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    BRITS could be hugging their loved ones and heading back to beaches by summer so long as they "don't take the mick," a health chief has said. Dr Justin Varney said everyone should "stick to the rules" if they want hugs and holidays to go ahead, stressing the lock could be tightened yet. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 2Brits could be back on the beaches by summer if they don't 'take the mick'Credit: ©Graham Hunt Fresh hope was sparked for British beach holidays last week, after it was revealed there has never been a Covid-19 outbreak linked to a crowded beach. It means if the Government's roadmap goes to plan, Brits could be back on them from May 17 - the same preliminary date given for hugs. Dr Varney, the National Strategic Advisor on Health for Public Health England, said "we all need to...
    By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's GameStop saga can't stop. At the very least, it won't stop. After weeks of going dormant, shares of GameStop have suddenly shot higher again, jumping 75% in the last hour of trading Wednesday and another 60% so far Thursday. It's reminiscent of the shocking 1,625% surge for GameStop in January, when bands of smaller and novice investors communicating on Reddit and other social media helped launch the struggling video game retailer's stock. That initial supernova heightened questions about whether the broader market was in a bubble and whether a new generation of traders should be able to take full advantage of the free trades available on their phones. Global markets swooned momentarily; Congress held a hearing. No clear reason seems to be behind this most recent move, leaving market observers to grasp at what little...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s GameStop saga can’t stop. At the very least, it won’t stop. After weeks of going dormant, shares of GameStop have suddenly shot higher again, jumping 75% in the last hour of trading Wednesday and another 60% so far Thursday. It’s reminiscent of the shocking 1,625% surge for GameStop in January, when bands of smaller and novice investors communicating on Reddit and other social media helped launch the struggling video game retailer’s stock. That initial supernova heightened questions about whether the broader market was in a bubble and whether a new generation of traders should be able to take full advantage of the free trades available on their phones. Global markets swooned momentarily; Congress held a hearing. No clear reason seems to be behind this most recent move, leaving market observers to grasp at what little news is out there but it does...
    Pfizer Inc announced on Thursday it has begun studying a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, part of a strategy to guard against mutated versions of the coronavirus. Health authorities say first-generation COVID-19 vaccines still protect against variants that are emerging in different parts of the world including the UK and South Africa. But manufacturers are now starting to prepare in case a more vaccine-resistant mutation comes along.  Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech SE, said it will offer a third dose to 144 volunteers, drawing from people who participated in the vaccine's early-stage U.S. testing last year.  It wants to determine if an additional booster shot given six to 12 months after the first two doses would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.   Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech are studying a third dose of their coronavirus vaccine, which is aimed...
    By Kara Scannell, Shimon Prokupecz and Devan Cole | CNN Tax records that former President Donald Trump tried to keep secret for years are now in the hands of the New York district attorney. Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, according to a source, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep the records private. The millions of pages of documents, sources say, contain Trump’s tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019, as well as financial statements, engagement agreements, documents relating to the preparation and review of tax returns, and work papers and communications related to the tax returns. Though the documents handed off from Trump’s long-time accounting firm Mazars won’t be released to the public because they’re subject to grand jury secrecy rules, their delivery caps off an extraordinary 17-month quest by the former President and his lawyers to block investigators from...
    Ethan Miller/Getty Images A TikTok audio titled "hey lol" by @khaleel mashes up the PornHub music and the song "Redbone." People are playing the sound for their friends and family to see if they're familiar with it.  Parodies already exist, with people showing their dogs responding to the sound. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. TikTokers are using an audio that mashes up pornography streaming site PornHub's introduction music with "Redbone" by Childish Gambino to supposedly test whether or not their friends and family members are familiar with the PornHub sound. In particular, older siblings are attempting to use the audio to see whether or not their younger siblings are familiar with the sound.  The audio, titled "hey lol," was uploaded by TikTok user Khaleel Abdullah (@khaleel) in a January 19 video. The video shows Abdullah sitting at a desk with the animated PornHub logo playing on...
    By Amir Vera | CNN The world held its breath awaiting news of Tiger Woods’ condition after the golf legend suffered serious injuries Tuesday in a rollover crash near Los Angeles. Woods, 45, was awake and responsive after a lengthy surgery at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, according to a statement early Wednesday on his Twitter account. Here’s what we know so far about the crash: What caused the crash? Traffic investigators could take days or weeks to determine cause of the crash as they investigate whether speed, fatigue or operator error were factors, or whether Woods struck something in the road, causing him to lose control, Lt. Michael White with the LA County Sheriff’s Office told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS. Woods was driving shortly after 7 a.m. PT in Rancho Palos Verdes when the SUV he was using crossed a median and went across two lanes of...
    (CNN)The world held its breath Tuesday awaiting news of Tiger Woods' condition after the golf legend suffered serious injuries in a rollover crash near Los Angeles.Woods, 45, was conscious and alert when emergency responders pulled him from his vehicle, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.Here's what we know so far about the crash: What caused the crash?Traffic investigators could take days or weeks to determine cause of the crash as they investigate whether speed, fatigue or operator error were factors, or whether Woods struck something in the road, causing him to lose control, Lt. Michael White with the LA County Sheriff's Office told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS.Read MoreWoods was driving shortly after 7 a.m. PT in Rancho Palos Verdes when the SUV he was using crossed a median and went across two lanes of road before hitting a curb, hitting a tree and landing on its side off...
    An independent investigation into the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain after an August 2019 arrest by Aurora, Colorado, officers describes how the situation was mishandled and recommends the city reassess its use of force policies and overhaul its internal review process.  Elijah McClain The investigative panel wasn't tasked with concluding whether the officers committed crimes or violated policies, but rather to investigate the actions of officers and fire rescue personnel, create a timeline of events and develop a written report with recommendations. It released the157-page report on Monday ahead of a presentation by the investigative team expected during a special City Council session Monday night, reports CBS Denver. McClain, who was Black, had been walking home from a convenience store wearing a ski mask when someone called 911 to report a suspicious person. Arriving officers tried to arrest the unarmed man, using a carotid hold — a technique where pressure is placed on...
    GREALISH or Maddison. Maddison or Foden. Foden or Grealish. Gareth Southgate has the proverbial ‘headache’ when it comes to selecting his most gifted creative players among a profusion of seductive options. 3Glenn Hoddle believes England are spoilt for choice in No10 role, with Phil Foden one optionCredit: AFP - Getty 3Former Three Lions boss Hoddle also tipped Gareth Southgate to pick Jack Grealish over James MaddisonCredit: Getty Images - Getty So, there is no one better to help sort out the dilemma than one of this country’s greatest ever No 10s, Glenn Hoddle, especially as it will be Grealish v Maddison when Aston Villa take on Leicester on Sunday. Hoddle has no doubt that Jack Grealish and James Maddison can be accommodated in the same side, much depending on the two possible ‘shapes’ Southgate goes for, but the big issue is whether Phil Foden can be omitted. And given his...
    The Reddit Rally saga made its way to Capitol Hill on Thursday with key players like billionaire Ken Griffin getting reamed out by lawmakers probing whether small investors are given a fair shake in investing. “You are doing a great job of wasting my time,” Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, blared at Griffin amid questioning over whether online brokers like Robinhood get the best deals for their clients by sending customer trades through Citadel. Griffin — worth an estimated $15 billion, according to Forbes — looked startled by the outburst before defending his company’s relationships with the no-fee trading apps like Robinhood. “We simply play by the rules of the road,” said Griffin. “Payment for order flow had been expressly approved by the SEC, it is a customary practice within the industry.”  Citadel executes the trades and pays for the order flow, which has contributed to the...
    Chicago announced on Wednesday that a city commission is reviewing the fate of 41 statues including those honoring Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, and Christopher Columbus. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city is seeking public comments before a decision is made on whether to remove the statues and replace them with something else as part of the Chicago Monuments Project. They were identified by the commission from more than 500 monuments around the city, after a review began over the summer when Black Lives Matter protesters attacked two statues of Columbus, forcing Lightfoot to have them temporarily removed. The mayor said that the project was launched afterward as part of a 'racial healing and historical reckoning' in the city, targeting Lincoln despite Illinois' own motto naming it the 'Land of Lincoln'. The historical figures identified for removal are said to have ties to slavery,...
