Coronavirus testing numbers are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.'Don't misinterpret the numbers' »
President-elect Joe Biden is adding to his list of potential defense secretaries a retired US Army general, according to an Axios report published Friday. Lloyd Austin is a Black four-star general with over four decades in the military. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US.
Alexei Navalny urged the EU to hit Russian oligarchs spending their fortunes in Europe with sanctions rather than targeting the officials responsible for his poisoning. “The European Union should target the money and Russian oligarchs," Mr Navalny told the European Parliament in Brussels, “these sanctions would be very popular inside of Russia.”
The state premier of Thuringia on Thursday announced a first mass test for children in the district of Hildburghausen, Germany's coronavirus hotspot, to find out to what extent they contribute to a rapid surge in infections. The east German district saw a record 603 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, more than four times Germany's average incidence of 140, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases. "We will now conduct the first mass test for children and young people, who can be tested for free, starting next Tuesday," Bodo Ramelow told broadcaster ARD.
Former CIA director John Brennan called senator Ted Cruz “unworthy to represent the good people of Texas” as the two argued online about the killing of a top Iranian scientist believed to lead the nation's secretive nuclear programme The Republican senator, who has long opposed the Obama administration's Iranian nuclear deal and advocated for a tough posture towards the country, accused the former intelligence official of siding with “Iranian zealots” after he condemned the roadside shooting ambush of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's top nuclear scientist, who American and Israeli intelligence believe is behind a secret programme to design an atomic warhead.
In a Friday tweet filled with lies, President Donald Trump implied he wouldn't leave the White House or let President-elect Joe Biden "enter" unless Biden can prove his election win was not fraudulent. A day earlier, Trump told reporters at the White House that would he would not concede the election but would voluntarily leave if the Electoral College voted in December to make Biden president. Trump also does not have the authority or ability to determine whether Biden can take office.
Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation Friday into the search of a Turkish commercial freighter by the crew of a German frigate participating in a European Union mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya. Turkey has protested the incident on the Mediterranean Sea, insisting personnel from the German frigate Hamburg illegally searched the Libya-bound freighter Rosaline-A on Nov. 22.. Germany has rejected Turkey's complaints, arguing the frigate's crew acted correctly.
White rice is highly processed and can spike blood sugar levels, which may increase the risk of diseases like diabetes if eaten regularly, like every day. Because of how the body processes white rice, Harvard Medical School has said that it has the same effect as eating "pure table sugar," which is not great for overall health. It's not as healthy to eat white rice as it is to eat brown rice or less processed alternatives that contain more nutrients, protein, and fiber.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been accused of overseeing a “killing spree”, after he extended a ban on cities in the state imposing their own mask mandates. On Wednesday, Mr DeSantis extended an executive order issued in September, which prevented local governments from fining residents who refused to wear face masks, or from closing restaurants not complying with coronavirus measures. The decision on 25 September prompted the start of the state's third phase of pandemic measures, which allowed restaurants and bars to open at 100 per cent capacity.
A recount in Wisconsin's largest county demanded by Republican President Donald Trump's election campaign ended Friday with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden gaining votes. After the recount in Milwaukee County, Biden had a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 cast. Overall, Biden gained 257 votes to Trump's 125.
Donald Trump Jr. announced Wednesday night that he'd been cleared to end his COVID-19 isolation and celebrate Thanksgiving "the way it's meant to be." On Friday, Trump Jr. announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. It's not clear when Trump Jr. received his positive diagnosis, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend even asymptomatic COVID patients isolate for 10 days.
A photo of Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, cradling a COVID-19 patient in his ICU in full PPE is going viral this Thanksgiving. "My concerns for the next six to 12 weeks is that if we don't do things right, America is going to see the darkest days in modern American medical history," Varon told CNN. On the eve of Thanksgiving, Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, told CNN "America is going to see the darkest days in modern American medical history" over Christmas if we don't change course fast.
A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot a Black family for renting a home has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. Douglas Matthew Gurkins, 34, pleaded guilty three months ago to threatening the family in 2014. According to documents from the US Department of Justice, Gurkins will also be subject to three years of supervised release.
