An old military truck used during flooding sits parked at the Carlos Escobar Lopez vocational school which will be used as a shelter during this year's hurricane season in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations. less … [Read more...] about Battered Caribbean prepares for hurricanes amid pandemic
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Weinstein was convicted in February of first-degree criminal sex act for the 2006 assault of Miriam Haleyi, as well as third-degree rape for the assault of former actress Jessica Mann. Before his conviction, Weinstein had denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. A representative for Weinstein did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment regarding the new lawsuit. … [Read more...] about Four More Women Accuse Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Abuse. One Was 17 Years Old.
At the heart of that criticism was Klobuchar's handling of the case of Myon Burrell, a Minnesota teenager who was sentenced to life in prison for a 2002 murder under then-County Attorney Klobuchar. Burrell continues to claim he is innocent and, in interviews around Klobuchar's presidential campaign, argued that the would-be senator was too focused on getting any sort of a conviction that she did not actually look into the details of the case. … [Read more...] about Klobuchar’s vice presidential hopes take hit amid unrest in Minnesota
Cynde Soto, 63, said it felt like “someone had punched me in the gut” when she heard about the governor’s plan to cut the In-Home Supportive Services budget. As a quadriplegic, the Long Beach resident worries that state cutbacks could force her into a nursing home. On top of that, she fears she might lose her Medi-Cal dental and vision care if Newsom’s other cuts are approved. … [Read more...] about Newsom’s budget cuts would hit Californians most vulnerable to coronavirus
The government payments may have prevented income from collapsing but they did not “stimulate” the economy by much. Consumer spending in the U.S. fell 13.6 percent in April, a $1.91 trillion decline. Economists had expected a 12.6 percent decrease. It may be that spending would have fallen by even more without the rise in income. … [Read more...] about U.S. Incomes Soared 10.5% in April and Saving Rate Hit Highest Level Ever