Archive for May 12th, 2021

Poll Finds Public Health Has A Trust Problem

Health | | May 12 2021, 11:20 PM

A new Harvard poll shows that only half of Americans trust the CDC — other health agencies were rated even lower. During a pandemic, trust is critical to the success of a public health response.

Never Mind: Elon Musk Says Tesla Won't Accept Bitcoin For Car Purchases Any More | | May 12 2021, 7:20 PM

Tesla's CEO explained on Twitter that the reversal on accepting Bitcoin was prompted by concerns about the "rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels" to mine the cryptocurrency.

Internet Subsidy Gives $50 A Month Discounts For Low-Income Americans | | May 12 2021, 6:20 PM

The $3.2 billion temporary pandemic program will last for up to six months after the pandemic is over or until the funds run out.

In Wake Of Pipeline Hack, Biden Signs Executive Order On Cybersecurity

Politics | | May 12 2021, 6:00 PM

The order follows a ransomware attack on a company that operates a pipeline that provides nearly half of the gasoline and jet fuel for the East Coast.

As More Migrants Arrive, U.S. Streamlines Process To Identify, Admit Most Vulnerable

US & World | | May 12 2021, 12:00 PM

More migrants are granted humanitarian exceptions to a pandemic public health order that effectively closed the Southern border. U.S. officials are working with NGOs to identify the most vulnerable.

Man Who Is Paralyzed Communicates By Imagining Handwriting

Health | | May 12 2021, 11:20 AM

By decoding the brain signals involved in handwriting, researchers have allowed a man who is paralyzed to transform his thoughts into words on a computer screen.

2020's Monster Hurricane Season Still Has Surprises | | May 12 2021, 11:20 AM

In a postseason review of last year's hurricane season, NOAA meteorologists upgrade Zeta to a "major" Category 3 storm. It hit New Orleans and southeast Louisiana on Oct. 28.

Judge Finds Aggravating Factors In Chauvin Case, Paving Way For Longer Sentence

US & World | | May 12 2021, 10:20 AM

The judge found that Chauvin abused a position of trust, treated George Floyd with "particular cruelty," committed the crime as part of a group, and the offense occurred in front of children.

Amazon Wins Case Against EU Regulators Over Luxembourg Taxes | | May 12 2021, 9:40 AM

The European Commission has said the online giant got a sweetheart deal from Luxembourg that amounted to "illegal state aid" worth $303 million.

No, You Are Not Imagining It. Prices For A Lot Of Things Did Jump In April | | May 12 2021, 7:40 AM

Prices for a range of goods from used cars to bacon surged last month, pushing consumer inflation to 4.2% in April, the highest since September 2008.

Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters Among Those Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame | | May 12 2021, 7:20 AM

It's the most diverse collection of inductees in the Hall of Fame's 36-year history, according to the organization.

South Carolina Governor Bans Mask Mandates

US & World | | May 12 2021, 4:40 AM

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a coronavirus mandate preventing schools and local governments from creating mask mandates and requiring proof of vaccination.

For Some Anti-Vaccine Advocates, Misinformation Is Part Of A Business

Health | | May 12 2021, 4:20 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has created an opening for vaccine opponents to peddle alternative therapies, unproven cures and website subscriptions.

3 Fort Campbell Soldiers Charged In Scheme To Traffic Guns To Chicago

Crime & Justice | | May 12 2021, 2:20 AM

Federal prosecutors charged three Army soldiers of lawfully purchasing 91 guns from licensed dealers in Tennessee and Kentucky, and then transferring them to Chicago.

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