unread news
unread news
Oil and energy stocks are getting crushed by coronavirus fears
The spread of the coronavirus around the world is sending shockwaves through an oil market ill-prepared for a serious blow to energy demand.
Scientists find first "animal" that doesn't need oxygen to live
The discovery expands the definition of what an "animal" can be, researchers say.
Trump campaign’s plan to woo black voters: Retail stores
The centers will distribute pamphlets and sell merchandise, including hats and sweatshirts embroidered with the word “woke.”
CDC says to prepare for the coronavirus. How?
"We should plan as if a big storm was coming," said CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus.
Jets need Sam Darnold to ‘step the F up’
INDIANAPOLIS – Sam Darnold was Joe Burrow two years ago. In 2018, Darnold was the quarterback at the NFL Scouting Combine everyone believed would be the No. 1 pick. Instead, the Browns chose Baker Mayfield with the top pick in 2018 and Darnold was available for the Jets to snag with the No. 3 pick....
Ann Coulter: Harpooning the Toxic Whale
You might not have heard -- because Trump is still president, so MSNBC and CNN were required to give hair-on-fire coverage of some mundane action he’s taken this week -- but on Monday, Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and a criminal sexual act.
Ariel Winter debuts new red hair after ‘Modern Family’ wraps
That's one red-hot Winter.
Justice Department creates section dedicated to denaturalization cases
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it's dedicating a section of its workforce to review denaturalization cases -- a move that's likely to worry immigrant advocates who've expressed concern about the administration stripping citizenship from Americans.
Cops save suicidal teen who tried to dive out a 10th-floor window: video
Quick-acting cops saved an armed, suicidal 19-year-old man who tried to dive out of a 10th-floor window on the Upper West Side — in a dramatic encounter captured on body-worn cameras. The teen’s mother called 911 on Feb. 18  just after 9 p.m. scared her son might hurt himself, but when cops arrived at the...
Princess Anne’s friend had guns seized days before shooting his wife
John Zurick, 67, killed wife Debbie Zurick, 56, on Saturday when she came back to collect her possessions after leaving him for a new life in Ireland with a mutual friend, according to The Times of London.
Analysis: Trump's war on truth takes a dangerous turn as he attacks the media's coronavirus coverage
Since the dawn of the Trump presidency, countless experts have warned that the president's lack of credibility would imperil the country in the event of an emergency.
Scotland could soon end “period poverty”
Tampax tampons on a drugstore shelf in New York on February 10, 2016. | Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images Scotland’s Parliament has passed a bill to provide free menstrual products to everyone who needs them. Scotland has taken a big step toward becoming the first country in the world to end “period poverty”— the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products like pads and tampons due to financial hardship. The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday approved legislation that would make pads and tampons freely available to all who need them at designated public places such as community centers, youth clubs, and pharmacies, according to Reuters. The bill passed with 112 votes in favor and one abstainer, and will now enter the second phase during which legislators can propose amendments to the bill. This follows Scotland’s 2018 decision to make sanitary products free to all students in schools, colleges, and universities in the country, according to the Guardian. It was the first nation to do that, too. The bill was first put forward by Scottish Labour Party politician Monica Lennon in 2017. Speaking during the debate in Parliament this week, Lennon said passing the bill would be a “milestone moment for normalizing menstruation in Scotland and sending out that real signal to people in this country about how seriously parliament takes gender equality.” The program would cost an estimated $31.2 million annually, according to Reuters. Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, where sanitary products are currently taxed at 5 percent, Reuters reports, in accordance with European Union tax rates. Period poverty and menstruation stigma in the United Kingdom means that 10 percent of girls are unable to afford sanitary products, according to a study by Plan International, an independent development and humanitarian organization. According to UN Dispatch, 800 million people menstruate every day. Menstrual hygiene is seen by many as a basic human right, but sanitary products catering to people who menstruate are often treated as luxury items. Period poverty subjects many to physical health risks such as reproductive and urinary tract infections. Besides the health risks, period poverty means that those who menstruate cannot reach their full potential as the lack of sanitary products hinders them from living their day-to-day lives. This can include tasks as basic as going to school. Period poverty isn’t just reserved for developing countries. In some countries, it’s a matter of the taboo that surrounds menstrual hygiene. In other countries, it’s a matter of unaffordability. Details of how the Scottish government plans on implementing this bill are yet to be determined, but even this first step is a positive sign for people in Scotland who suffer from period poverty.
