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China's worst coronavirus epidemic since the outbreak of the pandemic one year ago escalated Wednesday, with many more cases across the country, the closing of one city and the punishment for its leaders. China's population has been virtually unaffected by...
The International Olympic Committee may be trying to remain neutral, but its games have been essentially and often overtly politically oriented -- both for the Games as a whole and for the athletes competing in the Games. Diplomatic eruptions are...
Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both women are young Black women who have been able to stand out in a world that is so focused on the Olympics. Both faced career changes at the Tokyo Games. Both mentioned pressure and mental health. These Black women...
The administration of President Joe Biden devised a strategy to control one coronavirus strain. However, another strain was discovered that is much more contagious. Biden reached his goal of 70% U.S. adults having had at least one COVID-19 vaccination this...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's monthslong fall from grace reached a nadir Tuesday, when investigators said they substantiated sexual harassment allegations against him from 11 women, many of whom have worked for him. Cuomo, once widely beloved for his telegenic response to the coronavirus pandemic,...
The White House announced Tuesday that the United States has shipped more than 110 millions doses of COVID-19 vaccinations to over 60 countries. President Joe Biden was expected to discuss that milestone and more later Tuesday in remarks updating the...
What should I know concerning the delta variant? This is the most contagious coronavirus mutation in the pandemic. However, COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection. Nearly all deaths and hospitalizations are caused by the unvaccinated. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
China has suspended all flights and trains and canceled all professional basketball league games. On Tuesday, Wuhan announced mass coronavirus testing as a result of increasing outbreaks of the Delta variant in the city. This was in response to...
Activision's Blizzard Entertainment president is stepping down after being subject to a discrimination lawsuit in California and backlash from employees about their work environment. Activision Blizzard Inc. was sued by the state last month, citing a "fratboy" culture that had...
Jennifer Sherlock met a few men through dating apps early in the coronavirus epidemic. She said that the dates were "weird" because they were unmasked, distant, and out in nature. Sherlock found it reckless that a date kept their identities secret...
Tennessee has spent nearly half a billion dollars on farmers who have vaccinated their cattle against respiratory disease and other ailments in the last two years. Republican Gov. Republican Gov. Lee refused to follow other states' lead and offer incentives to people...
Salimullah is a Rohingya refugee who has lived in New Delhi, India's capital, since 2013, when he fled violence from Myanmar. The 35-year old is now stateless and homeless, having lost his camp to a fire. He lives in a...
According to the IOC, the Olympics are all about sports and no politics. This will be the same mantra as always when the Beijing Winter Games opens in six months. Reporting on figure-skating finals or ski races should not be difficult....
Surfer jumps in to translate for his rival, who had just defeated him. Friends who have been long-jumping partners agree to share a medal instead of moving to a tiebreaker. Two runners collide in a tangle, and then help each other...
After the expiration of the federal moratorium, evictions will increase as more housing courts handle cases and tenants are forced from their homes. Housing advocates are concerned that the removal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium may...
After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden's big priority. The Infrastructure Investment...
The "Incredible Hull" mask is not meant to fool anyone. Raven Saunders doesn't have anything to hide. A 25-year old American shot putter could be the face and voice of the Tokyo Olympics and all that they stand for. He could...
She jumped off the vault and landed. MyKayla Skinner then heard the cheers from her teammates. Simone Biles was the one who cried out loudest for Skinner during her silver-medal-winning performance. Skinner stated, "I knew she would be the loudest one...
Six months after grabbing power from the elected government in Myanmar, the military leader declared himself prime minister on Sunday. He said that he would continue to lead the country during an extended state of emergency until elections can...
The latest on the Tokyo Olympics. They are now under severe restrictions following a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Krystsina TSimanouskaya, a Belarus track sprinter, claims that her Olympic team officials attempted to expel her from Japan. This...
Evander Kane, a forward for the San Jose Sharks, denied claims made by his wife on social media about him betting on NHL games against his team. Kane replied Sunday morning to the allegations that were made against Anna via...
Joe Biden based his campaign and his presidency on the belief that even in times of political division, government could still function. Biden seemed to be able to prove his concept when the Senate voted to start work on the...
According to the Justice Department, Russian hackers were responsible for hacking into email accounts of prominent federal prosecutors offices in the country. According to the department, 80% of Microsoft email accounts belonging to employees at four U.S. Attorney offices in...
When Michele Tafoya asked American swimmer Caeleb Dessel how it felt to win the Olympic gold medal, she expected tears of joy or exultation. But that wasn't what she got. He was happy but still hurting. He said, "It's been a...
On Saturday, the Senate met for a rare weekend session. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraged bipartisan infrastructure plan authors to complete their bill so senators can start offering amendments. Many senators predicted that the bill's text would be available...
Turkish media reported that panicked tourists ran to the coast to wait for rescue boats Saturday, after they were told to evacuate Bodrum hotels due to wildfire dangers. The operation was led by coast guard units. Authorities asked for private...
