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    Students at a Georgia high school are leading a campaign to remove a confederate general name's from their school. And they're winning some high-profile support from a graduate who's now an NBA star. At Wheeler High School in Cobb County, northwest of Atlanta, students who identify as Black make up more than one-third of the enrollment, while another third identify as Hispanic, Asian American, or mixed race. Jake McGhee, a senior there, told CBS News this week that the Wheeler name is a "slap in the face to the students of color at our school."  "It's something that [Cobb County School Board] won't even recognize or talk about anymore," McGee said. "And that's why it's such a significant issue." Fueled by widespread racial justice protests earlier this year, the teens along with parents, teachers and alumni circulated a petition to change the name of the school, receiving more than 4,800 signatures since...
    A TikTok user has women around the country running to the store to pick up Mucinex — or avoiding it at all costs — after she claimed the over-the-counter cold medicine can help you get pregnant. Julia Schuller, who is known as @juliasendojourney on the platform, shared that she saw an increase in her fertility after she took Mucinex to battle COVID-19. The TikTok has been viewed more than 8.5 million times and left many people stunned.  The 25-year-old from Pennsylvania explained that she regularly tracks her fertility because she has endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and noticed the spike.   Say what? Julia Schuller, who is known as @juliasendojourney on TikTok, shared that she saw an increase in her fertility after she took Mucinex to battle COVID-19 Umm: The 25-year-old from Pennsylvania claimed the over-the-counter cold medicine 'helps you get pregnant'  'Yes, Mucinex-D did help me get better while having COVID, but...
    Back in May, St. Francis Brooklyn men’s head basketball coach Glenn Braica described newly added graduate guard Travis Atson as “a solid all-around basketball player who can rebound, shoot it, score it, and has a good basketball IQ.” Thus far, Braica has been accurate on all counts regarding the Brooklyn native and former Christ the King High School standout. Atson backed up earning the season’s first Northeast Conference Player of the Week award by leading SFC to a 91-86 victory over Central Connecticut State on Tuesday at the fanless Detrick Gymnasium in New Britain, Conn.
    The excitement for Bubba Wallace’s maiden season with the new 23XI Racing team is slowly growing. The team has now officially announced its partnership with five big sponsors for the coming season. Bubba Wallace and 23XI racing partnered up with DoorDash, McDonald’s, Columbia Sportswear, Dr. Pepper, and Root Insurance. The team’s co-owner Denny Hamlin was excited to make the announcement. It is also worth noting that McDonald’s is simultaneously sponsoring the Chip Ganassi Racing team. Wallace’s Dr. Pepper deal comes out of the left-field since he used to sponsor the rival soft drinks brand, Coca-Cola. Speaking about the Dr. Pepper deal, Wallace said, “Coca-Cola has done a lot for me. … But going into this year, we saw an opportunity come in front of us that we couldn’t turn away from.” DoorDash, McDonald’s, Columbia Sportswear, Dr. Pepper, and Root Insurance will form the five founding partners of 23XI Racing. Without...
    Howard Mortman is author of the new book When Rabbis Bless Congress: The Great American Story of Jewish Prayers on Capitol Hill. The book recounts the more than 400 Jewish clergy who have led opening prayers in the House and Senate, beginning with the first back in 1860. Howard spoke with Washington Examiner Senior Editor David Mark about the role rabbis, and clergy more generally, on Capitol Hill. News
    Thousands of Americans have ditched major metropolitan areas during the pandemic, including New York and San Francisco, for more affordable states such as Texas - where Tesla CEO Elon Musk and other Silicon Valley big wigs have recently relocated.  The COVID-19 outbreak is fueling what some experts are calling a mass exodus of people from some of the largest tech and financial hubs in the country, who now have their sights set on areas with lower taxes and less government regulation.  Musk, 49, last week announced he had moved to the Lone Star State, months after criticizing California state officials over their strict coronavirus restrictions.  He was soon joined by tech giant Oracle Corp, which on Friday said it was moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, and will let employees choose their office locations and decide whether to work from home. Austin was ranked number one of...
    Michael Rainey Jr. is the star of "Power Book II: Ghost." Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ Michael Rainey Jr. spoke to Insider about his popular "Power" spin-off series, "Power Book II: Ghost." The 20-year-old actor said that it was a "blessing" to be one of the only young Black men leading a TV show right now and he takes his responsibility as a leading man seriously off-screen too. Rainey also shared his thoughts on why "Power" never got recognition from the Television Academy, despite its mega-success in the ratings. "The show is not really [for the] industry," the actor said. "It's very raw and authentic and I feel stuff like that doesn't really get the recognition it deserves in Hollywood...they don't really respect stuff like that as much as they really should." Warning: Spoilers ahead for the original "Power" series. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Michael...
    Getty As the first game of the preseason is fastly approaching, the starting lineup for the Golden State Warriors is starting to become more concrete. The Warriors have been a victim to injury and health issues during the entire offseason. With the absence of James Wiseman, Kevon Looney is looking like the front-runner for the starting position at center. After starting for three Looney is making a case to be the team’s first-string center for the foreseeable future. training camp practices, Looney is making a case to be the team’s first-string center for the foreseeable future. GettyLooney Seems to be Part of the PlanJoining Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the bench last season for the Warriors, Kevon Looney missed 40 games due to an accumulation of different injuries for the 2019-2020 NBA season. The 2019 first-rounder suffered from different injuries during the regular...
    Getty As the first game of the preseason is fastly approaching, the starting lineup for the Golden State Warriors is starting to become more concrete. The Warriors have been a victim to injury and health issues during the entire offseason. With the absence of James Wiseman, Kevon Looney is looking like the front-runner for the starting position at center. After starting for three Looney is making a case to be the team’s first-string center for the foreseeable future. training camp practices, Looney is making a case to be the team’s first-string center for the foreseeable future. Getty Looney Seems to be Part of the PlanJoining Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the bench last season for the Warriors, Kevon Looney missed 40 games due to an accumulation of different injuries for the 2019-2020 NBA season. The 2019 first-rounder suffered from different injuries during the regular season, including...
    It started as a spontaneous pep talk. Then this Starbucks barista became a lifeline for a boy with cancer. Disney Plus: Everything to know about Disneys streaming app Opinion: Atlanta Hawks, pairing with network of Black-owned banks, keep leading off the court There was an interesting moment in sports this week, one you may have missed, and it involved the Atlanta Hawks, the organization that continues to put its money where its basketball is. NBA team high-fives little boy The Tennessean (Nashville) See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Do you know what to do if youre in an accident? The Tennessean (Nashville) 10000000_844429866356779_5495816346001112415_n The Tennessean (Nashville) Tennessee Voices: A conversation with Spencer Wiggins The Tennessean (Nashville) Christie Cookie, the beloved, 35-year-old Nashville bakery, opens its new 12 South shop The Tennessean (Nashville) BlueCross...
    Author Kathleen Brush said Thursday that America is not only tolerant of racial minorities, it is leading the world in anti-racism. “America is one of the leading anti-racist nations,” Brush, the author of “Racism and Anti-Racism in the World Before and After 1945,” told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” She said she was inspired to research racism in America and to write her book as a response to U.S. politicians who routinely label their country as racist. (RELATED: Joe Biden: ‘America Was An Ideal … We’ve Never Lived Up To It’) “I have been studying racism around the world for more than a decade, including visiting 114 nations. I know what systemic racism looks like. It is opposite to the United States,” Brush told Carlson. The author noted that American President Franklin Roosevelt “parlayed American victory in World War II to get global powers to agree to end the...
    In an unspeakably difficult year, the Washington Business Journal is honoring seven top executives across industry sectors who have set a new standard and helped carry our region forward. They have borne the pandemic’s worst punches and worked to shield their employees and industries from its gravest wounds. Click on the links below to read profiles of the honorees of our 2020 CEO of the Year awards. CEO of the Year: José Andrés, ThinkFoodGroup and World Central Kitchen Covid-19 Response Leader Award: Richard Adams, United Bank Covid-19 Response Leader Award: Kathy Hollinger, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Nonprofit Leader of the Year: Dr. Wayne Frederick, Howard University Nonprofit Leader of the Year: Tonia Wellons, Greater Washington Community Foundation Small Business Owner of the Year: Stacey Price, Shop Made in D.C. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion: Horacio Rozanski, Booz Allen Hamilton Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.
    A Florida megachurch pastor has urged his congregants against taking the COVID-19 vaccine,  falsely claiming it will 'alter your DNA' and be used to track people down, and to 'believe in divine immunity' instead. Guillermo Maldonado, who is the founding Pentecostal pastor of King Jesus International Ministry based in Miami and is an avid Trump supporter, preached conspiracies about the vaccine to his congregation on Sunday.   'That is exactly what’s happening with COVID-19. They’re preparing the structure for the anti-Christ,' he said in a live-streamed bilingual sermon. 'The vaccine. They’re going to demand for you to have a vaccine in your passport and seal it. Otherwise, you will not able to travel. Because they’re preparing the way in the vaccine. [The vaccines] are made to alter your DNA,' he added. The FDA is slated to make its recommendation today on the Pfizer vaccine, which has already been approved in the...
    A lawsuit filed by Texas and backed by 17 other states at the Supreme Court could be our country's last hope at fixing "a broken, corrupt election system" and restoring public faith in the U.S. voting process, Sean Hannity said Wednesday. "Tonight, one thing is very clear," the "Hannity" host said at the start of his opening monologue. "If we don't fix what is a broken, corrupt election system, the country is in deep trouble." Missouri on Wednesday led the group of 17 states that filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court supporting the lawsuit aimed at delaying the appointment of presidential electors from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.  The suit is "truly significant," Hannity said, and is perceived as the Trump campaign's last-ditch legal effort to contest the 2020 election results. MISSOURI, 16 OTHER STATES FILE BRIEF SUPPORTING TEXAS SUIT VideoLOEFFLER AND PERDUE BACK TEXAS SUIT AIMING TO OVERTURN ELECTOR SLATES ON GEORGIA, OTHER STATES BIDEN WON "Let's be clear," Hannity said. "No state's attorney general, you've got to understand...
    (CNN Business)Google says it will examine the departure of a prominent Black female researcher in the field of ethics in artificial intelligence, whose recent, sudden exit has angered thousands of the company's employees and others in the tech and academic communities.In a memo sent Wednesday to Google (GOOG) employees, CEO Sundar Pichai said the company needs to "assess the circumstances" that led up to Timnit Gebru leaving Google last week, and examine "where we could have improved and led a more respectful process.""We will begin a review of what happened to identify all the points where we can learn — considering everything from de-escalation strategies to new processes we can put in place," he wrote in a memo that was first posted online by news website Axios and has been confirmed as authentic by CNN Business. A Google spokeswoman said the company had no comment. Gebru is known for her...
    Kyle Schwarber is attracting plenty of interest this offseason. The Chicago Cubs parted ways with one of the holdovers from the curse-breaking championship team, as outfielder Kyle Schwarber was let go following a subpar 2020 season. Even though he is coming off a rough campaign in 2020, the powerful left-hander will have some contenders interested in his services, even after raking at just a .188 clip in the shortened 2020 season. Per 670TheScore in Chicago, Schwarber is drawing interest from Tony La Russa and the White Sox. In addition, the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves have inquired about the powerful slugger.Kyle Schwarber could give some power to any AL team in need of a DHEven though his batting average will never come anything close to above average, Schwarber’s 30 home run power will make sure that there is a market for him this offseason. The problem with Schwarber’s player...
    A man has been busted by police after he pulled down his face mask down during a bank robbery.  Richard Jiles, 41, was arrested over the heist, which occurred at a Trustmark Bank in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday.  WAPT reports that Jiles is in custody, but has not yet been formally charged with any crime.  A bank robber has been busted by police after he pulled down his face mask down during his heist. The suspect has been identified as Richard Jiles, 41. He is in custody, but has not yet been formally charged Not too many brain cells here Following the hold-up, the Jackson Police Department tweeted out a series of surveillance images clearly showing the robber's face.  'A male fled with an undetermined amount cash after passing threatening note. Incident was captured on surveillance,' the department wrote.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Toddler dubbed...
    VIDEO7:4807:48Full interview with Uber CEO and Aurora CEO on sale of self-driving unitSquawk Box Uber announced Monday it was selling its self-driving unit, Advanced Technologies Group, to Aurora Innovation, but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he doesn't believe the company is giving up its self-driving play. "What's crucial is for us to have access to the very best and leading autonomous technology out there," Khosrowshahi said on CNBC's "Squawk Box." "What we want to make sure is as that technology is developed, it's developed for Uber network and is available for the Uber network at scale." Uber's co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick had viewed self-driving as an essential investment, saying in 2016 he believed the world would shift to autonomous vehicles. The company poured funds into the unit, but it brought high costs and safety challenges. As part of the deal, Khosrowshahi will join the Aurora's board, and the ride-sharing giant...
    Sleep, exercise and minimising stress are vital for a healthy immune system. So, too, is diet, explains Dr James DiNicolantonio, a leading U.S. cardiovascular research scientist, in his new book, The Immunity Fix.  Here he sets out ten of the key immune-boosting nutrients we need to stay healthy — with some surprising suggestions. Our immune system runs on nutrients that can often have a critical, albeit unseen, role — even our body’s ability to produce immune cells (from bone marrow) requires certain vitamins and minerals. As a result, our nutrient status plays a key role in how healthy our immune system is and how well we fight off infections. Sleep, exercise and minimising stress are vital for a healthy immune system. So, too, is diet, explains Dr James DiNicolantonio, a leading U.S. cardiovascular research scientist, in his new book, The Immunity Fix My research on the power of these...
    Colt McCoy’s back as a starting quarterback in the NFL, at least for a week, and it’s like riding a bike for McCoy, according to Giants head coach Joe Judge. “Colt’s got a lot of experience,” Judge told the official Giants website. “He doesn’t really miss a beat. He gets in there, it’s like riding a bike for this guy. He gets in there and he competes. Everything is very, very competitive with Colt.” McCoy gets a Week 13 start in 2020, his 11th year in the NFL, thanks to a hamstring injury preventing Daniel Jones from playing. That means McCoy leads NFC East-leading New York (4-7) against NFC West-leading Seattle (8-3) and Russell Wilson. Even when McCoy signed with the Giants, it seemed unlikely that the former Texas star could start a game deep into the season at the heart of a divisional race, but it’s 2020, so why...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci has confirmed that ordinary healthy Americans will not get their coronavirus vaccine until April, as he warned that the worst is yet to come. Fauci spoke on the day that COVID surpassed heart disease as the leading killer of Americans. A total of 11,820 people died from COVID-19 over the past week, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).  By comparison 10,724 died from ischemic heart disease; 3,965 from tracheal, bronchus and lung cancer; and 3,766 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Speaking at a CNN Town Hall on Friday night, Fauci reiterated the time frame for the rollout of vaccinations, which could begin within the next few weeks. Anthony Fauci (center) spoke to Anderson Cooper (left) and Sanjay Gupta (right) on Friday A medical staff member cleans a patient in the COVID-19 ICU at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston ...
    One of Vladimir Putin's leading experts on top secret hypersonic missiles has been detained on suspicion of high treason. Associate Professor Anatoly Gubanov, 63, is feared to have passed highly classified aviation design data to the West. The eminent physicist was held by Russia's FSB counterintelligence service in Moscow and faces between 12 and 20 years in prison if convicted. 'According to the investigation, Gubanov handed over secret aviation development data abroad,' said a law enforcement source. It is known that the leading scientist had worked with Western experts on an international project called Hexafly-Int aiming to develop a high speed passenger aircraft running on hydrogen fuel. One of Russia's leading hypersonic missile expert Anatoly Gubanov, 63, (pictured) has been detained on suspicion of high treason  The father of five, pictured with his wife and children, is feared to have passed highly classified aviation design data to the West. Top...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Check out the latest news and exclusive content the ABC7 Bay Area app has to offer this week.From The Archive: John Lennon & Yoko Ono visit San FranciscoABC News just uncovered this rare and incredible 10 minutes of raw footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono visiting San Francisco back in 1972. They ride a cable car, visit fisherman's wharf, and even play a song for the reporter. Oh yeah, and that ABC reporter... was the one and only Geraldo Rivera. This is a cna't miss blast from the past!Kamala: To Be The FirstAn ABC7 Original documentary this fascinating 30-minute video looks back at the Bay Area roots of now Vice President Elect Kamala Harris. We talked with some of her earliest friends and long time confidants to learn more about how the Bay Area helped shape the first female Vice President in our country's history.Localish:...
    SEATTLE (AP) — If anyone can relate to the situation currently facing the New York Giants, it’s Pete Carroll. A decade ago, Carroll was in his first season in Seattle. And for the entirety of that season, the NFC West was an ongoing punchline because of its futility that ended with the Seahawks winning the division title with a losing record. It sounds awfully familiar to the NFC East this year, which the Giants currently lead at 4-7 heading into Sunday’s matchup against the NFC West-leading Seahawks. “There were disparaging comments and people appalled at the thought that a team with a losing record would be in the playoffs, which I thought was hilarious at the time,” Carroll said. “But, you’re in your own division, you got to win your own division, and that means you got to have a better record than the rest of the...
    (CNN)Esports is the fast-growing, major money-making world of competitive video gaming. This global phenomenon is in a league of its own, where athletes may not look like your traditional sports stars -- yet have huge earning potential, massive brand endorsements and even their own fans.While many of the top players reside in Europe or the US, the African continent is looking to share in a global market that pulled in over $1 billion in 2019.One consulting firm projects Africa's gaming industry will increase by 12% in the next five years, with Egypt and South Africa leading the industry in revenue. Esports is a billion-dollar industry that attracts legions of fans, such as the ones who attended this 2019 tournament in Paris.This year, South African esports athlete Thabo "Yvng Savage" Moloi made history by becoming the first-ever player from Africa to be sponsored by Red Bull. At just 18 years...
    The Duke of Cambridge pays tribute to Africa's leading wildlife protectors in a teaser clip from this year's virtual Tusk Conservation Awards, which will be broadcast tomorrow. The annual ceremony celebrates the achievements of extraordinary people, whose work protecting Africa's natural heritage might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields.   Last year Kate Middleton was forced to miss the glittering event, held at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square followed by a reception at the National Portrait Gallery, because one of their children was ill and they couldn't organise childcare.  As part of this year's virtual ceremony, the Duke of Cambridge, 38, spoke via video call from Kensington Palace to nominees of the Tusk Award, a prize awarded to an individual who is judged to be an emerging leader in conservation.  The Duke of Cambridge pays tribute to Africa's leading wildlife protectors in a teaser clip from this year's virtual Tusk...
    Rinu Oduala is on the panel of a judicial inquiry in Lagos looking into police abuse Rinu Oduala is 22 years old and outspoken – Nigeria’s government feels so threatened by her that her bank account has been frozen. She was among tens of thousands of young Nigerians, including many women, who made history with the protests that swept the country in October against police brutality. Ms Oduala was one of the first to take to the streets after a video went viral of a man allegedly being killed by the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), sparking what became known as the EndSars demonstrations. She set up camp outside the Lagos governor’s office on 7 October, demanding the police unit be disbanded. As a media strategist, she knew how to rally people on social media to join her – organising blankets for people who ended up sleeping outside the...
    St. Louis Cardinals star pitcher Carlos Martínez was detained in the Dominican Republic for ignoring the COVID-19 protocols after he was spotted riding a motorcycle without wearing a mask. Videos posted on social media captured the Dominican native riding a three-wheel bike with urban singer La Perversa in tow as they were joined by a crowd of young men aboard scooters and motorcycles on a seaside avenue in his hometown of Puerto Plata on Sunday afternoon.   ESPN Deportes reported that the 29-year-old turned him to the National Police for his role in the incident, which was in clear violation of the social distancing measures that have been put in place to stop the spread of the pandemic. St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Carlos Martínez turned himself in to Dominican Republic authorities in his hometown of Puerto Plata on Sunday after he was seen violating the country's social distancing measures and...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is poised to announce his first Cabinet nominations on Tuesday, officials said, with secretary of state among the first positions he intends to reveal as he moves forward to form his new government.The leading contender for the top diplomatic post is Antony Blinken, multiple people familiar with the matter told CNN, a choice that would elevate a longtime foreign policy adviser into one of the most visible positions in the Cabinet.Blinken served in the Obama administration as deputy secretary of state and principal deputy national security adviser. He also served as national security adviser to Biden when he was vice president.A transition official told CNN on Sunday night that Blinken is seen as the leading contender, but offered the typical caveats that the announcement isn't official until Biden reveals it Tuesday.This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    Public health officials have been encouraging Americans to rethink their plans for Thanksgiving to reduce covid transmission, something Dr. Anthony Fauci warned about on CBS Sunday morning. On Face the Nation, Fauci spoke with Margaret Brennan about the record number of cases and hospitalizations facing the United States right now, noting it’s not just elderly people who are being hospitalized. “We’re in a very, very difficult situation at all levels,” he said. “So I think, I would hope, that the people who are pushing back on the recommendations for mitigation measures just look at the numbers, look at the facts. They’re staring us right in the face.” He emphasized they’re not talking about another nationwide lockdown, just simple mitigation measures like universal mask-wearing and avoiding crowds, particularly indoors. Fauci did offer some hope and say that “help is on the way,” but said people can’t get complacent with “covid...
    Police in Omaha have arrested several protesters after demonstrators outside their building, calling for the release of body-camera footage from a controversial shooting, refused to disperse. Protesters gathered in the Nebraska city on Friday night seeking answers following the death of Kenneth Jones. Jones, 35, was shot dead by police on Thursday at a traffic stop. Police said he was 'asked to exit the vehicle' and refused. 'A struggle ensued. Ofc discharged his weapon. Party was struck, transported and later died. Investigation is ongoing,' the police tweeted. Protesters in Omaha on Friday night demanded the release of the police footage Activists gathered outside Omaha police department urging action from the police chiefs Several dozen people were in the Nebraska city on Friday night calling for justice On Friday night dozens of protestors gathered on the sidewalk in front of the police building, chanting and holding up signs. RELATED...
    Colorado residents waited as long as 14 hours to get their hands on In-N-Out burgers and fries after the California chain opened two locations in the state Friday.  The line - and resulting traffic - got so out of hand that the Aurora Police Department resorted to using Twitter to beg people to support other local eateries and hit the In-N-Out Burger another day.  Those who stayed in line, however, were treated to at least one dustup, in which two would-be In-N-Out customers actually exited their cars and got into a fistfight during the wait.  Colorado residents waited as much as 14 hours to get takeout from the first two In-N-Out Burger restaurant locations that opened in the state Friday. The Aurora location is pictured Police in Aurora, Colorado, took to Twitter to announce traffic delays as a result of the lines of cars waiting to get into...
    (CNN)The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, died in a Belgrade hospital on Friday after contracting coronavirus, according to a statement from the church. Irinej, who was 90, led an open-casket funeral service for the church's top cleric in Montenegro, Metropolitan Amfilohije Radović, on November 1. Three days later, Irinej was admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.Amfilohije's body had been displayed in an open casket during the service before being interred in the crypt of the church in Podgorica, Montenegro.Patriarch Irinej pays respect to the Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Amfilohije Radović at his funeral in Podgorica, Montenegro on November 1. A large crowd had gathered in front of the crowded church, with only a few of the attendees inside the building wearing face coverings. Video of the service showed mourners kissing the deceased cleric's hands and forehead, as is custom. Read MoreNone of the priests, including...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Coronavirus is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to doctors at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During a virtual panel Thursday, doctors said COVID-19 is more lethal than cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, with nearly 250,000 Americans dying from the virus since January 2020. A Johns Hopkins spokesperson later said the doctor misspoke and that COVID-19 is less lethal than heart disease and cancer. On Tuesday, the United States reported 1,707 coronavirus deaths — the equivalent of at least one American dying per minute. It’s the highest recorded in the U.S. for the past six months, according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Immunity Can Last More Than Six Months, Study Suggests Will This Surge In COVID Cases Generate Herd Immunity? Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines As of Thursday, the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Coronavirus is now the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to doctors at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During a virtual panel Thursday, doctors said COVID-19 is more lethal than cancer, heart disease and other illnesses with nearly 250,000 Americans dying from the virus since January. Doctors at @JohnsHopkinsSPH have confirmed #COVID19 is now the leading cause of death in the US. They say its more lethal than cancer, heart disease, etc. with nearly 250,000 Americans dead since January 2020 @wjz pic.twitter.com/l5gstSdlmx — Rachael Cardin (@RachaelCardin) November 19, 2020 On Tuesday, the United States reported 1,707 coronavirus deaths — the equivalent of at least one American dying per minute. It’s the highest recorded in the U.S. for the past six months, according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center. As of Thursday, the U.S. was up to 1,848 coronavirus deaths and 170,161...
    New York Mets: Max Chernoff reportedly leading in the search for a president of baseball operations By: Andres Chavez November 18, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditIn order to start planning for next season and deciding on any roster moves or improvements, the New York Mets should designate their new president of baseball operations. After that, they will likely appoint a new general manager and then decided on whether or not they will retain Luis Rojas as the team skipper. That is, apparently, the plan that new owner Steve Cohen and Mets’ president Sandy Alderson are going to follow. The New York Mets are expected to make some noise during free agency, but these steps must be completed first. Several names have been mentioned in recent days for both positions. Oakland A’s general manager David Forst, Tampa Bay Rays’ special assistant Bobby Heck, and former...
