Can you cure an inguinal hernia without surgery?


Can you cure an inguinal hernia without surgery? Hernias don’t go away on their own. Only surgery can repair a hernia. Many people are able to delay surgery for months or even years. And some people may never need surgery for a small hernia.

Early cannabis use linked to heart disease — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Smoking cannabis when you’re young may increase your risk of developing heart disease later, according to a recent University of Guelph study. In the first study to look at specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users, researchers found subtle but potentially important changes in heart and artery function. Cigarette […]

Do bananas help empty bowels?


Do bananas help empty bowels? Green bananas, in particular, have been shown to help with diarrhea. Bananas are also packed with fiber, prebiotics, and probiotics, all of which help with digestion.. For people with digestive conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, eating foods that aid with digestion may be particularly important.

Bill Cassidy on GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’


[ad_1] “If we idolize one person, we will lose,” Cassidy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “And that’s kind of clear from the last election.” Cassidy, a moderate, was one of seven GOP senators who joined all Senate Democrats in voting to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, but the 57 […]

The best meal prep containers


[ad_1] (CNN) —   Americans are eating more meals at home and are facing new meal prep challenges. According to Supermarket News, 55% of shoppers polled in a study called “Covid-19: Reinventing How America Eats” said they’re eating at home more frequently because of the pandemic. As we head into a new year, we spoke […]

Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future


[ad_1] The new sexual harassment allegation emerged Saturday evening in an article in the New York Times. Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, told the newspaper that during one of several uncomfortable encounters, Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life during a conversation in his State Capitol […]

School reopening: Here’s why it’s so hard


[ad_1] Unlike other countries, the US leaves school control at the local level, and the challenges to providing in-person instruction are not the same everywhere, making it nearly impossible to create effective federal and even state-level guidance as the pandemic wears on. Some buildings don’t have enough space to spread students out, while others don’t […]

Psaki: ‘More effective ways’ to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for Khashoggi’s murder than sanctioning crown prince


[ad_1] “We believe there is more effective ways to make sure this doesn’t happen again and to also be able to leave room to work with the Saudis on areas where there is mutual agreement — where there is national interests for the United States. That is what diplomacy looks like,” Psaki told CNN’s Dana […]

As one Virginia school district prepares to reopen, educators and families balance Covid precautions and normal instruction


[ad_1] Half of the class will be there physically, with the other half watching from home. This week, public schools in the county will open their classroom doors for the first time in almost a year. It’s a hybrid model — students in each grade will be in the school just two days a week. […]

Apple had a blowout quarter in China. But can its success there continue?


[ad_1] Sales in the greater China region grew a whopping 57% from the same period in the previous year, topping more than $21 billion, thanks to strong demand for the iPhone 12. The results marked a big win in a key market for Apple (AAPL) — China sales made up nearly 20% of the company’s […]

Rev. C.T. Vivian’s new memoir a guidebook for today’s activists


[ad_1] The Baptist minister and director of national affiliates for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had led a group of people to register to vote in Selma, Alabama, on February 16, 1965. “I had to get back up because otherwise people would have been defeated by violence. We can never allow violence to defeat […]

Remember when Jane Fonda revolutionized exercise in a leotard and leg warmers?


[ad_1] Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Remember when Jane Fonda became the queen of 1980s at-home exercise? Released in 1982, “Jane Fonda’s Workout” is one of the bestselling VHS tapes of all time. Following on the heels of her New York Times bestseller of the previous year, “Jane Fonda’s Workout Book,” the home video helped […]

Q&A: How the scars of Flint’s water crisis shake city’s faith in Covid-19 vaccine


[ad_1] In 2014, the state’s public officials assured the residents that their water was safe to drink. It wasn’t. Now, with the coronavirus vaccine rolling out across the country, some Flint residents are wondering whether or not it’s safe to take. Hesitancy is particularly high in some Black communities, which have a history of being […]

