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Slugger Mark Reynolds says he's retiring after 13…

Slugger Mark Reynolds is retiring after hitting 298 homers over 13 seasons with eight teams

New Discovery Suggests Neanderthals Were Cord…

A new discovery suggests that Neanderthals were the first to weave together fibers to create cord.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Released From…

The prime minister was transferred to another hospital ward Thursday evening.

Posting Photos Brings Lawsuit for Comedian

Amy Schumer posted two photos of herself on Instagram, which sounds fair enough. But the photographer says the photos taken last year weren't hers to post, and the comedian now faces a lawsuit. Felipe Ramales filed suit in New York, the Daily News reports. "One cannot use photographs without the...

Trump: US 'at the top of the hill' of infections

President Donald Trump says the United States is "at the top of the hill" of coronavirus-related infections. Trump made the comments during a White House briefing Thursday. (April 9)

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Judge orders Chicago jail to do more to halt…

A federal judge in Chicago has ordered one of the nation’s largest jails to take prompt action to stem the potentially catastrophic spread of the coronavirus

Boris Johnson Has Been Moved out of the Intensive…

Boris Johnson Has Been Moved out of the Intensive Care Unit On April 9, a Downing Street spokesman confirmed that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU). The spokesman seemed to imply that Johnson’s COVID-19 symptoms had improved, saying he was now in the “early phase of his recovery.” Spokesman, via CNN The spokesman also said that Johnson was in “extremely good spirits,” but did not elaborate further. 55-year-old Johnson was taken to St. Thomas’ Hospital in London on April 5 for “routine tests.” On April 6, he was rushed to the ICU after his conditions “worsened.” On April 8, Culture Minister Oliver Dowden reported that Johnson had been “getting better” in the ICU. Oliver Dowden, via ’The New York Times' According to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, the Prime Minister did not require any mechanical or invasive ventilation while in the ICU.

Chicago Had a 'Super-Spreader'

New research suggests the first people infected with the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, spread it to an average of 5.7 others, per Bloomberg . And those aren't even the "super-spreaders." One such person in Chicago, described in a CDC report released Wednesday, was responsible for confirmed or probable infections in...

Disease expert chimes in on warm weather and…

Brittany Boyer has the latest on COVID-19 including a word from Dr. Fauci, and how more states are implementing preventative measures.

John Prine, Country-Folk Singer, Dead at 73

John Prine, Country-Folk Singer, Dead at 73 Prine died due to complications caused by COVID-19 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. The singer and songwriter is counted as one the favorite artists by the likes of Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson. Bob Dylan, via 'The New York Times' Born in the Midwest, Prine learned to play the guitar as a child after his family had moved to Kentucky. He recorded albums for Atlantic and Asylum records, as well as under his own label, Oh Boy Records. He received Grammy awards in 1992 and 2006. In 2019, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prine was chosen for the lifetime achievement Grammy in 2020. John Prine, via 'The New York Times'

Euro countries agree half trillion euros in…

European finance ministers have agreed on more than a half-trillion euros, or $550 billion, of support programs to cushion the recession caused by the virus outbreak

Florida Gov. meets school officials amid pandemic

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held an education meeting in Tallahassee on Thursday to discuss if online learning was working amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (April 9)

It's Not a Good Time to Smoke Anything: Experts

Anytime is a good time to stop smoking or vaping, but health experts say this moment would be especially beneficial. "Quitting during this pandemic could not only save your life, but by preventing the need for your treatment in a hospital, you might also save someone else’s life,” said Dr....

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California governor encouraged by drop in ICU…

California has seen its first daily decrease in intensive care hospitalizations during the coronavirus outbreak

Mystery Surrounds 5,000-Year-Old Ornate Ostrich…

Scientists have reportedly gained some insights into the 5,000-year-old mystery that surrounds the creation and trade of ornately carved ostrich eggs.

Chicago's County Jail Is Facing The U.S.' Worst…

The coronavirus pandemic has exploded at Chicago's Cook County Jail from three positive cases last month to 400 now.

SNL to Return With Something

Saturday Night Live will be back on the air this weekend with fresh content, though it's not clear what the show will look like. The show will be on at its usual time, 11:30pm EDT, NBC reports, but no one has said whether the episode will be the usual...

US jobless aid claims reach new record amid virus

With 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks. (April 9)

Liberty University pressing charges against…

Liberty University in Virginia is pressing trespassing charges against two journalists who worked on stories questioning the evangelical college's decision to remain partially open during the coronavirus epidemic

10 Plants That Are Safe for Kids and Pets

10 Plants That Are Safe for Kids and Pets Plants add life, color and air-purifying properties to your home. These plants will accomplish all of that without harming the ones you love. 1. Boston Fern 2. African Violet 3. Blue Echeveria 4. Parlour Palm 5. Haworthia 6. Barberton Daisy 7. Phalaenopsis Orchids 8. Spider Plant 9. Prayer Plant 10. Baby's Tears

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White House Considers a New Goal to Reopen US

When will the US get back to business? The simple question has a nuanced answer, but the White House appears to be aiming for at least a partial easing of the shutdown in a span that can be measured in weeks. "The next month or two, we should be able...

Summer vacation plans uncertain amid coronavirus…

Virtual classrooms around the country will come to an end soon with the hope of a fun summer ahead for families. Most hope they can still get to the beaches.

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram