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Florida has shattered its records for COVID-19 hospitalizations, with admissions increasing tenfold in just over a month, and hospitals' COVID-19 wards filling after nearly emptying in June. The state now also leads the nation in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the state of West Virginia accusing several drug manufacturers of misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs will go to trial next April, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday. The Mass Litigation Panel, a group of state judges in Kanawha County, granted a motion by the state to expedite the trial, Morrisey said in a news release. The lawsuits were previously filed separately in Boone County in August 2019. Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Watch video of the Indian men's hockey team receiving their bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Concord is diving deeper into its IP vault of music and theatrical performance rights to develop movies, TV shows and podcasts throught the newly established Concord Originals division. Sophia Dilley has been promoted to senior vice president to lead the push at Concord Originals from Los Angeles. Dilley told Variety the company plans to be […]
Variety and Rolling Stone are pleased to announce additional programming for the inaugural Truth Seekers virtual summit on Aug. 26, presented by Showtime Documentary Films. RZA will participate in a keynote conversation about creating, executive producing, and composing “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” a series looking at the Wu-Tang Clan’s iconic formation, mega success, and cultural influence. Academy […]
I lost two close family members. This death has made me want to change my life – am I being rash?Big changes within us can call for big changes in our environment, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. But give yourself some time first ‘Seeing death makes us want to grab life ... when everything feels chaotic within us, it feels wrong to keep existing in the ordinary.’ Painting: The Shepherd’s Dream, from Paradise Lost (1793) by Henry Fuseli. Photograph: agefotostock/Alamy
This Life review – a funny, heartbreaking and freakishly true Cool Britannia classicThe ‘perfect show’ is the sort of TV where you want to contact all your friends after watching to recap its glory• This Life is streaming in Australia on SBS On Demand. For more recommendations of what to stream in Australia, click here This Life depicts all the messiness and glory of being in your 20s in a way that you never usually see on commercial television. Photograph: Moviestore Collection Ltd/Alamy
Champagne moment as supernova captured in detail for the first timeResearchers record the earliest moments of a supernova as a shockwave blasts its way through a star Stock illustration of a supernova. Using data from Nasa’s Kepler space telescope, astrophysicists have observed in unprecedented detail the initial light burst from a supernova. Photograph: M Weiss/Nasa/CXC
Foreign officials and corrupt business people targeted under changes to Australia’s sanctions powersProposed amendments allow government to sanction individuals for ‘gross human rights violations’ or serious corruption Foreign affairs minister Marise Payne says the new measures would allow Australia to ‘impose targeted financial sanctions and travel bans’ on perpetrators of human rights abuses or corruption. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP
Wallabies face tough assignment to storm fortress Eden Park and lay claim to Bledisloe Cup Australia are up against a full-strength All Blacks team at their most intimidating stadium The Wallabies pack in a scrum the last time they played a Bledisloe Cup match against the All Blacks at Eden Park in 2020. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images
The Olympics arrived just in time to lift locked-down Australia out of its toxic funkFrom Peter Bol’s valiant sprint to Emma McKeon’s victory laps, we got the Games we needed at a time we needed it most Australia’s Peter Bol leading the field in the 800m final. ‘There is not much solace in lockdown, but the Tokyo Olympics have been a way of channelling a lot of trapped energy that was beginning to curdle and turn bad,’ says Brigid Delaney. Photograph: Daisuke Asauchi/AFLO/Rex/Shutterstock
The Others by Mark Brandi review – sanctuary from a plague or something more sinister?Author’s third novel is an uneasy, haunting tale of fear and isolation, told through the eyes of a child and let down only by its uneven pace Mark Brandi and his new novel, The Others. Composite: Julian Dolman
Sky News Australia to face Senate inquiry after week-long YouTube suspensionMedia watchdog will also be asked to explain why it has taken no action against broadcasting of misinformation Sky News Australia is to face a Senate inquiry after YouTube suspension for violating medical misinformation policies as Kevin Rudd calls for media watchdog to take tougher line on broadcaster. Photograph: YouTube
The famed Dolder Grand and BitLux private jets have teamed up for the world's first crypto-based luxury travel partnership.
Ballet-dancing plumber Harry Garside boxing for rare Australian medalGarside has landed a blow on outdated gender stereotypes in the traditionally hyper-masculine sport Australia’s Harry Garside removed his gloves to reveal painted nails after winning his Tokyo Olympics quarter-final bout. Photograph: Luis Robayo - Pool/Getty Images
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's schools and an east Arkansas school district where hundreds of staff and students are quarantining because of a COVID-19 outbreak sued the state Thursday over its ban on mask mandates . The lawsuit by the Little Rock and Marion school districts is the second the state faces over the measure Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed in to law in April prohibiting schools and other governmental bodies from requiring masks. Hutchinson called the Legislature back into session
The New York State Assembly impeachment investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo is nearing completion and the chamber's judiciary committee has asked his lawyers to submit evidence by the end of next week, the panel's chairman said on Thursday. The deadline is part of growing pressure on New York's third-term Democratic governor, who is facing numerous calls for his resignation two days after an investigation overseen by the state's top prosecutor Attorney General Letitia James concluded he had sexually harassed 11 women. Shortly after James disclosed the findings of the report, Cuomo, 63, issued a video statement making it clear he had no plans to do resign and denying he had acted inappropriately.
In an exclusive interview to PTI after his 57kg final, the 23-year-old Dahiya said a silver medal will never give him satisfaction even though his performance would mean a lot for Indian wrestling.
Chamoli (Uttrakhand)[India], August 5 (ANI): People from several villages in Uttarakhand on Thursday participated in a protest against the state government's decision to not allow Char Dham Yatra.