Stores were noticeably empty this Black Friday, as coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide. The flagship Macy's location New York City — typically one of the busiest stores on Black Friday — didn't see the familiar crowds of shoppers and tourists. Many large retailers like Target and Walmart extended Black Friday sales across multiple days or weeks, and shorten store hours to discourage large crowds.
Karen Lima bought her wedding dress without trying it on first. Karen Lima and Robson Costa got married in 2018 after being together for 10 years. Before setting a wedding date, Lima saw her dream wedding dress on Pinterest: a gold Kyha Studios gown covered in head-to-toe sparkles.
Democrat lawmaker, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, has urged Donald Trump to pardon the whistleblower Edward Snowden and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Rep. Gabbard, representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional and former presidential candidate, called on the president to reconsider the cases of the two men, both of whom have been charged under the Espionage Act. Her call comes after Mr Trump pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who twice admitted lying to the FBI.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court placed religious freedom before pandemic precautions Wednesday night, temporarily blocking rules in New York that severely restricted gatherings at houses of worship in areas hit hardest by COVID-19. The court's new, more conservative majority ruled 5-4 that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's limits on churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to 10 or 25 worshipers in hard-hit regions appeared to violate the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause. "Even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten," the court's unsigned majority opinion said.
When people move into tiny houses, they don't realize how difficult it is to travel. For starters, you need to have access to a U-Haul or a bigger truck to attach your home to, which can get costly. You also have to tie down most of your belongings in the home so that they don't fall and break while moving.
Donald Trump was asked if he was using “the language of a dictator” following a brief but extraordinary press conference in which he doubled down on election misinformation, refused to say if he would attend Joe Biden's inauguration, and angrily assailed a reporter for asking if he would concede to his Democratic rival. The US president on Thursday took reporters' questions for the first time since the 3 November vote, but he mostly failed to answer accurately as he continued to deny the fact Mr Biden won both the electoral college and the popular vote. “If the media were honest and big tech was fair this wouldn't even be a contest and I would have won by a tremendous amount,” Mr Trump said from the White House.
Merger talks between Spanish lenders BBVA and Banco Sabadell ended on Friday (November 27). The two banks had recently announced merger talks on November 16 - their aim was to build Spain's second-biggest bank with almost 600 billion euros in assets. Just days after that, though, BBVA Chief Executive Onur Genc said he was in no rush.
Shawn Mendes spoke to British GQ for a new interview and said that pressure to be the "pinnacle of fitness" led him to wake up two hours early so he could exercise. The "Wonder" singer said he got into this fitness routine out of fear that if he wasn't physically fit, he'd lose fans. Mendes credited girlfriend Camila Cabello with helping to change his perspective and be more comfortable with his body.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday rejected the Trump campaign's effort to block a lower court's ruling that the campaign cannot stop the state from certifying its election results. Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee who wrote the ruling for the three-judge panel, did not mince words when rejecting the campaign's appeal. "The Campaign's claims have no merit," he added.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claims to have acquired incriminating documents about Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe – and then lost them in the post. In a bizarre segment on Wednesday night's show, Carlson alleged that his team mailed the documents from New York to Los Angeles after receiving them from a “source” on Monday, but that the bundle never arrived. Without providing any further details or evidence, Carlson said the “damning” documents had “vanished” en route, heavily implying foul play.
Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli will miss being at this year's final in person, as he is unable to fly back to the UK from his US home amid Covid concerns. The Italian choreographer has appeared on the show on a Sunday via video link, and had hoped to return in person for next month's final. Previously, Tonioli has commuted between the shows every week, but for this series of Strictly Come Dancing, he has watched it on television rather than in the studio.
Key barriers for these studies are getting funding and getting the vaccine developers Pfizer or Moderna on board. Dr. Larry Corey, a virologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center who's leading the proposal, told Business Insider that these studies could start in January and produce results by May. The findings would inform our understanding of the benefits of the vaccines and help determine how long the public needs to keep wearing masks and socially distancing.
“Donald Trump defeated Donald Trump.”
“The victory was a vindication of a style of American politics that many feared was gone forever.”
“Mr. Biden’s victory — and Mr. Trump’s defeat — is a testament to the resilience of American democracy.”
“Trump’s 2020 reelection bid was doomed by his boorish behavior. Time and again, he refused to act like a president.”
“Biden took the opportunity to unite the Democratic Party.”