    TikTok users have uncovered a bewildering CIA report from nearly four decades ago which describes the agency's belief that humans can transcend space and time using a technique called the Gateway Experience.  The report entitled Analysis and Assessment of The Gateway Process was penned in 1983 by US Army Lieutenant Colonel Wayne M McDonnell.  McDonnell described the Gateway Experience as 'a training system designed to bring enhanced strength, focus and coherence to the amplitude and frequency of brainwave output between left and right hemispheres so as to alter consciousness, moving it outside the physical sphere so as to ultimately escape even the restrictions of time and space'.  In simpler terms, the Gateway Experience uses sounds tapes to manipulate brainwaves with a goal of creating an altered state of consciousness in which a person can interact with nonphysical aspects of reality.    Practical uses of the technique, according to the CIA report,...
    Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:Personal FinanceOne potential payoff from recreational marijuana has nothing to do with cannabis industry jobs 'Once marijuana becomes legal for recreational use among adults, many people use it for medicinal purposes,' researchers found.Elon Musk’s carbon footprint looks modest by billionaire standards — but then he doesn’t own a yacht The "winner" is Roman Abramovich, and Bill Gates is middle of the pack. My wealthy fiancée wants me to accept ‘standard-of-living’ costs should we divorce. I’m a proud veteran and won’t accept more than $50,000. Who’s right? ‘I have worked very hard for everything I have. I take pride in the fact that I’ve overcome a lot of adversity to be where I am now, and I’m happy with my finances.’My daughter-in-law will only have a second child by surrogacy — and wants to use $200K of my son’s inheritance to pay for it...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Valentine’s Day announcement came with a black and white photo of the smiling couple and the Duchess showing off their pregnancy | 02/14/2021 | ionicons-v5-c14: 57 | Camacho Light | London, England.- Prince Harry and Meghan markle expect a second son, confirmed this Sunday a spokesman for the couple. « We can confirm that Archie is going to be an older brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are extremely happy to be expecting their second child, » a spokesman for the couple said in a statement. The couple have yet to reveal whether it will be a boy or a girl. But the ad included a black-and-white image of the couple sitting under a tree, with Harry stroking their head with one hand. Meghan as she lies on his lap cradling his stomach. Meghan and Enrique, who married in May 2018, are already parents...
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, Robinhood co-CEO Vlad Tenev, and Keith Gill (aka Roaring Kitty) are all on the witness list for an upcoming hearing before the House Financial Services Committee, according to a release from Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). The hearing, to be conducted virtually, will probe the recent volatility in shares of GameStop following a rally fueled by a group of day traders active on the r/WallStreetBets Reddit board. Over a two-week period that began last month, GameStop’s stock (GME) skyrocketed by 500 percent, hitting a high of $483 on January 28th. Several government entities are now looking into whether there was market manipulation involved, and whether Robinhood and other brokerages that temporarily restricted trading of GME were in compliance with federal regulations. According to The New York Times, after Gill invested $53,000 in GME in 2019, he began tweeting and posting videos about the stock; following...
    More On: jen psaki Psaki stumbles when grilled on White House spokesman’s one-week suspension Biden’s troubling double-talk on school openings must’ve set a record Green jobs in the sky, by and by White House defends Biden’s goal to reopen 50 percent of schools by end of April White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave a vague, rambling answer Friday when asked at a briefing to reporters whether the Biden administration considers Saudi Arabia and Israel to be “important allies.” “Can you please just give us a broad sense of what the administration is trying to achieve in the Middle East?” a reporter asked — in follow-up on an earlier question asking why President Biden has yet to call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “For example,” the reporter asked, “does the administration still consider the Saudis and the Israelis important allies? Rather than saying simply, “Yes,” Psaki gave...
    ALL you single ladies, listen up – Britain’s most right-swiped man on Tinder has some dating advice – DON’T play it cool. Stefan-Pierre Tomlin racked up almost 15,000 likes on his dating profile, making him the ultimate Mr Tinder. 8Tinder's most right-swiped man reveals how to find love and whether to have sex on the first date Despite being inundated with matches during his five-year stint on the app, the 30-year-old model only went on 15 dates, and through those dates he found four proper girlfriends. He has now settled down, with model Egle Damulyte, who he astonishingly met in real life AND during the pandemic, but he is keen to share his Tinder tips. Stefan, who lives in Canary Wharf, East London, with Egle, says: “To all the single people out there — get on a dating app. “Especially now during the middle of a pandemic. 8Stefan-Pierre Tomlin racked...
    IRELAND will play France without their captain as Johnny Sexton as they look to get a first Six Nations win on the board. That means Billy Burns will get another run-out despite missing touch with a last minute penalty when the Irish were beaten in Wales last week. 2Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Ireland's game against WalesCredit: Reuters Why isn't Johnny Sexton playing for Ireland against France in the Six Nations? Johnny Sexton took an accidental knee to the head from Justin Tipuric in Ireland's Six Nations match with Wales. And in line with rugby's concussion protocol, the Ireland captain was called off for a head injury assessment. However, Sexton appeared absolutely fuming at the time, gesturing to the medical team that he was fine to continue. On Thursday, Sexton indicated that he had passed the concussion protocols up to that point but he didn't know whether he...
    A new local strain of the novel coronavirus first identified in California has spread to 19 U.S. states and six countries, a new study finds. The strain, called CAL.20C, was first discovered by researchers at Cedars Sinai Los Angeles in Los Angeles County in July 2020. It went relatively undetected before exploding in the fall and was blamed for the striking rise in cases in California between November 2020 and January 2021.  CAL.20C is different from the variant first identified in the UK, known as B 1.1.7., that has been linked to 156 infections in The Golden State.  But the team found that CAL.20C is responsible for nearly half of all current COVID-19 cases in Southern California.  Scientists still have no idea whether the strain is more infectious, deadly or whether it makes vaccines less effective. The coronavirus strain called CAL.20C (pink bar) was identified by researchers at Cedars...
    Federal prosecutors and regulators are investigating whether 'market manipulation or other types of misconduct' led to the recent meteoric rise in shares of companies such as GameStop and AMC. The Justice Department's fraud section and the San Francisco U.S. attorney's office have sought information about the trading from brokers and social-media companies that were hubs for the trading, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors have subpoenaed information from brokers such as Robinhood, the popular trading app that many individual investors used to trade GameStop and other shares, according to the report. Additionally, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has opened a preliminary investigation into whether misconduct occurred as some Reddit traders targeted silver futures. In particular, it is focusing on the largest exchange-traded fund tied to silver, the iShares Silver Trust.   Federal prosecutors and regulators are investigating whether 'market manipulation or other types of...
    This article was medically reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, FNS, a Chicago-based fitness expert and creator of The Sculpt System app.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. Push-ups can help you burn calories and build muscle. RossHelen/Getty Images On average, push-ups burn 7 calories per minute.  How many calories you burn doing push-ups depends on your weight, age, and gender.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Push-ups are a popular exercise for burning calories and building muscle. Best of all, there's no equipment necessary to do them — just your own body weight. How many calories do push-ups burn? There's no one-size-fits-all...
    WEDDING guests may have to take a Covid test as part of plans to restart marriage ceremonies, Boris Johnson suggested tonight. The PM hinted mass deployment of saliva tests will play a fundamental part in rolling back lockdown restrictions on large events. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Boris Johnson said mass testing will be key to rolling back lockdownCredit: AP:Associated Press He was asked during a No 10 press conference tonight whether a mass testing drive could allow weddings and other big gatherings to resume. Boris said: “I’m a massive enthusiast for the advantages of lateral flow testing and daily testing - it’s getting ever more sophisticated. "There are tests that you can do now that just require a saliva test, faster than the ones you put up your nose. "These will really come into their own as we get the vaccination programme...
    MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson, Katy Tur, and Stephanie Ruhle repeatedly grilled Robert Ray, a member of Donald Trump’s defense team during his first impeachment trial, pushing the attorney to reveal his involvement in the current trial. Jackson began by asking Ray if he could have done a better job than attorney Bruce Castor, who stunned viewers of the trial with his rambling defense, questioning if he had been asked to return to the team. Ray said he was unable to disclose that information, but revealed he had no plans to visit Washington D.C. anytime soon. The attorney then noted that Trump will be acquitted either way, despite Castor’s presentation, citing the “merits” of the former president’s case. “Can you explain how whether you were asked to defend the president is privileged?” Tur asked, noticing that the information could only be privileged if Ray had current ties to Trump. “Does that mean that you’re currently working with the president?...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some local officials are frustrated by the state’s patchwork vaccine system where people are signing up for a shot on multiple waiting lists at once. Maryland’s Acting Health Secretary Dennis Schrader told a Maryland Senate committee this week that people should get on multiple waiting lists, and once you they get an appointment, remove themselves from the remaining lists. RELATED: Dulles CBP Officers Seize 36 Counterfeit Guitars “We don’t really want the Hunger Games going on to try to get an appointment,” said Senator Dr. Clarence Lam, a Howard and Baltimore County Democrat. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Eastern Shore Republican Senator Addie Eckardt called the vaccine situation “survival of the fittest.” Senator Lam asked, “Why do Marylanders need to go to the Walgreens website, the CVS website, the Giant website, the Hopkins website,...
    An Emirati walks past a screen displaying the "Hope" Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai on July 19, 2020, ahead of it's expected launch from Japan. The probe is one of three racing to the Red Planet, with Chinese and US rockets also taking advantage of the Earth and Mars being unusually close: a mere hop of 55 million kilometres (34 million miles).GIUSEPPE CACACE | AFP via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Within just a few hours, the world will know whether the United Arab Emirates has made history as the first Arab country to reach Mars. On Tuesday evening at 7:42 p.m. local time, the Emirates mars mission, named the Hope probe, is expected to reach the red planet and send a signal back to Earth.That is, of course, if it succeeds — experts estimate the current chance of a successful Mars...
    LOTS of people have an irrational fear of going to the dentist - and considering how they rummage around your mouth with all kinds of sharp instruments, who can really blame them? But while we'd only ever worried about our dentists uncovering lots of cavities or root canals, it turns out they can tell a LOT about our sex lives from the inside of our mouths. 4Dr Huzefa Kapadia revealed that dentists can tell if you've performed oral sex recently thanks to a spot on the roof of the mouthCredit: @dentite/TikTok It all started when Cian McBrien shared a TikTok video claiming that dentists can see if a patient has performed oral sex. Filming their shocked expression, the teen wrote: "JUST FOUND OUT THE DENTIST CAN FIND OUT WETHER SOMEONE HAS GIVEN [HEAD] OR NOT. I'M SCREAMINGGGGG." Although the video racked up almost half a million "likes" on TikTok, many...
    The White House continued to try to disassociate President Joe Biden from the impeachment trial of his predecessor, saying Biden't won't weigh in on whether the procedure is even legitimate and won't tune in for much of it. 'He will not spend too much time watching the proceedings at any time over the course of this week,' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday when asked whether Biden would tune in.   'He will remain closely in touch with Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi, Leader [Charles] Schumer – a range of officials on the Hill about his plan, and that's exactly what they want to do is to remain focused on that,' she said. On a day when House Democratic impeachment managers and Trump's legal team were trading accusations in filings – with Trump's team calling the process 'political theater' – Psaki repeatedly steered questions about impeachment to the coronavirus at her...
    Artificial intelligence is everywhere, and now a group of developers have created AI  software that can tell whether you are likely to die from Covid-19 using health data. University of Copenhagen researchers fed a computer program with health data from 3,944 Danish COVID-19 patients, as well as any underlying conditions. They then trained it to look for patterns in a patients' prior illness to determine the risk factors and potential outcome from Covid-19 and found that BMI, age and being male were the highest risk factors when it came to the likelihood of dying. The results show that AI can, with up to 90 per cent certainty, determine whether an uninfected person will die of the disease if they are unlucky enough to catch it.  Results from the new tool could help health officials determine who should be at the front of the line for a limited supply of vaccines, said...
    When someone tells a lie it is possible to catch them out - as they are more likely to speak slowly and put less emphasis in the middle of words, according to a study. Researchers from Sorbonne University conducted a series of experiments designed to understand how we decide, based on voice alone, whether a speaker is honest. They found that there was a signature in the voice of a liar - slower speech and less emphasis on the middle of a word - that the brain can automatically detect - even when not actively trying to determine whether someone is being honest or not.   It is hoped the discovery could be used in the future to develop 'light tools' that the police could use to determine whether a criminal is lying. Researchers from Sorbonne University conducted a series of experiments designed to understand how we decide, based on...
    The so-called “safe third country” agreements, signed in 2019 by the Trump administration and Central American countries, oblige asylum seekers from the region to seek refuge in those countries first before applying in the United States. The policies, part of a controversial Trump campaign to crack down on undocumented immigrants from Central America who represent a large portion of those detained at the U.S.-Mexico border, were never implemented with El Salvador and Honduras, the Department of State. Transfers under the agreement between the United States and Guatemala have been halted since mid-March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the statement added. Saturday’s announcement came after Biden unveiled a series of measures last week aimed at revamping America’s immigration system, including a task force to reunite separated families at the U.S.-Mexico border. and another to increase the annual refugee limit. One of the orders asks Blinken to...
    Miami : Today is Monday, January 25 and these are the main news of the day: 1.- A woman was run over and left to her fate by a hit-and-run driver. The events occurred on Northwest 22 Avenue, between Second and Third Streets. The preliminary report indicates that it is a woman in her 50s, who was hospitalized urgently with head trauma. 2.- They revealed new images of an impressive crash in which two people died in Broward. The car crashed at full speed and burst into flames Saturday at 4900 North Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point. The identities of those involved have not been released. 3.- The 2020 tax return will be more complicated due to the pandemic. For example, unemployment income is taxable and will impact your return. Stimulus payments are not taxable, but you will need to report whether you received the first stimulus payment,...
    Reuters February 3, 2021 0 Comments The White House said on Tuesday it would look into whether it can make visitor logs from former President Donald Trump’s administration public, a move that will be in line with the Biden administration’s vow to release its own records. The logs detail who visits the president and his staff on official business and enables the public to know which lobbyists, political donors and others are gaining access to the chief executive and his aides on a daily basis. The logs became a bone of contention in 2017 when the Trump administration said it would not release them. It kept visitor logs to core offices of the White House – including the West Wing – private and that decision faced legal challenges for its lack of transparency. The Trump administration later settled a lawsuit in 2018 to allow monthly publication of visitor logs...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met with far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as Republicans considered punishing her for her outlandish conspiracy theories and violent, racist views.  Aides to McCarthy and Greene offered no immediate comment after the two spent around 90 minutes together in his Capitol office.  Republicans have faced pressure from Democrats and members of their own party to strip Taylor Greene from her seats on the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Education and Labor.  Republicans are also seeking to have Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democratic from Minnesota, removed from her committee assignments for 'anti-Semtism,' Fox News reported.   The House GOP Steering Committee, which makes committee assignments for the party, was also summoned to meet on Tuesday. The Steering Committee can remove people from their posts, but no decision was announced.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pictures, met with Marjorie Taylor Greene for nearly 90 minutes on Tuesday Taylor Greene...
