Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman during his Senate career, said Hollings died early Saturday, The Associated Press reported. In a statement posted on Facebook, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg called Hollings "truly a man in full – a history-making governor, a titan of the US Senate, and a peerless friend to all who were fortunate enough to know him.""Our state and nation have lost a real giant," he said. Hollings, whose long and colorful political career included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, retired from the Senate in 2005, one of the last of the larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated politics in the South. He had served 38 years and two months, making him the eighth longest-serving senator … [Read more...] about Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, who served six terms in U.S. Senate, has died
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By Henry Schulman Updated 2:13 pm PST, Friday, November 23, 2018 Charles B. Johnson, a principal Giants investor, in a photo taken when he was chairman of Franklin-Templeton Investments. Charles B. Johnson, a principal Giants investor, in a photo taken when he was chairman of Franklin-Templeton Investments. Photo: / Franklin-Templeton Investments Photo: / Franklin-Templeton Investments Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Charles B. Johnson, a principal Giants investor, in a photo taken when he was chairman of Franklin-Templeton Investments. Charles B. Johnson, a principal Giants investor, in a photo taken when he was chairman of Franklin-Templeton Investments. Photo: / Franklin-Templeton Investments … [Read more...] about Giants owner Charles Johnson donates to controversial U.S. Senate candidate
John Moran is a Florida nature photographer, but lately he sees himself as a Florida crime photographer. The crime, he likes to say, is the slime. Moran has chronicled the blooms of toxic algae that have shrouded the peninsula in recent months — the neon guacamole glop that ravaged Lake Okeechobee and the sparkling estuaries of the east coast before oozing its way to the west coast, as well as the rust-colored red tide that massacred millions of fish along the white-sand beaches of the west coast before arriving last week on the east coast. Moran’s images are stomach-churning, yet strangely beautiful. One overhead shot of a swirly vortex of algae looks like a fluorescent green version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. His portrait of two men on a fishing boat in Sarasota Bay, overlooking a floating expanse of snapper and eel corpses, has the feel of a Renaissance masterpiece.Story Continued Below But one of Moran’s most popular images, a grinning man relaxing on a … [Read more...] about How Red and Green Slime (Really) Could Swing Florida’s Senate Race
Donna Abu-Nasr and Glen Carey Bloomberg News Published 7:55 PM EDT Oct 11, 2018 As the mystery continues to swirl around missing Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, what’s already become clear is how much is at stake for Saudi Arabia’s young leader and a foreign policy that’s testing the boundaries of his coveted relationship with the U.S. Donald Trump’s presidency has emboldened Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to take risks abroad and clamp down on dissent at home, including the incarceration of fellow royals and millionaires at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh as well as the activists criticizing his leadership. But the kingdom is now facing the kind of pressure from Washington rarely seen over its economic boycott of fellow U.S. ally Qatar or the war on Yemen that’s led to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The Saudi government has said it had nothing to do with Khashoggi’s disappearance at its consulate in Istanbul. American … [Read more...] about Saudi mystery tests U.S. relationship
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKaren Zraick Oct. 3, 2018 At 2:18 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, cellphones across the United States emitted the ominous ring of an emergency presidential alert. It was the first nationwide test of a wireless emergency alert system, designed to warn people of a dire threat, like a terror attack, pandemic or natural disaster. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System,” it read. “No action is needed.” Two minutes later, televisions and radios broadcast test alerts. There was no notification plan for landlines. The president — or someone he designates — would make the decision to send a real alert in case of a nationwide catastrophe, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency would push the button. There is no opting out, which drew … [Read more...] about ‘Presidential Alert’ Goes to Millions of Cellphones Across the U.S.