CDC says monkeypox doesn’t spread easily by air: ‘This is not Covid’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to calm public anxiety about how the monkeypox virus is transmitted, emphasizing that it doesn’t spread that easily through the air because it requires close contact with an infected person. Monkeypox is primarily spread through sustained physical contact such as skin-to-skin touch with someone who has an … Read more

Glencore to plead guilty to bribery charges and pay $1.5bn penalty

Glencore will plead guilty to multiple counts of bribery and market manipulation and pay penalties of up to $1.5bn following US, UK and Brazilian investigations that uncovered corruption at one of the world’s largest commodity traders. The UK Serious Fraud Office on Tuesday charged the group’s subsidiary Glencore Energy UK with seven cases of profit-driven … Read more

Pixel 6 owners aren’t thrilled with Google’s overpriced, yellowing cases

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users aren’t impressed with Google’s $30 first-party cases. Looking at Reddit and reviews on Amazon, there are dozens of people complaining about the transparent plastic showing extreme yellowing, warping, or just plain not fitting the phone from the factory. Some users have posted some gnarly-looking pictures of their cases, … Read more

Assessing North Korean Media Coverage of a Domestic COVID-19 Outbreak

(Source: KCNA) North Korea’s official acknowledgment of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, though not shocking, was an unusually bold step.[1] State-run media for more than two years have been saturated with reports sounding the alarm about the virus and highlighting the country’s quarantine efforts, all clear indicators that the leadership harbored strong concern about the … Read more

George P. Bush struggles to overcome family name in Texas attorney general race

Placeholder while article actions load In 2000, George P. Bush — then 24 and about to enter the University of Texas Law School — recorded a Spanish-language ad for his uncle’s presidential campaign. He looked primed to be his storied family’s next standard-bearer, updated for the 21st century: bilingual, telegenic, the son of a governor … Read more

Ukraine invasion may be start of ‘third world war’, says George Soros | george soros

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to be the “beginning of the third world war” that could spell the end of civilization, the veteran philanthropist and former financier George Soros has warned. In a ferocious attack on Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros warned that autocratic regimes were … Read more

Carolina Panthers’ Sam Darnold says he’s confident he can be one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks

A 17-32 record as an NFL starter and the threat of being replaced during the offseason first by Deshaun Watson and now possibly by third-round pick Matt Corral hasn’t made Carolina Panthers starter Sam Darnold any less confident in his abilities. “As long as I know what we’re doing, what the defense is doing, I’m … Read more

For a 7th Year, a Busy Hurricane Season Is Expected

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an “above normal” Atlantic hurricane season this year, the agency announced on Tuesday. If that plays out, it would make 2022 the seventh consecutive year with an above-normal season. Rick Spinrad, the NOAA administrator, said at a news conference on Tuesday that scientists had calculated a 65 percent … Read more