2020-08-11@07:27:40 GMT
1000 results - (0.002 seconds)

the country:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned Americans that a 'difficult time' could overtake the U.S. come fall if the COVID-19 outbreak and flu season strike the country in tandem.  He also called for a 'universal wearing of masks' at schools because it could slow the virus' spread and mitigate infections. Fauci, a White House coronavirus  task force member, made the concerning revelation during ABC News' World News Tonight with anchor David Muir on Monday. According to him, if Americans don't fully embrace donning masks and social distancing, they could be faced with dual outbreaks that could inundate the country. In July, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield admitted that the convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the annual influenza season could become 'one...
    Internet connectivity and cellular service in Belarus have been down since Sunday evening, after sporadic outages early that morning and throughout the day. The connectivity blackout, which also includes landline phones, appears to be a government-imposed outage that comes amid widespread protests and increasing social unrest over Belarus' presidential election Sunday. The ongoing shutdown has further roiled the country of about 9.5 million people, where official election results this morning indicated that five-term president Aleksandr Lukashenko had won a sixth term with about 80 percent of the vote. Around the country, protests against Lukashenko's administration, including criticisms of his foreign policy and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, grew in the days leading up to the election and exploded on...
    As we went into the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had washed his hands of the negotiations over the vitally necessary COVID-19 relief package, leaving Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former Tea Party zealot turned White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to try to hash out a deal. Word was that the Democrats had come down from their demand for $3 trillion in various relief programs to $2 trillion, while the White House stuck to its offer of $1 trillion and not a penny more. By Friday, the Senate was going home and the talks had irretrievably stalled. Then along came an unmasked superhero to the rescue. President Trump announced he was personally taking charge and would sign several executive orders to...
    Teaser Art HBO's Lovecraft Country Season 1. Photo: HBO. We’re discussing everything about the Lovecraft Country novel and why horror fans will love it. One of the highest honors for any novel or series of books is for it to be adapted on screen. And these days, a small-screen adaptation is just as exciting as a big-screen one. That’s why on the Lovecraft Country Chronicles podcast this week, we absolutely had to dive into the novel and discuss it. Joining your hosts this week is FanSided’s Ian Levy, who read the book before we even thought of doing this podcast. And with his input, we discussed what the Lovecraft Country novel is all about. Is the novel scary? Which character is the MVP? And, of course, are...
    Photo for Lovecraft Country novel by Matt Ruff. Photo: HarperCollins. HBO’s new series, Lovecraft Country, is a based on a 2016 novel by Matthew Ruff. What happens in the book and what hints does it offer about the show? Lovecraft Country is the exciting new show from HBO and executive producer Jordan Peele. And luckily for those who can’t wait for the show or are looking for more once it starts, the source material is already available. Chapter 5: Jekyll in Hyde Park  Ruby is wooed by a stranger who turns out to be Caleb Braithwhite. He offers her a magic potion that transforms her into a white woman, a beautiful redhead. The potion’s effects don’t last long but Ruby is...
    Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (EFE) .- In Rio de Janeiro, the most emblematic city of Brazil, Cariocas and tourists who wish to sunbathe on the beaches will have to reserve their space through a mobile application, as announced on Monday on Monday. Mayor Marcelo Crivella. In the “Cidade Maravilhosa” sports activities were already allowed on the beaches for a couple of weeks -with masks- and for people to bathe in the sea, but without staying on the sand enjoying the landscape or the sun. However, the indiscipline of the Cariocas has been evident, whose presence is increasingly frequent on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema and also on those of Barra de Tijuca, in the west of the city....
    A protester is arrested by riot police on Sunday evening of the Belarusian presidential election. NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty Images The Belarusan president Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected for a sixth term – extending his 26 years in office – according to preliminary results issued Monday, The Washington Post reported.  On late Sunday, protesters expressing dissent against the official results broke out in the streets. Opposition have claimed that the election results – which say Lukashenko won just under 80 percent against four candidates – were rigged, The New York Times reported. Protesters were met by a strong police response. The Times reported that a police truck injured several people when it drove into a crowd of protesters...
    (CNN)Zimbabweans are staging solo protests on social media to challenge human rights abuse in the southern African country. Award-winning author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga posted an image on her Twitter page calling on protesters to make a placard with the viral #ZimbabweanLivesMatter hashtag on it.The image also added that solo protesters should take pictures with the Zimbabwe flag and placard to post online for awareness. Friends, if youre feeling brave, do a 1 person demo as outlined below. Thank you!If youre not feeling so brave, you can take a pic inside or in the yard. You can cover your face, too. Thank you!So lets do this for the next 4 days to show everyone ALL #ZimbabweanLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/LWvjMNAgJT— Tsitsi Dangarembga (@efie41209591)...
    By The Associated Press WATERLOO, Iowa — The family of a fourth worker who died from the coronavirus during an outbreak at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant is suing the company over his death. The lawsuit says that Isidro Fernandez, of Waterloo, Iowa, died April 26 from complications of COVID-19, leaving behind a wife and children. The lawsuit is similar to one filed in June by the same lawyers on behalf of the estates of three other deceased Waterloo employees. The lawsuits allege Tyson put employees at risk by downplaying concerns and covering up the outbreak to keep them on the job. They allege the company failed to implement safety measures, allowed some sick and exposed employees to keep...
    THE UK has a number of travel corridors with countries across the world, which allow travellers skip quarantine on arrival in Britain. But the countries on the safe list are under constant review - and ministers are not ruling out a number of popular holiday destinations being bumped from the list. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4The UK has a number of travel corridors with countries across the world, which allow travellers skip quarantine on return to BritainCredit: EPA Downing Street said today that it was keeping a watchful eye on case numbers, testing figures and infection rates in “a number of countries and territories.” When will the UK quarantine list be reviewed?...
    Lebanon's prime minister and his cabinet are set to resign in the wake of the devastating Beirut explosion, reports in the country claim.   Hezbollah-backed leader Hassan Diab will address the nation tonight and one of his own ministers told MTV News that Diab is expected to quit.   The government is under mounting pressure to step down amid public outrage over the blast, with the justice minister already out and the finance minister set to quit.   Last Tuesday's detonation of more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed at least 163 people, injured over 6,000 and destroyed swathes of the bustling Mediterranean capital, compounding months of political and economic meltdown. A man stands on rubble at the site of last Tuesday's...
