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  • Israel targets Islamic Jihad in Syria and Gaza -

    Israel targets Islamic Jihad in Syria and GazaThe hostilities came after militants attempted to plant explosives next to Gaza border, and dozens of rockets were fired at Israel, military said.


  • Trump and his entourage fail to eat anything from special vegetarian menu prepared for them on India trip -

    Trump and his entourage fail to eat anything from special vegetarian menu prepared for them on India tripDonald Trump and his entourage reportedly failed to eat a single item of a special vegetarian feast prepared for him during his trip to India.The American president and his wife, Melania, were presented with the menu during their visit to Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, one of the former homes of the Indian independence hero.


  • Iran is closing schools, scrambling for hospital places, and spraying disinfectant in the subway as coronavirus deaths and cases spike -

    Iran is closing schools, scrambling for hospital places, and spraying disinfectant in the subway as coronavirus deaths and cases spikeThe government said 12 people had died of the novel coronavirus as of Monday, though one official said the number is actually much higher.


  • A California man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and crashed into a McDonald's, police say -

    A California man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and crashed into a McDonald's, police sayPolice say a California man drove a Jeep off a parking garage and into a McDonald's. Two people dove out of the car before it crashed.


  • ?Don?t You Think You Ought to Check??: Sen. Kennedy Demands DHS Chief Provide ?Straight Answers? on Coronavirus Spread -

    ?Don?t You Think You Ought to Check??: Sen. Kennedy Demands DHS Chief Provide ?Straight Answers? on Coronavirus SpreadSenator John Kennedy on Tuesday demanded answers from acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf regarding the likely extent of the domestic coronavirus outbreak, saying the American people deserve "straight answers" about the deadly virus.During a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Kennedy asked Wolf how many cases of people infected with the coronavirus the U.S. anticipates having."You're head of Homeland Security, and your job is to keep us safe. Do you know today how many the experts are predicting?" the Louisiana Democrat-turned-Republican said."We only know that, again, we anticipate those numbers to grow in the U.S.," Wolf responded, saying that he cannot provide an "exact number.""Don't you think you ought to check on that?" Kennedy asked. "You're the secretary. I think you ought to know that answer."Kennedy also asked Wolf for answers on the mortality rate of the coronavirus, whether the U.S. has enough respirators, and when a vaccine is expected."You're the secretary of Homeland Security and you can't tell me if we have enough respirators?" Kennedy said, adding that lawmakers previously heard separate testimony that the U.S. does not have enough respirators.Kennedy also pointed out that the DHS chief's testimony does not match up with information put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."Your numbers aren't the same as CDC's. Don't you think you ought to contact them and find our whether you're right or they're right?" Kennedy said. "The American people deserve some straight answers on the coronavirus and I'm not getting them from you."Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen afterwards urged Wolf to hold "open briefings" about the situation surrounding the coronavirus, adding, "I didn't hear anything this morning that I haven't read in the newspaper."A slew of new countries on Monday confirmed their first cases of the virus, a respiratory illness that originated in China and has infected close to 80,000 people in 37 countries, killing at least 2,600.


  • Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous bus -

    Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous busAn Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that has become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the ?Into the Wild? book and movie. Alaska State Troopers say the five Italians were rescued Saturday from a camp they set up after visiting the dilapidated bus on the Stampede Trail near the interior town of Healy. The hikers were found 13 miles from the trailhead, Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain said.


  • South Korea's Moon says situation 'very grave' as mass virus tests get going -

    South Korea's Moon says situation 'very grave' as mass virus tests get goingSouth Korea's tally of cases of coronavirus cases rose to 977, fuelling fears the outbreak, which is thought to have begun in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December, is developing into a pandemic. A member of a Korean Air cabin crew tested positive for the virus, the airline said, prompting it to shut its office near Seoul's Incheon International Airport, where the crew briefing room is located. About 68% of South Korea's cases have been linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, where the first case was reported in a 61-year-old woman, but it is not known how she became infected.


