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80,000 furloughed as bus industry grinds to a halt

80,000 furloughed as bus industry grinds to a halt

Clarence Cox took over a 35-year-old motorcoach business from his father and uncle and had hopes of one day giving it to his daughters. But with a $5 million fleet parked for months during a pandemic, and no federal aid, his goal now is just to make it to the end of 2020. His business,…MORE

Stunt driver successfully jumps canal three times as hometown fans watch

X-Games competitor and stunt driver Travis Pastrana successfully jumped Ego Alley, a canal in Annapolis, Maryland, three times earlier this week. The stunt’s goal was to jump the canal as a powerboat sped underneath the airborne car. Pastrana, an Annapolis native, successfully cleared the popular downtown canal in his Subaru WRX three times, but only…MORE

Murkowski announces she will vote yes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Murkowski announces she will vote yes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Saturday that she will ultimately vote yes on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States. “I believe that the only way to put us back on the path of appropriate consideration of judicial nominees, is to evaluate Judge Barrett as we would want to be judged…MORE

CDC highlights safety tips for in-person voting ahead of Election Day

CDC highlights safety tips for in-person voting ahead of Election Day

With Election Day less than two weeks away, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released safety tips for voters to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. There are 8.5 million cases of the virus across the United States, and more than 224,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. The CDC encouraged Americans to…MORE

Battle hardened Illinois health official is shaken by latest Covid-19 surge

Battle hardened Illinois health official is shaken by latest Covid-19 surge

The scale of the Covid-19 pandemic is exposing the battle scars of the country’s most hardened public health officials. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike began to cry and paused her remarks — her back to the podium — during a Friday briefing in which she reported new coronavirus deaths and thousands…MORE

Jay-Z launches his very own cannabis line called Monogram

Jay-Z launches his very own cannabis line called Monogram

You could say that Jay-Z is on fire. To be blunt, there’s not much that the Grammy Award-winning billionaire rapper and entrepreneur doesn’t have his hand in. From streaming service founder to music executive to memoir writer, the 50-year-old is adding yet another title to his repertoire. He launched a cannabis line called Monogram Friday.…MORE

Scotland tells families not to trick-or-treat this Halloween because of Covid-19

Scotland tells families not to trick-or-treat this Halloween because of Covid-19

The Scottish government says families should celebrate Halloween at home this year instead of going trick-or-treating to minimize the spread of Covid-19. It urged people to avoid guising — or going door-to-door for treats — in a news release issued on Saturday. Deputy First Minister John Swinney said that the guidance was needed to make…MORE