• Get Answers to Common Questions About Group Health Insurance
    2021-07-31 19:06:05 UTC

    Health insurance plays a pivotal role in protecting individuals and families against costs that are often incurred as a result of injury or sickness. However, most people in the US with health coverage obtain it from their employer or spouse’s employer. Group insurance makes a lot of sense for businesses and employees together with the...
  • US Department of Justice: Treasury Department Must Provide Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress
    2021-07-30 20:58:19 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel said the committee chairman “has invok...
  • Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
    2021-09-02 05:28:03 UTC

    A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medical journal of the American Academy of Ne...
  • Zimbabwe: 14-Year-Old Pregnant Girl Dies Due to Negligence Acts
    2021-07-28 21:49:50 UTC

    <p>Zimbabwe &mdash; A 14-year-old girl died last week while giving birth at a shrine in Bocha, Mutare. Relatives of the late Memory Machaya are yet to come to terms with the way they were treated at Johanne Marange church where Memory was receiving prayers.</p><p>Family spokesperson Alice Mabika told H-Metro that Memory&rsquo;s mother ...
  • What Types of Car Insurance Coverage To Choose - Read Our Tips
    2021-07-28 18:57:39 UTC

    <p>If you are just planning to take your car abroad for a while, e.g. on a preliminary fact-finding trip or extended business travel, your normal insurance policy will often suffice. Contact the insurance provider and ask what their coverage for international travel entails.</p><p>Frequently, international auto insurance policies switc...
  • Olympics Reveals Impact of Athlete's Mental Health
    2021-07-28 18:01:46 UTC

    TOKYO (AP) — For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up — to set aside the doubt, or the demons, and focus on the task at hand: winning. Dominating. Getting it done. For years, Simone Biles was one of the very best at that. Suddenly — to some, shockingly — she decided she wasn’t in the right headspace. By pulling o...
  • Crypto Market Boost Comes After Amazon Gets Serious About It
    2021-07-24 21:33:48 UTC

    Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have suddenly surged after a tumultuous week for crypto traders. The bitcoin price has added around 7% over the last 24 hours, while ethereum, Binance's BNB, Ripple's XRP and dogecoin have climbed between 5% and 10%—pushing the combined crypto market value up by $200 billion since Wednesday. The ...
  • Florida Is Bungling Its COVID-19 Data As Cases Surge
    2021-07-24 18:46:53 UTC

    (AP) — Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and ...
  • Great COVID-19 Divergence: Managing an Equitable Recovery in Zimbabwe vs Canada
    2021-07-23 07:04:33 UTC

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles. Wood told Lola: If you get the vaccine you’ll be able to see your friends...
  • U.S. Government Prepares for a Potential Guantanamo Shutdown
    2021-07-19 17:50:18 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who’d been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facility 19 years ago. The transfer of Abdu...
  • US-German Relationship Is Entering New Territory
    2021-07-16 03:53:28 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Welcoming Angela Merkel to the White House for a final time, President Joe Biden renewed his concerns to the German chancellor Thursday about a major, nearly complete Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline but said they agreed Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon.</p><p>The two discussed &mdash; thoug...
  • Crowds Clash with Police in Cities Across South Africa
    2021-07-14 06:54:09 UTC

    JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) - Crowds clashed with police and ransacked or set ablaze shopping malls in cities across South Africa on Tuesday, with dozens of people reported killed, as grievances unleashed by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years. Protests that followed Zuma's arrest ...
  • Travellers Vaccinated With Indian Vaccine May Be Unable to Enter EU Countries
    2021-07-13 22:34:34 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca&rsquo;s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European destination of their choice. They were wrong.&nbsp;</p><p>The couple &mdash; and millions of other people vaccinated through a U.N.-ba...
  • Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
    2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC

    PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.” Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Biden declared that preserving vo...
  • Anti Vaccine Nurse Dies From Covid-19
    2021-07-12 23:41:46 UTC

    A young ER nurse who questioned the safety of vaccines has died of complications from COVID-19. Olivia Guidry, from Lafayette in the US state of Louisiana, died after battling the virus in the intensive care unit for only days, friends say. On July 8, the nurse's sister wrote on Facebook she had a really high fever and a seizure...
  • John Dean: Make Trump Deal with trap He Created for Himself
    2021-07-08 18:57:03 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country’s biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections. Trump announced the action against Faceboo...
  • Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
    2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC

    A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become. Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his business success by allowing the network to...
  • Tropical Storm 'Elsa' Batters Caribbean Islands
    2021-07-05 02:50:18 UTC

    <p>HAVANA (AP) &mdash; Cuba evacuated 180,000 people amid fears Sunday that Tropical Storm Elsa could cause heavy flooding after battering several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.</p><p>The Cuban government opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of the storm, which was offshore moving alon...
  • Republicans in US Senate Block Voting Rights Bill
    2021-06-22 23:37:16 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The bill, known as the For the People Act, would touch on virtually every aspect of ...
  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The official, who spoke o...
  • France’s Far Right Performed Worse Than Predicted in Regional Elections
    2021-06-21 05:53:38 UTC

    PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) - France’s far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday’s regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance. Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National expressed frustration at a...
  • The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
    2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC

    Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The election of Ebrahim Raisi, already sanctioned b...
  • Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
    2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC

    GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Putin said there was “no hostility” during...
  • This Vaccine Could Become a “Universal Booster” Because of Its High Effectiveness
    2021-06-14 17:54:29 UTC

    Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses. The two-shot vaccine was about 90% ...
  • Cosmic Show:Total Lunar Eclipse Coincides with a Supermoon
    2021-05-25 03:33:57 UTC

    <p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) &mdash; The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.</p><p>This super &ldquo;blood&rdquo; moon will be visible Wednesday across the Pacific &mdash; offering the best viewing &mdash; as well as the western half of North America, bottom of ...