US calls for withdrawal of Eritrean forces in Ethiopia


[ad_1] His call came a day after investigations by CNN and Amnesty International into the massacre of civilians in two separate assaults in the northern Tigray region late last year. Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against leaders in the Tigray region. […]

It’s the US’ deadliest avalanche season in years. Experts say Covid is partially to blame


[ad_1] Some experts say it’s also to blame for a recent spike in avalanche deaths. Seriously. So far this winter season, 32 people have died in US avalanches, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). That’s not far from the record 36 deaths set in 2008 and reached again in 2010. But a unique […]

US Coronavirus: Experts say the green light for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine helps bring US a step closer to normalcy


[ad_1] “This is really great news,” Dr. Esther Choo, a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, told CNN Saturday. “Johnson & Johnson vaccine… performs very well, still has an outstanding safety profile and then has the added benefit of tremendous convenience.” “It’s been such a challenge to get even a single […]

Dozens of Hong Kong former lawmakers charged under national security law


[ad_1] If found guilty of “conspiracy to commit subversion” they could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Those charged were among 53 people — many prominent former lawmakers, activists and district councilors — who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating in a primary election for the city’s democratic opposition last […]

Doctor: I’m worried the Olympics can’t be made safe against Covid


[ad_1] I, like many other public health professionals, am concerned that these measures may be both too little and too late. I worry deeply about the implications of the Games for the health of three groups: the athletes and staff; the spectators and their home country; and the host community itself. Currently, there are simply […]

Italy’s $1 home bonanza: Find out why not everyone is happy


[ad_1] (CNN) — Dozens of towns in Italy have been selling abandoned dwellings for a song, sparking a new kind of gold rush as enthusiastic buyers from all over the world try to secure a bargain in beautiful, remote villages. The deal is seen as a win-win, with dying communities getting an influx of new […]

How the Czech Republic slipped into a Covid disaster, one misstep at a time


[ad_1] Instead, the current Czech catastrophe is akin to death by a thousand cuts, a result of dozens of tiny missteps, late decisions and botched public health messages, experts tell CNN. On Friday, the government conceded it had no other choice but to impose a very strict lockdown starting Monday, just as much of the […]

Social media rallies thousands to sign up for bone marrow in effort to help a mother and son team beat cancer


[ad_1] For California mom Kimberly Crompton, the painful realization “hit like a ton of bricks.” Breathless, shocked, and overwhelmed, Crompton tells CNN she could not believe what doctors were saying on the other side of the phone. For over a year, this mom of three has been in a fierce race against time to save […]

Georgia boat rescue: 4 children and 2 adults were rescued off the Georgia coast


[ad_1] The 17-foot boat was near the entrance to the St. Marys River on the Florida-Georgia border when it hit something and started taking on water, the Nassau County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. The US Coast Guard cutter Sea Dragon was returning from offshore and launched a small boat crew to […]

Opinion: Potato Head is getting with the times. So should Congress


[ad_1] Hasbro has announced it is dropping the gendered honorific “Mr.” from the brand name of its popular Potato Head toy. The move, a seemingly innocuous one that follows in the inclusive footsteps of other brands like Mattel and Target, has sparked the fury of the internet mob once again exposing its ugly underbelly of […]

Myanmar’s UN ambassador fired after anti-coup speech as military intensifies crackdown on protesters


[ad_1] State television MRTV announced Kyaw Moe Tun’s removal on Saturday evening local time, saying he had “abused the power and responsibilities of a permanent ambassador” and that he “betrays the country.” Speaking to Reuters following his firing, Kyaw Moe Tun said that he “decided to fight back as long as I can.” The announcement […]

Two people were injured in a 30-vehicle pileup in Montana


[ad_1] The victims jumped from the Yellowstone River Bridge during the accident to avoid being hit by one of the cars, the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) tweeted. They were hospitalized and are expected to recover. “The cause appears to be the whiteout/zero visibility conditions brought on by a sudden snow squall,” Montana Department of Justice […]