Court Says You Don’t Have a First Amendment Right to Make Money Off YouTube
Bad news for fans of PragerU videos like “The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians.”
Poll: Bernie Sanders Dominating in California Ahead of Super Tuesday
All signs are pointing to a strong win for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the Super Tuesday state of California, according to a Change Research/KQED Poll released Wednesday.
Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel
The campaign accused the Times of harboring “extreme bias against and animosity."
Google defeats conservative nonprofit's YouTube censorship appeal
Google persuaded a federal appeals court on Wednesday to reject claims that YouTube illegally censors conservative content.
Utility to pay $53M for blasts that damaged homes, killed 1
BOSTON — A utility company will pay the largest criminal fine ever imposed for breaking a federal pipeline safety law — $53 million — and plead guilty to causing a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes, federal officials said Wednesday. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has...
Roughly One-Third Democrat Delegates Up For Grabs on Super Tuesday
Democrat presidential hopefuls have one more hurdle to overcome, Saturday's primary in South Carolina, before Super Tuesday, when 14 states will vote and dole out roughly one-third of the party's pledged delegates.
Trump campaign files libel lawsuit against The New York Times over 2019 opinion piece on Russia
President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign on Wednesday escalated its feud with the news media to new heights, filing a libel lawsuit against The New York Times in which it alleged the newspaper "knowingly published false and defamatory statements" in a March 2019 opinion piece.
Dermot Mulroney shops for new Manhattan apartment
The actor of "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Young Guns" fame and his wife looked at new condo development 515 W. 29th St. in Chelsea, where units start from $4.25 million.
Trump sues New York Times for libel over Russia 'conspiracy' op-ed
The Trump campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against what it called the "extremely biased" New York Times, saying the paper's March 27, 2019 op-ed titled “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo" amounted to a knowingly false smear intended to "improperly influence the presidential election in November 2020."
Mexican port denies cruise ship permission to dock over coronavirus fears
Mexican port authorities on Wednesday revoked permission for cruise ship MSC Meraviglia to disembark on the island of Cozumel over coronavirus fears, a port official said, after Jamaican and Grand Cayman authorities also said it could not stop.
Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till
Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.
Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel
President Trump’s reelection campaign filed a lawsuit against the New York Times on Wednesday charging that a column it published in 2019 libeled the president when it said his 2016 campaign was working with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton. The lawsuit says the column, published on March 27, 2019, falsely stated the “campaign had an...
The best defense against coronavirus
Dr. Colleen Kraft of Emory University writes that washing hands and protecting medical workers are our best chance to keep the coronavirus epidemic from spreading further.
California gas prices might rise due to Carson oil refinery fire
California motorists may see gas prices rise modestly as a result of the fire at a refinery in Carson on Tuesday night.
Giancarlo Stanton is latest Yankees star to suffer injury
The Yankees injury hits keep on coming. Now, the AL East favorites will likely be without slugger Giancarlo Stanton to open the season after he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 right calf strain that he suffered working out on Tuesday. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters the $325 million outfielder “will be down a bit.”...
Kate Upton heats up Instagram with bikini photos: 'Enjoying some vitamin sea'
Kate Upton is saying goodbye to winter.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 'Roma' star Yalitza Aparicio unite for domestic workers
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and "Roma" star Yalitza Aparicio celebrated each other on social media after meeting to discuss domestic workers' rights.
Condé Nast alum Lucy Danziger and gallerist husband James sell Park Ave. pad
Lucy Danziger, the former editor-in-chief of Self magazine, and her husband James Danziger have just sold their Upper East Side apartment for $2.69 million. It originally asked $3.29 million in 2018. After leaving Self in 2014, Lucy founded Hintd, an online shopping platform. And now, she’s heading The Beet, a recently launched plant-based food site...
