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FDA relaxes guidance on giving blood, reduces deferral period for gay men from 1 year to 3 months

The FDA announced Thursday that it is relaxing some of the recommendations regarding blood donations to address “a dramatic reduction in donations” amid the COVID-19 pandemic — but the department still recommends that sexually active gay men should not give blood. According to a press release from the department, it is now recommending that male donors can Read More…

Mnuchin says checks from coronavirus bill coming “within 3 weeks”

Washington — Americans who are eligible to receive one-time payments from the federal government as part of a massive coronavirus economic relief package will see that money deposited into their bank accounts “within three weeks,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. “We expect that within three weeks, that people who have direct deposit with information with us will Read More…

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FDA relaxes guidance on giving blood, reduces deferral period for gay men from 1 year to 3 months

The FDA announced Thursday that it is relaxing some of the recommendations regarding blood donations to address “a dramatic reduction in donations” amid the COVID-19 pandemic — but the department still recommends that sexually active gay men should not give blood. According to a press release from the department, it is now recommending that male donors can Read More…

Mnuchin says checks from coronavirus bill coming “within 3 weeks”

Washington — Americans who are eligible to receive one-time payments from the federal government as part of a massive coronavirus economic relief package will see that money deposited into their bank accounts “within three weeks,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. “We expect that within three weeks, that people who have direct deposit with information with us will Read More…

Yale’s most popular class ever is available free online — and the topic is how to be happier in your daily life

In the spring of 2018, the Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos unveiled a new course, Psychology and the Good Life. The subject was happiness. Santos’ course was a blend of abstract and concrete. It combined positive psychology with the real-life applications of behavioral science. It debunked popular notions of what makes people happy (like the Read More…

Walmart deploys new emergency leave policy after Kentucky associate tests positive for coronavirus

Walmart said Tuesday it is deploying an emergency employee leave program as the retailer confirms one of its store associates in Cynthiana, Kentucky, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The infected employee is a woman and Walmart said she is improving with medical care. The new policy comes as the coronavirus spreads throughout many U.S. states where the Read More…

Airlines are burning thousands of gallons of fuel flying empty ‘ghost’ planes so they can keep their flight slots during the coronavirus outbreak

Airlines have wasted thousands of gallons of fuel running empty “ghost” flights during the coronavirus outbreak because of European rules saying operators can lose their flight slots if they keep their planes on the ground. Demand for flights has collapsed across the globe amid growing fears about the outbreak. Under Europe’s rules, airlines operating out of Read More…

Moscow targets Chinese with raids amid virus fears

MOSCOW — Bus drivers in Moscow kept their WhatsApp group chat buzzing with questions this week about what to do if they spotted passengers who might be from China riding with them in the Russian capital. “Some Asian-looking (people) have just got on. Probably Chinese. Should I call (the police)?” one driver messaged his peers. “How do Read More…

Migrant woman gives birth at Border Patrol office

CHULA VISTA — A pregnant Guatemalan woman, arrested on suspicion of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without authorization on Sunday, gave birth about a half-hour later in a Border Patrol station in Chula Vista, authorities said. The 27-year-old woman was spotted walking with a man and two children about a mile east of the Otay Mesa Port of Read More…

Bethenny Frankel to Topline HBO Max Competition Series

Bethenny Frankel is returning to her reality TV roots with a competition series at HBO Max. The Skinnygirl founder and former Real Housewives of New York City star will front an eight-episode series called The Big Shot With Bethenny, in which aspiring business moguls compete for a job on Frankel’s executive team. The Apprentice-like show hails from MGM TV, Read More…

Attorney General William Barr to testify before House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr has accepted an invitation to testify to the House Judiciary Committee on March 31, ending a year-long standoff that began when the panel first demanded his testimony in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The arrangement comes as Democrats have demanded answers about Barr’s apparent intervention in the sentencing of President Read More…

GOING VIRAL Shocking moment Instagram pranksters spark panic by pretending to spill ‘coronavirus’ on NY subway train

INSTAGRAM comedians sparked panic when they pretended to spill coronavirus on a New York subway train. The jokers got on an L train in Brooklyn dressed in hazmat suits and carrying a plastic container filled with red liquid and covered in warning labels. They then tipped the contents on the floor and told passengers it Read More…

Amazon wants to depose Trump over $10B Pentagon contract

Amazon is seeking sworn testimony from President Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the corporation missed out on a $10 billion Pentagon contract last year, according to court documents unsealed Monday. Amazon Web Services alleges Trump is part of the reason why rival Microsoft won out instead. Amazon blames “improper pressure from President Donald J. Trump, who launched repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks Read More…

US companies suspend China operations, restrict travel as coronavirus outbreak spreads

Disney, McDonald’s, Starbucks and other U.S. companies with significant footprints in China are suspending operations and instituting travel restrictions as they respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The virus has now taken the lives of at least 82 people in China and sickened 2,900 worldwide, including in the U.S. and Europe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Read More…

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash puts spotlight on Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky S-76B, investigations underway

The maker of the helicopter that crashed and killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on Sunday pledged to investigate the incident. Defense contractor and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin said it would probe the crash of its Sikorsky S-76B helicopter in Calabasas, California, near Malibu, which killed nine people. The S-76 series helicopter debuted in the 1970s. Sikorsky has Read More…

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline on U.S. land

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, federal officials told The Associated Press, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt covers 46 miles Read More…

Taco Bell will test a 6-figure salary for managers and roll out paid sick leave as fast food’s war for talent continues to rage

Taco Bell is looking for new ways to win over employees in the war for talent. On Thursday, the fast-food chain announced it would test a $100,000 salary for the general managers of certain company-owned locations later this year. Taco Bell also said that all employees at company-owned stores are eligible for at least 24 Read More…

FACEBOOK boss Mark Zuckerberg’s personal wealth rose by a mind-boggling $27.3 BILLION in 2019, says a report.

Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates was also a money-spinner in 2019, raking in $22.7billion, reports Fortune. It said that 172 billionaires in the US on the latest Bloomberg ranking “added $500billion” in personal wealth. The report comes two months after Facebook Inc reported a spike in users in lucrative markets, and its third straight rise in Read More…

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Scholarship established in Carley McCord's honor

NEW ORLEANS — Carley McCord’s family is honoring the Louisiana sports reporter with a memorial scholarship in her name at her alma mater, Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. McCord’s sister told our partners at NOLA.com/The New Orleans Advocate that the scholarship was the best way to mark losing her sister in a small plane crash in Lafayette. Read More…

Dems rush to blame Trump for anti-Semitic violence

Saturday’s stabbing during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, N.Y., the latest in a spate of anti-Jewish violence in the region, drew bipartisan condemnation. But the attack also became a political football in a matter of hours, with several on the left jumping to point fingers at President Trump — in turn, inviting accusations that Democrats are distracting Read More…

Macon County student finishes high school at 16

MACON COUNTY, Ga. — Chance Simpson modeled his desire for success after his older brother. “My brother Ronald Simpson, he graduated from Bethune Cookman and now he’s in the military right now,” Simpson said. Through his community service work, he realized a lot of kids in Marshallville grew up without role models. “I understand that Read More…