Pictures on social media captured the smoking, crumpled sedan, angled in the air atop the metal stanchions. Witnesses also reported pedestrians, apparently injured, sprawled on the street. “It happened so fast, it was a lot of smoke and fire, you couldn’t see nothing,” a witness told CBS 2. “It was a very big surprise; I was scared because I remember Paris and I was scared to get closer.” … [Read more...] about Vehicle Strikes Pedestrians Near Times Square, Killing One Person
Workers were in strike
Canada also won protection from any future U.S. auto tariffs, but the nature of those protections was not clear. A source within the administration told the Times that Canada and Mexico would receive “accommodations” if Trump imposes auto tariffs. Steel and aluminum tariffs were not resolved as part of the agreement and are being addressed separately. … [Read more...] about U.S. and Canada Strike a Deal to Save NAFTA
Even so, small business owners, lawmakers, and policy experts are scratching their heads as to how such a potentially valuable lifeline seemed to be cut adrift. “EIDL has been left behind,” said Jared Bernstein, a fellow at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities think tank and a former top economic adviser in the Barack Obama White House. “The problem with the PPP is it’s overly focused on payrolls, whereas a lot of businesses are facing shutdown due to fixed costs such as rent, outstanding loans, and restocking inventory on the other side of the crisis.” … [Read more...] about Five Million People Need This Lifeline. But It’s Gone Broke.
So far African nations have relied on tests donated by the Jack Ma Foundation, sourced via partners including the WHO and procured via a newly created platform that pools African countries’ purchasing efforts on the international market. … [Read more...] about South Africa has virus testing backlog of nearly 100,000
Tante Zabi and the American airmen staying with her knew nothing of Petiot. But on Christmas Eve, Tom Applewhite got a taste of the underworld that swirled around them, when he was taken to meet “Le Boss,” as he called him — who may have been the head of the Comet Line operations in Paris at that point. The Boss ordered up a lunch of horsemeat for Tom while he asked him about his service and his experiences on the escape route thus far. But Tom mistrusted him deeply, and tried to answer with his own questions. The boss cut him off. Only he would ask questions, and he wanted answers. Applewhite remembered him years later as pasty-faced, oily, and evil-looking, “like Peter Lorre,” only bigger. … [Read more...] about Angels of the Resistance (and a Serial Killer) in Nazi-Occupied Paris