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Global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 100 million

Global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 100 million

The world has now surpassed 100 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It’s a figure that seemed almost unimaginable 12 months ago, when the first case had only just been confirmed on US soil. A year later, the pandemic shows little sign of loosening its stranglehold on billions of people’s everyday lives. Cases continue to…MORE

Judge temporarily blocks Biden’s plan to halt deportations

Judge temporarily blocks Biden’s plan to halt deportations

A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s pause on deportations Tuesday, delivering a blow to one of the administration’s first immigration actions. The court order stems from a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenging the 100-day pause on deportations, which took effect Friday. The complaint cited in part an…MORE

These 7 Earth-size exoplanets named after beer may be incredibly similar

These 7 Earth-size exoplanets named after beer may be incredibly similar

Just 40 light-years from Earth is a planetary system that has intrigued scientists since its discovery in 2016. While some of the planets in this system will be observed by the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in October, researchers continue to uncover new details that make TRAPPIST-1 even more distinct. The planets,…MORE

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce ready to take on 2021

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce ready to take on 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Chamber of Commerce held a day-long summit on Tuesday at the Topeka Country Club. The Summit focused on issues and concerns important to the Kansas business community. Alan Cobb, Kansas Chamber President and CEO, said “What we are doing here today is having interaction with members and legislatures so…MORE

Blinken becomes Biden’s top diplomat after a friendship forged over decades

Blinken becomes Biden’s top diplomat after a friendship forged over decades

It was February 2008 when a snowstorm suddenly overwhelmed the flight path of two American helicopters, forcing them to make an unexpected landing on a mountaintop in Afghanistan. On board the aircrafts overlooking Taliban territory were Joe Biden and Antony Blinken, his then-top adviser on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with a few other…MORE

Biden confronts Putin over several issues in first call, White House says

Biden confronts Putin over several issues in first call, White House says

President Joe Biden held his first call Tuesday with his Russian counterpart, according to the White House, confronting President Vladimir Putin over a range of issues from a recent massive cyberattack to the suspected poisoning of the country’s leading opposition figure. The call, which occurred midday, amounted to Biden’s opening bid at diplomacy with one…MORE

Airbnb was ensnared in the Capitol Riot fallout. It somehow still came out on top

Airbnb was ensnared in the Capitol Riot fallout. It somehow still came out on top

Brian Chesky had some air mattresses, but not much more, in 2008 when the presidential election triggered an idea for his then-fledgling startup, Airbnb. To draw attention to their site, Chesky and his co-founders started selling politically themed cereals. There were Obama-os, “the breakfast of change,” and Captain McCains, “a maverick in every bite,” as…MORE

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