The St. Louis Blues begin a four-game road trip Tuesday night in Las Vegas with the first game of a back-to-back against the West Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights. If season-opening trends continue for St. Louis, it should be a good night. St. Louis is 0-2-1, getting outscored 16-4 including an ugly 6-3 loss to the visiting Kings on Sunday night.
The U.S. House of Representatives delivered to the Senate on Monday a charge that former President Donald Trump incited insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol, setting in motion his second impeachment trial. Nine House Democrats who will serve as prosecutors in Trump's trial, accompanied by the clerk of the House and the acting sergeant at arms, carried the charge against Trump to the Senate in a solemn procession across the Capitol. Wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, they filed through the ornate Capitol Rotunda and into the Senate chamber, following the path that a mob of Trump supporters took on Jan. 6 as they clashed with police.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday approved The Weinstein Co’s liquidation plan, which sets aside $17 million for women who accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Delaware announced her ruling at the conclusion of a remote hearing. She noted that 83% of sexual misconduct claimants in the bankruptcy “have expressed very loudly that they want closure through acceptance of this plan, that they do not seek to have to go through any further litigation in order to receive some recovery, some possible recompense ... although it’s clear that money will never give them that.”
All seven Integrated Shield Plan insurers in Singapore will extend coverage to include COVID-19 vaccination complications that result in hospitalisation.
Pharma giant AstraZeneca has defended the efficacy of its Covid-19 vaccine after media reports said the German government had doubts about its effectiveness among those over 65.
"Singapore is just gearing up," said Irene Lim of think-tank Institute of Policy Studies, which this week held an event for around 250 local delegates at the city state's Marina Bay Sands complex, which has facilities for more than 45,000 conference attendees, a hotel, casino and restaurants. Organisers of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting are also targeting the venue, sources told Reuters, to host the 2021 event after the gathering normally held in the Swiss Alpine ski resort of Davos was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Jungle Cruise ride at Disney's theme parks in California and Florida is getting a makeover to remove what the company called "negative depictions" of some cultures. Disney said on Monday that the river boat attraction would be updated to "reflect and value the diversity of the world around us." Critics have accused Jungle Cruise, which was first launched in 1955, of having racist overtones in its depiction of some non-Western characters as savages and cannibals.
Brooks Koepka, who was the world's top-ranked golfer last February, is in the market for a new swing coach after parting ways with longtime swing coach Claude Harmon III a couple of months ago. The duo started working together in 2013, when the Koepka was playing on the European Challenge Tour. Koepka won three tournaments on the Challenge Tour in 2013, then again as a European Tour rookie in 2014.
Southern California Edison will pay $2.2 billion to settle insurance claims from a deadly, destructive wildfire sparked by its equipment in 2018, the utility announced Monday. Edison, which acknowledged no wrongdoing, said the agreement covers all claims in pending lawsuits from insurance companies related to the Woolsey fire, which blackened 151 square miles (391 square kilometers) of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. In addition, Edison said it has finalized settlements from the December 2017 Thomas fire and mudslides a month later on land that burned.
A key scene in Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman” has audiences falling in love with Paris Hilton’s underrated 2006 single, “Stars are Blind.” The film’s Stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham dance to the song affectionately while in a local pharmacy. The tango soundtracks the two characters’ budding relationship, before — spoiler alert — it […]
Las Vegas schools are planning to reopen within weeks as anger and concerns grow over US student mental health and a possible surge in suicides since they closed due to Covid-19 last March.
Singapore's Court of Appeal on Monday (25 January) heard three challenges to Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises sex between men.
China reported a fall in new COVID-19 infections as the number of cases in two of the provinces particularly hard hit by the latest coronavirus wave fell to single digits, official data showed on Tuesday. A total of 82 confirmed cases were reported in the mainland on Jan. 25, the National Health Commission said in a statement, down from 124 cases a day earlier. The Heilongjiang province reported 53 of the new cases.
Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 37.63% and 5.44%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
German American Bancorp (GABC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 38.60% and 10.57%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Southern Missouri Bancorp (SMBC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 53.49% and 12.45%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
South Korea recorded its worst growth in more than two decades in 2020, the central bank said Tuesday, but it is expected to be among the best-performing OECD economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sophisticated hackers, identity thieves and overseas criminal rings stole over $11 billion in unemployment benefits from California last year, but the extent of the fraud might grow far larger: billions more in payments are under investigation. California Labor Secretary Julie Su told reporters in a conference call Monday that of the $114 billion the state has paid in unemployment claims, about 10% — or $11.4 billion — have been confirmed as fraudulent. “There is no sugarcoating the reality,” Su said.
Misha Green is taking on Lara Croft. The “Lovecraft Country” and “Underground” creator is set to make her feature directorial debut, writing and directing the next installment of “Tomb Raider” for MGM. Alicia Vikander will reprise her role as Lara Croft in the sequel to the 2018 action flick, which earned nearly $275M at the […]
Thousands of people were expected to defy public health concerns and protest against the mistreatment of Australia's Indigenous people as the country marked its national day on Tuesday on the anniversary of the arrival of the British First Fleet in 1788. For many Indigenous Australians, who trace their lineage on the continent back 50,000 years, the Australia Day holiday is known as Invasion Day symbolising the destruction of their cultures by European settlers. In Sydney, Indigenous groups have called for protests to demand the national day be changed, although state health officials have refused to make an exemption to social distancing rules to allow for crowds of more than 500 people.