Bitcoin hits a record breaking fresh high

Bitcoin prices ascended to a new record today, crossing $55,000 as the digital currency continued showing its impact with a rising trend. The digital currency continued gaining on Sunday, rising to a fresh high and extending a two-month rally that took its market capitalization above $1 trillion on Friday. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency rose […]

China hits back at allegations from U.S. of lack of transparency about coronavirus – National

China fired back at the U.S. on Sunday over allegations from the White House that Beijing withheld some information about the coronavirus outbreak from World Health Organization (WHO) investigators. In a statement on Saturday, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Washington had “deep concerns about the way in which the early findings of […]

Coronavirus: Global death toll hits 2M amid vaccine rollout – National

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Read more: WHO […]

As U.S. hits 20 million coronavirus cases, lawmakers call for action on vaccine plan – National

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on Friday urged the U.S. government to immediately enlist veterinarians, combat medics and others in an all-out national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccinations and slow a surging rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. The Utah Republican, who ran unsuccessfully for president as his party’s nominee in 2012, called for greater […]

Africa hits 2.5 million coronavirus cases as new variant detected in south – National

The total number of coronavirus cases in Africa crossed 2.5 million on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, as a second wave of infections hits the continent. Countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Mauritania, Ghana and Ivory Coast have seen a sharp rise in cases and are reporting near record levels […]

‘She just had a negative test’: COVID-19 hits family hard after expedited test at Calgary airport

An Alberta man is questioning the effectiveness of the Calgary airport’s expedited COVID-19 test pilot after a family member returned home and spread the virus to at least seven other people after an initial negative result. Last month, Gabe Kane’s sister, who currently lives with him and his family, took part in the YYC […]

Small plane hits SUV in dramatic video of highway emergency landing – National

Always check your blind spot. A Minnesota woman says she’s safe but still stunned after her SUV was struck by a small plane on the highway late Wednesday in a dramatic landing captured on video. The bizarre collision of land vehicle and aircraft occurred on Interstate 35W in Arden Hills, Minn., according to Minnesota […]

Trump hits back at Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, says he’s ‘a liability to Republican Party’ – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 17, 2020 12:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President Donald Trump pushed back Saturday at Sen. Ben Sasse on Twitter, calling the Nebraska senator “a liability to the Republican Party, […]

Harris hits back after Pence takes aim at criminal justice record during debate – National

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence took aim at Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, accusing her of not doing enough to enact criminal justice reform during her time in the U.S. Senate. Pence made the comments during Wednesday evening’s vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah. “It’s remarkable, that when Sen. Tim Scott tried to […]

Japan’s economic crisis hits new low amid coronavirus, setting test for next PM – National

Japan’s economy sank deeper into its worst postwar contraction in the second quarter as the coronavirus jolted businesses more than initially thought, underscoring the daunting task the new prime minister faces in averting a steeper recession. Other data put that challenge in perspective, with household spending and wages falling in July as the impact […]