Residents and activists are voicing growing concerns about the use of the coronavirus pandemic by the military government to consolidate its power and crush the opposition, as the number of deaths from the virus is rising in Myanmar. The per...
Attorneys have asked the Biden administration for the release of a Chinese democracy advocate from immigration custody. He could face false charges and be deported back to China, despite there not being an extradition treaty. Human rights activists claim that...
Novak Djokovic, his Golden Slam bid ended for at least three more years, rested his head on Alexander Zverev as his German friend and opponent consoled him. Zverev stated, "I told him he was the greatest of all times." "I knew...
Japan extended a coronavirus emergency to four additional areas, in addition to Tokyo, on Friday after record-breaking infections during the Olympics. Yoshihide Sauga, Prime Minister, declared an emergency in Saitama and Kanagawa, both near Tokyo, and in Osaka's western city....
Two crew members were killed in an attack on an Israeli oil tanker, according to authorities. This is the first death in the Arabian Sea after years of attacks on shipping in the area. The raid on Thursday night's Liberian-flagged...
Day after day of torrential rains, Rohingya refugee camps have been flooded in southern Bangladesh. This has caused destruction of homes and forced thousands to move into communal shelters or extended families. The U.N. refugee agency reported that more than...
Brittney Griner has been open about her battle with depression since childhood. She was young and had suicidal thoughts. Last year, she left the WNBA bubble as the isolation was too much. The U.S. women's basketball team player felt deeply...
Japanese officials raised the alarm Thursday after Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus infections for the third straight day. The Olympics are well underway. Tokyo reported 3,865 additional cases Thursday, an increase of 3,177 from Wednesday and twice the number a week...
After weeks of delays, the Senate voted to start work on a national infrastructure plan worth nearly $1 trillion. This sudden action came after the White House and a bipartisan group negotiated major provisions for the package that is...
Last week saw a drop in the number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits. This is another indicator that the market continues to recover quickly from the coronavirus recession. According to the Labor Department, unemployment claims fell by 24,000 to 400,000. From...
The majority of French health workers have been vaccinated against coronavirus. However, there is a small minority who are still not vaccinated. A new law that requires them to have the shots has exposed the gap as infections are on...
Eight new U.S. attorneys will be appointed by President Joe Biden, including the head of the office that prosecutes hundreds of defendants in the January 6 Insurrection at Capitol. The White House announced Monday's nominees as it continues to build...
Nikita Nagornyy, who was huddled together with the rest Russian men's gymnastics teams, looked at the scoreboard and waited. We waited. We waited. The group representing the Russian Olympic Committee thought it was a matter of time, even though it was just...
Washington is now embarking on an extensive experiment in police reform after the racial justice demonstrations that erupted following George Floyd's death last year. Nearly a dozen laws went into effect Sunday. But two months after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bills,...
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Bennie Thompson, didn't realize the severity of the Jan. 6 insurrection until his wife called him. He was in the Capitol, sat in the upper gallery, and hoped for a "bird’s-eye view" of the...
Vietnam declared a 15-day lockdown of Hanoi as a precaution against a coronavirus outbreak in the country's southern Mekong Delta region. The lockdown order was issued Friday night and prohibits more than two people from gathering in public. Only essential businesses,...
On Saturday, thousands marched through Sydney and other Australian cities to protest lockdown restrictions. There was also a surge in cases. Police made many arrests as people broke through barriers and threw bottles and plants. Unmasked participants marched from Sydney’s...
Olympic surfing's debut shows that wave riders are undiscovered masters in science, including meteorology, climatology, and oceanography. Because there are very few sports dependent on an uncontrollable variable, such as the weather, and the ocean is a literal uneven field,...
The U.S. women's soccer team lost in the opening match. They pledged to defeat New Zealand with a ruthless performance. They rebounded strongly. Before First Lady Jill Biden, the Americans cruised to a 6-1 win over New Zealand at the Tokyo...
Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided "all relevant" ones to the White House...
On Thursday, violent demonstrations in Cap-Haitien erupted as gunshots rang out and supporters of the slain President Jovenel Moise blocked roads and demanded justice. They also threatened to disrupt Jovenel's funeral. Unknown officers were accompanied by a heavily-armed police force...
A Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested bird opening his trash can a few years back. Richard Major, an ornithologist, was amazed by Richard's ingenuity. It is quite an accomplishment for birds to grab a bin lid with their beak and then...
Mexican volunteers, mostly women, are increasingly being murdered as they search for bodies of their relatives who have been killed. This puts to the test government promises to support them. People who continue to fight for justice tell stories of...
Do vaccinated persons need to be aware of the rising number of COVID-19 cases? It all depends on your situation. However, masking in public can offer additional protection and help to prevent the virus spreading to others. The spread of the...

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