Mobile County teacher in induced coma from COVID-19, friends asking

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MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - A Mobile County school teacher is in a medically-induced coma battling complications from COVID-19. Misty McKee teaches first grade at Dodge Elementary School in Mobile. Described by friends as positive, hard-working and fun, McKee began feeling symptoms related to a possible sinus infection in early July, but began having respiratory problems…

The coronavirus curves are starting to flatten — again

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It’s like déjà vu all over again. Stare long enough at those ubiquitous state-by-state charts of new daily COVID-19 cases, and you’ll notice a pattern: infections seem to be peaking in the hard-hit states of Texas, Florida and Arizona.Or, as Vice President Pence might say, “under the leadership” of President Trump “our whole-of-America approach” is flattening…

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant dies after testing positive for COVID-19

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A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant died after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month in California, following an employee training at the airline's headquarters.Hawaiian Airlines President & CEO Peter Ingram told employees in an internal memo distributed on Tuesday that Jeff Kurtzman, a senior Los Angeles-based flight attendant, died this week.He had been a part of the…

Two of the ISIS terrorists dubbed the Beatles admit involvement

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WASHINGTON — Two of the British ISIS terrorists dubbed the “Beatles” further incriminated themselves in the mistreatment of Western hostages in Syria, including Americans Kayla Mueller and James Foley, in interviews obtained exclusively by NBC News.In the interviews, the two men, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, for the first time admitted their involvement in…

After Months of Advocacy, Schumer Secures Critical Step to Providing Well-Deserved Care and Compensation...

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Following months of tireless advocacy for Vietnam War veterans in Upstate New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes his provision to add bladder...

Undocumented immigrants now able to receive driver privilege cards in

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Governor Northam signed legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to be issued driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles, starting January 1, 2021."We had a meeting about this bill, here in Richmond, and a group of advocates came. One of them could not get into the Patrick Henry building because they did…

Brindisi Only Member of New York’s Congressional Delegation to Receive Prestigious ‘Breakthrough Champion’ Award...

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Congressman Anthony Brindisi was the only member of the New York Congressional Delegation to be named a 2020 Medicare Advantage Breakthrough Champion by the Better Medicare Alliance, a leading national Medicare Advantage advocacy group....

Catalan leader demands investigation into Spain spying claim

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MADRID (AP) — The speaker of the Catalan regional parliament demanded Tuesday that the Spanish government launch an official investigation into reports that his cellphone was the target of espionage, allegedly by Spanish security services.Roger Torrent, a leading supporter of Catalonia’s efforts to break away from Spain and become an independent country, said the reports…

Chinese university sacks professor who criticised President Xi, friends say

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing law professor who has been an outspoken critic of China's President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party was fired by his university after being released from a nearly week-long detention, his friends said.Xu Zhangrun, a constitutional law professor at the prestigious Tsinghua University, returned home on Sunday morning, six…

Philippines to use police in house-to-house searches for COVID-19 cases

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By Karen Lema and Neil Jerome MoralesMANILA (Reuters) - Philippine authorities and police will carry out house-to-house searches for COVID-19 patients to prevent wider transmission, a minister said on Tuesday, amid soaring death and infection numbers and some areas returning to a stricter lockdown.Interior Minister Eduardo Año urged the public to report cases in their…