    WATERLOO, Iowa — The family of a fourth worker who died from the coronavirus during an outbreak at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant is suing the company over his death. The lawsuit says that Isidro Fernandez, of Waterloo, Iowa, died April 26 from complications of COVID-19, leaving behind a wife and children. The lawsuit is similar to one filed in June by the same lawyers on behalf of the estates of three other deceased Waterloo employees. The lawsuits allege Tyson put employees at risk by downplaying concerns and covering up the outbreak to keep them on the job. They allege the company failed to implement safety measures, allowed some sick and exposed employees to keep working, and falsely assured...
    Fact check: U.S. GDP drop in 2020s second quarter is the worst in modern history Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life Dr. Fauci Says This Is How the U.S. Can Avoid a 'Catastrophe' This Fall While mask-wearing, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders have helped other countries stem their coronavirus epidemics, the U.S. has seen record-breaking numbers of new COVID cases since the pandemic began—and rising death tolls, as well. In...
    The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and its stretched Suburban sibling have arrived to take their rightful place as the brand’s flagship family vehicles. (Chevrolet) The models have been de facto at the top for a while, but now that the Chevrolet Impala is out of production, their position is undisputed. The all-new trucks come loaded for bear, with the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia full-size SUVs firmly in their sights. They’re both based on the same frame as the recently redesigned Chevrolet Silverado pickup, but with one major difference. (Chevrolet) For the first time ever, the body-on-frame Chevys feature an independent rear suspension to give them a more crossover-like ride. The Expedition has had one since 2003, but this...
    Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22 Aug. 16: Actor Gary Clarke (“Hondo,” ″The Virginian”) is 87. Actor Julie Newmar is 87. Actor-singer Ketty Lester (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 86. Actor Anita Gillette is 84. Country singer Billy Joe Shaver is 81. Actor Bob Balaban (“A Mighty Wind,” ″Best In Show”) is 75. Ballerina Suzanne Farrell is 75. Actor Lesley Ann Warren is 74. Bassist Joey Spampinato (NRBQ) is 72. Actor Marshall Manesh (“How I Met Your Mother,” ″Will and Grace”) is 70. Actor Reginald VelJohnson (“Family Matters”) is 68. TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford is 67. R-and-B singer J.T. Taylor is 67. Director James Cameron (“Titanic,” ″The Terminator”) is 66. Actor Jeff Perry (“Scandal,” ″Grey’s...
    There have been no new cases of the coronavirus due to community transmission in New Zealand in 100 days, the country's Ministry of Health reported on Sunday. The news came the same weekend the United States surpassed 5 million confirmed cases of the disease, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. New Zealand's director-general of Health, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, thanked those who have been tested and the people doing the testing for contributing to the success. However, Bloomfield said the country cannot become complacent amid the pandemic.  "Achieving 100 days without community transmission is a significant milestone, however, as we all know, we can't afford to be complacent," Bloomfield said, in a Ministry of Health news release. "We have seen overseas...
    (CNN)More than 97,000 children in the US tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, a new report says. The report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, said in those two weeks, there was a 40% increase in child cases across the states and cities that were studied. The age range for children differed by state, with some defining children as only those up to age 14 and one state -- Alabama -- pushing the limit to 24. As new academic year looms, public school nurses call for more funding to battle the coronavirusThe compiled data comes during back-to-school season as health officials are trying to understand the effects of the...
    SEOUL, Aug 10 (EFE) .- The unusually long summer rainy season in South Korea has already left 42 dead and missing and almost 7,000 displaced people in the country, which today also faces the arrival of Typhoon Jangmi. The last region to be hit hard by the monsoon has been the province of South Jeolla (southwest of the country), where the storms that have affected the area since Friday have so far left 13 dead and 2 missing. The waterspouts have breached levees around the Seomjin River, flooding more than 2,500 homes and cutting off roads and railways. Since the monsoon rainy season began at the end of June, more than 14,000 buildings across the country have suffered significant damage...
    Attorney General William Barr claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters have inundated US cities with a new form of 'urban guerilla warfare' because of a 'lust for power' and desire for a 'progressive utopia.'  Tensions between Republicans and Democrats ratcheted up significantly in recent months as the United States, still overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, was hit with a swath of protests ahead of the November presidential election. Politicians on both sides of the aisles have hurled blame on each other for the civil unrest from dissatisfied Americans disillusioned by law enforcement and the federal government.   But on Sunday AG Barr leveled fresh attacks at Black Lives Matter protests and Democrats in an interview on Fox News' Life, Liberty & Levin. ...
    Tucker Carlson speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) The coronavirus has now doubled the U.S. death toll from the Vietnam War. Within weeks, it will surpass the nuking of Hiroshima. The killing of George Floyd wrought riots in the streets, yet police shootings continue to mount. And for all their efforts, the Founding Fathers never stopped to pose an obvious question: How can we save the nation from someday being destroyed by a large orange raccoon? If it all feels rather apocalyptic, take solace, fellow citizens. All this...
    Concert goers outside Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on March 29, 2018.Jess Phillips In early May, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), a coalition of independent music venues and promoters from all around the country, formed. The purpose was twofold, both to raise public awareness of the importance of smaller, independent venues in the economic and creative ecosystem of a city, and to lobby Congress to pass the bipartisan RESTART Act. This bill would provide much-needed economic relief to venues that have been by and large closed for months of the coronavirus pandemic, and most likely will be among the last things to fully open. RESTART would provide funds to venues to finance six months’ worth of payroll, benefits and fixed operating costs; flexible use...
    LAST month Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his Eat Out to Help Out scheme. And last week I helped myself to it by getting dinner at my local Chinese restaurant. 5There's is no such thing as a free 50% off lunch - the Government's money will come from our taxes 5Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his Eat Out to Help Out scheme last monthCredit: Getty Images - Getty When the bill came, it was about half of what it would have been. Thanks to Mr Sunak, two of us had eaten out for not much more than £20. Cheers to him, I thought for a moment, as I raised a glass. And then the small thrill started to wear off. “When was...
