New York City subway passengers who consider the inelegant male posture as infringing on their sensibilities — not to mention their share of space — have a new ally: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.
Despite an investment of $1 billion, none of the projects funded under the Gates Foundation’s “Grand Challenges” banner has yet made a significant contribution to saving lives and improving health in the developing world.
The Puget Sound VA is pushing to hire more doctors, nurses and other employees to cope with a growing patient load that has strained staff and contributed to frustrating health-care delays for military veterans.
Puget Sound’s already small killer-whale population has declined in the decade since it was protected under the Endangered Species Act. Some experts view the death this month of a pregnant female orca as an alarm bell for the region’s southern residents.