After Years of Political Gridlock, Oregon’s Fire Disaster Brings ‘New Reality’

Early this year, lawmakers considered legislation to thin forests, hire firefighters and increase building standards to prepare for wildfires. But a dispute over how to address climate change doomed the proposals. NYT > U.S. News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today … Read more…

Michel Franco on Venice Competition Title ‘New Order,’ Social Cataclysm in Mexico

“New Order,” Mexican Michel Franco’s near-future dystopia thriller that world premieres at the Venice Film Festival Thursday, begins with protestors, daubed in green paint, bursting into a swanky wedding peopled by Mexico’s indecently rich. They rob the guests, then shoot … Read more…

Electronic Health Records Creating A ‘New Era’ Of Health Care Fraud, Officials Say

The federal government funneled billions in subsidies to software vendors who overstated or deceived the government about what their products could do, according to whistleblowers.(Lydia Zuraw/KHN) This story also ran on Fortune. This story can be republished for free (details). … Read more…

Harris Dickinson Opens Up About Bringing A ‘New Perspective’ To Maleficent After Being Recast As Prince Phillip

Harris Dickinson, the actor who plays Prince Phillip in ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,’ opened up to MTV News about working with Elle Fanning, Angelina Jolie, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The ‘King’s Man’ actor also revealed that he’d like to play a … Read more…