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How everyday Americans have turned disease detectives — armed with a phone

It could be a chapter out of a science fiction book: Librarian becomes disease detective and tracks down deadly virus. For 64-year-old Jensa Woo, she’s used to being surrounded by stacks of dystopian novels. But now she’s living it and writing her own story as a Covid-19 contact tracer ready to fight in the so-called…MORE

Some markets are hitting their highest levels since March. But huge risks remain

The end of the strictest phases of lockdowns in some countries is triggering euphoria in financial markets, with US futures rising sharply and Europe’s Stoxx 600 index hitting its highest level since early March. What’s happening: Japan said it would end its state of emergency on Monday, while UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the…MORE

10 cases that could change how the Supreme Court looks at the Second Amendment

10 cases that could change how the Supreme Court looks at the Second Amendment

The Supreme Court’s solid conservative majority could soon choose to take up its first major Second Amendment case in nearly a decade, positioning the court to override state laws established to limit the availability and accessibility of some firearms and when they can be carried in public. There are 10 cases waiting before the justices,…MORE

Aston Martin replaces CEO Andy Palmer with Mercedes-AMG chief

Aston Martin has replaced CEO Andy Palmer with the current head of Mercedes-AMG as the ailing luxury sports carmaker tries to revive its fortunes. The company named 54-year old Tobias Moers as its new CEO in a statement Tuesday. Palmer, who has held the role since 2014, will step down at the end of this…MORE

‘The Match II’ is the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television

It’s official: People really have missed live sport. The proof was in Sunday’s charity golf match between Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady which attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers. According to Turner Sports, the spectacle was the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television after appearing domestically on…MORE

Meet the Manchester United fanatic opening a 33,000-piece museum in Finland

The Finnish capital of Helsinki may not be the first place you’d expect to find a museum crammed with Manchester United memorabilia, but thousands of miles from Old Trafford is a building where Jere Virtanen houses the fruits of a longstanding obsession. Virtanen’s love for United is as old as his love for the game…MORE

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history, researchers warn

Human activity could drive extinction and destroy billions of years of evolutionary history, which has produced remarkable creatures such as the punk-haired Mary River turtle, the yellow eyed Aye Aye lemur and the Chinese crocodile, researchers have warned. In a study published in the Nature Communications journal on Tuesday, researchers explored how the areas home…MORE

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APRIL 16, 2020

Luisana Lopilato is standing by her husband Michael Bublé after some fans expressed concerns over his behavior in a recent social media appearance. On Sunday, the Argentinian model, 32, posted a message to her followers on Instagram, shooting down any negative claims about her marriage to 44 yr old Buble, with whom she shares three…

APRIL 14, 2020

(If you were thinking we’d sit through another few weeks of quarantine, and then we’d get back to hitting up live concerts, sporting events, and other large-scale gatherings . . . you might NOT want to get your hopes up. Experts say it could be MANY months before that can happen. Zeke Emanuel, the director…