The nation’s largest county is on the brink of a stay-home order just days before Thanksgiving after a coronavirus surge surpassed a level set by Los Angeles County public health officials to trigger one
Elon Musk is now the second-richest person in the world. The Tesla and SpaceX founder has, for the first time, surpassed Bill Gates' net worth of $127.7 billion, Bloomberg reports. Musk, 49, is now worth $127.9 billion, after the latest surge in Tesla's share price; his net worth...
Highlights of this day in history: Jack Ruby fatally shoots Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas; Charles Darwin publishes theory of evolution; Hijacker known as D.B. Cooper parachutes out of plane with ransom money; Queen's Freddie Mercury dies. (Nov. 24)
While President Donald Trump sends his lawyers hither-and-yon to try to overturn the election, President-elect Joe Biden has been busy filling Cabinet slots. HuffPost reports Biden named John Kerry on Monday as his special envoy on climate. He's tasked the former secretary of state with steering a 180-degree turn in US diplomacy on the issue. Kerry will also be advising the incoming Biden administration on the security challenges a warming planet poses. America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is. Kerry will represent the US at a moment that scholars increasingly see as a period of American imperial decline amid unprecedented planetary changes.
Philippine officials say about 60 million Filipinos are being targeted for vaccination against the coronavirus next year at a cost of more than 73 billion pesos ($1.4 billion) to develop considerable immunity among a majority of Filipinos
Pope Francis Meets With NBA Players at the Vatican. According to ESPN, Sterling Brown, Kyle Korver, Jonathan Isaac, Anthony Tolliver and Marco Belinelli met with the pope on Monday. Pope Francis reportedly set up the meeting to discuss social justice initiatives. He issued a statement over the summer in response to unrest following the shooting and killing of unarmed Black citizens, . such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, at the hands of police. My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life, Pope Francis, via statement. Several NBA players and teams took a stand in joining the Black Lives Matter movement. The meeting was reportedly in reference to what the NBA intends to do moving forward
(CNN)Following the death of longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek earlier this month, the quiz show has now announced it will resume production, with a new interim host in the meantime. announced Monday that Ken Jennings, who holds the all-time records for most consecutive games won at 74, will be the first interim guest host for the show, which plans on resuming production on November 30. By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers," said "Jeopardy!"
After it somehow fell to a nationally pressured appointee of President Trump to effectively declare the winner of the presidential election, Emily Murphy explained her delayed decision in personal terms. "I have always strived to do what is right," the GSA boss told President-elect Joe Biden on Monday in a...
Search and rescue efforts continued in the Sula Valley, which includes cities such as San Pedro Sula, Choloma and Puerto Cortés, on Nov. 23 as the Fire Department of Honduras handled flooding in the area for the fourth time.
'Almost All' Coronavirus Vaccines , Will Be Effective by February, , Bill Gates Says. The Microsoft co-founder made the comments during a CNN interview on Sunday. . In addition to two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that have recently made headlines for their apparent trial successes, . Gates is also optimistic about several other vaccines in the works from companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. Almost all the vaccines will work and with very high efficacy levels, Bill Gates, via CNET. I'm optimistic that by February it's very likely that they'll all prove very efficacious and safe, Bill Gates, via CNET. However, Gates specified that "we should be very worried about the next six months.". He stated that he thinks that the daily death toll in the U.S. will likely exceed 2,000 for most of this year's winter. Gates reiterated the need for social distancing and for wearing masks until the virus is under control
Taiwan’s president has inaugurated the production of domestically made submarines in the southern city of Kaohsiung, in a step forward for the island’s defense strategy at a time of elevated tensions with China
Despite warnings from public health officials to stay home for Thanksgiving, millions of Americans are heading to the nation's airports before the holiday, many of them unwilling to miss out on seeing family and convinced they can do it safely. (Nov. 23)
Qantas has become the first major airline to confirm that it won't be allowing unvaccinated passengers on board after coronavirus vaccines become widely available. Alan Joyce, the Australian airline's chief executive, says vaccines will be a "necessity" for international travelers when air travel starts to return to normal, the Financial...
Kansas enacted a mandate on July 3 that masks had to be worn while in public places. There was opposition , and, as allowed by state law, 81 counties chose to not participate. The other 24 counties, comprising most of the population, opted in. Since the rollout, the Centers for Disease...
Jennifer Lopez Is Accused of Copying Beyoncé at the AMAs. Lopez performed with Maluma at the American Music Awards on Nov. 22. Fans immediately took to social media to point out similarities to Beyoncé's 2014 Grammys performance of "Drunk In Love.". Many thought Lopez's outfit, hair, chair dancing and lighting were too familiar to ignore. Others defended Lopez, saying Beyoncé has been accused of producing work similar to other artists over the years. Most recently, Queen Bey's music videos for "The Lion King: The Gift" were called into question. Many people thought they bore a strong resemblance to Petite Noir's visual album, 'La Maison Noir: The Gift and the Curse.'
(CNN)The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN. The letter is the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge President Donald Trump's defeat, more than two weeks after Biden was declared the winner in the election. The move will allow the transition to officially begin, permitting current administration agency officials to coordinate with the incoming Biden team, and providing millions in government funding for the transition.
After listening to three hours' worth of public comment and receiving a recommendation from the state Bureau of Elections to approve, a Michigan board voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Nov. 3 victory in the state. One Republican member voted with the two Democrats to confirm the certified results from...
AstraZeneca, 3rd Major COVID-19 Vaccine, Shown to Be Effective and Cheaper. On Monday, the drugmaker announced the "exciting results" based on an analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil. Because the vaccine can be stored at fridge temperatures, it can be distributed around the world using the normal immunization distribution system. , Dr. Andrew Pollard, chief investigator for the trial, via news release. And so our goal … to make sure that we have a vaccine that was accessible everywhere, I think we’ve actually managed to do that, Dr. Andrew Pollard, chief investigator for the trial, via news release. The vaccine, which was developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca, . was found to be 90% effective in one of the tested dosing regimens. Pfizer and Moderna each reported earlier this month that their vaccines were about 95% effective. Another benefit of the AstraZeneca vaccine is that it is cheaper than the other drugmakers' vaccines. Pfizer's costs about $20 per dose, and Moderna's costs about $15 to $25 per dose. . AstraZeneca's vaccine, which has also seen high success rates in the elderly, costs about $2.50 per dose
Jared Goff threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns, and Matt Gay kicked a 40-yard field goal with 2:36 remaining to give the Los Angeles Rams a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo and museums have closed once again amid a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the Washington D.C. area. (November 23)