South Korea has declared the southeast city of Daegu and the surrounding region as a “special management zone” after a surge in virus cases that city officials say threaten to overwhelm the region’s health system
An assistant economics professor at Iowa's Simpson College canceled her classes for what she called a "personal issue." Three days later, she was arrested for the alleged murder of her husband, the Des Moines Register reports. Gowun Park emailed students Sunday to cancel the upcoming week of classes and postpone...
Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich maintained his innocence a day after President Donald Trump commuted his sentence for political corruption. He also pondered his future and potential job prospects. (Feb. 20)
President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone has been sentenced to serve three years and four months in prison. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone's lies to lawmakers posed a threat to American democracy. After the veteran Republican operative was sentenced in Washington, DC, Trump indicated he has no immediate plans to pardon Stone. According to Reuters, Trump said he would let the legal process play out, while adding that “at some point I’ll make a determination.
USC to Offer Free Tuition to Students From Families Who Make Under $80,000 The University of Southern California announced it will soon phase in free tuition for select students. USC President Carol L. Folt announced that students from families that earn less than $80,000 annually will be eligible for free tuition. Home ownership will not be used to determine a student's financial need. The changes will reportedly be implemented with first-year students in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021. Once the policy is in full effect, it is estimated that around 4,000 students will be affected by the change in tuition costs. According to Folt's statement, the move will increase USC's undergraduate aid by more than $30 million annually.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors weighing rape and sexual assault charges against former movie producer Harvey Weinstein began their third day of deliberations in criminal court in Manhattan on Thursday. Weinstein, whose films include “The English Patient” and “Shakespeare in Love,” has denied the allegations and said any sexual encounters were consensual. Jurors on Wednesday reviewed parts of Haleyi’s testimony, as well as emails between her and Weinstein and emails from Weinstein mentioning her.
A national security aide who's been rumored to be the author of a tell-all book about President Trump's White House is being moved out of it. Victoria Coates will begin her new job as a senior adviser for the Department of Energy on Monday, Reuters reports. White House officials said...
Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's Grey Matter, Study Says The new study was published in the journal, 'Addictive Behaviors.' Grey matter controls a variety of important functions including speech, sight, hearing and memory. According to the study, when one can't put down their phone, the size and shape of their grey matter is affected. Other reports have said that drug use is also associated with changes in grey matter. Per day, Americans spend an average of about four hours on their devices. This is according to a survey conducted last year by software company RescueTime. Researchers, via study
Consumer Reports has driven the best, safest, and coolest new cars on the market, with the latest gadgets and features, so you don't have to. It's also tested them and crunched owner surveys and other data. And the results are in . Toyota dominated the annual top 10, claiming four spots...
Elizabeth Warren has added campaign stops in Nevada and her team saw its fundraising surge following a debate where she went aggressively after her top Democratic presidential rivals, finally demonstrating an urgency her presidential bid may well depend on
Former GOP congressman Dana Rohrabacher tells Yahoo News in a new interview that, yes, he did talk to Julian Assange about getting the WikiLeaks founder a presidential pardon if Assange said that Russia was not responsible for the DNC email leak . However, he says he never actually spoke to President...
Rice is a staple element in the Nigerian diet. In fact, Nigeria is the No. 1 consumer of rice in all of Africa. But according to Business Insider, Nigerian farmers are worrying rice may become unaffordable for most of their countrymen. Nigeria's economy has relied on oil for decades, but after prices fell, the government started investing in rice. In August, Nigeria closed its borders to land imports. It was an effort to boost domestic rice production.
A former police dispatcher in Alaska has filed a lawsuit alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department failed to investigate her report of sexual assault
13 Ways to Pamper Your Pet Show your furry friends a little TLC with these 13 ways to spoil your pet. 1. Make Homemade Treats: You can bake them or find high-quality treats at the pet store. 2. Schedule a Spa Day: A good grooming can leave your furry friend looking and feeling amazing. 3. Plan a Luxury Vacation: Instead of leaving them at home, send them to a pet resort when you have to go on a trip. 4. Spring for Doggie Daycare: Daycare is a great way for your pet to play, train and go on walks. 5. Get a Dog Walker: While you’re working, a dog walker can help your pet get exercise and companionship. 6. Schedule Regular Checkups: Keep your pet healthy and happy with annual visits to the vet. 7. Go for Glamour Shots: Spoil your pet with attention through a photoshoot. 8. Build a Backyard Paradise: Your pet will love having a space of their own to roam free. 9. Get a Cozy Bed: Let your pet sleep in style with a bed that makes napping even better. 10. Schedule a Soothing Massage: A massage is the perfect way to help your pet relax. 11. Plan Activities: Try planning an afternoon each week where you do what your pet loves. 12. Give Lots of Praise and Petting: Show your pets you care and praise them for good behavior. 13. Make Time for One-on-One Play Time: There is no better way to pamper your pet than with the attention they love and crave.
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign said the Democratic presidential contender would sell his company if elected. Bloomberg mentioned selling Bloomberg LP, his financial information company, in the past. Analysts at Burton-Taylor International Consulting estimate the firm generated over $10 billion in revenue in 2019. Since entering the race for the Democratic nomination, Bloomberg’s numbers have grown in the polls. According to Reuters, he will appear in his first debate of the election cycle in Las Vegas.
Three years, four months. That was the sentence imposed on Roger Stone Thursday by a federal judge. Whether the longtime Trump ally will spend even a minute in prison, however, remains up in the air. Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence in the politically charged case, though the...
Trump Reportedly Offered Assange a Pardon to Deny Russian Hack of DNC Emails The revelation was made on Wednesday at Westminster magistrates court in London by Julian Assange's lawyer. The evidence presented alleges former U.S. congressman Dana Rohrabacher visited Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange spent several years living in the embassy under asylum, avoiding numerous charges against him. Rohrabacher allegedly told Assange "on instructions from the president, he was offering a pardon or some other way out..." "...if Mr. Assange…said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC [Democratic National Committee] leaks." The evidence was ruled admissible by the London District Judge. Published on WikiLeaks, the hacked DNC emails are thought to have caused significant damage to Hilary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. A White House spokeswoman responded to news of the claim. Stephanie Grisham, W.H., via 'The Guardian' According to 'The Guardian,' Trump invited Rohrabacher to the White House in Sep. of 2017. The WikiLeaks founder is set to begin trial next week in an attempt to block his extradition to the U.S. Assange faces 18 U.S. charges, including conspiracy. If convicted, he could receive a sentence of up to 175 years in prison.