State confirms first flu-related pediatric
State confirms first flu-related pediatric death of season WCVB Boston
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 5:43 pm
Obi-Wan Kenobi Series on Hold as Calls Go
Obi-Wan Kenobi Series on Hold as Calls Go Out for New Scripts Hollywood ReporterObi-Wan Series on Hold; Scripts Being Reworked for Disney+ Show Collider.com‘Obi-Wan’ Disney+ Series Delayed ‘Indefinitely,’ London Crew Sent Home Yahoo EntertainmentObi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Show Reportedly on Hold, Crew Dismissed - IGN IGNWield your very own Force FX Lightsaber: Obi-Wan, Kylo Ren, more from $86 9to5ToysView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 5:31 pm
Texas A&M student tested for possible
Texas A&M student tested for possible coronavirus exposure, had traveled to China Fox NewsChinese city of 11 million on lockdown amid deadly virus l ABC News ABC NewsIs China Setting Itself Up for Another Epidemic? The New York TimesHow the new coronavirus compares to Ebola, Zika and SARS Washington PostHow worried should we be about the coronavirus? | TheHill The HillView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 4:44 pm
Google I/O 2020 will kick off on May 12th -
Google I/O 2020 will kick off on May 12th The VergeGoogle I/O 2020 confirmed for May 12-14 (Updated) Android PoliceGoogle I/O 2020 will take place May 12-14 at Shoreline in Mountain View 9to5GoogleGoogle launches collaborative game to reveal when I/O 2020 is happening The VergeGoogle schedules I/O 2020 for May 12-14 in Mountain View VentureBeatView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 4:05 pm
Former Insys CEO sentenced to prison time
Former Insys CEO sentenced to prison time for pushing opioids CBS Evening NewsPharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial NPRJohn Kapoor, founder of Insys Therapeutics, sentenced to 66 months in landmark fentanyl bribery case USA TODAYFounder of Opioid Maker Sentenced to 5½ Years in Prison The Wall Street JournalFormer Billionaire John Kapoor, Founder Of Insys Therapeutics, Sentenced To 5.5 Years In Prison ForbesView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 3:53 pm
FBI Restricts Evidence Collected From Carter
(Bloomberg) -- The FBI has decided to restrict all information collected from surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in 2016 and 2017 after serious mistakes were uncovered in court applications for the wiretaps, according to a new court filing.Two of four court applications to conduct surveillance on Page weren’t valid because they didn’t have sufficient evidence to establish probable cause to believe he was acting as an agent of a foreign power, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg wrote in an order released Thursday.The FBI acted in response to a blistering report from the Justice Department’s internal watchdog that found 17 “significant errors or omissions” in its efforts to obtain wiretaps against Page after he left the Trump campaign in late 2016 and the first half of 2017. President Donald Trump and his conservative supporters have frequently cited flaws in the FBI’s pursuit of Page as evidence Trump was the victim of a “witch hunt.”The Federal Bureau of Investigation told Boasberg in December that it decided to “sequester all collection the FBI acquired pursuant to the Court’s authorizations” of all four applications, according to the order, reported earlier Thursday by the Wall Street Journal.The FBI said the restrictions would remain in place pending a review of related investigations and possible litigation.“The government has not described what steps are involved in such sequestration or when it will be completed,” Boasberg wrote. “It has, however, undertaken to provide an update to the court when the FBI completes the sequestration.”Boasberg is the presiding judge of the secretive court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which approves classified wiretap applications.Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, said in his report in December that “significant questions regarding the FBI chain of command’s management and supervision of the FISA process” were raised because “many basic and fundamental errors were made on four FISA applications by three separate, hand-picked teams, on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations.”Trump has called the findings in the report “far worse than I ever thought possible” and the actions it cited a “disgrace.”Nonetheless, Horowitz said in his report that the FBI acted properly when it began a broad investigation into whether then-candidate Trump or people around him conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. Horowitz also said he found no political bias in the FBI’s decision to conduct surveillance of Page and other Trump campaign officials, but said his office was given unsatisfactory answers by FBI officials on the failures in the Page warrant applications.Boasberg’s order directs the FBI to give the court a detailed description by Jan. 28 of steps being taken to restrict access to the Page material, including information that may have been disclosed to Justice Department prosecutors or people outside the FBI. The bureau is also directed to explain its review of the Horowitz report, as well as related investigations and litigation.To contact the reporter on this story: Chris Strohm in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Bill Faries at email@example.com, Larry Liebert, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 2:29 pm
Canadians petition for Prince Harry and
Thousands of Canadians have signed a petition demanding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pay for their own security costs, amid mounting concern the country could be saddled with a bill costing millions of dollars.Since the couple announced they were giving up formal royal duties and public money, they have been holed up in a $20m private mansion on a secluded cove on Canada’s Victoria Island.
