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' »
For many members of Generation Z, President's Donald Trump defeat in the 2020 election was the first loss in their voting lives. Business Insider recently spoke to the senior members of five college Republican groups across the country for their reaction. While they said they were pleased with some of Trump's accomplishments in office, they were largely critical of his personality and had mixed feelings about Trump's future in the GOP.
The high-profile epidemiologist who led Sweden's no lock-down strategy in the spring appears to be being sidelined by the government after his prediction that greater immunity would mean a lighter second wave proved badly wrong. "There's certainly a split, and I'm pretty sure that many in the government have rather lost faith in the Public Health Agency," said Nicholas Aylott, an associate politics professor at Stockholm's Södertorn University. Dr Tegnell has always insisted that his Public Health Agency has never pursued a herd immunity strategy, but he repeatedly suggested in the summer that his counterparts in Norway, Finland and Denmark would face a tougher task over the winter because of lower levels of immunity in their populations.
The talks had initially been scheduled for Saturday, according to a letter seen by Reuters and the source. OPEC+ is debating whether to ease oil output cuts from Jan. 1, as it previously agreed, or to continue producing at the same rate amid sluggish oil demand and the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The letter from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, seen by Reuters, had initially said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak will attend Saturday's informal consultations of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee's heads.
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.
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.
Norway will extradite a man to France who is suspected of taking part in an attack that killed six people in a Jewish restaurant in Paris 38 years ago, the government said on Friday. In 2015, arrest warrants were issued against three former members of the Abu Nidal Organization, a splinter group of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a source told Reuters at the time. The suspects were identified long after the attacks because of statements from other former members of the Abu Nidal group under a French judicial process that maintained their anonymity, the source said.
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.
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.
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.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Friday. Kim's government also ordered diplomats overseas to refrain from any acts that could provoke the United States because it is worried about President-elect Joe Biden's expected new approach toward North Korea, lawmakers told reporters after attending a private briefing by the National Intelligence Service.
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.
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.
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.
A Tennessee grandmother — facing criminal charges after a statewide search for a 3-year-old girl who went missing over the Thanksgiving holiday — has been located, state authorities say. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged Belinda Wilson, 54, with child neglect/endangerment and custodial interference in the disappearance of her granddaughter Zella Linklater, the agency announced Friday. Linklater was found safe and her grandmother is now in custody after the two were located in the woods, according to authorities, who did not reveal the exact location they were found at.
Originally a cluster of unfinished buildings, the Mina Plaza towers were demolished to make way for the redevelopment of the port area, creating a new destination that appeals to both tourists and residents. Bill O'Regan, CEO of Modon, the company appointed by the UAE to oversee the demolition, said the intention is to redevelop the Wharf area into a traditional souq market. Footage provided by Modon Properties showed the towers collapsing inwards using "stable non-primary explosives".
An Arkansas man, who decorated the front of his home with a Black Santa Claus, received a racist letter in the mail from an unidentified person pretending to be Santa Claus, according to Fox 16. Chris Kennedy said he was "extremely angry" after he read the letter that asked him to "please remove your n--ro Santa Clause yard decoration," Fox 16 reported. "I am a Caucasian white man to you and have been for the past 600 years," the letter said, WCNC-TV reported.
Al-Qaysi told Business Insider the idea arose in April when he was concerned about his vulnerable mother becoming infected with COVID-19. He said some say the visor is ridiculous, whereas others "don't care if it looks like an alien invasion," they just want to feel safe. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
In an attempt to undermine media projections of Joe Biden as the new president-elect, a top aide to President Donald Trump has tweeted a doctored front-page headline of The Washington Times. The Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh shared a picture of the conservative publication with its splash headline reading "President Gore,” a reference to former vice-president Al Gore's race against George W Bush in 2000. The Democratic presidential nominee, Mr Gore, like his 2016 counterpart Hillary Clinton, won the popular vote but ultimately lost the election after a five-week legal battle with Mr Bush over who had received Florida's 25 electoral votes.
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.
Donald Trump has raged at Twitter after the platform suspended a personal account belonging to a Pennsylvania state senator who presided over a conspiracy-filled “hearing” among GOP lawmakers to amplify false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The president – in a series of posts tagging One America News Network, which was suspended from YouTube this week for promoting a false Covid-19 “cure” amid its wall-to-wall far-right content – said state Senator Doug Mastriano was “banned” after the platform and “fake news, working together" sought to “SILENT THE TRUTH. He said: "Can't let that happen.
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.
Gov. Cuomo said SCOTUS issued a political decision that is "irrelevant from any practical impact" because the religious institutions that sued are no longer under restrictions.
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.
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.
Dr. Tim Mahoney, the mayor of Fargo, the state's most populous city, recently implemented a mandatory mask order to help address the growing number of cases. There's no penalty for not abiding by the city's face covering mandate, but Mahoney says more people have been wearing masks since it was implemented on October 19. In North Dakota, where the novel coronavirus has infected more than 72,000 people and claimed more than 840 lives, Dr. Tim Mahoney, a physician and the mayor of Fargo, signed an order in late October requiring people to wear face coverings while indoors with people from outside their personal households after the state recently experienced one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.
“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.”