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Ohio GOP sticks voters with $3 million bill after refusing to fund postage for mail-in ballots

Ohio Sec. of State Frank LaRose (Justin Merriman/Getty Images) One Republican legislator tested positive for COVID-19 hours before voting to reject the measure Igor Derysh September 16, 2020 6:05PM (UTC) Voters in Ohio will likely have to pay their own postage after a Republican-run budget board blocked the state's plan to cover the costs of…

The best streaming sticks and devices of 2020

The best streaming sticks and devices of 2020

UniCredit sticks to 2021 profit goal after better-than-expected Q2

MILAN, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Italy’s UniCredit confirmed next year’s earnings goal on Thursday after reporting a smaller-than-expected drop in second-quarter profit, as trading gains and cost cuts helped offset weakening revenues. UniCredit said net profit for the three months to June came in at 420 million euros ($499 million), down 77% from a year…

‘Warp Speed’ Group Sticks by End-of-Year Vaccine Timeline

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Leaders of Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the White House's team tasked with developing a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of this year, today told a US Senate Appropriations subcommittee it is on track to meet its goal. OWS brings together…

Trump sticks with favorable messaging as coronavirus anguish accumulate

President Donald Trump. | Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Even as coronavirus deaths mount and infections make inroads into the White House, President Donald Trump is maintaining his upbeat message about reopening the country and restarting the economy. Trump has branded the moment a “transition to greatness,” casting himself as a “wartime president” and Americans as warriors…

Nucor CEO sticks by dividend, predicts steel price bottom in second quarter

Nucor CEO Leon Topalian told CNBC's Jim Cramer Tuesday that the steel producer will continue paying dividends, despite falling steel prices and the cloudy predicament facing the U.S. economy.Topalian, who began leading the company as chief executive in January, said in a "Mad Money" interview that low-cost producers can find success and that Nucor will commit to…

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Australia shares set to open lower; New Zealand edges greater

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray(Reuters) - Australia shares on Monday ended at their lowest since the end of June, dragged lower by the so-called “Big Four” banks and major miners,…

Ginsburg death displaces violence in cities as dominant social media storyline

Ruth Bader Ginsburg-related social media interactions dwarfed all other topics this week — a departure from a run of weeks where, other than the coronavirus, violence in cities was the dominant storyline. The big picture: In just two days, there were 41 million interactions (likes, comments or shares) on stories about the late Supreme Court…

Drifting performance on river in Czech Republic provides convenience from Covid-19 tension

Spectators gathered for a floating concert on the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Numbers of coronavirus cases have spiked recently in the country, so the concert was a moment of peace in the capital Prague. The Epoque Orchestra performed alongside British violinist Daniel Hope.Sept. 20, 2020

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The Soundtrack for Fargo Season 4 Is a Perfect Match

Season 4 of FX's smash anthology series Fargo, based loosely on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic film of the same name, is primarily centered on a 1950 battle between crime syndicates. Given that setting, the season is full of era-appropriate music, featuring some classic jazz from Duke Ellington and others. We'll track every song…

Here’s What We Know About Season 2 of Utopia

If, a year ago, a television series suggested that somehow the SARS virus was introduced to China by a rogue American scientist—and that covert biological warfare raged between the superpowers—we all might have shrugged it off as good fictional fun. Amazon’s Utopia, based on the British Channel 4 series of the same name, turns epidemiological…

Here’s What Might Have actually Occurred if Darth Vader In Fact Got the Death Star Plans

The book has officially closed on the most recent Star Wars trilogy and the long-running Skywalker Saga, with fan opinion pretty divided on how it all ended. But certain corners of the fandom are still focused on Rogue One, the 2016 prequel to the very first Star Wars movie, and one of the only films…