    With the Covid pandemic shattering the parameters of working life, increasing numbers of city dwellers are dreaming of decamping to the countryside. Their desire for a fresh start, however, poses particular dilemmas. How easy will it be for those entrenched in office culture to earn a living out in the sticks? How much affordable housing is available in rural areas? And with so many seeking an escape to the country, how will society adapt? Topical questions, then — but by no means unique to 2020. Indeed, they were being asked long before coronavirus wreaked havoc on our world — by the Daily Mail, more than a century ago. Back in 1907, this newspaper launched a 'social experiment' to discover how...
    World leaders on Sunday pledged more than 250 million euros to rebuild Beirut after last week's horrific port blast in the Lebanese capital.  Fifteen government leaders, including Donald Trump took part in a conference call hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and the UN.  The donor nations also urged Lebanon to 'fully commit themselves to timely measures and reforms' in order to unlock longer-term support for the country's economic and financial recovery. And they said assistance for 'an impartial, credible and independent inquiry' into Tuesday's explosion 'is immediately needed and available, upon request of Lebanon.'  Macron was the first world leader to visit the former French colony after Tuesday's devastating explosion of a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate which killed...
    Bradley Cortright August 9, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s latest round of executive orders aimed at providing financial relief to Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a cold reception from Congressional Democrats. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the new orders could be described in one word: paltry. He added, “In three words, unworkable, weak, and far too narrow.” “The event at the country club is just what Trump does — a big show, but it doesn’t do anything. And as the American people look at these executive orders, they’ll see they don’t come close to doing the job,” Schumer said.Watch the video below: JUST IN: Sen. Chuck Schumer tells @GStephanopoulos...
    EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. The Cold War made for decades of tense Olympic battles between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1980 that rivalry split the Olympics altogether. U.S. President Jimmy Carter, facing re-election, pushed for the U.S. to boycott the first Olympics held in the Soviet Union after Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. As the Soviets won medal after medal in Moscow, U.S. athletes were given token medals at a White House reception. The boycott came just months after...
    ROME (AP) — The United States’ failure to contain the spread of the coronavirus has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe, as the world’s most powerful country edges closer to a global record of 5 million confirmed infections. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe’s epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February and the country still has one of the world’s highest official death tolls at 35,000. But after a strict nationwide 10-week lockdown, vigilant tracing of new clusters and general acceptance of mask mandates and social distancing, Italy has become a model of virus containment. “Don’t they...
    Time flies. Hard to believe that it was twelve years ago that healthcare reform activist Wendell Potter left his job as head of corporate communications at Cigna and shortly after, loudly blew the whistle on the gross malpractices of the health insurance industry that had employed him. Ever since, Potter has devoted virtually every minute to telling the story of his time as a top executive in a business dedicated to raking in massive profits at the expense of those suffering in medical need or just trying to stay healthy. He preaches the gospel of Medicare for All, single payer medical insurance for everyone at little or no cost. To that end, he has lectured around the country, written countless...
    Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron will bring together world leaders via video on Sunday to pledge aid to help Lebanon rebuild after the devastating explosion that ripped through its capital, Beirut, five days ago.US President Donald Trump is expected to join representatives from Germany, Italy, Spain, China, Saudi Arabia, the United Nations, the European Council and others for the donors' conference, according to the Elysee Palace.Lebanon has always deserved better from its leaders. The port blast lays that bareLebanon was already in dire economic straits before Tuesday's blast wiped out Beirut's port area and damaged buildings across the city. At least 158 people were killed and dozens more remain missing. More than 6,000 people were injured. As the country's...
    Spain's former king Juan Carlos was banished from the country by his son - the reigning King Felipe VI - amid the latter's corruption scandal, sources claim. The 82-year-old revealed on Monday that he had decided to leave Spain to help his son, the current King Felipe VI, 'exercise his responsibilities'.  But sources claimed it was King Felipe who cast his father out to save his family from 'certain happenings' relating to Juan Carlos's relationship with his German mistress Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein - with some fearing he might not come back.  Sayn-Wittgenstein has been placed under investigation in relation to audio recordings of a meeting between herself and retired Spanish police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo at her London home in 2015. ...
    By NICOLE WINFIELD and LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press ROME (AP) — The United States’ failure to contain the spread of the coronavirus has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe, as the world’s most powerful country edges closer to a global record of 5 million confirmed infections. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe's epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February and the country still has one of the world’s highest official death tolls at 35,000. But after a strict nationwide 10-week lockdown, vigilant tracing of new clusters and general acceptance of mask mandates and social distancing, Italy has...
    (CNN)The US is nearing five million cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic -- and as experts have highlighted in the past, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The staggering number means the country holds about a fourth of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. More than,162,000 Americans have died. The pandemic shows no sign of slowing and health officials from coast to coast have urged the use of face masks in public places and pleaded with residents to avoid all kinds of social gatherings until the spread of the virus is under control. As of this week, five states together hold...
    (CNN)The monstrous explosion that tore into the early evening of a mid-summer's night this past Tuesday in Beirut is, whatever way you cut it, just the latest manifestation of the multitude of endless avenues of miserable corruption that have plagued the country for generations.Lebanon's political oligarchy engages in kleptocracy with a rampant intensity unlike almost anywhere in the region, seemingly unrestrained by any sense of public compassion or institutional necessity. There is an apparatus of corruption that has, for decades, hollowed the entire country from the inside out in an endless cycle of dysfunction and theft. Now, that bottomless dispassion has culminated in much of its capital being reduced to something akin to a post-apocalyptic cityscape. The blast radius stretched...
    In an interview with Fox News broadcast on Saturday, Erin Perrine, director of press communications for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, discussed the 2020 presidential election. Perrine signaled optimism and dismissed opinion polling, noting that the president’s team is reaching more voters than in 2016, when he competed against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “The campaign is doing exceptionally well across the country. We have made over 75 million voter contacts. And to compare that to 2016, we had made just over 30 million the entire cycle.” Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is ahead of Trump in most polls. However, in recent weeks, the polling gap between the two candidates appears to have shrunk. Per the...
    Professional athletes kneeling in protest during the national anthem continues to not sit well with former National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Jeremy Roenick, who appeared on "Watters' World" Saturday. "I wasn’t for it when [former NFL quarterback Colin] Kaepernick did it and I’m not for it now. I’m a huge lover of our country," Roenick told guest host Brian Kilmeade. "I’m a huge lover of our flag, our national anthem. I think there is a time and a place to make a message." BRONCOS' VON MILLER LAMENTS FAILING TO STAND TALLER WITH COLIN KAEPERNICK IN RACIAL INJUSTICE PROTESTS Roenick, who played 20 seasons in the NHL, was sympathetic to the Black Lives Matters cause, but expressed his discomfort with NHL...
