April 21, 2021
Queen Elizabeth II will rely on her family for support during birthday after Prince Philip’s death: source

Queen Elizabeth II will rely on her family for support during birthday after Prince Philip’s death: source

EXCLUSIVE: Queen Elizabeth II will be relying on loved ones during a somber birthday.The reigning monarch’s 95th birthday is the first following the death of her husband Prince Philip, who was buried at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday.The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to Elizabeth for 73 years, passed away on

April 21, 2021
Georgia GOP Senate candidate Kelvin King highlights 'need to un-cancel America’ as he targets Warnock

Georgia GOP Senate candidate Kelvin King highlights ‘need to un-cancel America’ as he targets Warnock

EXCLUSIVE: Kelvin King says the Republican Party’s at a crossroads.”We have to decide right now if we’re going to be knocked down or knocked out,” the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia told Fox News in an interview. “Personally, I’m ready to take back the state and fight for our future and the future of our country.”WARNOCK, AMONG

April 21, 2021
AirTag's are set to rival the Tile tracker product launched via crowdfunding in 2014

AirTags lead the line up of new products at first Apple event of 2021 | Science & Tech News

Apple launched a series of new products at an event broadcast from California on 20 April, including AirTags. The AirTag product will rival the original Tile Tracker, which launched following a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2014. The Apple product, which will cost £29, is a small round disk that can be attached to anything and

April 21, 2021
Peter Thiel’s Founder's Fund partners with Apeiron's Elevat3 tech fund

Peter Thiel-backed psychedelics firm to raise $100 million

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal Inc.VCG | Getty ImagesATAI Life Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company aiming to make psychedelic drugs to treat mental health disorders, announced that it is planning to raise $100 million in an initial public offering.The Berlin-headquartered company, which counts billionaire investor Peter Thiel as one of its main backers, submitted an S-1

April 21, 2021
Hellah Sidibe: Former MLS player running 3,000 miles from California to New York

Hellah Sidibe: Former MLS player running 3,000 miles from California to New York

Hellah Sidibe: Running from California to NYCMost people who run know it can at times be a painful business – even if you’re good at it.But Hellah Sidibe, a Mali-born former professional footballer, has decided to put himself through pain on an altogether different scale, without even the promise of a souvenir medal.The 30-year-old, whose

April 21, 2021
A composite image of Belinda, Gifty and Erica

Female STEM engineers behind Ghana’s solar cars

A team of female engineering graduates is aiming to overcome gender barriers in Ghana’s male-dominated automobile industry. Belinda, Gifty and Erica have embraced opportunities offered by Solar Taxi, a transport service start-up, by assembling its solar-powered fleet of vehicles.So what’s driving them? They spoke to the BBC’s Azeezat Olaoluwa.Video Editor: Miriam O’DonkorProducer: Akwasi SarpongFilmed by:

April 21, 2021
'Dancing with the Stars' pro Cheryl Burke apologizes to Ian Ziering for past 'nasty' comments

‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro Cheryl Burke apologizes to Ian Ziering for past ‘nasty’ comments

Cheryl Burke has issued an apology.The “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer, 36, surprised fans in 2016 when she admitted that Ian Ziering, who she danced with for the show’s fourth season, was her “least favorite” celebrity dance partner.At the time, she opened up about Ziering on Matt Weiss and Theo Von’s “Allegedly” podcast, according to TMZ, and said that

April 21, 2021
Minneapolis Mayor praises George Floyd: 'His life bettered our city'

Minneapolis Mayor praises George Floyd: ‘His life bettered our city’

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey praised George Floyd following the guilty verdict on Tuesday against former police officer Derek Chauvin for Floyd’s murder.”George Floyd came to Minneapolis to better his life. But ultimately his life will have bettered our city,” the Democratic mayor wrote on Twitter. “The jury joined in a shared conviction that has animated Minneapolis for

April 21, 2021
Amazon Whole Foods getting palm-scanning payment system

Amazon Whole Foods getting palm-scanning payment system

Amazon One connects a shopper’s palm to their credit card, letting them pay without waiting in line.AmazonAmazon is expanding its palm-scanning payment system to a Whole Foods store in Seattle, the company announced Wednesday, the first of many planned rollouts at other locations.Amazon One, which debuted in September and is currently in use at about

April 21, 2021
Harris acknowledges major new social welfare spending in $1.9T COVID relief bill was ‘intentional’

Kamala Harris: Guilty verdict in Chauvin trial would ‘not heal the pain that existed for generations’

Shortly before a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd last May, Vice President Kamala Harris said even a guilty verdict would not “heal the pain” of systematic racism in the United States.Harris spoke to CNN just before the jury announced it had found Chauvin guilty on charges

April 21, 2021
St. Louis gun owner Mark McCloskey, who defended home from protesters, may seek US Senate seat

St. Louis gun owner Mark McCloskey, who defended home from protesters, may seek US Senate seat

Mark McCloskey, a St. Louis attorney who, along with his wife, armed himself and confronted Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home last summer, said he is considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat.”I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes,” McCloskey told Politico on Tuesday.U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., previously announced he is retiring after serving in

