Eli Wallach, who won a Tony Award on Broadway and appeared in more than 100 movies, starring opposite Clint Eastwood as a scheming treasure-seeker in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), has died. He was 98.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who took office Jan. 1 promising to reduce economic inequality, said he wants to end a 43-year policy that restricts admission at the city’s elite high schools to students who score highest on a standardized test.
City University of New York, which graduated 12 Nobel laureates between 1930 and 1950, is making a bid to return to the spotlight by hiring Princeton University economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, also a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that U.S. drone strikes should be limited to targets that present a “real, immediate threat to us” and conducted by the military rather than the Central Intelligence Agency.
The U.S. House of Representatives ethics committee is scheduled to decide tomorrow whether to punish Congressman Charles Rangel , a New York Democrat found guilty of 11 counts of violating House rules.
U.S. Representative Charles Rangel of New York, accused by the House ethics committee of improper fundraising, rebuffed calls for his resignation and urged the panel to “expedite” its hearing so he can defend himself.