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EU chief calls for common tests, tracing as virus…

A top European Union official is urging the 27 member states to introduce common rules to test for the coronavirus and trace its spread to help prevent further damage to their economies

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Chrissy Teigen Shares Her Heartbreaking Story

Chrissy Teigen details the loss of her third baby with John Legend at 20 weeks gestation in an emotional Medium essay—and she begs women who've experienced similar pain to share their stories so they can be enveloped with love from others, as she has been. She explains how a...

Paget and Olsen discuss TikTok success during…

TikTok newbies Ian Paget and Chris Olsen, who have become a hit on video sharing app TikTok during the pandemic, reveal the secret to their success. (Oct. 28)

Covid-19 May Cause 'Significant' Declines in…

A study of more than 84,500 people backs prior indications that surviving COVID may have lasting effects. The novel coronavirus may be associated with potentially serious cognitive deficits. GIzmodo points out that the new study has some major limitations. However, research has found that covid-19 can cause neurological issues even in people with mild cases. The research team was led by Imperial College London’s Adam Hampshire. It was a collaborative project with BBC2 Horizon that collected a broad array of data.

Maskless pope blames 'this lady called COVID' for…

Pope Francis has blamed “this lady called COVID” for forcing him to keep his distance from the faithful during his general audience, which was far smaller than usual amid soaring coronavirus infections in Italy

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are Engaged

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are Engaged . The couple made the announcement on social media on Tuesday. . Stefani, 51, shared a photo of herself showing off the new ring with Shleton, 44. According to 'PEOPLE,' the two got engaged while in Oklahoma. . Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life.. I love you. I heard a YES!, @blakeshelton. The pair has been in a relationship since November 2015. . They have both recently gone through a divorce. . The two coaches on ‘The Voice’ have been sharing their love with the world on social media. . Shelton will become step father to Stefani’s three boys from her marriage with Gavin Rossdale.

As Trump's Chief Of Staff Puts His Foot In It…

President Donald Trump's fourth Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, is not winning any popularity contests among the president's aides. In a jaw-dropping exchange Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper, Meadows said bluntly, 'We are not going to control the pandemic.' A Trump campaign adviser said there is widespread frustration over Meadows' comments, as well as his leadership more broadly. Sources say Trump remains displeased with how Meadows handled the crisis surrounding his own bout with coronavirus. Early in the crisis, Meadows came to view the White House coronavirus task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, as largely irrelevant. He has not intervened as Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist with no experience in public health, undermines health experts and poo-poos mask-wearing. Besides downplaying the pandemic, Meadows has encouraged Trump to carry on his large-scale rallies, despite a nationwide surge in cases.

White House Science Office Says Trump 'Ended…

We might be at " the highest baseline we've ever been " in the US, with an average of 70,000 new coronavirus cases recorded per day and hospitalization and death rates on the rise—but according to the White House science office, the COVID-19 pandemic is over. In a press release...

Weather-proofing your costume for Halloween

Halloween is upon us, but your trick or treating could be ruined by unexpected cold or severe weather. Here's how to prepare for the weather before you trick or treat.

Scientists Worried by Alarming Delay in Arctic…

Scientists Worried by Alarming Delay in Arctic Sea Ice Refreezing. The seasonal refreezing of Arctic sea ice has come to an alarming standstill this year. . Despite the fact that it’s already late October, ice has not formed in a key region off the coast of Siberia. . It is the first time in recorded history that the Laptev Sea has yet to freeze this late into the year. . An altered melting and refreezing timeline could have detrimental effects on the world. . Usually, the ice that forms along the Siberian coastline spreads across the Laptev, carrying nutrients across the Arctic. . The ice travels all the way to the Fram Strait, a passage between Greenland and Svalbard, where it finally melts in the Spring. . However, a later freeze increases the likelihood of the ice melting before it reaches its final destination. . As a result, plankton across the Arctic will receive less nutrients, reducing their capacity to remove carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere. . This in turn contributes to global warming, causing higher temperatures and even less ice formation. 2020 is another year that is consistent with a rapidly changing Arctic. Without a systematic reduction in greenhouse gases, the likelihood of our first ‘ice-free’ summer will continue to increase by the mid-21st century, Zachary Labe, Colorado State University, ‘The Guardian’

QAnon's 'Save the Children' morphs into popular…

Conversations citing “Save the Children” have spiked on social media in recent months, and some supporters of the movement have taken to streets across the U.S. to call for an end to child trafficking

Family calls for peace after fatal police shooting

The father of Walter Wallace, Jr. asked for violence to stop in Philadelphia, one day after police shot and killed his son. Authorities say Walter Wallace, Jr. was wielding a knife. His family says he was having a mental health crisis. (Oct. 28)

Internet Horrified by Kim Kardashian's 40th Photos

To say Kim Kardashian's posts about her 40th birthday aren't going over well is a bit of an understatement. The reality star was being absolutely reamed on social media for the "cruel and clueless" photos showing her and a slew of close personal friends partying on a private island, report...

Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond…

The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album

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Trump Campaign Website Defaced

The Trump campaign website was briefly defaced Tuesday night, campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh says. As Politico puts it, a message posted on the site "borrowed language common to disinformation campaigns designed to demoralize Americans and depress voter turnout, warning that 'the US citizens have no choice.'" It also claimed...

Growing Wood County a window into swing state Ohio

Wood County flipped for President Donald Trump in 2016, after backing Democrat Barack Obama in the previous two elections. This year, both parties believe the perennial swing county in Ohio is trending their way (Oct. 28)

Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton Engaged

The couple took to Instagram on Tuesday with a picture of Stefani sporting a new ring, with the caption "@blakeshelton yes please!" I love you. The two coaches on "The Voice" met on the set of the singing show in 2015, and their friendship soon turned into a partnership. Shelton's track "Turnin' Me On" is about Stefani, and Stefani's 2016 song, "Make Me Love You" is about Shelton. Stefani shares three children, Kingston, Zuma and Apollo with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

Asia Today: India's confirmed virus cases near 8…

India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with nearly 44,000 new cases reported in the latest 24-hour period

Emily Ratajkowski Announces Pregnancy

Emily Ratajkowski , Announces Pregnancy. The model made the announcement in a personal essay published in ‘Vogue.’ . In the essay, she reflects on her unborn child’s gender. Ratajkowski and husband Sebastian Bear-McClard say they want to be “progressive” when it comes to its identity. . We won't know the gender until our child is 18 and that they'll let us know then, Emily Ratajkowski, via 'Vogue' . The essay is accompanied by a short film directed by Lena Dunham. . Ratajkowski also questions what world the child will be brought into. . She worries that if the baby is a girl, it may experience the "subconscious and internalized misogyny" the model faces. . If the child is a boy, she faces the challenge of "teaching them about their position of power in the world" as a white man. . Ratajkowski has been outspoken about the issues of feminism, empowerment and women’s health.

If You Want To Build Wealth For Your Children…

Business Insider contributor Kevin L. Miller II has vowed to give his children a running start to their adult life, by building wealth for them as they age. Within weeks of bringing each of his children home from the hospital, they all had a 529 college savings plan and a custodial account. In fact, Miller says that by the time his son turns 18, he'll have 75 times more in savings than he had at that age. To build generational wealth, Miller says it must start with communication. Speak with your children about saving, investing, and earning. Start early. Assuming a 7% annual return, by investing just $100 per month when your child is one year old, he or she could be a millionaire at age 61. But starting at age 25, Miller says, it takes $550 per month to hit the millionaire mark by 61, or $1,200 per month starting at age 35. Finally, don't just 'set it and forget it.' Keep a close eye on your finances and do an annual update to account for your life changes.

Philly Protests Over Cops' Killing of Black Man…

Philadelphia protested for a second night Tuesday after the fatal police shooting of a Black man the day prior. The Inquirer reports that police asked residents of certain neighborhoods to remain inside after clashes between protesters and police, looting, and violence including debris thrown by protesters and pepper spray and...

Using virtual backgrounds for Halloween

The CDC suggests people find at-home Halloween activities to do this year. If you attend a virtual event, you better make sure you've got the spookiest background!

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Researchers Discover Vampire Bats Practice Social…

Researchers Discover Vampire Bats Practice Social Distancing When Sick. Wild bats may be more socially responsible than humans, according to a new study from Ohio State University. . The study, led by Dr. Simon Ripperger, involved 31 adult female vampire bats. . Half of the bats were injected with lipopolysaccharide, a chemical that sparks an immune system response, while the other half received a saline solution. . All of the bats were fitted with motion sensors to measure their proximity to each other. . Once released, the bats who received the lipopolysaccharide isolated themselves from the rest of the group. . During a six-hour period, a “sick” bat was found to have four fewer associations than a “healthy” bat. . Once the lipopolysaccharide wore off, the bats returned to normal interaction levels with their colony. . This study, although limited, implies that vampire bats may understand the value of looking out for their colony mates. . The sensors gave us an amazing new window into how the social behavior of these bats changed from hour to hour and even minute to minute, Dr. Simon Ripperger, via statement

Election 2020 Today: Anxious voters, candidates…

Americans are worried about the Nov. 3 election, an anxiety many haven’t carried during years of largely peaceful displays of democracy

Trump campaign seeks new PA voters

Trump's campaign pivots to Pennsylvania strongholds such as the suburbs around Pittsburgh to recruit new voters to counter an erosion of support in other parts of the state. (Oct. 28)