Mysterious “Sonic” Ailments Said to be More Widespread Among U.S. Personnel

WASHINGTON — Mysterious episodes that caused brain injuries in spies, diplomats, soldiers and other U.S. personnel overseas starting five years ago now number more than 130 people, far more than previously known, according to current and former officials.

Hard-Liner Ahmadinejad Again Seeks to be Iran President

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run again for the Islamic Republic’s presidency, raising the possibility that the populist leader who rapidly advanced Tehran’s nuclear program to challenge the West could return to the country’s top civilian post.

Pipeline Shutdown Tests Biden.. Brawl Over Line-Cutting

President Joe Biden signaled that there was reason for optimism and officials laid out plans Wednesday to address transportation issues and price pressures after ransom-seeking hackers last week shut down the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the East Coast’s gas.

The worsening gas shortage in North Carolina is causing tension at the pumps — including actual fights among drivers waiting in line.

World’s Fattest Island Becomes First to Jab 100% of Adults.. Doctors Fear Vaccines Messing with Mammograms.. CDC Says 28 Blood Clot Cases, 3 Deaths May Be Linked to J&J.. COVID in Penile Tissue, May Lead to Erectile Dysfunction.. New Docs Show Police Charged Thousands for Petty Violations.. Schools Ditch Student Mask Requirements in Growing Numbers

Due to a statistical quirk Nauru, north-east of Australia, has technically given 108% of the adult population the coronavirus vaccine, because its most recent census hasn’t caught up with the actual population level

After more than a year of anxious waiting, women newly vaccinated against COVID-19 are flocking back to mammography clinics to catch up on routine tests that were delayed by the pandemic. In some cases, they’re met with one more pandemic surprise: a false red flag for breast cancer.

CDC scientists say their investigation into a rare blood clotting issue linked to the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has identified 28 people who developed the potentially life threatening blockages — three of whom have died.

MIAMI — The COVID-19 virus has confounded and confused the public, doctors, and scientists alike by its ability to infiltrate numerous body parts, areas, and organs. Now, a new study out of Miami is sure to make all male readers shudder for a moment. University of Miami scientists have, for the first time ever, discovered traces of COVID-19 within penile tissue.

In March and April of last year, drastic emergency measures were imposed by federal, state, and local government authorities for the stated purpose of curbing the spread of COVID-19. By March 16, 2020, all states had declared a State of Emergency, and by April 7 all states except four had imposed a “Stay at Home” order of some kind. Counties and municipalities also decreed their own separate COVID-related orders. As usual in the US, the details greatly varied by jurisdiction — some measures were far more stringent than others. But in general, a new legal regimen had taken hold across the country, in the name of combatting what was described as a once-in-a-lifetime public health crisis.

(AP) – As a lengthy, bitter fight over mask requirements for students neared its conclusion, the chairperson of a Florida school board announced that she would agree to lift a mandate that had been in place since September even though she preferred leaving it in place until the end of the academic year. Parents hurled insults in response.

CNN More Opinionated, Emotional. Can it Still be “Most Trusted Name in News..?” FOX Pitches Advertisers Softer Side with Election Over

As the first presidential debate of the 2020 general election came to a close last fall, CNN’s top anchors and political correspondents stepped up to offer their seasoned perspective and analysis.

The Fox Corp. cable network emphasized some of its feel-good programming in a presentation to advertisers on Tuesday, pointing to a series called “America Together,” featuring inspiring stories of local communities accomplishing common goals, and the Patriot Awards, honoring local heroes.

Inside Nasty Battle Between Silicon Valley and Journalism

Late last fall, the New York Times was preparing a bombshell article about Coinbase, a financial exchange that had become the largest U.S. company in the cryptocurrency industry and was just months away from a sensationally lucrative IPO. Nathaniel Popper, a writer in the newspaper’s San Francisco bureau, had spent months reporting a story about Coinbase’s alleged inhospitability to Black employees. (One former worker told him, “Most people of color working in tech know that there’s a diversity problem … But I’ve never experienced anything like Coinbase.”) With Silicon Valley increasingly the dominant force in American life, and during a national reckoning over structural racism, an examination of HR practices at one of the tech industry’s fastest-growing businesses — documented with firsthand accounts — was classic accountability journalism.

Republicans Cancel Cheney.. Declares War on Trump Moments After Oust.. “Ignoring Lie Emboldens Liar..” Down but Not Out in Wyoming.. Flake: No Greater Offense that Honesty in Today’s GOP.. Dozens of Republicans Threaten to Form New Party.. Biden Works to Present Calm Contrast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans dumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post Wednesday for her persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, underscoring the hold the defeated and twice-impeached former president retains on his party.

After House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as chair of the conference, the lawmaker pledged to ensure Donald Trump would never get “near the Oval Office” again.

“If you want leaders who will enable and spread his destructive lies, I’m not your person, you have plenty of others to choose from,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told House Republicans before they voted to remove her as the party’s conference chair on Wednesday.

LARAMIE, Wyo., May 12 (Reuters) – When lifelong Wyoming Republican Tage Benson and Democrat Chamois Andersen met for the first time at the Owl in the Attic antiques store in Laramie this past weekend, they quickly put their political differences aside.

Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is calling out GOP lawmakers for their plan to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from the party’s leadership in the House, arguing that “today there is no greater offense than honesty” among Republicans.

Dozens of Republicans are planning to call for reforms amid escalating divisions within their party and are threatening to form a separate group if GOP members do not break away from former President Trump.

President Joe Biden is seizing on this week’s dramatic moment of Republican discord by inviting a parade of officeholders from both parties to grapple with major national challenges, hoping to portray himself as working to solve the country’s problems in contrast to the Republicans’ internal bloodletting.