In a recent travel update, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes it clear: Staying home is the best way to protect yourself against the coronavirus.
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Apple Eases App Store Rules Again, to Allow Outside Signups
Apple is relaxing rules to allow some app developers such as Spotify, Netflix and digital publishers to include an outside link so users can sign up for paid subscription accounts.
Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments
Australia’s prime minister described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously.
UNITED AIRLINES WILL ADD NEW INTERNATIONAL ROUTES NEXT YEAR
United Airlines said Thursday it will launch its biggest expansion of transatlantic service next year, a vote of confidence that international travel will rebound from the depths of the pandemic.
CHINA SET TO SEND 3 ASTRONAUTS ON LONGEST CREWED MISSION YET
China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months — a new milestone for a program that has advanced rapidly in recent years.
US REGULATORS SEEK ANSWERS FROM TESLA OVER LACK OF RECALL
U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators.
WILLIAM SHATNER, TV'S CAPT. KIRK, BLASTS INTO SPACE
Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by JeffBezos’ Blue Origin company.
MICROSOFT SHUTTING DOWN LINKEDIN IN CHINA
Microsoft is shutting down its LinkedIn service in China later this year after internet rules were tightened by Beijing, the latest American tech giant to lessen its ties to the country.
HYDROPOWER DECLINE ADDS STRAIN TO POWER GRIDS IN DROUGHT
After water levels at a California dam fell to historic lows this summer, the main hydropower plant it feeds was shut down. At the Hoover Dam in Nevada — one of the country’s biggest hydropower generators — production is down by 25%. If extreme drought persists, federal officials say a dam in Arizona could stop producing electricity in coming years.
INSTACART CEO SAYS ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING HAS ROOM TO GROW
When the pandemic hit the U.S. last year, grocery delivery company Instacart suddenly became a lifeline for millions of consumers. Sales volumes skyrocketed; in one month, the company added 300,000 drivers to keep up with its orders.
WITH HUMOR, VENOM 2 LEANS INTO RELATIONSHIPS
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is best when it’s not trying to be a comic book movie.
NEW COVID THREAT: BREAKTHROUGH CASES!
Vax didn’t protect them from illness & even death
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
HOW TO SAIL AWAY WITHOUT QUITTING YOUR LIFE: ADVICE FROM A COUPLE WHO’VE DONE IT. PATRICK AND SHEILA DIXON EXPLAIN HOW TO MAKE ‘HYBRID CRUISING’ WORK
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Are Vaccine Mandates Justifiable?
Some call them reasonable public health measures, while others say they are an un-American invasion of privacy
The New Kid In Class: Delta
Rising virus cases and a hodgepodge of state mask rules promise a rocky start to the U.S. school year
The U.S. system for tracking Covid variants is scattered and slow. Time to fix it
Bulgari Lights Up The Night With New Aluminium Steve Aoki Special Edition
— As CDC restrictions on large indoor gatherings start to ease, homebound night crawlers are eager to resume dancing the night away at clubs and other festive venues.
Airbnb Has A Nightmare Problem
When violent crimes happen during stays, the company’s secretive safety team is called on to soothe guests, help families—and prevent PR disasters
DO I STILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK? WHAT ABOUT KIDS?
The government’s new guidance on masks for vaccinated people has left some Americans confused and sent businesses and states scrambling to adjust their rules.
AIRLINES PUSH WHITE HOUSE TO REJECT TESTING FOR US FLIGHTS
Leaders of several major U.S. airlines met online with White House officials to press their case against requiring coronavirus tests for passengers on domestic flights, saying it would undermine the already fragile industry.