to what’s happening in the U.S. economy.” READ MORE: … [Read more...] about Retail Sales Surge Almost Double What Analysts Predicted