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Utah-based Podium announces $125M in new funding

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:18pm

Eric Rea always had high ambitions for Podium — but maybe not this high. On Tuesday, the Lehi-based startup Podium has announced a $125 million funding round led by YC Continuity.

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 7:19pm

An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years.

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 3:37pm

Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the coronavirus tamps down energy use, according to an Energy Department projection on Tuesday.

Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'

Seth Borenstein and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:17pm

A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. — a projection designed to help officials plan for the worst, including having enough hospital staff, beds and ventilators.

One fortunate 90-year-old survived COVID-19, and offers hope

Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 9:02am

whose last name is Italian for “lucky” — was a regular at bingo and was always up for casino excursions.

'Old school' technique helps expert ID remains from 1969

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 12:15pm

Thanks to an old-fashioned fingerprint-matching technique, the remains of a shooting victim found alongside a New Hampshire highway 50 years ago have been identified as a Vermont man who had been released from prison three months earlier, authorities said Monday.

What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 11:55am

there was no group that didn't get the drug for comparison.

Catch this week's supermoon, biggest and brightest of year

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 11:37am

A supermoon rises in the sky this week, looking to be the biggest and brightest of the year.

Dancing alone: A senior center keeps clients up and moving

Federica Narancio, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 7:44am

Dance instructor Lola Jaramillo switches the radio to an uplifting salsa song.

Patients rush to join studies testing drug for coronavirus

Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer  |  Posted Apr 6th - 6:16am

Coronavirus patients around the world are rushing to join studies of an experimental drug that showed promise against some similar viruses in the past.

No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 7:03am

Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it's still too risky.

A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:17am

Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.

Google to release your location data to help fight coronavirus pandemic

Amy Woodyatt, CNN Business  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 11:13am

Google (GOOGL) is publicly releasing the data it's already collecting about people's movements during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus survivor: 'In my blood, there may be answers'

Lauran Neergaard and Marshall Ritzel, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:05pm

Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.

Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as virus spreads

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:02pm

The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment.

South Jordan man turns MINI Cooper into in-home racing simulator

Brian Champagne, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 1:30pm

Brent Cheney always wanted to build a racing simulator. The one he built in his basement is probably the most realistic driving simulator you’ll ever see.

Here's how Utah plans to test everyone who needs it for COVID-19

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 1:00pm

The plan includes launching an online assessment, setting up new testing facilities across the state and tracking the hotspots.

Agonizing decisions being made in Spain's virus hot spots

Bernat Armangue and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:59am

Raquel Fernández watched as cemetery workers lowered her grandmother's casket into the grave and placed it on top of the coffin of her grandfather, buried just three days earlier.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 11:30am

Stocks are jumping after some of the world's hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon.