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Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Suman Naishadham, Cheyanne Mumphrey and Hilary Powell, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 10th - 5:42am

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.

The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 9th - 8:47pm

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.

Here’s where you can view the NEOWISE comet in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:03pm

If you haven’t had a chance to view the NEOWISE comet, you still have time to see it.

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 9th - 12:57pm

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  |  Updated Jul 9th - 7:24am

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.

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.

Texas resumes executions after 5-month delay due to pandemic

Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 8th - 6:44pm

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.

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  |  Updated Jul 8th - 2:59pm

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  |  Updated Jul 8th - 7:43am

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.

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.

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.

Russian space official, ex-journalist, charged with treason

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 7th - 2:31pm

A former journalist who worked as an adviser to the director of Russia's state space corporation was arrested and jailed Tuesday on charges of passing military secrets to Czech intelligence, accusations that many of his colleagues dismissed as absurd.

In France, study shows virus hit African immigrants hardest

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 1:00pm

Death rates among immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa doubled in France and tripled in the Paris region at the height of France's coronavirus outbreak, according to a study from the French government's statistics agency released Tuesday.

Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world's most remote reefs

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 7th - 12:58pm

Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth.

US nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 11:04am

Officials at one of the nation’s premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium.

Fossils reveal dinosaur forerunner smaller than a cellphone

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 10:31am

Meet Kongonaphon kely, a pocket sized dinosaur forerunner that was smaller than your cellphone.