The people who shared details of the Covid-19 pandemic that Beijing left out


[ad_1] Meet the truthtellers Chen Mei was perhaps an unlikely hero of the coronavirus pandemic. Chen Mei Chen Mei What he did Archived and republished articles about the early days of the coronavirus on Terminus 2049, including interviews with Ai Fen and Li Wenliang, and a Caixin investigation into the early days of the outbreak. […]

CPAC 2021 speeches: 2024 GOP prospects seek their own breakout moments at Trump-dominated conference


[ad_1] Though it will take years for the 2024 race to fully take shape, this year’s CPAC in Orlando, Florida, offered a window into a GOP primary dominated by a new Republican Party built around the grievances that animated Trump’s campaigns and his presidency.  Speakers embraced Trump’s lies about the 2020 election being rigged. Organizers built […]

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine gets emergency use authorization from FDA


[ad_1] With more than 28.5 million confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 511,000 reported deaths in the US since the start of the pandemic, and while the demand for vaccine still far exceeds supply, these vaccines can’t come soon enough. “A third safe and effective vaccine is very welcome news,” Andy Slavitt, the White House’s senior […]

Coronavirus vaccines: How J&J’s is different from the others


[ad_1] Two vaccines are already being distributed in the US — one made by Moderna and another made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The new vaccine, made by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine division, is a little different. Here’s how. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is designed to be given as a single dose. […]

Ben Sasse blasts party for ‘weird worship of one dude’ after Nebraska GOP rebukes him for impeachment vote


[ad_1] The Nebraska GOP’s state central committee formally expressed its disappointment but stopped short of a formal censure, though the resolution said Sasse “stands rebuked” by the Nebraska GOP. The senator, who was reelected last fall with 63% of the vote, dismissed the decision in a statement on Saturday, saying, “Most Nebraskans don’t think politics […]

NASA’s Mars rover had a secret message in its parachute. Meet the man behind it


[ad_1] The footage gave the world a glimpse of an often entirely invisible process, including the deployment of the parachute to slow down the spacecraft after entering the atmosphere. The 70.5-foot supersonic parachute was an extraordinary engineering challenge, said Ian Clark, systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Clark, who has been […]

Highways that destroyed Black neighborhoods are crumbling. Some want to undo that legacy


[ad_1] Camara says her parents moved when she was a baby to another Shreveport neighborhood, Allendale, where she still lives. But now her current home is at risk of being bulldozed so that a second highway, Interstate 49, can connect directly through the city. The Shreveport leaders who want to trade Camara’s home for a […]

Satellite images reveal extent of damage caused by Biden administration’s first military action


[ad_1] What he likely heard was the sound of seven 500-pound bombs slamming into a compound near the border. The compound, according to the Pentagon, was used by two Iranian-affiliated Iraqi militias, Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid Al-Shuhada. Before-and-after satellite images released by Maxar Technologies, a space technology company, show vividly just how much destruction […]

Trump supporters who breached the Capitol: ‘It was not Antifa’


[ad_1] Many of the alleged rioters facing charges also embraced this conspiracy. But according to a CNN review of court documents, nearly a dozen defendants have explicitly pushed back, saying that they and other Trump supporters deserve the credit for storming the Capitol — not Antifa. “There’s a lot of memes and posts flying around […]

Opinion: Obama and Springsteen’s podcast reveals a key problem


[ad_1] The podcast’s release comes in the midst of a bit of controversy caused by the musician half of the duo (Springsteen’s Super Bowl ad for Jeep had been pulled after news broke that he had been charged with a DWI; that charge has been dropped and the ad returned to airwaves). But even before […]

Ron Klain emerges as a force behind the scenes — and on Twitter


[ad_1] A month into the job, he is facing the most significant blowback of his tenure after pushing for a controversial friend to lead Biden’s budget office without consulting first with key senators, leading to questions about overconfidence in dealing with an evenly divided Senate. Central figure Since the moment Klain was selected to serve […]

