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Greece: Police move more homeless migrants to new…

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos have resumed relocating migrants rendered homeless when fires ravaged the country’s largest refugee camp amid a local COVID-19 outbreak

Watch what happens inside your brain during sleep

Research from Boston University suggests that tonight while you sleep, something amazing will happen within your brain. Your neurons will go quiet. A few seconds later, blood will flow out of your head. Then, a watery liquid called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) will flow in, washing through your brain in rhythmic, pulsing waves.

Biden: Trump's Handling of Pandemic 'Close to…

A first in presidential politics: Joe Biden appeared at a drive-in town hall event Thursday night, taking questions from voters near his hometown of Scranton, Pa. Voters at the event, held in a minor league baseball stadium parking lot, could ask questions from their cars or at a standing microphone,...

Dwayne Johnson back to work after recovering from…

Hiram Garcia, a producer on Dwayne Johnson's films and his former brother-in-law, says the movie they were shooting before lockdown, "Red Notice," is going back into production. (Sept. 18)

How To Relieve Stress Naturally?

Stress is a part of daily life. It's easily managble, if y Business Insider To relieve stress, you can try strategies like exercising, practicing relaxation techniques, getting more sleep, eating healthier, connecting with loved ones, and finding ways to laugh. Research has found that all of these methods can help reduce stress, though it's important to find which work best for you. Exercise Practice relaxation techniques get more sleep eat a healthy diet laugh connect with loved ones

Spanish banks merge in sign of hard economic…

Two of Spain’s biggest banks have announced their merger, pushed together by a need to weather tough economic times that likely will cost thousands of jobs

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WHO Warns of 'Alarming Rates' of Coronavirus…

WHO Warns of 'Alarming Rates' of Coronavirus Transmission , in Europe. Hans Kluge, the regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO), made the statement during a press conference on Thursday. . He referred to the surge of coronavirus cases in Europe as a "very serious situation.". Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March. Last week, the region's weekly tally exceeded 300,000 patients, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director, via CNN. In June, cases hit an all-time low. The September case numbers, however, should serve as a wake-up call for all of us, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director, via CNN. Governments across Europe are again considering lockdowns. According to Kluge, the greatest numbers of new cases are occurring in individuals within the age range of 25 to 49. Kluge called for "an amplified collective effort by all European member states for the sake of all European member states.". The response to the crisis has been very effective whenever the actions were prompt and resolute .., Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director, via CNN. ... but the virus has shown (itself to be) merciless whenever partisanship and disinformation prevailed, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director, via CNN

Lev Parnas Faces Felony Charges. Again.

Once again, Lev Parnas is facing federal charges. This time, Newser reports it's for allegedly defrauding investors with his company Fraud Guarantee. We couldn't say it better ourselves—the behavior alleged today is indeed fraudulent—guaranteed. FBI Assistant Director Bill Sweeney. Newser reports New York prosecutors said Thursday that Parnas and business partner David Correia lured investors into putting over $2 million in the company. Newser reports the company was designed to provide fraud protection. However, the pair allegedly blew the money on political donations and luxury car leases. Parnas and Correia also paid President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani $500,000 to advise and endorse Fraud Guarantee. Giuliani has not been charged. Parnas and Correia have already been indicted on campaign finance charges.

The Car Was Going 93mph. The Driver Was Taking a…

Police in Canada say a man has been charged over a July incident in which he was allegedly snoozing away as his apparently self-driving car traveled more than 93mph. Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were alerted around 4pm on July 9 to a Tesla Model S speeding down the highway...

Assessing the damage after the storm

Bill Wadell was in Escambia County, Florida, on Sept. 17 reporting on the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sally along the coast.

National Black Farmers Association Announces…

National Black Farmers Association, Announces Boycott of John Deere. On September 9, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) spoke out against John Deere. The organization is asking members to stop buying products from a company that doesn’t “value [their] work.” . According to a statement from NBFA, John Deere has a history of disrespecting Black farmers and “cares little for equality and inclusiveness.”. NBFA president John Boyd specifically referenced John Deere's repeated refusal to attend the NBFA’s annual conference. The statement points out that John Deere instead chooses to attend “predominantly white farm shows.”. We buy tractors and John Deere parts as well. We deserve to be treated with dignity and respect not as a nuisance, John Boyd, via statement. The NBFA represents a “substantial customer base for John Deere,” as it has 116,000 members in 42 states

AP Interview: South Africa to know true virus…

South Africa's chief medical adviser says the country should know its true toll from the coronavirus pandemic within a few weeks, as it prepares to almost fully reopen its economy

Michigan again expected to be a key battleground

Michigan represented one of President Donald Trump’s closest victories in 2016. And one of his most important. The Great Lakes State again is expected to be a key battleground this time around (Sept. 18)

School Assignment Refers to Kyle Rittenhouse as…

Kyle Rittenhouse, a "hero for the modern age"? The 17-year-old is, of course, charged with killing two people during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. The teen was listed, alongside Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and Malcolm X, as a possible such "hero" students at...

