OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma senators walked out of a Thursday morning sermon on the Senate floor, after the chaplain spoke out against recent comments made by Senator Nathan Dahm about Vice President Kamala Harris.
The Rev. Dr. Lee E. Cooper Jr. said during his message on the Senate floor:
“Everyone who heard it should have deemed it wrong, Senator Dahm. You don’t have to take it back. It’s still sexist.”
Cooper used his platform on the...
New York (CNN Business) – Yum Brands said Wednesday that its KFC chicken sandwich -- which is made with an extra crispy chicken filet on a buttered brioche bun with pickles and spicy or classic mayonnaise -- has been a success so far.
"Our sandwich is performing at more than twice the volumes of our prior US sandwich launches," Yum (YUM) CEO David Gibbs said during an analyst call discussing earnings.
"Customers are loving the...
Medscape Medical News – Although vaccination rates against the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low for young adults across the United States, the number of self-reported HPV vaccinations among women and men between the ages of 18 and 21 years has markedly increased since 2010, according to new research findings.
The findings were published online April 27 as a research letter in JAMA.
In 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the HPV vaccine for the...
OPINION | THE NEW YORK POST – For 14 months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended draconian restrictions on Americans’ daily lives to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The CDC disregarded the psychological hardships and economic losses the restrictions inflicted. Now the evidence is emerging that the restrictions were based on flimsy science or sheer guesswork.
Last week, MIT researchers showed that the CDC’s 6-foot social-distancing rule has no basis in science....
NEWSWEEK – A child has died and her mother hospitalized after they were attacked by at least one dog in North Carolina on Tuesday.
Police in Garner, the North Carolina town where the incident happened, said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the 7-year-old and her mother were seriously injured during the attack.
The pair were both taken to a WakeMed medical center in Garner for treatment.
The girl died as a result of her...
BRECKENRIDGE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man died after going into cardiac arrest when he was attacked by an aggressive swarm of bees outside his home, authorities said.
Thomas Hicks, 70, was mowing his lawn Monday when he was repeatedly stung by the bees outside his home in Breckenridge, about 130 miles west of Dallas, authorities said.
The Breckenridge Fire Department said first responders faced “very aggressive bee activity” when they arrived at the home.
THE HILL – New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it is safe for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be outside without a mask, but only in small groups.
The guidance, which CDC Director Rochelle Walensky outlined during a White House press conference Tuesday, builds on previous updates from the agency about the activities people can feel comfortable with once fully vaccinated. Walensky said:
"Today is another...
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed two Black women to lead major state health agencies.
Shevaun Harr now leads the Department of Children and Families.
Simone Marstiller is the new secretary of the Agency of Health Care Administration.
Add Dr. Shamarial Roberson, the Department of Health’s deputy secretary for health, to the list, and Black women are at or near the top of three major state health agencies.
DeSantis made the appointments as the...
FLORIDA POLITICS – The state’s fraud laws are likely about to get an update.
All Senators supported a measure to make certain pandemic scams chargeable offenses Tuesday. The House already passed the bill, meaning it’s now ready for Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ signature.
Officials at all levels have been warning people about scams promising vaccines or PPE in exchange for money, Land O’ Lakes Rep. Ardian Zika said.
Sen. Aaron Bean said, “This bill criminalizes using pandemic for fraud...
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WESH2 – Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended the “State of Emergency” in Florida due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The state of emergency has broadened the governor’s powers to respond to the pandemic, allowing him to activate the state’s emergency operations center and deploy National Guard troops if necessary.
On Tuesday afternoon, the governor’s office said the order had been extended for another 60 days ... source.
Florida Awaits DeSantis Announcement On Extending Lockdown
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – After a year of denying that COVID-19 was real, Ted Nugent now has the virus.
The rocker announced Monday that he has tested positive after experiencing a “stuffed-up head” and “body aches.”
“I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. I thought I was dying. Just a clusterf--k,” Nugent said on Facebook Live. “I got the Chinese s--t.
“My God, what a pain in the ass. I literally could hardly...
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