Black people in history: Little-known figures to know


[ad_1] Long before Venus and Serena Williams, another tall, young Black woman shook up the staid world of tennis with her powerful serve and brilliant play. She was Althea Gibson, and tennis had long been a segregated sport when her skill and strength broke the color barrier in the 1950s. Gibson’s path to tennis stardom […]

A Golden Globes production veteran explains how to put together a show during a pandemic


[ad_1] Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 78th Golden Globes will be unlike any other in its history. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and presenters will preside over the festivities from two on-site locations in New York and Los Angeles and nominees will attend remotely. That has meant triple the coordination for Trueblood, a […]

Nigeria: 42 people including students abducted last week released


[ad_1] The released group included 27 students, teachers and family members, the state government said in a statement at the time of the kidnapping. The gunmen, wearing military fatigues according to witnesses, stormed the Government Science Secondary School Kagara on February 17. A student who died during the attack was named as Benjamin Habila. The […]

Best yoga mats of 2021


[ad_1] (CNN) —   Not all yoga mats are created equally. Key things to keep in mind when mat shopping are grip, thickness, material and size — not to mention your preferred workout. If you’re an advanced yogi who prefers feeling rooted to the floor, for example, you’re going to want a thinner mat. Recovering […]

What Matters: A third vaccine will bring us one step closer to normal


[ad_1] This one is from Johnson & Johnson. If authorized, it would mean another 20 million vaccine doses could be in circulation by the end of March. This vaccine is not as completely effective as the two other vaccines already authorized from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, but it’s good enough to get on the market and […]

LeBron James hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism


[ad_1] Ibrahimovic in an interview on Thursday said sportspeople like four-time NBA champion James, who has been one of the NBA’s leading voices against racial injustice and police brutality, should avoid making the mistake of getting involved in political matters and instead focus on only sports. “I will never shut up about things that are […]

Climate pledges ‘far short’ of meeting Paris Agreement goals, UN warns


[ad_1] He described 2021 as a “make or break year” following the release of a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) report analyzing the updated climate action plans submitted by 75 nations ahead of November’s COP26 climate summit which found that current policies won’t come close to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. […]

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola


[ad_1] Next week, the US government will start directing travelers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo to six US airports, according to the CDC. Airlines will collect information from all passengers boarding flights to the US who were in either country within the previous 21 days, and share the data with the CDC […]

Myanmar’s UN ambassador pleads for immediate global action to help overturn coup


[ad_1] Kyaw Moe Tun, remaining loyal to the civilian government ousted on February 1, delivered a dramatic speech while addressing the assembly on Friday. “We need further strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, to stop oppressing the innocent people, to return the state power to the people and […]

Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming


[ad_1] In Japan, only about 18,000 doses have been administered, according to the Japanese government. Like the US, Japan is using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of its program. Yet Japanese regulators took two more months to approve its use. The government says it has been deliberately cautious. After a series of vaccine scandals stretching […]

Anna Hursey: Table tennis prodigy is helping US President Biden tackle the climate crisis


[ad_1] Yet it isn’t her sporting abilities attracting attention, rather her environmental advocacy, a topic she cares passionately about. That led to the US Embassy getting in touch with Hursey’s mom and dad earlier this year, inviting the youngster to work with US President Joe Biden in his mission to tackle the climate crisis. “I […]

For Black runners, every stride comes with a fear they can’t outrun


[ad_1] He wears a brightly colored wool hat in the winter, fearing a dark one could get him mistaken for a ski mask-donning attacker. He throws on a reflective vest to make it clear he’s a runner and not a loiterer. When he sees police officers, he waves emphatically so they can remember him as […]

A family is trying to get ‘orbisculate’ into the dictionary to honor their dad who died of Covid-19


