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    COLUMBUS (CBS LOCAL) – During this unprecedented time in our country, new research shows our social media habits are changing. The pandemic, politics, and race relations have increased tensions around the country. A new survey from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds more than half of Americans (56%) have changed their social media habits because of tensions surrounding current events. “There’s another shift of people doing what we call “doom scrolling,” like looking for the worst stories out there and binging on doom stories. It is the current social equivalent to watching a train wreck,” says Dr. Kenneth Yeager, the director of the Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. About...
    (CNN)The US government is pouring billions into Covid-19 vaccines, and candidates from three companies are moving along quickly: Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax.Here's what you need to know about them.These are among the dozens of Covid-19 vaccines in trials around the world as researchers rush to find a way to stop the pandemic. To help speed the process, the US government's Operation Warp Speed is providing some funding for those three and five others -- vaccine candidates the US Department of Health and Human Services calls "the most promising."Operation Warp Speed's goal is to have 300 million doses of a vaccine that's safe and effective by January 2021.Read MoreWhile the Phase 1 trial results are promising, the proof will be in...
    Hadn’t it been for herbs, many people would have lost their lives by now. If you take up any conventional herb, it will have its fair share of pros and cons for the body. However, there are several herbs that have put the entire mankind in confusion. Especially when it comes to kratom, it is hard for everyone to put faith in this plant. Although it has managed to encapsulate 100 million people globally, it is tough to say if the critics will ever be successful in getting this plant banned. Traditionally, people were only exposed to its use for recreational reasons, but now many people have started using it for medicinal reasons as well.  However, the biggest problem for...
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — It’s been one week since the body of 14-year-old Jose Nunez was found in a wooded area in Connecticut. Wednesday, his family spoke exclusively with CBS2’s Cory James about the second suspect arrested days ago and why they believe more people may have been involved. “It’s been terrible. It hasn’t been easy. I can’t sleep,” Carmen Velez, the victim’s mother, said. Every second, every minute, every hour is still tough for Velez. “Everything reminds me of him. It’s hard to even try to stay strong without him,” she said. Diante Willoughby (Credit: Bridgeport Police) On July 29, her 14-year-old son was found dead in a wooded area of Oxford. RELATED STORY: 19-Year-Old Man Accused Of Killing...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to suggest that the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people in Lebanon might have been a deliberate attack, even as officials in Lebanon and his own defense chief said it’s believed to have be an accident. “Whatever happened, it’s terrible, but they don’t really know what it is,” Trump insisted. “Nobody knows yet.” Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut on Tuesday are focused on possible negligence in the storage of tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive fertilizer, in a waterfront warehouse. The Lebanese government ordered the house arrest of several port officials in connection with the explosion, which killed at least 135 people and injured...
    ♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 SECRETS that were tucked away, maybe by accident, are ready to come out and Jupiter makes this a positive moment for you. You’ll need to make some snap decisions but trust yourself to do the right thing. If you are with a partner, hold your nerve – a two-way change is close. If you are single, groove with a DJ. 1 ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 A task you can’t quite tackle on your own gets much easier when you ask for help – but it’s not the obvious people who offer. This can lead to some interesting times.  Your passion profile is matter-of-fact on the surface but...
    The problem with the decisions by some localities to keep schools closed to in-person instruction this fall, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh argued Wednesday, is that the people responsible for making the final call are typically the least affected by their choices. "We can't sit here and let a bunch of people who will never be negatively impacted by this tell the rest of us what to do," the "Rush Limbaugh Show" host said. "With all due respect, the medical community, people, the doctors, [Dr. Anthony] Fauci and [Dr. Deborah] Birx, they may be brilliant at what they do, but they should not be the people telling us whether schools will open or not. It's not their level or area of...
    DENVER (CBS4) – It was a horrifying site in Green Valley Ranch neighborhood Wednesday morning. Flames engulfed a home as neighbors watched helplessly and firefighters attempted to get it under control. Denver Fire officials say it was a tough fire to fight and a deadly one. (credit: CBS) “Those conditions would have been very difficult to survive,” said Capt. Greg Pixley. When firefighters were finally able to get inside they made a terrible discovery. Two children and three adults did not survive. Three managed to escape by jumping from an upper floor. (credit: Diol family) Brothers Moussa Diol and Abou say their brother, Djibril, and his wife and daughter were three of the five people who died. A GoFundMe page...
    Celebrities have donated to causes related to the Black Lives Matter movement as the nation continues to grapple with protests related to systemic racism and police brutality. A renewed focus was placed on the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd on May 25 while in he was in police custody in Minneapolis. His death sparked protests and riots throughout the country. Many celebrities attended protests, but others have used social media to promote campaigns they’ve donated to in response to the unrest, including bailing out protesters who have been arrested by police, groups that seek to make calls to “defund the police” and reality and political advocacy groups for the Black community. With so many famous people advocating...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — The country’s top infectious diseases doctor took part in an online discussion hosted by Harvard University Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Anthony Fauci said a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic brings out the best and worst in people. Unfortunately, Fauci and his family have seen some of the worst. “Getting death threats for me and my family, and harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just. . . it’s amazing,” he told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “I wouldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams that people who object to things that are pure public health principles are so set against it and don’t like what you and I say, namely in the word...
    OPRAH Winfrey has been slammed as a “fraud” after she said that being a white person gives an “advantage no matter what.” Winfrey, 66, made the remarks last Friday during an episode of her AppleTV+ series, The Oprah Conversation. 5Oprah Winfrey was slammed as a 'fraud' after an episode of her AppleTV+ show, The Oprah ConversationCredit: Apple TV+ Chatting with Emmanuel Acho, a former linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and race activist, the two spoke with non-black viewers to discuss white privilege. The episode is titled Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1, which is based on the former NFL star’s YouTube series and book that’s set to be released in November. One guest said during the show that...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said his family has received death threats and public harassment over the course of his work on the White House Coronavirus Task Force. As Fauci spoke to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta about how he has been holding up throughout the pandemic, he was also asked about how his family has fared throughout the health crisis. Fauci said his wife and daughters are “fine” where they are, but then he spoke of the “stress” his children have seen and “the really unseemly things that crises bring out in the world.” “Getting death threats for me and my family and harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just, I mean, it’s amazing,” Fauci...
