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'A multisystem disease': How coronavirus affects the entire body

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:58am

Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients.

Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service

Andrew Harnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:22am

“Excuse me, can I ask what you’re doing here?” a resident in a southeast Washington neighborhood asks as Sean Kennedy and Erin Gleeson get out of their truck and scour the streets.

US coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

Mike Stobbe and Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 8:45am

A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

Martha Mendoza and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:21am

they were aiming to change the developing world with quick, inexpensive injection devices that could save millions of lives.

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:38am

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail.

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Suman Naishadham, Cheyanne Mumphrey and Hilary Powell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:34am

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 12:44pm

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:37am

The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday.

The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 11:37pm

New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections in the state and in neighboring Texas and Arizona.

Burial traditions clash with coronavirus safety in Indonesia

Niniek Karmini and Victoria Milko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:43pm

The mob of over 150 people who forcefully took Muhammad Yunus’ cadaver from a hospital in eastern Indonesia thought it was impossible that the 49-year-old Islamic preacher could have died from the coronavirus. He had always washed his hands, worn a mask and followed health protocols issued by the government, according to local residents.

Appeals court: Judge was right to revive grizzly protections

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 4:50pm

A U.S. appeals court said Wednesday that a federal judge was right to restore protections for about 700 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region of the Rocky Mountains, after federal officials sought to turn over management of the animals to states that would have allowed them to be hunted.

CDC: Minorities affected much more in meatpacking outbreaks

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:04pm

especially workers of color — is continuing to increase," he said. “American workers simply cannot survive with the current patchwork of safety measures put in place by a fraction of companies and states. Without a strong national standard, millions of workers are still unprotected and vulnerable."

Facebook ad boycott organizers met with Zuckerberg. It didn't go well

Brian Fung, CNN Business  |  Posted Jul 8th - 11:20am

Civil rights and activist groups blasted Facebook's leadership on Tuesday after meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to discuss the demands of a large advertiser boycott that now includes hundreds of brands.

'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 11:07pm

nearly six months in — when the first evidence came that a drug could improve survival. Researchers in the United Kingdom managed to enroll one of every six hospitalized COVID-19 patients into a large study that found a cheap steroid called dexamethasone helps and that a widely used malaria drug does not. The study changed practice overnight, even though results had not been published or reviewed by other scientists.

Texas resumes executions after 5-month delay due to pandemic

Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 9:49pm

A Texas inmate received lethal injection Wednesday evening for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago, ending a five-month delay of executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vivint Solar acquired by one of its biggest competitors in $3.2 billion deal

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 7th - 3:33pm

In a deal announced late Monday, Vivint Solar is being acquired by Sunrun Inc. in an all-stock deal valued to be around $3.2 billion.

NASA adds more safety fixes for Boeing's crew capsule

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 3:20pm

NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing’s space capsule before it can fly astronauts following a pair of close calls during last year’s test flight.

Justice Dept.: Ohio State researcher shared work with China

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:47am

A medical researcher and professor who had been working most recently at Ohio State University is facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China.

Excavations to resume for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre graves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 5:04pm

Tulsa will resume test excavations of potential unmarked graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre after the effort was halted in March because of the coronavirus outbreak, city officials announced.