China's president has warned its virus epidemic is still “grim and complex” and called for more efforts to defeat the disease and prevent it from disrupting spring planting of crops
Eight days after they vanished while hiking in northern California—and two days after searchers essentially gave up hope that they were still alive—a couple has been found safe. Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, of Palo Alto were rescued by helicopter Saturday and are recovering in a...
Joe Biden is declaring himself back in the race for the presidency after early results in Nevada showed the former vice president in a distant second place. Biden told supporters Saturday, "we're alive and we're coming back and we're gonna win." (Feb. 22)
Tyson Fury’s promoter spoke out about Fury’s upcoming fight with Anthony Joshua. According to Business Insider, he said the fight should be in the U.K. or the U.S., not Saudi Arabia. He said putting regular fights in Saudi Arabia “kills the sport.” Fury will put his unbeaten record on the line by challenging Deontay Wilder’s WBC championship belt. If he wins, he could receive $40 million payday for the fight.
When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in coming days it'll mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history
Employees Want Office Pets Over Vacation Days and Raises, Survey Says According to a ZipRecruiter survey of 3,000 job applicants, 30 percent say it is important to have employers allow their pets at the office. The survey also revealed what they are willing to give up to have their pets tag along. At the top of the list is free snacks, which 41 percent say they would trade. After that, it's catered meals with 30 percent willing to give them up. Even a paid vacation day? 17 percent have no problem with that sacrifice. The survey adds that seven percent would cut their gross salary by a percentage point. Would you give up a performance bonus for your pet? According to the ZipRecruiter survey, three percent would be okay with that.
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.
It was a break-the-glass moment. Halfway through the second period of the Hurricanes-Maple Leafs game Saturday, two Carolina goalies were injured and gone for the night. That meant the Hurricanes, with half the game left to play, had no goalie. But the NHL requires that someone be at each game...
Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's Grey Matter, Study Says The new study was published in the journal, 'Addictive Behaviors.' Grey matter controls a variety of important functions including speech, sight, hearing and memory. According to the study, when one can't put down their phone, the size and shape of their grey matter is affected. Other reports have said that drug use is also associated with changes in grey matter. Per day, Americans spend an average of about four hours on their devices. This is according to a survey conducted last year by software company RescueTime. Researchers, via study
The National Register of Historic Places is the government’s official honor roll for more than 95,000 sites that are important to the story of the United States
Speaking to a crowd of thousands in Seattle, Elizabeth Warren congratulated Bernie Sanders on his victory in Nevada's caucuses and thanked the state for keeping her in the game. She also took on her newest Democratic opponent, Mike Bloomberg. (Feb. 22)
Daredevil Mike Hughes was killed Saturday when a rocket he'd built crashed in the California desert. "The parachute ripped off at launch," a witness said. "So the rocket went straight up in an arc and came straight down" with Hughes still in it, the Los Angeles Times reports. The rocket...
Bernie Sanders' caucus romp Saturday night in Nevada is putting the word "undisputed" in front of "frontrunner" in many news accounts, and the candidate himself was so confident of victory that he headed out to campaign in other states before results were even announced. Unlike Iowa and New Hampshire, however,...
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg congratulated Sanders on his showing at the Democratic caucuses in Nevada, but also stressed that Sanders brings polarization and division. (Feb. 22)
Ben Affleck spoke to Extra about his new film, “The Way Back,” hitting theaters on March 6. Affleck plays a former basketball star battling addiction who gets another chance. He describes the role as "cathartic" and something that he can identify with. Ben shot the film after his own rehab stint in 2018, the same year he was divorced from his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. Ben explains " I was excited chiefly to tell a story about a character who was suffering, and has suffered and could get past it.” When it comes to his personal life, he says that Jennifer is a great mom and cooperative co-parent. He adds, “I wish her the best and she is very supportive and helpful. We get along in a very fluid way.”
This Day in History: U.S. Hockey Team Beats the Soviets in the 'Miracle on Ice' February 22, 1980 The underdog U.S. hockey team defeats the four-time defending gold-medal Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The U.S. win is considered one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history. The Soviet squad fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. The American team trailed most of the game, finally taking the lead with ten minutes left. When the final horn sounded, the players, coaches and team officials poured onto the ice in raucous celebration. To many Americans, the "Miracle on Ice" represented a Cold War victory.
Newser reports that a yellow school bus has been parked near and circling outside of Buckingham Palace. According to The Guardian, the bus has an ad on the side of it, which is hard to overlook. There are two photos of Prince Andrew on the bus and it reads, "If you see this man please ask him to call the FBI to answer their questions." Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents five Jeffrey Epstein accusers, is apparently behind the idea. On Friday, outside of the New York Supreme Court she asked Prince Andrew to stop "hiding from the FBI and from the public." She added, "You must do the right thing and stop shaming your family—the Queen, your children. If you have done nothing wrong then just talk to the FBI." Prince Andrew stepped back from royal life in 2019 after he denied meeting Virginia Roberts Guiffre, who claims Epstein made her sleep with the prince when she was only 17.
Scientists in Egypt are bound and determined to find the long-lost Queen Nefertiti . Now, a new team is floating the possibility that she is buried in a secret chamber within King Tut's tomb, reports Nature . Sound familiar? That's because the intriguing possibility was first raised in 2015 , only to be...
Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend, Roger Stone, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. The penalty was decided by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who said Stone’s “pride in his own lies” was a “threat” to the “foundations of our democracy.” Amy Berman Jackson, via ‘Washington Post’ He was also fined $20,000, given travel restrictions, and ordered to serve two years of supervised release and to continue to comply with the gag order in place. Trump weighed in on the sentencing, criticizing the “fairness” of Stone’s trial. Donald Trump, via Twitter Stone was initially convicted of seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in November 2019. The charges were a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.