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Netflix Lands ‘Knives Out’ Sequels In High-priced Deal

NEW YORK: Detective Benoit Blanc’s next cases will be for Netflix. The streaming company said Wednesday it has reached a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson’s acclaimed 2019 whodunit, Knives Out. Netflix declined to say how much it was paying for the films, which Johnson will direct with Daniel Craig returning as inspector Benoit […]


Feeling Burned-Out? We Want to Hear About It.

It’s been a hard year, but there are finally glimmers of hope on the horizon. Yet many people are finding that their early-pandemic anxiety has been replaced by a late-pandemic listlessness. The New York Times is working on an article about burnout and exhaustion, and how hard it is to feel motivated right now. We’d […]


New York Giants co-owner John Mara says after spending big money, ‘time for us to start winning’

New York Giants co-owner John Mara approved of the team spending more money this offseason as it handed out more than $100 million in guaranteed money. But without saying general manager Dave Gettleman’s job is in jeopardy, Mara also made it clear what he expects in return. “It’s time for us to start winning,” Mara […]

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As Virus and Economic Woes Ravage Brazil, Bolsonaro Improvises and Confounds

RIO DE JANEIRO — He has sneered at the Covid-19 pandemic, even as it led Brazil’s health care system to collapse. He has ridiculed opposition lawmakers, who are gunning for his impeachment. His main rival is back in the political arena, threatening a re-election bid. And this week he ordered a sweeping cabinet shake-up and […]

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New York state passes bill legalizing recreational marijuana

NEW YORK: New York state lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday legalizing recreational marijuana, with Governor Andrew Cuomo saying he would sign it into law. New York will join 14 other US states and the District of Columbia in permitting cannabis use after the bill was backed by both state chambers, where Cuomo’s Democratic Party holds […]


Samsung TV Plus for Smart TVs Launched in India, Galaxy Phones Will Get Free Streaming Service Soon

Samsung has announced the launch of Samsung TV Plus in India – its free video streaming platform that comes bundled with a slew of Samsung Smart TV models in the international market. The South Korean tech company says that the streaming service will play on-demand videos and ad-supported select live channels without any additional device such […]


Biden Tax Plan Charts New Path to Economic Growth

Business groups and large corporations reacted negatively on Wednesday to President Biden’s expected proposal to fund his $2 trillion package of infrastructure spending with a substantial increase in corporate taxes. The scale of the infrastructure program — the details of which Mr. Biden is expected to unveil later on Wednesday — is so big that […]


Robert Kraft says New England Patriots changing approach to NFL draft after recent misses contributed to free-agent spending spree

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who spent an NFL-record $165 million in guaranteed money in free agency, said the team’s recent drafts have fallen short and a turnaround will be critical for future sustained success. “In the end, if you want to have a good, consistent, winning football team, you can’t […]

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Pregnancy Complications Have Been Common During the Pandemic, Researchers Say

More expectant women died, experienced complicated pregnancies or delivered stillborn babies during the pandemic than in previous years, according to an analysis of 40 studies in 17 countries published on Wednesday in the journal Lancet Global Health. Pregnant women face a heightened risk of severe illness and death if infected with the coronavirus. But the […]

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Witness At Floyd Trial Feels “Disbelief And Guilt” Over His Death

George Floyd Case: The trial is expected to last about a month. (File) Minneapolis, United States: A store clerk said Wednesday at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin that he regretted accepting the fake $20 bill from George Floyd that led to his arrest and eventual death. “If I would have just […]