A CNN news segment turned into a family reunion when host Chris Cuomo interviewed his older brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But the anchor says he invites the criticism.
As a cohost of CNN’s New Day morning show, Chris Cuomo had every reason to interview New York’s governor Monday about Sunday’s deadly train derailment on the Metro North Hudson line.And as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s little brother, not to mention the son of longtime governor Mario Cuomo, the younger Cuomo is experienced at negotiating the sometimes awkward issues confronting a journalist who is also a blood relation to powerful politicians.“Obviously I did the intv because it was non political, and frankly, I invite the criticism—because it exposes the hollowness of a lot of what is out there,” the 43-year-old Cuomo emailed me after absorbing the predictable reproaches from various ethics cops on Twitter and elsewhere.
A Metro-North accident Sunday in the Bronx killed four and injured more than 60. From the Colorado train that fell into a creek to the North Carolina collision, see more rail disasters.
A deadly train derailment early Sunday morning in New York cast a shadow over Thanksgiving weekend, killing four and injuring at least 60 others. Thankfully, since the first U.S. train derailment in 1833, with President John Quincy Adams aboard but unscathed, the death tolls have decreased. Here’s a morbid look back at the bloodiest derailments of America’s past.August 7, 1904: 96 DeadEden, ColoradoAn express train from Colorado Springs to Pueblo was making its way over Porter Creek Gulch in heavy rains when a flash flood hit the wooden structure and derailed the locomotive.
Alabama’s Iron Bowl defeat was Nick Saban’s fault, but instead of taking the blame, he threw his players under the bus. They deserve a coach who’ll stand behind them after a loss.
Fans will remember Saturday’s Iron Bowl as one of the great college games ever played. But for the 28 seniors on the two teams, it will forever be remembered as their last regular season college game.This is a game played by kids not long out of high school, and while some suit up for the chance to get rich, most play for sheer love of the sport. Because they dazzle us with acts of extraordinary athleticism and, yes, courage, we tend to forget that under their helmets and pads, these players are just as vulnerable and needing of support as any other college kids.
Four were dead and dozens injured in an early-morning New York City train derailment, and firefighters needed help extricating the wounded. What followed was remarkable.
The first of the seven cars in the Sunday morning train derailment in the Bronx had nearly gone into to the river.The second car had twisted as it flipped onto one side and then the other, ejecting several passengers through the windows.The third car had people trapped inside.But the fourth was the most challenging to the firefighters because it was sitting at a tilt and swayed as they worked to extricate the injured.“The car was teetering back and forth,” later said FDNY Capt.
You might not expect the e-tailing behemoth to inspire the rest of us to give a little extra at Christmas, but the Smile program could change the contours of seasonal charity.
Can Amazon.com help us become a more generous country?You might have missed it during Black Friday’s race (or rather, stampede) to the bottom, with gunshots, tramplings, and arrests abounding across the country. But at the same time that galloping herds were charging towards low-priced flat screens, the online retailer Amazon was quietly pinging our inboxes with quite an announcement. Starting this week, any Amazon customer can select the charity of his or her choosing, and Amazon will automatically donate 0.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to introduce a mandatory prison sentence for anyone caught with an illegal firearm. But reams of data shows that incarceration creates more crime.
The NAACP has been saying it for decades. A few years ago, Newt Gingrich realized it was true. The ACLU has filed lawsuits to end it. President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are beginning to understand it. Texas Governor Rick Perry, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal are all on board.What realization could possibly inspire consensus from such diverse voices? It is the understanding of the horrors of mass incarceration.
One man’s experience navigating the online nightmare of the Affordable Care Act left him frustrated, disillusioned, and angry.
If President Obama would like to dig inside the numbers of his plunging job approval ratings, I am happy to offer my own experience with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a data point.Call me Patient Zero, if you like, although I’m hardly the first person to be furious with what’s happened since the roll-out. Instead, I am more of a typical casualty.The problem began last week when I received a letter from Health Pass New York cancelling the Oxford insurance my wife and I have had for the last year.
A backlash against growing inequality led to the recent election of leftists in cities like New York, but unless they can lure the middle class back, the income gap will likely widen.
The imminent departure of New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and his replacement by leftist Bill DeBlasio, represents an urban uprising against the Bloombergian “luxury city” and the growing income inequality it represents. Bloomberg epitomized an approach that sought to cater to the rich—most prominently Wall Street—as a means to both finance development growth and collect enough shekels to pay for services needed by the poor.This approach to urbanism draws some of its inspiration from the likes of Richard Florida, whose “creative class” theories posit the brightest future for “spiky” high cost cities like New York.
The Seminoles’ star quarterback, Jameis Winston, has been accused of sexual assault, but prosecutors say a decision won’t come until after the season ends.
When Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston exited the field after Saturday’s game, the crowd chanted “Ja-meis! Ja-meis!” The Seminoles had just beat Idaho 80-14, and Winston was a top contender for the Heisman trophy.But all was not status quo for Winston. Off the field, he faced allegations of sexual assault in a case that first came to light 11 months ago. The accusations bubbled to the surface again earlier this month, and the Florida State’s Attorney’s office has said they will likely decide whether or not to charge Winston in two weeks’ time—after the ACC championship and after the Heisman voting has concluded.
Lost in the Obamacare uproar is the fact that America still isn’t as healthy as it should be. That’s because we’re more focused on the pain than the root of the pain, argues a new book.
In researching our new book on American health and health care, we met with more than a hundred smart front-line providers. One meeting in particular, with Pat Manocchia, longtime owner and director of a hybrid medical-fitness center called La Palestra in New York City, proved particularly prescient. We spoke about the ongoing health care reform efforts and his efforts to grow an organization that was refused to abide by the many perverse incentive structures in which more care was supposed to lead to better health.
Who let the dogs out? That’s what they’re asking in the White House, after new puppy Sunny got a little too rowdy at a recent event and knocked over a little girl.
In a live talk with Chris Matthews, the president pushed young people to get insured, showed optimism about immigration reform, but refused to weigh in on a Clinton-Biden face-off.