Sport

NBA’s challenge: Keeping level playing field as different states start to reopen

As NBA teams start to re-open their practice facilities to players so they can work out, the league faces a real challenge to one of its core principles: What if the Dallas Mavericks players, living in a state that re-opens relatively early, get to work out in their team facilities in early May, a full […]

Lifestyle

Chronic conditions, obesity common in fatal cases of EVALI

Chronic conditions, including asthma, mental health conditions, and obesity, are common among fatal cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a study published in the April 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Angela K. Werner, Ph.D., from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion […]

Business

Huge win for Netflix’s stock

Netflix is the king of streaming: It had 167 million subscribers around the world — before the entire world was forced inside because of the coronavirus outbreak. The company is set to report its earnings after the bell Tuesday, and investors are eager to learn how the pandemic has altered Netflix’s business, viewership and subscriber […]

Technology

Uber faces criticism for stopping food deliveries to low-income neighborhood in San Francisco

Uber has informed residents of San Francisco’s Treasure Island neighborhood it will no longer make Uber Eats deliveries to the area because of new city regulations temporarily capping delivery commissions. Uber says the regulations limit the company’s “ability to cover operational costs.” But San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney has criticized Uber for its approach, saying […]

News

California superspeeders are racking up 100 mph tickets

Officials knew speeding was on an uptick across California’s highways, but new data released Wednesday show the problem of superspeeders is much worse than originally reported. It appeared speeding in excess of 100 mph was moderately increasing in the first days of the statewide stay-at-home orders — with CHP citations jumping nearly 30% compared with […]

Sport

The Last Dance recap, episodes 3 and 4: Dennis Rodman, Phil Jackson, and a villain

The Last Dance may be a documentary in form, but it follows a far more traditional story arc: It is the hero’s journey. With Michael Jordan as the hero. Every hero’s journey needs a mentor. Enter Phil Jackson. There needs to be a shapeshifter, someone who blurs the line between enemy and friend. Enter Dennis […]

Lifestyle

Higher manganese intake may be tied to lower type 2 diabetes risk

Higher intake of manganese is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk among postmenopausal women, independent of known risk factors, according to a study published online April 15 in Diabetes Care. Jung Ho Gong, from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues evaluated the association between manganese intake and the risk for type […]

Business

Global stocks are mixed as US oil futures crash below $0 a barrel

US oil prices crashed Monday to a record low as the market continues to be roiled by an epic collapse in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Global stocks are mixed as investors brace for more companies to reveal how much the crisis is costing them. US oil futures were down below $0 a barrel, […]

Technology

Amazon restricted from selling non-essential items in France after it loses court appeal

Amazon has lost its appeal of a French court ruling that requires the company to temporarily stop delivering nonessential items in France or face hefty fines, the New York Times reported. The Versailles Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court ruling that led the e-commerce company to close six of its fulfillment centers in France and […]

News

Elderly woman dragged across parking lot by a thief, N.C. police say

An 84-year-old woman was dragged across a Walmart parking lot by as a thief stole her purse, Fayetteville police say. Katherine Coffey is bruised and sore all over after what happened in the Walmart parking lot on Skibo Road Monday afternoon. “With her age it could have been a lot worse,” said Fayetteville Police Officer […]