Nearly 60 percent of Virginia’s African-Americans want Gov. Northam to remain in office: poll

This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. (Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP) “He’s been a good governor, and he’s been good, as far as I know, to black people,” Butler said. In an interview Saturday, Northam said he wants to heal the wounds that some feel after the racist photo emerged. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity. … There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entre­pre­neur­ship,” he said. “And so this has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the …

New Pentagon report warns of Russian and Chinese laser threats to US satellites

(CNN)A new Pentagon report on threats in space warns that China and Russia are both developing capabilities to threaten the US’ preeminent position, including lasers that could target and destroy US satellites. They also house sensors involved in detecting enemy missile launches. The report comes as the Chinese government has been increasingly stepping up its space program, becoming the first nation to land a probe on the far side of the moon in January. The growth of China’s space capabilities and the need to help safeguard US satellites have been cited by the Trump administration as a reason why the US needs a Space Force. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has yet to respond to the new US report. Anti-satellite …

Teen Goes Against Anti-Vaxx Mom And Gets Vaccinated At School, Mom Has A Major Meltdown

Twipzi posted a conversation they had with their anti-vaxx mom after getting vaccinated at school in fear of suspension, and her meltdown seems ridiculous. “I’m a freshman in high school, and my mom never let get my vaccines in grade 7, which caused me to be suspended in grade 7 and 8,” they wrote. “This year, the kids who hadn’t gotten them were called down to get them, and I had missed 4 very important vaccines. I got them, and I was given a note to show my mom what I had gotten. When I told my mom, she got mad because I didn’t ask her, and she wasn’t given any heads up about it (she was given notice). She …

Woman stabbed to death ‘was caring sister’

‘A wonderful heart’ In a statement issued through police, Ms Mendes’ sister said: “My sister was lovely, always thinking about everyone but mostly her children. “She had a wonderful heart and there was no one else like her. She was a caring sister and worried about everyone. “She was always making sure everyone was OK.” A fundraising campaign has raised more than £26,000 to support Ms Mendes’ family and her children. Image caption Ms Mendes died at the roadside where she was attacked Appealing for witnesses to come forward, he asked anyone who had dashcam or helmet footage to review it in case they had anything to help police piece together a timeline of what happened. Related Topics Ewell Original …

Border Towns ‘Safer Than Any City Trump Has Lived,’ Says Texas Congressman

Donald Trump’s fake narrative that U.S. border towns are lawless frontiers, declaring that they’re in fact “safer than any city the president has ever lived in.” McAllen, Texas (population 145,000), in Gonzalez’s district didn’t have a single homicide last year, the congressman pointed out in an interview Saturday on MSNBC. He added: “I can assure you McAllen is safer than any city the president has ever lived in. It’s much safer than New York City, it’s much safer than Washington, D.C. I could walk around the middle of the night in the city of McAllen without a single threat … this campaign rhetoric that has continued for two years really needs to stop. People need to look at FBI stats and …

OakNorth raises $440 million from SoftBank and Clermont

British startup OakNorth has raised a $440 million funding round from SoftBank’s Vision Fund as well as the Clermont Group. The company is creating a digital bank and focuses on loans for small and medium enterprises and the technology behind those loans. Today’s funding round is the biggest funding round in a European fintech company. OakNorth has raised $848 million in primary funding since its creation. With this funding round, the company plans to double down on what it already does. The company can issue fast and flexible loans to businesses and property developers in the U.K. OakNorth uses big data and machine learning to assess the risks and monitor its portfolio. The company has lent more than $3.7 billion …

Broadcaster Warner Wolf arrested for damaging ‘racist’ sign

The sheriff’s office says Wolf long complained about his community’s name, Classics Plantation Estates. Deputies say surveillance video shows Wolf removing the letters Nov. 30. They say he gave the letters to a security guard, telling him to pass them to the property manager. Damage is estimated at $1,100. Wolf declined comment Saturday and his attorney didn’t immediately return a call. Wolf announced baseball, football, and the Olympics for ABC in the 1970s and did sportscasts in Washington, D.C., and New York.

