Small companies that help drive China's economy are worried about how much damage the coronavirus outbreak will cause to business. Hide Caption 25 of 69 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak This aerial photo shows the Leishenshan Hospital that is being built in Wuhan, China, to handle coronavirus patients. Hide Caption 57 of 69 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Shoppers wear masks in a Wuhan market on January 23. Hide Caption 65 of 69 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People in Guangzhou, China, wear protective masks on January 22. Hide Caption 66 of 69 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People go through a checkpoint in Guangzhou on January 22.
February 21, 2020 08:11 UTC
(CNN) A US Customs and Border Protection employee allegedly shot and killed his wife and two sons in Florida before killing himself, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Police went to the family's home around 3 p.m. Thursday after receiving a call from CBP that the man had not been heard from. Upon further investigation, authorities found that other members of the family had not been heard from either, Sheriff John Mina said in a press conference. Deputies entered the house and found four bodies inside with gunshot wounds. Mina says they believe the man shot and killed his wife, middle school-aged son, high school-aged son and then himself.
February 21, 2020 06:45 UTC
By comparison, former Vice President Joe Biden started February with $7.1 million remaining in his campaign accounts, followed by Buttigieg at $6.6 million. So far in February, her campaign has raised $17 million -- its best monthly financial showing to date, Warren officials said. Another super PAC has emerged to aid Klobuchar. Klobuchar's campaign officials said in October that they didn't want help from a super PAC. However, EMILY's List, a group that works to elect female candidates who support abortion rights, has donated $250,000 to each super PAC, EMILY's List spokeswoman Christina Reynolds said.
February 21, 2020 05:37 UTC
Small companies that help drive China's economy are worried about how much damage the coronavirus outbreak will cause to business. Hide Caption 41 of 69 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A volunteer wearing protective clothing disinfects a street in Qingdao, China, on January 29. Hide Caption 65 of 69 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People in Guangzhou, China, wear protective masks on January 22. Hide Caption 66 of 69 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People go through a checkpoint in Guangzhou on January 22. Hide Caption 68 of 69 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Health officials hold a news conference in Beijing on January 22.
February 21, 2020 05:15 UTC
CHATHAM, Ont. — TekSavvy Solutions Inc. says it has filed a complaint with the Competition Bureau seeking an investigation into how Bell Canada and Rogers Communications charge independent internet service providers. The company that bills itself as Canada’s largest independent internet service provider accuses the telecom giants of engaging in a pattern of anti-competitive activities that is costing millions of Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars. It alleges that Bell and Rogers’ wholesale divisions drove up competitors’ costs, while their retail divisions target those competitors with retail prices below their wholesale costs that are wrongfully inflated. Bell, Rogers and Canada’s other major phone and cable companies asked the federal cabinet in November to overrule a 2019 regulatory decision that slashes how much they can charge independent ISPs like TekSavvy.
February 21, 2020 03:33 UTC
(CNN) Most of the Americans who were being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the hospital says. The other two evacuees who were taken to the Omaha hospital tested negative, the statement said. The hospital had said some of the patients had tested positive in Japan but some "came with a lack of clarity what their test results were," Shelly Schwedhelm told CNN. Several people are exhibiting minor symptoms but others are not showing any symptoms, the release said. Bert Kelly, a CDC spokesman, told CNN that the agency has verified the results, bringing the total of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States to 26.
February 21, 2020 02:52 UTC
Washington (CNN) CNN will host two nights of town halls next week featuring the leading Democratic presidential candidates, just days before voters head to the polls in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday, the network announced Thursday evening. The hourlong individual town halls will air in prime time on Monday and Wednesday and will follow the CNN town hall format of candidates taking questions directly from audience members and a moderator. The two-night event, which will feature half a dozen candidates, will take place at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina, a CNN spokesperson said. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will participate in his first nationally televised town hall since joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He has skipped the first four nominating states, which includes South Carolina, where his name is not on the ballot.
February 21, 2020 02:48 UTC
The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the pipeline that would bring natural gas to a liquefaction facility and export terminal on the B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs block a CN Rail line just west of Edmonton on Wednesday. Four Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have travelled east and are expected to meet with members of the Mohawk Nation in Quebec and Ontario to thank them for supporting their cause with their solidarity protests. A gathering is being held Friday at Tyendinaga, where the Wet’suwet’en chiefs are to be welcomed and “political issues” discussed. THE CANADIAN PRESS Na'moks, a spokesman for the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, holds a press conference in Smithers, B.C.
