As Monkeypox Spreads, US Plans to Declare a Health Emergency

As Monkeypox Spreads, US Plans to Declare a Health Emergency

As monkeypox continues to surge in the United States, President Biden’s health secretary plans to declare a national health emergency, perhaps as soon as Thursday, according to a federal official familiar with the discussions. The declaration, which many experts said was long overdue, would signal that the outbreak now represents a significant threat to Americans … Read more

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given … Read more

Colorado has outsize role in conspiracist Mike Lindell’s elections assault – The Durango Herald

Colorado has outsize role in conspiracist Mike Lindell's elections assault – The Durango Herald

Document reveals more details on MyPillow CEO’s ‘election integrity’ group run by Coloradans Mike Lindell addresses a crowd gathered on the steps of the state Capitol for an event called the “Colorado Election Truth Rally,” which was organized by individuals who question the results of the 2020 presidential election, in Denver on April 5. (Kevin … Read more

Lordstown Motors (RIDE) Q2 2022 earnings and production

Lordstown Motors (RIDE) Q2 2022 earnings and production

Workers install door hinges to the body shell of a prototype Endurance electric pickup truck on June 21, 2021 at Lordstown Motors assembly plant in Ohio. Michael Wayland | CNBC Embattled electric truck startup Lordstown Motors on Thursday reaffirmed plans to begin commercial production of its first vehicle this quarter and roll out the first … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in 'Assassin's Creed' maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a … Read more

Parkland shooting trial: Jurors to visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School today

Parkland shooting trial: Jurors to visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School today

The building on the school’s campus has remained sealed since the February 2018 shooting to preserve it for the trial. A new building that opened in 2020 has taken on the role of the structure, which officials have said will be torn down. The visit is meant to help jurors analyze the evidence presented in … Read more

Stock futures are flat as Wall Street takes a breather after Dow’s 400-point rally

Stock futures are flat as Wall Street takes a breather after Dow's 400-point rally

Bank of England announces largest interest rate hike in 27 years The Bank of England on Thursday hiked interest rates by half of a percentage point, the sixth consecutive increase and first bump of this size since 1997, in an effort to cool off inflation. Inflation in the UK is also at a 40-year high, … Read more

Wine Scully Was Los Angeles

Wine Scully Was Los Angeles

He was Venice Beach, Pink’s hot dog stand and the Hollywood Bowl all rolled into one. He was Los Angeles, the sound of summer, the poet laureate of the Dodgers — Brooklyn and Los Angeles — for 67 seasons. We knew Vin Scully wasn’t going to last forever. It only seemed as if it might. … Read more