Gruden sues NFL over publication of his offensive emails
Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL, alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden’s career by leaking old emails he had sent that included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments.
NYT reporters writing young person's edition of 'She Said'
This combination of photos shows the cover image forChasing the Truth: A Young Journalists Guide to Investigative Reporting, left, and a portrait of New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, at the Time 100 Gala in New York on April 24, 2018.. Their book will be published Sept. 14. (Philomel via AP, left, and AP Photo)NEW YORK – An acclaimed book by two New York Times journalists who won Pulitzer Prizes for their investigation of Harvey Weinstein is coming out in an edition for young reporters. “Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting,” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, will be published Sept. 14 by Philomel, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. In 2019, Kantor and Twohey released “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.”“With ‘Chasing the Truth,’ we’re inviting young people into investigative journalism," Kantor and Twohey said in a statement Wednesday. "We’re excited to show them how this work can uncover hidden truths, hold the powerful to account and help drive social change.”Kantor and Twohey, along with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker, won Pulitzers in 2018 for “impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers.”
NY Times says it needs culture change, better inclusion
FILE - This June 22, 2019, file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. In a report to its employees in February 2021, The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK – The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color. A survey of employees didn't just uncover bad news; 95% of Times employees said they felt pride in working at the paper, and most have had positive experiences. “We also believe it will make The Times a better place to work, for all of us.”
NYT's 'Caliphate' podcast withdrawn as Pulitzer finalist
FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. The 12-part series won a Peabody Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The Times said its journalists should have done a better job vetting him, and not included his story as part of the podcast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK – A high-profile podcast on terrorism from The New York Times that had been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize was withdrawn as a contest entry in the wake of the newspaper saying the claims of a man central to “Caliphate" could not be verified. “We volunteered to return the citation and the Pulitzer Prize Board accepted the offer," The Times said in an email to The Associated Press.
NYT's Maggie Haberman has deal for Trump book
NEW YORK – One of the top chroniclers of the Trump administration, New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman, has a book deal. Penguin Press announced Thursday that the Pulitzer Prize winner's book, currently untitled, would come out in 2022. “Maggie Haberman’s book will be an instant classic, a definitive and fascinating account of Donald Trump, his life and his presidency," Penguin vice president and publisher Scott Moyers said in a statement . Haberman was represented by the Javelin literary agency, whose other clients include former FBI Director James Comey and former National Security Advisor John Bolton. In 2017, Haberman and fellow Times reporter Glenn Thrush reached an agreement with Random House for a book on Trump, but the deal fell through after Thrush was accused by several women of sexual harassment.
New River Valley health officials ask community to be vigilant in preventing the spread of COVID-19
RADFORD, Va – The city of Radford is ranked number five on the New York Times list of COVID-19 hotspots in the state of Virginia. The city has seen 97 new COVID-19 cases in the last week. Noelle Bissell with the New River Health District says most of the cases are from both the student population at Radford University and socialization of city residents. She warns of misconceptions that might come from data that isn’t coming directly from the health department. Bissell also says Radford might be quick to show up on a hot spot list because it has a population of less than 20,000.
Radford City Schools continue virtual learning until September 14 due to COVID-19 concerns
RADFORD, Va – Radford City Schools will continue virtual learning for the next two weeks as the number of Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the city. Full release from city schools:Due to the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in Radford CIty resulting in Radford being recognized as one of the top ten “Hot Spots” in the nation for COVID-19 cases, Radford City Schools will continue with virtual learning for hybrid students and Virtual Radford students as we did last week. We do have some exposures and cases of COVID-19 in our school community population, but they were contracted outside of our school system. As we continue with virtual learning for the next two weeks, we will also continue our food distribution program on Mondays from 4:30-6:30 at the Belle Heth cafeteria. Please review your email this weekend for more information and details regarding the extension of our virtual learning platform and instructional strategies, including synchronous opportunities for the next two weeks.
NYT: President Trump aides ask about adding him to Mount Rushmore
Aides to President Trump have reportedly asked South Dakotas governor about adding the 45th president to Mount Rushmore, according to the New York Times. The article claims that the president and South Dakotas Gov. Kristi Noem talked about the monument in 2018 during a visit to the Oval Office, when Trump told her it was his dream to be on Mount Rushmore. The president previously mentioned his desire to be added to the monument during a 2017 campaign rally in Youngstown, Ohio.
Teen charged in connection to Tessa Majors death sentenced to at least six months in detention
NEW YORK – One of the teenagers charged in connection with the murder of a Charlottesville native attending college in New York City will spend at least 6 months in a juvenile detention center, according to the New York Times. The 14-year-old suspect was charged as a juvenile and pleaded guilty to a robbery charge. He admitted he was with two teenagers who are now charged with murder in the stabbing death of Tessa Majors. He was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in a juvenile detention center. The Barnard College student was killed in a New York City park back in December.
