Walter Becker, the co-founder and guitarist of the influential rock group Steely Dan, dies at 67
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TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state media are reporting that philosopher Dariush Shayegan, known for his book “Cultural Schizophrenia,” has died at the age of 83. The state-run IRNA news agency said on Thursday that Shayegan spent nearly two months at a Tehran hospital after suffering a stroke in January. Shayegan was among Iranian scholars who […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With two wins built on last-moment heroics and a 98-year-old nun turned international celebrity, Loyola-Chicago is the Cinderella of the Sweet 16, back making a run for a championship 55 years after winning the NCAA Tournament. Its 1963 title run was also marked by captivating moments from a team that won while […]
Egyptians go to the polls next week in what is essentially a one-candidate election considered by critics to be a return of sorts to authoritarian rule, after a 2011 revolution that sparked loftier expectations for the region. But the bigger picture is that in the Middle East as a whole, democracy has largely failed to […]
BEIJING — China’s merging of its major government-owned broadcast networks under the ruling Communist Party’s propaganda arm aims to strengthen the party’s control over messaging at a time when Beijing is struggling to sooth concerns about its rising global influence, analysts and state media said Wednesday. The move comes amid a push by President Xi […]
Back to the madness of March and the Sweet 16, starring Loyola-Chicago, Kansas State, Syracuse and whatever other underdog you might want to throw in there — maybe Florida State or Texas A&M. For drama, look no further than the South Region, where the top four seeds are home watching the NCAA Tournament on TV. […]
BANGKOK — A chartered tour bus lost control on a downhill curve in Thailand’s northeast and slid off the side of the road, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens more, reports said. In addition to the dead, another 33 passengers were hurt in Wednesday night’s accident in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thai PBS television […]
NEWPORT, Ore. — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right and […]
AL-SWAQA, Jordan — A U.S.-funded counterterrorism centre has opened in Jordan where law enforcement officers from partner countries in the Middle East and beyond can practice shooting, storming hideouts and responding to bomb threats. The Jordan Gendarmerie Training Academy is the second such facility in the pro-Western kingdom. It opened on Thursday. Paul Davies, director […]
LOS ANGELES — Although the first wave of a worrisome Pacific storm hasn’t caused any major problems in California, forecasters say the worst is still to come, leaving authorities and disaster-weary residents on edge. Record rain fell Wednesday in parts of Southern California where thousands of people have been evacuated because of the threat of […]
KODIAK, Alaska — The Alaska village of Larsen Bay — with a population of 87 — will have its first luxury cruise ship visit this summer. Kodiak city harbourmaster Lon White said it’s the first time he can remember a cruise liner visiting one of Kodiak’s outlying villages. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Wednesday that […]
The video released Wednesday shows 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg walking onto the roadway from a darkened area and stopping the moment before she was struck.
As the snow falls in Westchester County, residents say it’s the wind they’re worried about. Many fear it might topple more trees, causing another round of power outages.
Hundreds of flights have already been canceled at area airports as rail roads say riders should expect delays and possible suspensions throughout the day.
New York City public schools will be open Thursday, officials say. The announcement came Wednesday evening, while a winter storm warning remained in effect for the Tri-State Area.
Officials on Long Island are urging residents to stay safe as a “significant winter storm” bears down on the area.
D’Angelo Russell scored 19 points and LeVert added 11 for the Nets, whose two-game winning streak was cut short. They have yet to have won three consecutive this season.
Miami held a 27-8 edge in points off turnovers, and shot 56 percent. The Heat were 15 for 34 from 3-point range.
Authorities have banned all tractor-trailers, passenger cars pulling trailers, motorcycles and RVs from traveling on I-78, I-80, I-280 and I-287.
Giancarlo Stanton says he is prepared for the scrutiny he will attract during his first season with the New York Yankees.
Authorities say Mark Anthony Conditt blew himself up in a motel parking lot overnight as a SWAT team approached his SUV.
The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Doc Searls, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, March 17, 2018.
G3: Fraud Legs — Mary Hodder, Francine Hardaway, Maria Ogneva, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 16, 2018.
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Society is beginning to wake up to a tremendous shift in one of the most fundamental underpinnings to how we live our lives: the credit system. Even though it’s not commonly known, credit infrastructure has existed about as long as civilization itself. In one way or another, credit systems have always formalized the one essential basis for relationships between people: trust. Read More
It takes a village to grow a startup, so Village Global is offering access to a deep network of top tech execs to lure founders to its seed fund. Today, Village Global announced it’s raised $100 million for that fund that was first unveiled in September.
In exchange for equity, portfolio companies get investment plus mentorship from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s… Read More
Leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence to glean information from large data sets is the greatest technology opportunity of a generation. After a decade of acquiring talent from startups and research universities, tech companies like Facebook, Google and Uber have amassed some of the best AI teams in the world.
However, we are not seeing the impact we deserve beyond the… Read More
Walmart announced today it will expand its online grocery delivery service to more than 40 percent of U.S. households by year-end, growing from its current availability in just six markets to over 100 metro areas during that time. That means it will be making deliveries from 800 stores in total. The news is the latest salvo in Walmart’s quickly escalating war with Amazon, which just… Read More
The Salve Regina hockey team is making program history as it embarks on a Frozen Four run. The Seahawks are now just two wins away from a na…
(WPRI) – Dan Hurley watch continues with the Rhode Island head coach still weighing his options on where he’ll coach next season. Hurley has…
The decision to close state offices triggered a policy that pays essential workers overtime to come in on snow days.
There were only two school districts who did not cancel classes on Wednesday. One of them was the city of Pawtucket.
When Call 12 for Action contacted the North Attleboro and Warwick locations, associates said liquidation sales are expected to start Thursda…
As a result of a complaint into the RISPCA, 25 French bulldogs, approximately 100 snakes and hundreds of rats were seized from a home in Smi…
John Stamos “can’t wait” to become a father as he shared a funny Instagram photo of himself wearing a fake baby bump
Pink’s daughter Willow is fascinated by makeup and she’s letting it shine through in her first ever makeup tutorial
Charlotte Pence, the oldest daughter of the second family, endorsed John Oliver’s parody children’s book about her family’s pet rabbit
Alyssa Milano posted a statement to her Facebook page on Wednesday, defending the farmworker women who have claimed they not only face sexual abuse, but also work without pay, work in scorpion-infested conditions and were even beaten when they tried to quit.
Patrick Hickey, 54, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to accusations he had sex with an underage female student 30 years ago while he was a teacher
Facebook reportedly misused the information of 50 million users to target election ads tied to the Trump campaign in 2015
Céline Dion canceled a series of shows at her Las Vegas residency for a “minimally invasive surgical procedure”
Survivor airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on CBS
Investors have approved what may be the largest compensation deal in history for their CEO
Footage raises new questions.
A pandemic would cost $4.8% of GDP today. That’s $3 trillion.
Blockchain is the best hope for managing privacy issues
He plans some changes.
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