    “The most deleterious force for America and for conservatism has been Fox News leading people astray,” conservative author Ann Coulter told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview last Thursday following her lecture at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. When asked if there is a future for populist conservative media on television, Coulter said, “We’d all be better off if TV went under altogether.” “Everyone on TV, as we found out briefly this week, they’re just the pretty faces for whatever the plutocrat behind the screen wants,” Coulter said. She was referring to an incident on November 9, when Fox News host Neil Cavuto cut away from live footage of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaking during a Trump campaign press conference. McEnany was discussing alleged voter fraud during the presidential election.   “I saw, live, Cavuto cut away from Kayleigh McEnany. That was so shocking,” Coulter said....
    Superstar Aamir Khan on Monday mourned the death of legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay, who passed away the day before at the age of 85. In an Instagram post, Aamir shared that the late actor’s work will continue to bring joy to all cinephiles. “Indian Cinema has lost one of its leading lights. My heartfelt condolences to Soumitraji’s family, and to all his fans. His work will continue to bring joy to all of us. RIP Shri Soumitra Chatterjee,” Aamir wrote. A Staunch Leftist, Soumitra Chatterjee Spoke About Socio-Political Issues Through His Roles The Dadasaheb Phalke recipient thespian’s death was confirmed on Sunday morning by a bulletin from Kolkata’s Belle Vue Hospital, where he had received Covid treatment. “We declare with heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his last at 12.15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul,” said the...
    Matt Patricia. AP Photo/John Bazemore Detroit Lions players reportedly did not enjoy head coach Matt Patricia's effort to bring the "Patriot Way" to the team. According to a report from Kalyn Kahler at Bleacher Report, players celebrated the end of the 2018 season with mimosas in the locker room, excited to finally have escaped Patricia. With the Lions now 3-5 and in last place in the NFC North, it's unclear how much longer Patricia will be leading the team. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Matt Patricia's tenure as head coach of the Detriot Lions hasn't been very successful. In his third season leading the franchise, Patricia has a 12-25-1 record since leaving his gig as Patriots defensive coordinator to take a swing as a head coach. While his team's paltry record on the field is already representative of his lack of success, anecdotes from the team's...
    Entertainment : LIMA (AP) – The university student Yessenia Medina could not concentrate on her virtual classes because she was thinking about the crisis in Peru. Before last Monday, he had never been outraged by a political issue, but then he learned from Facebook that Congress dismissed President Martin Vizcarra and at night he wanted to go out to protest in the most important square in the capital. However, due to the distance that separates his home from the site of the protest, he had to wait until Thursday to join with his mother several thousand Peruvians in one of the most crowded marches of the last 20 years. “He was fired for his own interests rather than the interests of the people,” 23-year-old Yessenia told The Associated Press while writing with red marker on cardboard. “They won’t shut us up, you sons of...
    Jerry Rawlings in 2001 Ghana’s longest-serving leader, former flight lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, who died on Thursday, was an influential figure for a generation of people like me born in the late 1970s. At the time he got involved in national politics, Ghana was in the throes of food shortages and a dire economic situation that had led to rampant inflation. People remember him for leading by example. When he showed up he got involved. I remember watching him on the daily evening newscast on black and white TV as a little boy. Spellbinding speaker Video clips showed a bare-chested officer in a military jumpsuit leading teams of volunteers hammering in nails and lifting timber planks into place to build rail tracks needed to cart cocoa beans from farms deep inland to the harbours to earn much-needed export revenue. Crowds turned out to hear him chastise the political elite...
    Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen shares the love after emotion week By: Geoff Magliocchetti November 13, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditBuffalo Bills fans came through for Josh Allen after a big win on Sunday. Their contributions did not go unnoticed. Josh Allen’s protection went far beyond his blockers on Sunday. Hours after Allen learned after the passing of his grandmother Patricia, Allen guided his Buffalo Bills to a statement victory over the Seattle Seahawks, earning 415 passing yards and four total touchdowns in a 44-34 decision. The win over the NFC-leading Seahawks allowed the Bills to create their best nine-game start since their last AFC title season in 1993. It was another tally, however, that truly made Allen smile. After the Bills’ historic triumph, Allen noticed an outpouring of donations to John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, a Buffalo children’s hospital that Allen frequently visits....
    UNCLE SAM has never had so many stars earning their stripes in the Champions League. Over the years, only a handful of American players have ever cut the mustard on this side of the Atlantic. 4Christian Pulisic is leading a new wave of European-based US youngstersCredit: Getty But now, Chelsea ace Christian Pulisic is leading a new wave of European-based US youngsters who are giving fresh hope to national team boss Gregg Berhalter. A record 10 Champions League players are in his squad to take on Wales in tonight’s Cardiff friendly. Alongside 22-year-old Pulisic, Barcelona’s Sergino Dest (20), Bayern Munich’s Chris Richards (23), RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams (21) Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie (22) and Borussia Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna - the 17-year-old son of former Sunderland midfielder Claudio - are all thrilling Berhalter. With the MLS heading into the play-offs, Berhalter’s team is made up entirely of those playing outside the...
    Yeardley Love’s mother has spent a decade working to end relationship abuse Biden moves forward without help from Trumps intel team Check the Tape: This run concept has Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook leading the NFL in rushing There’s a run game concept that I keep seeing over and over again every week, and while it’s not new, it remains highly effective.  It’s called the split zone, and on this week’s episode of the Yahoo Sports original web series “Check the Tape” — which is located above and is expertly stitched together by my main man Ron Schiltz — former All-Pro running back Brian Westbrook and Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry joined me to explain how it works, and why it’s so effective. Henry, arguably the league’s most physically imposing back at 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, even walks me through a classic split-zone chunk gain he had earlier this...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is poised to name his White House chief of staff as early as Thursday, with longtime adviser Ron Klain the leading finalist for the post, three people familiar with the matter tell CNN.Biden is also narrowing in on selecting the rest of his senior team of West Wing advisers, CNN has learned, with some announcements also possible before the end of the week, followed by others in weeks to come.Klain served as Biden's chief of staff during the opening years of his vice presidency and has been seen as the top prospect for the critical job as gatekeeper to the president. Klain also served as White House Ebola response coordinator in 2014 and has taken considerable interest in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, which is a central priority for the incoming Biden administration.Biden does not expect to make any announcements on Cabinet nominations until after Thanksgiving,...
    To say "The Bachelorette" has been unprecedented this season is a major understatement. Or maybe it's just par for the course for 2020.With "The Bachelorette, 2.0" Tayshia Adams is officially taking over the rose-presenting duties.Adams is no stranger to loyal fans of Bachelor Nation. She was a finalist early last year when Colton Underwood was the Bachelor. Then she took a trip over to "Bachelor in Paradise."But when Clare Crawley fell hard for Dale Moss at the start of this season, producers knew they needed a Plan B. Adams was on asked to be on standby and then got the call to come save the season."I was at home, doing the whole quarantine life like everybody else. In fact I was in my bed, eating doughnuts, reading a book," said Adams. "You know, I had to do a few things, I had to talk to my parents. It wasn't a...
    The world finally received uplifting COVID-19 news this week when Pfizer announced its vaccine appears to be more than 90 percent effective — but there are plenty of other potential immunizations in the works, too. In fact, the US and other countries are hoping to have a variety to choose from once the vaccines win their race toward government approval. Here is how some of the leading vaccines work and how they differ: Pfizer/BioNTech How it works: Specially manufactured mRNA, or genetic material, is injected into cells, directing the body to create a tiny amount of coronavirus spike proteins. The body’s immune system then responds by making antibodies to the proteins, which protects the person if exposed to COVID-19 down the road. This type of messenger RNA vaccine has never been approved for humans. How close to market: US health officials have predicted the vaccine will soon get the necessary...
    England's leader Catholic Cardinal prioritised the reputation of the church before children who were sexually abused by priests, an inquiry found today.  Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster Diocese, failed to tackle abusive priests and left other children vulnerable to exploitation, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) found. The IICSA highlighted the case of Father James Robinson, a serial paedophile, who was moved to another parish within the Archdiocese of Birmingham after complaints were first made in the 1980s.   Cardinal Vincent Nichols said the prohibition was 'not supported' by scientific evidence and accused the Government of 'a misunderstanding of the importance of religious faith' Father Robinson later fled to the US but was extradited back to the UK where he was convicted in 2010 of 21 sexual offences against four boys and jailed for 21 years. The report also said progress following reviews into the Catholic Church's...