    By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil has surpassed a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. And five months after the first reported case, the country is showing no signs of crushing the disease. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May, and 905 were recorded in the latest 24-hour period to put Brazil above 100,000. The Health Ministry also said there have been been a total of 3,012,412 confirmed infections. The totals are second only to the United States. And experts believe both numbers are severe undercounts due to insufficient testing. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS...
    As she sat dangling her legs over the water while waiting for the ferry back to Stockholm, Carolinne Liden looked a picture of contentment after a day out on a sunny Swedish island.  But the pandemic has been tough for this young mother. She works in film production, so all her contracts were cancelled and she had to take a job in an equine shop to make ends meet. Her partner Tobias Moe, a freelance photographer, also saw his income fall.  Yet when I asked this affable couple about Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist steering their country’s strategy for tackling this crisis, their reply was instant. ‘He’s a hero,’ said Carolinne, 35. Supportive views: Film production worker Carolinne Liden...
    By The Associated Press BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump has signed executive orders bypassing Congress to defer payroll taxes for some Americans and extend unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump accused Democrats of loading up their rescue bill with priorities unrelated to the coronavirus. “We’ve had it,” he said Saturday at a news conference at his country club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump said the payroll tax cut would apply to those earning less than $100,000 a year. He said that if he is reelected in November, he would look at the possibility of making the payroll tax permanent. Extra aid for the unemployed will total $400 a week, a cut from the...
    (CBS4) – If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend, there are plenty of events happening around the Denver metro area. Some are virtual, while others are in person. This weekend is the 19th annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival. The city has decided to continue the celebration, with safety protocols in place. There will be fewer artists due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and booths will be spaced out. This year, the show will only be in the Village at Breckenridge. Guests are asked to wear a mask while attending the event. The free festival starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday evening. You can get outside and explore Denver’s history, through a historic Denver...
    A screengrab of the VisitMexico.com website advertising the resort of Tulum, which was mistranslated to "Jumpsuit" on Friday. VisitMexico Mexico's official tourism website was ridiculed on Friday after it was revealed to be riddled with hilarious auto-translate errors. On VisitMexico.com, the resort of Tulum became "Jumpsuit," the town of Aculco became "I Blame," and the city of Ciudad Madero became "Log."  The Tourism Department apologized, but hinted that it may have been sabotage, saying "a criminal complaint has been filed and appropriate legal actions will be taken against those responsible." On Thursday, the resort of Acapulco removed a promotional video that showed people partying without masks on with the slogans "anything goes" and "there are no rules," The...
    French president Emmanuel Macron has been accused of trying to reconquer Lebanon rather than help it in the wake of the devastating explosion at its capital which killed 150 people.  It comes as the country is expected to refuse humanitarian aid from Israel because the two neighbours are technically still at war.  Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, France's leader comforted distraught crowds, promised to rebuild the city and claimed that the blast pierced France's own heart.  'France will never let Lebanon go,' Macron said. 'The heart of the French people still beats to the pulse of Beirut.' His critics have denounced his sentiments as a neocolonialist foray seeking to restore sway over a troubled Middle Eastern land.   And critics online have dubbed...
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer admitted Friday that regardless of any other COVID-19 relief efforts, the economy won't be able to recover unless the schools are opened, according to The Hill. Schumer, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have been locked in negotiations with the White House and Republican leadership, trying to agree on a COVID-19 economic relief package. Those talks have stalled, and Schumer criticized Republicans for not being willing to spend enough to help the country, which he said includes funding to help schools reopen safely. "If we don't open up the schools, you're going to hurt the economy significantly because lots of people can't go to work," Schumer said. "Executive orders leave out schools altogether."Sen....
    Speaking to MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Friday, two foreign policy experts explained the shocking ways in which President Donald Trump has ignored the continued attacks on the American election at the hands of Russia. Trump has spoken to Vladimir Putin five or six times since it was discovered that Moscow was paying bounties for the deaths of Americans. He didn’t address any of it; he confessed because he believes the report was a hoax. But when Wallace turned to the doctor on her panel to ask about the next steps of the coronavirus, things looked even worse. “President Trump is in a dilapidated political state because of his inactions and failures to lead the country through a global pandemic,” Wallace...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Syria’s state TV says 43 Syrian citizens were killed in this week’s blast in Beirut. The TV quotes the Syrian embassy in Lebanon as saying that the number is not final as search operations for dozens of missing are still ongoing. Lebanon is home to more than a million Syrians many of them refugees who fled civil war in their country. A Lebanese health ministry official said on Saturday that the blast killed 154 people, including 21 bodies who have not been identified. He added that 45 people are still missing. ___ 1:50 p.m. The president of a Christian party in Lebanon says the group’s...
    President Donald Trump is shown on a screen as he speaks during a Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, July 3, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times) Nearly every country has struggled to contain the coronavirus and made mistakes along the way. China committed the first major failure, silencing doctors who tried to raise alarms about the virus and allowing it to escape from Wuhan. Much of Europe went next, failing to avoid enormous outbreaks. Today, many countries — Japan, Canada, France, Australia and more — are coping with new increases in cases after reopening parts of society. Yet even with all of these problems, one country stands alone as the only affluent nation to...
    Trump personal attorney Jenna Ellis clashed with former Washington D.C. Democratic Party leader A. Scott Bolden on Fox News Thursday over Michelle Obama’s claims that she’s become depressed because of recent events. In response to Obama’s claims that she’s been “dealing with some form of low-grade depression” because of “the racial strife” in the United States and the Trump administration’s response, Bolden said, “I certainly agree with her.” “30 percent plus, according to the census bureau, all of us are feeling some form of anxiety or depression, low-level — she didn’t say clinical — because of this pandemic, the lack of leadership, and the numbers keep going up,” he continued. “Of the racial strife that this president will not...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. The erosion of voting rights across the country is a chilling fact of our moment, exacerbated by the pandemic and a president whose administration is doing all it can to weaken ballot access and throw fair elections into question. But there’s good news out of Iowa: The governor signed an executive order reinstating the voting rights of almost everyone who’d completed a felony sentence. Iowa, the last state with a lifetime voting ban of this kind, joins the rest of the country, an overdue moment but a cause for celebration. The executive order is “at best a temporary solution,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said, and “something that...
