China's defense budget shows Xi's priorities as economy tightens
When China announced a 6.6% increase in its military budget last week while cutting substantially in other areas, analysts said it made one thing clear: Beijing senses an increasing security threat and is giving the People's Liberation Army the military muscle to deal with it.
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How Steve Carell’s ‘Space Force’ crew stacks up to other planetary nomads
Let's do a little stargazing.
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Following the data now means ending the lockdowns
How we respond to the novel coronavirus should be based on emerging evidence about the danger posed by the virus — a reasonable road. Despite what many people hoped, COVID-19 is clearly worse than the seasonal flu. But despite what other people feared, it doesn’t seem to be nearly as lethal as the Spanish Flu...
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Federal judge orders new safety measures in OC jails, but denies inmate releases over coronavirus threat
Federal judge finds OC sheriff indifferent to jail coronavirus threat and sets new rules
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How accurate is 'Mrs. America's' take on Phyllis Schlafly's role in Reagan election?
What "Mrs. America" gets right and wrong about Bella Abzug's firing by Jimmy Carter and Phyllis Schlafly's hopes for a job in the Reagan administration.
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Tourists Are Flooding Into Alabama Beach Towns in Record Numbers
"It's been crazy."
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Why does Zoom exhaust you? Science has an answer
“Zoom fatigue” is way more than a byproduct of too many meetings -- Social scientists say it’s the result of the sudden mass adoption of technology that’s disrupting the normal, instinctual and finely-tuned way of communicating that developed to help humans survive.
Texas Voters Face Malicious Prosecutions After COVID-19 Absentee Ballot Ruling
On Wednesday, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that makes a Lone Star–size mess of the state’s law on absentee balloting.
Disney CEO wants you back in the parks, mask and all
With Disney World looking to reopen in mid-July, CEO Bob Chapek explains to CNN Business' Frank Pallotta why the mandatory use of face masks and social distancing won't spoil the fun.
London Calling: Calls grow for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's adviser to resign
Dominic Cummings, a senior adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is being accused of defying the U.K.'s nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Now, the public is calling on him to resign. CBS News contributor Simon Bates has more on the situation in this edition of "London Calling."
How hotels overseas are handling reopening amid the pandemic
Say goodbye to the breakfast buffet.
Silicon Valley gets behind Joe Biden to create digital path to White House, report says
Silicon Valley’s Democratic tech billionaires are getting behind former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential run to help pave a digital path to victory in November, according to a report on Wednesday. The moguls are planning on spending millions on efforts not only to blunt President Trump campaign’s lead in technology but also to fund political...
Lawmakers pass coronavirus-related bills during remote session in Albany
ALBANY — State lawmakers passed a package of COVID-19 related bills Wednesday that extended the Child Victims Act, reversed an old law banning public mask wearing and banned price gouging of medical supplies. The 63-member state Senate and 150-member Assembly chambers, normally packed with pols and staff, were eerily empty as pols voted remotely from...
Dem NM governor reportedly violated coronavirus order, kept business open so she could buy jewelry
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham reportedly made a purchase from a retail jewelry store last month, at the same time she ordered many industries to temporarily close following her statewide public health order.
A farmer plucking oysters from a crowded beach plays a needed role during the coronavirus pandemic
Crunch! Ding! Click! The sound of the oyster farming needed to feed people through the pandemic.
U.S. bill to pressure China over Uighur rights goes to Trump for decision
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims, sending the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump to veto or sign into law.
Richard Carranza is obsessed with destroying good schools
As New York City emerges from the viral trauma of the last few months, one would imagine our Schools Chancellor Richard Carranaza would be hard at work figuring out how to revive the education system come September. Instead, Carranza remains ­intent on making the good schools bad — and doing nothing to help the failing...
Asian shares set to sag on U.S.-China woes
Asian shares are likely to dip on Thursday after remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Hong Kong no longer warranted special treatment under U.S. law reignited worries about worsening relations with Beijing.
Texas bar owner bans customers from wearing coronavirus masks inside
A Texas tavern said this week that it will not serve customers who wear coronavirus protective face masks, according to a report.
MLB risks losing biggest stars if owners get their way
What if MLB gets what it wants — players to forego a significant part of their salaries for 2020 — and then a group of players does not show up? That would be victory turning to defeat quickly for the owners, especially if these are star players and particularly since it could spark another round...
What's on TV Thursday: Season finale of 'Siren'; coronavirus
What's on TV Thursday, May 28: The season finale of 'Siren' ; coronavirus
Apple wins Scorsese, DiCaprio and De Niro drama ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’
The tug of war over one of the highest profile films in Hollywood is about over.
'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Release Time, Cast, Trailer, Plot: All You Need to Know About the Final Season
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will start airing its seventh and final season on ABC this May, and one cast member has teased a plot that sees some surprise appearances on the Marvel show.
Pressure is on Adam Gase to bring Jets back to playoffs
Part 12 in a series analyzing the New York Jets Adam Gase’s first year with the Jets was a strange one. It began with a bizarre press conference, included the general manager who hired him getting fired and then a 1-7 start to the season followed by a 6-2 finish. Along the way, Gase became...
Lady Gaga delivers upcoming album 'Chromatica' to retailers herself
Lady Gaga is taking matters into her own hands.
Clyde Drexler fires back at Michael Jordan after disrespect in 'The Last Dance'
Portland Trail Blazers’ great Clyde Drexler was one of Michael Jordan’s longtime rivals during their playing days, and it was showcased during “The Last Dance” documentary.
NBA and players union are drafting a plan so family members can stay within 'bubble' with players, per report
As the NBA continues to explore options for the season's return, including playing the rest of the season in a closed environment, news reports say family members may be allowed in.
Former players union head suggests this compromise to start baseball season
Sports Pulse: Charles Grantham on how the players and owners could come together
New York’s no-bail laws claim another horrific victim
She’s in a vegetative state and expected to die in days after a brutal assault and rape — and she’s another victim of the state’s demented bail “reforms”: Her alleged attacker was released twice without bail after arraignment on two prior assaults this year. Frankie Harris, 38, was charged this week with rape, strangulation and...
The Normal Heart Was Addressed to a Specific Crisis. But Its Insights About Anger and Love Are Timeless.
Larry Kramer’s great play has more to say to our moment than you might expect.