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Waverly Diner in West Village Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The company behind Waverly Restaurant, a legendary diner in New York City’s West Village that serves classic American-style comfort food, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Village Red Restaurant Corp., the diner’s corporate name, filed for chapter 11 protection on Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. The restaurant is facing potential liability in two lawsuits alleging management didn’t pay overtime to a group of former waiters, dishwashers, busboys and delivery men. Filing chapter 11 bankruptcy halts the litigation and allows Waverly Restaurant to keep its doors open as it attempts to address its liabilities. The restaurant’s bankruptcy petition estimates it has up to $50,000 in Read More

Six of the most powerful young speakers at March for Our Lives

Emma Gonzalez It was the Parkland student who silently stood on stage for several minutes. The 11-year-old’s eloquent call for awareness about violence against black women. The South Los Angeles teen who asked the crowd to chant her dead brother’s name. The most powerful moments from Saturday’s March for Our Lives in Washington came from student activists. Here are their speeches. Cameron Kasky​​​​ “Welcome to the revolution,” Cameron Kasky, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told the crowd in Washington. “We are the change .… Represent us or get out.” He and other Stoneman Douglas students said their goal is a new ban on assault Read More

San Francisco Could Win Bid To Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Played every four years, the FIFA World Cup is the single most prestigious tournament in soccer—a titillating game could quite possible be played right here in San Francisco come 2026. At least that’s the word according to the U.S. Soccer Federation. United Bid, a joint effort by Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. soccer groups, named a total of 23 North American countries to be included in the FIFA Bid Book for the 2026 game. “Canada, Mexico, and the United States have joined together to deliver a United Bid that offers FIFA and its member associations the power of unity, the promise of certainty, and the potential of extraordinary Read More

Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning, is dead at age 37

Adrian Lamo, the former hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to US authorities for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records, has died at the age of 37, according to a family Facebook post and a report from ZDNet, which cited two of Lamo’s family members and a county coroner. “With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and acquittances that he is dead,” his father, Mario Lamo, wrote in a Facebook post. “A bright mind and compassionate soul is gone, he was my beloved son.” It’s not yet known how Lamo died. Lamo was best known for Read More

Weather Is A Changing – What is in Store for the United States This Spring

From floods and rain to droughts and unseasonably warm conditions, here’s the weather that Americans can expect in the coming months. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its long term weather forecast for Spring 2018, the period running from April until the end of June. Importantly, NOAA’s projections are just that: projections. They’re based on probabilities churned from intense number crunching and historical data. As always, stay tune to local weather conditions for more accurate reports as the season unfolds. Temperatures are expected to be above average for the southern two-thirds of the continental United States, extending from California to the central Plains Read More

Catholic Church opposes Georgia law extending time for sex victims to sue

On Friday the Roman Catholic Church came out strongly against legislation that would extend the time child abuse victims would have to sue the perpetrators and the institutions that harbored them. Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, introduced House Bill 605 and pushed it through his chamber, saying many victims don’t find the courage to acknowledge abuse until they’re older than 40. His bill would extend the statute of limitations from age 23 to 38 and possibly longer.   The bill is now in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Catholic Church and others lobbied quietly behind the scenes to gut the bill. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of the Archdiocese of Read More

Bill Maher Warns #MeToo Movement Creating ‘Police State’ for Sex

The ‘Real Time’ host blamed “fucking fragile” millennials for ruining romance. From the start, the #MeToo movement has made Bill Maher deeply uncomfortable. The Real Time host suggested that married men harass women at work“because they have shitty sex lives.” He chalked up sexual assault to male “laziness.” And he has consistently defended his friend Al Franken, who was forced to leave the Senate while the much “worse” offender, Donald Trump, gets to remain in the White House. So Maher was eager and excited to welcome onto his show Friday night New York Times editor and opinion writer Bari Weiss, one of several women who defended comedian Read More

FCC Repeals ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules For Internet Providers

After a brief security evacuation, U.S. telecom regulators have voted to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which restrict the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps. After weeks of heated controversy and protests, the Republican majority of the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to loosen Obama-era regulations for Internet providers. The rules, put in place in 2015, banned cable and telecom companies from blocking or slowing down any websites or apps. They also prohibited broadband providers from striking special deals that would give some websites or apps “priority” over others. The FCC’s dramatic course reversal in Read More

The Wall Of Silence Around Victims Of Sexual Assault

Gretchen Carlson, whose sexual assault and harassment claims led to Roger Ailes’s downfall, recently stated that “the culture of concealment and denial is coming to an end” and the Silence Breakers were just named Time Magazine‘s Person of the Year. But a culture of silence does not simply end when its victims are ready to speak up. For victims to be heard, we must understand what role we play in building the silence around them. Silence is a sexual predator’s weapon, protecting them from detection and prosecution. Simon Hallsworth and Tara Young explain that while silence is a common feature of most crimes, it is the noise Read More

FIRST TIME SINCE END OF THE COLD WAR, HAWAII TESTS NUCLEAR SIRENS

Hawaii is taking those threats from North Korea seriously. Starting Friday, the state will start monthly testing of a nuclear warning siren system aimed at alerting residents to an impending nuclear missile strike. It’s the first such tests in the Aloha State since the end of the Cold War. The test of the nuclear warning siren will be conducted during the monthly tests of the overall statewide warning siren system, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. At 11:45 a.m. on the first business day of every month, a steady alert signal will blare from speakers for 50 seconds, followed by a 10-second pause and then a Read More