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    BERLIN (Reuters) - Vodafone said on Monday that operations on its German mobile network were returning to normal after the failure of control equipment caused a widespread outage lasting more than three hours. (Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Michael Nienaber) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United Kingdom, Europe, Germany
    The Arctic's sweltering 2020 continues in earnest with temperatures last weekend reaching more than 5° (12°F) above the norm for the 1990s.   This alarming recording, from the University of Maine's Climate Reanlayzer, is an average figure for the entire Arctic, an area measuring some 7.7 million square miles. In some isolated pockets, the temperature is more than 20°C (30 - 40F) above the expected average.  Much of the Arctic is currently experiencing temperatures of around -10°C (14F), similar to what is experienced in much of Canada.  The snapshot of the world's weather reveals the severity of the world's global warming problem in the Arctic, punctuating a year of unwanted records.   Scroll down for video  The Arctic's sweltering 2020 continues in earnest with temperatures last weekend reaching more than 5° (12°F) above the norm for the 1990s. In some isolated pockets (light red), the temperature is more than 20°C (30...
    The Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is up to 90 per cent effective and can be stored safely in a standard fridge in another huge boost for the fight against Covid-19, preliminary results have revealed today.    The life-saving jab is viewed as Britain's best chance of mass-inoculation of the population by the end of spring because Boris Johnson has ordered 100million doses.  Vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna in the US have showed 95 per cent protection.   Oxford University/AstraZeneca said today they have found no serious Covid-19 cases among any of 20,000 people who received the jab in the UK and Brazil.  The trials found that the jab is 90 per cent effective at fighting the killer virus when administered as a half dose first and then a full dose a month later.  This drops to 62 per cent when someone is given two full doses a month apart. A coronavirus vaccine developed by...
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Sunday it was working with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to ease COVID-19 restrictions over Christmas to allow families to get together. Cabinet Minister Michael Gove discussed the issue with the first ministers of the devolved administrations on Saturday, the government said, and they agreed it was important for families and friends to meet in a careful and limited way, while recognising it would not be a normal festive period. "As such, ministers endorsed a shared objective of facilitating some limited additional household bubbling for a small number of days, but also emphasised that the public will be advised to remain cautious, and that wherever possible people should avoid travelling and minimise social contact", it said. Finance Minster Rishi Sunak earlier said on Sunday that Britons would not be able to enjoy a normal Christmas this year, but the government was looking...
    Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief of Operation Warp Speed, said life in America could return to normal by May through the use of coronavirus vaccines. In an interview on Sunday with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Slaoui was asked when he expects the first American to be vaccinated against Covid-19 now that Pfizer has submitted its emergency use authorization application to the FDA. “Our plan is to be able to ship vaccines to the immunization sites within 24 hours of approval,” Slaoui answered. “So I expect maybe on day two after approval, on the 11th or the 12th of December. Hopefully, the first people to be immunized across the United States, across all states in all of the areas where the state departments will have told us where to deliver the vaccines.” Tapper followed up by asking, “How many Americans need to be vaccinated for life to be able to return...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s going to be a rainy start to the day Sunday, then we catch a break heading into the afternoon. More rain comes around dinner time and lasts until midnight. (Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center) Areas north of I-80 could see a little snow early tomorrow morning, but most areas are just dealing with light rain as the system exits. (Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center) Most areas will pick up about 1/2″ of rainfall, which is much needed, as Allegheny County is still abnormally dry about 1.5″ below normal for the month and 2.62″ below normal for the season. (Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center) Our temperatures return to normal for Monday and Tuesday with highs struggling to make it to 50 degrees. WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions | School Delays & Closings | Local Radar | Weather App | Photos Stay up to date with the KDKA app,...
    TikTok : The Betis player has posted this nice video on TikTok in which he is seen dancing with the now more than famous garment that everyone wears.
    LONDON (Reuters) - There are signs that coronavirus cases in Britain are starting to flatten as a result of current lockdowns, health minister Matt Hancock said, paving the way for a Christmas period with less stringent restrictions. "There are encouraging signs that the number of cases is starting to flatten, and that the lockdown that we brought in, earlier this month, is working," Hancock told Sky News, adding that a UK-wide approach to rules for Christmas was being worked on. "It of course won't be like a normal Christmas, there will have to be rules in place, but we hope that they'll allow for a bit more of that normal Christmas that people really look forward to." (Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Sarah Young; Editing by Kate Holton) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: diseases, infectious diseases, Sweden, United States, coronavirus, United Kingdom, Europe
    Republican leader of the Michigan Senate said The legislature does not name its own voters. But if it does, Congress will have to decide what to accept if the governor names the contesting election slate. Last week several election lawyers said federal law would favor the governor-appointed slate, in which Congress was paralyzed. In theory, Michigan’s electoral vote could be completely thrown away by Congress. If Congress did that, or elected a Republican against the will of a state electorate, the country would be in a constitutional crisis zone. But that will not change the outcome of the election yet, because there is not a single swing state that could destroy Mr Biden’s victory. It will have to flip many states to make it happen. In a very confusing situation, Professor Levinson said, “Mom and Dad, Congress means, come in. This is what gets their dessert, this is what goes...
    The National Football League is reportedly instructing teams to beef up their COVID-19 protocols as cases of the disease surge throughout the United States. Teams will be required to make all meetings virtual, and players and staff will be forced to wear masks at team facilities at all times, including during practice, ESPN reported, citing a memo distributed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday. "It has been said many times that our 2020 season cannot be 'normal' because nothing about this year is normal," Goodell wrote. "Flexibility and adaptability have been critical to our success to date and we must continue with that approach." Teams were originally required to adopt the intensive protocols only when someone in their building tested positive for the disease, but now, the protocols will apply to all teams regardless of a positive test. The NFL confirmed that 28 teams have already entered the...
    A CHEERLEADER who buried her baby in a yard reportedly "wants to feel normal" as she has been released from probation early. Brooke Skylar Richardson, now 20, was released on Tuesday from community control by Warren County Judge Donald Oda II, according to Dayton Daily News. 5Brooke Skylar Richardson, now 20, was released on Tuesday from community controlCredit: DaytonDailyNews 5Richardson buried her stillborn child in a shallow graveCredit: CNN 5Richardson was convicted in September 2019 for the abuse of a corpse in the death of her daughterCredit: Supplied She had completed 14 months of a three-year probation after being convicted in September 2019 for the abuse of a corpse in the death of her daughter. Richardson had buried her stillborn child in a shallow grave in her backyard while her parents and brother slept in May 2017. She was an 18-year-old high school senior at the time. The then-teen was...
    Trevor Lawrence lost his status as the Heisman frontrunner after missing two games with COVID-19. Clemson lost its No. 1 ranking in a double-overtime loss to Notre Dame, as Lawrence watched from the sideline. But plenty of time remains for him to get it all back. Lawrence will return to the field Saturday at Florida State, with no lingering effects of the virus which paused what may be the star quarterback’s final season. “I feel just as good as I did when I left a few weeks ago,” Lawrence said. “Back to normal.” Lawrence, a near-certainty to be the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft if he leaves school after this season, has looked the part in his five games, throwing for 1,833 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions, while completing 70.7 percent of his passes. With Lawrence, Clemson has averaged 48 points per game, while improving to...
