Brockton man sought in fatal shooting is hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

BROCKTON — The Brockton man wanted by police in connection with the fatal shooting of a Connecticut woman on Friday has been hospitalized with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, prosecutors said. Gelson Fernandes, 29, had been sought by authorities who obtained an arrest warrant charging him with murder in the death of 22-year-old Stephanie Beatty, … Read more

Voters to choose between Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and state Sen. John Whitmire for Houston mayor

HOUSTON — Two of Houston’s most powerful and longest serving political titans are facing off in a mayoral runoff election Saturday to see who will lead the nation’s fourth largest city, a young and diverse metro area facing challenges including crime, crumbling infrastructure and potential budget shortfalls. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and state Sen. … Read more

Major finance CEO just ripped up her predecessor’s ‘work from anywhere’ policy—this is how experts advise preparing for promise-breaking and policy-amending in 2024

As the coronavirus restrictions began easing, the largest credit union in the world reassured its 13,000-strong workforce that they wouldn’t “be forced to return to an office”. But now, two years later and with another CEO at its helm, Nationwide has walked back on its promise. It all started when Nationwide surveyed its workers and … Read more

Everglades Restoration Complicated by Florida Agricultural Interests

In his 1904 campaign for governor, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward vowed to turn the vast South Florida marsh into an “Empire of the Everglades.” The ensuing efforts to tame the natural landscape set off a century of miraculous growth and development, but at great environmental cost. Restoration of the Everglades region is now among Florida’s most … Read more

Hunter Biden says US Republican critics are ‘trying to destroy a presidency’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden said critics of his father are “trying to destroy a presidency” through relentless attacks on him and “trying to kill me,” in a podcast interview released on Friday. The interview, conducted by his friend, the musician Moby, was released one day after the U.S. Justice … Read more