March 24, 2024

Major Disruption Affects Facebook; Outage Now Resolved

A Facebook official said it the outage has been resolved and was caused by a technical issue. After tens of thousands of users of Facebook, Instagram, and other Meta-owned products reported that those social media websites and apps were down Tuesday, Facebook said hours later that the issue was resolved. At around 12 p.m. ET, […]

March 24, 2024

Rediscovering Acadian Roots, Through Old Family Recipes

If you were to peer into old family notebooks in which your relatives wrote down their recipes, what would you find? What culinary treasures long lost to the past would emerge? A few years ago, Halifax-based journalist Simon Thibault discovered the repository of recipes that Rosalie, his maternal grandmother, had kept. The recipes became a […]

March 23, 2024

Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Budget Bill Into Law

President Joe Biden has signed a huge government funding bill into law, which combined with an earlier measure brings the price tag to over $1.6 trillion. President Joe Biden has signed into law the $1.2 trillion package of spending bills, averting a government shutdown. The White House said that President Biden signed the measure on […]

March 23, 2024

Republicans Voice Support for Speaker Johnson After MTG’s Move to Oust Him

Some Republicans have expressed support for House Speaker Mike Johnson after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to oust him. A number of Republicans have come out in support of House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) in response to a move by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) demanding his ouster. Ms. Greene filed a motion […]

March 23, 2024

Republicans Push for Senate to Advance House-Passed Laken Riley Act

Senate Republicans announced on March 21 a plan to push for the Laken Riley Act to be added to a $1.2 trillion government funding package that the upper chamber is expected to consider on March 22 to avert a shutdown. Laken Riley was a 22-year-old Georgia nursing student who was abducted and killed on Feb. […]

March 23, 2024

Jamie Oliver Wants You to Have the Best Christmas Ever

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was thinking big for his new Christmas cookbook. This massive compendium of recipes assembled over 17 years is hefty, at over 400 pages. The British food personality is only going to write a Christmas cookbook once, and his ambition here is to make sure you have the best Christmas ever. […]