    The coronavirus pandemic has greatly changed the lives of all of us. Although there are different theories about when we will return to normal, there is one thing that all scientists agree on: it will not be in the short term. In Spain, the mandatory use of the mask has been implanted for several months, and one of the big questions that we all ask ourselves at the moment is that of how long will we have to wear the mask. This week, Juan José Badiola, director of the Center for Emerging Communicable Diseases at the University of Zaragoza, has shown his opinion in this regard on the radio program ‘Liarla Pardo’. He believes that if vaccines really protect, which is precisely what is expected to happen, we could stop wearing the mask before 2022. We may have to continue using it in certain circumstances, such...
    Tourism in New York City could take five years to return to normal with new forecasts predicting visitors will only start returning to the Big Apple in mid-2021.  The industry faces being wiped out - along with its $46 billion revenue stream and 400,000 jobs - as the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge throughout the United States.  NYC & Company, the city's tourism promotion agency, say the number of foreign visitors to the city is unlikely to reach 2019 heights - which saw a record 66.6 million visitors, 13.5 million of which were international - until 2025.  Its CEO, Fred Dixon, told The New York Times: 'It's going to be a very slow build initially.' New York City has recorded more than 287,000 cases of the coronavirus and 24,124 deaths. Tourism in New York City could take five years to return to normal with new forecasts predicting visitors will only start returning to the...
    The man behind the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine said he's optimistic that massive drug distribution efforts will return the world to a sense of normalcy by next winter. CEO Ugur Sahin, who cofounded BioNTech with his wife, Ozlem Tureci, said it will be "absolutely essential" to immunize the majority of the population by next fall if that goal is going to be met. "I’m confident that this will happen because there are a number of vaccine companies helping us to increase the supply and so that we could have a normal winter next year," Sahin said. Sahin told the BBC that his vaccine, which early analysis has shown to be more than 90% effective, could potentially halve the transmission rate of the coronavirus. "I'm very confident that transmission between people will be reduced by such a highly effective vaccine," Sahin said. "Maybe not 90%, but maybe 50%. But we...
    Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech.Andreas Arnold | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — Daily life may return to normal by next winter, according to one of the creators of the highly-anticipated prospective coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech. Professor Ugur Sahin, co-founder and chief executive of BioNTech, also suggested the vaccine could halve transmission of the virus, resulting in a "dramatic reduction" in the number of reported cases. Last week, Pfizer and BioNTech said an early analysis of their vaccine candidate showed it was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 infections. Approximately 43,500 people took part in the tests. The vaccine efficacy was significantly higher than scientists had been expecting, prompting Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla to declare the development: "A great day for science and humanity." Huge challenges remain before a vaccine can be rolled out, but the news raised expectations that one could be...
    One of the scientists behind Pfizer-BioNTech’s promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate says the potential cure could return the world to “normal” by next winter. BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said Sunday that if high vaccination rates are achieved by the end of next year, the course of the pandemic could be changed, the BBC reported. “I’m confident that this will happen, because a number of vaccine companies have been asked to increase the supply, and so that we could have a normal winter next year,” Sahin said. Sahin said the goal was to deliver hundreds of millions of doses worldwide by spring, which could “already start to make an impact” in preventing people from falling ill with the virus. “The bigger impact will [not] happen until summer. The summer will help us anyway because the infection rate will go down,” he said. “What is absolutely essential is that we get a...
    One of the scientists behind Pfizer-BioNTech’s promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate says the potential cure could return the world to “normal” by next winter. BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said Sunday that if high vaccination rates are achieved by the end of next year, the course of the pandemic could be changed, the BBC reported. “I’m confident that this will happen, because a number of vaccine companies have been asked to increase the supply, and so that we could have a normal winter next year,” Sahin said. Sahin said the goal was to deliver hundreds of millions of doses worldwide by spring, which could “already start to make an impact” in preventing people from falling ill with the virus. “The bigger impact will [not] happen until summer. The summer will help us anyway because the infection rate will go down,” he said. “What is absolutely essential is that we get a high...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert, said on Sunday that he thinks the U.S. could start getting back to “relative normal” by April or July of 2021, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the nation. Fauci told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” he thought that would be possible to achieve by the second or third quarter of 2021, but the question of when Americans can safely gather in large groups again depends on a number of factors. He pointed to Pfizer’s announcement that early data shows the manufacturer’s coronavirus vaccine is more than 90% effective and noted that a second company is expected to soon unveil its early results. “That’s great, but we have to get people to take the vaccine,” Fauci said. “So, if we get the overwhelming majority of people taking the vaccine, and you have on the one hand an...
    (CNN) — Surviving Covid-19 is hard enough for those who get severely ill from the disease, but returning to normal is a struggle, too, according to new research that found survivors were likely to face health and financial hardships even months later. A team of scientists led by Dr. Vineet Chopra of the University of Michigan Health System looked at 488 Covid-19 patients treated and released from hospitals in Michigan. They surveyed them about two months after their release, between March 16 and July 1. A third of the survivors reported ongoing health issues, such as cough, new or worsening conditions and persistent loss of taste or smell, the researchers reported this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nearly half said they were “emotionally affected” by their illness and a small number, 28, sought mental health care after discharge. Another 36% reported “at least a mild financial impact from...
    (CNN)Surviving Covid-19 is hard enough for those who get severely ill from the disease, but returning to normal is a struggle, too, according to new research that found survivors were likely to face health and financial hardships even months later. Governors issue stringent new measures as US reports a staggering Covid-19 record of more than 184,000 daily casesA team of scientists led by Dr. Vineet Chopra of the University of Michigan Health System looked at 488 Covid-19 patients treated and released from hospitals in Michigan. They surveyed them about two months after their release, between March 16 and July 1. A third of the survivors reported ongoing health issues, such as cough, new or worsening conditions and persistent loss of taste or smell, the researchers reported this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.Nearly half said they were "emotionally affected" by their illness and a small number, 28, sought...
    As Chicago is issuing a stay-at-home “advisory” and implementing new meeting limitations, the city has warned residents to avoid large family gatherings this Thanksgiving. “They should cancel the normal Thanksgiving plans,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. “Particularly if they include guests who do not live in your immediate home,” he concluded. City officials warned that at the current rate, cases are doubling every 12 days. With the current average of 2,000 cases per day, that would mean that by Thanksgiving, the city could see 4,000 new cases arriving each day. “We are not prepared for this level of outbreak,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. “And if you look at that curve, there is still no sign that it is slowing down,” he added. Chicago is on track to see an additional 1,000 coronavirus deaths, and...
