March 2, 2021
Biden to announce Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson's shot

Biden to announce Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s shot

Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine is packaged in a box at the McKesson facility on March 1, 2021 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.Timothy D. Easley | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden will announce Tuesday that pharmaceutical giant Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, a senior administration official confirmed to NBC News.The announcement

March 2, 2021
Eric Schmidt's National Security Commission on AI issues China warning

Eric Schmidt’s National Security Commission on AI issues China warning

Eric Schmidt speaks during a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence conference November 5, 2019, in WashingtonAlex Wong | Getty ImagesThe U.S. is drastically underprepared for the age of artificial intelligence, according to a group of experts chaired by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.The National Security Commission on AI warned in a 756-page report on

March 2, 2021
5 things to know before the stock market opens March 2, 2021

5 things to know before the stock market opens March 2, 2021

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:1. Stocks set to drop after S&P 500’s best day since JuneTraders on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeSource: NYSE2. Target, Kohl’s quarterly results beat estimatesA person wearing a protective mask walks past a Target Corp. store

March 2, 2021
Alaska was openly ‘targeted’ by Biden executive order, Murkowski claims in Haaland confirmation hearing

Alaska was openly ‘targeted’ by Biden executive order, Murkowski claims in Haaland confirmation hearing

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sounded the alarm about President Biden’s oil restrictions, pressing his Interior secretary nominee, Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., on an executive order she said targeted her state.”When we see these executive orders coming out of the White House that not only impact a resource-based state like Alaska, but actually call us out by name,” she told

March 2, 2021
Center for American Liberty filling a 'void' in civil rights sphere, executive director says

Center for American Liberty filling a ‘void’ in civil rights sphere, executive director says

California churches scored a big win earlier this month in their fight against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 restrictions on church gatherings. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of San Bernardino and Riverside County churches that challenged the governor’s restrictions on in-person church services.  Fighting on behalf of those churches was the Center for American Liberty, a Virginia-based

March 2, 2021
Russia’s Sputnik vaccine is luring Eastern Europe, worrying the EU

Russia’s Sputnik vaccine is luring Eastern Europe, worrying the EU

A medical worker holds a syringe with the Gam-COVID-Vac (Sputnik V) Covid-19 vaccine.Alexander Reka | TASS | Getty ImagesAs the European Union struggles to ramp up its rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the 27 member bloc, Russia’s Covid shot is proving alluring to its friends in Eastern Europe, creating another potential rift in the region.The

March 2, 2021
Ant Group likely move to restructure businesses right step, IDC says

Ant Group says will help employees monetize shares after canceled IPO

A logo of Ant Group is pictured at the headquarters of the company, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 29, 2020.Aly Song | ReutersGUANGZHOU, China — Ant Group will find a “liquidity solution” for employees to monetize shares after its massive initial public offering (IPO) was pulled by regulators, according to

March 2, 2021
Sens. Cotton, Romney to propose raising federal minimum wage to $10 with phased approach

Sens. Cotton, Romney to propose raising federal minimum wage to $10 with phased approach

Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Mitt Romney, R-Utah, are proposing legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, coupled with an E-Verify system to ensure employers hire only legally authorized workers. Cotton joined Sandra Smith and John Roberts on “America Reports” Tuesday to discuss the proposal. He also weighed in on the

March 2, 2021
Democrats may consider minimum wage compromise as opportunity narrows

Democrats may consider minimum wage compromise as opportunity narrows

The debate over a $15 minimum wageWith millions around the country calling for a $15 minimum wage, small business owners fear their businesses will be crippled while minimum wage workers have hope for better days ahead.Is any increase better than no increase?That may be the question some Senate Democrats are asking themselves as they try to

March 2, 2021
COVID-19 not likely to be over by end of year, WHO says

COVID-19 not likely to be over by end of year, WHO says

The World Health Organization said Monday that it is unlikely that the coronavirus will no longer be an issue by the end of the year and one official said despite advances, the virus is “very much in control.”Dr. Michael Ryan, the head of the WHO’s emergency services arm, told a press conference in Geneva that

March 2, 2021
Romney jokes about recent fall, 'I went to CPAC'

Romney jokes about recent fall, ‘I went to CPAC’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he was knocked unconscious in a fall over the weekend, but he was “doing better.”The Utah Republican said the accident happened when he was spending time with his grandchildren in Boston. He told reporters he was taken to a hospital and got stitches on his right

March 2, 2021

2023: Former INEC Chairman, Jega Plots To Join PDP, Run For Presidency

The immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, is perfecting plans with some northern stakeholders to join the Peoples Democratic Party and contest for the presidential elections in 2023. Top sources told SaharaReporters that Jega might soon join the PDP to intensify moves on mobilisation across the North for his

