Mexico's president says there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century
Remembering Maya Angelou Marguerite Annie Johnson was born on April 4, 1928, and died on May 28, 2014. Here are five facts in honor of the poet. 1. Angelou was the second poet in history to read a poem at a presidential inauguration. 2. She worked with both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. 3. She was named Wake Forest University's first Reynolds Professor of American Studies in 1982. 4. Angelou was the first black woman to conduct a streetcar in San Francisco. 5. Prior to becoming a poet, she was in an opera, ‘Porgy and Bess,’ and a journalist. Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!
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Britain's prime minister tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days ago—and Sunday he was hospitalized with symptoms that just wouldn't quit, the Guardian reports. "On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," says a Downing Street spokeswoman. "This is a...
The coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly one million people worldwide. According to Business Insider, it's also killed over 52,000 across the globe, including more than 5,200 Americans. Now, many American workers are eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid leave between April 1 and December 31. It's thanks to new legislation from the Department of Labor which took effect Wednesday. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act gives businesses with less than 500 employees tax cuts to help fund the new paid leave requirements. The FFCRA only applies to businesses with workforces smaller than 500. Employees at large companies aren't covered. The act is part of a larger push by lawmakers to stifle the economic impact of the outbreak.
DevaCurl products offering to tame frizzy hair have been "the focus and center" of the natural hair movement over the past two decades, Florida hair stylist Stephanie Mero tells NPR . Indeed, the New York Times describes a cult-like following by curly-haired women and men, some of whom used DevaCurl's cleansers,...
The mayor of small Georgia beach community is in very public battle with the state's governor over how to protect the public during the coronavirus outbreak
Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams! Pharrell Lanscilo Williams turns 47 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the producer. 1. He released the first 24-hour music video for "Happy." 2. Pharrell got his nickname, Skateboard P, in high school. 3. His debut solo single, “Frontin,” was the 34th best-selling song of 2003 in the U.S. 4. The Neptunes were discovered by Teddy Riley after entering a high school talent show. 5. He plays the drums and keyboard. Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams!
The US entered this health crisis with greater expertise and resources than scores of nations that are doing a better job of protecting lives from COVID-19. Much like the period before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, warnings were given to the president but ignored, the Washington Post reports. The result is...
A recent analysis shows crime has plummeted across two dozen states—but not all crime. According to Newser, traffic and person stops have plummeted up to 92%, and thefts and burglaries have fallen. Unfortunately, domestic-disturbance and violence calls are up by 10% to 30%. In Baltimore, Maryland, property crime, car thefts, and larcenies have plunged by half. However, gun deaths remain unchanged with 18 fresh homicides in March.