    Loading the player... if you head to Loser.com, you may find a familiar face. The website has been rerouted to President Donald Trump’s Wikipedia page since Monday, per The Independent, after he refused to concede his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Guess what happens when you click on https://t.co/TMD9OCe3XB? ???? — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 10, 2020 Actor Mark Hamill was one of the first to discover the link and tweeted about it. “Guess what happens when you click on Loser.com?” Trump continues to insist the election results were marred by voter fraud and has yet to accept that he lost. In an interview with Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, she tells People magazine that he hates to lose. Read More: Jenna Bush Hager shares photo of herself, Obama daughters as Trump resists transition “He’s not a good loser,” she tells the publication. “He doesn’t like to...
    MASS coronavirus tests which are being trialled in Liverpool could reduce the spread by 90 per cent, experts have today revealed. Rapid turnaround tests can also accurately detect Covid-19 in people who show no symptoms, officials said. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Mass coronavirus testing being carried out in Liverpool could reduce the spread of Covid by 90%, experts sayCredit: AFP or licensors Experts say they are now looking at how the new technology, which can provide results in under 30 minutes, could be self-administered. The kits, known as lateral flow tests, have been trialled across England to find out their effectiveness, including a city-wide pilot in Liverpool which was launched last week. Public Health England today said that their extensive clinical evaluation has proven them to be accurate and reliable enough for community-use. Sir John Bell, professor of medicine at Oxford University, said:...
    Errol Spence Jr. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Errol Spence Jr., America's best boxer, returns to the ring on December 5 against Danny Garcia during a Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox. It will be the first time Spence has fought since recovering from a car accident where he was ejected from his Ferrari after rolling it several times. Spence suffered multiple facial injuries but was discharged from intensive care in hospital with no broken bones. He was later charged by Dallas Police with a DWI [driving while intoxicated]. Spence admitted during a virtual press conference that it took him a while to rediscover his groove in the boxing gym. He said he is now fully recovered and looking forward to defending his welterweight championship title against Garcia next month. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. America's best boxer said it took three or four sparring sessions...
    Since Nicki minaj clarified that she was not serious when she announced that she would retire from the recording industry to dedicate herself to being a mother and wife, her fans were waiting impatiently for new news about her next musical work and a few days ago she surprised them by releasing the single ‘What That Speed ​​Bout !?’ In collaboration with YoungBoy Never Broke Again. The rapper recorded the video for this song while she was still pregnant and on September 30 she welcomed her first child in common with her husband and former teenage boyfriend, Kenneth petty. In the first few weeks after your maternity debut, Nicki she has preferred to stay completely out of the spotlight of media attention, just as she did during the gestation period. However, he has continued to use social networks to keep in touch with all his followers,...
    INAUGURATION Day for President-elect Joe Biden will be starkly different from any others in US history - his swearing in will coincide with the "apex" of the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, said on Sunday that the Democrat will take office during the second wave of the US outbreak, which is expected to worsen as winter approaches. 7Joe Biden's Inauguration Day will be unlike any others in history because of the coronavirus pandemicCredit: AFP or licensors 7The former FDA chief said on Sunday that Biden will take office right as the latest wave of Covid reaches its 'apex'Credit: AP:Associated Press "The reality is that by the time the president-elect takes office, we’ll probably be at the sort of apex, if you will, of what we’re going through right now," he said on CBS' Face the Nation. Once...
    NEW YORK -- Brimming hopes that people will again return to office buildings, shopping centers and normal life sent markets rallying worldwide on Monday, following encouraging data about a potential coronavirus vaccine.The S&P 500 rose 41.06, or 1.2%, to 3,550.50 after Pfizer said an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, though that doesn't mean its release is imminent. The index at the heart of many 401(k) accounts had been up as much as 3.9% earlier in the day, though it pared its gain in the last hour of trading amid drops for the Big Tech stocks that dominate the market.Markets worldwide also got a boost from a resolution to the long, market-bruising battle for the White House. Democrat Joe Biden over the weekend clinched the last of the electoral votes needed to become the next president. Investors say they just...
    PFIZER'S coronavirus vaccine means that "life will return to normal by spring", a Government scientist has claimed. Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University, said that other vaccines were now likely to become available in the near future. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine could allow life to "return to normal by spring", a top expert has claimedCredit: Reuters The immunologist, who is also a member of the Government's vaccine taskforce, was reacting to news today that the Pfizer jab was proven to be 90 per cent effective. He told BBC Radio 4's The World at One: "I am really delighted with this result - it shows that you can make a vaccine against this little critter. "Ninety percent is an amazing level of efficacy. "It rolls the pitch for other vaccines because I can't see any reason now...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The golden sunset over Keeneland provided a picturesque and welcome wrap for horse racing after the pandemic wiped out its spring, cramped marquee stakes races into a crowded schedule and reshuffled the Triple Crown order.No Triple Crown winner emerged as a result, though the Breeders' Cup world championships helped make up for that. Many of its best competitors performed at the top of their games on a record-breaking weekend, sparking high expectations for 2021.The sport just hopes that next year's schedule returns to normal and that spectators can be in the grandstands enjoying the races."It's been a different feeling, you know?" trainer Bill Mott said last week. "Being a participant, we probably get as excited as the fans when they're there. It's like I've got a bet on every race we're participating in. So, I miss the fans.""I'll be glad when everything gets back to normal and...
    By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The golden sunset over Keeneland provided a picturesque and welcome wrap for horse racing after the pandemic wiped out its spring, cramped marquee stakes races into a crowded schedule and reshuffled the Triple Crown order. No Triple Crown winner emerged as a result, though the Breeders’ Cup world championships helped make up for that. Many of its best competitors performed at the top of their games on a record-breaking weekend, sparking high expectations for 2021. The sport just hopes that next year’s schedule returns to normal and that spectators can be in the grandstands enjoying the races. “It’s been a different feeling, you know?” trainer Bill Mott said last week. “Being a participant, we probably get as excited as the fans when they’re there. It’s like I’ve got a bet on every race we’re participating in. So, I miss...
    People pass by the exterior of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 4, 2020 in New York.Kena Betancur | AFP | Getty Images By now, "2020" has become four-digit shorthand for the unprecedented, unsettling and unbelievable. Yet in the markets, from point to point, this year has been surprisingly normal for a buy-and-close-your-eyes investor. After last week's tension-release rally, the S&P 500 has posted an annualized gain of about 10% for 2020, or 12% or so including dividends, right in line with the historical yearly average. For investors in a traditional balanced portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds, the returns are almost the same – a bit better than the long-term average for this strategy, but not by much. Now, sure, the path has been wild. Since the year began, the S&P 500 went up 5%, down 35% and then up 60%. Yet market performance is always streaky...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Today looks like we could start the trend of five straight days with temperatures in the 70’s! We will have another day filled with sunshine. (Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center) The last time we had this many days in the 70’s in November was back in 2015 where there were 3. No rain is in sight until next week on Wednesday, so that will continue our abnormally dry situation and may take us back to moderate drought with us being 1.71″ below normal for the season as of today. (Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center) Wednesday highs will be right at 70 degrees, then our streak will end on Thursday as much cooler air filters in through the end of the week with highs struggling to make it to 60 but that’s normal this time of the year. (Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center) WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions |...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters with the National Weather Service say New Mexico is in line for some more snow. Two storms are expected to hit northern and central parts of the state through Monday night. The first will bring high winds and some snow to the northern mountains starting Saturday night. The next storm will bring more snow with cooler temperatures starting Sunday night. This follows an epic storm that blew through New Mexico in late October. Record snowfall was widespread during that event, providing some relief to persistent drought conditions. Overall, precipitation was below normal in the central and southern parts of the state for October and predictions say chances are greater for below normal precipitation in the upcoming months. Forecasters said October also was warmer in the west and central areas, but near to a little below normal in the east. Record high temperatures were recorded on...
