Virus restrictions once lifted are being reimposed, shutting businesses and curbing people’s social lives as communities try to curb a disease resurgence before it spins out of control
Taking over for Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews on Dancing With the Stars: Tyra Banks. ABC announced the supermodel will be the new, solo, host of the reality competition for its 29th season, though it's still not clear when that season will premiere, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the AP...
Florida elementary school teacher David Galloway is 64, has type II diabetes, and is married to a breast cancer survivor. Last week, Florida announced that all schools would soon have to open five days a week, despite the state’s record-setting number of COVID-19 cases. Galloway is one of many aging or immunocompromised teachers who may quit or retire early if they have to return full-time to the classroom. Nearly 20% of private and public school teachers are over the age of 65, an age group that is especially vulnerable to COVID-19. According to HuffPost, teachers near or in this age range must wrestle with a number of knowns and unknowns. How long they can make their money last if they quit? Is it worth it to leave a job over health concerns? And what if they can't get health insurance? We’ve gone from being the heroic teachers back in March, but now they want us to go over to the trenches like World War I. It’s been a fast fall from hero to cannon fodder. David Galloway Teacher
Asian shares are mostly higher as investors pin hopes on news that an experimental COVID-19 vaccine under development by Moderna and the U.S. National Institutes of Health revved up people’s immune systems just as desired
Global COVID-19 Cases Surge by More Than 1 Million Over 5 Days The numbers were reported by Johns Hopkins University. Global coronavirus cases increased by 1,046,200 from July 6 through July 10. Between July 8 and July 13, they increased by 1,061,600. On Monday, worldwide cases surpassed 13 million. There have been over half a million reported coronavirus-related deaths around the world. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned there would be "no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future." According to Ghebreyesus, 50% of cases reported on Sunday came from just two countries, but he did not name them. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, via CNN
A former nursing assistant in West Virginia admitted in court on Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients. Reta Mays was a nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. According to HuffPost, Mays was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder, for administering fatal doses of insulin to her victims. She was also charged with one count of assault with the intent to commit the murder of an eighth person. Mays faces life sentences for each murder. Between 2017 and 2018, the 46-year-old gave her victims unprescribed doses of insulin while she worked overnight shifts.
Glee star Naya Rivera died by accidental drowning, according to autopsy results released Tuesday, CNN reports. "There is no indication from the investigation or examination that drugs or alcohol played a role in the decedent’s death, but specimens will be submitted for toxicology testing," the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office...
WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville
President Trump signed a bill Tuesday targeting China over its harsh treatment of Hong Kong—but a press conference he called to discuss the measure quickly turned into something strongly resembling a campaign speech. The New York Times reports that after a few minutes of discussing the sanctions, Trump launched...
Nissan is rolling out an electric crossover vehicle, the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn
Controversial opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss has resigned from the New York Times , saying bullying and the "illiberal environment" have made it impossible for her to continue in her role. In a resignation letter posted online, Weiss says she was hired after the 2016 election to bring in "first-time...
Highlights of this day in history: President Richard Nixon announces his breakthrough trip to China; Fashion designer Gianni Versace slain; Aerospace giant Boeing founded; Dutch painter Rembrandt born. (July 15)
Content loading... To fans, Ricky Martin appeared to be the “king of the world” when his 1999 song, “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” became a smash. But the singer looks back on his early solo success as a time of personal turmoil, stemming from his struggle to embrace his authentic self. In a new interview with Apple Music’s “Proud Radio,” Martin spoke at length about the “heavy sadness” he experienced prior to coming out as gay a decade ago.
India’s coronavirus caseload is approaching 1 million with a surge of 29,429 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas in nearly a dozen states
Miami Is the New Coronavirus Epicenter According to the Miami-Dade County Government, the county has seen a 68% increase in the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Lilian Abbo, via news conference According to state data, the county has recorded over 64,000 infections. 48 hospitals throughout Florida, including eight in Miami-Dade County, have also reached their ICU capacity. More than 3.3 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus nationwide, with many states rolling back reopening plans.
Ghislaine Maxwell has always insisted that she played no role whatsoever in Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of underage girls. Now, Newser reports the 58-year-old made it official on Tuesday, when she entered her plea during a Manhattan court hearing. Not guilty, your honor. Ghislaine Maxwell The media heiress and former socialite has been held without bail since her arrest on July 2 in New Hampshire. The judge denied her attorneys' request that she be released on $5 million bail.
President Trump was asked about the Confederate flag and police violence toward African Americans in a CBS interview Tuesday—and his responses seem unlikely to ease tensions. When interviewer Catherine Herridge asked the president why Black people "are still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country," Trump...
Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.