A novel method allows visualization of molecular motions lasting a few millionths of a second — ScienceDaily


Researchers at the University of Bonn and the research center caesar have succeeded in ultra-fast freezing proteins after a precisely defined period of time. They were able to follow structural changes on the microsecond time scale and with sub-nanometer precision. Owing to its high spatial and temporal resolution, the method allows tracking rapid structural changes […]

Covid England: Cases fall 40% with just 1 in 1,000 infected last week


England’s Covid R rate is likely still below one and the number of people with coronavirus plummeted by 40 per cent last week, with just one in every 1,010 people now carrying the virus. SAGE today estimated that each person with coronavirus infects between 0.8 and 1.1 others – the reproduction rate (R) – suggesting […]

Coronavirus: Indian variant cases in the UK rise to 400 and there are now three types


The proportion of UK Covid cases caused by the Indian variant spiked eight-fold in a fortnight at the start of April, MailOnline can reveal. Four hundred cases of the strain – linked to an explosion of cases in India – have now been detected in Britain since it was first spotted in February. While it accounted […]

Linguists predict unknown words using language comparison — ScienceDaily


For a long time, historical linguists have been using the comparative method to reconstruct earlier states of languages that are not attested in written sources. The method consists of the detailed comparison of words in the related descendant languages and allows linguists to infer the ancient pronunciation of words which were never recorded in any […]

Covid India: Second wave ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’


India’s Covid second wave is being driven by a ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’ strain of virus that has pushed hospitals ‘beyond crisis point’ in just a matter of weeks, a top medic has warned. Dr Zarir Udwadia, a physician in hard-hit Mumbai and a government advisor, said India is now ‘in […]

How deadly is India’s Covid variant and is it REALLY behind explosion of cases?


India‘s coronavirus variant may not be fully to blame for the country’s devastating second wave, according to scientists who say a ‘perfect storm’ of Covid complacency, a disregard for social distancing and lack of preparedness by the Government has fuelled the crisis.  Doctors on the frontline claim the B.1.617 strain is responsible for the raging second […]

The shape of light changes our vision — ScienceDaily


Vision is a complex process that has been successfully deciphered by many disciplines -physics, biochemistry, physiology, neurology, etc.-: The retina captures light, the optic nerve transmits electrical impulses to the brain, which ultimately generates the perception of an image. Although this process takes some time, recent studies have shown that the first stage of vision, […]

Why experts say there’s no need to panic about Covid variants… at least for now


It has been nearly two weeks since Britain’s pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and shops reopened and, so far, things appear to be going according to plan. Covid-19 cases are continuing to fall and deaths are below 40 a day. Last week, Government data showed that only 32 fully vaccinated people have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19. […]

How safe is it to take Roaccutane?


In December 2003, 22-year-old Jon Medland, from Devon, grew irritated by a collection of angry, red pimples decorating his shoulder blades. Topical creams, prescribed by his dermatologist, added to the annoyance, staining his towels and bed sheets. Worse still, they didn’t work. Eventually, Jon decided to opt for a stronger treatment and asked for a prescription […]

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 […]

Worldwide study also found that 11 percent of babies contracted the novel coronavirus from their mothers — ScienceDaily


In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus. UW Medicine and University of Oxford doctors led this first-of-its-kind study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics. The investigation involved more than 100 researchers and pregnant women […]

Learning and memory problems were linked to defective cilia — ScienceDaily


Mice with symptoms that mimic Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) have difficulty with learning and generating new neurons in the hippocampus. However, according to a new study by Thomas Pak, Calvin Carter, and Val Sheffield of the University of Iowa, published April 22nd in the journal PLOS Genetics, these mental defects can be successfully treated with lithium. […]

Medics at Iowa state prison gave 77 inmates up to SIX TIMES the normal dose of the Pfizer vaccine 


Medics at an Iowa state prison gave 77 inmates up to SIX TIMES the normal dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Medical staff gave 77 inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary were given the wrong dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine Patients were given 3 mL doses, which is six times higher than the dose of […]

Coronavirus: Experts find variant from Tanzania that ‘has more mutations than any known strain’


A Covid variant thought to carry more mutations than any other strain has been found in Tanzania, according to researchers.  Virologists said it looked further removed from the original Wuhan virus than any other strain known to science, including variants found in Kent, South Africa and India.  It was first picked up in three travellers […]

