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    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Despite the COVID-19 warnings, the Thanksgiving holiday was once again a very busy travel time in the U.S. Now thousands of Texans are returning to homes and schools as the state and the nation braces for an expected sure in positive cases. Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the greatest number since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country in March. (credit: David Ryder/Getty Images) The Transportation Security Administration screened at least 1 million people on four of the last 10 days through Sunday. That’s still half the crowd recorded last year at airports, when more than 2 million people were counted per day. With new reported cases of coronavirus spiking across the country,...
    Vietnam has recorded its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly three months. A man was infected by his flight attendant relative who had tested positive after returning from Japan two weeks ago. The 32-year-old man was confirmed as the first reported domestic infection in 89 days.  Vietnam has recorded its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly three months The country's health minister ordered provinces and state agencies to tighten screening and controls and contact tracing efforts were launched. With its strict quarantine and tracking measures, the Communist country has managed to quickly contain its coronavirus outbreaks with one of the world's toughest draconian crack down on its citizens' freedoms.   The country was able to close...
    Bygone stores we’ll miss this holiday season GM Wont Build the Nikola Badger The Royal Family Apparently Turned Down Netflixs Offer to Fact Check The Crown What “The Crown” Fans Need to Know About Season 5 Town and Country See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Across the Pond With the The Crowns Josh OConnor, Emma Corrin, and Emerald Fennell Town and Country Dog Costumes From The 27th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade Town and Country A History Of The Gorgeous Jewels That The Duchess Of Cambridge Inherited From Princess Diana Town and Country Click to expand Replay Video Across the Pond With...
    Forget the country’s gone to the dogs. The dogs have gone to the country, the city, even the capital. Partly it’s COVID. Loneliness. The need to see another face, even if it’s a Great Dane’s. People are newly buying, adopting or baby-sitting a pet. Shrinks say caring for a creature relieves stress. Of 45 presidents, only Polk and Trump were animal-less. And Truman gave his away. Who knows why? After tolerating his daughter Margaret’s lousy singing career, what’s another bark? When Fala accidentally got left in the Aleutian Islands, FDR blew taxpayers’ thousands sending ships to “Get back my little Scotty.” . . . When a Lab joined the Clintons’ cat they didn’t get along. Said Bill: “I did better with...
    Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 6-12: Dec. 6: Actor Patrick Bauchau (“The Pretender,” “Carnivale”) is 82. Country singer Helen Cornelius is 79. Actor James Naughton (“Hostages,” “Planet of the Apes”) is 75. Singer Frank Beverly of Maze is 74. Actor JoBeth Williams is 72. Actor Tom Hulce is 67. Actor Kin Shriner is 67. Talk show host Wil Shriner is 67. Drummer Rick Buckler of The Jam is 65. Singer Tish Hinojosa is 65. Country singer Bill Lloyd of Foster and Lloyd is 65. Comedian Steven Wright is 65. Guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 64. Drummer David Lovering of The Pixies is 59. Guitarist Ben Watt of Everything But the Girl is 58. Actor Janine Turner (“Strong...
    A portrait of polish composer Frédéric Chopin by Scheffer Ary. Christophel Fine Art/Universal Images Group via Getty Images People in Poland, a major opponent of homosexuality, are unhappy after a new documentary claimed that national icon Frédéric Chopin had love affairs with men. "Chopin's Men" translated newly-released letters from the 19th-century composer and said they show a "flood of declarations of love aimed at men." While homosexuality is legal in Poland, gay people can't get married or have civil partnerships. A third of the country has joined a movement symbolically declaring themselves "LGBT-free zones." The country's Fryderyk Chopin Institute said that the letters didn't prove anything, as it was hard to translate his "musical and complicated" language accurately....
    Primary care offices struggling to survive during Covid-19 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is stockpiling cash because of US sanctions Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Kevin Winter/Getty Images The biggest acts snubbed by the Country Music...
    A former Syrian intelligence official who was refused asylum in France was reportedly able to escape to Austria with the help of Mossad.  Brigadier General Khaled al-Halabi,served as chief of Syrian intelligence in Raqqa from 2009 until 2013, An investigation by the Daily Telegraph claimed that he was helped to leave the country and start a new life.  Brigadier General Khaled al-Halabi,served as chief of Syrian intelligence in Raqqa from 2009 until 2013 The investigation also found that a lawsuit has been filed against Mr Halabi in a western country for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.  According to the complaint, during his time in charge prisoners in a Raqqa facility were murdered, tortured and sexually assaulted.  Mr Halabi has...
    During an interview that aired on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” President Donald Trump attacked the media for its unwillingness to cover stories that could cast Joe Biden’s candidacy and his presidential chances in a negative way. Trump called it “suppression by the press” during a phone-in interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo. “[T]he media doesn’t want to talk about it. They know how fraudulent this is. It’s no different than Hunter. It’s no different than Hunter. They don’t want to talk about Hunter, so they totally closed it off, big tech and the media, other than The New York Post, as you remember, which took a lot of heat. It was terminated. It was terminated from, I guess,...
    PLANET Earth has a population of 7.6billion people and only a select few are billionaires. With the wealth disparity constantly diverging, becoming a billionaire and keeping that status grows more difficult as time passes. 9Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, he is almost a trillionaireCredit: Reuters 9Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg got richer during the coronavirus economic crisis earning roughly $25.3billion in two monthsCredit: Kyodo News Stills - Getty 9Elon Musk is in the Top 20 list of richest people in the world, with a fortune of $87.9billionCredit: AFP or licensors How many billionaires are there in the world? As of April of this year, there are roughly 2,095 billionaires in the whole world, according to Forbes magazine. ...
    (Reuters) - Canada will extend its restrictions for all travelers entering the country, except from the United States, until Jan. 21, the government said on Sunday, in a move to limit the spread of COVID-19. Restrictions for U.S. citizens and foreign nationals arriving from the United States will continue until Dec. 21 and may be extended at that time, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said in a statement http://newsfile.refinitiv.com/getnewsfile/v1/story?guid=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20201129:nCNWVRqK2a&default-theme=true. Canada said it is also amending its order and creating a framework for considering applications from sport organizations seeking to hold International Single Sport Events. (Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: diseases, Canada, public health, United States, coronavirus
    By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Public health officials in Illinois on Sunday reported 57 more deaths from COVID-19, as well as 7,178 new confirmed and probable cases. There have been 720,114 COVID-19 cases in Illinois since the pandemic began. The death toll has reached 12,193 people. The state reported 62,740 tests in the past 24 hours with more than 10.4 million tests overall. Currently, 5,858 people in Illinois are being hospitalized for COVID-19, with 1,185 people in intensive care units. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: —Fauci: US may see ‘surge upon surge’ of virus in coming weeks —U.K. stocks up on vaccines, hopes to start virus shots within days — Federal judges uphold...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said he believes schools should open, but bars and restaurants should remain closed amid rising cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. “Close the bars and keep the schools open,” Fauci said during an appearance on ABC’s This Week, adding that there is “obviously” not a “one size fits all” approach to keeping schools open. “Close the bars and keep the schools open,” Dr. Anthony Fauci says, adding that while there is no solution that is “one size fits all,” the “best way to ensure the safety of the children in school is to get the community level of the spread low.” https://t.co/th9oAKhHYa pic.twitter.com/pDuTdQ0Vfp— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 29, 2020 “The default position should be to try...
