Even when they include them, gifted programs aren’t serving Black or low-income kids — ScienceDaily

After years of criticism for their lack of diversity, programs for high achievers may not be adequately serving their Black and low-income students, a new study shows. “The potential benefits aren’t equally distributed,” said lead author and University of Florida College of Education professor Christopher Redding, Ph.D., who evaluated data from gifted programs in elementary […]

Will US reach herd immunity soon? Some experts say it’s unlikely

Despite the Biden administration’s celebration of 100 million Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. may never reach the ultimate goal of herd immunity because 20 percent of Americans don’t want the shots and variants have pushed the immunity threshold above 70 percent of the population.  As of Monday, 31.6 percent of Americans are inoculated […]

Biden administration will send Covid vaccines directly to doctors in rural areas to boost shot rates

President Joe Biden is planning to announce Tuesday that coronavirus vaccines will be sent directly to rural areas in the hopes of getting more hospital employees and residents immunized. According to NPR, the Biden administration has created a hand-picked list of physicians enrolled in state vaccine systems who are based in ‘socially vulnerable’ communities. These […]

Children make up 20% of all new COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

Children accounted for more than 22 percent of all new COVID-19 cases identified in the U.S. last week – a near record high proportion over the course of the pandemic – a recent report reveals.    Despite cases among children spiking alongside school and business reopenings, the pediatric death toll remains low. Fewer than 500 American […]

New evidence links gut bacteria and neurodegenerative conditions — ScienceDaily

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS affect millions of adults, but scientists still do not know what causes these diseases, which poses a significant roadblock to developing treatments or preventative measures. Recent research suggests that people with these conditions exhibit changes in the bacterial composition of their digestive tract. However, given the vast […]

Mushkonjat e modifikuara gjenetikisht të lëshuara në natyrë

Kompania e bioteknologjisë Oxitec, pas dekadash thyerje të barrierave rregullatore, sapo ka lëshuar mushkonjat e saj të modifikuara gjenetikisht në Florida Keys. Eksperimenti, i cili është lirimi i parë i organizmave të hakuar gjenetikisht në një shkallë të madhe ekologjike në Shtetet e Bashkuara, është duke u zhvilluar. ndërsa vazhdon, Oxitec dhe komiteti lokal i […]

TSA will require masks on planes, buses and trains through September 13

Americans will have to keep wearing masks on all public transit including planes, trains and buses, the federal Transportation Security Authority (TSA) announced Friday.  The prior mandate, which applies to all public transportation, was set to expire in May.  Last week, officials said they were debating whether or not to reinstate a mask mandate on […]

Teacher at Miami school told fifth graders not to HUG vaccinated parents

A fifth-grade teacher at Centner Academy, a private school in Miami, told 10-year-old students not to hug their parents for more than five seconds if their parents were vaccinated.   The teacher also advised the students not to get the COVID-19 vaccine when available to them. The school’s co-founder, Leila Centner, told teachers that her academy would […]

US reports 32K new cases while Florida’s daily infection rate falls lower than Michigan’s OR NYC’s

Coronavirus cases and deaths across the United States have fallen to their lowest numbers since early fall. On Sunday, the U.S. recorded 32,065 new infections, which is the lowest figure since September 8, when 26,387 new cases were reported. Meanwhile, the seven-day rolling average of 57,221 is lowest number seen in one month, according to a […]

Wealthiest areas in Miami are 100% vaccinated compared to just a third in poor communities

Some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Miami are completely vaccinated against COVID-19 while poorer communities remain largely unprotected. In exclusive areas such as Fisher Island and Key Biscayne – where homes sell for more than $2 million – 100 percent of residents have received at least one dose, an analysis from the Miami Herald found. But […]

Boarding planes back-to-front DOUBLES Covid exposure risk because people more likely to ‘cluster’

Boarding planes back-to-front DOUBLES the risk that passengers will be exposed to Covid because people are more likely to ‘cluster’ while dealing with their baggage, study finds Major airlines adopted back-to-front boarding to minimize exposure between seated passengers and those entering the plane But a new study finds that boarding an airplane in this method […]

