The new chief of U.S. global media is plowing ahead with changes to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters, heightening concerns for the independent news organizations
This time, Sen. Lindsey Graham is willing to listen. The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he'll let Democrats call Robert Mueller to testify before the committee, the Washington Post reports. Graham had rejected such calls before but appeared to change his mind after Mueller penned a Post...
Highlights of this day in history: Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born. (July 13)
A two-person team from the World Health Organization is traveling to China to address the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. But according to Science Magazine, the epidemiologist and animal health expert are unlikely to come home with answers. The mystery of the virus’ origins has become a political powder keg and the subject of countless conspiracy theories. Chinese officials have reported conducting tests for SARS-CoV-2 at the Wuhan seafood market but what they found remains sketchy. Other studies have linked SARS-CoV-2 to a coronavirus found in pangolins, an endangered species that eats ants. However, there’s no evidence pangolins or their scales—used in traditional Chinese medicine—were sold at the market. Some more fringe theories still suggest SARS-CoV-2 came from snakes, cometary debris, or a US Army lab.
Valentina Sampaio Becomes First Transgender 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Model The upcoming issue is out on July 21. The 23-year-old from Brazil has been named a 'Rookie' for this year's issue. Valentina Sampaio, via Instagram In an essay on the 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit website, the model expressed her gratitude. She thanked the magazine for seeing, respecting and understanding her for who she is. Sampaio has been making waves in the modeling industry since 2017 when she covered 'Vogue' Paris, German and Brasil. She is also Victoria Secret's first openly transgender model and has worked with Dior and Marc Jacobs.
America’s fourth-largest bank, Wells Fargo, is barring the app TikTok on company devices and instructing any employees who have it currently installed to remove it immediately, citing privacy concerns. “We have identified a small number of Wells Fargo employees with corporate-owned devices who had installed the TikTok application on their device,” Wells Fargo said in a statement to multiple outlets. “Due to concerns about TikTok’s privacy and security controls and practices, and because corporate-owned devices should be used for company business only, we have directed those employees to remove the app from their devices.”
Lea Michele pulled the plug on her Twitter account Saturday amid trolling over the apparent death of former Glee co-star Naya Rivera, Us Weekly reports. Michele abandoned the site just three days after Rivera, 33, vanished at a California lake with her 4-year-old son, Josey, who turned up alone on...
Here are the top stories for Sunday, July 12th: Florida reports single-day highest number of virus cases nationwide; At least 11 hurt in fire at Naval Base San Diego; Poland presidential runoff too close to call; Search expanded for missing actress Naya Rivera.
Calling the reopening of the nation's schools "not a matter of if" but "a matter of how," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Sunday that the students have to get back into the classroom. "Parents are expecting that this fall their kids are going to have a full-time experience with their...
Elaine Duke gives the White House response to Hurricane Maria devastating Puerto Rico as an example of her disappointment in her brief tenure running the Department of Homeland Security. She wanted President Trump to issue an emergency declaration before the hurricane hit land but was rebuffed, the New York Times...
At least one person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego. Military officials said the blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard. (July 12)
(CNN) A 15-year-old boy died in a suspected shark attack while surfing in New South Wales, Australia, police said Saturday. "Witnesses have told police a shark attacked the teenager while he was surfing at Wilsons Headland at Wooli Beach, near Grafton," New South Wales police said in a statement. First aid was rendered for serious injuries to his legs and despite CPR efforts to revive him, the 15-year-old died at the scene," police said. Beaches in the area including Wooli, Diggers Camp and Minnie Water have been closed. CNN's Angus Watson reported from Sydney, Australia, and Isaac Yee reported from Hong Kong.
The federal government is planning to carry out the first federal execution in nearly two decades, over the objection of the family of the victims and after a volley of legal proceedings over the coronavirus pandemic
10 Viral Trends That Have Emerged During the Pandemic 1. Many people have fostered or adopted animals to help with anxiety and depression. 2. Nintendo Switch's 'Animal Crossing' is giving people an escape into virtual life. 3. Many people have started to utilize virtual communication platforms such as Zoom for work and being social. 4. More people are taking up baking. 5. Instagram Live videos have risen in popularity, especially among celebrities. 6. TikTok dance challenges are more popular than ever. 8. Everyone seems to love Dalgona coffee. 9. Puzzles are providing a much-needed break from technology. 10. Tie-dye has resurfaced in the fashion world.
(Newser) – Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez identified the slain officers as Edelmiro Garza, 45, and Ismael Chavez, 39. “We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our city," Rodriguez, visibly distraught, told the McAllen Monitor. But the alleged shooter, whom police identified as 23-year-old Audon Ignacio Camarillo, opened fire when officers attempted to enter the home.
The Supreme Court's unusual term has come to an end, and Chief Justice John Roberts managed to anger President Trump on multiple occasions, including on DACA , gay rights , abortion , and the privacy of Trump's own financial records . So what's going on with Roberts, a 65-year-old lifelong conservative? Various analysts weigh...
Highlights of this day in history: Julius Caesar born; Walter Mondale taps Geraldine Ferraro as the first woman to run on a major party ticket for the White House; Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet Communist Party; Comedian Bill Cosby born. (July 12)