Month: April 2020

Page: 80

An undated photo shared by the City of Tallahassee in Florida shows RVs set up to house utility workers during the COVID19 pandemic.- (City of Tallahassee)(NEW YORK) — Think how much worse this coronavirus crisis would be if the power went out.   That’s one of the reasons utility operators, the people who run your […]

LaserLens/iStock(WASHINGTON) — More than 12,000 people applied to be a member of NASA’s next class of astronauts, which has plans to send the first woman to the Moon by 2024 and first humans to Mars in the 2030s Applications opened for the Artemis program at the beginning of March, making the first time in four […]

Kameleon007/iStock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of thousands of masks and other pieces of medical equipment seized from a Brooklyn man will be distributed to medical workers on the front lines treating novel coronavirus patients in New York and New Jersey, the Justice Department and Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday. According to the DOJ, […]

katifcam/iStock(NEW YORK) — Public and private EMS services in New York City and Long Island have been stretched to the brink, according to an internal memo obtained by ABC News. The memo, distributed late Wednesday to New York officials and first responders, said certain near-death patients will likely not be able to be saved while […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system and a cold front are moving out of the Rockies as heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain are now headed for the Upper Midwest and the Plains. Already, up to 17 inches of April snow fell in Wyoming and 11 inches in South Dakota, just west of Rapid […]

felixmizioznikov/iStock(NEW YORK) — The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly, with 100,000 additional confirmed cases in the U.S. this past week alone, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Part of the U.S. and the global community have been trying to combat this spread of the novel coronavirus is by instituting measures such as social […]

Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 47,000 people around the world, including at least 5,116 people in the United States. Globally, more than 935,000 people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 193,700 of […]

iStock/Panama7(BERLIN) — In the Berlin neighborhood of Pankow, a 196-foot stretch of the Berlin wall has been torn down to make way for condominiums, sparking the ire of historians. “The partial demolition of the continuous piece of the hinterland wall on Dolomitenstrasse is a clear loss of original wall remains,” Manfred Wichmann, head of the […]

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — While much of the United States and Europe has been staying home to avoid COVID-19 as it kills thousands, terrorist groups are blasting online propaganda messages toward followers and potential recruits which hail the calamity of the disease as divine retribution. In propaganda communiques this week, ISIS and al-Qaeda have each claimed […]

holgs/iStock(TAIPEI, Taiwan) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has announced plans to donate 10 million masks to countries that have been most severely impacted by the coronavirus. On the heels of an estimated $35 billion stimulus package intended to bolster the island nation’s economy, Taiwan pledges to donate masks and medical supplies to the rest of […]

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