‘Married At First Sight’ gets huge 6-season renewal on Lifetime

EXCLUSIVE: In one of the largest orders ever, Lifetime has picked up six new seasons — Seasons 12-17 —  of its flagship reality series “Married at First Sight.” Additionally, Lifetime has greenlighted a new spinoff series, “Married at First Sight: Unmatchables” with an eight-episode order and has given a blind commitment to another series from […]

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Thousands remain evacuated from Southern California wildfire

Thousands of people remain under evacuation orders early Monday after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and forced crews to battle flames in triple-digit heat By The Associated Press August 3, 2020, 8:52 AM 2 min read BANNING, Calif. — Evacuation orders remained in place early Monday for thousands of […]

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Homes evacuated as Southern California wildfire grows

Thousands of people are under evacuation orders after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size as crews battle the flames in triple-digit heat By The Associated Press August 2, 2020, 7:54 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BANNING, Calif. — Thousands of people were under evacuation […]

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California wildfire destroys 1 home, prompts new evacuations

A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday, with evacuation orders for thousands of people as crews fought the blaze in triple-degree heat By The Associated Press August 2, 2020, 1:42 AM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEAUMONT, Calif. — A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday, […]

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Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods jump 7.3% in June

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a solid 7.3% in June, the second big monthly gain as manufacturing tries to climb out of a spring slump triggered by the coronavirus pandemic By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer July 27, 2020, 1:33 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

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Trump Signs Orders to Reduce Cost of Prescription Drugs

new video loaded: Trump Signs Orders to Reduce Cost of Prescription Drugs transcript Back bars 0:00/0:43 –0:43 transcript Trump Signs Orders to Reduce Cost of Prescription Drugs President Trump on Friday signed a series of executive orders intended to lower the cost of prescription drugs in the United States. For decades, our citizens have paid […]

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As He Woos Drugmakers on Virus, Trump Demands Drug Price Controls

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed a slate of executive orders on Friday targeting the high price of prescription drugs, including a still tentative plan to tie the price that Medicare pays for some drugs to the low prices that foreign countries pay. The orders, which alone cannot change policy, recall pledges Mr. Trump made as […]

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Hollywood production craters as coronavirus halts most filming

Movie and TV production screeched to a halt last quarter as stay-at-home orders brought filming to a standstill in Tinseltown, according to a new report. Unsurprisingly, production in Los Angeles plummeted 97.8 percent, to just 194 shooting days, compared with the April to June year-ago period, a FilmLA study said. The stark report, which called […]

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Finding jobs around Chicago will be tough even as economy reopens, experts say

A server at Poor Phil’s in Oak Park takes orders for patio dining, as Illinois’ coronavirus shutdown rules have begun to be eased. But will jobs return, too? | Tyler LaRiviere / Sun-Times ‘There are a lot of jobs that are basically on life support right now,’ outplacement firm exec Andrew Challenger says. ‘If the […]

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The Latest: 10 resign from SWAT team amid safety concerns

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Ten members of a South Florida police department’s SWAT team […]

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The Latest: Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on tear gas

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. — Kentucky commission votes to remove Confederate statue from Capitol. ___ DALLAS — Dallas officials […]

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Hulu launches ‘Watch Party’ test to stream videos with friends

With millions of Americans still under quarantine orders, Hulu is introducing a way for subscribers to sit together on the couch — virtually — to stream TV shows and movies at the same time. Starting May 28, Hulu is beginning to test Watch Party, its first social feature that will let viewers watch titles together […]

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Coronavirus pandemic gives consumers a break from robocalls

Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper. Robocalls. Industry experts say robocalls are way down — scam calls as well as nagging from your credit-card company to pay your bill. The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted millions of job losses, and scammers have not […]

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McDonald’s Details What Dining In Will Look Like

