New Jersey primary candidate sues to remove party lines on ballots
A Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives filed a federal lawsuit seeking to remove party lines on the ballots for New Jersey’s primary election, according to a report. Christine Conforti sued Monday, a day before the 2020 primary vote, along with the New Jersey Progressive Legal Defense Fund, New Jersey Globe reported. “New Jersey’s...
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs serving in Iraq, hits back after Tucker Carlson suggests she hates America
Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a US Army veteran who lost both of her legs while serving in Iraq, rebuked Tucker Carlson after the conservative Fox News host attacked her on Monday night and suggested that she hates America.
WHO holds briefing as scientists urge amended guidance
Hundreds of scientists have urged the agency​ and other public health organizations to amend their guidelines to reflect the risk that the coronavirus can be airborne.
Daughter of slain NYPD officer shares powerful message: 'They bleed just like the rest of us'
The daughter of a slain New York City police officer spoke out against the vilification of cops taking place amid the nationwide protests against police brutality.
Black Friday as we know it is finally dead
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving on which retailers offer doorbuster deals, is known to attract massive crowds and hysteria. Imagine that scenario in a pandemic.
Josh Brolin and wife Kathryn Boyd expecting second child together
"Our little December babe is on the way.... ."
Why Baker Mayfield, wife Emily celebrated on Patrick Mahomes’ contract day
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' front office may not have been the only ones sipping Dom Perignon on Monday.
Trump's 'mission accomplished' moment is premature and deadly. We have not defeated COVID.
Desperate for crowds and adoration, Trump has put his most fervent supporters at risk of getting a deadly disease. Future historians will be astonished.
A classic French dessert gets a savory spin with this bell pepper and zucchini clafoutis
This creamy clafouti is filled with sautéed bell peppers and zucchini, with white sharp cheddar for balance.
Johnny Depp testifies that Amber Heard may have once defecated in their bed
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor said the actress or "possibly one of her friends" put the feces there — and that Heard later claimed it was "just a harmless prank," according to the Daily Mail.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced Tuesday. “It came back positive,” the controversial 65-year-old leader said of a COVID-19 test he had Monday that he initially suggested showed “the lung’s clean.” Bolsonaro — who has repeatedly refused to wear a mask as he played down the contagion ravaging his...
Texas leaders face an alarming spike in coronavirus cases
The number of coronavirus cases in Texas doubled in recent weeks and several major cities warn they are quickly running out of hospital beds. Governor Greg Abbott finally issued a mandate for all residents to wear a mask. Politico reporter Renuka Rayasam joined CBSN to explain the spike in numbers and the pressure to keep Texas open.
Thandie Newton says Hollywood executive Amy Pascal used Black stereotypes during meeting
Thandie Newton is opening up about her experience with stereotyping in Hollywood, including a meeting with Hollywood executive Amy Pascal.
Car speeds away with protester on hood after alleged lynching attempt in Indiana
A driver sped away with two people clinging to the car during a protest in Indiana over the alleged lynching attempt of a black man, according to reports. Footage posted to Twitter showed the red vehicle taking off Monday with one person on the hood and another hanging onto the driver’s side in Bloomington. The...
Madonna, 61, poses topless in mirror selfie
Express yourself.
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson backtracks on proposal to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth
Sen. Ron Johnson withdrew a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth for federal employees, saying he does “not support efforts to erase” America’s history, but was instead, attempting to save taxpayer dollars and avoid putting the U.S. “further in debt.”
Paris Jackson gets candid about self-harm and depression
"Pain is way better than numb because at least you’re feeling something."
Former Michigan State star Andre Rison claims assistant Buck Nystrom hit him before game
Former Michigan State WR Andre Rison alleges he was slapped by Buck Nystrom in the locker room before taking the field at Illinois on Oct. 18, 1986.
It’s No Surprise That This Inspirational Love and Self-Acceptance Pep Talk Is Everywhere
Let's hope sharing kind, heart-warming words become the next big TikTok trend
Mary Trump levels scathing criticism of President in new book obtained by CNN
Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump levels scathing criticism of the President in her forthcoming book, accusing him of "hubris and willful ignorance" dating back to his early days.
Mary Trump levels scathing criticism of President in new book obtained by CNN
Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump levels scathing criticism of the President in her forthcoming book, accusing him of "hubris and willful ignorance" dating back to his early days.
Country singer Lindsay Ell reveals she was raped at 13 and 21 years old
Country singer Lindsay Ell is turning her traumatic experiences as a sexual assault victim into music.
Hong Kong Businessman: Joe Biden Election Would Mean Chinese Communists 'Won Against Free World' -- 'Game Over'
A Hong Kong businessman issued a dire warning on Monday, saying a Joe Biden win would be a win for the Chinese communists and a loss for the free world.
