Protection offered by booster shot beats 'natural immunity,' study suggests

In people who got a booster shot, levels of neutralizing antibodies exceeded the peak that followed two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Dutch police fired warning shots, injuring at least two people, after rioters against a partial Covid lockdown torched a police car and hurled stones in Rotterdam on Friday. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

FBI investigating vials labeled 'smallpox' found in lab near Philadelphia

The FBI and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating “questionable vials” labeled "smallpox" and found in a freezer last night at a Merck facility outside Philadelphia. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

The indictment is a first: No one has been prosecuted for contempt of Congress when executive privilege was asserted. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Oregon governor signs bill ending reading and math skill requirements

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown privately signed a bill last month ending the requirement for high school students to prove proficiency in reading, writing, and arithmetic before graduation. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Twitter has spoken -- after Elon Musk polled his more than 62 million followers on whether he should sell 10 percent of his Tesla shares, by Sunday a majority had voted "yes." | Continue reading | 21 days ago

The U.S. state with the fewest daily COVID-19 cases per capita is the same one that recently had more than any other: Florida. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

New breed of investors is seeking closer ties to military and spy agencies

A group of firms and investors are working with U.S. intelligence and military agencies in an attempt to help shape the future of Silicon Valley. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Twitter takes aim at climate misinformation during COP26

Twitter on Monday said it will be making authoritative information about climate change more accessible to users during this year's United Nations COP26 climate summit.Why it matters: It’s the latest tech giant to take aim at climate misinformation, expected to be more prevalent … | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Protesters hold 'Squid Game' themed protest outside SF In-N-Out

"Red light, green light": Inspired by the popular Netflix series Squid Game, animal rights activists took a creative approach to get their point across. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Man's Life Ruined Due to Unsecured Router (and “Justice” System)

The Kentucky Supreme Court said the Clark County jail erred by billing a man $4,008 in housing and booking fees after charges were dropped and he was released. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

African-Americans Outpace Whites and Hispanics in Cryptocurrency Investments

After years of being skeptical about bitcoin, Black Americans are leading the cryptocurrency revolution in 2021. A recent Harris poll found that 23 percent of […] | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Florida now has America's lowest Covid rate

The U.S. state with the fewest daily COVID-19 cases per capita is the same one that recently had more than any other: Florida. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

LAPD declares 'ghost guns' an 'epidemic.’

The proliferation of so-called ghost guns, which are untraceable and able to be assembled at home, has contributed to more than 100 violent crimes so far this year, the LAPD said. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Netflix braces for staff walkout and LGBTQ rally over Chappelle special

Netflix bosses braced for an employee walkout and rally in Los Angeles on Wednesday as anger swelled over a recent Dave Chappelle comedy special that activists say is harmful to the transgender community. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

House intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says he “vehemently” disagrees with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s failure so far to aggressively investigate former President Donald Trump. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Southwest backs off plan to place unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave in Dec

Southwest Airlines has reversed course on a plan to put all unvaccinated staff on unpaid leave in early December. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

North Vancouver announced it will become the first City heated by Bitcoin Mining

North Vancouver announced Thursday it would become the world's first city to be heated almost entirely by bitcoin mining, an innovative way to tackle climate change by creating valuable cryptocurrency coins and usable thermal energy at the same time. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Sen. Joe Manchin is heavily invested in the energy industry, raking in $500,000 in 2020 from an energy firm he founded in 1988. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Lazy crane operators making $250k a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say

LONG BEACH, California — Crane operators who belong to a powerful union and earn up to $250,000 a year transferring containers from ships to trucks are worsening the supply chain crisis that threatens Christmas by goofing off on the job, frustrated truckers told the Washington Ex … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said. Many ransomware gangs operate from Ukraine and Russia, private sector … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Geena Davis's new role:Training AI bots to scrub movie scripts of anything un-PC

Actress Geena Davis's latest role is getting artificial intelligence bots to monitor movie scripts to make sure Hollywood remains politically correct. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

NYT Rectracts Number of Children Hospitalized by Covid-19 (From 900K to 63K)

A New York Times article overestimated the number of children hospitalized with COVID by 837,000. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Finland joins Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna vaccine in men under 30

HELSINKI (Reuters) -Finland on Thursday paused the use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for younger males due to reports of a rare cardiovascular side effect, joining Sweden and Denmark in limiting its use. Mika Salminen, director of the Finnish health institute, said Finland would … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Vermont Senator quietly shepherded Biden's bill for months. Now he's pissed about two moderates holding up the will of 250 Democrats. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

