Articles by Chantal Da Silva Jan 18, 2022

Warriors investor faces backlash for saying 'nobody cares' about China's Uyghurs
Chantal Da Silva

The Golden State Warriors appeared to distance themselves on Monday from part-owner Chamath Palihapitiya after he faced backlash for saying "nobody cares" about human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in China during a recent episode of his podcast. “Every time I say that I care about the Uyghurs, I . . .

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U.S. airline CEOs warn of 'catastrophic' disruption from 5G rollout
Chantal Da Silva

The aviation industry faces “catastrophic” disruption from the rollout of a new 5G service this week, airline leaders have warned. The warning came ahead of Wednesday's rollout of the new C-Band 5G service from telecommunications giants AT&T and Verizon. The airlines warned that the 5G signals riske . . .

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Salisbury, Massachusetts, fire: 9-alarm blaze engulfs motel
Chantal Da Silva

A huge fire consumed a motel and several neighboring buildings in Salisbury, Massachusetts, officials said early on Monday. A 9-alarm blaze was reported shortly before 2 a.m. ET Monday at what appeared to be the address for Michael's Oceanfront Motel, the Salisbury Fire Department told NBC Boston. L . . .

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Winter storm slams East Coast, leaves 200,000 without power
Chantal Da Silva

Some 200,000 were without power in the eastern United States on Monday morning after a major winter storm swept through the region, spurring multiple tornadoes in Florida. By early Monday morning, just under 1,150 homes in Florida appeared to be without power, according to online tracker PowerOutage . . .

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Major winter storm to bring heavy snow, rain over MLK weekend
Chantal Da Silva

A major winter storm system is expected to wallop parts of the U.S. with heavy snow and rain over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, meteorologists have warned. The Upper and Middle Mississippi Valley could get heavy snow on Friday, with potentially freezing rain set to fall over parts of t . . .

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New York City weighs remote learning option amid omicron spread
Chantal Da Silva

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday he is considering the possibility of a return to temporary remote learning for students amid the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant. Adams stressed, however, that while he was open to remote learning, his hope was to keep children in schoo . . .

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Palestinian American man, 80, dies after being detained by Israeli forces
Chantal Da Silva

An 80-year-old Palestinian American man was found dead Wednesday after being detained during an Israeli raid on an occupied West Bank village, sparking calls from the United States and United Nations officials for a "thorough investigation." Men stand next to a poster of Omar Abdalmajeed As'ad, 80, . . .

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All 17 Bronx fire victims identified; youngest was 2 years old
Chantal Da Silva

The youngest victim of the deadliest blaze New York City has seen in three decades was 2 years old, authorities said Wednesday. All 17 died from smoke inhalation, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday, while others were still in the hospital fighting for their lives. While some of . . .

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U.S. willing to dismiss Ghislaine Maxwell perjury case if sex abuse conviction stands
Chantal Da Silva

The U.S. government is willing to dismiss two perjury charges against Ghislaine Maxwell if her conviction for her role in recruiting and grooming teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein is allowed to stand, prosecutors have said. The offer was put forward in a joint letter delivered o . . .

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U.S. reports record 1.3M Covid cases in a day as hospitalizations soar
Chantal Da Silva

The United States reported 1.34 million Covid cases on Monday, according to an NBC News tally, with the daily case rate shattering global records as hospitalizations soared across the country. At least 1,343,167 new Covid infections were identified on Monday, according to an NBC News' tally, sweepin . . .

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