Airlines suspend China flights, cut service on…

British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people

Satellite Photo Shows Giant Mekong River's…

Southeast Asia’s giant Mekong River has turned from its usual muddy brown to aquamarine.

After Employee Backlash, WaPo Reverses Suspension

After an outcry from more than 400 of its own employees, the Washington Post has reversed its decision to suspend a reporter who tweeted about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant soon after the NBA star's death Sunday. Managing editor Tracy Grant said Tuesday that while Felicia Sonmez's tweet...

Stuck inside, Chinese get creative to beat boredom

Chinese people confined to their homes either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remained in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a new, dangerous virus. (Jan. 29)

Robert Pattinson Created 'Extreme And Grotesque…

Robert Pattinson gave “The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers the most intense masturbation scene. According to Business Insider, the actor threw up on himself but it was deemed “a bit too much.” Pattinson said the scene served as an “icebreaker” on set since they shot it on the first day. He said he wanted to “prove” himself and went for something “extreme and grotesque.” The film is Eggers’ second critically acclaimed movie following his 2015 horror, “The Witch."

Dutch court throws out case against Israeli…

A Dutch court has thrown out a civil case  brought by a Dutch-Palestinian man seeking damages from two former Israeli military commanders for their roles in a 2014 airstrike on a Gaza house that killed six members of his family

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More Americans Went to the Library Than the Movie…

More Americans Went to the Library Than the Movie Theater in 2019 Among adults in Gallup's December 2019 poll, there was a reported average of 10.5 trips to a library last year. Heading to the movie theater was second on the list at 5.3 average trips. Rounding out the top 5 was sporting events at 4.7 and live music trips with 3.8. Taking in a national/historical park was fifth on the list at 3.7 trips. For library visits among genders, the poll adds women went to them nearly twice as much. Men are more likely to choose a sports event, a national park or casino. Gallup also shows that library visits were recorded more for those in low-income households. This is most likely because going to the library is free and provides access to a computer and the internet.

Trump Praises Outburst From Pompeo Against…

President Donald Trump praised Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with Louise Kelly. According to Business Insider, Pompeo mistreated the NPR reporter in the segment “All Things Considered.” After announcing his Middle East peace plan, Trump said Pompeo did “a good job on her.” Kelly said Pompeo lashed out at her, cursing and demanding she locate Ukraine on an unmarked map. Pompeo did not deny yelling at Kelly but said their talk after the interview was off-the-record.

Starbucks Closes More Than 2K Stores in China

Starbucks says it has closed more than half of its 4,292 stores in China and delayed releasing a financial forecast "due to the dynamic situation unfolding with the coronavirus ." China is the second-largest market for Starbucks, which is the first major American company to warn that it will take...

Not the best time for a swim

In Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, an earthquake rocked the island on Jan. 28, and created large waves in this pool.

Caribbean Hit by Giant 7.7 Earthquake in the…

Caribbean Hit by Giant 7.7 Earthquake in the Middle of Jamaica and Cuba The huge tremor has been reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS adds that parts of Jamaica experienced severe shaking. Damages or injuries stemming from the 7.7 magnitude quake have not yet been reported. According to 'USA Today,' the shock's center is just over 70 miles from the Jamaican coastal town of Lucea. Social media posts add that the earthquake was so strong that it affected southern Florida. Structures around the city of Miami were reported to have been evacuated when it occurred. AccuWeather meteorologist Jesse Ferrell says this is the Caribbean's fourth shock of over 7.0 in nearly 20 years.

Bulgaria ruling coalition survives no-confidence vote

Bulgaria’s ruling coalition has survived a no-confidence vote called by the opposition, which accused the government of failing to protect the environment and guarantee water supplies

Biden in Iowa: caucus for me, ruin Trump's night

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says Republicans are bringing up his name in the Trump impeachment trial because President Trump doesn't want to run against him. (Jan. 29)

Teen Raised $10K to Install Baby Box. It Paid Off…

Less than a year after an Indiana teen raised $10,000 to install a Safe Haven Baby Box in his town, a newborn was left inside the box. It took Hunter Wart, 19, more than a year to raise the funds; he mowed lawns and collected scrap metal, which he...

