Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as Ukraine reports record daily cases Bars and restaurants in Tokyo have been asked to close early for the next three weeks as the city attempts to avoid a year-end surge in Covid-19 cases. The governor, Yuriko Koike, said places serving alcohol, including karaoke venues, should close by 10pm from Saturday until 17 December. Speaking to reporters she said: To prevent a further spread of infections and protect the lives of the residents of Tokyo, we are taking brief and intensive measures. We realise this is an extremely important time of year for business owners, but if we don’t stop this now it’s just going to keep going.
What's hot for tech holiday? 'Practical' gifts like routers and computer monitors Are you feeling practical? We're just a few weeks away from Black Friday and intense holiday shopping time during an era of COVID-19. Do you know what you'll be purchasing? Stephen Baker, a longtime analyst with the NPD Group, which tracks sales of consumer products, says to expect a holiday filled with non-sexy products like computer monitors, external mice and keyboards and routers. Yes, routers.
Biden: Trump has 'no conception' of national security In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, the former vice president said Trump's comments to Woodward -- made in a series of 18 interviews for the journalist's upcoming book "Rage" -- were "not a surprise." "You wonder why people in the intelligence community wondered from the very beginning whether you could share data with him, 'cause they don't trust him. They don't trust what he'll say or do," Biden said. "He seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security, no conception of anything other than, what can he do to promote himself?" Biden cited an Axios report that Trump asked whether nuclear bombs could be dropped in the middle of hurricanes to dissipate them before landfall, which Trump has denied.
Santa Ana winds on Thanksgiving cause wildfire concern for Southern California residents Gusty conditions throughout the West have put Southern California on high alert, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue red flag warnings. Low humidity and forceful Santa Ana winds between 40 mph and 65 mph have forced power companies to warn residents about potential power shutoffs amid an increased wildfire risk. The Thanksgiving wind event is expected to be cold and those impacted will see temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s. Wind gusts from the north to the northeast are expected in the mountains at speeds ranging from 40 mph to 50 mph, while the coastal and valley areas will see 30 mph to 45 mph gusts, according to the NWS.
Alex Trebek dead at 80: Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly Alex Trebek, the longtime "Jeopardy!" host, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. USA TODAY About 47,050 people will die this year from pancreatic cancer, according to the American Society of Cancer, and among them will be Alex Trebek, the beloved "Jeopardy!" host. Trebek, 80, died Sunday, about 20 months after he announced he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer — more than twice as long as the average patient survives after diagnosis, according to the Hirshberg Foundation for pancreatic cancer research.
The best stock in the S&P 500 is 105-years old Carrier is up a stunning 143% on the year, easily making it the top stock in the S&P 500, according to a tally by Refinitiv. The next-closest company, red-hot chipmaker Nvidia(NVDA), is well behind with a 119% gain. The blockbuster returns for Carrier, a leading manufacturer of heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) systems, are linked to the pandemic. Americans stuck working from home have rushed to upgrade their aging HVAC systems, especially during the sizzling summer months. And schools, office buildings and malls hoping to lure nervous Americans out of their homes are doing the same. Carrier is even selling school districts portable air scrubbers designed to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recount President-elect Joe Biden has been confirmed as the winner of Georgia, after the state conducted a hand recount. The first Democrat to take the state since Bill Clinton in 1996, Biden wins its 16 electoral college votes as part of a victory by 306-232. The Associated Press called the race on Thursday evening following the recount, which election officials said reaffirmed Biden’s victory more than two weeks after election day. The recount resulted in officials in four counties discovering a total of about 5,800 votes. Trump has inched about 1,400 votes closer to Biden as a result, but remains the loser. The Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, has said that the discount was due to human error, and there was no evidence of rigging or widespread fraud.
Top college basketball recruiting battles as the early signing period starts 31 Photos NBA mock draft: Projecting the 2020 first round 1 of 31 AT&T thinks you might watch ads in exchange for a cheaper phone plan "I believe there's a segment of our customer base where given a choice, they would take some load of advertising for a $5 or $10 reduction in their mobile bill," Stankey told Reuters. AT&T confirmed those comments to CNN Business. (The phone carrier owns CNN's parent company, WarnerMedia.) The new plan could come as early as "in a year or two," he told Reuters. While advertising-supported phones haven't taken off in the past, despite efforts from Virgin Mobile and Sprint, AT&T(T) said it has the advantage of better ad targeting.
Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; French ex-president dies of Covid complications 5.54am GMT05:54 South Africa fears virus comeback as cluster outbreaks flare Localised coronavirus outbreaks in parts of South Africa have raised fears that the country could see a resurgence in cases compounded by gatherings during the upcoming festive season, AFP reports. Officials in Africa’s hardest virus-hit country are scrambling to contain infections after a flare-up was reported in the impoverished Eastern Cape province and adjacent Western Cape province last month. The national number of new daily cases crept over 3,000 last week, up 50 percent from an average of 2,000 earlier in November.