    It's normal to experience period fatigue. Tim Robberts/Getty Images Many factors lead to period fatigue, including hormonal changes, blood and iron loss, dehydration, and stress. Getting extra sleep, exercise, and going on hormonal birth control can all help combat period fatigue. If fatigue is extreme and persists after the menstrual cycle, you should see a doctor and be checked out for iron deficiency anemia or a thyroid disorder. This article was medically reviewed by G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Period fatigue is the tired feeling people sometimes get before or during their period that affects up to 90% of women, according to one study. Many factors can contribute to period fatigue, including insomnia and hormonal changes.  Learn more about what causes period fatigue and what you can do to boost energy levels...
    (CNN)As Joe Biden edges ever closer to the 270 electoral votes he needs to defeat President Donald Trump, it's worth considering what politics will look like in the event the former vice president is elected -- and whether he has any chance of making good on his promise to return some sense of normalcy to our politics and our country."The American people want their government to work, and I don't think that's too much for them to ask," Biden said in the speech announcing his run for president in May 2019. "I know some people in DC say it can't be done. but let me tell them something, and make sure they understand this. The country is sick of the division. They're sick of the fighting. They're sick of the childish behavior."That belief -- that Trump was an anomaly, a glitch in the Matrix -- undergirded Biden's entire primary and...
    Actress Katrina Kaif is elated to resume her work amid the Covid pandemic. In her new Instagram picture, Katrina flashes her big smile in a bright yellow dress. She is happy to be back on the set, going by her latest post. Phone Bhoot: Ishaan Khatter, Katrina Kaif And Siddhant Chaturvedi Starrer To Roll By November End In Goa “Mood.. sooo happy to be getting back to working with my team everyday ….( missed everyone in person as lovely as zoom is),” she wrote. A few days ago, she even posted a picture in a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit. “Safety first…outfits not bad either,” she had written. Katrina Kaif’s Airport Look in the Time of COVID-19 Is All About Safety (See Pic) Check Out Katrina Kaif’s Instagram Post Below: On the film front, she will be seen in Rohit Shetty’s cop action drama...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Good news if you are traveling to Fort Worth the weekend of November 7. The weather is looking to cooperate for this year’s Fort Worth Marathon. There are some issues however. It will be very humid at the start of the race, the relative humidity will actually be in the 90% range at 7am. And it will be WINDY, something rare for a morning this time of year. The good news: it appears the streak of VERY cold days for November 8th is going to come to an end. Looking back at the last ten years the LAST FIVE have had highs well below normal, including the last three years with highs only in the 50s. The typical high for this date is a comfortable 70 degrees with an average low of 49°. The records however demonstrate why November is considered a “transitional” month;...
    LODI (CBS13) – Even as everything slowly starts to open back up, getting back to normal amid the pandemic may not be an easy task for kids. You might even see more out in Lodi as the city is one of the latest to reopen the playgrounds, but while that may be a sign of things getting back to normal, “normal” is not necessarily what kids are feeling. “It makes me feel sad to not go on class trips. It was fun,” said Addison Izaguarre. Some are missing class trips and friends. Kaleigh McGee even told us she missed her own birthday party. “It made me feel kind of sad,” said McGee. UC Davis Children’s Hospital Psychologist Brandi Hawk says keeping your kids safe while not instilling fear is a balancing act. She’s seen the impact of the pandemic on her own patients. “Children don’t want to leave their house....
    WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. The tantalizingly rosy pitch was in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about tough days still ahead after Tuesday’s election. TRUMP VOWS 'COMEBACK' IN CAMPAIGN'S CLOSING MESSAGE, CLAIMS BIDEN WILL 'LOCK DOWN YOUR STATE' In a campaign that has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 227,000 Americans and staggered the economy, the candidates’ clashing overtures stood as a reflection of their leadership styles and policy prescriptions for a suffering U.S.A. Trump and Biden both spent Friday crisscrossing the Midwest, the hardest-hit part of the nation in the latest surge of virus cases. Trump was in Michigan and Biden in Iowa before they both held events...
    PHOENIX (AP) — National Weather Service forecasters say the odds favor the coming winter in Arizona being drier and warmer than normal. A long-range outlook produced by NWS offices serving Arizona said the state will enter the winter after experiencing levels of precipitation that were mostly well below normal. That dryness has left much of Arizona being classified as being in extreme drought, with desert areas including Phoenix and Tucson worse off in exceptional drought status. The expected winter weather conditions point toward less grass growth in lower elevations, reducing the prevalence of wildfires in those areas, the forecasters said. Spring snowmelt is anticipated to be average or below average, resulting in decreased water storage in reservoirs in 2021. However, good runoff levels the last two winters mean water storage levels in 2021 should still be adequate, the forecasters said. The four NWS offices serving Arizona are located in Flagstaff,...
    12 LET’S have a moment of blunt honesty: There is little doubt we are about to enter the most brutal winter this country has faced since World War Two. We’re staring down a second wave of coronavirus, mass unemployment causing unprecedented poverty, a growing cancer emergency, a mental health epidemic and social disharmony thanks to a largely unnecessary lockdown. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 12Sweden's daily Covid death rate has dropped by 16 per cent in two weeksCredit: Reuters There is very little for many of us to look forward to, given the prospect of getting an immediately successful vaccine by year end grows ever more unlikely. The Government’s worst- case scenario — published by The Spectator — imagines deaths peaking in February, with draconian lockdowns continuing through to the end of March. With that bleak picture in mind, it’s absolutely...
    Citing falling approval ratings and a poor response to the COVID-19 crisis, more Connecticut Republicans are saying they will be voting blue this year, according to a brand-new poll. Sacred Heart University in Fairfield conducted the newly released survey that found that a majority of Connecticut residents (51.4 percent) plan to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, while 26.4 plan to vote for President Donald Trump and 20 percent were undecided. Of those polled, 18.6 percent of Republicans in Connecticut said they intended to vote for Biden, versus 70.3 percent who plan to vote for the president. Comparatively, 86.9 percent of Democrats polled said they will vote for Biden, while 4.4 percent are voting for Trump. In Connecticut, 30.7 percent of respondents said they approve of the job Trump has done as president - 72 percent among Republicans and 8.7 percent among Democrats. Fewer than one-third of those surveyed...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  It may be 2022 before a coronavirus-weary world begins to feel a greater sense of normality, says the nation’s top infections disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. If the U.S. can get a substantial proportion of residents vaccinated by around mid-2021, “I think it will be easily by the end of 2021 — and perhaps even into the next year — before we start having some semblance of normality,” Fauci said in candid comments during an online discussion hosted by an Australian university this week. As a result, it may not be possible to achieve some longed-for hallmarks of normalcy without risking a super-spreading event, one in which a large number of people are infected, Fauci told the University of Melbourne. Restaurants might not be able to return to full capacity, and professional sports venues may not be able to allow spectators, until late 2021 or...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Countries around the world have shut down international travel due to fears over COVID-19, but there is a group working to make sure it returns soon.A recent test of something called CommonPass may be the key to travel during the pandemic.On a recent test flight from London to New York, United Airlines passengers received a rapid COVID-19 test before they boarded the plane.If the results were negative for COVID-19, the information was stored on an app on their phones.The passengers then scanned the phone at the gate and were allowed to board.It lets the departing country and the country where passengers are arriving know that passengers are virus free.RELATED: Families opt for small vacations over big holiday gatheringsRight now, some countries require written documentation of a negative COVID-19 test for travel. This new system standardizes the process into one app, removes the paper work and the potential...
