- LifestyleRoad & Track
For a minute there, it looked like the Blackwing was done for. But it's found the most unlikely of saviors.
- U.S.CBS News
"They're just scared to get infected by Chinese people," restaurant owner Kin Lam told CBS News.
Should I cancel my flight? Will recirculated air on a plane spread coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know before traveling
Judi LiVigni was supposed to fly from New York to San Diego last week to visit her brother, who she usually sees only once a year. But the day of her flight, she chose to cancel her trip because of concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak. LiVigni, a 51-year-old registered dietician who lives on Long Island, had planned a quick weekend getaway, but doubts were swirling in her mind as new cases of COVID-19 were being confirmed on the West Coast.
- PoliticsNational Review
Dem Senator Slams Chief Justice for Scolding Schumer, Implies that 80 Recent SCOTUS Decisions are Illegitimate
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) has implied that 80 recent Supreme Court decisions are illegitimate due to the "partisan" nature of the decisions and the influence of Republican donors on the court's composition."As the architect of an 80-case barrage of partisan, 5-4 decisions for big Republican donor interests, Chief Justice Roberts has zero credibility playing umpire in any political squabble," Whitehouse wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. The senator has since continued to post on the supposed 80 partisan decisions."[Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell’s effort to pack the Court is echoed by his effort to reassure the Republican justices of continued Republican political support. In a word: 'Keep churning out the decisions for our big donors, boys; we’ve got your back,'" Whitehouse wrote on Thursday.Whitehouse appeared to be responding to the controversy over Senator Chuck Schumer's (D., N.Y.) remarks outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Schumer was speaking to a group of abortion rights activists as the court debated a case that could restrict access to abortions in the state of Louisiana."I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price," Schumer told the crowd. "You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."A Schumer spokesperson later said the senator was referring to the "political price" Republicans would pay if the court ruled in favor of the pro-life position. Nonetheless, Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked Schumer over his comments."Threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous," Roberts said. Schumer attempted to walk back his remarks on Thursday."I am from Brooklyn. We speak in strong language," the senator said. "I shouldn’t have used the words I did but in no way was I making a threat. I never, never would do such a thing."
As the global economy reacts to Covid-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, many firms are allowing their workers to do their jobs from the comfort of their homes. Several US companies encouraged at least some of their employees to work from home, including Amazon, Twitter, and Indeed. In China, LinkedIn's rival Maimai allowed some of its workers to work from home, along with Meituan Dianping, a food delivery firm.
- LifestyleMartha Stewart Living
Marvel up at some of the tallest, largest, and grandest living specimens known to America. From the iconic General Sherman sequoia and Endicott's pear tree to ones that were here long before the Mayflower, these noble landmarks are nothing less than national treasures.