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Putin’s Drive to Rewrite History Snares a Retired Lithuanian Judge
World

Putin’s Drive to Rewrite History Snares a Retired Lithuanian Judge

When the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant last year for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, a Moscow court launched a surprise counterattack: It ordered the arrest of a 70-year-old retired judge in Lithuania.The judge, Kornelija Maceviciene, was not connected in any way to the case against Mr. Putin in The Hague or to investigations into Russian war crimes in Ukraine.Her “crime,” as the Moscow court sees it, was handing down “unjust” guilty verdicts against former Soviet officers, nearly all Russians, for their role in a brutal crackdown against pro-independence protesters who had gathered at a television tower in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, on Jan. 13, 1991.In a bloody episode that helped seal the demise of Soviet power, 14 protesters — one of them a young wom...
Fed Minutes Showed Officials Feeling Better About Inflation
Business

Fed Minutes Showed Officials Feeling Better About Inflation

Federal Reserve officials wanted to use their final policy statement of 2023 to signal that interest rates might be at their peak even as they left the door open to future rate increases, minutes from their December meeting showed.The notes, released on Wednesday, explained why officials tweaked a key sentence in that statement — adding “any” to the phrase pledging that officials would work to gauge “the extent of any additional policy firming that may be appropriate.” The point was to relay the judgment that policy “was likely now at or near its peak” as inflation moderated and higher interest rates seemed to be working as planned.Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged in their Dec. 13 policy decision and forecast that they would cut borrowing costs three times in 2024. B...
SpaceX Illegally Fired Workers Critical of Musk, NLRB Says
Technology

SpaceX Illegally Fired Workers Critical of Musk, NLRB Says

Federal labor officials accused the rocket company SpaceX on Wednesday of illegally firing eight employees for circulating a letter critical of the company’s founder and chief executive, Elon Musk.According to a complaint issued by a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board, the company fired the employees in 2022 for calling on SpaceX to distance itself from social media comments by Mr. Musk, including one in which he mocked sexual harassment accusations against him.The letter circulated by the employees also called on SpaceX, which has more than 13,000 employees, to clarify its harassment policies and enforce them consistently.The labor board complaint said the company’s president and chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell, had illegally restricted employees from circulati...
Broncos’ silence after Russell Wilson’s benching is deafening: Sando’s Pick Six
Sports

Broncos’ silence after Russell Wilson’s benching is deafening: Sando’s Pick Six

Cover 7 | Monday A daily NFL destination that provides in-depth analysis of football’s biggest stories. Each Monday, Mike Sando breaks down the six most impactful takeaways from the week.Deciphering the unfolding drama between the Denver Broncos’ coach and quarterback requires understanding the combatants. Coach Sean Payton and quarterback Russell Wilson are more than Super Bowl-winning NFL icons. They are also experienced in hardball tactics.Payton, one of the game’s great offensive minds, is the only head coach in league history to be suspended for a full season. When the ESPN analyst and retired NFL player Ryan Clark accused Payton of behaving as a “thug” during his Broncos tenure, the harsh commentary recalled the days when bounties were offered for injuring New Orleans Saints opponent...
Covid Has Resurged, but Scientists See a Diminished Threat
Health

Covid Has Resurged, but Scientists See a Diminished Threat

The holidays have come and gone, and once again Americans are riding a tide of respiratory ailments, including Covid. But so far, this winter’s Covid uptick seems less deadly than last year’s, and much less so than in 2022, when the Omicron surge ground the nation to a halt.“We’re not seeing the signs that would make me think that we’re heading into another severe wave,” said Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “So far, we’re in relatively good shape.”Still, there are few masks in sight, and just a fraction of the most vulnerable people have received the latest Covid shots, she noted.“It’s not too late,” Dr. Rivers added. “We have not even reached peak yet for Covid, and once you reach peak, you still have to get down the other side.” That lea...
Ana Ofelia Murguía, Mexican Actress and Voice in ‘Coco,’ Dies at 90
World

