Swine flu has caused nearly 10,000 deaths in the United States, part of an outbreak that has infected about 50 million Americans, government health officials said Thursday. The deaths as of mid-November included about 1,100 children and 7,500 younger adults, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 200,000 people have been hospitalized, he noted. read more
By: Sydney Isenberg items..image.alt JOHNSON CITY, TX " One Texas police department is offering to test people's meth for possible coronavirus contamination. The Johnson City, Texas Police Department took to Facebook saying they have reason to believe methamphetamine in Blanco County may be contaminated with the coronavirus. The department said if people have meth they would like to get tested before use, they can go to the Johnson City Police Department, Blanco County Sheriff's Office or the Blanco Police Department for testing. Those wishing to keep their meth in the "privacy of your own home" can contact the Blanco County Dispatch to have an officer come to your house and test it.
In 1972, the alternative newspaper Vermont Freeman published an essay by Bernie Sanders entitled "Man " and Woman" in which the future U.S. senator included a reference to a woman fantasizing about rape. After Sanders gained political prominence as a presidential candidate in 2015, that essay was brought to wider attention in a profile of Sanders published by Mother Jones on 26 May 2015: read more
Former Vice President Joe Biden has begun telling a story on the campaign trail of his being arrested in South Africa decades ago. The only problem is, he doesn't appear to have mentioned this incident publicly before this month. The Democratic presidential candidate told some version of the following story at one campaign event in South Carolina and two in Nevada over the past two weeks, per The New York Times: On a visit to South Africa decades ago, he claims he tried to visit Nelson Mandela in prison and got arrested. read more
Washington (CNN)The US intelligence community's top election security official appears to have overstated the intelligence community's formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election, omitting important nuance during a briefing with lawmakers earlier this month, three national security officials told CNN.