Widely debated cases help spark federal Phoenix police probe
The attorney for the family of a homeless Black Muslim man who died while being restrained by officers says his case may have helped prompt the U.S. Justice Department this week to launch a widespread civil rights probe into the Phoenix police force.
‘The Office’ actor Mark York dead at 55
'The Office' actor dies Mark York, who played in four episodes of "The Office" television series, died last week. ( Lambert/Getty Images)Mark York, who played Billy Merchant in “The Office,” died last week in Dayton, Ohio. >> Read more trending newsYork’s death on May 19 was confirmed by the Montgomery County coroner’s office, The New York Times reported. According to the coroner’s office, York died in a hospital of natural causes. York played the property manager at the office park where Dunder Mifflin was housed, the Times reported.wftv.com
'Office'-themed theatrical walking tour invites you to solve the mystery of the 'Scranton Strangler' on the streets of Thornton Park
click image Photo courtesy the AbbeyThere's something rotten in the city of … Scranton. And come this spring you'll have a chance to help "Michael Scott" fromsolve a murder while taking in the fresh air of Thornton Park.Beginning in late March, the interactive parody musical/mystery/walking-tour (phew! And in the end, maybe a mystery will be solved. “We took a deep inward look and decided the world needed two things: a COVID- 19 vaccine and a parody walking tour. The tour originates at the Abbeyorlandoweekly.com
The first two seasons of 'The Office' will be free on NBCUniversal's Peacock but the rest is paywalled
Novak as Ryan HowardHappy holidays, "The Office" fans -- you're about to get the first two seasons of the comedy series for free. Seasons 1 and 2 of "The Office" will be available on the free version of Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service, the company said Monday. "The Office," for years Netflix's most-watched series, will be exclusively available to Peacock subscribers starting Jan. 4, 2021. In addition to "The Office" episodes, NBCUniversal will release behind-the-scenes footage and interviews and never-before-seen clips and deleted scenes for premium subscribers. NBCUniversal projected in January that 30 million to 35 million Peacock accounts will be active by 2024.cnbc.com
Joe Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary
CHICAGO – President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary. Progressive leaders, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, have been especially vocal in criticizing the prospect of Emanuel joining the Cabinet. “The administration needs people like Rahm who know how to get things done.”Some of the city’s Black elected officials are also vouching for him. Emanuel said he did not see the grisly video until it was set to be made public in November 2015. During his time as mayor, Chicago saw $11 billion in airfield, terminal and infrastructure investments at the city's airports.
New Citizen’s Safety Task Force pledges to take solutions to community gun violence
The task force is a result of seven shootings involving teens and children under the age of 17 in recent months. In each of these case, Orange County Sheriff John Mina reported they have received only six Crimeline tips or less. “The community working with the agencies, working with all the parties involved in the process is key,” Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings broke up the task force into subcommittees with four main objectives: prevention, intervention, enforcement and prosecution. He’s given the task force 120 days to set recommendations and actionable goals to fight gun violence.
Virus concerns grow as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore
(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BELMAR, N.J. As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. We cannot let up on our social distancing or our responsibility just because the sun is out, the governor said. They act like it's over now.She was at the beach with a friend who is a nurse in a Jersey Shore hospital filled with coronavirus patients. Michael Scott, another 20-something on the Belmar beach, said he and his friends have modified their behavior this summer, including at nightclubs. We are especially concerned after the gatherings we saw at the Jersey Shore, added the state's health commissioner, Judith Persichilli.
What to watch out for when shopping online from work this Cyber Monday
Justin Lubin | NBCU Photo BankIf you're like many workers, you'll be shopping online while you're working today. A recent survey from Robert Half Technology, a human resources consulting company, found that 52% of employees plan to shop online this Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the most popular day for online shopping at work or "workshopping" according to 43% of those surveyed, followed by Amazon Prime day, with 38%. Another group that's most likely to search for goods at work: working parents. When online shopping at work, you also run the risk of giving those bad actors access to your company server, which can cause all kinds of problems, said Bill Driscoll, senior district president at Robert Half Technology.cnbc.com
Find out what Dundie Award you'll win from 'The Office'
Anyone who has watched "The Office" knows there are so many iconic episodes throughout its nine-season run. Another iconic moment in the show's history is the Dundie Awards, a fake awards show that Michael has at the local Scranton Chili's Restaurant. Ryan won "Hottest In The Office" and Kevin won the Dont Go In There After Me award. Website Moneypenny decided to have some fun with the iconic moment and created a Dundie Award Generator that will award you with your very own Dundie. All you have to do is answer some work day-related questions and you'll get an "Office"-themed Dundie.
'Seinfeld' is heading to Netflix in 2021
(CNN) - Netflix may be losing Michael Scott and Chandler Bing, but it's gaining Jerry Seinfeld and Cosmo Kramer. "Seinfeld," one of the most popular sitcoms in TV history, is heading to Netflix starting in 2021, the streaming company announced on Monday. The financial terms of the deal, which Netflix struck with distributor Sony Pictures Television, were not disclosed. Nabbing the rights to "Seinfeld" is a big boost for Netflix, which has suffered the losses of two popular licensed shows in "Friends" and "The Office" in recent months. More to come...The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
NBC is removing 'The Office' from Netflix in 2021 and putting it on its new streaming service
NBC has decided to remove "The Office" from Netflix in 2021 and include the show in the company's new streaming service. The move bolsters the potential appeal of NBC's ad-supported streaming service, which is set to launch in the first quarter of 2020. "We can't wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal's new streaming service." Still, the decision may convince more people to sign up for NBC's streaming service, which will be driven by advertising revenue tied to eyeballs. AT&T's WarnerMedia, which is also launching its own streaming service, is planning eventually to add "Friends" and other shows from Netflix to bolster its streaming service, which it hopes will draw at least 70 million subscribers.cnbc.com