    More people in Japan died by suicide in October than have died of COVID-19 during all of 2020, raising concerns about the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic that has left many unemployed and in social isolation. Suicides rose to 2,153 in October, according to Japan's National Police Agency. Over 17,000 people in Japan have committed suicide in 2020, compared to fewer than 2,000 people who have died from COVID-19 during the same period. "We need to seriously confront reality," chief government spokesman Katsunobu Kato said of the rising suicide rates of the country while announcing new efforts the country hoped would assist potential suicide victims. While suicide has historically been an issue in Japan, the country had made strides...
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    London (CNN)Each year, millions of visitors to Poland are introduced to the country's favorite son before they even set foot on its soil.Warsaw's Chopin Airport, the nation's largest transport hub, greets more than 1 million people every month. And it's far from the only landmark dedicated to the Romantic-era composer, born in a tiny hamlet west of the capital 210 years ago; his name is everywhere, his works and image ubiquitous across the central European country.Chopin's residences bear unmissable plaques. Busts and statues of his likeness are dotted across most major cities. His name adorns parks, streets, benches and buildings. Even his heart, preserved in alcohol after his death in 1849 at the age of 39, is sealed into a...
            by Alyssa Ahlgren  A bigoted America fueled by its hate for those who are not white, heterosexual males. A country so irredeemably racist that discrimination is woven into every institution. A nation inundated with sexism and patriarchal oppression so prominent that glass ceilings cover every aspect of American life. These characterizations of the land of opportunity have become a dogmatic mantra for progressives, and every single one is a lie. The United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which includes some of the world’s most egregious human rights offenders, came together for the first human rights review of the United States in five years earlier this month. China, a country that has put over one million Muslims...
    AFTER a year of sacrifices, we all need a bit of festive cheer. So it’s great to see the return of some of the things we love in the lead-up to Christmas. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4If we work together football clubs across the country will have fans back in stadiums this seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4   National measures are thankfully coming to an end. We committed to bring grassroots sport back as soon as possible - and from 2 December, kids will be grabbing their boot bags, and brave lido lovers digging out their swim hats after a month-long break. People can get back in the gym, and...
    Adopted a Dog This Year? This Top-Rated Dog DNA Test Is on Sale Right Now Opinion: Nick Chubbs return a great omen for Browns chances to end playoff drought Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Rick Diamond/Getty...
    North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un speaks during the Russia – North Korea Summit on April 25, 2019, in Vladivostok, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is said to be angry about the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact, South Korea’s spy agency said on Friday. According to the Associated Press, Kim has ordered the execution of at least two people, locked down the capital of Pyongyang, and implemented other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. One of the two people who were executed was a well-known money changer in Pyongyang, who was reportedly blamed for North Korea’s falling exchange rate.  North Korea’s economy has suffered in...
    Narrative | Saturday, November 28, 2020 Actually in Baja California there is a total of 26,122 people with coronavirus from the first positive, according to the latest official data corresponding to the November 28. Total, 4,264 people have died As a result of the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic and in the last day, no new deaths have been certified in the territory. Mexico does not register any deaths from COVID-19 in the last day The coronavirus leaves now 1,078,594 cases contagion in Mexico, with 170,771 of them currently assets Y 104,242 deaths, according to the latest data for the November 28. In addition, a total of 803,581 people have...
    How likely are we to heal our country’s wounds if we divide our fellow citizens into “white people” who are stained, and “people of color” who are innocent and pure? This ghastly enterprise is being undertaken by the left in America today. White employees go to work and are compelled to sit through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion humiliation sessions, which inform them that they are frauds whose success has been purchased by the suffering of non-whites. White government employees, thinking that their task is to work for the good of the entire body politic, are forced to attend Critical Race Theory workshops where they learn there is no body politic at all, only impure white people who collectively conspire to...
    John Deere and top country artists Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Travis Denning and Tyler Farr are coming together to raise money for farmers in need.  On December 9, these musicians will be performing at The Farm Must Go On by John Deere virtual benefit concert.  Beginning today, fans can join John Deere in its support for Farm Rescue with the chance to win exclusive virtual meet and greets with the performing artists. To enter, fans can show support by donating a minimum of $10 here. Contestants may enter up to 10 times to win a one-on-one virtual meet and greet with one of The Farm Must Go On by John Deere performing artists. Upon entering, contestants select which artist they would...
    TEXAS – A Texas boy is being honored for his good looks after taking the top prize in Mullet Champ USA’s 2020 Kids Mullet Championship. After Mullet Champ USA received over 20,000 votes and over 50,000 social media reactions, 8-year-old Jax, from Texas, won first place for his curly mullet. Jax will receive a $500 cash prize and a gift card package from Bridge Street Exchange in Fenton, according to contest officials. Second place was awarded to Noah, 12, from Illinois, who will receive a $200 cash prize, Neff shades and a gift card package. Third place was awarded to Jude, 7, from Colorado, who also will receive a cash prize, shades and a gift card package. Mullet Champ USA...
    Nearly 200 legislators nationwide have tested positive for the virus and four have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They're also resisting rules requiring them in their own capitols. Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool reception even in statehouses that have seen outbreaks of the virus or where Republican governors have issued statewide mandates. It's echoing a partisan divide nationwide over a simple step that health experts say is proven to help keep others safe. "We're supposed to be modeling for our constituents...
    (CNN)Janet Fonesca typically enjoys Thanksgiving dinner at her parents' home in Corpus Christi, Texas, with her three sisters, their spouses, her brother, 10 children, aunts, uncles, cousins -- all under one roof. Holiday season starts under pall of more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases. And 20 states did not report numbers on Thanksgiving DayWith the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that Americans opt out of traveling this Thanksgiving because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many were forced to find alternative ways to still celebrate the holiday. For Fonesca, that meant a socially distanced dinner table set with just three plates.Fonesca, a patient care tech in a hospital Covid-19 ICU, had already made significant changes to her lifestyle. She,...
    The coronavirus pandemic has upended millions of lives across the country, causing mass unemployment and interruptions in the regular routines of Americans. It has also exacerbated mental health problems for people of all ages, and especially young adults.
