His response to a fan on Twitter cost an NFL player his job Friday. The New York Giants waived Janoris Jenkins after he'd called a critical fan a "retard" earlier in the week. "It's not a word that you should use," said Dave Gettleman, the team's general manager. "I made...
More than 4,000 new cases of influenza were confirmed across the country this week. The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 2.6 million cases of the flu. More than 23,000 people have been hospitalized and 1,300 have lost their lives to the illness. At least ten children are among those who have died, as numbers of laboratory-confirmed cases continue to rise. The CDC reported that 11.3% of all clinical laboratory tests for the virus during the week ending Saturday were positive. Noting that the infection rate is up from 10.2% the previous week. The CDC noted that 99% of influenza viruses are susceptible to the four FDA-approved influenza antiviral medications.
Pete Buttigieg's liberal opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination are accusing him of being beholden to big-money donors, but Buttigieg is undeterred
The Flu Has Already Killed Over 2,000 People in the US This Year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the casualty count is up to at least 2,400 people. The deaths reportedly occurred between October 1 and November 30. During this time, the virus sent over 29,000 people to the hospital. The CDC adds that the flu is widespread in 16 states. To protect yourself, the best option is a flu shot. Even if you do get influenza [after being vaccinated], it will often lessen the symptoms, reduce your chances of complications, and decrease the time that you are sick and spreading the virus to your family members, Stanford Health Care physician Eric A. Weiss, via Yahoo Lifestyle. You should also wash your hands often, especially after shaking hands with other people. Not touching your face, nose or eyes too much will reduce the risk as well. If you know someone that is sick, keep your distance for a few days. When one first gets the flu, they are most contagious three to four days after
Greta Thungberg began sitting outside the Swedish parliament to bring awareness to climate change. While she urges leaders to take action, she said she tries to say no to meetings with them now. According to Business Insider, she said they mostly perform small talk and want to take selfies. Thunberg has met with several people, such as Pope Francis and former President Barack Obama. Additionally, she has met with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Leonardo DiCaprio.
It's been 12 years since The Sopranos ended in ambiguous fashion, with viewers debating to this day whether Tony was fatally ambushed in the final scene. Now Jamie-Lynn Sigler, the actress who played daughter Meadow Soprano, is weighing in with her opinion. No, Tony didn't get whacked, she tells the...
Jeremy Corbyn to Step Down as Labour Party Leader. The socialist leader made the announcement on Friday. after the Labour Party lost a number of seats to the Conservatives in the U.K. General Election. The Conservative Party was projected to win 357 of the 650 seats in the British Parliament, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Corbyn said he will not lead the party into another election, but he will remain for a “process of reflection.”. It was the Labour Party's second General Election defeat under Corbyn. U.S. President Donald Trump celebrated the win for the Conservatives on Twitter. Looking like a big win for Boris in the U.K.! , Donald Trump, via Twitter
A Detroit power plant that was more than 100 years old has been demolished to accommodate a Jeep factory. Explosives were used to bring down the Conners Creek plant near the Detroit River. (Dec. 13)
President Trump may think Greta Thunberg needs to "chill," but his predecessor's wife thinks the young Swedish climate activist is just fine as is. After Trump called it "ridiculous" this week that Thunberg became Time magazine's youngest ever Person of the Year, telling her to work on her "anger management...
Wondering how the general election debates between President Trump and the Democratic nominee will go down? We may never find out. Two sources said to be familiar with Trump's discussions on the matter tells the New York Times the president is mulling not showing up for any such showdowns—not...
A contract worker was arrested at an Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. (Dec. 13)
A new tool could make it easier to predict whether early-stage triple-negative breast cancer will return following chemotherapy. In a new study, researchers used a liquid biopsy called FoundationOne Liquid to test for reoccurrence of the cancer. FoundationOne Liquid uses a blood test to detect circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). ctDNA values are visible in blood plasma. In studies, researchers were able to detect ctDNA in 63%, of the study participants.
Articles of Impeachment Are Approved by Party Line, House Committee Vote. By a 23 to 17 vote, the House Judiciary Committee approved the charges against President Donald Trump. The two articles of impeachment include abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges relate to Trump's alleged use of office in order to pressure the government of Ukraine to open an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Biden has emerged as the leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The vote followed 14 hours of highly partisan debate on Thursday. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is expected to vote on the articles of impeachment next week. The articles will then move to the Republican-controlled Senate for a vote. In order for a president to be removed from office, both the House and Senate must approve articles of impeachment
Harvey Weinstein’s team has reached a tentative settlement deal with many of his alleged victims. While the agreement is $25 million, it would not require Weinstein to admit any wrongdoing. The money would be paid by insurance companies representing his former studio. According to Newser, the agreement would be part of an overall $47 million settlement The settlement would be shared by more than 30 women and even set some aside for potential future claimants.
Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell is touted as "a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth." With its release Friday, critics have joined the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in pointing out that the film telling how the government and media painted a hero as a suspect in...
As of Friday, the storm is still way out over the Pacific, but it's on the move. AccuWeather's chief broadcast meteorologist has details on the timing and track of the storm.
Conservatives Achieve Sweeping Victory in ‘Historic’ UK Election. The final results for the United Kingdom’s general election are in, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party winning a majority of the available seats. . In total, the Conservatives won 365 seats, the Labour Party won 203 seats, the Scottish National Party won 48 seats and the Liberal Democrats won 11 seats. . This marks the biggest victory for the Conservatives since Margaret Thatcher’s acqusition of a third term in 1987. It also marks the worst showing for the Labour Party since 1935, which is likely why the party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, announced his resignation. Speaking to his constituents following the victory, Johnson said the results have provided “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.”. We politicians have squandered the last three years, three and a half years, in squabbles about Brexit … I will put an end to all that nonsense, and we will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes, Boris Johnson, via Al Jazeera. Johnson also echoed his policy promises of increasing investments into the National Health Service, creating an Australian-style immigration system and becoming carbon neutral by 2050. . You voted for all these things and it is now this government, this people's government, it's our solemn duty to deliver on each and every one of those commitments …, Boris Johnson, via Al Jazeera