    President Joe Biden threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar on Monday as his administration debates on whether to call a military takeover a 'coup.' Insiders familiar with the back-and-forth described the discussions as 'chaos' as officials fear that the White House calling the military takeover a coup could anger China and force the United States to withdraw foreign aid, Politico reported. Myanmar's army took power of the country early on Monday and declared a state of emergency after detaining de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with members of her party. Myanmar's army has taken control of the country and detained members of its pro-democracy party President Joe Biden has condemned the takeover but has so far refrained from calling it a coup The military, known as the Tatmadaw, has had escalating tensions with the country's civilian government over alleged election irregularities in November when Aung San Suu Kyi...
    A study of people's hands claims the length of your fingers could show whether you're more likely to pick up a burger or a salad. Scientists in Norway carried out a study on different food choices in people who have a ring and index finger of similar length - which is associated with masculinity as it is believed they received more testosterone in the womb. The study of 216 Chinese people, with men and women equally represented, assigned each person a 'digit ratio,' relating to the length of their fingers. People whose ring and index fingers were of a similar length were more likely to pick from a 'masculine' group of foods that included burgers, chips, full-fat Coke and hard liquor, as opposed to a 'feminine,' group that offered salad, wine and Diet Coke They were then asked to rate how hungry they were and then pick from foods...
    US needs more vaccine doses. But increasing production isnt easy, experts say A Louisiana cemetery told the family of a Black deputy he couldnt be buried there because it was only for White people Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft A slam dunk if you need a balance transfer Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/19 SLIDES © Warner Bros/courtesy Everett C The Best Rom-Coms to Stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus After the arduous months we’ve had, who has the energy or brain space to sit...
    More On: fast takes Hero-less city by the bay and other commentary A reckoning for teachers unions and other commentary Biden signals unilateralism and other commentary How the media earn distrust and other commentary From the left: Big Tech’s War on Indie News “Major press outlets celebrated” videographer Jon Farina’s footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol assault, shown on the Status Coup site, reports Matt Taibbi at his TK News blog. But on Jan. 18, “another Farina live stream was shut down by YouTube, thanks to policies that will make it very difficult for non-corporate media” to do live reporting. He filmed a Virginia gun-rights protest that, despite media predictions, turned out to be “peaceful and unremarkable.” YouTube claimed the footage violated its “Firearms Policy,” relenting only after high-profile complaints — and never restored the content of other independents covering the rally. Such policies prevent live independent coverage of...
    After weeks of Donald Trump and his allies pushing baseless claims of a stolen election — claims that fueled the violent mob that stormed the Capitol — a number of Republicans and conservatives have called out that “Big Lie” and said GOP lawmakers should be publicly saying the election was not, in fact, stolen. On MTP Daily Friday, Chuck Todd spoke with Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves and asked him at one point, “Do you agree with Senator Romney, who says a lot could be started if more Republicans would tell the truth about the election, that there was no fraud, it was won fair and square by Joe Biden?” “Do you think perpetuating that has made this situation worse?” Reeves didn’t directly respond to Mitt Romney’s remarks and instead said, “People on both sides of the aisle need to recognize that we have to talk to one another, we have to...
    U.S. officials are weighing whether to implement sanctions against Russian individuals and groups connected to the poisoning and imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, according to three individuals familiar with the matter. Hitting Russia with fresh sanctions over Navalny would be a clear break from how former President Donald Trump handled the matter. In private and in public, he doubted that the Kremlin had anything to do at all with the attempt on Navalny’s life. The discussions about levying sanctions are part of a broader conversation between officials at the State and Treasury departments, as well as the National Security Council, about how and whether to respond to recent Russian malign activities, including the Solarwinds cyberhack, bounties put on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and Russian interference in the 2020 presidential election, those sources said.READ THIS LIST Capitol Riots Covid-19 Cheat Sheet Politics Entertainment Media World Half Full U.S. News...
    A study from The Ohio State University are testing an unusual method to screen people for coronavirus exposure: hard candy Although symptoms like cough, fever and shortness of breath are also common, at least 86 percent of patients who test positive report a loss of smell. Eight flavors of hard candy that are all the same color are being manufactured for the experiment. Participants will be asked to identify the smell and taste of the candy every day for 90 days.  If one of their senses ever appears to be muted, an app will alert them to go into quarantine and immediately get tested for COVID-19.  Every day study participants will be asked sniff and eat one of eight different flavors of hard candy and log via app what flavor they taste and its intensity (file image) 'Who doesn't like candy?' said project co-leader Christopher Simons, an associate professor of food...
    President Joe Biden is delaying executive orders to reverse Donald Trump's immigration policies, including the long-awaited announcement of a task force to reunite migrant families separated under the previous administration. The reason for the delay is unclear.  A planning document circulated among officials this month indicated the immigration executive order would be unveiled on Friday, part of a series of executive orders President Biden is issuing in his first few weeks in office to counteract Trump policies. But, as the document made the rounds, White House officials emphasized it was a draft with the dates not set in stone. However, a memo released by White House chief of staff Ron Klain ahead of Biden's inauguration said a specific plan to reunite migrant families would come before February 1. Sources involved with the immigration orders told NBC News the orders will be delayed 'by at least a few days,' but declined to say...
    Gun control activist—and Marjorie Taylor Greene foil—David Hogg appeared on CNN’s New Day Thursday morning to address a recent video that has emerged of the newly elected and QAnon-believing House Representative harassing him outside the Capitol building long before her election to Congress. Taylor Greene has come under significant political scrutiny, not just from Democrats (one of whom has called for her expulsion from Congress). Many of her past social media postings have come to light that suggested various Democratic leaders’ execution. Even Kevin McCarthy was forced to comment on Taylor Greene’s past and current behavior, as his spokesperson revealed that the House Minority Leader would “have a talk with her.” Alisyn Camerota noted to Hogg that, “at the time she was chasing after him in the viral video, heckling you,” she was not an elected leader. Since winning a house seat, however, “she has just been assigned a plum assignment...
    (CBS4) – Temperature checks have become commonplace as doctors’ offices and other businesses screen for COVID-19, however they may not be the most reliable indicator of coronavirus. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida talked about the problem on CBSN Denver this week. (credit: Getty Images) “If you take at look at the people who have COVID-19, only about half do develop a fever,” he explained. “If they, in fact, do develop symptoms, the amount of time they actually do have a fever is a very short window of time so you really don’t catch a lot of cases just by pure temperature screening.” He pointed out if someone is symptomatic and very ill, they should not be going out — and asymptomatic people will not have a fever. Hnida did say there is work underway to develop mass screening tools, like a scratch-and-sniff test being worked on at the University...
    Oregon man arrested after trashing store, spewing Islamophobic slurs in viral video Second night of Netherlands violence as Biden touts herd immunity Valentines Day Guide -- What to Buy, What to Wear and What to Watch © CoffeeAndMilk/Getty Images Is there a more polarizing holiday than Valentine's Day? Whether you're happily single or totally taken -- or somewhere in between -- Feb. 14 is almost here, and you might as well spread the love. If you're in a gift-giving mood, we have all kinds of fashion, beauty and home ideas to shower your loved ones with. Ideas include a flower delivery, chocolate covered strawberries, candy, jewelry and more. Many of us will be spending Valentine's Day at home as we continue to follow COVID-19 safety precautions. Celebrating while curled up at home can still feel special with a romantic dinner and movie (or five) queued up in the living room. We've compiled the sweetest...
    (CBS4) – Temperature checks have become commonplace as doctors’ offices and other businesses screen for COVID-19, however they may not be the most reliable indicator of coronavirus. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida talked with CBSN Denver’s Makenzie O’Keefe about the problem. (credit: CBS) “If you take at look at the people who have COVID-19, only about half do develop a fever,” he explains. “If they, in fact, do develop symptoms, the amount of time they actually do have a fever is a very short window of time so you really don’t catch a lot of cases just by pure temperature screening.” He pointed out if someone is symptomatic and very ill, they should not be going out and asymptomatic people will not have a fever. Dr. Dave did say there is work underway to develop mass screening tools, like scratch and sniff test being worked at the University of...
