Eight teams in the National League are vying for four available postseason spots heading into the regular season’s final weekend, and Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty can get St. Louis a crucial win in the opener of a doubleheader against Milwaukee
New information about the spread of the coronavirus in the US raises several alarms. The latest concerning data show: The number of new cases up in 22 states over the past week. The biggest jumps are in West and Midwest states, Axios reports, but Maine and New Jersey also report...
Highlights of this day in history: Nine black students escorted into Little Rock's Central High School; President Woodrow Wilson collapses; Author William Faulkner born; TV's Barbara Walters and movie actor-producer Michael Douglas born. (Sept. 25)
Despite unprecedented unemployment amid a global pandemic, US new home sales positively boomed in August. Markets Insider reports new US home sales shot up 4.8% to an annual rate of 1 million units in August. That's the most rapid pace since 2006 and marks four consecutive months of increasing sales. The housing market has been one of the few bright spots in the virus-rattled economy. However, some fear that a dwindling supply of new homes people can buy will soon halt the sector's rally.
Tribeca Film Festival Adds Video Games to Official Selections. Organizers announced a new honor, the Tribeca Games Award. The award will recognize games that showcase excellence in storytelling. Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO, discussed the presence of gaming this year and celebrating "storytelling in all its forms.". It’s incredible to see how game creators develop these immersive worlds with their own, unique stories, characters, lore and languages, and their work should be celebrated, Jane Rosenthal, to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’. ‘LA Noire’ became the first video game to be an official selection for 2011. Rosenthal notes how games are “part cinema, part gaming.". We’ve seen how films influence so many game creators, but we’ve also seen how many filmmakers are heavily influenced by game culture, Jane Rosenthal, to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’. Tribeca Games also revealed a new advisory board of game and film veterans. Geoff Keighley, Hideo Kojima, Nia DaCosta, Kiki Wolfkill and others will steer the presence of gaming at the festival
The Metropolitan Opera in New York had planned to begin its season this week but instead has canceled it. General Manager Peter Gelb delivered the difficult news in a video posted to social media on Wednesday. Gelb said the organization's concerns lie in the safety of the audience and the performers amid the pandemic. Gelb softened the blow by announcing the 2021-2022 season at the opera that will open on September 27, 2021. The 2021 season will open with the premiere of Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut up in My Bones. Blanchard's is the first opera by a Black composer to be performed at the Met.
After President Trump declined to promise he'd participate in a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election in November, his press secretary took on the question. "The president will accept the result of a free and fair election," Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Thursday. "He will accept the will...
Despite deep floodwaters, drivers attempted to drive through this road in Pensacola, Florida, in mid-September, as Hurricane Sally soaked the Gulf Coast region, triggering widespread flash flooding.
California to Phase out New Gas-Powered Car Sales by 2035. California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the state’s latest initiative to combat climate change. . He said that by 2035, California will end sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks. . Medium and heavy-duty gas-powered vehicles are expected to be phased out by 2045. . Cars shouldn’t give our kids asthma. Make wildfires worse. Melt glaciers. Or raise sea levels. , Gavin Newsom, via Twitter. He also noted that half of California’s greenhouse gas emissions are caused by transportation. . Newsom’s executive order is aimed to “push zero-emission vehicle innovation” and “drive down costs for everyone.”. It’s also expected to create new jobs in the electric car industry, which will benefit the state’s economy.
A radio reporter taken into custody while covering a demonstration the night two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shot will not be criminally charged
President Donald Trump claimed Joe Biden will "get a big shot of something" before the upcoming debate for energy. Trump has repeatedly questioned Biden's stamina and mental acuity and has suggested he take a drug test before their debates. (Sept. 25)
The Food and Drug Administration has posted the voluntary recall of another metformin—the ninth brand pulled since May. Riomet ER, a Type 2 diabetes medicine marketed by Sun Pharmaceutical, was found in tests to contain too much N-nitrosodimethylamine, a carcinogen, the Miami Herald reports. The recall applies to Lot...
Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first postseason spot since 2016, beating the Yankees 4-1 and further damaging New York’s chances of hosting a first-round playoff series
A Trump administration spokesman who blamed an online outburst —in which he advised Americans to buy ammunition to prepare for the aftermath of the November election—on stress and health problems is battling cancer. A spokesman said Michael Caputo had surgery at the National Cancer Institute, Politico reports, and doctors...
Portland police are expecting people in the 'thousands', some from out of state, will be on hand for a protest Saturday. Portland has been gripped by protests for four months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Sept. 24)
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is sure to be feeling a sense of relief after prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against him. Newser reports the move came after the Florida 4th District Court of Appeal blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. The court found last month that Jupiter police violated the rights of Kraft and the other customers. The violation stemmed from when police secretly installed video cameras inside massage rooms at the spa for an investigation in early 2019. The recordings are the only known evidence that the men paid for sex.
Rio de Janeiro has delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic
Chargers’ Team Doctor Accidentally Punctures QB Tyrod Taylor’s Lung. Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor was forced to sit out of last Sunday’s game after a stunning medical mishap. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Taylor’s lung was accidentally punctured by the team doctor just before kickoff. The Chargers were facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs in week 2 of the NFL season. . The unnamed doctor was reportedly trying to give Taylor a pain-killing injection for his cracked ribs. . Taylor was incapacitated by the injury, and rookie Justin Herbert was forced to step up and make his NFL debut. . Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has since said that Taylor will be back as their starting quarterback, but doctors disagree. Schefter reports that Taylor has since been advised to not play for an indefinite amount of time. Doctors have advised Tyrod Taylor not to play "indefinitely” due to his punctured lung. The Chargers were hoping Taylor would be able to start Sunday, but doctors are against it, Adam Schefter, via Twitter
In what's being hailed as a great leap forward for pediatric sleep science, doctors have identified a new sleep disorder in children aged six to eighteen. According to HuffPost, Restless Sleep Disorder, or RSD, is a condition in which children toss and turn while asleep, and often fall out of bed. HuffPost reports RSD sufferers often have a difficult time focusing, and face emotional and behavioral challenges as a result. Work into the mechanisms underlying RSD is ongoing. However, researchers have found a strong tie between nighttime restlessness and low levels of ferritin. Ferritin is a blood protein that stores iron. Low ferritin levels are treated with iron supplementation.
All three major indexes ended up in positive territory on Thursday, just not as positive as they were earlier in the day. The Dow rose 52 points to 26,815, the S&P 500 ticked up 9 points to 3,246, and the Nasdaq rose 39 points to 10,672. An...
The historic Mount Wilson Observatory has been saved from the Bobcat Fire, which has been raging in Los Angeles County, California, since early September. The observatory is more than 100 years old.
Another 870,000 People , Filed for First-Time Unemployment Last Week. The number is an increase from the previous week's unemployment figures. That number is still above the previous height for jobless claims since before the Covid crisis started. , Martha Gimbel, labor economist for Schmidt Futures, to NBC News. It is astonishing that we are getting used to a number every week higher than we have ever seen before, Martha Gimbel, labor economist for Schmidt Futures, to NBC News. Though the labor market has shown some signs of improvement, certain indicators suggest it won't last long. The misclassification of workers since the pandemic began, as well as a low response rate, render the results more questionable. , Sophia Koropeckyj, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, via NBC News. Classification issues mean that the unemployment rate could be as high as 9.1 percent, Sophia Koropeckyj, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, via NBC News. On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the House Financial Services Committee. Both men said two things are needed for a full economic recovery: a COVID-19 vaccine and another stimulus package. Moody's Analytics doesn't expect the U.S. to return to pre-coronavirus employment levels , until the end of 2023