Finland using dogs trained to sniff out coronavirus at Helsinki Airport – National

Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s Smell Detection Association started working Wednesday at the Helsinki Airport as part of […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 3 days of tributes begin in Washington – National

WASHINGTON – The United States began three days of tributes to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday, as members of the public lined up to pay their respects under the monumental Corinthian columns atop the court’s front steps. Read more: ‘Wonderful’: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final summer was spent with family, friends and […]

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins phase 3 trial – National

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny discharged from hospital in Germany after poisoning – National

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month and then being airlifted to Berlin while still in a coma. “The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the Charite […]

How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus – National

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter, Trump was describing […]

‘Stubborn’ California wildfire fueled by lack of firefighting resources: officials – National

A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented run through Southern California mountains and eventually find fuel in old-growth trees to become one of Los Angeles County’s largest fires ever, an official said Tuesday. The Bobcat Fire has burned for more than […]

Nearly 500 whales found beached off Australia, many of which have already died – National

Rescuers trying to free a pod of whales beached off the Australian island of Tasmania said on Wednesday they had found another 200 stranded mammals, bringing the total to 470 and making it one of the country’s biggest beachings. As a rescue effort began its third day off the southern island’s rugged west coast, rescuers said […]

U.S. election: Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden in rebuke of Trump – National

Cindy McCain endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president Tuesday in a rebuke of U.S. President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP’s 2008 nominee. Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain’s family since he disparaged the Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. But the McCains have until now stopped […]

World leaders clash over coronavirus during virtual United Nations meeting – National

Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted them to unite and tackle the era’s towering problems: the coronavirus, the “economic calamity” it unleashed and the risk of a new Cold War between the United States […]

Black man was not holding gun when fatally shot by Los Angeles police, lawyer says – National

A Black man shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies wasn’t holding a gun when they opened fire, attorneys for his family said Tuesday, contradicting a claim that he had picked up a dropped weapon during a struggle.   Read more: Protesters gather after Black man shot, killed by police in Los […]