Ana Ofelia Murguía, Mexican Actress and Voice in ‘Coco,’ Dies at 90

Ana Ofelia Murguía, one of Mexico’s most acclaimed actresses, whose voice acting as Mama Coco in the animated movie “Coco” brought her international recognition, died on Sunday. She was 90.Her death was confirmed by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts and its National Theater Company, which did not say where she died.The National Theater Company described Ms. Murguía on social media as “one of Mexico’s greatest actresses.” In a statement, Lucina Jiménez López, the director of the National Institute of Fine Arts, described her career as one that “marked an entire era.” In the 2017 film “Coco,” made by Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios, Ms. Murguía plays the key role of Mama Coco, the great-grandmother of a boy, the protagonist Miguel, who finds himself in the land of the dead on a journ...
Jeff Zucker’s Latest Bet: Prestige TV
Business

Jeff Zucker’s Latest Bet: Prestige TV

Jeff Zucker is returning to the world of morning television. Sort of.Mr. Zucker, the former CNN president and onetime executive producer of the “Today” show, is investing in Media Res, the independent Hollywood studio behind the hit prestige dramedy “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+.It’s the latest gamble by Mr. Zucker in his effort to build a mini media empire for RedBird IMI, the venture company he founded in 2022. The deal, announced on Thursday, is also his first direct involvement in the world of scripted programming since he ran NBCUniversal’s entertainment arm in the early 2000s.Neither side would disclose financial terms, but Mr. Zucker said in an interview that he planned to take a seat on the studio’s board and provide guidance and advice. The founder and chief executive of Media R...
Boy, 13, Is Believed to Be the First to ‘Beat’ Tetris
Technology

Boy, 13, Is Believed to Be the First to ‘Beat’ Tetris

Ms. Cox bought her son a version of a Nintendo console called a RetroN, which used the same hardware as the original Nintendo console, from a pawnshop, as well as an old cathode-ray tube television to help him get started. In a given week, Willis said, he plays about 20 hours of Tetris.“I’m actually OK with it,” Ms. Cox, a high school math teacher, said. “He does other things outside of playing Tetris, so it really wasn’t that terribly difficult to say OK. It was harder to find an old CRT TV than it was to say, ‘Yeah, we can do this for a little bit.’”For decades, gamers “beat” Tetris by hacking into the game’s software. But Willis, who in the last year has become one of the country’s top Tetris players, is thought to be the first to do it on the original hardware.“It’s never been done by ...
Find out all the alternatives for immigrants in Panama with Legal Solutions Panama, if you live in Canada
Panama Business

Find out all the alternatives for immigrants in Panama with Legal Solutions Panama, if you live in Canada

Migrating can be the beginning of an adventure for many people, but many times those dreams can be truncated by the mismanagement of legal procedures, or by embarking to another country without proper advice, which inevitably leads to bad experiences and worse impressions of what some destinations really have to offer. For that reason, it is necessary to be informed by experts before making important decisions, such as changing residence or starting a career in a foreign country. Legal Solutions Panama is a firm that offers the expertise of a dedicated team of immigration lawyers in Panama. They specialize in providing professional guidance on various types of visas, including temporary visas, permanent residence visas, and retirement or pensioner residence permits. Their goal is to ...
Find out all the alternatives for immigrants in Panama with Legal Solutions Panama, if you live in United States
Panama Business

Find out all the alternatives for immigrants in Panama with Legal Solutions Panama, if you live in United States

Migrating can be the beginning of an adventure for many people, but many times those dreams can be truncated by the mismanagement of legal procedures, or by embarking to another country without proper advice, which inevitably leads to bad experiences and worse impressions of what some destinations really have to offer. For that reason, it is necessary to be informed by experts before making important decisions, such as changing residence or starting a career in a foreign country. Legal Solutions Panama is a firm that offers the expertise of a dedicated team of immigration lawyers in Panama. They specialize in providing professional guidance on various types of visas, including temporary visas, permanent residence visas, and retirement or pensioner residence permits. Their goal is to ...