[ad_1] “I was trying to tell people about my dad and how he was really funny, creative and very original and always could see the humor and the bright side of the situation. I kept on coming back to the word orbisculate as a way to sort of capture that,” Hilary Krieger, Neil’s daughter, told […]

TWA Flight 800 wreckage to be destroyed years after explosion


[ad_1] All 230 people on board the Paris-bound flight were killed. The Boeing 747 was destroyed, and the wreckage fell into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of Long Island, New York. The reconstructed wreckage has been used in accident investigation training courses for nearly 20 years, the NTSB said in a […]

US coronavirus: Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a valuable weapon and its roll out will be quick, officials say


[ad_1] That amount could increase Covid-19 vaccination for states by 25% and would be delivered in as quickly as one or two days in the first week, the chief executive officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officials Lori Tremmel Freeman said. Vaccine administration has already been increasing, with 2.2 million more […]

6 hearty soups — and how to store them


[ad_1] “People get so excited about soup,” said Caroline Wright, author of the forthcoming cookbook “Soup Club” and founder of a Seattle-based weekly community soup club. “Soup is more than a food, it’s also sort of a mood. It’s very nourishing and it makes people feel safe and comforted.” And while we can’t control the […]

Anti-Asian attacks are on the rise in NYC. The city is pushing to combat it.


[ad_1] Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that the city’s Office for Preventing Hate Crimes and other agencies are meeting with Asian community leaders to discuss the recent incidents. The city has also launched a new webpage — “NYC.Gov/StopAsianHate” — through which people may report bias incidents or hate crimes. The new webpage has fostered […]

Questions grow about discrimination’s role in the hurdles Biden’s nominees are facing


[ad_1] It’s not yet possible to make hard data comparisons with past administrations, in part because the confirmation process is ongoing and in part because Biden’s picks have been more diverse overall. But there is a growing sense of frustration about the obstacles that some of these nominees are facing. “The principle here is — […]

15 years ago a woman found a family portrait in a used book. Now, she’s returning it


[ad_1] Victoria Johnson came across the decades-old photo 15 years ago in a book she bought at a used book store. “I found this picture in whatever book it was and I was just so mesmerized by it,” Johnson told CNN. “I just wanted to know who this family was.” The lost photo depicted a […]

Covid-19 vaccines allegedly stolen, expired and inappropriately administered in Tennessee county, state investigation finds


[ad_1] A total of 2,500 doses were either expired or wasted in Shelby County over a 20-day period from February 3 to February 23, according to a timeline of findings released by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) as part of an investigation. Additionally, two children were “inappropriately vaccinated” for Covid-19 at a Shelby County […]

Opinion: Trump has CPAC, but Biden has kryptonite


[ad_1] What should President Biden do? Trump will inevitably launch a few rhetorical grenades at the new administration, so does Biden need to respond? Will saying nothing simply give his defeated predecessor a platform to disseminate falsehoods, disinformation and smears without any sort of retribution? Will this be the beginning of another birther-style campaign, where […]

Pokémon at 25: How 151 fictional species took over the world


[ad_1] Written by Oscar Holland, CNN When the Gameboy titles “Pocket Monsters: Red” and “Pocket Monsters: Green” were first released in Japan in 1996, few could have predicted what came next. The concept was simple enough: Players would traverse a fictional world capturing, training and battling the creatures that inhabited it — a mission encapsulated […]

Three people killed in Georgia plane crash


[ad_1] The plane, a single-engine Cessna-182, crashed about two miles northeast of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville shortly after takeoff, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Emma Duncan in a statement to CNN. Hall County Fire Service responded to the crash around 6 p.m. ET and found three adult occupants deceased, Hall County Fire Service […]

Biden promises to help winter storm-battered Texas recover: ‘We’re in it for the long haul’


[ad_1] In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the President visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, […]

A Texas woman was killed after a tire flew off another vehicle and struck her windshield


