Woman who executed ex-girlfriend in Park Slope held without bail

Woman who executed ex-girlfriend in Park Slope held without bail

The woman accused of gunning down her ex-girlfriend execution-style in broad daylight on a Park Slope street was ordered held without bail at her arraignment Thursday. Latisha Bell, 38, was arraigned during a virtual Brooklyn Criminal Court hearing on charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the Wednesday afternoon … Read more

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AT&T profits surge as wireless unit, HBO Max add customers

AT&T profits surge as wireless unit, HBO Max add customers

Shares of AT&T rose Thursday after the telecom giant’s first-quarter results topped analyst expectations. The company’s wireless division, its largest unit, added 595,000 phone customers who pay a monthly bill, up from 163,000 in the same period in 2020. It also added 207,000 prepaid phone customers. In the WarnerMedia entertainment unit, revenue rose 9.8 percent … Read more

Stocks Tumble as Biden Proposes Higher Taxes

Stocks Tumble as Biden Proposes Higher Taxes

Text size Data-warehouse software company Teradata reported a surprise rise in earnings. Vladimir Timofeev/Dreamstime Stocks fell hard Thursday after a report that the Biden administration would seek to nearly double the capital gains tax for millionaires. That followed a stronger-than-expected jobless claims report. In afternoon trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 212.35 points points, or … Read more

Governor wants SC to plant 3 million pine trees to fight flooding. Will it work?

Governor wants SC to plant 3 million pine trees to fight flooding. Will it work?

Gov. Henry McMaster and his floodwater commission are touting an effort to plant more than 3 million pine trees they hope will soak up stormwater as more intense rainfall drenches South Carolina and increases flooding. Some environmentalists and scientists who follow forestry and development issues say the initiative isn’t a bad idea, but the state … Read more