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Trump backs plan to give airlines another $25 billion in aid

Trump backs plan to give airlines another $25 billion in aid

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.President Trump on Wednesday signaled that he supports extending aid to the country's lagging airline industry as Congress continues to debate how its latest coronavirus stimulus bill will look.The tentative plan, which has bipartisan support, would give U.S. airlines an additional $25 billion in payroll support that would last through March of 2021. In March of this year, the industry received $32 billion from the CARES Act. The money has gone to supplement airlines' payrolls due to the economic tailspin...

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Employees at Blizzard, maker of 'World of Warcraft' and 'Overwatch,' were reportedly paid so little they were forced to skip meals to pay rent while the CEO made $40 million

Employees at Blizzard, maker of 'World of Warcraft' and 'Overwatch,' were reportedly paid so little they were forced to skip meals to pay rent while the CEO made $40 million

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.With some of the most popular, best-selling video game franchises in the world, Activision and its subsidiary, Blizzard Entertainment, are money-making powerhouses. But some employees at Blizzard — the studio responsible for hits like "World of Warcraft," "Overwatch," and the upcoming "Diablo 4" — said they were paid so poorly that they used free office coffee as an appetite suppressant, skipped meals in the employee cafeteria, and, in one case, chose not to have kids due to an inability to afford them.Blizzard...

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One-Third of U.S. Restaurants Face Permanent Closure This Year

One-Third of U.S. Restaurants Face Permanent Closure This Year

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.(Bloomberg) -- A new forecast projects that one in three U.S. restaurants may close permanently this year, showing how the Covid-19 pandemic is decimating an industry that employs millions of Americans.As many as 231,000 of the nation’s roughly 660,000 eateries will likely shut down this year, according to an estimate from restaurant consultancy provided to Bloomberg News. This will bring the industry’s steady growth to a halt and mark the first time in two decades that U.S. restaurant counts don’t climb....

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Germany plans to dim lights at night to save insects

Germany plans to dim lights at night to save insects

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations, it emerged Wednesday.In a draft law seen by AFP, the country's environment ministry has drawn up a number of new measures to protect insects, ranging from partially outlawing spotlights to increased protection of natural habitats. "Insects play an important role in the ecosystem...but in Germany, their numbers and their diversity has severely declined in recent years,"...

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China reports 37 new coronavirus cases in mainland for Aug 5

China reports 37 new coronavirus cases in mainland for Aug 5

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.SHANGHAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) - China reported 37 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for August 5, up from 27 a day earlier, the country's health commission said on Thursday. Seven of the new infections were imported cases, versus five a day earlier, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. The commission also reported 20 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 24 a day earlier. As of August 5, mainland China had 84,528 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19...

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Anger at Eversource over outages reflect 2011-12 failures

Anger at Eversource over outages reflect 2011-12 failures

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.Elected leaders across the political spectrum are lining up to slam Eversource following Tuesday’s storm that left more than 700,000 without power across the state and prompted Gov. Ned Lamont to declare a civil preparedness emergency in response to the widespread power outages. Trees are down across the state, wiping out power lines and leaving more than 90 percent of homes without power in many towns across the state, particularly along the shoreline. But wind speeds were relatively low compared to other...

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Pelosi on the coronavirus stimulus price tag she's willing to settle for: '$3.4 trillion'

Pelosi on the coronavirus stimulus price tag she's willing to settle for: '$3.4 trillion'

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she still wants a sweeping stimulus deal this week -- but she made it clear she is not budging on the price tag put forward by House Democrats, reflecting how far apart the two sides are despite days of talks.Asked if she has an idea on the price tag she's willing to settle for, Pelosi told CNN bluntly: "Yeah, $3.4 trillion."That price tag has been rejected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who last week put forward the that would cost roughly $1 trillion...

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New York Democrats’ Bitter Ballot Fight Fuels Mail-in Voting Worries

New York Democrats’ Bitter Ballot Fight Fuels Mail-in Voting Worries

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.(Bloomberg) -- A drawn-out New York City Democratic primary fight over the validity of thousands of disqualified votes has the candidates trading bitter accusations and may also be helping fuel President Donald Trump’s attacks on expanded mail-in voting in some states.Representative Carolyn Maloney and her challenger Suraj Patel are vying for the Democratic nomination for the seat representing Manhattan’s upper East Side, including Trump Tower, as well as parts of Brooklyn and Queens. The Democratic primary was...