    PGA Tour confirms layoffs; says job cuts will most efficiently deal with the current climate Around the World in 20 Stunning Sunsets America, relative to the rest of the world, is more miserable than it was last year — a lot more miserable IN ONE CHART © iStockphoto It's miserable out there! A shocker, this is not. Considering the amount of sick and out-of-work citizens navigating the battered U.S. economy, the latest results from Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which “relies on the age-old concept that low inflation and unemployment show how good a country’s residents feel,” pretty much sums up 2020. The U.S. fell a whopping 25 spots — more than any other country — to No. 25 on...
    Families across the nation grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can breathe a little easier thanks to a mutual aid fund set up by one woman from Milwuakee.   Mother-of-three Chamieka House-Osuya, 30, has created a fund called The Snack Sack where she collects donations used to send snacks, hygiene products and other basic necessities to families struggling financially during the pandemic.   Chamieka, who said she's known as the 'resource lady' in her community, has sent Snack Sacks to 600 families across 30 states since launching in April after schools shut down and she realized how pricey feeding children full-time would get.   Speaking to DailyMail.com, Chamieka said: 'Children are feeling the effects and trauma of this just like anybody else....
    DR ANTHONY Fauci said that parts of the country are "on fire" with coronavirus and that the United States has the world's worst outbreak. The coronavirus expert's worrying comments came just days after President Donald Trump said that he felt the pandemic was "under control as much as you can control it." 2Fauci said parts of the US are 'on fire'Credit: Alamy Live News "We're a big country. You can pick out some parts of the country that are looking good and you could say is under control; you could pick some parts of the country that are on fire, in the sense, I mean you're having outbreaks that you know you don't get 70,000 cases a day when nothing's...
    Hollywood is censoring its films to placate China and ensure that its multi-billion dollar box office revenue keeps pouring in, a damning report has claimed. Filmmakers are increasingly pandering to the officialdom in Beijing by editing dialogue, plot and casting, the report concludes. Movies which it says have been artistically compromised by the Communist paymasters include Bohemian Rhapsody, Iron Man III, and the upcoming Top Gun remake. Not only is China changing versions of Hollywood films within its own borders, but it is claimed that Beijing's thought-policing pervades the final edits screened in cinemas across the world.   Movies which the report says have been artistically compromised by the Communist paymasters include Iron Man 3 and World War Z ...
    Dr Anthony Fauci says the 'numbers don't lie' when it comes to coronavirus in the United States as he acknowledged that the country has the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world and some states, in a sense, were 'on fire'. Fauci, who is a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, said that the US has 'quantitatively' suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic as the country averages nearly 60,000 new cases and 1,000 deaths per day.  His comments came during an interview on Wednesday with CNN's Dr Sanjay Gupta at a virtual Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health forum. When asked if the US had suffered the worst globally given the country represents a quarter of total COVID-19 infections but only holds...
    FRANCE may be the next country to be removed from the UK's safe list after coronavirus infections continue to rise. The country reported 1,695 new cases yesterday, the highest increase since May 30, and has the highest death toll in Europe being the UK and Italy. 4France may be put back onto the UK ban list as cases of Covid-19 continue to riseCredit: EPA Brits can currently travel to and from France without quarantining on arrival or return, and there are no bans in place. There are also no entry restrictions regarding coronavirus tests or entry forms needed to be filled out. However, the country's jump in new cases has prompted concern that France could follow in the footsteps of...
    MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday that a group of alleged Russian mercenaries detained by security forces last week had broken the law in Belarus, the Belta news agency reported. Belarus has accused the men of plotting to destabilise the country ahead of its Aug. 9 presidential elections. Russia has said the men were only passing through Belarus on their way to an unnamed Latin American country. (Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    San Salvador, Aug 5 (EFE) .- The authorities of the capital of El Salvador installed a drive-in cinema in a waste area as an entertainment alternative for Salvadorans in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which does not give truce in the Central American country. The activity is part of the few initiatives that the mayor’s office of the capital managed to promote within the framework of the patron saint festivities in honor of the Divine Savior of the World, whose main date is this August 5. Authorities, who will screen films for seven consecutive nights, have set a limit of 100 vehicles with a maximum of four occupants. “We are aware of the difficult moments in the country. It...
    A 'SAHARAN blowtorch' heatwave is due to hit the UK today as it hots up to a scorching 29C - even hotter than parts of the Caribbean. The mercury is set to climb even higher on Friday with temperatures hitting 37C and many areas seeing thermometers break the 30C mark. The capital tomorrow may even surpass the 37C recorded at Heathrow on July 31 — the hottest day of the year so far and the UK’s third warmest on record. 12The sun sets behind Tower Bridge and the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, as the warm weather continuesCredit: PA:Press Association 12 Members of the public enjoy the early morning sunshine on the Brighton And Hove promenadeCredit: London News Pictures 12People sit...
    José Pablo Jofre FOLLOW Berlin Updated: 08/04/2020 12:10 PM Save With data from this Tuesday from the Robert Koch Epidemiological Institute (RKI) – the entity in charge of managing the figures on coronavirus cases in Germany-, the German association of medical officials (Marburger Bund) has assured this Tuesday that the country is already in the middle of a second wave. According to the president of the medical association, Susanne Johna, it is about a ‘second flat wave of cases’, In other words, there have been no sudden increases, but yes sharps on the numbers contagion. German hospitals are already prepared to face this scenario, adds Johna and recalls that “we all long for normality, but we are currently...
    President Trump called Black Lives Matter a 'Marxist group', questioned its credibility and made fun of athletes for taking a knee in a rambling interview with Fox and Friends on Wednesday. The president phoned into his favorite morning show to discuss the anti-police brutality movement and how it had affected sport around the country.  He also said that no other president had done more for the black community than he had, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln.  'Black Lives Matter, when did it start? Marching down the street screaming "pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,"' Trump said in reference to a single 2015 protest in Minneapolis which sparked tensions in the town.  Scroll down for video  The...
