COVID-19 drinking spawns new ‘mommy juice’ memes. The truth isn’t nearly as cute.

It’s 3:00 p.m. and I just ended my third Zoom work meeting of the day. Throughout the hourlong virtual assemblage, my 1-year-old screamed at my 6-year-old, while my 6-year-old continuously demanded he be allowed to play another hour of Animal Crossing. The dishes from breakfast and lunch are still in the sink, I have another meeting in 45 minutes, and two deadlines I might as well wave at as they pass me by. It’s 3:00 p.m. and I want a …

Starz Orders ‘Blindspotting’ Spinoff Series from Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs

By Tyler Hersko, IndieWire Sep 12, 2020 at 6:33pm ©Lions Gate/courtesy Everett Collecti / Everett Collection The world of Blindspotting is headed to the small screen: Starz has greenlit a spinoff series based on the 2018 film, following Jasmine Cephas Jones’ character. Per Starz, the series will center on Ashley, who was nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate …

In Northern California, the Slater fire leaves two dead and a town reeling

When Happy Camp Elementary School in rural Northern California started class two weeks ago, it was one of the few in California to reopen classrooms for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abigail Yeager had worried at first whether sending her 6- and 8-year-old sons was the safe thing to do and whether wearing masks “was going to freak them out.” Those fears were quickly relieved. Her sons and other students were thrilled to be back in school, and it seemed …

‘Terrible role-modeling’: How California lawmakers flouted pandemic safety practices

In California, cradle of renowned tech startups and Silicon Valley, elementary school students have had to figure out how to work remotely, but lawmakers have not. As the end-of-session frenzy gripped the state Legislature in late August, pandemic no-nos spiked: Lawmakers gathered indoors in large numbers and huddled closely, let their masks slip below their noses, smooshed together for photos and shouted “Aye!” and “No!” when voting in the Senate, potentially spraying virus-laden particles at their colleagues. “It’s terrible role-modeling,” …

Another California firestorm where warnings did not prevent deaths

The turn in the wind was expected. The U.S. Forest Service and CalFire on Tuesday morning braced for 45-mph gusts across the large Bear fire that had been crawling through the Plumas National Forest — dry and cool air coming from the northeast, so the fire would fan back on itself, onto miles of tinder primed by drought, four days of record heat and three weeks of low fire. The extreme danger was clear. They got that wind and more: …

7 Thrilling And Chilling Horror Novels Based On True Stories 

September 9, 2020 at 3:05 pm This original essay by Andrew Pyper coincides with the release of his new book, The Residence, published by Simon & Schuster (a ViacomCBS company).  History is made up of facts, but there’s invariably also gaps in its narrative. Even the most well-documented events leave questions behind. When a horror novelist takes on a re-telling of historical events, these spaces can be filled with unsettling subtexts, paranormal intrusions and twisted psychological motivations. The challenge (as I have recently learned in writing a …

‘Devastating consequences’: At least six dead as wildfires rage across West Coast

Wildfires continued to rage out of control throughout California and the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, killing at least six people and devastating half a dozen towns in Oregon. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said that in the last 24 hours, the state had “experienced unprecedented fire with significant damage and devastating consequences.” “This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state’s history,” she said at a news conference. In Washington State, Commissioner of …

Summer wedding linked to 70 coronavirus cases

A summer wedding in southwest Minnesota is the source of at least 70 coronavirus cases, state infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said Wednesday. The number has grown from 58 on Friday to 70 at last count, she said by email. The wedding, reception and “dance” took place Aug. 22 at KB’s Bar and Grill in the small town of Ghent, the regional health authority, Southwest Health and Human Services, said in a statement. Ehresmann described the festivities as “indoors” and …

Logan Ryan has ‘dream come true’ with hometown Giants

September 8, 2020 | 2:05am | Updated September 8, 2020 | 2:09am Logan Ryan made it back home. But will he find a place to live? “If anybody is out there in Hoboken, please allow my pit bulls and my dogs to rent your place, they’re great dogs,’’ the new Giants defensive back said Monday. “Hopefully I have somewhere to sleep this season.’’ Ryan’s wife and two kids are back in Nashville and so for now, he is on his …

Chaos in Sierra town of Big Creek as massive fire destroys many homes

The raging Creek fire, which trapped hundreds of campers and ravaged large parts of the Sierra, is taking a devastating toll on the town of Big Creek, Calif. Photos from residents and others showed numerous homes destroyed in the Sierra town as the fire burned more than 78,000 acres. Early reports were that at least two dozen dwellings in the town have been lost, but no official assessment had been made Monday amid the burgeoning emergency. Exploding propane tanks have …