  • Idaho's governor says he's hoping to speed up the extradition of doomsday mom Lori Vallow so she can face charges connected to her 2 missing kids -

    Idaho's governor says he's hoping to speed up the extradition of doomsday mom Lori Vallow so she can face charges connected to her 2 missing kidsLori Vallow, who's two children have been missing since September, was arrested on charges related to their disappearance last week.


  • China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years' jail -

    China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years' jailChina has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad, and claimed him as a citizen, prompting Stockholm to call for his release in a case that has rattled diplomatic relations. Gui, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for publishing salacious titles about China's political leaders, was snatched by authorities while on a train to Beijing in February 2018, the second time he disappeared into mainland custody. A court in the eastern city of Ningbo said Chinese-born Gui was sentenced Monday to 10 years in jail, and claimed he had also voluntarily reinstated his Chinese citizenship in 2018.


  • The Trump administration is reportedly fighting over coronavirus spending -

    The Trump administration is reportedly fighting over coronavirus spendingThe coronavirus outbreak has sparked plenty of infighting and finger-pointing within the Trump administration, according to a new report.Politico on Tuesday reported that Trump officials including acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and domestic policy chief Joe Grogan have "turned their fire" on Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar as he leads the administration's coronavirus response, feeling that he "poorly coordinated the strategy, failed to escalate the potential risks to Trump and pushed for a multibillion-dollar emergency-funding request that they initially viewed as extreme."This funding, in fact, had been a "major sticking point" between the White House and Azar before the administration ultimately sought $2.5 billion from Congress on Monday, Politico writes. In response, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the administration's request "long overdue" but "completely inadequate to the scale of this emergency," NBC News reports. Additionally, Politico reports, there was "finger-pointing and second-guessing for days" after 14 Americans with coronavirus were evacuated from a cruise ship recently. Amid all this consternation, Politico writes at least two of Azar's allies are now "worried that the secretary's job is at risk if the coronavirus response goes poorly."Speaking of worrying, Trump allies and advisers are reportedly fearful of how a "botched" response to the coronavirus could affect the economy, although Trump himself continues to downplay the crisis, tweeting on Monday that "the coronavirus is very much under control in the USA." More stories from theweek.com Harvard scientist predicts coronavirus will infect up to 70 percent of humanity Children seem remarkably resilient to coronavirus Trump calls on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor to recuse themselves from 'anything having to do with Trump'


  • Trump Says No Country Has Helped Him Win Elections, Slams Schiff -

    Trump Says No Country Has Helped Him Win Elections, Slams Schiff(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he doesn?t want help from any country to win re-election and accused House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of leaking news that U.S. authorities believe Russia is trying to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination.?I don?t want help from any country,? Trump said at a news conference in New Delhi on Tuesday, concluding a two-day trip to India. ?And I haven?t been given help from any country.?The remarks suggested that the president still disputes official U.S. conclusions that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help secure his election. In June, he said in an interview with ABC News that he would at least listen to foreigners who claimed to have damaging information on his political opponents.Sanders, a Vermont senator, confirmed last week that American intelligence officials had briefed him in January on Russian efforts to help his campaign. He didn?t reveal the briefing until after the Washington Post reported Friday that Trump and other lawmakers on Capitol Hill had been informed of the Russian interference in the campaign.Trump suggested that Democrats led by Schiff leaked news of the briefing in order to keep Sanders from winning the party?s nomination.?I think it?s disgraceful, and I think it was leaks from the Intelligence Committee, House version, and I think that they leaked it. I think probably Schiff leaked it,? he said Tuesday, without citing any evidence for his claim.Schiff previously has denied Trump?s assertion.?Bernie is probably winning and it looks like he?s winning, and he?s got a head of steam, and they maybe don?t want him for obvious reasons,? Trump said. ?So they don?t want him, so they put out a thing that Russia is backing him.?Trump has long disputed the U.S. intelligence community?s finding that Russia sought to covertly boost his campaign in 2016. ?I get it, I get the game better than anybody,? he said.(Updates with Schiff tweet in seventh paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Justin Sink in Washington at jsink1@bloomberg.net;Jordan Fabian in Washington at jfabian6@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Joshua GalluFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


  • North Korea has yet to officially report any coronavirus cases. But it just quarantined 380 foreigners. -

    North Korea has yet to officially report any coronavirus cases. But it just quarantined 380 foreigners.The majority of the quarantined individuals in the secretive, isolated country are diplomats. The nationalities of the quarantined individuals have not been identified.


