Google's latest Doodle encourages visitors to wear masks, socially distance Google has an animated "Doodle" on its homepage that's all about COVID-19 prevention. If you visit Google.com on Wednesday and wait a few seconds, you'll notice that each letter of the search giant's logo grows legs, spins around and dons a face covering before scurrying further apart. The cutesy display is supposed to symbolize adhering to mask policies and social distancing during the pandemic. Clicking on the characters will take you to the company's coronavirus prevention information page. Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, tests positive for coronavirus White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Fox News has learned. A White House official told Fox News that Meadows was “doing well.” The chief of staff reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Bloomberg News also reported that at least four other White House aides currently have coronavirus. Meadows’ positive test comes weeks after President Trump and first lady Melania Trump contracted the novel coronavirus and recovered.
World 400m champion escapes ban after tester knocked on wrong door The world 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser has escaped a doping ban on a technicality – after one of her missed drug tests was struck off due to a “confused” tester knocking on a door containing gas canisters by mistake. An independent tribunal found that a doping control officer who had come to test Naser in Bahrain in April 2019 had been thrown off by the unusual numbering system on the buildings around her apartment. As a result, the tester spent an hour knocking on a door that “was in fact a storage unit and contained a number of gas canisters which are immediately visible when you look up above the door”, the report said, adding: “It would have been comical were the consequences not so serious.”
US blacklists Chinese triad boss 'Broken Tooth' in latest round of anti-corruption sanctions Wan is known as a leader of the 14K Triad, which the US Treasury described as "one of the largest Chinese organized criminal organizations in the world," engaging in "drug trafficking, illegal gambling, racketeering, human trafficking, and a range of other criminal activities." Under the sanctions, any assets held by Wan in the US will be frozen and American citizens are forbidden from doing business with him. Born in the Portuguese colony of Macao, Wan rose through the ranks of the triad to become one of the territory's most powerful crime bosses, waging a bloody war against rival gangs, with bombings, shootings and stabbings a regular occurrence. He was jailed in November 1999 on a host of charges, shortly before the colony was handed over to China. Upon his release in 2012, Wan, who had always maintained his innocence, sought to reinvent himself -- at least publicly -- as a legitimate businessman, reportedly backing ventures in Cambodia and Palau. Belt and road's alleged crime links
Microsoft's Surface Duo launches with $1,399 price tag Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo officially launched on Wednesday, and the device looks to be a multitasking machine with a $1,399 price tag. The American tech company has been reluctant to call the Android-powered gadget a smartphone. Although that's essentially what it is: a pocket-sized device that can be used to call and text people. The smartphone enables you to run different apps on each of the two screens. You can also run the same app across both screens at the same time. In demonstration videos and photos, the device looks like two mini Microsoft tablets that are joined together with a 360-degree hinge. Judith Miller: Trump vs. Biden – the saddest, most outrageous moment of the president's 2020 campaign In what he had billed as a “big announcement” at the White House at 2:22 am Wednesday, President Trump could have chosen to highlight some of what he had achieved in his race for reelection. He could have boasted about having won more popular votes this year than in 2016. He could have talked about his campaign giving Republicans a strong showing in U.S. Senate races, where the GOP has a good shot at retaining its majority.
When the World Reopens, Should the Cruise Industry Recover? In order to lure tourists away from their competition, cruise lines have had to create bigger and more outrageous amenities, resulting in the floating cities you see on the water today. So, just like any city, a cruise ship creates a lot of waste and companies don’t always dispose of it properly. In fact, Carnival Cruises has been cited and fined multi-millions of dollars for improper waste disposal. Photo Courtesy: Sean Gallup/Getty Images If we only look at emissions, the impact is staggering. A single one of these massive ships carrying 3,000 passengers creates an average 1,200 kilograms per kilometer of carbon dioxide emissions, and most of the trips are thousands of kilometers long.
Brandon Bernard executed after Supreme Court denies request for a delay Bernard was pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m. He was the youngest person in the United States to receive a death sentence in nearly 70 years for a crime committed when he was an adolescent. Bernard said he had been waiting for his chance to apologize to the family of the Bagleys and his own family for the pain he caused. "I'm sorry ... I wish I could take it all back, but I can't," Bernard said to the family of the Bagleys during his three-minute last words. "That's the only words that I can say that completely capture how I feel now and how I felt that day."
What's going on with the post office? Here's what we know President Trump says he doesn't take any responsibility for the 50,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. Also says he won't bail out the USPS. (April 24) AP Domestic WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump offered conflicting statements Thursday about whether he opposes supplementary funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and recently been mired in controversy with its new leadership. Trump originally acknowledged his positionwould starve the agency of funds that Democrats insist it needs to process and handle the anticipated influx of mail-in ballots for the November election. Rep. Nadler slams AG Barr's election fraud investigation House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler slammed Attorney General William Barr for pursuing an investigation into alleged election fraud "without a proper basis in evidence." Barr on Monday gave federal prosecutors the green light to pursue "substantial allegations" of voting irregularities before the results of the 2020 presidential election, which Fox News has projected Democrat Joe Biden has won, are certified next month, even though little evidence of fraud has been put forth. "Attorney General Barr’s memo is both flawed and deeply disturbing," Nadler, D -N.Y., said in a statement on Tuesday. "It is unlikely to open new legal avenues for the Trump campaign, but speaks to Barr’s dangerous and irresponsible impulse to pander to the President’s worst instincts."