The Los Angeles Dodgers took the lead in the series after an intense Game 5 win over Tampa Bay.
The Los Angeles Dodgers took the lead in the series after an intense Game 5 win over Tampa Bay.
A Texas doctor who treated COVID-19 patients died this week due to complications from the virus, relatives said. Dr. Carlos Araujo-Preza died Monday night, his wife said in a moving social media post. "Since COVID-19 was introduced to our community in early 2020," the pulmonologist "has been at the forefront of the fight against this novel virus," Paige King said in the post.
Miley Cyrus laid it all out on the table and dropped some major bombshells during her tell-all interview with Howard Stern. The 28-year-old singer chatted with the radio host on Wednesday about her life and career from her Disney days until now, including her previous relationship with actor Liam Hemsworth. Cyrus said that, in the end, "there was too much conflict" with the "Hunger Games" actor.
If there are "I Voted" stickers, why not "Vaccinated for COVID-19" buttons? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to offer health care providers a template they can use to print buttons or stickers that would advertise a person's vaccination status. The idea is that the button would be handed out to patients after they receive their vaccination shots.
A day after posting a 46-minute diatribe filled with falsehoods about the election he lost, President Donald Trump on Thursday continued to baselessly dispute the outcome. It could be a preview of his first big political rally since being defeated -- when he campaigns Saturday in Georgia where runoff races will determine if the GOP can keep control of the Senate. On Wednesday, standing at a podium with the presidential seal, in the White House -- he unloaded a dizzying array of false claims about electoral fraud that amounted to a verbal assault on democracy.
A major Santa Ana wind event is ongoing right now in Southern California from outside of Los Angeles down to just outside of San Diego. The National Weather Service has posted a rare extreme fire danger warning for Ventura, Los Angeles and the San Diego county mountains. The National Weather Service issued a stark warning, saying, “this is a particularly dangerous situation due to an unusual duration of extremely dry vegetation, strong winds, and very dry air leading to very critical fire weather conditions.”
A $908 billion COVID-19 relief proposal advanced by a bipartisan group of senators was gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking over the phone Thursday to discuss pandemic relief for the first time since the November election. The phone call follows Wednesday's announcement that Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer endorsed the bipartisan framework, worth $1 trillion less than the most recent Democratic relief proposal. "Compromise is in reach," McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday morning, though the path forward that he charted admonished Democratic priorities and highlighted how far apart the two parties remain with just days left to secure a deal.
While Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island had emerged as a potential selection to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, sources told ABC News, she said Thursday she would not be Biden's pick. "I am not going to be President-elect Biden’s nominee for HHS Secretary, my focus is right here in Rhode Island," she said a her weekly COVID-19 news conference.
Neither Keo Motsepe nor Chrishell Stause won the Mirrorball Trophy on "Dancing With the Stars" this past season, but it seems they may have walked away with something even better --a new romance. The "DWTS" pro shared a photo of himself cuddling up to the "Selling Sunset" star on Wednesday evening, hours after she shared footage of them working out together. Representatives for Motsepe, 31, and Stause, 39, did not respond to requests for comment, but "Entertainment Tonight" reported that the two were set up by Stause's "DWTS" partner, Gleb Savchenko.
Five current and former Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees have been charged with fraud for falsely claiming to have worked hundreds of hours of overtime that they did not in fact work. The L.I.R.R. and NYC Transit workers were being paid while at home, on vacation or bowling, federal prosecutors said. “These defendants, senior L.I.R.R. and New York City Transit employees, allegedly made themselves some of the highest-paid employees at the entire MTA by claiming extraordinary, almost physically impossible, amounts of overtime,” Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said.
Despite warnings by top health officials to avoid large gatherings as the coronavirus spread worsens, the State Department is planning to host several holiday parties with hundreds of guests invited, according to a source familiar with the planning. One event is to be hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan in the Ben Franklin room, State’s gilded reception space, with approximately several hundred people invited, per the source, confirming a Washington Post report.
Ellie Goulding is the latest artist weighing in on the controversy surrounding the 2021 Grammy nominations. Goulding said the current state of the music world "saddens" her, because "the industry stopped reflecting the impulses that drive us as musicians." Explaining that awarding medals to athletes or scientists is a "fairly black or white" process, she said the "waters muddy" when it comes to music awards -- especially when "the most globally popular artists and most critically revered artists" are shut out.
In an interview with GLAAD on Wednesday, the "Real Housewives of Orange County" star opened up about her sexuality and her decision to publicly announce her sexual orientation. "I'm so happy where I am and to be able to be comfortable in my own skin after so long is just so nice," Windham-Burke, 43, continued. Windham-Burke also revealed that she first decided to embrace her sexuality after she shared an on-screen kiss with former co-star Tamra Judge last season.
With two COVID-19 vaccines possibly being authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month, the question remains when pregnant people will be able to access a vaccine. Pregnant people have not been actively included in the late-stage clinical trials for any COVID-19 vaccines, including the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in the United States.
As a global race for the coronavirus vaccine heats up, IBM warned Thursday that it detected a phishing email scam spanning six countries aimed at organizations that are keeping the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain moving. The cybersecurity researchers said they could not identify who was behind the campaign, but the precision and skills "hold the potential hallmarks of nation-state tradecraft." The IBM team said that the operation started in September 2020, and targeted organizations that were likely associated with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance's Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP) program, which is spearheading efforts to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to developing nations.
Mariah Carey's goal this year is a big one: Save Christmas. The five-time Grammy winner set out to do just that with her upcoming Apple TV+ holiday special, titled "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," in which she gathers her celebrity friends and her 9-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, to spread joy this holiday season. "It's a way that people can share in the holiday spirit with us all and kind of, like, push past the moment -- even if it's just for that, you know, amount of time we're watching the special together," Carey told "Good Morning America" on Thursday.
The Boeing 737 MAX returned to the skies for the first time Wednesday with members of the general public onboard since two fatal crashes forced U.S. regulators to ground the plane in March 2019. American Airlines flew journalists on a demo flight from Dallas to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in an effort to reassure passengers that the upgraded MAX is safe. Since the crashes, Boeing rewrote the entire MAX flight computer software, receiving the Federal Aviation Administration's approval for the jet to reenter commercial service on Nov. 18.
Thousands of students warmly dressed in padded jackets, hasten their steps to schools which have been closed and disinfected for a week in lead-up to a momentous event in South Korea: the national college entrance exam. The exam, officially called the College Scholastic Ability Test, provides South Korean students a final report card for the public education they received from elementary school through high school.
Another 712,000 workers filed jobless claims last week, the Department of Labor said Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on the labor market. The weekly jobless claims tally fell slightly after rising for the past two consecutive weeks. The DOL also said the total number of people still claiming some form of unemployment insurance through all programs topped 20.1 million for the week ending Nov. 14.
Ryan Sutter is opening up more about the unidentified illness he says he is fighting. After his wife, Trista Sutter, who was in the first season of "The Bachelorette," posted details surrounding his health battle over the weekend, he shared more about his symptoms and current condition. "In February I started my fire career over and began an 18 week fire academy with Denver Fire," Sutter wrote in a post on Tuesday.
Tyra Muhammad graduated from college nearly 30 years after she started her undergraduate studies. The 46-year-old mother of five graduated last month from Grambling State University, which she attended at the same time as three of her five children. Muhammad, an English major, first entered Grambling State as a freshman in 1994.