Blockbuster Review: Netflix’s Unmemorable New Nostalgia-Com

Randall Park and Melissa Fumero lead a workplace comedy set in the very last location of the video rental chain, from ‘Superstore’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ writer Vanessa Ramos. Blockbuster Review: Netflix’s Unmemorable New Nostalgia-Com The single sharpest joke of Netflix’s Blockbuster is the one contained right there in that phrase: This is a comedy set at the … Read more

Analysis-Biden’s Threatened Windfall Oil Tax Unlikely to Pass U.S. Congress

[ad_1] By Timothy Gardner and Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON(Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s threat to impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies is unlikely to pass in the U.S. Congress, even if Democrats defy forecasts and manage to maintain their razor-thin majority in midterm elections on Nov. 8. Congress passed big, retroactive tax breaks for … Read more

U.N. Chief Guterres Welcomes Ethiopia Truce as ‘Welcome First Step’

[ad_1] UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the truce agreed in Ethiopia on Wednesday as a “welcome first step” that he hoped would bring solace to civilians after two years of war, according to a U.N. spokesman. “It is very much a welcome first step, which we hope can start to bring … Read more

Musk Tweets Link to an Unfounded Conspiracy Theory

[ad_1] By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted a link to an unfounded rumor about the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, just days after Musk’s purchase of Twitter fueled concerns that the social media platform would no longer seek to limit misinformation and hate speech. Musk’s … Read more

Patriots’ Kraft, School Statements Denounce Antisemitism

[ad_1] By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other members of the sports world are condemning recent incidents of hate speech toward Jewish people — not just the antisemitic comments by the music mogul formerly known as Kanye West, but also outside of a college football game in … Read more

Mother Who Sought Reconciliation After Racist Attack Dies

[ad_1] BERLIN (AP) — Mevlude Genc, who worked for reconcilition after five members of her family were killed in a racist attack that shook Germany in the early 1990s, has died. Authorities in Northrhine-Westphalia state said Sunday that Genc died at 79, providing no further details. Genc and her husband Durmus, who had immigrated from … Read more

Brazil’s Polarizing Bolsonaro-Lula Contest Goes to Voters

[ad_1] By DIANE JEANTET and CARLA BRIDI, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians began voting Sunday morning in a polarizing presidential runoff election that pits an incumbent vowing to safeguard conservative Christian values against a former president promising to return the country to a more prosperous past. The runoff shaped up as a … Read more

Itaewon: an Inclusive, Multicultural Hub Hit With Tragedy

[ad_1] By KIM TONG-HYUNG and ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Itaewon, the neighborhood where at least 151 people were killed in a Halloween crowd surge, is Seoul’s most cosmopolitan district, a place where kebab stands and BBQ joints are as big a draw as the pulsing night clubs and trendy bars. … Read more

Global Concern on Russia’s Suspension of Ukraine Grain Deal

[ad_1] By SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden warned that global hunger could increase because of Russia’s suspension of a U.N.-brokered deal to allow safe passage for ships carrying Ukrainian grain. “It’s really outrageous,” said Biden speaking in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday. “There’s no merit to what they’re doing. … Read more

Israel’s Haredi Voters Drift Hard Right in Leadership Vacuum

[ad_1] By ILAN BEN ZION, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — One of Israel’s most extremist politicians, known for his inflammatory anti-Arab speeches and stunts, is attracting new supporters from a previously untapped demographic — young ultra-Orthodox Jews, one of the fastest-growing segments of the country’s population. Itamar Ben-Gvir’s sharp rise in popularity in the last … Read more