A court official is recommending to keep secret hundreds of emails detailing the New Orleans Saints’ efforts to conduct damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese amid its clergy sexual abuse crisis
Phyllis Lyon, a civil rights leader who founded the nation's first lesbian rights organization, died Thursday at age 95. Lyon, who lived in San Francisco, died of natural causes, CNN reports. "We lost a giant today," said the chairman of the California Senate's LGBTQ caucus. Along with Del Martin, Lyon...
Spring marks a time when tribal citizens from across the U.S. and Canada start attending powwows. At their essence, they are meant to uplift people during difficult times. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, they are taking on a new form online. (April 9)
Local schools in Shanghai have been closed for many weeks now. This move was made in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. The good news is that schools will reopen starting April 27th, according to Reuters. Classes for the final years of both junior and senior high schools would be permitted to resume. Schools should make preparations to resume classes for other grades before May 6th. Specific timing will be announced by each school as the dates moves closer.
Boris Johnson Has Been Moved out of the Intensive Care Unit On April 9, a Downing Street spokesman confirmed that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU). The spokesman seemed to imply that Johnson’s COVID-19 symptoms had improved, saying he was now in the “early phase of his recovery.” Spokesman, via CNN The spokesman also said that Johnson was in “extremely good spirits,” but did not elaborate further. 55-year-old Johnson was taken to St. Thomas’ Hospital in London on April 5 for “routine tests.” On April 6, he was rushed to the ICU after his conditions “worsened.” On April 8, Culture Minister Oliver Dowden reported that Johnson had been “getting better” in the ICU. Oliver Dowden, via ’The New York Times' According to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, the Prime Minister did not require any mechanical or invasive ventilation while in the ICU.
Bill O'Reilly is facing backlash after a comment he made on Fox News host Sean Hannity's radio show. According to Business insider, the former Fox News host said many people dying from the novel coronavirus "were on their last legs anyway." The Twitterverse didn't take kindly to the remark, where people debunked his claim and called him a "joke." O'Reilly tweeted a defense of his comment on Thursday, accusing Democrats of wanting 'chaos and carnage.' More than 16,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the US, and 91,000 have died worldwide. Underlying conditions and compromised immune systems leave patients at greater risk of death from the virus. However, hundreds of young people and those without preexisting conditions are still dying. At least 759 people under 50 have died from COVID-19.
Amy Schumer posted two photos of herself on Instagram, which sounds fair enough. But the photographer says the photos taken last year weren't hers to post, and the comedian now faces a lawsuit. Felipe Ramales filed suit in New York, the Daily News reports. "One cannot use photographs without the...
John Prine, Country-Folk Singer, Dead at 73 Prine died due to complications caused by COVID-19 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. The singer and songwriter is counted as one the favorite artists by the likes of Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson. Bob Dylan, via 'The New York Times' Born in the Midwest, Prine learned to play the guitar as a child after his family had moved to Kentucky. He recorded albums for Atlantic and Asylum records, as well as under his own label, Oh Boy Records. He received Grammy awards in 1992 and 2006. In 2019, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prine was chosen for the lifetime achievement Grammy in 2020. John Prine, via 'The New York Times'
President Donald Trump says the United States is "at the top of the hill" of coronavirus-related infections. Trump made the comments during a White House briefing Thursday. (April 9)
New research suggests the first people infected with the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, spread it to an average of 5.7 others, per Bloomberg . And those aren't even the "super-spreaders." One such person in Chicago, described in a CDC report released Wednesday, was responsible for confirmed or probable infections in...
A federal judge in Chicago has ordered one of the nation’s largest jails to take prompt action to stem the potentially catastrophic spread of the coronavirus
Anytime is a good time to stop smoking or vaping, but health experts say this moment would be especially beneficial. "Quitting during this pandemic could not only save your life, but by preventing the need for your treatment in a hospital, you might also save someone else’s life,” said Dr....
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held an education meeting in Tallahassee on Thursday to discuss if online learning was working amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (April 9)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in the ICU after struggling with Covid-19. As of Thursday, Johnson was getting better according to hospital staff, reports Reuters. Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday evening. He suffered a persistent high temperature and cough and was rushed to intensive care on Monday. He has received oxygen support but was not been put on a ventilator. Johnson is one of several world leaders to fall ill with the virus, but he seems to be recovering steadily.
European finance ministers have agreed on more than a half-trillion euros, or $550 billion, of support programs to cushion the recession caused by the virus outbreak
10 Plants That Are Safe for Kids and Pets Plants add life, color and air-purifying properties to your home. These plants will accomplish all of that without harming the ones you love. 1. Boston Fern 2. African Violet 3. Blue Echeveria 4. Parlour Palm 5. Haworthia 6. Barberton Daisy 7. Phalaenopsis Orchids 8. Spider Plant 9. Prayer Plant 10. Baby's Tears
The World Trade Organization says that due to the coronavirus pandemic, global trade is likely to fall between 13% and 32%. According to Business Insider, the WTO warns that in a worst-case scenario, the drop in international trade could cause another Great Depression. WTO officials expect trade to bounce back in 2021. However, recovery isn't likely to come until households and businesses suffer "painful consequences." The pandemic has already put an unprecedented 16.8 million Americans out of work in the past month and has upended markets worldwide. COVID-19 has infected more than 1.45 million people and killed more than 88,000 since being identified in Wuhan, China, in December.
Saturday Night Live will be back on the air this weekend with fresh content, though it's not clear what the show will look like. The show will be on at its usual time, 11:30pm EDT, NBC reports, but no one has said whether the episode will be the usual...
Virtual classrooms around the country will come to an end soon with the hope of a fun summer ahead for families. Most hope they can still get to the beaches.
Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram