California lifted the statewide stay-at-home orders on Monday, allowing counties to retake control of COVID-19 restrictions, and potentially allowing for the return of outdoor dining in parts of the state. The California Department of Public Health cited “positive signs” that the virus is spreading more slowly across the state. But it also warned that the […]
House of the Dragon is likely still a couple years off, but here's what we know so far about the Targaryen-lead Game of Thrones prequel
2021’s totally online NATPE Virtual Miami is just but half over. Some inkling of how it might shape out, however, is fast falling into place. Basically, streaming stole the show. Yes, Fox did announce during NATPE that the Jay Leno-hosted “You Bet Your Life” reboot, bowing this fall, has sold in 85% of the U.S. […]
A U.S. voting machine company filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against former President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of defamation in what it called his "big lie" campaign about widespread fraud in the presidential election, court documents on Monday showed. The Denver-based company, Dominion Voting Systems Inc, filed an earlier lawsuit against Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell, whom the company also accused of spreading false conspiracy theories about the election that Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden. A senior Dominion employee, Eric Coomer, also filed a defamation lawsuit against the Trump campaign, saying he had been driven into hiding because of death threats from Trump supporters.
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a further review by a lower court of a lawsuit brought by a Texas death row inmate who objects to a policy that bars a chaplain from accompanying him into the death chamber. The justices ordered Ruben Gutierrez's case sent back to a federal trial-level court for additional proceedings. The justices in June had blocked Gutierrez's execution after Texas changed its policy and barred all spiritual advisers from the death chamber.
The 33-year-old Ashton has been brought in at Sixways Stadiums as an initial cover after the hamstring injuries sustained by fullback Melani Nanai and wing Noah Heward. The move offers Ashton a chance to become the Premiership's record try-scorer.
British scientists have said the UK variant of the coronavirus that is behind a surge in COVID-19 infections there may be not only more transmissible, but also more lethal - with a mortality risk around 30% higher than other variants. The UK variant - known as B.1.1.7 - is also up to 70% more contagious than other coronavirus variants circulating in the UK and has already been detected across the world. U.S. health officials have warned it could become the dominant variant there by March.
Bally's continued its acquisition juggernaut Monday, acquiring the daily fantasy sports company Monkey Knife Fight in an all-stock transaction that further widens the fast-growing company's drive to add casino, online sports betting and media companies. Providence, Rhode Island-based Bally's becomes the third U.S. sports betting company to have a daily fantasy sports component, along with DraftKings and FanDuel.
Vice President Kamala Harris ceremonially swears-in Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. His is the country’s first African American to hold that post.
Jan.25 -- Moderna Chief Executive Officer Stephane Bancel says Covid-19 is not going away. He says the company wants to develop a shot that can protect you from the flu and Covid-19. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."
European stock markets fell Monday on news that France might be headed for a fresh lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Italy skipper Marco Bortolami will take over next season from Kieron Crowley as coach of Treviso, where he is currently in charge of the forwards, the Pro14 side announced on Monday.
Newly formed cinema collective Indian Women Rising has boarded Student Academy Award-winning short film “Bittu” as presenter. IWR will shepherd the film through its Oscar campaign. Based on a real life incident from 2013, “Bittu” is based on the story of a close friendship between two girls (played by Rani Kumari and Renu Kumari) in […]
SpaceX set a new world record for the number of spacecraft launched by a single rocket, after deploying 143 satellites on a Jan. 24 launch from Kennedy Space Center. The launch represents a convergence of space industry trends.
Former England try-scoring machine Chris Ashton has signed for Premiership club Worcester Warriors with director of rugby Alan Solomons saying on Monday he would be a "good role model".
In “Palmer,” Justin Timberlake taps into his roots, headlining the inverse of last year’s “Hillbilly Elegy,” in which a Southern boy who went off to Yale looked back on his origins to explain the red-state attitudes that look so alien to conservatives. Here, Timberlake delivers a beer-chugging, pickup-driving, fight-picking portrait of what he might have […]
NBC and Dick Clark Productions have announced that the 2021 Billboard Music Awards will take place on Sunday, May 23. The show will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, and will serve to celebrate the hottest names in music today. The honorees are determined by their performance on the Billboard […]
For anyone who has ever wondered if this person's dog drools... The answer is yes. A lot.
The Federal Reserve this week will likely underscore its commitment to its low-interest rate policies, even as the economy recovers further from the devastation of the viral pandemic. Chair Jerome Powell is sure to strike a dovish tone at a news conference after the Fed's latest policy meeting ends Wednesday. The conditions the Fed has laid down before it would adopt any policy changes aren't close to being met, so no new actions are expected this week.
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