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Opinion | Renaming John Wayne Airport shouldn’t be a hard call

In 2016, officials at California’s Bob Hope Airport came to a decision: The comedian’s name needed to go. Never mind the fact he was still well-loved by millions of fans around the world. People in the tourism community believed more travelers would use the airport if they realized it was close to the area’s main attractions. “Bob Hope isn’t doing it,” as one airport commissioner said. So goodbye Bob Hope, hello Hollywood Burbank Airport . ... Full story

All the Ways to Kill a Coronavirus (So Far)

The race is on to find a cure for Covid-19 . Researchers are testing new vaccines , resurrecting old drugs, and repurposing treatments originally developed for other diseases. Things are moving fast; by the time you read this, the situation may have changed (for the better, we hope). So how are scientists thinking they'll fend off this tiny viral adversary? Here are a few lines of attack. Lock It Out. Each particle of the new virus, SARS-CoV-2, ... Full story

Fires in Brazil's Amazon jump in June, stoking fears for dry season

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose 20% in June to a 13-year-high for the month, government data showed on Wednesday, as researchers worry that it could signal a repeat of last year’s surge in forest fires. Health experts also fear the smoke that often blankets the region during the dry season, causing respiratory problems, could cause complications for COVID-19 patients. In June, Brazil’s government ... Full story

American Airlines warns it's overstaffed by about 8,000 flight attendants

(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc ( AAL.O ) warns it is overstaffed by about 8,000 flight attendants and might reduce its workforce through early retirements and voluntary leaves as the carrier looks to weather a hit to business from the COVID-19 pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in ... Full story

Goldman Sachs sees oil demand returning to pre-coronavirus levels by 2022

FILE PHOTO: A seagull flies in front of an oil platform in the Bouri Oilfield some 70 nautical miles north of the coast of Libya, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo. (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs said on Thursday a pick-up in commuting, a shift to private transportation and government efforts to improve economies with higher infrastructure spending should help global oil demand return to pre-coronavirus levels by 2022. Demand is ... Full story

U.S. House passes bill to sanction Chinese banks over Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building is seen before U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to deliver the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that would penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement a national security law that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a ... Full story

Myanmar jade mine landslide kills dozens

Image caption Many people gather at mining sites to scavenge through rubble for jade. File image. At least 50 people have been killed in a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, officials say. Some reports say that dozens more may be buried at the site in the Hpakant area of Kachin state. A wave of mud triggered by heavy rain engulfed those collecting stones, the fire service said. Myanmar is the world's biggest source of jade but ... Full story

The Neveda Town Where Storm Area 51 Sort Of Happened

Last June, a California college student named Matty Roberts created a Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” It called for people to converge on the secretive Air Force test facility in Nevada on September 20. “Let’s see them aliens,” Roberts wrote. The event quickly went viral; within days, hundreds of thousands of people had clicked the page’s “Going” button. Although intended as a joke, the event drew very real ... Full story

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 50 people

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar government says a landslide at a jade mine in the country’s north has killed 50 people. The Ministry of Information cited the local fire service at the site of Thursday’s landslide in Hpakant in Kachin state. The area is 950 kilometers (600 miles) north of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, and is the center of the world’s biggest and most lucrative jade mining industry. Full story

Japanese capital sees more than 100 more coronavirus cases: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo confirmed more than 100 more novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, the highest daily tally in two months in the city at the centre of Japan’s outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective masks make their way amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at a subway station in Tokyo, Japan June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo. The jump comes after the city of 14 ... Full story