Near-freezing lows expected again Tuesday — here's what it means for seasonal plants
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by Lauren Maroney
4h ago
If you stepped out the door Monday morning and thought “I might need to grab my winter coat,” you were not alone. Monday brought morning low temperatures into the 20s and 30s for many. But beyond just needing a heavier coat, these cold morning temperatures also pose a threat to seasonal vegetation. So if you took advantage of Saturday’s warmer weather and started working on your backyard garden, you’ll want to keep a close eye on the chilly morning temperatures this week. We saw frost advisories and freeze warnings Monday, and more have already been posted for Tuesday. Areas within these aler ..read more
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‘We need a reset:' Columbia moves classes remote as protests intensify
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by Jennifer Millman and The Associated Press
8h ago
What to Know The president of Columbia University moved all classes remote for Monday, citing ongoing pro-Palestinian protests at the Ivy League school’s Morningside Heights campus and increasing reports of student fear in calling for a “reset” The students had been opposing Israeli military action in Gaza and demanding the school divest from companies they claim “profit from Israeli apartheid” Mayor Eric Adams said Sunday evening, as a rabbi urged Jewish students to flee the Columbia campus, that he was “horrified and disgusted with the antisemitism being spewed at and around the Columbia Un ..read more
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Hundreds hold protest at Yale
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9h ago
Hundreds of people are protesting at Yale University in New Haven on Monday morning and they are blocking the intersection of Grove and Cottage streets. The mayor’s office said Yale police responded to Beinecke Plaza on campus and they were removing people and New Haven police were there to assist. Video from the scene shows several people chanting “Free Palestine” and “We will not stop, we will not rest” and marching with signs that say “Free Palestine,” “Up With Liberation,” as well as other signs. The mayor’s office said that people have been camping out on the campus of Yale University in ..read more
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Trump set to return to court for opening statements in his historic hush money trial
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by AP and Staff
9h ago
Opening statements in Donald Trump’s historic hush money trial are set to begin Monday morning, setting the stage for weeks of unsavory and salacious testimony about the former president’s personal life and placing his legal troubles at the center of his closely contested campaign against President Joe Biden. A panel of New Yorkers — 12 jurors and six alternates — was sworn in last Friday after four days of jury selection and will hear what is the first-ever criminal trial against a former U.S. commander-in-chief. Trump is accused of falsifying internal business records as part ..read more
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Here are the top 10 smartest cities in the world — and none are in the U.S.
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by Ernestine Siu,CNBC
9h ago
Smart cities in Europe and Asia are gaining ground globally while North American cities have fallen down the ranks, according to the 2024 Smart City Index released April. Of the top 10 smart cities on the list, seven were in Europe. This year’s index was produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center’s Smart City Observatory in collaboration with the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) that’s based in Seoul, South Korea. The report ranks 142 smart cities worldwide based on data analyzed by researchers, as well as survey responses of 120 residents in each city. The study captur ..read more
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Earth Day 2024: History, theme and why we celebrate it
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by The Associated Press
11h ago
Millions of people around the world will pause on Monday, at least for a moment, to mark Earth Day. It’s an annual event founded by people who hoped to stir activism to clean up and preserve a planet that is now home to some 8 billion humans and assorted trillions of other organisms. Here are answers to some common questions about Earth Day and how it came to be: Why do we celebrate Earth Day? Earth Day has its roots in growing concern over pollution in the 1960s, when author Rachel Carson’s 1962 book “Silent Spring,” about the pesticide DDT and its damaging effects on the food chain, hit best ..read more
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Columbia to hold classes virtually as Jewish leaders warn of safety amid tensions over pro-Palestinian protests
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by Dennis Romero | NBC News
12h ago
A growing number of leaders and organizations have called on Columbia University and its president to protect students amid reports of antisemitic and offensive statements and actions on and near its campus, which has been the site this week of a pro-Palestinian encampment and protest. The protest and encampment on campus has drawn attention to the right of free speech and the rights of students to feel safe from violence, with a campus rabbi recommending Jewish students return home for their own safety, according to NBC News. Early Monday, Columbia President Nemat “Minouche” Shafik said ..read more
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DOJ threatens NYPD with lawsuit over sidewalk parking
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by Brian Price
1d ago
The regular practice of the NYPD parking its cars in the middle of sidewalks around precincts has caught the attention of the federal government. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter to the police department last month warning that illegally parking in that manner is a violation of the American with Disabilities Act. Streetsblog NYC first reported on the letter. “In the event we determine that we cannot secure compliance voluntarily to correct the deficiencies identified in this letter, the Attorney General may initiate a lawsuit pursuant to the ADA,” the letter from the U.S. Attorne ..read more
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Israeli leaders criticize expected US sanctions against military unit that could further strain ties
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by Josef Federman | Associated Press
1d ago
Israeli leaders on Sunday harshly criticized an expected decision by the U.S. to impose sanctions on a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli military. The decision, expected as soon as Monday, would mark the first time the U.S. has ever imposed sanctions on a unit inside the Israeli military and further strains relations between the two allies, which have grown increasingly tense during Israel’s war in Gaza. While U.S. officials declined to identify the sanctioned unit, Israeli leaders and local media identified it as Netzah Yehuda — an infantry battalion founded roughly a quarter of ..read more
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Donald Trump's hush money criminal trial shifts to opening statements Monday
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by Michael R. Sisak
1d ago
Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial shifts to opening statements Monday, followed by the start of witness testimony. A jury of seven men and five women, plus six alternates, was picked last week. The trial centers on allegations the former president falsified his company’s internal records to obscure the true nature of reimbursement payments to his former fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen, who arranged hush money payments to bury negative stories about him during his 2016 presidential race. The witnesses include a porn actor, a former tabloid publisher and Cohen, who went to federal prison f ..read more
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