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
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...
President Donald Trump is sending well wishes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after news broke earlier Sunday that he had been admitted to a hospital with the new coronavirus. (April 5)
In January, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned President Donald Trump. According to Business Insider, Trump dismissed Azar’s warnings about COVID-19 as “alarmist.” While the virus was spreading quickly in China, Trump was focused on his impeachment trial. Azar asked a confidante for advice on how to get the president to focus on the issue. Trump told reporters the U.S. had the coronavirus “totally under control” during the beginning of the outbreak.
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
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!
Pink announced she tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago and has already recovered. She said her family was already staying at home and continued to do so while they got better. According to Reuters, the family took the test again and have not been confirmed negative. The singer said the accessibility to testing was an “absolute travesty and failure of our government.” Pink said she would donate $1 million to a hospital fund and a Los Angeles fund.
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,...
Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram
Here's the latest for Sunday, April 5th: PM Boris Johnson admitted into hospital for COVID-19 symptoms; Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday; Fire burns near Chernobyl nuclear plant; Israeli hospital creates glass case for victims killed by coronavirus.
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...
Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died at age 86
Louis CK is finally rolling out jokes about the #MeToo crisis that seemed to tank his career. The comedian, who has admitted to masturbating in front of female colleagues, is making light of the whole affair in a special available on his website for $7.99, Variety reports. "How was...
Highlights of this day in history: Bomb strikes a West Berlin disco; Gen. Douglas MacArthur and billionaire Howard Hughes die; Educator Booker T. Washington born; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sets an NBA record; Katie Couric to become CBS anchor. (April 5)
While many people are being forced to stay at home because of COVID-19, introverts don’t feel a big difference. According to Reuters, the number of calls to psychiatrists have gone up with people lacking social contact. An introvert from Seattle described not having to go out as “an introvert’s dream.” The American Psychological Association defines introverts as people who are more inwardly focused and relatively more reserved. A research psychologist from Arizona said introverts “may be better positioned to weather enforced time at home.”
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!
(Reuters) - The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana, but a few governors still resisted issuing stay-at-home orders and a handful of churches held large Palm Sunday services.
For decades, it was believed to be impossible to run a marathon in less than two hours. Then, in October, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to do it. How? Knox Robinson spent time with Kipchoge at his rural training camp in Kenya, and in an extensive piece for GQ...
Chris Cuomo Details 'Haunted' Night With Coronavirus The CNN anchor hosted Wednesday's episode of 'Cuomo Prime Time' live from his basement. He is self-quarantining one day after announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo added that he had a fever of around 103 degrees “that wouldn’t quit." Chris Cuomo, via CNN Cuomo said he experienced hallucinations of his late father, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died in Jan. 2015. Chris Cuomo, via CNN