March 2, 2021
US-Iran tensions grow over future of 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian dissidents urge Biden to keep up pressure on Tehran, say regime at ‘weakest point in history’

Iranian dissidents are calling on the Biden administration to keep up the pressure on the country’s leaders, arguing that the regime is at its “weakest point in history” — even as the administration looks set to re-engage with Tehran.A report by The Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC), which opposes the regime and calls for a

March 2, 2021

Yobe Governor, Buni Secretly Marries Abacha’s Daughter As Fourth Wife

The governor of Yobe State and chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has secretly married his fourth wife at a very private ceremony in Abuja. SaharaReporters gathered that the governor’s new bride is Gumsu Abacha, one of the daughters of former military Head of State, the late General Sani

March 2, 2021
Cuccinelli to lead initiative to take on Democrats’ sweeping HR 1 election bill

Cuccinelli to lead initiative to take on Democrats’ sweeping HR 1 election bill

In his post-Trump administration days, Ken Cuccinelli is taking on an initiative to both restore confidence in election systems and drum up opposition to Democrats’ wide-ranging HR 1 election bill. On Monday, every single House Democrat signed on to HR 1, dubbed For the People Act. Billed as a way to expand voting rights, the legislation includes everything

March 2, 2021
CDC warns that all recent COVID-19 gains can be lost due to new variants

CDC warns that all recent COVID-19 gains can be lost due to new variants

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday that she is concerned about the virus’ variants and said the recent ground the country made in combating the disease could be lost. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUSShe pointed to the 70,000 new cases in the

March 2, 2021
Nigeria school abduction: Hundreds of girls released by gunmen

Nigeria school abduction: Hundreds of girls released by gunmen

A group of nearly 300 girls are released after they were abducted from their school last week.

March 2, 2021

Kidnapping Schoolchildren Is Lesser Evil Compared To Ransacking Towns, Killing Residents — Sheikh Gumi

A popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has described the kidnapping of schoolchildren by bandits as a lesser evil. The cleric who has been visiting bandits in the forest in an attempt to negotiate a peace deal with them disclosed this while featuring on BBC Pidgin. Gumi said kidnapping schoolchildren was a lesser evil

March 2, 2021
China bitcoin mining hub to shut down cryptocurrency projects

China bitcoin mining hub to shut down cryptocurrency projects

A visual representation of the cryptocurrency bitcoin.S3studio | Getty ImagesGUANGZHOU, China — China’s Inner Mongolia region plans to ban new cryptocurrency mining projects and shut down existing activity in a bid to cut down on energy-consumption.Bitcoin is based on a decentralized network, which means it’s not issued by a single entity like a central bank.

March 2, 2021
Joe Biden administration criticized over US school closures: LIVE UPDATES

Biden transition received donations from George Soros, Hollywood celebrities

WSJ exposes how Big Tech donated to Biden campaignA new Wall Street Journal analysis shows that Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook employees were key funding sources for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Center for a New American Security fellow Kara Frederick with insight.President Biden’s transition team raised more than $20 million, including donations from renowned

March 2, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: AGF Malami Plans To Pursue 2023 Presidential Ambition With Firm Control Of EFCC Funds

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has begun moves to take a shot at the 2023 presidency, SaharaReporters has learnt.  Malami’s bid, it was further gathered, will rely heavily on funds in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission under the care of the new chairmanship.  SaharaReporters learnt that Malami, who

March 2, 2021
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Oprah Winfrey interview: Everything we know

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interview: Everything we know

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.On Feb. 15, CBS announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be interviewed by Winfrey in a special titled “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special.” The interview will see the Sussexes peel back

March 2, 2021
Asia playing 'catch up' to Europe in electric vehicle market: Fitch

Asia playing ‘catch up’ to Europe in electric vehicle market: Fitch

Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2020.Ding Ting | Xinhua News Agency | Getty ImagesChina is the largest player in Asia’s electric vehicle market — but the region is still lagging behind Europe, according to an analyst at research firm Fitch Solutions.Asia is falling behind because European governments are

March 2, 2021
Biden evades question about taking action against China over coronavirus pandemic: LIVE UPDATES

Biden says US, Canada ‘doubled down’ on efforts to fight climate change

President Biden hosted his first bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, where the pair pledged to strengthen their partnership and to address the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and a middle-class economic recovery.Biden said the U.S. and Canada “doubled down” on efforts to fight climate change.”Now that the United States is back in the

March 2, 2021
Celebrity splits of 2021 | Fox News

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West’s California property invaded by intruder

Kim Kardashian’s California property was invaded by an intruder on Monday.A rep for the star confirmed the invasion to Fox News and said that contrary to other reports, the prowler did not also invade Kylie Jenner’s nearby property.The rep declined to offer additional details about the incident.It is currently unclear whether any arrests were made or

