Nouriel Roubini, the economist who in 2007 became known as Dr. Doom after predicting the collapse of the housing market, actually sounded ebullient about the future of New York City Tuesday night. “I’m reasonably optimistic,” he said, standing in the cavernous living room of his East Village triplex. “I was walking around my neighborhood this weekend. Every restaurant was open, I hadn’t seen so many people since before Covid.”It was the evening before Frieze New York opened (the first in-person art fair in Manhattan since the start of the pandemic) and Mr. Roubini was hosting a party was for his best friend, Shai Baitel, who in January was named the artistic director of the Modern Art Museum Shanghai.
May 08, 2021 09:00 UTC
(CNN) Two lions at the Etawah Safari Park in the northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh have tested positive for Covid-19, according to officials at the park. The samples were sent for testing after both the lions were found to have high temperatures. They have been kept in self-isolation with their health being monitored regularly. This comes after eight lions had tested positive for the same at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad earlier this week. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had previously stated that based on experience with other zoo animals who had also tested positive for Covid-19 across the globe, there is "no factual evidence that animals can transmit the disease to humans any further.
May 08, 2021 08:48 UTC
The 34-year-old actor was recently spotted in the Cayman Islands -- his first time being seen publicly since being accused of rape last month. The Cayman Islands is reportedly where Hammer's estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, has been waiting out the coronavirus pandemic with their 6-year-old daughter Harper and their 4-year-old son Ford. ARMIE HAMMER IS MAIN SUSPECT IN AN ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION FOLLOWING RAPE ACCUSATIONSDespite her presence in the Cayman Islands, Chambers, 38, has been rather mum on the subject of her husband's scandal. The post was denounced by the Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee, prompting the actor to apologize. She also alleged Hammer "mentally, emotionally and sexually" abused her throughout their relationship which lasted between 2016–2020, after having met him on Facebook.
May 08, 2021 08:48 UTC
(CNN) A man who allegedly held five people captive during an eight-hour standoff at a Wells Fargo bank in St. Cloud, Minnesota, wanted a "big show," authorities said. Those held hostage in the bank said the suspect wanted the robbery to "go viral" and wanted to be a "martyr," according to a criminal complaint filed in Minnesota district court Friday. Cloud Police Department and the FBI simultaneously entered and arrested McNeary without incident. All of the hostages were bank employees, according to police.
May 08, 2021 08:37 UTC
Some of these people are homebound and cannot respond to calls to go to vaccination points when their turn comes. So on the island of Mallorca, health workers take the jabs to them. So far, Rodríguez said, she and her colleagues have vaccinated over 70 people at their homes in the rural area. “Rain or storm, the vaccines must reach the homes,” Rodríguez said. Spain has set the goal of vaccinating 70% of its adult population — some 33 million people — by the end of August.
May 08, 2021 07:52 UTC
India has now reported more than 21 million cases and 238,000 related deaths since the pandemic began. The spiraling crisis is stretching India's health care system beyond breaking point . Some Covid patients are dying in waiting rooms or outside overwhelmed clinics, before they have even been seen by a doctor. In Tamil Nadu, officials announced a two-week lockdown -- a day after the southern state saw its biggest daily spike in infections, with 26,465 cases reported on Friday. Restaurants can only provide takeout, while grocery stores will open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Food delivery services will also be limited.
May 08, 2021 07:08 UTC
Mary Beth Meehan andMary Beth Meehan is an independent photographer and writer. The workers of Silicon Valley rarely look like the men idealized in its lore. During the depths of the pandemic, four in 10 families in the area with children could not be sure that they would have enough to eat on any given day, according to an analysis by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. Just months later, Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, who recently added “Technoking” to his title, briefly became the world’s richest man. The median home price in Santa Clara County — home to Apple and Alphabet — is now $1.4 million, according to the California Association of Realtors.
