President Trump's call this week with a GOP megadonor took an unexpected turn and left officials scrambling to undo the damage, Politico reports. Sheldon Adelson—the Las Vegas mogul who, along with his wife, has already poured $10 million into a pro-Trump super PAC—called the president to discuss the...
Public fury over this week's massive explosion in Beirut brought protesters out again on Sunday, with escalating tensions outside parliament and in Martyrs' Square leading to security forces using tear gas. (August 9)
Business Insider listed the foods that can cause people the most bloating. Beans. Carbonated drinks, like soda or beer. Onions. Dairy. Cruciferous Vegetables. Artificial sweetners.
Uber's Delivery Business Is Now Bigger Than Its Ride Service. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Uber Eats is now the company's most significant source of revenue. According to CNN Business, the second quarter saw Uber Eats take in $1.2 billion. That is double the amount it made in 2019's Q2. Gross bookings for Eats also saw an increase of 113 percent. By comparison, Uber Rides took in $790 million, and gross bookings fell 73 percent. Our delivery business alone is now as big as our Rides business was when I joined the company in 2017. We've essentially built a second Uber in under three years, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, via earnings call. The coronavirus pandemic has led to Uber slashing a quarter of its workforce and losing nearly $2 billion in Q2
Getting the chickenpox is a right of passage for all children. The signs of chickenpox include fever, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, and an itchy rash. The rash usually develops about 10 to 21 days after you are exposed to the virus. The other physical symptoms can occur a few days before the rash develops. Business Insider reports that the infection usually lasts 5 to 10 days. The virus goes away on its own, though certain high-risk groups will want to seek medication.
After reports of pervasive abuse in its women's basketball program, Texas Tech has fired head coach Marlene Stollings and assistant Nikita Lowry Dawkins. The firings were prompted by 10 players accusing the school of permitting a culture of verbal and emotional abuse and sexual harassment. The players' claims were made...
US Economy Added 1.8 Million Jobs in July, Still Down Nearly 13 Million. The number is a stark decline from the 4.8 million jobs added in June, with the economy remaining down 12.9 million jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, though that is still above the Great Recession high of 10%. This is the third consecutive month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdown. The reopening of the economy and subsequent resurgence in COVID-19 case numbers has contributed to the unstable job market. A survey conducted by Cornell University found that 31% of workers who had been rehired lost their job a second time during the pandemic
Even as health officials warned of a major virus spike, thousands of bikers descended on the small South Dakota city of Sturgis for an annual 10-day motorcycle rally. Many bikers expressed defiance of measures meant to guard against the virus. (August 9)
Thousands of delegates from across Afghanistan endorsed releasing the nation's final 400 Taliban prisoners in an effort to encourage the start of peace talks. "The Taliban have said that if the 400 prisoners are released the direct talks between our negotiating team and the Taliban will start three days later,...
More coronavirus-related press for North Paulding High School, which burst onto the public stage on Tuesday by way of a photo that showed a hallway crammed with students, many without masks on. ABC News reports nine people at the Dallas, Georgia, school have tested positive for COVID-19. Its report comes...
Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies. (Aug. 9)
Plenty of people have either dialled down their daily makeup routine or have eliminated it altogether. After all, who's looking that closely if you don't have to go into work anymore, or have half your face covered with a mask for eight hours a day? But according to Allure, as communities begin to open up again, re-entry into full-blown makeup mode can throw your skin for a loop. Dermatologists say breakouts can be due to the skin being unused to foundation after such a long break from it. Another cause can be from wearing masks for hours at a time--and sweating profusely in it. Your best bet? Emphasize the eyes. Bright lipstick won't make your skin break out, either, but skip the foundation for now.
Over 60 NFL Players Opt out of 2020 Season Over COVID-19 Concerns. The NFL’s August 6 deadline to withdraw from the 2020 season has officially passed. According to CNN, 66 out of 2,880 players have chosen to opt out. Among those who opted out are practicing doctor Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of the Kansas City Chiefs. Duvernay-Tardif, who was on the frontline during the offseason, said he now has a “different perspective" of the pandemic. I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in our communities simply to play the sport that I love, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, via CNN. The New England Patriots have taken the biggest hit with eight players, including starters Dont’a Hightower and Patrick Chung, opting out. Those who voluntarily opted out will receive a $150,000 salary advance, a delay in contract until 2021 and continued health insurance. Players who opted out due to having a high-risk condition will receive a $350,000 stipend, a credited season and its benefits and continued health insurance
As long as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic keeps raging, try to postpone your heart attack. That's the message from a new analysis published Friday by JAMA Cardiology. People who have a severe heart attack are more than twice as likely to die during the COVID-19 pandemic than before the disease hit the US. Those who suffer a type of heart attack in which one of the heart's major arteries is blocked were 2.4 times more likely to die during the pandemic period. UPI reports the researchers say that's because it's likely they put off seeking medical care. These trends could be the result of hospital efforts to maintain bed availability. Another contributing factor could be patients requesting early discharge, due to fears of contracting COVID-19 while in the hospital.
A clue in the mystery of the former king of Spain's whereabouts: a photo. Following Monday's revelation that Juan Carlos would be moving out of the country—destination unspecified—amidst a financial scandal, reports that he was bound for Portugal or the Dominican Republic emerged. Now Abu Dhabi is looking...
This drone video shot on Aug. 9, captures the aftermath of torrential rainfall and flooding sweeping through Evia, Greece. The flooding led to five fatalities.
1.2 Million Americans , Filed for First-Time Unemployment Benefits Last Week. The numbers mark the 20th week in a row that more than one million people filed for first-time unemployment benefits. The data was released by the Department of Labor on Thursday. 1.2 million unemployment filings is a decline from the previous two weeks. The number is also slightly lower than economists' expectations of 1.4 million. But with recent surges of coronavirus occurring around the country, major companies continue to announce layoffs. It is clear that many job losses are now permanent, and it will be challenging for many workers to find new jobs and feel safe taking jobs that are public-facing, Andrew Challenger, Economist, via NBC News. Federal lawmakers and White House officials continue to negotiate a compromise on a new stimulus package
Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, US President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit. (Aug. 8)