    Family Thanksgivings may be looking a bit smaller across the US this year, but one thing is (probably) for sure: Californians will have their mashed potatoes, New Yorkers must have stuffing, and Georgians won't be happy without a Pyrex full of macaroni and cheese. The career site Zippia used Google Trends data to figure out the most popular Thanksgiving sides by state, breaking down the top side dish people can't live without on the fourth Thursday in November. Mashed potatoes won in the most states — ten — while mac 'n cheese, green been casserole, and rolls were among the other American favorites. Trends: The career site Zippia used Google Trends data to figure out the most popular Thanksgiving sides by state The five most popular Thanksgiving side dishes  Mashed potatoes  Green bean casserole  Mac and cheese Stuffing Biscuits and rolls  Mashed potatoes were the top-searched side in California, Colorado, Connecticut,...
    Please surprise After years of orbiting and finally touching to collect samples from the asteroid Pennu, NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft has made another amazing discovery. The fast-rotating space rock near the Earth looks empty, According to A news release. Not only that, but scientists at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who analyzed new data from the lander, found that the pen was spinning so fast that it seemed to be slowly tearing itself apart, gradually sending rocks and dust into space.Smooth landingWhen NASA touched down, scientists were amazed at how much Pennu crashed beneath OSIRIS-REx How rocky It was blown through a puff of nitrogen baked to release the samples. But after directing some data, it makes more sense: the gravitational force of the pen is surprisingly weak for an object of its size, leading researchers have concluded that it looks more like an egg with a shell than a...
    Jonah Hill in "Superbad." Columbia Pictures; Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP It’s been 13 years since "Superbad" hit theaters, and the teen comedy helped launch the careers of its leading cast.  Today, Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are both Academy Award-nominated actors, and they've successfully transitioned between comedic and dramatic roles.  Michael Cera continued to work on the hit show "Arrested Development" and went on to many successful films. Seth Rogen has gone on to a huge career in comedy, and Bill Hader is now an acting legend from his work on TV and in movies.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "Superbad" became an instant hit when it was released in 2007. The teen comedy follows high-school friends Seth and Evan who embark on a mission to party and lose their virginities before they graduate. Many of the leading actors went on to become massive stars after its release,...
    New York (CNN Business)CVS Health has announced that Karen Lynch will be elevated to CEO, making her the 40th female chief executive on the Fortune 500 list.Lynch will replace the current CEO, Larry Merlo, on February 1. Merlo will continue to serve on the board of directors until he retires in May. Lynch is currently the executive vice president of CVS Health (CVS) and president of Aetna, the insurance company it bought in 2018. CVS Health's incoming CEO Karen Lynch.Lynch has been with Aetna since 2012. She has had a "critical leadership role" in CVS' integration of Aetna into the company and helping lead the redesign and strategy of its stores. In a release, she said she will "continue to make health care more accessible and affordable, driving better health outcomes for our consumers and communities."She will join 39 other woman on the largely white and male Fortune 500 CEO...
    BRITAIN has already passed the second peak of coronavirus cases, one of the country's leading experts has claimed. Professor Tim Spector said new data shows Covid-19 infections are falling - but a time lag means this won't be reflected in death figures for a month. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Professor Tim Spector said new data shows Covid-19 infections are fallingCredit: Alamy The King's College London epidemiologist, who has been leading the ZOE Covid Symptom Study app, also suggested the crucial R rate had dropped to 1. Sharing his findings on Twitter, he said: "Further evidence today from our Zoe CSS survey that we have passed the peak in second wave new cases in the UK. "There will be a four week lag before this is seen in a decline in deaths and 1-2 weeks in hospitalisation. R value close to one...
            by Robert Romano  States are still counting votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, Georgia and North Carolina — and with disputed deadlines currently allowing absentee ballots to still be received days after the election in Pennsylvania and North Carolina — it is simply too close to call the presidential race. President Donald Trump carried Ohio, Florida and Iowa by big margins despite many mainstream news polls saying he would lose those states handily — which are little better than astrology at this point — and is still promising to take the race for the White House to the Supreme Court with litigation, presumably challenging any late ballots that come in. Anything could happen. But in the Senate, Republicans have won key races in South Carolina, Iowa and Montana, and retaken the Alabama Senate seat, and at the moment appear to be leading in Michigan, Georgia, Maine and North Carolina....
    Prince Georges crime report British retailer Marks & Spencer just posted its first half-year loss in 94 years ‘Among the losers on election night were America’s pollsters’ — why were they wrong again? In 2016, the pollsters had Hillary Clinton, President Trump’s Democratic opponent, with a comfortable lead heading into election. They were wrong. In 2020, the pollsters were apparently wrong again. © JEFF KOWALSKY Detroit election workers work on counting absentee ballots for the 2020 general election. “Among the losers on election night were America’s pollsters,” said Jeffrey M. Berry, a political science professor at Tufts University, via email. “Whatever the final result, there appears to have been a broad and systematic error in predicting the election outcome. Coming on the heels of the 2016 election, this undermines confidence in the industry.” Berry said a “full explanation awaits the technical post-mortems but it’s clear that the pollsters...
    Counting is Wisconsin has gone right down to the wire with Biden hanging on to a wafer-thin lead over President Trump. With 95 per cent of ballots tallied and only 8,000 votes - 0.24 per cent - separating the candidates, the world is watching which way the state will finally break.   If it flips blue Biden will be within touching distance of the White House and realistically only have to clinch one other battleground state to triumph.  Counting is Wisconsin has gone right down to the wire with Biden commanding only a wafer-thin lead over President Trump RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'We were told this was going to be a landslide!' Piers... Conservative pundits blast liberal media for writing off... Share this article Share A victory in Wisconsin would pitch him at 248, meaning he only needed 22 more electoral college...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the California election (all times local): 12:30 a.m. A measure to expand California’s digital privacy law has maintained its lead with 11 million votes counted. Proposition 24 was leading with 56% of the vote as of early Wednesday but it was still too early to call the contest. The measure would update a law approved two years ago that gave Californians the right to know what personal information companies collect about them online. Proposition 24 also would triple the fines for companies that violate kids’ privacy. Proponents say the measure will strengthen California’s privacy law and help hold big business accountable. Opponents argue that the 52-page initiative is too complicated for voters and it’s too soon to rewrite a law that just took effect. 12:05 a.m. A California ballot measure to partially dismantle the state’s 42-year-old system of tying property taxes to the...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California election (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A California ballot measure that would exempt Uber, Lyft and other app-based delivery drivers from being classified as company employees eligible for benefits and job protections was leading in early vote counts. The $220 million measure — bankrolled largely by the titans of the gig economy — is the most expensive in state history. It had 57% of more than 6.6 million votes counted Tuesday. Supporters say Proposition 22 would allow drivers to maintain the freedom to work hours they choose. Opponents say the companies exploit drivers to keep profits high. 9:15 p.m. A ballot measure to reinstate affirmative action in California government was trailing in early results Tuesday Public polling had indicated that Proposition 16 was struggling, suggesting that voters may not be ready to repeal a quarter-century-old ban on affirmative action in public...
    Early results from several key battleground states show President Donald Trump running further ahead than suggested in polls that had placed them in Joe Biden's column, suggesting the 'hidden Trump vote' may again play a role in the presidential election. Final polls ahead of the election from Quinnipiac, Reuters/Ipsos and CNBC/Change showed Biden leading in Florida by 5 points, 4 points, and 3 points respectively, suggesting the Democrat would take the key state. Yet with 98 percent of Florida reporting, Trump led Biden at 51.3 percent to 47.8 percent -- though the notoriously fickle state remained too close to call for many outlets. Across the country, battleground states such as North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin showed Trump leading with partial results reported, raising the prospect that polls showing those states leaning toward Biden might have been flawed. Your browser does not support iframes. A Morning Consult poll out...
    MSNBC contributor Al Sharpton suggested that Cuban-American voters in Florida are susceptible to Republican “propaganda” about Democrats and socialism. Sharpton made the statement Tuesday evening while analyzing with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow 2020 election returns in Florida, where Cuban-American support had helped President Donald Trump to a significant lead in the state. WATCH: “This is where we’re seeing the Democrat is holding his own,” Sharpton said, speaking of the Hispanic vote in North Carolina. “And [Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom] Tillis could be in trouble.” “We don’t have the same dynamics that we have in Florida where you have like in Miami-Dade … a large Cuban influence in terms of Cuban voters who look more to the propaganda that we’re dealing with socialism and all that offset a large black turnout,” he continued before moving to the race in Georgia. While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading among...