Why Is Mexico’s President Giving Trump a Photo-Op in the Middle of a Pandemic?
López Obrador was once one of Trump’s fiercest critics. What happened?
Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
The president has downplayed the virus' severity, often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds.
Want to help out a Black-owned business on #BlackoutDay2020? Here's how
Today is #BlackoutDay2020. To demonstrate their economic force, Black consumers -- and anyone wishing to support the Black community -- are encouraged to not spend money today. Or, if they do, to limit their purchases to companies owned by Black people.
This is why there’s so much pink snow covering the alps
Remarkable aerial pictures show pink-colored snow in the Presena glacier in the Italian Alps. A number of news reports say the strange pink snow in the glacier near Pellizano is the result of the algae Ancylonela nordenskioeldii, which is typically found in Greenland. However, Biagio Di Mauro, a researcher at the Institute of Polar Sciences...
Active Shooter Reported at 29 Palms Marine Corps Base
An active shooter alert was issued Tuesday morning at the 29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California.
Neighbors seek hope for their 'underwater' neighborhood
A Florida neighborhood is coming to grips with the inevitable by forming America's first Underwater Homeowner's Association. CNN's Bill Weir goes there.
Mulvaney warns Trump will face ‘headwinds’ if election turns into ‘referendum’ on himself
Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has a blunt assessment of President Trump's chances in November’s presidential election, saying the president should hope it doesn't turn into "a referendum" on himself.
NFLPA president JC Tretter says NFL is putting season, players at risk with its coronavirus approach
NFLPA president JC Tretter said the NFL's "resistance to change" regarding the coronavirus could threaten the 2020 season.
Reporter’s viral Pablo Sandoval photo drew fat shaming and regrets
Baseball writer Andy Baggarly is feeling the weight of his actions. On Saturday, Baggarly, who covers the San Francisco Giants for The Athletic, tweeted out an unflattering photo of third baseman Pablo Sandoval from spring training. The rotund Venezuelan appeared to have added some extra pounds during the offseason and the response to Baggarly’s photo...
Reports of possible active shooter at Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms
The U.S. Marine Corps said in a tweet Tuesday morning it was aware of the reports and was monitoring the situation.
Why nation’s biggest charter network dumped its slogan, ‘Work hard. Be nice.’
I wish Harriett Ball, who inspired KIPP, were here to write a new slogan with God’s help.
Who will be Trump's political heir?
Whether in 2020 or 2024, President Donald Trump will no longer be the President and another member of the Republican Party will be next in line. Who will it be? Chris Cillizza goes through the most likely heirs to Trump's political legacy.
'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns
Author Larry Tye chronicles Sen. Joseph McCarthy's infamous smear campaign in a new book. He says both McCarthy and Trump are "bullies" who exploit fears and "point fingers when they're attacked."
Cases are skyrocketing in Florida, Texas and Arizona
Mookie Betts’ MLB free agency hinges on a tense Dodgers season
MLB’s proposed 2020 season is filled with uncertainties regarding the coronavirus pandemic and ensuring player safety. For Mookie Betts, the free agent market following the shortened season adds another layer to that uncertainty. One of the league’s most talented young stars, Betts turned down multiple extension offers reportedly worth at least $300 million from the...
Mary Trump book paints a harsh portrait of her uncle, the president
President Trump's attitude and policies were shaped by neglect and trauma growing up, his niece claims in a new book obtained by The Times.
Arlington voters go to the polls for County Board special election
Democrat, Republican and independent candidates compete.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus But Says He Feels ‘Perfectly Well’
Bolsonaro, who announced his results live on CNN Brazil, added he is taking hydroxychloroquine
DHS Sec. Chad Wolf: Criminals are 'emboldened' as leaders 'play politics' with law enforcement
America's criminals are further "emboldened" as leaders "play politics" with law enforcement, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf asserted Tuesday.
New York City’s childcare centers could reopen early next week
Childcare centers across New York City could reopen as early as Monday. The city’s Board of Health is set to vote on the measure later Tuesday that would reopen more than 3,000 centers. “The Board of Health is looking at the data, looking at the facts, how to do this properly, how to do this...
U.S. considers banning TikTok and other apps, Pompeo says
Pompeo doesn't recommend downloading the app unless "you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party."
Matthew Perry gives L.A. penthouse an $8-million discount
'Friends' actor Matthew Perry cuts the price on a Century City penthouse by $8 million. The 9,300-square-foot residence is now listed at $27 million.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The 65-year-old leader revealed the result Tuesday on national TV. Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the virus' dangers, despite Brazil suffering the world's second-largest outbreak.
