CNN reports that for the first time in its 20-year history, Oprah will not be on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. The media mogul turned over the cover to Breonna Taylor, a Kentucky woman who was killed in her own home by police in March. Winfrey revealed the cover on Instagram on Thursday, and says "We can't be silent." "Breonna Taylor. She was just like me. She was just like you. And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans.
A resurgence in coronavirus infections has rocked the US South and West. It is now making its way to Midwestern states, according to reports at CNN. Anthony Fauci is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "What inevitably is going to happen is that the states that are not yet in trouble, will likely get into trouble," Dr. Anthony Fauci States including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee are seeing an increase in positivity.
As COVID-19 infections surge, health care professionals across the US are struggling to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment. But according to UPI, a new report reveals that in 11 states, there's a shortage of intensive care unit doctors to take care of non-COVID-19 patients, too. This week's update shows that Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and Washington all could face a shortage of intensivists.
“Now, I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” It is the 75th Anniversary of the detonation of the first ever nuclear bomb. On 16 July 1945, the ‘Trinity’ nuclear test plunged humanity into the atomic age. The bomb was detonated in New Mexico, at the Alamogordo test range. Nicknamed the “gadget”, the device yielded 19 kilotons, creating a crater over 300 metres wide. On 6 and 9 August 1945, nuclear bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tens of thousands of civilians died immediately and many more from radiation exposure later.
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In New Mexico, three people have died, three are in critical condition, and one is permanently blind after drinking hand sanitizer. According to CNN, they were poisoned by methanol, which is a common ingredient of hand sanitizer. State health officials say the poisonings were all related to alcoholism. Some people have been known to use hand sanitizer to get intoxicated due to its alcohol content. Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are spiking in parts of California and the U.S. Southwest, prompting Arizona to reactivate its emergency plan for medical facilities and California to place counties where half its population lives on a watch list. Jillian Kitchener has more.
A former Starbucks employee told Business Insider things you should never do at the coffee chain. Don't collect a beverage without looking at the name on the cup. Don't expect a free refill on every drink. Avoid asking for drink add-ins after you've already paid. Please don't leave a mess at the sugar and milk area. Ordering off of the "secret menu" can be a real headache for baristas. Don't get in line if you don't know what you want to order yet.
A former Starbucks employee has been arrested for allegedly spitting in the drinks of law enforcement officers. According to CNN, 21-year-old Kevin A. Trejo was charged Monday with crimes. Park Ridge New Jersey police launched an investigation after receiving information about possible drink tampering. Trejo is facing several charges, including creating a hazardous or physically dangerous condition.
A former Starbucks barista spoke to Business Insider and revealed the best things to order from the coffee giant. Starbucks fanatics love the snickerdoodle hot chocolate (or latte). The watermelon cold-foam Refresher is a great summer drink. This mint chocolate chip Frappuccino is refreshing and sweet. Blonde Americanos are smooth and packed with caffeine. Most Starbucks baristas should know how to make a London fog, which is perfect for tea drinkers.
A Starbucks barista was publicly shamed on Facebook by a customer who refused to follow store policy and wear a mask. The 24-year-old barista, Lenin Guiterrez asked customer Amber Lynn Gilles to wear a face mask while she ordered. Gilles became irate, cursing at Guiterrez and threatening to call the police next time she was asked to wear a mask. After Gilles tried to publicly humiliate Guiterrez through a Facebook post, a GoFundMe was started for the barista.
A huge fan of US President Donald Trump has done her patriotic part in proving that justice is a dish best served cold. Newser reports the identity of a bomb-throwing protester in Portland, Oregon, remained obscure until someone claimed to know him. It was none other than Karla Fox, the 'Trump-loving grandma' of 18-year-old Gabriel 'Rico' Agard-Berryhill. Fox says she ID'd her grandson by the olive-colored vest she bought him with the word 'ICONS' on it. I love him to death.
[NFA] Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers. Freddie Joyner has more.
Oregon's governor on Wednesday said federal tactical police had agreed to withdraw from Portland, though U.S. officials said agents would stay until conditions improved after weeks of clashes with protesters. Gloria Tso reports.
CNN reports that with a death toll of over 153,000, the US has reported more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 than anywhere else in the world.
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