    Pope Francis has encouraged women in Argentina to protest against a new law decriminalising abortion, comparing the procedure to 'hiring a hitman'.  Francis, who hails from Argentina and was a bishop in Buenos Aires before becoming Pope, made the remarks in a letter to the protesters earlier this week. The 83-year-old told the protesters that 'the country is proud to have women like you' and encouraged them to keep fighting against the new law.  Pope Francis has writted to anti-abortion protesters in his native Argentina, calling on them to keep demonstrating while comparing the procedure to 'hiring a hitman' Francis told the demonstrators that the country is 'proud' of them and encouraged them to keep up with their...
    (CNN)The Covid-19 pandemic is raging across the US -- already more devastating than previous surges and showing no signs of slowing down. On Thanksgiving, the US marked its 24th day in a row with more than 100,000 new cases. Hospitalizations Thursday hit a new high -- for the 17th consecutive day -- with now more than 90,400 Covid-19 patients nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project. More than 1,200 deaths were reported. The country's death toll since the pandemic's start is now more than 263,000. And nearly another 60,000 could lose their lives over the next three weeks, according to an ensemble forecast published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.One expert told CNN Wednesday night...
    An Australian academic's Israeli boyfriend was the real reason she was detained by Iranian intelligence officers as she tried to leave the country on baseless spy claims.  Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert was released in a reported prisoner swap deal early on Thursday morning after spending two years in some of Iran's most notorious jails.  Multiple diplomatic and senior government sources have confirmed that Dr Moore-Gilbert was stopped at Tehran airport in 2018 after authorities discovered she was in a relationship with an Israeli citizen, according to The Age.  Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert (pictured) was released in a reported prisoner swap deal early on Thursday morning after spending two years in some of Iran's most notorious jails  Dr Moore-Gilbert (pictured) being...
    US Fertility, which is one of the most expansive fertility clinic networks in the US, has revealed it was hit by a ransomware attack and the names, addresses and in some cases private health data and Social Security numbers of patients were taken. The company, which was formed in May and boasts 55 locations across the US, said in a statement that hackers 'acquired a limited number of files' in a ransomware attack on September 14 that was fixed six days later. 'The forensic investigation is now concluded and confirmed that the unauthorized actor acquired a limited number of files during the period of unauthorized access which occurred between August 12 and September 14, when the ransomware was executed,' US...
    Actor and dancer Shantanu Maheshwari, is not just know for his dancing skills but also his acting prowess. From winning the World of Dance championship with his crew the Desi Hoppers, to taking Hollywood over by storm with some mind blowing performances on Hollywood reality shows Americas Got Talent, and NBC World of Dance season 2, Shantanu is once again set to represent India on a much bigger scale, this time as a judge for the Global Dance Supreme. Vijay Devarakonda and Kriti Sanon Recall Watching Shantanu Maheshwari Perform On World of Dance, Appreciate His Dancing Talent (Watch Video). Global Dance Supreme, is an International virtual dance competition featuring dance crews from around the world. From dancing on an International...
    Getty A sculpture of George Washington is seen on display in Philadelphia. On Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, George Washington woke early. Assisted by his enslaved valets – William “Billy” Lee and the young Christopher Sheels – he powdered his hair, put on his favorite black velvet suit, tied his white neckwear and donned his yellow gloves. Finally ready, he set out to travel the short distance from the President’s House, at what used to be 3 Cherry Street, New York, and St. Paul’s Chapel, which still stands at 209 Broadway. He had an important aim that day: to celebrate Thanksgiving. Washington had thought carefully about this Thanksgiving, the first of his presidency. On Oct....
    PORT ARANSAS, Texas – A 10-foot male alligator who has been dubbed the “Dollar Store Gator” by residents who have been hand feeding him has been relocated after experts say he was getting too comfortable with humans. Port Aransas animal control officer Richard Gleason told MySanAntonio.com that the gator had “been showing up on and off for months to the point where half the island was feeding him, and the other half was throwing things at him like glass, rocks and other items.” The gator was captured Monday and taken to Gator Country in Beaumont by Gary Saurage. A post from Gator Country notes that the gator was named “Fin” after a Port Aransas restaurant. 10ft 1 inch Nuisance Alligator...
    Getty A sculpture of George Washington is seen on display in Philadelphia. On Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, George Washington woke early. Assisted by his enslaved valets – William “Billy” Lee and the young Christopher Sheels – he powdered his hair, put on his favorite black velvet suit, tied his white neckwear and donned his yellow gloves. Finally ready, he set out to travel the short distance from the President’s House, at what used to be 3 Cherry Street, New York, and St. Paul’s Chapel, which still stands at 209 Broadway. He had an important aim that day: to celebrate Thanksgiving. Washington had thought carefully about this Thanksgiving, the first of his presidency. On Oct. 3, 1789, following...
    Manicotti is a popular Thanksgiving dish in Italian-American households. Steve@Colorado/Getty Images A Thanksgiving dinner in your area could look completely different on the other side of the country.  While fried turkey is common in Texas and the South, wild rice casserole is popular in the Midwest and Minnesota. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When you picture traditional Thanksgiving foods, you probably think of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and yams. But since America is a melting pot, it only makes sense that multicultural traditions have made their way onto the Thanksgiving table in different regions of the United States. Despite health officials advising Thanksgiving dinners and gatherings happen virtually or with just a small group, you might still...
    (CNN) — The United States is living in the most dangerous public health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, and health experts say it doesn’t look like the coronavirus will be slowing down anytime soon with the arrival of the holiday season. Some Marylanders continued to travel this year for Thanksgiving, despite CDC warnings to stay home. Maryland State Police began patrols this Wednesday to enforce COVID-19 restrictions, which will continue through the December holidays as state officials fear the growing spread of the virus. The US reported 2,046 deaths Wednesday — the highest one-day coronavirus death toll the country has reported since early May, Johns Hopkins University data shows. The country also hit a new daily hospitalization record, with...
    Amy Coney Barrett Plays Decisive Role As Supreme Court Bars New York COVID Restrictions on Religious Services Why now? Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia European stocks struggle for traction as virus worries, U.S. Thanksgiving holiday keep investors on the sidelines © Getty Images EUROPE MARKETS Load Error European stocks struggled for traction on Thursday, as concerns over climbing COVID-19 cases worldwide and a U.S. holiday kept investors on the sidelines. The Stoxx Europe 600 index traded flat, similar to Wednesday’s session. The month of November has seen a 14% gain for the index thanks to a string of positive vaccine news that has cheered investors. If those gains hold, that will mark the best monthly...
    A STUNNING young woman has revealed she frequently gets mistaken for actress Michelle Keegan - and it’s clear to see why.  Lucy Bloor, 22, from Surrey, can be seen with dark brown luscious locks, which is styled like the British actress, 33. 11Lucy Bloor, 22, from Surrey, says she regularly gets mistaken for Michelle KeeganCredit: Caters News Agency She also has an identical pearly white smile and tanned skin which often makes strangers look twice. Lucy, who works in admin, is inundated with messages from people who can’t believe the resemblance. Lucy said: “I am flattered that people think I look like one of the most beautiful girls in the country. “I can see why as we have dark...
