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Adam Zaborowski fired at police with AK-47 after arguing over mask rules, police said

The case is the latest violent incident tied to arguments over mandatory mask orders. But Zaborowski’s reaction was driven by his own intense difficulty with the pandemic, his attorney claimed; before the shootout, Zaborowski had lost his job and had also recently lost custody of his child. “He just wasn’t dealing well with the loss of his job, the loss of his child, just not handling the pandemic well,” John Waldron told the Express-Times on ... Full story

".@WHO holds briefing on coronavirus outbreak as cases soar past 18 million"

Reuters Top News: ".@WHO holds briefing on coronavirus outbreak as cases soar past 18 million". -. -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Scientists inspired by 'Star Wars' create artificial skin able to feel

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore researchers have developed “electronic skin” capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects, as well as feel texture, or even temperature and pain. FILE PHOTO: Dr. Benjamin Tee, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS), demonstrates how his device can detect the texture of a ... Full story

Navy SEAL Museum featured dog and Colin Kaepernick stand-in, Navy says

A demonstration of military working dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration has prompted an investigation by the Naval Special Warfare Command, officials said Sunday. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Video of the event last year surfaced on social media over the weekend, with one version receiving 2.6 million views. The event was held by the National Navy SEAL Museum, a nonprofit organization that ... Full story

South Dakota's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally expecting to draw 250K, amid coronavirus concerns

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is expecting to see more than a quarter-million people descend upon a scarcely populated South Dakota city in August, making it likely the biggest event so far during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. At least 250,000 people are anticipated to pass through Sturgis and cruise through the Western portions of the state during this year's Aug. 7 to 16 rally, which is roughly half the number of people who ... Full story

A woman was hospitalized with covid-19. One of her aides turned out to be her long-lost sister.

The unlikely reunion was set in motion in May when Crippen, 73, was diagnosed with covid-19. She initially thought she had the flu and spent days in bed feeling exhausted and generally unwell, she said. “I just kept getting weaker and weaker,” Crippen said. One day while at her apartment in Omaha, she reached for a glass of water. “I fell right off the bed,” she said, adding that she was too weak to pick herself up off the ground. Crippen, who ... Full story

Biden’s delay in choosing a running mate intensifies jockeying between potential picks

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has extended his vice-presidential search by as much as two weeks, intensifying the jockeying and lobbying between allies of the women who hope to join his White House. Even some longtime Biden allies worry the process has become “messier than it should be,” pitting women, especially Black women, against one another. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The dynamic threatens to undermine Biden’s ... Full story

Rival drugmakers launch joint trial of medicines for COVID-19

(Reuters) - Rival drugmakers AbbVie Inc ( ABBV.N ), Amgen Inc ( AMGN.O ) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc ( ) on Monday said they have begun treating patients in a trial to quickly show whether a drug from each company can be repurposed and used against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally ... Full story

Islamic State attack on Afghan prison stretches into its second day, with 21 dead

KABUL — A sophisticated attack on a major prison in eastern Afghanistan stretched into its second day Monday, leaving at least 21 dead including civilians, security forces and inmates, according to the provincial governor's office. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on the main prison in central Jalalabad, in Nangahar province, that held fighters linked to the Islamic State as ... Full story

Norway's Hurtigruten halts cruises after COVID-19 outbreak

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten is halting all its so-called expedition cruises until further notice following an outbreak of COVID-19 on one of its vessels last week, the company said on Monday. The Hurtigruten cruise liner MS Roald Amundsen is moored due the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on board, in Breivika, Tromso, Norway August 3, 2020. Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix/via REUTERS. At least 40 passengers and crew ... Full story