536 fishermen stranded on giant ice floe rescued…

Russia's emergency services have rescued 536 ice fishermen  after they got stranded on a giant ice floe that tore off the island of Sakhalin in eastern Siberia

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Here's What Your Voice Would Sound Like On Mars

At this time, scientists are still in the process of figuring out what it will take for humans to survive on Mars, but they do know what people would sound like there.

After Trooper's Murder, Message Found on…

Police in Illinois say a woman who shot a retired state trooper in the head before turning the gun on herself had written the man's name on the wall of her condo along with the words, "I hate you" and "hope you ... die." Lisa McMullan, 51, was a regular at...

Pastor's fight against KKK becomes a movie

A South Carolina pastor wants to make a shrine of reconciliation out of a store that once sold racist merchandise and had a Ku Klux Klan museum. Rev. David Kennedy obtained historic theater building that housed The Redneck Shop in Laurens, SC. (Jan. 29)

Boris Johnson Gives Huawei Limited Access To 5G…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile network. The U.S. was trying to exclude the Chinese telecoms company from the West’s next-generation communications. According to Reuters, Johnson will exclude Huawei from the sensitive core, where data is processed. They will also be banned from all critical networks and locations, such as nuclear sites and military bases.

Confined at home, Chinese get creative to beat…

Chinese confined to their apartments either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remain in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a new, dangerous virus

Nike Suspends Sale of Kobe Bryant Products

Nike Suspends Sale of Kobe Bryant Products All Kobe-related items have been removed from the Nike.com online store. A search for Bryant products results in a statement from the company. Nike, via statement Nike, via statement Nike, via statement Nike is still deciding what its strategy will be for releasing Bryant's signature shoe series, as the company wants to limit the sale of the shoe line on the secondary market. The Nike Kobe signature series have already been worn by more than 100 NBA players this season. Several players wore Bryant's sneakers on Sunday and wrote messages on them in tribute.

Bieber's New Album: Valentine's Day

After more than four years of waiting for new music, Bieber's fifth studio album "Changes" is set to be released on February 14. That same day tickets for his new US tour go on sale to the general public. The 45-date North American tour kicks off in Seattle at CenturyLink Field on May 14 and will wrap up in New Jersey on September 26 at MetLife Stadium. His subsequent world tour grossed $163.3 million in 2016 and $93.7 million in 2017, according to industry tracker Pollstar, although the singer canceled the tour's last stretch of dates.

US Gives Israel a Bold Green Light

With the ink still drying on President Trump's Middle East peace plan, Israel says it's ready for action. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he will have his cabinet vote Sunday on two key measures: applying Israeli sovereignty to parts of the Jordan Valley and to Jewish settlements in the...

Using weather forecasts to predict flu activity

Researchers at the University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute use AccuWeather high-resolution, 45-day weather forecasts to help predict influenza activity.

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8 Million Children Forced Out Of School Due To…

8 Million Children Forced Out Of School Due To Violence In West Africa A UNICEF report calculates more than 8 million school-aged children in West Africa have been forced out of school because of extreme violence. Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are among the nations most affected with nearly 1 million people displaced, and more than half of those coming from Burkina Faso. While extremist violence has wracked Libya, Mali and Northern Nigeria in recent years, Burkina Faso and Niger were viewed as mostly immune. That view has changed as militant groups like the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara and Ansaroul Islam have posed a more significant regional threat. Many point to the ouster of autocratic President Blaise Compaoré in 2014, as pivotal in allowing extremists to infiltrate Burkina Faso. Compaoré ruled for decades and was accused of many atrocities, as well as negotiating with terrorists to prevent attacks within Burkinabe borders. U.S. State Department officials have even called out the risk to the entire region and as an extension, American economic interests. Deputy Assist. Admin. Cheryl Anderson

Goalapalooza: Offense coming from everywhere…

Goals are coming from everywhere this NHL season

Houston airport to start coronavirus screenings

Houston Bush Intercontinental is one of 15 airports nationwide at which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to expand screenings for the coronavirus. (Jan. 28)