Four states along the Missouri River are joining forces to look for ways to avoid the kind of flooding that caused millions of dollars in damage last year
One of the most highly anticipated books of 2020 is out. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, a selection of Oprah Winfrey's book club, follows a middle-class Mexican bookseller as she journeys to the US with her son after her journalist husband is killed by a drug cartel. "From the first...
Highlights of Today in History: President Bill Clinton denies affair;first European settlers in Australia ; General Douglas MacArthur is born ;Wayne Gretzky born;musical 'The Phantom of the Opera' opens
Buckingham Palace denied that Prince Charles intentionally snubbed Vice President Mike Pence. According to Business Insider, there is a video showing Charles not shaking Pence’s hand. The clip of him greeting everyone but Pence went viral, with 5 million people viewing the video. Royal officials said the two skipped a handshake because they met minutes before the video was taken. The video was taken in Jerusalem at an event marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
The French government is meeting to decide whether to repatriate some 800 French citizens living in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of a deadly virus
5 Tips for Heading Back to College Going back to school can be scary. These tips can help you to jump back in with confidence. 1. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, to get a loan or grant for schooling. 2. Make sure you research the best school or program that will suit your needs. CAEL's Becky Klein-Collins, via NPR 3. Figure out which degree you want before taking the necessary steps towards your specific goal. 4. Settle any current affairs you may have so they do not clash with your upcoming education schedule. 5. Once you sign up, refresh your memory in the field by taking a free online course. Graduate! Network adviser Denise Whittaker, via NPR
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused a National Public Radio reporter of lying to him. He said the reporter violated “the basic rules of journalism and decency.” According to Reuters, the reporter said Pompeo cursed at her multiple times after an interview together. Reporter Mary Louise Kelly said Pompeo was upset after she questioned him about Ukraine. Pompeo said: “This is another example of how unhinged the media has become in its quest to hurt President (Donald) Trump and this Administration.”
Elizabeth Warren has won the most important media endorsement in the nation's first state to vote in the presidential race: As Politico reports, the Des Moines Register editorial board on Saturday endorsed Warren, calling her "the best leader for these times" over the "outstanding caliber" of Democrats like Joe Biden...
Shanghai Disney Resort to Close Due to Coronavirus Disney's theme park will be closed in China over the Lunar New Year. Shanghai Disney Resort made the announcement on Friday "in response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak." Guests have been refunded, and it is not yet known when the park will reopen. The virus originated in China's city of Wuhan, but it has spread throughout Asia and into the United States. The Wuhan virus has already infected more than 800 people and dozens have died. Other Chinese cities, including Beijing, have canceled their Lunar New Year activities.
President Donald Trump's travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is headed back to a federal appeals court, three years after it was first imposed
Here's the latest for Saturday, January 25th: Trump lawyer: Dems want to overturn last election; Xi chairs politburo meeting; Astronauts, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Italy's Luca Parmitano; Mouse museum prepares to celebrate Year of the Rat.
George Soros made a big promise Thursday, and it's gonna cost him. The wealthy philanthropist announced he'll donate $1 billion toward liberal-arts education in a worldwide network of universities, the Guardian reports. It will be "the most important and enduring project of my life," he said at the World Economic...
Hoping the impeachment trial will sway Republicans or spark angry calls to Capitol Hill? Maureen Dowd's column is a cold splash in the face. The New York Times writer describes bored senators, GOP staffers celebrating at night, and Democratic office phones sitting in silence. "Nobody cares," a Dem staffer tells...
Over the last few years, Sandra Lee — aka Dr. Pimple Popper — has grown an empire. The crazy popular dermatologist not only has her own skin-care line (SLMD is sold at Target, y'all) and a highly successful television show on TLC, but she also boasts a whopping 615,000 followers on Instagram and a casual six million subscribers on YouTube. Kim K. said it herself.
Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are walking into what should be one of the most exciting days of their careers as they attend their first-ever Grammy Awards on Sunday, where they are the top-nominated acts
This Day in History: First Winter Olympics January 25, 1924 The first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Scandinavians dominated the 14 events that involved a total of six sports. Norway won the unofficial team competition with 17 medals. The United States came in third. Of the nearly 300 athletes, only 13 were women, and they only competed in the figure-skating events. The Olympics offered a particular boost to skiing, a sport that would become extremely popular within the next decade. The success of “International Winter Sports Week" led to the second Winter Olympic games in 1928.
1. “Parenting and marriage is really just trying hard to make your spouse do everything so you can continue your Netflix marathon.” 2. “40 minutes to find a movie on Netflix we all agree on, and after six minutes I fall asleep.” 3. “Adulthood officially begins when you stop using your parents' Netflix account and start using your own.” 4. “I can only assume children's shows on Netflix with low ratings are the result of parents who have watched them on repeat for months.” 5. “I'm a bad mom cuz my kid can work Netflix on his own. A well-rested bad mom.”
With only nine days to go in Iowa, a New York Times /Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers has a new frontrunner—and he's no moderate. The survey of 1,689 registered Iowa voters puts Bernie Sanders in the lead at 25%, ahead of center-left hopefuls and a high-profile liberal....
More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says A new survey led by health insurer Cigna found a 7 percent rise in loneliness since 2018. The research noted social media use and poor work-life balance as significant contributors to the increase. Bert Uchino, a professor at the University of Utah who studies relationships and health, has said pervasive loneliness has “widespread effects.” Bert Uchino, via NPR Uchino also added that loneliness is linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The study concluded that Gen Z has the highest loneliness scores, with boomers having the lowest.