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Rich New Yorkers are paying people $80 an hour to wait in long lines for them at COVID-19 testing centers

People stand outside a COVID-19 rapid testing center in Manhattan's Upper West Side on September 18. Noam Galai/Getty Images Wealthy New Yorkers are paying people to stand in COVID-19 testing lines for them, the New York Post reported. Demand for tests has surged before Thanksgiving, leading to hours-long waits at some testing centers in the city. People on the freelance marketplace TaskRabbit offering to line-sit told the Post they'd been charging up to $80 an hour. When they approach...
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New York City’s first African American mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

By DEEPTI HAJELA | Associated Press NEW YORK — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93. Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. The department said officers were called to the former mayor’s home in the evening. Initial indications were that he died of natural causes. Dinkins’ death ca...
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Rich New Yorkers are hiring line-waiters to sit in COVID-19 testing queues

Even as New Yorkers are advised to cancel Thanksgiving plans and only celebrate with their immediate households, thousands are hitting testing sites for some reassurance — and paperwork — ahead of travel and Turkey Day bashes.
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Concede or fight? Where Trump's lawyers, family members, and GOP lawmakers stand on the president's decision to refuse to concede to Biden

Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. before the presidential debate last week in Cleveland, Ohio. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is refusing to concede the presidential election, and said he plans to fight the results in court.  The issue of whether to concede has divided Trump's inner circle, with some advising him to accept loss with dignity. Others are encouraging him to continue to dispute the results, even thou...
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Republicans will continue to cherry-pick examples of anti-conservative bias at Facebook and Twitter — but right-wing misinformation breaks more rules online

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., on November 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images Republican lawmakers have been using congressional hearings as an opportunity to grill the CEOs of tech companies whose online platforms, they allege, discriminate against conservative content. At Tuesday's virtual Senate hearing featuring Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, Republican lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz once again questioned the execs on random examples of what...
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo will receive an Emmy for showing 'leadership' during his daily COVID-19 press briefings

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in September. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Andrew Cuomo is set to receive an Emmy award for his daily televised press briefings during the pandemic, the Academy announced on Friday. The Academy said Cuomo will be acknowledged for "his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world." Cuomo said he found the Emmy recognition "flattering" and that ...
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Morning Docket: 11.20.20

* A California judge has approved some marijuana delivery services within the state. Guess Pineapple Express can now be expressly delivered, and you can get your weed and munchies delivered at the same time... [Los Angeles Times] * Joe Biden might be considering Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, to be his Attorney General. [CBS Boston] * A new lawsuit alleges that employees at a Waterloo, Iowa meatpacking plant (a facility hit hard by the pandemic) took bets about how many...
Tags: Uber, New York Post, Law, California, Cbs News, Attorney General, Virginia, Massachusetts, Marijuana, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Iowa, CBS Boston, Waterloo Iowa, Deval Patrick, Morning Docket


Royal Caribbean says 100,000 people have already volunteered for its test cruises

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas cruise ship. Royal Caribbean The cruise industry came to an abrupt halt in March as the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global pandemic. Before cruise lines are allowed to officially set sail again, they're legally mandated to run test cruises — and Royal Caribbean has already signed up 100,000 willing volunteers, the company's president said.  Last week, the first cruise to sail the Caribbean in months was forced to return to por...
Tags: Cruises, Health, Transportation, Facebook, New York Post, Science, Trends, United States, Boats, World Health Organization, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Royal Caribbean, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Michael Bayley, Bayley


The Post Office says 300,000 New Yorkers have fled the city — for places like the Hamptons and even Honolulu

More than 300,000 people moved out of New York City during the coronavirus pandemic, according to mail-forwarding records from the US Postal Service. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Imates More than 300,000 New Yorkers moved away from the city over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, according to US Postal Service data obtained by the New York Post. Many of the Big Apple's richest, which account for close to half of the city's tax revenue, are among those who have fled. Many former city dwellers...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Real Estate, New York, News, New York City, US, Trends, Post Office, Economy, US Postal Service, Southampton, Hawaii, New Jersey, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio


It’s Going To Be About The Money

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The NHL is seeking financial concessions in the form of a 13 percent deferral on 2020-21 pay from players as an opening gambit in Return to Play negotiations for the 2020-21 season, multiple sources have told The Post. It is unclear how the NHLPA, which agreed to a 10 percent deferral in the six-year collective bargaining agreement extension agreed upon by the parties just over four months ago in early July, will respond. Escrow will be capped —...
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Mark Zuckerberg says it makes sense for Facebook to be liable for 'some content,' but the social giant and other platforms still shouldn't be regulated as publishers or telecom firms