    The Justice Department inspector general announced Monday he has officially opened an investigation into whether officials at the department tried to overturn the election results. Michael Horowitz said in a statement that the probe will look into 'whether any former or current DOJ official engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election.' The two paragraph statement was released days after a New York Times bombshell report Friday revealed that Donald Trump, while still president, plotted to replace then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Clark – an ultra-loyalist. The plan, according to sources, was to get someone at the helm of the department who wanted to overturn the presidential election results in Georgia, an initiative in which Rosen did not agree. Horowitz made sure to draw a line by clarifying that the investigation will not extend to...
    New York helicopter crash: 3 National Guard soldiers killed in crash in Mendon, near Rochester Presidential inauguration 2021: Biden: Democracy has prevailed These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft 16 Highly Unnecessary Things People Waste Money On (You’re Guilty Of Many) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Sephora Glow, Hydrate, and Embrace Your Beauty With Milk Makeup's 20 Best Products BUY NOW $26 Milk Makeup took the beauty world by storm with its unique packaging and stellar formulas. Whether you enjoy bold, full coverage...
    Supporters of President Donald Trump take over balconies and inauguration scaffolding at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Law enforcement are taking a closer look at how extremist groups may have organized violence ahead of the Capitol insurrection.  Members of the Proud Boys, Three Percenters, and The Oath Keepers are among those who have been arrested on charges that they participated in the riots. The US Attorney for DC said that that determining the level of planning done by groups like these is a top priority for investigators. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As the FBI continues to investigate the mob of crazed pro-Trump fanatics who took over the Capitol on January 6, investigators are focusing on the role that extremist groups played in organizing the terror. Members of the extremist groups Proud Boys,...
    EVANS, Colo. (CBS4) — Police were involved in a shooting and a crash that happened right outside the doors of a gas station in Evans. Investigators did not say who fired the shots, whether anyone was hurt, or how the shooting was related to the crash. The crash caused major damage to the front ends of two SUVs — and knocked over items on display outside the Loaf ‘N Jug at 23rd Avenue and 32nd Street. (credit: CBS) Police did not say whether anyone was hurt. It’s not clear what led up to the crash but there is a large police investigation underway. (credit: CBS) Evans police said no schools or businesses were on lockdown, but they asked people to avoid the area, if possible.  
    People tend to make snap judgments on each other in a single look and now an algorithm claims to have the same ability to determine trustworthiness for obtaining a loan in just two minutes. Tokyo-based DeepScore unveiled its facial and voice recognition app last week at the Consumer Electronics Show that is touted as a 'next-generation scoring engine' for loan lenders, insurance companies and other financial institutions. While a customer answers 10 question, the AI analyzes their face and voice to calculate a 'True Score' that can be help companies with the decision to deny or approve. DeepScore says its AI can determine lies with 70 percent accuracy and a 30 percent false negative rate, and will alert companies that fees need to be increased if dishonesty is detected. However, scientists raise concerns about bias saying the app is likely to discriminate against people with tics or anxiety, resulting in...
    A WOMAN has shared her genius trick to find out whether or not your man is cheating - and all you’ll need is a lint roller. TikTok user Andrea Lopez shared the trick with her followers as she made a shocking discovery of her own. 3Andrea Lopez has shared her genius tip to find out whether your man is faithful - and all you will need is a lint rollerCredit: @andrea.lopez44/TikTok In the clip, Andrea says: “Ladies if you wanna find out if your man is cheating get yourself one of these and roll it all over their carpet.” Andrea can then be seen doing exactly that, reaching every inch of the carpet with the stick white roller. When she lifts it up she discovers a bunch of strawberry blonde hairs are stuck to the roller. Pausing she says, “wtf” before pointing out that her hair is black. 3After rolling...
    The General Directorate of Public Health analyzes whether the three deaths of the same family, the two parents and a son, in Melilla due to Covid-19 are the result of a outbreak that could have its origin in a christening celebrated in the month of December. As reported by official sources, the four dead registered in this month of January, which represents double the number of deaths that were registered in the northern Spanish city between March and July with the first wave of the coronavirus crisis, three of them were part of a family nucleus. The first to die were the parents, both octogenarians, and the last, ason, about 55 years old, according to the aforementioned sources. A fourth member of this same family also had Covid but in his case, unlike his mother, father and brother, he has managed to recover. Public Health suspects that the situation...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says that public health officials are taking contagious mutations of the coronavirus ‘very seriously’ including ‘more ominous’ strains seen in Brazil and South Africa, though help could be on the way in the form of two new vaccines. Fauci, one of the nation’s foremost experts on infectious diseases, added that America was ‘weeks away, not months away’ from granting emergency use authorization of two new COVID-19 vaccines. He told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that he was confident President-elect Joe Biden could deliver on his pledge to vaccinate 100 million people in the first 100 days of his term in office, which begins on Wednesday. Since last month’s rollout of the Pfizer BioNTech and Modern vaccines, the United States has struggled to get more of its population inoculated. Complicating matters is a surge in coronavirus cases that is being compounded by new mutations. Dr. Anthony...
    DOJ internal watchdog opens investigation into Capitol riots Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares Jackie MacMullan and Kyrie Irving Once Argued About Whether NBA Players Were Property Jackie MacMullan joined The Ringer podcast network late last year. This week, she and Bill Simmons appeared on The Ryen Russillo Podcast to discuss the James Harden trade to the Brooklyn Nets. During the show, MacMullan shared a story about a conversation she once had with Kyrie Irving in which she argued that NBA players were "property." This was meant to be an example of why Kyrie doesn't get it. © Provided by The Big Lead Kyrie Irving | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Here’s the audio of Jackie MacMullan’s story about her telling Kyrie that he’s an NBA owner’s property because they pay him millions pic.twitter.com/p1U5Euiz1n https://t.co/2JRfzrKKAy— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 14, 2021Even if MacMullan was trying to explain her perspective on...
    The Government and the Catalan parties meet this Friday in the Parliament to debate and decide whether to maintain or postpone the February 14 elections given the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in Catalonia and the health outlook for the coming weeks. After several meetings of the table of matches since the beginning of December, this Friday is set as the date to take the final decision on the elections called on February 14. The meeting will be led by the vice president, Pere Aragonès, who until now had not participated in these meetings, and will be accompanied by the Minister for the Presidency and spokesperson for the Executive, Meritxell Budó, the Minister for Foreign Action, Bernat Solé, the Minister for the Interior, Miquel Sàmper, and the Minister for Health, Alba Vergés. The Government has expressed from the first moment that its will is to achieve the maximum consensus among...
    The Daily Caller’s Caity McDuffee and Lisa Bennaton headed to the streets of Washington D.C. to ask people this question: Do you think it is fair that big tech is kicking President Trump off social media platforms? “I think he ought to be kicked off the entire United States of America,” one man stated when asked if it was fair that Trump was kicked off Twitter. The Daily Caller also asked people whether or not they think Trump should be impeached. (RELATED: House Votes To Impeach President Trump For The Second Time) “They have been trying to do it for a while, sure some his actions they have been normalized, but ultimately like I kind of just want to move forward and I think the best way to do that is not impeach him and just let it go and he’ll hopefully fade,” one interviewee said. Tune into the video...
    The House Democratic Whip is charging that sitting lawmakers gave inside help to MAGA mob rioters – as a group of Democratic lawmakers is demanding to know how rioters appeared to gain 'unusually detailed knowledge' of the Capitol they ransacked.     Rep. James C. Clyburn of South Carolina is pointing to rioters who located his own unmarked office, as well as 'tours' that several Democrats say GOP lawmakers provided in advance of the January 6 riot.  'Well, it seems to me that something was going on – some coordination was going on between sitting members of Congress and some of these called visitors to the Capitol,' Clyburn said.  A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (N.J.), have written Capitol Police demanding the identities of people who toured Capitol facilities the day before the riot – along with any information on the members who brought them there. Sherrill is...
