Fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes prepares to go on trial
Jury selection in the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes began Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the fallen Silicon Valley star now facing felony charges alleging she duped elite financial backers, customers and patients into believing that her startup was about to revolutionize medicine.
Mexico's richest man to rebuild, pay for collapsed subway
Mexico's richest man has pledged to rebuild and pay for a segment of a Mexico City subway line that collapsed on May, killing 26 people, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday. López Obrador said telecom and construction magnate Carlos Slim has promised to pay for the rebuilding out of his own pocket and have it back in service in a year. One of his companies had originally built much of the section where the collapse occurred.news.yahoo.com
Three of Mexico’s most powerful men have COVID-19
But in recent days, the creeping sense that the coronavirus is everywhere has been magnified by news that three of the nation’s most powerful men are now sick with COVID-19. AdvertisementThe country has recorded nearly 150,000 official COVID-19 deaths — the fourth-highest death toll in the world. He announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 late Sunday shortly after returning to Mexico City from a multistate tour, where over three days he held several meetings and attended two events. Local media cite unnamed sources within his administration who say López Obrador fell ill with flu-like symptoms on Saturday and was administered a COVID-19 test that day. Rivera was Mexico’s top Catholic leader before retiring in 2017.latimes.com
Stars pay tribute at Robert De Niro, Friars event
Stars pay tribute at Robert De Niro, Friars event The stars flocked to New York's Waldorf Astoria for a Friars Club event honoring Robert De Niro and Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim. De Niro received the club's Entertainment Icon Award while Slim was honored for his charitable efforts with the Friars Foundation Icon Award for Philanthropy. Sting, Larry King, Frankie Valli, Penny Marshall, Tony Bennett and Joe Jackson spoke to CBS News' Ken Lombardi about the prestigious honors given to De Niro and Slim.cbsnews.com