Art

11-year-old opens thrift shop to help families in need

11-year-old opens thrift shop to help families in need

An 11-year-old entrepreneur is chasing his dreams and making a difference in his community at the same time. Obocho Peters, a Brooklyn, New York fifth-grader who has the title of CEO for Obocho's Closet, is on a mission to help low-income families save money on clothes while also advocating for the importance of education. He first created his online thrift shop, which sells donated clothes and shoes for children under $10. His business, I Am ... Full story

Education

Teacher shares student's generous offer to give test points to classmate with lowest score

Teacher shares student's generous offer to give test points to classmate with lowest score

Winston Lee, a history teacher at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg, Kentucky, shared a snapshot on Feb. 21 of one of his 11th grader's exam on WWII. Full story

Economics

Wall Street in correction territory on alarm over fast-spreading virus

Wall Street in correction territory on alarm over fast-spreading virus

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. (Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes slipped into correction territory minutes after the open on Thursday as the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside China deepened worries about growth and corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 431.59 points, or 1.60%, at the open to ... Full story

Entertainment

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press "

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press "

ABC News: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press conference. WATCH LIVE:". -. -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Health

Facebook bans ads with false claims about new virus

Facebook bans ads with false claims about new virus

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook said Wednesday that it is banning ads that make false claims about products tied to the new coronavirus . The social network said it is removing ads that feature a product and imply a limited supply, seeking create a “sense of urgency” in their mention of coronavirus. Ads that guarantee a cure or prevention are also banned, it said. For instance, ads for face masks that claim the products are 100% guaranteed to prevent ... Full story

Law

Lyra McKee murder: Paul McIntyre granted bail  News

Lyra McKee murder: Paul McIntyre granted bail News

A man accused of murdering journalist Lyra McKee has been granted bail at Londonderry Magistrates' Court. Paul McIntyre, 52, from Kinnego Park in Derry, appeared via video link from Maghaberry Prison. Mr McIntyre has been charged with the murder of Ms McKee, possession of a firearm and membership of a proscribed organisation, the IRA. Ms McKee, who was 29, was observing rioting in Derry's Creggan estate when she was shot on 18 April 2019. Mr ... Full story

Living

‘T. Rex May Be Smaller Than Previously Thought,’ Report 50-Foot-Tall Researchers

‘T. Rex May Be Smaller Than Previously Thought,’ Report 50-Foot-Tall Researchers

LAWRENCE, KS—Saying they hoped their fresh analysis of fossil evidence would help shed new light on the long-extinct theropod, 50-foot-tall paleontologists from the University of Kansas announced Friday that Tyrannosaurus rex might have been smaller than previously thought. “For decades, scientists have held that T. rex was among the largest carnivorous dinosaurs and likely an apex predator, but further study suggests a far more diminutive and ... Full story

Politics

A ‘Stop Bernie’ brokered convention: Democrats denied Estes Kefauver the nomination in 1952  Post

A ‘Stop Bernie’ brokered convention: Democrats denied Estes Kefauver the nomination in 1952 Post

The resistance foreshadowed the current “Stop Bernie” fervor in the Democratic establishment about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the democratic socialist who has emerged as the front-runner for the nomination. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that dozens of Democratic Party officials said they would oppose the nomination of Sanders if he arrives at the convention in Milwaukee in July without the majority of delegates needed. The ... Full story

Sport

Officials at Trump’s coronavirus briefing focused on preventing the spread of criticism of Trump  Post

Officials at Trump’s coronavirus briefing focused on preventing the spread of criticism of Trump Post

President Trump held a news briefing Wednesday evening focused on assuaging the concerns of Americans — particularly investors — over the threat of a coronavirus pandemic. While the briefing eventually devolved into the sort of back-and-forth with the media that we’ve grown accustomed to from Trump (meaning, among other things, a riff about why Trump deserved reelection), it began with a series of speakers clearly selected to offer useful ... Full story

Technology

China's top container ports unclog backlog as virus curbs ease

China's top container ports unclog backlog as virus curbs ease

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top container ports are loosening the backlog of cargoes on their docks as workers return to their posts after coronavirus travel curbs that kept them away and jammed up global supply chains have been eased. A foreman wearing a face mask works as a cargo ship docks at a container terminal of Qingdao port in Shandong province, China while the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, February 4, 2020. ... Full story