  • Fake News or Reality? Did F-35s from Israel Fly Over Iran? -

    Fake News or Reality? Did F-35s from Israel Fly Over Iran?Could that be true?


  • A rare, 'cryptic' rainbow snake was spotted in a Florida forest for the first time since 1969 -

    A rare, 'cryptic' rainbow snake was spotted in a Florida forest for the first time since 1969A rainbow snake, also known as an "eel moccasin," was spotted in Florida's Ocala National Forest for the first time in five decades.


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  • Secretary of State Pompeo appeared to coordinate with Giuliani on Ukraine, new documents show -

    Secretary of State Pompeo appeared to coordinate with Giuliani on Ukraine, new documents showA trove of documents released on Friday by the State Department to American Oversight make clear that Rudy Giuliani ? who was acting as Trump?s personal attorney ? pressed American diplomats to consider the information he?d unearthed in Kyiv about corruption. Though the documents released amount to fewer than a dozen pages of emails, they nevertheless show aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unambiguously receptive to Giuliani?s overtures.


  • U.S. Supreme Court turns away religious bias claim against Walgreens -

    U.S. Supreme Court turns away religious bias claim against WalgreensThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The justices declined to review a lower court ruling in Darrell Patterson's religious discrimination lawsuit that concluded that his demand to never work on Saturday, observed as the Sabbath by Seventh-day Adventists, placed an undue hardship on Walgreens. Patterson, who had trained customer service representatives at a Walgreens call center in Orlando, was fired in 2011 after failing to show up for work on a Saturday for an urgent training session.


  • Michael Bloomberg called Goldman Sachs bankers his ?peeps? and promised to defend them, leaked tape reveals -

    Michael Bloomberg called Goldman Sachs bankers his ?peeps? and promised to defend them, leaked tape revealsPresidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is being criticised for telling bankers he would have defended them as president in a leaked audio from a private Goldman Sachs event in 2016.At the event, Mr Bloomberg first described the audience as his ?peeps?, and said that had he run for president that year, his ?first campaign platform? would have been ?to defend the banks.?


  • Tom Steyer has paid more than $40,000 to rent a property owned by Jim Clyburn's daughter -

    Tom Steyer has paid more than $40,000 to rent a property owned by Jim Clyburn's daughterBillionaire Tom Steyer is facing some criticism over his spending in South Carolina, a state where his Democratic presidential campaign is making some legitimate headway.Some people have even accused him of trying to buy votes from the state's African-American voters, which Steyer and many others have adamantly denied, The New York Times reports. One thing that's been particularly scrutinized is the Steyer campaign's rental agreement with a company owned by Jennifer Clyburn Reed, the daughter of Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest-ranking African American in Congress whose endorsement is considered key in South Carolina. Since October, the Steyer campaign has paid more than $40,000 to the company to rent one of its properties as its state headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina. A California-based bank founded by Steyer, meanwhile, has loaned $1 million to a Columbia-based bank that has one of Clyburn's sons-in-laws on its board.The campaign has brushed off the accusations of trying to procure political favor from the Clyburn family, arguing Steyer is simply committed to hiring local organizers and investing in local businesses to get his grassroots operations running. "The question isn't why Tom is doing this," Steyer spokesman Benjamin Gerdes said in a statement. "The real question is why isn't every other candidate doing it?"The politically-active Reed called the accusations of vote-buying "disturbing" and seemed a bit annoyed that people think she merely serves as a surrogate for her father. "I'm an adult," she told the Times. "There is no connection. My father has his business and I have mine. We do not vote the same way."Besides, it's probably all a moot point ? both Reed and Clyburn seem likely to back former Vice President Joe Biden. Read more at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com Harvard scientist predicts coronavirus will infect up to 70 percent of humanity Children seem remarkably resilient to coronavirus The Trump administration is reportedly fighting over coronavirus spending


  • Coronavirus updates: Senior Iranian health official tests positive as pandemic fears grow -

    Coronavirus updates: Senior Iranian health official tests positive as pandemic fears growAs 500 new cases were reported across mainland China, here is the latest for Tuesday, Feb. 25.