    (CNN)Lebanon's government has blamed a large quantity of poorly stored ammonium nitrate for the huge blast that rocked its capital, Beirut, killing scores of people and devastating swathes of the city. What is this chemical, and why did it explode? Ammonium nitrate is an industrial chemical commonly used around the world as an agricultural fertilizer, and in explosives for mining.It has also been used as a key component in improvised explosives, notably in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, in the 2002 bombings in Bali, Indonesia, and by far-right Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik in his 2011 shooting and bombing attack.In this case, according to Lebanese officials, about 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate had been stockpiled at a Beirut port...
    Donald Trump lamented Wednesday that his debates with Joe Biden won't hold any weight since thousands of Americans would have already cast their ballots due to early and mail-in voting measures. 'We should have the debates. The one problem I have, the debate's very late. It's at the end of September and a lot of ballots will already be cast by that time,' Trump told Fox & Friends during a call-in interview Wednesday morning. 'They want to make the debates as late as possible.' Trump also suggested that Biden has not said he wants to participate in the three scheduled debates. 'I'm ready to debate, I don't care,' the president told the Fox News morning show panel. 'I hear he...
    New York City is implementing checkpoints to stop people entering from any of the 35 states that are on Cuomo's mandatory quarantine list and take down their details to enforce it.   Anyone who is caught flouting the rules faces a $10,000 fine. Bill de Blasio announced the new rule at a press conference on Wednesday morning.    Currently, anyone who enters the state of New York from any of the 35 lists is expected to quarantine for two weeks or risk fines of $2,000 and upwards. If someone who flouts the quarantine and infects another New Yorker with COVID-19, they face a $10,000 fine, per state rules.  The 34 states on Cuomo's mandatory quarantine list are; Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida,...
    Galaxy Watch 3: ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygen monitoring... but not yet Deportivo player questioned by police after leaked audio Being Reuben star wants to give the beauty industry a makeover: Makeup doesnt have an agenda As a teenage boy, Reuben de Maid knows he doesn't look like your average makeup influencer. And that's exactly why he wants to share his story with the world. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Sebastian Smith/2020 Ricochet Ltd. The CW's newly acquired U.K. docuseries Being Reuben follows de Maid and his family as the young teen attempts to break into the makeup industry and stay grounded after his show-stopping performance on Little Big Shots went viral. He's unapologetically himself, loves every aspect of...
    Sleep Standard is offering people a decent amount of money to simply have sex on different kinds of mattresses. According to Men’s Health, the sleep website is offering $3,000 to people to have sex on different mattresses and then review them. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) A description on the Sleep Standard website explains, “We’re looking for 5 lucky couples that can take part in our experiment. We’ll send you a new mattress every week and all you have to do is give us your honest reviews on how good that mattress is for sex. That’s right, you can get paid for doing what you do in your regular everyday life – Sex!” (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver...
    (CNN)Megan Rapinoe has always been about goals, both the scoring and achieving of them. On the football field, the 35-year-old forward has plundered them for fun, notching 52 for her country over the best part of 15 years -- not to mention the 68 assists during 168 appearances. On her watch, the co-captain has helped the United States win two World Cups, Olympic gold, and countless other trophies for the United States Women's National Soccer team (USWNT) and her club sides.Individual goals are also synonymous with Rapinoe's remarkable career: In 2019 alone, she swept the board at the World Cup, being awarded the Golden Boot (top goalscorer), Golden Ball (best player) and Player of the Match for victory over the...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Red Cross official says at least 100 people have been killed and more than 4,000 wounded in Beirut explosion. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Dear Moneyist, I feel I was unfairly denied the stimulus payment. In 2019, I made a total of $51,331. My filing status was “single, no children.” I was denied the stimulus payment on 4/10/20 because the IRS based my income on my 2018 taxes. I was permanently laid off from my job as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. I was the supervisor of the department that processed and reconciled parking citations written by my city. Since mid-March, the number of parking citations drastically fell due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this caused a major reduction of revenue in my department which resulted in me losing my job. I do not understand why they cannot send out the...
    Dementia rates across the United States have fallen over the past 25 years, with the risk of developing the disease now 13 per cent lower than 2010, a study has found.  Researchers at Harvard university announced their findings Tuesday in the journal Neurology after looking at the health of 50,000 people.  In a statement of their findings the scientists wrote: 'The incidence rate of dementia in Europe and North America has declined by 13% per decade over the past 25 years, consistently across studies. Incidence is similar for men and women, although declines were somewhat more profound in men.'  It means that millions of people across America and Europe will now not develop the condition. The study shows that in 1995 the average...
    They’re considered the “woke” generation, but new research says Generation Z men aren’t necessarily on board. Half of young men believe feminism “has gone too far and makes it harder for men to succeed,” according to “Young People in the Time of COVID-19,” a new study by Hope Not Hate, a UK-based advocacy group that campaigns against extremism. “[Feminist] policies are well-intentioned, but can be abused and taken too far,” said Jack Joseph, a 26-year-old from central New Jersey who says he was wrongfully accused of sexual harassment, causing him to get fired from his job at a call center in May. “Allegation is the new guilty,” Joseph told The Post. According to the Hope Not Hate report, which...
    A woman who had two have all ten toes amputated after developed sepsis from a strep throat infection is now defying the odds by preparing to run a marathon.   Maria Papalia-Meier, 46, from Plainville, Massachusetts, fell ill in 2014, fell seriously ill in 2014, when she developed a variety of terrifying symptoms, including body rashes, aches, fever, hallucinations and shortness of breath. Maria thought she had the flu but rushed herself to the hospital to get medical attention as her condition worsened. Overcoming the odds: Maria Papalia-Meier, 46, from Massachusetts, had to have all ten of her toes amputated in 2014 - but she hasn't let that stop her from taking up running  Sickness: In 2014, Maria fell seriously...
    (CNN)Splitting the atom changed everything, Einstein reputedly said, except the way we think.Covid-19 has changed nearly everything about America: how we live, work, learn, eat, vacation, entertain, interact. More than 4.6 million Americans infected, nearly 160,000 killed, millions of jobs lost. It's changed everything -- except the way President Donald Trump thinks. His lack of adaptability, and his presumptive rival Joe Biden's openness to change, are fundamentally altering the contours of campaign 2020.The novel coronavirus has robbed Trump of two of his greatest assets. First, he can no longer convince people that politics is merely spectacle. Before the pandemic, his entertainment skills helped lead many Americans to conclude that politics was theater: an overhyped, cartoonish play in which a brutish...
    At least 12 terminally ill New Jersey residents have ended their own lives under the state’s new aid-in-dying law which went into effect one year ago. The government released new data Friday offering the first official summary of how the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act has played out in the state. The report shows from August 1, 2019, when the law went into effect, through December 31, 12 people ended their lives under the provisions of the law. They were between the ages of 50 and 93. Six were men and six were women, according to the Department of Health report. Seven of them had cancer, the state’s second most common cause of death after heart...
    PEOPLE who have already had coronavirus shouldn't have to isolate even if they develop symptoms again, Sage scientists have said. The Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies have studied evidence that found people who develop antibodies to the virus can't be infected again shortly afterwards. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3If you have tested positive for coronavirus you shouldn't have to isolate again Scientists have previously said the evidence on immunity isn't there yet - and have stressed even if you have antibodies it might not stop you being reinfected. But experts at a Sage meeting last month, chaired by chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance found there was enough...
    THERE’S a new resident at Kensington Palace… and she’s got four legs. Prince Harry has confirmed that he and wife Meghan have added a dog to their family, and people keep getting her name wrong. 6 Prince Harry confirmed that he and Meghan have adopted a new dog at Kensington PalaceCredit: INSTAGRAM, @survivorsnetwork Speaking at a youth centre this week in Sussex, the Prince Harry, 34, said: “My name is Harry, I have two dogs, and my lovely American wife.” Meghan, 37, added: “I know, and they keep getting her name wrong.” The name of the pooch hasn’t been confirmed but there were reports last month that the couple had adopted a black Labrador called Oz, to be a playmate for...
    COVID-19 is ravaging a Michigan convent: 13 nuns have died USDA issues health alert for frozen taquitos and chimichangas that may contain plastic, posing choking hazard Did the extra $600 unemployment benefit stop people from job hunting? These Yale economists say they finally have an answer The supplemental $600 a week that unemployed Americans have been receiving as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act expires this month. It has been welcomed by millions of Americans who are out of work and struggling to make ends meet due to the economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic. But employers and some members of the Trump administration have argued that it has also acted as a disincentive for many people to...
    DONALD Trump has suggest that paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein may have been murdered in his prison cell rather than committed suicide.  The President’s comment is sure to add fuel to conspiracy theories that Epstein was killed by powerful people before he could implicate them in his sex-trafficking crimes. ⚠️Follow for the latest news and updates on Ghislaine Maxwell 8Donald Trump appeared to endorse theories surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's death 8Jeffrey Epstein (left) and real estate developer Donald Trump as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1997Credit: Getty Images - Getty 8Epstein's death has been called into question beforeCredit: AP:Associated Press Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges at a federal prison in Manhattan when he was...
    London (CNN)Cases are ticking upwards in parts of Europe, the process of unlocking is paused in the UK, and the Americas are still battling to contain vast Covid-19 outbreaks.But as the tremors of a potential second wave of infections are starting to be felt, some governments are reaching for a new tool that many public health experts have been touting for months: stricter mask mandates.In recent days, masks have become mandatory in all public spaces -- indoors or outdoors -- in Madrid, Greece, Portugal's Madeira Islands and Hong Kong. Those moves seemingly contradict the long-held understanding that Covid-19 is more dangerous indoors. The British government, among others, used its first steps out of lockdown to encourage people to meet outdoors;...
    Last Wednesday, the mayor of Yukon, Oklahoma, filed a police report. Shelli Selby alleged she had been harassed by Republican state Rep. Jay Steagall, who represents the area, over an emergency proclamation she issued that mandated masks for restaurant workers, according to The Yukon Progress. Steagall reportedly has argued that “the mayor does not have the authority to issue the content of that emergency proclamation that she thinks she does.”  In addition to the police report, Selby filed a complaint to Rep. Charles McCall, Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, in which she wrote that “Steagall has harassed, ridiculed, demeaned, and threatened me in direct response to the painstaking decision that I made as mayor of my city” and...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said during a segment of Monday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that most Americans wouldn’t have been able to “say goodbye to those they love at large funerals” like the one for the late Democratic Rep. John Lewis that took place last week. The late Civil Rights icon was memorialized in a series of events last week that culminated in a crowded funeral where former President Barack Obama used a portion of his eulogy to slam the Senate filibuster as a “Jim Crow relic.” Carlson argued that strict social distancing rules like the ones that exist in Washington D.C. are “a lot to ask of a population,” but only work if they apply “to everyone, because...
    When Karla Cornejo Villavicencio sent me an early copy of her book, The Undocumented Americans, I put off reading it as long as I could. I had a sneaking suspicion it would leave a mark that would never quite heal—and I was right. Nevermind Dave Eggers: Cornejo Villavicencio’s book is a true heartbreaking work of staggering genius. As an Ecuadorian immigrant writing about some of the nation’s most vulnerable undocumented communities, including day laborers, people living in sanctuary, and elderly immigrants, Cornejo Villavicencio’s writing is raw, vulnerable, and rough around the edges. Her voice is unlike any other in publishing today. There are entire passages of The Undocumented Americans seared into my brain. (“The twisted inversion that many children of...
    U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on August 3, 2020 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer | Getty Images President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. may have a coronavirus vaccine available to the public ahead of the administration's goal of the end of the year or early 2021. "We're balancing speed and safety and we're on pace to have a vaccine available this year, maybe far in advance of the end of the year," Trump said during a White House press briefing. "And we're mass-producing the most promising candidates in advance so that we're ready upon approval. We have our military lined up, it's logistics,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Police broke up what they say could have been a “COVID disaster” this past weekend when an alert police commander came across something suspicious and officers including the Code Enforcement team moved in. Police say it all started when the Wynwood Police Commander was driving by a business at 567 NW 27 Street on Saturday night. “One of the Commander’s in Wynwood heard some thumping music playing. He found they were setting up for a big event. Supposedly, the big event was going to be some live streaming, but instead it was going to be a COVID disaster because they were expecting at least a thousand people to show up at this party,” explained Miami police...
    (CBS4) – The search for a missing swimmer in Chatfield Reservoir is continuing on Monday. Crews were out all morning looking for a teenager who went in the water on Friday and never resurfaced. Part of the shoreline was off limits while authorities did their work, but the entire reservoir wasn’t shut down. Crews were using sonar over the weekend in the attempt to locate the teen in the water. On Monday they were also using drones to “get a perspective from the air of the search area,” according to South Metro Fire Rescue. Update – South Metro and @WestMetroFire are using drones to get a perspective from the air of the search area. Divers are currently on the water...