[ad_1] CNN affiliate KTRK reported the 52-year-old woman was driving home from her son’s baseball game when the left front tire and wheel flew off a Dodge pickup truck headed in the opposite direction. The tire flew over the concrete barrier in the highway’s median and struck the mother as she was driving her GMC […]

Massacre in the mountains: How an Ethiopian festival turned into a killing spree


[ad_1] The corpses, some dressed in white church robes drenched in blood, were scattered in arid fields, scrubby farmlands and a dry riverbed. Others had been shot on their doorsteps with their hands bound with belts. Among the dead were priests, old men, women, entire families and a group of more than 20 Sunday school […]

FDA vaccine advisers recommend authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine


[ad_1] The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted unanimously to recommend EUA of the vaccine in people 18 and older. If the FDA acts on the recommendation — and it’s expected to do so quickly — the vaccine will become the third authorized for use in the United States. It will […]

Fact checking CPAC’s first day: multiple false claims about the election


[ad_1] The CPAC schedule made clear in advance that the conference — taking place in Orlando instead of its usual home just outside Washington, DC — would feature election-related lying. Over three days, the CPAC agenda includes seven separate panels or speeches under the title of “protecting elections” — plus appearances by other prominent figures, […]

These stocks are set to benefit from a post-Covid travel rebound


[ad_1] Airbnb, for example, issued an upbeat outlook in its first quarterly earnings report since going public in December. “Travel is coming back and we are laser-focused on preparing for the travel rebound,” said Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky in the company’s earnings release Thursday. Airbnb’s stock has soared nearly 200% since its IPO, and although […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Why Americans shouldn’t turn their noses up at J&J’s coronavirus vaccine


[ad_1] For several months, public health experts have praised the approximately 95% efficacy seen in vaccines by Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna. But the data surrounding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, developed by the company’s vaccine arm, Janssen, falls short of that figure. But those comparisons aren’t fair, experts say. They say the Johnson & Johnson vaccine […]

House vote key first step for Democrats’ stimulus plans


[ad_1] This package, the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes work by a dozen committees, a strategic and aggressive lobbying campaign targeted both inside and outside the beltway, and the “iron fist” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi keeping her troops in line, is major. If it felt smooth, uneventful or quiet, it’s because you are dealing […]

New study finds Netflix needs more Latinx shows and movies


[ad_1] The Netflix (NFLX) diversity audit was conducted last year by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, an entertainment industry diversity think tank, which unveiled its findings on Friday. Researchers examined 126 Netflix original movies and 180 original scripted series posted on the platform from January 2018 through December 2019. The demographic analysis revealed just 4.5% […]

Best Smart Plugs of 2021


[ad_1] (CNN) —   For those who want to enter the smart home realm without actually investing in smart devices, a smart plug — which adds a touch of automation to lamps, coffee machines and other everyday devices — is the way to go. Essentially, a smart plug is a moveable outlet paired with connectivity […]

Fully vaccinated people can gather individually with minimal risk, Fauci says


[ad_1] A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the […]

Covid relief bill: The House is set for a historic down payment on Biden’s legacy


[ad_1] Yet the extreme circumstances of a pandemic, an ex-President’s impeachment trial and a partisan split over the contents of the legislation have so far tended to obscure the Covid relief plan’s significance. The bill, which the House of Representatives is expected to pass Friday with Democratic votes, has the symbolic weight and financial power […]

Texas power outages: Mother who lost her three children in a fire after they were trying to stay warm speaks out


[ad_1] Jackie Pham Nguyen lost her mother, Loan Le, and her three children, Olivia, 11, Edison, 8, and Colette, 5 in a fire while trying to stay warm at her home in the Houston suburb of Sugarland during the power outages that crippled the state. When the power went out in her house, the family […]

Johnson & Johnson: FDA advisers to consider third Covid-19 vaccine Friday


[ad_1] It’s the next step in a process that could end with the new vaccine’s rollout early next week. As with the two currently authorized vaccines, advisers and federal agencies are meeting over a weekend to try to get the vaccines to the US public as soon as possible. The FDA has already considered the […]

US coronavirus: Another Covid-19 surge hangs in the balance. This is how experts say we keep it from becoming reality


[ad_1] “The question that hangs in the balance right now is, will we have a fourth surge?” the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. “Every uncontrolled spread increases the risk that there will be dangerous variants that can be more infectious, […]

Why hasn’t Biden given up on Neera Tanden yet?


