Little question: How exactly does one get a face added to Mount Rushmore? That was a White House aide's query to the office of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem last year, a Republican official tells the New York Times . The question wasn't new—Trump had asked Noem about it when...
Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, US President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit. (Aug. 8)
Plenty of people have either dialled down their daily makeup routine or have eliminated it altogether. After all, who's looking that closely if you don't have to go into work anymore, or have half your face covered with a mask for eight hours a day? But according to Allure, as communities begin to open up again, re-entry into full-blown makeup mode can throw your skin for a loop. Dermatologists say breakouts can be due to the skin being unused to foundation after such a long break from it. Another cause can be from wearing masks for hours at a time--and sweating profusely in it. Your best bet? Emphasize the eyes. Bright lipstick won't make your skin break out, either, but skip the foundation for now.
No team in NHL history with a chance to win a playoff series had blown a three-goal lead in the final four minutes — until the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night
Uber's Delivery Business Is Now Bigger Than Its Ride Service. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Uber Eats is now the company's most significant source of revenue. According to CNN Business, the second quarter saw Uber Eats take in $1.2 billion. That is double the amount it made in 2019's Q2. Gross bookings for Eats also saw an increase of 113 percent. By comparison, Uber Rides took in $790 million, and gross bookings fell 73 percent. Our delivery business alone is now as big as our Rides business was when I joined the company in 2017. We've essentially built a second Uber in under three years, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, via earnings call. The coronavirus pandemic has led to Uber slashing a quarter of its workforce and losing nearly $2 billion in Q2
As long as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic keeps raging, try to postpone your heart attack. That's the message from a new analysis published Friday by JAMA Cardiology. People who have a severe heart attack are more than twice as likely to die during the COVID-19 pandemic than before the disease hit the US. Those who suffer a type of heart attack in which one of the heart's major arteries is blocked were 2.4 times more likely to die during the pandemic period. UPI reports the researchers say that's because it's likely they put off seeking medical care. These trends could be the result of hospital efforts to maintain bed availability. Another contributing factor could be patients requesting early discharge, due to fears of contracting COVID-19 while in the hospital.
The former Dallas cop who killed an unarmed Black man in his own home—a deadly mistake—has formally appealed her sentence , per CNN . Amber Guyger's lawyers are calling her murder conviction unfair because she considered Botham Jean, 26, a threat at the time. A lighter sentence for criminally negligent...
US Economy Added 1.8 Million Jobs in July, Still Down Nearly 13 Million. The number is a stark decline from the 4.8 million jobs added in June, with the economy remaining down 12.9 million jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, though that is still above the Great Recession high of 10%. This is the third consecutive month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdown. The reopening of the economy and subsequent resurgence in COVID-19 case numbers has contributed to the unstable job market. A survey conducted by Cornell University found that 31% of workers who had been rehired lost their job a second time during the pandemic
President Donald Trump moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. (Aug. 8)
Hillary Clinton has a little advice for celebrated New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd: enough with the pot brownies. The former presidential candidate and secretary of state fired off a sharp tweet Saturday after the op-ed writer apparently forgot about Clinton's run for office in 2016, Mediaite reports. "It's hard...
Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart and made the tying and go-ahead baskets as the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes
It's a convoluted tale without a lot of answers at the moment. It revolves around an apparently fictitious professor at Arizona State University, the announcement of that professor's death on Twitter of COVID-19, and a prominent crusader against sexual harassment in the sciences. Digging in: The death: Last Friday, a...
Here are the top stories for Saturday, August 8th: Clashes as hundreds protest against Lebanon government; Hundreds rally in Bangkok in anti-government demo; Mandatory virus testing begins at German airport. (Aug. 8)
Although nail salons are reopening nationwide, COVID-19 is still very much an ongoing pandemic. In Washington, under the state's guidelines for personal service providers, that includes nail salons, clients "must self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at the service provider location." But a nail technician named Taylor recently shared a since-removed Facebook post with a screenshot of a text-message conversation she says she had with a customer. In the screenshot, shared with Allure by Taylor, the client wrote, "I feel really bad and should not have shown up for my appointment but I desperately needed my nails done!
Over 60 NFL Players Opt out of 2020 Season Over COVID-19 Concerns. The NFL’s August 6 deadline to withdraw from the 2020 season has officially passed. According to CNN, 66 out of 2,880 players have chosen to opt out. Among those who opted out are practicing doctor Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of the Kansas City Chiefs. Duvernay-Tardif, who was on the frontline during the offseason, said he now has a “different perspective" of the pandemic. I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in our communities simply to play the sport that I love, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, via CNN. The New England Patriots have taken the biggest hit with eight players, including starters Dont’a Hightower and Patrick Chung, opting out. Those who voluntarily opted out will receive a $150,000 salary advance, a delay in contract until 2021 and continued health insurance. Players who opted out due to having a high-risk condition will receive a $350,000 stipend, a credited season and its benefits and continued health insurance
President Donald Trump won't be able to delay proceedings in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by E. Jean Carroll. The move by a New York state Supreme Court judge on Thursday allows the longtime magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll to pursue his DNA sample. The DNA sample is needed as part of an effort to prove claims he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s. Carroll alleged in a lawsuit filed last fall that Trump assaulted her in a dressing room at the luxury Manhattan department store Bergdorf Goodman. CNN reports there is male genetic material on the black Donna Karan dress Carroll says she wore during the alleged encounter at Bergdorf's. Trump has denied the allegation, calling it 'totally false' and saying he 'never met this person in my life.'
Thousands of people are pouring into a small South Dakota city for an event that normally attracts 500,000—this time, during a pandemic. "I think it's pretty selfish that the powers that be didn't stop this," a Sturgis resident tells NBC News . But the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which dates...
1.2 Million Americans , Filed for First-Time Unemployment Benefits Last Week. The numbers mark the 20th week in a row that more than one million people filed for first-time unemployment benefits. The data was released by the Department of Labor on Thursday. 1.2 million unemployment filings is a decline from the previous two weeks. The number is also slightly lower than economists' expectations of 1.4 million. But with recent surges of coronavirus occurring around the country, major companies continue to announce layoffs. It is clear that many job losses are now permanent, and it will be challenging for many workers to find new jobs and feel safe taking jobs that are public-facing, Andrew Challenger, Economist, via NBC News. Federal lawmakers and White House officials continue to negotiate a compromise on a new stimulus package
President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. (Aug. 8)