Headlines, op-ed prompt staff protests at NY Times, Inquirer
FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. Some staff members at The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer called in sick to protest editorial decisions they found insensitive about protests over George Floyd's death. Several Times journalists responded on social media by saying the article puts black staff members in danger. Some 30 members, out of a staff of about 210, skipped work for the same reason, a spokesman said. Richard Prince, a former staff member at the Washington Post who writes Journal-isms, an online column about diversity issues, said the online uprising illustrates both newspapers need to do a better job listening to and acting on the concerns of black staff members.
Liberty University pressing charges against journalists
NEW YORK – Liberty University has pushed for criminal trespassing charges against two journalists who pursued stories about why the evangelical college in Virginia has remained partially open during the coronavirus outbreak. Liberty's security forces investigated the journalists following publication of their articles, collecting witness accounts that they were on campus without permission, Falwell said. The Times story was headlined, "Liberty University Brings Back its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too." Liberty is particularly upset at the Times, disputing the newspaper's contention that nearly a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms that suggested COVID-19. Murphy said the Times' story described contradictory statements by university leadership and personal attacks against critics of Liberty's policy.
Liberty University answers FAQ about COVID-19, disputing NYT article about students showing symptoms
The article’s author, Elizabeth Williamson, is a feature reporter for the New York Times. Our story is based on interviews with Liberty University staff members, students, and regional officials including the mayor of Lynchburg, Va. Monday morning, the New York Times article was updated to say a student had tested positive. Tweedy says her office is still receiving phone calls from the community and students after the New York Times article. We’ve attached below Liberty’s statement regarding the NY Times article and their FAQ sheet:
Review: `Mr. Nobody' is mesmerizing psychological thriller
Nobody,” the second novel by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Steadman, is a mesmerizing psychological thriller. This man — the media calls him Mr. Nobody — was found in Emma’s hometown, a place she fled 14 years ago, hoping never to return. The town holds Emma’s dark family secret, one she has worked hard to keep buried. As she and Mr. Nobody get to know one another in this haunted locale, it becomes clear that he knows something about this secret. In a series of exciting twists and shocking turns, Emma and Mr. Nobody come to discover they are connected in ways neither could have imagined.
WaPo/NYT: 'Anonymous' author says WH officials weighed resigning
In excerpts published by the Post, which obtained a copy of the book, the author writes: "I was wrong about the 'quiet resistance' inside the Trump administration. The author claims that officials would wake up "in a full-blown panic" over the president's tweets, the Post reports. "The last straw" for the anonymous author was Trump's attempt to hoist the American flag on the White House above staff when Sen. John McCain died last year, according to the Times. When the Times' oped was published last year, the essay enraged Trump and touched off a furious search inside the administration for its author. The President attacked the author as "gutless" and suggested that the Times' decision to publish the op-ed could be called "treason."
Bloomberg expected to file paperwork for Alabama primary
(CNN) - Former New York mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg is expected to file the paperwork to be on Alabamas Democratic presidential primary ballot, CNN and the New York Times reported Thursday. Bloomberg, who publicly speculated about a 2020 bid for months, announced in March that he would not be running and instead was devoting his efforts to move the US to a 100% clean energy economy. He spent over $100 million in support of Democratic efforts to retake Congress last fall. Distributed by LAKANA. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Lizzo is primed to end cancel culture
(CNN) - "Cancel culture" has jumped the shark. Gentle nudging from ex-presidents can help rein in "cancel culture," but what happened Monday with #LizzoIsOverParty may be even more effective at ending it. Perhaps, though, we have reached a breaking point in cancel culture. By proving that the trolls can't keep her from achieving the success she has worked hard for, Lizzo has become uncancelable and has taken back the power the cancel culture attempts to steal from its victim. And this power shift may be what cancels cancel culture altogether.
New poll: No clear leader among 2020 Dems for Iowa caucusgoers
CNN(CNN) - A new survey of likely Iowa Democratic caucusgoers from the New York Times and Siena College finds a tight top tier of four in Iowa, with no clear leader in the first state to weigh in on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. This also marks a jump for Buttigieg, who previously lagged behind the three longstanding frontrunners and clocked in at 9% in CNN's poll in Iowa last month. Behind them, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar lands at 4%, and California Sen. Kamala Harris and businessman Andrew Yang at 3% each in Friday's poll. Two-thirds of likely caucusgoers in the poll said they could still change their minds about whom to support. The Times/Siena survey was conducted from Oct. 25-30, questioned 439 Iowa Democratic caucusgoers and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.