April 21, 2021
TikTok rose to popularity after it launched globally in 2018 but has come under fire for its data collection practices

Social media giant TikTok sued by former children’s commissioner over ‘shady’ data collection policy | Science & Tech News

The former children’s commissioner for England has launched legal proceedings on behalf of 3.5 million children under 13 against TikTok. Anne Longfield has alleged that the social media platform has illegally collected personal data from millions of children since May 2018 – when General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced. The lawsuit is seeking compensation

April 21, 2021
Biden ignores rioting that marred summer of George Floyd protests after Chauvin conviction

Biden ignores rioting that marred summer of George Floyd protests after Chauvin conviction

President Biden on Tuesday, weighing in on the murder conviction of ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, left out the rioting, looting, arson and worse that broke out around the country amid a summer of unrest following George Floyd’s Memorial Day death.The president said the protesters, most of whom were peacefully and lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights,

April 21, 2021
Mondale remembered by Geraldine Ferraro's daughter

Mondale remembered by Geraldine Ferraro’s daughter

EXCLUSIVE: It was a decision that “changed what people thought was possible for women.”That is how Donna Zaccaro describes the event 37 years ago when Democratic Presidential nominee Walter Mondale selected her mother, New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, to be the first woman ever to run for vice president on a major party ticket. Mondale, who passed away

April 21, 2021

Nigerian Senate Moves To Establish Agency To Control Cows, Other Livestock Movement

The Senate on Tuesday considered a bill that seeks to control the movement of cows and other livestock across the country. The bill which was sponsored by Senator Bima, Muhammad Enagi (Niger South), seeks to establish National Livestock (Protection, Control and Management) Bureau, passed Second Reading on the floor of the Senate. According to Enagi,

April 21, 2021
Bill, Hillary Clinton say jury made 'right decision' in finding Derek Chauvin guilty: 'Black lives matter'

Bill, Hillary Clinton say jury made ‘right decision’ in finding Derek Chauvin guilty: ‘Black lives matter’

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton each reacted to Tuesday’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.The former president said the jury “made the right decision” in convicting Chauvin, an ex-Minneapolis police officer on murder charges in the death of George Floyd in the city last May.”His tragic death and the

April 21, 2021

Falana, Labour Form New Movement, Roll Out Radical Agenda To Liberate Nigeria

Ahead of national elections and beyond, progressives across Nigeria have met to form a mass workers and labouring masses’ political party. The new movement said it would replace despair with hope by uniting the working people and the masses beyond the narrow prism of ethnicity and religion, with the hope of attaining a new Nigerian

April 21, 2021
For young people watching, the Chauvin guilty verdict brought ‘relief, not joy’ 

For young people watching, the Chauvin guilty verdict brought ‘relief, not joy’ 

Tuesday’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial will be a “where were you when…” moment for a generation of young people. That’s because George Floyd’s killing at the hands of a former Minneapolis police officer, and the Black Lives Matter protests that followed, have been pivotal news events of their childhood. As the historic

April 21, 2021
Candace Owens: Democrats gaslighting with 'Jim Crow' election law claims; trying to 'import' new voters

Candace Owens slams Democrats, media for ‘mob justice’ in Derek Chauvin trial

Author and conservative analyst Candace Owens reacted to the guilty verdict lodged against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd as a symptom of a perpetual media and Democrat Party narrative absent many facts about the case.Owens said Chauvin suffered “mob justice,” and the verdict was very likely influenced by politicians

April 21, 2021
Newark voters choose candidates with political backing for school board

Newark voters choose candidates with political backing for school board

Newark voters on Tuesday chose candidates backed by powerful elected officials to fill four open seats on the city’s nine-member school board, according to preliminary results. The winning candidates — two incumbents, a state senator’s aide who was filling a temporary board vacancy, and a newcomer — now face the monumental task of helping oversee

April 21, 2021
George W. Bush comments on Matthew McConaughey’s potential run for governor of Texas: ‘It’s a tough business’

George W. Bush comments on Matthew McConaughey’s potential run for governor of Texas: ‘It’s a tough business’

George W. Bush sat back in a chair and commented on Matthew McConaughey’s potential run for governor of Texas.”I read that, Matthew, yeah…” Bush said during a Tuesday appearance on “Today with Hoda & Jenna” when asked about the possibility of the 51-year-old actor really considering a run for Texas governor. Former first lady Laura Bush also appeared on

April 21, 2021

We Need Referendum, Freedom From Nigeria, Not Asylum, IPOB Tells UK Government

The Indigenous People of Biafra says its victimised members do not want asylum from the British government. IPOB said what it needs and appreciates most is a referendum that will accord a sovereign Biafran nation to its members. The separatist group said this while reacting to the promise by the United Kingdom to grant asylum to

April 21, 2021
Why a Denver high school is offering a personal finance class

Why a Denver high school is offering a personal finance class

On a recent Thursday, Denver teacher Daniel Walter started a lesson on supply and demand with a question about legendary New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez. “If A-Rod’s skills are unique enough to get him paid $275 million, what do we know about the supply of great baseball players? High? Low? Somewhere in the middle?”

