Indonesia tragedy: 3 police, 3 civilians charged

Indonesia tragedy: 3 police, 3 civilians charged

School children walk past a banner placed in various places in Malang, as a call to investigate the crush that killed at least 131 people in Indonesia. JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP via Getty Images Indonesian police said they are bringing criminal charges against three officers and three civilians for their roles in the deaths of 131 people last … Read more

Department of Labor spikes Trump apprenticeship program detested by unions

Department of Labor spikes Trump apprenticeship program detested by unions

The Department of Labor will cut back on federal apprenticeship programs as it nixes a Trump administration policy regarded as a “threat” by labor unions. The Biden administration will dissolve the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) on November 25—a move that follows strong pressure from Democrats and labor unions who argue the program lacks necessary oversight … Read more

Analysis | Carson Wentz’s rocky start is among the worst in the Daniel Snyder era

Analysis | Carson Wentz’s rocky start is among the worst in the Daniel Snyder era

Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder was feeling upbeat during an August Zoom meeting with members of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission, part of the application process for a retail sportsbook license at FedEx Field. He raved about his team’s “dramatically upgraded” stadium and promised “big-time attendance” would follow. He added that he was … Read more

U.K. warned of possible winter power blackouts if Ukraine war cuts energy supplies

U.K. warned of possible winter power blackouts if Ukraine war cuts energy supplies

London — The company that manages the U.K.’s power and gas infrastructure has warned that Britons could face winter blackouts due to the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The National Grid warned this week that the war had caused “unprecedented turmoil and volatility in energy markets in Europe and beyond.” National Grid believes electricity supplies … Read more

What to watch with your kids: ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ and more

What to watch with your kids: ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ and more

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (PG) Cute singing croc musical has slapstick, a little peril. “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” is a live-action, family-friendly musical based on the beloved picture book series that began in 1962. As in the books, the story centers on the Primm family, who discover that they have a crocodile in their New York City … Read more

David O. Russell is the latest face of Hollywood’s workplace abuse problem

David O. Russell is the latest face of Hollywood’s workplace abuse problem

Last month, amid the hubbub over rumored drama behind the scenes of “Don’t Worry Darling,” director Olivia Wilde noted that male filmmakers are held to “very different standards” from their female counterparts. Men are “praised for being tyrannical,” she said on a late-night talk show, adding that their behavior can be repeatedly called into question … Read more

Whatever happened to the almighty Q Score?

Whatever happened to the almighty Q Score?

Early in the 1996 meta-horror movie “Scream,” a group of teens are trying to guess who murdered Drew Barrymore’s character. A nerdy cinephile named Randy, played by Jamie Kennedy, quipped that being the killer “would certainly improve your high school Q.” Q? What’s that? Someone born in the internet age might think Randy’s a conspiracy … Read more

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize is going to jailed Belarus rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian group Memorial and the Ukrainian organization Center for Civil Liberties, the award’s judges said Friday. Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said the judges wanted to honor “three outstanding champions of human rights, democracy and peaceful coexistence … Read more