Daily Archives: August 7, 2020

With Fastest Global COVID-19 Growth, India Races Past 2 Million Cases

NEW DELHI – With the fastest COVID-19 growth in the world, India has raced past 2 million cases, as public health experts warn that the pandemic in the world’s second most populous country will not slow anytime soon. The grim milestone came as tens of thousands of community health workers went on a two-day strike,

Liberty University President Taking Leave of Absence

  Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University in Virginia, will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, the university announced Friday afternoon. The executive committee of Liberty’s board of trustees met Friday and requested that Falwell take the leave, to which he agreed. The university statement said it would be “effective immediately.” Falwell has

Harleys Everywhere, Masks Nowhere: Sturgis Rally Draws Thousands

STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA – Thousands of bikers poured into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis on Friday as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbled to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak. The rally could become one of the largest public gatherings since the pandemic began, with organizers expecting 250,000

TikTok Threatens to Sue after US Moves to Ban App

TikTok reacted to President Donald Trump’s executive order barring U.S. companies and individuals from doing business with its parent company, ByteDance, by threatening to take legal action and urging its U.S. users to lobby on its behalf. Trump ordered sweeping bans late Thursday prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with ByteDance and Tencent, the owner of the messenger