Steve February 7, 2021

Even before the kickoff at Super Bowl LV on Sunday night — a showdown between defending champs the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — the biggest event in U.S. sports is already swirling with unprecedented firsts, and not just because it’s happening amid a pandemic. That the game is being played at […]

Steve February 7, 2021

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the country is still in a “deep hole” with millions of lost jobs but that President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan could generate enough growth to restore full employment by next year By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press February 8, 2021, 2:15 AM • 5 min read […]

Steve February 7, 2021

Pope Francis has resumed greeting the public in St. Peter’s Square, seven weeks after he interrupted the Sunday noon ritual to discourage crowds from gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic By The Associated Press February 7, 2021, 7:24 PM • 11 min read VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has resumed greeting the public in St. Peter’s […]

Steve February 7, 2021

United States President Joe Biden last week announced plans to end US support for Saudi Arabia’s “offensive operations” in war-torn Yemen, including ceasing relevant arms sales to the government in Riyadh. The move signalled a distinct shift in Washington’s approach to the conflict and a renewed emphasis on reaching a diplomatic solution to the years-long […]

Steve February 7, 2021

Martin Griffiths’s trip is part of efforts to bring together more diplomatic, regional and international support for a negotiated political solution to Yemen’s war. Martin Griffiths, the United Nations envoy for Yemen, has visited Iran for the first time amid renewed efforts to end a long-running war that has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. During […]

Steve February 7, 2021

Raheem Sterling scored for the third successive game for Manchester City Manchester City took a potentially decisive hold on the Premier League title race as they thrashed Liverpool at Anfield – helped by a virtuoso performance by Phil Foden and a nightmare display from the champions’ goalkeeper Alisson. City’s comprehensive triumph, their first at Anfield […]

Steve February 7, 2021

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As enthusiastic crowds of tens of thousands marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday to protest last week’s coup ousting Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, their spirits were lifted by the return of internet services that had been blocked a day earlier. Separate protests that began in […]

Steve February 7, 2021

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Wilmington, North Carolina, is known today for its vibrant riverfront with three colorful island beaches and southern hospitality, major contributors to the port city’s bustling tourism. However, Wilmington’s past paints a picture of a much different city. While things may be different in today’s Wilmington. […]

Steve February 7, 2021

Source: Washington Post LONDON —The vaccine developed by Oxford University and the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca provides only “minimal protection” against mild to moderate coronavirus infections caused by the new variant first detected in South Africa, a study has found. The study showed that the Oxford vaccine’s effectiveness was “substantially reduced” against that variant compared with […]

Steve February 7, 2021

People traditionally think that lungs and limbs are key innovations that came with the vertebrate transition from water to land. But in fact, the genetic basis of air-breathing and limb movement was already established in our fish ancestor 50 million years earlier. This, according to a recent genome mapping of primitive fish conducted by the […]