Heathrow told dedicate terminal to red list arrivals amid claims airport is Covid ‘breeding ground’


Ministers want Heathrow to dedicate a terminal to passengers arriving from ‘red list’ countries amid fears the airport has become a Covid ‘breeding ground’.  The Home Office is keen for Terminal 4 — which has been shut since last year — to process travellers from coronavirus hotspots with troublesome virus variants.  Officials are bracing for […]

A comprehensive roadmap of muscle decline with age in mice reveals possible new targets for treatments, including the molecule Klotho — ScienceDaily


Scientists have produced a comprehensive roadmap of muscle aging in mice that could be used to find treatments that prevent decline in muscle mobility and function, according to a report published today in eLife. The study reveals which molecules in the muscle are most significantly altered at different life stages, and shows that a molecule […]

Covid-19: Britain records 33 Covid deaths as fatalities rise slightly on last week


Another 33 Britons have died of Covid and 2,524 more people have tested positive for the illness, health bosses revealed today. Department of Health figures show coronavirus infections have barely changed week-on-week, rising by just 2.1 per cent. But testing numbers jumped massively over the weekend, with 1.7million swabs carried out on Saturday compared to […]

Covid-19: Just FOURTEEN people under the age of 20 have died of Covid in 2021 in England and Wales


Just fourteen people under the age of 20 have died of Covid this year in England and Wales, according to official data. Weekly data from the Office of National Statistics also showed daily coronavirus deaths were in single figures in every region of England over the week ending April 9. And the total number of people […]

Boris Johnson to hold 5pm Covid press conference amid growing concerns over Indian variant


Boris Johnson will hold his first press conference in two weeks tonight amid growing concerns about the Indian coronavirus variant.  The Prime Minister is due to appear in Downing Street‘s new briefing room at 5pm after coming under fire for taking too long to ban travel to India.   No10 only announced India was being added […]

Novel genetic mitochondrial disorder discovered — ScienceDaily


The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category. In an article recently published in Brain, a Japanese-European team of scientists, including researchers from Fujita Health University, describe mutations in the LIG3 gene, which plays a crucial role in mitochondrial DNA replication. These mutations […]

Author of study cited by J&J says she did NOT find clots linked to Pfizer, Moderna


Johnson & Johnson defended its COVID-19 vaccine amid worries it may cause blood clots by saying that clots have been reported with all three shots authorized in the U.S., citing a study published in February.  But that study did not find blood clots related to the other two vaccines, made by Pfizer and Moderna.  And […]

B cell activating factor possible key to hemophilia immune tolerance — ScienceDaily


A group of scientists have just made a key discovery that could prevent and eradicate immune responses that lead to treatment failure in about one-third of people with severe hemophilia A. Hemophilia is the most common severe inherited bleeding disorder in men. The disease affects 1 in 10,000 males worldwide and results from deficiency of […]

Boris Johnson CANCELS trip to India amid surging coronavirus cases and alarm about new variant 


India is being added to the UK’s travel ‘red list’ after Boris Johnson cancelled his visit amid surging coronavirus cases and alarm about a new variant. Matt Hancock told MPs today that the government had made the ‘difficult’ decision to place the country in the highest level of restrictions from 4am on Friday.  Some 103 cases […]

Britain records just FOUR Covid deaths in lowest daily toll since September


Britain today announced four coronavirus deaths in the lowest daily count since September 7 — when just three victims were added to the official toll. Department of Health figures showed there were also 2,963 new infections in the past 24 hours, down 17 per cent on last week’s figure of 3,568.  Today’s Covid deaths are the lowest […]

Coronavirus: China knew Wuhan market was a disease risk for years before Covid, scientist says


Chinese health officials knew Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Market was a disease risk for years before the Covid pandemic started there, an Australian scientist has claimed. Professor Eddie Holmes, a virologist at the University of Sydney, said he was taken on a tour of the market by public health officials in the now-infamous city in 2014. […]

Indian Covid variant ‘poses a threat’ to UK’s lockdown-easing plans, expert warns


The Indian coronavirus variant could ‘pose a threat’ to Boris Johnson‘s roadmap out of lockdown, an expert warned today.  It is feared the B.1.617 strain spreads more easily than older versions of the virus and scientists say it has mutations which may help it evade vaccines. Professor Danny Altmann, an Imperial College London immunologist, said […]

