Huey Lewis and the News just released a new album, Weather , but Lewis himself won't be able to listen to it. And longtime fans might have to reconcile with this being the group's last-ever release—thanks to the disease that has robbed the 69-year-old Lewis of his hearing. Coverage: The...
Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez in Las Vegas as the Nevada presidential caucus gets underway saying "I think we're in great shape," for counting the vote results of the states' primary process. (Feb. 22)
REUTERS/Mike Segar Former Vice President Joe Biden is telling a story on the campaign trail about being arrested in South Africa, but there's no record of him mentioning the arrest before now. The 77-year-old has told three campaign events about being arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in the 1970s. The New York Times looked into his past mentions of South Africa and reported that Biden has never before publicly talked about an arrest.
Employees Want Office Pets Over Vacation Days and Raises, Survey Says According to a ZipRecruiter survey of 3,000 job applicants, 30 percent say it is important to have employers allow their pets at the office. The survey also revealed what they are willing to give up to have their pets tag along. At the top of the list is free snacks, which 41 percent say they would trade. After that, it's catered meals with 30 percent willing to give them up. Even a paid vacation day? 17 percent have no problem with that sacrifice. The survey adds that seven percent would cut their gross salary by a percentage point. Would you give up a performance bonus for your pet? According to the ZipRecruiter survey, three percent would be okay with that.
Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images Kering is one of the largest and most profitable luxury conglomerates in the world. It was founded in 1963 by Francois Pinault, and started as a wood and building materials company. Today, it sells luxury goods, and, as of 2018, the company brought in about €13.7 billion in revenue, with Pinault boasting a net worth of $35.7 billion, according to Forbes. Since 2005, Kering has been led by Pinault's son, Francois-Henri, who is an avid gender rights activist and is married to actress Salma Hayek.
Peek outside Buckingham Palace, and you'll see a yellow school bus—with an ad on the side that's hard to ignore, the Guardian reports. "If you see this man please ask him to call the FBI to answer their questions," reads the ad along with two photos of Prince Andrew....
Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's Grey Matter, Study Says The new study was published in the journal, 'Addictive Behaviors.' Grey matter controls a variety of important functions including speech, sight, hearing and memory. According to the study, when one can't put down their phone, the size and shape of their grey matter is affected. Other reports have said that drug use is also associated with changes in grey matter. Per day, Americans spend an average of about four hours on their devices. This is according to a survey conducted last year by software company RescueTime. Researchers, via study
Runway shows are continuing on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week as the itinerant fashion crowd took an analytical attitude toward the cases of the new virus from China clustered not far away in northern Italy
Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America's first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine's golden dome; the 'Miracle on Ice' during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies. (Feb. 22)
Well, he might just be right. John Oates, of the mega pop duo Hall & Oates, says "there's no way you can comprehend" his love life back in the day. "I'm sure it was thousands," he tells the New York Post when asked how many women he slept with. "If...
Almost 78,000 people around the globe have been hit with COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus , the AP reports, and South Korea is the latest nation to be slammed. Per CNN , more than 430 cases have been reported there as of Saturday, with two deaths so far; more than...
In phishing scams, hackers pose as trusted figures to trick people into handing over passwords. The FBI says phishers are proliferating. In fact, they stole over $57 million from more than 114,000 victims in the US last year. And according to Business Insider, their techniques are getting increasingly sophisticated. Hackers will start by targeting low-level employees, then "moving laterally" to compromise executives' accounts. Scammers also string together phishing attacks by compromising small businesses and leveraging their trust with larger business partners they work with. But 'spear phishers' put extensive effort into targeting a specific person, often creating multiple misleading pages to trick them. 'Typosquatters' buy domains that are slight misspelling of popular websites, like goggle.com or yuube.com. The tactic was a mainstay of the early days of the internet, but has recently seen a resurgence.
Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. is a bobsled champion again, winning her third world championship on Saturday to put an emphatic capper on her comeback season
This Day in History: U.S. Hockey Team Beats the Soviets in the 'Miracle on Ice' February 22, 1980 The underdog U.S. hockey team defeats the four-time defending gold-medal Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The U.S. win is considered one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history. The Soviet squad fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. The American team trailed most of the game, finally taking the lead with ten minutes left. When the final horn sounded, the players, coaches and team officials poured onto the ice in raucous celebration. To many Americans, the "Miracle on Ice" represented a Cold War victory.
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly colored labels under those tweets. NBC News earlier reported that Twitter company documents showing a mockup of the new approach were accessible on a publicly available website, although it did not identify the site. The company said that the leaked illustrations showed one possible iteration of a new approach to combat misinformation. “We’re exploring a number of ways to address misinformation and provide more context for Tweets on Twitter,” Twitter said in a statement.
The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas last month, killing Kobe Bryant , his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others, took heat in 2015 from the Federal Aviation Administration for entering busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport, even though air traffic control had warned him from doing so....
Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend, Roger Stone, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. The penalty was decided by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who said Stone’s “pride in his own lies” was a “threat” to the “foundations of our democracy.” Amy Berman Jackson, via ‘Washington Post’ He was also fined $20,000, given travel restrictions, and ordered to serve two years of supervised release and to continue to comply with the gag order in place. Trump weighed in on the sentencing, criticizing the “fairness” of Stone’s trial. Donald Trump, via Twitter Stone was initially convicted of seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in November 2019. The charges were a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.