MTA workers had hidden ‘man cave’ below Grand Central tracks

Three MTA tradesmen allegedly boozed, napped and watched TV inside a secret “man cave” built below the tracks at Grand Central Terminal, according to the MTA’s internal watchdog. Investigators discovered the lounge — complete with futon, flat-screen, microwave and refrigerator — behind a sheetrock wall in an unused locksmith shop below Track 114, in the […]

Why some in Japan’s hafu community say they feel like foreigners in their own country

Anna, a woman of mixed Japanese and American heritage, was in a taxi en route to a party in Tokyo last year when she was asked that question, and says she had half expected it. Anna, who requested anonymity for privacy reasons, has a Japanese mother and a White American father, and spent her childhood […]

Trump Pitched his Vision of a Global Order — at Odds with the UN Charter — Global Issues

Opinion by Abby Maxman (new york) Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 23 (IPS) – Abby Maxman, in a response to President Donald Trump’s UN General Debate remarks.   Abby Maxman is President & CEO of Oxfam AmericaPresident Trump took the UN stage to settle scores and shift blame as he […]

Adam, stuck at the gates of elite

From the stack of books Amadou Diallo took with him last summer to the Greek islands, it was a biography of Frederick Douglass that kept finding its way back to the top. There was a quote from the 19th century thinker, who escaped slavery to lead the abolitionist movement, that resonated: “Once you learn to […]

Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden for president – as it happened | US news

The agency is issuing the guidance to boost transparency and public trust as it approaches the momentous decision of whether a prospective vaccine is safe and effective. Public health experts are increasingly worried that President Trump’s repeated predictions of a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 3, coupled with the administration’s interference in federal science agencies, may […]

Rhianna Pratchett: ‘Dad would be smiling to see my name on a book’ | Books

If there is one, teeny tiny upside for Rhianna Pratchett in the fact that her father is no longer around, it’s that she doesn’t have to hear what he thinks about her first novel. “Obviously, it goes without saying that I wish he was still here,” says Rhianna. Her father, Discworld author Terry Pratchett, died […]

U.K.’s Boris Johnson to Order Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain plans to impose new restrictions on nightlife, including the forced early closure of pubs and restaurants in England, as he ramps up the country’s efforts to curb a rising tide of coronavirus infections. Pubs and restaurants will be restricted by law to offering table service only and […]

What the Intelligence Community Doesn’t Know is Hurting the US

“The U.S. intelligence community must invest in understanding its own business model to make data-driven decisions for the future,” argue authors Katrina Mulligan, Cipher Brief Expert Matt Olsen and Alexandra Schmitt from the Center for American Progress. Katrina Mulligan, Managing Director, Center for American Progress Katrina Mulligan is the managing director for National Security and […]