    Guns, lies and ballots set on fire: This is voter suppression in 2020 Europe gears up for more economic pain as Germany and France impose national lockdowns Reports: NBA salary cap would be $90M with normal formula, instead expected to remain flat © Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images NBA owners and players split league revenue approximately 50-50. The league’s salary-cap system is built on that central fact. Each season, the NBA sets a salary cap based on projected revenue. The formula is designed to reach a salary-cap number that induces the total of player salaries to be worth… approximately 50% of league revenue.* *Of course, it’s impossible to hit that target exactly. So, a portion of players’ salaries are held in escrow. At the end of the season, the amount necessary to reach the approximate 50-50 split is returned to the players. The salary cap is currently 109.14 million....
    Joe Biden has based his presidential campaign on a promise to restore "normalcy" if he unseats President Trump, but the former vice president will act as nothing more than "a gateway drug to radicalism," Ben Shapiro argued Wednesday. "He's been campaigning as Captain Return to Normalcy, that I am a return to all things that are good and steady in American life,'" the "Ben Shapiro Show" host told listeners. "One of the reasons that Donald Trump was elected in the first place was because the old normal was not very good," Shapiro observed. "It turns out that the old normal, which was filled with corrupt politicians like Joe Biden, was ... filled with politicians who were going to basically follow the diktats of the radical left." Biden has repeatedly pushed back against Republican efforts to tie him to the party's progressive wing — even as some Democrats pledge to make radical changes should they win control of the White...
    Dr. Fauci has warned that the country or even the world won't return to 'normality' until 2022 because that's how long it will take for enough people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Fauci, the Director of the CDC, was giving a talk over Zoom to The University of Melbourne in Australia.  He said: 'If we get a vaccination campaign, and by the second or third quarter of 2021 we have vaccinated a substantial proportion of the people, I think it will be easily by the end of 2021, and perhaps even into the next year, before we start having some semblances of normality.'  He said that he was 'very certain' there would be a vaccine in the next few months but it would take longer to roll out. Dr. Fauci warned on Wednesday that it wouldn't be until 2022 that there would be 'semblances of normality' again. He was...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts the United States will not make a return to normalcy for at least another year. During a teleconference interview for the University of Melbourne, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that reopening the country to the way it was before the coronavirus pandemic will be a "gradual process" that may mean limited activity for the next year. “I think it will be easily by the end of 2021 and perhaps even into the next year before we start having some semblances of normality," Fauci said. The health expert defined "normal" as members of the public being able to attend movie theaters without fear of being infected with the virus and restaurants being able to open at 100% capacity. "I think one of the things that will be clear is that our sensitivity to the potential, devastating effects of...
    In the waning days of a bitterly partisan presidential election amid a global pandemic, there appears to be some significant distance between President Donald Trump and the nation’s top epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci over the national outlook for dealing with Covid-19. According to almost all topic-centric polls, the coronavirus—and how the federal government has handled it—is the most important issue for voters. But while Trump continually says that we’ve “turned the corner” on the potentially deadly contagion that has caused over 220,00 American deaths, Dr. Fauci tells a much more ominous story. In a teleconference interview with the University of Melbourne Professor Shitij Kapur, Dr. Fauci told his mostly Australian audience “I think it will be easily by the end of 2021 and perhaps into the next year before we start having some semblance of normality.” The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the...
    An 11-year-old sexual abuse victim has died days after prematurely giving birth to a child fathered by a 43-year-old man.   Francinildo Moraes groomed and sexually abused Luana Costa from the age of nine and continued to have sex with her during her pregnancy in Brazil.  Police said Moraes convinced the youngster to pose in photographs with him as though the pair were in a normal adult relationship.   Luana was in her fifth month of pregnancy when she had to be induced. She died four days after the birth, on 27 October. Eleven-year-old Luana Costa is pictured posing in a photograph showing her belly before she died following a premature birth. Francinildo Moraes, 43, sexually abused and groomed the young girl for three years, and also convinced her to pose in photographs as though they were in a normal adult relationship  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Kim Kardashian West attends the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in February 2020. Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images Kim Kardashian West shared pictures from her birthday celebration on a private island, and people on Twitter are roasting her.  "After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time," Kardashian West wrote.  Pictures from the reality star's birthday celebration show Kardashian West and the rest of her family hanging out in large groups on the beach, with no masks in sight.  On Twitter, people instantly made memes using the captions from Kardashian West's tweets.  Others accused her of being out of touch and not understanding her privilege.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kim Kardashian West shared photos from...
    Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP/Getty Images Kim Kardashian West earned some lighthearted mockery across Twitter on Tuesday following a post about her recent quarantine activities. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared a series of pictures from a recent trip to a private island, explaining that following two weeks of “multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine” she surprised her “closest inner circle with a trip to a private island” where everyone could “pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time.” After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time. pic.twitter.com/cIFP7Nv5bV — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 27, 2020 “I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now,...
    DHS names new ombudsman for immigration detention to receive and investigate allegations of misconduct and abuse Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Eli Lilly, Caterpillar, Chegg, Harley-Davidson and more Agent: James Paxton back to normal after injury rehab Left-hander James Paxton made just five starts in 2020, posting a 6.64 ERA over 20 1/3 innings for the Yankees before a Grade 1 flexor strain ended his season in August. This came on the heels of a back surgery in February that, as agent Scott Boras told Brendan Kuty of NJ Advanced Media earlier this month, Paxton wasn’t entirely recovered from when he began the season in New York’s rotation. © Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports James Paxton “He made every effort to try to contribute this year, but the back rehab just wasn’t there yet and he just needed more time to where he could really go through his normal...
    A Chinese doctor whose skin suddenly turned dark due to coronavirus treatment has appeared in public for the first time since his colour returned to normal. Dr Yi Fan, 42, has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after contracting the disease while treating patients at a hospital in Wuhan in January.    His abnormal skin tone was caused by an antibiotic drug he had taken during intensive care, a spokesperson previously said.  Dr Yi Fan is pictured lying in a hospital bed with dark skin (left) earlier this year after getting COVID-19. New footage shows him speaking to media with his usual colour (right) on Monday RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next At least he won't die of covid: Child killer dons face mask,... Loyal dog Dou Dou walks 37 miles in 26 days to find home... China unveils revenge sanctions on US...
