Bitcoin’s 2021 earnings wiped out in stablecoin route

Bitcoin's 2021 earnings wiped out in stablecoin route

HONG KONG, May 12 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies extended their sell-off on Thursday, with Bitcoin falling to its lowest levels in 16 months as a stampede out of so-called stablecoins sent shockwaves around broader markets. The latest blow to Bitcoin and its smaller rival Ether , which has shed more than half its market value so … Read more

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms recurred after … Read more

Google’s second try at computer glasses translate conversations in real time

Google's second try at computer glasses translate conversations in real time

May 11 (Reuters) – The science fiction is harder to see in Google’s second try at glasses with a built-in computer. A decade after the debut of Google Glass, a nubby, sci-fi-looking pair of specs that filmed what wearers saw but raised concerns about privacy and received low marks for design, the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

EXCLUSIVE Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) is feuding with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD.N), a key supplier for its Starliner spacecraft, as the US aerospace giant races to test launch the uncrewed astronaut capsule and mend its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with the matter said. The CST-100 Starliner is scheduled for a … Read more

Shares drop, yields shoot up after US inflation data

Shares drop, yields shoot up after US inflation data

MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – World shares turned lower on Wednesday and bond yields shot up after US data showed inflation there slowed down less than expected last month, cementing expectations of aggressive rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. US futures turned negative after data showed US annual consumer price growth slowed to 8.3% in … Read more

Delaware State University, a historically Black college, says women’s lacrosse team was racially profiled during Georgia traffic stop

Delaware State University, a historically Black college, says women's lacrosse team was racially profiled during Georgia traffic stop

The team’s bus was headed north on I-95 in Liberty County on April 20 following a game in Florida when it was stopped “under the pretext of a minor traffic violation,” Delaware State University President Tony Allen said in a statement. Liberty County is on Georgia’s coast, south of Savannah. During the stop, sheriff’s deputies … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward … Read more

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its huge gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope … Read more

Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been thrown into lockdown. Egg-laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks as some US and European farmers temporarily keep flocks inside during lethal outbreaks of bird flu, according to egg … Read more

Minnesota hospitals report cases of sudden hepatitis in children

Minnesota hospitals report cases of sudden hepatitis in children

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A puzzling outbreak of a sudden liver disease in children has been confirmed in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed they are investigating several cases of hepatitis in children reported by hospital systems. M Health Fairview confirmed they have reported at least two cases of hepatitis from an unknown origin. … Read more