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US embassy in Turkey warns of potential terror attack threat in Istanbul

US embassy in Turkey warns of potential terror attack threat in Istanbul

The US Mission in Turkey issued a warning to American citizens Friday of a potential terror attack threat in Istanbul and elsewhere in the country. The US Mission “has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against US citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the US Consulate General, as well as…MORE

Stimulus negotiations latest: Hopes for a deal seem dim

Stimulus negotiations latest: Hopes for a deal seem dim

The week started with a self-imposed deadline, and it appears it will end without a stimulus deal. After fits and starts, the negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the White House’s chief negotiator, have hit another roadblock with aides behind the scenes telling CNN that while the prospects for a…MORE

Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking

Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that he “never said I oppose fracking” when pressed by President Donald Trump on the issue during Thursday night’s presidential debate. “You said it on tape,” Trump replied. Facts First: It’s false that Biden never said he opposed fracking. In two Democratic primary debates, Biden made confusing remarks over…MORE

Marcus Rashford takes UK child poverty policy into his own hands

Marcus Rashford takes UK child poverty policy into his own hands

After Conservative Party lawmakers voted down a scheme to provide free meals for hungry school children over Christmas, England international footballer Marcus Rashford is forging a national coalition to fill the void. Rashford had been pressuring the government to extend the school meal voucher scheme during the school break. He had called for the government…MORE

Kapil Dev, legendary Indian cricketer, hospitalized after heart attack

Kapil Dev, legendary Indian cricketer, hospitalized after heart attack

Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev is recovering in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) after suffering a heart attack, a spokesperson for the New Delhi hospital treating him said Friday. The 62-year-old former Indian captain underwent emergency coronary angioplasty surgery, after he was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, in the early hours…MORE

How do wildfires get their names?

How do wildfires get their names?

The 2020 fire season has been devastating. Massive blazes have ravaged the Western US, swallowing entire neighborhoods and torching millions of acres. Colorado’s largest wildfire in state history is still burning. In California alone, firefighters have battled more than 8,600 blazes this year. All of them, with their own unique name: The Bullfrog Fire. The…MORE

Recession risk grows as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

Recession risk grows as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

The world’s top economies took huge steps in recent months to recover from the worst recession in a generation. Now, with coronavirus cases surging again, that progress could be reversed. What’s happening: Business activity has fallen back into decline in Europe, according to the latest reading of the Purchasing Managers’ Index from IHS Markit, which…MORE

Carbon monoxide poisoning or Covid-19? Here’s how you can tell

Carbon monoxide poisoning or Covid-19? Here’s how you can tell

As the Northern Hemisphere heads into winter, whether a fever and cough mean the flu or Covid-19 is a nerve-racking guessing game. There is, however, a silent killer that causes similar symptoms and could be lurking in your home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that’s produced when a fossil fuel — coal, crude…MORE