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Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a German town — and found a man arguing with a parrot. A resident in Loerrach called Monday to report loud shouting that had been going on for some time. Police said Tuesday that officers sent to the scene found there was a loud argument going on — between a man and a parrot. The man told them he had been annoyed with the bird, which belonged to his girlfriend. (AP)
A retired Alaska state lawmaker said a naked passenger was tackled and detained on a flight from Seattle to Anchorage. Former state Sen. Johnny Ellis tweeted that the incident happened Monday after the man ran from the front of the plane to the back, yelling and waving. An Alaska Airlines spokeswoman said flight 107 landed without incident. She said a disruptive passenger was detained shortly before the descent. (AP)
A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague’s send-off. Saline police Chief Jerrod Hart said officers confiscated the brownies May 3 after another employee tipped off management. The Ann Arbor News reported that other employees told police there may have been tension between the woman and the departing employee. (AP)
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The Pantheon’s unreinforced 142-foot concrete dome might not be approved for construction today, but Metro could stand to learn from it.
heavy subway train. Perucchio said that if an architect today were to file paperwork intending to build the Pantheon — the Roman temple that has a 142-foot-high unreinforced concrete dome — permission would be denied. “You would be told, ‘You can’t do it, because the material is not capable of resisting the mechanical stresses,’ ” Perucchio said. “If you hear that, you must arrive at one of two conclusions: One is that the
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The CEO and president of Washingtonian issued an apology Monday for the magazine’s “I Am Not a Tourist” marketing campaign. The publication was criticized for not featuring a diverse group of D.C. residents in photos of people wearing T-shirts for the campaign. CEO and President Catherine Merrill Williams wrote that “when the campaign is complete it will reflect the diversity of the readership that we serve.” (EXPRESS)
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University of Utah, studies Roman concrete. It is, she said, really quite wonderful stuff. While concrete seems simple — just three ingredients: powdered cement, aggregate and water — the Romans formulated a material that still wows us today. “They experimented for at least 100 years with different mix designs before they really perfected quality control and materials selection,” she said. They perfected the mix around roughly 30 B.C. and used it over the next two centuries. Jackson is among researchers working to find a version of the Romans’ ancient miracle compound that will work in the United States. Renato Perucchio, an engineering professor at the University of Rochester who has collaborated with Jackson, said the Romans didn’t face some of the challenges we do now. Their structures didn’t have to withstand modern loads, like a
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Is there anyone around here who knows how to make concrete? Make it properly? We recently heard that 1,700 concrete panels at five stations along the Silver Line extension were poorly manufactured. Two years ago, chunks of concrete fell from the ceiling at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station. And who can forget the Silver Spring Transit Center? Its opening was delayed for five years when it turned out that the concrete was improperly made. If you were an ancient Roman, you’d be laughing into your toga. Or weeping. The Pantheon. The Baths of Diocletian. Trajan’s Market. All made of concrete. All still standing after nearly 2,000 years. Marie D. Jackson, a professor in the geology and geophysics department at the
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TRANSPORTATION The D.C. Council on Tuesday introduced a proposal that would tax ride-hail trips at a higher rate than Mayor Muriel Bowser had sought and would require the companies to disclose extensive data about the scale of their operations in the District. The proposal, which had first been floated in budget documents released this week, would raise the “gross receipts tax” on Uber, Lyft and Via ride-sharing services from 1 to 6 percent, rather than the 4.75 percent Bowser had proposed. The mayor sought the tax increase as a way to help raise money for the District’s $178 million share of dedicated funding for the Metro rail system. The Council says its tax on the companies would raise about $23 million for the transit agency, compared to about $18 million under Bowser’s plan. And it argued that the departure from Bowser’s recommendations is justified because research shows Uber and Lyft “contribute to traffic congestion, add wear and tear to the District’s roads, and there is evidence that they draw people away from public transit.” Researchers across a range of studies arrived at figures showing anywhere between 15 and
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The D.C. Council seeks to raise taxes on ride-shares from 1 to 6 percent.
