The World Health Organization isn't ready to use the p-word, but it thinks the world should ready itself for a potential coronavirus pandemic all the same. On Monday the WHO instructed countries to be "in a phase of preparedness," saying that while its assessment remains that COVID-19 can't yet be...
The first day of President Donald Trump's visit to India was devoted enviable photo-ops: the largest rally of his presidency sandwiched between visits to a former home of independence leader Mohandas Gandhi and a sunset tour of the Taj Mahal. (Feb. 24)
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of a criminal sex act and third-degree rape. The official ruling came in on Monday, February 24, according to Allure. This marks the conclusion of his weeks-long sexual assault trial. The jury took five days to convict the disgraced film mogul of two of the five charges against him. While he was acquitted of the more serious crimes, he will be held responsible for two acts. He is guilty of a sexual assault from 2006 and a rape that happened in 2013.
TSA Bans TikTok Use By Its Workers TSA follows similar moves by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Army against the China-based app. The decision comes after TSA workers were found to have used TikTok for discussing boarding rules. TSA spokesperson, via The Verge The ban follows TSA administrator David Pekoske's receiving of a letter from Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, who asked for the agency to halt TikTok use over security concerns. Chuck Schumer, via statement U.S. senators began voicing their issues with the app late last year, saying it could be a "potential counterintelligence threat."
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Broad-based support across age, racial and ideological groups propelled Bernie Sanders to a dominant victory in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses, tightening his grip on the front-runner spot in the race to find a challenger to President Donald Trump. Joe Biden, a former vice president, appeared headed to a badly needed second-place finish in Nevada after poor showings earlier this month in the first two nominating contests in the Democratic presidential race ahead of the Nov.
The Staples Center, where Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant spent much of his career, on Monday hosted a huge memorial service for the fallen NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant. The date was chosen in honor of the father and daughter's basketball jersey numbers, 2 for...
Kirk Douglas' Foundation to Receive Majority of His $80 Million Fortune The legendary 'Spartacus' actor died on February 5 at 103 years old. Now, most of his wealth will go towards the Douglas Foundation. Among the organizations it helps is the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The Hollywood icon and his wife, Anne Beydens Douglas, started the nonprofit back in 1964. Anne herself still serves as a trustee on the foundation, which also benefits Westwood’s Sinai Temple and The Kirk and Anne Douglas Childhood Center. Douglas Foundation, via website Douglas Foundation, via website Douglas is survived by Anne and three sons, one of whom is Oscar-winner Michael Douglas.
Actor Jussie Smollett is back in court Monday on a new set of charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year. (Feb. 24)
Harvey Weinstein is now in custody after being convicted of sex crimes in a Manhattan courtroom Monday. "Rape is rape," said District Attorney Cyrus Vance after the verdict, whether it's committed "in a dark alley by a stranger" or by "a man of immense power and privilege," per Deadline . Vance...
The far-right Alternative for Germany has called for rivals to scale back their criticism of the party, saying the blackballing it is being subjected to could harm democracy
Kobe Bryant didn't have to die, according to a new lawsuit filed by his widow. Vanessa Bryant is suing Island Express, the company that owned the helicopter the NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter were in when it crashed Jan. 26 in California, killing them and seven others on board....
Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's New York City rape trial are set to resume deliberations after signaling they are at odds on the top charges in the closely watched #MeToo case. (Feb. 24)
The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from reporters and his lawyers after he was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in a college admissions scandal
Justin Bieber Called out by Cara Delevingne After Shading Her on ‘Late Late Show’ Cara Delevingne took to Instagram on Feb. 21 to publicly call out Justin Bieber for comments he made on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden.’ During the show’s “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” segment, Bieber had to chose between eating bull penis or ranking his wife’s celebrity friends. Bieber chose the later, naming Kendall Jenner as his favorite, Gigi Hadid as his second and Delevingne as his least favorite. He said his answers were based on time spent with each woman and that he had “nothing against” Delevingne. However, Delevingne felt otherwise, as she took to Instagram shortly after to hit back at Bieber, saying he “should have just eaten the bull penis.” She also accused the 25-year-old pop star of blocking her on Instagram. Cara Delevingne, via Instagram While the full story between the two is unknown and Bieber has yet to respond, they do not follow each other on Instagram.
According to Reuters a coronavirus outbreak has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy. On Thursday, a 77-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus was found dead at her home, located south of Milan. Her death came after a 78-year-old man died of the infection near Padua overnight. Italy is said to be the worst affected country in Europe. The bulk of the coronavirus cases are concentrated in Lombardy, the country’s financial and industrial center. Regional Welfare Councillor Giulio Gallera told the press, “All those who have tested positive are people who on February 18-19 had contacts with the emergency room and the hospital of Codogno." 50,000 residents in Codogno and nearby towns have been told to stay inside. Public gatherings, including Sunday masses, are cancelled.
Bernie Sanders is on a roll, and the Democratic nomination might be his to lose at this point, writes Rick Klein at ABC News . But if Sanders hopes to win the White House, he better fix what David Leonhardt of the New York Times sees as a "big mistake." In...
Contractors are busy repairing homes and demolishing parts of a damaged shopping plaza on Feb. 24, roughly four months after an EF-3 tornado tore through the Preston Hollow neighborhood in Dallas, Texas.
Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty on 2 Counts in Sexual Assault Case The disgraced film producer has been convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women. The most serious of his convictions for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi could result in up to 25 years in prison. The jury found Weinstein not guilty on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, which could have led to a life sentence. The verdict comes after weeks of graphic testimony and five days of deliberation by the jury. Weinstein now faces charges in Los Angeles for rape and sexual assault against two additional women.