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US sends warships to Caribbean to stop illegal drugs News

Image caption President Trump is trying to divert attention from the coronavirus crisis, says Mr Maduro. The US says it is sending warships to the Caribbean to stop illegal drugs. "We must not let the drug cartels exploit the [coronavirus] pandemic to threaten American lives," President Donald Trump said. The move comes a week after the US charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior officials in the country with ... Full story

Carnival still has 6,000 passengers on ships at sea

Ship with coronavirus turned away in Florida. Cruise operator Carnival said it still has 6,000 passengers on its ships at sea amid the widening coronavirus pandemic and that they may not be able to disembark until the end of April. Carnival, the world's largest cruise operator, also said some crew members aren't able to return to their homes and will be housed and fed on the ships. The company disclosed the number of at-sea passengers in a ... Full story

Bill Gates calls for nationwide shutdown to curb coronavirus pandemic

Bill Gates has some advice on how to deal with the pandemic. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had already spoken about the coronavirus pandemic in a Reddit AMA in March. In a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday, he offered more details on how the US can better deal with the fight against COVID-19. The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation suggested three steps for dealing with the health crisis. First, he says there needs to be a nationwide ... Full story

Stocks tank after grim forecast of U.S. coronavirus deaths

New York — Stocks sank Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak . The Dow lost more nearly 1,000 points, or 4.4%, to close at 20,943. The S&P 500 stock index and the tech-heavy Nasdaq also closed more than 4% lower. Long-term Treasury yields sank as investors moved into safer investments. "There is a lot of uncertainty," said Megan Horneman, director of portfolio strategy at ... Full story

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder, has died from coronavirus at age 52

Adam Schlesinger, the New Jersey native who co-founded music groups Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, and was known for his work on the TV show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," has died from coronavirus-related complications, according to The Associated Press . The Emmy and Grammy award-winning musician was 52. Schlesinger had been sedated on a ventilator at hospital in upstate New York for several days after contracting coronavirus, according to the AP. ... Full story

Apple Card holders can skip April payments without accruing interest

Apple and Goldman Sachs have allowed Apple Card users to defer their March 2020 credit payments due to the financial impact that the coronavirus is having on many people. According to Bloomberg , Apple has extended the grace period through April, letting its cardholders defer the payment this month. There’s one simple step to take in order to be eligible. Just open the Wallet app on your iPhone, then message a support representative and request ... Full story

Zoom freezes features to focus on security and privacy for its 200 million daily users

Zoom’s recent growth has put it in the spotlight over a series of privacy and security issues, and the company is now promising to address them over the coming 90 days. In a detailed blog post , Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan explains how the company has been responding to a massive increase in users. Zoom has never shared user numbers before, but Yuan reveals that back in December the company had a maximum of 10 million daily users. “In March this ... Full story

Microsoft will make all its 2020 events ‘digital-first’

We’re living in strange times. Yeah, it’s getting pretty old to say that, but it’s hard to ignore the way the coronavirus pandemic has affected day-to-day life. For this reporter, that means no physical tech events for the foreseeable future. Case in point: ZDNet reports Microsoft plans on hosting all its 2020 events as “digital-first” experiences, as confirmed by a spokesperson:. In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are ... Full story

Georgia man pleads guilty for plotting to attack White House

A Georgia man accused of plotting to attack the White House and other landmarks pleaded guilty Wednesday, according to federal prosecutors and court documents. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, had been the subject of an undercover investigation that lasted for more than a year and was arrested in January 2019 as he arrived to pick up what he expected to be semi-automatic rifles, explosives and an anti-tank weapon, authorities said. Let our news meet ... Full story

Gwyneth Paltrow Wants You to Squeeze Coffee Up Your Butt

Were you even shocked reading the title of the article? If anyone is going to recommend that people shove a tube up their butt to clean out an internal organ with espresso, it’s GOOP founder Gwenyth Paltrow, also is famous for suggesting women stick jade eggs up their vaginas, admitting to being purposely stung by bees as a beauty treatment, and recommending what she referred to as a “ surprisingly affordable yacht rental service.". I was ... Full story

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