Germany passes 2 million mark for COVID cases

Germany passes 2 million mark for COVID cases

BERLIN — Germany has passed the mark of 2 million confirmed COVID infections since the start of the pandemic. The country’s disease control agency said Friday that there were 22,368 newly confirmed cases over the past 24-hour period, taking the total to 2,000,958. The Robert Koch Institute said…
Female inmate's execution on hold; 2 more halted over COVID

Female inmate’s execution on hold; 2 more halted over COVID

MISSION, Kan. – The U.S. government’s plans to carry out its first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades were on hold Tuesday amid a flurry of legal rulings, and two other executions set for later this week were halted because the inmates tested positive for…
From smart pillows to COVID tests, tech products address pandemic

From smart pillows to COVID tests, tech products address pandemic

SAN ANTONIO – If the pandemic has you stressed out and unable to sleep, how about a smart pillow to soothe you into personalized comfort? It’s just one of the products wowing the audience of the Consumer Electronics Show, which ditched the giant Vegas showroom this year for…
Brooke Army Medical Center to transfer pediatric patients to preserve COVID effort

Brooke Army Medical Center to transfer pediatric patients to preserve COVID effort

In an effort to preserve staffing and resources in the midst of the pandemic, the Brooke Army Medical Center has announced it will transfer new pediatric patients needing inpatient care to local children’s hospitals at this time. “We are taking this additional precautionary measure to ensure our healthcare…
Inmate who survived execution attempt dies; COVID suspected

Inmate who survived execution attempt dies; COVID suspected

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio death row inmate who survived an attempt to execute him by lethal injection in 2009 died Monday of possible complications of COVID-19, the state prisons system said. At the time of the 2009 procedure, condemned prisoner Romell Broom was only the second inmate…
Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes $1.4…
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