Mark Zuckerberg at the 56th Munich Security Conference in February 2020. Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there should be liability for "some content" on its site, but that it still shouldn't be regulated as news publishers are, a move that has emerged amid the ongoing discussion around Section 230 revisions. Section 230 is an internet law that shields online platforms from being liable for content that people post, a liability that applies to ...
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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook should be liable for 'some content,' but the social giant and other platforms still shouldn't be regulated as publishers or telecom firms

Mark Zuckerberg at the 56th Munich Security Conference in February 2020. Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there should be liability for "some content" on its site, but that it still shouldn't be regulated as news publishers are, a move that has emerged amid the ongoing discussion around Section 230 revisions. Section 230 is an internet law that shields online platforms from being liable for content that people post, a liability that applies to ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, News, Senate, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Ceo, Jack Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Tech Companies, Democratic, Tech Insider, Getty Images Facebook, Katie Canales


Mark Zuckerberg said banning Steve Bannon from the platform for advocating for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI director Christopher Wray is 'not what our policies would suggest'

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once again said Steve Bannon's account won't be suspended after the former Trump advisor called for federal officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, to be beheaded. In a virtual Senate hearing Tuesday, Zuckerberg said the call is because doing so is "not what our policies would suggest that ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Social Media, Conservative, Joe Biden, Fbi, Capitol Hill, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


WATCH LIVE: Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Facebook and Twitter's handling of the election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Lawmakers are expected to grill the tech CEOs about how their platforms moderated content before and after Election Day. The hearing was scheduled last month after Facebook and Twitter temporarily restricted the spread of a dubious and unverified New York Post article about Joe Biden's son Hunter, which made its way to the Post through Rudy Giuliani, Presiden...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, New York Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Jack Dorsey, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Hunter, Senate Judiciary Committee, Aaron Holmes


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are about to appear in front of Congress for a hearing on content moderation — here's how to watch

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are scheduled to appear before Congress on Tuesday in a virtual hearing on how the companies moderate content. The hearing was scheduled after Twitter and Facebook banned or limited the reach of a dubious New York Post story about Joe Biden's son, a move that fueled Republicans' belief that the tech industry is biased against conservatives. Republican lawmakers will likel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Cnet


Morning Docket: 11.17.20

* A Florida lawyer has been charged with extortion against two NFL players for allegedly asking for cash in exchange for clients recanting robbery and assault allegations. Guess the attorney might be liable for "unnecessary roughness"... [New York Times] * An Iowa lawyer, who allegedly forged his client's name on court documents, has been suspended from practice. [Bloomberg Law] * The Supreme Court may soon determine whether governments can restrict church functions to curb the spread of COV...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, NFL, New York Times, Iowa, Oakley, Charles Oakley, Denver Post, New York Knick, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, COVID-19


Twitter and Facebook CEOs to testify on alleged anti-conservative bias

Senate hearing was called in response to how the companies’ platforms handled a New York Post article about Joe BidenThe chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook are taking the stand Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms.Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were subpoenaed in October to appear at Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate judiciary committee in order to “review the companies’ handling of the 2020 election”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Technology, Republicans, Senate, US news, US politics, US Senate, Jack Dorsey, Joe BidenThe


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg will face Congress again, this time about the election

After giving in to the looming threat of subpoenas, two of tech’s most high profile CEOs will again be grilled by Congress. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will host Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for what’s likely to be another multi-hour airing of assorted grievances. In this round, Republican lawmakers called the hearing to press the tech titans on “Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election.” The hearing, which was scheduled before the election, was ap...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Youtube, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Susan Wojcicki, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Kamala Harris, Dorsey


Congress will grill the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday during a hearing on content moderation hearing — here's how to watch and what to expect

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are scheduled to appear before Congress on Tuesday in a virtual hearing on how the companies moderate content. The hearing was scheduled after Twitter and Facebook banned or limited the reach of a dubious New York Post story about Joe Biden's son, a move that fueled Republicans' belief that the tech industry is biased against conservatives. Republican lawmakers will likel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Cnet


Home Depot to retake control of HD Supply Holdings in $8 billion deal

Home Depot said it plans to buy industrial wholesale giant HD Supply Holdings for about $8 billion, setting itself up to regain control over the industrial material wholesaler after spinning it off over a decade ago.
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Morning Docket: 11.16.20

* Judge Judy's lawsuit against a former broadcast partner about allegedly unpaid profits is heating up. Maybe they can resolve their differences on The People's Court... [Deadline] * A lawyer for the first woman to face a federal execution in decades is seeking a delay of the execution because the attorney is battling COVID-19. [Yahoo News] * It has been recently revealed that one of Jeffrey Epstein's defense lawyers, who got Epstein a "sweetheart" plea bargain in 2009, previously dated a t...
Tags: New York Post, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Law, Meth, New Jersey, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Judy, Rutgers University, New Jersey Law Journal, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Texarkana Gazette, People's Court, Morning Docket


I lost my job as an NYC public school teacher for having a provocative past. Here's how I turned the humiliating experience into a flourishing freelance career.

Melissa Petro turned to freelance writing and gig work after losing her job as a schoolteacher. Courtesy of Melissa Petro / Instagram Melissa Petro is a freelance writer who lives with her husband and two children in New York City. In 2010, Petro lost her job as an elementary school teacher after months of negative press coverage attacking her for past experiences in the sex industry. Instead of giving into what she says was the most humiliating experience of her life, Petro took the loss ...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, New York City, Trends, Cnn, Cbs, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Michael Bloomberg, Huffington Post, Sri Lanka, Carrie Bradshaw, MFA, New School, South Bronx, New York City Department of Education


Meet the Bidens: America's new First Family

Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. standing with his family on back of a train after announcing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in June 1987. Getty Images The Biden family is the new First Family.  Former Vice President Joe Biden will be joined in the White House by his wife, Jill Biden, and their dogs, Champ and Major. Joe Biden has a daughter named Ashley with Jill, his second wife. He had three children with his first wife, Neilia, only one of whom, his son Hunter, is sti...
Tags: Apple, New York Post, Obama, Navy, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap, Bbc, Hillary Clinton, United States, Judaism


A new bike path directly connects New York City to Canada

The 750-mile Empire State Bike Trail is expected to be fully open and operational by the end of 2020, according to the New York Post. In 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the Empire State Trail to promote outdoor recreation, encourage healthy lifestyles, support community vitality, and bolster tourism-related economic development. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, New York Post, News, New York City, Bicycles, Bikes, Canada, Bicycling, Bike Paths, Andrew Cuomo, Canadaland, I want to ride my bicycle, Empire State Trail, Empire State Bike Trail


Ticketmaster To Require Negative COVID-19 Test Or Vaccination To Attend Concerts

Ticketmaster is planning to check the coronavirus vaccination status of concert-goers prior to shows once a treatment is approved. The New York Post reports: The ticketing giant plans to have customers use their cellphones to verify their inoculation or whether they've tested negative for the virus within a 24- to 72-hour window, according to the exclusive report. The plan, which is still being ironed out, will utilize three separate components, including the California-based company's digital t...
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Bill Ackman just made another massive bet on a new COVID-19 surge

The bet is nearly identical to — albeit only 30 percent as big as — his now-famous hedge in late March, in which he bought $27 million of credit-default swaps that netted him a staggering profit of $2.6 billion.
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Tucker Carlson stands by Trump's unproven claims of voter fraud but admits it's not 'enough to alter the election result'

Tucker Carlson Associated Press Tucker Carlson said there is not enough evidence of voter fraud to change the fact that Joe Biden won the election. But Carlson insisted that there has been voter fraud, despite a report from an international group of election observers that said otherwise.  Trump lawyers who are handling challenges to election results also said they're concerned the lawsuits are not based on evidence.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fox News host Tucker...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, Elections, Media, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, New York Times, Fox News, Michigan, Biden, Vox, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump


Person jumps from balcony while viewing high-end Hollywood condo

A person viewing an apartment in one of Los Angeles' most exclusive buildings reportedly jumped over the balcony wall and plunged to their death.
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On free agency, and what the off-season holds for the Dodgers

Editor’s note: This is the Monday, Nov. 9 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter from reporter J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. As always happens around this time of year, I’m trying to keep an eye on the headlines around MLB, checking in with people around the game, and trying to see where the Dodgers fit in to the bigger off-season picture. This off-season promises to be different, and not in a good way for free agents. I wrote last week about how ...
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The Why and How of Tackling SEO for Small Businesses as Reliance on Digital Channels Increases

Small businesses today recognize the importance of digital channels to attract and engage customers. This is especially true as the havoc and disruption triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic places even greater reliance on these channels. A GoDaddy poll cited in the New York Post revealed that 23% of business owners said that they’ve created a website or updated their old one since lockdown began. The poll also found that 57% of consumers have shopped online with a small business since the pandemic...
Tags: Google, Business, New York Post, America, Godaddy, Seo, Sales & Marketing, United States, Steve, Coo, Right Now, Information Systems, Retail Systems Research, Steven Clayton, Reliance on Digital Channels Increases