A study in Nature Communication found that people who have lower levels of certain antibodies soon after they are infected with the coronavirus may be at higher risk.More studies still needed »
Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world. In the Bible, Methuselah was Noah's grandfather and was said to have lived to be 969 years old. Methuselah the fish is not quite that ancient, but biologists at the California Academy of Sciences believe it is about 90 years old, with no known living peers.
Eric Trump tried to brag about how hard his father, Donald Trump, worked when he was in office, but given the former president's famously light schedule, it didn't go well. Axios obtained Donald Trump's schedule at several points during his administration. Axios reported that in 2018, “executive time” often meant Trump was “in his residence, watching TV, making phone calls and tweeting” and that his typical day didn't begin until 11 a.m., soon after which he took an hourlong lunch.
A Tesla driver said he survived a 14-hour traffic jam in snowy weather with 50 miles of battery range left over. Dan Kanninen said he was "grateful" he was driving an EV during the I-95 gridlock. Cold weather reduces an electric car's battery range by about 20%.
State Sen. Lauren Book often has told the story about how she was sexually abused by her nanny for six years when she was a child. She channeled the pain into a lifetime of helping other abuse survivors. Now after years of working hard to heal herself and restore her life — running a non-profit to help victims, getting married, having children and winning her Senate seat — Book has been victimized again, this time by someone trying to extort her by threatening to reveal nude photos that were stolen from her.
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Tobie Herring hadn't seen his little sisters, Millie and Lizzy in more than a year when he surprised them at school.
A middle-age Southern California man is accused of lying in wait outside local schools for children wearing masks—and then following them around so he can cough at them, spit on them, and taunt them for being “stupid” enough to don the face coverings. The man, captured on video wearing a “Your mask makes you look stupid” T-shirt, has allegedly been continuing his anti-mask harassment campaign for a month in suburban La Crescenta, with a string of alleged incidents under his belt. Fed-up parents finally had enough this week and gathered at the Crescenta Valley Station to demand police take action.
Russia warned Wednesday it would quickly take “retaliatory measures” if the U.S. and its allies reject its security demands over NATO and Ukraine, raising pressure on the West amid concerns that Moscow is planning to invade its neighbor. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied it has any such designs, but the U.S. and its NATO allies are worried about Russia deploying an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine and launching a series of sweeping military maneuvers. As part of the drills, motorized infantry and artillery units in southwestern Russia practiced firing live ammunition, warplanes in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea performed bombing runs, dozens of warships sailed for training exercises in t...
Local health and public-development officials ordered an East Bluff fast-food restaurant to close temporarily. Inappropriate disposal and storage of used cooking grease resulted in problems at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, 1800 N. Knoxville Ave. according to Joe Dulin, the city's community development director.
Donald Trump had around $93 million in the bank as of 2020, Forbes reported, citing documents. It is a far cry from the $793 million he claimed to have at hand in a 2015 Forbes interview. The New York attorney general released a trove of documents about Trump's finances last week.
In Comachuen, a Purepecha Indigenous community of about 10,000 inhabitants nestled high in the pine-clad mountains of the western state of Michoacan, the whole town survives because of the money sent home by migrants working in the United States. The money has allowed their families to remain in Comachuen rather than moving to other parts of Mexico for work. The traditional textiles, woodworking and construction live on, largely because such enterprises are funded by migrants who send money home to build houses here.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's (R) tip line seeking reports of what he describes as “divisive practices” in schools — such as the teaching of critical race theory ― has been hit with fake complaints. Qasim Rashid, a Virginia-based lawyer and former Democratic congressional candidate, tweeted some of the taunting messages that people claim to have sent to a dedicated email address after he sarcastically told followers not to “make a mockery of this.” GOP VA Governor just set up a tip line to report schools & teachers who teach about racism.
A tip from Crime Stoppers led a Texas sheriff's office to an assortment of drugs and an alligator the length of a toddler in one man's home. The Rusk County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Game Warden investigated a home on Jan. 21 after receiving a tip about drug distribution and illegal possession of an alligator, they announced in a Facebook post. A search warrant resulted in officers finding a number of controlled substances, including magic mushrooms, PCP, THC edibles and vape cartridges, and 1 pound of marijuana, the post said.
A Delaware lawmaker who came under fire last year for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers was arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday, just days after announcing that he was resigning for health reasons. Newark police said a warrant was issued Tuesday for Rep. Gerald Brady's arrest on two counts of shoplifting, and that Brady, 65, turned himself in a few hours later. House Democrats announced last Friday that Brady was resigning effective Feb. 4, but they did not disclose that he was under criminal investigation.
Shortly before dying of Covid-19, a father in Los Angeles texted family members to express his regret over not getting vaccinated. Christian Cabrera, 40, tested positive for the coronavirus around Christmas. Not long afterward, he was in an emergency room with pneumonia in both lungs.