    (CBS4) – The search for a missing swimmer in Chatfield Reservoir is continuing on Monday. Crews were out all morning looking for a teenager who went in the water on Friday and never resurfaced. Part of the shoreline was off limits while authorities did their work, but the entire reservoir wasn’t shut down. Crews were using sonar over the weekend in the attempt to locate the teen in the water. On Monday they were also using drones to “get a perspective from the air of the search area,” according to South Metro Fire Rescue. Update – South Metro and @WestMetroFire are using drones to get a perspective from the air of the search area. Divers are currently on the water...
    Bradley Cortright August 3, 2020 0 Comments Days after President Donald Trump threw out the idea of delaying the general election until it is safe for Americans to vote in person, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) is sharing his elections fears. Clyburn participated in a virtual event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, where he shared his concern that Trump will “try not to have this election at all and try to install himself as a strong man.” “You know there’s one thing about turning 80 … you can say what you feel like saying,” Clyburn said. “I don’t think this man plans to have an election. I think this man thinks he’s going to hoodwink the people of this country...
    Wether you eat a vegan or meat heavy diet and your socioeconomic status can be determined simply by looking at proteins in your hair, a new study found. A study led by a team at the University of Utah examined proteins in discarded hair found in rubbish bins from barbershops and salons across 20 US states.  They found a way to determine what you eat, where you've been, and even how much you paid for your haircut simply by looking at proteins in hair samples.  Poorer people had higher proportions of protein coming from cornfed animals in their hair, whereas more wealthy people had proteins from fruit and vegetables.  The US team discovered that hair isotopes matched closely to standards...
    By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press While Vermont has the lowest number of COVID-19 cases in the country and has been largely able to control outbreaks in its own prisons, 85 Vermont inmates held at a Mississippi prison have tested positive for the illness caused by the coronavirus in early results, a finding that inmate advocates say was predictable and could have been prevented. Vermont houses 219 inmates at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi, because of a lack of capacity in its own prisons. After six inmates returning to Vermont from Mississippi tested positive recently, the Vermont Corrections Department on July 30 ordered that the remaining Vermont inmates held there be tested. Teams from the department and CoreCivic,...
    Fact check: Post online falsely claims 28-foot alligator shot in Florida Investment fund drops Brazils JBS over environment At least 516 people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to onions sold at grocery stores including Walmart and Kroger © Shutterstock Onions are being recalled in the US and Canada due to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 516 people in the US and Canada. Shutterstock At least 516 people have been sickened in the US and Canada in a salmonella outbreak linked to Thomson International onions.  Thomson International is recalling all onions shipped since May 1, which are sold in grocery stores including Kroger and Walmart and were sent to all 50 states.  Customers,...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Monday doubled down on her criticism of White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, insisting she does not have confidence in her because of her actions in connection with President Donald Trump.  “I don’t have confidence in anyone who stands there while the president says swallow Lysol and it’s going to cure your virus,” the California Democrat said on CNN, while referring to the presidents speculation earlier this summer about possibly using disinfectants to treat people suffering from COVID-19.  Pelosi added shed criticized Birx during a "conversation" about the spread of coronavirus when "they" disagreed with the use of tracing as an effective tool.  Pelosis current slams on Birx appear to stem from a...
    Donald Trump has made it crystal clear he sees a coronavirus vaccine as critical to his reelection chances. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for Trump’s favorite unproven (and since discredited) COVID-19 treatment, hydroxychloroquine, under political pressure. But the Trump administration wishes us to believe that the timing of a vaccine’s release and authorization won’t be a partisan process. Rapid vaccine development is a priority (as it should be), said a White House spokesman, but “[i]t has nothing to do with politics.” Back in reality: “There are a lot of people on the inside of this process who are very nervous about whether the administration is going to reach their hand into the Warp Speed bucket,...
    Indiana student tests positive for Covid-19 on first day of school McDonalds CEO seems to hint at an upgraded chicken sandwich What MLB should have learned from Americas botched pandemic response, but didnt © Yahoo News Frankly I am not sure what about the past five months in America would make you think that simply asking people to stay safe is a sufficient pandemic management strategy. Especially if you’re also mandating that they go to work and travel around the country.  After outbreaks on two Major League Baseball teams, the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals, disrupted 20 percent of the league’s teams in the first week and a half of the 2020 season, commissioner Rob...
    Where is Elton John when she needs him? Or Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and the Kardashians? Embattled Ellen DeGeneres is “devastated” that Hollywood has turned on her so quickly as she faces a growing chorus of accusations that she actually is mean, imperious and “power hungry” behind her “be kind” talk show persona, and that she didn’t stop her show’s producers from overseeing a “toxic,” “sexist” and “racist” workplace, the New York Post reported and The Sun reported. Her A-list friends, who also include Brad Pitt and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, may be too wary about speaking out on her behalf, according to the Post. In the wake of #MeToo and the recent rise of Black Lives...
    People who care about their credit scores tend to obsess about some things they probably shouldn’t, such as the possibility they might have too much credit. Let’s bust that myth right upfront: The leading credit scoring formulas, FICO and VantageScore, don’t punish people for having too many accounts. And right now, having access to credit could be a lifeline. In June, the median duration of unemployment was nearly 14 weeks, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Median” is the halfway point, which means half of the unemployed had been out of work longer. After the Great Recession, the median length of unemployment peaked at 25 weeks. Most households don’t have enough emergency savings to get through extended unemployment....
    TikTok : They become famous for tips on the covid-19 on TikTok 1:28 (.) – Families around the world have been locked up for entire weeks … and have been together this time. Did they already tear each other apart? Are family ties of love breaking and giving way to domestic lawlessness? On TikTok, the global platform for video sharing, the answer is (thankfully) negative. In fact, the app’s content is full of moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts and cousins ​​and even family dogs – all united to create fun, creative and often really healthy quarantine content. The result is proof that families staying together can… create content together, even when it seems like the rest...
    Protesters in Gotham and other cities around the ­nation are so used to getting their way, they’ve been spoiled. Their illegal occupation of our streets and parks has ­become so routine that the protesting class throws tantrums when it faces consequences, however rarely that happens. Last week’s arrest of Nikki Stone, wanted for alleged serial vandalism of police cameras, was a case in point. The 18-year-old homeless woman was marching in a “peaceful,” though non-permitted, march down Second Avenue when plainclothes NYPD ­officers arrested her and put her in an unmarked van. Stone had been filmed on multiple occasions painting over NYPD security cameras around City Hall Park during the last month’s occupation. Her alleged actions suggest a flagrant lawlessness and...
