Coronavirus mutation spread across Europe: report
Researchers studying the coronavirus and its genetic mutations revealed in a study a genetic mutation that originated in farmworkers in Spain may have contributed to the second wave in Europe, a report said. The Financial Times reported scientists are working to determine what role, if any, variant 20A.EU1 could play in disease’s transmission or lethality....
Trump seems to strike a new tone on masks: 'If you get close, wear a mask'
President Donald Trump struck a slightly new tone on mask-wearing at a rally on Thursday, telling a group of largely maskless, shoulder-to-shoulder supporters that he thinks wearing a mask is appropriate when social distancing isn't possible.
The Vatican’s just-renewed agreement with China follows an ancient pattern
It’s the last full week of presidential campaigning, so Americans might be excused for having missed news that the Vatican renewed its preliminary agreement with China over the appointment of bishops. The agreement has drawn the ire of many American conservatives, not least Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who charges that a compromise with Beijing...
With Senate at risk, Trump focuses on himself
After President Donald Trump took the controversial step of commuting the jail sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, Sen. Susan Collins was again stuck between the leader of her party and the Trump-aligned voters she needs to win a tough reelection.
Netflix Raising Prices Yet Again: Price Hike Hits As Economy Rebounds
Netflix's most popular plan, the standard subscription, will now cost $14 per month.
Council review finds massive disparities in NYC employee pay: study
Mayor de Blasio likes to claim that he's building the fairest big city in America — but tell that to his workforce!
Bob Dylan wrote 'Lay Lady Lay' for Barbra Streisand, he revealed in a just-released 1971 interview
For decades, the song was thought to have been written for the 1969 film "Midnight Cowboy." But in recently released transcripts from 1971, Dylan said the song was written for Barbra Streisand.
'The West Wing' reunites to get out the vote
Stars of "The West Wing" Richard Schiff and Dulé Hill talk about why the cast reunited to encourage voter turnout in 2020.
Philadelphia stores beg thieves to leave them alone after third night of looting
Philadelphia businesses put up signs begging for looters to leave them alone as thieves ran rampant for the third night amid unrest over the police shooting death of a 27-year-old black man.
Carnegie Hall Cancelling Season Up to Early April 2021
Like many other venues, the historic concert hall announced that it wouldn't begin shows until after April 2021 at least.
Long Island 'Superspreader Events' Threaten To Undo Its Success At Controlling Virus
"Between this wedding and this birthday party, there are 56 positive COVID-19 cases and nearly 300 under quarantine," said Suffolk County executive Steven Bellone.
'Montana values' could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate
Fighting to keep his Senate seat, Republican Steve Daines is locked in a close contest with his Democratic challenger, Gov. Steve Bullock.
'I Voted' stickers, ballot selfies, catwalks: These celebs are ready for the election
Lizzo, Jennifer Aniston, America Ferrera and other stars are showing off their civic pride with "I Voted" stickers, ballot selfies and runway walks.
'Songbird' a Pandemic Themed Film Is Raising Eyebrows: 'This Is a Bad Idea'
"Didn't we all specifically say at the start of this pandemic we definitely didn't want any Covid themed film/television in the future?" one user asked.
‘Pure racism’: Black man booted from Atlanta sushi restaurant over sneakers
A black customer at a sushi restaurant in Atlanta says racist employees kicked him out for wearing sneakers — while allowing a white woman in tennis shoes to stay. The unnamed man was asked to leave Umi Sushi on Friday because his white Nikes violated the restaurant’s dress code policy, heated footage shows. But as...
Harrowing video shows beaver busting through frozen pond
A bodacious beaver broke the ice — and then the internet.
You can get incredible deals on Instant Pots right now ahead of Black Friday 2020
The Black Friday 2020 deals keep on coming, with huge savings on top Instant Pot models—get the details.
Dr. Fauci warns US may not return to ‘normalcy’ until 2022
The earliest doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will likely be rolled out for first responders in late December — but we’ll be stuck with mask wearing, social distancing, and tough restrictions on businesses, theaters and arenas throughout next year, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Thursday. “I can forsee that even with a really good vaccine, that...
Still Processing Podcast: 'Waiter, There’s a Fly in Our Bubble'
Do we have enough bread crumbs to get to the truth?
USC basketball will open Pac-12 schedule against Stanford on Dec. 13
An adjusted Pac-12 basketball schedule was announced Thursday, with two USC games affected.
Official: There's an electrified Ram pickup in the works
Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley says an electrified Ram pickup is in the works. More details on the battery-powered truck will be revealed in "a little while."
Florida school board to decide whether to revoke vote for principal fired over Holocaust remarks
A Florida public school board will decide Monday whether to rescind its vote on reinstating a former high school principal who was fired last year for telling a parent he “could not state that the Holocaust was a historical fact.”
How the Oklahoma ice storm helped strengthen Hurricane Zeta beyond expectations
A satellite image shows how the California wildfires, the Oklahoma ice storm, and Hurricane Zeta’s ferocity were interconnected.