US vaccination sites closing down in at least seven states amid falling demand

At least seven vaccination sites across the U.S. are closing amid falling demand for COVID-19 shots.   A Kaiser Family Foundation report warned this week that the U.S. is approaching a ‘tipping point’: most people who were eager to get vaccinated already have been.  As of Friday, just shy of 42 percent of Americans – and […]

TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on public transportation

TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on planes, buses and other public transportation before rule ends next month An official told CNN that the TSA is consulting experts on whether to extend the federal mask  mandate for public transit  The three-month Biden administration order was issued in February and is set to expire next […]

Droplets containing urine and faeces from a flushing toilet stay in the air for up to 20 seconds

Tiny droplets which can harbour small pieces of urine, faeces, vomit and viruses float into the air at mouth-level after a toilet is flushed, a new study has warned. It shows that tens of thousands of particles are spewed into the air by a flush and can rise several feet above the ground.  Droplets were […]

A FIFTH of Americans aged 65 and older have still not gotten their Covid shots, CDC data show

A FIFTH of Americans aged 65 and older have still not gotten their Covid shots, CDC data show: Seniors feel unsafe at mass vaccination sites and struggle to get to inconvenient clinics CDC data show that 80.1% of adults aged 65 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, meaning one-fifth are still not […]

Study explores flushing power to test risk of COVID-19 transmission — ScienceDaily

Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet. A variety of pathogens are usually found in stagnant water as well as in urine, feces and vomit. When dispersed widely through aerosolization, these pathogens can cause Ebola, norovirus that results in violent […]

Neural plasticity depends on this long noncoding RNA’s journey from nucleus to synapse — ScienceDaily

Making memories involves more than seeing friends or taking photos. The brain constantly adapts to new information and stores memories by building connections among neurons, called synapses. How neurons do this — reaching out arm-like dendrites to communicate with other neurons — requires a ballet of genes, signaling molecules, cellular scaffolding and protein-building machinery. A […]

New study explains why you should look at your food before casting judgment — ScienceDaily

The order in which your senses interact with food has a tremendous impact on how much you like it. That’s the premise of a new study led by the University of South Florida (USF). The findings published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology show that food tastes better if you see it before smelling it. […]

Covid US: Cases continue to hover around 70k per day as 33 states report increases

The number of Americans being diagnosed with COVID-19 continues to hover around 70,000 a day amid fears reopening measures are fueling infections, and concerns that vaccinations are not being administered quickly enough to lower case numbers.   On Thursday, the U.S. recorded 74,289 new cases of COVID-19 with a seven-day rolling average of 70,484, which marks […]

Less than 0.01% of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have gone on to contract the disease

A small number of Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 later contracted the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These-so-called ‘breakthrough cases’ occur when people test positive for the virus at least 14 days after receiving their final dose of the vaccine, and which officials say is not […]

Practicing ‘mindfulness’ in summer camp benefits campers and counselors alike — ScienceDaily

With summer around the corner, a project shows how implementing an evidence-based mindfulness program in a summer camp setting decreases emotional distress in school age children and empowers campers and counselors alike — enhancing camper-counselor relationships. Mindfulness — a state of consciousness that fosters awareness — has the potential to help regulate emotions and behaviors. […]

CDC director says Michigan needs to shut down AGAIN amid rising coronavirus cases

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Michigan needs to ‘close things down’ in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases. In the last month, new infections have exploded from an average of about 2,000 per day to more than 6,000 per day, an xx percent increase. During a […]

Arizona drops all COVID restrictions and opens vaccines to people 16 and up

Arizona is dropping all of its remaining restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 and opening vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older, Governor Doug Ducey said.  ‘In Arizona, we never did a shutdown, so it’s impossible to have a grand reopening,’ he said.  ‘Instead, we are continuing to take reasonable, safe and sensible […]

New tablet promises to prevent AND treat crippling migraines

One of those involved in the rimegepant trials, Darlene LeBlanc, 63, describes how the drug was the first treatment she’d tried in over 40 years that worked well for her debilitating symptoms For almost three decades, Jennifer Farrington’s life had been dominated by migraines so bad that the GP had to go on sick leave […]

Covid variants will make vaccines ineffective within ONE YEAR, 66% of disease experts believe

Two-thirds of disease experts believe coronavirus variants will render vaccines ineffective within one year, a new survey finds. Conducted by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, about 66 percent of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists say they think that within 12 months, the virus will mutate to such a degree that first-generation vaccines will be useless […]

