Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's inauguration ceremony Wednesday was more like a surprise party than the usual grand occasion—and his countrymen were the ones getting the surprise. After more than a month of massive protests over August's disputed election, Lukashenko was sworn in for a sixth term Wednesday in a...
An international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government approves. (Sept. 23)
A judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump must testify in a New York investigation into the family’s businesses before the November election
Video Concept for Lady Gaga's '911' Was Originally Intended for Massive Attack . Tarsem Singh, who directed the promo for Gaga's latest single, has opened up about the concept. . Singh admitted he initially hoped to use it for a track by the trip hop band over 20 years ago. Around 20 years ago, I thought this would fit an idea for Massive Attack. I love their song, "Angel." But our schedules never worked, Tarsem Singh, to 'Entertainment Weekly'. I wanted to do it in Namibia in the sand dunes, but I'd already done [2000 film] 'The Cell' [in sand], so the idea kind of went away. Then, I got '911.' , Tarsem Singh, to 'Entertainment Weekly'. Despite eventually going on to use the concept for Gaga's new single, the filmmaker had previously "never heard a song" by the singer. I had the idea more like 28 years ago! I told her when we met that I've never heard a song of hers, I haven't seen ['A Star Is Born']. , Tarsem Singh, to 'Entertainment Weekly'. The best music video directors hear a song and they write a video for the song... I'll wait for the right song to fit [my ideas]. But I loved the song. I knew what to do with it.., Tarsem Singh, to 'Entertainment Weekly'
On Wednesday, Tesla shares fell as much as 7%. The dip came after Tesla's "Battery Day" event missed expectations. Investors are questioning the company's lofty stock price. CEO Elon Musk unveiled new manufacturing processes on Tuesday set to slash Tesla's battery costs. The new lower battery costs would allow for the production of a $25,000 electric car in the next three years. Business Insider reports the event lacked any news of the million-mile battery "widely expected" by Wall Street and Tesla shareholders.
Right from the description on his website , you can tell he's serious about gaming: "My name is Robert Wardhaugh and I am the Dungeon Master (DM)." Although Wardhaugh's full-time job is as a history professor at the University of Western Ontario, the Canadian man's unofficial part-time gig is running what...
Beautiful fall foliage was spotted in Keystone Gulch, Colorado, on Sept. 22 — the first official day of fall. The leaves were a vibrant yellow color, which popped against the surrounding landscape.
Death Toll in US, Due to Coronavirus , Surpasses 200,000. The U.S. hit the grim milestone on Tuesday. The number of dead due to COVID-19 is close to two and a half times the number of U.S. soldiers killed during both the Vietnam and Korean Wars combined. 200,000 coronavirus deaths was also the CDC's low-range, worst-case scenario, as discussed in internal documents in March. The milestone is the highest total number of deaths of any country in the world, by far. It represents a doubling of the death toll from less than three months ago in June. On average, the U.S. has reported close to 40,000 new cases of coronavirus a day for the past week. Those are the things that I get concerned about as we get into October and November and December, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via 'The New York Times'. I’d like to see us go into that at such a low level that when you have the inevitable cases you can handle them, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via 'The New York Times'. Some scientists predict the death toll in the U.S. could surpass 300,000 by the end of the year
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Americans won't be allowed to bring home cigars and rum from Cuba under new sanctions likely to appeal to Cuban-Americans, a crucial voting bloc in the battleground state of Florida. (Sept. 23)
A fraternity at the University of Georgia suspended itself after racist messages from a group chat were shared online. Screenshots of the messages were shared Saturday by junior Arianna Mbunwe, who started receiving tips about wrongdoing after mocking fellow students' coronavirus practices on Twitter, per the New York Times . Mbunwe,...
President Donald Trump says he'll be signing an executive order that would require health care providers to provide medical care to all babies born alive as he makes an election-year push to energize voters opposed to abortion
Following in the steps of Aunt Jemima and Land O'Lakes , another major brand is about to experience an overhaul. This time around, it's Uncle Ben's rice, which is getting a new name and dropping the picture that has long appeared on the product's packaging. The updated moniker, per CBS News...
House Democrats are proposing a sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses, a pitch to voters weeks ahead of Election Day as they try to defeat President Donald Trump, capture the Senate from Republicans and keep their House majority. (Sept. 23)
As the novel coronavirus pandemic drags on, Americans are increasingly turning to the 'digital nomad' lifestyle. The idea of the digital nomad lifestyle is that working remotely allows professionals to travel the world while continuing to work the same job. In response, many camper van, RV, and travel trailer makers are adding 'home office' updates on existing builds or creating new floor plans. For instance, Airstream is updating existing floor plans to be more inclusive of the remote workers segment. We looked at floor plans and said, 'where could we carve out a dedicated work area so you don't have to clean up your workday in order to have a meal? Bob Wheeler President, CEO of Airstream
Lebanon’s president is calling for the international community’s support to rebuild the country’s main port and destroyed neighborhoods after last month’s catastrophic explosion that decimated the facility
Qantas 'Flight to Nowhere' Sells out Within Minutes. The "flight to nowhere" in Australia sold out in ten minutes. People have been deprived of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Qantas aims to provide relief with its "flight to nowhere," a seven-hour flight that will take off and land in Sydney and give customers a scenic route across the country. . The flight will take place on October 10 and will give those on board the chance to enjoy views over the Great Barrier Reef. It's probably the fastest-selling flight in Qantas history. People clearly miss travel and the experience of flying, Qantas spokesperson, via statement. If the demand is there, we'll definitely look at doing more of these scenic flights while we all wait for borders to open, Qantas spokesperson, via statement
On Tuesday, Elon Musk ended Tesla's big battery event with some big promises about the pricing of Tesla's future cars. He also announced a new ultra-fast version of today's Model S. CNN reports that Musk promised a $25,000 Tesla electric car that would be available in about three years. That would be much cheaper than any car Tesla has made so far. Tesla fans are cautious as Musk has a history of sometimes under-delivering on promises, or even not delivering at all. Tesla promised a $35,000 electric car, the Tesla Model 3, but even then the Model 3 was only available at that price for a short time. On Tuesday, Musk also promised that the $25,000 car would be capable of driving fully autonomously.
Rather than face a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of Black protester James Scurlock, white Nebraska bar owner Jake Gardner apparently took his own life over the weekend. But while one of Gardner's attorneys called it an "extremely sad day," Scurlock's family doesn't feel quite the same way. "Are...
Cars were stranded and residents had to wade through deep water after heavy rain caused flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 22. The deluge forced multiple road closures in the area.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Be First Woman to Lie in State at U.S. Capitol. Justice Ginsburg died on Friday, Sept. 18, at the age of 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She served on the Supreme Court for 27 years. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Monday that Ginsburg's casket will be placed in National Statuary Hall on Friday. According to congressional historians, Ginsburg will become the first woman in history to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Prior to lying in state, Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday. A private ceremony for family, friends and the justices will be held in the court's Great Hall. A private burial will take place next week at Arlington National Cemetery
President Donald Trump's has said he would nominate a conservative woman to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but some disagree on whether the pick should cement the conservative court majority, or assist Trump's reelection. (Sept. 23)