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  • Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas
    Hurricane_hanna_hits_texas 2020-07-26 01:24:52 UTC
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coro...

  • A Look at Comet Neowise
    A_look_at_comet_neowise 2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC
    LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain. On a recent weeken...

  • GOP Senators Struggle with $600 Weekly Unemployment Boost
    Republican_senators_struggle_with__600_weekly_unemployment_boost 2020-07-23 02:04:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement late Wednesday for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package, but deep disagreements over the scope of the $1 trillion in federal aid have forced a shift in strategy. Facing a GOP revolt, Senate M...

  • UK Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Results
    Uk_covid-19_vaccine_shows_promising_results 2020-07-20 19:18:54 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of w...

  • 17 People Fatally Shot: Chicago’s Deadliest Weekend Since 2015
    17_people_fatally_shot-_chicago%e2%80%99s_deadliest_weekend_since_2015 2020-07-07 00:18:22 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence...

  • Coronavirus Could Be Spread by Tiny Particles in the Air
    Coronavirus_could_be_spread_by_tiny_particles_in_the_air_ 2020-07-06 19:27:19 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report that suggested its advice on the novel coronavirus needs updating, after some scientists told the New York Times there was evidence the virus could be spread by tiny particles in the air. The WHO says the COVID-19 dis...

  • 41-Year-Old Nick Cordero, Broadway Actor, Dies After Battle With COVID-19
    41-year-old_nick_cordero__broadway_actor__dies_after_battle_with_covid-19 2020-07-06 02:52:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41. ...

  • Facebook: White Nationalist Groups Attacks on 'Black Lives Matter'
    Facebook-_white_nationalist_groups_attacks_on_black_lives_matter 2020-07-06 02:22:28 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the...

  • U.S. Couple Arrested After Pointing Gun at Black Family
    U.s._couple_arrested_after_pointing_gun_at_black_family 2020-07-03 00:14:07 UTC
    DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan, authorities said Thursday. Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, were charged Th...

  • DACA: Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Effort to End Legal Protections for 650,000 Young Immigrants
    Daca-_supreme_court_rejects_trump%e2%80%99s_effort_to_end_legal_protections_for_650_000_young_ 2020-06-18 14:33:50 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump&rsquo;s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign.</p><p>For now, those immigrants retain their protection from d...

  • Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    Black_lives_matter_-_the_moment_to_change_the_world_is_right_now 2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public healt...

  • Trump Wanted to Deploy 10,000 Troops for Challenging Protesters
    Trump_wanted_to_deploy_10_000_troops_for_challenging_protesters 2020-06-07 04:13:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI’s Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans changed with an unexpected call to divert immediately. Go the White House. President Donald Trump wanted a briefing fro...

  • Black Lives Matter: More Protesters Pour Into Streets
    Black_lives_matter-_more_protesters_pour_into_streets 2020-06-07 04:12:49 UTC
    RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — Washington prepared for what was expected to be the city’s largest demonstration yet against police brutality. Military vehicles and officers in fatigues closed off much of downtown Washington to traffic ahead of the planned march, which was expected to attract up to 200,0...

  • 'I Can't Breathe': US Protesters Stage Fiery Clash With Police
    I_can_not_breathe_protesters_stage_fiery_clash_with_police 2020-05-31 02:13:33 UTC
    <p>In cities across the United States, protesters angered over the killing of George Floyd faced off against heavily-armed officers, with some smashing police cars, ransacking businesses and setting fires that smoldered through the night.</p><p>Fears of another cycle of violence were palpable on ...

  • Surviving COVID-19 May Result in Immunity from Reinfection
    Surviving_covid-19_may_result_in_immunity_from_reinfection 2020-05-20 20:35:31 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign that vaccines under development may succeed, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. Although scientists ha...

  • US Announces COVID-19 Vaccine with Encouraging Results
    U.s._announces_covid-19_vaccine_with_encouraging_results 2020-05-18 18:31:14 UTC
    WASHINGTON — An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday. Study volunteers given either a low or medium dose of the vaccine by Cambr...

  • Study: COVID-19 Death Toll in U.S. Worse Than Official Tally
    Study-_covid-19_death_toll_in_u.s._worse_than_official_tally 2020-05-11 23:58:15 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the tally kept by the city and state, according to an analysis released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between March 11 and May 2, about 24,000 more people ...

  • U.S. Trails Far Behind Europe in Social Safety Response to COVID-19
    U.s._trails_far_behind_europe_in_social_safety_response_to_covid-19 2020-05-10 17:17:07 UTC
    The coronavirus pandemic is straining social safety nets across the globe — and underlining sharp differences in approach between wealthy societies such as the United States and Europe. In Europe, the collapse in business activity is triggering wage support programs that are keeping millions ...

  • Father and Son Arrested in Murder Investigation of Ahmaud Arbery
    Father_and_son_arrested_in_murder_investigation_of_ahmaud_arbery 2020-05-09 16:31:43 UTC
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was shot to death while jogging on a Sunday afternoon, Georgia investigators concluded that the facts show enough evidence to jail a white father and son on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault. The investigation by local ...

  • A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    A_new_coronavirus_vaccine_works_in_monkeys 2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC
    REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...

  • UK Coronavirus Death Toll Is the Second-Highest Worldwide Behind U.S.
    Uk_coronavirus_death_toll_is_the_second-highest_worldwide_behind_u.s. 2020-05-05 19:11:55 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, figures released on Tuesday showed. The high death toll could increase political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who waited longer than o...

  • COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
    Covid-19-_people_roll_up_their_sleeves_to_be_injected_with_vaccines 2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are...

  • UK to Start System to Trace COVID-19 Contacts
    Uk_to_start_system_to_trace_covid-19_contacts 2020-05-03 23:55:24 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will trial a new coronavirus tracing programme next week on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Sunday as the government looks at how to minimise the risk of a second wave of infection. Suffering one of the w...

  • Juliet Was Fighting For Her Life: 'I Died and Came Back'
    Juliet_was_fighting_for_her_life-_'i_died_and_came_back' 2020-05-01 18:27:28 UTC
    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married ...

  • New Drug: Scientists Announce Effective Treatment Against COVID-19
    New_drug-_scientists_announce_effective_treatment_against_coronavirus 2020-05-01 01:28:20 UTC
    Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. governmen...