Is Florida’s Covid death toll an undercount?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis often boasts that his state has fared better than most amid the pandemic, despite staying open for business and remaining without a mask mandate.  But the state’s relatively low per capita death toll may be higher than the official figures.  A recent study suggested that the state saw more than 19,000 […]

Study estimates 67% of cases between December and February were linked to UK variant

About two-thirds of all U.S. coronavirus cases identified over the past three months may be linked to the variant first identified in the UK, a new study suggests. There are at least 11,569 cases of the strain, known as B 1.1.7, in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  But […]

Biden’s Covid chief says states reopening are ‘playing with fire’

U.S. governors are ‘playing with fire’ if they reopen their states too soon, warned President Biden’s senior coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt on Tuesday.  Average daily coronavirus infections are up by 12 percent compared to last week, rising to more than 67,000 new cases every 24 hours, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins University […]

Doctor warns US is ‘walking into the mouth of this virus monster’ as UK variant becomes dominant

As the coronavirus variant first identified in the UK becomes dominant in the U.S., doctors are warning that a fourth wave could be imminent.   There are at least 11,569 cases of the strain, known as B 1.1.7, in 49 of the 50 states and the Distinct of Columbia., according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Average daily Covid deaths in the US fall below 1,000 for the first time in nearly five MONTHS

The seven-day rolling average of daily COVID-19 deaths fell below 1,000 for the first time in nearly five months on Wednesday, a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows.  It comes after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr Rochelle Walensky said Monday she was ‘scared’ and had ‘a feeling of impending […]

US is seeing 4% more Covid cases a day compared to last week

After weeks of encouraging declines, coronavirus cases in the U.S. are on the rise again, with the average number of daily infections rising to nearly 57,000 on Wednesday – four percent higher than they were a week earlier, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

Transwoman forced to have testicle removed after years of tucking

A transgender woman needed to have one of her testicles removed because of her habit of ‘tucking’ – made famous through hit TV show Ru Paul’s Drag Race. The unidentified 24-year-old, from the Philippines, had not yet undergone full gender reassignment surgery. The avid cross-dresser pushed her testicles back into her stomach four times a […]

Fauci says the US government will not require Americans to use ‘vaccine passports’

Dr Anthony Fauci has said the U.S. government will not require Americans who are immunized against COVID-19 to use so-called ‘vaccine passports.’ The idea behind these passports is that they would offer proof of vaccination so that people could perform daily tasks such as eat in restaurants, travel, shop and so on. But they have […]

Experts warn against laminating your vaccine card just yet

Why you should not laminate your vaccine card just yet: Experts warn you may need to add booster shot information and the plastic coating prevents errors from being fixed Stores like Staples and Office Deport have offered to laminate CDC vaccination cards for free  Health experts say Americans don’t need to have their cards laminated and […]

Former FDA commissioner says the US is NOT in the fourth wave of Covid 

America’s dreaded ‘fourth wave’ of coronavirus is never going to come, a former chief U.S. regulator predicts.  ‘There’s enough immunity in the population that you’re not going to see a true fourth wave of infection,’ Dr Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner told CBS Face the Nation.  The U.S. is now seeing […]

A quick morning reflection could make you a better leader — even if you’re not the boss — ScienceDaily

Starting your day by thinking about what kind of leader you want to be can make you more effective at work, a new study finds. “It’s as simple as taking a few moments in the morning while you’re drinking your coffee to reflect on who you want to be as a leader,” said Remy Jennings, […]

UK ‘super covid’ has spread to EVERY US state as expert warns CDC needs to ramp up genome sequencing

The coronavirus variant that was first identified in the UK has now spread to every single state in the U.S. As of Tuesday, Oklahoma became the final state to confirm infections linked to the strain, known as B 1.1.7. There are currently at least 15,511 cases of the variant across the country, including in the […]

Mutations to Dyrk1a gene lead to brain undergrowth; an existing drug rescues the condition in newborn mice — ScienceDaily

Damage to the autism-associated gene Dyrk1a, sets off a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains, resulting in abnormal growth-factor signaling, undergrowth of neurons, smaller-than-average brain size, and, eventually, autism-like behaviors, a new study from Scripps Research, Florida, finds. The study from neuroscientist Damon Page, PhD, describes a new mechanism underlying the brain undergrowth seen […]

