Day: May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

Coronavirus and downturn slam America’s oil patch

crude oil having gone negative for the first time in their lives.“There are a lot of people that are hanging on by a mere thread,” said the 42-year-old father of four. “That’s going to drive down property taxes.”The effect of the oil slowdown isn’t limited to Texas, he said: Fracking has slowed in Colorado, North Dakota and Oklahoma. Advertisement There would be another food distribution […]

May 4, 2020

‘Put on a mask and shut up’: China’s undiplomatic diplomats hit back at critics

Advertisement “Ridiculous and eyeball-catching nonsense,” tweeted the spokeswoman for the Chinese embassy in India, responding to demands that China pay compensation for the spread of the virus.“Other countries shouldn’t blame China for mistakes they have made themselves, particularly the U.S.” tweeted the Chinese ambassador to the Netherlands.The Chinese embassy in Venezuela ended an angry Twitter thread — which began by complaining about Venezuelan officials referring […]

May 4, 2020

L.A. Times wins Pulitzer Prizes for art criticism, immigration reporting

L.A. This marks the fourth time Lopez has been a finalist for his columns.* In explanatory reporting, for an in-depth story and interactive game showing the threat of rising seas to California’s coast and the hard choices coastal leaders will have to make. Times wins Pulitzer Prizes for art criticism, immigration reporting Christopher Knight and Molly O’Toole(Los Angeles Times) By Joe MozingoStaff Writer  May 4, 202012:34 […]