A Michigan couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have found another way to show their Scandinavian pride
Joe Biden confirmed he has not taken a cognitive test in a testy exchange with a CBS reporter—and it sounds like he definitely doesn't intend to. "Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man," the 77-year-old said in response to a question from CBS' Errol Barnett...
Chicago officials say the nation's third largest school district will rely on remote instruction to start the school year because of coronavirus. Students won't return to school buildings until November, at the earliest. (Aug. 5)
US leaders have struggled to enforce social gathering rules and mask mandates. This is difficult as residents push for a return to normal life amid a rampant spread of coronavirus. But while people may be tired of the pandemic, there's still a long way to go. "We need to remain focused, strong. We need to accept that this is challenging, but (move) towards something positive and fight this pandemic together." WHO's COVID-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove. Many people are exhausted and ready to return to work, not taking the risks into consideration.
Odell Beckham Jr. Says NFL Season Should be Canceled. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver called out NFL owners, who he says "don't see players as human.". ...the owners' [attitude is], 'Oh, we own you guys,' and just kind of that unfairness going on that they don't see us as human, Odell Beckham Jr., via 'The Wall Street Journal'. Beckham Jr. says that the NFL season is only going ahead because of financial reasons. We're not ready for football season. So why are we trying to push forward? It's obviously for their money. , Odell Beckham Jr., via 'The Wall Street Journal'. Beckham Jr.'s comments to 'The Wall Street Journal' came before safety protocols were agreed upon by the league and players association. Multiple NFL players have still opted out of playing this year over concerns regarding COVID-19. According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland's 'The Plain Dealer,' Beckham Jr. is not one of them. In a tweet on August 3, Cabot revealed that sources say the wideout is planning to play after seeing how Cleveland has taken precautions
Disney stock jumped as much as 10% on Wednesday. The increase added more than $21 billion to the entertainment giant's market capitalization. Investors celebrated the news that Disney Plus has attracted more than 60 million subscribers in its first nine months. Pandemic-related closures of theme parks, stores, and cinemas hammered its business, dropping its revenue 42% last quarter. Lower revenues and $5 billion in restructuring and impairment charges translated into a $4.5 billion net loss last quarter.
Months ago, officials in various parts of the country were worried about infected travelers from New York City spreading the coronavirus. Now, the city is setting up checkpoints to keep potentially infected people out of the Big Apple, where they apparently make up 20% of new coronavirus cases. Mayor Bill...
WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Speakers—including Joe Biden—will no longer be traveling to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, officials say. Organizers, who were already planning a mostly virtual convention from Aug. 17 to 20, say they made the decision after speaking to public health officials in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. "The...
Samsung aims to lift sinking smartphone sales with two new models that will test consumers' willingness to buy high-priced gadgets during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression
Eagerly awaiting the return of Clorox disinfectant wipes to store shelves? You'll be waiting quite a while. Clorox said Monday that the popular cleaning product bought up at the start of the coronavirus pandemic might not appear in stores until 2021. "Given the fact cold and flu [season] sits in...
As confirmed coronavirus cases skyrocket in Mississippi, the state’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe has been devastated. COVID-19 has ripped through Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian families. (Aug. 5)
The common cold might help produce immunity against COVID-19, reports UPI. This may even be true in people who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. A study published Tuesday by the journal Science details the findings. This immune response is likely a function of a phenomenon called "T cell memory." T cell memory could help explain why some people don't get as sick as others from COVID-19. Those with T cells that fight the common cold have success because the coronavirus is a type of cold.
At a time of tightening U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing leader
How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows
A third US company has released research data showing its coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response. According to CNN, Novavax, Inc. released Phase 1 results on Tuesday. The data shows that after two doses of the vaccine, participants developed neutralizing antibodies. The antibodies developed were four times higher than those developed by people who had recovered from Covid-19. The vaccine also induced a response from T-cells, a type of immune cell. Novavax, Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline are all working on a vaccine.
Joe Biden's announcement of his running mate has to come soon—the Democratic convention gets underway in less than two weeks on August 17. As the vetting process winds down, Biden has dropped a few hints, including that four Black women are on his short list. But now the buzz...
Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.
A U.S. House committee has obtained more than a million internal documents from Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple in its yearlong investigation of Big Tech’s market dominance
Liam Neeson and son Micheal Richardson remember late wife and mother, Natasha Richardson. The two act opposite each other in new comedy drama, "Made in Italy." (Aug. 5)