Rose McGowan sues Harvey Weinstein for alleged campaign against her
Julie B. Porter, an attorney for McGowan, refuted that her client sought $6 million from Weinstein, stating that Weinstein offered McGowan $1 million not to publish her memoir. McGowan, 46, is one of more than 80 women to come forward with allegations against Weinstein ranging from sexual violence and harassment to rape. McGowan claims in her suit that Weinstein offered her $1 million to not go public with her rape allegation and to drop the publication of her book. The complaint also alleges that Weinstein enlisted attorney Jose Baez as part of his alleged smear campaign against her. McGowan's suit concludes that she "has suffered tremendously from Defendants' conspiracy and lies."
How to watch Democratic presidential debate Tuesday
CNN(CNN) - The stakes are high for candidates participating in Tuesday's CNN/New York Times Democratic debate, as the presidential hopefuls look to remain competitive in the crowded primary field. It will be businessman Tom Steyer's first presidential debate, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii will return to the stage after failing to qualify for the September debate. It will air exclusively on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espaol, and will stream on CNN.com's homepage and NYTimes.com's homepage. The debate will also stream live on the following Facebook Pages: CNN, CNN International, CNN Politics, CNN Replay, AC360 and Erin Burnett OutFront. CNN anchors Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper and New York Times national editor Marc Lacey will serve as the debate moderators.
October Democratic debate to take place on one night
Copyright 2019 CNN(CNN) - The CNN/New York Times Democratic presidential debate in October will occur on one night, the Democratic National Committee told campaigns Friday. The party's most recent debate in September featured 10 candidates debating on a single night. "Our goal has always been to expand viewership, and we also believe that one night worked well for this last debate," said the official, speaking on background. This is the second DNC-sanctioned debate CNN will broadcast in 2019. The debate will air exclusively on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espaol, and stream on CNN.com's homepage and NYTimes.com's homepage.
Townsend and Ahn excel at US Open
Later, wildcard Ahn overcame a leg injury to down the error-strewn 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 7-5. Townsend reached the top of the junior world in 2012 but is seeking her first title -- or semifinal -- at the highest level. Bianca Andreescu, currently a teen phenom herself, is Townsend's next challenger after the Canadian beat last year's Australian Open champion, Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-4. Ahn back to US Open after a decadeAhn, meanwhile, played the US Open as a 16-year-old qualifier in 2008, acquitting herself well in a first-round loss to then seventh-ranked Dinara Safina. But instead of turning pro, as she wanted to, the parents of Ahn -- who was born within walking distance of the US Open -- wanted her to go to college and get an education.
New Movie Asks Whether Astronauts Lose Touch With Reality After Going Into Space
Do astronauts lose touch with reality after going into space? "Lucy in the Sky" follows a female astronaut as she struggles to adjust back to life on Earth. Though Nowak's arrest caused a sensation, former astronaut Marsha Ivins attacked the new movie, saying, "The field of space psychology is well-developed. The movie is attracting attention amid what are perhaps the first allegations of a crime committed in space. 5,000 Rockets Launched to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission to SpaceThe First Christmas in Space: How Astronauts Aboard Apollo 8 Celebrated Among the Stars
New York Times: Patriots unlikely to make visit to White House
According to the New York Times, time is running out for the NFL team to make a customary visit to the White House following their February win. "We would welcome them to the White House in the future should a future date work out," White House spokesman Judd Deere told CNN on Sunday. In March, according to the New York Times, Trump reportedly told aides that he still wanted Kraft to attend a ceremony at the White House despite the charges against him. The Patriots have visited the White House five times after Super Bowl victories. The Boston Red Sox visited the White House in May to celebrate their national championship and the team's attendance broke down along racial and ethnic lines.
2 of Michael Phelps' decade-old world records broken this week
Clive Rose/Getty Images(CNN) - Americans Regan Smith and Caeleb Dressel claimed two of the five individual swimming world records that were set this week at the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The first of Phelps' records was broken by Hungarian swimmer Kristof Milak, 19, in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:50.73, beating Phelps' 1:51.51 from Rome in 2009. Dressel, 22, broke the second of Phelps' records with a time of 49.50 in the 100-meter butterfly, topping the 49.82 Phelps also swam in Rome in 2009. The trend continued when Smith, 17, broke Missy Franklin's world record in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:03.35. Phelps' lone individual world record left standing is the 400 meters in the individual medley.
Carl Icahn declares war over huge oil takeover
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York TimesNEW YORK - Carl Icahn believes Occidental Petroleum badly overpaid for oil driller Anadarko Petroleum. Now, he wants four Occidental directors to pay for that controversial deal with their jobs. Icahn has previously expressed fear that the Anadarko deal is extremely risky because of the turbulent nature of oil prices. Icahn has proposed replacing the following Occidental directors: Spencer Abraham, Eugene Batchelder, Margaret Foran and Avedick Poladian. He noted that all of Occidental's directors were re-elected at the company's annual meeting in May, albeit with lower support than usual.