IRS would track all bank transactions over $600 under Biden plan

A major component of President Joe Biden’s plan to raise revenue to pay for his trillions of dollars in new federal spending is now under fire from trade associations across the country. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Nobody recognized Mick Jagger when he grabbed a beer at a bar before a concert

Jagger tweeted a picture of himself enjoying a beer at the Thirsty Beaver Saloon with unsuspecting patrons behind him. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Pompeo: Sources for Yahoo News WikiLeaks report ‘should all be prosecuted’

Former CIA director Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for the criminal prosecution of sources who spoke to Yahoo News for a story detailing proposals by the intelligence agency in 2017 to abduct WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and discussions within the Trump administration and CI … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Trillions in infrastructure spending could mean hundreds of billions in fraud

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge was part of Boston's Big Dig, which was infamous for its cost overruns. AP Photo/Steven SenneThe U.S. government may be on the verge of spending as much as US$4.5 trillion in what could be one of the biggest investments in infrastructure an … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Laurene Powell Jobs to invest $3.5B in climate group

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, will invest $3.5 billion within the next 10 years to address the climate crisis, a spokesperson for Emerson Collective, Jobs’ organization, said on Monday. The money will go into Waverley Street Foundatio … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Cautious, Step-by-Step Approach Leads to No COVID-19 Cases in Schools

The series, “Opening” was originally published in Betsy Ladyzhets’ newsletter, COVID-19 Data Dispatch, a weekly newsletter exploring the state of COVID-19 data in the United States. In Port Orford, Oregon, it’s a quick walk from the elementary and middle school building to the to … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Analysis: Thousands more than usual dying – and not from Covid

While focus remains firmly fixed on Covid-19, a second health crisis is quietly emerging in Britain. Since the beginning of July, there have been thousands of excess deaths that were not caused by coronavirus. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: secret plans against WikiLeaks

In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

EU to impose universal phone charger, in blow to Apple

The European Union announced on Thursday that it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook chastises leakers in leaked memo

Apple CEO Tim Cook chastises leakers in leaked memo | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Wuhan scientists planned to release coronaviruses into cave bats before outbreak

Wuhan and US scientists were planning to release enhanced airborne coronavirus particles into Chinese bat populations to inoculate them against diseases that could jump to humans, leaked grant proposals dating from 2018 show. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

A former senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul was indicted this month for allegedly funneling $25,000 from a wealthy, unnamed Russian to former President Trump's reelection efforts.The big picture: The Justice Department alleges that Jesse Bent … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The letter from Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger comes the day before a "Justice for J6" rally due to take place in Washington DC. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Scientists created the whitest paint. It could eliminate aircons

The world's whitest paint has been created in a lab at Purdue, a paint so white that it could eventually reduce the need for air conditioning. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Florida restaurant shuts down after being left with 4 employees

Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que said it paid good wages but simply could not find enough staff to keep its Winter Park, Florida, restaurant open. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

'private-equity titans' tapped billions in federal Covid relief

Some $1.2 billion of PPP and other relief money targeted at small businesses went to companies backed by large and well-funded private-equity firms. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Remote work goes 'luxury', but many may be left out

Virtual reality meetings, $7,000 all-in-one kits and digital hot desking: Big Tech is rolling out premium tools as the work-from-home era looks set to last well beyond the pandemic. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Couple says a hacker demanded over $40k after taking control of their account

Al and Jen Ferguson were told by a hacker named "The King" that they had to pay £1 per follower to get their Instagram account back. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

China suspends approval for new online games

China has suspended approval for all new online games. That's according to a report in the South China Morning Post on Thursday (September 9). It's thought to be part of Beijing's bid to curb gaming addiction among young people.Citing sources with knowledge of the matter, the rep … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

'Blatant' Oregon shoplifters walk out of Lowe's with full carts

Video of shoplifters stealing thousands of dollars worth of electrical wires from a Lowe's store in Oregon has angered local residents. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Daniel Wilkinson survived two tours of duty in Afghanistan but died of complications from gallstones, deteriorating slowly as his under-equipped doctors looked on helplessly. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Oregon McDonald's trying to hire 14-year-olds due to 'staffing issues'

An Oregon McDonald's displayed a banner asking 14-year-olds and 15-year-olds to apply for work because of "staffing issues." | Continue reading | 2 months ago

It is finally revealed that McDonald's Grimace is a giant taste bud

Wait, he's a WHAT?!? | Continue reading | 2 months ago