Archive for July 6th, 2020

U.N. Predicts Rise In Diseases That Jump From Animals To Humans

US & World | | July 06 2020, 11:00 PM

Zoonotic pathogens, which include not only COVID-19, but HIV/AIDS and Ebola, have increasingly emerged due to stresses humans have placed on animal habitats, according to a new United Nations report.

ICE: Foreign Students Must Leave The U.S. If Their Colleges Go Online-Only This Fall

US & World | | July 06 2020, 8:00 PM

New federal rules will prohibit international students from completing fully online courses of study while in the U.S. Monday's announcement comes as more colleges release their plans for the fall.

Aerosols, Droplets, Fomites: What We Know About Transmission Of COVID-19 | | July 06 2020, 6:00 PM

A letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads.

Australia Closes Interstate Border Because Of Coronavirus Outbreak

US & World | | July 06 2020, 5:20 PM

Victoria, whose capital city is Melbourne, has logged 127 cases in the last 24 hours, which accounts for more than 90% of Australia's infections during that period, according to national data.

Supreme Court Prohibits Mobile Phone Robocalls To Collect Federal Debt

Crime & Justice | | July 06 2020, 5:00 PM

Federal debt collectors were granted an exception from the general robocall ban in 2015. The high court ruled that Congress can't favor some speech over others.

Uber Gobbles Up Postmates In $2.65 Billion Bet On Food Delivery | | July 06 2020, 5:00 PM

The deal is a sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has turned Uber's business model upside down, with customers shunning ride-hailing and flocking to delivery services.

Survey: 3% Of Americans Moved Due To The Pandemic

US & World | | July 06 2020, 5:00 PM

Among the young, the numbers shot up: 9% of adults 18-29 have moved due to the coronavirus. Some people moved to avoid catching the virus, while others were forced by the closing of college campuses.

Advocates Hope The Supreme Court's LGBTQ Ruling Will Help Them Overturn The Military Transgender Ban | | July 06 2020, 3:54 PM

The recent Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ job discrimination doesn't directly affect the military's transgender service ban, but people opposed to the ban say it may help their own court fight.

Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park To Be Charged | | July 06 2020, 3:40 PM

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office says it is initiating a prosecution of Amy Cooper over false reporting of an incident. In a cellphone video, she claimed a Black man was threatening her.

In Miami, Rolling Back Openings To Contain The Coronavirus Surge

US & World | | July 06 2020, 3:40 PM

In Miami, local officials have ordered a rollback of some reopening measures because of the region's soaring coronavirus cases. Gyms have to close and in-person dining at restaurants is prohibited.

Amid Long Domestic Deployments, Guardsmen And Reservists Push For Equity In Benefits | | July 06 2020, 3:25 PM

Even as members of the Guard and Reserve are seeing longer and more frequent deployments, they don't always receive the same retirement, education, and housing benefits as active duty troops.

France's Louvre Reopens Most Of The Museum — Sans Big Crowds

US & World | | July 06 2020, 1:40 PM

One museumgoer says it's a "much more comfortable experience" to view the Mona Lisa without the mobs of tourists. The Louvre put in place mask-wearing, one-way paths and other distancing measures.

'We Need Help': People At Higher Coronavirus Risk Fear Losing Federal Unemployment | | July 06 2020, 12:40 PM

An extra $600 a week in federal unemployment runs out at the end of July — even for people with underlying health conditions who are at much greater risk if they contract COVID-19.

Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Must Be Emptied For Now

Crime & Justice | | July 06 2020, 9:40 AM

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a full environmental review. Until then, oil must stop flowing through the controversial pipeline.

Britain Announces A $2 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts

US & World | | July 06 2020, 9:20 AM

The package, announced Sunday, includes grants and loans that theaters, museums, live music venues and others can use to pay salaries and maintenance costs as they try to survive during the pandemic.

Supreme Court Rules State 'Faithless Elector' Laws Constitutional

Crime & Justice | | July 06 2020, 9:20 AM

The decision could directly affect the election, which will take place in November amid a pandemic and a partial economic collapse.

The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You Go?

Health | | July 06 2020, 6:00 AM

Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it.

Mexico's President Weathers A Torrent Of Criticism Over Meeting With Trump

US & World | | July 06 2020, 5:20 AM

Andrés Manuel López Obrador's critics say he's making a mistake by going to Washington, and is giving in to the U.S. president's whims. But López Obrador says, "We are going ... with our heads high."

Federal Prosecutors Discussed 'Burying' Evidence In Troubled New York Case

Crime & Justice | | July 06 2020, 4:20 AM

The government acknowledged problems with sharing evidence with the defense, but prosecutors argue the missteps were inadvertent, not malicious. A judge is assessing the matter.

Pooling Coronavirus Tests Can Spare Scarce Supplies, But There's A Catch

Health | | July 06 2020, 4:00 AM

Instead of running a coronavirus test on every specimen, a lab can combines multiple samples. If the batch is negative, then everyone is in the clear. A positive leads to a second round of testing.

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