Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says moments of silence wont solve gun violence

CNN — Following Sunday’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento, California, that left six people dead and a dozen injured, the head coach of one of the NBA’s most-watched teams has renewed his call for stronger gun control laws. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke about the Sacramento shooting during a news conference before … Read more

Social Security retirement age reaches 67. Some say it may go higher

Many Americans eagerly look forward to a time when they can stop working and officially set their status to “retired.” But when asked what age they anticipate that could be, there isn’t a consensus. The average age when people say they hope to retire is 62, according to one survey. That is also the age … Read more

Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other hotels crack down on human trafficking

Human trafficking generates about $150 billion a year globally in illegal profits, according to the International Labor Organization, and poses a complicated challenge for major hotel chains. In 2020 there were more than 10,000 reported cases of human trafficking in the US, with 72% of those related to sex trafficking, according to the National Human … Read more

Jussie Smollett: Brothers’ confession video shows how actor’s story unraveled

CNN — The brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were kept in Chicago Police detention for nearly two days after they were accused of attacking the “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in a homophobic and racist hate crime. In the 47th hour of that detention, in a small fluorescently lit room painted a bland white, the brothers … Read more

House is set to vote on a new retirement bill. What to know

shapecharge | E+ | Getty Images Legislation that would improve the retirement savings system for US workers may get a vote in the House of Representatives this week. The House could vote on the Securing a Strong Retirement Act, or Secure Act 2.0, as early as Tuesday. “By expanding automatic enrollment in employer provided retirement … Read more

Disney employee Oscar Isaac supports Disney LGBTQIA+ walkout

Ethan Hawke and Oscar IsaacPhoto: Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images for Disney) Disney has so thoroughly biffed it in their response to Florida’s anti-LGBTQIA+ “Don’t Say Gay” bill that the company’s employees are taking any opportunity to not only say “gay, but to also avoid work. The bill, which prevents teachers or instructors from discussing … Read more

Foreclosures are on the rise. Here’s what that says about the housing market

The foreclosure uptick indicates that the economic — and especially employment recovery — is not complete, an expert says. Getty Images In January there was a seven-fold increase in foreclosure starts as compared to December, with roughly 33,000 loans referred to foreclosure, according to a report from mortgage data and analytics company Black Knight. What’s … Read more

New Moderna mRNA Vaccines for HIV Start Clinical Trial

Vials of Moderna’s covid-19 vaccine, formally known as Spikevax.Photo: Thomas Lohnes (Getty Images) The next generation of potential vaccines for HIV are set to be tested in humans. This week, the US National Institutes of Health launched an early clinical trial that will track the safety of three experimental HIV vaccines, all being developed by … Read more