    Alana Goodman, coauthor of “Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein,” joined the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill to discuss the latest with Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell and to share her discoveries about convicted sex offender while writing the book. During the interview, Goodman revisits the death of Epstein and shared what she learned after interviewing prison guards who worked at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, the jail where Epstein was found dead. (RELATED:Epstein Accuser Says She Gave FBI The Infamous Prince Andrew Photo In 2011.)  She also went on to detail Bill Clinton’s alleged ties to Maxwell. WATCH: The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position...
    (CNN)Cigarette smoking has been banned in various states and countless municipalities across the nation for the simple reason that smokers have no right to kill me or my family with their second-hand smoke. The same philosophy must also apply to wearing a mask to protect others from Covid-19: No one has the right to kill anyone else with their "second hand" germs. Dean ObeidallahMask wearing, as Trump administration's infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has repeated numerous times, is to "protect others." This has been echoed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has dubbed wearing a face covering an urgent priority since asymptomatic people can transmit Covid-19.This is pretty simple stuff: By wearing a mask...
    Senior House Democrat James Clyburn on Sunday doubled down on his comments comparing Donald Trump to a dictator.   The House Majority Whip  told CNN: 'I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold onto office.  'And that is why the American people had better wake up. I know a little bit about history, and I know how countries find their demise. It is when we fail to let democracy, and the fundamentals of which is a fair, unfettered election.' Trump had on Thursday suggested delaying the November election until 'people can properly, securely and safely vote'. In March last year South Carolina Democrat Clyburn said the Trump family are among the 'greatest threats...
    Fox News anchor Chris Wallace pressed Democratic California Rep. Karen Bass about her 2016 statement praising former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. “The passing of the Comandante En Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba,” Bass wrote in November 2016 after Castro’s death. During Bass’ Sunday morning appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Wallace noted that the California congresswoman has “taken heat” for the statement and likely should “have known” that Castro was unworthy of praise. “What many people may not know is that in fact, you visited Cuba eight times during the 1970s,” he said. “What was it about Castro and Cuba that you found so appealing at that time and do you now regret your involvement and...
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called mail-in voting “essential” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Guest host Martha Raddatz said, “President Trump suggested that November’s election could be delayed over concerns over mail-in voting, that drew widespread criticism, what are your concerns come November?” Pelosi said, “Well, I’m a former chair of the California Democratic Party, and I know the Republicans know how to do mail-in voting they would always prevail.” She continued, “In the most recent election we had in California, spring special election, that the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and his daughter in law both did robos and ads saying mail in your ballots, It’s important for you to mail in your ballot. So...
    (CNN)We're now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth's inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding. One big mystery: Why do some people get very sick and even die from their illness, while other similar people show no symptoms and may not realize they've been infected at all?We know some of the big factors that put people at higher risk of having a severe, even fatal, course of disease: being over 60; being overweight or obese; having one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes,...
    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hallie Eisenberg, 28; Kevin Smith, 50; Bridgid Coulter, 52; Mary-Louise Parker, 56 Happy Birthday: Look at what you have, not at what you lack. Focus on moderation and what’s important to you. Spending more time enjoying life with the people you love will lead to happiness and contentment. Recognize what you need instead of what you desire, and you’ll have a change of heart that will lead to a positive attitude. Your numbers are 7, 18, 24, 28, 33, 37, 44.  ARIES (March 21-April 19): Personal improvement will alleviate stress. Don’t let your emotions take over when dealing with matters that can affect how you earn your living, how much debt you are willing to...
              KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Sen. Rand Paul, who was in Knoxville Saturday for a town hall event in support of Dr. Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate, said he has never seen a more sincere opponent of Obamacare. “I guess that’s what sort of bothers me is that people would lie about that,” said Paul. “Obamacare has really messed up healthcare. I think it’s been a disaster for the country.” Paul’s comments were in response to The Tennessee Star’s question about when he decided to support Sethi when the pair met with the press after the more formal event.  Paul’s response was presumably related to the television ads by Sethi’s chief Republican primary opponent Bill...
    Restored Gullah house in South Carolina Several decades ago, my parents took a timeshare tour on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. The island was in the early stages of being transformed into a resort destination. This metamorphosis was the brainchild of real estate developer Charles Fraser, who, in the 1950s, envisioned turning the sparsely populated, rural island into an ultra-extravagant paradise. Luxury resorts and modern retirement communities—almost all with “plantation” in their names—soon overtook the island. Trendy restaurants and upscale boutiques suddenly dotted the landscape, while private yachts constantly cruised the waterways. Although the barrier island is very small—you could run around the whole thing in a 12-mile loop—developers somehow managed to squeeze 26 18-hole golf courses onto it....
    Britney Spears's father has spoken out against the #FreeBritney campaign, describing the anger directed at him as 'a joke' and insisting that the outside world does not understand his daughter's fragile mental state. Jamie Spears, 68, has been his 38-year-old daughter's legal guardian since her breakdown 12 years ago, which caused headlines around the world. The arrangement has always been controversial among some fans, who believe it is being used to manipulate and control the pop icon.  The singer is worth at least $59 million, according to court documents filed in 2018.   Britney Spears, 38, has had her $59 million fortune controlled by her father since 2008 Spears was removed as guardian in September, after asking the court to...
    By now, you’ve probably already seen a good chunk of the series available on Netflix, and maybe you’ve even seen a ton of movies. The days of social distancing caused by the health crisis still mark much of our routine, leaving us long dead at home. What to fill it with? If it is about finding lost gems, the world king of streaming … well, it also rules here. Perhaps they are titles that are not fashionable, or at first they did not attract your attention. But believe us, each one is interesting in their own way, and if you give them a second chance … who knows? Some of them could become your next marathon. The hidden gems on...
    By Stacy Fernández Hide It seems TikTok may meet the same fate as its predecessor Vine this weekend. Hide While aboard Air Force One, President Donald Trump told reporters that he’d use emergency economic powers, or issue an executive order, Saturday to ban the popular video-based app, according to a press pool report from Los Angeles Times reporter David Cloud. “As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump said. People online immediately pointed to the two reasons they think are behind Trump’s decision: TikTok star Sarah Cooper, a comedian who has gained traction on the app for her impersonations of the president, and the TikTok-led sabotage of his Tulsa rally. “It is not...
    Ice Cube called the Declaration of Independence “The Thing,” said “Only when America admits the Founders’ lies can we begin to heal,” called for a “system of reparations,” but failed to note that the oppression of black people he detailed in his opinion piece published in The Hill came at the hands of Democratic Party members. “Thomas Jefferson declared that ‘all men are created equal.’ You know the Thing.’ But Black Americans know the great lie that accompanied those words.”Ice Cube wrote. “After slavery was abolished, Black Americans were subjected to segregation, Jim Crow, lynching and mass incarceration,” wrote Ice Cube, failing to mention that Jim Crow Laws, lynching, and mass incarceration were products of the Democrats and anti-black leftists, as Breitbart News’...