  • Senate FISA Abuse Investigation to Focus on Mystery Source Who Contradicted Steele Dossier -

    Senate FISA Abuse Investigation to Focus on Mystery Source Who Contradicted Steele DossierSenator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Sunday told Fox News the Senate's investigation into FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will focus on interviews the agency conducted with a Russian source who contradicted much of the information in the Steele dossier."The first thing I want to do is call the people who heard from Russian sub-source that this dossier is a bunch of bar talk and hearsay," Graham said on Fox's Sunday Morning Futures. "I want to find out when did [former FBI director James] Comey and [former FBI deputy director Andrew] McCabe understand it was not reliable and start from there."The source, known in the Justice Department Inspector General's report as "Primary Sub-Source," was former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele's only direct contact in Russia for the allegations contained in the dossier. However, the IG report states that the primary sub-source told the FBI and Justice Department that Steele's allegations were false or misleading, including the assertion of Page's involvement in what the dossier terms a "well-developed conspiracy of cooperation" between the Trump campaign and Russian government."The Primary Sub-source made statements during his/her January 2017 FBI interview that were inconsistent with multiple sections of the Steele reports, including some that were relied upon in the FISA applications," the IG report states.Following the publication of the IG report, prominent Republicans called for an overhaul of the FISA system to prevent future abuses. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported the Trump administration is considering doing just that before FISA legislation is set to expire in March.


  • 1,000 tourists on a Spanish island are quarantined in their hotel after one of them tested positive for coronavirus -

    1,000 tourists on a Spanish island are quarantined in their hotel after one of them tested positive for coronavirusThe Costa Adeje Palace is closed and its 1,000 guests stuck inside after an Italian guest was found to have the coronavirus in preliminary tests.


  • Two 13-year-old boys charged with murder in California library fire -

    Two 13-year-old boys charged with murder in California library fireCharges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys linked to a library fire at California's Porterville City Library that killed two firefighters.


  • South Korea's F-15K Slam Eagle Fighters Could Make North Korea Hurt -

    South Korea's F-15K Slam Eagle Fighters Could Make North Korea HurtAnd North Korea has taken notice.