    Seven days until the election, Barretts first day, World Series: 5 things to know Tuesday A New Website Tracks Broken McFlurry Machines, Because Weve All Been Heartbroken Before Olympics: Normal again - US gymnasts blaze a trail to Tokyo meet By Jack Tarrant © Reuters/WOLFGANG RATTAY FILE PHOTO: 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships TOKYO (Reuters) - Gymnasts are used to having pressure on their shoulders but the athletes heading to Tokyo for next month's special meet might feel they are carrying an Olympian burden. The meet will feature gymnasts from Japan, the United States, China and Russia and marks the first international event to be held at a Tokyo Olympic venue since the Games were postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For Tokyo, it is a major test of the city's ability to hold an international sporting event during the pandemic. For the six American gymnasts who...
    Jared Kushner reasoned Monday that Vice President Mike Pence is OK to continue traveling to campaign after potential exposure to coronavirus because his aides only have 'benign cases.' 'For the people in the West Wing who have gotten it so far, it's been fairly benign cases,' the president's son-in-law and senior advisor told Fox & Friends when asked about Pence. 'The vice president obviously has great knowledge about the disease and the pandemic and he knows the right protocols to follow.' Pence has served as the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force since the pandemic hit the U.S. at the beginning of this year. Although Kushner did not expand on what he means by 'benign cases', he likely is suggesting that the cases in the White House have been largely asymptomatic or otherwise non harmful to those who tested positive. Five of Pence's aides, including his Chief of...
    14 popular TV shows with first seasons that you can — and should — skip First murder hornet nest found in US successfully removed Coronavirus positive tests for big stars, concern over fans show PGA Tour still not close to normal For the most part, the PGA Tour has done a terrific job of navigating its way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting in June with the first tournaments after a three-month suspension of play, the Tour has continued to play, not canceling a tournament and not losing too many golfers in any given week to positive tests. © Provided by Golfweek Adam Scott U.S. Open First Round But the last two weeks haven’t been great ones for the Tour on the coronavirus front in several different ways, including an interesting quote from one of the Tour’s highest-profile players. Consider that in the last three weeks, the Tour has seen...
    Rents are collapsing while vacancy rates soar citywide. This is clearly the time to finally free New York City from its unjust, destructive rent laws. That way, at least one good thing would come from this pestilence of a pandemic. StreetEasy just reported that third-quarter market-rate rents in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens are all below their levels of a year ago — something that last happened in the wake of the Great Recession. The median Manhattan rent dropped below $3,000 for the first time in nearly a decade. And the trends will continue — the market is fat with inventory, and the pandemic has plainly prompted a lot of people, especially higher earners, to move away permanently. Landlords are offering months of free rent to entice people to commit, even as the law temporarily bans evictions. Unofficially, the city’s population is down by 500,000, and it won’t soar back up...
    DEAR ABBY: I have the most wonderful, caring, loving husband any wife could dream of, and together we have a very sweet dog who adores us both but my husband a bit too much, if I may put it that way. When my husband is relaxing on the couch, “Peanut” likes to, umm, “love on” his leg. Jeanne Phillips  I know this is something dogs do, and I have read that it’s a way to establish the alpha, but my husband doesn’t dissuade her from this “loving” behavior. I find it disturbing, not so much because Peanut does it, but because my husband doesn’t mind or even likes it. Is this normal? OTHER ALPHA IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR OTHER ALPHA: According to the ASPCA website, what Peanut is doing is normal behavior for animals of both sexes, including those that have been spayed or neutered. Your husband’s acceptance of it, in...
    This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. When the pandemic disrupted school in the spring, Brandie Gogel did everything she could to keep her students with disabilities on track. She used YouTube to broadcast music therapy sessions. She made paper packets for students who couldn’t connect to the internet. When summer rolled around, she continued to meet regularly with her elementary schoolers over Zoom, hosting virtual field trips on her own time. Still, parts of their special education plans had to be put on hold. Without being in the same room, some things just weren’t possible.
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots have made it to Friday of Week 7 without any COVID-19 hiccups. Dare we say it was a relatively normal week of prep for the Pats? So far so good as we inch closer to Sunday’s matchup with the 3-3 San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots had just one practice over the last two weeks after several positive COVID-19 tests threw their schedule through a loop, but things were much more normal this week. The team met virtually on Wednesday, but was able to practice on Thursday. They’ll have back-to-back practice sessions for the first time in three weeks when they take the field Friday afternoon. Bill Belichick and Patriots players stressed how important is it to get that time on the practice field after a tough 18-12 loss to the Broncos last Sunday. On Friday, Belichick sounded almost relieved that the team...
    Trump? Acting normal? It’s rare, but when it happens, it’s dangerous. On a special episode of The New Abnormal responding to the final presidential debate Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson are joined by Daily Beast senior editor Tim Teeman, Gary Peters, the Senator from Michigan, who is here to outline the fight against voter intimidation at the polls, and TNA fav, GOP political consultant Mike Madrid. Molly was aghast at Trump’s almost normal debate performance. “It’s almost worse when Trump tries to be normal than when Trump is just insane,” she said. “When he acts like a normal president… then you have constantly fact check him in a way that you don’t when he’s just huffing and puffing and screaming.” Madrid, a veteran Republican pollster now working with the Lincoln Project, said Trump’s relative calm on stage means he can’t be counted out of the race yet. “If he had...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would appoint a commission to study the U.S. court system and make recommendations for reform. President Donald Trump looks back to a pre-COVID economy and calls out China as America's enemy.  Their answers come in separate interviews on CBS News' "60 Minutes" set to air Sunday – just nine days before the U.S. election. The interview with Mr. Trump and correspondent Lesley Stahl was taped Tuesday at the White House. The president left the interview early and later threatened to release the White House's own recording.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The interview with Biden was conducted Monday by CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell in Wilmington, Delaware. Interviews with the running mates, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, will also be included in the broadcast.  Watch more of @NorahODonnell's interview with Joe Biden, Sunday....
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE’s niece Mary Trump said Tuesday that people should stop expecting her uncle to “abide by the rules” at the presidential debates. Mary Trump told MSNBC anchor Ari Melber that moderators and the public need to stop considering Trump to be “a normal candidate.”  “People need to stop treating Donald like he’s normal, that he's going to abide by the rules or care at all about behaving decently,” she said. “He doesn’t. We cannot treat him like a normal candidate on a debate stage.” The president’s niece called her uncle’s debate behavior “exhausting,” adding that he is interrupting because “I think he’s desperate.”  “He goes into a debate or a town hall specifically...
    Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDemocrats make gains in Georgia Senate races: poll 'Democrat-run cities' fuel the economy, keep many red states afloat Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE is calling on young voters to create “a new normal in America” and cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE as Election Day approaches.  “One of the most inspiring things about this year has been to see so many young Americans fired up, organizing, marching, and fighting for change. Your generation can be the one that creates a new normal in America – one that’s fairer, where the system treats everybody equally, and gives everybody opportunity. We can come out of this moment stronger...