April 21, 2021
Why Prince William is reportedly hesitant to reconcile with Prince Harry quickly

Why Prince William is reportedly hesitant to reconcile with Prince Harry quickly

Prince Harry and Prince William’s possible reconciliation may be a slow-going process.The two have reportedly faced a rift since Harry, 36, and his wife Meghan Markle stepped back from their royal duties – possibly even longer considering reports that William, 39, confronted his younger brother about the speedy rate of his relationship with Markle.On Saturday, the

April 21, 2021
Cuomo gave preferential COVID-19 testing access to New York-based pharmaceutical exec: Report

New York Democratic Cuomo critic Ron Kim lauds new criminal probe into governor

New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim, a leading Democratic critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus crisis in Empire State nursing homes, is lauding a second criminal probe into the governor’s alleged misconduct following allegations that he used taxpayer resources to write and promote his book on pandemic leadership.Kim called the new probe “an

Sports

Jaime Vardy hits hat trick, Leicester City scores five as it thrashes Manchester City
Jaime Vardy hits hat trick, Leicester City scores five as it thrashes Manchester City
Women's PGA Championship: Mirim Lee admits she 'had no motivation to play golf' before winning her debut major
Women’s PGA Championship: Mirim Lee admits she ‘had no motivation to play golf’ before winning her debut major
Michael Phelps says next year's Olympic Games will not be free of drug cheats
Michael Phelps says next year’s Olympic Games will not be free of drug cheats
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WNBA star marries the man whose prison sentence she helped overturn
Najee Harris hurdles over Notre Dame defender in Rose Bowl after Megan Rapinoe tells him to
Najee Harris hurdles over Notre Dame defender in Rose Bowl after Megan Rapinoe tells him to
Brazillian Soccer Star, Neymar, Reportedly Tests Positive For COVID-19

Politics

Queen Elizabeth II will rely on her family for support during birthday after Prince Philip’s death: source

EXCLUSIVE: Queen Elizabeth II will be relying on loved ones during a somber birthday.The reigning monarch’s 95th birthday is the first following the death of her husband Prince Philip, who was buried at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday.The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to Elizabeth for 73 years, passed away on

Georgia GOP Senate candidate Kelvin King highlights ‘need to un-cancel America’ as he targets Warnock

EXCLUSIVE: Kelvin King says the Republican Party’s at a crossroads.”We have to decide right now if we’re going to be knocked down or knocked out,” the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia told Fox News in an interview. “Personally, I’m ready to take back the state and fight for our future and the future of our country.”WARNOCK, AMONG

AirTags lead the line up of new products at first Apple event of 2021 | Science & Tech News

Apple launched a series of new products at an event broadcast from California on 20 April, including AirTags. The AirTag product will rival the original Tile Tracker, which launched following a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2014. The Apple product, which will cost £29, is a small round disk that can be attached to anything and

Peter Thiel-backed psychedelics firm to raise $100 million

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal Inc.VCG | Getty ImagesATAI Life Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company aiming to make psychedelic drugs to treat mental health disorders, announced that it is planning to raise $100 million in an initial public offering.The Berlin-headquartered company, which counts billionaire investor Peter Thiel as one of its main backers, submitted an S-1

Hellah Sidibe: Former MLS player running 3,000 miles from California to New York

Hellah Sidibe: Running from California to NYCMost people who run know it can at times be a painful business – even if you’re good at it.But Hellah Sidibe, a Mali-born former professional footballer, has decided to put himself through pain on an altogether different scale, without even the promise of a souvenir medal.The 30-year-old, whose

Female STEM engineers behind Ghana’s solar cars

A team of female engineering graduates is aiming to overcome gender barriers in Ghana’s male-dominated automobile industry. Belinda, Gifty and Erica have embraced opportunities offered by Solar Taxi, a transport service start-up, by assembling its solar-powered fleet of vehicles.So what’s driving them? They spoke to the BBC’s Azeezat Olaoluwa.Video Editor: Miriam O’DonkorProducer: Akwasi SarpongFilmed by:

‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro Cheryl Burke apologizes to Ian Ziering for past ‘nasty’ comments

Cheryl Burke has issued an apology.The “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer, 36, surprised fans in 2016 when she admitted that Ian Ziering, who she danced with for the show’s fourth season, was her “least favorite” celebrity dance partner.At the time, she opened up about Ziering on Matt Weiss and Theo Von’s “Allegedly” podcast, according to TMZ, and said that

Minneapolis Mayor praises George Floyd: ‘His life bettered our city’

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey praised George Floyd following the guilty verdict on Tuesday against former police officer Derek Chauvin for Floyd’s murder.”George Floyd came to Minneapolis to better his life. But ultimately his life will have bettered our city,” the Democratic mayor wrote on Twitter. “The jury joined in a shared conviction that has animated Minneapolis for
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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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