    Rapper Post Malone said he opposes strict lockdown measures and he doesn’t think the government should be forcing people to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19, though he urges the public to cover their face anyway. ‘It’s weird to me that there is, it’s like me in school, having to f*****g tuck in your shirt, or else you get detention or whatever,’ the six-time Grammy nominee told Joe Rogan on his popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience on Wednesday. ‘It’s weird to be forced to wear something.’ The artist whose legal name is Austin Richard Post added: ‘At the end of the day, it all comes down to respect for other people. WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE  Post...
    The Department of Justice announced Friday that three individuals have been charged with the massive Twitter hack on July 15 — and the alleged mastermind of the scheme is only 17 years old. Twitter was forced to temporarily suspend the accounts of all verified users during the course of the hack after the hackers took control of the Twitter accounts belonging to numerous famous people and companies and caused those accounts to tweet messages encouraging people to donate Bitcoin to an ostensible charity, but instead funneled the donated Bitcoin to the hackers. The hackers managed to scam people out of well over $100,000 worth of Bitcoin during the brief time before Twitter locked out all verified users....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is on track to have its highest homicide rate in more than a decade. City leaders are now rolling out a new plan to curb the violence. The new plan is called Group Violence Intervention. It aims to tackle gun violence by, in part, trying to tackle poverty. It comes as new security video shows another teenager’s last moments as gunfire erupts. Security video released by Philadelphia police shows a gunman firing multiple shots at a 19-year-old victim during an alleged robbery that turned fatal. It happened July 1 at Front and Indiana Streets in Kensington. Now officers need help identifying the two suspects. “The shootings must stop,” said Vanessa Garrett Harley, Philadelphia’s deputy managing...
    There have been a lot of changes in Donald Trump’s campaign in the last couple of weeks, but they haven’t been able to change the candidate. He’s more Trumpy than ever. When the last round of terrible polls were released, showing Trump badly trailing Joe Biden both nationwide and in the key battleground states, Kellyanne Conway and others inexplicably suggested that the president should reignite the dumpster fire formerly known as the coronavirus briefings. That’s not going well. Have they been as bad as the White House coronavirus rallies in the spring, where Trump spent what seemed like hours every day insulting the press corps and generally making a fool of himself? Not yet. But that’s only because he has managed to stick to answering...
    (CNN)Ruth Webb used to supplement her grocery shopping with a monthly trip to a local food pantry, where she would get fresh produce like potatoes, onions and carrots. "It would help out on the groceries," said Webb, who lives in Benson, North Carolina. "Every once in a while there would be some instant mashed potatoes." Then the coroanvirus hit, and safety precautions forced the food pantry to shutter its doors. How to feed the hungry, protect health professionals, aid refugees and support service workers during the pandemic Webb, 71, and her husband are still eating, though "it might not be fancy meals like people would want," she said. "But we're not going to go hungry." But she's still stretching meals...
    Rangers aim to fluster Hurricanes in series opener These 13 States Need to Lock Down Immediately, Harvard Researchers Say While Congress haggles over the next round of coronavirus aid, Americans who have buried loved ones and lost their jobs face a future shrouded in fear and uncertainty © Scott Heins/Getty Images New Yorkers in need wait in a long line to receive free produce, dry goods, and meat at Lincoln Center on July 29, 2020. Scott Heins/Getty Images The coronavirus has not only infected almost 4.5 million Americans, but also triggered a historic economic recession and unprecedented job losses. Congress signed the $2 trillion CARES Act in March to soften the blow for businesses and individuals and is...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker said some cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts have been traced back to large gatherings. At a press conference Friday, the governor said if this continued, it may impact the state’s ability to reopen businesses and force stronger limits on private groups. “We’ve seen troubling clusters developed, primarily as a result of – not so much the reopening of the Commonwealth’s economy – but related to issues associated with private recreational behavior,” said Baker. “These gatherings were planned by both adults and young people and demonstrate an, at times, unwillingness to accept the fact that this virus is extremely contagious and in many cases invisible.” The governor referenced specific occasions including a large lifeguard party...
    ENGLAND'S chief medical officer says ministers have pushed the easing of lockdown "to the limit" - just a fortnight after Boris Johnson said he hoped we could be back to normal by Christmas. Less than two weeks after the Prime Minister said we could be gathering around the Christmas table with family and friends, cases have soared. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8Professor Chris Whitty appeared alongside Boris Johnson today as lockdown easing was tightened Credit: Crown Copyright 8And 4.5million people awoke to new lockdown measures in the north todayCredit: Reuters It comes amid a rise in new positive test in the UK, with cases doubling in just a fortnight Mr Johnson has...
    During a four-hour podcast episode with host Joe Rogan on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” singer-songwriter and rapper Post Malone said earlier this week that he is not in favor of government-mandated mask wearing, adding that people need to “live their life” and be able to pay their bills, pushing back against strict lockdown measures. “It’s scary what it’s done to the economy; it’s scary what it’s done to civilization,” Rogan said of the China-originated novel coronavirus and the global response to it. “Honestly it’s terrifying,” said Malone, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, “And I saw, uh, you can get a fine for not wearing a mask, and sometimes it’s up to six hundred f***ing bucks.” Questioning when strict...
    By Jacqueline Howard | CNN The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen — possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get Covid-19, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who had not been exposed to the coronavirus, 35% had T cells in their blood that were reactive to the virus. T cells are part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection. T cell reactivity suggests that the immune system might have had some previous experience fighting a similar infection...
    Heather Digby Parton July 31, 2020 1:41PM (UTC) There have been a lot of changes in Donald Trump's campaign in the last couple of weeks, but they haven't been able to change the candidate. He's more Trumpy than ever. When the last round of terrible polls were released, showing Trump badly trailing Joe Biden both nationwide and in the key battleground states, Kellyanne Conway and others inexplicably suggested that the president should reignite the dumpster fire formerly known as the coronavirus briefings. That's not going well. Have they been as bad as the White House coronavirus rallies in the spring, where Trump spent what seemed like hours every day insulting the press corps and generally making a fool of himself? Not yet. But that's...