[ad_1] West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D) announcement last Saturday that he would not support Tanden for the role set off a series of announcements — mostly from Republicans thought to be on the fence — that they would oppose her nomination as well. And the two Senate committees — led by Democrats — with […]

South Korea extends social distancing measures as vaccinations begin  


[ad_1] A health care worker gestures to her arm before receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a public health center in Incheon, South Korea on February 26. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg/Getty Images South Korea began its vaccine rollout on Friday as health authorities extended current social distancing measures and bans on gatherings of five or […]

US court awards $2.3 billion to USS Pueblo crew held hostage by North Korea more than 50 years ago


[ad_1] More than 100 crew members and their relatives filed a suit against North Korea in February 2018 in a federal court under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which allows victims to sue state sponsors of terrorism for torture, hostage-taking, personal injury or death. The award is among the largest sums ever handed out in […]

Russian diplomats leave North Korea by hand-pushed rail trolley due to Covid-19 restrictions


[ad_1] North Korea’s borders have been effectively locked down for months as part of the Kim Jong Un regime’s efforts to keep Covid-19 at bay, stranding the few diplomats operating inside Pyongyang. North Korean state-owned airline Air Koryo operates flights from Vladivostok in eastern Russia, but those flights have also been suspended for months. The […]

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban


[ad_1] The Muslim man in his 30s — whose name has been withheld by his lawyer to protect his privacy — filed the lawsuit after he was arrested in the central Selangor state in 2018 for attempting gay sex, which he denies. Same-sex acts are illegal in Malaysia, although convictions are rare. The country, which […]

Inside a Thailand “golf quarantine”


[ad_1] (CNN) — At six in the morning, Heo Kwang-eum tees off another day in Thailand in coronavirus quarantine — literally. He’s one of dozens of South Korean visitors spending two weeks in isolation playing golf at a resort an hour north of Bangkok. The 66-year-old businessman is one of the first group of 41 […]

New surveillance video shows the horrific attack on Lady Gaga’s dog walker


[ad_1] That video is part of the evidence that LAPD detectives are scrutinizing, according to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. The footage, recorded by a home surveillance camera, shows the dog walker on Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood on Wednesday night when a light-colored sedan slows down and stops next to him. At least two people […]

India Covaxin: Some Bhopal slum residents thought they were being vaccinated against Covid-19 but were part of clinical trials


[ad_1] Locals who recalled hearing it back in December said they scrambled to take up the offer — 750 rupees was about twice what they’d usually earn for a day’s hard labor. And many had struggled to work at all during the pandemic. “They told us it is the corona vaccine and we should get […]

Proud Boys leader has no sympathy for lawmakers targeted by Capitol riot


[ad_1]  ”I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.   More than a dozen people affiliated with the often violent, far-right  “Western Chauvinist” group have been charged for their roles in the insurrection, so CNN sat down with Tarrio to hear if he had any explanation or justification […]

Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Israel and the UK has been strong. Here’s what it’s like to live there


[ad_1] “A strong scent of marijuana drifts down the tight alleys of Jaffa’s flea market,” writes Kiley from Jaffa. “Drinking or dining in is out under Covid regulations. But ‘deliveries’ to clients in plastic chairs, using beer crates for tables on the uneven streets, mean beer and laughter flow with the easy joy of a […]

The week in 43 photos


[ad_1] Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More […]

John Geddert, who had ties to Larry Nassar, found dead after being charged with human trafficking and sex crimes, officials say