The pastor thought Trump was 'evil.' So he quit his conservative church
Keith Mannes, is among conservative pastors to recently take a stand against the president, whom he believes goes against the teachings of Christianity.
Our favorite gifts from the Amazon Canada holiday gift guide
There's always a good reason to buy a heartfelt holiday gift for someone special. This year, especially, we all need to embrace any opportunity to celebrate and treat our loved ones and friends with a token of our appreciation and to spread good tidings all season long.
You can rent this entire mountain for $100 a night
Forget private islands — now you rent out an entire private mountain for yourself. As part of a special one-time listing, vacation-rental company Vrbo is offering outdoor adventure seekers the opportunity to book a brand-new five-bedroom ski chalet in Beaver, Utah — along with the entire ski resort and mountain that surrounds the property. The...
Falcons vs. Panthers prediction, line: Take the Over — with one caveat
This week’s “Thursday Night Football” offering of the Falcons visiting the Panthers is only slightly more appealing than last week’s Giants-Eagles game, but we can still make money if we bet smart. Like last week, when we cashed on the Under 43.5 (though we had to sweat it out with the Eagles’ late 2-point conversion),...
'It's pretty scary': Businesses are boarding up in anticipation of post-election violence
In Washington, D.C., large swaths of the downtown area near the White House resembled a coastal community girding for a powerful hurricane.
Atlanta sushi restaurant owner apologizes after Black couple denied service over sneakers
A Black couple was denied service at an Atlanta restaurant because the man was wearing sneakers. A white patron appeared to be wearing them, too.
E-cigarette maker Juul slashes valuation to $10 billion
Juul Labs has cut its valuation to about $10 billion from $12 billion at the end of last year, according to a company memo seen by Reuters on Thursday, as the once red-hot e-cigarette maker fizzles in a tumultuous period for the industry. Juul was valued at $38 billion in December 2018, when Marlboro maker...
Diets high in sugar bad for gut health, study suggests
A high-sugar diet is bad for gut health, possibly increasing the risk of colitis, a study concluded.
Danny Seo snaps up digital shelter site Rue, plans new quarterly mag
Rue, a cutting-edge digital design and shelter publisher, has been snapped up by Danny Seo Media Ventures — and there are plans to launch a new print magazine. The previously undisclosed bet on print — which comes despite widespread carnage across the print publishing world — calls for a quarterly version of Rue to hit...
Trump Is the Ultimate Corrupt Washington Politician | Opinion
President Donald Trump ran on a promise to "drain the swamp." But in a few short years, he has come to embody it.
Four men charged for burning police vehicles
The US Attorney in Philadelphia has charged four men for allegedly setting fire to police vehicles in May during protests. They face a minimum of seven years in prison if convicted. (Oct. 29)
LeAnn Rimes bares all in post embracing her psoriasis: ‘This is my time to be honest’
For World Psoriasis Day, LeAnn Rimes is speaking out.
Springsteen criticizes Trump's "nightmare" presidency
"It is time for an exorcism in our nation's capital," Springsteen said on his radio show. "In just a few days, we'll be throwing the bums out."
French MEP: Radical Islamists a 'global cancer'
Nathalie Loiseau tells Amanpour about the terrorist attack in the French city of Nice and talks of a "moment of truth" with Turkish President Erdogan.
Comfortably Smug, Josh Holmes on why 'Ruthless' is like no other conservative podcast
The world of conservative podcasts just got a little more "ruthless."
Protester who allegedly assaulted NYPD cop arraigned, released without bail
Claire Haviland, 22, was among 29 protesters who were arrested Tuesday night as rowdy demonstrations erupted in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana Report Single-Day Record COVID Cases With 5 Days Till Election
The three states that saw record one-day increases in cases include Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.
Trump administration sued by civil rights groups over executive order restricting diversity training
Civil rights groups filed suit challenging Trump's order restricting government contractors and federal agencies from offering diversity training.
Dodgers postpone World Series celebration due to coronavirus pandemic, team announces
First, the Los Angeles Lakers claimed the 2020 NBA title. Then, the Los Angeles Dodgers won their first World Series championship since 1988.
Housing Market Continues to Improve Despite Pandemic as Buyers Take Advantage of Low Mortgage Rates
Residential real estate sales continue to climb, but the market split between high- and low-income workers persists, underscoring the uneven recovery following the economic shutdown intended to curb spread of the coronavirus.
Netflix raising prices on most popular streaming plan to $13.99, premium to $17.99
The most popular Netflix plan, which lets subscribers watch in high-def on two screens at the same time, has increased by $1 to $13.99.
“If They Need Me to Drive 90 Miles to Pick Up Their Ballot, I’ll Do It”: How Indigenous Activists in Montana Are Helping Voters.
"We’re putting our lives on the line out there to ensure that the native vote is heard."
Daily coronavirus caseload surpasses 2,000 in D.C. region as infection rates continue to rise
The average is the highest in the region since Aug. 8 and mirrors a national increase.
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are married
"Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones."
CSUN names new president, Erika Beck, credited with raising graduation rates
Erika Beck, president of Cal State Channel Islands, becomes president of Cal State Northridge, among the system's largest campuses.