Royal Caribbean extends North America and European cruise protocols

Royal Caribbean has extended its health protocols for both North America and European departures. North America protocols will be extended for sailings departing on or before September 30, 2022. In addition, European protocols have been extended for departures through June 30, 2022. The only notable adjustment to the previous health & safety requirements includes terminal … Read more

NBC Reportedly Offered to Merge With EA

NBCUniversal reportedly almost merged with Electronic Arts, Brian Roberts apparently proposed a proposal to combine the entertainment media company with the gaming giant. According to Puck, both NBCUniversal and EA’s lawyers and bankers negotiated for weeks about how a potential merger would take place. The general proposal reportedly had the Roberts family take control of … Read more

Russian Botnet Can Spam Social Media on ‘Massive Scale’

photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP (Getty Images) A new report claims that a subcontractor working for Russia’s intelligence service has a botnet capable of manipulating trends on social media platforms on a “massive scale.” The report, published Thursday by the cybersecurity firm Nisos, alleges that the Moscow-based firm 0day Technologies can spread disinformation at a frightening rate … Read more

Louisville-area pediatrician tried hiring hitman to kill ex-husband, DOJ says

A Louisville pediatrician has been arrested, accused of hiring someone to murder her ex-husband.According to the US Department of Justice, Stephanie Russell, 52, contacted someone she believed she was hiring to kill her former spouse May 15. The “hitman” was actually an FBI Undercover Employee, the DOJ said. They said Russell agreed to pay $7,000 … Read more

Russia claims to have full control of Mariupol as wives share last messages from Ukraine fighters: “Love you. Kiss you. Bye.”

Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war in Ukraine. The announcement came following a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead. There was no immediate confirmation from Ukraine. Russian … Read more

Texas TV Schedule: May 2022 (NASCAR)

NASCAR tv schedule for Texas Motor Speedway This weekend, NASCAR unloads in Fort Worth, Texas. It’s a triple-header race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Cup Series highlights the weekend with the All-Star race, paying $1,000,000 to win. View the NASCAR All-Star tv schedule below. All-Star RaceMenuTruck: Prac/Qual | raceXfinity Prac/Qual | raceCup: Prac … Read more

Spain monkeypox cases tally reaches 31, mostly linked to sauna

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MADRID/LISBON, May 20 (Reuters) – Health authorities in … Read more

China slashes interest rate as housing sales collapse

The People’s Bank of China cut its five-year loan prime rate (LPR) by 15 basis points to 4.45%, the second reduction this year and the largest on record. Most analysts had expected a cut of five basis points. China’s LPR is the rate at which commercial banks lend to their best customers. It serves as … Read more

Wall Street ends mixed after punishing week

A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Ross Stores plunges after cutting 2022 forecast S&P 500 +0.01%, Nasdaq -0.30%, Dow +0.03% May 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended … Read more