The NHS failings that cost Nikki Grahame her life


Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of NHS care failures that led to her ‘entirely avoidable’ death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. They have also revealed Nikki’s ‘desperate struggle’ to get treatment over the last six months, during which time she was discharged from hospital […]

With impressive accuracy, dogs can sniff out coronavirus — ScienceDaily


Many long for a return to a post-pandemic “normal,” which, for some, may entail concerts, travel, and large gatherings. But how to keep safe amid these potential public health risks? One possibility, according to a new study, is dogs. A proof-of-concept investigation published today in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that specially trained detection dogs […]

Study shows past COVID-19 infection doesn’t fully protect young people against reinfection — ScienceDaily


Although antibodies induced by SARS-CoV-2 infection are largely protective, they do not completely protect against reinfection in young people, as evidenced through a longitudinal, prospective study of more than 3,000 young, healthy members of the US Marines Corps conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Naval Medical Research […]

Scientists identify human genes that fight infection — ScienceDaily


Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers’ understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options. The genes in question are related to interferons, the body’s […]

Medical student, 21, died a day after getting J&J vaccine


John Foley, 21 (pictured), a student at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday and was discovered by his roommates on Sunday Officials are investigating the death of a University of Cincinnati student one day after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  John Foley, 21, a […]

Covid UK: India still not on travel ban list despite 77 new variant cases being found


India is not included on the UK’s travel red list even though 77 cases of a variant that emerged there and is linked to a surging outbreak have been found in Britain. Public Health England announced the dozens of new cases yesterday and said the strain was under investigation ‘due to sustained international transmission’. It […]

South African variant numbers up amid reports of infected people who had a vaccine dose


South African variant numbers are up amid reports that several infected people had received a vaccine dose… as Indian Covid strain arrives in UK Fears have been rising over the South African variant of coronavirus Extra 56 cases were reported in week up to April 14, government figures say Officials are scrambling to contain an […]

Coronavirus: Public Health England reports 77 cases of new Indian Covid variant in UK


Now Britain spots 77 cases of an Indian Covid variant as SAGE adviser warns London could need local lockdowns if South African strain keeps spreading Yet another variant, named B.1.617 and first found in India, added to PHE’s list It has mutations that could speed up transmission and slip past immunity Another 56 cases of […]

Toxic gas in the brain may increase your risk of developing dementia 


Levels of a toxic gas in the brain could influence whether or not we get dementia and epilepsy, a study reveals. The gas, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), is created inside the body in small doses – and is perhaps best known for carrying the torrid smell of rotten eggs.   H2S is produced in the brain and several […]

Toxic gas in rat brains shows potential for new dementia treatments — ScienceDaily


A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells. The research published in Scientific Reports today [Wednesday 14 April] shows that treatments to reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the brain may […]

Scientists identify severe asthma species, show air pollutant as likely contributor — ScienceDaily


Asthma afflicts more than 300 million people worldwide. The most severe manifestation, known as non-Th2, or non-atopic childhood asthma, represents the majority of the cases, greater than 85%, particularly in low-income countries, according to Hyunok Choi, an associate professor at the Lehigh University College of Health. Yet, whether non-Th2 is a distinct disease (or endotype) […]

Common drug could be used to prevent certain skin cancers — ScienceDaily


New data published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) suggests that an oral drug currently used in the clinical setting to treat neuromuscular diseases could also help prevent a common form of skin cancer caused by […]

The slower the better while driving over them, says researcher — ScienceDaily


Slow down. Baby on board. So says UBC Okanagan researcher and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hadi Mohammadi. His new research, conducted in collaboration with Sharif University of Technology, determines that accelerating over speed bumps poses a danger for pregnant women and their fetuses. “There is lots of research about the importance of movement for […]

Potential mechanistic link shown between Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s disease — ScienceDaily


Violent blows or jolts to the head can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are currently about five million people in the U.S. living with some form of chronic impairment after suffering a TBI. Even in a mild form, TBI can lead to lifelong nerve cell deterioration associated with a wide array of neuropsychiatric […]

Experts are worried that using the Body Mass Index is not a fat lot of good 


During a year of grim statistics, it was one of the grimmest. Launching its £10 million anti-obesity strategy last summer, Public Health England (PHE) warned that being severely obese could increase the chance of death in those who caught Covid-19 by up to 90 per cent. Shedding excess pounds, PHE advised, was one of most […]