More than 20% of Gen Z-ers say they will NOT get a Covid vaccine, survey finds

More than one-fifth of Generation Z says they don’t plan to get a coronavirus vaccine when it comes available to them, a new survey finds. Conducted by STAT-Harris Poll, it showed that 23 percent of 18-to-24 year olds are not going to receive a COVID-19 shot. This is a much higher percentage than the share […]

Dy përbërës natyrorë ofrojnë zgjidhje për poret e mbyllura

Po qe se keni probleme me poret e mbyllura të lëkurës, ekzistojnë dy ilaçe natyrale që do t’ju ndihmojnë jashtëzakonisht shumë. Mbyllja e poreve ndodh kur qelizat e vdekura mbesin në lëkurën tuaj. Poret janë vrima të vogla në lëkurë që sekretojnë djersë dhe yndyrë. Kur poret bllokohen, kjo mund të çojë në formimin e […]

Zgjidhni problemin e sinuseve të dhimbshme në më pak se një minutë

Ndieni dhimbje dhe presion në zonën e ballit, syve dhe hundës dhe keni vështirësi në frymëmarrje? Po qe se edhe ju po luftoni me sinuset dhe po përpiqeni ta zgjidhni këtë problem në të gjitha mënyrat e mundshme, lexoni këshillat e mjekut të nderuar Alan Mendel, nga Florida. Ai ka shpikur dy mënyra për të […]

Bill Cassidy on GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’

“If we idolize one person, we will lose,” Cassidy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “And that’s kind of clear from the last election.” Cassidy, a moderate, was one of seven GOP senators who joined all Senate Democrats in voting to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, but the 57 guilty […]

Peppa Pig: Orlando-area theme park set to open in 2022

The animated British piglet popular with preschoolers is getting her own tourist attraction — complete with muddy puddles — that developers say will be “perfect for a first theme park experience.” Children everywhere should be squealing to get to the pork — hum … park. The Peppa Pig Theme Park at Legoland Florida Resort is […]

Rev. C.T. Vivian’s new memoir a guidebook for today’s activists

The Baptist minister and director of national affiliates for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had led a group of people to register to vote in Selma, Alabama, on February 16, 1965. “I had to get back up because otherwise people would have been defeated by violence. We can never allow violence to defeat nonviolence,” […]

Georgia boat rescue: 4 children and 2 adults were rescued off the Georgia coast

The 17-foot boat was near the entrance to the St. Marys River on the Florida-Georgia border when it hit something and started taking on water, the Nassau County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. The US Coast Guard cutter Sea Dragon was returning from offshore and launched a small boat crew to rescue […]

CPAC 2021 speeches: 2024 GOP prospects seek their own breakout moments at Trump-dominated conference

Though it will take years for the 2024 race to fully take shape, this year’s CPAC in Orlando, Florida, offered a window into a GOP primary dominated by a new Republican Party built around the grievances that animated Trump’s campaigns and his presidency.  Speakers embraced Trump’s lies about the 2020 election being rigged. Organizers built this […]

The US Coast Guard is searching for a missing plane off the Florida coast

The plane had one person aboard, according to a tweet Saturday from the Coast Guard’s 7th District headquarters in Miami. The Federal Aviation Administration told CNN Friday night that an alert notice was issued for the single-engine Lancair 320. The plane disappeared about 17 miles southeast of Boca Raton, the Coast Guard said. Anyone with […]

NASA’s Mars rover had a secret message in its parachute. Meet the man behind it

The footage gave the world a glimpse of an often entirely invisible process, including the deployment of the parachute to slow down the spacecraft after entering the atmosphere. The 70.5-foot supersonic parachute was an extraordinary engineering challenge, said Ian Clark, systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Clark, who has been at […]

Trump makes fundraising moves ahead of CPAC speech

Trump spokesman Jason Miller confirmed Saturday that the former President is considering forming a super PAC, which can raise unlimited amounts of money from virtually any source and faces no limits on spending. The committee “could be a brand new entity” or a repurposed version of “America First,” an existing super PAC launched while Trump […]

Fight for transgender right has key week on Capitol Hill

It’s unclear if the Equality Act has any path in the Senate. But that uncertainty doesn’t diminish the bill’s significance. The Equality Act would expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as in access to public accommodations. Crucially, […]

Three people killed in Georgia plane crash

The plane, a single-engine Cessna-182, crashed about two miles northeast of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville shortly after takeoff, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Emma Duncan in a statement to CNN. Hall County Fire Service responded to the crash around 6 p.m. ET and found three adult occupants deceased, Hall County Fire Service Division […]

More than a dozen Republicans tell House they can’t attend votes due to ‘public health emergency.’ They’re slated to be at CPAC.

