Puerto Rico Opens Only 20% of Schools 3 Weeks After Strong Earthquake

Danica Coto / AP (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students. Only 177 schools were certified to open after engineers inspected them for damage caused by the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that killed one person and damaged hundreds of homes on Jan. 7. But the inspections were not to determine whether a school could withstand another strong earthquake or had structural shortcomings such as short columns that make it vulnerable to … Continue reading Puerto Rico Opens Only 20% of Schools 3 Weeks After Strong Earthquake

Hillary Clinton Says She Was ‘Burned in Effigy’ While Taking on Certain Issues as First Lady

Jake Coyle / AP (PARK CITY, Utah) — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action committee and penned another book about “gutsy women” with her daughter, Chelsea. But Clinton’s most prominent return to the public eye has come at the Sundance Film Festival, where the former Secretary of State unveiled a candid four-hour documentary series, “Hillary.” Clinton is aware that some thought she would slink away after 2016. “Yes, they did, didn’t they?” Clinton said in an interview in Park City. “Well, that was never an … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Says She Was ‘Burned in Effigy’ While Taking on Certain Issues as First Lady

The Ultimate Ranking of the Best Memes of The Office That Will Have You Laughing Through the Daily Grind

Megan McCluskey These days, it’s hard to imagine a world in which The Office doesn’t exist. But NBC’s beloved mockumentary sitcom wasn’t always as popular as its present-day reputation — and ubiquitous meme presence — suggests. In fact, the show may have been cancelled after its second season if it hadn’t been for its soaring iTunes sales. As we now know, The Office was destined to stay on the air for nine seasons. It even survived the departure of Steve Carell, who played Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s iconically cringey boss, Michael Scott, at the end of season 7. But it perhaps … Continue reading The Ultimate Ranking of the Best Memes of The Office That Will Have You Laughing Through the Daily Grind

U.S. Recovers Remains of 2 Service Members Killed Air Force Plane Crash in Afghanistan

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns / AP (WASHINGTON) — A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan. They were the only two people aboard the Air Force E-11A electronic surveillance aircraft when it went down on Monday in Ghazni province, the official said, speaking Tuesday on the condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement of the recovery. The identities of the two have not been publicly announced, pending notification of their relatives. The official said the American recovery … Continue reading U.S. Recovers Remains of 2 Service Members Killed Air Force Plane Crash in Afghanistan

South African Billionaire Apologizes After Telling President Trump Africa ‘Loves’ Him

Prinesha Naidoo / Bloomberg South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that Africa loves him, but warned the growing perception that the continent is anti-America may hamper investment. Motsepe’s remarks to Trump at a business dinner during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week sparked a debate among his countrymen who questioned his right to speak on behalf of the continent. “I have a duty to listen to these differing views and would like to apologize,” Motsepe, the country’s only black billionaire — and a brother-in-law of President Cyril Ramaphosa — said in an … Continue reading South African Billionaire Apologizes After Telling President Trump Africa ‘Loves’ Him

FBI Identifies Man Who Saved Baby During El Paso Walmart Shooting

Associated Press (EL PASO, Texas) — A person who was seen on surveillance video saving a baby during last year’s mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people has been identified as a then-homeless man who was living in a makeshift camp near the store, police said. Surveillance footage showed a man carrying a baby to safety, but the man’s identity remained a mystery until recently, when Lazaro Ponce came forward, the El Paso Times reported. El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said FBI agents interviewed Ponce on Monday in Memphis, Tennessee, where he now lives, and … Continue reading FBI Identifies Man Who Saved Baby During El Paso Walmart Shooting

Some Patients With Wuhan Coronavirus Only Show Mild Symptoms. Here’s Why That’s a Problem

Time As researchers fight to stop the spread of a novel coronavirus that originated in a seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, they are facing a counter-intuitive problem: the symptoms can sometimes be so mild in patients that the virus is very difficult to detect. The Wuhan coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, has killed at least 106 people in mainland China, out of the 4,400-plus documented cases. According to records released by Chinese health authorities, most fatalities were older or had additional health problems. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which is related to 2019-nCoV and killed nearly 800 people, … Continue reading Some Patients With Wuhan Coronavirus Only Show Mild Symptoms. Here’s Why That’s a Problem