Researchers dissect COVID-19 immunity of recovered patients — ScienceDaily


Early in the coronavirus pandemic, a team of immunologists from the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg and physicians from the University of Freiburg Medical Center joined forces to learn more about immunity in people recovering from coronavirus infections. The study revealed a yet unknown involvement of Interleukin 33, an important alarm-signal, […]

Scadal as Lighthouse Covid lab in Milton Keynes ‘processed hundreds of contaminated samples’


A Covid testing lab at the heart of the UK’s swabbing scheme processed potentially hundreds of contaminated samples every day, an undercover probe has claimed. A BBC Panorama investigation found a number of safety breaches and failings at the Lighthouse Lab in Milton Keynes during the second wave.  Lab workers had rushed vital checks, discarded […]

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  Only Britons who suffer one of the below symptoms four days post-vaccination need to contact their doctor.  Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin bruising beyond the site of injection   Matt Hancock today warned […]

LIBBY GALVIN: Can these gadgets REALLY turn you into a sleeping beauty?


Sleep for sale! is the flashing image I see in my mind’s eye when I look at the growing range of sleep trackers on the market Sleep for sale! is the flashing image I see in my mind’s eye when I look at the growing range of sleep trackers on the market. These devices, from wristbands […]

AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine ‘may not be suitable for young people’, Prof Lockdown says


Britain’s vaccine regulator could stop younger people from having AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus jab as soon as today over concerns about rare cases of blood clots. The UK’s MHRA announced on Friday it has seen 30 brain clot cases in 18.1million AstraZeneca-vaccinated people – around one in every 600,000 people (0.00017 per cent).  But there are fears that while […]

Covid-19 UK: Moderna’s vaccine comes on stream in small quantities


No10 may have to roll back its target date for vaccinating all adults if AstraZeneca‘s jab is banned for under-30s, an expert warned today.  And Britain may need to approve vaccines developed by Russia or China in order to hit the goal of offering everyone a first dose by the end of July.   The Medicines […]

Moderna vaccine is effective against California variant and produces antibodies for least 6 months


Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the California variant and its protection last for six months, two new studies find. In one study, researchers from Duke University found that the antibodies generated by Moderna’s jab had about two times less neutralizing power against the strain that was first discovered in the Golden State. While […]

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 […]

Moderna’s Covid vaccine ‘is effective against Kent AND California variants and triggers antibodies’


Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the Californian variant spreading in the US, scientists say. And researchers also found the jab sparks Covid-fighting antibodies that stay in the blood for at least six months following a second dose. Evidence already shows the vaccine — deployed in Britain for the first time yesterday — works against the Kent […]

Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future


The new sexual harassment allegation emerged Saturday evening in an article in the New York Times. Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, told the newspaper that during one of several uncomfortable encounters, Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life during a conversation in his State Capitol office […]

New Haven Police obtain arrest warrant for Yale student murder suspect


Pan remains at large, and the New Haven Police Department is expected to provide additional information related to the case on Monday, Capt. Anthony Duff, a spokesman for the department, confirmed to CNN. New Haven police had previously identified Pan as a “person of interest” in the Feb. 6 killing of Jiang. Pan, 29, was […]

Wichita explosion: 3 officers hurt in blast while searching a vacant home, officials say


“Just after 4:00 officers were dispatched to check a vacant residence in the area. After making entry into the residence, three officers sustained injuries from a possible explosion from an unknown device,” the Wichita Police Department said in a tweet. Officials say they’re not sure what caused the explosion in the home on the 1400 […]

In Pompeii, a four-wheeled ceremonial chariot has been unearthed


Rome, Italy (CNN) — Excavators have discovered a large four-wheel ceremonial chariot at a villa near Pompeii, an ancient city in southern Italy. Excavators found the bronze and tin chariot almost fully intact, with wooden remains and the imprint of ropes, according to an announcement on Saturday from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. “It is […]

New York Times: Second former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment


The former aide, Charlotte Bennett, alleges that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life, whether she had monogamous relationships and if she ever had sex with older men, according to the Times. Bennett told the newspaper that the alleged incidents happened late last spring, during the height of the state’s fight against the coronavirus. […]

The people who shared details of the Covid-19 pandemic that Beijing left out


Meet the truthtellers Chen Mei was perhaps an unlikely hero of the coronavirus pandemic. Chen Mei Chen Mei What he did Archived and republished articles about the early days of the coronavirus on Terminus 2049, including interviews with Ai Fen and Li Wenliang, and a Caixin investigation into the early days of the outbreak. What […]

TWA Flight 800 wreckage to be destroyed years after explosion


All 230 people on board the Paris-bound flight were killed. The Boeing 747 was destroyed, and the wreckage fell into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of Long Island, New York. The reconstructed wreckage has been used in accident investigation training courses for nearly 20 years, the NTSB said in a statement […]

Anti-Asian attacks are on the rise in NYC. The city is pushing to combat it.


Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that the city’s Office for Preventing Hate Crimes and other agencies are meeting with Asian community leaders to discuss the recent incidents. The city has also launched a new webpage — “NYC.Gov/StopAsianHate” — through which people may report bias incidents or hate crimes. The new webpage has fostered a […]

Covid-19 vaccines allegedly stolen, expired and inappropriately administered in Tennessee county, state investigation finds


A total of 2,500 doses were either expired or wasted in Shelby County over a 20-day period from February 3 to February 23, according to a timeline of findings released by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) as part of an investigation. Additionally, two children were “inappropriately vaccinated” for Covid-19 at a Shelby County Health […]

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 […]

Massacre in the mountains: How an Ethiopian festival turned into a killing spree


The corpses, some dressed in white church robes drenched in blood, were scattered in arid fields, scrubby farmlands and a dry riverbed. Others had been shot on their doorsteps with their hands bound with belts. Among the dead were priests, old men, women, entire families and a group of more than 20 Sunday school children, […]

The death of the Team USA coach who faced felony abuse charges was an ‘escape from justice,’ former gymnast says


“He tortured and abused little girls, myself included, for more than 30 years and was able to cheat justice,” said Klein, who had identified herself as the first to be abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Geddert, who took his own life Thursday after news of the charges, was the former owner […]

India Covaxin: Some Bhopal slum residents thought they were being vaccinated against Covid-19 but were part of clinical trials


Locals who recalled hearing it back in December said they scrambled to take up the offer — 750 rupees was about twice what they’d usually earn for a day’s hard labor. And many had struggled to work at all during the pandemic. “They told us it is the corona vaccine and we should get it […]

Proud Boys leader has no sympathy for lawmakers targeted by Capitol riot


 ”I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.   More than a dozen people affiliated with the often violent, far-right  “Western Chauvinist” group have been charged for their roles in the insurrection, so CNN sat down with Tarrio to hear if he had any explanation or justification for […]

John Geddert, who had ties to Larry Nassar, found dead after being charged with human trafficking and sex crimes, officials say


The 63-year-old was facing charges that included human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and lying to a peace officer, a release from Nessel’s office read. Geddert had been expected to turn himself in and be arraigned on Thursday afternoon. “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after […]

Andrew Cuomo denies former aide’s sexual harassment allegations


Lindsey Boylan alleged that in 2018, the Democratic governor kissed her on the lips following a one-on-one briefing in his New York City office. “As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips,” Boylan wrote, describing the encounter. “I was […]

Hyundai’s recall of 82,000 electric cars is one of the most expensive in history


The recall will cost Hyundai 1 trillion Korean won, or $900 million. On a per-vehicle basis, the average cost is $11,000 — an astronomically high number for a recall. Replacing an entire battery is an extreme measure, requiring a similar amount of work and expense as replacing an entire engine of a traditional internal combustion-powered […]

Top New York state health official grilled on the handling of Covid-19 nursing home deaths


The administration’s decision to delay the release of data on Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities — the subject of a federal investigation — has become a political crisis for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State lawmakers accuse Cuomo of a cover-up and said they are considering repealing the governor’s emergency powers. Zucker, appearing virtually before a […]

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, two of her French bulldogs stolen


The source said the singer “is offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her two dogs, no questions asked. Anyone who has the dogs can use this email, KojiandGustav@gmail.com to retrieve the reward.” The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said a man was shot during a robbery before 10 p.m. and was transported to the […]

Trump’s tax returns and related records turned over to Manhattan district attorney


Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, according to a source, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep the records private. The millions of pages of documents, sources say, contain Trump’s tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019, as well as financial statements, engagement agreements, documents relating to […]

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 […]

Two dead after undercover cops shoot at each other in Philippines drug bust


The two officers, from the Philippine National Police (PNP), faced off against agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Quezon City on Wednesday evening. Three PDEA agents were also wounded in the confrontation and hospitalized. Police from the Quezon City Police District special operations unit had been conducting a drug buy-bust operation in […]