  • Two-Thirds of the World?s Most Polluted Cities Are in India -

    Two-Thirds of the World?s Most Polluted Cities Are in India(Bloomberg) -- Several Chinese cities, including Beijing, have dramatically improved their air quality in recent years, while Indian metropolises remain some of the world?s worst polluted, according to a new report.Beijing -- once infamous for its toxic haze -- has reduced smog levels and dropped down a list of the world?s most polluted cities, falling to 199 from 84 three years before, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report published Tuesday by IQAir AirVisual. In contrast, India still dominated its list of the smoggiest urban areas, accounting for 14 of the top 20.Despite new government policies meant to address the issue, New Delhi?s air quality has fallen from where it was five years ago, rising to the fifth-worst spot globally and making it by far the world?s most polluted major city, the report said. The worst-ranked city -- Ghaziabad -- is a Delhi suburb, as are a number of others ranked separately in the top 20.India, China and other Asian countries remain disproportionately affected by toxic air as a result of factors ranging from crowded cities, vehicular exhaust, coal-fired power plants, agricultural burning and industrial emissions. The issue is hardly tangential. The World Health Organization estimates that dirty air kills around 7 million people each year, while the World Bank says it drains the global economy of $5 trillion annually.Even before the coronavirus outbreak and trade war slowed China?s smog-producing industries, Chinese officials had mobilized the country?s top-down, authoritarian state to implement -- and enforce -- sweeping measures, as well as shifting production away from its biggest cities. A recent report from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air separately found that Beijing and Shanghai had seen ?major progress,? while levels of fine particular called PM 2.5 increased in other parts of the country.India faces a starkly different situation. Across much of northern India, air quality remains catastrophic as politicians prioritize economic growth and spar over responsibility. Many citizens are still unaware of health concerns and resource-starved agencies struggle to carry out new -- or even existing -- measures designed to curb the smog.?In Beijing, it?s a priority -- in China, when they say something, they do it, they put the resources in,? said Yann Boquillod, AirVisual?s director of air quality monitoring. ?In India, it?s just starting. People need to put more pressure on government.?A spokesman for India?s environment ministry didn?t respond to a request for comment.Why Winter Brings Deadly Smog to India?s Capital: QuickTakeIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s government has won praise for promoting solar power and improving emission standards. It has handed out millions of gas canisters to reduce the number of families using smoky household cooking fires. In January of last year, the government also launched the National Clean Air Programme.But these measures haven?t had a serious impact on increased coal power plant usage, dust left by the thousands of under-regulated construction sites and exhaust from millions of new cars and motorcycles. Air quality experts have also criticized the national program for lacking strong enforcement and funding.Although many Indian cities saw progress between 2018 and 2019, ?unfortunately these improvements are not representative of the very recent, but promising National Clean Air Programme? and cleaner fuel standards, according to the AirVisual report.Indians Are Addicted to Cheap Coal Power and It?s Killing ThemInstead, the authors said, they signal a lagging economy, which grew at about 5% -- the slowest expansion since 2009 -- compared with 8.3% in 2017. The deadly air also kills roughly 1.2 million Indians each year, according to a recent study in the Lancet.While President Donald Trump visited the Indian capital and met with Modi on Tuesday, New Delhi was ranked by AirVisual as the world?s most polluted city. PM 2.5 levels soared as high as 199 -- more than double the local annual average last year.India was far from the only country that remained deeply challenged by smog. Although several Chinese cities -- including Shanghai -- saw improvement in air quality, Kashgar and Hotan in the restive, western Xinjiang region were among the world?s worst.Cities across Asia -- including Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Jakarta and Seoul -- saw sharp increases in PM 2.5 levels. Since 2017, Jakarta saw pollution increase by 66%, making it the worst in Southeast Asia. In Thailand, Chiang Mai and Bangkok both saw a number of extremely smoggy days -- some of which led authorities in the capital to close schools -- resulting from construction, diesel fuel and crop fires in surrounding regions.The problem is particularly challenging for South Asian countries. Using a weighted population average, Bangladesh was actually ranked the world?s most polluted country, while its capital Dhaka was the second worst after Delhi. Pakistan was the second-most-polluted country, while Afghanistan, India and Nepal were all in the top 10.(Updates with details of Trump visit to Delhi in 13th paragraph. A previous version of this story corrected the labeling of Delhi and Chennai on the chart showing pollution levels of Indian cities.)\--With assistance from Bibhudatta Pradhan.To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in Hong Kong at imarlow1@bloomberg.net;Hannah Dormido in Hong Kong at hdormido@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Chris KayFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • Democrats' strategy to stop Sanders could be fatally flawed -

    Democrats' strategy to stop Sanders could be fatally flawedAs the results of the Nevada caucuses showed Sen. Bernie Sanders solidifying his status as a ? or the ? Democratic frontrunner, those in the party who fear his nomination mounted increasingly panicked calls for other candidates to drop out and allow the opposition to coalesce around a single challenger.


  • U.S. health officials raise alarm about likely local spread of coronavirus -

    U.S. health officials raise alarm about likely local spread of coronavirusWASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday alerted Americans to begin preparing for the spread of coronavirus in the United States after the flu-like virus surfaced in several more countries. The announcement signals a change in tone for the U.S. health agency, which had largely been focused on efforts to stop the virus from entering the country and quarantining individuals traveling from China. "The data over the past week about the spread in other countries has raised our level of concern and expectation that we are going to have community spread here," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the CDC head of respiratory diseases, told reporters on a conference call.


