Why heatwaves are more deadly as nights warm faster

A photographer takes a picture of the thermometer reading 132 degrees Fahrenheit (55.5 Celsius) at the Furance Creek Visitors Station in Death Valley...

Belarusians detained in wake of contested election tell of beatings

Protesters speak with Belarusian special police officers while opposition supporters rally to protest against disputed presidential elections results in Minsk on August 30,...

U.S. pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China: Reuters

Four US-made F-16 fighter jets cross the sky during a drill near the Suao navy harbour in Yilan, eastern Taiwan, on April 13,...

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Guaranteed funding secured for out-of-hours GP co-ops

Guaranteed funding stream secured for out-of-hours co-ops for the remainder of 2020 ...

Dow Drops Over 800 Points As Hot Tech Stocks Reverse Course

After days of record gains, the stock market suddenly falls to earth, with shares of Apple, Tesla and Facebook leading the way down.(Image credit: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images) Source link

Risk of nitrous oxide use

Dr Elizabeth Ogunjimi, Psychiatry Registrar at the HSE Youth Drug and Alcohol Service, highlights the risks — including of death — associated with the use of nitrous oxide, also known ‘laughing gas’ or ‘hippie crack’ ...

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It is nice to hear some good health news for a change, particularly in these despairing times of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is causing immense pain and suffering, writes Lloyd Mudiwa ...

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Sheldon Adelson plots spending spree to help Trump

Casino magnate and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson is plotting a spending blitz to support President Donald Trump with just under 50 days to go until Election Day, CNBC has learned. Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands, is looking to spend around...

Democrats unveil bill to fund government

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference in the Capitol on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesHouse Democrats released a bill Monday to fund the government until Dec....

Border wall fraud trial of Trump aide set for May

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court, following his arraignment hearing for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, in New York, August 20, 2020.Andrew Kelly | ReutersA federal judge on...

North Carolina warns voting twice is illegal after Trump urges people to do so

Officials in North Carolina are scrambling to counteract President Donald Trump's call for residents of the state to attempt to vote twice in the upcoming presidential contest, issuing a notice on Thursday warning voters that doing so intentionally is a...

Pelosi on possible second Trump impeachment — ‘We have our options’

US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, holds her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2020.Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday did not rule out...

Voters give Trump poor marks on public safety

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he stands with local law enforcement and business people while examining property damage while visiting Kenosha in the aftermath of recent protests against police brutality and racial injustice and the ensuing violence...

John Bolton criticizes Trump on coronavirus response

National security advisor, John Bolton, right, attends a meeting with President Donald Trump and President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera in the Oval Office of the White House on September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.Oliver Contreras | The Washington Post |...

Haim Saban throws money behind Biden, Democrats in Senate races

Film and television producer Haim Saban said in an exclusive interview with CNBC that he and his wife, Cheryl, plan to ramp up their campaign spending up and down the ballot to back Joe Biden and Democrats with just under...

Justice Department intervenes in Trump and E. Jean Carroll case

E. Jean Carroll visits 'Tell Me Everything' with John Fugelsang the SiriusXM Studios on July 11, 2019 in New York.Noam Galai | Getty ImagesSeveral lawyers on Wednesday blasted the U.S. Department of Justice's last-minute effort to act as President Donald...

House Republicans try to force PPP small buiness vote

House Republicans will attempt to quickly force a vote on a bill to replenish a key coronavirus small business aid program, according to congressional aides. The GOP lawmakers on Wednesday will unveil a two-part proposal designed to restart the Paycheck Protection...

Democrats unveil bill to fund government

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference in the Capitol on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesHouse Democrats released a bill Monday to fund the government until Dec....

USPS Chair Robert Duncan is director for McConnell-linked super PAC

Robert Duncan, chairman of the U.S. Postal Service board of governors, is displayed on a television monitor while speaking during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.Tom Brenner | Reuters| Bloomberg...

WORLD NEWS

Crowds rally in New Zealand’s Auckland against coronavirus lockdown

People wait for a walk-up Covid-19 test on August 14, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Covid-19 restrictions have been reintroduced across New Zealand.Fiona Goodall | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesLarge crowds of people rallied in Auckland on Saturday against...

Australian media firms pull journalists from China over security worries

A general view of a Australian flag is seen during a welcome ceremony for Australia's then Prime Minister Julia Gillard outside the Great Hall of the People on April 9, 2013 in Beijing, China.Feng Li | Getty ImagesTwo of Australia's...

Australia’s ANZ says 15,000 mortgage holders fear they can’t pay home loans

An ANZ sign adorns a branch of the bank in Sydney on May 3, 2016.William West | AFP | Getty ImagesAbout 15,000 people with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group mortgages fear they can no longer pay their home...

Small mistakes can be costly, former NSA says

An Indian army convoy passes along a highway leading to Ladakh on September 1, 2020. The Srinagar-Leh highway has been closed to civilians following movements by Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.Waseem Andrabi | Hindustan Times | Getty ImagesSmall miscalculations in...

Unprecedented mega-sports weekend: betting bonanza

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Mark Andrews #89...

Startup factory Rocket Internet to delist

Oliver Samwer, CEO and founder Rocket Internet, on the floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in October 2014.Arne Dedert | picture alliance via Getty ImagesGerman...

Netflix movie ‘The Social Dilemma’ slams social media: Review

The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California.Mike Blake | ReutersThe new Netflix documentary-drama "The Social Dilemma" has sparked some social...

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India bans 118 Chinese apps after Ladakh border tension flares up

Photo Illustration of PUBG app with Banned text on an iPad device in Guwahati, India, on Sept. 2, 2020. India has banned more...

Trump could benefit in potential Bush v. Gore repeat

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday seemingly shifted everything about the 2020 race between President Donald Trump and...

DraftKings shares surge 16% after Michael Jordan joins betting company as board advisor

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan responds to a question during a 2014 news conference at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.Jeff Siner...

Coronavirus live updates: Scientists question Russian vaccine data; WHO says world must ramp up trials

The coronavirus has infected more than 27.8 million people around the world so far, killing at least 904,300 people. Source link

Amazon grows its e-bike delivery team in New York City

A view of Amazon Prime delivery vans in Amazon hub, Woodside, a day after protest in Staten Island Borough in New York City...

Read Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s email after misconduct settlement

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty ImagesAlphabet and...

Sally set to become hurricane and threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

This satellite image from the NOAA shows the formation of Tropical Storm Sally. Sept. 13, 2020.NOAATropical Storm Sally slowed down Sunday as it...

Darden Restaurants (DRI) Q1 2021 earnings top estimates

A customer carries a to-go bag outside a Darden Restaurants Inc. Olive Garden restaurant in Clarksville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, March 5, 2020.Luke...

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Oracle, Tesla, Home Depot, Beyond Meat & more

Check out the companies making headlines in the premarket Friday:Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW) — An analyst at Oppenheimer downgraded both of the home improvement...

Nikola, Comcast, Roku & more

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Investors will look to the Fed to soothe the market next week, but that may be a tall order

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, wearing a face mask, testifies before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee during a hearing on oversight...

Snowflake, Palo Alto Network, Penn National Gaming & more

Cloud data warehouse company Snowflake is promoted at the Nasdaq MarketSite, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in New York's Times Square.Mark Lennihan | APCheck...

Lululemon, Slack, Lyft and more

A customer looks at athletic apparel inside a Lululemon store.Xaume Olleros | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCheck out the companies making headlines after the...