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Fact-checking Tom Cotton’s claims about the coronavirus

Fact-checking Tom Cotton’s claims about the coronavirus

Over the weekend, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton came under fire for a series of comments and tweets on the coronavirus. On Fox News Sunday morning, Cotton suggested the virus did not originate in an animal market as the Chinese government has claimed, but perhaps from another source, such as an infectious disease research lab nearby.…MORE

READ: Boy Scouts of America’s open letter to victims of child abuse

READ: Boy Scouts of America’s open letter to victims of child abuse

In an open letter to victims, Jim Turley, the national chair of Boy Scouts of America, said the organization filed for bankruptcy to make sure all the victims of abuse were fairly compensated. This is a full text of his letter: Any incident of child abuse is one too many. As a father, a former…MORE

Paul Pogba isn’t a ‘prisoner’ of Manchester United, says agent Mino Raiola

Paul Pogba isn’t a ‘prisoner’ of Manchester United, says agent Mino Raiola

Paul Pogba is not the “property” of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the French star’s agent said in a combative social media post Monday. Mino Raiola hit out at Solskjaer after the Norwegian said in a pre-game news conference that “Paul is our player, not Mino’s.” Raiola, agent to some of the world’s best…MORE

Roger Stone judge to discuss case in court amid sentencing chaos

Roger Stone judge to discuss case in court amid sentencing chaos

Judge Amy Berman Jackson will hear Tuesday from Roger Stone’s defense team and the Justice Department after a tumultuous week that saw President Donald Trump suggest she is biased and several prosecutors quit his case after Justice Department leadership rescinded their initial recommended sentence of up to nine years in prison. Stone is still scheduled…MORE

Medieval ‘Black Death’ mass grave uncovered in the English countryside

Medieval ‘Black Death’ mass grave uncovered in the English countryside

The sweeping scourge of the Black Death in 14th century England was so great it forced city-dwelling victims out to countryside hospitals, based on the tragic findings in a mass grave in Lincolnshire, England. The remains of 48 people, including 21 children, were found at a previously unknown Black Death mass grave site at Thornton…MORE

Skeleton found in cave could reveal Neanderthal death rites

Skeleton found in cave could reveal Neanderthal death rites

Around 70,000 years ago, a Neanderthal was laid to rest in Shanidar Cave. Excavations in recent years have slowly revealed its entire upper body, including a lower back, the clenched bones of a right hand and the left hand almost acting as a pillow beneath the skull. It’s the first discovery of its kind in…MORE