With Mike Matheny out, who could Royals target as their next manager?

To some within the Royals organization, the managerial transition from Ned Yost to Mike Matheny looked like a fait accompli long before Yost announced his retirement from the dugout at the end of the 2019 season. When Matheny joined Kansas City’s front office in 2018, as an advisor to Dayton Moore, several Royals officials noted … Read more

Annie Ernaux is the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize for literature

This story has been updated. The French author Annie Ernaux has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday. The academy praised Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.” In its announcement, the academy noted that it had … Read more

Kamala Harris: Secret Service says VP’s motorcade first reported mechanical failure when vehicle actually hit a curb

Washington CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris was involved in a minor car accident earlier this week, the Secret Service said Thursday, and the agency now says her vehicle struck a curb after initially reporting mechanical failure. “During a protective movement Monday, a vehicle in a motorcade had a minor overcorrection and struck a curb,” … Read more

Children’s hospitals across US fill up due to respiratory viruses

Children’s hospitals in major US cities around the country are reaching capacity due to an unprecedented spike in respiratory illnesses, and COVID-19 is not the main culprit. Common viruses that typically cause mild, cold-like symptoms in children — such as RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), rhinovirus and enterovirus — are hitting harder and earlier than expected, … Read more

Herschel Walker Denies Paying For Abortion, But Says ‘Nothing To Be Ashamed Of’ If He Had

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker has repeatedly denied that he paid for a former girlfriend’s abortion. But the anti-abortion Republican said Thursday that even if he had done it, so what? “I’ve already been forgiven,” Walker said in a radio interview with conservative host Hugh Hewittechoing the theme of redemption his campaign has used to … Read more

Biden ‘looking at alternatives’ after OPEC ‘disappointment,’ doesn’t rule out easing Venezuela sanctions

President Biden said Thursday he had a reaction of “disappointment” after OPEC+ decided to cut oil production. Biden said the US is looking at “alternatives” and that “we haven’t made up our mind yet.” President Biden on Thursday told reporters that the decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) to slash oil … Read more