With Parks Closed, Disney Will Begin Furlough For Some California And Florida Workers In Two Weeks

On Friday, April 3, the Associated Press reported that The Walt Disney Co. will begin furloughing some workers at Florida’s Disney World and California’s Disneyland in two weeks. The announcement was delivered as a response to the spread of the coronavirus. Due to the pandemic, officials do not know when the businesses will be able […]

Tokyo Governor Considers Using Olympic Athletes Village As Temporary Coronavirus Hospital

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has considered using the Olympic Athletes Village as a temporary coronavirus hospital, the Associated Press reported on Friday, April 3. Though the development on Tokyo Bay is not yet complete, the structure is designed to house up to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. The 24-building complex will otherwise remain […]

Corona Beer Stops Production Amid High Liquor Store Sales, Deemed ‘Non-Essential’ During Coronavirus Pandemic

Grupo Modelo, the maker of Corona beer, is pausing all production after the Mexican government deemed it “non-essential,” according to a report from Al Jazeera. The maker, which also produces Pacifico and Modelo, must end all non-essential tasks by April 30. The measure is to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus while the country […]

Jessica Alba Teaches Jimmy Fallon Her Skin Care Routine To Raise Donations For Families In Need

Actress Jessica Alba was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, April 2. During the nine minute television segment, Alba taught Fallon her daily skin care routine from her beautiful closet at home, according to E! Online. While their masks dried, she also discussed what her business, The Honest Co., is […]

Karli Kloss Reveals New Details On Her Marriage To Joshua Kushner

American model, entrepreneur, and Project Runway host Karlie Kloss opened up to Diane Von Furstenberg and revealed new details about her marriage to Joshua Kushner. The couple has been married for one year and were together for seven before that, according to E! Online. However, fans still know very little about their relationship and are […]

Jane Fonda Brings Her 1980s Workouts Back To Life On TikTok For Climate Change

Before Jane Fonda was a lead star on Netflix hit Grace and Frankie, she was a fashion model, movie star, activist, and a 1980s television fitness instructor. She joined TikTok and uploaded her first video on Thursday, according to E! Online. The video features a flashback to her original fitness class as well as a […]

12,000 People Apply To Be NASA’s Next Astronauts, First Woman To Moon Will Be Part Of Class

For the first time in four years, NASA opened applications for new astronauts. On Thursday, April 2, the space program announced that more than 12,000 applications were received. It was the second-highest number of applicants ever sent to NASA, according to ABC News. People from every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. […]

Record-Breaking 9.95 Million Americans File For Unemployment During Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest data released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, April 2, revealed that a record-breaking 6,648,000 people filed for unemployment during the week of March 28. ABC News reported that these claims from workers are added to the existing 3.28 million who filed for unemployment benefits just a week before. The two […]

Jesse Eisenberg Is Using An RV To Shelter-In-Place As He Travels Across The U.S.

On Wednesday, Jesse Eisenberg made a virtual appearance from home on an episode of Conan. During the segment, the show’s host, Conan O’Brien, made a comment that Eisenberg seemed to be in a bunker. As it turns out, the actor was in an RV traveling with his family across the Midwest, according to E! Online. […]

Donald Trump Says Easier Voting Could Hurt Republicans In Elections

At the end of March, President Donald Trump stated that making it easier to vote could keep some Republicans from getting elected. The comment was made as he rejected a Democrat-led initiative for voter reform as a part of the coronavirus stimulus, according to The Guardian. Proposed changes included vote-by-mail, early voting, and same-day registration […]

New Chinese Study Finds Cats Can Get Coronavirus And Give It To Each Other

A new study in China found that cats can contract the novel coronavirus from humans, according to The Guardian. Harbin Veterinary Research Institute found that cats are at high risk of contracting the virus. The small animals also seem to have the ability to give the virus to other cats through respiratory droplets. The report […]

Finland Uses Social Media Influencers To Educate Public On Coronavirus

During the coronavirus outbreak, governments need to communicate quickly and effectively with citizens. Finland has turned to social media influencers to distribute accurate information as the virus progresses, according to The Guardian. The Finnish government argues that social media influencers can help contain the coronavirus by spreading good information. Great piece about 🇫🇮 approach to […]

Amnesty Reports U.S. Airstrike In Somalia Killed Civilians, Questions U.S. Investigations

On Wednesday, April 1, Amnesty International released a statement revealing new evidence of Somali civilian deaths caused by U.S. airstrikes in February, The Independent reported. Two were killed, including a teenager and a 53-year-old farmer, and three were injured, according to the organization’s statement, which noted that the U.S. Africa Command announced an investigation into […]

Ina Garten Makes Massive Cosmopolitan In Morning Cocktail Hour Instagram Post

In a comical Instagram post at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, Ina Garten taught her followers how to make a coronavirus crisis-sized drink. The beloved Barefoot Contessa television host and celebrity chef let her humor take center stage in the video filmed from her home kitchen. Wearing a navy blue button-down blouse with her […]

Some Health Experts Think Fossil Fuels Should Have Cigarette-Style Warnings On Label

According to The Independent, some British health experts believe warnings on fossil fuel labels could help consumers understand the future threat of climate change created by their actions today. The warnings, which would be similar to those on packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products, could also help raise awareness about the health risks of […]

Harry Potter At Home Website Started To Help Comfort Fans In Coronavirus Quarantine

On April 1, J.K. Rowling — the author of the wildly popular Harry Potter series — announced that she has created a new Harry Potter website, according to the Associated Press. Harry Potter At Home was made to bring comfort to fans of all ages who are sheltering in place during the novel coronavirus outbreak. […]

Lindsay Lohan Is Releasing New Music For The First Time In 12 Years

Lady Gaga recently announced the postponement of her new album, but Lindsay Lohan is filing the void. At noon on Tuesday, March 31, the actress posted “I’m Back!” to Twitter and Instagram indicating she is releasing new music in the not-so-distant future. The short message was accompanied by a 30-second clip that gave her fans […]

New Mistakes Discovered With FBI Wiretaps After Russia Investigation Prompts Further Scrutiny

Inspector General Michael Horowitz found on Tuesday, March 31, that additional errors were made with regard to how the FBI managed a secret surveillance program. The Associated Press reported that errors were made while listening to conversations held by potential spies and terrorists. While the surveillance made in conjunction with the investigation on Russia’s interference […]

Controversial Keystone XL Oil Pipeline To Begin Construction In April

TC Energy, a Canadian natural gas company, announced on Tuesday, March 31, that it will move forward with the Keystone XL pipeline according to the Associated Press. Construction of the oil sands pipeline, which cuts across the Midwest, is currently slated for April. The controversial pipeline is heavily opposed by environmentalists and some Native American […]

U.S. Prepared To Lift Sanctions On Venezuela In Support Of New Transitional Government

The U.S. announced a plan to support a new political path within Venezuela on March 31, according to the Associated Press. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined a plan for a transitional government after Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader backed by the U.S., suggested a similar idea over the weekend. If the formation of […]

Turner Classic Movies Is Bringing Its Movie Festival To Home Television Screens Due To Coronavirus

The 11th Annual Turner Classic Movies Film Festival was scheduled to take place in Hollywood between April 16 to April 19. Due to the novel coronavirus, the film festival was originally canceled. Now TCM is bringing the festival to the comfort of viewers’ homes with a special home edition, according to ABC News. We’re excited […]

‘Irreplaceable’ James Bond Gun Collection Stolen During A Burglary In North London

Three thieves broke into a private home in Enfield, North London on Monday, March 23 at 8 p.m. There, they stole five deactivated guns that have been used as props by actors in several James Bond movies, The Guardian reported. Among other weapons taken, some of the 007 guns included ones used by Roger Moore. […]

U.S. Space Force Launches First Satellite Into Space

At 4:18 p.m. on March 26, Space Force launched its first satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, according to Popular Mechanics. Though the mission launch was first slated for 2:57 p.m., a poor amplifier card on a ground system pump controller caused the delay. The new military satellite designed by Lockheed Martin […]

U.S. Charges Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro With International Drug Trafficking

On Thursday, March 26, the U.S. released indictments of drug crimes against the former president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, as well as 14 other current and former Venezuelan senior officials on the Department of Justice website. In addition to international drug trafficking, other charges include corruption, narco-terrorism, and carrying machine guns and other destructive […]

In Response To Coronavirus, Angelina Jolie Donates $1 Million To No Kid Hungry

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread and affect hundreds of thousands of people around the world, Angelina Jolie is taking a stand to raise awareness on issues like child hunger as well as the effect of the virus itself. On March 25, Jolie donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry to help those in […]

Waffle House Closes 418 Locations Due To Spread Of COVID-19

On Tuesday, March 24, Waffle House announced a “Waffle House Index Red” and the chain closed 375 locations due to the novel coronavirus. By Wednesday, an additional 43 locations were closed, bringing the total to 418 Waffle House restaurants, according to NBC News. The locations that were closed are not concentrated in one state or […]

Lady Gaga Delays The Release Of Her New Album, ‘Chromatica,’ Due To Coronavirus

Little Monsters were likely upset on Tuesday, March 24, when Lady Gaga announced on Instagram her decision to delay the release of her new album, Chromatica, according to Elle. While the featured song on the album, “Stupid Love,” debuted on February 28, the rest of the album which was expected to drop April 10, will […]

Tito’s Vodka Is Making 24 Tons Of Hand Sanitizer To Distribute During Coronavirus Pandemic

Fifth Generation, the company that makes Tito’s Handmade Vodka, announced that staff at the Texas-based distillery are gathering everything needed to make a massive batch of hand sanitizer, Today reported. The first batch will yield 24 tons of hand sanitizer that will comply with health industry standards. While the company waits for the ingredients and […]

School Closures Due To Coronavirus Present Education Challenges In Rural Areas With Limited Internet Access

As COVID-19 spreads across the world and throughout the United States, government officials are taking increasingly cautious measures to keep citizens safe such as social distancing by staying home or imposing a city-wide curfew. For many with children, that means homeschooling, with the help of digital learning from their regular schools. Remote and rural areas […]

Zagreb Earthquake Strikes Croatian Capital Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Croatia was struck by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake just after 6 a.m. on Sunday, with the epicenter four miles north of its capital, Zagreb, according to The Guardian. Prime Minister Andrej Plenković stated that it was the largest earthquake Zagreb has faced in 140 years. In addition to rubble falling from buildings, slabs of concrete crushing […]