    Nowhere is the circuitous insanity and national masochism of lockdown policies more evident than in the Philippines. This nation of over 100 million holds the distinction of having undergone the longest and most severe lockdown. They also have the highest rate of mask wearing in the world, according to a recent survey. In other words, they've done everything the propagators of corona panic porn every dreamt of. Yet… Cases are surging because you can't run or hide from a respiratory virus. Their answer? A new lockdown – all the while missing the irony that the first series of totalitarian mandates didn't work. Now they have a weakened and destitute population to face the virus, while countries like Sweden...
    CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta confronted Dr. Anthony Fauci over the nation’s “failed response” to the coronavirus pandemic — asking if he thinks they “let the American people down.” Gupta played a question from Dr. Arne Epstein during the interview, during which he asked how the U.S. could prepare for the next pandemic and questioned how “the most affluent and influential” country could fare so poorly amid the outbreak. “We put together a pandemic preparedness plan as we were trying to respond to the threat of the pre-pandemic bird flu back in 2005, and, again it was plan that was a reasonable plan,” Fauci responded. “But what happened when the rubber hit the road on this, and we did get hit,...
    Watch the latest video at foxnews.com "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade pressed President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE Wednesday on why the administration can't "flood the country" with the rapid 15-minute coronavirus test by Abbott Laboratories, with Kilmeade noting the country is still experiencing 60,000 new cases a day.   The questions for the president come as approval on his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic stands at 39 percent in the RealClearPolitics index of major polls while being a top issue for voters across the country with the U.S. presidential election less than 90 days...
    President Donald Trump made more optimistic predictions today about the coronavirus, which he insisted was 'going away' as he again called to reopen schools and added conditions would improve by November. 'This thing’s going away. It will go away like things go away and my view is that schools should reopen,' Trump said.  Trump made the upbeat statements in a call-in interview on Fox News, where he looked beyond mentions of the daily death count - information he also was presented with in an Axios interview Monday. 'This thing’s going away. It will go away like things go away and my view is that schools should reopen,' President Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday He forecast improvements by...
    Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is not a fan of the WNBA's decision to have players sport "Black Lives Matter" and "Say Her Name" on their jerseys, and she let the league commissioner know it. The fact that a U.S. senator is publicly calling out the WNBA is interesting enough. What makes Loeffler's complaint carry more weight is she's a co-owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. The senator's statements set off WNBA players, including members of her own team, who have now taken to wearing T-shirts supporting Loeffler's Democratic challenger to their games and demanding that the league strip her of her ownership. And now Loeffler is blasting her players for their...
    Kerry Washington covers the September issue of Town & Country, posing in a slinky lilac Cushnie dress with gold jewelry, natural makeup, and natural hair. But while the images are the standard glamorous shots one would expect in a glossy monthly magazine, Kerry, 43, isn't talking movies or fashion in the accompanying interview. Rather, the actress discusses social justice and her new documentary, The Fight, which spotlights ACLU lawyers. Gorgeous: Kerry Washington covers the September issue of Town & Country , posing in a slinky lilac Cushnie dress Important: Kerry, 43, discusses social justice and her new documentary, The Fight, which spotlights ACLU lawyers Q&A: Kerry was interviewed by Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, an Associate Professor at Harvard University, and was...
    Millions of people around the world reacted with horror to footage of a massive explosion that killed dozens of people and injured thousands more in Beirut on Tuesday. It is still too early to say what caused the blast, which Lebanese authorities attributed to a fire igniting explosive materials stored in a “dangerous warehouse.” It has been reported that nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate had been impounded in 2014 and left in storage there. An early statement sourced to an unnamed official denied Israeli involvement; Gabi Ashkenazi, Israel’s foreign minister, later claimed that the explosion was most likely an accident. What we do know is that the blast will only exacerbate one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Never...
    Residents of Beirut -stunned, sleepless and stoic - emerged Wednesday from the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion searching for missing relatives, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what's left of their homes. The sound of ambulance sirens and the shoveling of glass and rubble could be heard across the Lebanese capital. Almost nothing was left untouched by the blast, which obliterated the port and sent a tide of destruction through the city center. Elegant stone buildings, fashionable shopping districts and long stretches of the famed seaside promenade were reduced to rubble within seconds of Tuesday's blast. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "Houses, buildings, dead bodies in the streets, injuries," reported CBS News producer Sami Aouad. "Hospitals couldn't accept...
    It was one of the proud moments for all Indians on August 5, 2020, when PM Narendra laid the first brick during Ram Mandir’s Bhumi Pujan in Ayodhya that took place keeping in mind the COVID-19 crisis. Reportedly, as many as 175 guests were invited for the event. Having said that, social media was full of positive tweets celebrating the auspicious occasion. Even onscreen Ram (Arun Govil) and Sita (Dipika Chikhlia) had expressed their joy. Now, adding to the same, it’s Sunil Lahri who played the role of Ram’s brother, Laxman in Ramanand Sagar’s show Ramayan has reacted to the historic moment. Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan in Ayodhya: Ramayan Actors Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia Express Their Happiness on the...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut —stunned, sleepless and stoic — emerged Wednesday from the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion searching for missing relatives, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what’s left of their homes. The sound of ambulance sirens and the shoveling of glass and rubble could be heard across the Lebanese capital. Almost nothing was left untouched by the blast, which obliterated the port and sent a tide of destruction through the city center. Elegant stone buildings, fashionable shopping districts and long stretches of the famed seaside promenade were reduced to rubble within seconds of Tuesday’s blast. The explosion appeared to have been caused by a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate stored...
    The cataclysmic explosion which ripped through Beirut on Tuesday is just the latest disaster to strike the city once known as the ‘Paris of the East’ Rescuers searched for survivors today at the port after the blast sowed devastation across entire neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis. Bullet holes remain studded into walls around Beirut, a reminder of the brutal and bloody civil war that ended 20 years ago but more recently, Lebanon has been preparing to face a new enemy. Though Lebanon's coronavirus numbers are low in comparison to harder-hit nations - just 5,000 cases and 65 deaths so far - the country's weakened infrastructure is already struggling to treat those...
