Disney shares jump as Disney+ subscriptions pass 50 million

Apr 8, 2020

A scene from “The Mandalorian,” an original Star Wars TV series that will stream on Disney+.Source: DisneyDisney announced on Wednesday that Disney+, its new video service, now has more than 50 million subscribers. That’s almost twice as many as Disney reported on February 4, when it said in its Q1 earnings that Disney+ reached 26.5… […]

Stock futures point to losses after Wednesday’s rally

Apr 8, 2020

Stock futures were little changed in overnight trading, pointing to a relatively flat open on Thursday. The Dow was set to gain 60 points, while the S&P 500 was slated for a 0.15% rise. The Nasdaq-100 was unchanged.Stocks surged on Wednesday, with the major averages spending the entire session in the green, fueled in part by… […]

Robert F. Kennedy’s great-grandson Gideon McKean found by divers off Maryland

Apr 8, 2020

(CNN)Divers found the body of 8-year-old Gideon McKean, a great-grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, on Wednesday afternoon, police said.They discovered the boy’s body in 25 feet of water and 2.3 miles south of his grandmother’s residence in Shady Side, Maryland, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said. He was found about 2,000 feet from where authorities… […]

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire

Apr 8, 2020

Image copyright EPA Image caption The UN had called on both sides to end fighting and ramp up efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak A Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen has declared a ceasefire, according to officials. Sources told the BBC the ceasefire will come into effect on Thursday in support of… […]

WHO defends coronavirus response after Trump criticism

Apr 8, 2020

(CNN)The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday defended the organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, at one point directly responding to criticisms leveled by President Donald Trump.The organization’s initial response to the outbreak has been increasingly scrutinized as global cases soar over 1 million. Trump on Tuesday threatened to pull US funding for… […]

France’s Macron ‘refuses to see WHO locked into U.S.-China war’: Elysee

Apr 8, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron takes part in a video conference with World Health Organization (WHO) general director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France April 8, 2020. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERSPARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron offered his full support to the World Health Organization (WHO) in a call with its… […]

Tom Brady reviews Rob Gronkowski’s ‘amazing’ penis

Apr 8, 2020

April 8, 2020 | 4:38pm | Updated April 8, 2020 | 5:44pm Tom Brady saw plenty in the locker room during his 20 years with the Patriots, including Rob Gronkowski’s you know what. Discussing the former tight end’s “great physique” Wednesday in an extensive interview with Howard Stern, Brady recalled how Gronkowski “would get naked”… […]

Amid Divisions, European Finance Ministers Fail To Reach Coronavirus Support Deal

Apr 8, 2020

In Paris, French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire (left) speaks on the phone with his German counterpart as his advisor Juliette Oury (center) and cabinet deputy director Thomas Revial (second right) and French Treasury director Odile Renaud-Basso attend, during a break in a videoconference meeting of European Union finance ministers to discuss coronavirus… […]

John Prine, One of America’s Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73 | RS News 4/8/20

Apr 8, 2020

John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone.Get the full… […]

New data suggest coronavirus death toll may not be as high as feared

Apr 8, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks April 7 at the White House. (Associated Press)Public health experts say information about the spread of the novel coronavirus through Texas and Florida in coming days could be crucial in predicting how many Americans are likely to die from the pandemic.The apparent effects of social distancing… […]

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