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Coronavirus: Dozens test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship

Image caption The MS Roald Amundsen is owned by the Norwegian firm Hurtigruten. At least 40 passengers and crew on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19, officials say. Hundreds more passengers on the MS Roald Amundsen are in quarantine and awaiting test results, the company that owns the ship said. The ship, which belongs to the Norwegian firm Hurtigruten, docked in the port of Tromso in northern Norway on Friday. ... Full story

First-time gun ownership skyrockets amid riots, increased violence across country: 'You can't really be too safe'

For years, Carlene and Jake went back and forth about purchasing a firearm. The young parents from California – who did not feel comfortable using their last names or more specific identifiers when they spoke with Fox News on Sunday out of concern about possible backlash – said with the country “a little bit on edge right now,” it was the right time to make the purchase. “Overall, our country is a little bit on edge right now.”. The couple is ... Full story

How San Francisco’s Bay Area went from early covid success to just another surge

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. But now, more than four months after the region put some of the nation’s first shelter-in-place orders in effect, the Bay Area is experiencing a surge in cases and counties are rolling back reopening plans. The Bay Area, which consists of nine counties and nearly 8 million people, is a cautionary tale for government and health officials. Even though leaders here tried to do everything cautiously and by ... Full story

One person is dying of COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran: state TV

FILE PHOTO: Women wearing protective face masks shop at a bazaar following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran, July 8, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) Abdollah Heidari via REUTERS. DUBAI (Reuters) - One person is dying from COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television said on Monday, as the Health Ministry reported 215 new deaths from the disease and state media warned of a lack of proper social ... Full story

Computer mouse co-creator dies at 91

Image caption Bill English built his first mouse prototype in the early 1960s. The co-creator of the computer mouse, William English, has died aged 91. The engineer and inventor was born in 1929 in Kentucky and studied electrical engineering at university before joining the US Navy. He built the first mouse in 1963, using an idea put forward by his colleague Doug Engelbart while the pair were working on early computing. It would only become ... Full story

Democrats demand a more aggressive Joe Biden in order to defeat Trump

In the states that will likely decide the presidential election, President Trump is everywhere. Discussion of his presidency and the actions of his administration — often critical — fill social media feeds, newscasts, letters-to-the-editor pages and socially distanced end-of-the-driveway conversations. For months, his campaign ads dominated the airwaves. His name decorates signs and flags hung on barns, boats and retirement community golf ... Full story

How Ellen DeGeneres’s reputation went into a downward spiral, from Dakota Johnson to years of rumors Post

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. But that was just one in a series of controversial incidents surrounding DeGeneres, which culminated in a much more serious way last week after a pair of BuzzFeed articles alleged a toxic work environment on the daily talk show, as well as allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct by producers. Warner Bros. launched an internal investigation. DeGeneres sent an email to staff that said she took ... Full story

Mexican journalist Pablo Morrugares shot dead in Iguala

Image caption Pablo Morrugares was shot inside a restaurant in the centre of town. A Mexican journalist has been killed by gunmen who stormed the restaurant where he was having dinner in the city of Iguala. Paulo Morrugares had been assigned a bodyguard after he and his wife survived a similar attack in 2016. His bodyguard was also shot dead. Mr Morrugares was the editor of PM Noticias, an online publication focusing on crime and police news in ... Full story

There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19, WHO warns

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19, and the road to normality would be long. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. More than 18.14 million people around the world are reported to have been infected with the ... Full story

Fed's Kaplan: data doesn't support firms' complaints on jobless benefits

FILE PHOTO: Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan speaks during an interview in his office at the bank's headquarters in Dallas, Texas, U.S. January 9, 2020. REUTERS/ Ann Saphir. (Reuters) - Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Monday that while “a lot” of his business contacts had complained that the now-expired $600 weekly benefits to the unemployed made it harder for them to hire, the data does not show ... Full story

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