30 percent of ride-hailing trips would have otherwise been taken on public transit. Metro is studying the impact of Uber and Lyft on its declining ridership. The reaction was swift from the ride-hailing firms and advocates who had pushed for a tiered system that would exempt pooled rides from the tax increase altogether. The Council’s proposal would add about 60 cents to a $10 ride — if the services decide to pass the cost on to customers. “This disappointing proposal, devised behind closed doors without public input, stands in stark contrast to the good-faith example set by Mayor Bowser and Council member [Jack] Evans, who found a way to sustainably fund transit while helping reduce congestion,” said Uber
spokesman Colin Tooze. “Punishing District residents who choose to share their rides and help take cars off the road is not the right approach.” Bowser’s office criticized the budget tweaks Tuesday, citing their likely impact on residents and commerce rather than tourists. “While we’re still in the process of reviewing the Council’s proposal, our concern is that the new tax increases shift the burden away from visitors and onto District residents and businesses,” Bowser spokeswoman LaToya Foster said. “We will continue to work with the Council and other partners to ensure that the final budget works in the best interest of our residents.” FAIZ SIDDIQUI (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Qatar steps up to keep Metro open for Caps D.C. Council member Jack Evans, who also chairs the Metro board, said last week that he had talked with a couple of companies that were considering paying the $100,000 fee to keep Metro open an additional hour for Tuesday night’s Capitals game, and Exelon and Pepco stepped up. On Tuesday, Evans said the tiny, wealthy nation of Qatar agreed to pay the $100,000 fee to keep Metro open until 12:30 a.m. after Thursday’s Game 4 of the CapsLightning series. That game also will start at 8 p.m. The government of Qatar previously invested heavily in the development of D.C.’s City Center. (TWP)
“Yes, there was a time when we needed a warrior on the Hill to start the fight … but now we have to win it.” o KIM R. FORD, a former Obama administration official, on her underdog campaign to challenge D.C.’s nonvoting representative in the House, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, for the Democratic nomination in the June 19 primary
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Wilson High School boys’ basketball coach Angelo Hernandez is on leave while D.C. Public Schools investigates whether all of his players live in the Northwest D.C. school’s zone, he confirmed to The Post last week. Hernandez said his ban started in mid-April, but he hasn’t received an explanation for a potential infraction. A person with knowledge of the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the investigation is focused on at least two players’ residencies and could take around six months to complete. (TWP) MARYLAND
Harford shooting-spree suspect convicted in Del. A man accused of shooting five co-workers at a granite company in Harford County, Md., killing three, has been convicted of attempted manslaughter in the later shooting of a man in Delaware. A jury on Tuesday convicted Radee Prince, 38, of attempted manslaughter, reckless endangering and other crimes in the October shooting of Wilmington businessman Jason Baul. Prince faces at least eight years in prison. Prince will be tried later in Maryland on charges including three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. (AP) RICHMOND
Naked suspect shot by police on I-95 dies Police in Virginia said an unarmed hit-and-run suspect who ran naked onto an interstate highway has died after being shot by an officer. Richmond police said Tuesday that MarcusDavid L. Peters, 24, died shortly after midnight. Police said Peters ran naked onto I-95 on Monday around 5:30 p.m. before he “charged” the officer, who fired a stun gun. A police statement said the officer fired at the unarmed man only after the stun “proved ineffective.” (AP)
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BALTIMORE Even in a city accustomed to rapid turnover of police commissioners, Darryl De Sousa’s tenure as Baltimore’s top cop was brief. Within days of being charged by federal prosecutors with failure to pay his taxes, he resigned Tuesday after just 116 days on the job. De Sousa was the third person to hold the post over the last three years and the ninth since 2000. His three misdemeanor charges are the latest embarrassment for the beleaguered Baltimore force, which has been reeling from scandal to scandal. “Law enforcement needs to follow the law. It is critically important that the citizens of Baltimore have complete faith in their police department. I am deeply disappointed by Mr. De Sousa’s actions that leave us in this place,” city councilman Zeke Cohen said. De Sousa’s resignation was announced by Mayor Catherine Pugh, who said she accepted it. She picked him as commissioner in January. The City Council nearly unanimously authorized De Sousa in February. “I want to reassure all Baltimoreans that this development in
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Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned Tuesday after being charged with tax fraud.