But those members are actually expected to be in Orlando and listed as speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual meeting aimed at energizing conservative activists and boosting their own profiles. The members include Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who addressed the conference on Friday, as well as others who were listed as scheduled […]

Fact checking CPAC’s first day: multiple false claims about the election

The CPAC schedule made clear in advance that the conference — taking place in Orlando instead of its usual home just outside Washington, DC — would feature election-related lying. Over three days, the CPAC agenda includes seven separate panels or speeches under the title of “protecting elections” — plus appearances by other prominent figures, including […]

Tiger Woods accident: Pro golfers express their support as he is transferred to another hospital

A new chapter began Thursday with his transfer to a second Los Angeles-area hospital for “continuing orthopedic care and recovery,” according to a statement. Dr. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, confirmed that Woods was moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which is approximately 20 miles away. “On behalf […]

No one is perfect, and Tiger Woods made us realize it’s OK to love an imperfect athlete

Some of the moments in between have been far less jubilant. In late 2009, a string of lurid and shocking infidelity claims eventually led to his divorce from wife Elin Woods, the withdrawal of several sponsors and a temporary absence from golf. Months of rabid press coverage revealed in discomfiting detail the extent of his […]

Apple mini stores are coming to some Targets

Target said an “enhanced Apple shopping experience” is rolling out to 17 stores in the coming months, with redesigned sections that include new lighting and displays for shoppers to experiment with an expanded assortment of Apple products. Target staff will receive “specialized training” from Apple, the retailer said. Target is also updating Apple’s product page […]

Neera Tanden is being treated unfairly (Opinion)

It was bound to happen, and I’m honestly surprised it took this long: the first Very Online woman is facing US Senate confirmation. And she may not make it through. The woman is Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress think tank, and Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Office of Management and […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines

How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so if […]

Traumatized and tired, nurses are quitting due to the pandemic

For 10 of her 12 years in nursing, Ellsworth was an indefatigable intensive care nurse. The work energized her, and she felt privileged to witness some of the most important moments of people’s lives, when their worlds shifted for better or worse. Though she did all she could to save them, she also found purpose […]

Trump plots future — and revenge — from sunny Florida links

He typically spends mornings on his nearby golf course, making and taking calls from a golf cart that doubles as his mobile, and self-driven, office. The multiple trips to the links in the last few weeks have served to accomplish a long-promised goal, says someone who spent time with him recently: Donald Trump claims he […]

Tiger Woods has a long, uncertain road ahead after California crash, emergency doctor says

“He is still in that acute phase where they may still have a lot of work to do in the present, in moments, in days to come,” Dr. Jeremy Faust, emergency physician Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, told CNN on Wednesday. “It’s unclear to me whether he will be going back to the operating […]

Pentagon report reveals details about White supremacists in the ranks

It details an instance of a former National Guardsman who is a member of a dangerous neo-Nazi group bragging about openly discussing extremist views while serving and separately describes service members describing how they recognize fellow White supremacists by their fascist tattoos and T-shirt logos. While the report, commissioned by Congress and dated October 2020, […]

Florida Senate: Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy considers bid against Marco Rubio

Murphy, co-chair of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats, hopes that by emphasizing a bipartisan background she can appeal to a state that has elected Republicans to the Senate in 2016 and 2018 and twice supported former President Donald Trump. Murphy has hired Lauren Calmet, the former political director of the Florida Democratic […]

Pence speaks highly of Trump in meeting and plans to launch a political group

Rep. Jim Banks, an Indiana Republican who chairs the conservative Republican Study Committee, told CNN that a group of members met at Pence’s transition office in the Washington area on Tuesday afternoon, talking about the way forward for their party while also touting the accomplishments of the past. Pence harbored no ill will towards Trump […]

