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BBB Warns Of Phony Face Masks For Coronavirus

(CNN) - Face masks might seem ubiquitous in areas hardest hit with coronavirus. But, the Better Business Bureau warns; con artists might use them to scam you. The Bureau says to watch out for low-quality counterfeit masks. It says…

Coronavirus: Gates Foundation Donating $100 million

(CNN) - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has promised to give up to $100 million to help contain the new coronavirus outbreak. The organization is directing that $20-millioin go immediately to groups like the CDC and the World…

DHS Bans New Yorkers From Global Entry

(CNN) - DHS  is banning the people of New York from using programs to quickly get through airport security. On Wednesday, the acting secretary of Homeland Security told Fox News that residents of New York will not be accepted…

CDC To Distribute Coronavirus Test Kits Worldwide

(CNN) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will distribute 400 test kits for Wuhan coronavirus each test kit can perform up to 800 patient samples. The test is called a reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction test.…

Report: Sea Level Rising Rapidly Along U.S. Coastline

(CNN) - U.S. coastlines are shrinking as the sea level continues to rise at an accelerated rate. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science says it's happening at 25 of the country's tide-gauge stations. The Gulf Coast is seeing the…

Study Says Medicare Could Save Billions On Insulin

(CNN) - A new study shows Medicare could save billions of dollars with one change. Negotiating the price of insulin. The study came out on Monday in the journal Jama Internal Medicine. It shows using price formulary and negotiations…

Washington Coronavirus Patient Discharged From Hospital

Seattle, WA (KCPQ) - The first person diagnosed with coranavirus in the U.S. is now at home resting. The hospital caring for him says he's been discharged. The patient is a man in his 30s. He's been receiving care…

CDC: Estimated 19M+ Flu-Related Illnesses Over 3 Months

(CNN) - The CDC has released new preliminary data about the impact of the current flu season. The agency estimates that between October and the end of January, there were between 19 and 26 million flu related illnesses in…

U.S. Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Now In Place

(CNN) -U.S. travel restrictions are now in place to try to contain the Wuhan coronavirus. They began Sunday evening And, they bar foreign nationals from entering the U.S. if they've visited China in the previous two weeks. U.S. citizens…

World's Richest Person Gets Even Richer

(CNN) - The world's richest person; is now even richer. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has an extra $8 billion in his piggy bank. That's after a surge in company stock. It follows a holiday earnings report that…

BBB Warns Of Tax Id Theft Scam

(CNN) - It's tax season, and that can mean ... Scam season. The Better Business Bureau is getting the word out with tax identity theft awareness week. Most people groan about filing their taxes. But, for a con artist,…

TSA Issues New Guidelines For U.S. Flights

(CNN) - The TSA is sending out a new security directive to airlines in the United States amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The new guidelines will reportedly go into effect Sunday. The airlines will be required to…

1st Drug Approved To Treat Kids' Peanut Allergies

(CNN) - The FDA approved the first drug to treat peanut allergies in children on Friday. The new medication called Palforzia can be used in children ages four to 17. It's for children who have been diagnosed with a…

64 Now Diagnosed With Brain Injury After Iran Strike

(CNN) - 64 U.S. military personnel have now been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after the Iranian missile attack in Iraq earlier this month. That's 14-more than the numbers the pentagon released last week. Of the 64 cases thus…

U.S. Farm Bankruptcies Jump 20% In 2019

(CNN) - 2019 was a tough year for American farmers. U.S. farm bankruptcies jumped 20% last year. That's the highest level since 2011, when the country was still recovering from the great recession. This, despite $28 billion in aid…

White House Announces Coronavirus Task Force

(CNN) - The White House has announced the creation of a special task force to deal with the threat of the deadly coronavirus. It's killed 170 people so far and more than 7,700 confirmed cases. The White House says…

Teachers Who Praise See Increase In Good Behavior

(CNN) - A new study suggests praise can have a big impact on the behavior of elementary students. The journal Educational Psychology, published the study on Wednesday. Researchers spent three years observing more than 25,000 kids for it. They…

50 Diagnosed With Brain Injuries After Iran Strike

(CNN) - 50 U.S. military personnel have now been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after the Iranian missile attack in Iraq earlier this month. That's 16-more than the numbers the Pentagon released last week. 15 of the service members…

Coronavirus: United Cancels Some Flights To China

(CNN) - United Airlines is canceling some flights due to the coronavirus. The temporary move affects 24 round trips. They're between the U.S. and three cities in China during the first week of February. The airline cites low demand…

Delta Waives Change Fees For China Travel

(CNN) - Delta Airlines is waiving a fee for customers who want to change flights from China. Delta Airlines has extended its its travel waiver because of the coronavirus outbreak in China. The airline says it will waive change…

FDA To Purell- Stop Making Unproven Health Claims

(CNN) - It can be difficult to know how effective hand sanitizers are. The Food and Drug Administration says not to believe everything companies say on their web sites. The agency wrote a strongly worded letter to Gojo, which…

LAX, CDC Helping Trace Potential Virus Contacts

(CNN) - There's a coordinated effort to trace the potential spread of the Wuhan coronavirus in Los Angeles. It's between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, L.A. County Department of Public Health and the L.A. airport. The director…

Google Antitrust Investigation Meeting

(CNN) - Multiple levels of U.S. governments are teaming up to investigate Google. Dozens of states are looking into the tech giant; for potential violations of antitrust laws. Now, the attorneys general might be getting help from the U.S.…

300+ Migrant Children Crossed Border Alone

(CNN) - More than 350 migrant children, who were previously waiting in Mexico with family as part of a Trump administration policy have crossed the border alone. They made the journey into the U.S. between October 1st of last…

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