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Top aide to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen quits after family linked to corruption investigation

Top aide to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen quits after family linked to corruption investigation

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.The chief of staff to Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned over a corruption investigation involving his family, saying he wanted to protect the president from being damaged by the fallout months after being .Su Jia-chyuan tendered his resignation as secretary general of the president on Sunday after it emerged that his nephew Su Chen-ching, a legislator from Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party, was under investigation.Tsai, who won a landslide victory earlier this year, swiftly approved his resignation...

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Leading Democratic VP contender Bass defends stance on Cuba

Leading Democratic VP contender Bass defends stance on Cuba

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden's running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades. Bass said she was trying to express her condolences to the Cuban people when she referred to Castro as “Comandante en jefe,” a term that roughly translates as commander in chief but is reviled by some Cuban exiles in Florida. Bass, who...

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U.S. to Act on China Software Beyond TikTok, Pompeo Says

U.S. to Act on China Software Beyond TikTok, Pompeo Says

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration will announce measures shortly against “a broad array” of Chinese-owned software deemed to pose national-security risks, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.The comments suggest a possible widening of U.S. measures beyond TikTok, the popular music-video app owned by ByteDance Ltd., one of China’s biggest tech companies. President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he from the U.S., but his decision hasn’t been announced. Pompeo signaled he expects a Trump...

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More than 650 new coronavirus cases reported today: Pa. Health Dept.

More than 650 new coronavirus cases reported today: Pa. Health Dept.

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 654 new cases on Sunday. This brings the statewide total positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 113,590. The total includes 110,416 confirmed cases and 3,174 probable cases. Along with the new cases, state health officials are reporting 5 new deaths, bringing the statewide number of fatalities to 7,209. The counties reporting the highest death tallies include Philadelphia (1,681,) Montgomery (850) and Delaware (687.) Dauphin County has logged 155...

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Ride-share driver fatally shot a man at the Austin BLM rally 'to protect his own life,' lawyer says

Ride-share driver fatally shot a man at the Austin BLM rally 'to protect his own life,' lawyer says

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.A lawyer says his client shot and killed a last Saturday because the man began to raise an assault rifle at his client, the lawyer said in a news release issued Friday.The lawyer, Clint Broden of Dallas, identified his client as Daniel Perry and said he was an active duty sergeant in the Army. Broden said he was releasing Perry's name in an attempt to correct misinformation in the media.Last Saturday night, Perry was working as a driver for a ride-share company to make extra money and had just dropped off a...

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35th COVID-19 Related Death at Medical Center Health System

35th COVID-19 Related Death at Medical Center Health System

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) -Medical Center Health System is reporting its 30th COVID-19 related death late Friday night.Here is the information released by MCHS:The patient, an 81-year-old male, died Saturday morning, August 1.The patient was a resident at Sienna Nursing and Rehabilitation in Odessa and wasadmitted to Medical Center Hospital on July 16. The patient had pre-existing conditions.The family has been notified.For the latest COVID numbers from across the area, Copyright 2020 KOSA. All rights reserved.

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Jim Clyburn: Trump is Mussolini

Jim Clyburn: Trump is Mussolini

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Sunday likened President Donald Trump to fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, warning that Trump would resist leaving office.The South Carolina lawmaker and No. 3 House Democrat said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump had taken on "strong-arm tactics." Trump ignited an uproar last week after he floated the idea of delaying the November election, which he lacks the authority to do."I don't think he plans to leave the White House," Clyburn said of Trump. "He doesn't...

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Red onions linked to salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in 31 states

Red onions linked to salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in 31 states

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said.And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration."Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of this outbreak, Thomson International, Inc. has notified FDA that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that...

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Introducing Dormio, MIT's 'incubation device' that could let you pick your dreams

Introducing Dormio, MIT's 'incubation device' that could let you pick your dreams

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.Have you ever fallen asleep after watching a superhero movie and found yourself soaring through the sky in your dreams? Wished you could dream the same dream the following night? ‘Dormio,’ a newly developed device from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), could help you do just that. Scientists at MIT who have worked on Dormio’s development say that with the device, one can enable “targeted dream incubation,” in which dream content is influenced by verbal and sound cues received just before they nod...