no way alters our strategic efforts to reduce crime by addressing its root causes in our most neglected neighborhoods,” Pugh said. The mayor said she has started a “national search” to find a successor. In the meantime, the police force is being led by Deputy Commissioner Gary Tuggle. De Sousa, who had been on the force for 30 years, could not immediately be reached Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s office said last week that he “willfully failed to file a federal return for tax years 2013, 2014, and 2015.” If the charges are proven, De Sousa faces up to one year in prison and a $25,000 fine for each of the three misdemeanor counts. He has not had his initial court appearance yet. DAVID McFADDEN AND COURTNEY COLUMBUS (AP)
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Senators irked: SSA gets criticism over poor service The Social Security Administration (SSA) is taking heat from inside and outside the agency stemming from scores of field office closures and poor customer service. Bipartisan leaders of a special Senate committee want Social Security to explain why so many facilities have been shuttered, while a new internal watchdog report documents long processing times at hearing offices. In letters to SSA and the General Services Administration (GSA) on Monday, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., of the Senate Special Committee on Aging wrote: â€œAs some 10,000 seniors turn 65 each day and file for Social Security and Medicare, we should be expanding access to services, not reducing access.â€? Social Security has closed about 125 field offices since 2000 and, the senators said,
â€œservice hours at field office locations have also been cut while wait times have risen and hearing backlogs have grown.â€? That was detailed in an SSA inspector generalâ€™s report that examined regional Social Security hearing offices in New York and Atlanta and found both had â€œhigh average processing times (APT), had below-average staffing levels, low morale, and issues with telework, claimant representatives, and the quality of the support staffâ€™s work.â€? These regions â€œhad a disproportionate number of the lowest-ranking hearing offices in terms of average processing time,â€? Acting Inspector General Gale Stallworth Stone said in a letter with the report. In fiscal 2016, 88 percent of the offices in the New York region had worse-than-average processing times, as did 65 percent of the Atlanta region, a trend that continued through fiscal 2017. The report demonstrates
that the availability of an office alone doesnâ€™t ensure good service. But without a convenient office, it could be difficult for many to get any service at all. Collins and Casey included GSA in their letter because that agency acts as the governmentâ€™s real estate agency and landlord. â€œParticularly concerning are reports that in at least some of the locations where offices were closed, the reason cited for the closure was the inability of GSA to locate acceptable real estate within the geographical area served by the closed or consolidated offices,â€? Collins and Casey said. â€œThis is reportedly the case even in areas where there were significant vacancy rates in commercial real estate.â€? In 96 interviews the inspector general did with employees, including management officials, judges and hearingoffice staff for the report, more support staff was, by far, the most frequently suggested way to improve processing time. Collins and Casey expressed their â€œdeep concern that the recently announced closures of multiple field offices continues a trend that will significantly affect the quality of service that the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides.â€? Follow Joe Davidson on Twitter @joedavidsonWP
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The U.S. escalated its financial pressure on Iran on Tuesday by slapping anti-terror sanctions on Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Iranian central bank. The Treasury Department named Seif a “specially designated global terrorist” and barred anyone around the world from doing business with him. He and another bank official are accused of secretly funneling money to Hezbollah. (AP)
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces Tuesday, on the 70th anniversary of the “Nakba.”
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GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza’s under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds in mass protests on the Gaza border. The high casualty toll triggered a diplomatic backlash against Israel and new charges of excessive use of force against unarmed protesters. The U.N. Security Council began its session Tuesday with a moment of silence for the dead, and the U.N.’s special Mideast envoy said there was “no justification for the killing.” Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador, Ireland and Belgium summoned the Israeli ambassadors to their foreign ministries for questioning about the violence, and the latter two nations, along with Germany, called for an investigation. China called on Israel to show restraint. Israel said it has the right to protect its border and nearby communities, accusing Gaza’s ruling militant group Hamas of carrying out several attacks under the guise of the protests. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, came to Israel’s defense, saying no member “would act with more restraint than
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Israel has.” Monday’s border confrontation was the culmination of a weekslong protest campaign to break a border blockade that Israel and Egypt imposed after a Hamas took over Gaza by force in 2007. The protests were led by Hamas, but fueled by the growing despair among Gaza’s 2 million people who face worsening poverty, unemployment, 22-hour-a-day power cuts and sweeping bans on travel and trade. The protests were also driven by anger over the relocation Monday of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem. Palestinians seek Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as a future capital. Even before the latest round of
Burying the dead Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, known to Palestinians as the “Nakba,” or “Catastrophe.” More than two-thirds of Gaza’s population is descended from refugees who were displaced at the time of Israel’s creation 70 years ago. Protest organizers in Gaza called for a day of mourning to bury the dead, and crowds at the border were thin on Tuesday. (TWP)
bloodshed, Gaza’s health system had buckled under persistent blockade-linked shortages of medicines and surgical supplies. Throughout the day Monday, Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, the