February 21, 2020 02:48 UTC
YouTube star Jake Paul is offering his young fan base tools on how to bypass school and the traditional 9-5 to “achieve their dreams” – all for a fee, of course. The 23-year-old controversial YouTuber, who has nearly 20 million subscribers, is offering an online course called The Financial Freedom Movement. YOUTUBERS TANA MONGEAU, JAKE PAUL SPLIT AFTER 6 MONTHS OF MARRIAGE: 'WE ARE BOTH TAKING A BREAK'Paul says he and his team of “millionaire instructors” will give clients cutting-edge mentorship, coaching and training on how to achieve financial freedom using social media and the Internet. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTERTwo years ago, he launched a similar project called Edfluence, a series of videos teaching fans “how to be social media famous,” according to Business Insider. The social media star was fired from his leading role in a Disney show in 2017 and has been accused by his West Hollywood neighbors of causing a ruckus and sharing his home address with his millions of followers.
February 21, 2020 02:26 UTC
LAS VEGAS – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is reversing her position on opposing support from outside groups such as super PACs. THE LATEST FROM FOX NEWS ON THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNBut last week, a super PAC named "Kitchen Table Conversations" formed to back Klobuchar. And Tuesday, a super PAC named "Persist PAC" formed to support Warren. The group immediately began running TV ads in Nevada spotlighting former President Barack Obama praising Warren. Warren tweeted on Thursday afternoon, saying: “Since I stepped on the #DemDebate stage, our grassroots campaign has raised more than $5 million.
February 21, 2020 02:04 UTC
“We’ve got enough problems with South Korea with trade,” he continued. “On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? The winner from South Korea, I thought it was best foreign film. Director Bong Joon Ho’s film shattered expectations, nabbing four Oscars and bringing praise to South Korea’s long-overlooked film industry. “When the world revolves around all of us, we should be chosen; there’s nothing wrong with it,” Trump told his supporters.
February 21, 2020 01:52 UTC
And Canadian authorities are looking closely at their experience on the Diamond Princess cruise ship as the country prepares for an upcoming tourist season with concerns about the novel coronavirus, called COVID-19, still very much in the air. Tomohiro Ohsumi via Getty Images Passengers are seen on the deck of the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked at the Daikoku Pier on Feb. 20, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan. The Diamond Princess cruise ship has seen the largest outbreak of the virus outside China, with 634 passengers having tested positive at last count. KAZUHIRO NOGI via Getty Images A bus carrying passengers who disembarked from the Diamond Princess cruise ship leaves the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on Feb. 20, 2020. The evacuation came just after Japanese officials broke the news that two passengers from the ship died after contracting the virus.
February 21, 2020 01:41 UTC
(CNN) The mother of two missing children has been arrested by police officers in Hawaii on a warrant issued by Madison County, Idaho, according to a statement from law enforcement. Lori Vallow, 46, was arrested on multiple charges, including on suspicion of two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, Kauai police said. Joshua "JJ" Vallow, 7, and his sister, Tylee Ryan, 17, were last heard from in September. About two months later, Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, fled their Rexburg, Idaho, home when authorities began looking for the children, police previously said. CNN has previously reached out to Vallow and Daybell's attorney, Sean Bartholick, but has not heard back.
February 21, 2020 01:27 UTC
Rampant ignorance and misinformation about the novel coronavirus , experts say, has led to racist and xenophobic attacks against fellow Americans or anyone in the US who looks East Asian. Here's what's happening across the country, the facts about coronavirus, and what people can do if they witness attacks. Chinese restaurants are hurting tremendouslyA restaurant in New York's Chinatown has no customers, despite zero cases of novel coronavirus in the state of New York. While the novel coronavirus has infected more than 75,000 people and killed over 2,100 worldwide, it's caused far fewer deaths than the flu. By contrast, since the novel coronavirus was first detected in the United States in January, 15 people have been diagnosed with the illness as of Wednesday.
February 21, 2020 01:07 UTC
Billionaire and then New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed in 2011 that the city had “virtually no discrimination” and “virtually no racial problems.” That year, police stops of Black and Latinx people reached their peak under the stop-and-frisk policy he supported. But you see virtually no discrimination based on ethnicity,” Bloomberg said in November 2011 at the annual conference of Club de Madrid, a nonprofit group of former heads of state. “You have virtually no racial problems or tensions here,” Bloomberg, who is now running for the Democratic presidential nomination, added in a video of the speech posted on YouTube in 2012. In 2011, stops by New York City police hit their highest number, with nearly 700,000 people stopped ― and 87% of those stopped were either Black (53%) or Latinx (34%), per data from the New York Civil Liberties Union. After years of defending stop-and-frisk, Bloomberg apologized late last year for the policy.
February 21, 2020 00:55 UTC