May 08, 2021 06:56 UTC
(END VIDEO CLIP)INGRAHAM: When you take them at their word, America was founded on racist principles and it's still organized by racist systems. D'SOUZA: People who have - who don't have a racist bone in their body don't know what to say. (END VIDEO CLIP)INGRAHAM: Don't take questions. (MUSIC)(END VIDEO CLIP)INGRAHAM: Biden was once again caught lying about the jobs projections from his high-tax economic plan. (END VIDEO CLIP)INGRAHAM: Well, he was only off by, what, a factor of six -- 16 million?
May 08, 2021 06:22 UTC
While not an official full-fledged NASA mission, the concept of the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope, or LCRT, has been in development for years. The lunar telescope would involve robots hanging wire mesh within a crater on the moon's far side to create a radio telescope. The details of this chapter in the history of our universe have eluded cosmologists, and these radio waves could reveal what happened during that time. This illustration shows the proposed Lunar Crater Radio Telescope on the far side of the moon. An artist's illustration shows the perspective from inside the proposed crater telescope looking up at the receiver.
May 08, 2021 06:00 UTC
(CNN) A Georgia woman was shocked to find a swarm of at least 100,000 bees living in her house -- for the second time. Lisa Ohrmundt has been living in her home in Decatur for 14 years, and in that time she told CNN she has had to remove bees from her home four times. Ohrmundt said she discovered the bees after noticing them flying around the outside of her house and disappearing. "You see them going in and out and you think—that's odd!" "This time a lot of bees kept getting in our house—any given day there would be 20 to 25 bees at the base of our sliding glass door."
May 08, 2021 05:03 UTC
The story stunk like a skunk, but either way, the night ended in a New York Mets victory. Moments later, after the inning ended, Mets players rushed into the tunnel adjacent to their dugout, sensing a commotion. "It was funny, I told him, I was like, ‘I’ve never seen a New York rat,'" Lindor said, grinning widely. Lindor went 2 for 5 and produced his second multi-hit game as a Met. Arizona hit 10 singles but went 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13.
May 08, 2021 04:52 UTC
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May 08, 2021 03:56 UTC
(CNN) A large Chinese rocket that is out of control is set to reenter Earth's atmosphere this weekend, bringing a final wave of concern before its debris makes impact somewhere on Earth. The Long March 5B rocket, which is around 100 feet tall and weighs 22 tons, is expected to enter Earth's atmosphere "around May 8," according to a statement from Defense Department spokesperson Mike Howard, who said the US Space Command is tracking the rocket's trajectory. The rocket's "exact entry point into the Earth's atmosphere" can't be pinpointed until within hours of reentry, Howard said, but the 18th Space Control Squadron is providing daily updates on the rocket's location through the Space Track websiteThe good news is that debris plunging toward Earth -- while unnerving -- generally poses very little threat to personal safety. "The risk that there will be some damage or that it would hit someone is pretty small -- not negligible, it could happen -- but the risk that it will hit you is incredibly tiny. And so I would not lose one second of sleep over this on a personal threat basis," Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Astrophysics Center at Harvard University, told CNN this week.
May 08, 2021 03:56 UTC
Four days before Saul Álvarez and Billy Joe Saunders were scheduled to meet in a high-stakes boxing match at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, organizers were giddy over the ticket sales projections for their super-middleweight title fight on Saturday night. Eddie Hearn, the promoter and the head of Matchroom Boxing, said the matchup — between Álvarez, a 30-year-old from Mexico nicknamed Canelo who holds the W.B.C. titles at 168 pounds, and Saunders, the undefeated W.B.O. That figure, Hearn said, would be a record for an indoor boxing match in the United States, surpassing the 63,350 spectators at the Superdome in New Orleans for a Muhammad Ali-Leon Spinks fight in 1978. draft and the Kentucky Derby, as well as the expansion of capacities at baseball and basketball games.
May 08, 2021 03:56 UTC
While Biden has hit the road to make his case to voters, he's not exactly ignoring Republicans down Pennsylvania Avenue. "Look, (when) we came to office -- we knew we were facing a once in a century pandemic and a once in a generation economic crisis. It'd be a marathon," Biden said Friday after the jobs report was released. "We never thought after the first 60 days that everything would be fine. Today there's more evidence that our economy is moving in the right direction.
May 08, 2021 03:56 UTC