Tiny Critically Endangered Gorilla Baby Born In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tiny baby gorilla has been born at the zoo in New Orleans. Keepers don’t yet know the sex of the critically endangered western lowland gorilla born Friday to 13-year-old Tumani and father Okpara, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith said in an email. “Tumani is demonstrating excellent mothering behaviors and the entire troop is doing exceptionally well,” Smith said. She said keepers first saw the baby during their morning check Friday. Gorilla babies weigh about 4 …

S&P 500 and Nasdaq close at record highs to start September, Dow jumps more than 200 points

Stocks rose on Tuesday, led by tech shares, as traders kicked off a historically tough month for the market on the right foot and built on Wall Street’s best August performance since the 1980s. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 215.61 points, or 0.8%, to close at 28,645.66. The S&P 500 climbed 0.8% to 3,526.65 and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.4% to 11,939.67. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit all-time highs. Apple led the gains in tech, rising 4%. The stock …

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

Countries around the world are scrambling to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. As of August 30, more than 843,000 people worldwide have died of COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 has reached more than 25 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 16 million people have recovered. More: Coronavirus: All you need to know about the symptoms and risks Dispelling the …

She Was Told Her Mother Died. So Why Was There No Funeral? Or A Body?

The last time Ellie Green saw her mother, they fought.  Ellie, then 18, had recently acquired her first boyfriend and her first car. It was June 20, 2019, and she had just returned to her parents’ house in Prairie Village, Kansas, after her freshman year of college and a month abroad in Europe.  She and her mother, Angela Green, 51, were having it out over the classic stuff: Ellie’s new independence, her mother’s feelings of rejection, what their relationship should …

29 Pictures Of Global Tourism During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Sign up for the BuzzFeed News newsletter JPG for behind-the-scenes exclusives from renowned photographers and our hard-hitting photo stories. For many of the world’s most popular destinations, summer is the season when tourism peaks and travelers are most inclined to spend both vacation days and saved income on their getaways. With fears over the spread of COVID-19 and strict travel restrictions imposed by countries to help curb new infections, many travel plans have since been postponed or canceled entirely. According …

Hurricane Laura: Donald Trump visits storm-lashed Louisiana and Texas

Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Saturday at hurricane damage to south-west Louisiana, two days after Hurricane Laura roared in off the Gulf of Mexico with winds up to 150mph, killing at least 15 people, knocking out power and causing extensive flooding and lack of running water across several towns. After arriving at Lake Charles before meeting with politicians and emergency workers and a second, scheduled stop in Orange county, Texas, Trump said: “I’m here to support the great …

West Bank: Loss of contact with Israel affecting Palestinians

The decision by the Palestinian leadership to cut ties with the Israeli government is affecting many in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian leaders blocked contact three months ago in a protest against Israel’s threat to annex Palestinian land. Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim reports. SOURCE: Al Jazeera News Read the Original Article HERE

RIP King: Fans, Friends, Celebrities Mourn Loss of ‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman

A heartbroken world grieved the loss Friday of actor Chadwick Boseman far too young to cancer at the age of 43. Twitter overflowed with homages, movie clips and Boseman’s scenes on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show.” The actor was remembered for his compelling talent — and huge heart. He continued to give to his craft and to others everything he could, even as he faced his own formidable health challenge. “RIP King,” tweeted one fan. “This broke me,” …

South Korea coronavirus cases highest since March: Live news

South Korea reports the highest number of daily coronavirus cases since March, and parliament forced to close amid expectations that authorities will impose tougher restrictions.  The U-turn by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on testing close contacts of people with COVID-19 raises concern among experts about asymptomatic spread of the disease. The Australian state of Victoria has reported its lowest number of cases in nearly two months. More than 24 million people around the world have been …

Turkey coronavirus infections hit two-month high: Live news

Turkey’s new coronavirus cases have jumped to its highest level since mid-June at 1,502, according to data provided by the government, which responded by banning some celebrations in 14 provinces. Champion sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus days after celebrating his 34th birthday with a big party. More than 23.6 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 15.3 million have recovered. More than 813,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Here are …

The National Guard Has Been Deployed To Kenosha After Police Shot A Black Man Who Was Walking To His Car

Wisconsin’s governor on Monday deployed the National Guard to the town of Kenosha, where police officers shot a Black man from behind as he walked to his car on Sunday evening, triggering protests overnight. In an incident filmed and shared on social media, 29-year-old Jacob Blake is seen walking away from several police officers. When he opens the car door, an officer grabs his shirt and then shoots him several times from behind. Blake is in serious condition at a …

New Zealand mass shooting survivors describe ongoing pain

Relatives and survivors from a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques say they have trouble sleeping, enjoying life and providing for their families a year later By NICK PERRY Associated Press August 25, 2020, 2:34 AM 3 min read CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Relatives and survivors from a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques described in court on Tuesday how more than a year later, they are still having trouble sleeping, enjoying life and providing for their families. …

Snowflake files for IPO, taking on Amazon and Microsoft cloud database businesses

Frank Slootman, CEO, Snowflake Source: CNBC Snowflake, one of the fastest-growing cloud software companies in Silicon Valley, filed to go public on Monday after revenue more than doubled in the first half of the year to $242 million. Snowflake’s data warehouse technology allows businesses to store and manage data in the cloud rather than on legacy databases, making it easier for clients to quickly access and analyze critical information across the enterprise. The company counts on infrastructure from Amazon, Microsoft …

Google is investing $100 million in telehealth provider Amwell, which will use Google Cloud

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Alphabet’s Google Cloud, speaks at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google‘s cloud division is investing $100 million in Amwell, formerly known as American Well, a company that builds technology for virtual doctors’ visits. The company has filed to go public, and Google’s investment will be a concurrent private placement at the IPO price. As part of the partnership, Amwell will move parts of …

Maine Shipbuilders Approve 3-Year Pact, Ending 63-Day Strike

(BATH, Maine) — A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy. With the approval of a three-year contract, the 4,300 production workers represented by Machinists Local S6 will begin returning to work on Monday. After falling behind schedule, Bath Iron Works is eager to get caught up on production …

LIVE: Ex-US presidents to speak on Day 2 of Democratic convention

US Democrats are opening the second night of their convention with voices from across the party’s politic divide. Moderates like John Kerry and progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will make their appearances. Response to the first night was positive from many Democratic loyalists, but some criticised its lack of policy proposals and time given to prominent Republicans supporting Biden. Two former US presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, will speak tonight. Carter, an elderly one-term president, is widely respected. Clinton is …

A Bitter Wind at a Shaky Time, and Iowa Is Left Reeling

As the winds howled outside, gusting at over 100 miles per hour, families hid in their basements and wondered what would await them when they emerged. Many across the Corn Belt of central Iowa were stunned by what they saw: millions of acres of corn and soybean fields left toppled, tangled and torn apart; roofs torn off grain bins; buildings leveled — another daunting setback in a farming community that has had too many of them.   The damage this …

Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Sees Largest Daily Jump in Cases Since March

In many U.S. cities, fears of a public transit ‘death spiral.’ Families reject full college tuition rates amid online instruction. The U.S. saw a downward trend in the number of coronavirus tests conducted each day for the first time. South Korea reported 166 new coronavirus cases, the country’s highest daily count since March. Image A bus in Brooklyn in April. Public transit leaders across the country say that the $25 billion in aid they received in March is quickly drying …

Trump Says Post Office Needs Funding That He Opposed to Handle Mail Votes

Here’s what you need to know: Loading mail trucks in McLean, Va., in July.Credit…J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press President Trump on Thursday conceded a key point congressional Democrats have been making during sputtering negotiations over a new coronavirus economic relief package: The U.S. Postal Service, a frequent target and foil for the president, needs a major infusion of cash to make mass mail-in balloting “work” in time for a presidential election held during a pandemic.   Mr. Trump, in an interview …

Weekly Unemployment Claims Dip Below 1 Million

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are instituting a new 0.5% fee to most consumers looking to refinance their mortgages. Credit…J. David Ake/Associated Press The cost of refinancing a mortgage is about to go up and it has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve. Even as the county’s monetary regulators are keeping interest rates at record lows, two of the nation’s biggest mortgage finance firms said that they would start charging an additional fee on most home loan refinancings. The 0.5 …