Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Politics

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Now that most legislatures are back in session, a new type of pushback is taking root: misinformation.

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

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Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Now that most legislatures are back in session, a new type of pushback is taking root: misinformation.

Business

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

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With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs.

World

Nigerian families await news of 300 kidnapped schoolgirls

Families in Nigeria waited anxiously for news of their abducted daughters after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen from a government school in the country's north last week, the latest in a series of mass school kidnappings in the West African nation.

Nation

LA police probe fire, vandalism at Japanese Buddhist temple

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Authorities are investigating a vandalism and fire at a Buddhist temple in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles.

Sports

Bulldogs show some bite in 73-61 win over No. 8 Villanova

Chuck Harris scored 20 points and Jair Bolden added 15 on Sunday to lead Butler to a 73-61 victory over No. 8 Villanova, which became the sixth top-15 team to lose this weekend.

No. 6 Alabama holds off Mississippi State 64-59 to win SEC

For the first time in 45 years, Alabama is the Southeastern Conference champion in football and men's basketball.

Bueckers, Edwards propel No. 1 UConn women past Butler 97-68

Paige Bueckers made the key passes, Aaliyah Edwards handled the boards. The scoring, both stellar freshmen did their share and more for No. 1 Connecticut.

Illini win 74-69 as Wisconsin’s Trice-led rally falls short

Illinois held on without Ayo Dosunmu.
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Travel

Gun provocation reveals tensions in Michigan tourist haven

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Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics such as roads and libraries, came a surprising seven seconds that drew the kind of national attention no local government wants.

Food

Chicken and Walnuts in Lettuce Puffs with Chinese Rice

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Stir-fried chicken, walnuts and vegetables in lettuce puffs is one of my favorite dishes.

Health

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

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Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Now that most legislatures are back in session, a new type of pushback is taking root: misinformation.

Entertainment

At bicoastal Globes on Sunday, ‘Borat’ could triumph

When drained of glamour, what’s left of the Golden Globes?

Auto Trends

Auto review: The 2021 Kia Sorento is one you’ll remember

Cars can be like that too: so boring, humdrum and unmemorable that driving them is as thrilling as buying a new box of dryer softener sheets.

Lawsuits filed against auto insurers over rates in pandemic

Class action lawsuits were filed in Nevada against 10 major auto insurance companies, contending that the companies charged excessive insurance premiums during the pandemic by failing to account for a drop in driving and crashes.

New or used? Either way, price hikes squeeze US auto buyers

The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America's auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many.

2021 Porsche Taycan RWD erases most differences between electric and gasoline vehicles

It’s time to stop talking about electric cars like they’re odd and radically different, a new kind of transportation.