Walmart’s Amazon Prime competitor will launch in July
After announcing a number of improvements to its online shopping experience, Walmart is now taking aim at Amazon Prime membership. | George Frey/Getty Images Walmart+ will cost $98 a year and include same-delivery of groceries, fuel discounts, and other perks. Amazon may have a 15-year head start, but Walmart is close to finally unveiling its own membership program that it hopes will eventually become an alternative to Amazon Prime. Walmart plans to launch a new subscription service later this month called Walmart+ that will cost $98 a year, and include perks like same-day delivery of groceries and general merchandise, discounts on fuel at Walmart gas stations, and early access to product deals, multiple sources told Recode. Walmart originally planned to unveil Walmart+ in late March or April, Recode reported in February, but the retailer pushed back the launch date after the Covid-19 pandemic began sweeping across the US in March. It’s unclear whether the program will launch nationally, or first on a regional level, later this month. A Walmart spokesperson declined to comment. While Covid-19 panic-buying helped boost Walmart sales to record highs earlier this year, its US e-commerce presence is still only around an eighth the size of Amazon’s. Today, Amazon is valued at $1.5 trillion, while Walmart is worth $337 billion. And Amazon Prime is a big reason why. Launched in 2005, Amazon Prime has become a loyalty program that now boasts more than 150 million members globally and sports a portfolio of perks, including express delivery of groceries and other items, access to a large catalog of TV shows and movies, as well as exclusive discounts at Whole Foods stores. Amazon Prime members, who pay $119 annually in the US, shop more frequently and spend more on Amazon than non-Prime members do. They also do price comparisons less across competitor sites. Perhaps most problematic for Walmart is the fact that more than half of its top-spending families now have Amazon Prime memberships, Recode previously reported. It’s a trend that has been several years in the making, as Amazon has made moves for Prime to appeal to households with less disposable income that historically have favored shopping at Walmart. Amazon added a monthly payment option for Prime in 2016, a 45 percent Prime fee discount for those on government assistance in 2017, and ways for Prime customers to pay for orders with cash last year. While Walmart’s overall grocery business is larger than Amazon’s, one fear at the Bentonville, Arkansas, retailer is that top Walmart customers could eventually turn to Amazon for groceries as well, as they get sucked further into the Prime suite of perks. When Walmart+ launches, the $98 annual membership is expected to include unlimited same-day delivery of groceries and other goods from Walmart Supercenters, reserved delivery slots and open-slot notifications, as well as some access to Walmart’s new Express two-hour delivery offering, though not unlimited usage. During the pandemic, customers have run into issues securing grocery delivery slots in some parts of the country as companies like Walmart and Amazon struggled to handle drastic increases in demand for online grocery services. Walmart+ perks are also expected to include discounts on fuel at Walmart gas stations, early access to some product deals, and a Scan & Go service that would allow shoppers to check out in Walmart stores without waiting in line — a tool Walmart briefly tested but discontinued nearly two years ago. A Walmart+-branded credit card will also be introduced at some point after launch. Walmart also has plans to add video entertainment components to the program, though the details of which remain unclear. This week, Walmart is unveiling an online family entertainment program called CAMP by Walmart, in partnership with the retail startup CAMP and the online video technology firm Eko. This video content, featuring celebrities like Neil Patrick Harris, Drew Barrymore, and LeBron James, will be free to all Walmart app users this summer. But the program could point to a future where similar programming is gated off for Walmart+ members. Walmart has also considered partnering with big media companies on video content perks. The timing of the Walmart+ unveiling could both create opportunities for Walmart and present new challenges. On one hand, as Recode recently reported, “the share of people who said they have a positive impression of Amazon dropped from 74 percent in January before the pandemic hit the US to 58 percent in May in two similar, separate polls of more than 1,000 people conducted by Survey Monkey with Fortune and Recode, respectively.” Amazon customers have seen extended delivery times during the pandemic, especially in March and April, in part due to the company’s focus for several weeks on prioritizing delivery of essential items. The pandemic has also accelerated adoption of grocery delivery, while simultaneously forcing tens of millions of Americans out of work, which could make fuel discounts especially attractive. But at the same time, those same record unemployment numbers could call into question the timing of introducing a program that is asking customers to spend more with you than they have during even good economic times. Either way, the Walmart+ initiative is a top priority for Janey Whiteside, the company’s chief customer officer who joined from American Express in 2018, according to sources. Other top Walmart leaders, including CEO Doug McMillon, have also been active in planning, signaling the importance of the initiative. Walmart executives have hoped the program would strike a balance of being valuable enough that customers will pay for it, while boasting different enough perks from Amazon Prime so that there aren’t perk-by-perk comparisons. Shoppers will soon be able to decide for themselves. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. 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Brazilian President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus