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‘Assume that you were exposed’: Officials warn of the fallout from Thanksgiving travel.

While many in the United States celebrated a muted Thanksgiving over Zoom, millions of people traveled instead, rejecting the advice of public officials. According to Transportation Safety Administration data, about 800,000 to one million people passed through T.S.A. checkpoints each day in the days before and after the holiday — far lower than the same […]

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Taliban-Afghan Government Agreement Marred By Document’s Wording

The negotiating teams have so far agreed on all 21 articles, Afghan President said (File) Kabul/Islamabad: A breakthrough on an initial agreement reached between Taliban and government negotiators has been held up at the last minute after the insurgent group balked at the document’s preamble because it mentioned the Afghan government by name. Teams representing […]


Ajit Pai, the Republican F.C.C. chair, will leave on Inauguration Day.

Ajit V. Pai, the Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said Monday that he would leave his post the day that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is sworn in, capping a tenure of sweeping deregulation across the telecommunications industry. Mr. Pai’s most prominent effort was rolling back net neutrality rules that forbid internet providers […]


Which women’s college basketball teams have the best and worst nonconference schedules?

9:45 AM ET Charlie Close Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for As November turns to December and the 2020-21 women’s college basketball season is just getting started, no one can say exactly what March and April will look like. The season is less than a week old, but scheduling games […]

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Why School Districts Are Bringing Back Younger Children First

After a summer of uncertainty and fear about how schools across the globe would operate in a pandemic, a consensus has emerged in more and more districts: In-person teaching with young children is safer than with older ones and particularly crucial for their development. On Sunday, New York City, home to the country’s largest school […]

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Pets Poised For A Return To The White House

WASHINGTON: Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot. As if that werent enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the White House with, of all things, […]


Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies

The first infant formulation of dolutegravir, an important first-line H.I.V. medication, will be available soon under an agreement between several pharmaceutical companies and global health initiatives. The new formulation will be strawberry flavored and come in a tablet that dissolves in water or juice so babies can swallow it. In another announcement also linked to […]


Facebook Nears Deal To Buy Customer-service Startup Kustomer

Facebook Inc is close to buying Kustomer in a deal that would value the customer-service startup at about $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Facebook and Kustomer did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment. Kustomer, which helps businesses aggregate and handle customer inquiries from […]


Houston Texans WR Will Fuller suspended six games under PED policy

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V has been suspended six games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, he said Monday in a post on Instagram. Fuller said the violation was a result of taking prescribed medication not permitted under the policy. “I want to sincerely apologize to the Texans organization and all […]


Pat Finucane: No public inquiry into Belfast lawyer’s murder

“The British government, at every opportunity, will continue to make the wrong decision, and will put all of their efforts into ensuring that the truth as to what happened with the murder of my father – the full truth – will not see the light of day.” Source link