Schumer and Sanders push to add dental, hearing and vision coverage to Medicare
Millions of elderly Americans on Medicare would get dental, vision and hearing insurance added to their health benefits under a proposal pushed Sunday by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Americans age 65 and older have since the 1960s received subsidized health care coverage under Medicare — but Schumer said the program’s lack of additional benefits leave millions with dental problems and expensive bills for vision and hearing treatments. Schumer and Sanders plan to add the additional benefits to the American Jobs and Family Plan pushed by President Joe...
New York Daily News
Judge to decide fate of Fulton absentee ballot inspection
ATLANTA — A search for fraud in Georgia's election was about to begin in a Fulton County warehouse last month, when a judge planned to set ground rules to inspect more than 145,000 absentee ballots. But the ballot review stalled because the county asked the judge to throw out the case. Both sides will have their day in court Monday, when Superior Court Judge Brian Amero considers whether and how to move forward. Election skeptics will argue they need an opportunity to search for possible counterfeit ballots. Fulton officials will ask the judge to put an end to the quest to undermine Democrat J...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
‘You can vote for both of us’: NYC mayoral candidates join forces on campaign trail
NEW YORK — New York City mayoral candidates Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia linked up on the campaign trail Saturday in an unusual move to encourage one another’s supporters to give the other candidate their No. 2 vote. “You don’t have to pick between Andrew Yang or Kathryn Garcia ” Garcia said at a Queens morning appearance. “You can vote for both of us.” The pair planned to barnstorm across the city as they seek out voters in each others strongholds. The two candidates’ unusual alliance comes just days before the Democratic primary day on Tuesday. The mayoral race is the first major election ...
New York Daily News
After first flight, 737 Max 10 won't fly passengers until Boeing gets more safety measures approved
After the fourth and largest model of Boeing's 737 Max had landed safely in Seattle at the end of its first flight Friday, Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal said the reason for the extended certification process ahead is that Boeing needs time to develop and certify the additional safety enhancements to the Max demanded in particular by the European aviation regulator after the two fatal crashes. As a result, though the Max 10 was originally scheduled to enter service last year, it won't do so until 2023 — after at least two years of flight tests — to provide ample time to address all regulat...
The Seattle Times
Investors 'cannot ignore' GM, Ford transformation. Here's why
Legacy automakers General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. have used the past few months to demonstrate two advantages their electric-vehicle rivals can’t match: traditional vehicle businesses to generate cash and the scale to leverage that capital into EV investment. Investors are noticing, sending shares of Detroit's Auto 1.0 behemoths soaring by double digits as Tesla slumps 16% on the year and troubled startups, such as Lordstown Motors Corp., struggle to remain viable. With planned investments in the industry already soaring 41% year-over-year to $330 billion by 2025, according to consulting...
The Detroit News
Auto review: Honda Civic dons a grown-up wardrobe, but still likes to boogie
How do you improve on a home run? Hit the next one into the upper deck. The 2016 Honda Civic became the instant benchmark for the compact sedan segment. A clean sheet design from the ground up, its taut chassis was Nürburgring tested. It boasted best-in-class horsepower, fuel economy and rear seat room. And to make sure the world noticed, it drew styling cues right out of a DC Comic book with boomerang rear headlights, narrow greenhouse and more tattoos than Allen Iverson. The new 2022 Civic (coming to a dealer near you this June) dials the wardrobe back to conservative Bruce Wayne from rad Ba...
The Detroit News
Amazon opens its largest-yet cashierless grocery
Amazon’s long-awaited Fresh grocery store in Bellevue, Wash., opened Thursday to crowds — and a twist. The company revealed in a surprise announcement earlier this week that the store is the company’s first full-size Fresh grocery equipped with cashierless technology, powered by a vast array of motion-aware ceiling cameras and sensors that track which items are removed from shelves and then automatically bill customers’ Amazon accounts when they leave. Nationwide, Amazon operates more than a dozen Fresh stores, where groceries have a lower price point than the more upscale Whole Foods chain ac...
The Seattle Times
Bears submit bid to buy Arlington International Racecourse property, opening door to potential Soldier Field exit
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears recently submitted a bid to purchase the property at Arlington International Racecourse, news team president and CEO Ted Phillips publicly announced Thursday afternoon. Churchill Downs, which currently owns and operates the racetrack, announced this past winter that the property would be up for sale for redevelopment opportunities. And the Bears have now expressed at least preliminary interest in building a stadium and developing the land around it. The horse track is in its final year of operation under Churchill Downs. “I’m disappointed,” track president Tony Petr...
Royal Caribbean delays return to sailing due to COVID-19 casesMIAMI – Royal Caribbean International has postponed the inaugural sailing of its Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship “out of an abundance of caution” after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company’s CEO said. Odyssey of the Seas, one of the world’s biggest cruise ships, was scheduled to cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 3 and make stops in the Caribbean after conducting a test cruise with volunteers in late June. Its first cruise is now postponed until July 31. Its test cruise, required for ships that don...
Tribune News Service
Royal Caribbean delays Odyssey of the Seas sailing after crew members test COVID-19 positive
MIAMI – Royal Caribbean International has postponed the inaugural sailing of its Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship “out of an abundance of caution” after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company’s CEO said. Odyssey of the Seas, one of the world’s biggest cruise ships, was scheduled to cruise from Fort Lauderdale on July 3 and make stops in the Caribbean after conducting a test cruise with volunteers in late June. Its first cruise is now postponed until July 31. Its test cruise, required for ships that don’t have 95% of passengers vaccinated — a threshold set by the U.S. Cente...