Guatemala’s Congress has begun reshaping the country’s highest court, selecting a new magistrate and an alternate in decisions that could have grave consequences for the battle against corruption and impunity
Three young women who worked for a TV station in Afghanistan were gunned down in two separate attacks as they walked home from work in Jalalabad Tuesday, authorities say. Police say a fourth woman was shot and critically injured, the BBC reports. The three women killed were between 18 and...
Curtis was named the spokesperson of the sixth annual month-long Make March Matter campaign. "I am connected deeply to advocacy," the actress said. (March 2)
Will Smith Says He May Consider Running for Political Office. Will Smith appeared on Crooked Media’s podcast, ‘Pod Save America,’ to talk about his future political aspirations. . Smith said that he may consider running for office “at some point down the line.” . I think for now I’ll let that office get cleaned up a little bit and then I’ll consider that at some point down the line, Will Smith, to 'Pod Save America'. He then described himself as “optimistic” and “hopeful,” saying he’d like to do his part to foster “harmony” between people. . Whether the “part” means remaining “artistic” or entering the “political arena” is yet to be known by Smith. I will certainly do my part, whether it remains artistic or, at some point, ventures into the political arena, Will Smith, to 'Pod Save America'. This isn’t the first time that Smith has floated the idea of running for political office. . In 2015, Smith hinted that he felt compelled to run for office because of Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric. . This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep, you know? So I’m feeling that at some point, in the near future, I will have to lend my voice to the conversation ... , Will Smith, via 'Complex'
"It is now time to open Texas 100%," Gov. Greg Abbott declared Tuesday, announcing that the state's mask mandate is being lifted and businesses will be allowed to open at full capacity starting March 10. Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday rescinding earlier pandemic-related orders, including the mask mandate, CNN...
After Gurdeep Pandher received his COVID-19 vaccine on the first day of March, he immediately went out to a frozen lake and danced Bhangra, a traditional Indian dance, to share his joy with others.
Hydroxychloroquine, Should Not Be Used To Prevent COVID-19, WHO Experts Say. The World Health Organization (WHO) published its clear assessment of the anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine in the medical journal 'BMJ' this week. The guideline development panel made a strong recommendation against the use of hydroxychloroquine for individuals who do not have covid-19, WHO Report, via CBS News. The panel judged that almost all people would not consider this drug worthwhile, WHO Report, via CBS News. Former President Donald Trump publicly supported the drug, saying he was taking it in the spring to prevent contracting the coronavirus. Trump was hospitalized due to serious COVID-19 complications in October. The WHO panel recommends an end to all research into the drug as coronavirus preventative. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria. . Federal regulators warned against taking the drug except under medical supervision due to side effects that include issues with heart rhythm.
Creighton coach Greg McDermott has apologized for urging his players to “stay on the plantation” in a postgame locker room talk following a loss over the weekend
San Francisco will begin reopening more parts of its economy, including indoor dining, movie theaters and gyms, as California gives seven counties the go-ahead thanks to declining rates of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. (March 2)
Fox News announced on the air Tuesday that Kayleigh McEnany, who was press secretary in the Trump White House, has been hired as a commentator. In her first appearance as an employee, McEnany said the former president wasn't responsible for the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, CNN reports....
Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Phoenix’s Devin Booker have been 3-point champions at All-Star weekend before, and they’ll try to win that trophy again Sunday
The Academy Awards and Grammys are coming up, and as far as TV ratings go, the bar has been dramatically lowered. Ratings tanked for Sunday's Golden Globes broadcast. The average audience came in at 6.9 million, Vulture reports, compared to 18.3 million in 2020. The numbers have fallen...
After being closed for nearly a year, some public schools in California are reopening with new COVID-19 safety protocols. Most students in the nation’s most populous state have been learning from home for the past year during the pandemic. (March 2)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the immunologist who became the face of the U.S. government’s pandemic response, has donated his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus to the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History
How You Can Help Your Kids Deal With Anxiety Caused by the Pandemic. Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, parents continue to be concerned about the effects of isolation on their children. . One study from NCBI called pandemics a valid source of “adverse childhood experiences” and noted a link to children developing depression and anxiety. Thankfully, pediatricians say you can do these six things to help your kids deal with pandemic-caused anxiety. 1. Stay connected by checking in with them daily. 2. Encourage them to spend time outside. 3. Relax screen time limitations. 4. Create daily family rituals and routines. 5. Allow them to make “choices within limits.”. 6. Manage your own stress so you can be emotionally available for them.
A top Nike exec with the company 25 years is out of a job amid a controversy involving her entrepreneurial teenage son. His business: reselling sneakers. Ann Hebert, the company's VP and general manager of North America, resigned Monday after Bloomberg Businessweek came out with a feature about her son,...
An Indonesian volcano erupted on March 2, sending ash thousands of meters into the sky. While officials reported no lives were in danger, a thick layer of ash has begun settling on farms and buildings.
6 Dr. Seuss Books Will Stop Being Published Due to Racist Images. Dr. Seuss Enterprises made the announcement on the late author and illustrator's birthday, March 2. These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, via statement. Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, via statement. The books to cease being published are 'And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,' 'If I Ran the Zoo,'. 'McElligot's Pool,' 'On Beyond Zebra!,' 'Scrambled Eggs Super!' and 'The Cat's Quizzer.'. The company said that the decision was made last year. Dr. Seuss Enterprises listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. , Dr. Seuss Enterprises, via statement. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, via statement. Dr. Seuss' works, which are sold in over 100 countries, have been translated into dozens of languages as well as braille
Miguel Cardona has been sworn in as education secretary, clearing the way for him to lead the president's effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. (March 2)