Public Health

Second UK lockdown? COVID hospital admissions double every eight days

5 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

LONDON - Britain's health minister said on Friday that the novel coronavirus was accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, but...
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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 18

5 minutes ago   |   National Post

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 18, 2020:
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Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

5 minutes ago   |   National Post

A new survey finds that young people have been vaping less frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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Billions more for health care likely to top premiers' wish list for throne speech

5 minutes ago   |   National Post

OTTAWA - Four conservative-minded premiers are to issue today their wish list for next week's throne speech on which the fate of Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government...
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‘Those who play with fire will get burnt': China issues warning & holds military drills as US official visits Taiwan

‘Those who play with fire will get burnt': China issues warning & holds military drills as US official visits Taiwan

7 minutes ago   |   RT

Beijing has launched military exercises near the Taiwan Strait. The drills coincide with a high-level summit in Taipei attended by a senior US official, which China has labeled...
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London on course for new COVID curbs - Evening Standard

33 minutes ago   |   National Post

LONDON - Official figures due for release later on Friday will show a sharp rise in COVID cases in London, putting Britain's capital at risk of restrictions on socializing over...
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Russia reports 5,905 new coronavirus cases, 134 deaths

33 minutes ago   |   National Post

MOSCOW - Russia reported 5,905 new coronavirus cases on Friday, pushing its tally to 1,091,186, the fourth largest in the world.
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Siah Armajani (1939-2020): An artist of public happiness

33 minutes ago   |   Al Jazeera

If Hannah Arendt theorised public happiness for Americans, Armajani staged it beautifully.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. The Treasury Dept. has...
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All-time coronavirus cases have surpassed 30 million, doubling in the past 2 months

All-time coronavirus cases have surpassed 30 million, doubling in the past 2 months

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Total reported cases of the coronavirus worldwide passed 30 million in the early hours of Friday. The figure has doubled in around two months - the 15...
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At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's ‘criminal' virus response

At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's ‘criminal' virus response

MOOSIC, Pa. - Joe Biden on Thursday went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's downplaying of the pandemic “criminal” and... Read more ...

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

WASHINGTON - FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald... Read more ...

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

The judge called the changes “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Read more ...

Cirelli scores in OT, Lighting beat Isles to reach Cup Final

Cirelli scores in OT, Lighting beat Isles to reach Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta - Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime to send the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the... Read more ...

‘Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested, charged in child porn case

‘Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested, charged in child porn case

FORT WORTH, Texas - “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has been arrested and charged in federal court with the production of child pornography. The 21-year-old cheerleader is accused of... Read more ...

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open due to hamstring injury

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open due to hamstring injury

PARIS - U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured left hamstring. Osaka joins defending champion Ash Barty in skipping the French... Read more ...

Group told to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure at Chiefs game

Group told to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure at Chiefs game

An individual who attended the game and watched from a group's box in Arrowhead Stadium last Thursday tested positive for the coronavirus the very next day. Read more ...

Report: Feds considered using 'heat ray' on DC protesters

Report: Feds considered using 'heat ray' on DC protesters

A military whistleblower says federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices to deal with protesters outside the White House on the June day that law enforcement... Read more ...

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

In a surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Read more ...

How to watch NHL Stanley Cup Final 2020: Times, TV channels, previous winners

How to watch NHL Stanley Cup Final 2020: Times, TV channels, previous winners

The grand finale of the 2019-20 NHL season begins Saturday, Sept. 19. Read more ...