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UNCG Faculty Senate votes to censure chancellor, provost over program elimination process

February 3, 2024

UNC-Greensboro’s Faculty Senate has voted to censure university’s chancellor and provost amid ongoing tensions over the process administrators are using to cut programs at the university. The resolution was “a motion to censure the Chancellor and the Provost for not initiating […]

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Walmart to build or convert 150-plus stores in next 5 years. It hasn’t opened new stores in 3 years

February 3, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart plans to build or convert more than 150 stores in the next five years, while continuing to remodel existing stores. The plan, announced Wednesday, marks a big change for the discounter. In 2016, Walmart announced […]

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Meta, TikTok and other social media CEOs testify in heated Senate hearing on child exploitation

February 2, 2024

AP NEWS – Sexual predators. Addictive features. Suicide and eating disorders. Unrealistic beauty standards. Bullying. These are just some of the issues young people are dealing with on social media – and children’s advocates and lawmakers say companies are not […]

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Advocates file federal complaint over ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ law

February 2, 2024

NC NEWSLINE – North Carolina’s adoption of the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” law has led to school-based policies and practices that discriminate against LGBTQ students, the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) alleges in a federal Title IX complaint against the State […]

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Eyewitness to killing of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay tells jury: ”Then I see Jay just fall’

January 31, 2024

For about 15 years, Uriel Rincon told authorities he didn’t recognize the gunman who he saw kill Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay in the rap star’s recording studio. But on Wednesday, Rincon – who was himself wounded in the gunfire – […]

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Shock, grief and mourning for 3 Georgia-based US soldiers killed in Middle East drone strike

January 30, 2024

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Described by their parents as bubbly and constantly laughing, Spc. Kennedy Sanders and Spc. Breonna Moffett became close friends soon after enlisting in the Army Reserve five years ago. Sgt. William Jerome Rivers served a tour […]

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Fox News allowed to pursue claims that voting firm’s defamation suit is anti-free speech

January 29, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) – A judge refused this week to toss out Fox News’ claims that voting technology company Smartmatic is suing the network to suppress free speech. The ruling means that both Smartmatic’s multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit and the network’s […]

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Americans’ economic outlook brightens as inflation slows and wages outpace prices

January 28, 2024

WASHINGTON (AP) – After an extended period of gloom, Americans are starting to feel better about inflation and the economy – a trend that could sustain consumer spending, fuel economic growth and potentially affect President Joe Biden’s political fortunes. A […]

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Triangle Jews Call For Gaza Cease Fire

January 28, 2024

Raleigh, NC (January 27, 2024) — Descendants of Holocaust survivors and Jewish Voice for Peace Triangle NC Chapter hosted an afternoon vigil in Moore Square in Raleigh NC for Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a message to President Biden to stop funding and enabling the genocide […]

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Israeli company gets green light to make world’s first cultivated beef steaks

January 27, 2024

(AP NEWS) An Israeli company has received a preliminary green light from health officials to sell the world’s first steaks made from cultivated beef cells, not the entire animal, officials said. The move follows the approval of lab-grown chicken in […]

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