    France could lose control of its coronavirus outbreak at any time, according to the country's top scientific body. The scientific committee warned that a second wave was highly likely in a report published by the Health Ministry's website on Tuesday.  It said that the situation was 'under control, but precarious. We could at any moment tip into a scenario that is less under control.'  The warning came as authorities grapple with a sharp increase in fresh cases which has seen more than 7,000 new infections within the last week as well as a rise in the number of people being treated for the disease in intensive care.   The global coronavirus death toll has now topped 700,000.   The warning came as...
    (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...
    GREECE has reported the highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks, with 121 new cases. Yet Brits are still heading for a Greek holiday, as easyJet claims flights are soaring to the country after the Spain travel ban. 2Cases of coronavirus are continuing to climb in Greece - yet Brits are still heading to the country this summerCredit: AFP or licensors While the majority of new cases in Greece have been located in Thessaloniki, 12 of them have been from tourists entering the country, taking overall cases to 4,855. Active cases, currently at 3,272, have been rising since May 1. Greece’s top scientific adviser Professor Sotiris Tsiodras said: "There must be great vigilance to a possible increase. The situation...
    The Lebanese authorities opened an investigation into the causes of the strong explosion that shook the port of the capital. What happened? We already know some details The people of Lebanon are trying to recover from the horror caused by a strong explosion in the port of Beirut that left dozens dead and thousands wounded in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. The Ministry of Health talks about at least 78 fatalities and more than 4,000 woundedFigures that authorities fear will increase given the number of missing people who may be among the rubble of collapsed buildings. The incident also caused serious material damage to the port and surrounding areas. The President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, declared three days of...
    Madrid Updated: 08/04/2020 13: 29h Save The abandonment of Spain by King Don Juan Carlos, who is already in the Dominican Republic, as ABC has announced, has not only caused a great impact in our country but throughout the world. In Zarzuela’s statement on Monday, he described his decision to “move to live” outside our country as “meditated” before the public repercussion of “certain past events” of his private life in order to preserve the institution. The monarch’s decision, amid the information published in recent weeks about his alleged hidden business in Switzerland, has been reviewed by the main media in the world, who highlighted the news on their digital covers. Many, especially the French, rate their “exile”...
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice thinks some are too quick to assume how black people should think politically, adding that such conclusions are made especially among liberals. In a Tuesday interview hosted by the Aspen Security Forum, Rice said while she doesn't believe the United States will ever be "colorblind," she hopes one day people won't assume black people should think a certain way because of their race. "I would like to get to the place that when you see somebody who is black, you don't have preconceived notions of what they're capable of, who they are — by the way, what they think, which is, I think, a problem of the Left," Rice told moderator Peter...
    Georgia absentee mailers lead to potential problems ahead of election Restaurant sales climbed as stay-at-home orders lifted across the US. Now foot traffic has slumped again. Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Beat The Heat With This $89 Mini AC Unit Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/16 SLIDES © Mathias Ortmann/Getty Images The perfect escape You might have read about New Zealand in the news...
    American military personnel are getting sick in significant numbers in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. As The New York Times reported in a piece buried in the back pages of its July 21st edition, “The infection rate in the services has tripled over the past six weeks as the United States military has emerged as a potential source of transmission both domestically and abroad.” Indeed, the military is sick and I think of it as both a personal and an imperial disaster. As the wife of a naval officer, I bear witness to the unexpected ways that disasters of all sorts play out among military families and lately I’ve been bracing for the Covid-19 version of just such a disaster. Normally, for my...
    An old shooting chum of King Juan Carlos once revealed how Spain’s dashing monarch liked to arrive at his country’s great partridge estates equipped with no fewer than three matching shotguns and a mattress. When birds began to whistle overhead, he would empty both barrels of each gun, before throwing it onto the mattress placed at his feet. A team of at least three manservants would then form a sort of human chain, gathering the 12 bores, reloading, and placing them into his outstretched arm. This unorthodox system allowed Juan Carlos, who in his younger days was an excellent marksman, to shoot at least six partridges from each passing group, without once having to pause or remove his eye from...
    A new poll shows that Americans are the least satisfied they've been regarding the way things are going in the country since 2011 with changing mood among Republicans appearing to be responsible for the figures. The latest Gallup survey reveals a seven-point difference in contentment from 20 percent in June to only 13 percent in July. Feedback from over 1,000 participants also provided a stark drop in happiness from 45 percent in February, bringing the satisfaction rate to just one percentage point above the 12 percent recorded in November nine years ago. In 2011 Standard & Poor's downgraded the US credit rating as the federal government struggled to contain the country's debt. The latest Gallup shows 91% of Republicans...
    Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Pinewood Atlanta Studios Insider spoke to the president and CEO of Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Frank Patterson, about the steps he's taken to reopen. Pinewood Atlanta is one of the biggest production lots in the country and is the site where many of the Marvel movies are made. Patterson said testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is done daily, everyone works in zones, and everyone wears a mask while on site. Synexis, an air filtering system, has also been installed (an independent study is underway to see its effectiveness against COVID-19). As of the end of July, out of the close to 150 people who enter the facility daily, there have been 18...
    After hearing Donald Trump blather away about how great the United States has done in its battle with COVID-19—based on a completely meaningless statistic—perhaps you’d like to see how we’re really doing. Here you go: We are the seventh worst in the world, behind only Belgium, the UK, Peru, Italy, Sweden, and Chile. At the rate we’re going, in a few weeks we’ll probably be the third worst country in the world. And that’s despite a huge and extremely competent health care system. There was no good reason for this. Maybe we never had the self-discipline and patience to be Germany (109 deaths per million), but even moderately decent leadership could have cut our number in half and...
    CARACAS – The first Iranian supermarket in Venezuela has been generating buzz. Sold to us as a “take that, America” joint venture between both “rebellious” nations, it’s further proof of the growing Iranian influence in what’s left of this country. Venezuela is – as if we didn’t have enough on our plate – becoming a gateway for the Islamic Republic to the region, courtesy of a regime desperate to do away with our resources and sovereignty so long as they get to rule over our ruined nation. Megasis (a name that, according to the people behind it, honors the fallen during the Iran-Iraq conflict that occurred in the ‘80s) opened its doors on Thursday, July 30th, in Venezuela. The face...
    Bradley Cortright August 4, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump says he does not know how history will remember the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), nor can he say if he finds the Georgia congressman’s life impressive. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) responded to Trump’s comments. During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, she said, “Donald Trump shows us time and time again, the only thing he believes in is himself.” “He doesn’t care anything about the American people. He doesn’t care about the history of this country. He doesn’t care anything about the future of this country,” she added. Bottoms continued to argue that the upcoming presidential election is “the most important election of our lifetime” and claimed that Trump is “destroying our...
