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Pfizer CEO pushes back against Trump claim on…

The head of Pfizer, one of the drugmakers racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, told employees he was disappointed that its work was politicized during this week’s presidential debate and tried to reassure U.S. staff that the company won’t bend to pressure to move more quickly

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Moderna Updates Its Coronavirus Vaccine Timeline

Moderna has updated the world on the timeline for its coronavirus vaccine, and as far as the general population is concerned, we're looking at spring. CBS News reports that on Wednesday, CEO Stephane Bancel said the soonest the company might seek emergency authorization for the vaccine, which would give front-line...

Man asks forgiveness in racist Mich. home attack

A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window is asking for forgiveness. (Oct. 1)

Chrissy Teigen Reveals She Lost Pregnancy

Chrissy Teigen has revealed she has lost her pregnancy. Elle magazine reports Teigen has been updating fans throughout the week on her and her baby's health. Teigen was hospitalized for excessive bleeding last weekend. Her husband John Legend has been in the hospital with her. In a post to her baby, who she named Jack, she said "We will always love you."

Anderson shines, Braves shut out Reds again to…

Ian Anderson dazzled in another shutout performance for Atlanta, and the Braves won a playoff series for the first time in almost two decades by sweeping the light-hitting Cincinnati Reds with a 5-0 victory

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Baby After…

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Baby After Pregnancy Complications. On Thursday, Chrissy Teigen made a heartbreaking post to social media revealing the loss of her child. . She wrote in detail about the “deep pain” she and her husband, John Legend, were currently feeling. We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before, Chrissy Teigen, via Instagram. Teigen was initially admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. on Sunday after experiencing bouts of excessive bleeding. . She received two blood transfusions while hospitalized but, according to her post, doctors were “never able to stop the bleeding.”. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough, Chrissy Teigen, via Instagram. Teigen went on to reveal that they had named their baby Jack, saying he will “forever” be a part of their family. Teigen later made a grief-stricken post to Twitter about how unreal it felt that the pair was “driving home from the hospital with no baby.”. Legend simply retweeted Teigen’s post, adding, “We love you, Jack.”

American Airlines To Begin Furloughs

Joe Raedle/Getty Images American Airlines will begin furloughing 19,000 employees on Thursday as Congress fails to reach a deal on a COVID-19 relief bill, CEO Doug Parker announced to employees. The House was set to vote on a $2.2-trillion stimulus package on Wednesday, but the vote was delayed in a last-minute attempt to negotiate a deal with the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. —davidshepardson (@davidshepardson) September 30, 2020 Something is loading.

4-Star General Who Slighted Biden Picks a…

There were times when Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal was critical of Vice President Joe Biden while overseeing US operations in Afghanistan under the Obama administration. Indeed, he resigned in 2010 after Rolling Stone aired his mocking of Biden , whom he'd described as "shortsighted." But the retired four-star general holds no...

Heat bakes West as October begins

Numerous record highs were set on Wednesday and more are in jeopardy through the end of the week as unrelenting heat grips the West.

837,000 More Americans File for Unemployment…

837,000 More Americans File for Unemployment Benefits. On Thursday, the Labor Department released a report on jobless claims in the United States. . An additional 837,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. That is a slight drop from the prior week, during which 870,000 total workers filed for first-time benefits. . On the other hand, claims made under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program rose last week. An additional 650,120 Americans filed for benefits. The prior week, only 630,080 Americans filed for PUA. In total, 1.4 million first-time claims for unemployment benefits were made last week, roughly equal to the prior week. The number of continued claims, which represents workers who have filed for at least two consecutive weeks, stands at a total of 11.8 million. . Economists say the country’s unemployment rate has fallen from 8.4 percent to 8.2 percent. . That drop is believed to be thanks to an estimated 850,000 jobs being added back in September.

Airline furloughs begin as federal pandemic…

Thousands of airline employees are getting furloughed while the companies wait to see if they will get more money from taxpayers

Experts hope to avoid ‘twindemic’ this flu season

Health officials are urging Americans to seek a flu vaccine this month, hoping to avoid twin epidemics as COVID-19 continues to circulate. (Oct. 1)

Putin Takes Extreme Steps to Live in Virus-Free…

The "Putin tunnel" might someday join "Potemkin village" in the lexicon. Russian President Vladimir Putin has had movable disinfectant tunnels installed at the Kremlin and his residence outside Moscow and has retreated into an "intricate cocoon of social distancing" while allowing life for ordinary Russians to largely return to normal,...

Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year

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She Was Killed by a Falling Log. Now, a Guilty…

A 17-year-old who pushed a log off a cliff at an Ohio park over Labor Day weekend last year, killing a mom of four, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Jordan Buckley, who'd originally faced murder and reckless homicide charges, put in his plea last Friday regarding the death of...

McEnany, reporter clash over mail-in ballot claims

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany got in a testy exchange with a reporter Thursday over President Donald Trump's claims that a number of mail-in ballots were recently found in a river. (Oct. 1)

AOC Urges SEC To Probe Palantir's Partnerships

Palantir’s debut on the public market earlier today drew different responses from different people. Some veterans in Silicon Valley claimed that its statements to investors are riddled with exaggerations and hype meant to hide the company’s less-than-stellar tech. Critics in the tech privacy sphere, meanwhile, sounded… Read more...

Nobel peace laureate calls for urgent justice in…

Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege says mass atrocities, including widespread sexual violence, continue to go unpunished in his country and an international criminal tribunal is urgently needed to prosecute those crimes

This Day in History: The Las Vegas Shooting

This Day in History:, The Las Vegas Shooting. October 1, 2017. 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas strip. Targeting a crowd of thousands, Paddock killed 83 people and wounded more than 800. Over the course of several days leading up to the shooting, Paddock had covertly amassed an arsenal of high-powered weapons in his room. Using bump-stock attachments, he was able to fire off more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition during the 10-minute attack. With his hotel suite surrounded by authorities, Paddock died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His motive remains unknown. The shooting is the deadliest in U.S. history

It's All Relative? People With Neanderthal DNA…

Some people carry biological links to their Neanderthal ancestors, and new research from Europe says in the current pandemic, that's not good news. Modern humans and Neanderthals are known to have interbred at various points in history, resulting in an exchange of genes than can still be found today. According to HuffPost, Neanderthal genes may increase the likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19. A particular cluster of genes--called a haplotype--has been linked to a higher risk of hospitalization and respiratory failure in novel coronavirus patients. The haplotype is found in about 16% of the population in Europe and half the population in South Asia. In Africa and East Asia, it is non-existent. The genes are one of several risk factors for COVID-19, including age, sex, and pre-existing conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart problems.

Court: Subway Bread Doesn't Qualify as Bread

Subway bread doesn't qualify for a value-added tax exemption because it doesn't meet the legal definition of "bread," or indeed "food" under the relevant law, Ireland's Supreme Court has decided. The court ruled that all six varieties of bread used in the company's sandwiches are far too sugary to officially...

Red flag warnings issued as Glass Fire rages out…

Footage captured over Napa County, California, shows the Glass Fire raging out of control on Sept. 30. Due to hot and dry conditions, red flag warnings go into effect for the area on Oct. 2.

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Greenland's Ice Sheet Could Lose Mass at Fastest…

Greenland's Ice Sheet Could Lose Mass, at Fastest Rate in 12,000 Years, , Study Finds. The study was conducted by researchers with the University of Buffalo. It was published in the journal 'Nature.'. It found that Greenland is losing ice at a rate that is four times faster than the last time the earth was as warm as it is now. We’re basically committed to losing ice at a faster clip than we did at that last period of rapid loss 12,000 years ago, Professor Jason Briner, Lead Study Author, via 'The Washington Post'. If greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are not drastically reduced, the loss of ice will accelerate through 2100. This would lead to a rise in sea levels by close to 20 feet. In addition to rising sea levels, Greenland's melting ice can also affect ocean currents and the speed of ice melting at the south pole. Of the 14 millimeters of increased sea level caused by Arctic melting ice in the past 50 years, half of that rise has occurred in the past eight years

Supreme Court nominee Barrett opposed 'abortion…

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett signed a 2006 newspaper ad sponsored by an anti-abortion group in which she said she opposed “abortion on demand” and defended “the right to life from fertilization to the end of natural life.”

Authorities in Massachusetts capture runaway emu

An emu that was spotted roaming the streets of a Massachusetts city has been corralled by authorities. The emu was reported Wednesday morning in Haverhill, about 35 miles north of Boston, and was captured two hours later after being fed a pear. (Oct. 1)