Trump team rolls out video of Dems calling for ‘fight’ in impeachment defense – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted February 12, 2021 3:07 pm     Updated February 12, 2021 3:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Donald Trump’s lawyers are arguing that his words […]

AstraZeneca says it is tweaking vaccine to fight South African coronavirus variant – National

Developers of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine expect to have a modified jab to cope with the South Africa coronavirus variant by autumn, the vaccine’s lead researcher said Sunday. Health officials in Britain are trying to contain the spread of the variant first identified in South Africa amid concerns that it is more contagious or resistant […]

Calls mount for U.S. to take advantage of rapid coronavirus tests to fight pandemic – National

When a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 outbreak at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, school officials conducted rapid screening on more than 1,000 students in a week, including many who didn’t have symptoms. Although such asymptomatic screening isn’t approved by regulators and the 15-minute tests aren’t as sensitive as the genetic one […]

Canada working ‘very, very closely’ with U.S. to fight coronavirus: Trudeau – National

Canada is working closely with the new U.S. administration to fight the coronavirus and will succeed in inoculating its population despite “momentary disruptions” in the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. Trudeau’s Liberal government is under pressure over the slow roll out of the vaccination program, caused in part by […]

City of Germany’s patient zero says Covid-19 fight not over

A year after Germany’s first Covid-19 patient was admitted to a Munich hospital, its exhausted doctors say the fight against the virus is far from over, despite a recent decline in cases. “The situation is easing up a bit but our teams are tired and the virus hasn’t disappeared yet,” said Clemens Wendtner, a professor […]

Britain’s Captain Tom hospitalized for COVID-19 after raising millions to fight virus – National

Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has been hospitalized with COVID-19, his daughter said Sunday. Hannah Ingram-Moore revealed in a statement posted on Twitter that her father, widely known as Captain Tom, has been admitted to Bedford Hospital […]

Girl, 15, fatally stabbed in grocery store fight with younger girls in Louisiana – National

A 15-year-old girl was fatally stabbed in a fight with four younger girls at a grocery store in Lake Charles, La., in what police described as a “cold” killing captured on video. The incident happened Saturday night around 7:30 p.m. at a grocery store, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. […]

China builds new hospital in 5 days to fight surge in coronavirus cases – National

China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in five days to fight a surge in infections in a city south of Beijing, state media reported. The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in Nangong in Hebei province, the Xinhua News Agency said. All […]

Trump largely mum on toll of coronavirus as he continues to fight election results – National

U.S. President Donald Trump has been highlighting lots of really big numbers this week: New highs for the stock market. The 100-plus House members backing a lawsuit challenging his election loss. The nearly 75 million people who voted for him. All the while, he’s looked past other staggering and more consequential figures: The record […]

Fists and pig guts fly as Taiwan politicians fight over pork imports – National

Taiwan saw perhaps the gutsiest political battle in its history on Friday, when lawmakers stopped using their words and started throwing fists and pig intestines in a bizarre parliament brawl. The chaotic melee broke out during a demonstration against U.S. pork and beef imports on Friday, following months of sizzling tension between the ruling […]