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Callie Brownson of the Cleveland Browns is first female position coach in NFL game
Callie Brownson of the Cleveland Browns is first female position coach in NFL game
USWNT stars Tobin Heath and Christen Press on equal pay: To win that fight is bigger than World Cup victory
USWNT stars Tobin Heath and Christen Press on equal pay: To win that fight is bigger than World Cup victory
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Federer muses on retirement planning
Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea manager
Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea manager
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Iga Swiatek on winning 2020 French Open
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How Dustin Johnson’s speedy approach could help golf’s pace of play

Politics

Biden to announce Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s shot

Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine is packaged in a box at the McKesson facility on March 1, 2021 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.Timothy D. Easley | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden will announce Tuesday that pharmaceutical giant Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, a senior administration official confirmed to NBC News.The announcement

Eric Schmidt’s National Security Commission on AI issues China warning

Eric Schmidt speaks during a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence conference November 5, 2019, in WashingtonAlex Wong | Getty ImagesThe U.S. is drastically underprepared for the age of artificial intelligence, according to a group of experts chaired by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.The National Security Commission on AI warned in a 756-page report on

5 things to know before the stock market opens March 2, 2021

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:1. Stocks set to drop after S&P 500’s best day since JuneTraders on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeSource: NYSE2. Target, Kohl’s quarterly results beat estimatesA person wearing a protective mask walks past a Target Corp. store

Alaska was openly ‘targeted’ by Biden executive order, Murkowski claims in Haaland confirmation hearing

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, sounded the alarm about President Biden’s oil restrictions, pressing his Interior secretary nominee, Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., on an executive order she said targeted her state.”When we see these executive orders coming out of the White House that not only impact a resource-based state like Alaska, but actually call us out by name,” she told

Center for American Liberty filling a ‘void’ in civil rights sphere, executive director says

California churches scored a big win earlier this month in their fight against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 restrictions on church gatherings. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of San Bernardino and Riverside County churches that challenged the governor’s restrictions on in-person church services.  Fighting on behalf of those churches was the Center for American Liberty, a Virginia-based

Russia’s Sputnik vaccine is luring Eastern Europe, worrying the EU

A medical worker holds a syringe with the Gam-COVID-Vac (Sputnik V) Covid-19 vaccine.Alexander Reka | TASS | Getty ImagesAs the European Union struggles to ramp up its rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the 27 member bloc, Russia’s Covid shot is proving alluring to its friends in Eastern Europe, creating another potential rift in the region.The

Ant Group says will help employees monetize shares after canceled IPO

A logo of Ant Group is pictured at the headquarters of the company, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 29, 2020.Aly Song | ReutersGUANGZHOU, China — Ant Group will find a “liquidity solution” for employees to monetize shares after its massive initial public offering (IPO) was pulled by regulators, according to

Sens. Cotton, Romney to propose raising federal minimum wage to $10 with phased approach

Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Mitt Romney, R-Utah, are proposing legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, coupled with an E-Verify system to ensure employers hire only legally authorized workers. Cotton joined Sandra Smith and John Roberts on “America Reports” Tuesday to discuss the proposal. He also weighed in on the
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Michelle Obama speaks to NBA, WNBA players about how they can use platform to create change

Click to expand UP NEXT LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. He may have been in the locker room preparing for a game, but Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum found time to sneak in a phone call. It was rather important. Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke to a handful of NBA and WNBA players Sunday
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How Italy turned the Covid-19 disaster around

Now, just four months later, life in Italy, the country Vice President Mike Pence once said “no one wanted to be like,” is nearly back to normal, despite occasional spikes in cases that have been attributed to migrants arriving in the country or living in close quarters. The death toll has leveled off at just
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George Floyd’s death ignited a racial reckoning that shows no signs of slowing down

America rises up regularly. It’s in the DNA of a country founded on dissent. Millions have forged their anger into action, from the tax revolts of the nation’s earliest days, to the labor, housing and busing protests that helped shape the civil rights movement. The Me Too-fueled women’s marches of 2017 and 2018 and the
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News this week: Start your week smart

  Where is Congress this week? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said senators can head home for the August recess, but should be ready to be called back if things develop on the stimulus front. Same thing goes for the House, which is still out.    Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin will hold primary
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How Italy turned the Covid-19 disaster around

Now, just four months later, life in Italy, the country Vice President Mike Pence once said “no one wanted to be like,” is nearly back to normal, despite occasional spikes in cases that have been attributed to migrants arriving in the country or living in close quarters. The death toll has leveled off at just
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Italy prepares to return to school … with saws

Social distancing is vital to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, but most Italian schools still use old-fashioned “banchi,” or benches, that seat multiple students to save space in their cramped classrooms. Single desks are rare, especially in the lower grade levels. Italy’s Education Ministry put out a Europe-wide tender earlier in July for three million
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