  • Rush Limbaugh is under fire for claiming the coronavirus is a 'common cold' being 'weaponized' to bring down Trump -

    Rush Limbaugh is under fire for claiming the coronavirus is a 'common cold' being 'weaponized' to bring down TrumpLimbaugh accused China of bioterrorism, claiming it was using the coronavirus to destroy the US economy.


  • Australian special forces probed for alleged Afghan war crimes -

    Australian special forces probed for alleged Afghan war crimesAustralia is investigating more than 50 alleged war crimes by the country's special forces in Afghanistan, including the killing of civilians and prisoners, the military watchdog said Tuesday. An annual report by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force said 55 separate incidents were being investigated as part of a years-long probe into allegations Australian soldiers committed war crimes while serving in Afghanistan. The probe was launched in 2016 in response to what the watchdog called "rumours" of "very serious wrongdoing" over more than a decade by members of Australian special forces in Afghanistan.


  • New Virginia sentencing law ends high court's DC sniper case -

    New Virginia sentencing law ends high court's DC sniper caseLee Boyd Malvo, the Washington, D.C., area sniper, and Virginia agreed Monday to dismiss a pending Supreme Court case after the state changed criminal sentencing law for juveniles. Under the new law, signed by Gov. Ralph Northam earlier in the day, people serving life terms for crimes they committed before they turned 18 can be considered for parole after serving at least 20 years. The two sides agreed that Malvo's life term would remain in effect, though he will have a chance at parole early in 2024.


  • NASA space telescope spots a double star system with an alter ego -

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  • An official leading South Korea's battle against COVID-19 says he's a member of a doomsday cult where a virus 'super-spreader' event occurred -

    An official leading South Korea's battle against COVID-19 says he's a member of a doomsday cult where a virus 'super-spreader' event occurred"If we have another Daegu in this country, I can't imagine what would happen," a professor said since medical resources are being stretched thin.


  • Missing Tennessee toddler's grandmother and her boyfriend extradited after arrest -

    Missing Tennessee toddler's grandmother and her boyfriend extradited after arrestEvelyn Boswell, a Tennessee toddler who is 15 months old, was last seen in December. An Amber Alert was issued for her on Wednesday.


  • Sunk: How Sweden Sent America's USS Ronald Reagan to the Bottom of the Sea -

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  • Russia Unveils Laika, Its Next-Gen Nuclear Attack Submarine -

    Russia Unveils Laika, Its Next-Gen Nuclear Attack SubmarineIt looks like an exotic sea creature.


  • Ginni Thomas: SCOTUS justice's wife leading right-wing effort to purge officials 'disloyal' to Trump -

    Ginni Thomas: SCOTUS justice's wife leading right-wing effort to purge officials 'disloyal' to TrumpA group of pro-Trump activists led by Ginni Thomas has reportedly compiled lists of ?disloyal? government officials it wants sacked.


  • United Airlines dished out $10,000 each to 9 passengers who were forced to downgrade from business class to 'Premium Plus' -

    United Airlines dished out $10,000 each to 9 passengers who were forced to downgrade from business class to 'Premium Plus'United offered $10,000 travel vouchers to nine passengers who agreed to sit in "Priority Plus" rather than business class during an 11-hour flight from New Jersey to Hawaii.


  • Trump claims he wants "no help" from any country with election -

    Trump claims he wants "no help" from any country with electionPresident Trump addressed election meddling, the coronavirus and trade in a New Delhi press conference.


  • Egypt executes eight men over church bombings: sources -

    Egypt executes eight men over church bombings: sourcesEgypt has executed eight men sentenced to death over deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group on churches and a police checkpoint, judicial and medical sources said Tuesday. The convicts, whose final appeal against the death penalty was denied in May last year, were put to death at dawn on Monday, the sources said.


  • China said it would relax its lockdown of Wuhan's 11 million residents, only to immediately reintroduce it -

    China said it would relax its lockdown of Wuhan's 11 million residents, only to immediately reintroduce itWuhan announced that some people could leave the locked-down city, only to reverse the announcement hours later as the coronavirus spreads.