All 4 requested witnesses plan to testify at today’s hearing on the Capitol attack

Federal prosecutors have charged at least 250 people in connection with the Capitol riot, according to a CNN analysis of court records and Department of Justice announcements. These defendants come from 40 states and the District of Columbia, according to a CNN analysis.  Not surprisingly, there are more defendants hailing from the largest states in […]

Pence and Trump’s relationship is ‘amicable,’ source says

The source would not provide CNN further details about the relationship, or describe the contents of the calls. One call was initiated by each. CNN previously reported that Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, according to a source familiar with the matter, while Pence declined an invitation […]

Best Face Masks for Kids

(CNN) —   Face masks are a part of life now for many of us — including our children. While wearing face coverings is not recommended for kids under the age of 2, due to suffocation risks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does recommend that children over 2 wear masks when they’re in […]

Lara Trump signals Donald Trump may return to the political arena

Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, marking his first public appearance since leaving the White House. Trump’s former senior adviser Lara Trump told Fox News that he may be interested in running for office again in 2024. Source link

Opinion: Ted Cruz isn’t the only issue in Texas

Nearly a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic began bringing death, disease and economic distress to millions of households. But the disaster hasn’t come alone — a host of others have struck the US in the past 12 months. The 2020 hurricane season broke the record for the number of major storms, forcing meteorologists to dip […]

40% e nënave të reja ndjejnë depresion në tre muajt e parë pas lindjes

Rreth 40 përqind e grave ndihen të shqetësuara ose të depresuara në tre muajt e parë pas lindjes së një fëmije, zbulon një studim i riStudiuesit thonë se në të ashtuquajturin tremujorin e katërt, mamitë e reja vënë shëndetin e tyre prapa, në mënyrë që ata të mund të vendosin të gjithë energjinë e tyre […]

Ron DeSantis on Rush Limbaugh: Governor will order flags flown at half-staff to honor controversial radio host

“Once the date of interment for Rush is announced, we’re going to be lowering the flags to half-staff,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday at a news conference in West Palm Beach. The governor said the honor is “what we do when there’s things of this magnitude.” The move doesn’t seem to fit the state’s flag […]

A zoo crocodile in Florida underwent surgery to remove a shoe from her stomach

The problem started in December when a shoe slipped off the foot of a tourist ziplining over the crocodile habitat at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, according to a social media post from the zoo. Anuket, who lived in the enclosure with another croc, Sobek, ate the shoe. Vets at the University of […]

Opinion: Biden is racing a ticking clock to fulfill this campaign promise

The appeal didn’t work. More voters were drawn to Vice President Bush, whose campaign manager Lee Atwater, along with consultant Roger Ailes, put together a blistering strategy that smeared Dukakis and rallied Americans around an unabashed patriotism. While Dukakis promised competence, Bush painted him as a radical “card-carrying member of the ACLU” who would allow […]

Opinion: Our mask-wearing road trip across a battered America

And so on January 18 we embarked on the strangest of American road trips, crossing eight states and back, 6,000 miles in 18 days: a surreal and spectacular journey, sure to reveal truths about our battered nation, our resilient people, and ourselves. It was quiet and chilly for southern Arizona, maybe 35 degrees, when the […]

Palm Beach hotel that hosted a mostly maskless rally for Florida’s Gov DeSantis is under investigation

About 15 minutes before the event was scheduled to begin, the county was notified that many in the audience of about 100-150 people were not wearing facial coverings or masks, Palm Beach County Deputy Director of Public Affairs John Jamason told CNN in a statement. A mask mandate aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19 […]

Alabama plane crash: Two killed in a military plane crash near Montgomery

The T-38 trainer jet assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing crashed at about 5:30 p.m., according to a statement from the Air Force. Taggart said the plane took off from Columbus, Mississippi and was on its way to Tallahassee, Florida before crashing adjacent to the airport. The 14th Flying Training Wing is based at […]

How to help and get help

Arts and culture How to give American Guild of Musical Arts Relief Fund: The AGMA is a labor union that represents artists involved in America’s operatic, choral and dance heritages. Their relief fund will support members who have lost opportunities and income during the coronavirus crisis. Broadway Cares: This non-profit helps vulnerable people in the […]

