Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways will cut 8,500 jobs and shut its regional airline as it grapples with the plunge in air travel due to the pandemic
Melania Trump has called off her first appearance on the campaign trail in more than a year. Stephanie Grisham, her chief of staff, said Tuesday that the first lady "continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19," but "with a lingering cough and out of an abundance...
Anya Taylor-Joy used different walks and body language to play her character in the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” at ages ranging from early teens to early 20s. “It was a science experiment for me,” says the 24-year-old actress. (Oct. 20)
US President Donald Trump walked out in the middle of his scheduled interview with CBS News' '60 Minutes' on Tuesday. CNN reports that not only did Trump fail to complete his interview, he also didn't return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence. Trump sat down at the White House with host Lesley Stahl for about 45 minutes, then abruptly ended the interview. Sources say he told the network he believed they had enough material to use. Stahl previously said that in 2016, then-candidate Trump admitted his attacks on the press were meant to discredit negative stories that emerged about him. He said, 'You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you.' He said that. Lesley Stahl
A crowd of about 11,000 was expected for the World Series opener between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays, spread in groups of up to four, mostly in alternate rows and none directly behind each other among the forest green seats
Adele to Host ‘SNL’ for First Time Ever . On October 18, Adele took to Instagram to confirm that she would be hosting this week’s episode of ‘SNL.’. In her post, Adele said she was “so excited” for the opportunity to do her “first ever hosting gig.” . if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right?, Adele, via Instagram. The 32-year-old singer last appeared on ‘SNL’ on November 21, 2015, also during an election cycle. . Adele credited that appearance with “break[ing]” her career in America. She said the opportunity to host “feels full circle” and that she “couldn’t possibly” pass up the opportunity. . Adele also used her post to gush about the musical guest, H.E.R., saying she was going to melt into a “flaming hot mess.” . I am besides myself that H.E.R will be the musical guest!! I love her SO much I can’t wait to melt into a flaming hot mess when she performs, Adele, via Instagram
Despite US President Donald Trump's vocal push for a new COVID-19 stimulus package, it appears unlikely that one will come before Election Day. On Tuesday, Business Insider reports Trump signaled he wanted an ever-larger deal than the $2.2 trillion bill proposed by House Democrats. But according to Business Insider, Senate Republicans are skeptical that anything is going to happen anytime soon. It's getting to be toward the last minute. And the clock keeps ticking away. And I'm not optimistic about us doing anything. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee Furthermore, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pushed for a far slimmer package than Democrats and the president. The GOP has prioritized Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett over economic relief for Americans. But on Tuesday, Trump phoned in to 'Fox and Friends' to say he wants a stimulus program even larger than the Democrats' proposed $2.2 trillion package.
A 20-year-old Michigan woman found alive in a funeral home in August after being wrongly declared dead is now genuinely dead—and her relatives blame the earlier mistake for her demise. Family attorney Geoffrey Fieger said Southfield resident Timesha Beauchamp "was allowed to die peacefully" Sunday at the Children's Hospital...
Expert Warns the 'Darkest' Time of the Pandemic , Will Be the Holidays. According to CNN, 10 states reported their highest single-day COVID-19 counts on Oct. 16. The nation as a whole is averaging over 55,000 new cases of the virus per day. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. told NBC's 'Meet the Press' that he thinks the worst is yet to come. The next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic, Michael Osterholm, via CNN. Osterholm said that between now and the holidays, . America's COVID-19 cases will grow "much, much larger than even the 67 to 75,000 cases" that were reported on Friday. He also believes the government's inability to coordinate a response to the virus has played a role in subduing the pandemic. People don't know what to believe, and that's one of our huge challenges going forward, is we've got to get the message to the public that reflects the science and reflects reality, Michael Osterholm, via CNN
Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in on a popular and lucrative market for expensive vehicles
Nothing like a hot mic to reveal what public figures really think. Veteran NFL announcers Troy Aikman and Joe Buck were chatting before the start of a game in Tampa Sunday, thinking their conversation was private, reports Yahoo . As a military flyover took place—a tradition before NFL games—Aikman...
France has ordered a mosque outside Paris to close for six months after it appeared to support action against a teacher who was later slain outside his school . The mosque shared videos on Facebook last week that included the address of the school where Samuel Paty taught, the BBC reports....
Here's the latest for Tuesday October 20th: DOJ sues Google on antitrust concerns; Turkish troops withdraw from Syria; Pope Francis conducts mass in mask; Israel uncovers militant tunnel in Gaza Strip.
Conservative talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh is battling stage 4 lung cancer. On Monday, he said he's had a setback in his prognosis. He told his radio listener "The scans did show some progression of cancer." Limbaugh said his doctors changed his medications in "hopes of keeping additional progression at bay for as long as possible." Prior to this week's update, he said that cancer "had been reduced, and it had become manageable." He is a Republican party icon and a close ally of President Trump's.
John Ross Requests Trade From Cincinnati Bengals. On Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Ross is frustrated with his 2020 playing time. The wide receiver's agent has reportedly talked with the Bengals about sending Ross elsewhere, but nothing has come of it yet. Ross was selected ninth overall in the 2017 draft, but he only played 24 games in his first three seasons due to injuries. Since being inactive from Weeks 3-5, Ross only played one snap in the Bengals' 31-27 loss to the Colts last weekend. . According to NFL.com, he's caught 51 passes in his career, with a single-season high of 28 (for 506 yards) in 2019. The trade deadline is Nov. 3
Mercedes-Benz first unveiled the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Business Insider reports the new 2021 Mercedes-Maybach SUV starts at $160,500. The car will arrive at dealerships later this year. Mercedes says the Maybach SUV combines the "body design and technical basis of the GLS with the luxury of a top-class sedan." The top speed is governed to 130 mph. A 9-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard. All four seats are heated and cooled and have massagers.
Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee has sued Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in US federal court over the death of the Saudi journalist. Hatice Cengiz, along with the human rights organization founded by Khashoggi, allege in the suit that Khashoggi's torture, death, and dismemberment came at the "directive of Defendant Mohammed bin...
10 States , Report Highest Single-Day Coronavirus Case Counts. In addition to the highest single-day case counts reported on Friday, coronavirus cases in 27 states are trending upwards. . 70,000 cases of coronavirus were reported on Friday. During the peak of the pandemic, new cases were this high as well. Florida alone has had a daily case count in excess of 2,000 for nearly a week. The next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic, Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, via CNN. ... what we have right now is a major problem in messaging. People don't know what to believe, and that's one of our huge challenges going forward .., Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, via CNN. ... we've got to get the message to the public that reflects the science and reflects reality, Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, via CNN. Dr. Anthony Fauci stresses that wearing masks, practicing social distancing and avoiding large crowds continue to be the best ways to mitigate the spread
The Justice Department has sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. (Oct. 20)