  • Americans Show Fresh Signs of Panic as Coronavirus Cases Jump Again -

    Americans Show Fresh Signs of Panic as Coronavirus Cases Jump AgainThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday that the number of 2019 novel coronavirus cases in the United States rose from 34 on Friday to 53 as more passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship tested positive for the disease. The virus quickly spread among 695 passengers aboard the Carnival cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, and has since killed at least two and forced many of the rest into quarantine and isolation. The U.S. State Department eventually repatriated those Americans who wished to come home, though local officials across the United States have shown signs of resistance to housing the potentially infected in state or federal facilities. COVID-19, as the virus is officially known, has infected more than 79,000 people in two dozen countries and killed at least 2,600. Businesses across the world have responded by canceling conferences and restricting travel, especially to China. U.S. financial markets plunged Monday as the number of confirmed cases rose in South Korea, Italy, and Iran. Meanwhile, at least one man in Miami was facing a medical bill for up to thousands of dollars after a coronavirus scare. He was ultimately diagnosed with the flu, but the case showed the potential for people with high cost health plans to rack up fees as panic spreads in a country without universal health care.The Ticking Coronavirus Time Bomb: America?s UninsuredEven as the petri dish of the Diamond Princess and the surge in cases in Europe and the Middle East have captured the world?s attention, the vast majority of cases remain in China, where the virus was first documented in December.Still, the emergence of the virus has produced a range of emotional responses across American professions and demographic groups. The possibility of infection has previously caused panic among ride-share drivers, while teenagers have pretended to be infected with the virus to prompt others to share their videos. There have also been reports of bullying and discrimination against students of Asian descent.Now residents of Salt Lake City appear to be projecting their fears of the virus onto Shen Yun, a dance troupe known as much for its ubiquitous marketing as for its traditional Chinese performances. The group was slated to perform Feb. 25 and 26 in Salt Lake, and residents began calling the local and state public health departments to ask whether dancers might be contagious.Nicholas Rupp, a spokesman for the Salt Lake City health department, said his agency had received four calls since Friday from residents concerned over the risk of infection because of rumors they saw on social media. There is, he said, no basis for the rumors, as the group?s North American branch only tours in North America and therefore would not be likely to come into contact with coronavirus patients.?We?ve investigated, and we have no reason to believe that anyone associated with the troupe is ill,? he told The Daily Beast.The Utah State Department of Health has also received calls about this week?s Shen Yun performance and coronavirus, according to spokeswoman Charla Haley, though she said she did not know how many. She reiterated Rupp's point that the claims have no basis.One email to public health officials obtained by The Daily Beast describes a medical conspiracy by Shen Yun leadership, though the message offers no evidence. ?A friend gave me news that this group just finished performing In Korea and a few of their members returned to the US with coronavirus symptoms but was prevented to seek medical help from their leader. They are suppressing their members to leak the news so no performing schedules will be interrupted,? the email reads. The writer?s name has been redacted. The emailer expressed doubts about the provenance of the information but decided acting on it was better than staying silent.?A group of SL local people are asking the public to call Mitt Romney, SL mayor Office and the health department to stop them from coming. I don?t know where this source is from. Too many fake news these days but if this one happens to be true I would do my share of citizen duties to call to the officials.?Staffers at Shen Yun appear to be aware of the perception, however baseless, that dancers might be infected, as well. The group published an undated press release dispelling the whispers: ?Shen Yun Is Not From China, Shows In No Way Affected By Coronavirus.?Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


  • Pakistani woman accused of blasphemy seeks asylum in France -

    Pakistani woman accused of blasphemy seeks asylum in FranceA Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, and who faced death threats from Islamic extremists, said she is going to request asylum in France. Asia Bibi will receive her diploma Tuesday as a Citizen of Honor of the city of Paris, a title she was awarded in 2015. Bibi has lived in Canada since she was released by Pakistan last year.


  • A British Tank Army Expected to Last Just a Few Days Against the Russians -

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