For Long-Haulers, Covid-19 Takes a Toll on Mind as Well as Body

“It makes you depressed, anxious that it’s never going to go away.” Angela Aston, a nurse practitioner in San Marcos, Texas, was sick for months with Covid-19. Her colleagues gradually came to not believe her: “‘You’re fine,’ they would say, and I would have to tell them, ‘No, I can’t breathe.’” Credit…Sergio Flores for The New York Times Sept. 7, 2020Updated 11:27 a.m. ET Forty hours after treating her first coronavirus patient, on March 30, Angela Aston came home to her …

Biden blasts Trump as ‘disgusting’ over report he called U.S. war dead ‘losers’

Democrat Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump for remarks reportedly made referring to U.S. war dead “losers” and “suckers” describing them as “disgusting” and “damnable.” “Quite frankly if what is written in The Atlantic is true it affirms what most of us believe to be true – that Donald Trump is not fit to be the job of president and be the commander in chief,” Biden said at a campaign speech in Wilmington, Del. Trump and former aides have vociferously …

Jacob Blake, the Kenosha man shot by police, pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge

Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man who was shot by police in a videotaped confrontation that has sparked national protests, pleaded not guilty Friday to several charges against him, including one for sexual assault. Blake was in his hospital bed and wore a blue dress shirt and yellow tie as he appeared with his lawyer via Zoom before Kenosha County Commissioner Loren J. Keating. Keating found there was enough evidence to send the matter to trial and sent the case to …

Aaron Boone has a Tom Seaver moped story: Scar to remember

So many people have memories of Tom Seaver stashed in their heads and Aaron Boone is a member of that universe. Neverheless, Boone has a physical reminder of the Hall of Fame pitcher, Greatest Met Ever and a family friend of the Boones who passed away on Monday at 75. “The [1981] strike my dad was the National League [player] rep and the Seavers came and stayed with us for a week,’’ Boone said of his father, Bob, who was …

Trainee and supervisor identified as L.A. County sheriff’s deputies involved in shooting of Dijon Kizzee

The two L.A. County sheriff’s deputies involved in the fatal shooting of Dijon Kizzee, whose death Monday sparked days of protests, were identified as a trainee and his supervising officer, according to two sources with knowledge of the case. The Sheriff’s Department declined to name them and said Thursday morning that the “involved personnel” had not yet been interviewed by homicide investigators. Coroner’s officials have determined that Kizzee died of gunshot wounds. The full autopsy report will show how many …

Marion Moses, Cesar Chavez confidant and expert on farmworkers’ health, dies

When Marion Moses first met Cesar Chavez in Delano in California’s Central Valley, he asked her: “What do you know about pesticides?” She answered: “Practically nothing.” In time, Moses went on to become the foremost expert on the health of the nation’s 2.5 million agricultural workers beginning in the 1980s. She became an authority on pesticide poisoning of farm laborers, advocated for their healthcare and better working conditions and was leader of the nation’s first medical study on migrant farmworkers …

Russia Spins Alternative Theories in Poisoning of Navalny

As they have in the past when Russia was accused of misconduct, officials and state media commentators responded to news of a nerve agent attack with an array of improbable explanations. Aleksei A. Navalny at an opposition rally a month before he was poisoned.Credit…Maxim Zmeyev/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Sept. 3, 2020, 3:14 p.m. ET MOSCOW — To the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, what befell the Russian opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny, was alarmingly simple: He was poisoned with a …

Afghan War Casualty Report: September 2020

Afghan War Casualty Report: September 2020 at war At least 45 pro-government forces and 27 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan in the past seven days. Afghan soldiers inspect the scene of a roadside bomb blast in Gardez, the provincial capital of Paktia Province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29.Credit…Ahmadullah Ahmadi/EPA, via Shutterstock Sept. 3, 2020, 1:39 p.m. ET The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan from the past seven days. It is …

A Smooth Election

And what else you need to know today. Sept. 3, 2020, 6:37 a.m. ET Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The C.D.C. says a vaccine may be near. Joe Biden will visit Wisconsin today. And Massachusetts shows that a smooth election is possible. Image A ballot drop-off box in Chelsea, Mass.Credit…David Degner for The New York Times It really is possible to conduct a smooth election during a pandemic. The states that created a …

‘David & Tamela Mann Are As Amazing As I Hoped They’d Be’: Courtney Nichole On BET’s ‘Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living’

September 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm (CBS Local)– On Wednesday, BET premieres a new show called “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living,” starring David and Tamela Mann and Courtney Nichole. The sitcom from the Hollywood mogul Perry is one of several new shows that he has premiered on the network. RELATED: ‘Every Time We Filmed, It Got Crazier And Crazier’: Paige Hurd On BET’s ‘Tyler Perry’s The Oval’ The show centers around a man named Jeremy, who just lost his job and decides …