The party was on in the hedonistic playground this summer — until it wasn’t. Clubbing and dining hot spots on the French Riviera were shut down after covid-19 popped up in the wake of summer vacationers.
The latest violence came days after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler lashed out at protesters who barricaded exits to a police precinct and started a fire that “was intended to cause serious injury or death."
In ’84, a former VP got the Democratic presidential nomination, faced a Republican incumbent and chose the first female running mate in U.S. history. Sound familiar? Go behind the history in this special episode, featuring an interview with Walter Mondale.
Sen. Mitch McConnell ranks among the wealthiest senators despite being on a public salary for more than 30 years. However, he amassed the vast majority of that wealth through an inheritance when his mother-in-law died.
Ammonium nitrate, used in both fertilizer and bombmaking, has previously ignited in deadly incidents. But the Beirut blast was so destructive because of the sheer amount of the chemical and the proximity of the explosion site to a densely populated area.
The city spends millions to place the homeless in hotels to avoid covid-19, but it is struggling to recruit members of another vulnerable population: those living in crowded conditions who could easily spread the virus to their families or roommates.
Officials hope the addition of a pavilion, fountain, art exhibit space, children’s play area and public restrooms will transform Franklin Square into a welcoming space that will no longer be just a place to wait for a bus.