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An asymptomatic coronavirus carrier infected an apartment neighbor without sharing the same space. A study blames the building's elevator buttons.

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 10:29

A woman infected her downstairs neighbor even though the two never came into close contact. Transmission likely occurred in the elevator.

India reports record daily cases in coronavirus battle

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 10:16

India added a record number of coronavirus cases Sunday, as the world's fourth worst-hit nation opened a huge treatment centre with 10,000 beds in the capital to fight the epidemic. The health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours -- the biggest daily spike since the first case was detected in late January. The surge took India's total tally to more than 673,000 cases and 19,268 deaths.

Frederick Douglass' admonition on the moral rightness of liberty for all

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 09:41

The abolitionist orator's 1852 speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" was both a condemnation of the nation's hypocrisy and praise for America's promise

Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 09:34

The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people on Sunday following a COVID-19 outbreak, a day after Catalonia also introduced a local lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. People living in A Marina along Spain's northern coast in the province of Lugo will not be able to leave the area from midnight on Sunday until Friday, two days before regional elections in Galicia on July 12. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, speaking at a local political rally in Bilbao on Sunday, urged people not to lower their guard, but called for calm as "the early detection of these outbreaks shows the health system is much better prepared" than in March.

I flew on the 4 biggest US airlines during the pandemic to see which is handling it best, and found one blew the rest out of the water

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 09:34

I found that, above all, social distancing is a concept that varies depending on what airline you choose to fly on during the pandemic.

This Chinese Submarine Could Drop a Nuclear Weapon on America

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 09:30

Yet it is still armed with nuclear weapons.

'That didn't last long': Arrests as revelers defy distancing rules after pubs reopen in England

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:56

Officers witnessed "happy drunks, angry drunks, fights, more angry drunks," said John Apter, chair of the Police Federation for England and Wales.

China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rules

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:53

Britain's television watchdog is expected to announce on Monday that China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rules by airing a forced confession of a UK citizen, the Telegraph understands. China’s state broadcaster, which airs in English in the UK as CGTN, is likely to face sanctions, decided in a separate process by Ofcom, which could include hefty fines or being stripped of its broadcast license as a result of the investigation launched May 2019. The ruling could escalate diplomatic tensions between the UK and China at a time when MPs have become more vocal in pressing for a re-think of bilateral relations. The original complaint to Ofcom, filed by Briton Peter Humphrey, focused on a confession forced under duress from him by Chinese authorities in 2013. Mr Humphrey told the Telegraph in an interview last year that he was drugged and handcuffed to an iron chair inside a steel cage. Six uniformed police officers sat at a podium while the lead interrogator read questions from a clipboard and instructed Mr Humphrey how to answer, he said. A heavily edited version made to look like a news ‘interview’ with a bombshell ‘confession’ was broadcast around the world on CGTN, and other channels under parent Chinese state media organisation, CCTV – including in the UK. “They twisted things,” Mr Humphrey previously told the Telegraph. “It was terrifying; all along, I knew I was innocent and that I was being falsely accused. I also knew that I had no way to escape.”

Bombardier just delivered its first Global 5500, a $46 million private jet that can fly nearly 7,000 miles – see inside

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:49

Bombardier's Global 5500 will go head to head with the Gulfstream G500 and already bests the American plane in cabin width and range.

Keeping COVID-19 outside of camps is a near impossible challenge

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:25

Campers and staff promise to isolate before they arrive at camp but in several cases the pandemic has arrived with them.

She got punched in the face while on the bed next to her 4-year-old, mother told cops

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:19

A Vero Beach area woman told Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputy that her live-in boyfriend stopped pinning her to the bed only to punch her in the face.

Iran records highest daily death toll from COVID-19

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:17

The 163 deaths reported on Sunday exceed the previous record from last Monday, when the health ministry reported 162 deaths in a day. The Islamic Republic has recorded a total of 11,571 deaths and 240,438 infections from the coronavirus, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a statement on state TV. Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for a week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday as he launched new measures to try to curb the coronavirus.

Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 07:39

An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.

I flew out of the new LaGuardia Airport terminal 2 weeks after it opened and couldn't believe it was the same airport I hated. Here's what it was like.

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 07:22

Many of the shops and eateries had been closed to the pandemic but the passenger experience was unlike any I'd had before at LaGuardia.

The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 07:03

The agency says its China office found out about the "viral pneumonia" cases from reading an online press release from the Wuhan health commission.

South Carolina: Two dead and eight injured after US nightclub shooting

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 07:03

Two people have died and eight have been injured after a shooting at a nightclub in South Carolina in the early hours of Sunday, a sheriff's official said.A pair of Greenville County sheriff's deputies noticed a disturbance at Lavish Lounge just before 2am, and saw a large crowd running out of the building, Sheriff Hobart Lewis said at a press conference.

My ancestors founded Brown University. Its connection to slavery isn't what you've heard.

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 07:00

It's true that my famous ancestor John Brown defended the slave trade. But many others fought for equality and abolition.

Sturgeon urged to condemn 'abhorrent' border protests urging English to stay out of Scotland

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:34

Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure to condemn “disgraceful” border protests where nationalists in hazmat suits urged English visitors to stay away from Scotland. Jackson Carlaw, the Scottish Conservative leader, said he was concerned that the scenes on Saturday would deter people from coming to Scotland and cause further damage to the country’s tourism sector, which has been devastated by coronavirus. A handful of nationalists turned up at the border over the weekend, urging motorists to “stay out”. Waving saltires and SNP flags, they displayed a banner stating ‘keep Scotland Covid free’.

Rockets target US interests despite arrests: Iraq military

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:15

Two rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military installations overnight, Iraq's security forces said Sunday, a little over a week since unprecedented arrests prevented a similar incident. Since October, US diplomats and troops across Iraq have been targeted by around three dozen missile attacks which Washington has blamed on pro-Iranian armed factions. In the first move of its kind, elite Iraqi troops in late June arrested more than a dozen Tehran-backed fighters who were allegedly planning a new attack on Baghdad's Green Zone, home to the US and other foreign embassies.

'It's hard to defend the president': Warning signs flash for Trump in Wisconsin

Yahoo - Art News - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:10

Joe Biden's campaign has increased investment in and attention to the state as Trump lags in the polls.


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