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Missouri seeks retired medical staff, others to fight virus

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is asking medical professionals who are not working to join a specialized state team that responds to critical health emergencies. "We are calling on all available medical professionals to support the effort to...

 

Biden raises idea of Democrats holding an online convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the coronavirus, may need to take place online as the pandemic continues to reshape the race for the White House. The party...

 

Coronavirus patients rush to join studies of Gilead drug

The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes about life support while wheeling him into Massachusetts General's intensive care...

 

Review: A look at offerings on new mobile platform Quibi

NEW YORK (AP) — Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large. The media platform launches Monday with 175 new original shows — everything from scripted series, comedic diversions, deep dramas and celebrity...

 

High-tech growing systems bring joy of gardening indoors

Traditionally, growing your own herbs and veggies was reserved for those with the luxury of outdoor space and abundant light. Now there are a number of new, high-tech indoor gardening systems that allow apartment dwellers with limited light, or...

 

SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

NEW YORK (AP) — The popcorn will be bring your own and the barbecue won't be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. SXSW announced Thursday that it's p...

 

Researcher believes he has ID'd shipwreck in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A researcher believes he's identified the mysterious shipwreck that appears every few years in the right conditions on a beach in York. The ship's remains, which were last exposed by a nor'easter in 2018, are likely those of... Full story

 

Coronavirus survivor: 'In my blood, there may be answers'

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country's first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients. "It is...

 

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie "On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble...

 

Delaware musicians perform online during pandemic

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Claymont-based local music fan Annie Johnson was watching her home-cleaning clients cancel one by one when she saw a Bellefonte Americana band starting a live stream on Facebook on March 23. After days of self-quarantine due...

 

Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform requests on live special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will be taking viewer requests during a live prime-time show this week filmed at their home. CBS will air the special, "Garth and Trisha: Live!" on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern. In an...

 

'Calling all scientists': Experts volunteer for virus fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wells was looking for a chance to use his scientific training to help fight the coronavirus when — on the same day the pandemic forced his lab to temporarily close — he decided to create his own opportunity. "CALLING...

 

Space Force launches its 1st mission with virus precautions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Nothing stops the space launch mission!" the 45th Space Wing...

 

Virus coordinator Birx is Trump's data-whisperer

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many in the public health and political worlds, Dr. Deborah Birx is the sober scientist advising an unpredictable president. She's the data whisperer who will help steer President Donald Trump as he ponders how quickly to...

 

Drugmaker backpedals on specialty status for COVID-19 drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing public criticism, the maker of a promising coronavirus drug said Wednesday it will waive a special regulatory designation that could have allowed it to block competition and boost profits for its treatment. Gilead Sciences...

 

Game Zero: Spread of virus linked to Champions League match

ROME (AP) — It was the biggest soccer game in Atalanta's history and a third of Bergamo's population made the short trip to Milan's famed San Siro Stadium. Nearly 2,500 fans of visiting Spanish club Valencia also traveled to that Champions League...

 

PTC Offers Free Online Solution to Enable Remote STEM Learning

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 24, 2020-- PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is offering its Onshape ® product development software free of charge to high school and college students around the world amid school closures caused by the COVID-19 crisis. This press...

 

Doosan Mobility Innovation Demonstrated Power of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drone During African Drone Forum

KIGALI, Rwanda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 24, 2020-- Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) participated in the African Drone Forum (ADF), February 5-7, in Kigali, Rwanda to demonstrate key benefits of drone utilization in Africa and how it can improve the...

 

Trump vs Fauci: President's gut sense collides with science

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a clash of gut instinct versus science, President Donald Trump and the government's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, are politely but publicly sparing over whether a malaria drug would work to treat people...

 

Scientists testing alternative to road salt to protect water

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Researchers in Minnesota are trying to find an alternative to road salt in an effort to protect the state's water bodies from contamination. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Saturday that road salt is the top source of...

 

Earthquake strikes off coast of Northern California

FERNDALE, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck Sunday morning off the coast of Northern California, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake hit at 8:27 a.m. about 50 miles (81 kilometers) west of Ferndale, a coastal town of 1,300...

 

Native Americans put digital spin on traditions amid virus

Native Americans across the U.S. are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of dances as a way to offer hope and spiritual support during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the weekend, jingle dress dancers and singers on the...

 

No family, fanfare for NASA astronaut launching next month

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA astronaut who's about to leave the planet for six months will blast off without any family or fanfare because of the coronavirus. Chris Cassidy said Thursday that he won't have any guests at his April 9 launch...

 

US virus testing faces new headwind: Lab supply shortages

WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some of the coronavirus tests didn't work. Then there weren't enough to go around. Now, just as the federal government tries to ramp up nationwide screening, laboratory workers are warning of a new roadblock: dire shortages...

 

Virus revives demand for traditional French soap

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Amid the rapid spread of the new coronavirus across Europe, the hallmark Marseille tradition of soap-making is enjoying a renaissance, as the French rediscover an essential local product. Serge Bruna's grandfather entered...

 

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