    Chauncey DeVega July 31, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) Donald Trump is a very obvious person. He is the equivalent of a character in a comic book with a huge thought bubble over his head that everyone can read. But Trump goes even further than that. Because he has no internal censor, Trump shares his private thoughts and impulses with the world without shame or fear of consequences. Through his public behavior Trump has repeatedly shown that he is mentally unwell. His apparent pathologies include malignant narcissism, delusions of grandeur, an attraction to violence, sadism, a lack of impulse control, utter disregard for rules and norms, and a pathological tendency to lie. In sum, our president can be reasonably described as a psychopath...
    HOT or cold weather, there's nothing better than soaking in a bath. Fill it with cool water in the summer and indulge in a hot tub in winter. And it seems we aren't alone in enjoying the feeling as those without one in their bathroom are splashing cash on an inflatable bath so they have something to relax in. 5People without baths are raving about these inflatable onesCredit: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK CO-Z Blue Inflatable Bathtub, from Amazon - buy here If you didn't know they existed, now you know, and some people reckon it's the best money they've ever spent. Taking to Facebook, one woman shared her delight after ordering one online saying...
    UP to 150,000 “healthy” Brits a day will be screened for Covid to help spot silent spreaders and ease quarantine for returning holidaymakers. Testing capacity is set to be doubled to 500,000 daily by autumn – with a third reserved for asymptomatic people. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4More Brits are to be screened for Covid-19 in a bid to stop a second waveCredit: Reuters Ministers are ramping up checks as they aim to prevent a second wave of infections shutting down the country. And they hope to finally launch the long-delayed NHS contact tracing app by the end of summer. Officials are considering using the extra swabbing capacity to check travellers returning...
    The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen -- possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get COVID-19, a new study suggests.The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who had not been exposed to the coronavirus, 35% had T cells in their blood that were reactive to the virus.T cells are part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection. T cell reactivity suggests that the immune system might have had some previous experience fighting a similar infection and may use that memory to help...
    (CNN) — The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen – possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get COVID-19, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who had not been exposed to the coronavirus, 35% had T cells in their blood that were reactive to the virus. T cells are part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection. T cell reactivity suggests that the immune system might have had some previous experience fighting a similar infection and may use that memory to...
    “Several dozen hectares have burned” in the Pignada sector of the Chiberta forest, the mayor of Anglet, Claude Olive, told .. “We evacuated all the residences on either side of the fire,” he added, signaling that the firefighters would intervene on foot at nightfall. Dozens of people have been forced to evacuate their homes, . said, saying they saw people driving away with suitcases hurriedly thrown in their vehicles. The forest of Chiberta, made up of pines, is an island of densely populated greenery within the Bayonne-Biarritz-Anglet agglomeration. Between the Adour River and the Atlantic, this forest is bordered to the west by a golf course and luxurious villas
    Getty Gov. Evers. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has used his executive order powers to mandate masks or other face coverings statewide in indoor spaces through September 28, 2020. This has created a lot of questions from Wisconsinites who are wondering when you have to wear a mask and when you don’t. According to the Evers’ fact sheet, you need to wear a face covering “whenever you are indoors or in an enclosed space, other than a private residence, and other people are present in the same room or space. For example, you must wear a mask while you are shopping in a store or using a taxi.” You don’t need to wear a mask if you’re at a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – President Donald Trump is once again alleging in a tweet that universal vote-by-mail will lead the most “inaccurate and fraudulent election in history.” He went on to pose the question about whether to “Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” “It’s not possible without an act of Congress,” explained Eduardo Gamarra, a professor of politics at FIU. Gamarra said President Trump does not have the power to do that. “An act of Congress along those lines is very improbable given the structure of the Senate dominated by Republicans and the structure of the House dominated by Democrats,” he said. Many voters believe elections should be held as scheduled. “It doesn’t look well for...
    During two months of protests and rioting over the death of George Floyd, 24 people have been killed. Most recently, protests and riots in Portland have escalated in violence, with attacks directed at the courthouse and fires being lit, with officers responding by using tear gas and pepper bullets along with other crown control munitions. (RELATED: Media Downplays Ongoing Violence In Portland, Claims ‘Right-Wing’ Outlets Are Playing Up The Unrest) TOPSHOT – People gather at the unveiling of artist Kenny Altidor’s memorial portrait of George Floyd – who died 25 May in Minneapolis with police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes – painted on a storefront sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in...
    THE three Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor have not been arrested. Months on from her death, the police officers involved in the incident have not been formally charged. 9Breonna Taylor was killed by police earlier this yearCredit: AFP or licensors In light of the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been a surge of public outcry demanding justice for her wrongful death. What happened to Breonna Taylor and how did she die? Breonna was shot dead in her home by police on March 13. Her killing was the result of a botched drug-warrant execution, according to a lawsuit filed by her family. Cops were looking for suspect Jamarcus Glover, who allegedly dated Breonna two...
    (CNN)The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen -- possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get Covid-19, a new study suggests.The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who had not been exposed to the coronavirus, 35% had T cells in their blood that were reactive to the virus. Covid-19: What we now know about the disease caused by the novel coronavirusT cells are part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection. T cell reactivity suggests that the immune system might have had some...
    Tens of thousands of Americans who swabbed themselves for coronavirus testing may have falsely been told they were free of infection, a new study suggests In an effort to expand stunted, lagging testing in the US, the Food and Drug Administration gave the green light for coronavirus testing using samples collected from low down in the nostrils, rather than from uncomfortable deep nasal swabs.  It later determined that people could even collect the samples themselves, at home - so long as they are supervised by medical professionals via telemedicine - without sacrificing test accuracy.  But scientists at the University of Utah analysed the accuracy of self-collected nasal swabs, like the ones used at drive-through testing sites and mailed to Americans...
    Meaghan Ellis July 30, 2020 0 Comments House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is criticizing Republican lawmakers’ presumed opposition toward the $600 federally enhanced unemployment payments, saying they have a lack of regard for American workers. During an appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” Wednesday evening, Pelosi was asked about the federally enhanced unemployment benefits set to officially expire on Friday. The top-ranking Democrat verbalized her frustration over the ongoing clash with her Republican colleagues. “While they have a disdain or sort of a condescension toward working people it seems because they don’t trust how they might use the $600,” Pelosi said. “That kind of thing. ‘Oh, they have money to pay the rent. They are just not paying the rent.’” Pelosi noted...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Americans "should use" eye protection to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. During an interview with ABC News, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases addressed whether people should cover their eyes in addition to their mouth and nose. "You have mucosa in the nose, mucosa in the mouth, but you also have mucosa in the eye," Fauci said. "Theoretically, you should protect all the mucosal surfaces. So if you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it." He added that eye protection for the general public is "not universally recommended … but if you really want to be complete, you should probably use it if you can."...
