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Fact Check: A Viral Photo Of Doctors And Nurses In Italy Does NOT Show Them Holding A Sign Saying, 'Jesus Stops This Virus'
by Olivera Perkins on January 18, 2021 at 4:26 pm
Did a viral photo of doctors and nurses in Italy, who were treating COVID-19 patients, show them holding up a sign, which begins "Jesus Stops this Virus"? No, that's not true: The sign doctors and nurses are holding in the...
Navdeep Bains' work to transform Canadian economy unfinished as he leaves politics
by Ryan Tumilty on January 18, 2021 at 3:40 pm
C.D. Howe, Canada’s famed minister of everything, was tasked during the Second World War with turning the country from an economy built around farms to one built around factories. A country that largely grew wheat and grain was […]
Russian judge orders Alexei Navalny detained for 30 days after return from Germany following poisoning
by DARIA LITVINOVA on January 18, 2021 at 3:33 pm
A judge on Monday ordered Alexei Navalny to be remanded in custody for 30 days, the Russian opposition leader’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter.
Gallup: Americans still worried about coronavirus, fewer believe it's getting worse
on January 18, 2021 at 3:33 pm
A Gallup survey released Monday found a modest reduction in the number of U.S. residents saying the COVID-19 pandemic was "getting worse."
Rudy Giuliani will not represent Trump at Senate impeachment trial
on January 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm
White House lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he will not represent President Donald Trump at his upcoming impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.
Can You Opt Out of Having WhatsApp ‘Use’ Your Photos and Private Posts?
by Alex Kasprak on January 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm
A new controversy reignited an ancient meme.
Twitter Suspends US Congresswoman Over Election Fraud Claims
by AP News on January 18, 2021 at 3:13 pm
Twitter has temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia who has expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories online.
Argentina Is a Testing Ground for Moscow's Global Vaccine Drive
on January 18, 2021 at 3:05 pm
It is the first major country outside Russia to rollout the Sputnik vaccine in its efforts to combat Covid-19, despite questions about the vaccine’s efficacy.
Republican Boebert Sued After Blocking Critic on Twitter
by AP News on January 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm
A former state representative in Colorado has sued Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert after being blocked from the first-term federal lawmaker’s Twitter account.
Trump Baby Protest Blimp Enters Museum of London Collection
by AP News on January 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm
The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House.
Police Command Structure Crumbled Fast During Capitol Riot
by AP News on January 18, 2021 at 2:55 pm
As the rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, many of the police officers had to decide on their own how to fight them off. There was no direction. No plan. And no top leadership.
Will Tax Refunds Be Late in 2021?
by Bethania Palma on January 18, 2021 at 2:52 pm
The IRS will open filing season later than in 2020 due to changes in tax law resulting from COVID-19 relief legislation.
FBI investigating whether woman took Pelosi laptop, tried to sell it to Russians
by Jordan Williams on January 18, 2021 at 2:49 pm
The FBI is investigating whether a woman who took a laptop belonging to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol tried to sell it to Russians. ...
Capitol siege: FBI investigates whether woman took laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office
on January 18, 2021 at 2:44 pm
The FBI said it's investigating whether a Pennsylvania woman took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during a Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Fact check: Article falsely reports that Biden’s inauguration has been canceled; Trump has not invoked the Insurrection Act
by Reuters Staff on January 18, 2021 at 2:40 pm
Articles circulating on social media make the false claim that President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration has been canceled and that President Donald Trump “would remain in office”. This is false.
D.C. inauguration rehearsal interrupted by security alert, nearby fire
on January 18, 2021 at 2:31 pm
Inauguration rehearsals in Washington, D.C., were interrupted and the U.S. Capitol was locked down Monday after a nearby fire caused a temporary security alert.
Garth Brooks to perform at Biden-Harris swearing-In ceremony
by Chris Willman, Variety on January 18, 2021 at 2:27 pm
Garth Brooks to perform at Biden-Harris inauguration.
School bus parade welcomes home Wyoming COVID-19 survivor
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 2:27 pm
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Sometimes simple everyday gestures, like a wave or the honk of a horn, take on a world of importance and cease to be simple everyday gestures. Shortly after 9 a.m. on a...
