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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4 trailer is here

Elisabeth Moss’s June is on the run in the new teaser for Season 4 of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” There’s eery silence on the road as she tries to get to Canada after escaping Gilead. Ann Dowd’s Aunt Lydia knows it’s no ordinary escape, though. “She’s out there planning who knows what kind of atrocities to…MORE

India exits recession but rapid growth is still a long way off

India exits recession but rapid growth is still a long way off

India’s economy is out of recession but still a long way from returning to rates of growth seen before the pandemic. Asia’s third biggest economy recorded a rise in gross domestic product of 0.4% in the final three months of 2020, compared with the same period a year earlier, according to official statistics published on…MORE

House vote key first step for Democrats’ stimulus plans

House vote key first step for Democrats’ stimulus plans

Not even halfway through President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office and the House of Representatives is on track Friday to pass his $1.9 trillion relief bill. This package, the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes work by a dozen committees, a strategic and aggressive lobbying campaign targeted both inside and outside the beltway, and…MORE

Stocks are falling. But it’s not all bad news

Stocks are falling. But it’s not all bad news

A burst of anxiety is ricocheting across financial markets as Wall Street sets expectations for the next phase of the pandemic, which could take hold this spring and summer as vaccinations rise and coronavirus cases fall. What’s happening: US stock indexes, which have repeatedly hit all-time highs in recent weeks, took a leg lower on…MORE

Unemployment-benefits fraud victims are getting tax bills — and major headaches

Unemployment-benefits fraud victims are getting tax bills — and major headaches

Theodore Taylor was pretty surprised when he received a tax document recently from Ohio’s unemployment agency showing that he had been paid $1,300 in benefits last year. A Philadelphia resident, Taylor was employed in Pennsylvania during all of 2020 — by the Internal Revenue Service. So when he got a 1099-G tax document earlier this…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

A dog owner demonstrates her love, dolphins show off, and the internet uses its powers for good. These are the must-watch videos of the week. Protected pupper Sid the dog fell into a frozen pool and was stuck underneath a sheet of ice. His owner, Jennie Tatum, did not hesitate to plunge into the pool…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

This is crazy. A thief shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker Wednesday before trying to steal 3 of her French Bulldogs. One escaped and returned to the injured dog walker so she’s been recovered. Gaga is offering $500,000 for the safe return of her other 2 dogs and ‘no questions asked.’ But police will have some…

Thursday’s Dirt

DUI and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen were thrown out yesterday. He did plead guilty to a lesser charge and paid a $500 fine before leaving the courtroom. Jeep is running his ads again because of the charges being dropped. Former ‘American Idol’ star Katharine McPhee has given birth to a baby boy. This…