    Several years ago, when Baxter officials began to work on a long-range plan for the city’s development, adding some green space to the city’s footprint emerged as a priority. Five years after that plan was adopted, they are getting what they wanted – and then some. Baxter recently acquired 638 acres of land in the wooded boundary that separates the city from Camp Ripley, the nearby Minnesota National Guard training base. The woodlands promise to provide a wealth of hiking, canoeing and other outdoor pursuits in this town of 7,800 residents. The land was owned by Potlatch Corp., the lumber supplier, but the city’s proximity to the military base is what made the acquisition possible. Because the boundary around Camp...
    SANT SADURNÍ D’ANOIA, Spain — Like most Spaniards, Emma Gaya thought the worst of the pandemic was behind her. Spain’s government had ended a three-month lockdown after an COVID-19 onslaught that claimed at least 28,400 lives in the European Union nation. To kickstart its stalled economy, Spaniards were encouraged to cautiously resume their lives under a “new normality” based on wearing face masks, washing hands and social distancing. The respite didn’t last long. Outbreaks among farm workers and young people desperate to resume socializing after being cooped up have spread across northern Spain, spawning what some health officials fear could be the start of a dreaded “second wave” of infections. “It pains me to think that we could be right...
    SPANISH holidays are off the menu for now after the government put the country back on the travel ban list. The cabinet took Spain off their quarantine rules over another coronavirus outbreak and later extended it to the country's islands. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5The FCO is now advising against 'all but essential travel' to mainland SpainCredit: Alamy Live News What has happened in Spain? On July 25, the UK government announced that people travelling from Spain from July 26 will have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Spain's new infection rate is rising, with more than 8,500 cases confirmed over the weekend. Most of the cases were registered in Aragon,...
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) on Tuesday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE’s latest comments on the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisIn Black communities, changing how we treat diabetes is imperative Juan Williams: The Trump Show grows tired Don't let Trump distract us from the real threat of his presidency MORE (D-Ga.), calling Trump “delusional.” Trump told Axios’s Jonathan Swan in an interview published late Tuesday that he couldn’t say “one way or the other” whether the civil rights icon’s life...
    DONALD Trump has called for Antifa to be investigated after wide-spread riots and unrest spread across parts of the United States. "I think Antifa should be investigated — not the law enforcement," the president said during an interview with Axios that aired on Monday night. 2Trump said that 'Antifa should be investigated'Credit: Axios "It's Antifa and anarchists that are causing the problems — not law enforcement," he continued. "Take a look at what they've done to the courthouse. Take a look at what they’ve done to the streets." Trump went on to say that the federal officers that he deployed throughout the country are "unmarked" because of "these terrorists, these Antifa people." A "The Right of the People...
    NORTH Korea has "probably" developed nuclear devices that can be fitted to ballistic missiles, a confidential UN report has said. The claim follows previous intelligence that the isolated state has the capability to use such nuclear-armed missiles to strike at the US mainland and other targets in the West.  3North Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles, a UN report has saidCredit: Reuters 3Previous intelligence suggested the country could use nuclear-armed ballistic missiles to strike the WestCredit: AFP or licensors The report, seen by Reuters, said that a number of unidentified countries believe that nuclear tests conducted in recent years had likely enabled North Korea to develop miniaturised nuclear devices. It was submitted on Monday...
    The little-known story of the Navy women codebreakers who helped Allied forces win WWII Online grocery sales soaring in the Middle East and the trend may continue, says retail giant Majid Al Futtaim 5 things to know before the stock market opens on Tuesday 1. U.S. stock futures slip after Monday's rally U.S. stock futures traded slightly lower on Tuesday as Wall Street took a breather following sharp gains in the previous session. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dipped 83 points, or 0.3%. S&P 500 futures slipped 0.4% as did Nasdaq 100 futures. Those muted moves came a day after the Dow jumped more than 200 points to start the new month and the Nasdaq Composite hit a record high....
    Millions of Filipinos returned to confinement on Tuesday due to the worsening of the covid-19 epidemic, whose progression seems unstoppable, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, where more than five million cases were exceeded. More than 27 million people, a quarter of the Philippine population, were forced to stay home again after the alert launched by medical associations. Since June, when the majority of the country ended confinement, infections multiplied by five and exceeded 100,000 cases. The return to confinement was announced only 24 hours in advance and led many inhabitants to remain blocked in Manila, with the interruption of transport, particularly flights. “We don’t have any more money. We can’t leave the airport because we don’t have family...
    Many of the eight men now presumed dead after their amphibious assault vehicle sunk in deep water off San Clemente Island were celebrating milestones in their personal lives as they trained for their military careers. An 18-year-old from Corona was marking his first anniversary as a Marine, a new dad had a first son back home in Texas and a Portland man would have turned 19 during the 40-hour search-and-rescue effort that was mounted to find the group. A ninth Marine was found dead shortly after the AAV vanished from the surface. The eight, who were based at Camp Pendleton as part of the Battalion Landing Team 1/4, have been missing since Thursday, July 30, when their AAV took on...
    Karen J. Greenberg August 4, 2020 11:30AM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Whether you consider the appalling death toll or the equally unacceptable rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, the United States has one of the worst records worldwide when it comes to the pandemic. Nevertheless, the president has continued to behave just as he promised he would in March when there had been only 40 deaths from the virus here and he said, "I don't take responsibility at all." In April, when 50,000 Americans had died, he praised himself and his administration, insisting, "I think we've done a great job." In May, as deaths continued to mount nationwide, he insisted, "We have met the moment and we have prevailed." In June, he swore the virus...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hockey is back! To celebrate the restart of the 2020 NHL season, the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K has gone virtual. Even though participants won’t be able to run in the Penguins 6.6K in person, runners can still partake together while apart to support two great charities — The Mario Lemieux Foundation and The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Not only do the Penguins have participants registered for the 6.6K from all 50 states, there are also people registered from 14 different countries. Katie tweeted that she completed her 6.6K in the English countryside. Jeffrey completed his 6.6K at the happiest place on earth — Disney World. Beth and Jeff hiked their 6.6K at the...