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 2:04 pm
New Suspected Coronavirus Cases Pop Up in
Officials across the United States probed potential cases of a new coronavirus on Thursday, while a divided World Health Organization declined to dub the deadly outbreak a health emergency and authorities confirmed the first death outside the virus’s Chinese city of origin.Brazos County, Texas, officials said they had isolated a potential 2019 novel coronavirus patient at home, pending precautionary testing. The individual had recently visited Wuhan, China, where 17 people have died and hundreds more have fallen sick since last month. Texas A&M University confirmed that one of its students was identified as the possible case there and said the “immediate health risk to the campus community” was low.Meanwhile, a sick individual representing another potential case in California reportedly arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Mexico City on an American Airlines flight at about 6:45 p.m. local time on Wednesday. They were taken to the hospital with flu-like symptoms, NBC Los Angeles reported. It’s not yet clear when the results of the evaluation on the suspected cases will be available, but local health authorities in Los Angeles County said it was “very possible” the area will see cases of the virus, since so many people travel from China to Southern California. The LA County Department of Public Health said in a statement that there have been no confirmed local cases of the virus, that “currently the risk of local transmission is low,” and that the county responds to suspected cases by working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “to assess and test.”Coronavirus Patient Had Close Contact With 16 in Washington StateOfficials with the CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Beast regarding either suspected case. A patient in Washington state was announced as the first official U.S. case of the virus on Tuesday.Also on Thursday, an emergency committee convened in Geneva by the World Health Organization decided against declaring a global health emergency and planned to re-evaluate the issue in 10 days, while acknowledging the “urgency” of the situation. Such a declaration is rare and reserved for “serious, sudden, unusual or unexpected” outbreaks and would have given the organization broader authority to shape global responses to the virus, reported The New York Times. The organization said in a press release that committee members were split, with some believing it was “still too early” to designate the outbreak a global health emergency.Two days earlier, the CDC announced the first U.S. case of the virus in Washington state: a man in his 30s who became ill days after returning from Wuhan, China on Jan. 15. Because of the man’s travel history, officials collected a clinical specimen and sent it to the CDC overnight, where laboratory testing confirmed the diagnosis through a real time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test, also known as rRT-PCR.The CDC said at the time that it was in the final stages of developing a version of the test that would be able to confirm cases outside of CDC facilities. Until those tests are shared with the CDC’s domestic and international partners, they must take place on site in Atlanta. The man in Washington state reportedly had close contact with at least 16 people since returning from China—before he was isolated from the public—and the CDC said Tuesday that it had deployed a team to trace his contacts and “determine if anyone else has become ill.”During a recent update, hospital officials said the Washington patient was resting comfortably, making progress, and being cared for by a group of volunteer nurses.The first death linked to the virus outside of Wuhan was confirmed by provincial authorities more than 600 miles north of that city on Thursday afternoon. The 80-year-old victim had lived in Wuhan—a major port city of 11 million people—for more than two months, according to the health department in the province of Hebei. Wuhan is now under total quarantine.The man’s death marked the 18th total fatality caused by the virus, which can infect both animals and people, and cause severe illnesses in the respiratory tract, including SARS. The CDC has confirmed limited person-to-person spread of the virus, but officials have not fleshed out just how easily it is spread. Associated symptoms include fever, cough, and trouble breathing. Roughly 800 people died during a 2003 SARS outbreak.Last Friday, the CDC began entry screening of thousands of passengers at airports in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles—the U.S. airports that receive most travelers from Wuhan, China. Similar screenings were added this week in Atlanta and Chicago.Eric Toner, a senior scientist with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the University’s School of Public Health, told The Daily Beast on Thursday that the current risk to the average person in the United States remained “low” but that screening methods were also “far from perfect.”“The important thing is to identify people as early as possible, get them tested, and get them isolated,” said Toner. “That’s how you control the introduction of a contagious disease into a country.”“But I’d be shocked if we don’t see some more cases,” he added.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 1:55 pm
Canada's TSB says Iran has invited it to
Canada's Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it has been invited by Iran to participate in the download and analysis of the flight recorders from the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines jet “whenever and wherever” that takes place. Iran has acknowledged that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at the jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran's main airport earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board. Fifty-seven Canadians died and 138 of the passengers were headed to Canada.
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 1:29 pm
Senators reportedly laugh as Democrats play
Democrats are continuing to make their impeachment argument by citing President Trump's allies and officials, this time getting in a dig at Rudy Giuliani in the process. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), one of the impeachment managers who spoke Thursday in Democrats' second day of opening arguments in the Senate's trial, took apart the conspiracy theory pushed by Trump that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 election by hacking the Democratic National Committee.To make her point that this theory has no basis in reality, Garcia referred to the words of Trump's former Homeland Security adviser, Tom Bossert, who told ABC News last year this "conspiracy theory" has been "completely debunked." Bossert in the clip played in the Senate went on to voice frustrations with Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, for pushing this conspiracy theory, quoting a former senator's magazine article as saying that one of the "ways to impeach oneself" is "hiring Rudy Giuliani."Previously, Garcia played a clip of FBI Director Christopher Wray stating in an interview, "We have no information that indicates that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 presidential election." This was another example during Democrats' impeachment arguments of using clips from Trump allies and officials to make their argument after House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) made strategic use of 1990s-era quotes from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Alan Dershowitz, a member of Trump's impeachment defense team, to argue abuse of power is impeachable. HuffPost's Ryan Reilly reports that when Bossert in the clip quipped that hiring Giuliani is a way to self-impeach, there were "a lot of laughs on both sides of the Senate chamber." > A portion of ex-Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert's interview with @GStephanopoulos last summer on the debunked theory of 2016 election meddling was played by House impeachment managers during the Senate trial.> > Watch his exchange on @ThisWeekABC. https://t.co/jfWy6wWWqf pic.twitter.com/ze8hQfg2is> > -- This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 23, 2020More stories from theweek.com Democrats walked right into Mitch McConnell's trap 5 brutally funny cartoons about Mitch McConnell's impeachment rules The Oprah's Book Club controversy, explained
Posted on 23 January 2020 | 1:01 pm