Cops fired over violent, racist talk about Black people: We are going to ‘start slaughtering them’

Three police officers in Wilmington, North Carolina, were fired after their department discovered patrol-car video of conversations containing violent, racist comments about Black people, officials announced Wednesday. The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and Officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore. Each was accused of violating standards of conduct, […]


DeMaurice Smith: Tom Brady workouts “not in the best interest of player safety”

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has continued to flout the NFLPA’s suggestions about offseason workouts. And the head of the union made it clear he’s not thrilled with Brady’s decision, for reasons that go beyond the players who are putting themselves at risk by gathering in one of the country’s biggest COVID-19 hotspots. “Those practices are […]


Filling and thrifty: Tom Hunt’s recipe for pasta mista frittata

Lately, I’ve been exploring ideas for one-pot-wonders. This has rekindled my love of pasta, and resulted in an abundance of shapes filling our cupboards, from rigatoni to rotelle. This wealth of pasta led to my discovery of pasta mista, a thrifty Italian secret that involves cooking with a variety of pasta shapes, making the likes […]


A cash cliff spells trouble for U.S. unemployed, and everyone else

Judith Ramirez is bracing for July. That’s when the hotel housekeeper and her electrician husband – who have both been out of work for three months – expect their combined unemployment benefits to drop by more than half, and their deferred $1,500 monthly mortgage payment on their Honolulu home to come due. It’s a cash […]


The iPadification of the Mac is coming, no touchscreen required

The most famous Apple keynote slide in recent memory is one giant, single word with a period that slammed down with a little puff of dust in 2018: “No.” It was software and engineering SVP Craig Federighi’s answer to the question of whether or not the Mac and the iPad would merge. He used that […]


Not my cup of tea: Spat over hot drinks brews between U.S., U.K. ambassadors

Almost 250 years after the Boston Tea Party, trouble is again brewing between the United States and the United Kingdom over the hot drink. This time it is unlikely to inspire a full-blown revolution, but it has sparked a public but very diplomatic difference of opinion between the British ambassador to the U.S. and her […]