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|Appeals court: 1st federal execution in 17 years can proceed
A federal appeals court ruled Sunday that the first federal execution in nearly two decades may proceed as scheduled on Monday. The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a lower court order that had put the execution of 47-year-old Daniel Lewis Lee on hold. Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Monday at a federal prison in Indiana.
POSTED JULY 12, 2020 2:42 PM
|U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China
The U.S. State Department warned American citizens on Saturday to "exercise increased caution" in China due to heightened risk of arbitrary law enforcement including detention and a ban from exiting the country. "U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime," the State Department said in a security alert issued to its citizens in China, adding that U.S. citizens may face "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" for reasons related to state security. "Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government," it added, without citing specific examples.
POSTED JULY 11, 2020 9:27 AM
|University professors fear returning to campus as coronavirus cases surge
"I am anticipating this semester with a good bit of dread," one professor said.
POSTED JULY 12, 2020 5:17 PM
|Coronavirus kept them apart for 114 days. So she took a dishwashing job to see her husband
Mary Daniel got a job as a dishwasher at a memory-care center so she could be inside the locked-down facility to see her husband, a patient there.
POSTED JULY 12, 2020 3:11 PM
|Tech CEO who abused Asian family steps down and enrolls in 'anti-racism' programme
A disgraced CEO caught on video hurling racist abuse at an Asian family has resigned and cut all business ties with his San Francisco-based tech company.Michael Lofthouse said in a statement that he had stepped down from Solid8 in order to prevent causing harm to those closest to him.
POSTED JULY 12, 2020 10:23 AM
|Coronavirus can damage the heart, major study finds
Coronavirus can damage the heart, with more than half of hospitalised patients revealing abnormal scans, a major new study has found. A survey of 69 countries, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), found that 55 per cent of 1,261 patients studied had abnormal changes to the way their heart was pumping, with around one in seven showing evidence of severe dysfunction. The majority (901 patients) had never been diagnosed with heart problems before, leading scientists to conclude that Covid-19 itself may seriously affect the heart. Among this group, heart scans were abnormal in 46 per cent of patients and 13 per cent had severe disease. Just over half of all the scans were performed in intensive care, with others carried out on general wards, heart and lung wards and in A&E.; The results follow a number of studies indicating that the virus can cause long-term damage to the brain. Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation and a consultant cardiologist, said: "Severe Covid-19 illness can result in damage to the heart and circulatory system. "We urgently need to understand more about why this is happening so we can provide appropriate care - both short and long term. "This global study - carried out at the height of the pandemic - shows that we must be on the lookout for heart complications in people with Covid-19 so that we can adapt their treatment if needed." The study, published in the European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, found the abnormalities were almost evenly split between the left and right chambers of the heart. Some three per cent of patients had suffered a recent heart attack, according to the scans. As a result of their scan, one third of patients had their treatment changed, including being given medicines for heart failure, or more careful control of fluids and therapy designed to support heart function. The study was carried out by researchers from the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Edinburgh. The team cautioned that the study cannot conclude how common heart changes are in people who did not receive scans. They stressed that all patients in the study were in hospital and had suspected heart complications. Professor Marc Dweck, who led the research, said: "Covid-19 is a complex, multi-system disease which can have profound effects on many parts of the body, including the heart. "Many doctors have been hesitant to order echocardiograms for patients with Covid-19 because it's an added procedure which involves close contact with patients. "Our work shows that these scans are important - they improved the treatment for a third of patients who received them. "Damage to the heart is known to occur in severe flu, but we were surprised to see so many patients with damage to their heart with Covid-19 and so many patients with severe dysfunction. "We now need to understand the exact mechanism of this damage, whether it is reversible and what the long-term consequences of Covid-19 infection are on the heart."
POSTED JULY 12, 2020 1:25 PM
|After Mueller's Op-Ed, Sen. Lindsey Graham Now Says He'll Call the Former Special Counsel to Testify
Graham had previously brushed off Democrats' requests for Mueller to testify in the Senate
POSTED JULY 12, 2020 4:45 PM
|A revival of ultrafast supersonic passenger jet travel is inching closer to reality – take a look at the prototype debuting in October
Boom Supersonic's XB-1 will take to the skies in 2021 to clear a path for the Overture, a supersonic jet that will continue the legacy left by the Concorde.
POSTED JULY 11, 2020 8:18 AM
|Coronavirus: Florida sets new state daily case record of 15,299
A 24-hour tally of 15,299 new coronavirus cases eclipses the worst rates seen in New York in April.
POSTED JULY 12, 2020 11:25 PM
|Feds to execute 1st inmate in 17 years for Arkansas murders
The federal government is planning to carry out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Monday, over the objection of the family of the victims and after a volley of legal proceedings over the coronavirus pandemic. Daniel Lewis Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 4 p.m. on Monday at a federal prison in Indiana. The execution, the first of a federal death row inmate since 2003, comes after a federal appeals court lifted an injunction on Sunday that had been put in place last week after the victims’ family argued they would be put at high risk for coronavirus if they had to travel to attend the execution.
POSTED JULY 13, 2020 12:02 AM