main health facility in the strip, received about 500 injured people, more than 90 percent with gunshot wounds, said hospital director Ayman Sahbani. Of those, 192 needed surgery, including 120 who needed orthopedic surgery, he said. By Tuesday, overwhelmed surgeons had only performed 40 orthopedic operations. On Monday, Israeli forces shot and killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,300, making it the deadliest single day in Gaza since a 2014 crossborder war between Israel and Hamas. Two more Palestinians were shot dead in scattered border protests Tuesday, bring the total since late March to more than 100, the Health Ministry said. FARES AKRAM (AP)
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A day after a criminal charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was dropped, a House investigatory committee is pushing forward with its own expanded investigation into his means of raising money for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign. Attorneys for Greitens are bracing for an impeachment defense. (AP) NATIONAL SECURITY
Immigrant children will be held on military bases The Trump administration is preparing to house immigrant children on military bases, according to Defense Department communications. The bases would be used to hold minors who arrive at the border without an adult relative or after the government has separated them from their parents. (TWP) POLITICS
Judge: Mueller had right to prosecute Manafort A federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller was within his authority when he brought charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The decision was a setback for Manafort in his defense against the charges, including money laundering. Manafort had argued that the case was unrelated to Russian election interference. (AP)
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Even those who believe Bush was wrong to invade Iraq rarely question his patriotism or his respect for the office. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright writes in her new book: “We disagreed often about matters of policy. However, I have always admired the man’s easygoing optimism and his personal decency, qualities that have become far less common in public life than they should be.” In other words, Trump — named or unnamed — is now the prism through which every president’s character is judged, especially his Republican predecessor. “The current rising fondness for [Bush] has a lot to do, obviously, with the temperamental contrast he offers to the incumbent,” Meacham said. “Disagree with him as you will, he inarguably upheld the dignity of the office and represented a centerright sensibility that’s facing an existential crisis right now.”
POLITICS President Trump’s CIA nominee toughened her public stance against harsh interrogation on Tuesday and picked up Democratic support, making it likely she will be confirmed as the agency’s next director. “With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken,” Gina Haspel said in answers to written questions released by the Senate intelligence committee. Haspel wrote she had learned “hard lessons since 9/11,” in comments aimed at clarifying her position on now-banned torture techniques. Haspel said she would “refuse to undertake any proposed activity that is contrary to my moral and ethical values.” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence panel, had requested the letter, and announced his support. The committee is expected to vote today to recommend that the full Senate confirm her. Haspel was involved in supervising a CIA detention site in Thailand, sparking a debate over interrogation techniques. Confirmation by the full Senate appeared likely as four Democrats — Warner of Virginia, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota — announced their support. LISA
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POLITICS George W. Bush received three standing ovations vations last week, the first for the mere mention of his name. Bush was in Washington for the Atlantic c Council’s annual fundraiser, where he received the Distinguished ished International Leadership Award from the ink tank. fluential think “I’m honored ored to get this award,” Bush told the more than 800 guests from om 70 countries. “I’d really like e to dedicate it to the generosity y of the American people and ask sk you to spread the word aboutt what this great, compassionate nation has done.” He did not mention i Iraq, I nor did anyone else on this night of celebration. “Time has done the reputation of President Bush a lot of good,” said Fred Kempe, president of the bipartisan Atlantic Council. The organization had considered giving Bush the award for the past few years, but the Iraq War was always the stumbling block. This year, the jury looked at his work fighting AIDS, his foreign policy in Africa and his leadership in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. “Our conclusion was that, the longer time goes on and his presidency is reassessed, the better he looks,” Kempe said. Washington, it seems, has developed Bush nostalgia. Looking in the rearview mirror, the last Republican president suddenly appears measured, compassionate, principled — in short, presidential. Fifteen years since the infamous “Mission Accomplished” banner was unfurled celebrating victory in Iraq, the debate about the war rages on. Critics
of the invasion believe it will always define Bush’s presidency. Admirers think history will be kinder to him. When Bush left Washington, his popularity was in the tank, with just a 33 percent approval rating. That number has since doubled: 61 percent of Americans, including a number of Democrats and independents, say they have a favorable view of him, according to a CNN poll released this January. But this newfound appreciation may have less to do with history and more to do with political beer goggles: It’s 2 a.m. in the nation’s capital, and suddenly every past president looks good. No one wants to say it out loud, but Donald Trump may be the best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush. “It’s nostalgia for the personal characteristics,” said one Republican fundraiser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Bush had a swaggering, wiseguy kind of personality, but he knew when to deploy it and when
Life after the presidency How a president behaves after leaving office is a bigger factor in the legacy question than one might guess. As a general rule, Americans want dignity and statesmanship from their past presidents. Bush has kept a low profile: painting, promoting philanthropic causes, hanging out with Bono and Bill Clinton. He’s made millions giving corporate speeches while avoiding the appearance of cashing in on his White House years. (TWP)
to behave like a president.” Presidential historian Jon Meacham said Bush “has always understood that history would have a different view of his presidency … as the years passed.” It takes 25 to 30 years to form an accurate assessment of any presidency. “Unless you’re Lincoln or FDR,” Meacham said, “you’re going to have divided opinion in real time.”
