Pennsylvania AG Shapiro tests positive for Covid-19 on primary election eve

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor, tested positive for Covid-19 hours before the polls opened for the state’s primary election on Tuesday, according to his campaign.

Campaign spokesperson Will Simons said Shapiro received his positive test result on Monday evening “after taking a precautionary test” ahead of a scheduled trip to Johnstown and Pittsburgh.

Shapiro “is currently experiencing mild symptoms, and he plans to continue his work of serving the people of Pennsylvania as he isolates at home,” Simons said in a statement.

The candidate “will be back on the campaign trail next week and will kick off the general election campaign in Johnstown,” Simons added.

In a tweet confirming his positive test result, Shapiro urged Pennsylvanians to “[p]lease get out there and vote today — and after these few days at home, I’m going to go win this race for Pennsylvania.

Shapiro is running unopposed for the state’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination. But three other Pennsylvania nominating contests are being closely watched on Tuesday: the Republican gubernatorial primary, and the Democratic and Republican primaries for Senate.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democratic Senate candidate, also is unable to appear in-person for primary election activities on Tuesday; his campaign announced over the weekend that he is recovering from a stroke.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/17/pennsylvania-ag-shapiro-tests-positive-for-covid-19-on-primary-election-eve-00032984

Maryland teen charged in murder of missing high school classmate who turned up stabbed to death in creek

Ta’Quawn Deon Henderson, 17, from Maryland, was charged with the murder of his high school classmate, Jailyn Jones, who went missing in January before his stabbed body was found in a creek.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/maryland-teen-murder-high-school-classmate-missing-dead-creek

Tax filings reveal how BLM co-founder spent charity funds

More than $37 million was spent by the foundation on grants, real estate, and charter on private flights, tax documents seen by The Post show.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/17/inside-blm-co-founder-patrisse-cullors-questionable-tax-filings/

Increase in antisemitism from far right and radical left ‘despicable’: CEO of the Anti-Defamation League

CEO of the Anti-Defamation League hit both the far left and far right for anti-Israel and anti-Jewish rhetoric.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/increase-antisemitism-far-right-radical-left-despicable-ceo-anti-defamation-league

Iran says two French nationals held for trying to ‘foment unrest’

Iran on Tuesday said it arrested two French nationals this month for allegedly attempting to foment unrest by meeting with representatives of teachers’ unions, in a report on state television. 

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20220517-iran-says-two-french-nationals-held-for-trying-to-foment-unrest

‘Your World’ on rising inflation affecting Americans

Guests:Neil Cavuto, Jimmy Failla, Susan Li, Kelly O’Grady, Jacqui Heinrich, Bill Melugin, Rick Perry, Bob Maginnis, Joe Lieberman; Scott Martin, John Yoo, Brandon Judd

https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/your-world-rising-inflation-affecting-americans

‘The Five’ on Psaki’s last day as Biden press secretary

https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/the-five-psakis-last-day-as-biden-press-secretary

‘Special Report’ All-Star Panel on baby formula shortage facing American families

Guests: Juan Williams, Morgan Ortagus, Byron York

https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/special-report-all-star-panel-baby-formula-shortage-facing-american-families

2022 Cannes Film Festival: Glamour in times of war

With COVID no longer an issue, Cannes is back on the cultural calendar. However Russian participation has been barred.

https://www.dw.com/en/2022-cannes-film-festival-glamour-in-times-of-war/a-61812363?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

Retirees, how is inflation affecting your spending?

Unless someone else does your shopping and manages your money, it’s impossible to miss the signs of inflation on your expenses.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/17/success/retirees-inflation-feseries/index.html