Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- Director of M.I.T. Media Lab Apologizes for Ties to Jeffrey Epstein
Joichi Ito, a member of The New York Times Company board, accepted donations to M.I.T. and investment money for outside funds from the financier.
- Jeffrey Epstein: Autopsy Shows Bones in Neck Were Broken
Such injuries can occur in a suicide by hanging, especially in older people like the financier, who was 66.
- Ernie Colón, Comic Book Artist Who Drew 9/11, Dies at 88
His art captured the whimsy of Richie Rich, the fantasy realms of Amethyst and the horror of the terrorist attacks.
- Why a $1.2 Billion Gambling Mecca Has Fallen on Hard Times
New York’s newest casinos are already struggling for survival, as an oversaturated market has cannibalized gaming revenue.
- New York Subpoenas Banks and Financial Advisers for Sackler Records
The state claims that the Purdue Pharma owners transferred billions of dollars from the company and hid them in offshore partnerships and other entities.
NZ News from UK Guardian
- Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand
New species said to have been four times heavier than emperor penguinA giant penguin that stood as tall as a person has been identified from fossil leg bones discovered by an amateur palaeontologist o …
- 'It brings everything back': Christchurch despairs over white supremacist attacks
Fresh atrocities in El Paso and Norway bring back the pain of New Zealand’s worst mass-shooting It’s just gone lunch time at al Noor mosque in central Christchurch and a handful of men gather to pray. …
- Four Britons arrested as Australian police seize £50m of MDMA powder
Two held in Queensland and two in New Zealand along with two Australians as officers targets UK crime syndicateFour British men have been arrested in Australia and New Zealand after police seized drug …
- New Zealand gun buyback: 10,000 firearms returned after Christchurch attack
Police praise response after thousands of now-banned guns taken out of circulation in less than a monthMore than 10,000 firearms have been bought by New Zealand’s government in less than a month as pa …
- Cocaine found on New Zealand beach was bound for Australia and lost at sea for a year
Australian authorities intercepted the boat offloading the cocaine into the sea in 2018New Zealand police believe 20 packages of cocaine which washed up on a beach west of Auckland had been part of a …
- Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea
Climate crisis is more than a meeting agenda item in a host country that could be left uninhabitable by rising sea levelsAs the leaders of Pacific countries step off their planes at Funafuti airport t …
- Who Calls the Shots on Broadway? She Does
Female producers, migrating from nonprofit theater and the entertainment industry, are bringing new skills and values to the commercial stage.
- 6 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
- Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge Show Their Sensitive Sides
Plus, Cate Blanchett attends a screening of her new film, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”
- Campbell Scott to Star in Broadway ‘Christmas Carol’
The film and TV actor will portray Scrooge in Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Dickens, which has been a London holiday hit since 2017.