BREAKING NEWS: JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINGSBURG DEAD AT 87!

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg died today Friday, the court announced. She was 87. Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex … Continued

ENGLAND, WALES SET TO LAUNCH VIRUS TRACING APP

Loop An app to help to contain the spread of the coronavirus will finally be launched in England and Wales on September 24, months later than the British government had hoped. The Department of Health and Social Care said in a statement that trials in the London district of Newham and on the Isle of … Continued

JETBLUE IDENTIFIES NEW CARIBBEAN MARKET

Loop While other airline companies are making positions redundant and mothballing planes, JetBlue is doing the opposite. The company has identified 24 new markets, which it says has the potential to generate cash for its balance sheet. The new markets in focus are 24 in Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America and “cross-country routes which … Continued

REMEMBERING THE 9/11 ATTACKS AMIDST THE PANDEMIC

NBC Flags are flying half-staff across the tri-state area Friday in remembrance of the thousands of lives lost to the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 — in full awareness of the tens of thousands of lives first responders helped save amid the pandemic and the many more thousands they could not.  The governors of … Continued

BEIRUT PORT ABLAZE, WEEKS AFTER MASSIVE BLAST

CNN A huge blaze broke out in Beirut’s port today, just weeks after a massive blast at the same site laid waste to the capital city, killing nearly 200 people. Residents still reeling from that devastating explosion were told by Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud to stay clear of the port area “for their safety” and to … Continued

CALIFORNIA FIRE THAT KILLED 3 THREATENS THOUSANDS OF HOMES

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire threatened thousands of homes Thursday after winds whipped it into a monster that incinerated houses in a small mountain community and killed at least three people. Several other people have been critically burned and hundreds, if not thousands, of homes and other buildings are believed to have … Continued

VACCINE BY NOV. 3? HALTED STUDY EXPLAINS JUST HOW UNLIKELY

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspension of a huge COVID-19 vaccine study over an illness in a single participant shows there will be “no compromises” on safety in the race to develop the shot, the chief of the National Institutes of Health told Congress on Wednesday. AstraZeneca has put on hold studies of its vaccine candidate … Continued

NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICE OFFICER FIRED OVER RACIST TEXT; POLICE DEPARTMENT REFUSES TO REINSTATE HIM

(CNN) – The Manchester Police Department in New Hampshire is at odds with an officer they fired in 2018 after a labor arbitrator ruled they must rehire him. The Manchester Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook that they received a complaint against Officer Aaron Brown in January 2018. During the course of the investigation, … Continued