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Coronavirus live updates: 4 more die in Seattle area, bringing US death toll to 6 Coronavirus live updates: 4 more die in Seattle area, bringing US death toll to 6
Four more people have died of the coronavirus in Washington state, raising the death toll in the state and the nation to six, health officials said Monday. Jeffrey Duchin, a health officer in King County and Seattle, said at a Monday news conference five of the deaths were people from King County and one was from Snohomish County, north of Seattle. Researchers said earlier that the virus may...
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Coronavirus updates: WHO increases risk to 'very high,' tells governments to 'wake up' Coronavirus updates: WHO increases risk to 'very high,' tells governments to 'wake up'
The World Health Organization on Friday increased its coronavirus risk assessment to "very high" as cases outside of China continue to increase. But officials caution the virus can still be contained if the chain of transmission can be broken. “We are on the highest level of alert or highest level of risk assessment in terms of spread and in terms of impact,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive direc...
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3,600 hours in OT? One New York state worker earned an extra $231,000 in 2019 3,600 hours in OT? One New York state worker earned an extra $231,000 in 2019
ALBANY, N.Y. – And you think you spend a lot of time in the office. One state worker logged 3,600 hours of overtime last year – an additional 69 hours a week – that brought her $231,000 in overtime payments alone. The worker, Denise Williams, a security training assistant at the Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center in Manhattan, ended up making nearly $322,000 in earnings in 2019, including the...
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Chicago could see biggest snow of the season as winter storm targets Midwest, Northeast Chicago could see biggest snow of the season as winter storm targets Midwest, Northeast
A winter storm will bring snow to portions of the Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week, likely disrupting travel and closing schools. A swath of heavy snowfall is likely across the Midwest into the lower to central Great Lakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Snowfall accumulations in these areas may range from 6 to 12 inches; some locally higher totals are possi...
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Child sexual abuse survivors deal with bankruptcy, old evidence after laws extend statute of limitations Child sexual abuse survivors deal with bankruptcy, old evidence after laws extend statute of limitations
Raul Diaz envied the kids from his New York City neighborhood who’d joined the Boy Scouts of America during the 1960s. Hoping to go on camping trips, too, he convinced his mother to let him sign up. The decision led to a half-century-long saga — not of pitching tents, paddling canoes and earning merit badges, but of anguishing over the sexual abuse he suffered. Diaz, now 60, is among thousan...
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Would Bloomberg protect and defend freedom of the press, or would he be another Trump? Would Bloomberg protect and defend freedom of the press, or would he be another Trump?
Mike Bloomberg took such a brutal pummeling during his first appearance on the presidential debate stage this week, it seems almost a shame to pile on. Nonetheless … Since he’s running for the nation’s highest office, it’s important to point out that, amidst all the pointed questions he fielded about the nondisclosure agreements he’s continuing to enforce against women who used to work for h...
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Massive fire at Minnesota recycling plant burns for 2 days. It can last for several more. Massive fire at Minnesota recycling plant burns for 2 days. It can last for several more.
BECKER, Minn. — A fire at a Minnesota recycling plant is forcing businesses and schools to close around the area after burning for more 48 hours. And investigators believe that it could last for several more days. The fire was first spotted by a passerby at the Northern Metal Recycling plant in Becker, Minnesota, around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighter Toni Knutson says the fire is burning und...
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Asian American sheriff in California vows to protect immigrants from Trump policies Asian American sheriff in California vows to protect immigrants from Trump policies
SAN FRANCISCO – The first Asian American sheriff of a large California county walks over to a closet inside his City Hall office to stow some equipment, then takes a seat behind a large desk. He extends his arms, fingers interlaced. “So,” Sheriff Paul Miyamoto says casually as if to imply that he isn’t sure what all the fuss is about. “What would you like to know?” On the one hand, as the so...
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Mandatory vasectomy at age 50? Alabama lawmaker proposes response to abortion ban Mandatory vasectomy at age 50? Alabama lawmaker proposes response to abortion ban
A proposed Alabama law would require that all men get a vasectomy after they turn 50 or after the birth of their third child, whichever comes first. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Rolanda Hollis, said the measure gives perspective to reproductive health laws, including the state's contested abortion ban. “It always takes two to tango," she told AL.com. “We can’t put all the responsibility on wom...
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US Senate votes to curb Trump's war powers on Iran US Senate votes to curb Trump's war powers on Iran
US President Donald Trump's ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval has been limited in a Senate bill passed by his fellow Republicans. The Iran war powers resolution was approved by a vote of 55-45 - hours after Mr Trump warned that it would make America less safe from Iran. The House passed a version of the bill in January, after Mr Trump ordered the killing of a top Ira...
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