    At age 25, Republican Madison Cawthorn is set to be the youngest congressman in recent history after winning a dramatic election for White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’s former seat. Cawthorn is projected to win North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District and, as of Tuesday night, is leading with about 54% to Davis’s 43%. Soon after his projected victory was declared, Cawthorn tweeted, "Cry more, lib." Cry more, lib.— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) November 4, 2020 The race in the normally reliably red district had been closely watched given that polls showed it tighter than initially expected. Surveys from both parties showed a single-digit race in the days leading up to Election Day, with Republicans pouring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad support for Cawthorn, according to Politico. Cawthorn shot to national prominence after defeating Lynda Bennett in the GOP primary earlier this...
    A DEFIANT Donald Trump says “winning is easy” as he trails rival Joe Biden in most of America’s key swing states. The US President, 74, is hoping to win a second term tonight after a tumultuous four years in which he has been impeached and seen the country’s economy crash amid the coronavirus pandemic. ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the very latest on the 2020 race to the White House 8Donald Trump believes he will win the election by a wider margin than in 2016Credit: EPA 8According to the polls, Joe Biden is leading in nearly every swing state Credit: AP:Associated Press But despite polls suggesting he will lose the election to former Vice President Biden, 77, Trump was in confident mood today insisting he would win by a wider margin that in 2016. Speaking at his campaign headquarters in Virginia, Trump said: “You know, winning is...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — All across the Southland and other parts of the U.S. as voters are casting their ballots, law enforcement agencies are also preparing for the outcome of what has been a contentious election campaign. While Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and local police and sheriff’s departments have clarified that there are no confirmed attempts of upcoming unrest on election day, officials are still taking steps to be prepared. “We are very prepared for the elections, but at the same time, I don’t want to buy into a narrative that there’s going to be chaos during our elections,” Garcetti said. “We prepare for the worst, but we are hoping and expect generally the best.” As businesses board up throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to protect themselves from looting similar to what was seen during protests against police brutality, police are increasing their patrols and adding more personnel...
    Some of the most common medical treatments we rely on are out of date and may even be bad for us, says Dr Paul Offit, a leading U.S. paediatrician and expert in immunology and virology, who developed the vaccine against rotavirus, an infection that can cause life-threatening diarrhoea in children and babies.  Here, Dr Offit examines various treatments to help YOU ask your doctor the right questions about your care… Full course of tablets is often unnecessary This is the advice in the UK school curriculum: ‘Always complete the full prescription, even if you feel better, because stopping antibiotics early promotes the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.’ But the opposite is true. The longer the course of antibiotics, the greater the chance bacteria will learn to become resistant. The misconception about how long to give antibiotics began with one of the first patients to receive them. In 1941, Albert Alexander was given penicillin...
    Clemson running back Travis Etienne is now the ACC’s leading rusher. Travis Etienne has often been overshadowed during his time at Clemson, but he got the recognition he’s been deserving of with a career milestone in the game vs. Boston College. Etienne became the ACC’s leading rusher after a fourth-quarter carry to pass former North Carolina State back Ted Washington. The record stood since 1978 with Florida State’s Dalvin Cook coming within 150 yards during his three-year career with the Seminoles. Washington had 4,602 yards during his career, but he’s bumped down to the ACC’s second-leading rusher with Etienne now the standard-bearer. This wouldn’t have been possible if Etienne didn’t return for his senior season, bypassing the chance to be a top-50 pick in the NFL Draft.Travis Etienne is the ACC’s leading rusherAll. Time.#RunETN @swaggy_t1 pic.twitter.com/3m02Mj9vIQ — Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) October 31, 2020 Travis Etienne is now the all-time...
    Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019.Erin Scott | Reuters Four years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it "a pretty crazy idea" that fake news on Facebook could have influenced the election that handed Donald Trump the presidency.  Today, the idea that social media can influence political events is far less debatable. In the years since 2016, independent researchers and a bipartisan Senate committee have found that Russian actors purposefully spread disinformation on social media to meddle in U.S. elections. Zuckerberg himself said in 2017 he regretted being dismissive of the suggestion that Facebook could be used for such purposes. Since 2016, lawmakers have only grown more skeptical of the tech platforms. That scrutiny was exacerbated by the revelation that a political analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica had gained access to information about Facebook users without their...
    Sincere McCormick is the nation’s leading rusher, and he’s also hoping to put UTSA on the map. The UTSA Roadrunners went to 4-3 on the season with a 27-26 win over Louisiana Tech last weekend. After a slow start (12 carries for 30 yards in the first half, as the Roadrunners trailed 19-6), Sincere McCormick ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns on a program-record (and FBS high this season) 37 carries. Via 247 Sports, UTSA running backs coach Julian Griffin challenged McCormick at halftime of the game. “Are you really the nation’s leading rusher or are you just another running back?” McCormick got 10 carries on UTSA’s touchdown drive to open the second half. He is leading the country in rushing with 867 yards, 150 yards clear of anyone else. Having played seven games when many others haven’t even played two is a factor there, but the sophomore back...
    Beijing’s top medical advisor has claimed that China is 'very unlikely' to have a second wave of coronavirus outbreak, although the pandemic will continue ravaging the rest of the world. Dr Zhong Nanshan, who was appointed to lead the country's fight against COVID-19, said today that a second wave had already struck many countries worldwide as the global health crisis worsened during the approaching winter. But the Chinese expert insisted that a new round of COVID-19 outbreak ‘is very unlikely’ in his country which has ‘a complete set of defence and control mechanisms’ against the virus. Beijing’s top medical advisor has claimed that China is 'very unlikely' to have a second wave of coronavirus outbreak, although the pandemic will continue ravaging the rest of the world. In this file photo, commuters are pictured crossing a road in Beijing on October 22 Dr Zhong Nanshan (pictured in file photo...
    THE honours and accolades are being piled on to Marcus Rashford — and justifiably so. An MBE, a national treasure, a potential BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the greatest living Englishman. 4Marcus Rashford has been craving the chance to lead Man United's attackCredit: Getty 4Boris Johnson and the Tories know how good Rashford is coming from the leftCredit: Alamy Live News Rashford’s extraordinary dedication to his campaigning against child poverty has fully earned him all this. Yet there is one status Rashford has craved above all in his 4.5 years as a first-team player — that of Manchester United’s first-choice starting centre-forward. And in Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League rout of Germans RB Leipzig, he looked closer than ever to fulfilling that aim. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news After the Bundesliga leaders were filleted by Rashford’s 16-minute hat-trick, there was some sarcastic chuckling between...
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As California coach Justin Wilcox looks to navigate a season like no other, he can at least lean on a veteran quarterback who has endured his share of trials winning the job. Chase Garbers has emerged as a reliable option under center at a school that has produced its share of elite quarterbacks but most recently had shined on the defensive side of the ball. Garbers redshirted then played through a pair of quarterback competitions to become the Golden Bears’ offensive leader. Now, Garbers is the most experienced quarterback in the Pac-12, an understated star who leads all others in the conference at his position for starts and wins. “Experience this year will be a huge part of anyone’s success especially with the shortened season that we have,” Garbers said. “I think we’re one of the most experienced teams in the Pac-12 this year and...
    A pair of pollsters who accurately predicted President Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 analyzed the state of the presidential race during a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.” Robert Cahaly of Trafalgar Group and Matt Towery of Insider Advantage, both of whom according to Fox News host Sean Hannity predicted Trump’s victory in 2016, again struck a different tone from most polls that show Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with a sizeable lead less than a week before Election Day. The current Real Clear Politics average gives Biden a national lead of 7.1% over Trump. Cahaly told Hannity that he sees Trump’s chances in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin “in very much the same way” as he saw them in 2016. “These states are very close, the margins of error are very tight,” he said. “I’ve said it many times, I’m very concerned about voter fraud, especially in Pennsylvania, but...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Tampa Bay Rays are going with the same nine players in the batting order for Game 6 against Tony Gonsolin, but shuffled the top four for their second game in this World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie right-hander. First baseman Ji-Man Choi is leading off Tuesday night, followed by left fielder Randy Arozarena, designated hitter Austin Meadows and second baseman Brandon Lowe. In Game 2 last Wednesday, when the Rays won 6-4, it went Meadows, Lowe, Arozarena and Choi. The rest of the lineup is the same, right fielder Manuel Margo batting fifth, ahead of third baseman Joey Wendle, shortstop Willy Adames, center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and catcher Mike Zunino. In the leadoff spot this season, Choi is hitting .115...
    Joe Biden has put the official mark on Georgia’s battleground state status, with a campaign visit Tuesday to Warm Springs—the site of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s favorite retreat—and to Atlanta for a drive-in rally. Early voting is already at record-breaking levels, and growing every day. “Kamala Harris on Friday, Jill Biden twice in two weeks and now Biden is visiting Tuesday,” state Rep. Calvin Smyre told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Georgia is pivotal and back on the political map.” A recent poll finds that young voters—who overwhelmingly support Joe Biden—are far more enthusiastic about voting this year than in 2016. Volunteer with NextGen America to send text messages to young voters in 11 battleground states and help them make a plan to vote. A new Civiqs poll is among a handful that show Biden leading in Georgia, while several other polls show an essentially tied race. Georgia also has not one but two competitive Senate races, and...
    A men wearing a mask walk at the Shanghai Stock Exchange building at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 3, 2020.Aly Song | Reuters BEIJING — Chinese companies are piling into what they see as a window of opportunity to raise billions from global stock markets, amid a host of uncertainties from the coronavirus pandemic to political tensions. Just take Alibaba-affiliated fintech giant Ant Group, which is set to launch its long-awaited, massive initial public offering beginning next week. The dual listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai's STAR board is slated to surpass the record $29.4 billion float by oil giant Saudi Aramco almost a year ago. The debut of Ant Group builds on a trend. One-fifth of global public listings in the first nine months of this year, or 180 of them,...
    The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, and Megan Thee Stallion are leading the pack with the most nominations for the American Music Awards. Both The Weeknd, 30, and Ricch, 22, have eight nominations and Megan Thee Stallion is the next leading nominee with five, including for new artist of the year. The two leading male artists will compete for artist of the year against Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, it was announced Monday. Other contenders include Ricch, Lewis Capaldi, Doja Cat, DaBaby and Lil Baby. 2020 CMT MUSIC AWARDS: COMPLETE WINNERS LIST The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, and Megan Thee Stallion are leading the pack with the most nominations for the American Music Awards. (Getty) This year’s ceremony will feature several new categories, including new rap and hip-hop honors and several new awards for Latin music. The AMAs will be held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and air live on ABC...
    Medics and high-risk patients are likely to receive Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine before the end of the year, the professor leading the project said. Adrian Hill said emergency approval would allow those most in need to receive the jab while the final trials are still under way. Full authorisation would then follow, meaning the rest of the population could receive the vaccine from early 2021. Adrian Hill (pictured), the professor leading the Oxford coronavirus vaccine programme, said patients could receive the jab by the end of the year Professor Hill, founder and director of the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute, admitted timing was tight to begin vaccinations before Christmas – but insisted it was indeed possible. 'Billions of doses' are already being produced at ten factories across the globe by a consortium led by British drugs firms AstraZeneca, he said. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Edward Snowden Fast Facts A 24-year-old engineer created a website that tells you if your McDonalds has a working ice-cream machine Opinion: S&P 500 corporate boards lack diversity, but these top companies are leading change — and the stock market rewards them OUTSIDE THE BOX © Getty Images / iStockphoto / fizkes Amid rising political heat over diversity in America, it’s good to zero in on racial and gender inclusion across the nation’s boardrooms. You’ll see both progress and challenges. One new discovery up front: the best shareholders in America appreciate board diversity.  Load Error Few dispute female and minority underrepresentation on corporate boards compared to the population. Although Blacks comprise 13.4% of the U.S. population, close to 200 companies in the S&P 500 (SPX)have no Black director and only 8% of that cohort’s directors are Black, based on data collated by Institutional Shareholder Services.  While every S&P...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the third hour, Carmichael and Leahy discuss the LLC’s, company’s, and emails leaving money trails from Hunter Biden to Joe Biden. Carmichael added that he felt that sorry for Hunter Biden as he interpreted the actions of a father taking advantage of his drug-addicted son. (Lindsey Graham clip plays) Leahy: And that is Senator Lindsey Graham. He himself chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in who is in a very tight race in South Carolina. Looks like it’s going to be the closest race in his career. The other race of course the big race the presidential race had...
    Vasiliy Lomachenko apologizes to fans, says a rematch is up to Teofimo Lopez Jr. William Does Not Foresee Reconciling With Harry, Says Royal Biographer How the Pandemic Is Leading To Homebuyer’s Remorse Although the coronavirus pandemic has caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and has sunk the economy into a recession, the housing market has remained unexpectedly hot. The real estate market has been trending upwards in recent months, and in August, existing U.S. home sales reached a 14-year high, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. © Sean Locke Photography / Shutterstock.com agent selling home to a couple With mortgage rates reaching record lows and many Americans looking to upgrade their living spaces as they spend more time at home, it?s a tempting time to buy a new home ? despite the high real estate prices. But some new homebuyers who purchased a...
    Belgium's foreign minister and former premier Sophie Wilmes has been taken into intensive care suffering from COVID-19, her office said today.   The 45-year-old, who was prime minister until three weeks ago, is conscious and her condition stable, her spokesman said. Wilmes said on Saturday she had tested positive and that she had probably caught the virus from a relative rather than at work.   Wilmes led the country through the first six months of the pandemic, then switched jobs after her minority administration was replaced by a majority coalition this month.  Newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Sophie Wilmes is seen during the handover ceremony at the ministry in Brussels, on October 1, 2020 Alexander De Croo, who took over as prime minister at the start of October, said on Twitter he hoped she would recover swiftly. 'No one is immune to this virus. All together, we...
    President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are set to square off in the second and final presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle in Nashville, Tennessee, at Belmont University on Oct. 22. The debate topics are set to leave out some of the most important voter issues, including the economy, healthcare and the Supreme Court.
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Leading European lawmaker says the EU has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Ryan Fitzpatrick. AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday that the team would bench starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Fitzpatrick, who had been playing well for the Dolphins, leading the team to a 3-3 record to start the season including two straight wins, told reporters he was heartbroken by the news. "It broke my heart yesterday," Fitzpatrick said. "It's a tough thing for me to hear and to now have to deal with, but I'm going to do my best with it." On Sunday, Fitzpatrick had cheered on Tagovailoa as he got his first NFL snaps on the Dolphins' final drive of the game. Now Fitzpatrick will have to figure out a way to continue supporting his rookie teammate after having lost the starting job to him. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday that...
    Tony Schwartz, the co-author of “Trump: The Art of The Deal,” said Rush Limbaugh has had a “horrific” influence on the country. “I want to say this before his death: Rush Limbaugh has had a horrific–truly horrific–impact on America. He is a leading member of the National Hall of Shame,” Schwartz tweeted on Tuesday. (RELATED: Rush Limbaugh Begins Third Wave Of Cancer Treatment) I want to say this before his death: Rush Limbaugh has had a horrific — truly horrific — impact on America. He is a leading member of the National Hall of Shame. — Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) October 20, 2020 Limbaugh was diagnosed in January with advanced lung cancer and announced it on Feb. 3. He said Monday that his condition has worsened, according to Outkick. Limbaugh said that doctors will be changing his treatment and discussed how he copes. Rush Limbaugh just announced on his radio...
    President Donald Trump said on a Monday campaign staff call that he plans on doing 5 rallies a day leading up to the election. “We are going to win,” the president said, according to New York Post reporter Ebony Bowden. “I wouldn’t have told you that maybe two or three weeks ago.” On campaign staff call just now, President Trump says he plans to do five rallies a day leading up to election. “We are going to win. I wouldn’t have told you that maybe two or three weeks ago,” he says, admitting it wasn’t easy to go from hospital back to campaign trail. — Ebony Bowden (@ebonybowden) October 19, 2020 “We’re going to win. You’re going to work your assess off,” Trump added. “The only way we can lose this election is if they cheat.” The president also told his campaign team to ignore negative news. Trump was...
    Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a 1.3 percent edge over President Donald Trump in battleground Wisconsin — a lead within the survey’s margin of error — a Trafalgar Group survey released Monday found. The survey shows Biden leading the president by 1.3 percent, garnering 47.6 percent to the president’s 46.3 percent. The Democrat candidate’s lead is well within the survey’s +/- 2.94 percent margin of error, pointing to a virtual tie in the Badger State. The poll, fielded October 14-16 among 1,051 likely general election voters, found 2.8 percent remaining undecided, followed by 2.2 percent backing Libertarian Jo Jorgensen, and 1.1 percent choosing “someone else”: Our new @trafalgar_group #2020Election #BattlegroundState #WIpoll conducted Oct 14-16 shows a shrinking Biden lead: 47.6% @JoeBiden,46.3% @realDonaldTrump,2.2% @Jorgensen4POTUS,1.1% Other,2.8% Und. See Report: https://t.co/ihbIlWchF5 pic.twitter.com/BbF6FHRuv4 — Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) October 19, 2020 October’s survey indicates a slight move in Trump’s direction, as Trafalgar Group’s...
