People who balked at paying inflated ticket prices for concerts and sporting events before the pandemic might find some schadenfreude in Eric Baker's tale of woe. Noah Kirsch at Forbes takes a look at how Baker's triumphant acquisition of StubHub turned sour with dizzying speed. Baker co-founded the ticket reseller...
Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the aircraft manufacturer deals with a downturn in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs are expected to be concentrated in the Seattle area. (May 27)
Gru and his yellow Minions from the “Despicable Me” movie franchise are urging people to keep their distance. The beloved animated characters are reminding people to keep safe and help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. According to Reuters, the characters star in a new public service announcement unveiled on Wednesday. The animation studio behind “Despicable Me,” developed the PSA with the World Health Organization and the United Nations Foundation. In the minute-long PSA, Gru urges people to wash their hands regularly and keep at least 6 feet away from each other. He also urges everyone to find fun things to do at home like dancing and cooking and to be kind to others.
Baseball players will take at least a few days and possibly until next week to respond to Major League Baseball’s proposed salary-slashing plan for a pandemic-delayed season
Poll Reveals 50% of Americans Are Willing to Take a COVID-19 Vaccine As of May 27, there have been over 100,000 reported deaths related to COVID-19 in the U.S. The pandemic has infected over 1.7 million people in the country. A poll by the Associated Press-Norc Center for Public Affairs Research was conducted from May 14-18. Of the 1,056 adults who participated, one in five have no interest in getting the vaccine. 31% said they were not sure if they wanted the vaccine when it becomes available. One participant admitted they were afraid of side effects despite not being personally opposed to vaccinations. The survey also says that 61% of people believe a COVID-19 vaccine will debut sometime next year. President Trump has promised that by January 2021, there will be 300 million doses of a vaccine.
Brittany Murphy's sudden and tragic death has long been cause for speculation by her fans. The beloved actress known for her roles in "Clueless" and "8 Mile" died in 2009 at the age of 32. According to CNN, Murphy's death was ruled an accident at the time, but suspicion surrounds the circumstances. Officials determined her death was caused by a combination of pneumonia, an iron deficiency and "multiple drug intoxication". Months later her husband, Simon Monjack, also mysteriously died due to severe anemia and acute pneumonia. The ID channel documentary "Brittany Murphy: An ID Mystery" aired Tuesday and has renewed interest in the deaths. The documentary that explores the suspicious deaths can currently be streamed for free on the Discovery ID site.
President Trump isn't doing himself—or the country—any favors by pushing unfounded conspiracy theories about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal warned Wednesday. The conservative publication's board, condemning the president's behavior in unusually strong terms, said Trump's claim that Scarborough was involved in...
Take a look at this ominous shelf cloud hovering above the Falcon 9 rocket, which is set to launch at 4:33 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 27.
SpaceX’s Historic Launch With NASA Astronauts Is a ‘Go’ SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are set to take flight on Wednesday. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be onboard, making a trip to the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, via briefing The only major hurdle remains the weather, which currently has a 50 percent chance of delaying the process. If a delay does occur, NASA and SpaceX will have another opportunity to send the capsule into orbit on Saturday.
The Navy says results of an internal investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier have been received by the chief of naval operations, Adm. Mike Gilday
A Maryland hospital just opened an on-site modular home with more ICU beds to handle the potential spike in coronavirus cases as stay at home orders are phased out and the threat of a second wave looms. (May 27)
Officials say they have detected the first likely case of the coronavirus jumping from an animal to a human—but so far the risk is limited to mink farms in Holland. The World Health Organization tells AFP that three workers infected on mink farms "would be the first known cases...
Prosecutors in central California are investigating the credentials that Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade claimed to give expert testimony in criminal trials
Police say a man walked into a business meeting in France on Wednesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing three people and injuring a fourth, CNN reports. He then "turned the gun on himself," says a police spokeswoman. "He is now injured and was transferred to the hospital where...
Disney and Seaworld say they will re-open Florida theme parks in June and July, hoping to reverse a months-long tide of lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. (May 27)
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that some Barbershops and hair salons may reopen. The shops will have to comply with strict health and safety protocols in order to reopen. Salon employees will be required to wear face coverings and are encouraged to also wear eye protection. According to Business Insider, customers will also be required to wear face coverings. Customers will also be required to use hand sanitizer and follow social distancing guidelines. All barbers, stylists, and customers must be screened for fever and other symptoms of COVID-19.
Travis Barker and Post Malone Are Writing New Music Together Barker performed 20 songs by Nirvana with Malone last month. They managed to raise over $500,000 for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Barker has revealed that the pair are jamming and writing some new material together. Travis Barker, via statement Travis Barker, via statement Barker also admitted that he thought it was a joke when he was asked to learn 20 Nirvana covers in a matter of days for the live-stream. Travis Barker, via statement Travis Barker, via statement Travis Barker, via statement
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies. Trump said he would regulate or shut down the apps and sites, one day after Twitter added a warning to the President's tweets. According to Reuters, it's the first time Twitter has added a warning to the Commander In Cheifs frequent postings. Without offering any evidence, the President again accused social media platforms of biass. He tweeted: “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices." It was not immediately clear whether Trump has the authority to shut down social media companies.
NASA has been waiting almost a decade for astronauts to be launched into space from American soil—and they're going to have to wait at least another three days. The historic SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral was called off Wednesday with just 16 minutes to go, the AP reports. In...
A couple of guys were just enjoying a day out on the golf course at The Els Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 24, when they were hit with crosswinds.
WHO Pauses Hydroxychloroquine Medical Trials for COVID-19 The move comes after a report linked the drug to an increased fatality rate among those with coronavirus. The study in medical journal 'The Lancet' adds that it can increase odds of heart failure in coronavirus patients. The decision has been confirmed by World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan adds that more research on hydroxychloroquine is needed. Soumya Swaminathan Further trials conducted in the U.S. and France claim hydroxychloroquine won't help battle the pandemic. Hydroxychloroquine can help treat malaria and lupus, but its effectiveness against COVID-19 remains unknown. President Donald Trump has often claimed that hydroxychloroquine is useful against the coronavirus. Trump even recently said that he was personally taking the drug as a precaution.