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BUSINESS Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced on Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, rather than being locked into an arbitration hearing. The San Francisco company is also scrapping a policy requiring all settlements of sexual misconduct to be kept confidential, giving victims the choice of whether they want to make their allegations public. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has vowed to “do the right thing,” repair the damage from previous missteps and lure back alienated riders who defected to rivals. The changes governing sexual misconduct come a month after Uber announced it will do criminal background checks on its U.S. drivers annually and add a 911 button for summoning help in emergencies. It’s an effort to address concerns that it hadn’t done enough to keep crooks from using its service. By the end of the year, Uber will also start to publicly report incidents of alleged sexual misconduct in hopes of establishing more transparency about the issue throughout the ride-hailing and traditional taxi industries. MICHAEL LIEDTKE (AP)
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Entering Tuesday, 25 players had 10 or more homers. Six are in town: Bryce Harper, Matt Adams, Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton.
2 Few reps vs. Sabathia Over the past five years, Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia has faced only three members of the Nats’ roster: Howie Kendrick, Mark Reynolds and Moises Sierra.
1 Reunion with Stanton The ex-Marlins outfielder has a .320 average in 105 games against the Nats. In 18 at-bats against Max Scherzer, he’s had four hits (including two homers) and nine strikeouts.
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NBA PLAYOFFS Steve Kerr’s tenure as coach of the Warriors has been defined by a couple of things. The first, and most obvious, is postseason success. The Warriors have made three straight NBA Finals, winning two. The second, and more subjective, has been his conservative decision-making. Kerr has often been prodded — by media, by fans, even at times by his own players — to go for the jugular. When Stephen Curry was at his peak a couple of years ago, Kerr resisted going away from his egalitarian, ball-movement offense to allow Curry to run all pick-and-rolls. Kerr declined to start his best lineup this postseason — going small with Draymond Green at center — until the second round. That’s what made Kerr’s decision to start Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Monday with that small-ball lineup so telling.
Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 37 points Monday in a small lineup that featured Draymond Green, right, starting at center.
“We felt it was important to get off to a good start,” Kerr said after a 119-106 win in Houston. “That’s why we made the decision [to start small]. We had good momentum from the last series, and the matchups were good.” Golden State knew that stealing home-court advantage would be a huge blow to the Rockets.
Kerr’s personal history provides an example. In 2001, the Lakers, featuring prime versions of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, came to San Antonio — whose reserves included Kerr — to face the top-seeded Spurs in the Western finals. The two teams were the past two NBA champions and went a combined 14-2 in the first
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Financier will put up $2.2B to buy Panthers NFL Hedge fund boss David Tepper on Tuesday was finalizing arrangements to purchase the Carolina Panthers from Jerry Richardson for approximately $2.2 billion — a record-setting sum for an NFL team — with the intention to keep the franchise in the Charlotte area, according to multiple sources. Tepper, above, is a minority partner in the Steelers. He could be approved by the other owners as the new Panthers owner at meetings next week in Atlanta. If the deal is ratified, it would complete the succession put in motion last year after Richardson was accused of workplace misconduct. Tepper would have to sell his stake in Pittsburgh. Tepper, 60, is the founder and president of Appaloosa Management. He is described as “arguably the greatest hedge fund manager of his generation” by Forbes, which estimates his net worth at $11 billion. Tepper’s hedge fund firm is based in Miami Beach and manages about $17 billion, according to Forbes. He already has been vetted and approved by the league and the owners as a Steelers partner, so the ratification process could be relatively seamless. The deal would be scrutinized by the owners on the NFL’s finance committee and then would require the approval of at least 24 of 32 owners. League rules require the principal owner to own at least 30 percent of a club. MARK MASKE (TWP)
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Having indulged her inner theater kid, Sara Bareilles now plans to return to the recording studio.
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The singer is planning a new album after her venture into Broadway MUSIC When Sara Bareilles starred in her musical “Waitress” for the second time this spring, and then was a stunningly effective Mary Magdalene in NBC’s live “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and days later got tapped to co-host June’s Tony Awards, the truth was finally clear: The singer-songwriter of the uplifting cultural anthems “Love Song” and “Brave” has become a bona fide theater person. “It’s the most welcoming safe space on the planet,” Bareilles says of theater. “Taking a left turn into a pop artist career is not necessarily what I envisioned for myself.” It’s been nearly five years since Bareilles’ last studio album, “The Blessed Unrest,” because Broadway has so consumed her that she now divides her life into what
came before and after “Waitress.” Would she take another role on Broadway? “Totally,” she says. “I’m lucky that I get to have those conversations now.” Eight shows a week is tough, but compared to touring … well, she doesn’t hit the road hard anymore, the way she did when she was paying her dues. She voices her fans’ complaints: “Yeah, b----, you don’t tour.” Instead, she’s been tapped to pen songs such as the inspiring “If I Dare” for the movie “Battle of the Sexes” and a peppy number for Broadway’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” musical. More intriguing is “Seriously,” which the radio program “This American Life” asked her to write during the 2016 presidential campaign, imagining what Barack Obama was thinking as Donald Trump captured the Republican base. That song saw “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. caress Bareilles’ lyrics over a light rhythm and haunting string arrangement.
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Tonys team-up Sara Bareilles will co-host the Tony Awards on June 10 with fellow pop singer-turned-Broadway star Josh Groban. “I don’t think either of us has the delusion about, ‘Let’s make this about us,’ ” Bareilles says. “Hopefully, we can be conduits to that new audience who maybe doesn’t know so much about theater, but know us.” N.P.
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when the write-record-tour cycle burned her out. The new album has no shape yet, but Bareilles figures she’ll trust her habit of looking inside. It worked for a decade before Broadway; immediate personal circumstances generated her standbys “Love Song,” “Brave” and “Gravity.” “ ‘Gravity’ — I had no intention of making anybody else feel better with that song,” Bareilles says. “I was only self-soothing. They were all teachers to remind me: If I can just speak truthfully to my experience, it will resonate where it needs to resonate.”
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Chic” (1970) and of the art world in “The Painted Word” (1975). “The most important literature being written in America today is in nonfiction,” Wolfe asserted in his 1973 anthology “The New Journalism.” While he borrowed techniques from fiction, Wolfe knew journalism had something else going for it: “the simple fact that the reader knows all this actually happened.” MATT SCHUDEL (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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‘Zombieland’ sequel in the works “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick told Vulture in an interview Tuesday that a sequel to the 2009 comedy is in the works. “The hope is that we’re shooting that thing early 2019 for an October of ’19 release,” Wernick said. The writers confirmed that the original cast, which included Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, is expected to return. (EXPRESS) Max Greenfield joins CBS comedy “The Neighborhood”
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1966: China launches the Cultural Revolution, a radical as well as deadly reform movement aimed at purging the country of “counter-revolutionaries.”
1988: The U.S. Supreme Court, in California v. Greenwood, rules that police could search discarded garbage without a search warrant. Also on this date, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop releases a report declaring nicotine is addictive in ways similar to heroin and cocaine.
1991: Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress as she lauds U.S.-British cooperation in the Persian Gulf War.
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Post-Oscar snub, Timmy goes full Leo DiCaprio Timothee Chalamet was spotted at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend making out with a blonde woman, whom Page Six identified as social media influencer Marta Pozzan. “It was a full-blown, high school-style makeout session in front of everyone,” a source elaborated. “They either weren’t trying to hide, or were so in the moment, they didn’t care.” (EXPRESS)
Good luck fleeing the country from this one Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick are among those named in a lawsuit by Silver Air, LLC for allegedly failing to pay for private jets. TMZ reported that the stars used a service called JetLux (also named in the suit) to charter the planes, and said that according to its sources, JetLux is responsible for the unpaid bills. (EXPRESS)
After three stunts, she gets free shoes Kristen Stewart on Monday kicked off her black Louboutins on the “BlacKkKlansman” red carpet at the Cannes film festival and walked the photo line barefoot in what appeared to be a protest of the festival’s heels-only rule. The antiquated rule came to a head in 2015 after several women, wearing rhinestone flats, were turned away from a screening of “Carol.” A year later, Stewart pointedly paired black sneakers with a silvery dress before slipping into heels just in time for photos. “Things have to change immediately,” she told reporters at the time. (TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE VIA AP)
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