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Fear triggered by coronavirus hype may kill its victims faster than the pandemic

Irrational and all-encompassing fear of the coronavirus pandemic is racking up its own body count, sometimes faster than the disease. An Italian nurse has joined the growing ranks of coronavirus-triggered suicides. Read Full Article at

Georgia Republican says widespread vote by mail would be 'extremely devastating to Republicans'

Georgia isn’t delaying its May 19 primary at this time, but the secretary of state’s office is mailing out absentee ballot applications to every one of the state’s 6.9 million registered voters. That has some Republican lawmakers very unhappy.  Stat

From PPE to hospital laundry, COVID-19 outbreak exposes America’s dependence on incarcerated labor

Rapid response efforts to quell the spread of the novel coronavirus are revealing deeply embedded structural inefficiencies within countless institutions in American society—the criminal legal system being no different.     Earlier this month, New York

Covid-19 cases reach 1 MILLION worldwide as pandemic continues to ravage the globe

The coronavirus pandemic has passed its landmark moment, as over one million people worldwide have tested positive for the disease, according to figures from the AFP news agency. Read Full Article at

A short history of interesting March Madness game-winners

A sad fact: In a world in which the coronavirus didn’t exist, this weekend would have been Final Four weekend (and I would have been in Las Vegas).  Oh, what could have been … Now I'm stuck at home in Ohio, where I conducted an exhaustive review of ever

Disney debuts its streaming service in India

Disney+ has arrived in the land of Bollywood. The company on Friday (local time) rolled out its eponymous streaming service in India through Hotstar, a popular on-demand video streamer it picked up as part of the Fox deal. To court users in India, the larges

World Games in Birmingham, Alabama postponed until 2022

World Games in Birmingham, Alabama postponed until 2022

Blackhawks agree to extensions with F Highmore, G Lankinen

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to two-year contract extensions with forward Matthew Highmore and goaltender Kevin Lankinen

UNC's Cunningham to join NCAA basketball selection committee

North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham is joining the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee that selects the field for the 68-team NCAA Tournament

Vikings post-free agency 2020 mock draft roundup

With free agents signed and trades made, here’s another look at who the experts think the Minnesota Vikings will select in the 2020 NFL Draft

Tennis great Novak Djokovic is joining the fight against COVID-19 in his home country of Serbia

The world's No. 1 ranked men's tennis player Novak Djokovic is donating one million euros for the purchase of medical equipment in Serbia.

Moscow extends coronavirus lockdown until May 1 as Putin prolongs paid leave period

Moscow, which is a major hotspot of the dreaded Covid-19 outbreak in Russia, has extended its strict home isolation regime until the end of April following President Vladimir Putin‘s decision to extend nationwide paid leave. Read Full Article at

‘Deepest crisis ever’: Covid-19’s effect on airlines dwarfs 9/11 fallout, says industry

The coronavirus has devastated airlines worldwide even more than the aftermath of 9/11, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said, warning that air carriers are set to lose at least $250 billion. Read Full Article at

10 free Zoom alternative apps for video chats - CNET

Stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic? Use these videoconferencing options to keep in touch with family, friends and your workplace.

Mobile phone shipments will drop to 10-year low this year as coronavirus hurts demand - CNET

The market should bounce back in 2021, researcher CCS says.

Coronavirus movie delays: All the 2020 and 2021 blockbusters postponed - CNET

Wonder Woman, James Bond, Black Widow and Top Gun get hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with 2021 films like Uncharted, The Batman and Matrix 4 disrupted.

Amazon reportedly working on cloud gaming platform code-named Project Tempo - CNET

The online mega-retailer plans to release two big budget games in May as part of a much larger push into online gaming.

On This Day: Russell Westbrook honors Nipsey Hussle

NBA superstar Russell Westbrook dedicated his performance on April 2, 2019, to the late Nipsey Hussle – and the results were spectacular.