    SAN ANTONIO – Public transportation is an ongoing issue in San Antonio and as Election Day nears, voters will help decide a future plan for VIA Transit. President and CEO of VIA, Jeff Arndt, joined Leading SA to break down the current state of public transit and what could be next for the company. “We bring in under $200 million a year to support our operation. Dallas brings in $600 million. Houston brings in $758 million on those orders of magnitude,” Arndt said. Arndt said even though VIA covers a huge area, the organization only asked for half of the sales tax as compared to other Texas cities. “We have the spread of things thin, which means we end up with relatively infrequent service, and that makes the service more difficult to use, the trips longer to take. And people with other options are going to opt for those options...
    (CNN)The US reported at least 69,000 new Covid-19 infections Friday -- the most in a single day since July -- amid an alarming nationwide rise in cases that experts say marks the start of the fall surge. On July 29, the US reported more than 71,300 infections, about two weeks after a peak daily case count of more than 77,000 cases. The country was then at the height of the pandemic and several states were adding thousands of new cases each day. By mid-September, the summer surge had slowed and the US was averaging a little more than 36,000 daily cases.But now, the country is averaging more than 53,000 new infections daily -- up 14% from the previous week. The case upticks have prompted state leaders to push new measures in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus.Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced changes to the state's health measures, including...
    On October 15, Governor Jared Polis finally joined friends and family of Stephen Brackett over Zoom to announce the Flobots and Youth on Record co-founder would be the State of Colorado’s second music ambassador. The event was originally scheduled for mid-March, but COVID-19 closures shut down that plan, and the announcement was postponed. Nonetheless, Brackett has already been busy at work, leading music-education workshops in person and developing a statewide virtual curriculum. More than half a year after he assumed the post — with live music all but shut down by the pandemic, a majority of venues facing closure, and music-education programs long slashed by budget cuts, Brackett’s ingenuity as music ambassador is definitely being put to the test. Related Stories The Flobots' Stephen Brackett Joins Youth on Record Staff Three Albums Later, the Flobots Have Perfected Protest Songwriting My Youth on Record: Interrupted Is a Podcast for Creatives During COVID-19...
    Sometimes even the most simplest of jobs can go spectacularly wrong - and these photos capture simple tasks that someone messed up. Astonished social media users from around the world shared a series of hilarious photographs showcasing the mistakes they've come across in daily life that are sure to get someone the sack.  Collated by Bored Panda, the images include a memorial with the sign 'World War 11' and a slide with an enormous hole sitting at the bottom of it. Here, FEMAIL reveals a selection of the funniest examples...   Oops! This design fail, thought to be located in Britain, commemorates a 'World War Eleven' instead of World War II - but at least it got the dates right RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Priorities! Moment grandmother lets her grandchild fall to... Landlords from hell! Horrified tenants share photos of their... ...
    With just 20 days and counting until the presidential election, Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign is running down the clock. Most national polls have the former vice president maintaining a lead even in usually red-leaning battleground states like Arizona and Florida. Biden is up by seven percentage points in Pennsylvania -- a state President Trump took in a tight contest four years ago.  Nationally, Biden has a 10-percentage point lead, according to the Real Clear Politics average. TRUMP HEADS TO IOWA AS BIDEN HOLDS VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER WITH 'THE WEST WING' CAST In addition, in an election with more mail voting than ever before due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats are leading early-voter turnout. Polling locations in states like Texas and Georgia saw lines with wait-times of over 11 hours for in-person voters.  More than 10.6 million voters across the country have already cast their ballots as of...
    Marines fire commander after accident that killed 9 FDA Announces Major Recall on 18 Dog Food Brands LeVeon Bell: Five Potential Teams Who Could Sign the Free Agent Running Back The New York Jets cut Le'Veon Bell tonight after unsuccessfully trying to trade the high-profile running back since last season. Bell is now a free who can go wherever he wants - or at least wherever he is wanted. While there was no trade market for Bell, somebody is going to want to see if he's still got it. So where might he fit? © Provided by The Big Lead Le'Veon Bell at New York Jets Training Camp | Mike Stobe/Getty Images ??— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) October 14, 2020New England PatriotsLet's get this out of the way right now. All AFC East teams are in play because it would be funny when he inevitably has a big game against...
    Josh Allen didn’t have any Division I scholarship offers out of high school. Seven years later, he’s in the NFL MVP discussion. To get here, current Buffalo Bills star Allen had to make a stop at a junior college and then at Wyoming, not known as a football hot bed. Even after displaying major tools with the Mustangs, there was doubt as to whether Allen had the consistent accuracy and discipline to be an effective NFL quarterback. Those doubts are gone. Allen led Buffalo to the playoffs in 2019 and has the Bills off to an undefeated start to the 2020 season. Without Tom Brady in the AFC East any longer, the division appears to be Allen’s. As with Brady, the path to divisional dominance wasn’t an obvious one. MORE: Why the Vikings traded Stefon Diggs to the Bills Josh Allen in junior college Allen grew up in Firebaugh,...
    Ray Dalio Donates $50 Million to Fight Health-Care Injustice Boris Johnson overruled scientists who told him to introduce a lockdown three weeks ago, while ignoring warnings that his plans wont stop the coronavirus Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Arturo Torres / Instacart The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, leading many major businesses and corporations to declare bankruptcy, layoff their workforce and sometimes close their doors for good. But some companies have been thriving, leading to climbing stock values and increased valuations. Instacart is one of these fortunate companies — its valuation has more than...
    Logan Ryan tackles Dak Prescott. Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is out for the season after suffering a brutal ankle injury against the New York Giants on Sunday. The injury comes at an especially terrible time for Prescott, as he was working on signing a new contract with the Cowboys in the coming offseason that likely would have been one of the richest in sports. After the game, Giants defender Logan Ryan, who tackled Prescott on the play that left him injured, said he hoped Prescott signed for $500 million when he came back. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a devastating ankle injury on Sunday against the New York Giants. After tucking and running with the ball in the third quarter, Prescott was brought down by Giants defender Logan Ryan. It was a clean,...
    The fans of actress Aditi Rao Hydari have a reason to rejoice! The beautiful star has bagged the lead role in Maha Samudram, a movie directed by RX100 fame Ajay Bhupathi. The film being biligual is releasing in Telugu as well as Tamil languages. It also stars Sharwanand and Rang De Basanti fame actor Siddharth. The team of Maha Samudram welcomed the diva with an official announcement. Aditi Rao Hydari Having a Printed Affair Dressed in a Ritu Kumar Kaftan Is All Kinds of Chic!. In their statement, the Maha Samudram team said, “After considering various names, the makers felt Aditi Rao would be the best choice for a crucial role which will have scope for her to perform. Aditi, on the other hand, is quite pleased to be part of the project.” Team Welcomes Aditi A wave ???? that brings the breeze, put...
    New Yorks Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the pandemic The best drive-thru restaurants in the USA LeBron James wins his fourth NBA championship, leading the Lakers to their 17th in blowout fashion The coronation came in the second quarter. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Game 6 of the NBA Finals was a slam dunk for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Lakers outscored the Miami Heat by 20 points in the second stanza to take a 28-point halftime lead en route to a 106-93 win that secured the franchise’s record-tying 17th NBA championship. In his record-setting 260th playoff game, LeBron James became the first player to lead three different teams to a title, logging 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 41 minutes on his way to a fourth ring. Anthony Davis added 19 points and...
    "Politicians say more taxes will solve everything." — Lyric from the prophetic 1970 hit "Ball of Confusion" by the Temptations. Thanks to the virus lockdown's economic collapse, state and local governments everywhere are experiencing a perfect storm of plunging tax revenues and increasing expenditures. Closed businesses don't generate much in sales taxes, permitting, licensing and many other fees. Same with torched and looted stores. Laid off or terminated workers have zero state income tax withheld. Many of those businesses deemed "essential" have seen their sales drop, along with the taxes collected by those businesses, with one notable exception: the sin taxes. The sin and many other types of taxes are used for social engineering, rewarding some economic behaviors while penalizing others. Governments have learned that sin tax increases usually face less opposition than boosting other types of taxes. In 1773, Bostonians dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor in...
    Paris Hilton was overwhelmed by the support she received at a protest she led in Provo, Utah, on Friday. The 39-year-old Simple Life star gushed that she was 'blown away' by the displays of 'love & support' in a series of tweets posted Saturday about the protest. The heiress led the silent protest after alleging in her documentary This Is Paris that she had been abused and was subject to 'torture' during her time at the Provo Canyon School. Giving thanks: Paris Hilton, 39, thanked her supporters Saturday on Twitter after traveling to Provo, Utah, on Friday to lead a protest by the boarding school where she alleges she was abused physically and mentally by staff when she was a teenager 'I was blown away by the love & support,' Paris began her tweet. 'You are all such incredible people in the survivor community. I admire your strength, bravery,...