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Nearly 30M Americans brace for severe weather outbreak, tornado threat
U.S. News // 17 hours ago
Nearly 30M Americans brace for severe weather outbreak, tornado threat
March 27 (UPI) -- Close to 30 million people may be at risk for severe thunderstorms over the central United States as a volatile weather pattern unfolds into Saturday.
Trump invokes Defense Production Act to force GM to make ventilators
U.S. News // 21 hours ago
Trump invokes Defense Production Act to force GM to make ventilators
March 27 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act to push General Motors to produce ventilators due to a shortage of the medical supplies in hospitals fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
CDC launches online COVID-19 symptom checker
Health News // 22 hours ago
CDC launches online COVID-19 symptom checker
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a new coronavirus self-checker on its website that might ease your mind and steer you toward any medical help you might need.
Increased steps linked to lower blood pressure, study suggests
Health News // 22 hours ago
Increased steps linked to lower blood pressure, study suggests
If you have high blood pressure, you can take steps to lower it by walking more every day, new research suggests.
Too little sleep increases kids' risk for mental health conditions
Health News // 23 hours ago
Too little sleep increases kids' risk for mental health conditions
Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at risk for ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, researchers report.
U.S. mayors say they're running out of supplies to fight coronavirus
U.S. News // 23 hours ago
U.S. mayors say they're running out of supplies to fight coronavirus
March 27 (UPI) -- Cities lack sufficient test kits and protective equipment for first responders and hospital personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, a survey of U.S. mayors said Friday.
Iran calls on U.S. to release detained scientist
World News // 23 hours ago
Iran calls on U.S. to release detained scientist
March 27 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javid Zarif demanded Friday that the United States release an Iranian scientist he says is being unlawfully detained.
One dead, 16 injured in New York City subway car fire
U.S. News // 1 day ago
One dead, 16 injured in New York City subway car fire
March 27 (UPI) -- A New York City subway operator who ushered passengers from a burning train car on Friday morning died, and at least 16 were injured, fire officials said.
Fighting erupts at Chinese bridge between Hubei, Jiangxi provinces
World News // 1 day ago
Fighting erupts at Chinese bridge between Hubei, Jiangxi provinces
March 27 (UPI) -- Police in China clashed with each other and with people trying to cross a bridge between Hubei and Jiangxi provinces, according to footage uploaded to Chinese social media on Friday.
Cuomo orders schools to remain closed as N.Y. caseload soars past 44,000
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Cuomo orders schools to remain closed as N.Y. caseload soars past 44,000
March 27 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered all schools in the state to remain closed an additional two weeks as officials struggled to deal a coronavirus pandemic caseload of more than 44,000.
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