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N.Y.C. Is on Pace to Draw a Record 67 Million Tourists This Year

NY Times - 1 hour 23 min ago
Monday: The city could see close to two million more visitors than it did in 2018, according to the tourism marketing agency.

Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

NY Times - 1 hour 41 min ago
Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely.

Developing New Guidelines on Lyme Disease

NY Times - 1 hour 41 min ago
Public comments are still being accepted, but antibiotic treatment options for children are likely to be expanded to include the use of doxycycline.

6 teens shot at 'instant house party' organized on Snapchat

CNN - 1 hour 49 min ago
An impromptu house party devolved into chaos when a verbal dispute led to the shootings of at least six teenagers.

'Stand Your Ground' manslaughter trial begins in killing over handicap parking spot

CNN - 1 hour 57 min ago
The Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man last summer outside a grocery store, sparking a nationwide debate on the state's "stand your ground" law, is set to stand trial on Monday for manslaughter.

2 officers in controversial arrest of black man will not face a criminal investigation

CNN - 2 hours 45 sec ago
Two mounted officers seen leading a handcuffed black man by what appeared to be a rope will not face a criminal investigation, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Iranian oil tanker in standoff between UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar

CNN - 2 hours 8 min ago
An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site.

H.D.R. Is Coming to a TV Near You. Here’s Why You Should Care.

NY Times - 2 hours 9 min ago
If you’re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: H.D.R., or High Dynamic Range. Soon it’ll be everywhere, but here’s why it’s worth a look now.

What to Do When You’ve Said the Wrong Thing

NY Times - 2 hours 9 min ago
Assess the harm. Don’t “catastrophize.” Take responsibility.

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

NY Times - 2 hours 9 min ago
Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others.

What Different-Looking People Would Like You to Know Before You Stare

NY Times - 2 hours 9 min ago
It's human nature to be curious, but when confronted with someone who looks different than you do, here's what they'd like you to know before you stare.

Seized Iranian Tanker Leaves Gibraltar Despite U.S. Pressure

NY Times - 2 hours 11 min ago
The ship’s departure raised expectations that Iran, in turn, would relinquish a British tanker it seized in apparent retaliation.

Fire Hydrants Have Been New York’s Cool Solution for 100 Years

NY Times - 2 hours 25 min ago
Once banned by the city, letting the waters flow is now a summer tradition.

Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There.

NY Times - 2 hours 25 min ago
A protest by a group of coal miners in Harlan County, Ky., has grown into a small 24-hour tent city.

How Job Retraining Can Yield Lasting Wage Gains (It Isn’t Cheap)

NY Times - 2 hours 25 min ago
A San Antonio program offers a rare American success story in helping workers attain better lives. Its guiding principle: “We will not let them fail.”

Monday, August 19, 2019 Daily Mass Reading

Daily Readings - 2 hours 25 min ago
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

Potential mass shootings averted, authorities say

CNN - 2 hours 29 min ago
• Florida: Man arrested for threatening to open fire on a large crowd of people • Ohio: Man allegedly threatened a shooting at a Jewish center • Connecticut: FBI says man was arrested after expressing interest in committing a mass shooting

No-deal Brexit report leaked as government effectively ends all EU law in UK

CNN - 2 hours 30 min ago
With less than 75 days until Britain is set to exit the European Union, a government report leaked to The Sunday Times newspaper reveals the disastrous effects a no-deal Brexit would unleash on the country.
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