    By Harmeet Kaur | CNN All 50 states have now issued warnings about mysterious, unsolicited packages of seeds that people across the nation have received in the mail in recent weeks. The packages appear to be coming from China, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Photos shared by state agriculture departments show packages marked with labeling from China Post, which operates the official postal service of China. Some of the labels also indicate that the packages contain jewelry, although inside is typically a packet of seeds in clear, plastic packaging. Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, said at a briefing on Tuesday that the address labels were forged and that China Post has asked USPS to...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse GOP Steering Committee selects four members for new committee positions Pelosi huddles with chairmen on surprise billing but deal elusive Hillicon Valley: House panel grills tech CEOs during much anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok to make code public as it pushes back against 'misinformation' | House Intel panel expands access to foreign disinformation evidence MORE (D-Calif.) said late Wednesday that the Republican Party has a “disdain” toward working people as the lawmakers continue to clash during stalled negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus package. CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Pelosi if there was any progress made toward helping working-class people, with the added unemployment benefits included in the March coronavirus relief package set to formally expire on...
    Tana's manager Jordan walked her down the aisle at her "wedding" to Jake Paul. Denise Truscello / Getty Images Tana Mongeau is being pressured by fellow influencers to speak up about her past behaviour. Influencers Kahlen Barry and Nessa Briella both recently put out videos alleging Mongeau and her manager Jordan Worona were involved in racial insensitivities, microaggressions, and mistreatment towards them. Mongeau said on social media that she would be putting out videos addressing the criticism, but this is not what the community wants, Barry said. Rather, they want her to listen and make meaningful changes. Commentary channels and influencers have accused Mongeau of performative activism in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, and are...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Taft High School teacher and several other Chicago Public Schools community members were denied access to public meetings this month because of Zoom limitations. But Illinois state law says an interested member of the public should be allowed in. CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas pressed CPS on why that is not happening. “I was put in the waiting room for a while,” said English teacher Allison Taylor. Taylor planned on watching Taft’s Local School Council vote on whether to keep school resource officers this year. But instead of a public vote, she saw a message. It read, “You are unable to rejoin this meeting because you were previously removed by the host.” “So I tried several more...
    A section of New York City's once-bustling Midtown neighborhood appears to have been taken over by junkies brazenly shooting up in broad daylight.   The pedestrian plaza at Broadway and West 40th Street used to see a constant stream of suit-clad professionals rushing in and out of their sparkling skyscrapers.  But when the coronavirus pandemic struck in March, those buildings emptied out and an eerie quiet set in, inviting an influx of addicts that have turned the plaza into a shooting gallery littered with used needles, according to area workers and business owners.  Officials at City Hall have acknowledged the unsettling situation and branded it 'entirely unacceptable', but locals say it's only getting worse as nothing is being done to address...
    Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish said that she has avoided having children because she's afraid the police will hunt them down and kill them. Haddish became emotional when discussing her reasoning in an interview with Carmelo Anthony on his YouTube show, "What's In Your Glass?" Haddish was explaining why she joined a Black Lives Matter protest when she made the comments about avoiding children. "I'm a little older now and people are always like, "You gonna have some babies? When are you gonna have some babies? You gonna drop some babies?'" she said. "There's a part of me that would like to do that, and I always make up these excuses like,...
    During the global anti-racism protests in the wake of George Floyd's death, corporations, celebrities and regular people chose to show support for the cause with donations eventually totalling billions of dollars. What comes next? There was a lot going on when Imam Makram El-Amin received a message from some out-of-town friends. His North Minneapolis mosque is home to Al-Maa'uun, a charity that runs food, work and housing programmes in a part of the city with some of the highest rates of disparity in the state. "Healthcare, wealth gap, education, home ownership. Whatever. You pick it, we got it here. So there's no shortage of need," he says. Al-Maa'uun's resources were being stretched by economic shocks caused by...
    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said the Republican Party seems to have "a disdain" for working people in a searing assessment of the stalled negotiations for a sweeping stimulus deal. Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360," Pelosi asserted that the GOP holds "a disdain, or sort of a condescension, toward working people, it seems, because they don't trust how they might use the $600 -- that kind of thing. 'Oh, they have money to pay the rent, they're just not paying the rent.' Well, we cannot operate if we're not even stipulating to a basic set of facts.""The people are hurting," she continued. "The unemployment (rate) is high, and that we have a way to address this in...
    These attacks on medication abortion — an incredibly safe procedure — are just one of the types of attacks and restrictions that force delays, inevitably forcing people to obtain abortions later in pregnancy.   Another is the Hyde Amendment. First passed by Congress in 1977 as a response to Roe v. Wade, it prohibits government insurance programs, including Medicaid, from covering abortions. People with lower incomes who rely on Medicaid for their medical care — a group that consists disproportionately of women of color —  must find other sources of money for an abortion. Finding money takes time, and as the Later Abortion Initiative notes, "the cost of an abortion increases with gestational age and is an important factor in abortion...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan said during a press conference Wednesday most people in Maryland who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 went to family gatherings, house parties and outdoor events. Nearly half of those who were interviewed by contact tracers tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a family gathering, according to Gov. Hogan. “The number one activity of those who have tested positive recently, reported by a staggering 44 percent, nearly half of all those who were interviewed by contact tracers, or just tested positive, was attending family gatherings,” the governor said. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Gov. Hogan said Marylanders must still remain...
    (CNN)If two large planes crashed every day in the US, killing everyone on board, the nation would be despondent. If the US suffered a loss of life on the scale of the 9/11 attacks -- 50 times over -- the tragedy would be incomprehensible. But that's how many lives coronavirus has claimed in the US since this pandemic started just six months ago. More than 150,000 people have died since the first known US death in February. That means every day, an average of more than 850 Americans have died from Covid-19.It's easy to grow numb or turn a blind eye to the losses. But there are several reasons why these numbers shouldn't be ignored -- and several ways to...
    An LA comedian is claiming that 'a lot' of local influencers have come down with coronavirus after attending large parties in the area — but they're keeping their illnesses a secret and potentially contributing to the further spread of the pandemic. On several occasions over the course of the pandemic, social media posts from popular influencers have shown large groups gathering at house parties without masks or other precautions taken — and according to Elijah Daniel, 26, that careless behavior has led exactly where one might expect. 'Warning: a lot of influencers have been confirmed to me testing positive for COVID-19 after the influencer parties, like a LOT,' he tweeted on July 28. 'And they aren’t saying anything & aren’t...