Instead of mass prayers and family gatherings, millions of Moroccan Muslims celebrated Eid Al-Fitr indoors because of their country’s newly extended coronavirus lockdown
The universe is a truly huge place and, certainly, our planet isn’t the only one with living things on it, right? It’s tough to say for sure, but here are three reasons that we, in fact, could be all alone.
The slaying of Ahmaud Arbery is being probed as a federal hate crime, the attorney for Arbery's family tells CNN . S. Lee Merritt says he met with the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia and was told of the development, but there has been no official confirmation....
Authorities warned people heading to beaches, parks or barbecues over the holiday weekend to heed social-distancing rules to avoid a COVID-19 resurgence. Officials admit, enforcing those rules isn't easy. (May 26)
1. He could live off of an annual salary of $1. 2. Since 2012, Zuckerberg has added an average of $9 billion to his net worth. 3. In 2018, he earned roughly $1.7 million an hour. 4. In less than two minutes, Zuckerberg makes what a full-time median U.S. worker earns a year, $48,328. 5. Zuckerberg’s net worth is greater than the GDP of Jordan, Nicaragua and Barbados, combined.
Hong Kong’s leader says national security legislation proposed by China’s legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory’s civil rights, despite widespread criticism of the move as an encroachment on freedom of speech and assembly
This Day in History: 'Star Wars' Opens May 25, 1977 The first installment of George Lucas' saga "in a galaxy far, far away," premiered in the U.S. on Memorial Day weekend. Cinema would be forever marked by the premiere, described as an "earthquake" by Princess Leia star, Carrie Fisher. Months before the release, Lucas and 20th Century Fox co-ordinated an extensive marketing push. The anticipation for the film led to long lines, sold out showings and, ultimately, a pop culture phenomenon. Actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher became overnight stars and fan obsessions. Now under the helm of Disney, new 'Star Wars' films and streaming shows are scheduled well into the 2020s.
1. Developmental toys can keep babies busy but also help them learn. 2. Create an activity center to give the baby a lot of options. 3. Sit them down to watch an educational show. 4. Read them some books. 5. Go on a run or walk with your children.
A young brother and sister are missing and their mother has been arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police initially said Miracle Crook, 3, and her brother Tony Crook, 2, had last been seen by a family member on Thursday, and that they were reported missing Friday, KOCO reports. The siblings were...
Trump Gives WHO 30 Day Ultimatum, Threatens to Permanently Cut US Funding President Donald Trump posted his letter to the WHO in a Monday night tweet. He threatened to pull the U.S. out of the World Health Organization (WHO) within 30 days, unless it will "commit to major substantive improvements." Trump had already enacted a 60-day suspension of U.S. payments to the body. The U.S. commits $400 million to the WHO, annually. In his letter, Trump accused the WHO director general of not being harsh enough on China, where the coronavirus is thought to have started. Donald Trump, Twitter Donald Trump, Twitter Earlier on Monday, China pledged $2 billion to the WHO. The nation responded to Trump's late night tweet, accusing him of using the country as an excuse to break U.S. financial obligations. Zhao Lijian, Foreign Ministry
Manaus is one of Brazil's hardest-hit cities. The country has more than 23,000 virus deaths. But due to insufficient testing many are quick to rule out the possibility that COVID-19 claimed their loved ones, meaning the toll is a vast undercount. (May 26)
Ten people were killed over the holiday weekend in Chicago, making it the Windy City's deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, ABC 7 reports. At least 31 others have been injured in shootings in the city since Friday night. Three of those shot were teenagers, one fatally. The Chicago Tribune...
Gov. Roy Cooper recently said decisions on whether to allow large gatherings in North Carolina will be based on health experts and data, not politics.
Over a period of three hours Saturday, five US Postal Service mail carriers were shot with paintballs in what police are calling a series of attacks carried out by two men. The USPS' law enforcement division is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the paintball gunmen, Fox...
Highlights of this day in history: Allied troops begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France; President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial ends with his acquittal; Actor John Wayne; Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie marry. (May 26)
A global survey showed that almost a third of gay and bisexual men feel vulnerable at home during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the HuffPost, 30 percent of almost 3,500 respondents feel physically and emotionally unsafe. A senior health innovation strategist at Hornet said many of these people have unsupportive families. The coronavirus pandemic has kept people in unsafe environments at home. Lockdowns have affected many people, with 72 percent experiencing anxiety and 24 percecnt feeling lonely.
Netflix Plans to Get Rid of Inactive Subscribers According to Gizmodo, Netflix will send out email alerts and in-app notifications to users who haven't streamed anything in over a year since signing up. Those who have been inactive for the past two years will get a notice as well. If the user doesn't respond, their membership will be canceled. Netflix, via TechCrunch According to TechCrunch, Netflix says these "zombie accounts" represent less than one percent of its total base. If an account is canceled, the streaming company says it will give people 10 months to rejoin. Doing so within that grace period will allow users to gain back their data, viewing preferences and account details. Netflix's Eddy Wu, via Gizmodo As of April 2020, Netflix says it has almost 183 million total subscriptions.
Without enough data, doctors aren’t sure what to advise people to do during the pandemic. Once someone is sick enough to go to the hospital they know the case fatality rate ranges from 0.3 to 3.5 percent. According to Business Insider, they are not sure how often people who get infected also get symptoms. They don’t have the data for this because there isn’t enough testing across asymptomatic people. In order to figure that out there would need to be antibody testing across the population.
The parents of the University of Connecticut senior wanted in two murders are urging him to give himself up. "You are loved," a lawyer for Peter Manfredonia's family said at a Monday night press conference, directly addressing the 23-year-old. "Your parents, your sisters, your entire family loves you. Nobody wants...
This tanker drops retardant to contain the Cottonwood Fire burning in Pinal County, Arizona, on May 23. At least 120 acres burned and 75 percent is contained.
US Men Are Less Likely to Wear Face Masks Because 'They're Not Cool,' Says Study The study was conducted by researchers from Middlesex University London and the Berkeley Mathematical Science Research Institute. According to the study, mandatory face coverings to mitigate the coronavirus “has a larger effect on men than on women.” Study Authors, via 'New York Post' The study also found that men are less likely than women to believe they will be affected by COVID-19. Study Authors, via 'New York Post' Data published in the 'European Heart Journal' reveals that men are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than women. The Centers for Disease Control currently recommends that some form of face covering is worn by everyone in public. As of Friday afternoon, more than 1,427,000 people in the U.S. have contracted the coronavirus. Nearly 87,000 people in the U.S. have died.