    The idea of an artificial intelligence (AI) uprising may sound like the plot of a science-fiction film, but the notion is a topic of a new study that finds it is possible and we would not be able to stop it. A team of international scientists designed a theoretical containment algorithm that ensures a super-intelligent system could not harm people under any circumstance, by simulating the AI and blocking it from wrecking havoc on humanity.  However, the analysis shows current algorithms do not have the ability to halt AI, because commanding the system to not destroy the world would inadvertently halt the algorithm’s own operations. Iyad Rahwan, Director of the Center for Humans and Machines, said: ‘If this happened, you would not know whether the containment algorithm is still analyzing the threat, or whether it has stopped to contain the harmful AI.’ ‘In effect, this makes the containment algorithm unusable.’ Scroll...
    Dana White. Photo by UFC / YouTube The UFC is exploring whether the use of psychedelics could help fighters deal with brain trauma. It follows a week when a former UFC fighter, Spencer Fisher, told a leading MMA website about health issues he has experienced after hanging up his gloves in 2012. He says he suffers from depression, sometimes forgets his children's names, and says he was declared "permanently disabled and unable to work" by a neurologist. "We're now interested [about] this thing … about psychedelics, and we've actually reached out to the Johns Hopkins guys, and we're diving into that," White said this week. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The UFC is exploring whether psychedelics could be used to help reduce brain trauma sustained by MMA fighters. Brain injuries have been headline news in combat sports this week after MMA Fighting published a story about...
    An unused classroom at Karl Marx secondary school in Saxony-Anhalt, Gardelegen, in Germany. Due to the still comparatively tense Covid-19 situation, stricter rules apply in Saxony-Anhalt as well as nationwide. Schools are to remain in emergency operation until at least the end of January.Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — The science around the link between children and the spread of the coronavirus is still evolving, but a growing body of evidence seems to suggest that kids attending school do play an important role in community transmission. It comes at a time when the resurgent spread of Covid-19 has prompted most of Europe to adopt the strictest level of public health measures, with many countries in the region shutting schools as part of a broader plan to curb infection rates and alleviate the strain on already stressed health facilities. The polarizing issue of whether schools should stay...
    Yelp is adding a new option that lets customers provide feedback on whether a business is enforcing COVID-19 safety guidelines, the company announced today. Initially, users will be able to report whether staff at a business are wearing masks, and whether they’re enforcing proper social distancing guidelines. The aim is to “instill confidence in consumers to continue supporting local businesses,” Yelp says. You’ll be able to provide feedback on a business’ safety measures via its page on Yelp, either through survey questions or by tapping the “Edit” icon in the top-right of a page’s COVID-19 updates section. The listing will display either a green check mark or an orange question mark next to the listed safety measures, depending on what a majority of users report. The icons shown will be based on an overall consensus from visitors, and only count responses over the last 28 days.
    Life would certainly be easier if challenges came at us in a vacuum.   The question pressing the nation right now is, of course, whether President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. When dealing with any significant, complex question, it is human nature to focus on it as though nothing else in the world were going on. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way.  Certainly, the president deserves to be impeached. He has profoundly violated his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.   ANDREW MCCARTHY: TRUMP HAS COMMITTED AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE Trump was hellbent on stopping Congress from performing its constitutional duty to count the sovereign states’ electoral votes. Toward that end, he pushed a theory that would have destroyed the American system of government – namely, that the vice president had authoritarian power to ignore the election and decree who would be president. To pressure Mike Pence and Congress to accept and implement this anti-constitutional theory, Trump incited a throng of...
    NFL owners, players hand out 13 more social justice grants The worst fast-food flops of all time Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI): What it is and how to calculate it When it comes time to do your taxes, most people will seek the help of a CPA or a tax software. However, even if you're outsourcing this annual task, it's a good idea to have some background knowledge about what you'll be paying to the IRS, including understanding your adjusted gross income and modified adjusted gross income. © damircudic/Getty Images Young man working on laptop What is modified adjusted gross income?Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is your adjusted gross income (AGI) with certain adjustments (modifications) added back in. If you want to know whether you qualify for certain tax benefits, you'll need to know your modified adjusted gross income. To determine your MAGI, knowing a few terms is necessary:...
    The FBI is investigating whether any of President Donald Trump's supporters who attacked the U.S. Capitol were conspiring to hurt lawmakers or take them hostage, according to a new report.  Already, dozens have been arrested over the January 6 riot, but the FBI is now looking at whether there was a deeper plot to kidnap or harm members of Congress, sources told the Washington Post. 'We're not looking at this as a grand conspiracy, but we are interested in learning what people would do with things like zip ties,' said one law enforcement official. At least two mob members were spotted on the Senate floor carrying zip-tie handcuffs, while another was caught with a pistol on the Capitol grounds. At least two individuals were spotted in the Senate chamber carrying heavy-duty flex cuffs. The FBI is investigating whether there was any plot to take lawmakers hostage Researchers...
    This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, a nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice based in New York City. Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. There is no harm to drinking alkaline water, but it is more expensive and offers no health benefits beyond regular water. RunPhoto/Getty Images There are almost no science-backed benefits of drinking alkaline water in place of regular water.  Alkaline water does not cure cancer, reduce your risk of heart disease, or prevent osteoporosis.  Drinking alkaline water likely won't harm your health, and it can still be hydrating, but it is more expensive than regular...
    Amid a standoff over actions to potentially remove President Trump from office, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told colleagues she phoned the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss 'precautions' to prevent Trump from starting a war or accessing nuclear launch codes. Pelosi released the letter just minutes before House Democrats were to meet to discuss whether to go ahead with a second impeachment of Trump, after he egged on his supporters in their march to the Capitol that led to a riot and multiple deaths – including of a Capitol Police officer.    She headed her comment: 'Preventing an Unhinged President From Using the Nuclear Codes' in a 'Dear Colleague' letter. Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi spoke to the chair of the joint chiefs to discuss precautions about 'accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike,' she told colleagues 'This morning, I...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump has been asking aides and lawyers, including White House counsel Pat Cipollone, about his self-pardon power, multiple sources told CNN. Some of those conversations have happened in recent weeks, one of the sources says. It is unclear if it has come up since Wednesday's mayhem at the Capitol building fomented by the President's rhetoric or after his recent controversial call with the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Trump has asked about the legal and political consequences of a self-pardon, according to a source close to Trump. The New York Times reported earlier Thursday that Trump has suggested in conversations since Election Day that he wants to pardon himself, citing two people familiar with the discussions. He has also asked for legal opinions on whether he has the authority to issue a self-pardon and has been advised on the potential political fallout. This person said it was...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Shares in Alibaba and Tencent were rocked in Hong Kong on Thursday following reports that they could be the next casualties of President Donald Trump's scorched earth campaign against Chinese tech. Washington is considering prohibiting Americans from investing in the two companies, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Such a move would be a major shock for Asia's two most valuable companies. Alibaba (BABA) also trades in New York, so if Americans are banned from investing in the company it could be delisted in the United States.Alibaba's Hong Kong-listed shares fell 3.9%, while and Tencent's stock plunged 4.7%.It's not clear whether the US government will actually follow through with the plan. The Wall Street Journal reported that authorities have debated whether banning Alibaba and Tencent (TCEHY) would have "wide capital-markets ramifications." Together, the tech companies are worth more than...
    Scientists are concerned the coronavirus could cause long-term damage to the brain and central nervous system, potentially leading to Alzheimer's in later life.  US and UK-based academics are planning a large-scale global study to investigate the possibility SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, could lead to cognitive decline, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other forms of dementia years after infection.  The full repercussions of brain-related problems caused by the coronavirus will not be fully understood for decades as survivors age but autopsies, mouse studies and data from other respiratory viruses are cause for concern, researchers warn.  There is currently no evidence the coronavirus does cause Alzheimer's but it has been found the virus is able to invade the brain and scientists hope their global study can shed light on the issue.    Scientists are concerned the coronavirus could cause severe long-term damage to the brain and central nervous system, potentially leading to...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama on Monday warned Georgia voters they “can’t just vote for President and think that our job is done,” adding Republicans “want us to believe that their pride is more important than our democracy.” “Your vote is your voice. It’s your power. And right now, from the President of the United States on down, we’re seeing and hearing just how desperate some are to take that power away. They want us to believe that their pride is more important than our democracy,” she said of Republicans, describing it as “unconscionable,” particularly “at a time when a staggering number of Americans are dying every day from a virus that was downplayed for far too long.” “It’s unconscionable to focus on overturning an election rather than helping struggling families or distributing a vaccine,” she said. “This is why we can’t just vote for President and think that our...
    Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden are both holding rallies in Georgia on the eve of the state’s two Senate runoff elections, with control of the Senate on the line. Trump will doubtless tout his rally’s larger attendance, ignoring that it’s a result of ignoring public health precautions and packing people in to yet another potential superspreader event as coronavirus hammers the nation. But Trump has Republicans very nervous ahead of the rally given his attacks on top Georgia Republicans, including Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and his interest in telling voters that Georgia’s elections are rigged, potentially suppressing his own party's turnout. After all, if Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler win on Tuesday, then Trump is the only Republican to lose at the top of the ticket in the state in 2020 and early 2021. Trump’s attacks on Kemp have taken...
    Robert Galbraith/Reuters On the social media site Reddit, a subreddit called "Am I The A--hole" (known as AITA) has became an unlikely source of joy this year. In it, people describe scenarios — often involving a romantic partner, often shocking — and ask other online to judge whether they were an "a--hole" for reacting as they did. Some of the most popular posts get screenshotted and shared on other social media sites, like Twitter and Instagram, where more people weigh in with their judgments. Here are the best submissions of 2020.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. To say 2020 has been a catastrophic year might be an understatement. But even in the most trying of times we finds ways to persevere and cope — often, with humor.  Reddit's r/AmItheA--hole (AITA) subreddit has become one unlikely source of joy this year, during a pandemic, natural disasters,...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us Many of the big political stories in the state spilled over into Denver...and vice versa. From the Colorado State Capitol on May 28, lawmakers watched the first demonstration over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis polis just days before. But dissension in this city didn't just focus on racist law enforcement; residents also debated what to do with homelessness, whether the mayor had too much power...and whether a former mayor should be honored with a neighborhood named after him. Politics became very personal this year. Related Stories The Ten Biggest Colorado Political Stories of 2020 Our Ten Most Popular News Stories of 2020 Denver Monitor Report Critical of Police Actions During Racial-Justice Protests ...
    Before I start off this series, let me state something that needs to be said. IMDB (Internet Movie Database) is considered as a Holy Grail for movie maniacs, with its much appreciated user ratings system for various movies that makes the good sheep stand out from the bad ones. However, even though Indian cinema have extensively featured in the aggregate system of the website, the user numbers are low and those who are in, don’t use the website to give the right image of a film. Like for example, Kanti Shah’s Gunda, considered as one of the worst films made in Indian Cinema, has a healthy score of 7.3 out of 10! Year-Ender 2020: Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii, Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2, Varun Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 – 10 Dumbest Bollywood Films of This Year. In 2020, a large number of trolls were waiting to attack many of the popular Hindi...
    ULTRA organised people are rating their sexual encounters in incredibly detailed spreadsheets which include details on their bedroom performance, kissing and how much they regret it. The revealing data collections were shared in response to one man asking people whether they would remember the names of all of their sexual partners. 7People are sharing their incredibly detailed hook up spreadsheets on TikTokCredit: Tiktok / manicbunnie One woman confessed she gives her hookups a 1-10 rating based on their attractiveness, intelligence, kissing, sexual skills. She also give rating to how strong their friendship is, how good the overall experience was and how much she regrets the encounter. Each sexual partner gets a total, which is "The sum of all the other categories, minus the regret, divided by 10." She also keeps detailed notes and has a separate spreadsheet to keep track of her visits to the sexual health clinic. 7The detailed...
    Maine remains only state to fully ban Native American mascots. Why havent others followed? 10 financial resolutions to make for the new year Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress & Anxiety Away Ad Microsoft This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021 Ad Microsoft New Policy For Cars Used Less Than 49 Miles/Day Ad Microsoft ...
    Incoming Democratic House members Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman refused to say whether they would support Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in a Sunday interview. Bush and Bowmann appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” where they both declined to say if they will vote in support of Pelosi as Speaker of the House. Bush will represent Missouri’s 1st congressional district. Bowman will represent New York’s 16th congressional district. “What I am going to do is make sure that voices of the people of St. Louis are heard and that we have what we need. And so you will find out then,” Bush said when asked about his support for Pelosi. WATCH:  Incoming Democratic lawmakers Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman decline to say whether they will vote in support of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/H4ijvUdtXd — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 27, 2020 Bowman also...
    Neighbors have described how the 'Nashville bomber' was an 'oddball' as the FBI probes whether he had a paranoia about 5G technology.  Neighbors had reported seeing the RV used in the Christmas morning explosion parked outside of Anthony Quinn Warner's Antioch home. Tony Rodriguez, who lives within the duplex that agents raided on Saturday, told the Washington Post that he never spoke to his neighbor, 63, and did not know his name. He alleged that Warner kept 'No Trespassing' signs around the home, especially around the RV, and was often seen tinkering with antenna above the house. Rodriguez also claimed that investigators had taken a computer motherboard from Warner's house during the search. Scroll down for video  Investigators remove items from the basement of the home in Nashville, Tennessee, which had belonged to Anthony Quinn Warner on Saturday afternoon Warner - the man identified as a person of interest...
    MIKE TYSON has likened his early days in boxing to a young girl experiencing her first period. No fighter has shot to stardom quite like the American, 54, who retains the record as the youngest-ever world heavyweight champion. 4Mike Tyson has opened up on the 'mental breakdown' he suffered in the 1980s 4The heavyweight legend rose to prominence while still a teenagerCredit: Getty Images - Getty In just over 18 months as a professional, Iron Mike won 28 fights and claimed his first heavyweight belt. But his conduct out of the ring quickly drew significant attention and Tyson looks back on the time as something of a 'mental breakdown'. He told VladTV: "That stage in my life, I was dealing from a point of view of suffering, no self love. "I was going through so many periods of my life during that time. "In my professional boxing career, I was...
    The FBI is probing whether Nashville's Christmas Day bombing was deliberately designed to target police officers, after they were lured into the area prior to the massive explosion.  The blast - which injured three people and caused massive damage to the city's downtown area - emanated from a white RV parked on Second Avenue at 6.40 am Friday.  Officers had been called to the scene shortly before the explosion amid reports of a shooting. However, they arrived to find the vehicle playing an announcement saying that the RV would explode in 15 minutes. One expert is now theorizing that the spooky recording was designed to bring as many cops and first responders as possible into the area with the intention of killing or maiming them.   'I kind of think it was probably an idea to get first responders to come in,' ex-NYPD Detective Bill Ryan told Fox News on Saturday. ...
    Donald Trump has made bounteous use of the presidential pardon in the final days of his administration – and may now make United States history by trying to pardon himself. White House insiders say he is ‘obsessed’ with his power to forgive any federal offence, as he has proved in recent days. There have been presents under the tree for everyone from jailed campaign aides to American mercenaries convicted of massacring civilians in Iraq. As a man who has been compared to a Mafia don in the value he places on unquestioning personal loyalty, he was always expected to want to reward allies who stuck by him – especially those who, as his critics see it, ‘took a fall’ to save the President’s own neck. As many as 60 of Mr Trump’s 65 pardons up until Wednesday went to individuals with personal or political ties to the President. White...
    Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley feels President-elect Joe Biden should continue a variety of President Trump’s foreign policies, specifically so China doesn’t get a pass from the incoming administration. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Haley wrote Biden should keep key aspects of Trump’s China policy, continue to pressure Latin American dictators and maintain peace progress between Israel and Arab nations in the Middle East. "There has been a lot of foreign policy advancements that have happened over the last four years and when you look at whether it is how we handled China… how we’ve handled the murderous dictators in Venezuela and Cuba, or when you sit there and look at how we’re going to handle peace in the Middle East going forward, what my hope is, is that they’re not very quick to discredit and erase the last four years," Haley said Thursday in "The Daily Briefing with...
    SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — A man was shot and killed during a Thursday morning drug raid in a suburban Atlanta apartment complex, authorities said. Members of the Marietta Cobb Smyrna Organized Crime Task Force and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team were executing a search warrant for drugs before dawn near Smyrna, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said, when an officer shot a man in the apartment. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. It’s unclear whether the SWAT team member fired his gun intentionally, authorities told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saying they're still investigating that question.. The man's name wasn't being released until authorities notified relatives. The Cobb County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy. No officers were injured. The Cobb County district attorney will decide whether to pursue criminal charges against anyone involved after GBI completes its investigation. Its the 92nd time...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard made a rare late-night television appearance, with host Jimmy Kimmel kidding the Los Angeles Clippers superstar who avoids attention off the court about being a mysterious man. “Maybe to the outside world,” Leonard said. “The people around me know who I am.” Kimmel pointed out on Wednesday night’s show that Leonard doesn’t have an Instagram account and hasn’t posted to Twitter since 2015. But Kimmel drew bits of information out of Leonard (Mexican food is his favorite) and even got the always serious-looking player to smile several times. Leonard cleared up a rumor that he once brought 12 red apples to a team dinner when he played for the San Antonio Spurs and ate them with a fork and knife. “Who came up with that story?” Leonard asked. “I do have an apple tree, but I didn’t pick my apples and bring them to...
    The weapon that will end the war: First coronavirus vaccine shots given in US Dems face key choice on slimmer stimulus deal as talks enter pivotal week 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously) Ad Microsoft This Is the Present Everyone's Talking About Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/27 SLIDES © amazon Finding a gift for couples presents a unique complication: There's added pressure because you need to find the perfect gift for not one,...
    PLAYERS of the new Cyberpunk 2077 video game have been left in stitches after a bizarre glitch revealed the genitals of their characters. Screenshots posted to social media over the weekend show the realistic penises and breasts of in-game avatars poking through their clothes. 7An embarrassing glitch in the new video game Cyberpunk 2077 causes characters' genitals to show through their clothes Launched last week by Polish outfit CD Projekt, Cyberpunk 2077 is believed to be one of the most expensive video games of all time. But despite its lengthy development and sky-high budget, engineers are scrambling to iron out a handful of early issues stumbled upon by players. One that has delighted gamers involves the naughty bits of the game's main character, V. Players have the option to customise V in countless ways, including whether they have a penis or vagina, and even the size and shape of their...
    Getty Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy Something must change. That is the directive given to Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, who is “safe” from the firing line, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning. With a caveat. “Is Mike McCarthy heading toward a one-and-done situation? My understanding, talking to sources inside the organization, Mike McCarthy is safe. But, as one source said, something has to change. Keep an eye on the defensive side of the ball — specifically, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. They basically have the same players they had in 2018. That was a good defense. This, last in points. Something must change.” From @NFLGameDay: #Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is considered safe, but changes could come on the defensive side of the ball. pic.twitter.com/UV37vD8NHs — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 13, 2020 ALL the latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys...
    A Republican senator has argued that the sworn testimonies of fired FBI Director James Comey and his deputy Andrew McCabe related to a 2016 leak about a Clinton Foundation investigation were "irreconcilably contradictory." Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas called upon Attorney General William Barr and current FBI Director Christopher Wray to release all relevant information to determine who was lying. Cruz sent the letter to Barr and Wray on Thursday, saying “we now know that this leak was authorized” by McCabe and that “McCabe initially told FBI agents under oath that he did not authorize the leak and did not know who did … but when confronted later with contrary evidence, he confessed both to knowing about and authorizing the leak.” Cruz added that “we do not know, however, whether and to what extent” Comey “was aware of and authorized this leak after the fact.” DOJ Inspector...
    Trent Brown was back at practice Wednesday but Josh Jacobs was not as the Raiders look to to get their sagging running game back on track for the last quarter of the season. It was Brown’s first practice since late October, as he rejoined the starters in limited fashion. Jacobs, who missed a 31-28 win over the New York Jets with an ankle injury, will have his availability determined Thursday and Friday. Whether they play Sunday or not against the Indianapolis Colts, a significant part of the Raiders’ identity has been missing in action over the last three games and it’s difficult to envision a playoff push without the kind of steady forward progress which got them to 6-3. The Raiders are 7-5 and the Colts are 8-4 and currently holding the third and final wild card spot in the AFC behind Cleveland (9-3) and Miami (8-4)....
    EXCLUSIVE: Former “Baywatch” star Brooke Burns never envisioned herself hosting game shows, but now, she wouldn’t have it any other way.The actress made her game show hosting debut on NBC’s “Dog Eat Dog” in 2002 and went on to host ABC’s “You Deserve It” with Chris Harrison in 2011. Then from 2013 to 2015, the 42-year-old took on “The Chase” where she was nominated for an Emmy as an outstanding game show host.  These days, Burns is taking on the next challenge with “Master Minds”, on the Game Show Network (GSN), where three contestants square off against three trivia pros, including Ken Jennings of “Jeopardy!” fame, as well as Muffy Marracco and Jonathan Corbblah in multiple rounds. The lowest scoring player on each side is eliminated until the top competitor and top “Master Mind” face-off. If the contestant manages to get more questions correct, they win $10,000.  FORMER ‘PRICE IS...
    Roy Morsch/Getty Images When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you're celebrating Hanukkah with children this year, make them feel special with a gift connected to the festival of lights.  You can find unique and Hanukkah-themed presents for all eight nights with this list of fun gifts for kids. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals. The holiday season can feel more like the Christmas season, and it can be isolating if you celebrate a different winter holiday, especially for kids. Though Hanukkah isn't the most important holiday in the Jewish faith, it's always a favorite with young kids. Whether it's fighting over who gets to light the candles or spinning the dreidel, the festival of lights is an exciting week.  Like most winter holidays, Hanukkah involves festivities, presents, and...
    Common Ways Smart People Lose Their Jobs 2020 Strikes Again: Apparently Your Tires Are Killing Salmon 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously) Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/20 SLIDES © Luis Alvarez - Getty Images We all have at least one friend or family member in our lives who is super into fitness. They might spend a good portion of their free time at the gym, dedicate their Instagram feeds to photos of healthy eats and videos of their workout...
    (CNN)The Department of Defense is set to receive the coronavirus vaccine directly from the companies that manufacture it once it is approved for use, and will administer it to DOD personnel, a US official tells CNN.At the same time, the Department of Veterans Affairs is telling veterans groups that vaccinations will start in the next few weeks. The first tranche of the vaccine is expected to be relatively limited in volume, so military officials at the Pentagon are working on prioritizing who will get it first. Military medical personnel are among those expected to receive the vaccine first. Vaccinating health care workers first would be in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Military officials are also discussing whether to vaccinate high priority units within the military at the same time or to stagger the vaccinations. One concern at this very early stage is whether a vaccine...
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    The key to identifying a cheater prior to starting a relationship is to notice the 'warning signs' through their behaviour during the first few dates, Australian relationship coaches Debbie Rivers and Iona Yeung have warned.  During each date it's important to watch, listen and note whether a partner focuses on you, how they interact with others and if they're overprotective with their phone.   If you're concerned after the third date, it's best to trust your gut instinct and cut off further interactions. Australian relationship coaches Debbie Rivers (left) and Iona Yeung (right) told FEMAIL the key to pin-pointing a cheater prior to starting a relationship is to notice the 'warning signs' through their behaviour  They don't focus on you during the date While dating, it's important to note how the other individual is behaving and whether their focus is on you or not.  'If a date has trouble keeping...