[ad_1] The 63-year-old was facing charges that included human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and lying to a peace officer, a release from Nessel’s office read. Geddert had been expected to turn himself in and be arraigned on Thursday afternoon. “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon […]

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill


[ad_1] While Democrats had pushed for the increase to be included, its removal may actually make it easier to pass the bill, senior Democratic sources believe, because it’ll avoid a messy fight over whether to strip it out of the bill and whether to compromise. The increase is still likely to be included in the […]

AT&T selling a stake in DirecTV ends an infamous saga


[ad_1] The ill-timed deal was doomed from the start. AT&T (T) bought DirecTV just as cord-cutting became the norm. Although the marriage is less than six years old, AT&T (CNN’s parent company) has been trying to unload DirecTV, or at least a portion of it, for quite some time. The “nonsensical” merger will go down […]

Republicans react to 2020 defeats by trying to make it harder to vote (Opinion)


[ad_1] According to the federal government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and election officials of both parties, the 2020 election was the most secure and well-run election ever. There was record turnout and zero evidence of massive voter fraud. States made it easier to vote while also ensuring that valuable integrity measures were in place. […]

No one is perfect, and Tiger Woods made us realize it’s OK to love an imperfect athlete


[ad_1] Some of the moments in between have been far less jubilant. In late 2009, a string of lurid and shocking infidelity claims eventually led to his divorce from wife Elin Woods, the withdrawal of several sponsors and a temporary absence from golf. Months of rabid press coverage revealed in discomfiting detail the extent of […]

GOP-backed Iowa bill aimed at restricting voting access heads to governor’s desk


[ad_1] The bill, introduced by a Republican state senator, specifically would reduce the number of early voting days from 29 days to 20 days. It would also close polling places an hour earlier on Election Day (at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.). The bill also places new restrictions on absentee voting including banning officials […]

Khashoggi report: Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of intelligence report


[ad_1] The congressionally mandated release of the report, which is expected to further implicate Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Washington Post columnist’s death, is expected to take place imminently now that Biden and the King have spoken. The call “went well,” according to a source close to the Saudi government. […]

The next Republican civil war: a fight over earmarks


[ad_1] The GOP conference is deeply divided along ideological and even generational lines with fiscal conservatives arguing the practice of sending money directly to certain districts and projects has been grossly abused and represents the worst of Washington. Meanwhile, longer-serving members and appropriators support the practice and recall the benefits of driving pork back home. […]

Arizona Republicans propose giving lawmakers — not election officials — final review of election results


[ad_1] The effort by GOP legislators in battleground states to drastically change voting laws comes after last year’s elections saw record numbers of early and mail-in voters, many of them Democrats, after rules were relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The high numbers triggered baseless claims of fraud by then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans […]

Stimulus bill: When will Congress pass Covid relief?


[ad_1] What’s riding on this negotiation is the $1,400 stimulus checks proposed by Biden even before he took office, as well as that extra federal unemployment money. Democrats have said they will get a bill signed by mid-March. But getting the proposal — proposals, really, since there will be different versions between the House, Senate […]

Bonbowl review – CNN Underscored


[ad_1] (CNN) —   If the Instant Pot had a cousin and that cousin were, let’s say, less complicated and less capable but incredibly reliable and eager to help, you might have the Bonbowl. The Bonbowl is essentially a semi-portable (you need to plug it in, but it’s small in size) induction plate with a […]

Trump’s tax returns and related records turned over to Manhattan district attorney


[ad_1] Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, according to a source, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep the records private. The millions of pages of documents, sources say, contain Trump’s tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019, as well as financial statements, engagement agreements, documents relating […]

Unemployment beneifts: 730,000 Americans filed for jobless claims last week


[ad_1] The Ohio and Texas drops were “due to the deep freeze that settled in across the country,” said Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM, though that didn’t explain the much larger decline in warmer California. “Whatever the case, there is always holiday and weather induced distortions this time of the year in jobless claims […]

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