Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 10:11 pm PDT, Monday, June 24, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, the Golden Gate Bridge is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, Calif. Tens of millions of people in the Western US face a growing health risk due to wildfires as more intense and frequent blazes churn out greater volumes of lung-damaging smoke, according to research scientists at NASA and several major universities. less FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, the Golden Gate Bridge is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, Calif. Tens of millions of people in the Western US ... more Photo: Eric Risberg, AP Photo: Eric Risberg, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about Jump in wildfires means smoke’s health impact will spread
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Given all the upheaval and uncertainty, the most important franchise figure for the Celtics for 2019-2020 is a guy who hasn’t taken a shot on an NBA court since 1995, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. Danny the Dealer has his work cut out for him. Nothing that happened in Thursday night’s NBA Draft changed that. The Celtics’ future hinges on what moves Ainge has up his sleeve because the hand the Celtics are playing isn’t as strong as expected. If the draft was any indication, there are no quick fixes for Ainge and the Green. They’re going to have to bide their time and wait for the NBA soap opera to spin in their direction like a roulette wheel, providing them their opportunity to steal a scene and a difference-maker. The good news is that no GM in the NBA is as good at enhancing and extolling the value of his assets as Ainge. He’s a crafty and convincing salesman, master of the pump and dump stock strategy. So, Ainge is back in … [Read more...] about Celtics are on Plan A: accept, adapt, and adjust
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax is catching flack from the people it would hit hardest. After former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz called the plan “ridiculous,” former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a fellow multi-billionaire and potential 2020 presidential candidate — took issue with Warren’s proposal Tuesday during a trip to New Hampshire. While suggesting the country needed more progressive income tax rates, Bloomberg said people should also be incentivized to be more productive. “We need a healthy economy and we shouldn’t be embarrassed about our system,” he said, according to The Boston Globe. “If you want to look at a system that’s non-capitalistic, just take a look at what was once, perhaps, the wealthiest country in the world and today people are starving to death. It’s called Venezuela.” Bloomberg’s invocation of Venezuela bristled economists like Paul Krugman, who noted … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren is clashing with billionaires over her wealth tax plan. But would it be constitutional?
At first, it seemed like the stomach flu. Weeks before his 24th birthday in May 2015, Alec Raeshawn Smith was overcome by troubling symptoms. His body ached, his stomach hurt and he wasn’t sleeping well. Laine Lu, a co-worker at his restaurant job, urged him to see a doctor. “This is not normal,” she recalls telling him. “Go get checked out.” His mother, Nicole Smith-Holt, worried too. He called her when he decided to go to a health clinic near Minneapolis. He said, “Seriously, Mom, I think something is really wrong with me.” The diagnosis was surprising: Type 1 diabetes. Alec’s blood sugar levels were nearly twice the healthy limit. His family didn’t have a history of diabetes, and lanky, 6-foot-3 Alec looked like the picture of health. At 23, he seemed too old for Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes because it often strikes children. But as Alec discovered, Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune response that can appear at … [Read more...] about Twin Cities mother fights for lower insulin prices after death of diabetic son believed to have been rationing
Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press Updated 10:05 pm PST, Saturday, November 17, 2018 This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. less This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought ... more Photo: Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP Photo: Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 This combination of … [Read more...] about 1st Black Democratic nominee for Florida gov gives up race