    BRITAIN has a “50/50 chance” of becoming the first country in the world to approve a Covid vaccine — with a decision expected as early as next week. NHS staff will be first in the queue for the jab under plans being finalised by health bosses. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5NHS staff will be first in the queue for the jab under plans being finalised by health bossesCredit: PA:Press Association Frontline workers are now expected to be immunised ahead of care home residents and other vulnerable older Brits. High-risk under-65s will also move up the pecking order. Ministers are also primed to launch a nationwide campaign across TV and radio highlighting...
    The family of former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) released a statement Wednesday evening thanking President Donald Trump for pardoning him, and thanking Americans for their prayers. Trump pardoned Flynn earlier Wednesday, ending a long legal saga that saw Flynn targeted by the outgoing Obama administration on false suspicions of “Russia collusion.” Flynn, under pressure, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, but withdrew his plea when exculpatory evidence emerged. The Department of Justice sought to drop the case, but the judge refused to allow it to do so. In the statement released by Flynn’s sister, the family said, in part: Flynn Family Statement To The United States Of America November 25th, 2020~On This Day We Give...
    The Hamptons have never seen a holiday season quite like this. With the who’s who riding out the pandemic from their tony oceanfront estates this winter, the usual warm-weather pallets, décor and table settings simply won’t do. Luckily, Hamptons veteran, philanthropist and super-hostess, Audrey Gruss, has tips for adapting to the new year-round lifestyle that’s emerged on the East End. Harvest what you have For her socially distanced dinners, Gruss — who is president of Hope Fragrances, which raises money for her Hope for Depression Research Foundation — said that it’s all about decorating with the autumnal ingredients you have on hand. She loves using fresh radishes, squash and bushy bundles of herbs. “I put whatever I have left over...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Getting ready to gather virtually with family on Thanksgiving? How will you navigate inevitable conversations about the still-contentious election? Is politics simply to be avoided? Can it be? Those were the days, remembered Sheri Baker of Old Westbury. Thanksgiving will look very different this year with a giant family Zoom chat, but there are some things that won’t be different. “We have learned sort of the hard way that there are some topics when it comes to politics that are better left unsaid in order to keep the holidays happy,” Baker told CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff on Wednesday. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange, Red Zones (.pdf) Health Experts Stress Need To Fight ‘Mask Exhaustion’...
    The Hamptons have never seen a holiday season quite like this. With the who’s who riding out the pandemic from their tony oceanfront estates this winter, the usual warm-weather pallets, décor and table settings simply won’t do. Luckily, Hamptons veteran, philanthropist and super-hostess, Audrey Gruss, has tips for adapting to the new year-round lifestyle that’s emerged on the East End. Harvest what you have For her socially distanced dinners, Gruss — who is president of Hope Fragrances, which raises money for her Hope for Depression Research Foundation — said that it’s all about decorating with the autumnal ingredients you have on hand. She loves using fresh radishes, squash and bushy bundles of herbs. “I put whatever I have left over...
    Loading the player... Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is one of the leading immunologists in the world, serving in the role at the NIH institute since 1984. Dr. Fauci has become a voice of careful reasoning amid the calamity of the Trump administration’s handling of the novel coronavirus, and theGrio spoke exclusively with him to discuss the pandemic outlooks, necessary steps to curtail the coronavirus spikes, and much more. Fauci, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., has served as a public health official for much of his adult life and continues to display zeal in explaining the myriad levels of infectious diseases and how modern society should best contain...
    Morgan Wallen attends the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on September 13, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Getty Images Morgan Wallen will make his "Saturday Night Live" debut as the show's musical guest on December 5, the comedy sketch series announced via Twitter on Wednesday.  The country singer's previous invitation to appear on the October 10 episode was revoked after videos showed him attending crowded parties without a mask in Alabama. "Let's try this again," Wallen tweeted after "SNL" shared the lineup.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Morgan Wallen is getting a second chance at his "Saturday Night Live" debut.  On Wednesday, the NBC comedy sketch series announced that the country...
    States are introducing curfews, setting up COVID-19 checkpoints and issuing stay at home orders as officials hope to avoid a spike in coronavirus cases linked to Thanksgiving travel at the 11th hour. Yet millions have already traveled, packing airports and train stations across the country in defiance of the CDC's guidance.     The approach to the Thanksgiving weekend and the travel crackdown have varied dramatically in different states.  In Los Angeles, travelers into the city’s airports will be required to fill out a form acknowledging the recommendation to quarantine for 14 days after arrival while in New York City, extra COVID-19 checkpoints have been set up at bridges and tunnels to warn travelers of the quarantine requirements. In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf...
    Julie (Elisabeth Donaldson, left) and Mags (Ryann Liebl) find themselves stranded due to a blown tire in "Mags and Julie Go on a Road Trip"REL Films As a fan of bloody, often phantasmagoric genre cinema, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t watch many movies like “Mags and Julie Go on a Road Trip” anymore. And, yet, I’ll also be the first to admit that triple-threat artist Ryann Liebl, who wrote, directed and stars in her first feature-length movie, made a perfect slice of entertainment for women, and men, struggling to endure nine months into a global pandemic. Liebl, a Wisconsin native who left the Midwest for Los Angeles, wanted to make a funny movie about friendship...
    Tampons will be available for free in Scotland. the_burtons/Getty Scotland became the first country to make pads and tampons available in all public buildings. The law follows an earlier effort that provided the products in schools Women across the world struggle to afford or access pads and tampons, which can be debilitating and prevent them to go to school or work.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Scotland will make tampons and menstrual pads available for free at all public buildings, including schools and universities. The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously in favor of a Period Products bill on Tuesday, becoming the first to pass a law aimed at tackling period poverty, CNN and other outlets reported.  Women...
    Jake Paul. Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul said in an interview with The Daily Beast that he believes COVID-19 is a "hoax."  Paul told The Daily Beast that "it's time for our nation to open up and go back to normal."  The YouTube star-turned-boxer previously told Insider in a July interview that he wouldn't stop partying during the pandemic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jake Paul, the controversial YouTuber-turned-boxer who told Insider he wouldn't stop partying during the pandemic, said that he believes COVID-19 is a "hoax" in an interview with The Daily Beast.  "There are people losing jobs, there are small businesses who are going bankrupt, there are millions...
