The death of 58-year-old Nicaraguan baseball coach Carlos Aranda _ himself the son of a former star of Nicaragua’s national team _ shook Nicaragua, a place where baseball is the national pastime and the government has tried to obscure the novel coronavirus’ toll
First, the esteemed Lancet medical journal retracted a major study on Thursday about hydroxychloroquine. Then, the New England Journal of Medicine did the same with another big study related to COVID-19 and blood pressure drugs. Both retractions have a common denominator: They relied on data supplied by a US analytics...
Gabrielle Union files complaint against NBC, "America's Got Talent"; Forbes names Kylie Jenner and Kanye West its top celeb earners of past year; Las Vegas casinos reopen after coronavirus closure. (June 5)
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam responded to widespread protests decrying racism. This is after the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody in Minneapolis. He ordered on Thursday the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The status of Lee resided in the state’s capital city of Richmond. He said the statue should be detached from its pedestal “as soon as possible”.
The last British governor of Hong Kong is criticizing the Chinese government over proposed national security legislation, saying it would violate the agreement on handing the territory over to Beijing
Beyoncé Urges Fans to Remain ‘Focused’ on ‘Real Justice’ In a recent post to Instagram, Beyoncé shared a poignant message of unity as protests continue to rage across the country. Accompanying an aerial photo of thousands of protestors filling the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Beyoncé acknowledged the “long road ahead.” Beyoncé, via Instagram She then called on her fans to remain focused on the issues at hand and continue to seek out “real justice.” Beyoncé, via Instagram Beyoncé’s message comes just days after she posted an impassioned video demanding “justice” for George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. In her video statement, Beyoncé said justice was “far from being achieved.” Beyoncé, via Instagram Beyoncé, via Instagram
President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron were rushed to a secure bunker last Friday. The first family was taken to the safe space after protesters breached temporary fences outside the White House, According to Business Insider, four protesters were detained by Secret Service following the incident. The security breach elevated the safety alert level within the White House from "yellow" to "red." Trump denies that they were taken for safety reasons and insists he visited the bunker simply to inspect it.
A student expected to join the University of Tennessee cheerleading squad this fall will no longer attend the university after evidence of her using a racial slur surfaced on social media. Vols Cheer had announced the incoming freshman from Virginia would be joining the team in a May 24 Instagram...
Hurricane season has begun. In today's Daily Dose of Sunshine, Dr. E talks about the importance of taking weather alerts seriously in a time of intense media fatigue.
Here's the latest for Friday June 5th: New York protests run past curfew; Video shows police officer apparently push over elderly man in Buffalo; Trump going to Maine; Ship fire and explosion in Jacksonville.
An Egyptian father told his three daughters that they would receive a vaccine for COVID-19 before each was injected with a general anesthetic and subjected to female genital mutilation, according to prosecutors. The three minors "lost consciousness and when they woke up they were shocked to find their legs bound...
It’s a record. In just over a week, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has received the highest number of individual donations of any GoFundMe campaign, a spokesperson tells TMZ . To date, $13 million has been raised by some 478,300 individuals in 125 countries. The fund "is established to...
Nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a cargo ship in Jacksonville, Florida have been hospitalized after an explosion, injuring eight and sending one to a hospital for heat exhaustion, authorities said. (June 5)
Millions of Thais lost their jobs when pandemic lockdown restrictions forced malls and other public venues to close in March. Thai figures show the average rate of suicide fell in the first four months of the year. However, Reuters reports calls to a suicide helpline in Thailand have skyrocketed by three to five times since the lockdown began. Panomporn Phoomchan, director of Samaritans of Thailand, says most calls are related to concerns about financial problems. In a bid to cushion the blow, Thailand announced it would pay $460 in three monthly payments to people who had lost their jobs due to the shutdown.
Rockstar Games Honors George Floyd by Temporarily Shutting Down 'GTA Online' Online versions of 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Red Dead' were shut down on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Rockstar Games, via Twitter In another tweet, the company listed a website for people to support black-owned businesses and victims of racial injustice. Rockstar is the latest gaming company to respond to protests over George Floyd dying at the hands of a white police officer. This week, Activision delayed upcoming seasons for various 'Call of Duty' games. 'Call of Duty,' via statement 'Call of Duty,' via statement A season 3 premiere for 'Fortnite' has been pushed to June 17 by Epic Games. A live event concerning the game called 'The Device' has also been moved to the 15th.
Fuji Rock Festival, Japan’s biggest annual music event, has been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Reuters, organizers made the announcement on the Fuji Rock Festival website on Thursday. Thousands of rock-and-roll fans attend the outdoor festivities every year. Over the 23 year history of the show, headliners have included The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Cure, and Kendrick Lamar. This year the American band, The Strokes were slated to headline at the event. This year’s festival had been scheduled for three days from August 21.
Joe Biden says he wants to bring Americans together—or up to 90% of them, anyway. In a remark that the New York Times likens to Mitt Romney's assertion in 2012 that 47% of Americans are "dependent on government" and Hillary Clinton's 2016 comment about putting half of Trump voters...
The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers
Thousands of protesters were still out on the street in New York as a citywide curfew began at 8 p.m. on Thursday night. In some places, police watched but didn't immediately move in, while in others, they made orderly arrests. (June 5)