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'I don't want a delay': Trump rows back on delaying election but not on mail-in ballots

'I don't want a delay': Trump rows back on delaying election but not on mail-in ballots

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to row back on the idea of , even as he continued to raise doubts about efforts to expand mail-in voting in some states to respond to the coronavirus.  "Do I want to see a date change? No," Trump said at the White House hours after raising the idea of a delay in a tweet. "But I don't want to see a crooked election." Thursday for questioning whether the presidential election should be delayed over concerns about voting during the pandemic – and his...

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Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for coronavirus

Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for coronavirus

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.Rep. Louie Gohmert — a Texas Republican who has been walking around the Capitol without a mask — has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple sources.Gohmert was scheduled to fly to Texas on Wednesday morning with President Donald Trump and tested positive in a pre-screen at the White House. The eighth-term Republican told CNN last month that he was not wearing a mask because he was being tested regularly for the coronavirus."[I]f I get it," he told CNN in June, "you'll never see me without a...

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'Slap in the face': Romney blasts troop withdrawal from Germany

'Slap in the face': Romney blasts troop withdrawal from Germany

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.en. Mitt Romney called President Trump’s plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Germany a “grave error.” The Utah Republican unleashed a scathing complaint after Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced on Wednesday that the Pentagon would start the process of pulling some 11,900 troops out of the country “within weeks.” “The plan outlined by the administration today to remove thousands of U.S. troops from Germany is a grave error,” Romney said in a statement. “It is when we should instead be drawing closer...

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California could create its own $600 weekly unemployment benefit

California could create its own $600 weekly unemployment benefit

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to damage the California economy, state lawmakers are weighing whether to provide a supplemental unemployment benefit with the extra $600 per week provided by the federal government expiring this month.Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), the leader of a legislative working group, said there is support among Democratic lawmakers for providing up to $600 weekly to jobless Californians if Congress fails to act on extending the federal pandemic benefit.“There are so many...

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300 to 400 Teenagers Go On Rampage At Putt-Putt Fun Center, Memphis, Tennessee | New Rule For Minors

300 to 400 Teenagers Go On Rampage At Putt-Putt Fun Center, Memphis, Tennessee | New Rule For Minors

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.SETTINGSOFFHDHQSDLOBetween 300 and 400 teenagers who were at a Memphis, Tennessee mini-golf complex ended up going berserk after staff refused a refund over a faulty games machine.The incident happened on Saturday evening at the Putt Putt Fun Center, off Summer Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. Teenagers in Memphis destroy Putt PuttThe company said parents just started dropping off their children. Suddenly, there was a crowd of 300 to 400 people, causing the business to be in violation of the COVID-19 compliance....

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Chinese COVID cover-up exposed by doctor who diagnosed early Coronavirus cases in China

Chinese COVID cover-up exposed by doctor who diagnosed early Coronavirus cases in China

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.Coronavirus Outbreak: There has been several allegations against China for trying to cover-up the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. Now a doctor from China, who had diagnosed early coronavirus cases in the country, has accused that local authorities in Wuhan covered up the initial scale of the outbreak in Wuhan. He told BBC that the local authorities had already destroyed evidence of outbreak when they went for investigation. Professor Kwok-Yung Yuen, a microbiologist, physician and surgeon in Hong Kong, said that...

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Former Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner compares voting for Biden to eating 'bowl of sh--'

Former Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner compares voting for Biden to eating 'bowl of sh--'

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.LIVE VIDEO:Former Bernie Sanders campaign co-chair offered a not-so-appetizing analogy when asked about voting for presumptive Democratic nominee . Turner, who was a prominent surrogate for Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., during the 2020 Democratic primary, expressed her lack of excitement for the former VP to The Atlantic. “It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of sh-- in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still sh--," Turner to Atlantic staff writer Peter...

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Covid-19 outbreak in Xinjiang prompts fears of spread inside China's camps

Covid-19 outbreak in Xinjiang prompts fears of spread inside China's camps

You are using an older browser version. Please use a for the best MSN experience.Rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the Xinjiang region has sparked fears the outbreak could reach the secretive internment camps where China is believed to have detained more than a million Muslim minority people. On Monday, Chinese health authorities reported 68 new cases of Covid-19, including 57 in the far western region of Xinjiang, bringing the area’s reported total to 235. After a reported five-month streak of no infections in Xinjiang, the outbreak that began almost two weeks ago has appeared to take...

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