US citizen trapped at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak says she's angry and scared
- Beijing (CNN) - A US citizen trapped at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China described her fear of living in a city that's cut off from the rest of the country by transport restrictions.
- Teacher Diana Adama has been living in Wuhan city for three months of her 15 years in China.
- Wuhan is the ground zero for a new deadly strain of coronavirus -- with about 1,000 Americans living in the city.
- More than 50 people are dead -- all in China -- as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread throughout Asia and the rest of the world.
- Despite her fears and perceived lack of information about Wuhan coronavirus, she does not plan to leave the city in an evacuation flight organized by the State Department.
- It's arranging a charter flight to evacuate American diplomats and citizens from Wuhan, a US official said.
Opinion: Why is Bernie Sanders surging?
- At a moment when the President of the United States spews out disinformation on a daily basis and many Democrats seem to go back and forth on key questions--depending on which way the wind blows--there is something powerful about a candidate who has been saying the same thing, fighting the same fight, since early in his career.
- The attributes -- such as his aggressive support base and resistance to compromise -- that turn off so many Democrats, like Hillary Clinton who has remarked that "Nobody likes him," could be seen as important in a campaign against President Trump.
- Candidates such as Mike Bloomberg or Amy Klobuchar could easily experience a surge of support if centrists in the party start to fear that Sanders, and his policies, are unviable.
- The Sanders surge is rooted in core elements of the way that the senator practices his bottom-up politics and realistic fears of what it will take to defeat this president in 2020.
Bloomberg takes jab at Sanders while pitching himself to Jewish voters
- Miami (CNN) - In a speech rallying Jewish supporters in Miami on Sunday afternoon, Michael Bloomberg took a jab at the other Jewish candidate in the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination -- Sen. Bernie Sanders.
- The billionaire has shied away from attacking his fellow Democratic candidates, preferring to call out President Donald Trump for decisions and language he disagrees with.
- Among those decisions Bloomberg called out on Sunday during his speech to a room filled with Jewish voters was the language Trump uses -- specifically when he calls his supporters "real Americans" -- a term used by hate groups in the past.
- Speaking about the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump pulled out of in May 2018 and followed the withdrawal with new sanctions on the regime, Bloomberg said that while he initially opposed the deal that was put into place by the Obama administration, he'd work to revive it.
Sold-out Amazon sellers warn shoppers about counterfeit face masks as demand soars amid coronavirus fears
- As Americans rush out en masse in search of face masks to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, sold-out Amazon sellers are warning shoppers against buying counterfeit products.
- Though medical experts say face masks aren't very effective in preventing the spread of a disease like coronavirus, that hasn't stopped masks from flying off shelves in the US.
- However, as inventory wanes, companies like PacingMed — the No. 1 best seller of disposable medical masks on Amazon — and BLBM are urging consumers in disclaimers to avoid buying fake products.
- PacingMed and BLBM both sell surgical masks, one of two types of masks designed for preventing disease.
- The other type of masks, N95 respirators, are designed to filter out harmful particles from the air no smaller than 0.3 microns in diameter, making them already mostly ineffective in preventing against the coronavirus, which is 0.12 microns, wrote Business Insider's Holly Secon.
Denny's is giving away free Beyond Burgers. Here's how to get them.
- Denny's is adding the plant-based Beyond Burger to its core menu, and it's giving away free food in celebration.
- From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on January 30, customers can get a free Beyond Burger with the purchase of any beverage at all Denny's locations nationwide, according to a Monday press release from the chain.
- The Beyond Burger was previously tested only at Denny's locations in Los Angeles, but soon it will be offered at more than 1,700 Denny's stores across the US and Canada.
- Diving deeper into the trend of plant-based "meat," Denny's announced in the release its expanded partnership with Beyond Meat, which makes "meat" from pea, cocoa butter, beet juice, and other ingredients.
- The Beyond Burger at Denny's features a 100% plant-based "meat" patty topped with sliced tomatoes and onions, lettuce, pickles, American cheese, and All-American sauce on a multigrain bun.
Can you answer these questions from the US citizenship test?
- Many people dream of becoming a US citizen.
- The process is notoriously arduous and taxing, but the most nerve-wracking part for many is taking the US citizenship test.
- It's so difficult, in fact, that according to NBCNews, only 36% of American citizens could pass the test.
- That's like around the same percentage of students at Arizona State that could pass an STD test.
- Some of the foundational, basic, questions are reportedly missed by as much as 60% of the population.
- For instance, only 39% of American test takers know how many justices serve on the supreme court.
- If you're thinking, "Uhhh...
- I dunno, like 50...Or 12?" You're probably in good company.
- You're also wrong.
- If you get at least six correct you pass.
- If you got at least 6/10 right — congrats you passed the US citizenship test!
5 things millennials are paying for that their parents never would have dreamed of spending money on
- The generation is paying for things that were previously seen as taboo by their parents, like therapy and plastic surgery.
- As this generation waits to have kids at a later age than previous generations, taking time to first find their footing in the world, they're turning to egg freezing to help them delay starting a family.
- Celebrities such as Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga, who have been open about their depression struggles, and conversations on social media have also helped normalize therapy, Drexler wrote.
- Instead of attempting to reverse the aging process later on in life — the way previous generations have approached plastic surgery — they're trying to maintain their youthful look, Phillip R.
- But women aren't the only ones paying for egg freezing costs — partners are also helping out.
Jeff Bezos' nudes were reportedly leaked when his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez sent them to her brother, in a new twist to the dramatic saga — here's everything we know so far
- Source: Business Insider, American Media Inc. UN investigators backed The Guardian's report the following day, saying with "reasonable certainty" that Crown Prince Mohammed was involved in hacking Bezos' phone.
- The UN also called for an "immediate investigation" into Crown Prince Mohammed.
- The Saudi US embassy responded to allegations of the hacking by calling them "absurd" in a tweet.
Inside the fabulous life of Monaco's royal family, who rules over one of the richest countries in the world, is richer than the Queen of England, and lives in a 12th-century palace
- Ruling over this small yet rich city-state are the Grimaldis, the Monaco royal family headed by Prince Albert II, the son of Prince Rainier III and the actress Grace Kelly, who died in a car accident in 1982.
- Prince Albert is worth an estimated $1 billion and owns about a quarter of the land he reigns over, according to GoBankingRates, making the Monaco royal family one of the wealthiest in the world.
- Prince Albert of Monaco is worth an estimated $1 billion and owns about a quarter of the land he reigns over, according to GoBankingRates, making the Monaco royal family one of the wealthiest in the world.
- Prince Albert married Charlene Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer and teacher from South Africa in July 2011, and the couple shares two children.
'A real missed opportunity': Andrew Yang swings at Obama's moves to bail out Wall Street over average Americans during the financial crash
- Andrew Yang swung at former President Obama's decision to bail out Wall Street over Main Street during the 2008-09 financial crisis in a New York Times interview, calling it a "real missed opportunity" of his presidency.
- Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang swung at former President Obama's decision to bail out Wall Street over average Americans in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis in a New York Times interview published Sunday.
- Klobuchar, though, said she would have prioritized curbing the soaring costs of prescription drugs as part of the Affordable Care Act. The former tech executive's broader critique of the Obama administration's economic record illuminates some disillusionment among Democrats over how it managed the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.