February 28, 2020

Coronavirus live updates: WHO raises global risk from ‘high’ to ‘very high’

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Countries around the world are scrambling to respond to the influx of new novel coronavirus cases outside of China. Here is how the situation is unfolding. (Please refresh for updates.) 3:24 p.m. ET -- Amazon tells employees not to travel Amazon halted all non-essential employee travel, including trips within the United States, due to novel coronavirus Friday. "We're asking employees to defer non-essential travel during this time," an Amazon spokesperson said in..
February 28, 2020

‘Unearthly’: Russian free diver Alexey Molchanov speaks out after record-breaking ice dive

Berenika_L/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Free diver Alexey Molchanov -- the son of famed Russian free diver Natalia Molchanova -- is no stranger to death-defying feats. He has held his breath under water for an eye-popping 8 minutes and 30 seconds (a far cry from the world record of 24 minutes!) and dove 426 feet into the ocean. So when he set his latest world record this week -- swimming an excruciating 181 meters (nearly 600 feet) under solid ice in the frigid waters of a quarry near Moscow -- it was one ..
February 28, 2020

Russia denies responsibility after strikes kill at least 33 Turkish troops in Syria

omersukrugoksu/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russia has denied it was responsible for airstrikes that killed dozens of Turkish soldiers on Thursday night in the Syrian province of Idlib, in an incident that has threatened to further escalate Syria’s civil war. NATO on Friday was holding an emergency meeting at Turkey’s request to discuss the situation in Idlib following the incident in which Turkish officials have said at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed and almost 40 wounded. The soldiers were in Idli..
February 28, 2020

Prince Harry jams with Jon Bon Jovi in one of his last events as a working royal

HANNAH MCKAY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images(LONDON) -- A member of British royalty, Prince Harry, got to meet a member of American rock royalty, Jon Bon Jovi, Friday when the two came together in support of Harry's Invictus Games. Harry visited London's famous Abbey Road Studios to meet Bon Jovi, who traveled to the U.K. to re-record his single "Unbroken" with the Invictus Games Choir. Harry, who served in the British Army, founded the Invictus games in 2014 as a Paralympic-style competiti..