Hundreds of Afghans denied humanitarian entry into US

Hundreds of Afghans denied humanitarian entry into US

BOSTON — Haseena Niazi had pinned her hopes of getting her fiancé out of Afghanistan on a rarely used immigration provision. The 24-year-old Massachusetts resident was almost certain his application for humanitarian parole would get approved by the U.S. government, considering the evidence he provided on the threats from the Taliban he received while working on … Read more

“A True Cosmic Monster!” Violent High-Frequency Oscillations Captured in Gigantic Eruption of a Neutron Star

"A True Cosmic Monster!" Violent High-Frequency Oscillations Captured in Gigantic Eruption of a Neutron Star

Credit: RUVID An international scientific group with outstanding Valencian participation has managed to measure for the first time oscillations in the brightness of a neutron star – magnetar – during its most violent moments. In just a tenth of a second, the magnetar released energy equivalent to that produced by the Sun in 100,000 years. … Read more

Teva’s stock swings to a sharp loss after jury finds its U.S. subsidiary violated rights of New Yorkers

Oracle close to deal to acquire Cerner for more than $30 billion cash: WSJ

Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TEVA, -5.10% sank 4.6% in afternoon trading Thursday, reversing an earlier gain of as much as 3.1%, after New York Attorney General Letitia James said a jury found that the drug maker’s subsidiary Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and violated rights of New Yorkers, as a contributor to the opioid crisis. … Read more

Neil Patrick Harris displays stuffed replicas of his dogs

Neil Patrick Harris displays stuffed replicas of his dogs

Neil Patrick Harris received an interesting Christmas gift. (Photo: Elton John AIDS Foundation/Getty Images for the Elton John AIDS Foundation) Neil Patrick Harris on Thursday offered a peek at an “awesome” gift he received this year: stuffed replicas of his three family dogs. Unusual, right? The Matrix Resurrections actor shared a photo of the product … Read more

Bill De Blasio leaves NYC City Hall with broken promises

Bill De Blasio leaves NYC City Hall with broken promises

Bill de Blasio’s come-from-behind victory in the 2013 mayoral race gave New York City its first progressive leader in generations — and unleashed eight years of controversy and turbulence that led voters to change course and choose successor Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain who ran on a pro-business, law-and-order platform. De Blasio, who was … Read more

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Nancy Pelosi buys call options for Google, Disney stocks

Nancy Pelosi buys call options for Google, Disney stocks

Congress is in recess for the holidays — but Nancy Pelosi has kept busy playing the market. The Democratic majority leader and her husband, Paul Pelosi, recently bought millions of dollars worth of call options for stocks including Google, Salesforce, Roblox and Disney, financial disclosures published Thursday show.  The purchases occurred from Dec. 17 to … Read more