Biden returns to his Scranton roots to pitch tax plan

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden returns to his childhood hometown of Scranton on Tuesday to open three straight days of campaigning in Pennsylvania, capitalizing on the opportunity to work the battleground state while Donald Trump spends the week in a New York City courtroom for his first criminal trial. The Democratic president plans to … Read more

Nissan says it will make next-generation EV batteries by early 2029

[ad_1] YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan expects to mass produce electric vehicles powered by advanced next-generation batteries by early 2029, the company said Tuesday during a media tour of an unfinished pilot plant. Japan’s legacy automakers have fallen behind newer rivals like America’s Tesla and China’s BYD in the emerging all-electric auto sector. But Nissan, like … Read more

Nissan says it will make next-generation EV batteries by early 2029

[ad_1] YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan expects to mass produce electric vehicles powered by advanced next-generation batteries by early 2029, the company said Tuesday during a media tour of an unfinished pilot plant. Japan’s legacy automakers have fallen behind newer rivals like America’s Tesla and China’s BYD in the emerging all-electric auto sector. But Nissan, like … Read more

What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. — A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin himself. A New Mexico judge on Monday found that … Read more

China’s economy grew 5.3% in first quarter, beating expectations

[ad_1] HONG KONG — China’s economy in the first quarter beat expectations while receiving a boost from policies and an increase in demand, the government said Tuesday. The world’s second-largest economy expanded at a 5.3% annual pace in January-March, beating analysts’ forecasts of about 4.8%, official data show. Compared to the previous quarter, growth was … Read more

Indiana limits abortion data for privacy under near-total ban, but some GOP candidates push back

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana allows so few abortions that health officials stopped releasing individual reports to protect patient privacy — a move some Republicans are now fighting to reverse. The Republicans, including prominent candidates for office this year, want access to reports detailing each abortion still performed in the state. Advocates for abortion rights and … Read more

Trump trial: Why can’t Americans see or hear what is going on inside the courtroom?

[ad_1] NEW YORK — It’s a moment in history — the first U.S. president facing criminal charges in an American courtroom. Yet only a handful of observers are able to see or even hear what is going on. Instead, most of the nation is getting news of former President Donald Trump‘s hush money trial secondhand. … Read more

Weedkiller manufacturer seeks lawmakers’ help to squelch claims it failed to warn about cancer

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Nearly identical bills introduced in Iowa, Missouri and Idaho this year — … Read more

Characters enter the public domain. Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer. Where is remix culture going?

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character’s head? Thus unfolds the trailer for the 2023 movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and … Read more

In war saga ‘The Sympathizer,’ Vietnamese voices are no longer stuck in the background

[ad_1] Vietnamese journalist-turned-filmmaker Phanxinê remembers exactly when he decided to make movies in his native country rather than Hollywood. It was in 2008 but it could have been a satirical scene out of the Vietnam Era-novel “The Sympathizer.” Someone from a movie studio visiting his University of Southern California film class told him his story … Read more