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John Oliver Now Has A Sewage Plant Named After Him

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming...

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Report Claims Infighting, Exhaustion Deadlocking Trump’s COVID-19 Task Force

Read the latest updates below. (To see the latest updates, you may need to refresh the page. All times are Eastern. For earlier updates...

Thai Authorities Seek To Censor Coverage Of Student Protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s embattled prime minister said Monday that there were no plans to extend a state of emergency outside the capital, even...

Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 40 Million Milestone

The United States, India, and Brazil remain the worst affected countries in the world. COVID-19 cases in North, Central, and South America represent about...

COVID-19 Case Confirmed In Pope’s Vatican Residence

VATICAN CITY ― A man living in the same Vatican residence as Pope Francis has tested positive for COVID-19 and gone into isolation, the...

Italian Politician Calls Halloween A ‘Stupid Americanism,’ Imposes COVID-19 Curfew

The president of Italy’s Campania region expressed his disdain for Halloween and argued for enforcing a curfew on Oct. 31 to stop the spread...

Resurgence Of COVID-19 Sparks New Wave Of Restrictions Across Europe

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together as they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus...

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Mike Miller could join Jeff Van Gundy’s potential Rockets staff

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Women Share Powerful Stories About How Planned Parenthood Changed Their Lives

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Dustin Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from PGA event

Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will withdraw from this weekend’s PGA Tour event...

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Twitter Removes Tweet By Trump Adviser Saying Masks Don’t Work

Twitter removed a tweet by White House coronavirus task force member Scott Atlas that said masks don’t work to stop the spread of COVID-19,...

‘This S**t Is Going To Kill Us’: Harrison Ford Calls Out Leaders Who Deny Climate Change

The actor who played Han Solo and Indiana Jones blasted world leaders for failing to take action against a threat greater than the “Star...

Remdesivir Didn’t Help COVID-19 Patients: WHO Study

GENEVA (AP) — A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients,...

Chris Christie Won’t Blame Trump For COVID-19, Says He Should’ve Worn Mask

Chris Christie may be breathing easier after recovering from COVID-19, but he admits he was “wrong” about the way he handled the coronavirus prior...

Tech News

Demand for Apple’s iPhone 12 outpacing last year’s model, analyst says

Whether or not the 5G revolution is here remains to be seen, but Apple fans are buying in. The newly unveiled iPhone 12 and iPhone...

WWF Australia drones to drop seeds for koala gum trees

MELBOURNE – Specialised drones are being tested in a program to boost koala numbers on Australia’s east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as...

Crackdown on QAnon continues as TikTok bans conspiracy theory content

TikTok is the latest social media company to go after the QAnon conspiracy theory. The mega-popular video app is now deleting accounts that post QAnon-related...

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Sports

During the second half of Sunday’s 24-0 Jets loss to the Dolphins, television cameras caught general manager Joe Douglas, sitting alone in the press...

Business

Goldman Sachs CEO to give bankers a half-day off to vote

Goldman Sachs chief David Solomon said Monday he will give staff a paid half-day off on Nov. 3 to vote in an election season...

Book details the destructive, booze-fueled antics of Adam Neumann

In August 2018, workspace-sharing company WeWork hosted its seventh annual “summer camp,” a corporate retreat with a bacchanalian vibe. They had plenty to celebrate...

Channing Dungey named chairwoman of AT&T’s Warner Bros. TV

Former ABC network executive Channing Dungey will take over as chairwoman of Warner Bros. Television Group, the AT&T unit said Monday, replacing veteran television...

China overtakes US as world’s biggest box office in 2020

China has surpassed the US in movie ticket sales for the first time ever, making it the world’s biggest box office, according to new...

Health

Trump Blames ‘Fauci And These Idiots’ For His Own Coronavirus Ineptitude

President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at medical experts and complained about people being tired of hearing about COVID-19, as the confirmed death...

Instagram Was Affecting My Mental Health, So I Quit. Here’s What I Didn’t See Coming.

Whenever I’ve used Instagram with any frequency, I have found it to be the most expedient way for me to feel simultaneously inadequate, overwhelmed...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule To Cut Food Benefits Amid Pandemic

(Reuters) — A U.S. federal judge has struck down a Trump administration rule that would have cut food stamp benefits to almost 700,000 unemployed Americans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Infectious Disease Expert: The ‘Darkest Of The Entire Pandemic’ Has Yet To Come

Michael Osterholm, a renowned infectious disease expert, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the...

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John Oliver Now Has A Sewage Plant Named After Him

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming...

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ trailer drops

Audiences got their first glimpse of footage from Chadwick Boseman’s final film on Monday. The “Black Panther” star, who died in August at 43, stars...

Singer MILCK’s New Video Is A Powerful Reflection On Racial Injustice

Nearly four years after her breakout song became synonymous with women’s rights, MILCK is tackling another topical issue through music.  Last week, the Los Angeles-based...

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Demand for Apple’s iPhone 12 outpacing last year’s model, analyst says

Whether or not the 5G revolution is here remains to be seen, but Apple fans are buying in. The newly unveiled iPhone 12 and iPhone...

How to handicap Cowboys vs. Cardinals without Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys (2-3 SU, 0-5 ATS) entered Week 6 in first place in the “NFC Least” but will have to attempt to keep...

WWF Australia drones to drop seeds for koala gum trees

MELBOURNE – Specialised drones are being tested in a program to boost koala numbers on Australia’s east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as...

GOP Pundit Says Trump Campaign Is Just ‘Playing All The Hits From 2016’

During a segment on MSNBC Monday, conservative commentator and “Never Trumper” Charlie Sykes compared President Donald Trump’s current campaign tactics to a late-in-life Elvis Presley...

Singer MILCK’s New Video Is A Powerful Reflection On Racial Injustice

Nearly four years after her breakout song became synonymous with women’s rights, MILCK is tackling another topical issue through music.  Last week, the Los Angeles-based...

Crackdown on QAnon continues as TikTok bans conspiracy theory content

TikTok is the latest social media company to go after the QAnon conspiracy theory. The mega-popular video app is now deleting accounts that post QAnon-related...

Channing Dungey named chairwoman of AT&T’s Warner Bros. TV

Former ABC network executive Channing Dungey will take over as chairwoman of Warner Bros. Television Group, the AT&T unit said Monday, replacing veteran television...

Airlines’ COVID-19 safety analysis challenged by expert

An infectious disease expert behind a study promoted by aviation giants to encourage travel during the COVID-19 pandemic says he finds fault with their...

Trump Blames ‘Fauci And These Idiots’ For His Own Coronavirus Ineptitude

President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at medical experts and complained about people being tired of hearing about COVID-19, as the confirmed death...

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Jets stuck in endless rebuild after trade from 2020 white flag

During the second half of Sunday’s 24-0 Jets loss to the Dolphins, television cameras caught general manager Joe Douglas, sitting alone in the press...

‘2 Different Planets’: Twitter Users Roast Dueling Trump-Biden Town Halls

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took part in dueling town hall events on Thursday night. The two televised Q&A sessions were...

Warner Bros. execs not interested in buying struggling theaters

It looks like Hollywood has no plans to save the struggling movie theater business, despite being given the greenlight earlier this year to start...

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