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Breeders' Cup 2020 will be run without fans

2 weeks ago from UPI

Breeders' Cup 2020 will be run without fans in the Keeneland facility, organizers announced amid a weekend of international qualifying events for those races

Op-Ed: How to get through to your risk-taking friends in the COVID-19 pandemic

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

There are ways to reduce conflicts, but lecturing others on the correctness of your view isn't one of them.

On This Day, Sept. 13: Margaret Chase Smith is 1st woman elected to House, Senate

2 weeks ago from UPI

On Sept. 13, 1948, Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, representing Maine as a Republican.

Women lead fifth week of protests against Belarus election

2 weeks ago from UPI

Thousands of women have become the leaders of daily protests in Belarus against a contested election now in their fifth week.

Iran executes wrestler who said he was tortured for false confession

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Iranian government executed decorated wrestling champion Navid Afkari on Saturday, prompting outcry from human rights activists.

Watchdog report: US democratic indicators plummet amid racial justice protests and pandemic

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

The health of democracy in the United States has reached its lowest point since an academic watchdog group of political scientists began tracking its performance in 2017. Results of the August...

U.S.-brokered Taliban, Afghan government peace talks begin

2 weeks ago from UPI

Taliban and Afghan government peace talks to form a unity government and end war began Saturday.

Gordon Ramsay to host BBC game show 'Bank Balance'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has signed on to host a new BBC game show called "Bank Balance."

Opinion: Readers don't like Trump. The Woodward tapes take their disgust to a new level

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Some L.A. Times readers say Trump should face legal consequences for failing to warn Americans about the seriousness of COVID-19.

US democratic indicators plummet amid racial justice protests and pandemic

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The health of democracy in the United States has reached its lowest point since an academic watchdog group of political scientists began tracking its performance in 2017.

Smiling may boost overall outlook, study shows

2 weeks ago from UPI

Smiling can trick your mind into being more positive, according to a new study.

'Coastal Elites' cast say show gave them anxiety

2 weeks ago from UPI

Bette Midler, Issa Rae, Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson and Kaitlyn Dever all experienced different anxieties while filming HBO's special presentation "Costal Elites," premiering Saturday.

Florida judge sentences Granville Ritchie to death for rape, murder of 9-year-old

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Florida judge on Friday handed down a death sentence for a man convicted of the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl six years ago.

Kids desks are selling out. Where to find alternatives.

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Student desks, small tables, chairs and other furniture are selling out, just when frantic parents need them the most for children attending school remotely from home.

Virginia woman wins $1M lottery jackpot on her birthday

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Virginia woman who recently won a $2,000 lottery prize had an extra happy birthday when her winning streak continued with a $1 million jackpot.

Suicide rate keeps rising among young Americans

2 weeks ago from UPI

A nearly 60% jump in suicides by young Americans since 2007 has experts alarmed and somewhat puzzled.

40-pound African serval cat on the loose in New Hampshire

2 weeks ago from UPI

Police in New Hampshire are asking residents to be on the lookout for an unusual missing family pet: a 40-pound African serval cat.

FABP4: Preschool-aged biomarker discovered for autism spectrum disorder

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a biomarker that can detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in preschool-aged children. The new study found that levels of the protein FABP4 were much lower in four-...

Phone calls create stronger bonds than text-based communications

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

New research suggests people too often opt to send email or text messages when a phone call is more likely to produce the feelings of connectedness they crave.

COVID-19 may have been in LA months earlier than thought

2 weeks ago from UPI

There may have been cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles as early as last December, months before the first known U.S. cases were identified, a new study claims.

Iran holds runoff parliamentary elections after months of delay

2 weeks ago from UPI

Iran opened runoff elections Friday for nearly a dozen parliamentary positions in a vote that was delayed for months by COVID-19.

'Wonder Woman 1984' release delayed to December

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Wonder Woman 1984," starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig, will open in theaters Dec. 25, rather than Oct. 2.

Iran rejects claims that it's trying to interfere in U.S. election

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Iranian government on Friday disputed claims by Microsoft that it has tried to meddle in the U.S. presidential election.

Comfortable sofa beds for a peaceful night’s sleep

2 weeks ago from PopSci

More places to sleep. (Annie Spratt via Unsplash/)Sofa beds tend to get a bad rap for uncomfortable designs and stiff mattresses. But there are plenty of springy, snooze-worthy options out there, perfect for...

Quebec confirms karaoke ban, mandates that all bars keep customer logs

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

The Quebec government formally announced a ban on karaoke in public venues Friday, and will also now require bars to keep a register of customers — a measure that had...

Months into the pandemic, with more to come, Dr. Bonnie Henry will not waver

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

After six months helping to lead B.C. through the pandemic, Dr. Bonnie Henry faces the fall — fraught with back-to-school dangers, dashes of criticism from a once-adoring public and the...

Women have disrupted research on bird song, and their findings show how diversity can improve all fields of science

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Americans often idealize scientists as unbiased, objective observers. But scientists are affected by conscious and unconscious biases, just as people in other fields are. Studies of birds' vocal behavior clearly...

We won't let coronavirus take Halloween. Here are 7 ways you can celebrate

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Can we safely celebrate Halloween this year, in the midst of a pandemic? Gatherings aren't safe, and do you really want your children knocking at doors, begging for candy and...