    (CNN)Former President Barack Obama told young Americans their generation "can be the one that creates a new normal in America" in a video message released Tuesday evening before he hits the campaign trail for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "Hey, everybody, one of the most inspiring things about this year has been to see so many young Americans fired up, organizing, marching and fighting for change," Obama said in a video posted to his Twitter account. "Your generation can be the one that creates a new normal in America. One that's fairer, where the system treats everybody equally and gives everybody opportunity," he continued. "We can come out of this moment stronger than before."The message aimed at young voters comes the night before Obama is set to hit the campaign trail for Biden in the final stretch of the election, starting with a speech in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening. Read MoreObama...
    Nicole Karlis October 20, 2020 11:07PM (UTC) For the past seven months of the pandemic, hope for returning to normalcy has hinged on the development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Yet some scientists and public health experts think that this approach isn't quite right. Some say the path to normalcy lies not in a vaccine (or not solely in one), but also in the prospect of a cheap, ubiquitous coronavirus rapid test.  : Such a test would mean that those who were entering a hospital, a place of work, or going on stage for a presidential debate could know within minutes if they had coronavirus. The implications for society are immense: those with the virus would have near-immediate knowledge of their positive result, and the same for those without. Those who knew their status could then quarantine accordingly, thus eliminating the spread of the...
    Sweden’s top infectious disease expert said the country will ease coronavirus safety restrictions on the elderly and encouraged them to no longer "completely isolate." "Basically, we mean that we will send a message to elderly people: You don't need to completely isolate any more. We send the same message to them that we send to the population in general: Avoid big gatherings. Keep your distance," Anders Tegnell told BBC Radio 4. He added that people over the age of 70 should "live a bit more of a normal life." Anders Tegnell, Sweden's State Epidemiologist, says his country will continue avoiding lockdown & he's in favour of relaxing more, telling elderly people "you don't need to completely isolate anymore...just avoid big gatherings, keep a distance" #R4Todayhttps://t.co/LDVEk0ZOtx— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) October 20, 2020 The death rate is higher in Sweden than in neighboring countries, but daily deaths are...
    Sweden is looking to ease restrictions for older people despite a rise in coronavirus cases, the architect of the country's no-lockdown strategy said today.  Anders Tegnell said he wanted over-70s to 'live a bit more of a normal life' after months of being told to avoid social contact and do their shopping online.  Tegnell said authorities would 'send the same message to them that we send to the population in general', encouraging them to be careful but without the draconian rules which are reappearing in much of Europe.   The promise comes despite official figures showing that 70 per cent of Sweden's coronavirus deaths have occurred in care homes for older people - but Tegnell rejected claims that the Nordic country has 'sacrificed the elderly' to stay open.     Cases have risen since the summer but Tegnell says the increase is less 'dramatic' than elsewhere in Europe, while deaths remain stagnant.  ...
    USA Today endorsed Joe Biden in an unprecedented move on Tuesday. The editorial board for the newspaper announced their decision to formally back the former vice president, picking a presidential candidate for the first time in the news outlet's 38-year existence because "this year, character, competence and credibility are on the ballot." Though the editorial board wrote they disagree with President Trump on issues ranging from his coronavirus response to "health care and climate change to immigration and trade," these policy differences are not the reason for making a first-time presidential endorsement. "If this were a choice between two capable major party nominees who happened to have opposing ideas, we wouldn’t choose sides. Different voters have different concerns. But this is not a normal election, and these are not normal times," the editorial board wrote. "For nearly four decades, the Editorial Board has stood for certain core values: truth, accountability,...
    SWEDEN is looking to ease restrictions for older people despite the country seeing a rise in coronavirus cases. Anders Tegnell, the man behind the nation's shunning of strict lockdowns, has said he wants to allow over-70s to "live a bit more of a normal life". ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7 7Anders Tegnell is the man behind Sweden's shunning of lockdownCredit: EPA Older people had been advised to avoid social contact and do their shopping online due to their vulnerability to the coronavirus. Tegnell, Sweden's state epidemiologist, said authorities would "send the same message to them that we send to the population in general" as he encouraged them to be careful. He however continued to steer clear of introducing tough new restrictions as draconian rules begin to reappear across Europe. The advice comes despite figures showing 70 per cent of Sweden's coronavirus...
    An older German man is going viral on social for his choice of corporate wear. The influencer, whose Instagram username is @markbryan911, is gaining popularity on multiple social media platforms for pictures of him wearing polo shirts and button-ups with color-coordinated skirts and shoes. Hide “I am just a normal, happily married, straight guy that loves Porsche’s, beautiful women, and likes to incorporate a skirt and heel into his daily wardrobe,” Mark wrote on an Instagram post that has since gained over 23,000 likes.  Hide His page, which was created in February, features many photos of him wearing high heels and skirts and has nearly 100,000 followers.. Landmarks and signs seen in the photos indicate that he lives in Germany. His captions proclaim that “gender and clothing should have no gender.” “Joking with some guys below about them looking up my skirt,” Mark captioned a post featuring him in a...
    Asian Americans in San Francisco are dying at alarming rates from COVID-19: Racism is to blame Some Grocery Stores Have Quietly Stopped Following This Safety Rule Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The Biggest Myth About Blood Pressure You Need to Stop Believing According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if your blood pressure measures 120 systolic and 80 diastolic, or "120 over 80," you fall into the normal range of what is considered healthy. And that's a good thing. After all, you want to avoid the increased risk of a stroke or heart attack that is associated with high blood pressure. But just when you thought you had one less thing to worry about, a new study found that...
    Martin Sheen as President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet and Allison Janney as C.J. Cregg in “A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote” This week saw a return of The West Wing to television, with the cast of the series reuniting as part of a get out the vote campaign in conjunction with the nonprofit organization When We All Vote, co-chaired by former First Lady Michelle Obama. Created by Aaron Sorkin in the late 1990s, a time when the American future seemed bright, limitless, and assured, The West Wing promoted an optimistic vision of government and the people who work within it. The series has been cited as inspiring many to serve in government, especially during the Obama era. It’s interesting to contrast Sorkin’s vision of the government we would hope for, and the Trumpian reality we exist in two decades later, since they are polar opposites in their...
    By THOMAS PEIPERT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check. Roughly seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season short at the height of spring break, resorts across the United States and Canada are slowly picking up the pieces and figuring out how to safely reopen this winter. While many of the details are still being worked out, resort leaders are asking guests to curb their expectations and to embrace a new normal while skiing and snowboarding amid a pandemic. That could mean wearing masks, standing 6 feet (1.8 meters) apart in lift lines (about the length of a typical ski), no dine-in service, riding lifts only with your group and no large gatherings for an apres drink. “We’re very optimistic about skiing this winter,” said Dave Byrd, director of risk and regulatory affairs at the Colorado-based National Ski Areas Association....