The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule

Orlando's Steve Clifford is spending this NBA shutdown studying his roster and getting ready for a playoff run that may never start

Packers post-free agency 2020 mock draft roundup

With free agents signed and trades made, here’s another look at who the experts think the Green Bay Packers will select in the 2020 NFL Draft

COVID-19 threatens to rip apart Southern states in a way that isn't happening anywhere else

On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp finally issued a stay-at-home order for his state after resisting it for weeks. Kemp’s stated reason was one part amusing, three parts terrifying: he claimed that he had just learned that some people with COVID-19 can

Pay cut: Atletico Madrid to slash players' wages by 70% to keep all staff employed during coronavirus crisis

La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have announced that they have cut players' wages by 70% in order to maintain the salaries of the club's lower-paid employees during the coronavirus crisis. Read Full Article at

Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships

Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations on the continent, but Visa confirmed it in their 2020 Inve

Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs and Leonardo DiCaprio launch a GoFundMe with $12M for the hungry

Apple has made a donation to a new fundraising campaign, America’s Food Fund, along with Laurene Powell Jobs, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the Ford Foundation. Together, they’ve contributed $12 million towards the $15 million goal for the new initiativ

Whooping cranes form larger flocks as wetlands are lost -- and it may put them at risk

Over the past few decades, the endangered whooping crane (Grus Americana) has experienced considerable recovery. However, researchers found that habitat loss has led whooping cranes to gather in unusually large groups during migration. While larger groups ar

‘Magic money tree?’: UK writes off £13.4 billion NHS debt amid Covid-19 pandemic

Almost £14 billion worth of debt incurred over the years by the National Health Service (NHS) has just been forgiven by Downing Street, as part of the UK government’s efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Read Full Article at

Hailwood - When 'Mike the Bike' went car racing

On bikes, Mike Hailwood was beyond astonishing. He remains a contender – maybe the prime contender –for the unofficial accolade of “Greatest rider of all time,” with four 500cc titles (37 wins), two 350cc titles (16 wins) and three 250cc titles (21 wi

Coronavirus impact: Rating agencies see more pain for banks and NBFCs

'Spike in NPAs will be reflected over the next few quarters'

WWE 205 Live: April 3, 2020

Tomorrow night on WWE 205 Live, Kushida looks to continue his recent winning streak against another Superstar enjoying a streak of his own, Danny Burch. Plus, Gentleman Jack Gallagher returns to singles action on the purple brand against Tyler Breeze.

Elias’ status remains uncertain heading into WrestleMania

Elias is scheduled to battle King Corbin at WrestleMania 36.

Dr. Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. The creation from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee features Dr. Anthony Fauci wearing a suit as he makes a motion showing how th

Chiefs' Reid plotting Super Bowl defense from his basement

Andy Reid is like most people these days

Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson leaving to enter NBA draft

Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson says he will enter the NBA draft

A fevered surge in gun sales fueled by coronavirus fears outpaces all previous spikes

Toilet paper and hand sanitizer may have been on most panicked shoppers’ minds in March when the novel coronavirus pandemic first hit the United States. But as bare as those shelves might be, they have nothing on guns. Doubtless inspired by the apocalypti

Trump empowered conspiracy theorists: Now they're a major threat to public health and safety

Trump's tribe of wackos spirals out of control: Threats against Fauci, a deliberate train crash. What's next?

Tiger King: Where are Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Rick and the rest now? - CNET

What became of the colorful cast of Netflix's hit true-crime documentary?

DNC pushes back national convention to August - CNET

Democrats are postponing their convention by a month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 12,000 people applied to fly to the moon as NASA Artemis astronauts - CNET

Many applied. Only a few will be chosen.

Want to play Half-Life: Alyx? Here's the VR gear you need to play - CNET

How to play Valve's newest VR-only Half-Life game.

Pelosi creating special committee to make sure Trump doesn't screw up coronavirus response

Saying «we need transparency and accountability,» House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she is creating a special House committee, overseen by Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, «to examine all aspects of the federal response t
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