Clean the digital kiosks each time a customer orders. Place “closed” signs on certain tables to promote social-distancing. Scrub the bathrooms every half-hour. Those were among the instructions in a 59-page guide that McDonald’s recently distributed to franchisees outlining procedures for safely reopening the fast-food chain’s dining rooms across the country. The guide — titled […]

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G.O.P. Defiance of Pennsylvania’s Lockdown Has 2020 Implications

It was a stunning rebuke by a governor. As resistance to lockdown orders flares around the country, often with a partisan overtone, Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, a Democrat, reached for a military metaphor to accuse Republican officials of desertion in the battle against the pandemic. “To those politicians who decide to cave in to […]

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Elon Musk becomes champion of defying virus stay-home orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has emerged as a champion of defying stay-home orders intended to stop the coronavirus from spreading, picking up support — as well as critics — on social media. Among the supporters was President Donald Trump, who on Tuesday morning tweeted that Tesla’s San Francisco Bay Area factory should be allowed to […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: New Clusters Across Asia Show Fleeting Face of Victory

As a small number of new cases emerge in Wuhan, the city orders tests for all residents. Image Bike riding near Zhongshan Park in Wuhan last month. The new virus cases are the first in the city since early April.Credit…Getty Images The city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus emerged late last year, has ordered that […]

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‘Hard to be home’: Real house arrest veterans mull isolation

ARLINGTON, Va. — States have called them stay-at-home orders or shelter-in-place orders. People are calling it isolating or quarantine. But now that many Americans are entering a second month of being in their homes and away from people, some think stronger words are more appropriate: like lockdown. Or house arrest. Being told to stay home […]

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US factory orders hit a record low in March

New orders for US-made goods suffered a record decline in March and could sink further as disruptions from the novel coronavirus fracture supply chains and depress exports. The report from the Commerce Department on Monday was the latest in a series of increasingly bleak economic data. It also bolstered analysts’ views that the economy would […]

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Christopher Meloni’s Jaw-Dropping “Hibernation” Transformation | E! News

The "Law & Order SVU" star is giving himself a makeover amid stay-at-home orders. Take a look at Christopher Meloni’s jaw-dropping "hibernation" transformation here! #ChristopherMeloni #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports and […]

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Protests mark growing unrest with California stay-home order

Californians weary of stay-at-home orders that have left millions unemployed staged displays of defiance Friday, with hundreds of flag-waving protesters gathering at the Capitol and along a famed Southern California beach, while a sparsely populated county on the Oregon border allowed diners back in restaurants and reopened other businesses. While much of the state’s population […]

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Feast to famine: Campaign Trail 2020 now the road less traveled

Manny’s Deli sits mostly empty other than carryout orders waiting to be picked up on Wednesday. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times The stay-at-home order put the brakes on much activity across Illinois – from bars and barber shops to baseball diamonds and beaches.  And as important as it all is to politicians, hand-shaking, door-knocking and glad-handing for […]

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Activist apologizes after refusing to leave playground

An anti-vaccine activist who was arrested in Idaho after she repeatedly refused orders by police to leave a playground that had been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic has apologized to the police officer By The Associated Press April 27, 2020, 12:05 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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US factory orders plunge 14.4% as economy grinds to halt

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods plunged 14.4% in March, a worse-than-expected performance that underscored the severe impact the coronavirus pandemic was having on the U.S. economy By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer April 24, 2020, 12:56 PM 1 min read 1 min read WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured […]

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Why Trump is encouraging the coronavirus lockdown protests

Across the country, people have been protesting the stay-at-home orders due to coronavirus. And who seems to be encouraging this? President Trump via Twitter. Chris Cillizza explains how we went from social distancing to thousand-people protests. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Fox News host defended anti-lockdown protesters carrying Confederate flags and falsely accused Michigan’s governor of […]

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Governors face tough decisions as coronavirus lockdowns set to expire by May 1

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Lockdown orders are set to expire by May 1 in nearly two dozen states even as new cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise, forcing governors across the country to decide whether to lift the orders or extend them. […]

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