    Bri Teresi sizzled in the latest golf-inspired post that was added to her Instagram page. The model has been sharing several images from her time at the links, and her most recent social media share is no exception. The sizzling new snap captured Bri posed outside on the putting green. A geotag in the upload indicated that she was at the Alta Sierra Country Club, where she appeared to be in the middle of a round of golf. She stood slightly off-center, holding a flag behind her back. Bri faced her chest toward the camera, meeting the lens with a sultry stare. She curved her hips at an angle and covered one thigh with the opposite. Bri’s sexy choice of...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar underperformed President-elect Joe Biden by 16 percentage points in her own congressional district, the largest underperformance found so far by Cook Political Report. “The biggest top-of-ticket underperformance by any House incumbent in the country? Rep. Ilhan Omar (D),” Cook Political Report editor Dave Wasserman wrote on Twitter. “Results in #MN05: Biden 328,764 (80%) Trump 72,323 (18%). Omar (D) 255,920 (64%) Johnson (R) 102,878 (26%).” “In fact, I’m not aware of anywhere near this severe an underperformance for any other House *candidate* in the county [sic], let alone an incumbent,” he said. In fact, I'm not aware of anywhere near this severe an underperformance for any other House *candidate* in the county, let alone an incumbent.— Dave Wasserman...
    Periods are a biological predisposition of being born a female, and the average female will spend roughly 7 years of her life menstruating, but many women and girls around the world cannot afford period products. On Tuesday, Scotland became the first country to legislatively combat this issue by making menstrual products free in public facilities nationwide.  The Scottish Parliament confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday that the bill had passed unanimously. According to the parliament's website, the law requires the Scottish Government to set up a universal system so that anyone in need of period products can get them for free. Schools, colleges and universities will also be required to make free menstrual products available in restrooms. Local authorities and education...
    ‘ZOMBIE’ mink have ‘risen from the grave’ after millions were culled and buried in Denmark over coronavirus fears. Chilling footage shows hordes of animal carcasses resurfacing in a mass burial site at the Holstebro military complex in the northwest of the country. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Millions of mink were culled and buried in mass graves in Denmark over coronavirus fearsCredit: Pacific Coast News 3Scientists raised concern about a powerful new coronavirus strain spreading through the mink populationCredit: Ritzau Scanpix Denmark All rights reserved. The Danish government announced a cull of between 15 and 17 million mink earlier this month, after scientists raised concern about a powerful new coronavirus strain spreading...
    EXCLUSIVE: “Gilligan’s Island” star Dawn Wells has plenty of reasons to be thankful in 2020.“At a time when it feels like everything is bad news, the good still outweighs the bad,” the actress told Fox News. “So even in tough times, we can and should be grateful for everything around us. I wake up and I am grateful to have another day. I am grateful to feel a seasonal cool morning through my patio door.  I am grateful for those who take the time to say ‘hi’ if to simply show that you matter.” The 82-year-old famously played Mary Ann Summers, an unapologetic “good girl” who was stranded on an island with six other castaways. “Gilligan’s Island” ran from 1964...
    By Lin Taylor | Thompson Reuters Foundation LONDON – Scotland on Tuesday made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first nation in the world to take such a step against “period poverty.” The measure makes tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such as community centers, youth clubs and pharmacies, at an estimated annual cost to taxpayers of 24 million pounds ($32 million U.S.). The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill passed unanimously, and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon called it “an important policy for women and girls.” “Proud to vote for this groundbreaking legislation, making Scotland the first country in the world to provide free period products for all who need them,” Sturgeon posted...
    MSNBC commentator Donny Deutsch said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” that the culture will swing against President Donald Trump’s hard-hitting style and make “nice the new black.” Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “I want to ask you about the Biden team. We talked about the announcements speeches from all of them. I was thinking about Donald Trump’s four-year campaign waging war against the deep state, and I wondered if this is sort of making the deep state great again, making public service and expertise and wanting to serve your country instead of working the private sector a noble and honorable thing again. Does that sound like a brand that the Biden campaign or the Biden transition is seeking?” Deutsch said, “I think...
    Dell, VMware shares slip after earnings beats Heres What a 700-Plus-HP Supercharged C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Sounds Like Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © RomanKhomlyak - Getty Images After a long, dark winter with plenty of grays and browns, you're ready for some spring color! Whether you live in the snowy North or the sunny South or anywhere in between, spring means a renewal of your...
    DANIEL DUBOIS warned Joe Joyce that old-school horsepower straight off the new Peacock Farm will make him lord of the manor on Saturday night. Champ Dubois defends his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against the 2016 Olympic silver winner — after their vastly contrasting camps. News Group Newspapers Ltd 12 Daniel Dubois has been pounding the turf as he looks for the winning formula News Group Newspapers Ltd 12 Dubois is putting it all in training to ensure he comes out the victor on Saturday Solo slugger Joyce, 35, had an expensive Las Vegas trip to spar with UFC fighters axed due to the pandemic. So he had to relocate to a gym in Surbiton, where trainer...
    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony Tuesday at the White House. “Thanksgiving is a very special day for turkeys. I guess probably for the most part, not a very good one, when you think about it,” Trump said at the ceremony before pardoning the turkey named “Corn.” The two turkeys, “Corn” and “Cob” were brought to Washington, DC, by the National Turkey Federation from Iowa for the traditional ceremony. “These two magnificent gobblers were selected from the official presidential flock of 30 turkeys,” Trump said. Trump raised his hand over the bird, announcing that he had granted it a “full pardon.” The president wished the entire country a happy Thanksgiving,...
    More than 60% of people in the United States decided to change their Thanksgiving plans amid the uptick in coronavirus cases. Sixty-one percent of respondents for the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index said they are changing their Thanksgiving plans in some way. Among the most common changes that people shared, 29% said they will only be seeing people in one's immediate household. Twenty-four percent said they are having a smaller dinner than originally planned, and nearly 1 in 10 said they no longer plan to celebrate the festivities at all. There is an ideological divide among respondents' answers for their Thanksgiving plans. Three out of 4 Democrats surveyed said they changed their holiday plans, while just 49%...
    Once everything is said and done, China hopes to bring more than four pounds worth of samples back to Earth. To put that context, NASA astronauts brought back approximately 842 pounds of Moon rock and soil between 1969 and 1972. If the mission is successful, China will become only the third nation in history to have accomplished that feat. To date, only the US and the Soviet Union have successfully brought back samples from the Moon.   As The New York Times highlights, in the past China has typically waited until one of its craft has successfully made into orbit before sharing any news. This time around, the country broadcast the entire liftoff procedure on state television and YouTube, signaling its...
    President Donald Trump directed General Services Administrator Emily Murphy and the rest of his administration Monday to formally begin the transition process with President-elect Joe Biden. “I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country,” the president tweeted. “She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!” (RELATED: GOP Reportedly Plans To Block Certain Biden Cabinet Picks, Dems May Offer ‘Sacrificial Lamb’) WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump looks on in the James Brady Press Briefing...
    Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue aren't even pretending to make a case for why they should be elected. Amid two of the most daunting crises the nation has ever faced—a raging pandemic and an economy on the brink—the incumbent Republicans have gone full slash and burn.  At his first runoff rally, Sen. Perdue just outright admitted, "What we have to do now is not persuade people. What we have to do is get the vote out.”  Let’s send the GOP Senate Majority packing. Give $4 right now to given Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the Senate they need to help save the country. The New York Times writes that the Republicans have dropped millions of dollars on "almost...
    WHOOPI Goldberg has accused Donald Trump of staging a "coup" and has insisted that he is behaving like a "dictator" as he refuses to admit defeat following the presidential election. The View co-host moderated a discussion about why few Republicans have not publicly urged the president to concede the race to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. 4Whoopi Goldberg, moderator of The View, accused President Trump of staging a 'coup'Credit: The View "This is what dictators do when they want to take a country away from its people," said Whoopi. "Somebody better step up before you suddenly turn around and they have taken the country!" Whoopi, who has moderated the talk show since 2007, made her feelings clear as she...
    Journalist Carl Bernstein is reminding us all that he owes Senate Republicans nothing, least of all protection as they cower in public and let President Donald Trump make a mockery of our democracy. Bernstein tweeted Sunday: “I'm not violating any pledge of journalistic confidentially in reporting this: 21 Republican Sens–in convos w/ colleagues, staff members, lobbyists, W. House aides–have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump & his fitness to be POTUS.” They represent almost 40% of the 53 Senate Republicans. “With few exceptions, their craven public silence has helped enable Trump’s most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system,” Bernstein tweeted.  He listed senators: Rob Portman, of Ohio; Lamar Alexander, of Tennessee; Ben Sasse, of Nebraska; Roy Blunt,...
    China is set to launch an uncrewed mission to the moon that will collect rocks from the lunar surface and bring them back to Earth. The ambitious Chang’e 5 mission offers scientists the first opportunity to study newly obtained lunar material since the American and Russian missions of the 1960s and '70s. Chang’e 5 is named for the Chinese moon goddess. The four modules of the Chang’e 5 spacecraft are expected to be sent into space Monday aboard a massive Long March-5 rocket from the Wenchang launch center along the coast of the southern island province of Hainan, according to a NASA description of the mission. CHINA LANDS SPACECRAFT ON FAR SIDE OF MOON, STATE MEDIA SAYS The launch window...
    Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin took the lead on The View on Monday as the show kicked off the week by discussing how Republicans are conducting themselves in light of President Donald Trump’s 2020 defeat. As the panel took note of Republicans panning Trump’s effort to dispute the election results, they especially took interest in Carl Bernstein naming 21 Republican senators who allegedly have “extreme contempt” for the president behind his back. The show went on by discussing what ramifications people will see for supporting Trump, though Goldberg repeatedly made reference to “a coup trying to happen.” After Joy Behar argued that Republicans remain subservient to Trump for fear of angering him and his “cult,” Goldberg lamented the disinformation...
    (CNN)It's been 20 days since the 2020 election. But there are still a handful of House races that have not been projected as victories for either party, due either to votes still being counted or an extremely small margin between the two candidates. And no margin is closer than in Iowa's 2nd district.In that southeastern Iowa district -- vacated by Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack after seven terms -- here's where the race currently stands between Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart, according to CNN's vote tracker:Miller-Meeks: 196,867 (50.0%)Hart: 196,828 (50.0%)Read MoreDo the math: Miller-Meeks leads Hart by 39 votes out of 393,695 votes cast and counted. (As of Monday morning, 89% of the vote was in.)As you might expect...
    Madison Summers November 23, 2020 0 Comments New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is offering to share her country’s knowledge and data on combatting the coronavirus pandemic with President-elect Joe Biden. Speaking with Biden on the phone Monday morning, Ardern offered her congratulations to him for winning the presidential election, as well as offering help regarding the pandemic, according to ABC News. Ardern said, “While New Zealand has a number of natural advantages that have assisted us in managing the virus, I do absolutely believe that international cooperation continues to be key to getting the virus under control. We are happy to work with any country to share our knowledge and data if its helpful.” She also said, “What...
    Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5: Nov. 29: Blues musician John Mayall is 87. Actor Diane Ladd is 85. Musician Chuck Mangione is 80. Country singer Jody Miller is 79. Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 78. Actor Jeff Fahey (“Lost,” “The Marshal”) is 68. Director Joel Coen is 66. Actor-comedian Howie Mandel is 65. Actor Cathy Moriarty is 60. Actor Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”) is 59. Actor Tom Sizemore is 59. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 58. Actor Don Cheadle is 56. Actor-producer Neill Barry (“Friends and Lovers”) is 55. Singer Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 52. Actor Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”) is 50. Keyboardist Frank Delgado of Deftones is...
    (CNN)A political giant is stirring in Peru -- and it isn't the new president. After a raucous two weeks of power plays at the highest levels of government that saw three different men pass through Peru's presidency, thousands of young Peruvians have reinvigorated protest and politics. With the hashtag #TheyMessedWithTheWrongGeneration, they're warning officials in a system plagued by corruption that business as usual will no longer be tolerated. Change came to Peru in an inauspicious way -- with the impeachment of President Martín Vizcarra earlier this month, in relation to allegations of corruption during his time as governor of the Moquegua region. He denied the allegations, but accepted his removal by Congress without a legal fight.On the surface, his...
    By The Associated Press A list of the winners at the 2020 American Music Awards, held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. — Artist of the year: Taylor Swift — New artist of the year: Doja Cat — Collaboration of the year: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours" — Favorite pop/rock female artist: Taylor Swift — Favorite pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber — Favorite pop/rock duo or group: BTS — Favorite pop/rock song: Dua Lipa, “Don't Start Now" — Favorite pop/rock album: Harry Styles, “Fine Line" — Favorite rap/hip-hop female artist: Nicki Minaj — Favorite rap/hip-hop male artist: Juice WRLD — Favorite rap/hip-hop song: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP" — Favorite rap/hip-hop album: Roddy...
    (CNN)Lady Bird Johnson moved into a White House in mourning after President Kennedy's assassination in 1963. Black cloth hung over chandeliers, windows and doorways, and Kennedy staffers sobbed in the mansion's hallways. This was obviously not how Lady Bird wanted to become first lady. Yet over the five years of her husband Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, she would defy all expectations. Lady Bird Johnson in 1963.As first lady, Lady Bird helped create Head Start for preschool-aged children from low-income families, and she famously "beautified" America's roadways as the guiding force behind 1965's Highway Beautification Act. But it was her determination to always speak up for what was right, even if it put her own life at risk, that has made...
