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S.I. Newhouse, Steward of Conde Nast Publishing Empire, Dies at 89

S.I. Newhouse dies at 96

S.I. Newhouse, the Conde Nast chairman who presided over the magazine world’s glossiest publications and most talked-about editors for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 89.

Newhouse’s death was confirmed early Sunday by a family spokesman, according to a report on the website of Vogue, one of the cornerstones of the Newhouse family’s publishing empire.


'Let's Make a Deal' host Monty Hall dead at 96

Monty Hall dead at 96Monty Hall, best known as the cheerful and friendly host of the game show 'Let's Make a Deal,' died Saturday morning in Los Angeles, his daughter Sharon Hall said.

He was 96 years old and had been ill after suffering a heart attack shortly after his wife of almost 70 years died in June.
"He was the greatest father on the planet ... he was the dad who called every single night to see how your day was and never tired of hearing the details. He lived for his family," Sharon Hall said.

Teachers union gets restraining order against O'Keefe video venture

O'keefe video project infilitrated UFT chapterThe Michigan chapter of a major teachers union has obtained a temporary restraining order against an organization run by conservative provocateur James O’Keefe.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Brian Sullivan issued the order Friday that blocks Project Veritas and a woman said to be working with the group, Marisa Jorge, from disclosing videos or other information gathered during an undercover operation carried out against the American Federation of Teachers office in Detroit.


Volunteer Pilots Swoop Into Puerto Rico With Supplies and Leave With Survivors

Volunteer Pilots Swoop Into PRPaul Weismann got the call for help Monday night at his home in Connecticut. By Tuesday afternoon, he was flying to Puerto Rico on his personal plane, with food, water, and power generators as his passengers.

“You fly over Puerto Rico on the way to the airport, and you see the place is wrecked,” Weismann told The Daily Beast. At night, “a few streets and highways are lit up, because of people and businesses with generators. But the rest of the island was just pitch black.”


San Juan mayor outraged after DHS chief calls Hurricane Maria relief 'a good news story'

PR mayor outraged at DHS commentThe mayor of San Juan expressed her dismay after the Homeland Security chief called the federal government's Hurricane Maria response "a really good news story."

“Dammit, this is not a good news story,” Mayor Carmen Cruz said in an interview with CNN. “This is a people are dying story.”

Cruz was responding to acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, who told reporters on Thursday, "I know it is really a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane."


ACLU sues to block Justice Dept. warrants seeking Facebook user info

ACLU sues to block DOJThe American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to block what it says are multiple Justice Department search warrants seeking private information of three Facebook users.

In the ACLU's motion to intervene Thursday, it said the warrants violate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

All three search warrants demand that Facebook provides access to information about three leaders of an anti-administration protest, which led to the arrests of over 200 people on felony rioting charges in Washington, D.C., the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20.


With Puerto Rico in crisis, Trump waives restrictions on shipping aid

Waiver lifted on shipping to PRPresident Donald Trump on Thursday waived a federal law to allow relief shipments to reach Puerto Rico, as the island continues to struggle to provide life-sustaining services after Hurricane Maria.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the waiver of the Jones Act, and said it will "go into effect immediately."

Trump granted the waiver after it was requested by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, who thanked the president Thursday morning.


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