Archive for July 21st, 2021

1st U.S. Athlete Set To Compete In Olympics Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Japan | | July 21 2021, 8:40 PM

USA Volleyball said an athlete has tested positive for the coronavirus. The case is widely reported to be men's beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb.

Tokyo Reports Its Highest COVID-19 Numbers Since January As First Olympic Games Start | | July 21 2021, 3:00 PM

"There is an urgent need to prepare crisis management systems for hospital care," the the Tokyo Metropolitan Government says.

UNC Becomes The First School To Organize Group Endorsement Deals For Its Players | | July 21 2021, 3:00 PM

As college athletes nationwide rush to ink individual sponsorship deals under a new NCAA policy, North Carolina is the first to say it will license players in groups alongside school trademarks.

State Attorneys General Reach A $26 Billion National Opioid Settlement

US & World | | July 21 2021, 2:00 PM

Payouts will be spread over the next 18 years, with much of the funding going to help communities struggling with high rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths.

Worried About Breakthrough COVID Cases? Here's What To Know

Health | | July 21 2021, 1:40 PM

Fully vaccinated Olympic athletes and members of Congress have tested positive for the virus. Should you be worried? How common are breakthrough infections, and are they rising?

Pelosi Rejects 2 GOP Nominees For The Jan. 6 Panel, Citing The Integrity Of The Probe

Politics | | July 21 2021, 1:00 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks could not serve on the select committee. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to pull all five of his members in response.

Athletes At The Tokyo Olympics Are Being Given Condoms, And Warnings Not To Use Them

Health | | July 21 2021, 12:40 PM

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics ordered 160,000 condoms to be handed out to athletes in the Olympic Village. Under COVID-19 protocols, athletes are technically banned from using them.

Frito-Lay Workers Are In the 3rd Week Of A Strike Over Wages And Working Conditions | | July 21 2021, 12:40 PM

As employees enter a new round of negotiations, they are calling for the public to resist the urge to indulge in Doritos and Cheetos until a new deal that includes less forced overtime is reached.

Maria Taylor Is Leaving ESPN After A Colleague's Remarks About Race Went Public | | July 21 2021, 12:00 PM

The sports network announced Wednesday that it was unable to reach agreement on a contract extension for Taylor. Her final appearance for the network was Tuesday night's NBA Finals telecast.

Men's Spending Habits Result In More Carbon Emissions Than Women's, A Study Finds

Environment & Science | | July 21 2021, 12:00 PM

Men spend their money on greenhouse gas-emitting goods and services, such as meat and fuel, at a much higher rate than women, Swedish researchers found.

2 Australian States Say Their Sharks Will No Longer 'Attack.' They Will Only 'Bite' | | July 21 2021, 11:40 AM

Shark Week may never be the same: Two Australian states-- Queensland and New South Wales — have softened their tone when it comes to the language of reporting shark attacks.

A Women's Beach Handball Team Is Fined For Not Wanting To Wear Bikini Bottoms | | July 21 2021, 11:20 AM

Athletes on the Norwegian women's beach handball team are being punished for wearing shorts, facing fines over "a case of improper clothing."

Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Faces 1st Test Vote In Senate

Politics | | July 21 2021, 4:20 AM

The fate of the bipartisan infrastructure package remains unclear as Republicans say they'll withhold their support on a procedural vote if the bill isn't finalized.

Contraception Is Free To Women, Except When It's Not

Health | | July 21 2021, 4:20 AM

The Affordable Care Act requires most insurers to cover a comprehensive list of FDA-approved birth control methods at no cost. But insurers often make it hard for women to get the products they want.

President Biden Wants To Make It Easier For You To Get Your Broken Smartphone Fixed

Politics | | July 21 2021, 4:00 AM

When it comes to repairing an iPhone, people don't have many options beyond the manufacturer. The same is true for other chip-run devices. A new executive order seeks to expand consumers' choices.

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