Germany seeks more scrutiny of Belarus by top UN…

Germany has presented a resolution at the U.N.’s top human rights body that raises concerns about torture, “arbitrary deprivations of life,” and sexual and gender-based violence linked to Belarus’ disputed presidential election last month

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NASA captures stunning new image of Jupiter

Lev Parnas Faces Ironic New Charges

Lev Parnas is back in the media eye and facing new federal charges—this time, for allegedly defrauding investors with a company he started called Fraud Guarantee, NBC News reports. "We couldn't say it better ourselves—the behavior alleged today is indeed fraudulent—guaranteed," said FBI Assistant Director Bill Sweeney....

Today in History for September 18th

Highlights of this day in history: Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post. (Sept. 18)

Your Chance Of Contracting COVID-19 Rises 54…

Got milk? According to new research published in the journal PLOS-ONE, it's vital to keep one's Vitamin D levels up. That's because having a vitamin D deficiency increases your risk for getting infected with COVID-19 by more than 50%. Among over 190,000 people who had been screened for COVID-19, nearly 13% of those with insufficient levels of vitamin D tested positive for the coronavirus. Conversely, UPI reports just over 8% of those with 'adequate' vitamin D levels, and 6% of those with high levels had COVID-19. Overall, the researchers found people with 'deficient"'levels of vitamin D were at 54% higher risk of having the dangerous, highly contagious virus.

Polish ruling party forming minority govt…

An official with Poland’s conservative governing party says the country’s right-wing coalition has collapsed

Ashley Tisdale Announces Pregnancy

Ashley Tisdale Announces Pregnancy. The actress and her husband, Christopher French, are expecting their first baby together. Tisdale took to Instagram and showed off her new baby bump. The news comes days after their anniversary. The couple recently celebrated six years of marriage together. Wow I can’t believe we’ve been married 6 years?!! Time flies. , Ashley Tisdale, via Instagram. ... I let go and trusted my heart and 8 months later we were a couple of crazy kids engaged, Ashley Tisdale, via Instagram. She credited her husband with making her “a better version” of herself. Your heart is pure, you would do anything to make me happy, through the ups and downs you are my solid rock. , Ashley Tisdale, via Instagram. I’m so grateful I get to be your wife. I love you and after all this time I’m still into you, Ashley Tisdale, via Instagram. Fellow ‘High School Musical’ co-star, Vanessa Hudgens, shared her excitement about her friend’s growing family. Just the freaking cutest, Vanessa Hudgens, via Instagram

Say 'Ahhh!' Dentist Jailed For Pulling Teeth…

Alaska dentist Seth Lockhart bragged that pulling a patient's tooth while he, the dentist, stood on a hoverboard was a 'new standard of care.' But according to Newser, the Alaskan criminal justice system begs to differ. Lockhart has been stripped of his license and will be spending the next twelve years behind bars. He's been found guilty of Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment, and unlawful dental acts. One particularly odious practice Lockhart engaged in was to jack up his practice's profits by sedating patients for longer than necessary. In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response—you darn near killed some people. AnchorageSuperior Court Judge Michael Wolverton told Lockhart

NFL Player's New Son Makes Surprise Arrival

An NFL player says he made the catch of a lifetime before the 2020 season even started, ESPN reports. Kevin Byard, star safety for the Tennessee Titans, says his wife suddenly gave birth on Aug. 23 in their Tennessee home—and he was the only one there to help. Byard...

AccuWeather increases hurricane season forecast

As hurricane season continues to be an active one in the Atlantic Basin, AccuWeather has updated its hurricane season forecast.

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Louisville Reaches Settlement in Breonna Taylor's…

Louisville Reaches Settlement in Breonna Taylor's Wrongful Death Lawsuit. Breonna Taylor was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, , who entered her home while executing a no-knock warrant six months ago. On Tuesday, her family's attorney, Sam Aguilar, as well as an unnamed source both confirmed a settlement was reached with the city. The resolution is reportedly a multi-million dollar settlement. The city's response in this case has been delayed and it's been frustrating, ... , Attorney Sam Aguilar, via CNN. ... but the fact that they've been willing to sit down and talk significant reform was a step in the right direction and hopefully a turning point, Attorney Sam Aguilar, via CNN. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is expected to announce the settlement on Tuesday in a press conference. None of the three police officers involved in Taylor's death have been charged

US Open sees red in Round 1. Will Winged Foot…

Fears of a too-tough U.S. Open were drowned in a sea of red numbers during  the first round at Winged Foot

Washington gov: Postal ruling a win for democracy

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called a ruling Thursday that blocked Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide a "victory for democracy." (Sept. 17)