    A list of the winners at the 2020 American Music Awards, held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. — Artist of the year: Taylor Swift — New artist of the year: Doja Cat — Collaboration of the year: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” — Favorite pop/rock female artist: Taylor Swift — Favorite pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber — Favorite pop/rock duo or group: BTS — Favorite pop/rock song: Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now” — Favorite pop/rock album: Harry Styles, “Fine Line” — Favorite rap/hip-hop female artist: Nicki Minaj — Favorite rap/hip-hop male artist: Juice WRLD — Favorite rap/hip-hop song: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” — Favorite rap/hip-hop album: Roddy Ricch, “Please Excuse Me...
    Bradley Cortright November 22, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of Food and Drug Administration, says the course of the COVID-19 pandemic over the course of the next four to six weeks is “baked in” and that the federal government will be limited in its ability to help localities around the country combat the virus. During an appearance on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday, Gottlieb predicted that the spread of the coronavirus will be “so diffuse around the country that the federal government’s not going to be able to backstop local regions who are going to be facing very unprecedented situations.” “There will be therapeutics available, vaccinations available, probably to help on the tail...
    More than 40,000 people have signed a petition calling for Japan's legal age of consent to be raised from 13 to 16. Campaign group Your Voice Matters said the law must change to 'protect Japanese junior and senior high school students' from sexual predators. They have urged Japan's Ministry of Justice to raise the age of consent to 16 to bring the country in line with other nations - including the UK. Since 1907, Japan's age of consent has been 13, the second lowest-in Asia.  The age of consent in the Philippines is 12 but, following wide-spread outcry, a proposal was passed this year to raise the age of consent in the country to 16. Your Voice Matters presented their petition to...
    This is a rush transcript from “Fox News Sunday” November 22, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS ANCHOR:  I'm Chris Wallace. The CDC advises American against traveling this Thanksgiving, as coronavirus cases overwhelm hospitals across the country and the death toll rises. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSITUTE FOR ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Pause for a moment and do a determination of the risk-benefit within your family group. WALLACE (voice-over):  State and local governments tightening restrictions on restaurants, businesses, and social gatherings at the start of the nation's busiest travel season. UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  I'm going to see my family Chicago and I'm so excited to go....
    New York (CNN Business)President-Elect Joe Biden is getting ready to transition and move into the White House in January, but President Donald Trump isn't going to simply fade away. "He's going to loom large," Jim VandeHei, CEO and co-founder of Axios, said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday. "He's going to announce that he's going to run in 2024. He's going to have the RNC under his control."VandeHei called Joe Biden "more boring" and "more conventional" than President Donald Trump, clarifying that those are affectionate labels. Trump's daily tweets, theatrics and antics have boosted cable news network viewership numbers and traffic on news websites, and VandeHei said he wouldn't be surprised to see a dip in ratings and traffic, particularly around...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Leave ballot information to nonpartisan panel I appreciated George Skelton’s comments in his column related to problems with biased titling and information with state propositions (“Expanded vote by mail in California was a success,” Nov. 15 ). California’s current law requires that the attorney general provide an impartial statement of the proposition. This current law is not working. Skelton reports that this impartial, nonbiased reporting got significantly worse under Kamala Harris and now current AG Xavier Becerra. What I appreciate about Skelton’s comments is that, while he tends to lean toward Democratic viewpoints, he has the integrity, honesty and courage to speak his opinion and...
    HUNDREDS of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and set fire to it after MPs and the President slashed spending. Images flames shooting out of windows after the building was stormed by the mob furious at President Alejandro Giammattei. 7 A demonstrator runs after setting fire to an office in the Congress building Credit: AFP or licensors 7Riot police outside the burning building Credit: AP:Associated Press The central American country has been devastated by Covid and back-to-back hurricanes the President with the backing of legislators has cut educational and health spending. Guatemalans were angered because MPs approved $65,000 to pay for meals for themselves, but cut funding for coronavirus patients. They say the budget was negotiated and passed by legislators in secret while...
    Friday on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle” during a segment about the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s legal complaint demanding that a Kansas middle school cease participation in Operation Christmas Child, a program supported by Samaritan’s Purse that provides Christmas gifts for underprivileged children, Samaritan’s Purse president Rev. Franklin Graham discussed that and other attacks on Christianity. Graham told host Laura Ingraham he saw the country as being in “moral freefall” but vowed not to back down. “I think we are in a moral freefall in this country,” he said. “And the only hope for our country, I believe, is God. And for that to happen is we’ve got to come to Him in repentance, turning from our sins, and putting our faith and trust in...
    Friday, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson addressed the ongoing back-and-forth between him and Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell over allegations that millions of votes were changed by electronic vote machines in the presidential election earlier this month. During his Thursday show, Carlson called into question Powell’s claim and said she had refused to offer evidence to him and his program. Earlier on Friday, Powell responded to Carlson’s commentary and said the FNC host was “insulting, demanding and rude” in an interview on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.” As he had said a night earlier, Carlson told viewers people in the White House and people close to the president had not seen Powell’s evidence. He also said that Powell’s pledge during...
    GWEN Stefani was spotted leaving a Beverly Hills jewelers rocking her MASSIVE $500,000 engagement ring from husband-to-be, Blake Shelton.  The singer’s latest outing comes following backlash from fans for being “mean” to her fiancé after calling the country crooner “dumb” repeatedly on The Voice.   10Gwen was spotted showing off her huge ring in Beverly Hills Credit: RF/Coleman-Rayner 2020 10The engagement bling was on full display as the singer left a jeweler Credit: BackGrid 10The custom-made ring is reportedly worth over $500,000Credit: RF/Coleman-Rayner 2020 Gwen, 51, was snapped stepping out of high-end jewelry store XIV Karats in Los Angeles on Friday.  The blonde beauty proudly showed off the huge rock - which is reported to be worth at least $500,000...
    By Christina Maxouris and Dakin Andone | CNN More than 2,000 American deaths were recorded by Johns Hopkins University on Thursday — the highest number since early May. And as the virus runs unabated across US communities, experts warn the coming weeks will likely be brutal and the pandemic’s death toll will keep climbing. By December 18, more than 2,300 Americans could be losing their lives daily, according to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). “We expect daily deaths to reach a peak of over 2,500 a day in mid-January,” the IHME modeling team wrote on Thursday. The group also hiked its Covid-19 death forecast considerably, now predicting a total of 471,000 American deaths by...
    (CNN)Reading former President Barack Obama's sad and hopeful memoir, one can feel his passionate love for the United States: "The pride in being American, the notion that America was the greatest country on earth -- that was always a given." America is a place for Obama but also a "promise" of a more perfect union, with rights and dignity for all. No other society is so open with possibilities. No other society is filled with young men and women from such diverse backgrounds who love their country so much. Jeremi SuriWhatever else 2020 has shown us about ourselves, it has revealed how much the stubborn presence of racism and partisanship curtail the reality of this American dream for so...