    DENVER – Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check. Roughly seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season short at the height of spring break, resorts across the United States and Canada are slowly picking up the pieces and figuring out how to safely reopen this winter. While many of the details are still being worked out, resort leaders are asking guests to curb their expectations and to embrace a new normal while skiing and snowboarding amid a pandemic. That could mean wearing masks, standing 6 feet (1.8 meters) apart in lift lines (about the length of a typical ski), no dine-in service, riding lifts only with your group and no large gatherings for an apres drink. “We’re very optimistic about skiing this winter,” said Dave Byrd, director of risk and regulatory affairs at the Colorado-based National Ski Areas Association. “The fact that we ski outside...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Californians may not need those heavy winter coats or umbrellas this winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) latest outlook for December, January, and February shows that much of the United States, including California, have a higher chance of seeing warmer-than-normal temperatures. California is 40-50 percent more likely to see higher temperatures. What conditions could you expect in your neck of the woods this #Winter? See our maps from NOAA’s #WinterOutlook: https://t.co/Lw8BLbwvVH #Winter #SnowOrNo? pic.twitter.com/LeZvObwF78 — NOAA (@NOAA) October 15, 2020 The outlook shows that the southern half or more of the country, as well as the Northeast, is expected to be warmer than normal, while parts of Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas, and Minnesota will be colder than normal. The lower three-quarters of the state will have a higher chance of less precipitation than normal, while Washington and the upper half of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Marylanders may not need those heavy winter coats as much this winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest outlook for December, January and February shows much of the United States, including Maryland, has a higher chance of seeing warmer-than-normal temperatures. What conditions could you expect in your neck of the woods this #Winter? See our maps from NOAA’s #WinterOutlook: https://t.co/Lw8BLbwvVH #Winter #SnowOrNo? pic.twitter.com/LeZvObwF78 — NOAA (@NOAA) October 15, 2020 The outlook shows the southern half of the country as well as the Northeast are expected to be warmer than normal, while parts of Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas and Minnesota will be colder than normal. Parts of the southern and western U.S. also have a higher chance of having less precipitation than normal, while the northern U.S. and Ohio Valley have a higher chance of being wetter than normal. In Maryland and the...
    A United Airlines plane seen at the gate at Chicago OHare International airport (ORD)on October 5, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images United Airlines' CEO Scott Kirby on Thursday said he expects air travel demand to remain lower than normal until there's a widely available coronavirus vaccine, but the worst appears to be over. United shares were down about 4% in morning trading. "We think we've turned the corner and can see it, Kirby told CNBC's "Squawk Box." A recovery is still "a long way off," Kirby said, adding that demand "is not going to get anywhere close to normal until there's a widely available vaccine." He estimates that will be at the end of 2021. The pandemic spoiled what is normally the peak summer travel season for U.S. airlines. After the market closed on Wednesday, Chicago-based carrier reported it lost $1.8 billion in the third...
    Kat Dennings tweeted that she looked "exactly like" Eilish at her age. Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage/Jim Dyson/Redferns Kat Dennings has defended Billie Eilish against body-shaming trolls after new photographs of the singer wearing a tank top and shorts were published by news outlets. On Wednesday night, Dennings tweeted: "Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves. As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it'd be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to f--- right off. She's beautiful and normal goodbye!"  The photographs of Eilish were first published by the Daily Mail and were widely circulated by trolls with crude comments about the teenager's body. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kat Dennings has defended Billie Eilish against body-shaming trolls after new photographs of the singer wearing a tank top and shorts were published by news outlets. "Anyone reacting...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Relaxed parking enforcement measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are scheduled to end Thursday. The city will resume parking enforcement and impounds when applicable for street cleaning, abandoned vehicles, oversize and overnight restrictions, peak-hour and anti-gridlock zones, and expired vehicle registration. Enforcement of expired preferential parking district permits will also resume throughout the city. In August, Mayor Eric Garcetti extended relaxed parking enforcement across Los Angeles to make it easier for Angelenos to stay home without being concerned about getting a ticket. The city will not impound vehicles when someone is living in them, and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation will report to the City Council within the next month or two with a plan for the next steps of parking enforcement. Additionally, LADOT stated it will delay the booting and impounding of “scofflaw vehicles” until Jan. 1. People can report abandoned vehicles in...
    Kat Dennings is backing up Billie Eilish after the singer called out body shamers online. “Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves,” tweeted the 34-year-old “Dollface” actress. “As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it’d be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to f–k right off. She’s beautiful and normal goodbye!” Eilish, 18, is known for wearing baggy clothes to avoid being body shamed, but the Grammy-winner was immediately subjected to just that after be ing snapped in a tank top and shorts last week. While she occasionally is seen in more form-fitting clothing, the “My Future” artist has been determined to keep her figure under wraps. “I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean, that’s why I wear big baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath, you...
    Musician Billie Eilish seemingly sent a message to body shamers after she was photographed wearing a tank top and shorts. Eilish shared a TikTok video made by blogger Chizi Duru about normalizing “normal bodies” on her Instagram story Tuesday, according to Page Six. All bodies deserve to be celebrated no matter the shape or size. Kudos to Billie Eilish for being comfortable in her own skin. Suck on that haters pic.twitter.com/xBYpP119ey — ???????????????????????? ♥ | ???????????? (???????????? ????????????????????????????) (@blazedbyari) October 14, 2020 “Ya’ll got to start normalizing real bodies, ok?” Duru said in the video. “Not everyone has a wagon behind them, ok? Guts are normal. They’re normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn’t real.” (RELATED: ‘Suddenly My Boobs Are Trending On Twitter’: Billie Eilish Opens Up About Dealing With Body Shamers) Eilish is known for wearing baggy clothes on purpose to deter people from body shaming her....
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    After spending almost three weeks in Rajasthan, actress Shruti Seth is back home. On Tuesday, the actress took to Instagram and shared her experience of flying amid the pandemic. “The new normal. The one big change and not a good one has been travelling during #covid_19 We went to Rajasthan for a 3 week vacay (much needed and highly recommended: one doesn’t realise how therapeutic it is to get out and breathe till you actually do it). Shruti Seth Reminisces Her Good Old VJ Days, Says ‘This Was a Life Dream Come True’ (View Post) “Flying out was very uncomfortable since we all wore PPE gear the whole time, right from entering Bombay airport till we landed in Udaipur. That’s around 5 hours or so. Bombay airport was crowded, the line to enter was really long but once we got in @vistara flight was very smooth. We spent most of...
    WAREHAM (CBS) — Wareham residents are being asked to stop calling police if they see an odd-looking fish in Broad Cove. The town’s Department of Natural Resources said Monday it’s aware that there’s a sunfish in the area, and there’s no cause for concern. “We have checked on it, and it is doing normal sunfish activities,” the department posted to Facebook. “It’s swimming. It is not stranded or suffering. The sunfish is FINE.” Sunfish fins can sometimes be confused for sharks. But the fish poses no harm to humans. File photo of a sunfish (Image: iStockphoto) “PLEASE STOP CALLING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ABOUT THIS SUNFISH!!” the department emphasized in an all-caps message.