Former Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez has died in Florida at age 57. "Enshrined forever in Blue Jays history on the Level of Excellence, Tony left an equally indelible mark in the hearts of a generation of Blue Jays fans during his 12 unforgettable seasons with the team," the...
Highlights of this day in history: The Civil War's Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America's first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season. (Feb. 16)
More than 1,100 former Justice Department employees have signed an online petition. Politico reports the letter urges Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. It also commends the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Roger Stone case. Last week, all four prosecutors quit the Stone case after what they perceived as interference from the White House. The prosecutors had recommended a seven- to nine-year prison sentence after Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and of obstruction.
5 Things to Know About Presidents' Day Before you celebrate America's past leaders this year on February 17, here are some facts about the holiday. 1. Presidents' Day celebrates the birthday of America's first president, George Washington. 2. It doesn't always fall on his official birthday, as it is recognized on February's third Monday. 3. Based on the Julian calendar, the National Archives states Washington was born on February 11, 1731. When the Gregorian calendar began being used in 1752, his birthday was changed to February 22. 3. Some states also observe Abraham Lincoln's birthday, which is on February 12, as a holiday. 4. The federal government has never officially designated the holiday as "Presidents' Day." It says that other names can be used by states and local governments. 5. It is also a huge day for shoppers and sales just like Black Friday.
Kensington Palace; Chris Jackson/Getty Images Kate Middleton gave her first-ever podcast interview, speaking with "Happy Mum, Happy Baby" host Giovanna Fletcher. In an episode that aired Saturday, the duchess spoke about the UK-wide, parenting-centric survey she launched, called "5 Big Questions on the Under Fives." The duchess talked about being a first-time mother to Prince George, saying it was "terrifying" to greet the public outside of the hospital after he was born. Middleton also revealed that it "wasn't that quiet" in the first moments after bringing Prince George home.
The Russian performance artist who released a lewd video of one of French President Emmanuel Macron's political allies last week, ending the man's campaign for mayor of Paris , was arrested in Paris Saturday. But, though that move has been widely condemned, Petr Pavlensky was not detained because of the video...
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Take a Break From Royal Work Prince William and Kate Middleton are pausing their royal duties during February because Prince George and his sister will be on half-term break from school between February 17th and February 21st. The Duke and Duchess have been very busy over recent weeks, and an insider has even claimed that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's decision to quit as senior members of the royal family has brought them closer together. Source, to 'Us Weekly' Source, to 'Us Weekly'
Here's the latest for Saturday, February 15th: Virus death in France; US to fly home Americans stuck on quarantined ship in Japan; UK troops help as residents brace for Storm Dennis; Historic craft of lacquer painting survives in village factory.
The Trump administration has left an organization created in honor of Chris Stevens, the US ambassador killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack, out of its next budget. The fiscal 2021 budget proposal eliminates the $5 million requested for the nonprofit Stevens Initiative, part of the $420 million cut from the...
Six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies—and thousands of bullets—have been uncovered in Burundi. It's the largest discovery of victims since the nation's Truth and Reconciliation Commission began a nationwide excavation last month, Reuters reports. The commission was launched in 2014 to examine atrocities from the...
US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was on the campaign trail in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and took aim at billionaires and the 1% of wealthy Americans.
Eggs are the most concentrated source of cholesterol in our diet. In fact, Business Insider reports just one egg has 186 mg of the fatty, waxy stuff. But no matter how much "bad" cholesterol you eat, trans fats may contribute more to cholesterol levels than foods with cholesterol in them. Research is inconclusive about whether eggs are bad for heart health. However, egg whites provide a good low-cholesterol alternative. Experts say saturated and trans fats may contribute more to cholesterol levels compared to how much "bad" cholesterol you eat. That's because most of your cholesterol — about 80% — is produced in the body. Your liver converts saturated and trans fats into cholesterol, leading nutritionists to believe they're actually worse for you than dietary cholesterol.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is working to determine what level of American military forces is needed in West Africa to counter the rise of extremist violence in the region
Justin Bieber Makes Donation to Battle Coronavirus The singer took to Instagram to share his plans to donate to the Beijing Chunmiao Children Aid Formation in the wake of the virus. Justin Bieber, via Instagram Justin Bieber, via Instagram Justin Bieber, via Instagram According to 'The New York Times,' there have been at least 63,851 confirmed cases, with the majority occurring in mainland China. There have been at least 13 confirmed cases in the United States.
The U.S., along with other countries have evacuated citizens from Wuhan, China, due to the coronavirus outbreak which has killed over 1,300 people and infected over 64,000. Business Insider says that American evacuees are being quarantined for 14 days. The CDC says the virus' incubation period ranges from two days to two weeks. The evacuees will go to one of the 15 US military bases that have been approved by the Department of Defense and CDC to use as quarantine camps. There are five primary military bases being used. Three in California, one each in Colorado, Nebraska, and Texas. The locations can hold up to 1,000 quarantined people.
A University of Oklahoma journalism professor is in hot water after using the n-word in class—and claiming that the phrase "OK boomer" is comparable to the racial slur. Peter Gade , who has been on the school's faculty since 1998, is director of graduate studies at the Gaylord College of...
On Feb. 16, Jackson, Mississippi, was hit by terrible flooding as the Pearl River rose to disastrous heights. These photos shot from the air show its impact.
1,700 Medical Workers in China Infected With Coronavirus For the first time, China has disclosed that of the 1,716 workers who have contracted the virus, six have died. Zeng Yixin, deputy director of the National Health Commission, said that infected workers represented 3.8 percent of China’s confirmed cases. Researchers have been frustrated by the difficulty of finding a cure or effective methods of treatment. A senior health official in Wuhan believes that blood plasma from patients who have recovered from the virus may treat those who are still sick. China National Biotec Group, a state-owned company under the Ministry of Health, has said using human antibodies “can significantly reduce the mortality of critically ill patients.”