Feds: 47 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts in what they said Tuesday was the largest fraud scheme yet to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by stealing $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low -income children. Prosecutors say the defendants created companies that … Read more

MLB, NBA and NHL may buy biggest owner of regional sports TV networks: sources

MLB, the NBA and the NHL may orchestrate a buyout of the nation’s dominant owner of regional sports TV networks, whose shaky finances pose an increasing threat to their teams, The Post has learned. The trio of pro-sports leagues are expected to soon begin talks with Diamond Sports, which operates 21 regional Bally Sports networks … Read more

Microsoft Windows 11 2022 Update with Clipchamp available

Panos Panay, chief product officer of Microsoft, holds the Surface Neo laptop computer during a Microsoft product event in New York on Oct. 2, 2019. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Microsoft on Tuesday said it’s starting to release the first major update to Windows 11, the current version of its PC operating system. … Read more

Goldman Sachs banker kept spreadsheet ranking female recruits’ bodies: book

A former employee of Goldman Sachs alleges that the investment bank’s Manhattan headquarters is so rife with misogyny that a colleague kept a spreadsheet ranking female recruits on their “f–kability,” declaring: “I want tit size and a–shape.” Jamie Fiore Higgins, 46, of Somerset County, New Jersey, writes in her memoir that she was told by … Read more

Librarians, lawmakers push for greater access to e-books in New York and across the US | News

Librarians and their legislative allies are pushing publishers of electronic books to lower their prices and relax licensing terms, an effort that could make it easier for millions of library users to borrow the increasingly popular digital versions of books. Supporters say the e-book lending legislation in several states would allow libraries to offer more … Read more

In South Korea, fried chicken is the latest sign of inflation woes

Hong Kong/Seoul CNN Business — Clark Park, the 35-year-old YouTuber, is one of many people in South Korea fed up with high food prices. That’s why he grabbed his camera and joined a huge throng of shoppers clamoring for cheap fried chicken one August morning at Homeplus, a hypermarket chain that had just slashed 12% … Read more

Ford CEO Jim Farley reveals why 2024 Mustang is staying gas-powered

Ford Chair Bill Ford and President and CEO Jim Farley converse in front of newly revealed Mustang Dark Horse at The Stampede in downtown Detroit on Sept. 14, 2022. Ford DETROIT – Ford Motor CEO Jim Farley was in his element Wednesday night, surrounded by gearheads and the automaker’s new 2024 Mustang models, including a … Read more

Children’s Book Fair and Fall Garden Fair return in full force this weekend | Evening Digest

The 35th Annual Children’s Book Fair and the 61st Fall Garden Fair are returning in full for the first time this weekend, following two years of scaled-down or lapsed celebrations due to the pandemic. The weekend kicks off with the Fall Garden Fair, a counterpart to the spring fair and Chicago’s oldest community garden sale. … Read more

Ford’s new Mustang sticks with pure gasoline

CNN — Ford unveiled an all-new version of the two-door Mustang coupe at an event in Detroit Wednesday night. It has a new body design and new engine options, but the one thing it won’t have is electric motors. The new Mustang will be offered only with pure gasoline power, at least for now. Buyers … Read more

Over 100 of King Charles’ personal staff told they could lose their jobs: report

So much for getting the royal treatment. More than 100 staff members who’ve been serving King Charles III at his Clarence House residence in London — some of them for decades — could be laid off now that the new monarch and his wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort, are expected to move to Buckingham Palace. … Read more