Jeffrey Epstein’s prison guards to complete community service

Jeffrey Epstein's prison guards to complete community service

US prosecutors ended the criminal case against the two Manhattan prison guards tasked with guarding convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his suicide and who admitted to falsifying records. Federal prosecutors Thursday asked a judge to dismiss charges against Tova Noel and Michael Thomas in Manhattan following their six-month deferred prosecution deal reached … Read more

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Ready for Sunshield Deployment and Cooldown

Webb Sunshield Deployment Animation

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab With Webb’s first major structural deployments completed and the observatory’s Deployable Tower Assembly extended, we are taking a step back to learn more about Webb’s sunshield. Observatory Project Scientist Michael McElwain, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, provided these thoughts: “The Webb telescope and science instruments … Read more

Stock market news live updates: December 31, 2021

Stock market news live updates: December 31, 2021

Futures ticked up modestly on Thursday ahead of Wall Street’s last trading day of 2021. U.S. equity markets will be open on New Year’s Eve for the first time in a decade thanks to NYSE Rule 7.2, which states trading is closed either Friday or Monday if a holiday falls on a weekend, with the … Read more

With ‘Harry Potter’ reunion, HBO finds itself between J.K. Rowling and a hard place

With 'Harry Potter' reunion, HBO finds itself between J.K. Rowling and a hard place

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling at the world premiere of the film “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” in Paris. (Christophe Ena / AP) When HBO announced its upcoming reunion special “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,” the star-studded lineup did not include You-Know-Who. In the weeks leading up to the highly anticipated program, … Read more

Cavaliers acquiring Rajon Rondo in trade with Lakers

Cavaliers acquiring Rajon Rondo in trade with Lakers

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. Report: Cavs acquiring Rondo in trade with Lakers originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Rajon Rondo appears to be headed back to the Eastern Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers are working on a deal to send the veteran … Read more

Most kids in ICU with COVID-19 had underlying conditions

Most kids in ICU with COVID-19 had underlying conditions

Sign up for our special edition newsletter to get a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic. Healthy young kids in New York may be spared from the worst of Omicron.  The majority of children hospitalized in recent weeks with serious cases of COVID-19 at one major New York City pediatric center had underlying conditions or … Read more

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Why Meta, Amazon, and Zynga Are Baird’s Top Internet Stock Picks

Why Meta, Amazon, and Zynga Are Baird's Top Internet Stock Picks

Text size Zynga headquarters in San Francisco. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg The internet will be a “menu of opportunities” for 2022, according to Baird analyst Colin Sebastian. For Sebastian, the top picks on next year’s menu are Meta Platforms (ticker: FB), Amazon.com ( AMZN ), and Zynga (ZNGA). “Investors remain focused on shorter-term trends, near-term comps, … Read more

Dionne Warwick vows to retaliate after Oreo sent her ‘outrageous items’

Dionne Warwick vows to retaliate after Oreo sent her ‘outrageous items’

Dionne Warwick, who hilariously became the reigning queen of Twitter last year for roasting celebrities like Chance the Rapper and The Weeknd, has found herself a new adversary. The legendary singer recently called out Oreo for its interesting flavors and now she is promising retaliation. Like all epic friends-to-foes stories, Warwick’s relationship with Oreo started … Read more