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Tropical Storm Isaias is bringing tornadoes and heavy rain to the Mid-Atlantic after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane

Satellite imagery of Isaias shows it spreading north along the Atlantic coast. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR GOES-East Tropical Storm Isaias is moving up the Eastern Seaboard after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Monday night near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. The storm has caused more than 2 million outages in the Mid-Atlantic region. The storm brought tornadoes and heavy rainfall to Maryland an...

'Sorry to burst the magic bubble' says Florida lawmaker of hydroxychloroquine as he battles COVID-19

After two weeks battling COVID-19, State Rep. Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) posted on Facebook that he needed his lungs X-rayed as his symptoms now included a recurring fever and a hacking chest cough. He remarked that the hydroxychloroquine therapy he had been on proved ineffective. “I’ve had a cold who knows how many times. I have never had to deal with anything like this. And for those who want to be...

Trump threatens legal action after Nevada passes bill to expand mail-in voting

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to challenge a bill approved by Nevada’s state legislature that would guarantee mail-in ballots to all active voters, as the president stepped up his attacks on states’ efforts to expand vote-by-mail amid the pandemic. “We will be suing in Nevada, and that’s already been taken care of,” Trump said of the meas...

Seattle Police Chief Urges City Council to Stop Protestors’ Intimidation Tactics after Group Visits Her Home

Seattle police chief Carmen Best is urging the city council to take a stand against protestors intimidating public officials and employees after “a large group of aggressive protestors” visited her home on Sunday night. “I urge both of you, and the entire council, to stand up for what is right,” Best wrote Monday in a letter addressed to the council’s president Lorena González and public safety ch...

Trump Adm Bails Out Charter Jet Firm That Helps Deport Migrants

The Trump administration’s efforts to deport undocumented immigrants en masse just got more expensive. And the agency charged with loading people onto planes and flying them back to their home countries is blaming the coronavirus pandemic for the price hike. In April, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, increased its payments under a contract aw...

U.S. astronauts who made first splashdown landing in 45 years to talk about their experience

Two U.S. astronauts who were the first to ride a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station and the first to make a splashdown landing in 45 years, will share their experiences with the media Tuesday afternoon. U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history after flying to the International Space Station and returning aboard a commercial spacecraft. 0:00 Two U.S. astronauts...

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu will defend U.S. Open title

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu will defend her women’s title at the U.S. Open, but defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal said Tuesday he will skip it due to the coronavirus pandemic. Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, right, after defeating Serena WIlliams, left, in the U.S. Open women’s final in September. Andreescu said she will defend her women’s title this year. (AFP via...

Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy protection, plans to close all 38 stores

Venerable U.S. retailer Lord & Taylor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, becoming the latest in a growing list of storied names to do so amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the retail sector. Lord & Taylor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over the weekend, and estimated both assets and liabilities in the range of $100 million US to $500 million US. (Mary Altaff...

Teen accused in Twitter hack targeting Obama, Bill Gates, others pleads not guilty

A Florida teen identified as the mastermind of the scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts belonging to politicians, celebrities and tech moguls in order to scam people out of more than $100,000 US in Bitcoin has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of fraud. Graham Ivan Clark, a Florida teen identified as the mastermind of scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts of politicians, cel...

COVID-19 vaccine won’t be a ‘silver bullet,’ chief public health officer says

Canadians shouldn’t expect a COVID-19 vaccine to be a “silver bullet” that will bring a swift end to the coronavirus pandemic and a return to normal, according to the country’s chief public health officer. A nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. (Han...

Meghan’s birthday message and other good news stories

It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem.

New obesity guidelines shift focus to root causes rather than weight loss

New Canadian guidelines for treatment of obesity call for a shift in focus to the root causes rather than weight loss alone, which means doctors working with patients to understand underlying issues like genetics, trauma and mental-health issues. New Canadian guidelines for treatment of obesity call for a shift in focus to the root causes rather than weight loss alone, which means doctors working ...

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