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Airlines and TSA report 96% drop in air travel as pandemic continues

Airlines and TSA report 96% drop in air travel as pandemic continues

The number of people traveling by plane has dropped by about 96% amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple metrics. On Wednesday, Transportation Security Administration officers screened just shy of 95,000 people at airport checkpoints, a dramatic drop from the 2.3 million who passed through on the equivalent day in 2019. The numbers are at…MORE

Melania Trump encourages face mask use with photo of herself

Melania Trump encourages face mask use with photo of herself

First lady Melania Trump shared a photo of herself wearing a cloth face mask in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first member of the Trump family to publicly don a face covering. “As the CDC studies the spread of #COVID-19, they recommend people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when social…MORE

‘Saturday Night Live’ is producing new original content remotely this weekend

‘Saturday Night Live’ is producing new original content remotely this weekend

Live from various homes, it’s Saturday night! After going dark because of the coronavirus pandemic, “Saturday Night Live” will be back this weekend with new original content that will be produced remotely, NBC said on Thursday. “SNL” will air in its normal time slot on Saturday at 11:30 PT ET. Original content will include “Weekend…MORE

The Top 10 women Joe Biden might choose as his VP

The Top 10 women Joe Biden might choose as his VP

Thursday marks Joe Biden‘s first official day as the de facto 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ decision to quit the race on Wednesday means the former vice president can now fully devote his time and energy to the general election against President Donald Trump. And one of the first big decisions Biden…MORE

Rebecca Black of ‘Friday’ fame says she is queer

Rebecca Black of ‘Friday’ fame says she is queer

Rebecca Black said she has “made a conscious decision to not, like, ‘come out.’” But that’s not stopping the singer, who became popular on YouTube as a teen, from talking about her sexuality. In a recent appearance on the “Dating Straight” podcast, Black talked to co-hosts Jack Dodge and Amy Ordman about her recent breakup…MORE

US expels more than 6,000 migrants using new pandemic rules

US expels more than 6,000 migrants using new pandemic rules

More than 6,000 migrants have been turned away at the US-Mexico border since new coronavirus border restrictions took effect, according to the latest US Customs and Border Protection data. Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan insisted Thursday that the new restrictions, which went into effect March 21, are “not about immigration.” “It’s purely about infectious disease…MORE

8 Capitol police test positive for coronavirus

8 Capitol police test positive for coronavirus

Eight US Capitol Police personnel have informed the department that they have tested positive for coronavirus in the past three weeks. “The health and well-being of USCP employees is the Department’s top priority,” spokeswoman Eva Malecki told CNN on Thursday. “We are implementing a number of proactive measures to respond to the pandemic.” The Capitol…MORE