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Is Defense Blaming Acquaintance In Floyd’s Death?

CHICAGO: Defense lawyers for a white former police officer on trial for murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd want to call an acquaintance of Floyds as a witness. Morries Hall wants to avoid testifying. His lawyer told the judge Tuesday that he risks exposure to third-degree murder and drug charges if he […]


Starbucks will stop using disposable cups in South Korea by 2025.

Starbucks says it plans to eliminate all single-use cups from its South Korean stores by 2025, the chain’s first move of this sort as it seeks to reduce its carbon footprint. The coffeehouse chain plans to introduce a “cup circularity program” in some stores beginning this summer, in which customers would pay a deposit for […]


Erling Haaland autographs yellow card for ref after Dortmund’s loss to Man City

Europe’s top clubs might all be battling for the signature of Borussia Dortmund‘s prolific striker Erling Haaland, but it was a Romanian assistant referee who managed to get the Norway international to put pen to paper on Tuesday. Television footage showed one of the Romanian officials in charge of the Champions League quarterfinal first leg, […]

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World powers, Iran and US launch indirect talks to revive nuclear deal

VIENNA: Officials from five world powers began a new effort Tuesday to try to bring the United States back into the foundering 2015 nuclear deal they signed with Iran, a delicate diplomatic dance that needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran. The meeting in Vienna of envoys from Russia, China, […]


Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Recent Sale $1.3 MILLION 1524-1526 Mayflower Avenue (at Wellman Avenue) The Bronx This 6,600-square-foot, three-story building in Pelham Bay has a commercial space occupied by a deli, two offices, two apartments (a four-bedroom and a three-bedroom), two garages and a parking lot. It was built in 1931. Buyer: Akija Lajqi Seller: AJ Partners Seller’s Brokers: […]


LG Says Select Smartphones Would Receive Android 12 Update Despite Shutting Down Operations

LG Wing image used for representation. The company has updated its South Korea-specific website that states select LG smartphones would receive Android 11 and yet-to-be-released Android 12. South Korea’s LG Electronics recently announced that the company would wind down its loss-making mobile division – a move that is set to make it the first major […]


Iowa’s Luka Garza wins John R. Wooden Award to complete sweep of top-player honors

One year after finishing second in a tight race, Iowa star Luka Garza added another award to his trophy case Tuesday by winning the John R. Wooden Award as the top player in men’s college basketball. Garza, a 6-foot-11 senior standout, secured the award and completed the sweep of the major national player of the […]

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AstraZeneca UK Vaccine Trial In Children Paused As Clot Link Probed

The WHO and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will reveal their findings later this week. London: A British trial of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on children has been paused while regulators assess its possible link to blood clots, Oxford University, which helped develop the jab, said Tuesday. “Whilst there are no safety concerns in the […]


U.S. Bet on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted

Because of the pandemic, most of the auditors drew their conclusions from documents and video tours, during which Emergent workers controlled the camera angles, one former company official said. Johnson & Johnson’s auditors said monitoring reports for bacteria or other contaminants were filed four to six months late. AstraZeneca’s said that Emergent repeatedly loosened monitoring […]


Man City win but their UCL dream is again in danger of coming to an end at the quarterfinal stage

Manchester City are living dangerously in the Champions League once again. Phil Foden‘s 90th-minute winner may have earned them a 2-1 quarterfinal first-leg victory over Borussia Dortmund, but Pep Guardiola’s team have left themselves vulnerable to yet another early exit from the competition they are so desperate to win. This is Guardiola’s fifth attempt at […]