Photos from Perseverance’s mission to Mars

This is the first color image released from Perseverance on the Martian surface. Rocks can be seen scattered around the landing site in Jezero Crater. JPL-Caltech/NASA Updated 2:07 PM ET, Fri February 19, 2021 This is the first color image released from Perseverance on the Martian surface. Rocks can be seen scattered around the landing […]

What Matters: The power’s back on in Texas but the crisis continues

But just like mayors get in trouble when streets aren’t plowed or trash isn’t picked up, governors get blame when the state power system fails, even though the power systems operate largely on their own. Or in the case of most of Texas, entirely on its own. The government also gets the blame when it […]

Florida county commissioner limited vaccine drive to the two richest zip codes and then created a ‘VIP list’

Vanessa Baugh admitted on Thursday that she “wanted to make sure certain people were on the list” for vaccination after emails revealed that she directed county officials to create a list to let her and others jump the line. In response to criticism that county officials had only permitted residents from the two richest zip […]

GOP senators facing reelection in 2022 keep mum on McConnell amid divisive fight with Trump

With Trump warning he will push primary candidates who fit his mold in 2022 Senate races, many Republican senators facing voters next year are not eager to pick sides following the former President’s blistering attack on the GOP leader after his impeachment trial. CNN contacted the 16 Senate Republicans up for reelection in 2022 on […]

Mars rover landing: Live updates

Joel Kowsky/NASA The Perseverance rover’s journey from Earth to Mars started in July, when the spacecraft carrying the rover and helicopter launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. But on the other side of the country, the area around the control room in California was also dealing with an earthquake. The control center at NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

How to watch the Mars rover landing today

The rover has been traveling through space since launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at the end of July. When it reaches Mars, Perseverance will have traveled 292.5 million miles on its journey from Earth. Perseverance is NASA’s first mission that will search for signs of ancient life on another planet to help answer the big […]

Winter storms devastate US after a year of Covid lockdown — and it’s nowhere near over

Days of snow, ice and freezing rain are further kinking up a vaccine rollout that has been far from flawless, depriving doses from seniors and essential workers on deadline for their second doses. From Texas to New York, officials are weighing the weather system’s impact, and even states such as Colorado and Florida that escaped […]

Winter weather threatens to blanket the East Coast in ice after turning fatal for Southerners trying to keep warm

More than 100 million people stretching from Texas to Massachusetts are under a winter storm warning or winter weather advisory, and more days of deep freeze could mean a multiplication of the harrowing tales of hardship. The blistering cold weather that has brought blankets of snow and widespread power outages in Texas as well as […]

DeSantis defends controversial vaccine deal with developer — and threatens to pull vaccines if officials don’t like it

Manatee County announced on Tuesday that Florida’s Division of Emergency Management would host a “pop-up” vaccination spot at Lakewood Ranch this week for 3,000 Manatee County residents, according to a statement from the county. The vaccines, however, would be limited to people living in only two zip codes — 34202 and 34211. Manatee County Commissioner […]

Feds investigated Roger Stone ties to Proud Boys as part of possible threat to judge

The threat investigation did not lead to charges. But its existence, now revealed by CNN, sheds new light on how federal prosecutors had already looked into the far-right organization’s ties to someone in former President Donald Trump’s orbit ​before the siege of the US Capitol in January. Stone was accompanied on January 6 in DC […]

Opinion: Mitch McConnell may still get the last laugh

But McConnell has generally been successful against his political opponents, and this time may be no different. His decision to speak forcefully against Trump immediately after his vote to acquit was, in reality, the only way that McConnell could guarantee his position at the center of the debate over both the policy and political approaches […]

New CDC reports warn that variants could lead to “rapid rise” in Covid-19 cases

Two new reports from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that new coronavirus variants could lead to a rapid rise in the numbers of Covid-19 cases. In one report released Wednesday, researchers from the CDC and Minnesota health department detailed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom. Earlier […]

At least 26 people have died as a result of the winter storm

As millions of people across the United States continue to weather a deadly winter storm without power, forecasts predict ice and low temperatures could be ahead for some of the worst-hit states. “Swaths of half an inch of ice will be possible” over the next three days for areas from Texas to Mississippi and up through Virginia, […]