Trumps plan to lower drug costs is a bait-and-switch that leaves seniors paying more.

Images Money / Flickr On Thursday, January 31, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) led by Secretary Alex Azar, announced a proposal that will have the biggest impact on the American healthcare system since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. The Trump Administration aims to lower drug prices for recipients of Medicare and other government programs by banning drug makers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefits middlemen known as PBMs. Ironically, Azar is the former president of Lilly USA, a pharmaceutical company that has been criticized for raising its prices. During his decade with Lilly, the company notoriously tripled the price of insulin. via Brookings Institution / Flickr Unfortunately for seniors, the new policy is a huge …

‘The Six Octave Man’ Astounds With His Range On ‘The World’s Best’

Dimash Kudaibergen, dubbed “ The 24-year-old singer said in his intro video that when his voice deepened as he got older, he was able to retain his high pitch. “If I closed my eyes, I would’ve thought there were at least eight to 10 people singing,” judge according to Entertainment Tonight. “One minute you’re Queen, and the next minute you’re Pavarotti, and I’m like, how is this all happening out of one person?” well known in his native Kazakhstan and has sung internationally, may have just broadened his fan base on Wednesday. RELATED COVERAGE 'The Miracle Violinist' Aces 'The World's Best' Premiere Magician Shin Lim Is Even More Mind-Blowing On 'America's Got Talent: Champions' Susan Boyle Competes Again On 'Got …

Assault Accusation And Blackface Scandal Entangle Virginia’s Top 3 Elected Officials

With Gov. Ralph Northam’s career already hanging by a thread over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, the day’s developments threatened to take down all three of Virginia’s top elected officials, all of them Democrats. Herring — who had previously called on Northam to resign and was planning to run for governor himself in 2021 — apologized for his “callous” behavior and said that the days ahead “will make it clear whether I can or should continue to serve.” AP Photo/Steve Helber In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 file photo, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring takes the oath of office during inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Herring, admitted Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, to putting …

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Jeff Koons artworks go on display

Who is Jeff Koons? Koons became widely recognised for contemporary sculptures after a solo exhibition in 1980. He is best known for his stainless steel sculptures of balloon animals, as well as using ready-made and found objects in his work. His art has been shown in major galleries throughout the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. His giant floral sculpture Puppy is permanently installed outside the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. He honours include the French Légion d’Honneur and the US State Department’s Medal of the Arts. Image copyright Jeff Koons Image caption A reflective glass sphere is displayed on top of a replica of Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault Asked …

Why Spotify is betting big on podcasting

Podcasting revenues hit $314 million in 2017, according to a third-party survey released last summer. It’s a large number for what’s been historically regarded as a niche and difficult to monetize medium, but still pales in comparison to the additional $400-$500 million Spotify says it’s willing to spend on the space this year alone. Two major acquisitions announced early today already comprise a massive commitment to the category. The purchase of Gimlet was reported to have made up nearly half that figure, at $230 million. While no number has been revealed for the purchase of Anchor, Spotify no doubt paid a pretty penny for the buzzy creation/distribution platform, which has raised $14.4 million to date. What, then, makes Spotify so …

Germany Orders Crackdown On Facebook’s Data Collection Practices

Facebook said it would appeal the landmark ruling on Thursday by the Federal Cartel Office, the culmination of a three-year probe, saying the watchdog underestimated the competition it faced and undermined Europe-wide privacy rules that took effect last year. The findings follow fierce scrutiny of Facebook over a series of privacy lapses, including the leak of data on tens of millions of Facebook users, as well as the extensive use of targeted ads by foreign powers seeking to influence elections in the United States. That includes tracking visitors to websites with an embedded Facebook ‘like’ or share button – and pages where it observes people even though there is no obvious sign the social network is present. Wolfgang Rattay / …