U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

World Jul 8, 2020

U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

The U.S. coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds. Authorities have reported alarming upswings of daily caseloads ...

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

World Jun 30, 2020

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

The U.S. is again grappling with a shortfall of testing that has hobbled the nation since the pandemic’s early weeks, and now threatens to further undermine containment efforts at a crucial moment. In new hot spots like Arizona, Texas and Florida, where COVID-19 is rapidly ...

'Coming back and biting us': U.S. sees coronavirus resurgence

World Jun 25, 2020

'Coming back and biting us': U.S. sees coronavirus resurgence

A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the U.S. and sending infections to dire new levels across the southern and western parts of the country, with hospital administrators and health experts warning Wednesday that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are ...

Researchers nearly double U.S. coronavirus death projection due to easing

World May 5, 2020

Researchers nearly double U.S. coronavirus death projection due to easing

Nearly 135,000 Americans were forecast to die from COVID-19 through the beginning of August, almost double the last prediction, due to loosening of lockdowns, according to an updated forecast from the University of Washington on Monday. The university's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) ...

Trump takes limousine lap before Daytona 500 auto race

World / Politics Feb 17, 2020

Trump takes limousine lap before Daytona 500 auto race

President Donald Trump took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack on Sunday in the presidential limousine known as "The Beast," drawing cheers from fans at NASCAR'S most prestigious race. Ramping up his nationwide re-election effort after his acquittal in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial, ...

Jellyfish hurl venom 'grenades' to snare prey

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

Jellyfish hurl venom 'grenades' to snare prey

A species of jellyfish hunts its prey by hurling venom grenades to create "stinging water," researchers said Thursday, solving a long-standing mystery as to how they gather food without tentacles. The Cassiopea xamachana jellyfish, found in shallow waters around Florida, the Caribbean and Micronesia, is ...