BERLIN (AP) — Senior politicians in Germany expressed shock over the weekend killing of a young gas station clerk who asked a customer to wear a face mask, and they warned Tuesday against the radicalization of people who oppose the country’s pandemic restrictions.
A 49-year-old German man was arrested in the fatal shooting of the clerk Saturday in the western town of Idar-Oberstein. The suspect is being held on suspicion of murder. Authorities said the man told officers he acted “out of anger” after being refused service for not wearing a mask while trying to buy beer. Continue reading “German officials fear anti-mask radicalization after killing”
A Connecticut police officer was being held on $100,000 bail Saturday, accused of being an impaired driver following a Las Vegas crash that left a fellow officer dead, according to reports.
New Haven police Officer Robert Ferraro, 34, a six-year member of the force, was at the wheel of a 2020 Rolls Royce with three other police officers and two women as passengers when the crash occurred around 4 a.m. Friday, FOX 5 of Las Vegas reported. Continue reading “4 Connecticut cops in Las Vegas crash; 1 dead, 1 facing DUI charge: reports”
Pfizer is voluntarily recalling all lots of its anti-smoking drug Chantix due to high levels of cancer-causing agents called nitrosamines in the pills.
The recall is for all lots of 0.5 mg and 1 mg varenicline tablets, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Long-term ingestion of the drug can lead to a “potential increased cancer risk in humans, but there is no immediate risk to patients taking this medication.” Continue reading “Pfizer recalls all lots of anti-smoking drug Chantix over carcinogen presence”
France says that the leader of ISIL (ISIS)-affiliated Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS) group, known for its deadly attacks in the so-called tri-border region of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, has been killed by French forces.
“[Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi], leader of the terrorist group Islamic State in the Greater Sahara was neutralised by French forces,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet on Thursday. Continue reading “France says leader of ISIL group in Sahel has been killed”
TV host Wendy Williams expects “to begin the 13th season of ‘The Wendy Williams Show‘ on Monday, October 4th,” says an Instagram note.
Talk show host Wendy Williams has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. Continue reading “Wendy Williams tests positive for breakthrough case of COVID-19”
The United States will require new immigrants to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as part of its routine medical examination, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Tuesday.
The measure goes into effect on Oct. 1. Most people applying to become a permanent resident in the United States are required to receive the immigration medical examination “to show they are free from any conditions that would render them inadmissible under the health-related grounds,” according to USCIS. Continue reading “U.S. will require most new immigrants to get coronavirus vaccine”
Three former US intelligence agents admitted to committing hacking crimes against the country and providing sophisticated computer hacking tools to the United Arab Emirates, according to court documents made public on Tuesday.
The three hackers that include two US nationals and a former American citizen agreed to pay the penalty of $1.68 mn under a legal settlement with the federal government in a bid to avoid prosecution, said US Justice Department. Continue reading “Three former US intelligence agents admit to hacking for the UAE”
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Fencing outside U.S. Capitol is expected to return ahead of the “Justice for J6” rally, a source familiar with the plans confirmed to ABC News.
The fencing, erected after the Jan. 6 riot, was removed in July. Continue reading “Fence going up around US Capitol, as law enforcement braces for Sept. 18 protest”
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A new variant of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization (WHO) says could have the ability to evade the immunity people get from vaccines and previous infections, has been detected in almost every US state, according to data from epidemiology and genomic database Outbreak.info.
Called Mu, the B.1.621 variant was first detected in Colombia in January this year. As of September 4, cases of the strain have been reported in 47 US states and the District of Columbia, Newsweek was first to report. Continue reading “A new COVID-19 variant called Mu that might be able to evade immunity from vaccines has been detected in almost every US state”
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Another variant of COVID-19 detected in nine countries is causing concern among scientists because it is more transmissible and resistant to vaccines than other variants of the virus.
A pre-print study that emerged last week said the C.1.2 variant, which was first detected in South Africa in May, has since been found in Botswana, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Kingdom, Mauritius, New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland. Continue reading “C.1.2 Variant, Most Mutated COVID Strain So Far, Detected in Nine Countries”
WELLINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – New Zealand reported on Monday that a woman had died following her Comirnaty Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.
An independent COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring board considered that the woman’s death was due to myocarditis, which is known to be a rare side effect of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the health ministry said in a statement. Continue reading “New Zealand reports death of woman after Pfizer COVID vaccine”
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The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday urged the public and private sectors to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations, saying the move is key to getting control of the pandemic.
The call comes one day after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved the Pfizer vaccine, a step that is expected to lead more companies to pull the trigger on mandating vaccination for their employees. Continue reading “American Medical Association calls for public, private sectors to mandate vaccines”
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) on Tuesday announced a new statewide outdoor mask mandate requiring people to wear masks in most outdoor settings regardless of vaccination status.
State of play: Starting Friday, Oregonians will be required to wear masks outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. While the mandate does not apply to outdoor gatherings in private residences, masks are “strongly recommended” when people from different households cannot remain socially distanced. Continue reading “Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces outdoor mask mandate”
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California gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder slammed the state’s minimum wage on Tuesday, saying it should be much lower: zero.
The conservative radio-host-turned-Newsom-challenger criticized the state’s Democratic-led government for imposing a $14 minimum wage for businesses with 26 or more employees and $13 for those employing fewer than 26 people, saying officials are interfering in places they shouldn’t. Continue reading “Recall candidate Larry Elder says California’s minimum wage should be ‘$0’”
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CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. He has grown his own food, cut his own firewood, and tended to his pets and chickens.
But his off-the-grid existence has been challenged in court by a property owner who says he’s been squatting for all those years. And to make Lidstone’s matters worse, his cabin was burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon in a blaze that is being investigated by local authorities. Continue reading “Fire destroys cabin of New Hampshire man forced out of woods”
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Florida prosecutors on Monday filed charges against five Miami Beach police officers for allegedly using excessive force in arrests made in a hotel lobby, officials said.
The five law enforcement officers were charged with misdemeanor battery in the incident that was caught in hotel surveillance footage and body-worn cameras, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle told reporters. Continue reading “5 Miami Beach officers charged after rough arrests of scooter operator, bystander”
“Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29,” Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Kristen Metzger told CNN in a statement. Continue reading “2 more DC police officers who responded to Capitol insurrection have died by suicide”
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said that there will be no national vaccine mandate. She added that she “understands pushback” against the possibility.
Walensky clarified her position after she initially told Fox News told Special Report anchor Bret Baier that she and Democratic President Joe Biden were “looking into” the possibility of establishing a mandate. Continue reading “CDC Director Says There Will Be No Federal Vaccine Mandate, Says She ‘Understands Pushback’”
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine later this year, further delaying the application even as the company announced it had already delivered more than 1 billion doses to other countries.
The Anglo-Swedish drugmaker said the application has been delayed because it has decided to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for full regulatory approval, rather than the fast-track emergency use authorization originally anticipated. As part of this “biologics license application,” the FDA has requested extensive data from clinical trials around the world, as well as data on real world use of the vaccine. Continue reading “AstraZeneca to seek US approval of COVID vaccine in 2nd half”
Body camera footage showed Officer John Haubert striking a compliant Kyle Vinson, a man he was trying to arrest.
Two police officers have been arrested after one beat someone with his service-issued weapon, and the second is accused of failing to intervene. Continue reading “Colorado police officers charged after man pistol-whipped in bloody assault”