Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act
President Trump has apparently said goodbye to hydroxychloroquine. Appearing on the Sinclair Broadcast Group program Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson , Trump said his regimen on the controversial drug is complete: "Finished, just finished," he said in the interview that aired Sunday, per USA Today . "And by the way, I'm still...
Highlights of this day in history: "Star Wars" --- the classic sci-fi movie written and directed by George Lucas --- premieres; Former Enron execs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are convicted of conspiracy and fraud; Comedian Jay Leno begins his run as host of N-B-C's "The Tonight Show . (May 25)
Amid the remote working boom, tech workers from the San Francisco Bay Area may be fleeing the area due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Business Insider, multiple surveys indicate city-dwellers may relocate to smaller, more affordable areas as work from home policies become the norm. Now, a new study places San Jose, California, as one of the best-positioned cities in the US to benefit from the post-pandemic future. San Jose is far less dense, with only 5,300 residents per square mile compared to the 17,000 living in San Francisco. But it's not just traffic and high housing prices that's motivating people to up stakes and move out of cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. Some are also skittish about remaining in dense environments that are perfect breeding grounds for the spread of infectious diseases.
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.
Darren McGee/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a press conference on Sunday said travelers from Europe "brought the virus to New York." The state, Cuomo said, "did not have the facts" early on to indicate that the virus had already spread to Europe. Cuomo cited reporting from The Washington Post suggesting that President Trump's European travel ban, which had been instituted in March, caused "one final viral infusion" as Americans fled some of the initial pandemic epicenters outside of China, like Italy and Spain.
Hilary Duff unloaded on Internet conspiracy theorists Saturday after she was accused—without evidence—of trafficking in children, Billboard reports. "Everyone bored af right now I know..but this is actually disgusting," the singer/actress tweeted . "Whoever dreamed this one up and put this garbage into the universe should take a...
According to Google trends, searches for "birds" reached an all-time high in the U.S. in May. The fast-growing hobby is fun and easy to do, right in your home backyard. Take a look!
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
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Israel's prime minister arrived in a Jerusalem court Sunday and denounced the corruption case against him—along with officials, journalists, and police he claims fabricated the evidence, the Times of Israel reports. "Elements in the police and State Attorney’s Office banded together with left-wing journalists ... to fabricate baseless cases against...
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, reality star Bethenny Frankel has helped donate more than two million masks to groups across the country through her BStrong disaster relief charity. That's the upside of a case that shows how "crises breed corruption," Jack Nicas writes at the New York Times . New York officials...
A shooting that erupted at a Florida beachside road where more than 200 people gathered and were seen partying and dancing despite pandemic restrictions on Saturday night left several people injured. (May 24)
Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the US economy won't recover on its own because "too many small businesses have closed" and corporations won't rehire as many workers as they laid off. "They had fewer workers and used more technology and they're going to decide: 'Well, we don't need as many workers,'" he said during a press conference Sunday. Cuomo said the government will need to play a role in stimulating a post-pandemic economy by working with the private sector and investing in infrastructure projects, education, and telemedicine.
A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe
Crayola Promotes Inclusivity With New Skin Tone-Inspired Crayon Collection Crayola recently announced the launch of their newest line of crayons, “Colors of the World.” According to Crayola, the “Colors of the World” collection will help “cultivate a more inclusive world.” Crayola, via statement The packs will feature new crayons such as Light Golden, Deep Almond and Medium Deep Rose. The colors will represent more than 40 different skin tones found around the world. The crayons will be available in 24 or 32-count packs, with the latter also including four hair-color and four eye-color crayons. “Colors of the World” was made in collaboration with MOB Beauty CEO Victor Casale. In a statement, Casale said he hopes that children feel “included and recognized" when they “find their shade” in the collection. Victor Casale, via statement
Business Insider reports there has been 600% rise in malicious emails during the coronavirus pandemic. So says UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu, who says cyber criminals have targeted healthcare and medical research facilities. Experts and federal officials in the US have voiced concerns about attacks against online operations like unemployment claims and primary votes. Nakamitsu said the threat facing information and communications technology "is urgent." It's estimated one cyber attack is carried out every 39 seconds. The International Telecommunications Union says 90 countries around the world are still only in early stages of addressing cybersecurity issues.
One day after top government leaders backed the aide to Boris Johnson who violated pandemic lockdown rules, support in Parliament lessened. Dominic Cummings has conceded that he, with his wife and son, drove to his parents' house, 260 miles from London, in April. "He has at the very least not...
Nearly 9,000 accidental fires are caused by grilling every year. Inspecting grills beforehand and keeping grills attended while lit can prevent these accidents.
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.