    President-elect Joe Biden pledged that he would not push for a nationwide shutdown during a press briefing on Thursday, even as the coronavirus pandemic reaches record heights in terms of cases and hospitalizations. Prompted by a question from NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, Biden affirmed his previous statements about not pursing a lockdown policy. “Given the death toll, more than 250,000 Americans who have lost their lives, you said that you would support a nationwide shutdown if scientists recommended it.” Welker said. “No, no, no,” Biden broke in. “Everybody asks that question every single time I stand here. It was a hypothetical question. The answer was I would follow the science. I’m not going to shutdown the...
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's anti-corruption commission could issue a warrant for the arrest of former President Ernest Bai Koroma after he failed to comply with a summons for questioning, the head of the agency said on Thursday. Koroma failed to appear before the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in the capital Freetown on Thursday because of concerns over his safety, his lawyers said. "We are considering issuing a warrant for his arrest," the country's anti-corruption commissioner Francis Ben Kaifala told Reuters. The summons was the latest move in a campaign by Koroma's successor, President Julius Maada Bio, to investigate the previous administration that Maada Bio says took the country to the brink of economic collapse. Koroma denies any wrongdoing...
    (CNN)As Covid-19 cases rise across the country, leading U.S. medical and health organizations called on the American public to celebrate safely this holiday season.The American Medical Association (AMA), American Hospital Association (AHA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA) issued an open letter Thursday urging Americans to scale back on traditional gatherings to stop the spread of Covid-19."With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching and a deadly Covid-19 pandemic surging, we -- the physicians, nurses, hospital and health system leaders and public health professionals on the front lines of this pandemic -- strongly urge everyone throughout our country to celebrate responsibly, in a scaled-back fashion that limits the virus's spread, to help reduce the risk of infecting friends, family and...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The United States reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday, as the country has also battles increasing daily coronavirus cases in recent weeks.More than a quarter of a million Americans have now died from COVID-19 and roughly 11.5 million Americans have tested positive for the virus.It is the highest coronavirus death toll and case count of any country worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.Putting COVID-19 deaths into perspectiveThe number of Americans taken by coronavirus is equivalent to more than 11 times the number of Americans who died during the last flu season, according to the CDC; more than the entire population of Santa Clarita, according to Census data; and more than three sold out...
    The White House's Coronavirus Task Force is briefing reporters for the first time in months as cases and deaths continue to climb throughout the country in record numbers. The country just passed the grim milestone of 250,000 deaths from COVID-19, with winter and the holidays are rapidly approaching. The task force met Tuesday and warned of dire consequences if more mitigation measures aren't taken. The task force said the country could reach up to 2,000 deaths a day by Christmas, and recommended closing indoor dining and restaurants. The task force also suggested that Vice President Mike Pence or President Trump urge Americans publicly to take more precautions.How to watch the Coronavirus Task Force briefing What: Coronavirus Task Force updates reporters...
    Tara Sutaria’s among the many B-towners who are currently in the Maldives holidaying with her beau, Aadar Jain. The Marjaavaan actress decided to ring in her birthday in the exotic country while turning into a water baby on its pristine beaches. Maldives is the new hot favourite destination for Indians, thanks to the country’s no COVID-19 related quarantine rules for travellers. Tara and Aadar will spend a couple of days in the country before heading back to the bay and getting busy with their busy schedules. Fashion Faceoff: Ananya Panday or Tara Sutaria, Whose White Winter Dream Is a HOOT? Tara took to her Instagram account to share a smoking hot picture in her orange bikini. Posing against the clear...
    Rakul Preet Singh has flown down to the Maldives to take a quick break before she gets busy with her professional commitments. Thanks to the air bubble that India shares with the country, the destination is currently a hot spot among the Indian tourists and this includes B-town celebrities. From Kajal Aggarwal who’s currently on a honeymoon in the country to Neha Dhupia, Mouni Roy and Disha Patani – all B-towners are exploring the exotic beaches of the country while we are busy sulking. Rakul Preet Singh Is Pretty, Perfect and Poised in a Pink Pantsuit! Rakul took to her Instagram account to share a rather hot picture in her bottle green monokini from her recent stay. Enjoying the bliss...
    Reuters November 19, 2020 0 Comments Britain will likely follow the United States in reducing troop levels in Afghanistan but it will continue to work with its government and the U.S. to protect the country’s security, Britain’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday. The Pentagon said on Tuesday President Donald Trump would sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January. Wallace said the Americans were not totally pulling out at this stage, and neither was Britain. But he said: “I expect if they (the U.S.) are reducing at some stage, we will come down.” Wallace said Britain had limited scope to act independently of its largest ally, but an increased funding...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will likely follow the United States in reducing troop levels in Afghanistan but it will continue to work with its government and the U.S. to protect the country's security, Britain's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday. The Pentagon said on Tuesday President Donald Trump would sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January. Wallace said the Americans were not totally pulling out at this stage, and neither was Britain. But he said: "I expect if they (the U.S.) are reducing at some stage, we will come down." Wallace said Britain had limited scope to act independently of its largest ally, but an increased funding settlement he had agreed...
    (CNN)Despite an abundance of coastline, long stretches of beach and swell on both sides of the country, India has traditionally been a surf-shy nation. But over the past decade, the tide has gradually started to turn. Ishita Malaviya, India's first professional female surfer and one of the early pioneers of the sport in her country, remembers googling "surfing in India" back in 2007, only for nothing to show up. When she took up the sport at university on the advice of a German exchange student, Malaviya estimates that there were only 13 professional surfers in India -- a drop in the ocean amid what was then a population of 1.2 billion. Hooked by the sport from the moment she caught...
    The Central Park Five say they can't wait to watch President Donald Trump leave the White House in January after years of 'dividing the country'.   Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam shared their jubilation at Trump's defeat on social media after news outlets called the race for Joe Biden on November 7.  The men's contempt for Trump stems back to 1989, when he took out full-page ads in four New York City newspapers demanding that they face the death penalty for the rape of a white woman in Central Park.   All five were exonerated in 2002 after serving between six and 13 years in prison when another inmate confessed to the attack. But Trump has...
    Virus: 1 death per minute in US Japan on maximum alert after record virus cases: PM Reese Witherspoon Reflects on Walk The Line Engagement Scene on Films 15th Anniversary © Twentieth Century Fox Reese Witherspoon is reflecting on Walk the Line. The actress -- who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as June Carter -- took to Instagram to celebrate the film's 15th anniversary. Witherspoon posted a photo of herself and Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic Johnny Cash, laying on a couch. "Wow! Today marks 15 years since the release of #WalktheLine ???? Playing the role of June Carter was one of the most rewarding experiences of my lifetime," Witherspoon began. "From the stunning costumes created by @ariannephillips...