A new way to choose your next book

In some ways, the book industry is doing better than ever. Last year, readers bought nearly 827 million printed books, an increase of about 10 percent over 2020, and a record since NPD BookScan began tracking two decades ago. But everything is not as rosy as it seems. As book buyers have migrated online, it … Read more

Russian troops left ‘high-quality vodka’ at Chernobyl nuclear power plant before withdrawing: WSJ

Russian forces seized the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on the first day of the Ukrainian invasion. Hundreds of workers were held hostage during the occupation until the withdrawal in March. Workers are now being left behind to clean up the mess left behind by Russian troops — including vodka and feces. Loading Something is loading. … Read more

Ex-ABC News executive James Goldston producing the January 6 panel’s prime-time hearing

The Jan. 6 panel reportedly tapped a former ABC News boss as a “secret adviser” to craft its upcoming prime-time hearing on the Capitol riot for a television audience. James Goldston, who served as president of ABC News from 2014 until early 2021, worked as an adviser to the House Select Committee and quietly produced … Read more

Boris Johnson remains British Prime Minister, but his days are ‘numbered’

Johnson will visit Northern Ireland on Monday to hold emergency consultations. Daniel Leal | Afp | Getty Images LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence vote on Monday night, but dissatisfaction with his leadership is expected to continue, with analysts saying his days in office are numbered. In Monday’s vote, Johnson won … Read more