Muncie man held on rape, confinement charges

MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man was arrested Sunday after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance. Brandan Lee Batchelor, 30, was being held in the Delaware County jail on Monday under a $30,000 bond, preliminarily charged with rape, criminal confinement and strangulation. His accuser told city police Batchelor assaulted her at his … Read more

Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage: Which Has More Benefits?

SmartAsset: Differences of medigap vs. medicare advantage Medigap and Medicare Advantage are both healthcare plans used by people in retirement. Medigap insurance helps supplement areas like coinsurance, deductibles and copayments. Medicare Advantage, sometimes called Part C, plans are offered by private companiesapproved by Medicare. We’ll dive into detail about the differences between Medigap and Medicare … Read more

In the Amazon, Brazilian ecologists try new approach against deforestation and poverty

CARAUARI, Brazil (AP) — In a remote corner of the Amazon, Brazilian ecologists are trying to succeed where a lack of governance has proved disastrous. They’re managing a stretch of land in a way that welcomes both local people and scientists to engage in preserving the world’s largest tropical forest. The goal is ambitious, counter … Read more

‘Cookie activist’ celebrates Asian Americans with portraits in dough

Artist Jasmine Cho makes exquisite portraits that champion famous and forgotten Asian Americans. Her canvas? “Cookies, I’ve always said, are the perfect platform for education, activism and healing because they are one of the most disarming, inviting and surprising mediums,” said Cho, who is also a baker. She believes her art comes in part from … Read more

As A Young Actress, “I Was In Situations That I Shouldn’t Have Been In… We Still Have A Long Way To Go” – Cannes

Marion Cotillard is encouraged by the progress made by the #MeToo movement, but believes, “We still have a long way to go.” The Oscar winner stopped by the American Pavilion in Cannes today to chat with me about her latest film, Little Girl Blue, which is an Official Selection Special Screening here at the festival … Read more

Stock Market Awaits Biden-McCarthy Debt-Ceiling Cage Match; DraftKings Soars To 52-Week High On Upgrade

The stock market was slow to start Monday’s session with Big Tech leading while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged. Investors awaited a contentious 5:30pm ET meeting between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on the debt ceiling. DraftKings (DKNG) soared to the highest price since January 2022 after an upgrade. X The … Read more