83 people in Nassau County being monitored for possible coronavirus exposure
Dozens of Long Island residents are being monitored for potentially being exposed to the deadly coronavirus, health officials announced Wednesday. Eighty-three Nassau County residents have been asked to undergo a two-week voluntary quarantine from the date that they traveled to China or had contact with someone infected with the virus, news station WPVI reported. “We’re...
NCAA preparing for possible coronavirus impact on men's and women's basketball tournaments
The NCAA is preparing for the upcoming men's and women's basketball tournament amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak.
Stocks, oil fall as coronavirus fears grip markets
Stocks and oil prices resumed their fall on Wednesday after a local authority said over 80 people were being monitored for the novel coronavirus in New York State's Long Island, adding to concern over spread in Europe and the Middle East.
'Contagion' Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Posts Photo With Coronavirus Mask, Says 'I've Already Been In This Movie'
On Wednesday, Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo to Instagram suggesting that she was taking all precautions against the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, as she traveled to Paris wearing a face mask.
Kazuhisa Hashimoto, Creator Of Famous 'Konami Code' Gaming Cheat, Dies
Hashimoto, a programmer for video game company Konami, had said he created the code to help him test the game Gladius. The code later appeared as easter eggs in pop culture.
A Texas demolition company accidentally tore down the wrong house
A demolition company was hired to tear down a house last week in Dallas, Texas, but it mistakenly tore down a different home on the same street, according to CNN affiliate KTVT.
Bloomberg once said Social Security was the biggest Ponzi scheme and argued for cuts to entitlements
Mike Bloomberg has vowed as a Democratic candidate for president to "strengthen entitlement programs." But when he was mayor of New York City, Bloomberg twice compared Social Security to a "Ponzi scheme" and repeatedly said cuts to that program as well as Medicare and Medicaid had to be part of any serious solution to reducing the federal deficit.
Actress Erica Ash selling Harlem co-op owned by Thurgood Marshall
The two-bedroom unit on the market for $550,000 is at 409 Edgecombe Ave., known as Harlem's most exclusive address because it also housed jazz great Duke Ellington and famed painter Aaron Douglas.
Facebook to prohibit deceptive ads about coronavirus
Social media platform says it'll stop companies from touting so-called cures or preventions for the deadly disease.
'They brought batons inside the mosque': Victims recount Delhi's worst sectarian violence in decades
Abdul Samar was praying at a mosque in the northeast of India's capital on Tuesday evening when protesters stormed in brandishing weapons, attacking worshipers and setting the building ablaze.
A Hot Dog Is Not a Sandwich. A Burrito Is.
What, exactly, is a sandwich? And who decides? The answer is a whole lot more complicated than you might expect. Between government regulatory agencies and internet chat rooms, deciding whether a burrito or a hot dog checks the “sandwich” box depends a lot on who you ask.
Soundtrack City: How Nashville is awash in film, game scores
Nashville is earning a new reputation as Soundtrack City
Joy Behar says Rush Limbaugh needs to 'take a pill and keep quiet' after coronavirus comments
"The View" co-host Joy Behar appeared to mock radio host Rush Limbaugh's historic addiction to pain medication Wednesday, telling him to "take a pill."
Coronavirus concerns on New York's Long Island see 83 being monitored
Officials said the individuals being monitored weren't necessarily exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, but had recently traveled to areas with confirmed cases.
Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders' campaign surge
"We cannot show any division."
Loudmouth stranger shoves man onto subway tracks after he’s asked to quiet down
A stranger shoved a 64-year-old man onto the Union Square subway tracks Wednesday amid a dispute, NYPD officials said. The victim was standing on the platform at the station on 14th Street when he said something to another man about being too loud, police said. That’s when the man pushed him onto the tracks and...
CDC warns men about facial hair dangers as coronavirus spreads
Men may need to hack off their muttonchops, void their Van Dykes or pluck their ducktails if they plan on using a respirator, according to information from the CDC about how facial hair can interact with the devices. A graphic released by the agency shows the fashionable facial-hair-wearer which styles will conflict with potentially life-saving...
Police searching North Carolina pond for missing Tennessee toddler
A search is underway in a North Carolina pond for a 15-month-old toddler who has been missing since December, police confirmed Wednesday