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Another Vaccine Enters Human Trials

Washington, DC (WJLA) - As doctors and researchers desperately search for a way to prevent COVID-19, another vaccine for the virus enters human trials. The first volunteer was expected to be given the vaccine on Monday in Australia. The…

WHO Pauses Studying Hydroxychloroquine

(CNN) - The World Health Organization is hitting 'pause' on studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential COVID-19 treatment. And it is doing so because of safety concerns. The decision was made after an observational study was published in the medical…

US Air Force Removes Pilot Height Restrictions

(CNN) - Did you know there were height restrictions to become a pilot in the Air Force? No shorter than 5'4 or taller than 6'5. Until now. The Air Force is scrapping those height requirements. And removing that minimum…

Elon Musk, Grimes Slightly Change Baby's Name

(CNN) - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his girlfriend, singer 'Grimes,' are backtracking a bit on their newborn's highly unusual name. Musk announced earlier this month their son's name is 'X AE12 Musk.' Speculation arose that the…

White House Announces Brazil Travel Restrictions

(CNN) - President Trump is restricting travel from Brazil to the United States. Sunday's proclamation bans people from entering the U.S. if they've been in the South American nation in the previous two weeks. The new rule does not…

CDC Estimates 35% Of Infections Are Asymptomatic

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 35% of people infected with coronavirus are asymptomatic. And it says about .4% of people who develop COVID-19 will die from it. The numbers are part of new…

Grayton Beach Named Best Beach In U.S.

Pensacola, FL (WEAR) - Doctor beach has just named the top beach in America. It's Grayton Beach State Park in Florida, known for fine sand and clear water. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal expert and professor at Florida International University…

CDC Warns About Rodents Amid Pandemic

New York, NY (WPIX) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that aggressive mice and rats could be a problem due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency says community-wide restaurant closures of are leading to a…

TSA Changes Some Screening Procedures

(CNN) - The Transportation Security Administration announced some screening changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Passengers should now hang onto their boarding passes, rather than hand them to TSA officers. Instead, officers will look at the boarding passes…

NASA Names Telescope In Honor Of Female Astronomer

(CNN) - NASA'S first chief astronomer gets honored with a telescope. The Nancy Grace Roman space telescope is in development and will likely be launched within the next few years. Roman was born in 1925 and became fascinated with…

Study Ranks Best Cities To Find Coffee

(CNN) - A new study ranks U.S. cities by their love of coffee. The site Apartment Guide has released its list of best cities for coffee lovers in America. The study ranked 308 cities by looking at the coffee-related…

U.S. Wants Artifact Bought By Hobby Lobby Back In Iraq

(CNN) - Federal authorities want a rare, ancient tablet bought by a craft store chain to be returned to Iraq. Federal authorities filed a civil complaint this week to forfeit the "Gilgamesh Dream Tablet" to U.S. authorities because they…

Number Of Births In Us Falls To Lowest In 35 Years

(CNN) - The number of births in the U.S. last year was the lowest total in more than three decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were about 3.7 million births in 2019. That represents…

They're Coming! 17-Year Cicadas Expected To Emerge

(CNN) - Get ready to hear that eerie noise that can only come from a cicada! Experts say a massive amount of the noisy bugs are making their way to the skies after 17-years underground. They believe as many…

Sun Experiencing Less Active Phase

(CNN) - The sun is currently going through a less active phase called a solar minimum. That's when the sun is much quieter, meaning less sunspots and energy. In the next few decades, some solar scientists think that we…

Doctors Issue Warning On COVID-Related Syndrome In Kids

(CNN) - Doctors are warning that kids who may have COVID-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome, need immediate attention and will likely have to be hospitalized. The symptoms of MIS-C include stomach pain, vomiting, fever and maybe a rash. Doctors say…

Study: Global Carbon Emissions Lowest In 15 Years

(CNN) - Coronavirus has been brutal. Killing hundreds of thousands of people around the world, infecting millions, and battering the economy. But in the most literal sense of the phrase, it's been a breath of fresh air. Carbon emissions…

EasyJet: Hacker Stole Data On 9 Million Customers

(CNN) - Hackers have stolen the data of millions of EasyJet customers. The European budget airline said in a statement on Tuesday, a "sophisticated source" had accessed the email address and travel details of approximately 9-million customers. And possibly…

Treasury Sending Stimulus Pay In Debit Cards

(CNN) - If you are still waiting on your stimulus payment from the government, keep an eye out for a debit card in the mail. The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Monday it's going to start mailing some stimulus…

Study: Alaska Tsunami Likely In Next Two Decades

(CNN) - Researchers are warning of a potential tsunami in Alaska in a few decades. They say a melting glacier may destabilize a massive slope in Barry Arm a Fjord 60 miles from Anchorage. The New York Times reports…

America Is Running Out Of Thermometers

(CNN) - Thermometers are hard to come by these days and it could get worse. Thermometer manufacturers and distributors say the devices were already in high demand earlier this year when healthcare providers started ordering more to scan COVID-19…

U.S. Surpasses 90K COVID Deaths

(CNN) - In 102 days, more than 90,000 people in the U.S. have died from coronavirus. That's the latest update Monday from Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases here. The first known U.S. coronavirus-related fatality was February 6th. Since…

Gold Prices Soar In 2020, Nears 8-Year High

(CNN) - Gold prices are soaring this year and they could pass the all time high of $1,900. In March, the prices dipped along with the rest of the market because of coronavirus fears. But now, gold prices are…

USS Roosevelt Sailors Training On Simulation

(CNN) - The USS Theodore Roosevelt is in preparation to return to active operations. Right now the ship is at naval base Guam and sailors aboard the coronavirus stricken aircraft carrier "are simulating being at sea." It comes as…

DHS To Advise On 5G Cell Tower Conspiracies

(CNN) - The Department of Homeland Security is getting ready to advise the telecom industry about actions that can be taken to prevent 5G cell towers from getting attacked. This comes after numerous incidents in Western Europe that were…

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