Democrats and GOP at odds over scope of commission to investigate Capitol riots


Republicans are balking at a plan put forward by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to create an outside commission with more Democrats than Republicans, and one whose mandate they say would go beyond just the security failures of the January 6 insurrection. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday that Pelosi’s plan […]

Two big reasons investors are worried about the housing market


Tonight: GameStop stock is all fired up — again. Plus, the US Postal Service’s new vans look like ducks, and somehow Michael Bolton gets a financial news headline in 2021 … Let’s get into it. The housing market is hot, and maybe a bit of a hot mess. As the country locked down and home […]

Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob


In fact, Anthony Aguero, a conservative livestreamer, activist and associate of Greene, said on video following the January 6 assault on the Capitol that he had been among those who entered and attacked those who falsely claimed it was done by “Antifa.” “We were all there. It was not Antifa and it was not BLM. […]

The New York Times paints a grim picture of its own workplace culture


In a note signed by Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, CEO Meredith Kopit Levien and Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Times leadership said the result of an eight-month investigation of its own workplace “calls for us to transform our culture.” They likened that plan to the company’s shifts to being digital-first and subscription-first — efforts that have […]

Steve Bannon investigation gains steam as Manhattan prosecutors subpoena financial records


Prosecutors sent the subpoenas after Trump pardoned Bannon in late January for federal conspiracy crimes tied to the southern border-wall project, making Bannon among the Trump world figures — including the former president — subjects of criminal investigations by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance. The grand jury subpoenas were sent to Wells Fargo, one of […]

FAA directs air carriers to inspect engines similar to the one that failed on the United Airlines flight


The directive effectively grounds the Boeing 777-200 planes that use this specific PW4000 series engine, but the only US operator with this type of engine in its fleet, United Airlines, already said Sunday that it would immediately pull 24 planes from flying “out of an abundance of caution.” The FAA called for carriers to conduct […]

Daniel Prude: Protesters gather in Rochester streets after announcement that no police officers will be charged


Prude, a 41-year-old Black man was having a mental health episode on March 23 when officers handcuffed him, covered his head with a “spit sock” and held him on the ground in a prone position. Prude was taken to a hospital, declared brain dead and died a week later. The protesters, some holding “Black Lives […]

California professor put on paid administrative leave after video shows him chastising student who is hard of hearing


Last Thursday, a two-minute video — broken into three parts for TikTok — surfaced showing a Zoom recording from a physiology class at Oxnard College that day taught by professor Michael Abram, who is identified in the video by name and by a student in his class. CNN has reached out to Abram multiple times […]

Here’s what we know about Tiger Woods’ car accident and injuries


Woods, 45, was conscious and alert when emergency responders pulled him from his vehicle, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. Traffic investigators could take days or weeks to determine cause of the crash as they investigate whether speed, fatigue or operator error were factors, or whether Woods struck something in the road, […]

Thomas Webster charged: Prosecutors say retired NYPD officer beat police officer with metal pole during US Capitol riot


Prosecutor Benjamin Gianforti said that Webster, 52, turned himself into the FBI field office in New York’s Hudson Valley at 2:35 p.m. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Webster retired from the NYPD in 2011 and had been part of the uniformed security detail at City Hall and Gracie […]

Grand jury votes not to indict officers in Rochester death of Daniel Prude


“Daniel Prude was in the throes of a mental health crisis and what he needed was compassion, care, and help from trained professionals. Tragically, he received none of those things,” James said in a statement. “We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, […]

How Texas’s deregulated market for power led to exorbitant electric bills


“I felt almost guilty with these people not having electricity that I was complaining about my bill,” she told CNN on Monday. “At the same time, my complaint is: How am I gonna pay this?” Those closely familiar with Texas’s energy market say these power costs are less a bug than a feature of the […]

How the sports world is reacting to Tiger Woods’ crash 


Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images Tiger Woods’ vehicle crossed the center of the roadway before crashing Tuesday morning, an official with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told Fox News Tuesday afternoon. “It’s kind of a downhill grade, and there are some winding turns, as well,” Capt. James Powers said. “It crossed the center median […]

Man dies after police kneel on his neck for nearly 5 minutes, family says in wrongful death claim


Angelo Quinto had been “suffering from anxiety, depression, and paranoia for the previous few months,” his family’s attorneys said in a wrongful death claim, filed on February 18. His sister Isabella Collins called police to their Antioch, California, home on December 23 because she feared he would hurt their mother, family lawyer John L. Burris […]

