What’s the real story behind The Little Mermaid? – The Sun

NOTHING says Disney quite like a happy ending – but sadly the original stories don't always turn out as peachy in the end. One of the darkest fairytales is The Little Mermaid, which features suicide and murder. Hans Christian Andersen's 1837 story follows the 14-year-old mythical creature on her quest to find true love. The […]

What’s next for Titans, Vikings after COVID-19 outbreak

Like MLB, the NFL eschewed a bubble. So, like MLB, an inevitable outbreak has hit the NFL. The Tennessee Titans have closed their facility after eight team members (three players, five personnel) tested positive for COVID-19, the league announced Tuesday. A league source told ESPN that the Titans will not be allowed to re-enter their […]

Political poison: What’s going on in Guantanamo Bay?

President Trump intends to keep Guantanamo Bay open While once front and center of U.S. election campaigns, the politically noxious topic of the 19-year-old Guantanamo Bay prison has made little dent on this year's election cycle. Yet it still remains open, sparsely populated by alleged terrorists at a high cost to the American taxpayer. And even with the protracted […]

What's REALLY behind Britain's coronavirus testing fiasco?

What’s REALLY behind Britain’s testing fiasco? How over-stretched and ‘under-staffed’ laboratories designed to fight the pandemic are crippling the UK’s response Officials say laboratories don’t have the capacity to cope with rising demand Labs are averaging around 180,000 tests per day but getting overwhelmed This is despite the Department of Health claiming it has capacity […]

What’s in Senate Republicans’ pared-down relief bill

Senate Republicans unveiled a pared-down coronavirus relief on Tuesday, as they returned to Washington after the August recess. Negotiations over the next round of aid have been stalled for weeks on Capitol Hill and there is still little evidence of bipartisan progress.  On the Senate floor Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would consider […]