Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert Convicted of Espionage Freed From Iran
Academic British-Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert, jailed by Iran for over two years on espionage charges, has been freed in a prisoner exchange for three Iran citizens. The Middle Eastern studies lecturer at the University of Melbourne had been imprisoned in Iran since 2018.
Sudan's Former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi Succumbs To COVID-19 at 84, After 3 Weeks Hospitalization
Former Sudan Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi died from contracting COVID-19 three weeks after being admitted to the hospital in the United Arab Emirates.
Denver Mayor Travels for Thanksgiving Despite His COVID-19 Policies, Apologizes
Despite the Denver Mayor's guidelines about traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday, Michael Hancock reportedly boarded a plane to Houston on Wednesday. The Colorado capital recently witnessed a record increase in COVID-19 cases.
Powerful Winds, Isolated Tornado Possible Across Gulf Coast, Midwest
Strong wind gusts and possible tornadoes pose a "marginal risk" in southeastern states and the Midwest, according to the National Weather Service on Wednesday. Thunderstorms are expected to ravage parts of Louisiana.
New Normal: How Long Will We Need to Wear Face Masks?
Reports about several potential COVID-19 vaccines offer hope for the end of the global health crisis. However, we could still be wearing face masks and implementing guidelines including social distancing for at least another year, according to experts.
Pfizer's First 6.4 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to be Distributed in December
The US federal government plans to send 6.4 million doses of, the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to communities across the country within 24 hours of regulatory clearance. The shots are expected to be immediately administered to front-line health-care workers, the first priority group.
CDC Likely To Shorten COVID-19 Quarantine Period Between 7 To 10 Days
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is finalizing plans to shorten the advised duration of quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19. The CDC currently advises people to quarantine for 14 days following exposure to people with the novel coronavirus.
Russia Says Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine Over 95% Effective
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has been discovered to be over 95 percent effective against COVID-19 in the second interim analysis of its Phase 3 clinical trial.
Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Up to 90% Effective, Only Half-Dose Needed
The Oxford/AstraZeneca potential COVID-19 vaccine's late-stage trial results are deemed as "intriguing." It will be further probed how an initial half-dose of the shot offers more protection.
The Best Miniseries in TV History: Binge-Watches Over the Weekend
The miniseries concept was a popular attraction during the late 1970s and 1980s. Cable then revived the format in the 2000s. These miniseries include looking back at some of the biggest historical events of all time to unsparing crime dramas.
Thanksgiving Myths: Don't Believe Everything Your Teacher Tells You
Thanksgiving is rife with myths and inaccuracy. Don't believe everything your kindergarten teacher told you about the Pilgrims and the Native people who met them.
Oxford Dictionaries Could Not Pick Just One Word for the Year
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) could not simply name its traditional word of the year for 2020. Instead, it navigated how far and how quickly the language has evolved this year.
US Could Start COVID-19 Vaccinations as Early as December, Says Warp Speed Chief
COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States would "hopefully" commence in less than three weeks, according to the head of the Operation Warp Speed, the federal government's program to bolster the creation of a vaccine.
The Most Iconic Film Theme Songs That Set Movies' Tone Perfectly
A movie soundtrack is one of the most important parts of a film-watching experience whether we notice it or not. The most suitable music helps set the mood of the scene, igniting emotions from the viewer. The weaving of the film is elevated, bringing us into the world before us.
Fauci Says 'Help is On the Way' in the Form of Vaccine, Herd Immunity Possible
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious diseases expert, stated on Sunday that the US could reach herd immunity against COVID-19 relatively quickly in 2021 if adequate Americans get vaccinated.