Pfizer study says updated COVID boosters increase protection

Pfizer study says updated COVID boosters increase protection

Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 booster significantly boosted adults’ virus-fighting antibodies, the company said Friday, releasing early results from a rigorous study of the new shots. Booster doses adjusted to target the most common omicron strain rolled out in early Septemberand the Food and Drug Administration said the latest data should spur more Americans to get one … Read more

The best bars to watch the FIFA World Cup in New York City

The best bars to watch the FIFA World Cup in New York City

Yes, there is an eight hour time difference between Doha and New York City. And yes, some of the group games start at 5 Eastern Standard Time. But fans don’t let challenging time zones stop them from enjoying the world’s most popular sport, fueled by plenty of drinks and some addictive snacks. Plus, this year … Read more

This school took away smartphones. The kids don’t mind.

This school took away smartphones.  The kids don’t mind.

A boarding school conducts a social experiment: a smartphone ban for all students and faculty. Buxton School, a 57-student high school in Williamstown in northwestern Massachusetts, had always prided itself on its close-knit community, where family-style meals are eaten at round tables and students and teachers share duties. But as smartphones became ubiquitous, faculty members … Read more

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise, US government reports say

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise, US government reports say

NEW YORK (AP) – The number of deaths directly attributable to alcohol rose nearly 30% in the United States during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new government data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already said the total number of such deaths rose in 2020 and 2021. Two reports … Read more

Nike suspends partnership with Kyrie Irving after he shared anti-Semitic video

Nike suspends partnership with Kyrie Irving after he shared anti-Semitic video

Nike Inc. OF 5.96% suspended his relationship with Kyrie Irving and moved to distance himself from the basketball star after he was suspended by his team for being slow to reject anti-Semitism. Nike said Friday it was suspending its endorsement deal effective immediately and would no longer launch the Kyrie 8, one of its flagship … Read more

Painting stolen on Staten Island 50 years ago returned

Painting stolen on Staten Island 50 years ago returned

Call it a picture-perfect ending. A painting stolen from Staten Island’s historic Richmond Town decades ago has miraculously found its way home to the museum — more than half a century later. One morning in November 1970, a portrait of revolutionary figure Ann Totten—a prominent Staten Island local—was discovered missing along with other items after … Read more

Food and wine tours to France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain

Food and wine tours to France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain

When Colin and Jenoa Matthes left their home state of Utah to go on a world tour in 2019, they were drawn to the food scenes in places like France and Italy. “We really loved, especially the food of all these different countries … and how local and specialized they were in different regions … … Read more

Qualcomm’s longevity with Apple comes at a price

Qualcomm’s longevity with Apple comes at a price

Cristiano Amon is the CEO of Qualcomm. The company on Wednesday became the latest chipmaker to see its numbers hit by a rapidly weakening smartphone market. Photo: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News Updated November 3, 2022 at 4:52 PM ET Qualcomm QCOM -7.66% will keep Apple‘s AAPL -4.24% lucrative iPhone business for a while yet – … Read more

Peloton’s quarterly sales are down again, but losses are narrowing

Peloton’s quarterly sales are down again, but losses are narrowing

Peloton Interactive Inc. PTON 8.23% reported a steeper-than-expected 23% drop in quarterly sales, and executives said the company needs to stop burning cash before it can fully focus on growing the business. The maker of connected fitness equipment estimated sales for the current quarter, which includes the crucial Christmas season, could be about 37% lower … Read more

DNA detectives identify very ancient ‘vampire’ buried in Connecticut

DNA detectives identify very ancient ‘vampire’ buried in Connecticut

Scientists have identified an early 19th century “vampire” thanks to some cutting edge technology. The man’s remains were discovered in 1990 in Griswold, Connecticut. He was found with his arms in an X shape – a burial practice believed to prevent bloodsuckers from rising from the grave to feed on the living. Thanks to bioinformatic … Read more