7 Democrats Take the Stage for the Last Debate Before the South Carolina Primary — And Super Tuesday: Follow Live

Madeleine Carlisle We’re in the endgame now. Tonight, seven Democrats will face off in Charleston for the last Democratic debate of February, just a few days before the South Carolina primary. Crucially, it will also be the final debate before Super Tuesday on March 3, when more than a third of all delegates for the Democratic National Convention will be decided. So far, 2020 has been Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ year. The self-described democratic socialist swept the Nevada caucuses on Feb. 22, winning 24 pledged delegates with 46.8% of the vote. Former Vice President Joe Biden came in second with … Continue reading 7 Democrats Take the Stage for the Last Debate Before the South Carolina Primary — And Super Tuesday: Follow Live

Meet the Man Who Got an Overflowing ‘McMonstrosity’ Bagel That Gives a Whole New Meaning to ‘Extra Cream Cheese’

Megan McCluskey When placing an order for a bagel with cream cheese, most people have certain expectations for the bagel to cream cheese ratio that they’ll receive. So when one McDonald’s customer was presented with a bagel that he felt fell way outside of the cream cheese portion norm, he was compelled to share it with the world — or at least Twitter. Bryan Passifiume, the customer in question, tells TIME that he always orders extra cream cheese on bagels to avoid only getting a “bible page-width’s worth” of the spread, but that he knew almost immediately that there was … Continue reading Meet the Man Who Got an Overflowing ‘McMonstrosity’ Bagel That Gives a Whole New Meaning to ‘Extra Cream Cheese’

New Mexico Governor to Sheriffs: Enforce New Red-Flag Gun Law or Resign

MORGAN LEE / AP SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a red-flag gun bill Tuesday that will allow state district courts to order the temporary surrender of firearms, and she urged sheriffs to resign if they still refuse to enforce it. Flanked by advocates for stricter gun control and supportive law enforcement officials at a signing ceremony, Lujan Grisham said the legislation provides law enforcement authorities with an urgently needed tool to deter deadly violence by taking firearms from people who pose a threat to themselves or others. Some sheriffs from mostly rural areas opposed … Continue reading New Mexico Governor to Sheriffs: Enforce New Red-Flag Gun Law or Resign

German Man Drove Into Carnival Crowd ‘to Kill’: Officials

Time BERLIN — A German man who drove his car into a crowd celebrating Carnival, injuring dozens of people including many children, is being investigated on suspicion of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday. The 29-year-old man, who suffered serious head injuries in the crash, lived in the central German town of Volkmarsen, where the incident took place Monday. Authorities said 61 people were injured when the man plowed into a crowd watching the traditional “Rose Monday” procession, including 20 children. Those injured ranged in age from 2 to 85. By Tuesday, 35 remained hospitalized, some with life-threatening injuries. Prosecutors said … Continue reading German Man Drove Into Carnival Crowd ‘to Kill’: Officials

COVID-19 Vaccine Shipped, and Drug Trials Start

Alice Park Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech company based in Cambridge, Mass., has shipped the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was created just 42 days after the genetic sequence of the COVID_19 virus, called SARS-CoV-2, was released by Chinese researchers in mid-January. The first vials were sent to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, which will ready the vaccine for human testing as early as April. NIH scientists also began testing an antiviral drug called remdesivir that had been developed for Ebola, on a … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Shipped, and Drug Trials Start

Joe Biden’s Last Stand: Why the Former Vice President Needs A Convincing Win in South Carolina

Philip Elliott South Carolina could be the last stand of Joe Biden’s political career. “If Biden doesn’t have a big win, the reality is, it’s over,” says one Democratic strategist who is backing the former vice president largely in hopes of stopping Bernie Sanders from winning the party’s presidential nomination. “If the campaign doesn’t get that, they’re delusional.” Biden has long banked on South Carolina as his firewall. But after losses in the first three nomination contests, his numbers are heading in the wrong direction. Black voters, who are expected to make up two-thirds of the South Carolina primary electorate, … Continue reading Joe Biden’s Last Stand: Why the Former Vice President Needs A Convincing Win in South Carolina

Disney Names Bob Chapek Its New CEO, Replacing Bob Iger

Associated Press (NEW YORK) — The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately. Iger will become executive chairman. Chapek was most recently chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Iger will remain chairman through the end of his contract Dec. 31, 2021. Iger said it was an “optimal time” for him to step down following Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets and the launch of Disney Plus streaming service in November. Chapek is only the seventh CEO in Disney history. Susan Arnold, the independent lead director of the Disney board said succession planning had … Continue reading Disney Names Bob Chapek Its New CEO, Replacing Bob Iger