Turkey’s health minister says Turkey and Russia have agreed to cooperate in the development of a coronavirus vaccine and plan to carry out joint clinical trials
The chief of the Palmer, Alaska police department was placed on administrative leave with pay on Tuesday after his “inappropriate” Facebook posts resurfaced.
Another social media giant has decided to take action against President Trump. Snap Inc. says it isn't going to ban Snapchat content from the president, or add warnings to certain bits of it, as Twitter has done—but it will stop promoting his account on the app. The company says...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo lauded demonstrators and police after a "much better" night of protests in New York City Wednesday. Cuomo said the coronavirus pandemic and the protests over the death of George Floyd made for "a perilous time in this country". (June 3)
During the height of the coronavirus pandemic Amazon gave warehouse workers a $2-an-hour pay raise. This week, those workers lost that $2 hourly pay raise. Amazon has also phased out unlimited amounts of unpaid time off without being penalized. The apparent return to normality is at odds with the experiences of warehouse workers. The workers told Business Insider they still felt in danger coming to work. Amazon said it had paid out approximately $800 million extra to its staff since the beginning of the pandemic. CEO Jeff Bezos maintains his position as the world's richest person. His fortune nearing $150 billion.
Major League Baseball has rejected the players’ offer for a 114-game regular season in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to make a counterproposal
Pentagon Chief Doesn't Support Using Active Military on US Streets On Monday, President Donald Trump threatened to use military action "to defend the life and property" of residents amid violent protests in response to racism and police brutality. Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke against the use of military force in an interview with NBC News on Tuesday evening. Mark Esper, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Defense Secretary In a press briefing on Wednesday, Esper further clarified his remarks. Mark Esper, Defense Secretary, via NBC News Esper also made comments about the killing of George Floyd. Mark Esper, Defense Secretary, via CNN Mark Esper, Defense Secretary, via CNN
Lea Michele has been accused of racist, diva behavior. On Twitter, Samantha Ware revealed Michele told her she would "sh*t in her wig" the first chance she got. Other "Glee" cast members came forward to report on Michele's racist and diva behavior. CNN reports that Michele's career took a massive hit. She was fired as a spokesperson for "Hello, Fresh." Famous friends like Ariana Grande stopped following her on social media. She started losing social media followers and many of her fans started to "cancel" her. With her career circling the drain Michele has issued an apology to Ware and other "Glee" cast members she bullied. "I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused."
Sources tell the Star Tribune that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison plans to upgrade the charge against the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck to second-degree murder, and to hit the other three officers at the scene with charges as well. Sen. Amy Klobuchar confirmed the...
Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.
The epic damage to America’s job market from the viral outbreak will come into sharper focus Friday when the government releases the May employment report
George Floyd’s family has demanded the arrest of all four police officers involved in his death. The Floyd family on Wednesday visited a makeshift shrine at the Minneapolis street corner where Floyd died on May 25. (June 3)
The Trump administration says it is going to block all commercial flights to the US by Chinese airlines on June 16—or sooner, at the president's discretion. The Transportation Department says the move is a response to China's refusal to allow American carriers including Delta and United to resume flights...
Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election
A first-of-its-kind study using data from 16 countries on six continents offers some of the first evidence that face masks and physical distancing really do prevent the spread of COVID-19. The findings published in the Lancet —based on studies of 25,000 patients with COVID-19 or the coronaviruses SARS and...
Sea critters call larvaceans build houses made from snot coming out of their heads, which protect them from predators and filter food. Scientists at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are studying the odd architecture. (June 3)
The stock market seemed to pay little to no attention to the civil unrest sweeping the US on Tuesday. According to Markets Insider, US stocks rose as investors turned their attention towards encouraging signs of an economic reopening. Overnight losses in equity futures evaporated by the market's open as traders eyed the prospect of new German stimulus. Energy stocks finished 2.7% higher on Tuesday. Materials and industrial shares also rose more than 1.2%. Major indexes closed at session highs. Oil prices gained as OPEC and its allies are said to favor extending production cuts.
House Republican Steve King Loses Primary, Has History of Racist Remarks The nine-term Republican representative lost his Iowa seat in Tuesday's five-way primary. Republican state Senator Randy Feenstra won the seat. Though King has a long history of racist comments during his 18 years as a lawmaker, he has only recently become an embarrassment to his Republican colleagues and voters. A 2019 comment during an interview with 'The New York Times' proved to be the breaking point. Steve King, via 'The New York Times' The comment finally led to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell advising King "to find another line of work." King had aligned himself with European anti-Muslim activists as well as Canadian politicians who have neo-Nazi ties. According to 'The New York Times,' Feenstra painted King as unable to help his constituents rather than as a white nationalist sympathizer with a history of making racist and anti-immigrant comments.
The cast and showrunner of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" donated $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network to support protesters. Protests against police violence and racism spread throughout the US in the days after the death of George Floyd. Business Insider says "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" needs to do more to address systemic racism. Fans are calling on the series to directly address police violence in future episodes. Representatives for the series did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The eighth season is currently being written remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump is disputing reports that he was rushed to an underground bunker as protests raged outside the White House Friday. The president told Brian Kilmeade on Fox New Radio that he only visited the bunker for a brief "inspection" during the day. "I went down during the day and...
New York Allows Store Owners to Deny Entry to People Without Masks Governor Andrew Cuomo's new executive order gives establishment owners permission to issue bans. Andrew Cuomo, via Twitter Andrew Cuomo, via press briefing New York has been hit the hardest in the U.S. with over 360,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly all of the state has started reopening except for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says they will likely begin the process within weeks. According to Cuomo, not enough younger people are wearing masks in public areas. He partly attributes this to the early and inaccurate thought that COVID-19 poses less of a threat to young people. Coronavirus can infect people of all ages. Cuomo has often stressed that masks are critical for protecting and respecting other people.