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|Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows.' Scientists want to keep it that way.
Lockdowns and protective measures like the widespread wearing of face masks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have driven influenza infections to record lows, according to a new CDC study.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 2:22 PM
|Trump appointees not influencing coronavirus science, CDC chief promises
Testifying before Congress on Wednesday, Dr. Robert Redfield strongly disputed that the CDC’s scientific research has been influenced by political appointees attempting to bring those findings in line with President Trump’s views.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 2:14 PM
|‘He is doing his thing because he loves his wife’: Meet Kamala Harris’s husband Douglas Emhoff, who wants to be America’s first second husband
Democratic vice presidential nominee is married with two stepchildren
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 6:41 AM
|Man, woman who died in California fires didn't evacuate because of 'erroneous information'
Fires ravaging California, Oregon and Washington have killed at least 34 people, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures and charred an area about the size of New Jersey.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 10:24 PM
|Driver launches car across drawbridge as it starts to rise, Michigan police say
A witness said the driver blew out all four of his tires.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 10:39 AM
|A Chinese virologist claimed the coronavirus was 'intentionally' released. Turns out, she works for a group led by Steve Bannon.
A strange paper claims China engineered and released the coronavirus. Its authors work for a group once led by the former Trump strategist Steve Bannon.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 11:02 AM
|Kremlin chafes at Navalny team taking suspected evidence
The Kremlin accused colleagues of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday of hampering a Russian investigation by taking items from his hotel room out of the country, including a water bottle the colleagues claimed had traces of the Soviet nerve agent that German authorities said was used to poison Navalny. Navalny's colleagues revealed Thursday that they removed the bottle and other items from the hotel room in Siberia and brought them to Germany as potential evidence. “Regrettably, what could have been evidence of poisoning was taken away,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 8:40 AM
|University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student apologizes for falsely claiming to be Black
The student has stepped down as a co-president of the school's graduate student union and a job as a teaching assistant.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 7:23 PM
|Seven dead, dozens infected after 'superspreader' wedding in rural US
A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus "superspreader" event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, renewing fear of the disease in the northeastern US state that had hoped the worst of the pandemic was behind it.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 2:31 AM
|NATO keeps France-Turkey probe under wraps as tempers flare
A NATO investigation into a naval standoff between French and Turkish ships in June has been rated too sensitive to discuss in public and does not apportion blame, as Paris and Ankara wage a war of words, diplomats have told Reuters. On June 10, a French frigate on a NATO mission tried to inspect a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship suspected of smuggling arms to Libya. France says the frigate was harassed by Turkish navy vessels escorting the cargo ship, and accuses Turkey of breaking a U.N. arms embargo.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 9:00 AM