US Coronavirus: Lowering Covid-19 cases is the best thing US can do to improve chances that vaccines will continue working, expert says

“The best thing we could possibly do to improve the chances that the vaccine will continue working as we’re hoping it will, is to reduce cases as much as possible without having those reductions occur as a result of vaccine-derived immunity,” Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiologist and immunologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of […]

Winter storms: Millions are still without power as forecast calls for more ice and frigid temperatures in hardest-hit states

“Swaths of half an inch of ice will be possible” over the next three days for areas from Texas to Mississippi and up through Virginia, according to the National Weather Service. “All severe weather hazards will be possible including a couple of tornadoes” from the Florida Panhandle to the coastal Carolinas Thursday, NWS said. This […]

Austin Energy tells residents to not expect power to return “through Tuesday night and possibly longer” 

The winter storm that has ravaged parts of the country has also delayed shipments of the Covid-19 vaccine to Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted Tuesday. “Weather conditions across the United States are impacting the shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine to Florida,” DeSantis wrote today.   The governor added that Florida’s Division of Emergency Management and the […]

Energy-rich Texas suffers energy nightmare with ongoing power outages

A deep freeze this week in the Lone Star state, which relies on electricity to heat many homes, is causing power demand to skyrocket. At the same time, natural gas, coal, wind and nuclear facilities in Texas have been knocked offline by the unthinkably low temperatures. This situation could have wide-reaching implications as the US […]

Here’s why some Covid-19 numbers keep improving. (Hint: It’s not widespread vaccinations)

Researchers reported Sunday that they identified seven troubling new coronavirus variants circulating in the US, according to Dr. Wilbur Chen, an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Maryland Medical School. “We certainly want to preserve the full efficacy of these vaccines by preventing more variant viruses, but again, these vaccines are effective and they […]

Afro 200 raste me variantin e ri të COVID-19 në ShBA

Të paktën 195 raste me variantin e ri të koronavirusit, të zbuluar për herë të parë në Mbretëtrinë e Bashkuar, janë regjistruar në 22 shtete të Amerikës. Të prekur nga ky virus, sipas CNN, janë shtetet si: : California me 72 raste, Florida me 50 të prekur nga ky variant dhe Neë York me gjithsej […]

A është i shëndetshëm uji me gaz?

Uji me gaz mund të jetë një alternativë e mirë në vend të pijeve të gazuara, por a është i shëndetshëm? Ja pse specialistët thonë se është e rëndësishme të bëni studimet tuaja mbi llojin e ujit të gazuar që blini, shkruan “Living”. Të gjithë e dimë rëndësinë e pirjes së mjaftueshme të ujit për […]

Në prag të inaugurimit, Presidenti i zgjedhur Biden nderon viktimat e koronavirusit

Presidenti i zgjedhur Joe Biden drejtoi të martën një ceremoni përkujtimore kombëtare në prag të inaugurimit të tij të mërkurën, për të nderuar 400,000 amerikanët që kanë vdekur nga COVID-19 gjatë 11 muajve që kur koronavirusi shkaktoi viktimën e parë në Shtetet e Bashkuara. Ceremonia që u mbajt në të perënduar të diellit, u mbajt […]

Keni disa si pucrra të vogla në fytyrë? Ja cfarë duhet bërë për t’i larguar

A keni vërejtur ndonjëherë gunga të vogla të bardha ose të verdha nën ose në qepallat tuaja? Ato gunga kokëforta teknikisht quhen milia, cista të vogla që formohen nën lëkurë.  Milia zhvillohet kur pjesë të qelizave të vdekura të lëkurës “bllokohen nën lëkurë dhe krijojnë një top të vërtetë të fortë, të vogël dhe të […]

Në SHBA fillojnë hetimet mbi vdekjen e mjekut që mori vaksinën e koronavirusit

Ekzaminuesi Mjekësor i Qarkut Miami-Dade po heton vdekjen e një mjeku disa javë pasi ai mori një vaksinë kundër COVID-19, sipas Darren Caprara, drejtori i operacioneve në zyrën e ekzaminuesit mjekësor. Sipas CNN, përcjell Telegrafi, Caprara tha se zyra e tij po punon me Departamentin e Shëndetësisë në Florida dhe Qendrat Amerikane për Kontrollin dhe Parandalimin […]