Less than a week after the Biden administration announced that it plans to issue 400 million free N95 masks at pharmacies and health centers across the country, some drugstores have already received their shipments and started doling them out. The coveted non-surgical N95 masks, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say “offer the highest level of protection” against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are coming from the Strategic National Stockpile, which is the country's cache of medical-equipment supplies. Most of the pharmacies participating in the federal pharmacy vaccine program, including CVS Walgreens Walmart and Sam's Club, are also participating in the free N95 masks program.
KYIV/BERLIN (Reuters) - So grateful were Ukrainians for British military aid arriving last week that "God Save the Queen" was trending on Twitter, while one winery in western Ukraine offered free drinks to British nationals. But Ukrainians, facing what they fear is a threat of a Russian invasion, are showing less faith in support from a nearer and bigger friend - Germany, where a new coalition government has given signals that are decidedly mixed. Berlin has refused to sell weapons to Ukraine and has pushed to open a new pipeline for Russian gas that would circumvent Ukraine and deprive it of sorely needed transit fees.
Chris Evans' trainer said the actor had an imbalanced body when he was cast to play Captain America. The trainer said Evans was previously focused on working out only his biceps, chest, and core. Evans' body transformation included learning different principles of athleticism and fitness.
Two teenage brothers and a third teen in Pharr, Texas have been charged with beating the brothers' stepfather to death for allegedly sexually abusing his nine-year-old daughter — their half-sister. Christian Trevino, 17, is charged with aggravated assault, capital murder and engaging in criminal activity in the Thursday death of Gabriel Quintanilla, 42. Juan Eduardo Melendez, 18, is also charged with capital murder, aggravated assault and engaging in criminal activity in Quintanilla's death.
"Mucus, along with the respiratory tract and the upper digestive tract, act in many ways as the lubrication, filter and protection for our bodies," he tells Yahoo Life. Also known as phlegm, mucus is made up of mostly water, but it also contains "remnants of skin-lining cells (epithelial cells), antimicrobial enzymes, proteins and inorganic salts," explains Nasseri. "It is produced by your mucous membranes and coats your mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs and gastrointestinal tract."
The chances are rising a powerful storm will sweep the Northeast of the U.S. Friday into Saturday, bringing heavy snow, rain and winds and potentially disrupting air, rail and road transportation as far south as New York and New Jersey. Most Read from Bloomberg The seed of the storm will be making its way into the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, and then drive across the U.S. and Canada, where it will interact with frigid air driving wind chills in Chicago down to minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit (-32 Celsius), according to the National Weather Service. It will then build itself into a nor'easter Friday afternoon off the East Coast and intensify so rapidly it could become a so-called bomb cyclone.
Just as the Omicron wave may have broken across the U.S. comes word of another version of the more transmissible variant, dubbed BA.2. It's been nicknamed by some “stealth Omicron” because it seems to evade identification better than its predecessor. While other new variants that seemed worrisome — like Mu or Lambda — have had little impact, and details remain sketchy, early indications are that BA.2 seems to be spreading even in countries where the original Omicron lineage, BA.1, is dominant.
Andrzej Sitkowski was 15 years old when his mother told him that she had been asked by a neighbor to hide a little Jewish girl from the Nazis at their home. “It was a short conversation, and then, yes, we decided to take in Hadassah and she was brought over to our house in 1943,” Sitkowski says, looking back at those difficult years during World War II when he lived with his widowed mother Helena and younger sister Magda on the outskirts of the Polish capital of Warsaw under German occupation. “Of course, we were afraid, but fear was our daily dish during those years anyway,” Sitkowski told The Associated Press at his home in the Bavarian village of Durach where he settled 10 years ago with his German wife.
Laura Ingraham on Monday broke out her impression of Kate McKinnon imitating her on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend ― and the Fox News host didn't make a very good impression. Watch the videos below. Critics convened on Twitter to roast the right-wing TV personality, telling her to stick to propaganda.
A defense attorney for an officer charged in George Floyd's death said Derek Chauvin called "all of the shots." Three ex-MN officers are standing trial on civil rights charges of depriving Floyd of his constitutional rights. Former Minneapolis officer Chauvin was convicted of Floyd's murder in June 2021.
A monkey with ghostly white circles around its eyes is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund's latest update on the greater Mekong region. The conservation group's report, released Wednesday, highlights the need to protect the rich biodiversity and habitats in the region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. The monkey is called the Popa langur, for it lives on the steep hillsides of the extinct Mt. Popa volcano in Myanmar.
“Cooking is the No. 1 way you’re polluting your home … You’re basically living in this toxic soup.”
“People (myself included) like cooking with gas! It’s one of the few energy uses that inspires brand loyalty to the fuel consumed.”
“It’s time to start making new buildings all-electric and switching out all those existing gas appliances, including gas stoves.”
“If you're looking for personal ways to protect the environment and your health right now, you have much bigger fish to fry.”
“Market-based solutions have not achieved their desired goals, thus new ways of thinking need to emerge.”