San Francisco, Bay Area Counties Reinstate Mask Mandate - Regardless of Vaccination Status
2021-08-02 19:37:51 UTC
<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant.</p><p>The new mandate — which applie...
What Life is Like in Florida, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic
2021-08-02 17:39:00 UTC
Florida is now leading the U.S. in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients.
The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confi...
Belarus Runner Alleges Olympic Team Tried to Send Her Home
2021-08-02 03:26:19 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — A Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport.
An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was in danger in Belarus and would seek asyl...
Get Answers to Common Questions About Group Health Insurance
2021-07-31 19:06:05 UTC
Health insurance plays a pivotal role in protecting individuals and families against costs that are often incurred as a result of injury or sickness. However, most people in the US with health coverage obtain it from their employer or spouse’s employer. Group insurance makes a lot of sense for bu...
US Department of Justice: Treasury Department Must Provide Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress
2021-07-30 20:58:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records.
In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counse...
Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
2021-07-30 05:12:46 UTC
A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medic...
Crypto Market Boost Comes After Amazon Gets Serious About It
2021-07-24 21:33:48 UTC
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have suddenly surged after a tumultuous week for crypto traders.
The bitcoin price has added around 7% over the last 24 hours, while ethereum, Binance's BNB, Ripple's XRP and dogecoin have climbed between 5% and 10%—pushing the combined crypto market value up ...
Great COVID-19 Divergence: Managing an Equitable Recovery in Zimbabwe vs Canada
2021-07-23 07:04:33 UTC
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles.
Wood told Lola: If you get the va...
Crowds Clash with Police in Cities Across South Africa
2021-07-14 06:54:09 UTC
JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) - Crowds clashed with police and ransacked or set ablaze shopping malls in cities across South Africa on Tuesday, with dozens of people reported killed, as grievances unleashed by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years.
Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC
PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.”
Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philade...
Anti Vaccine Nurse Dies From Covid-19
2021-07-12 23:41:46 UTC
A young ER nurse who questioned the safety of vaccines has died of complications from COVID-19.
Olivia Guidry, from Lafayette in the US state of Louisiana, died after battling the virus in the intensive care unit for only days, friends say.
On July 8, the nurse's sister wrote on Facebook s...
Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC
A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become.
Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his bus...
Tropical Storm 'Elsa' Batters Caribbean Islands
2021-07-05 02:50:18 UTC
<p>HAVANA (AP) — Cuba evacuated 180,000 people amid fears Sunday that Tropical Storm Elsa could cause heavy flooding after battering several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.</p><p>The Cuban government opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of t...
U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two...
The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history.
Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons.
New Evidence Exposes Trump's Criminal Behavior While in Office
2021-06-12 19:49:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog launched an investigation Friday after revelations that former President Donald Trump’s administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks probe. Democrats called the seizures “har...
Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government.
Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him.
U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
2021-04-19 06:14:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99
2021-04-09 16:12:19 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.</p><p>His life spanned nearly a centur...
Police Chief Gives Damning Testimony in Chauvin Trial
2021-04-05 21:57:41 UTC
The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress.
Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once he was handcuffed behi...
Putin Tightens Grip on Power as Russia's Leader
2021-04-05 22:28:08 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year.
The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin’s previous term limits,...
Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused.
At his first official Whit...
US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance f...