Book Twitter comes to life

Book Twitter comes to life

“Asking a writer how they did during the pandemic is a bit like asking a cat,” Seth Meyers told a group of 600 literary luminaries Tuesday night. “‘It was weird! I just sat, never went out.’” The scene was Book Twitter incarnate: Poets & Writers, the nonprofit literary organization, held a gala with what Mr … Read more

Alaska Airlines cancels more than 120 flights and warns of possible weekend disruptions – KIRO 7 News Seattle

Alaska Airlines cancels more than 120 flights and warns of possible weekend disruptions – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATAC, Wash. – Canceled flights affected more than 15,000 Alaska Airlines passengers on Friday, and the airline warned that there could be more disruptions this weekend in the middle of the spring holiday travel season. By 9:00 a.m., the airline had canceled more than 120 flights on the entire system. “It’s pretty frustrating. We got … Read more

Ukrainian historical, religious sites damaged in Russian invasion

Ukrainian historical, religious sites damaged in Russian invasion

At least 53 historic sites have been damaged in Ukraine, according to a report. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called for further safeguard measures to protect these priceless sites in the midst of the ongoing Russian war. In total, the UNESCO report listed 29 religious sites, 16 historic buildings, four … Read more

Two COVID-19 deaths in southern Australia along with 4,483 new cases

Two COVID-19 deaths in southern Australia along with 4,483 new cases

A man in his 50s and a woman over 100 have both died in southern Australia after testing positive for COVID-19. Key points: Two people with COVID-19 have died in southern Australia New cases are down after more than 5,000 in the last three days A top doctor says people should show care for each … Read more

Gas pipelines and pipes ‘did not contribute to or cause’ Wythenshawe house bombing that killed 91-year-old, says board

Gas pipelines and pipes ‘did not contribute to or cause’ Wythenshawe house bombing that killed 91-year-old, says board

The gas network and the pipes ‘did not contribute to or cause’ the house explosion, which killed a 91-year-old in Wythenshawe last night, the gas network has found. The gas plate, Cadent, has revealed the conclusions of its inspections in the wake of the explosion that saw Frank Burton’s death in his home. The gas … Read more

Ukraine’s parliamentarians are asking Canada for money to buy weapons

Ukraine’s parliamentarians are asking Canada for money to buy weapons

OTTAWA – Ukrainian lawmakers are asking Canada to give its country the money it needs to buy heavy military weapons, and warn that the only way to secure peace with Russia is by defeating it on the battlefield. Five Ukrainian parliamentarians issued their appeal following a personal meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other … Read more