Chiefs' Mahomes in concussion protocol after playoff win
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 2:25 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs built a defense and signed a backup quarterback that were good enough to preserve a win. Now, are they good enough to win on their...
Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham resigns
by Morgan Chalfant on January 18, 2021 at 2:24 pm
Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham is resigning from his position effective Wednesday, he said in a message to bureau staff on Monday.
US man hid in airport for three months due to COVID pandemic fear
on January 18, 2021 at 2:23 pm
A man has been arrested after hiding in Chicago's airport for three months due to his fear of flying during the coronavirus pandemic.
Walz announces vaccine pilot program amid supply concerns
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 2:17 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz announced a pilot program on Monday to vaccinate teachers, child care workers and individuals over 65 as the state aims to expand its coronavirus vaccine rollout...
Pelosi raises alarm after Trump loyalist installed as top NSA lawyer
by Joseph Choi on January 18, 2021 at 2:15 pm
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is raising alarms about Michael Ellis, a former GOP operative and Trump loyalist, being installed as the top lawyer at the National Security Agency (NSA).Pelosi...
Potent storm to bring flood threat, gusty winds to Hawaiian Islands
on January 18, 2021 at 2:12 pm
The entire island chain of Hawaii is being put on alert for downpours heavy enough to trigger flash flooding along with gusty winds into the middle of the week.
Heat-Pistons game delayed to allow for additional testing
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 2:12 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Monday’s game in Miami between the Heat and the Detroit Pistons was pushed back five hours, with the league and teams making that decision so additional COVID-19 testing could be...
Did Ice Cream Test Positive for COVID-19?
by Jessica Lee on January 18, 2021 at 2:11 pm
Considering its cold temperature and fatty ingredients, one virologist said ice cream could harbor conditions for the virus to survive.
Russia expels two Dutch diplomats in tit-for-tat move
on January 18, 2021 at 2:08 pm
Russia's Foreign Ministry says that two Dutch diplomats will be expelled from the country in retaliation for a similar measure taken by the Netherlands in December.
Kosovo artist creates Joe Biden portrait using grains and seeds
on January 18, 2021 at 2:02 pm
An artist in Kosovo made a portrait of the US President-elect using grain and seeds ahead of his inauguration this week.
Fact check: Scientists do not yet know whether the COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission of the virus
by Reuters Staff on January 18, 2021 at 1:50 pm
A Facebook post, shared hundreds of times since Jan. 15, claims that the COVID-19 vaccine does not prevent transmission of the disease, meaning vaccinated people will effectively become “silent spreaders”. It uses this as an argument against introducing health passports...
Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 84
on January 18, 2021 at 1:42 pm
Indonesian authorities said the death toll from a deadly earthquake that hit Sulawesi island in the darkness last week increased to 84 as the search for survivors and bodies continued.
Venezuela's Maduro sends oxygen to Brazil amid virus spike
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 1:33 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its South American neighbor treat people sickened amid another wave of the...
Giuliani won't be part of Trump defense at Senate trial
by Morgan Chalfant on January 18, 2021 at 1:31 pm
President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani will not be part of his defense team for the upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, Giuliani told ABC News.
Trouble at home may change Biden's hand in Iran nuke talks
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 1:28 pm
A lot of the characters are the same for President-elect Joe Biden but the scene is far starker as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into the 2015 nuclear deal with...
King Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent times
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 1:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly...
Alberta leader urges Biden to hear case for Keystone XL
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 1:22 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The premier of Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta wants President-elect Joe Biden to give the Canadian government a chance to make the case for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline...
Navalny 'not cut from the same cloth' as other politicians in the West
on January 18, 2021 at 1:17 pm
"Alexei Navalny's ideas and hopes for his country come before his own personal ambitions and safety," Red Notice author Bill Browder told Euronews.
Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant...
Two UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 1:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed in an attack Monday in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the peacekeepers...
WHO raises 'concerns' about Mideast vaccine inequity
by AP NEWS on January 18, 2021 at 1:14 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The World Health Organization has raised "concerns" about the unequal distribution of coronavirus vaccines in Israel, which has given shots to more than 20% of its population, and...
Man hid 3 months at Chicago airport due to Covid fears
by NBC News on January 18, 2021 at 1:12 pm
Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft after he was arrested Saturday.