Tiger Woods injured in car accident near Los Angeles


The sheriff’s department said Woods was the only occupant of the car. He was taken to a hospital for his injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The vehicle suffered minor damage, according to authorities. The crash is under investigation. CNN has reached out to Woods’ representatives for comment. This is a breaking story. Check back for […]

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 […]

Opinion: What Biden and Pelosi can learn from a 1941-1942 presidential commission


In addition, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for a “9/11-type commission” to investigate the attack on the Capitol. Subsequently, congressional Democrats have drafted an initial plan to create a bipartisan commission that would examine the security failures at the Capitol to ensure that something similar never happens again. Under this plan, the commission’s report […]

Boeing 777 engine failure: Here’s what we know about the United flight that suffered engine damage near Denver


According to investigators, the Pratt & Whitney engine failed minutes into United Airlines flight 328, headed from Colorado to Hawaii, leaving a mile of debris in its wake. After the incident, United grounded all of its Boeing 777s powered by PW4000 series engines. A preliminary investigation indicates the damage was “consistent with metal fatigue,” according […]

Baton Rouge police are investigating after a video shows an officer with his arm around teen’s neck during arrest


No decision has been made yet on whether the officers involved in the incident would face disciplinary action, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said during a press conference Monday. Broome said that she and Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul have reviewed the police-worn body camera footage of the incident. Officers responded to two […]

What SCOTUS ruling means for Manhattan DA’s Trump criminal investigation


The district attorney’s office, led by Cyrus Vance, is expected to have access to the records within the next few days, according to people familiar with the matter. Vance’s office and Trump’s long-time accounting firm Mazars USA, which was subpoenaed for the records, have been in discussions for months about how the documents, mainly in […]

Seattle Mariners Kevin Mather steps down as president and CEO after disparaging players in speech on February 5


The Seattle Times was the first to report details of Mather’s comments, which were made February 5 to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club in Washington. The rotary club released a roughly 45-minute video of Mather’s comments on its YouTube page, which has since been deleted, according to MLB.com. Mather spoke about foreign-born players’ ability to […]

Loretta Lynch completes Syracuse University report on campus police after student protests and racist incidents


University Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Lynch’s independent review of campus public safety in February 2020, in the wake of student protests over the university’s handling of racist incidents on campus. The former attorney general currently serves as a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Students’ complaints often extended to the campus public […]

What Matters: What America’s next pandemic year will look like


As we enter our second year with Covid, it’s becoming more and more clear that it will take more time to get back to how life looked in February of 2020. There will be permanent changes to the way we interact, work, travel, eat and learn. When you find yourself wondering, as I often do, […]

On Trump’s taxes, here’s where it gets interesting (opinion)


On Monday, the Supreme Court finally ended the long legal saga over them with a one-sentence order that will allow Manhattan prosecutors to obtain Trump’s returns and related documents from the Trump Organization. These had been subpoenaed back in 2019; Trump’s lawsuit to conceal them always seemed more about delay than meritorious legal issues. This […]

In one morning, the Supreme Court looked to rid itself of the Trump era


It’s as if the justices, in one day, sought to wipe their hands of lingering issues that had been heralded by the former President in a cascade of tweets, legal filings and statements during the last months of his administration. The focus on Monday was not Trump administration policies, but instead disputes deeply personal to […]

6 takeaways from Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing


The chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit pledged to “fend off any effort by anyone” to politicize the investigations of the department. “I am not the President’s lawyer,” said Garland. “I am the United States’ lawyer.” Here are six takeaways from Garland’s nomination hearing. Senate Republicans pressed Garland on […]

These are the Trump financial documents that Manhattan District Attorney Vance will get to see


Today’s Supreme Court ruling means that the grand jury investigation into alleged hush money payments and other issues will no longer be hampered by former President Trump’s fight to keep the documents secret. The documents, however, will be subject to grand jury secrecy rules that restrict their public release. The subpoenas span documents from January […]

What you need to know about the Supreme Court’s ruling on Trump’s tax returns


The Supreme Court cleared the way for a New York prosecutor to obtain former President Trump’s tax returns, dealing a massive loss to Trump who has fiercely fought to shield his financial papers from prosecutors. The ruling is a bitter loss for Trump, even if the tax records are shielded from public disclosure, after he consistently argued […]