Congressional Democrats plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to expand the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices, a proposal aimed at breaking the conservative grip on the court that promises to draw fierce opposition from Republicans. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Audio app Clubhouse is in discussions to raise funds at a valuation of about $4 billion, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. ( | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted his frustration with U.S. lawmakers' questions on the social media platform during a hearing about misinformation on Thursday, leading one member of congress to call out his multi-tasking. ( here) | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Tina Turner opens up about her troubled past and living with PTSD in new documentary "TINA", a film the soul and rock star says is the final act of her public life before bowing out. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Italy will be placed under a nationwide lockdown over the Easter weekend for the second year running, a draft decree law seen by Reuters said on Friday, underlining the struggle to stem a fresh surge in coronavirus cases. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Shares of Tesla Inc fell for a fifth consecutive session on Monday, caught in a tech-led selloff that has wiped more than $244 billion off the company's market value over the last month. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's plan not to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" before home games may be short-lived as the NBA said on Wednesday all teams must play the national anthem prior to tipoff. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Hal Holbrook, an award-winning actor acclaimed for his one-man portrayal of American literary legend Mark Twain and whose film work included portraying the mysterious "Deep Throat" in "All the President's Men," has died at the age of 95, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

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North Korea cracks down on foreign media, speaking styles | Article [AMP] | Reuters

North Korea is imposing stiff fines or prison for anyone caught enjoying South Korean entertainment or copying the way South Koreans speak as leader Kim Jong Un steps up a war on outside influences and calls for better homegrown entertainment. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

By Rebecca Spalding and Carl O'Donnell(Reuters) -Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting unused in U.S. hospitals and elsewhere a week into the mas | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Ukraine is facing almost daily hacker attacks on its government resources and intends to sharply strengthen its cyber security, Ukrainian state security service SBU said on Friday. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Fleeing New Yorkers resulted in an estimated $34 billion in lost income -study | Article [AMP] | Reuters

By Jonnelle Marte(Reuters) -Millions of people have moved out of New York City during the pandemic, but at the same time, millions of others with low | Continue reading | 4 months ago

(Reuters) -Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of fomenting violence during anti-government protests in 2017, was executed on Saturd | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Hundreds of shoppers pack a wet market on a December weekday morning in the Chinese city of Wuhan, jostling to buy fresh vegetables and live fish, frogs and turtles. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

A huge colorful portrait of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg now greets passersby over an East Village crosswalk in New York City. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

A little-known agency that keeps the U.S. federal bureaucracy running is the biggest impediment to new efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden said on Wednesday. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

President Donald Trump gets a final chance to make his case for re-election before a vast audience of Americans when he squares off against Democratic rival Joe Biden on Thursday in their last debate before the Nov. 3 vote. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday returned to his office in the White House after his doctor reported that he was showing no COVID-19 symptoms, but a tough fight awaits to revive the Republican's struggling re-election bid. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

The world's top central bankers have opened the taps with trillions of dollars in promised credit to prevent a global pandemic from causing a global economic depression. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Mel Solomon loved to sing. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Visby's portable Covid-19 test gets FDA approval

Silicon Valley startup Visby Medical has received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a portable COVID-19 test kit, the first company to do so. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

A plane carrying Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny took off from the Russian city of Omsk early on Saturday headed for Germany, his spokeswoman said on Twitter. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday suspended all mail service changes until after the November election, bowing to an outcry by Democrats that the moves appeared to be an attempt to boost President Donald Trump's re-election chances. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

The White House on Thursday said it opposed language in a bill before Congress that would require airline, train and public transit passengers and workers to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak of the coronavirus and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible as strict new measures to curb the disease's spread take effect on Wednesday. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall along the Texas coast either on Saturday afternoon or early evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

During a blue-sky moment in 2018 near the end of a decade-long economic expansion, it was the United States that helped pull the world along as the extra cash from tax cuts and government spending flowed through domestic and global markets. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark warned if the world remained "flat-footed" in its response to pandemics it faces future economic, social and political crisis, after she was appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to lead a review of the global response to … | Continue reading | 9 months ago

The dollar held onto gains on Wednesday as a resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States and the return of lockdowns in some countries boosted safe-haven demand for the U.S. currency. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

A Hong Kong museum chronicling the crackdown by Chinese troops on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square is raising funds to digitalise its collection as concerns over a new national security law create uncertainty over its future. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

South Korea on Thursday proposed expanding its capital gains taxes to include a larger number of affluent stock investors, in its push to reduce inequality by levying more from the wealthy and less from general share trading. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

A global crunch for U.S. dollars that was a hallmark of the early moments of the coronavirus crisis appears to have passed, the latest milestone in a remarkable turnaround in financial conditions engineered by the Federal Reserve and other top central banks. | Continue reading | 10 months ago Inc on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, halting a business it long defended as many protested law enforcement brutality against people of color. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Academy Award-winning writer/director Spike Lee served as a guest speaker on the New Orleans Saints' virtual team meeting Tuesday, according to multiple repo | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Arizona again told hospitals to activate the coronavirus emergency plans after cases spiked following reopening, turning it into a U.S. virus hotspot along with neighboring Southwest states. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the Republican National Convention set for August in North Carolina would have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the state's governor. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

The more than a century old car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in much needed relief. | Continue reading | 11 months ago

Australia economic recovery riding on COVID-19 medical breakthrough: RBA | Article [AMP] | Reuters

Australia's economic future was "unusually uncertain" while growth was expected to remain in the slow lane without a medical breakthrough to prevent and treat COVID-19, the head of the country's central bank said on Thursday. | Continue reading | 11 months ago

Vietnam on Sunday reported two new coronavirus cases, both imported, taking the country's tally to 320 with no deaths, the health ministry said. | Continue reading | 11 months ago

Sweeping testing of the entire crew of the coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt may have revealed a clue about the pandemic: The majority of the positive cases so far are among sailors who are asymptomatic, officials say. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

S.Korea says recovered Covid-19 patients re-testing positive

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Most Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the government to require mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election if the coronavirus outbreak still threatens the public this autumn, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the 76-seat jet. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Home healthcare providers, the lifelines to 12 million vulnerable Americans, are scrambling to decide how to serve patients who show symptoms of coronavirus -- and how to ensure that the providers themselves neither catch nor spread it. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Australian officials closed Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on Saturday after thousands of people flocked there in recent days, defying social distancing orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, amid an unusually warm autumn spell. | Continue reading | 1 year ago

A Turkish Airlines aircraft was flown back to Istanbul with no passengers on board on Thursday on orders from Singapore authorities after a passenger who had arrived on the same plane on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus. | Continue reading | 1 year ago